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RE: Mach 15 a/c not cooling well

I would opt for a 2nd A/C over the toppers. Especially if you are full time. As others have mentioned 1 A/C is just not enough.
Lantley 07/01/20 09:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Adding on board Generator

I prefer my 5500 LP propane Onan vs. gas in my 5.er simply because of the carburetor issues with gasoline. LP is clean and doesn't gum up. For this reason my LP genset has been very reliable. I am just an occasional user. I overnight, stop for lunch,etc. If I had plans to run genset regularly for multiple days, I would most likely want something other than propane. However for the occasional, short term user LP is fine
Lantley 07/01/20 10:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 15+ F150 - Breakaway Cable anchor?

"It's a small chance that the receiver will fall off or tear apart, but there is a chance. Chevy is infamous for factory receivers that fell apart unexpectedly during the GMT900 era" Exactly It's more than a chance it happened a lot with those Chevy trucks. I replaced the Chevy hitch on my 07 for that reason. The receivers remained bolted but they self destructed. It is a known issue. With that in mind the breakaway cable should be attached to anything but the receiver!
Lantley 06/30/20 07:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Conversation with Goodyear about Marathon tires

Another weird thing was that in several places max pressure is listed as 65 psi when the tires themselves clearly state 80 psi. I wonder how many blowouts that caused when someone let it get any lower than that. Max PSI is based on load rating. A load range D is 65 PSI while a E rated tire is 80 PSI. Tires can be the same brand and type but have different load rating
Lantley 06/30/20 07:04am Towing
RE: 15+ F150 - Breakaway Cable anchor?

Your assuming the entire hitch would come unbolted? What if a weld failed or rusted and the hitch came apart. The bolts could remain in place but the hitch itself could rust apart and come off. Early 2000 Chevy's with the round hitch had this problem. I doubt someone who is this worried about the brake cable would let the hitch rust out to the point where it would fall apart. If they did, the brake cable would likely be the least of their problems. When is the last time you checked the integrity of your hitch? Frankly no one else does either! My real point is the hitch does not have to come unbolted in order to have a structural integrity issue.
Lantley 06/30/20 04:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Should I connect my sewer line when camping?

For the most part . I set up right away to get it over with. If its a short stay that I don't need to dump obviously I won't set it up. If weather is bad on arrival I may wait for better conditions. Sooner or later it needs to be done so I generally just get it over with when I arrive
Lantley 06/29/20 09:12pm Beginning RVing
RE: 15+ F150 - Breakaway Cable anchor?

Don't most class 4 & 5 hitch receivers have minimum of six 1/2" bolts mounting it to the truck? ....with lock washers? I think you would know well in advance if the receiver was ready to fall off the truck. Your assuming the entire hitch would come unbolted? What if a weld failed or rusted and the hitch came apart. The bolts could remain in place but the hitch itself could rust apart and come off. Early 2000 Chevy's with the round hitch had this problem.
Lantley 06/29/20 05:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Generator Sound/fire box

The easiest way is to use a portable.. Or two Honda, Yamama and several other INVERTER generators you can get optional Parallel Kits. two Honda 2000i's (The i means inverter) give you a full 30 amps with the parallel kit or a 2000i and a 200i-companion (the companion is more expensive but the parallel kit is cheaper as part of it is built into the Companion) You can also use them independent. Honda's have the optional extended run tank as well Far as I know they are the only ones that have that feature. You can store 'em anywhere you can store 'em Just be sure to lock them down both in use and storage so they don't grow legs and walk off, I don't think you understand on board gensets. They are all about convenient power. There are no gas cans to deal with. There is no set up. No cables. No storage or security issues. No carrying or handling. No walking off. There is just push button convenience. Want power just press a button and you can run both A/C units or anything else. Yes you pay for that convenience,however with a on board genset your RV is ALWAYS self contained. @ the OP my suggestion is contact a genset specialist or service company instead of an RV dealer.
Lantley 06/29/20 06:21am Tech Issues
RE: 2020 F250XL 6.2 V8

I'm not against higher RPM's or even the noise from a gasser. I'm more pro diesel because I want a relaxing tow with less input from me, the driver. A gasser requires more input, that means pressing a little harder on the accelerator, letting the truck find the right gear, maintaining the right gear, down shifting as required, holding the gear as required. More effort to descend a steep grade. A gasser requires more input. Now some may consider that extra input part of the fun and I get that. Sort of like why some enjoy driving a manual transmission. Personally relaxing and enjoying the ride with little driver input is my idea of idea of a smooth trip. The diesel takes all the work (driver input) out of the equation. Some may consider me a lazy driver because I want the truck to drive itself with out input from me, to some degree you are correct. That's why I paid more for a diesel performance. I would think the new 10 speed would require less driver input since the PCM/ECM has more gears to choose from for the right situation. Fish I imagine you are right and the 10 speeds take relaxed driving to another level. However that 10 speed still needs to be connected to a diesel engine to meet my needs. If the 10 speed you are referring to is connected to a gasser. I'll stick with my 6 speed Duramax combo. I'm hearing good things about the 10 speed trannies. But personally I decided to stick with the proven 6 speed vs. being a beta tester for the new 10 speeds. While it may not be the latest greatest I am ecstatic with the performance of my 2019 Duramax 6 speed combo.
Lantley 06/28/20 10:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 F250XL 6.2 V8

I'm not against higher RPM's or even the noise from a gasser. I'm more pro diesel because I want a relaxing tow with less input from me, the driver. A gasser requires more input, that means pressing a little harder on the accelerator, letting the truck find the right gear, maintaining the right gear, down shifting as required, holding the gear as required. More effort to descend a steep grade. A gasser requires more input. Now some may consider that extra input part of the fun and I get that. Sort of like why some enjoy driving a manual transmission. Personally relaxing and enjoying the ride with little driver input is my idea of idea of a smooth trip. The diesel takes all the work (driver input) out of the equation. Some may consider me a lazy driver because I want the truck to drive itself with out input from me, to some degree you are correct. That's why I paid more for a diesel performance.
Lantley 06/28/20 12:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is camping Fun Anymore

