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RE: 2008 Silverado door locks

Is it possible the "unlock" function was installed but the "lock" function was not? If you can set the lock preference the unlock is there too. The ignition has to be ON and the truck in PARK to access the setting menu. Press the customize button (3rd one down) until the auto unlock setting is displayed, press set button (bottom one) ONCE to access the settings for this option, then use the customize button to scroll through the choices, press set when the choice you want is displayed. I set mine to lock when shifting from park, unlock when key is removed. Gary
GaryUT 06/30/20 07:26pm Tech Issues
RE: 2019 Dodge Durango with tow package? am I making a mistake?

You will need to add better shocks, higher load rated tires and a GOOD sway control hitch. But nothing will ever change that the wheelbase on the Durango is too short for a 25' plus trailer. Gary
GaryUT 06/28/20 10:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Devil's canyon UT

I've never been there, I normally look at the satellite view of a new campground to get an idea of the layout. Devils canyon campground Then on recreation.gov list all the campsites, it will sometimes include photos of the campsites. Devils Canyon Campsites Comparing the photo of the campsite to the satellite view will often clarify things. Gary
GaryUT 06/16/20 11:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 5th wheel landing gear help!

I would call etrailer, looking at their page they show legs that are compatible with Atwood. Etrailer Atwood leg search If they use a standard mount replacing both legs and the motor may be the only other option. Gary
GaryUT 06/09/20 12:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to safely operate a B & W Patriot 16k 5th wheel hitch

I have the slider version of the 16K patriot hitch. Have never had it bind when unhooking. Lift the trailer until the pinbox barely lifts off the hitch, pull the pin and open the handle. When hooking up open the handle, get lined up with the pin box slightly below the top of the hitch and back in, the handle will close on its own. Do a quick visual check and put the lock pin in. I lube the bushings on the uprights every month or so. I wipe off the kingpin and use my finger to put a light coat of bearing grease in the grove every time I tow. There is a grease fitting on the hitch that also needs to be lubed every 6 months. It's covered in the manual. Gary
GaryUT 06/09/20 11:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anybody ever buy a truck with a salvage title?

It depends on how well the repair was done. If it is the rebuilder who is selling it ask to see before photos, and photos of the repairs in progress. I have seen trucks with bent frames have the damaged frame swapped out for a good one. A reputable rebuilder will document the repairs. Google search for the VIN number, you may be able to find the auction listing it will have photos. Gary
GaryUT 05/11/20 08:48pm Tow Vehicles

Keystone is no better or worse than any other manufacturer. There is a forum for keystone RV's. Keystone forum. Gary
GaryUT 05/08/20 10:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Las Vegas to Grand Teton soon..

We have job for summer at Grand Teton. Will be leaving LV in 2-3 weeks. YES, we will check with state authorities but anyone in Utah? We have heard about entering the state and getting pPerwork to travel.. Any one in Utah with first hand experience? We would have loved visiting Utah N.P. 'S on our way, but oh well.... As far as I know no "papers" are needed to travel in Utah. There is a web page that all visitors are supposed to use when entering the state. Utah travel declaration form The route suggested using I-15 to Brigham and then 89 north to the Tetons is the way we go. A bit of a hill both up and down getting to Bear Lake, watch the switchbacks going down into Garden City. With all the people not working traffic is pretty light on the freeway. You will hit some construction between Layton and Ogden, stay in the center lane to miss the big holes. Watch the lane shifts. Unfortunately all the state parks are closed to out of state visitors. I would check with Cabella's in Lehi or Farmington for an overnight stop. They both have RV spots. Gary
GaryUT 04/21/20 08:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: Paradigm RV Alliance

Here's a new residential grade RV that's new to the market. Probably has better construction than your run of the mill RV. Link I've been following them on social media, they seem responsive to input and suggestions. They have actually changed floor plans based on perspective buyers input. We went to the RV show last month specifically too see their trailers. They look nice, I was glad to see LG TV's instead of RV brand TV's. The larger stoves with big ovens were nice, but I saw them in other brand trailers also. If they build them better than other brands and stand behind them after the sale I will consider them for our next trailer.
GaryUT 03/02/20 04:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Chevy express Towing U-haul flatbed w/ 4650LB trailblazer

I didn't know a AWD can be towed on a dolly how is the the transfer case switched to neutral. this traiblazor is my first AWD vehicle so I need to learn this stuff.are you saying I can switch the Transfer case to a neutral gear. and tow the blazer on a dolley. not sure what a toad is Thanks Toad = Towed Vehicle. Unfortunately the AWD Trailblazer cannot be dolly towed like the 4x4 Trailblazer could be. The 4x4 version has a 4x4 mode selector switch, which includes a Neutral mode. The AWD version instead uses a silicone-fluid-coupling that's always engaged. Every Trailblazer has a 5 position transfer case switch. 2H, Auto, 4H 4L, and to the right of 4L is Neutral it not marked but its there.
GaryUT 02/26/20 05:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy express Towing U-haul flatbed w/ 4650LB trailblazer

Chevy express Towing U-haul flatbed w/ 4650LB trailblazer What do you Guys think. and thanks for advice. If you cant get another driver tow the Trailblazer on a dolly, they have a neutral position on the transfer case for using as a toad. Gary
GaryUT 02/24/20 05:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Just sold the hybrid after 10 years.

