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RE: gas shortages along Interstates

;) Wise guy. But your post brings up a couple of things I'm always puzzled by. How much gas is consumed by folks queuing up in line waiting to probably top off and not fill up? Reminds me of the endless line at Costco supply problem or not to save maybe 25 cents a gallon. BTW, some unfortunate soul north of Tampa carbecued his H2 Hummer yesterday when the 4 plastic gas cans he had just filled ignited as he drove off. Yes sir, and there you will sit when the electric grid is hacked or power stations cannot meet the demand of everyone driving electric cars!!
Likes to tow 05/14/21 09:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: gas shortages along Interstates

A few days ago I received an email from Pilot/FlyingJ telling me which stations were out of gas, diesel, or both so there were some problems. How do I get on their email list??
Likes to tow 05/14/21 06:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: gas shortages along Interstates

With the TEMPORY disruption in deliveries of fuel, I'd wait a week. This would sure make the whole thing complicated. With all the reservations we now have to make because of the increase in RV's on the road any disruption in the schedule that causes you to reschedule is going to put you without a place to camp!! Some of my reservations I made back in January, I doubt they would have empty spots this close to Memorial Day.
Likes to tow 05/14/21 05:29am Fifth-Wheels
gas shortages along Interstates

Has anyone had trouble or heard of anyone stranded along the Interstate system for lack of fuel?? We are planning a trip to Staunton Virginia and was just wondering about how things were along the Interstate. Is this a bad time to hit the road??
Likes to tow 05/14/21 04:46am Fifth-Wheels
What month to avoid the massive bug hatch??

Thinking about a trip to upper Michigan and visiting Mackinaw City area. I've heard they have a profane problem with flies, mosquitos and midges that hatch in or around Memorial Day. Some claim the problem is over in 5 to 10 days after the hatch. Can anyone who lives in the area tell me more about this years bug problem. Would we miss it if we come up around the first week of June or should we try this later in the summer or early Fall
Likes to tow 05/09/21 07:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Full Body Paint Job

It's probably a much better RV than you can buy today!! Seems like furniture and cabinets are especially cheaper quality than just a few years ago. It's common now to hear of leather peeling off the sofa and cabinets with the finish coming off. Wish we had kept our old Crossroads Cruiser and just did an upgrade. Now the factories are trying to meet the unprecedented demand for RV's and quality could really take a hit.
Likes to tow 05/06/21 09:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Finally a new fifth wheel

I special ordered a Jayco three years ago only to find out weeks later that my particular model had been discontinued. Supposedly the dealer was notified but I was not made aware of this. I found out by calling my salesman and asking for a possible delivery date......and he said "we have bad news on your model." So after my trip to the dealership to get my deposit back they made me a fantastic offer on the Grand Design Reflection which had a much higher MSRP. Factories will change direction in a heartbeat!!
Likes to tow 05/04/21 05:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Finally a new fifth wheel

I special ordered a Jayco three years ago only to find out weeks later that my particular model had been discontinued. Supposedly the dealer was notified but I was not made aware of this. I found out by calling my salesman and asking for a possible delivery date......and he said "we have bad news on your model." So after my trip to the dealership to get my deposit back they made me a fantastic offer on the Grand Design Reflection which had a much higher MSRP. Factories will change direction in a heartbeat!!
Likes to tow 05/04/21 04:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Significant impact on RVing!!

It all sounds reasonable to me. If you're camping in the park, the access fee to drive the road is already included, so no need to do anything extra. Specific locales are charging a nominal fee to access a particular site (Carlsbad Cavern) or to ride the provided transport (Zion). The reservation/timed tickets for road access are only applicable during the peak season and offer the option to purchase them 60-90 days in advance or 2 days in advance. This way you can plan way in advance or when you get to the area. As for the passes, no offense, but that isn't a "freedom" that was a "freebie". Be glad you got that deal for as long as you have. Personally, I never did understand the reasoning for letting people 65 and older pay $10 and get free access and 1/2 off camping for the rest of their lives. Because people over 65 are sometimes financially stressed for funds and a little special offer is appreciated. It gets them off the couch and into nature. They have earned a little respect and this is a great way for their nation to show it.
Likes to tow 04/16/21 10:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Significant impact on RVing!!

The problem as I see it is that you will have a time window with which to enter the park according to your pass. Also it would require making your entry pass reservation months in advance. I've always beat the crowds by getting up and starting very early. Now they are going to tell me when I can enter and how long I can stay!! Not the same experience anymore.
Likes to tow 04/16/21 10:08am Fifth-Wheels
Significant impact on RVing!!

