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RE: S.E. Pennsylvania to North Myrtle Beach

If you really just want to stay off 95. Take 81 south to 64 east. Avoids beach traffic and Balto.,DC, VA chaos. Puts you back on 95 in Richmond thought about that but can't see going 2-1/4 hours west ( that's what it takes for me to get to 81 ) t.o go south and then East again....... We are located north of Philly about 15 minutes off 95 so staying on the East side is just easier I agree if you are that far from 81,the CBBT route is OK. But their are lots of lights involved and there will be beach traffic
Lantley 07/27/21 08:30am Roads and Routes
RE: S.E. Pennsylvania to North Myrtle Beach

If you really just want to stay off 95. Take 81 south to 64 east. Avoids beach traffic and Balto.,DC, VA chaos. Puts you back on 95 in Richmond
Lantley 07/26/21 01:59pm Roads and Routes
RE: Pay or No Pay?

My thought is that work camping involves work while you camp. Not to be confused with straight work which does not involve camping. Work camping allows you to be in a CG atmosphere and recieve compensation vs. being in a CG atmosphere and not recieve any compensation. If that compensation involves a free site it sure beats paying for that site. Especially if you have more time than money. Giving up your time vs. giving up your money is a favorable transaction for many work campers. Many work campers are willing to sacrifice their time, because it allows them to stay at the CG. They are not interested in a straight job. Work camping is not about the financial or monetary reward. The primary reward/goal is to be at a CG. Being able to be at a CG for reduced or no cost is a even better reward. In short work camping is not about the salary it's about camping. Camping is the primary goal. Being at a CG is the reward if you don't grasp that concept you will never understand the motivation for work camping.
Lantley 07/21/21 08:16am Workamping Forum
RE: Highway speeds - Keep your distance!

While I do get the pint of your post. For the most part our highways are too congested. A deer running out into the road will always pose a problem. When I was a teenager my driving instucter asked the class if we would ever purposely run over a dog. Of course we all said "Never...no way". He then pointed out if the dog came out of nowhere right in front of you hitting the dog maybe the safest thing to do. Likewise, if a deer runs out into the highway ,hitting the deer maybe the safest thing to do, regardless of stopping distances.
Lantley 07/20/21 05:04am General RVing Issues
RE: 6.8 3-valve towing FW

Your trying to compare a 10-15 year old drive train and price to a brand new truck. The brand new truck will cost a lost more, have superrior features vs. the old and perform better. For all of this you will pay the price for a new vehicle. However you should not consider this price a premium as though you are paying a surcharge. Fast forward 15 years from now and those vehicles and technology will be superior to the 2021/2022 models of today. There price will also far exceed the value of a 15 year old 2021 truck. The lateset greatest will always cost significantly more. A 15 year old truck will often be capable of getting the job done but trying to compare it t the latest technology in price and performance is futile.
Lantley 07/20/21 04:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Need Generator Help for New Sabre 36BHQ Owners....

I have a 5'er with an onan 5500 LP it works great and powers both AC's. When its hot out both A/C's are required to cool my rig. If you choose not to go with the Onan but use portables it gets more complicated. What kind of plug does the genset have? Does it have a 50 amp RV plug? How are you going to move the larger heavier models. How are you going to transpoet and store gas. Is the plan to use genset 24/7? Are there others nearby to contend with genset noise? Back in 2012 I factory ordered my unit with a genset however if I were doing it today I would invest in a A/C capable solar set up and skip the large genset. Times have changed.
Lantley 07/19/21 05:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel pin lubricate

Don't knock the spray until you try it. I don't think the spray is better than a lube plate. I also agree the 1/8" plate is the solution. I have a Hensley BD3 hitch with Hollan Binkly jaws.My hitch would not latch using a 1/4" lube plate but works well with the 1/8". If you really need more clearance or don't want to use a lube plate I highly recommend the spray. It is effective, provides adequate lubricity and no where near as messy as grease
Lantley 07/17/21 07:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: One night stays and black/grey tanks

Just in transit I carry fresh water too. Sometimes I will go fully with no hookups even if provided. I just plug in if we need cool air. Makes for easy set-up and fast getaway. This^^^ is my approach as well. If it's just one night. I'm trying to avoid set up. No need to dump or attach anything not toatlly necessary. Depending on the circumstances I might remain hitched as well. Usually I will unhitch to get fuel. When overnighting or passing through,the less set up = less tear down and a quick departure.
Lantley 07/17/21 07:33am Beginning RVing
RE: 40’+ limitations?

