Ford sued Navistar over quality issues, that should tell you something.
On praires, this wouldn't be a big issue ,but in BC, "If I wanted to watch grass grow, I'ld drive a gasser." I go up hills at 90 to 100,not 25 to 30.I drive a Dodge '08 6.7 CTD.
It was love at first sight for my DW, my feeling was "mmm, this'll work. It was in the price range and looked sturdy. After a year and 6,000 miles. The feelings are still the same. It's one of the Nash brands on the old Mallard floor plan.
At dealership when she did the walk through, when it came to the water heater, she just rolled her eyes. This spring,my wife asked them if there was a trick, they said maybe increasing the pressure. My wife told them I was about to change it out, the tech replied that was a good idea. They wanted over $1000,$550 for the unit, on line $325 with door.
Doing a long search, I read that if there is any air in the system, turning the cold would turn it on. For us it would also then shut down. Same for the hot.
We have had a Girand tankless for a year,now,it's only worked about 30% to 50% of the time. It came with the ECO package. Luckly we came from PUP, so I haven't been hearing constant complaints from the DW. We dry camp about 90% of the time,so even when it works,water usage is a problem. The grey tank is only 40gal. What's the best quality units. IT's a 20' Creekside, so I guess 6gal? THX
I've posted this before but for the new guys, I'll do it again. I just finished installing a couple of 12volt plugs. The trailer company just clamped the 110 plug to the 1/8" plywood, I wanted to do better than that, so I put in a couple of 3/4" x 3/4" "studs" on either side of the box. Anyone who owns a trailer needs one of these $20 jigs http://www.kregtool.com/pocket-hole-jigs-prodlist.html You also need the special 1 1/4" coarse screws and Robertson (square recess) screw driver bit.
I like your box, it sure beats my plastic tool box. I pack much the same sort of stuff.
We had a lifted PUP, which ran off propane, we used it for the light, stoves, and BBQ. I found the Coleman stove much nicer to cook on.
The only survival gear that we used in 20 years was a 12volt air compressor. I was too lazy to change the Jeep's tire.
Couple of times we were five hours from the nearest gas station, then we had to pack gas to get out.
Do new TVs require converters for over the air signals ? We had to get them for the home cable. My hockey team, the Canucks, went out in four straight, so I don't really need TV this coming long weekend. The TT came set for TV, but didn't have one. So I bought a 19"TV/DVD expecting a good playoff run.
We have Creekside 20FQ,they use a hardboard for their laminate not luan.It has been used on fair number of gravel logging roads and into the NWT on gravel highways at highway speeds.Love the floorplan. No real QC issues to speak off.
Except it's length isn't as short as it measures. The tongue is close,a longer tongue would allow me to turn the truck tighter,making getting into Rec sites easier. I have longbox Quad cab Dodge,which doesn't help either.
My factory dry was #4632,also it has a 66gal freah and 40gal black and a 40gal grey.So loaded it might be heavy,with a 1-ton ,I've never bothered weighting it.
I know Washington state is different than BC,but we camped 20 seasons with a tent trailer.In BC, we camped in the dry interior a lot,also on the west coast of Vancouver Island. But we always got rained on sometime,and were able to put up and dry out without a garage. If you mop the dew off the wings,it helps.
The good thing is,a trailer is pretty simple,look at these guys rebuilding 40 year old ones. The price difference between our trailer and say a Airstream is 2x or 3x,so at the price point of our trailer,I didn't expect perfection,but from the way it's built, it still should outlast me.
I've towed many miles with a Cherokees,but never a TT.A Cherokee is a brilliant piece of engineering,the room,the power, the handling,and comfort all in a #3000 very capable off road station wagon. But they are limited by wind resistance,see the factory specs. I would say their real world limits are #2500,and that's if you have the 8 1/4 Chrysler rear end,HD rad,an added rear leaf, and tranny oil cooler.
Oh,sh**,those Blue Tops are expensive. The new 2400iSHC does have a charging circuit,I had a Kipor that didn't. I like the Optimas because they stand up to gravel roads,I've long ago lost track of the number of standard batteries that died very early deaths.
I charged my Optima Blue top with a smart charger at a high rate , the 40amp setting. Checking with a multimeter,I got 13.6 volts after I disconnected the charger. In fact while charging, it was reading 16.4 . These numbers seem pretty high,as in battery frying.Next time I used the slower 8amp charging circuit on my Yammi 2400. What's "normal"?