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RE: Grand Design owners forum

Yes, 3 years ago we were on the verge of buying a Grand Design, joined their forum, and started drinking the koolaid. Then we spotted the rig in my signature, and comparing features, made it an easy decision. I've come to realize that they all will have problems....mine has had its share and we still think we made the right choice. I still belong to and visit their forum for entertainment. They're also RVers just like me. JK
JKJavelin 12/21/19 12:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Heated Mattress Pad

. The only negative is it heats slower than an electric blanket. This may or may not be true. And if true, may or may not be a issue. I know that in my truck, my camper, or house, it has never been a issue for me. AFAIK, the real difference is you use one over, the other under you. Somebody told me heat goes up. I'm only speaking from my experience. The electric blanket we use in the camper has a 'preheat' button which warms it up within about 10 minutes. The mattress pad takes a lot longer. I don't know if others have a preheat. Both work very well once warmed up.
JKJavelin 12/21/19 11:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Heated Mattress Pad

We have a Sleep Number bed at home, which is air, and Sleep Number makes its own heated mattress pad, which we also have, so heating an air mattress is no problem. The only negative is it heats slower than an electric blanket. I use it a lot. JK
JKJavelin 12/21/19 07:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Campgrounds in Texas, specifically near Austin

We also have a daughter in Austin,the northwestern suburb of Leander actually, and in the spring of 2018 we stayed at La Hacienda which was ok, but the sites were tight and we barely got a site in advance. In the spring of 2019 we stayed at Inks Lake State Park, which will fill up on weekends. Nice park. For next March we got a site on the lake. Austin is crazy busy, traffic backups everywhere. JK
JKJavelin 12/20/19 04:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: ToGo a No-Go

Well, at least I don't feel quite as bad.... I bought the Winegard Connect2 last January and while it works well, the data plan from Winegard is expensive. Then the ToGo came out a few months later, which got me PO'd. They did drop the price for data in mid year and I'm hoping it drops some more. JK
JKJavelin 12/18/19 08:57am Tech Issues
RE: TrailAir Pinbox Observation

Beware that the "arrow" indicator sticker on the shock is evidently added by the installer/improperly by the mfg sometimes incorrectly. When they installed my TrailAir someone misapplied the arrow and it was to high and required to fill the bladder completely to reach the arrow tip. Consequently I marked the shock with no air.-- then half way and finally when the bladder was full ( fully extended shock). I found the trailer travels the best when between 1/2 AND 3/4 extened at the shock. At the point there is minimal chucking and better ride..... Mine rides with 70-80 PSI with a pin weight of 3100lbs. Yes, I inflate mine to the high side of mid stroke and have marked mine with colored tape. When I received my pinbox I saw right away that there was no yellow sticker on the shock absorber and looking closer I could see the arrow was stamped (engraved) into the shock and of course painted black...impossible to see. I called Lippert and asked them for a sticker with the arrow and was told that the sticker wasn't available separately and they would send me the whole shock absorber. Well, I got the new shock 2 days later and guess what? No sticker either!
JKJavelin 12/17/19 06:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Crushes Truck

We sometimes watch these fools on YouTube. Yeah, definitely click bait since you have to wait for their next video to get the rest of the story. They did a video around last January about an RV Park west of Phoenix that sometimes has a fly problem. They went way overboard about it. We stayed there about a month later and it was fine. My neighbor was Snowbirding there and had no problem.
JKJavelin 12/16/19 09:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: TrailAir Pinbox Observation

If it isn’t pulling on the truck what is propelling in forward has it got its own engine? Frank Sorry Frank, I was referring to pushing/pulling during braking.
JKJavelin 12/14/19 04:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer upgrade

Good time of year to get a discount. This IS probably the best time for a good deal. 3 years ago this week we made the deal on our rig. We were new to the game and got 34% off plus almost half off the price of our Demco autoslide hitch with puck adapter without hardly trying. It was a leftover trailer and I probably could've done a little better with some effort. JK
JKJavelin 12/14/19 12:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TrailAir Pinbox Observation

