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RE: Avalanche 1500 pulling 5300 lb trailer

Had a 2005 AV with the 5 sp tranny and towed a 5000lb scale weight loaded to go TT for several years without issues. The 2007 has the 7 sp tranny (I think) which should be a better tower but still think you would be pushing the limit. You might try the on line AV towing forum form some of their expertise.
rbtglove 07/26/16 02:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cost comparison - motorhome vs. travel trailer

We have had a several of each over the years and there are advantages and disadvantages to both. We have never been full time but if we ever would have(to old now) we would have used a MH with toad. For short trips we prefer a TT. If money is a consideration think the TT is the best way. Think it really comes down on how your going to use tour RV.
rbtglove 07/26/16 02:08pm Beginning RVing
RE: Air conditioning on a small generator

We have a Honda 2000 and have run two different 13500 units with it. Struggles at high altitude but otherwise no problem.
rbtglove 07/23/16 08:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Travelling through Mt. St. Helens?

Used to work for the Forest service many years ago in Mt Adams Region but have not been back in that area for a few years. You could go through Trout Lake to Randle. Stop at the Ranger Station and they can give you good map and place to see like the ice caves. Probably still be some tight gravel roads but would be the shortest route. I would take a Class C through it's a very scenic drive and there are campgrounds on the way. The trip through the Columbia River Gorge is very scenic and offers many places to explore for the Kids.
rbtglove 07/19/16 02:03pm Roads and Routes
RE: moles

Very interesting animal. Moles primary food source is worms, they don't get along with other moles not even their own off spring and live by themselves in their own borrows. They do kill vegetation but only when they destroy the roots when they dig. They like wet or moist soil. If they die another mole will probably take over the borrow. the damage they cause is primarily when they dig their burrows. No easy way to get rid of them unless you have a cat or dog that hunts them. The easiest way to get rid of them is to find a new burrow and insert a poison pellet inside but then if an animal eats the mole it is also poisoned. You can buy a mole trap and set it up in a new burrow and if you are lucky you might even get one. I actually have killed a couple after many tries. If anyone has a way to get rid of these critters I would love to here it.
rbtglove 07/19/16 01:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: Camping in Fairborn Ohio

If you cannot stay at the Base Fam Camp you will probably have to drive at least 15-20 minutes from either John Bryant in Yellow Springs or the KOA. There is a Trailer Park in the middle of Fairborn that at one time would take short stays, don't think they do anymore. Yellow Springs is a nice little town and the State Park is OK if you can get electric -been very hot and humid recently.
rbtglove 07/15/16 08:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mayfield, Ky to Portland Oregon

The freeway through NE and WY is mostly flat and easy driving all four lane using 70 and then up to 80. Climbing really starts west of Cheyenne and cross winds can be a problem. There are a good choice of decent State Parks west of Omaha (arch is worth a visit we have used. There is also a Oregon Trail exhibit that spans the freeway that is very interesting. Would not go north to 90 unless you want to visit the Black Hills, but don't go when the Bike Rally is on in early Aug.
rbtglove 07/14/16 02:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: Galena, IL

We did not camp but spent some time at a very nice B&B a (Aldrich House)a couple weeks ago. There are two bus tour operations that give tours of the main attractions. Plenty of things to do. President Grant ritered there and the tour of his home is very interesting. Several well done museums that are worth a visit and some good resturants. The wine tasting place on mainstreet also does a good job,very busy place.
rbtglove 07/08/16 08:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

Grew up in the Gorge on the WA side. Go back as often as we can. Everytime see something new. We also like Ainsworth SP nice and close to falls and Crown Point Visitor Center also Mamaloose SP near the Dalles. Also recommend the Book an amazing true story. Think this is a special year (100?) for the old Columbia River Highway which is one of the most scenic drives anywhere but not for big RVs. Beakon rock (a core from volcano) Wa is worth the climb and offers an amazing view. Hood River great town and offers views of wind surfing and there is a nice little county park there. Also a short drive to Mt Hood. So many other things if you will miss if you just drive through on the freeway.
rbtglove 07/05/16 08:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Emerals Ash Borer

Sad Story - If you want to save an Ash tree you have to start at the first signs and even then it doesn't always work. We were quoted $300 to treat one large tree and then another $300 in a couple years with no assurance that it would work. We lost two in our place in OH and there were many taken out on our street. Those who treated had very poor results. We just had two huge Ash trees taken out at our cabin in TN. Think the Ashes and some closely related trees are going the Way of the American Chestnut which was wiped out years ago. Only good thing is Ash makes good fire wood.
rbtglove 07/02/16 02:42pm Around the Campfire
RE: Crater Lake - Oregon

Collier, nice sites with full service - well over an hour drive but very scenic and you can see Bald Eagles nesting on the way.
rbtglove 06/20/16 08:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Where to stay in the Smokeys

We have stayed at all or most of the campgrounds in the Park and all are very scenic but none, at least when we were there, had hookups. We like the one near Cades Cove and as I remember it at least had a trailer dump site, Elkmont if memory serves, did not it was a few miles away but it is one of the most scenic and has a nice stream and Ranger talks. Use of generators is only permitted in certain hours. Go to their website and choose the one or ones that are best for your needs, can't go wrong.
rbtglove 06/11/16 02:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Black Hills Gold - Panning (for kids) & Shopping for Jewelry

Wall SD has plenty of shops that sell Black Hills Gold Jewelry, also there is a decent Campground within walking distance to tourist stuff including Wall Drug. There used to be a panning place in Deadwood along with a simulated gold mine tour kids would like. Not sure what is still there haven't been back for a long time since they ruined the town with Casinos. Be careful of low prices on the jewelry there are some fakes that look like the real thing.
rbtglove 06/04/16 08:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Question about hooking up my tailgater. Update 05/30

You can get a wall through plate with connectors on outside and inside and install it. Connect tailgater cable to outside and TV to inside connecter, easy to install. They used to be sold at Radio Shack.
rbtglove 05/31/16 02:29pm Technology Corner
RE: GM 5.3 engine

I towed a 5000+ lb scale wt trailer for several years with a Chevy Avalanche with a 5.3 with the 4 sp, over the Rockies and back several times. The 5.3 with the 6sp that is in newer GMC vehicles is a better combination and does get better gas miles.
rbtglove 05/31/16 02:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Question about hooking up my tailgater. Update 05/30

I can run mine right through the satellite connection on the outside of the TT. Just have to remember to turn off the booster.
rbtglove 05/20/16 02:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Do I have enough truck for trip?

We have been over the Rockies and back several times with a similar TV and a TT just a little lighter than yours. May not have been the fastest up the long grades but always made it. An engine in good condition should be able to run at higher RPMs without harm. Sounds like a great trip.
rbtglove 05/20/16 08:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: '04 Chevy Tahoe 5.3L

I have always used a equal-I-zer hitch and would not tow with out weight distribution and sway control to go with the brake controller, especially with an SUV with a shorter wheel base.
rbtglove 05/19/16 07:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: '04 Chevy Tahoe 5.3L

I've had three tow vehicles with a 5.3 and the heaviest TT ready to go weighed in at just under 5K. The ones you are looking at would be well over that loaded I think. My 2011 Silverado is the only one of those three I had that really pulled our TT well, the others had the 4 sp versus the 6 spd tranny and really struggled in the mountains. Think being in KY you wouldn't be happy towing those TTs.
rbtglove 05/18/16 03:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Parking trailer on an decline

If it's just a slight slope you can do it either way. Newer TTs will be OK with the frig on. Day or even few days you should be OK.
rbtglove 05/13/16 07:42am Beginning RVing
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