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RE: What Do You Do First?

Setting up order is really unimportant. Everything can wait until you need it. Concur. My order varies, and can be situational. In hot weather- maybe it's electric for AC. Another time, it may be water. Regardless of the order, I'm done in 20 min You guys have obviously never hooked up at a site with bad electric and been forced to change sites.
Lantley 11/23/14 01:26pm Beginning RVing
RE: Garmin back up camers

I have the Garmin 760 LMT and the BC-20 back up camera. It all works very well. Camera image is far from HD quality,but it is adequate as a back up camera. There is no night vision lighting,camera does not work very well in the dark. Nevertheless the camera is a nice option. Being able to use the Garmin display is a tremendous plus. You can switch between camera image and map view with the touch of a icon on the display screen. The biggest advantage of the Garmin camera is that you don't need a separate monitor for the Back up camera. The Garmin GPS display can serve both purposes. My camera is mounted on the rear of my 40' 5'er. I had to order the extension cable ($35.99 ? additional) to get the image to display properly. Without the cable the camera image was erratic and went in and out. In the end the install works well. For less then $200.00 I added a decent back up camera. I have had the set up for 2 season now without any issues
Lantley 11/23/14 01:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: attn: Weight Police

I go by the rear axle and tire ratings for 5th wheel pin weight. There are a lot of variables that go into the manufacturer's GVWR and GCVWR. They apply to the Rockies as well as Clearwater Beach. But tire weight ratings and axle weight ratings are linear with no variables unless you're planning on jumping the dunes with your 5th wheel attached. just my humble take on it. So if the rear axle is rated for that weight does that mean the rest of the truck is rated for the same weight as well? Where does the GVWR come into play?
Lantley 11/23/14 12:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW MPG

The difference in MPG is negligible 1 MPG at most. Whatever the dually lacks in MPG's is returned via additional braking power. DRW vs. SRW MPG's is really a non issue. I still don't understand the braking thing. The brakes are the same on the SWR as the DRW trucks unless a model change. I have never ever been able to lock up my rear wheels on my srw trucks while towing. The DRW simply gives you more tire surface on the ground which translates into more braking surface,(twice as much surface). In the end the additional tires provide better braking. It's not a matter of locking up the tires but a matter of a shorter stopping distance. Imagine if Fred Flinstone could have stopped using 4 feet vs. 2! My point is that the brake pads, rotors and hydraulic system does not have enough power to make two wheels slide with a load on it so how is two more wheels going to make you stop faster? If anything, the two extra wheels and fenders is more weight to stop. :S Like many things on the forum. We calculate,figure,wonder,hypothesize and imagine but none of this is a substitute for actual experience. We draw firm conclusions based on everything except actual experience. I have towed the same 10K trailer with both a dually and a SRW truck. The DRW truck stops significantly better. If in doubt get your hands on a dually and give it a real life trial.
Lantley 11/23/14 07:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: High cost of diesel

The world demand for diesel fuel is higher than it's ever been, hence the high prices. Global economy and all that. I just installed an additional 91 gallons so I get to choose when and where and at what price I get my diesel. I never understand the aux. tank logic. 91 gallons of diesel is worth $350.00. The tank itself is $500.00. I'm not sure where the savings is vs. filling tank with diesel 125.00 at a time. Yes occasionally. I may have to make a 145.0 fill up. But how often are you forced to buy overpriced fuel. My numbers are not precise but I'm not sure how buying/carrying more fuel results in savings? I understand you may fill up when its bargain priced. But how do you predict the future. Buy today,price could drop tomorrow. Where does it end? I'm not trying to challenge your choice there are lots of people using aux. tanks. I just don't understand how buying more fuel results in savings.
Lantley 11/22/14 05:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: What Do You Do First?

