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RE: Anyone have a 198BH?

Hi Folks, I have a 2015 Gulfstream (Ameri-Lite) Kingsport 198BH travel trailer with a broken leaf spring. The trailer is several hours away and I don't have a way to get measurements on the spring to find a replacement part. I have already left a message with Gulfstream, who is unfortunately experiencing 'unusually high call volume'. I haven't had much luck with finding dealers that can answer my question, either. Anyone willing to take a few measurements and pictures? Thank you, Jason https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.performanceonline.com%2Fimages%2FD%2Fleaf-spring-dimensions.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.performanceonline.com%2F1973-87-ChevyC10-GMC-C15-Truck-Multi-Leaf-Spring-Set-Rear-52-Long%2F&tbnid=5bt-_AM-k04KNM&vet=12ahUKEwix8eX-27T3AhV6Ap0JHRIACdwQMygCegUIARCwAg..i&docid=CieB-OaIeNQUgM&w=820&h=429&q=measuring%20leaf%20springs&ved=2ahUKEwix8eX-27T3AhV6Ap0JHRIACdwQMygCegUIARCwAg Did you look at the other responses in your other thread, that you started on the 25th? Since RV.net is not a brand-specific forum, I seriously doubt that someone here owns the same trailer. Especially since Gulfstream is a minor player in the RV Industry. You'll probably have better luck by going to the Gulf stream Owners Forum: www.gsowners.com/forums
bikendan 04/28/22 02:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Boondocking in Ventura County, CA

Pretty sure that all Walmarts in VC, ban overnight parking. Most California Walmarts ban overnight parking. You must not be from California. Over the years, there have been efforts by various campground owners associations to get overnight parking banned - ostensibly for "safety" reasons. In some cases, they have been successful. No, in California, it has been local governments that have banned overnight parking. When I lived in California, every Walmart I went to, had No Parking signs with the local ordinances posted on them. The homeless issues in California, has just made this more common. Most Walmarts in California, are nowhere near any campgrounds.
bikendan 04/24/22 12:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Boondocking in Ventura County, CA

Passing through Ventura County, CA. Anyone got tips on boondocking spots? Considering Walmart and other spots. Thank you! Pretty sure that all Walmarts in VC, ban overnight parking. Most California Walmarts ban overnight parking. You must not be from California.
bikendan 04/22/22 08:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: 12 volt Refrigerator

Looking to purchase a small moterhome to go to Alaska. Some of them have exclusively 10CU 12 volt Stainless Steel Refrigerator. I have no information or experience with this type of refrigerator any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks ! You'll need solar panels of at least 200w and an upgraded battery bank, if you plan on dry camping or Boondocking.
bikendan 04/21/22 05:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Sold my Hybrid

We sold our Roo 23SS, in 2016, after 10 wonderful years because we retired and wanted a TT for spending winters in the Southwest. Still miss the openness of a hybrid but that's about all.
bikendan 04/12/22 01:53am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: What is happening with our members?

As long as the forum has all these sad, nasty old men who also happen to know everything and think others are stupid for having a different opinion, younger, more open minded people are going to continue to stay away. From what I see its not all sad nasty old men who are all the problems. Tough websites rules against this type of behavior we've seen the last several years and mods willing to enforce those rules can make better forums for those who ask newb questions that seem silly to some. Now days The newb gets bashed just for asking....and the mods did nothing to stop the bashers.......and isn't heard from again. And that's probably the biggest reason that the Beginning RVing section is dead, even during record RV sales throughout the pandemic.
bikendan 04/11/22 12:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: WDH for Kodiak 160 Hybrid trailer

What's your tongue weight? Near 13-15%? Correcting that could stop sway. Thanks for the idea. If I use your formula if using the GVWR at 3850 that would be around 400 lb. If I use the dry hitch weight plus 100 lbs 2700 that comes to 350 lb How do I figure out how much is on the tongue? Take the combo to the scales, buy a Sherline tongue scale or use 13% of the trailer's GVWR for a ballpark loaded tongue weight. Great idea. Let me ask you, if the rear of the 4Runner is factory equipped with springs and struts, wouldn't the weight on the tongue be too much with a WDH? I am unsure. :C What do you mean by struts. McPherson struts? Is your 4runner ladder framed or unibody?
bikendan 04/10/22 12:07pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: What is happening with our members?

