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RE: A couple of distilleries in early April

Sounds like a fun trip. I am thirsty just hearing about it.:):):)
discovery4us 12/06/19 12:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: exchanging propane cylinder that came with TT

Exchange it and go have fun. Below is from an AMERIGAS ad through Home Depot. They accept any tank, no matter the condition. It is part of the business plan and no we are not any more likely to blow any body up with an exchange. When was the last time the high school kid refilling your tank at the local corner store inspected and leak tested the tank. AMERIGAS Propane Tank Exchange •Tanks can be used for grills, patio heaters, fryers and fire pits •We accept any tank, no matter the condition •AmeriGas tanks are leak tested and inspected $ 22 95
discovery4us 12/05/19 01:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Generator handling?

Ramp or a jack to lift it and then slide it in. Possibly build a sliding tray in the basement storage so you can slide it out to run and then slide it back in for storage. My 6500 lp. onan is quieter than most generators I camp around and have found using the lp. easier than storing extra gas can. When the trailer and toys follow me gas storage is not an issue and we do carry a Honda 2000 to power the trailer. For just battery charging the smaller generator works well and on really cold nights we will use it to keep the batteries up and to run small electric heaters in the basement and bedroom.
discovery4us 12/05/19 07:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can my truck tow this?

twodownzero wrote: "Axle shafts and bearings are no bigger today than they were 30 years ago. I'm not sure what year 3/4 ton Chevy you're talking about, and whether we're talking about a 6 or 8 lug 3/4 ton, but it is very likely that is not the case. GCWR might have increased because engines have more power than ever, but that simply does not tell the whole story about the vehicle's capability." 2004 Chevy 2500 Payload 3000 lbs. towing 10,300 lbs. 8 lug 2015 Ford F150 Payload 2800 lbs. towing 11,800 lbs. I agree with the axle shafts and bearings being the same. But with the evolution of engines and multi gear transmissions towing capabilities of 1/2 ton trucks like the OP have gone way up. Likewise the capabilities of 3/4 and 1 ton trucks have gone up. My 1984 Ford F250 Diesel couldn't even hold a candle to my 2005 Ford F250. I think the OP combination might be a little long and a little heavy on the tongue weight but the fact that he is asking probable means that he will approach the first tow with caution and will make adjustments from the advice received here as well as from the experiences gained from towing. I also agree with Dutchmen's concerns about doubt but if I shied away from everything I doubted I would have missed a lot of good experiences. Heek I wouldn't have had all these wonderful years with my DW. :):):)
discovery4us 12/03/19 02:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Can my truck tow this?

I would tow it. I would not be concerned with the weight, might need air bags to help with the tongue weight. I would be concerned with the length. Towing a 30+ foot bumper tow can be an adventure. I always get a chuckle out of those that say not to tow with a half ton. My current F150 has better tow ratings than my chevy 3/4 ton has. Trucks have advanced leaps and bounds.
discovery4us 12/03/19 09:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Built in vs. Stand-alone GPS?

Might also need to take into consideration other features that might be included in the navigation package other than just the navigation. One example is in most navigation packages you get a larger display.
discovery4us 12/02/19 10:07am Tech Issues
RE: Built in vs. Stand-alone GPS?

The only benefit I see is one less thing on the dash. I absolutely love the factory navigation in my Ford but it ultimately does exactly the same thing as my Garmin. The one big benefit for us with the Garmin is I can use it in any vehicle I am in. I hate to admit it but I have become somewhat dependent on navigation. It has become a bit of a safety blanket.
discovery4us 11/26/19 12:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Uncomfortable Sofa

I wouldn't worry about the sleeper feature, I do some of my best sleeping in a recliner.
discovery4us 11/26/19 12:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Howling wind

https://i.imgur.com/7wmfg9ql.jpg This happened on CA 58 yesterday. CHP says it was caused by wind. Also had a few tractor trailer blown over.
discovery4us 11/26/19 07:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Mens' belts left or right

If I start to my right won't that make my name on the back of my belt and my big belt buckle will be upside down. Or it will make my belt inside out :)
discovery4us 11/22/19 02:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: Mens' belts left or right

Just wear suspenders and you won't need the belt :) I start mine to my left finishing with the buckle facing my right and belt end facing my left.
discovery4us 11/22/19 02:06pm Around the Campfire
RE: Extra long towbar instead of supertruss mod?

