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RE: Best route from Alamosa, CO to Canon City, CO

North on CO 17 to US 285 to Poncha Springs and US 50 east.
BB_TX 06/22/17 05:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Should I offer less for this new Hail damaged KZ trailer?

If the hail damage is primarily cosmetic, and you don't have a problem with the appearance, or plan to repair some of it yourself, show the salesman the numbers you have found on line and present him your "discounted" counter offer (an offer you can feel good about) and stick with it. Worst he can do is say no.
BB_TX 06/22/17 01:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Survey says... 1T for 5th wheel & 3/4T for BP Toyhauler

For 5th wheels I look at them in 3 categories: lightweights that can be towed by a 3/4 ton (250/2500), mid weights that can be towed by a 1 ton SRW (350/3500), and heavy weights that should be towed by a 1 ton DRW or greater.
BB_TX 06/21/17 12:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What is the best 5th. wheel hitch?

Just like which is the best truck, it is all a matter of opinion. Any of the name brand hitches are good. You should ask the moderator to move this to the 5th wheel forum.
BB_TX 06/20/17 07:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tow haul and overdrive

No, tow/haul does not lock out overdrive on any GM or Ram truck, at least. Tow/haul only changes your shift points on the transmission. If your truck normally shifts into overdrive at, lets say 55 MPH, in tow/haul mode you may need to hit 60-65 before it shifts into overdrive. Same for Ford. At least for the last 10 yrs or more.
BB_TX 06/20/17 05:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Worried about looks..

Have parked my 5er beside many of those high dollar rigs and have never considered them or their owners any better than anyone else in the park. Not something to even consider.
BB_TX 06/20/17 05:46pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Slide Out

Mine has hydraulic slides and I don't know of, or have heard of, any bypass or manual override. The only way to manually extend/retract the slides is with a reversible drill to the end of the pump. That can override a bad motor, or in your case a motor with no power. But out of luck with a bad pump. I suppose you could disconnect hydraulic lines and push the slide hard enough to force out the hydraulic fluid.
BB_TX 06/20/17 02:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Atlanta to Lawton,Ok

You can also stay on I-20 to the area of Tyler, then take US 69 North to US 82 near Bells. 69 is a good, mostly 2 lane, highway with very little traffic. Either should be fine.
BB_TX 06/20/17 07:20am Roads and Routes
RE: Cutting into a wall, ideas/closing back up

Looking at my picture above, one of the two 90 degree fittings used to be the anti siphon/vacuum breaker valve. I replaced that valve with a new 90 degree fitting and short piece of PEX tubing. And that is located about 2' above floor level. The other two pipes go up to the shower faucet. The pipes are pink since pic was taken after I had winterized.
BB_TX 06/19/17 08:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cutting into a wall, ideas/closing back up

My black tank flush anti siphon valve was located between the shower wall and the back wall of my entry closet. There was an access panel there, but located in the wrong area. But I could reach in and feel the valve and know where to cut a new hole. I cut a new hole there, saved the piece I cut out, and used some trim wood to make a picture frame for it, and used 4 small black screws to attach it. Looks better than the plastic frame on the original cutout. Note that I eliminated the anti siphon valve and now use an external check valve at the outside flush connection. Those anti siphon valves have a history of leaking. http://i.imgur.com/SEjIVBBl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/7qxzhKpl.jpg
BB_TX 06/19/17 03:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Benefit of 50 amp over 30 amp

As mentioned multiple times above, more power. We have tripped the 30 amp park breaker running one A/C, microwave, water heater on electric, etc at the same time. With 50 amp we have never tripped a breaker, even running two A/Cs.
BB_TX 06/19/17 10:31am Travel Trailers
RE: Options on hitching a 5th wheel

The Reese Elite also has a wrap around latch like the Pullrite Super 5th. I have had both and both work great.
BB_TX 06/18/17 02:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Options on hitching a 5th wheel

Any of the standard rail mount hitches rated at least 18k would be fine. B&W has lots of fans, but Pullrite, Reese, Curt and others also make good hitches. Some offer under bed mounts if you want a clean bed when you remove the hitch. Or you could splurge and go for an air ride hitch.
BB_TX 06/18/17 10:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: PO'd Rv owner

I am not defending the Marathons as they have a history of blowouts, but I thought they are rated for nearly 3,500 lbs.
BB_TX 06/17/17 07:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: get satellite signal in

There are a lot of different wiring configurations in RVs. Mine originally had a single coax input setup for cable. No dedicated sat input. But that coax came into a dual coax wall plate near the TV. And there was a short coax jumper cable between the two connectors on the wall plate. I could leave the jumper on if I connected to cable. Or remove the jumper and connect a short coax cable from the wall plate to my sat box for satellite. That worked fine. But I tired of messing with the jumper and added a new external coax connector connected to a new inside wall plate dedicated to satellite.
BB_TX 06/17/17 11:51am Technology Corner
RE: Digital/Analog Coax

How old is the TT and TV?
BB_TX 06/16/17 06:57pm Technology Corner
RE: Digital/Analog Coax

RG59 coax generally works. But RG6 coax is a better choice. I went a step farther and bought a quad shielded RG6 cable to minimize losses. But to know for sure if you have a cable problem, run that existing cable directly to your TV bypassing any internal RV wiring. If the TV works well like that then the cable is OK and you have an internal wiring issue.
BB_TX 06/16/17 02:56pm Technology Corner
RE: Route to Pagosa Springs, CA

I would agree with above, Pagosa to Alamosa on US 160 over Wolf Creek Pass. It is a high pass at about 10,850', but not bad. Very good wide 4 lane (2 up/2down) highway going up. Fairly steep grade going up the west side, but you can just stay in the right lane and take your time and not hold up traffic. Plus a number of pull outs if you want to pull over. Going down the east side is not as steep. Just pay attention to the speed limit signs for the few curves there are. You would have to detour nearly to Santa Fe to miss mountains altogether.
BB_TX 06/15/17 05:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: RMNP Traffic Delays-All Season

Unfortunately that kind of work, along with much other maintenance work, has to be done during the same warm weather months most tourists are there.
BB_TX 06/14/17 01:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: Is It A Rear Engine Or Rear Drive That Makes It A Pusher?

I think it is just a matter of people wanting to attach catchy names. Diesel pusher somehow sounds a little more exotic than rear engine diesel.
BB_TX 06/14/17 01:00pm Class A Motorhomes
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