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RE: Going back to TC from Class A? What do you think?

A buddy of mine is getting a Mammoth built right now. It is estimated at 4500 lbs dry without a generator, so we'll see how close it is to actual next month. I would be interested in hearing what it is. Is he getting the double couch option?
zb39 03/31/16 01:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Did your truck cost more than the house you live in now

No, not even close, and I built the house in 99
zb39 03/30/16 07:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: is 2500 +/- each way road trip pratical in 10 days?

I've always enjoyed long drives and have made numerous trips from PA to Montana (~4500 total miles, including miles in Montana) spending 3 days each way on the road driving solo, but I generally allow for more than 10 days for the overall trip. With multiple drivers, piece of cake. But only those making the trip can really determine if 6 days on the road for 4 days on site is worth it. From past experience I will say the drive out is not a problem as anticipation keeps you going. The drive back you just want to get home and that is the one that takes its toll. X2, I agree, Is it worth it to you. If yes, go for it!
zb39 03/24/16 07:53am Truck Campers
RE: New Rig. Yay!

Very, Very nice. Great looking combo. Go and have fun. I like the list of toys your putting in there also.
zb39 03/24/16 07:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pull tests

I am a new 5th wheel owner. MH's for 20 plus years. With the B & W it is clear when I am hitched or not. I did a pull test once and my son advised, why are you stressing things when you don't have to. I agree, with this hitch it is not necessary. This is just me, everyone should do what they want. THAT is what RVing is. Happy Camping.
zb39 03/24/16 07:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: rv park near north hills of Pittsburgh

There is a KOA in Grove city, just north of Portersville and very close to I 79.
zb39 03/22/16 01:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Just weighed...

Those numbers are not good.
zb39 03/21/16 06:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: artic fox 811 on 2005 dodge ram 2500 diesel short bed??

Thanks. I think we found one we really are interested in. 2012 3500 Dodge ram dual wheel rear diesel, automatic mega cab with only 28,000 miles Hope it works out I walked away from a new 2012 Dodge 3500 Larime Longhorn dually, loaded. The dealer was going to give me a killer deal but hearing all the problems they were having with the EGR and particulate filter and horrible fuel mileage I just didn't want the headaches at any price. This TC thing is supposed to be fun. The newer Cummins running DEF are much better trucks. Take your time and find the right dually, one that will give you future options. I never had a single issue with my 2011. Never even had a message or code pop up in 4.5 years of owning it. I think the emissions were pretty good after 2009.
zb39 03/17/16 07:00am Truck Campers
RE: Seeking round trip advice from Minneapolis to Yellowstone

You guys must be retired............ I don't know if you've traveled west or not but once you get off interstates you don't make good time. Minneapolis to Custer via I-90 is approximately 650 miles = 1-1/2 days of driving Custer to Yellowstone via Cody is approximately 500 miles = 2 days of driving and this is pushing it. Jackson to Minneapolis via Casper/Rapid City/Sioux Falls is approx. 1100 miles = 3-4 days of driving. That's 7 days of just driving back and forth. You have 12 days to do it and tour leaving you only 5 days of touring. I'd recommend skipping Custer and heading straight to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and use your 5 days there. You can always do Custer another trip. If you want full hookups try to get a site in Fishing Bridge RV in Yellowstone for 3 nights and Colter Bay RV in Grand Teton for 2 nights. Don't stay in the town of Jackson at the Virginian. It's too far to day trip into the Tetons and the Tetons is a lot more scenic and pleasant.
zb39 03/10/16 06:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mega great??

