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RE: wheel chocks

The OP mentioned X chocks not Roto Choks. X-chocks needs wedges at wheels. I know from first hand experience X chock will allow wheels to roll. I cannot speak for Roto-Choks.
Lantley 04/22/14 06:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Virginia Camping World

I think the one Roanoke store is there to serve the entire Mid Atlantic! There are no stores anywhere in Maryland.
Lantley 04/22/14 06:17pm Camping World Accessories
RE: Does Car Leasing make sense?

I have leased a car a while back. For me the advantage of leasing was a low payment. Disadvantage is I accrued no equity in the car. At the end of the lease I had nothing to show for my payments. I must admit I did like the low payment. However turning the car in,leaving myself with nothing in return, left a bad taste in my mouth. I would never lease again. In your case a 1 year lease may have advantages, however the same pitfall exist. How long do you plan to snowbird on your RV lot. Is snow-birding on the lot a passing fad or something you plan to do long term. Unless you only plan to snowbird 1 or 2 seasons, I don't see a lease as being a favorable option. Insurance will be the deal breaker. You will have to insure the car year round. A out of pocket used car will only need to be insured for the 6 months when you are using it. Leasing maybe hassle free in terms of having a reliable new car with a reduced payment that won't have a lot of maintenance or unforeseen expenses however you will never own the car or accrue any equity. At some point the lease will end and you will have nothing to show for your payments. I would not have bought an RV lot here if I wasn't planning on using it long term. Why would one buy an RV lot to use if they didn't plan on using it long term. If I bought it to rent it out, then why would I want to have a car here? So you are saying if I use it long term, then a lease has advantages? That is what I am thinking too. I don't need equity in a car. Just pay for the use. And have a nice car to drive around while I am at it. Thanks. In your case what makes leasing a bad idea is you only need a car for 6 months. If you lease I imagine you cannot cancel the insurance during the down time vs. an out of pocket used car that could be parked uninsured. As to longevity. You will always have a car payment. You will have a 12 month payment for 6 months of usage. There will never be a payoff. I see no upside to a lease. If you buy the car out right after 3-5 years you could own the car free and clear vs. owning nothing via the lease. The longer you lease the less sense the idea makes in my book. Leasing has no end game. I do think a long term rental could have merit. Not sure of the cost but I would look into the cost and availability of a 6 month rental.
Lantley 04/21/14 07:48pm Snowbirds
RE: Does Car Leasing make sense?

I have leased a car a while back. For me the advantage of leasing was a low payment. Disadvantage is I accrued no equity in the car. At the end of the lease I had nothing to show for my payments. I must admit I did like the low payment. However turning the car in,leaving myself with nothing in return, left a bad taste in my mouth. I would never lease again. In your case a 1 year lease may have advantages, however the same pitfall exist. How long do you plan to snowbird on your RV lot. Is snow-birding on the lot a passing fad or something you plan to do long term. Unless you only plan to snowbird 1 or 2 seasons, I don't see a lease as being a favorable option. Insurance will be the deal breaker. You will have to insure the car year round. A out of pocket used car will only need to be insured for the 6 months when you are using it. Leasing maybe hassle free in terms of having a reliable new car with a reduced payment that won't have a lot of maintenance or unforeseen expenses however you will never own the car or accrue any equity. At some point the lease will end and you will have nothing to show for your payments. You may have had no equity-but you shouldn't have put a lot down either. That's a wash. I agree. I got what I paid for. I used the car for 3 years and walked away.Nevertheless I made payments for 3 years and ended up with nothing. I enjoyed the reduced payment, but in the end I still needed a car. So 3 years later when my lease expired I purchased my next car vs.leasing. I will never lease again
Lantley 04/21/14 03:31pm Snowbirds
RE: Out of level campsite pads

Leveling is part of the game. I can spot a real bad site with my eye. If I'm just over-nighting I don't much worry about it. If I'm staying a while I'll get out boards to get it right. I have auto level which will automatically level my rig unless the sight is really bad. In general with a few boards and I can get it just right!
Lantley 04/21/14 03:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Does Car Leasing make sense?

I have leased a car a while back. For me the advantage of leasing was a low payment. Disadvantage is I accrued no equity in the car. At the end of the lease I had nothing to show for my payments. I must admit I did like the low payment. However turning the car in,leaving myself with nothing in return, left a bad taste in my mouth. I would never lease again. In your case a 1 year lease may have advantages, however the same pitfall exist. How long do you plan to snowbird on your RV lot. Is snow-birding on the lot a passing fad or something you plan to do long term. Unless you only plan to snowbird 1 or 2 seasons, I don't see a lease as being a favorable option. Insurance will be the deal breaker. You will have to insure the car year round. A out of pocket used car will only need to be insured for the 6 months when you are using it. Leasing maybe hassle free in terms of having a reliable new car with a reduced payment that won't have a lot of maintenance or unforeseen expenses however you will never own the car or accrue any equity. At some point the lease will end and you will have nothing to show for your payments.
Lantley 04/21/14 12:26pm Snowbirds
RE: Does Car Leasing make sense?

Leasing a 10K car maybe a cheaper alternative to buying a 10K car. However have you considered simply driving your car down from up north? Let your wife follow you. I understand we all have a budget and standards but $10K seems like a huge number for a simple grocery getter with A/C. I would think you could by a decent car for $5K. Lastly before spending $10K for a car drive or ship yours down for the first year and see how you enjoy the overall experience before investing another $10K. If you enjoy your new snow bird lot leave your current car in FL and by another car when you return to your stix n brix home up north.
Lantley 04/20/14 07:44pm Snowbirds
RE: Michigan members Hensley arrow question

Look into buying extended warranty. If you have the warranty it may entitle you to free swaps. I believe the warranty is in the $550.00 range which isn't cheap however a stinger may cost $150.00-$200.00. Buying the warranty may get you the stinger you need and the peace of mind the warranty provides. Maybe worth looking into!
Lantley 04/20/14 01:10pm Towing
RE: How to make AC plugs work without shore power.

