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RE: 20k USA made hitch for rails?

I also would like to know what rails OP has. On my '15 F350 SRW, used Reese rails/brackets. On my '17 F350 DRW, used B&W rails/brackets. Man oh man could not believe how much more beefier the B&W's were compared to Reese. Having also bought a B&W 18k Patriot when we had the '15, never again will I go back to Reese.
ACZL 01/20/20 12:43am Towing
RE: Substancial deposit required

We stay in NP's NF's, and a few SP's. They all require payment in full and will refund if you cancel (with a fee, usually around $8). So for our trip next summer, I've basically already paid for all our camping (except for those outside the six month window). So my bill for the camping will come soon and the bill for all the other expenses (gas, food, etc) will come in July, August, etc. Kind of spreads the pain out a little. As much as I don't like the idea of paying for a full "X" amount of time at a CG, I do like your rational.
ACZL 01/17/20 09:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Interstate 91 to NH White Mountains

Consider as well getting both "Next Exit" & book that lists all roads/exits/fuel stops (forgot exact name of it). Going thru Troy can be a lil PITA, but once out of it, very nice drive as stated before.
ACZL 01/15/20 10:27am Roads and Routes
RE: Substancial deposit required

To everyone.....THANK YOU for all your replies!!!! All seem varied and all have valid points to which I never thought of.
ACZL 01/15/20 10:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Summer fuel at minus 42

Knock on wood my '16 Freightliner Cascadia hasn't gelled, but that's on the company if it does. Carry either 9-1-1 or Melt Down if it does. However, Howes has come out w/ a product that's supposed to be better than 911 or Melt down in the even you gell up. IMO, looks darn good to me. Sadly, at time of this writing, I forgot the name of it. As for pick ups, gelled up 2x w/ 2 different trucks. My '03 6.0 which we all know the filters were a PITA to change, but was surprised it did so anyways. 5 years ago, my '15 gelled up and being new to Ford's DEF system and all, I didn't know what was going on. Dealer couldn't get me in, but suggested their sister dealer (Lincoln) to have them look at it. Did so and they were the ones who told me it gelled up and wanted close to 400 bucks for diagnosing and new filters and all. Told them no way in H*** am I paying that. Was able to drive home and got my own filters for MUCH less. Anyways, root cause was about 5 gallons I bought day or 2 before from some gas station which I didn't add additive to, but filled up at regular stop before getting home and where I did add additive. Then temps dropped like a rock w/ temps below 0 and stayed there. So despite adding anti-gel, wasn't enough to counter the 5 gallons surpringly. So now at around late Nov or so, I start adding anti-gel and fuel at same stop all them time.
ACZL 01/15/20 09:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 GMC Yukon

Notice how he says states the amount of 3rd row leg room being 6'2" and his legs are in between the 2nd row seats. Would have been nice if he actually placed his legs behind the seat itself. Overall, I like the look of this critter. Now that GM & Ford have killed off their large sedans (ie: Caddy Sedan DeVille and Town Car's respectively), think this would be a great hi way cruiser if going on a long trip which I'd personally would want the D-max for this. Doubt tho rental companies would have the D-max tho.
ACZL 01/15/20 08:58am Tow Vehicles
Substancial deposit required

Just curious if others have ran into this. When you go to make a Rez at a CG, have you ever been asked to pay either full or half at time of Rez and then bal upon arrival or just 1 nite? To the best of my knowledge, every place we've ever gone to is just 1 nite deposit and bal due upon arrival. For those CG that are requiring half/full payment, they are using your $$$ to collect interest IMO once they get it. Other's thoughts.
ACZL 01/14/20 07:05am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Plug in truck bed or use plug in bumper for 5th wheel

Added an add'l plug to inside of box above wheel well area as truck didn't come w/ 5th wheel prep. Ran whip for plug down to main harness (e-trailer). Np problems other than the fact being vertically challenged, I cannot reach either the hitch or the plug so have to use a step that goes over the tire.
ACZL 01/12/20 09:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Low cargo carrying capacity rant

Our Big Country weighs in at 14,000 empty and max GVW of 16,000. Fully loaded for a week of camping (DW,DS, dog & cat), "stuff" everywhere, RV comes in at 15, 980!. Compared to our '06 Silverback, we have less CCC w/ the BC than Silver (3k). To this day, we still have stuff in garage and shed that we had Silver that we do not take w/ us in the BC. Probly could still purge stuff from the BC.
ACZL 01/12/20 08:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: just saw my 1st 2020 F-350's

