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RE: air bags

I am not sure which wireless product you are going with but you may want to know that on some campers its necessary to have different pressures in the two bags to assist in leveling. Rick
Oldtymeflyr 01/22/16 02:22pm Truck Campers
RE: nc outer banks campgrounds

We have stayed at both Oregon Inlet and Ocracoke National Park Campgrounds, both are good. No hookups, clean, with toilets and showers. These campgrounds are in good locations, close to the ocean and interesting sites.
Oldtymeflyr 01/21/16 02:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Second day of hanging out at Deception Pass State Park

I enjoyed it. Also, I took a look at your Pizza Video, that was fun too. Thanks. Rick
Oldtymeflyr 01/08/16 09:58am Truck Campers
RE: First time traveling through Colorado and freezing temps

We run with the furnace on in the winter. Set on low we have no trouble with anything freezing. Your rig may be different. I carry chains, but dislike putting them on, besides, you are still a target for every other vehicle on the road. The other issue is that the wind will cut visibility down to nothing, even with the defroster on high, ice everywhere, its a fight to see. Storms usually last a day or so, the plows will be working as soon as they can and you can move the next day, without a lot of problems. I have learned not to launch when the weather is bad, and to get out of the way when things are going bad, its just a personal thing. Have a contingency plan and use it sooner rather than later. Have a good trip. Rick
Oldtymeflyr 01/03/16 03:19pm Beginning RVing
RE: Yellowstone - Will we get turned away at 44'?

Call up Yellowstone reservations. Try to make a reservation. We used to go there every year and my wife would have to negotiate to get a bumper pull 23 footer into a campground. For most forest service/state campgrounds in mountain west, 44 ft is just too big. On the interstates you will be okay, get off onto the mountain roads, such as both the eastern access to YNP out of Cody or the south route out of the Tetons you will be facing narrow twisty roads with lots of traffic and often no shoulder/no guardrail. They do enforce the rules YNP. I saw the rangers walk out a the guy who needed to run a generator during no generator hours to operate his breathing machine, he was gone! Good luck.
Oldtymeflyr 01/02/16 10:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Garage ceiling clearance

Maybe just add another door.
Oldtymeflyr 01/01/16 01:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Using the Roof Rack

We have a large Thule box and have hauled everything from boats to 6 foot long fuel tanks, wood, whatever. Good luck. Rick
Oldtymeflyr 12/28/15 12:39pm Truck Campers
RE: twice smoked Christmas ham

Dave: I have been admiring your work with food for quite some time. What kind of smoker(s) do you use? Rick
Oldtymeflyr 12/26/15 07:15am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Chevy IFS front bump stop aftermarket

I replaced mine last year but after reading multiple forums it seemed the factory yellow progressive stops (aka jounce bumpers) were the favorites among users. I'm not sure if the 3500 uses the same jounce as the 2500 but the GM PN is 15835667. They can be found for about $20 each if you shop around. I went with these as well. I like them. Rick
Oldtymeflyr 11/23/15 07:46am Truck Campers
RE: TC Oven use - baking bread

Some one once said, do not believe everything you see on the www, GMB!!! ICNR!!!!! I know, hands up against the wall and spread them wide, your going to INJ!!!!
Oldtymeflyr 11/19/15 07:36pm Truck Campers
RE: BLM access about to be lost

The people who violate the law really don't care if they get a hefty ticket, so what, they just move on don't appear in court, don't have the money to pay anyway, the rangers most times just try to get compliance of some sort. I have always looked at forest service and BLM access as something for my tax dollars. At a campground I don't have a lot of problem with paying the fee. Now we cannot stop at a vacant site in a campground for lunch, if its "managed" you have to pay. In most respects its "their" land not our lands.
Oldtymeflyr 11/03/15 07:03am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: camping around Denver Colorado

The City of Golden has a campground right downtown Golden, which is a good place to be. There is lots of action in Golden, especially on the weekends. Its an easy trip to about anywhere in the area. If you want to walk around downtown at night Golden is the good safe place to do it. There is a light rail line about a mile east to get to get around the metro area if you want to use it--I would definitely recommend using it at least once. For the mountains Golden has good access north, south and west. The first Saturday of the summer months there is a car show from downtown Golden to about a mile east, its informal and there are all kinds of cars there. Have a good trip.
Oldtymeflyr 11/02/15 07:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: BLM access about to be lost

