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RE: My exhaustive TT search

Based on what I have seen and learned from others on the interweb, I would narrow the list to 1, 4 and 5. We have been very happy with our Flagstaff (Forest River), the interior seems very nice to us. Not to add to your list but they do have a 831BHDSyou may want to consider. I am sure Rockwood makes the same floor plan and they can be had on RV direct. Forest River offers a second full year of warranty for $200, although we did not have to use it. Good luck!
jeshoffstall 04/02/14 01:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Valturra adjustable water regulator on sale at Camping World

Yes sir, was looking at the Watts but they got pricey quickly. Had some other gadgets I needed to order so getting it from CW I saved on shipping. If they had offered a Watts I prob. would have gone in that direction.
jeshoffstall 04/02/14 01:37pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: leaving dog in RV

Same as the above - we tried the collapsible soft crate and one time the pup collapsed it while we were gone - not sure that was a good afternoon for him. Now we only use the wire crates, bring their beds and toys from home. We only leave them for a couple of hours at a time with the temp set, lights off and TV or radio on. Honestly, they got so much more wore out camping from endless walks that I think the appreciate the "naps"!
jeshoffstall 04/02/14 12:48pm RV Pet Stop
Valturra adjustable water regulator on sale at Camping World

Been searching for a better water regulator to replace the freebie we got with our trailer purchase. Found this on Camping World today, $20 off! Clicky
jeshoffstall 04/02/14 11:23am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Please school me on water filter options

I like the idea of a watts regulator and external (easy to change/remove filters for winterizing) does it matter which order I go in? I assume GC water bib==> regulator==>filter==>white hose to camper? From the Forest River forums I have gleaned my canister/filter are proprietary to Forest River and I have to get replacement filters from them (not sure who the original MFG is). Thanks, Jack
jeshoffstall 03/18/14 03:10pm General RVing Issues
Please school me on water filter options

My 2012 TT has a water filter canister that is in a very difficult to access area. We used it the first year and water pressure was just ok. After winterizing last year I decided not to replace the cartridge (left the canister attached, but empty) and bought the in-line filter at Walmart. That, coupled with my cheap brass regulator really restricts my water flow. Thinking about buying a piece of pex to eliminate the mounted water filter in the unit and buying a canister unit that sits outside the unit. Will this provide better flow? Thanks! Jack
jeshoffstall 03/18/14 12:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Parks in Chattanooga Tn

Holiday Travel Park is nice if you are going to be spending most of your time in town or seeing the local site. I would not want to hang out in the park all day as it is somewhat crowded and the sites are not large. It is very clean and well maintained and the staff is friendly. Note, that they have sprint car races across the interstate on weekends and you would probably hear it.
jeshoffstall 10/02/13 11:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2014 GM 6.2 Ratings

Did not see anything mentioned on Payload. Love everything about my Tundra but lack thereof!
jeshoffstall 09/11/13 03:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Toyota tundra?

2014 Tundra Nope, still a "half ton", payload on the double cab increased a whopping 200 lbs.
jeshoffstall 08/28/13 03:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Toyota tundra?

Sweetgammy, unfortunately the Tundra is still a half-ton truck. I think the point many are trying to make is that like most half tons you will lack payload to haul larger trailers. The heavier the trailer, the more tounge weight, the more it counts against your payload. I have a 2010 Tundra and love it. We pull a 6,000 lb trailer over some pretty steep terrain. It has all the power I could wish for, but with a couple of bikes and firewood I am probably well over my payload capacity. After our trip back from the Smoky Mountains I am putting E-load tires on it this week.
jeshoffstall 08/26/13 09:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Equalizer hitch. where do you store when not in use?

While camping the stinger stays in the receiver with a locking pin. While at home I store it in a re-purposed 48 quart cooler. The bars go in the storage area and I have a little tupperware container for the pins, etc.
jeshoffstall 06/26/13 03:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2011 Tundra reduced max tow capacity, options?

