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RE: Rockwood 8289ws owners..

We got one. Love it. Trying to think of the cons, but none at the moment. I'm sure if I thought for a while I could come up with something. Fridge is loud, if that counts. But I have new-fangled quiet computer fans to fix that, just haven't done it yet. If you have any questions at all or need help with something, just say the word here or PM me. 2014 RAM CTD 2500 CC Longbed 4WD- still only 15K on the odometer! 2015 Forest River Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8289WS w/ Diamond Pkg. Honda eu2200i generators
Range Maggot Bob 04/12/19 05:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tailgate question

Lockable tailgates are certainly available. You might have to go to a license plate style backup camera versus the stock Ford camera system. X2... have not had anything blow out of the bed since I switched to a v slotted T gate. That's funny you should say that. I have a v-tailgate, and last night I loaded up a plastic cart I had built to haul supplies from the house out to our trailer. Went to unload it this morning before work, and it was gone. Blew out somewhere along the highway. And we have lost stuff with this type of tailgate, but never have to lower it to hook up. Don't get that part.
Range Maggot Bob 04/12/19 05:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: firearm question

I have not (and I pray it stays that way) but I went thru the training and jumped thru the hoops to get a CCW so my weapon goes with me. In fact, when I leave home, ALL my weapons come with me because if my home was burglarized while away Calif. would not let me replace them with the same ones. You must be one of the lucky ones. I know CA does not just hand out CCWs. Been camping all my life and never needed a weapon. But I do have a concealed carry license and never leave home without it. The weapon anyway.
Range Maggot Bob 03/18/19 06:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Pole Barn

Just remember to make it wide enough to open your slideouts without interfering with your other stuff.
Range Maggot Bob 03/13/19 09:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: recliner chairs for 5th wheel

You can buy them at the same store you'd buy some for your home. Can you give me the name of a store? What about Camping World? Another vote for the Lazy Boys. We have them and love them. For pete's sake stay away from Camping World!
Range Maggot Bob 03/12/19 03:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Toilet valve

Thanks guys. We stopped at a Camping World and picked up a new valve for the toilet. I'll install it tomorrow. Wish me luck. I know you probably needed it right away, but next time get 2. And order off the internet. 2 for less than the price of 1 at Camping World. And be sure to check out YouTube for how to replace it. I could have done it without, but after watching, it took about 10 minutes.
Range Maggot Bob 03/04/19 03:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Honda Generator

I think the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. Unless carrying weight is the major issue, I don't understand why one wouldn't buy 1, larger generator as it would/should be cheaper. Carrying weight is the issue; that's why people buy 2 Honda 2200s as opposed to one 3500W or bigger. To the OP- remember- Harbor Freight is just that- great for cheap tools, but I don't know about their generators. Just do lots of research. All the other generators out there are "almost" as good as a Honda...
Range Maggot Bob 02/25/19 03:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Boondocking near Four Corners

Mark, I hope you took a video of that!! Just some dash video at 2:20 in our Valley of the Gods video, way back in Ep. 2 before we got better at producing videos: https://youtu.be/-uY-FV9bMg8?t=140 (link starts the video at the 2:20 mark) You can see the trailer in the shadows on the rock in the first few seconds. "First Tracks"- this is the go-to guy when it comes to boondocking videos out west.
Range Maggot Bob 02/22/19 08:18pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Cashing in my chips

Way to go! I'm about 16 months behind you. Yes, I'm down to counting months, not years. One of the best things about retiring, so I'm told, is that tomorrow is always Saturday!
Range Maggot Bob 02/15/19 05:44pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Rear view camera for trailer

4Ucam.com Check it out.
Range Maggot Bob 02/15/19 05:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Camping World Bash

My original post was to show that CW not only does not care about their customers they do not care about their employees either... And for sure, they don't care about the posters that do nothing but BASH them. Own stock in the company do ya? Sorry- didn't see the previous stock thing before I posted.
Range Maggot Bob 02/12/19 07:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Camping World Bash

Who buys junk at Camping World anyway :B Totally agree. Are we gonna get in trouble?!?
Range Maggot Bob 02/08/19 03:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Camping World Bash

That will effect my decision to shop at Camping World exactly not at all. I seriously doubt that will change the lives of the employees. Such policies usually come about because some employees abuse the system, such as using their employee discount to pass savings on to friends and family. The employees likely only have themselves to blame for the change. :B Me too.
Range Maggot Bob 02/08/19 03:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: America the Beautiful Senior Pass

Our local COE campground is leased out to the people that run the marina- Pontiac Cove Marina and campground in Pontiac, Missouri. They give no discount for anybody for anything. And their campground is empty. Two other COE campgrounds- one 20 miles south and one 20 miles west- welcome the Senior Pass, and their campgrounds always have campers. If we didn't have our boat docked there, we would not be doing business with Pontiac Cove Marina and campground.
Range Maggot Bob 01/28/19 09:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ram 2500 weak heater?

