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RE: Route from Cortez Colorado to Gunnison

Unless you want to go out of your way that is one of only a couple of options and the other is 550 up from Durango/Silverton/Ouray/ Ridgeway/Montrose. Which is even prettier but depending on who you are you may feel it is not a safe road to travel on at least to read about from some on here (it is totally fine by the way). Otherwise go into Utah and head north, go east on 160 to South fork and head north on 149 to 50 or head east on 160 to Del Norte and hit 285 north to Saguache on 114 (which is probably the easiest ie flattest) but also farthest.
BarryG20 06/16/22 03:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Adding another room to your camper...

I would say it was done out of necessity. If the camper were sitting directly on the flatbed it wouldn't clear the cab, nor would the drop in the back clear the flatbed either if it was forward against the cab. My guess would be they have some sort of hatch/door in the camper interior to get into the added space like on some boats. You do what ya gotta do sometimes. Build a riser for it like they did, buy a new smaller flatbed and raise it somehow, buy a new camper, buy a new truck your choice, your money
BarryG20 02/17/22 08:59am Truck Campers
RE: Locating In-Bed 7-Pin

On my 2017 and now 2022 ram I have it on the driver side about a foot to 18 inches or so in from the tailgate. On the 17 it was just above the centerline in height. On my 22 there is a 120 volt plug in the bed in that area so I just put it next to it. It does sit a bit higher than the 17 but I just put it right inline with that plug and to the rear of it.
BarryG20 02/10/22 09:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5er Noob Looking for a Hitch

I just recently installed the b&w under bed gooseneck hitch in my 22 ram. I am somewhat handy and had no issues it took a few hours. I need the gooseneck and the 5th wheel hitch both. Had the same in my previous truck so already had the b&w 5th hitch didn't want to have to buy a new base for the hitch to fit pucks and pay for the puck system both. Cheaper for me to just install the B&W underbed. Also putting the wiring connector in the bed was very easy. A variety of manufacturers make a harness that is plug and play. Just need to drill the hole in the side of the bed. Took me about 30 minutes to install that.
BarryG20 01/11/22 08:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Colorado Springs to Taos New Mexico

You can shoot down 25 to just south of raton and take 64 this has more twisties and slower once you get off the freeway a bit You can take 25 down to160 into ft garland then head south on 159 which turns in to something else after you cross the state line this way is pretty easy Peasey and fairly scenic another option would be take 24 west out of the springs to 285 then just south of villa grove and get on 17 into alamosa then east on 160 to ft garland and on south on 159 pretty scenic probably the longest way but another easy way
BarryG20 11/26/21 05:23pm Roads and Routes
RE: Additional fuel carrying capacity on pickup

Unsure what truck you have but take a look at Titan fuel tanks. They may offer a midship replacement tank. Based on some info in your post and some assumptions ford, 350, short bed, diesel 2017-2022 they offer a 55 gallon tank that takes the place of your existing fuel tank. No bed space lost or additional plumbing. I have had them in my last couple trucks and worth every penny as far as I am concerned. The new truck I have on order comes with a 50 gallon tank so wont put one it. I have used Titan but transfer flow, S&B, or Aero tanks may make them as well https://titanfueltanks.com/products/xxl-replacement-tanks?find=2019-ford-f350-4678&sid=NTAFkrcZnz
BarryG20 11/15/21 08:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Changing a tire yourself

I have always changed any flat tire I have had the pleasure of getting but I have been able to at the time with the prerequisite tools and a spare tire and the tire sizes I have been able to manage. If you can do it why not. However there are some you may not be able to change simply because you don't have the proper tools or a spare or you physically cant do it because the tire is too heavy. A trailer or fifth wheel should be no real issue to do it yourself assuming you have the proper tools for the job. Class B should be no issue. Class C might depend on which tire or tire size. Class A now you are getting into tire sizes that are just down right heavy to muscle around by yourself. They can easily be well over 100lbs tire and wheel.
BarryG20 10/22/21 08:26am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Storage towable Trailers off road types? "suggestions"

something along these lines https://www.coloradotrailersinc.com/trailers-off-road though I dont see one that small and at least to me they appear a bit pricey but have not seen one in person though they are right down the street from me. You might be better off finding some small used uhaul type box trailer and upfitting it to your off road needs just as the pp mentioned. You may have a hard time finding a ready made that small
BarryG20 09/23/21 08:02am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Air Filters For Your Trucks

Yes Geno's Garage https://www.genosgarage.com/ have probably spent thousands of dollars there over the last 20 years or so. They also sponsor the TDR website Turbo Diesel Register great resource for the Dodge/Ram trucks
BarryG20 08/17/21 01:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Air Filters For Your Trucks

I have been using Fleetguard's for over 20 years and over 1/2 million miles with no issue. Fuel, oil and air filters in my Cummins powered truck. I personally would never run a K&N on a diesel truck. The stock filter is more than capable of providing enough air.
BarryG20 08/17/21 08:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Kayenta AZ Burger King - Code Talkers Still There?

