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RE: Camp on the Gulf in Destin FL, your Experience?

We stayed at Camp Gulf in September. Fabulous place, make reservations now. Don't waste your time trying to get into Top Sail. :B I wish everyone would stop directing others to Top Sail, I can't get the reservations I want. ;) Actually, Camp Gulf was nice, we got there when the place was only about half occupied. We left when the place was fully sold out. Getting a 43 foot Toyhauler out from the sites near the beach, with cars and trucks parked in the road was really tight. Walking only a few yards to the beach was really nice. That's what you pay for, the convenience to the beach. The location of Camp Gulf is great; close to restaurants, shopping and other attractions.
cwill925 01/04/15 05:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Why you chose the TV you did

I have a retired F-350 SRW that I used to pull a 39 foot toyhauler. It's retired from pulling my RV but it still works on the farm. I was never happy with the stability of the truck in turns, the back end always seemed to soft in the suspension and tires. The braking capacity of the truck was no where near adequate when my trailer brakes failed. That event alone started my search for a new truck. Being in the automotive industry and a hobbyist in aviation, I wanted to find a truck that far exceeded my trailer capacity in gross weight and stopping ability. Applying some of the aviation systems mindset "redundancy", I wanted not only the primary braking system (truck plus trailer brakes), I wanted a truck that had enough weight, stability and braking capacity to stop the rig in the event of trailer brake failure. The Freightliner M2-112 does that. This is only my opinion and my comfort zone. Many have commented that I went too far in my truck choice. I'm not sure I understand what "too far or too much truck" means. In my mind, it's far better to have too much truck than too much trailer.
cwill925 12/23/14 11:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cab insulation

Do not use fatmat it's total garbage. Use dynomat,ballistic soundproofing,or focal BAM soundproofing. What was your experience with Fatmat? I'm considering the product for my Freightshaker. I read the customer comments 96 people give 5 stars and only 3 people gave 1 star. One of those 3 called it "garbage", was that you? :B Seriously, if you have some personal experience with Fatmat, please share. It may help someone avoid a bad purchase. Thanks,
cwill925 12/19/14 11:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Induction Range top ??

I think I would be very carefull putting a paper towel or any paper between the cooktop and pan. Granted there is no heat transfer, BUT the pan still heats up to 300 to 350 degrees to cook that bacon. The paper might not burst into flames, but I bet it sure turns a nice shade of Dark Brown. I think I'll pass on trying it. OBTW we do have a portable cooktop that we use alot and are looking into trading RVs and if we do an Induction Cooktop will be in in. The ignition temperature of paper is between 424 and 475 degrees. Your bacon will crispy before then. :B It's no different than baking a turkey in the oven using a brown paper bag. My mother used to do that and it never ignited. An appliance sales guy told me about the paper trick on an induction cooktop. As with any professional sales gimmick, I too was skeptical. I first tried it (out doors) by boiling water, then by frying some burgers. Worked OK, no fire. But please do be careful.
cwill925 12/19/14 10:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cab insulation

You can add sound control mats if your ride is too loud. http://www.fatmat.com You can google FATMAT and find several sources. Amazon sells Fatmat and other products, available in various sizes and thicknesses.
cwill925 12/18/14 06:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Induction Range top ??

We bought a Fagor portable cooktop from Kohl's a few months ago. Used it a few times with cast iron cookware. Really nice. Heats quickly and maintains a very constant temperature. If you're frying something like bacon that splatters, you can place paper over the cooktop, between the cook surface and the pan. Since there is no heat transfer between the cooktop and pan, the paper does not burn. When you're finished, toss the paper out and the cooktop and countertop are clean. We will probably add a full induction cooktop to our pans when we build a new house. The Fagor portable unit will be used in the RV.
cwill925 12/18/14 05:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Toy Haulers with garage under 10'6" with made up bed.

Not familier with the term "made up bed". What does that mean? Made-up vs. messy? :) The KZ models you mentioned look really neat.
cwill925 12/11/14 04:57pm Toy Haulers
RE: Anchor Down RV Park

Thanks for the heads up about sites being unlevel. We do not like unlevel sites at all. Our Power Gear levelers go nuts on very unlevel sites. I don't think the sites are bad enough to upset Power Gear or Level Up systems. Anchor Down does require jack pads on the concrete, I guess to protect the concrete finish. I usually set my 6-Point Level Up feet on jack pads just to get a larger footprint. Don't let the "unlevel" comments dissuade anyone from making a reservation. It's a really nice place. Just come prepared with jack pads.
cwill925 11/26/14 04:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anchor Down RV Park

We just drove through Anchor Down. Only a hand full of RV's there this time of year, so we were able to see the place with few obstructions. The rolling hills provide very nice views. The sites with the stone fireplaces are awesome. Somebody put some serious money into developing this facility. Sites are all concrete, many with stamped and stained finishes. The roads are all paved. The bath house was really nice with individual bath suites, not a dormitory style row of showers. Each bath suite has a shower, toilet and sink with solid doors and deadbolt locks. The only downside may be as noted by others, the sites are not all level. Some tilt back to front, others side to side, none really extreme, just enough to annoy someone paying a premium price. Considering all I saw, it's a very nice place and will likely try in the future.
cwill925 11/24/14 02:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What did you do to your Toy Hauler today???