We had our hybrid for 13 years, traveled all over the west and into Canada. Never had any major problems with the trailer. We wanted something quicker to set up and not to have to worry about putting the tent ends away when they were wet. We skipped over travel trailers and went to a fifth wheel. Gary
GaryUT 02/07/20 04:28pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Flagstaff to Flaming Gorge UT or Cody WY to Red Lodge MT

Too late for that ppine! To the rest...great info, just what I needed to know. Thanks so much! GaryUT...From Flaming Gorge to Cody, you suggested driving to Rawlins, then north. Is the route north from Rock Springs, 191 then 28 to Lander, not good? It's less miles. I forgot about 191 and 28, it's fine. Gary
GaryUT 01/16/20 09:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: My Amazing 12-year old battery...

The battery in our truck was still going strong when I replaced it at 9 years. Since we boondock in the middle of nowhere, usually out of cell range, I didn't want to chance it any longer.
GaryUT 01/15/20 06:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Flagstaff to Flaming Gorge UT or Cody WY to Red Lodge MT

Flaming Gorge to Cody: Need route. I'm thinking something that goes up thru Thermopolis? Is that on track? Maybe even stay there a night or two? Plan to do Chief Joseph Hwy and other stuff from Cody. Take 530 north from Lucerne and catch I80 at Green River. West to Rawlins then north on 287 to Lander. Take 789 and 26 to get to 20, north through Thermopolis and then catch 14 to Cody. Gary
GaryUT 01/15/20 06:08pm Roads and Routes
RE: Flagstaff to Flaming Gorge UT or Cody WY to Red Lodge MT

Flagstaff to Flaming Gorge: Don't know how to "do" the Gorge or how to get there and beyond. Do I use 191 all the way, any campgrounds with electric? Do I drive to SLC and take I-80 to stay in Green River, WY and do long day trip in the car? Suggestions appreciated! 191 from Vernal UT to Flaming gorge has a steep grade and a LOT of switchbacks. I would take 80 to Provo UT then 189 to 80, or you can stay ON 15 to SLC to catch 80, but you will have to pull parleys summit to Park City. Get off 80 at Ft. Bridger and take 414/43 to Lucerne via Manila. Use your toad for a day trips to the dam and Red Canyon overlook from Lucerne. Gary
GaryUT 01/15/20 06:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: Flagstaff to Flaming Gorge UT or Cody WY to Red Lodge MT

Thank you for that information. Would love to boondock where Grand Adventure does (or anywhere). That was possible years ago in good health and with a smaller RV. We used to do alot of boondocking. But I must stress, from my original post, that we MUST have electric hookup due to 24/7 supplemental oxygen needs at these higher altitudes. (Portable rechargeable oxygen machine in use during day trips.) Lucerne campground has electric hookups. Water is available to fill your tank, and they have a dump station. Lucerne campground reservations.
GaryUT 01/15/20 05:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: Yellowstone / Old Faithful area

First time visitor to Yellowstone and looking for recommendations during the month of June 2020. Looking for good commercial campground nearest Old Faithful with full hookups. Will be limited on time, so must do things in this area. Another vote for Grizzly in West Yellowstone. If you check the online reservations for the campgrounds in the park for the month of June they are all booked. Need to book them a year out. Get up early and be at the gate before it opens. Take your lunch with you or plan to eat at one of the lodges so you don't need to return to the trailer during the day. Gary
GaryUT 12/29/19 09:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Short Beds w/out Sliding Hitch

I have a short bed GMC with a patriot slider. The dealer who installed it set as far back as it would go. The pin box will hit the tailgate when the hitch is slid back: Gary Does your pin box clear the bed sides when you come close to a 90 degree turn? I have plenty of clearance between the pin box and the sides of the bed, I can turn the truck to 90 degrees. When the hitch was installed the dealer set it as far back as it would go, the pivot point of the hitch was 3" behind the axle. Since the picture was taken I have adjusted the hitch to be centered over the axle, the pin box will clear the tailgate on level ground, but not by much. Gary
GaryUT 08/05/19 10:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short Beds w/out Sliding Hitch

I have a short bed GMC with a patriot slider. The dealer who installed it set as far back as it would go. The pin box will hit the tailgate when the hitch is slid back: https://i.imgur.com/VJpRawr.jpg I have since adjusted the hitch forward 3 inches, it will just clear the tailgate on level ground. I will have to lower the tailgate to use the slider. Gary
GaryUT 08/04/19 10:38pm Fifth-Wheels
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