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RE: Class A quality

I'm of the opinion that most, if not all, RVs are poorly designed and poorly built. I've had issues, some serious, with everything from a pop-up, Class As and Cs, and now the FW. OTOH, if they were built to better standards, I couldn't afford them.
phillyg 10/23/21 07:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow Dolly Woe

I would think/hope any trailer shop that sells boat trailers would be able to service a tow dolly.
phillyg 10/22/21 08:54am Truck Campers
RE: Changing a tire yourself

If I was desperate to get off the roadside I could change a tire if necessary. OTOH, I'd wait for road service if the turnaround time was reasonable. The two times I've used my GEICO road service was for the tow vehicle and the longest wait was two hours.
phillyg 10/22/21 08:51am Class C Motorhomes
RE: New Tire Question

I was disappointed the few times I strayed from Michelin.
phillyg 10/15/21 06:27am Travel Trailers
RE: I need help removing my broken water heater drain plug

Go to the hardware store and buy a "sprinkler riser removal tool." I have removed several with one of these, works perfect. https://www.homedepot.com/p/1-2-in-and-3-4-in-Plastic-Nipple-Extractor-26076/100203404 Excellent suggestion! If that doesn't work, melting it out might work, and I wouldn't worry about any getting inside.
phillyg 10/11/21 07:57am Tech Issues
RE: "All-terrain" step stool??

Allow me to be a wisenhimer(sp) and opine that wood blocks can be helpful.
phillyg 10/11/21 07:54am Tech Issues
RE: Captain chair/sofa upholstery

I don't know how yours are made, but they typically disassemble to get thru the door.
phillyg 10/07/21 07:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires again

I'm included in the Sailun crowd, but I'm not liking what I've heard here and other sites about the recent made in Vietnam Sailuns.
phillyg 10/07/21 07:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 50A Power Cord Reel

I don't have one, but it's on my someday list, maybe.
phillyg 10/06/21 06:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Question about tires..smell? Temp?

Nothing to be concerned about IMHO, but you should invest in an infrared temp gauge. My rears will always show higher temps when pulling my fiver.
phillyg 10/04/21 07:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2021 No Bo 19.5 bent axle

The No Bo 19.5 has full sized tires, and a curb weight of around 3500 lb + another 1300 pounds of carrying capacity, and it was NOT heavily loaded- no fresh, grey, or black water- just food and clothes for a week. Doesn't matter if the axle was barely adequate from the factory. Regardless, if it's damaged and affecting a tire, it needs to be replaced and/or upgraded.
phillyg 10/03/21 07:13am Travel Trailers
RE: 4 season package?

Google heartlandrvs.com and look for a 2018 sales brochure.
phillyg 10/03/21 07:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Which old motorhome to buy

Newmar and Foretravel come to mind. Also know there are some snooty campgrounds that don't like converted school busses, no matter how good they've been done.
phillyg 09/29/21 06:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: I'm actually in favor of high cancelation fees....

I get frustrated, too. I can't begin to tell how many sites I see vacant in FL state and local parks for days at a time, and yet its difficult to reserve sites. Perhaps someone smarter than me can find a solution.
phillyg 09/28/21 07:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Touchy subject - proper toilet paper for black tank

We use nothing special, never a problem.
phillyg 09/28/21 06:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Cleaning the outside of the 5'er do to oxidation

I've powerwashed a few RVs before waxing. Be careful around windows and slide seals.
phillyg 09/27/21 08:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tow hall mode

Assuming it's a Ford chassis, it's not necessary to use TH all the time. All it does is change the shift points, and it seems most effective at downshifting on deceleration. I use it to keep the RPMs in the sweet spot. If you're pulling a toad, you might use it more.
phillyg 09/17/21 09:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5er accidents

I'm sorry, well, not really. If you don't know its back there, something's wrong. I can say my 10,000lb boat and trailer, on the hitch receiver, compared to my 15,000lb FW on a FW hitch, do tow differently, but I always know they are there. People can get in trouble easily from a lack of skill, speed, poor maintenance, overloading, unseen road hazards, other stoopid drivers, and bad weather (sometimes seems like all the above). My only advice is to match tow vehicles to the load, keep speed reasonable, keep head on a swivel and keep up with maintenance.
phillyg 09/08/21 09:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire Failure

I am an Anti-Chinese tire person. How much evidence does one need to understand the problem? Me too, but the OP needed to get back on the road and had no other choice.
phillyg 09/07/21 07:54am General RVing Issues
RE: looking to buying a new class A we have questions ???

Covid has nothing to do with shoddy work IMHO. RVs mfgrs. have been building less that acceptable units for years before now.
phillyg 09/06/21 02:11pm Class A Motorhomes
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