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RE: Newbie Question on Hybrids

Hybrids offer a great amount of floor space since the beds aren't inside. Tent ends also make it feel more like camping in a tent. Downsides include no sound insulation, heat/cold easily go through fabric, many people end up with leaky bunkend doors. They are a great way to start RV-ing when you have a smaller tow vehicle.
mbutts 07/02/15 07:49pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
Can I tow this with my Model T?

Interesting story on the invention of fifth wheel semi-trailers. Yes, I know it's not RV-related, but still fun. Fruehauf Trailer
mbutts 07/02/15 11:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tahoe trip with new trailer. Warning: many photos!

Have you ordered your "I love my Super Duty" T-shirt yet?
mbutts 06/29/15 10:02am Travel Trailers
Hennessey VelociRaptor

Great for people that need that third row. OTOH, you could have your RV delivered to the campground and have a limo bring your family to the campground for way less than $159,000. VelociRaptor
mbutts 06/29/15 07:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Triple/Quad Bunk Trailers

There are tons of bunkhouse models available. Just be aware that many of the bunks are narrow (28" wide) and short (less than 6' long). Fine for smaller kids, but teens won't fit.
mbutts 06/25/15 03:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Rant - looking for a travel trailer

My sister had a similar issue with her four kids. She swapped out her vehicle for a full size 3/4 ton van. Lots of room for kids, stuff, bikes, and gives them ability to tow a heavier trailer.
mbutts 06/16/15 12:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Max Truck Camper weight for a half ton 08 Sierra

In addition to what DaveF said, the tippiness of a truck camper really demands a HD truck. You KNOW you won't actually capsize, but it sure feels like it's going to.
mbutts 06/13/15 04:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Too little truck or a bad hitch?

When I went from a 4,400 lbs. trailer to a 7,300 lbs. trailer with my '04 Expy, it was scary, had to stay under 45 mph. I was technically under the Expy's limits (weighed trailer at CAT scales, had my own a tongue weight scale), but the IRS (independent rear suspension) and passenger car tires were far too squishy. If you need new tires anyway, light truck tires might help. I also had looked into getting Sumo Springs for the rear coil-over-shock suspension. In the end, I decided the Expy just wasn't up to the task.
mbutts 06/13/15 04:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Where is this water coming from?

Since this is a new trailer, I'd definitely get the dealer involved. If it's a manufacturing defect, it would be better to have it addressed before damage occurs.
mbutts 06/12/15 08:51am Travel Trailers
RE: 1/2 ton towable FW

If you really want something light, Escape makes a micro-size 5th wheel: Escape Gross weight of 5,500 lbs. and a sort-of walk around queen bed.
mbutts 06/09/15 09:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replace Toilet with Composting for FT use

Search YouTube for "Gone with the Wynns" They are fans of composting and have a few videos on how they work.
mbutts 05/23/15 05:22pm Full-time RVing
RE: First tow with new diesel + ProPride 3P...hooray!

It's really nice dropping 1,000 lbs. on the hitch and the truck sags ZERO inches. Unbalanced trailers aside, the 3P is fantastic for crosswinds and passing trucks. You'll be grinning when going uphill with the diesel!
mbutts 05/18/15 09:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Propride

I had the same problem when my 3P was new. I would use the trailer brake controller in the truck to hold the trailer in place while I moved the truck forward a zillionth of an inch. After a few uncouplings, I no longer had the issue.
mbutts 05/15/15 12:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Struggling with Hensley Set-up

Check YouTube for "Hensley Bump" for possible solutions
mbutts 05/10/15 01:51pm Towing
RE: Toy Hauler Travel Trailer with Bedroom Slideout

Weekend Warrior has a few floorplans with slides in the front bedroom.
mbutts 05/09/15 07:48pm Travel Trailers
Never run out of propane again!

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mbutts 04/23/15 11:50am Technology Corner
Never run out of propane again!

Well, I guess you can still run out, but you'd know about it ahead of time! ;) GasWatch
mbutts 04/23/15 11:50am Tech Issues
RE: Arrow vs. 3P: which one is better at distributing weight?

I ordered a Hensley, they shipped the wrong ball size. On my way to return it (I live in Michigan about an hour from both Hensley and ProPride), I stopped in at ProPride. I liked the product and they were about $700 less than Hensley at the time. I ended up buying the 3P and getting a refund for the Hensley. Sean of PP is absolutely unparalleled in customer service and support, too.
mbutts 04/21/15 04:52pm Towing
RE: diesel lanes

I love the truck lanes. I can fill my 40 gallon tank in just a couple of minutes!
mbutts 04/02/15 08:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: honda genny theft deterrent apparatus

Tork Lift makes this.
mbutts 03/30/15 04:30pm Travel Trailers
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