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RE: How to tow & push BACKWARDS?

It seems to me that if you towed it it - the door would be on the wrong side. And I have stayed in an Airstream AirB&B - it was plenty cool. Don't knock it till you have tried it.
2012Coleman 09/03/20 08:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Granddesign 31MB

One other thing is that Grand Design customer service is noted to be one of the best in the industry for helping out if there is an issue. Perhaps "were noted" should apply. They were noted by us in 2014 to be one of the best for helping out. It seems now days they changed. They were not much help on our 3950BH frame issues and slideout issues. Both them and Lippert used every excuse in the book including more or less telling us to take a hike, too bad, two months out of warranty. Probably why we unloaded it after 14 months of BS from GD and so many issues we lost count and not counting the many issues I repaired myself out of pocket that were clear warranty issues. They sent me a few parts.....big deal. I definetly agree! Since Winnebago has taken them over the customer service is very poor. Had multiple issues with my 2017 GD Reflection 27RL. AC 1 month out of warranty needed replaced, door lock replaced, entire frame covered in surface rust, circuit board on hotwater tank replaced, rear window won't stay latched, bedroom slide cable to motor had to be replaced, toilet fresh water line leaks, oven refuses to light, bathroom door had to be rehung to line up with latch and many other things. Have an appointment in October (soonest) for TWO recalls to be fixed. I cannot and will not reccommend any Grand Design products as there is no help whatsoever after the sale. DaveDon't know where your getting service from, but GD did extensive repairs for me after the warranty was up on mine. When I go into it after sitting in storage for a while, it still smells new - not like the formaldehyde off gassing Coleman I had. I emailed them and got a return phone call. They also sent me a notice on a recall for a possible electrical issue that will be fixed if needed at no cost - so the statement of no help after the sale is fiction. Lots of stories out there to prove that one wrong - not on here though. Your experience was different for some reason - not going to speculate why, but the OP should go on the the GD user forums where they discuss the good and the bad - on here you only get the people with an axe to grind regardless the brand. Statements like they are all junk make you wonder why your even in the hobby at all. OP - feel free to PM me with any specific questions - and if you can't find their forums, I'll shoot you the links.
2012Coleman 08/28/20 05:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Moving a 5th wheel from Florida to New York State

Good luck to you - please post back on the outcome of having it moved.
2012Coleman 08/26/20 09:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Tool kit?

I'm going to do something like theoldwizard1 has. I was gifted a tool set which is OK, but it is in a crappy clamshell plastic box secured by tabs which are falling off, and the tools don't fit snugly in their spots - so when you open it, everything falls out.
2012Coleman 08/26/20 09:08am Beginning RVing
RE: 12 volt frige

Yeah, 12V compressor fridges have been the up and coming thing for about the last 18 months in the RV world. They're ~$400 cheaper, 30% larger internal capacity, faster to cool down, and don't need to be perfectly level compared to the 8 cu foot absorption fridge they're replacing. Plus with solar they'll go forever. You don't even need that much solar, a single 100W panel and 2x T110 batteries ran one at Dometic for 21 days, not sure if it actually died due to too many cloudy days or if they just stopped the test.That will be something I'll be looking for to replace mine. Summer camping in the Florida heat requires a shaded site, a re-circulation fan inside and blue ice blocks rotated from the fridge to the freezer - and ice cream is never frozen.
2012Coleman 08/26/20 08:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Camping with no reservations

I think that your success in always finding sites is based on the fact that you only stay for a few days. Lots of CG's have sites in two - three day slots. I saw it just last week when the popular CG I was in had sites- nice ones at that, open for 2 - 3 days while we were there. The people who pulled in next to me noticed this but were clueless - the lady exclaimed: "I can't understand why it is so hard to get in here - I see lots of open sites!" When I want to go camping, I want to stay longer - even longer if the drive is over 5 hours. That is harder to find, especially when booking includes a weekend. If I was on the road constantly, and needed a place to lay up for a day or two, I would expect to have your experience of not necessarily needing a reservation. But for most - who camp on vacation time, a reservation is needed.
2012Coleman 08/26/20 08:26am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anyone visit Yosemite Upper Pines lately?

