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RE: New group of Newbies

I highly doubt any RV manufacture will lower MSRP's even when RV parts supplies meet demand. Actual purchase prices will fall once RV demand vs supply is meet. Used RV prices are high because there's not enough new ones for sale. Used prices will drop when new ones are plentiful. Right now I'm glad we bought our 2019 TT in 2019 and din't wait another year. Same with our 2019 truck we bough in Sept of 2020. Got a killer deal on trade in and $$$$$ off MSRP of the new truck. Now is a lousy time to want to buy an RV or truck. While some dealers have lots of RV's for sale, many don't. And the ones that do don't always have what you want. Seems like most of the popular models are in very short supply while the oddball floor plans or even the lesser quality RV's are in greater supply.
goducks10 07/25/21 05:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Great Tow Capacity - Bad Payload Capacity... Increase PL?

Per Ram the 2016 Mega 6.7 4x4 has a 6500 RAWR and a base rear weight of 3084 lbs leaving 3416 lbs for pin and other stuff. Of course the model options change that so what.
goducks10 07/25/21 09:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Which tire do I buy?

@3640 lbs each X 2 = 7280 lbs. Your truck has a RAWR of 6,000 lbs unless you have a Mega cab of Box Off version. Not really any reason to need more load rating in a tire. Westlakes are garbage as far as ST tires go. I would stick with common brands like Michelin, Goodyear, Dunlop, etc.
goducks10 07/25/21 09:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Airstreams and compressor fridges?

You get to choose between 12V and 120V when you order. Whichever you choose, you're stuck with. Our house bank is 48VDC and inverter always on, so we decided to go with 120V. It's an easy DIY project, if you're handy. We went with the conversion because we camp at high elevation, don't always level, know about the fire risks associated with (especially unlevel) absorption units, etc. And of course, we have enough solar/battery to comfortably opt for the consistency and other benefits of a compressor unit. That's something you have to account for, depending on how you camp. I've since replaced the unit with a Haier 9.8 cu. ft. apartment fridge, which has the same exterior cabinet size but a lot more usable space inside, and uses roughly the same energy. With the conversion, you're stuck with the same usable space as the fridge you start with. A 7.5 cu. ft. Norcold vs 9.8 cu. ft fridge residential, and in our case, the space is important enough to justify the change. According to the Haier safety instructions that fridge is not supposed to be installed in an enclosure. http://pdf.lowes.com/useandcareguides/688057309156_use.pdf?_gl=1*1wc67qi*_gcl_aw*R0NMLjE2MjcxMzU4NzMuQ2owS0NRanc5TzZIQmhDckFSSXNBRHg1cUNRamRTUG1MTlZuYjExLXVDQjljZjQ0OHZ5djZoS2p5dm5GRGVWUWJ0alBRZzZCdzV4TWQyWWFBbjZ1RUFMd193Y0I.*_gcl_dc*R0NMLjE2MjcxMzU4NzMuQ2owS0NRanc5TzZIQmhDckFSSXNBRHg1cUNRamRTUG1MTlZuYjExLXVDQjljZjQ0OHZ5djZoS2p5dm5GRGVWUWJ0alBRZzZCdzV4TWQyWWFBbjZ1RUFMd193Y0I. I've read so many instructions PDF's from 120V fridges and most all small (10 cu.ft and under) 120V home fridges don't make the cut for RV install.
goducks10 07/24/21 08:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Consequences of RVing’s Unprecedented Surge

This article is 10 months old. Looks like RV sales never slowed down. https://rvbusiness.com/ssi-65303-retail-sales-in-may-12th-straight-record-month/
goducks10 07/10/21 10:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Pros and Cons of Tankless water heaters in RV

As far as I know tankless only run on propane. Not sure how much they use but being on FH you still need propane. FWIW my wife and I have never run out of hot water with our 10gal WH. I can't imagine needing to stand in a small RV shower that long anyways. Get in and get out.
goducks10 07/09/21 06:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Oregon rules for pumping gasoline & covid-19

