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cheap seats for Durango

We're retired and will be on a road trip in September. From Pennsylvania we are going to Yellowstone, flaming gorge and hopefully Durango, Co., before ending in Sante Fe. Because of our restricted budget we would like a two day layover so we can walk through town and take a ride on the Silverton Railroad. The CG run around 50 a night. Is there any other alternative, County, State or other?
Road Phantom 06/22/17 11:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
flipping my axles for more height

Presently, my cougar lite sits lower at the rear than the front when hitched to my Ram 2500 and I'm concerned for the uneven wear of tires and brakes. Our kitchen is at the rear of the trailer, so I'm also concerned about uneven distribution of weight. I'm considering flipping the axles to raise the height of the rear of the trailer about 4 inches. Is there any safety concerns and am I sacrificing ride quality if I do this?
Road Phantom 06/18/17 07:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trip Mapping

I google: first address (to) second address and I get a map with directions. I find it necessary to place the word (to) in between the addresses to get the map.
Road Phantom 06/16/17 02:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Completely stuck pop outs

I seen this happen when there was a lot of rust on the metal arms. AFter applying lubrication, it finally moved manually.
Road Phantom 06/16/17 02:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Worried about "break ins"

An alarm system in such a remote area is useless. By the time the cops get there, the thieves own your stuff. A lot of these thieves are repeat offenders. Cameras with an app for your phone or internet connection to your lap top would be useful for capturing them. They might be kids from the neighborhood or like you said some dopers. Once caught, they would be smart to stay away from your house. Keep valuables well hidden and out of sight. Most thieves want to get in and right out.
Road Phantom 06/12/17 11:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Adapter sleeve for 2 1/2 receiver

I got one at Walmart much cheaper than everywhere else and it's just as heavy.
Road Phantom 06/11/17 11:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Downsized

I had a 37 fter with four slideouts. I ended up leaving it parked in Tex for the winters. After a few years I missed the variety of moving around, so I traded it for a 3o ft 5th wheel with a rear kitchen and we love it. It has plenty of room and we can now go to Nat Parks, State and county as well as boondock. We also stay a month or two in a few of our favorite places. Another plus is that we didn't need the big dually. We pull with a 2500, Hemi with power to spare.
Road Phantom 06/11/17 09:15am General RVing Issues
RE: 2016 Ram 2500 with 6.4 hemi and 4.1 towing 12K

3.73 Big Horn. It pulls through the Western States with ease.
Road Phantom 06/08/17 11:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Ram 2500 with 6.4 hemi and 4.1 towing 12K

3.73 Big Horn. It pulls up the Colorado mountains with ease.
Road Phantom 06/08/17 11:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Ram 2500 with 6.4 hemi and 4.1 towing 12K

The 6.4 was built for durability. I would consider one for my next truck.
Road Phantom 06/08/17 11:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Ram 2500 with 6.4 hemi and 4.1 towing 12K

Thanks for the insight into the 6.4. I only tow an 8500 lb loaded 5th wheel with a 2500 hemi 5.7 and it does very well. My only worry is longevity and how this engine will hold up to between 10-15,000 towing mileage annually. I would consider the 6.4 for my next truck for that reason--durability.
Road Phantom 06/08/17 10:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Required diesel additive for all new trucks

Gmcsmoke, most of us here on the forum join to learn more about the RV lifestyle, not to be criticized for what we don't now. Not everyone is familiar with diesel trucks just because you are. It's not a matter of living under a rock, but ducking the rocks thrown your way. A day will come when you won't know the answer to something and we will find you here asking that question.
Road Phantom 06/04/17 03:58pm Tow Vehicles
Required diesel additive for all new trucks

I heard all new diesel engines require some kind of additive and that the manufacturers have to include some sort of gizmo that sprays it into the cylinders for compliance with the EPA. I'd like to know a little more about this slight inconvenience and whether or not its true. Thanks.
Road Phantom 06/04/17 11:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Need help picking our next unit!

Sorry, but there is no such animal in the RV industry. Quality control is at the mercy of who is watching the factory help, follow up with the completed RV and the weekend hangover. Unlike the Auto industry, RV's are pumped out of the plants at a hurried pace to get them to the dealers. I bought a brand new trailer that the shower drain was never connected and with a bent axle. Did the transporter go over a high curb and not tell anyone? Just listen to the many post of cracked frames, slide-outs that don't work and poor finishes on brand new units. I personalty entered a new 5th wheel on a sellers lot that had the inside ceiling coming down??? On the other hand, there are companies that do things a little better: Lets start with Airstream and then move on to Teton, Carriage, and Double Tree. If your buying brand new, I don't believe these companies (besides Airstream) are still in existence. But they were well made.
Road Phantom 06/04/17 11:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting new 5th wheel Lots of questions!

Never used them in over forty years of Rving.
Road Phantom 06/04/17 11:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can you go full timing with a Keystone Cougar

We full-time in the winter with a 1/2 ton towable Cougar that we pull with a 2500 Ram. It absolutely is possible. Ours is a 30 ft rear kitchen and very comfortable. I like that it fits into most any campground, State and Federal as well as boon docking and conventional private campgrounds. Our Cougar has held up well for three years and we plan to keep it for another three or four years. After that, we would probably get a newer cougar. Over the years we've had a Holiday Rambler, Jayco, Wilderness, Funfinder, Arctic Fox and our present Cougar. The 97 Jayco and 2006 Alumascape and our Cougar were the best 5th wheels so far. The Funfinder (a travel trailer) was the worse.
Road Phantom 06/04/17 11:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth wheel question

Bare in mind that quality in the RV industry usually means heavy. Other than weight, things can still go wrong with the highest end 5th wheels since compared to the auto industry with robotics and quality control to stay competitive, the RV companies seem to be more interested in getting the product out the door as quickly as possible. However, there are a few top remaining companies out there. Double Tree was a great full time rig. I understand they are no longer in business, but many of their near new units are out there on the lots. Carriage is also a good quality rig. The better built they are of course the more you will pay.
Road Phantom 05/29/17 04:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: do you own a 3500 reg cab ram dually

One 14lb dachshund and a skinny wife
Road Phantom 05/28/17 08:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: do you own a 3500 reg cab ram dually

Thanks for the opinions. As I mentioned, my driveway is short and it would be easier to park a reg long bed in town. When my 5th wh pulling days are over, I might then get a TC for the dually, but that's on the back burner for now. I think a lot of responders are wrong in thinking there's no market for the reg cab. Commercial use is popular for the reg cab. I was hoping someone out there on the forum had a newer (post 2014) that could give me personal insight.
Road Phantom 05/27/17 07:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: do you own a 3500 reg cab ram dually

This reg cab 3500 configuration is rare on the sellers lots. I've had crew cab duallies (4) in the past and they all rode fine. It's a reg cab that I'm trying to get the opinion on. Thanks.
Road Phantom 05/27/17 12:22pm Tow Vehicles
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