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RE: Want a new truck?

Yes, height of bed rails and height of hood DO count, as they make for a bigger truck, more difficult for some people to maneuver and park, as those measurements affect visibility, especially for a shorter driver. You can't pick & choose which dimensions make a truck bigger and which don't. They ALL come into play. That's like saying the length and width of my house count when calculating the size of it . . . but the height does not. Really? :h Sit on a pillow and duct tape a block of wood to the bottom of your right foot, maybe practice parking some, problem solved. My 5"-1" wife has no problem driving and parking a GMC CC longbed. I can't find the specs on a 2 story or split entry truck but I'll take your word on it LOL. I find the interesting, as the rail height between our 2001 Ram and 2016 was about 1”. My daughters 2004 Ram 3500 developed a transmission cooler leak, and she had an equestrian event to tow to. We measured rail height and the were the same her 2004 and our 2016. We bought a Curt ball set and she borrowed our truck to pull her four horse with living quarters gooseneck to the event. Interesting story. Does it have anything to do with 2022 dimensions, and not specifically to Ram trucks?
RetiredRealtorRick 06/29/22 01:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Want a new truck?

Yes, height of bed rails and height of hood DO count, as they make for a bigger truck, more difficult for some people to maneuver and park, as those measurements affect visibility, especially for a shorter driver. You can't pick & choose which dimensions make a truck bigger and which don't. They ALL come into play. That's like saying the length and width of my house count when calculating the size of it . . . but the height does not. Really? :h Sit on a pillow and duct tape a block of wood to the bottom of your right foot, maybe practice parking some, problem solved. My 5"-1" wife has no problem driving and parking a GMC CC longbed. I can't find the specs on a 2 story or split entry truck but I'll take your word on it LOL. LOL! Funny! Congrats to your wife.
RetiredRealtorRick 06/29/22 05:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Want a new truck?

No, I can't decide what size truck everyone needs, however, the 'full size' truck of 10-15 years ago wasn't near the behemoth that 'full size' trucks are today. You're showing your age Rick. Why not look up the dimension specs to say a 2022 F250 and compare that to a 1995 or so F250? Make sure to have the comparable cab and bed length. You'll find the dimensions are only different by a couple of inches. Height of bed rails do not count nor does the height of the hood. Now if your comparing a 2022 to a 1949, then you're spot on. Yes, height of bed rails and height of hood DO count, as they make for a bigger truck, more difficult for some people to maneuver and park, as those measurements affect visibility, especially for a shorter driver. You can't pick & choose which dimensions make a truck bigger and which don't. They ALL come into play. That's like saying the length and width of my house count when calculating the size of it . . . but the height does not. Really? :h Idk man, them ole straight axle OBS F350s from the 80s-90s (the F250s always got the saggy butt TTB axles) and original Superdutys sure seem about as tall as current models. Same with 2nd Gen Rams vs new... One guy on here actually posted his old Ram 2500 2nd Gen next to his new Ram 3500 dually. Bed rails were 'bout the same. It's ok to admit you're wrong Rick. I certainly would . . . . if I was . . . . but I'm not. I did my research (yeah, I had a little time to kill early this morning). The half ton models seem to be the biggest 'offenders'. Plus, I was specifically responding to a poster that said those dimensions "didn't count". Got my laugh of the day! Nah, dude, I literally have owned, been assigned or managed fleets of light duty trucks for the last 25+ years. All 3 US brands. Cab space and leg room have improved across the board from the 70s-80s style trucks which a few carried over into the early 90s. But they didn’t get appreciably “larger.” Sure there are a few special models of each of the big 3 half tons that are a tad taller. Like my Trailboss or Ram Rebel or Raptors. But those are limited models and not high production. (Well Trailboss are pretty numerous but 2” lift on an already short pavement pounder truck doesn’t really qualify as behemoth, lol). Really hate to burst your bubble, but one “can” get bigger trucks like the models above or a Mega Cab Dodge, but in general they’re no bigger than the last couple/few decades. If anything, while the popularity of crew cabs over the last 20 years has made cabs longer in general, many of the same trucks are sporting 5’ ish truck beds and very few long bed half tons especially ext cabs (can’t get a cclb half ton) overall not ending up any longer than older models with 8’ beds. OK, we'll just have to agree to disagree. I guess all those numbers I looked up were wrong. Wonder how that happened?
RetiredRealtorRick 06/28/22 07:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Are there any snowbird RV parks in New Mexico?

Look at the southwest Alabama area, Foley, Summerdale, Gulf Shores etc. There's everything from relatively inexpensive parks to full resort style. You'll have a couple of below-freezing nights every week Jan-Feb but no single digits. Yes it's politically conservative but not in-your-face. This is a good suggestion. Also the panhandle of Florida. As for politics, forget it. Who the he11 cares what others think? I stay away from it. Find a place you like, enjoy the area and its amenities, and keep your mouth shut about politics (and walk away from others that won't).
RetiredRealtorRick 06/28/22 07:47pm Snowbirds
RE: Are there any snowbird RV parks in New Mexico?

