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RE: Costco vs Sams

We have the Costco business card for our location. Hate that they don't have diesel at the pumps. Probably the only location in the country where the indoor parking (yes that's right) is bigger than the store itself. Imo they should have reversed the two. Going there today actually although I never assume I'll find all the things I'm looking for. Think my Sams membership expired about a month ago. Not much further, (40 miles vs 25) but feel like I have to make special trip when going.
mudmaker 08/17/17 06:49am Around the Campfire
RE: New 5th wheel purchase. I think we have a lemon, need advice

I'm sorry you didn't find those things during the PDI. And if it were me and I somehow ended up with those issues. I would fix as many as I could myself. None of them seem to be anything more than fit and finish. And I would know that they were fixed right. My thoughts about RV ownership include fixing thing myself. Even under warranty. It makes the whole process of ownership more sustainable IMHO... Exactly. I fix a lot of things myself. Dealer had my camper for three weeks this spring to replace the fridge and run down a short. New fridge has the same issue as the other and I fixed the short inside of two hours after I got it back home. No sir, I don't like dropping it off to sit for weeks and then still having to do the work myself. An electrical part broke last weekend and by Monday at noon I had talked to the dealer, factory, and the manufacturer of the part. Got a new one shipped to me from the factory that I installed and ordered an extra from Amazon should it ever go bad again so I don't have to wait for someone to make a decision and send another. Never did call the dealer back after they insisted the part had its own serial number and the needed it. No sir, warranties to me are no better than the paper they are printed on. If you can't do some of it yourself then plan on increasing the initial investment of your rv for whatever you may find that your willing to pay someone else to do. My advice is be diligent about checking spots where problems have been known to occur. New or used pipes will leak and thing will fail to function. If it's built by humans it's gonna break.
mudmaker 07/30/17 10:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ramp/Patio steps needed

I have a set for mine as well. Hauled them around maybe two trips. Now they are tucked away in the shop. Haven't found a good reason to get them back out yet. Just something else to try and make space for in the garage when traveling.
mudmaker 06/28/17 06:38am Toy Haulers
RE: KZ Venom Toy Hauler

We have a 4114. From the story I was given probably the first. Not that that means anything. I like it for versatility and the living space is good. Almost the same floor plan as a 3911.(that's what we were shopping for originally) Had to return it a few times for warranty but I guess that's almost a normal thing these days. I've gone ahead and fixed some things myself and still plan on moving the pull handles inside. Defiantly doable although I was given a story from dealer and factory on why they put them where they did. Basically in long version it was laziness. Lipperts pad that controls everything is a nice gimmick, but I would still like to have switches for lights and HW, pump, etc. I told the factory rep to put in a light switch in the hallway so when entering in the dark you don't have to trip over whatever may be lurking in the dark left from the fur babies (scrunched up rug, shoes or chew toys) to find the pad, turn it on, scroll through the light category to fin the right light you need to step foot in the house. Basically the pad and solid mount screen are a pain imo. The KZ forum is sadly lacking of any factory backing and is usually quiet.
mudmaker 05/20/17 07:06am Toy Haulers
RE: Importance of extra 1/2 bath?

We opted for not having one. Livable floor space is limited as it is (went from 38' 5vr to 32' livable space and 13' garage) and we didn't want to give up any more with something for guests. They don't make the payment, they don't clean the tank.
mudmaker 05/13/17 07:57pm Toy Haulers
RE: Northeast Iowa

Also, if you are south towards Anamosa, look up Teddy's Barn and Grille. It's in an actual barn. Very unique, and good food I'm told. Over in Savanna I'll. look into Poopys bar and grille. I know, the name is weird. And it is a biker bar but it's an upscale biker bar, a tourist attraction that has decent fare. (Just ate lunch there last Tuesday) They sell a lot of tshirts too. Side not, I did just read that a barge hit the bridge at Sabula/Savanna and it will be closed for a period of time so the piers can be inspected.
mudmaker 05/06/17 06:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Northeast Iowa

In northeast Iowa, Breitbach's Country Dining is legendary: http://www.breitbachscountrydining.com Was just gonna say that.
mudmaker 05/06/17 06:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mounting Toilet Paper Holder

Also 2 sided 3M tape...comes in different strengths (rated by holding pounds). Home Depot, etc. Or a free standing TP dispenser...lots of different styles....here is one that even holds paper towels, others have an integrated waste basket.. http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/a2/a2c0ac36-c090-4e6a-9ef7-c9201903e5be_300.jpg I have a stand like this. The best idea thus far.
mudmaker 04/28/17 07:43pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: $425 for Fake-Mud Jeans !

