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  1. mlsj2009

    Texas Exempt Class A (Non-CDL)

    Getting ready to take both my written and skills test for a Class A Exempt (non-CDL) Texas license. Other than the Texas driving handbook, can anyone recommend a site that will help me with the test questions? And, since I have a big rig in the form of a fifth wheel that I pull with a semi truck, what kind of skills in Texas will they expect me to demonstrate? For instance, will there be an air test I have to perform? I just now found David & Cheryl's post on the subject that was posted in this forum in 2016. It has been updated. Excellent post answering most of my questions that I have requested here. Specifically, there are still a couple of concerns my wife and I have about the skills test. Does anyone out there have any dealings with the Waco test site. We live in Waco, and we are apprehensive about testing in the city. Also, David and Cheryl recommended that we study the section in the handbook on air brakes, but did not mention whether or not we might be asked to perform an air test. We are driving a mid sized Freightliner with air ride suspension and brakes. Being newbies, any help would be appreciated.
  2. New Horizon Majestic 37 RLTSS that has been fully updated by my wife and I. We had just purchased the rv and brought it up to 2018 standards and gave it our own personal custom touch to make it feel more like home. Those who know about New Horizons know they are built like tanks. They have and I-beam frame with a box beam attached to the bottom of the the I-beam to give torsional stability to the I-beam which is superior for it's spanning strength. We removed the carpet and installed java hickory vinyl planking which comes with a lifetime warranty in a residential setting. The cabinets were refinished in an Ultra Pure White semi gloss finished with all new brushed bronze hardware. Walls were refinished in a Pure white semi gloss. The dark wood floor pattern with the white gives a fantastic contrast and creates a much more inviting setting appearing both more spacious and warm comfortable. Bedroom has queen size Tempurpedic mattress, large cedar closet with two full size sliding mirrors, plenty of storage, built in cedar hamper, bed tilts up for more storage, really amazing cabinetry. The bedroom has more storage than my bedroom in my house. Full bathroom with vanity and brushed bronze lavatory faucet. Separate water closet from vanity and shower which is ideal. Full sized neo-angle shower with glass sliding doors and single handle shower valve. Kitchen is fully equipped with a brand new convection/microwave, Electric cook top, full size residential refrigerator. Electric/propane water heater. Unit has two propane furnaces controlling two zones from one Dometic thermostat. The unit has three roof top fans that can pull air in or push air out and also have rain covers which is a nice feature. There are plenty of windows and a huge amount of natural light fills the rooms, when it gets dark there is recessed lighting every imaginable spot and all independently controlled for optimal lighting during all conditions. Our reason for selling is simply that we after spending a great deal of time updating our coach realized we would like to get a Coach. We just had our first child and found there our circumstance that we hadn't foreseen prior to our little bundle of joy and logistically as a family a motor coach will work better for us. The end result is a New Horizon that has been completely gone through and updated and the kicker is we have never spent a night in it. It was a fun project and thoroughly enjoyed it and know that a family or couple will have a great time in this New Horizon. I will get pictures up stat~
  3. mlsj2009

    Buying into RV Resorts

    My wife and I recently bought a big rig from a couple which also included a membership into Thousand Trails as part of the package deal. We are currently experiencing difficulty transferring the membership, and we wonder if it is worth the effort. We would appreciate hearing about any experiences you seasoned travelers have had concerning this resort in particular and any other rv resorts you may have had experiences. It is a big investment, and while we have read other review sites on Thousand Trails, we are not sure we trust all the information on those sites, probably from our lacking very little rv experience. We find it hard to separate legitimate from illegitimate complaints in those forums. We look forward to a long association with the Escapees RV Club and hope to meet many members. If you think you can help us, please jump in and comment. We will value any input.
  4. NDNOMAD

    RV shower head

    Recently I saw the question posted on facebook, "Can I install a household shower head in an RV" The answer of course is yes. they both use standard pipe fittings as well as the faucets in the kitchen and bathroom. I decided to get a shower head that is not labeled for RV use and see what happens. I was completely underwhelmed, it was just like I had put the factory shower head back on. So now I'm back in the comfort of my oxygenics. Check it out if you have some time!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXr6jFOMVVk
  5. jloux2012

