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RE: Check Me....I am OK with this set-up

Good to go. Let er run
Terryallan 01/20/20 07:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Traveling through the Appalachian Mountains

Thanks to all replies on my post! Wow, a lot of really good and useful information to consider, reconsider, and let sink in. We have family in NE Ohio but would also like to travel to or back from Michigan. All of you are right about the mountains scaring us (!) but just want to be prepared as much as possible. We have found the best advise comes from seasoned RVers! Thanks for taking the time to look up our specs and investigating. I think it sounds like we should get more truck to avoid most problems. We've always worried a little about the smaller sized Nissan. It pulls higher rpms frequently towing just smaller grades around Columbia, mid-state SC! Could anyone suggest good reading materials so we can learn more about RV towing, grades etc? Never seen a lot of reading material abut towing. Most learn by experience, and advice. like when mountain towing. NEVER start down the mountain in a gear higher than the one it took to go up, lower is better,. Now when looking at trucks. check out the towing capacity of it BEFORE you buy it. Just because it looks like the one sitting beside of it, doesn't meant it is. If you buy new. the engine, GVWR, and rear gear are listed on the window sticker. There can be as much as 1000lb difference in GVWR between 2 identical trucks sitting side by side. The higher the GVWR the better, and the lower the rear gear the better for towing. There can be as much as 7000lb difference in the towing capacity between a 3.15 rear gear, and a 3.73 rear gear. With the 3.73 having the higher tow capacity. So when you buy. Make sure you get what you need. If you buy used. there are also ways to find the rear gear ratio, and towing capacity. Do your homework.
Terryallan 01/19/20 09:14pm Beginning RVing
RE: Why do I still look at my tankl level gauges?

DSDP Don, I have to think if a 40 or more gallon black tank only lasts 2.5 days, you need to cut down on the beer. ?? I was thinking something similar. For two of us, 33 gallons is about 5 days. My TT sleeps 10. I'm lucky to make 2 full days. Plus I have told them all to use plenty of water
Terryallan 01/18/20 05:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling through the Appalachian Mountains

What is the best route to tow a Wildwood Extra Lite, 27' from Myrtle Beach to Ohio? I do not want to travel Rt77 through W Virginia. We are somewhat newbies (1 1/2 yrs) but have traveled a lot in upstate SC and GA mountains and SC/NC lines. The mountains are holding us back !!! Advise appreciated! We have a 2019 Nissan Frontier You can run 26 to 75 but you will still have to go over the mountain. and if mountains are your problem. Maybe you shouldn't go. I-26, I-40, I77. ALL have mountain grades to climb. Maybe there is a way thru Pennsylvania or such that is flatter.
Terryallan 01/18/20 05:09pm Beginning RVing
RE: good Sam VS AARP.

Thanks guy. Yes I remember them AND Obamacare. not good
Terryallan 01/17/20 01:53pm General RVing Issues
good Sam VS AARP.

So which do you think would serve you better if you were old enough to use one, or both. Good Sam is good for "some" CGs, and AARP is good for "some" CGs. But AARP is good for some motels. So just wondering which y'all would prefer.
Terryallan 01/16/20 01:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roof Vent Security

If they want in bad enough to climb up on the roof, and break thru the vent. Doors aren't going to stop them.
Terryallan 01/16/20 01:33pm Truck Campers
RE: to the group that has got loud amp music going(Quartzsite)

Rock on baby! Either that or let your wheels do the turning and move. There is to much desert to put up with loud music it's country music. yuk lol To me. Music is much more preferred than Generators. A generator is so nerve grating. If it is drowning out the Generators. Good to go.
Terryallan 01/16/20 07:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Full Hook-ups or no?

For us it's pretty simple. DW won't use campground provided showers, and will only use their toilets if it's because we are away from the camper - and that reality means the kids never go acclimated to such things either. So, hookups quickly become a necessity for us. We will frequently do an overnight on the road using nothing but electric, and we will sometimes do a couple of weekend nights at a site with only water and electric (dumping as we leave). More than 2 nights, however, and we absolutely need sewer for our style of camping. As others said before, that's the blessing of it each his/her own! Just wondering. Do you use the CG pools? Because if the bathhouse is too dirty. the pool is as well. same people take care of both.
Terryallan 01/14/20 06:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Full Hook-ups or no?

