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RE: What is the name of the NC mountain chain where I am at?

Those are the Blue Ridge mountains you see off in the distance. While they are in the Appalachian Mountains. They are the largest chain. They are just called the Blue Ridge mountains just to separate them from the other smaller sections included in the Blue Ridge chain. like the Smokey Mountains. Pisgah, and Shenandoah. I know I am biased. But the truth is. the Blue Ridge Mts are the coolest in the summer, and coldest in the winter. The highest peak East of the Mississippi is located in the Blue Ridge MT. And if you want to camp. There is a Campground every where you look up there. But you got to be ready to climb the hill. No interstates lead you there from Hickory. Best way to go is 321, or 16. You live less than an hour from the BRP and some of the prettiest views in the world. A day trip to go ride the Parkway is such a relaxing getaway. Close enough just to go camp for the weekend, and be there, and setup by dark on Friday after work. Go explore.
Terryallan 10/12/15 08:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bigger Tires?

I am at the point I need almost all new tires, 6 of them. I have 225/75/16 (I think I remembered the #s correct, these are the standard class-c tires) Would going to the next bigger size (larger diameter) help with fuel economy? I have been told it would since the engine running rpm would be lower, but do not have positive proof. If anyone has done this then that would be the person to respond. Yes the engine would be turning less rpms. But it would also be making less power, and you would lose towing capacity, and your engine would be working harder when towing, actually causing MPG to decrease. My TV gains 500lbs of towing capacity just by dropping to 17" tires. Larger/ taller, or shorter tires effectively change the rear gear ratio of the truck.
Terryallan 10/12/15 07:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: F-150 V6 Ecoboost Turbo XLT 8,400 TC

I do believe you will find that the V6 EcoBoost is just as expensive (Actually more) as a V8. You will also find that the V6 Ecoboost has more power than the V8s offered in the F150s. You will also find that the 3.5 V6 EcoBoost has a higher tow capacity than the V8. So yeah. the 3.5 EcoBoost will do all you want, and more. But if the V6 you found is NOT a EcoBoost. You won't be happy
Terryallan 10/11/15 07:56pm Beginning RVing
RE: Check your holding tanks

I keep no less than 5 gal of water in my black tank at all times.
Terryallan 10/10/15 07:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where do y'all use your Golf Carts?

Michael, don't sweat the negative posters. They are uninformed and speaking from ignorance. And the go to a gym comments? That's what you do when you're home. Some of us actually have jobs that keep us fit as well. The last thing I want to do on my relaxing vacation is have any type of a work out. We take ours to any larger campground we go to. Most KOA campgrounds allow carts. The large campgrounds at Myrtle Beach allow carts. Fort Wilderness at Disney. There are a ton of places that allow them. Some do require liability insurance but that's cheap. $95 a year through Progressive. We have a Club Car DS that was rebuilt for us. Silver to match our truck and RV. We love to cruise the large campgrounds and check out everyone else's setups. We are not alone either. Lots of the nicer parks have many campers who enjoy their custom carts that they modify and tweak for fun just like their RV's. We just call before heading to anyplace we haven't been to before to make sure they allow them. The only place we don't take ours is a golf course. Never much cared for the sport... http://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.ford-trucks.com-vbulletin/580x435/80-img_2340_43474d419d86a2289553d06c6b362eff8d1fe25f.jpg This is only partially true. While the large campgrounds at Myrtle allow golf carts. ONLY Ocean Lakes allows you to bring your own. Myrtle Beach Travel Park allow their permanent guests to have them but not the nightly guests. At Pirate Land, and Lake Wood. you must rent carts if you want one. You cannot bring one in. While carts can be fun. They can also be a hassle. We just take our bikes for use in the CG.
Terryallan 10/10/15 07:27pm Toy Haulers
RE: compact fridge

While I can't begin to claim to know your answer. However. My question is. Isn't the Refer going to kill your battery pretty quick??
Terryallan 10/09/15 07:27pm Tech Issues
RE: RV show madness

Always funto see newunits and look for flaws. Am I the only one who believes in saving for, not financing, a new RV? Is there a worse investment on the planet? Maybe a boat. Let us be honest. with RVs costing more than I financed my house for. Not every one can save up 30K+. and one of the good things. You can use the interest for taxes. I finance mine for 12 years, and pay them off early. That way I'm never under water on them. And to be truthful. My Dad was a truck drive. I called him one day, and he said he was going "out", and we would get together when he got home. Well he never came home. He died in a rest area in Nebraska. So ever since that day. IF the kids, DW, or I want to do something, and I can make it happen. Even IF I have to borrow to do it. I do. Do I owe money? Yep. Do I pay it back? Yep. Is my credit good? 802 score. So yep. Do I get to do things I want to now? Most of the time. I may be gone tomorrow, and all that won't matter. Then I'll be debt free. And to answer your next question. DW will be too. To each his own.
Terryallan 10/09/15 05:44pm Beginning RVing
RE: Why don't RVs need an earth ground for AC circuits

It works. that is all I need. Don't make it harder than it has to be. :B
Terryallan 10/09/15 05:30pm Tech Issues
RE: blocked TT wheel

