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RE: Shame on you Coachmen Viking

I've been on two factory tours (Thor and Forest River). Believe me, you do not want to see inside the sausage factory!
mbutts 04/27/17 02:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Explaining RVs/campers to people who just don't get it!

This reminds me of my late father-in-law. My mother-in-law convinced him to get a 32' class C and they would tow their Harley on a trailer to their winter home in AZ. However, he'd drive 75+ MPH (!) to get there as quickly as possible. They were both retired and had the time, but he just didn't understand why anyone would take the time to wander a bit.
mbutts 04/22/17 11:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Question for ProPride 3P/Hensley Arrow Owners

I used ours for 3.5 years and never experienced bumping while going downhill using the engine and transmission as a brake (my truck did not have an exhaust brake).
mbutts 04/17/17 06:42pm Towing
RE: Adding a valve on the toilet?

We have used Happy Bowl Liners for about five years now. Really cuts down on the water needed to move the #2 and eliminates skid marks.
mbutts 04/17/17 09:22am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Newbie help! - 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan

Also, FCA sets the 3,600 lbs. limit "if properly equipped." My last Town & Country had the trailer tow package which included automatic leveling, trailer light wiring, transmission cooler, but NO hitch. I towed our pop-up with it and it was an awesome tow vehicle for a pop-up. Got great gas mileage, too.
mbutts 04/13/17 10:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Schwintek RV slide mechanism

Never had an issue with ours in almost 5 years. The bathroom was blocked by the table so we had to slide it out about 2' when we stopped at rest areas.
mbutts 03/30/17 05:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: TomTom GPS - no Satellite found?

We have a TomTom Go 50S and it sits on a beanbag mount in the middle of the dash, no troubles with reception. Have you updated it recently?
mbutts 03/29/17 06:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Long bed vs. short bed

I bought the long bed because it had a much larger fuel tank (39 gal. vs. 26 gal). You'd have to check with the truck(s) and model year(s) you are considering to see if there's a big difference in tank size. Cutting out a fuel stop per day was worth it to me.
mbutts 03/22/17 08:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tahoe, Yukon, Expedition, or Armada to pull 32' TT

Have you considered a full size van? You'll get about 10,000 lbs. towing and about 3,000 lbs. payload with a Chevy 2500.
mbutts 03/22/17 07:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: WTH ?

I owned a pop-up for 3 years, a hybrid for 5, and a large travel trailer for 5 more. I did not need add'l ground clearance so no axle swap for me. I never had trouble with tires (kept 'em inflated and I checked for wear). I did install shocks on the last trailer due to our awesome roads. I don't believe that you automatically need to swap out the entire suspension. Use it for a while and see if it's needed.
mbutts 03/14/17 07:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Ford 6.0 liter

I bought used 2006 F-350 with the 6.0 and had it for 3.5 years, put 60,000 trouble free miles on it. I was meticulous with the maintenance, but never did any of the bullet proofing that everyone says is absolutely necessary. I agree with lightning driver that you should NOT use an aftermarket tuner on it.
mbutts 02/28/17 09:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Schwintek Slide Failure :(

Hi, I had this same problem on my Sunset Trail. A wire that plugged into the control box had become loose. I just unplugged it and plugged it back in with the power off. Cleared it right up.
mbutts 02/25/17 10:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Baggage doors locks. THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY!!!!

Hop over to CH751.com for better locks, but they are not cheap (about $15/lock).
mbutts 02/24/17 08:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: ProPrid 3P Hitch Question

Howdy, I used a 3P for four years. My driveway rises six feet over a 75 foot run and my lawn runs down about 18" on either side of the drive. I had no trouble backing the trailer up the drive and on to the lawn for loading/unloading. I could leave the truck hitched or unhook the trailer. No issues with any of that.
mbutts 02/22/17 12:06pm Towing
RE: Ridiculous lack of payload....

We recently purchased a class C after 12 years in trailers. I was shocked at how low many of the CCCs were. I just assumed that a most are built on E-450 chassis so cargo would be no problem! Our 2017 Forest River Forester 3011 have 1,760 lbs. available which will accommodate us and the dogs nicely.
mbutts 02/15/17 11:10am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Financing Rates?

I'm going thru the dealer since they had rates competitive with local banks and the credit union. I did see rates a tiny bit cheaper at Essex (used to run Costco's RV/Boat financing service).
mbutts 02/08/17 02:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Hensley Arrow or Propride vs pressure sway

I agree with Camp N Family. My experience with my Pro Pride made towing go from a hyper-alert effort, scanning the mirrors constantly, bracing for the passing vehicle push and recovery to a enjoyable drive. I no longer arrived like I had carried the trailer on my back the whole trip.
mbutts 01/27/17 07:11am Travel Trailers
RE: cold TV's?

I live in the metro Detroit area and have not had any trouble, even during those same super cold winters 2-3 years ago.
mbutts 12/07/16 05:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Winterizing water system?

This is what I used before I had an RV with the "suck it up" kit installed: Winterize thru fresh water port
mbutts 11/21/16 01:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Looking at a 2008 F250 6.4l

If you want more specific information, hop over to 6.4 liter forum and poke around there. Lots of owners with good/bad opinions along with fixes for common problems.
mbutts 11/11/16 08:47am Tow Vehicles
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