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RE: Filling Propane While Traveling

I type in 'Propane near me' in Google Maps for Android on my cell phone. Works every time
2112 11/07/19 06:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Slides- Important stuff AND what they don't tell you.

3) As for power pedestals an easy way is to cut a rope the length of travel the slide makes. Go out and check with the length of rope if you clear the power pedestal. Here's my tip: Our slides pop out 3 feet. That's fingertip to belly button when I hold out my arm. I gauge slide clearance by standing next to the slide, facing towards the front of the camper, holding up my arm and touching the slide with my fingertip. Anything closer to the slide than my belly button (or nose) will contact.
2112 10/12/19 05:13am Beginning RVing
RE: Question for those pulling with an F150 Eco Boost

94K miles on my 2011 without issue. It hasn't blown up yet. Still running the original spark plugs.
2112 10/01/19 08:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Texas

FM335 and FM336, part of the Three Sisters, also known as the Twisted Sisters, is the best Texas has to offer. This rides best for me taking 336 north from Leakey and then take 335 south. Very scenic. FM1431 from Cedar Park and Marble Falls is another great ride. I like riding this from east to west. It starts out wide, lame and congested and builds up to hilly and twisty. This is my go-to stretch when I need my fix. The Devil's Backbone is a stretch of FM32 between San Marcos and Blanco. This is a popular scenic road with sections built on top of a long ridge, making nice views on both sides. This is tame compared to the above but a nice ride. There are numerous stretches worthy of motorcycle exploration in Texas. You just need to explore to find them. There is a nice short stretch between New Ulm and Fayetteville for example. Enjoy and Play Safe
2112 09/18/19 05:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hurricane advise?

Our local RV dealer parks their trailers as close together as possible, not to protect them from high winds but to protect them from water damage caused from wind driven rain. The windows leak from hours of high velocity, horizontal driven rain.
2112 08/30/19 05:53am Travel Trailers
RE: 5th Wheel Insurance questions

2112 08/23/19 06:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Champion generator

I own 3 Champions. Two 4000/3500, one purchased in 2008 and the other in 2011. The third is a 3400 remote start inverter I recently purchased. The 2011 had a weak breaker and the 2008 had a frayed pull cord. To prep for the upcoming hurricane season, I called Champion for replacement parts. I was pleasantly surprised to learn minor replacement parts are free of charge. Furthermore, they provided 4 new breakers, pull cord assemblies and fuel c0cks for both units (I asked for new c0ck filters). He said you might as well replace them all. You can't beat the service.
2112 08/21/19 05:06am Tech Issues
RE: Tariffs trip up the all-American RV industry

You want to buy a bridge?If it's made of steel, I'll pass. I'm not in NEED for a bridge today
2112 07/19/19 05:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Tariffs trip up the all-American RV industry

The fact of the matter is, if you are satisfied with the cost of the product your buying, buy it; if not, don't buy it. My 325gal home propane tank started to leak last week. All the suppliers had in stock for a replacement were 500 and 1000gals. I needed a new tank right then. All three companies I called said 8 months ago the price of a 500 gal US made tanks jumped from $1400 to $2000 overnight. I didn't have a choice, I had to buy it. The tariff cost ME $600.Someones lying to you. Tariffs aren't 43%. Someone took advantage of your misfortune big time.Nobody is lying to me. The US steel industry took advantage of the tariffs and jacked up their prices and it trickled down from there. That's the only time "Trickle Down" works
2112 07/19/19 05:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Tariffs trip up the all-American RV industry

The fact of the matter is, if you are satisfied with the cost of the product your buying, buy it; if not, don't buy it. My 325gal home propane tank started to leak last week. All the suppliers had in stock for a replacement were 500 and 1000gals. I needed a new tank right then. All three companies I called said 8 months ago the price of a 500 gal US made tanks jumped from $1400 to $2000 overnight. I didn't have a choice, I had to buy it. The tariff cost ME $600.
2112 07/19/19 03:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Good deal on Champion 3400 inverter

$50 cheaper than what I paid for mine 3 months ago. What I have learned from mine is the integrated charging system that charges the internal battery is weak, maybe 15W. We do short runs to run the AC during roadside stops and it wouldn't sufficiently recharge the battery. Each time I started it the battery was weaker than the previous start. After 4 days the battery measured 11.8V. I doubt the battery would last a 2 week trip without a long run to recharge the battery, or connect a better charger. Other than that, I'm quite pleased with it.
2112 07/17/19 08:49am Tech Issues
RE: 1/2 Ton Towable 5th Wheel

