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RE: Trouble seems to follow us...

Please cite the source for these 'facts'. And Fox 'News' is not an acceptable source. And I guess CNN and MSNBC are? ======================================== Don't know about that but for sure FOX isn't......
BillB800si 09/15/14 04:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trouble seems to follow us...

I am so glad that we kept our 2005 Ford F-250 6.0 diesel. Runs on all kinds of diesel fuel, 55, 10% and 15% bio-diesel blends. Just covered 4258 miles without a problem and not having to add that damn DEF! We keep it in a metal building when we aren't using it. Never had a problem with the engine. Wish that the federal government would leave us alone! ===================================================== If the Fed's didn't pass some laws we all would be drowning in air and water pollution. We can't keep pumping******in the air and expect to breath...
BillB800si 09/14/14 10:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Q about price! New 5th wheel owner!

3 times the insulation of all the others my eye! Salesmen really roped you in. R-14 with some aluminum foil insulation in the ceiling is about 1/2 what real well insulated trailers have. Same goes for the r-7 walls. Stay in it for a month in below freezing temps and see what your propane bill is. That will tell the REAL story..B.O. ================================== The aluminum foil insulation that many RV Mfgr's rave about is almost useless in Rv's. You must have a MINUMUM of 1 inch of dead space (air) next to the foil before it even starts insulating. R24's- R28"s-- get real.
BillB800si 09/12/14 10:49am Fifth-Wheels

Geez, what a bunch of grouches... If there's a road or a fence or a watch tower then it's improved. Stop being to cheap and pay a moderate price for squatting on someone else's property (All U.S. Tax payers - not just you). I travel a lot and see these $200,000 Class A Motorhomes free camping in parking lots- what a bunch of cheap skates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BillB800si 09/09/14 08:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble seems to follow us...

Had two Cummins diesels. Never again!!!!! If it wasn't regen- then it was some dirty sensor..... Hemi's do a nice job.....
BillB800si 09/08/14 01:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Considering a fifth wheel

Ours is a Cedar Creek so I can't comment on the Cougar. What I can tell you is you're going to love the level-up system. It works great and take most of the wiggle out. What was left still bothered the DW and me. Here's what I did to stop the rest. Brackets welded to hitch receiver. http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL992/4288072/24571846/409773795.jpgStabilizer installed. http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL992/4288072/24571846/409773876.jpgC.B. =========================== Ah, how do you stabilize the rear of the RV at only one center point?? That one center point acts as a pivot point not a stabilizing point. Acts like a teeter totter on a playground???
BillB800si 09/02/14 04:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Crossroads Cruiser experiences and Shortbox Ram clearance

quote=SooperDaddy Crossroads side walls are "hung wall", not vacuum laminated, and is glued in place foam board insulation! In the roof, floors and slides are merely spun pink fiberglass glued in between the walls, with a minimal R-value of R-7..and that spun glass can settle with age leaving "voids" of uninsulated space in the walls. They also ad a thin foil sheet of "astro-foil" which is basically mylar and in order to work needs an air gap above or below it, and in this case does not. For example the other brands mentioned have as standard 3 times the insulation by as much as R-29 Floors, R-27 Roofs, R-8 walls...all High pressure vacuum laminated vs Crossroads more prone to leaking hung wall R-7. ==================== Just wanted to clear one item up. SooperDaddy is correct, the "astro-foil" that many RV Manufacturers use to "boost" their R Values are only good if the is a MINIMUM of 1 inch air gap between the foil and wall. None of the RV manufacturers provide an "air gap" of 1 inch in their walls. It's a PR promo to convince people of their super high R Values. Standard insulation materials available to the RV Industry will never equal a true R Value 29 or 27. Remember folks even in the best home insulation it's the "dead air" trapped that prevents the transfer of heat loss. That's why there's such a high thickness of fiberglass insulation in ceilings (roofs). that fiberglass isn't insulating- it's the dead air trapped in the fiberglass. Happy trails,
BillB800si 08/25/14 09:29am Fifth-Wheels
Dodge Ram 1500 with a Hemi survey?

Can the owners of the Dodge Ram 1500 with the Hemi Engine please list the year & model of the RV you are pulling?? Thank you & happy trails,
BillB800si 08/12/14 07:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wires are MELTING!!!!

When we had our 2007 Jayco Eaqle 322FKS we had an electrical problem the 2nd year. I finally found it in the electrical panel. Seems that after a few thousands miles of travel some of the wires in the panel had loosened up and was arcing. This caused a build up of resistance on the connections. Plus I found some of the wire insulation has melted off the A.C. wiring. I then cleaned up the terminals- reconnected the clean wires and tightened everything down. That was the fix.... Hope yours is that easy. Happy trails,
BillB800si 08/12/14 07:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Bye Bye Lippert Electric Stabilizer Jacks !

