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RE: getting a tv with a sensitive tuner

Gdetrailer I am not splitting anything. There is 1 TV in a 23' trailer. I unplugged 1 tv and plugged in the other and gained @ 27 channels in 30 seconds. The only thing that changed was the tv. Not even a coax change, so YES, it is definitely the tuners. I assume the antenna is coming directly from the roof to the TV and there are no other TV connections in the RV.
Lantley 04/23/18 06:05am Technology Corner
RE: Bed cap removing

Physically taking cap off every time would old in a hurry. Maybe removal is a viable alternative if you only camp a couple of times a year. But if you camp regularly removal is a deal breaker for me with or without a winch.
Lantley 04/23/18 05:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First landing state park

My vote is for 1st Landing it is one of my favorite places. there are a few sites that will accommodate your rig. Close to the action but not in the action. Lots to do within the park, you don't have to leave. But if you choose to leave the strip area is close.
Lantley 04/22/18 07:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bed cap removing

I am in the construction biz as well. I use a Bak Flip G2 Hard flip back cover. I keep my tools and necessities in the bed using containers buckets and milk crates. I unload my tools and stuff as required when I hook up the 5'er. Because the stuff is in milk crates I can load/unload pretty easily/quickly The cover flips back out of the way and does not interfere with the hitch. Its not ideal but it works well enough. Been doing it that way for 6 years now. My tools and stuff are secure enough to keep honest people out when the cover is closed and tailgate is locked.
Lantley 04/22/18 01:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5TH WHEEL SMARTPHONE LEVELER APP

Level Mate looks like a great idea/gadget if you don't have the auto level feature. If I did not have auto level I would get the Level Mate. It looks like it allows you to get the computerized calculating/thinking functions of the auto systems for a fraction of the cost of installing a true auto level system.
Lantley 04/21/18 08:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer Width - Pros and Cons

Size means nothing, Floor plan is everything. Floor plan remains when all else is forgotten or accepted. In my opinion you can never have a too big or a too adjustable set of mirrors. My after market extendable mirrors make my F-150 look like Dumbo the elephant going down the road. I would not trade them, they are worth a fortune when backing up. Safe travels This^^^ YOu are mixing unrelated criteria. Larger mirrors provide more viewing area regardless of your trailer width. A wider trailer will provide more interior space regardless of your mirror size. Don't overthink or over analyze. I will always want maximum interior space and maximum viewing area. There is no substitute for a good mirrors
Lantley 04/20/18 08:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Engines to avoid on F-250?

I am going to chime in here. I own a 6.0, yes I knew about all of its flaws before I bought it. I have owned multiple Cummins, a V10, a 7.3, and now a 6.0. I have driven a lot of miles in all of them. My advice is simple. If you come to an online forum for diesel advice a 6.0 is not for you. I turn my own wrenches and I have a large tool box. I don't mind doing preventative maintenance. There is a video or forum for every 6.0 ailment out there. When I upgraded trailers I wanted a dually again. I got a very good deal on 6.0 because of all the fears of it. Like, about $12,000 savings compared to other trucks. I constantly monitor my engine with Torque Pro. The truck's brakes and transmission have given me more problems than the motor. Good luck in what you choose and remember the internet NEVER lies. Well said
Lantley 04/20/18 09:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: any experience at Wilderness Camp at Disney???

I can assure you paying more does not make irresponsible pet owners responsible pet owners. They should also put poop bags out which helps those who are lazy and dont pick up. Then if you cannot pick up, they need to kick them out. No it doesn't make them responsible, but it does create a fund to pay for the problems they create. A CG cannot tell a responsible pet owner from an irresponsible owner at check in. But they can charge ALL pet owners to establish a clean up /nuisance fund. Afterall all dogs are going to leave a pile somewhere the issue is who is going to clean it up. Those without dogs/pets are exempt from paying.
Lantley 04/20/18 07:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Top 5 Options

1 -power tongue jack 2 -maxx air or similar roof vent covers 3 -2nd battery 4 -auto level system or at least a bluetooth app based system 5 -keyless entry lock 6- ensure there are decent tires and not OEM may pops #6 could supercede all other items
Lantley 04/19/18 08:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Broken stabilizer - am i expecting too much?

