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Texas State Parks

Most Texas state parks are open. They do want to minimize contact though, so use phone or on line reservations and credit cards. A few parks are closed if they had a case of virus reported. Offices, visitor centers, and state historical sites are closed to the public.
TxGearhead 03/29/20 07:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Gooseneck or 5th wheel

I believe there is a good bit of apples vs. oranges conversation going on. I myself do not put an Andersen Ultimate or SuperLite 2600 in the "gooseneck" category. A gooseneck conversion is a whole different animal. I think your best options are the Andersen Ultimate, SuperLite 2600, or Reese Goosebox. All require a gooseneck ball in the bed of the truck. If the truck does not have the OEM towing package with the pucks and a gooseneck ball socket, an underbed system will have to be installed. Typical is a B&W Turnover Ball. With a gooseneck ball you do not need the old style rails. The Andersen, PullRite SuperLite 2600 and Reese Goosebox go right on the ball. All you have to remove is the ball to have a clean bed. Takes longer to climb in the truck bed than to remove the ball. The 5th you are shopping for is relatively light. Any of the 3 systems will work. I personally like the simplicity of my SuperLite 2600 versus my previous conventional Curt hitch. I don't have an issue with the Andersen aluminum construction but the PullRite is steel. It is a bit heavier than Andersen but I can install and remove it easily at 69 yrs old and with 3 back surgeries.
TxGearhead 03/17/20 07:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Spring has sprung....

Onions planted 4 weeks ago, tomatoes 2 weeks ago. Pears blooming. Mowed the yard maybe 4 times. Fertilzed yesterday. Wearing boots outside watching for snakes.
TxGearhead 03/16/20 05:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Thinkg of an Arctic Fox 990 - discount % off new?

You might check Facebook for a Arctic Fox for sale group. If you can't find a "For Sale" group maybe the Arctic Fox facebook group. I've seen both groups for Bigfoot. I would say be prepared to drive. I went from Houston to Maryland for my Bigfoot. Be prepared for what you are willing to pay. Sellers should expect to haggle some over their listed price.
TxGearhead 02/20/20 04:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Nascar Follies

This was great news the Rocket man is one tough guy! Yeah he is. Good sized too. He was pretty well squeezed into that midget at the Chili Bowl.
TxGearhead 02/20/20 10:31am Around the Campfire
RE: Nascar Follies

That's awesome news. I was wondering why only his girls were in the pics with him. The sweet thing referred to is my bride of 44 years, not his. I hate to see divorces with younger children involved. It really causes issues later in life. 10-4
TxGearhead 02/20/20 10:28am Around the Campfire
RE: Nascar Follies

At 42 with young kids I'd be done. Sweet Thing would make sure of that. As his will. Provided he can even still pass a physical. That was a brutal hit and they sure aren't providing any details. I'm praying for him. If you are referring to Sweet Thing as his wife, they announced last week they are separating amicably. So who knows. We are big fans of Newman. He came up through USAC racing midgets, sprints, and silver crown. I just saw him racing a midget at the Chili Bowl. Seemed to be enjoying himself.
TxGearhead 02/19/20 08:03pm Around the Campfire
RE: seal pulling out?

Yeah I've got one doing that. I haven't tried to fix it yet though. I'm thinking a heat gun and some silicone.
TxGearhead 02/19/20 07:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Advice on Campgrounds

Tom Sawyer RV Park West Memphis, AR Several COE campgrounds around Nashville Up the Creek RV Park Pigeon Forge, TN
TxGearhead 02/19/20 12:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Registration Rant

I feel for you Anutami. We bailed on CA a couple years ago. Used to live in Escondido, not too far from you. The truck in my sig would cost me upwards of $500 for registration. Here in Texas, same truck $78.75 + $7 annual inspection, no smog. Hush yore mouth. Don't California my Texas.
TxGearhead 02/18/20 05:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Need a base camp RV park for touristing in NYC

Farther away but maybe the KOA New York City/North at Newburg. Bus tours from the CG to the city.
TxGearhead 02/16/20 08:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Daytona 500 camp ground

More info needed. When you say outside the track do you mean: Not in the infield? On track property, but not the infield. A private campground nearby not owned by the racetrack.
TxGearhead 02/16/20 08:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Installing Progressive Dynamic converter

Looking on Amazon, the screw connector with heat shrink might be my choice. Thanks Kayteg1. I won't be doing this until the weather cools off. We're already hitting 98F and 105+ "feels like". Kick myself for not doing it sooner. Thanks to all for the help. It's been a very long time since I went to Navy Electronics school. Glad you got a fix for your issue. On another note, 98F. Holy mackerel, that is hot for mid February. We are mild here (northern Maine) now, 32F, which is almost shirtsleeve weather to us, but tomorrow morning the forecast is for minus 20 below zero. Not the coldest we have ever seen, but enough to keep the 'skitters from being troublesome. Enjoy your hot weather. Lakeside That was posted in June. I was looking at my old posts and thought I should update. But I think we are forecast for mid 70F next week.
TxGearhead 02/14/20 08:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Installing Progressive Dynamic converter

Update...I got the son to come over and help. We pulled a panel off behind the converter and re-routed the wire from the battery isolation switch. Just barely long enough. No splice needed. Seems to be good.
TxGearhead 02/13/20 11:06am Truck Campers
RE: 2020 North Carolina Camping Destinations

Tanglewood Park at Clemmons is OK if you're in the Winston-Salem area. Some sites slope a bit. It's in a big county park. Tour historic Old Salem.
TxGearhead 02/10/20 06:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Regular cab under Outfitter Apex 9.5?

My brother just ordered and received a F350 extended cab (super cab?). Put a Northstar 8ft pop up on it. It works.
TxGearhead 02/03/20 08:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Chucking - trouble shooting

Andersen Ultimate hitch in the truck bed along with the locking plate to the king pin box. ^^Explain this a little more. Do you have a RotoFlex that has to be locked out, or a conventional Morryde with a rubber shear spring? I don't think the shear spring model needs to be locked out for a Andersen or PullLite hitch. But I may not be understanding what you're saying. That aside, I would load up and get the pin weight up, get the truck on the overloads, go to a CAT scale, determine if it's still chucking, then get closer to your tire and axle limits, but not over.
TxGearhead 02/02/20 07:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Florida to Texas

I've thought about getting on/off I-10 in Denham Springs LA. Baton Rouge traffic has always been a nightmare for me. I'm going that way in April and might try it. I'll see how bad 190 can get going through Baton Rouge.
TxGearhead 01/30/20 02:03pm Roads and Routes
RE: Introduction post

Welcome aboard! Do you know what camper you want? A F350 dually should handle most campers. Maybe wait until you get the camper on it to decide which, if any, mods you want.
TxGearhead 01/30/20 01:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Third Brake Light?

Eh...if you don't have LED tail lights switch to them and call it done. Bad weather up there in NY? I'm taking a break from trimming the hedge, edging, and mowing. No snakes spotted. Diesel $2.68 in 77575
TxGearhead 01/30/20 01:42pm Truck Campers
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