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RE: 30 AMP VS 50 AMP

50 amp means no energy management is needed. You can run both A/C's microwave water heater all at the same time. With 30 amp you must pick and choose. I can heat my RV totally on electric with 3 space heaters when its cold. 30 amp is fine usually unless its extremely hot. 50 amp makes life even easier/better. If the RV is larger than 30'and 50 amp is an available option get it.
Lantley 07/30/15 06:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Yes I did it, 2015 F-150 and 35 foot TT

A big difference between your guys 35' and 32' tt and the op's is the brochure listed dry tw is 785lbs and 800lbs. His is 1145lbs per brochure, 5lbs short of what Dwnsth posted is max tw for the trucks receiver hitch. Will it break at 1152lbs, no. But if I had to guess he is well over the hitch rating once loaded up, possibly the rar as well. It would be interesting if he could post some actual scale numbers to see where he is at. Yeah - that is a heavy tongue. One f the things I liked about our OR unit is the light tongue. Itguy, do you know your loaded tw by chance? Dwnsth, you must check your tw every trip or almost every trip it sounds like. Do either of you guys happen to know your ra weight hooked up ready to roll down the road as a comparison. Anything loaded in the bed? Not sure on the TW - I've not rolled the whole thing through the scales. I do know that according to the PA Turnpike loaded ready to go with the wife and dog in it, I'm under 15k GCWR as that's the toll class I pay. If you have not went across a CAT scale. You do not know your weights and are just guessing
Lantley 07/30/15 05:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Picking up after pet - You are being watched!

Had an interesting experience this evening. I was walking my dog around a loop of a campground this evening and she stopped to urinate about six feet off edge of road. I didn't see anyone out by the two closest campers. After she was done, I walked a few steps and a guy came running out of his camper with his cell phone pointed at me like he was videoing me. He yells at me "You going to pick it up?" I said "pick what up?". He says "you want me to show you". I told him "she urinated!" He gets closer and looks at the spot and I pulled a bag out of my pocket and told him "I carry bags!" He then says"sorry!" And I walked on. I wanted to say more but I go camping to relax not have confrontations. I know some campers dislike pets and I try to be as conscientious as I can. The problem I have is some campgrounds are laid out with sites very close to each other and oftentimes they don't allow for any pet area. Wondering what others do, short of avoiding those campgrounds. .Had a camper at Hershey Park CG do the same thing. No video involved but he came running after me screaming for me to clean it up. I explained my dog did not relieve himself. He swore out he saw it. I obliged him and walked back. Turns out he was in an uproar over a leaf that was laying in the grass. I was pissed but remained calm. As the OP mentioned I was there to relax. The camper did attempt to halfheartedly apologize. I just walked away he knew he behaved like an idiot without me saying anything.
Lantley 07/29/15 09:47am RV Pet Stop
RE: Dog urinating and defecating on your site while owners watch

As long as it's cleaned up there is no harm no foul
Lantley 07/29/15 04:18am RV Pet Stop
RE: Yes I did it, 2015 F-150 and 35 foot TT

Great report, schwipps. It's always nice to hear first hand reports from someone with real life experience, verses armchair pundits with no actual experience. What I'd like to see is the OP tow his new TT with his Dad's F-350 and than compare both trucks using same trailer. My comparison assumes F-350 is a late model truck. 3oaks, exactly what I was trying to accomplish. As for the F-350, yes I am sure it would handle it better. But I'm making due with what I have I'm not trying to burst your bubble you seem to like your set up. However If I were to buy a new 30K+ truck I would want it to perform flawlessly. vs. making do with it. Your original post seemed more positive than making do with it? In the end an F-250 and a Eco-boost with max payload, max tow are essentially the same money. I don't understand the logic of buying the less capable truck. I get it that it may make a better daily driver but once you decide to get a 35'- 10K GVW trailer you crossed the threshold into Heavy Duty truck land and You daily drive just got a little rougher. I understand many disagree with my thinking but I don't get the logic of wanting to pull the largest trailer available with a truck that is maxed out. I do understand if you already own the truck, but to go out and purchase a maxed out truck when a more capable truck is available for the same price doesn't jive with me. Lastly I think the TW of your trailer may exceed the rating of the hitch rating of the Eco Boost. You should weigh it vs. using a brochure figure. In the end I would still like to see the comparison between the F-350 and the Eco-Boost. I think it would shed light on both trucks. The Eco boost may perform better than I think vs. the larger truck. At some point the truck that you choose often comes down to priorities. Having a totally capable truck for towing is my priority, How the truck performs during the daily drive is less of a concern for me. Others are sure to disagree and place more priority on the daily drive. But if the smoother daily drive comes at the expense of a less than stellar towing experience I want no parts of it. YMMV. Don't let my diatribe dampen your spirits the Eco Boost is a very capable truck with a powerful engine however a 10K trailer put it at its limits because the frame suspension and brakes are at their limits
Lantley 07/28/15 08:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Seeking advice about an island kitchen or not?

