Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Search
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'BB_TX' found 439 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 22  
Prev  |  Next
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: BEWARE Keystone Hideout

As soon as I read "Keystone", I knew it wasn't going be anything but bad. The wife and I just recently spent a week in a really nice state park " Stonewall resort " with full hookups. We were walking the dog around the campground and noted that every RV looked brand new and the place was completely dominated by Keystone and Forrest river units. Sales volume opens the door for more publicity.....good or bad. And there-in lies the truth. If brand A sells ten times more units than brand B, then expect brand A to have ten times more complaints than brand B. Just a matter of numbers. If brands A, B,C,D and E are all producing junk with no quality control. And brand A produces more than brand B. Than Brand A is producing more junk than brand B. But if each brand has 1 in 10 units with a problem, then your chance of buying a problem unit is 1 in 10 no matter the brand or if they produce 1,000 or 100,000. It is still 10%. Simple math.
BB_TX 08/26/20 07:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: BEWARE Keystone Hideout

As soon as I read "Keystone", I knew it wasn't going be anything but bad. The wife and I just recently spent a week in a really nice state park " Stonewall resort " with full hookups. We were walking the dog around the campground and noted that every RV looked brand new and the place was completely dominated by Keystone and Forrest river units. Sales volume opens the door for more publicity.....good or bad. And there-in lies the truth. If brand A sells ten times more units than brand B, then expect brand A to have ten times more complaints than brand B. Just a matter of numbers.
BB_TX 08/26/20 03:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: BEWARE Keystone Hideout

I think the magic word here is KEYSTONE. Been there, got the shirt. Hopefully, there are a couple other RV makers out there that actually care. There are not. The OP could have bought any brand RV and had the same experience. Title of thread should be "Beware of RV Quality." ^^^^^ THIS ^^^^ If you have read this forum for any significant amount of time, you know that it is not limited to Keystone. All the brands get bad reports sooner or later, even the so called high end (and high dollar) brands.
BB_TX 08/26/20 07:50am Travel Trailers
RE: 6 gallon hot water heater only delivers 4 gallons

180 degree water can cause almost instant burns. No way would I have one.
BB_TX 08/25/20 10:13am Tech Issues
RE: 6 gallon hot water heater only delivers 4 gallons

You will not get 6 gallons of hot water. The cold water coming into the water heater cools the existing water that is already hot gradually turning it to warm water. And the recover rate of the water heater is not fast enough to overcome that. And the colder the incoming water is, the faster it will cool that existing hot water giving you even less hot water.
BB_TX 08/25/20 08:50am Tech Issues
RE: Can I use 20 amp service

I, too, have run my 15K A/C on 20 amp when working in the trailer. That is not camping, just working on something or getting ready for travel. And we have camped many times in the mountains on 20 amp service when there was no need for A/C.
BB_TX 08/25/20 08:46am Tech Issues
RE: Colorado Fires

US Forest Service web site and inciweb are two more sources for fire info.
BB_TX 08/24/20 08:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Landing gear issues

My landing gear popped the 30 amp in line fuse 3 times ....... until I realized I had forgotten to loosen the tightening screws on my JT Strongarms. :S
BB_TX 08/23/20 07:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cheater Vent - Air Admittance Valve

............. Now I'm wondering, do I really need an AAV? I don't have one under the sinks in my house and they work ............ You have vent pipes to the roof in the walls of your house behind sinks to prevent the siphoning. That’s different than tank vents.
BB_TX 08/23/20 04:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Tailgate

Are the factory locks that bad? Or are they left open? If the factory tailgate lock is not locked, the tailgate can be lowered about half way and lifted out of the hinge on the curb side. Then slipped out of the street side. Disconnect tailgate cables and less than 10 seconds and it’s gone. If the tailgate is locked then they would have to break the lock. Not a huge problem to determined thief.
BB_TX 08/22/20 02:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rv washer dryer?

Our Splendide combo vented has been great.
BB_TX 08/22/20 01:35pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Tailgate

Yeah, been a common occurrence for years now. You can pop one off in seconds. Many of us have simply put a hose clamp on the hinge pin. I turned the screw in the least accessible direction and also put some epoxy on the screw head. They could still get it off, but would definitely have to work at it. And would probably move on to an easier one.
BB_TX 08/22/20 01:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Toilet Smells Horrific When Flushing

I don’t think your improvised vent system is allowing adequate venting, or is creating a new problem. The water going down the toilet should push air out the vent rather than allow it to come up thru the toilet. Unless you are holding it open too long. And if wind were blowing on your outside vent pipes that would push air back into the black tank and up the toilet.
BB_TX 08/22/20 09:40am General RVing Issues
RE: F150 20 inch wheels vs 18 inch

A 20” tire will generally have a higher load rating than the same brand/style 18” tire apparently due to shorter sidewalls. You can find the weight rating differences on manufacturer’s web site specs charts. Does that even matter on a half ton, though? The 18" tires on my truck are rated for 3640 lbs each, which is way beyond what you'd need for any half ton. Looking at the Ford truck specs those trucks that come with the 20” wheels also have higher payload ratings than those with 18” wheels. Just depends on how much weight you want to carry. Don’t know about the other brands.
BB_TX 08/20/20 05:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 20 inch wheels vs 18 inch

A 20” tire will generally have a higher load rating than the same brand/style 18” tire apparently due to shorter sidewalls. You can find the weight rating differences on manufacturer’s web site specs charts.
BB_TX 08/20/20 11:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bathroom on the road?

Like someone above we once used our 5er bathroom sitting on I-40 near the Texas/New Mexico line after being stopped for over an hour due to a major accident two miles ahead of us. I was glad no one asked if they could. Probably would have said yes, but glad it didn’t come up. Very remote with no exits to get off I-40 and not many bushes around. :B
BB_TX 08/17/20 08:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bathroom on the road?

We always carry some water in the fresh water tank. No problem there. That is what they are for. And we never use the public restrooms even if we pull into a rest area for a restroom break. And we can access the bathroom without extending any slides.
BB_TX 08/16/20 08:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Understanding 50A in my RV

Not unusual on some newer RVs to have 120 vac distribution panels with the main 50 amp breaker in the center position with L1 sub breakers on one side and L2 sub breakers on the other side.
BB_TX 08/16/20 09:51am Tech Issues
RE: Understanding 50A in my RV

Here are two web sites to help understand the 50 amp side of life. And, yes, the RV power is the same as home power except only 50 amp instead of 100 or 200 amp. And the main two pole breaker is linked so that you cannot turn off one breaker without turning off the other at the same time. http://www.myrv.us/electric/ https://www.rvtravel.com/rv-electricity-power-principals-50-amp-shore-power/
BB_TX 08/16/20 09:21am Tech Issues
RE: Ft Worth campground

Thanks, looks like Valentines is not available for 2 consecutive nights(maybe one site Thur and move to another Fri}. There's a Cabelas up the road, does anyone know if they allow overnighting there as it will probably be very late Thursday when we arrive? I would call that store for the best answer. It may vary per store.
BB_TX 08/15/20 05:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 22  
Prev  |  Next


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.