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RE: Could We See Big Block Gas V-8 & V-10 In New Trucks Again

Don't understand why all the hub bub about diesels going in the shop frequently. I'm on my fourth one and other than a recall to get a computer reflash and a recall on an airbag they have never seen the service bay. 03 Dodge: had it for about two years. Bought with 147k and sold with 193k. Lots of nickel and dime stuff. Still have some parts lying around I should have sent with it. 08 Silverado: My daily driver. Bought with 68k. Now has 144k. Runs good. First year of recycle in the exhaust with diesel so mileage is poor but still over 12.5. It's a work truck and it's paid for. 12 Silverado: had it for about two years. Bought with 92k and traded with 112k. Ran great! 15 Silverado: my camping truck. Bought new. Had about 2.5 years so far. 24k miles. Granted I get about nine mpg loaded but I pull a 45 ft toy hauler too. Empty 50 mile average at Yellowstone park speeds (45ish) was 34.5 mpg. I was surprised too. Have a recall for an airbag for the 08 that will probably never get done. They never have the parts to fix. Oh well. I like the diesels much better.
mudmaker 01/04/17 01:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pin height?

Quick thought. Does your 07 have the spacer pads under the spring pack. If so move it from the bottom to the top and gain about 1-1/2-2 inches. Doesn't sound like much but at the tailgate it's a big amount.
mudmaker 01/02/17 07:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: So what are your plans for 2017?

We have a cruise out of Texas in a couple weeks. Then another in July out of Seattle to Alaska. We usually do one in the winter but the DW wants to go to Alaska on the boat. Otherwise we just do several weekend trips to a local haunt with the camper (practically every weekend). Add in a few extended weekends to neighboring states. That about does it. My wife's employer changed how vacation is given out and she lost days so we won't have as much flexibility from now on. Bummer. It doesn't go well as my work schedule. I work about two and a half months in the spring and again in the fall. Rest of the time is work if I want and enjoy the rest!
mudmaker 01/01/17 08:20pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Can we use Draino in shower?

Add water to the bottom of the shower and plunge it. Remember, plungers usually work better on the pull stroke that the push.
mudmaker 01/01/17 01:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Not cool.

Regardless of the EXACT verbiage, the possibility exists that something occurred. Something that caught the eyes of a local ABC affiliate all the way to Atlanta and a news station there. Obviously if the employee was written up and now Camping World is offering free gift certificates it would indicate something beneath contempt has indeed taken place here. Or perhaps you know something you would care to share. It would explain blasting me without know all the information.
mudmaker 12/31/16 07:03am Camping World Service and Installation
Not cool.

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/trending-now/nasty-prank-or-misunderstanding-couple-says-camping-world-employees-humiliated-them/480032044 Complaints are starting to get trivial to the point of pranks and bold faced lying. Perhaps the beast is getting to big for its britches.
mudmaker 12/31/16 02:13am Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Boondocking~ Simply way to add water ideas?

I carry an extra old water pump for just this purpose. Wouldnt stop seeping water under load so that's why it's now my siphon pump. Just set up some fittings on either side to go into a jug and hook up to the hose connection. Installed a 12 volt outlet in the water closet for the satellite so I rigged the pump for the same connection and tada. Got some colapsable five gallon jugs from wal mart so storage space is minimal.
mudmaker 12/27/16 06:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Imcomplete Winterization on New Cedar Creek

Put a faucet on and enjoy yourselves. The sky won't fall, the earth won't crumble, and you will see the sunshine tomorrow. Pressurize it with antifreeze and check for leaks. Rvs can be summed up as either you work on them or your dealer does. Sometimes both. If you can't and the dealer can't, then you live with the results. So either have to roll up your sleeves and get it done or find a hotel I guess.
mudmaker 12/23/16 08:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question on Michelin LTX tires

Just got a new set of MS2 LTX tire on my dually a few weeks ago. Replaced some Yokohama tires witha 50000 mile warranty that were almost worn out at 31000. Got my refund and ordered the new ones. 70000 mile warranty and if they wear early I'll just do it again I spose.
mudmaker 12/14/16 07:51pm Towing
RE: Got a Durango Gold 380FLF?

