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  • Dannyk
    Dannyk:
    In my 2016 Montana I’m having trouble with the entry door. First I feel like I really have to slam it hard to get it shut. 2nd the top of the door doesn’t seem to get closed. The latch latches but you can see daylight through the crack between the door an...  more
    • July 5
    • · via iPhone App
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    • Dannyk
      Ray & Betty and Cassie First thing that comes to mind. Is your trailer level from side to side and front to back. Hide 2 Replies
      • Dannyk
        Dannyk According to my auto level system it is, can I trust that as accurate? I didn’t double check it
      • Dannyk
        SGM & Mrs G Danny, 1) never trust the leveling system to be accurate -(BECAUSE you tell it what is level) I know this because I just went through issues and with level in the trailer, the door didn't close properly, the door "hit" at the top corner, the slides wouldn...  more
        • July 6
    • Dannyk
      Harold & Connie The door hardware can loosen via the travels. Be sure your latch hardware is tight and centered, also check the striker plate to be sure it is not loose or moved.
    • Dannyk
      Ray & Betty and Cassie The auto level, if you haven't do use a regular level
      • July 5
    • Dannyk
      Ray & Betty and Cassie Oops, do use a regular level to check on your auto level
      Put the level on the floor in the middle of your rig.
    • Dannyk
      Mark & JoAnn If it's a Lippert system, you can adjust the RV until you get it perfectly level and then reset the autolevel function to the new level. Then when you hit autolevel it should go back to being perfectly level again. Read in your manual how to reset the lev...  more
      • July 6
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      • Dannyk
        SGM & Mrs G Mark, you are close, without looking it up.... 10 up's then 10 down's  BUT not really quickly.. then wait for it to state the reset on the screen.... I think the arm and leg just help with the overall sequence and the view from the rear.
        • July 6
  • DSHosek
    DSHosek:
    Looking to buy a truck, GM, diesel, 3500, no older than 2015... Any recommendations?
    • July 2
    • DSHosek
      Dannyk DSHosek it sounds like you have already made up your mind. Are you having second thoughts on something?
      • July 5
    • DSHosek
      The Dillon's Check out the various option codes & go for it. GMC made some significant upgrades for the 2016 model year, like headlights.
      • July 5
  • Henry & Paulette Waldinger
    Henry & Paulette Waldinger:
    Does anyone know of any good sites for advertising our 5th wheel for sale? We go south for the winter but found an awesome deal on a park model in the campground we go to so not using our 5th wheel enough in the summer to justify keeping it. Besides my hu...  more
    • July 2
    • · via iPad
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    • Henry & Paulette Waldinger
      Susan Clancy Craigslist, if you are on Facebook your local area usually has pages, and sites for Keystone
    • Henry & Paulette Waldinger
      Bob & Shirl Thompson Magazine RV Trader, Craigslist if you want to deal with spammers, and possibly PPL. They will take your RV on consignment.
  • Jana and Kent
    Jana and Kent:
    Question: has anyone taken their fifth wheel to New England?? We’re planning a trip and don’t know whether to camp or stay in motels.
    • July 2
    • · via iPhone
    • Jana and Kent
      Ty & Margarita The people throughout the New England states are most friendly and accommodating. We traveled to northern Maine from Lake Erie. There are plenty of places to park over night on the way. There was a Ramada Inn that had full hook up behind their place which...  more
    • Jana and Kent
      Mark & JoAnn We traveled the whole of New England in our 5th wheel last year and didn't have any problems at all. Just beware of low clearance bridges there are a few of them up there and make sure to ask the RV parks if they can handle your size RV.
    • Jana and Kent
      OBZRV We lived in New England for a number of years and have camped in every state. Stick to the main roads and you’ll be fine. Use Google Earth to check your path ahead of time if you are worried. It’s a beautiful place (esp. Maine but I’m a former Main-e-ac)....  more
  • North Point Pointed South (formerly Lou N Kathy)
    North Point Pointed South (formerly Lou N Kathy) :
    I am looking for a cargo rack for the back of my 2017 Jayco. Want one that bolts to the frame, and folds up when not in storage. Open to suggestions.