AS mentioned the island creates lots of counter space when slides are open. The biggest con is that the island limits the ability to move around/access the trailer when slides are closed
Lantley 07/28/15 05:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hershey new Price?

However Knoebel's simply is not in the same league as a large park like Hershey Depends on what "league" you like. I agree I'm referring to the league that has several rollers coasters a huge water park,hotels, a chocolate factory and much more. Nothing wrong with Knoebels it is a great family oriented nostalgic amusement park that is more economical than Hershey. Nevertheless Hershey has more state of the art rides and attractions. Knoebels is a local park vs. Hershey which draws from the entire region. As much as I like Knoebels it is not a major park and does not compare to Hershey in terms of size,attractions,and attendance. However it does have a loyal following and its niche in the market place
Lantley 07/28/15 04:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yes I did it, 2015 F-150 and 35 foot TT

Great report, schwipps. It's always nice to hear first hand reports from someone with real life experience, verses armchair pundits with no actual experience. What I'd like to see is the OP tow his new TT with his Dad's F-350 and than compare both trucks using same trailer. My comparison assumes F-350 is a late model truck.
Lantley 07/28/15 03:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: camera to view inside of rv while gone

THere are lots of Cameras available However You will have to have your own hotspot. You cannot rely on the CG WiFi. If you have an extra cell phone or tablets there are apps that allow the cell phone to act as a camera, But you will still need a decent cell signal or Hotspot
Lantley 07/28/15 02:49pm Technology Corner
RE: SRW or DRW??

I would prefer to see a dually instead of the SRW Ford extended cab. While I don't know the weight of the triple axle XLR, that combo would appeal to me more if the truck were DRW. Is the rear of the extended cab sagging a bit? What is the GVW and pin weight of that XLR. The entire combo maybe within the towing parameters, nevertheless I'd prefer to see a dually in front of that XLR. The above Photo has no drool factor for me You can prefer anything you like. Just as I can prefer anything I like. Not here to make you drool... The pin of my trailer is about 2850 with the garage empty. Drops about 150 when I load the garage. Truck and trailer are both within 3/4" of siting level with no airbags. Trailers GVWR is 21k but weighs a measly 17k or so without the garage full. The pic does look like both the truck and trailer are high in the front and low in the back. Fun fact. The trailer is actually just under 3/4" lower in the front. Oh, and that driveway it's on? It's about 500 feet long with a 100x100+ paved area at the end. My plow on a DRW would a bit less than a one finger driving experience dragging it's rear wheels in the snow banks pulling the snow back in and taking forever to turn around at each end... Got to do what works for the individual. You said it all Here "You can prefer anything you like." For a 21K gvw trailer I would prefer a dually. But just as important you said "Got to do what works for the individual" Truth is I don't have to drive your combo. If you're happy with it. I'm happy for you.;)
Lantley 07/28/15 08:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: RV Direct - Too good to be true?

@ Pitch warranty is important. The RV industry is known for lack of quality control. No one wants to get stuck with a brand new leaking lemon RV that cost 20,30,40 50 thousand diollars. @ Campin'_Nana A very thourough PDI is important with any new RV purchase but especially important when buying far from home. Finding it later can be a big hassle. Check everything. Every: latch, valve, lock , switch, hose, window, furnace, A/C pump, roof,screw,outlet,light, door ,hatch etc.
Lantley 07/28/15 07:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Rear caps - pros and cons

Had a fender bender with both types... rear cap = $600 repair steel bumper = $0. Mileage is impacted more by front cap design and speed. Stick and tin trailer are cheaper to repair as well, however their popularity is fading.
Lantley 07/28/15 06:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hershey new Price?

