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RE: RV width

Oliver Trailers have a 23 and a half foot trailer that is 7 foot wide. They also have a thin fifth wheel as well, I believe. Be prepared, though, they are pricey, but they have pretty good quality components. And, other than the price, the only downside, in my opinion, is they don't have a traditional shower (I think they call the shower/bathroom a wet bath??). Marv
marpel 02/15/21 07:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV parked for a lengthy period

Thanks for the replies. To answer a couple questions - The trailer was winterized for the 19/20 winter, but was not de-winterized in the spring/summer of 20, so it has sat as is since then. Battery was removed at the time of winterizing and has been on a maintenance/trickle charger since then. I have periodically checked the interior and exterior. I anticipate it will remain so until the spring/summer of next year, at least. Marv
marpel 12/12/20 06:45pm General RVing Issues
RV parked for a lengthy period

With winter here, in conjunction with the previous year of Covid, I suspect many have not used/are not using their RVs as much as in normal times. I have a travel trailer that has remained dormant since the fall of 2019, in fact, it hasn't even been de-winterized for 2020. I ensure the tires are maintained/inflated and do routine checks of the components, but nothing else. Is there some extraordinary care, especially I suppose for motorhomes and their engines, that is recommended for extremely lengthy dormant periods? Marv
marpel 12/12/20 04:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: GM 6.2L 420hp and 10-speed

As my current Sierra 1500/6.2/3:73 is getting on in age and will need replacing in the next year-ish, this new one is of interest. Either that or the 6.8 (I think, off the top of my head). Two specific things - We pull a 21 foot, 4000lb fully loaded trailer, a lot between here (BC Canada) and Denver Co. and at 64-ish mph, I have to drive in 5th all the way on the flats (2300 rpm), and gear down on the inclines, of course. It just barely holds 5th and even when cresting a minor underpass, it will sometimes gear down - and I got the 6.2 because, at that time, it was the only unit that did not have the AFM, which GM were having issues with. So, do you think the extra HP/torque will solve the 5th gear issue and allow the vehicle to stay in OD (on the flats, I realize hills are a different story)? And, do the new vehicles still have AFM (or whatever they call it now)? And if so, have the previous issues been resolved? Marv
marpel 11/12/20 08:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: CDN Snowbirds getting their RV's across....

They are not breaking any rules. And it works both ways. Americans can fly into Canada (and they did a lot of that through the summer, many US visitors on Vancouver Island), but they can't drive across the border, unless they are driving to Alaska. However, tell me how someone who is driving to Alaska spends a few days on the Island? So, "the rules don't apply" is not just restricted to us Canucks. And what "drives me around the bend" is someone not getting all the facts before making comment. Marv
marpel 11/11/20 08:40pm General RVing Issues
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