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RE: Coast to Coast and RPI

Just wondering how a park that is not open to C2C or RPI members can be selling C2C and RPI memberships. That's a good question???
kakampers 01/27/15 02:51am Full-time RVing
RE: Sweetheart Rally XIV, Kerrville, TX Feb. 11 - 16, 2015

We've never had the right timing to make this rally, this year however everything has aligned (our job shut down unexpectedly :)) and we just signed up to attend!! Really looking forward to it!!
kakampers 01/27/15 02:41am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Crowds in the Keys ?

Quartzsite and Key West are both destinations that everyone should visit at least once!! We love Quartzsite for boondocking and just chilling...Key West is my destination of choice any time I can manage to make it there...absolutely love everything about Key West!!
kakampers 01/27/15 01:42am General RVing Issues
RE: electric blankets ??

Dual controlled heated mattress pad was the best $70 we ever spent...as for heated blankets catching fire...the night my next door neighbor's apartment was gutted by a fire from her heated blanket, was the most terrifying experience of my life. Had her cat not woke her up, she would not have survived.
kakampers 01/24/15 02:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pulled the trigger,2105 Ram crew 3500,hitch install question

Just bought 2015 Ram crew cab 3500, 6.7, SB, Laramie. wanted to thank everyone for there advice on what size truck to get... Its much appreciated. would like advice on the pros/cons of installing a under bed hitch my self. any thoughts, concerns ETC.... I'm very mechanically inclined so that's not a issue... i have not read much on anyone installing the hitch them self's so curious on opinions i will more then likely go with slider under bed mount in the 20K area Thanks I think the hitch is already there just needs a stinger & Ball. Their Ad says STANDARD 18,000-LB CLASS V TRAILER TOW HITCH This refers to the regular trailer hitch on the back to tow a travel trailer...he's talking about a fifth wheel hitch which is not included.
kakampers 01/24/15 02:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pulled the trigger,2105 Ram crew 3500,hitch install question

The new Ram will have the puck system....hitch just bolts in...
kakampers 01/24/15 02:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel Brakes - Owner's Survey

Hydraulic over electric automotive disk brakes and they work better than anything I have ever had before by far. What he said ….. Dan Same here, except mine are electric over hydraulic ;-) . Rusty X4...only way to go...
kakampers 01/21/15 06:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: High Level Q: TT vs FW for Full-timing?

If you like to have a relaxing towing experience go FW. If you like the white knuckle twisted sphincter experience go TT. Not a valid statement! I've towed a trailer since 2002 and never had any sway or towing difficulties! And that's true for a lot of other trainer owners. Proper tow vehicle, anti-sway hitch, setup, weight load distribution and trailer design results in a very pleasant and easy towing experience. Well you are the exception. Most try to tow too much with the TV they have. I ask why have such a complex towing setup to try to control a TT that in it's nature wants to control the TV. A 5er is simple and sway is not an issue. I speak from experience. I rolled over with a "properly setup" TV. Load levelers and sway control did not stop the breast from passing me and cause a roll over. Towed the same rig later with a Dually not problem. Most do not have enough "dog" for the "tail". These are all good points. I will admit that I have only owned FW's. I have had 24' enclosed construction trailers (still have one), but I realize that is not the exact same pulling experience. In windy conditions I just don't think you can sit back and relax pulling a decent sized TT down the road like you can a FW. I am basing that on my personal experience pulling my fivers in some pretty severe cross winds plus my work experience on interstates/highways observing TT's going down the road. Ask most over-the-road semi drivers (without RV experience) if they think TT's and FW's pull the same and most will tell you FW's. A Hensley or Propride Hitch will eliminate sway as advertised. Those premium hitches will allow a TT to tow just as well as a fiver. I towed a 11K GVW 39' TT with a Hensley. It was rock solid in all conditions. My prior 39' TT towed just as well as my current 40' fiver. If I were to full time with a TT I would use a premium hitch. Yes Premium hitches are expensive. Yes premium hitches are superior and eliminate all sway issues. I will have to disagree with this...towed up to a 33 foot TT using first a 10 thousand pound Pullrite and finally a custom built 20 thousand pound Pullrite. The TV was a 1 ton Dodge dually 3500. It did greatly reduce the sway, but it did nothing really for yaw caused by tractor trailers passing us. They were, however, FAR superior to regular weight distribution hitches, and I really thought there would be little difference in towing a fiver. Boy, was I wrong...there is NO comparison and I will never go back to a TT!
kakampers 01/18/15 09:35pm Full-time RVing
RE: Changing "Home" State

