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RE: Ford is raising their fuel capacities.

I dont see it? Carrying around another 500 pounds, cost, letting it get contaminated with moisture, all for what? Save three cents at the pump? Drive an extra 300 miles? My backside is ready for a break after 300 miles, and there is always fuel available in that distance. Except maybe on the ice roads of northern Canada. Just because there is 48 gallon capacity doesn't mean you have to fill it... but, I welcome the size increase. Transfer flow tanks or larger aftermarket tanks wouldn't exist if people didn't want that extra capacity and everyone has their own wants.
RedRocket204 08/27/16 08:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Where's everyone camping for the total eclipse of the Sun?

Thanks for posting this!
RedRocket204 08/23/16 08:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Yeti coolers?

Yeti cooler, expensive, heavy. Not much room inside. Frozen water (ice)....$1.50 a bag, dollar general store It's the convenience of not having to constantly replace ice is what makes the more expensive coolers worth it. Notice I didn't directly state Yeti coolers even though I have one.
RedRocket204 08/19/16 01:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Yeti coolers?

Are they worth the high price? I have a 20 year old Coleman Extreme that holds ice for 5+ days in high 80s and 90s. WalMart now has a look-a-like to a Yetti for way less bucks. A friend has each & says no difference in performance. I am just too cheap to use anything but old school Coleman. Yup. Had a friend do a side by side comparison of the Ozark sealed tumbler to a Yeti sealed tumbler. The tumblers look surprisingly alike but he put the same amount of ice in each, sealed them with the lids, set them side by side and waited for the ice to melt. The Ozark slightly outlasted the Yeti. I have had a Yeti cooler for a couple of years now but I didn't directly pay for it, used some airline miles to buy it. It is nice but I think they are way over-priced. If I were buying a Yeti style cooler, I would probably try the Ozark.
RedRocket204 08/19/16 01:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Mt. Hood, Oregon worth a couple of days?

While in OR, consider going to the John Day Fossil Beds NP: Painted Hills Unit. https://www.nps.gov/joda/planyourvisit/ptd-hills-unit.htm When we went there, we only saw a handful of people and it is an amazing and scenic area. You can stay in Dayville at the Fish House Inn and RV Park although there are only 6 RV spots so make reservations. For an additional day trip, head north to the orchards to pick Rainier cherries or other summer fruits. Hang out at the John Day River or go into Fossil and dig for plant fossils at the high school for a small donation. Great place to unwind and relax as the speed of things are well under the speed limit ;)
RedRocket204 08/17/16 11:25am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone, Cheyenne

We didn't do Cheyenne, except to drive through it during a howling (like 40 mph) cross-wind, driving as fast as we could to outrun a national news-worthy storm with grapefruit-sized hail just off to the left! So someone else will have to fill in the details for that stop. Nope, you just about covered Cheyenne in full. ;)
RedRocket204 08/17/16 11:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bumper carrier fail..

has anyone ever heard of these or use them? Not sure how that strengthens the thin sheet metal of the "bumper"/hose holder. i.e. It doesn't. Many reports and pictures of the thin metal peeling away like paper when enough force is present. It doesn't strengthen the metal, it bolts to the frame and supports the thin tube, so where it is welded to the frame doesn't tear! The tube can still twist. Yup, that was actually my point as those braces are not going to prevent a failure... might prolong it some but not prevent.
RedRocket204 08/16/16 07:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bumper carrier fail..

has anyone ever heard of these or use them? Not sure how that strengthens the thin sheet metal of the "bumper"/hose holder. i.e. It doesn't. Many reports and pictures of the thin metal peeling away like paper when enough force is present.
RedRocket204 08/16/16 08:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Bumper carrier fail..

There are 2 kinds of bumpers on RV's. One that has failed and one that hasn't failed yet Fixed that for ya! ;)
RedRocket204 08/15/16 10:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Needing to transport golf cart

Probably not the option you want to hear but you also could sell the 5th, purchase a TT and use your truck bed for golf cart transport. Many do this with an ATV/SxS, myself included. If this is of interest to you, there is also a very nice truck bed cover made by Diamondback which leaves lockable storage for the truck bed while having the toy loaded on top - diamondbackcovers.com (atv-carrier). Some might find loading/unloading with this a bit scary so it can be done with a winch.
RedRocket204 08/08/16 01:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slideout override

Another item to check... my slide switch was wired where the ground was off of the chassis and that connection was extremely loose. I removed it, cleaned it and then tightened it back down and it started working properly again. But as other's have noted, my manual slide over-ride is also on the opposite side of the slide and requires the removable crank arm to bring it in manually.
RedRocket204 08/06/16 07:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Could you please help my son ..Colorado trip planning advice

