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RE: Lance roof noise?

We just endured a 1/2 day of rain in our ORV 25RDS. While I didn't find the rain loud I did notice it. One of the things that can make or break the noise is skylights and vents. We have a skylight in the living area and vent in the living/kitchen area. Those two items probably made it a little louder inside than if they weren't there. I could here the rain on the vent/skylight plastic more than on the roof. Also the slide was the noisiest part in the living area.
goducks10 08/22/19 03:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hope you travel alone?!!!!

I've see that low many times when getting my oil changed and kicking tires at the local Ram dealer. Pretty sad. Most that buy have no clue it's that low or even care for that matter.
goducks10 08/16/19 04:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 6.4 Hemi Towing a Fifth Wheel

OT a little but I towed 7300 lbs with an F150 5.4 4sp then moved to a 5.4 6sp. Only difference was on take off. The 6sp accelerated easier. Out on the hwy when climbing grades the 5.4 still needed the same rpms to maintain speed. Guessing it's the same for the 8sp vs 6sp 6.4. BIG difference will be the 1-4 gears. The 6sp is not all that friendly in the low gears. The 8sp should be much smoother. Worth the $$ to trade up? Not for me.
goducks10 08/15/19 12:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Difficulty getting the tow ball to release from hitch

OT a little but I'm using a Blue Ox WDH. The ball sits vertical because the spring bar angle is cast into the head. Very few issues with releasing. I'm thinking that the vertical ball puts less pressure on that flapper thing in the coupler. BTDT with an EQ and an EAZ-Lift. Used to have issue fairly often with tilted head units. Usually just putting the truck in D and easing forward released everything.
goducks10 08/14/19 06:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: How well does the RAM 2500 6.4 Hemi tow?

I have the same truck with 4.10's. I'd do those short trips any day.
goducks10 08/14/19 04:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Another Newbie Question about Brands

There's no way you can guaranty you'll get a well built trailer from any brand regardless of price. Doesn't matter whether they use the best materials or not. The build process is 1970's technology. Same ole' stuff in all of them. One may have an Atwood furnace and the other a Suburban. Both could easily have issues. Etc. You can have two of the exact same models of brand X sitting side by side on the dealers lot and one will be great and the other could have from a few to enough to call it a lemon. Find you floor plan and colors you like and cross your fingers.
goducks10 08/14/19 03:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help a Newbie, question about gas vs. diesel

If you're towing at higher elevations often then I'd go diesel, but with an F350 to cover payload. If you're just going to weekend warrior it with a few (1-3) longer trips then I'd go gas F250. I tow 9500 lbs in Oregon with a gas 2500. I don't have too many issues. I just lock out 6th or 5th and cruise. MPG sucks compared to my previous CTD but I also didn't pay the $9K premium for the diesel option.
goducks10 08/13/19 07:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Largest TT out there

Is 39'4" long enough? https://www.jayco.com/products/travel-trailers/2019-eagle-travel-trailer/338rets/
goducks10 08/12/19 11:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Another tire thread

I don't run ST tires anymore on any of my trailers. I run LTs on all of my trailers except the fifth wheel, it has MTs. How does that help someone that can't fit LT tires under their trailer?
goducks10 08/11/19 08:26am Towing
RE: Grand Design purchase

GD is probably finding out that doing warranty work when past the warranty date is a losing proposition. Back when GD was starting up and trying to make a name for them selves it was great PR. Now with their model lines expanded and quality the same as every other MFG they simply can't afford to give away warranty work for the sake of good PR.
goducks10 08/11/19 08:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing speed

Just got back from a short 450 mile RT. Hwy and interstate. Ran 55-60 in the 55 zones, 65 in the 65 zones and on the interstate ran 65-70. All in Oregon towing a 9500 lb TT with a 2500 gasser Ram.
goducks10 08/09/19 07:07pm Towing
RE: Have I been doing it wrong all these years?

