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RE: Suspension Help Needed

What model (number) is your Flagstaff and what is its GVWR? What is the payload on your truck? Rob
Second Chance 06/14/21 06:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thor Industries now has $14 billion in backlogged orders

Will be interesting to see in a year or so if the covid newbies go back to the cruise lines, hotel resorts and airlines. I'm looking for an Rv upgrade in the near future, hope to have some decent new or used inventory Mike I'm already starting to see quite a few more near-new units for sale on the forums I frequent. The usual states are things like, "We're not using it nearly as much as we thought we would" or, "We realized this is more than we needed." Typical newbie discoveries when jumping in without learning much about RV life. Rob
Second Chance 06/10/21 09:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Winegard X2 storage bag

I just keep some inexpensive moving blankets and pack one around my Pathway X2 in the basement on travel days. Same for the dehumidifier, etc. Rob
Second Chance 06/08/21 06:42am Technology Corner
RE: Moving to a 5th Wheel

Newer diesel trucks do NOT get the same fuel economy as older ones. Plus you have to add the cost if DEF and very expensive oil changes. DEF costs me about $40/year. How are the oil changes any more expensive than a pre-DEF truck? The same oil designed for diesel engines is used. The most expensive part of the service on my truck is fuel filter changes - and I would do those whether it is a pre- or post-DEF truck. As for fuel mileage, with a 1-ton DRW truck with a 6-speed and 373 rear end, I get 17 - 18 on the highway not towing and 10 - 11 MPG towing a high-profile 15k (on the scales) fifth wheel. Rob
Second Chance 06/08/21 06:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Keyless lock

We've had one of these for about six years and really like it (though I don't carry the fob - just use the keypad): RVLock remote lock The membranes that cover the numbers only last a couple of years, but are easily ordered and replaced. Rob
Second Chance 06/02/21 06:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Slideout Help

How about some more information - like what part of the country are you in? What make and model of RV? I have used this site before with success: Rob
Second Chance 05/31/21 10:32am General RVing Issues
RE: RV selling

I quit using Craigslist when it started generating more scammers and consignment shysters than people interested in buying. We've had the best luck recently (past five or six years) with RVTrader and Facebook Marketplace. Rob
Second Chance 05/31/21 07:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: AC is dripping what seems to be like a lubricant

If you have any lubricant dripping from an AC, that's neither normal nor good - something's leaking. Rob
Second Chance 05/24/21 12:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wash Wax All - front caps and BUGS

I use their bug scrubber(s) with the Wash Wax All spray cleaner (kind of a "pre-cleaner") for tough bugs, etc. It works really well. I then apply the regular Wash Wax All. I use the same process and products on the truck and car, too. Rob
Second Chance 05/22/21 07:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: beginner full-time

I would recommend joining the Escapees RV Club (if you haven't already) and start reading here: Escapees - Domicile Escapees also offers a good mail service, but there are others, too. In addition, there is an Escapees forum with a dedicated subforum for full-timing and lots of experienced folks to advise you. The RV-Dreams web site isn't very active any more, but there's lots of really useful information still available there: RV-Dreams - preparing for full-timing Rob
Second Chance 05/22/21 07:10am Full-time RVing
RE: Grand Design Solitude

Go for it they are no better or worse than any other brand out there like was said same workers as other companies same appliances pretty much the same construction YADA YADA YADA just do a good P.D.I and cross your Fingers i have had a friend that has 2 of them a early one 2012 and a newer one and he said since Winnabego bought them The Customer service like they had before is Gone ....SHOCKER We have owned a "pre-Winnebago" and a "post-Winnebago." Winnebago is not involved in the day-to-day operations of Grand Design and we have not found the very good customer service to have changed at all with the acquisition. BTW, the Winnebago acquisition of Grand Design happened in 2016... Rob
Second Chance 05/21/21 02:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Grand Design Solitude

