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RE: Tonneau Cover Retractable that will work with 5W Hitch

Beware if you have a extended pin box and a GM vehicle. The rear of the box may contact the side rails of the tonneau in tight turns. Ask me how I know:S BTDT I had rail issue with Retrax and BaK Flip G2
Lantley 02/22/18 04:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing in the real world. gas or diesel

When it comes to towing a heavy RV trailer, 10K or larger diesel wins. The only advantage the gasser has is initial cost. If you consider resale value initial cost is not an advantage either.
Lantley 02/22/18 05:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Frameless window blows off in transit

I can't imagine that a closed window falling out while traveling down the road wouldn't be a warranty issue. It's up to the RV owner to make sure the emergency latch lever is closed. OP has to prove that it was. My window was flapping while going down the road but it wasn't a warranty issue. It was operator error. The window appeared closed when we started out but apparently it was not latched properly. Properly latching the window solved the problem. Since Keystone appears to be denying the claim which is straight from the playbook of poor RV manufacturers. Hopefully the OP can establish/prove window was properly latched or that adhesive failed. If the adhesive failed would the hinges remain attached to the RV?
Lantley 02/21/18 07:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: FYI

While I understand your aggravation. The policy is posted. I imagine the forum operators would have like to given you an explanation however this place is run by volunteers who simply don't have time for lots of explaining. They simply enforce the policy and move on, don't take it personally. Also don't take it as anti Christian we both know religion and politics are the catalyst for volatile discussion, so they are banned. Your signature may have gone unnoticed for years but once it was notice it was promptly deleted per the posted rules. If you know longer care to be a member, I get it. But don't cut off your nose to spite your face. The only one you are penalizing/affecting by quitting is yourself.
Lantley 02/21/18 05:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Frameless window blows off in transit

I have not personally lost one. But I have observed mine flapping in the wind. But I managed yo pull over in time. It does happen. I have used cable ties and rubber bands to ensure latch was secure.
Lantley 02/20/18 07:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How do you carry your bicycles?

I carry 4 bikes as shown below: https://i.imgur.com/8xev8s1l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/3OWu64ol.jpg https://i.imgur.com/eedLqVMl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0N6xrurl.jpg
Lantley 02/19/18 08:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Murphy Bed and Bunk Bed Combo - Help Finding!!

"You all are awesome!! I have a Toyota Tundra, 5.7L V8. I believe everything I'm looking at so far is well within towing capacity. You are confirming my fears on the KZ. I love the specs otherwise, but the low CCC is very much starting to sound like the dagger through the heart. Our kids are 4 and 6. I used to travel light. not so much anymore." I think you're thinking a bit too small. Your Tundra is more capable than that. Your kids are very young and will outgrow a small trailer with small bunks very quickly. How long do you envision keeping the trailer? Avoid playing the upgrade game in just a few years. Anticipate growing. If you are committed to the RV life try and buy your 2nd trailer 1st. Buy something that will last you into the future vs. only a few years. It's much cheaper that way.
Lantley 02/18/18 01:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Still Shopping- have new "must haves" and need advice

We absolutely loved the GD Solitude... but between the weight and the price, it was more then we wanted to go. I know I said the price was not the priority but its hard to justify $30k more on an RV.... or is it? Is the GD that much of a higher end camper to justify the difference? I do believe the Grand Design is a higher end unit. Bigger tanks, more storage, bigger axles bigger frame. Is it worth $30K more? Only you can answer but I'm assuming that $30K figure is based on list pricing. The real world difference will be less. Personally I would prefer the Gran Design. AS to more windows. They due allow for a more open bright interior however they are a liability when it come to hot and cold weather. If you stay in moderate climates not an issue. If you camp in the hot or cold extremes fewer windows maybe a better option.
Lantley 02/18/18 12:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Monthly rates at sun community park

Under the old system if the OP or guest has an issue and are unable to show up Sun Resorts is left with a vacancy, but more importantly lost revenue. Under the new policy Sun Resorts is putting the health / vacancy risk on the guest. Why should Sun be left holding the bag or scrambling to find someone to to fill a vacancy if the reservation is cancelled. There is really no issue as long as the site is occupied. If there is a huge risk factor involved the OP may want to stay somewhere else. Under the new policy the funds the OP is risking is his own vs. Sun Resorts assuming the risk. Keep in mind you will never eliminate the risk of unforeseen vacancies. The question is who is going to assume/pay those risk. Being responsible for your own risk seems to be the better way.
Lantley 02/17/18 08:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Myrtle Beach State park thoughts.

