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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
RE: Keystone RV & Thor Industries

Keystone RV won the top award for manufacturers, in Trailer Life's award survey. ============================= And that was a survey taken of RV owners. Tells you something....
BillB800si 06/18/14 01:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Keystone RV & Thor Industries

To Whom It May Concern: If you are considering purchasing or know someone who is you/they may wish to consider a manufacturer other than Keystone RV and Thor Industries. These two companies do not stand behind their products. I have a 2013 Keystone Cougar High Country 321RES, purchased July 05, 2013. This unit has had numerous issues most that should have been caught on a final inspection prior to be shipped to a dealer.. ======================== You join this forum on June 11th to complain about your Cougar HC 321RES????? Well we were very happy with our 2014 321RES unit. Loved it. Quality was much better than our traded in 2007 Jayco Eagle. All the features worked (remotes etc...) and the slide cable mechanism was much better than the rack & pinion type we had with Jayco. To each their own. Lets not forget Keystone is the largest RV manufacturer in America for a good reason. Happy trails,,.
BillB800si 06/17/14 09:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Keystone RV & Thor Industries

Thank god I own a Cedar Creek! ================== Oh yes, Cedar Creek owned by Forest River. I've read plenty of unsatisfied Forest River customers. Every RV manufacturer has problems.
BillB800si 06/17/14 09:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: "so called big rig friendly rv parks"

Big Rigs is not a very helpful term. I've read the a MH 34' is a big rig, but that's far different then a 45' MH towing.I always get mad at the DW when I hear here telling the reservations people we have a big rig. I always tell her to use the size. I looked the reviews for the Maple Grove CG on rvparkreviews and one reviewer had a 40' MH and gave it a 7. They also said the sites were super tight. ======================= Yes RV Park Reviews gives this park a low rating. people are not happy with their sites at all. Uneven sites
BillB800si 06/15/14 07:02am General RVing Issues
RE: BEWARE OF DUTCHMEN KODIAK

I remember when the wife & I checked out a 2014 Dutchman Denali 287RE trailer. Was not impressed at all with the quality of workmanship. We didn't buy and glad we didn't....
BillB800si 06/15/14 06:39am Travel Trailers
Fleas

Now here's an idea!!! ----------- Homemade Flea Trap Using Soap and Light: Some of the most effective “traps” for killing insects are made with ingredients already in your home. Since fleas are attracted to light, this trap is simple and inexpensive enough so you can make as many as you need. To make a homemade flea trap, you will need. Several pie plates or similar (large bowl with low sides) Dish soap A candle, tealight, nightlight or other light source Fill the pie plates with water and about 2 tablespoons of dish soap. Depending on what light source you are using, place the candle in the center of the plate or shine the light directly above the plate (but be careful when using water and electricity in close proximity.) The idea is to force the fleas to enter the bowl of soapy water (which renders them unable to jump, then they drown) as they quest towards the bright light oasis. When used in conjunction with other methods, this flea trap is very effective at killing adult fleas before they can reproduce. If you want to purchase a trap, a couple of different types to check out are: My Flea Trap: Ecological Pet Protector: Same idea as the homemade trap but uses LED light and sticky pads. Victor M230 Ultimate Flea Trap: Uses color, heat, light, scent and sticky pads to trap and kill fleas. Attracts fleas up to 30 feet away.
BillB800si 06/01/14 08:54am General RVing Issues
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