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Is there anything comparable to a Yeti? I don't mind getting a Yeti but I know other brands are trying to copy the Yeti performance at a slightly better price. Honestly, we're just tired of buying ice every day because it melts so fast in the coolers we have. I could put something like a Yeti Tundra 65 in the toy hauler full of ice and not have to worry about it for quite awhile. If the Yeti is the best way to go, who has the best deals? Seems Yeti's are so in demand right now, nobody puts them on sale. They're like Honda generators. :B
lawnspecialties 08/19/14 05:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking at toy haulers to buy????

My .02. If you're looking for a toy hauler to take to campgrounds and be your golf cart/Harley hauler, I would also recommend a nicer unit like a Grand Design or even step up to an Excel, etc. As a former Cyclone owner, it just appears the cookie cutter toy haulers are more concerned with pushing out whatever they can to keep up with sales. That seems nice but in our experience, quality was extremely poor and the manufacturer had ZERO time to deal with us over a major issue we were having after only two months of ownership. For those wanting to buy a toy hauler to do races and other "rougher" trips, get a Work & Play or a custom built race trailer. Today's toy haulers seem to be more about being a nice 5th wheel with a garage. They focus on the fancy stuff and not the ruggedness of the camper and what we put them through.
lawnspecialties 08/17/14 09:29am Toy Haulers
RE: We used the generator :)

As a fellow southerner, we use our generator all the time. We race ATVs throughout NC and SC. Our races are usually in the middle of some field in the middle of nowhere. If you don't bring power or water, you just do without. The only time we ever had any issues with fumes was when we had to lower the front of the camper to get it level. That often made our CO detector go off sometime in the middle of the night. If we had to lower the front to get it level, I would take a small fan and run it all night outside blowing the fumes away. As for the heat, that was never a problem. We would usually start our generator around 2:00 on Saturday afternoon and it never stopped until we tore everything down Sunday around 6:00pm. Oftentimes the grass would be brown and dry but it was never a concern for fires or anything.
lawnspecialties 08/16/14 03:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: 3/4 Ton Ultimate HD Test Is In

As a 2013 6.2L owner, I agree with their findings of the Ford. Within a month of owning my truck, I had the rear suspension beefed up. I also replaced the hitch with a Curt 20K hitch. In addition to a few other things, a 5 Star Tune has made it a much better towing truck. I haven't gone crazy. Just made the truck how it should have been made from the factory, in my opinion. An actual work truck. :) Since this generation of Ford trucks have come out (2011 and up), I've had two. It seems Ford has been targeting the market consisting of lazy people who just like to ride around in squishy trucks. Yep, I said it.
lawnspecialties 08/11/14 10:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Supermoon this weekend

Supposed to rain here all weekend long. The moon could bust and we wouldn't know.
lawnspecialties 08/08/14 07:26pm Around the Campfire
RE: not my favorite spider

Unfortunately, black widows are a dime a dozen here. My barn out back has all my landscape equipment and whatever else. Pick up just about any board and there will be a black widow. I just squish'em.
lawnspecialties 08/07/14 07:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: Power Antenna Quit

I'm not sure what you mean when you say the power antenna but when you talk about the green light are you referring to the power booster?? We have a new Gray Wolf 26BH and we had trouble with the power booster on the antenna which is the little green light your referring too. I took it back to the dealer and he replaced the booster switch which took all of 15 minutes and the problem was corrected. The power booster is what I meant. Maybe I can just get a replacement.
lawnspecialties 08/06/14 04:59pm General RVing Issues
Power Antenna Quit

First trip with the new Work & Play and all went really well. Except.... On Friday night when we arrived, I did my usual set-up stuff. One of my rituals is turning on the power antenna and auto-programming the channels on the TV. Its just not a camping trip for us without watching Batman or MASH on MeTV. We picked up quite a few channels and all went well that night. Good thing because it rained like a monsoon the whole evening. The next day it was still raining. Sometime that morning I decided to turn on the news to see the weather and I had no channels coming in at all. I went to the bedroom to see if the antenna was on and it was not. I pressed the button and the little green light would slightly blink and then nothing. That's all it will do. You press the button, the green light blinks, and then nothing. Any ideas? I've checked breakers, fuses, and GFI outlets. I can't find anything wrong. This is a brand new antenna on a new camper. It worked all of two hours. If it matters, its the kind that looks like a black mushroom on the roof.
lawnspecialties 08/06/14 04:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Are there any quality RV manufacturers?

BTW. It wouldn't be difficult to make a structurally superior RV, however you'd need a Freightliner or Kenworth to tow it....... There are some here who would suggest you need a Kenworth to tow a pop-up.. LOL So true. So true.
lawnspecialties 08/06/14 04:20pm Toy Haulers

This is definitely going to be an opinion question and everyone's experience will vary. Every Forest River camper we've owned (3) have been outstanding. I'd highly recommend them and would love to own an XLR. The only Heartland product we've owned was a 2011 Cyclone. It was a piece of junk and dealing with Heartland was terrible. No experience with Keystone or Dutchmen. I think having a great dealer is just as important. The one we deal with primarily, helped us keep our sanity when we went through our Cyclone nightmare. After the Cyclone, we bought from them again and hope to continue to do so.
lawnspecialties 08/05/14 04:32pm Toy Haulers
RE: Are there any quality RV manufacturers?

