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RE: trailer lift kit

I had the same problem with my 2013 Chevy. I replaced the shackles on my truck and it lowered it plenty to get the truck under the 5th wheel. I purchased the shackles online and had a local Monroe shop install them. When looking at the truck you cannot tell that the rear has been dropped. Here is a link to some at Advanced Auto Parts Rear Shackles Good luck and happy camping! Dave
dpgllg 03/28/20 05:51am Fifth-Wheels
Questions on using a Dutch Oven

I purchased a Lodge Dutch Oven with short stubby legs a while back and never got to use it. I don't even remember how big it is and will have to go to the RV to get it out. I bought this knowing absolutely nothing on how to use it. Last year we started traveling with my brother and another couple (6 of us). We take turns preparing the meals and I thought using the Dutch oven would make for some good meals as well as some entertainment while preparing a meal. My problem is I have been spending this time at home to look up all kinds of stuff and have been overwhelmed trying to learn how to properly use this oven. Can you recommend a website that would start me out slow and allow me to get comfortable cooking this way? I can safely get the oven from the RV and start using it in my backyard. That way once we are able to return to camping I could be a little proficient at using it. I'm open to all types of cooking as we rotate main course, sides and desserts as well as breakfasts. Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 03/27/20 04:08pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Is a tandem axle cargo trailer worth the extra $ over single

One question as I will be looking at used trailers as well is how can I tell what type of axle is on the trailer? If you look at one side and see 1 tire, it’s a single axle. If there are two, it’s a tandem. Sorry, I couldn’t resist. :B By type do you mean weight rating or brand or ? I was looking for Brand Dave
dpgllg 03/26/20 02:55pm Towing
RE: Is a tandem axle cargo trailer worth the extra $ over single

OP Here, Thanks to everyone for your response. I do not know what the weight requirements will be as we are just getting started. Just as when you buy a truck no one has ever complained about having to much truck! I don't want to have to buy another trailer a year down the road. Based on feedback here I'll be looking for a tandem axle trailer in the 12 to 14 foot range. One question as I will be looking at used trailers as well is how can I tell what type of axle is on the trailer? Thanks again Dave
dpgllg 03/26/20 06:38am Towing
Is a tandem axle cargo trailer worth the extra $ over single

Since we can't go out anywhere I have been working on my business plan starting a craft business. We (my wife and I) will need a enclosed cargo trailer to transport the goods to various craft shows. I have been looking at various trailers and have determined that a 12 foot trailer is adequate to meet our needs. We can purchase one with either a single or tandem axle. There is about a $1200 difference in price. The advantages of a tandem axle as I see them are: Has brakes Can handle a flat/blowout better Easier to back up more weight capacity Are there any that I'm missing? I'm strongly leaning to the tandem axle model and just want to make sure the extra cost is worth it. Thanks in advance for your input. Dave
dpgllg 03/20/20 01:16pm Towing
RE: Montana vs. Arctic Fox vs. Grand Design

We have a 2017 Grand Design Reflection 27RL. It was great for the first year and then things really took a turn south. Replaced Dometic AC after 13 months. Yup 1 month out of Dometic Warranty. Replaced entry lock. Entire frame is covered in surface rust almost as if painted with nothing. I'm waiting on a response now from Lippert. Replaced circuit board on hot water tank. Grand Designs response on all but door lock. Contact manufacture of component its not our problem. We don't offer a warranty on rust. The last phone call with Grand Design the gentleman I spoke with basically called me a liar saying I never reported any of these issues. I told him that Grand Design should consider better quality components and he laughed. Grand Design DOES NOT offer the same customer service as before being acquired by Winnebago. It is dramatically worse. We may have got a lemon I don't know but I won't be singing the praises of Grand Design. Dave Grand Design was correct. They don't build any of those components...they just install them. As for the rust....maybe it has something to do with salted roads? There again...not GD's doing. The rust on the frame is not from salted roads as the unit has never been out in any snow / cold. It was stored before Halloween and not taken out till May. The entire frame is covered in surface rust not just a few spots. It is clear that the paint on the frame was not done right. Yes Grand Design does not build the components BUT they choose to use them. If you have a contractor build a house for you and they use inferior materials and then problems start who do you go to for help. The contractor who built it not the individual component makers. Until consumers demand better quality then these types of issues will continue. I know that all manufactures use the same components I chose Grand Design because at the time they stood behind the products. It is what made them stand out from the others. Now that Winnebago owns them not so much. The man I spoke to was rude and condescending. I used to work in customer support and there is a way to say no to someone without being a jerk. Dave
dpgllg 03/05/20 03:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Montana vs. Arctic Fox vs. Grand Design

