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RE: S.E. Pennsylvania to North Myrtle Beach

Thank You, that is exactly what I was figuring.... Now I just need to figure out my fuel stops... Will look for places large enough to get a 41'/13'5" tall fiver into for diesel... I know Royal Farms along 113 and 13 have started to build their newer stations with truck islands so I would keep a eye out for them, below the CBBT I could not tell you what to watch for. THX.. I saw last night that Royal Farms has a few South on 113/13 with a newer one with truck lanes a few miles before the CBBT... Thats good, now for the lower portion !
ford truck guy 07/27/21 07:45am Roads and Routes
RE: S.E. Pennsylvania to North Myrtle Beach

13 south to The Ches Bay Bridge Tunnel, Rt 13 to I 64 east to Chesapeake Va and then US 17 south. Scenic Non Interstate highway all the way down to Myrtle beach. Google directions Chincoteague Va to Myrtle Beach. directions either Rt 13 or Rt 17 from Chesapeake to Wilmington can be a nice drive, personally I prefer 17. So long as you are not going through Va Bch on a weekday rush hour time, it wont be that bad. Certainly better than getting around Philthy and Wilmington De. Is it large fifth wheel friendly route? I've driven all of it, but not in one trip with my A. Rt 13 from the Md line to the CBBT is a standard 4 lane divided highway, the CBBT is I believe 11' wide lanes with a 13'6" overhead clearance. Rt 13 to I-64 is again standard 4 or 6 lane divided highway, can be busy but just stay in the center/right lanes and you will be fine and basically a straight shot, no turns until you enter I 64, which will be via a right cloverleaf. Rt 17 in Chesapeake is 2 lane for about 16 miles in the Great dismal swamp, (May be all 4 lane now, been 20 years since I drove that part) once you hit NC all 4 lane divided and a nice easy drive. to Wilmington area. Thank You, that is exactly what I was figuring.... Now I just need to figure out my fuel stops... Will look for places large enough to get a 41'/13'5" tall fiver into for diesel...
ford truck guy 07/26/21 06:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: S.E. Pennsylvania to North Myrtle Beach

If you really just want to stay off 95. Take 81 south to 64 east. Avoids beach traffic and Balto.,DC, VA chaos. Puts you back on 95 in Richmond thought about that but can't see going 2-1/4 hours west ( that's what it takes for me to get to 81 ) to go south and then East again....... We are located north of Philly about 15 minutes off 95 so staying on the East side is just easier
ford truck guy 07/26/21 02:46pm Roads and Routes
RE: S.E. Pennsylvania to North Myrtle Beach

13 south to The Ches Bay Bridge Tunnel, Rt 13 to I 64 east to Chesapeake Va and then US 17 south. Scenic Non Interstate highway all the way down to Myrtle beach. Google directions Chincoteague Va to Myrtle Beach. directions either Rt 13 or Rt 17 from Chesapeake to Wilmington can be a nice drive, personally I prefer 17. So long as you are not going through Va Bch on a weekday rush hour time, it wont be that bad. Certainly better than getting around Philthy and Wilmington De. Is it large fifth wheel friendly route?
ford truck guy 07/26/21 02:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: S.E. Pennsylvania to North Myrtle Beach

Lots of traffic around the Va Beach area on the weekend. Same thing with going down 13/113. You will be dealing with beach traffic all the way through Delaware and Maryland. YUP.... told her that.. BUT, we all know how wives listen when they have something in their heads ..:B We travel RT 1 from Wilmington to Dewey Beach 4 times a year and she hates the ride, along with our old days of OC MD when we would do 1/ 13/113 .... She is bent om staying off of 95...
ford truck guy 07/26/21 12:06pm Roads and Routes
S.E. Pennsylvania to North Myrtle Beach

Looking for input on a possible route change for me. We have been going to Myrtle Beach for years and have always used 95 to Lumberton. 74 East and so on..... Wife told me she wanted a change in 2 weeks.. possibly taking Rt1 in DE to 113/13 into VA Beach.. from there, either staying closer to the coast by using 11/111/41/40/140/17... - OR - taking 58 back out to 95 in Emporia VA and 95 s from there.... Anybody have any GOOD insight on these, or any suggestions .... We will be leaving on a Saturday Morning, probably around 6:00 AM or so..
ford truck guy 07/26/21 11:15am Roads and Routes
RE: B&W Companion Hitch Shock replacement

