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RE: Locating In-Bed 7-Pin

My truck came from the factory with a wiring harness tucked up between the cab and box. I put a 6 pin in ahead of the wheelwell when I had a truck camper when I bought the 5th wheel I added a 7 pin next to it
hornet28 02/11/22 07:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Multiple Buyers. Who gets the RV?

I might have worded it a bit differently than the OP, but (I think I'm with Crowe on this), if I told someone that I'd contact them at some point (i.e. back in town), I'd feel like that was a commitment not to sell until that contact was made. I've experienced just that and the buyer/looker wasn't in any hurry to come. So what would you do then, continue to wait for them to make up their mind when to come? Reading the original question he did contact the out of town buyer/looker who maybe could have come sooner but didn't. Why not? Unless he told the man he'd hold it until he got there or he knows for sure the guy is on his way I don't see where people figure he owes the guy the right to first refusal. Also the guy should have known his wife wouldn't approve of the door location before driving 4 hrs one way. Lookyloos are a dime a dozen which so far is all the seller has had. Some have mention about keeping your word I didn't read anything that said the seller led anyone on or made any promises
hornet28 01/31/22 10:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Multiple Buyers. Who gets the RV?

AND - - - That is exactly WHY it goes to the first person with cash in hand.... Never turn down cash, if you let it walk, it MAY not walk back AND - - - this is part of why we are becoming an uncivilized society-no respect, no keeping your word, no concept of fairness. Thankfully the OP has enough of a conscience to at least ask for advice. While some of you talk a good game about the money I've no doubt if someone broke their promise to offer you first look you would be very unhappy. A man is only as good as his word. Where have all the good men gone? ** QOUTE - We have another buyer who contacted us over a week ago when we were out of town. We told him when we get back we'll contact him and he plans on coming tomorrow. He lives about 4 hours away." AT NO POINT did the OP state they promised they would show... They simply stated they would notify him when they got back into town... I have plenty of respect, BUT... when someone says they need to run it by their other half, that is NO WAY a SOLID sale.... NEVER is it This doesn't even make sense. OP said he would contact original potential buyer when he, the OP, got back in town. Potential buyer said he'd be there the next day. BOTH stated they would be there. Promise is implied. As far as the wife issue-not relevant. If you sell things very often you know that "NO SHOWS" are a fact. That's why I ask them to call when they are leaving
hornet28 01/31/22 10:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Multiple Buyers. Who gets the RV?

This reminds me of an experience I had 30 yrs ago. I was very interested in a car about 900 mi away. Of course this was before the internet so all correspondence with the seller was by ph. The agreement was that I would be there on Sunday afternoon right after he got home from church. I called from a motel on Sat night to let him know where I was and that I would be there the next day when he got home. I was told he had another guy coming and whoever got there first with the money was the buyer. I told him I thought we had an agreement that he would wait for me to get there when it was a 2 day drive and that I wasn't going race someone there nor go any further. I left the next day in another direction and found a different car that I still have.
hornet28 01/31/22 09:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Multiple Buyers. Who gets the RV?

When someone calls about something I have for sale I always ask them to call as they are leaving for my place. That way I know they are on their way and if someone else calls I ask them to wait until the other guy has seen it. If he walks away without leaving a deposit he drops off the list and the other guy has a chance
hornet28 01/31/22 07:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Multiple Buyers. Who gets the RV?

^^^Not just in the RV world it's everywhere.^^^ One thing I do is dismiss what I call "Bebacks" they are seldom back. One story I'm fond of telling potential buyers is about a Corvette I had for sale in 92. A fellow came and wanted to buy it. He left saying he was going to his bank to get the cash, I only accept cash, so here it is almost 30 years later and apparently his bank is a long ways away as he still isn't back
hornet28 01/30/22 05:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5th wheel purchase pitfalls???

I guess you guys don't understand how inspections work - either the buyer has a mobile tech come and look it over or the buyer arranges for the seller to deliver it to a local service / repair center. You are right that you should not give a person the trailer and say see you tomorrow, but as a buyer, you want to know your not purchasing someone's problem. I didn't have mine inspected and it cost me about $3K in issues that weren't obvious. As a buyer, I would expect to pay a deposit on a condition of if it doesn't pass I'm not buying this thing. If the person you are buying from is as rude and not willing to let you have it inspected, then don't buy from them - they are hiding something. I said they can have it inspected or do it themselves as much as they want. If someone wants to consider me rude because it doesn't leave unless paid for, that's OK they aren't the only fish in the sea. When I bought our current 5er used I looked at and purchased it in less than 2 hrs. I don't dink around wasting peoples time
hornet28 01/30/22 05:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel purchase pitfalls???

