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RE: Miracle Whip vs. mayonnaise- what's your flavour...?

Duke's Mayonnaise. Its a southern thing.
lawnspecialties 08/28/17 12:13pm Around the Campfire
RE: New F350/450 vs used F450 or Ram3500

The F450's turning radius can't be beat, always fun to watch my buddies have to do a 3 point turn in their 3500s where I can just do a u-turn. As far as expensive tires are concerned, they last many more miles than the 17s do, and they are great looking wheels. Great points. The turning radius still surprises me sometimes.
lawnspecialties 08/25/17 07:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New F350/450 vs used F450 or Ram3500

Now the F450 vs F350 is an interesting question. From my understanding the difference is the 450 has bigger brakes, 19" wheels, heavier axles, the 4.3 gears, wider track front end for easier turning, and a few other things. The bigger brakes and easier turning appeal to me. The rougher ride and more expensive 19" tires do not. Tough call, but I still remember my 1997 Chevy Tahoe with the crappy undersized GM brakes. I literally ended up in the middle of the intersection multiple times when attempting to stop from no more than 45 mph. That bloody thing was so under-braked it was a hazard on the road. My wife drove that thing once and she swore she'd never ride in it again. The ride in my F450 is really good empty. Even better loaded. Yes, it has the G rated 19.5" tires but to meet the FAWR and RAWR, it calls for 80 psi in the rear tires and 90 psi in the fronts. I run about 5-10 psi over that and it rides rather nice; especially for a dually. I just love the look of the 450 better than the 350. Yes, its just a few minor things but the bigger wheels and the wider front end make the truck look beefier. Yes, that's just my vanity but I like it. If Ford would make an F450 with a 3.55 or 3.73, I would gladly take the lesser tow rating. Driving today unloaded, it was turning 2500 rpm's at 80 mph. It turns around 2200 rpm's around 70mph. That's not terrible.
lawnspecialties 08/25/17 07:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bed Use with 5th Wheel Trailer???

My four wheel chocks and the six big blocks I use underneath all my landing gear legs. One more thing to remember. Especially when putting stuff in the back of the bed, be sure its not in the way that it could snag your 7-pin cord or even worse, your breakaway cable.:E
lawnspecialties 08/25/17 07:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New F350/450 vs used F450 or Ram3500

Lexx. For starters, I hate the adaptive cruise control. I figured out how to turn that off real quick. But if you like it, that's what matters here. Are the "do dads" as you say worth it to go an extra $20,000? As a new F450 owner, I'd say most likely not. The blind spot monitor still works if I have the camper in tow. But it shows me if someone is in my blind spot of the truck. If someone is down beside the Vengeance, I can see them in the mirror. I bought my truck because I like the "truck". Not so much all the fancy things. Many of the extras can be annoying. Mechanically, I wouldn't change a thing except as 4x4ord said, the 4.30 is a total waste for towing 18,000 lbs. My 2015 F350 with the 3.55s was just as good towing our camper and in some instances, I'd liked it even better. But to get the 19.5 wheels and wider front end, you need to get the F450. But again, A 3.55 or 3.73 would make so much more sense for what I'm hauling.
lawnspecialties 08/24/17 05:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Rapter 428SP

For us, the side patio of our camper is our favorite feature. No matter how tight the campground is, we always have room for at least one patio. We spend a LOT of time on it. Congrats.
lawnspecialties 08/22/17 08:27pm Toy Haulers
RE: little league world series

How about that NC team from Greenville? :)
lawnspecialties 08/21/17 11:43am Around the Campfire
RE: Solar eclipse Canada

Agreed. At least 100 miles from here.
lawnspecialties 08/16/17 06:49pm Around the Campfire
RE: Solar eclipse Canada

It blows me away the extra hype. Yes, its a rarity and a really cool sight. But our local news recently had someone from the power company talking about the things they have to prepare for with the eclipse since their solar panels will only get about 5% sun. I guess a really dark, stormy day doesn't compare? Then today while traveling down the highway near home, the big LED road warning signs were posting: "Solar Eclipse August 21. Plan Ahead". For what? Turning on my headlights?
lawnspecialties 08/15/17 07:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: Ocean Lakes Family Campground - HOLY GOLF CARTS!!!!!!

I've heard many good things about Pirateland and Lakewood. I have a co-worker who loves Pirateland. But I just don't see the big site problem. You can see in my pic, a 44' camper, a golf cart, my truck, and at least ten more feet of grass. Plus, my camper and golf cart are on concrete. That's our preference. Fortunately, there are at least six or more campgrounds at Myrtle and N. Myrtle. Fun for everyone. :)
lawnspecialties 08/15/17 07:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ocean Lakes Family Campground - HOLY GOLF CARTS!!!!!!

