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RE: Filling DEF tank GMC

I buy the 2.5 gal DEF containers, however it a PITA to fill from that container. I transfer 1 gallon of the DEF at a time to a 1 gallon dedicated DEF (plastic red gas can)I have and use a long funnel to transfer to the fill hole. Yes it takes a little more time, but hey I'm retired and have the time. Besides this procedure eliminates any spill potential.
bailer6334 05/30/17 08:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Hitch receiver and shank questions

My Dodge Durango has a factory installed hitch and I also use a Equalizer WDH. The hitch depth is 7 1/2" and the hole is 2" from the front. When installed the pin holding the ball is loose until weight is put on it. Then its tight.
bailer6334 04/17/17 07:24am Towing
RE: Truck purchasse: Were? Bring on the Advice Please

Service is where the dealer makes their money. I purchased my Dodge in the Phoenix area and have it serviced there and where I live in the summer. Both dealers provide the same level of service NOT like a RV dealers. Also not all dealers are on the Costco program, but ask and do get a written quote from Costco on the truck of choice through the dealer.
bailer6334 04/07/17 07:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: New to the rv world

Also when you look at trailers they also have a yellow sticker usually on front side of the trailer which gives the actual GVWR of the trailer as well as what you can load into the unit. Consider this information when selecting also. If you consider a ultra-light or light trailer understand the materials used (frame/cabinets etc.) have been manufactured to minimize weight, as well as the load capacity may be small.
bailer6334 03/05/17 06:17am Travel Trailers
RE: New to the rv world

Hope this helps. First how cold will it get? Also what do you plan on towing it with.? Having it plugged in only provides power. If it gets at or below freezing you will need to use the propane or space heaters to keep the interior and underneath bays above freezing if you have water in any of the tanks. Also depends what type of trailer you are looking at. If you live in a area that gets at or below freezing and have someone occupying the trailer you will need to have a 4 season trailer, which provides better insulation than others. Even then pipes may freeze depending. Most 4 season trailers have tank heaters so you should make sure what you select has them. I've owned Arctic Fox (Northwood Mfg) 5th wheels which are considered very good trailers, and still had my disposal valves freeze. Better insulated trailers equals more cost and a heavier trailer. Take your time and do lots of research before buying. ABOVE ALL "DO NOT BELIEVE ANYTHING A SALESMAN TELLS YOU" Do your own research!
bailer6334 03/04/17 06:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Back up camera location

I have a Voyager Wireless system and it works good. Yes it does drop the signal once in a while for a second or two but it does come back quickly. I mounted it below the middle clearance light, and I can see right and left and back without a problem. The system I bought also has night vision and sound so the wife can let me know if there is a issue when backing. The system did cost me $400+, but I have used it one 3 different trailers. I do have the antenna on the front for best reception. Resolution is good and camera is detailed not fuzzy. Bought it from RV Cams.
bailer6334 02/19/17 06:26am Travel Trailers
RE: TPO Roofs

I own a GD 2150 and the roof is TPO.
bailer6334 02/19/17 06:13am Travel Trailers
RE: North vs South Rim Grand Canyon?

North Rim is 1000ft higher than South Rim and opens May 15th this year according to their web site. South Rim is open year around. North Rim is all dry camping, but is less crowded than South Rim. Grand Canyon just received 18" of new snow yesterday.
bailer6334 01/24/17 06:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Think I found the right trailer but could use some advise.

I tow a GD 2150RB with my Dodge Durango 5.7 Hemi. With a WDH it tows fine. The engine revs between 3500-4000RPM on 6% plus grades which for the Hemi is fine. On the flats is between 1800 & 2200RPM. On my last two trips I averaged between 8.5 MPG and 10.5 MPG. Actual numbers off my sticker are; PAYLOAD: 1,271 lbs DRY WT: 5,384 lbs You should be fine.
bailer6334 01/20/17 07:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Comparing Quality from a Manufacturer?