Camping continues to be fun for me. AS long as the neighbor is not coming onto my sight. Noise isn't gonna ruin my good time. Loud neighbors is not a new phenomenon. It happens! You are not the first and won't be the last to be disturbed by rowdy neighbors. A wise person once told me "The games are still the same,only the name of the players change" As long as there has been camping there have been camping drunks.
Lantley 06/26/20 07:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Had Americas Tires install new tires BIG PROBLEM

Although it is likely a simple repair none of us internet RV guru's really know the extent of the damage
Lantley 06/25/20 05:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2020 F250XL 6.2 V8

Way2roll you were on the right bath looking for a diesel truck to tow with. Then somewhere along the way you went bargain hunting. A gasser will always be cheaper than a diesel. You are not looking for a bargain truck or best value. You are looking for a truck to tow a larger 5th wheel. The diesel will always be more expensive to purchase than a gasser. A diesel will always provide a better towing experience than a gasser. Your paying extra for a better towing experience. Those of us that own a diesel were not tricked into buying a diesel. We paid for the extra for the torque, power and performance of a diesel. When it comes to towing the only category the gasser wins is initial price.ALL other factors favor the diesel. Reset and set your sights on a diesel 1 ton truck. Get it right the 1st time, it always cost more to get it right the 2nd time.
Lantley 06/24/20 08:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: ? 12-Inch Female-Female Hose - What For?

To connect your sewer line to a Barker Tote tank use a garden hose. You will also need a twist on sewer cap with a built in hose connection on your RV.
Lantley 06/22/20 12:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Used Diesel Truck Miles: How many is too many

I think the OP is redefining his definition of "Tows Fine". He is realizing his MPG'S are bad which means his travel range is poor forcing him to fuel more frequently at tight gas stations. All in all he is not enjoying his tow experience, which has led him to consider going diesel to a late model diesel. He has seen how a late model gasser performs and is not satisfied. Unfortunately now he is caught in the upgrade spiral. Getting the right truck the 2nd time always cost more in the long run.
Lantley 06/22/20 05:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Used Diesel Truck Miles: How many is too many

The initial depreciation on a diesel isn't as harsh as other vehicles. A quick example locally, the local Chevy dealer has a 2020 D/A 3500 HD LTZ with 15K on it for 68K (I would guess the purchase price was somewhere around 71K). A 2018 3500 HD D/A LTZ with 38K and they are asking 55K. It is money for sure, but for that you get a full 5 year warranty, optioned like you want and if used only for towing, the miles will stay low, keeping its value high as it ages. THIs is why I suggest the OP buy new than slightly used. Why would you pay $68K for a truck with 15K on it that can be bought new for $3K more with a better interest rate? $55K is also too close to $65K to settle for a truck with 38K on it. Once again there is also a better interest rate on a new truck. You end up saving 5 grand and get a truck with the factory warranty used up?vs. a new truck the way you want it.
Lantley 06/21/20 08:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Preference for one night camping

Closer to the highway is preferred.
Lantley 06/21/20 03:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Used Diesel Truck Miles: How many is too many

If your looking to purchase a 1-3 year old truck you might as well purchase a new one. If it was going to be my daily driver I would but since it's going to used primarily for towing, I prefer to let someone else pay for the huge depreciation that occurs over the first couple of years of ownership. I agree with buying new unless your paying cash the interest rate will cover the depreciation. A new car loan will yield a better rate than a used car loan. You will have a full warranty. You will get a better deal because there are factory incentives on new trucks and no incentives on used ones. Back to your question. I would hope the new truck would be driven less than 20K per year. But on a 1 or 2 year old truck engine mileage is not the true deal breaker because the truck has a 300-400K lifespan. A 1-2 year old truck will have lots of life left in it.
Lantley 06/21/20 02:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The more I learn, the more I realize what I don't know

Lots of good comments. You are correct ultimately a motorhome is more convenient and more costly. I have a 5'er because I already have the need for a big pick up. I did step up to a dually for RV'ing reason vs. a SRW but the price between dually and SRW is negligible. Convenience,ease of set up,ease of travel,ease of departure,motor home always wins. For space and "bang for the buck" 5'er wins. I also opted to get a built in genset for reasons you mentioned. We stop for lunch, we overnight, we back yard camp, we marina camp and boondock. Wherever we are we have convenient push button electric that can run both A/C units. There is no hauling genset,no storing genset,no set up,no gas cans,no planning, just push button convenience. I have become accustomed to having an on board genset and would not be without one. But much like the DP vs. the 5'er, A portable genset can also get the job done: after you haul it, set it up, put it away, deal with gas cans etc. In much the same way the portable will always give you the best "bang for the buck vs. a built in genset. But a portable will never be quite as convenient.
Lantley 06/19/20 08:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Why Not a Palomino TC??

OP here. I ended up with the Palomin, for better or worse.... Hopefully not worse. I understand getting what you pay for concept. But there was just too much $$'s difference. And the only thing option wise different was the NL did have solar and 2 batteries. Thanks all for the info... Good decision. I think the boat comparison was spot on. It becomes a matter of expectations,usage and maintenance. Don't expect the bargain price item to = the full priced item They will both get the job done. For how long and how well is the subjective part. If you use your tools for a living don't by them all from Harbor freight. If you only need it once in a blue moon harbor freight may do.
Lantley 06/18/20 10:25am Truck Campers
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