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RE: Will it be difficult to find a reliable 5er on a 20K budget

I price expecting to negotiate, it's part of buying and selling. Maybe it's just me but if a buyer doesn't attempt to negotiate sometimes I figure I made a mistake and should have priced it higher
hornet28 03/08/21 05:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: And so it begins. (In North America).

MattEd and I were talking about this yesterday. In our rural neighborhood in Michigan, if my neighbor turns on his table saw, my lights dim. We are praying that none of our neighbors goes electric, because their one vehicle will probably make the rest of us haul out the kerosene lamps.... The infrastructure is NOT in place for a bunch of kilowatt gobblers. You need to talk to someone at you electric provider. They need to put a transformer at his place. Back when I was on the farm that was done at my place so when I was welding it didn't draw the neighbors down
hornet28 03/07/21 08:46am Around the Campfire
RE: Will it be difficult to find a reliable 5er on a 20K budget

As an adjunct, if a potential buyer wanted to hook up my fifth wheel and tow it to an RV dealer for an inspection I would tell them no. The effect for that type of action would be to talk me down on my price, and impart a huge inconvenience on me, plus take the trailer off the market for a while, let alone liability issues. I would sell it to the next person with the ability to inspect it himself on site and recognize the value that it is. Not worth it for a $20k sale. I couldn't agree more. If I have something for sale it's not leaving here until paid in full. You can inspect it all you want HERE. Also when looking if you're serious carry a substantial amount of cash for at least a deposit. A stack of $100 bills in sight can help in negotiations. Be ready to buy while there if it's what you want. The last 2 I bought, from individuals, took a couple hours or better. Checking it over and negotiating can take a while. A few years ago I was about a 100 mi from home looking at one. Made the deal, paid them and waited for them to unload all their personal items then pulled it home. If you see it and want it don't hesitate buy it. Used trailers are like used cars, no two are the same
hornet28 02/28/21 04:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Oregon Coast Camping

We were in Oregon in June 19. Bullards Beach State Park across the river from Bandon was nice. We also stayed at Sea & Sand RV Park a private park which was nice also, it's north of Depoe Bay. The next place on the ocean was Cape Disappointment in Washinton just over the Columbia River
hornet28 02/26/21 06:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Excellent video on brake repacking

My comment on the environment was about the leaves and grass. You use a large piece of cardboard and that works also. Yes I have a garage, in fact I have two, the house garage and my shop which is 32'X 36'. That's where I keep my hot rods. But I don't have covered storage for the 5er
hornet28 02/26/21 02:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Excellent video on brake repacking

I sure wouldn't be doing that job in that environment, I'd be working on concrete Well some of us don't have a concrete pad, you know Rural America? I do use a much larger piece of cardboard under the wheel tho. Yes I know rural America. I live in it on 15 acres of woods. Before this I lived on a farm on a gravel road I do work like that on the concrete apron of the garage
hornet28 02/26/21 07:07am Tech Issues
RE: Excellent video on brake repacking

I sure wouldn't be doing that job in that environment, I'd be working on concrete
hornet28 02/25/21 09:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Help!!!! Travel Trailer Back in

Another tip always try to be backing to the left, much easier to see what's happening to the tailend
hornet28 02/25/21 08:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: South Lake Michigan

I would guess you haven't visited our beaches in late May or June. You will find lots of swimmers. Maybe your thinking of Lake Superior Used to keep our boat on Lake Muskegon. Unless you are doing the polar bear plunge, not many swimming on the big lake that early. Heck of lot of people don't even launch their boats until the end of May. I guess you must be from a warmer more southern area of the country. We used to skip school in the spring to go to the lake and swim. Heck there were fishing boats on Muskegon Lake in January this year
hornet28 02/25/21 06:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Will it be difficult to find a reliable 5er on a 20K budget

Three years ago I bought an 02 Cross Roads 5er and I checked that everything worked before buying. We put 7500 mi on it in one trip to the PNW and it performed flawlessly. But I also did pre trip preventive maintenance, brakes, bearings, shocks and tires. We sold it and upgraded in size to an 05 Mountaineer. Notice I said I did the maintenance not a shop so the cost was much less than if you're needing a shop to do those things. There are nice older units out there at decent prices, you just need to be patient and stay away from dealers. I've found that some like to tack $1000 to the sale price of used units for clean up. I've never bought an RV from a dealer always private individuals. Some will scoff at the following but my RV purchases have all been under $9,000 each. That's including a truck camper, TT, and 2 5er's. In 60 years of driving I've bought less than a dozen vehicles bought from dealerships I hate paying inflated prices
hornet28 02/25/21 06:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: South Lake Michigan

