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RV navigation (Device or app)

First, is using google maps for RV navigation a no-no? If so, is there a good app to use or do you have to get a device?
blaczero 11/30/20 02:27pm Travel Trailers
RV backup camera stuff

I tried the search on this forum, it's pretty bad, so sorry if it's already posted. I am looking for a backup camera and obviously "Furrion" came to mind. These however, are quite pricey. In a quick search, I found this... https://www.amazon.com/Emmako-Wireless-Waterproof-Distortion-Reversing/dp/B078PDH6Z8 Is there a reason I really need a Furrion?
blaczero 11/28/20 04:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Getting close to a TT

thanks for all the input so far, still working with a few dealers to figure out the best price, Terrytown RV, Cheasaco RV and Lazydays in FL
blaczero 11/28/20 10:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Getting close to a TT

A reputable dealer that will give good after sale service and fight for you with manufacturers to get warranty work covered is worth more than any starter kit or hitch. Spend extra for that. Get the rest yourself. On a side note, there is nothing “ultra lite” about that trailer. That’s just sales gimmick jargon. I have a similar sized tt and layout with a gvwr not much higher (8k) than that trailers empty weight. How do I determine which dealer that is? I realize the ultra lite is a joke (at 10k GVW), but found a lot of ppl saying Rockwood is a very good quality trailer. Which do you have?
blaczero 11/27/20 07:21pm Travel Trailers
Getting close to a TT

So I am taking delivery of my F350 tomorrow. I am looking to move pretty soon on a Rockwood 2911BS (~10k GVW). Playing a few dealers against each-other and doing pretty well with that. Question(s): - One dealer is throwing in a Husky Centerline hitch, is this worth it for $400 installed? - No w/d hookup, should I be able to do this myself? I have worked in construction and am pretty handy. - How important is the dealer I am buying from? Should I ask them particular questions? - They all have a "starter kit" for about $200 (30a/50a adapters, sewer hose and some other stuff), should I bother with that or get all my own stuff? Thanks!
blaczero 11/27/20 03:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thor or Forest River - Warranty and reputation

Best you can do with either is a complete inspection...inside, outside, under, roof...and run every system for a couple of hours at least before any money changes hands. Glad you left the used Chaparral in the rear view mirror. Thanks, not paying 54k for a 40k 5th wheel! Thanks to everyone for the replies, but maybe I wasn't clear, sorry. I'm not asking about individual issues, this brand had this issue that brand had that issue... I'm asking if there is a difference bettween the brands when you *do* have an issue. Which is better for warranty/customer service, etc. Or is this more the dealer and/or extra warranty? Thanks!
blaczero 11/14/20 09:24am Travel Trailers
Thor or Forest River - Warranty and reputation

I am looking at 2 RV's and wondering which company has better warranty reputation / customer service / repair reputation, etc. (Forest River) 2021 Coachmen Catalina Legacy Edition 343BHTSLE and (Thor) 2021 Crossroads Zinger 340BH Both the floor plan we want (BH and w/d hookups with East/West bed) and both the same'ish price. So who has better customer service / warranty / repair service? Any other thoughts? I am pretty new to this, it'll be my first RV.
blaczero 11/13/20 03:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Axle Ratio, new truck

Thanks everyone for their response, I learned a lot.
blaczero 11/09/20 06:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Axle Ratio, new truck

Well tow rating with 3.73’s is 17,000#, with 4.30’s (4.10’s not an option) about 19,000 to 20,000#. I think I would want 4.30’s. Right, 4.3 not 4.1 thanks. Ya just looked at the book again, goes from 16k with the 3.73 and 20k towing with the 4.3. How much of a gas mileage hit is it to go to 4.3? We talking 1mpg? or like 5?
blaczero 11/03/20 08:58pm Fifth-Wheels
Axle Ratio, new truck

Hey all, I think I know the answer but just wanted to make sure. I am looking into a 5th wheel ~15k GVWR and am buying a truck. I want an f350 and may order a new one to get exactly what I want (there are currently 0 trucks nationwide that match what I want). I am going F350 DRW, 7.3L gas, crew cab 4x4 with 5th wheel prep. What I'm thinking is I'll go 4.10 axle ratio. I work from home and my wife cannot work, so it's a "daily driver" but won't be driven daily. To make our dream work, we'll sell our vehicles and this will be our only one. So bottom line, should I get the 4.1 ratio or the 3.73?
blaczero 11/03/20 06:57pm Fifth-Wheels
Used 2020 Chaparral 373MBRB question

Hey all, I found a 2020 Chaparral for sale and am very interested but had some questions. It supposedly was a demo model, used the outdoor kitchen for events but no one ever slept in it. It's got some dents etc, but was mainly used outside. They list it as new on their site but it's used (and they tell you that when you're there in person). Problem is they are saying their bottom price is 52,400, when I see a 2021 model online for 53k new. What should I realistically expect to get the price down to?
blaczero 10/18/20 12:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dualie vs SRW benefits?

Hey everyone, thank you all for the great replies, I have learned a lot. I am looking at a Chaparral 373mrbr which is listed as 15k GVWR so I think dualie (training wheels, hah) will be better. I actually found a new f350 crew cab dualie for 50,700 online so I am pursuing that. Thanks again to everyone so far. That is a very low price for new, is it gas or diesel and what is the trim level? When we were looking used, we knew we wanted Ram, Diesel, Aisin trans, 3.73's and power drivers seat. I am prone to leg cramps if seated in the same position for too long. Power seat allows me to change seat cushion angle. Well had typo be at least a SLT, with power seat option, Big Horn, drivers 6 way, well ended up with a Laramie with drivers 10 way and passenger 6 way seat. I will say that "Base" trim levels are coming out nicely lately. Crew cab, 7.3L gas, XLT with power pedals/seat, 5th wheel prep, dualie, with bench seat, no nav. Almost perfectly what I wanted, only thing I don't like is it's white.
blaczero 10/18/20 12:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dualie vs SRW benefits?

Hey everyone, thank you all for the great replies, I have learned a lot. I am looking at a Chaparral 373mrbr which is listed as 15k GVWR so I think dualie (training wheels, hah) will be better. I actually found a new f350 crew cab dualie for 50,700 online so I am pursuing that. Thanks again to everyone so far.
blaczero 10/17/20 10:45am Fifth-Wheels
Dualie vs SRW benefits?

Hey guys, I have been looking at the F350 for a 5th wheel I will be buying and I am confused about SRW / DRW. According to the towing weight / GCWR, there is only about 500lb difference between SRW/DRW. Why would you go dualie then? I figured SRW with 6.7' bed would be better driving w/o the 5th attached, better to get in and out of parking lots etc... What am I missing?
blaczero 10/16/20 06:11pm Fifth-Wheels
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