You take a home, and put it on wheels and drive it all over the country, and you don't want to have any problems with it?? How cute..... On that note, you take a truck of equal price, expect it to pull 20,000 lbs. all over the country while keeping you cool and comfy inside, and you don't want to have any problems with it?
lawnspecialties 08/05/14 05:39am Toy Haulers
RE: Are there any quality RV manufacturers?

DRV Is a nicer trailer yet still has a rubber roof that will leak, a steel structure that will rust and wood floor and ceiling that will rot. That's one of the things I love about our recent purchase, a Work & Play. Metal roof. I'm not saying a Work & Play is on the high end of quality manufacturers like what we're talking about but if I decide to get another fifth wheel anytime soon, we'll move on up to a Work & Play 44RLS. I can already tell they're made tougher for what we need at our races. Ten times better than our Cyclone was.
lawnspecialties 08/05/14 05:36am Toy Haulers
RE: People never cease to surprise me

All's well that ends well.:B
lawnspecialties 08/04/14 04:58pm RV Lifestyle
RE: For the Willow Tree Regulars

love2rvcamp makes an excellent point. We have always loved Willow Tree but if this is the way they want to go, its OK. I can't blame them or put them down. Its their business and they will run it how they want to. Some will love it and some will go elsewhere. If a campground changes who they cater to, we just go somewhere which has what we want. If this is what Willow Tree is up to, I'm sure we'll return in about ten years when our boys have moved out. :)
lawnspecialties 08/04/14 10:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: For the Willow Tree Regulars

But even the section behind the lake has a big "authorized personnel only" sign. Even that's new for this year. We to noticed that sign as well. They used to,have walking trails back thorough there. We are planning on going back next year as that was the vote but I will keep the spider senses on alert for changes. As for those trails, if they do open them back up to walking, one note of advice. Heavy bug spray. The mosquitoes back there are unbelievable. Trust me.
lawnspecialties 08/03/14 07:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: For the Willow Tree Regulars

Honestly, I didn't ask. We just realized they hadn't been doing them. I spoke with an older fellow working there who I didn't recognize. He said he didn't know they used to do hay rides either. When I told him about the old Ford tractor they used to pull us, he said they still had the tractor but he hadn't heard about any hay rides. The hay rides used to go along those trails behind the lake and back in the section they used to do the Halloween haunted stuff. But even the section behind the lake has a big "authorized personnel only" sign. Even that's new for this year. We were inside looking at available hot tub sites for November and the lady said she had one for Halloween weekend. I looked at her strangely because in the past, weekends in October are usually packed and hot tubs are golden because of the Halloween events. That's when she told me the Halloween stuff wasn't happening this year. We may have to check out Daddy Joe's. I thought about riding by there today on the way home but it was raining so hard, we just kept rolling. If it was just the wife and I, that would be one thing. But without being on the beach, what they do have at Willow Tree starts to get a little tiresome after a couple of days. I just feel like someone's trying to give me a hint. :)
lawnspecialties 08/03/14 05:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
For the Willow Tree Regulars

We just got back from a nice, rain-soaked weekend at Willow Tree (SC). As always, even though it rained almost the entire time, we had a fun trip. Got to play in the lake a good bit and we played LOTS of pool, ping-pong, and foosball. But since we've been going to Willow Tree every year for the past four years, I see something that makes me wonder. There are no more hay rides. Virtually no extra activities. They told us the Halloween activities this year will not be done. Is this the economy or is Willow Tree slowly but surely trying to cater to the older, more quiet crowd? Are they trying to become a nice park more for snow birds and retirees? I say this with all due respect to anyone reading this. It just seemed like the park is becoming less "fun" and more quiet. If this is the case, OK. I have no issue with it except we'll start going other places. I don't mean that with any ill intent but if a park 15 minutes from the beach starts doing virtually nothing extra, our family will start getting bored. Am I off base or has anyone else gotten the same feeling recently?
lawnspecialties 08/03/14 02:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Willow Tree RV Resort

We're headed there about 11:00am tomorrow morning.
lawnspecialties 07/31/14 05:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Honda Generator Pricing EU2000i

Comparisons It appears that the Powerhorse is as good as the Honda. If I'm not mistaken, they come out of SC. Not sure if there built in China but my Northern Tool guy told me they came from SC.
lawnspecialties 07/30/14 06:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Honda Generator Pricing EU2000i

This does make me think. Good reviews. Half the price. Hmmmm? Harbor Freight
lawnspecialties 07/29/14 05:18pm General RVing Issues
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