The mention of Taylor Park reminds me, next weekend, from August 11-14th, there is a RZR Forums ride sponsored by Polaris going on. So the roads in/out of Taylor Park may be pretty busy, at least right before and right after, along with the trails around there. It's a decent sized event, last year close to 650 people, with over 300 RZRs. So yeah, not really a place to go if you're there to enjoy the quiet wilderness :) I was actually out there 2 summers ago when that event was going on and we weren't there for the Rzr event. Myself and two other friends just happened to plan our ATV trip during the same time and believe it or not, it really wasn't as crowded as you might think. The main dirt road in the mornings and evenings did have trains of OHVs going by but on trail, we didn't run into very many people and we still had a blast. However, I would not go there anytime expecting peace and quiet as it is a very popular OHV area and there are plenty of other places to go in CO for peaceful area. Per the comment about what rights it is the age old story of people being extremely selfish where things should only be the way they want it. Whatever happened to setting land aside for everyone to enjoy what they enjoy doing, so long as you are not breaking laws? I fly fish, mountain bike, mountaineer/hike too and many would have trails banned for those as well. Should we start going after equestrians and banning them? What about hiking? Seems many hikers use trails and cause damage and then aren't out there doing trail maintenance. What about the cars being used to get to a trail head, aren't those polluting causing damage? Where does it end? Best solution is having area for everyone to equally enjoy even if the areas are separated into specific outdoor activities. /soapbox rant
RedRocket204 08/05/16 04:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Telluride CO and UTV's

Where the Telluride is a pain came from I have no idea because they were great about UTV's based on my experience and what I saw there. It's because things have changed in CO in only the past year. I forget exactly where it was stated but CO is allowing the towns to chose to relax the guidelines allowing ATVs, UTVs or both to use public roads within that towns jurisdiction. But again, dependent on the town as it is not a state control item. There is talk of mandatory ATV/UTV(SxS) licensing/registration for plating all OHV vehicles in CO so things are most likely to continue to change here.
RedRocket204 08/03/16 09:34am Toy Haulers
RE: Could you please help my son ..Colorado trip planning advice

Not fly fishing will leave him mainly to larger lakes, not the remote high country ones, which the larger lakes will generally have people. Make sure when he is buying his fishing license, that he gets the regulations also as there are many, many spots in CO where it is fly fishing catch and release only or other areas that are also non-bait fishing. Also know that rivers can have different regulations depending on the part of the river you are on. CO is very particular about lessening fishing impact in certain areas and it is up to the fisherman to know the regulations and abide by them. "I didn't know" will not help if you are violating the regulations. Lakes are generally more for bait fishing. If he will be trying to find more remote, high country lakes, those are not really very good for fishing and may not even have fish in them. Per the area recommendations, around Buena Vista/Salida would be a good area to go to and not too far west.
RedRocket204 08/03/16 08:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Bike Rack mount Update W/Rack

How much extra clearance do you need for the handle bars so you do not have to loosen and turn the bars? Did you try swapping the bikes to see if the other bike's bars are shorter? If you could get by with shorter bars and brake/shifters have room to slide in a bit, use a pipe cutter to the bars equally on each side to make slightly shorter.
RedRocket204 08/01/16 11:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rocky Mtn area campgrounds.

Thanks again guys. so I`ve been doing some thinking. sounds like Estes is just OK. Now I`m also thinking of maybe Aspen, Breckenridge, Telluride and Vail. What do you guys think of these? Very hard to disagree with what Bionic Man and 4runnerguy have stated as CO deserves it's own lengthy time. However, I get it too if you have something stuck in your mind and you are determined. If that is the case and you are intent on visiting CO, what you have mentioned are all great places to visit but those towns are too spread out to spend any quality time in even two of them with the timeframe you have stated. Unless you are throwing those options out there and only choosing one of them? My personal order of preference for those towns: Telluride, Breckenridge, Aspen and then Vail. The margin is very close though and none of those places are bad. But, visiting X location, you'll also want to visit on the same trip: Telluride - Ouray, Silverton, Durango and possibly Mesa Verde Breckenridge - Keystone, Frisco, Dillon/Silverthorne and maybe Leadville Aspen and Vail can be doable on the same trip but don't miss Glenwood Springs if you do either Aspen/Vail. Another couple awesome places are Crested Butte and Steamboat but those are not close to each other. And there are still more unique CO places to go visit.
RedRocket204 08/01/16 09:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Moab

Moab will still be warm in September but keep in mind Spring and Fall are the prime times in Moab as the weather is a bit nicer. Check Moab's visitor website to find out if there are any major events during the time you intend on visiting. If there is a major event, make sure you try and get reservations as spots can fill up quick and you may have trouble finding a spot. You def want electric at a minimum for AC usage as it can get hot but with temps starting to cool into Fall, you may not need to use the AC but better to have the option than not. I've stayed at both Slick Rock Campground and Archview RV Resort. Slick Rock has a lot more large trees with shade but the sites are somewhat tight and is all dirt. It was a little cheaper than Archview. IIRC, Slick Rock Campground is one of the older RV parks so that is why they have more tree coverage. Archview is newer so the trees aren't as big but the sites are a bit wider and also all gravel/dirt. It is a nice place and people are friendly. Both locations have full hook-ups available and are fine places to stay.
RedRocket204 07/30/16 09:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rocky Mtn area campgrounds.

I'm completely in agreement with Busskipper, Estes Park used to be a really nice place but it has become so much about the money, you really do not get the CO experience there anymore. I have no desire to ever visit Estes Park again after my last visit there 4 years ago.
RedRocket204 07/26/16 03:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Water tank issue

I would say go for it as it looks fairly simple to do and you could save some money in the process.
RedRocket204 07/24/16 12:08pm Beginning RVing
RE: Water tank issue

Probably do not need to replace it, only "adjust" or repair. Repairing the city water check valve
RedRocket204 07/24/16 11:05am Beginning RVing
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