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RE: Why do I still look at my tankl level gauges?

When i step on the toilet and it burps, I know it's time to go dump A very accurate way to determine when it's time.
RobWNY 01/18/20 05:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Alliance 5th Wheels

My wife and I went to the Tampa show. We spent 5 hours there and I bet we didn't see 1/3 of the RV's. I didn't think the prices were very good on most. 22%-27% off MSRP but not one sales person would say the price was the "Out the door" price which leads me to believe they would be adding Freight, Prep, PDI fees or a combination of those things. I also was a little shocked with the Grand Design offerings. For all the wonderful things you hear about them, the materials really aren't any different than in any other RV. I guess it's their customer support that's better but they've been owned by Winnebago for a few years now. I wonder if it's still stellar.
RobWNY 01/18/20 05:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What is a good camp stove to buy now days?

We have a Weber Q 2000 and it works great. Easy to clean, replacement parts readily available if/when needed. Love it.
RobWNY 01/16/20 09:48am Beginning RVing
RE: 1st RV Road Trip - Florida itinerary

We are staying at Seasons in the Sun RV resort in Mims, FL. (6 miles north of Titusville). It's a Very nice and clean resort. We've driven through all of the RV parks in and around here including Manatee Hammock Campground in Titusville. None of them are very nice but most would suffice for an overnight stay. Manatee Hammock is not very nice, not clean but would probably be ok for an overnight. The bathrooms were a mess when we checked it out and the pool was filthy. Also, don't even consider the KOA on Rt. 46 next to Seasons in the Sun resort. There's a lot of homeless people hanging around and the police are there quite often for domestic issues.
RobWNY 01/15/20 06:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Source of TV While on the Road

How are you going to watch TV when you reach your plans unlimited threshold and the speed gets throttled? Probably not an issue if you don't watch a lot of TV or you're weekend warriors but if you are a snowbird or full timer, You'll use a lot of data over the course of a month streaming TV. The average amount of data used each month watching TV or streaming a service is 180Gb. You need a minimum speed of 3 Megabits per second to stream video. At what point does your unlimited plan throttle you and is it still a minimum of 3 Megabits per second while throttled? The typicle 600 Kb throttled speed isn't going to allow streaming anything.
RobWNY 01/14/20 02:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Residential Refrigerator – Good or avoid?

We are snowbirding for the first time this winter and have an 8 cubic foot Gas/Electric fridge. It's just not big enough. I like it when we go camping in the summer and we boondock but that's only for a few days and manageable. I know they make a 13 cubic foot gas/electric fridge now. Maybe that would be a nice compromise for you but our next 5th wheel will have a residential fridge and when we boondock, we'll live out of coolers. Better to be inconvenienced for a few days than a few months like we are now. Trips to the grocery store are much more frequent doing it this way.
RobWNY 01/14/20 06:34am General RVing Issues
RE: How much 5th Wheel can I tow with my truck

Wow you made the biggest weight mistake ever. You publicly listed your wife's weight! LOL You should hear what she says about me!
RobWNY 01/09/20 06:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How much 5th Wheel can I tow with my truck

