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RE: Anyone heard of LIV trailers?

Great for boondocking. Who wants to haul around a 13.5 btu boat anchor you can't use? Can't use? They do make bigger generators. 3500w runs a 15k a/c just fine.
Samsonsworld 11/03/22 04:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone heard of LIV trailers?

Nothing says class like a window a/c or fireplace in the hallway....under your kitchen sink. Not sold on this one.
Samsonsworld 11/02/22 11:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Can 'O Worms: how long can I expect my 5er to last?

Quality has been questionable for the last 50 years. I can attest to that. It's your nostalgia that floors me.
Samsonsworld 10/22/22 03:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can 'O Worms: how long can I expect my 5er to last?

As I have my check coming from the sale of my 4th trailer, can't wait to go buy new. The issues that some of you exaggerate are ridiculous. Are there lemons...sure. But most issues on new units are pretty small. SMH.
Samsonsworld 10/22/22 03:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can 'O Worms: how long can I expect my 5er to last?

Sure glad you aren't in charge of my finances.
Samsonsworld 10/19/22 04:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Can 'O Worms: how long can I expect my 5er to last?

Nobody wants my advice but I'll give it anyway. Don't buy $60-80k rvs. The more you spend, the more you'll lose. It's like investing in a mobile home. It's generally a bad idea. If you have it to blow....more power to you. There are bargain models out there, that are cheaper and sell better used, especially if they can be towed with smaller vehicles. I don't care how well you maintain your 20 yo trailer...nobody wants to buy it except maybe for a deer lease. You won't get a lot of money. Then you get hit with the price of a new one with little to put down from the old. Sell 7-10 yo imo, depending how much you like your unit. Or keep it forever and good luck!
Samsonsworld 10/18/22 03:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can 'O Worms: how long can I expect my 5er to last?

Go tothe service dept. of any car dealer and you will find lots of new vehicles that are broke. Newness does not equate to reliabilty. I have a 2003 car that is very reliable. I would not hesistate to drive it anywhere. It has a proven track record and has been bulet proof so far. If you maintain a well built car it will hold up and last 20 years easily. The same can be said for an RV. My RV is 10 years old and while the paint is dull because the clear coat has worn, the RV still has lots of life in it. Keep in mind the clear coat was a poor quality RV finish that simply did not hold up. Again maintenance is the key, Had I done no caulking or no leak fixing my bRV would have been toast years ago. But with constant diligence and preventive maintenance it has lasted this long. The question is do I dump 20K into it at some point to refurbish the entire thing or do I spend 60-80K on a new one? Buy new. Thought that's what I already said.
Samsonsworld 10/18/22 03:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can 'O Worms: how long can I expect my 5er to last?

I don't want a 10 y/o car either. You might win the bet. I sincerely hope everything works out to your favor, if that's what you choose to do. BUT the older something gets, the more the odds are against you. You have a higher risk of substantial repair costs. It's just a fact of life. Things get old and break.
Samsonsworld 10/18/22 07:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Can 'O Worms: how long can I expect my 5er to last?

I wouldn't buy a 10 yo camper, so I want rid of mine by then. Not sure why one would imply the other. Our trailer is going on 12 years old, very reliable, in good shape and we also haven't seen one that has the features the current on has that are important. So I see no reason to get rid of mine, certainly not because it's 10 years old. I think of older trailers being harder to sell and not worth much money if they do. I've seen too many old campers wasting away behind somebody's house. Eventually, you end up with something that isn't worth the money to fix and you can't pay someone to haul off. Each to his own, but I'll keep the rotation going.
Samsonsworld 10/18/22 05:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Can 'O Worms: how long can I expect my 5er to last?

I wouldn't buy a 10 yo camper, so I want rid of mine by then.
Samsonsworld 10/17/22 11:48am General RVing Issues
RE: How do you sell a relatively new rv and downsize/moneywise?

We are living in it and will until we decide to sell it. I am thinking we will then go to a truck and it will cost us less than what we sell Vision for. Have folks here been able to sell pricey rv's (most way more than ours) themselves? Through consignment? Then take that money and get something else. So trade in is out even if it was even steven which it won't be. I like consignment. A buyer can finance much easier through a dealer. They seem to get a premium.
Samsonsworld 10/17/22 11:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Time for new tires already?

