Raining here today.. temp is 60. Clearing tomorrow through rest of the week and warm.. I don't seem to get on here like I use to John, but will try to do better.. So far, the fulltiming experience suits my wife and I . Will probably leave TX, mid April, spend 5 days or so outside Asheville to visit friends and family, then head back to home base in WVa to spend Spring, Summer and Fall.
Hope all is well with you and your family Jon.
Take care and have a great day buddy.
I owned a 2006 37 RLQ for almost 10 years.. It was great. We loved it.. No big issues to speak of.. We sold it and purchased brand new rig for fulltiming in retirement.
Our experience was very good. Great unit. From our almost 10 years of ownership, I would recommend it. I do all the checks for leaks, check out slide functions, etc.. the usual for being used.
Your links don't work for me. There are two class action lawsuits pending against FCA and Cummins. I haven't found anything that says the EPA is planning action against either company.
This has nothing to do whatsoever with Cummins. The 5.9 and 6.7 are not affected.
200,000 vehicles affected one estimate,( it includes Jeep) and it appears to be emissions cheating, I suspect FCA may have to do a Mitsubishi and sell to another Automaker, as the cost will be an estimated $5Billion
Has nothing to do with the Cummins 6.7 diesel engine
I guess my English is not your English.
the "WHATEVER" or WHAT IS this feeling I have for a dually...
currently.. I think its TRUCK Envy.. never had "ENVY" for anything.
If I need it I get it... but Want AND NOT Need ??? is New to me..
Sorry I asked about something on a internet forum... never goes well.
the ones offering useful advice Thank You and Happy New Year.
Wow, in your ENTIRE LIFE, from childhood till now, you were never envious of ANYTHING.. Congrats, you are a special person. As a kid I was envious of a lot of things, bicycles, ball gloves, etc..
I think my post... stating pinweight and weight of my 5er pretty well spelled it out that I "NEEDED" a 1 ton dually to tow my 5er with safely. A SRW truck, even a 3500 towing my 5er loaded would have overloaded the truck.
No "truck envy"... whatever that means? If one is going to tow heavy, they'll need to get the truck for it... If I was towing a 5er with a GVWR OF 15-15.5 K, I might have purchase a 3500 SRW truck, if I was sure I wouldn't go over the trucks GCWR or its RAWR.
So in my case I Needed a dually for 5er with GVWR of 19K. Plain and simple. Heck, Some people would tell you that you needed a MDH or a HDH to tow my 5er... NOT!!
Why do you question the reason people Purchase a certain kind of truck.. Seems to be you're just wanting to be argumentative or YOU are envious of those that own a dually. If that's what they want, but don't need it, it's their business, it's their money, their truck .
Those steps are solid because they have legs to support the weight when you step on them which has little to do with perceived quality. You could put legs/supports on the OEM steps and they would feel very solid too, in fact I've seen several recommendations to do so if the steps were too springy. The "springiness" is caused by the trailer moving on its suspension as you add weight at a distance from the COG, not by the construction of the steps.
I'm sure they are good steps, but for someone who just wants steps closer to the ground, and shorter rise between steps, they are a substantial amount of overkill.
Not going to argue with you, BUT, it's not, PERCEIVED quality. As an Engineer, who HAS to know and work with Quality, as in 42 years of manufacturing,.. These steps are very well designed with several features built in to them , NOT COUNTING THE FOOT STANDS. I understand you have an issue with the cost, but until you've looked at, handled these steps, installed them, seen the added features of level and height adjustments and actually USED them, I don't expect you to understand. But I DO know quality in manufacturing processes, and this product has been built with quality as a number 1 stress point.
Again, your issue is with cost, but I've worked with several sets of these steps and see people using them...if your problem is about cost, so be it..BUT these have been manufactured with quality being #1...a rare case in today's world..especially when it comes to after market products for one's RV
The OEM steps had a high first step and I wasn't going to carry something around with me to make it easier to maneuver...
If you don't need the carrying capacity of a dually, then I would advise you not to buy one. I too wonder what the question is, or just trolling?
No, not trolling.. as I stated.. I do not understand this "whatever" it is. never had it.
I don't understand your "whatever" question???
