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RE: Y R exhausts/hookups on awning side

While my connections are street side. Furnace is not . It is really not a big issue for me . Water heater is easy enough to turn off. If it is cold enough to use furnace I'm generally not sitting under the awning.
Lantley 10/20/14 05:25am Beginning RVing
RE: For you Chevy lovers.

I like the triple door models however I wonder if they are too long to be practical.
Lantley 10/19/14 08:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RV GPS and TPMS...yes or no

Ignore the call. There are great apps that do everything and more than a GPS stand alone unit. You guys ever use Wase? O and it all can be used on our 7" Nexus Tablet!!! Ignore the call sounds nice but your phone will leave GPS and go into phone mode. Hopefully you won't miss your turn when that happens. I also hope that ignored call isn't important/critical either. I have a Smart phone and a Nexus 7 both a great devices and make an OK alternative GPS but neither work as well in GPS mode as my dedicated GPS.
Lantley 10/19/14 08:48pm Toy Haulers
RE: Are Most Class A Motorhome Owners Hermits?

In general Class A owners have more amenities that make staying inside more enjoyable. However considering ALL Class A owners hermits is unfair an inaccurate. Fortunately I'm too busy enjoying myself to be concerned with what others are doing.
Lantley 10/19/14 07:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you use an outside TV?

My trailer was wired for an outside TV complete with mount. It was a no brainer for me to install an extra TV I already inherited there. Surprisingly I watch it more than I ever thought I would.
Lantley 10/19/14 07:47pm Technology Corner
RE: RV GPS and TPMS...yes or no

Since just about everybody now days has at least one smart phone, GPS units are getting to be a dieing breed. I don't think I would invest in one. TPMS however.....is a MUST in my book. The cost of a complete TPMS system is cheaper than one 22.5 mh tire, not to mention the damage it can cause if it blows and takes out fender wells, wiring, cables, brake lines, etc. IMO, TPMS should be a mandatory accessory on all rv's with tires. Ron What do cell phone GPS users do when the phone rings just as a turn is coming up?
Lantley 10/19/14 07:13pm Toy Haulers
RE: RV GPS and TPMS...yes or no

I have a Garmin RV760 LMT RV model GPS works well. Beware you can never trust any GPS 100% always verify its guidance with another source
Lantley 10/19/14 06:21am Toy Haulers
RE: Goodyear G614 Tires

What is not being echoed in this thread is that Sailun's are not your typical Chinese tire. They are being made to a very high standard. NC Hauler has made note on a few threads of the accreditation standard that the Sailun's are designed to meet. This accreditation makes all the difference. Sailun is committed to making a quality tire and it shows. I have yet to read a negative review from an actual Sailun owner Sailun tires are a game changer. There is now another bonafide option.
Lantley 10/19/14 06:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How do you know you're towing too much weight?

Just so you know, we've been towing 6000 pounds+ for 3 years with our first generation Sequoia. You'll be fine. We've been out to Yellowstone, through the mountains, and next year we're headed down to Florida. The Sequoia is a beast of an SUV for towing, especially your 2nd gen model. I would suggest a good WD hitch like a ProPride or Hensley. Relax and enjoy your excellent SUV and TT! A beast compared to what? An Excursion is a beast. A 8.1 2500 Suburban is a beast. A Sequoia is 1/2 ton SUV far from beast status in my book. Unfortunately there are no longer any beast status SUV's being produced. The only place to find a beast is on the used market.
Lantley 10/18/14 09:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Are You Buying All These Half-ton Claims?

