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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-16-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,297
Posted By cb1000rider
Keystone builds a lot of RVs and the Alpine isn't...

Keystone builds a lot of RVs and the Alpine isn't (to my knowledge) built on a separate line. I've had roof issues due to poor gluing of the EPDM, roof ballooned, cut itself on the AC frame, etc. I...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-16-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,361
Posted By cb1000rider
Slider hitch is built for short bed. I have a...

Slider hitch is built for short bed. I have a 2015 megacab and a 5th wheel. Some 5ers have more clearance than others, but the sliding hitch is all you need. Get an auto-slider if you're forgetful.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-16-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,844
Posted By cb1000rider
So Carbon monoxide is heavier than air - so it...

So Carbon monoxide is heavier than air - so it should "sink". Think about it like a waterfall.

I've run Class-As and a Class-C with an external generator on a rear hitch rack. I haven't done it...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-16-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By cb1000rider
I haven't had the issue. I haven't seen a recall...

I haven't had the issue. I haven't seen a recall - state your year, make, model.
5th wheel springs should be "easy replacement" - lots of places carry them. No reason, other than other associated...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-16-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,715
Posted By cb1000rider
That's a fair assessment. However, if I was...

That's a fair assessment. However, if I was running a business and got paid $60/hr for warranty work or $110/hr for retail repairs, how would I do it?

And I DO blame Keystone. Why? because...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-16-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,947
Posted By cb1000rider
You can. See: https://www.trailerblocks.com/ ...

You can. See:
https://www.trailerblocks.com/

But it creates a tremendous amount of torque on the axle. It's be better to re-arch the springs.

Remember, there is a bed-to-RV clearance issue...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-16-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,189
Posted By cb1000rider
I actually like the videos of Jayco's roof design...

I actually like the videos of Jayco's roof design over what Keystone does.

Here is the truth: All of the manufacturers in Indiana that I know about pay their line techs "by the piece" rather than...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-15-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,715
Posted By cb1000rider
I was treated better as a 2nd hand (I bought...

I was treated better as a 2nd hand (I bought used) Jayco owner than I was buying a new Keystone. The difference was absolutely night and day.

I hear a lot of good things about DRV and Artic Fox,...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 06-15-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,480
Posted By cb1000rider
Read about Keystone's current reputation with the...

Read about Keystone's current reputation with the BBB - read past the A+ rating to the complaints. You see some disturbing trends.

IMHO, Keystone builds "average" RVs at high volume. Just like...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-15-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 25,201
Posted By cb1000rider
They are doing something right. They have a...

They are doing something right. They have a reputation for "not sucking" in terms of service. Remember, the execs of Grand Design were originally from Keystone, which (IMHO) has one of the worse...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-15-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,189
Posted By cb1000rider
I bought a 2015 Keystone Carbon (5th wheel, toy...

I bought a 2015 Keystone Carbon (5th wheel, toy hauler). Look, Keystone builds big volume RVs. I don't know that the construction is any worse than Forest River. You might get a good one, you...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-08-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By cb1000rider
For comparison, retail on a new rubber / EPDM...

For comparison, retail on a new rubber / EPDM roof on a 37 foot 5th wheel, $7000-$9000, if done correctly.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-08-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,093
Posted By cb1000rider
It's a Grand Design. If it's a factory issue,...

It's a Grand Design. If it's a factory issue, they'll take care of it..
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-08-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By cb1000rider
Used. Sitting 7+ months in FL, you'll need to...

Used. Sitting 7+ months in FL, you'll need to find a good tech to check the roof at least twice a year. Best brand in 5th wheel - new is probably Grand Design. Used - DRV or grand design.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-08-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,552
Posted By cb1000rider
Stock batteries - 2 x group 24 Deep Cycle 12V. I...

Stock batteries - 2 x group 24 Deep Cycle 12V. I get several days, 3-4 without worrying about it running the fridge.

Note that many manufacturers battery disconnects are "sorta disconnect" and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-08-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,733
Posted By cb1000rider
I've owned two Class-A's, a Class-C and finally a...

