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Hybrids going by the wayside?

Does it seem like Hybrids might be going to the wayside? I been looking for a NEW Hybrid and seem to find only 3 manufactures that make 1 to 2 models only with a slide. Coleman (Coleman RV CTE236) and Aerolite (Aerolite 204ES), Kodiak (216ES and 206ES). So many Travel Trailer but few choices in Hybrids with slides. I feel Hybrids with slides actually have more "living space" than Travel Trailers because the bed area do not eat up the "living Space" square footage space. When compared to the shorter trailer length of Hybrids with it counterpart travel trailer of approx. the same length you cant beat a Hybrid.
tbolt2000 07/21/14 06:39pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Anybody flush their black tank with a hose onto the ground?

Just let Natural Selection process work and be on your merry way. Natural selection is Darwin’s most famous theory; it states that evolutionary change comes through the production of variation in each generation and differential survival of individuals with different combinations of these variable characters. Individuals with characteristics which increase their probability of survival will have more opportunities to reproduce and their offspring will also benefit from the heritable, advantageous character. So over time these variants will spread through the population.
tbolt2000 07/06/14 04:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Smokey Moutians Dinner show

Been to Dixie Stampede when they had it in Myrtle Beach years ago and enjoyed it. Went to Hatfield & McCoy last year in Pigeon Forge and although it was nice If had to do it over Dixie Stampede would be my choice again.
tbolt2000 06/25/14 05:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Portable propane grill with a griddle

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. We went with the Weber Q 1000 for several reasons. Light weight 25#, reasonable cooking service 189 sqft, price $109.00 on sale. When compared to the Coleman Road Trip that has the stand the Coleman weighed almost 50# almost twice as much. For me the extra cooking area for the Coleman did not justify the added extra weight for the stand. Also with the Q it seemed it would be easier to pull out and set up on table. Looking at the burner on the Q it appeared that the way it was designed it would not create any cold spots throughout the cooking area. We found Wal-Mart had the Q for 109.00 when regular price was 169.00. The money we saved we could get the griddle for the Q and if we feel that a stand is really need we could get it at a later time. Thanks again.
tbolt2000 06/15/14 05:50am Hybrid Travel Trailers
Portable propane grill with a griddle

Any suggestions on a Propane grill that has a griddle instead of the grill? I know the Q1000 has an accessories for a griddle but can only get it for one side.
tbolt2000 06/12/14 07:39pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Repairing bunk canvas

Hi all, new to the site and there is allot of great info here. I have a 2006 R-vision f-18 HTT and just noticed my corners of the "j-lock" and canvas has separated. I am curious if anyone has gone through with TOP STITCH in Elkhart and sent in their canvas? How did it come out? Happy with purchase? Just weighing my options. My one end i think will be a stitching repair, the other will need a replacement. Should last me the season, but might as well look into it now. Other post on this topic suggested to call Lippert components. I posted on this topic with the same J-Lock issue. I contacted Lippert components and they actually sent me to Top Stich as they, if remember correctly, don't have the J-lock, Top Stitch actually bought all of their inventory of J-lock. They knew exactly what I was talking about and needed. I order two strips one for each end. When it arrived I took the tent ends off and took it and the J-lock to a upholster shop and they sewed it on. I put the ends back on with the new J-lock sewed on. Easy job, was a little harder to put back on than take off but doable. Hope this helps.
tbolt2000 05/27/14 06:01pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Tahoe Towing Tow Mode or Range Selection Mode?

I can't believe how many questions get asked about tow/haul mode. I don't get it. If you are towing a trailer put it in tow/haul mode. Period. I'm not sure why it would be questioned. Sorry I asked...........NOT Thanks everyone for posting their experiences in the Tow/Haul and the tranny hunting.
tbolt2000 05/06/14 04:59pm Tow Vehicles
Tahoe Towing Tow Mode or Range Selection Mode?

