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RE: Guitar playing

So I'm just starting my RVing life. Wife & I just want to see the sites in America. I enjoy playing around on my guitar. Not that I'm good. I just enjoy it. I'm hoping that while we're out, if I just drag my guitar out & start playing it will lead to something. Am I overly optimistic, naive??? What should I expect? How could i make this work? Honestly. at least in the South. If your guitar is acoustic, You will draw a crowd. Every where we have been, when a guitar come out the migration to that campfire begins. One special night stands out. While camping on the Blue Ridge Parkway, at Linville Falls. I grabbed my Dulcimer started to our friends site, and saw another camper inside with their Guitar. Hollered at them and we sat, played, and sang for hours. He was much better than me, but it didn't seem to matter. We played until we noticed the Ranger standing there. We offered to stop, and he said no go ahead. The whole CG is here anyway. It was a magical night. nothing planned, no fussin, just playing what the crowd ask for. Him more than me. Thing is. The best times just happen, you can't plan them. So take the Guitar, play softly, and folks will join you. And yes. Some will be really good. and yes, You will get better.
Terryallan 01/17/17 07:52pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Long checkout lines at CW

Sadly every one does it, and Lowe's Hardware is one of the worse. no better than CW. We just say no.
Terryallan 01/17/17 05:31pm Good Sam Club
RE: time for a new (or new-ish) truck

Ford F-150 with the 5.0 is a great truck especially if you can find one with a 3.73 rear end. It'll give you the towing performance while also still providing good fuel mileage. Yep. Mine has the 3.73, and it goes up the hill better than you can believe. It is simply great towing a 31' 6000+lb TT MPG towing is not better than most others, around 10 MPG, Non towing highway is around 20. I have the 7350 GVWR package. 1650 LB of payload. Could have more if it wasn't 4x4.
Terryallan 01/17/17 05:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Which Screw Gun for Jacks?

I use a 24 volt, 450 inch pound DeWalt. I bought it to raise the roof on the pup. and it would...2 times before battery drain. then it would need to be recharged. when using it to lower the stabilizer jacks. I have to be careful NOT to lift the TT off the ground
Terryallan 01/14/17 07:16am Tech Issues
RE: Looking for a new destination advice

Could always try the mountains. The NC high country, and the Gatlinburg TNN area have every thing MB has. Just no ocean., and it will be cooler, at least in the High country.
Terryallan 01/13/17 11:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best route from Lander WY to Charlotte NC

IF you run I-40 in to NC. Were I you. I would catch I-26, and run it to I-85, and then in to Charlotte.
Terryallan 01/09/17 06:59pm Roads and Routes
RE: Trailer Length/Weight Recommendations

The GVWR is the more useless number for most people. 95% of TTs will NEVER be loaded to their GVWR. THAT IS IMO A TRUE "WAG" with I bet over 75% of the trailers having a CCC in the 1500 to 2000lb maybe 2500lb range and I bet a lot are loaded a lot closer to their GVWR than most realize. I would wager a small bet that most have closer to 1500lbs for say 4 people than 1000lbs. Larry weighed mine. GVWR 7500lb. 4810lb dry, yellow sticker. Loaded ready to camp 5600lb. So I only added 790lb. and that includes, propane, battery, pots pans, sheets, blankets, cuttlrey, toothbrushes, sheetes, towels, pillows, 10 folding chairs, hammock, and stand, grill, campstove, coolers, 3 folding tables, cooler stands, awning matt, dishes, sewer hose, fresh water hose, various board games, trash cans and some clothes, and a spare tire real easy to do. We can from popups, so everything is light, and compact
Terryallan 01/07/17 02:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: 1st Travel Trailer

Besides the required things like sewer hose fresh water hose, and leveling blocks, blankets, sheets, and cookware. Get stuff for the kids to play, Games, books, tea sets, toy cars, what ever they like to play. We never do movies, cause we just don't go camping to sit inside, and watch TV. Playing games, and reading with the kids is a GREAT way to make GREAT memories. and to teach them to think for themselves. Also. Let them use their imagination, and make up their own games.
Terryallan 01/07/17 09:12am Travel Trailers
RE: All GM trucks combined sell more than Ford.

