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RE: Fleetwood Bounder engine troubles - need advice please

I lost a tranny in FL once, 454 and 4L80E tranny I think. I lost the engine in that one also. Put in a new long block in my back yard. Might as well go over the tranny at this point.
zb39 08/29/16 10:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Better TC hauler- F350 or F450??

It is very easy to order a new 3500 RAM 4x4 cummins that can carry 5k plus pounds and still be under the 14K GVW with 2 people in the cab. It is a matter of ordering the right truck. Many people are carrying triple slide TC on 3500 trucks. Some are over there GVW and some are not. Everybody is different. It can and is being done.
zb39 08/24/16 07:08am Truck Campers
RE: Paying for someone elses Sins / Buying used

Been usin regular TP for 16 years. See no reason to stop now 24 years for me, never an issue.
zb39 08/23/16 07:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Better TC hauler- F350 or F450??

My understanding is that the 450 is designed to pull a lot more weight not carry it. I think the 450 goes after the large 5th wheel crowd.
zb39 08/23/16 07:09pm Truck Campers
RE: stolen bikes

yes we are moving. have purchased property in Oregon, and working with contractor for house just plain tired of Ca. Good for you. Good luck in the future. Prayers sent.
zb39 08/23/16 05:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Upgrade for Alaska?

Glad you had a great time. I thought you would. Now you can start planning the next trip to see some of the items you missed on this one as well as go back and see some favorite ones. How did the new rig do? safe travels
zb39 08/18/16 07:17am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Florida to Yellowstone 2017

I have been to YS 7 times from west PA. It's 2k miles for me 1 way. First time was in a 1982 class c at 60mph. We did the whole trip in 9 days when our oldest kid was 2(now23 in grad school) It can be done. Sounds like your used to long distance driving. Don't let the retired people get you down, they have all the time in the world. We will to, someday. Go for it. A lot of good stuff out there, Bad Lands, Wall Drug, Tetons etc. When I'm just driving, I stay in rest areas, pull in about 10pm and leave at 5am. A lot less traffic early in the morning. Sometimes when I'm excited and can't sleep I get up at 3am and drive. Your going to have a great time.
zb39 08/17/16 03:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: Class C motorhomes, Do they all leak?

We've been looking for a used Class C motorhome. Every one that we've inspected, has had visible signs of water leakage/damage specially over the cab area. Can't manufacturers find a way to build these without having leakage issues? Frustrating! No......................
zb39 08/17/16 02:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: TC + extended hitch

No need to remove factory hitch, get the D1104 Torklift hitch This is correct. The super hitch works WITH your factory hitch. NOT complicated at all. Buy quality once and never worry about it.
zb39 08/16/16 08:16am Truck Campers
RE: Trip Report: Rocky Mountain High in CO and WY

Looks like somebody is a GREAT grandfather taking the time and having fun with the kids. Looks like it was a great trip. Thanks for posting the pics. It brought back a lot of memories.
zb39 08/15/16 08:09am Truck Campers
RE: eagle cap versus host

I think it depends on how you pack etc. My 2016 RAM has a 14K GVW. Both axles add up to 15750K. The tires are above that. But even at 14K with my wife and I in the truck with full fuel we have a payload of 5700lbs. I agree that if you pack heavy with one of these big campers you will be over 5700. Of course you could make the truck a new 2016 reg cab, 2wd, gasser and now your payload just went up to around 7K Just some thoughts.
zb39 08/10/16 02:11pm Truck Campers
RE: How much truck do I need for a 23K 5th wheel?

RAMs also have an awesome exhaust brake. It works VERY well. I often don't even touch the service brakes on mountain descents in the rockies.
zb39 08/10/16 08:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Upgrade for Alaska?

I tried to get a charter in Homer. The captain said " The weather is pretty rough out there, I don't recommend it"
zb39 08/08/16 03:02pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Used RV Help

Even if you buy brand new, you WILL be taking it back to the dealer many times to fix many things. This is very common in the RV industry. Or you fix these items yourself. Better to buy a used one where all the nit noid things have been done.
zb39 08/08/16 02:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Airbags- built in air compressor or manual fill?

On board. I use wireless air and love it.
zb39 08/05/16 02:28pm Truck Campers
RE: TR Ironbutt Cannonball run: Grand Teton NP

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Those pics are what I needed for a Monday afternoon at work. My wife and I were just talking about how it has been 10 years since we have been to that area. Loved your TR.
zb39 08/01/16 02:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Upgrade for Alaska?

We are sort of circling the kenai now. Spent two nights in Valdez. A night in Kenai. Now coming out of our third night in Seward. Heading to homer today, then Ninilchik before pressing on to Denali. This "gravel lot camping" in AK takes some getting used to. I don't think we've ever vacuumed the MH so much. However, the waterfront RV park in Seward is great! Thanks for the update. Your going to love Homer. I thought the spit was great and the whole town was very nice. My wife and I said we could live there. All the eagles are fun also. Got some great pics.
zb39 07/26/16 11:49am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: FCA Investigation Finds Inflated Sales/update page 2

Hmmmm........ read the article however how does all this help a member select a proper tow vehicle for his castle on wheels ??? This web needs a forum just for troll threads like this one....JMO !! X2 Wow, a lot of you guys must be retired. Way to much time on your hands. Jump in the RV and go.
zb39 07/26/16 11:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Feedback appreciated for truck question

sweet, what was the name of the CO that went out.
zb39 07/25/16 12:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone replace in-cab airbag control?

Theres a wireless on my local craigslist right now. PGH
zb39 07/25/16 12:41pm Truck Campers
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