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RE: Dear Marcus-Your Millions, My Rules

Having purchased our New to us, a used 2008 Sunnybrook Sunset Creek TT from CW Kingston. The salesman saved the sale as exactly what the original poster stated, no one checked the unit. Being experienced rvers we weren't paying or signing until we were satisfied. The interior wasnt cleaned and there was mouse poop. I am amazed that my wife even continued, but she liked the unit. The cleaning crew couldnt care less and had to be pushed. The salesman did setup an experienced tech who truely wanted us to be happy. I wanted all systems run up and checked out. The manager was BLEH and we had a couple of go-rounds. So I think it goes to management of the individual stores and then trickles down from there. Certainly if I was managing a CW, everyone would be on point. In sales, which I am, a simple mantra is "you never get a second chance to make a first impression". NO matter my mood or issues of the day, once im dealing with a customer, I hit the switch and go into over service mode. I see these complaints come nationwide so who ever is the main sales manager in charge of training the individual store managers, needs more training.....Its starts at the top
Crabbypatty 08/25/16 04:51am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Need help! Directions that allow an RV to Jones Beach

You can take the 440 OuterBridge Crossing to the Staten Island Express Way. Then take the Brooklyn Queens Expressway to the Long Island Express Way. Then there are other routes to go south to Jones. be Careful Trailers Trucks aren't allowed on the Parkways. Long Island Parkways have notoriously LOW Bridges and your TC might get sheared off depending on the height. Be careful on your route South. If you have a low TC like cap height I would take a chance and run the parkway from the expressway. Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 08/25/16 04:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Fuel Economy on 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 with the 8 speed Tranny

Our former k2500 Suburban with the 8.1L and 3 speed towing 7500-8000lbs was 6-8 depending on the hills and 11 around town. Our 2015 F250 6.2L 6 speed 3.73 rear. Around town its in the 14's. Towing 12.5. Very impressed. I was concerned with getting a gasser and wanted a diesel, but Im very happy with the gasser as we only tow 20 days or so, and I didnt want to pay the diesel price penalty
Crabbypatty 08/24/16 05:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Factory Installed Brake Controllers

We just upgraded to an f250 with the controller. Before that we had the Prodigy P3 that I hooked up. No matter the adjustment or wiring I always felt like I was being pushed by the TT. Now with the built int controller, like magic stops on a dime. I was cut off and had to lock it up and it did. Must be something with the onboard computer syncing it all together. HUGE difference. In the ford you can input fr the different types of trailers that you tow. Love it!
Crabbypatty 08/24/16 05:02am Towing
RE: Refrigerator and fueling?

Ive never turned it off. The TV is way up there and the TT is way back there.Never an issue.
Crabbypatty 08/19/16 05:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best lobster in Maine

On the right side of the causeway before you drive into Mt Desert Island which is aka Bar Harbor, is Trents Lobster Pound. we had the sweetest wood fired cooked in ocean water 2.5 pounders. Im salivating....
Crabbypatty 08/19/16 05:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cherrystone, Campground, VA

We went 5x's and want to go back. Of all the cg's that we have been to in 12 years of rving, this is our favorite. Cant wait to go back. Theres just something about it!
Crabbypatty 08/19/16 04:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Northeast Trip

I live in North East and agree that if you have a choice take I81 up. 95 is just horrible on a good day. I95 in Maine I believ would be fine having driving it many times the size of the truckers going up there are huge. Google I95 there are books and websites that provide all the information. We Camped at Bar Harbor Oceanfront KOA and had a great time. We had a waterfront site. They have a guy that cooks lobsters every night and you just walk up and pay. Something really cool is that they have a free bus that circles the island. All you need to do is walk up the office and wait for it. This will take you everywhere. On the way into Mt Desert Island which is Bar Harbor on the right side of the causeway is Trents Lobster Pound. We devoured the sweetest most tender 2.5 lb lobster that we ever had. Acadia we took our bikes and biked the park, drove some and had lunch up at the lake house. Amazing country! Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 08/18/16 04:52am Roads and Routes
RE: Best choice? Small Generator vs Solar Setup -> weekend camp

I dry camp as much as FHU. Last year I put 428 watts of solar up on the roof for dry camping. DW and I are getting older and moving the Honda 3000i is a chore, especially when walking in loose beach sand. Our first trip with 4 people charging there phones, ipads, laptops. Watching TV and playing there radio and even being lazy using the electric coffee pot instead of perking on stove(due to heat), my two Trojan 125's went down to 70-75%. Late afternoon and without tiltable panels we awere back up to 100%. I bough the Honda 12 years ago when I would go to work so DW and kids would have juice. Now after solar I wish I had installed it sooner. I don't run the whole TT off of it. I chased a circuit that runs the bedroom outlets & tv's. Those are powered by a xantrax 2000 watt inverter. I did this to keep the refrig off of electric. I just as easily could have made a receptacle and just plugged in the cord. It so nice not having to deal with the generator. You also need good batteries. I have Trojan T-125s 6 volt golf cart batteries. They are designed for deep discharge and recharging. You need these, they are expensive but when I sold my other TT after 10 years, they were still going strong. The key is to never let them go below 50% charge.
Crabbypatty 08/17/16 04:44am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Bumper carrier fail..

