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RE: When to change oil

"Cross contaminating when they are side by side, doesn't require you to be gifted, just a big bowl of dumass in the morning" That and high hitching a B&W puts you in a "Special" category. :B
goducks10 06/12/21 02:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Report out of California.

If California has a 74 Billion surplus it means that their ripping off the citizens. The gross domestic product (GDP) of California was about 3.09 trillion U.S. dollars in 2020, meaning that it contributed the most out of any state to the country’s GDP in that year. In contrast, Vermont had the lowest GDP in the United States, with 32.8 billion U.S. dollars. CA has the 5th largest GDP in the world. No doubt CA has some higher taxes. My guess is that with Covid in 2020 they had some shutdowns/freezes that resulted in the surplus. Most all states had surpluses.
goducks10 06/12/21 11:30am Roads and Routes
RE: Border open?

What a joke. They're initiating a "GROUP" to study it....again? https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/canada-soon-say-how-it-will-ease-curbs-us-border-fully-vaccinated-citizens-pm-2021-06-08/ This was said over a month ago. and the results are??? Well, no problem. As I said previously, if the border didn't open by April 21, we wouldn't be heading north this year or ever again. And it didn't and we aren't. We have a contract pending on the RV and will NOT be buying another. It was a good run while it lasted, over 250,000 RV miles since 2003, (9 driving trips to Alaska and Canada) but as long as the idiot politicians continue to play politics, they won't have us in the game. A great time to sell a high end RV though. :S Has nothing to do with politics, but everything to do with people's safety. “Safety” according to which political party? Last time I looked the rest of the world wasn't made up of reps or dems and they got to share in the pandemic too. Many of the same precautions were implement all around the globe. Didn't look like party affiliation to me. Too many people get but hurt if they can't have their own way.
goducks10 06/11/21 12:45am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Idaho raising rates at selected state parks

It's horrible, covid campers and families out for the weekend kill your chance for a spot. Gas prices over 3.00 a gallon. What I don't get is everyone is suppose to be unemployed Welcome to the new world of RV'ing. Covid/unemployment or not things aren't changing anytime soon. Probably won't change for years. This problems been building up for the last 10 years.
goducks10 06/11/21 12:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Any ideas for quieting a generator??

I just bought a iq3500 Genrac electric start. I also have a Honda 2000W. The Genrac is quieter when hooked up. The Honda might be a tad quieter when idling. Really impressed with the Genrac when the AC is running. Some CG neighbors across the way had 3300W Firmans. Kinda noisy. Paid $999.00 for the Genrac. I leave the Genrac in the truck bed. Other than that there's really not much you can do besides burying it in a box of some sorts. I went with the big gen because it doesn't need to rev up like the small ones to power bigger stuff. I'm guessing those 2000W gens still wind up running the AC.
goducks10 06/09/21 11:51pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Winegard X2 storage bag

Mines rode in the back seat of the truck or on the floor in the slide out since I've owned it. About 7+ years or so. Not sure what a cover would help.
goducks10 06/08/21 06:29pm Technology Corner
RE: Ford F150 vs Ram 1500 Hybrids Ike Gauntlet Test

Those guys put a weighted trailer on, floor it and go up a steep hill at an altitude few will ever see on a regular basis. Is this really the standard which you will judge a vehicle? Well it's apples to apples for comparison reasons. If a truck wins the Ike challenge then it will be that much better in normal conditions. It's all relative sorta. I agree though I'm not all that impressed with their methods. My Ram CTD would lose on the Ike every time, but in the real world I have zero issues towing in the mtns or anywhere else. The speed limit, road conditions, weather conditions and trailer tires or how much fuel we want to burn govern how fast most of us get to where we're going.
goducks10 06/08/21 06:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Falcon shocks for towing. Any good?

Tongue weight is 750-850 Hitch is 10k equalizer Trailer weights 6300 dry, loaded 7500 I don't have to raise truck to hitch but I do need to do it to load the bars. WD has 7 washers on it and L brackets are all the way up. There is a lot of tension on the bars. MC Really hard to find fault with what you have and are using. 7 washers is a lot. BTDT.
goducks10 06/08/21 06:14pm Towing
RE: Level

A 2' level on the floor by the door works for front to back. A 2' level on the exterior wall works for side to side.
goducks10 06/08/21 06:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Weight of travel trailer

I wouldn't go over 7,000 lbs loaded regardless of power train. The truck it's self is light in weight due to the aluminum body. You want as much weight towing the TT as you can get for stability. Just because you can go 60 mph vs 50 mph up a hill won't mean diddle in side winds or passing or being passed by semi's.
goducks10 06/08/21 12:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Batteries not holding charge ???

