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RE: Global climate change...in Iceland

You guys should maybe post your educational credentials to give your ideas some credibility. There are folks who understand these things. I don't and I doubt there are many here who do. You get cancer, you go to a doctor. You want to file a lawsuit you get a lawyer. You want your kids to have an education, at some point you have to send them to school. And yes, the site is one sided, that's what is meant by consensus. In truth, more and more in the scientific world are admitting that man has nothing to do with Climate change or what ever the crooks are calling it this week. Why do I use "scientists". Those are just after the money. They will say anything to keep the cash flowing. Already been proven. And NO I don't trust the ones begging for money.
Terryallan 03/25/17 06:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Global climate change...in Iceland

The difference is the climate is changing *much* faster now than in history, other than the mass extinction events, which is what we are doing now to ourselves. In truth there is no proof that man is to blame. The climate "scientists" have first been caught, and then admitted to faking the data to keep the money rolling in. And let us not forget that these same Scientists told Nixion that Manhattan Island would be 3 feet under water by the year 2001. Well.... it's NOT, and pretty much ALL the predictions made by the "scientists" have been proven false. is the world changing. yes it is. Are we to blame? Prolly not, unless you count the clear cutting of forest land for Solar farms, and windmills that kill birds
Terryallan 03/25/17 03:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Moab trip canceled due to Ram QC

NAFTA didn't build the truck, neither did Fiat. Dodge PU are still built by the same people, in the same factory as they were before Fiat became the corporate owner of Chrysler. That is not saying that the quality hasn't gone to heck. But bashing Chrysler, Fiat or NAFTA doesn't help get his PU back on the road. Did you offer to pay for overnight delivery of the part you need? Did you talk to the service manager about this? The salesman who sold you the truck? The General manager of the dealership? The regional manager? You seem to have given up too easily. NAFTA because NAFTA made it possible to build the truck in Mexico cheaper.
Terryallan 03/25/17 03:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Nitty gritty about traveling Blue ridge Pkwy in a Class C

As mentioned. Overnighting on the BRP any where but in one of the CG is not allowed. However. the Parkway CGs are primitive, no electricity, No water, no sewer hookup. There are dump stations. and not very expensive. VERY quiet. During the week, and many weekends. you will have them pretty much to yourself. As for fuel. NO!!! there is none for sale on the Parkway. You will have to get off to get it. Google Fuel on the BRP. there is a guide to fuel just off the Parkway. Restaurants as well are just off the Parkway, and there are some really good ones. http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/v.php?pg=178. you should try this site
Terryallan 03/22/17 07:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: SUV tow vehicle

I am thinking about a 2017 GMC Yukon XL Denali it has a 6.2l V-8 with a tow capacity of 8,200lbs. My travel trailer is just under 10,000lbs. What is the general consensus of the SUV pulling my camper? What happens if I was to do this combo? Will I have a real issue? I believe, IF you will read your own post carefully. you will find your answer, and it is DON'T even think about it. Your SUV is overloaded just sitting beside that TT.
Terryallan 03/20/17 03:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking for smaller/lighter TT

Look at Jayco, or APEX
Terryallan 03/19/17 04:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Travel trailer hitch

I just put a little axle grease on it. seems to make it quieter.
Terryallan 03/19/17 04:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2wd or 4x4?

I have owned both, and will stick with a 4x4. Read a few post ago that someone drove on beach sand with a 2 wheel drive. I don't know how they did not get stuck.... .. Think Volkswagen bug cut down into a dune buggy. All you will ever need for any sand. Loads of fun, and will take you anywhere you want to go. Well, Right up until you drive it thru a tidal pool that is deeper than the bug is high. That wall of water coming over the front is downright scary.
Terryallan 03/19/17 04:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mountain Towing Experiences with 1/2 ton & TT

Most important thing to remember. Start down the hill in the gear, and at the speed you want to maintain. Drop to the gear that will best hold the speed you want to use. Even if that is FIRST gear. IF you use the gears correctly, You will NEVER heat up your brakes, and in truth the TT brakes will seldom even come on. Let the ENGINE do your downhill braking. It may turn up some RPM. But that is ok. Let it do its job.
Terryallan 03/18/17 01:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2wd or 4x4?

