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1/2 ton towable 5th wheel...Ha!

I have a 1/2 ton towable rth wheel, but pull it with a 2500 ram, Hemi. I would love to downsize to a half-ton truck for the improved ride, lower height and cheaper cost since my present truck has a lot of miles on it. After looking at the gvwr of the half-tons, it appears that there wouldn't be enough left over for a cup and that cup better be made out of paper. Most half-tons only carry around 1800 in the bed. Once you add the weight of a 5th wh hitch, your wife, dog, gas and whatever else you might want to carry in your truck, (wife and you estimate of 250 lbs) you already up to around 500 lbs. Now add the hitch weight of your supposedly 1/2 ton towable, 1350 for my cougar, and you're already over the 1800. Anything you carry in the underneath storage up front adds to hitch weight and so does anything in the wardrobe and under the bed storage. Am I seeing this wrong or maybe I should stick with a 2500.
Road Phantom 12/02/16 12:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Possible snowbird next year.

Most folks go straight down from their homes, including Canadians. Northeasterners go to Fl, Northwesterners head to Arizona and California while midwesterners usually head to Texas. That's not to say that some RVer's Don't crisscross to farther destinations. Since you are looking to go home for Christmas, the shortest distance would be Texas; San Antonio, Corpus Christi or anywhere along the Gulf. Campgrounds are far cheaper and half the price of Fl. Good luck.
Road Phantom 12/02/16 11:23am Snowbirds
hail ruined my roof

My 5th wheel got hit with hail in El Paso. I'm getting it redone, thanks to Geico. The RV shop wants to replace it with a PVC skin, claiming that it's better than the original rubber roof. Anyone know if this is true? I'll pay extra if it is.
Road Phantom 12/02/16 11:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Port Aransas Texas...where to stay?

Winter Texans fill up the spaces for the winter. However, there are a lot of CG between Rockport and Corpus Cristi that are near the beaches. You may get lucky.
Road Phantom 11/20/16 02:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Possible Auto Ins. Claim to Fix Bed After 5'ver Drop !

I forgot to chock my wheels. When I dissingaged the hitch, the trailer rolled backwards. My closed tailgate was the only thing that stopped it. Luckily, there was no damage to the rails, but my tailgate had to be fixed. I didn't make a claim on it.
Road Phantom 11/20/16 02:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Salesperson Switcharoo!

Regarding inspections, we didn't take the time to inspect our then new Funfinder TT which we purchased 700 miles from our home. I noticed during a long trip to Texas months later that there was water on the floor next to the shower. Thinking it was over-spill, I dismissed it. Later on, after seeing the same thing following more showers, I opened the plastic door that leads to the drain and found that it wasn't even connected. There was not enough room to connect the upper pipe to the lower pipe due to the sub floor being in the way. I had to cut back the plywood in order to connect the pipes. Another issue was the booth table. It came unglued from the base. The staples were extremely small and didn't hold. I was still in Texas at the time and had to fix it myself. I used Gorilla glue generously and that did the trick. Next trailer I purchase, I plan to stay in a campground nearby for at least a week.
Road Phantom 11/20/16 01:57pm General RVing Issues
Is nuevo progresso still safe?

We will be staying in Port Isabel, tx this winter and plan to go to Nuevo Progress. We haven't heard or read any updates as to the Cartel problem on the other side and would like to hear from others who have recently gone there.
Road Phantom 11/14/16 12:42pm Snowbirds
Do RV tires deteriorate when sitting on dealer lots.

I bought a four year old used 5th wheel and had a blowout on my first run. Suspecting that it might be lot rot in the tires, I changed the whole set even though the treads looked new on them. The entire tread on the blowout tire separated from the sidewall and took out the trailer fender. It's my belief that when an RV is sitting in a lot for a year or more in one spot, all that weight on one small portion of the tires undermines the inner core. Watchatink?
Road Phantom 10/22/16 11:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Curt 5th wheel adapter

I have a Champion adapter on mine and would buy it again. It clamps onto the ball itself. I love the way the jaws lock on. Very easy to hook up.
Road Phantom 10/22/16 11:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hate seeing sewer hose being cleaned on site

That's the greenest grass in the CG.
Road Phantom 10/22/16 11:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: scranton pa to el paso, tx

I am looking into the suggested routes and they look very promising. Thanks for the help.
Road Phantom 09/03/16 11:28pm Roads and Routes
RE: scranton pa to el paso, tx

Great responses here. Thanks. I will definitely reconsider the secondary roads.
Road Phantom 09/03/16 12:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: scranton pa to el paso, tx

We realize Interstates are viable and necessary at times, but we would like to find some alternate scenic routes in West Virginia and Kentucky that we can include in our trip. Thanks.
Road Phantom 09/02/16 08:55am Roads and Routes
scranton pa to el paso, tx

We thought we would go a different way to Texas this October. We need a route through West Virginia and Kentucky that needn't include the interstates and that is scenic and safe.
Road Phantom 09/02/16 12:21am Roads and Routes
Algodones, Mx dentist

We'll be staying in Yuma, AZ for the winter because we need extensive dental work. We would like a recommendation for a dentist for new dentures. We were quoted $50,000 where we live and don't have that kind of money available.
Road Phantom 08/12/16 01:20pm Snowbirds
RE: Screen rooms

We bought a carefree screen room that connects to our awning. It works great except for heavy winds. When wind speed gets up 25 mph we have to take the screen down, which is a hassle. Staking them down in sandy soil is a bit unstable.
Road Phantom 08/12/16 01:14pm Snowbirds
el paso

Anyone stay in El paso for the winter. We know it gets a little chilly in the dead of winter, but there's no humidity to speak of and few mosquitoes. We stayed in Port Isabel last winter and between the high winds, humidity and rain, we're opting for the desert this time. We tried Florida and the bug situation is worse than south Texas. The ocean is nice, but we don't need to be near it for the entire winter.
Road Phantom 06/27/16 11:50pm Snowbirds
mini-split a/c

Has anyone installed a MINI-SPLIT INVERTER AIR CONDITIONER/heat pump in their RV yet? They seem way more efficient (cheaper to run) than conventional a/c units, especially for a full timer. They are a lot more quieter and can be controlled by a remote.
Road Phantom 06/14/16 01:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Why do Cameos sit on the dealer's lots for so long?

I traded in a 2006 Holiday Rambler back in 2011 and the trailer was still on the lot until early this year.
Road Phantom 05/09/16 09:59pm Fifth-Wheels
utah national parks

I remember back in the 90's dry camping in the pullouts in the National parks in Utah. I never had a problem for quick overnights between sights like Bryce and Arches. Has anyone done this lately?
Road Phantom 04/10/16 01:21pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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