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RE: Sale of Direct TV to Dish TV

Like I have said before million's of customers are leaving sat/cable TV every year, streaming is the new better way. Don't waste your money on a fancy new satellite equipment for your RV cause it soon will be junk.. 18 months sat/cable TV will roll over and die.. :R You HAVE been saying this same 18 months "prediction" for the last THREE or more YEARS.. That IS much more than the supposed "18 months" of your predictions and is a moving target for you to troll with.. I say give your "rant" a rest and butt out.. WRONG :R
timmac 10/29/19 10:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sale of Direct TV to Dish TV

Like I have said before million's of customers are leaving sat/cable TV every year, streaming is the new better way. Don't waste your money on a fancy new satellite equipment for your RV cause it soon will be junk.. 18 months sat/cable TV will roll over and die..
timmac 10/25/19 10:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Motorhome Crashes Into Las Vegas Casino

Here is a update on crash and you can see the damage to the motorhome, also the casino a few hours later had smoke in the main area near the crash, they are not sure what cause the small fire but I bet its due to the motorhome, electric short I bet.. She is going to spend some time in the women's prison here, I wonder if she had insurance on that motorhome.. https://youtu.be/wN_uXzubVXs 2nd video below is of the small fire just hours later. https://youtu.be/BHrpAt06tJM
timmac 10/25/19 10:06pm Class A Motorhomes
Motorhome Crashes Into Las Vegas Casino

Its no accident, the female RV owner was removed from the Cannery Casino yesterday and came back today and rammed her motorhome into the entrance and seriously hurt one employee, she is now under arrest.. https://youtu.be/-3zMYN9rWKE
timmac 10/25/19 06:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oops, Dodge just threw you under the bus...

My 2018 Tacoma has a 1600 lb payload.. My 2010 Tundra had 1500 lbs payload... What are the new Tundra's payload, however the Tacoma's just keep getting bigger as well as the new Tundra's.. I am shocked the new Dodge half tons have a low payload.. Dodge trucks years ago were tuff and reliable but not now...
timmac 10/23/19 08:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Inflatable cooler

It says it's made of pvc. It's not for me. It depends who makes the PVC and how thick it is, China PVC is mostly junk but Zodiac and other high end makers of PVC are very strong and holds air for a very long time.. My Bombard C4 made by Zodiac with PVC material is very strong and holds air for months...
timmac 10/22/19 06:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Inflatable cooler

Sometimes you have to wonder what they were thinking. No way this would last a busy season. Inflatable cooler https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/026/419/437/4153667c71d146545dd083a498ddd411_original.png?ixlib=rb-2.1.0&w=680&fit=max&v=1568079063&auto=format&gif-q=50&lossless=true&s=3f177434a0838d6f30dc7ae62332749c I have a inflatable boat with a 50 hp motor that is made with Zodiac PVC and it will last years, so if its made with a good material it will last a long time. I run my boat right onto the beach and it never gets a leak in the PVC material, 80 percent of rescue boats are inflatable and white water rafting is done with inflatables.. If the coolers are made with the good PVC material than it can do the job and may never leak air..
timmac 10/22/19 06:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winnebago investing heavily in Electric powertrains

https://electrek.co/2019/10/18/winnebago-hungry-electric-rvs/ Ford also has a F-53 all electric chassis, electric autos/trucks/RV's are the future, however battery technology has to catch up before I buy one, I suspect in 10 years half of all new autos/trucks sold will be electric..
timmac 10/22/19 06:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Oops, Dodge just threw you under the bus...

Since I can flat tow a Ram, Chevy and Ford half ton I'm missing the point. I haven't seen any Honda, Nissan or Toyota trucks behind a camper. I flat tow my 2018 Tacoma with a automatic, all you need is a driveline disconnect... :R
timmac 10/22/19 06:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: I think I'm stuck.

Good morning to all. I took my T.T. to have some minor issues fix to the dealer which I bought it from. It has been a month and the dealer is waiting on manufacture to approve the 2 windows that are leaking. I called Friday to find out the status of my T.T. and they asked me if I wanted to have the trailer winterized, I asked the person if they were going to do it at no cost to me, and she said no. I feel if you have my T.T. well into winterizing time they should do it. She said for me to get the trailer winterize it and bring it back. This dealer is NOT around the corner. Please advise, and thank you all in advance Respectfully. And how much has it rained since you have left it with the dealer, that leak could be worse now, go get the trailer and learn to fix the leak yourself and winterize the trailer yourself. Owning a RV you should know your way around a tool box and know how to fix things or its going to be a big hole to throw money into.. Let warranty repair the big important stuff and you deal with the little stuff.. my 2 cents..
timmac 10/20/19 10:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Oops, Dodge just threw you under the bus...

My 2018 Tacoma has a 1600 lb payload..
timmac 10/20/19 10:20pm General RVing Issues
1987 37' Winnebago Elandan for Sale >$45,000< ??

Seller’s Description: CELEBRITY OWNED, DANA PLATO the beautiful & Talented actress that played KIMBERLY DRUMMOND on the very popular 80's "WHATCHOO TALKIN BOUT WILLIS" T.V. show, DIFF'RENT STROKES, spent the last 4 months of her life traveling in, living in and sadly passing away in this motorhome. It has remained unused and in her family's possession since her passing. It was Winnebago's top of the line, biggest and best coach that year at 37 feet long with a tag axle. It is clean and in fair condition, with faded paint, stripes and needing t.l.c. inside and out. It runs and drives well but still has Dana's original tires, hoses and belts on it. You can find autographed pictures of Dana Plato for sale, but this is absolutely the MOST SUBSTANTIAL REMAINING MEMORABILIA she has left !!! TRULY UNIQUE AND 1 OF A KIND !!! (Own the vehicle Dana enjoyed driving, her home, furniture, appliances and fixtures.) Price: $45,000 obo https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/rv-and-trailers/unspecified/unspecified/2234748.html?refer=blog She overdose on drugs and died in RV, who would even pay a thousand dollars for that.. :E
timmac 10/15/19 08:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: The mini splits are coming,

How many BTUs? 9000 BTU's as to the link in the video, I would need 3 for my 33 foot motorhome and a lot of batteries to go solar A/C.. I will stick with my 2 roof tops for now...
timmac 09/28/19 11:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Million-mile battery unveiled by ground-breaking research.

