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RE: So how do you go about getting somebody comfortable towing?

There is only one way to get comfortable with towing. And that is to go out and do it.
fireman41 06/23/18 04:28pm Towing
RE: 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

I like it just wish they didn't use the Blazer name.
fireman41 06/22/18 07:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Heading to Allegheny National Forest

Ohiopyle state park would be a good area to check out if you are into river kayaking. But it's a few hours south east Allegany State park. Also if you want to see our Elk head down to Benezette Pa and check out the Winslow hill elk viewing center.Just down the from there is Kettle creek state park is a real nice park right along the river. As far as the hills go, we have a few. Most are short but there are a few that are 2 or so miles long and range any were from 4 to 11%. Just down shift some and most likely you won't even have to touch your brakes. You more or less going to be in my back yard,so if you have any questions feel free to ask.
fireman41 04/21/18 12:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing in the real world. gas or diesel

Simple question, how many class 8 80,000 GVW gas trucks do you see? Ups has switched a lot of there fleet over to LNG. There are also quite a CNG trucks on the road as well.
fireman41 03/04/18 12:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Best route from Allentown PA to Long Island NY to Calverton

This is the way I used to cross in a truck and is also the way I'm going to go to get to Wildwood State part this summer . I78 to I287 to 440 to I278 to I 495.
fireman41 03/01/18 11:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Low bridges

You are not going to find any bridges less than 13'6" on any interstate. The 13' you seen on the bridges on I94 is the height of the bridge on the shoulder. The travled part of the road is at least 13'6". ^^^ Standard van semi trailer is 13 6 tall. There are a couple in Detroit that are marked 13 7. The CB antennas hit, but the trailer clears! My antennas would hit some of the bridges on the PA turn pike.
fireman41 02/11/18 12:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Low bridges

Another note on bridge heights if you plan on traveling in New York. New York has a lot of bridges marked 12'9" but there are actually 13'6", but some are marked 12'9" and really are 12'9" tall.
fireman41 02/11/18 12:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Low bridges

You are not going to find any bridges less than 13'6" on any interstate. The 13' you seen on the bridges on I94 is the height of the bridge on the shoulder. The travled part of the road is at least 13'6".
fireman41 02/10/18 08:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Watch Out For Tie Interceptors

I didn't see a heavy duty truck in that Nissan commercial. Did you not see the 379?
fireman41 12/27/17 01:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer parts that are rip offs.

UPS and Fedex only make about $23000.00/load hauled from La to NY. My Class 8 made $7500 for the same trip w/48000 lb. Say that's not over charging! Is that total revenue, or profit?
fireman41 10/17/17 05:12am Travel Trailers
RE: GPS strikes again

My GPS has never made me turn down a road that I didn't want to go on.
fireman41 10/15/17 03:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer parts that are rip offs.

If you set down and think about how many people it takes to get that part from one side of the country to the next, $60 is a fair price.
fireman41 10/15/17 03:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Portable waste tanks

For me, a wheeled tote tank proved to be the biggest waste of $$$ mistake I've ever made since we began RVing years ago. :( Costly, heavy when full, still heavy when empty, awkward to clean thoroughly so it doesn't stink, takes up too much room in the truck for transport, looks ugly hanging off the back of the trailer, is awkward to store out of the way at home, and always threatened to pop off the hitch ball as I towed it over bumpy campground roads. :M It only took a few trips before I realized the error of my ways and sold it to another unsuspecting RV owner who also thought this would be his answer to waste water management woes. With the proceeds I bought a FloJet Waste Macerator so I can service my tanks here at home but anytime I may find the need to off load black water while camping I can pump it with the macerator into a few inexpensive 7 gal Aquatainers labeled for GW/BW use that sit in the back of my truck, for a later trip to the dump station. Grey water I usually don't even bother with the macerator but simply gravity feed it into those same GW Aquatainers. K.I.S.S. - no tote. :) Funny my experience has been the total opposite. I sold my old 4 wheel 32 gallon tote on Craigslist and purchased a 42 gallon tote with pneumatic wheels.The 42 gallon tote works great and is easy enough to handle I can carry it on my rear ladder. AS far as looks beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The tank is a tool for dumping it's not a work of art.:S I also have a flojet macerator that I seldom use because it takes too long. The flojet work as designed but dumping through a 1" hose takes a lot longer than the 3" stinky slinky Being that if has pneumatic tires, is it any Quieter when you pull it through the camp ground.
fireman41 10/03/17 04:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Another reason I hate my F150

Sorry to hear about your bad day. Also I have no idea why the manufacturers seam to think that it's a good idea to delete the transmission dip stick.
fireman41 09/27/17 03:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Give me a tornado anyday over a hurricane

I'll stick with western Pa weather. A occasional tornado a few floods some Severe thunderstorms and bad winter storms.
fireman41 09/09/17 09:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Stupid stupid idiot towing a TT

It just not people with campers. I was down at the gravel yard getting gravel for my new camper parking pad. This pad took about 8 ton of 2a to build. Now I own a F250 and a 10k dump trailer and I can only haul 4 tons at a time. Even that's a bit heavy for me. But it's the same trailer as a 12k but it's listed as a 10k for licensing reasons. I get my stone and in comes this guy with a F150 and a 7k dump trailer. He gets 5 ton of stone. That's 10000 lbs of stone in a 7000 gvwr trailer. All I could do is shake my head and be glad that he was going north and I was going south.
fireman41 09/03/17 07:39am Towing
RE: Gas mileage on dodge 2500

I don't worry about it. When we plan trips I figure on 6.5 mpg as a average and budget from there .
fireman41 09/03/17 07:09am Travel Trailers
RE: 8' or 6.5' truck bed ?

Can't see myself ever getting along bed anymore. I haven't had an long bed truck sense high school. I currently have a crew cab short bed Super Duty. I have yet to say to my self I wish I had a longer bed. I do however own a 12 foot dump trailer for the big loads. It is so much easier to unload than a 8 foot truck bed.
fireman41 08/20/17 06:50am Towing
RE: Joined the diesel side of the force

You will not believe how much easier towing is about to become for you. Once you leave the mountains (beach, Disneyworld, etc.), don't be afraid to use cruise control while towing. You can now. Use cruise all the time with my 6.2. Up hill down hill and on the flats. The only thing is I'll use the manual mode more when in the hills. For some reason with the cruise on the auto will hold the gear too long before it will down shift, than it will drop 2 gears. In manual mode I'll down shift sooner and hold 4th gear up over most Hills.
fireman41 07/23/17 12:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 4 wheel drive

I really don't understand these diesel and grass problem comments. I recently sold 24 acres of sloping pasture I owned. Drove my two different F350 diesels all over it wet and dry and never used 4x4 unless it was sloppy muddy. Wet grass never a problem. I hunt in the TX hill country and we have a dirt and grass "road" about a half mile thru pastures to our cabin. Again I have never used 4x4 unless sloppy muddy. And have never had to use 4x4 to pull the 34' 5er out of a grass RV site. I don't think I am that much better driver than any one else. :h I can't even pull my empty dump trailer out of it spot in 2 wheel drive when the grass is wet. And these new anti traction control stuff won't even let me spin the tires fast enough to clean the mud from the tread. Even with advanced track and traction control off I can barely get the tires to spin.
fireman41 07/21/17 09:07pm Tow Vehicles
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