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RE: Traveling the summer

Golf courses in NY are deemed "essential" (don't ask me how). Pool places cannot open cuz they are NOT deemed essential so folks w/ pools cannot get supplies they need (at least as of now). Guess we may just have to camp beside the garage.
ACZL 04/04/20 09:20pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: How did you you mount your CB antenna on your aluminum F150?

Get a Francis antenna. Thy are self tuning.
ACZL 04/03/20 01:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Used tow vehicles

On the subject of older diesel engines. had a '86 GMC Sierra Classic 4wd, 4speed, 6.2 diesel. Was an awesome truck. Had it for 2 years. Def wasn't a powerhouse, but got 18 mpg's and made a great snowplow truck w/ a 8' Fisher plow. Think it was had for about 15 grand new.
ACZL 04/02/20 02:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Good Deal on Tires = Time for New Tires

With crude prices dropping through the floor tire prices will soon follow :B :B I wish gas prices would do so. Seems odd that oil is at 20/barrel and yet gas is 2.25 here in CNY. How much of that is State, Federal and Local Taxes? IMHO $2.25 is DIRT cheap! Had to laugh at your reply, but in all honesty, I don't know how much is taxes, but if I was a betting man and being in NY, probly a very good chunk of change is taxes. Dingalings in Albany do NOT know the meaning of cutting spending but RATHER let's spend spend spend. All of us have to learn how to deal w/ less, BUT NOT them! BTW OP, years ago I had the philosophy that when I needed new tires, I just got a new truck. Worked for a couple new trucks anyways.
ACZL 04/02/20 02:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: The numbers were too good to resist

Congrats as well. Look forward to pics and perhaps a lil vid w/ sound to it.
ACZL 04/01/20 09:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Used tow vehicles

A 2.5 gal bottle lasts me 3000 miles or so and costs $7. That's 4.3 cents a mile. Doesn't exactly break the bank Going 3,000 miles on something that cost you $7 would have a cost per mile of $.00233(as in less than a quarter of a penny). You're right I was calculating miles per penny Must be an accountant....."Figure's don't lie, but liars can figure" LOL. Former member of old RV club we belonged to told this. Ironically he was a retired CPA.
ACZL 04/01/20 09:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Good Deal on Tires = Time for New Tires

With crude prices dropping through the floor tire prices will soon follow :B :B I wish gas prices would do so. Seems odd that oil is at 20/barrel and yet gas is 2.25 here in CNY.
ACZL 04/01/20 09:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sierra 2500 fifth wheel hitch - factory prep vs aftermarket

What ^^^^^ Russ said. Chris Times 3
ACZL 04/01/20 09:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: It's time for a replacement truck

Lots of good advice and based on what you intend to do and perhaps not mentioned but may do so down the road, opt for a 1 ton SRW w/ the diesel. More than enough power and able to tow up to 15k safely should you decide to get a larger RV. Again, based on your needs, don't think you need anything larger than a DRW IF you ever went w/ a very large coach. Should you want to do that, THEN consider a 4500 and up. Think you'll be very happy w/ the type of truck your looking for.
ACZL 03/31/20 07:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Expedition or Excursion $6000 budget

Just gonna toss this out there for those that know this better than me. Is the guy/shop down south that was heavily promoted for "bullet proofing" the 6.0 PSD, does he do this w/ gassers as well? If OP goes w/ the older V-10 and all for 6 grand, how much could he spend to get her up to snuff and rock solid despite it's age? Does he do tranny's as well?. Personally OP, I'd opt for the X only for shear size and IMO a safer unit and ability to tow a TT if/when the need ever arises. Same sayin g holds true here like w/ pick-ups, can never have 'nuff truck.
ACZL 03/30/20 06:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Best route for surface conditions

I agree w/ Drew that 86/88 will be more scenic and not too many hills till you get Cobleskill east. 88 can be rough, but still scenic. Oops, forgot, there is a very good hill on 88 just east of Binghamton. No tolls all the way to VT.
ACZL 03/30/20 01:59am Roads and Routes
RE: Traveling Mass TurnPike from New York. ( mountains ?)

