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RE: Tips on buying a new TT

Sounds like you like dual slide bunkhouse units. typically these units are 32' or longer and weigh 8K-11k loaded. I suggest a F-350/1 ton truck or equivalent. Skip the 250's you may want the additional payload of the 350. I also prefer diesel vs. gas for towing. Become familiar with the towing parameters. Learn what GVW,TW,GCWR refer to Not sure if there are any large RV shows in your area, but go check out the units. Determine which floor plan fits you best. Compare tank capacity,storage capacity. Loaded weight, unloaded weight,Cargo capacity etc. Picking an RV is fun however there is a lot to consider.The size of the trailer will determine the size of the truck required be sure to sync the them. you like. Pay attention to floorplan and features. Understand the towing
Lantley 11/24/15 05:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Consequential Damage option on Exclusionary Warranty

My opinion is to self insure. You probably will not spend more than if you buy the extended warranty, and you don't have the hassle of dealing with the insurance company(paperwork, adjusters visits, battles over grey areas, increased rates due to claims filed, etc., etc.). Even if I do spend a bit more to self insure, it probably is worth it to not have to deal with the insurance company. I can choose the repair facility on my schedule. If I'm on the road somewhere, it's already aggravating to have to repair something, but worse if the insurance company throws in more aggravation. If you find a company that covers everything and delivers aggravation free service at a reasonable cost, let us know. I'll be the first to eat my words and sign up. Cruz not sure if you have made a final decision or not. The above poster brings up a valid point in that you do have to wait at times to get repairs completed/approved. The warranty company inspector will generally come out to due an inspection to approve any repairs. My experience has been that the inspections are not always completed in a timely fashion. Dealing with a 3rd party vs. just you and the mechanic can be very frustrating/aggravating.
Lantley 11/24/15 01:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Consequential Damage option on Exclusionary Warranty

My thought is purchase the full warranty not the partial one.
Lantley 11/23/15 08:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Security Advice from Quartzsite LEO

Don't shoot the messenger. Believe it or not everyone who responded empathizes with your situation. While I don't doubt the cruddy rig campers may have been the culprits. Finding footprints does not make it an open and shut case. Unless you catch the perp red Handed it's all hearsay in court. Learn from your experience. 1.Light weight expensive Honda 2000 are easily targeted by thieves. 2.Chains are not foolproof and are easily defeated. 3.Prevention is the key, catching a known culprit can be difficult. 4.Thieves are out there. Consider investing in a more fool proof solution. If you enjoy boon docking consider a gen Box. Out of sight out of mind is also important. 5. Crime can happen anytime anywhere. Thieves come in all shapes and sizes and so do their RV's!. You don't need to be in a ghetto to be a victim. You just need to be caught with your guard down! Learn from this experience, keep your guard up,become more proactive with your genset security(that does not mean photograph everyone),install security cameras to watch your RV, consider game camera, fake cameras,security box or motion lights. Lastly don't quit boon docking or give into thieves. 99% of RV'ers are honest.
Lantley 11/22/15 07:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Security Advice from Quartzsite LEO

So are you suggesting you should take a pictures of everyone around you each and every time you camp? Do the footprints prove without a doubt the cruddy camper was guilty?
Lantley 11/21/15 06:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hilton Head Island

I'm in the I like it all types of places group. I can enjoy the site Dutchman posted. But I can also enjoy the well groomed and landscape sites in HH RV park and marina. Being on a waterfront manicured site can be very pleasurable as well. At the end of the day there is something for everyone
Lantley 11/21/15 04:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Security Advice from Quartzsite LEO

Quite frankly, if you're a clean looking nice camper, I probably won't take pictures. If you look like riff raff I don't give a rat's ass if I make you uncomfortable taking your picture. This has cost us $1000. You uncomfortable...move on. The stress of this has put me in ER...not saying this to get pity...just telling you all that when it comes to my money or my health...too **** bad if I make you uncomfortable. If that's your attitude then maybe I should pose for your photo with bolt cutters in my hand. I feel your pain but don't use it as an excuse to be judgemental and disrespectful to others based on your perception of their rigs. 2 wrongs don't make a right. Unfortunately your genset was not the first or last to be stolen. Consider it a hard lesson learned, but don't fall into the trap and believe everyone around you is dishonest, especially those with older rigs. Just because a person has less than stellar rig doesn't make them a thief. Maybe BLM land management should have a no 10 year RV rule to keep those thieves out once and for all. Right now you're still angry and that is to be expected, but in time you will put it all in perspective and develop a different security plan for your gensets including a secure box.. http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x69/Lantley/genboxes_zps79f79f15.jpg width=480 http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x69/Lantley/Coversoff_zps04fae628.jpg width=480 On my prior RV I carried my portable genset in a box in a similar fashion to keep the genset from growing legs. One of the cons of the small lighter units is they are easy targets for thieves and require more security.
Lantley 11/21/15 04:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling with the furnace running

We could all debate if it's practical or necessary all day long. However unless the slides are blocking the ducts, I think the furnace will work in most trailers
Lantley 11/20/15 06:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Now that I have a smart phone..do I even need a GPS device?

Smartphones can be use as a GPS however there are are few issues to be concerned with. Use an app like Co Pilot that does not require cell service to work. Phone screens are small compared to my 7" GPS. Beware you just might get a phone call at the same moment the GPS is telling you to turn!
Lantley 11/20/15 04:57am Technology Corner
RE: The exact reason I carry a firearm in my travel trailer.