I've owned two Class-A's, a Class-C and finally a 37' Toyhauler 5th wheel. As all the motorhomes were gassers, I found that a well-equipped tow vehicle was a much nicer ride and much easier to have...
Forum: Keystone 06-07-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,044
Posted By cb1000rider
You might want to check out Keystone's typical...

You might want to check out Keystone's typical dealer response to warranty claims. You have one spot to get it repaired - your dealer. Other dealers (despite what you will be told) do not have to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-07-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,005
Posted By cb1000rider
There is some information here: ..."because the...

There is some information here:
..."because the defendants allegedly failed to repair the vehicle so as to bring it into conformity with the warranties and failed and refused to repair or...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-12-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 22,120
Posted By cb1000rider
Investigating or not, this is private data. ...

Investigating or not, this is private data. Forest River or Thor could provide it, but do you think that's in their best interest?

I'm all for data and think that data like average number of...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-11-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,301
Posted By cb1000rider
That's a tough one. I'd think that the pump...

That's a tough one. I'd think that the pump would be part of the chassis too.
Thor - willing to get sideways with their customer over $129.... Way to go.
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 07-11-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,638
Posted By cb1000rider
You could by a barely used on here: ...

You could by a barely used on here:
https://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/f112/thinking-about-flipping-my-georgetown-xl-for-berkshire-400bh-87751.html

Personally, I'd get my tail over to that...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-11-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 22,120
Posted By cb1000rider
As I understand it, manufacturers pay a fee for...

As I understand it, manufacturers pay a fee for the sticker and simply self certify that they are complying with standards.

RIVA does have a means for a "surprise inspection" - but how valuable is...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 07-10-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By cb1000rider
The two most common replacement tires that I know...

The two most common replacement tires that I know about are Maxxis and Sailun - at least at reasonable price points. 235/85/16. We're running the Sailun's - they're literally 61 lbs each compared...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 07-10-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,970
Posted By cb1000rider
Would it restart and run after cool-down?

Would it restart and run after cool-down?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-10-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 22,120
Posted By cb1000rider
".....The federal lemon law (the Magnuson-Moss...

".....The federal lemon law (the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act) was enacted in 1975 and protects citizens of all states...."

Maybe it was the junk that was being peddled in 1974 within the auto...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-10-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By cb1000rider
I've owned fiberglass and rubber (TPO / EPDM). I...

I've owned fiberglass and rubber (TPO / EPDM). I was a little more diligent about watching the rubber roofs. They seem a bit more prone to requiring cleaning.

Like you, I'd prefer fiberglass if...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-10-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By cb1000rider
Generally, 37-42 feet, they handle fine. Watch...

Generally, 37-42 feet, they handle fine. Watch the factory tires, although with 3 axles you should be OK on load.

They're slow to turn (of course) and you may be out of luck at many camping...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-10-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 974
Posted By cb1000rider
Jerry and Colleen: I'll refrain degrading any...

Jerry and Colleen:
I'll refrain degrading any particular brands, but you really need to look carefully before buying - which is exactly what you're doing by asking.

First, understand that...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-10-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By cb1000rider
I think you made a good choice too...

I think you made a good choice too...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-09-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 22,120
Posted By cb1000rider
I think this experience is probably the...

I think this experience is probably the exception, not the rule. I believe the largest volume manufacturers (Forest River/Keystone) tie you to their dealer network. It's not unusual (at all) to set...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-09-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By cb1000rider
By "true" disconnect, I mean one that actually...

By "true" disconnect, I mean one that actually disconnects everything. Most factory disconnects are "mostly" disconnects - meaning they often leave a few things on (like the c02 and smoke...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-09-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By cb1000rider
IF you discharge it too many times (it doesn't...

IF you discharge it too many times (it doesn't take many) then you'll have a fairly useless piece of lead.

Install a true disconnect. Don't forget to use it when storing. If you're not...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-09-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,661
Posted By cb1000rider
I don't think they really consider the non-CDL...

I don't think they really consider the non-CDL case when making the rules. They sure don't consider it when deciding what tests to give you.. :-)

When I walked in to get my wait-in-line ticket,...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 07-09-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,947
Posted By cb1000rider
13k off an MSRP of 26k or 13k off an MSRP of...

