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RE: What if...

At the minimum, what would I need as a tow vehicle if I bought this trailer: Heritage Glenn 312QBUD. With a GVWR of 9751# Not looking to start any wars but I want a decent daily driver so I love the F150 Ecoboost but realize an 3/4 ton truck would be better. But I don't really want a diesel either. I am a Ford guy but am liking the Ram models too. In order to make the right RV choices, tow vechicle, trailer, 5th wheel, class A,C, I think you need to sit down with your family and have some discussions about what your RV plans might really look like. How often do you plan on RVing? Once a yr., once a month, only weekends, month long trips or longer. How far will your RV trips be from your home base? Where are the places that you really want to visit? What parts of the country do you want to visit? Are there a lot of mountains? deserts? Once you start to answer all these questions, you will have a clearer and more realistic basis from which to make your choices. IMHO, don't compromise the choice of your RV just to say a few bucks, buy one that will make RVing comfortable and enjoyable for your family. Buy the biggest truck you can afford. I drive a 1 ton Dodge truck with a 6 spd. manual tranny around town and don't find the truck difficult to drive. The driving comfort level difference between a 1/2, 3/4 or 1 ton driving around town is not a real issue. But when you are towing your trailer, the size of the truck makes a big difference. Personally, I get better milage (12 to 13mpg) towing and 19mpg. solo with a diesel and my 2004 dodge engine is as quiet as a gas engine. :) Just my 2 cents:)
djgarcia 07/30/14 10:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tires

I ran a set of Maxxis 12,000 miles on trailer before this. Zero problems. Current trailer has Towmax STR's and at 2,000 miles, happy so far. I run E rated tires. Just a word of caution, I have heard from fellow RV travlers & read a number of RV posts about their troubles with Towmax tires. Keep a close eye on them:) I'll let everyone know how they work out. 5 years material and workmanship warranty from Towmax plus life of the tire road hazard warranty in writing from my tire dealer Les Schwab, at no extra charge. You can't beat the service of Les Schwab:)
djgarcia 07/28/14 06:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Friendly Gas Stations

I'm going up to Pismo Beach in a few months. Last time I was up there, I had a hard time finding gas stations I could get in and out of without doing an obstacle course. Is there anything between Santa Barbara and Pismo/SLO? Sign up for a gas card from Pacific "Pride". There are 2 stations disigned to had big trucks. Just go on line.
djgarcia 07/28/14 05:00pm Toy Haulers
RE: Tires

I ran a set of Maxxis 12,000 miles on trailer before this. Zero problems. Current trailer has Towmax STR's and at 2,000 miles, happy so far. I run E rated tires. Just a word of caution, I have heard from fellow RV travlers & read a number of RV posts about their troubles with Towmax tires. Keep a close eye on them:)
djgarcia 07/28/14 01:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Goodyear and/or Maxxis owners

One reason I contuine to buy Goodyear is they stand behind the tires if you ever have a problem. Have not had that with any other tire brand even Michelin tires. X2 Have run Goodyear tires for years, "E" rated and now "G" rated 614 LT. Goodyear has not only stood behind tires that have gone bad but have also payed for any damage to my trailer as a result of their tires blowing)
djgarcia 07/26/14 11:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Liability Insurance on travel trailers

I have been researching and comparing insurance for my travel trailer and find the biggest difference being when one company includes Liability and Property damage and the other does not. My feeling is that the trailer is not likely to inflict damage on others when it is parked in a campground and is covered by the truck insurance when being towed. Check your policy for coverage if some one fell while walking down/up your steps when your parked in the campground.
djgarcia 07/25/14 10:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Mobile Rv tech-warranty work-do you guys tip????

If I am on the road and the shop works me in, I consider tipping based on the attitude and quality of workmanship. If the tech makes me feel like I am an important customer when I pull up with my rig and starts working right away on my trailer. It also depends on the tech's attitude, is he positive and friendly. Is he willing to help me understand the problem, give me suggestions to prevent the issue in the future. If the work is just a regular routine job and in my home town, I don't usually tip.
djgarcia 07/25/14 08:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Organizing, where do you put your sewer hose??

