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RE: Recommendations on a rear living travel trailer?

Wife & I went for the Windjammer Model 3029W with 3 slides. Has front walk in closet- opposing rear slides. 2 awnings, 3 exterior storage areas, ultralite and pull it with a 5.7 Hemi 1/2 ton truck. Photos & specs are here: Windjammer 3029W We changed the floor plan by moving the dinette & chairs to the rear of the trailer for an excellent view and put the chairs where the table had been. Much improved floor plan. Don't let not being able to access the frig- sink etc.. with the slides in be a deal breaker. We've had trailers with both floor plans and we always have plenty of room to extend the slides for a lunch rest stop etc.. And the bed is a true residential queen size (80"x60")with shelves on each sides. Plenty of storage area and a nice pantry in the kitchen. Good luck on your choice..
BillB800si 11/28/16 05:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Where to buy replacement aluminum skirts

Funny you should ask. Just last week I replaced mine on my 2016 Windjammer by Forest River. I backed up and smashed the stabilizer switch, the shirting and the end cap that holds the skirting in place. I went to General RV in Wixom, Michigan and had Scotty order the OEM parts direct from Forest River. The skirting comes in 4ft,8ft and 12ft lengths. I needed a 43 inch so I ordered a 4 footer. Had to cut it with a pair of meter sheers( like heavy scissors) to 43 inches. The end cap covered the cut end of the skirt. The skirting already comes painted to a perfect match. Shipping costs were $15.95 to General RV. The total cost of all parts and shipping was $93.00. It took me probably an hour to do the whole job. Looks great now. Good luck
BillB800si 10/05/16 09:25am Travel Trailers
Max speed towing.

Sept. 2016 issue of Trailer Life Magazine has a big article on Maxxis ST Tires (page 39). For ALL of their various size tires they post a maximum speed of 65 mile per hour. I get passed all the time by RV'ers going at least 70 MPH..... Slow down and enjoy the trip....
BillB800si 09/05/16 03:49pm Towing
RE: Torklift GlowStep and GlowGlide

We've had ours on our 2016 Windjammer 3029W for a few months now. I'm 76 (wife is younger)not much) and what a difference getting in and out of the trailer. Much easier. There's a bonus to these steps. Since they rest on the ground when you step on them there's no movement of the trailer. Before I could always tell when someone was about to enter the trailer. Took me about 1½ hours to install. Happy trails,
BillB800si 07/25/16 10:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Tow Service Recommendations

Been a AAA Plus/RV/Motorcycle member for 22 years. I haven't had to use them in many years but I also used to drive a tow truck for a AAA contract station. That's why I still have them. ================== Friend had same AAA policy and 2 years ago his truck blew a fuel pump in Cincinnati. Had to have his trailer towed to the Michigan border where Michigan AAA took it. What a screw up that was. He had to meet them in Toledo. No apologies from AAA.. Coach Net will go the extra mile to get you back on the road again.
BillB800si 07/25/16 10:21am Travel Trailers
Prescription Costs

While in Florida I had one of my prescriptions filled by Walgreens. Their price was 20% higher than my normal Michigan price. Since I have all my Medicare Prescriptions filled at Walgreens I contacted Walgreens & my Medicare Blue Cross Provider about the difference in pricing. I was told that different Walgreen stores will charge different prices even within the same city!!! So just a "heads up: folks--- check out those prices before filling the order. Happy trails,
BillB800si 07/06/16 06:33am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Equal-i-zer Hitches

You want to decrease the NOISE level??? Grease the ball. Spray a lubricant ( I use Teflon spray) on the bar connections at the hitch. DO NOT lubricate the bars on the L-Brackets. You need friction at that point. This is our third set of "Equalizer" brand weight distribution system. Works great. Happy trails,
BillB800si 07/04/16 04:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing with RAM 1500

What is actual payload per the tire and loading sticker? That could be an issue with 800 pounds of loaded TW. The 5.7L and 8-spd even with 3.21 will do very well. You should have at least 5 usable towing gears. Lock out the top 3 gears, keep the engine over 2000rpm at all times. ====================================== Use the tow/haul when pulling the trailer. That Hemi will pull that trailer anywhere. I cruise at 1800RPM at 63 MPH on I-75 going to Florida each year. On the flats the Hemi is in the ECO Mode ( uses only 4 cylinders not eight) and sure improves the gas mileage. Happy trails,
BillB800si 06/05/16 02:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Love Bugs Florida Turnpike

There shouldn't be any left in Florida now. I brought them all back on the front of my trailer... :B:):R
BillB800si 05/28/16 05:52am General RVing Issues
RE: how do I stop hung clothes flying off rod when traveling

Many years ago we found out if you turn all your hanger hooks backwards( open hanger hook facing out instead of in) then none of our clothes fell off the pole. And we've bounced up in the air many times in our travels. Just last January I bent the electric stabilizer motor when going over some railroad tracks (cost $100 to replace)and still no clothes fell on the floor. happy trails,
BillB800si 05/25/16 06:10am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 2016 Jayco 24RKS

Had a 2006 322FKS Jayco Eagle. Hauled it all over the U.S. and the Eastern half of Canada. Only real complaint we had was too many staples in the walls. Really upset the wife. Here's a 11 minute video of your new trailer. Looks perfect for two people. White Hawk Hopefully you have the residential queen size bed ( 60" x 80"). Happy trails,
BillB800si 05/09/16 07:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Home Today

Glad to hear you had a safe trip. As far as mileage goes we only go from Michigan to Ft. Myers in Feb & March and put on 5900 miles. It adds up fast. Happy trails,
BillB800si 05/07/16 08:15am Snowbirds
S.W. Florida filling up.

Friend off mine just called Upriver RV Resort in North Ft. Myers for a months stay in Feb 2017. All filled up!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks like SW Florida will be swamped again. I hope the people like brown ocean water down there. Seems the Corp of Engineers likes to dump swamp water from Lake Okeechobee into Ft. Myers area. Last winter the water was brown from Ft. Myers beach all the way past Port Charlotte. Even the Spring breakers weren't going in. What a mess that was.....
BillB800si 05/06/16 12:40pm Snowbirds
RE: Day 6

Let the OP start their own facebook page and then all you people who have so much time on your hands can listen in. OR: Post this stuff in the "RV Lifestyles" section so we trailer owners don't have to sift through this stuff....
BillB800si 05/05/16 06:42am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Day 6

Is RV.NET becoming a facebook page now????
BillB800si 05/04/16 08:09am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Windjammer awning "BANG"

Thought I would get back on this awning "banging" problem. here it is May of 2016 and the awning still bangs each time I put it down. Forest River said it's a known problem and can't do anything about it???? Yea right...........:h:M:?
BillB800si 05/02/16 09:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Stollen

I hope you get your teardrop back in good shape and they hang the sucker that stole it.
BillB800si 04/19/16 07:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: new bookrack to replace 2 small old ones

What happened to the hand rail???
BillB800si 04/03/16 09:29am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Kitchen Modification

Looks nice. You may want to extend those tiles half way up on both side walls. Any grease splatter would be easier to clean up. Happy trails,
BillB800si 04/03/16 09:23am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
SafeRVPower switch

Has anyone used one of these power transfer switches on their unit? Safe RV Power Switch Was wondering...
BillB800si 01/19/16 12:27pm Tech Issues
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