I buy all the half ton claims as long as you include all the parameters and the fine print. Problems arise when we focus on only some of the parameters, ignore a few parameters and disregard the fine print and other disclaimers. Marketing departments loudly boast of the tow rating, in some cases promote payload and smother all other parameters and disclaimers leading to lots of confusion and improperly matched combos That is the case with ALL trucks. From the compact mini truck all the way to the one ton and beyond. The bigger trucks are no more immune to fine print than any other. I agree there is a line and a debate between SRW trucks and DRW trucks. There is also a debate between duallies and MDT's. Nevertheless this thread referred to 1/2 ton trucks. My comments apply to all size light duty trucks. Stay within all of your parameters and you can trust/believe the ratings. When you fudge and ignore some of the ratings, disregard the fine print and disclaimers you set yourself up for a towing experience that is less than optimal.
Lantley 10/18/14 03:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Are You Buying All These Half-ton Claims?

I buy all the half ton claims as long as you include all the parameters and the fine print. Problems arise when we focus on only some of the parameters, ignore a few parameters and disregard the fine print and other disclaimers. Marketing departments loudly boast of the tow rating, in some cases promote payload and smother all other parameters and disclaimers leading to lots of confusion and improperly matched combos
Lantley 10/18/14 02:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: one night stops

Assuming it is late. Just stop in a relatively level spot. Plug in RV to pedestal if available. Use on board genset as required. Unplug Umbilical cord from truck. Open slides only as required to sleep. Never disconnect from truck, Never put jacks down If we stop early enough we will set up as normal.
Lantley 10/18/14 01:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Resale Diesel or Gas

I don't understand at all the concept of buying what the next owner wants. I buy what "I" want. Thinking of a MH as a financial instrument is a fundamental error IMO. These are a toy and should be bought with mad money. Nobody needs one. but the OP's question concerned resale. It obviously doesn't make any great difference to him if it is gas or diesel. bumpy True, but there is no one correct answer. Way to many variables, thus get what you want. Exactly the answer is just not that cut and dry
Lantley 10/18/14 12:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New owner of Open Range LT308BHS

OR builds a quality RV. Not perfect but there is no perfect RV. OR does a great job of standing behind there product. Checkout the OR owners forum for more specific info on your model. While OR's cable slide system does allow for lighter trailers, OR's marketing jargon is somewhat misleading. Despite what the marketing department wants consumers to believe. There is nothing lite about a 10K loaded trailer. If the trailer does not fit within all of a vehicles parameters it is a good sign that the trailer is too heavy. The idea is to be within all of the parameters just some or a few of them. There are no parameters intended to be ignored Either you believe/trust the ratings or you don't.
Lantley 10/18/14 12:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bumper cargo rack on 5er?

I did something similar on my previous travel trailer. Added 400# to the rear of the trailer . Worked out well however that much weight will effect the pin weight and balance of the rig. You will have to add/shift /balance cargo to ensure correct pin weight. I suggest permanently welding the cargo tray. There is no one size fits all answer the RV frame must be substantial enough to carry the extra weight. It can be done but not on every RV!
Lantley 10/18/14 12:24pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Goodyear G614 Tires

I am another happy Sailun customer. 4 Sailun's 637 were about $900.00 installed. They were $100.00 per tire cheaper than Goodyear's. I understand Goodyear will pay for any damage, however it seems you are paying for an expensive insurance policy with those tires. I already have insurance on my rig. I don't need to buy another one just for damage caused by tires. So far I have read of no damage caused by Sailun tires. However there are lots of claims/damaged caused by the Goodyear's.
Lantley 10/18/14 07:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I did it! Advice for others

With enough force, the BAL X Chocks will pop out sideways and fly like a bullet. I know because I once forgot to remove one before I pulled out of a site. I felt a little resistance as I was pulling ahead and then I felt a jolt and heard a bang out my passenger's side window. The bang was the X Chock Flying about 80', close to horizontal and hitting the picnic table on the site next to mine. I can see why you shouldn't depend on them like you can a good wedge type chock. Bruce Did same thing but they did not fly that far. You and I were also applying much more force to the tires to cause this when we hit the accelerator. Placing them between the tires first, unhooking does not cause near this much force and I have never once in 4 years had one pop out when setting up the trailer. I have not used wheel chokes since buying these. I agree pulling out uses more force, however you cannot accidentally/inadvertently pullout with wedges in place. You can easily pull out with X chocks in place.
Lantley 10/16/14 04:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: I did it! Advice for others

