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RE: Sway Question

No way would I tow a 33ft trailer with a soft suspension Expy.:E Especially with someone new to towing a long TT and on a trip so long,and over the Rockies. OP, you need to forget that bogus towing capacity number and focus on PAYLOAD capacity and the loaded tongue weight of either trailer.
bikendan 02/12/21 12:01pm Towing
RE: Dishes for RV

Another for Corelle!
bikendan 02/03/21 01:49pm Beginning RVing
RE: Price increase at our KOA

There's a reason that KOA means "Keep On Adding". We have never stayed at a KOA and never will.
bikendan 02/01/21 02:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: F-150 best add on mirrors for this shape of mirror

i had CIPAs on my Avalanche and i now have them on my F150. love them and they are way cheaper.
bikendan 02/01/21 03:28am Towing
RE: 2016 Eco boost

3.5L with trailer tow package which tow package, regular/HD/or Max Tow package?
bikendan 01/28/21 02:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: RV Dealers

Speaking of coming with wheels... does the camper have a spare tire? Some dealers sell campers, especially TT, without spares. They, of course, have a "spare tire kit" available to buy. lower end trailers often have spare tires as an option. mid-range or higher trailers usually have a spare tire as standard equipment.
bikendan 01/28/21 02:51am Towing
RE: RV Dealers

So I was looking at a new 2021 Springdale and I happen to ask if this trailer would be ready to go if I bought it right now. The salesman said they do not supply sewer hose, WATER hose or Propane Tanks.....is this normal?....kind of turned me off... factory supplies the empty propane tanks. the dealer will usually fill the tanks for free. the other stuff is sometimes included in a lousy starter kit but usually it's not included. you'll get better hoses from the RV section at Walmart.
bikendan 01/27/21 01:54am Towing
RE: FLEXIBLE FRESH WATER HOSE

They make expanding hoses that are safe for drinking water: https://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Hose-Original-Silver-BulbHead/dp/B07JCJFJFY
bikendan 01/19/21 07:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Towing capacity vs max cargo weight rating

No it says combined, that means weight of passengers and and anything else added to vehicle. This^^^ Now we know your actual truck wt, when it left the factory, which is 7,839, and more realistic. Anything added, bed mat, mud flaps tonneau cover, and hitch, will reduce this 2,161 available payload. But still, the good news...follow those axle/tire ratings. Jerry OK so this basically means that Ford is saying you can have a 15,100 lbs trailer behind you (max towing capacity for GN/5w) but after a full tank of diesel (26*8 lbs) and a driver (let's assume someone like me - 150 lbs), this mythical trailer can only weigh 1800 lbs on the gooseneck ball. If you add another 150 lbs person next to you, you can only put 1650 lbs on the hitch. A toolbox in the back with some tools or a few 60lb s square bales of hay and the mythical 15,100 lbs gooseneck trailer can now weigh only 1500 lbs on the gooseneck ball. So, what do people use these 3/4 ton trucks for, then? I guess between my wife and I and our dog and some suitcases, I would be overweight with a 6500 lbs living quarters horse trailer (assuming 25% on the hitch). Such a trailer does not even exist in a living quarters version ;) full fuel tank doesn't affect payload, it's already factored in. so payload is ONLY anything in the truck other than the full fuel tank. this is why towing capacity numbers are the second thing to consider, after payload capacity. nearly all tow vehicles will run out of payload WAY before getting close to the max towing capacity. this is clearly detailed in the Ford owners manual towing section.
bikendan 01/17/21 02:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is 70 to old to travel with a RV

I think that was your thoughts 4 years ago :B:S If you've been a long time member, you're not surprised that Supercharged is the OP.:R
bikendan 01/09/21 12:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone rent out their camper?

There are hundreds of threads here on this topic. Bottom line is at least 90% would never do it. Many would not let family or friends use their RV.
bikendan 01/06/21 11:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Boondocking Etiquette

And now for our ongoing lesson about boondocking vs dry camping. :B Mello Mike did it best Long Long Ago Great callback. I miss Mike. He was the moderator for the Toy Hauler forum when we first created it. He tapped me to take over when he left. Creating that forum was a good move. It sequestered all of us toy hauler owners into one safe place and got us out of the general population. it was probably Mike's definition that educated me about the differences, when i was a newbie here 15 years ago.
bikendan 01/06/21 02:25am Beginning RVing
RE: seattle rv parks

There is a full service campground at I-5 Maryville Pulilip casino what campground is that? the Tulalip casino has no campground. the Casino does have RV parking but no hookups.
bikendan 01/05/21 03:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Roadside assistance

I have AAA Plus RV - towed my 5th wheel this summer after the shackles broke. Had to tie up the rear axel to tow. It took him a while to get to me, but we were far from any services, actually very lucky to have cell coverage 1 mile either way and would not have had service. The guy was great, even called a shop to see if they could take us. In the end, towed us to Les Schwab who did the service for under $200. The tow was no charge. They would have towed us from Wallace ID to Spokane WA is that is where we needed to go, fortunately we only needed to go to Kellogg. Would not have wanted to go further set up that way. are you aware that AAA lowered their RV Plus benefits, back in November?
bikendan 12/31/20 03:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Boondocking Etiquette

Scooper31, Welcome to RV net! Boondocking is not quite the same as "dry" camping. Often boondocking is finding a site that is free and without any services. "dry" camping can be done in a paid site. My favorite trip planer is here: https://freecampsites.net/ agree, the OP needs to understand the differences between boondocking and dry camping. Federal Park would mean developed dry camping sites, which is not boondocking.
bikendan 12/31/20 03:38am Beginning RVing
RE: V6 Silverados

Can the new Chevy Silverados with the 4.3L V6 really how over 9000 pounds? Anyone with practical experience in one case to arrest to that? Towing Capacity is a fictional number since it will almost always run out of payload capacity WAY before getting close to that 9000lbs number. If that is an actual correct number.
bikendan 12/29/20 02:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: ROOF RACK WHISTLES

I have a square tube set of THULE roof bars purchased in 2001. I recently mounted them on our 2018 Ford Explorer using different mounts. For whateverreason the cross bars whistle above 40 MPH. They did not make noise on previous vehicles. I notice newer cross bars are oval shaped. Any thoughts on how to deflect the wind and eliminate this minor annoyance? I just turn up the radio. My wife is not a fan of that. LOL Go figure. Anyone else had and eliminated this problem? I thought about pool noodles over bars but my wife frowns on that. Thule AirScreen https://www.thule.com/en-us/roof-rack/roof-racks-and-accessories/thule-airscreen-xt-s-_-870200
bikendan 12/27/20 12:27pm Tech Issues
RE: New Truck Buyer Needs Help

Go to a dealership and buy a used truck. They should be able to tell you everything about it, and you might get a little warranty to boot. HA! Every dealership i've ever been to, had no one that knew what was important for a good towing truck. All they know is towing capacity. They know nothing about payload capacity, rear end ratio, tow packages and so on. I must have looked at over 100 trucks when i was last shopping and every salesperson was clueless.
bikendan 12/23/20 03:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: $590,000 camper van

I would rather have a nice used Prevost or Newell motorcoach for that kind of coin. I am with you colliehauler...you could buy 2 or 3 well-maintained used Liberty or Marathon coaches for that $$ if you had trouble deciding on which you liked best ;) But they can't go where this truck camper can go. Those RVs are pavement princesses.
bikendan 12/20/20 12:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Receiver Bike Racks

. Very high priced, paying for a name. Because it's a great brand. Like most things in the cycling world, you get what you pay for. True That!
bikendan 12/20/20 12:53pm General RVing Issues
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