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RE: How to tow travel trailer with 2 adults, 3 kids, and 2 dogs

We towed a 33’ travel trailer with a 12 passenger Ford E350 with the V10 gas engine. Family of 7, plus two dogs. Should be enough payload capacity with a 1-ton van unless the trailer is excessively heavy. And plenty of room for everyone. In the Ford I’d avoid the 15 passenger because of the rear overhang. In the GM 3500 vans I don’t think that’s an issue as the wheelbase is longer...I could be wrong. They don’t make the E350 anymore so look at the used market.
Dave in TN 10/10/20 12:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pigeon forge

A friend of mine stayed at Up the Creek last year and he says it's now one of his favorite campgrounds. Seems quiet and secluded for PF, yet the trolley comes right into the campground. One thing to be aware of...I don't think it has bath houses, so you'll have to use your own facilities. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong.
Dave in TN 08/31/20 07:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Nashville

so downtown is ONE SPOT to go and the BROADWAY is another. Downtown and Broadway are one and the same. Broadway is the main drag through downtown where many of the bars and restaurants are.
Dave in TN 08/05/20 05:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need tow vehicle - preferably under 10k

When I was towing a TT with 4 (then 5) kids, I had a 1-ton van. Ford E-350 with 6.8L V10. My trailer was 33’ long but the 12 passenger van was a very stable towing vehicle. Comfortable to drive, and plenty of room for the family to stretch out. Plus plenty of payload capacity. Did it have the image of a truck or SUV? Heck no. Lol. People joked that I was driving a church van or prison bus. But i loved that van. Plus, pull the seats out and you can move practically anything. Finally...they are relatively inexpensive in the used market.
Dave in TN 06/06/20 07:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Burbman Crosses over to the Dark Side....

There was a time I would have given my eye teeth for a clean 8.1 Burb. I also had a 2001 2500 Burb at the time to carry my family of 6 and pull our TT, but I had the 6.0. It did a fine job, but when daughter #5 entered the family I ended up getting a 1ton van as our TV. Regardless, once you decide to list it, prepare for the calls/emails. Like the saying goes, “they don’t make em anymore”. Enjoy the truck!
Dave in TN 05/26/20 09:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bunkhouse trailer comparable to Jayco Eagle

Check out the Keystone Outback 301BQ. I believe they stopped making that floorplan after 2015 or thereabouts, but it’s a nice floorplan as the master bedroom is in the rear with a separate entrance, with a small quad bunk room in front. We camped in one for several years with 5 kids and it was great.
Dave in TN 05/17/20 05:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: West Michigan to Fort Wilderness review

I live on the south side of Nashville and have driven that route with both a TT and a MH many times. It’s an easy route and nearly all 4 lane divided. Plenty of services along the route and some good campgrounds along 231 between Montgomery and Dothan if you need one. I can get to central Florida about an hour quicker going through Atlanta IF the traffic cooperates. But the Alabama route is usually less stressful IMO.
Dave in TN 04/03/20 07:30pm Roads and Routes
RE: Chattanooga TN

Just stay off the interstates at afternoon rush hour. Not as bad/long as say LA or Houston, but its pretty intense in places. ! I have often told people that I'd rather drive through Atlanta than Chattanooga. Yes, Atlanta has a ton of traffic and gets clogged up, but I-24 through Chatt can be a white knuckle experience. The road wasn't designed for the traffic it now gets and hasn't been expanded in key areas. Between being wedged between the river and the mountain, then winding up Missionary Ridge to join 75... it's just not fun. Besides that, I love the city. Definitely see the aquarium. I'd also recommend the Holiday Trav-L park. If you want some Italian food, check out Provino's near the interchange of 24 and 75.
Dave in TN 02/27/20 07:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What model is this?

Thanks, but don't be too impressed with my work. A simple right-click "Search Google for image" and I had the link within about 30 seconds. I really like that feature for internet sleuthing.
Dave in TN 02/26/20 01:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What model is this?