"Just didn't expect to be doing any repairs, let alone repairs myself, after only 2 months and 1 trip of ownership." That is your first mistake. Your RV will need constant repairs and maintenance. Getting it sorted out when new is all part of the process. Taking it in to the dealer is often more trouble than it's worth. Especially for a simple repair. Towing it back and forth often takes more time than just completing the repair yourself. Consider the whole episode a learning experience. Now you know!
Lantley 04/19/18 08:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Choices of TV for a family of 6

Once upon a time I had an Excursion that I towed an 11K GVW TT . Back when they quit making them, I new this dark period we are in, was on the horizon! We all saw the day coming when there would be no large SUV to tow large 10K GVW RV trailers. That day has arrived with no relief in site.
Lantley 04/19/18 07:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Choices of TV for a family of 6

We can stamp our feet and pound our fist all we want, there is only a niche market for a heavy duty SUV. The demand is not there by the masses. The 1/2 ton versions meet the needs of most. An SUV has a different impact on the CAFE standards(The Corporate Average Fuel Economy) vs.a pick up. A HD SUV really brings down the avg. fuel economy while producing very few sales. Ultimately it is the CAFE issue that eliminated the HD SUV.
Lantley 04/19/18 03:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Engines to avoid on F-250?

Nothing silly about someone sharing their actual experience (vs hearsay) and what they think of a drivetrain. Leave it up to the OP to decide. Find a low mileage 6.0 diesel, do the EGR delete and drive on. Towing 12K at 214K and still running strong. https://i.imgur.com/ca2HclHl.jpg Wow! There is some advice to flush. When two companies spend hundreds of millions to point fingers on who is responsible for the creation of likely the worst diesel engine to roll out of Detroit since the GM 5.7 diesel and when companies exist for the sole purpose of trying to "bullet proof" said diesel. That is called a clue. If you bought a new early 6.0 (and we did on the farm, after the very good 6.9 and 7.3 engines) shame on Ford. You buy one now, shame on you. That kind of talk is out dated now. There are no warranty claims going on for the 6.0 PSD now...the newest 6.0 is now 12 model years old. The manufacturers have moved well beyond the handling of this motor. Yet, every single day there they are...working and running. The issues and the motor are well understood now and they are not that big of a deal. Matter of fact they don’t have near the emissions junk the new ones have so many people are keeping them or acquiring them. Makes sense from a financial POV. Thanks! Jeremiah Not that big of a deal if you have the knowledge and $ to keep it running...... Defending the virtues of the 6.0 is like peeing your pants in public. You may get a warm feeling from it but you’ll look silly to everyone else! There’s a reason, in this good economy, that Id have to give 20grand for any halfway decent older diesel and at least 10 for high mile good ones. But I could have my pick of comparable 6.0s for close to half that price. Calling the history of the 6.0 Hearsay is a bit of an understatement. Did you read the title of the thread? If the 6.0 should not be avoided no F-250 engine should be avoided! Pretending the 6.0 is just another engine that may require a little tinkering is very misleading.
Lantley 04/19/18 03:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: any experience at Wilderness Camp at Disney???

Jon Walter, there are other campgrounds that take pets and dont charge extra for them. The others are MUCH cheaper and very easy to get to. Yes you might have to pay for parking going to the parks, but even with that I saved a bunch. But for those who want to stay on Disney property, its your only choice. I'm sorry though, I have a problem with campgrounds who charge for pets. I have to pay for my pets to walk on there ground? Ridiculous. Now I would totally agree with those who abuse the campground with pets like those who dont clean up after them, or tie them outside or let them run loose. Fine them or make them leave, but stop punishing other pet parents who take care of there pets and stop charging for them. I see the pet issue another way. Don't get me wrong irresponsible pet owners ruin it for the rest however the CG has to monitor and cleaning up after the pets. Ultimately the pets create issues that the CG has to deal with. Should the CG eat these cost? Should all campers pay these cost? Should pet owners pay these cost? Should pets be banned? I have no issue paying more for my pet if that fee helps keep the CG pet friendly for everyone
Lantley 04/19/18 07:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: any experience at Wilderness Camp at Disney???

I would actually like to see them expand the fort. Lots of undeveloped land around the lake. I agree, they could expand it by 50% and still get close to keeping the place fully booked. OTOH, we just spent an entire boat ride, from FW to the Magic Kingdom, talking to a first mate. She was a lifer, who started in the eighties. She had a lot of interesting info. about the history of the region, and claimed that there is a lot of Disney property locked up in preservation agreements, including waterfront. The other interesting observation about FW, is that there has been very little effort to upgrade much of anything in the last few decades. Lots of high quality maintenance, and modest upgrading of things like bath houses, but no real drive to capture a lot of missed opportunities. IMHO, a family oriented casual restaurant, an ice cream shop and a coffee cafe would all be extremely popular, and profitable. There has to be a pretty compelling reason that a corporation like KOA makes every effort to monetize every single opportunity (cafe, bike rental, zip-line, ice cream parlor, etc....) in their premium properties, yet Disney doesn't lift a finger, when it comes to lost potential. It would suck, but seeing an announcement that Disney is planning to close the Fort, in the future, wouldn't surprise me in the least. DIsney has a great well stocked camp store and there is a restaurant and coffee shop on site as well. However at some point I imagine disney wants you to explore and see all of the other properties parks and shops. Unlike a KOA The CG while fantastic is not the main attraction. Disney can make more profit if they get campers to leave the CG for one of their more lucrative attractions/facilities.
Lantley 04/19/18 07:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Engines to avoid on F-250?

