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RE: Grand Design Momentum , Think Twice Before BIG Mistake

sc1camping, sounds like you got the bad end of a deal. I apologize for doubting you. Changes my thoughts about GD. I wouldnt recommend it to anyone going by your experience. Ive been rv'ing over 40 years and thats worse experience I've heard of on a brand new unit....shame on the manufacturer AND dealership you purchased from
NC Hauler 08/29/15 08:04pm Toy Haulers
RE: Grand Design Momentum , Think Twice Before BIG Mistake

SC1 is for real. They've posted the same experience over on IRV2. If its real, then he isn't very bright to spend all that money to fix things that should have been covered under warranty, AND IF true that GD never got involved. Then I would NEVER own one or recommend anyone buy one, either way, pathetic set of circumstances. NC Nice to see you playing with us again. chevman Hey Larry, I was admitted into therapy a week ago. Left arm, at this time is useless, but left leg is getting stronger, though I do need help with walking. Got bored and looked at forums....Lord willing, I'll be able to drive again sooner than later and camp in our, never been slept in yet,Jayco TH.
NC Hauler 08/29/15 08:47am Toy Haulers
RE: Grand Design Momentum , Think Twice Before BIG Mistake

SC1 is for real. They've posted the same experience over on IRV2. If its real, then he isn't very bright to spend all that money to fix things that should have been covered under warranty, AND IF true that GD never got involved. Then I would NEVER own one or recommend anyone buy one, either way, pathetic set of circumstances.
NC Hauler 08/29/15 08:04am Toy Haulers
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

Hey Rosie, glad Art is doing better. Well, when it rains, it pours... Kathys sister passed away Wednesday. She was 80 and had been in bad health, but it still hurts and she was Kathy and my connection back in '68 when startef going dtrady. Kathy has been my rock and is the love of my life. Cant wait till she and I can go camping again. Left leg getting stronger and I'm hoping left arm will get back most of its mobility. Yall take care, maybe sometime, you, Art, Kathy and I can do a camping trip again. Tell Art Jim said "hi".
NC Hauler 08/29/15 06:52am Around the Campfire
RE: Grand Design Momentum , Think Twice Before BIG Mistake

I call BS...brand new member, first post, and not back to answer further questions. I don't own a GD either, but it appears to be a quality product. Sounds like OP didnt use much common sense when it came to warranty repairs. Most of his problems, if "actual" problems would have been taken care of by dealer or manufacturer. Possible Troll? I'll apologize if I see a long listing of repairs and cost...not buying it. Jim
NC Hauler 08/29/15 04:17am Toy Haulers
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

ROSIE!! So awesome to see you in here. How's Art? I hope things are better. Im in rehab right now. Trying to get use of left arm back and strengthen my left leg to where I can walk unassisted. This caught me completely off guard. Gotta get wheel chaired to another theraphy session. By end of day, I have done 6 hrs of theraphy. Great hearing from you.... I or Kathy will stay in touch. You, Art and your family take care Jim & Kathy
NC Hauler 08/26/15 09:13am Around the Campfire
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

Thanks Larry, its a life changing experience...will try to follow up. Him
NC Hauler 08/22/15 04:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

Been a while, had a stroke early Wednesday morning. Im in re-hab now, left hand/arm pretty much useless...left leg very weak...Lord willing I can get some mobility back..Tired, will come back when I can.....
NC Hauler 08/22/15 04:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Pulling the trigger: Jayco Seismic 4112

Hoping to pick it up this Friday .. we'll see how it goes..pics will follow.
NC Hauler 08/18/15 06:54pm Toy Haulers
RE: Pulling the trigger: Jayco Seismic 4112

I'll bet both of you were surprised how much stuff you had in the old trailer! We felt like hoarders when we unloaded ours! Well, we've done this quite a few times over the years and actually unloaded un-needed things before we started this time, (learn by doing?:))...BUT, again, as you stated, had more than you would think..When I see post on loading campers up and someone "speculates" how much they'll put in their unit, (pound wise)...I usually chime in and say something like you did....It's amazing how much we pack in these units and you don't really realize it until you unload it into a new one:)......
NC Hauler 08/17/15 04:12am Toy Haulers
RE: X Full Timer---5th Wheel Virgin

Seems like i asked a good question or controversial one! Like i said in original post was a full timer 15 years ago. Have had three 3/4 ton trucks and one 1 ton. The GVWR **** is all old school, and I purposely bought the 3/4 because I dont want a big 5er......the wife does... ..I guess size does matter to a woman :-) :B
NC Hauler 08/16/15 12:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: X Full Timer---5th Wheel Virgin

Why do people use "dry" weights when picking out an RV that they'll be towing? Its not a realistic weight and most times, is wrong. Same with "dry" pin weight. I would think when one matches a 5er up with what they're going to tow it with, they would use a more realistic weight somewhere between the 5ers dry weight and its GVW, and would think they should use 20% of the 5ers GVW to get a more accurate idea of how much pin weight they'll be putting in the bed of their truck. Just seems it would be a more logical way of matching a TV with what one is going to tow. I see more and more post on quiet a few RV forums as well as truck forums with people using non realistic "dry" weights when matching what they're going to tow with their TV. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
NC Hauler 08/16/15 03:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pulling the trigger: Jayco Seismic 4112

