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RE: Towing with a 2014 Traverse

Also these: most are in the 3000lbs empty. Forest River X-lite and Evo KZ Spree escapes (196s) Eco camp has a few different models
flash82 07/27/14 08:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fridge cooling fan mod

Besides closing off the dead space, have you tried it without your "directional chutes"?
flash82 07/27/14 08:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: What TT can I pull with my Durango??

Check out KZ 196s. Bunks and slide. Forest River 195BH, no slide though. Gulfstream 198BH, no slide
flash82 07/24/14 10:08am Travel Trailers
RE: What is "Dry weight?"

That yellow sticker represents a more accurate weight of that particular trailer when it left the factory, not including the propane or any dealer installed items.
flash82 07/02/14 08:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cincinnati to Baltimore

I think that I-68 has a bit more hill climbing than staying on I-70. no tunnels thru the hills. bumpy Yeah, if I remember right, I68 does have more hills.
flash82 05/14/14 10:59am Roads and Routes
RE: How to Greese Bearings?

From Dexter: (the 600- 8000lbs Axle Manual) 1.After placing the hub, bearings, washers, and spindle nut back on the axle spindle in reverse order as detailed in the previous section on hub removal, rotate the hub assembly slowly while tightening the spindle nut to approximately 50 lbs.-ft. (12" wrench or pliers with full hand force. 2. Then loosen the spindle nut to remove the torque. Do not rotate the hub. 3. Finger tighten the spindle nut until just snug. 4. Back the spindle nut out slightly until the first castellation lines up with the cotter key hole and insert the cotter pin
flash82 05/13/14 11:31am Travel Trailers
RE: Cincinnati to Baltimore

Thanks! That's what worries me about US40, the speed limit looks to be down to 35 in some places.
flash82 05/12/14 01:58pm Roads and Routes
Cincinnati to Baltimore

Hi, We have traveled this route many times and the last few we took US32/US50 to I68. (both not towing and towing). We are heading back in June and Don't want to take this way, want a bit quicker. We have been on the PA turnpike too on way to NY so have some experience there. The map sites are telling me to take US 43/US 40 from I70 to I68. Anybody travel this way? US 40 looks to be a small two lane road for about 40 min. I thought I would just take the turnpike to I70 south and pay the tolls. I would think this would be quicker than US43/ US40. Thoughts? Thanks! BTW: we are leavingon a Fri afternoon and will be going through Columbus, Wheeling and Washington no matter what.
flash82 05/12/14 10:37am Roads and Routes
RE: 20' or less; sleeps 6; no tent ends?

Everything but the 20' length (22') is the KZ 196s
flash82 05/08/14 10:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Accident I79 North of Pittsburgh

Wait, what... Where are all the comments about too much trailer for that truck..etc. Am disapointed. Hope all are alright. "Police said a tractor trailer struck two vehicles and forced one into a semi-truck"
flash82 04/25/14 10:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Wow, Pop Ups are now a rip off!

I think you need to look again. There are pop-ups that do contain SOME of these things you say are non-existent. A pop up isn't like a travel trailer though, it's a tent on wheels with the cheapest lowest performing appliances, no insulation. Walls are just 1" X 1" wood framing with luan backers and glued on aluminum siding. You could construct the walls for a very low cost. The floor is particle board (structure wood) which would also be cheap. An entire tent can be purchased at bear creek canvas or other places for $1000. Furnace is a forced draft fan 16KBTU. No ducting or anything. AC is a typical 13.5K AC but is not ducted as well and not thermostatically controlled. No oven or microwave either. No waste holding tanks. No DSI water heater with AC heater, just pilot lit gas. No properly vented drain system that's tied together. No dual propane tanks or even an auto changeover regulator. No TV, amplified antenna or cable hookup wiring either as travel trailers. Fridge is either a small 1.9 CF model with no freezer or a 2.5 CF model with a freezer big enough for 1 hot dog package. Bathroom could be an expense but not as much as a travel trailer bathroom with porcelain toilet, sink/vanity, and tub/shower with tub surround. The 2 most expensive areas are the lift system and the roof. The roof on the Jay Flights is no less expensive offering trusses and ducting for the AC along with skylights. Lift system is the only real expensive. So if it were a smaller travel trailer the expense would not be a rip off, but next to a 'tent' trailer, yes. When I bought my older 2008 Jay Flight 19BH (22.5'), it was only $1000 less than the 26BH, which I didn't have a capable enough truck to tow at the time. The only difference between the 2 was that the 26BH added a queen bedroom ahead of the sofa, everything else was EXACTLY the same. They probably sold more 26BHs so the cost difference was smaller. Same thing today: 19RD MSRP = $19,650 (19RD replaced 19BH) ; 22FB MSRP = $20,021 ; 26BH MSRP = $20,721
flash82 04/08/14 10:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Want to Upgrade from Pop-up

