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RE: Camping around Christmas time

We like to go to Pigeon Forge. Weather is usually not to bad. Other suggestions: Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head Island, Charleston, Savannah. If your plans take you on I-95 south, plan on alot of traffic from the 26th on as snowbirds are flocking that way.
Travlingman 10/11/19 09:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fifth Wheel cameras and tow vehicle

The Furrion is a stand alone system and will not work with the trucks system. Get the tow tech package anyway, well worth it.
Travlingman 10/09/19 10:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: New 5th Wheel with 4-camera system

None of the trucks will operate your 4 camera system unless you do a lock pic on your truck. The 4 camera system comes with a screen that is portable for in your truck or RV. Order the tow tech package with your Ford. It is well worth the money.
Travlingman 10/09/19 10:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fear Aggression

Thought I would give an update on Sahara. We came across some information from the rescue group she came from. Originally we thought she was around 2 years old but found out she is close to 4. At some time in her life, she was in the Miami Florida area as her ID chip was from that area according to the company. Don't know all of her journey from there to TN, but it doesn't appear to be a good one. Know for how she is doing since last time I updated. She has really started to come out of her shell and start acting more like a lab. By that I mean more adventurism, wanting to play, explore, nosey. She is starting to act better around people. When out on a walk, if she sees someone at a distance, she might bark 1 time. If they walk up to talk, she shows no aggresion, just stands for a few minutes and will lay down if conversation goes longer. We are presently at the beach, and she is being exposed to new things that she has never experienced from the way she acts. Even though she came through Miami, she doesn't act like she had saw the ocean before. When a wave would come in, she initially ran from the water. After letting her see it wasn't something to be scared about, she didn't run but just walked along us on the beach in the water. The biggest thing she overcame was riding a golf cart. We rented one and she didn't even want to get near it. We started getting her around it and eventually put her on the backseat with my wife and she rode there. You could tell she was scared, but we went slow and you could see the fear subside. After a while, my wife came up front and she rode some by her herself. Later in the afternoon I took her outside by the cart, and she jumped up in the front floorboard. I patted on the front seat and she jumped up and we went for a ride. Wife came out and set in the back and we rode for a while longer. After dinner I took her out, she jumped up and we rode for an hour and you could see the fear level was very low. You could also see her grin as she was enjoying the ride. One good thing about this was after all of the time we spent riding around, seeing people, dogs, just so many new things for her to experience, never did she bark or show any signs of being upset. I know this is small steps for most dogs, but for her it has been a leap. T
Travlingman 09/22/19 08:02pm RV Pet Stop
RE: 4.10 rear in new Ford F350

Since you are looking at a 4.10, you are looking at a dually. I have 4.10 in mine, very happy. I am pulling right at 16K and live in the mountains of east TN. The 4.10 keeps you in the right spot on the RPM's when towing. Has good get up when pulling on interstate. Milage when towing is 9-10 and 16 unloaded. You only other option with a dually is 3.55's. From what I have read there isn't a big difference in milage between the two.
Travlingman 09/19/19 11:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dog won't go into RV

Our previous dog had no problems with steps until we changed campers that went from 2 steps to 4. We couldn't figure out why. We transfered over the carpet from the 2 steps to the 4 but didn't have carpet on the first 2. When we put carpet on the first 2 steps so they are were covered too, she went right up them with no trouble. She didn't like the metal steps.
Travlingman 08/03/19 08:56pm RV Pet Stop
RE: There's a reason to get rid of six-year-old tires.

My Goodyear's hit 6 years this year too. They looked fine but I didn't want to push it. Put some Sailun S637's on the rig last week. Really good looking tire. Sold the Goodyears to a guy who was going to put on the back of his dually. I guess that's one way to help for the additional cost of your TV. ;) How'd you know I bought a new television?
Travlingman 07/13/19 06:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: There's a reason to get rid of six-year-old tires.

My Goodyear's hit 6 years this year too. They looked fine but I didn't want to push it. Put some Sailun S637's on the rig last week. Really good looking tire. Sold the Goodyears to a guy who was going to put on the back of his dually.
Travlingman 07/13/19 01:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Performance/Efficiency versions of Cummins 6.7L

Both engines can easily and reliably make well over factory power levels I hear this statement from time to time but I have to ask why did Cummins change the internals to handle the 1,000 ft/lbs. I would have expected no internal changes if this were true. What internals were changed? My Cuumins Quckserve shows the same internals. The main thing that changed was a CGI block to shave weight and a CP4 to increase fuel pressure to allow more power while meeting emissions. CGI blocked allows you to use less material due to it being a stronger material pound for pound so less can be used while having the same strength similar to how less "high strenght" material is being used in the frames. The other reason for these changes may also be for future performance gains similar to how Cummins made to the 5.9L and 6.7L over the years by only changing engine tuning, fuel systems, heads, and turbo without changing any internals. If it wasn't for these emissions requirements and future CAFE regulations coming to HD trucks that are bring mpg requirements to these truck classes. There are plenty of current 6.7L engines making well over 1,000 lb-ft with hundreds of thousands of miles on the clock. Here are some changes according to their press release: The new Cummins I6 is now 60 lbs lighter than before, according to Ram. A new cast-iron cylinder head includes new exhaust valves and springs, and new rocker arms. Pistons are redesigned and include new low-friction rings and connect to the crankshaft via newly design forged connecting rods and new bearings. An all-new exhaust manifold houses an improved variable-geometry turbocharger that can deliver up to 33 psi of boost pressure. New Ram
Travlingman 07/04/19 10:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Any RV transport recommendation?

