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RE: Recommended brands

I can not offer an opinion on the Crusier as I have never owned one and nor do I have any friends that have had one. But I have owned 4 Jayco TTs and have found them to be of good quality. Also as far as I know they are the only brand in this class with a two year warranty. ========================== Forest River has a 2nd year full warranty for $150 adder. I believe KZ still has a 2 year warranty. Happy trails,
BillB800si 03/25/15 10:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Open Road TT?

There's one next to me at an RV park and I like the looks.If anyone here has experience with them, please respond with problems your have encountered and money spent since buying it. Do they travel well etc etc..ThanksRR ======================== Friend of mine has one. They are heavy for their size. Some nice floor plans. Expensive. Jayco now owns them... Happy trails,
BillB800si 03/25/15 10:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Campgrounds near Chicago

Stayed at the KOA a number of times. Easy on & off the highway. Very quiet at night. During the day you'll have to put up with all the gunfights at the Frontier Town next door. Have some nice pull thru sites. And there's a dog run area down the hill. Bring lots of money for the toll roads in Chi Town...
BillB800si 03/08/15 07:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Electronic Sway Control....Thoughts?

This may help. Website locations are mentioned at the end of each message. --------------------------- Not sure about Dodge, but it sounds a lot like the TSC on my Ford. Unfortunately, I did have an experience and found out how the truck's system works. It does not prevent sway. What it does is help you maintain control once extreme sway occurs. We were on the interstate when an idiot driver decided to cut in front of me too soon. I had to evade and the trailer started swaying badly. The TSC kicked in and I could feel the trucks breaks working, first one side, then the other as I took my foot off the gas. I had the trailer back under control in no time. I still have a sway control system on my hitch that prevents the less dramatic sway from crosswinds and passing trucks and gives me peace of mind. http://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/f2/dodge-ram-trailer-sway-control-tsc-system-21522.html ============================ If equipped, the electronic Trailer Sway Control (TSC) recognizes a swaying trailer and automatically applies individual wheel brakes and/or reduces engine power to attempt to eliminate the trailer sway." "Trailer Sway Control (TSC) – If Equipped The TSC system uses sensors in the vehicle to recognize an excessively swaying trailer and will take the appropriate actions to attempt to stop the sway. The system may reduce engine power and apply the brake of the appropriate wheel(s) to counteract the sway of the trailer. TSC will become active automatically once an excessively swaying trailer is recognized. No driver action is required. Note that TSC cannot stop all trailers from swaying. Always use caution when towing a trailer and follow the trailer tongue weight recommendations. Refer to “Trailer Towing” in “Starting and Operating” for further information. When TSC is functioning, the “ESC Off Indicator Light” will flash, the engine power may be reduced and you may feel the brakes being applied to individual wheels to attempt to stop the trailer from swaying. TSC is disabled when the ESC system is in the “Partial Off” or “Full Off” modes. TSC is only active in the default “ESC On” mode. TSC can be disabled by pressing the “ESC Off” switch and entering “ESC Partial Off” mode. It is not active in the “ESC Partial Off” or “ESC Off” modes. Refer to the ESC portion of this section for an explanation of the different ESC operating modes." http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238/does-dodge-rams-integrated-sway-control-work-well-with-friction-sway-control-123858.html
BillB800si 03/06/15 07:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Aluminum vs. Wood, Foam vs. Batting, Luan vs. Composite

Take a real hard look at the Rockwood & Flagstaff line up (Made by Forest River). Both lines have a one piece Alpha Roof that is rolled over the edge of the roof and attached at the top of the wall. No seams on top to leak. All six sides are aluminum framed with foam insulation throughout (no wood). Holding tanks have 12 Volt DC heating elements on them. 2nd year warranty from manufacturer is $150. Alpha roof video Alpha 1 and: Video 2 Good luck,
BillB800si 03/03/15 01:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Blue Ox Sway Pro

Used a 4 point Equalizer for tens of thousands of mile with two trailers. Had some problems. The sway bar once jumped over the L-Bracket and a trucker motioned me over. Replaced both L-Brackets & was fine. Watch the wear on those L-Brackets ( Equalizer is aware of the problem). Equalizer has got to be the noisiest hitch on the market. Constanting greasing it & then getting the dirty grease on me. Next unit will be a Blue Ox for sure...
BillB800si 03/03/15 11:52am Travel Trailers
RE: What a day! Bad accident on the way to get TT

Last Feb. we hooked up and headed to Florida on I-75. Hit black ice just before the Ohio border. Totaled the truck & trailer. I also was going 40 MPH in a 70 MPH. On black ice you're at the mercy of the gods. Glad to hear you are alright. Happy trails,
BillB800si 02/28/15 06:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rear kitchen.

BillB800si 02/25/15 07:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Where do you boondock.