Could it possibly be that the software used is vintage 1852, or maybe folks do not appreciate posts being deleted with no explanation that in no way violate a posted forum rules regarding same? Ive only been on this board a short while but have already noticed a few mods where the job may have went to their head a bit. Thats what a little power does to folks LOL. I have the opposite opinion. I've been here since 2005 and IMHO, this forum is under moderated. During the pandemic, when new RV ownership is at an all-time high, the Beginning RVing section has declined dramatically. This is mainly due to how new members are being treated. It's clear that they are going to other much more friendly and helpful alternatives. Of course, this is just my opinion.
bikendan 04/09/22 11:06am General RVing Issues
RE: WDH for Kodiak 160 Hybrid trailer

What's your tongue weight? Near 13-15%? Correcting that could stop sway. Thanks for the idea. If I use your formula if using the GVWR at 3850 that would be around 400 lb. If I use the dry hitch weight plus 100 lbs 2700 that comes to 350 lb How do I figure out how much is on the tongue? Take the combo to the scales, buy a Sherline tongue scale or use 13% of the trailer's GVWR for a ballpark loaded tongue weight.
bikendan 04/07/22 11:39am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Selling RV, urgent help needed on proper process California

Why not just call the DMV? I would think that they, more than anybody, would have all the information you need, am I not correct? You obviously have never tried calling California DMV.:M It was horrible before the pandemic, I'm sure it's worse now.
bikendan 04/06/22 10:52am General RVing Issues
RE: WDH for Kodiak 160 Hybrid trailer

Hello everyone - I am not exactly a newbie with camping. I used to work for a campground for many years but never had to haul camping trailers on the road. Now the situation has altered and I am now pulling and have some questions about anti-sway hitches, recommendations and suggestions on what the best approach would be to deal with wind gusts and general highway driving. My girlfriend and I are planning a trip to the Northeast on July. Yep, you need to tell us what your tow vehicle is and its specs.
bikendan 04/05/22 08:15am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: 12 vdc fridge

The batteries are the cheap batteries the dealer puts in the camper when you pick it on delivery. One guy the dealer forgot to wire the second battery up. We will be camping on an island in the Mississippi river and there is always lots of son. From my past experience the batteries on my camper never last past midday Friday if we arrived Thursday morning. I never had solar panels before though. Your friends solar panel of only 50 watts, is a trickle maintenence charge, for when the trailer is sitting unused and nothing on.
bikendan 04/04/22 11:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Travel trailer necessities

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bikendan 04/04/22 11:36am Beginning RVing
RE: 12 vdc fridge

2 friends of mine have purchased new campers that have 12dc only refrigerator in them. They both came with 50 watt solar panel on the roof. They are figuring on boondocking 4 or more days with only 2 batteries to keep the fridges running. Is this possible? Not without upgrading the solar wattage and battery bank. 50 watts is insufficient and their two batteries are probably the typical cheap dual-purpose marine batteries.
bikendan 04/03/22 10:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Fuse Box locations

Have you tried a Winnebago owners forum?
bikendan 04/02/22 11:53am Tech Issues
RE: Yellowstone with pets

To those of you who have visited Yellowstone with pets I would like to know the pitfalls and how the trip went. I understand the park rules but just wondering how you handled having the dog along. I have a Golden Retriever and want to take him and we'll be making many other stops. I'd rather skip Yellowstone than leave him behind. Thanks. We had a Golden when we visited Yellowstone. Also the DW's grandmas dog. We took them with us sometimes and left them in the RV sometimes, like when visiting the thermal areas. Of course you can't take them on the trails. So it's up to your comfort level. The dogs simply slept while we were gone. They got plenty of exercise at the campground before we left them worn out.
bikendan 03/19/22 11:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lake Tahoe

I wouldn't miss it. It's not a big detour. But a lot depends on what time of the year.
bikendan 02/22/22 12:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Parts Catalog ?

Hello, just bought a 2005 Aerolite 214 Hybrid and it needs a little TLC. Looking for parts supplier, and/or catalog and dealer. Please advise. Thanks, JP There's no such thing as a hybrid-specific catalog, dealer or supplier. Nor brand-specific. It would help if you posted what you're looking for.
bikendan 02/16/22 01:07pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Dodge all in on electric too 500 mile range Ram

That’s terrific! The key to selling electric trucks is range. The key to selling electric trucks, to RVers, is definitely RANGE. This has yet to be accomplished and probably will take much longer to achieve.
bikendan 02/12/22 10:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Run TV on an inverter?

Our Jensen tv was junk and we replaced it with a much cheaper and better smart Vizio tv.
bikendan 02/11/22 10:10pm Tech Issues
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