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RE: Wildcat Xlite vs. Rockwood Signature

I am considering these two brands, does anybody have any opinions on how they compare to each other? It seems the Wildcat is a little higher end, and priced about $5K more. Gman =========================== The Rockwood Signature Line is their high end trailer ultra lite model. It's a 6 sided aluminum framed vacuum formed unit. The units we've checked out all were better constructed than Jayco units we saw. Good luck on your choice.
BillB800si 12/20/14 09:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: insurance

Are you looking for Liability & Property Damage or just Road Service?? Good Sam has both types. Try and get one where you can notify them when your RV is put away for the winter and they will save you money. Take a look here: Good Sam Insurance Happy trails,
BillB800si 12/06/14 03:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: What light bulb is this?

You can buy LED equivalent candelabra bulbs. They're not cheap. Start looking here: LED Candelabra Happy trails,
BillB800si 12/06/14 03:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wholesale prices

Sometimes it's difficult to find MSRP. Dealers will just quote you a price with options listed. Try and get a quote that has the manufacturers MSRP listed and the dealer just checks off the options and totals the quote price to you. You may need to email a few dealers to get this type of a quote. The last two new trailers we bought I used the MSRP less 3-% to negotiate a final price. BTW, some dealers add prep charges some don't- find out!! Happy trails,
BillB800si 12/01/14 07:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Snakes On An RV?

Spent one winter in LaBelle Florida once and saw a small rattlesnake under my truck (warming up??). This cat came by and I noticed it kept jumping around under my truck. I investigated and it was trying to catch (play) with this snake. I got my shovel out and settled the matter forth with.....
BillB800si 12/01/14 07:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Name of website - Guide with specs on many makes and models

Here's one that may help RV Planet Listing I've used it many times in researching trailers. Happy trails,
BillB800si 12/01/14 06:57am General RVing Issues
RE: How a TT is built

Quality is whatever the customer accepts. The industry builds to a standard suitable for the market. When that changes the the industry will change.Sad but true. ============================ Think maybe the Japanese proved that wrong???
BillB800si 11/28/14 07:34am Travel Trailers
RE: How a TT is built

Come to think of it if the RV Industry had a computerized assy data system like the automotive industry has it would be easy to track down who was responsible for installing what part on what trailer. Track the unit via the VIN number and each worker on that unit would initial each job function. Then if need be charge the worker back for the warranty.. It's not "rocket science".
BillB800si 11/27/14 08:11am Travel Trailers
RE: How a TT is built

Last factory tour we took they explained to us that the assembly workers came early AM and are paid on piece work. When they meet their quota they are allowed to leave. Happy trails,
BillB800si 11/26/14 02:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: How a TT is built

We looked the Lance over but didn't like any of their floor plans. They make great slide on campers..
BillB800si 11/26/14 12:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ad valroem tag tax

Here in Michigan we pay a 6% Sales Tax (on purchase) then a one time (lifetime) tag of $200. Law just changed to allow for credit on "trade ins". ( Sale price less trade-in difference at 6% sales tax) That way you not paying sales tax on two different vehicles. Happy trails,
BillB800si 11/26/14 11:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Stuck between the brand I want and the trailer I want...

I had a 5ver with a huge rear window. (2001 Alpenlite Augusta 32RL) The rear window was #1 on the list of things I hated. . that was one question I asked a long time ago and never got feed back. I observed that those who espouse dual pain windows and get a 5er with a huge rear window, if those were DP. I guess not, sort of defeats putting up with them on the other tiny windows if the large one isn't.bumpy ============================ The Keystone 321RES has a huge rear window. About 95% of the time I'm looking at the back of someone else's trailer. Now looking at a Rockwood 8310SS. Lots of exterior storage. Tons of storage inside- 40"TV- rear kitchen (wife loves) and a frig outside for beverages. Life is good.
BillB800si 11/26/14 11:34am Travel Trailers
RE: How a TT is built

And Jayco is proud of that video. ================================== We had a 2007 Jayco Eagle 322FKS trailer. Guess they still use old technology( wood trusses- wood floor- fiberglass batten insulation etc..) We presently are looking over a 2015 Forest River Rockwood 8310SS trailer with aluminum walls, flooring and roof. Also has solid foam insulation. Got rid of our Jayco when we found delamination problems. Happy trails,
BillB800si 11/26/14 08:12am Travel Trailers
RE: My RV money is spent ... now what do I pull it with?

