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RE: Looking for a Toy Hauler/Camper for my Harley

I was in your position just a few years ago. I found an all aluminum trailer down in KC. At the time I had a 4.7L Tundra. The trailer was good in that it was low to the ground and very light but it was just a basic trailer and everything you wanted (like bathroom, beds, kitchen) was extra. By the time I got what I wanted, I was up into the 25K range. In the end, I ended up with a FR 19RR (15K range) which did the job very well and we travelled with that all over the Midwest until this spring with a freak hail storm did it in. Sadly, my Tundra didn't pull it well so I ended up with a brand new F150 EB which does the job very well. Since then I've upgraded to a 25RR which is the same but with a little more space. I still enjoy it but have not had the pleasure to travel much with it. Are you sure those numbers you posted are right? They seem a little on the light side to me. My Tundra was listed at 7100 but my F150 is at 1100 something (but I would never pull that much). If those numbers are right, I think you might want to think about a new TV. There are some nice half ton towable toy haulers out there. If not I might also mention that there are a few pop up toy haulers out there. I had a Scorpion that my Tundra pulled well. Sadly they don't make those anymore but there may be used ones or similar ones available.
NiasWagn 09/18/14 05:43am Toy Haulers
RE: Do I Have a Furnace Problem?

Have you tried lighting a burner on the stove? If you haven't used the furnace in awhile, you would want to bleed the lines out by starting up the stove for awhile. Then go back to the furnace / fridge.
NiasWagn 09/16/14 07:20am Tech Issues

I don't think the request is unreasonable. I made a similar request of my credit card company many moons ago. I called and told them to stop sending me blank checks in the mail. They checked the box and I have never received any since.
NiasWagn 09/16/14 06:14am Good Sam Insurance
RE: Can we expect these shenanigans?

Can you say KOA.. We were charged a required, "resort fee," on top of the nightly rate... The resort fee included admission to the "bouncy room" and a pancake breakfast. We wanted neither and but they wouldn't let us opt. out. Jellystone Parks do this, too. If I had to pay the bouncy room fee then I'm using the bouncy room! It's been years since I've been on one of those.
NiasWagn 08/28/14 06:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: ford ecoboost

My EB had a spongy feel to it when I bought it. I took it down to the local suspension shop and added a leaf spring. It cost me about $300 and it made the world of difference.
NiasWagn 08/25/14 05:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Dish DVR Questions

IIRC I have copied programs from my Dish DVR by hooking up a recorder, DVD or VHS, to the outputs on my TV. yep, takes a long time. bumpy X2 for me except with movies from HBO. It works fine but I think I'm going to get rid of the DISH this season and start streaming. That'll be the end of DVD's I guess.
NiasWagn 08/20/14 05:43am Technology Corner
RE: Please - recommend cg Omaha/Council Bluffs, Nebraska

Correct. No reservations. That's why I asked what day you were coming through. If during the week you'd have no issues getting in (especially with school started). If on Friday or Saturday you might have issues but you might not. I also heard that Wilson Island might be open now but I have not been able to confirm it yet. Anyway, sounds like you got it all figured out so happy camping and be sure to wave as you come through!
NiasWagn 08/19/14 11:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Please - recommend cg Omaha/Council Bluffs, Nebraska

You might want to consider a reservation for Mahoney SP if it will be on a weekend. That place gets very busy in the summer. Also consider Arrowhead SP just north of CB at the Neola exit (just North of CB). It's just far enough from the hustle and bustle and very quiet.
NiasWagn 08/19/14 05:25am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: ford ecoboost

...thx everyone for all the info...my wife and I purchased our first tt two seasons ago...a forest river microlite 25 that is serving us well...tv is a tundra 4.7...this fall going to a vlite 30 and the eb w all the tow and payload add ons...one last newbie question. ..what is DW...Bo Ironic, that's exactly what my TV was before I upgraded to the F150 EB. I was shopping for a nice clean used F250 that wasn't at retail and was unable to find one. They were either beat to******or very clean and a few K off new. I loved my Tundra but it just couldn't handle my 19rr comfortably. It's finally paid off now and so I'm back to where I was before but with a nice truck that can handle pulling 8K with ease (and stop it too). I'm hoping to get 10 years out of it. Time will tell how the EB holds up after 5 or 6 years but I have high hopes.
NiasWagn 08/19/14 05:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Am I missing something- Camping World Discount

I once reviewed the Good Sam club for the same purpose but after goofing with the numbers, and visiting our local Camping World, I really didn't see how it would benefit me and have instead opted for Walmart and Amazon for now. Perhaps if I was camping more often then once per month some of the discounts at RV parks might help but that's just not the case at this time. I instead splurged for an Amazon Prime Account and have so far been pretty happy with that. FWIW
NiasWagn 08/18/14 10:17am Good Sam Club
RE: ford ecoboost

