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RE: How do dealers deal with this? (flooding issues inside)

They are junk, but I highly doubt they will be scrapped. Insurance company will sell them at auction.
boosTT 04/16/14 11:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Where to put my ATV

I haul an Polaris Sportsman while towing an 19’ Keystone with my Ram 1500 6.4’ bed. Here is what I found: 1. Toy hauler is really the way to go. 2. Triple check your payload. I don’t think you calculation includes the tongue weight or the WD hitch weight and that will push you way over your payload rating making this not even possible. 3. You can use atv lifters to put the atv more vertical and thus shorter length. However, the lift basically needs to be above the bed rails to make a difference. Most people just put the front wheels on a toolbox. There are off the shelf systems for this you can buy too. 4. If you are close to fitting. You can remove the wheels (or air) or strap the tailgate closed. 5. Double or triple towing isn’t really a valid option. It’s illegal behind a travel trailer (not 5th wheel) in almost every state. Where it is legal requires brakes on both trailers. It will also require some serious modifications to your trailer frame to support the added stress. And it will probably tow poorly with the lightened tongue weight. 6. Removing the tailgate or replacing it with one with a “V” cutout would work. With the tailgate removed, you need to be extra careful not to smash a rear window. There isn’t any room left to slow down. You give it gas to make it up the ramps and then immediately hit the brakes. Ramp storage is a pain with the tailgate removed. 7. The tall truck bed atv haulers are not recommended for half ton trucks. Most of them are for 8’ bed’s anyway. I don’t think you will be able to find one for an 5.5’ bed.
boosTT 04/16/14 08:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Payload discrepancy

There are a lot of people who are over their payload... I wouldn't worry about pulling a bed cover to save 100 lbs. Now if you are 500lbs over the GVWR or over the axle ratings, I would start to be concerned. I'm right at my max payload hauling an atv in the bed while towing my 19' travel trailer. My setup tows great using an ram 1500.
boosTT 04/15/14 12:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Outdoor rug

boosTT , And your experience with both materials is??? I have and use “real RV mats” I have had mats that I guess are not real R V mats that have held up even better… they were bought from dog supply houses are made of the same materials as the REAL RV MATS, but are not associated with RV marketing so are sold in different sizes and often cheaper… sometimes a lot cheaper… As far as price, it has never been a determining factor in how long they last… so I don’t know about the cheap out, and REAL RV MAT comments, other than being misguided knowledge … While I don’t share rockhillmanors dislike of the RV mats and think they do work well, stay clean and dry quickly and transport well, they are not the only choice we have… There are situations where I like the mat better, like I will take them to the beach where they excel… The shade cloth is very light weight but will do everything the mat will do as a ground cover and do it just as well as the mats do… but the shade cloth can last several times longer even though it is so much lighter… Because of its light weight it takes more to stake it down and might be easier to trip on if not staked tight enough or weighted in more places… still I find it preferable in most places… that is why I have and carry both types… Both can be slippery, I doubt there is much difference there… and in a hard rain water that will pond under the mat will pond under the shade cloth to… sand falls through both but the mat being thicker just holds a bit more but it just takes a few shakes and its out… couldn’t be any easier… I tried using stuff from home depo for about 10 years. I didn't realize what I was missing out on. The RV mats are not only great material, but have heavy duty stitching, rubber backing, the edges are folded over, they have eyelid, etc. The weight alone of an real rv mat is a huge difference. They don't bunch up or blow over like the cheap stuff does.
boosTT 04/14/14 01:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Outdoor rug

Don't cheap out. Get a real RV mat. There is a huge difference.
boosTT 04/14/14 10:54am Travel Trailers
RE: 2014 Dodge Durango w/Hemi (365 HP) and Passport 2650BH?

Investigate the air suspension (if you have it).
boosTT 04/14/14 09:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Used Hensley Arrow

Jump on it. It will sell in the next few hours.
boosTT 04/11/14 05:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: How Roadworthy is my rig?

Some WD hitches require drilling, some don't. I would be more concerned about sway control rather than WD with your setup. Some WD hitches have sway control built in, but the cheap ones don't. I would also recommend investigating towing with air suspension, if you have it. There is a good chance you will end up over the GVWR of the trailer. The tires are probably barely rated to meet the GVWR. A blowout with a single axle could be nasty. I would consider upgrading the tires (assuming they have a low load rating). Weighing the trailer couldn't hurt either. Otherwise, your setup should be awesome. It will take time to get the hang of it, but I'm sure you'll do fine.
boosTT 04/11/14 03:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hauling wood on rear hitch

I wouldn't carry wood in plain view... Its frowned upon (even where legal). Most campgrounds are accommodating and don't gauge you on wood prices.
boosTT 04/11/14 11:47am Travel Trailers
RE: So excited

When we upgraded, I found a ton of junk in my popup that I didn't carry over to the travel trailer. Example: (literally) six Frisbees, seven extension cords, two monopoly games... and it was a small popup!! Its kind of like moving. LOL.
boosTT 04/11/14 07:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Cleaning a T T while storing it at a storage shelter.

