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RE: Estimated generator price

$600 sounds fair to meGood Luck with that. I can buy a brand new Champion for that price. Champion? Ha! They should not even be allowed in campgrounds - too loud! Quietness and efficiency are among the many reasons Yamahas and Hondas are so expensive - and worth it. I'd be very comfortable paying 1/2 original price for a 4-year-old Yamaha - provided it is tested under load as described in previous post. Champion makes many different INVERTER generators that are very quiet. in fact, Champion has been more responsive to the RV community, than Honda or Yamaha.
bikendan 09/20/19 03:23am Tech Issues
RE: Estimated generator price

My new Champion 2200 watt inverter generator was 350.00 brand new. never seen a Champion 2200w inverter generator. 2000w yes, 2200w no. do you have a link?
bikendan 09/20/19 03:22am Tech Issues
RE: Will This Be a Bad Move for a New RVer?

x2 I would get an rv and pull the trailer. If you go the TH route, Grand Design makes a quality one. Lots of reviews out there. Some of the Lippert frames had problems on other mfgers. a Toyhauler IS a RV. so are truck campers, travel trailers, 5th wheels, popups AND Motorhomes.:B
bikendan 09/14/19 02:35am Beginning RVing
RE: Ecoboost vs. V8 - Can you explain?

This is all the same blah blah blidddy blah blah that was said 10 years ago that the little V6 couldn't either...there was no way...it's not possible...it's gonna blow up... wellllll that V6 has been doing what all the blah blah blidddy blah blah naysayers said it couldn't possibly do for 9 years now and has been the biggest seller for those past 9 years also... x2!
bikendan 09/12/19 01:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Chevy payload

I can’t find out what payload is for 2020 Silverado crew cab diesel DRW LTZ because they aren’t out yet . Does anybody know the payload for 2019 same as mentioned above. payload capacity will be specific to each truck, depending on what it weighed when it left the factory, as equipped. that's why they put a payload capacity sticker on the driver's door. any additional equipment, dealer installed or owner installed will lower that number.
bikendan 09/11/19 02:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lock in center of my bunk doors?

Wow, don't remember seeing that on the Bantam or Trail Cruiser hybrids we looked at, back in 2005 when we were shopping for a hybrid. We had a R Vision dealer in our town and were the only RV dealer with hybrids. Was that a feature for certain years on R Vision hybrids?
bikendan 09/10/19 12:02am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Lock in center of my bunk doors?

That center cam lock is NOT factory. Must of been installed by a former owner.
bikendan 09/09/19 12:23pm Hybrid Travel Trailers

Go north and stay in a Washington park. Problem solved. Washington State parks also close loops. the state park on my island will be closing 2 out of the 3 loops soon.
bikendan 09/04/19 03:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ecoboost vs. V8 - Can you explain?

Wouldn’t they simply lose that market share because spark engines are gutless compared to diesels so buyers will look elsewhere? Another person that hasn't kept up with modern gas engine technology.:S
bikendan 09/03/19 02:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Generac GP3000i/Craftsman CMXGIAC3000 Inverter Generators

You can get a new Champion 3100w inverter generator from Camping World and Gander, for $699. And it has a true RV 30 amp outlet. You can buy refurbished units for $579. https://factorypure.com/products/champion-100158-2800w-3100w-portable-inverter-generator-manufacturer-rfb?variant=413315923993&cmp_id=6444267022&adg_id=74358702182&kwd=&device=t&gclid=CjwKCAjwnrjrBRAMEiwAXsCc40Lw5c55m4CNQIBWrN0fJR9JDQdddYJet5OySHTyWbH0nTdHMkOxdxoC0FQQAvD_BwE
bikendan 09/03/19 02:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Three way fridge

I've seen some of the newer RVs have "Three way refrigerators" 120V...12V and gas. I've had the typical 2 way (120V and Gas) wht's up with the third? 3-way fridges have been around for decades, mainly in folding trailers and truck campers. Most are dorm fridge sized, because the tow vehicle charging wire can't keep up the battery's charge, if the fridge was bigger. Our 1970 Starcraft popup had a 3-way fridge. That's 50 years ago.
bikendan 09/02/19 01:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Nissan Pathfinder (2017-2019)

Thank you all for your kind replies. I honestly thought I responded prior to this. As we dont want to be so limited in our TT choice, we have decided to remove both Nissans from our list and go with the F-150. Did a test drive over the weekend in a 2015 with Eco-Boost. Now that's some power, with better gas mileage than the Nissan Frontier. Good choice! Ditto!
bikendan 08/27/19 11:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: site problem

Got the Service Temporarily Unavailable message 15x just trying to post my post.
bikendan 08/25/19 02:23pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: site problem

I left RV.net because this issue was so bad and moved to the Trailer Life portal, which didn't have this issue. Now, for the past month, it's happening here. Not as bad as RV.net but it seems to getting worse. You can tell by the increase in double and triple posts.
bikendan 08/25/19 02:22pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Nissan Pathfinder (2017-2019)

If I recall, the newer pathfinders all use a unibody construction and cvt transmission. While the unibody doesn’t bother me, the cvt transmission does. I will never purchase a vehicle with a cvt transmission. My mom had a Nissan a few years ago with one. Replaced that transmission twice... and yes she drives like a grandma cause she is. That car was babied it’s entire life. She got rid of it, I know it had less then 100k. That's what I thought, the newer Pathfinder is a totally different vehicle, from the previous Pathfinder. Not as good of a tow vehicle.
bikendan 08/24/19 09:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Seeking Towing Guidance - Looking to pull TT with Expedition

We will be pulling the new trailer with a 2013 Ford Expedition. It has the heavy duty towing package and is rated at 9000 lbs. max trailer weight and 15,000 GCWR per Ford's 2013 towing guide. Those numbers you're quoting, are max amounts for a properly equipped Expy. NOT for every Expy. So you need to post the driver's door yellow sticker payload capacity. It's on the Tires and Loading sticker. It'll say Occupants and cargo should not exceed xxxxlbs". Another sticker will have axle capacities.
bikendan 08/24/19 09:06pm Beginning RVing
RE: Flat towing a Mini Cooper

here's someone who did but didn't follow a checklist: https://forums.trailerlife.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29954406.cfm
bikendan 08/24/19 01:40am Dinghy Towing
RE: Yet another "Is this generator a good one" thread

As was said, this is a Chinese-made clone that is marketed with different brand names. Suggest you find out who does warranty work on it. And I would NEVER risk my Honda 2000i, attempting to parallel it to one of these.
bikendan 08/23/19 08:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Thinking of upgrading

Your going to take a big hit from depreciation by trading and will start the depreciation all over again with a new one. Watch out for tricky trade-in math making it look like they are giving you way more than they really are. Or maybe you could care less. Yep, I made double selling my 23SS myself, than what the dealer offered me on the new TT. I'm guessing that they will only give you $4000 or less in trade-in unless you pay closer to MSRP for the New trailer.
bikendan 08/21/19 12:36pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Thinking of upgrading

Suggest you join Forest River Forums, where the largest group of Roo and Shamrock owners, on the Internet, hang out at. Plenty of owners of the newer models can provide feedback and information. FRF Roo/Shamrock forum By the way, we owned a 2007 Roo 23SS for 10 years and loved it.
bikendan 08/20/19 03:08pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
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