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RE: Kind of interesting on mold

I would be more concerned with the source of the mold. If there is adequate ventilation than there is an excess moisture source coming from somewhere. You need to fix/find the source of the moisture vs. finding a solution for the effect of the moisture.
Lantley 09/17/14 05:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Portable generator

jaycocrreek, Please tell me where I can purchase a new Honda 2000i for "under $1,000 and they will have my order within 24 hours! I'll be waiting. Quite a few options Check Here
Lantley 09/16/14 05:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: New to RV's and need some advice for winter....

Sounds like you are on a mission. Maybe it can be done but why? I know you have your reasons but you should put your resources and efforts into finding a warmer locations vs. using your survival skills in the Wisconsin winter. Maybe you are doing it for the challenge or simply for enjoyment. But there are more logical/reasonable ways to live than taking on the brutal Wisconsin winter. Sounds like you are prepared nevertheless it will be a challenge. Basic RV's were never designed for those extreme conditions. Good Luck.
Lantley 09/16/14 04:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Disappointed In New 5'er Models

We feel the same. Friends in our resort buy new rigs and invite us in to see them. The poor fit, materials and workmanship on the new ones take away any chance for the "wow" factor. We put a new residential fridge in our "prez" last spring and several neighbors wanted to see it. We got more comments about how nice our rig was than you could imagine. Dave I agree some of the older models are more solidly constructed. However the newer models have advancements that older units just don't have. Solid surface counters,LED lighting,residential refrigerators,additional slide outs,additional 1/2 baths,exterior kitchens and auto leveling are significant improvements vs. the older models. Nevertheless I agree with the OP if you don't get that WOW factor keep looking. Hershey RV show was this weekend . Lots to see in one location. If you are seriously in the market the Hershey show is the place to browse The only item on the list that can not easily be added to an existing rig is additional slides. Otherwise all the "advancements" are cosmetic. Agreed but things like auto level are now standard. However they are a $3,500.00 aftermarket option. Corian/solid surface counters are standard. They are a bit pricey to add later. As much as I like the auto level feature. It is a real game changer. I'm not sure I'd be willing pay $3,500.00 to add it. My point remains the new units have made significant improvements due to advances in technology . The new units are not all just glitz and glamour! LOL
Lantley 09/15/14 06:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Disappointed In New 5'er Models

We feel the same. Friends in our resort buy new rigs and invite us in to see them. The poor fit, materials and workmanship on the new ones take away any chance for the "wow" factor. We put a new residential fridge in our "prez" last spring and several neighbors wanted to see it. We got more comments about how nice our rig was than you could imagine. Dave I agree some of the older models are more solidly constructed. However the newer models have advancements that older units just don't have. Solid surface counters,LED lighting,residential refrigerators,additional slide outs,additional 1/2 baths,exterior kitchens and auto leveling are significant improvements vs. the older models. Nevertheless I agree with the OP if you don't get that WOW factor keep looking. Hershey RV show was this weekend . Lots to see in one location. If you are seriously in the market the Hershey show is the place to browse
Lantley 09/15/14 04:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pulling through big cities

I just avoid rush hour if possible. I hate stop and go traffic pulling a RV. I hate it with or without RV! I live just outside of a big city. Congested traffic is a way of life.
Lantley 09/12/14 06:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Y adapter for fresh water at park water supply post?

Well the flushing device has a back flow preventer. That and the grey hose is only hooked up during the flushing operation, don't want that tanked filled on accadent! That and you would need to suck back about 15' of water. do you fill your tanks from questionable or uncertain sources ?? Everytime I connect to the CG water source. Which is all the time.
Lantley 09/10/14 05:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pulling through big cities

Follow the big trucks and look for the truck route signs. That works great if you want to overnight in an industrial park or lunch at a warehouse. Yeah, those are the ONLY two places a big truck will ever go... THe main thing to gain from following big truck is you get a sense that the clearances along the road are adequate. If you are in uncharted territory clearances become the first concern. Seeing 18 wheelers provides a sense of security that clearances are not an issue. But as mentioned this following/observing trucks is not a big city only issue, but can be beneficial in rural areas as well. There is a certain fear of the unknown that applies when driving in an unfamiliar area regardless if the area is urban or rural.
Lantley 09/10/14 05:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Outside Kitchen Sink Drain

It is very common for outdoor kitchen sinks not to drain into a tank. As someone mentioned at least yours went to the far side of your rig. Some require a bucket beneath the sink. Often the sink elevation is lower then the tanks. THe 1st rule of plumbing states stuff does not flow uphill!
Lantley 09/09/14 06:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pulling through big cities

I've not had problems with larger towns or cities, but I have had my share of problems in small country town across the mid-west? Why ... well, we've been driving for a while, we're hungry and want to swing through McDonalds. We pull in, attempt to go around the building and come out the other side.... only problem is, the road does not go around the other side! That means backing out all the way around the building back to the road, sometimes, backing into the road, to move on. This actually happened to us twice this summer. As soon as you get around that building, this great big .... "OH SH!!" with a deep low rumble somehow grumbles under my breath! Dutchman that's just it. Small towns can be just a lethal as big cities. Although hitting a dead end at McD's is pure operator error.:) No solution for that! LOL.:S Truth is you are towing or driving a large rig and you need to be very aware of your surroundings. If you want to travel our great country without limits you will encounter a few tricky situations along the way. Some you can prepare for some you cannot. Detours,construction,road closures,accidents can quickly send you into unchartered territory. Small towns can have just as many pitfalls as big cities. You need to be alert at all times regardless of the cities population or size. Unfortunately there is no RV fairy to guarantee 4 lane highways with all large intersections free of congestion and lane closures. The good news is once you been at it awhile. You gain confidence and ability. You will no longer fear big cities or anything else. Yes it takes time but at this point I research as much as possible verify my directions via a few sources. Avoid relying on GPS 100% Take your time and you'll be fine.
Lantley 09/09/14 06:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Very dissatisfied with GSRA

Would someone explain to me how you blow a brake line on the TV. I don't have a brake line on my TV. What am I missing? TV= Tow Vehicle. I hope you have brake lines on your tow vehicle
Lantley 09/09/14 12:56pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: how bad are 6 gallon gas/elec water heaters?

