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RE: 16' Scamp and 2018 Ram 2500 diesel

Speed has a lot to do with mpg. I don't go over 60, while most of the campers passing me do 70 and better.
Road Phantom 07/21/22 06:05pm Travel Trailers
16' Scamp and 2018 Ram 2500 diesel

Over kill? Hell yes! But, I believe I would get around 17-18 mpg towing. With gas going through the roof, we are considering a 16 foot Scamp for long trips to visit family. (I don't fly) We used to travel in a 32 ft 5th wheel) Rather than to sell the truck which has 4 wheel drive and only 50,000 miles on it, we'd like to keep it. The truck gets 27 mpg hwy with 342 gear ratio, no wind doing 60 mph. It's comfortable and has a cap with a slide-out aluminum tray. Is this a fair assessment? It seems to me that pulling a 2000 lb trailer with a low profile (7'.6") would be nothing to pull. I'm blocking most of the wind with the cap.
Road Phantom 07/21/22 02:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Holy Chutzpa on the Surcharges Batman

I liked where they wanted to sell me added insurance for $5000.00 when the new trailer I bought already had factory insurance for three years. I refused the offer and was bombarded with the salesman's pitch for 40 minutes before he finally pushed a paper in front of me to sign off on the offer.
Road Phantom 04/08/22 10:41am General RVing Issues
roof seal

I checked the roof of my trailer and noticed a few spots missing caulking. I live in it, so I'd like to insure that whatever seal I use will last. It gets hot here in El Paso, TX, so that might be a consideration. I need a suggesting as to what I should use. Thanks for your help.
Road Phantom 04/08/22 10:30am General RVing Issues
White crusty stuff.

I found a white crusty-like substance on one the battery post to my trailer, so I cleaned it up and reattached the cable. How do I prevent this from happening again? I see where grease is applied to the post and clamp, or in older times, a penny put near it, I guess to draw the corrosion away from the post. I need a better solution. Thanks
Road Phantom 04/03/22 12:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: can I tow on the ball

The weight of my ram diesel is more like 7800lbs loaded, sorry about that. I have a Blue Ox WD hitch with a 10,000 lb capacity. I'd like to test it without the spring bars attached and may do that in an upcoming trip.
Road Phantom 03/14/22 11:16pm Travel Trailers
can I tow on the ball

My truck is a Ram 2500 diesel with a GVWR of 10,000lbs. My trailer weighs 5300 unloaded. I travel with a full tank of water and not much else, so my total cargo weight is maybe in the four hundred lb range. The truck has a cap and aluminum slide tray that I use for a bag of tools, bins with hoses for the sewer and another for water. The rest is two chairs, a stool and miscellaneous items that don't weigh much. I'll estimate my truck cargo weight, including wife and fuel plus the above at under five hundred lbs. So loaded is: 5700 TT weight VS 6700 truck. Do I need a weight distribution hitch with this combo or can I safely tow it on the ball. Thanks.
Road Phantom 03/14/22 05:30pm Travel Trailers
Blue Ox 10000

I bought this hitch and lost one of the L shaped retainers that holds the equalizer bars in place. Is there anything besides the original piece that could work? I Can't find a replacement for it at the stores.
Road Phantom 11/24/21 12:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: leaking pipes

Dougrainer, some of the overfill went into the under-storage compartment---not much and an easy cleanup. I didn't see any water underneath the trailer, so I don't think much got trapped above the lining. We're in the dry desert, so what little is left will dry out.
Road Phantom 11/08/21 10:47am Tech Issues
RE: leaking pipes

Man, do I feel the fool. There is a second pull handle to another grey tank for the kitchen. It's separate from the rest and in its own compartment. Thanks all for the help.
Road Phantom 11/07/21 09:31am Tech Issues
RE: leaking pipes

(Can the grey water tank be full? The shower may have one grey water tank, and the sinks have a different grey water tank.) This is like, "My car won't start." And then you find out it's out of gas. The handles for the tank drains are all in one spot. I have two for black: one the full bath and one for the half bath. There's only one handle for the grey. I checked outside that compartment and there isn't anything else. The water in the kitchen eventually goes down, That's why I believe its a clog. The full bathroom and W/D at the other end of the trailer drain fine. I think they sell a drain cleaner for plastic pipes, so I'll head to Lowe's and see if I can find it.
Road Phantom 11/06/21 02:56pm Tech Issues
leaking pipes

We just bought a used 2017 Big Horn 5th wheel from Camping World, had it towed to our permanent sight and already are having problem. The kitchen sink and half bath are both backing up grey water. I checked the plastic pipes under the kitchen sink, took them apart and it all seemed clear. Any ideas? The black water drains fine and so does the front bathroom shower, no problem there.
Road Phantom 11/05/21 08:10pm Tech Issues
RE: How could this be?

I'm going with the air flow effect. A cap might solve some of the mpg issues, which is in the future plan. Temps were in the low 80's day time to 60 at night for West Texas and the first drive from the dealer was around eight hundred miles. 11+ was consistent for all refills.
Road Phantom 11/01/21 12:39pm Travel Trailers
How could this be?

I usually get around 13 mpg when pulling my 33ft,11000lb loaded, fifth wheel. That, of course, is on flat ground doing 60 with no headwind. My truck is a 2018 Ram 2500, diesel with a 373 axle rating. I recently bought a 26 ft. travel trailer, 5000lbs empty and here's my dilemma. I pulled it on mostly flat ground, no wind and maintained 60 mph and was only getting 11-12 mpg. What gives? I was thinking maybe frontal area, but the fifth wheel is two feet higher up front, so I'm not so sure that's the case. Some other coefficient mathematical formula is at play. The truck empty remains the same as far as mpg is concerned. Any thoughts?
Road Phantom 11/01/21 09:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge

Not sure if the first few are aware of the all the illegals crossing into the US from remote areas like this. Panama caught 38 illegals and all had terrorist backgrounds and were headed to the US. Over 110 countries have been documented crossing or trying to cross into the US from Mexico. These facts can be easily googled. The close proximity to a remote border crossing is of concern to me. Add in the drug mules to that mix. That's why I was hoping to hear from someone who was actually there and can give me and my wife first hand information. I'd also like to know the condition of the roads. Thanks for your help.
Road Phantom 10/23/21 10:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge

Anyone camp at Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge near Sasabe, AZ? I was wondering in the access is good enough to get my 26 ft tt into and whether the area is safe.
Road Phantom 10/23/21 12:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Which Hitch do I buy?

My Truck: 2018 Ram 2500 diesel 4X4. Crew, short bed. I'm working with a Dealer for the purchase of a new 26' Grand Design TT that weighs around 5000lbs and 7000 GVWR. I need a recommendation for the hitch. I heard Reese was a good one. I would also like to have a little overkill in the event that we trade up to a larger trailer in the future. Thanks for you help.
Road Phantom 10/16/21 11:21am Travel Trailers
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