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RE: Rentering the RV lifestyle. Questions on Bunkhouse TT's.

1. Some quad bunk houses have TINY 28" bunks. Make sure you have ones big enough for your kids 2. If you and your family are on the tall side, you may end up knocking knees on the u-bench Happy shopping!
mbutts 08/14/14 09:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Advice on Yellowstone

One thing to keep in mind is how gigantically huge Yellowstone is. We decided to stay outside the park last year (four days about 45 minutes from north entrance) and moved to the other side for another few days (about 60 minutes from entrance). Most things we wanted to see were 30-45 minute drive past the entrance. Staying until dusk for animal watching turned out to be a bad idea since I was driving a long way to the campground in complete darkness on twisty roads with tons of wandering wildlife. I'd definitely vote for staying in Yellowstone next time.
mbutts 08/09/14 11:57am Travel Trailers
RE: 2016 Ford Super Duty prototype burns to the ground

That's the King Ranch BBQ Edition.
mbutts 08/04/14 10:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is National RV Detroit the Real Deal

National RV's owner has four other dealerships in Michigan and they do move a lot of units. You can't beat the number of trailers they have in stock on their lot. I liked a TT we saw at a show and went to the dealership for a quote. The sales guy was a bit annoying and the place felt a bit sleazy. I ended up driving a couple hours away to get the same unit for a slightly better price.
mbutts 08/01/14 08:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Have you switched from friction sway control to HA or P#?

I went from a Reese to a ProPride. Like Hookie said, it's night and day. It took me about three years to talk myself into it, but I sure am glad I did.
mbutts 07/26/14 05:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is it just where I am that diesel and gas cost the same?

Detroit area is a 50ยข spread right now with being about $3.50 & diesel at $4.
mbutts 07/24/14 07:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping w/o water hookup help needed

We usually can get by on a weekend with a 3 gallon water jug for drinking water and the 39 gallons in the fresh tank for everything else. Obviously can't take showers daily with four people on that! We also have a 3 gallon jerry can in case we need to add water to the fresh tank. If you are fortunate enough to get a spot near a water spigot, using a Water Thief will let you run a hose back to your TT to fill the tanks.
mbutts 07/10/14 08:11am Travel Trailers
RE: What's wrong with bumper sewer hose storage???

Last trailer had cheapie stamped bumper so I stored it in a PVC tube. New trailer has square tube bumper. I added ventilated caps and keep the hose in there.
mbutts 07/08/14 02:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Will my 04 Ford Expy to TT i want?

I had the same year and equipment on my '04 Expy. I was VERY uncomfortable going from a 4,400 lbs. trailer (23') to a 29' at 7,300 lbs. Back end was just too wiggly. Made for extremely unpleasant towing. I was just 50 pounds over on hitch weight. If you already bought the trailer, you can try putting stiffer tires on the Expy along with a high quality weight distribution hitch with anti-sway, but I think you will still not be happy with the result.
mbutts 07/08/14 11:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: DIY Shower House Bag

Wow, I just usually use a Walmart or Target bag...
mbutts 07/05/14 03:45pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Floor Rot

On my last trailer, I had entry rot from the two seams in lower corners of the door frame.
mbutts 07/04/14 08:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Horror Stories

Go to Powerstroke.org to find out what you can do to make the truck last from owners of the same truck. There are tons of how-to and what-not-to-do articles along with an army of people that are very familiar with the truck.
mbutts 07/04/14 01:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TT Gas Milage

I went from an ultra lightweight to a "regular" TT and saw no difference in fuel usage. This was an increase of a bit under 2,000 lbs.
mbutts 07/02/14 06:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Short person - can't get in and out of RAM 3500

Does it have grab handles to help pull yourself up?
mbutts 06/30/14 03:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Are diesels worth it, for costs per mile?

I cannot guarantee your results, but my "dreaded" Ford 6.0 diesel (the WORST diesel ever in the history of man, according the the Internet), costs me a lot less than $15,000 per year to maintain. Oil change (15 quarts + filter) costs me about $60 since I do it myself.
mbutts 06/27/14 07:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wheel chocks for single axle?

I vote for the Bal Leveler, very handy device!
mbutts 06/26/14 07:51pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: ProPride Stinger and F350 Dimensions

My 2006 F-350 is 2 x 2.
mbutts 06/25/14 09:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Math on having a second vehicle

The thing that stops me from doing this is the cost of insurance. With two teenagers at home, it costs more than the car and fuel.
mbutts 06/24/14 09:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Over Night Camping Question

If we're just staying the night, yes. I still put down stabilizers after leveling.
mbutts 06/18/14 07:52pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Camping World consignment

When I was helping my mother-in-law sell her class C, I checked several consignment lots (she had it listed on RV Trader for over a year). Camping World wanted $3,000 to put $900 in new tires on before putting it on their lot. In addition, the pricing was pretty darn high compared to what other places were selling new units. We ended up at Michigan RV Broker USA in Brighton, MI. He was able to sell it in about four months.
mbutts 06/17/14 12:38pm Camping World RV Sales
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