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RE: SRW vs DRW

PADRVR12 WROTE: "If I'd gone right to the dually at the middle trailer, I'd have saved a fair amount of $$ and hassle..but didn't need a dually, so didn't get one". This is a profound statement that most of us only learn the hard way. A little vision can go a long way when you tally up the full cost. It's nice to run the numbers,and ensure everything matches up. But a wise RV'er needs to see the full picture including a peek into the future to find and buy the correct truck.
Lantley 07/13/20 10:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Travel trailer warranties

There is no secret The RV industry is shady and unscrupulous. It will not change unitl gov't enacts more regulation or foreign competition comes along. Unfortunately your finding out the hard way. Sooner or later we all find out!
Lantley 07/12/20 08:01am Travel Trailers
RE: SRW vs DRW

No this is all great. This is why I come to these forums I want to hear real world experiences from those who actually have experience, not necessarily to make my decision for me. We will be going the 5th wheel route in the next few years we have decided. Looking at new trucks right now that might be 2-3 years old with some factory warranty remaining when we buy. The reason I have a dually is for the additional payload and the overall towing performance. I want the stability and braking of a dually. I want to buy my 5'er without limits. I want to tow without limits. This is an RV towing forum where dually is king. Reasons not to go dually: Off Roading,driving in snow, fits in garage, insurance category, commercial registration issue etc.Curb Appeal There are lots of reason to go with a SRW but none of those reasons are towing related.
Lantley 07/12/20 07:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Nissan Titan Cummins 5.0L

I notice lots of Ex Titan diesel owners on this thread. Lots of EX owners speaks for itself
Lantley 07/12/20 06:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pet Peeves long road trip

merging is a lost art. #1 Merging is an art, but you forgot your part. Slow down or speed up to let someone in. It's a merge lane, work together with those trying to merge. There is no stop at the end of the merge lane, they have to get in and you are expected to assist them with that. #2 You don't slow or speed up to allow people to merge with you, but then you get mad that people won't let you merge back in? #3 It happens and is frustrating. Just use your blinker and get over when you can. It does help to speed up some. Again, work with other drivers. Technically, you are in the wrong since you are in the passing lane. I'm with you, I love to drive, but there's no way I could do it for a living, unless it was in the middle of nowhere and no one else is on the road. -Michael Michael brings up good points. If you choose to drive 55 and stay in the right lane you are asking for lots of grief. If possible keep up with traffic. Set 65 as your limit if the overall traffic is moving at 65. Hindering traffic flow at 55 is not safer driving. Allow others to merge when feasible. The idea is to share the road vs.sticking to your own driving style at all cost. I towed a 36' TT with an Excursion once upon a time,I feel your pain. But I think some of your suffering is self inflicted.
Lantley 07/12/20 06:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Forest River RV Cedar Creek Silverback 29RW - feeback

Nothing wrong with Cedar Creek they assemble the same poorly built RV's just like everyone else....LOL. Stick with the F 350 search. Do not get a F 250 to use for towing a 5th wheel
Lantley 07/12/20 06:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: SRW vs DRW

I fold my mirrors in drive thrus or when getting my mail, it saves a lot of stretching. Also when I have to park on a street and in some parking lots. I know that I hate parking next to a dually in most parking lots. Actually, when going shopping I generally take my Ranger because my F150 is so big. I get it a bigger vehicle is harder to park, but my dually fits in 90% of the places your F150 will go. My whole point is there are not many places besides drive thrus that a SRW can go and a DRW cannot. Both SRW and DRW can be a pain to park at times because they are big vehicles. But the bottom line is a DRW has the same access as a SRW.
Lantley 07/12/20 06:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Texas trip cancelled!

Glad to see everyone is taking this virus thing a little more seriously than they were just a couple of weeks ago
Lantley 07/11/20 12:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bending plywood for roof

You do realize "EXTERIOR GRADE" plywood simply means it is another name for BC grade plywood? BC grade is very rough texture on both sides with one side being lightly sanded. Exterior grade plywood glue is not moisture resistant, get it wet or damp and it WILL eventually come apart, to get moisture resistant glue you have to MARINE GRADE and that is not sold in big box stores. Everything I've read has said that exterior grade plywood means it uses waterproof glues, while interior plywood uses merely moisture-resistant glues. That's the main differentiator. Exterior plywood can come in many different face grades (as can interior plywood), though BCX is the most readily available one. Plain BC plywood (as opposed to BCX) is not exterior grade; that's what the X indicates. Marine plywood is a higher grade for sure, and costs correspondingly more. Drew I agree with you it's all about the resin or glue. BC refers to the grade of the sides BC is basically one good side one rougher side. Sheathing grade plywood is often CDX. This is two sides that are relatively rough generally used where a smooth side is not required like a roof. Most construction grade plywood is pine or a softer wood however Fir and other woods are used for construction when more strength is desired. Luan is general made with interior use in mind. The glue between the plies is interior grade. If the plywood gets wet the glues will dissolve and the plies will separate. This is classic delamination. On the other hand Luan is desirable because it is a hardwood which gives it added strength. Luan is also very smooth. More importantly it is cheap which is why the RV industry uses it. Cheap is the magic word in the slap together RV world. If it stays dry Luan works well. If it gets wet it delaminates easily however roof leaks generally come later after the warranty has expired. There are products like advantech that is made with high grade exterior resin that hold up much better to moisture. Pick your poison and your price point.
Lantley 07/11/20 12:21pm Tech Issues
RE: SRW vs DRW

