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RE: An upgraded option for the half ton Pickup crowd

I read in another article that the max payload is 1940? Guessing that's lower the nicer trim you get. Still not quite up to F150 specs. But the power is definitely their.
goducks10 09/20/21 09:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: jayco small travel trailers

Most RV's are made in Indiana...a state that has a $7.25 minimum wage. You get what you pay for should be stated on the sales contract. Oregons minimum wage is $12.75. We have Forest River, Keystone, ORV and Northwood as our big RV manufactures. I see some pretty sloppy work from all 4 of those. You could pay workers $25 an hr and management would still want it built ASAP.
goducks10 09/19/21 10:47am Travel Trailers
RE: “Pathetic quality”: RV dealers are fed up...

"If they buy it, we will build it" Seems to me that the quality level corresponds with the expected results from the manufacture. I see no reason other than money that any manufacturer can't build a solid well built RV.I guaranty that those so called shabby workers would build it better if their jobs were on the line. They don't have to because they're not expected to be perfect. Only good enough. The other problem is the cheap stuff that's been installed in RV's for decades. I see some trends in certain products that are slowly working their way into RV's. Build technology and parts improvement would go a long way towards improving quality.
goducks10 09/13/21 10:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Route from Blue River,Or to Caldwell,Id.

Hwy 20 is fine. It's almost but ugly out in eastern OR on that hwy. When we're heading east we prefer hwy 26. It's a gorgeous drive but an hour longer though.
goducks10 09/12/21 12:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2022 Chevy Silverado Reveal

Those Fords grills look like Rams grill.
goducks10 09/10/21 09:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Two part ??? - Has your camping reservation been cancelled?

We've cancelled in the past and this year didn't camp at all in August except for the 1st couple days because of smoke. Smoke is definitely playing a part in choosing where to go. We did cancel two trips last month from smoke. We're in Oregon.
goducks10 09/06/21 09:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Air Shocks or Air Bags on TT

Level Mate Pro. It tells you exactly how out of level the RV is in 1/4" increments. Plus it does front to back and recalls the coupler height for hitching back up. All from the comfort of your drivers seat.
goducks10 09/06/21 09:05am Travel Trailers
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

Vehicles with major electrical issues sometimes have a short and catch fire….;) And that's why I'm never going to buy a Ram again, or recommend that anyone buy one. They are overpriced pieces of Bye-don dung. https://www.jdpower.com/Cars/Ratings/Ram-Truck/2021
goducks10 09/03/21 11:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM and others shutting down production.

Hmm, so paying someone the necessary amount so they can afford to buy what they build is unsustainable? I'll have to think about that one. Hmm, so we should pay everyone enough money that they can afford a Lamborghini? The guy that sweeps the floor at NASA should be able to afford a space shuttle? How about the guy that delivers the rivets that assemble the newest cruise ship... he should be paid enough to afford to buy a cruise ship? Think about that too... For what its worth, I get paid quite a bit more than $15/hour and I can't comfortably afford a top of the line GMC Denali. How much more should I demand from my employer so that I can afford expensive luxuries? You don't buy chips. You buy what they're used for. Intel doesn't make trucks.
goducks10 09/03/21 04:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM and others shutting down production.

Intel could start making chips if they use existing fab plants. As an Oregonian and in commercial construction for 30 years I've worked on projects involving new buildings for Inntel. It takes years to get one up and running. https://www.reuters.com/technology/intel-talks-produce-chips-automakers-within-six-nine-months-ceo-2021-04-12/
goducks10 09/03/21 12:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Air Shocks or Air Bags on TT

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goducks10 09/03/21 10:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Air Shocks or Air Bags on TT

This https://logicbluetech.com/ With these https://www.beech-lane.com/camper-levelers I can sit in my truck with the app and backup until the LMP shows level. Makes it easy for one person.
goducks10 09/03/21 10:38am Travel Trailers
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

