My 2003 Fleetwood Prowler also has that "don't walk on the roof" spec...
I've been doing it since 2002 when I bought the dang thing.. BUT, I only step on the ribs of the roof.. If you step between them, it feels a lot softer, so I don't do that..
I cover my trailer. I wash the roof, I walk on it... Stepping on the ribs only.. I can tell where they are thru the rubber roof, so no big deal.
No leaks, no falling thru, but I can say that if I didn't step on the ribs, that might not be the case...
This is just works for me.. I'm also a fat ass at around #230 (6'3" tall), so there you go... :)
Looks like they are still only 6 lug wheels and a semi float rear end...
#8800 GVWR used to be the old "3/4 ton" trucks.. Those came with 8 lugs and full floaters, but if it had a diesel in it, had low payload too...
From those TFLT vids on youtube, the XD didn't do all that great on mpg's as one would expect from a diesel...
I'll take my 13 F150 Ecoboost with #7700 GVWR, #4050 rear axle rating and #1920 payload that stickered for $43k, but I got it for #33k with 56 miles on it... :)
I should expect no more then 1,500lbs of tongue weight, so I should get the system that handles 10,000lbs and 1,500lbs TW. Correct?
Your factory hitch on the F150 is only rated for #1150 TW with a WD hitch, so not sure how you figure you can go to #1500??
Unless you upgraded your factory F150 hitch?
So, who says you have to pay what someone is asking for their rig? Some are very proud of their rigs and think they should make a profit on it...
I laugh at current RV prices and would not pay what they are asking for new or used rigs...
I paid too much for my 2003 Prowler brand new in 2002, but since I still own it to this day, I think I've gotten a good ROI on it and I've made the necessary mods to it to make it work for us.
I don't do more than long weekend "camping" trips, so I don't need all the "conveniences of home" for that short of time.. I enjoy the cozy space and the "disconnect from the world" feeling with my rig.. That's why I still love it! :)
Anyway, good luck and enjoy the rig you get for what your intended purposes are for it and if it makes you happy, that's all that counts... Not what you paid for it.. ;)
Of a Truck/Camper(that with kitchen/bath) combo with high MPGs. Now, I'm assuming it's going to be diesel, but I'm also curious what one can get on the half-ton campers.On a half-ton camper, it ain't gonna be a diesel.
Doesn't Ram have the Eco Diesel?
Yes, but they don't have much payload... ;)
Nope... ;) I've got my beer fridge in the garage that is not a full size kitchen fridge, but a lot bigger than my 2 door RV fridge.. ;)
I don't want to go out to my trailer to get stuff out of the fridge when I can go into my garage.. Besides, I cover my trailer during the winter, so it's not an option anyway..
But, if it works for you, that's great and that's all that counts.
Also, my RV fridge is a Dometic that had the recall notice on it, but I didn't do the recall because it didn't fix the issue.. Just made it so that when the pipe breaks, it diverts the leaking liquid away from the flame, but also caused the fridge to not work as well...
So, I just don't use it on electric anymore and that's what works for me..
Just don't stop in Stockton? It'll take you a lot longer to take 101. But, if you have the time, and like to see the coast, do it.. :)
But, if you are on a time crunch, i5 all the way down to LA is the way to go, time wise... Not so much scenic... Just hammer down and don't look back.
There was some update for Win 7/Win 8 that would set you up for the Win 10 upgrade.. I have 2 laptops that I've upgraded to 10 from 7 and I'm liking it so far...
You can't do much about the 'security' automatic updates.. They are doing that so you don't leave a hole in the OS that can be exploited easily.. My Dad is 72 years old, very smart person, and has no clue on computers.. Been hit with most, if not all of the "stupid user" scams they have... Ugh..
I like the iPad idea... That's really all he needs too...
To change your Win 10 updates to an extent (you still can't control the security updates), you can do a 'search' for "windows update". Click on the "Windows Update Services" link. Go to Advanced Update Settings. Check the "Defer Updates" option. Go to the "Privacy Settings" and turn everything you can find to "OFF". You have to click thru all the menu items on the left side of the screen.
I hate MS as much as anyone, but what else are you going to do?? Oh, go to Apple... Well, that's always an option, so if that works for you, great... Not so much for me..
I bought my brand new trailer in July 2002 and it was bad... The mattress the most once I took the plastic wrap off of it...
I left all the windows and vents wide open during the day and even pulled the mattress out and let it sit in the sun, then left the windows cracked open at night for a couple of WEEKS.. I wasn't able to go out on it's first trip for about a month after I got it home due to work, but I'm glad I had that time to air it out first! I think it was the cabinets and the mattress that had it in my case.
I only exchange my cylinders when they are about to expire. Don't give a flip how much propane is in the tank.. For $20, you get a new cylinder with enough propane in it to justify the purchase and when it's empty, I just take it to get refilled.. Easy, Peasy.. ;)
I had some dead HP laptops with 7 on them.. Since they would never boot up again, I installed 7 on some older Dell laptops that had xp one them and used the CD and keys from the dead hp's .. Activated just fine.
A hole big enough for them to squeeze thru is how they get in, but I've parked my trailer about 3 feet from my wood shed for the past 10 + years and have never had a single rodent in the trailer...
Here is a pic of how close it is.. The white lattice thing behind the trailer is a 16'x4' wood shed.
I put the dcon trays in the wood shed and they are empty every couple of weeks...
I find some carcasses in the wood pile from time to time, but with as much as they eat, they must die in other places too?
My Dad parks his 5th wheel inside his huge shop and has gotten rodents in the thing to the point he had to replace all the carpet in it... He sets traps when they seem to be present and gets bodies all the time.. He sets the dcon trays around his shop too, and they empty as well...
This is a $40K RV and my little TT cost $14K brand new and sits outside and has never had one in it.. :)
Anyway, good luck with it!
There are essentially 4 different "5.4" V8's that have been around over the years.. 97-98 was the original 5.4's. I had a 97 and it did 255,000 miles when I traded it and still had a lot of life in it.
99-03 in the F150s was with what they called a "PI" head. It had a "Performance Improved" head design, but was still a 2 valve setup.
During that same time (99-03?), the Lincoln Navigators and Lincoln Mark LT "F150" came with a 4 valve version of the 5.4 and I don't recall hearing many issues with that one?
04-09... Yes, those are the 3 valves and at least with the early models, that's all you heard about was the "Cam Phaser" issues with them.. I think the last few years were better, but I would not touch one of those era 5.4's..
Anyway, not all 5.4's are the same... ;) Sure, some spit out spark plugs and some didn't... Some cam phasers went out and some didn't...
I'm still in a F150, and it's the infamous "Ecoboost" and some are reporting problems with them and some aren't... So far, I'm doing just fine... But, I did go ahead and get the Ford ESP plan for up to 100,000 miles on it... ;)
Just in case.. :)