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RE: How about a Forum for all the California Haters?

Different way of thinking from where I grew up in the Midwest. I wouldn't say it is the mindset of a Midwest Society that prompted you to only consider turning it in. The true credit there goes to those who guided you while growing up. Meaning, your parents and other influential role models deserve the credit for who you are and why you did what you did. I was born and raised in CA and would absolutely have done identical to what you did. Point is there are many selfish and stupid people in this world regardless of where you are at. Those people need to realize they live in a society with others and should respect one another. Something that seems to be greatly lost, especially lately.
RedRocket204 03/24/17 11:43am General RVing Issues
RE: How about a Forum for all the California Haters?

Born and raised in CA, spent the first 25 years of my life there and then left because I couldn't take all the pollution. Pollution to me = people, concrete, littering, air, water, light... among other forms. There are some redeeming values though.
RedRocket204 03/23/17 06:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Yes Another Generator Question

Also check Cabelas as that 2000W start-up Champion generator goes on sale from time to time. I believe there is a Cabelas in GJ. One item that didn't get mentioned is the part about running a generator at altitude. Just like any internal combustion engine, a generator at altitude will have less power output and there really is no way around that. I do have that same Champion and it will serve your needs well at 9500ft, so long as no A.C., microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, etc, you will be perfectly fine.
RedRocket204 03/22/17 04:52pm Tech Issues
RE: SUV tow vehicle

Per this chart, GMC - TRAILERING AND TOWING CHARTS the Denali XL has either 8,100 (2WD) or 7,900 lbs (AWD) tow capacity. However, it still has 1/2-ton payload capacity and not on the good side of that payload. That is an awful lot of trailer for a low payload capacity 1/2-ton tow vehicle. Do you require 3rd row seating?
RedRocket204 03/20/17 12:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I want Goodyear Marathons but......

BTW, Discount Tire (Discount Tire Direct) has a special until tomorrow for $100 off their eBay listings (http://stores.ebay.com/Discount-Tire-Direct?rmvSB=true). I bought the 225 size for 15" wheels. Tires arrived at my house in less than a week and the good news is, the tires that arrived were all manufactured March of 2017. Those Endurance tires are replacing 6 year old Marathons that I've had very good service from and probably 8000 miles on them. The Marathons have aged and need to be replaced. I will be taking the new tires and my TT to Discount Tire locally for installation.
RedRocket204 03/20/17 11:16am Toy Haulers
RE: Towing with Tailgate down / Hitch Extender

i'm not sure how much they cost, but with the UTV, that would still leave the machine overhanging the bed, and possibly touching the camper when jacked all the way.... I've looked at this solution but it's $2500 http://www.toy-tote.com/truck-bed-racks/rzr-racks#prettyPhoto You said your Rzr weighs in at 1000 lbs so I am assuming that is a two seater and not the four seater? Not sure if you saw tthe extender pieces. You would need to measure the distance at the shortest angle to know if it would work with your TT setup. But keep in mind this will sit higher than something bed loaded so the contact point will not be the same as bed loaded for most TTs since TTs front has an angle to it. That picture is of a "short bed" SuperDuty... even though the picture is backwards. http://www.diamondbackcovers.com/atv-carrier/images/camo-can-am-commander-on-diamondback-side-by-side-hauler-with-headache-rack.jpg width=600 But yes, these covers are not on the cheap side but once you see the construction you would understand why they cost what they do. They used to list pricing on their website but not any more. When I optioned one out new with rails on the sides and back with the side adapter bars (to avoid going over the side ;-)) it came to $2600 shipped. I was able to buy a used one locally with all the options I wanted for $1200 so it was a no brainer for me. I am fortunate to have a 8 ft bed on my 1-ton truck so loading my 750 lbs Grizzly 700 and GVWR 9500 lbs TT is no problem for me as I still have plenty of payload left over for an additional ATV. It also provides plenty of storage under the cover and keeps items dry. I can see price being an issue here as this is not the cheapest option. But the functionality completely out performs the other options with my current equipment.
RedRocket204 03/20/17 10:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing with Tailgate down / Hitch Extender

Not sure if any of you ever looked into a DiamondBack ATV tonneau cover. That cover is load rated for 1600 lbs and also has extenders that can be mounted on it for applications where the bed length isn't long enough. It is a very high quality product. I have no association with the company but just bought an used DiamondBack to hold my Grizzly 700, or two ATVs side mounted, and pull my TT. Another option to consider. http://www.diamondbackcovers.com/
RedRocket204 03/20/17 08:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for smaller/lighter TT

KZ Spree 196S That is very nice for a small, lightweight TT.
RedRocket204 03/20/17 08:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Chyenne Mountain State Park to RMNP

... Golden, follow the signs for US 6. Take US 6 WEST out of Golden through Clear Creek Canyon and at the intersection with CO-119, take that up through Black Hawk. Only issue right now with that part of the bolded route is A LOT of construction. Just went through the canyon yesterday and there are many spots with construction which will be going on during the week. Some of that construction will not be completed quickly. Hwy 119 into Blackhawk was mostly devoid of construction until you get into Blackhawk.... but it is not very bad there.
RedRocket204 03/20/17 07:58am Roads and Routes
RE: Chyenne Mountain State Park to RMNP

