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RE: 2023 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon

BTW... I sure would rather have one of these mid-size trucks over a full size EV truck. Spent my first 20yrs driving in small pickups. If you aren't towing or doing heavy hauling, they were a great option. My first was a 1986 S-15, 4 banger stick. Averaged 27mpg and it had plenty of pep. But these modern semi-full size trucks are so close to 1/2 tons in size and cost, no real reason not to just get the 1/2 ton. I drove a 1994 Ranger for 13 years. Put 160,000 on it. Averaged 23-24 running 70-75 mph on the freeway. Drove an 06 Frontier V6 for 4 years barely getting 23 mpg running the same speeds. You can get that with a F150 2.7 and have a nicer ride.
goducks10 11/22/22 11:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire age?

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=11
goducks10 11/22/22 10:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Internet RV Prices Today

When comparing comps you have to keep in mind that an RV out west made in the east is going to cost $3K more for shipping.
goducks10 11/19/22 10:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Alternative to bumper sewer hose carrier

5" Fence post works best.
goducks10 11/19/22 10:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Internet RV Prices Today

Whatever the MSRP is and even with a 30% discount you're probably paying close to the MSRP of 3 years ago but getting nothing better in the RV. New colors and maybe some different looking furnishings. But in the end it's the same mass produced hastily constructed stuff. Even if the MSRP's real that doesn't mean it's not jacked up to cover the discount. Last I read RV manufactures were making record profits and selling less units. Hmmm. I would wait another couple months and go for 50% off. Sales are about to tank even further. Lots around me are packed to the gills.
goducks10 11/18/22 10:27am General RVing Issues
RE: New camper without 12 volt fridge

Norcolds leaving the US for greener pastures. Not sure how that will affect anything but it does suck. https://www.rvtravel.com/norcold-shut-refrigerator-manufacturing-rvt-1077b/
goducks10 11/09/22 09:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Rockwood & Flagstaff

No access to the pantry or fridge when the slides in and not sure but it looks like no access to the kitchen when the slides in as well. Not a fan of the dinning table. The one sitting next to the wall would feel cramped and getting in and out might be a hassle when another persons sitting next to them. Could always sit at the end of the table I suppose. Hardly any windows on the camp side would be a downer for us. Other than my own subjective opinions I like Flagstaffs and Rockwoods for their Azdel and laminated roof construction. They're a little lite on other things like suspension and insulation but overall better than many out their.
goducks10 11/08/22 09:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Quality control?

“ Quality has gone down the last 2 to 4 years“… that’s very scary! I haven’t been to an RV show since the winter shows in Phoenix 2017 and even the 100k+ Fivers didn’t have a speck of solid wood anywhere in the interiors. And then I read about bathroom doors that won’t even stay latched when going down the road and toy hauler rear doorways that are racked and the doors are hard to close. I will gladly keep my outdated natural oak interior and not a bit of pressed wood in sight. My old Sunnybrook was also a bargain at $19,000. Not sure what 5er's you looked at but every single one I looked at recently at a local RV show had real wood all over the place. Cabinet doors and drawers were solid wood with stain. All the cabinet framing was real wood with a faux vinyl wrap.
goducks10 10/22/22 10:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: JC Refrigeration 12 volt compressor cooling unit

My bad, I didn't see the under 10 cu.ft shipping cost.
goducks10 10/18/22 11:21pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: JC Refrigeration 12 volt compressor cooling unit

$500 to ship puts you at $1285.00 For that much money I'd buy a 10 cu.ft 12V compressor fridge. I've had my GE 9.8 cu.ft 12V compressor fridge for 3 season and it's been flawless. It's a little power hungry but I have solar and a gen when needed so it works out fine. The added room going form 8 cu.ft to 10 cu.ft is well worth the swap out. All 12V 10 cu.ft fridges are pretty much plug n play.
goducks10 10/18/22 10:43am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Empty parks with no open sites.

If I pay for it it should be mine for as long as I have paid for it even If I never show up. Just because you think it is empty and someone else has payed for it and isn't there yet don't mean you get the space Most campsites I stay at have a stipulation that if you're not there by checkout the day after your reservation begins then you lose the site. It's been my observation that if people don't show the next day they never show. You snooze your lose.
goducks10 06/23/22 08:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: F150 Lightning Road Trip & Ike Gauntlet Pull

Game changer https://www.notebookcheck.net/The-new-480kW-fast-chargers-will-disrupt-EV-uptake-as-owners-won-t-need-a-gas-car-for-longer-trips-says-XPeng-CEO.629374.0.html Coming to a country near you.
goducks10 06/22/22 09:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Disadvantages of flipping trailer axles?