Apparently the OEM Goodyear wranglers on my F350 are not the best tires. A little over 30k miles and they are worn out already. For some reason I recall getting 50-60k miles on tires on my previous F150. Are larger trucks that much harder on tires or are these just cheap? Yes. I am shocked how much faster my BFGs wear on my F250 vs F150. Its a good 10k mile difference. But it is 1500lbs heavier.
Samsonsworld 09/28/22 12:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rotten egg smell, again???

I have to flush and bleach the heck out of my tanks sometimes.
Samsonsworld 09/28/22 12:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Travel Trailers vs Motor Home

With a motorhome and no towed, you are “trapped” in the campsite IMO. No one wants to break camp to go to town for lunch. You say that like its a bad thing. I hate going somewhere and the first thing the wife wants to do is go to Walmart....or worse yet boutiques.
Samsonsworld 09/28/22 12:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Smaller Propane Tanks

Well yes 40# tanks are heavy so step down to 30#. I am a little lost on how hard many find to get propane. Around here about 1/3 of gas stations fill cylinders. No "gas stations" around my area or even anywhere near where I camp that fill propane cylinders. Mine neither. I live in an area with 300k people and I bet I can count on one hand how many places refill tanks. U-Haul is the biggest and you get to wait an hour because the same guy doing refills is handling rentals. Not my idea of fun. I usually try to wait until I'm at an RV park that sells it. It's almost as frustrating as finding a place that actually does trailer inspections.
Samsonsworld 09/28/22 12:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Smaller Propane Tanks

Just note, as some others have mentioned sometimes exchange cylinders have valve issues.. I keep a spare one for the gas grill in a shed away from the house, I had one that must have had a slow leak I didn't notice and went to use it and it was 100% empty! It had the exchange seal intact but the cylinder felt light and no gas to the grill. Yes, sir! I was a little scared to mention it but I do have three exchange tanks at home for the grills, griddle and disc burner. I'm a little too familiar with valve issues. The good news is I always carry one with me when I go camping, so I should have a spare.
Samsonsworld 09/20/22 08:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Smaller Propane Tanks

20 lb propane cylinder holds about 4.7 gallons of propane. Propane weighs about 4.2 lbs per gallon pretty much all cylinder exchanges (you bring empty and exchange it for a loaded cylinder) short load the cylinders with about 15 lbs of propane or about 3.5 gallons of propane. In the case of the price of $19.99 that is $5.71 per gallon you are paying for the convenience of grab and go.. If you went to a propane dealer that fills your cylinder while you wait and you were to pay $19.99 you would get 4.7 gallons of propane at $4.25 per gallon! But I think $19.99 for exchange is a bit low, current price locally for Blue Rhino cylinders near me is $21 for 15 lbs.. Been quite a few yrs ago when I needed to refill my 30 lbs cylinders, cost me less than $19 for full 30 lbs (about 7 gallons) although I am sure it is a bit more now days. If you are OK paying more for convenience and don't mind only getting 15 lbs then use the cylinder exchanges. I found your post pretty insightful and appreciate the information. Guys, I don't look to spend more money than I have to but I also don't look to spend more of my time. There is a trade off. By my calculations, its roughly $7 more per tank to exchange when you correct the volume. I'll use 3 tanks per year, tops. That's not much money and saves me a LOT of time considering I'm at the grocery store every week anyway. Sheesh! I didn't know I was starting a controversial topic!
Samsonsworld 09/20/22 05:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Smaller Propane Tanks

What are you paying per gallon? $19.99 for an exchange doesn't seem that bad to me.
Samsonsworld 09/19/22 11:26am General RVing Issues
Smaller Propane Tanks

Any issues ditching the 40lb tanks and going with 20lb on an RV, other than how to mount them? I've gotten a year out 40lbs before. I don't use them for heating and its just a LOT more convenient to do an exchange at the grocery store than hunt down a fueling station.
Samsonsworld 09/19/22 11:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Why shouldn't I go this route? (AC Roof Delete)

By current ductwork, you mean the furnace ducts? I can't imagine it would cool very well blowing at your feet. Think I'd rather have the topside A/C since cool air falls.
Samsonsworld 08/30/22 09:00am Truck Campers
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