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RE: Driving - Day or Night

Guess I'm not in the majority collecting SS. Still working for a living, raising a family. Since we want the kids to see America we suck it up and drive. From before dawn to well after dark. 800-900 mile day if thats what it takes to get home. Of course I'd prefer less than 400/day but I don't get that much paid time off. We did 5300 miles this last trip over 16 days. Kids got to experience and learn so much – locks on the Mississippi, dawn over the Missouri River, Minute Man II Missle NHS, Badlands NP, Mt. Rushmoore, Deadwood, Sturgis, Bighorn Mtns, Shell Canyon, Cody, Yellowstone NP, West Yellowstone, Grand Tetons. Not once did I hear a are we there yet. Amazing experience fishing with my kids on the Yellowstone River while watching a eagle soar overhead and a American Bison grazing in the distance. A couple years ago we decided if we want the kids to see and learn, that we just had to do it. Last year was Acadia, Maine coast. No telling where next year takes us. We'll join the rest of you taking it easy in retirement (hopefully).
camperfamily 09/18/16 09:12pm Beginning RVing
RE: Casey Nocket sentenced for making her mark!

Thank you RGar974417. Do not judge many by the actions of 1.
camperfamily 06/21/16 09:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rapid city SD to Cody WY

I have pulled our old trailer over 14 and plan to take our 5ver over it this summer. I find it a beautiful drive and just take it slow. However, its not for everyone.
camperfamily 06/20/16 09:48pm Roads and Routes
RE: *FINAL UPDATE* Stuck in Newton NJ with a blown transmission

Ask the owners of the campground. They are good people from what I know. They may be able to offer a recommendation. Unless under warranty that is. If your warranty is done with Jasper I'd personally think about finding a Chevy dealer and getting a factory reman installed. Good luck.
camperfamily 05/22/16 09:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How do you get a a canoe on your truck?

We have a 17' Old Town which is darn heavy. It goes on the roof of our F350, yakima rack at the back of the cab and a T/ goal post off the front hitch. My DW and I flip it over, set on end over the side of the bed. Wife get in the truck and lifts to roof height wile I lift the other end over my head and walk it around to set down on the T rack. Secure with straps, done. We also carry 3 or 4 bikes on a pin box mounted bike rack on the 5ver. Canoe tail clears the bikes by about 8-10". It all fits, but now I need to add a kayak to the mix. We sure look interesting going down the road! Did I mention the canoe is bright red?
camperfamily 05/16/16 09:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing a 13,500 dry weight 5er?

Currently tow a 10K 5ver and would go up to 13-14K with my SRW LBCC F350. Perhaps a dually would be more stable but my truck is also my DD in the suburbs around NYC. It does the job for us, and the 2013 does it a LOT better than the 2002 did it in terms of ability to handle the weight. I would NOT use a 250 for that trailer, though many do just that.
camperfamily 04/28/16 08:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RVing with an Infant

Both our kids have camping since infants. I can't imagine why not to RV with them. Pack up and have a great time.
camperfamily 03/20/16 08:01pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Starting from scratch! Which model of van do you recommend?

The 1500 Chevy Express van, if it offers enough capacity for your needs, also was/is available with factory all wheel drive. Just thow'in something else out there.
camperfamily 02/06/16 03:25pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: 7.3L vs. the latest 6.7L - Thoughts? Comparisons? Gripes?

I went from a '02 7.3 to a '13 6.7. World of difference. Much, much quieter and the power available is still putting a smile on my face while towing even two years later. Other than paying for it I have no regrets. Getting about 1mpg better in daily driving, and perhaps a half better towing. On hills that would have the 7.3 wide open at 62 the 6.7 stays in high gear at 70 and I can pick up speed, especially if I let it drop 1 gear to 5th. I've had a couple things done under warranty - EGT sensors (2) and a water pump at developed a weep at the shaft. Had the DEF gauge get out of whack and the dealer reset it for me; I've learned to wait til it asked for fluid and all has been good. 44k on it now. One thing I was REALLY disappointed with one the '13 is the **** shocks. Totally shot with just over 20k. Actually caused the front tires to cup. The newer front suspension is really nice too compared to the leaves on the '02.
camperfamily 02/02/16 09:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Long Bed or Short Bed PU for towing a fifth wheel?

Long for me, but I like being able to load the bed with things other than my hitch. Like full sheets of 4x8. And for firewood, fewer trips saves time and fuel. Plus, I couldn't have the canoe on the roof of the truck and the bike rack on the pin box with a SB. End of the day it is up to you – personal choice.
camperfamily 01/17/16 09:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Can it be done safely?

You don't say if its a FWD or AWD model. I suspect you'd find it lacking of power without running u to high RPMs. You may only like it for closer to home ventures. FWIW I pulled a 3500# TrailManor with a V6 Ford Ranger for thousands of miles from the east coast through the Rockies. I was always satisfied with the combo. I did have realistic expectations of it.
camperfamily 12/29/15 07:30pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: F-250/F-350?

Physically there isn't much difference. But the story is in the payload like a lot of other said.
camperfamily 11/14/15 02:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Modification ideas for boondocking

For the cat heater look up Platinum Cat - they offer a model that vents the combustion byproducts outside the trailer. Would likely be my first choice to keep the excess moisture and potential CO from combustion under control.
camperfamily 10/06/15 08:58pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 7.3l owners 203 degree thermostat

What ChooChooMan74 said. 203° stat for the 7.3 Ford is a common mod.
camperfamily 09/28/15 08:03pm Tow Vehicles
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