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RE: Yet another reason I won't let my dealer touch my trailer

Good to hear. You shouldn't need to touch them ever now.
dodge guy 12/14/19 10:26pm Towing
RE: No Warranty on your RV? Don't buy new?

You say “you bought a very old boat and wish you had a warranty on it”. How old is very old? Most of not all warranty companies will not offer a warranty on older vehicles.
dodge guy 12/12/19 05:51am Beginning RVing
RE: 1993 Safari continental 37' cracked frame, bad shock install

The problem isn’t the travel of the suspension. It’s the leverage those brackets are putting on the frame! If they were properly mounted to the frame with a bracket that attached the bottom of the bracket to the frame then it wouldn’t have that twisting motion. With it being mounted with 2 bolts at the top it’s acting like a pivot and stressing the frame which is what is causing the cracks. If it were mine I would extend the bracket so that it is bolted below it also it would eliminate the stresses on the frame!
dodge guy 12/12/19 05:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1993 Safari continental 37' cracked frame, bad shock install

The pictures look like they have been in that position fo a very long time. And the shocks, hardware don't look new! The cracks in the frame have been like that for a while judging by the rust that is showing.
dodge guy 12/10/19 10:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stay off the ice! 3 Trucks and TT go through ice into lake.

I wouldn't even consider going on the ice this early in the year. Even if the ice was thick enough. There could be thin spots in certain areas.
dodge guy 12/10/19 05:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Reconfiguring the console for ergnomic ease

Good job. My rear cam would be directed to the radio screen when backing/turning, and, like yours, was in the middle console and location and glare made it useless. I bought a 7" LCD monitor screen off eBay and ran the cam feed to it and mounted it left of the steering wheel at dash level. Now it is active all the time and easy to see. Much better. Thanks. The dash is my only complaint about my MH. And they gave me nothing to work with. I've seen other dashboards and they at least look similar to a car dash. My layout just seems like an afterthought.
dodge guy 12/10/19 05:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: The Big Boys have Just Arrived

I'm really interested to see how the 7.3/10speed does.
dodge guy 12/09/19 07:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Making new center console

Thanks everyone. The dog house will still be able to come off. Even with the old setup you had to remove it to access the cover. It’s only going to be about 4 screws 2 on the top and 2 on the dog house. Then just lift it and pull the doghouse out.
dodge guy 12/09/19 07:58am Class A Motorhomes
Making new center console

The OE dash layout is terrible at best! The monitor is too low and the radio is so low it’s almost unusable! And the HVAC controls are far too low. Not to mention the cup holder being on the floor and shallow make them useless. https://i.ibb.co/8sqbWMF/4-CF99343-D635-4-F99-8-A1-B-F20269-FD8848.png width=600 So I have been working on this off and on. Finally got the console cut and assembled last weekend. I was able to fit it up to the MH on Saturday, fit like a glove, i was impressed that my template was that accurate! LOL I had the face cut out to fit today with backers for support, stability and a place to mount the oak front panel to. Tonite I was able to lay out where I think I want everything. The open spot on the left below the monitor I’m leaving open. I’m hoping to get a TPMS system and I will probably mount the monitor there, as well as a USB port for the radio. The little round circle at the middle right will be the existing power outlet. Then from there the generator hour meter, and all my switches, I’m adding 2 more for future use. The large circle at the left side will be my new USB charging outlet with built in voltage display. The open area at the bottom will not be used. I am going to make a console with built in cup holders and hopefully if I have the room a small drawer under that. That will be after I get the console installed back in the motor home. Here are some pics. In the 1st pic you can see how much higher and closer the monitor and radio will be. https://i.ibb.co/6NVys4J/6-A993793-4662-497-D-B1-E2-88-D19-AEB3-D36.jpg width=600 https://i.ibb.co/JcHbrdJ/IMG-2128.jpg width=600 https://i.ibb.co/SXJj1qG/A75-A3-C68-71-BB-4-AFD-B885-07-AC565-F0-D52.jpg width=600 https://i.ibb.co/7nDZjyQ/8-F769143-65-CE-473-D-B730-99-F91-C9-C5206.jpg width=600 I don’t have all the supports installed for the front panel/face yet. The face will be installed with small machine screws with T-nuts in the wood supports. This way I don’t have to worry about stripping out the wood where the screws would go in. The console is a little tall but it doesn’t block my view out of the windshield. It’s no higher than the speedo cluster. From the outside it stands out. But I have a plan for the front of it that you can see from the outside. I’m wrapping the console in matching vinyl if I can find the color. If not I’m going with a dark brown which will be a nice contrast and match the interior. The oak face I’m going to stain to try and match the plastic wood look of the original console. I’m done for now till after Christmas. I’ll update again if I do anything else.
dodge guy 12/08/19 11:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Reconfiguring the console for ergnomic ease

