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Forum: Sandpiper 03-08-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By BigJohnD
We don't dry camp, we full time. Big tanks are...

We don't dry camp, we full time. Big tanks are important since I don't like having to dump them that often. We know what works for us having owned several rigs. 5 people in a rig? 40-50 don't...
Forum: Sandpiper 03-06-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By BigJohnD
83 is a little better. Anything less than 40-50...

83 is a little better. Anything less than 40-50 on the master is a deal breaker to me.
Forum: Sandpiper 03-05-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By BigJohnD
381RBOK - Black Tank Capacities?

Does anyone own this particular rig, and if so can anybody verify the size of the 2 black tanks? According to the brochure, it only shows 50 gal black. Doesn't seem correct being there are 2 full...
Forum: Sierra 03-04-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 714
Posted By BigJohnD
381RBOK - Black Tank Size

Does anyone own this particular rig, and if so can anybody verify the size of the 2 black tanks? According to the brochure, it only shows 50 gal black. Doesn't seem correct being there are 2 full...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 02-13-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By BigJohnD
I still prefer the idea of the "butt crack" tires...

I still prefer the idea of the "butt crack" tires / wheels as my kids call them, or stock duals. If one blows, another one there to at least get you somewhere safe, and no wheels demolished,...
Forum: Sandpiper 02-13-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,006
Posted By BigJohnD
We put our own residential in last year. In...

We put our own residential in last year. In doing so, across the back / bottom framing, I put 4 long #12 screws. Of course you can only do this if you have an access panel to the back of the...
Forum: Cardinal 02-11-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,446
Posted By BigJohnD
I kept the spare (Rainier) and donated the...

I kept the spare (Rainier) and donated the original 4 to a coworker for a utility trailer. Never had any issues with the Rainier.
Forum: Cardinal 02-11-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,446
Posted By BigJohnD
We had the G614's on our previous Silverback. ...

We had the G614's on our previous Silverback. They were one of the things that didn't give us any trouble. Maintained them at 110 with no issues. If owning another rig that big, that's what it'd...
Forum: General Travel Trailer & Fifth Wheel Discussion 01-22-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,582
Posted By BigJohnD
Have seen plenty custom rv haulers built out of...

Have seen plenty custom rv haulers built out of retired fleet trucks for WAY less than a new one ton. Some may have 500k miles, but that's nothing for that truck. I got the pleasure of touring one...
Forum: General Travel Trailer & Fifth Wheel Discussion 11-30-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,051
Posted By BigJohnD
8 in 12 years here. Growing family as well, but...

8 in 12 years here. Growing family as well, but not always the reason we swapped. Travel trailer, pop up, fifth wheel, another travel trailer, class A, class C, fifth wheel for full timing, now in...
Forum: Berkshire 11-28-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,376
Posted By BigJohnD
What dalford said. I ditched an almost new...

What dalford said. I ditched an almost new Norcold out of ours and put my own residential in. I will never own anything but a residential from here on. Wish I'd have done the swap earlier. Cost...
Forum: General Community Discussions 11-27-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8,859
Views: 1,897,232
Posted By BigJohnD
I have seen that "Beast" rig somewhere. Don't...

I have seen that "Beast" rig somewhere. Don't remember where though. I know it's the same one due to the Texas on the side and the air brushed tiger on the front. It stuck out there too. Think it...
Forum: Rockwood 11-12-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,034
Posted By BigJohnD
That part about not having instant access to the...

That part about not having instant access to the shop when wall came in, would probably be my last deal with them. That's just me though. I gave them one shot a year ago, and left with some pretty...
Forum: Dynamax 11-12-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 42,972
Posted By BigJohnD
If it weren't for the cummins, the ram would be,...

If it weren't for the cummins, the ram would be, well, not even in the picture. Wouldn't even be a contender. Where were they before the cummins? Hope for the Ram's sake they keep it. Only thing...
Forum: Rockwood 10-25-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,034
Posted By BigJohnD
One of the biggest reason I swapped brands. ...

One of the biggest reason I swapped brands. Dealer. Found one that doesn't care where it was bought, what brand etc. They're like a pit crew, and do great work. Fortunately I haven't needed them...
Forum: Cedar Creek 10-22-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,971
Posted By BigJohnD
Pretty crappy on the dealers part for saying...

Pretty crappy on the dealers part for saying that. Forest River doesn't make that call. Dealer can sell whatever parts they want to whoever. Glad CC came through for you.
Forum: General Community Discussions 10-22-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,259
Posted By BigJohnD
I just use a baking pan the size of the oven,...

I just use a baking pan the size of the oven, flipped upside down. Distributes the heat well. Has worked for years in every rig. Never burn anything.
Forum: Rockwood 10-21-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,392
Posted By BigJohnD
We use the full blown 30 qt dehumidifier. Sits...

We use the full blown 30 qt dehumidifier. Sits on the floor in the living room out of the way. Originally got it for full timing, but kept using it in present rig. It's not in the way, and it is...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 10-20-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,058
Posted By BigJohnD
Nice to see back there regardless in my opinion. ...

Nice to see back there regardless in my opinion. Got spoiled to that in our motorhomes.
Forum: Slide Outs 10-20-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 769
Posted By BigJohnD
It can be adjusted, one end at a time, and not...

It can be adjusted, one end at a time, and not sure why they told you slide would have to be adjusted. Hard to explain without pictures. Basically remove the awning end from the bracket (the one on...
Forum: Roo | Shamrock 10-17-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By BigJohnD
303 Aerospace. Available at most RV places, or a...

303 Aerospace. Available at most RV places, or a ton of places online. Treats and keeps them from sticking. Some also use a dry silicone spray, which can be found almost anywhere.
Forum: Wildcat 10-16-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,747
Posted By BigJohnD
I'm not as familiar with the Wildcat's but the...

I'm not as familiar with the Wildcat's but the tank heaters FR and other manf use are pretty much the same thing. You should have a switch for them somewhere. All the ones we had did have a switch,...
Forum: Wildcat 10-16-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,747
Posted By BigJohnD
Almost just have to assume they're working,...

Almost just have to assume they're working, unless you start really digging to check amp draw and such. One thing to remember, only turn them on if you have liquid in the tank. We had them and...
Forum: General Community Discussions 10-16-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By BigJohnD
Guessing that's out of a suburban tank? Looks...

Guessing that's out of a suburban tank? Looks like the color of my well water before the processing / filters.
Forum: A Frame Campers 10-16-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,629
Posted By BigJohnD
All depends on what your needs are I guess. As...

All depends on what your needs are I guess. As mentioned earlier, you can full time in anything. Crap, people do it in vans. When we did it, the 40' fiver was ok, but even then we hauled a 15'...
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