No you don't need 4x4 to tow. it actually hurts the tow capacity. In 30+ years of towing campers, and boats. I have NEVER needed 4x4, and haven't been stuck, anywhere. even on wet grass. Which I don't understand how that happens, but folks complain about it so I guess it could happen. And you can't use 4x4 on the road any way. However. IF you want 4x4 then get it. It's your money. and you are the only one you have to please. The only time you would need it is after you unhook, and go play in the sand or something. But running up, and down the road . Nah. For a guy with so many opinions, you musnt get out much! Contrary to your belief, there are many locations and situations where no 4wd is a no-go period. Just not the trips to the local state park on a nice summer day.... Been camping for 30 plus years, and towing for 40+ years. Have NEVER needed 4x4 while towing, and I camp at the beach on sand, in the mountains on dirt, grass, what ever. Cross country thru the Rockies, down the Coast highway, thru the Blue Ridge Could be. That since 4x4 vehicles were virtually nonexistent when I started driving. I learned to drive with out it. There are many DRIVERS that learned to drive with out 4x4. And we went EVERYWHERE we wanted to go with out it. Even out on the beach in heavy sand. I guess what I'm saying is. It could be a skill thing. Example. A few years ago we had to park the busses in a wet muddy field. I followed the first buss into the field. He made the turn hit some soft mud, and got stuck. I had to suddenly steer around him, and I drove on until I found some hard ground, and stopped there. Why did he get stuck, and not me?? Same field, same mud. It's a skill thing. Its how we were taught. I got my 4x4 Ram stuck on my street this winter because we had a good 18-20" of heavy wet snow on the ground that particular day, and our county road department generally doesn't plow residential streets. I was able to get it unstuck with a lot of effort. A 2wd truck would have been undrive-able for literally weeks with the winter we had, skill be damned. I had to pull my wife's AWD Pilot out of getting stuck on our street several times. For our family and the areas we drive and conditions we experience, 4WD/AWD is essential on all of our vehicles. Might explain why one can't find 2WD trucks at dealerships around here outside of a few contractor rigs. towed your camper out during the snow did you? As I said. 4x4 is fun. but not needed for towing, and that was the question, and my answere. You will also notice in my first answere. If you want 4x4, your choice. Never said don't buy one. want one get one. it's your money.
Terryallan 03/17/17 08:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2wd or 4x4?

Terry, I've no doubt that you're probably a very good driver, but the "we don't need no fir bu fir cause we used to walk uphill to school in 2' of snow both ways" sounds like something my dad would have said. Rest his soul, he would have been 75 now......so maybe I answered my own question. He never would buy a 4x4. "Waste of money" he'd say. I've driven plenty of 2 wheelers. Studded or chains in the winter. But I discovered how much easier and more confidence inspiring a 4x4 is. Not to mention cooler! Lol I still bet there's places I go that you wouldn't make with a 2 wheeler. Depends how adventurous one is I suppose. Don't hate 4x4. I actually have had many, and have one now. I'm just saying, it isn't needed to tow with. yeah if a person wants to go gully jumping. Good to have. Just not really needed to tow with. I thought, that was the question.
Terryallan 03/17/17 03:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2wd or 4x4?

No you don't need 4x4 to tow. it actually hurts the tow capacity. In 30+ years of towing campers, and boats. I have NEVER needed 4x4, and haven't been stuck, anywhere. even on wet grass. Which I don't understand how that happens, but folks complain about it so I guess it could happen. And you can't use 4x4 on the road any way. However. IF you want 4x4 then get it. It's your money. and you are the only one you have to please. The only time you would need it is after you unhook, and go play in the sand or something. But running up, and down the road . Nah. For a guy with so many opinions, you musnt get out much! Contrary to your belief, there are many locations and situations where no 4wd is a no-go period. Just not the trips to the local state park on a nice summer day.... Been camping for 30 plus years, and towing for 40+ years. Have NEVER needed 4x4 while towing, and I camp at the beach on sand, in the mountains on dirt, grass, what ever. Cross country thru the Rockies, down the Coast highway, thru the Blue Ridge Could be. That since 4x4 vehicles were virtually nonexistent when I started driving. I learned to drive with out it. There are many DRIVERS that learned to drive with out 4x4. And we went EVERYWHERE we wanted to go with out it. Even out on the beach in heavy sand. I guess what I'm saying is. It could be a skill thing. Example. A few years ago we had to park the busses in a wet muddy field. I followed the first buss into the field. He made the turn hit some soft mud, and got stuck. I had to suddenly steer around him, and I drove on until I found some hard ground, and stopped there. Why did he get stuck, and not me?? Same field, same mud. It's a skill thing. Its how we were taught.
Terryallan 03/17/17 12:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2wd or 4x4?

