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RE: Keystone Avalanche or Best quality 5th wheel

X100 on looking at a used higher quality 5th. Start with a DRV, or GD Solitude, or maybe Montana Legacy, or...
TxGearhead 02/17/19 07:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I-10 major delay

Came through yesterday at 1:00 P.M.. Left lane merging to right two lanes 1500' from bridge. 2 minute delay and traffic then moved quickly. Great! Morning rush hour into Houston through there is a mess, according to morning TV traffic folks.
TxGearhead 02/17/19 01:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: I-10 major delay

If you are eventually going northbound on either US59 (I-69) or I-45, take US69/287 north from Beaumont then US105 westbound through Sour Lake to Cleveland or on to Conroe. Small correction. You mean take TX-105 (a state highway, not a US highway) west in Beaumont from US-69/287. Also note that there is a FM-105 (a Farm to Market road in Texas) heading north around I-10 exit 861 in Vidor that you SHOULD NOT TAKE. The identical numbers get some people confused. Note the highway signs and turns around Cleveland to stay on TX-105 and use the loop bypassing the town. There is also a loop to bypass downtown Conroe for access to I-45. TxGearhead's advice is good and will bypass the temporary delay and most of the Houston metropolitan area. Since I live north of Houston now, I rarely use I-10 between Houston and Beaumont. ^^^Good catch on the 105 designation. And yeah that FM 105 out of Vidor will mess you up. We have a farm between Vidor and Mauriceville. Whenever I get north of Vidor I get turned around. I call it "my Bermuda triangle". Wife or I never lived there, but we run over there from Liberty regularly. I had to go to Santa Fe (Texas) yesterday to get that piece of junk Pinnacle washer/dryer out of a repair shop. I-45 southbound and northbound around League City is a disaster. I truly believe they have been working on that road since the 1950's.
TxGearhead 02/17/19 01:55pm Roads and Routes
RE: Towing Capacity

Don't be like me. 4 trucks in 8 years. Get a dually.
TxGearhead 02/15/19 06:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I-10 major delay

Saturday should be better. I think they have I-10 at 2 lanes now. Heck Saturday I might chance it on I-10. I got caught in it going from Liberty to Mont Belveiu about 4:30pm this week. Hwy 90 Dayton traffic westbound was backed up in the river bottom. Intersections in Dayton backed up bad.
TxGearhead 02/14/19 03:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: Gas VS Diesel FORD For Truck Camper

4 trucks in 8 years. Get a dually.
TxGearhead 02/14/19 02:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Texas Coast (Beach) Boondock Options?

Gilchrest/Bolivar maybe. I think you will need a beach "sticker" for your car from Galveston county. Shovel and boards would be a good idea to carry. Make a car trip there first without the trailer to check it out. Stingaree Marina has decent lunch & dinner. Good weather next few days.
TxGearhead 02/13/19 06:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking for possible secondary hwy rout east to west Texas

HWY 6 will get you to Quanah on US287. 105 from Beaumont to Navasota will avoid Houston.
TxGearhead 02/12/19 06:55pm Roads and Routes
RE: Looking for possible secondary hwy rout east to west Texas

287/69 northbound out of Beaumont is a good road. I'm gonna drive it from Port Arthur Texas to Choteau Montana one of these days.
TxGearhead 02/12/19 06:42pm Roads and Routes
I-10 major delay

I-10 westbound at the San Jacinto River, east of Houston, bridge piling hit by a barge, unknown repair time. Traffic down to 2 lanes, sometimes 1. I would take US 90 (College Street) off I-10 in Beaumont through Liberty and Dayton to Beltway 8, or I-10 westbound through Houston. If you are eventually going northbound on either US59 (I-69) or I-45, take US69/287 north from Beaumont then US105 westbound through Sour Lake to Cleveland or on to Conroe.
TxGearhead 02/12/19 06:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: FastGuns / Hallmark - how to provide extra camper security?