“The last phone call with Grand Design the gentleman I spoke with basically called me a liar saying I never reported any of these issues.” And then you mailed or emailed the gentleman copies of all your written issue reports, correct? To show the gentleman you weren’t lying? I didn't mail them but I gave him all the dates times and people I talked to. His response was it's not in my system so it didn't happen.
dpgllg 03/03/20 07:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help with propane connection to external cooker

RockyMt wrote "I travel with a 20lb tank for my bbq. I like that I can place it anywhere, and away for my RV." I consider filling the built built in tank a chore so I opt to carry 1-2 20# tanks. I also run a propane campfire so like the mobility. OP Here, How do you secure the tanks? Dave
dpgllg 03/02/20 07:46am General RVing Issues
Help with propane connection to external cooker

I am in the process of purchasing a propane cooker to do seafood boils and maybe frying while we are camping. Propane cooker My 5th wheel does not have a port to connect external propane devices using the on board tanks. My question is should I travel with a 20lb propane tank secured in the bed of my truck or have the onboard propane modified to allow an external connection? As I see it traveling with a tank in truck bed could be dangerous if not secured properly. Having the onboard propane system modified to allow a connection needs to be done by a qualified technician. I maybe a little anal on safety but a mistake here could cost somebody their life. I also don't want to be cooking right beside my 5th wheel so a longer supply line would be in order. For those of you that travel with one of these cookers how do you handle the propane connection? Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 03/01/20 10:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Montana vs. Arctic Fox vs. Grand Design

We have a 2017 Grand Design Reflection 27RL. It was great for the first year and then things really took a turn south. Replaced Dometic AC after 13 months. Yup 1 month out of Dometic Warranty. Replaced entry lock. Entire frame is covered in surface rust almost as if painted with nothing. I'm waiting on a response now from Lippert. Replaced circuit board on hot water tank. Grand Designs response on all but door lock. Contact manufacture of component its not our problem. We don't offer a warranty on rust. The last phone call with Grand Design the gentleman I spoke with basically called me a liar saying I never reported any of these issues. I told him that Grand Design should consider better quality components and he laughed. Grand Design DOES NOT offer the same customer service as before being acquired by Winnebago. It is dramatically worse. We may have got a lemon I don't know but I won't be singing the praises of Grand Design. Dave
dpgllg 03/01/20 07:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacing TT AC

You got a lot of useful information here. My 13 month old Dometic gave out and had to be replaced. I talked to Dometic and they extended the warranty BUT I had to have it repaired at a approved shop. Well I tried finding one and after a long search the two local places one was a 6 month wait and the others reviews were absolutely horrible. I bought a replacement on eBay and my brother friend and I replaced it ourselves. The hardest part is getting the units on and off the roof. I hope the repairs suggested work out for you! Safe and happy travels! Dave
dpgllg 02/28/20 07:37am Tech Issues
RE: Best GPS or trip planner to avoid low bridges

I have the Garmin 660 GPS. It allows you to set up types of vehicles such as car or 5th Wheel or motorhome. You enter the vehicles data such as height, weight and length and it uses this to calculate your route. On word of caution it will change your route when you least expect it. We travel to Myrtle Beach from south west PA down 79 19 to 77 and it wants to change the route to avoid that steep hill on 77 going into North Carolina. I've towed up and down that hill at least a dozen times or more but the GPS tries to make me avoid it. It definitely works for the height. Good luck and safe travels! Dave
dpgllg 02/28/20 07:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Questions on battery setup for enclosed cargo trailer

