Trying to put it altogether... get set in two places and start traveling... 87 here today.. bout ready to head back to WV via NC... hope all is well with you and your family. Still want to get to Billings....
Catch ya later Jon,
Bought a piece of property here in TX.. going to develope it to place camper there I when it's cold. All is well with Kathy and I. Will head back to NC in a couple of weeks, then on to WVa.
Hope all is well with you and your family Jon.
WestLakes came on my new Voltage. Soon as I took delivery I dumped those Chinese junk for some Michelin XPS Ribs. I will never run a Made In China tire. Plenty of threads and posts that discuss Chinese tires, do a search.
Plenty of threads and information on the Sailun tires made in China, they are very good and there is plenty of information out there to verify that they are.
As you stated.... do the research, you may learn something new about Sailun tires.
Would like to correspond with you about your 5er. Last time I came off topic the moderator moved it and did not respond to my inquiries. Is it possible to IM member to member?
By the way, thank you for your Service. I was in the USA myself.
Yes, just shoot me a PM, (Private Message)
Hey Greg!! Glad to hear from ya buddy.. RevMax is a joke! You done proved all their trash talk is nothing more than that.. trash! Be safe out there buddy. Got down to 48 here last night and only up to about 73.. seems cooler after last two days at 83-84. Be heading to Asheville mid April .. will give you a yell when we get there.
Jon, hope all is well with you buddy
Take care. Catch ya later
Got up to about 82 here today, but supposed to get into mid 50's tonight with a High of only 66 tomorrow. Going to our grandsons soccer game in the morning and then spen most of the day with them.. eat out and get intheir hot tub. I could get use to this:)
Probably head back to NC in mid April and get back to home camp in WV around end of April..
Take care buddy.. Wonder how Rosie and her better half are doing?
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.