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RE: Are Heartland RVs that bad? Many negative reviews on the net

How does one find out what frames are used on a unit? I’m looking at a Forest River Cedar creek and am not finding any info about the frame. As far as I know there is only, well two mfgs that use in house built frames. Northwood Mfg and OutdoorRV. Both out of Lagrande OR. Im sure there are others. Lippert frame issues seem to have been fixed several years ago. At least no one has posted in quite some time complaining about issues. Many of the issues were shared across some of the lower line fivers. Cardinal, Cedar Creek, Montana to name a few that did not seem to be involved in the frame issues. I have a Lippert frame under my 2005 Cedar Creek and have never had an issue, so I would not be afraid to buy what I like and go camping.
donn0128 04/23/18 05:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: 1500 vs 2500

I assume that 5595 number your quoting is dry or shipping weight. No one will ever tow a trailer thst actually scales even close to that number. Look for the trailers GVWR and base your tow vehicle off that. You can find the trailers GVWR by looking at the tag near the left front corner of the trailer. It offers a world of useful information. As to towing ability. The 1500 ecodiesel gets great fuel economy, but has really low towing ratings. It is not the best pick for towing. Ford F150 ecoboost can be configured to tow heavy, but costs to do so it winds up almost cheaper to go to a 2500 As far as differences. That has been espounded many times. Basically larger brakes, stronger frames, tires, wheels, not to mention load ratings. The new Rams with rear coil springs? Not heard any negative comments. Spring rates are going to be same or similar between leaf and coils. So I see no reason to worry about that. Ride? Yea a 1500 should in theory ride a bit better than a comparable 2500. But most people wont see the difference.
donn0128 04/23/18 08:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Android phone and Pad issues

Clean cache.
donn0128 04/22/18 04:26pm Technology Corner
RE: Are Heartland RVs that bad? Many negative reviews on the net

WOW. And I thought my 3 issues in 12 years was bad!
donn0128 04/22/18 02:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: 05 Winnebago / Workhorse W22 - no left brake light

Bad ground would be my first guess.
donn0128 04/22/18 02:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bed cap removing

Winch in the garage. Aframe and winch outside. Several friends.
donn0128 04/22/18 12:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Carriage Cameo

Are the broken windows all in the same place? Sounds like a structural issue, and your simply putting bandaids on.
donn0128 04/22/18 08:05am General RVing Issues
RE: 4X4 for dingy towing

Old Suzukies can be flat towed. Light, cheap, and tons of fun wrapped up in a small package. Yea, their old, but darn near bullet proof.
donn0128 04/21/18 11:22am Dinghy Towing
RE: Sirius XM?

Geeze. PLEASE,,PLEASE listen to me. XM Ready means it will interface with an additional device. IT DOES NOT mean it has XM receiver installed. You need to add a receiver to receive XM signal.
donn0128 04/20/18 07:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Atwood water heater breaker tripping

Check the ohms on the heating element. My guess its going bad.
donn0128 04/20/18 06:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sirius XM?

Actually ESN is displayed on Sirius XM channel 1.
donn0128 04/20/18 05:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Sirius XM?

XM ready? That simply means it has an input for an OPTIONAL XM receiver. Go to BestBuy or online to the XMSirius store and pick one. We habe an old Pioneer Inno and love it. Have mounts for car, home, truck and trailer, so only one subscription needed. Plus its battery powered so with headphones I can use it on a walk or biking. On top of that it has memory to store around 1000 songs.
donn0128 04/20/18 05:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Not new to camping but new to going it alone

Once you get it home, hook up, find an empty parking lot and practice, practice, practice. Backing alone can be a chore, but totally doable once you understand how to backup.
donn0128 04/20/18 04:21pm Beginning RVing
RE: Sweet spot for 4.10 gears

Each truck will be different. To answer your question, figure 65MPH is your base line. Now what is the RPM for the configuration at 65MPH. Next you can look up the torque specs for that particular motor. Sweet spot will IMHO be between the bottom and mid point of the curve. For my Cummins torque starts at around 1650 RPM. That puts me between 1750 and 1850 RPM on the flats at 65MPH. Which is exactly where I want it to be.
donn0128 04/20/18 04:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Direct TV deadline April 30. 2019

What receiver? There ending SD programing and apparently no longer supporting old receivers. Get a new one or switch to Dish. No big deal.
donn0128 04/19/18 07:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need phone advice for aging parent

Caption call is what your looking for. My sister uses one because she is nearly deaf. There is a lag time that makes things hard at time. What brand hearing aids does she have? Phonak among others have a device that pairs to a cell phone via bluetooth so she can hear in stereo the conversation. You might look into one of them to match to her hearing aids, then get a cheap cell phone. In fact Im listening to television as I type this on the compilot.
donn0128 04/19/18 06:01pm Technology Corner
RE: How long will 26 gallons last? (Also, a power question.)

You could fill the 26 gallon black take in three or four days. If your only peeing at night it should last fine. How about fresh water? A 20A extension cord? You will run nothing except lights, charge battery and the refer. Water heater will need to be on gas.
donn0128 04/19/18 04:29pm Beginning RVing
RE: Clock

Screw and sticky back velcro. At least that how the factory did mine on my 2005. Its still there with no problem.
donn0128 04/19/18 03:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Width - Pros and Cons

If you dont want mirror extensions, then be prepared either for tickets, or no trailer. You absolutely MUST have a clear view behind you. It is the law afterall. So your choice is pretty clear.
donn0128 04/19/18 12:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Air Pin Box: Which one to get???

Habe only had a TrailAir and like it just fine. With the shock and indicator lable its easy to see when you havemthe right amount of air in the air bag.
donn0128 04/19/18 08:33am Fifth-Wheels
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