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RE: They Better Not Screw Us Up

I googled this - the guy who authored the original post posted it as a joke - because he wanted to get lots of clicks. Although the article stated that the Air force wasn't too happy about it. I'm sure plenty of bozos will show up for it though considering all the conspiracy theories around it. Now I'm off to do the latest (insert silly thing to do) challenge!
2012Coleman 07/18/19 07:30am Around the Campfire
RE: Was rear ended on the highway

Every auto accident is not necessarily a winning lottery ticket.So true - but many people think it is. Like me, the OP has USAA insurance. He's not going to get screwed by them - stated from experience with their claims process.
2012Coleman 07/18/19 07:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Roof

Prepare for lots of people to chastise you for not checking the roof, or having a qualified person check before buying, or doing a good PDI. It is what it is - if your interested in keeping it, check out Flex Armor. Good luck
2012Coleman 07/17/19 12:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Travel Trailer vs. Motorhome (my situation)

Don't fall into Analysis Paralysis! Someone mentioned renting. Check out RVShare.com. You can rent they types that interest you and do some camping at a local state park. Lots of renters will tow the RV to your camping spot and show you how to set up - so you can camp in a fifth wheel, travel trailer, and most likely drive a Class A or C to your spot.
2012Coleman 07/17/19 12:18pm Beginning RVing
RE: So I bought a new to me travel trailer and.....

X2 on what DutchmanSport said. And welcome to the forum - please excuse the fart dust from some of the long time curmudgeons. If you see yourself keeping this TT for a while, but want peace of mind concerning the roof, look into Flex Armor.. They have many locations - not sure where you are, but I was considering it for my prior TT before deciding to buy a fifth wheel. And the fact that the warranty is transferable is great for resale value.
2012Coleman 07/17/19 04:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Travel Trailer vs. Motorhome (my situation)

To the OP: Why are you considering a bunk house? Are you thinking of using the bunk room as an office? The Grand Design Reflection 312BHTS is 37 feet. If you want to consider a fifth wheel, consider the GD Reflection 337RLS which is only 35 feet long. Are you planning on boondocking, or only using sites where at least electric is available? 2012 Coleman Good questions. I'll answer and I'd like to ask a question or two about Grand Design pricing for anyone to answer. I don't expect to use the bunk house much for guests, but since we will be living in the rig full time I like to have more closet and storage space, plus it gives the outdoor kitchen which I want. To me a bigger space waster is the sofa at the end of the 337RLS fifth wheel you posted. We won't entertain much to need that either. As for boondocking, I want to give it a try in some parks, but we will probably use full hookups mostly, unless we like boondocking a lot. So we might not even need a generator. I just browsed the two Grand Design models on RV Trader and the fifth wheel is about $10,000 more. I like it, but probably not that much. My question is about the pricing. I've read that Grand Design dealers are prohibited from discounting new models. It looks like they can discount unsold new models from last year (2019). How much will the Grand Design dealers usually discount the new year models? Thanks, SteveI can see your point on using the bunk room for extra storage for a full timer - was curious as the huge back window was a selling point for us - but again, we don't full time. As for pricing, I'm not sure where you read that, but my GD 303 RLS was a new model in May 2018 when I bought it, and I negotiated 30% off the MSRP which was a lower price than what they pushed across the table - I also got a second AC in the front bedroom installed at half the price as part of that deal. Dealer Was General RV in Orange Park Fl. My input on the type of RV to get is this: I never owned a motorhome but have traveled and camped in one owned by my in-laws. A pro was the quiet on board generator we used to stop for the night where there was no available power. A con was not being able to back up with a towed vehicle hooked up - but people get over that. We had an issue in a gas station that caused us to have to disconnect it. I have pulled and camped extensively in a travel trailer, and upgraded to the fifth wheel. The towing experience is much better with the fifth wheel, but since you stated that your trips will be short, that may be a non issue for you. Regarding bed space - you should be aware of the payload capacity of the vehicle your towing with. I towed my previous TT with a 2003 Tundra, which was maxed out on payload. The drivers seat felt like a water bed even though there was no squatting when hooked up, and big rigs pushed me around a lot. All the stuff I used to haul in my bed including 42 gallon Thetford portable waste tank, and a big RTIC cooler for my beer, three bikes, grills, chairs, fan, patio mat, wagon, you name it, all fits in my basement storage. I think the GD Reflection your looking at would be a good choice. Note that Grand Design is one of the few, if not the only manufacturer that won't void your warranty for living in it full time. I've also had an issue with my awning after the warranty was over that GD had fixed for me at no charge. On edit - after reading 2manytoyz's post, I'd be tempted to go his route!
2012Coleman 07/16/19 01:11pm Beginning RVing
RE: Travel Trailer vs. Motorhome (my situation)

To the OP: Why are you considering a bunk house? Are you thinking of using the bunk room as an office? The Grand Design Reflection 312BHTS is 37 feet. If you want to consider a fifth wheel, consider the GD Reflection 337RLS which is only 35 feet long. Are you planning on boondocking, or only using sites where at least electric is available?
2012Coleman 07/16/19 04:41am Beginning RVing
RE: This kinda' makes me sad :(