If you remove the jacks and store them in the truck maybe try to cover them. That's inviting someone to smash a window and steal them.
TxGearhead 02/12/19 06:26am Truck Campers
RE: FastGuns / Hallmark - how to provide extra camper security?

I doubt anyone could steal just the camper. But the Ford is supposed to be the easiest truck to steal. Door locks aren't very good. If you park in an urban area, try to back it up to an immovable object, tree, sign post, etc. Sometimes thieves use a wrecker to steal trucks, particularly in pay to park lots. Many trucks stolen in border states are headed to Mexico.
TxGearhead 02/11/19 06:19am Truck Campers
RE: Nascar Follies

Yep, TxGearhead, I also watched it. Heck of a good show. I got a kick out of Christopher Bell getting upside down during burnout after winning. Sure would like to see it in person, but no way am I coming to Tulsa, OK. from Yuma, AZ. in January. Shoot, I'd have to buy a new wardrobe! Yes Sir it is a good show. But by Saturday night I've had my fill of racing. We'll do Richmond NASCAR spring race one more time. That is a long haul from Houston area to watch cars go in circles. I might do the Indiana Sprint Week by myself though. Still want to see Silver Crown at Springfield and Duquoin. Indy Fairground race a few years ago whetted my appetite for that. Yeah it got down to 11 or 12 Sunday morning when I left. A bit cool for a Houston boy. I ditched my plan of trout fishing in Broken Bow on my way home. I live just down the road from you in Liberty. I'll honk and wave next time I go to the lake.
TxGearhead 02/04/19 06:09pm Around the Campfire
RE: Narrowing our TC list

What, no Bigfoot 10.4 or 10.6?? Well, there’s a lot of nice campers if you want slides, then there’s Bigfoot/Northern Lite if you don’t want issues with slides :) ^What I'm thinking.
TxGearhead 02/04/19 05:00am Truck Campers
RE: Nascar Follies

Did any of y'all do the Chili Bowl, besides me? It was a good show. I finally bought an organic compound/particulate gas mask. I had folks taking pics of me but I didn't come home with a sinus infection for the first time in several years. I think the next airing on MAV TV is next weekend.
TxGearhead 02/03/19 05:38pm Around the Campfire
RE: Big Bend Rio Grande Village No Reservations

I'm wondering the same. Also wonder if the visitors have spiked with the Park Rangers now back to work. If I don't go pretty soon it will be in the fall or winter before I can get there.
TxGearhead 02/03/19 12:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Narrowing our TC list

What, no Bigfoot 10.4 or 10.6??
TxGearhead 02/03/19 12:28pm Truck Campers
RE: 2019 F450 and tire pressure monitor

TPMS is part of Virginia's safety inspection? Not in Texas. In fact I hear talk of eliminating our state inspections. Not worth the effort. Most people that are concerned about their vehicle not passing just drive with expired inspection stickers. My son's truck is at least 2 years out. He works too much to take time to get it done. Drive to work in the dark, drive back home in the dark.
TxGearhead 02/03/19 12:18pm Truck Campers
RE: High wind and the truck camper

Looking at your profile you have the Bigfoot on a RAM 2500. You may be pushing the limits of the truck, wind or no wind. I'm not condemning you for that, I've been there. I had a cabover of unknown weight on a light duty F250 back in the 1980's. When driving on 2 lane roads in high winds and the oncoming traffic was pulling off the road, I knew I had problems. It will take quite a wind to blow you over. If your profile is correct it may be time to look for a different truck or considerable modifications.
TxGearhead 02/03/19 07:03am Truck Campers
RE: Where do you get service done?

I live outside of Houston in a small town. I bought our last 4 vehicles at a dealership in an even smaller town (one red light). What few issues I've had they fixed. Two Jeep Grand Cherokees, a Corvette, and 2 RAMs. Oil changes are $10 labor. I would recommend getting out of the big city and find a locally owned dealer in a small town. No run arounds and they survive on local word of mouth. Ask around.
TxGearhead 02/01/19 03:35pm Truck Campers
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