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RE: New Truck and 5th wheel

The 350/3500 SRW truck ratings have gone up so much the last few years some configurations have payload ratings now topping 4,000 lbs. You just need to make sure you pick the one that does have max or near max payload rating. Most 5ers have contoured front caps now reducing, but not necessarily eliminating, the need for a sliding hitch in a short bed. But the short bed does require you to be a little more careful on tight back in turns if you don’t have a slider. And no matter what the DRW fans say, a DRW is a pain for everyday driving when in small tight parking lots, tight drive thrus, etc. Yeah, you get used to it, but ......
BB_TX 09/15/19 10:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting very frustrated with this site!

......... Also they used to show anywhere from 5-8 pages of recent posts. Now only 2 or 3. Even though people are still replying to posts it's made to look like it's not as busy as it used to be. Purposely discouraging posting. Clicking NEWEST brings up new threads started in the last 24 hours. Check the times and dates of those and you will see that there really are only 2 or 3 pages of new threads in that time frame. Clicking ACTIVE brings up any thread that has had recent replies. And that does bring up 5-8 pages. A reply to a post does not return it to NEWEST though. There was a time a number of years ago when NEWEST had 6-10 pages and ACTIVE even more. So yes, participation has truly fallen off. Not a game they are playing to make it look so.
BB_TX 09/14/19 11:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Getting very frustrated with this site!

I use RV.NET and don’t have any issues. X2 X whatever
BB_TX 09/13/19 12:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

Only thing holding back electric vehicles, including trucks and RVs, is a significant step up in battery technology for more range. Power is a non issue. And electric motors are far more efficient than internal combustion engines.
BB_TX 09/13/19 12:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Horrid experience Denton tx

The service department in Denton is far from being good also.
BB_TX 09/11/19 08:43am Camping World RV Sales
RE: How do you really judge TV adequacy anymore?

Those 150/1500, 250/2500, and 350/3500 numbers on the side don’t tell much any more. There are so many configuration variations, and subsequent variations in ratings, of each that you have to look in depth the ratings for each and how they were obtained.
BB_TX 09/10/19 07:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fairbanks-June or August/Sept

Forgot to clarify we will be flying. ...,,,,,, We also flew in. Flew in to Fairbanks. The museum of history at the university in Fairbanks is well done. Of course we had to visit one of the tourist trap gold mines and pan for gold. But it was entertaining for an afternoon. And more general sightseeing as limited time allowed. Took the train to Denali NP. Stayed at the Kantishna Roadhouse 65 miles at the end of the road into DNP. Their shuttle bus picked us up at train station and delivered us back. Expensive but would do it again. They came around at 2 am (per our request) to tell us “THE LIGHTS ARE OUT! THE LIGHTS ARE OUT!”. :B Took the train to Anchorage. Used that as a base to sightsee. Drove rent car down to Seward for a day trip. Beautiful drive. Took a glacier cruise out of Whittier. Also beautiful. And more general sightseeing. Flew home from Anchorage. Flying into one city and out another is little different fare wise than same city round trip fare.
BB_TX 09/10/19 01:18pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Fairbanks-June or August/Sept

Check on weather trends from those who know. We were there a number years ago in early August and were told by people there that the weather begins to deteriorate mid to late August into fall (cloudier and rainier). We did get to see the lights. And a clear view of the mountain. :C
BB_TX 09/09/19 08:25pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 12V circuit breakers in series?

My 5er has two auto reset circuit breakers like that. Battery wire goes to one with a jumper to the other. Each breaker feeds its own circuits. A smaller wire also comes off the battery jumper wire, but has an inline fuse for protection of that circuit.
BB_TX 09/08/19 03:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Hot Springs, AR to Tucson, AZ

Simplest way is I-30 to I-635 on east side of Dallas, at I-635 drop down to I-20, and then I-20 to I-10 to Tucson. Do Dallas area mid day or weekend and you shouldn’t have any problem. Mid December rarely a weather problem across north Texas.
BB_TX 09/08/19 02:56pm Roads and Routes
RE: When to Shut the Fridge Off

Mine is in AUTO from the time we leave home til the time we return, whether 3 days or 3 weeks. 12 years old and still works fine.
BB_TX 09/08/19 08:26am Tech Issues
RE: 12V circuit breakers in series?

... Curious why you think the one is “shorted out”. If the breakers are good you will have +12 vdc on both posts at all times except when they trip. If you look at the full size picture, it's clearer. The ring terminal on the upper post of the bottom breaker is touching the bottom post. Ahh. I missed that. That bypasses that breaker. If it came new like that then it would not surprise me if they were also wired wrong.
BB_TX 09/07/19 08:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Stuck along a fence

If it went in without hitting the fence, it can come out without hitting the fence. But it may take a really skilled person to do it.
BB_TX 09/07/19 08:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 12V circuit breakers in series?

Are you certain it is not the larger red wire (on the post with the red jumper and smaller white wire) that goes to the battery? Those breakers should not be in series. Battery should go to both and then each one feed it’s own circuits. Curious why you think the one is “shorted out”. If the breakers are good you will have +12 vdc on both posts at all times except when they trip.
BB_TX 09/07/19 07:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Terrible Trucks

Most people are only interested in how much the payments will be. Not how long or how much it will cost them over the term of the loan. Understandably, people want nice things. And keeping up with Jones is important to many. And not just trucks, but most everything else they buy including houses far more expensive than they can reasonably afford. Unfortunately that often leads to financial problems. There are always cheaper alternatives than the highest end ones, but wants often overrule common sense.
BB_TX 09/07/19 09:30am Beginning RVing
RE: Custer SD to Fort Worth TX by car and Return by Motorhome

I believe the only toll road you will see will be the short stretch of I-35 from Wichita, KS to Oklahoma. Don't know that toll but shouldn't be too much. Kansas toll road site should have a toll calculator. From Wichita to Cleburne you should have no problem. Just watch your signs carefully thru middle of OKC to be in the correct lanes. Middle of Ft Worth is more of a straight shot. Can't speak for north of Wichita.
BB_TX 09/07/19 08:39am Roads and Routes
RE: Breaker Panel Help Please

Someone could certainly use a lesson on how to properly label a circuit breaker and fuse panel. My 5er was prewired for a 2nd A/C that was not yet installed but the breaker was in place. I added the A/C later. Did the water heater operate when you turned that breaker on? I can't decipher the G labeled breakers either.
BB_TX 09/06/19 01:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Photo Test

You can certainly see the difference in picture quality when you zoom in.
BB_TX 09/06/19 11:52am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Electric slide outs

I've never heard of hydraulic slides before. Maybe in some of the upper scale CLASS A? but, never heard of it before. New one for me! Hydraulic slides are very common on 5th wheels. And not just high end. Don't know how common on MHs.
BB_TX 09/06/19 11:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Fatality in Oklahoma

Unless a 4 (or more) lane has barriers or cables separating each side, crossover head-ons are not uncommon.
BB_TX 09/05/19 08:40pm General RVing Issues
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