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RE: downsizing for the winter

They have the option in this floor plan to have the dinette instead of the recliners. I have trouble sitting upright with my arthritic back, so a recliner is as must, especially when watching a long movie.
Road Phantom 01/10/20 11:10am Travel Trailers
downsizing for the winter

We bought a 2018 2500 quadcab Ram diesel this past summer. Found out later it can only carry 2200 lbs, far less than our total GVWR allows. I also discovered that our present 34 ft 5th wheel is too large for National Forest and general touring, and would like to downsize to a 25 ft Imagine XLS 22RBE. I've had larger 5th wheels (37 with four slides) and find them to be too cumbersome except for long term stays. For the winter, I prefer moving around and exploring rather than to sit in one spot for six months. Are there any snow birds out there with small trailers and how is it working for you. By the way, my favorite all around trailer was a 23 ft'er we once had, but a little too small for our present needs.
Road Phantom 01/09/20 11:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Yet another what can I tow question

Stick with a travel trailer around 25 ft, especially in the west with its high elevations.
Road Phantom 01/07/20 09:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Larger 5th wheels in/on state and federal parks

We got into a lot of trouble hitting national parks in the Northwest with our 34ft 5th wheel. Save yourself a lot of trouble and headaches by settling with something under 30 ft with a good floor plan you like.
Road Phantom 01/07/20 09:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Good Campgrounds in west Texas off I-20

If you could stretch it to El Paso, Mission RV Park is a nice stopover for 35$ and all pull throughs. Flying J at exit.
Road Phantom 11/21/19 04:18pm Snowbirds
RE: help picking new tt

Lance has some exceptionally nice models.
Road Phantom 11/21/19 04:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone have a 2018 Keystone Cougar 29 series 5er?

I towed a cougar half ton with a 2014 2500 ram 2x4 and was nose high by a large margin. My back wheel broke away in Biloxi Ms taking the sheared hub with it. We were lucky it happened in town. We ended up stuck there for a week while awaiting parts. The back axle, apparently, was carrying too much weight causing the bearings to fail and they had been re-greased only six months prior to this incident.
Road Phantom 11/08/19 09:58am Fifth-Wheels
diesel rebate

Back when I bought my first diesel truck in 1994, I received a government rebate of around $1500. I recently purchased a 2018 new. Is there still a rebate for diesel that I'm not aware of?
Road Phantom 11/08/19 09:45am Tow Vehicles
how do you keep sewer tank clear

What is the best way to keep the sewer tank from sludging up and valves working. I don't like using chemical additives, especially the ones with formaldehyde. Heard it was good to add a little olive oil or liquid detergent into the tank when empty.
Road Phantom 10/18/19 07:02pm General RVing Issues
ram 2500 and 3500

What is the actual difference between the Ram 2500 and 3500 single wheel pickups besides leaf springs and coil. Are the bearings and brakes the same if both have 18 inch rims?
Road Phantom 06/20/19 11:51pm Tow Vehicles
not enough hitch weight capability

I just bought a 2018 ram 2500 diesel 4x4 crew cab with a 2400lb rating for carrying capacity and 17,000 tow limit. My hitch weight is 1950lbs. By the time I add up fuel, my wife, (she's only 140lbs) the hitch itself, there's nothing left for the front storage of the fifth wheel. Air bags won't increase my GVWR. I plan to move the portable gen and tools inside over the trailer axle and anything else that's heavy. I've seen a lot of rigs in the campground with similar setups and many running much heavier loads than my 9000lb empty trailer. Any solutions besides those mentioned would be appreciated short of asking me to buy a one ton for a few hundred pounds overweight on the hitch. Thanks for your constructive help.
Road Phantom 06/12/19 12:43pm Fifth-Wheels
yakima to emumclaw Washington

Hi, we will be on route 90 in August heading west from Idaho to Enumclaw and wondered if route 12 to 410 over the chinook pass is a good alternative as far as steep grades go compared to the Snoqualmie pass. I don't mind the longer ride if it's an easier ride.
Road Phantom 06/11/19 04:27pm Roads and Routes
This ever happen to you?

We stay primarily in the right lane when traveling. There have been times when tractor trailers cut in front of me so close I have to slow down. I have also been pushed over into another lane at no real gain to the trucks. They get lane crazy to gain just a few feet of open road. I do my best to stay out of their way. I don't park in truck stops or rest areas so as to avoid them. My neighbor told me about a car pulling a trailer behind it that got caught between two tractor trailers. They went around on both sides and closed the gap as they passed, causing a vacuum that sent the car into a fishtail, knocking them over onto it's side.
Road Phantom 02/09/19 02:45pm Roads and Routes
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