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RE: Colorado in May?

As 36 year resident of Colorado's high country and a 30 year resident of Estes Park, I can tell you May can be a tough travel month. In Rocky, Trail Ridge Road in all likely hood will not be open. Traditional opening date is Memorial Day weekend. Can be a little earlier in a drought year. You did not mention what your activity expectations are. Bear Lake will have some leftover snow. Lakes above will probably be frozen or partially frozen. Trails will be icy in the morning and slushy in the afternoon. Or you can have a really warm May with many trails more accessible. If you are only a car tourist interested in scenery, May is ok. You will miss the summer crowds in places like Estes Park and Aspen. I remember a mid May storm in Estes Park that dumped almost 3' of snow with temps in the teens. I also remember a Memorial Day weekend storm with a couple feet of wet snow that shut down most roads. We called those storms "May dumps" then again it may not dump! I remember many beautiful warm and dry Mays. Snow storms that shut passes are not uncommon into early June. The bottom line is that May can be very unsettled. Bring shorts, heavy coats and everything in between. The good news at the storms are usually quick hitters with the snow melting in 24-48 hours. Just stay informed and be prepared to hang out. We are both 70, still fit and like to walk some. However hiking long distances at elevation is not an activity my wife will do. Mostly we want to see the Rockies and plan on sitting down at a nice lower elevation campsite with our 5th wheel then traveling around in the truck. Where would be a good place to make a base camp and have great views to enjoy within 100 miles for day trips???
Likes to tow 09/11/16 09:36am Roads and Routes
Colorado in May?

Planing a trip for next year and just wonder how much of Colorado is usable and enjoyable in the first half of May? I would think some mountain passes would still be closed but how much of Rocky Mt National Park could we see? How about the Scenic Highway of Legends, Maroon Bells and other top attractions??
Likes to tow 09/11/16 05:27am Roads and Routes
RE: Pulling thru Gatlinburg

Try to avoid weekends starting on Friday evening through Sunday evening. Traffic is a problem all the time but especially on weekends. Veteran's Blvd is a real time saver, used very little!!
Likes to tow 09/11/16 05:03am Roads and Routes
New Garmin RV660LMT GPS

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Likes to tow 09/10/16 04:17pm Fifth-Wheels
New Garmin RV660LMT GPS

Just saw this new Garmin for RV travel and it looks like a great idea. Has anyone used it yet on mountain roads??
Likes to tow 09/10/16 04:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Sundance XLT vs, Cougar Lite

I have a Sundance XLT RK265. So far so good. Tows well and seems like pretty decent build. They are lighter and probably have less insulation in them compared to a "regular" trailer. I liked the feel of the Heartland better than the Cougar. Tried to buy a Cougar three times and ended up with the Sundance. We are at about 29' and a couple of inches for total length. I do like the gear drive on the slide better also. No hidden cables to stretch out or try and find. Good luck with your hunt for what fits you the best. Curly The specs on your RK 265 lists it at 28' 5" but you say it's 29-2 so this could be a problem if I cannot trust the specs from the factory in their sales brochures. I have a storage building for my current 5th wheel and it is 31'so I need one at least two feet shorter so I can add doors. Currently our 5th wheel sticks out too far to add doors.
Likes to tow 08/25/16 03:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sundance XLT vs, Cougar Lite

Does anyone know how the cable system on the Cougar works?? What makes it go out?? It is obvious that the cables draw it back in but it must be under spring tension or hydraulic pressure to force the slide out.
Likes to tow 08/25/16 03:32pm Fifth-Wheels
Sundance XLT vs, Cougar Lite

Looking into buying another 5th wheel and trying to stay as much under 30' as possible but all brands in this range are marketed as a "LITE". I'm concerned about quality. What are they leaving out of it to make it a lite??? Cougar uses a cable system to pull the slide back in and this seems strange. What pushes it out? A cable cannot push it can only pull. The salesman had no clue!! Sundance uses gearing and track system, this seems less problematic to me. Cables will stretch Can anyone shed some knowledge or personal experience on either of these two models. We came close to buying a Sundance 9 years ago when we bought our slightly used Cruiser. It has held up reasonably well. I realize that all RV's require some maintenance and do not expect 8 years of trouble free use. However I would like some personal stories of owners of either of these models.
Likes to tow 08/25/16 06:38am Fifth-Wheels
Consider moving from a 5th wheel to a small class c

We owned 4 truck campers through the early years and loved the ability to take a boat or tour new places. When I retired 12 years ago we switched to a 5th wheel and have now owned two. When traveling to new destinations I find myself worrying about a suitable campsite. Can I get in and the problem of traveling back roads and small towns. Just thinking about moving back to a nimble class C under 24 feet. Has anybody done this?? What are your thoughts?? I want another truck camper but the price is profane for what you are getting and the wife is reluctant to give up her cabinet and storage space. Appreciate any opinions......
Likes to tow 08/09/16 07:28am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How much grease in the Ez lube?

Are you guys kidding me???? Is this post real???? For those who used several tubes to grease your bearings on an EZ Lube system I know where your grease went!! Pull the brake drums and look at your brake shoes. EZ Lube axles were primarily designed for boat trailers that get submerged in water. The RV industry picked up on this "easy care-free" idea as a marketing tool. You guys are in serious trouble when you need your brakes!!!!! You know nothing about where my grease went. I comes out the front of the hub just like it is supposed to do, just as shown in Dexter videos. Have used the EZ Lube system 3 times since new (8 yrs)and brakes still work like new, and no grease on them. Another one who simply does not know how the system works. Yes I know how the system works but keep in mind when the grease seals wear out or you do not jack up the trailer and spin the wheel as you shoot grease in as per the instructions from EZ lube you will be soaking the brake shoes!! Many folks on this and other forums do not like EZ lube hubs because of the tendency to have trouble.
Likes to tow 05/26/16 08:21pm Tech Issues
RE: How much grease in the Ez lube?