I have to have an 8' bed for the slide in. I wish RAM would make a long bed mega cab.
zb39 03/10/16 06:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tell me more about your hitch

I had a B&W companion with turn over ball in the 2011, loved it. I just installed the B&W in the new truck with the puck system, awesome. I have no experience with other 5th wheel hitches.
zb39 03/10/16 06:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Just wondering

I am sorry, I do not understand this fasination with staying at stores, or restaurants! In th 15 or so years We have been RVing, I have yet to run into a situation where we have failed to find a conviniant RV park for an overnight stay! Now if I broke down, I might consider pulling into a parking lot until we could get it fixed, but using that location on a regular basis is just not in the cards. If it is money your concerned with, then perhaps you have the wrong hobby. It's not fascination that leads us to Wally Dock. It's timing and convenience. Wally Docking is about driving as far as you can for as late as you can. Then Pulling into Wal-Mart,Cracker Barrel,etc. sleep for the night and leave early in the morning. Often its not practical, convenient or fair to other campers to arrive at a CG late night and leave very early. If you think it's about money you don't fully understand the Wally Docker mindset.The goal of the Wally Docker is to continue to travel as efficiently as possible. Stopping at a traditional CG will take up too much valuable travel time. Driving through a dark unfamiliar CG just to locate a site to sleep for the night is impractical. From a money point of view I have a expensive built in genset that allows me to Wally Dock in Summer months, just the cost of the genset eliminates any so called savings by Wally Docking! I would have to Wally Dock exclusively to recoup the cost of the genset. I'm not complaining about my genset cost, but understand Wally Docking is not about savings. It's about efficient,convenient RV travel THere are times when we stop early evening at a CG a set up for the night and leave in the morning. There are also times we drive late into the night and take the Wally Dock approach. If you have never had the need to Wally Dock consider yourself fortunate. I am still a working stiff. Sometimes able to escape the rat race soon enough. I will Wally Dock to make the most efficient use of my time to reach my destination ASAP and well rested. X2 X3 X4 and more, this is correct. Read it as many times as you need too so you understand why some choose to stay at WM.
zb39 03/08/16 10:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Done Some Upgrades to the Fifth Wheel!

way to go, warm weather is here and your ready.
zb39 03/08/16 09:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Update with a Super Hitch and a Super Truss

This post is as a member, not Moderator. I am very disappointed when the forums focus on overkill with cost as no object. Not much value there. I appreciate common sense and logic with anything I do. How can you really feel comfortable giving advice based on your credit card balance, claiming overkill as justification? Makes no logical sense to me. I will say, those that post with this attitude do not have much creditability with me on any subject. Wayne. based on cc balance, your joking right. If you can afford a truck and a camper I don't think a super hitch is going to break you. I have just a little experience with these things. 30 years ago this may I got a nice framed piece of paper. It says Bachelor of Science, Physics
zb39 03/03/16 07:01am Truck Campers
RE: Update with a Super Hitch and a Super Truss

Nothing wrong with over kill. It;s safe and it gives peace of mind. It's only money.
zb39 03/02/16 07:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Stealth slideouts (TC usable with the slideout IN)?

My AF 1150 is good with slide in.
zb39 03/01/16 08:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Alaska Trip from FL (Size Limit Questions)

I have been to all the places you mentioned including Alaska with a 40 or 45ft coach pulling a car. ZERO issues finding a place to stay. I don't like KOA either.
zb39 02/24/16 07:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Went truck shopping, bought 2016 Ram 3500

Congrats your going to love it. Towing with this is going to be a pleasure. Now, where can he get the best price on a B & W hitch. I see you got the 5th wheel prep. Best I have found is 1159 shipped, anybody know better.
zb39 02/22/16 07:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Great new Zion time lapse video

very nice
zb39 02/17/16 01:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Finally have made vacation choice!! Need Help, Please!

Wow, you guys must all be retired. I have done YS and the Tetons and Badlands, Rapid City in as little as 9 days from PA. With kids also. To each there own. If I needed more time I would have never gone. We have been to YS/GT 7 times. We did Alaska in 5 weeks total. I will slow down once I retire, if I do. I joke with people all the time. We sleep less on vacation than we do at home. Enjoy your trip!! Wish I could go with you, but I have a 2nd kid off to college this year.
zb39 02/11/16 12:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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