    MDT (M class) vs. Ram 3500 or Ford F450

    Hello All, I am starting this topic to compile info in one spot for my husband. We are planning on purchasing a DRV fullhouse soon. We need to up grade our F250 of course. Well, we have been looking at the Ram 3500 and the Ford F450. I know everyone's situation is different, ours is that I will be commuting to my job, sometimes up to 50 miles one way (depending where we camp in relation to the location of the center for my company). We want a toyhauler to keep our RZR1000 and our smoker with us, so that leaves out a toad. So basically, would a M2 class be the best option for us? Also, if you could give your opinion on why a larger truck would be better than the pickups. I know one drv dealer and the sales rep for drv said F450. Thank you for your time.
  6. 2006 NuWa Discover America Luxury Suite fifth wheel model 32LKTG which means L kitchen triple glide. Trailer is in very nice condition. Has been garaged for the past five years. Can currently be seen at the SKP park in Benson, AZ lot 703. New wheels and tires, disc brakes, built in surge protector, antennae booster LCD Samsung TV and more. Tow vehicle also available, 2011 GMC Denali 3500HD. Only 60K miles. Has an aftermarket oversize fuel tank and a Retrax Pro aluminum roll up bed cover, an $1800.00 option. Also a Superglide automatic sliding hitch and spray in bedliner. Asking $18K for the Hitchhiker and $39K for the truck. I cannot sell the truck before the trailer sells. Come May, everything will be garaged at our home in Queen Creek, AZ. Rich
  7. Pullrite SuperGlide 2900 18k Slider 5th-Wheel HitchI bought this hitch in March of 2017 for my 2014 Ford F250 Super Duty PowerStroke Diesel to hook up a Keystone Montana. I found that the F250 was simply too light of a truck to stop the Montana, so I just switched to a dually long bed. I no longer need a slider hitch. I towed the Montana for a total of about 1,000 miles, and removed the hitch before trading in the F250. Asking $650.00 -- make a reasonable offerThis hitch is in excellent condition, and includes all hitch parts and the capture plate for the trailer. It does NOT include the rails for the truck. We are currently parked at Escapees in Livingston, TX. Due to the weight of this hitch, you'll most likely need to come pick it up. Reply if you want photos...
  8. Sorry for the re post, had this in the wrong catagory.. Hi all, My co-parent and I are giving up the tied down life style of a house and are looking at 5th wheels as an option. We both have looked at plenty of campers, brands, floor plans, etc.... Alot have asked this question in this forum so i'll be honest, our budget is around 20k, 30k being very generous. I understand the whole arctic/ four season packages will be to our advantage as is siding etc, but our biggest problem is an exact brand to look after, and like everyone else on the web we'll take our shot at listening to you guys from experience. I plan on keeping this topic active, and will respond asap! So, here goes, the notables: It will be for long-term living, placed in a nice sunny/warm south Dakota, currently reached above 0 degrees lol. looking for a bunk house style with a separate room for the kids, must have room for the 3 of them. A separate toilet would be nice, however 1 will suffice. Questions: Any brand one refers more than the other for cold weather? Any expert Hacks/ Tricks of the trade/ Knowledge of cold weather living... Is an rv car port a big help (cost wise in the end)? Thanks all in advance! q(*~*)p Monte
  9. Anyone else using Verizon Unlimited and liking it? Yeah it's not truly unlimited in every way, but it still is a home internet replacement for me without issue. I made this video in my apartment, but I am weekender currently when it comes to RVing, and am out every weekend primarily at the same campground, but out to different parts of the country around me regularly.
