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RE: Winter in the Valley

LOL LOL LOL I love it when Yankees come to Texas lol lol......Surely y'all read in the brochure that we will switch from heat to AC and back to heat all in one day. Or that the weather here changes every 15 minutes sometimes. Some get fooled because it is soooo dang hot here in the summer that they think it surely can't get cold here... But then too I never thought 40 degrees could feel sooo dang cold. But for real we are setting records this winter....but then we may set a heat record this summer,,,hey it's Texas you can't predict the weather here.
steelpony5555 02/07/14 09:10am Snowbirds
RE: Black Tank Explosion

The tanks themselves are not very expensive but the labor to install is. The bill to replace my gray tank was $1000 but I think the tank was like $165, Extended warranty handled it. Since Montana's are know for their tanks bursting here is what a lot of folks use and claim it holds up very well Plasti-mend
steelpony5555 02/05/14 09:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: El Paso

Agree, stay on I-10, really isn't that bad of a drive. I mean it ain't Dallas or Houston.....
steelpony5555 01/29/14 08:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: Bed in a Box Mattress Advice

That's all we have done for the past 6 years is get a good topper for the cheapo mattress in the rig. Makes it very comfortable...
steelpony5555 01/27/14 03:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dodge 2006 5.9L Issues

I had an 07 5.9 and it towed a lot of miles with no problems. As was said the weak link in I think the 03-06 was the tranny. Never heard a lot of problems with the lift pump. But if I had one that went I would put an aftermarket one in, problem solved.
steelpony5555 01/27/14 09:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bed in a Box Mattress Advice

Was gonna say, I saw them at Sams Club the other day. Buy it there and try it out, if it don't seem to be what you want then return it. You may have trouble getting it back in the box though lol lol lol.......
steelpony5555 01/27/14 09:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Dallas,TX

Treetops, Grapevine and the RV park at Trader's Village are about your best choices. Grapevine is like being in a state park but not from from DFW. Traffic going into Dallas can be a bear from there. Treetops in Arlington is nice but in a congested area a high retail area, but still not too far from I-20. Trader's is close to I-20 and also 360 which gets you to I-30. I usually stay there since it is easier to get in and is easier to get on and off all major hwys that take me somewhere. The flea market on the weekends are a plus. Nice park with a pool and all concrete pads and roads and not bad price.
steelpony5555 01/22/14 09:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Water Filter Advise

Hmmmmm go to Lowe's and get the whole house filter cost $25 for filter and fittings needed. Filters for it are also cheap so change them couple times a year. A lot of campgrounds are on wells, and you'll get lots of sediment from them. Plus if you go to the shore most times the water on the ocean tastes terrible along with the sand. A good filter can make it taste lots better...
steelpony5555 01/22/14 04:19pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Walmart overnight stays allowed or not allowed

Here's a link that you can get all the different stores and truck stops that allow boondocking over night. If you play with it you will see you can look by list or by map for each state. There is also an app for your cell phone. There is a pro version that they charge for but I don't know the difference cause I just use the free version as a guide. So far it has been fairly accurate but you still need to call or talk to the mgr to verify, it does give you the address and the telephone number of the store you are looking at....... Allstays
steelpony5555 01/22/14 09:02am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Forest river cardinal vs keystone Montana ?

One is Keystone's top RV and the other is Forest River's. Both are comparable companies and the RV's are comparable too. Probably boil it down to price and the colors you want. If you are worried about decals get the full body paint with a Big Sky. Worried about the slide floors rotting then just check them after heavy rains. They both will have problems as all RV's do. They are on the same level, if you want better look at the Landmarks, Mobile Suite or even Redwoods etc. Of course the price goes up..........
steelpony5555 01/22/14 08:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question on camp chairs

Same here, dang zero gravity chairs are comfortable but they are heavy and bulky so rarely get used lol lol. We are looking at those Club chairs now since we sat in one at an RV show and they are very comfortable. Bag chairs are no problem to carry and need them for guests.....
steelpony5555 01/20/14 08:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Advice needed on new 5er