Currently I have a Forest River Hemisphere GLX that weighs in the neighborhood of 8500LB dry and about 9500LB loaded. I do not travel with water other than a couple of gallons in the black tank to slosh around. It tows fine and my truck handles it with ease but I'm not very happy with it (poorly and cheaply built). I'm beginning to look at new 5th Wheels but I have no idea what my truck can handle and we all know how a dealer will tell you anything to make a sale. I'm not in a position to change trucks for another three years so I have to stick with the truck I have. I understand that a Dually Diesel is a preferable tow vehicle but not in the cards for me right now. As for the math, everything gets so confusing to me that I need some help. Can someone please give me an idea of the dry weight and max weight of a 5th wheel I should be looking at? Also, what else should I be paying attention to on the sticker of a new 5th wheel? I know I need to look at Pin weight but what else? I'll be adding the same amount of stuff I carry in the rig I have now so please keep that in mind too. We're going to the Tampa RV Supershow on January 16th to browse. Below are the specs of my truck. Thank you for any help you can give me. From the manual 2017 Ram Crew Cab with 6'6" box. 6.4 Hemi with 3.73 rear end GVWR 10,800 Max Payload 4010LB GCWR 19,900 Max Trailer Weight 12,640 From the Stickers on my truck GAWR Front 5500LB GAWR Rear 7000LB Max Payload 3900LB My weight additions Me 225LB Wife 130LB Spray in Bed Liner 50LB Folding Tonneau Cover 60LB 31 Gallon tank = 186LB when full. B&W Patriot 16K hitch with rails weighs about 175LB total. Then figure I'm going to be adding "Stuff", about 1000LB. If I forgot anything let me know please and Thank you! Does that 1,000 lbs of "stuff" go in the truck or in the trailer or split between? Seems a lot to carry in the truck alone... Lyle The 1000LB of stuff is mostly in the trailer. Maybe 100LB extra pounds in the truck so 900LB in the trailer
RobWNY 01/09/20 06:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How much 5th Wheel can I tow with my truck

Thanks for everyone's input so far. I'll look at 5th wheels 11000-12000LB with a Pin weight of 25% or less. I should be ok then. I'm looking forward to the Tampa show. I've been to a couple big shows up North but never one that advertises having trams to get people around if needed. It must be huge! You will really enjoy the Tampa show! We went every year for about 15 years or so. Yes, they have a couple or three "trains" that run a fixed route around the show in the streets along with all the people. Often, if you are pressed for time, you are better taking the hike rather than the tram. The show is huge. The ticket is good for two days and you will certainly need both full days to see all of it. We never did get all the way around. There are ample places to sit for a bit to rest if needed though. All in all, a fun place to go. Hope you enjoy your visit! :) Barney Thanks Barney. This will be something to see. I can't wait!
RobWNY 01/08/20 05:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How much 5th Wheel can I tow with my truck

Thanks for everyone's input so far. I'll look at 5th wheels 11000-12000LB with a Pin weight of 25% or less. I should be ok then. I'm looking forward to the Tampa show. I've been to a couple big shows up North but never one that advertises having trams to get people around if needed. It must be huge!
RobWNY 01/08/20 03:50pm Fifth-Wheels
How much 5th Wheel can I tow with my truck

Currently I have a Forest River Hemisphere GLX that weighs in the neighborhood of 8500LB dry and about 9500LB loaded. I do not travel with water other than a couple of gallons in the black tank to slosh around. It tows fine and my truck handles it with ease but I'm not very happy with it (poorly and cheaply built). I'm beginning to look at new 5th Wheels but I have no idea what my truck can handle and we all know how a dealer will tell you anything to make a sale. I'm not in a position to change trucks for another three years so I have to stick with the truck I have. I understand that a Dually Diesel is a preferable tow vehicle but not in the cards for me right now. As for the math, everything gets so confusing to me that I need some help. Can someone please give me an idea of the dry weight and max weight of a 5th wheel I should be looking at? Also, what else should I be paying attention to on the sticker of a new 5th wheel? I know I need to look at Pin weight but what else? I'll be adding the same amount of stuff I carry in the rig I have now so please keep that in mind too. We're going to the Tampa RV Supershow on January 16th to browse. Below are the specs of my truck. Thank you for any help you can give me. From the manual 2017 Ram Crew Cab with 6'6" box. 6.4 Hemi with 3.73 rear end GVWR 10,800 Max Payload 4010LB GCWR 19,900 Max Trailer Weight 12,640 From the Stickers on my truck GAWR Front 5500LB GAWR Rear 7000LB Max Payload 3900LB My weight additions Me 225LB Wife 130LB Spray in Bed Liner 50LB Folding Tonneau Cover 60LB 31 Gallon tank = 186LB when full. B&W Patriot 16K hitch with rails weighs about 175LB total. Then figure I'm going to be adding "Stuff", about 1000LB. If I forgot anything let me know please and Thank you!
RobWNY 01/08/20 02:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Chrysler UConnect

$14.99 monthly or $149.99 yearly payment Seems like a lot of money to spend for something that doesn't work very well.
RobWNY 01/07/20 03:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Washer/Dryer worth it?

