My SO and I just purchased our first motor home. For the life of me, I can not locate an owners manual for our model (1999 National Dolphin m-5331). Anybody have any tips where to search? or any fellow dolphin owners in this sub?
We’re looking at a 2018 Jayco 5th wheel that MSRP’s around $60k. Most of the online posted prices have a price around $45k or 25% off MSRP. I’ve seen folks say 33-40% off is realistic for a new camper putting the price between $36k and $40k. Is that a reasonable range to expect?
Getting a 14,000lb 40ft fifth wheel. Going around the US in it over the next two years. I prefer a dually, read a lot about it helping with swaying also gives you some extra time to fix a flat if needed. What truck do you guys suggest, I have around $30k to spend.
I've recently acquired a old GMC Royale that I intend to strip down and rebuild into a mobile office. Since I'm going to have the interior town apart, I'm considering running dedicated lines to power things that would normally use a DC power brick.
For example, my monitors all run at 19V drawing 3ish amps. It seems silly to ramp 12V up to 120V AC, then back down to 19V DC multiple times when one step up converter could power multiple monitors from one 12 DC rail.
I'm thinking there'd be a lot less wasted power by using DC directly.
I'm currently on a trip and my tow vehicle broke down, thankfully at a gas station. We used AAA to get towed to a near by dealership to get my truck fixed but our trailer which is covered by AAA as well wasn't covered and I had to pay $195 out of pocket to have the RV towed. I wanted to know how other people deal with break downs?
Hi, We just bought a used fifth wheel and are looking into some extra power options. What do you use for some extra power if you don't have a plug access? We would only be 4/5 days without power but would like a little extra. I was thinking solar but the install quote was about $6k (they quoted me a giant system - more than we need). I'm thinking a smaller 200W suitcase and do the install myself. Has anyone done this? Otherwise it's a generator, and what do people like gas versus propane?
I've been looking at the options for a backup camera on my new (to me) 26 foot travel trailer. The truck is a bit over 20 plus the tongue so figure about 50 feet total length. My problem is I can't find anything I am sure will work. Also: right now I have a backup camera on the truck I installed myself - it is wired with an RCA cable. If I go with a system that has a monitor it would be nice if I could tie that into it as well.
Analog wireless systems - not sure about the range and interference. Most don't seem to have transmitters separated from the cameras so if the signal isn't good enough too bad. And I need to find a place for a monitor in the truck.
Wifi systems using tablet - these often seem to have separate transmitters so I could put the transmitter on the front of the trailer to reduce the range which is a great option to have. Interference should be less of an issue. But if the app you use it with is garbage or doesn't work or they stop updating it - you are screwed. One I looked at had 6 reviews on the google play store and 1.5 stars.
Wired systems - I'm not particularly worried about running a wire under the trailer but having another cable to connect up at the hitch is not ideal. Running another cable into the truck is not ideal. Many seem to use the aviation 4 pin connector which means I don't have a lot of options in terms of cable length and it wouldn't work with my existing backup camera (unless I can find an adapter that would work). This also means I need to locate a monitor in the truck.
Additionally the prices are all over the map and there seem to be a lot of faked reviews out there (some of the RV camera systems get an F from fakespot - most are C or below). Anyone have any recommendations?