I usually check for voltage and polarity before I do anything, have had too many occasions where it's bad and I need to move to another site. After that, then the power cord, slide out, water and cold refreshment after the easy chair :) This ^^^^ Power first. You maybe able to survive without water or sewer. But no power will force you to change sites. If/when a no power scenario occurs you will be aggravated enough. When no power leads to changing sites disconnecting water and sewer that you just hooked up will only add to your aggravation. Depending on how your slides are configured and where your sewer outlet is located. It maybe wise to hook up sewer before extending slides. In my case my outlet is beneath my slide. I have to crawl under slide to attach sewer. I have learned it is easier to attach sewer before extending slide.
Lantley 11/22/14 04:10pm Beginning RVing
RE: attn: Weight Police

What is the payload rating on your drivers door sticker? Those figures are specific to your truck and are more accurate than any on line source or brochure. As someone mentioned above the ratings are based on any trailer you may tow and are not calculated specifically for RV trailer use. After market add-ons do not increase your payload rating
Lantley 11/22/14 02:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW MPG

6 wheels on the ground compared to 4 wheels on the ground is not twice as much braking surface—1.5 times as much. Extra weight from heavier dually suspension reduces mileage. In Fords a dually always comes with higher numeric rear ratio making engine spin faster causing lower mileage. GM had a white paper out a few years ago saying diesels are more susceptible to reduced mileage from high engine RPMs than are gas engines. Luckily the low RPM torque peak in diesels lets you gear them for slow RPMs if you got a big enough engine. My son went from 7.3 regular cab long bed 16 mpg to 7.3 crew cab long bed dually 12 mpg. Your results may vary. Well I assumed we all knew both trucks would have front wheels which is why I mentioned 2 wheel vs 4 wheels being twice as much:S In your son case your just not comparing SRW vs. DRW. You are also comparing regular cab to crew cab. If you keep chassis,engine size and all other factors equal and only compare SRW vs DRW MPG difference is negligible.
Lantley 11/22/14 08:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW MPG

The difference in MPG is negligible 1 MPG at most. Whatever the dually lacks in MPG's is returned via additional braking power. DRW vs. SRW MPG's is really a non issue. I still don't understand the braking thing. The brakes are the same on the SWR as the DRW trucks unless a model change. I have never ever been able to lock up my rear wheels on my srw trucks while towing. The DRW simply gives you more tire surface on the ground which translates into more braking surface,(twice as much surface). In the end the additional tires provide better braking. It's not a matter of locking up the tires but a matter of a shorter stopping distance. Imagine if Fred Flinstone could have stopped using 4 feet vs. 2!
Lantley 11/22/14 07:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW MPG

The difference in MPG is negligible 1 MPG at most. Whatever the dually lacks in MPG's is returned via additional braking power. DRW vs. SRW MPG's is really a non issue.
Lantley 11/22/14 06:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is Hitching a Fiver Easier?

Hooking up a fiver is much easier simply because you can see the pin and hitch. I buying new the auto level feature is a must have option. I went from a TT with a Hensley hitch to a fiver with auto level. Hook up is night and day easier.
Lantley 11/22/14 06:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ordered 5th wheel delima

The whole point of ordering is to get the RV exactly the way you want it equipped vs. the way someone else ordered it. Ordering often requires additional wait time. I ordered my current rig and waited to get it equipped the way I wanted it. Just wait it out . You will be much happier in the long term. A few weeks wait is negligible over the lifetime of the RV. In the end the wait will be worth it to get what you wanted
Lantley 11/22/14 06:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I am mad....

The idea of dropping it off and just waiting for some undetermined date would be a deal breaker for me. Personally I would seek another option even if that required me to pay for it. Free/warranty is often more trouble than it's worth.
Lantley 11/22/14 06:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Dometic 2652 RBX Not Properly Vented In Tango Trailer

Hey, I get it guys. I'm clearly not Hemmingway. There was quite a bit of word vomit in my post and I could have done a better job with making it easer to read. It's not a forum for me to vent four years of frustration trying to get a refrigerator working properly. The idea is to share problems and help each other and that's all I tried to do. Point well taken on the grammar issue. The important thing is you shared your experience. In the end I did learn a bit concerning the correct venting of the fridge. I imagine many will find this thread beneficial.
Lantley 11/20/14 04:17am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic 2652 RBX Not Properly Vented In Tango Trailer

I was able to follow the story. Glad to hear you got things work out. As to proper formatting and punctuation it would help make your post easier to read. While Scott G's comment was a bit blunt! There is some validity to what he is saying. From a pratical standpoint more formatting would be beneficial.
Lantley 11/19/14 09:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Would you buy this truck?

