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RE: Towing Advice

Not sure about the equalizer hitch, but my Blue Ox has different spring bars for different tongue weights. Could you need to change those out??
wowens79 01/14/21 02:29pm Towing
RE: Disney World 12/21

If doing Disney stay at Fort Wilderness when going to the park. Its worth it just to see the campground, if staying in the area for a while, I'd stay at the Fort the days you are going to do the park, and then elsewhere the rest of the time. Central FL has lots of incredible natural springs that the manatees move into in the winter, it is worth the time to visit some of those if you can work it into the trip. If you have the time the Keys are incredible, but you need to be booking sites now.
wowens79 01/13/21 02:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Opinion on Resort fees

As a weekend warrior for now, location is more important than price or manmade amenities. I'll pay $100 for a waterfront site on the beach or bay with no pool or amenities before I'll pay $40 for a site 2 miles from the water with a pool and waterslides. My son will leave for college in August, so at that point with us working from home we are considering traveling some while working. At that point either really good wifi, or strong LTE/5G service will be important.
wowens79 01/13/21 02:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Chock RV on snow/ice. NEED HELP!!!

I’d just keep driving south.
wowens79 01/09/21 09:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: August cammping

It has been getting harder to get into campgrounds for the last 5 years for us weekend warriors with kids. My youngest starts college in August, and we are working from home, so we are hoping to be able to work from the beach for a week or two this fall. Here in the southeast, the State Parks and COE campgrounds on the lake or beach stay booked on the weekends almost a year in advance. I know a few people that will grab a site for every weekend of the summer, then cancel the ones they don't want at the cancelation deadline.
wowens79 01/04/21 12:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

If you can move it forward or backwards on the vehicle it can help. Great idea on the ropes around it.
wowens79 12/27/20 09:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Going back to gasser based on needs (need advice)

For what you are towing, you do not need a diesel and having one would be a want. I would recommend trying to find a friend or someone you know with a modern gas HD truck and see if they will let you tow with it. Another option is to see if you can rent one for a day from places like U-haul, Home Depot, and so on. Most of the time they are fairly new and renting one for a day is cheap. This may help in the decision making process and it is better to find out in a rental that you can take back versus a purchased vehicle than you can't. Not a bad idea. There may be other commercial fleet rentals within an hour of where we live. Thanks! Enterprise Truck rental rents Ram 2500 BigHorns with the 6.4 and 3.73 gears. I priced renting one, and could get it for like $60 a day. They sold a bunch of their fleet off back in the summer. I thought about grabbing one, but really want a 3500 with 4.10 gears.
wowens79 12/17/20 08:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: February trip south on the East Coast

The different springs in central Florida are amazing. Many are just pretty to look, but many offer kayaking going down stream, not real demanding. Honestly I live on the edge of Atlanta, and I would avoid it like the plague. The mountains in North GA are really nice with some great state parks.
wowens79 12/16/20 07:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Another tire question

E is a code for the number of plys in the sidewall, and affects the weight rating.
wowens79 12/12/20 08:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing challenges with flagstaff 25FKS

With that size camper a 2500 gasser would be ideal. Yes the diesel will get 12-13mpg towing, and the gasser will get 8-9mpg. But the diesel is $10,000 more, and has higher maintenance costs. Most estimate the fuel savings of the diesel pays for itself somewhere around 200k miles of towing. Now if you plan to tow 14-15k lbs the diesel is the way to go.
wowens79 12/12/20 08:18am Travel Trailers
RE: 6.6 Ram

I've been looking at 2500/3500 SRW from all the big 3 to pull my TT. There are not many out there, and they are not at good prices, especially the Ford 7.3. Seems like you have a good truck, I'd wait 6-12 months and see if prices go down. Seems like the new gassers are either very popular, or they aren't making many.
wowens79 12/10/20 09:17am Truck Campers
RE: RV Entry Stairs - Replacement ???

We put on a set of the Lippert steps. They feel really split, and I like the wide upper step. The thing I don’t like, and I think it is the same on all of them is the pins on the adjustable legs. They need to come up with a better way to adjust.
wowens79 12/09/20 04:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Complaints about Cost of Mhs vs Motels

As the cost of the RV goes up, the idea of saving money by RVing instead of a hotel goes away. We started with a pop up we bought barely used for $6k, and towed it with a vehicle we already had,so no added tow vehicle expense. We did 2 week long trips, and numerous long weekends every year, after 9 years, we sold it for $5k. A set of tires, and an anting were the only expenses we had. We saved tons of money staying in that little camper. Our current TT, we probably will break even over 5-10 years. It also depends on how many nights a year you use it. We still work full time, so our number of days are limited. When we retire, we’d like to spend a few months a year on the road, so that would bring the cost per night down.
wowens79 12/07/20 04:38am General RVing Issues

We looked at a Pathfinder, and they look great, and the interiors are awesome. My wife was ready to take it home on the spot, and googling Pathfinder problems found all kinds of tranny issues. They weren’t holding up under normal use. No way I’d tow with one.
wowens79 12/04/20 08:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Travel Trailer Insurance

If he only wants liability insurance, he may want to check into just a umbrella liability policy.
wowens79 12/03/20 06:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Awning problem! All it does is click.