I'm a little upset. I get mine dirty the old fashioned way, I work in them. Guess I'll start selling them for half price since they have been worn previously. Or if someone wants to make a pair for themselves they can come work for me and get dirty.
mudmaker 04/28/17 07:38pm Around the Campfire
RE: What would cause...

We took them off a couple years ago and brought them to a shop to replace the four tires.brought them back home and installed them again and that's the last I had done anything with it. I left maintaining them to my father. Unfortunately he isn't the greatest at checking the pressure and I'm sure that had something to do with it. I dismounted all four and spun them around and then pressured up to 90psi. They are F rated and will go to 95psi. A combination of under inflation and suspected overloading, (I'm always telling mom to leave a few more things at home) resulted in a slight wear on the outside rib of the tire. We will see what happens this season.
mudmaker 04/24/17 07:48pm Fifth-Wheels
What would cause...

What would cause all four tires to wear on the outside? I'm guessing improper attachment between the axle and spring pack. As in the tabs were put on wrong and the axles pivoted rearward. I haven't looked at it yet, (my parents camper) but I'd like to know what to start with.
mudmaker 04/23/17 06:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sidewinder cross reference chart

If you know what you have, etrailer.com will match all possibilities
mudmaker 04/04/17 08:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What did you do to your Toy Hauler today???

I chased out the pink stuff and loaded some things that were taken out for the winter. Fiddled with the radio and never did figure out why the option to use Bluetooth from my phone wouldn't work. Oh well, it's not a big deal. I'll play with it again when I have more patience.
mudmaker 04/04/17 06:02am Toy Haulers
RE: 2 weeks and 1200 miles in the new 5th wheel

I'd guess the line between tank and pump has hole/crack in it somewhere however small. Look on suction side of the pump.
mudmaker 03/31/17 06:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Going RV

I always suspected they were given some massive discount to be on the show and buy one of the three featured units. No way I would do that though.
mudmaker 03/24/17 05:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New fifth wheel didn't come home ??????

Does it have the electric latches? We have to make sure the back door is open to relieve the air pressure and then slam the door to latch all the way. I figure as the seals get broke in it will be easier.
mudmaker 03/17/17 05:34pm Toy Haulers
RE: Fifthwheel batteries

I probably should have gone with two batteries when I switched last summer. Had one new Interstate battery the came with the unit new in August. Unfortunately the factory or dealer only installed a 505mca battery which imo is puny at best and won't keep up with the large fridge with circulation fan that's always running. Also starts the onboard generator or should I say wouldn't after boondocking for about 5 hours. I found the biggest mca battery I could afford and switched them out. Happy days. Interstate batteries are good as any but make sure they have the guts to keep you going. They do make some small ones that will still sell because their name is on the side.
mudmaker 03/02/17 08:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for Basement Layout Fuzion 301

I think several shoot from the hip. Changes in mid year to current model designs isn't uncommon. My complaint is this really makes the vin number useless as a tool to track replacement parts.
mudmaker 02/19/17 03:47pm Toy Haulers
RE: Keyless rv lock

Just put on two doors worth yesterday. Bought them during the Black Friday sale. Great deal. The door handles are high enough it makes for a real challenge for my vertically impaired DW. This should eliminate that issue. Occasionally we have visitors stay with us at event and the keep their own hours so rather than give them a key to lose they can just type in the code and come and go as they please through the garage. So with great savings, common sense solution to a height problem and freedom for the friends I think it was a great investment.
mudmaker 02/06/17 07:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun S637

https://simpletire.com/catalog?select=1&width=235&ratio=85&rim=16&zip=52720&brand=83&query=catalog This is where I got mine last summer.
mudmaker 02/01/17 07:29pm Fifth-Wheels
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