Not really subjective. Wouldn’t have a DRW unless absolutely needed. Too difficult to park, drive off-road etc. Typical comment from someone who doesn't drive DRW daily. Tell me why a comparable DRW is harder to park than a SRW? Payload , stability and better braking are why you chose DRW over SRW seems to me that DRW trucks sort of stick out wider than SRW ones?????? bumpy The rear wheels are no wider than the mirrors on a SRW truck. Besides a few drive throughs I have no issues taking my dually anywhere a SRW can go. I don't off road in my Dually. IIRC those mirrors will fold back if bumped. bumpy I have yet to fold back my mirrors before backing up. I don't think you fold them back first in a SRW truck either? Do SRW drivers regularly park in spots that are so narrow they require folded mirrors?
Lantley 07/11/20 11:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric Bikes???

Barney I'm right there with you. THis thread caused me to spend a few $$$ as well. I bought to Pedego bikes from my local dealer 2 weeks ago. I was certainly influenced and motivated by this thread as well!
Lantley 07/11/20 09:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Bending plywood for roof

I have never seen exterior grade luan.I'm not saying it doesn't exist. But what I have seen in the big box stores is interior grade.
Lantley 07/11/20 09:04am Tech Issues
RE: SRW vs DRW

Not really subjective. Wouldn’t have a DRW unless absolutely needed. Too difficult to park, drive off-road etc. Typical comment from someone who doesn't drive DRW daily. Tell me why a comparable DRW is harder to park than a SRW? Payload , stability and better braking are why you chose DRW over SRW seems to me that DRW trucks sort of stick out wider than SRW ones?????? bumpy The rear wheels are no wider than the mirrors on a SRW truck. Besides a few drive throughs I have no issues taking my dually anywhere a SRW can go. I don't off road in my Dually.
Lantley 07/11/20 08:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW

Not really subjective. Wouldn’t have a DRW unless absolutely needed. Too difficult to park, drive off-road etc. Typical comment from someone who doesn't drive DRW daily. Tell me why a comparable DRW is harder to park than a SRW? Payload , stability and better braking are why you chose DRW over SRW
Lantley 07/10/20 07:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Walmart overnight and running the generator

As long as it is an inverter style genset and not a loud contractor style you are OK. I will add you also want to be far enough away from other campers that you don't overwhelm them with exhaust fumes or noise. Courtesy Applies.
Lantley 07/09/20 10:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2020 F250XL 6.2 V8

Don't let the naysayers scare you. The 6.7 PSD has been as problem free as it gets. No it not perfect, but I don't think there is anything catastrophic to fear. THere were issues with water in the fuel causing the fuel system to detonate. Ford did a poor job of warrantying those trucks, but I have not read of any fuel issues recently. There were also some early radiator issues that Ford did repair under warranty. For the most part the 2015 and newer 6.7 PSD trucks have a good reputation.
Lantley 07/07/20 07:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding on board Generator

If you have a Diesel truck I would get a Diesel generator and mount it in the bed of the truck and not have to mess with propane or gas. It would also do away with the vibration of the trailer when running and cut down on noise. The main disadvantage of having genset mounted i the truck is the RV itself is not always self contained. If the truck leaves the electricity leaves. May not be a big deal all the time. But on occasion it will create an issue. Want go into town with the truck there goes the electric. If it's hot out there goes the A/C. I prefer to have the RV independently self contained. My RV is parked in the back yard, We can just stay in it as long as necessary no truck required. We have stayed in the on short notice due to power outage, hurricane, storms etc. Its nice to be self contained when you need it
Lantley 07/05/20 08:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mach 15 a/c not cooling well

I would opt for a 2nd A/C over the toppers. Especially if you are full time. As others have mentioned 1 A/C is just not enough.
Lantley 07/01/20 09:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Adding on board Generator

I prefer my 5500 LP propane Onan vs. gas in my 5.er simply because of the carburetor issues with gasoline. LP is clean and doesn't gum up. For this reason my LP genset has been very reliable. I am just an occasional user. I overnight, stop for lunch,etc. If I had plans to run genset regularly for multiple days, I would most likely want something other than propane. However for the occasional, short term user LP is fine
Lantley 07/01/20 10:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 15+ F150 - Breakaway Cable anchor?

"It's a small chance that the receiver will fall off or tear apart, but there is a chance. Chevy is infamous for factory receivers that fell apart unexpectedly during the GMT900 era" Exactly It's more than a chance it happened a lot with those Chevy trucks. I replaced the Chevy hitch on my 07 for that reason. The receivers remained bolted but they self destructed. It is a known issue. With that in mind the breakaway cable should be attached to anything but the receiver!
Lantley 06/30/20 07:11am Tow Vehicles
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