I've washed mine at an campground before. It was very early in the season and no one else was around. I don't know if I would do it again though.
boosTT 04/08/14 02:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wow, Pop Ups are now a rip off!

I would take a hi-lo over a pop-up any day. You hear everything in a pop-up. Rain is super loud. I'm glad my pop-up is gone. It took forever to setup and take down, because you had to move everything around. Yes, you could set it up in 5 minutes if its empty... my travel trailer sets up in 5 minutes ready to camp!
boosTT 04/08/14 08:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Wow, Pop Ups are now a rip off!

Back in the early 90's and prior they offered pop-ups with very few options. These were cheap. My parents had a small 1993 coleman popup. All it had was a sink and stove. No bathroom, no heat, no ac, no water pump, 2 lights and the only holding tank was a 5 gallon bucket it came with. The only cabinets were the ones directly below the sink and stove. It was $2400 new with a portable fridge and screen room.
boosTT 04/07/14 03:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Golf Carts

The problem lies with the suspension. As the weight is moved the tailgate is now lower to the ground by an inch or so. The straps are then an inch or so looser. There is also nothing preventing the ramps from side to side movement. When the ramps kick out, they don't kick out straight back. Typically they kick inward near the center of the tailgate.
boosTT 04/02/14 02:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Essential for a TT buying 1st one

The types of trailers you will be looking at (bunks) are harder to find used and in good condition. Leaks will be near impossible to detect when buying online (ebay), until you look at the trailer in person. For this reason, I would start looking locally first. I found a nice used trailer on craigslist. Remember to budget an extra $300-800 for a hitch system and brake controller. RV dealers are around to make money, just like car dealers. Some are better then others.
boosTT 04/02/14 11:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Golf Carts

For those who already have shorter ramps, wouldn't it be beneficial to drive a spike into the ground at the bottom of each ramp, after they were secured to the truck? The spikes would act as stops for the ramps. Just curious. That would help. I'm usually in a rush to load an unload though. Some of the ATV trails by me have what almost looks like a loading dock specifically for this purpose.
boosTT 04/02/14 08:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Golf Carts

Look for ramps online (discountramps.com and ebay). Get some of the best ramps you can find... At least 8 feet. Longer ramps make a big difference. It's not AS scary after you load it a few times. Once the cart is on the ramps, DON'T STOP! You need to be very smooth to prevent the ramps from kicking out. Having someone stand on the ends of the ramps helps a ton. The straps don't help much as you would think. When using straps, the ramps just slide inward opposed to directly out. Be extra careful if the tires are wet.
boosTT 04/01/14 09:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Which GPS

Free map updates are important. Bigger screen helps. Live traffic depends on where you travel (and when). Other features don't make a difference for me. I still think google navigation on a smart phone is the best though.
boosTT 04/01/14 09:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Insurance denying claim for ripped floor

Last October, I damaged the awning on my trailer while backing into my storage space. The entire awning had to be replaced and it was around $1300. State Farm refused to cover it saying that coverage on the awning would have been on a separate rider to my policy. Really? It came installed from the factory as standard equipment, permanently attached. That's like saying if you wreck your truck, everything is covered but the bumper. I'm supposed to talk to the guy at Good Sam Monday morning. I got an on-line quote that was only $20 a year higher than State Farm, so I'm going to see what they have to offer. BTW, anyone have coverage with Good Sam and how are they? State farm covered my awning replacement. About 2 years ago the wind took my awning. I don't have any special riders on my travel trailer insurance.
boosTT 03/31/14 11:30am Travel Trailers
Hensley arrow on eBay - Worth while upgrade?

I see there an a Hensley arrow listed on eBay near me for $1040.00. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hensley-Arrow-Trailer-Hitch-System-Weight-Distribution-Reese-Equal-i-zer-RV-/131148608192?pt=Motors_RV_Trailer_Camper_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1e8910f2c0&vxp=mtr Is it a worthwhile upgrade over my standard (husky) weight distribution system? I can feel the semi's pass me and would like that push-pull feeling eliminated.
boosTT 03/24/14 02:02pm Travel Trailers
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