We started with a RV with 6 gallon heater. Everything was fine. Use gas and electric and recovery is pretty quick. Allow 15 minutes between showers and you will be OK
Lantley 09/08/14 06:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Are your slides independently actuated?

OR does use a cable slide system. Its main advantage is not that slides can be operated individually, but the cable system does not require a driveshaft for the slides. The main beam of the RV does not have a large hole drilled in it to accommodate the slide mechanism. A smaller lighter main beam can be used resulting in substantial weight savings.Open Range RV's are 1500-2000 lbs. lighter than a comparable model. For the record the salesman was not totally blowing smoke. There are hydraulic slide systems that all slides move at once. The slides can be operated independently by using bypass valves switches etc. but typically the slides all move together
Lantley 09/08/14 06:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dealing with bow wave

Although it's not for everyone because of the price, I can echo what I've seen others writing about an anti-sway hitch like the ProPride. We've got a single-rear wheel, short bed F350 towing a reltively rear-heavy 35' trailer. The hitch performs amazingly. We've honestly NEVER felt any movement from big rigs passing us either in our direction of traffic, or against it. Even the movement that is caused by strong winds is minimal. I don't believe that there's any such thing as 100% elimination of sway/movement - after all, a strong enough wind can move anything around. But a good hitch can go a LONG way in making the tow much more relaxing. Exactly, Despite what others may believe, you do not have to accept or live with the bow wave effect. A premium hitch can and will eliminate the bow wave!
Lantley 09/08/14 04:28am Travel Trailers
RE: new or used?

Have you ever bought used? If that question was directed at me, No I have never bought used and have no desire to do so. Nevertheless there is nothing wrong with buying used if you can find something acceptable
Lantley 09/08/14 04:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: new or used?

I bought new to get exactly the unit I wanted with the exact features and options I wanted. I ordered my unit to get it to my liking. I was not willing to compromise or accept a unit the way someone else wanted it just to save money. I plan to keep the unit a long time so I am not really concerned about depreciation. I also think an RV has about a 10-15 life cycle. I know they can last much longer but 10-15 is when units seem to show wear and interiors become a bit dated. I also buy new to maximise the RV's life span life span. I think buying used because all the problems have been worked out is a fallacy. Plenty of used units have problems. We read about them everyday. I don't think used units are somehow more reliable than new units! That just doesn't make sense...LOL I do think buying a higher quality used unit is a good way to buy as well if you're willing to accept what you find available in terms of colors and floor plan vs. picking the exact floorplan yourself. However be sure to buy the unit because you like it not because it's a bargain. Good Luck the search can be half the fun of buying........sometimes:@
Lantley 09/07/14 07:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: gas price ripoff

All this regional pricing stuff is kind of a moot point for me. For the most part while connected to the 5'er I'm filling up based on convenience not price. Finding a station, usually a truck stop that gives me easy in and out access is the first criteria for stopping. Price is secondary. I'm certainly not going to pass an easy access fuel stop to a tight hard to access station for the savings. While every penny counts the cost difference of fuel between stations is a negligible amount in the overall cost of camping. When disconnected I may seek price but while connected convenience is my first priority.
Lantley 09/07/14 06:03am General RVing Issues
RE: What are the advantages of frameless windows?

Check out this link to see lots of photos of frameless windows Frameless RV windows
Lantley 09/06/14 02:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: What are the advantages of frameless windows?

I've heard different things from different people: one said the frameless windows slid open just like the framed windows, and one said that they just open at the bottom. Personally I don't see how they would slide up/down, or sideways since they look like one piece of glass. Lantley you can definitely answer as to whether they slide back and forth or up and down. And could you post a picture of how they slide. TIA. All of mine tilt open from the bottom. they do not slide. I have no pictures of them open because I seldom open my windows.
Lantley 09/06/14 02:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Two Sewer Outlets?

Indeed it is a pain! My TH has a rear half bath with its own tank and usually I tell the family to only use the main bath so that I don't have to move the sewer hose. Why buy with a rear bath if you can never use it? I have the same set up as Sinecure and I also avoid using rear bath. It's not that you can't use it but when it is just the family we don't need to use it. If the kids bring guest we may use it. But in general the family is fine using one bath. Honestly if I had to do it again I may have avoided the rear 1/2 bath. I like the floor plan but I dislike the additional tank. For me the additional tank is more trouble than it's worth. Why dump two 1/4 filled black tanks if you don't have to? My family can easily last a week on a single 40 gallon black tank. Having 2 just creates unnecessary work. OUr rear 1/2 bath is slowly turning into a closet on most trips:@
Lantley 09/06/14 01:54pm Fifth-Wheels
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