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RE: 07 Silverado

Had an 05 with the same drive train but 4 spd tranny and 4X4 and towed the same TT I do now. It's about 5K ready to go scale weight with a little water. Towed it over the Rockies aeveral times without a problem. You have a 6 speed trans like my 2011 (I think) which is even better for towing. You should be able to tow a light TT in the 20-27 ft range without problems.
rbtglove 04/23/14 02:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dish for my RV

Guess I'm missing something - If you have the Tailgator and have dish in your home you can get another 211K for about $50 on amazon pay another $7 bucks a month month and use it whenever you want. We don't even have them turn it off by the month.
rbtglove 04/22/14 03:12pm Technology Corner
RE: firewood - emerald ash borer

The emeral ash bore will probably kill off the ash polulation, if memory serves there are several varieties of ash and all are infected by the EAB. The ash will probably end up like the American Chestnut and be vitually extinct in a few generations. The EAB is the larva state of the Emeral Ash Beattle which can fly. Moving the wood just speeds up the process and should be avoided but the end result probably will be the same just faster. From what we found out treating the trees which must be done every couple years saves about30-40% if effective must be done early and and even then eventually you'll probably lose the tree anyhow. Waiting just increase the cost of removal since dead ones realy need a lift to take out safely. Anyhow most of the people in our neihbohood have lots of fireplace wood now even if we can't take it camping.
rbtglove 04/22/14 03:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can anyone here give me

Don't know about "TT for Dummies" but there is a book called "RV Vacations for Dunmies.. This forum is a good place for a sanity check for you. Also http://rvhowto.blogspot.com/ has some good info. RVs are not, in my opinion, are not for people a good fit for people who not very handy rigging and fixing but if you can learn it if you want. My opinion on your TV TT combination is that it should work if have a good hitch and go easy on the extra gear. Also all listed weights will be below the actual. Only real weight is one done on ready to go.
rbtglove 04/21/14 02:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: The Hopper from Dish?????

same here
rbtglove 04/08/14 07:47am Technology Corner
RE: Satellite

Have used a tailgator for two seasons going on three and have found it much easier than the old tripod system. Also use it ast our cabin in the summer when the roof dish gets nothing from the trees blocking the signal, same location the bungied to the dish the tailgator gets reception. There have been only a couple of times camping when the trees to the south block reception completely. It takes a little time to get set up but I generally get the DW to do it.
rbtglove 04/08/14 07:44am Technology Corner
RE: Campgrounds around Portland

Ainsworth State Park is near Troutdale about 30-40 minutes from downtown Portland and is a great location just off 84 in the Columbia Gorge near several Falls and Crown Point. Very scenic and does have full service. No reservations so need to get there mid day.
rbtglove 04/07/14 07:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Golf Carts

I have the kind that fold in two, think I got them at tractor supply. I try to fine a curb to or a higher place to load/off load.
rbtglove 04/01/14 07:58am Travel Trailers
RE: wholesaler price vs. local dealer price

Career Military moved often. Never had the time to develop a good relationship with local dealers, vehicles or RVs- had five RVs and only once had the dealer I bought from do any work. Do a good inspection at delivery and most other stuff is covered by the item manufacturer, can call them to find out where to take it for fix locally. Bought two TTs from RVW and they helped me once find a local repair facility to do a A/C replacement under waranty. The first one I bought from them I printed out the on line worksheet on their website where figured the cost of the TT I wanted and and took it to the local dealer of that brand and asked him if he would match the price and he just laughted and told me I was crazy to think they would sell me the TT at that price. I must be crazy becuase they sold it at that price, which was several grand lower thean the local dealer quote.
rbtglove 03/28/14 09:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Townsend Tn to I-75 North

If you have a GPS that will keep you in the right lane there are only two places that are litlle tricky. If memory serves - 40 to 275 north stay left and 275 to 75 north two exits one to north and one south, think north is second and then stay in left lane toward Lexington. Heavy traffic makes it difficult to change lanes so rush hour is difficult.
rbtglove 03/24/14 08:24am Roads and Routes
RE: Is OnStar protecting your vehicle??