Here in backwards Oregon, our can't pump your own gas state fuel is cheaper than the pump your own sates around us. WA, CA and ID. I will admit I love pumping my own diesel until some jerk leaves his vehicle blocking the pumps. During the winter when it rains more than it's sunny it's nice to be able to stay in your car and keep dry and warm while filling up.
goducks10 07/09/21 09:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Oregon rules for pumping gasoline & covid-19

First: It's only gas that falls under pumping regulations, not diesel. So most places will allow you to pump your own diesel, and many require you to so they don't get caught in the "you filled it with gas" Second: Oregon passed a new regulation that outlines where self serve is allowed. basically smaller population counties and areas. you'll see signs that say "self serve" "self serve only" etc. Figure that most rural areas are likely self serve Third: Oregon has occasionally relaxed the self serve for short periods of time, like during Covid, during the recent heat wave etc. The fuel station right up the road from me has a sign on the diesel pump that says that they want owners of diesel vehicles to pump their own for that very reason. FWIW in Oregon MC riders are allowed and even prompted to pump their own. Most station attendants don't want a thing to do with an MC tank and gas.
goducks10 07/08/21 02:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: US101 Northern California

We got stuck in that this spring. We hit it around 10:15 so only had to sit for 45 mins. Had 2-3 bars 4G so all was good. Plus had a toilet behind me. We didn't know about it and went from Redding to Arcadia for a couple nights. One of the other park guests told us. It was a toss up to go back to Redding to Grants Pass or sit in the delay. We figured sitting in the delay was cheaper. Plus Hwy 199 to GP is a lot prettier than form Redding to GP.
goducks10 07/06/21 10:24am Roads and Routes
RE: 2013 Ram 6.7 With Some Motor Issues

I ran my EB for 6 years straight towing and not towing. Granted I only put 60,000 miles on my 2012 CTD but it never hand any turbo issues. But I think I will rethink my thinking on running the EB 100% of the time.
goducks10 07/03/21 05:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Grand Design Quality

We purchased our GD 260RD in March, 2021 took delivery April, 2021 - went camping one time (June 11, 2021) came home & slide wouldn't go back out. Its been at the dealer since. Got parts then needed more parts. These parts come from various manufactures that GD works with. Everything is under warranty but the process to get "approval" is stupid. It's a brand new RV...just how long should approval take. Bottom line is this all this falls on GD and their quality control measures. A brand new RV should not be having these problems. Also if they had listened to the dealer in the first place and approved the parts the dealer said was needed, we wouldn't be waiting on more parts. I'm very disappointed with this RV. If I'm lucky enough to get it back for a planned trip to Maine I will be selling it as soon as I get home. And maybe start the whole process over again. I suggest you hang out on all the brand forums for a couple months. Or are you getting out of RV'ing?
goducks10 07/02/21 03:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2022 Toyota Tundra Reveal

Toyota managed to keep the 5.7 (and same drivetrain) in production 14 years (2007-2021) without any dramatic drop in sales. Allowed Toyota to squeeze max profit per unit due to dramatically lower R&D and production costs. Ford introduced the very successful, popular 3.5 Ecoboost in 2011. After 11 years. Toyota finally decides to jump on-board with their own twin-turbo V6 for the 2022 Tundra. It would appear folks don't buy Tundras for their latest technology or raw powertrain performance. So what keeps 'em competitive? Laurels. "to be satisfied with past success and do nothing to achieve further success."
goducks10 07/02/21 10:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: 12 volt refrigerator

