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RE: Verizon to up the cost of unlimited data plans

Great re-write....just bad information. My Verizon service is better today than it has been in the past. If you actually travel you will want Verizon. If you sit a lot you will want the best service available in that particular area. I agree with this . Verizon provides the best service however they are generally the most expensive. I have Sprint which I agree is inferior to Verizon service but it is significantly less expensive. As always in the end you get what you pay for.Depending on you needs there is not a one size fits all answer.
Lantley 10/10/15 08:37am Technology Corner
RE: Electric or Propane When Paying for Electric?

It's not about worry. It's about knowledge. Don't you want to know where your money goes? Then you take your choice. On some level I don't really care where every dime I spend goes. If I'm out I may stop at a restaurant to eat. I am fully aware that it would be more economical to eat at home. LP could be slightly cheaper than electric but the difference will be negligible to the point I'm not concerned about it. I see people going out of their way or waiting in line 30-60 minutes to buy gas that maybe 5 cents a gallon cheaper. With a 35 gallon tank the difference is $1.75. Most cars do not have 35 gallon tanks. These people have more free time and knowledge than me. Maybe both!;) Because I have not figured out how saving the $1.75 is worthwhile. Maybe the LP vs. gas scenario is the same. I can't figure out how using LP can be more beneficial than just using electric. LP is not more efficient and the cost difference is negligible. Throw in the convenience factor and I see no reason to use LP vs. electric. But maybe I just lack the knowledge to figure it all out. For those with the knowledge how much are you actually saving by using LP vs.electric? Is there a real number or is it just a matter of principle?
Lantley 10/10/15 07:14am Tech Issues
RE: RV show madness

That pipe wouldn't last long where we take our trailer. I went to a show earlier in the year just to mosey around and saw one trailer I liked, just not enough to trade in a perfectly good rig that's paid off. One thing I did notice is a lot of the trailers felt like they didn't have their stabs down when I climbed in them, just flimsy. That pipe appears to be a sewer boom. It is a gadget use to support your sewer hose. Check it out below. My rig came with something similar installed from the factory. Sewer Boom More boom photos
Lantley 10/09/15 07:15pm Beginning RVing
RE: Electric or Propane When Paying for Electric?

I'm glad you guys like the use of the word worry maybe I should have said be concerned about it. Maybe I should have said monitor usage? How do you know when to call the LP guy? Do you monitor your usage? Do you just call every other Friday or at some other regular interval? Maybe you're just looking for something to do? With electric there is absolutely nothing else to do which is how I prefer it. No phone calls,no monitoring,no credit cards on file. No additional task required. Now of course if your just looking for something to do. Call the LP guy he'll be out on Friday.
Lantley 10/09/15 05:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Truck Tires - I Want Good Ones

Another vote for Michelin Ms/2. I have gotten 80K miles on 2 sets so far. I am on my 3rd set
Lantley 10/09/15 05:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric or Propane When Paying for Electric?

Calculator for The Cost of Heat. Plug in YOUR numbers and find out. Thanks for the link to some real numbers instead of guesses for those of us who might find it easier to give the delivery man $15 for a tank of propane instead of paying the park $20 for their electricity. I do know that some retirees still think their time is worth $40/hour. Mine isn't. Sorry but for $5.00 why worry about it? Considering the extra I have to go thru to possibly save $5.00. It's just easier to use electric. If I can have an unlimited supply of worry free energy. Why even mess around with the limited supply?
Lantley 10/09/15 01:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Open Range Slide Out Problem

Google the Open Range RV Owners Forum. There have been issues with gear boxes on the newer models. THere was also a TSB concerning slide switches
Lantley 10/08/15 11:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Electric or Propane When Paying for Electric?

The price difference will be negligible. However the simple convenience of not having to refill or monitor LP usage makes using electric any easy decision for me.
Lantley 10/08/15 05:34am Tech Issues
RE: Weber Q to propane tank

I ordered a low pressure 15' hose and converted my Weber Q to run off the low pressure connection already plumbed on my trailer. I also have a regulator connected hose assembly worked up for it so I can power the Weber with a 20 pound tank. With the ability to use both I find myself hooking the Weber up to the 20# tank most of the time. In fact, I don't know the last time I hooked it up directly to my trailer. Chuck I'm in this camp. Connecting with the hose turned out to be more trouble than it's worth. The tripping hazard and limited grill location are to issues you don't have to deal with using an additional tank. I do understand the OP is now full timing and storage space is a bigger issue. Nevertheless I find myself seldom using the hose because it is not as convenient as I thought it would be.
Lantley 10/08/15 04:56am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Lifting A Travel Trailer

