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RE: Grand Design purchase

The RV industry has certainly trained its customers to not trust thier MSRP. Reminds me of the auto industry years ago. I think it was Saturn that bravely took the approach to offer non-negotiated prices. One is a fool to not do thier homework before buying an RV. I looks like 25-35% discount is considered a reasonable discount. Then the issue is the trade in value and most dealers would use that as their best bargening tool to make a profit. Buyers beware and knowlege is the best tool.......
justme 07/27/19 07:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire pressure

Calling Chineese made tire junk is more political than fact. Many Chineese tire are ISO cetified and many so-call American tires are made in China. So folks please don't confuse facts with politics. Buy American is a good thing however.
justme 06/13/19 08:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is older really better than newer....

As time goes on, engineering and manufactureing processes should improve. However, the quality control has not. Manufacturers spend a lot of time on gliz, glammor and wieght reduction, and not enough time on quality control. RV's are hand built which makes quality control very difficult and time consuming. Therefore when buying a new unit one should pay attention to engineering, manfacturers choice of items and pre-delivery inspection. That will take a lot of home work which most people are not equipt to perform. If one is not familiar or experienced with RV construction, it would be wise to hire a consultant who is and work with them. After all RV are a large investment and one should treat it that way.....
justme 06/10/19 09:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: peak traffic times in cities

I use Google Maps on my Smart Phone; or maps that comes with Windows10. They show traffic congestion for the USA. I check various times and days before my trip. One can determine the best time to travel as well as construction. Also Accidents and traffic cams are shown. If you don't use modern technology, you are at the mercy of the stars :-))
justme 05/06/19 08:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun tires

The only problem with Sailun tires is they are steel belted. In tire TPMS monitors don't work well because the signal is attenuated more than a non-steel belted tire. This could be a problem for trailers, but not a TV. Sailun has proven to be a good tire and is rated well-- Also they are ISO certified. Therefore one can not go wrong with them. They do cost less than GoodYear. That is because Goodyear will pay for blow out damage on a trailer and Sailun will not. Goodyear prices in an insurance policy.
justme 05/06/19 08:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Jayco Pinnacle

I would chose a F450 dually over a F350 dually. The F350 dually is an add-on for a F350 SRW. The F450 is design as a dually-- Frame, springs, brakes and etc. BTY the new F350 SRW will pull that trailer with ease.
justme 05/05/19 10:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lug Nut Torque

I had a wheel off the fifth wheel camper today. It has been a while. I am running 8 lug hubs with E range tires. Went through all the literature and as best as I can figure the torque should be 120 ft lbs. I am kinda skiddish about that being correct. Make take one off today and measure the diameter of the lug bolt and look at some charts. Should I search further or go with the 120? Thanks This is what I use https://www.etrailer.com/question-93673.html It is a mystery why the RV manufacturer does not provide this information in an easy to find manner.
justme 04/19/19 07:06am Fifth-Wheels

Well I don't know about the LM Savana, but I seen a 2015 F250 diesel SRW pulling a Mobile Suites that has a GVW of 20K. I assume that TV had air bags because it was sitting level. I am certain that TV was well beyond Ford's specs and seem to be doing well pulling that trailer. If the F250 and F350 dually have the same frame and same axles with the only difference is more tires on a dually, I don't see problem if the F250 has the tires rated at the load with air bags supporting the extra load.
justme 03/19/19 12:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun Tire Failure

It is ok to bash China for political reasons, but not when they build quility products. Sailun is an ISO approved company that speaks well for thier quaily. In fact China has many ISO approved corporations.
justme 03/04/19 08:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Taxes?