I use the large plastic tub and just wash it out it with a liquid simple green soap on e a week. But, Really like the idea of the 5 gal. Bucket with a lid.
djgarcia 07/22/14 07:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Blowout

With tounge in check and with no intent of being persoanlly critical, where did you get the tire information that led you to believe and have the confidence to drive a tire 9 years!!!!!!! You need to find some RV friends who have more experience and better knowledge of RV "101".:)
djgarcia 07/21/14 09:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: slideout motor runs but no slide

My Heartland trailer has a seperate hydrolic pump that I can operate with a hand rod to get the slide out manually.
djgarcia 07/21/14 09:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV Campground Andriod Apps

KOA is outrageous with their high prices and over abundance of RV park rules!!
djgarcia 07/20/14 08:57am Technology Corner
RE: Something to think about..LT or ST tires

LT tires on trailers! My Big Horn 5th wheel from Heartland Mfg. came with LT Good Year "G" rated tires. 2 years and not one problem:):)
djgarcia 07/18/14 08:30am Toy Haulers
RE: Google Calendar Sync

Try Microsoft "Entourage"
djgarcia 07/08/14 06:16pm Technology Corner
RE: Anyone tow tandem?

In Calif. you need a class A Drivers License.
djgarcia 07/08/14 10:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Old School CB?

Thanks everyone. Any recommendations on unit, antenna and the like? I like Midland and Corbra with the weather alert function. I always upgrade the microphone when I buy one. For antenna, I recommend a Wilson. I have the roof mounted with a magnet. P.S. Which ever antenna you choose, spend a little extra $$ for a good antenna. Makes a big difference in the quality of your reception.
djgarcia 07/08/14 08:24am Technology Corner
RE: Old School CB?

Thanks everyone. Any recommendations on unit, antenna and the like? I like Midland and Corbra with the weather alert function. I always upgrade the microphone when I buy one. For antenna, I recommend a Wilson. I have the roof mounted with a magnet.
djgarcia 07/07/14 10:06pm Technology Corner
RE: Old School CB?

CB radios- CB radios can be used for: 1. getting the most current road conditions, accidents and alternative routes to avoid traffic jams. 2. communication tool for another person to help you back up your RV into a driveway, RV site. 3. maintaining communication between friends when you are caravanning. BREAKER! BREAKER!
djgarcia 07/07/14 08:05pm Technology Corner
RE: New travel trailer expectations

New trailer water tank dropping on the road:( IMHO, If I buy a new product, I think I have a reasonable right to assume that a major issue like the water tank falling out should not occur. Both the people who sold the trailer and the people who manfactured the trailer are responsible to correct the situation by 1. giving me my $$$ back, 2. fixing all the problems at no cost to me 3. giving me a brand new trailer. If we go to a doctor for a medical procedure and it can be shown that the procedure was not done correctly and 2 weeks later resulted in major medical problems for me, I don't think most people would just dismiss the issue as "well thats just business, the world is not perfect" etc etc. I think the same reasonable assumtion or logic applies under similar situations for a Lawyer, contractor, denist, optometrist. I agree that every new RV trailer has some MINOR fix it issues but I consider the water tank falling down on the highway while I am driving a Major Mfg. issue. I also think that it is also the responsibility of the dealer to have been more through in checking out the trailer before turning it over to the owner. Just my 2 cents:):)
djgarcia 07/07/14 02:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: New travel trailer expectations

Hook it up, tow back to the dealer, demand a new one!!!!!! or look for a different brand all together:) If the water tank fell out, what will fall out next? Do you really trust the dealer to fix all the electrical damage?
djgarcia 07/05/14 10:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Mistakenly pulled breakaway cable

break away cable--- Had the same experience while parked in an RV Park. After I hooked up the trailer to take off, found that the trailer would not move. I got out, looked around for a problem. Some kids had pulled the cable out and then taken the brake plastic insert. Luckly a RV store near by had a replacement:) I bought 2 and carry one as a spare
djgarcia 07/05/14 06:44pm Travel Trailers
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