Want to lift the trailer off the ground for stabilizing, leveling and mostly to take weight off the tires when in storage. This was just a thought as I have seen fifth wheel trailer with the ability to be lifted off the ground. I think you are confusing issues. I can lift my fiver off the ground with the leveling system. But I don't think that makes the fiver more stable. Lifting makes the rig level not stable. A rig with tires on the ground is certainly more stable. Imagine if a hurricane force wind came through would the rig be more stable on or off the ground? I'm not suggesting anyone camp in a hurricane but it seems obvious on the ground is way more stable. I've never heard of a vehicle falling off its wheels. But I have heard of vehicles falling off of jack stands or stands collapsing. As mentioned you can use additional jack stands and or BAL stabilizers to create stability by taking the bounce/deflection out of the tires and suspension. Raising the fiver off the ground will not increase stability. But will make the rig inherently more unstable.
Lantley 10/07/15 06:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Build quality

They are all pretty much equal mid priced 5ers. Take your pick. Ken My thoughts as well
Lantley 10/07/15 06:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel bunkhouse 36ft or under?

29.5BHDS | 2016 EAGLE HT http://www.jayco.com/images/pages/2919-29.5BHDS.png width=480 Weights & Measures WEIGHTS Unloaded Vehicle Weight (lbs) View Definition 8300 Dry Hitch Weight (lbs) View Definition 1515 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lbs) View Definition 9950 Cargo Carrying Capacity (lbs) View Definition 1650 MEASUREMENTS Exterior Travel Length (Pin box to bumper) 33' 10" Total Exterior Length 34' 7" Exterior Width 96" Exterior Height with A/C 148 - 3/4" Interior Height (Upper Deck) 94 - 1/2" Interior Height (Bedroom) 74 - 3/4" Queen Bed 60 x 80 Hide-A-Bed Sofa 46 x 76 Wheel Base 257 - 1/4" TANK CAPACITIES Fresh Water Capacity (gals) 43 Fresh Water Capacity (gals) includes water heater 49 Gray Waste Water Capacity (gals) 73 Black Waste Water Capacity (gals) 32 - 1/2 OTHER Sleeping Capacity 7-10 http://kz-rv.com/products/durango-1500-fifth-wheels/images/floorplans/2016/2016-KZ-RV-Durango-1500-D286BHD-Floorplan.gif width=480 D286BHD UVW (Unloaded Vehicle Weight)* 8,490 Dry Hitch Weight* 1,510 Dry Axle Weight* 6,980 NCC (Net Carrying Capacity) 2,010 GVWR 10,500 Exterior Height 12' Exterior Width 96" Exterior Length 33' 11" Refrigerator (Cubic Feet) 8 Water Heater Cap. (Gal. G/E w/DSI) 6 Fresh Water Cap. (Gal.) 63 Waste Water Cap. (Gal.) 57 Gray Water Cap. (Gal.) 97 LP Gas Cap. (Lbs.) 60 Furnace BTUs (1,000s) 35 Tire Size 15" Awning 15'/14' *This weight reflects the rolling average unit weight for each model. Your trailer weight will vary according to optional equi
Lantley 10/07/15 06:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Andersen w/MorRyde Pinbox

Here's an interesting quote from Hensley: "A steel hitch that connects a steel trailer frame to a steel truck frame equals a very rough ride". Isn't this exactly how the Anderson Hitch System works?? Might work that way if your truck's "steel wheels" were attached/connected to the steel truck frame. But wait isn't a conventional fifth wheel hitch steel? And that same "steel trailer frame" attached to a steel truck frame equate to a "rough ride" as well? :R Hensley makes an air ride hitch, it is not a conventional hitch. THe hensley hitch is designed to create a smooth ride by absorbing the back and forth and rocking motion of the hitch. I have no dog in this fight and believe the Andersen hitches are a decent product and possibly the way of the future. However I am curious why they don't recommend or speak double talk when it come to air ride pin boxes.
Lantley 10/07/15 05:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Miles per gallon on a 40 to 44 foot diesel

When it comes to the expense owning the motor home fuel is not the biggest expense. While it maybe beneficial to know the fuel cost,I agree fuel cost is not something to worry about.
Lantley 10/07/15 05:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Order from factory vs buy off lot?

You can get a decent price both ways. However if you want the rig equipped exactly the way you want. With the interior, colors, options and features you want and don't want plan to order it otherwise you will have to settle/accept what the dealer has on their lot. Ordering requires more homework and research to know what features are available and to have a better idea what the price should be.
Lantley 10/06/15 09:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Getting rid of Road Trip grill - replace with Weber Q?

