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  1. As you have noticed ... there are different opinions (some strongly held) on this topic. I personally live in a 5th wheel. I could get all deep in the weeds about why I chose this over others but that would only add fuel. The main reason we chose this particular 5th wheel is the floor plan. IMO, the floor plan is the most important feature to be considered (assuming the "bones" are good). Is there enough and properly placed seating, does it work for your lifestyle, is the TV where it is easily watched, is the shower big enough, etc. This is where we LIVE ... therefore travel (and ease of doing so) is a very minor part of our RV life. We find ourselves involved in the travel part of RV living for about 4 hours of a day and live in it for 3-4 days before the next move. So the livability of the floor plan trumps all the issues and discussions around moving. Many people object to driving a dually truck as a daily driver, but from my perspective, I GET to drive a big truck around. But like everyone else, it's just my opinion, so I recommend you buy what you like and what fits your needs ... there are no right or wrong rigs, just rigs that don't match the owners needs.
  2. Tow vehicle concern

    Actually ... a “tire fire” isn’ A flaming event, it is a smoldering event that results in a tire explosion. Apparently not many RVers are from the Heavy Equipment or Aviation world.
  3. Tow vehicle concern

    Tire fires start internally. Nice try though 😂
  4. Tow vehicle concern

    No longer true. The new dually’s have TPMS. The main benefit of a dually is that they can carry a much heavier pin weight.
  5. Tow vehicle concern

    Nitrogen does have benefits. It is an inert gas and will not support combustion, so it eliminates tire fires. It also will run a little cooler and not experience as much pressure loss over time. The first point (non combustible) is an important factor in many heavy duty applications. No, it isn’t “magic” ... but to dismiss it as “worthless”, seems misinformed. It isn’t a huge improvement over regular air, but it is better.
  6. Lippert Frames

    A good air ride hitch with a fully articulating head and a first class suspension (I have a Hensley Trailer Saver and morRyde’s Independent Suspension) will go a LONG way toward making a trailer frame live a long and healthy life ... a fully articulating head on the hitch is a must.
  7. Lippert Frames

    A good air hitch and a first class suspension (I have a Hensley Trailer Saver and morRyde’s Independent Suspension) will go a LONG way toward making a trailer frame live a long and healthy life ... a fully articulating head on the hitch is a must.
  8. Lippert Frames

    A good air hitch and a first class suspension (I have a Hensley Trailer Saver and morRyde’s Independent Suspension) will go a LONG way toward making a trailer frame live a long and healthy life ... a fully articulating head on hitch is a must.
  9. I have a Texas address (HONDO) and we get the East Coast Feed out of NY.
  10. New Air Conditioner

    I wish Jack wasn't right, but he is. Ducted is better than not, but only marginally. Glenn West's application of a mini split is ideal, but that is an engineering exercise. I hope that the RV industry will embrace the mini splits and they become widely applied. They are both quiet and efficient. The ones we had in our S&B home were SEER 24 and completely silent.
  11. Tow vehicle concern

    Chad is spot on .. weigh without the trailer and with the trailer. This will give you your pin weight (rear axle weight with/without the trailer difference is the pin weight). The chances are VERY GOOD that you have exceeded both the rear axle weight rating and the GVWR of the truck. I had a lighter 5th wheel and a SRW F350 and that was my situation. I traded the SRW for a DRW to get "legal". You will find that a DRW truck will be more stable when 18 wheeler's pass you and their bow wake hits the side of your rig. With the SRW truck there was a little push-pull and wiggle. With the DRW truck I almost don't feel the 18 wheeler's bow wakes anymore.
  12. I just got a new Genie and the power inserter (SWM brick) is now internal to the latest generation Genie boxes.
  13. Dish or Direct, & why?

    We use a Winegard Trav'ler for our HD DIRECTV. The big deal for me is the NFL package. I get to see MY team play every time. Otherwise there is probably very little difference between the two.
  14. Only 12 years? You are a super veteran!!
  15. Rv Insurance Companies

    I'd caution against any feelings of "loyalty" to an insurance company. Humans with feelings don't make decisions there, decision trees, risk algorithms, and various other forms of risk calculations make the decisions. You haven't been dropped, or had your rates raised dramatically BECAUSE you haven't had the "right" claim to trigger those events. To GEICO (and all other insurance companies for that matter), you are a statical data point, an account number. Any time the wrong thing happens, the reaction will ALWAYS be whatever best serves their needs, not yours. I'd shop their numbers every year. You get no "points" for loyalty.
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