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RE: FRUSTRATED SHOPPING FOR A NEW RIG

In addition to potential weight concern, don't assume the high end 5ers are immune to problems. There have been postings here about issues with them also.
BB_TX 03/22/17 06:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sears & Roebuck Alert

Sears has been an iconic brand all my 71 years selling most anything and everything you would ever need. I even used to order carbureator rebuild kits for my various cars/trucks from their catalog back in the 60's. Now the Craftsman brand is sold and Kenmore and DieHard brands are being offered for sale. Times they are a changing.
BB_TX 03/22/17 03:39pm Tech Issues
RE: First time TT owner and first time family camping

You need to change the width of your pic to around 500 or so. Edit: much better. :)
BB_TX 03/22/17 02:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Conventional Motor oil VS Synthetic for Diesels

In 55 yrs of driving and well over 1 million miles between the DW and myself, I have never had an engine fail in any car or truck. Some well over 100,000 and one over 243,000. And I have never used synthetic oil of any kind. Just regular oil changes according to the owner's manual. Good enough for me.
BB_TX 03/22/17 01:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Long bed vs. short bed

I have an F350 CC long bed used to tow a 35' 5er. It is long. Parking can be a problem in some parking lots when the spaces are narrow and straight in rather than angled, or the lanes are narrow. And it can be an issue in some tight corners. BUT. There are never any concerns about the 5er hitting the cab in tight back in turns. (Friend knocked out his back window with his 5er and short bed) And I love having the extra bed space in front of and behind the hitch for "stuff". In addition, I sometimes haul some 8' lumber or plywood or other items that are too long to lay flat in a short bed.
BB_TX 03/22/17 01:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Michelin Tire Issue

There are multiple definitions of "expert" including someone from out of town, someone more than 100 miles from home, etc. Have that alignemt and Blue Ox installation checked.
BB_TX 03/22/17 08:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Pressure Monitor Systems

While I agree with you that many, if not most, tire failures are due to slowly losing air and being destroyed by low inflation, there are also tires that simply blow out instantaneously. A TPMS can prevent tire loss and damage due to the first, but not the second. I have TPMS on my truck and 5er and recently had a truck tire blow with no low pressure warning. Destroyed my rear fender in the process.
BB_TX 03/22/17 07:54am Beginning RVing
RE: The never ending debate..SRW vs DRW

My 5er is right at 13,000 lbs and tows fine with my F350 SRW, even in high cross winds. And yes, I am within weight ratings. Mine moves around much less than some large motor homes I have followed in high winds. Possibly the combination of the 2500 and the lighter weight 5er contribute to the wind movement. And some people are simply more sensitive to movement than others. You certainly don't need a DRW for the weight.
BB_TX 03/20/17 09:18am Towing
RE: My 12 Volt Power goes out and comes back on

I also would look first at the auto reset circuit breaker. Each time they trip and reset they burn the contacts a little making them even more prone to trip. Auto reset circuit breaker
BB_TX 03/19/17 02:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV Parks You Love Then You Hate Them You Need Them

Interesting post. But I really not sure I understand where the OP is coming from. I meet the office staff when I check in and likely as not never see them again. Apparently the OP spends a lot of time in the office determining personalities, operating procedures, and trying to determine whether they are successful or not. As long as my site is good and the facilities I use are good, I really don't care whether the people owning or operating the park are friendly or not or appear to be running their business well.
BB_TX 03/19/17 02:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Negotiating RV Price

Google that particular model and see what dealers nationwide are advertising. You will likely find "sale" prices varying thousands. Many times a dealer will list a so called MSRP, a sale price, and a comment to call for their lowest price. Then you can print out the lowest prices you find and use those to negotiate.
BB_TX 03/19/17 02:23pm Beginning RVing
RE: Tornadoes while RVing

These maps make it easier to visualize areas of most concern, especially the areas with the black and dark red dots. Tornado alley risk maps
BB_TX 03/19/17 01:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tornadoes while RVing

I have lived in the southern end of tornado alley for all my 71 years. Last time our house was damaged by a tornado was in 1948. Can't remember the last time one hit any where in our town, but long, long time ago. Have actually seen only 3 in my lifetime. Last year there were about 40,000 traffic deaths on our roadways. There were 17 tornado deaths. Be aware of approaching storm systems, but worry far more about traveling on the highways than about tornadoes. Tornadoes always make large headlines, but actually affect a very tiny fraction of land. Of course, that is of little consequence if you are on that particular fraction of land. When you check into a park, ask about on site shelters available in the rare case of a tornado. If none available, know where the nearest most sturdy building is located, a concrete block restroom for example. If nothing at all available at the park, then know where you may safely go before a potentially violent storm arrives, such as a big box store. Have a good weather radio. Have a good weather app and radar on your phone. And keep up with weather forecast on TV. Be prepared but don't fret over it. And by the way, Texas annually has the most tornadoes, more than twice any other state except Kansas. Of course, that relates to the state size. Annual tornadoes per state
BB_TX 03/19/17 10:03am General RVing Issues
RE: What if I can't buy locally?

Some people have had no problem getting service at a dealer they did not buy from. Some have had problems. Why not go direct to the source, the local dealer service manager, explain you really want to buy a Jayco but that dealer can't get one in a reasonable time, and will he be willing to provide warranty work and future non-warranty work on your TT if you buy elsewhere?
BB_TX 03/19/17 09:48am Travel Trailers
RE: 2nd a/c

We have a 35' Montana that came with a single 15k A/C. Added a 13.5K low profile A/C in the bedroom. Typically use both to cool the trailer after a hot drive day. But once it is cool, the 15k pretty much keeps it cool without having to run the second A/C even in hot TX weather.
BB_TX 03/17/17 11:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bad electrical connection between trailer and truck

Could even be your truck connector. I have both the bumper 7 pin connector and the in-bed 7 pin connector. Sometimes the cord to the in-bed connector does not make contact well on my 5er running lights and I have to push and wiggle to get the lights to work. But once they do, they are good til the next time. When they may or may not connect. Sometimes I use the in-bed and sometimes the bumper, and I never have the problem with the 5er connected to the bumper connector. Looking inside both the bumper and in-bed connectors, I can see no obvious difference. And like you, I have tried the screwdriver to the pins routine.
BB_TX 03/17/17 07:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: slide motor DOA?

You really need to do some electrical troubleshooting with a voltmeter before you consider buying a new motor. You would really be unhappy to spend a lot on a new motor only to find out you have a bad switch, a blown fuse, a loose wire connection, etc.
BB_TX 03/15/17 06:29pm Tech Issues
RE: photobucket test

Lots of windows. Good view.
BB_TX 03/15/17 02:41pm Forum Technical Support
RE: Pancake in a Can

We use Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete. About as easy as you can get and makes great pancakes. Pour the batter on the griddle, scatter a generous helping of frozen blueberries (thawed) on top before turning, and mmmmmm mmmmmm good!
BB_TX 03/15/17 02:39pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Campground Theft - Chapter 2

I agree with some of the above posts. If you drove your 'B' to the office, leaving your stuff there, the neighbor probably assumed you ran off and left it. Not saying he did the right thing by gathering it up for his own use. But pretty iffy leaving things behind like that without making it clear you were returning. Don't know whether to classify that as a thief or opportunist. I have also seen things forgotten and left at campgrounds when people left. And I have turned them in to the office. I have left a few things myself and got too far down the road to go back to get it. Fortunately nothing expensive.
BB_TX 03/14/17 02:14pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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