I agree that when it comes to grills, Weber is the best. however, I've had my Road Trip Grill for almost 10 years and it's still going strong. My brother in law has had is more like 15 years and hasn't even had to replace the grates. There are def downsides to it, but I never expected full grill capabilities in a travel grill. When I fold mine up, I just set it in side the door of the trailer. It's the first thing to come out when we get set up and we're good to go. I kind of agree I don't expect full features in a camping grill however the Weber is close to full feature in a small, portable travel size unit. What I do expect is the grill to get hot on occasion my Roadtrip would not heat up enough to make bacon and eggs. There were times when my Roadtrip simply would not get hot enough to cook breakfast. In the morning if it were a bit cool with a breeze the Roadtrip struggled. The Weber Q gets the job done. I witnessed breakfast cooking quite nicely on a Weber Q while my Roadtrip was luke warm. A grill that you cannot count on to get hot all the time is no good. Especially when camping! For the record my Roadtrip just sold on Craigslist and hour ago.
Lantley 10/06/15 05:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Weber Q to propane tank

Beware to those using a hose. I have found that the hose can quickly become a tripping hazard. Tripping around a hot grill is not a good thing! I understand it's not rocket science and that the hose should be placed in a safe location. Nevertheless I found myself tripping over the hose too frequently. I now try to cover the hose with a mat. Ultimately using a 20# tank and eliminating the long hose altogether was my best solution Worse part would spilling the JackDaniels :B Tough call getting a 2nd degree burn or spilling the Jack. Doing both may be a reason to give up camping or at least grilling while camping!:D
Lantley 10/05/15 06:41pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 5th wheel bunkhouse 36ft or under?

2016 Keystone Montana High Country 340BH https://rvimg.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2016-montana-high-country-340bh-floor-plan-1-748x500.jpg width=480 Specs Sleeps8 Slides4 Hitch Weight2,165 lbs Ship Weight11,905 lbs Cargo Capacity2,260 lbs GVWR14,165 lbs Length40'-11" Height12'-9" Width8'-0" Fresh Water64 gal Gray Water100 gal Black Water50 gal L.P. Capacity60 gal Tire SizeST235/80R16E
Lantley 10/05/15 06:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weber Q to propane tank

Beware to those using a hose. I have found that the hose can quickly become a tripping hazard. Tripping around a hot grill is not a good thing! I understand it's not rocket science and that the hose should be placed in a safe location. Nevertheless I found myself tripping over the hose too frequently. I now try to cover the hose with a mat. Ultimately using a 20# tank and eliminating the long hose altogether was my best solution
Lantley 10/05/15 04:58am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: I have a weight dilemma.. what would you do?

Lantley, Sorry to have to enlighten you. If the trailer brakes are properly adjusted and employed, they alone stop the RV trailer's forward motion and also pull backward on the tow vehicle. If not, there's an excellent chance of a jacknife condition in the rigs future. Especially on gravel, loose stone, wet or slippery road surfaces, etc. The trailer should never be allowed to push forward on it's tow vehicle when braking! The tow vehicle's brakes only should be the braking source if or when the trailer brakes fail! Doesn't matter if it's a 1/2 ton pickup or smaller or and 1 ton pickup or larger! The fact remains constant! Not my problem if you do NOT have your trailer brakes properly adjusted. That is until you fail to stop and hit me or jacknife or lose control and hit me. Then I will have a problem that will very quickly become a real problem for you and you can certainly count on it!!! What ever happened to learning how to tow properly and legally before actually towing an RV over about 3500 lb or a utility trailer or boat? Most states have laws that are required to be adhered to. Ever hear of "Liability"? No enlightenment necessary. Put those text books and degrees away and actually drive the trucks. You just may get some real world enlightenment yourself. Same trailer different trucks. Dually always stops much better regardless of how well the trailer brakes are adjusted. Brakes maybe adjusted perfectly or they may be out of whack the dually will always stop better. It appears a few others have read your diatribe and have had similar results as mine. Stopping their trailers driving a dually. In the end there is nothing here for me to debate with you. I have already experienced the braking difference for myself. The truck's braking ability can have a dramatic effect on stopping the trailer. The trailer's brakes will be assisted by the trucks braking system when you have a large enough truck. You can enlighten others if you like. But I'll take a pass on your braking rhetoric.
Lantley 10/05/15 04:27am General RVing Issues
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