We used to stop there on our way south each fall. A nice park, but sites are all in the woods and on the dark side. We switched to Huntington Beach for the more open sites. Here are pictures and comments about Myrtle Beach SP. Ted H. Thanks for the pictures. Whats funny is I like MB for the exact reason you do not. The trees and the shade are a very desirable feature in my book.Shade and State Parks are a natural combo...LOL Different strokes
Lantley 02/17/18 07:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 30 amp & 20 amp to make 50 amp

Running the second A/C in our previous 30 amp coach on a separate 20 amp cord to the park utility outlet when needed was a simple low cost conversion process. We haven't needed it yet in our current 50 amp coach, but I could easily do a similar conversion if that changes. The only parts involved were a 4x4" junction box extender, a 20 amp male/female plug pair, and some short lengths of wire. A 12ga extension cord connects the setup to the park box. Total cost about $20. Of course if the 20 amp breaker was slaved off the 30 amp breaker, then that was an issue... Connecting it to a 50 amp circuit is not quite as simple as using a 30 amp circuit. Were you able to run both A/C's on a single 30 amp circuit. Most people can't or it is hit or miss.
Lantley 02/16/18 11:59am Tech Issues
RE: Myrtle Beach State park thoughts.

MB state park is great. Nice beach and pier. Easy enough to get to 95. decent sized sites. well managed. I give it a solid 8-9 rating.
Lantley 02/16/18 07:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Switching From Hensley To SwayPro

I considered the HA or Propride at one time, but I store my trailer at home along side my home and because of the closeness to the house and the designed slope away from the house for drainage makes for a nightmare of alignment. While the trailer is level the Van is not only nose high, but off axis side to side since it is on the slope area whereas the trailer is on the flat portion of the house. Even with my Equal-i-zer I have to raise the tongue once hooked up an inch or so higher to get the second WDH bar on once the first one can clear the "L" bracket. I imagine I could still use a HA/Propride, but all the stars would have to be aligned so to speak to get things to match. Larry In a case like that I would permanently place blocks down to level trailer wheels in an effort to level trailer
Lantley 02/16/18 07:06am Towing
RE: 30 amp & 20 amp to make 50 amp

I don't recommend using the cheater cord because there are potential electrical and safety issues that are not understood by most RVers. But as the saying goes if you build it they will buy it. And as stated it doesn't work if a GFCI is involved. Much better to install a independent 20A circuit in the RV and connect it with an extension cord to a 20A pedestal plug. That circuit could be set up so that a second A/C can be switched to this circuit. That is how the RV Safepower transfer switch operates.
Lantley 02/16/18 06:42am Tech Issues
RE: Switching From Hensley To SwayPro

Good grief, reading about all the hassles of Hensley etc., sure makes me appreciate my Equal-I-zer, a rather simple answer. Make me appreciate my 5th wheel. 5'ers are not without their woes. There are chucking and clearance issues to deal with. The height of the newer pick up truck beds are the source for constant clearance headaches
Lantley 02/16/18 04:37am Towing
RE: 30 amp & 20 amp to make 50 amp

the OP did not mention WH My point was to run some load in your rv off the 20A recpt. at the pedestal instead of running everything off the 30A. Could be a Wh, space heater, toaster oven, Margarita blender, etc. I use a RV Safepower transfer switch to supplement my power when I'm caught with my 50 amp RV on a 30 amp site. I can run my 2nd A/C or Washer/Dryer circuit via the RV safe power transfer switch. I typically plug my space heater into the W/D circuit. The switch works with GFCI outlets. The RV Safepower is a game changer. 30 amp site are no longer a deal breaker for me. Bring on the state parks. https://nebula.wsimg.com/obj/RDczNzFEMkY4MEZDRDQyNTdEMzQ6ZmMxNGZkMWJjODYwODE4NTQ4ZGIxZmZkYTI2MzY1MDA6Ojo6OjA= HOLY ****! For $350.00 I will move plugs to switch power. Here is an automatic transfer switch that cuts off power to load #2 whenever load #1 is turned on, and for less than $90. Intellitec Power Management System Control Module Not quite the same function as the Safepower transfer switch. I'm not trying to share a breaker between appliances. I am allowing the 20 amp pedestal breaker supply electric for my A/C or heat in lieu of the main 50 bamp circuit. It allows the 20 amp circuit to supplement the 30 amp circuit which is what the OP is wanting to do. Once you understand what it does the price become unimportant. It allows a large RV's to operate on a 30 amp site and run both A/C's without issue.
Lantley 02/15/18 09:06pm Tech Issues
RE: 30 amp & 20 amp to make 50 amp