I've got the same batteries that are 2.5 seasons old and they read 13.5-13.8 when plugged in. I put solar on the roof during the 1st couple months that we bought the trailer so the batteries have always been charging except when the sun goes down. In the winter the trailers plugged in 24/7. It almost sounds like they need to be bulk charged and the RV's charger's not getting them up to bulk so they can go into absorption mode then into float. When on solar my batteries float right around 13.8 with nothing on them except the normal parasitic draws. When all charging is off they sit at 12.7-12.9 or so. If they've dropped below 50% too many times then you just may have damaged goods.
goducks10 06/06/21 03:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best/Favorite RV Resort

My favorite campgrounds are around Zion National Park, Utah..Bryce Canyon National Park is amazing as well. I love Arizona, Nevada as well but why stop there? Come to California and you will be amazed...Yosemite, The Central Coast(Avilla, Pismo, etc), The Sierras, even Half Moon Bay (40 minutes from San Francisco) are phenomenal. San Diego is nice too...you can camp at Mission Bay RV Park or Campland on the Bay and catch a Uber to downtown San Diego, even see a baseball game at beautiful Petco Park (I'm a Dodgers Fan)...great experience. BTW, I was born and raised in Florida...I know Florida like the back of my hand but there is no comparison to camping in California. Yes, the gas is expensive out here but it is well worth it. Cal is great for camping but the speed limit blows and so does your fuel prices. Left Oregon a month or so and paid 3.29 for diesel and got to CA and it was 4.19. Add to the fact that everywhere is packed to the gills it's just not worth going there anymore. Sure we'll go back but not this year.
goducks10 06/06/21 12:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Weight Distribution Hitch

FWIW level isn't parallel. You want the TT to be parallel to the ground. Find a flat spot to do the initial setup then use those parameters anywhere you hitch up.
goducks10 06/06/21 11:35am Towing
RE: Getting started with sway control

most of the sway control in hitches is snake oil, sway is cause by inproper loading (not enough tounge weight. you want over 10% of the trailers weight on the ball, and if you can sneek it closer to 13 - 14% even better. with the trailer level and that much weight on the ball you shouldn't ever need any sway control, but if you do just buy a weight distribution hitch that you cn add it on later. in 38 years of towing, I only ever had sway once and it was when I was 16 and brand new to towing and I quicky learned how to load my little trailer I had art the time. Steve What happens when that 13-14% lifts the front end of the tow vehicle and causes the front to become light and less in control?
goducks10 06/05/21 04:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Falcon shocks for towing. Any good?

Whats your tongue weight and what hitch are you using? You say you're maxed and can't get the front end down anymore. That says your WDH is too weak. FYI air bags won't help the front of the truck. Don't worry about the rear of the truck. It is what it is when you get the front set right. Floating fronts mean you don't have the WDH cranked up enough. Are you needing to raise the rear of the truck to hitch up?
goducks10 06/05/21 09:45am Towing
RE: Inflated hopes for EV P/U

I have my Diesel PU for Towing, the Wife has a gas car and I have an all electric Nissan Leaf now for over a year and put over 11,000 miles on it. The EV works great as my daily driver and with 200 miles range I can easily take care of my local driving and visits to family/friends and only charge at home. Its fun to drive and sporty. EV's do have limitations as covered here and I don't see them completely replacing Gas/Diesel any time soon. But have an open mind to the new tech...you have to start somewhere! Spot on. Henry Ford would agree as well.
goducks10 05/28/21 09:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cost of RVing

I think people are wishful thinking if they think CG's will be less crowded than they are now in the future. They were crowded before the Pandemic. Even if many of the newb Covid campers drop out, there's still the regular influx of people that really want to go RV'ing. And not all newb Covid campers are going to drop out. As long as new CG development stays dormant things will never get better.
goducks10 05/27/21 09:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Cost of RVing

Maybe thats why we like dry camping. $18.60 a night. Senior Agency Lifetime Pass cuts it to $47.99 for 4 nights. Online fee and tax included. Thats about what we pay for one night anyplace other than a Ore St park.
goducks10 05/24/21 05:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: old topics

LOL I see bs arguing on current topics. Nothings changed.
goducks10 05/24/21 05:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Interstate highway conditions

The federal infrastructure plan from 2017 to 2021 never materialized. Things will get better soon. x2
goducks10 05/20/21 11:31pm General RVing Issues
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