Now that winter's properly arrived I'm noticing that the heat in my 2017 2500 isn't that powerful. It takes a good 20 minutes to heat up the cabin into the 70s. It can't compete with any windows being open even partially. Anyone else noticed the same? I have the super basic work truck heat, single zone with three speed fan. I can start my truck, turn on the exhaust brake, and my truck is toasty in 5 minutes. But that is diesel; I would think your truck should heat right up itself in about 5 minutes. But with that being said, when in the heat position- pointing right at you- I don't get that much of an air flow. In other words, my heater doesn't blow very hard. I'm wondering if it's because the vents in the backseat of the cab are on, and it's such a large cab. Do you have that problem? Somethin' ain't right if you're not heating up.
Range Maggot Bob 01/28/19 09:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Generator advice

Just a thought. The whole point of camping to me is get away from modern life. Buying a large generator to run a microwave seems odd to me. You can easily make pizza in a Dutch oven on a fire. It is not instant, but it is quiet and you will always have enough fuel. No hookups, no generator, no problem. Teach your kids. I fully agree with this. I grew up in the RV business and the boy scouts so I grew up both RV'ing and camping. I'm 45 years old now and this is my first RV. My family and I have been tent camping up till this point. It wasn't a light decision to buy our trailer. I knew there was a chance that we'd never be "camping" again. We've seen so many people pull up to a camp site, back there RV into the site and scramble out of the rig, look around and climb back into the unit never seeing them again unless it's to get into an outside compartment only to go back inside. To me, that isn't camping or even livin. I told the family if we were going to buy a trailer, it's for sleeping and getting out of inclement weather only (two years ago we were in a down pour for three days in our tent and I loved it!) Even though we now have the trailer, we still cook outside on the fire, sit around outside even though there is a nice comfortable couch inside, and we eat outside as well. The microwave is just for quick snacks and lunch when we don't have time to build a cook fire between adventures. I totally agree with your camping style. My wife and I are 70 years old and graduated to a trailer 11 years ago when we retired. We spend less time in this trailer than we did in our tent. Now when it rains we sit out under the awning instead have having to hide in a tent. All the cooking is done outside on a camp stove or campfire along with eating and washing dishes outside. The trailer is basically a place to sleep and shower. We also have an outdoor potty so we can extend our boon docking. A generator is great for heating up left overs (in the mic) from the previous day. Camp on my friend and enjoy! I totally disagree with you guys. You're missing the point. People get out there and camp any way they can, whether it be from the trunk of your car, up to the top-of-the-line class A. You may not call it "camping", but those folks holed away in the motorhome do, and I'll bet you they even have a good time. Does it bother you that these people recreate in a different way than you do? Perhaps maybe these people just came in from a long week of hiking in the mountains somewhere and just wanted to hole up for a while and do nothing.
Range Maggot Bob 01/28/19 08:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Time for annual oil change.

Your mention of "annual" oil change brought up a concern I have. I replaced my 2010 Ram CTD with a 2018 Ram CTD. The oil change interval for the new synthetic oil was increased from 7500 to 15,000 miles. Unfortunately they also added a second fuel filter which is supposed to be replaced at the same interval. I have yet to have the first maintenance but am expecting a huge bill for the oil and filter changes. The specs also call for an oil change every 6 months regardless of mileage. Ouch. I often do not use the truck for many months except to keep it charged up. Does oil rapidly deteriorate just sitting in a seldom used truck? Doesn't matter if it deteriorates or not. If you don't do it, your warranty is voided. I just did the 15K oil change and fuel filter service. The dealer quoted me $170.00 for the fuel service. I bought the filters myself on line, so they only charged me $50.00 to install. From what I understand, it's fairly easy to do yourself; I just can't personally do it. I also had a coupon from the dealer for $59.99 for the oil change, but I paid a little more cause I run 5/30 Valvoline full synthetic, and the coupon only paid for dealer dino oil, Mopar I believe. My truck is a 2014, so that tells you how little we drive it. But I'm also old school and change my oil every 3-4K miles starting from day one. I know a lot of people will say that's a waste of money, but it's not for me.
Range Maggot Bob 01/25/19 08:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping World Prices

Yeah, a friend of mine needed a new fridge, and he bought it at GS. It was is stock at another store, and they still charged him shipping.
Range Maggot Bob 01/11/19 04:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: California registration cost question

We have a 2003 5th wheel. I was paying $124/yr for it's registration...& I just got my renewal notice. It's gone up to $145 for the year. Just did a permanent registration on my 5th wheeler- $56.00.
Range Maggot Bob 12/26/18 07:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: When to quit.

To me, it has nothing to do with age, as you can see by all the posts. I will stop when I get too tired or too old to enjoy my rv, be it next year or when I turn 100, which I plan on doing.
Range Maggot Bob 12/21/18 08:50pm General RVing Issues
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