So you're saying I can't do what I've been doing for the past 5 years? I'm shocked! Should I leave the FW at the beach and drive home without it? Rush to the dealer and pick up a 1 ton? Get the right tool for the job. But 1st you have to define the job.
2112 06/30/19 06:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 1/2 Ton Towable 5th Wheel

(Except I would invest in a more capable transmission cooler). I called a Ford Dealership, a different one from the one I am looking at this truck at, they told me that any after market equipment added to the vehicle would void the warranty. It would also not increase towing capacity.Buy the right truck to begin with. Look at work trucks. Talk to the dealer fleet rep, tell him/her what you want to do with the truck. Tell him/her payload above all else. The more fancy options the truck has the less the payload will be. Mine is a base model with very few options. The dealer has the ability to search the whole state and beyond for the right truck. Ordering what you want is always an option.
2112 06/27/19 04:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 1/2 Ton Towable 5th Wheel

Sticker says weight of passengers and cargo should never exceed 1,772 lbs.That is not enough payload. This One is similar to mine in length and weights. Wet, packed ready to go, my pin weight is 1400lbs and rear axle weight is 4000lbs with waste tanks empty. I grossly exceed my RAWR of 4200lbs with both waste tanks full, in a bad way. Because of this, I pick a spot close to the dump station when not at full hookups. My truck tows this FW like a dream, much better than the 34' TT we previously had. Before the WP jump in, this FW came with it's own set of brakes. On Edit: Here Is One like mine for sale in Florida. What sold us on this one was the low pin weight, large shower and counter space. It took me over a year to find what worked for us. My signature states I'm using a Superglide but I changed that to a Reese manual slide a few years ago. The Superglide is a heavy, finicky beast. A sliding hitch is not necessary with this front cap. Regardless, this may still be too much pin weight for the truck you stated. Get the most payload you can find, or a 3/4 ton. The advantage of a 3/4 ton is the heavier rear axle. If you do stay with the F150, get the 3.5EB, it's an impressive towing engine. The 5.0 screams too much on the hills and doesn't have the turbo advantage at high altitudes.
2112 06/26/19 03:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Charging battery with Honda 2000

Will my Honda 2000 charge the battery as fast on eco as it will fill throttle?You said 'the battery', which implies you have a single 12V battery. I assume either a group 24 or 27. The direct answer is YES, you can leave it on eco. What others are referring to is depending on the converter you use to charge the battery or how you are connecting the generator to the battery, there may be a quicker, better, or more efficient way to do it. I use a 30A Megawatt power supply similar to what Mex mentioned. You can buy one for $50 +shipping. And there is no need to go down to Mexico to get your fuel.
2112 06/25/19 06:06am Tech Issues
RE: Electric Vehicles? Towing? Hauling?

Again. Can’t compare gas stations to charge stations. The vast majority (around 95 percent depending on region) of charging is done at night at home in a driveway. There will never be a need for as many DCFC stations as there is for gas stations. That’s one of the reasons people buy EV’s. No more wasting time at gas stations. several people I work with can't have an EV because they live in apartments or high rise condos. They don't have a driveway to charge overnight in. One person owns a house and a Bolt. He would like to buy a condo closer to work but would lose his ability to charge. Just saying
2112 06/24/19 08:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Vehicles? Towing? Hauling?

I haven't read past the third page posted three days ago so this may have already been said: The logical solution to the recharge downtime while travelling is to create an integrated infrastructure allowing to quickly and safely replace the vehicles discharged battery pack with a freshly charged pack. You would pull into a 'fueling station', an attendant will remove your pack and install a fully charged pack. This could take a few minutes and even be automated to where no human involvement is needed. The vehicle needs to be designed to allow this.
2112 06/23/19 09:17am General RVing Issues
RE: What are your yearly registration costs for your truck?

After reading this, I'll stop belly-aching about paying $82/yr for registration & inspection in Texas on my 2011 F150. I'll continue to belly-ache about high real estate taxes though.
2112 06/21/19 05:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Batteries

Johnson Controls makes Mal-Mart batteries. Who makes Sam's Club and Costco batteries?
2112 06/18/19 04:06am Truck Campers
RE: Vegas food

I believe the Fremont prime-rib dinner is $8. Not cheap but one of my favorites is The Widowmaker Burger at the Golden Nugget Claim Jumpers restaurant. It will feed 2 for $15
2112 06/16/19 03:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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