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RE: Downsizing to TC and a few questions

I had a 2008 F450, King Ranch version, for 3 years which was a pretty nice truck, that handled beautifully and was superbly comfortable to ride in, but it had trouble passing by gas stations. I drove it across the country the year we bought it, when diesel prices were right at $4.00 a gallon, towing our large Newmar 5th wheel and barely broke 4 mpg at one point in going across South Dakota. I told my wife if it got to costing us $1.00 a mile for fuel, we were going to park it. Fortunately, we never crossed that threshold. In 2011, I bought a new 6.7L F350, which we still have, also a King Ranch. It gets much better mileage than the F450 did, and we have had zero problems with it so far. I have to admit, though, that I barely use it now, and have only run a single tank of gas through it each of the past couple years - it only has about 12,000 mile on it. Rather than let it just sit in storage all year, I'm right on the cusp of ordering a new Northern Lite camper, which I expect to do today, for delivery late next spring. One of the reasons I picked the F350 over the F450 in 2011 was that there wasn't much difference in the towing weight limits between the two, as I recall, and the F350 was several thousand dollars cheaper - something to keep in mind when you are truck shopping. John We traded our 2006 F350 KR for a 2011 F450 because the (at the time) new truck had more towing capacity. We have had very few issues with the 450. One of the reasons we paid more to get the 450 though, was turning radius. There was a HUGE difference in the turning radius - the 450 turns on a dime compared to the 350(different front axle). I *think* the newer 350 towboss has the front axle of the 450, also giving it a much tighter turning radius. We really notice the difference, and wouldn't go back.
soos 10/19/16 08:37am Truck Campers
RE: Four Corners Monument

I heard it wasn't even in the right spot. It is a national monument but it is on indian land so they charge you to pass Thats what I heard too- that its off by more than a mile. Still, fun I guess.
soos 10/11/16 06:46pm Roads and Routes
RE: Making reservations for every night?

I agree for national park type destinations, reservwtions matter, but for the 'travel' portion, you are just stressing yourself out more, trying to keep to a specific schedule. the day before, or the day of, will be fine for most places. We leave tomorrow for a trek from MA to AZ- an 8 day trek no reservations at all. Get an app like Allstays that shows RV parks, casinos, etc.
soos 10/09/16 09:50pm Beginning RVing
RE: Tree sap

try hand sanitizer. you will be amazed at the results.
soos 10/07/16 08:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Open or closed

I've learned from others on here: Black Tank closed until filled up, or nearly (so you don't get rock hard "stuff" in the tank). Gray tank you can leave open, but let it fill when you get close to needing to dump the black tank, then the Gray can follow the black to clean out the hose. Exactly.
soos 10/07/16 08:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Filling medicine prescriptions while traveling

ours are all done by mail order- I simply tell the company what address to send them to.
soos 10/03/16 08:56pm Full-time RVing
RE: What to do first?

A side ques to one of your comments, what bank is best for attaining money/cash throughout the US? We find Bank of America and Chase to be the most prevalent but many people swear by credit unions, so I think there are multiple options.
soos 09/29/16 08:15am Full-time RVing
RE: Tucson area in the Spring

Justins Justins is FHU with miles and miles of adjacent hiking/biking trails. Can't go wrong. Monsoon season is in the summer.
soos 09/28/16 06:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roadmaster inc.

We have also dealt with Roadmaster and been very impressed with the company and the way they stand behind their products.
soos 09/28/16 06:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Avoid Tip O'Neal tunnel

Take I-95/Route 128. Driving through Boston is such a pain. X2. Regardless of restrictions it's not a fun time. 95/128 will get you where you need to go easier. When are you going? Rt. 128 will be closed 11/4-11/6 as they will be tearing down a bridge. x 3 128 only adds about 15 minutes to the drive.
soos 09/24/16 08:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: Big Bend Roads

As mentioned, no problems with towing. We have been there 6 times, always stay in Study Butte. Love it there- We have been in Oct several times- perfect weather, not crazy busy.
soos 09/24/16 08:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Etiquette in Camping

A strategically placed clothes line might help. Or a picnic table etc, anything to block the easy pathway. Gets on my nerves when people walk right outside my door.
soos 09/24/16 07:59pm Beginning RVing
RE: storing glassware

we put our glass wine glasses in two places- the Waterford hang from a wine glass rack with rubber stoppers keeping them from clanking against each other, the cheap glass ones go in a box, each in their own sock.
soos 09/22/16 06:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Full-timing it with teenagers?? Are we crazy?

Look at this blog- they fulltimed with 6 kids for quite a while. I am sure she wouldn't mind if you wanted to reach out. http://coach-and-six.blogspot.com I don't think you are crazy at all. Kids need stability? They have that if you give them the time and attention they need. Actually easier to do that if you are traveling as a family- let them have significant input on destinations etc. To hedge, you could put SOME of your household goods in storage- we did that, and kept everything for 7 years, at which time we decided to build a new house ( NOT in the same state we were in before). Time with our kids is so short- if it feels right for your family- DO IT. In our case our kids were full grown, so it wasn't a consideratiion.
soos 09/22/16 06:25pm Full-time RVing
RE: Feeling sick since first day RVing

Dehydration also causes the symptoms you mention, especially since you mention sweating. Make sure uou drink enough water to rule it out.
soos 09/22/16 06:16pm Beginning RVing
RE: What TC destinations?

Utah, Utah, and did i mention Utah? Or, any National Park.
soos 09/18/16 07:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Driving - Day or Night

Only driven at night once, and hated it. SS is still many years away. I think its not the driving, so much as the parking. Not fun. We travel to enjoy, not to be stressed.
soos 09/18/16 07:16pm Beginning RVing
RE: Camping up North for the holidays

In Frederick, Evergreen Point campground says its open all year. There is also an Elks club with Electric only if you are members. South of Hagerstown, Falling Waters CG says its open all year.
soos 09/17/16 07:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any special way to make a reservation at Desert Trails?

Yeah, I do have a call into them as well. But given our decision to bounce around this year, I likely won t book anything if/when they call back. I do like their location, though, and will definitely be one we look into when we get into the Tucson area. It may be minor to others, but the fact that they don't have picnic tables is a significant negative for us. From what I'm learning from my web research, this appears to be common in the snowbird parks. True? I wouldn't call Justins a snowbird park per se but come to think of it, many RV parks (vs campgrounds) don't have picnic tables. We never use them so are happier to have extra room. Justins is laid back, with miles of adjacent hiking trails if you like to walk (desert trails has the access too). Personally I don't think you'll regret your decision to wander around this first year. You can check out Tucson, Casa Grande, Mesa area, Havasu, borrego Springs, And even wander into the Palm Springs area of CA if you want :) LOTS of places to see!
soos 09/17/16 06:54pm Snowbirds
RE: 2016 Mobile Suite 38 RSSA Queen vs King Bed

Adding to that, I would think that the aforementioned night stands would prohibit the insertion of a king mattress. We have a queen, and there is no way we could fit a king in there after the fact. If you are ordering one, you can specify which size bed you want. The only thing maybe you could do would be to remove the night stand if you really need a King. We tested out queens (think motels and visiting relatives) before we decided that it would work just fine for us.
soos 09/17/16 03:52pm Fifth-Wheels
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