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RE: Ok Ford Guys what size truck

I own the F250 Platinum CC with the 6.2l gas and 6 speed. We pull a 298 Sunnybrook which is a heavy trailer. The truck came with the camper package and that's what you want. The on board brake controller is many times better than the prodigy p3 that I had in my Suburban. It really controls the brakes and has the truck and trailer in sync while braking. As far as pulling a heavier trailer than mine. If money weren't an issue, I would upgrade to the 350 with a diesel. The gasser does fine with the 6 speed in the mountains, but does slow down on some of the bigger hills. As far as weight is concerned the extra spring in the 350 leaves room for gear and stuff.
Crabbypatty 07/20/17 04:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Switching to Digital tv

I tend to disagree. My reception was non existent with the standard batwing until I swapped it out with the Jackd antenna. Now I can get 2-3 dozen stations depending on my location. So many with such clarity that I cancelled my Dish TV subscription.
Crabbypatty 07/18/17 04:37am Technology Corner
RE: Just bring the smoker with you

I have the Weber smoker and its charcoal which I love the taste of that with a chunk of cherry wood or two. Once you get the temp up it cruises along without any fuss. I dont have to worry about propane or electric, so dry camping its a plus. I have smoked ribs, chicken, turkey, pork butt, brisket and bacon. Ill be taking it with us next week when we camp at the beach. I just pack of the grills and this in heavy duty garbage bags and stow them in the back of the TT. No fuss
Crabbypatty 07/12/17 04:40am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Best route Ma to Cape Hatteras NC, thanks

If by chance your going down then. We did it twice lots of fun. http://www.chincoteaguechamber.com/pony-swim/pony-swim-day
Crabbypatty 07/12/17 04:26am Roads and Routes
RE: Ma to Cape Hateras travel tips

I have been there as well but we stayed at Camp Hatterus which was awesome. After Tappen Z, 287 southbound > NJ Turnpike >95 SOuth to 13 in Delaware. That takes down the Eastern Shore. If your not in such a hurry you can layover in Toms Cove in Chincotegue VA, or Cherrystone CG or Kiptopeke SP which is down by the Cheasapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Or not and push through. Route 17 will take you further down south to your destination. Just plan your route and the signage is good. Its a wonderful ride. BTW I am in eastern Long Island, so we have a similar route.
Crabbypatty 07/12/17 04:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Why can't I get a TRUE Deep cycle battery anymore?

Trojan Batteries. I had a set of t-125 on my prior TT for over 10 years and sold it with them going strong. Bought two new t125's and we dry camp all the time. Im sure Ill get at least 10 years out of this set. Best deep cycle battery on the market as far as I am concerned. They are made for use in golf carts and electric forklifts as well as heavy marine industrial use. Sure you can buy inexpensive ones but they wont last as long. Trojan Batteries are built to last. Yes they arent cheap but you do get what you pay for.
Crabbypatty 07/03/17 04:54am Tech Issues
RE: Comments re Ford F250 Platinum

West Beach House, are you my twin??? We purchased a 2015 f250 platinum gasser with a 6 speed short bed quad cab, and tow a Sunnybrook 298 Bunk house. It is a heavy TT. We have towed it through the hills of Connecticut and it tows just fine. The on board brake controller works so much better than the prodigy that I had in my Suburban. We purchased the truck as we will eventually upgrade to the fifth wheel and feel confident that it work as well. We are very happy with the truck.
Crabbypatty 07/03/17 04:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Campers from hell

There are rvers and people who own campers. You know the guy pulling a 30 foot tt with a toyota 4 cyl. They are almost everywhere. We have noce county parks and during the high season you have to deal with them. Cutting through the sites, up until all hours screaming and cursing. Its all about them and not the surrounding people. Some parks take security seriously, others do not. Like others say, holiday weekends im parked in my driveway. During the high season we check in early in the week and enjoy the quiet then only have one weekend to endure.
Crabbypatty 07/02/17 05:12am General RVing Issues
RE: How Do You Follow Weather Reports As You Travel?

Any good weather band radio will provide weather alerts. I carry a weather radio thats portable. In addition I use weather apps like intellicast as well as log into the national weather service. Local tv also tells us whats up, typically watch with coffee before venturing out for the day. Plenty of information is available
Crabbypatty 06/30/17 04:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Niagara Falls to Long Island

My BIL lays over in Cracker Barrels from time to time, so I looked this up. There is one just off of I84. You then connect with 684, which happens to be a nice ride southbound. This might work for you. They have rv spots in the rear. Also in the past when visiting cities, we have left our RV at a CG for minimul $. No hookups just a safe place to drop. Then drove in in just the truck. You might try that as well. 4 Merritt Blvd. I-84 & US 9 Fishkill, NY 12524-2943
Crabbypatty 06/28/17 04:31am Roads and Routes
RE: Reese dual cam problem

I have the same hitch and all I can think of is that you turned to tight and bent it. I did slightly bend one of my cams backing into my to tight driveway. I now stop and take the bars off before I back in.
Crabbypatty 06/27/17 04:23am Towing
RE: Niagara Falls to Long Island