We do all kinds. As former popup campers. We learned to camp for a few days with water, electricity, or sewer for a few nights. Wit lanterns, and a water bladder. We do just fine.
Terryallan 01/14/20 11:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Low cargo carrying capacity rant

That’s fine, Terry, but in the West you’ll need to pass up some really beautiful dry campgrounds if your fresh water tank is empty. Camp restrooms are usually TT’s shower, potty and sink is close, never has a waiting line, no one rushes me and it’s always clean. but I'm lazy. I don't want to go to the dump station. I'd just as soon use the CG facilities. My fresh water tank hasn't had water in it since I bought the TT 7 years ago.
Terryallan 01/13/20 06:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Low cargo carrying capacity rant

Terry, 760 pounds, a third of the available cargo limit, will be taken by 93 gallons of fresh water! Add propane and batteries... I don't carry fresh water. When we go to a CG with out hookups. I have a large jug that I fill with water and set on the picnic table. Usually lasts a day and a half, and we use the CG restrooms. In this part of the country. there isn't a whole lot of places where you can just pull out and camp. All the NPs have water stations in the CGs. I'm sure it is different where there are places that have dispersed camping.
Terryallan 01/11/20 08:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Low cargo carrying capacity rant

honestly. Unless you are full timing. I can't imagine loading more than 1000lbs in to a camper. Unless you are married to Lucy and she has been collecting rocks again. In truth. My camper gets lighter every year. Don't use it, don't take it.
Terryallan 01/11/20 01:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer Tire Speeding Rating??

Maxxis, Endurance, and apparently Carlisle are rated to more than 656MPH. Best to get one of those brands to ease your mind. For me. I have Maxxis. but still try to hold it under 65. Yeah. sometimes it gets it's own way and runs on up, but soon as I catch it. I slow back down.
Terryallan 01/08/20 09:58pm Tech Issues
RE: It could have went bad!

Have forgotten to install the sway control bar. and when I got home found it laying on the trailer tongue. Didn't bother the way it pulled, but could have fallen off, and hurt someone
Terryallan 01/08/20 09:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sacramento to South Carolina

BTW. 40 don't go to South Carolina. You would have to pick up I-26 at the top of the mountain to go down into SC.
Terryallan 01/08/20 11:27am Roads and Routes
RE: Sacramento to South Carolina

Seems I remember from my travels. I-40 is a mountain filled route. We always took the Southern Route. We ran 85 out of the Carolinas to 20 in Atlanta to 10 in Texas and on to California. was a really flat way to go. hardly any mountains at all. The bets way to go, especially in the winter.
Terryallan 01/07/20 05:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: tire question

so I have blown 3 ST tires. None of them were overloaded, and none of them were underinflated. However ALL of them were starting their 4th year of service. so guess what. Due to my experience. 3 / three years is the limit of time I will run ST tires. Maxxis?? Just curious. I know they had issues with their ST tires a few years back. They say they should be good for 6 years but I'm sure that's in ideal conditions. Actually the first one was a Goodyear Marathon. The next two were I believe Tow Masters. I have Maxxis on it now. And replaced the G/Ys with Maxxis on the other TT. no problems with them, either on the last TT, or this one. These will be 4 years old this summer. They are coming off.
Terryallan 01/02/20 04:42pm Truck Campers
RE: How to lose an awning

Not real smart.
Terryallan 01/02/20 11:13am General RVing Issues
RE: tire question

so I have blown 3 ST tires. None of them were overloaded, and none of them were underinflated. However ALL of them were starting their 4th year of service. so guess what. Due to my experience. 3 / three years is the limit of time I will run ST tires.
Terryallan 01/02/20 09:10am Truck Campers
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