This (river site) is a lousy site for a pay to play fed fee site. Its just too small. I know that there is nothing free from the government, but maybe just maybe we can keep the convenience of this site without additional expense. I appreciate what allegro34 is trying to do. Thanks. Rick
Oldtymeflyr 11/01/15 05:12pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Stableload alternative

HJGyswyt--- Looks very good. Thanks for the tip, a good one. Rick
Oldtymeflyr 11/01/15 04:05pm Truck Campers
RE: BLM access about to be lost

Can you give me some coordinates for this site. I like a place where we can slip into for the night then move one. Also, I find that when campground is formalized it gets closed the second week in September and opens the last week in May. We like to camp the entire year and closed formalized CG do not facilitate that. Thanks.
Oldtymeflyr 10/29/15 12:51pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: How are you running down batteries so quickly?

In the summer we use maybe 10 amps a day. In the winter our usage easily doubles with the furnace. The LED lights use very little power and have made a big difference in reducing our power consumption. We have two 6 volt golf cart batteries and 180 watts of solar. We have never been on the edge of not having enough power, even when back east in the winter with very cloudy days.
Oldtymeflyr 10/27/15 08:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Can I improve my gas mileage?

The 8.1 is very different from prior BBC. The block is different, the pistons are much different and the heads are not interchangeable. We have had two with a diesel in between, they each have their pluses and minuses. The 8.1 is a very good, well designed engine from the factory, as good a towing engine as ever produced. It takes a lot of money to really improve its performance. There is a company called Ralar that has speed equipment for the 8.1, bring big money, and frankly all the speed parts in the world will not improve mileage on this engine, spend the money on a diesel. Mileage, At 65 mph we get just about 8 mpg pulling a 8,000# car hauler with the camper loaded to about 4,000#. With just the camper at 65 mph, we will get somewhere around 11-12 mpg. Slow down is what I have found works the best, if you can keep it at 55 you will see 12 mpg+ maybe even with the Jeep. If you remember the 454, we had several of them, I saw down to 4-5 mpg in the "old" days with a strong 454, which was not nearly as good as the 8.1 performance wise. Maybe time for some BG44K, to keep the valves and injectors clean. I use it at least once a year, more like twice, it really works. Use synthetic oil, there are a lot of big parts in this engine and the synthetic oil helps. Check the plugs, you can try AC Delco 41-932 plugs which are (for the most part) no longer available, you may find them on ebay. There may be a newer plug that is slightly warmer that may help. A 180 degree thermostat may help. There really is not a lot you can do, it does not need a more open exhaust, it has plenty of exhaust capacity and the heads flow great. Get a tune at a good tune shop, their are plenty in Denver, I and many of my friends have used Lou's cars. Lou has not worked on the 8.1. I have a 45 gallon Transfer Flow replacement tank that really helps. I generally have a 350-400 mile safe range, depending on load, with about 50+ reserve. With a 26 gallon tank we were always stopping for fuel, our range is now about double. Transfer flow no longer makes the gas version of their replacement tank. You may be able to find one on the salvage market. With a gas engine your are paying for gas. With a diesel you are paying for the engine and the potential repairs, and more maintenance then a gas motor. I have come to the conclusion that for us gas is better, it does not have the power, it does not have the fuel economy, but it does have a different type of economy and its very quiet and smooth. Either way it takes $$$$ to go down the road. Make your choice and pay your money! Good Luck.
Oldtymeflyr 10/27/15 08:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone utilizing space forward of the wheel wells?

Ours is hard to access. I keep tire chains in the winter and a logging chain year around. Otherwise its seldom used.
Oldtymeflyr 10/27/15 06:50am Truck Campers
RE: Avoiding winterizing

We have come to the conclusion that it is usually best to just winterize with RV anti-freeze. If its a week between trips, we may run an electric heater in conjunction with the camper furnace because of the basement tanks or the camper may go in a heated garage, again the vast majority of time we winterize. It takes maybe 1/2 hour to winterize and its done, the camper is safe and it doesn't require an electric heater.
Oldtymeflyr 10/26/15 03:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Map of USA

You are going to get popular in a hurry. Thanks, this appears to be very good. Rick
Oldtymeflyr 10/19/15 06:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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