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steelpony5555 01/19/14 09:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Advice needed on new 5er

I agree with twins89. You are about to make a purchase that should last you years down the road. I am surprised your daughters still want to go with you, Usually at that age it is just not "cool" to go camping with your parents lol lol..... So even if they do they may only be going for another year or two but you will have the trailer for longer then that. You still have the sofa bed and if necessary get a blow up bed for friends. Just get one with the opposing slides for lots of floor area. Or better yet get a toyhauler which had bunks in the garage and then you can buy toys too lol lol
steelpony5555 01/19/14 09:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How much propane does the furnace use?

First if you are using the trailer you are using your battery. The only time you got to worry about you battery is if you leave it in your rig for long periods of time at really cold temps not doing anything. Think of your car battery sitting in your driveway for couple of days or even a week or two doing nothing and it is fine. As far as heat the electric heaters are the way to go if hooked to shore power and it is not extremely cold out. Now if the temps get really cold then you best turn up the furnace or you will have frozen pipes in the morning. The furnace also blows some warm air into your under belly to keep pipes, tanks and even your water pump from freezing. Now that is mainly 5ers & MH's since TT's have most of their stuff inside the TT under beds and couches.
steelpony5555 01/16/14 02:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Distance traveled in a day

We normally do the 1500 miles from TX to Pa in 2 days usually once or twice a year. Just wanna get there lol
steelpony5555 01/07/14 06:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Full timer Class A v. 5er thoughts

Hmmmm that choice is mainly personal preference. Storage isn't that much of a difference unless you are a real pack rat. Set up is not that different espcially with 5ers now having auto level systems and key fob remotes to push a button on to do everything from extending slides and extending jacks. Although it was nice to pull in in a rain storm and just press the button from the drivers seat to level up and never have to get out untill morning. The 5ers may be a little more home like with slides on both sides now, it's hard to find an A with 2 recliners and a desk etc. And as far as a vehicle to drive, some prefer the small cars or jeeps toads, but others drive our trucks cause at home it was our daily driver too. Also you have to look at repair and up keep. Tires and repairs are more costly on an A You can't pull into just any local garage for repairs. So the best thing to look at is your interior space, cause that is where you will spend most of your time. Once you find an interior you can live in then branch out to storage and vehicles and setup to see you you can make it work.....When you ask these kind of questions you will always get those who think their rig is the best choice and anyone who wants something different is dumb. I have had both and both have their advantages and disadvantages...I just prefer the 5th wheel although I we just part time.
steelpony5555 12/31/13 07:20am Full-time RVing
RE: RGV --- Rock Pecking Windshield on Freeway

No it is not an indication of vehicles with no insurance????? It is a fact of life here in Texas. A lot of our roads are tar and chip constructed so there is an abundance of small gravel loose on the highways. Texas has always been this way and there are lots of cars with cracked windshields, just a fact of life here.
steelpony5555 12/31/13 07:03am Snowbirds
RE: Ram 3500 Real Life MPG

Once you get up to 10k lbs after that the weight don't matter, seems they all get average 11 mpg. The wind makes the difference. Same with the rear gears...I have had 4.10's and 3.73's and both got 11 mpg with the same 12.5k lbs. Now empty I don't know, I hate to even look lol lol lol.....
steelpony5555 12/30/13 10:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is anyone using Wi-Fi In Motion?

Verizon jetpack and it works great...usually always have service. Tried T-Mobiles and it was worthless. Only had service in the major cities, a waste of $150.
steelpony5555 12/25/13 06:34pm Technology Corner
RE: questions about horsemeat

Hmmmmm I guess here in Texas we look at horses a little different. Just like dogs they become part of the family, a friend and co-worker. So do we eat Grand Paw when he gets too old or useless. Sorry Horses, dogs and cats are out of the question, if it has a name it ain't on the menu....
steelpony5555 12/23/13 06:47pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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