If you flip the axles remember the brakes are now upside down. Won't make any difference in function but it sure looks funny when you service them. You don't literally flip the axle. It's simply moved from over the springs to under the springs. Only thing that needs to be done is a new spring perch needs to be welded on or a flip kit can be used. I used this when I helped my son do his. https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-Parts/Dexter-Axle/K71-384-00.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Google%20%7C%20Dynamic%20-%20Search%20Ads&adgroupid=60357936130&campaignid=1672411816&creative=418471640151&device=c&devicemodel=&feeditemid=&keyword=&loc_interest_ms=&loc_physical_ms=9032965&matchtype=&network=g&placement=&position=&gclid=CjwKCAjwtcCVBhA0EiwAT1fY76KVFOSXyxbJJKa5nbw5Vu6fwipL_h37wVEpXztUOATInfUnh-1thBoC3wQQAvD_BwE
goducks10 06/20/22 08:02am Travel Trailers
RE: New couch ideas ???

Our local American furniture warehouse had five sofa models that came apart so they could be moved into RVs and we found some thing that’s perfect for us… Great padding, more than long enough to sleep on and both ends recline. More and more furniture stores are carrying RV suitable furniture. Craig Did not know regular furniture stores have some RV furniture. Thanks Furniture is furniture. RV furniture is usually cheap stuff thats only intended to be used a short time per year. Back in the day Cedar Creek used to put Lazyboy recliners in their 5th wheels. The same stuff you can buy at any Lazyboy store. Most RV furniture is off brand stuff made for RV manufacturers in certain styles. Not stuff you'd really want in your home if you're looking for long term comfort and wear and tear. We've purchased several recliners and a theater seat sofa from local home furnishing stores. It's nothing more than finding the right size for your RV. Just take a tape measure with you and go shopping. FWIW the last recliners we bought they came in with the backs off and both the back and bottom were shrink wrapped together. The sales guy said thats how most all recliners are shipped because it saves space.
goducks10 06/18/22 05:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Disadvantages of flipping trailer axles?

Almost every trailer made today has the springs on top of the axles. Seems to me if it were an issue it wouldn't be so common. Think about it. A trailer is a box on wheels. All boxes are the same. Only con is that you'd need a bigger set of steps to get in and out.
goducks10 06/18/22 10:36am Travel Trailers
RE: RV retail sales drop 31% April year over year.

A friend of mine is an RV transporter, mostly Class A's. He told me he's up to his neck in work, and his boss is paying current drivers a recruiting bonus for bringing in new drivers that also get a signing bonus after 90 days. Are you inferring that is due to increased sales of RV's? There is a labor shortage due to a host of reasons in the US with the main one being paying people to not work. Transporting RVs has never been a lucrative deal, the drivers are the low man on the totem pole and the RV Industry has not had enough transport drivers forever. The job sucks. 7-11 is paying bonuses for employees too, but it's not due to selling more Slurpees. Who's paying people not to work? I haven't received any stimulus money since 2020. That moneys long gone. Unemployment levels are at historic lows. Employers can't get help because there's not enough workers for the jobs. Last I saw there were 1.7 jobs for 1 worker. Unemployment is at 3.6%. The normal unemployment rate is 5%. https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf
goducks10 06/13/22 08:10am General RVing Issues
RE: RV retail sales drop 31% April year over year.

I would LOVE to hear what the assembly people building RVs here have to say about production levels and demand. We're in Elkhart IN right now and from the little driving around we've done so far there are just TONS of completed RVs sitting on mfg's grounds and in open fields here! It sure looks to me like they're close to capacity as far as inventory goes and I haven't noticed a lot of transporters out and about. I wonder at what point are these various manufactures going to begin slowing down, laying off assemblers?? Just my two cents...... Dan Over on the Grand Design forum those in the know said GD is down to 4 days a week and planning a 2 week shutdown in July for a retool. I'm sure other brands will follow suit eventually if they haven't already.
goducks10 06/10/22 02:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: What size generator to run AC??

Problem with a 2200W vs a 3500W is the 2200W will be wound out making gobs of noise while the 3500w will barely break idle running a 13,500ac. I have both and much prefer the 3500w for running the AC and other stuff at the same time.
goducks10 06/10/22 02:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV retail sales drop 31% April year over year.

I recently saw on a Josh the nerd video that dealers place orders based on sales speculation. Thor was simply stating what dealers had ordered. Josh said that dealers are now retracting their orders so Thor can no longer stand behind that 2023 statement.
goducks10 06/10/22 11:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Painting travel trailer white to reduce heat in summer?

IMO the amount and size of windows in the sun will play a larger role than color unless you're going from black to white. But windows will still effect the inside temp a lot.
goducks10 06/10/22 08:42am Travel Trailers
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