Try Mean Green Mold, and mildew remover. Spray it on liberally . Roll up the awning, Let soak, unroll. Pour mean green in a bucket, and mop it on both sides with a sponge mop. Mop till it is gone. Works GREAT. I just did mine. Looks like new.
Quick question. Looking at a cougar xlite 28rdb.
Trailer weight is 6400 with a tongue wait of 955. Seems very high. My tow vehicle is 2014 gmc sierra rated to tow 9200 points and the yellow payload sticker read 1650 for payload on my truck.
1. I should be good with this trailer. Correct?
2. Would the higher hitch wait actually be a positive thing? Would this improve handling?
What is the yellow sticker weight of the trailer? that will be the actual weight as it sits in front of you, including ALL options you see on it.
IF it is 6400lb dry, it could be 7500lb ready to camp. You "should" be OK. But you will know it is there.
Since we are new to the travel trailer world we never needed a generator with our pop-up, but think of one for the trailer. What is the wattage I would need to charge my battery? We don't do a lot of dry camping but when we do it would be nice to run lights and heat if necessary. Let me know what you think
Except for the fridge. You need a generator no more now, than you did when you had a pup. What would you be doing different? We camp the same as we did with the pup.
However. Your fridge does use some battery, but a small solar panel will recharge the battery enough to keep it going. Spend a bout $100.00 bucks, and you will get all the charge you need .
Need one more link on your chain and load range E on your tires. P's side walls are too soft. I have same truck in the SC 2013 4X4 and my TT is FR 831 Classic about the same weight, maybe a smidge heavier. I'm also adding heavier shocks and a set of overloads.
I'm going to agree with this. First the dealer set up an empty trailer. You loaded it, and changed it. It is normal to need to pull one more link after loading the trailer. I did as well. Really helped my towing. One chain link REALLY makes a huge difference
And the tires. Another 5 psi may help, but higher rated tires will help more. Tires that have a max 44 psi, usually have a max 2275 lb rating. I would look for a tire that is rated to at least 2601 lb. The stiffer sidewall will really settle down your towing experience
In TRUE fact. It is YOU / ME, the driver, and buyer, that is responsible to know what you / my TV will tow. It is NOT the job of the salesman to know which truck configuration you have. How could he possible know? All he / she can possible say. Is, Yes you can tow this with the right TV.
No, Most sites aren't really near the shop. At least not as close as it looks on the aerial view. We stayed down in the valley beside the river, (site 9) and there was actually a tree dripping rain water on our TT. But the only trees are along the river. to be honest, we talked about the lack of trees, However. With the new TT, with the slide and all. I don't really mind not having trees over me. I don't have to worry about twiggs, and leaves falling on the slide, or awning. Which may be why there aren't many trees. The grounds are perfectly mowed, and kept up. Even at Julian Price, we get out from under the trees.
You have to bring your own above ground fireplace. The sites along the river are HUGE. Our TT is 31', and of course the truck is pretty long. There was room to pull the truck to the edge of the site, and have about 20' of room between the TT, and TV. The next RV was about 30' away.
I think you would like it. All the sites are paved, and the CG is pretty flat. there is a small breakfast, and lunch grill, and also a lounge with a huge fireplace, and TV. A great place to use as a base camp, Cost 35 per.
AND, IF, you get bored. You can always walk, or drive thru the Rally Park to the dealer ship, bout 1/2 mile away. And look at the new RVs. There are hundreds of them. We rode our bikes over to see Shay's cousin, who is a Salesman there. He still talks to me, even though I didn't buy from him. BUT about a month ago. The started selling APEX TTs.
Having said all that. It may not be a place you want to go in the dead of summer. Unless like our neighbor this weekend, some (not you) may not like driving up the mountain towing, and still want a base camp to get to the BRP, Black Mountain, Linville Caverns, Spruce Pine. Little Switzerland and Linville. It is a very nice campground.
I agree that the sales of RVs has "seemed" to distract from CW parts and supplies sales and service. However, the fact that CW is now very large in terms of selling RVs is good for us. Every one of the four RVs I have purchased I have saved thousands of dollars on and in each case the very best deal was had at Camping World.
My experience with many different CW over the last 12 years is that there is a wide disparity in customer service. Those who spoke of not getting acknowledged when going in the stores are correct--this has happened many times to me as well. Also there are very good sales and service locations and some pretty poor ones.
The point I am trying to make is that we work by giving comments and suggestions and even complaints with respect and with a spirit of cooperation we will end up the winners. Just as we wi by CW being a large national RV dealer because they have economies of scale that allow them to beat the deals you might get elsewhere.
