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RE: Sidewinder vs Goosebox vs BD3+1621

Any reason you went with the 4" offset ball? I ordered everything today - including a zero offset ball. Howdy! I have a Custom Hauler bed on my truck a needed the 4” offset to clear the front of the trough for the Goose Box. “Happy Trails” Chiefneon
chiefneon 07/11/19 04:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sidewinder vs Goosebox vs BD3+1621

Howdy! When I purchased our new Chevrolet 3500 DRW a few months back I did a lot of research on the Reese Goose Box. I don’t consider it a “glorified gooseneck adapter”. The Reece Goose Box has airbag, dual shocks and rubber bumpers provide multi-directional shock absorption I purchased the 20,000 lb Goose Box and I’m very happy with it. As for its construction it is very heavy and well built. Much more so than and pin box that came with the RV. Towing with it is smooth and a comfortable ride. I have a rear camera mouthed on the back of my cab so connecting is not a problem. The only extra things needed is to connect the safety chains which are required. I did also opt to use a 4” offset goose neck ball. I wouldn’t think twice about going back to a 5er hitch after using the Goose Box. The link below has quite a few others that are using the Reece Goose Box. irv2.com discussion regarding Reece Goose Box “Happy Trails” Chiefneon
chiefneon 07/10/19 04:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 3500 truck towing HT 5th wheel - Workable?

Howdy! What’s that saying “You can never have to much truck”. I use to get flax when I towed our 28’ Air Stream trailer with our MDT. “Happy Trails” Chiefneon
chiefneon 07/06/19 12:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: USA RV Park in NM

Howdy! We’ve stayed there several times when traveling in the area. Nice clean RV park for it rigs. “Happy Trails” Chiefneon
chiefneon 07/04/19 04:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping or Glamping?

Howdy! Before we started fulltiming over 12 years ago family and friends asked how we liked camping? I would simply reply “it’s not Camping, it’s RVing”. The biggest problem we run into was having to close between 30 and 50amp. The next question was how many people will that sleep? Answer was two comfortably. “Happy Trails “ Chiefneon
chiefneon 05/22/19 04:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: How your IPhone could save your life.

Howdy! Thanks for the tip. I’ve been using “ICE”, but don’t know if that will work if they can’t unlock the iPhone now days. “Happy Trails” Chiefneon
chiefneon 05/14/19 02:38pm Family Camping
RE: Snap pads

Howdy! I’ve had them on my 5er a couple of years now. Great investment, I no longer have to deal with jack pads in areas that the jacks may sink into the ground or paving. “Happy Trails” Chiefneon
chiefneon 04/29/19 07:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Duramax L5P Fuel Mileage

What’s it getting when not towing? Howdy! I don’t know, we tow with it and use the Smart Car we carry in the toy hauler to get around in. “Happy Trails” Chiefneon
chiefneon 04/10/19 06:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Duramax L5P Fuel Mileage

Howdy! I recently purchased a new Chevy 3500 DRW Duranax Custom 2L Hauler. Did our first long pull today towing a 18,000lb plus 44’ Cyclone Toy Hauler. The computer show 8.8 mpg. Truck did a great job towing considering I down sized from a 4400 International Custom 2L Hauler. “Happy Trails” Chiefneon
chiefneon 04/09/19 06:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water hose

Howdy! I have also been using Zero G hose for years now and I ‘m very pleased with it. I carry a couple of 25 footers. “Happy Trails” C
chiefneon 03/18/19 05:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Goose neck, 5th wheel connection, Long bed, short bed truck

Howdy! Take a look at Reece Goose Box pin box replacement. I have a Cyclone 4000 that goes 18,000lbs and use a 20,000lb Reece Goose Box. Our TV is a Chevrolet 3500 DRW but I have read that others do use the Reece Goose Box with a 4’” offset ball. Below is a post on another forum regarding others using the Reece Goose Box http://www.irv2.com/forums/f44/any-last-warnings-before-i-buy-reese-goose-box-371605.html Reece Goose Box “Happy Trails” Chiefneon
chiefneon 03/17/19 08:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Satellite TV is Dead, Direct TV just lost 267,000 customers