Sad when you have to start adding EVERYTHING GM makes just to beat out ONE style truck from ford when looking across all truck sales and brands it is reasonable to count any vehicle that is legally defined under regulations as a 'truck'. You mean like Explorers, Escapes, Transit, Equinox, Suburbans, Traverse, Acadia, those kind of trucks? Yes, they are classified legally, as trucks. But are not counted in this instance, because they do not compete with 150s, 250s, 350s or 1500s, 2500s, or 3500s
Terryallan 01/07/17 09:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer Length/Weight Recommendations

My point is the dry weight means absolutely nothing. You need to know the gross weight of the trailer, the GVWR, which is the only number that matters. Of course dry weight matters and in many cases is a lot more relevant that GVWR when CCC is WAY more than any reasonable person would use. Add 1000 lbs to the trailer's UVW and for most that will at least put them in the ball park of what the trailer will typically average loaded and ready to camp. To the OP - check out my gallery and you'll see my own custom version of a towing weight calculator I use for my own 2005 Avalanche. If it interests you PM with an email addy that accepts attachments and I'll send you a copy in .xls format you can then modify with your own numbers. FWIW I've been towing for 10 yrs with a 2006 Silverado and our current 2005 Avalanche and wouldn't tow any more than 6000 lbs loaded & ready to camp. Less is always better though and our current Coachmen at ~ 4600 loaded is definitely an easier tow than our previous 5500 lb KZ Spree. Any thoughts you can tow much more than this will just be in your imagination. :W I totally agree with this. A dry weight is a good starting point to get the loaded weight of "stuff" where a user wants it. Yep. you have to know how much it weighs BEFORE you start loading it. Many will be too heavy dry. and it truth. The GVWR is the more useless number for most people. 95% of TTs will NEVER be loaded to their GVWR.
Terryallan 01/07/17 08:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Weight equalizer hitch

If you have doubts, try it. See what happens, and give us a report back. ;) I can only add. IF YOU LIVE thru it. Report back
Terryallan 01/06/17 04:04pm Towing
RE: Trailer Length/Weight Recommendations

Having towed with a 8000lb rated TV. were I you. I try to keep it under 6500lb, LOADED ready to camp. Length not that important. you will run out of weight long before you run out of length
Terryallan 01/06/17 03:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: All GM trucks combined sell more than Ford.

To GM this is what matters. Not bragging about f150s being number 1 for 40 some years. Colorado and Canyon when added to Silverado and sierra outsell ford each month. Oh, and when GMs new 4500 and up trucks come out in the next year, those numbers can be added to the rest of their trucks. Trust me when Ford brings back the ranger, it will cut into F150 sales. Add up all ford truck. Add up all GM trucks. Now that's How it should be. Funny how GM sells more cars and trucks in America than Ford and Toyota. Its all in perspective. Sad when you have to start adding EVERYTHING GM makes just to beat out ONE style truck from ford
Terryallan 01/06/17 03:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Beach campsite

Also. IF a small quiet CG is what you want. you could try Surf City Family CG on topsail Island NC. Again, Just across the dunes from the beach. It is VEREY small, and really all it has is a GREAT beach. It is about 45 minutes North of Wilmington NC. We really like it. Topsail Island... we used to go their for summer vacations when I first got married. BEAUTIFUL island, we would stay along the top third of the island where it was more remote and it was amazing. Very quiet and very few people on the beach. You could set your chairs and shelter up at the beginning of the week and leave it there until you left. The campground, if I remember, is across the street from the beach and requires crossing a busier 2 lane 45 mph roadway. Also, that campground used to be PACKED in every summer. But man, what a wonderful location. It was a 7 hour drive from the DC area but was so amazing. When our kids get older, we are planning to go back to the area again. Good call, I forgot about this area! No. you are thinking of Rodgers Bay. It is indeed across the road. Surf City is on the ocean side. It is TINY. Barely a sign. Only has around 25 or 30 sites. no pool, Just a place to setup across the dunes from the water. Ran by a Christian family. Closer to surf City than Rodgers Bay. Google Earth shows it. Last I heard. You had to be a member to stay in Rodgers Bay. Tried to sell me one any way Topsail also has Black Beard's treasure, and Lainer's CGs. Both on the Intercoastal waterway.
Terryallan 01/06/17 09:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best way to stabilize 40' travel trailer from shaking

Easiest way. Put jacks on both sides (fore, and aft)of the tires, and take the weight slightly off the suspension. If any weight is left on the suspension. It will still bounce.
Terryallan 01/05/17 08:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Beach campsite

