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RE: sofa sleeper mattress

I assume the pump is ac?
Bionic Man 08/14/16 12:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grand Junction, CO to Sandy UT

CoTrip will have all closure info. Like I said, if they are doing rock mitigation in Glenwood Canyon, they re-route you either down to Hwy 50 or up Hwy 40. If you go Hwy 40, you can take that all the way into Utah. It would make more sense than going back down to I70. Either detour easily adds 2 hours to the trip.
Bionic Man 08/11/16 08:26pm Roads and Routes
RE: Grand Junction, CO to Sandy UT

It is probably a shorter trip to go up to I 80 and across. I would go I25 to 287 to I80 and across Wyoming. If you chose the other route, Hwy 6 across and up is fine. Make sure you check traffic conditions across I70 through Glenwood Canyon. I believe they are closed again today for rock mitigation. The detour would easily add a couple hours to your trip.
Bionic Man 08/11/16 04:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: 5 Tools You MUST Have To RV

5 ton (minimum) bottle Jack.
Bionic Man 08/10/16 02:20pm Beginning RVing
RE: F150 vs 250

I can't speak on an F150, but I recently went from an 03 2500 Burb to a '11 Yukon Denali XL. The 2500 Burb was a much more pleasant towing experience. As little as you are towing, you might be ok with an F150. But I wouldn't expect it to tow as stable as the old Burb did.
Bionic Man 08/09/16 01:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Ram 1500 short driving impressions

That is an impressive report. I would assume that with those MPG that the truck was a 4x2?
Bionic Man 08/09/16 01:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pleasant surprise

If you fill to the first shut off every time the overall average will be right...individual fills could be slightly off. My brother and I both have 2016 platinums. We both fill at the same pump and his display is very close to exact. less than 1/2 of 1 percent error. This is the kind of accuracy I experienced with my 2011. My 2016 seems to be between 3 and 4 % off. It always takes less fuel to refill the tank than what the display indicates I've burned. After accounting for the less fuel that Ive used my mileage is still not satisfactory. Last trip was 8.7 miles per US gallon ... round trip, 75 mph, 100" inch wide trailer, GCVW was 23400 lbs. The truck handles it like there is nothing back there on most hills but saying Ford together with fuel economy is an oxymoron as far as I'm concerned. My brother gets very similar mileage pulling his trailer which is the same width and height but about 2500 lbs lighter. I also have three brother in laws, each with 2015 F350 SRW Platinums and although it is very difficult to get any one of them to say a negative word about a Ford truck they all get similar milage to mine. So, to be clear. You re getting 8.7 MPG towing a full height 5er that weighs in the neighborhood of 14000 pounds, at 75 MPH? And you think it should be better than that? That sounds pretty good to me. As far as your brother pulling 2500 pounds less and getting the same MPG, my experience is that the weight doesn't make a significant difference in towing RVs at highway speeds. I've had the same 5er for 13 years now, and I get pretty close to the same MPG wether I am towing tandem with my 2500 pound fishing boat or solo. There was very little difference in towing my 5000 pound sterndrive tandem vs the RV solo. I think at those weights, wind resistance makes more of a difference than weight.
Bionic Man 08/08/16 07:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: First RV tow with EcoD

I'm not sure if the price premium people here are quoting are accurate, but it it is, the reason is simple. Supply and demand. Demand must be pretty high for the EcoDiesel allowing them to have premium pricing. It seems that it now has been a year that diesel fuel prices are at or below regular unleaded. Saving is higher vs anything that requires mid-grade or premium fuel. Add that to the fact that the E-Diesel gets significantly better MPG than the V8's (or EcoBoost), and it is easier to see why the average 1500 buyer would be interested.
Bionic Man 08/05/16 07:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Ford Super Duty Tech and Specs Revealed

I believe the Long Horn has a chrome bumper option. Chris I'm sure that will be the tipping point for the Troller. Next time we see a post from him, it will be introducing his new RAM....... :)
Bionic Man 08/05/16 07:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pleasant surprise

Funny how so many people are sure that the "lieometer" is inaccurate across the board. I hand calculate every fuel tank and keep it in an app on my phone. We have 4 cars currently. 3 of them are consistently with about .5 MPG of what I hand calculate (My Cayman, Yukon XL and RAM). One (300 C) varies a lot more - both showing higher as well as lower than actual MPG.
Bionic Man 08/05/16 07:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: First RV tow with EcoD

Nice report. If I didn't have my 5er, the EcoDiesel would be on my short list of trucks. Your MPG towing your boat is impressive. My '11 Yukon XL Denali gets around 10 MPG towing my 6500 pound boat at 68.
Bionic Man 08/04/16 07:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: For sale and financing my rv

I'd start by trying Craigslist before you pay to run an add. I recently sold a Suburban. Paid $100 for an AutoTrader ad that I didn't get a single call from. Had 4 very interested people all from Craigslist. Sold in about a week.
Bionic Man 08/03/16 08:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Almost 90 ,000 Truck sales for GM in July

Personally I don't care who sells the most trucks. But I do think it is interesting to see how many "mid sized" trucks GM is putting out there. I've thought for a while that there was a large market for them. This kind of proves the case. Ford and RAM are late to the game (if they even join).
Bionic Man 08/03/16 01:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Leaving Victor, Id. and heading to Salida,Co.

I just drove that way yesterday (and have many times before). Monarch is not bad.
Bionic Man 08/03/16 07:43am Roads and Routes
RE: Just went to the Dark Side; New Tow Dawg

Congrats on the new ride!
Bionic Man 08/03/16 07:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Telluride CO and UTV's

Motorcycles are a completely different story to a UTV. With the right equipment, you can plate a dirt bike in Colorado (and then you do not need the sticker). Colorado will not plate a UTV.
Bionic Man 08/02/16 10:19pm Toy Haulers
RE: Surge brakes

Yes. They should either have a solenoid in the trailer that is activated by the reverse lights, or a lock out switch on the tongue of the trailer.
Bionic Man 08/02/16 07:44am Folding Trailers
RE: Rocky Mtn area campgrounds.

I am typing this response from Durango. Arguably the most scenic part of the state, and tons to do here. But you are probably adding 2 days of travel time to your itinerary (from Wyoming, not sure how much more time to get home). Can you afford to do that? If so, go for it. If not, and you want to do Colorado, I would suggest Steamboat Springs. Great part of the state, and probably a day closer to your Wyoming destinations.
Bionic Man 08/01/16 10:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Reese or B&W 5th Wheel hitch?

I have a Reese Elite 18k and am happy with it. I borrowed a truck with a B&W, and I preferred my Reese to it hands down. B&W does have a cult like following here though. Truth be told, if I were buying again, I would t get either hitch. I'd get some sort of air ride hitch. Especially if towing a lot of weight or if towing tandem.
Bionic Man 08/01/16 04:09pm Towing
RE: Can I use my elect golf cart in mountain towns in CO?

Statewide, they are not street legal. Each community determines enforcement though.
Bionic Man 08/01/16 04:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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