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Closed threads re web problems.

I'm still having major problems with this site. I click on a thread and get the error message. I'm just trying to report the problem. I don't understand why threads regarding this problem get closed. I hope someone is able to resolve this issue.
scbwr 10/17/19 06:26am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Error Messages

The problems seems to be getting worse! I switched to using the rv.net portal and still get error messages every time I try to access the class A motor home forum. Something is definitely screwing up the works and needs to be fixed.
scbwr 10/07/19 06:45am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: We're sorry. An error has occurred.

And again....time to say goodbye to this forum!
scbwr 10/03/19 04:40am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: We're sorry. An error has occurred.

I've posted about this before. I've been using the rv.net portal rather than the trailer life portal and it seemed to be better until today. I've now encountered the error page twice. There is some sort of problem with the site, but they don't seem to be able to get to the root of it.
scbwr 10/03/19 04:38am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Short MH's

This article on wheel base ratio may be of interest. https://axleaddict.com/rvs/Why-RV-Wheel-Base-Ratio-Is-Important Hog wash! If you can't figure out why a coach handles poorly, blame it on the wheel base to chassis ratio. I drive what is considered one of those foul handling coaches. 190" wheel base, 33' coach. It drives and handles quite well. Get the chassis and steering right and they'll all drive well. Yes I still do part time work in the alignment business. Richard You may think of it as you wish, I was simply sharing an article indicating that road handling may be affected by wheel base ratio. I'm no expert on the subject nor do I claim the article to be "the final word". But in my online reading, there seems to be more stability issues with gas motor homes with shorter wheel bases. And if you look at it, the larger DP coaches have longer wheel bases and aren't prone to the handling problems of the Ford F53 chassis. That's not to minimize the importance of front end alignment, proper tire inflation, maintenance of steering components, etc.
scbwr 09/30/19 07:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: February Camping From Long Island?

I'd head south, at least as far as Charleston, SC or Savannah, GA or further south to St. Mary's, GA which is near Cumberland Island. If my memory serves me correctly, there is a nice state park near St. Mary's and it's convenient to taking the ferry service to Cumberland Island, which is an interesting place! I realize that these areas are probably in excess of 5 hours, but in February, the weather can be real dicey anywhere north of those locations.
scbwr 09/23/19 06:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Short MH's

This article on wheel base ratio may be of interest. https://axleaddict.com/rvs/Why-RV-Wheel-Base-Ratio-Is-Important As to how the handling may vary between the F53 chassis and the 450 chassis, I don't know.
scbwr 09/22/19 05:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newmar Sold

We've had our Newmar Bay Star for over a year and we are very impressed with the quality and plan to keep it for many years. Winnebago is still one of the better rv manufacturers but they can be inconsistent. We purchased a 2014 2201DS Minnie travel trailer new, and it was a very nice trailer. For the first couple of years, the Minnie line got high praises from purchasers, and then there were reports of some shoddy workmanship. I haven't followed the market, but I think they still make some good trailers, but you have to watch out for some lemons that get through the factory. When looking for a used gas motorhome, Winnebago was on our short list with Newmar and Tiffin. I would still consider a Winnebago, but some of their lower/cheaper motor homes are definitely lower quality. In contrast, our Newmar BS is their entry level motor home but built to a high quality standard. Time will tell what Winnebago does to the Newmar quality standard.
scbwr 09/19/19 05:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: For Standard Gear, What's your ladder of choice?

The specific reason I wanted it was to be able to more easily clean my windshield. I don’t need it to get on top the RV, as I have a ladder in the rear I can use for that purpose. Besides my goal was to have something as compact and easily storable as possible, and I think this latter will accomplish that. It’s not like I’m going to be pulling it in and out all the time… Based on that, check out the GP logistics due to how compact it is for storage, and will work for what you want to do.
scbwr 09/19/19 05:40am Class A Motorhomes
Why was this thread closed?

I started a thread regarding problems with pages loading using the trailerlife.com portal. In my opinion, the thread was fine aside from possibly one comment, the last one before the thread was closed. https://forums.trailerlife.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29967444/page/2.cfm My comment is that why close the thread rather than just blocking the one post? And, I just had the problem occur again when I went to open two threads in a different tab. For each one, I got the error message. The pages opened after hitting the reload button. I'm not against forums being monitored, but question the judgement on this one.
scbwr 09/19/19 05:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Getting very frustrated with this site!