It was last time I was there but that was a couple years ago
BarryG20 08/11/21 01:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tent camping, Central Florida. Club.. travelers. Hiking. .

Don’t know how close an REI store would be but they may have some clinics but they also have bulletin boards with group info usually
BarryG20 08/01/21 07:54pm Tent Camping
RE: Colorado, I70 and 160 to 285 advice

I 70 is ho hum yes some long grades but it is interstate highway so nothing crazy at all. Genesee/floyd hill just west of Denver, then the slog up to the Eisenhower tunnel, then up Vail pass after that easy peasy to Moab. Moab and 191 south to Monticello Utah some short steep hills but nothing big. 491 from Monticello to Cortez (keep your eyes open for the 160 turn off in Cortez it can sneak up on you) easy peasy good road then on 160 to Mesa Verde again easy peasy bit of hill just before Mesa Verde exit. 160 east from Mesa Verde to 285 is nothing except for Wolf Creek pass. I personally find it zero issue but I drive over it probably 50 times a year so may be jaded. It is great road only two hairpins going up the west side and don't recall any on the east side. Once down super easy to Del Norte at the stop light in Del Norte turn left on 112 and save yourself some miles. It will take you to 160 is good road and flat. Left on 160 and it is slow slight uphill grade all the way to the top of Poncha Pass like as in 50 miles gradual. In fact you wont even know you are going up the pass it is such a gradual climb. Going down the other side you can tell but it is a minimal pass and no issue. Once down pay attention to signs to stay on 285 as you hit Poncha Springs there is stop light go through that and get in right hand lane to turn off to stay on 285 Now you start heading up the Arkansas river valley again a couple hills nothing big at all. At Johnson Corners you turn no big whoop again even Kenosha pass is minimal pass. After you get down it the road gets a bit more curvey but 45-55mph then it opens up in Bailey where there is a decent hill but really fairly short and gets better but it is good road all the way into Denver. 285 to 160 is my go to route to get down to the Mesa Verde area as we have some property in the area so am down there frequently. The drive is nice, usually uncrowded, minimal big trucks and good scenery.
BarryG20 07/21/21 03:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: Onboard Air Systems (Updated w/ Pics)

Extreme outback at least in my dealings has always been awesome. As I stated earlier in the thread my 20 year old unit is still cruising along just fine and dandy. Their service has been great the few times I called them. On a side note when I moved the compressor to my new truck a few years ago I got a couple new parts such as a new air filter for it. I went to hook it up. Had a problem it was a real headscratcher for me. I finally realized that I had put the one way valve in the system backwards, duuuuuhhhhh
BarryG20 07/16/21 08:08am Truck Campers
RE: Onboard Air Systems (Updated w/ Pics)

I am using an extremeair unit myself. It has been awesome so far and if it crapped out tomorrow I would not be upset. It has been underneath a truck for close to 20 years. And I do mean underneath the truck. On both trucks it sat /sits behind the cab underneath the bed on the pass side tucked up as high as possible between the frame rail and the bed side. I did fab up some protection panels for it out of some scrap aluminum diamond plate I had laying around. I originally put it on my 01 Ram then moved it over to my 17 Ram when I got a new truck. When I purchased it the Magnum was not out yet otherwise I would have bought that one. On my 01 I had quick connects on them front and rear of truck. On my 17 I just did one to the rear so I could easily inflate the trailer tires and the hose that does that will easily reach the front truck tires as well. Every once in a while I have to change the quick connect out for a new as they start to corrode and dont work so well. I ran hose inside the frame rail where possible and any place it went through a hole or was rubbing on something I would zip tie some heater hose around it. I have yet to have a hose break/split whatever. Make sure and run heavy enough gauge wire to the comp for power and ground.
BarryG20 07/13/21 10:21am Truck Campers
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