This is not a good venue to get tax advise.
justme 02/08/19 04:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Heartland RV

We installed solar panels five years ago and inspect our roof regularly. No problems to date. The problem is that 1/8" luan is not as secure to mount solar panels as 3/8" ply wood. Yes one can mount them to luan, but if you are traveling 60mph into a 20+ mph head wind you are seeing hurican force winds that could play havac on anything secured to luan. Special precautions would be advised. I wonder if Heartland ever offered or even authorized solar panels on those roofs--. I beleive many folks did add them, but they are dealing with unknown risks. There are aluminum cross members every 4ft that one could ankor those panels to, but I don't think it is practicle unless they use unistrut ankored to those aluminum cross memebers with the panels ankered to the unistrut. Most RVs use 3/8" ply woods with cross members spaced at 16" which would provide a secure roof for mounting things on--- not to mention that any potential water intrusion damage would be significantly lessoned
justme 01/03/19 05:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Heartland RV

Watch out for water intrusion on Big Horn and Landmark roofs. They are TPO/EPDM on laminate with 1/8inch Luan and foam. They are OK to walk on, and That makes them super intolerant to water intrusion as compared to TPO/EPDM on marine grade ply wood. Also, if you plan on solar panels mounted on the roof, there is not much material to mount the panels properly. Any water intrusion will cause bubbling and soft spots of the roof and could be expensive to repair if at all. It is a mystery why Heartland chose to luan instead of Adzel if they were laminating the roofs. The newer unints may not be laminatied but prior to 2016 they were.
justme 01/01/19 07:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Quality

BTY proper engineering and QC does not need to cost more money. In fact poor engineering and QC does cost more money if one cares to consider warranty costs and loss of business. It needs to be good enough. As long as units are flying out the door thanks to a booming economy and ultra low interest rates, junk quality is good enough. x2 Just ask Wallmart. Walmart offers lower prices on mid to low quality. While the new low price/quality stores( https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/the-dollar-store-backlash-has-begun/ar-BBRdPzh?ocid=spartandhp )are now rapidly growing. The RV industry seems to be following this trend.
justme 12/29/18 10:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Quality

The unfortunate truth is that when the economy was poor and interest rates were higher people still prefered to save money by buying junk. Most of the better quality RV manufacturers went tits up. Generally RV buyers choose features over quality. The RV manufacturers that survived offered more features for less money at the expense of quality. Unfortunately, that may be somewhat true. However, poor management, inadequate marketing, limited innovation and limited corporate financial resources are primary reasons for failure. The RV industry is no different in those aspects than other industries. However, the RV industry seems to promote customer loyalty over Quality. They do this with success using the Internet and social media. After visiting many of the RV forums, I am amazed at how the RV manufacturers have effectively promoted the use social media to promote comradery and brand loyalty of its users to minimize expectations of quality and engineering.
justme 12/29/18 08:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Quality

The interesting part is when an RV owner has valid complaints about quality and engineering, many choose to side with the manufacturer and criticize the buyer for the audacity to complain. Either the manufacturers are moles on the various forums or the those who stick up for the manufacturers are less than intelligent. BTY proper engineering and QC does not need to cost more money. In fact poor engineering and QC does cost more money if one cares to consider warranty costs and loss of business.
justme 12/28/18 10:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire life?

My question is I have S637 tires that are 12/15 dated with lots of tread so what’s the usual life span on these tires? Also they list 110psi on the sidewall and I’m running 80psi. Should I air them up to max? In a couple months I’m making the journey from Houston to Orlando and prepping early. My TPMS system alarms when the pressure in my Sailun's go below 95psi. Also, I would never run them with less than 100 PSI. I have 12450lbs on both axels.
justme 10/28/18 01:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bump on 2019 Eagle?

I would not accept a new trailer with flaws. Also, I would not accept people who are on a Jayco forum saying it is ok, when it is not.
justme 10/28/18 01:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Heartland "Bighorn " ?

I wouldn't buy a heartland. We love our Heartland and could easily live full time in it. OP could probably use reasons you'd not buy a Heartland rather than blanket statement, particularly if you haven't owned one. My neighbor has a Landmark that he seems to be always working on things that failed. I have learned a lot about RV helping him out with his troubles. His wife just shakes her head in despair when some one mentions Heartland. :-)
justme 10/22/18 04:26pm Fifth-Wheels
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