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Durango, Silverton & Telluride Area

Well, thanks in advance for any input. We are heading to the area of Durango late July for a few weeks and looking at places and things, a lot. A lot of places to camp. Last time I asked here was a few years ago and someone told be about Four Mile State Park near Niagara Falls, perfect place. So this time, near Durango. will stay for about a week near there and take in the sites, maybe move on to Silverton or Telluride area. Any great ideas of camp spots, roads to avoid will be helpful and greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jeff & Karen
jffnkrn 06/30/22 07:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: GM 6.6 & 3:73

Actually Peoria, Arizona. Hills normally to get me out of the valley to anywhere, been over a few big ones in the past, Wolf Creek Pass and can't remember the other one east of Yellowstone,plus a couple more, california through oregon etc, Nevada, utah etc. but with 6.0 and 3:7 3 gas, slow and struggled some but overall did well. thanks
jffnkrn 06/26/22 07:41am Towing
RE: Camping Safety

WOW, the OP just wanted some info on safe camping. Hopefully all this and that didn't or doesn't discourage them. OP, just do it, and enjoy it and like said a number of times, be aware, use your gut and eyes, you'll be fine. so safe travels,You ask an open ended question asking for opinions, you may get a lot more than you figured. I didn't see anything in any posts that would cause someone to be discouraged from traveling or RV'ing. Sorry, My interpretation of some of the comments, not meant to offend anyone.. Travel safe, Have a great day.
jffnkrn 06/26/22 07:38am RV Lifestyle
RE: Camping Safety

WOW, the OP just wanted some info on safe camping. Hopefully all this and that didn't or doesn't discourage them. OP, just do it, and enjoy it and like said a number of times, be aware, use your gut and eyes, you'll be fine. so safe travels,
jffnkrn 06/23/22 02:48pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Health rant

Yep I would have to agree with the majority of "Just Do It", My mother, wheel chair bound for years, at one point in her life while at our place for a bbq, wanted to go go outside. I helped to put her arms on a low hanging tree limb, helped her stand up, then after about a minute or so, she had tears in her eyes, I thought I hurt her, nope, she was happy and said' " Don't ever wait to do something you enjoy, you'll miss it, just like putting your feet in the grass". May she continue her rest where she feels no more pain and suffering. So My thing, as long as you can, go and do! Safe Travels to you, if needed re-arrange your route so you can get your treatments and go. You worked for years to be able to do it, now do it.
jffnkrn 06/22/22 07:34am Around the Campfire
RE: Camping Safety

Well, my two cents or experience, whatever you want to call it. Over the past 20 + years, no issues. We travel all over, been up the west coast, stayed in multiple states, state and national parks, private campgrounds and rv parks, walmart, museums etc. For us, we just make sure we are aware of our surroundings, don't stay in an area that doesn't feel right. Staying for free, we go in to the establishment, ask for the manager, get permission and they usually tell you where to park, get their name and are very comfortable. We stay most anywhere, also carry maps and check websites for stopping points. Cracker Barrel, Cabelas, other restaurants, museums, even stayed the night at a gm dealership as we were getting an oil change the next day, stayed at Lowe's in California. But overall, no worries, on our part, about 6 to 8 thousand miles per year, only one time had an uncomfortable issue. That was at a campground near mount hood oregon, i woke up about 3 am, something didn't feel right, we left. no biggie. Anyhow, just go, be aware, be carful and know where you are and enjoy your travels.
jffnkrn 06/22/22 07:23am RV Lifestyle
RE: GM 6.6 & 3:73

Towing a fifth wheel, GVWR at 14K. I am just looking at comparisons on what others had from gas to gas, more specifically the change form the 6.0 to the 6.6, gas yes, 4:10 or 3:73, Preferably the 3:73. Just getting some real life info. not opinions. thanks
jffnkrn 06/20/22 02:23pm Towing
RE: GM 6.6 & 3:73

Before I can answer, are your talking 6.6 Gas or 6.6 Duramax Diesel???????? Will make a huge difference in the answers you get. sorry, I just updated my post, Gas.
jffnkrn 06/19/22 06:00pm Towing
GM 6.6 & 3:73

Looking for actual input, experience not opinions without experience. Anyone that has a GM, 6.6 gas with 373 gears, towing I would like to know your experience with towing power, fuel mileage and overall performance. Again, looking for actual information and maybe a comparison to what you had before. thanks in advance. Jeff
jffnkrn 06/19/22 09:33am Towing
RE: Good Sam Rally/ Convention

The Washington State Good Sams has three rallies annually in Lynden, Moses Lake, and Cashmere. I believe they are well attended, however, attendance is dropping. I've spoken to people who have attended and they had a really good time. How do i find out when and where those are going to be for 2022. We will be in the northwest towards the end of summer. maybe it would work out that we could attend.
jffnkrn 05/09/22 10:22am Good Sam Club
RE: Hartland TIres

well just thought I would give an update, if anyone cares, yep too much time available to do stuff. We have made another trip, about 1000 miles and I am happy with the tires. they run cool, actually may help a little with gas mileage as they are smooth and have very little friction. so since I originally "May have put the cart before the horse". It has all worked out. Also the cost right at $1000 was acceptable. so again, thanks for listening and providing your feedback. have a great day.
jffnkrn 04/29/22 07:56am Towing
RE: Dryer Vent / Exhaust

yep to all a thanks. I was planning on just dropping through the floor, thought it would make things nicer inside, but after some more checking, getting input, i will just go through the spot on the wall. will have to cut a notch in the shelf for the hose, but no biggie there. I will order the black one off Amazon when i get back. thanks again. have a great day
jffnkrn 04/21/22 07:56am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Dryer Vent / Exhaust

