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RE: Helping a friend look at a Class A

Fleetwood Southwind 32V.
FireGuard 10/08/19 10:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2017 Ram 2500- Airbag Question

I installed the bags inside the coils of a Ram 1500 and it worked well. I think I paid around $150 and it only took a couple of hours to install.
FireGuard 09/12/19 09:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Advice on truck and camper purchase

God looking truck. Does the 19 have the 8 speed auto? That seemed to be the only complaint with the Hemi with the 2-3 gear ratio on the 6 speed.
FireGuard 09/12/19 09:43am Truck Campers
RE: Beginner RV Owners and the Sonora Pass

Those are all great roads. On a motorcycle. Lol Don’t think it would be much fun with a big MH. Priest grade is steep but not very long. It’s in the gold country near Yosemite.
FireGuard 08/22/19 05:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2500 Ram with coil springs carrying TC

Thanks for the reply’s, Especially the real world experience from those who have this set up.
FireGuard 08/12/19 07:47pm Truck Campers
Neat you tube video

I came across a you tube about a young couple who decided to sell everything and live in a 5th wheel the past 3 1/2 years. They wanted to go to Alaska and are sponsored by Lance with a brand new 1172 and new Ford F-350 Platinum. They did some nice mods with solar, batteries etc. They are on the road for 6 months and will go back to their 5vr after the trip. It’s called Morton’s on the move. It’s also on the Lance camper website. It sure makes you think about living a simple life traveling.
FireGuard 08/08/19 02:35pm Truck Campers
2500 Ram with coil springs carrying TC

Is anyone carry a TC with the coil spring suspension of on the Ram 2500? If so, what camper and how does it handle. Did you add any mods? I know the leaf spring and 3500 is better but just curious with real world opinions.
FireGuard 08/08/19 01:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Class C and Horse Trailers

Does it have a custom hitch? I’ve never heard of a class C with a hitch rated more than 7500 lbs, most are 5000 lbs. For the overhang, 1200 lbs at the length would be a lot behind the axle and you also have to figure the GVW of the MH. More than I would tow.
FireGuard 07/22/19 04:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New C on Ford chasis. 5 or 6 speed?

Thanks.
FireGuard 07/14/19 08:08pm Class C Motorhomes
New C on Ford chasis. 5 or 6 speed?

I just picked up a new 2019 Forest River Sunseeker 2290 on the Ford 450 chasis with V10. I’m not sure what transmission they’re using. On the indicator it has D 4 2 1. I’m pretty sure it’s the Torqueshift but not sure if it’s a 5 or 6 speed? The power and shifting is great.
FireGuard 07/14/19 06:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Gas TV for a year long trip

I really appreciate all the advice guys. It's good to hear from people who have more experience on these things than I do. And I am looking at used trucks, my budget is 45k but I would like to come in under that. Ive seen 6.2s with around 50k miles going for 32k-36k. More if it's a 2015+. The diesels are starting at 40k and going higher. On the diesel I was looking at trucks with under 100k miles. As far as elevation I'm sure we'll spend time in Colorado for a few weeks, but I doubt it will be for months. I like the price of the gasser, but like the capabilities and range of the diesel. I know, you got to pay to play. For $45k you can buy a new Ram Tradesman CTD.
FireGuard 07/13/19 05:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing a horse trailer with TC

You will be pushing it if you plan on towing that with your Tundra?
FireGuard 07/09/19 11:00am Truck Campers
RE: Purchasing a truck camper dilemma

Check out the Lance 825 or 865. A little bigger than the 650 and should work on your truck.
FireGuard 06/29/19 01:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Looking for motorhome to travel to Alaska suggestions?

I just bought a 24’ class C with dinette slide. It’s the perfect size for 2 of us and very easy to drive and maneuver as well as a good towing capacity. (7500 lbs) A slide will give you more room when parked but sometimes much less when it’s in. For just 1 person and dogs, a non slide would be fine without any worry of issues of it not working. If you want to stay on the shorter side, I narrowed my choices down to the Winnebago 22R, Forest River Sunseeker 2290 and Fleetwood Tioga 25K. I decided on the Sunseeker and love it. Even with the slide in there is plenty of room to move around. It also has large tank capacities and you can’t beat the Ford V10 and 6. Speed transmission. Good luck.
FireGuard 06/17/19 12:27pm Full-time RVing
RE: Trailers, Trucks and Toy's Oh My...

