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RE: Keystone Montana 5er

RV dealers, in general, do not want to work on new units they didn't sell. It's BS, IMHO, but thats the way it is. I hear this a lot but have never had an issue with it personally. I have owned 2 MH's and now a FW, all different manufacturers and all bought a fair distance away from where I lived to get a better deal. Never had an issue getting service at my local dealer - even warranty service. Never been put at the back of the line, never had to wait an unreasonable length of time for an appointment. And I have lived in 2 different areas of the country and it's still not an issue. Research to find a good local dealer and create a relationship with them.
way2roll 08/04/21 08:00am Tech Issues
RE: Can I rent your RV?

As someone who formerly owned an RV rental business - do what you want but RV rentals is not for the meek. RV rentals is a business and as such has specific types of insurance needs. Riders on existing policies may cover you. But aside from RV's being so unique to folks that don't know which incorporates risk, it's a good way to ruin a relationship. RV's aren't like cars, or even houses. I'd probably let close family borrow it, but no to friends who want to rent it.
way2roll 08/03/21 11:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Must I have a toad with a 27' Class C?

Aside from the majority of the comments around convenience, I would add - if your RV breaks down it's sure nice to have the dinghy.
way2roll 08/03/21 10:57am Beginning RVing
RE: Kayak rack!?

folding kayaks Folding kayaks are awesome but start abut $900 for a decent one.
way2roll 08/02/21 04:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Has anyone noticed

Sounds like a lot of justification to judge what other people do with their money without knowing them or the facts.
way2roll 08/02/21 02:30pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Has anyone noticed

Why is everyone so concerned about everyone else's finances and judging people they don't even know? If we are talking about a stray individual, you are probably correct. If we are talking about repeating it on large scale...it impacts can have unexpected consequences that do impact others. Example: We didn't take out one of the "liar loans" on a house we couldn't afford back in the early 2000's...our 401k still took a big hit for a few years when the market blew up. The market blew up because Lenders were pushing no doc and sub prime loans in an effort to create defaults they insured against. It was a set up. Regulation and oversight were cut which allowed lenders to give too much money to people who didn't really qualify at all. They shopped/bought sub prime customers with a propensity to fail because they made more and faster cash by collecting the insurance when they did. it was a win win, and taxpayers picked up the check. Nothing to do with people finding themselves in a position to work remote, switch modes of travel due to Covid, free up cash by moving to cheaper areas or a dozen other reasons to buy an RV. And the RV market is such a small share of the US market share when compared to other comparable purchases, and the defaults a small share of that percentage, will have no noticeable impact on your 401. Actually they probably have a positive impact by spurring the economy with the high demand.
way2roll 08/02/21 12:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Has anyone noticed

Why is everyone so concerned about everyone else's finances and judging people they don't even know?
way2roll 08/02/21 09:23am RV Lifestyle
RE: Has anyone noticed

So basically you’ve just noticed the surge in RV purchases? But in the form of pushers and big trailers? Fwiw there’s more new “other” RVs out there too. This is not new news. 2020 just called and they want their story back. Bad part is a lot of these new RVers are “working from home” folks, whom are putting a strain on the productivity of many jobs. Another issue that is costing companies money by folks taking advantage of a situation or allowance. I know this is a tangent, but on our (1) trip this year, I saw more than a couple working age folks sitting at their picnic tables on their laptops for extended periods during weekdays. Longer than just “checking email” and less than working all day. Based on the performance of the remaining “work at home” slugs in our company, and firms that I work with daily, these folks are milking the company dime. This trend is disturbing and quite frankly makes my job harder, when numerous people who’s performance I rely on as a manager can basically work reduced hours and it’s not enforceable. In the company I work for, we have idk, about 3500 staff of salaried positions. About half of which aren’t field supervision positions (construction). Officially we are now at “50% return to work” capacity. A self imposed limit by our self imposed “pandemic response group”. 50%?? I’ve seen a few of these same people who must “work from home” due to the pandemic, out hopping around on weekends with the masses. One of the “work from Homers” as we call them, I saw at the Sounders soccer game yesterday with his son…. In the office, he limits his time there, you know, because of the 50% rule, but on a Saturday he’s cool with going to an event with 20,000 random people and no mask! But it’s good for the RV industry eh! Not sure if you are disgruntled or this is just nonsensical drivel. I've been working remote for 6 years now and I work more hours and longer than when I did at the office. Not sure how this puts a "strain on the productivity of other jobs". Frankly it's efficient and keeps costs like office space, electricity infrastructure etc, down.
way2roll 08/02/21 06:42am RV Lifestyle
RE: Kayak rack!?

Very few of those stories I would guess. Modern inflatables are pretty rugged and reviews indicate they hold up well in a variety of conditions. They are not without concessions though, most of which is maneuverability and tracking. Far more stable than rigid kayaks though and obviously, very portable. We've had ours over a year now, lakes, creeks, saltwater etc, and not one issue. You will need to get a decent brand - still cheaper than rigid ones.
way2roll 08/01/21 12:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Kayak rack!?

We solved the storage and transport issue with inflatable kayaks.
way2roll 08/01/21 07:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric bikes !!

