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RE: Towing up grades with "M" and 1 gears

Okay great responses thus far. Sounds like tow/haul really makes things easier than decades back. :)
crasster 04/03/21 03:27pm Travel Trailers
Towing up grades with "M" and 1 gears

So I have several coaches, but this will be my first attempt pulling a TT up a steeper mountain grade. I'm towing with a 1 ton Chevy express 3500. I'm a bit "confused" on just how to use this transmission. P-R-N-D-M-1 are the gears. So I know what gear 1 is. But the big question is around the M gear. I've been told to go to M 3 for towing up / down grades. But I'd like a bit more input than just one random stranger. So I came here to have input from several random strangers. :) I have 2 examples and would like to know what YOU would do if you were driving with my gearset. 1) Driving along, minding your own business, tow button depressed on the dash. Brake controller all good. Suddenly you see one of those yellow signs with a truck going downhill. 7% grade for the next 4 miles. What do you do with speed/gears/etc.? 2) At the bottom of the long hill, you realize you left your wallet at the gas station 10 miles back. Now you turn around and have to drive up 7% for 4 miles. What do you do with speed/gears/etc.?
crasster 04/03/21 12:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Old Vs New Rig

I'd redo the old. Until these MFG's start making a better product out of Indiana, I'd go on a buy strike.
crasster 04/03/21 12:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are class A resorts just as filled up as other RV parks?

Yeah right now all are freakishly busy. I just wave as I drive by the fancy ones because they don't let my low class in those parks! :)
crasster 09/21/20 04:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chassis clarification

Yeah most likely they'll be built on Ford/Chevy 350 450 3500 4500. Seen some Mercedes.
crasster 09/21/20 04:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2007 Allergo 32 BA Wipers

I'd go through each fuse one by one. Never hurts to check.
crasster 09/21/20 04:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do most parks check/copy your ID? (Victims of ID theft)

Your address is public record and anyone can do a search for your home address. They don't need to get it off your license. Your property tax records are also public record along with the value of your house, when it was purchased, how much you paid etc. I am even aware of a way to get deceased persons social security numbers. If I were a scam artists I could use/have as many of those as I wanted. There is a lot of information that can be obtained in ways other than seeing your id or credit/debit card. Many put their homes in a trust, especially with means. It ends up being the trust name.
crasster 06/30/20 05:59pm Beginning RVing
RE: Do most parks check/copy your ID? (Victims of ID theft)

So tell me, how DO you pay for your camp site? If paying by credit card gives them too much information, you certainly won’t pay by check with your home address printed on it. Do you travel with a wad of cash and use an alias when checking in? I guess reservations are out of the question. Dave I think it's kind of a philosophy the OP is posting. It's not that no information exchanges hands it's that he's interested in just paying and being left alone. Probably a paranoia of getting their ID on top of their CC.
crasster 06/22/20 09:50pm Beginning RVing
RE: How do you folks plan travel for long distances?

All great suggestions! Keep them coming! I love some of these ideas!
crasster 06/19/20 04:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
How do you folks plan travel for long distances?

I keep finding that it's very hard to plan an RV trip. I'm doing it old school. I'll have my start point, destination, and manually find every "night stop" along the way. It kind of stinks because it's starting to feel really limited out there. Everywhere is booked. If I want to go for 14 days from TX to Yellowstone so much is booked in between. I can get the reservation at Yellowstone, but I land much in between.... Is there ANY more simple way to plan? I dunno about sleeping at Walmart but I do have a family with me. (In our Travel Trailer - we have several types of RV's). Mainly, I don't want a "knock" at the door by the cops saying "you can't sleep here" or whatever. I have some small children with us and that would really stink to wake them and load up to drive on at 2:07am. I may be missing something.... But all this seems so archaic and manual right now. Is there a better source for "planning"? Or is going to recreation.gov and all the individual state park sites, etc. etc. etc. still the way to go? Tips, pointers, suggestions, experiences all appreciated. EDIT: Has anybody ever been turned away from a campground or whatever and had nowhere to sleep?
crasster 06/18/20 09:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Destinations during this Pandemic scare

As an avid bass fisherman and RVer, I've completely given up fishing due to the enormous amount of boat activity on every State park in VA. 30 minute wait at the ramp gets old quick and I'm talking middle of the week. I'll take soap operas and whoopi goldberg. LOL I'm amazed... Same way in TX too. We are not sure to even plan trips.... They are hard to plan anyway but finding open places makes it way harder.
crasster 06/18/20 08:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: How do you know how much you can TRULY pull?

I saw a Highlander pulling a trailer like ours rated at 3,750 lbs and most likely hitting 5,000 lbs with all the wifey stuff. I also trust Toyota on what they say their vehicles could do. This might not be as relevant since 4runner is one class up and 4.0 liters engine but there is an article somewhere titled This Little Engine Could -- or something paraphrased. I don't know however how it willl manage those 9,000 feet climbs or the braking power coming downhill. I have a Toyota Yaris. (Here's an interesting fact) The SAME identical car to 100% is rated at the following: 1. USA - Not recommended for towing. 2. Canada - 900lbs 3. UK - 2400lbs So the same car in the 3 countries specified all 1st world all with smart people is rated very differently. I've put a washer, dryer, and trailers on that car with absolutely no problem. I would NOT tow a "loaded" popup with it. I absolutely would tow a small popup with it. The thing is, I would not tow it on extreme grades though.... That's the thing. Are these strict specs considering the highest grade hills/mountains etc., in the USA or just "the average road"? There's so many variables. It's also not always about "going", it's about "stopping" in the worst case scenarios. I would tow a small popup from Texas to North Dakota, but I would not tow one in the Ozarks with my Yaris. (Small 4 cylinder Toyota).
crasster 06/18/20 08:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Luxury Airstream starts at $91,900...

I won't be buying one but I like the interior. The Airstream would look good behind your Tesla Truck. I'm sure I'm gonna catch a lot for this comment.... But I've always thought they were a good quality trailer but wow, they don't look much better than a commercial sink. LOL
crasster 06/18/20 08:46pm Travel Trailers
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