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RE: First trip with 2015 Ram 2500 6.7L "UPDATE"

I traded it off. It developed some electrical gremlins. I wasn't real happy with the tow either. The mechanic at the dealer worked on it 4 days last week and as of Friday afternoon thinks that maybe the ABS sensor was the cause of according to him at least 25 codes. The new truck was invoiced before January 1 and had some good incentives that came off invoice price. I actually was able to trade for a little less than $1000 over the cost of the diesel upgrade. New truck, old inventory.
Retired andLoveIt 06/21/15 06:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: First trip with 2015 Ram 2500 6.7L "UPDATE"

I should be able to pick up my new 6.7 Tuesday or Wednesday. Won't get a chance to use it until after the 4th of July due to schedule. My first pull will include some hilly country though not mountainous. It will be a new experience for me so I appreciate the advice too.
Retired andLoveIt 06/21/15 06:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 with 6.4 Hemi

I foolishly got rid of my Ford diesel and bought the Hemi 6.4 having been advised that it would do the job. It did do the job at the expense of mileage. I'm talking in the 6 mpg range in Iowa. I knew the gasser wouldn't do as well as the diesel and was willing to live with it. At 2064 miles every warning light on the dash came on and after 4 days at the dealer the cause has not been determined. The day it happened the first time it produced at least 25 codes according to the mechanic. Only happens after the truck has reached operating temps. The good news is that I was able to trade it for a new Cummins equipped truck and amazingly didn't lose my tail. The truck was invoiced before the price increase at the beginning of 2015 and had enough incentive that I traded for not much more that the cost of the engine. Yes I was some what discouraged by the performance of the 6.4. Maybe I expected too much. It did do a lot better than the 2011 6.0 Chevy that I had.The shop should have my new truck prepped by Tuesday. I'll let you know what I think of the diesel then.
Retired andLoveIt 06/20/15 10:48pm Tow Vehicles
Maybe next week

We bought a new Crossroads Cruiser this spring. With crappy weather and numerous Dr. appointmenst we haven't been able to take it out for a shakedown. We were planning to take it out tomorrow and spend a week with our grand kids. Mailman rang the doorbell this morning so I could sign for a certified letter. Seems Crossroads has a recall on some of their recreational units. Something about the possibility of wheels falling off. Since Thor bought them out the quality has improved drastically. Thought I had a pretty nice unit. We had our previous unit for 8 years and not a problem with anything. I will take it to the dealer tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully ours is not one of the ones that has the problem and we will be able to go in a couple of days. I can only hope. w
Retired andLoveIt 06/15/15 05:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2006 crossroads cruiser 32BL

I did a Bing search and found on in Chesapeake, VA. I'm on my second Cruiser. My first one was a 30sk. We loved the layout but the fit and finish was really sub-standard. That when they were built by Crossroads. Thor bought Crossroads out a few years ago and I'm amazed how much better built they are now. I see average retail is $19,000 per NADA. I would find it hard to pay that much for a 2006 model. Don't get me wrong. We had absolutely no trouble with our first one. Fit and finish is much better on our 2016 model. Still the stupid mistakes or lack of paying attention to details that occurs in all of them. I turned on the air for the first time yesterday. It ran but didn't cool. Figured out they had put the roof ducting on 180 degrees off. Cool air blew out the return vent so there was no way to direct it to the ceiling vents. Easy enough fix. Good luck. Lay out was the reason we like Cruisers. Hope you can find one to look at.
Retired andLoveIt 06/11/15 09:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Medicare & ChampVA as supplement

I have been 100% for some time now. I carry a supplement on myself but the wife does not. Typically anything not covered by Medicare is covered by Champ VA. The only thing that we have had to pay would be a deductible for medication. I though carry a supplemental policy on myself.
Retired andLoveIt 06/01/15 02:01pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues

This may be of interest to Vietnam Veterans. Area business along with Winnebago will be sponsoring this get together in August. Winnebago has made their rally campgrounds available for participants for two days of the rally. Many interesting activities along with the appearance of the Traveling Vietnam Wall. I will be volunteering for at least 4 days as will our chapter of VVA. We will be hosting a pancake feed on August 30th.
Retired andLoveIt 06/01/15 06:46am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: RV on anniversaries?

