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RE: Do I need to register and get insurance on my truck camper?

Since the camper has no wheels, and is no more than cargo. You shouldn't need any type of insurance on it while traveling. the truck insurance will cover any thing the truck hits, with or with out the camper on board. However. IF you are concerned about the replacement of the camper. You would need to get insurance. But you will need to figure out if the cost of insurance is worth the price of the camper. At some point. It does not pay to have collision, or Comp on a item.
Terryallan 02/23/17 12:53pm Truck Campers
RE: 2013 Ford F150 3.5 V6 Ecoboost and should I tow with it??

I'm considering the 2013 Ford F150 3.5 V6 Ecoboost with tow package to pull my 2017 Jayco 28RL Travel Trailer (6800lbs). This truck is rated to pull over 11,000lbs. My question is do any of you pull anything over 8000lbs of weight plus gear with this truck? I'm very skeptical. Looking for opinions before passing or buying this truck. Any problems with the turbos? Thanks for your suggestions. Is that 6800lb loaded or empty?. If loaded. you are good to go. If empty. You will need to know what your MAX WDH tongue weight can be, AND what your max payload can be. The max tongue weight is going to need to be in the 1000lb range. The GVWR of the truck is going to need to be pretty high. Somewhere in the 7500lb range, to carry the tongue weight and passengers.
Terryallan 02/23/17 12:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GVWR

So, then I guess the question becomes... what is included in the dry weight that they tease you with? Does it just include the empty shell, without batteries, without propane tanks, even without ANY options like air conditioners, and certainly without water in any tank?It would be easier to just look at the weight sticker on the trailer. That will tell you the weight as delivered from the factory. Correct. the YELLOW Sticker gives you the weight of the trailer as it sits on the lot in front of you. Including empty propane tanks, and battery. Also includes the awning, stove fridge. what ever you see on it.
Terryallan 02/22/17 07:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer Jack for Coachmen 192 RBS

blocks under the jack
Terryallan 02/21/17 07:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Get a new TT or stick with the old

It really is all in what you want. New it great. I would personally be wary of towing a 20 year old TT around. Especially knowing the improvements, and advancements in the new ones. I would however suggest buying from a Reputable LOCAL PRIVATE and if possible Family owned Dealer, as opposed to a huge company franchised dealership.
Terryallan 02/21/17 07:37pm Beginning RVing
RE: GVWR, does it really matter

Ffor me. the GVWR is a totally useless number. UNLESS it is only 500lb over the dry yellow sticker weight. I know if my TT has more than 1200lb of carrying capacity. I will NEVER reach it. As it is. My TT has 2600lb of carrying capacity. It weighs dry "yellow sticker" 4811LB. It weighs ready to camp, 5650lb give or take a couple hundred depending on where it is going. it is + 1600lb UNDER the GVWR. so that number is useless.
Terryallan 02/18/17 07:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Check engine

I started my 2003 F250 Ford V10 eng with 105K miles. One owner, looks new. The check eng light came on and stayed on. I took it into the Ford place here in Yuma and 3 hrs later they said I need a new computer. Cost will be $700.00 WOW. At 100K miles I had a complete tune up as I did not want to pay over $40K for a new P/Up That was $900 for new hoses, new brakes, trans flushed, rad flushed. new plugs plus other things. Now I wished that I had sold it last year as I was offered $15K Oh well, after I get back to Calif I WILL sell it. I never in the past kept any Vehicle with over 75K miles Anybody have computer problem on there Tow V ? I had the instrument cluster computer go out. It controls everything except lights, and transmission. I mean everything, speedo, fuel gage, odometer power windows, AC heat, tach, seats everything. Happened 5 years ago. Was going to cost $650 to replace it. And yes the ford store tried EVERYTHING to restart it. So I ordered one. Towed the TT home, parked and went inside. Unknown to me, because NONE of the warning bussers worked. I left the lights on. Needless to say the battery died COMPLETELY. I had to jump the truck off. and when I did. It jolted, and rebooted, the cluster, and started working again. Kept working for 5 more years. BTW, I canceled the order. My advise to you. Turn the lights on. Let the battery die completely. And jump start the TV. Could maybe restart it. Worked for me. And yes. The ford store unhooked the battery to reboot it. Didn't work. But jump starting did
Terryallan 02/18/17 07:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need Towing Advice, PLEASE HELP

don't think you would have the power you need to tow such a TT. IF you had the V8, I would say do it. As it stands you will be over capacity with that TT.
Terryallan 02/17/17 06:46pm Towing
RE: Our first TV, we've come a long way..

My first tow vehicle was a 1965 Mercury Monterey. 390 auto. Next was a 1972 Cougar, 351 Cleveland, auto. Next was a 1972 F100 Ranger with a 360 4V.
Terryallan 02/16/17 08:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Got it narrowed down to a few, opinions please.......

Jason, I am just curious as to what the great attraction is for the bathroom door to the outside? I don't mean anything by this; just wondering what I am missing. I can answer for us. The bathroom entrance door is GREAT. Especially if you have small children. They can go in with out tracking through the whole TT to get to the bathroom. At the beach. You can stand them on the steps, rinse them off and put them right in the tub. Works for adults as well. And when it is time to rinse the black tank. You can bring the hose thru the door right into the bathroom with out having to pull it thru the TT. So the bathroom entrance door has MANY perks. We love ours.
Terryallan 02/16/17 08:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Roadside Cancellation--Are tou kidding me?

