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RE: 6.4 litre HEMI vs Cummins

The term you want is FUEL mileage. Yes, the Cummins will get better mileage than the 6.4 in almost all conditions. I get a little better than Shiner, I get about 17-18 around town and can get into the low 20s on the highway. Towing a 10K lbs travel trailer at 68 mph I get between 11-12.5 usually. Lots of mountains and it will get a little lower, a nice tailwind and it will get a little higher.
spoon059 09/30/20 06:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Germs while traveling

I like the little device and hope it catches on. We got a couple of them at a casino a few months back. Didnt pay much attention. Then saw a picture of one in use and realized what they had given us. I got no problem with the gross people strolling the casino using one of them to push the elevator button instead of their finger. I think it absolutely reduces the amount of germs someone is going to leave hanging around. We are talking about the type of people who rub their nose without thinking. Germs dont last forever so yes they probably have put germs onto the tip of the device. But there is a high chance those germs have already died and the new germs from the dude just rubbing his nose wont reach the elevator button if he can grab his little device and push the button without getting his snot on the tip of it. Isn't he likely going to use the same dirty, germ infested hand to grab the handle and manipulate it to touch the elevator button as he would use to touch the elevator button? People are literally insane. If MSDNC tells them to freak out, they lose their minds...
spoon059 09/29/20 08:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Fuel mileage 5th wheel vs travel trailer

I had a 29 foot 8000 lb trailer and I got about 12 mpg, then I got a 39 foot 14000lbs 5th and I went up to 16.5 mpg. Steve No you didn't. Maybe once, going downhill from the gas station... unless you have one of those super carburetors the govt tried to destroy...
spoon059 09/28/20 04:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need advise on which new truck - 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton?

Well the OP bought a truck 3 pages ago, so why are you guys still discussing/arguing this?:h First time on RV.net? The original question doesn't matter, this is a good ole fashioned pissing contest!
spoon059 09/28/20 07:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Floors

I've got a 2015 Jayco with a solid plywood floor. Laminated floors are good when they are solid, but just about impossible to fix if they get damaged. While I hope that I never need to fix my floor, I am confident in my abilities to replace a section of plywood. I'd have to pay to fix a laminated floor, or scrap the trailer. That played into my decision of what brand and type trailer I wanted.
spoon059 09/23/20 06:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Camping in cold temps, bad idea?

Thats what we often do, but we also run the furnace fan on constant to distribute the heat. Our smaller camper didn't require this, but our new camper is 32' long with a slideout. We have young kids now, so we rarely camp in below freezing weather. We usually run the AC fan, which has ducts in the ceiling, since the heat rises. It allows one electric heater to comfortably circulate the air throughout the rear bunk, center living room area and front bedroom.
spoon059 09/23/20 06:44am Beginning RVing
RE: Camping in cold temps, bad idea?

OP, the wife and I used to cold weather camp all the time before kids. You'll be fine. Put water in your tank, don't use city water. Upper 20's at night and 40's in the day, that water won't freeze solid. Propane will be expensive and I find that the furnace in an RV isn't consistent heat. You'll be blasted out of the bedroom while the main cabin is slower to heat up, then it'll cool off before it blasts you out again. I would recommend a nice electric space heater. Leave your cabinet doors open so that your lines get that warmer air. Electric is free and the thermostats are more precise. You'll be fine, enjoy the trip!
spoon059 09/20/20 07:30pm Beginning RVing
RE: How to remove/prevent standing water at campsite???

he has had 2 years and my patience is at an end. So, I am looking for some sustainable solutions. That camper has wheels, right?
spoon059 09/18/20 10:50am General RVing Issues
RE: 5.3 vs 6.2

OP, I'll throw a curve ball at you. Skip the 6.2 in the half ton and get a 6.0 in a 3/4 ton. You'll leave a couple HP on the table, but get a SOLID engine/transmission combo that is better for towing than the half ton.
spoon059 09/16/20 07:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Considering a '17 3500 Ram

No rear seat venting on them. He was asking about vents for the rear passengers, not vented seats in the rear. They will have heat and AC ducting for the passengers, but not heated/cooled/vented seats.
spoon059 09/14/20 04:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Considering a '17 3500 Ram