the OP did not mention WH My point was to run some load in your rv off the 20A recpt. at the pedestal instead of running everything off the 30A. Could be a Wh, space heater, toaster oven, Margarita blender, etc. I use a RV Safepower transfer switch to supplement my power when I'm caught with my 50 amp RV on a 30 amp site. I can run my 2nd A/C or Washer/Dryer circuit via the RV safe power transfer switch. I typically plug my space heater into the W/D circuit. The switch works with GFCI outlets. The RV Safepower is a game changer. 30 amp site are no longer a deal breaker for me. Bring on the state parks. https://nebula.wsimg.com/obj/RDczNzFEMkY4MEZDRDQyNTdEMzQ6ZmMxNGZkMWJjODYwODE4NTQ4ZGIxZmZkYTI2MzY1MDA6Ojo6OjA=
Lantley 02/15/18 08:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Trailers where slides do NOT block access?

Now is the time of year to be out looking, RV shows pop up all over in the spring. Lantley, good to know that you know about the risks of hot coffee :B, but let's talk about the slide. The way the slides are made, the floor is supported on 3 sides by the walls of the slide. The 4th edge of the floor is supported by the main floor of the trailer when the slide is extended. When the slide is retracted, that inside edge of the floor can be 1" or so off of the main floor and subject to damage. My owner's manual says it's fine to use the slides when retracted but BE CAREFUL if you do. Watch where you are stepping and/or applying weight to the slide floor because it's not supported along the front edge. I think your manual should read If slide is retracted "Use at your own risk". I agree the slide is not supported for normal use and therefore there is a risk of you use it. I think its common sense that there's a risk to using an unsupported slide. However maybe some don't agree.
Lantley 02/15/18 03:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ram 6.4L Hemi vs good ol' 8.1L

Not really. It was great with 2 kids, 2 dogs, and more often than not kids' friends, but nowadays it's mostly just the 2 of us. Plus we're not bringing bikes and/or beach toys either. Once in a while we have another couple with us. The last time I had the 3rd row seat in the truck was Thanksgiving 2013. I just had the rockers replaced on the burb in 2016, so not ready to give up on her yet, but at the same time, it won't last forever....you got me thinking it would be great if I could get that 6L90 behind the 8.1.... Can I say it's hard for me to imagine you in another truck! With a screen name like Burbman how can you drive anything else! By the way I saw that Ramguy post. If Dodge Guy can drive and Excursion. Burbman can drive a Ram. Did I mention, While I love the Duramax Allison combo of my current truck I still miss the passenger space of my Excursion. 8.1 Burbs are great vehicles unfortunately they don't last forever. Whenever the new vehicle comes into play I think you'll be impressed by lots of new technology 6 speed transmissions, LED lighting etc. Technology moves fast. As much as I loved my 7.3 PSD X it was a dinosaur in many ways compared to the modern trucks. I think you will find the same experience once you move on from your Burb.
Lantley 02/15/18 07:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: To Many Options!

Only you can decide if toyhauler fits your family better than a bunkhouse. How old are your kids? Are they self sufficient. Do they need dedicated storage space? Are there any toys to carry in toy area? Do you camp in cold weather? I have a bunkhouse and am very satisfied. It is a more cozy interior vs. a toy hauler. However I sometimes day dream about hauling a golf cart around...LOL Spacious versatility vs. a more cozy dedicated interior is the debate
Lantley 02/15/18 06:35am Fifth-Wheels
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