    • June 25
    • · via iPad
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    • North Point Pointed South (formerly Lou N Kathy)
      Phyllis and Leonard Sure wish you were closer.    We recently traded our 2016 Open Range Fifthwheel to a 2018 Grand Design travel trailer.  Since we are no longer fulltimers, we downsized.   When we got the OR, we had a rack installed by the dealer.&...  more
      • June 26
    • North Point Pointed South (formerly Lou N Kathy)
      North Point Pointed South (formerly Lou N Kathy) How’d you like your OR?  Wish we were closer as well.  Would definitely check it out for fit. :)
      • June 28
  • Susan Clancy
    Susan Clancy:
    I am looking for manufacturers that prewire for a generator. We are looking at 28-32 ft units that are Not a toy hauler.
    Thank you
    • June 25
    • · via iPhone
    • Susan Clancy
      Ray & Betty and Cassie Susan, check out New Horizons. They do this type of installation. One of the best 5th wheel builders in the US. They have no dealer net work and sell directly to the public. A bit more expensive but well worth it.
      • June 25
    • Susan Clancy
      Susan Clancy Thank you. I will check it out. I may need more info on the manufacturer in the future.
      • June 25
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    • Susan Clancy
      Rick & Lil Most manufacturers will "generator prep" a unit upon ordering. Some dealers even order the "generator prep Package" on units they order for stock as a sales perk. 


      When we ordered our unit, I wish I had ordered it with the gener...  more
  • KurtO
    KurtO:
    Anyone have a Crossroads Rushmore Lincoln that has had an issue with a Slideout popping out while traveling? This happened to us and has caused some major damage to our trailer by cracking the corners of other slides and torquing the framing of the trail...  more
    • June 22
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  • Jan Meyer
    Jan Meyer:
    Considering purchasing a Heartland Cyclone 5th Wheel Toy Hauler (Floorplan CY3600). Wondering if anyone has any prior experience with Heartland products, and whether or not Heartland is a reliable manufactures of 5TH Wheels.
    • June 10
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    • Jan Meyer
      Swanson We live in a 2017 front living room bighorn heartland and love it..have had a few issues but heartland has been so good whenever we contact them...has been usual minor issues which you have to expect when you live in it 24/7.. Hide 1 Reply
      • Jan Meyer
        Jan Meyer Thank you for responding.
        • June 12
    • Jan Meyer
      Steve & Diane Our first RV was a 39' 2008 Heartland Big Horn 5th wheel.  Loved the floor plan and rig.  Very few punch items and all punch items were minor.
      • June 11
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    • Jan Meyer
      Blake & Chelsea we have a 2014 cyclone 4018 floor plan and we love it! haven't had any issues except with the auto leveling... we called heartland and they were awesome! 
      • June 11
    • Jan Meyer
      Jan Meyer Thank you for sharing your experience.
      • June 12
    • Jan Meyer
      Sandra Rice I have a 2015 heartland gateway. a few minor issues upon delivery - but were fixed quickly by Heartland. 
      • June 12
  • KurtO
    KurtO:
    My Crossroads Lincoln has 2 air conditioners. The front living room A/C goes out,throws the breaker and thermostat shows “E7”. Wait a few minutes to cool down, throw the breaker and the ac kicks back on and runs. This only happens when it is in mid to ...  more
    • May 27
    • · via iPhone
    • KurtO
      Okietravellers Possibly a weak breaker that is overheating and tripping. Replace the breaker with an exact match and try it for a while. You should be good.

      Charlie
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      • KurtO
        KurtO Thanks. I thought of looking at the wiring but not at the breaker! Will be my first try in the morning!!
    • KurtO
      c&dyaker What does “E7” mean you might want to find that out before changing the breaker. Hide 1 Reply
    • KurtO
      Kristi and Joe Check to see if there is anything else on the circuit. Our refrigerator kept going off. Come to find out the fridge should have been on a dedicated circuit but wasn’t. Every time our vent fan was turned on to high, the fridge would go out. Once it was re-...  more
      • May 28
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      • KurtO
        KurtO Thanks
        • May 28
    • KurtO
      Landyachty - Jim & Peggy It could be the unit is icing up. If we turn our off after hours of running, we hear the ice fall off.
      • June 22
  • Ron&Paula
    Ron&Paula:
    does anyone have any reviews or info on a 2017 forest river boost 33rzr16?found a decent deal on a new leftover.
    • April 16