Here is a Forest River we have been looking at that has the dual rear slides, like the Cougar, but quite a bit lighter. 27RLWS We are also looking at a Jayco Whitehawk 25DSRL A GVWR of 7,500 would be at the extreme top of my comfort level. Good luck with your search, plenty of campers the Tundra can pull safely.
jeshoffstall 06/07/13 12:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2011 Tundra reduced max tow capacity, options?

Based on my personal experience towing a 6,000 lb travel trailer I would not be comfortable towing that camper. I would not get a bigger trailer than the one in my sig line without moving up to a 250/2500 series truck or larger. Thanks, Jack
jeshoffstall 06/07/13 11:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Thoughts on my scale numbers?

Update: Downloaded the owner's manual for the WDH and it recommended adding space washers to increase distribution. I added one washer and put the hitch back together last night. Today on the way home we drove through another CAT scale. In a hurry to beat traffic so only did one pass hooked up and ready to go: Steer Axle 3,420 Drive Axle 3,280 Trailer Axel 5,160 Gross 11,860 So, based on my unburdened weight, I am within 80lbs of my original steer axle weight and putting 540lbs on the drive axle with this current set up. Pulled much better coming home. Thanks for everyone's input! Jack
jeshoffstall 05/27/13 03:56pm Towing
RE: Thoughts on my scale numbers?

Ron, double checked the ticket, no typos. All we did was pull off, unhook the camper and drive back on. I am only concerned as my rear end of the TV seems squirrelly. No sway at all in 1800 miles of driving. Possible that LT tires would firm things up? Left the WDH manual at home so not sure how to move some weight forward Thanks, Jack
jeshoffstall 05/24/13 07:24pm Towing
Thoughts on my scale numbers?

Finally got around to finding and using a CAT scale on our way to a campground. Packed as normal for a four day weekend. Wife myself, two bikes and a small tote of firewood. Camper is a Flagstaff V lite 21WRS Dry Hitch Weight 597 lbs. (271 kg) Unloaded Vehicle Weight 4,991 lbs. (2,264 kg) GVWR 6,550 lbs. (2,971 kg) Cargo Carrying Capacity 1,559 lbs. (707 kg) Exterior Length 24' 7" (7.5 m) Truck is a 2010 Toyota Tundra 5.7, 4x4 with towing package GVWR 7100 GAWR FT 4000 GAWR RR 4150 Payload 1380 Truck without trailer Steer axle. 3500 Drive axle 2740 Gross weight 6240 Truck w/trailer WDH bars not engaged Steer axle 3080 Drive axle 3700 Trailer axle 5080 Gross weight 11,860 Truck w/trailer, WDH bars engaged Steer axle 3280 Drive axle 3400 Trailer axle 5180 Gross weight. 11,860 I am using an equalizer 4 point hitch (set up by dealer). The bars are parallel to the frame and my toung is about 1-2 inches lower. I have five spacer washers on the hitch head. It appears I need to get another 200 lbs on the steer axle? Do I need to add/remove washers or raise my bracket another hole? I just do not want to over correct. Thanks for any insight you may have! Jack
jeshoffstall 05/24/13 02:14pm Towing
RE: Why does my awning stay wet??

Thanks guys, we have some very creative people on here. I will try both the wet it and forget it and 2 liter bottle trick! BTW, mine does roll under - amazing it still gets water in there. Thanks, Jack
jeshoffstall 04/17/13 04:28pm Travel Trailers
Why does my awning stay wet??

Noticed this last summer and forgot about it. Opened the awning the other week while getting the camper ready for the first outing of the year and the awning was covered in mold/mildew and still wet (I guess from winter rain). Cleaned it up, let it dry and retracted it. The other day - two days after a rain shower - I opened it to check and sure enough it was soaked. Does not seem like I would have to dry this thing out after every rain shower - what gives? Thanks! Jack
jeshoffstall 04/17/13 01:10pm Travel Trailers
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