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RE: Liability Insurance on travel trailers

It's not a concern I would have.
2oldman 07/25/14 09:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: MDT-2003 FREIGHTLINER SPORTCHASSIS FL60

GCame up on this one with 35k miles and they asking $59,000. Seems pricey but unsure where find their value..... It's hard to find a book value. You may want to check with your state licensing agency as to what they think its value is. That seems reasonable to me, maybe a bit high, but that's also very low miles. Are they a pulling machine over my current '12 F-450? Compared my 03 f450 PSD, yeah. Compared to yours, maybe not. I know they're starting to pack some real punch in these smaller diesels. My PST was 550ft-lb. My 2008 Cummins ISC 8.3 is 800ft-lb. Big difference. How is the ride? Amazing. If yours has air springs, air cab and air seat (and maybe air hitch), it'll be whole new world on the road. My 450 was really uncomfortable. Fuel mileage not towing? 11.5 Reliability? Can't complain. Maintenance history availability unknown. Take it to a diesel shop and have them hook it up to the ECM computer to determine its current health. I should have done that before buying mine, but I was inexperienced. I had to have $800 worth of work done on it within a few months of purchase, but she's good as new now. Anything to watch out for being 11 years old? Oil leaks. Air leaks. The ECM will tell you everything you need to know about the engine. I am of course assuming that year did have computer controls. I've read maneuverability is better with these any personal experiences? The wheel cut is much better than my F450. I never could get used to how much radius it needed to make U turn Fuel tank capacity-I fuel filler on each side? Mine are 50 gallons per side. The fuel gauge doesn't work real well, so I use the trip odometer. When the fuel gauge reads 1/4 I'm at about 1/2. It's fun to pull into the big-rig diesel pumps and hook up a hose to each side and let 'er rip! Looks like it has an auxiliary air conditioner control...? Don't know about that. Mine has an inverter, drop down TV screen and a kick-butt audio system. And a really crappy Pioneer in-dash GPS, XM/AM/FM radio. That's the only thing I find really cheesy about my truck. It looks like something out of the 80s. Air brakes? No. Air ride? Oh yeah. Drives like a cloud. Brake life expectancy as a very general guideline (I know lots of variables) Don't know. You'll learn to use your engine brake (or exhaust brake) way more than your service brakes. Those brakes should be huge. I did like that about my 450. Big disc brakes I never had to replace in 120k miles. Will I be looking at a change in pinbox adjustment over what my 450 currently rides at...? I did. I had to raise my 5ers pin box a few inches to get level. No adjustments on the truck. A lot of engine/road noise?? There is some annoying wind noise on the driver door. Haven't tackled that yet. Engine noise? No. Just a nice rumbling purr of a real big heavy 6-cylinder diesel engine. I wouldn't call it real quiet in the cab. Newer pickups may have it beat on that issue. It looks really nice and would appreciate a larger rig that matches the trailer and maybe doesn't get pushed around so much by a large heavy DRV. I want to do more research on this as I plan to see it/drive it this weekend. Good luck with it. As I said, it's a whole new world of towing for you. Huge steering wheel, gauges all over the place, transmission buttons on the dash, 22.5 tires that feel as if they're not rolling at all, and weight. These trucks are heavy, and that makes a big difference when you don't want to feel your trailer pushing you around. You won't be taking this truck to your local diesel mechanic for repairs. Depending on its engine, you'll look for a certified shop specializing in that brand. There are Freightliner shops all over the US, so it's not a big deal. These places are designed to get you fixed and on the road, and I find them a real nice experience over a regular shop. A regular FL60 "work truck" will be considerably cheaper, and for good reason. The Sportchassis is a real snazzy looking rig, hence, more money.
2oldman 07/25/14 07:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Quiet Water Pumps

Why the fuss over the sound that the pump makes? I like to hear it.Not everybody does. Have you guys ever heard a flojet? They do not sound like Shurflo pumps.
2oldman 07/25/14 06:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2008 GMC Yukon MPG?

My wife wants a motor homeIn many households that's the end of the story.
2oldman 07/25/14 04:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Generator

What size gen do i need?
2oldman 07/25/14 04:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: house fridge and ceiling fan

household refer and inverter2009 Household refer Class A 2009 residential fridge- boondocking 09 Residential refer Class A 2010 residential fridge sept 2011 res fridge.. reliability? 2012
2oldman 07/25/14 03:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Antique battery?