I’m aware! I don’t travel at night and the signal lights are still visible…somewhat. The bikes are the last thing to get loaded before I leave the city and I drive extremely defensively in traffic, so I am more worried about a ticket than an accident. If I do get one I will have to re-think things. I have thought of relocating the plate. I added a warning to my post for anyone who may consider this option. In oregon your ok for the headlights as long as your driving in the daytime. nighttime would get you into trouble. I looked at this option for my motorcycle on a front rack. Headlights and turn signals would have been ok, but the top of the bike interfered to much with my forward vision so I dropped the idea. My truck also has turn signals visible on the rear view mirrors from the front or back, not sure if that would suffice for turn signal visibility. Aren't headlights required in rain and fog?
way2roll 07/30/21 10:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Tire Tread on a TT

Totally aesthetic to make the RV look rugged. It's marketing. Probably hurts towing MPG and I imagine they wear faster and are more pricey to replace. I guess it is possible they can handle a lower psi on sand but where exactly would people take them that they need that much float?
way2roll 07/29/21 08:27am General RVing Issues
RE: New vehicle - MSRP?

just remember that if you buy a year old model, it will be worth that much less when you go to sell/trade it in. a lot depends on how long you intend to keep it. bumpy The truck in my signature is worth more today than what I paid for it last year - even on a trade.
way2roll 07/28/21 02:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Providing my own WiFi

way2roll, Have you found a stand alone device with an unlimited Data plan? That's what stops me. I am lucky in that my company has a premiere contract with ATT where employees get truly unlimited data at a very reasonable price and devices (phones, hotspots etc) are free. That said, the dedicated hot spot plan still costs me about $80/month but there is no real contract. So I can start it and stop it month to month with no fees. And provided I don't go 90 days, I can use the same SIM. If I do, they overnight a new SIM for free. Great for travelling.
way2roll 07/28/21 06:51am Technology Corner
RE: Providing my own WiFi

As a with a lot of things, the answer is - it depends. If you are planning to use multiple devices, working, streaming tv/movies etc I would definitely opt for a dedicated hot spot with an unlimited data plan. If you are just browsing, checking email etc, I am sure your phone's hot spot will suffice. Why? Everything you say can be handled by the phones just fine...at least it has for us. Well, if you don't know than I doubt I can explain it in a way you will get it. Tons of articles describing the superior capabilities of a hotspot over a phone acting like a hot spot. Speed, reliability, the ability to receive a weaker signal and re-broadcast, ability to add an antenna, multiple devices, security, etc, etc. A phone is a phone that has limited hot spot abilities. A hotspot is a device dedicated to the purpose. I am glad it works for you. Someone with much higher demands - like myself who works remote - prefer a dedicated device. I work remotely, lots of uploads and downloads, conference calls with video, watching TV/movies, how much higher are your demands? We dropped the stand along device because the phones did just as well. About the only thing we lost was the ability to add an antenna but we never had much luck with that. Usually, the signal is good enough that it's not an issue or it's so bad that even with the antenna, it still doesn't get a signal (and yes, we have spent time in remote areas with marginal signal) That's great for you. My experience is vastly different. Maybe I am the only reason stand alone hot spots exist.
way2roll 07/27/21 03:57pm Technology Corner
RE: Transitioning Class A to Super duty truck and Fifth Wheel

From what we saw when we were out shopping with our daughter and son-in-law, I would go with a Grand Design over a Cougar. Seems to be better for and finish on the GD. They wound up going with a Cedar Creek. Ken Very Happy with our Cedar Creek.
way2roll 07/27/21 01:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Providing my own WiFi

As a with a lot of things, the answer is - it depends. If you are planning to use multiple devices, working, streaming tv/movies etc I would definitely opt for a dedicated hot spot with an unlimited data plan. If you are just browsing, checking email etc, I am sure your phone's hot spot will suffice. Why? Everything you say can be handled by the phones just fine...at least it has for us. Well, if you don't know than I doubt I can explain it in a way you will get it. Tons of articles describing the superior capabilities of a hotspot over a phone acting like a hot spot. Speed, reliability, the ability to receive a weaker signal and re-broadcast, ability to add an antenna, multiple devices, security, etc, etc. A phone is a phone that has limited hot spot abilities. A hotspot is a device dedicated to the purpose. I am glad it works for you. Someone with much higher demands - like myself who works remote - prefer a dedicated device.
way2roll 07/27/21 07:46am Technology Corner
RE: Providing my own WiFi

As a with a lot of things, the answer is - it depends. If you are planning to use multiple devices, working, streaming tv/movies etc I would definitely opt for a dedicated hot spot with an unlimited data plan. If you are just browsing, checking email etc, I am sure your phone's hot spot will suffice.
way2roll 07/26/21 01:53pm Technology Corner
RE: Hot Water Heater Funny Issue

And that is why it's not called a hot water heater. ;) Why would anyone need a "hot water heater"? Right.
way2roll 07/22/21 03:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing Capacity

...I guess I will learn soon enough if my decision was the right one and I can always sell the dolly and go 4 down at any time if it turns out to be the wrong decision. That is sort of what I did. Did the tow dolly thing for a while when first got the Motorhome back in 2012. Only took one season (about a year) to learn it wasn't for me. Sold the dolly, traded the vehicle in for one that was flat towable, and went to flat towing. That was about 8 years ago; have flat towed ever since. At least in your case, if you do decide to go to flat towing, you won't have to trade vehicles. You'll already have the right vehicle for it. :) If/when you do decide to go to flat towing, take a long, hard look at the Readybrake Elite tow bar. Can be had for around $1500, has built in braking, no need to spend another $1k on a totally separate braking system that you have to keep putting in and taking out. With a Readybrake setup, you can easily set things up completely for flat towing for half of that $6k that guy quoted you. Even with someone else doing the installation work. So let me ask a question about the Readybrake. One of the reasons for a brake buddy (or whatever brand) is if the Toad becomes detached from the MH the brake buddy will apply the brakes to stop it (in theory). How does that part of the equation work with the Readybrake? Al There is a breakaway kit. It's essentially a cable that applies the towed vehicles brakes if it becomes unhooked. Simple, mechanical and very cheap.
way2roll 07/22/21 03:02pm Class A Motorhomes
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