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RE: Driving on the lateral with a MH (in PV)- What is the rule?

I think he is referring to bypass roads, but Im not positive.
donn0128 02/26/17 06:50am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Picking a TT for live aboard

With a 1500 GM product, you really will need to stay under about 7500 pounds gross. And sadly there is not much that will be good in cold weather. Think squad tent with a pot belly stove in it.
donn0128 02/25/17 06:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Biggest Challenges

Yup! Finding a health insurance company you can aford and that will give you coverage in all 50 states is a biggie. After that a decent exit plan is paramount. Being depreciating assets RVs and vehicles are horrible expenses. Unless you have a lot of disposable income, you will want to figure out how to save money. Doing volunteer camp hosting can save you months of camping fees for a little work.
donn0128 02/25/17 03:52pm Beginning RVing
RE: Installing a dish receiver

Type of antenna? There are tools to trace coax cables. Usually around 20 dollars. Go buy one and start the trace.
donn0128 02/25/17 03:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: water in heater burner

Brand? Burning gas creates humidity.
donn0128 02/25/17 03:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Help finding a part please,

1 260 593 2427 With coaches serial number in hand call CC parts and ask them. They are always really good getting the correct part to you.
donn0128 02/25/17 03:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: best route from Bend OR to Rocky Mtn NP

From Bend the shortest route east is US20 to Ontario. There is one reasonable pass to go over. ID is not bad and being on the interstate highway system means lots of truck traffic and relatively easy grades. Once you cross the Rockies at about the UT/WY border it will be flat lands from there east.
donn0128 02/25/17 11:19am Roads and Routes
RE: Is "PolySteel" worth it?

Total scam! The material costs maybe 50 bucks, another 50 for labor. The rest is pure profit. If you look at the warrenty you will see all the disclaimers and exclusions. Once your done you will probably see nothing is covered. A good wax job twice a year is far better for the exterior.
donn0128 02/25/17 07:11am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Future of the diesel?

I can see a hybrid, aka Prius using a small diesel motor running at a constant speed supplying power to a large battery bank in turn feeding an electric motor. Cost is still going to be the biggest hurdle. DD had a Honda hybrid for a while. When she found out how expensive a replacement battery pack cosg and how often it would need replacing..... well lets just say the hybrid went away pretty fast.
donn0128 02/24/17 08:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: How Often Do You Trade?

Greetings. With the newest technology available today I see jo logical reason to move away from fivers. Auto leveling makes it a one button job. Hookups are goingmto be exactly the same no matter what type RV you choose. The only difference is hitching up a toad, or backing under the fifth wheel with your truck. Bottom line as I see it is cost. A new truck 60K, a new fiver 90K. New DP in the approx same size 250 to 500K. Depreciation DP loses hands down.
donn0128 02/23/17 01:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing a fifth wheel with a 6" lift. Will I have issues?

Please remember what I said. IF the PO installed springs to achieve the lift it is highly likely the springs are no longer rated to handle the load. Most lifts use really soft springs to achieve a soft ride off road where lifts are suppose to work. The OP needs to research the lift and try to determine thespring load rates before he attempts to tow this trailer. BTW the GD web site lists the trailer as a 11,995 GVWR and 9900 pounds dry. Remember the truck is no longer stock, so ALL factory numbers and specs are out the window.
donn0128 02/22/17 03:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing a fifth wheel with a 6" lift. Will I have issues?

Your going to have two major problems. The 6 inch lift if from springs could mean your truck basically will have too soft of a suspension to handle the load. Second 6 inches is the recomended minimuum recomended clearence between truck and trailer. So in essence you will have ZERO clearence. Likely making it impossible to hitch up, much less attempt to drive down the road with it. On top of all the other mistakes you have made, if this is a 2500HD and not a 3500 even in stock form, which it is not, you likely will be overloaded just a bare bones trailer.
donn0128 02/22/17 03:14pm Fifth-Wheels

Everything is taken into acccount for GVWR. Thats why its called GROSS Vehicle Weight Rating. But remember. Very few people travel with full holding tanks. Water, maybe yes, but black and gray?
donn0128 02/22/17 01:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Have a class A, thinking of going to 5th wheel, any regrets?

Watch out for? Be sure not un undersize your truck. That appears to be one of the biggest mistakes people make when shopping for a fiver. They buy based on the trailers dry weight.
donn0128 02/22/17 09:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Newbie questions- battery charger, battery, etc.

Plug the trailer into a 120VAC outlet and let the converter charger do its job. Check battery water level every month or so during the off season.
donn0128 02/21/17 09:06pm Beginning RVing
RE: Half-ton vs 3/4 Ton

A properly equipped 2500 with correctly setup WDH assembly will generally speaking tow much better that a 1500 setup.
donn0128 02/20/17 10:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Garmin RV 760LMT

Depends on how you have programmed it. Fastest, less traffic,truck,bicycle? Pick your programming functions.
donn0128 02/20/17 10:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Tire Help

Have always had good service from Discount tire. Lots of options and decent prices. I went with Yokahamas for my dually pulling a fiver. Quiet ride.
donn0128 02/20/17 10:06am Truck Campers
RE: NADA values for used Fifth Wheels

Funny, your looking to spend 35K, so yea, your looking for low end. I have a suggestion, why not buy a new high end, plan on keeping it, use it now and it can still be great when you retire. Heck, we spent more than we wanted back in 2005 for our fiver. Were now retired and it is still in excellent shape. And we still like this floor plan more than any others we have looked at.
donn0128 02/19/17 05:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: NADA values for used Fifth Wheels

Fivers, especially ones in top shape do command a premium. Exactly what and how much are you looking at?
donn0128 02/19/17 03:17pm Fifth-Wheels
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