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RE: In repair shop

I'm thinking that most of the minor issues should have been handled by dealer prep before they handed you the keys.
Road Phantom 04/19/14 10:00pm Travel Trailers
carrying a kayak on top of a PU cap.

Anyone have a Kayak carrier bolted into the fiberglass cap of your truck. I know I can buy one of those sponge deals and tie the kayak down that way, but I would rather have a carrier made for this purpose instead.
Road Phantom 04/17/14 09:58am General RVing Issues
noisy generators

I have a fiber glass cap on my pickup. Cost being a factor, my thought was to buy a cheaper generator like a "Champion" and crank it on inside the cap with an opened window to keep the noise level down outside. Does anyone else do this and does it work for you? I only need it to turn on for the AC on the hottest of days or charge the batteries. So, it would have to be at least a 3000 W gen. VS a Honda for $1800, a Champion cost about $300+.
Road Phantom 02/27/14 05:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tell me about Park Models

Personally, I see no advantage to them other than them being cute and the residential sized appliances. Unless your a commercial hauler, you will have to hire someone to move it. The interior square footage is still going to be a max of 400 SF as in the largest 5h wheels. A 5th wheel of the same interior size has a lot of built in cabinets and storage underneath the floor of the trailer. It can be moved by anyone with a decent sized truck in any campground. Be very sure about purchasing one. They're not as easy to resell as a 5th wheel.
Road Phantom 02/27/14 05:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: insurance on travel trailers

I think there's a little confusion between liability and property damage. The first is covered automatically when the trailer is hooked to the TV, but not physical damage to property. That is only covered if you have a full policy. Liability concerns any medical expenses and related costs incurred from an accident while pulling the trailer.
Road Phantom 02/19/14 11:48am Travel Trailers
Insurance

I've always had TT and 5th wheels. Now that I'm pushing 70, I would like the convenience of a Motor home. One reason is because I don't want to get back into a heavy duty diesel truck, since that would also be my every day drive. The nice thing about pull behinds is that the insurance is relatively cheap. My driving record is good. I live in Pa., and I'm willing to switch to Progressive if need be. I don't full time, but do on occasion take week long trips and plan to stay in Florida for the winter without moving it from one spot for the six months. That may be a form of full-timing but not the same as driving around the country for the same six months since it will be in a private campground. The vehicle will be around $35,000 used and I would need full coverage. If this sounds like your situation, how much do you pay for insurance a year? I'm sure mine will be different than yours given all the variables from state to state, value to value, but it will give me an idea, nonetheless.
Road Phantom 02/17/14 09:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: insurance on travel trailers

I'm in Pa and had to get coverage when I financed my trailer. It was fairly cheap for the year. As far as I know, you are covered automatically by your existing policy for liability when towing, the same as if you hooked up a u-haul moving trailer whether or not that trailer is on your policy. That being said, any damage to the trailer incurred in an accident would only be covered if you had the trailer covered by its own policy from your insurance Co., or from the other party involved. I would call your Insurance Co. for an estimate and professional answers to your questions.
Road Phantom 02/17/14 09:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Getting a "used"camper?

I'm thinking that the 1- ton was a bit overkill, but I understand your reasoning. I'm sure it now tows like a dream since you got the Hensely and that awesome truck. Having had four duallies over the years, my switch to travel trailers was to get away from heavy duty trucks. I never really got used to them. With that hitch, you could have done fine with a 3/4 as well.
Road Phantom 02/06/14 06:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: NEW TO GROUP

Great rig for getting in and out of those hard to get to places.
Road Phantom 01/31/14 06:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Rear Living Outside kitchen

Funfinder from CruiserRV has a complete outside kitchen. Its a rear bath model with a queen bed at the front end which includes a swivel TV in the wall partition. What I like about this model is that it's very light and has an extra counter in the kitchen that you don't get with other floor plans.
Road Phantom 01/28/14 09:22am Travel Trailers
RE: trailor qaulity

Unlike the auto industry, RV's don't share the same quality control. You can get a lemon among other trailers on the same line that will have few issues. I owned a Keystone Cougar 5h wh, '09, that had a few minor problems; sewer handle unglued itself, front jack became unbolted, the blow up mattress in the coach was garbage, but that was it. Structurally, they all share the same basic technology subject to human error.
Road Phantom 01/09/14 12:01pm Travel Trailers
2012 Ford 3/4 tow rating

I'm considering buying a 3/4 ton Ford with the 62 engine. Anyone know the tow rating for this truck?
Road Phantom 12/26/13 11:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing Travel trailer

Are you only towing your trailer for a one way trip ( ie, to Florida for the winter) or is it for local camping? If you just want to move it, there are a lot of commercial haulers out there. You can find them on line or call any local RV dealer for a contact. I think they charge around $1.50 a mile.
Road Phantom 12/06/13 05:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cannot find source of water leak on slide

I have the same problem. For now, I leave the trailer stored with the slide in the open position which doesn't leak.
Road Phantom 12/01/13 09:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Small TT Toyhauler w/2 A/C + Island bed?

Goldstalker beat me out. I was thinking of the same Funfinder and as I scrolled down you already posted it for me. I have a funfinder and they're put together well.
Road Phantom 11/15/13 09:14am Travel Trailers
RE: All my mods (pix)

I have that same exact trailer. (note profile) I like the mods.
Road Phantom 11/14/13 10:24am Travel Trailers
RE: To Not Winterize in PA?

I wouldn't put salt in. It's a serious corrosive. If you must, drop a gallon of rv antifreeze in the tank. Or any antifreeze for that matter, since it's the black water holding tank. I live in Pa and wouldn't take the chance of not winterizing by now. You could go down to freezing at any time. Not all years, but why take the chance.
Road Phantom 11/11/13 10:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Gas mileage with a Dodge 1500 with a 5.7L V-8

I have a 2011 ram 1/2 ton with a Hemi. I'm only pulling 4,000 lbs. I get 11 mpg consistently in the hills of mid New York State at 60 miles an hour. I would think you should get at least 10 on flat ground.
Road Phantom 11/06/13 11:40am Travel Trailers
RE: 2014 Forest River 21' for 12K or 2008 21' Fleetwood for 7K

If it's only $4000 for new, then it would be a no brainer for me. Forest River is a decent brand. Like most RV manufacturers of *ENTRY* level trailers, they share the same engineering technology. Your getting at least a one year warranty in which any bugs in the rig can be fixed. Add to that, the value of the new trailer will be higher if and when you are ready to trade it in or sell it. On a used unit a bad leak alone could cost you a few thousand to fix. Like you mentioned, the tires will be brand new. You will also have a choice of floor plans. Hopefully, the dealer will be close to home in case future repairs are needed.
Road Phantom 11/06/13 11:31am Travel Trailers
RE: preparing to travel full time??

I went full time for a while in a 32 footer. I eventually traded it in for something smaller because the 32 was too large for my needs. I was single and traveling with my boxer. Two people might be a different story. Most times I wore jeans and a T shirt. I hardly ever got into any good clothes. I couldn't believe all of the useless stuff I had accumulated with the bigger trailer. Just take the basic essentials and forget those (we may need this thing someday) kind of items. If it's that important and you don't have it, you can always stop overnight at a Walmart and buy it with the money you saved on a CG.
Road Phantom 10/30/13 09:29pm Travel Trailers
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