Edit: mine is a lippert, looks like the dometic motor is $$$ My motor died, and was doing the same thing. Ordered a replacement from Amazon, and took like 15 min to replace it. Cost was under $100
wowens79 12/02/20 04:57am Tech Issues
RE: Poor Sales and Service policies

So we brought a brand new camper, had to leave it in the shop for almost 3 months... they refused to fix a lot of the jobs to make it brand new I mean spanking new as we brought it thinking it was off the shelf. We noticed parts where missing broken or not working so we returned it to get fixed they said they would go from top to bottom in the service department to make it right, okay so this is brand new and we had to return it, yet pay the insurance and loan, in this time. We got a service report of all the fixing they were doing and parts they had to order to make it complete. May times my questions were avoided in have you fixed this or that? Finally, after almost 3 months of owning this super great brand-new camper that was being repaired fixed or parts replaced we get a message that the camper is ready... all jobs have been done. We made the appointment to come in and collect, we were running late and rang to say we were 10 minutes behind. So we went in and the lady said to my wife, sign this, and I will show you what we have done and you can be on your way. Oh, what a big mistake. We noticed some jobs were not done and others they said were not covered by warranty? What the missing parts on my camper or broken when you sold it to us is not covered by warranty? The wallpaper that they said was ordered and replaced was never done, I told her you are making me and yourself look foolish. They never went from top to bottom to fix it as if it came off the shelf without missing or broken parts. My radio sound system was not working, the screen door latches still not replaced, gee top to bottom my ass. The fan in the bathroom does not work, the lights on the awning still not working. The solar cover you said was replaced, which was missing from the day we purchased it is still not replaced... I was thinking for Fk sake you're pulling the wool over my eyes again, sure it took 3 weeks to authorize one piece of floor stripping for the slide-out. And the excuses from her mouth kept on coming... then she said well we don't have the part for the solar light cover, I will post it Monday and you can put it on. this never arrived also. This job and that job is not a warranty issue or not covered by warranty... they sold us a comper not fully functioning and we addressed it, and you were going to make it right, from top to bottom. The clip broke on the sway bars, and you were going to fix this also, as I was told this can happen and now you want to charge me $130 because you know what I have done, reversing with the level bars? And that is not covered by warranty also even that you installed them? The excuses have been endless. I wrote to them and did not get a reply as to who authorized the jobs were completed when in fact and some jobs were half done or not at all. I got no reply...Back. Camping world corporate office contacted me and said they would make it right, I dealt with some woman who started off being helpful on the call then she started playing some brain game solicitor tricks. Then she told me what happened when your wife was asked to sign the form when she went to comping world to collect the Travel Trailer she signed the jobs was done before she went outside to inspect the jobs they said was done and be on your way. The penny dropped we were conned and scammed before we knew it. The woman started to preach to me how the camping world has done the jobs because your wife signed it. She started preaching about when you buy a new or second-hand camper you still need to do fix things. I kept trying to explain that it is a new camper how do I need to fix things that are broken missing or don't work it is a brand-new camper. If the camper that is new is not covered by warranty for the missing parts broken or needed repair before we brought it, and you're telling me I need to pay to fix it, you're telling me I am stupid. And all I said was things that I was told verbally does not count. I could not continue with this conversation that the camping world refuses to fix the brand-new campers they sell as neglected. So, in short, I hung up on this woman who was not trying to make it right. BE CAREFUL BUYING FROM CAMPING WORLD DONT SIGN ANYTHING UNTIL THE JOB IS DONE, BUT NOTE ALSO THEY WILL TELL YOU IT IS NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY'S OR YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR THE TECHNICIAN TO LOOK AT IT. OUR BRAND-NEW CAMPER WAS IN TO BE REPAIRED TO ITS BRAND-NEW STATUS BUT THEY LIED THEY REFUSED TO FIX REPLACE BROKEN OR MISSING PARTS. THIS IS WHY THE INDUSTRY IS CORRUPT AS FOR CORPORATE OFFICE TO MAKE IT RIGHT, BE AWARE CORPORATE WORK TO MAKE THEIR BRAND LOOK GOOD AND NOT FOR YOU AS THE CUSTOMER. MY ADVICE IS TO GO TO ANOTHER REPUTABLE RV DEALER WHO RESPECTS YOUR BUSINESS AND STOPS AT CON JOBS. BIRMINGHAM, CALERA ALABAMA CAMPING WORLD ARE NOT AS HONEST BRAND YOU WOULD EXPECT. SO, OUR CAMPER IS NOT FULLY FUNCTIONAL AS YOU WOULD EXPECT FROM A BRAND-NEW CAMPER. Yours Truly, Paul & Sandra Monro Had a friend buy from that location, and the camper had an issue with the flush valve when they picked it up, and since they had a trip planned, were told to bring it back in when they got back. Then CW tried to not fix it, so my buddy just started walking up to people looking at campers, and telling them how he was treated. It took about 15 minutes of that for them to change their mind.
wowens79 12/01/20 10:56am Camping World RV Sales
RE: RV navigation (Device or app)

I’ve just used Google Maps, or Apple Maps. They are fine most of the time. Only time it messed me up was going to Pigeon Forge, instead of taking me in on the 4 lane it brought me in on about a lane and a half that was twisty and turney, and up and down. It was doable, but looked about like a campground loop road than a real road. Just look at the route and make sure it makes sense. I should have looked at the routes and planned better.
wowens79 11/30/20 04:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow Vehicle Rear End Sag

Also a WDH can only do so much. What’s the tow vehicle and payload, and what’s the trailer and it’s tongue weight??
wowens79 11/22/20 09:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Amazon Lockers

It is a good way to get something when you are out of your area. BUT if you use it for a return item be prepared for a long wait to get your credit. I tried it twice. First time it took 2 weeks to get credited; showed not received for the entire time. Second time, I had to call Amazon to get the item credited after 3 weeks. 2 returns I did to Amazon that I took it to the UPS store they said they did not receive until I contacted them. This was using their prepaid return labels.
wowens79 11/20/20 02:48pm General RVing Issues
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