Add a correctly set up Equalizer hitch--for the best sway control and weight distribution---to that rig and you will have an awesome setup. And I agree with your wife that a SUV is a much more useful travel vehicle than a truck. ========================== Or look at the "Blue Ox" hitch. Easier than the "Equaklizer" hitch.
BillB800si 11/24/14 06:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: New RV problems

----BillB800si You keep bringing up recalls. Recalls are generally for addressing safety concerns, not 'my toilet seat won't stay up'. It would be different if this was a safety issue such as a possible fridge fire, underrated tires installed or a frame failure. My point was that you can not sue anyone for this and neither the manufacturer nor dealer are under any obligation to address this. It would set a precedence if they did. It's not a case of bad workmanship, material or component failure or damage detected at PDI. It's a poor design creating a nuisance for the user. The OP had every opportunity to discover and reject this design issue prior to signing the contract. Now he owns it. None of this helps the OP solve his problem. But suggesting he lawyer up and sue is RIDICULOUS.----------- =================== 2112,I mentioned recall ONCE... Yes recalls are "generally" due to safety issues but not always. I never suggested he hire an attorney or to sue.?????
BillB800si 11/23/14 09:45am Travel Trailers
RE: New RV problems

81Shovelhead....WOW Can not believe all the Keystone bashing . We have a 2014 Cougar 28 RLS & ALL minor issues were resolved by Keystone & dealer although the 1 year warranty had expired . PDI List (can't stress this enough) This is not a bad design that failed this is a design flaw that OP agreed to upon signing the contract, ====================================== 81Shovelhead, the key word in your message is "minor". Sure Keystone took care of your "minor" issues after the warranty was up. It was minor. Cheap.. no problem.. job done... Repositioning a toilet is not a minor issue. If it was keystone would have had it done PRONTO!! And saying that the OP agreed to the design flaw is ridiculous. Had he known about it he certainly would have addressed it. And BTW if you ever get recall notice on your driving vehicle just ignore it. You agreed to the design failure when you signed for the vehicle. Now does that make any sense??? of course not. The OP just wants keystone to rectify their own design problem of which they are responsible for. Probably the OP will come up with a "rube Goldberg" fix but he shouldn't have to.
BillB800si 11/23/14 05:50am Travel Trailers
RE: We finally arrived at our decision

We looked that unit over but the only exterior storage area is under the bed. Not enough. We finally have decided on the Rockwood 8310SS that also has a bedroom slide out and plenty of exterior storage not to mention the full width front wardrobe. Good luck with your choice.
BillB800si 11/22/14 08:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: New RV problems

2112quote RIDICULOUS That's like saying I can sue Ford because I don't like the way the door doesn't stay open. The hold notches are improperly located. I had every opportunity to discover that before I bought the truck. It's a design flaw, plain and simple but I can't sue Ford or the dealer because of it. ======================= 2112, haven't you watching the news lately. Auto design flaws are being recalled by the millions this past year. If it's a design flaw then the designer ( manufacturer) is completely responsible for fixing it PERIOD.. Don't kid yourself Keystone knew about this problem before they shipped it to the dealer.
BillB800si 11/22/14 08:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Traveling with dogs that RV parks get concerned about

There are more and more campgrounds refusing dogs over 35# weight limit. That's fine with our 70# Weimaraner we just go someplace else. When we plan on a long stay somewhere then a fenced dog park is a must. To each their own Happy trails,
BillB800si 11/21/14 07:48am RV Pet Stop
RE: WD hitch on a F150

Have used the Equalizer brand for years. Keep an extra set of L-Pins. They are known to wear out over time. In fact we had a trucker hail us that our Spring Arm Bar was sticking straight out from the hitch (due to the bar slipping over the bent L-Pin). Be sure you get the proper Shank Size and hitch size for you trailer hook up. Happy trails,
BillB800si 11/20/14 08:00am Towing
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