Keep in mid folks if you are too far off the main road your Road Service will NOT tow you out. You're on your own and it could get expensive. Happy trails,
BillB800si 02/23/15 07:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: prime time mfg

My husband and I purchased a new 2015 Sanibel 3601 from our local dealer, General RV in Dover, FL, on Feb. 10, 2015 and it was presented to us with a problem with the bedroom slide not fully closing. The service manager tried to correct what he said he perceived as "just needs adjusting" and we proceeded with signing our contract. His effort did not fix the problem so we left it at the dealership. I called General RV on Feb. 11 and was told it was being serviced. I also received email that morning that indicated they had the unit and were looking for a solution to the problem. On Feb. 12, I spoke with the general manager and service manager and was told that they needed further direction from Prime Time. That was General Rv's last communication with us, even though I'd left a message asking that someone call us. On Feb. 16, I spoke with Prime Time and they said that they'd just received the request for warranty service and approved it. During the conversation, the gentleman, Rick, apologized for the problem we had, but also said something about the request saying that "customer brought it back after 2 days". Needless to say, we were furious that we would be accused of taking the unit off the lot and possibly causing damage to the slide. I called Forest River and spoke to Roger Stickel. He was apologetic also about our problem but when I mentioned I didn't like being accused, he said there was nothing on his copy of the warranty request that indicated we had taken possession. My husband and I are still trying to understand what's happening here. Mr. Stickel said he would be in touch with me on Tues. Feb. 24. The only communication I've received from General RV is a message on Feb. 18 that our "rails" were on order. - I will post a followup when I hear from Mr. Stickel on Feb. 24. - We are also looking for a plausible explanation for how our new rv was not inspected for highly visible defects before it was presented to us. We'd paid $997 to the dealer for a PDI and we truly don't believe a slide problem as great as this was caused by moving the unit from the back of the lot to the customer pick up area. Needless to say, we've lost some trust in the dealership. Now we're wondering if we can trust Prime Time and/or Forest River to help make this right for us. All we want is an undamaged, fully inspected Sanibel 3601. Our first payment is due on 3/27 and, at this point, we aren't certain we'll have an rv by then. =========================== I've bought two trailers from General RV in Wixom, Michigan. A Jayco Eagle and a Keystone. They're service is only mediocre. You constantly have to stay after them for service. Good luck,
BillB800si 02/22/15 07:44pm Beginning RVing
RE: Flipjack - Any experience with them?

I had it for a couple of years. Wouldn't buy another though. It extends by use of gravity (could hang up). You have to be sure it has "locked" itself before raising the tongue. It allows more movement (not a stable as a block of wood). Just my experience...
BillB800si 02/21/15 07:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Do they make such-a-thing?

quote=Ron3rd As to the door question, I wouldn't own a trailer with only 1 door. You'll find that second door comes in very, very handy.Our first trailer had 2 doors, which we did not know the importance of at first; we do now./quote ================================= Understandable with your 3001W floorplan. If someone's in the bathroom then the only bedroom entry is thru the outside door. We had a 2 door Jayco Eagle 322FKS. To me the second door was wasted space.. I do like the Rockwood 3029W floorplan.
BillB800si 02/17/15 03:14pm Travel Trailers
Rockwood Windjammer roof

Does anyone know if the Windjammers roof material Alpha Ply rolls over and is attached at the top of the sidewalls like on the Rockwood Ultra Lite Signature Series. I'm concerned about any seams on the top of the roof. The above hyperlink also has a video on how the roof is applied to trailers. Many thanks,
BillB800si 02/15/15 02:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Do they make such-a-thing?

Presently we are considering a three slide trailer that the couch faces the TV. Plus it's 1/2 ton towable. Forest River Rockwood Windjammer Model 3029W. Click here: Photos Video click here: Movie Plenty of inside & exterior storage areas. Happy trails,
BillB800si 02/15/15 02:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hemi 6.4 or Cummins

Diesel here in the Detroit area is running $2.95 and up a gallon. Regular gas is $2.08. Diesel usually is .80 to $1.00 more a gallon than diesel around here..
BillB800si 02/12/15 09:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Flint Michigan Show

I spoke with my elderly lol. My dad said it's been years since he went to one at Perani Center and he doesn't think they even have RV show there anymore. I went on the Perani website and didn't see it listed.he did say there is a show this weekend at the Birch Run Expo in Birch Run. He's going there tomorrow to scope it out. Wish I didn't have to work, I'd go with him :( ========================== Can't make the Birch Run show. Here's the website Birch Run Could make the Flint show if it looks big enough. Here's the Flint show. Flint Show
BillB800si 02/12/15 02:04pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Flint Michigan Show

Haven't been there in several years. Last time I went it was fairly large, it was in both areas of the IMA bulding. I don't think it is as big as the Novi show. I don't think it is as expensive either. My parents usually go, I'll check with them when I do my "elderly well being check" (Please don't take offense to that, its a joke between my dad and me). ================================ No offense taken. I'm a senior and understand :B Do get back as we may attend that show. Happy trails,
BillB800si 02/12/15 09:56am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
Flint Michigan Show

Noticed there's a RV Show going on in Flint, Michigan on March 19th to 22nd. Was wondering if anyone knows anything about it. Lots of dealers there? Very large? Overall impression? Many thanks,
BillB800si 02/12/15 07:17am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Hemi 6.4 or Cummins

......... The 6.4 did perform well for what it is, it managed to average just under 9 MPG for the 650 miles I had it. My CTD averages 11+ MPG, even with a heavier foot. If you want further info, PM me with your phone # and I'll be happy to answer any questions. ============================ With my Cummins diesel I consistently got 10 MPG hauling a trailer. Even with my older 5.9 Cummins. Nothing but a Hemi from now on...
BillB800si 02/12/15 06:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Hemi 6.4 or Cummins

If I remember right the 6.4 is a $1000 adder over the 5.7 Hemi. Either one would haul that trailer.
BillB800si 02/11/15 08:08pm Travel Trailers
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