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Old 02-21-2014, 09:03 AM   #21
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I'm starting that. Right now it is a website, but it is designed to be phone and tablet friendly. After I get a few more calculators figured out- I'm hopeful that it'll be an easy transition to becoming an app.

http://www.towingplanner.com

I'd love to work with you on ideas for how to make the calculators better, more easily understood or other calculators that you think would be helpful. PM me.

I think I have said this before, Doug, but I'll say it again that I'm very impressed with your site

Good job.
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:10 AM   #22
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Wish someone would make an app where you plug in the numbers and it gives you the honest answers.
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:17 AM   #23
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I'm starting that. Right now it is a website, but it is designed to be phone and tablet friendly. After I get a few more calculators figured out- I'm hopeful that it'll be an easy transition to becoming an app.

Towing Planner - towing capability calculators

I'd love to work with you on ideas for how to make the calculators better, more easily understood or other calculators that you think would be helpful. PM me.
I thought fore sure there be an app at the store...not..
I want that app! Please advise when ready
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:55 AM   #24
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I Just ordered a 2014 Windjammer 3029W. We are so excited to get it which will seem like forever since it won't be here until mid to late April. Two questions I have are there any issues that I need to be aware of about this unit can't seem to find any information on this forum. Also since I'm new to TT Can you ease my mind about the unit being to heavy to pull for a 2013 F150 3.5 ecoboost engine with a 3.31 rear end. It states it can pull 9200 pounds and has a GVWR of 7200 pounds. The trailer weighs in at 7263 dry weight. The dealer says it won't be any issue. Are they telling me the truth?
Lock out 5th and 6th and pull in 4th. Get a good WDH like the Equalizer 4 point. If you don't have the Integrated Brake Controller, get a good controller like the Prodigy P3. Pay attention at all times- slow down a little (never exceed 65mph)- allow more turning room- it's 95% driver when it comes to being safe IMHO. I have a very similar setup, only my truck has the 3.55 gears- but in 4th I'm running a little higher RPM than I need to, so I think it'll be sitting about perfect in 4th with 3.31's. My personal experience indicates that the new F150 with the EB is just as capable as the 94-97 F250's with the 7.3 and no one bats an eye at those hauling such a load. A new F150 SCrew will weigh as much as a Reg. Cab 1997 F250 w/ 7.3 and have a longer wheelbase- when you consider that fact, the whole "tail wagging the dog" argument falls flat on it's face. Just be careful out there- it's a dangerous place with all the yuppies(as Phil would say) out there pulling 42' 5er's.


Oh- and I highly recommend putting load range E tires on the F150. The factory P rated tires are NOT good for towing- too much sidewall flex that induces sway.
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:38 PM   #25
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I was still having concerns with towing the trailer. My RV dealer had me bring my truck to the store and he hooked up a trailer of the same length and close to the same weight and we took it out for a drive. There was still a foot of wet heavy snow on top of the trailer which I'm sure added at least 500 - 700 lbs of weight to it, help to mimic cargo weight. I now have no concerns with pulling the trailer it pulled with no issues. Now I have to be patient for it to get here. They are saying mid to late April.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:30 PM   #26
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Going to retire (again) in June and thinking about getting back into a travel trailer again. (swapping motorcycling for the RV life style) I've had 3 over the years but have been out of it for about 12 years or so.

So far we like the Flagstaff 21DS which has a slide out for the surround booth style table. I'd sure like your opinion on the Flagstaff/ Rockwood quality and is there any other brands that you like better.

It seems RV Direct has the best prices I've seen so far but would like any other dealer recommendations. I'm also very interested in the quality of the brand more than anything.

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Old 03-17-2014, 08:40 AM   #27
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HI,
Going to retire (again) in June and thinking about getting back into a travel trailer again. (swapping motorcycling for the RV life style) I've had 3 over the years but have been out of it for about 12 years or so.

So far we like the Flagstaff 21DS which has a slide out for the surround booth style table. I'd sure like your opinion on the Flagstaff/ Rockwood quality and is there any other brands that you like better.

It seems RV Direct has the best prices I've seen so far but would like any other dealer recommendations. I'm also very interested in the quality of the brand more than anything.

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RVWholesalers sells Rockwood which is identical to the Flagstaff line except for graphics. They have always been able to beat RVDirect for me, plus they don't charge shipping to their facility like RVDirect does. I recommend you give Kelly Tussing a call over at RVW and see what he can do.
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