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RE: Grand Design vs. Keystone vs. Big Horn

We looked at all three and settled on a Montana, mostly because my DW like the floor plan. I think all three are fairly comparable and nothing in their visible construction stood out..
phillyg 08/20/17 05:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 5th Wheel price

Cash is king. Start at 35% off and work up to 25-30%. And Ralph Cramden,you can(should) go over any umit with a fine tooth comb. Our PDI on an ordered unit took over 3 hours and we found 13 problems, 7 if which were big items. You don't sign accepting the unit till you're satisfied.
phillyg 08/14/17 05:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Aluminum or wood frame?

I don't think it matters much. I think it was Teton that built their FWs with wood frames and they were highly recommended. Wood will rot if you get leaks, but everything else will rot around aluminum, too.
phillyg 08/13/17 09:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Internet options for full timers

I've learned not to rely on ATT or Verizon as I've found multiple places in FL and VA where I can't get signal. As someone said, ATT Mobley, but you still have to have signal.
phillyg 08/10/17 04:32pm Full-time RVing
RE: Internet options for full timers

I've learned not to rely on ATT or Verizon as I've found multiple places in FL and VA where I can't get signal. As someone said, ATT Mobley, but you still have to have signal.
phillyg 08/10/17 04:32pm Full-time RVing
RE: Residential Refrigerator Electric Only

I can go roughly 14 hours on two hybrid batteries working thru a converter. The AGM batts should last a bit longer, but no way 4 days without running the genset or adding a big solar bank.
phillyg 08/10/17 04:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: gas versus diesel 13.8 max weight fifth wheel

At almost 14,000lbs you're starting to get into 350/3500 territory, but you don't need a dually and you don't have to have a long bed. If your existing truck is not overloaded, and your driving pattern remains the same, a more expensive truck and diesel maintenance seems like overkill.
phillyg 08/10/17 04:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fall trips near Northern VA? Lake Anna? Any ideas?

An RV, a lake, a boat, friends on the lake, a dog, a girlfriend; I recommend Lake Anna. Caveat: foregoing list is not in order of importance.
phillyg 08/08/17 07:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: LT265/70x17 E-load tires vs normal 265/70x17: pros and cons?

In theory, heavier weight equates to stronger sidewalls, resulting in less squirm, especially when towing, allowing the truck/trailer to track straighter. Given a choice I I would opt for a stronger tire with a higher weight rating, if that tire had a good reputation. And there's the rub. Reputation is mostly based on anecdotal evidence rather than specific tire reviews or testing.
phillyg 08/08/17 06:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The new ST tires. Fact or fiction (marketing)

I'm gonna stick with what I said because I've not found evidence requiring govt-mandated testing of ST tires. In fact, didn't someone here recently post a Consumer's Report article evidencing the lack of govt. testing of ST tires?
phillyg 07/30/17 07:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: The new ST tires. Fact or fiction (marketing)

Back to the OP's original statement, "If I were an ST tire fan, I would want to know the truth." Without getting into the merits of using LT v. ST tires, I believe the truth is elusive as there's no real analysis or body of evidence we consumers can use to make good buying decisions. WRT to the great China "bomb" discussion, all we have is anecdotal evidence revealing many have experienced catastrophic failures. Of course, not all RV'ers post their experiences, so the data is severely lacking. Still, the available anecdotal evidence has value, enough IMHO, to help me understand I needed to rid myself of the original E-rated (3460lb) tires that came with my Montana and go with G-rated. I didn't search hard, but I did not find any LT tire in my size that could carry 3500lbs each for a 7000lb axle. So, needing to go with another ST tire, I went with the highly recommended Sailun tire, which in my size is rated to 4060lbs at 110psi. The new GY Endurance might also be a good choice. However, only time will tell if both tires are successful as both are new to the market. Recall the highly recommended Maxxis that did not always meet expectations. Guess I'll be one of the unpaid testers.
phillyg 07/30/17 02:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: The new ST tires. Fact or fiction (marketing)

X2
phillyg 07/29/17 06:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: BEST ROUTE VA. TO DERBY CONN. WITH 30 FT TRAVEL TRAILER

Up 81, across PA on 78, 287 and Tappan Zee bridge, down to 95 to Derby. Don't think you can trailer on the two CT parkways. Will miss DC, Baltimore and NYC. I don't recommend 84. Has to be the worst road I've ever driven on east of the Hudson and into CT. 95 in CT going westbound two weeks ago was miserable but it was just traffic; no construction.
phillyg 07/29/17 05:59pm Forum Technical Support
RE: For the masochists out there!

Kind of ugly IMHO. Rounded front fenders and angular transition behind the front cab don't match. Each to his own.
phillyg 07/29/17 05:46pm Beginning RVing
RE: Dometic AC 15,000 BTU

Yea, I've been trying to listen closely when it pauses, but I haven't heard the fan speed change yet. It definitely makes sense to my NON-tech mind as I recall it's not good for compressors to be restarted quickly.
phillyg 07/29/17 05:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic AC 15,000 BTU

As far as I know it's normal for the newer units. Both of mine do it. The Compressor should NOT stop and then restart in a few seconds. Doug Perhaps what I'm hearing is the fan stopping rather than the compressor, although I'm fairly sure the tech listened and told me it was the compressor and it was normal.
phillyg 07/28/17 03:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Why campgrounds have gates.

pulls up in front of my driveway and the guy yells out of the window, this is my site, when will you be out I have my RV up the road and I'm waiting. I was going to be out before check out time, Now I'll be out at check out time. X2
phillyg 07/27/17 06:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dometic AC 15,000 BTU

As far as I know it's normal for the newer units. Both of mine do it.
phillyg 07/27/17 06:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Axle alignment after lift?

Alignment should be the same. However, it doesn't hurt anything to do the string thing. But, the trailer has to be absolutely level on a level surface. Couple of YouTube vids show the procedure.
phillyg 07/26/17 06:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I-95 Fredericksburg to DCA tolls?

No tolls in regular lanes. F'burg to DCA can be a mess any time of day, but 10am to 2pm should be the best period going north.
phillyg 07/26/17 06:55am Roads and Routes
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