What you are saying tells me you "had" the braking on the RV set too aggressive. That's what I was thinking. Many of us are guessing when adjusting trailer brake force....at least I was. With the TrailAir you can "see" the braking inertia of the trailer. It appears that when the shock absorber remains neutral, it is neither pulling nor pushing on the truck. JK
JKJavelin 12/14/19 10:03am Fifth-Wheels
TrailAir Pinbox Observation

TrailAir owners:Just before a 2300 mile trip this fall I installed a TrailAir pinbox on my Open Range. I settled on 55-60 psi for the bladder and enjoyed watching the trailer float behind me. I noticed that when I accelerated from a stop that I could see the shock absorber compress (and then float) and when I stopped I could see the shock absorber extend fully. Several times over the summer I found that during hard braking that the trailer would sometimes skid. Towards the end of our fall trip I decided to back off the RAM brake controller one notch (from about 6.0 down to 5.5). After doing that I could see a change, that the shock absorber no longer extended during braking. Instead it pretty much stayed at the same point as cruising. I am guessing that this is a sign that the trailer brakes are at the correct level relative to the truck brakes. Opinions? JK
JKJavelin 12/13/19 03:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cleaning top of slideout

https://m.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200585749_200585749?cm_mmc=Google-pla&utm_source=Google_PLA&utm_medium=Snow%20%2B%20Ice%20Removal%20%3E%20Roof%20Rakes&utm_campaign=BIGRIGRAKE&utm_content=31788&&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpcr9x6uu5gIVj8DACh3RuQRTEAQYBSABEgLtaPD_BwE Expensive, but maybe you could remove the head and attach a broom head. JK
JKJavelin 12/11/19 12:41pm Tech Issues
RE: 5er hitch options RAM MegaCab w/6'4" bed - Solitude 310GK

I've got a 2018 RAM with the puck system and use the Demco Hijacker autoslide with the Demco adapter for the RAM. It's heavy, but I like it after 25,000 towing miles between this truck and my previous RAM. I'm really glad I got the autoslide. JK
JKJavelin 12/09/19 07:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Quiet side of the Smokies

Last month we spent a few days at Smoky Bear rv Park just outside Gatlinburg, our first time in the area. On a Tuesday around noon we decided to go into town. We couldn't believe all the traffic congestion. Couldn't wait to get out of there. Never again. JK
JKJavelin 11/30/19 06:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Thomas Payne Furniture - AVOID IT

I'm going to the Open Range rally in Indiana next summer. While there I'm going to visit a couple rv furniture stores like this one. http://lambrightcomfortchairllc.com/
JKJavelin 11/26/19 02:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Built in vs. Stand-alone GPS?

I love the one in my 2018 RAM. It won't fall off the dash, and when your exit is coming up it shows you which lane to be in, plus a display opens up between the gauges when the exit/turn comes up. It goes live to show you backups ahead (lane turns red). The search function has a lot to be desired. Google's way better for that JK
JKJavelin 11/26/19 12:50pm Tech Issues
RE: New RV TV show 11/17/19

I don’t claim to be an English Major. That's ok!! But a TV producer should be. Back on topic, I, too, was expecting more from this show. I've watched all of participants' YouTube channels and they all do a good job.
JKJavelin 11/26/19 12:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: New RV TV show 11/17/19

WHEW! I thought there was something being said about the Morton’s. I have known them since mid 2016, they are a very nice couple. You did it again....The Morton's what? The reoccurring nightmare? Your going the wrong way? Two many questions? To plus too equals fore? Proof readers are extinct.
JKJavelin 11/26/19 09:59am General RVing Issues
RE: New RV TV show 11/17/19

Stu! That was the name I've been trying to remember. He did a great show way back then. Is that the show with the horse that said 'RVeeeeee with Meeeeee!!!'?
JKJavelin 11/23/19 02:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Want to know how to weigh at a CAT scale?

That app is way cool. I just signed up and can't wait til I try it out. No more trying to figure out what they said on that speaker. Thanks for the tip. JK
JKJavelin 11/22/19 04:44pm Beginning RVing
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