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Texas road map

I'm not outsmarting the issue... Where can I gat a Texas road map to carry in our rig? I have a truckers book of maps, but would like to get an actual paper map. Internet searches don't help yet.
Blazing Zippers 11/14/19 12:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: Between Portland and The Dallas

Hey, just down the interstate at exit 109 is dry camping along the river--paved and unpaved. Very nice. On the Washington side of the river (hwy 97) is dry camping along the river too. Turn toward the Maryhill State Park, and continue past all the orchards to the dam. I've never been there, but have spoken to folks that like the area. Good luck, don't forget the winery, museum, stone henge, and the Goldendale observatory. Oh, and the fast food at Biggs!!
Blazing Zippers 11/10/19 10:05pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: 5th wheel hitches

I used a Andersen for two years. Good set up. Our two year old fifth wheel trailer fell apart, and I was told that the manufacturer would not warrantee it because we used the Andersen. Now, before everybody goes crazy here---there were many issues with the fifth wheel, not just the frame flex. The trailer was a POS. I just looked at a Andersen, and it had a sticker that read it wouldn't void warrantees. CYA. The Andersen worked great for us, easy to install, remove, and adjust.
Blazing Zippers 11/10/19 09:55pm Towing
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

Reminds me of the fellow that said, " I've never had an accident, but there have been quite few of them really close to me." HHMMMMMMM
Blazing Zippers 11/03/19 10:36pm General RVing Issues
KM Reosrts

We were "awarded" a complimentary night at a KM Resort when we bought a new trailer last year. We didn't take them up on the offer because we just don't do "resort" style camping or want to belong to such a thing. Nothing personal... Well the calls have kept coming and coming from them. I've spoken to the caller several times and asked to be removed from the call list, but alas, no luck. Recently, I received two calls after ten P.M. from KM. The first time was just at 10, the second was 10:49 P.M. GGRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!! So, if you are given a free opportunity at being a KM Resort camper, think about what I just encountered.
Blazing Zippers 10/30/19 09:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pulling with a Ram 2500

Our 2016 Ram 6.4, CC, 373 gears has pulled our 10,300 fifth wheel and our new 10,000 TT about 24,000 miles and actually averages 8.5 hand calc. We run 61 MPH or so, and try not to exceed 4,000 RPM when pulling hills. Empty, we run speed limit and average about 15 MPG. Very satisfied with the truck, except for the number of recalls and attempts to have them resolved.
Blazing Zippers 09/23/19 11:40pm Towing
RE: Short Bed 5er Towing

Gray, a half ton is going to be light for a fifth wheel. As stated before on here, tires, springs, brakes, and weight of your passengers and stuff will use all the capacity of the truck. Yes, the truck will pull it---for a while. But safely? Don't forget that the Toyota pulled the Space Shuttle!
Blazing Zippers 09/23/19 11:30pm Towing
RE: Looking for quality

I like my Outdoor RV. HOOHAW!! Maybe mine was built on a Wednesday, but so far, it's FAR better then the 2016 Keystone Cougar that I worked on for two years. That's just my opinion and understand others may think differently.
Blazing Zippers 09/16/19 09:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Roll over

Been there, done that!! Our rig was properly set up, 3/4 Ford diesel, clear straight road, 55 mph, nice weather--all good. A mechanical issue came up with the right rear axle and the trailer started to sway. As the old C&W song goes, " And Pfffttt, she was gone." Luckily, we ended up totaled in the median and not into the Columbia River! I won't comment on the article herein, but have learned that reckless driving, improperly set up rigs, and mechanical breakdowns can bite you hard. Things happen that make you scratch your head. The good news is that we bought another RV and have enjoyed thousands of miles of happy travels since the accident.
Blazing Zippers 09/16/19 09:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: C Tables ??

My Bride bought two cube style padded boxes to store stuff and use for foot stools--they work great. She also bought a C Table on the web (Walmart)that fits at our sofa for coffee and snacks. The table cost about $80.00. Perfect. We can still use the rig with the slide in, the table is sturdy, and it matches the d├ęcor. I did have to raise the front of the sofa 3/8 of an inch.
Blazing Zippers 08/27/19 10:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV sales are slipping

There might be some truth to this thought. However, there IS a lot of recession noise going around currently, so until the politicians get done blabbering, let's just get a beverage and watch the slap fight.
Blazing Zippers 08/20/19 10:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Weight Dist Hitch

Our 2016 Ram has a 2 1/2 hitch with an adaptor---there is some slop with the hitch installed. It seem a bit "jerry rigged" but works fine.
Blazing Zippers 08/18/19 09:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Know RV or campers association...

What! Wait! The Sierra Club will wax my rig? You're joshing me. Somehow, we live in a time where "homeless" camps mean more to certain people than tax paying law abiding citizens. Makes me want to open a beverage and watch the degradation.
Blazing Zippers 08/14/19 10:06pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Towing 5th wheel near the trucks limits

Kodiak, I've never met 'Old Biscuit," but I think he is probably one of the most knowledgeable on this forum. Consider his response. Remember, this RV thing is supposed to be fun, and fun always costs a lot.
Blazing Zippers 08/14/19 09:56pm Towing
RE: Help a Newbie, question about gas vs. diesel

We've owned two gassers and pulled over 10,000 lb trailers with each. No real issues, even though we traveled to Alaska and the entire Western states. Yes, a diesel does pull great, but I'm not sorry we own a gas engine. As far as longevity, I'm not sure a new truck will last as long as the diesel does-computer issues, parts falling apart, recalls, etc. Oh, don't forget the fuel additive that has to be put in. I respect the diesel owner. My choice is a gas engine. See ya out there.
Blazing Zippers 08/14/19 09:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rvers beware

What a bunch of NUTS!! Thankfully, there are rules on this forum that won't allow me to express myself.
Blazing Zippers 08/14/19 09:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Real towing advise please

Remember, a Toyota pulled the Space Shuttle! Not up or down hills or around corners. Are the truck tires up to the task? A couple years ago, we watched a 1/2 ton Ford pulling a verrry long travel trailer that wasn't set up properly----very scary. Have a great trip..
Blazing Zippers 08/14/19 09:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Another Rear End Accident Story

I HATE to write this, but you probably could use an attorney. As long as you get what you receive funds to fix or purchase a replacement trailer, get reimbursed for expenses and have your truck fixed cool. However, insurance companies don't make their money giving money away.
Blazing Zippers 08/10/19 10:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: New to Travel Trailers. What to look for?

If you're still working age, how many weeks a year is the RV going to sit in the driveway while making payments? As stated here, sales people will tell you anything to make the sale. Beware of the "lifetime warrantee." Do your own research about the complete combination to be certain the truck will safely pull the trailer, it will fit at the campsites, and the tailer is of good construction. For example, a Ford EcoBoost will pull large numbers of weight, but are the tires and suspension up to the task? Not knocking Ford at all folks, just an example - like the set up we viewed a few weeks ago where a small GM SUV (with two adults and two children inside) was pulling a 22 ft trailer with bikes on the back. Overloaded??????? Lightweight trailers and made "economically" to keep the weight down. The probably won't last long on a washboard road or I-5.
Blazing Zippers 08/10/19 10:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway in October

We just spent a week on this route----beautiful! Price Creek would be great in the fall, so try to hit it. We were told the area was popular with hunters. We even got cow poopy on our trailer! Elkhorn Hot Springs were wonderful... We also camped at July 4th CG on the Northern end and our neighbors had pictures of a Grizzly from just up the road. I'm not second guessing their identification of the bear, but I'm not sure if Grizzlies are that far South.
Blazing Zippers 07/29/19 10:23pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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