Relax ....it was just Jim Beam. No real loss. LOL - and yes, I concur
2012Coleman 07/15/19 05:28am Around the Campfire
RE: The moon last night

Maybe the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter? The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is a NASA robotic spacecraft currently orbiting the Moon in an eccentric polar mapping orbit. Data collected by LRO has been described as essential for planning NASA's future human and robotic missions to the Moon. Really cool video...
2012Coleman 07/15/19 05:25am Around the Campfire
RE: Fire stick

I personally have been using Amazon Firestick and it has been the best device I have ever used so far. If to know how to use it properly, one can obtain total freedom to watch whatever and whenever you want. I have recently stumbled upon one nice recource with the info one needs for effective use of FireStick - https://www.firesticktricks.com/jailbreak-fire-stick.html . Nice informative portal with actual and constantly updating information.Interesting article - I'm researching the ROKU - what is the difference between these two? Can you get channels like History on the firestick? Also, the article states: Governments and ISPs across the world monitor their users' online activities. If found streaming copyrighted content on your Fire TV Stick, you could get into serious trouble. Currently, your IP is visible to everyone. I strongly recommend you to get a good FireStick VPN and hide your identity so that your movie viewing experience doesn’t take a bad turn. Did you follow the instructions to install the VPN - if so, what does that cost after the free period?
2012Coleman 07/15/19 05:19am Technology Corner
RE: Opinion on Resort Fees ?

My thoughts include - Hhhmmmm, how badly do I want to stay here? If I want to badly enough, I pay the fee, otherwise I look into a state park.
2012Coleman 07/12/19 05:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pulling with a Ram 2500

I pulled my 12K fifth wheel with a 6.4L 2500. Did the job fine, but the RPM's needed to make the power didn't suit me. It will do fine for you.
2012Coleman 07/12/19 05:10am Towing
RE: Picking up new camper

The difference is that your pushing a lot of wind with a high walled TT. Tow ratings are calculated pulling a flat trailer with weight. On the other hand, gas engines make their power at high RPM's but I understand where you are coming from on the constant engine revving. Nice TT by the way - I'm sure that you'll get lots of enjoyment out of it.
2012Coleman 07/12/19 04:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Cleaning black streaks

This will take your black streaks off and leave a nice coat of wax behind https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/98396cd5-8a5c-452f-ad04-7ccf34cef53b_1.d706cabe27b833518468b1ff7066f5ba.jpeg?odnHeight=450&odnWidth=450&odnBg=FFFFFF
2012Coleman 07/12/19 04:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Will I kill my mini-van?

So how many kids ar you going to load up into that mini van? My inlaws pulled a small starcraft TT with a similar van. Went on 5 short range trips and got rid of it. At least, check the door jamb sticker and post the number after this statement: Total weight of cargo and occupants not to exceed xxxx lbs.
2012Coleman 07/10/19 05:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Any tips for installing a cover, without a roof ladder?

I store my cover in a plastic trash can, folded accordion style, so the front of the cover is on top. I put the can in the rear of the RV, grab the top and climb up an 8 ft ladder placed at the rear side corner. I then walk it to the front, and toss it over the front cap. I then unfold it and toss over the side while going to the rear. Yes, you have to coax it over the AC and vent pipe. Then you get down and secure it with the straps. To remove and store the cover, I unsecure the straps, get on top and pull up the sides, folding each side toward the middle two or three times. I then get down, place the can in the rear, and slowly pull the cover off the roof folding into the can, which means I have the front on top when done. Yes, you may have to get on the roof and release it from a snag, but usually it comes right off. Make sure your using pool noodles to cover the down spouts, and the door stopper. Use bubble wrap for other sharp edges. After you do this once, you become an expert! Good luck.
2012Coleman 07/10/19 05:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Looking into a 2017 Grand Design

I recently had an issue with my 303RLS - it was out of warranty, so I contacted the VP of service - yes - he publishes his email address, and received an out of office reply. About 30 minutes later I got a phone call from a customer service rep - they tracked me down via the info in the email. He talked to me for about 30 minutes and answered all my questions, and gave me a reference number to give to the dealer service department in order to cover the cost of the parts and repairs, along with the correct part number to fix the issue, including instructions to the dealer as to how to correctly fix the problem.
2012Coleman 07/10/19 04:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Will my load limit handle this

Door jamb sticker says: Total weight of passengers and cargo not to exceed XXXX lbs. What is the value of xxxx? Or yes - post a picture of it
2012Coleman 07/02/19 11:12am Travel Trailers
RE: looking for guidance for a first timer :)

Can you take some pictures and post them?
2012Coleman 07/02/19 11:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: looking for guidance for a first timer :)

thanks for all the replies :) it is truly appreciated ! my first question would be with the air conditioner:) I have not yet turned it on. Are there any measures that should be taken? or is it simply powered it on and turn it on? How long do these air-conditioners typically work?You OP stated that you don't have utilities. How are you using anything that runs on water or electricity?
2012Coleman 07/02/19 08:56am Fifth-Wheels
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