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RE: The RV Name Game or How to Traumatize Your Customer

I just emailed Forest River about this thread. They are considering a major line-up change from the Vengeance line. Some names thrown out: Cream Puff 40D12 Meadow 39R12 Flower Petal 38R12 Fairy Wings 38L12 They are already hiring extra people to meet the expected increase in demand.
lawnspecialties 01/16/17 05:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Disney fort wilderness

Great advice from zb39. If you can afford it, get the Premium. Big, spacious sites. We too spend the majority of time in the parks but its Disney: go big or go home. 1421 last month. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/lawnspecialties/DisneyWorld%202016%20005_zps4nfxmqjw.jpg
lawnspecialties 01/15/17 03:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: The RV Name Game or How to Traumatize Your Customer

I have noticed in the past couple of years a trend by RV manufacturers especially Trailer manufacturers of giving really horrible names to their products. This all reminded me of that George Carlin bit about Baseball vs Football, you know the one...where he intones in a soft and measured tone that Baseball is played in a...field...and then screams that FOOTBALL IS PLAYED ON A GRID IRON. Well some RV names strike me this way. Most RV's have pleasant names meant to foster good feelings and images of the outdoors and nature: Eagle Gulf Stream, Forest River, Mallard (an oldie) Fox, and probably the best of all R Pod. Very cozy and enticing. Then there is the recent trend to names like these: Avenger Raptor Violator Warrior et al. These units are usually adorned with slashing, sharp edged and Dark, very Dark graphics that seem more like weapons you'd find on Game of Thrones than anything. This is a sad turn that may speak to something deeper in our combined social conciseness. Now my guess is that no one chooses an RV based on the outside graphics however I am also sure that the wrong graphics may stop the sale of the offending model given that interiors are a wash. But this dark and disturbing trend is carried over to the inside as well with blacks and greys and Las Vegas Wh*re house lighting. I for one will be glad when this trend ceases. Give me the Old Hamms Beer Commercial mythic outdoors any day...Land of Sky Blue Waters... I have a Vengeance. Its a beautiful camper that we thoroughly enjoy taking family vacations in. You guys are a bunch of flakes.
lawnspecialties 01/15/17 02:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Venus Bright and Strange Tonight

Lately in the southeastern evening sky, there is a start that seems much more blue than usual. I keep thinking its an approaching plane because of the color and the twinkling. But of course, it barely moves and is there every time I'm outside in the evening. Any idea which one it is? My star chart phone app isn't accurate enough to make a distinction.
lawnspecialties 01/15/17 09:59am Around the Campfire
RE: oil grades

If I'm not mistaken, the manual calls for 10W-30 for regular driving. Seemed odd for a diesel but they're smarter than I am for that. I like the 5W-40 synthetic for my peace of mind. Yes, its more expensive but: 1. I feel more confident going until the computer tells me to change the oil. 2. I tow heavy with this truck 90% of the time its on the road. 3. I drive less than 7500 miles per year on this truck so I like having synthetic sitting in there for an entire year versus conventional oil. Just my .02.
lawnspecialties 01/15/17 09:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: oil grades

I have my dealer do it. I use the Motorcraft 5W-40 synthetic.
lawnspecialties 01/14/17 01:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Asked and Answered

We just went to Disneyworld last month. On the way home, we decided to make the entire trip. 10.5 hours. I turned on the inverter to keep the fridge running and everything went well all the way home. I'm not 100% sure if mine's live all the time or not. So just in case, I always leave my running lights on when we're towing. That sends power to the camper constantly. Not sure if that makes a difference but like I said, 10.5 hours and full power all the way. We unhooked everything when we got home and the batteries were fully charged enough to work the auto-level and put out the slides. I'd be hesitant to leave it plugged up for an extended period of time if not running.
lawnspecialties 01/11/17 06:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Half bath

My Vengeance has one and so did our former Cyclone. The mere fact that its just another black tank that needs to be cleaned out is enough for me to wish we didn't have it. I'd much rather have that place be a nice pantry or something for storage.
lawnspecialties 01/11/17 06:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: 6 point leveling????

I understand. Here on the east coast, we hardly ever camp without hook-ups or generators. At our races, all you hear are generators running all night long. So for us, the residential fridge is great. But I certainly understand your frustration for what you folks like to do with them. Back to the OP. 6 point leveling is awesome. As others have said, hit the button and back up. Let it do its thing. But like YnotTurbo, I like to use some homemade blocks underneath each leg. My tires are 235/85-16 so they are a little taller than stock. The blocks keep the legs from extending as far and it appears to be more stable. One weekend we were camping with friends at a lake. The sites were terribly slanted. The 6 point leveling had to pick up all three right side tires off the ground to get level. It did so and we stayed like that all weekend long. It was amazingly stable and didn't budge the whole time.
lawnspecialties 01/11/17 07:05am Toy Haulers
RE: 6 point leveling????

My biggest concern with that new fuzion would be the residential fridge setup. What a joke for a toyhauler. Curious. What's wrong with the fridge set-up?
lawnspecialties 01/10/17 07:52pm Toy Haulers
RE: Any Need To Worry About This Size Fuel/Tool Box In Bed?