First, I added an under cabinet lighting in the kitchen. Got lights from Lowes that are LED with dimmer controls. Second, the wife wanted the bathroom door to open from the opposite side. Original was left hand pull which kind of pushed you down the steps as it opened. I switched the hinge side, now it's a right hand pull which creates a sight barrier between the living room and bedroom.
cwill925 11/09/14 06:38pm Toy Haulers
RE: Lakeside RV resort

We stayed there about 18 months ago. I agree, nice place. Well kept, clean park and nice staff. We stayed on the side near the road, it didn't have cable TV in that area, but no big deal.
cwill925 10/10/14 05:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anybody consider a semi for a tow vehicle?

The price would be my bet. That's what I think of when someone says "Sportchassis trucks". Agreed, but there's gotta be some used ones available somewhere as was my thought when I posted my reply. I bought my Sportchassis used. It was 3 years old and had 32k miles on it. I got it for about half the retail price of a new one.
cwill925 10/08/14 03:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: When to use the slider?

If the distance between the center of your hitch and the back of your cab is less than 1/2 the width of your trailer, you might need a slider.
cwill925 10/08/14 11:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anybody consider a semi for a tow vehicle?

Check out SPORTCHASSIS trucks - and drool!Yes. Like 'Cummings', I cringe every time I hear "Sportschassis" "cringe"? Why?
cwill925 10/08/14 10:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: When to use the slider?

Use the sliding hitch about 10 seconds before this happens. http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu308/cwill925_photo/Dent.jpg height=480 width=640
cwill925 10/08/14 10:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anybody consider a semi for a tow vehicle?

You can get a Freightliner M2-112 that hits the class 7 category. and it has an Allison Automatic transmission. http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu308/cwill925_photo/f51419cd-f89f-4a17-9090-b8124bb15ba6_zpsc11a0860.jpg
cwill925 10/04/14 07:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Do you need a slider hitch with a 61/2 ft bed

The picture below is of my 2002 F-350 Short Bed truck that once pulled a Keystone Fuzion 362, which does have the corner relief for tight turns. I did have a slider hitch and rarely used it. I should have used the slider right before the turn that allowed the trailer to hit the cab. http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu308/cwill925_photo/Dent.jpg
cwill925 10/04/14 09:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Questions for Voltage and Tesla owners

We looked at the same toy-haulers that are on your short list. We were not so impressed with the Voltage units we saw. The quality, fit and finish did not seem up to par with the price tag. Tried to find a Tesla 3970 but nothing anywhere near our home. We did look at another Tesla just to get a impression of the quality. Tesla appeared to be of better quality than the Voltage, just making a quick walk-through. We just purchased a Keystone Raptor 412-TS (one week ago) which has the similar floor plan of the 3970's you're looking at. The Raptor has cable drive slides in the living area. These slides are large and heavy, one contains the double fridge and reclining sofa, the other has the stove/oven, microwave and sectional sofa. The cable drive seems more stable than my previous hydraulic rack and pinion. These slides move smoothly, not rocking and jerking as they move in or out. I didn't provide a direct answer to your question, simply relaying my thoughts and experience.
cwill925 09/23/14 11:23am Toy Haulers
RE: 2015 Raptor 412 TS

very nice after you have your maiden voyage post your thoughts in regards to comparing the fuzion and the raptor We have our first trip planned in a couple of weeks, but already noticed a big difference. The Raptor has EquaFlex TrailAir suspension, wow what a difference. The Fuzion towed as well as any trailer I've ever owned, never had any concerns with it. Pulling the Raptor home, there was a very noticeable difference in the feedback from the trailer to the truck, there was none. My wife asked how it pulled, if it felt heavy? I told her "I can't feel it". It was so much smoother.
cwill925 09/18/14 06:18pm Toy Haulers
RE: 2015 Raptor 412 TS

Love it! Very nice, how roomy is your TV? How many people does it seat? The Freightliner seats 5. Two air ride seats in front and a long bench in the back that lays out to a bed. Plenty of room, but could have more, the center console is huge, taking up floor space.
cwill925 09/18/14 06:02pm Toy Haulers
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