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RE: 20 lb propane tanks

I'm from Pa also, but spend winters in the South. If one doesn't use propane for heat, 40 lbs total will last for months. We pay monthly for our campground, so always have electric for the fridge and would like the convenience when out on long road trips. Since most 5th wheels come with 30's, I would like to know what others are doing as far as a similar switch to 20's goes. Thanks.
Road Phantom 03/29/15 09:35pm General RVing Issues
Rockwood Signiture ultra lite???

I'm considering trading for a Signature Ultra lite from Rockwood. The one we like is a 32 ft'r and has the perfect floor plan for us. Anyone know first hand about the quality of this rig? Any issues?
Road Phantom 03/29/15 09:29pm Fifth-Wheels
20 lb propane tanks

I noticed that some of the new model trailers are coming with 20 lb propane tanks like the ones they sell at Walmart and other retailers. I can see the convenience of that. Anyone change their tanks to accommodate them instead of the standard 30 pounders?
Road Phantom 03/29/15 09:23pm General RVing Issues
Winni Rialta

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1995-Winnebago-Rialta-21-Class-B-Volkswagen-Gasoline-Engine-Generator-Sleeps-4-/291410476794?forcerrptr=true&hash=item43d96afefa&item=291410476794&pt=RVs_Campers I saw this unit on Ebay, but not sure of the quality. It has over 90,000 mi on it. I'm a mechanic, but not looking for major issues, so other than checking the drive train, tires, etc., does anyone have experience with this unit or similar model from Winnebago? Any major issues?
Road Phantom 03/20/15 11:26am Class C Motorhomes
Winni Rialta

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 28261278
Road Phantom 03/20/15 11:26am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Another dog related question

la quinta
Road Phantom 03/19/15 11:27am Travel Trailers
miccosukee resort and gaming

Anyone stay overnight at the above campground? I'm heading to Key West looking for a safe place to stay for the night.
Road Phantom 02/08/15 09:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Snow Birds Looking For Help

We have three dogs, one of them a golden retriever and have no problem with the cg. It's centrally located in Kissimmee, fl.and quiet, mostly retirees. The rate is 580 a month and includes wifi, no cable. Weather's great, come on down.
Road Phantom 01/31/15 10:03am Travel Trailers
goose ball hitch

I bought my truck used and it came with a goose ball hitch. I also have the jaw type 5th wheel hitch common to the rv industry. Since the G.B. is already in the truck I would like to know if there are any advatages to using the G.B. hitch. Granted, I will have to buy an adapter for around $400, but that would be the same cost to swap out those same hitches.
Road Phantom 01/25/15 08:16am Towing
RE: lowering suspension

Yup, Jaxom, it's the Phantom again. I ride those other two wheels you don't see. Getting back to the topic, (since it takes so little to confuse you) the truck is a 2014.
Road Phantom 12/21/14 02:43pm Tow Vehicles
lowering suspension

My Dodge Ram 2500 2x2 sits high. I believe it can be lowered but wondered what the consequences might be; less VWR, harder ride or something else? Curious.
Road Phantom 12/20/14 03:29pm Tow Vehicles
quality gone down hill.

I bought a Funfinder because I believed the rep it had for quality. The first thing we had trouble with was the dinette table. It separated from its base plate. I noticed immediately that the table top had been held to the wood base solely by staples. No Glue!. I turned the whole thing upside down and laid on a good amount of Gorilla glue. I couldn't bring the trailer back under warranty because we were campground host in a very remote region of Big Bend National Park for four months. It gets better. I soon noticed that a small leak coming from beneath the shower was not a little overspill from the door opening as I had originally suspected. I opened up the access panel and could not believe what I was seeing. the drain was never connected. What ever amount of water dripped down into the drain pipe was all that went into the holding tank below. The rest seeped onto the bathroom floor. The problem turned out to be the sub floor. It was not cut short enough to allow the drain to be connected. I managed to cut the floor back enough to connect the drain. Did Cruiser, a family owned company, get bought out by yet another corporation thereby lowering its standards for the almighty profit?
Road Phantom 12/16/14 11:17am Travel Trailers
back up camera

I was thinking about getting a wireless backup camera for my Ram pickup. Anyone have one that works well?
Road Phantom 11/22/14 11:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Don't believe the combined weight ratings

Its easy to simply say the op's setup is wrong, and leave it at that. I've been towing since '85. My truck was level with the trailer. I believe there is one thing nobody here considered. As mentioned, my truck is a regular cab. The short wheel base, I believe had something to do with the poor handling of the 29 ft TT. As a 4x4, it sits high. I tested the handling of the (reg cab) truck on an open road by zig sagging and found it to be unstable as a solo vehicle. The truck was recently checked out and nothing was amiss. The short wheel base and high center of gravity had everything to do with how it handled the trailer. Short of a Hensely hitch, I don't see how a conventional hitch, WD and sway control could have fixed that. The Ram, as per Dodge specs, has a Tow Rating, (not combined rating) of 9,000 lbs. A four door may have made the difference. (Sorry, I should have written, Tow rating not Combined)
Road Phantom 11/15/14 11:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Don't believe the combined weight ratings

Not the same comparison (Spoon). Your little 22 is much lighter. As I said, my half ton towed my 22 with ease. Try your Tundra hitched to a 29 ft 7500 gross weight trailer and then tell me how good it tows.
Road Phantom 11/15/14 11:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: texas to Florida coastal route

Rt 19 toward Hamassosa
Road Phantom 11/15/14 11:09am Roads and Routes
RE: Don't believe the combined weight ratings

I was well under the tow rating. Even after loading the combo.
Road Phantom 11/15/14 09:37am Tow Vehicles
Don't believe the combined weight ratings

My little half ton had a rating of 9,000lb for a loaded TT. I can tell you first hand that towing only 7500 (29 ft.) TT was a horror ride from Pa to Tx. I had WD bars on that combo along with sway control. That truck, a Dodge 1/2 Ton, reg cab, 4x4 was so unstable, we lowered our speed to 55 and kept it there. Every truck or bus that went by made me white knuckle the steering wheel. It was so bad, I traded the near new truck for a heavy duty 2500 with a Hemi. The other 1/2 ton truck was fine for the 22fter I once owned, (3800 lbs)and pulled that trailer very well. I'm passing this on for all those who believe in towing at the top end of their trucks rating. From here on, I'm keeping to two thirds of the capacity of any truck I buy in the future for a safe margin while towing a travel trailer.
Road Phantom 11/15/14 08:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: winterizing - i'm late !

If that was a hard freeze (below freezing both day and night) for more than a day, I'd be worried too. If it were I, I would put the heater on. Then, run antifreeze through the lines and check for leaks.
Road Phantom 11/15/14 08:27am Travel Trailers
texas to Florida coastal route

I thought I would hug the gulf coast to Florida from Texas this time instead of taking boring I-10. I plan to start with Surfside Beach Tex and continue through the ferries toward Louisiana. The New Orleans area looks complicated due to the low lay of the land, so I'll skirt around the city by using I-10 until I can pick up 90. Anyone see any other areas I should avoid?
Road Phantom 11/15/14 08:22am Roads and Routes
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