2012 Tahoe 6 speed which is best for towing.. Gear shift in "Tow/Haul Mode" or set the " Range Selection Mode" to maybe 4th or 5 gear? Range Selection Mode is a feature where you set the mode to Manual and select the highest gear it will automatic shift to and not go past that gear. e.g. set it for 4th gear and the transmission never goes into 5 or 6 gear. The manual states: The vehicle may have a Range Selection Mode. The Range Selection Mode helps control the vehicle's transmission and vehicle speed while driving down hill or towing a trailer by letting you select a desired range of gears. To use this feature, do the following: 1. Move the shift lever to M(Manual Mode). 2. Press the plus/minus buttons, located on the steering column shift lever, to select the desired range of gears for the current driving conditions. When M(Manual Mode) is selected a number displays next to the M, indicating the current gear. This number is the highest gear that can be used. However, the vehicle can automatically shift to lower gears as it adjusts to driving conditions. This means that all gears below that number are available. When 5(Fifth) is selected, 1(First) through 5(Fifth) gears are automatically shifted by the vehicle, but 6(Sixth) cannot be used until the plus/minus button located on the steering column lever is used to change to the gear. Grade Braking is not available when Range Selection Mode is active. While using Range Selection Mode, Cruise Control and the Tow/Haul Mode can be used. Wonder if Tow/Haul Mode with the Range Selection Mode set to 4th gear would be best?
tbolt2000 05/05/14 06:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: After owning for 3 years I did not know!!

We thought our Uncle was tearing up his awing when I seen him unlatch it from the side of his TT. All the pictures I have ever seen have always been the poles angled to the TT. I had to search for picture I posted. Live and learn.
tbolt2000 04/29/14 05:36pm General RVing Issues
After owning for 3 years I did not know!!

After owning the camper for 3 years I just learned something new about our awing. For 3 years I thought our camper had a design flaw. The door to our camper is right next to one of the awing supports, which prevents the door to open fully next next to the camper wall and also unable to use the T-Holder for the door. Well this past weekend went camping and I seen a family member unlatch one of their awing support poles from his camper and set it on the ground were the pole would be horizontal. I knew this was the procedure for our PopUp but never knew you could do it both ways with the hybrid. I have seen the "contraption" at the bottom the support attached to the camper but never really paid much attention to that you could unlatch it and set the support pole up and down on the ground instead of angled to the trailer. Cant wait to next camping trip to do this and be able to open the door fully and even latch the door with the T-holder!! Not sure if this post is in the right forum... but thought would help hybrid's and TT people instead of waiting 3 years like did to learn something new. I did not know, https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRTJZYSqxKOOrolo60mCrmUAwrWKZ8iRgw3f3kGEc0d7FIYg5Hv
tbolt2000 04/29/14 05:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Myrtle Beach state park

Stayed at MBSP and I like the trees. Have heard good comments on both. We are going to MBSP and plan on checking out HBSP. Will HBSP let you drive thru the campground? What sites are the most shady and private sites at HBSP?
tbolt2000 04/13/14 01:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Set Up WD Level?

See how it tows. If its pulling good dont worry about it. If you feel its not as stable as you like try adjusting the chain to add a little more weight to the back of your truck. Where you have it now or 1 link less hanging will prob be fine. My truck drives much better with more weight on the bumper. I will say before adjusting the head you could for sure see that it was way high in front and towed like crap. It dolphin and seemed to sway left and right. After I did all this it towed good did not dolphin or sway. The looking at the frame to see if it appears level is difficult because of the frame see picture. I did measure the front and rear corner of the TT structure (not frame) and the rear was about 3/4 lower that the front. http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i267/thunderbolt2000/tt_zps775fc6c3.jpg
tbolt2000 04/09/14 04:30pm Towing
RE: Set Up WD Level?