You will need a generator or a propane powered heat source. Attempting to run an electric heater via an inverter maybe techically possible but in reality it is not feasible. You simply need too many amps to be successful. Consider a Lil' Buddy Heater or a Wave type heater. Beware a propane powered heater come with CO issues to beware of. Good Luck.
Lantley 04/20/14 08:48am Tech Issues
RE: Gps's

Why is Garmin not an option for you? I use the Dezl 760LMT All right We'll thro the garmin in there too ., I own 2 now but was looking for more of a rv specific , campground directories and services ect. The RV760LMT is Garmin's RV specific model
Lantley 04/19/14 05:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dropped Trailer on Bed Rails Today

As long as you remember to use it, Butch's latch is a great idea. But if you can remember that every time then you should remember to hitch up correctly every time. To me it just adds a couple extra steps to hitching and unhitching. Agreed . It does offer additional protection, however I'm not crazy about the extra step.
Lantley 04/14/14 11:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Loud explosion while backwashing black tank

Lesson to learn from all this is black tank does not need to be spotless. Don't obsess over the cleanliness of the tank. It's ok to rinse it out but no matter what you do there will always be residual stuff. Trying to get it spotless can create serious issues. Why get it spotless when all you are going to do is fill it up again? I slowly learned myself, that obsessing over the black tank is counterproductive. A quick rinse or 2 and be done with it. While I understand overfilling was an accident, there is no need to fill tank to the point of causing an issue. You should have quit filling long before the point of rupture. Quick rinses is all you need. If you have odors use chemicals occasionally or as needed to eliminate odors. Repeated long fills are unnecessary, Especially fills long enough to rupture tank. Lastly you cannot trust tank monitors to determine fill level. Use a timer. Decide how long it takes to fill tank based on time. I never let my 40 gallon tank go longer than 5 minutes. Using a clear elbow I watch what comes out. Usually one or 2 rinses is all it takes. I also back wash black tank with gray water which works very well. If it is not convenient I do not flush at all. If I am camping again in the near future I do not flush at all. Once you get things back in order, I suggest you change to a less rigorous flush routine. There is simply no need to take the risk of causing damage, think quick rinses vs. long fill ups.
Lantley 04/14/14 06:21am Beginning RVing
RE: Should I leave my Travel trailer plugged in or not?

I left my last rig plugged in 24/7 365. I keep my current plugged in 24/7 365. The only time it is not plugged in is when it is rolling down the highway. I have had no issues. Monitor the water level in your batteries and you will be fine.
Lantley 04/14/14 04:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Should I be concerned? (tire question)

Yes you should be concerned. ST tires are problematic enough when using the correct size tire. Using an underrated ST tires is just asking for trouble.
Lantley 04/14/14 04:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Blue Ox Bed Saver Doesn't Work on Pullrite Superglide?

When I purchased my Bedsaver. Blue Ox did not have a model to fit my Hensley BD3 hitch. However I shipped my hitch to them and they fabricated a bedsaver for me. They paid shipping both ways. Yes I shipped my brand new $2K hitch to them. Shipping my hitch was the best most efficient way for them to get a prototype made.
Lantley 04/13/14 05:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reliability of fiver latch mechanism

All 3 types work. Drops occur as the result of operator error vs. equipment failure. The pins do not just come loose. They are generally not secured properly when a drop occurs. A bedsaver is cheap insurance and a foolproof way to avoid a drop. Otherwise pay attention and stay focused on what you are doing and you will be fine.
Lantley 04/13/14 05:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV760 vs nuvi 2797

In addition to the ability to program the size of your rig into the 760 it also plans your route based on the size of your rig. The 760 knows when you are in RV mode vs. car mode and plans the route accordingly. In addition to clearances it guides you on major routes vs. smaller roads when in RV mode. The 760 also has a video input that allows you to use the Garmin wireless back up camera. One advantage of the Garmin camera is you do not need another monitor on the dash. The GPS screen serves as both camera screen and GPS screen. Not trying to sway you towards any model but there are more differences than just clearances.
Lantley 04/13/14 03:39pm Technology Corner
RE: Dropped Trailer on Bed Rails Today

I guess with the blue ox you don't even need to hitch up, just tow with BO :h Correct....Thats the "RedNeck Slider Hitch".......L.O.L. Well you are sort of correct. If you do absolutely nothing the Blue Ox is going to capture the pin and avoid the drop. Hopefully one will be smart enough to stop at that point and address the hitching issue.
Lantley 04/13/14 12:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camera systems

I have a rear camera but I don't use it for lane changing. My truck has nice big tow mirrors which get the job done. Cameras are a distraction to me. I can see the entire side of the 5'er and the next lane beside me using my mirrors
Lantley 04/13/14 07:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Dropped Trailer on Bed Rails Today

Nothing wrong with the Butch's bed saver design. The operator just needs to remember to use it. Much in the same way the operator needs to remember to hitch up properly. Dropping the rig generally boils down to some form of operator error vs. equipment failure. The blue Ox bed saver requires no input from the operator. It is foolproof. It is designed to save the operator from making a hitching mistake.The Blue Ox will save the operator from himself and keep the operator from causing damage do to a hitching error. The Blue OX does all of this automatically. There is nothing else to remember or set.
Lantley 04/13/14 07:26am Fifth-Wheels
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