Head on up to Knoebels!!!! Free admission to the park, free shows, Ride all day is $49 ( parking at hershey is what? $45 per vehicle now? LOL) and the campground(s) are very highly rated. one is bordering the park so you just walk right in, the other i believe they do free shuttle to the park. If staying at the CG Hershey has a shuttle you do not pay to park. The Hershey CG is always full to capacity during the season. While I'm not happy about a price increase in the end I don't think it will hurt their business. I like Knoebel's as well. However Knoebel's simply is not in the same league as a large park like Hershey
Lantley 07/28/15 05:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rear caps - pros and cons

I don't consider rear caps an upscale feature but more of a modern feature. While rear caps do look cleaner I do not consider them a deal breaker either way. I have notice that as much as Grand Design seems to be an up and coming player in the 5th wheel market there units do not have rear caps which seems odd to me for such a new manufacturer
Lantley 07/28/15 04:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Co pilot app 50% off

I tried if for free and hated it. Hope someone can find use for it at any price when Google Maps and WAZE app is free. Co Pilot is stand alone and does not require an internet connection. Google maps works better with a cell signal not sure on WAZE
Lantley 07/28/15 04:48am Technology Corner
RE: SRW or DRW??

I would prefer to see a dually instead of the SRW Ford extended cab. While I don't know the weight of the triple axle XLR, that combo would appeal to me more if the truck were DRW. Is the rear of the extended cab sagging a bit? What is the GVW and pin weight of that XLR. The entire combo maybe within the towing parameters, nevertheless I'd prefer to see a dually in front of that XLR. The above Photo has no drool factor for me
Lantley 07/28/15 04:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW or DRW??

Taken I agree with you that the GVWR includes full tanks. However Cummins12V98 has a sharp looking combo. I don't mind if he likes posting pictures of it. His pictures gives me something to drool at.
Lantley 07/27/15 09:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Hershey new Price?

Ouch!!! If they raise the price to $99 then every campground within a 50 miles radius will raise their prices accordingly. Camping used to be reasonable but now BOTH the campground fees a gasoline cost is slowly making camping expensive. I'm not sure I agree, sure the other Hershey CG's will increase however a 50 mile radius is pushing it. The Hershey Park CG is ideal for going to the park. The others are just are not as convenient.
Lantley 07/27/15 03:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hershey new Price?

2015 Daily Rates Coaster Crest - No hook-up $36.00 $41.00 $46.00 $48.00 $51.00 $55.00 Lazy River Rest - No hook-up $36.00 $43.00 $48.00 $51.00 $56.00 $60.00 Electric/Water - Pavilion 20 AMP $36.00 $43.00 $48.00 $51.00 $56.00 $60.00 Electric/Water/Cable $41.00 $46.00 $56.00 $61.00 $61.00 $65.00 Electric/Water/Sewer/Cable $47.00 $52.00 $62.00 $68.00 $70.00 $75.00 To the OP Are rates going up $24.00 across the board?
Lantley 07/27/15 02:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Reasonable Trade Expectation?

When having a trade-in I like to negotiate the price difference. You must make an accurate estimate of your trade-in and a fair estimate of the purchase price of the new unit. The difference in price should be your negotiating price. I don't care how much they give me for my trade-in. Many times the trade-in value is exaggerated to make the buyer think they are getting a good deal. But then the purchase price of the new unit is also increased. All I really care about is how much money I must pay difference to get the new unit. To use this method, you must be reasonable about the value of your trade-in and also accurately calculate what the new unit could be purchased outright without a trade-in. Many times people over estimate the true value of their trade-in. This is the critical part in negotiating the price you are willing to pay. Another important thing to remember no matter what you are buying, do not let the sales person have any ideal how much you really want to purchase the item. If they think you are in love with the item, they will not give you the lowest price. If I like the deal, I buy; if not I tell them "no hard feelings" and I walk. I wish you the best. Ray Good point I rec'd 12.5 trade in on my last rig after having no bites at all on CL 12.5 was my asking price. However I am not naive enough to believe the price of the new unit was not inflated due to the trade. In the end I was happy with the deal
Lantley 07/27/15 06:27am General RVing Issues
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