Before one thinks the battery will go for a million miles before charge is not true, it will last for a million miles of recharging.. Game changer..
timmac 09/28/19 11:06pm General RVing Issues
Million-mile battery unveiled by ground-breaking research.

If this is true than ICE autos and such are going instinct faster than ever thought, might want to hold off on that expensive ICE RV or Truck.. Million-mile battery unveiled by ground-breaking research Elon Musk promised—and Jeff Dahn delivered. With the publishing of a ground-breaking paper in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society (JES), Dahn announced to the world that Tesla may soon have a battery that makes their robot taxis and long-haul electric trucks viable. Dahn and his research group are Tesla's battery research partner. Dahn said: "Cells of this type should be able to power an electric vehicle for over one million miles and last at least two decades in grid energy storage." https://m.techxplore.com/news/2019-09-million-mile-battery-unveiled-ground-breaking.html
timmac 09/28/19 11:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer dolly: trailervalet, parkit360, etc

Need a dolly to maneuver TT into new carport I'm building. I want to pull it in frontways, but not have the truck in front of it. Completely flat concrete. Been looking at the above models and others. Trailer is just under 10,000 pounds wet but it would be far below that nearly all the time. Any experience our thoughts? I have a 3500 lb rated electric trailer valet I used on a trailer that weighed about 2900 lbs and it moved the trailer easy and even on a small incline and even on loose gravel and dirt. Its a remote control model and works like a tank.. https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Dolly/Trailer-Valet/TVRVR3-BB225.html?feed=npn&msclkid=682293ba788d1462c385ce34c5b54fbd&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Shop%20-%20Trailer%20Dolly%20-%20RLSA&utm_term=4577335627960506&utm_content=Trailer%20Dolly%20-%20Everything%20Else https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/38f24f0d-27aa-4f3e-b3a0-0ef5f798a082/svn/trailer-valet-rv-accessories-tvrvr3-64_1000.jpg
timmac 09/27/19 07:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thinking about a new Jeep tow vehicle...need your input...

I sold my 2004 Jeep Wrangler and bought a near new Toyota Tacoma 2WD with a automatic, you will need a driveline disconnect, you don't have to settle with a Jeep to flat tow.. Tacoma's weight is the same as a 2 door Wrangler but lighter than the 4 door Wranglers. The truck bed comes in real handy when traveling.. :C
timmac 09/25/19 03:50pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Towing

The OP also never clarified where his stated "tow limit of 3500 lbs" came from? Is that simply the difference between his GVWR and GCWR? If so, he could easily tow more if his MH weighs in at less that the full GVWR, as long as his hitch setup is up to the task, particularly 4-down. Yes the OPer can tow more than his towing limit if he is under the GCWR and if the hitch is rated for 5000 lbs
timmac 09/22/19 08:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing

Ford rated your 17,000lb F53 chassis to tow 8,000lbs. Fleetwood derated your chassis when they installed frame extensions and installed a 3500lb receiver. If you take a look at the installation of the frame extensions, it may scare you. Have those frame extensions beefed up and add a 5000lb receiver and you'll be good to go with that truck. Richard Unfortunately, the recommendation to "beef up the frame extensions" is frankly one really bad piece of advice. As most probably know, the required federal certification sticker as issued by the completed vehicle manufacturer sets the maximum limits allowed for each vehicle. The fact is, if you were over the allowed gross combined weight (as you would be based on your description), having the modifications made as recommended above would actually work against you, if God forbid there were to be an accident. See, a first year law student could present the idea that clearly you knew you had an over capacity/weight issue and you attempted an unapproved modification to try and compensate for the conditions. That would then be turned on you to prove gross negligence on your part. You would also likely see your insurance carrier wash their hands of any liability coverage as a result. Sorry, that is just the way it works. I have testified many times on issues like these as a SME (Subject Matter Expert) and seen it happen. Beefing up the rear frame and adding a 5000 lb hitch on a chassis that is rated for up to 8000 towing is not a bad idea in my book, just make sure you have good toad brakes, safety chains, etc and I don't see a issue, I would only limit the towing to 5000 lbs.. I towed 6800 lbs behind my beefed up motorhome for over 3 years no issues.. When a drunk driver has a accident the insurance company is still on the hook even though the drunk driver knew he was in the wrong..
timmac 09/14/19 09:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing

My question is has anyone pulled a full size pickup with a 35 ft gas motor home I have a 1997 Fleetwood Bounder 34V with a Ford 460 engine and my tow limit is 3500 lbs my truck is 4900 lbs. You can upgrade the hitch and the frame extension to the back of motorhome to safely tow 5000 pounds, my 08 Bounder was modified in back to tow up to 7500 lbs from the factory 5000 lbs or you can get a newer motorhome that tows 5000 lbs. I am also wondering if that older 460 and older trans can handle the extra weight and what about the brakes, I have a 2018 Toyota Tacoma ext cab that weights 4000 lbs, might consider a smaller truck..
timmac 09/12/19 04:18pm Class A Motorhomes
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