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RE: For those of you that have kids or have already raised kids

My list includes: Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore, Grand Canyon, Everglades and the one city I'd like to get to is DC. There are many more, but these are at the top of the list. Other must see trips that we've completed include: Statue of Liberty, NYC, Atlantic ocean, Liberty Bell, Smokies, Disney, Niagara Falls, Great Lakes, Mammoth Cave. Honestly... aside from Yellowstone and the GC, your list is missing out on the best scenic parts of the states, that being the beauty of the west. Call me biased but that would be an extreme shame to only see the eastern areas and not the west. Just driving through areas in the west, you get a sense of the vast expanse and amazing scenery in the west you just can't get back east. And yes, I do extensive travel for work and have been all over this country having been to every state minus about 2. Alaska being my favorite for pure, natural beauty. Besides, Manhattan/NY area is best served via hotels to really take it in and get the "experience" other than living there.
RedRocket204 02/01/16 07:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for someone to co-own the Alto Condo Safari R1713

IF you could find someone who is willing to go into a partnership with you, I think you're asking for a logistical nightmare. Who's insurance policy will carry the trailer? And what happens if the other person is using it when it gets damaged? You use it a couple weeks of the year, what if the other partner is not ready to return it to you yet? You have your camping supplies, they have theirs, You're loading and unloading and you have to store your stuff, every time there is a switch. Who's responsible for the maintenance, cleaning it up, washing it? What happens if the other partner turns it over to you and its filthy dirty inside and out? Will you be getting a loan? or paying it all upfront? If getting a loan, what happens if the partner fails to make their share of payments (and they have the camper in their possession)? What happens if they quit making payments completely? Where do you store it when no one is using it? Who pays for that? Tow vehicles? Each partner will need to make sure their own tow vehicles are adequately equipped to tow? What if the other partner feels YOUR's is not safe, or good enough, or too risky. I see a fight occurring, a bitter disagreement. I think it would be easier for a couple to go through a divorce than to see an arrangement like this end up in court when each partner is screaming "foul" at the other! Too risky in my opinion. A house, or a time share is a different matter. It doesn't move, and with a time share, you really never truly "own" the property, you are only purchasing time to use it. For a camper, on wheels, that moves, and can disappear! Um.... well ... I'd NEVER EVER EVER EVER .... EVER even "consider" such a proposal. Never! You need to either bit the bullet and purchase the camper yourself and assume all responsibility for for, or as suggested above, rent one for the time you want to use one. But if you do happen to find someone who is willing to take the risks with you, at least now know some of the issues you're going to have to work through to make it work. And may I STRONGLY encourage you, if you do, hire a lawyer to draw up a contract between all parties involved. "He said," "She said," is very hard to uphold in court when things go bad. (and they probably will.) All good points... and adding another for something to think about. What if one of the owners needs to move to a different part of the country? How would the co-ownership be legally split? Seems a buy-out clause would have to be present and who would do the buy-out... or more importantly, who would be in a position to do the buy-out? OP, I do wish you luck but also feel you may end up with a lot more problems to deal with by trying to form a TT partnership.
RedRocket204 01/31/16 05:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone planning on buying a 2017 F-350?

If the 2017 F350 were a complete drive train change then I would be concerned. Since it is not a drive train change, my personal feeling is no need to worry about the new model. Traditionally, Ford has not been known for severe chassis/body problems, it was the 6.0/6.4 drive train issues that got them a reputation.
RedRocket204 01/27/16 07:40am Truck Campers
RE: Heavy snow cover your ac unit

1-2 feet of snow is not uncommon in other parts of the country, where I live, and the original post info is not something I have ever been concerned about or had happen. I't a snow storm.. not armageddon ;)
RedRocket204 01/23/16 07:29am Travel Trailers
RE: For those of you that are "challenged" backing up

That's some interesting information Wes. Thanks for posting it!
RedRocket204 01/03/16 10:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Will it freeze

Here are some very helpful tips on winter camping where it freezes: Winter RV camping: Provided courtesy of Tiger Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO.
RedRocket204 01/02/16 08:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Big sway control incident caught on camera!

Certainly entertaining and almost as entertaining as Top Gear's Extreme Motorhome Racing - Extreme Motorhome Racing - Top Gear - Series 10 - BBC almost
RedRocket204 01/02/16 07:51am Travel Trailers
RE: For those of you that are "challenged" backing up

... If any of you guys want to race backwards, I once backed up at over 40 mph with more than one trailer (across a bridge mind you). And all I needed was my mirrors and a little help to watch for traffic. :) Wes ...Riiiiiight. lolHoward, Well I admit it involved rails. :) Wes ... LOL and :C How much torque do one of those have?
RedRocket204 01/01/16 07:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1940 Willys diesel COE...

I thought RV park age restrictions were for trailers... not TVs. Also doesn't seem to always be true as I stayed at a pricey place with a 10 year RV age restriction and was in the space right next to a very clean and suu-wheet Avion. Back to thread topic... That is one unique and cool looking rig! Needs a vintage trailer too!
RedRocket204 12/31/15 05:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: For those of you that are "challenged" backing up

Just wait for the responses when an iPhone app is available to control the back up of your truck/trailer while you are standing outside of your truck. :E
RedRocket204 12/28/15 10:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The "Milky Way" test of a boondocking site

Great shot! The shrinking part on the expanded view might be related to the browser one is using. I'm using Chrome and it does originally expand into the current browser dimensions, leave the mouse pointer as a + for the original resolution.
RedRocket204 12/26/15 12:39pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Slide will not move out

