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RE: Atlantic City RV Show

It’s a good break from the normally cold winter months... The show is decent in size, with lots of different types to look at.
ford truck guy 02/16/18 10:02am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: From and 05 F350 to a 16

Those already exist in abundance. When I had my F250PSD I belonged to at least three PSD forums. Now with my Ram CTD I belong to three Ram forums. Get a little different perspective from each one. Barney Barney , I THINK that they may be saying that we need those sub forums on RV.net... Instead of just " Tow Vehicles"..?? That is Just what I read into that statement.. Joe
ford truck guy 02/13/18 10:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: MorRyde SRE 4000

I upgraded from the stock equaflex to the SRE400 and wet bolts. It was a very noticeable change, but I did not stop there, my last RV had the IS and I was spoiled.. As soon as I had the chance , I upgraded to their IS, NOW there is an upgrade ! ! !
ford truck guy 02/13/18 06:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: From and 05 F350 to a 16

I went from the "01" F-350 to the "05" to the "09" to my "15"... The difference from the 05 to my 15 was HUGE ! ! This has been ( for me) a great truck to date.. It is a MULE ! ! ! NO COMPARISON
ford truck guy 02/13/18 06:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trip Info. needed

Just remember to WATCH THE WEATHER... you have some decent hills along 81, it could effect your travel....As you know being from MA, March is either HIT or miss with the cold storms.... Joe
ford truck guy 02/10/18 06:56am Roads and Routes
RE: What's a good deal? Big Country 3155

agree... Did you buy locally to us? my latest was from Williamstown NJ, I was comparing it to ads from RV's in TX that were cheaper... I also got the manufacturer involved in the sale, had several conversations with the local rep from Redwood, he went back and forth with the dealer adding incentives to them to pass to me. I pitted Gayle Kline against Fretz in Souderton, and Fretz won. The both came in around $3k lower than the lowest advertised price on RVTrader, apples to apples on options, and I overall liked the vibe I was getting from Fretz. In the end, they were great to deal with, no BS, and 20 minutes away. 18 Jayco 377RLBH. Local dealer support in case of warranty issues was very important to me. The camping season is too short to have your rig in for service, worse at the back of the line because you bought it elsewhere... I helped HAGGLE at Fretz with my B.I.L... he got a “16” Jayco Premier TT... I really like the folks there. And like you, close ( 30 minutes ) .. In the end, If your talking numbers only, and nothing else.. its all about the Out The Door price
ford truck guy 02/09/18 07:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What's a good deal? Big Country 3155

No doubt, I agree. However, the RVTrader ads list all the options on the rig being listed, so you can do apples to apples using that resource. And when I went to market, I assumed regional availability would be the main reason I wouldn't be able to get a price match on the lowest price I found on RVTrader. So when I brought the lowest price to my local dealers, I expected them to come close, but not necessarily beat those prices. But they both beat the RVTrader prices by a few thousand dollars, and I live in a higher demand area of the country. That told me that some brands may have minimum advertised price rules in effect, that's why the direct quotes can be even cheaper. IMHO. agree... Did you buy locally to us? my latest was from Williamstown NJ, I was comparing it to ads from RV's in TX that were cheaper... I also got the manufacturer involved in the sale, had several conversations with the local rep from Redwood, he went back and forth with the dealer adding incentives to them to pass to me.
ford truck guy 02/09/18 01:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What's a good deal? Big Country 3155

I don't know why everyone here is so focused on percentage off MSRP. MSRP, as mentioned, can be artificially inflated with all sorts of dealer add-ons. All that matters is the actual selling price. Like I linked earlier, quite a few examples of this model are on RVTrader selling in the mid $50k range. And you can take that price to a local dealer and most likely negotiate it down. Low $50k range is a heck of a lot cheaper than $62k, no matter how that shakes out on percentage discount. IMHO. AGREED... BUT, it may not be apples to apples.... Who knows which options are on either.. that could/would inflate the dollars substantially depending on which ones...Comparing a base model to a loaded model wont get anyone anywhere.. It also depends on the geographical area.. certain parts are/ and will be cheaper to purchase...
ford truck guy 02/09/18 09:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What's a good deal? Big Country 3155

The discount would depend on many things... what options were added? what tires? How quickly they want to sell it.. Like stated, 28% off that MSRP of $87,000 is a good starting point to get you BOTH into the game.. Some here have boasted 35% or more discounts off the MSRP, while others are lucky to get 25-30%..
ford truck guy 02/09/18 08:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Preferred disc brake Pads replacements... 8K

Yep! That's the ones I put on, just looked at my box. They stop ALOT better then the stock ones that came with the 5er. In fact, the stock ones were just plain scary!! YES, I was shocked how well my 07.5 stopped after breaking them in. So after one trip with the stock pads on our new 16 MS I replaced with above pads with much better braking. But hey Ceramics will leave less dust. That is why they made rags.... to clean dust
ford truck guy 02/07/18 08:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Preferred disc brake Pads replacements... 8K

yes, they are the exact same ones the parts store was telling me about.. I have heard good things about the ac Delco ( PRO ) . we will see when they get here where they are from...
ford truck guy 02/07/18 08:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Preferred disc brake Pads replacements... 8K