Early May is still going to be on the 'cool' side weather wise especially by lake Michigan. Be sure to bring along the coats. It's a great time to visit. No you won't be swimming in Lake Michigan but that's a late August/September thing.. I would guess you haven't visited our beaches in late May or June. You will find lots of swimmers. Maybe your thinking of Lake Superior
hornet28 02/23/21 10:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Navigation

Many times I like to just head in a general direction. That's exceptionally easy here in Michigans lower peninsula. Too far west and there's Lake Michigan, going east it's I-75 or lake Huron, north Mackinac Bridge. It can be very interesting just winging it enroute. For long trips out of state, get an idea of your route by using maps or Google Earth beforehand. A few years ago I was in Oklahoma City and my gps hadn't been updated for a bit. I was traveling on an expressway that the gps didn't know and it kept telling me I was offroad, but I had acquainted my self with the area I was going. When I got to me destination I asked and that highway was less than a year old
hornet28 02/18/21 12:39pm Beginning RVing
RE: Getting Started - Longer Distance Camping

By all means take your dog. We toured the PNW in 19 and traveled 7600 mi. Our Goldendoodle is a great traveler. When we went someplace he wasn't allowed, restaurant, aquarium, museum or hiking at Mt Rainier we left him in the truck with his bowl of water. He's content to stay in the truck without whining or barking, he was 4 yrs old at the time. As been said have your RV ready for a longer trip than normal and carry some repair items and tools
hornet28 02/17/21 10:50am General RVing Issues
RE: oh joy...........

If someone is going through T-400's they are doing something wrong. Towing overloaded and generating high heat, not running a large enough trans cooler or are not keeping up on filter and fluid changes. I've pulled many loaded miles with T-400 and never had one go bad. As routine maintenance I changed fluid and filter every spring plus I ran a large aftermarket trans cooler. One rig was a crew cab, 454, carrying an 11 1/2 ft camper pulling a heavy 4 horse trailer, 18K weight and one trip was 2 laneing it through the hills/mts of West Virginia
hornet28 02/15/21 08:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Not a Great Week for Travel

Not ideal but have you considered motelling it instead of hauling the 5er? That way you don't have the trailer to worry about
hornet28 02/13/21 09:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: AZ hwy 88

Did that road south to north all the way to 188 and Roosevelt Lake a few years ago in a pick-up. Did get a surprise seeing a tour bus going south while on the gravel portion
hornet28 02/10/21 05:55pm Roads and Routes
RE: Glacier National Park

We pulled into Apgar late in the afternoon in June 2019 was told last one filled 1/2 hr ago. Went to a private campground for the night and Went in the next morning and there were a lot of open sites. We were pulling a 30' at that time. That was mid week.
hornet28 02/09/21 07:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Canada law on fuel tanks

I do remember 30 (?) years ago hearing that Canada wasn't trying to stop you from having your extra tank in the bed, but they wanted to tax the fuel. Their reasoning was you were driving on their roads but not paying any taxes for road maintenance. I must say on my last trip south in my truck, which had a load, but no trailer, I made it from Anchorage to Core de Lane Idaho without buying any fuel. Made it in 64 hours. Bill That must be some tank
hornet28 02/08/21 08:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tow Vehicle Liability Insurance

I have Progressive ins on my ATV. My insurance agent does the shopping for me. My car, truck, camper (agreed value) and ATV trailer (agreed value) are all covered by German Town Ins. Until she signed me up with them I had never heard of them. One no-fault claim on my truck with absolutely no issues. If I were you I'd check real close on that supposed "agreed value" claim. I think if you really check it out it's "stated value" which is much different than agreed value
hornet28 02/04/21 02:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anybody still tow with an old GM?

^Unicorn truck. Nice! Thanks - I really like the color combination on your squarebody - I wish they would come up with a good two-tone combo on new GM trucks. Just take your truck to a body shop you trust and have them spray whatever color combo you want. That's what I did with my 07 it was solid blue/gray when I bought it. https://i.imgur.com/FrkNMJhl.jpg
hornet28 02/01/21 08:30am Tow Vehicles
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