I find TH mode cause the tranny to down shift sooner than needed and hold the gear longer than needed. I turn off TH when cruising for long stretches. I only use it in the mtns.
goducks10 08/03/19 12:51pm Towing
RE: Dish & Wally Receiver

On the signal strength meter . . . I ain't got no signal strength meter. Go to the menu and search through for signal strength.
goducks10 08/01/19 04:04pm Technology Corner
RE: TT Warranty question

I think that since it was worked on under warranty and not fixed that it should be an on going problem. It was documented and supposedly fixed. Call the MFG and let them know about it.
goducks10 08/01/19 03:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cell Phone plan with truly unlimited data - no metering

Spring and T-Mobile may be one company soon (Court has approved the mega merger) (I am not a fan of mega mergers.... Or Sprint/notel) My T-mobile plan is unlimited no overcharges though they only guarantee "High speed for so many gigs (One for hotspot one for the phone itself) I"m over on both as I type I don't think so. There is some sort of convoluted plan where Dish is spun off as a new cell phone provider using their large unused block of spectrum, so there will (in theory) still be 4 providers. That new network will use Sprint's network until they get their own up and running. Someone has noticed that countries with only 3 cell providers have much higher rates than those with 4 providers. Vodafone in Europe=$25.42-$33.16 unlimited 5G pay as you go. https://www.vodafone.co.uk/unlimited-data-plans/ I didn't dig deep into it.
goducks10 08/01/19 08:18am Technology Corner
RE: AT&T/Direct TV is Now Losing Over 8500 Customers Per Day

timmac is losing 8,500,000 brain cells per day. Where the heck is the LIKE button when you need it! Awesome (and accurate) post. Thanks! Yea you would only hope... Did you see that Dish Network is spending 10 Billion on the New 5G Internet and not spending money on the old out dated satellite TV service anymore.. Even Dish Network sees the New future and dumping the past, but thanks for keep sending them money to build that 5G internet.. Streaming is the new better deal... 18 months... Hey did you see that Ford is spending millions on a new elec F150. I guess gas trucks are a thing of the past. Isn't the spin game fun.
goducks10 07/27/19 08:45am Technology Corner
RE: Dish Network has tough road to become mobile carrier

I found that if I tilt my head just right when wearing my tin hat I can get a stronger signal.
goducks10 07/27/19 08:43am Technology Corner
RE: Bicyclist/RV Death

When you step foot in the ocean you become part of the food chain. Kind of the same on a roadway. Like it or not, as aggravating as they can sometimes be, a cyclist has the same legal rights to most roads as we do with our RVs. And I will afford them their rights as soon as I see one of them stop for a stop sign. Case closed. I also have never seen someone in an automobile not obeying traffic laws. But I assure you. If I see someone in a car fails to stop, game on time to run them down. Nice try. If a motorist runs a stop sign and a cop sees it, there's at least a chance that someone will get a ticket. Nothing ever happens to a biker - NOTHING. Never seen or even heard of a cop busting a cyclist. Scofflaws pure and simple. Well BTDT. Back in the day (1972) when I was 19 and riding my bike to work one morning I came to a red light. It was early in the morning and zero traffic. As a young rebellion I thought why do I need to just sit here for no one. So I rode through the red light. A cop pulled up behind me lights flashing. He gave me a ticket for running a red light. He said I was under the same rules as vehicles. So yes people do get tickets on bikes. I will add though that was then and today I highly doubt a cop cares all that much about bicyclists.
goducks10 07/27/19 08:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Rotten Floor in my Outdoors RV

So you didn't use it in the last few years? Did you do any preventative maintenance, like caulking? Did it just sit outside?
goducks10 07/26/19 08:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Grand Design purchase

If GD dealers were allowed to post discounted prices it would make it easier to search for the most discounted price across the nation and then bargain against that with you local dealer. By taking that option away from the consumer it makes it more likely they will overpay (what I call "rip off) You are missing a very important point: If the consumer overpays...that’s the consumer’s fault. How do you know you over paid?
goducks10 07/26/19 07:58pm Fifth-Wheels
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