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RE: De-winterizng an RV

Glad you got that sorted out at least and thanks for reporting back.
way2roll 06/04/23 01:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: F150 5.0 V8 or V6 Twin Turbo

Thanks everyone for the valuable feedback. Didn't buy either today. One was sold and the other just had too many miles for the year. I am in no rush but this info is very helpful.
way2roll 06/03/23 03:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is replacing the furnace worth it?

I think the answer is - it depends. It won't add any value to your 30 year old trailer but if you want a working furnace enough I would say, that's your answer.
way2roll 06/02/23 01:52pm Tech Issues
RE: F150 5.0 V8 or V6 Twin Turbo

Thanks for all the replies. Lots of good information. I'm taking a look at both flavors over the weekend. Both have great maintenance history which is always a plus.
way2roll 06/02/23 06:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 5.0 V8 or V6 Twin Turbo

Thanks for the replies, good info. Another question - I know it's subjective, but how many miles are too many on these trucks? I wanted to stay in the sub 140k range, but many I am seeing have 160-170k miles. Is that too many?
way2roll 06/01/23 11:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 5.0 V8 or V6 Twin Turbo

Towing, 3.5 ecoboost with the 10 spd transmission is a towing dream. yeah, Dad loved his for towing his boat.
way2roll 06/01/23 10:04am Tow Vehicles
F150 5.0 V8 or V6 Twin Turbo

Not tow vehicle related per se as we have a motorhome, but I am in the market for a used F150 just for daily driving and small projects. I had a 2007 f150 with the 5.4 for 14 years but it had it's share of issues with the engine - specifically the plugs and coil packs. From what I am seeing most used F150's in my price range come with either the v6 twin turbo or the 5.0 V8. My dad had the v6 and although plenty of power for what I need, it suffered a little turbo lag. I have heard that that the 5.0 is under powered. Any thoughts, experience, pros, cons of either of these? Thanks
way2roll 06/01/23 08:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tree Fell onto My Fifth Wheel

Update shows that a fairly large tree limb pierced the roof and through the ceiling. It is sticking into the trailer about 4 feet. Missed the AC unit, however the cover for that up top is broken. Hopefully that still works. I am afraid now that a 2007 unit will be a total loss. I could buy it back after I pay it off but for how much will determine if I want to do that at all. I have someone interested in buying it to just house guests on his property. I owe a little over 17K so I hope there is enough in there to use as a down for a smaller trailer. That sux and I am sorry to hear that. And it's not only the damage you can see it's really what you can't see that starts adding up. And if any moisture gets in the damage gets worse. It doesn't take much to total an RV. Hopefully you come out with nothing out of pocket.
way2roll 06/01/23 06:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New to RVing and In Need Of Advice! :)

A few clarifying questions; Are you wanting to RV by choice? Is this something you want to do because you think it will save you money, or are you looking to satisfy some wanderlust? I ask because full time RV'ing isn't necessarily cheaper. Are you handy at all? Because owning a used, cheaper RV and truck can be a bargain but in that price reduction you find yourself also doing a lot of work and repairs. Even newer Rv's require a bit more hands on fixing and problem solving that you might think. You never hear of anyone who has bought their last RV first. Meaning, you never know what you want until you know what you want. If a trailer or FW is your target then I would buy the biggest truck I could get my hands on in my budget. If you stick with RV'ing then the odds are you will buy another RV in a matter of a time. A larger truck doesn't confine you and offers freedom to expand to a different or bigger RV. Not to mention that a vehicle that only marginally can tow your RV is a horrible experience and can be downright dangerous.
way2roll 05/31/23 05:55am Beginning RVing
RE: De-winterizng an RV