Just came across your post while looking for mine. Here is what I’m in the process of doing. The OE dash layout is terrible at best! Ok. So I have been working on this off and on. Finally got the console cut and assembled last weekend. I was able to fit it up to the MH on Saturday, fit like a glove, i was impressed that my template was that accurate! LOL I had the face cut out to fit today with backers for support, stability and a place to mount the oak front panel to. Tonite I was able to lay out where I think I want everything. The open spot on the left below the monitor I’m leaving open. I’m hoping to get a TPMS system and I will probably mount the monitor there, as well as a USB port for the radio. The little round circle at the middle right will be the existing power outlet. Then from there the generator hour meter, and all my switches, I’m adding 2 more for future use. The large circle at the left side will be my new USB charging outlet with built in voltage display. The open area at the bottom will not be used. I am going to make a console with built in cup holders and hopefully if I have the room a small drawer under that. That will be after I get the console installed back in the motor home. Here are some pics. The first pic shows the very poor layout of the stock console, and the OP thought his was not user friendly! In the 2nd pic you can see how much higher and closer the monitor and radio will be. https://i.ibb.co/8sqbWMF/4-CF99343-D635-4-F99-8-A1-B-F20269-FD8848.png width=600 https://i.ibb.co/6NVys4J/6-A993793-4662-497-D-B1-E2-88-D19-AEB3-D36.jpg width=600 https://i.ibb.co/JcHbrdJ/IMG-2128.jpg width=600 https://i.ibb.co/SXJj1qG/A75-A3-C68-71-BB-4-AFD-B885-07-AC565-F0-D52.jpg width=600 https://i.ibb.co/7nDZjyQ/8-F769143-65-CE-473-D-B730-99-F91-C9-C5206.jpg width=600 I don’t have all the supports installed for the front panel/face yet. The face will be installed with small machine screws with T-nuts in the wood supports. This way I don’t have to worry about stripping out the wood where the screws would go in. The console is a little tall but it doesn’t block my view out of the windshield. It’s no higher than the speedo cluster. From the outside it stands out. But I have a plan for the front of it that you can see from the outside. I’m wrapping the console in matching vinyl if I can find the color. If not I’m going with a dark brown which will be a nice contrast and match the interior. The oak face I’m going to stain to try and match the plastic wood look of the original console.
dodge guy 12/08/19 10:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Worst RV Brand List

I have had to this point 3 forest river products, an 05 and 07 TT both bought new and my 2012 MH I bought this year.The only issue I had with the 07 was the radio. No other issues. The bigger the company the more products youse the more complaints your going to get.
dodge guy 12/08/19 06:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2001 Monaco Knight - bulb number in headlights

Yes, it’s best to pull the bulbs and get the number off them. They are usually 9002-9007 or an H and single digit like H3? Can’t say for sure. But the numbers will be on them. I can tell you I installed LED’s on my wife’s 2013 Explorer and they are unbelievable. We had a rental car a 2019 Volvo with the LED’s and when she got her car back she was spoiled. I will be installing them in my MH this spring.
dodge guy 12/08/19 10:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Yellowstone Questions

