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RE: I-75 at Chattanooga

It meets Federal guidelines which don't allow left exits. It's better for the I-75 thru traffic, but the interface with I-24 is not. It's well marked, but there are obviously people not looking, or following old GPS units. I do not think the next phase will help either, it's just adding more lanes that don't really go anywhere, more parking. It does not address the root problem which is 6 miles west, the 4 lanes from exit 178 US-27 north to exit 167 I-59 south. TDOT needs to add 2 more lanes each way for the 11 miles to I-59.
jaycocamprs 12/27/21 05:08pm Roads and Routes
RE: I-75 at Chattanooga

I-75-thru traffic isn't that bad. I would stay over to the left for a few miles. The right lane slows with people trying to cut over to I-24 at the last minute, and coming off I-24. I-24 is a total cluster!
jaycocamprs 12/25/21 06:35pm Roads and Routes
RE: MI to FL

I don't think 27 around Atlanta would be that tough. Like any other US highway, just take your time and enjoy the ride. Same goes for avoiding Cinti (I know what you mean about this city!). Remember, the US highways were the main roads pre-interstates, no none of them are really tough or treacherous, IMO. No the road isn't bad. But you are going to add at least 50 miles, and at least an hour. Of course you can lose that hour,or more in Atlanta. Someone had recommended I take US27 to avoid Atlanta. Best I can see, that looks like a tough route. Most times I just go thru, but some time take US-27. If your going to the panhandle, then US-27 makes a lot of sense. Not so much if going to the east side. And even then most time we leave home early enough that we still go thru Atlanta, picking US-27 up in Columbus. Coming home I'm later and much more likely to run US-27 up to Rome. If you want to try US-27, get off I-75 at either exit 312 or 306. Exit 312 is GA-53 and will take you west to Rome GA. Exit 306 is GA-140 and will take you west to GA-53. I like GA-140 as GA-53 is a lot of stop and go through Calhoun. But GA-140 has been under construction, making it 4 lane. Take GA-1 Loop around Rome, it’s the 1st light coming into Rome. When you get to US-411 take a right, and stay on the 4 lane. 411 & 27 will split a few miles south of Rome. Carrollton GA; you just might as well go straight thru. At LaGrange take a left onto the Davis Rd Bypass around to the LaGrange mall. Left on GA-109 to I-85 north. Go north to I-185 to the next exit I-185 south toward Columbus GA Columbus stay on I-185 to exit 1A, US-27 south. I find that Columbus is a good fuel stop, and get diesel at the Circle K at 2525 Airport Thruway. This is the Circle K on the left (there is also one on the right, no diesel) as you come from I-185. They have a set of diesel only pumps up on the right side of the store, fuel and exit around the store. They don’t have card readers in these pumps. There a diesel pump on the outside island that does, if you can get to it. US-27 & US-280 cut thru FT Benning, and will split not long after you leave the base. US-280 will go thru Plains & Americus getting to I-75 at Cordele. US-27 crosses US-82 40 miles south Cuthbert GA. It will go thru Albany GA and get to I-75 at Tifton. Way down US-84 runs from Bainbridge GA thru Thomasville GA to Valdosta GA. And finally US-27 will get to I-10 in Tallahassee FL.
jaycocamprs 11/21/21 12:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Alternators - what are your thoughts?

So you are talking about a gasoline powered air conditioner? Or propane. As a matter of fact, diesel powered have been on the market for a couple of decades. I don't want a "Reefer unit" on my RV. And after spending some weeks in a hotel that had a restaurant supply driver stop 2 nights a week. I know I don't want to listen to it. But yes it would work.
jaycocamprs 08/28/21 07:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Atlanta

The route over through the The Carolinas doesn't add a lot of miles to Key West, and is shorter to Savannah. However it would take you up or down what is likely the steepest interstate in the southeast, I-26 from Hendersonville, NC to the South Carolina line. Atlanta I always go straight thru. The road surface is good. I-285 is rough, especially the west side. However I often use I-20 out to Madison GA, US-441 south to I-16. This trades the south side for the east side, lots less traffic on I-20 for the 20 extra miles.
jaycocamprs 08/28/21 08:52am Roads and Routes
RE: Alternatives for Michelin XPS Ribs?