Are you limiting your search to the southwest? Lots of great places along the gulf coast (other than Texas) if you head southeast rather than southwest.
RetiredRealtorRick 06/28/22 11:25am Snowbirds
RE: Want a new truck?

No, I can't decide what size truck everyone needs, however, the 'full size' truck of 10-15 years ago wasn't near the behemoth that 'full size' trucks are today. You're showing your age Rick. Why not look up the dimension specs to say a 2022 F250 and compare that to a 1995 or so F250? Make sure to have the comparable cab and bed length. You'll find the dimensions are only different by a couple of inches. Height of bed rails do not count nor does the height of the hood. Now if your comparing a 2022 to a 1949, then you're spot on. Yes, height of bed rails and height of hood DO count, as they make for a bigger truck, more difficult for some people to maneuver and park, as those measurements affect visibility, especially for a shorter driver. You can't pick & choose which dimensions make a truck bigger and which don't. They ALL come into play. That's like saying the length and width of my house count when calculating the size of it . . . but the height does not. Really? :h Idk man, them ole straight axle OBS F350s from the 80s-90s (the F250s always got the saggy butt TTB axles) and original Superdutys sure seem about as tall as current models. Same with 2nd Gen Rams vs new... One guy on here actually posted his old Ram 2500 2nd Gen next to his new Ram 3500 dually. Bed rails were 'bout the same. It's ok to admit you're wrong Rick. I certainly would . . . . if I was . . . . but I'm not. I did my research (yeah, I had a little time to kill early this morning). The half ton models seem to be the biggest 'offenders'. Plus, I was specifically responding to a poster that said those dimensions "didn't count". Got my laugh of the day!
RetiredRealtorRick 06/28/22 11:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Want a new truck?

No, I can't decide what size truck everyone needs, however, the 'full size' truck of 10-15 years ago wasn't near the behemoth that 'full size' trucks are today. You're showing your age Rick. Why not look up the dimension specs to say a 2022 F250 and compare that to a 1995 or so F250? Make sure to have the comparable cab and bed length. You'll find the dimensions are only different by a couple of inches. Height of bed rails do not count nor does the height of the hood. Now if your comparing a 2022 to a 1949, then you're spot on. Yes, height of bed rails and height of hood DO count, as they make for a bigger truck, more difficult for some people to maneuver and park, as those measurements affect visibility, especially for a shorter driver. You can't pick & choose which dimensions make a truck bigger and which don't. They ALL come into play. That's like saying the length and width of my house count when calculating the size of it . . . but the height does not. Really? :h
RetiredRealtorRick 06/28/22 06:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Credit Cards For Fuel Discounts

Thanks for some of the suggestions but I am not looking for grocery stores to shop at for gas discounts. I ask about credit cards, so PLEASE keep the posts to that topic. That is what drives me crazy trying to get information on this forum. Chuck Gee dude I was just trying to help. I'm with you my friend. I guess ol' chuckbear NEVER buys groceries ANYWHERE, so any grocery-related suggestions are unwelcome here! Geez. Ask about gas discounts/gas cards and the whole grocery thing is going to become a part of it.
RetiredRealtorRick 06/28/22 06:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Credit Cards For Fuel Discounts

You're in Florida, so I'll bet you shop Publix, at least occasionally. When Publix has gas card weekends, they offer $50 gas cards for $40 with a minimum $50 grocery purchase. That's a 20% savings --- with gas at $5.00 per gallon, that equates to about $1.00 per gallon discount. We buy BOGO's (which also count towards your $50 minimum purchase), and it ends up being a win-win. You've got to be a savvy shopper to get deals at Publix, because yes, on many items they are the higher-priced alternative to other stores. You can actually purchase one card for each $50 spent, so if you tally up $100, you can buy two cards, and so on. In our area the 3 main gas cards they sell are Shell, Mobil, and RaceTrac. Yep. Wife gets those every chance she can. But we can't shop at Publix while driving around the country. Chuck Can't shop at Publix but you sure can save up the cards and use them anywhere. That's what we do.
RetiredRealtorRick 06/26/22 07:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Credit Cards For Fuel Discounts

You're in Florida, so I'll bet you shop Publix, at least occasionally. When Publix has gas card weekends, they offer $50 gas cards for $40 with a minimum $50 grocery purchase. That's a 20% savings --- with gas at $5.00 per gallon, that equates to about $1.00 per gallon discount. We buy BOGO's (which also count towards your $50 minimum purchase), and it ends up being a win-win. You've got to be a savvy shopper to get deals at Publix, because yes, on many items they are the higher-priced alternative to other stores. You can actually purchase one card for each $50 spent, so if you tally up $100, you can buy two cards, and so on. In our area the 3 main gas cards they sell are Shell, Mobil, and RaceTrac.
RetiredRealtorRick 06/26/22 02:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Want a new truck?

