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RE: towing question 1999 Ford Explorer V8 AWD

I agree with Bikendan. Don't get anything bigger than 5000#. Even at that you won't like the pull. My first RV was a TT and my TV vehicle was rated to pull 8000# and the TT was rated at 7000# GVW and sold the TT after 1 season because didn't want that experience anymore.
dalmationlovers 01/30/15 07:14am Beginning RVing
RE: Cooper LT Tires on 5er?

Had Cooper tires on my last MH on the dually and drove over 9000 miles and had 0 issues. Would buy another set today. Probably put those on the front of my 97 GMC Dually this year.
dalmationlovers 01/10/15 11:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Around Me app

What is it? How can it benefit me?
dalmationlovers 12/19/14 06:24am General RVing Issues
RE: AAA Magazine - F450 Commercial Drivers License ??

Your best bet is to check with your state DMV to find out. I know that some states require a special license endorsement if you are driving or towing over 26,000 lbs. or if you are hauling paying customers. Check with them.
dalmationlovers 10/22/14 06:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Very frustrating situation, going to blow some steam!

Sounds to me like you may have a lemon on your hands. You also sound like you want to get rid of it, but need someone to justify your reasoning. My question to you is it worth the hassle and stress you are putting yourself through for 4 times a year usage? Sell it and move on to either another chapter in your life or buy a good used trailer. I wouldn't buy new for the little use you have.
dalmationlovers 09/13/14 07:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New to 5th Wheel and looking for information

Thanks for the replies. I will look to get the most truck I can buy, but don't want to sell the farm to get a loan. Doesn't make since to me. How about pin weight? Are my calculations close?
dalmationlovers 08/21/14 08:03am Fifth-Wheels
New to 5th Wheel and looking for information

Long time RVer, but my first 5th Wheel. I have a 2001 Jayco Eagle 293 with 2 slides. The GVWR is 11,500. I don't have a TV yet and want to make sure I get the numbers right before purchasing a TV. I had it delivered to where I live and have plenty of time to find the correct TV. Since I won't being buying a new truck, but a used truck, about late 90's or early 2000's, mainly because I don't want a truck loan and will be paying cash. Brand doesn't matter since I have owned or operated all. I would also like to get a diesel and it will be my daily driver. So I need some help. 1. How to I figure pin weight? I was guessing 18% to 20% of GVWR 2. What size truck 3/4 or 1 ton? 3. Would a 16K hitch be good? 4. Also anything else I may have forgot is open for advise. Thanks Arnold
dalmationlovers 08/20/14 08:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Big Time RV! on Travel Channel

Yea, watched it last night and about 15 min into the show realized it was an ad for Lazy Dazes. The RV's were nice, but nothing else was worth watching.
dalmationlovers 07/28/14 08:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Thor Pinnacle

Hello fellow 12er. Go ahead and ask your questions. The systems are all pretty much the same. If you don't have manuals you can usually get them on line. Not sure what chassis you have but someone out there will know. Just be as specific as you can when asking and the answers will come. Enjoy your MH and Go Hawks. The second title run starts today.
dalmationlovers 07/25/14 07:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: motorhome title

I just received a title for a vehicle and they quoted 4 to 6 weeks and it arrived in 4. Out of State should take 6 to 8 weeks, unless you financed it and you won't receive a title. The bank or lending institution will receive it and hold it until loan is paid off.
dalmationlovers 07/05/14 08:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Class C regrets/Options you wish you had?First time class C

The chances of 5000 tow rating in a C are usually not available. Don't let the salesperson tell you it's OK do your research. I agree with Bobbo and I wish I had got a slide. We didn't because we spend little time inside, but when we went on our 13 state trip it would have been nice.
dalmationlovers 06/13/14 06:37am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Washington State Residents

I don't think that is for light rail. I just renewed mine in January and the $75 was for Gwt/Veh weight. No light rail.
dalmationlovers 06/11/14 06:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How likely am I to need 30amp and/or water extensions?

Wow I've traveled to 13 Western States and never needed extra electrical cord, but I do carry 35' of water hose. If I have to go over the regular length of cord I would just not worry about plugging in.
dalmationlovers 06/09/14 06:50am General RVing Issues
RE: 2 newbie questions

Question 1: It will charge only the house batteries Question 2: You don't need an expensive dump hose. As long as it connects to the dump valve on the RV you are OK
dalmationlovers 06/06/14 06:50am Beginning RVing
RE: Class C MPG

28' Chateau Sport weighs in at 11,500 and average about 9.5mpg. Last summer took a 5700+ mile trip to 13 Western States and averaged 9.78 (no towing) through the Rockies 2x and 2 days of head winds in Kansas. Also ran the generator for at least 1/2 the time we were driving and dash air. Hit 95+ degree weather for 3 weeks. The big factor is speed and terrain. I don't usually drive over 60 and now I don't look at MPG. I just enjoy the trip.
dalmationlovers 06/04/14 06:44am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Gas mileage

8 is pretty good for a Ford 460. Slow down to 55 to 57 and enjoy the ride. That said, "quit worring about mileage and enjoy the RV."
dalmationlovers 05/21/14 06:40am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Starting Generator

Should be your house battery. I also know that if your house battery is weak I can start my coach and let it run a few minutes and then start my generator. Had that happen while drycamping and the house battery was too low to start the generator and started the engine and then the generator.
dalmationlovers 05/20/14 07:13am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Hitch Mount Bike Racks

Make sure you use the 2" receiver. It will be better suited for travel. I purchased mine through Walmart online. Spent about $100 or so and carries 5 bikes. I looked at that one and compared it to the very expensive ones and found no difference. I was excellent. Took it on a 5700+ trip through the SW last summer and through extreme rough roads and never a problem.
dalmationlovers 05/14/14 07:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Running AC while driving

Are you worried about MPG? I ran both my AC's last summer going through the SW and didn't worry about mileage when it's over 100 outside. Just run the generator and it will give it a good workout.
dalmationlovers 05/04/14 08:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need a New Engine Battery.

Depends on what you call breaking the bank. I just put an Interstate battery in my SUV for $125 and a couple of years ago I put an Optima from NAPA for $200. You get what you pay for. You can always check at Costco or Walmart for something less.
dalmationlovers 05/04/14 07:58am Class A Motorhomes
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