  10. I have been researching buying a new fifth wheel 46' with a min. size Garage of 13' to fit two 50" Wide ATVs for recreational adventures. I need Master bath and 1/2 bath by garage. I have been waiting for few new models released for the dealer show end of Sept few weeks back. Dealers want to sell what they have on their lots so they not motivated to get me new info to order one and wait for it. My challenge is now see two brands that have side patio deck I now think would be nice to have. My primary priorities in my choice will be floor plan layout for a family to go camping but also haul 2 ATVs. I also have been trying to compare the Cable Slide outs vs. Hydraulic Slide. I do understand what a Schwin Tech (spell wrong) type is for the smaller slides. I like the Sofa incliner slide but do not need dinner table in kitchen. Shoot, I like the two brands that I have seen so far have a touch panel for controls via cell phone. I really like that feature if possible to get with floorpan I like. All I know is I'm glad at least I have limited choices since I only need FW toy hauler vs. all the other FW choices in the world. I sure wish there was a website with Engine to punch in your feature choices on a camper and then it would give suggested models. (Lowest priority items: Washer/Dryer convenience, Big Screen TVs, Dining room table not wanted, Overpriced kitchens, 3 AC units not needed) Winter and summer camping , Remote Outdoors and recreation use , not for full time living or long periods of time. Like to order one in next week or two to be built. If I was to go custom manf. would the six each independent axles be a much better ride for dirt roads in national forest , or just overkill? If you have too much time on your hands I would love to hear any suggestions of where to continue my research. I am out west but willing to travel to research best new solution or factory even. This is first time I found this great resource of a website today and read lots of nice people giving advice on learn from their mistakes. I will be towing with my new Dodge 3500 Megacab Short bed DRW (not RAMBOX) also. One Example of FW I found similar so far is the 2018 Keystone Fusion 417 but no side patio deck on that one Thanks
  11. Here is a quick tip for winterizing that RV fridge if you have the same handles I do https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ-1YfREYj4
  12. I have a recommendation for any RV'ers visiting Livingston who need to get their inspection done. This place will inspect vehicles, motorhomes, towed trailers, and fifth wheels. There is ample room in front of their shop to maneuver your rig (unlike a couple of the other local inspection places). The fellow who did my inspection was knowledgable about travelers who may be showing up to get their inspection done well after they got their registration (unlike another place that told me I didn't have to get inspected at all). Soda's Auto Repair 936-563-4234 6709 Highway 190 If you are coming from Livingston, head east on 190. Soda's is 6.2 miles after the intersection of 190 and 146. It will be on your left as you near the top of a hill and is across from a cell tower.
  13. Hi - Our Hensley Air Ride Hitch for fifth wheel in our F350 dually will not lock in when husband backs up. Jaws don't close and pin doesn't click (may not be describing this accurately here). Hensley has an emergency number 24/7 - and no call back at this point and here we sit. Husband is no rookie at trailering, he kjnows what he is doing, understands how these mechanisms work - but he has tried about 10 times to back into the fifth wheel at varying degrees of force and the hitch will not lock. Any Ideas, Pls? Thanks for any help.
  14. I recently installed two Battle Born lithium batteries and an Ames 2000 watt inverter charger into my travel trailer. Here is how it looks all finished up minus the parallel cables for the two batteries, Here is my real world usage for those batteries anybody else using these batteries, I am a big fan. I will no longer carry a generator 2-4 day boondocking trips.
  15. Temperatures are getting chilly overnight, I have a tip for those of us without heat pumps. This allows me to use electric heat and or catalytic heaters that sip propane to warm the entire coach.
  16. This 40ft fifth wheel toy hauler has a large open floor plan, large windows, and lots of space. It is in great shape, and has new vinyl wood plank flooring throughout. Some of the other features: -Queen sized bed in master bedroom-Brand new sofa that turns into a Queen sized bed, with lots of storage underneath-Queen sized loft - Onan generator -Large bathroom and shower -Electric awning and security lights-Huge 12 foot garage/extra room-Opposing slides in kitchen for more floor space-Indoor/outdoor music sound system-Kitchen island for more storage and work space-Auto seeker satellite -Fuel station for fueling toys.-Large tanks to extend your camping trip-A/C and furnace-Washer and dryer hookups-Bedroom slide to maximize space-Insulated underbelly for cold weather. https://www.rvtrader.com/listing/2009-Keystone-FUZION+403-123301360
  17. Scuba4fun2