No you don't need 4x4 to tow. it actually hurts the tow capacity. In 30+ years of towing campers, and boats. I have NEVER needed 4x4, and haven't been stuck, anywhere. even on wet grass. Which I don't understand how that happens, but folks complain about it so I guess it could happen. And you can't use 4x4 on the road any way. However. IF you want 4x4 then get it. It's your money. and you are the only one you have to please. The only time you would need it is after you unhook, and go play in the sand or something. But running up, and down the road . Nah.
Terryallan 03/13/17 06:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Awning on new TT.

Golly, none of you must live in rural the midwest where the wind blows. It often comes up suddenly with out warning. I would love to have a electric awning. I don't use my manual one often because I'm so afraid that it will get ripped off of the TT when I am not around. Yes, you can roll the manual one up too but, it does take a little work and finesse to get it rolled up. When the calm wind suddenly comes up to 25 mph (gusts to 30) and you have to run full speed back to the camper and try to get the awning rolled up in a 25 mph (gust to 30) wind it is not fun. FYI. My manual awning in carport position, will take a gust to 30 mph with no problems. The wind ALWAYS blows at the beach, 24/7. the only time we take ours in is when a hurricane passes offshore, or during a SEVERE thunderstorm, usually with tornadoes. Yes then is comes in. and we go to shelter. Other than that. It stays out.
Terryallan 03/13/17 05:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Awning on new TT.

Terryallan, what dealer was this? I agree, they don't know much about camping or their products. Electric awnings can be tied down (just remember to untie it before retracting...lol). Also, they can be tilted. At least on towables and smaller motorhomes. The bigger Class A's may be different. But I know our Class C electric awning can be as we've done it. Terril Camping. but it wasn't one of the regular guys. He looked new.
Terryallan 03/13/17 05:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer Brake / Brake Controller Question

Honestly. I have NEVER been able to lock up the brakes on any of my TT on pavement, with the lever. Not all will. I can do it on gravel. However, I have heard the TT tires cry just before lockup in a hard stop event. For me. that is good enough.
Terryallan 03/12/17 07:16pm Towing
RE: Tire questions

That is a tough question!! OK, money being no object, buy suitable rims to go with tire upgrade. Another thought keep same rims, inflate tires to 60 psi. Another option,forget the Endurance, buy Carlisle, or Provider tires C-rated 50 psi. Jerry Think it is the endurance tires that are rated to a higher MPH. All, or most all trailer tires are rated to 65 MPH. The endurance tire is rated much higher.
Terryallan 03/11/17 06:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Awning on new TT.

I have a manual but sure wouldn't pass up a trailer I like just because it had and electric awning! For us. the way WE camp. It is a deal breaker. If the trailer otherwise meets your needs there's no need to give it a pass because it has a power awning ... just make it part of the deal that the dealer will replace it with a manual awning of your choice. I did just that myself, agreeing to buy a KZ Spree which had a horrible Carefree of Colorado power awning IF he agreed to replace it with a Dometic 8500 manual awning. This he did, no cost to me. Carefree of Colorado Power Awning w/Zero Tilt http://i.imgur.com/FRcRiyyl.jpg"width=400" Dometic 8500 Manual Awning w/Plenty of Tilt http://i.imgur.com/88qFL6Kl.jpg"width=400" Had that camper 6 years, used the Dometic awning in all sorts of weather, just as you describe you prefer to do. :) ask him if they would change it. said no. ask him if I could order one with a manual. said no.
Terryallan 03/11/17 06:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Awning on new TT.

Just the way the market is going I think. Most new models have them. I have a manual but sure wouldn't pass up a trailer I like just because it had and electric awning! For us. the way WE camp. It is a deal breaker. We pretty much only go inside to sleep, or shower. We spend most of our time outside, and we sit under the awning most of that time, and IF I had to roll it up for a rain, or a breeze. It is pretty well useless. and could send us inside. I don't like inside while camping. May as well be at home
Terryallan 03/11/17 01:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Awning on new TT.

He then said. You can't tilt it enough to let the rain runoff. You know the make / model of awning? I ask because I can tilt the Dometic 9100 power awning on my Coachmen at either end ... not quite as much as my previous Dometic 8500 manual awning but it certainly tilts enough that rainwater during even the heaviest downpour will easily run off. No issues at all with mine. :) He was trying to tell me... "I" couldn't tilt mine enough to let the rain run off.
Terryallan 03/11/17 01:25pm General RVing Issues
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