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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
RE: First hand F150 hybrid experience anyone?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXi55b3f7LU&t=90s Terrible mpg's towing.
goducks10 06/08/22 09:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric bikes !!

I bought a Lectric XP 2.0 last month and love it. But I didn't care for the pedal assist. Maybe I have it set up wrong in the adjustments. I delayed the assist to start after a few pedal turns . when it kicks in, it goes 5.5 mph and won't go slower on PAS1. So I tried using the throttle also with pedal delay start. That way I can pedal and give it a little throttle assist and keep my speed down. The DW rides a trike and crusies around 5-7.5 mph. so throttle use when needed seems to work. But I wonder if there is something wrong with just pedal assist not going slower than 5.5 mph? Because you have a cadence sensor your bike is set up to go a certain speed at each level. The motor only senses that you're pedaling not how hard you're pedaling. A torque sensor senses how hard you're pushing on the pedals and the motor responds to that. So there is nothing I can do about it, right? Just usea little throttle to give a slow speed assist. About the 2.30 mark this guy explains how to keep it at 5 mph and still pedal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APsrwWlqtyQ
goducks10 06/08/22 09:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric bikes !!

I bought a Lectric XP 2.0 last month and love it. But I didn't care for the pedal assist. Maybe I have it set up wrong in the adjustments. I delayed the assist to start after a few pedal turns . when it kicks in, it goes 5.5 mph and won't go slower on PAS1. So I tried using the throttle also with pedal delay start. That way I can pedal and give it a little throttle assist and keep my speed down. The DW rides a trike and crusies around 5-7.5 mph. so throttle use when needed seems to work. But I wonder if there is something wrong with just pedal assist not going slower than 5.5 mph? Because you have a cadence sensor your bike is set up to go a certain speed at each level. The motor only senses that you're pedaling not how hard you're pedaling. A torque sensor senses how hard you're pushing on the pedals and the motor responds to that.
goducks10 06/07/22 09:59am General RVing Issues
RE: How well does the RAM 2500 6.4 Hemi tow?

Uhm, I would say it’s pretty accurate. I deal with dealerships and their mechanics on a regular basis and I can tell you, without a doubt, they think the newer diesels are going to be nightmares to keep on the road as a whole as they get older. No matter the brand. Also, I would say the cost spread between gasoline and diesel is more than $1 Depends on where you live. The stations near me vary between the same or up to .80. The 2.5 mpg difference when towing negates the higher diesel cost up to a dollar difference.
goducks10 06/06/22 08:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Used Redwood 3401rl vs artic fox 27-5

The Redwood is going to be way over your trucks payload rating. https://www.wilkinsrv.com/product/new-2021-redwood-rv-redwood-3401rl-1285638-5 The 27-5L will be also but not as bad.
goducks10 06/06/22 08:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: No shortage of RVs

I'm hoping things get worse and more people want to quit RV'ing so I can finally book a site where and when I want.
goducks10 06/05/22 09:17am General RVing Issues
RE: What's up with CGs?

Myself and my family has camped since dads came home from WW II era. We've always had rude people in campgrounds. JMO its worse today for several reasons already mentioned. I've noticed campgrounds close to a large city are crowded to over crowded seems worse. Same for towns/city with a college or large university. I see culture clash is another player. One culture wants to just party.....others want to relax and enjoy peace and quiet....others want to socialize....other want to enjoy loud boats/off road vehicles or loud music/etc. Campgrounds just like the USA today have people with all kinds of anti attitudes that ignore rules and laws. x2
goducks10 06/03/22 09:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Drill motor for stabilizers

It was an accurate description. We always wear sidearms when in remote areas.. Would it have made you feel better if I had left that out? Why didn't you state what color t-shirt he was wearing? Because I don't know what color it was. I am not making stuff up.... I do not "know" what he was having for dinner either... Odds are it was a Porterhouse, but I am not sure,,, so I left it out. If you provide me with a list of things you want to know... I will call him and find out. Wow, that went way over you head. The point is the color shirt he was wearing, what he had for dinner or if he had a gun is irrelevant to your story...unless he was using the gun to threaten.Well it would have been stupid to disarm himself to go talk to him. They were in the middle of nowhere, with no phone service. For all he knew the fella could have been an escaped convict. Remaining armed in such a situation is the prudent thing to do.... If you feel that was threatening, you must be scared a LOT. One last time, then I'll drop it. The question wasn't if he felt really scared, so needed to have a gun on him. The point was if no threats were made, the gun is irrelevant to the story (diesel or gas truck...also irrelevant)...hence, the only reason to include it was if someone made a threat and there was no indication in your story that the new guy made a threat, so the logical conclusion was he didn't just have it on him but used it as a tacit threat. WTH!!! :h What happened to this thread?!!! The same thing that happens to every thread on this forum.
goducks10 06/01/22 07:31am Travel Trailers
RE: Florida State Parks Early Reservation

Record RV sales for the last 5 years has a lot to do with it.
goducks10 05/27/22 07:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Drill motor for stabilizers

I converted my Rigid impact driver to a gas powered tool using a 2 stroke weed eater motor. The battery version was just too slow. Apparently it's pretty popular as I usually get the one finger salute when leaving.
goducks10 05/21/22 08:07am Travel Trailers
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