I use a 1 ton dually because I didn't want or a1/2 ton trying to handle 4200# of pin weight. I have a GCW with 5er and truck at a little over 28K...I didn't get a 3/4 ton because I would exceed possibly, RAWR, and for sure, GCWR. With 5er I have now, would have been well over 3500 SRW GVWR, and pushing it, if not over RAWR.. The stability in the mountains, towing on very curvy, mountainous roads, I guess, is my "whatever" answer. I'm also under my trucks ratings, in my case, it's peace of mind "whatever"....
If you need the steps and handrail then they work for you. But for me paying nearly 4 times what a Quadra Step costs is not very frugal(Definition: careful about spending money or using things when you do not need to). I just think of the amount of fuel I can buy with that. :)
I didn't get a handrail, though someone like my wife who had a hip replacement, or me, still recouping from a stroke, it would make it easier going up and down the steps. The Glow steps are a very high quality made product. Being in manufacturing for 42 years, I know good quality when I see/work with it. Sometimes you pay more for true quality..and the people of this company put the customer first. They're great to work with. These steps are solid..no give with a low first step and you have several adjustments you can make on these steps quite easily after they're installed to "tweak" their use.
I'll recommend the Glow Step Revolution set up also. Went from the OEM 4 step, that had a high first step, to a 5 step Glow Steps.. They are aluminum, very light weight, with legs that touch the ground to give a more solid walk up the steps..Far easier to go up and down then before.
The company is VERY customer friendly and will bend over backwards to do all they can to help with install if help is needed. My wife, self and our two boxers like these steps MUCH better than the bouncy OEM steps. Can't say enough good about the product and the company..5 stars:)
My wife and I retired end of July, sold the house and started full timing 24 August. We own land in WV and were there till Dec1, and are now just outside Houston TX for the winter, (Son, DIL and two GS's live there). We stored a few things but have everything we need in the 5er..I didn't see it mentioned, but we did research on the 5er and its storage. We have lots of room for storage, and after packing everything, still have space and are under GCWR of our 19K rating on this unit...We looked at insulation,( R ratings for floor walls and roof), dual pane windows, heat pumps, generator, heated tanks, and how the unit was furnished, even the kitchen with appliances like used in your stick built. Also looked for units with disc brakes and independent suspension, ( did make a difference when we towed fro WV to TX).
This unit is only a little over 37' long, 36 feet inside.. With the slides as long as they are, it seems more spacious than our 37' Holiday Rambler Presidential Suite (39' 9" in length).All other suggestions are great, just thought I'd toss out thoughts on a 5er for retirement.
Been warm here in TX..it was 70 this morn, but we're getting thunder/lightning/rain now.
Hope all of you are well and I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and hope you all have a Happy New Year.
Setting in New Caney TX. Grand Texas RV Park... cloudy, 73 degrees. NICE... Will be here for several months... hope all of you are well and having a good day .
Ol' daMonk from CF was asking about ya the other day, Jim.
You need to get back in action over there...........
Will do today Greg!
Thats great Jon...sounds like fun! We will leave here to go to Asheville on Friday and stay 6 day's, then head to Houston for the winter this years....Cant complain about the weather, it's been as low as 18 degrees, and highs in low 70's...lately high's in upper 50's too low 60's...but winter is coming...so we're leaving(:
Hope all of you are well and having a great day.
62 here right now, and 74 predicted tomorrow... THEN, its winter. Highs Saturday and Sunday, mid to upper 30's, lows, mid to low 20's, both days chance of snow... oh well, knew it wouldn't last much longer..
Talking about us getting snow Monday.. been in WV 3 months 24th of this month and the weather has been amazing... couldn't ask for better considering it's mid November in mountains of WV.
Hope all of you are well and having a great day
Hey Jon, unmet here as well.. highs have been in upper 60's to low 70's with lows in upper 40's , lower 50's. Supposed to get down in 30's tonight, but haven't had a frost HERE yet!! Calling for temps in low 60's next week with lows in the 40's... works for me and saves on the electric bill!!
Jon, take your time with your truck.., got to be someone there reputable to work on it buddy.. but if it ain't broke... don't fix it.
Have a great weekend buddy