Looks to be a Coachman Sportscoach Cross Country RD 405FK...per this link. https://www.highriverautoplex.com/default.asp?page=xInventoryDetail&id=7451359
Dave in TN 02/25/20 02:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Driving through D.C.

The DC Metro system is reliable, affordable, generally safe and easy to navigate. Unless your daughters are younger than I'm assuming, I'd consider dropping them at the Greenbelt Metro station which is just off the beltway on the north side of the city and let them Metro in. Many hotels in the city are a quick walk from a Metro station. If not, Uber is an option.
Dave in TN 02/24/20 02:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: Why extra coax connections in 5th wheel?

Possibly one is routed to a cable connector on the outside of the trailer and the other to a satellite connector. Have you located the coax hookup connectors outside (or in a utility bay)? Is there one or two? I would guess that fifth wheel is prewired for satellite. Weird setup as I will also have to drill a hole in the floor of the compartment so that the door doesn't have to stay open and bang bang and forth in the wind when a cable is connected. If the bay has your water connections, are there flip down or spinning covers on the bottom to allow hoses to hookup while closing the bay door? I've had that setup and just routed the coax through there. Maybe I misunderstood the placement but if inside the wet utility bay like I had that might work.
Dave in TN 02/23/20 06:34am Technology Corner
RE: Brake Buddy Remote Control

About the cheapest I could find was $190. Plus would be around $9 shipping. Still not exactly a good deal. https://www.partsmate.net/boat_parts/general_boating/hopkins_manufacturing_39505_brake_buddy__vantage_select_remote_hopkins_274588.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiAnL7yBRD3ARIsAJp_oLbVTGvWAj2n87zCi2CCKZS0AJ1DxBA5nYbg0AkTivE_Q11BiFJZg8caApyjEALw_wcB
Dave in TN 02/21/20 12:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: replacement hand held shower

Yes the threads should be the same. Because of water flow limitations in RV's, many opt for one of the Oxygenics type shower heads that supposedly introduce air into the water flow to provide a stronger shower with less water. We have used one and it did seem to help.
Dave in TN 02/19/20 08:24am Beginning RVing
RE: Why extra coax connections in 5th wheel?

Possibly one is routed to a cable connector on the outside of the trailer and the other to a satellite connector. Have you located the coax hookup connectors outside (or in a utility bay)? Is there one or two? I would guess that fifth wheel is prewired for satellite.
Dave in TN 02/19/20 05:37am Technology Corner
RE: Nashville with kids?

You should be aware that the long range forecast for the next couple of weeks here projects rain pretty much every day. It's been a dismal, cold and rainy winter here so far and that pattern doesn't appear to be changing in the near term. If the weather doesn't dissuade you and you are still interested in a trip down this way, I'd recommend Chattanooga over Nashville for young families. Way more to interest the kids IMO. We live in Nashville and that's where we've always taken our kids.
Dave in TN 02/06/20 06:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Thor subsidiary to use European manufacturing methods

Clickable link: https://www.rvtravel.com/thor933b/
Dave in TN 02/03/20 09:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2002 Sightseer OBD location

Ford mounts the OBD to the steering column under the dash. They have a small plastic ackward to get off cover. It is about half way between firewall and dash. Yep, this. ^^^ On my Winnie, I had to lay awkwardly across the doghouse wedged between the drivers seat and the console to locate it. Take some ibuprofen.
Dave in TN 01/30/20 11:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Absolute positively the worst road ever

The worst road is the one back to work on Monday after a camping trip.
Dave in TN 01/23/20 02:53pm Roads and Routes
RE: Class A crash

He noted in the comments that he was the only one on board and walked away, thankfully. Glad no one was in the front passenger seat...looks like the overhead drop-down bed came down hard on that seat.
Dave in TN 01/10/20 09:52am Class A Motorhomes
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