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RE: Original Pull-Rite hitch - I'm stumped on what to do with it

They are the best hitch out there at what they do. Enonly downside is the ground clearance you lose. It's still worth some money. Try and sell it first.
dodge guy 07/22/19 06:39pm Towing
RE: Is a travel trailer with a slide out a good idea for me?

Whether it is to keep up with the "Jones's" or want some sort of impressive status symbol (who in the world needs a 38ft long trailer with "triple slides"?).. We do! We have two teenage girls and we camp-host for the months of May, June, July and August. Once we are in the trailer for over two weeks, we need space to get away from each other. So, yes, we NEED quad-slides! Folks who say slides are trouble free and have never had an issue with a slide have never looked for leaks and damage. Like anything else in an RV, some maintenance needs to be done. You don't have to go crazy with it. Yes, we have had slide problems - they were not aligned perfectly and one was dragging after a few uses. Took it back to the dealer, they adjusted it and we have had two years of great service. :R Honestly, my parents took our entire family (SIX of us kids) camping, started out traveling in a Station wagon and tent back in the late '60's. We went for SIX WEEKS and traveled from PA down to FLORIDA, TWICE. It DID NOT KILL US! A bit cramped and uncomfortable at times, sure. Then Dad bought a 1970 F100, put a shell cap on the back, made a long table and seats in the bed. We road in the back while traveling and at night the table dropped and the seat backs were on hinges and raised up. Made a top bunk and bottom bunk.. It DID NOT KILL US! 1972, Dad found a used '68 truck camper (TC) and once again we kids road in the TC and we ALL slept in the TC.. Made several trips from PA to Florida. IT DID NOT KILL US! Dad used that TC until I and my younger sister were out of school.. I swear that everyone on this forum must hate their family to keep saying everyone needs their space.. Camping is not about keeping space, it IS about CONNECTING WITH YOUR FAMILY, NOT ISOLATING THEM! If want vast amounts of private space, then camping may not be for you.. You also act like it is no big deal when a slide malfunctions just to "take it to the dealer".. It COSTS MONEY (GAS AND WEAR AND TEAR)AND TIME to take a RV to any dealer, it causes inconvenience for you and can often result in the dealer having YOUR trailer sitting on their lot for weeks OR months at a time. As far as them being trouble free, here is only a few recent posts with slide out issues and keep in mind that this is only from the TT forum.. Go to the links for full thread. OP might wish to search for more troubles that folks here seem to gloss over.. HERE Posted 7/20/19 "Denali 289RK. The main slide is roughly 14 ft long. It all of a sudden started to stick so bad on the left side, I almost couldn’t get it to slide out on this trip. Goes in just fine. Last season, the whole slide would start to go out on the bottom but the top seemed to bind up. Then would “pop” and go out fine. This trip, I had to stand inside the trailer, have the DW hit the switch to open the slide and push on the left side from inside to get it to pop open, after the pop, it goes just fine. Like I said, the bottom seems to start to go out just fine until the top left binds it up. Any ideas ?" HERE Posted 7/2/19 "I’m having an electrical issue with my slide. When I press the slide button to slide out, my slide works as it should. When I press it to slide in, it’s like something is shorting out because even my lights lose power. Any ideas where the problem would be? We have replaced the slide switch, but it didn’t help. I also don’t think the problem is with the slide motor because when we reversed polarity to the motor and pressed the slide out button, it slid in without issue but then when pressing the slide in button, the lights lost power again. Thanks! " HERE Posted 7/2/19 "I have replaced by bulb seal on 2 of the 3 slides because they were tearing at the top and adjusted the slide but it is happening again. I don't wont to put new seals in before I resolve this the top of the slide is tight and the bottom has a 1" or so space. I have used the Lippert manual to adjust them but it isn't right yet. Anyone know the best way to adjust the tilt top and bottom? " HERE Posted 6/21/19 "Hi All, I have a 2012 Passport 3220 BHWE. I wax it twice a year, has no delamination, and still shines. Really has been a good trailer no big issues. Recently the large slide has started to chatter on retrieval. I can find any obvious issue. A few years back I had to have the cable fixed but that is really it. Is any one lubing the sides or the rollers? It only has two roller. If you do lube, what are you lubing and what are you using?" Something else to consider, some floor plans BLOCK your access to parts or entire area of the trailer when in.. A Cousin of mine had one that they did not look at when the slides were in.. Only when they got it home they discovered they COULD NOT get to a bedroom AND THE BATHROOM when the slide was in!!! They were not able to open the slide when the trailer was at there home :S You only listed 3 (one of which is a nuisance issue) out of many thousands of people without issues.
dodge guy 07/22/19 06:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bike rack on Motorhome ladder