OP here, Here is a better photo of the trailer. In this one you can see the box on the trailer hitch that the breakaway cable is connected to. Is this where the battery is? If so it can't be very large so keeping the interior lights on for any time is out of the question right? https://i.imgur.com/yA6Evdil.png Dave
dpgllg 02/26/20 12:12pm Towing
Questions on battery setup for enclosed cargo trailer

I am looking at purchasing an enclosed cargo trailer. I have a 5th wheel RV and understand how the battery gets charged and operates when breakaway is pulled but looking at this cargo trailer I don't know where the battery goes or how it would get charged etc. I see that it has a breakaway box and cable but no real provision for the battery. It has interior lights and brakes so a battery has to be in place some where. https://i.imgur.com/iVrjPABl.png I assume I need a battery box and a way to mount it to hitch. Just would like idea of how this will all work. Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 02/26/20 11:48am Towing
RE: Any Return on Investment?

Very helpful. keep all receipts as proof. Good advice. Thanks! I wouldn't have thought of doing that. -Speak You could also take a few pictures before everything is back together to show along with the receipts as real proof. a good photo is worth a 1000 words! Dave
dpgllg 02/26/20 07:09am General RVing Issues
RE: East coast north/south route (PA to FL)

I would avoid I 95 if at all possible. The only warning is depending on when you are traveling the I 81 I 77 merge gets really (like over 5 miles) backed up coming north during the summer on weekends. All the beach traffic returning home. We solved this by traveling during the week and little to no backup. Have a great trip! Dave
dpgllg 02/16/20 07:08am Roads and Routes
RE: Stabilizer Jacks

I am only 60 y/o but have had several strokes and heart issues. When we purchased our 5th wheel I went with the unit that had auto leveling. It really made a difference for me. I know that the electric stabilizers you are referring to are different but pushing a button is easier than cranking any day. The other advantage is my wife can actually level the 5th wheel by herself. I think that once you have them your going to appreciate the convenience. Dave
dpgllg 02/14/20 06:36am Tech Issues
RE: Water Fill up - Flying J?

I just took that route in the beginning of November. It was freezing here in SW PA when we left. We stayed at New Green Acres Campground for the overnight. Long level pull through site with full hookups. Did not need to unhitch 5th wheel. Cost was $35 for the night plus tax. Easy to find from I-95 and quiet. I spoke to the lady that runs the park because we were running behind schedule. She took my credit card info and told me the site number. Very friendly and easy to deal with. It is off exit 53 of I-95. I just checked the weather there and it is 73 degrees today. Well worth the $35 for a quiet peaceful night which you may or may not get in a Flying J or similar. Have a great trip! Dave
dpgllg 02/10/20 11:18am Roads and Routes
RE: Disney world in July

We were just in Disney at the beginning of last November and stayed at Fort Wilderness. It was COLD then. It was the start of the Christmas celebration and the parks were crowded. It will be hot and expect a rain shower daily around 2pm. Doesn't normally last to long. When staying at Fort Wilderness you shouldn't need a car. To get to the Magic Kingdom take a internal Fort Bus to the docks and take the boat over. All other parks take the internal bus to the main bus stop and then take a bus to whatever park your going to. Also the internal buses will take you to the pool, horseback riding, restaurants and other attractions in the Fort. Having to take two busses does add some travel time. When we first looked into going the campground was full. I started looking at other campgrounds and the issue of driving to them was the cost of parking. Daily parking at the Magic Kingdom was around $30. You then take a tram to the transportation center and then a boat to Magic Kingdom. A travel agent on this forum messaged me that he could get us a spot in the Fort and he came through with flying colors. If you need his info PM me and I will forward it along to you. Fort Wilderness is a very nice park and if we ever go back would stay there again. Have a great trip! Dave
dpgllg 02/09/20 09:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: North Point 5th wheels

I am not familiar with the North Point brand but you should go to the Jayco Forum and see what is being said on there. I didn't read the forums so again no opinion but it is a good place to start. You could join and ask whatever questions you might have. Good luck! Dave Jayco Forum
dpgllg 02/05/20 06:31am Fifth-Wheels
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