Not sure Myrtle Beach is what you are looking for. But they do have campsites just across the dunes from the beach. there are walkways across the dunes. You can get sites less than 50 feet from a dune crossing to the beach. the dunes are high enough that you really can't see the beach at every CG except Apache. you can sit on your site and see the beach from many site at Apache. and yes "some" CGs have traffic all night. but PirateLand strictly enforces quiet time, and there is no crusing after quiet time. Also. IF a small quiet CG is what you want. you could try Surf City Family CG on topsail Island NC. Again, Just across the dunes from the beach. It is VEREY small, and really all it has is a GREAT beach. It is about 45 minutes North of Wilmington NC. We really like it.
Terryallan 01/05/17 08:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: F-Series trucks # 1 for 40 years

Ford has been good for me... Back during the recession when the big three were looking for a bailout, I was impressed by Ford's position and decided to back them. I bought 5000 shares at $1.59 (against my broker's better judgment, "you're throwing your money away") now it's $13.17 (now back to investment grade and paying dividends again). I know I should be shrewd and divest, but with the new models coming out and the investment in electrics I'm going to let it ride. I've alway owned Fords both personally and in my company, they've served me well. You do know Ford ended up taking money from the government right? Originally they approached the government like all others asking for $9 Billion, but changed their mind when they got a slick idea. They instead borrowed almost $6 Billion from the Energy Department instead of going through TARP (The Bailout Program). They could then say that they didn't have to take bailout money. Ford Credit received almost $16 billion from the government. Ford's financial arm borrowed more than any other competitor. The fact is everybody got bailed out in one way or another. A lot of difference between a LOAN, and a Bailout. they also took out the loan long before the bailout. I have a loan for my house. Trust me. It is NOT a bailout. From Investopedia: "What is a 'Bailout' A bailout is a situation in which a business, an individual or a government offers money to a failing business to prevent the consequences that arise from the business's downfall. Bailouts can take the form of loans, bonds, stocks or cash. They may require reimbursement. Bailouts have traditionally occurred in industries or businesses that are perceived as no longer being viable or are sustaining huge losses." It wasn't free money that the government was handing out. They wanted it back and still do. These were always meant to be loans. GM was paying something like 7 percent on their loan which they paid back in full. Actually they did not pay it all back. We went 11.2 Billion in the hole on the deal. seems GM paid back a huge part of the bailout with stocks. and the stocks are not worth enough money to cover the Bailout. so again. The US taxpayer took a 11.2 billion dollar bath. GM went bankrupt, screwed it's stock holders, and there we are.
Terryallan 01/05/17 07:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F-Series trucks # 1 for 40 years

Unless GM's sales numbers are combined with Chevy's when comparing it doesn't mean much to me. Ford still wins. Ford for 2016....820,799 Chevy for 2016...574,876 GMC..............221,680 total........... 796,556...........for a minus of 24,243 Me I don't care. I'm old, and unless this truck goes up in smoke or worse. I have bought my last one., and in truth they all do a good job at what they are supposed to do. BTW. I did not post the Ram because that wasn't ask. but it was between the Chevy, and GMC Unless you are just considering full size you are forgetting the almost 150,000 Colorado and canyon. And I wasn't counting vans, or SUVs either, All classified as trucks. The numbers were only about F series, and their direct competition. Colorado, and Canyon are not in that class.
Terryallan 01/05/17 07:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Locked or Unlocked

Trick is. Just don't leave anything you want to keep in there. But then there is always the punks that just walk up, and break the glass with out trying the doors first. Quicker that way
Terryallan 01/05/17 10:09am General RVing Issues
RE: F-Series trucks # 1 for 40 years

Ford has been good for me... Back during the recession when the big three were looking for a bailout, I was impressed by Ford's position and decided to back them. I bought 5000 shares at $1.59 (against my broker's better judgment, "you're throwing your money away") now it's $13.17 (now back to investment grade and paying dividends again). I know I should be shrewd and divest, but with the new models coming out and the investment in electrics I'm going to let it ride. I've alway owned Fords both personally and in my company, they've served me well. You do know Ford ended up taking money from the government right? Originally they approached the government like all others asking for $9 Billion, but changed their mind when they got a slick idea. They instead borrowed almost $6 Billion from the Energy Department instead of going through TARP (The Bailout Program). They could then say that they didn't have to take bailout money. Ford Credit received almost $16 billion from the government. Ford's financial arm borrowed more than any other competitor. The fact is everybody got bailed out in one way or another. A lot of difference between a LOAN, and a Bailout. they also took out the loan long before the bailout. I have a loan for my house. Trust me. It is NOT a bailout.
Terryallan 01/05/17 10:05am Tow Vehicles
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