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RE: Travelling in Stealth Mode

One thing for sure. The axle/s aren't Lippert. https://www.everestcaravans.com.au/manufacture.html
goducks10 02/15/20 10:35am Travel Trailers
RE: The Cummins soon to take on the Ike

I think the fastest time up the hill relates to more than just who has an extra minute at the top of the IKE. It relates to passing capacity on tight roads, starting capability coming onto major roadways and others as well. It is pretty important, it speaks to a lot of different driving metrics, but certainly not all that everyone feels are important. I would like to see what the engine, and tranny temps are, EGT's would be very helpful as well. How about a 40-70 mph uphill test, like you'd have to do getting by a string of semi's in a passing lane? Be interesting to see which truck accelerates faster in that scenario.
goducks10 02/14/20 12:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chucking

Chucking, not to be confused with upchucking.
goducks10 02/11/20 04:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

If you like your CTD you can keep your CTD. ;) I don't think anybody is trying to convince others to sell what they have and buy a 7.3. It's just another option and won't be right for everybody but will be right for some. I know I won't be buying one unless it's several years from now. I absolutely intend on keeping my CTD until death do us part. The point I was trying to make is that 5 mpg (or possibly less towing a large fiver) will get old pretty quickly.... I get roughly 2 mpg less going from my 12 CTD to my 18 6.4 when towing. Where that comes into play is the smaller 32 gal tank. My Ram CTD had 35 gal Not wanting to run either empty and figuring 5 gal for a cushion that gives me 315 miles for the CTD and 229 miles for the 6.4. Thats 86 miles a tank. Makes a big difference when you're in unfamiliar areas where fuel is uncertain. A few times we had 200 mile stretches with not knowing if some podunk town had gas. Gas Buddy wasn't always reliable. On a 3200 mile trip this summer I found myself topping off the tank a 3/4 full a couple times just to be safe. What are you pulling and exactly what mileage did you get with both trucks? Remember, that the 2013 and up CTD's run DEF which increased the fuel economy considerably. I get a solid 10-11 mpg pulling my 16k high profile fiver. I top off my fuel tank a lot while towing as well; I find it much less stressful than worrying about making the next town. :) A 5er and a TT. Both in the 9,000+ range. Regens on the 12 didn't help mpg's much. :( The 12 CTD got anywhere between 10.5-12 mpg depending on conditions. Rarely saw 12 mpg. I always figures 10.5 for range purposes. The 6.4, 4.10 towing the 9500 lb TT gets 8.5-9 mpg. I don't go slow and do push things when I can.
goducks10 02/10/20 09:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric Fire Places

The fire place produces the exact same 1500 Watts or 5100 BTUH on the 15 amp circuit that a 1500 Watt ceramic heater produces. It is a big expensive space waster that is fixed to one location. I would rather have the storage space and carry a small cube heater that is stored out of the way when we do not need it. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Ken x2
goducks10 02/10/20 08:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

If you like your CTD you can keep your CTD. ;) I don't think anybody is trying to convince others to sell what they have and buy a 7.3. It's just another option and won't be right for everybody but will be right for some. I know I won't be buying one unless it's several years from now. I absolutely intend on keeping my CTD until death do us part. The point I was trying to make is that 5 mpg (or possibly less towing a large fiver) will get old pretty quickly.... I get roughly 2 mpg less going from my 12 CTD to my 18 6.4 when towing. Where that comes into play is the smaller 32 gal tank. My Ram CTD had 35 gal Not wanting to run either empty and figuring 5 gal for a cushion that gives me 315 miles for the CTD and 229 miles for the 6.4. Thats 86 miles a tank. Makes a big difference when you're in unfamiliar areas where fuel is uncertain. A few times we had 200 mile stretches with not knowing if some podunk town had gas. Gas Buddy wasn't always reliable. On a 3200 mile trip this summer I found myself topping off the tank a 3/4 full a couple times just to be safe.
goducks10 02/09/20 10:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: What kind of RPM's do you get? What about MPG?