What do you want in your hotel room or vacation rental? If you want to be in the park the Lake hotel, the lodge at Old Faithful or the Mammoth Hotel are all amazing. For the best park experience split your time between them. However, you won't get things like television, wifi, multiple dining options, fast food, shopping etc. And you will pay dearly. Outside the park, you won't have the ambiance of being in Yellowstone, but you can get those creature comforts and better pricing. It only takes a few minutes to go from the gateway towns into the park if you get up early. If I was going to vacation by hotel I would stay a couple of days in West Yellowstone, a couple of days in Gardiner, a couple of days in Jackson (Grand Teton Park) and maybe two days in Silvergate/Cooke City (for the animals in the Lamar Valley). That would have me close to new places every couple of days but still in civilization. But I am in to creature comforts and enjoy turning on the TV after a long day and am not really into paying double cost for a bad hamburger at one of the restaurants inside the park. For me, packing and unpacking a suitcase is worth it to not have long, repetitive drives. Well said.;) I agree except on the “only takes a few minutes to go from gateway towns into the park”. Yes, it may be 5 minutes to the gate. At the gate it may take you 5-30 minutes or more to get into the park. After that you still have a 30-45 minute drive to the closest main attraction. I would highly recommend staying in the park. I didn’t think about moving around, but staying at different ends of the park would be a good option.
dodge guy 12/08/19 06:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone Questions

It’s been mentioned a few times. Make sure to spend time in the Tetons! I consider it part of Yellowstone. And for us I consider it just as spectacular if not more!
dodge guy 12/06/19 10:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone Questions

We stayed in the park at fishing bridge. Fishing bridge is centrally located down it’s an easy drive anywhere in the park. If you stay in west Yellowstone or Cody, your looking at a long drive to either end of the park. And if you do it for 3-4 days your seeing all the same stuff going in and coming out. Personally staying in the park in a central area like fishing bridge area is the best choice.
dodge guy 12/06/19 12:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: It is no wonder

I have never seen that prove your not a robot on rv.net. x5 I have run into the "prove you're not a robot" before it will let you post on here. Only a handful of times. Haven't seen it in about 6 months.
dodge guy 12/05/19 08:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gap year, family of 6, TV and TT recommendations

Why do you say no to a 3/4 ton Suburban but yes to a 3/4 ton Excursion? I think he meant 1500 suburban.
dodge guy 12/04/19 05:56pm Towing
RE: Blue Ox Tow Bar

I installed a blue on base plates on my buddy's Focus. No issues and it went smoothly. I think it's possible that with the Ranger being new they rushed he base plates out to get the, on the market. I'll bet given a year he install will go smooth with all the little updates they are going to do fo the install.
dodge guy 12/04/19 05:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: The buy local fallacy

I bought my used MH in northern Indiana 3 hours from home in march of this year. Great deal and honest. I'm still waiting to hear from General RV a half hour away. And Camping World a half hour away said I wouldn't find what I was looking for at he price I was willing to pay. So much for buying locally!
dodge guy 12/04/19 05:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Upgrade V-10 to Turbo?

Maybe you could do to your V10 like I did to my 460 Bounder. Add a stroker crank, RV cam, raise the compression ratio, Banks exhaust & a tuner. Never too much HP................... Richard The only thing I know of that is available are cams........and they cost around $1000! A crank would be custom. Performance Pistons and rods from a 5.4 are a direct fit. No aftermarket heads available, and again head work would be pricey and not worth it for the minimal gains they would give! But it's all about the fun and the challenge. Some of us gearheads never outgrow "more HP & Torque". Don't you waste money on some fun? Richard Oh ya, I am a gear head. Always have been and always will be. I've had several mustangs and a big block 'Cuda with nitrous. But the V-10 is a workhorse and it takes a lot of money to get real HP out of it. Once you get the power now you have to beef up everything behind it. If it's in a MH leave it be so it stays reliable! The only thing I'm going to be doing is to add a Tuner, and that's for the improved shift strategy and to improve the lazy drive by wire system.
dodge guy 12/02/19 05:59am Class A Motorhomes
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