13k off an MSRP of 26k or 13k off an MSRP of 100k? Makes a difference.

These are a risk, for sure. But many of the components are same across the board. You're basically buying a new RV which...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-09-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 22,120
Posted By cb1000rider
The commentary by the consumer / lemon law...

The commentary by the consumer / lemon law attorney out of Michigan? It's pretty eye opening and perhaps a must-listen if you've never owned an RV before. The fact that your $250k motorhome can...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-08-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,216
Posted By cb1000rider
You can also get these trucks with a...

You can also get these trucks with a self-leveling factory airbag option.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-08-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,661
Posted By cb1000rider
No idea how Wayne M...

No idea how Wayne M (https://www.irv2.com/forums/members/wayne+m-29703.html) managed it. I got my Class-A in 2015. My renewal came up in 2016 and I was definitely blocked from online-renewal.

The...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-08-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,216
Posted By cb1000rider
Better get with the modern Diesel: The 2.0L VW...

Better get with the modern Diesel:
The 2.0L VW diesel puts down 140-150hp and 240ft/lbs of torque. Before getting busted for cheating anyway..

The 3.0L in the Eco-diesel puts down 240hp and 420...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-08-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,661
Posted By cb1000rider
That's what is stated online.... And 2 people...

That's what is stated online.... And 2 people at DPS told me that Class-A cannot online renew. But I have less than 10% faith in anything they say about non-CDL class A or B.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-08-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,108
Posted By cb1000rider
Looks like it's gonna work out pretty well for...

Looks like it's gonna work out pretty well for most VW diesel owners.
Like most people above, I'd wait and see the actual results - programming is not always favorable to the consumer and can...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 07-08-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,947
Posted By cb1000rider
How much is the discount?

How much is the discount?
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-08-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,216
Posted By cb1000rider
That's a great 1/2 ton truck - in high demand. ...

That's a great 1/2 ton truck - in high demand. Decent towing. You get to judge if it will meet your needs in terms of towing.

The only down side that I can find is that some small amount of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-08-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,405
Posted By cb1000rider
Let me correct that for you: No RV is perfect,...

Let me correct that for you:
No RV is perfect, but Thor tends to rely on Dealers to resolve quality problems. Thor has control of reimbursement rates, and as such, has another means to control...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-07-2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,300
Posted By cb1000rider
I don't think your budget is a constraint on a...

I don't think your budget is a constraint on a 2013. I think you should consider the toy hauler also if it's equipped with happi-jack bed system (basically 2 queen bunk beds). If you're in the...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 07-07-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,431
Posted By cb1000rider
I too, suspect it's the inherent protections...

I too, suspect it's the inherent protections granted on primary residence. Basically they can't come and get it if you stop paying.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-07-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,069
Posted By cb1000rider
Fuel pump issues on the onan tend to be less than...

Fuel pump issues on the onan tend to be less than black and white - especially when it involves shutting down at temperature. I've got no experience on that particular trailer, but in others where...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-07-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 22,120
Posted By cb1000rider
Cars are mostly built by machines and although...

Cars are mostly built by machines and although people like Quadder (and many others) do get lemons, it's much harder for machines to make different mistakes than it is for a group of humans who are...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-07-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,496
Posted By cb1000rider
I used these guys to rekey everything to the main...

I used these guys to rekey everything to the main door keys. Installing the entire cylinder was cheaper than having the dealer actually do a re-key.

One RV = One Key....
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-07-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 87,155
Posted By cb1000rider
2015 Dodge. 2015 5th wheel that's at about 13k...

2015 Dodge. 2015 5th wheel that's at about 13k empty and 16k GVWR. 2-axle. Brakes work, but won't come close to locking... I hear the triple axles do a little better for braking, as do the...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-07-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,290
Posted By cb1000rider
Charles, Your correction is appreciated. My...

Charles,
Your correction is appreciated. My comments were on the Sprinter chassis in general. As you've pointed out, perhaps the Mercedes models have a bit of a more isolated set of service...
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