We have been full-time in a Solitude since February of last year. Prior to that, we were full-time in a Grand Design Reflection fifth wheel for 4-1/2 years. We like the brand and they have lived up to their reputation for customer service on more than one occasion. That said, the build is not that much different that any other mid-price-point towable RV. They all use the same appliances and components made by a few manufacturers (refrigerators, furnaces, ACs, etc.) and the only issues we've had with either of our GD RVs were with those vendor-supplied components. GD quickly stepped up to the plate and remedied the situation. There is a very good forum of/for Grand Design RV owners where your friend can get a lot of feedback (if he's not already on it). Google "my grand rv." Rob
Second Chance 05/21/21 08:19am Fifth-Wheels

We've never had DirecTV, so can't help you with that one. For Dish Network, of their automatic portables, the Winegard Pathway X2 is the best antenna. It has the largest reflector for the strongest signals and is capable of receiving all three satellites on both the eastern and western arcs. Personally, I would not mount anything permanently as we have been in too many situations where we could not have gotten a good shot at the satellites from the rooftop. We keep ours carry-out with 75' of quad-shield coax. It's worked like a charm for 6 years of full-timing, now. Rob
Second Chance 05/20/21 06:39am Technology Corner
RE: Had our catalytic converter stolen

Why are they stolen? For black market resale? Is the value of the platinum/palladium coated ceramic beads in them really worth that much? Stunning how many bottom feeders inhabit the human race.... No - the scumbags who steal them get about $50 for the scrap metal. My daughter had hers stolen (a Ford Escort) and I think insurance paid about $600 to have it replaced. These are true crack-heads that do this. Rob
Second Chance 05/18/21 12:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which is best? Dish Tailgater Pro or Dish Playmaker Dual

The best Winegard auto-aiming dome style dish is still the Pathway X2 that can fully utilize both Dish satellite arcs, but it does not have a roof mount option. Many of the parks we visit do not have a good roof top LOS anyway, so a truly portable dish works better for us in more locations. I prefer a full sized open face dish for our purposes though. This^^. Besides being capable of both the Dish eastern and western arcs, the Pathway X2 has the largest reflector of the automatic portables and thus the strongest signals. We've used one for about six years, now, and are very happy with it. Rob
Second Chance 05/18/21 12:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Durango, CO to Red River, NM

On 64 between Tres Piedra and Tierra Amarilla east-bound there is a descent of 5-6% for about 6 miles. It's all two lane with some 30 MPH curves. Rob
Second Chance 05/17/21 08:48am Roads and Routes
RE: TV tire life

Generally speaking, tires should be replace every 5 - 7 years due to age, regardless of tread wear. I have the Michelin Defenders on our truck and I'm very happy with them. My only complaint is that the tread is a little more open that the OEM Cooper tires so they pick up gravel more on gravel surfaces (like in campgrounds, etc.). My BIL who is a veterinarian/farmer/RVer/truck rebuilder won't use anything but the Michelins on his truck, either. Rob
Second Chance 05/10/21 09:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Do cellphone boosters work for RV camping with poor signal?

There's a lot of good information here: Rob
Second Chance 05/08/21 06:15am Technology Corner
RE: Help Ram 2500 6.4 gas vs diesel

A TT only has 10-15% of it's weight on the tongue, a 5er has 20-25% of its weight on the pin, so the same payload on the truck gets you a bigger TT than 5er. You've got too many plates spinning here....first figure out what size trailer you want and whether TT or 5er, then figure out if you need to upgrade the truck. You said the truck did fine with the TT you rented, if you buy one that's similar there's no need to upgrade the truck. If you decide that you like a 5er better, then decide which one you want to buy and from there you can decide SRW/DRW and gas/diesel based on the specs of the trailer. This^^. I wish I had stated it that clearly. Rob
Second Chance 05/03/21 09:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Help Ram 2500 6.4 gas vs diesel

Skip the 3/4-ton trucks if you're going diesel. The diesel drivetrain, though a joy to tow with, is heavy and really eats into the payload of a 3/4-ton truck. As suggested, go straight for a SRW 1-ton with the diesel if you do trade. Towing larger RVs - especially fifth wheels - it's all about payload. Rob
Second Chance 05/02/21 12:59pm Tow Vehicles
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