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RE: 80's 454 fuel supply challenges

Any chance you could be boiling/vapor locking fuel? I remember hearing that the 454 got so hot "under hood" it would burn out exhaust manifolds.
TxGearhead 07/19/21 03:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roadside Assistance

I have Good Sam and used it once for a flat on the 5th wheel. It was a cluster. I posted about it on here if you want to look it up. I have GEICO on the trailer and they have a roadside service for $2 a month. I took that too. Keep your expectations low.
TxGearhead 07/19/21 03:09pm Truck Campers
RE: 40’+ limitations?

^^Actually we haven't found a COE that we couldn't find a site. Many state parks as well.
TxGearhead 07/16/21 06:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 40’+ limitations?

Our previous 5th wheels were 28, 34, and the current is 40. I've never had an issue getting a site. We prefer COE and state park campgrounds, but will stay at a nice private campground, especially for just an overnight. I have looked at parks in New England states that had small sites, but they didn't have water or electricity either. They really don't like RV's so I accommodate them by not spending my money there. We plan ahead and reserve early. If you travel in the same direction more than once you will remember which parks and campgrounds you like and can accommodate you. We haven't parked overnight at WalMart yet. Get the RV you really want. 40-43 ft isn't that rare anymore. edit will have issues in National Parks, especially like Smokey MTN NAT Park. They are a few there but go fast.
TxGearhead 07/15/21 07:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: License plates

A little common sense goes a long way. What cop in their right mind or what Prosecutor is going to pursue legal action for a duplicate plate that matches the registration for the vehicle? You know I could almost agree with you if you had gone to your county tax office and asked for a duplicate plate. But getting one from Amazon, or wherever, just cut the state out of whatever fee they would charge. May not matter in NY but a cop trying to keep the city budget balanced in Intercourse Pennsylvania, who knows.
TxGearhead 07/13/21 10:20am Truck Campers
RE: License plates

Following advice on this topic I ordered a replica licence plate from Amazon. It arrived today and is excellent. It is an exact copy of a British Columbia plate, with my number added, it is very well made and cost less than $20 including postage. Be thinking what qualities you want in your cell mate.
TxGearhead 07/11/21 09:55am Truck Campers
RE: TCM (Truck Camper Magazine)

Needs a second cover page, and get rid of banners - current main page is waaay too populated…It was far better when dear Harley was in charge - lol (God bless Harley…). Harley "gone"? Good, I was tired of the too cute BS about the cat. And yes, we have a cat.
TxGearhead 07/02/21 08:46am Truck Campers
RE: When do you upgrade

We've been there as well. Started in the early 1980's with a smaller TC for fishing, hunting, and vacations. Then went with a Class C so we could carry bales of diapers and wife and kids could move around. About the time they hit middle school they had activities about every weekend and all summer. Sold the Class C. Retired and bought the first of 3 fifth wheels. Then bought the Bigfoot. Just me, but I would keep the TC and look around for a used TT. Cover all bases. Being you have a 2500 I would stay away from all but the very lightest 5th wheels. A TT would give you the option of storing kids bicycles etc in the truck bed. Good luck.
TxGearhead 06/29/21 09:57am Truck Campers
RE: When to throw in the towel...

I can only imagine how hot and miserable those babies were with diapers on. Like a blanket. We are on the Texas Gulf Coast and have temps still in the low 90's well into the night. Coupled with high humidity it can get miserable.
TxGearhead 06/29/21 09:39am Truck Campers
RE: The Emotions in a TC

Y'all know what they say about truck campers: Too small for more than 2 people on a long trip, too much hassle for a long weekend. We have a 40ft 5th wheel and the Bigfoot. They both have advantages. The 5th is a pain going down the road...have to use truck stops for fuel, have to be very selective about stopping for lunch. I worry about Chinese tires and bearings. But once we get somewhere it's great. The Bigfoot has its' issues. I have to get the plywood out of the barn and drag the rubber mat in the bed. Very stressful loading...only 3/4" clearance between jacks and fenders. The refrigerator is tiny, the closet is tiny. It's basically "MY" camper. The wife has never set foot in it and never wants to. It's great for a mans fishing or racing vacation. I'm prepping it now for a racing trip to Knoxville Iowa and Springfield Illinois. There are advantages to the wife hating it.
TxGearhead 06/28/21 05:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Help with choosing our 5th wheel (and truck)

Check around the area for a Ford dealer that specializes in commercial trucks. They should have more inventory in what you're looking for. An example: or:
TxGearhead 06/27/21 06:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: License plates

I'm no lawyer but in Texas it might be illegal to put your truck tag on your camper. Campers are not licensed, not tagged, and not taxed in Texas, they are cargo. If you had your tailgate down and carrying 12foot long lumber, would you take your truck tag off and put it on the lumber? I doubt if truck campers are very high on a cops "watch" list. If they want to see the license plate they can bend over and look.
TxGearhead 06/27/21 06:37am Truck Campers
RE: Motorcycle on receiver rack.

Curious why you ask a forum of people ,who are not likely to have a motorcycle and rack, and not go to youtube and watch a video of "how to" A)Because I wanted to. B)Because I was on my 3rd Wild Turkey. C)Because You Tube is owned by Google. D)All of the above. E)None of the above.
TxGearhead 06/24/21 06:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Motorcycle on receiver rack.

All good info thanks. I have a good ALUMA trailer. If I do the motorcycle thing I'll use that.
TxGearhead 06/23/21 07:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Colorado Campgrounds

We spent last August at Vallecito Resort on Vallecito Lake north of Durango. It was OK. I would look at Delores northwest of Durango. Also Sportsmans north of Pagosa Springs. Durango, and Pagosa to a lesser extent, are not what they used to be. Too much growth for me.
TxGearhead 06/22/21 08:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bardstown ky

Check out My Old Kentucky Home park. Right in town, next to a golf course I think. We never stayed there. We have stayed at White Acres, which was adequate for us. Nothing fancy and I'm unsure of cable.
TxGearhead 06/21/21 04:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Full hook up?

^This X 2. East of the Mississippi you are not likely to drive down a BLM road and start camping. So, I'll take my COE campground and state parks with hook ups. And about May to October you will need A/C. This "I never use hook ups" snobbery gets old.
TxGearhead 06/21/21 01:24pm Truck Campers
RE: I had an osh-t moment and now looking for replacement

These: 1: Bigfoot 2: Bigfoot 3: Northern Lite 4: Cirrus
TxGearhead 06/21/21 12:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Motorcycle on receiver rack.

Honda is making those goofy trail bikes again. Step through frame and single seat. These new ones are 125cc and have an automatic clutch. Weight 259# Start shopping elect bikes I think.
TxGearhead 06/18/21 04:05pm Truck Campers
Motorcycle on receiver rack.

Kicking around the idea of a small dual sport motorcycle. Probably no bigger than 250cc. Maybe carry it on a rack on the the front of the truck. How do you get it on the rack? I realize the rack would/should include a ramp. Do you power it up the ramp while standing next to it? I see all kinds of accidents with that. Or at 70 years old will I be pushing it up the ramp onto the rack?
TxGearhead 06/17/21 06:31pm Truck Campers
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