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RE: Stone Mt Ga

Going to Stone Mt. Ga. Rv park next month what are some must do things, we should do while there? 1. Hike up the mountain - it is not hard. We did it with our 5 year old at the time. Rode the tram back down. 2. Visit the granite quarry museum. 3. Ride the train if operating. 4. There are come good antique shops in the town. Pay attention to the directions the park gives you regarding low clearances if you follow your GPS, it will guide you to a very low RR bridge.
2012Coleman 02/12/21 06:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Opinion on Truck Reliability

Awesome looking truck - hook up your camper, then come back and tell us how you really feel! https://i.imgur.com/aznaOYBl.jpg
2012Coleman 02/12/21 06:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Brady Bowl 10

Thought I was watching the AZ Cardinals play it was SOooooo one sided Not a Brady fan but the BUCs out played, out thought, out preformed the Mahomes/Chiefs Commercials.......good grief they paid not only for those stupid commercials but paid Super Bowl pricing to air them. Waste of Time, Effort and $$$$$$ Half Time Showw.......I switched channels and watched C.H.I.P.S. until it was overCould not have said it better.... Although that chick with the guitar was pretty hot
2012Coleman 02/10/21 07:03am Around the Campfire
RE: Exxon lost $20.1Billion - the beginning of the end for oil?

Buy low - sell high
2012Coleman 02/04/21 01:22pm Around the Campfire
RE: Receiver Bike Racks

I bought the Yakima LongHaul which is designed, built, and thoroughly tested to stand up to the long miles and rigorous demands of RV and travel-trailer use. Lots of YouTube videos that demonstrate this. Kind of expensive - but really worth it. The rack doesn't move, the bikes don't move, the rack has a built in security cable, and folds down when not in use.
2012Coleman 02/03/21 09:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Opinions on Grand Design Fifth Wheels

I've got a 2018 303RLS - my third camper, and I'm really enjoying it. in 2018, they upgraded the stove and microwave. We cooked a turkey in the upgraded convection oven last year. The comment about customer service is spot on. They have been giving me great customer service even after the warranty ran out. Recently, they issued a recall for an electrical issue. Since it's hard for me to get it into the dealer, asked them if a mobile mechanic I use could fix it where it is stored - no problem, they ok'ed the repair, the guy came out, found it was a non issue and I'm done. They sent me a Christmas card too! Last year while out of warranty, the awning started coming off the front. Contacted them via email. They called me back. Showed them multiple pictures, asked them lots of questions and got answers - then got the OK to be repaired at their cost. Sure anything you buy is going to have issues, but try to get any other manufacturer to step up like they do. Mine has had minimum issues - went into it the other day and it still smells brand new inside. Take a tour of a few units and see for yourself. Good luck.
2012Coleman 01/15/21 11:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: St Augustine Campgrounds

This time of year St. Augustine is hard to get into without advanced reservations. We've stayed at North Beach Campground before. We enjoyed our stay. Good luck. -MichaelI second North Beach. We go there every summer. Suggest calling instead of relying on their website to make a reservation.
2012Coleman 01/14/21 05:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: More Reminiscing Part 2

When I want to reminisce, I open the garage door and take this for a spin - usually many times a week. https://i.imgur.com/A5b3X17l.jpg.
2012Coleman 01/07/21 07:56am Around the Campfire
RE: Collecting 5th wheel Tow Data, just for fun, 2000 mile trip

We used to count white VW Bugs as kids - didn't have an app though... :(
2012Coleman 01/05/21 01:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Busted!

^^ Came back from my Christmas break and opened up RV.net to see whats going on - same-ole same ole.... No surprises here.
2012Coleman 12/31/20 06:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing challenges with flagstaff 25FKS

OP - I get what you are saying. What other people may consider an acceptable towing experience may not wash with what you deem acceptable. I have towed with 1500 series trucks over long distances and can relate to your experiences. Stopping for gas all the time, listening to/feeling the high revs needed for the engine to make power up even the slightest grade - like an overpass. I upgraded to a gas 2500 and still hated it - notice that I didn't say the truck couldn't do the job - I said I hated it. I upgraded from a 2017 6.4 hemi 2500 to a 3500 diesel - and have not looked back. I simply love the towing experience now. And I can safely upgrade to something bigger in the future if I so desire. You mentioned wanting to go to a much larger trailer in the future - so consider the main issue with a diesel 2500 is limited payload due to the diesel engine weight. Payload - lack of it, is what is most likely causing your current issue. Tongue weight is running a close second. You state that your truck sags when loaded up for a trip. My advice for you is to do some research on payload and check the door sticker of the truck you are interested in. But by all means, get a diesel. Don't be scared by comments on higher maintenance costs - yes, oil changes are more expensive, but you don't have to do them as often as a gas engine. You have to put DEF in it - so what? They are overrated - LOL! I used to be scared by this commentary - but don't be. I enjoy driving my truck as a daily driver as well and am happier than a pig in mud when towing. Mileage is significantly better, even when not towing. Just make sure you have a WDH that is properly set up. Good luck.
2012Coleman 12/16/20 06:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Any runners around the campfire?

