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RE: Not enough room

With hydraulic jacks you can unhook a fifth wheel In acouple of minutes. Head to the pumps. If I have to unhook to fuel I having an awfully bad day. If I have to unhook to fuel regularly I need to find a new hobby/ lifestyle
Lantley 10/05/22 10:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Not enough room

I've had a Diesel since 2005 and have yet to find a nozzle that wouldn't fit. Now if you have a Diesel Passenger Car, that's a different story. I have to agree the diesel Nozzle is simply not an issue. Getting diesel is far easier than getting gas, simply because the 18 wheelers need fuel. Rv'ers using diesel are able to take advantage of fuel stops designed for 18 wheelers. Gas engines for the most part have fewer options. Once upon a time I towed a 38' TT with a V-10 Excursion and I played the Next Exit, Google Maps, plan your stops carfully game. Eventually I traded that V-10 Excusion for a 7.3 PSD (diesel) Excursion and discovered getting to the diesel pumps while towing is much easier. Now days I don't plan my stops at all and have no station access issues.
Lantley 10/04/22 08:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Not enough room

We here in the shadows of megatropolis, outside the Sanctuary city of Philadelphia do not have a lot of choices for those items…. Now Opioids, crack cocaine, fentanyl, we got that and then some ! Thats Funny!
Lantley 10/04/22 08:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trailersavor vs Anderson Ultimate

No doubt the BD3 is an awesome hitch and has some articulation. The drawbacks are that it weighs 160 lbs, is over $2k and you need to be pretty level and straight with the trailer to hook-unhook. With the Anderson you can be un level and at 90 deg to your trailer and still hook - unhook with ease. It also rides great going down the road with no airbags to deal with. Extremely simple, easy to use and easy to remove. The airbags are what seperates the Hensley hitches from the pack. They absorb the bumps in the road. vs. the trailer and truck frame taking the impact of the road. The BD separates into 2 pieces making easy enough to remove. Having a totally empty bed is overated. I use my truck for work and never have an empty bed. The hitch,tools,supplies, lumber something is always in the bed.
Lantley 10/04/22 08:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Not enough room

Like many already stated, when I am traveling into area's I am not familiar with I use Google Maps ahead of time to check things out... I usually have an idea of how far I will go and how far I can go before needing to fuel Looks like you have a diesel tow vvehicle. Finding places to fit is much less of an issue because you can use truck stops a diesel islands at convenience stores. Finding places to refill with gasoline is a much bigger issue vs. diesel
Lantley 10/04/22 10:22am General RVing Issues
RE: 5th wheel & Half-ton TV Thoughts

Prior to pandemic pricing. The difference in pricing between chasis styles was negligible. My dually was not much more than a 2500. The difference was even less between dually and 3500 SRW. Price was not the reason to buy the wrong truck it was a simple matter of knowledge and not knowing any better thsat led to people buying the wrong truck. Unfortunately now that trucks and vehicles are in short supply. Supply and demand has taken over and they are all overpriced.
Lantley 10/03/22 04:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 2024 Chevy HD and Increased Dmax Power

It does look like a revised dash. However the dash doesn't constitute the entire interior. I'd like to see more comfortable seats, a better layout. repositioning the center consiole. THe GM /Chevy interior needs to be more spacuious and more comfortable. it does not compare to the others in terms of comfort and space. Don't get me w4rong I like the truck. I had the chance to buy the other guys and still went back to Chevy, nevertheless I still believe the competition has a better interior.
Lantley 09/29/22 05:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Making my onboard generator quieter

Granted its only a video, while the meter may have determined the resonator made a difference. I could not hear much of a difference listening to the video. I found the difference to be minimal at best. Not enough to make a difference or change my camping scenario
Lantley 09/29/22 03:25pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New 2024 Chevy HD and Increased Dmax Power

It doesn't look all that new compared to my 2019, which did not look all that new compared to my 2007. Maybe seeing it in person would change my opinion,but from the photos it doesn't look totally new!
Lantley 09/29/22 05:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: New 2024 Chevy HD and Increased Dmax Power

The interior is a mild refresh. Somehow GM does not understand that their interiors are still inferior to the competition. The entire interior needs to be redone from the ground up!
Lantley 09/28/22 06:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