There is no reason to go as far west as Buena Vista to avoid Colorado Springs and Denver traffic... which I fully agree with the OP about choosing another route. Here is probably the most scenic and direct route between Colorado Springs and Estes Park. It does include a trip on the Peak to Peak but for the southern part you are on the west side of Rampart Range just to the north of Colorado Springs. It is still a very scenic drive and one I choose to drive when I travel from home to Colorado Springs. Keep in mind it is slower going as there are 30 mph limits through the small towns and I would advise not exceeding those limits. The simple directions: West out of CS towards Woodland Park. Continue north to Deckers. Then north west through Buffalo Creek/Pine. East on HWY 285 for about 10 miles then north through Conifer/Evergreen. Then northwest to briefly hop on i70 (you can aviod i70 and use the frontage road but gets mildly complicated). East on Hwy 6 to connect with Hwy 119 (Peak to Peak Hwy). North into Estes Park. Google Maps - Colorado Springs to Estes Park
RedRocket204 03/20/17 07:20am Roads and Routes
RE: Camping with the dogs

If you get outside of CA you might find some of those regulations ease up a bit. There are plenty of trails to take leashed dogs on but you must still pick up after your pet. Of course, no beaches here. If you are going to leave them inside with AC and you don't have full hook-ups, you should go ahead and lock up your generator. That is no guarantee the generator will be there when you return. Other options are to find wooded boondocking areas that provide lots of shade so the trailer doesn't get too hot in the first place and then use your fan off battery. Use your best judgement to not let the trailer heat up too much as trailers in the CA sun in warm areas can get pretty hot inside if you are not venting it with fans.
RedRocket204 03/18/17 07:28am RV Pet Stop
RE: Is it possible to run 110 outlets off of the battery

kandkbrand, As mentioned, it would be best to understand what it is that you are wanting to run via 110 AC. Something like a coffee maker uses a lot of amps to run so trying to just use an inverter with your current batteries is not necessarily your best option. If you are planning on boondocking multiple days, you will need a way to recharge the batteries. You mentioned a generator. That is very common but beware if you are planning on boondocking multiple days at altitude here in CO, you will need to look into what your needs are for amp usage and then increase the generator size to compensate for the decrease in generator power when at altitude, say altitude at around 9000'. For an example, I have a Champion 2000W (starting watts) generator and when I run it at 9000', it will not run my coffee maker, so forget trying to run a microwave too. I would need two of those generators running in parallel to run that coffee maker. Could I run my air conditioner at 9000' with that combo, unknown at this point. Solar is a great way to go but you also need to size that appropriately too. That means a good amount of solar panels along with an adequate battery bank, charge controller, inverter, etc. Just some additional concerns to think about.
RedRocket204 03/15/17 06:29am Beginning RVing
RE: F150 5.0 vs Tundra

Coming down the long passes in the Rockies, I kept my speed way down due to lack of engine braking. Question for you when you were coming down those long passes in the Rockies, did you gear down to something like 3rd to hold back your speed?
RedRocket204 03/15/17 05:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Problems with a New Camper

We Now always place a board under tires to drain water away from the slideout side. also go slow when closing to let water run off top. I too always will go slightly higher on the non-slide-out side of our TT when leveling to make sure water properly drains away. What would concern me though is the OP's mention of a sagging slide roof where water is pooling. Hard to tell just from guessing if the OP's TT was properly leveled and water still pooled or not. Certainly the dealer will probably come back and say the TT wasn't leveled properly.
RedRocket204 03/12/17 08:52am Travel Trailers
RE: F250 FX-4 shocks

If those are the same "Rancho" shocks Ford has been using for years, got news for you, those were bad the minute you drove off the lot. Per the previous post, change them to Bilstein 5100 shocks. While you're at it, change the front stabilizer to a Bilstein too. When I removed my FX4 "Rancho" shocks, they were stamped Motor Craft. Seems all you get with the FX4 "Rancho" shocks are fancy Rancho stickers.
RedRocket204 03/12/17 08:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Can you overload a dually?

Put some hinges on it, a couple of power actuators and now you have a dump bed.
RedRocket204 03/12/17 08:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Moab....

^^ bring lots of water, shade and air conditioning :B
RedRocket204 03/10/17 11:51am Toy Haulers
RE: Moving from Hybrid to TT

Can anyone think of anything else I might need? Money for lots of cool mods
RedRocket204 03/10/17 11:37am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: best wheel chocks to use

Harbor freight for about 6 dollars each sells some decent heavy duty rubber ones that work just fine. Yup, and you can run them over with your trailer and they don't get destroyed. You do understand I had to test this theory out... not because I accidentally ran them over or anything like that :B
RedRocket204 02/28/17 10:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Amazon Reduces Free Shipping Minimums

In other news, Warren Buffet has recently sold the majority of his Walmart holdings and purchased a large amount of Amazon stock. Amazon has never made a profit and pays $0 dividend. Walmart pays approximately 3 percent dividend right now. That is somewhat misleading though as Amazon continues to invest and significantly leads the world with Cloud services via AWS. Can Walmart claim anything even remotely similar? Just look at growth numbers.
RedRocket204 02/21/17 07:25am General RVing Issues
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