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RE: Headin South

A few days late, but off to sunny Fl for the rest of March. :) We have been down here in Key largo since October, and won't be heading home until April, and loving every minute here in paradise Jack L
NanciL 03/02/17 05:10pm RV Lifestyle
RE: 2017 Forest River 299RE Subfloor question

You might want to read some of my posts here on how bad my 2016 Forest River is before you buy one. Their workmanship is terrible! Jack L
NanciL 03/01/17 03:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Hard to Believe..Terrible QC

You think that is bad; On our brand new Forest River which we picked up in October, when we got it on site, the door between the kitchen and bathroom wouldn't close. I noticed that it was hitting the plastic side molding that was sticking out about an inch at the bottom. When I went to push it in, I noticed that it was loose all the way up to the striker plate. I removed the two screws holding the striker plate and not only that side molding fell off, but the overhead one and the opposite side as well. I am quite sure the door to the bunk room is the same, since I can pull the side molding out at the bottom, but the door closes, so I left it to fix at a later time. Every single pipe connection under the trailer had to be redone due to inferior clamps and one by one each of them coming apart. This caused all the insulation to get soaked causing it and the under fabric to be replaced. The water pump had to be replaced (defective check valve) Slides, stabilizers, tongue jack and awning were all checked at the PDI and worked. On site we couldn't find the remote to operate them, and when the dealer finally came up with it, we were amazed when we pushed the button for the awning and one of the slides worked. Pushed the one for the tongue jack and the front stabilizers worked. - the exposed electronic board for all that nonsense is located directly under the bathroom lavatory (visualize some water dripping on it) Shower stall leaked like sieve, (we recaulked ) No rear shelf supports under the bottom shelves through out (we fixed ourselves) Many, many more, but I'll be typing all day DON'T BUY A NEW FOREST RIVER OR YOU ARE ASKING FOR PROBLEMS! Jack L
NanciL 02/28/17 12:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Quick Repair!

You should have cleaned the area first ! Jack L
NanciL 02/27/17 03:13am General RVing Issues
RE: WFCO WF8955 complete garbage?

OK, so a question on mine. We have a brand new Forest River trailer that we have on a permanent spot( with full hook up) where we snow bird for six months. I have already decided that I will take the battery out and bring it home with us when we return to keep it charged during the summer months. What can I expect as a life span out of mine figuring it will never be used during the summer months? - And never boon docking? Jack L
NanciL 02/26/17 08:11am Travel Trailers
RE: The power of beer

That's because he and his troops were too drunk to retreat! Jack L
NanciL 02/26/17 03:49am Around the Campfire
RE: Tear in brand new TT fiberglass, thoughts ?

I would contact the manufacturer and send the pictures. then if you don't get any satisfaction maybe it is time to contact a lawyer. All of the manufacturers are putting out absolute junk today and maybe it is time for us consumers to talk to lawyers. We have a brand new Forest River, that I picked up in October and thank goodness the dealer is only two miles away. You would shudder if I posted a list of everything that has gone wrong. The tech was out again yesterday tearing out all the wet insulation from the fifth broken pipe connection. Each time he comes out, he has to take pictures and send them to Forest River, and each time they want him to do a quick fix and ignore the fact that another fitting will probably come apart. May be It is time for a list of the manufacturers that are making high end RV's with no problems and ones that are having continuous problems so newbies can be aware of which ones to look at and which ones to stay away from. Jack L
NanciL 02/24/17 06:16am Travel Trailers
Remove black water tank or leave it.?

A sewage question for those of you that leave your RV on a permanent site We just put a new 40 foot trailer on our permanent site, (where we will spend each winter) and I am thinking of connecting directly to the ground sewer. My original thoughts were to remove the black water tank, but the other day talking with a neighbor, he said to just leave it there and leave the valve open. He said he has had his that way for many years and never has had a problem. He also said that lots of the others that leave their RV's permanently have done it the same way. Can any one who has done this chime in and say if you have had problems with a build up. It sure would make it simple if I didn't have to remove the tank. Naturally I would make sure to have the proper slope in 4" PVC pipe. Please don't answer if you have not done it Jack L
NanciL 02/22/17 08:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Every regret your small TT?

For me, the maximum would be a 25 footer. I vowed I would never pull any thing longer. Reasons: way too much hassle trying to get gas - Way too much hassle trying to park at a super market - Way to much hassle trying to navigate on a narrow one lane road in many of the state parks and lastly; take a look at some of the 12 and 25 foot overhangs behind the rear wheels and visualize how quickly things are going to be damaged. With all that said: This past October I hauled our brand new 40 footer from the dealer to our permanent lot where it will stay forever and although I had no trouble, that solidified it; I'll never haul anything longer than 25 feet Jack L
NanciL 02/22/17 07:13am Beginning RVing
RE: Radio

If it was mine and that was happening, I would put a small switch in the 12 volt feed wires Jack L
NanciL 02/22/17 07:03am Travel Trailers
RE: What would you add to your RV experience?