If your intent is to reside in AZ, and it sounds as though it is, then you're an AZ resident subject to its laws, including taxes, title and registration, etc. You were probably okay with SD as long as you were full-timing, but not now. Buying a place to spend some winter months does not in any way indicate that it is the buyers intent to reside in AZ. You can own property in every state in the union and spend time at each one and that doesn't make you a resident of that state. Barb Exactly...
kakampers 01/10/15 04:20am Full-time RVing
RE: New FW

We got 28% off the MSRP when ordering our Landmark and got exactly what we wanted. Plus, it was true MSRP as Heartland posts the sheets on their owner's forum...so it wasn't made up by the dealer.
kakampers 01/09/15 05:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thor/Heartland buys out DRV

Let me guess who the brand loyalists are ;-) Pretty much everyone who likes what they own...:) Yes, most RV's are great as well as those who build them. However, brand loyalists get extreme like the Hitler Youth Movement. As far as the beloved Landmark, I don't think they are any better or worse than any other 5th wheel in their price point. As far as Heartland is concerned, I don't think they provide any better service than most other manufacturers. So please stop the salse pitch and promotions, we have all heard them before. Oh...you mean "extreme" kinda like the brand bashers do??
kakampers 01/09/15 10:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thor/Heartland buys out DRV

Let me guess who the brand loyalists are ;-) Pretty much everyone who likes what they own...:) Yes, most RV's are great as well as those who build them. However, brand loyalists get extreme like the Hitler Youth Movement. As far as the beloved Landmark, I don't think they are any better or worse than any other 5th wheel in their price point. As far as Heartland is concerned, I don't think they provide any better service than most other manufacturers. So please stop the salse pitch and promotions, we have all heard them before. The Yes...you can "think" as you do but there are some other facts about Heartland Service that you may have glossed over...no sales pitch but here are a couple of document able fact: Heartland recognizes the industry wide fact that dealership ethics and quality when it comes to service and warranty are not where they should be. Heartland will allow any owner to take his RV to any qualified dealership they choose if the dealership they were using proves to be below standards. This has been reported many times here by Heartland Owners. Heartland only require notification from the owner and the dealer so they know who is going to be billing for the repair. While this fact may not satisfy some of the more adamant Heartland bashers, it has been well documented here and elsewhere that Heartland will ship parts to an owner, no charge when within warranty period, to install.No, they do not pay owner labor but that has not stopped many satisfied Heartland owners to do small repairs themselves. I have not heard of other manufacturers that extend those above mentioned courtesies. Maybe there is one out there somewhere... Heartland's exemplary service to owners has been well documented on many sites.Remember, all service calls start with an owner contacting the dealer or Heartland directly. The demeanor and presentation of the owner makes a huge difference on how the person being contacted reacts to the caller. Too many owners forget that it pays to be nice, respectful and to present the request in a courteous fashion...it may not be fair...but it a fact...and many of the unhappy owners failed to recognize this... Regards :) :) :)
kakampers 01/09/15 10:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thor/Heartland buys out DRV

1/8" gap in the crown molding is totally unacceptable. Our 2013 HH Champagne has no gaps and it does not have a Lippert frame. Ken Our Landmark has no gaps either...but does have a Lippert frame as does the DRV...your point? Sloppy trim work is not acceptable from any manufacturer, especially the ones claiming to be full-time units. we have looked at the Big Horn and Landmark units and were not impressed with the overall quality. Sloppy welds which I have seen on many Lippert frames are generally an indication of poor quality frames. My point is gaps in trim or welding is not acceptable. NuWa tried Lippert frames for a short time and had lots of problems and went back to the Young's Welding he had used in the past. Ken That's funny...one of the first dealers we looked at years ago carried Nuwa....we looked at several on the lot. Trim laying on the floor, cabinet edges unfinished, etc. Never looked at the frames...we'd seen enough inside and left....guess they all can have a bad day or two...
kakampers 01/09/15 01:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thor/Heartland buys out DRV

