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RE: Taking the Plunge (Gear Swap)

I have had 3 Dodge cummins trucks with 3:54's and one with 4:10's, they all the ones with a 5spd trans got close to the same mpg, the one with the 4:10's got 1-2 better towing and you could tell it was so much easier on the truck when pulling a load. I think you will be happy.
1stgenfarmboy 02/24/17 03:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Post that do not stick to subject

The last time I had an itch like that I had to go to the doctor.
1stgenfarmboy 02/24/17 03:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: Winter Yosemite Campsite question

I know right now it looks like the frazzle ice is flowing, that is something I always wanted to see. sorry I had no info for you, have fun ...I wish we was going with you.
1stgenfarmboy 02/24/17 09:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What kind of towing vehicle should I get for a 26ft bnkhs

I am not sure what year it was but a few years ago Ford built a F250 quad cab 4X4 long bed king ranch diesel that was so heavy all you could haul was 4 grown men and 500 lbs in the bed before you were over the "max" pay load for the truck.......how many really believe you were in danger if you were also pulling a 7K lb camper ? ? ?
1stgenfarmboy 02/24/17 09:07am Travel Trailers
RE: What kind of towing vehicle should I get for a 26ft bnkhs

remember the good-ol days when folks put 4,000+ lb truck campers on 1965 3/4 ton SRW trucks, look what we have been brain washed to think is a deadly desaster, I am 51yrs old, been a farmer,machanic,tractor puller for all of my adult life, I have seen some things that even I think is a very bad idea, but pulling a 6-8k lb tag trailer with a 1/2 ton and a proper hitch is not even on my radar as a danger, come on guys.....have we became a society where we need to be told ( don't stick your hand under your lawn mower ) A good WD hitch, sway control, and good brakes on the TV as well as the TT.
1stgenfarmboy 02/24/17 09:02am Travel Trailers
RE: What kind of towing vehicle should I get for a 26ft bnkhs

Bear, I must be slow..... it took me 8 before I " think " I am done...... I went through everything but a class B motorhome, I have had TV that range from a 1967 Caprice, to an Olds Cutlass, to 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, 1 ton, and even thought about a 4500 for a while, then started going back down in camper size. Of corse I know I am dreaming when I say ( this is the last camper I will buy ). The camper industry should love me.
1stgenfarmboy 02/23/17 01:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2017 Solar Eclipse

I have to drive a hole 20 mile from my house to be on the totality line, unless I am on a trip when it comes time.
1stgenfarmboy 02/23/17 08:05am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2017 Solar Eclipse

If you are just wanting to get out and take a trip, the southern tip of ILL is the hot spot, there are some nice campgrounds that are right in the center of the path, ( Fern Cliff State Park ) would be a good one, pluss you are in the Shawnee National Forest and there are some good day trips from there.
1stgenfarmboy 02/22/17 11:36am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Buying new Travel Trailer

Go over it with a fine toothed comb before you sign, make them fix antthing that you find sub-parr, there is not much difference in the brands these days, I owned a Lance supposed to be one of the best, I now own a 2017 forest river and I have found very little that was better on the lance. have fun with the new rig.
1stgenfarmboy 02/20/17 03:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Half-ton vs 3/4 Ton

A half ton from the mid 90's is not the same truck in 2015, the newer trucks are huge and heavy with giant wheels and tires, for instance....my 1993 Dodge 3/4 ton 4x4 weighs 6,300 with me in it and full of fuel, I would be willing to say ( don't know for sure ) a new 1/2 tone is as heavy if not more, so in this case they would be the same with exception of payload, but as far as the white knuckle stuff it would make no difference. what year is the 1/2 tons your are using ? do you have them set up with sway bars and WDH, a 6,500-7,000 lb wet TT would tow fine with a modern half ton with all the goodies, what you are talking about is the seat of your paints feeling, not ( OH I am 250lbs over my advertised max payload ). if you tow in the mountains, tow at 70mph, take 1,500lb of stuff in the bed of the truck, then you need a 1 ton DRW truck. If you tow 50 miles to the local CG a few times a year and home a newer 2012+ 1/2 ton will be fine with a sub 7,500lb TT. I tow very A heavy goosneck a few times a year 19k+ with a 93 Dodge 1 ton DRW 4x4, you don't want to take your eyes off the road as you have a feeling it will take a while to stop, to me this never goes away even when towing my 6,500 lb TT, just an observation for me.
1stgenfarmboy 02/20/17 03:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cumberland Gap Natl Park

