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RE: We always unhook, even on an overnight stop

While it is good to be prepared fire extinguisher and all. I don't need to unhook for fear I may have to leave in a emergency. I remain hooked so I don't have to do the hook and unhook drill just for an overnight. No emergency involved. Relax don't need to imagine an emergency. An emergency will find you when the time comes.
Lantley 07/16/19 06:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Help!!! Frame broke

"Getting it weighed is probably a moot point now. But I would still get it weighed so I know what's going on. If for some reason the scale says you are overloaded then throw the scale ticket away and move on." Agreed without a weight ticket the how does the OP know if they were overloaded or not? Knowing the weight vs. guessing the weight lets the OP know where they stand!
Lantley 07/16/19 05:10am Travel Trailers
RE: We always unhook, even on an overnight stop

Where do you draw the line? Do I need to choose a CG within 15 minutes of hospital? Should I choose a site close to the entrance? Is my every move /decision based on what if? I think not.. I go camping to relax. I leave the what ifs at home.
Lantley 07/16/19 04:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Help!!! Frame broke

To down the road - how do you figure we were overloaded? We had water in the tanks and a few kitchen supplies in the trailer. We had our clothes and food in the towing vehicle. I'm not suggesting that you were overweight but do you by chance have a CAT scale ticket? It would help make your case if Lippert is claiming you were overweight.
Lantley 07/15/19 09:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: More tires again: Carlisle F and Sailun G

Sailuns retired with honor and you chose a different brand this time around? If it ain't broke don't fix it.
Lantley 07/15/19 08:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Add leveling jacks

Auto leveling is great feature. But I'm not sure I could justify the cost of an aftermarket install. $4000-$5000 grand is a big number? I would really have to look at my trade in value and overall cost to upgrade were. I would have to consider putting that 5K into a newer RV vs. putting it into a leveling system. Although I understand it's hard to start over when you have a rig that you are comfortable with that has all the kinks worked out. I also think I would be more inclined to start over with an aftermarket system vs. retrofitting what I have. I think I would want parts designed to be synced together vs. manipulating my existing system.
Lantley 07/15/19 06:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: thoughts on our 2019 Rubicon

Mechanical old school ignition switches do fail. I have been driving 40+ years and have replaced 2 in my lifetime. Sorry but the idea that the button could fail while valid is no reason not to have keyless start. I have 2 vehicles where there is a key but the car cranks itself. You turn the key to start and the car does its on cranking you do not need to hold the key. It's 2019 keyless start is a great feature. All you need to do is have keys in proximity to the car. Keys can stay in your pocket or purse. Very convenient.
Lantley 07/14/19 07:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: thoughts on our 2019 Rubicon

Never seen a rubicon that was not trail rated. I believe all 2019s are push button and a new trans. My push button start the fob has a key that can be used to start. What color did you get Tom? Hella Yella I don't know if the push button start was an option or not, I don't believe it was. too bad. i like having an actual key. I didn't like it much to start, but it is really functional, just carry the module, and push the button. You can still lock the jeep just like always, ,module has three buttons, lock, unlock, and find me alarm. Plus a door key when / if the battery is dead. ok but what’s Plan B when the fob fails?+ Some of us need to come into the year 2019. Keyless ignition is here to stay. THe push button is just an ignition switch that does not require a key. The fob must sync electrically with the car to allow the car to start. No different than pressing a remote button to unlock the doors. Thieves have been breaking ignition switches with screwdrivers for years. The keyless is using electronics to secure the car vs. a mechanical lock. The electronics are now harder to defeat vs. the screwdriver. Keep up with the advancements or you will be left behind. 3 in a tree was a great way to manually shift a car once upon a time, Cars continue to advance and improve.
Lantley 07/14/19 03:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New style entry steps

y'all can say what you want but . they are the best step I have used in an RV since I started camping close to 30 years ago.... It looks like people that have never used them are the most critical of them??? Tomato - Tomato I am critical of them because I believe they are a bad idea. There are people who own them that don't realize the shortcomings of the steps until they already have them. Some just assume because they are a new idea,they must be good without ever questioning how they operate. I was initially interested in more stable steps. However I was immediately turned off by the debris scoop effect that occurs when you flip the stairs up into the trailer. To me that was an obvious flaw when I first saw them. My next issues is they block the doorway. I keep my RV at home and often just sit things inside the door that need to go in the RV. Having the doorway blocked by the steps looked like a hinderance vs. just opening the door a setting items inside. I could see both of these shortcomings without actually owning the Mor Ryde steps Now what I was not aware of, that actual owners have posted about is the issue of the steps keeping the door from closing when the patio is higher than the driveway. :S. I have also read of those having doorway threshold issues as a result of the Mor Ryde steps attachment points. I have Glow Steps by Torxlift they are just as stable as the Mor Ryde without any of the negatives. For those that a are satisfied with there Mor Ryde steps you may find my comments invalid. For those considering Mor Ryde steps there are other options. Those new fangled steps you see on the new RV's are not necessarily an improvement. Don't take my word for it. Examine them closely. and decide for yourself.
Lantley 07/13/19 08:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: New style entry steps

What amazing to me with the Mor Ryde steps is the idea that bringing a set of exterior steps into the living space is seen as a reasonable idea. If I suggested you bring a set of exterior steps inside your home and store them, I don't think anyone would think that is a good idea. But we seem to lose our rational judgement when it comes to RV's. We also think placing the TV at a 90º angle to the sofa is OK vs. putting the TV directly in front the the sofa like we do in our homes....our RV minds are very feeble at times!!
Lantley 07/13/19 05:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Generator Obsrevations.

