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RE: compact fridge

While I can't begin to claim to know your answer. However. My question is. Isn't the Refer going to kill your battery pretty quick??
Terryallan 10/09/15 07:27pm Tech Issues
RE: RV show madness

Always funto see newunits and look for flaws. Am I the only one who believes in saving for, not financing, a new RV? Is there a worse investment on the planet? Maybe a boat. Let us be honest. with RVs costing more than I financed my house for. Not every one can save up 30K+. and one of the good things. You can use the interest for taxes. I finance mine for 12 years, and pay them off early. That way I'm never under water on them. And to be truthful. My Dad was a truck drive. I called him one day, and he said he was going "out", and we would get together when he got home. Well he never came home. He died in a rest area in Nebraska. So ever since that day. IF the kids, DW, or I want to do something, and I can make it happen. Even IF I have to borrow to do it. I do. Do I owe money? Yep. Do I pay it back? Yep. Is my credit good? 802 score. So yep. Do I get to do things I want to now? Most of the time. I may be gone tomorrow, and all that won't matter. Then I'll be debt free. And to answer your next question. DW will be too. To each his own.
Terryallan 10/09/15 05:44pm Beginning RVing
RE: Why don't RVs need an earth ground for AC circuits

It works. that is all I need. Don't make it harder than it has to be. :B
Terryallan 10/09/15 05:30pm Tech Issues
RE: blocked TT wheel

I've done worse. I left the Lock, and chock in. Ruined a tire when it ran over it. I look at everything now.
Terryallan 10/09/15 05:25pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Leaves In the Smokie Mountains

The best leaves are over 4000FT at this time. So you gonna have to go up to see them
Terryallan 10/09/15 01:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric jack

I opted for the Husky 4500 after my OEM provide jack failed. Looked at the Bulldog and the Baker as well but chose the Husky based on reviews, Price and availability I'm all about Availability, I like to buy local when I can. for me the Bulldog is the only one sold locally. There is a "Redneck Trailer supply" (I love that name)just down the road. they sell Bulldog jacks, trailer wheels, axles, and such.
Terryallan 10/09/15 07:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric jack

I've had mine for 5 years. No problems. Took it off first trailer and moved it to new one. Only jack around with a 5 year warranty. I'm happy with mine. Thanks, Helps a lot.
Terryallan 10/09/15 07:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric jack

So, Tell me about "Bulldog" electric tongue jacks They have their ups and downs. :C Thanks ol buddy, ol pal, ol friend O mine:B:B
Terryallan 10/09/15 07:30am General RVing Issues
Electric jack

So, Tell me about "Bulldog" electric tongue jacks
Terryallan 10/08/15 06:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water heater anode rod looks good?

You can use it a little while longer. I would put Teflon tape around the threads.
Terryallan 10/08/15 06:24pm Tech Issues
RE: What's the most "Bang for my Buck" - TT or 5th Wheel?

Personally, I'd look in the 4500 to 5000lb dry range. No more than 5000 dry. Once the TT and the truck are loaded to camp. He will be right where he needs to be. As for the 5th wheel. Just don't
Terryallan 10/08/15 05:50pm Beginning RVing
RE: How'd You Like Driving this puppy down the road?

Good looking camper. And that straight 6 Ford engine is a tough, strong engine, with a ton of torque.
Terryallan 10/08/15 03:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Been thinking about upgrading

I look at dry weight because i know im going to add a thousand pounds of random to it when i travel. so 6500lbs or so is my ideal maximum weight i want to tow due to the capabilities of my truck :-) Same here. Seems easy to do the math :B So what happens when you actually load 1050 pounds? Real world your probbly grossly inaccurate with your 1000 pound guess. And, for you GVWR naysayers all I can tell you is next trip out drive across a set of scales. You just might be in for a real surprise. BTW, my fiver has a GVWR of 13,750 and I generally scale at 13,500 pounds. And we do not load heavy. The OP has been camping for years. He knows how much he adds, Just like I do. Weight my last TT loaded to camp. I actually added only 650lb to the dry weight. Put the same stuff minus a little in this one. Experience will win out. And like I said. The GVWR is a totally useless number. UNLESS it is very close to the dry weight. Yellow sticker dry will get you in the ballpark
Terryallan 10/08/15 11:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Been thinking about upgrading

Why is it people look at unrealistic terms like "dry" or "shipping" weights when looking for an RV? No one has ever towed a "dry" trailer. You need to start thinking in terms like fully loaded in your research. No you don't tow it dry. However few if any tow it loaded to the GVWR. The yellow sticker dry weight just gives you a place to start. Real handy information. No use in buying a trailer that is close to you max tow cap dry. Example. Mt TT yellow sticker weight is 4800lb. GVWR is 7400 lb. BTW the 7400lb number is a totally useless number. It will NEVER even get close. The loaded weight of my TT is less than 6000lbs. That is why you need to know the dry weight. so you will have an idea of what it will weigh loaded ready to camp.
Terryallan 10/08/15 09:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Coleman Lemon!!!!

