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RE: Best polish for gel cap and sides of 5th Wheel

This is good information. I've been using Gel Gloss wax - apply, let dry, then buff off. Not too bad. In between I use the Gel Gloss wash and wax - package says to towel dry, but that causes streaks. When I just let it drip dry, it's a smooth, streakless finish.
ReneeG 09/17/14 01:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires?!?

I see that, Barney!
ReneeG 09/17/14 01:34pm Beginning RVing
RE: Why are TCs so much better than class C?

Someone above mentioned a Host Class C as on their want list. Here is a new one at a dealer, that is now 6 model years out of current. Up until a couple of months back, they also had a 280 model, but it must have finally sold. Not sure why any dealer would keep a unit this long and I have been watching it for at least the last 4 years on their lot. I would think that most dealers would have put a fire sale price on it, and sold it years ago. Just the floor plan interest, if they have such on it, would have to be some serious dollars after 6 years. http://battlefieldrv.com/details.asp?ID=131 It was me, but I'm not paying this price! That's an outrageous fee. It would be better to upgrade to a bigger truck and buy a 3 slide camper - well, don't quote me because the Host 3 slide camper is probably pretty spendy too.
ReneeG 09/17/14 10:51am Truck Campers
RE: It's a Shame!

Would you have bought the rig had it been $10,000 or $15,000 more? That is what you would have to pay had they built the rig with all top of the line items. Like it or not, most people couldn't care less about what tires come on the rig. Price is the almost always the determining factor in a sale. That's why they have cheaper tires, cheaper televisions, cheap microwaves, cheap carpeting, cheap wallpaper, cheap faucets, cheap furniture etc. etc. etc. Adding $500 to price to have different tires would add zero value to 99% of the customers when it came to completing a sale. Whoa! This is a loaded statement and unfounded for high end fifth wheel owners.
ReneeG 09/17/14 10:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: It's a Shame!

My guess is that they realize most buyers don't know that the tires are inferior. It's just one more cheap trick they do. It's all about lasting a year before the warranty's up and then pass the blame to the customer. I think you are spot on. They only need the tires to last a year and then it isn't their problem. Many of their build/design decisions are based on just making it a year. I don't believe this is the case - this opens them up to lawsuit. As for the OP, I sure hope he reports the failure. That's the only way that faulty tires can be tracked and proven. A tire biopsy too is important to really determine the cause - faulty tire or other factors? Was it really a blowout or tread separation - big difference and different causes. Many use ST Towmaxx on their fifth wheels with no problem. Both. One was tread separation and the other two were blowouts. I'm not saying Towmax is a bad tire and I realize lots of people have luck with them. But, they were just not adequate for my fifth wheel. The tire failures occurred within 50 miles of each other and two days. I sent the tires back to Dynamic Tire (Canada) for their inspection. Naturally, they said it was my fault! Under inflation, overload, road hazards. Thank you for your reply.
ReneeG 09/17/14 10:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: It's a Shame!

My guess is that they realize most buyers don't know that the tires are inferior. It's just one more cheap trick they do. It's all about lasting a year before the warranty's up and then pass the blame to the customer. I think you are spot on. They only need the tires to last a year and then it isn't their problem. Many of their build/design decisions are based on just making it a year. I don't believe this is the case - this opens them up to lawsuit. As for the OP, I sure hope he reports the failure. That's the only way that faulty tires can be tracked and proven. A tire biopsy too is important to really determine the cause - faulty tire or other factors? Was it really a blowout or tread separation - big difference and different causes. Many use ST Towmaxx on their fifth wheels with no problem.
ReneeG 09/17/14 08:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires?!?

Ok, now Barney, that's not fair. If everyone is allowed to provide an opinion, his unbelievable statement is an opinion also.
ReneeG 09/17/14 08:01am Beginning RVing
RE: Truck Camper Magazine article about our trip!

Great article! Congratulations!
ReneeG 09/16/14 02:31pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Tires?!?

Thanks for the response. We too cover our tires, with white covers. We also place clear vinyl desk pads under the tires to keep them off the gravel.
ReneeG 09/16/14 02:20pm Beginning RVing
RE: Why are TCs so much better than class C?

Kbaum - that's what I would love to have too! Both.
ReneeG 09/16/14 11:45am Truck Campers
RE: Why are TCs so much better than class C?

A small 20-24' class C is typically less than a truck camper with truck but has a much more spacious interior There isn't a low priced class C that is as solidly built as a big 3 truck and camper combination. If you buy a solid class C like a Host, then it is just as much money if not more. If you are just into the cheapest, I'll agree you can buy a cheaper class C, but you are getting what you are paying for. That was the point. Class C's are generally not built for off road use but for the same money come with much more spacious interiors. If you want to go off road: - You can trash a typical class C. - Accecpt smaller accomodations of a truck camper - Or spend the big bucks on an off road class C. Big bucks is right even for a Host Super C. I would love to have one of those.
ReneeG 09/16/14 08:53am Truck Campers
RE: Goodbye Roadtrek

I am looking at a Roadtrek now. My Mountain Aire has 6 steps up and that is my problem now. A neighbor in the condos where I live has one for sale and I think it will be mine soon. I always said to sell the old one first but so far I have done it with boats and 3 motorhomes to own 2 at a time. Slow Learner. It is mine now. Congratulations!
ReneeG 09/16/14 08:52am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Disappointed In New 5'er Models

No, the designers are getting dumber and dumber if they ever were smart. They are hardly any 5th wheels with good floorplans for fulltimers. There is hardly any closet space if you want a washer/dryer. They are only about 1 or 2 in a hundred floorplans that have an honest to goodness desk and I don't mean the drawer slide pullout******in front of the television. Guess we will have to make this trailer we have last for quite a few more years. We have a real desk - that's why we bought this model, because DH works on the road. None of those pull out thingy's would do for sure. We have a walk in closet AND the washer/dryer closet, but don't have one of those so we have more closet!
ReneeG 09/15/14 08:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Disappointed In New 5'er Models

Holiday Ramblers are quality made for sure, but that's how we feel about ours. We bought it new in 2010 and still looks and feels new and zero problems to date.
ReneeG 09/15/14 01:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires?!?

Hey handsome51 (btw, I like your moniker). Anyway, I was going to ask you how often do you drive or how long in between trips your tires sit? On our ST, we replace every 4 - 5 years no matter what and they may not be as much as the ribs. Also, when we had to replace our last set of ST's, the tire shop said the only good tire we had was the spare which was up and out of the weather and free of any kind of use. I too would not buy a set of tires without checking their DOT date, but I would have to scratch my head by implying that buying a three year old set that had been on the shelf only would be considered bad. Know what I mean? For warranty sake, though I would definitely make sure the DOT was recent. Just some thoughts.
ReneeG 09/15/14 01:16pm Beginning RVing
RE: Your Rig

Nice rigs here!
ReneeG 09/15/14 11:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: ~Post your campsite photos here~

Beautiful site!
ReneeG 09/15/14 08:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: HEY we need a sticky for our TT pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow! Amazing price and trailer. Enjoy!
ReneeG 09/15/14 08:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Not receiving email notice to subscribed threads

Glad you posted this because the same happens to me.
ReneeG 09/14/14 03:59pm Forum Technical Support
RE: favorite feature

Ease of hooking up! Second one is the extra space.
ReneeG 09/14/14 10:26am Fifth-Wheels
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