I have one of the quality 12V compressors that pull a lot of power, so I use one of these plus the 12V extension someone linked to earlier, and connect directly to my battery to avoid the risk of blowing a fuse by plugging into one of the 12V power outlets.
Roadpro 12V Battery Clip-On and Cigarette Lighter Adapter
I was beginning to think we're the only ones who have/had a Rockwood 2604. Just got ours in May and love it!!! The bedroom is in the front and has a decent size window - could have a larger window, but the 2 wardrobes and cabinets above the bed would be lost. An awesome bathroom! Sofa bed with air mattress + dinette are in the deep slide and have 4 windows. The rear has a huge window with 2 swivel rockers in front. It's looking on the new Rockwood brochure that they may have done away with the 2604 and have only the 2604W, which has an additional slide with huge wardrobe. In our case, we have no need for that large a wardrobe + the weight + the $$. It's very open and light. This may be what you're after. You can take a look online at RVWholesalers and I believe they still have the floorplan shown and possibly pictures of the interior. It's a perfect 26' trailer for us.
The Rockwood 2604 is a nice looking TT, but the length is actually 29.08', not 26'. The cargo capacity beyond so called "dry weight" is only 1025 lbs. Since dry weight doesn't include accessories, much less propane, water, food, camping supplies, etc., the cargo capacity is a little bit light, IMHO.
I say these things, and yet we own a Rockwood 2109S, which has been an enjoyable TT with few problems. We have liked it, but plan to move up to a larger TT, and hope to find a floor plan that suits us with a larger cargo capacity.
We would like to move up to a slightly larger TT, so I watch the ads. I found a TT advertised by a private party that I really like the layout of. It's older than I had planned to consider. It's a 2000 model. I haven't gone to look at it in person yet, but it looks to be in exceptionally clean condition for it's age in the pictures.
It's a Kit Companion, which I had never heard of. Does anyone have any experience or know anything about the build quality, features, weight, etc., of this brand? Thanks for any information!
I think the answer lies in the fact that RV's are built for RV Parks with hookups. The RV manufacturers and the RV Parks are in cahoots, so to speak. Yes, the manufacturers know some folks boondock, but they do not design RV's with that usage in mind.
Jayco has a 2 year bumper to bumper warrenty. Is this not covered by the warrenty? Caulking is considered normal maintenance. I don't think any warranty will cover it. Just part of the cost of owning a RV.
What particular caulk is best to use?
Is this the oxygenics head you all are speaking of?
That one is $26 shipped (Amazon Prime), and appears to have a shut off. There is a much more expensive Oxygenics head, I think it is called a Spa head, and does not appear to have a shut off.
OK, thanks to tenbear. I saw pics of that model. Now my question is, does anyone have any experience with the Oxygenics head pictured above?
The wife's a proud GM owner of a new Traverse. We've owned Toyotas, Infinitis, etc, etc, for many years and when she went shopping for a new SUV, she compared it against the new Highlander. No comparison; the Traverse has much better fit and finish, nicer interior, more interior room, better third row seating, quieter, more horsepower, better mpg, better warranty and so on. It blew the new redesigned Highlander away. GM's doing some good things.
Please report back in these pages when the Traverse has 100K on the clock, and compare repair history with Toyota -- Highlander, 4Runner, what have you. IMHO, it will be no contest -- the Toyota will have been, and will be beyond 100K, much more reliable. I know someone with almost 450K on a 4Runner, the drive train has never been apart, and it still runs good and reliably every day.
Here is Forest River/Wildwood's map of the US plus Canada broken up into three parts, with different Wildwood models for each of the three areas. Below is the linky link to said site.
Linky link to site
One TT I've been researching, a Forest River Wildwood model -- for that line, the manufacturer has broken the U.S. plus Canada into no less than three sections, and each section has different models: West, NorthWest, and East.
According to the 2014 order guide, the max tow package will only be available with the 3.5 Ecoboost and the 6.2L
Do you have a link to that order guide? Ford.com is still showing the 2013 F150.
I have both the F150 & F250 2014 order guides, but they are in hard copy form. I had a local dealership e-mail them to me when they were available so you could check with a dealership close to you, or I can fax them to you tomorrow.
Thanks. Much appreciate your kind offer, but I was just curious. I can wait until Ford updates their F150 website to 2014.
1500 and 2500 trucks are the same size so don't worry about the garage...
Perhaps that is true for Ram and Chevy, but not for the Ford F150 compared to Super Duty 3/4 and 1 ton trucks. The Super Doody trucks are longer.
Suggest Toyota 4Runner V6 (5000 lb tow rating), or if you want more power, V8 model (7000 or 7300 lb tow rating, depending on if 4wd or 2wd -- produced 2003 to 2009 only). Tough, reliable vehicle, and gas mileage is very competitive for the size, weight, and power. Good luck!
I wouldn't own anything but a 4wd, but that's me. I guess it depends on where you plan to tow the trailer. Do keep in mind though, that there have been reports on this forum of folks getting "stuck" on wet grass trying to move an RV using a 2WD tow vehicle.
Best ones here -- Grand Aero mirrors
I had McKesh mirrors, sold them. Had multiple problems with McKesh mirrors:
The straps vibrated and sang so loud that no one could stand it. Yes, we tightened them very tight, tried all kinds of solutions, but they were still noisy.
Started to wear the paint on the doors.
Scratched the windows when rolling them down, so once they were installed, I could not risk rolling the windows down.
Slower to install and remove than the Grand Aero mirrors, which are a very quick on-off, once adjusted.
To each his own to those who like the McKesh mirrors, but that is my experience with McKesh compared to the Grand Aero mirrors.
Does anyone think this might be on the mark? Has anyone read this anywhere else? I see this is an old article -- April 1 in fact -- were they trying to pull an April Fools? I knew there was going to be some aluminum body panels in the 2015 redesign, but hadn't heard about it being unibody.
The article suggests reduction of payload and towing capacity with this alleged change, which of course, would be logical for a unibody truck. I was thinking of buying a 2015 F150 with MaxTow, but if this article turns out to be correct, I may instead buy a 2014. If this perchance is true, is Ford trying to move sales for anyone that tows more than a utility trailer, into the Super Doodie line?