Lantley you think you can get up or down Oella ave? Good question. Off the top of my head I think I could make it through if there were no oncoming traffic. However it is the kind of road I would avoid while towing if possible. There is a great CG in Romney,WVA that I have not been back to because I'm not sure I can navigate the roads within the CG.
Lantley 07/17/21 07:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 40’+ limitations?

We had a 40+ foot 5r for 6 years. Anyone who claims it is not an issue at times is in denial. If you exclusivly camp in pack em in paved parking lot commercial places such as KOA etc, the size may or may not be an issue. It definitely is in most if not all state and federal administered campgrounds, even moreso if they're wooded and in the eastern half of the US. I'm not claiming I can fit it every site out there. However I have no problem finding state parks ,county parks and COE parks with sites that fit my rig. I do not camp exclsively camp at Private parks. There are plenty of public parks with sites to accomodate my rig. That's great but if you were to pull into the state park I sit in as I type this you would be SOL. At least for any of the sites that could accomodate anything over 32' or so. All of those sites were booked solid months ago. When we had the monster it took a lot of extra time scoping out places and sites along with having a quick trigger finger for reservations. And at this particular park the host and rangers are parking nazis. Get the tow vehicle off the gravel or in the grass and you get an earful. There may be plenty of parks with sites that will accomodate, but you have to work at finding those large enough sites and they're a miniscule percentage of the total sites in those parks. Prior planning is a totally different issue than size of your rig. Your mixing apples and oranges I agree you can't just roll into a CG, last minute hoping your going to get the last site, rolling the dice is even more futile with a larger rig.
Lantley 07/16/21 09:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel pin lubricate

If you want an alternative to a teflon plate and don't want to use messy old grease try https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81zw2zjx-PL._AC_UL232_SR232,232_.jpg Slip Plate
Lantley 07/16/21 11:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 40’+ limitations?

We had a 40+ foot 5r for 6 years. Anyone who claims it is not an issue at times is in denial. If you exclusivly camp in pack em in paved parking lot commercial places such as KOA etc, the size may or may not be an issue. It definitely is in most if not all state and federal administered campgrounds, even moreso if they're wooded and in the eastern half of the US. I'm not claiming I can fit it every site out there. However I have no problem finding state parks ,county parks and COE parks with sites that fit my rig. I do not camp exclsively camp at Private parks. There are plenty of public parks with sites to accomodate my rig.
Lantley 07/16/21 09:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 40’+ limitations?

Camping style is more important than size. Those of us with 40' rigs are not looking for remote sites or rustic CG's. In geral we have no problem finding sites large enough to accomodate are rigs. Likewise those with Truck Campers are generally not looking to stay at the local KOA or commercial CG.
Lantley 07/15/21 09:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 40’+ limitations?

Much of the answer depends on your abilities and confidence towing a rig of that size. I agree with this. I have a 39' rig. If I can determine that the CG has a few larger sites indicating I can move around on the CG roads than I will often book a 35' site. Often my rear can overhang quite a bit. Booking a site that is technically too small is not foolproof, but many times I have squeezed myself in. I try to scope out CG's if I'm in the area and determine for myself where I can fit.
Lantley 07/15/21 07:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Size Matters???

I have a carry it all mindset. I'm not looking to compromise or make do. With that in mind I want a large RV with lots of space, lots of storage and lots of carrying capacity. A genset or now days A/C capable solar is a must. I want the ability to be totally self contained if necessary. I don't want to fear or struggle with hills or mountains going up or down. I want my entire experience to be relaxing. With all those factors in mind I have a diesel dually truck and a 40' 5th wheel. You're fooling yourself if you think a dually and 40' fifth wheel doesn't involve compromises. You can't get that setup to most of the spots I camp, and the truck stinks off-road and in snow/ice. Obviously you can be comfortable with those compromises because they may not bother you, but they're certainly compromises that would be deal killers for other folks. I see you are in Idaho. Living in Idaho would be my firt compromise! I wish all the people moving here viewed Idaho like that. That's Funny^^^^! I have nothing against Idaho or any other state....Just not where I live.....But I would not mind visiting someday.. I imagine Idaho winter weather would scare me away real fast!
Lantley 07/15/21 08:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Still very tempting to buy my totaled TT back