    SRW vs DRW

    I’ve been doing research on moving to an RV lifestyle when I retire (~ 18 months). I pretty much know what RV I’m going to buy, but the truck is still an uncertainty. The things I do know is that it will be a diesel, crew cab and long box….all of those are certainties. So as background, to start, I expect that we will be RVing only during the Ohio winters, but transitioning to full-time based on the first year or two of experiences. To those means, I have developed an extensive list of things we will be taking. I’ve gone as far as to weigh them (or acquire their weight), determine where they will be stored in the RV, and have used some simple engineering force formulas to calculate a realistic payload requirement for the truck. (NOTE: GCWR and GAWR are not at risk. It’s only the truck’s GVWR and Payload that I am concerned about). Knowing that only the Dodge Ram’s Super Duty is SAE J2807 compliant at this time, the only thing I could do is use the manufacturer’s specs when looking at payload ratings. The good news is that with Ford redesigning their Super Duty line in 2017, they and GM have committed to the SAE standards in 2017. That helps me if I buy something new, but not is I buy something used. That said, my calculated payload has a maximum requirement of 3,900 lbs, which eliminated the 2016 Ford SRW which comes in approx. 3,600 lbs. Bummer, because I like the Fords. 2016 Chevy is approx. 4,200 lbs and 2016 Dodge Ram is approx. 4,300 lbs, both are SRWs. Given these are approaching the upper limits of the vehicles, I’ve been contemplating going to a DRW, which I would prefer not to if given a choice. But I need to be realistic too. Anyway, after reading a number of other forums elsewhere on the internet on the subject of “DRW vs SRW”, I’ve determined that it is best that I consult a group of people in similar situations as I am. The forums had good info, but the types of towing varied. As a result, I thought I would come here for the perspective of an experienced audience. So the RV I am interested in is a fifth wheel, has a GVWR of 14,000 lbs and the max. payload required (trailer, passenger, hitch, etc.) will be approx. 3,900 lbs. What are some of the pros and cons between SRW vs DRW when it comes to towing something like this configuration? Also, while I don’t expect it to be my DD (daily driver) in the off season, I do expect to use it some when not towing. As well, when I am towing, I expect we’ll need to use it for getting around; e.g. sight-seeing, grocery shopping, laundry, etc., and I may ask for it to eventually become a full-time towing vehicle. Last point, we expect that boondocking will be our preferred style of accommodations when we do go RVing. Any help would be appreciated.
  18. Anyone tow with a HDT? Going to buy our truck today and have been looking at the newer F450's. Will the F450 require bags to tow a mobile suite? I know trucks but I know nothing about diesels or HDT's. Would rather have the HDT to sit higher and all the benefits of pulling/stopping our rig but don't know anything about manufactures, milage, etc... We will be traveling rvers living full time. Thanks for any input.
  19. We will be taking delivery of our full-time fifth wheel soon. Already took delivery of truck with B&W turnover ball hitch. We want to purchase a hitch lock, locks for the cargo doors, lock for the generator, and whatever other security measures might be needed? Would appreciate any thoughts and recommendations.
  20. Not mine, Seen on Craigslist. $15650 Toy Hauler Fifth Wheel http://greensboro.craigslist.org/rvs/6076153282.html?lang=en&cc=us
  21. SOLD FOR SALE THE PERFECT RESORT STYLE TRAILER 2005 TETON GRAND RELIANCE 40’ LIMITED RESORT EDITION A very rare find! The exterior of this one-owner beauty features Teton’s Big and Tall absolutely cavernous heated compartment with opposing doors for flow through storage. It has a Weather Pro automatic patio awning with wind sensor, window awnings all around, front hydraulic landing gear, two 40 lb LP tanks and a King Dome automatic tracking satellite dish. Once inside you won’t believe how much living and storage space there is! From the spacious island kitchen, incredible pantry area and residential refrigerator to the massive bedroom suite, every inch of this coach shows pride of ownership. It has a nearly new residential steam washer and separate dryer. This coach was made for your year-round comfort and enjoyment. It has two each: air conditioners, heat pumps and furnaces. Ceiling height is an unbelievable 8+ feet in the living area, and almost 7 feet in the bedroom. You won’t find a cleaner or nicer trailer anywhere in this price range. Whether you are looking to travel the country in comfort and style, or stay in one place, this is the trailer for you. Also being offered is a 1998 Freightliner FL60 toter truck. It is powered by a CAT 3126 engine with an Allison 6 speed automatic. It has 110780 miles on it. A small sleeper has been added to the Business Class day cab to provide more comfort and room. It has air ride seats, suspension and a 32,000 GVW air ride hitch. We are asking $36,500 for the trailer and $12,900 for the truck, or a discounted price of $48,000 for the package. If the trailer is purchased separately, we will deliver free within a 200 mile radius of the Phoenix area. jackiearchibald@yahoo.com To view photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/146894884@N07/shares/kTxo7z
  22. Well care for and extremely clean, non-smoker, no pets build for fulltiming, located in Conroe, TX $19,999 4 slides provide additional livability to living room, bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen area. Roof reseal a couple of months ago (routine maintenance) still has 4+ years warranty remaining Winegard roof mount satellite system, Interior is excellent conditions Exterior decals are gone, Carpet is clean and stain free, Ceiling fan TV’s (2) are new HDTV LED flat screens; one has built in Roku feature. Built in desk.Sofa turns into double bed, 2 accent chairs missing (We had used desks in their place-not included) Center kitchen with a peninsula for lots of prep area Solid Surface countertops w/under mount Sink and water filter spigot Recessed Stove w/matching counter top cover, Dinette (expandable) with 4 chairs Pull out pantry shelves and a spice rack pull out near stove, New refrigerator installed this year No water damage, Fantastic fan, Two ducted roof air conditions that works great New queen size pillow top mattress, Windows and nightstands on both sides of the bed Washer/dryer hook ups, Private toilet area with sink, Thetford Toilet with Foot Pedal & Sprayer Large tinted rear window Plenty of “garage” storage, under bed storage and above head storage cabinets though out All books and manuals Fiberglass Exterior, Hitch wt. 2580, GVWR 16500, Ext height 12’-10”,Ext length 36’-8” Furnace 40000, Water 100 ,Tanks 50/50/50 Rubber Roof, Tandem Axles, Tires Good, Alloy Rims, Spare Tire, Tow Hitch 2500 LBS, Sealed Underbelly, Large Basement Storage w/Heated Tanks, Front Electric Jacks, Rear Electric Scissor Jacks, 50 Amp Service, Large Patio Awning, Dual Propane Tanks, Glide Ride HitchHiker Exclusive Front Hitch, Central Roof A/C w/Electric Heat, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gallvqw3UXE http://imgur.com/a/GLlBn Contact: Texasroadrunners@gmail.com or text 409-771-8900
  23. brodhag