Mountain pass CG looks nice, right on the river, thats about the only choices that are close. Bunch Hollow campground and resort is about 25 miles and 50 min drive away.
1stgenfarmboy 02/16/17 02:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Where to go for wildlife photography?

We got more good shots in Yellowstone of mammals, but we get pretty excited when we get a good shot of a new bird in the Appalachians, we tend to be drawn to them above 6,000ft during the spring migration, and this year will be no different.
1stgenfarmboy 02/16/17 08:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How I got my Wife

I got my wonderful wife from God....... He felt sorry for me and gave me an angel, knowing I needed someone to care for and watch over me. for 31 years this year, maybe she had been a bad girl or something because she got a raw deal. Thank You God.
1stgenfarmboy 02/14/17 03:40pm Around the Campfire
RE: Weather in Yellowstone

Don't sweat it, your going to Yellowstone for an adventure, It mite be and epic adventure and something to tell about the rest of your life.
1stgenfarmboy 02/14/17 03:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: thinking about truck camper

You can make anything work if you want to, I mean we used camp in tents, and sometimes no tent at all, just a tarp and a sleeping bag, A truck camper is much better than that, but be aware.....they are small, even the ones that are way to big for your truck, If you live in part of the country where they have some at dealers take along the grandkids and go look at one for an hour or 2, you will get the idea of what a cold rainy day will be like, Ours was nice for my wife and I but when we had more people it got close.......and we really really like each other. as I said before it "will" work just don't go into it blind as to the size of them. For us some of the big plus points is, park just about anywhere, camp in any campground, if you miss a turn they are super easy to turn around, they are just down right handy, I loved my TC alot more than my wife, she goes along with my motorcycle, antique tractor, gun thing without gripe, so I think I can give a little on the camper.
1stgenfarmboy 02/14/17 03:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Weather in Yellowstone

Yellowstone is around 7,500-8,000 ft elevation, it is not like 2,000 ft, it can be cold any time of year, take the coat and shorts.
1stgenfarmboy 02/14/17 07:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bought the Camper now I need a truck

I am not a ford guy but I am in the diesel world hip deep with all brands, if you can buy a 6.0 that has had the EGR system already taken care of along with new head gaskets they are really a pretty good engine after that, the duramax engine is quite powerful and pretty dependable but parts and labor will kill ya if needed, some folks won't even look at trucks that are more than a few years old ( why I will never know ) but a dodge from 91.5-98.5 which takes in two body styles but still has the 12V mechanical pump cumins would be my choise for a truck to get you there and home, parts are better priced and most any diesel shop or farmer can work on them with no problems. I have had 4 trucks of this vintage all went well over 200k before I sold them with zero engine problems, they are not quiet, the truck it's self has a few problems but they are hard to beat.
1stgenfarmboy 02/14/17 07:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Spring break camping in Missouri

Sam A. Baker S. P. is nice
1stgenfarmboy 02/10/17 08:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Picking up my FIRST RV / TT on Saturday!

Sounds like you are going to have an awesome time, And ( if ) something happens out on the road there are many many people who can and will come to the rescue including myself when you are in my area. I will pm my phone number, hang on to it and take it with you. when in Washington don't miss Mt Rainier, the Hoh rain forest, then on down the Red Woods, and Big Sir.....all these are a must. please post up the photos. Dar & Barb
1stgenfarmboy 02/08/17 08:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wacky Weather

72 here yesterday and it snowed 30 miles north of me this morning, it was 37* on my ride into work. I have never seen such drastic swings so often through the winter here, it is very strange but it gives us a little break so it seems like winter is not so long. the frogs around the house don't know what ot do.
1stgenfarmboy 02/08/17 09:46am Around the Campfire
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