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RE: Need help with dad's purchase

I'm not so worried about the weight in the bed of the truck, it's how he's going to be loading/unloading a 600lb motorcycle out of his truck. He's 69 not 29. Here is what we did to load and unload two heavy Harley Davidson's. We purchased a good set of foldable aluminum ramps. Similar to these: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Werner-Aluminum-Folding-Arched-Ramp-R522/203247335#specifications Mount a winch in the center of the truck bed on top of the bed rail. Winch the bike in and out. Bike in neutral and not running. If he is going to be loading alone he will need to straddle the bike as it goes up the ramp so get a remote operated winch control. We found it loaded and unloaded the bikes, at our desired speed, with total control. Both in and out. At first we tried riding the bikes up and down but the winch is SO MUCH easier and safer. I really like this idea. I might have him sold on a toy hauler, but this sounds like a great idea. Thanks for the ideas!
davisenvy 07/25/15 09:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need help with dad's purchase

I'm not so worried about the weight in the bed of the truck, it's how he's going to be loading/unloading a 600lb motorcycle out of his truck. He's 69 not 29.
davisenvy 07/24/15 07:21pm Travel Trailers
Need help with dad's purchase

My dad is looking to purchase a camper. He has a 2010 F250 powerstroke for a TV. His goal is to haul a BMW 1200K series and a dirtbike while traveling. He is 69 yrs old and about to retire. He thinks he's going to put the two motorcycles in the bed of his truck while towing an airstream TT. I think that is just an accident waiting to happen. I'm trying to talk him out of the idea and get him into a toy hauler of somekind. He thinks toy haulers aren't that nice and he won't consider one. I need help with finding either a nice FW or TT toy hauler that weighs in the 8000lb area, or an easy way for him to get his bikes into the bed other than a simple ramp. Please help.
davisenvy 07/24/15 06:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Who tows FW with a lifted truck

I was looking at a 6" suspension lift with 35" tires. I have 33' now with the truck leveled. I'm just looking to "play" with my truck a little. I'm not completely sold on the lift idea, just kicking the idea around. I understand the lift is for looks only and as far as towing goes it's pretty much a negative all around. My truck does sit quite low compared to Dodge and Ford. I was thinking since a FW worked with the Dodge/Ford trucks, it wouldn't be that much of a deal to lift mine. Like I said, I'm just kicking the idea around. Thanks for the responses so far.
davisenvy 07/07/15 02:03pm Fifth-Wheels
Who tows FW with a lifted truck

I have a 2006 Duramax CC 4X4 and am thinking about puting a 6in lift on my truck. I currently have a TT, but might want to get a FW the next time around. Those of you that DO tow with a lifted truck do you run into any issues?
davisenvy 07/07/15 10:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Those with dogs

Major Dad, you sound like my kind of guy. I wish more were like you. No sarcasm intended. Too many selfish people.
davisenvy 06/22/15 12:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Those with dogs

Who is the "you", you are referring to. If YOUR dog poops on my step there is no stereotype, it is a fact. Maybe I should point the finger at myself and lay news paper all over my campsite with a moist towelette so I won't offend anyone. Maybe I should use kleenex instead to avoid paper cuts. Not sure I'm picking up what you're laying down Major.
davisenvy 06/22/15 11:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Those with dogs

I do not playy outside speakers in fear of offending someone. I have 3 kids and there's no screaming or hollering across the campground/resort. We are close neighbors so respect is important. The offenders were gone the next morning, so I didn't notify the front desk.....until the new neighbors dog came over and was steeling food of our table while we were eating. I picked the dog up to return it and was met with "don't touch my dog". It was a cute dog, but it wasn't mine. I'm tired of being the bad guy if I don't let people have what they want from me. Remember Robert Frosts Mending Wall. Good fences make good neighbors.
davisenvy 06/22/15 07:21am Travel Trailers
Those with dogs

Those that camp with dogs that allow them to pee/poo behind my camp site and bark at 6am. Please forgive me if I relieve myself behind your campsite and blair my music all night. $100/night doesn't weed out the inconsiderate ones evidently. Sorry for the rant. I try hard to respect others, especially while camping.:(
davisenvy 06/21/15 06:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Electric Water Heater Conversion Kit