Hopefully you realize the manufacturer says those are not for preventing a vehicle from rolling. Not sure where you got that from. The manufacturer's website says: Provides added stabilization and prevents tire shifts by applying opposing force to tandem tire applications. Regardless of what the manufacturer says, I can tell you that they are very effective at stopping the vehicle from rolling, probably more effective than a wedge chock, since there is no chance of the chock sliding on pavement.I agree with Beemer Introducing BAL’s newest addition to its premier line of Sta-BAL-ization products... The X-Chock starts off where the Deluxe Tire Locking Chock left off but it’s new, slimmer design will fit into more axle applications. • Provides added stabilization and prevents tire shifts by applying opposing force to tandem tire applications. •As opposed to other chocks, the X-Chock works with the tires’ natural movement instead of against them. Notice the product title - "Sta-BAL-ization products" "Provides added stabilization and prevents tire shifts" A shifting tire is not a rolling tire. "As opposed to other chocks, the X-Chock works with the tires’ natural movement instead of against them" God only knows what this means. I had similar "stabilizers" and I read the instructions which stated that they were to be used to stabilize only, and not as a replacement for chocks. I say repalce your chocks with these at your own peril. I agree not to use X chocks alone. I have pulled off and seen them come flying out as well. However in a situation like Burbman referred to where it's hard to get a wedge squarely under the tire because the tires are up on blocks/Lynx levelers. A X-chock is useful to provide additional force on the tire. Nevertheless I don't recommend using X-chock solo, but using them in conjunction with wedge chocks. Back on topic the biggest mistake the OP made was getting distracted and not fully completing the task. As the OP acknowledged,mistakes can happen to veteran campers when the get complacid I applaud the OP for sharing his story so that others may learn from his experience. Stay focused when hitching and unhitching. Murphy is always watching. Bad things can and do happen when you let your guard/awareness down. I do signal my DW when I'm ready for the slides to come out in an effort to avoid mishaps.
Lantley 10/16/14 04:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Another reason NOT to use the "Water Thief"

I disagree with this. I've found that most people if told the rule and politely explained the reason for the rule will be understanding and not only follow the rule but, bend over backward to see that it is followed fairly by everybody. It seems some of you have no faith in humanity. I'm sorry you feel that way. It's not a lack of faith in humanity, it's being realistic. Look through this thread. After the OP posted the reason behind a decision, folks are still saying "well, they just mean X, so I'd still do it because I'm not doing X, I'm doing Y" - when in reality, they are still connecting to a spigot against the posted rules. They've just justified it in their minds that it's OK for them to do. And somehow I don't think most park rangers want campers to "bend over backward to see that it is followed fairly by everybody". I suspect that most rangers would say "put your effort into making sure you follow the rules and let us worry about all the others". Yes but the retired ranger said the problem is a lack of water, solar pumps may not be able to keep up with demand. Ironically the sign does not mention anything about consumption, however consumption is the root of the problem. While a water thief does make it more convenient to fill tank. I could fill my 80 gallon tank pretty easily with 5 gallon buckets and not break any stated rules. The sign should state consumption is an issue but it does not. When the powers that be believe the public can't handle the truth there is a problem.
Lantley 10/16/14 04:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: A NEW SRW vs DRW pulling a short heavy FW

I have just taken delivery of a 2015 DRV 32ft 5W. Shipping weight to me was 14587# dry. I pull with a 2001 DRW ,7.3 you do need a DRW to pull a 5W of this type. The DRV 32 can weigh as much as 19K. While I firmly believe a DRW is required the interesting/confusing/debatable point is that I believe a 2015 SRW can have as much payload capacity as a 2001 DRW!
Lantley 10/16/14 06:46am Fifth-Wheels
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