My advice would be as follows - first, get a good pair of running shoes. You will be amazed at the difference - like no shin splints. Then, invest in one of the nicer FitBits - or some other activity tracking watch. The reason I say Fitbit is that you can pair it with an app called MyFitnessPal. This app lets you track your food intake. I found that if I enter what I eat, it actually helps me eat less which is also something you want to consider as it makes no sense to burn all those calories, only to put them back in. The app also gives you the ability to scan bar codes on foods and beverages and automatically add in the data. The app calculates the calories burned by the activity it is tracking than subtracts the calories of the food you intake. If you don't get regular checkups/physicals, it may be a good idea to make an appointment and get a workup. When you get winded, maybe scale back to a brisk walk until you catch your breath. Better yet, do interval training where you run for so many minutes and then walk for so many minutes. Some apps have a interval training function. Also, realize that stuff is going to hurt - joints and muscles are not used to what you are asking of them - but the good news is that as you loose weight and gain muscle, this will get better. Good for you and good luck!
2012Coleman 12/01/20 01:12pm Around the Campfire
RE: what kind of trailer is this?

Whatever it is, it doesn't look like it has AC, and you are in Texas, so....
2012Coleman 12/01/20 12:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Harbor Freight Predator 3500 Generator On Sale!

This is the crappiest stuff out there - My experience with power driven equipment from both Harbor Freight and Northern tool are not worth the money or hassle. Both my generator and pressure washer needed to have the carburetor replaced. Why? Because they are junk made in China. After the recent replacement on my Powerhorse pressure washer, it started running bad again. This time because of broken up pieces coming from the fuel filter and petcock. The money and time I have to spend just to keep these machines running is not worth the price paid. These places are truly the land of throw away tools. They are nothing but junk. I wouldn't have one if you gave it to me because I'd be saddled with he task of getting rid of it after minimal use.
2012Coleman 11/19/20 09:33am Tech Issues
RE: We're headed to Geronimo RV in Destin Fl

Maybe you can get in a Topsail....
2012Coleman 11/16/20 12:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: settle an arguement

This forum is pretty good at losing sight of the forest for the trees. The short answer is one is not easier than the other for your question. There are differences and those will be personal in nature. Sorry to disagree, but a 5er is far easier to hitch, and is naturally far stabler than a TT going down the road.Totally agree. I don't feel the bow wave I experienced by passing semis when towing a TT. As a matter of fact, I don't even know I'm being passed by a semi towing my fifth wheel - have been surprised a few times. The OP has a 1 ton truck with a gas engine - should have plenty of payload. I'd go with something that has a rear living layout with dual opposing slides to give more room around 30 - 35 feet long.
2012Coleman 11/13/20 05:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Jetty Park, Cape Canaveral

There is a Publix about 3 miles south of there on A1A/Atlantic Ave. If that is too far to ride, check out Space Coast Area Transit - https://321transit.com/And most likely that Publix will deliver your groceries - give them a call. On Edit - check this out. The zip code there is 32920 and delivery service is available. We have used their delivery service, and get good results.
2012Coleman 11/11/20 05:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Conclusion made: 95% of all TT's are a crapshoot

