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RE: Was rear ended on the highway

Please ckntact an attorney ASAP. You are under no obligation to use the attorney after an initial consult unless you sign a retainer. This way at least you know where you stand legally. I have a very hard time believing there is only $1000 damage to your truck. I bet there is hidden damage somewhere that will rear its ugly head down the line. Get the trailer totaled and collect the GAP ins. Pay off the loan and buy a replacement trailer. I would never trust any trailer that had $17k damage. By the way, from what I read in forums, Camping World is one of the worst places to have repairs done at. The maker of my trailer Grand Design, won’t even authorize warranty repairs at CW. Since you are the injured party you have the right to have the repairs done at the facility of YOUR choice. Good luck with all of this. Sorry it happened to you.
Lexx 07/22/19 07:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Travel Trailer vs. Motorhome (my situation)

I think the OP should also consider what kind of roads he will be traveling. If he’s pulling big hills, I’m not so sure a gas class A will climb all that well. Will it get up the hill? Yes but it will be frustratingly slow. A diesel pusher will have a lot more torque. Also consider stability is bad weather conditions. How stable is the rig when there’s a crosswind? I do like the higher quality fit and finish of some of the older diesel pusher class A’s. Set up and break down does seem easier. And being able to tow a Jeep that can go off-road is a definite plus. I’ve not personally towed a travel trailer. But in my travels I have seen quite a few going down the road that did not seem very stable. These were towed most often by lighter duty trucks or even suvs. The worst is when there’s a crosswind. That’s when I see travel trailers being blown about. Even some of the class A’s have that issue. The tag axle class A’s however seem much more stable. We regularly encounter 8 - 8.5% grades that last for several miles. On this last trip we went over the top of a national park at 9910 feet, on narrow, twisty and bumpy roads. Through it all, I never felt unsafe and the rig pulled beautifully. Going up the hills we pass all the motorhomes and semis. And while my dually will never make it off-road, at least we’ve got air bags all around. Take a look at the IIHS safety ratings on jeeps. They’re not good in accidents especially if you’re hit sideways. The big MH’s are really nice. And there are few reported fatalities from accidents. Nevertheless it is a giant fiberglass box. Passengers in the back are held in place by a lap belt on a sofa that’s bolted down to the box. If you have an accident what happens when all your stuff comes flying forward? At the end of the day, one has to make your own assessment of your risk tolerance, the kind of roads you travel, and of course your budget.
Lexx 07/21/19 05:27pm Beginning RVing
RE: going from Class A to TT or Fifth wheel

We have two of the kids share one of the double bunks. Jackknife sofa is ok but that means we have to set up and break down the linens each time we arrive and depart. Plus those sofas are not comfortable to sleep on.
Lexx 07/18/19 01:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Annual clean/wax/seal

Hmmm Zep is meant for interior floors right? Will it yellow when exposed to harsh uv rays over time?
Lexx 07/17/19 11:49pm Beginning RVing
RE: Bunk house conundrum and older kids

We have a Grand Design Reflection 28bh with double bed bunks in back. They work great for our triplet 7 yr old boys. We’ve been thinking of replacing the 2 cushion sofa in the main room with a sofa bed that works much better than the awful unit that came with the trailer.
Lexx 07/17/19 11:39pm Family Camping
RE: toy haulers stop at weigh stations?

Weigh stations in California have big signs that say “NO RV’s”. I guess they got tired of folks clogging up the weigh stations and wasting their time.
Lexx 07/17/19 11:34pm Toy Haulers
RE: going from Class A to TT or Fifth wheel

We have a Grand Drsign Reflection 28bh with the bunk beds, towed by a 2017 F450. The combination is spectacular. Towing is easy since the truck is massive overkill for the trailer. I motor pass most semis and Class A MHs on those long 8% grades uphill and outbrake them on the way down. Our biggest issue are: 1) not having a washer dryer 2) master bedroom is very tight on either side of the bed 3) setting up and breaking down is kind of a pain although we’ve got a good routine going now with me doing most of the work lol. We’ve thought about buying a used class A on occasion. But we have triplet 7 yr old boys so we’d have to have a custom built triple bunk inserted somewhere. I know units like the Fleetwood Discovery 40g have a bunk room. We would still need to rip out the two beds and drawers and build a triple bunk submarine style. On some of the class A’s it looks like I may be able to remove a couple of easy chairs up front or a jackknife sofa and out in some bunks there. But it’s a lot of work and expense. I’d have to get rid of the trailer and truck, and then look for a used class A. Of course I’d love to have one of the older tag axle Spartan chassis coaches with the big motors. But even a nicer used Monaco of that type is $150k. And then I’d need a a toad to shuttle everyone around in after we get to the camp site. A nicely set up Wrangler is $50k easy. So we’re talking over $200k. I own our current setup with no debt so it’s tough to turn around and blow that kind of money.
Lexx 07/17/19 10:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tripod stabilizer

We use a combination of Andersen Jack Blocks, Steadyfast Stabilizers, and a BAL kingpin tripod stabilizer. The trailer is now vastly more stabile. The Jack Blocks allow us to level without extending the jack arms as much. This decreases the lever arm effect so there is less arm to deflect. The Steadyfast is noticeable more so in the main room. While the rest of the trailer is much more stabile, I could still feel the rocking and rolling in the master bedroom. The BAL kingpin tripod stabilizer has made a HUGE difference In stabilizing the master bedroom. I suspect it is because of how much the master overhangs. The tripod stabilizer adds the sorely needed support. We have triplet 8 yr old boys that run and jump. It no longer feels like we’re inside an old airplane in heavy turbulence.
Lexx 07/08/19 02:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 3500 truck towing HT 5th wheel - Workable?

We tow an 11k lb GVW fiver with our F450. The truck makes towing the fiver pretty easy. We were coming back from Salt Lake City to NorCal via I-80 in heavy cross and headwinds. Semis were being moved about in their lanes. Sprinter vans were being blown half a lane over. But we had no issues at all other than poor fuel mileage due to fighting the heavy winds. At one point we saw over half a dozen dust devils around us. We must have traveled through one because I felt a sudden sharp jolt that felt like it wanted to move us over to the next lane. But we never did move. The truck and trailer were rock solid. At that point I was VERY thankful to be in our F450.
Lexx 07/08/19 02:11am Fifth-Wheels
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