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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. Not mine, Seen on Craigslist. $15650 Toy Hauler Fifth Wheel http://greensboro.craigslist.org/rvs/6076153282.html?lang=en&cc=us
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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!
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. Re-locating to Texas as a permanent domicile state. I would like to ask what insurance companies Rvers with fifth-wheels use to insure their fifth wheel and towing vehicle (my is a Siverado, 2500hd). Will be full-time and possibly traveling out of the state.
  21. 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.
  22. I just had a new 5th wheel hitch installed. I had an experienced friend help me hitch up the first time. The hitch seemed to snap into place as expected. My friend said we were good to go. We pulled out of our spot and got about a quarter mile down the road before the trailer detached and ground to a halt. I realize that we failed to do a pull test like the manual said to do but I wonder how I got so far down the road before it gave way. How can I make sure that the thing is hitched right? Is pull test the only way. Any one with any experience with this?
  23. 1999 Freightliner FLD120 single axle tractor. In excellent shape with very low original miles. 12.7 liter Detroit Diesel, up to date on all services. Steer tires are new, drive tires approx 35% remaining. Has commercial fifth wheel and fold away goose neck ball with all the electrical hook ups to pull anything from a commercial trailer, car hauler, or a camper. Plenty of accessories inside and out, 5' stainless steel exhaust stacks, 1000 watt inverter with two plugins, toolbox for storage or generator, bunk hardly used, aftermarket steering wheel, Eaton 9 speed manual trans, new paint, stainless steel fender covers, stainless steel wing, dual 120 gallon fuel tanks, cb radio, and new cd player. Truck recently used to haul cars, but we are getting out of the business. The mileage will change some as it will still be on the road until it is sold. Pics too big to upload here, can been seen on Craigslist @ http://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/5243543243.html
  24. Hi ladies and Gentleman, My daughter has a rare genetic condition that gets worse as the weather gets cold. She was just diagnosed this past February and the doctors told us we need to look to warmer climates for her and her specialists are in a state in the south. So we have been in a scramble to try to find the best fifth wheel to facilitate this. Naturally this caught us off guard and we do not have a ton of money saved up $12,000, We can make payments but our credit is not the best so not sure how to get financed. We had one dealer tells us they might be able to but only on one unit,The Heartland Gateway, but the unit has alot of customer complaints on them). Some said they wont even last 3 years. We are trying to determine which fifth wheel is the best value. We dont want to have to deal with a bunch of leaks and poor insulation or construction as we will be spending our time taking our daughter back and forth to her doctors. However, we also can not afford to buy "the best". There are 4 of us, two teenagers and my wife and I so we need a bunkhouse. We have heard that the DRV and New Horizones are good but even the used ones are out of our prices range. Any suggestions or information would be great
  25. 2009 Heartland Cyclone model 4012. 41' toyhauler has a separate 8 x 12 garage. Can sleep 10+ has 4 queen beds and 2 couches. 1 queen bed in separate master bedroom, 2 queen beds that slide down from ceiling in the enclosed garage, 1 queen bed in a loft in the living room, and 2 couches. Also has a large storage loft over the kitchen - I have never seen this in another camper. Has remote start 5kw Onan generator (start from inside the camper). Has all the normal luxuries of a Heartland toyhauler too numerous to mention. E-mail for questions. $40,000 I know it can be hard to find a truck to pull this. We had this camper picked out for a month before we could find an affordable truck to pull it. So we will consider selling as a package deal with the 2004 GMC 4 door dually in the picture below. It is 2wd, but it is the SLT version with leather interior, bose audio system, durmax diesel with Allyson transmission. Also has an exhaust brake, which allowed me to tow this camper down a 7% grade for 7 miles without using my actual breaks! Will also include the companion fifth wheel hitch (nearly $1,000 new). $53,000 for entire package. See pictures at... http://parkersburg.craigslist.org/rvs/5138183205.html
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