Glad to hear it is working out for you. I would keep an eye on the wheel bearings, as the one on the right side certainly would have experienced extra stress as the unit tipped over. Also curious if your insurance company let you reinsure the salvage trailer, or if you had to go a different route? My original insurance company remove TT from my policy and told me they can not insure totalled RV. I didn't look from other insurance since it's not required for TT in my state and now I have even less value to insure. My TT does come with 1Y factory roadside service and I confirmed it's still working. The dealer also offer same one year of roadside service. Maybe after that I will think about other options. I think you should consider getting a liabilty policy for your salvaged TT.
Lantley 07/14/21 08:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Size Matters???

I have a carry it all mindset. I'm not looking to compromise or make do. With that in mind I want a large RV with lots of space, lots of storage and lots of carrying capacity. A genset or now days A/C capable solar is a must. I want the ability to be totally self contained if necessary. I don't want to fear or struggle with hills or mountains going up or down. I want my entire experience to be relaxing. With all those factors in mind I have a diesel dually truck and a 40' 5th wheel. If you are going to stick to large commercial campgrounds, that works...it's a compromise but it works. Air/con capable solar system is still not practical. It can be done but it really gets silly very quickly or you are back to compromise in terms of limiting the cooling use. I will agree, if you are going to get a 40ft monster, diesel dully makes a lot of sense as the tow vehicle but again it comes as a compromise. I think we are mis using compromise. Compromise implies sacrifice or not getting what I realy want. When I take my rig out I'm not sacrificing or compromising at all. I don't wish I could go to some remote area or travel down a logging road. I want to go somewhere that can accomodate my 5 slide unit. I have no problem finding those places. No the plces I go are not packed like sardines, although I have been to very tight places I have learned where to go and where not to go. We all learn to pick our destinations and gravitate to places we like. If I chose to remote camp, I would likely have a smaller unit, but again that is not my style or what I want to do. If I wanted a rig that was easier to back up, I would most likely have a smaller unit but again that is not my desire. I don't mind the challeges/requirements of having a larger unit. I don't think the guy in the scamp or TC is sacrificing because they chose a smaller RV. They are merely going with what they like. There is no sacrifice or compromise involved if you have made a decision to do it your way.
Lantley 07/13/21 03:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Should I Throw In the Towel?

"three trailers, three units were major problems. This latest trailer just purchased late last summer is the latest to push me over the edge." Your doing something wrong! Either your doing very poor PDI when you first get your trailers. You 're not keeping up with regular maintenance. You are not being obesrvant enough to catch/discover small issues before they become major problems. Your latest issue is an example. It is common for skylights to leak in all models however the leak does not have to lead to a totally soaked ceiling! RV's are in constant flux. You must be observant and aware at all times as you use your RV. Pay attention to all the liitle squeaks and noises. If it seams weird investigate further. Notice a wet spot, find out why? Hear an odd sound,find out why? It is an on going battle, but you can win. You just need to be diligant aware and observant. As to your current problem unless you have the skills to DIY you are at the mercy of your dealer and manufacturer. Executing the warranty is full of pitfalls I think your statement that it is common for skylights to leak proves his point. Since they have been putting the same crappy leaking skylights in for what 15-20 years, you’d thing they could fix it by now. 100% agree. We buy trucks and other vehicles that depending on their use can take equal or in some cases far more of a beating, spend about the same $ on them, come with far more up to date technology and complication / engineering, and yet they ship with at least a 3 yr 36k mile bumper to bumper warranty (sometimes longer). I think it's really sad that the RV industry is so filled with junk that it is a common answer to hear "that's just normal you have to watch out for it". Imagine if your truck windshield leaked and caused mold at 15 months old with 18k miles on it and the dealer said "did you have it professional checked and resealed???" if not no warranty. I love camping / RV'ing as much as anyone but as consumers we tend to give them far too much leeway and even make excuses to support them using junk materials and rushing their build. I agree with your points. But don't shoot the messenger. RV 's are full of pitfalls. They are all leaks waiting to happen. My point to the OP is that if your going to play the RV game you have to be diligent. You can't let the notorious skylight leak turn into a major disaster! My RV has 2 skylights and 3 exhaust vents. They are all potential souces for leaks. Yes I went up and down my entire RV to ensure the screws holding the PVC roof were all tight after I discovered a couple of triim screws backing out. I snugged and caulked each screw. Should it be tha way?..of course not. Should I have to be always aware and diligent? Yes if I want to have a positive long term RV experience. I took off my rose colored RV lenses years ago. I know the RV warranty. Is generally more trouble than its worth. It's good to have for catastrphic issues but you are better off fixing things yourself vs. hauling it to the dealer and playing the approval wait and see game. The notorious skylights leaks and all the other leaks are all the result of the RV flexing and moving as it goes down the road. As long as it flexes there will be leaks. But if your diligent and observant you can stay ahead of the leaks...before something rots away. By the way RV's are improving in terms of features and amenities however in terms of durabilty an RV is still a hand assembled box bouncing down the road. An RV is not a car it is not built like a car. It does not work like a car. There is no steel or crash zones. Comparing RV construction to automobile construction is futile. Once you thouroughly understand the challenges of driving your expanding home down the road. You will comprehend what it takes to keep that box in working order. An RV is far from a maintenance free turn key contraption. I enjoy the RV game and have eperienced many pitfalls, but I have no illusions or expectations that my box will hold itself together without me proactively keeping it together. You can either be diligent and find that drip or you can be complacid and uaware and the drip will eventually find you! If the drips find you first it's generally too late and the damage is done.
Lantley 07/13/21 03:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Size Matters???