1/8" gap in the crown molding is totally unacceptable. Our 2013 HH Champagne has no gaps and it does not have a Lippert frame. Ken Our Landmark has no gaps either...but does have a Lippert frame as does the DRV...your point? Gee, and here I was gonna go look at the Landmark. Nice looking fiver with a lot more features than I had imagined. Lippert frame. Well, there are other brands. Good luck with that...they are getting fewer and fewer...;)
kakampers 01/08/15 07:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thor/Heartland buys out DRV

I had someone comment on my Chocolate Full Body Paint Landmark one time. You can polish a "Turd all you want to but you still have a Turd". Sorry you had so many small issues with your Landmark...but our 2013 has been the complete opposite...good luck with your next purchase. I think we bought these Landmarks about the same time. We did...
kakampers 01/08/15 12:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thor/Heartland buys out DRV

I had someone comment on my Chocolate Full Body Paint Landmark one time. You can polish a "Turd all you want to but you still have a Turd". Sorry you had so many small issues with your Landmark...but our 2013 has been the complete opposite...good luck with your next purchase.
kakampers 01/08/15 11:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thor/Heartland buys out DRV

Let me guess who the brand loyalists are ;-) Pretty much everyone who likes what they own...:)
kakampers 01/08/15 11:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thor/Heartland buys out DRV

1/8" gap in the crown molding is totally unacceptable. Our 2013 HH Champagne has no gaps and it does not have a Lippert frame. Ken Our Landmark has no gaps either...but does have a Lippert frame as does the DRV...your point?
kakampers 01/08/15 10:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thor/Heartland buys out DRV

I've owned two Heartlands...a 2008 Bighorn and now a 2013 Landmark. The Bighorn had a few minor issues and one major one, which after Heartland repaired it, we finally realized our MDT was causing the issue because we had no air on the pin or the hitch...beat the******out of it. Yet, Heartland fixed it!! We put over 80K miles on that unit with no problems. Was it built like a DRV no...but it didn't cost half of one either, but served us well as our rolling home. We now have a 2013 Landmark, which we have lived in for more than two years...it has been virtually flawless! The only thing we had to replace was the ceiling fan which died...Heartland shipped us a new one. What I can say is it is leaps and bounds above what was built in 2008. We expect this unit to last us as long as we care to lug it around the country, we take care of regular maintenance, and our plans are to full time into the foreseeable future! The Landmark 365 is again, a step above what we have...Heartland, IMO does listen intently to what their different market segments are looking for and work toward producing what is wanted by that particular market. In our case, they have asked for full timing input and we see every year that they are incorporating what is suggested whenever possible. Case in point...they now put 17.5 H load GY tires and disc brakes on the Landmark. They have added a power management system, induction cooking, residential fridge, etc. As for the acquisition of DRV...I am confident that Thor/Heartland will only allow DRV the ability to improve their product. The Mobile Suite is in a different segment than the Landmark, and I expect they will keep the separation for those full timers which have deeper pockets. My point is this...can any manufacturer in any market segment produce a less than "perfect" unit...Certainly! They can and have...even DRV! What I know about Heartland after eight years of ownership...they are a company that listens and delivers what is wanted in their different markets...I'm confident they know they just bought a well respected product and KNOW that people don't want it to change, except maybe to improve, and I know they are listening.
kakampers 01/08/15 09:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thor/Heartland buys out DRV

Heartland buys DRV Wonder what the changes will be? First is obvious......it will get a Lippert frame. Not saying good or bad, just sayin'. I'll be surprised if Thor (oh, I'm sorry Heartland) keeps the three and a half inch wall with a 102" width. Let's see......whatever name you want to buy will be pretty much the same Landmark 365, Redwood, Carriage, and DRV. Can't wait to see what company they purchase next. LOL...it already HAS a Lippert frame...
kakampers 01/07/15 07:25pm Fifth-Wheels
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