Yes and Yes
goducks10 02/09/20 10:01am Towing
RE: Covering your travel trailer

Cover mine every winter. I give it a good wash and it looks nice and clean when pulling the cover off. I had an ADCO cover on my previous 5er for 6 years and when we got rid of the 5er I stuffed the cover under the bed because it had several more years left and I didn't need it. Bought another ADCO for our present TT. Put tennis balls on the gutter extensions to keep it from tearing. I have owned trailers before and not covered one year and they were a mess to clean up in the spring.
goducks10 02/07/20 09:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Chucking - trouble shooting

Knowing what I know now and having a truck with a gooseneck hitch in the bed I would've went with the Reese Goosebox pin box. I tried the MR pin box and while it will relieve some chucking it won't relieve all of it. Even MR says it won't relieve 100% of chucking. Shocks and a MR3000 will help a little but won't cure. IMO nothing cures it 100%. You either have it or your don't. Problem with looking for cures is everyone tows a different 5er with a different truck. LOL, I always though the best way to buy a 5er and truck is to ask the question, "Who doesn't have chucking"?. Then look at what they own and go buy that. If it were me I would sell the Andersen and get a gooseneck pin box with a bag. It's going to be as good as the MR and now you don't have to deal with the Andersen in the bed. Once you're unhitch you bed is clear.
goducks10 02/01/20 03:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Were older travel trailers built better?

There's no rhyme or reason to which RV comes off the assembly line as a POS or a keeper. My 2013 Fox Mountain was keeper but we needed more room and comfort so we went with a 2019 ORV. Not a POS but not quite the level quality of the Fox. Only issue from NW was a bad water connection part at the manifold. As compared to what I've seen about other newer RV's our ORV is above average.
goducks10 01/30/20 05:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need help... can I 4 down tow a Mazda Miata???

Personally I would PASS on that "nice little" car as they are a DEATH TRAP!!!More protection than a motorcycle. :) x2
goducks10 01/29/20 12:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2019 Chevy 2500 and Sundance XLT with new hitch too high

How much is the rear of the truck dropping when you hitch up?
goducks10 01/29/20 09:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need help... can I 4 down tow a Mazda Miata???

According to this none are. https://images.goodsam.com/newmotorhome/towguides/2013DinghyGuide.pdf
goducks10 01/28/20 12:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: New used truck

Nice looking truck Barney! I think the Rams with air ride, and even the 2500 with coil springs would be hard to beat, comparing ride quality. The bad thing about test drives, new or used, you don't know what psi is in the tires, to make fair comparisons. You would have to carry a good tire gauge with you, and check all tires before the drive. Ya, I know, who does that, and the salesperson says "you're kidding right" Jerry Should be PSI info on the dash readout. I've had it since 2012 on my Rams.
goducks10 01/28/20 08:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: !

Did you noticed the RV Retail Value has gone up every year even though shipments were down in 2018 and 2019 compared to 2017? When you track prices over the last 5+ years MSRP's have risen pretty fast IMO.
goducks10 01/27/20 01:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Alliance 5th Wheels

Three ACs and no seat in the shower. :h 3 AC's because there's no ducting. I believe Alliance uses 3 AC's because someone there recognized that 2 AC's may not be adequate in hot weather. I have a 2019 GD Solitude with 2 15K ducted AC units and we have problems getting it cool in hot and humid weather. That is with awnings deployed and sun shades on all windows exposed to direct sun. Grand Design should at least pre wire for a 3AC unit on their larger 5th wheels so the owner could easily add a 3rd AC if desired. They use 3 AC's because that don't use ducted AC. The two in the living area are whats needed because of no ducting. The one in the bedroom is ducted to the bathroom since cool air can't go through walls. It's also way quieter than your GD's ducted AC.
goducks10 01/25/20 12:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: DirecTV or Dish

Satellite TV is not a waste for me. Too many times I have no cellular service making streaming completely useless. I would also have to subscribe to multiple streaming services to watch what I like to watch (NOT FREE). Satellite TV allows me to have my DVR waiting to record 24/7 and I can watch what I want without the commercials when I please. Nearly all of the free streaming services also have commercials and there is no fast forward or commercial skip options with those. Spot on.
goducks10 01/23/20 12:40pm Technology Corner
RE: Alliance 5th Wheels

Three ACs and no seat in the shower. :h 3 AC's because there's no ducting.
goducks10 01/23/20 12:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can we pull a TT with our ‘20 Suburban

You Burb should have a sticker on the drivers door jamb that shows how much cargo capacity you have. Take that weight and subtract all the weight you'll put in the Burb and thats what you have for the trailers tongue weight. Towing capacity is not as important. You won't burn up the tranny on a newer vehicle. This isn't the 70's. Once you find what you have left for tongue weight then start looking at trailers where the tongue weight will be 15% of the trailers GVWR. i.e 5000 lbs = 750 lbs. There's variables in all this but thats the easiest way for a newbie to figure things out.
goducks10 01/20/20 01:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Medicare ads!!!!!

They were more prominent at the end of 2019 since thats when you can make changes to your plan. I don't see hardly any now. But with 8000-10,000 old people retiring each day there's still a reason to have them.
goducks10 01/20/20 09:43am Technology Corner
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