Your credit score (debt score as Dave Ramsey calls it) will take a hit with multiple loans. I just finished building my house and didn’t want to deal with the hassle of a construction loan. Over the course of a year I borrowed against the paid off land, took a personal line of credit and used 4 credit cards totaling about $150k. The rest was savings and working lots of OT for a total of Just over $400k. I just bought a new Class C last week and my score dropped almost 200 points and added 2% to my RV loan. I’m paying a lot of interest but I’m going to get a first mortgage around 4% and pay everything off.
FireGuard 06/07/19 04:39pm Toy Haulers
Best low profile A/C

I just picked up a new 24’ Class C. The Forest River Sunseeker 2290 seemed to check the most boxes of what I wanted. When I built my house I added an enclosed RV garage but because I decided to add it after I started Its not as tall as I would like. It has a sloped door 13’ tall dropping down to 8’ over its 16’ width. Fortunately, I was able to “squeeze” the MH in with me on top directing the GF driving. I have a standard A/C that’s 14 1/2” tall and is the only thing that’s tight. (1” clearance) I saw the Dometic Penguin 2 is 11 1/2” and the Coleman Mach 8 is only 8” tall. The extra 3-6” would make it much easier getting in and out of the garage. I also let half the air out of the duals on the low side and gained an inch and I think if I put my motorcycle on the hitch rack I’ll probably drop another inch or so from compressing the suspension. The A/C would be the simplest option and least chance of damage. Anyone have one of these units and what are your thoughts? I’m so glad it fits in the garage as it will save so much weather and sun damage and I don’t have to worry about winterizing.
FireGuard 06/07/19 04:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Flat tow P/U to carry motorcycle

The MH has a 7500 lb tow rating. Does it matter if the Rangers are 4WD or not for flat towing?
FireGuard 05/30/19 04:29pm Dinghy Towing
Flat tow P/U to carry motorcycle

I just bought a 24’ Class C and have a 13 Jeep Wrangler set up for flat towing. I would like to be able to tow a vehicle and also take my motorcycles but I’m hesitant to carry a 400 lb load on the hitch of a 2 door Wrangle being towed. What would be a good reliable P/U, (preferably 4x4) capable of carrying a 600 lb bike in the bed? I would prefer something older and less expensive as it would only be used for this purpose and I would keep the Jeep. I’ve heard the older 2x4 Ford Rangers with manual trans are easy to flat tow?
FireGuard 05/30/19 02:26pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Tire size/gearing for Ram DRW

Kohldad, Did you try running in 5th gear, 5th in the 3:42 is the same as 6th with the 4:10. The tire diameter affects the ratio and I would get an aftermarket wheel with the appropriate offset to alleviate any issues with the tires being too close together to cause rubbing.
FireGuard 05/22/19 10:45pm Truck Campers
Tire size/gearing for Ram DRW

I’m getting closer to pulling the trigger on a new (2018) Ram DRW Cummins 4x4 Aisin. I want to go back to a TC in the 10’ range and flat tow my Jeep. I’m comparing a Tradesman model with 3:42 gears and a Laramie with 4:10. I think for my purpose of carrying a 5k lb camper and towing 5 k lbs, the 3:42 would be plenty and would be better running empty. I would like to add bigger tires but I think as long as the diameter is similar it shouldn’t pose a problem. The truck comes stock with 235/80/17 which is 32” tall and 7.4” wide. If I went up to a 275/70/17 the height is only 32.17” tall but 8.8” wide and I think the biggest I would want to go with would be a 295/70/17 at 33.25” tall and 9.8 wide. So from my understanding the 275 wouldn’t change the gearing and maybe add a little rolling resistance due to being wider. The other 2 being an inch taller would change the gearing but probably not make too much of a difference?? I would get new rims with the proper offset rather than using spacers. The Laramie is the granite color which is my favorite but the Tradesman is silver and $9k less. I really don’t need all the bells and whistles but the Laramie is a sweet truck. Let’s hear your thoughts, primarily on the 3:42 vs 4:10 issues.
FireGuard 05/22/19 07:04pm Truck Campers
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