Since you will need it moved where you are, I would check some local RV dealers. Most of them have someone they use to transport. Hope the best for your husband.
Travlingman 07/04/19 10:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wet bolts/Correct Track

I went ahead and took a side grinder and cut the weld out and got the bolt out. Ground plate flat and then turned it around and put it in the back and brought that plate up front. The wet bolt was correct length but didn't really dig into the front plate. I only did 1 of the 4 and left the other 3 as is until I can contact Lippert Monday. Your thought on the reason for the weld makes sense.
Travlingman 07/04/19 06:12pm Fifth-Wheels
Wet bolts/Correct Track

Started installing wet bolts today and found that my correct track bolts are welded to the adjustment piece. Any ideas how to get a wet bolt in? Has anyone else had this and what did you do? Thought of using a cut off wheel on Dremel but afraid hole will be elongated by time I get the bolt out due to weld. http://i68.tinypic.com/vnfk8i.jpg
Travlingman 07/04/19 10:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Silverado HD Media Launch

Sorry, but I'm also not a fan of both GM and Ford's door mirror cams. Reason being: Last thing I want to be doing is looking at center of dash checking blinds spots when making a lane change doing 55-70 mph when I need to looking in the mirror of lane I want to go into from one I'm in. To me, it's called "taking your eyes off the road". Am I wrong in this logic? Yes you are. The Ford mirror cams only work in reverse, not when going forward. So unless you plan on doing 55-70 MPH in reverse, haven't tried my dually yet but I bet it won't do that speed, don't see you using the mirror cams. The 360 cam in forward only works to a few MPH's. The mirror cams are for the 360 camera and also when backing a trailer. You can zoom in and also change to a wider view when backing a trailer.
Travlingman 06/24/19 03:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: From Ram to a Ford

So do the seats massage, or do they just vibrate? There are multiple air bladders in the bottom and back of the seats. They fill and then release themselves in sequence. You can use both or just the bottom or back. Very nice on a trip.
Travlingman 06/07/19 11:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Traveling to Myrtle beach

What is your tow vehicle? You are adding 100+ miles to your trip by going up to Wytheville. US23/58 outs you at the start of I-26. I-26 has some pulls, but unless you are terribly overloaded or under powered, you shouldn't have an issue. No matter the route you have to cross the mountain. If you are set on not going I-26, I would consider going to I-40 and going through the gorge. Depending where you are coming from in KY, might be shorter than I-77.
Travlingman 06/02/19 08:03pm Fifth-Wheels
SR 11 in South Carolina

Will be heading down to Lake Hartwell in a week or so and usually take state route 25 out of North Carolina into South Carolina and then SR 11 down to the Seneca area of Lake Hartwell to avoid traffic and enjoy the views. When we traveled this route last fall from around Cleveland to Table Rock the road was in bad shape. Has anyone traveled this lately and have they worked on the road. We are thinking of finding another route down as I thought it would tear our rig apart in the area around the water falls.
Travlingman 05/11/19 08:55pm Roads and Routes
RE: The Redwood has landed.

Congrats. Glad it worked out for you. Good looking rig.
Travlingman 05/11/19 08:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Better in Asheville NC, Wilsons or Bear Creek?

Bear Creek. Wilson's is right on the road and doesn't have an easy entrance.
Travlingman 05/09/19 11:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Maybe a new Ford?

Have a 2017 King Ranch and love it. If you can get the massaging seats, get them. Have no trouble with the seats, and really like the massaging seats when on a day long trip. Adaptive steering makes backing a trailer easier, cameras are great, and all of the other safety features. We test drove all the others before buying this one, no regrets.
Travlingman 05/08/19 11:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fear Aggression

An update on Sahara. We went on our first trip of the year. We haven't been out much the last few months due to issues other than Sahara, so I was worried how she would react to people. We walked around the campground 2-3 times a day, and she never had an issue with anyone. She would do the usual Lab bark, sees someone and lets you know they are there, but no agression. One walk turned out to make the trip. As we were coming down a section, a guy standing at the end of the lane commented to his wife how pretty Shahara was. As they approached with their Golden Retriever puppy, I asked them not to try and pet her and told them why. They understood perfectly and we talked about someone who would harm a dog. Well, Sahara and their pup decided it was playtime, and they started having a big time. It was great to see her so happy playing. About this time, a friend of theirs walked up with a lab and he decided to join in the fun too. The first gentlemen I spoke to, bent down and stuck his hand out for Sahara to sniff. She slowly went up and sniffed, then put her head under his hand for him to pet her. He started petting and she just stood there and enjoyed it. We had told the 2nd gentlemen who walked up her story, but he went ahead and bent down and stuck out his hand. This time Sahara just walked over, let him start petting her and rubbed up against him. She set there and let him pet her until we left. To say this was the highlight of the trip, would be an underestatement. I had hoped to get her in the dog park with their dogs, but didn't. Everytime we went to the park, there was always other people in the area and I don't feel comfortable letting her off leash with people in the area. But, again I saw some progress. I have noticed around other dogs seems to help her accept people. Still working on her training and have also been working on getting her comfortable with a muzzle to take her out to a Lowes or such to be around more people. Almost forgot, Sahara and my wife are best buds. Of course this means my wife now has a 90 lb. lap dog.
Travlingman 04/11/19 11:56am RV Pet Stop
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