Jerry, really?? You want Ron to report you to the B&W club?? Did you know there is 1 single grease zerk as well? There =should= be 3. Should be a 90 zerk to grease the head pivots so you can grease without having to take the head off to do so. Been wanting to drill and tap these for years, but have never gotten roundtuit. :-) Lyle I only have 1... The bushings are accessible once the head is removed... HITCH MAINTENANCE Grease the saddle through the grease zerk approximately every six months with multipurpose grease. This allows the coupler to pivot freely. As needed, grease the polyurethane bushings with high-grade lithium grease. Spread a thin layer of multi-purpose grease around the inside surface of the jaws where they grasp the kingpin. On page #24 is the maintenance - B & W maintenance - Companion Ford Puck
ford truck guy 07/20/21 12:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: B&W Companion Hitch Shock replacement

Ouch...that wet noodle really stings! :o May have to turn in my cap/t-shirt? Jerry I would have had to received a cap/shirt in order to return them :h :B
ford truck guy 07/20/21 09:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: B&W Companion Hitch Shock replacement

Jerry, really?? You want Ron to report you to the B&W club?? Did you know there is 1 single grease zerk as well?
ford truck guy 07/20/21 09:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lippert Thin Shade Door Window Installed

Great report, Thank You ! My daughter will be more than interested in this as her TT has tinted windows, and clear door window !
ford truck guy 07/19/21 07:52am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

Huh..... I have use that company ( different locations) many times with good results... I hope you get that issue resolved without too much more aggravation. It sounds like they need some additional managerial training there !
ford truck guy 07/17/21 11:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many strokes??

Some have reported having grease on the brakes without ever having used the zerks. Apparently the assembler didn’t follow instructions either. Back in 2016 I had my brand new fifth wheel at a local shop to have the drums replaced with disc brakes.... The trailer was a few months old at best, 3 of the 4 drums had grease on them from assembly.
ford truck guy 07/16/21 08:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: time to renew

All I can say is my experience. 3 years ago we had a neighbors tree fall and total our 4 year old Redwood Fifth wheel. We had Progressive and boy were they awesome to deal with.... Within 3 weeks, we had a check in hand with ZERO arguments... Well worth it. Considering how clear the damage, and fault, was, it was a slam-dunk claim. Paying quickly was in their best interests... It was a legitimate claim Not 100% true.. The adjuster at one point told me he was having issues getting it to the totaled point.... They have to get a number of what it would cost to replace it, get a buyer for it, and add the repair costs... the repair cost has to get to a certain percentage in order for it to be totaled. With a higher cost RV, getting to that percentage was not easy, but his take was that he could not inspect the frame due to the condition, but "ASSUMED" it was bent.. that put our numbers over the top.
ford truck guy 07/12/21 11:55am Good Sam Insurance
RE: time to renew

All I can say is my experiance. 3 years ago we had a neighbors tree fall and total our 4 year old Redwood Fifth wheel. We had Progressive and boy were they awesome to deal with.... Within 3 weeks, we had a check in hand with ZERO arguments... Well worth it.
ford truck guy 07/12/21 09:11am Good Sam Insurance
RE: 12 volt AGM battery

I have used Lifeline Group 31 AGM's on my last 2 fifth wheels with great success.. I have also heard that the Deka version is just as good.. and a bit less $$$$
ford truck guy 07/12/21 08:59am Tech Issues
RE: Running generator all night - Cpap

I stop breathing approx 150 time an hour when sleeping without a CPAP. Sleeping without it is NOT an option.. I will ALWAYS camp with electric when available, but do have a 12v cord and power pack for those nights without power
ford truck guy 07/10/21 08:40pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Should I Throw In the Towel?

I had a KZ and they were awesome to work with ! I would let the dealer look at it, but tell them you want to be notified BEFORE anything is repaired. Call the factory and ask for either Paulette Fanning, or Bob Carter they were the 2 in charge of warranty... BOTH were AWESOME to deal with.. If they are unable to assist, they will find someone who can Paulette Fanning Team 1 – {5TH Wheels only} KZ Parts Rep. Product Lines: Durango 1500, Durango 2500, Durango Sport, Durango Gold, Sidewinder, & Venom – Phone: 877-768-2015 - Option #2 Fax: 260-768-7629 Email: [email protected] Robert Carter- [email protected]
ford truck guy 07/09/21 06:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Oregon rules for pumping gasoline & covid-19

I will have to report that I did see Tony Soprano pump his own gas in NJ. the writers got fussed at about that however. bumpy :) :B:B
ford truck guy 07/08/21 12:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Oregon rules for pumping gasoline & covid-19

New Jersey was the only place that I recall was backwards enough to not allow one to pump their own gasoline. bumpy HA HA.. backwards is a good way to put it ! :B
ford truck guy 07/08/21 06:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Oregon rules for pumping gasoline & covid-19

New Jersey was the only place that I recall was backwards enough to not allow one to pump their own gasoline. bumpy we laughed at that every time we went to NJ to buy beer growing up.. NJ was 18, PA was 21.. we would go get beer and they would fill our tank !
ford truck guy 07/08/21 06:27am General RVing Issues
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