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RE: Florida

Thanks for the advice. Checked out Florida SP reservations and it appears not to be a problem with site here for one night and there the next. Nice thing about those single night spots is they tend to stay open. Will just have to figure out where we want to spend the next night and call for the spot in the morning then mosey to it. Wife wants to see Manatees so Blue Springs will be on the stopping list. Just hope some are still hanging around. Other things on our list include Ocala NF, Kennedy Space Center, St Augustine, and Fort Clinch SP. Rest of the time will just be spent relaxing moseying around. Question about the SP though, can you get into the park after 5pm as long as you have a site or reservation? Also, is it safe to boondock solo in the Ocala NF or should I stay in campgrounds? Florida state parks close at sundown so you may want to call to get the code and instructions on check in. Camping in the ONF is generally safe particularlly in the developed camping areas that are not off the beaten path. Those deeper back in the forest do attract vagrants from time to time that may pose a threat to personal safety. Salt Spgs, Juniper Spgs, Alexander Spgs, Lake Eaton and others are good camping spots in the ONF. http://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/ocala/recreation/camping-cabins
fla-gypsy 02/27/15 11:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cost to install a new awning.

For a complete new unit and install it doesn't seem like a bad price to me. I would not be without one.
fla-gypsy 02/27/15 10:40am Class C Motorhomes
RE: I Love My Manual Awning

You know I am on the fence with all the powered everything that comes on TT's now a days. I have manual stabilizers, awning, etc and it really is not that big a deal to do it. I will say I will never be without a powered tongue jack ever again though. What a marvelous piece of hardware.
fla-gypsy 02/27/15 10:38am General RVing Issues
RE: do programmers really help

They really help the sellers profit margin
fla-gypsy 02/27/15 10:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Inside look at Ford Super Duty builds.

The Kentucky plant sure did a nice job on mine. Still loving it after nearly 6 years.
fla-gypsy 02/27/15 10:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Problem at Camping World

...and yet they continue to let the incessant whiners continue to use their forum and address each complaint that is brought to their attention here. Most of the Customer Service wannabees here couldn't run a jiffy mart (convenience store for everyone outside my viewing area).
fla-gypsy 02/27/15 10:31am Good Sam Club
RE: Jacksonville Sheriff's office seized property auction

Jacksonville Florida is not California or New York. The Prevost sold for more than $300k. The real bargain was the Ford Excursion which sold for $3500.
fla-gypsy 02/27/15 05:35am General RVing Issues
RE: What is Platform Camping?

Here you go; Okefenokee swamp platform camping
fla-gypsy 02/27/15 05:30am Tent Camping
RE: Cost to install a new awning.

Purchasing a 2005 Class C Fleetwood Jamboree 31 from El Monte Rv. They quoted us $1250 tax+fees (no charge on installation). Is that a fair price? Just the fabric install or a complete unit removal and install?
fla-gypsy 02/26/15 12:48pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: RVing if you don't like to drive?

May not be the best pastime for you.
fla-gypsy 02/26/15 12:45pm Full-time RVing
RE: Secrets about travel trailer warranties

They are worthless insurance policies (only a manufacturer can warranty their product).
fla-gypsy 02/26/15 12:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Reese Dual Cam Question

The Dual Cam system is designed to work with a large number of weight bars which are interchangable and is very effective when properly installed and adjusted.
fla-gypsy 02/26/15 12:39pm Towing
RE: Weigh Stations?

No you do not
fla-gypsy 02/26/15 07:16am Beginning RVing
RE: Florida

There are a number of campgrounds available in the Ocala National Forest that will fit your needs and we have a great state park system that you should be able to get a few nights in
fla-gypsy 02/26/15 07:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ram ecodiesel problems?

A lot of interesting stuff on Youtube concerning the Eco Diesel
fla-gypsy 02/26/15 05:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram ecodiesel problems?

