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RE: Anyone gone on a Cruise?

Been on 8 cruises. Our last was by far our most luxurious. We went on the Norwegian Breakaway. We got an upgrade to a Haven Suite. Butler, concierge, private haven pool, huge suite with huge wrap around rear balcony. Ports were mediocre at best. The ship more than made up for that. We also had the unlimited drink and specialty restaurant package. This was 3 years ago. More than likely our last cruise. Being on the west coast we only have the Mexico or Alaska cruises available. Hate flying across the country and we've done Mexico 3-4 times and have no interest in doing the Alaska cruise so we're probably done cruising. Our all time fav cruise was on Carnival to Mexico. Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan. We were in our late 50's when we did the cruise. We were concerned about the Carnival party reputation but found it to be really over hyped. Yeah there were lots of party type activities but it wasn't like there were drunk people running all over. It was a good mix of just regular people of all ages. What was really nice is the dress code was really casual with out the need to have a dress up formal night. I know people that have gone on 30-40 cruises and people that have gone on one and won't do another. It can be addictive and I would imagine if I lived on the east coast I'd definitely do more. I would also add that throwing in a couple excursions is a must. We've done the zip line, Americas Cup sailing, trips to secluded private beaches, Salas Salsa, etc.
goducks10 11/22/19 10:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Homeless migration to RVs creating problems

Anyone old enough to remember when it only took one income to buy a house, car, feed the kids and enjoy life? Now it's pretty much mandatory that there be two incomes. So which came 1st, high prices or two income families?
goducks10 11/21/19 10:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Homeless migration to RVs creating problems

Still no solutions.
goducks10 11/19/19 04:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Homeless migration to RVs creating problems

Lots of complaining and no solutions.
goducks10 11/19/19 11:21am General RVing Issues
RE: What a bunch of junk.

Have recalls such as these been happening consistantly over time? Or is this something new? Has something changed which is forcing manufacturers to acknowledge and take responsibilities for their errors? I've been getting their daily updates for 4-5 years. One of the most common is the tire/axle GVWR issues. Weight stickers and tires/axles are mismatched. All the other recalls can be almost anything.
goducks10 11/18/19 02:12pm General RVing Issues
What a bunch of junk.

From todays RV Business report Report: ‘NHTSA’ Releases Latest List of RV Recalls By: RVBusiness|Published on: Nov 18, 2019|Categories: Today’s Industry News| The following is the latest list of RV recalls compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). • Airstream Inc. is recalling 1,888 2019-2020 Sport, Nest, Flying Cloud, International Serenity, International Signature, Classic, Globetrotter and Tommy Bahama trailers and 2020 Basecamp, Bambi and Caravel trailers. Due to improper welding, the Demco ball coupler installed on the travel trailers may not provide enough clamping force on the tow ball, potentially causing the coupler to separate from the tow ball. • Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 378 2019-2020 Chateau 22B, 22E, 23U, 24F, 25V, and 28A, Daybreak 22GO, Four Winds 22B, 22E, 24F, 26B and 28A, Freedom Elite 22HE and 2020 Quantum GR22, and SE22 motorhomes. The seatbelt-unfastened warning light will not illuminate for approximately five seconds after the ignition is moved to the “on” or “start” position. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.” • Keystone RV Co. is recalling 157 2019-2020 Crossroads Sunset trailers, model 242BH. The interior range cooktop is installed in a cabinet that may not be entirely sealed from the furnace cavity. As a result, during furnace operation, the interior range cooktop burner flame may invert. • Forest River Inc. is recalling 41 2020 EVO, Salem and Wildwood travel trailers. The trailer cooktops were installed with a rubber liquid propane (LP) gas line instead of a copper one. • Forest River is recalling 27 2020 East to West Delta Terra (model 312BH) and East to West Silver Lake (model 31KBH) recreational trailers. The overhead bunk fasteners may not be properly secured to the backer board of the bunk. • Forest River is recalling 19 2020 Surveyor trailers, model SVT33KFKDS. A fuse of the incorrect amperage was installed for the 12V refrigerator, potentially allowing the wiring to overheat. • Forest River is recalling 14 2017 Dynamax DX3 and Force motorhomes. The front axle stabilizer bracket may not properly mount to the axle, and may break as a result.
goducks10 11/18/19 10:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Homeless migration to RVs creating problems

So what should be done with the homeless?
goducks10 11/18/19 08:36am General RVing Issues
RE: F150 HD Payload and Max Trailer - How to spot them?

Some upsides to the HDPP is a better mpg's and from what I've read a little better ride. If you get the tow mirrors then it's almost exactly the same width from mirror to mirror as an F250/350. Towing with an HDPP 3.5 should be quieter. The 3.5 EB won't be turning 4,000-4800 rpms when pulling steeper grades.
goducks10 11/14/19 10:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 HD Payload and Max Trailer - How to spot them?

HD F150's come in 3 cab configs. Reg cab 8' bed Scab 8' bed Super Crew 6.5 bed.
goducks10 11/13/19 06:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Screws being pulled out on Awning

Could be worse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIW8WSjVEcE
goducks10 11/12/19 12:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Just curious?