    3/4 Ton or 1 Ton?

    The family and I have decided to sell the house and hit the road full time until we can find our ideal location to settle back in. We have narrowed our new home down to the Jayco 29.5 FBDS 5th wheel as it seems to be a great balance of durability and function. This RV is classified as a half ton model but I would not consider a half ton for this size RV. The dealer claims that a 3/4 ton will tow this no problem but looking at the Ram 2500 Mega Cab 4x4 with the 6.7 diesel or the Chevy 2500 Crew Cab 4x4 short bed with the Duramax, that leaves very little room for payload. Both trucks have a payload capacity of approximately 2,000 lbs and the RV has a tongue weight of 1,600 lbs, from what I understand this leaves me with only 400 lbs of payload capacity. That leads me to believe that I should be looking at the 1 ton instead of the 3/4 ton but I have a hard time believing that I need to go with a 1 ton for a 1/2 ton series 5th wheel. Any suggestions on 3/4 ton vs 1 ton? Thank you for any help on this.
  24. Beautiful Denali 36 ft, .three slides with / without Dodge ram tow vehicle. 4 year extended warranty will be included. Moving and purchasing a home, which is why we are selling. Many extras will be included as well. Check out our Craigs list link for details and pics! https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/rvs/5500678067.html Contact Teri or Jim at: terisch "at" gmail.com or (nine zero six)-235-8593 with questions or interest!
  25. KWT660HDT

    Just got my first HDT!

    We just took possession of a tandem axle 2013 T660 with the 86" studio sleeper. Truck specs are : Paccar mx13 485 hp/1650 torque 18 speed manual double overdrive 3.55 rears with lockers 12k fronts and 40k rears Front air suspension 244" wheelbase 22.5" tires We are Hauling a 44' XLR Thunderbolt 21,000 lb I got my class 1 license when I was 18, 28 years ago...after a couple of years as a long haul driver I went back to school and became a structural engineer and kept my CDL all this time planning to get an HDT RV. Took a while but better late than never! We don't go to campsites at all we just camp on BLM land with the dirt bikers or kananaskis country near calgary area rockies. When I drove commercial it was volvo 610's and freightliner FL120's mainly some internationals too Never rode a truck with a front air ride so I was pleasantly surprised it rides as good or better even than my ram 1 ton dually on beat up gravel roads and with tires fully inflated for commercial loads to boot. The long wheelbase has lots to do with it I figure This is going to be a lot of fun! Looking forward to sharing and learning with you all I'll post some pics over the weekend Cheers
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