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Old 11-25-2008, 06:23 AM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">.

"We use only premium quality radial tires." Hmm! .


What this means in manufacturers terms is...cheapest product our procurement department can buy.

Like Rusty note, the tires on the trailer or motorhome is not the place to go cheap. By saving a few hundred on a set of tires, you may be looking at damage in the thousands due to losing a tire.

Your RV is running with the tires near maximum capacity. If possible, I will jump one tire rating and get a higher load rated tire.

The same goes for a tow vehicle. When towing, you have the truck pretty well loaded and tires are stressed.


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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cpo3:
Sunny Brook makes one of the better RV, good fit and finish both inside and out. Their 5th wheel are well designed, I especially like the way they have all the outside hookups located in one handy location which makes it a breeze to hookup all your water/waste water connections along with the electrical and TV connections. I also like they way they set up the LP gas bottles(40# Each) which are located in their own locked area, to fill them alls you do is unlock the side door relise the latch and pull the handle and slide them out. One last thing the trade off on buying a good quality units like Sunny Brook and others is their weight because they do run a little on the heavy side, so do your math and check the weights to make sure you can handle the load. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I am under the impression DOT regulations state that access to LP tanks/cylinders must be un-restricted for emergency shut-off reasons. Time for another research mission for me it appears.

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Soon after posting my comment about the Sunnybrook line, I traded my Mobile Scout in on a Heartland Bighorn, which I really love. The Bighorn has much more bang for the buck than my Mobile Scout and the manufacturer has been fabulous in their support for me. You might want to check out the North Country line at Heartland RV's/North Country
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">SunnyBrook Lays Off Half Its Work Force

MIDDLEBURY, Ind. -- SunnyBrook RV, a towable maker, has laid-off about 120 administration and production personnel which represents nearly half of the company's payroll. The reduction was effective Nov. 30, said Elvie Frey Sr., president and chief executive officer of SunnyBrook.

Between 130 and 140 employees remain with the manufacturer. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Balance of article in RV Industry News available HERE.


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