Is this the beginning of a significant impact on our lifestyle?? Now there will be limited access to a growing list of National Parks. Watch this new video on the latest restrictions!!!! Yet another freedom gone perhaps. Right now there is no talk of limiting the pass except the actual number of passes available to give out. Later we could see more restrictions on those who would qualify for a pass. Anyone interested in buying my 5th wheel?? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-ZxXpHEN6A
Likes to tow 04/16/21 08:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Uneven Bearing Temp

Is your new truck a 4 wheel drive? Since 2011 there seems to be a race by automakers to see who could make the tallest truck with the deepest bed. I had to buy a 2WD Ford F250 to keep my rig level. My old tow vehicle was an 05 Ram 2500 2WD and I wanted to get a 4WD this time but could not believe the height difference!! The bed on my new truck is 2 inches deeper thus allowing for even less space between the truck and the bottom of the 5th wheel. Some people flip the axles on their trailer or add larger diameter tires to compensate. You can also remove some of the spacer blocks between the truck axle and springs. This will give your truck a more level appearance.
Likes to tow 04/15/21 03:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: F150 and Reflection 150 series?

The only issue I can think of for you would be the height of the 4WD bed. For some strange reason all of the big 3 auto makers have raised the height of their trucks and made the bed a few inches deeper!! Who knows the reasoning behind this design. Pulling a 5th wheel will make it sit high in the front and put more load on the back axles. I was pulling my 31' Grand Design Reflection with a 2WD Ram and recently bought a new 2WD F250 to replace it. I was concerned about bed height. As it turned out this new F250 sits a little higher than my 05 Ram but not enough to make a difference. As far as the pin weight and vehicle weight your old F150 should do the job if it has Max Tow I would assume all specs are in range. I was talking to a fellow two summers ago in Colorado who was pulling the same trailer as mine. It's a 27RL Reflection and supposedly half ton towable although I towed it with a 2500 series Ram. He claimed he had no problem with the Rockies!! His was the 3.5 Eco Boost with Max Tow. I can tell you for sure that a 5th wheel tows much better than a bumper pull trailer. Winds in Utah 4 years ago proved that to me!!
Likes to tow 04/13/21 03:24pm Fifth-Wheels
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Likes to tow 04/05/21 06:53am Around the Campfire
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Likes to tow 04/05/21 06:27am Around the Campfire
RE: Ram 2021 3500 DRW Bed Height for 5th Wheel ?

I have a 2007 4x4 Ram and it is the perfect height for my 2014 Winnebago fifth wheel. I do have a Superglide hitch which I believe is a bit higher than most others. If I ever replace this truck I have no idea what to do as so many point out the new 4x4 trucks are too high and I use 4wd. Ford supposedly lowered their 4WD trucks some in 2020 but I still found them too high for my 31 ft 5th wheel
Likes to tow 04/02/21 03:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 2021 3500 DRW Bed Height for 5th Wheel ?

Since I do not need 4WD I did opt for the electronic rear locker differential on my new F250. My old Dodge had a limited slip differential and I think sometimes that did not work as the truck got old. Those clutches must wear out eventually. The electic locker hopefully will always be there when I need it.
Likes to tow 04/02/21 03:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 2021 3500 DRW Bed Height for 5th Wheel ?

That's why I am still driving my 07. All the new trucks are to high for the older 5th wheels. I was all set to order new when I found that the rail heights are about the same as the overhang height of my 2005 Cardinal. I still haven't decided whether to fix up the old truck body wise or get a new truck and change to a flat bed. I am thinking of fixing the old as the wife is starting to complain about getting into the old so there is no way she would be happy getting up into the newer trucks. For 15 years we pulled with an 05 Dodge 2500 two wheel drive. When my new F250 2WD came in I put a new B&W hitch in and guessed at the bolt hole settings. It actually came out about the same as the old truck!! No height or clearance problems and the 5th wheel sit level. Just stay away from 4WD and you should be fine on new trucks.
Likes to tow 04/02/21 07:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 2021 3500 DRW Bed Height for 5th Wheel ?

This is why I just ordered a 2021 F250 two wheel drive. 4 wD trucks are just too high to hitch up to some 5th wheel trailers. What's with this new mandate on 4WD trucks? They've had a race with the torque numbers of the diesel offerings and now a race to see who can build the tallest 4WD !!!!
Likes to tow 04/02/21 03:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Rig

I took delivery of a 7.3 Superduty last week and have not had the opportunity to tow with it yet but I have made a 300 mile day trip non towing in Eastern Kentucky. I was very impressed with the MPG driving at 55-60. At one point the computer said 18.4 but overall on my return home it read 17.2! Some of this trip was country roads that were hilly and some of it was in stop and go traffic but overall I would say the majority of the trip was on flat terrain. I'm very impressed with this engine. I think it will be a towing beast and should certainly cause those who pay the extra $9000 for a diesel something to consider. This new 7.3 push rod engine is going to be a game changer. My previous truck was a Ram 5.9 so I'm accustomed to the torque of a diesel. My 5th wheel weighs about 10K loaded for a trip. From what I have read towing over 14k would probably give you a reason to consider a modern DEF diesel. The diesel world changed in 2012 models and not for the better!!
Likes to tow 03/01/21 03:28am Fifth-Wheels
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