Don't want to hijack this thread, but when putting the two 6-volt batteries in a FW, does a person have to worry about changing out the converter to accommodate the 6-volt batteries? Just wondering because my 12-volts are, I think, nearing the end of their lives and am wondering what to replace them with.
We "cut the cable" about eight months ago and haven't really regretted it that much. We were paying about $210 per month for tv, phone and internet. We bought four in-house antennas, two Roku 4's, a blu-ray player and a smart tv. The Roku's will play 4HD, but that's wasted on the tvs that we have them on as they are older and don't get 4HD but we really like them. The blu-ray player is on one set and it turns the set into a semi-smart tv as well. The only real problem is that, where we live, we only get two networks, CBS and ABC, and two PBS channels. So, NBC and Fox are out, but you can get them on the Rokus, etc., usually with a one-day delay. We already were subscribed to Netflix and Prime from Amazon so when figuring out what I am now paying for cutting the cable, I don't consider those. Our bill is not about $74 per month, tack on the Hulu subscription and we are up to $83 per month. A pretty goodly amount of savings per month and with that savings, we paid for the hardware, Roku, blu-ray and antennas in about three months. Just looked the entertainment cost of the cable compared to our current set-up and so far we have dropped our entertainment bill by half this year. As I said, almost no regrets, other than football not on CBS or ABC, but I subscribed to a live feed called livetvweb.net for $30 for the year and can get any football game I want to watch, most of the time. Good luck with your search and don't be afraid to do it. I went Roku, but I think the other are good as well, Amazon Fire Stick, Apple TV, etc. Didn't go with those due to some of the streaming limitations that I thought they might have.
I would think that if you can take a couple of pictures of the crack and the failed repair to send to GD, that would go a long way to getting satisfaction. And, I would not go and ask about a defective tank, I would just get hold of them, let them know what the problem and ask if you can send some pictures of the problem to se if they will replace the tank. If you go in and tell them, or ask them, why a defective tank was allowed to leave the factory, they will get their back up, probably, and be a little less than helpful.
I would doubt that the residual water in the lines, after blowing them out, would be enough to freeze, expand and break or rupture a line. Even if it's in a curve in the line, it would expand up both sides as it freezes and I don't believe it would break the line. We have blown out our FW for 20 years or so and just put antifreeze in the P traps and, I had one thing break, an outside kitchen line broke because the dealer didn't open it up when blowing the FW lines out after they did some repair and I didn't do it either when I got home. I had never heard of having the faucets closed until the system gets pressurized up and then opening the sequentially to get them all blown out. I guess as long as the air pressure isn't too high, should be ok. Also, don't open the low point drains, I have three, until after you have blown out the rest of the FW, at least I don't do that. It would seems to me that doing this would keep you from getting all the air pressure to the fixtures that are a ways from the low point drains, but I could be wrong.
We just went up to Jackson yesterday for lunch and sightseeing and drove past Fireside RV Resort. It used to be a KOA, I believe. it is about four or five miles south of the south border of Grand Teton and probably about 10 miles from the south entrance. You get a beautiful view of the Tetons from the RV resort. From that place it would take you about 15 minutes to enter Grant Teton and another 50-60 minutes to hit the south entrance to Yellowstone.
Unless you are getting a really big, heavy FW, you won't need air bags. Also, FWs don't need weight distribution since the hitch generally rides over, or close to, the rear axle.Is your Ram a dual or single rear wheel, that does change the load capabilities and somewhat the towing performance.
Wife and I were born and raised in a little town in the middle of Wyoming. After marriage we hit the road to Casper, Wyoming, Denver, Colorado, New York City, back to Denver and then to Casper. When retirement hit we moved back to our little home town and have been here for over eight years. Do some traveling and go to see the kids in Casper and South Carolina a few times a year. We get away from our little town a few times a year for fishing and camping and road trips. Will probably take a road trip for Christmas, don't know how long but will include family in South Carolina and friends in North Carolina, perhaps also Florida.
We have "double" towed since 1993, first with a Jayco 215SD for 18 years and the last five years with a Jayco HT 26.5 RLS. In both cases we had a professionally installed hitch attached to the frame. This last time, 2012, the welder also reinforced the frame from the rear to toward the axles. Our current boat, Crestliner Super Hawk 1900, weighs 3,800# full of fishing gear and gas. Weighed it yesterday on the way to the lake. Just make sure you get a good welder and you'll be fine. Our last job cost right at $500, but that also included the wiring for the plug for the boat lights.
If you are doing a day trip, why are you pulling the TT? Without the TT, it's still a pretty long trip that will take most of the day. Leave very early in the morning, 6:00 am or so and go to Cody. Then, after you get done with your sightseeing in Cody, it's a long trip back and will take you three or so hours. So, plan on a full day away from camp, but it will be worth it to see the Buffalo Bill Museum and other things Cody has to offer.
We have gone up to Grand Teton and Yellowstone toward the end of May and early June and the folks on here are correct, the weather is a little "iffy" a lot of times. One year at Grand Teton over Memorial Day we lost three days of fishing due to a lot of rain, another time we took grandsons up for a week early in June and had snow in both Grand Teton and Yellowstone, but not enough that we couldn't sightsee and fish. One other time wife and I just took our boat up for the weekend and stayed at Jackson Lake Lodge, woke up Memorial Day morning with six inches of very wet snow on the boat cover. So, you just have to take your chances and be prepared for any weather, it's in Wyoming where if you don't like the weather, just wait a while, it will change.
I got a postcard and two telephone calls wanting to buy my 2011 Ram here about two weeks ago. Only problem is, I traded the Ram i June 2012 after owning it for nine months. The interesting part here is that I bought the Ram from one dealer and traded it to another dealer, in the same town, and both dealerships are owned by the same people. Seems they compete so much they don't communicate with each other very well.
ppine, not to pick a fight, but how is Grand Teton harder to travel around than Yellowstone? There are tons of hiking trails, there are turnoffs to almost all the views, and there nowhere near the congestion of Yellowstone. Don't get me wrong, I really like Yellowstone, but I love Grand Teton. I believe that the scenery is much more magnificent in Grand Teton but it does lack features like those found in Yellowstone. Each park has its own beauty in my opinion.
The, it's not really a zero premium policy, there truly is some cost to it. For a person to say "zero premium" is a little misleading for old folks like me. Right now my wife and I each pay about $304 for our Part B, Supplemental and drug Part D. So our health insurance cost per year is about $3,650 per year. So, if that were the total cost all along, my seven years have cost me about $25,500. But neither one of us has paid a penny for a doctor visit or hospital visit, X-rays, MRIs, etc. in that time so the cost is probably not quite as bad as it could have been. As far as the drug donut hole, one of the things causing this is an inhaler that the wife uses with a "cost" of over $1,000 per quarter but cash out of our pocket is less than $125 per quarter while the whole "cost" of the inhaler goes against the donut hole.
I am surprised your fan doesn't have a separate switch, our 2012 Jayco HT has two switched right inside the bathroom door, one takes care of the lights and one takes care of the fan, although the fan also has a switch on it up near the ceiling. But, should be fairly easy to do, if you are fairly handy, to put in a fan switch next to the light switch. Not for me, but for a handy person.