No - but I bought the T-Shirt online from their store...
2012Coleman 08/10/20 06:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ram 2500 6.4 Hemi Towing a Fifth Wheel

I towed my current 12K GD 303RLS with a 2017 Ram 2500, 6.4 L Hemi. It did the job, but always at high revs, and drank A LOT of gas. Upgraded to to 2018 RAM 3500 CTD which also serves as my daily driver and am as happy as a pig in mud. Way better towing experience, uses less fuel, and don't have to listen to the engine screaming all the time. I am more relaxed while towing, and not constantly having to be thinking of how far the next gas station is located. If you have the means to go the diesel route as you mentioned, my advice would be to do it.
2012Coleman 08/10/20 06:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Generator/Shore Power Work, Battery Power Doesn't

This is the most awesome thread I've read on here in a while. Please continue to update it!
2012Coleman 07/27/20 07:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Whats fer Breakfast

chop up some cooked turkey bacon and jalapenos/shredded cheese with those scrambled eggs.Yep - we call that a scramlett
2012Coleman 07/24/20 06:07am Around the Campfire
RE: Best Place to Sell Tow Vehicle

I'd put it on Craigslist. Yes, you may get some scam email, but so what? You know the ones to ignore. There is no more scammers on CL that there is FB. You can also try CarGurus.com, or take it to CarMax and have them give you an offer on it. An RV forum that has a for sale section would also be a good bet - I'd post it there just to see what if any interest it sparks. In the end, put it on multiple sites - like going fishing. I fish with multiple rods so there is a better chance of catching something.
2012Coleman 07/24/20 05:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Camper black water tank fluid heats up

How do you know that the "black water tank fluid" is hot? :H
2012Coleman 07/22/20 06:11am Tech Issues
RE: RV awning cleaning

I use Mold Armor on everything that gets moldy - awning, gaskets around cargo doors, propane tank cover. I spray it on and let it sit then rinse - no rolling the awning up, but suppose that doesn't hurt. Walmart, Lowes. https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/3570f1aa-bcd2-4821-b794-86c89801fc2f_1.9fec06cc3b21fa58a2e891075f250f30.jpeg?odnHeight=450&odnWidth=450&odnBg=FFFFFF
2012Coleman 07/22/20 06:08am Beginning RVing
RE: Modern 1/2 ton tow vehicle question

Thank you all, for confirming what I thought. I'll be shopping for a 250 or 350 instead of a 150. Used prices are OK for what I'm looking for, so no worries on this end. Thanks! GregI had a 2500 Ram with the coil spring suspension in the rear - was not a bad ride at all.
2012Coleman 07/20/20 06:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Air conditioning in new 5th Wheel

It may be as simple as looking at you thermostat - is it set to fan, or cool high auto?
2012Coleman 07/20/20 06:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 2500 Short Bed question

I have a 2018 Ram 3500 short bed - use the B&W Companion slider with the puck system. The kingpin does not contact my tailgate when slid back, nor do I get any contact with the bed rails. Yes - the camper will contact the cab when backing into tight places - I have to make a 90 backing into my driveway - ask me how I know... https://i.imgur.com/yfQFd7Cl.jpg height=480 width=640
2012Coleman 07/20/20 05:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel hitch question

You don't state what your truck is, but does your it have the factory installed puck system for a fifth wheel hitch? BTW, that hitch looks like a piece of junk to me. Maybe usable, but a newer one would perform better. And with that front end, you are more than likely to have contact with the cab if you don't have and use a slider - you state you have a short bed. I'd look into a B&W Companion slider - heavy, but no chucking. Yes it is manual, but doesn't come with a lot of the issues with an auto slider - do your research. Or you can look into the Anderson hitch which places the trailer almost a foot back and is very light weight. And people who say that they never used the slider function don't have a tight radius to make when backing. I don't use mine when backing into my storage space - but only because it a straight shot into it, and I only have to maneuver slightly. Good luck
2012Coleman 07/16/20 01:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Travel Trailer Rubber Roof Blew Off

If you plan on keeping this TT, consider This
2012Coleman 07/13/20 06:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Remember the bike box?

Looks great - I have a Giant Talon mountain bike - not sure which model you have - but I'd love to have this setup. Looks like room to add a shelf above.
2012Coleman 07/09/20 07:15am General RVing Issues
RE: People sure are getting petty with their park reviews

Those review sites are a total waste of my time. We go to North Beach Resort a lot - which is on the beach, and people complain about the sand getting in their camper, or the sand in general. Why spend minutes/hours of your life that you won't get back reading that?
2012Coleman 07/09/20 07:06am General RVing Issues
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