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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-02-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,310
Posted By Alan_Barb
Our Heartland Bighorn has served us well for 4...

Our Heartland Bighorn has served us well for 4 years. Worth a look.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-03-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,299
Posted By Alan_Barb
In Michigan... $262 annually for license plates...

In Michigan... $262 annually for license plates for the F-350. One time 6% sales tax when purchased. No personal property tax.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-27-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,849
Posted By Alan_Barb
Catskills area of New York. We went in late May....

Catskills area of New York. We went in late May. I expected the mosquitos but the deer ticks were a surprise. I removed one from myself the second day there. A little internet research showed that...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-31-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,688
Posted By Alan_Barb
We decided that we wanted to stay with a SRW...

We decided that we wanted to stay with a SRW truck. So we went with the largest fifth wheel we could for that, a 39’ with a 16,000 GVWR. So far so good.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-28-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,130
Posted By Alan_Barb
I agree with dblr, the Heartland Owners Forum is...

I agree with dblr, the Heartland Owners Forum is really helpful.

We have the Big Horn 3570RS, a very similar model. We are very happy with it.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-12-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,510
Posted By Alan_Barb
Half ton toy hauler? Sort of like a kosher pork...

Half ton toy hauler? Sort of like a kosher pork chop. No such thing.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-12-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By Alan_Barb
The same thing happened to us. After a long...

The same thing happened to us. After a long search we settled on a Bighorn 3570RS. We planned on ordering it with the options we wanted.

Than, you guessed it, the model was discontinued. We...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-29-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,958
Posted By Alan_Barb
Yes, I use a simple king pin lock when parking...

Yes, I use a simple king pin lock when parking the rig in the storage lot.
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 01-22-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,074
Posted By Alan_Barb
One owner...Wonder Woman.

One owner...Wonder Woman.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-25-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,182
Posted By Alan_Barb
One big potential difference is the tow vehicle....

One big potential difference is the tow vehicle. The right 37' unit is fine with a SWR truck. A 42' would need a dually.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-13-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By Alan_Barb
I have been talking to Onan Cummins Indiana in...

I have been talking to Onan Cummins Indiana in Elkhart. They do lots of generator installs in fifth wheels. Ballpark estimate to add a 5500 LP generator is $5,800. That would be to a fifth wheel...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-11-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,086
Posted By Alan_Barb
I am getting 11 mpg towing a 13,000 lb fifth...

I am getting 11 mpg towing a 13,000 lb fifth wheel. All east of the Mississippi so far. 20 mpg empty.

Only 3,000 miles on the truck so far. I am hoping it gets better with break in.

2017 F350...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-30-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Alan_Barb
Haas Lake Park in New Hudson is a nice private...

Haas Lake Park in New Hudson is a nice private park. Located in southwest Oakland County.

https://haaslakepark.com/
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 11-30-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,679
Posted By Alan_Barb
All Fridays matter....

All Fridays matter....
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 08-16-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,891
Posted By Alan_Barb
Yes, those are no-win situations. As Admiral...

Yes, those are no-win situations. As Admiral Akbar would say, it's a trap.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-09-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,070
Posted By Alan_Barb
We just upgraded from a TT to our first fifth...

We just upgraded from a TT to our first fifth wheel too. We paid 35% below MSRP. It was a 2016 model that had been on the dealers lot for a year. We also travelled a ways to get it.

After...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-10-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,785
Posted By Alan_Barb
X5 for the Cody-O (Cody rodeo)

X5 for the Cody-O

(Cody rodeo)
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 07-07-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,834
Posted By Alan_Barb
Use of Router with Max Signal Booster?

Would there be a benefit to using a wireless router with the Maximum Signal booster? (Or for any booster, for that matter.)

Could the booster hook up directly to the router?

I would like to use...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-03-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By Alan_Barb
I don't have any personal experience with...

I don't have any personal experience with Thousand Trails. However I did read a great blog post on the topic on the www.rvlove.com blog.
...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-03-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By Alan_Barb
Try looking at Haas Lake campground, Proud Lake...

Try looking at Haas Lake campground, Proud Lake State Park, and Camp Dearborn.

(BTW, Camp Dearborn is in Milford MI, not Dearborn).
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-04-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 24,194
Posted By Alan_Barb
I tow my 23' 4,000 lb travel trailer with a 2016...

I tow my 23' 4,000 lb travel trailer with a 2016 Explorer. It handles the trailer OK around the Midwest. I would not use this vehicle to tow through the mountains.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-04-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,280
Posted By Alan_Barb
My Equalizer tows well and really cuts down on...

My Equalizer tows well and really cuts down on sway. However it is very loud with lots of squeaks and groans.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-30-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,342
Posted By Alan_Barb
Both campgrounds at Porcupine Mountains...

Both campgrounds at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park are both good. Presque Isle on the west side is no-hook ups and is walking distance to a great waterfall loop. Union Bay is the "modern"...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 04-19-2016, 04:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,564
Posted By Alan_Barb
We have been looking at both models. I am...

