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RE: Unable to get sanibel fixed under warranty?

We full time and have never had a problem getting warranty work done. If the closest dealer cannot/would not take us in Heartland would authorize any certified repair center to handle the repairs. Have never taken a unit back to selling dealer.
kakampers 09/21/14 06:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel on the freeway with the slide out!

Must be another Schwintec slide problem. lol We have friends with a DRV and a Schwintec bedroom slide...tbey had to tow it 40 miles with the slide out to get to someone who could pull the motor and push the slide in. They then took it to DRV for permanent repair.
kakampers 09/20/14 08:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Feedback on Heartland Big Country 3450TS

Only Landmark carries the 2&5 warranty...however all 3, Big country, Bighorn and Landmark are warranted for full time use...
kakampers 09/18/14 03:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Centerpoint suspension question

We tried everything and every setting to reduce the bounce when we had Centerpoint, nothing worked....when we order or new rig we went with Mor Ryde IS...will never go back...
kakampers 09/14/14 08:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How long full timing?

9 Years and counting...
kakampers 09/12/14 01:19pm Full-time RVing
RE: Feedback on Heartland Big Country 3450TS

Haven't owned a Big Country, but have owned a Bighorn and now a Landmark....they are all built on the same line and all three a full time rated and warranted. Have been happy Heartland owners for almost 8 years...
kakampers 09/07/14 07:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Too much of a good thing? Retirement on the Road NYT

We have the best of both worlds....been full time for nine years. Kept a home the first two years...almost never there and when we were it was nothing but work. We know own an RV lot in a gated community in south Texas. Our HOA dues pay to keep everything maintained and we come and go as we like. The next two seasons it is rented as we won't be there...another added benefit, it pays for itself when we're not using it. This gives us the security of having home base with none of the hassle...works for us!
kakampers 09/07/14 07:35am Full-time RVing
RE: Standard vs Residential Refrigerator

Add a single 100-125 watt solar panel with controller....that should easily keep the batteries topped up and give you the hours needed prior to hooking to shore power. We will be replacing our Norcold with a Samsung RF197 in the future. We have 300 watts of solar and will add a 3000 watt inverter. We have onboard generator for backup and plan on lots of boondocking once we quit working
kakampers 09/07/14 06:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Montana 3610RL vs. Big Horn 3160 Elite

Thanks everyone for the input. We are now seriously considering the Heartland Big Country (sister to the Big Horn) model 3450TS. Going to look at some tomorrow morning. Two RV technicians that I really trust gave me some negative feedback on the Cardinals and are steering me to wards the Montanas and Big Horn/Big Country brands. I like what I can see of the Big Country so far (on the web). Can't wait to check one out in person tomorrow. One thing to consider. Bighorns and Landmark (top of Heartland lines) are made in a separate plant that only produces 10 units a week. All of the others, including Big Country (also a Heartland luxury brand), are made in the other plant. This may or may not matter, but I figured that all other things being equal, I like the idea of just the two top of the line models in their own plant. I went through the factory in 2011. At that time Landmark, Big Horn and Big Country all came off the same assemble line. I believe it is still this way today. They share many of the same components. Last I heard they have also dropped the TowMax tires and are now coming through with Sailun G rated tires. If you want Goodyear G614 tires, they are available from the factory as an option. A quick call to Heartland customer service could confirm this. B.O. That's true...they are just made on different days but all in the same plant.
kakampers 09/06/14 09:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dyson DC 59 animal vacuum

Had a Dyson Animal for years, thought it worked great...when we went fulltime I got tired of trying to store it in my closet so I gave it to my son and bought, for less than half the cost of a Dyson, a Shark Rotator Professional. It puts the Dyson to SHAME, and breaks down by removing the handle and stores in the cargo bay. Shark
kakampers 09/05/14 05:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: If I sell it -- How do I get paid??

Anything above $10,000 I recommend a direct wire transfer. Go to his or your bank to make the deal. Verify the money is in your account. Hand over the title and keys. Maybe a cashiers' check if you witness the check printed in the bank. This is the safest way...did it when buying a car off Ebay...
kakampers 09/05/14 05:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Montana 3610RL vs. Big Horn 3160 Elite

The Big Country is also warranted for fulltime use...
kakampers 09/05/14 04:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Montana 3610RL vs. Big Horn 3160 Elite

Last year, I had to decide between a Montana and a Bighorn. I bought the Bighorn partly because it was '4 season rated' and also 'Full time' rated. I know that may be just advertising but I am happy with mine. And there was a 7000 pound axle option for mine (3010RE) which I also got. In your situation, I would probably go with the floor plan you like best and replace the things that are easy to do. Make a list with 2 columns, one for each fiver. List all the pro's and cons for each, possibly in order of importance. Put check marks next to the cons that can be easily changed. It may help to see it all in print. Tim Since there is no industry standard for "4 season rated" or "full time rated" that is just meaningless rhetoric. Anybody can say that about any model... B.O. True...but the Bighorn is actually warranted for fulltime use in writing...
kakampers 09/05/14 10:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weight Police is in trouble now

This is a Safetyhitch...it has self contained, hydraulic disc brakes. It uses a three point attaching undermount hitch on the vehicle, so the only place it pivots is at the pin...meaning it is an extension of the TV, not a double tow...check out the website and the videos before jumping to conclusions. The owner says it's a 3/4 ton but I'm not sure if it's diesel. www.automatedsafetyhitch.com
kakampers 08/30/14 03:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting your mail

Remember to use temporary forwarding order with USPS, and let it expire or cancel it when you return home...do not, I repeat, DO NOT put in a change order back to the original address....your mail will end up In a "LOOP" that is hard to stop....20 years experience in the Postal Service fixing these kinds of mistakes!
kakampers 08/24/14 07:00am RV Lifestyle
RE: What is really deductible?

Yes...you can deduct loan interest as a first or second home, as long as it has full sleeping, kitchen and bath facilities. Did it for many years as our second home...now that it's our first home we actually take standard deduction as it works out better for us. Don't have enough deductions anymore...
kakampers 08/24/14 06:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First time out -Ouch!

There is a sensor on the fan up on the roof...clean it off and it should work...ours did the same thing....
kakampers 08/24/14 06:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: South Dakota Mail Forwarding Service

We've been using MyHomeAdress for over 15 years. Friendly folks to deal with and never a problem. X2...nine years....
kakampers 08/23/14 12:45pm Full-time RVing
RE: Help solve my mystery? Couple weeks out of warranty

We had the same issue and upgraded our re-settable breaker to 80 amps...never had another problem.
kakampers 08/19/14 04:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Laundry and the full timer

I think the OP made it abundantly clear the WANT an onboard W/D...they were asking what kind? There are other options other than Splendide...we have Whirlpool stackables that work great. We full time and I wash usually once a week, four loads, easily handled while puttering around the house. As far as propane, I've not seen anyone do this, but it should be possible, as it usually only involves changing the orafice for LP instead of natural gas. In our rig the W/D is directly above the propane tank so it should be fairly easy to run the line. If you go this route let us know how it works out.
kakampers 08/19/14 01:59pm Full-time RVing
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