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RE: Route 160 in Colorado

The route travels over Wolf Creek Pass which does have switchbacks on the west side. But this road has been improved a lot over the years and the pass is pretty easy to navigate IMO. I have towed doubles (5th wheel/ boat) over it a few times and trailers many times.
RAS43 01/07/22 03:22pm Roads and Routes
RE: Trouble finding alcohol free RV antifreeze this season?

I never checked to see which I get, they have all worked like they should so I don't really care. Been doing it for 10 years with no issues, so it all seems to work okay. X2 been doing this for over 30 years.
RAS43 12/01/21 06:14am General RVing Issues
RE: RVs over 10 years old are valueless

Visit state parks, city parks, or federal campgrounds. Or as PartyOf Five stated talk to management at your campground about their policy. Maybe when they see your rig their will change their mind. Note: our rig is 17 years and I have never been denied entrance to a park.
RAS43 11/11/21 04:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winegard dome and H24

I am using an H24 receiver with an 18" Wingard round antenna and am still getting all of the channels I want to watch. SD is fine for us.
RAS43 10/26/21 06:40am Technology Corner
RE: Flying J frustrations - Alternatives?

If I'm just purchasing fuel, I refuse to go inside to pay. If I can't pay at the pump I'll go elsewhere. After all, it's not the 1970's anymore. Pay at the pump should be at every pump, regardless where, without exception. X2
RAS43 10/03/21 06:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Question on 5th wheel brakes

I do not believe that drum brakes have much stopping action in reverse do to the design. And as mentioned, traveling a few feet wouldn't engage them much.Disc brakes could be stronger.
RAS43 09/19/21 03:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Scary moment towing my 5er around Denver last week

It is a temporary license plate for a newly purchased vehicle to allow time for paperwork to reach the county motor vehicle office.
RAS43 08/29/21 07:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need New shocks.... opinions please!

thanks guys, was leanin toward bilsteins from the start. looks like those may be the one. Great shock, have had mine for 5 years and truck rides great. I also replaced the steering stabilizer with a Bilstein and steering really improved.
RAS43 08/26/21 06:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tires...I know, tired subject

Go with the Carlisle HD tire and update to an E rated if available. They are doing well for many of us. You don't need to go to 16" tires IMO. Ditto - that's what I did. Just talked to a sales guy at Discount Tire, and asked about "freshness" of the Carlisle HDs. He said that the =newest= tires they've seen lately are dated 2019 and =Discount= only has about 1200, total, in the U.S. Seems that Carlisle has discontinued the HD and is coming out with a new model...sometime. So, I my be buying Endurance, if I want to do some more camping this year. :-( I plan on contacting Carlisle and seeing what they say. I'll update if/when I hear back from them. Later: I just spoke with a =very= nice lady at Carlisle CS (>25 years working at Carlisle), and she informed me that the HD =is= still in production, but they are about 18,000 units behind in production of HD model tires, alone. So, I'll probably order some and hope I can get some fresh tires. Discount will let me refuse to take them if I feel they're too old. She also informed me that Carlisle =will= cover damages if one of their tires blows out, or tosses its tread, so long as a road hazard is not involved. I had not ever heard this. Lyle I bought my latest set in Feb. from Tire Buyer online and they were 6 months old. Cost was $447 for 4 tires. Took them to a local tire dealer for installation.
RAS43 08/17/21 03:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires...I know, tired subject

Go with the Carlisle HD tire and update to an E rated if available. They are doing well for many of us. You don't need to go to 16" tires IMO.
RAS43 08/17/21 10:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Glenwood Canyon I-70 mudslides....!

Is 50 reopened? I understood it was closed from Gunnison west, except for an hour or so mid afternoon and another short time period in the evening. Check the CDOT site for accurate info. You may want to drop down to 550 across to Cortez. That's the way we took coming east from Bryce. Construction has been suspended on US50 until I70 reopens.
RAS43 08/11/21 04:19pm Roads and Routes
RE: Glenwood Canyon I-70 mudslides....!

Personally I prefer US50 to I70 when towing to Montrose every year. From Denver I70 west is 65 miles of pulling up to the tunnels and then 8 miles downhill to Silverthorne. Then a short fairly level stretch and then uphill to Vail Pass and a hard downhill to Vail. By Labor Day who knows what to expect in Glenwood Canyon. Hopefully it will remain open but with only 3 weeks to make repairs it could only be 1 lane in each direction minimally. US50 can be reached from Denver on US285. It is mostly 2 lane highway with some pulls out of Denver and then some short pulls 'till Kenosha Pass which I find easy as it is only about a 4 mile pull. Then it is a pretty easy run 'till Poncha Springs where you pick up US50. Then it is 2 lanes until the pull starts up Monarch but there are 2 lanes uphill for much of the pull and and it is only 4-5 miles to the summit I believe. Downhill isn't too hard if geared down. The only issue with US50 is if they begin the road construction again between Gunnison and Montrose after I70 reopens. If so then they close the road most of the time weekdays and weekends will have heavy traffic. Since Bryce is your destination I would consider Allworth's suggestion that you consider I80 thru Wyoming and drop into western Colorado to pick up I70 or go into Utah.
RAS43 08/11/21 04:15pm Roads and Routes
RE: LED Bulbs

We have owned our trailer for 15 years and the previous owner had replaced all the marker lights w/leds. We have not replaced any of them and travel 3-5000 miles every year. So there may be different quality levels in lights. These are Grote lights.
RAS43 08/05/21 06:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Why do I keep blowing out tires on my truck?

Is there somewhere you go on a regular basis that could cause damage to that RR tire, a curb, rock, etc ?
RAS43 07/31/21 11:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011 F250 Steering

The caster angle needs to be increased. If it is within spec, it is acceptable to be increased more for better centering without causing tire wear. This!
RAS43 07/31/21 11:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: cleaning the outside of the 5'er

Veebyes, Would you explain your reason for using Maguiars POLISH in the final step instead of their wax/protectant. Just curious as they recommend a polish ahead of a wax which seals the surface.
RAS43 07/30/21 05:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for Recommendations on Floor Jacks

I assume you mean for the 5er. I've had one flat in 18 years. Used a 12 ton bottle jack. ^ What I have + wooden blocks. Same here w/ 1 blowout in 40+ years of pulling trailers. Keep it simple. And I don't believe a 1 1/2 ton floor jack is enough for anything but a car.
RAS43 07/28/21 06:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cripple creek/Pikes Peak

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Ditto, the kids will love it. Make sure they get to feed the giraffes.
RAS43 07/15/21 07:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: fuel additives

Did a quick google search and didnt see the quick answer i hoped for. The diesel pump doesnt list the cetane rating, correct? Would be nice to know if my local stations have different ratings. I don't remember seeing any cetane labels on any pump I have used, even at the big truck stops. I have also asked a few times what the rating is and get a blank look from the attendant. I believe that diesel engine manufacturers recommend a 45 rating for efficient running. But any info from fuel providers indicates a lower rating unless the fuel is "premium", whatever that means. I believe the US standard is 40 cetane but not sure.
RAS43 06/29/21 06:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tranny fluid change

I’ve got the Ford TorqShift with the external bypass filter in a housing and it’s quite frozen. Couldn’t crack it loose with a 1/2” rachet and didn’t want to break something. Thinking about trying to use a filter wrench on the filter housing along with the rachet on the end nut. Any tips? I haven't had that issue but I'd try using a 1/2" impact gun turned down a bit.
RAS43 05/29/21 06:14am Tow Vehicles
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