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RE: Best Full Time Living Travel Trailer?

Off the top of my head.....Northwoods (arctic fox) and Lance are probably the best for winter camping. Crossovers from truck campers that are known for being 4-season units.
mountainkowboy 03/31/20 12:16pm Full-time RVing
RE: A New truck is born!

cool beans
mountainkowboy 03/30/20 12:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Interesting times to be shopping for my new truck camper

I got my eye on the dropping price on an 08 S&S side entry, price has dropped 3K so far....another 3K and I might pull the trigger....LOL.
mountainkowboy 03/30/20 12:41pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Hand-powered chainsaw -- for emergency use

That has been around for decades in one form or another, but I'll keep my folding saw for emergencies and my battery saws all for the rest.
mountainkowboy 03/30/20 12:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Full-time and don't/didn't like it?

We were going to "full-time" when we retire in a year or so. Since then we have decided to find our retirement home first, in snow country, then decide what we want to do. We will ALWAYS have an RV of one kind or another because we are gypsies at heart and like a change of scenery. We may snowbird, or maybe we'll do 6 months on the road at a time. Either way we will still "RV" till we can't any longer.
mountainkowboy 03/30/20 12:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is it time to trip

If my wife wasn't working through this....works at a 24 hour urgent care, and if the camper wasn't in Oregon. We would probably be in some forest on the river boondocking and fly-fishing.
mountainkowboy 03/30/20 12:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford 7.3 gasohol engine 700HP! ?

Would the added diesel emissions bring the vehicle outside the limits? They're talking about the new Gas 7.3 that just came out
mountainkowboy 03/29/20 04:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mysterious leak

I discovered that my 1 way valve on the city water supply leaks when the pump is on and doesn't with city water hooked up. I will change it when it comes out of hibernation.
mountainkowboy 03/26/20 11:30am Truck Campers
RE: Found my replacement engine!

https://www.chevrolet.com/performance/crate-engines/big-block-ram-jet-502 There aint no way a GM engine is goin in my Furd. this is a built 460 engine that will bolt in like it was born there
mountainkowboy 03/23/20 12:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Found my replacement engine!

Similar situation with my Suburban Looked at that GM 502 crate engine and decided to rebuild the 7.4L Passing CA smog a must and no one have an acceptable answer on the 502 So my 7.4L is looking to have a 280 cam, roller rockers, 9.x compression, worked head, marched injectors, etc to be a bit under 500 ft/lbs around 2-2.5 KRPMs, etc Built 4L80E rated 1KHP Gearvenders with the splitter option, 0.5 OD, which will turn the 4 speed into an 8 speed 5.38 diffs, but having a tough time finding it for the front That will give a lower 1st and higher OD Don't know if the Xfrcase will need beefing up 1996 K3500 Sub and fits/suits me Either LT255/85R16 or LT285/75R16 on current 10" wide alloys. Not going to lift...maybe a torsion bar crank Still deciding... One thing I don't have to worry about is smog, not tested in rural Oregon.
mountainkowboy 03/23/20 12:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Found my replacement engine!

Not to mention a twisted driveline or rear end scattered all over the road. If that's the case, my Ram is screwed. The Cummins has over 600 lb ft of torque AND it has a 6.29:1 first gear. No rear end would have a chance. Not worried either hahaha
mountainkowboy 03/23/20 12:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Found my replacement engine!

mk, sounds like a bad@ss engine. Who's? ATK? Those numbers seem way off for a naturally aspirated big block though. Not a lot of hp for the torque. Either way, it'll make red be able to smoke the duallies. But, reconsider the cost. You're looking at $10k into the engine minimum and more to integrate it and get things like AC and cruise working. Now add several thousand for a built trans and more for misc items. Upgraded cooling etc. combine $15 k into a 30 year old pickup that isn't worth much or worth much more with the mods and 6mpg and I'll presume you are just dreaming or talking tongue in cheek. You'd be better off dropping $25k on an old low mile diesel and wouldn't be out much more if any. not interested in a "newer" truck and wont own another diesel, it's a bolt in engine designed specifically for these old tow beasts.....and that's all Red is for now. Built by a specific Ford engine builder off a 460.
mountainkowboy 03/23/20 12:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Found my replacement engine!

Better do something with the tranny or you'll be driving in a cloud of ATF. ZF5 manual
mountainkowboy 03/23/20 12:13pm Tow Vehicles
Found my replacement engine!

Introducing the new 502" EFI crate combo. 581 TQ @ 3,200 436.5 HP @ 4,600. This baby is READY TO WORK !!! We've been wrestling around with the idea of replacing Red with something younger and I just don't see the need. I can put that money into her and get basically a brand new truck that will out pull any new gasser.....lol.
mountainkowboy 03/21/20 05:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is SHE GONNA BLOW!

I wouldn't shy away from another Ford if it was me. I got a lemon Aerostar van back in the 90's and had a heck of a time getting it fixed or getting rid of it. Every Ford other than that one, has been a reliable vehicle while the Dodge and Chevy's I've owned have made me walk.
mountainkowboy 03/19/20 04:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How are others facing issues with the Coronavirus?

I believe that the wife and I have already had it. About a month ago I had to go to the ER for a foot injury. A few days after that I got the cold form helll. All the symptoms they are talking about we had, I tried to hack a lung up for 4 days, and had over 2 weeks of wet coughing. I was forced to "shelter in place" due to my injury and am fine now. We are in southern california taking care of aging moms at present and the little senior park we live in is presently clear.
mountainkowboy 03/18/20 01:08pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Single Slide Truck Lean

cost me about $10 to fill DEF for 5000 miles. Sorry for those who can't afford it and breathe the gases. Such a humanitarian, and so humble! :S
mountainkowboy 03/12/20 01:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Looks like we're comin back.

“Not the size of the RV that makes it small” was told to me by my Uncle Donnie when I was looking for my first class A. If you knew my aunt Alice you would understand his wisdom. Some traveling companions could make a quad slide feel small. ;) My MIL!
mountainkowboy 03/07/20 09:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looks like we're comin back.

Not much of a blueprint... 3 MHs in 5 years. Not implying it’s for everyone but only 30’ for public CGs is not true or even 36’. At 6’5” I’ve gotten out of many a car or RV when my head hits the ceiling. My point was that we had a 36' Moho already and it was more than we needed, half the storage areas were empty, and it had everything we needed for our style of RVing. And we're not real new to RVing, I've been doing it for 40 years now. This was our last Moho. https://i.imgur.com/xuEjQbSl.jpg
mountainkowboy 03/03/20 11:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Remco disconnect

Thanks for the answers. I still have the brake buddy from when we toad the CR-V behind the Moho, so brakes aren't an issue. We bought the Ranger with the plan to do a disconnect and be towed behind a Moho with the Harley in the bed
mountainkowboy 03/03/20 01:05pm Dinghy Towing
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