Never buy a Forest River again ! Jack L
NanciL 02/20/17 03:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Walmart

None of them allow it. jack L
NanciL 02/18/17 03:47am General RVing Issues
RE: I just added a 50 amp supply to my trailer

Here are some pictures http://i.imgur.com/J9RUt1El.jpg http://i.imgur.com/UpTVEZcl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/6ogIw9kl.jpg Jack L
NanciL 02/17/17 02:21pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: I just added a 50 amp supply to my trailer

Good job. It is insane and the pinnacle of cheapness for an RV manufacturer to install 30a service on an RV of that size. I don't blame the manufacturer the buyer needs to know what they are getting. While I am a 50 amp guy there are plenty that prefer 30 amps. In the OP's case he just needed to put the water heater on LP to resolve his issue. A single AC rig does not have to have 50 amps. So you don't blame the manufacturer for miscalculating and a poor design? The water heater is both electric and propane, but with just the 30 amp, the trailer owner has no choice except to use propane or pop the breaker. You admit that your are a "50 amp guy" but since now I am a 80 amp one, you don't like it. Jack L
NanciL 02/16/17 02:48pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Got it narrowed down to a few, opinions please.......

If your Forest River turns out as bad as ours you'll need more than a life time guarantee, but a loaner trailer every time something goes wrong with it. We bought a new 2016 last year, and it is a lemon! I would never buy another one. In addition to about ten other things, right now we are waiting for the entre insulation under the floor to be replaced due to defective pipe clamps that allowed pipes to burst at the connections. Prior to installing the new insulation and under coat fabric, the Tech has to replace the remaining clamps since he believes that all of them are bad. Since October, they have worked on something almost every other week, and that is not counting the shoddy workmanship that I have corrected on my own Jack L
NanciL 02/16/17 02:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Knee replacement surgery

It has been about five years now, but I am thinking about a month. I should have had it done twenty years ago, and except for a few nights of being uncomfortable it was a piece of cake. My wife and I both race canoes and kayaks, and my goal was to be in a canoe a month after the surgery. (It is much easier to bend a knee getting in a canoe then a kayak). As it turned out, I was in a 21" wide, 18 foot long sea kayak two weeks after the operation. If you are at proper weight, (not overweight)and have a good doctor, you will have no problem and very little pain. If you are overweight you are going to be in pain for a long time. I noticed that with everyone at the rehab place. jack L
NanciL 02/16/17 04:29am Around the Campfire
RE: I just added a 50 amp supply to my trailer

Would love to see a picture or two of the panel install. Sounds like a great upgrade, just many of us don't the space for a 100 amp panel. I don't know how to post pictures. The 100 Amp panel is only about 15" x 15"x 4". I mounted it in the closet at the end of our trailer which also is a storage compartment that opens from the outside. This made a neat installation for the feed cable since I was able to bring it outside right next to the existing 30 amp cable. I installed a new cable entry port right next to the 30 amp one. I'll see if my wife can take a few pictures and figure out how to post them. Jack L
NanciL 02/16/17 04:16am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New Trailers and Showers

I wouldn't buy a trailer that didn't have a complete separate one piece shower stall(surround). We just bought a new trailer last year, and everyone we looked at had the shower in a separate surround jack L
NanciL 02/14/17 03:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Can RV park owners handle guest property?

I would leave and find another place, but check it out first and check on the parks rules. jack L
NanciL 02/12/17 03:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Challenges with a long(er) trailer?

Just my own opinion as a forty foot long trailer owner: but I think they are an accident waiting to happen! I pulled mine from the dealer to a permanent site and made it safely but vowed I would never pull anything longer then 25 feet again. Take a look at the overhang behind the last wheel and then think of the large arc you'll have to make on a ninty degree turn on a fifteen foot wide road. You'll need a couple of "tag" men to guide you! Then examine how cheaply the supporting structure is for the whole rig and try to visualize yourself on the interstate pulling it at 60MPH or higher like I see many of the crazies doing. I have a friend who thinks longer is better. Within his first year he tore a six foot long whole in the top of one side hitting an overhanging roof on a turn. Then he bought another and within the first year he had two blowouts at the same time that did a lot of damage. He couldn't figure out what caused the tires to blow. I sure could ! Good luck with what you decide jack L
NanciL 02/12/17 03:27am Travel Trailers
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