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Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 12-13-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,605
Posted By jswharton
Horse barn mats here. Come in 4X8 3/4 Cut...

Horse barn mats here. Come in 4X8 3/4 Cut in 12 strips 5 long, never had to use more than 3 to level the trailer. Have some plastic blocks too and if I need them for height I use 12X12...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-05-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,796
Posted By jswharton
Try it out and see for yourself. Why not rent...

Try it out and see for yourself. Why not rent different RVs, stay in different parks, boondock etc. May also help avoid buying a unit that doesn’t fit and ultimately save some money. Here’s one...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 12-04-2017, 05:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,669
Posted By jswharton
I too agree about quality and best house comments...

I too agree about quality and best house comments

Over on the Northwood forum there is also much conversation about quality. What struck me about the announcement was that Northwood Investments,...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 12-03-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,669
Posted By jswharton
FYI- Jim Jones is a bean counter too

FYI- Jim Jones is a bean counter too
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-02-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,966
Posted By jswharton
Might want to look at Sailun S637T 235/80R -16, a...

Might want to look at Sailun S637T 235/80R -16, a good tire G rated and about the same price as the Maxxis ( my #2 choice) through Simple Tire. They partner with NTB but will actually ship to any...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-28-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By jswharton
Goodyear made the Marathon, have them on my rig...

Goodyear made the Marathon, have them on my rig now, and were made in China and USA until sometime in 2012, then China exclusively. The Endurance replaced the Marathon. It new and not time proven,...
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 10-28-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,913
Posted By jswharton
Had a 24M that got flooded in Harvey. The...

Had a 24M that got flooded in Harvey. The company is Northwood mfg and was started by Ron Nash. Bought my new and had it for about 18 months and maybe 5,000 miles. Dump valve was bad at the get go,...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-27-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By jswharton
Saw one at a campsite, the owner liked it and...

Saw one at a campsite, the owner liked it and worked well for how they travel. Think it’s cool. I did call them last year, 8 to 9 months lead time to order.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-21-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,618
Posted By jswharton
Lots of variables. First there is the insurance...

Lots of variables. First there is the insurance companies, each has their own loss experience for each state, and a premium goal (appetite) that drives their premiums. The insured value of the...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-14-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By jswharton
The results are in and I think fair. The payout...

The results are in and I think fair. The payout is about 13% off suggested NADA list price, plus sales tax and license, minus my deductible. Probably better than I could have done and was really...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-06-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By jswharton
Thanks for the information. Heard back from...

Thanks for the information. Heard back from dealer, no bedroom TV option with the mountain series only Titanium. Will ask if the outlets, 110v, 12v and cable is there or not.

Think the awing is...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-05-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By jswharton
250RKS options

Looks like I lost my travel trailer to Harvey which opens the door for ORV.

So looking at the Blackstone 250 RKS mountain series. Here are the options I'm thinking of and would like opinions to...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-05-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By jswharton
Inspector looked at the Nash and said that he's...

Inspector looked at the Nash and said that he's going to recommend totaling. He did say that someone would probably buy it at auction and most likely use it, but he could not recommend that due to...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-01-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By jswharton
The ants are just nasty! Took me awhile to...

The ants are just nasty! Took me awhile to respect them, only been in ant territory for the last 15 years. One day you see no sign of them and the next there is a colony. I stay diligent in...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-01-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By jswharton
No go on dropping the bottom and insulation,...

No go on dropping the bottom and insulation, foiled by FIRE ANTS!
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-01-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By jswharton
Ok, so as of today: Filed the claim...

Ok, so as of today:

Filed the claim yesterday morning with Amica. Would not take a online filing (probably too many trying because of Harvey) but got right through when I called, took the basic...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-31-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By jswharton
Thanks for the well wishes and great information....

Thanks for the well wishes and great information. I'll wait for the adjuster, wasn't too enthused about crawling under and pulling that stuff down.

I guess it's like living thru any type of...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-31-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By jswharton
Flooded in Houston

Our trailer SOB (ORV cousin) was underwater to the top of the frame. Couldn't find any water inside. The underbelly is full of water, insulation wet. I punched a couple holes for drainage and some...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-18-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,302
Posted By jswharton
I have often wondered why manufacturers don't...

I have often wondered why manufacturers don't include pictures of the rv roof. I think many buyers would appreciate the view for planning solar, TV etc. and now of course sewer vent proximity to...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-17-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,401
Posted By jswharton
For this trip borrow the generator and not worry...

For this trip borrow the generator and not worry about it.

Solar is fairly easy with the wiring already run. I have a Blue Sky Energy Solar Boost 3000i 30A 12V MPPT ($260), 2 180w panels from...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-10-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By jswharton
I have read but not verified that when there is...

I have read but not verified that when there is no dealer around, like in TX where I am, that ORV will work with independent repair facilities for any warranty work. Does anyone know this to be a...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-09-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,527
Posted By jswharton
Why avoid Denver? Hard sale, service?

Why avoid Denver? Hard sale, service?
Forum: iRV2 Owners Registry 08-08-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By jswharton
Nash :: 2017 Nash 24M

Nash :: 2017 Nash 24M (2017-08-09 00:04:08)
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-08-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,527
Posted By jswharton
Houston area here, so will be interested in what...

Houston area here, so will be interested in what others have to say. I talked to a the dealer in Idaho Springs, Camping World, and after checking with the ORV rep thought any warranty work could be...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-07-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,044
Posted By jswharton
Been looking at the BlackStone 250RKS. The...