It appears it was an 8v battery, with only 2 of the 4 original cells remaing. WAG.
2oldman 07/25/14 03:07pm Tech Issues
RE: What can I run with 30amp vs 50amp?

My home is wired with a 30amp outlet. I know there is an adapter, but I"m curious as to how much it can push.One air, no electric HW, and the resi refer would be fine.
2oldman 07/25/14 12:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: HD DVR dedicated inverter

I emailed Cherie in customer service and she got right back to me. She's pretty quick. Her contact link in on their website. The only beef I have with them is the website allowed me to order the inverter when it was not in stock.I emailed sales@bestconverter. I guess once I familiarized myself with their return policy, no response was expected. Same for me, except, as I said, Randy said they don't stock that item, and he wasn't sure how I found it. Another kinda weird thing, their Samlex PS inverters are shown under the heading Converters.
2oldman 07/25/14 12:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Quiet Water Pumps

It's not the water pump that's loud... It's how it's mounted and/or the pipes that are making all the noise... Ever heard a Flojet Mitch?
2oldman 07/25/14 12:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Did ya' ever notice?

Dumpster divers in Quartzsite at South LaPosa have their own territories staked out. You don't want to violate their space!
2oldman 07/25/14 12:11pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Quiet Water Pumps

Those Flojets really do sound like a jet. In case you're interested in trying to quiet it down, these posts may help. A new 'quiet' pump may not be so quiet until the water-hammer on the output side is taken care of. water pump noise More water pump noise pump again 2011 I too got rid of mine.
2oldman 07/25/14 12:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: My tire story - Big O tires

Just got off the phone with "Jesse" at Big O in Kennewick. He's agreed, although somewhat reluctantly, to replace the one cracked LT tire, which I said was ok with me. He wanted to replace all 4 with STs, but not for free. The OEM sticker on the coach specified LTs, so he said ok. I guess what this comes down to is the personal preference (and maybe store policy) of what kind of tires to put on a trailer. I was getting nowhere with emails. Sometimes a good old phone call is the best way to deal with some businesses. He apologized for this taking so long, which I appreciated. It shouldn't be this difficult.
2oldman 07/25/14 11:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Light weight TTs: how do they hold up when boondocking?

It's easy to correlate longevity and strength with weight, since coaches made for full-time living are heavy. I suppose it's possible to get a light coach made for full time and boondocking rigors (rough roads and dirt) but you'll have to be a very careful shoppper. Lots of folks complain of staples popping out and generally poor workmanship in cheaper, lighter units.
2oldman 07/25/14 10:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing Police

Don't these kinds of trailers have monstrous pin weight?
2oldman 07/25/14 10:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Water pump ponderance

I'd have to agree it's probably the pressure switch.
2oldman 07/25/14 10:40am Tech Issues
RE: About to add a second fresh water tank under chassis

If you regularly camp where there's no access to water, then this might make sense. What's much more flexible, and easy, is to carry spare water on the TV. Then pump it in from there.
2oldman 07/25/14 10:02am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: HD DVR dedicated inverter

order the PST 300 a few days ago, Best Converter was out. Randy ask if I wanted the SSW350 told me I would say a few buck. I went for it, might be sorry on that move?If you install it you might be. Don't even open the box and you should be fine. I emailed Randy about mine and didn't even get a response.
2oldman 07/25/14 09:55am Tech Issues
RE: HD DVR dedicated inverter

I order the PST 300 a few days ago, Best Converter was out. Randy ask if I wanted the SSW350 told me I would say a few buck. I went for it, might be sorry on that move?This inverter might be just fine with a silenced fan. We'll see. A similar thing happened to me with Randy. I ordered the PST online, and within 10 minutes he called and said he was surprised I even found that PST online, since they don't carry it. Ok.
2oldman 07/24/14 05:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Inverter whine - exceedingly high pitched

I found a few google hits and a youtube video about it. Not necessarily your particular brand of inverter.
2oldman 07/24/14 05:17pm Tech Issues
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