I have a GE 9.8 cu.ft 12V only fridge and while it has some pro's it also has some cons. Pro's are 25% more interior space, fits in the same cutout as a Norcold 8cu.ft fridge, doesn't need propane, cools down faster sometimes. Con's doesn't hold the temp as well in really hot weather, makes a slight humming sound vs zero noise form a Norcold, will drain the batteries faaster. My 12V fridge sucks power pretty good. It will take down my 4 6V GC batts in 2 days or less without solar. I have 400W of solar and when the TT is left at home on solar only in full sun all day and the fridge running my Victron app shows a low of 12.5V and a high of 14.4-5V for a full day/nights usage. However when camping and under normal use without full sun everyday all day I need to run the gen for 3-4 hours. When hooked to shore power it's all good of course. Would I get another? Yes but not a GE. I would get a Vitrifrigo fridge. More money but less amp draw and better track record than all the China stuff.
goducks10 07/02/21 10:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Registration fee for 5th wheel in AZ

Gotta collect some revenue some how some way when you have no or very little state taxes. One way or another it all adds up to what each state thinks it needs to operate on.
goducks10 07/02/21 09:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bike rack extension

https://www.harborfreight.com/dual-hitch-extender-69881.html?cid=paid_google|||69881&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=&utm_content=&gclid=CjwKCAjww-CGBhALEiwAQzWxOgldEq5bHKmGWKub3fuOdpBN2VvaLLkryJWMcI8Fa6QBheYEzeaBUBoC_S0QAvD_BwE
goducks10 06/27/21 07:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Helper springs or air bags?

Slight sag is normal. Most trucks have the rears higher so when loaded they're level or so with the front. You wouldn't want the truck level to start with and load it up. If so the headlights would point up to high. If it tows fine then leave it. FWIW the front is more critical. Set the front properly and the rear is what it is. You don't need the rear to be at the OEM height when hitched.
goducks10 06/26/21 01:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My prediction for the future..

I gave a very insightful reply yesterday, but the moderator is a liberal I assume and does not like anyone who has read the ingredients in the "shot" including mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, micro magnets and other , many other toxins. My comment was, dont take the jab! This will soon be deleted too. RV net is a communist CCP propaganda site I guess... Any same Mod would delete a troll.
goducks10 06/26/21 01:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Helper springs or air bags?

I'd just go with Summo or Timbrens. I prefer Summo's myself. Both will sit an inch or so above the axle so the unloaded ride remains the same. Unlike bags where you need 5psi in them On a lighter weight 1/2 ton even 5 psi can affect the ride.
goducks10 06/25/21 11:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: My prediction for the future..

RV sales have been booming for 10 years. Covid just added some gas to the fire. Even without Covid sales RV sales would be hot. Besides the added Covid buyers added to the 2020 market, RV manufactures were shutdown for a while as well as the parts issue. I was at my brands factory last year in Oct and they had a huge amount of TT's/5er's sitting on their lot waiting for AC units. They also cut back on production because they had a huge backlog of undelivered units. The dealer where I bought my TT in Portland Or still has diddle for inventory. As do most of the dealers in my area. Things won't change much IMO. MSRP's won't fall but deals will be easier after this year as supplies increase. CG's will still be full. Or at least the popular ones will. If you aren't proactive you get left behind in reserving spots.
goducks10 06/25/21 10:22am General RVing Issues
RE: KZ Connect C231RBKSE Refrigerator Quit Working

It must be the newer stuff. We had a Norcold 6 cu.ft in our previous 5er for 6 years. Worked perfect from day 1 until we sold it. Even in hot temps all I did was move the temp setting from 4 to 5. 70% of the time it was on 4. Only when temps stayed under 50 ish did we move the setting to 3. the NX8 we had worked fine for the 1st season which we did a lot of camping as the wife retired in late spring. Probably 70-80 nights. Then 2020 Covid hit and with the parks shutdown and other stuff we only managed 30 nights or so. Half way through the 2020 summer the NX8 started to act funny. wouldn't cool down as quick and then it kept taking a higher temp setting until it finally wouldn't cool at all. Really disappointing.
goducks10 06/22/21 05:40pm Travel Trailers
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