The OEM bumper is not designed to carry anything but the spare. However as many websites sell carriers that are made for hitches, people make adapaters or bolt on a hitch to the OEM bumper then the fun begins. I took mine off and had 1/4" steel tube made up at the local welding shop along with a welded on class 3 receiver. Never a problem. Also the pitching movement on the bumper is extreme and alot of folks do not realize that.
Crabbypatty 08/16/16 04:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Testing Drinking Water

I sanitize my rv with 1/4 cup bleach per 15 gallons in the tank fill the lines then let it sit over night. Drain refill and flush. However we never drink from it. I have yet to see backflow preventers in cg's so you really dont know what germs are coming from some dude 12 sites over. An example was the guy next to us last year. He parked set up then also connected his black tank flush to water line on the mast. Disgusting. I dont know about you but im not going to drink his S**t. We always bring bottled and I use a large whole house filter that I install in line from the cg to the rig. Happy trials
Crabbypatty 08/12/16 04:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Trojan T-105 batteries rock

I bought a pair of T 125's for our TT back in 2004. Installed the Charge Wizard which properly modulates the PW house charger. Plugged in at home all the time. When I sold the TT in 2014 they were still going strong so it was a no brainer to do the same thing on our new to us TT. The key to wet battery usage longevity is to not discharge them more than 50%. Though they are designed to go to 0, this adds to there life significantly. Now I have 428 watts solar on a Morning star controller. We spent a week at the beach, dry camping with tw0 college kids charging there stuff and we never ran the generator. So get a battery meter or plug a VOM into the cigarette lighter socket and measure the batteries charge state. I also feed a 2000 watt Xantrax Inverter so we have 110volts for tv's whatever. Still run the frig on gas but when we get lazy, we do plug in the coffee pot!
Crabbypatty 08/09/16 04:34am Truck Campers
RE: 28' bunk house suggestions?

We have a 2008 Sunnybrook Sunset Creek 298BH. We remove dinette table and leave the bathroom door open. You now can do your business on the road with the slide in. Not sure why you need to access the bunks with the slide but you can squeeze into the rear. On long tows taking a lunch break at a rest area, I just put the slide out and relax for an hour, snooze on the couch. I really like the unit but the only real complaint is that the Amish must be the tiniest people, the bathroom is tight. This unit can sleep ten, not that I would do that but has lots of options if you have the need.
Crabbypatty 08/06/16 05:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Tong weight

I utilized the "home method" as shown in the boatus link. Helped rearrange my gear in the front storage bay, and keep my present hitch.
Crabbypatty 08/06/16 05:20am Towing
RE: traveling to Long Island N.Y.

You need to make reservations now and I bet you will not find anything.Its the high season but sometimes people cancel so try anayway. Wildwood SP, Wading River or Eastern LI CG in Greenport, would be better bets as they are on the North Fork. You would drive down the NoFo and cross over on the Ferries to visit her. Thats the fastest way. On the South Fork Indian Island CP Riverhead, Sears Bellow CP Hampton Bays, Cedar Point CP East Hampton. Google Suffolk County Parks for info. This is the high season and you are coming before Labor Day. Maybe a better bet is if your daughter has a driveway to pull in to. The park system opens up after Labor Day when the kids go back top school. Wildwood, Indian Island and Eastern LI have hookups. ALL of the others have water, dump stations and bath houses. No electric no sewer its dry camping. PM me if you need more help. Happy trails
Crabbypatty 07/28/16 04:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Genset....need one. Advice.

I always find it interesting that after "rvers" pay tens of thousands for a TV & a Rig that they cheap out and buy the loud noisy generators. Camping at a county park, security gave the guy next to us the business about his. He had to turn it off, all the while my Honda 3000 was purring along. They never heard it. I have had to tell some of these folks many times to turn it off as they place it on my side so they cant be bothered with it. The new rule in the county park is that the portables have now to be on the door side. BTW my honda 3000i is 12 years old and all Ive done is change the oil and spark plug.
Crabbypatty 07/28/16 04:30am Tech Issues
RE: Downtown Charleston SC Parking

When we stayed at James Island CP, they had a shuttle that ran everyday in and out. Thats part of why we stayed there. Charleston is crowded and the streets are tight.
Crabbypatty 07/21/16 04:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ram 2500/Ford F250/Chevy 2500-GAS Engines Towing

We just purchased a 2015 F250 Platinum Quad cab with the tow package. 6.2L gas with a 6 speed. Towing a 7,000+/-# Sunnybrook. I wanted a diesel but this truck presented itself. 14.5mpg around town and towing through the hills of Ct & Mass we averaged 12.5 mpg. The onboard brake controller is a huge step up from the Prodigy I had in the Burb. Somehow the on board computer can sense the load & deceleration and apply the proper amount of amps. I always felt I was getting pushed in the Burb while braking but now, stops straight, true and quickly. I was a Chevy man but this Ford is a beast. Plenty of power, easy towing, very impressed. We made a great purchase.
Crabbypatty 07/21/16 04:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sway Issues with 2013 1500 Suburban

You do not indicate what kind of hitch set up you have. Hitch needs to have sway control. I use the reese dual cam wd hitch and have never had an issue, now with second tv. Though a 1500 Suburban is probably close to being maxed out. Check tongue weight, hitch setup. If that doesnt cure it then beef up the Suburban heavier shocks and tires.
Crabbypatty 07/07/16 04:20am Towing
RE: RV wrecks - to many

There are rvers and there are people who buy rvs and tow them with the family everyday vehicle. The accidents are caused by themselves. Its still horrible, but inevitable, same with the boating accidents. Perhaps someday there will be a mandatory license and road test required. Until then watch your 6!
Crabbypatty 07/06/16 04:20am Towing
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