Buyer beware. I have been a Good Sam club member for 2 years with roadside assistance the last year. I had the unfortunate experience of breaking down more than once in the last year. While Good Sam's response and service was good each time, I was just advised that my service has been cancelled for usage outside their "normal guidelines". There is no mention of these "guidelines" in their literature. These were not even complex or costly events. Just routine towing (of a vehicle not an RV) and lock service. Even after requesting reconsideration I was cancelled. This is certainly not the service I would expect from a world class organization. Disappointed and frustrated and looking for a new provider. Why do you think it is world class??????? World class usually means good.
Terryallan 02/16/17 05:14pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Got it narrowed down to a few, opinions please.......

First new or first ever RV? If this a first ever,,please do yourself a favor. Before plunking down thousands on a new consider how much your going to loose in two/three years when you realize the RV lifestyle is not for you. Or heaven forbid you realize this one simply does not work for you and you want to trade to something different. Go buy a used RV as a first and let someone else absorb the huge depreciation. Disagree. Buy new. that way it's all yours. I had used pups for 20 years. Thought it was great. Then I bought new. No better feeling in the world. The last pup, and the last 2 TT were new. I will NEVER buy a used RV again. After all WHY. the price of a new used one is not that much different, and with a new one, you get a warranty, and no scratches, or tears, or odd smells. Everything in it is clean. New tires, new brakes, new bed, new stove, new shower, new sink. It's just great. To the OP. get the one that pleases you. YOU are the ONLY one you have to satisfy Nothing like new.
Terryallan 02/16/17 02:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: What brake controller

Yes and it was adjusted properly. You had to change the setting while going thru a Campground or it would put you thru the front windshield. Scary part if U did not return to the heavier setting you basically had NO brakes on the highway. That certainly was not my experience with it. Me thinks you exaggerate a bit, or something was not right with either the controller or your trailer brakes. Barney Sounds more like a Voyager. My Prodigy was smooth as glass. In town, in the CG, or on the highway. Set, and forget. BTW. the factory controller in my F150 is the same way. Set, and forget.
Terryallan 02/16/17 11:25am Towing
RE: What brake controller

Agree with most. Get a Prodigy. NEVER use a time delay. They activate the trailer brakes a few seconds AFTER the accident.
Terryallan 02/15/17 09:25pm Towing
RE: Trailers without shower surrounds?

Didn't we just do this?
Terryallan 02/15/17 02:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Driving with your hazard flashers on

Function of the Brake lights appear to be fine. Every time he put the brakes on the hazards stop and are bright. Every day for the last 3 weeks I have encountered the same Chevy truck driving down the interstate with his flashers on. It is a 20 mile stretch that he does this. Is he telling everyone to get out of his way I am in a hurry or is he warning everyone that he may break down at any moment and cause a traffic jam ? Either way it is anoying as hell because he changes lanes all the time yet isn't going super fast. It is just possible that his brake lights have in some way malfunctioned, and is using the 4 ways for brake lights. With the 4 ways on. They stop flashing and just glow when you hit the brakes, and would alert others that he is stopping. Not an excuse. Just a thought. Yep. That is exactly what happens when the brake lights are faulty. They work just as you described. I have seem many people use the 4 ways for brake lights. Again. Just a thought from experience.
Terryallan 02/15/17 02:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: When do you know....?

Thing is. todays vehicles are not designed for shade tree mechanics. You have to have so many specialized tools, gages, and things to do just about anything to them. It is not like when we could just change plugs, and points, Put on a new distributer cap, install a new rotor, and pads, and go on down the road. Now you can't even find the plugs, and I haven't see a distributer cap in years. Seems to take days just to get the junk off the top of the engine to find the intake. So no. I don't work on them any more.
Terryallan 02/15/17 10:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Driving with your hazard flashers on

Every day for the last 3 weeks I have encountered the same Chevy truck driving down the interstate with his flashers on. It is a 20 mile stretch that he does this. Is he telling everyone to get out of his way I am in a hurry or is he warning everyone that he may break down at any moment and cause a traffic jam ? Either way it is anoying as hell because he changes lanes all the time yet isn't going super fast. It is just possible that his brake lights have in some way malfunctioned, and is using the 4 ways for brake lights. With the 4 ways on. They stop flashing and just glow when you hit the brakes, and would alert others that he is stopping. Not an excuse. Just a thought.
Terryallan 02/15/17 10:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Moss removal

I'd replace the shingles.
Terryallan 02/15/17 10:09am General RVing Issues
RE: What type brush to wash fiberglass camper?

We only wax our unit twice a year. Ten year young and looks GREAT! Great. I did it that way too. Till I learned. and you can keep on doing it that way. Up to you. But waxing will easier if you don't use dish soap. My vehicles never stop beading water between waxes now. Before. They did. Waxing on wax is much easier,
Terryallan 02/14/17 09:25am Travel Trailers
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