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RE: Open Range?

I'm new to RVing. I'm a catastrophic insurance adjuster and have to travel around alot and I'm completely tired of living in hotels. :) Towing shouldn't be an issue as I drive a 2500HD Silverado with the Duramax that is rated at almost 18,000 towing gooseneck/5er. I'm trying to find something that is four seasons that I can full time in but won't break the bank. I've got a $20 to $25K budget and have been looking at all the different classified sites. I'm really like the Open Range, specifically the 385RLS, and have found a really good deal on it. I'm hoping you guys have some input as to how these trailers hold up. I've heard they're not as good as Montana's, but they're also less expensive. I just want to make sure I'm not buying a lemon. Any ideas on the Open Range or suggestions of brands to look into? EDIT: 2013 Duramax Diesel 2500HD Tires rated just over 3,100# Cargo rated approx. 3,100# Rear axle rated over 6,200# We are on our 7th year with ours. Granted, we had a few problems but it was also the 162nd unit they built. I don't know if you would find any factory reps nicer to work with then those at OR. FYI OR has been bought by Jayco but remains a stand alone company called Highland Ridge home of Open Range. Randy Graber the one who started Open Range is still there. All I can say is that we would not hesitate to purchase another one. Good Luck and Happy Camping. Ours is about 34 feet and triple slide and MTY weight was 8600. You lose quite a bit of weight because of the cable system and not the hydraulic or gear driven slides.
Dandy Dan 08/31/15 06:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire Recall - Just Passing this Along

I just lost two BFG Commercial TA's in 16 inch for belt separation. I'm just waiting for them to mention my size and I will be calling BFG. One tire I caught before it blew, when I was making a left turn I just happened to spy the tire wobbling a bit, not normal...When I got to the campground I jacked it up and spun it and wow, you could see the underlying belt starting to separate. The second tire blew to smithereens at 65 mph fortunately there was an extra wide shoulder and quickly pulled over before any major damage. These tire were 4-5 years old, always covered and 303'd. 90 percent of tread left. Ron W. Ron, The 16" BFG Commercial TA have already been recalled. Check with Michelin about your build year etc. They replaced mine with XPS Michelin which were almost $650 more that the TA's. They were going to put on a different BFG but I wanted a conventional tread tire. Good Luck
Dandy Dan 08/31/15 06:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

My niece Deborah passed this morning. She was 57 years old. She was one of the twin daughters of my brother Bill Daniels Sorry for the loss in your family. May God be with you all while in this time of sorrow.
Dandy Dan 08/29/15 05:54pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Tire Failures

Been doing research on tires recently. I see the Goodyears are still Chinese made. Good or bad? Don't know. Have my leanings towards BFG Commercials though I was victim to one of their recall tires about 5 years ago. Since then I have had a bit of a dogs breakfast of different tires for one reason or another. The latest plan is to take the 4 partially worn but young BFGs off the rear of the truck, put them on the trailer, & get new BFGs for the truck rear. Put R250s or XPS Ribs on your trailer, and don't look back!!! Chris When I had recall on my Commercial TA's I got them replaced with Michelin XPS. Thrilled as the TA's were around $700 and the XPS mounted and balanced $1335 even trade. Michelin owns BFG and I believe Bridgestone. Good Luck
Dandy Dan 08/25/15 08:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good Evening FOOF's The weather here has been fairly warm and Sunday evening we got 2.3" of rain. Since then the temp has been really nice. It never got into the 70's today. Outlook for the rest of the week is 70's and 80's for the weekend and through next Monday with Sunday being the only chance of rain and that is 30%. Things around here are going fairly well. Lori and I worked outside most of the afternoon trying to get the wild grape vines and mulberry trees away from the fencing for our pastures. Between chain saw and loppers we both are pretty pooped. I have made an appointment with the Ortho doctor to see if I can get a shot in the right knee to finish holding me off until after the Rally and then schedule the replacement. I have been procrastinating about getting it done but it is getting bad enough the time has come. Hopefully can get it done after the Rally and be healed up enough to come south in middle of February for a while. Anna and Sarah are doing well and seem happy. Going to take them and get them groomed prior to the Rally so they look as good as they can. Hope all have a safe and happy rest of the week. Looking forward to seeing all in a few weeks in Tennessee.
Dandy Dan 08/25/15 07:43pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good evening everyone. I hope you have had a wonderful weekend. I am getting excited about the Old Fella Rally in October. I started purchasing some items for the drawing. Usually we have some great things to offer at the rally. I plan to have the BBQ lunch at the shelter in the campground as we did last year, it was wonderful and we had a good turn out. Sandy are you planning on bringing some items for the raffle? Dan how about you? Anyone else that wants to bring items for the raffle please do. This year's rally will be great because of the time of year. It will be so nice. Okay I am going to bed so I will close with a good night and God bless. We have several items for the raffle. Richard, We will again be making some things for the Rally.
Dandy Dan 08/24/15 06:13pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Old Fella Rally October 5-11 The Old fella Rally will be in Sevierville, Tennessee October 5-11. The campground is Riverside Rv Park and Resort Dog diva, most all the folks are already reserved for the rally dates and also the week following. Thoughts are that we will have extra time to take in the turning of the leaves. In essence we are booked in the campgrounds for 2 weeks. We are getting there the Monday prior and leaving the Monday 2 weeks later. Sure would be great if you could try to make this rally. Don't know how many more (if any) there might be.
Dandy Dan 08/24/15 06:12pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Gas Below $2

