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RE: GD Solitude

Based on what I've seen on the Grand Design owners forum, the company goes above and beyond to ensure that any warranty issues are addressed in a correct and timely fashion. We've had a couple minor problems with our Reflection. We are very happy with the product.
2hams 11/22/14 07:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do any 5'ers come with heated tile floors?

As others said, floors are warm over heat ducts when furnace is running. In the meantime, for $50 get yourself a pair of LL Bean Wicked Good slippers. Ours stay in the camper.
2hams 11/16/14 07:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone monitor .520 while traveling?

We very seldom hear anyone on .52. We scan local repeaters and use our GPS POIs to find local repeaters.
2hams 11/07/14 06:49am Technology Corner
RE: Old member, new question

We had a 29' fiver that got really small after about 3 weeks on the road. For us, the Reflection 303 is the perfect combination of smaller size, lots of room, and under 12K.
2hams 11/04/14 06:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reflection vs Solitude

As Justaguy says, the Solitude is wider. It also has different furniture. I believe the Solitude is a high profile and the Reflection is a mid profile. As knshook says, check over on the owners forum. The Solitude fridge and pantry are bigger. The island and kitchen hutch differ. The showers differ (we like the curved shower). We love our Reflection.
2hams 11/03/14 06:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tis The Season for good pie crusts

Your pie quilt probably needs more water. You walk the fine line between quilt and tough as leather. Also when you put the dough together get your hands warm and work the dough into a smooth patty. Do this gently cause this can make it tough.
2hams 10/28/14 08:16am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Tis The Season for good pie crusts

I have a family of'pieface', the preferred birthday cake is pie. Mom used lard and less flour, but I have good luck with Crisco, and use an old fashioned hand pastry blender. Make sure your hands are warm. Don't play with the crust too much or it will get tough. Here's what I use... 2C sifted flour 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 C Crisco (cold) Blend until consistency of cornmeal. Sprinkle with cold water and gently push to side of bowl. It takes 3 to 5 tbsp for it to hold together, but not so much it gets sticky. Divide in half. Let sit 30 minutes or so. Now the more you play with the dough and the more flour you use, the tougher the crust. Flour board. Flour rolling pin. Lightly flour the half dough patty. Gently roll, almost more of a push than roll, in each direction. Turn once. Roll until big enough for the pan. After you have put together the pie, roll out remaining crust. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Use your fingers to roll this up. Cut into 1/2 inch slices. Bake with pie for first 15 minutes. I have better luck with a heavy aluminum pie tin. Most of Mom's recipes bake at 425 for 15 minutes, then reduce heat ( mostly fruit pies). I would bet the recipe came from my Grandmother who worked in a bakery around 1900.
2hams 10/28/14 07:52am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs.....

Another favorite is south of the border when states post signs for passing zones. "passing zone begins", "pass with care", "no passing". Are the bright yellow lines painted on the road not enough?? Obviously a long straight stretch of road with a dashed centerline and no oncoming traffic would be a safe place to pass versus a hill or curve in the road with a solid line. Do we really need more signs to state the obvious? Rant over. Not sure about Ontario, but where I lived in upstate NY there was much of the winter when those bright yellow lines were covered with snow. Those tall posts with reflectors on top were so you could stay on the road rather than in the ditch. Those signs make sense.
2hams 10/25/14 06:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Momentum 380th

Well, the forum is not run by the mfg, but by individuals. The mfg does read and respond to the two subforums for tech questions and new feature suggestions. Yes there are cheerleaders, since many of us are very happy with our units. There are also complaints and also just folks with a problem and others contributing solutions. Just my opinion, but when one of the company owners is one of the folks offering a solution, I'm impressed. I guess it's up to you if you don't want to look at all available information and trust yourself to weed out what is not applicable, and aren't interested in the thread discussing the change to 3 axles.
2hams 10/23/14 07:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How far do you go in a day?

Parkview is a trailer park and RV park with FHU no bathroom, but looks fine for a week of work. James River State Park has WE and dump station, its about 20 minutes from Appomattox. Lynchburg KOA is nice, but nearly an hour; about 10 yrs ago there were a few folks who were spending a few months working at B&W.
2hams 10/23/14 07:02am Towing
RE: Momentum 380th

You can get more info from owners on the granddesignowners .com forum.
2hams 10/23/14 06:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First time 5er needs advice

Agree that you should get the F350 for the difference in price it allows you options should you want to upgrade. We love the Reflection 303. It has enough room for us to be comfortable and for our Golden retriever to have room for her toys (and her water bowl where we don't kick it over). We don't have the storage full, but love the storage. Everything except clothes and food and toys stays in the rig. Since we retired we typically spend at least 4 nights for a trip; longest trip was about 7 weeks. The 303 is large enough that you don't start to climb the walls, assuming you occasionally take a 1 or 2 week vacation. Our previous 5er was 30' and it got small very quickly. You will find some campgrounds too small but many others that are just fine. As noted above, staying under 35' gives you a lot more options. COE parks are usually great. You do have to worry more about where you tow, but steep and curvy mountain roads are an issue no matter what you tow. You can get more input on the Grand Design owners forum. Dave carries a kayak and has a Reflection 337. One of the 303 owners posted in her forum blog, and I believe that they stayed in Pisgah National Forest. Best of luck in your search.
2hams 10/19/14 06:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Williamsburg VA for Easter 2015

Although we haven't stayed there, American Heritage sounds like the best bet. Our dealer had the annual customer campout there this year and were very pleased (and the dealership owner has a 40' fiver). We missed the campout since we were at the Grand Design rally :) We stayed at Newport News City park with our popup, but wouldn't want to take our Reflection there.
2hams 10/16/14 07:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Opinions wanted - 5th wheels suggestions

We went to the RV show in Raleigh last fall, then visited RV Outlet near Danville. It was a good place to look at lots of rigs. The Heartland were too long/heavy, as were the Montana, although the Montana High Country was our second choice and we did get a quote from them. We also looked at a couple of rigs at RB Taylor while we were visiting in Lynchburg. We eliminated the Silverback because we have to access the fridge with slides in to load/unload. Once we found Grand Design we knew it was the length, weight, and floorplan that was perfect. We were concerned that it was a new company, but got excellent responses from the product line manager. We also looked at the owners forum. We are very happy with Southern RV in Richmond. We looked at an Open Range there, and bought our Reflection from them. We only managed to get to one of their monthly campouts this year.
2hams 10/16/14 06:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Opinions wanted - 5th wheels suggestions

We are happy with our Grand Design and with our dealer, who meets your distance criteria. They also carry Open Range and Jayco.
2hams 10/15/14 06:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: US-13 Southbound after bay bridge-tunnel - pulloff?

There is a truck stop on the right as you continue on Northampton (US13). It is just past Baker Rd before you get to I64. There is a Wendy's at the corner.
2hams 10/15/14 06:13am Roads and Routes
RE: solitude 320x

It's a pretty new model. You might ask on the Grand Design owners forum.
2hams 10/11/14 06:38pm Beginning RVing
RE: Stink bugs!!!

Our Golden likes to eat them. Then her breath stinks!
2hams 10/10/14 03:58am RV Pet Stop
RE: 2015 Calendar

For $12 to 15 you can pick your favorite camping pictures from this year and get a custom calendar for next year from Costco. Makes a nice Christmas present. Not free, but priceless.
2hams 09/27/14 06:04am RV Lifestyle
RE: Warranty

Congratulations! Agree with midnightsadie Based on what I've seen on the grand design owners forum, skip the extended warranty.
2hams 09/27/14 05:53am Toy Haulers
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