If I needed 15" tires, I'd sure look at these. Transeagle ST Radial 225/75R15. available in either load range "F" and "G".
jaycocamprs 08/28/21 07:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: GM 'o7classic LBZ dsl 6 spd to '21 L5P dsl 10 spd report

GM has for many years
jaycocamprs 08/18/21 06:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Opinions on diesel vs. gasoline

A diesel in a Class C is a lot different than a diesel in a Class A. All the noise and heat is in front of you in a Class C, but far behind you in a Class A DP. I love diesels, but don't want it in my face. Noise and heat wont go away just because it's a gas burner. The newer diesels aren't as loud as the old ones. And a Super C on a medium duty truck chassis will be easier to work on that a Ford or GM van chassis.
jaycocamprs 08/11/21 01:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fall Creek Falls, Tennessee

You will definitely want to enter the park from the south. The question is do you want to climb the mountain on TN-111 from Dunlap, or TN-8 from McMinnville. TN-111 up from Dunlap is 1200' in 3.75 miles, this includes a long fairly flat piece about halfway. The top is section steeper. TN-8 is about 900' in just under 3 miles and is a fairly constant grade. Going around and up thru McMinnville TN will add time and miles to your trip. The shortest way from B'ham is up I-59 to I-24 west. Take exit 155 to TN-28 north. TN-111 is on the north side of Dunlap a short ways past the Walmart. While FCF has a good camp store, I would suggest that you pick up any last minute supplies in Dunlap, there isn't a lot up on the mountain.
jaycocamprs 08/11/21 08:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 5th wheel Hitch recommendations

The Turning point swivel pin box doesn't need a sliding hitch. The pivot point is at the trailer end, they use a key behind the kingpin much like a Superglide. B&W also recommends the puck mount system, not the single point Companion. The swivel can be locked out if not needed The OP just needs a hitch to fit his truck. I'd recommend the B&W RVK3600. I got my B&W from Etrailer. They aren't the cheapest hitch, but I don't think you'll find one better made
jaycocamprs 08/11/21 06:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lost Power to Landing Gear and Slides

If your 10 Mountaineer wired like our 11, then the landing rear, hydraulic pump, rear stabilizers, awning & scare lights all run through the remote control brain. Do any of the others work. This is the one point all of these systems meet. I would 1st look at the switches, just check they are plugged in good & not damaged. 2nd look over the wiring for the rear stabilizers. Make sure they aren't shorting out. Not sure how you jumpered the slides. But the main power feed does not go through the brain box, only the control. Main power goes to switching solenoid, that is operated by the control board. Landing gear doesn't draw as many amps, so it appears to run through the control board.
jaycocamprs 08/11/21 06:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Frayed cable

Most run a single cable right down the center to a pulley at the back, then back to the front. The 2 exceptions I know of were, the Jaycos with the cable above the floor. They had the crank in the right front corner. And the Colemans that had the crank at the rear center. I don't think they used a cable.
jaycocamprs 08/01/21 07:16pm Folding Trailers
RE: Alternatives for Michelin XPS Ribs?

Currently have XPS Ribs on my 5th wheel. Great tire but they are now 7 years old. Tons of tread left but feel 7 years is pushing my luck. Looking to replace but XPS Ribs are costly. Are there cheaper alternatives that are just as reliable? Have had blow outs with factory china bombs. They don't last long here in the hot desert southwest. What about Bridgestone Duravis (not sure which model), or possibly Maxxis? What else? The Bridgestone Duravis R-238 is as good a tire, but won't be much if any cheaper. With a 10.5K GVWR I'd likely go with the the poly LT, or just spend the coin. We run about 12K with 14.4K GVWR. When we replaced the Bridgestone Duravis R-250's I went to Sailuns. Still overkill, but after 3 year I'd do it again.
jaycocamprs 07/31/21 06:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Highway speeds - Keep your distance!

Give it a try for a few thousand miles before you decry all the bad issues your mind invents. 150 miles was all I needed, I don't care for it. In fact for me it's a I will not buy a vehicle with it.
jaycocamprs 07/18/21 06:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: F250 or F350 to Haul a 5th Wheel???

Your going to want a diesel to pull the load in the mountains. And your going to NEED a Dual Rear Wheel truck to carry the LOADED pin weight. That trailer could be around 4K for a fully loaded pin, plus the 4 people & stuff in the truck.
jaycocamprs 06/20/21 06:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Prentice Cooper State Park: Chattanooga, TN

Prentice Cooper is a State Forest, not a park. I haven't been up there in years. Prentice Cooper State Forest
jaycocamprs 06/15/21 06:02pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: How critical is axle ratio?

And all that goes right out the window as soon as you back up. Only the lower rear gear helps in reverse.
jaycocamprs 06/14/21 06:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Route suggestions Fredricksburg, Va area to Memphis area

1860 miles your way, 1730 miles mine. The OP likes non interstate highway and if they are flexible it's an option. US-72/72A from Chattanooga to Memphis. And US-80 across from just east of Meridian MS to Macon Ga. Most of that is divided 4 lane, and mostly flat. The big plus is you stay far away from Nashville, Birmingham, and Atlanta.
jaycocamprs 05/09/21 11:02am Roads and Routes
RE: Route suggestions Fredricksburg, Va area to Memphis area

I'd do Chattanooga on the way to Memphis. Then go east from Vicksburg thru Montgomery to Savannah.
jaycocamprs 05/06/21 05:33pm Roads and Routes
RE: 5th Wheel entry steps

Our problem with solid steps would be that they have to make ground contact. Where we park at home that's not possible.
jaycocamprs 04/24/21 12:10pm Fifth-Wheels
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