Hi Jim. Did you get it yet? Patiently waiting for pics :B Not yet, though the deed is done.:) Im working this weekend, but my wife swapped out everything we had left in our Holiday Rambler yesterday. I helped her for about an hour...so all we're waiting for is slide toppers, HD satellite install, cleaning, W/D swap and this unit only had a microwave, ours had micro wave/ covection oven and they agreed to do the swap...both units are identical in width, depth and height. Hoping to have by the weekend, guess we'll wait and see. Pics coming:)
NC Hauler 08/16/15 03:29am Toy Haulers
RE: X Full Timer---5th Wheel Virgin

Go with a gooseneck and you will not be sorry. A gooseneck does NOT put any extra stress on the pin or frame. Simple analogy: The force applied at the head of a nail to remove it does not change regardless of how big or small the hammer is you use to pull it. You may perceive it is easier to remove the nail with a large hammer and the force you exert on the hammer handle is less but the force the head of the nail requires to start coming out does not change. Ummmm....somebody slept through Statics and Dynamics and Vector Mechanics. :R Rusty :B
NC Hauler 08/13/15 07:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pulling the trigger: Jayco Seismic 4112

We bought a 4212 in May, ordered it the way we wanted. Jayco is the best we researched all OEM's The 4112 would have been 2 nd choice but the side patio was the closer. We really liked the 4212 also, but just the opposite with the wife and I, we just preferred the one patio set up....Believe that is the only difference between the 4112 and 4212, if not mistaken.... How has your unit worked out for you? Any problems with the leveling system? Any issues towing an almost 45' 5er? thanks for the info Jim
NC Hauler 08/13/15 05:12pm Toy Haulers
RE: Possibly Downsizing to SRW from DRW

Depends on the truck camper size, I know if I had a TC it would be on a DRW truck especially if you do a bunch of mountain driving. Agree with you Rick:)
NC Hauler 08/13/15 05:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: X Full Timer---5th Wheel Virgin

Very interesting opinions on the kingpin vs gooseneck, I happened to look at a open range light fifth wheel made by Highland Ridge RV, and it comes set up with a gooseneck on it Then I would "assume", per Open Range, it's ok to tow the light 5er with a GN...some manufacturers don't mind...some do...If it concerns warranty....I'd want to use a hitch recommended by the manufacturer of the RV.
NC Hauler 08/13/15 05:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Possibly Downsizing to SRW from DRW

I've been toying with the idea of switching to an SRW soon. Has anyone done it and later regretted it, due to the load you haul, such as truck camper, or towing a large trailer? Looking for input. Can't tell from your signature what you tow? If the SRW truck can handle the weight of whatever it is that you are towing, 5er??, TT??.....then go with the SRW truck..
NC Hauler 08/13/15 02:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Possibly Downsizing to SRW from DRW

Jim, Although I've always towed with SRW and can't comment on DRW manners, you might be interested in my experience. My SRW Dodge 3500's limiting factor was the tires. My pin weight is 3600, loaded trailer weight of 16,000, which would have exceeded my OEM tire limits (the axle has the same components as DRW, even the brakes are the same). I installed 19.5 inch medium duty truck wheels/tires, a common mod with the truck camper crowd, to solve the tire safety concern. My truck is very stable towing, in fact, it's more stable loaded than empty. These 19.5s are designed to carry weight-and lots of it. I'm sure having more tires on the ground would only add to stability, but I can't imagine my rig being more user-friendly, it's already night-and-day better than my 10,000 lb. travel trailer was. One benefit of SRW is fuel mileage, we just completed a 3000 mile trip and averaged a shade over 12 mpg on the lie-ometer (it's very close, though). The 19.5s have less rolling resistance than either OEMs or duals. Good luck with your decision, Randy The older Ram's may have been the same as far as rear axle, but not the new one's as far as rear axle goes. You "can" make the axle the weak link if you use tires that will handle "X" amount of weight, but the axle won't handle it.... I towed from WVa to Asheville NC, 5er weighing 16,300# with 3460# pin weight and lie-o-meter showed I got 10 mpg, but actually I got 9.8...thought that was pretty good for a combined weight of 25, 440#...If towing in the mountains on curvy roads, the Dually offers more stability with heavier 5er's.
NC Hauler 08/13/15 02:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: X Full Timer---5th Wheel Virgin

Go with a gooseneck and you will not be sorry. A gooseneck does NOT put any extra stress on the pin or frame. Simple analogy: The force applied at the head of a nail to remove it does not change regardless of how big or small the hammer is you use to pull it. You may perceive it is easier to remove the nail with a large hammer and the force you exert on the hammer handle is less but the force the head of the nail requires to start coming out does not change. Sorry, but your physics is flawed. One more time, instead of arguing this point ad-nausium, as to which one should be used to tow OP's 5er with, GN or 5er hitch...OP should call the MANUFACTURER and not take my word or your word for it, but get it straight from the horses mouth (IF he's concerned about warranty)...If they say they don't care, then have at it with whatever OP wants to use...BUT if MANUFACTURE states you HAVE to use a traditional 5er hitch to keep warranty intact.....then again, the OP can make his decision from that..The Coachmen Somerset I had as well as the HR Presidential Suite, BOTH manufacturers stated warranty could be adversely affected IF I used a GN to tow their 5er's with.. so I towed with 5er hitch.
NC Hauler 08/13/15 02:29pm Fifth-Wheels
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