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RE: Best Quality Travel Trailers

I'm sincerely hoping the RV industry slows down a bit and maybe a little quality gets injected back in. Yeah I know, fat chance. I really like the fiberglass shells like Oliver and Bigfoot, but the boss wants more room. When I buy my next one it will likely be a Lance or Outdoors RV, or maybe a Grand Design. Which ever it is, it will be independently inspected and as you noted, I will probably also get the roof sealed in some fashion (after I've added a bunch of solar, etc.). I think most people, myself included, don't have a lot choice. I expect to finish out my life financially secure, but I'll never be anything resembling wealthy. And that's what it will take to get the golden goose RV.
TurnThePage 08/03/21 12:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wheel Stop vs Wheel Chocks

Like Lwiddis, I've had the yellow one blow away. I still use them though. Unlike Gdetrailer, once my trailer is level, I'm done moving it. I'm not going to bother loading weight on each yellow chock. I have Andersen levelers that I use sometimes, which is a similar concept. Otherwise, I use the yellow ones, or the black rubber ones from HF, then I put homemade Roto-Chock type stabilizers in place. For me, that is easy-peasy.
TurnThePage 08/01/21 11:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Saw a TT with rear entry

I recently came across a manufacturer of travel trailers that were rear entry. They were beautifully hand made and quite heavy for their length, but they were cool. If I can remember the name, I'll chime in again.
TurnThePage 07/25/21 03:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Carbon monoxide deaths possibly from generator

It's crazy how it can happen. It was in the news a while back that some kids got CO poisoning while riding in a boat in the open air. One of them died.
TurnThePage 07/19/21 04:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Grand Design Travel Trailer RV Transcend Xplor 240ML

A lot of great features for a stick and tin trailer. They come with 12v compressor fridges and a solar panel. I like the exterior siding and interior look and feel. But as stated, pay close attention to the construction. Look for potential flaws. As expensive as travel trailers are these days, I would even consider paying to have a potential new unit independently inspected prior to purchase.
TurnThePage 07/19/21 04:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: champion generator mount

I have a Champ 3400. In my noggin, I have envisioned a horizontal steel bar slightly longer than the generator that slides under the handles. It would have slots at the ends where vertical bars could be inserted. Those would then be locked/secured to the platform at the bottom.
TurnThePage 07/15/21 12:30pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Is Lance the “gold” standard

Lance is definitely a step up. I dunno about "Gold Standard".
TurnThePage 07/12/21 02:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Problem with U-Haul refill. Time replace my propane tanks?

Take them to any exchange place like Blue Rhino, located at stores everywhere.THIS!!! And usually they'll let you select the cylinder you want off the shelf. Pick the one with the newest date.
TurnThePage 07/12/21 08:29am Tech Issues
RE: Wen 2000w Inverter Gen on woot for $380 today

Yes, this is an old, dead argument. It kind of reminds me of the conversations about Toyota, Datsun and Honda cars back in the 70s. You'll never get parts for those...
TurnThePage 07/10/21 03:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mazama and Sumitomo tires

We have four tire chains that I'm aware of in my neck of the woods. One of them ripped me off once and tried to again years ago. I wrote them off for good. Another one, Tirerama, has been providing excellent service to us for several years now, including free replacement of vandalized tires. Discount Tire seems to offer the best tire price, but I can't get a reliable tire balance from either locale, and they don't answer their phones, and they schedule you so far out that I consider it to be totally unreasonable. LS has been well covered in this thread, and I now agree with most of what is said. But I will say they can balance tires that nobody else has been able to, and they provide probably the most immediate service available, and they don't hesitate to work overtime to get you taken care of.
TurnThePage 07/08/21 10:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Mazama and Sumitomo tires

Indeed. I've spent a lot of time defending LS over the years, but I can't anymore. I will say that in my experience their service has always been great and I've never had any issues with any of their products either. I'm not sure when it changed at our local store, but they constantly try to upsell unnecessary service or items. There are specific services I'll go there for, but I won't tire shop there. I've often wondered about their high priced second tier tires.
TurnThePage 07/06/21 06:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Solar panels vs shade cloth

My panels are about 5" above the roof. I don't think any heat transfers from them to the roof. Pure shade.
TurnThePage 07/02/21 03:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Keystone Passport SL221BH or 268BH w/Ford F150 4.6L, 3.55

I had a '97 F150 4.6L with 3.55 gears and a 4 speed transmission that I used to tow a 24' trailer that weighed around 6000 lbs. The truck handled it great. The engine was a different story. I live in the west near lots of mountains. Just climbing Fourth of July pass (which is pretty minor) would bring that engine to its knees. I'd be going less than 15 miles per hour by the time I got to the top with my foot to the floor. I regeared it to 4.10s which breathed new life into it and allowed me to use that truck for a few more years. I'm not advocating regearing. And I know the newer version of that engine had more power, but I would be very hesitant to do it again, especially with the larger trailer. JMHO
TurnThePage 07/01/21 02:15pm Travel Trailers
Wen 2000w Inverter Gen on woot for $380 today

If anyone is looking.
TurnThePage 07/01/21 08:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping in a high temperature area.

I just posted my own thread about testing my trailer A/C in this heat. It did much better than I expected. The A/C reduced inside temps from about 108 to 82 in two hours before I shut it down. I didn't think to add that our relative humidity was 15%.
TurnThePage 06/29/21 08:30pm General RVing Issues
Air conditioning performed admirably.

These unheard of high temps presented me with an opportunity to test out the A/C in my old trailer. The ducted Coleman Mach III is 17 years old, as is the 24' stick and tin trailer it's installed in. With temps hovering around 108 inside and out, I was hopeful but not very optimistic. The trailer was about 3/4 shaded. After one hour, interior temps had already dropped almost 15 degrees. After two, the interior temp was 80 - 82 depending on where measured. At that point I was feeling a little guilty about hogging power and shut down my little experiment. I'm very happy with the results and am no longer nervous about adventures to the south in the summer. Based on some of the stuff I've read here, I thought it was worth sharing.
TurnThePage 06/29/21 08:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: 6.2L

A lot depends on the trailer. I tow a 6000ish lb travel trailer with a 5.7 Hemi. It only has 395 horses. I rarely ever use all of 'em and that's only when getting up to speed in a hurry. I would have no problem towing 8000 lbs, power wise.
TurnThePage 06/28/21 09:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric bikes !!

We purchased two Rad Minis. Their folding profile make them super simple to store out of the way in the garage and transport in back of the truck. They're fun to ride for sure! They've expanded our exploration options and refreshed the joy in travelling. Awesome addition for us old guys with bad knees!
TurnThePage 06/27/21 08:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Helper springs or air bags?

On various light duty trucks, I've used helper springs and Timbrens. The helper springs made the unloaded ride a bit rougher, but not bad, and they worked outstanding for towing and stabilization. Timbrens caused my Ram 1500 to have a jarring ride that was completely undesirable. I won't consider them again in a light duty application. Another option is Sumo Springs bump stops. I've never heard a bad thing about them.
TurnThePage 06/25/21 09:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: High Altitude AC use causing Onan generator to die

If your built in generator is genuinely running properly, I would try the following in order: 1. MicroAir Easy Start (or at least a hard start capacitor) 2. Shut off all other loads including the converter 3. Purchase a larger gen for high altitude trips (There's lots of good deals for Chinese ones out there.)
TurnThePage 06/24/21 11:50am Tech Issues
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