I know one thing, if Honda or Yamahuzie came out with a replacement for our onboard Onan Marquis Gold 7000, this Onan would have the fluids drained out of it and become a boat anchor. Onans are like old women, need so much TLC. Most Onan issues I read of involve fuel. Ethanol and stale gas seem to be at the route of lots of issues. My lp Onan has had no issues
Lantley 07/13/19 12:29pm General RVing Issues

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Lantley 07/13/19 09:54am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Gas TV for a year long trip

In your scenario the only advantage the gas truck will have is price. ALL other factors favor diesel. With that in mind you may save a few $$ with the gasser. Some of the savings will be spent on fuel. The rest of your savings will go towards putting up with the deficiencies of towing with a gas engines. You can pay in cash for the diesel or you can pay in patience with the gasser. Don't get me wrong there is a place in the towing world for a gasser, however it is not on a year long cross country trip. There just isn't enough savings to make the gasser worthwhile.
Lantley 07/12/19 09:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cheater adapter to run 50 amp

Typically the pedestal has a 30 amp and 20 amp outlets available. Seldom is there only a 30 amp only outlet, although I have seen a few. The transfer switch allows you to "cheat" or make use of that additional outlet, to power the 2nd A/C. It works very well. Typically they aren't additive. It gets back to how the place is wired, but just because there are outlets doesn't mean you can load them all full at the same time. I understand your point. I also own an RV Safepower switch. I have used it successfully quite a few times. While I understand it's possible that the wiring will not accommodate the switch. I have yet to be on a 30 amp site where my transfer switch has not worked. So far I am batting a 1000 which is good enough for me. Those that have not actually used the transfer switch or experienced the benefits of the switch first hand can draw an conclusions they like. For me so far it's worked 100% of the time. The switch has changed my camping itinerary and allowed me to use state parks again. Places I had avoided, do to only having 30 amp sites are now back on my agenda. Having the ability to run both AC's on a 30 amp site is a game changer.
Lantley 07/12/19 08:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cheater adapter to run 50 amp

If your trying to take advantage of the additional 20 amp outlet I suggest: RV safe power transfer switch. Works with GFI outlets The RVsafepower switch allows me to use both A/C's on 30 amp sites. Their web site is malfunctioning. But from what I can see I wouldn't dream of using one of those. 2 AC's drawing 10-15A each can run on 30A, assuming you can get them started. If a pedestal has only 30A of 120V then nothing can get more power. You can cheat the safety margins, overheat the wires, and risk damaging the entire campground system. There are no techno devices to get around the laws of physics. Typically the pedestal has a 30 amp and 20 amp outlets available. Seldom is there only a 30 amp only outlet, although I have seen a few. The transfer switch allows you to "cheat" or make use of that additional outlet, to power the 2nd A/C. It works very well.
Lantley 07/12/19 05:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Generator Obsrevations.

When it comes to genset noise it's all about the ambient noise around you. At a race track no big deal. At a rally with lots of people around inverter gensets are generally tolerable. Relatively close to civilization where you can still hear the hum of the highway, genset noise is also tolerable. For camping purposes only inverters gensets should be used. If you're a deep in the forest away from civilization, where it is totally silent with no ambient sound any genset noise can be annoying and disturbing. Always consider those around you when running a genset....Don't be that guy! If you must have A/C consider a CG site with electric. One's desire to have A/C does not override another's desire to enjoy peace and quiet. Respect the rules, If there are no posted rules simply respect those within earshot of you.
Lantley 07/11/19 09:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cheater adapter to run 50 amp

If you are just trying to connect to a 30 amp circuit use a simple 50 amp to 30 amp adapter. If your trying to take advantage of the additional 20 amp outlet I suggest: RV safe power transfer switch. Works with GFI outlets The RVsafepower switch allows me to use both A/C's on 30 amp sites.
Lantley 07/11/19 08:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New style entry steps

don't know, i have the exterior kwickee steps but is dusty areas, or tiny gravel/sand, twigs etc it all ends up on my inside steps anyway it is going to be tracked in . regardless unless you take your shoes off outside If you think you have a lot of debris inside you rig now, try bring the entire step into the trailer and flip it'll have even more. Bringing exterior step inside is just a bad idea from the start
Lantley 07/11/19 05:13am General RVing Issues
RE: MORryde step question

Wow and I thought the fact that they dumped debris and water into the rig when retracted was an issue. Not being able to close the door is a serious deal breaker. If you are prepared for it, it's really not an issue. It just takes a little time to learn the limitations of your rig and to analyze the campsite parking pad slope quickly. And to have enough lumber to accommodate any situation. I don't disagree that the challenges of MorRyde steps can be overcome with enough effort. However Glowsteps by Torxlift deliver the same stability without all the challenges. With GSR's there is no sweeping or wiping off. The steps stay on the exterior where they belong. They are very adjustable and can be leveled in many ways. For me the negatives of the Mor Ryde steps outweigh the positives. They create as many problems then they resolve I was never really crazy about the idea of bringing exterior steps inside the RV. Now add in the fact that under the wrong circumstances you cannot close the door!I'll pass on the MorRyde steps there is a better mouse trap available
Lantley 07/11/19 05:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Resort Campgrounds 2-3 hrs outside NYC?

Try Lake George RV Park
Lantley 07/10/19 08:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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