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RE: Buying RV from a far away dealer

Living on the overpriced West Coast, we bought our first new trailer from a Chicago dealer 2000 miles away. We made the 4000 mile RT to get it and bring it home. Forest River found us 3 local dealers willing to do the warranty work. We also could have used a mobile RV tech. We're probably going to do the same thing for our new 5th wheel.
bikendan 02/28/21 12:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Advice for the best printer cartridge.

So a brand new member asks about best printer cartridges, on a RV forum. Sounds like a spammer to me.
bikendan 02/20/21 02:10am Tech Issues
RE: Towing Capacity Question

How about posting a pic of the driver's door yellow sticker? Need to see the "Occupants and cargo should not exceed xxxxlbs" part. And please don't use fictional brochure/website trailer weight numbers. Especially dry tongue weight numbers.
bikendan 02/17/21 11:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery Life

I posted this question on another RV forum and Ill be darned if I can find that forum. (arrgh). So much for keeping good notes. All you had to do was to go to your profile and click on "view your posts". Here's your original thread:
bikendan 02/17/21 11:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Very new to living in an RV/Trailer

Yep, many are fooled by media and tv shows about RV fulltime living being cheaper than more traditional living choices. The reality is that rarely is it much cheaper.
bikendan 02/17/21 10:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do you sanitize your black tank?

when it comes to poo, many people have some strange practices. like putting used tp in a bag instead of flushing it. or banning anyone from going #2 in the RV toilet.
bikendan 02/15/21 02:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Sway Question

No way would I tow a 33ft trailer with a soft suspension Expy.:E Especially with someone new to towing a long TT and on a trip so long,and over the Rockies. OP, you need to forget that bogus towing capacity number and focus on PAYLOAD capacity and the loaded tongue weight of either trailer.
bikendan 02/12/21 12:01pm Towing
RE: Dishes for RV

Another for Corelle!
bikendan 02/03/21 01:49pm Beginning RVing
RE: Price increase at our KOA

There's a reason that KOA means "Keep On Adding". We have never stayed at a KOA and never will.
bikendan 02/01/21 02:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: F-150 best add on mirrors for this shape of mirror

i had CIPAs on my Avalanche and i now have them on my F150. love them and they are way cheaper.
bikendan 02/01/21 03:28am Towing
RE: 2016 Eco boost

3.5L with trailer tow package which tow package, regular/HD/or Max Tow package?
bikendan 01/28/21 02:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: RV Dealers

Speaking of coming with wheels... does the camper have a spare tire? Some dealers sell campers, especially TT, without spares. They, of course, have a "spare tire kit" available to buy. lower end trailers often have spare tires as an option. mid-range or higher trailers usually have a spare tire as standard equipment.
bikendan 01/28/21 02:51am Towing
RE: RV Dealers

So I was looking at a new 2021 Springdale and I happen to ask if this trailer would be ready to go if I bought it right now. The salesman said they do not supply sewer hose, WATER hose or Propane this normal?....kind of turned me off... factory supplies the empty propane tanks. the dealer will usually fill the tanks for free. the other stuff is sometimes included in a lousy starter kit but usually it's not included. you'll get better hoses from the RV section at Walmart.
bikendan 01/27/21 01:54am Towing

They make expanding hoses that are safe for drinking water:
bikendan 01/19/21 07:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Towing capacity vs max cargo weight rating

No it says combined, that means weight of passengers and and anything else added to vehicle. This^^^ Now we know your actual truck wt, when it left the factory, which is 7,839, and more realistic. Anything added, bed mat, mud flaps tonneau cover, and hitch, will reduce this 2,161 available payload. But still, the good news...follow those axle/tire ratings. Jerry OK so this basically means that Ford is saying you can have a 15,100 lbs trailer behind you (max towing capacity for GN/5w) but after a full tank of diesel (26*8 lbs) and a driver (let's assume someone like me - 150 lbs), this mythical trailer can only weigh 1800 lbs on the gooseneck ball. If you add another 150 lbs person next to you, you can only put 1650 lbs on the hitch. A toolbox in the back with some tools or a few 60lb s square bales of hay and the mythical 15,100 lbs gooseneck trailer can now weigh only 1500 lbs on the gooseneck ball. So, what do people use these 3/4 ton trucks for, then? I guess between my wife and I and our dog and some suitcases, I would be overweight with a 6500 lbs living quarters horse trailer (assuming 25% on the hitch). Such a trailer does not even exist in a living quarters version ;) full fuel tank doesn't affect payload, it's already factored in. so payload is ONLY anything in the truck other than the full fuel tank. this is why towing capacity numbers are the second thing to consider, after payload capacity. nearly all tow vehicles will run out of payload WAY before getting close to the max towing capacity. this is clearly detailed in the Ford owners manual towing section.
bikendan 01/17/21 02:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is 70 to old to travel with a RV

I think that was your thoughts 4 years ago :B:S If you've been a long time member, you're not surprised that Supercharged is the OP.:R
bikendan 01/09/21 12:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone rent out their camper?

There are hundreds of threads here on this topic. Bottom line is at least 90% would never do it. Many would not let family or friends use their RV.
bikendan 01/06/21 11:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Boondocking Etiquette

And now for our ongoing lesson about boondocking vs dry camping. :B Mello Mike did it best Long Long Ago Great callback. I miss Mike. He was the moderator for the Toy Hauler forum when we first created it. He tapped me to take over when he left. Creating that forum was a good move. It sequestered all of us toy hauler owners into one safe place and got us out of the general population. it was probably Mike's definition that educated me about the differences, when i was a newbie here 15 years ago.
bikendan 01/06/21 02:25am Beginning RVing
RE: seattle rv parks

There is a full service campground at I-5 Maryville Pulilip casino what campground is that? the Tulalip casino has no campground. the Casino does have RV parking but no hookups.
bikendan 01/05/21 03:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Roadside assistance

I have AAA Plus RV - towed my 5th wheel this summer after the shackles broke. Had to tie up the rear axel to tow. It took him a while to get to me, but we were far from any services, actually very lucky to have cell coverage 1 mile either way and would not have had service. The guy was great, even called a shop to see if they could take us. In the end, towed us to Les Schwab who did the service for under $200. The tow was no charge. They would have towed us from Wallace ID to Spokane WA is that is where we needed to go, fortunately we only needed to go to Kellogg. Would not have wanted to go further set up that way. are you aware that AAA lowered their RV Plus benefits, back in November?
bikendan 12/31/20 03:41am General RVing Issues
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