It was 43 years for us on April 14. We didn't do anything. DW wants to do a trip down the east coast. I don't know where to start the planning nor am I sure I want to drag the 5th wheel that far. I wouldn't mind just taking off and playing by ear and just go to where ever it looks interesting. We are retired and can afford a month on the road. I love Hawaii but it probably hasn't changed that much since our 35th when we renewed our wedding vows on a beach there. I like cruises too as long as I don't have to spend more than a couple of days at sea at a time. It'sher call. I'll do about anything she wants.
Retired andLoveIt 05/06/15 10:46am General RVing Issues
RE: One year update on my 6.4L Hemi

I just traded my F250 diesel for a 6.4 Ram. Haven,t installed the hitch yet so I don't know how it will tow. I'm confident that it will do well. I didn't put enough miles on the diesel to justify keeping it. Just turned 500 miles on it today. I was also running into problem keeping the DEF fresh. It crystallized on me last fall. It is loaded with sod right now but hope to get that down tomorrow and the hitch in Wednesday.
Retired andLoveIt 05/04/15 09:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lawn vine

I've had good results using Dicamba on creeping charlie or field ivy. Dicamba is a ingredient found in weed be gone, trimec and other broadleaf herbicides. The secret is to get it sick and keep it sick with timely applications of the herbicide containing Dicamba. When I was with Iowa State University there was talk of using Borax but I never saw documented research to back that theory up.
Retired andLoveIt 05/04/15 09:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: Bald Eagles

Decorah, Ia webcam They moved the nest a couple of years ago. An eagle was killed last year when it flew into a power line. Lots of eagles in Decorah and further east along the Mississippi River.
Retired andLoveIt 04/20/15 06:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: Food at Potlucks- Am I the only one?

I think some of the commenters may be missing an important point. All those who wrote about surviving without seat belts, helmets, washed hands, drinking out of hoses, etc. are all survivors. By definition, survivors get to write forum comments -- Non-survivors don't. Yes, you survived those risks, but there are still some risks associated with those behaviors. That's why we've changed as society. Granted, it's very debatable and I'd suggest that we have gone too far in terms of precautions (taking off our shoes at the airport, for example) but that doesn't mean that there is no risk. We need to hear from all the people who died from eating at the pot luck. Where are those people? Come on folks. If you ate at a potluck and died, we'd like to hear from you. I'll wait. (Hears sound of crickets) I guess it's safe then. ;-) The last time I ate at a potluck I got so sick that I was wishing I would die. First potluck of the season at our park in Texas two years ago. All it takes is a mouth full of something bad to make you sick. No Thanks. I haven't attended another. I don't eat out much either.
Retired andLoveIt 12/26/14 07:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: For those that resist giving up their flip phone...

Wife talked me into getting a i phone. I'm at the point of buying out of my contract and selling the i phones for what I can get out of them. I just don't get my money worth. I don't do anything with a i phone that I couldn't do with a trac phone. I guess I don't think that I need to be that connected.
Retired andLoveIt 12/06/14 09:42am Technology Corner
RE: Making a Doctor Appt. at the VA

I also am rated at 100%. I maintain a medicare supplement. I do use the VA for some things like hearing aids, eyeglasses, yearly physicals and prescriptions. I do use the VA for primary medical care. When I do need more I request that I be sent to public Drs. and hospitals for care. I feel this opens the system a little for those that really need the assistance and maybe can't afford it. I can.
Retired andLoveIt 12/06/14 08:55am Around the Campfire
RE: Happy Thanksgiving to Veterans

Forty seven years ago this week I was at Duc Pho, Vietnam. Our job was combat salvage and we were trying to get a stranded LST off the beach. Had her off by December 1St. Towed her to Danang to patch her up a little before towing her to Subic Bay. We did get a Thanksgiving meal tough we ate in shifts.
Retired andLoveIt 11/27/14 03:16pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Ford announces 2015 F150 Harley Davidson edition

Everyone does realize that there is no 2015 Harley Edition f150 right. Even if there was I'm sure it would not have the 2.7. Probably have the 6.2 in it if they did it. Every Harley owner should have at least one vehicle that will go fast.
Retired andLoveIt 11/26/14 11:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cherokee NC & Smokey Mtns Adventure (Pics)

We were in Cherokee the 21st or 22nd of October. We watched the elk behind the visitor center for quite some time. Lots of deer and Momma bear and triplets. Traffic was horrendous that week.
Retired andLoveIt 11/15/14 03:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Weather is saying get going!

I've wanted to head south mid to late October for 5 years. The wife told me last week we would negotiate when we leave. She told a relative today that we would be heading south mid-October next year. I guess we won't have to negotiate now.
Retired andLoveIt 11/13/14 09:15pm Snowbirds
RE: Woman’s Sign Brings Garth Brooks Concert to a Halt

She was born and raised in my little town of 6500 people. When she was younger she was a waitress in a local restaurant. She moved to Osage Iowa after she married. I've never actually met her.
Retired andLoveIt 11/13/14 09:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Veterans Day.

I went to a Veterans program at the high school today wearing my uniform. One of the teachers sat me down with several students to share my experiences and tell them why it was important to do what I did. They were curious. I'll bet a vet would be able to spend hours answering questions.
Retired andLoveIt 11/11/14 07:09pm Around the Campfire
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