Airstream would be the only high dollar RV that is giving you superior quality for the extra money. Lance and Arctic Fox are noted to having pretty good quality for a bit more on the price tag. Never looked at an Arctic Fox, but we did look at several Lance trailers. They all had the same cheap a$$ components as every other trailer out there. And therein lies the problem. You spend $90,000 on an MSRP ($130K) unit and you still get many of the same junk components that you can get in a $50K 5er. Same Furrion stuff, same Thomas Payne junk, same wall construction except maybe thicker insulation which does nothing for the potential delam issue. Same cheap plastic faucets, same cheap cabinet construction. Even with upgrades to quality faucets whats the big deal? Throw in some extra fake granite counter tops on top of the same cheap wood cabinets. On top of that you lose about 40% in 5 years, so that $90K is now worth $54K. Thats $36K down the drain. The biggest upside is only when you dig deeper and look at suspension, frame, slides, heating, cooling, etc. Other than those there's nothing really special about a $90,000 5er than makes it worth $40K more than less $$$ ones.
goducks10 11/10/19 11:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blow out water lines question

IMO it really boils down to where you live as to how severe your winters are. Live in Los Angeles and heck you don't even need to winterize. Live in North Dakota use the pink stuff. All points in between it's user discretion.
goducks10 11/09/19 08:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Lightweight RL trailer

What are you towing it with?
goducks10 11/08/19 08:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Change dining booth to table and chairs

Thinking about changing out my dining booth to table and chairs. Will keep the bench against the back wall since it has a handy outside access but will remove the pedestal table and one booth. I plan to install a stand alone table and two chairs but have some questions from those that has done this. Did you attach the table to the floor? Do you tie down the chairs for transport? Did you regret making this modification? Where did you find a table to fit the space? Looks like a viable plan. https://www.granddesignrv.com/showroom/2020/fifth-wheel/reflection/floorplans/29rs Most tables are screwed to the floor. Chairs may or may not be strapped down. Any local cheaper furniture store will have different size small tables. Chairs as well.
goducks10 11/07/19 01:36pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Filling Propane While Traveling

There's propane all over in the PNW, guessing CA has it everywhere too. Many fuel stations have a propane filling area. RV parks have a propane. I have two 30# tanks as well. They last a very long time unless you're camping in cold weather and need to run the furnace a lot.
goducks10 11/07/19 08:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Ford reaches tentative UAW contract.

Fact of the matter is, apples to apples, same job, same state, a union person is usually better off. Yes, in this scenario there are probably more benefits to being in a union. I will admit I am not union material. I could not stand that seniority was more important than knowledge and how well you did the job. My work ethic forced me to be the best at whatever I did and a structure where even a dumb a$$ has more ranking than me just because he applied for the job sooner than I did not jive with me. I also was not happy making what others made. I was willing to work harder if it got me more pay, but the union guys hated that and preferred that everyone got the same pay like some kind of communist country. They were happy with the union negotiating their pay, but I wasn't. I wanted to negotiate my own pay and benefits like I do now. I guess to each their own. I would rather carve my own path based on my own merit. It comes with a lot risks and its own sacrifices, but the reward is high which is why CEO's and executives make so much. However, I can understand how someone would want to take the safer path and be apart of a collective. Negotiating your own worth and being forced to prove it year over year is not for everyone. Some prefer the safer "known" route with less risk. Different unions for different jobs. Being in the Carpenters Union you either did the work or you hit the road. There really wasn't seniority so to speak in the union. If there was any it was for the shop you worked for. Bust your butt, do good work and you can take yourself to the top. No different than any other job I suppose. Nothing "safe" about it. Do the work, keep your job.
goducks10 11/05/19 11:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford reaches tentative UAW contract.

Fact of the matter is, apples to apples, same job, same state, a union person is usually better off.
goducks10 11/05/19 05:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford reaches tentative UAW contract.

You know who loves unions? The non union workers that do the same work in the same town as union workers. When unions leave wages drop. A side note to this is that right to work states generally have lower cost of living and higher employment rates. It is a fact based on US data that on average non-RTW states have considerably more unions and a much higher the cost of living. A higher salary is needed to cover the higher cost of goods because the producers of those goods had to increase the salaries of their workers. It is a perpetual and never ending cycle. Another thing that increases the cost of living is taxes and regulations which most unions give to the political side that generally likes to increase these things whenever they can. So just because the average salary is higher, does not necessarily mean they are better off when you consider all things. Not saying that all union are bad. I am just saying that you have to take all things into account when weighing the pros and cons of it all. You can't just look at one single thing and say one is better(or worse) than the other. Ask those non union workers if they're getting the same benefits as their union counter parts. Earning lower wages when things are cheaper is fine except when it comes time to save for retirement.
goducks10 11/05/19 09:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford reaches tentative UAW contract.

You know who loves unions? The non union workers that do the same work in the same town as union workers. When unions leave wages drop.
goducks10 11/05/19 08:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2012 6.7 Diesel

Back to the topic at hand..... :B I remember when the 6.7L came out and Ford had a HUGE marketing campaign which talked extensively about the millions of miles they put on this engine in all types of extreme temperatures under extreme loads before they released it. If that was truly the case, how did none of these issues crop up??? :h I think you can put that in the same category as multiple PDI's that RV MFG's brag about.
goducks10 11/04/19 09:17pm Tow Vehicles
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