Good day to all! Have a thought, question, etc. need ideas, thoughts, comments etc. All comments will be appreciated. So here goes, we have a 2019 Reflection 337 fifth wheel. Closet has space and hook ups for washer and dryer. both sides of the wall inside the closet are marked for a dryer vent that goes through the wall. I am going to use an inside vent temporarily first while gathering info. I am thinking of going down through the floor of the closet and out underneath near the hitch area. Obviously I would pull the plastic panel down first to make sure I wasn't along a structural cross piece or any wiring. This thought is to keep from cutting a hole in the side and just having the vent downward to the ground. Securing it closed would be simple with a little hinged door as to keep bugs, debris etc. from coming in while traveling etc. So thoughts, ideas etc. welcome. Have a great day!!! Jeff
jffnkrn 04/14/22 07:31pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Good Sam Rally/ Convention

well I guess i'm the only one out there that seems to enjoy going and doing some stuff, checking out new and or improved products etc. besides enjoying this life style. but that is me. guess it is what it is. make it a great day. I will
jffnkrn 04/02/22 07:31am Good Sam Club
Good Sam Rally/ Convention

Well the last thread for rally was closed due to lack of activity. How weird when this subject brought up. Yeah not many people replied. Me, Just wondering how many people would actually attend another Good Sam Rally, like the one about 8 years ago in Phoenix, the only ones We attended were Redmond Oregon, Phoenix Arizona, Albuquerque NM. We had a nice time with the seminars, exhibits etc. but mostly the visiting and meeting new people with likes of traveling and enjoying the outdoors. I also emailed Marcus with questions about the rallies, of course NO RESPONSE. HM if were not happy is he really not happy??? This thread may get closed too! Just thoughts rambling through this crazy mind of mine. YOU!?!?!?!?
jffnkrn 04/01/22 08:55am Good Sam Club
RE: Hartland TIres

ST 235/80 R16 E has a rating of 3,420# @ 80psi. What is the actual weight on your RV tires? You simply will not find a better RV tire and it's US Made. 4400 lbs @ 110 psi NOT what I asked. Try this, what amount of weight is setting on each tire? Didn't ask for carrying capacity. Sounds like you have already bought the tires??? yes already a purchase, of course while on the road, Discount will take care of me if decided to change out. they are communicating with me, from the corporate office. no worries there. just concerned of not knowing any history on the Hartland Tire. as far as weight rating, I am in good shape with these according to info. Trailer gross is at 16K, we are about 15400 as a normal full of water etc. so that is less than 4000 per tire, and it had the westlake at 3520. so just more info for more info and thoughts!!!
jffnkrn 03/29/22 01:59pm Towing
RE: Hartland TIres

ST 235/80 R16 E has a rating of 3,420# @ 80psi. What is the actual weight on your RV tires? You simply will not find a better RV tire and it's US Made. 4400 lbs @ 110 psi That's the weight rating "of the tires", not the weight per wheel/axle. And contrary to what was said, unless you're pushing the "minimum" pressure for the weight, at, say, 80psi on a 14pr tire, running them at 80 psi (or something reasonable, less than 110 psi max, if not needed) will no hurt the tires one bit. oops, forgot to mention, Thanks Grit Dog. I don't think the tires will be hurt at 80 or so PSI either, my overall normal travel weight in the trailer is about 15,400 full of water, propane, food etc. I am comfortable knowing there is enough capacity in the tires for the trailer on it's own.
jffnkrn 03/29/22 10:47am Towing
RE: Hartland TIres

ST 235/80 R16 E has a rating of 3,420# @ 80psi. What is the actual weight on your RV tires? You simply will not find a better RV tire and it's US Made. 4400 lbs @ 110 psi That's the weight rating "of the tires", not the weight per wheel/axle. And contrary to what was said, unless you're pushing the "minimum" pressure for the weight, at, say, 80psi on a 14pr tire, running them at 80 psi (or something reasonable, less than 110 psi max, if not needed) will no hurt the tires one bit. funny, I just left Discount tire to get yet another opinion on what they installed. Stated that the Goodyear comparable tire is twice the cost at around $400 per tire. Also stated that at minimum should be kept at what the tire pressure rating on the tire is, (110 psi), but as he said their store can only air up to 90 psi max. Another one of those things that make you go HMMM. Well, already bought, I will deal with it, and all should be good. the compressor I have in my tool box gets me to about 60 or 65 for emergencies, but I will look for another better one. We all have opinions and getting five different people will of course get 7 to 10 different views. my next call will be to the manufacturer, if lucky enough to get info from them. Have a great day.
jffnkrn 03/29/22 10:43am Towing
RE: Hartland TIres

The ST235/80-16" load E are a 80 psi tire. The Load G Hartlands are a 110 psi rated tire. The trailer wheels will need to have a 110 psi rating if you want to enjoy the full use of the G tires. Running a commercial grade all steel ply carcass G 110 psi tire on a trailer at 80 psi isn't the best idea. Hartland ST235/85-16 load G is another commercial grade tire made in china that first came out on commercial trailers in the '15 era. Like other made in china load G commercial class tire they are popular with owners of those type trailers. These tires have a 13/32" tread depth for a long miles of service life vs other ST tires with 8-9/32" of tread depth. Check out other rv forums about Hartland commercial grade all steel ply carcass ST235/85-16 G tires. Hartland makes other size/C/D/E ST poly carcass tires so don't confuse them with the all steel ply commercial grade ST tire. yes these are the "ALL STEEL"
jffnkrn 03/29/22 09:19am Towing
RE: Hartland TIres

ST 235/80 R16 E has a rating of 3,420# @ 80psi. What is the actual weight on your RV tires? You simply will not find a better RV tire and it's US Made. 4400 lbs @ 110 psi
jffnkrn 03/29/22 09:13am Towing
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