August of 2005 I bought my F150 4x4 Lariat with every option available and paid $36k, financed by Ford's no interest loan. Today it has 77,500 miles. Drove to South Central Oregon a few weeks ago and it averaged 18.5 MPG; around town 13.5 MPG. When towing TT, it blesses me with 9-10 MPG, even more if I didn't drive 60-65 MPH. My brother in law just paid $75k for his new "used" F250. WTF I say.... In 2006, I bought a used 2005 Ford F350 Dually V10 from a Ford dealer. It had a little over 20,000 miles. It came with a factory extended 4 year, 75,000 mile warranty, which gave me 4 years of warranty to almost 100,000 miles. It cost $20,000 out the door, including tax and license. 20 years later, it has only been at Ford once for a repair to check on an ABS light which they fixed under warranty (loose connector). It now has 146,000 and everything works fine. Even the radio, heater and AC work. In 2019, I ordered and bought a Ram 3500 Dually HO and it cost much more than the Ford, and at the time I didn't care. Since then, It had three recalls, plus was in the shop numerous times for radio, AC, Heater, clunks, and transmission issues, etc. Ram couldn't fix the radio, heater, AC or clunks even though TSBs exist. Even though the title of the thread is "The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension! ", in my opinion, "The incompetence of Ram and their dealerships s beyond comprehension." Could've bought one of these. https://www.autoblog.com/2021/06/14/ford-f-series-super-duty-recall-wheels/ https://www.worktruckonline.com/10147426/ford-recalls-f-350-super-duty-trucks-for-axle-concerns
goducks10 09/02/21 09:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Don't overpay for a basic WD hitch

More junk from China! Based on what? With the amount of China junk purchased in America you'd think there'd be a total breakdown of our way of life.
goducks10 09/02/21 09:04am Towing
RE: Don't overpay for a basic WD hitch

You can find those basic WDH's on Craigslist quite often for dirt cheap.
goducks10 09/01/21 09:41am Towing
RE: Astoria,OR to Florence OR

The Oregon coast hwy is nasty IMO. It's so well used that it needs repairs all the way. There's some nice stretches but some areas are awful. I live in Oregon and hate taking 101 south or north. I do but reluctantly.
goducks10 08/30/21 09:42am Roads and Routes
RE: Skool me on cell phone boosters and install tips, please

Why does there need to be a certain amount of separation between the outside/inside antenna's? If objects block the outside signal pickup then wouldn't the roof of the RV block the inside antenna from the outside antenna? a non metal roof/walls etc. are transparent to the frequencies in question. so you need about 15 ft seperation between inside and outside antenna to avoid feedback. Even an airstream with windows isn't going to provide much isolation. And most objects outside don't block much signal. Thats why a cell phone works in your house. High water content does block the signal, but few objects have enough water content. Ok thanks. My manual calls for 25' separation but I experimented and have the 2 antennas about 15-18' apart. I'm getting all green lights on the booster and my signal reading goes from -93 to -63 when placing the phone right next to the inside antenna. So it's working fine.
goducks10 08/29/21 10:21am Technology Corner
RE: Traction control systems and trailer sway bars

The factory built in sway control is a reactive vs proactive system. It only activates after the trailer has excessive sway. To stop the trailer from having excessive sway in the 1st place is to have the correct tongue weight and or a good WDH with built in sway control. Your tow vehicle must be set up correctly as well with the front end returned to OEM requirements.
goducks10 08/29/21 10:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lounge Chair / Recliner for a relaxing nap

The main thing to look for is the locking mechanism. Some are notched and some are friction. Our current ones of which are SummerWinds on the label are pretty reliable. They have a slight notch in the locking mechanism. Had them for 3 years and they're still working good. Couldn't tell you where we got them. Guessing Walmart or maybe our local all in one store Bi Mart.
goducks10 08/29/21 10:10am General RVing Issues
RE: On top

I've been up on my Northwood MFG and ORV roofs so many times I couldn't tell you. Not sure why the concern. Falling off has nothing to do with the roofs integrity.
goducks10 08/29/21 10:04am Travel Trailers
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