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RE: Getting gas with long trailer?

In over 35 years of towing a large travel trailer, i only had to back out of a station twice _ both times back into a busy street. Had no problem with my wife stopping traffic and me slowly backing up. Cars stopped and no one honked. We always gassed up or fueled up at local gas stations that had diesel fuel. Never a problem. My advice, learn to back your rig, use the outside pumps, and don’t worry about it.:) Barney Thats always my fear, having to back out of a station with our fifth wheel. I did the other day have to pull into a local station the other day with the fifth wheel which also had our kayak trailer behind it. I scoped it out first before I pulled in, hard to back out with two trailers :-( Dan
Hammerboy 06/20/22 06:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6.6 Chevy gas engine

The emissions problem’s with the modern diesel is a pain!Fuel cost has nothing to do with my thinking. Like any technology it takes time to perfect. They are getting better. Dan
Hammerboy 03/31/22 05:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Impact of fuel prices on travel

Paid $162 to fill my tank in Western WA the other day... That hurts. Ha! I got you beat, I filled up for $162.50 @ $4.89 a gallon the other day. Had to swipe the card twice because many stations have the $100 limit for whatever reason. I did see a couple of stations drop their price $.07 over the weekend though. Anyway we haven't cancelled any trips this year and we have all our reservations made. With that being said our longest trip is only 600 miles round trip and the rest are between 50-250 miles round trip. Considering the actual cost of vacation time, campsites, daytrips etc. the extra $1.50 a gallon this year is a small cost in regards to the entire trip. Dan
Hammerboy 03/14/22 01:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RVing in 2022

I highly doubt your daughter will save any money due to her changes. Have you looked at the costs for their hotels? I do think there will be a glut of campers if the fuel prices continue. You can stay at Disney's value resorts for the same or less than at Fort Wilderness plus you can save a couple travel days. I wanted to for years to pull our fifth wheel from Michigan to The Fort but could never justify the price. Depending on the season you can spend $250 a night at the Fort. Dan
Hammerboy 03/13/22 11:10am General RVing Issues
RE: How to Find Parks?

Like others have mentioned, I use Google maps. Find an area you want to go and type in 'Campgrounds" or "Rv Resorts". You may have to try a couple of different words because just typing in campgrounds may not bring up all places you can camp like some RV resorts for example and vice versa. Dan
Hammerboy 01/24/22 06:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Kayak transport

We have 4 kayaks along with bikes we will bring with us, so a kayak trailer behind the fifth wheel works for us. Dan
Hammerboy 01/15/22 06:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: back to gas v diesel

So on this ONE vacation trip for this year I saved $600. :CProbably need a few trips to cover the diesel option before you are actually money ahead. How many trips will it take to cover the Platinum option over the XLT option? I thought the same thing many times. People here squawk how expensive it is to own deisel and try to cost analyze it, then try to make you feel foolish for buying one. But they have no problem spending an extra 20-30k on a Denali when a WT or Lt for example accomplishes the same thing. Some people rather have quilted leather seats while others rather have better power or both. As for me I love my 2019 Duramax, my third one in the last 18 years. I got to say B.S. on a lot of these anti Deisel comments though. Dan
Hammerboy 12/23/21 10:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: back to gas v diesel

Unless you are towing over 13-14k lb or more than 40-50k miles per year, diesel is a tough sell other than to sooth an ego. If you have the money and just like the sound and feel, get one. Really? For me it's an easy sell and I don't even reach your supposed requirements. I'm on my third Duramax over the last 18 years - second one with the modern emissions equipment. Pro's are; - Overall lower fuel costs including DEF - Much farther range when towing. I get between 12 -12.5 pulling vs 8-9 if I had the godzilla. Thats 40-50% more range. I can get a days worth of towing in one tank plus I have the option of truck stops to fuel up. - Much less stressful pulling, not that the gas can't pull it's just I hate the high revs and shifting that they do. - Longer warranty on the diesel in terms of mileage 100K vs 60k? - Higher resale, you will get the majority of the diesel money back Con's: - Higher repair costs for sure - something I haven't experienced yet - Higher upfront cost, but again remember resale value on the backend. - Higher maintenance costs, but not that much higher. Fuel savings alone will more that cover that. And as far as soothing the ego goes, nope nice try on that one. I think If I spent the money instead on a highly optioned top trim level that would boost my ego more lol. Dan
Hammerboy 12/21/21 10:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth Wheel Hitch What Kind

Not a bad deal I don't think. I sold a 5 year old superglide for $800 on Craigslist 12 years to a guy who traveled 500 miles to get it. Had another guy about 1500 miles away interested as well but shipping killed it for him. I probably could have asked more and the right buyer would have paid more I'm sure. Dan
Hammerboy 12/01/21 05:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Kayak roof rack on truck

I struggled with that question myself for our 12' kayaks along with our bikes. In the end I built a trailer to tow behind the fifth. This works very well for us as we can bring either 6 kayaks or 4 kayaks and 4 bikes depending on our needs for the trip. This may be an option to look at ad well Dan
Hammerboy 12/01/21 03:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: 6.6 GM. Gas

Just curious, I see you have a newer Duramax. Why trade in already? I have the same truck and love pulling with it. Dan
Hammerboy 11/30/21 08:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas Engine - Fill It Up

My V-10 Excursion and 35ft TT was never an issue getting gas. And I’ve gotten into and out of places most people would hesitate with a minivan. Ahh, your that guy:C Dan
Hammerboy 11/30/21 08:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth Wheel Hitch What Kind

This ought to be fun I agree, the B&W fan club should be along soon. To the OP ,look into Andersen hitch . There is a reason there is such a huge fan base, dang good hitch. Dan
Hammerboy 11/30/21 08:37pm Fifth-Wheels
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