I have a carry it all mindset. I'm not looking to compromise or make do. With that in mind I want a large RV with lots of space, lots of storage and lots of carrying capacity. A genset or now days A/C capable solar is a must. I want the ability to be totally self contained if necessary. I don't want to fear or struggle with hills or mountains going up or down. I want my entire experience to be relaxing. With all those factors in mind I have a diesel dually truck and a 40' 5th wheel. You're fooling yourself if you think a dually and 40' fifth wheel doesn't involve compromises. You can't get that setup to most of the spots I camp, and the truck stinks off-road and in snow/ice. Obviously you can be comfortable with those compromises because they may not bother you, but they're certainly compromises that would be deal killers for other folks. I see you are in Idaho. Living in Idaho would be my firt compromise! My 40' trailers fits in all the places I want to go. I am not in in a remote area, hence there are not a lot of remote CG's. THere is not a lot of boondocking to be done on the east coast. There are however lots of state and private parks in the Delmarva add in PA and there are plety of places to accomadate my 40' rig without compromise. Yes we get snow, and while I agree a SRW does better in the snow I have no problems with my dually. I am in MD not Idaho,Buffalo,Colorado or an area that gets lots of snow. MD has its share of issues but lots of snow is not one of them. The real bottom line is this is an RV tow vehicles forum. This is not the multi purpose truck forum, or an off roading forum or the snow and ice forum. When it comes to towing a large, heavy 5'er a diesel dually pick up is still the go to vehicle. Keep in mind on the east coast there is limited off road camping. If you focus on RV tow vehicles the dually presents very little compromise. If you want to off roading, or exploring underground parking garages or get your food exclusively at drive through windows then you will have lots of compromise in a dually. Having a dually to pull my RV involves very little compromise. It carries the weight, pulls the load up the grade, and slows the load coming down the hill. There are plenty of sites to accomodate my 40' trailer in my area and up and down the east coast including WVA and Ohio. While a dually may involve lots of compromise for your style of camping in Idaho, it presents very little compromise for camping on the east coast.
Lantley 07/11/21 08:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Size Matters???

I have a carry it all mindset. I'm not looking to compromise or make do. With that in mind I want a large RV with lots of space, lots of storage and lots of carrying capacity. A genset or now days A/C capable solar is a must. I want the ability to be totally self contained if necessary. I don't want to fear or struggle with hills or mountains going up or down. I want my entire experience to be relaxing. With all those factors in mind I have a diesel dually truck and a 40' 5th wheel. If you don’t want to struggle on the hills you might want to consider trading that Duramax in on a 7.3.:) I think the 7.3 will be a good motor....for a gasser. My last Duramax 07' went 300K trouble free miles. Can't say that for the Ford's I owned prior. Currently all of of the modern pick up diesel's are very capable.
Lantley 07/11/21 02:39pm Tow Vehicles
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