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RE: Thinking about going from m MH to TT who makes quality units

June 25, 2015 What we witnessed was outstanding. The light weight Retro RV is assembled by Amish workers who place great pride in giving attention to detail. Thanks again to all the Riverside staff and we wish you very best success in your future endeavors.Jim Harrell ========================== Jim, I don't want to "rain on your parade" but those sweet little Amish workers are paid piecemeal. They make or assemble X amount of parts per day and go home. They are no better or worse than other assembly workers in other fields. We've been through many manufacturer tours and they all look nice on the outside. There are tons of poor quality control messages on these RV Forums. That's why most of us old timers suggest your final purchase to be made through a local dealer because chances are you'll need them for warranty work. Glad you're happy with your choice.
BillB800si 07/02/15 02:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thinking about going from m MH to TT who makes quality units

You may want to look over the Rockwood trailer line up. One model has a residential king bed the others have residential queens. Here's a video on one of the various Rockwood models Windjammer. It shows how strong the six sided trailers are. Good luck on your venture.
BillB800si 07/02/15 03:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Lance travel trailer question

Lance has been around for a long time. If you're concerned about a curved (rounded) top roof line ( like I am) you may want to investigate manufacturers that not only have curved roofs but also wrap the roof around the top and down the side wall a few inches where it is secured. No seams on the roof that way. Happy trails,
BillB800si 06/28/15 01:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tornado

Totaled our Keystone High Country a year ago on South I-75. AAA insurance gave us book value. But they wouldn't give us the 6% sales tax or $200 license fee we paid just 8 months before. Seems in Michigan we pay $200 license fee that's good forever but only for that particular trailer (non-transferable)...
BillB800si 06/28/15 01:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cougar 28rbswe vs...?

I'm confused by the part about "we're halfway through 2016." ============================ Well not quite. All new orders coming out now will be 2016 models. The RV guys usually change over to the next year models starting around the end of May. So if someone had ordered a new unit say in April and their delivery was in June it's probably a 2016 titled. Kind of like the way the auto companies keep jumping forward with their new models. Happy trails,
BillB800si 06/28/15 01:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cougar 28rbswe vs...?

Nice looking floor plan for a family. Mentions queen size bed. Is it a RV queen (60x72 inches or a residential queen at 60x80". Big difference if you're tall. Keystone's Cougar lites (and some other Keystone model trailers)are now coming out with a non-walk on roof. No ladder option available due to the roof not reinforced enough to walk on safely. This was a deciding factor on us not buying a new Cougar (bought a Rockwood 3029W instead). Happy trails,
BillB800si 06/28/15 01:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Miss my Jayco

We had a 2006 Jayco Eagle 322FKS. Had delamination- wife hated the construction (cheap)I didn't like the idea that Jayco used wood trusses in the roof. (still do). Good luck on your choice.
BillB800si 06/25/15 04:22am Travel Trailers
RE: lance trailers

All of my travel trailers from 1997 on have had a front window and I have never had a single leak. They all had a front rock guard on them however. My present trailer is a 2004 with many many miles on it and no leak. Barney ====================== It also has a cover over the front window to protect it. The lance doesn't. Happy trails,
BillB800si 06/23/15 06:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: lance trailers

That front window without a cover is going to take a lot of punishment from road debris.
BillB800si 06/23/15 11:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Those with dogs

Those that camp with dogs that allow them to pee/poo behind my camp site and bark at 6am. Please forgive me if I relieve myself behind your campsite and blair my music all night. $100/night doesn't weed out the inconsiderate ones evidently. Sorry for the rant. I try hard to respect others, especially while camping.:( ========================= Don't let those small things ruin your camping experience. Enjoy the outdoors the people and the sights. Life is too short to worry about POOP...:B
BillB800si 06/21/15 08:29am Travel Trailers
RE: lance trailers

The windows are not plastic, there acrylic, and only in the small 1575. The best thing to do is go look at a lot of TT, look at the construction, from the axels to the roof, then make your own decision. Don't confuse light weight with lack of quality, some people can't wrap their heads around modern technology. ========================== Here's a video with a good illustration of some solid built walls- ceilings and cabinets. We just ordered a 2016 3029W unit. And it is light weight for the size. Windjammer 3029W
BillB800si 06/21/15 08:25am Travel Trailers
RE: TT has arrived