All above is good information/recommendations. You may also want to consider buying for around $70 via online the book Travel Trailers & Fifth Wheels by Randall Eaton. Provide a lot of good information.
bailer6334 01/19/17 07:05am Travel Trailers
RE: TT with Murphy Bed - Forest River and Venture Sonic

We had a 24ft FR TT with the murphy bed. Size was good, however I found that if one of us was sleeping or resting with the bed down, sitting at the table was uncomfortable and disturbed the other person. Plus you had to get in at the end of the bed and it is higher than a normal bed height.
bailer6334 01/18/17 05:54am Travel Trailers
RE: TT recommendations

I agree with the above. Especially the comment about the Schwitek slide systems. While we have RV'd over 30 years had I known about the slide operation, I would have bought a different TT.
bailer6334 01/10/17 06:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Outback vs Jayco vs Reflection

I agree with Colo Native. Grand Design by far has the best customer service of the 3. Will get you parts within 24hrs if emergency. They were just bought out by Winnebago late last year. Their quality is also good. Real wood cabinets, higher rated tires, thoughtful deigns. Jayco was also bought out mid 2106 (not sure by whom). On the Keystone look how the slide moves in and out. If using a cable a lot of reported problems by Keystone owners.
bailer6334 01/06/17 07:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thinking about buying a 5.7 Dodge half ton truck.

I tow a Grand Design 2150RL 27ft TT with a GVWR maximum of 6700lbs with my Dodge Durango 5.7L Hemi. The door sticker spec is 7100lbs tow capacity and a 1340lb payload with a GCWR of 13100lbs. The DD tows fine. No problems what so ever. Just make sure the RAM 1500 has enough GVWR and Payload to cover your requirements as some RAM 1500's do not.
bailer6334 01/06/17 11:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Well made off road trailer

Look at Northwood Mfg - Arctic Fox.
bailer6334 12/24/16 06:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing with a 2012 Dodge Durango

All the above is good advice. As I have a 2015 DD with the eight speed can't speak to the OD lockout. Check your owners manual on that. Also when you purchase check the tire speed ratings on the tires and do not exceed the ratings. Also if tires are older than 4 years plan on replacing them ASAP. ST tires are only good for about 3-5 years or 10-12,000 miles. If they need to be replaced upgrade to D or E rating if possible. Also as a new owner do a through Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI) to find things to be fixed prior to purchase. Usually takes about 2-3 hours. A lot of inspection guidance on this and the internet. Take your time and do your due diligence. Good Luck
bailer6334 12/11/16 06:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Hi everyone! looking for help picking a new camper

First I have a Grand Design 2150RB and while I have only owned it 6 months no problems with water in the underbelly. The interior quality is equal to Northwood (I know as I've owned 2 AF 5th wheels). The ones where this is a problem are the 5th wheel units. Also GD was just purchased by Winnebago. Their customer service is excellent. Can't say that for most of the others. All RV's will have some problems. Does not matter if 10K or 100K. You are hauling a box down the road in earthquake conditions. That being said some manufacturers are better than others in quality and customer service. Jayco was also just bought out also. I also looked at Lance, but their quality did not meet my standards. TT manufacturers that get high marks are Airstream, Northwood products and KZ. Just remember all are hand made and are subject to quality problems. Once you select the trailer of choice make sure you do a complete Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI). Should take 2-3 hours. Lastly look at all the owners forums of the TT's your interested in prior to making your decision, but keep in mind generally the most info on the forums will be about problems. People who have no problems generally don't provide input. Good Luck and take your time in selecting a TT.
bailer6334 12/05/16 06:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Terrible Experience - EZ Living RV Braidwood, IL

While watching a TV show last week they mentioned the RV industry and how 2016 was the best year since 2008 and that 2017 was expected to be a record year, and they were selling everything they are making. So there is NO incentive to build quality into RV's now or in the future. That being said a very few manufactures still do make a quality unit. But they cost more than most people want to pay.
bailer6334 12/04/16 07:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Where can you rent a Travel Trailer?

Most RV dealerships also rent RV's. Look at your local dealerships. As stated above they are expensive to rent but maybe better than buying and deciding this life style is not for you. Good Luck
bailer6334 12/04/16 06:31am Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone use a BedSaver for their hitch

Just like any type of insurance. "You don't need it until you need it" Had one when I had my 5er.
bailer6334 09/11/16 09:02pm Tow Vehicles
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