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RE: Half ton towing

I have been towing my 5800, dry weight, trailer for 5 years with a Suburban (7200 rated). Never worried about the details.
falconbrother 12/02/21 09:21am Travel Trailers
RE: What's a reasonable towed vehicle?

I towed a Honda CRV. I would totally do that again.
falconbrother 11/17/21 08:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Travel Planner

I just tried it and it works.
falconbrother 11/09/21 09:41am Good Sam Club
RE: Snowbirds exiting

It just occurred to me that snow birds aren't the issue with fully booked parks. We generally stay at State or COE parks and I believe that these parks have a stay limit of 14 days. I don't think snow birds want to relocate every 14 days. So what's with the full capacity at these parks in late March. School should still be in. Guess it's all those darn retired baby boomers (like us) on the road. Won't give up the search, there's gotta be something out there. Covid campers. This year, more than any other I can remember in a decade, is almost impossible to get into a SP on a whim. They are booked out for months. I know some folks on here say they continue to wing it with no issues, but that hasn't been my experience at all. Part of the fun of owning an RV is spontaneity. Not any more. Agreed. Back in 1987 when we started RVing you could just about wing it all the time. Those days are long gone. That definitely takes some of the fun out of RVing. Stealth camping is the way to go now if you want to be spontaneous.
falconbrother 11/08/21 07:10am General RVing Issues
RE: 2002 silverado 1500

I'm pulling a 5800 dry weight TT with a 2000, 5.3 Suburban. The chassis does fine for my weight. The 5.3 is just OK. Nothing to brag about. For pulling hills remember to pull the transmission down a gear and get the RPMs up.
falconbrother 11/02/21 07:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: What now??

I gotta tell you that so far I hate the single life. My wife and I had a good relationship. Adjusting to her being gone, this "new normal" is difficult. We were best friends for the best part of four decades. I know that I must let that go and move forward. But, it's hard to let go of that part of my reality, the plans we had to grow old together.
falconbrother 11/02/21 06:52am RV Lifestyle
RE: A tale of two trailers, or prices are thru the roof.

I bought my TT in 2017. The same model in 2021 is twice the price...twice.. Crazy prices..
falconbrother 11/02/21 06:34am Travel Trailers
RE: What now??

I am a member of the club, wife died two years ago. All we can do is, decide not to die on the same day our wife did. Solider on, one foot in front of the other. it will get better. We must live on, it is what they would want Working was a great thing for me, kept me occupied. Otherwise would probably gone home and drank myself to death. Not gonna lie, the road ahead is pretty tough for months, but have faith, the grief will lessen, you will become you again, you will live again and if you desire you will find another to love. Keep the faith I guess it's been about six weeks since she died. This "new normal" sucks. But, I'm coming to grips with the fact that what I want isn't going to happen. I have to move forward with a totally new future that I had not planned for or anticipated. So far the single life isn't fun at all. I'm not ready to date but, I still want to have a life, go do things, concerts, movies -n- such.
falconbrother 11/01/21 07:32am RV Lifestyle
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

Ownership cost. If I was really spending a lot of time on the road I'd want diesel though.
falconbrother 10/29/21 07:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What now??

My wife of 37 years and RV partner passed away. She and I loved to load up the dogs and go camping. We started in a van camper in 1987. In 2017 we went together to CW and bought a new travel trailer together. That was the first new rig we ever bought. The plan was to finish her puppy's championship in the AKC and then enjoy the camping. Now none of that will ever happen. Now I look at that RV and I don't feel any interest in RVing at all. It was fun because it was us. I would give you some advice that a dear friend gave me when my wife of 18 years died. He said, Greg do something for yourself and do something to change your environment. I got rid of the hospital bed so I did not have to dwell on her being back there suffering and I could do nothing about it. Then I took a trip back to the Yakima, WA area whre I grew up. When I got back to Nashville, TN a friend told me, Greg you look 10 years younger than you did the last time I saw you. Good luck and God Bless! I was with her at Hospice when she died. The nurse said I could go back home. The last thing I was going to do was go home and stare at that hospital bed. There was too much suffering that occurred in that environment. I have returned to work. I pretty much burned through all of my sick leave taking care of her. I still don't know exactly how much vacation time I have left. Nevertheless, I have cleaned out the house of all sickness related items. I haven't decided if I want to continue to work or not. People say I shouldn't make any big decisions right now. Since I don't know my tail from a hole in the ground that seems like a good idea.
falconbrother 10/22/21 12:11pm RV Lifestyle
What now??

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 30287356
falconbrother 10/11/21 01:18pm Around the Campfire
What now??

My wife of 37 years and RV partner passed away. She and I loved to load up the dogs and go camping. We started in a van camper in 1987. In 2017 we went together to CW and bought a new travel trailer together. That was the first new rig we ever bought. The plan was to finish her puppy's championship in the AKC and then enjoy the camping. Now none of that will ever happen. Now I look at that RV and I don't feel any interest in RVing at all. It was fun because it was us.
falconbrother 10/11/21 01:18pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Obesity in America

Read: Why We Get Sick, by Dr Benjamin Bikman, PhD. He really does a great job of explaining obesity and acute/chronic disease. And, obesity..
falconbrother 08/30/21 11:37am Around the Campfire
RE: Dexter Axles

I use them as advertised and they work great. I'm not pulling those hubs to outsmart the engineers, unless the rubber plug fails and there's evidence of contamination.
falconbrother 08/23/21 07:27am Tech Issues
RE: black tank wont drain

Go to Walmart and buy the reverse flush thing. It works good. If that doesn't work...oh dear...
falconbrother 08/23/21 07:20am Tech Issues
RE: Basic Maintenance

Having endured a blowout on my previous RV, a motorhome I'm gun shy about letting tires go too long. To each his own but, after 5 or 6 years I'm buying a new set of tires. I have the EZ lube axles so I just do that. They are far better than the old days when you had to pull everything apart to "pack" your bearings. Adjusting the brakes is super easy and I do that once a year. It never needs much adjusting. The roof is what I pay the most attention to. Our first travel trailer was in 1991. Personally, I've never had a bearing or axle issue and never known anyone too. However, I'm certain that the bearings can fail if neglected or, have a manufacturer defect, or get water in them and rust up.
falconbrother 07/15/21 08:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Cracked tires

We had a blow out in our motorhome years ago. Like, a grenade went off explosion. Nevertheless, sitting on the side of the highway, with a blown tire and RV damage, makes whatever the new tires cost seem really cheap. It doesn't hurt my feelings at all to buy a tire when I even think I ought to. The thing is, I knew the tires on that motorhome were probably in need of replacement. Lesson learned but good.
falconbrother 07/14/21 02:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Can morbidly obese person use a travel trailer?

Those beds may not support that kind of weight..
falconbrother 07/14/21 02:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Still very tempting to buy my totaled TT back

We started out camping in a converted 1977 van. The we got a slide in/cabover camper. Then we got too big for our britches and decided we needed a travel trailer. I found a one year old, salvaged, 1991 Prowler. We went to look at it. It had become detached from the tow vehicle and rolled into a deep ditch. One side was scraped up, a window was broken but, the glass had been replaced, etc.. I bought it and we camped our butts off in that thing for years. We saved a ton of money, which was good because we were young and money was tight.
falconbrother 07/14/21 01:51pm Travel Trailers
My prediction for the future..

RV sales have been red hot for a few years. During Covid19 they couldn't keep them in stock, at least around here. That means there's a lot of quasi-impulse buys out there. In the near future there will be used RV's for sale everywhere and for relatively cheap.
falconbrother 06/25/21 08:49am General RVing Issues
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