Unnecessarily big trucks at unnecessarily high prices :C Unnecessarily big trucks? I guess you can vouch for everyone as to what size truck they need? Simple supply and demand and the supply will increase while demand drops. Always happened before, and will again. With the direction the economy is going overall, they'll be begging for buyers within a year. The brakes are being applied to construction as I type including anything to do with building anything back better, and that is what drives sales of unnecessarily big trucks, not the RV crowd which is a miniscule percentage of overall sales. No, I can't decide what size truck everyone needs, however, the 'full size' truck of 10-15 years ago wasn't near the behemoth that 'full size' trucks are today. That being said, I don't see where truck buyer's needs have changed so much that an appreciably larger truck is necessary. That, added to the fact that if you're going to buy a huge truck, learn to park it properly in a parking lot, and be sure anyone else driving it (such as a spouse) has the same ability to park it properly. This concludes my dissertation on why I referred to the new truck offerings as 'unnecessarily big'. Your opinion may, and probably does, vary :C
RetiredRealtorRick 06/26/22 02:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Want a new truck?

Everybody seems to worry about "sticker" price or "MSRP". Stop and think --- who sets those prices? It's the manufacturer of the product. That's like asking an artist to give you an appraisal value on his own painting! Dealers will sell over sticker as long as people will pay it. When buyers push back enough, I feel we'll just see the manufacturer raise prices accordingly, and rebate the dealers directly. Buyers will still pay the higher prices -- just in a different way. Get used to it. Unnecessarily big trucks at unnecessarily high prices :C
RetiredRealtorRick 06/26/22 08:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hybrid tow vehicle?

According to Four Wheel Trends, May 2022, these are the only hybrid SUV's with an over-5000 lb towing capacity: Landrover Defender – 7,700 lbs. Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring – 6,700 lbs. Nissan Pathfinder – 6,200 lbs.
RetiredRealtorRick 06/25/22 06:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: BYO camper to South America - Pros and Cons?

On the surface, shipping it doesn't sound like a very cost-effective option, but maybe if you provide us with some dollars & cents figures we can be somewhat more objective with our feedback.
RetiredRealtorRick 06/25/22 06:06am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Traveling via B&B/hotel vs RV

We love to travel, and we love to travel in several different ways. While Class A motorhome travel is usually our first choice, travel by car is something we enjoy immensely. We love staying off the interstates and going through small towns. And, we LOVE eating in restaurants. The small town cafe's and locally-owned eateries are almost always a treat, and provide many memorable experiences, and have allowed us to meet some great people over the years. We usually don't do B&B's (primarily due to the inconsistency and extra fees), but try to stick to a few particular hotel chains, primarily for the consistency. Yeah, I know about all this "my own bed" and "who sat on the toilet before me" ... but in 51 years of marriage, neither my wife nor myself has contracted any kind of cooties as a result of our motel stays :C Plus, a nice free breakfast is usually a great way to start the next day (some chains do a much better job with this than others). Another part of this mode of travel we enjoy is not having to make our bed, clean the bathroom, or do extra laundry along the way. Traveling by car, we NEVER have to guess whether we can make our way in and out of a particular locale, or if parking is going to be an issue. That all being said, I don't see us selling our RV any time soon, but sometimes the comfort and fuel economy of traveling by car makes for a very nice, low stress trip for us.
RetiredRealtorRick 06/25/22 05:33am RV Lifestyle
RE: Bronco

Keep the Jeep X2
RetiredRealtorRick 06/17/22 03:28pm Dinghy Towing
RE: New Tow Vehicle brand?

Was really hoping to confirm it was NOT anyone working for our company... I cannot, in fact confirmed it IS one of our employees....embarrassing enough as that is, at least he's Canadian.... Maybe you should seek this person out and find out if he actually got his hands on one of the concept trucks, or they were such fans of it that they badged their F150 as such. The Atlas was Fords 2013 concept truck revealed at the 2013 NAIAS in Detroit. So probably not as whacky of a situation as you think. F150 Atlas Hmmmm. WSJ wants us to PAY to read the article. The WSJ can kiss my Atlass!!
RetiredRealtorRick 06/17/22 03:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Tow Vehicle brand?

Maybe he thinks it's a Volkswagen SUV?
RetiredRealtorRick 06/16/22 04:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: 1997 Holiday rambler Endeavor LE Ford 460

My first thought is that a 25-year old engine with only 15,000 miles on it has been sitting idle for a very long time. Personally, before driving it any more, I'd get it to a trusted mechanic to do a very thorough check. I wouldn't be at all surprised to find a myriad of dried seals and belts as well.
RetiredRealtorRick 06/14/22 08:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Moving from 5th Wheel to Sprinter based Class C

Wives vs wet baths.... Yea. They hate them. Fortunately there are plenty of Sprinter Class C's available with regular bathrooms. (Class B's not so much)
RetiredRealtorRick 06/14/22 08:52am Class C Motorhomes
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