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Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-15-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,988
Posted By lcboy
Equalizer 1200 lb here. Best hitch of three I had.

Equalizer 1200 lb here. Best hitch of three I had.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-14-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 32,482
Posted By lcboy
We just came back today from a camping trip. Had...

We just came back today from a camping trip. Had a good time and cooked ribs on an open fire in the evening as it cooled down. Our 2800 imagine performed flawless and that will be the last trip till...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-26-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,838
Posted By lcboy
I pull the mattress away from the headboard and...

I pull the mattress away from the headboard and put pillows in the gap. It will give you a few more inches in length.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-10-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,150
Posted By lcboy
I have an Equalizer hitch. It is a weight...

I have an Equalizer hitch. It is a weight distribution hitch with built in sway control. Worth every penny.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-05-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 32,482
Posted By lcboy
We love our 2800 Imagine and it pulls good behind...

We love our 2800 Imagine and it pulls good behind our 1/2 ton Chevy. We went on five trips this summer break with the kids and everything works great. We love the theatre seats when watching movies...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-30-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,019
Posted By lcboy
Yes the Chevy trucks have locking rear axles on 2...

Yes the Chevy trucks have locking rear axles on 2 or 4 wheel drive.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-29-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,019
Posted By lcboy
I have a Chevy Z71 4 wheel drive and have used it...

I have a Chevy Z71 4 wheel drive and have used it a few times to pull the camper through the yard without spinning in the wet grass after big rains. It has an auto mode which it doesn't lock it up...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-21-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,553
Posted By lcboy
When I changed the gears in mine the abs lights...

When I changed the gears in mine the abs lights would flash and bing. That's why I said I had to program it with a hypertech
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-14-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,798
Posted By lcboy
I had that same hitch and you need to lower the...

I had that same hitch and you need to lower the L- brackets to the last hole. Then when you put the trailor weight on the bars they will be parallel with the tongue. Don't take any washers out yet or...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-10-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,553
Posted By lcboy
I had the 323 gears swapped out for 373 because...

I had the 323 gears swapped out for 373 because the guy said going one size would hardly be noticeable. It made a big difference in power. Raised about 200 rpms at 65 mph. Lost about 1 mpg at 65 mph....
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-31-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,571
Posted By lcboy
I have a similar truck as you but have the 342...

I have a similar truck as you but have the 342 gears. I have a 2800 bh imagine 6500 lbs empty. I put it in tow haul and pull around 65 and pulls great. It will downshift to 4 th gear going up a...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-25-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,996
Posted By lcboy
I have a 1/2 ton Chevy and pull a trailer 28 ft...

I have a 1/2 ton Chevy and pull a trailer 28 ft 6500 lbs empty. My tires are rated at 75 mph but I pull at 65 normally because the wind resistance gets stronger the faster you go burning more gas and...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-21-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,913
Posted By lcboy
My brother in law an sister in law slept in mine...

My brother in law an sister in law slept in mine and said it was fine. I think it depends how much room the people need and how picket they are. It's a camper and not a king size bed. You can go to a...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-17-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,342
Posted By lcboy
Well I just got home today and I watched the mpg...

Well I just got home today and I watched the mpg on my Chevy 5.3 while towing around 65 mph with tow haul button pressed. I didn't use cruise because it will downshift from 5th to 4th to keep it at...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-17-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,913
Posted By lcboy
We have the 2800 imagine 6500 lbs with double...

We have the 2800 imagine 6500 lbs with double over double bunks for our teenagers. It has an outside kitchen,alot of storage,stand up shower,arched roof,15000 btu air,real toilet,hi def tv,stainless...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-11-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,332
Posted By lcboy
I have an equilizer with sway control. You could...

I have an equilizer with sway control. You could get trailor brakes and extended mirrors also.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-11-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By lcboy
If it's a dometic it could be the thermostat ...

If it's a dometic it could be the thermostat Mine used to do that too even while camping at rv parks on 30 amps. Some people had to change the front of the thermostat.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-08-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,450
Posted By lcboy
I just tuck in the extra sheet under the pads....

I just tuck in the extra sheet under the pads. They're a little big but I'm ok with that.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-08-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By lcboy
My first camper had manual jack. The second and...

My first camper had manual jack. The second and third had electric and it is sweet. Never had a problem.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-08-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By lcboy
I have a 2015 Chevy with 342 gears and pull a...

I have a 2015 Chevy with 342 gears and pull a 6500 lb 28 ft camper with an equilizer 1200 lb hitch. It pulls great on flat land but will downshift on hills but will keep speed steady. I pull from...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-04-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,891
Posted By lcboy
We all had to learn how to do everything. Does it...

We all had to learn how to do everything. Does it have the same tension as the grey water valve? Is the black handle easier to pull and push?
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-28-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,201
Posted By lcboy
I had a 06 Chevy with 323 gears and it was a...

I had a 06 Chevy with 323 gears and it was a little weak taking off from a dead stop pulling my lawn mower and trailer . I had 373 gears installed and it was peppy then. I lost 1 mpg empty by going...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-28-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By lcboy
On the bars they have a sticker with the weight...

On the bars they have a sticker with the weight on them. They'll say 1000 or 1200 lbs
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-21-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,706
Posted By lcboy
I thought there was something wrong with the...

I thought there was something wrong with the brakes on my new Imagine because I had to put it on 10 which is the max on my Chevy. Went on a trip last weekend and after a 2 hour ride I pulled in the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-20-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,545
Posted By lcboy
I've had the husky with chains lots of pushing...

I've had the husky with chains lots of pushing from wind and trucks, the e2 which was better, and the Equalizer and the Equalizer is a better hitch.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-20-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,127
Posted By lcboy
We have a 2800 bh imagine and I pull with a 2016...