The family will be going to OL August 19th for a week. Never been there. Told the wife that this will either be the best thing we have done, or the worst thing. This will be the furthest we have towed the camper. I've read some negative reviews, but i've read bad reviews for every place we have ever gone. I personally like both types of CG's, whether it be a packed resort, or a small quiet CG. We picked this for our week long vacation this year because of all the activities that are offered. I'm sure my 7 year old daughter will love it and have a blast no matter what. I will probably rent a cart as well. We wanted to explore a little further away from home and go to another beach other than Ocean City, MD. Just got back this afternoon from a four day weekend. Had a great time. The place is a zoo. So yes, your daughter will probably love it. The waterpark stays packed but maybe by the time you get there, some schools will be opened and the crowds will be dying down. Right now, the Army Corps of Engineers is doing a beach renourishment. In other words, they are dredging sand from out in the ocean and pumping it back onto the beach. They should be finished in front of Ocean Lakes within a day or two and moving up toward Lakewood and Pirateland. The new sand is much softer and the beach is much larger. You just have to go over the "sand bridges" to get over the big pipes. What section are you staying in? That will be a huge factor in your decision on a golf cart or not. This is us in H7. We were oceanfront until someone showed up in H8. :B http://i.imgur.com/upaupSnl.jpg
lawnspecialties 08/14/17 07:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
8.1 Van's Golf Cart?

Just got back from another Ocean Lakes weekend. As usual, the golf carts were pretty much everywhere you went. We always take ours. Whether you like that or not is a different story. But you do get to see some crazy styles of carts and the creativity people have in setting their cart apart from the rest. I was chilling on the patio when this cart passed by. I was barely able to get the camera up and get this one shot before it was gone. I tried to find it later but I never could. If 8.1 Van doesn't have a cart, this one would probably work for his tastes. http://i.imgur.com/EadTIkrl.jpg
lawnspecialties 08/14/17 03:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: Sailun S637 tires

Fuzion has been using Sailuns for a couple of years now. A wise choice.
lawnspecialties 08/13/17 01:04pm Toy Haulers
RE: Onan

As soon as someone puts diesel in their fuel tank for the generator.......
lawnspecialties 08/07/17 01:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone running BFG All Terrain KO2's on their truck?

I used to run a set of KO2s on my work truck: 2013 F350. Good, quiet tire until 25,000 miles and they were completely worn out. Discount Tire helped me out on a new set of Coopers. The KO2s wearing out early was becoming well known.
lawnspecialties 08/06/17 06:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tiffen Fifth wheel Vilano

"Whether it's kayaks one weekend or a 16 foot sand rail next, Vanleigh has a floor plan layout for all of your adventures." This line is on their product page on the website. I guess you put the sand rail on the roof? I still like it and would strongly consider their toy hauler if they do it in the future.
lawnspecialties 08/03/17 04:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tiffen Fifth wheel Vilano

I'm assuming this is the Vanleigh Vilano? That's what I get when I do a Google search. That Vilano does look quite impressive. How about that 375 with six slides? I'll wait until I see a toy hauler in their line-up.
lawnspecialties 08/03/17 07:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I am so MEAN! :(

I have you beat, I was running the weedeater near the mailbox and scared 6 baby bunnies out into a busy highway. I ran out and saved 4. We won't discuss the other 2. :( I ran over one with a mower one time. :( As for weedeating? Why do frogs always think its safe to jump out of their hole RIGHT when I'm crossing over with the trimmer? Once you hit one once with a trimmer, you'll always recognize that solid yet soft "thud" the next time you do it. And the next time. And the next time. :?
lawnspecialties 08/02/17 07:09pm Around the Campfire
RE: NON interstate from Carlisle, PA to Ft. Lauderdale, FL

If you're going in the off-season, why not just do 17 the majority of the way? See some beach sights. Eat some shrimp. No hurries.
lawnspecialties 08/01/17 03:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: How do you like your 2017 Ford 350 Dually?

Probably going to place an order tomorrow for the F450 and upgrade from my 2016 F350 4X2. How is your bed clearance and camper height since the F450 is about 3 inches taller If you haven't ordered your new truck yet, you might want to check Ricart Ford first. Just Google Ricart Ford in Columbus, Ohio. I was going to order a truck but all three dealers in Raleigh couldn't even guess when it would arrive or even if it would arrive. Ford is supposedly way behind in demand and F450s aren't the biggest seller so they just aren't making too many. I had certain options I insisted on and Ricart Ford had a truck exactly as if I had ordered one. Did the deal over the phone and two days later, it was in my driveway back in NC. Their website says they still have 17 F450s left. 42 F350s.
lawnspecialties 08/01/17 09:51am Tow Vehicles
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