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RE: I'm buying one (surprise)

This time of year most RV places will take weeks to even look at it. Also have you check availability of campsites in the areas you want to go? In the Southeast sites are really hard to find for weekends.
wowens79 07/11/20 09:43pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Diesel Towing MPG With Ultralight Trailer

Unless you are towing 50k miles a year the cost of the diesel will never be recouped in fuel savings. I think that Eco is probably about the perfect setup for you trailer.
wowens79 07/11/20 06:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Best Weight Distribution Hitch

I really like my Blue Ox Sway Pro. Seems like the Blue Ox, Equalizer, and Reese DC all get pretty good reviews, and people are happy with them. They all were priced pretty close too.
wowens79 07/10/20 09:10pm Towing
RE: JEEP as TOAD

On my 2001 & 2002 Wrangler you have to turn the key on so the steering wheel doesn’t lock. I don’t use mine as a Toad, but I’ve got a tow bar I bought cheap to tow them if they break down.
wowens79 07/10/20 08:58pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Adding external LED's and awning LED's

I bought some of the Amazon cheapy ones to go on the side of the camper under the awning, and the adhesive lasted about 5 hours on the road. I did notice some medium priced ones advertised with 3M adhesive. I wish I'd paid the extra for them. Good to know. What did you do? Buy some 3m adhesive or replace the strip? They got mangled on the road, and I have not gotten around to replacing them. The next ones will pony up for the 3M adhesive.
wowens79 07/09/20 03:20pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Adding external LED's and awning LED's

I bought some of the Amazon cheapy ones to go on the side of the camper under the awning, and the adhesive lasted about 5 hours on the road. I did notice some medium priced ones advertised with 3M adhesive. I wish I'd paid the extra for them.
wowens79 07/09/20 06:31am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Cloudland Canyon SP GA

I’m just happy when I can find a site up there. Seems to always be packed.
wowens79 07/08/20 09:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Replace OEM tires with 2 years life left?

I had a 3 year old China bomb blow last year. I'd debated changing them, and wished I had. Ended up doing about $200 of damage. Worst part was it was on the way home from my sons lacrosse tourney, and we had been sitting in 90+ degree heat for 4-5 hours then had to change the tire in 97 degree heat on a freshly paved black interstate. We had it changed and back on the road in less than 15 minutes. it was on the left side, and no one moves over to give a little room. Very nerve racking.
wowens79 07/08/20 08:50am Fifth-Wheels
Solid Step Leg Adjustment

I just added a set of the Solid Steps to my TT, and my only gripe is how the legs adjust. That pin is a pain. Not a huge pain, but it seems like they could have came up with a better solution. Anyone done some type of mod to make the pin some type of quick release?
wowens79 07/04/20 01:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Any Trailers for Tall Adults and Tall Kids?

May sound crazy, but the beds in our Pop Up were bigger than our TT. My son grew from 5-2 when we bought our bunkhouse to 6-2. He now sleeps on the u-shaped dinnette as it has more room. We end up with the daughter in the bunkhouse, and 3 empty bunks.
wowens79 07/02/20 09:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Entegra warranty Are you kidding me/

Check with your state, you may have a 7 day backout period where you can return the unit. If they think they will have to undo the sale, I bet it will get the problem solved quickly.
wowens79 07/02/20 09:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Outdoor Kitchens

When we were looking, I was intrigued by an outdoor kitchen but after looking at them, I decided against it. I found that the grills and stoves where pretty low quality, and many of the sinks were not plumbed into the grey water. We went with a camper with a larger storage compartment there, and I keep a folding table there, and set up a grill, and stove on the table, and can set up food in the compartment. Make a nice L shaped outdoor kitchen, with better equipment. I keep thinking of putting a small fridge in there, but have not gotten around to it.
wowens79 06/29/20 08:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Campground recommendations for the FL panhandle

Let me know if you find one!! State Parks are the only ones like that I’ve seen, the private ones are more just somewhere to park. Lots Of them are nice, but not many trees, and close together. It is a great area, and very popular, and can be hard to find availability. Unless you get lucky with a cancelation, state parks are booked 6-11 months out. I’d just find a RV “Resort” in the area you want to go, and enjoy. You will send most of the time at the beach, or maybe fishing, or in the summer in the air conditioning. :). It gets HOT down here in the summer. Destin and Orange Beach, Gulf Shores are great areas!
wowens79 06/21/20 03:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What's with Ford and TFL?

I actually like their videos. Sometimes they are better if you mute them. I really wish you could rent a truck and pull your trailer with it so you can see how it does with your driving style. I am thinking about buying a 6.2 ford (used), but I read a lot of conflicting reports on how well they tow. I really want to test drive the Ram and Chevy 2500 gassers with my camper. I have noticed a bunch of Rams from the Hertz fleet for sale this week, so maybe you can rent them.
wowens79 06/17/20 09:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing Travel Trailers

Get a quality hitch, Equalizer 4 pt, Reese Dual Cam, or blue Ox Sway Pro. The Hensley that was mentioned are supposed to be really nice, but they are pricy. Don’t get the basic hitch the dealer will want to sell you. You will feel trucks and buses passing you. Also make sure you have enough truck.
wowens79 06/14/20 09:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Are campgrounds more crowded or is it just me?

Down hear in the south east it is tough to find a site that is somewhere you want to go. All the state parks at the beach are booked solid. Very few sites available at parks on the lakes, and the ones that are available are not lakefront. I lucked into a cancellation at a state park in the mountains after checking for cancellations twice a day for 2 weeks. State parks at the beach in FL you pretty much have to get 11 months ahead of time, or find a cancellation. I know lots of people book a bunch of sites, but know they won’t be able to use them, and end up canceling. I have not done that, but I’m thinking about doing that.
wowens79 06/14/20 05:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: potential new rv resort

I have never looked to see what businesses are close by, I look for things to do. In FL, I look for beach/bay proximity, or we have enjoyed the different springs. We are still working and have kids, so we are vacationers. We try to make sure we have everything we need so we don’t Easter vacation time at a store. If you are catering to long term campers, it may be a concern.
wowens79 06/14/20 05:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Suburban Versus Excursion or something else???

If you can find an excursion with the 7.3 diesel it would be perfect. The bad thing is they are stupid expensive. But there is nothing else like them available. They also had 6.0 diesels, they have some issues, so read up on those.
wowens79 06/11/20 08:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ok what truck to buy ?

I’ve been reading and researching looking for a replacement for my old Chevy 6.0. The Ram and Ford are definitely the leaders. GM screwed up staying with the 6spd. I think either would be fine, but it seems like the Ford is probably a bit stronger. I like the looks inside and outside of the Ram better, and seems like it would be fine pulling my 8k lb camper.
wowens79 06/10/20 05:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Supplemental AC

One thing that really helped ours, and was less than $20, was I cut 2 inch foam like in a cushion and put pieces in the shower skylight, and the vent. I cut them a little oversized, and just squeeze them in and they stay in place. I was shocked how much it helped.
wowens79 06/04/20 09:49pm Travel Trailers
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