We have been looking at both models. I am curious, what 34PA features do you mean?

Thanks!
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-04-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,622
Posted By Alan_Barb
You can still negotiate when ordering, just do it...

You can still negotiate when ordering, just do it beforehand.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-04-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By Alan_Barb
You may be seeing the awning casing. 120485

You may be seeing the awning casing. 120485
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-03-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By Alan_Barb
I have driven this road several times in a car....

I have driven this road several times in a car. Great drive, not to be missed.

However I would not drive a big rig (motor home or fifth wheel) on this route. Narrow road, tight turns, windy, etc.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-29-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 30,423
Posted By Alan_Barb
The Vanleigh website only shows 1 model, the...

The Vanleigh website only shows 1 model, the 38'11" Vilano. That's too long for us, but the 35' might work. Where did you see it? Thx.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-18-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,895
Posted By Alan_Barb
Fourth and fifth....

Fourth and fifth....
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-17-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,895
Posted By Alan_Barb
Ditto on Kolob Canyon.

Ditto on Kolob Canyon.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-17-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,577
Posted By Alan_Barb
The Desert Botanical Gardens is worth a visit. It...

The Desert Botanical Gardens is worth a visit. It is near the Phoenix airport.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-16-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By Alan_Barb
Try Haas Lake RV Park in New Hudson. 30 miles or...

Try Haas Lake RV Park in New Hudson. 30 miles or so from A2.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-01-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By Alan_Barb
I went on the Newmar factory tour last week. I...

I went on the Newmar factory tour last week. I really enjoyed it and I am glad I went.

I am familiar with automotive assembly plants and this is VERY different. With automotive, the craftsmanship...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-01-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,256
Posted By Alan_Barb
Thanks for all the replies. Based on the...

Thanks for all the replies.

Based on the responses above, I called Winnebago technical support and asked about the slides.

According to them, the passenger side slides were switched to...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-29-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,256
Posted By Alan_Barb
Chas & Sam, thanks for the quick replies. I...

Chas & Sam, thanks for the quick replies.

I have read about problems with Schwintek slides in many forums.

Do you happen to know when Winnebago moved the 42QD to Schwintek slides?
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-29-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,256
Posted By Alan_Barb
2011-2014 Tour / Ellipse 42QD Questions

As we have been researching for the right RV, I have been reading this forum regularly. This looks like a great bunch of very helpful people!

We have narrowed our search down to the Tour/Ellipse...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-16-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By Alan_Barb
Knoxville, specifically.

Knoxville, specifically.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-30-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By Alan_Barb
For a fun activity (and a bit heart pounding)...

For a fun activity (and a bit heart pounding) drive along Skyline Drive. No trailers or motor homes. Check it out on you tube. Really cool.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-13-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By Alan_Barb
We use CBs for multi car caravans. We find they...

We use CBs for multi car caravans. We find they work better than cell phones or texts.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-17-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By Alan_Barb
X2 for the Cody-o.

X2 for the Cody-o.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-10-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By Alan_Barb
Oregon or Maine?

Oregon or Maine?
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-05-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,443
Posted By Alan_Barb
You might look at Augusta Luxe. Not Domani or...

You might look at Augusta Luxe. Not Domani or Land Yacht, but less country / traditional.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-05-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,926
Posted By Alan_Barb
Hmmm... no one has mentioned Landmark 365. Is...

Hmmm... no one has mentioned Landmark 365. Is there a reason?

It is on my short list (which also includes DRV, Redwood, Lifestyle, Trilogy).
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-06-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 21,604
Posted By Alan_Barb
A quick check of rvtrader.com shows 8 nationwide.

A quick check of rvtrader.com shows 8 nationwide.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-02-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,383
Posted By Alan_Barb
I checked a front living room floor plan and yes...

I checked a front living room floor plan and yes the bathroom is on the lower level. Check out this Grand Design (just the first one I looked at): Solitude Fifth-Wheel Floor Plans | Grand Design RV...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-07-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,783
Posted By Alan_Barb
Sorry, I have not heard of that brand and a quick...

Sorry, I have not heard of that brand and a quick internet search didn't find it either.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-05-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,659
Posted By Alan_Barb
X2 Grand Teton National Park. Then (in no...

X2 Grand Teton National Park.

Then (in no particular order) Zion NP, Sedona AZ, Arches NP....
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-05-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,388
Posted By Alan_Barb
Arches National Park

X2 for Arches NP. If you like hiking, don't miss the ranger-led Fiery Furnace hike. Also the Devils Garden loop.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 11-09-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,789
Posted By Alan_Barb
We have been to the Haunted Hamburger and it is...

We have been to the Haunted Hamburger and it is pretty good. Two weeks ago we were in Jerome and tried a restaurant named Grapes. Even better actually.
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