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RE: Does this combination work?

Check what your E rated tires' ratings are. Most likely the two of them already have a combined rating of over your GAWR. There's really no value in "over-rating" your tires when the GAWR is the real MAX rating you should be concerned with.
Mike E. 05/16/20 02:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Canda RV Parks and Fshing

British Columbia provincial parks were all turned over to private contractors to operate and have become nothing more than cash registers. It's become very difficult if not impossible to get a site since almost all have been moved to on-line reservations. RV rental companies have been allowed to book large blocks of sites to be used with their rentals to European tourists. The contractors want the easy money. As long as the government gets its money, they'll not change the system. It's all about the dollars! That's why we camp in Oregon. :)
Mike E. 04/29/20 12:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ford F350 7.3 Gas Pulling 15k

No hills within 500 miles. Let's see him try that on our 8.5% grade on the Coquihalla I suspect he'd make it to the top :)
Mike E. 04/06/20 12:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2012 Yukon XL Towing 30Ft

With either of those long wheelbase Yukons you will be fine. They're pretty close to a 20 foot long vehicle, no? Get a good WDH with sway control and head out. With the aforementioned "truck passing" you here is what I did when I was towing with my Suburban/30 foot travel trailer: -as the rig approaches move over slightly to the shoulder, which increases the gap between the two of you. -as the front of the rig reaches the space between your Yukon and the trailer is when you will notice your set-up getting a slight "pull" towards the rig. Slightly steer away from it until you can feel the "pull" subside. -the rig will carry on it's merry way and you can center yourself back in your lane and start looking for the next upcoming rig. This worked everytime for me. Don't be fooled into thinking "you'll never feel anything with a good hitch". You will feel the "pull" regardless. You just want to alleviate it's affects on your set up. Happy trails.
Mike E. 03/10/20 04:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Portland Oregon Parks question

We stayed here a couple of times years ago. It definitely had long-term residents. Well kept, and a nice place. Fairview
Mike E. 01/20/20 09:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Chevy 8.1 truck with low miles?

I had an '01 Suburban 2500 8.1L with 4.10 gearing pulling my 7000lb loaded TT. It was amazing. Got right around 8MPG towing. Recently had to give up a '14 Ram 3500 CTD and GD Reflection 5th wheel. It also towed amazingly well. LOVED the exhaust brake. Around 10.5MPG towing 10,000lbs. When towing out West there are mountains everywhere. The Ram devoured climbs. The 'Burb was no slouch....found it's sweet spot at 3100RPM and cruised to the top. On the flats, which let's face it is probably between 90-95% of travelling, both combo's chugged along effortlessly. Those are my experiences, yours may vary. :) Now, once we make it through to the other side of our 'life detour' I will be hoping to get back into towing. Because funds are an issue I would have NO qualms about grabbing another 8.1L if it presented itself. A 2500HD would be awesome, and there's even a Yukon XL in my area in the low $5KCAN range which keeps bouncing into my conscience...lol Now, a 'modern' F150 3.5EB (which has been mentioned in this thread) seems to fall in the $20-30KCAN range here depending on year. For me, it'd be a no-brainer. Grab an 8.1L, run it on synthetic oil (which seemed to illeviate the oil consumption on my 'Burb) and cruise on. :) If money wasn't an issue, then my plan might be different, but it is, so that's that. My thoughts, Mike.....off to search CL for 8.1's......dang-it :D
Mike E. 01/12/20 12:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: rolled MH onto the side - and the towed

So it has damage that can be repaired. Get it repaired then. Why worry about diminished value when in fact it probably does have a diminished value? Why wouldn't it? I had my practically new truck hit while it was parked. Insurance paid for the complete repair and they would have nothing to do with my concerns about 'diminished value' as they said it would be repaired to an "as new" state. When I went to sell it I disclosed to buyers that there had been a repair done to it. The guy that bought said, "Doesn't bother me. I know it was fixed properly." I guess you could pay out of pocket to get it repaired "under the radar", but if it ever came to it would you be comfortable selling it to someone without disclosing the damage? Your call I suppose. I'm sure when you get a chance to reflect on everything, the fact that you and yours are all OK after an accident will diminish the concern over the value of a used car.
Mike E. 10/10/19 10:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Plan on going to Pioneer Trail RV Park @ Anacortes WA

Stayed there a few times with our new 5th and truck. Was a great spot to explore the area from. There are some fulltimers there but everything is well kept. On-site propane fillup was nice as our new trailer didn't come with two full tanks like the salesman said it would ;) The Wifi was STRONG....best we've ever encountered at a private park. Would recommend without hesitation.
Mike E. 10/03/19 03:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Low height trailer

Thanks for all the replies. I've seen some Hi Lo's locally and they look pretty cool. I know the parameters I was looking for were pretty much impossible to achieve but thought there might be some old-timey unit out there that would fit the bill. That 'garage model' is something I've never seen before. Oooohh....just had a crazy thought: air-ride suspension. Low-rider for the garage and pump 'er up for the road :)
Mike E. 06/26/19 07:56am Travel Trailers
Low height trailer

OK, this might sound crazy, but here goes..... Is there a trailer that's overall height is less than 7 feet while still having at least 6'3" interior height? As I type this it seems ridiculous, but maybe it exists :) Looking to find a small runabout for DW and I when we want to venture out instead of going to the RV lot we have. Kicker is that it has to fit into my townhouse's garage. Anyway,......discuss :
Mike E. 06/25/19 07:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Well this doesn't look good for FCA/RAM

When I was looking for a truck in early 2015 the salesman pointed to a "used" 2014 Ram 3500......he even used the 'air rabbit ears' quotations when he said "used." I asked him to elaborate. The truck had 110Kms on it and Ram had instructed the dealer to register it as Sold on Dec. 23, 2014. "That way Ram can show it's sales numbers for the year and we 'technically' have a used truck on the lot," said the salesman non-challantly. "Happens all the time," he said. With the carefree way he was talking about it I just thought it was standard practice. Guess it was/is :)
Mike E. 06/06/19 09:19am Tow Vehicles
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