We don't have a washer/dryer in our 5th wheel but it's prepped for them. We are wintering in Florida for the first time this year and I've asked many people at the resort we're at about their thoughts. It's about 50/50 love it or hate it. Those that love it either are older and don't want to be bothered using the resort laundry facility or they don't want the hassle and added expense of using pay machines (This I don't understand because you can buy a lot of loads of laundry for the cost of those machines). Those that dislike their washer/Dryer all say the same thing. They don't hold much and laundry has to be done just about every day. Because we sometimes boon dock and other times camp where we don't have water hookups and use our Fresh Water holding tank, we chose not to have them.
RobWNY 01/06/20 08:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: "Lite" 5th wheels

"Lite" usually means Lite on Quality, Lite on Durability and often times means a lighter hit to your wallet but there are real problems and concerns if you go this route. I know. I bought a "Lite" 5th wheel new a year and a half ago and it's falling apart. So far I've had to stain and finish the dinette table, cut 1/4" off one leg of a dinette chair so it doesn't rock, tried to match a stain to hide the paper thin veneer on the MDF cabinets that has rubbed away, re-adjusted interior doors so they would close (wall flexing during towing is the culprit), Put gorilla tape over worn out areas where it rubs when opening/closing the trifold couch (this happened after using it as a bed maybe 20 times), Window treatments falling off etc. Then there's the lack of wall thickness and insulation that not only effects heating and cooling but there's no sound dampening either so you can hear everyone outside and everyone outside can hear you. These are just a few of the issues I've had in the one year of ownership of my "Lite" 5th wheel. Never again!
RobWNY 01/03/20 06:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What are the app ideas that make money?

Reported to Mods as spam and not RV related.
RobWNY 01/03/20 06:19am Technology Corner
RE: Happy Holidays!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and hoping everyone has a Happy Healthy New Year!
RobWNY 12/24/19 12:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer Emergency Brake Cable Broke

I have one of these that I really like. Never touches the ground. Linky Ditto. I have the 6 footer as well, on all my trailers. X4 and the others are correct. Get the 6 ft. version
RobWNY 12/24/19 06:08am Tech Issues
RE: Hard tonneau covers and 5er hitch

I also have the Bakflip G2. I haven't had any problems. I do use the straps and buckle it.
RobWNY 12/24/19 06:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Parking in Jacksonville, FL Wal Mart

I think Cracker Barrel is your best bet. Here's three you can call and check with. Just off I-95 4680 Lenoir Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32216 Closes 10PM Phone: (904) 296-7530 If taking the west side I-295 by-pass 4272 Eldridge Loop, Orange Park, FL 32073 Closes 10PM Phone: (904) 264-2292 And a little farther South and just off I-95 2441 FL-16, St. Augustine, FL 32092 Closes 10PM Phone: (904) 829-9222
RobWNY 12/22/19 05:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cabinet Quality

My FW, on profile page, has solid maple doors and drawers, while the cabinets themselves may be MFD. My Yellowstone FW was the upper end of Gulf Steam, when I purchased it new. It had a retail price of 40K at that time (a great FW for the price,IMO). I am happy to say, most of my wood, or wood trim, does not look cheap. https://i.imgur.com/QWTYAuRl.jpg Hope you are still enjoying the warmer Southern temps Rob! Happily Holidays to you! Jerry Happy Holidays to you too Jerry! We're loving our time in Florida. It feels a little strange being in warm weather for Christmas and New Year though.
RobWNY 12/22/19 01:11pm Fifth-Wheels
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