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RE: Toy Hauler Screens

There are 3 season doors that are standard on most newer toy haulers. I'm sure you can find them online. they are mostly flexible plastic. We just have the screen, but it works for us.
PhilipB 05/22/19 04:08pm Toy Haulers
RE: Camping or Glamping?

We always said we camped. Made it to over 40 states before kids left for college. We didn't lack for anything. Nice beds, A/C, frig, etc. Mostly stayed in private campgrounds. Call it what you want. I think kids mostly enjoyed it, but then again I didn't take a survey.
PhilipB 05/22/19 04:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Aluminum Wheels

I order them as an option on previous 5er. If wheels look good, the whole rig does.
PhilipB 05/22/19 03:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Keyless locks

Our Raptor came with this option. When it works, it's great. But it will quite sometimes and need re-programmed. I think batteries shake loose due to travel and also door open/close. So we keep a key with us, but use the keyless for conveniece. Not sure I'd spend $250 to replace. Ours is Bauer or something like that.
PhilipB 05/15/19 12:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Generator etiquette

State/National Parks - follow the rules Wal-Mart Truck Stops, etc. - run as needed, maybe all night for A/C. Boondocking/BLM/etc. - unless against the rules, run as needed. Be courteous of neighbors, but in the end, unless against the rules, it's an individual decision.
PhilipB 05/14/19 11:50am Beginning RVing
RE: Bowling Green, KY to Indy

I65 south of Louisville a real pothole, but what can you do?
PhilipB 04/17/19 09:55am Roads and Routes
RE: 2014 Chevy puck system

x2 for Etrailer. Even if you don't purchase from them, you'll be able to see what fit's your application by entering your year/model/make of truck. Their website is good.
PhilipB 04/04/19 03:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Night stops with RV

We've done all the above (truck stop/Wal-Mart/etc). If we know agenda, we make reservations. If not, we usually only worry about weekends if it's a popular area. Or we make reservations the day we know where we'll be. But, we also have a generator so we can live with all the comforts, regardless of hook ups and we always try to have enough water on board.
PhilipB 03/18/19 04:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5th wheel boondockes, please sound off!

We boondock at dirt bike races, mostly in Missouri. The promoter knows that many of us have larger rigs so this is part of the planning. We've found height to be an issue with gravel roads leading to some of the spots. So don't be the first guy there. We've had some issues with soft ground, but that's just part of planning or a change in plans. We went to Moab this past year and saw lots of large rigs in the boonies.
PhilipB 03/07/19 03:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Generator assistance

We have a built in Onan 5500, which as others have said will do the job. We also have a Yamaha 3000 that will run 1 of the A/C's, lights, etc. but not anything else high draw.
PhilipB 03/05/19 04:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: underbelly leaking possibly from grey or black tank

We had something similar. Found a crack in fresh water tank (glad is wasn't black tank). We replaced tank and insulation, then put the coreplast back on.
PhilipB 02/19/19 01:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Towing regulations

If there's safety in numbers, dealers are selling this size all over the country and folks are using them all over. Tandem towing has restrictions that vary widely.
PhilipB 02/17/19 03:15pm Towing
RE: Honda or Yamaha inverter generator?

We have a 3000 Yamaha and have run lots of hours without issue. I know your post was about smaller ones, but regarding Honda or Yamaha, I see them as equal. Both seem to be class leaders. No experience with HF or Champion. Selling point for 3000 and larger is ability to power A/C and long run times.
PhilipB 02/17/19 03:11pm Beginning RVing
RE: Bed Liner

agree that taking it to a shop is probably a good idea. Friend of mine runs a body shop and bought a commercial system. He said it takes 8 hours to heat up the coating. He had troubles with system plugging up and being able to apply evenly. He finally gave up and let's another shop with more volume do it.
PhilipB 02/07/19 03:59pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Who doesn't haul big toys?

Agree with JAC1982 on the drawbacks of living room space and high cabinets. We haul toys, then usually put up a table when parked. We try to keep toy area clean and so far have avoided any gas/oil leaks. Onboard generator is also nice since we spend about 8 weekends at dirt bike races. Stopped at Purina Farms near St. Louis a year ago for a visit. We were directed to camping area because they thought we were there for dog show. Saw lots of toy haulers being used as kennels.
PhilipB 12/27/18 03:59pm Toy Haulers
RE: 07 Aspen 5.7l (or Durango) Towing

WE have a 08 Aspen. Towed our boat a couple times, but only around 100 miles each way. I'm guessing around 8000 lbs. No problems. Checked trans fluid the first time. No issues. Did use low 4wd to pull boat up ramp, but that was just a precaution.
PhilipB 12/15/18 09:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Branson Missouri

Lot's of good choices and lots of locations. We've been staying at Musicland Kampground the last several years. Just behind Titanic off Hwy. 76. America's Best is also a good choice and highly rated. It's been several years ago, but the Wilderness that's associated with Silver Dollar City was nice.
PhilipB 11/28/18 04:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Batteries - Diesel Trucks

I also have a 2015 Ram and just replaced the batteries at 3 1/2 years. I had been noticing starts were a little draggy. First cold morning (40 deg), I was dead, so replaced them. That said, I only have a short drive to work of about 5 miles each ways so they probably don't get fully charged as well as they should. My last truck was a 2004 Duramax. I only got 3 or so years with these batteries as well.
PhilipB 11/27/18 04:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A little uncomfortable with my set up...

Spend money for a Pro Pride or Hensley hitch. It'll solve your towing issues, be cheaper than trading, and will last forever. And when forever comes you cal re-sell it.
PhilipB 10/18/18 02:24pm Towing
RE: Stripolean & Country Ham

For the best country ham and bacon you can find go to: www.smokehouse.com Cracker Barrel's serve country ham. They also use country ham to season their turnip greens and pinto beans.
PhilipB 10/12/18 12:28pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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