Here we go down the "new motor" path fraught with potholes
fla-gypsy 02/25/15 09:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Im finding vague references

Use the sticker on the driver side door post for payload and do not assume that anything is identical to anything else and you will be dealing with facts instead of conjecture.
fla-gypsy 02/25/15 12:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Laptop set-up like Desktop?

We do this at my office. External PC screen attaches to your video port on your laptop, then use a USB mouse and keyboard. Printer can be wireless if so equipped. This is quickly gaining popularity and we do this as well plus you have the advantage of using a double screen set up and portability with the laptop if needed.
fla-gypsy 02/25/15 12:02pm Technology Corner
RE: Reserve America: a minor rant.

One thing I learned is that states have a huge input into the site. Many states will only put in maybe 50% of their sites so others are available by phone or drop in. Other states submit photos of each campsite. Others put limits on how many days can be reserved. I have found in many cases when it looks like I can't get the dates I want, I can call and get them. Don't know about PA but it may not be all the sites fault. X2 I found this out when I asked a Florida State Park about reservations and the park mgr said he couldn't take reservations you HAD to call Reserve America. He was not allowed to take reservations at the entrance booth. BUT if you pulled in and personally inquired about staying THAT night plus a couple of days he COULD take your reservations and money!True - FLa state parks keep some sites off Reserve America for walk-ups. I'm not sure if they will tell you over the phone if some are available, but since I reserve my sites, I'll never find out. I agree it's to easy to reserve a site rather than chance it. Regardless of the method of reservation or the vendor handling them some folks are just challenged to try and learn something new. The States that use this system obviously do so to reduce the cost of reserving sites and create and income stream. Being a regular user of the park system also gives me some insight into which sites I want and Florida uses a site specific reservation which works well for those of us who will do a little research and puts everyone on a level playing field as to choosing a site.
fla-gypsy 02/25/15 04:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Are 250/2500 trucks limited by their Class?

Unfortunately it is still all speculation unless he has inside information of what the individual specs are for each component. Add to that the entire platform is rated as a system and not necessarily a sum of its parts possibly (perhaps not) for very good reasons. That's the point though, we don't know why they did it regardless of seemingly obvious reasons including liability of the maker that it will perform in a prescribed manner at capacity. While these discussions are interesting and may shed some insight on what is likely to happen as far as performance and safety go they will never change that sticker affixed to the door post. Okay, lets go through the list of critical parts of the Crew Cab Ram 2500 CTD 4x4 Laramie that I have shown in the original post and their ratings on other trucks so you can tell me what you think is the weakest link. Here are the specs again. 2500 http://s25.postimg.org/hr5iy5uqn/Ram_2500_tow_chart.png 3500 http://s25.postimg.org/xqo6hpqsf/Ram_3500.png Now, I know for a fact that the 2500 CTD and 3500 CTD SRW share the same frame, the same front axle, the same front suspension, the same rear axle, the same tires, the same brakes, the same driveline components, and the same 68RFE transmission. If you want to check each part then you can go to MOPAR parts. The only difference is the rear suspension. So from this we know that all the components besides the rear suspension in a 2500 CTD can handle the same weight ratings as a 3500 SRW CTD. Now, here is what I am getting to. The 2500 6.4L and the 2500 CTD have the same rear suspension yet the 2500 CTD has a payload of about 1,000 lbs less with the 6.4L being 3,150 lbs and the CTD being 2,180 lbs. Why is that? Going by ratings of the same parts in other trucks, the 2500 CTD should have a payload of at least 3,150 lbs like the 6.4L does. Why doesn't the 2500 CTD have the same payload since the rear suspension can handle 3,150lbs in the 2500 6.4L, and the rest of the components can handle much more weight in the 3500 SRW. Speculation: a. Reasoning based on inconclusive evidence; conjecture or supposition. b. A conclusion, opinion, or theory reached by conjecture. I applaud your effort but it changes nothing
fla-gypsy 02/24/15 09:12pm Tow Vehicles
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