Russ, on my 2015, I am over my GVW, just at my RAWR, and just under my 3750# rated tires. The RAWR on the 2020 is confirmed at 7230 which is only 130# higher.. The weak links on these truck is still the tires and RAWR.. Which is why (like FTG) as much as I loved my '15 F350 SRW, we ended up going w/ a '17 F350 DRW due to this rational when we decided to go to FL for vaykay in Aug . A lil too much weight on tires bothered me to no end going that distance and heat etc. I knew the rest of the truck could take everything but didn't like the tire aspect. Love the DRW for towing any good amount of long distance, but if I had my way, would still rather have a SRW for everyday driving and towing. This cowboy doesn't make that much $$$.
ACZL 01/10/20 08:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Silverado 2500

How many inches back? I played around with my Andersen and B&W and 2-4" made no difference in handling. It also will depend on heavy your pin is. Mine was only 1800 lbs. Not to be a wise butt head, but 1800 pounds really won't make much of a diff as you stated. When you're pushing 3500-4000+, that's where you're king pin location makes a diff. Especially for steering. Just look at folks towing TT where truck's headlights could guide in 747's, sparks from safety chains would make Smokey the bear cry and only front brakes on tandem axle trailer work right (or too much). Oh, not to mention the rear of TT high enough that a 'Vette can easily fit under it.
ACZL 01/09/20 12:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fort Wilderness Trip Planned

I think the carts are 50 bucks/day. Don't forget the Hoopdy-do-Review dinner show. Lil pricey, but if you've never seen it and have lil ones, def worth it. Yes, watch out for carts, bikes and people walking. They have walkways for folks so not in road except to cross. There are 2 pools. 1 is the largest and has all the lil kid things and an adjacent pool for older kids and all. 2nd pool is a bit off the beaten path by cabins and less crowded.
ACZL 01/08/20 09:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Coast on the uphills accelerate on the downhills

Could always engage Tow/Haul or drop 1 gear and keep it there. RPM's may run higher, but you are drawing more air thru the rads and if eng fan kicks in, all the better for more air being sucked into eng compartment. Ironically this keeps tranny temps down and avoids shifting. Make sure you are running full synthetic for all oils as well.
ACZL 01/07/20 02:17am Towing
RE: B&W RVK3300 vs. RVK3305

B&W is far superior to that of a Reese. Had a Reese 16K (rail mount) for old coach and when we bought a '15 F350 SRW, also bought Reese frame/bed rails. Thought they were ok till I bought a B&W 18k Patriot. Hitch wise, blew the Reese out of the water in terms of entire package. When we upgraded to a '17 F350 drw, went w/ B&W frame/bed rails and talk about a massive difference over the Reese. B&W is very beefy AND Made in the USA!
ACZL 01/05/20 08:33am Towing
Martinsville, VA

After I made a HUGE mistake and worded topic wrong on another thread, I'd like to say I'm sorry. What I'd like to know is of CG folks would recommend near the race track. Have a 41' coach. Walking distance, shuttle etc. Would prefer full hook-up, but also can get by if able to fill fresh tank upon arrival and dump when leaving. Again, sooooo sorry for wrong topic 1st time.
ACZL 01/03/20 09:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Martinsburg, VA

IF you are talking about MartinsVILLE Va, Fairy Stone State Park is about a half hours drive west of Martinsville , and about 20 minutes outside Martinsville Va is Philpott Lake which has a couple of Corps campgrounds such as this one Goose Point. If you were asking about MartinsBURG West Virginia, I cant offer any suggestions. Got my hopes up, but our coach is 41' and won't fit. Going by the race tracks web site they show a few nearby, but wanted to get others opinions and options. OMG I just saw a HUGE BOO-BOO on my part and I'm soooooo sorry and wandering actually caught it. YES, I meant Martinsville VA and the race track, not Martinsburg. MY bad completely. Guess I should have waited till I got some sleep---posted this after I got home from work.
ACZL 01/03/20 09:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Martinsburg, VA

What CG's would be recommended near the race track or within short drive? Other suggestions as well? TIA.
ACZL 01/03/20 03:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Double Towing vs Toyhauler

Thanks for the feedback everyone! My problem is the garage size and how big of one I need for the ATV's. Their 89" & 83" long and 48" wide. I've found that a garage is really 8-9" shorter than what is shown, so to put my ATV's in a T configuration I really need a 12' garage, and that will leave me with zero space...and the frustration of having to turn the one ATV sideways (even with using a dolly jack). The 89" ATV is too long to turn sideways because the I'm finding the clear space inside is only 95" where the couch/rails are and the 89" ATV is nearly 96" corner-to-corner. So I think my options are to go with the double tow option and keep my ATV's for now, or go with the Toyhauler option and replace my ATV's with a 4 seater SXS. Think there are some TH that have 13' garages.
ACZL 01/03/20 03:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Years Day travel

The 1st would be a good day to travel. I'd avoid Sat and Sun tho.
ACZL 12/31/19 09:04am Roads and Routes
RE: Overnight location - 1/2 way to FL from MA

Glad to hear all went well and safe.
ACZL 12/31/19 09:03am Roads and Routes
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