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RE: Kayak transport

We have 4 kayaks along with bikes we will bring with us, so a kayak trailer behind the fifth wheel works for us. Dan
Hammerboy 01/15/22 06:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: back to gas v diesel

So on this ONE vacation trip for this year I saved $600. :CProbably need a few trips to cover the diesel option before you are actually money ahead. How many trips will it take to cover the Platinum option over the XLT option? I thought the same thing many times. People here squawk how expensive it is to own deisel and try to cost analyze it, then try to make you feel foolish for buying one. But they have no problem spending an extra 20-30k on a Denali when a WT or Lt for example accomplishes the same thing. Some people rather have quilted leather seats while others rather have better power or both. As for me I love my 2019 Duramax, my third one in the last 18 years. I got to say B.S. on a lot of these anti Deisel comments though. Dan
Hammerboy 12/23/21 10:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: back to gas v diesel

Unless you are towing over 13-14k lb or more than 40-50k miles per year, diesel is a tough sell other than to sooth an ego. If you have the money and just like the sound and feel, get one. Really? For me it's an easy sell and I don't even reach your supposed requirements. I'm on my third Duramax over the last 18 years - second one with the modern emissions equipment. Pro's are; - Overall lower fuel costs including DEF - Much farther range when towing. I get between 12 -12.5 pulling vs 8-9 if I had the godzilla. Thats 40-50% more range. I can get a days worth of towing in one tank plus I have the option of truck stops to fuel up. - Much less stressful pulling, not that the gas can't pull it's just I hate the high revs and shifting that they do. - Longer warranty on the diesel in terms of mileage 100K vs 60k? - Higher resale, you will get the majority of the diesel money back Con's: - Higher repair costs for sure - something I haven't experienced yet - Higher upfront cost, but again remember resale value on the backend. - Higher maintenance costs, but not that much higher. Fuel savings alone will more that cover that. And as far as soothing the ego goes, nope nice try on that one. I think If I spent the money instead on a highly optioned top trim level that would boost my ego more lol. Dan
Hammerboy 12/21/21 10:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth Wheel Hitch What Kind

Not a bad deal I don't think. I sold a 5 year old superglide for $800 on Craigslist 12 years to a guy who traveled 500 miles to get it. Had another guy about 1500 miles away interested as well but shipping killed it for him. I probably could have asked more and the right buyer would have paid more I'm sure. Dan
Hammerboy 12/01/21 05:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Kayak roof rack on truck

I struggled with that question myself for our 12' kayaks along with our bikes. In the end I built a trailer to tow behind the fifth. This works very well for us as we can bring either 6 kayaks or 4 kayaks and 4 bikes depending on our needs for the trip. This may be an option to look at ad well Dan
Hammerboy 12/01/21 03:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: 6.6 GM. Gas

Just curious, I see you have a newer Duramax. Why trade in already? I have the same truck and love pulling with it. Dan
Hammerboy 11/30/21 08:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas Engine - Fill It Up

My V-10 Excursion and 35ft TT was never an issue getting gas. And I’ve gotten into and out of places most people would hesitate with a minivan. Ahh, your that guy:C Dan
Hammerboy 11/30/21 08:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth Wheel Hitch What Kind

This ought to be fun I agree, the B&W fan club should be along soon. To the OP ,look into Andersen hitch . There is a reason there is such a huge fan base, dang good hitch. Dan
Hammerboy 11/30/21 08:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Grand Design Solitude

Seems that the original trailers were pretty good and the customer service was great and they fixed problem. Later on, the QC and service started to suffer. I do not know how things have gone since Winnebago bought them. Ken When a company is new it's easy to offer top notch service when there are only a few of them out there. Fast forward a few years when there are many times more units out there and the popularity grows the top notch service is almost always unsustainable. Often companies continue to reaps the rewards of past reputations - good or bad. Dan
Hammerboy 05/28/21 11:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Adding travel time to Google maps