I can tell you for fact, you ain’t taking my trailer anywhere until you pay for it. You can have as many people as you want come look at, but it ain’t going anywhere. I understand your point . But the trailer is only worth what someone is willing to pay. If seller refuses inspection and ultimately the sale, I move on. In the end if the trailer is worthwhile , we both suffer the loss. I'm 100% behind what nickthehunter says. If I have a trailer for sale it's not leaving without being paid for in full. I'll let anyone inspect it or have it inspected to their hearts content but it's not leaving until I have cash in hand. If someone can't understand that in this day and age of scammers and thieves that's their problem not mine
hornet28 01/29/22 08:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Negotiating Trade-In

Just a few words of caution in these times. Certified or Cashiers checks are not always legit, check them out. Wire transfers are safer. Have someone around when you meet buyers. No checks of any kind. Cash always works. As far as the amount a neighbor sold his trailer last year for 19K and asked for cash which the buyer brought him from 5 hrs away. I've always heard a wire can be ok but I've never done one
hornet28 01/28/22 08:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Negotiating Trade-In

Is the CW offer in writing or just verbal? If not in writing without an expiration date you don't have a solid offer it's just so many words
hornet28 01/28/22 11:13am General RVing Issues
RE: U-Bolts breaking during installation

With him having to drill the holes in the frame he must have a universal type hitch. I've not seen a hitch designed for a specific application needing holes drilled. An engineer should be able to figure that out. It sounds like someone trying make do with a cheap set up
hornet28 01/28/22 08:38am Tech Issues
RE: Help me plan our trip - The Dakotas

docsouce, watch out for pheasants on the Enchanted Highway you wouldn't want to hit one they are huge
hornet28 01/25/22 08:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rims for 350

2. I guess I'm the only guy in the world that finds black wheels, well, just ugly. What happened to the beautiful polished alloy wheels that look great on literally everything? I honestly feel that a group of auto execs got together and said "hey guys, if we can equip vehicles with black wheels that we can produce waaaay cheaper than alloy wheels, and at the same time convince our buyers that they are really good looking, we can add to the bottom-line in a big way!" I guess if it worked for Christian Louboutin painting the soles of women's shoes red, then charging over a grand a pair for them, why couldn't such a scheme work in the auto industry . . . and by golly, it has! Tell me I'm not the only person alive that has an aversion to black wheels . . . or am I?? I'm with you
hornet28 01/22/22 10:14am Towing
RE: The world of tow vehicles would be a better place if

I want super singles tucked under the SRW fenders instead of a dually. Going to be a bit narrower between the wheel wells and that is fine by me. If all you drive on is dry pavement or gravel they would be fine. But get any moisture, rain, snow even wet grass and you wouldn't like them. Back in the late 70's and early 80's I had a CC LB with what then was a large tire, 12.00 X 16.5 that truck could get stuck if you spit on the grass and rolled over it. Those were on 10" rims. I think what you want is wider yet so what about hydroplaning also
hornet28 01/20/22 08:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Custer State Park. 175 site new camp proposal

Did you comprehend what you read. It's not an expansion of an existing campground but going into a somewhat wild area of Custer State Park that according to the article is a prime Elk habitat. Also according to the article the Elk population is down from what the GFP has targeted and the feeling is this is likely to have a negative affect on future growth
hornet28 01/20/22 07:42pm Beginning RVing
RE: Carhauler to RV

A car hauler with sleeping quarters. It's a 63" semi sleeper
hornet28 01/20/22 07:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Custer State Park. 175 site new camp proposal

So these destinations should be made less available and less desirable to the public? Good grief... I never said they should be made less desirable. But they do not have to be made to look like the town square either. No idea how old you are but I've seen to many beautiful areas overdeveloped to the point that, in many peoples opinion, they are no longer what made them desirable in the first place
hornet28 01/20/22 09:56am Beginning RVing
RE: Custer State Park. 175 site new camp proposal

So many times I long for things/places to be as they used to be. Dirt paths instead of paved sidewalks, dirt/gravel rds. instead of 2-4 lanes of traffic. The powers that be for popular destinations just continue to destroy the beauty that made them popular
hornet28 01/19/22 07:39am Beginning RVing
RE: The world of tow vehicles would be a better place if

Rather than drive a Powerstroke I would drink muddy water and sleep in a hollow log ! Can not beat a Cummins !!! So tell us how you really feel about Found-On-Road-Dead aka Fix-Or-Repair-Daily.
hornet28 01/13/22 10:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RV Site UP Michigan - Finger Lakes

Van Riper on the east side of Lake Michigamme off U.S. 41 between Marquette and L'Anse is nice campground. Another nice one is Muskallonge Lake north of Newberry. It sits on the north side of Muskallonge Lake and Lake Superior is a short walk across the road
hornet28 01/13/22 06:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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