Are there some brands under $30k that any of you recommend who stand behind their product and don't make the consumer regret their purchase? We're ready to pull the trigger on a larger TT, then sell ours, but man, this is disheartening. I will say my local mobile RV repair guy likes Forest River, so I guess he has no problem fixing them and getting paid properly.Yes - Grand Design. I've had personal experience with talking at length with a manager on their customer support team. I emailed them about a problem with my awning. I didn't get a return email, I got a call. The awning was detaching from the side. The warranty was long over. But they fixed it - correctly at no charge to me. My friend had the same issue with his Alpine - just out of warranty. They would not help - sorry, but your warranty period has expired they told him. GD sent me a recall notice about an electrical issue that could cause a fire. It is very hard for me to take off work to get it to the dealer who doesn't do intake on the weekend. They authorized a mobile mechanic to do the work at my storage location. Others will chime in and throw shade on them, but myself and a lot of others will tell you different. Research the brand on both of their forums - PM me if you want the links or just Google. I googled Grand Design dealers in NC and found a few close to you - Bill Plemmons RV World in Winston-Salem and Raleigh. Check them out. Go and tour a few units. I can't talk about price as it is different depending on where your located and current market. I will say that I negotiated a substantial percentage off the MSRP and got a front bedroom AC installed as part of the deal. Also - you are in a good position to negotiate. You have multiple dealers in the area for the brand, you already have a RV you can use - so you want a new one, but you don't NEED a new one. This is to your advantage. Winter is here and that's also to your advantage. So if you don't get what you want, you can just get up and leave - leaving them with your phone number. Also, don't trade in before attempting to sell on your own - it will most likely sell if you present it properly. And yes - they put their RV's together the same as other companies and yes, they may have issues. But beating their customer service is a hard thing to do. I'm very happy with it and fully enjoy using it. Good luck. Well good for you. I've had personal experience also talking with Grand Designs support team more times than I care to remember. First on a 2014 Reflection purchased 2013 which was decent as 5ers go but not without issues, some sort of major such as new axles 3 times and two trips back to the factory. Grand Designs support was spectacular. That led to the 2020 Solitude. What a piece of garbage it turned out to be. Grand Designs spectacular support went by the wayside with the acquisition by Winnebago. The 2020 was dumped after a little longer than a year of ownership just to get away from it and them. It had frame issues that I doubt could ever be corrected other than band aid fixes. They turned into "just another name on a box of junk". The first thing Winnebago did was pull the rug out from under what was considered the go to Grand Design forum, which is still independently operated but renamed to mygrandrv. GD had participated in that forum for years with lots of GD personel posting. Then they started two corporate controlled ones, GDRV4life and gdrvowners, so they could moderate the posts with mods they appointed. And believe me post in a negative light towards their product and posts are edited or deleted. I used to drink the Kool aid but abstain now days. Plenty of buyers though purchased in the last 3 or 4 years still drink that juice, but Grand Design in 2020 is not the Grand Design it they were before Winnebago, by a longshot. In any case I am done, and after owning over half a dozen over the years I'll never own another. Were almost done building a nice cabin on a large enough wooded parcel where we will never see another person or so much as hear their noise. You all can have them and I would argue that 99.9% are a crapshoot and a waste of money.LOL - I knew that you would reply to my post. Your comments regarding the forums are nothing but conspiracy theories. I also stated originally that you would come along and talk about "drinking the Koolaid" - I'm sorry I edited that out before posting. Most likely your issues are due to your approach - as the old saying goes, You can catch more Bees with Honey than with Vinegar. Taking the standard RV.net advice to extract your piece of flesh from those very bad people didn't work out so well for you. And FWIW, my experience happened AFTER the Winnebago sale. Good luck on your cabin - I guess you won't be around here much longer - maybe there are some "cabin in the woods" forums you can join to bash cabin builders...
2012Coleman 11/09/20 09:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Conclusion made: 95% of all TT's are a crapshoot

Are there some brands under $30k that any of you recommend who stand behind their product and don't make the consumer regret their purchase? We're ready to pull the trigger on a larger TT, then sell ours, but man, this is disheartening. I will say my local mobile RV repair guy likes Forest River, so I guess he has no problem fixing them and getting paid properly.Yes - Grand Design. I've had personal experience with talking at length with a manager on their customer support team. I emailed them about a problem with my awning. I didn't get a return email, I got a call. The awning was detaching from the side. The warranty was long over. But they fixed it - correctly at no charge to me. My friend had the same issue with his Alpine - just out of warranty. They would not help - sorry, but your warranty period has expired they told him. GD sent me a recall notice about an electrical issue that could cause a fire. It is very hard for me to take off work to get it to the dealer who doesn't do intake on the weekend. They authorized a mobile mechanic to do the work at my storage location. Others will chime in and throw shade on them, but myself and a lot of others will tell you different. Research the brand on both of their forums - PM me if you want the links or just Google. I googled Grand Design dealers in NC and found a few close to you - Bill Plemmons RV World in Winston-Salem and Raleigh. Check them out. Go and tour a few units. I can't talk about price as it is different depending on where your located and current market. I will say that I negotiated a substantial percentage off the MSRP and got a front bedroom AC installed as part of the deal. Also - you are in a good position to negotiate. You have multiple dealers in the area for the brand, you already have a RV you can use - so you want a new one, but you don't NEED a new one. This is to your advantage. Winter is here and that's also to your advantage. So if you don't get what you want, you can just get up and leave - leaving them with your phone number. Also, don't trade in before attempting to sell on your own - it will most likely sell if you present it properly. And yes - they put their RV's together the same as other companies and yes, they may have issues. But beating their customer service is a hard thing to do. I'm very happy with it and fully enjoy using it. Good luck.
2012Coleman 11/05/20 05:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Thoughts on the Cost of RVing

OK - I'll try - I found the article and can agree with some points. But the low cost of gas in the US has a lot to do with advances in technology in the past few years and also the onset of Covid. Less people are using it - I know I am as I can count on one hand the number of times I've filled up since March. On the other hand, a democratic administration may put more regulations into place - but that's ok by me - as it saves our unspoiled wilderness and closes public lands to oil exploration. I'm willing to pay more for gas for that. Also, as a realist, I can't see alternate sources of energy replacing internal combustion engines at least in my lifetime, but why can't America do what it is best at and explore new energy technology and build cool stuff - plus create jobs to boot? Don't worry about gas prices is my motto. I think as another poster stated, that your biggest problem will be finding a spot. Good luck on your trip.
2012Coleman 11/04/20 02:00pm Travel Trailers
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