The best national potential source of sales and service we have is with CW.
Maybe you just haven't checked with the right NC dealer. I know several that will beat CW prices, and service, and beat them handily. I stayed in a CG this weekend owned by the largest most successful RV dealer on the East Coast. They will if asked. Come to your site, and either service your RV on site, or pick it up, take it to the service bay. service it, and bring it back, while you are out seeing the sights. Let Camping World try that. They even give each customer FREE camping to try out the new RV, and make sure every thing works as it should. And AFTER that. Invite their customers back once a year for a free camping weekend, with free food, music, and games. That boys, and girls, Is customer appreciation. Plus, at one time. They even gave a FREE Good Sam membership with each RV. Until they were forbidden to do it anymore, after Camping World bought Good Sam.
BTW. The campground is GREAT. Week kept, on the river at the base of the mountain
We had a TempurPedic. A Tempur Cloud Supreme. We kept it about a year. The gave it away. Was the worst mattress we have EVER had. Only a $4,000 mistake. Don't make the same mistake we did. Avoid TempurPedic at all costs.
What does all this mean.
Just means, there is a very nice CG ran by Tom Johnson at the foot of the mountain, on the river, just outside Marion NC. With a short 30 min ride to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville Caverns, and Black Mountain.
As this is the Campgrounds, and attractions section. I figured it would go here.
I wouldn't trust a Walmart to do a proper repair to begin with.
A real tire store should know what they are doing.
Walmart is concerned about liability, not "the law".
Many Coscos won't sell/mount *new* tires on trailers - but no problem if you bring the wheels in for same.
Real tire stores..........
WalMart is probably as good as a "REAL tire store!" - whatever that is.
The "real tire store/s" have employees that were serving you burgers last week at Mickey D's or burritos at Taco Bell..:S
Kind of limited career path - hard work that generates incentive to move on and/or up.
You probably don't want the guy that can't do that..:W
OK - so you go to a Mom and Pop local "real tire store" - and the friendly owner/mgr mounts tires on your trlr wheels that were almost 2 years old. - (He/they did!)
Sorry bub, do better or re-mount the old ones! - (He/they did!)
Buyer beware of.... "REAL tire stores!"..:R
Better watch the any/all (real or imaginary) tire store employee torque your lugs if you have aluminum wheels......
Employee: "My IMPACT is set at....."
I don't trust WalMart to do ANY of my auto work. Had them change oil ONCE. It leaked, so not again, and Yeah, I do use a REAL TIRE dealer. My tire guy lets me see the dates on the tire before he mounts, and balances them. He only gets the tires I want for me. I tell him what tire I want, and he orders them. (next day) Plus he pays his tire changers enough that he stays there. Thing is. Around here. Real Car guys like to work around cars.
My tire guy also makes me the price INCLUDING mounting, balancing, and rotating. Unlike WalMart that sells you the tires, and then wants to know if you want them mounted, and balanced, and BTW, That will be $35.00 more per.
Nope. I trust my REAl tire guy WAAAAY more than WalMart. He even tells me when I don't need tires.
Y'all do what you want. But after shredding a 4 year old tire. 4 years is as long as any tire will stay on my camper. Changing a TT tire along side a busy highway is no fun.
AND IF I curb one. It will come off sooner. As soon as it happens. Curbing is the main reason for blown tractor trailer tires, Same applies to RV tires.
Only thing about the pump. IF there is no water in the tank. You could burn it up if it were to run dry for a long time, We keep ours off as well.
As for the battery drain on the truck. On my Ford. There is no power from the truck to the Trailer with the switch off. You have a GM, so I really can't say.
Actually ALL dogs, are just Dogs. But that doesn't make you love them any less. We had to have our sweet Bassett "Rudy" put to sleep yesterday. he was in pain, and it is pure mean selfishness to make him hurt just because we want to keep him around. I will not let my dog live in pain. I'm just not that mean.
BTW, according to the doc. The reason your dog snaps at other dogs, or people. He is afraid. He can't see, or hear as well, and knows he can't protect himself any more. Doesn't know when others are around, and when he suddenly becomes aware. It scares him, and he snaps to try to scare you off. It is all he has left. And there is a really good chance that when you caught him. It hurt him, and he lashed out in pain.
In other words, You are doing the right thing. It will be a long, long, time getting over Rudy being gone., as it will for you. But it is best for him. And that is when you show love. Doing what is best for him.
BTW. Look in the corner of my sig pic. There he is, Rudy the camper guard dog.