I have a TT where a working slide was intermittent via the switch. Finally chased it down to a fouled ground wired into the slide switch. Fixed that ground and it has been working fine ever since.
RedRocket204 12/26/15 08:04am Truck Campers
RE: Slide will not move out

If the manual crank is not working this would not necessarily be an electrical issue. It could be two things, one of them being electrical but sounds more like binding or an alignment issue. The clicking is probably because of the binding to where to slide motor is made to have a clutch similar to a battery operated hand drill.
RedRocket204 12/25/15 11:40am Truck Campers
RE: So lets say you need to bring one side up 3-4 inches

... in my case my ramp was 54" long and 7.5" high at the high end. When my KZ Spree was backed up on to the ramp for maximum lift there was a mere 1/2" clearance between the top of the rear tire and the wheel well while there was in excess of 3" of clearance with the front tire ... clearly the rear tire and it's suspension components were supporting far more load than was the front tire which at this point was supporting very little. ~1" or lower does not equate to 3" - 7.5". I am talking about maybe 1" or less off-level to where adding another lego block can get the trailer off-level in the opposite direction. Again, if a 1" height difference on the same side between front and rear tire/axle is a problem for your trailer... your trailer is hazardous and shouldn't be on the road. You are easily putting more stress on your axles in regards to a height delta every time your TT travels down the road versus having one tire 1" higher on the same side while camping. oh yeah, :R
RedRocket204 12/23/15 06:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Where do you put your generator(s)

Somehow I recall there are trailers called Toyhaulers that store combustion engine vehicles/toys inside the trailer and it doesn't seem much an issue. Yes, some have closed off garages in toy haulers but there are a large amount that don't. Will fuel leave a residual smell if it spills? Sure it will. Is it the end of the world? Only you can decide that. Perhaps YOU should put a small gasoline can under the bed of your trailer in the middle of summer for a couple of days with all the windows completely closed and report back here with how many months it took to get rid of the gas smell.. OK, I will "bite" on this one... but your post was also a bit dramatic, wasn't it? I do put my generator in my TT, non-toyhauler, and transport it that way. I have yet to notice any gasoline smell because if doing that. You make it sound like the world is coming to an end by putting one in there. If one is careful, one shouldn't spill gas to where you have to get rid of your TT because of it. Again, it is up to the individual to decide if it is not acceptable but so many dramatic opinions about doing it.
RedRocket204 12/23/15 04:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Where do you put your generator(s)

Somehow I recall there are trailers called Toyhaulers that store combustion engine vehicles/toys inside the trailer and it doesn't seem much an issue. Yes, some have closed off garages in toy haulers but there are a large amount that don't. Will fuel leave a residual smell if it spills? Sure it will. Is it the end of the world? Only you can decide that.
RedRocket204 12/23/15 02:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: So lets say you need to bring one side up 3-4 inches

If you are a bit OCD about getting the TT completely level, I've noticed at times adding a block to a side that is ~ 1" lower can then make it higher than the other side, throwing off level again. I've found you can offset the slightly off level by only raising 1 of the 2 axles to get a completely side to side level trailer. Which is why my Wood / Lynx system includes a non-Lynx base I can use on the high side for fine tuning side-to-side level. OCD? ... maybe, but if I can do it this easily, why not? As for elevating just one tire on the low side that's not something I would do as it places much more force on the elevated axle vs the non-elevated axle, same as using a ramp ... IMO a poor idea. There is suspension for a reason and I seriously doubt there would be enough measurable increase in force on either axle to make a difference... yes, that is an assumption but your assessment is also an assumption. If the axles were that weak, I think there would be much bigger issues.
RedRocket204 12/23/15 01:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: So lets say you need to bring one side up 3-4 inches

One thing I didn't see mentioned... If you are a bit OCD about getting the TT completely level, I've noticed at times adding a block to a side that is ~ 1" lower can then make it higher than the other side, throwing off level again. I've found you can offset the slightly off level by only raising 1 of the 2 axles to get a completely side to side level trailer. Removing dirt/gravel is the other way which has already been mentioned. I know some will say they don't worry about 1/2 - 1 inch off level...
RedRocket204 12/23/15 09:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Finally Hooked up the new F350 to the Trailer

I bought the truck as a 10+ year investment and made sure to get the camper and 5th-wheel prep package so that the truck could handle any change I make in what type of RV I want in the future. I'm more likely to go truck camper on my next RV, but I wanted the 5th wheel prep on there just in case. Plus I'm sure these options won't hurt resale... Just a FYI on Truck Campers/slide-ins. I've got the '11 version of what looks like the same configuration you have. My payload sticker shows at 3263 lbs. I've been researching on Truck Campers and even with the Camper Package, seems I will still be very limited to what slide-in camper I should be comfortable with. In my research, seems I'm looking at 2000 - 2200 pounds for the truck camper which is almost always a camper without a slide. I will also be looking to tow my lightweight ATV trailer with the camper. All of those really nice Arctic Fox slide-in campers are on the range of 3200 - 4500 pounds dry. Those are more in the range of DRW or 450. Looks like a very nice truck you got there and I really like the color. My truck pulls my 8500-9000 lbs TT, with my 700 lbs ATV in the truck bed, through the high altitude with no problem. This 6.7L motor is very strong.
RedRocket204 12/22/15 07:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: F-250/F-350?

Looks good and again, I'll make the statement that I wish I had gone with Leer versus my Snugtop canopy. I would have loved to have that internal top tray. Would have worked perfect for a surfboard before moving to CO. Not much surfing going on here :( Question on your picture that shows Passenger/Payload info. Says there is room for 6 passengers and you have a Lariat model? Do you have bench seating and not have the front center console?
RedRocket204 12/18/15 12:34pm Tow Vehicles
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