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RE: Travel Trailer Purchase order

Regardless of the contract..... the dealer is being a noob and has lost a potential future customer along with great word of mouth advertising. He must be desperate for the $1k. Penny wise, pound foolish.
shum02 04/17/15 04:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Travel Trailer Purchase order

I use a CC to put down the deposit. If I change my mind and the dealer is not like minded I've only had to make a call to the CC company to have the charges reversed. YMMV. That only works if you are not obligated to make the payment via an executed contract. The cc companies are not your guardian angel for bad business decisions. A deposit, did not take delivery. Sometimes you need more time than you thought to make that decision. "Buyers remorse" is very unpleasant and getting stuck losing a deposit just adds to the punch to the stomach. I've actually also wrote in a "back out - cooling off" clause to these purchases, not on ordered units mind you, dealer stock, and have never had a issue from anyone on the other side of the table.
shum02 04/17/15 11:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Travel Trailer Purchase order

I use a CC to put down the deposit. If I change my mind and the dealer is not like minded I've only had to make a call to the CC company to have the charges reversed. YMMV.
shum02 04/17/15 07:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Weight Distribution Hitch with F350?

Like everyone is saying and I'll say it again. Do NOT fight the suspension on these big trucks. They loved weight on them and will handle just fine with weight that would have a 150/1500 series truck on it's knees begging for mercy. On my 1000lb Eazi-Lift bars I have them at 4 links, the least amount of compression recommended by Eazi-Lift, there is no measureable compression to the front end. Hitch head is back as far as it will go and the trailer rides level with 900lbs of TW and no WD bars installed. Don't fight 'em, they will push back.
shum02 04/16/15 04:22am Travel Trailers
RE: KZ Sportsman quality

No worse than anything else, don't really think they are any better either and I've had mine for some time.
shum02 04/15/15 11:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weight Distribution Hitch with F350?

...snip.... We're talking about nearly half a ton and what the trucks manufacturer says it needs. Think about it, a truck is not designed to carry all its load on the back bumper. It's built to carry most of the load in the bed where both axles play a part. GM says that their 2500 and 3500 series pickups are good with a thousand pounds on the rear hitch and my experience confirms this. How much does that remove from the front axle? Not enough to notice. It "might" be a factor on half ton or smaller pickups, but that is not what the OP purchased. x2
shum02 04/15/15 10:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Weight Distribution Hitch with F350?

One thing you will not do with that rig is raise the front end of a F350 diesel. Don't even try to compress the front end of a HD truck! I use WDH but on the lowest links and then of course the friction sway control When I tried to compress the front end the truck fought me and the handling was terrible. There is a 1000lb engine plus a 400lb tranny up front with a suspension to hold it all up, last thing you want to do is try to force it down. You drop 1000lbs on the hitch and the truck will hardly notice it. Have 900lbs on my hitch, the truck hardly moves when I set it down.
shum02 04/15/15 09:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Best Towable Waste Water Tote for Beach Camping

If I want rustic I'll load up the pack and canoe and go interior camping, and then hey, won't even have a shower for 5 or so days. But DW INSISTS on a decent shower, cause, hey that's why we have the camper, so I oblige. I measure 2-3g's per shower for a "decent" shower, DW insists on 5, so I make sure we have the capacity to do so. Happy wife, happy life :B
shum02 04/15/15 04:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Best Towable Waste Water Tote for Beach Camping

Poop cannon to tank in the back of the sub. BTDT I have 40ft or 1 1/2 waste water hose to see the contents. The only difficult part is evacuating the full hose off the poop cannon. You are at a foot off the ground with 40 feet of sludge or gray angled up to the rear of the sub/truck. You take off the hose from cannon and raise immediately over your head. Walk the contents in the hose back to the sub/truck. I fire up the little 1g compressor with about 40-60psi of pressure and blow the hose clean. Works like a charm!
shum02 04/14/15 08:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Diesel price war

It hasn't happened here. Still $1.23/liter. $1.09-$1.07/L around the GTA in Southern Ontario, less up North. Should go down more, usually less than gasoline by May.
shum02 04/14/15 08:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ram owners; you may want to know this:

There is one good thing. They would not have got far. The truck should shut down once out of range of the fob. But that is a good lesson. Your vehicle may not be as secure as you thought with the keyless start. As I know these systems the vehicle will continue to run but as soon as stopped it will not start again. Someone could drive till they empty the tank, NTM I think thieves are well aware how these systems work to take advantage of them.
shum02 04/14/15 04:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Factory Decal Removal

Here is a decent video Decal removal - youtube
shum02 04/13/15 02:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ram 2500 Cummins the most fuel economical

Eco diesel is a good option I know already that and has been my option but I also like mor power like the 2500 cummins diesel. So I'm just weighing things before coming to a wise decision. Your asking for peoples opinions....and everyone has one. Try finding published facts/articles and then work your way backwards to opinions. BTW I also agree it's the person in the drivers seat that determines mpg. I can get 20mpg hiway all days driving 55-62mph, a combined 15mpg to work and 10-12mpg towing. Not to bad in my world. As usual YMMV.
shum02 04/13/15 02:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pink stuff vs Air pressure - The Verdict

At the coldest of -35C/-31F this winter I'll continue using the pink stuff. A little water left in an elbow or pump and I have a water park inside the rig in the spring. Glad just air worked for you but I live and camp where it gets cold. And yes the pink stuff gets slushy at this temp but has not burst or busted anything. I'm an hour plus north east of you and winterize / de-winterize using air only half a dozen times a year. Mind you I've only been doing this for about 25 years so far so I may have just been lucky so far. IMHO "a little water left in an elbow or pump" means you didn't really blow the lines out. ......and that's all it takes. I usually although not always blow the lines clear before pinking. I camp all winter so I'm not going to take a chance showing up, de-winterizing to find out I've blown the pump, a fixture or an connector. Pick up pink for less than $5/g and it takes two to do the rig including traps. Pretty cheap. Regarding taste.........don't mind it and usually during the winter when I do this back to back without "sanitizing" the lines we drink from a aquatainer but once spring comes I'll sanitize the lines with bleach then vinegar and after that you will NOT taste anything besides water in the lines(well maybe a little vinegar for a tank or so ;) )
shum02 04/10/15 09:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Pink stuff vs Air pressure - The Verdict

At the coldest of -35C/-31F this winter I'll continue using the pink stuff. A little water left in an elbow or pump and I have a water park inside the rig in the spring. Glad just air worked for you but I live and camp where it gets cold. And yes the pink stuff gets slushy at this temp but has not burst or busted anything.
shum02 04/09/15 04:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5 things we don't love about our RV

Interesting, the most of the major complaints are from owners of smaller and entry level trailers. Ken Not at all interesting or revealing. They probably have the most compromises that's why. If I had 35' of trailer the things that the OP, myself and many others mentioned would not be problems now would they? Oh, I forgot to mention my outside "cook centre", useless due to low pressure gas set up so I use my trusty Coleman Guide Series 3 burner propane stove. It does make a decent outside shelf though.
shum02 04/08/15 05:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Ideal vehicle for a newbie?

1 ton dually. Jim x2 ......but with what your looking at most modern 150/1500 series pickups would easily handle 5000lbs GVWR trailers. If you want to keep your options open......get the one ton truck.
shum02 04/07/15 12:40pm Towing
RE: 5 things we don't love about our RV

Why buy a rv if there are five things you don't like about it? Generally speaking unless your resources are unlimited most RV's I have seen are compromises. Some things you really don't find out about a unit till you have had to live with it a while. My slide was a compromise to storage issues and that brought about the entire layout issue...........but I have a little while longer to live with the things about it I don't like before I get another rig with hopefully less compromises and things I don't like after having lived with it for a while.
shum02 04/07/15 04:06am General RVing Issues
RE: 5 things we don't love about our RV

Since we have a 2505 as well your thoughts are like mine. I'll add: Hate the entire bathroom! The manual bed slide - what a chore it is sometimes.
shum02 04/06/15 04:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Coleman lantern -- white gas?

The Coleman fuel is the best and per unit is less costly(usually) than the disposable propane bottles, it also burns brighter than propane and will work at lower temps. Have one and use it all the time. It's all my Scout Troop uses as well.
shum02 04/02/15 11:06am General RVing Issues
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