To clarify, my problems today were that I typed responses to two threads, hit the post message command and got the error with server response. On numerous occasions, I've gotten the same result when opening the home page via trailerlife.com, but it usually corrects itself. I'll try using rv.net portal and see what happens. Thanks for the responses!
scbwr 09/13/19 10:32am Class A Motorhomes
Getting very frustrated with this site!

Why does this site continually have server problems???? Twice this morning, I've typed replies and lost them due to server issues. It seems as though this forum is dying a slow death and that is a shame. It used to be a very good forum, but I find myself spending more time elsewhere. IMHO, just another indication of Good Sam Enterprises continuing to decline on so many levels. Is the management concerned at all about their apparent demise?
scbwr 09/13/19 06:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Would this be crazy??

Not a crazy idea....just do your homework. We went from downsizing to a smaller trailer and Tundra, and then decided we need more room in our garage and while traveling. Due to our budget, we stayed with a gas class A but spent a little more to get a Newmar (would have considered others). After purchase, we purchased new tires, replaced one AC (under extended warranty), had the front end aligned and installed a Roadmaster steering stabilizer for the front axle. It handles pretty well on the road and meets our needs. We love the convenience and size. As pointed out above, if you arrive in bad weather, you can put the stabilizers down, extend the slides and then wait for a break before taking care of power cord, water and/or sewer hose. When stopping overnight, you can simply just plug in the power cord, water hose if desired....or just stay "self-contained". We also enjoy having a smaller vehicle for sightseeing, running errands, etc.
scbwr 09/13/19 06:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hard wired surge protector

I wired the Progressive EMS portable version into the power bay by wiring a new cord with female plug into the ATS. The EMS is plugged into that cord, and the main power cord is plugged into the EMS. If the EMS fails, I can plug the main cord into the cord from the ATS....or simply plug in a replacement. The system works for me. I always plug in the power first and check the EMS before doing any other set up i.e. water, sewer, slides, levelers, etc.
scbwr 09/13/19 06:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New to the board and Class A scene

Enjoy your new rig! And, forums are a great place to get help!
scbwr 09/12/19 06:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: For Standard Gear, What's your ladder of choice?

I have the 7' GP Logistics ladder: GP Logistics 7' at Amazon It has the advantage of taking very little room for storage. It's easy to setup/break down. It works well as a ladder for my motor home i.e. I use it occasionally and don't spend a lot of time standing on it. The treads aren't as big a regular ladders, so it is best used with good shoes. It's fine for use when cleaning windows, waxing the exterior, doing small repairs, etc. It's hard to beat if you want to save storage space.
scbwr 09/02/19 06:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where do Americans list their RV's ?

Another vote for rvtrader.com Be sure to post a good set of photos as well as a complete description and details about how unit was stored when not in use, what service records are available, etc. Craig's list can also work but the scammers can be a PITA.
scbwr 08/29/19 06:01am General RVing Issues
RE: update on my 5star tune

"on a 3000 mile trip, gained one mpg, that isn't what I was looking for." So, . . . . the big question. What WERE you looking for? That's HUGE (if it's true) but you're not impressed? Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Chum lee I think the OP was more interested in the improved shifting points that 5 Star Tune provides. If anyone buys a 5 Star Tune for improved gas mileage, they haven't read the reviews available on line. Some do report a little improvement, but the majority of praise is for the improved shifting performance and perhaps a little better acceleration when needed. And, I'm a happy 5 Star Tuner user!
scbwr 08/10/19 08:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: F-53 tires

If you search tire threads, you will see that there are a lot of different brands of tires that folks are very happy with, so you will have to read the reviews, get some quotes and decide on what to buy. Last year, I replaced the original tires on our MH with Toyo M154 tires based upon the positive reviews I've read online and the recommendation of the owner of a trucking company that I know. I found the Toyo tires to be a "best buy" in terms of cost, and so far, they have been great.
scbwr 08/01/19 05:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Glacier National Park

We stayed at the KOA when we were there in 2014. It's a really nice campground and pretty close to the main entrance of Glacier NP. I'd stay there again.
scbwr 07/19/19 05:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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