There are rest areas north of the bridges on 287 that you can pull into and sleep. Otherwise just about an hour north of the Tappan Zee is the KOA in Kingston we stayed over there once. http://www.thruway.ny.gov/travelers/travelplazas/restareas.html I do not think that there are any places between Tappan and Throgs Neck Getting on to and off of LI sucks on a good day. Travel as early as possible in the morning, like 3-4am or during the over night hours. an Alternate is the ferry from Bridgeport Conn to Port Jefferson. It costs but saves you all that aggravation. http://www.ctvisit.com/listings/bridgeport-port-jefferson-ny-ferry Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 06/27/17 04:18am Roads and Routes
RE: disposable glove container

I like that. YES I use gloves when I dispose of human waste! I see lots of people not using gloves, wiping the sweat off their foreheads etc. Gross. True they usually do not have garbage cans at the dump station but I dont mind the little walk which also allows me to do last minute rig check before I leave. It also takes alot less time than trying to locate the bathhouse to wash my hands.
Crabbypatty 06/23/17 04:18am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Cape Cod

Thats good to know that its changed a bit. We stayed at Cape Cod Camping Resort a couple of times and really liked it. While it has a pool it also is lakefront to swim in and near Falmouth Woods Hole. But it is a truck to get down the cape. We stopped in and looked at Atlantic Oaks but it looked tight so I guess they changed it up. We pull a 30 foot TT. PTown, The Lobster Pot, Woods Hole Shuckers and in Hyannis right by the dock is a restaurant with a second floor view of the water and ferries. All of these had fantastic lobster rolls. Whale watch out of P Town is a must do. For hands on with the kids, Woods Hole has a sciantific cruise, pull up lobster pots etc. Run by marine biologist was very educational. We also took the ferry from Woods Hole to Marthas Vineyard for the day. Alot of fun. My wife and i also did the bike trail. We drove to a couple of different starting points and rode into different towns. A very cool way to travel and sight see. Oh we also went to the top of the tower in PTown, but boy it was hot and humid. Still great view! Lots to do and see. Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 06/22/17 04:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Charleston with a wheelchair?

x2 terryallen. Did exactly that. Go enjoy yourself. We stayed at Jame s Island CG and they run a shuttle to take to into the city and folly beach. It was a really easy trip
Crabbypatty 06/20/17 04:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need help choosing generator(s)

If you can mount it, the 6500/7000i is your best option, but if you have the room twin 3000is. The reason is unless you need ac you really only need one. I have that ac on a 30ft TT and use the 3000 to run ac, otherwise we rarely use micro tytpicaly when connect to CG. Otherwise invest in solar. I have 428 watts on the roof with twin 6 volt Trojan batteries. Just did a week on the outerbeach and didnt bring the genny at all. We take showers, wash dishes, watch tv, run the wifi system as well as charge phones laptops. Wished i put solar up top earlier. That said my 3000i is now 13 years old and works like a charm. You do get what you pay for and those cheap Champions are not as quiet when they are full throttle. So noise is a consideration. So I would buy one 3000 and use the other money to put solar up top with trojan batteries. If your just charging your batteries with the 3000 I have gone 5 days before I put gas in it PS my last pair of trojans are 13 years old and still going so it wasnt even a thought to put a pair on tis new to use TT Happy Trails PM me if you want more info.
Crabbypatty 06/20/17 04:34am Tech Issues
RE: Wifi issues - full timer - Help appreciated

What do you have in your rv, that will enhance the wifi signal from the outside? The Camper is a tin can that essentially stops radio waves from coming in and out, whether its wifi or cell phone it doesnt discriminate. I placed on my roof a marine grade wifi antenna, with a Hawkings amplifier connected to a Smart Repeater, It pulls in the signal and provides wifi inside. Google Hawkings Wifi and Smart Repeater. This will set you up. We just outer beach camped and connected to the parks wifi hundreds of feet away and streamed Netflix.
Crabbypatty 06/12/17 04:30am Technology Corner
RE: Boon Docking for 5 days

Presently Camping on the outer beach, all self contained. This is my third summer with solar and I wish I did it sooner. For the cost of a good inverter generator, you can have two deep cycle 6 volt flooded cell batteries, a controller and solar pv. Batteries recharge and we watch tv, pull in wifi from great distances not to mention charge phones laptops ipads, aside from lights and waterpump. SOme day I want to hit up Army Corp, DEC, and BLM parks. Those days are coming....
Crabbypatty 06/06/17 04:47am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Water pressure regulator

Always! as the system is designed for 50 lbs or so. I have hooked to water that was 110lbs. When rving the last thing i want to have is a problem, especially when it cannot happen with an inexpensive device. Then its my fault if i dont use it.
Crabbypatty 05/31/17 04:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Ford F 250 6.2 Gas

I have to agree with your assessment. We have the 2015 crew cab 4x4 6.2l with 3.73. I pull around 8,000 loaded 30 foot TT. There are some hills that Ill hit the bottom at 65+/- and top at 50+/-. The gas just doesn't have the torque. I would get this truck for 12,000lb. We do want a fiver and they make lighter ones, also I realized that with the 30 foot TT that's its the limit I want in length. If we decide to go bigger then Ill get the diesel.
Crabbypatty 05/28/17 06:07am Tow Vehicles
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