Heard on the news that Barrel of oil may be dropping to around $20/bbl the price from the 1990's Would be nice.
Dandy Dan 08/20/15 09:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Boston

It has been a while since we were in Boston. At the time we stayed at a campground I believe west of Boston. They had a bus come into the campground and picked you up and took you in and dropped you off at the Old North Church around 8AM and picked you up in the Commons around 4ish in the afternoon. Then took you around a little and back to campground. If you have time drive up to Salem. Good Luck and have fun.
Dandy Dan 08/19/15 07:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: BF Goodrich tire recall

When they recalled my Commercial TA's last year they replaced them with Michelin XPS because I didn't want a lug type tire. I wanted a straight tread tire. XPS were $1335.00 mounted and balanced but no charge to me. I was happy.
Dandy Dan 08/19/15 06:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Actually, Dan, I was in Branson in 2011, the first year with the new motorhome, and my first year with Molly. OOPS Sorry about that. Sometimes I have trouble remembering my own name. I will be still glad to see you again. Hope you are enjoying the new home. A little closer than you used to be. Pet the furkids and see you in a few weeks.
Dandy Dan 08/19/15 06:31pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Dodge Ram 2500 VS Chevy 2500 Gaser Short beds

Crabby, see if you can find posts about the newer Ram with the 6.4 He went from a diesel to this unit and hasn't had any complaints. Ib516 is the poster on this. Good Luck.
Dandy Dan 08/18/15 06:56pm Towing
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Congrats Richard. Now for the big For Sale sign. :B We met with Dan and Patty in Port Clinton this afternoon. It was about 1/2 way for both of us. Had a good lunch, then Ice Cream and all filled with good conversation. Hadn't seen them since Hilton Head. His new set of wheels looks excellent. Only a few more weeks before we get to see all those that were in Sevierville last year. It will be really nice to see Gary again. Last time was in New Mexico a few years back. Pet your furkids and have a safe week.
Dandy Dan 08/18/15 06:35pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Good Evening FOOF's FYI Richard, Your first rescue puppy and her cohart both visited the Vet. Both had fecal, heartworm tests and in addition Anna had Urine test done due to the bladder stone she had. Both negative for heartworm, Sarah was 51.6# and Anna was 56.1#. Anna's urine test came back showing slightly elevated White count and a very small amount of Crystals. They thought she might have a slight infection so the vet put her on Ampicillin every 8 hours until gone. Both are update on all shots and ready for Seiverville Rally. Hopefully we will all be fit. Getting excited about getting to see so many friends we only get to see a couple time a year. Hope you all have a happy and healthy rest of the week and looking forward to seeing you again in October.
Dandy Dan 08/12/15 06:44pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

WOW can you believe over 1,800,000 views and over 24,500 posts. And still one of the best threads on RV.Net Congratulations to FOOF's.
Dandy Dan 08/10/15 06:50pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Florida

3 week trip (Feb 2016) around the coast of Florida with 40 ft 5ver. Few days in the keys but would rather not make reservations anywhere due unknown length of time at any stop. Any ideas,opinions or experience would be appreciated!In your opinion is this doable? Depending on which way you are going to go, Daytona area in February could be iffy. You might want to check which week is Bike Week and also the Daytona 500. Good Luck and have a Happy and Safe trip.
Dandy Dan 08/09/15 03:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Branson, Missouri for 2 weeks the beginning of Sept.

And don't forget a trip to "Lambert's" for their "tossed rolls" ....in Sikeston I think, (it's not too far away but I might have that spelling wrong). Yes there is one in Sikeston but you want to head north on 65 from Branson to Springfield. Lamberts will have a big sign on the right telling you which exit off 65. Definately a fun place to eat. They open at 11 and we have been there that the folks were waiting outside almost the width of the building. Enjoy "my town"
Dandy Dan 08/09/15 03:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Jensen AWM968

Why would even be looking at a Jensen in the first place? Far better head units out there for less money. Campfire Time: My rig came with a Jensen which was junk. I am open to all suggestions of what to put in to replace it. Mine was a single Din. Have been to 2 big box stores and one didn't even know what I was talking about. All they had was one that had a flip screen but I thought that may be a little small to try to watch from the recliners.:B I was just using the Jensen as an example of CW pricing.
Dandy Dan 08/05/15 03:21pm Camping World Accessories
Jensen AWM968

Wow! Camping World has a super deal on the Jensen AWM968. They have it on their super Internet Only Sale price of $289.00 Typical Camping World Pricing. Go on the internet and Google this model and there are places advertising them for from $210-$212. I am a life member and find these prices from Camping World a JOKE. Why don't they say order now and get hosed.
Dandy Dan 08/04/15 09:32pm Camping World Accessories
Need New Stereo CD/DVD

Would like some input on what to replace the POS Jensen that was installed in our 5er. It sounds as if it is off frequency and cracking on AM-FM. If you try to watch a DVD, it pixelates and freeze frames. I have had trouble with this since the rig was new. I would still like to have a 12 volt unit that jacks into the TV and external speakers. I have gone to a couple of big box stores and struck out at one. Didn't have a clue what I wanted and said they can't order anything. thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Dandy Dan 08/03/15 06:46pm Technology Corner
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