Keep in mind that the draw bar / ball mount will extend 6" - 12" out from the receiver hitch so you won't need much of an extension to get to 18". I have an 8" extension that I use and it really doesn't limit capacity by much.
discovery4us 11/21/19 12:28pm Truck Campers
RE: short bed extended

A few miles with a TT and a lot of miles with a FW behind a short bed extended cab Chevy with zero issues with ride. I would imagine the ford would be the same.
discovery4us 11/19/19 12:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Time to hang up the keys...(consignment ?)

I have dealt with Camping World on three occasions in regards to consignment, twice selling and once buying. On selling both times I was uncomfortable with the consignment contract but on both occasions they offered to purchase my trailers at a price close enough to what I wanted that I sold to them both times. No haggling, no phone calls, nice and easy. Drop it off and walk away with a check. The purchasing side ended up well but was fraught with sales pitches and catches I didn't expect. We ended up the MH we wanted at the price we wanted just had to dodge a couple unexpected curves thrown at us by the sales and finance staff.
discovery4us 11/18/19 01:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question for those towing an enclosed car hauler...

It would be dependent on the car I was hauling. With my jeep I had to climb over tires or climb out the back of the jeep so it would have been nice. I hauled a mini cooper for a friend and it would not require an escape door. I load differently based on what I have in the trailer trying to balance the weight in the trailer so it might be a concern on the escape door not being in the right spot if you had a different car in the trailer.
discovery4us 11/15/19 11:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bringing extra fresh water.

Great way of getting extra water. I like the 15 gal. size as you can still move them when full. I have a 55 gal. barrel that we use on long boondocking trips and a standard RV shurflo pump. The pump gets carried as a backup for the RV and also to pump out of the barrel.
discovery4us 11/14/19 09:21am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone ever try the Traction pads for a Truck Camper

I have used them and seen them used and they certainly can aid in getting unstuck. If you do get them I strongly recommend getting a rope and a couple snap hooks to serve as a lanyard of sorts. Hook one end to the trac and one end to the vehicle bumper so that when you get to solid ground you don't have to walk back and get the tracs.
discovery4us 11/13/19 12:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Side windows are fogged up

We sure can tell the difference between our single pane windshield and the dual pane windows. Windshield can be sopping wet after a really cold night, especially in an area with high humidity. No moisture on the dual panes. The difference in temperature and how you feel sitting next to them is very noticeable too. I experience the same thing just with different side glass. I chalk it up to the side windows being surrounded by heavily insulated walls and being a 1/3 the size of the windshield. With the windshield having a large open area below for utilities and coming from the factory with marginal insulation behind the overhead cabinets it does sweat in cold weather. I added insulation above the windshield and noticed some improvement but see no way to increase insulation below it.
discovery4us 11/12/19 09:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Side windows are fogged up

I tired of fixing fogged dual pane windows so one by one as they fail I have a piece of laminated glass installed in the original window frames. It is the same glass used in the windshield. I haven't experienced any significant difference in temperature loss/gain, moisture or sweating is the same, and the laminated glass is a better sound barrier than the dual pane windows were.
discovery4us 11/08/19 08:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Install cassette toilet, use black tank for grey water??

walmart has portable toilets for around $40 dollars. I used one in my enclosed cargo trailer and had no issues with odor. I did get awfully tired of constantly emptying it. Have since upgraded to a cassette toilet but it certainly is not portable but can go 5 - 6 days between dumps compared to daily with the portable.
discovery4us 11/06/19 03:09pm Tech Issues
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