I've done worse. I left the Lock, and chock in. Ruined a tire when it ran over it. I look at everything now.
Terryallan 10/09/15 05:25pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Leaves In the Smokie Mountains

The best leaves are over 4000FT at this time. So you gonna have to go up to see them
Terryallan 10/09/15 01:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric jack

I opted for the Husky 4500 after my OEM provide jack failed. Looked at the Bulldog and the Baker as well but chose the Husky based on reviews, Price and availability I'm all about Availability, I like to buy local when I can. for me the Bulldog is the only one sold locally. There is a "Redneck Trailer supply" (I love that name)just down the road. they sell Bulldog jacks, trailer wheels, axles, and such.
Terryallan 10/09/15 07:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric jack

I've had mine for 5 years. No problems. Took it off first trailer and moved it to new one. Only jack around with a 5 year warranty. I'm happy with mine. Thanks, Helps a lot.
Terryallan 10/09/15 07:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric jack

So, Tell me about "Bulldog" electric tongue jacks They have their ups and downs. :C Thanks ol buddy, ol pal, ol friend O mine:B:B
Terryallan 10/09/15 07:30am General RVing Issues
Electric jack

So, Tell me about "Bulldog" electric tongue jacks
Terryallan 10/08/15 06:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water heater anode rod looks good?

You can use it a little while longer. I would put Teflon tape around the threads.
Terryallan 10/08/15 06:24pm Tech Issues
RE: What's the most "Bang for my Buck" - TT or 5th Wheel?

Personally, I'd look in the 4500 to 5000lb dry range. No more than 5000 dry. Once the TT and the truck are loaded to camp. He will be right where he needs to be. As for the 5th wheel. Just don't
Terryallan 10/08/15 05:50pm Beginning RVing
RE: How'd You Like Driving this puppy down the road?

Good looking camper. And that straight 6 Ford engine is a tough, strong engine, with a ton of torque.
Terryallan 10/08/15 03:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Been thinking about upgrading

I look at dry weight because i know im going to add a thousand pounds of random to it when i travel. so 6500lbs or so is my ideal maximum weight i want to tow due to the capabilities of my truck :-) Same here. Seems easy to do the math :B So what happens when you actually load 1050 pounds? Real world your probbly grossly inaccurate with your 1000 pound guess. And, for you GVWR naysayers all I can tell you is next trip out drive across a set of scales. You just might be in for a real surprise. BTW, my fiver has a GVWR of 13,750 and I generally scale at 13,500 pounds. And we do not load heavy. The OP has been camping for years. He knows how much he adds, Just like I do. Weight my last TT loaded to camp. I actually added only 650lb to the dry weight. Put the same stuff minus a little in this one. Experience will win out. And like I said. The GVWR is a totally useless number. UNLESS it is very close to the dry weight. Yellow sticker dry will get you in the ballpark
Terryallan 10/08/15 11:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Been thinking about upgrading

Why is it people look at unrealistic terms like "dry" or "shipping" weights when looking for an RV? No one has ever towed a "dry" trailer. You need to start thinking in terms like fully loaded in your research. No you don't tow it dry. However few if any tow it loaded to the GVWR. The yellow sticker dry weight just gives you a place to start. Real handy information. No use in buying a trailer that is close to you max tow cap dry. Example. Mt TT yellow sticker weight is 4800lb. GVWR is 7400 lb. BTW the 7400lb number is a totally useless number. It will NEVER even get close. The loaded weight of my TT is less than 6000lbs. That is why you need to know the dry weight. so you will have an idea of what it will weigh loaded ready to camp.
Terryallan 10/08/15 09:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Coleman Lemon!!!!

So you are angry with CW for Coleman's (Dutchmen/Thor) inability to construct a trailer correctly? You should contact the maker directly and have them recommend someone who can diagnose and repair the problem. CW would never be my 1st choice for service related matters. I like them for accessories/common parts but not sales or service. CW had nothing to do with the construction of that TT, Coleman has all the responsibility through the warranty supplied to make it right. I know exacty who made the trailer, you could go on to say Coleman didnt make the water pump that went out and flooded my floor, or Coleman didnt make the furnace that shorted out and so on...and therefore it is not CW fault. If you buy a car from a dealer and have issues you deal with that dealer until you no longer get satisfaction, or the dealer has done all they can do. I have emailed and called the Dutchman and have recieved the generic smoke blowing "we will document all this if you have future problems" speach. So...here I am. it is a product line that CW has chosen to sell and represent so YES it is their responsibility to do their part in making it right! Also this is just how I feel, no disrespect intended to a senior member trying to help. Coleman did not make your trailer. Coleman had nothing to do with it. The only thing Coleman did was lease their name to Dutchman. Coleman makes nothing, absolutely nothing. they just rent their name. This is one of the reasons you never just buy the name. Coleman hasn't made any kind of camper for 50 years. Having said all that. I hope it all works out to your satisfaction. And no. YOU should not lose any more money on this.
Terryallan 10/08/15 09:41am Camping World RV Sales
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