Did you make the leap? Hope you did, you won't be sorry. We picked ours up in Oct. and love it. The reasons we chose the Durango Gold 380FLF are: 1. Huge front room. Great for entertaining when there's weather. 2. Great kitchen setup. Big fridge and lots of storage. 3. Large bathroom and biggest shower we found. 4. Bedroom is awesome. With King bed, still biggest bedroom we found. 5. Access from drivers side was a plus for us. 6. Storage, storage, storage. Wife is still trying fill it up. :-) 7. Outdoor entertainment. TV and small fridge. 8. Fold-down rear bumper storage with bike rack. Enjoy! You should relay to your DW that just because there are cupboards and storage everywhere doesn't mean it need something in it. Lol. Wish I could convince my mother of that. So many things fall in the category of might use. Might is a day that apparently is long time waiting.
mudmaker 12/09/16 06:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keeping a stationary 5th wheel movable

Concrete blocks would do the trick. They are inexpensive as well. It's what all those mobile homes are sitting on.
mudmaker 12/09/16 06:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Levi Jackson & All Other Kentucky SPs; Never Again!

The only real issue would be the apparent water leak that the park should need to address. I can guesstimate you drove in on the wrong path if you did indeed back into your spot. Or you were just trying to have front doors face each other. As far as your friends electric requirements, it says what's available when reserving the campsite. Did you miss that? The difference really is rving vs camping. This is no rving spot! Try some places with at least double or triple the price. That would be a start on what your accustomed to. Happy rving.
mudmaker 11/23/16 05:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Transfering Hitch

$857.95 on amazon. Free shipping for the B&W rvk3300
mudmaker 11/13/16 06:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Campgrounds near Yellowstone

We stayed at a KOA in Dubois Wy. this year and drove to the park. There was also a ace called Fireside rv park I think that isn't far from the park enterance/turn to go south towards Grand Teton. Dubois was a bit of a drive though it is however a nice little coyboy town and we were backed right up to the bank of the Wind River. Beautiful view out the back window!
mudmaker 11/07/16 04:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pullright Superlite Hitch

First I've seen of it. Looks like it would be real nice. I don't like all the pieces on the super rails. Lots of parts for me to lose.
mudmaker 11/03/16 07:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What did you do to your Toy Hauler today???

Winterized it. Bummer.
mudmaker 10/31/16 04:58am Toy Haulers
RE: Winterizing Atwood water heater

Is this task accomplished in the area where you hook up your water hose? My last camper and this one too just have a bypass or winterization valve in the water closet. No need to climb into the belly of the beast looking for valves.
mudmaker 10/30/16 05:32am Toy Haulers

I saw that ad too. Do some price comparisons on your unit and other Silverbacks and price accordingly. Then ad your truck as something that can go with for an extra cost. The high dollar for a Silverback will scare most away.
mudmaker 10/21/16 06:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Landing gear failure and zero gravity problems

I would certainly be in the dealers face to get something done about this long before 63 days have gone by. Better find someone high up in the dealership and get their phone number and call every day to something happens. I keep the dealer owners cell phone number as well as his wife's number handy! Works pretty good!
mudmaker 09/23/16 06:25am Toy Haulers
RE: Air-conditioning

If you are thinking about trading go try some of the new ones with the A/C on. The difference in noise between our new Cedar Creek and our 2011 Big Country is amazing..No longer do we have to turn the Television way up whenever the air comes on. Never had any idea there could be this much difference.. B.O. X2 Went from a 2013 Big Country to our new Venom and the difference is amazing. Old ones were Norcold and new camper has Coleman ac's that are off ducted to the sides of the ceiling so the noise is cut way down. And the air flow is much better too. I can actually feel a breeze when they are on.
mudmaker 09/23/16 05:53am Fifth-Wheels
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