We bought from A & S in Auburn Hills. ========================= Hope you obtained a good price for it. The last two trailers we bought ( just ordered a 2016 Rockwood Windjammer 3029W last Tuesday) we had quotes from A & E and both were a few thousand higher than Westland Camping center or Lloyd Bridges or Hamilton RV. It's getting more difficult to determine the ACTUAL MSRP prices on these units. I always figure at least 30% off MSRP. Good luck and see you on the road....:) Bill B. (Livonia, Michigan)
BillB800si 06/21/15 08:17am Travel Trailers
RE: lance trailers

Lance will let you tour the factory and see how they are built. That shows they are confident about the build quality. ============================= I don't know of any RV manufacturer that doesn't allowed you to tour their facilities. We've been to their plants many times. Lance trailers remind me of a truck slide on camper with wheels on it. Their bathrooms are small- their bedrooms don't allow for any privacy- they don't have front fiberglass one piece caps. Plus they are not the only ones with Azdel walls. My wife demands a dining table with 4 chairs and Lance doesn't have it..
BillB800si 06/20/15 07:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Adding furnace vent in bathroom

If you're camping with electrical hook-ups then I suggest a small electric heater with a temperature adjustment on it. Simple- portable and no worry of fumes or structural modifications. Remember the KISS principle... Happy trails,
BillB800si 06/15/15 06:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Travel trailer with front bedroom and rear window

If you're looking for a front bedroom that has a home size residential queen bed walk around and a walk in closet plus a rear window with 2 lazy boy recliner chairs (instead on the TV in the window) then take a look at the Rockwood Windjammer Model 3029W. Click here 3029W photos Oh, and you can pull it with a 1/2 ton truck... Happy trails,
BillB800si 06/14/15 06:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Shadow Cruiser after 1 year of ownership

A relative of mine (here in Michigan) refuses to sell me an Enterra Trailer (made by Cruiser) because of all the problems they have with Cruisers. It's a shame because we really liked the 317RES floorplan.. Oh well....
BillB800si 06/04/15 10:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Equalizer brand WD hitch Torque Specs

Maybe we should leave this thread with: " Equalizer Hitches" are the NOISIEST HITCHES in the world. They work but they sure are noisy..... A 7 year Equalizer user........................
BillB800si 05/06/15 09:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Equalizer brand WD hitch Torque Specs

You can buy the teflon pads at a very nominal price from Equal-i-zer and they stop the noise completely with no impact on the hitches performance. They are worth every penny--no more grease to deal with! ============================ I tried the pads- they wear out to quickly. Had to go back to grease. Its messy.....
BillB800si 05/05/15 06:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Equalizer brand WD hitch Torque Specs

=AngryBert-63 Many flaws?Aside from being a bit noisy, and coming from a Reese Dual Cam I KNOW hitch noise, name a few of these MANY flaws you're privy to./quote ====================== I could name a few (having owned one for 7 years). The L Brackets wear. They also bend out. One time going down I96 in Michigan I had a trucker honk at me to pull over. Found one of the sway bars had popped over the L Brkt and was sticking straight out in the next lane. Another time I had to contact Equalizer because the bolts on the hanger bracket on the tongue would not stay tight. Everytime we pulled in to a campground I had to retighten them. Equalizer sent me a new bracket. One time I backed into a campsite and the Equalizer was groaning & moaning. A old man came over and said, I didn't know much about hitches??? I've been camping since 1973.... Those bars can be a real pain getting on & off sometimes. I just received a reply from Blue Ox on their 1500# hitch and they said it would work fine on the Rockwood Windjammer because it doesn't work on the Equalizer principle of friction. Happy trails,
BillB800si 05/05/15 06:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Equalizer brand WD hitch Torque Specs

I just wish Blue Ox made a 1200# hitch. They go from 1000# then a 1500#. Too little or too much. Guess I'm stuck with going to a noisy Equalizer...
BillB800si 05/05/15 08:31am Travel Trailers
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