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RE: Las Vegas

Thanks for all the replies Jeff K
JCK 05/03/21 09:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Las Vegas

We will be traveling through Las Vegas on or around June 16 2021. It will most likely be hot that time of year. Do any of the Casinos have electrical hookups to run my AC and walking distance to the strip. This is only a one night stay .
JCK 05/02/21 04:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Missoula, MT to Columbia Falls and W Glacier

We took Rt. 2 from Michigan to Glacier in 2017. Was a good road and some of it is four lane. For the most part flat and decent scenery. I don’t remember which state but it had many lakes very pretty.
JCK 01/29/21 02:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: Pulling Long Travel Trailer to Glacier

We stayed at St. Mary KOA easy in and out plenty of room. We came in from Rt. 2 at Browning . We had a 30 ft trailer ball to bumper at that time .
JCK 01/22/21 08:12am Travel Trailers
RE: How will my new F350 behave in cold temps?

You don’t need to do anything extra just drive it. As soon as you get up North fill up with fuel. Fuel in the northern states are blended for winter . Really cold mornings at start up let it idel for a minute then drive of slowly. Diesels warm more quickly at light loads.
JCK 12/19/20 10:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow vehicle charging RV batteries

Old wizard 13.2 to 13.4 is measured at the trailer batteries truck idling. After a 6 hour run home stop for lunch in camper Refrigerator on gas lights on for lunch a few other parasitic loads. I back in barn use battery disconnect 24 hours later I can check battery voltage and it will be 13.1 volts check it many times . The AGM do carry a higher voltage though. What I’m getting at is my truck has no trouble keeping my batteries up traveling even after a night of Wally World. Where you run into trouble is when you try to charge a big battery bank. I have 2 AGM capable of supply 80 amps to 50 % state of discharge
JCK 12/05/20 12:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow vehicle charging RV batteries

I’ve seen as high as 18 amps going to trailer batteries on start up of truck. And hour later or so still seeing 6 amps. Even if voltage is 13.2 to 13.4 amps is what gets the job done. Sure it won’t fully charge but on a 4 to 6 hour run I’m usually close to full charge. I’m using AGM batteries with low charging resistance. The charge line on my truck carries a 40 amp fuse so manufacturer has to size charge wire to carry load.
JCK 12/05/20 11:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Franklin NC to Pigeon Forge TN

I have gone the route I suggested several times with my DP and toad but only been 441 with the car several times and traffic is always a mess. ferndaleflyer I’m going to take your route tomorrow. I Want to thank everyone for your responses Jeff
JCK 11/01/20 04:33pm Roads and Routes
RE: Franklin NC to Pigeon Forge TN

Flyer My trailer is 30 foot ball to bumper . I would guess 441 traffic is a problem . We have been on 441 but only from the north side
JCK 10/31/20 04:52pm Roads and Routes
Franklin NC to Pigeon Forge TN

As the subject line says we’re traveling with the camper from Franklin to Pigeon Forge Mapping programs say use Route 441 over the Smokies . I’m ok with that just looking for input from From other Campers that have driven that Route . I will ask at the campground office but would rather hear from fellow travelers. I can take I 40 around that’s the way we came from Ohio. The go around route is longer and would like fresh scenery . What do you guys think Jeff K
JCK 10/31/20 01:35pm Roads and Routes
RE: GM's Max Trailering Package

Had a 2015 Max tow GMC 1500 If memory serves me wright it had 4300 lb. rear axle and around 1800 payload . I think the standard rear axle is 3850 lbs. I had a 28 foot Keystone bullet that was right around 6500 lbs. Truck handled it fine but you could never drive with one hand . Trailer didn’t sway but truck was constantly moving around probably because it had 20 inch P rated tires . I don’t get it you buy max tow / max payload and they give you P rated tires shame on GM . Kept it two years and got a 2017 GMC 2500 HD problem solved That’s a nice excuse to convince the wifey you need a Duramax Denali, but you and I both know that the tire store coulda fixed that problem for less than $1000. Or you could just air them XLs up to 50+ psi in the rear and solved most of your “issue” for free! Grit Dog The tires that came on my 2015 NHT max payload with 6.2 and a eight speed were those wide 20 inch tires P series I had them aired up to the max to no advail . At that time you couldn’t buy a LT tire in that size. So it would have required a rim change also. We’re not your local traveler we’re you can get buy with what you have. Two trips out west first to Oregon 7200 miles Another to Black Hills , Devils Tower ect 4500 plus miles . There’s a reason you don’t see half tons out West . The wind is always blowing hard and the grades are long and steep. Buy the correct product for the the Job and enjoy the ride Jeff K I drank the Pink coolaid once and will never buy a 1500 again 1989 Ford Diesel 2002 HD 2500 8 liter 498 Cubic inches Allison 5 speed trans 2004 HD 2500 Duramax 2015 GMC 1500 6.2 eight speed 2017 GMC 2500 Duramax five speed 2019. GMC 2500. Duramax six speed Best truck of all of them
JCK 10/26/20 06:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM's Max Trailering Package