Ford truck guy, keep in mind that I crossed that part number on napa and they have 3 different grades of semi metallic pads . Proformer being the cheapest at $20 My cost up to ultra premium at$46. Ultra premium is what you want to use but don't put them on standard rotors. Unless I did my research wrong, it is the middle pad... **Cummins12V98 , I am not sure yet... Amazon makes it very easy to send stuff back, I figured I would see the box when it arrives.. Man oh man , I never thought buying brake stuff was so darn stressful... It's been a long time since I did this everyday...I guess I just went soft when I started riding a desk
ford truck guy 02/07/18 06:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Preferred disc brake Pads replacements... 8K

Looks like I've decided on the AC Delco Pro Series 17D215M * It looks to be a combination of the 2, perhaps the best of both worlds ? - From their descriptions - "Ceramic, semi-metallic, and organic formulas provide safety and reliability for a range of vehicle applications" Rock Auto - $25.79 each Amazon - $20.95 esch...
ford truck guy 02/06/18 02:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your Rig

I have recently upgraded from a Class C to a 5th Wheel. I am 6'7" and living in it so I really like the front living room layouts. These gave me much needed headroom in the bedroom and bathroom. I "settled" on a 2018 Grand Design Solitude 379FLS and I love it. https://i.imgur.com/56Keejb.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9whWEoD.jpg GREAT looking rig ! Those Solitudes are nice units
ford truck guy 02/06/18 12:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rv show what to expect?

How about the fact that hundreds of people are tramping through RVs at big shows? Pushing buttons, scratching finishes, opening doors, walking on carpet, etc. In one sense, you are buying a used RV at a show. I think shows are a good place to window shop and see options, then negotiate with the dealer for a truly "new" RV or buy at the show a "used" RV with significant discount. This is not the case with the shows I work, I am only a part timer but I know that the buyer gets the show camper only if they want it or cannot wait. Usually the buyer sees what they like, look at the options and order the new camper to be delivered to the dealer before the start of the camping season. My view is just a snapshot of whay happens when I participate in a show with my local dealer ... not sure what the box store dealers do. For us the buyer locks in a show price on the unit of thier choice and can back out with no obligation, this is how it works for us. That is exactly what I have found also... IF you want that trailer, it’s yours for the right cost.... I , myself would never do that.. BUT, thats just me
ford truck guy 02/04/18 06:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Moreride step above

I was looking into the possibility of swapping mine for the 4 step... I was at a dealer and walked off right around 5’ with the step parallel to the driveway. I have a row of arbvorbites that block that side of the trailer, and that is too close for us..
ford truck guy 02/04/18 03:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Preferred disc brake Pads replacements... 8K

Buick Century HD is what you want!!! That is what I was gonna look for... The folks at Kodiak told me to look for: 1988 Cadillac Deville, fronts..... Ill see what the Buick shows
ford truck guy 02/04/18 12:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Preferred disc brake Pads replacements... 8K

That Napa p/n is a ceramic pad. Look up brake pads for 83-95 Buick Century. On rockauto.com a Raybestos EHT215 is $21.99. There are many other options available. I was just on their site again, that part number is showing as semi-metallic... https://i.imgur.com/0Oz0AE3l.jpg
ford truck guy 02/04/18 12:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Preferred disc brake Pads replacements... 8K

I see you have a bit of cabin fever too.....LOL. :B Are you sure the pads need replacing? My fiver is a 2008 and although it doesn't have a ton of mileage on it the pads and rotors look brand new. Actually the pad material is so thick I would think it will take a LONG time to wear them out, especially with how well the exhaust brake on the truck works. I had a pad hanging up last fall due to some lubrication issues, or lack there of... So one set of my pads are worn... I took care of the sticking caliper, now I want to replace the pads
ford truck guy 02/04/18 10:02am Fifth-Wheels
Preferred disc brake Pads replacements... 8K

Well, I am sitting here getting my to-do list together for once the weather breaks. I want to replace the brake pads, re-pack my Timken bearings, and lube all my caliper slides. I have everything I need except for the pads.... The ones I was gonna get are the NAPPA Permium UP-7136-M.. But right on the box, is stamped Made in Mexico.. Not that I am saying that there is anything wrong with that, I just prefer to get something made in America, if better, or possible.. Jessie at Kodiak has told me their brake pads were reconfigured about 3 years ago, and are much better.. I also have read that Ceramic pads run cooler than semi metallic, with less dust???? I hate getting too much info while sitting here looking out the window, web surfing, as my Fiver shivers in the 5 degree weather . . . *** edited to replace shoe with pad, sine I went to Sunday School.....
ford truck guy 02/04/18 08:16am Fifth-Wheels
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