Love Google maps, been using it for navigation for at least 5-6 years now. I still have a couple Garmins still on the shelf collecting dust. I like the live traffic, suggested detours when there is construction or accidents etc. Time seems accurate when driving solo but I also figure 50mph towing as well. Dan
Hammerboy 05/16/21 12:03pm Roads and Routes
RE: Iginuity at it best

My thought was going over dips and putting lift on the rear. I know if I were backing down my steep driveway to my barn I'm pretty sure the two factory axles would be off the ground. Dan
Hammerboy 05/15/21 06:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rv Park with Pine trees

Funny, we always avoid sites with pine trees as the sap gets all over the truck and trailer. Maybe all pines are not the same with dripping sap but whenever we parked under them it's usually a mess. Dan
Hammerboy 05/15/21 07:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Iginuity at it best

If you are all wondering how to carry something on the back of your trailer, take some inspiration from this guy. I don't think it's something I would do but have to give him credit for trying. Not the best picture I could get but he added a third axle at the rear of the fifth wheel and has about a 6' platform. Dan https://i.imgur.com/yPBW0Uzl.jpg
Hammerboy 05/15/21 06:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Forced out of your reservation

The sad part is that these so called YouTubers are making money off of their babbling. Very few have content worth watching. If there is an audience then there is nothing wrong with making money off YouTube. If you want to compare what is on TV and what they get paid, YouTubers deserve everything they make for the time and effort it takes to make and edit videos. Some small channels put a lot of time in and make little for their effort while other larger channels do well. I find YouTube more entertaining than the junk on Tv. Dan
Hammerboy 04/29/21 05:24am General RVing Issues
Forced out of your reservation

Here is a interesting video from a Youtuber I'm sure many of us have followed before. I know I was getting angrier as the video went on. I have to give him credit for handling it better than I would have. Dan Video
Hammerboy 04/27/21 09:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Bed liner - spray in

I had both Line X and Reflex spray in liners. I like the Reflex as its more grippy therefor keeps stuff from sliding around. Both are very durable. Dan
Hammerboy 03/25/21 09:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: RV At Dealer for 90 Days Now for An Awning Replacement!!!!!

I don't get why you need to leave your unit there for so long for something like that. I had my awning replaced (warranty) in a day a couple years ago. After they received the awning which took a couple weeks I set up a day with the dealer and dropped it off in the morning and picked it up in the evening. In fact I emailed my dealer photos of the awning that needed to be replaced so I didn't need to bring my unit down for them to look at. Easy peasey. Dan
Hammerboy 03/25/21 05:42am General RVing Issues
RE: '18 F150 with 5.5 box tow a 5th wheel ?

A person who has been rv'ing for nearly 20 years and has been on this forum for almost as long...seriously? Maybe this Rver has no experience with fifth wheels. We are not all experts. Dan
Hammerboy 03/25/21 05:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Loooow Inventory

I'm glad I got my truck when I did as well. According to blue book and what I see on Autotrader I can more than likely sell or trade in my truck for what I paid for it a year and a half ago. Of course if I did that I'd have to pay top dollar for something else lol. Dan
Hammerboy 03/24/21 06:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Steps

What are all these limitations of solid steps? Aside from you can't be right up against something and use them? Our new 5th wheel came with solid fold down steps. The feet adjust to ground imperfections. So far they have been great. Years ago we had a truck camper with the accordion style steps. Nowhere near as stable. Perhaps the tork lift accordion stairs are better than what we had but we have no complaints on the solid steps and wouldn't hesitate to add them to a camper that doesn't have them. https://i.imgur.com/X63Q800l.jpg For those of us who store our Rv's inside such as in my case I wouldn't be able to open them in storage. That alone is a HUGE deal breaker for me. Plus I don't need to worry about getting dirt from my steps inside. No need to hose or brush the Torklift off especially in wet conditions as they are outside the rig. And a lot of times I just simply want to toss something inside the door quick which I can't with steps in the way. Those are some of the advantages of the Torklift. I see no advantages of the solid step style for my needs. If these limitations don't apply to you then they are great steps. Dan
Hammerboy 03/15/21 11:23am Fifth-Wheels
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