Our old 2007 Jayco had manual stabilizers. our newer 2014 Cougar had electrics. Manuals are much more stabile than electrics. Only problem we found with manuals is sometimes the jacks are mounted under a slide and it's difficult to access the stabilizer unless your down on your hands & knees. Did notice some of the new model trailers are going back to manuals. Having said that I would NEVER go back to a manual hitch tongue jack!! Happy trails,
BillB800si 08/12/14 06:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Travel trailers without slides

There's a ton of new trailers without slides. Go to the Internet and search for travel trailers with out slides. In fact the big boys ( Keystone- Forest River- Coachman- Jayco etc...) all have product lines without slides. Airstream has made a trailer with a slide the past few years. We say one on the East coast about 5 years ago. Granted the slide only came out about 18 inches but it was a slide. Slides add weight to RV's real fast. Happy trails,
BillB800si 08/12/14 06:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Not impressed with 2014 Arctic Fox (VIDEO INSIDE)

Simply put ALL RV manufacturers have problems. Some more so than others. Throughout the years here I've listen to Artic Fox buyer rave about all the quality of their units. It's just another RV trailer- PERIOD....
BillB800si 08/01/14 08:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Cool RV Pic

Shrinky Dinks !!!!
BillB800si 07/20/14 07:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: New trailer decision

Both of them are too much? You can check out what your truck can tow from looking here: Tow Guide Just remember that you must pick the exact truck with the proper axle ratio- engine- tow package etc... Now in regard to weight generally speaking you will have over 1000# of extra weight in your trailer when you get through adding the weight of the people in the tow vehicle- the weight of the propane tanks filled- a battery- trailer hitch - clothes- food- dishes- pots & pans - silver wear- chairs- cleaning supplies- water- BBQ extra RV items etc... etc..etc... It adds up fast. Then when you're through you should safely be of about 80% of your vehicles maximum towing weight. High winds can cause flip overs easily when the tow vehicle is over loaded. Good luck on your quest.
BillB800si 07/20/14 07:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pilot / Flying J to pay $92M for rebate program

. However good management principles should require they fire those employees that implemented this scheme, and ultimately cost the corporation all the legal costs and the 92M settlement. Yes...the executives and managers that were responsible. And no severance/retirement packages either. And no help with their legal fees to avoid prosecution. They now face prosecution. In fact FJ/Pilot should be prosecuting them as well. Not that they'll ever recoup anything from them. But they need to send a strong signal that they won't accept such behavior in the future. ============================== Think maybe they will fire their Republican Gov. Haslam from Tennessee too???? --- FRAUD Truck-stop company to pay $92M in fines Authorities say the truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has agreed to pay $92 million in fines for cheating customers out of promised rebates and discounts. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Pilot Flying J has accepted responsibility for the criminal conduct of its employees, 10 of whom have pleaded guilty to participating in the scheme. The agreement was signed Friday by attorneys for the nation’s largest diesel retailer. The agreement does not protect any individual at Pilot from prosecution and requires the company to cooperate with an ongoing investigation of current and former employees. http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODE/DFREEP/ page 11A.
BillB800si 07/15/14 08:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Totaled my rig

Know the feeling. In February traveling South on I-75 just before the Ohio border we hit "black ice". Our 2014 Cougar HC 321RES trailer flipped and our 2007 Ram 2500 Megacab smashed up against the guard rail. There was 8 accidents within one mile of us. Trailer & truck 100% loss. Now drive a 2014 Dodge caravan- no trailer. Maybe next year we'll try again??? No one was hurt seriously but accidents like that really shake a person up. We were only going 40 MPH when the trailer slid around us. Sure miss camping but not the driving..... happy trails,
BillB800si 07/13/14 07:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Keystone RV & Thor Industries

I bought a 2014 Dutchmen Denali 3371BH Trail Edition. STUFF CUT: Many of the problems were the norm. We expected a few bugs. Not a whole colony of them. I have to give Dutchmen a thumbs down. Many people don't have problems, but we sure got their portion of them. Last time we buy Dutchmen. ======================================= And that was one of the reasons we didn't buy a 2014 Denali 287RE. Hope all works out to your satisfaction.
BillB800si 06/30/14 06:44am General RVing Issues
RE: outdoor speakers

Just remember to be a nice RV neighbor and keep the volume low. One of many reasons why we don't camp in State parks hardly anymore. Happy trails,
BillB800si 06/21/14 09:53am Travel Trailers
RE: cables on keystone slideouts

No one yet has mentioned the weight savings using the cable system. Another reason many of the 3 slide cable systems weight no more than the older one slide (rack & pinion)units. Happy trails,
BillB800si 06/21/14 08:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Keystone RV & Thor Industries

well I went into two different rv places that do repairs. and told them i was in the market to by a 5th wheel . So i asked them what they would recommend First words out of there mouth was they would never buy a keystone product. thats all they have in there shops getting repairs. Let me guess that's not what they sell..B.O. ================================ Three years ago we wintered in Rockport Texas and most of the 5th wheelers we saw were Montana's. Just guess who makes Montana's? Yep, Keystone.......
BillB800si 06/19/14 09:28am General RVing Issues
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