Howdy! We have been fulltiming for over 12 years and up until last year used DirecTV satellite for our TV viewing. We had planned our trip last year to Alaska and new we would lose satellite in Canada and Alaska so we cut the cord. We have a unlimited plus AT&T plan and now also have prepaid Verizon unlimited MiFi plan. We were already using Netflix’s and Amazon Prime so we added DirecTV Now. We had great success streaming in Canada and Alaska. Only one location in lower 48 was a problem and that as a TT’s Park in Cottonwood, AZ but knowone had service. One nice thing about stream is I know longer have to worry about the satellite being blocked by anything when we setup. We are very happy with streamingand also save money as we had the largest DTV satellite package. “Happy Trails’ Chiefneon
chiefneon 03/17/19 07:57pm Technology Corner
RE: Tombstone or Bisbee?

Howdy! We stay at the Escapees in Benson and take day trip to both while in the area. “Happy Trails” Chiefneon
chiefneon 03/05/19 06:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Santa Fe, NM RV Parks and To-Do's

Howdy! We stay at Roadrunner RV Resort. It has large pull throughs and several casinos we enjoy eating at while there. Short drive to Santa Fe, LosAlamos, Bandelier National Monument , San Ildefonso Pueblo and others. Great shopping on the square in Sante Fe. Takes day trip and drive up to Taos. Another unique little town to drive out to is Madrid where to movie “Wild Hogs” was filmed. “Happy Trails” Chiefneon
chiefneon 03/05/19 06:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anchorage Campgrounds, bad as they say?

Howdy! We chose not to stay in Anchorage we stayed at Big Bear RV Park in Palmer. “Happy Trails” C7
chiefneon 02/25/19 03:55pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Not Renewing After 10+ Years

Howdy! We started out with GS ERS and dropped it also. We’ve had Coach Net even since. We pay a little more for CN but they have given us great service. We had break downs in Newfoundland and Alaska and when the heavy duty tow service arrived to tow our MDT the only thing they asked was where we wanted them to take it (no extra charges). Also when we broke down in Alaska they sent two tow trucks one for the MDT and one for our large 5er ( no extra charge). “Happy Trails” Chiefneon
chiefneon 02/24/19 01:30pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Air brakes in Canada?

Howdy! I use a MDT with air brakes to pull our 5er. I’ve crossed the Canadian border on several occasions in the Maritimes and tripsto Alaska. The only thing they have ever asked for were our passports, never asked to see my drivers licenses. “Happy Trails” Chiefneon
chiefneon 02/13/19 05:59pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Stand-alone GPS or smartphone?

Howdy! I use my tablet and cellular phone with Co-Pilot gps app. Once you down load the app and maps cellular data connection is no longer needed unless you want to use live traffic. I see no need to purchase a stand alone gps. Co-Pilot RV gps app “Happy Trails” Chiefneon
chiefneon 02/11/19 03:29pm Beginning RVing
RE: Portable RV GPS.....Recommendations?

Howdy! I quit buying stand alone gps’s years ago. We fulltime and use Co-Pilot RV app for our gps. I use it on my phone and tablet. You get a lot more use out of a phone or tablet than a stand alone gps. Co-Pilot RV GPS app “Happy Trails” Chiefneon
chiefneon 02/10/19 05:58pm Technology Corner
RE: 2019 Ram Chassis Cabs in Chicago

Howdy! I like that Ram comes to the tablet with the uplift truck but the problem has always been that the Cab and chassis truck are detuned with less power. That’s the reason most RVers go with the Ford F450 with a pickup bed and then the bed is removed to be up lifted with a Hauler bed. I just went through this shopping for a RV Hauler. Everyone told me not to order Cab and chassis for that reason. “Happy Trails” Chiefneon
chiefneon 02/08/19 01:05pm Tow Vehicles
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