Ok….time to admit I am dumb! Took me forever to figure out the bypass valve was nowhere on the water heater…..or at least the part on the outside of the RV. Now next stumbling block. It is apparently behind a panel in the bedroom under a closet and drawer. Even has a notice on it saying to remove the panel to get access to the water heater. How nice. Except the panel has no hinges, no pulls, no screws or any way to remove it except for somehow prying it off. My luck I would try that and destroy the panel or the frame around it. Someone tell me why I was dumb enough to buy another motor home! Is there a secret in a “guys only” manual that tells how to do this stuff? The one I am with is suffering from some mental decline and is no help at all. Figured getting an RV would be good for him to get out and enjoy before his mind is too far gone. So far have not made it out of the yard! ?????? Have you contacted the previous owner? Are you certain it's behind the water heater? Often they are near the water pump or in the wet bay.
way2roll 05/29/23 06:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brake system for 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

What kind of tow bars do you have? We have the ready elite tow bars with integrated mechanical brake. Nothing to install in the car and not invasive to electronics.
way2roll 05/26/23 12:44pm Dinghy Towing
RE: De-winterizng an RV

Could you try calling the previous owner and asking them?
way2roll 05/26/23 12:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generac shutdown issues, help!

Glad you got it sorted out. The box looks like nice work. I love a good food truck so good luck and cheers to you!
way2roll 05/26/23 06:39am Tech Issues
RE: Tree Fell onto My Fifth Wheel

Depending on your state can be different different. Some states like NC say that if the repair is 75% or more of the "value" of the vehicle, they will total it. And value is fair market value. Insurance companies won't use NADA, they use sold comps and they are usually lower than you think. Your Rv is 15 years old. My guess it will have structural, water, electrical etc etc. It doesn't help that labor is probably $120/hr. In short, my guess would be that they total it, and the value will be less than you think.
way2roll 05/25/23 11:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Motorhomes with 19.5 vs 22.5 tires

I had this same thought many years ago when shopping for a gasser. Since then we have owned 2, both with 19.5 tires and never felt like it was an issue. Both of those were smaller Class A's though. If going 34+ feet I think you'll find they come with the larger wheels. I think it's more of a capacity/spec to chassis thing than a handling one. Smaller tires are cheaper.
way2roll 05/25/23 11:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generac shutdown issues, help!

It’s not a RV so not subject to all the weird travel trailer “stuff” that virtually no one else cares about…ever, when actually using trailers. Maybe we need the payload capacity of the tow vehicle before we can talk aboot his generator too?Yes tow vehicle information is also needed. Weight can be a very significant factor for liability, severe accidents do happen. I wouldn't ignore it but to each his own... Why is tow and weight information needed for this conversation?
way2roll 05/25/23 09:26am Tech Issues
RE: Generac shutdown issues, help!

Are you getting a code? My guess is it's going into over heat shutdown mode. Open air generators are just that and require passive air around the unit to cool it. By enclosing it you are trapping all the heat. It shuts down as a self protective measure. That's my deduction, since you said it ran fine before you enclosed it and now it doesn't. If they were meant to be enclosed they would have come that way. Even vented, the pics show it's pretty buttoned up and the sound mat and foil is just insulating it's own heat.
way2roll 05/23/23 11:45am Tech Issues
RE: No power from house batterys

Problem solved. Motoring west next week. Ya Who What was the solution? Reporting back can help others.
way2roll 05/23/23 07:41am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Incredibly Rude People

I find that most people couldn't care less about anyone else. I don't even think it's a conscious thought. They just don't think about anything other than themselves. There are exceptions of course, but it's becoming more and more about "me". Often people will be inconsiderate on purpose to dare someone to say something. Like it's cool to be as provocative as possible. There are kind and considerate people out there. I try and seek them out and do my best to be one as well. Sometimes it's not easy ;-)
way2roll 05/20/23 06:45am Around the Campfire
RE: Addressing truck/wind push in a Sprinter based Class C

I think I'll try bumping up the PSI. My main concern was ride harshness with more air. It rides nice at 60 psi otherwise, temps stay good and I usually don't see any more than an 8 psi increase when they warm up. But if you guys mitigate some wind push without sacrificing ride, I may give that a shot. Certainly the easiest thing to try. Thanks!
way2roll 05/20/23 06:11am Class C Motorhomes
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