We have a 2800 bh imagine and I pull with a 2016 Chevy z71 with 342 gears and it pulls good. But it will downshift on hills or bridges. Got 10.3 mpg this weekend pulling 60 mph on a 2 hr trip.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-15-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,260
Posted By lcboy
How do you know the axles are bent? They are bent...

How do you know the axles are bent? They are bent upwards or downwards in the middle?
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-15-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By lcboy
We love our imagine 2800 bh. We love the floor...

We love our imagine 2800 bh. We love the floor plan with the bunks for the kids. Fit and finish is good. Pulls great. Lots of storage.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-12-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,415
Posted By lcboy
I have used 4 wheel drive several times when we...

I have used 4 wheel drive several times when we get a lot of rain and the yard gets soft to keep the tires from spinning. Another thing in low it makes backing so much easier. After a camping trip...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-07-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,349
Posted By lcboy
We have pulled three different campers from 28 ft...

We have pulled three different campers from 28 ft to 32 ft from 5400 lbs to 7000 lbs or so with a 5.3 between Texas and Florida over the years. It does fine but it will down shift going up hills. We...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-24-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,655
Posted By lcboy
They should both tow good on normal days but on...

They should both tow good on normal days but on strong windy days you will feel a little more of a push on the longer one vs the shorter one. That being said 26 ft is the one I'd get because it will...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-24-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By lcboy
I turn the icebox on a few days before we leave....

I turn the icebox on a few days before we leave. We put all the groceries in our home icebox to get everything cold. The day before we leave I'll put everything that's cold in the camper icebox....
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-21-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,696
Posted By lcboy
We use ours all the time. We cook daily outside....

We use ours all the time. We cook daily outside. We have hand soap and dawn so we can wash hands and clean utensils. We keep the icebox full of drinks so we don't have to keep going inside. Keeps me...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-16-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,558
Posted By lcboy
Our first camper was a grey wolf 28bh and we...

Our first camper was a grey wolf 28bh and we loved it and used it for years.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-11-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By lcboy
My Imagine had dexters. It has a tag on each axle

My Imagine had dexters. It has a tag on each axle
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-08-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,958
Posted By lcboy
Yes it should be close. You may have to take a...

Yes it should be close. You may have to take a washer out or lower the L bracket because the bars will be stronger than the 1200s. I would set it up like my last hitch and see. The 1200 lb bars were...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-07-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,958
Posted By lcboy
I would go with the 1400 lb bars. 1100 lbs tongue...

I would go with the 1400 lb bars. 1100 lbs tongue weight now plus 100 lbs for the hitch then load the camper and truck you should be in its weight range.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-07-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,080
Posted By lcboy
The tongue and rear bumper add about 3 ft to any...

The tongue and rear bumper add about 3 ft to any trailer. We have the 2800 Imagine and when we book we just say 28 ft when it's almost 31 but we have never had our campers not fit in a spot but some...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-06-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,473
Posted By lcboy
Well I'm glad you were finally able to use your...

Well I'm glad you were finally able to use your camper. We think they are well made also.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-01-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,460
Posted By lcboy
I have the Equalizer 1200 👍

I have the Equalizer 1200 👍
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-01-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,473
Posted By lcboy
My wife and I just bought a grand design Imagine...

My wife and I just bought a grand design Imagine 2800 in march this year. We've had two stick and tin campers and two fiberglass with aluminum frames and this one is the best one so far. It seems...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-24-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,470
Posted By lcboy
I have a champion 3500/4000 gen and it runs my 15...

I have a champion 3500/4000 gen and it runs my 15 btu ac along with everything on but the hot water heater on gas. It is about the same noise level as my cousins two hondas going at the same time....
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-17-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,633
Posted By lcboy
I have the equalizer 4 pt with 1200 lb trunnion...

I have the equalizer 4 pt with 1200 lb trunnion bars. These bars are square and straight for better ground clearance and are easier to hook up. I wish I would have bought this one first because it's...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-09-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,014
Posted By lcboy
Briarpatch. Congrats on your new camper. I just...

Briarpatch. Congrats on your new camper. I just looked at your camper and it looks great. It's longer and heavier than mine. The fit and finish looks good on these grand designs. My wife loves it....
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-08-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,014
Posted By lcboy
Well we went camping this weekend. It was windy...

Well we went camping this weekend. It was windy around 12 mph and the camper with the equalizer did great. I got 10.6 mpg on this trip with this camper maybe because it has a flatter front cap and...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-05-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,102
Posted By lcboy
First hitch was a husky and it was bad so I sold...

First hitch was a husky and it was bad so I sold it and bought an e2 which was ok. Then I bought an Equalizer 4pt 1200 lb trunnion bars and it's worth every penny. Made in the USA.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-05-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By lcboy
Congrats on your new camper. The outside kitchen...

Congrats on your new camper. The outside kitchen looks big. Have fun !!!
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-05-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,342
Posted By lcboy
I have a 2015 chevy with 5.3 and 6 speed...

I have a 2015 chevy with 5.3 and 6 speed transmission and 342 gears and tow a 32 ft camper 6500 lbs dry around 62-65 and get around 11 mpg with cruise set and tow haul.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-04-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By lcboy
We just bought a 2800bh and like it so far only...

We just bought a 2800bh and like it so far only camped in it one weekend. We are going camping this weekend with rain chances so I guess we'll see how it does.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-04-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,740
Posted By lcboy
We have the grand design 2800bh and the kids love...

We have the grand design 2800bh and the kids love the bunks but it would be good for pets too. The camper is pet friendly and even comes with a bottom drawer with two pet bowls for food and water.
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