Get the Swagman with a 2" female tube that fits over a 2" receiver. You may/may not need a slightly longer receiver. Yep, I forgot about those. They work well also.
dodge guy 07/22/19 06:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bike rack on Motorhome ladder

Negative! If you are towing a car you can get a double hitch receiver attachment so you can put the bike rack in the upper and the tow bar in the lower. They sell them in different rises and drops. Or put a hitch on the back of the car, if that’s what you are towing.
dodge guy 07/22/19 12:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stuff in your storage compartment?

On my last trailer I was 2200lbs more than the dry weight loaded for a 2 week trip! I was fortunate enough to have a 4100lb CCC on the trailer.
dodge guy 07/22/19 07:25am Travel Trailers
RE: New Ford Engine

I certainly hope they addressed the abysmal handling of the F53 as well as the power! Hopefully they now have independent front suspension as well as an air ride option. I'm sure I can speak for everyone when I say the handling is bad enough that it should've been addressed before the power. While I certainly like the idea of IFS and air ride, I sure wouldn't say our last gasser handled poorly. Also, with as many as there are on the road they can't all be bad or they wouldn't be selling. I think in many cases it's more how the house builder balances weight and chooses specs most so than the chassis itself. 16K to 26K chassis. 19.5 wheels vs 22.5 wheels. 158" to 252" wheelbase. Same chassis design, different options chosen = different results. I tend to agree with you. However Ford is the only chassis builder right now so there is no competition. I would like to see Ram get into the game and offer a superior chassis like I mentioned with a Cummins option up front. Ford needs more than a new engine and trans offering. I mean the F53 was introduced back in he 80’s I think. And other than the brake system is basically still the same.
dodge guy 07/22/19 07:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What fuel do you run in your EcoBoost pickup? (not HO)

This is exactly what the 2018 manual states..... Your vehicle is designed to operate on regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum pump (R+M)/2 octane rating of 87 or regular unleaded gasoline blended with a maximum of 85% ethanol (E85)....... For best overall vehicle and engine performance, premium fuel with an octane rating of 91 or higher is recommended. The performance gained by using premium fuel is most noticeable in hot weather as well as other conditions, for example when towing a trailer. It never states that premium is required when towing. It just stayes that it is recommended IF you want the best performance and it will be most noticable in heavy tow and/or in hot weather. Isn't it amazing what is in an owner manual! "I don't see an improvement" takes a bit more than a tank to notice it. The PCM needs to learn and takes a bit more than a couple hundred miles.
dodge guy 07/22/19 05:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ford Engine

I certainly hope they addressed the abysmal handling of the F53 as well as the power! Hopefully they now have independent front suspension as well as an air ride option. I'm sure I can speak for everyone when I say the handling is bad enough that it should've been addressed before the power.
dodge guy 07/22/19 05:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 10 days in Michigan

Lots to see and do. On the Lake Michigan side you have the Holland area, if you have a 4WD vehicle and can easily mount a flag to it Silver Lake sand dunes is fun. Otherwise you can take trips on dune vehicle a or rent a Jeep to drive on the dunes. Sleeping bear dunes is also nice. Those are all I know of other than what you've already done.
dodge guy 07/21/19 04:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Stuff in your storage compartment?