When I bought my truck 3 years ago I was dead set on a 7.3 Powerstroke. After months of looking and all the crazy prices I bought my 2006 Duramax with half the miles and a much better transmission. I like Ford trucks but I don't like them that much. I guess a truck is worth what ever someone is willing to pay for it. How much do you suppose that dealer gave in trade for that pickup? Exactly as great as the 7.3 PSD is it is not worth 06-07 Duramax money.
Lantley 11/18/14 05:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: cold weather camping

I will camp in 20º overnight weather. While I have camped in colder, below 20ºF gets to be to much work/hassle. I'm camping for fun and relaxation. Not trying to simulate a survival mission. As long as day time temps are above freezing. Cold weather camping is doable without a lot of additional drama or heartache
Lantley 11/17/14 07:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Construction methods?

The windows in my Mobile Suites are labeled Insulated Window. They get hot in the direct sun and probably cold in cold weather Of course they do, they are glass. Touch your wall in your house in the winter. Not cold? Maybe because depending on construction that wall could be R11 up to R22. or higher. Touch your window in your house in the winter. Cold? Absolutely. Depending on window in round numbers it could single pane(R1) or a triple pane (up to R6). See R6 is still cold because it isn't an insulated wall section, but a lot more efficient than R1. An R2 in an RV double pane is roughly 100% more efficient than the R1 single pane. My gripe with double panes is there is no savings. In your house double panes provide savings by reducing energy cost. However in an RV there is no savings. I don't camp in extreme cold to benefit from reduced LP consumption, I also use electric heaters to reduce my LP consumption as well.For the most part savings due to reduced LP consumption is minimal. In the summer my electric is included in my site fees so I don't save on energy cost. Dual panes are a $1500-$2000 option that provides little benefit other than sound reduction. While I camp frequently I am still just a weekend warrior, if I full timed or Snow Birded I may have a different opinion.
Lantley 11/17/14 06:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Would you buy this truck?

If corrosion-free, I believe that truck would bring $20 - 25K in the Southwest and West, don't know about other parts of the country. I owned two 7.3 PSD's and understand the reliability of the truck they are true work horses however $20K is a bit inflated. What does a 05-07 Duramax go for in your area. Granted 57K miles is hard to evaluate and compare but $20K seems like a lot. However if $17K is book value than 20K is OK for 57K miles I guess?:@
Lantley 11/17/14 05:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: On board generator

For me onboard is built in although I had an on board that was on a rear platform on my prior RV and was not truly built in. The rear platform genset worked great but it was not as convenient as my current Onan. I had to plug RV into the genset. I also had to occasionally refill the genset using potable cans. My current onboard unit is an Onan LP model. I don't have to do anything but push a button. There is nothing to plug in or anything else to do. The genset draws fuel from the onboard propane tanks. I don't carry any additional gas/fuel cans. The built in is very convenient. All I do is push a button and I have full power to use both A/C's etc. I don't have to plug in,refuel, set anything up or do anything else. The Onan is not the cheapest,quietest or most efficient. However it is the most convenient. Convenience is what a built in genset is all about. So, you have LP delivery to your camp site or do you have to wrestle your tanks around to fill them? I think it's easier to fill gas cans than LP tanks. (Sorry, just sort of bustin' your chops on this. :-) ) Lyle My RV came factory with 4-20 # tanks so I have 80# of LP when full. 80# is a decent amount. I don't have to refill very often. But I agree at some point we all have to deal with the hassle of refueling be it LP which is often available at the camp ground or gas which requires the additional portable cans. The LP set up allows me to keep it simple and deal with only one fuel source for the entire RV. Since my truck is diesel I would in theory consider some sort of diesel genset. However I would never get a gas powered unit which would introduce a 3rd fuel type into the equation. Remember it all about the convenience..LOL!!;)
Lantley 11/16/14 08:31pm Fifth-Wheels
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