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RE: Portland Maine to NYC (LIberty harbor RV)

I looked through it all last night. Looks like it is simple enough. I will take the advice and thank you both.
modern family 06/20/17 09:57am Roads and Routes
RE: Portland Maine to NYC (LIberty harbor RV)

Thank you for the input. We will be traveling on July 3rd (Monday)and will be in the area around 1-2 pm. This is a set schedule with no choice of days or time to travel. I will look at that route. Thanks Btw.. we will be traveling straight through.
modern family 06/19/17 06:42pm Roads and Routes
Portland Maine to NYC (LIberty harbor RV)

Hello All, We have driven into this RV park a few years ago, but it was from the west. Now, coming from the north, I am trying to find the best route. I know I can not take any tunnels, but it looks like the George Washington Bridge may be the best route over to the Jersey side? Your thoughts and opinions are appreciated.
modern family 06/19/17 07:29am Roads and Routes
RE: Towing vehicle cunundrum

You may need to give the guys at http://stretchmytruck.com/ a call. ;) They'll hook you up with a 6 door, third row of seats, truck. http://www.neiconi.com/springdale/six-doors.jpg I've seen them - love what they do but is so expensive. It is the right way to make the two worlds (SUV and Pickup) marry though. Can you imagine the 6 door with a long box and a TT? Talk about a train going down the road... lol They don't make gas stations for that kind of convoy!! My Megacab is long enough but I would LOVE to get a long bed put on it. Too far and too much $ for this project, but it would be fun. Yes, negotiating gas stations would be a challenge for sure. As it is, I almost blocked an entire one just pulling my 24' on our last trip. Flying J station, but very tight... You would think they would make flying J stations a little more TT friendly. That is another reason a would get a diesel.. Fill up with the big rigs! At around 60 feet long total, it is not easy getting gas for me.
modern family 05/05/17 06:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing vehicle cunundrum

How old is your TT? Possibly trade for a newer, lighter model and the large suburban and expedition EL with be a fine TV. CONCUR ! My daughter has 4 kids and the Expedition EL is perfect for them. Grandma and Grandpa can fit in there also, but probably not for long trips. A diesel is a much better TV to an answer that question. Though I do have a gasser F350, my next truck will be diesel. (Especially as you are up north, hills are much easier to travel with a diesel) Modern diesels are no where near as good as the older ones ! Less power and worse fuel economy. The added cost of DEF plus higher maintenance costs make them a very questionable purchase. Is your F350 a 6.8L V10 ? A higher rear axle ratio will help a lot. They stopped making the V10 around 2008 or 2009. Whenever they changed to the new body style. I have a 2011 and she is paid off. I am fine with the performance and would not spend a dime to make any changes, but when the time comes, I would prefer a diesel,
modern family 05/04/17 07:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing vehicle cunundrum

A 5,000 pound trailer would be just fine for the new expys with the eco boost. Runs like a diesel so I hear, but has spark plugs! Not sure of the budget or year you are looking at, but a new 2016-2017 Expy EL with the heavy duty tow package is rated at 15,000 pounds GCWR. That gives you around 9,000 pounds to play with.
modern family 05/03/17 09:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing vehicle cunundrum

How old is your TT? Possibly trade for a newer, lighter model and the large suburban and expedition EL with be a fine TV. A diesel is a much better TV to an answer that question. Though I do have a gasser F350, my next truck will be diesel. (Especially as you are up north, hills are much easier to travel with a diesel)
modern family 05/03/17 08:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Air bags with a WD hitch

^^^^ Thank you.. makes sense
modern family 04/23/17 06:36pm Towing
RE: Air bags with a WD hitch

On some travels, we bring our golf cart in the truck. Our new TT is heavier than the old and she sags a bit in the rear with the cart. Yes, I have adjusted the bars and she will still sag in the rear. Without the cart, There is no issue.
modern family 04/21/17 05:29am Towing
Air bags with a WD hitch

Would you air up the bags before or after you connect the bars? My initial thoughts would be before I attach the WD bars. I have not purchased the bags yet so I can not test it out, just thinking things through ahead of time.
modern family 04/20/17 08:33pm Towing
RE: FIC3500 Jack- Light Works, Jack Doesn't

The jack will not work without a battery. I played that game with my jack for about a year, thinking it was the battery. Charging it, testing it, charging it again. In the end, it was the jack that was slowly freezing up (rust). Finally, I could not even turn it manually. It is true that the light will work on minimum power from the battery and the jack will not. Hopefully it is just the battery for you.
modern family 04/20/17 07:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Taking the Golf Cart question

Mine fits perfect in the 8' bed, it is a 4 person cart, but has a foldable rear seat. I know your question is about a 6 foot bed, but I would hold off for an 8', they are much more usable and worth the wait. I know with my TT, if I lower the tailgate there is no way I could drive as it would hit the tongue jack, but all set ups are different.
modern family 04/18/17 07:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: 3rd time is a charm

Thanks all for your comments. No worries on the squat, I am well aware that it was there and strictly due to the cart. I knew the picture would bring the comments, I am a very detailed and observant person myself and said the same thing when I hooked it up. When we head back out with the cart. I will adjust my shocks and go one more link on the WD chain. But, I just wanted to share. I appreciate the comment on the cart, I am not sure I want to back it up the ramps as the bed is fairly high and ramps are steep, but I think I will give it a try. I will agree that the fit and finish is not the best compared to our Laredo, but based on our budget, we wanted bigger and could not do that in the higher end TT's. The kitchen slide is incredible and for the kids to have their own room and couch is great. I also like that the living area windows are on the curb side, we can now see out to the campsite and have better views. (The con is that the main slide is also on the curb side so less room outside) Oh well, can't have it all I guess.
modern family 04/18/17 09:00am Travel Trailers
RE: 3rd time is a charm

Thanks and nice memories for you for sure. Yes, she is squatting and yes I did install a leveling kit on the front. This was the first time with this TT and the golf cart and that was a lot of weight. These 350's are known for the soft suspensions when you get them loaded, especially with a lot of tongue weight and payload. I did not adjust either the bars or my shocks (rancho adjustable) as the trip is only about an hour away and is not a big deal. Without the cart, it is perfectly level and we don't usually have the cart. Especially not for the summer trip, just the local ones.
modern family 04/18/17 05:29am Travel Trailers
3rd time is a charm

I have been a member of the forum for about 5.5 years and this is our 3rd TT in that time. As the kids grow, so did our wants and needs. Having a boy and girl and my son to be in high school next year, we wanted to give them their space to ensure they continue to be want hang out with mom and dad and go camping. Here is our new TT. Been out one time so far (pictured), heading down to a fort Desoto. Having 3 slides, it truly feels like a moving hotel room. The golf cart is something we bought last year and had been a nice addition. She is heavy and big, but tows nicely. We have a big 2 week trip planned this summer up to Maine. http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc454/gcamper1/IMG_0260_zps18bukwdd.jpg
modern family 04/17/17 09:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fridge in a slide, fan noise

Thank you all for your input. Seems my initial thought process was correct.
modern family 04/14/17 06:39pm Travel Trailers
Fridge in a slide, fan noise

We just purchased a new TT that has a kitchen slide. On our first time out, I immediately noticed an intermediate fan noise coming from the fridge. It was not on all the time and did not have any rhyme or reason why is would turn on or off (at least not to me) I would assume it is due to the fact that it cannot vent naturally due to being in a slide? Is this correct? Thanks for the help.
modern family 04/05/17 08:53pm Travel Trailers
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