Seems for every protection story there is another story of an accidental shooting of a loved one. There is that collateral damage factor
Lantley 11/20/15 04:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Keeping pets cool while you're away

I don't full time But I am a frequent weekend warrior. I camp with my dog at all times. The dog can stay for 8 hours in the RV without issue. He is home alone all day while we work on a routine basis. The dog is very much part of the family, however I really don't worry about the A/C failing. I imagine if I full timed I might have some sort of monitor/camera. But for now I simply don't worry about the dog while we are gone. We are seldom gone for 8 hours however we are generally gone for a few hours every trip. The dog is comfortable being left alone
Lantley 11/19/15 08:09pm Beginning RVing
RE: towing capacity

Concern yourself with payload capacity as well as tow rating. You will need at least 2011 or newer dually to handle that weight and be within all of the manufacturers towing parameters. Frames and ratings were substantially increased in 2011 vs. prior years. You also need to be more concerned with loaded ready to camp weight vs. dry unloaded weight.
Lantley 11/18/15 07:55pm Fifth-Wheels

HuntingDog I feel your pain and frustration. I agree a hidden key is not the best solution but it is somewhat a foolproof way to avoid the situation. Another option is to simply not lock the door with the key when there is someone inside. The key lock does not provide anymore security and is simply more trouble that it's worth in your scenario. If someone is aiming to break in and manage to defeat the deadbolt the other latch will not hinder, or slow them down at all. Forget the locks. RV doors and frames are simply not the substantial. The door and frame are not sturdy enough to stop a determined intruder with or without the additional key lock. There is no point in designing a heavy duty lock if its going to be attached to a paper bag! If you want to provide additional security a few slide bolts locked by the person on the inside may help.
Lantley 11/18/15 07:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Extended Warranty ? - Again....

Follow your first instincts. The fine print is skewed to the warranty Co.'s favor. There are always exclusions and exceptions to let them off the hook. Unfortunately I have had enough bad experiences to understand aftermarket warranties are a gimmick and are not as trustworthy as the consumer believes they are. Manufacturer warranties are generally OK but 3rd party warranties are a scam.
Lantley 11/18/15 06:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Am I reading this right? (Receiver capacity)

AS others have mentioned your loaded TW will be in the 1200-1400# range
Lantley 11/18/15 06:00pm Towing
RE: What would happen?

I came up on this while staying at a winter resort. I wanted to exercise my generator, but stay hooked up to the land line. I ask the resort engineer what he thought. He asked if I had a transfer switch. Yes, he said if it's working properly nothing will happen it will accept the strongest source. I did it and nothing did happen. I did it more than once and no problems. However, he cautioned me that unless there is a very good reason for doing it, he would advise against it. I stopped doing it. I was given the same advice. Always unplug the rig before running genset
Lantley 11/17/15 06:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need advice on an RV GPS?

An RV type GPS is worthwhile and an improvement over a non RV model. However its not foolproof. It will not tell you what gas station to use nor will it direct you to avoid rush hour traffic. It will attempt to take you on an RV safe route and avoid small streets and low clearances. I have a Garmin RV 760 with the integrated BC-20 backup camera and it has worked well for 3 years now. However I generally review the suggested route and ensure it is the most direct way. For the most part the route is chosen by the Garmin meets my needs. Nevertheless never trust any GPS 100%. Especially while towing.
Lantley 11/15/15 09:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: F-250/F-350?

Anyone know the difference between an F-250 and F-350? The tow ratings are pretty much exactly the same? Any important differences in the build quality? Pay attention to the payload ratings they are not the same.
Lantley 11/14/15 02:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Windows 10 Update Considerations

I upgraded my laptop to Win 10 after avoiding the prompts for a while. The upgrade process was very smooth. Honestly the smoothest I have ever encountered. No drivers issues. The upgrade went well. While I still have XP on my main machine avoiding the whole upgrade issue is futile. Sooner or later the computer will become obsolete without upgrading. As mentioned in a prior your options eventually become upgrade or by a new machine. Yes you can delay but ultimat. Microsoft controls our PC's more than we care to admit
Lantley 11/14/15 09:16am Technology Corner
RE: Newbies searching for travel trailer?

I am not sure why a young couple would want to full time, on the road in a RV, with a 1 year old. Which got me to start kind of reading between the lines. And I may be way off base here, but if you are thinking that a RV is cheaper than renting, you are in for a rude awakening. Wow! Ok well his job requires travel (lineman) so we figured this would be our best option, not only that but we already love to camp, but honestly, yes we hoped to save some money in doing so... Why do you say it's not cheaper than renting? Do you know how much rent is in Colorado?Do you know how much it costs to rent a site for the night; even at a monthly rate (I presume your not planning on sitting in some parking lot for 6 months with a kid). Then pay for electric, propane, the maintenance and repairs, plus your RV monthly payment. You'll soon be looking for an apartment to rent and an RV to get out from under. No. That's why I came on here to find out. So why don't you tell me? And stop giving me a hard time. To the OP. Don't take the advice the wrong way. But Take it as an effort to point you in the right direction.Now it is up to you to do more research. How long is each assignment? How much RV do you plan to buy? Will you need a loan or are you paying cash? How large of an RV can your Duramax tow? Are there RV parks open in your area? What are the rates? How much will your propane/heating cost be? You may want to visit potential RV parks to ensure they meet your needs. These are questions only you can answer. Keep in mind RV life can be very rewarding, but it is not necessarily cheaper than living in a stix and brix place.
Lantley 11/14/15 08:09am Beginning RVing
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