Thanks for the input. I just ordered the Camco brand off of Amazon. It says it comes with a 15ft cord, so that gives me plenty of options.
davisenvy 06/10/15 01:30pm Travel Trailers
Electric Water Heater Conversion Kit

My TT only has a propane water heater and no electric. I have seen kits that allow the water to be heated with electricity. Hott Rod Water Heater is one I found on Camping Worlds website. Are these worth the effort? Also, it seems that I have to have a plug near by to plug into. Will this cause a problem with tripping breakers?
davisenvy 06/10/15 09:42am Travel Trailers
RE: External fuel tank mounted in bed - thoughts??

If at all possible, can some of you with aux fuel tanks post what you paid, where you got it and maybe some pics of your set up. Northern Tool is the best deal I can seem to find.
davisenvy 03/12/15 05:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Removable Diesel Aux Fuel Tank

Transflo looks like a great idea, but the $1000 difference is a deal breaker for me. Besides, I only need it a half dozen times a year or so. Thanks for the input though.
davisenvy 03/08/15 04:25pm Tow Vehicles
Removable Diesel Aux Fuel Tank

I would like to put in a removable aux fuel tank in my 06 Duramax. The 26g tank on the truck just isn't enough. I came across this and would like your thoughts. http://www.turbodieselregister.com/threads/247797-Aux-fuel-tank-install Maybe someone else is better at posting links and can make this easier to use. I don't want to break any laws and definitely don't want to be a danger to myself or others. I would like around 10-20g tank. Is it OK for this guy to use a Marine tank? Are they DOT legal?
davisenvy 03/08/15 06:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: StarCraft Autumn Ridge to Launch Please explain.

I finally called StarCraft and got the info. The Autumn Ridge 278Bh has a box that is 25ft 2in long and the Launch 26BHS has a box length of 26ft 7in. This goes along with what some of you are saying. The Number on the side is nothing more than, well, a number.
davisenvy 03/02/15 10:54am Travel Trailers
RE: StarCraft Autumn Ridge to Launch Please explain.

So basically my Launch 26BHS is bigger than my previous Autumn Ridge 278BH. I saw the overall length before purchasing, but thought the tongue on the Launch might have been a little longer or something. Not disappointed at all, just trying to make sense of the numbers.
davisenvy 03/02/15 07:30am Travel Trailers
RE: StarCraft Autumn Ridge to Launch Please explain.

Mike Up, We liked the 26BHS for several reasons. The slide was a definite plus, along with the front kitchen with extra counter top space, fiberglass outside(really didn't like the metal outside of our Autumn Ridge), nicer wheels, etc. We really liked the Autumn Ridge, but I liked this one better. The Launch is a few inches shorter, but I do seem to get better gas mileage when towing.
davisenvy 03/02/15 03:27am Travel Trailers
RE: StarCraft Autumn Ridge to Launch Please explain.

I am actually talking about the length of the actual box of the TT, not the entire length. Short version of the question above; is the 2013 Autumn Ridge 278Bh actually 27 feet 8 inches long?
davisenvy 03/01/15 06:11pm Travel Trailers
StarCraft Autumn Ridge to Launch Please explain.

We recently traded our 2013 StarCraft Autumn Ridge 278BH for a StarCraft Launch 26BHS. When I picked up the Launch it looked longer than my Autumn Ridge. When I measured it it was 26ft, so I thought it was just the different design, fiberglass outside and such that made it look longer. When I got home and put the cover from my Autumn Ridge on my Launch, it wouldn't fit. The cover was too short. The StarCraft website says the Autumn Ridge is 29'4" overall and the Launch was 30"8". I didn't have the opportunity to measure the Autumn Ridge, but can someone tell me the actual box length of the Autumn Ridge 278BH? Obviously its shorter, but I just want some numbers please.
davisenvy 03/01/15 12:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: After market exhaust brakes

You can also have tuning company install the ability to use your turbo as a brake. I used DuramaxTuner. It was $400 and I have an on and off switch. My truck is a 2006. Best $400 ever spent.
davisenvy 02/25/15 04:26am Tow Vehicles
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