16 years ago we boon docked near Why (i think) Just wondered if there still is a place near there and where can I find it. Thanks.The last time I drove by was about the same as you, it was on the left side of the why in the road a little. Haven't heard much about it in years.
Indy race, downtown Columbus to see what a real engine looks like, and some neat architecture for a small town. Me I am headed to big sky country Montana.Plan Monta later in the summer and then on to Ore.
JMO, but if you are only interested in getting to the Black Hills the fastest, in one day, you'd be better off taking I-29 to I-90. Any other route and you're looking at a super long day.But off the interstate you won't see the back of a semi door all day long. And you might see the USA in your RV for what it is build for.
I am considering purchasing a Class B, specifically something from Sportsmobile, around 23 foot. 2 questions: are you able to drive them on Parkways (NYS parkways prohibit motorhomes, for ex.) and do you have to pay extra tolls on highways?
Thanks for sharing!
Sue.I have a B+ 29 ft. do I pay the same as a A or C model or the B model?
My wife, daughter, and I will making a trip from Northern Illinois to Orlando this July. Needless to say, it's going to be HOT. I have not pulled in high heat for an extended length of time and need some insight as to what I should be doing to prep my truck/trailer. Different fluids? trailer tires? things I should check while on the road?
I tend to over prepare but I also like to know that if something negative happens, it wasn't because of negligence.
Thanks in advance.
Truck is a 2012 F250. 6.7 L Diesel with 3:55 gears. Stock tires/wheels.
Trailer: 2014 Shadow Cruiser 313 BH. ST 225/75R15-d tires on aluminum rims.Check tires, oil, water, and get going before something happens.
At an RV show this Winter my wife and I decided to purchase our first travel trailer. Not know much about tow weights we gave the dealer our truck information to have him help us get a trailer that would be pulled by my truck. After purchasing the camper and hauling it home I found out that my truck is not big enough. I am looking for suggestions on what truck and size to look at? I currently have a 07 silverado crew cab 4.8 3.25 gear ratio. The trailer is 5700 lbs 26tbss wildwood.
Thanks for the help and advice4.10 gears. end of problem
Been most places once. Will do some places over again, No cold weather, leaving hot weather behind, Starting in Phx. area, where to go for May, June, maybe July with RV, no recreational resorts. Like to stay only one to two days each place, don't care how far we go. Mostly two lanes roads. Like to look.
No need to worry. We have been loading and unloading our GL1800 Goldwing in a 2008 Raptor 3602RL for years.
But here’s what we’ve discovered. We have a garage door that has the extra flap that folds out. Stock equipment is not quite enough. When on level ground, like a level parking lot, the extra flap would just barely touch the ground (or not touch the ground at all), so the slop into the garage, would still be too high for comfortable loading and unloading (bike would bottom out at the top).
With this stock configuration, I once pop a wheelie at the top of the ramp to get the bike in!! (well, not really, but I was moving so fast, I thought I pop a wheelie).
We discovered, that if the garage ramp was open, and the extra flap was extended, and did not touch the ground on a level plane, then the Goldwing's center stand would hit at the top of the ramp.
I took a quick measurement of our Raptor 3602RL STOCK ramp system and here our numbers:
Main door ramp = 82 inches
Extra flap ramp = 36 inches
Total stock ramp = 118 inches
118 inches in not enough to load and unload a Wing, if your Voltages floor is at the same height as our Raptor’s floor.
We fixed the problem by using one of those 60 inch folding alumni motorcycle ramps, in addition to the normal garage door ramp, with the extended flap. With the extra folding aluminum motorcycle ramp, our total ramp length is now 178 inches.
178 inch ramp length is good enough for a Goldwing on any terrain :)
I’m not sure, but if your Voltage has one of the nice extend inches patios, and if it still have the extra flap that folds out to extend the length of the garage door, but I would recommend you try to get a ramp system that’s at least 14 feet.
Here’s pic of our solution. I’ve been able to load and unload the Goldwing with no problem, even at a Texas state park that had an extreme slop for RV’s (The front of the Raptor had to be set very low to get the RV level – I did unload the bike, with the truck still attached).
By the way, I always RIDE the bike into the garage – with power, and RIDE the bike out with power. I use the bikes first gear to slow it down when backing out. I discovered that using the front brake was not a good option when the slope was high, The wind is too heavy, and the front tire would simply slide down the ramp. Using the rear tire and first gear, I could control the dissent (even in the rain).Well said.
Bought the Voltage to haul my Goldwing. Haven't tried to put it in the garage yet. Anyone else got a huge bike they've driven up the ramp? Comments?You need someone to follow you up, just in case. It will be harder to come out.
All you RV boondocking solar bunnies have got the right idea and maybe the ONLY way to conserve and live without expensive utilities off the grid.
This lady tried it and Florida shut her right down. :(
Note to self for the lady......don't do national TV interviews how one CAN live off the grid. :W
I have one of those new meters on my new Florida home I just bought where I park my RV now for winter and I went back up north last month and because my meter wasn't spinning for a week they were all up and in my stuff about it.Built a LP burning toilet works great.
In my area gas is 2.90/gal whereas diesel is still in the 3.70~3.80 range. This chart does not reflect this.
Based on the economy of the area in which I live the gassers would enjoy an advantage not shown in this chart.Plus if it is gas you don't have to smell it, feel the shake, noise, and not track all the oil in on the rug.
Gas is always the best.
I drove north to Lake City about 3 years ago.
Going up to Slumgullion Pass, had to slow down due to rough cracks in the pavement.
Going down hill to Lake City, used low gear.
Mostly 20 and 25 mph turns. No problems with tight turns.
Faster traffic will have no problems passing you.
Every once in awhile I had to touch the brakes a little.
Arrived in Lake City with no hot brakes.
My rig weighs about 19,000 lbs.
Watch for a sign for some water falls on the right, going towards Slumgullion Pass.
Easy pull off on paved road. Parking just off highway.
Very short walk to falls.
Good place to stop and stretch.
PatI did that trip in 1977 with a Chev 1/2 made it than and could make it today. Stayed in the middle of town in a nice little RV Park.
How difficult is the drive from Creede to highway 50 pulling a 37' fifth wheel? I see there are at least two passes around 11,000 feet. Thanks,Did you buy that diesel to pull or to drive back and forth to work.
Somewhere in Long Island right now Irv Gordon is reading this and laughing to himself.
Mr. Gordon has a phenomenal achievement and has driven 3,000,000 (Yes, 3 Million!) miles in the same car - a shiny, red 1966 Volvo P1800. Gordon, a 74-year-old retired science teacher from Patchogue, N.Y., holds the Guinness Book of World Records recognition for most miles driven by a single owner in a non-commercial vehicle, and has driven over 3 million miles in his shiny red Volvo.
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So take that Ford! ;)The problem with the Volvo is the smell from the drivers pipe.
I would have loved to have gravel, but zoning codes don't permit it :( Went with $3000 worth of concrete. Yeah, "better", but...They let you park next to the house but only on concrete. The one who owns the ready mix must also be on the council.