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Forum: General Community Discussions 04-12-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,973
Posted By Crabman
Also consider a rear kitchen layout for a roomy...

Also consider a rear kitchen layout for a roomy living area. We looked at rear living and rear kitchen and liked this layout better. But it's all personal preferences. Tour both floorplans. They are...
Forum: Coachmen 03-30-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,254
Posted By Crabman
Any follow up on if or how this was resolved?...

Any follow up on if or how this was resolved? Follow up posts by the OP can benefit other forum members.
Forum: Salem 02-26-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 18,233
Posted By Crabman
The bunks in my previous Jayco were rated to 300...

The bunks in my previous Jayco were rated to 300 lbs,and I have slept in them, a 220 lb adult. There is no reason why an adult should not be able to access the bunks if they are within the weight...
Forum: General Community Discussions 02-10-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,569
Posted By Crabman
I can't help but wonder why this dealer "has a...

I can't help but wonder why this dealer "has a lot of 2016s on the lot". Those should have been long gone. There are many reasons not to buy this unit, which have been mentioned above. Only reason to...
Forum: Coachmen 02-04-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,254
Posted By Crabman
I have the same trailer, 283RKS but older it's a...

I have the same trailer, 283RKS but older it's a 2017. Mine must be set up different because I have a power tongue jack, which is standard on the
283RKS Legacy edition. It has one wire going to it...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 02-03-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,477
Posted By Crabman
Due to the height difference in my new 250 and my...

Due to the height difference in my new 250 and my old Chevy I had to buy a new lower drop shank for my WD hitch to make the trailer level so I went with a 2.5" shank from etrailer. I also purchased a...
Forum: Coachmen 02-01-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,254
Posted By Crabman
It appears you have a dealer that did not get it...

It appears you have a dealer that did not get it right the first time. Regrettably this is also not uncommon in the RV world, and not exclusive to Coachmen. As for the provided Coachnet roadside...
Forum: Coachmen 02-01-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,254
Posted By Crabman
The converter, slide motor and other systems are...

The converter, slide motor and other systems are not unique or exclusive to Coachmen, but can be found in most RV brands so those are not brand specific issues. They should however be covered by the...
Forum: General Community Discussions 01-20-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Crabman
We had a bunk house for the kids but now it's a...

We had a bunk house for the kids but now it's a rear kitchen for us. So much more living space and the wife loves the floor plan. As said bunk houses are the thing with kids but we would not consider...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 01-18-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,294
Posted By Crabman
Boondocking where there is no hose may require...

Boondocking where there is no hose may require towing with the tank full, at least some distance.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 01-17-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,294
Posted By Crabman
Went from a 30' bunk house to a 32' rear kitchen....

Went from a 30' bunk house to a 32' rear kitchen. Really cant see any difference in the way they tow. No sway issues, no rear cabinets flying open. Water tank is in back and I have towed with that...
Forum: Eastern USA 01-14-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By Crabman
Crossed it many times. They will ask at the toll...

Crossed it many times. They will ask at the toll plaza if your propane tanks are off. During storms or high wind events there are levels of restriction based on wind speed and RVs cannot pass, but...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 01-08-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 17,349
Posted By Crabman
When looking at lower trim levels consider the...

When looking at lower trim levels consider the Ford 250 XL with the STX package. It dresses up an XL nicely and is almost always package discounted. Add in the power convenience group and you have a...
Forum: General Community Discussions 01-04-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Crabman
These large slides very often are not level to...

These large slides very often are not level to the trailer due to their weight being all on one side and mostly in the rear. Mine is not level either when extended, that corner of the trailer will be...
Forum: General Tech and Repair 01-04-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,684
Posted By Crabman
Install a strong fan (fantstic fan, Vortex, etc...

Install a strong fan (fantstic fan, Vortex, etc )in the roof vent, open a window partially and turn on the fan. This will draw out stale air through the roof and draw in fresh air through the window...
Forum: General Community Discussions 12-24-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 17,198
Posted By Crabman
Yes I built one out of three thin pieces of...

Yes I built one out of three thin pieces of plywood with the two sides hinged for an old 3burner propane stove we used years ago in Scouts. It folded up for storage.
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 12-22-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,144
Posted By Crabman
Some things should just not be rushed, electrical...

Some things should just not be rushed, electrical work is one of them....
Forum: General Community Discussions 12-21-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 17,198
Posted By Crabman
There's an idea. I always have foil in the...

There's an idea. I always have foil in the trailer!
Forum: General Community Discussions 12-21-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 17,198
Posted By Crabman
One windy day I could not even use mine, would...

One windy day I could not even use mine, would not get hot enough to cook. May need some type of wind screen around the windward side in that case.
Forum: Coachmen 12-20-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,978
Posted By Crabman
On my Catalina the hose from the water pump to...

On my Catalina the hose from the water pump to the tank was kinked. I had to reroute the hose. That whole area looked like a rats nest of wires and hoses. Total rush job.
Forum: Coachmen 12-16-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By Crabman
We bought the same model, 283 RKS Legacy Edition...

We bought the same model, 283 RKS Legacy Edition 2 years ago, love the floorplan. No major issues, just a few minor ones I took care of myself. Check the roof caulking, I had to add a tube of Dicor...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 10-30-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 104,284
Posted By Crabman
Rotated my Good Year Wrangler tires.

Rotated my Good Year Wrangler tires.
Forum: General Community Discussions 10-29-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,106
Posted By Crabman
I have the old style Reese dual cams and will...

I have the old style Reese dual cams and will watch out for this possible oucher lol.
Forum: General Travel Trailer & Fifth Wheel Discussion 10-25-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,258
Posted By Crabman
It will work. You just have to use premium gas in...

It will work. You just have to use premium gas in your half ton ecoturbo thingamajig. And add a flux capacitor.
Forum: Coachmen 10-24-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By Crabman
You will find most units in this price point will...

You will find most units in this price point will be far from perfect in initial quality. I have a 283 RKS Catalina which had a few cosmetic items to deal with along with roof caulking needing...
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