Been looking at the BlackStone 250RKS. The Titanium series is $10,710, the X4 package $803, mtn storage $298. Have not gotten deep into the details but being in TX, AC is important and not sure you...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-09-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,614
Posted By jswharton
I have thought about the milk crate idea, open...

I have thought about the milk crate idea, open side down with a plywood topper. The crates specs say can handle 200 lbs in a stack. Should be OK under stabilizers but have not found any info on...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-17-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By jswharton
Thanks for the info, looks problematic. Takes...

Thanks for the info, looks problematic. Takes only one small part of the road to create a breakdown, think I'll have to backtrack and go around. Thanks again!
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-17-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By jswharton
Creede to Silverton CO in July

Heading to CO this summer and want to take county road 520 "Stony Pass Road" from Creede to Silverton probably in mid July. The maps indicate no problems from Creede to Rio Grande Reservoir but past...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-12-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,644
Posted By jswharton
The F-350's for 373 gears tow 23,500 and with 430...

The F-350's for 373 gears tow 23,500 and with 430 gears tow 26,500. Ford announced a new Superduty for 2017, no specs yet but indicated even beefier. Will have lots of goodies, built in TPMS for...
Forum: Excel Owner's Forum 02-20-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,943
Posted By jswharton
So if ordering a new Winslow what are the...

So if ordering a new Winslow what are the options? I'm headed to Kansas next week and don't want to order something unreliable but do want automatic. Any words of wisdom?
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-25-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,128
Posted By jswharton
Sprayed on roofs

There appears to be several sprayed on roofs available RV FlexArmor, Rhino,LineX to name a few. Lots of statements of "fact" from each but have yet been able to gather enough information to evaluate...
Forum: Excel Owner's Forum 01-18-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,681
Posted By jswharton
Thanks! If only sky diving was on my bucket list...

Thanks! If only sky diving was on my bucket list jumping might b an option. Bryan would probably have a different kind of jumping envisioned, like jumping into a new Excel and you know, he may be...
Forum: Excel Owner's Forum 01-18-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,681
Posted By jswharton
Thanks for the feedback and pictures, it has...

Thanks for the feedback and pictures, it has helped a bunch!

So much so that we are thinking of flying up to see the factory in March. Does anyone know if the Kansas City airport is the best to...
Forum: Excel Owner's Forum 01-16-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,681
Posted By jswharton
E Option Bathroom Opinions

We are thinking about the E option bathroom with the washer dryer in the bath. We have not seen one in person and was wondering if anyone has one and could post some pictures. It looks like it...
Forum: Texas Boomers 01-04-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,775
Posted By jswharton
Fran & Scott will be there, 13-16 and looking...

Fran & Scott will be there, 13-16 and looking forward to some warmer weather!
Forum: Excel Owner's Forum 01-02-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,476
Posted By jswharton
not sure if this "Service Bulletin Number: ...

not sure if this "Service Bulletin Number: 101912" is what you need or not. Hope it helps

http://www.excelrvs.com/assets/files/Sanitizing%20Fresh%20Water%20Tank.pdf
Forum: Excel Owner's Forum 12-18-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,500
Posted By jswharton
Options are good and like the fact that Excel...

Options are good and like the fact that Excel puts it out there for us. Take it or leave it, this is more of a choice than I,ve had on any other unit:). Time will only tell what my choice would be....
Forum: Excel Owner's Forum 12-13-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By jswharton
Russell & Bryan, thanks for the information. The...

Russell & Bryan, thanks for the information. The dealer closest to Katy is Campers Direct America in Austin, Texas. I have been emailing with Will Alexander and he has been helpful and seems a like...
Forum: Excel Owner's Forum 12-13-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By jswharton
Want to be questions

We think Excel makes a good product and are going to meet with a dealer over Christmas and up to Kansas in the spring.

We currently have a Montana and removed their idea of the EZ pivot. On the...
Forum: Excel Owner's Forum 11-01-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,522
Posted By jswharton
ARRET, thanks. It does appear that the weights...

ARRET, thanks. It does appear that the weights will be fine. Think we will head to Kansas early next year. Never seen an Excel up close and personal but I do believe it would be a fine home for...
Forum: Excel Owner's Forum 11-01-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,522
Posted By jswharton
Excel Weights

I'm looking to upgrade into an Excel and have a 2011 F350 DRW. Was wondering what your thoughts on if this truck could pull an Excel Limited 36GKM? Have not decided for sure on this model but think...
Forum: Texas Boomers 08-16-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,068
Posted By jswharton
Developed a conflict so the Whartons will have to...

Developed a conflict so the Whartons will have to wait until October, see everyone then!
Forum: Texas Boomers 07-30-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,068
Posted By jswharton
Scott & Fran Wharton will be there, Friday to...

Scott & Fran Wharton will be there, Friday to Monday 50 amp please.
Forum: Texas Boomers 04-05-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,250
Posted By jswharton
Put us down for Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Friday...

Put us down for Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Friday night and breakfast beacon, egg, & cheese burritos for the Saturday morning and we'll join the BBQ Saturday night
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-30-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,614
Posted By jswharton
Good units. Have heard that some of the later...

Good units. Have heard that some of the later mcd dated units had poor quality control once they knew they were going out of business. Had a 2010 fws and never could get the slide adjusted right...
Forum: Texas Boomers 03-30-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,544
Posted By jswharton
Met one of your members, Ken, at Cagle over...

Met one of your members, Ken, at Cagle over Christmas and if not imposing would like to attend. We'll come in Friday and leave Sunday, 50 amp. Do we bring anything for Saturday breakfast?

Scott...
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