Find a low mileage 6.0 diesel, do the EGR delete and drive on. Towing 12K at 214K and still running strong. https://i.imgur.com/ca2HclHl.jpg Wow! There is some advice to flush. When two companies spend hundreds of millions to point fingers on who is responsible for the creation of likely the worst diesel engine to roll out of Detroit since the GM 5.7 diesel and when companies exist for the sole purpose of trying to "bullet proof" said diesel. That is called a clue. If you bought a new early 6.0 (and we did on the farm, after the very good 6.9 and 7.3 engines) shame on Ford. You buy one now, shame on you. That kind of talk is out dated now. There are no warranty claims going on for the 6.0 PSD now...the newest 6.0 is now 12 model years old. The manufacturers have moved well beyond the handling of this motor. Yet, every single day there they are...working and running. The issues and the motor are well understood now and they are not that big of a deal. Matter of fact they don’t have near the emissions junk the new ones have so many people are keeping them or acquiring them. Makes sense from a financial POV. Thanks! Jeremiah The 6.0 is still to be avoided.Unlike a fine wine the 6.0 did not get better with age. There are other options without the sordid history that did not/do not require bullet proofing
Lantley 04/19/18 04:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: any experience at Wilderness Camp at Disney???

Hey Pirate I got your point even if others did not understand your sarcasm!
Lantley 04/18/18 04:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: First trip to RV park - suggestions?

If you travel around you will find not all KOA's are tight. Much like any franchise the locations are all very different. The management and business plan can be different as well. Sometimes a large state park site is nice on the other hand a a well manicured resort style private CG with an on site restaurant and large pool can be fun. There is not a one size fits all answer. I enjoy them all. Sometimes less is more! ... and sometimes more is simply more. More power, more people, more amenities, more room pick your poison.
Lantley 04/18/18 11:37am Travel Trailers
RE: any experience at Wilderness Camp at Disney???

I hear you guys making the ROI argument. But does Disney need another hotel? FW gives disney a unique CG that attracts a different type of traveler. I love the Fort. But I have no desire to stay at the Grand Floridian or any other resort hotel. Diversity becomes part of the game and the attraction. One of the reasons I don't even consider Universal is they do not have an on site CG. Sure Disney could close the Fort,as the will always be room for a better mousetrap. On the other hand if it isn't broke don't fix it.
Lantley 04/18/18 11:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: any experience at Wilderness Camp at Disney???

Too expensive, does NOT live up to the hype Disney runs perhaps the most successful entertainment enterprise on the planet. They own what is regarded as one of the best RV parks in North America. It is 100% full, for much of the year. For ever potential client with your attitude, there are several that are disappointed that they failed to even get in. The fact that anybody is not impressed with Fort Wilderness, is of little concern to them. The average family of four now spends $7500 for a five day Disney vacation. Obviously, that figure would cause many here to faint, as many are tighter than a frog's butt, and have moths flying out of their wallets when they get cracked open, every few months. Here on the forum there is a long history of those that bitterly whine that FW is a "rip-off" since it's fifty bucks more that the local KOA. The same people who drop over $100 per person a day,for park tickets, are horrified that a high end RV resort on the property isn't as cheap as the one ten miles away in Kissimmee. (in one of the highest crime cities, in one of the highest crime states, BTW) Having been a loyal customer at FW for the last two decades, I occasionally wonder when Disney leadership is going to pull the plug on the whole place. It's located on prime property, and I doubt it generates the return of other high end lodging located on the lake. It's a valid concern, with the long abandoned water park, immediately adjacent, being replaced with a huge timeshare facility. I can see the day when some executive asks, " If Fort wilderness brings such a poor ROI, and our internal data shows that our camping guests spend much less on their vacation experience as those who stay in our high end properties, why are we wasting prime property on them?" Interesting but I can't imagine FW is losing money at those rates.
Lantley 04/18/18 05:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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