Pack light, buy food and drink at destination and carry no water. Think you should be good. We are looking at the same (196s)for the family of 4 but can't find one anywhere near us. Looks very nice online and should be good for our truck frame 5000lbs capacity SUV. We already pack light for the Pop Up...we are not ones that need to bring EVERYTHING.
flash82 03/19/14 08:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Experience with internet purchases

Along the lines with buying locally...what if I live and buy a unit on the east coast then a few months later get transferred to the midwest. So I get denied by the 'new' local dealer because I didn't buy there.
flash82 03/12/14 10:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing a my new travel trailer my .02

I agree with campfire.... Holy cow, 1500 lbs for a family. What are you bringing, the kitchen sink? Our family of four has about 420 lbs we pack. That does not include food. but does take into account for hoses, chairs, awning mat. etc. Paper goods, only a few small pots and no water . First, 800 lbs of cargo is very conservative. Folks that "travel light" will add 1000 lbs of cargo, families add around 1500 lbs, with the average being 1200 lbs. 3 gallons of water is unlikely to be useful...that's not enough for the pump to pick up from the bottom of the tank. Where did you hear that? Is that based your own "stuff"? I've weighed mine. Everything we put in the trailer, excluding food and bicycles (because we don't always take our bikes), weighs close to 400#. That's for 2 adults. In fact when we got the bigger trailer last year, we dumped a lot stuff that wasn't getting used, so it could be less than that now. I can't imagine what people need that would be them up over 1000# of stuff. but to each his own...
flash82 02/25/14 09:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Help finding the right TT

In the same boat as you. Just looked at a Coachmen 17bh yesterday which is 21' long. Nice unit with roof air (a lot this size have side mount AC), good storage and comfy bed. Problem is the dinette is small since it's just under 7.5 feet wide. Check out KZ 196s and Skyline 21bh, 20rb and 20bh.
flash82 02/09/14 02:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Why posters don't stay on Rv net

I like the the forums, just not the mis-information people give. If you don't know, don't answer. And dare I say the weight police? The ones that say a minivin or small SUV should never ever tow even the lightest 8' pup-up....but never owned one, let alone ever drove one.
flash82 10/25/13 02:17am Travel Trailers
RE: You can tow it with a car

The RVs are better designed and better built. Bingo
flash82 10/22/13 08:50am Travel Trailers
RE: You can tow it with a car

Open your minds. people get locked into one mindset because "that's the way we have always done it". Let's not confuse them with facts. ( wonder if I will take a beating for saying so) Yup, I see this is Germany all the time, cars towing. They are usually powerful diesels. Heck, just take a look at YouTube on European Caravans. Not everyone needs a F350 to pull.
flash82 10/18/13 07:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Disney World Florida - Ft. Wilderness advice

Make sure you check out "DIS Boards". Lots of info there.
flash82 10/07/13 12:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Jayco 17z and Kodiak 172e

The 2012 were different. There is no TV shelf along with some other changes. 2012 travel star
flash82 09/01/13 05:40pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
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