Take a look at this list. It's in the FAQ forum pages. Stocking RV LOL on the list! I always have to laugh when people say they only pack 250lbs of stuff! And a lot of them are from people with kids!!!!
dodge guy 07/21/19 03:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is a travel trailer with a slide out a good idea for me?

Do I want a slide? Yes. Do I need a slide? Yes! I like the room they offer. The trailer was designed with a slide in mind so it's made for it. Just bought a class A MH with 3 slides. I don't try and keep up with amyone, rather it's what I want to be comfortable. I could never be comfortable with 2 kids, 2 dogs and a wife in a small RV with no slides. Fact is there are far more problem free slide out owners out there than there are people with them.
dodge guy 07/21/19 03:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is a travel trailer with a slide out a good idea for me?

Get the slide out! You will be amazed at how great they are! I’ve had slides for 15 years now. No leaks ever. If you want to make it even better have a slide out awning installed. Then the slide will be even more protected from the weather.
dodge guy 07/21/19 11:31am Travel Trailers
RE: Stuff in your storage compartment?

Full size hammock and stand, Enough chairs for a small concert! Propane grill, electric griddle, flattop grille, LP and electric tabletop range, 20lb LP tank and hose Small tub of grease, and extra seals Fuses and bulbs Flagpole and flag Small fold up table, large fold up table Rope lights, awning lights 20A extension cord, extra drinking water hose, 30A extension. Cable I’ve sure there’s something I missed!!!!!
dodge guy 07/20/19 04:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Motor Whine

Chassis? Motor? Year? We need a a bit more info! Could be as simple as an exhaust leak or an AC compressor. Can’t really diagnose a noise on a website.
dodge guy 07/20/19 04:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: High mile gas engine trucks

100k miles isn’t anything anymore. Even 200k isn't out of the question.
dodge guy 07/18/19 11:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Annual clean/wax/seal

Wash, polish, and wax your RV will double trade in value /sarcasm Inspect yes, but that's a lot of work for very little value. One think I might consider is a rubber roof sealant, but most issues don't come from the rubber roof, but instead seem to come from aging dicor or rtv. Wish,wax,polish is not about trade in value. It’s about pride in ownership! And yes detailing will get you up close and find little things that you may not normally discover.
dodge guy 07/18/19 05:53am Beginning RVing
RE: Help!!! Frame broke

I figure our everyday camping gear with food and water exceeds 1,500. 1'500, that's a lot of gear. Once on a whim I took everything out of my trailer and weighed each item one by one (well I measured the utensils as a complete drawer etc) for a total of 263 pounds. So I can see where the OP truly didn't have that much stuff in the trailer. I would be very careful about getting the rig weighed if you don't have to...if everyone is in a pissing match and it shows up over the GVWR, both insurance and manufacture could point to that say it was all your fault. Getting it weighed is probably a moot point now. But I would still get it weighed so I know what's going on. If for some reason the scale says you are overloaded then throw the scale ticket away and move on. I always say to add 1200-1500 lbs to the dry weight because you will add more than what you think. Your 263lbs sounds awfully low!
dodge guy 07/16/19 05:45am Travel Trailers
RE: thoughts on our 2019 Rubicon

Yep, I’ve seen a couple of those in the wranglers now. Someone is making a lot of money. Wish I would’ve came up with it!
dodge guy 07/15/19 07:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas TV for a year long trip

I haven’t read all the reply’s but I would go with a gas HD truck. Unless you are buying a pre DEF truck I wouldn’t want the hassle of being stuck in the side of the road for hours waiting to be towed somewhere. Because of current emissions the new diesels are not as reliable as they used to be. Give me a gasser over a diesel. I’ll take the hit on fuel mileage knowing I’ll make it to my destination.
dodge guy 07/15/19 11:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Help!!! Frame broke

Typical RV manuf BS claim to get out of repairing something that should never fail! I would get your insurance involved. I would also put a call in to the NHTSA! They need to know what kind of failures are on our highways.
dodge guy 07/15/19 11:15am Travel Trailers
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