For what it's worth seems you like it or you don't - Have had on star for three years now and have been from Atlantic to Pacific twice in that time and into many remote locations. The stuff about no regular cell service then no on-star phone is just not alsways so. The only times we found no phone service were in Great Basin and Chaco canyon. The on star transmitter is much more powerful and therefore more range than a regular cell device. Even if it you can't use phone you still can contact on star for help via satellite. There is no cell service at our cabin in TN mountains but we can still use the on star phone.
rbtglove 03/22/14 09:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is OnStar protecting your vehicle??

A good friend of mine slid off the road in the winter and was trapped in his SUV so that he could not reach his cell phone. On star reported the deployment of the air bags. The local sheriff office used used the GPS coordinates and rescused him. The SUV could not be seen from the road and his wife said she did not expect him back for hours. I have found only a couple of remote places the phone couldn't get out and once in NM called a tow for a guy who could not get one on his cell phone. Think I'll keep mine active.
rbtglove 03/21/14 01:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: battery questions for a newbie-leaving fridge on all week

There are other parasitic drawes on the battery, such as the carbon monoxide detector. However, a fully fully charged battery even with the fridge on gas should go a well past 5 days. I had done ours for a couple weeks without roblem. Might have the battery tested.
rbtglove 03/18/14 02:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Columbia River Gorge Washington State Campground?

White Salmon is my hometown. The Bridge RV park on the river on the WA side of the Hood River Bridge which is not RV friendly and is at least a half mile long. Should have been torn down years ago. Can use the bridge at the Dalles east or Brdige of the Gods West. To my knowledge there are no WA State parks nearby on the River. We like Memaloose near the Dalles or Ainsworth near Troutdale both Oregon sttae parks and have full Hookups. There is a County Park near Hood River and a State Park near Hood river both just OK. The views from the WA side to me are better but and can climb Beacon Rock but the Oregon side provides access to the falls and the old highway is very scenic, and can visit Crwwoon Point Vista would do both sides. Also view more wind surfers. Fruit Blossums should still be out in Hood River in May. Either way can't go wrong.
rbtglove 03/14/14 03:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mice

Just got through having my TV fixed for nearly $700. Squirrels had chewed the injector wires and made a hell of a mess. Think you have them also because there were a lot of black walnuts shells and the droppings were squirrels not chipmonks. The dealer said Fresh Cab will keep them and mice out but the only thing that really works is Critter Ridder. Problem with it is it ruins paint so you have to watch where you spray. So far it has worked for me.
rbtglove 03/04/14 03:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: St joseph peninsula state park gulf breeze review

We spent a week there last spring and really enjoyed the stay. Some of the best sunsets anywhere. Nice beaches. Some of the sites are kinda close and the good sites fill up quickly. Lot of people fishing but didn't see much caught. Long ways to much of anything but there was a funny small restuarant near the entrance (dog friendly) with pretty good food.
rbtglove 03/04/14 08:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Summer trip from Southeastern PA to Badlands South Dakota

There is a campground in Wall that's decent and within a short walk to Waee Drug, and other tourist trap stuff in Wall. The campground in the bBadlands doesn't have hook-ups or it didn't years ago. The D-1 MM Missile launch control center is interesting but then I did alerts there many years ago so not sure others would like it. Need to avoid the Sturgis Rally dates since there will be lots of people around from a week before to a week after.
rbtglove 03/03/14 09:07am Roads and Routes
RE: Houseboating

We rented a hose boat on Lake Cumberland in KY 10-12 or so years ago. They have or had a big fleet, think it was a state or local gov operation and they had a big fleet of rentals. Also is or was a dry area so no place to by beer. Big nice lake but understand the water levels can get low and water quality go down so might want to check that. Think Norris Lake is bigger and more scenic and fewer people (except on hoidays) but then we have a cabin there so not objective opinion. They have house boats rentals at Norris Dam.
rbtglove 03/03/14 08:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Stinkbugs Freeze

I believe this is optimistic at best. Stink bugs came from China and Siberia so don't think most of them were killed off. Think we will have them around from now on. They are spreading rapidly. At least they are easy to catch.
rbtglove 03/01/14 02:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: Help Planning the Pacific Northwest tour 2014!

Recommend including the Columbia River Gorge (I-84) in your route very scenic with waterfalls some good hiking and the kids can watch the salmon at the dams. Wind surfing at Hood River and several other places is also unique. Also Maryhill museum and a stone Henge replica on the WA side. Two State Parks we like in the Gorge are Ainsworth and Memaloose.
rbtglove 02/28/14 08:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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