This is why I say drive a Tesla and you won't see a long term future for those companies either. Note its not just Tesla, all the auto makers have committed to electric and have plans to quit producing ICE cars. All the scuttle butt, debate and chatter we go through proclaiming are ICE vehicles will be around forever may make us feel better. But forever is about 50 years tops. I imagine Kids born today will witness the extinction of ICE vehicles. Keep in mind the extinction of ICE does not have to be the end of camping and RV'ing. All vehicles as we know them will carry over and transform. The gloom and doom of 100 mile limitations etc. will not exist.And that is a VERY BIG bet. I hear you and agree a lot has to happen, but a lot has already happened over the last 50 years. None of these changes will occurr overnight. The battle over the dollars is bigger than the battle over the technology. Who will win financially in the end is the quesetion. Right now Elon Musk is the winner,but5 the battle has just begun. Nevertheless I am not making up these intentions, Car companies have announced they are stopping production of ICE cars.You reported investors are pulling back from fossil fuel companies. Change is underway
Lantley 09/24/22 07:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

This is why I say drive a Tesla and you won't see a long term future for those companies either. Note its not just Tesla, all the auto makers have committed to electric and have plans to quit producing ICE cars. All the scuttle butt, debate and chatter we go through proclaiming are ICE vehicles will be around forever may make us feel better. But forever is about 50 years tops. I imagine Kids born today will witness the extinction of ICE vehicles. Keep in mind the extinction of ICE does not have to be the end of camping and RV'ing. All vehicles as we know them will carry over and transform. The gloom and doom of 100 mile limitations etc. will not exist.
Lantley 09/23/22 05:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

The battle for renewable and emission free energy initiatives will come down to money. The fossil fuel guys are not going away quietly. There is too much money at stake. This battle will consist of lots of smear tactics and propaganda. If just for a moment we assume that all the pipe dreams ideas for emission free vehicles and renewable enery will work. There will still be a enormous battle for the money. The battle will be all out corruption and misinformation from both sides. In the end the winner will be the group that bought/bribed the most politicians. Which will likely be the group with the most money to sway opinions.
Lantley 09/23/22 06:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

Peeps you've got to have a little vision to see the evolution of EV's. Yes the tow limit maybe 100 miles as we speak. But that is not a concrete limit. You have to imagine self propelled RV trailers that have their own propulsion, solar panels and batteries. 100 miles is certainly not the forever limit. Sort of like saying we can only reach the moon, making it to Mars will never be possible. We have managed to land a rover on Mars. A manned mission is certainly not impossible! The evolution in RV towing is not strictly tied to batteries. There will be new systems and ways we have yet to imagine to get it done. Who imagined how the computer more precisely "Windows" would change the world? Then along comes the internet that has revolutionized the way we do things. Certainly you have witnessed how technology has pushed us forward in ways we never imagined. To think we are somehow pidgeon holed and reached a dead end in EV evolution is short sighted. Tesla has had cars on the road for about 13 years and they have taken EV's to a mainstream level. Others are now emulating Tesla and will continue to expand EV. In the 70's when ma Bell and AT&T were broken up into baby bells. Did we ever imagine a world where land lines would be obsolete and every man woman and child would have their own personnal cell phone! My point is technology happens and it creates change that we simply can't imagine or comprehend. In 1970 we could not comprehend a cell phone or its usefullness. Much in the same way we cannot envision EV powered RV's. As more and more vehicles evolve to EV so will RV's. We simply are not capable of comprehending what that transformation will look like at this point. Be assured RV'ing is not going away it will transform into a new and better form much like the cell phone. That evolution will take some time but at some point happen quickly. Some are throwing up the white flag at the 100 mile travel limit as though that is all we will ever be capable of. Don't worry coast to coast RV travel is not going away....ever
Lantley 09/20/22 04:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