The above comments about leveling the trailer are right on regarding using a level street. Your trailer does look like it is nose high which is not good. If you are on the lowest hole of the shank, then you will need to exchange or purchase a longer shank so you can lower the hitch head - probably one more hole lower will do it. It looks like, upon enlarging your picture, that you have an Equal-i-zer brand 4 point sway control hitch. I would not move the L brackets if you have the bars level with the frame now. I would take it to a scale and make sure that the hitch is transferring back to the front axle ALL of the weight that was removed by putting the tongue on the ball. If it is not, then you would need to tilt the hitch head back towards the trailer by using another washer or two. Level the trailer by moving the hitch head up or down on the shank. Level the WD bars by changing which hole is used on the L brackets. Change the amount of weight distribution by changing the tilt on the hitch head. Barney Thanks good info on what lowering the head does, what the tilt does, and leveling the spring bars. Before I ordered a new shank I measured the TV and TT separately and got measurements see My post below. I emailed my measurements and etraier recommended the shank. They also said If I went to the next that does more drop it would be to long and may bottom out in certain situations. My other post
tbolt2000 04/09/14 04:04pm Towing
RE: Set Up WD Level?

Better way to look at it is you need to make the trailer parallel to the street. Understand trailer being parallel Did not think of this. I looked all over the place to find a parking lot as level as I could get.
tbolt2000 04/09/14 03:57pm Towing
RE: Set Up WD Level?

Maybe it is the camera angle but it looks like the road is lower in the left of the pic than the right side. Level is only good if the road is level otherwise measure the frame front to ground and back to ground. I suspect the trailer is not level. The parking lot was about as level as I could find. It was level length wise and only maybe had a slight tilt side to side.
tbolt2000 04/09/14 03:55pm Towing
RE: Set Up WD Level?

Did you measure the distance from the trailer frame to the ground at the four corners? I'll be watching this thread, as I'm getting ready to set up my new wd hitch. Did not measure the 4 corners of the frame.
tbolt2000 04/09/14 03:53pm Towing
Set Up WD Level?

I set up the WD for the new TV had to get a new shank to drop the head down. I followed the instructions and the measurement for the front fender measurement went from 35' to 35 1/4" the rear went from 37 1/4" to 37". Instructions said the measurement should be about 1/2 to 1" difference from the starting point. Looking visual at the trailer it looks (appears) to still be jacked up in the front. When TT is connected to the WD I put a 6' level on the TT floor and it shows level. It also shows level when the level is placed on the roof. The spring bars on WD are parallel to the ground. Is it level? I think so based on the level on the camper floor and the 1/4" difference in the wheel measurments. Have not weighed it yet want to get close to level before getting axle weights. Look Level? or looks can be deceiving based on the level and wheel measurements.Thanks in advance! I can not drop the head down any more. etrail suggested the shank based on the measurements of the coupler being level and the difference of the receiver on the TT height before http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i267/thunderbolt2000/level_zps6cc4f8e5.jpg
tbolt2000 04/08/14 06:17pm Towing
RE: Need New WD Shank and Help with Which One

If so, the Reese 63971 will drop an additional 4 ½” from where you are now. Thanks, I contacted etrailer and the said I would need the 63971. They was quick to help.
tbolt2000 03/24/14 04:52am Towing
RE: Need New WD Shank and Help with Which One

Do you have a hitch shop nearby? Don't have a one close by. One is about 1hr away. I tried to adjust the pictures to be a little smaller but unable to.
tbolt2000 03/22/14 06:53pm Towing
Need New WD Shank and Help with Which One

I have a Reese Strait-Line WD System w Sway Control-Round Bar-10,000 lbs GTW,600 lbs TW from etariler.com Item number RP66086. It came with the Shank pictured below. We have a new TV and need a shank with more drop. See pictures below. With the TT hitched up the bottom of the coupler is 22" above the ground with the TT unhitched and level the bottom of the coupler is 17" above the ground. That is a 6" more drop with the current shank. The receiver is 2" Can anyone help in telling me which shank I would need to get from etrailer.com? Thanks in advance. http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i267/thunderbolt2000/Reese/3fd16188-b25f-4959-b85b-eb7641e5ebaf_zps48f1c043.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i267/thunderbolt2000/Reese/ReeseHitched_zpsf132b436.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i267/thunderbolt2000/Reese/ReeseUnHitched_zpsafb9669d.jpg
tbolt2000 03/22/14 06:40pm Towing
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