Curious what your rear axle weight is fully loaded with fuel and RV? Between 7200-7300 lbs. RAWR is 7000 lbs. Tires are rated to handle 7500 together.
lawnspecialties 01/06/17 04:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any Need To Worry About This Size Fuel/Tool Box In Bed?

Sorry but this is the only picture I have right now which shows the camper related to the tank. Plus, I obviously don't have a Ram. But I suspect we're very similar in specs for the bed size. As I said, I used to have the 91 gallon RDS which was bed high. It was pretty much level with the top of the bed. But going to this higher tank saved me about a half foot of bed space. Either one will work but I like this taller one better. Eight trips and 3184 miles later, it has never come close. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/lawnspecialties/Vengeance%20002_zpsspps7xhg.jpg By the way. To get the full 91 gallons in there, you'd have to stand there and let it trickle in forever because the foam. But I can get in the upper 80s on gallons in there plus the full 35 gallons or so in the stock tank. 120+ gallons of fuel can go a long ways. Yes, I have to stop to pee from time to time. But I can pee wherever I want to and not base it on a fuel stop if I don't feel like it. I'd rather pee at Chik-Fil-A and get a snack while I'm there. If I can help it, I will always have an auxiliary tank in the bed. Plus, the tool box holds quite a bit: full socket set plus other tools, the caps for the holes in my bed from the hitch, shop rags, PM-22, plus some spray lubricants.
lawnspecialties 01/06/17 10:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any Need To Worry About This Size Fuel/Tool Box In Bed?

I have that tank. My 2011 F450 had the one which was bed high but took up more bed space. That's why I got this one for my F350. The 3" above the bed has not been a problem at all. Over 3000 miles on this camper and it's never come close. I'll post pics later when I get home.
lawnspecialties 01/05/17 10:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dually Truck.. What is this feeling?

Just go get one. Its only money. :) I've had both. Before my F350 SRW I have now, I had a 2011 F450. I much prefer the SRW. My pin weight is around 3250 lbs. If I decide to get something much heavier, I will get the dually again. But until its needed, I don't want another one.
lawnspecialties 01/02/17 06:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dining plan or not at Disney

Dining Plan allows reservations 6months in advance. We typically go for a mid tier dining plan. Book your character meals as soon as possible. Eating in the castle is very cool for the kids. Also, plan a character meal inside Epcot for early morning. This gives you early access to Epcot before the general public. We have some great shots of the Epcot ball with zero people in the shot. Our next scheduled visit will include dinner reservations in Epcot at Canada. It was a 6hr wait last time with no reservations. Good points. But you don't have to do the dining plan for the "six months in advance" reservations. That's for everyone.
lawnspecialties 01/02/17 06:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ford 6.2 Mileage while towing

When I had my 2013 6.2 with 3.73s, I got anywhere in the 7s pulling the Work & Play. I usually kept it up around 66 mph on the interstates.
lawnspecialties 01/02/17 05:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Two Toilets, Two Problems

Update. The toilet in the garage was an easy fix once I "dove right in". This is the one that wouldn't hold water in the bowl. I double gloved my hand and felt around the rubber seal underneath. Smooth all the way around. But then I noticed the "lid" that closes the hole was ever so slightly tilted. It was leaving a small gap allowing all the water to flow out. Deep down in the toilet, that lid is moved by two arms activated by the pedal. The arm on the left side had popped out of its mounting hole. Still with double gloves, I was able to stick my hand down in the toilet and reinsert the arm. Works good as new. Easy fix once I found out what it was. As for the toilet that likes to run, I tried getting that screw out which holds the foot pedal in place. My sockets are too thick to fit down that long shaft. Oh poo.:(
lawnspecialties 01/02/17 05:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Excellent CoachNet experience

This is great to hear. My free CoachNet expires in two months.
lawnspecialties 01/02/17 04:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dining plan or not at Disney

If you plan to eat almost entirely at the parks, the dining plan is cheaper. We just got back two weeks ago and I must admit, Disney food had gotten much better than it was our last trip in 2008. But be aware, if you get the dining plan, you will get fat. :) Typical table service meals can easily run $30 or more per adult. Counter service meals can run on average $15 per adult. Being an RVer, eating back at the camper is easier than others staying at the resorts. You can take plenty of food for meals with you when you leave home. Plus there are a few cheap options. The Giddyup and Go take-out meal at the Fort is $24. Eight pieces of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, mac-n-cheese, and corn bread. A pizza is around $15 I believe. So there are options. Dining Plan is cheaper if you insist on eating entirely at the parks or resort restaurants. Paying as you go is cheaper in the end if you can eat back at the camper from time to time.
lawnspecialties 01/02/17 04:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: new truck

I use Motorcraft everything that way there's no questions ..... Me too. Motorcraft oil, PM-22, PM-23, DEF fluid, etc. My dealer price matches what I'd pay for the name brand stuff at AutoZone.
lawnspecialties 01/01/17 09:49am Tow Vehicles
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