2013 Ecoboost XLT loaded pulling a Jayco Whitehawk 28DSBH. We traveled from Central MN to the Black Hills this June and LOVED the truck. We had plenty of power and when semi trucks tried to pass on hills they always dropped back and we held our speed. The torque is amazing. The only thing I wish ours had was folding mirrors. But I was too thrifty to go with the Lariat. Amazing truck for just over $32,000. Im in the middle of a weekend test drive of a 2012 EB max tow SCRW Cab. I will sign the papers on Monday if all goes well. Heading out to test tow my TT in a minute. Looks like your trailer is nearly identical in dry and tongue weight to mine that gives me hope. Im lucky to have a brother in law who owns a car lot so I can do this. I will report back when I finish. The road that my tt is stored on has a deep vally that drops to a river then climbs sharply back up that should be a nice test as I know how my avalanche performs there. Now unloaded this truck will put a smile on anyones face the acceleration from a dead stop is amazing. Going to be hard to keep the tread on rear tires! Not sure if it has changed since 2012 (which I have) but my book says not to tow for the first 1K miles. FWIW
NiasWagn 08/18/14 05:55am Travel Trailers
RE: ford ecoboost

BTW is that your dry weight? You might find you have difference results with a trailer that heavy. The weight adds up fast. There are more than enough threads on that topic.
NiasWagn 08/13/14 11:38am Travel Trailers
RE: ford ecoboost

Agree. I have the 3.73 and towing packages. All I had to do to it was add a leaf spring. I didn't like how spongy it was. I really like the truck although I wish it had power folding mirrors. That's all I'd change on it. I hear the 2013 and up had that feature. Rats. I can't believe how well it pulls my 25RR fully loaded with full tanks, a GL1800 and a bed full of firewood. If I drive at 60 MPH I get almost 10 MPG pulling my camper.
NiasWagn 08/13/14 11:34am Travel Trailers
RE: New buddy coming soon!

I recently picked up a blue healer / ausie mix. She is still training me. Congrats on your new puppy. This mix is also known as a "Texas Heeler". We have a page on FB. Not to hijack but thanks very much. That's much easier than what I've been saying and explaining all the time. I'll have to go look that up tonight.
NiasWagn 08/12/14 05:33am RV Pet Stop
RE: New buddy coming soon!

I recently picked up a blue healer / ausie mix. She is still training me. Congrats on your new puppy.
NiasWagn 08/11/14 12:04pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Branson MO and Eureka Springs

Branson is my favorite place to "get away". There are many campground there and most I haven't stayed at. We visit Compton and Wilderness a lot one with the RV and the other when we tent camp. I hope to try new ones soon. It's just a great place to go camping and ride the bike. Eureka Springs I don't care for as much. It just hasn't grown on me much. We did camp at the Turpentine Cat Rescue once and that was fun. I would do that again just because it is such a good cause.
NiasWagn 08/06/14 06:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need moral support and help

My good friends and neighbors have had 3 weiner dogs. She spoils the******out of them. They get hand fed from a spoon (if that helps any). They adore me when I come visit. Anyway, she travels a few hundred miles to Kansas State for that back deal. Apparently they have some sort of program down there that's worth the trip and priced right. Looks like that'd be a little bit of a commute for you though. Just thought I'd mention it.
NiasWagn 08/05/14 05:59am RV Pet Stop
RE: Is Sept too late for Gacier Park

I have to disagree with previous posters. I say go on both opportunities! :D
NiasWagn 08/01/14 06:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Question on the Black Hills area of SD.

We made that trip a few years ago. We took HWY 2 (that's a unique drive) across Nebraska and then spent the night in Cody. I had to fix a flat at the KOA there. Then we drove North and eventually made it up in Yellowstone. It was a fun trip and I hope to do it again soon. It sounds like you're doing the same trip we did except backwards. I also enjoyed Cody. They have some pretty strange caves there which were easy walking. We spent about 3 or 4 days in Yellowstone and visited Grand Teton on the way up for a day. I also thought the Chief Joseph HWY was amazing (on the bike). Devils Tower was fun to see too. We stayed at Grant in Yellowstone but visited Fishing Bridge. Make sure you wave when passing through town here! :)
NiasWagn 07/30/14 11:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: attaching "stuff" to the walls

We use those little 3M hooks that pop off (or supposed to) when you pull the tab. We've had good luck with them but they are no near as nice as the hooks in the photo.
NiasWagn 07/30/14 11:29am Travel Trailers
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