Had a 2015 Max tow GMC 1500 If memory serves me wright it had 4300 lb. rear axle and around 1800 payload . I think the standard rear axle is 3850 lbs. I had a 28 foot Keystone bullet that was right around 6500 lbs. Truck handled it fine but you could never drive with one hand . Trailer didn’t sway but truck was constantly moving around probably because it had 20 inch P rated tires . I don’t get it you buy max tow / max payload and they give you P rated tires shame on GM . Kept it two years and got a 2017 GMC 2500 HD problem solved
JCK 10/25/20 06:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Utah national Parks

riltri. Thanks for a great right up
JCK 10/14/20 06:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: Utah national Parks

Thanks for all the responses . Some one suggested I look at the route the Caravan companies use . I did and it was really helpful. ORbiker I’m going to start making reservations ASAP Any more suggestions keep them coming Thanks Jeff
JCK 10/13/20 04:47pm Roads and Routes
Utah national Parks

Planing my trip for June 2021 I would like your recommendation for a route to visit Zion ,Canyonlands , Glen Canyon, Arches, and Bryce . I will be coming into Utah from Flagstaff on 89 . Those of you that live there or been there many times can you recommend other sites just as pretty but not so busy . My exit plan is to take 70 towards Denver CO. We’re not on a schedule and I am able to drive all road as long as there RV or truck approved. I know we’re talking a huge area but would also like to visit Durango and Silverton. I been to Grand Canyon area twice but never Utah All your help will be much Appreciated Jeff K
JCK 10/12/20 12:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: Grand Design 2018 Imagine 2500RLS

No I haven’t weighed without the WD on. I did take wheel well measurements the front raised maybe a quarter inch. Remember it had that big diesel up there. After the bars connected I don’t remember it changing any. The rear settled around 2 inches and I set my bars to bring it back up those two inches. I don’t think there’s much pressure on the bars I use them mostly for the sway portion. I have towed without the bars on and it towed fine. The bars just dispute the weight around a little. Jeff
JCK 08/03/20 09:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Grand Design 2018 Imagine 2500RLS

https://i.imgur.com/kWkbd21l.jpg You know words without a picture means nothing so I found a picture. A very high portion of these miles are towing Jerry with Lions Heads warranty one year no questions asked on tires they sent me there wholesale price for 4 tires and I took the money and put on Goodyear Endurance tires . At the same time I put on Dexter ez flex equalizers and there wet bolt kit. Those upgrades are well worth the money
JCK 08/02/20 07:22pm Travel Trailers
Grand Design 2018 Imagine 2500RLS

https://i.imgur.com/J0ogvzhl.jpg On a recent trip stoped by the local elevator and worked up some scale numbers My truck 2019 Denali 2500 door sticker 10,000 GVW Front 5200 Rear 6200 Payload 1995 lbs. Doing the math 10,000 - 1995 = 8005 lbs out of the factory. Before hitching trailer truck was 8776 lbs myself ,wife and all other items including a 100 lbs. generator Now with trailer attached ready for travel and 20 gallons of water on board. Gray and Black were empty. Truck front 4760 Truck rear 5080 Trailer 6000 15840 GCWR TRAILER weight 7064 minus Tongue WT 1064 equals 6000 lbs. on Trailer Axles Works out to 15 % tongue weight . My pass through is full and 2 batteries on tongue We’ve pulled this trailer out west Oregon, East to Gettysburg Pa and UP of Michigan It stays absolutely glue to the rear I Drive 65-68 on E ways with one hand passing trucks crosswind it doesn’t matter. I have a Equalizer 4 point 1000 lb. bars Long winded I know PS out west and back 7200 miles avg. 12.75 hand figured
JCK 08/02/20 06:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Indiana to Mt. Rushmore

On I 80 as you enter Iowa stop at the biggest truck stop in the USA . Three floors to view . On the grounds there’s a antique truck museum and well worth stoping for. Free entry only donation if you show desire
JCK 05/23/20 07:44pm Roads and Routes
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