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RE: RV decision

Seems newer RVs are having more issues than older ones. I bought a 2007 Montana 5th Wheel new and kept it 14 years and it could not have been more trouble free. Not sure that can be said about any newer RV of any type. I like to buy new. But finding a several year old unit in great shape would certainly be worth considering. With motor homes, you have the additional issues of a another drive train to service and maintain. And you would probably want a vehicle that can be towed behind it if yours is not towable. With a travel trailer, you need a vehicle capable of towing whatever size travel trailer you decide to buy. That may mean buying a new tow vehicle. You just need to decide what is right for you.
BB_TX 06/04/23 08:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Camping World or not?

Camping World comes up fairly often there. Horror stories, especially about service, as well as those who were completely happy with their purchase. Just depends on the individual dealership. But I agree. Shop around for the best deal. And check reviews of each dealer. Whether you want to buy new and accept the initial depreciation or look for a good used unit is certainly an individual choice. Buying to keep for years vs buying with the intention of selling/trading in 2-3 years is a significant factor to me. The longer you own, that initial depreciation is spread out over the years and less concern for me.
BB_TX 06/04/23 08:13am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Voltage protector 110V?

Power companies today supply power at 120 vac +/- 5%. So you should see anywhere from 114 vac to 126 vac at your outlets if you are receiving good power. Much below 110 vac is low. 110 vac was an old standard that was raised to 120 vac many years ago.
BB_TX 06/02/23 08:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Wiring diagram - Find my mistakes!

Open this link and scroll down to easy photo posting to see how to show your pictures.
BB_TX 06/02/23 09:15am Tech Issues
RE: F150 5.0 V8 or V6 Twin Turbo

My wife’s 2015 Expedition with the 3.5 EB is nearing 100,000 and never a problem. Regular routine maintenance is all that’s ever been done to it. Power and fuel mileage is very good. No towing though. My 2022 F150 3.5 EB is only at 16,000 miles. Similar power and mileage as the Expedition. Heaviest I have towed is about 3,000 lb of utility trailer, but tows that easily and well.
BB_TX 06/01/23 08:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New to RVing and In Need Of Advice! :)

The first thing to do is visit some well stocked RV dealers and walk thru RVs from small travel trailers to larger trailers and 5ers to get an idea of what you think you can live in. Once you decide on the size of RV then you can start looking for a tow vehicle that can tow your preferred choice. At $20K you are going to be quite limited on what you can find if you choose too heavy of an RV. Then you may need to compromise on your choices and narrow both down until you find a combination that fits your budget.
BB_TX 05/29/23 05:29pm Beginning RVing
RE: Selling my trailer...where to list?

I listed my 5er on Facebook Marketplace and sold it in 2 days for asking price to the first person to inquire. I limited the ad to 50-75 mile radius to make it easy to show potential buyers and make it easy to meet them at their bank to get a bank issued check. Met her at her bank, bank issued a check, I signed over the title, done. Had an additional 20+ seemingly serious inquires before I could mark it sold. You limit the add to a radius? Id like to see how you did that. Lol Well, I would too now. I sold my 5er there 3 yrs ago and was surprised to see an option for limiting the viewing area. But going back and looking now and I no longer see that option. :h
BB_TX 05/28/23 08:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: How do you measure the ambient temperature?

Basic indoor/outdoor thermometer. Be sure to place the outdoor sensor in a location with free air flow and never in direct sun.
BB_TX 05/27/23 11:40am Tech Issues
RE: Is it better to be hooked to short power in storage? or not?

My 5er alway plugged into 20 amp power any time in covered storage to keep battery charged. And to have power if I needed to do any kind of work or cleaning.
BB_TX 05/22/23 08:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Selling my trailer...where to list?

I listed my 5er on Facebook Marketplace and sold it in 2 days for asking price to the first person to inquire. I limited the ad to 50-75 mile radius to make it easy to show potential buyers and make it easy to meet them at their bank to get a bank issued check. Met her at her bank, bank issued a check, I signed over the title, done. Had an additional 20+ seemingly serious inquires before I could mark it sold.
BB_TX 05/21/23 08:07am Travel Trailers
RE: 30 amp camper/50 amp plug and cord

A picture of your cord (both ends) and your RV connector would take all the guesswork out of anyone here trying to help.
BB_TX 05/16/23 05:24pm Tech Issues
RE: No blinkers, brake lights or cruise control

Call a local RV repair service.
BB_TX 05/15/23 08:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Safe route from Mesa Arizona to Rochester NY

In an average year there are 80 tornado deaths. In that same average year there are well over 40,000 auto accident deaths. And yet you don’t seem to be concerned about longer highway miles. You can monitor the weather and stop short of, or drive past, the area where storms are in the immediate forecast. Just go and don’t worry about it.
BB_TX 05/14/23 06:34pm Roads and Routes
RE: Backwards buttons

Can’t think of any possible reason to have a fused wire on the negative post. Typically there is one large wire on the negative post going to your metal frame for all grounding. The positive post will typically have one large wire connected and possibly a couple or more smaller wires often with in-line fuses connected directly or indirectly to that positive post.
BB_TX 05/11/23 08:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: What broke my window?

Is it on a side where a mower could throw a rock or other object at it? Maybe even at an RV park while you were away and they were mowing.
BB_TX 05/11/23 03:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Durango to Angel Fire

If you like scenic old steam trains, ride the one in Durango and then the one in Chama N Mex. Spectacular scenery on both. We typically spend about a month every year in Durango….we’ve ridden the train to Silverton, to Cascade Canyon and even ridden it for the Polar Express (grandchildren) during December when we stay in Durango for Christmas. Might try the one in Chama….thanks! If you ride the Cumbres & Toltec Steam train (Chama/Antonito) I suggest you ride the train between Antonito and Chama and the bus between Chama and Antonito. From Antonito the trail begins in the high dry plateau and gradually climbs up into and thru the mountain passes and alpine valleys giving a dramatic change in environment and climate culminating in Chama. The reverse path ends somewhat less inspiring in the dry less scenic country. You can book the trip either way from either end. Either way it is a great ride.
BB_TX 05/05/23 08:16am Roads and Routes
RE: How critical is it to have a perfectly level trailer?

You don't say what you are towing with, or what you are towing. My question: is the trailer tongue weight too much for your tow vehicle making the tow vehicle rear sag too much. You pictures don't show enough to tell.
BB_TX 05/05/23 08:06am Tech Issues
RE: 12v rv freezer difficult to open,,,suction

You might could just pierce the gasket with a large pin or sharpened paper clip to add a small relief vent hole. Our home upright freezer actually has a pump that starts up and pulls a vacuum for a few seconds every time you close the door. To seal the gasket I suppose. Can’t even open the door for another 20 seconds or so. But never heard of such on an RV freezer.
BB_TX 05/03/23 10:08am Tech Issues
RE: Observations - Local RV Dealer.

I agree the MSRP is a real number based on the cost to manufacture that unit and the profit they would love to realize for that unit. But the MSRP is rarely the final sales price unless there is more demand than supply for that particular unit. Then it becomes what the market will bear which may actually be more than the MSRP. Dealer lots in this area are loaded to the rims with RVs of all types and sizes, even parking them off in grassy areas since the paved lots are full. Haven't priced them lately but I would guess good discounts are available.
BB_TX 04/29/23 08:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Posting New Rig Photo

Are you using this photo uploading site?
BB_TX 04/28/23 12:53pm Forum Posting Help and Support
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