I'm not an over the top EV guy. But I am open minded enough to understand one day I maybe towing with an EV vs. claiming that EV towing is an impossible pipe dream. I've already seen enough game changing technology inm my lifetime to understand change can happen quickly. Wasn't too long ago the "Dick Tracy" talking watch was far fetched, now it is reality. When it comes to EV, I don't own a Tesla or have any plans to buy one anytime soon. However I drove a friends Tesla and that experience changed my thoughts on EV. The Tesla is game changin g technology. The idea of a car withincredible performance with no pistons,crankshaft,lifters or combustion of any sort is mind boggling and transformative. Experience a Tesla for yourself and your opinion on EV and EV technology will change forever. If you have not experienced a Tesla,you are thinking old school technology and you really can't grasp what all the EV fuss is about. However once you exerience Tesla technology you will begin to understand what the fuss is all about. I'm not suggesting you will run out and buy a Tesla or suddenly become a die hard Musky. But you will have a much better understanding of what EV technology is about and where it is headed. Short of a huge breakthrough in battery technology, RVs with similar capabilities are not happening in our lifetime. "Dick Tracy" was like 80-90 yrs ago. Unless you are 400yrs old, yeah, it was a long time ago. I had cars without pistons, crankshafts, lifters. Nothing particularly earth shattering about the idea. They were slot cars and solved the energy storage issue by electrifying the track. Electrifying our roadway system is an expensive proposition but technologically it does work. Performance is a red herring. Modern 4 banger cars almost never use the full performance capability anyway. Battery Technology is certainly progressing. To think there will not be significant advancement in batterry technology is very short sited. While at the Hershey RV show last weekend. There where 4 lithium battery suppliers peddling their products. I don't remember there being any the year prior. Li batteries are currently changing the way we camp and opening up lots of opportunities to camp off the grid in ways that were not possible just 10 years ago.
Lantley 09/20/22 11:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

No one has ever said that EV's are the answer to all needs. The ICE and Diesel will never dissappear in our lifetimes no matter how muck the greenies want them to. It took 40 years for the ICE to replace the horse, the change to EV's will not come any quicker. Nothing to debate folks. None of us no the time frame but the change is coming. Interestingly enough several manufacturesrs have proclimed they will cease productin of the ICE within the next 20 years
Lantley 09/20/22 11:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

Lantley old boy I see you are pulling your fifth with a large gasser or diesel truck. Time for you go EV and pull your fifth with EV sport. Maybe your EV is hidden behind the house. I'm not an over the top EV guy. But I am open minded enough to understand one day I maybe towing with an EV vs. claiming that EV towing is an impossible pipe dream. I've already seen enough game changing technology inm my lifetime to understand change can happen quickly. Wasn't too long ago the "Dick Tracy" talking watch was far fetched, now it is reality. When it comes to EV, I don't own a Tesla or have any plans to buy one anytime soon. However I drove a friends Tesla and that experience changed my thoughts on EV. The Tesla is game changin g technology. The idea of a car withincredible performance with no pistons,crankshaft,lifters or combustion of any sort is mind boggling and transformative. Experience a Tesla for yourself and your opinion on EV and EV technology will change forever. If you have not experienced a Tesla,you are thinking old school technology and you really can't grasp what all the EV fuss is about. However once you exerience Tesla technology you will begin to understand what the fuss is all about. I'm not suggesting you will run out and buy a Tesla or suddenly become a die hard Musky. But you will have a much better understanding of what EV technology is about and where it is headed.
Lantley 09/20/22 06:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

I imagine the cowboys said the same thing concerning horses when the model T was introduced. I'm sure not everyone believed in the flying contraption the Wright brothers were working on. To think EV won't impact trucking and that the diesel engine is the end all platform is a bit closed minded don't you think?
Lantley 09/20/22 04:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Upgrade to 5th wheel

I'm not trying to dial in the weights,because for the most part I don't have all the data to dal it in accurately. I have tools and other stuff in the rear of my truck. Those things are not loaded/placed in the truck to evenly balance the weight. They are simply placed in the truck wherever they fit. As a result my tires are not carrying the same weight. If I really wanted to use the charts to fill each tire to its corresponding PSI I would have to know the weight of each tire otherwise I'm just guessing. Secondly we go through all the calculations and then buy a dually truck because it can carry a heavy load. However we then only fill the tires part wat which derates the trucks ability. Give me full capacity. I did not buy a dually for the soft ride.
Lantley 09/19/22 04:41pm Towing
RE: Upgrade to 5th wheel

To get maximum capacity out of the tire.
Lantley 09/19/22 09:24am Towing
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