So you are angry with CW for Coleman's (Dutchmen/Thor) inability to construct a trailer correctly? You should contact the maker directly and have them recommend someone who can diagnose and repair the problem. CW would never be my 1st choice for service related matters. I like them for accessories/common parts but not sales or service. CW had nothing to do with the construction of that TT, Coleman has all the responsibility through the warranty supplied to make it right. I know exacty who made the trailer, you could go on to say Coleman didnt make the water pump that went out and flooded my floor, or Coleman didnt make the furnace that shorted out and so on...and therefore it is not CW fault. If you buy a car from a dealer and have issues you deal with that dealer until you no longer get satisfaction, or the dealer has done all they can do. I have emailed and called the Dutchman and have recieved the generic smoke blowing "we will document all this if you have future problems" speach. So...here I am. it is a product line that CW has chosen to sell and represent so YES it is their responsibility to do their part in making it right! Also this is just how I feel, no disrespect intended to a senior member trying to help. Coleman did not make your trailer. Coleman had nothing to do with it. The only thing Coleman did was lease their name to Dutchman. Coleman makes nothing, absolutely nothing. they just rent their name. This is one of the reasons you never just buy the name. Coleman hasn't made any kind of camper for 50 years. Having said all that. I hope it all works out to your satisfaction. And no. YOU should not lose any more money on this.
Terryallan 10/08/15 09:41am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Coleman Lemon!!!!

CW is just like any other dealer of new vehicles be they RVs or autos. They are in the business to sell inventory. How is a dealer to know of the issues in any unit on their sales lot? The dealer finds out after the sale just as does the owner. I would be pursuing the manufacturer and telling them to fix the product they made. Dealers are representatives of the manufacturers and it should be the dealership to go after the manufacturer not the other way around. Imagine buying a new car from a dealership and it up to you to go after the manufacturer for repairs under warranty. Then what's the dealership for? Just to sell cars? Yes it not the dealers fault if they received a lemon or if a manufacture produces poor quailty but it up to the dealer to respect the warranty and fix it and for them to go after the manufacturers. Rv dealer and auto dealers do not have the same kind of relationship. No RV dealer has any obligation to do warranty work. But they do have a obligation to stand behind what they sell. It is just how they stay in business. IF a dealer can't stand by what they sell. the dealer shouldn't be in the selling business, and around here. They won't be very long
Terryallan 10/07/15 03:31pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: Coleman Lemon!!!!

Your experience is the same as most people with a new RV. The industry has zero quality control. You are either kidding, or a shield for CW. I have bought RVs from 3 different dealerships. NOT ONE treated me the way that the OP has been treated. NOT ONE. Also, I have NEVER had to take any of them back to the dealer more than one time each. And one of those was for a recall. Nothing was wrong, but they wanted to be sure. I have received great treatment from all three dealers. All eager to please me. Why? Because they want me to tell my friends, and to come back myself, and I would buy from either again, If they have what I want when I want it. IF you are having that much trouble. You are buying the wrong brand, from the wrong dealer.
Terryallan 10/07/15 03:27pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: Coleman Lemon!!!!

Please let us know how it all comes out. Especially after the Executives get hold of it. Thing is. Next time you will know better.
Terryallan 10/07/15 12:56am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Is it safe to use WD hitch when raining?

I don't know what type of Sway control you are using. however. Sway bar manufacturers suggest you loosen, or remove it in the rain, or other slick condition. They can cause the TV to go straight in a turn. From the Reese sway control bar instructions 4. When towing during slippery conditions such as wet, icy, or snow-covered roads or on loose gravel, turn on/off handle (5) counterclockwise until all tension is removed from unit. Failure to do so could prevent tow vehicle and trailer from turning properly. I wonder if that could be adding to the "wiggle" feel?
Terryallan 10/07/15 12:47am Towing
RE: Ocean Lakes, Mrytle Beach

Thing is 22 goes North just before Conway. Ocean Lakes is South of Myrtle Beach. Getting on 22 off 501 takes you away from OL. It will bring you out close to Myrtle Beach Travel Park, and Apache in North Myrtle. however, Hitting 31 from 22 just brings you back to 544. Haven't saved any thing, but added a lot of extra miles. No lights on 22.. Smooth sailing.. no ones on the road.. 75 MPH all day.. 501 at conway and down....... lights.. stop, go, stop go stop go stop go.. traffic -traffic-traffic. Yes you do save about 20 minutes and less aggravation on 22..... I know I am from NJ in my profile but I go down often to my relatives house at the farms in SC.. 22 was a god send when they built that road... you must get there at a different time of day than me. We don't hit heavy traffic until we pass 31 on 544. Plus. It is 42 miles using 22 to 31 to 54a. It is only 18 on 501, and 544 to the same spot. I do agree. IF you are going from South MB to North MB 31 is great, and the same the other way. But I wouldn't go to North MB to get to South MB. Now if you are going to North Myrtle beach. It is a great thing. You can get to the north Campgrounds with out ever getting on 17. But for the Southern CGs it is just out of the way, for us any way. there have been very few times we got in traffic going to the beach thru Conway, and once past Conway. It is a easy ride on 501 to 544. However when we do go to North Myrtle. We don't use 501 at all. We use 74, 410, 701, 9, 31, and 22 to Kings Road. And that is the way we will go at Thanksgiving. Now there is a thought for you. IF you are coming from the North. you could get off on 74, and not have to drive all the way to 501. After all. You are already closer to North Myrtle. a very short drive from 95 down 74 and over to North MB.
Terryallan 10/07/15 12:36am Roads and Routes
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