Are you guys kidding me???? Is this post real???? For those who used several tubes to grease your bearings on an EZ Lube system I know where your grease went!! Pull the brake drums and look at your brake shoes. EZ Lube axles were primarily designed for boat trailers that get submerged in water. The RV industry picked up on this "easy care-free" idea as a marketing tool. You guys are in serious trouble when you need your brakes!!!!!Yeah, I just pulled my wheels/hubs and they were fine. Do you actually have the EZ Lube system? Or are you just parroting what you've heard? When I bought my trailer from a dealer it was one year old. I noticed the brakes did not seem to work. After getting it home I pulled the drums and the brake clusters were totally saturated with grease. I called the previous owner whom I had talked to earlier about his experiences with the trailer. He told me he always put grease in the ez lube zert each time he went on a long trip...probably 5 times in a a year of ownership. I used lacquer thinner and brake cleaner aerosal cans to remove what I could not wash out with a brush and gasoline. I have EZ lube hubs on my tandem axle boat trailer and they seem to work good but these are disc brakes on the boat and I can see that grease would not accumulate on the pads like it would in a drum brake system.
Likes to tow 05/26/16 08:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Difference in honda generators Big store vs small dealer?

There is credible evidence that some Honda motors are made in China! Not all, but some. This would validate the price difference. Big box stores have special deals because of this??
Likes to tow 05/25/16 07:19pm Tech Issues
RE: How much grease in the Ez lube?

Are you guys kidding me???? Is this post real???? For those who used several tubes to grease your bearings on an EZ Lube system I know where your grease went!! Pull the brake drums and look at your brake shoes. EZ Lube axles were primarily designed for boat trailers that get submerged in water. The RV industry picked up on this "easy care-free" idea as a marketing tool. You guys are in serious trouble when you need your brakes!!!!!
Likes to tow 05/24/16 04:50am Tech Issues
RE: Quick sale

RV's depreciate faster than anything on earth, especially truck campers!! Never buy new! We have owned several and nearly all of them were used when we bought. Thus our depreciated loss was not so great when we sold them.
Likes to tow 05/24/16 04:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Million Dollar Hwy

Which direction is best or safer? I've heard it's not so scary going north.
Likes to tow 05/22/16 05:32am Roads and Routes
RE: Advised not to repack bearings???

I followed the direction on how to lube Dexter ezlube the first year I had my trailer. Took a lot of grease the first time I did it. Had tires off ground, turned wheel slowly while lubing hub with hand pump grease gun. It was real easy. The next year, as recommended by Dexter, I remove the drums to inspect the brakes. To my surprise, 3 of 4 wheels had grease leak past seal and on brake shoes. I had to get new shoes and clean the mess up. I called Dexter and the gentleman on the phone said the hubs were design for boat trailers, but the rv industry has jumped on them as a sale pitch. He still recommends packing by hand. I would never ever grease with gun again. Hand pack every year. Just feel much safer when I need to stop trailer. My experiences exactly. Lots of truth spoken here!!! EZ lube hubs work great on a boat trailer that gets submerged but on a travel trailer they will fill your brake drums with grease and totally ruin your brake shoes!!! Been there done that!!!!
Likes to tow 05/17/16 05:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Thinking about getting a TC, but seems to be more costly???

Beware that truck campers have extremely rapid depreciation, even more than TT or 5th wheel Rv's. I've owned 4 truck campers and dealers in my area do not like to take them on trade because the demand for them is so low. They are hard to sell on your own especially if you are trying to sell a large heavy one. Most people don't have dual wheel trucks!! If you do purchase a truck camper get a small soft side or light 8' model that can be carried on a short bed truck. Here you would have more opportunity for resale because so many people have short bed trucks! Nothing beats the utility or ease of travel like a truck camper. We were NEVER turned down at a campground, they can always find a place to put you. Once we pulled up beside the office and were told we could plug into the side of the building. However, once you put the wife into a 5th wheel or large TT it's over. They won't consider moving back to a truck camper.
Likes to tow 04/04/16 04:03am Truck Campers
RE: new truck cost!!

I would think my 05 Ram Cummins with 84K miles is worth what I paid for it in 2007. Yes, I'm done with new vehicles!! Since modern lubricants or what ever is making gas engines last 200K miles now I would believe there are some really good late model "high mileage" vehicles out there for cheap.
Likes to tow 03/31/16 04:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Watch your speed in NC

If people would just realize what speeding does. It reduces your MPG, makes accidents more severe, makes everyone pay higher insurance rates, makes towing a trailer and changing lanes harder than it needs to be. Most people get into the habit of driving 10 miles per hour over the speed limit and cannot stand to run the true speed limit!! Don't you hate tailgaters trying to push you along faster? I welcome any state cracking down on speeding. It makes Rving so much safer and fun.
Likes to tow 03/25/16 05:32am Roads and Routes
RE: WV I-77 toll road

The West Virginia Turnpike is a good road cut through beautiful mountains. Hey this is not Kansas! If $7.50 is beyond your budget maybe you should consider staying home.
Likes to tow 03/07/16 02:39pm Roads and Routes
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