Thanks all. Curious about fuel mileage pulling 10k at 65mph. 10-12 mpg US? Forgot to add it's SRW. My 2500 tows a 9500 lbs travel trailer, usually in the 68 mph range. Relatively flat (like I95 to Florida) will get me 12 to 12.5 round trip (2000 miles). Western PA hills will get me closer to 11.
spoon059 09/14/20 07:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Flying Floating Flooring

Oh, by the way, "engineered wood flooring" is another term for leftover wood and paper scraps mixed in a bunch of glue compressed under high pressure and if you are lucky a thin wood veneer is glued to the top.. Pretty much a MDF (Medium Density Fiber) panel board material.. It WILL absorb water and it WILL EXPAND, not so much with contracting once it expands even if the moisture has been removed. Depends on the product used. There are many high quality engineered wood floors that are plywood based with a wear layer that is thick enough to be sanded several times. That's more expensive than the cheap stuff at the box stores, but its also more rugged and less susceptible to expansion/contraction than solid wood because of the cross laminated plys. Its foolish to make a blanket statement about ALL of one type of product. There are usually different grades of quality.
spoon059 09/12/20 06:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Flying Floating Flooring

Why not just install a floor that is MEANT to be glued down if you're going to glue it down? Seems like a Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) or Plank (LVP) is what you are considering. Some of them are designed to be adhered. Rather than buying the wrong product, seems more intuitive to buy the right product. Other than that, let us know how your retrofit works.
spoon059 09/12/20 05:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Considering a '17 3500 Ram

I have a base model 2015, its a great truck. The exhaust brake is fantastic, my regular engine has plenty of power so your HO will be even better. Yes, there is rear heat under the front seats and rear AC with adjustable vents between the front seats. The Mega cab is nice, as the seats can recline to make it more comfy for passengers and there is a lot of room behind the seats for storage. I really like my truck. DEF is super easy to use and lasts quite a while. Mileage around town is 16-17 (empty) and 21-22 highway (empty).
spoon059 09/12/20 09:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: External shower ==> Garden Hose

I just did a quick quick search for one and posted the first one I found. The one that I was looking at had a 15' coiled house (that is stored elsewhere, obviously) and had a garden hose sprayer like you said. That one came with one of the multi-pattern sprayers so you could have harder force for sand and a softer wider pattern for the rest of your body. It was $60 and still had plastic quick disconnects, so I am continuing my search.
spoon059 09/11/20 08:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Child/baby seat confusion

OP, just make sure that the model that you use is rated for a car seat. Once you know its rated for a car seat, you can find a fire station or police station that is certified to install the seats for you if you aren't comfortable doing it yourself. It is a free service. What type of trip are you planning? I hope you have a great and safe time!
spoon059 09/10/20 07:39am Beginning RVing
RE: External shower ==> Garden Hose

There is a kit that you can swap your outdoor shower head with a similar head with a quick disconnect for a hose fitting. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3169US/ref=twister_B07RZ7966F?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 This is an all plastic one, I would probably look for one with brass fittings. I've been toying around with doing something like this. When we go to the beach we all shower off outside first. Our outdoor shower is right above the sewer pipe and the existing short hose doesn't give us much room to clean off.
spoon059 09/10/20 07:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Tailgate

No, my friend had his stolen from his driveway. No idea why that person is asking about a door...? His 2018 F350 did not have an automatic tailgate lock. His truck is a truck, so he didn't manually lock his tailgate.
spoon059 09/09/20 03:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping in sub freezing weather

No campground is going to have water turned on in those temps. I would suggest bottles of water for drinking and using campground facilities for everything else. I've camped in the teens before, we just didn't use our water system. You will burn through a lot of propane... a LOT of propane in those temps. I would suggest a good efficient electric heater and heated sheets/blanket for sleeping. It won't be super comfortable, but you should be able to get by for a couple day ski trip. Enjoy!
spoon059 09/09/20 07:50am Beginning RVing
RE: Tailgate

Insurance replaced the tailgate, but he had to pay his deductible.
spoon059 09/09/20 07:42am Tow Vehicles
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