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RE: Toyota Sequoia vs Chevy Surburban

Another apple vs nails comparison.
QCMan 02/18/21 04:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cougar 22MLS vs micro Minnie 2108DS

A little note on lengths: as of 1/1/21 trailer lengths are overall lengths and not imaginary box lengths. The RVIA has finally adopted that standard. If they would get rid of manufacturers advertising dry weights and make them show gvwr and ccc only it would be even better.
QCMan 02/18/21 09:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Navigation

We use a Garmin for rv's 760 or something like that. Lifetime maps, can route you according to the size of the rig you enter and follow your preferred type of roads. With four updates a year permitted, very little will be surprising. Cosco runs them on sale occasionally
QCMan 02/18/21 09:05am Beginning RVing
RE: RV Manufacture warranty

Good that you are doing research. If you were driving fifty feet away from the dealer you purchased the unit from, don't expect too much in the way of emergency service. It will go on the end of the list and you will have it back in a snappy two weeks to a month. Most dealers do not do emergency. There are many skilled mobil mechanics out there that do. Consider this: your spring breaks in front of the dealer you got the unit from. Service department has to do an evaluation as to the cause of the breakage. Then that evaluation is forwarded to the manufacturer. Then it gets reviewed. Then a determination is made on it being a warranty issue. That decision is sent to whoever communicates with the dealer. The dealer then either tells you that the claim is denied or that it is covered. Then the dealer orders the parts if it was covered and waits for them to be shipped. When they get in you are still at the end of the line waiting for an appointment to have the work done. Remember that nobody is in a hurry to make any of the above decisions. If it is denied, you are out the use of it for whatever it took to get to that point and now have to order parts and get on the end of the line and then pay for the repairs. Rv systems are not rocket science and the parts are common to many units. If I have something go wrong on the road, I either fix it myself or get a mobil tech to the campground. Exactly the same way most fulltimers do it. A couple of hours of my time or a tech's time is worth it to me instead of losing the trailer for a month and having it damaged in the service yard. Just my .02
QCMan 02/18/21 08:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Cougar 22MLS vs micro Minnie 2108DS

I can't comment on the Minnie as I have no experience with them. I can say that the Cougar 22RBS that we have has had no major issues and only a few very minor issues. Like all trailers, there are shortcuts taken to reduce weight like thin shelving which I beef up with 1/4" plywood on top and braces underneath. That makes it so canned goods do not end up on the next shelf down if a road gets a little rough. I was impressed with the chassis structure and suspension as it is about 7200 pounds mgvw and has two 4400 pound axles under it and a set of tires capable of almost 10 k pounds. I will note that this unit was built at the end of October 2019 so it was pre covid. There were many issues with all trailers right after production resumed and I cannot verify that things are back to normal. If they are, quality should be back up but it must be noted that serial number 42 could be a fantastic trailer and serial number 43 could be a real dog on just about any trailer line. Also realize that after negotiations the difference will not be as much as you suspect. Whichever you choose, happy camping and be safe!
QCMan 02/17/21 09:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Frame strength of small TT's

Basic rule of thumb that is not a guarantee but an idea - ultra lite and lite trailers will have a thinner/smaller everything steel. That is the biggest weight saving a builder can get. That does not mean they are bad but just that there is less steel. Those trailers will also usually have less cargo carrying capacity so you do not overload it. RVIA rules have changed also to ensure a safety margin on tires and axles. It appears rhe engineering for rv's is sound but the execution sometimes leaves much to be desired. Thus the recalls over the years.
QCMan 02/14/21 05:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: camping outlook 2021

The Myrtle beach area is overrun with newbies. You can spot them real easy - chained to the nearest tree and boots on both wheels. Small trailers pulled by everything from VW bugs to Suzuki Samurais. Inconsiderate, rude and totally lacking any campground etiquette. They think it is cruel to have a dog on a leash. Totally ruined what is usually a wonderful experience at Huntington Beach State Park. Can't wait til they get tired of it. Had one ask as we were walking the dog if I would dump his tanks for him because it was just too gross for him. I told him where he could put the stinky slinky. In 25 years of camping I have never been so disgusted about camping.
QCMan 02/14/21 04:55pm Full-time RVing
RE: Fun with Doggie DNA test

Calling him heinz?
QCMan 02/14/21 04:40pm RV Pet Stop
RE: FOB keys and theft

If they boost the signal to get in and start it , won't it shut off when it gets out of range? Or is that the reason they go slow so the owner can run behind keeping it running?
QCMan 02/10/21 10:13pm Tech Issues
RE: It might begin very soon

Typically, the biggest cost in trucking is fuel followed very closely by insurance. Driver cost is nowhere near either of them. I would imagine insurance will leap to first place and leave fuel in the dust. That will surely drive the cost of shipping down. Everyone will want a very expensive cab that can't make enough to pay the bills. I am sure the average less than ten rig company will want to jump on that bandwagon. It will get them out of the rut of just making ends meet.
QCMan 02/08/21 08:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Roadside Assistance

If your roadside assistance is from Good Sam, the number will most likely be the same as your GS membership number.
QCMan 02/08/21 01:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Car and Driver pickup pull

Another "test" with no connection to real world trailer towing. Wonderful if you want to consider your truck a tractor but otherwise just a testosterone show.
QCMan 02/08/21 07:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Have to wonder how this will effect the EV aficionados

Think about how much better the world will be without oil. No tires, no plastics, no paints, no solvents, no lubricants or any other of thousands of products made from it. Life will be wonderful!
QCMan 02/07/21 08:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fiber glassing question

Have you thought of glassing a board to the floor and attaching to that? Seems like the way a boat builder would do it.
QCMan 02/06/21 01:49pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Crossover SUV trailers

About the heaviest trailer you can get is right about 3500 pounds as a standard tongue weight of 13% would be 455 pounds. That is a 3500 pound maximum weight rating, not dry weight which is meaningless. Look for mgvw of 3500 and less and it will start weeding out the potential candidates. Happy hunting and welcome to the forums!
QCMan 02/06/21 01:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TT brakes maintenance

The equalizer and spring bushings wear fairly quickly. Right now I am waiting for the rest of my bronze bushings to arrive so that when I take everything apart to swap the equalizer out for an Equa-Flex I can replace all the bushings to work with the new wet bolts all around.
QCMan 02/05/21 08:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Water hose for fresh water hook up

If the crimp is bad there are some good repair ends out there. Google stainless hose ends.
QCMan 02/05/21 01:58pm Full-time RVing
RE: TT brakes maintenance

It just means you will have to do the same thing four times instead of two and you will need to get the tow vehicle involved. I use a bottle jack and two jackstands and have plenty of room to adjust when the wheels are off. A cement block with a 2x on it brings the jack way up.
QCMan 02/05/21 01:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Do you regret getting rid of your RV cornices?

Look at my reply as "Martian" on your same post on the irv2 forum.
QCMan 02/05/21 01:43pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Water hose for fresh water hook up

Leaking fittings can be traced to using the poorly designed washers that come with then. Go to a plumbing supply and get washers for washing machine supply hoses or go to a big box store and get "green stripe washers" and 95% of the leaks will go away. The rest are probably from defective or run over ends.
QCMan 02/05/21 10:16am Full-time RVing
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