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RE: towing advise please

I still say a 250 is likely the best all around size truck for those who want more than casual usage. My diesel just add less cares for towing and provides a steady run for my trailer loads and long hauls. the trans has few shifts due to hills and even mountains. Piece of mind if you are a serious hauler and do so often is worth the price.
tomman58 07/16/23 07:41am Towing
RE: towing advise please

I REALLY YTHIGoing from a 1/2T to a 350 is a really expensive step as all your costs from fuel to brakes are much more. We have for years pulled our Jayco with our 250 diesel and it has never felt any different then driving our normal ride around town auto. We normally drive cross country and south every year in all weather and terrain. That's one of those funny things, unless you get the big diesel, a 3/4 or 1 ton isn't much different in price from a similarly outfitted half ton. I really think the ride in our 250 is car like especially with the diesel. This is our 2nd one and I can attest to driving the USA every year for no less than 15 years. I ride of our truck is great. Another point I can park i9n spots cars park unlike a dually.
tomman58 06/24/23 12:56pm Towing
RE: towing advise please

Going from a 1/2T to a 350 is a really expensive step as all your costs from fuel to brakes are much more. We have for years pulled our Jayco with our 250 diesel and it has never felt any different then driving our normal ride around town auto. We normally drive cross country and south every year in all weather and terrain.
tomman58 06/23/23 07:17pm Towing
RE: summerizing TT

HI, Are you towing the camper back home or leaving it in FL, and if so, how many months will it be stored in FL unused? I assume you are leaving the camper there, but you did not say how many months it would be unused. Around 6 months normally. We have the TT tied down with 6- 1/2" cables
tomman58 04/09/23 06:45am Travel Trailers
summerizing TT

WE seem to do a lot of things before we leave Florida for the north. Leaving our TT here requires several steps does everyone do the same things as us? We put moth balls under tt in a container with holes in the lid, we use 3 buckets of stay dry inside and charcoal,kitty liter and ant traps. Final step is to set off bug bomb. We run water thru the hot water tank for a few minutes. disconnect battery. plus a bunch of other stuff like covering toilet with a plastic bag, turn off propane. Seems like a lot but wondering if everybody plays this game.
tomman58 04/02/23 08:18am Travel Trailers
RE: I Bought Too Much Truck

"You are correct that most TT or bumper pulls can be pulled with a SRW truck because there TW is relatively small. It's when you get into 5'ers and TC's that the pin weight and payload becomes a bigger factor that can exceed the ability of a SRW truck." I agree with the weight issue as most 5ers weight a lot and also demand more of everything from sometimes 6 tires to much more fuel. A TT like ours has an exceptional amount of room (especially for two people). There is also a nice feature that I have a top the truck that holds a lot. We have been doing the for many years and have seen those with 5ers that also hold two motorcycles and a couple canoes and till has the good wife driving a separate car with the dogs. To each their own, have a great time as you only go by once, enjoy the ride.
tomman58 03/12/23 12:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I Bought Too Much Truck

We see so many folks with dually trucks and wonder how many folks require them. We have always hauled our Jayco 39' travel trailers. I also know we load it to the teeth for our 6 to 7 thousand mile winter trips across the US. I never wanted a 5th wheel as I never cared for the bed and bath up stairs. ( figured after a few beers I might be falling down as well as up ,LOL) Bottom line never had any towing issues and we do put on the miles. I will say any 250 is a great riding towing machine and my GMC loaded with all leather seats, crew cab, short box is wonderful for my long hauls.
tomman58 03/12/23 08:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Brevard County Florida camping fee changes

We stay in Fl all winter and have done so for years. Yes, it is snowbird time and your state make mega-millions by us being here. We stay in the less populated areas and drive to the others and put up with gobs of traffic and hour long waits for restaurants. Get over it, we don't like the higher costs for living the winter here but it is better than snow. Half of Canada is down here, surprised you aren't grieving that!
tomman58 01/30/23 02:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best big rig campgrounds around east side of yellowstone

Each year we traveled from Detroit area to Las Vegas to Tucson Az then on to boloxi and Fl. We stayed at or near casinos every time many were just a small charge if any and a lot of times being a returning customer we got free meals and other comps. Casinos have the best security, wifi, and entertainment. Michigan offers great camp grounds in the upper at the casinos there.
tomman58 01/21/23 09:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tampa RV Show

We went the last few times and unless you want to look at RV's it is a waste of time IMO. Nothing worth the trip in the non RV dealer displays. And no good seminars/talks. The whole show is for folks looking to buy. Anymore then that is just a few new vendors. As I stated earlier I was lucky to talk to one of the main engineers, got real lucky on that one.
tomman58 01/09/23 01:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Daytime Running Lights.

Are those the lights that always blind me when coming toward me? Always wonder what kind of death wish the driver has, that he wants to blind me coming toward him such that I may accidentally drift over into his lane and hit him head on! Just curious. Those driving lights are not the culprit here it is those newer cars and trucks with the latest headlights. I have a larger problem with those that think " I can see out it isn't that dark yet" well you may see and will see my rig but I might not see you if I pass and it looks clear but has someone not putting their lights on or their DRLs. WE winter in Fl and here it seems worse.
tomman58 12/31/22 08:37am Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV Fuel Issues & Prices - Post 'Em Here!

Put in for our electric Blazer and the waiting begins. The government is taking a positive step toward the grid and refuel stations, I am ready. California looks toward liquid hydrogen which is even cheaper and safe.
tomman58 11/14/22 01:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: New to traveling

I will always remember doing an Apache popup with 2 kids. I admire the fortitude of those with more than 2. I think I would have to have a tent for the older ones. Good luck with your choice. One thing we did as we approached our first trailer was to go to parks and talk to those doing what we we looking to do.
tomman58 10/26/22 07:44am Travel Trailers
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