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RE: Can anyone answer this question ?

I would think, if it was just a matter of putting on different tires to increase GVWR, that the manufacturer's would have already done that. Logic tells me there are other parts (springs, shocks, hubs, etc) that also must be taken into consideration. Otherwise, why bother with 3/4 or 1 ton when a 1/2 will do the job with better tires?
dahkota 09/16/14 11:48am General RVing Issues
RE: origin of Boondock

Just because a space is occupied by a person doesn't mean it isn't remote. Remote does not mean uninhabited. There are tons of remote places in the US, even on the east coast. You will have to hike into them, as roads allow too many people. Of course, if one never travels more than 50 feet from a road, than I can see where one would deny the existence of remote locations. For those interested: 10 remote places...
dahkota 09/16/14 08:55am RV Lifestyle
RE: Can anyone answer this question ?

The axles aren't the only thing used to calculate weight ratings.
dahkota 09/16/14 08:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Keystone and warranty work

Did you get that by email? I would call them to verify. You aren't a vendor or contractor so it may be a scam.
dahkota 09/15/14 05:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Unleashed dogs in campgrounds: A solution

When out hiking the leash comes off. Never had a problem. Should I leash my dog there too? I have mixed thoughts on this. I was out hiking with my leashed jack russell. Bounding up the trail came a very large black lab. The owner was a good 150 feet behind. Because I heard them, I quickly scooped up my 15 lb. dog. Why? She is dog aggressive and will go after larger dogs. It is that small dog attitude. The owner of the black lab also had an attitude, stating his dog was harmless. That may have been the case, but my dog wasn't. And, if we happened to have had our german shepherd with us, his dog would have been toast. Leashing your dog is for his/her safety as much as it is for the safety of others. There are also often bikes and horses on trails. There is the possibility of rabid foxes and coyotes around here. Owners may depend on their dog's personalities but they don't know in advance what they may encounter on the trail.
dahkota 09/15/14 09:58am General RVing Issues
RE: toaster on solar

Or you can get one of these: Stovetop Toaster
dahkota 09/14/14 05:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Timing the Purchase for a last-year's model

We just bought a 2014 Bounder when the 2015s were hitting the lots. We got a great deal on it, more than 35% off ($45K+), as Fleetwood was offering close outs. Something you might want to be aware of if you are looking for financing: banks are not too fond of lending money to 'houseless' people, especially large sums of money. We had our new Florida address, and had sold our home but not gone to closing. They (the dealer) insisted we use our 'home' address to secure both the loan and the better interest rate, even though it was sold and we were closing in less than 10 days. If one looks around at RV financing, one can often find different (higher) rates for full timers. We were quoted 6.25% as fulltimers for the same loan we got for 4.25% as 'home owners.' To get the best price that we were happy with, we send out pricing inquiries to about a dozen dealers asking for their final price. We were willing to drive over 1000 miles to get the vehicle, which helps. There was over a $20,000 difference between the lowest price and the highest price for an rv with the exact same equipment. We chose the dealer with the best reputation which was the second lowest price. The lowest price dealer is notorious for not pre-inspecting the vehicle and having a lousy service department. Best of luck to you! Having just gone through the same, I know how frustrating it can be. But, in the end, it will be worth it!
dahkota 09/14/14 05:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thousand Trails Membership

I would read reviews of various TT parks in the zone where I thought I might stay before committing. Some are glorified parking lots with hook ups. Passport America has many of them in their 1/2 price membership. You could try a few out before buying. If you like enough of the parks in the zone/s you are buying, and you will be spending enough time to make it worth it (at least 30 nights per year) in those particular parks, go for it.
dahkota 09/13/14 04:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Carbon monoxide danger. A sense of perspective

Actually, since the average IQ in the US is about 100 (some put it at 98), at least half the population has an IQ lower, in the double digits. It's not just our leaders that are dumber than a sack of rocks. Proof? We elect them, don't we?
dahkota 09/12/14 10:18am Tech Issues
RE: Microwave/Convection Wire Racks

I don't leave the racks in mine when strictly using the microwave function. However, there is a convection roast function which uses both the oven and the microwave(at 20%) and the instructions specifically state to use the rack. I have done so with no harmful effects to either food or oven about 1/2 a dozen times. But, I have only owned it for a month so far. On edit: I do not remove the turntable or an part of it when using the only the oven.
dahkota 09/12/14 10:10am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: sway control needed?

We used both on our F250/tt set up. Because of the friction sway control, we never used the electronic sway control. But we were glad to have it just in case.
dahkota 09/12/14 06:33am Towing
RE: Getting Diesel at service station or truck stop?

We stopped with easiest in/out when we had the truck/tt combo. We preferred regular car lanes to truck specific lanes because one didn't need to go inside to pay. But, sometimes only truck lanes were convenient. One learns pretty quickly how to size up a station and the ease with which one can get back on the road. Download the app "Gas Buddy." It will give you locations and prices (there is a diesel tab). Almost always, large truck stops were more expensive, but sometimes the ease and convenience was worth it.
dahkota 09/12/14 06:27am Beginning RVing
RE: How long full timing?

8 months so far. Have plans for at least two more years.
dahkota 09/12/14 05:21am Full-time RVing
RE: Best Trips Using DIrt/Gravel Roadways

Idaho. Sawtooth National Recreation Area.
dahkota 09/12/14 05:19am Roads and Routes
RE: Is it Schwintek or the MH?

From what I have read, it is just the full wall slides that have the problem. Thor has the same problem with their Super Cs with the full wall slide. We looked at one (the only one we found on a lot) where the dealer gave up trying to get the slide to open. He had three techs working for an hour. We gave up on the Super C from Thor at about the same time. On forums, the speculation is that the slide is just too big/heavy for the motors.
dahkota 09/11/14 02:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Carbon dioxide detector

Do you have a dog? Sometimes their gas (or that of humans) is enough to set it off.
dahkota 09/11/14 11:46am Tech Issues
RE: Y adapter for fresh water at park water supply post?

Medically, speaking, you can eat your own poop with no harmful physical effect (psychological effects vary). If you have other people pooping in your black tank, all bets are off as they may harbor bacteria that is foreign to your body. Another one in my top 5 idiotic things I've read on this forum - this one bumped the former number 1... Can you eat your own poop? It may be idiotic, but it is true.
dahkota 09/11/14 04:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping World and latex balloons

Mostly replies that seem to think I am trying to change the world.:h No, I think most people are bashing your expectation that the world should change for you. I am very highly allergic to perfume. I avoid the stores that have it, but it is very hard to avoid the people that feel they have to bathe in it. Nothing ruins a restaurant meal faster. Can I expect a company or event to ban all customers that wear perfume? No. If her allergy is really that bad, I suggest she carry a HEPA filter mask in her purse for just such an occasion. Works for me.
dahkota 09/11/14 04:18am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Y adapter for fresh water at park water supply post?

Wow. Lots of paranoid people here. Just a couple of FYIs. If the stuff is coming from YOUR black tank, it was stuff already in your body. Medically, speaking, you can eat your own poop with no harmful physical effect (psychological effects vary). If you have other people pooping in your black tank, all bets are off as they may harbor bacteria that is foreign to your body. Honestly people, you will pick up more bacteria from money, products, even the doors at a gas station or restaurant than you will by having your flush hose and water hose hooked up to the same spigot. Unless the previous camper pooped on your spigot.
dahkota 09/11/14 03:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Thoughts on Goodyear Wrangler Adventure A/T tires

We had the GY DuraTrac. Very excellent tires, especially off road.
dahkota 09/11/14 03:22am Tow Vehicles
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