There are some hills going east on the Pike from NY, nothing major, but they are kinda steady and then rolling. Last hill is 6 miles downhill before West Springfield. Perhaps some one can chime in, but what about going east on 84 to 91? It's been years since I traveled this w/ my company and want to say there were some GOOD hills at first, then leveled out. Depending on where you live in VT, 87 above Albany is a easy drive w/ just a couple small inclines until you get to Lake George. Jump off at exit 20 and head towards Whitehall/Fair Haven. Pick up 22A north to Burlington. Easily done w/ your rig.BUT going east anywheres in VT from the west and you'll have hills no matter what.
ACZL 03/29/20 06:15am Roads and Routes
RE: It's time for a replacement truck

My $.02. Get a 1 ton and if hills are a concern, biggest gas motor. I agree w/ Cummins12V about going the diesel route, but as you mentioned, not a lot of miles towing really would be wasting your $$$. That being said tho, you also stated you wanted to keep it another 10-15 years. That would be a total of 15-20 years on truck/engine.What you'd save w/ 1st few years of maintenance w/ a gasser, set aside for future maintenance. Going the diesel route, dought you'd have much in way of repairs, but keep in mind that repairs to a diesel can be very costly! A diesel will last forever, but I just don't see how it would benefit you given the few towing miles. The grin factor w/ a diesel.......well that never goes away when towing on hills. Again, my $.02.
ACZL 03/29/20 06:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: anyone seen Jim . . AKA - NC Hauler

I as well chatted w/ Jim both thru PM's and on the phone. Was going to meet up w/ him when we were in NC back in '15 and if memory serves me right, he got sick and was in the hospital. Didn't know he was a Vet. Thank you for your service Jim. May you rest in Eternal peace.
ACZL 03/29/20 05:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is a tandem axle cargo trailer worth the extra $ over single

Should be a label attached to the axle unless it's worn off or missing etc. 2 different types of axles regardless who makes them. Spring and rubber torsion. Spring suspension is obvious. Torsion, well no springs. Cummins12V pic shows what a torsion susp will look like. If you opt for a V-nose trailer, you will gain add'l space inside.
ACZL 03/27/20 01:01am Towing
RE: 2019 Ram 6.4 drivers

They have neither clatter or smell! Well that sux! LOL. Old saying years ago "Diesel Fumes Makes You Horny". Guess I better get some Viagra!!
ACZL 03/26/20 12:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is a tandem axle cargo trailer worth the extra $ over single

While my vote is still for a tandem axle, one thing I would strongly suggest getting is Dexter Torsion axles. Rubber ride, independent of each other, better/smoother ride, no maintenance required. Side note if you will. My 4 place V-nose snowmobile trailer is tandem axle w/ said Dexter axles. Only 3 sleds in trailer and trailer is something like 30' long ball to tail. 2 sleds in front, 1 in rear. When traveling locally, I just drive them on, set parking brake and shut the door. Sleds do not move. I know folks will call me out about not tying them down, but that's another day as that's not my point for this thread. Point is, the tandem torsion axles are great and offer a great value to contents. Recently DW and I went on a trip that was about 300 miles from the house. For this, I did strap the sleds down, but watching the trailer, it was like watching a Caddy/Lincoln Town Car as it hardly bounced or swayed (ANOTHER POINT for Tandem axles).
ACZL 03/24/20 08:27am Towing
RE: Is a tandem axle cargo trailer worth the extra $ over single

Got a flat, Better call Saul
ACZL 03/22/20 06:57am Towing
RE: Looking for advice on purchasing a 3/4 or 1 ton pickup

If you remain single and based off what you said, I feel a short box 3/4 would be sufficient. Even a long box 3/4. But as 4x4ord said, you might just as well go w/ the 1 ton for price diff.
ACZL 03/21/20 06:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trying to decide which way to go on fifth wheel hitch

Rails suck. They are obsolete technology. Do they work (and work well)? Of course they do! But there’s exactly ZERO reason for anyone to go back in time in favor of obsolete technology. Plus, there’s exactly ZERO guarantee that a newly purchased rail system will match the existing holes from an old rail system. How do I know? Been there, done that. Here’s an article warning of the same issue: https://www.etrailer.com/question-135802.html I’d much rather put that brand new 4” hole in the middle of my bed and get the best hitch combo option available vs. trying to maybe re-use some old holes that might not work and is regressive technology. I’ve used an AUH aluminum and had no trouble with it. The friend I sold it to also has no trouble with it and he uses it for more than just RV towing. There’s nothing wrong with that product or the idea of a single point attachment. Well if you have a truck w/o the puck set up, then rails may be the best way to go. Sorry my friend, but I disagree w/ your assessment. My last truck and current truck didn't have the puck set up and I already had a rail mount B&W Patriot and not about to go buy another hitch as the B&W was bought in '17. Had no problems attaching the B&W to rails for either truck BTW. I personally do not have an issue w/ the rails in the track 24/7. Does it block complete clean out? Yes. Does it not allow for a complete flat floor? Yes. Do I worry about it? No. Can I still use the bed of truck? Yes. Do I have to remove the hitch to do so? Yes. Do I care? No. As it was said before, some 5ers are not so well suited to be a gooseneck set up. It really comes down to personal choice. Are rails obsolete? No. But for some folks getting into yanking a 5er around for 1st time, they maybe the cheapest way to start off with.
ACZL 03/21/20 06:08am Fifth-Wheels
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