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RE: DirecTV or Dish

Satellite TV is not a waste for me. Too many times I have no cellular service making streaming completely useless. I would also have to subscribe to multiple streaming services to watch what I like to watch (NOT FREE). Satellite TV allows me to have my DVR waiting to record 24/7 and I can watch what I want without the commercials when I please. Nearly all of the free streaming services also have commercials and there is no fast forward or commercial skip options with those. Spot on.
goducks10 01/23/20 12:40pm Technology Corner
RE: Alliance 5th Wheels

Three ACs and no seat in the shower. :h 3 AC's because there's no ducting.
goducks10 01/23/20 12:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can we pull a TT with our ‘20 Suburban

You Burb should have a sticker on the drivers door jamb that shows how much cargo capacity you have. Take that weight and subtract all the weight you'll put in the Burb and thats what you have for the trailers tongue weight. Towing capacity is not as important. You won't burn up the tranny on a newer vehicle. This isn't the 70's. Once you find what you have left for tongue weight then start looking at trailers where the tongue weight will be 15% of the trailers GVWR. i.e 5000 lbs = 750 lbs. There's variables in all this but thats the easiest way for a newbie to figure things out.
goducks10 01/20/20 01:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Medicare ads!!!!!

They were more prominent at the end of 2019 since thats when you can make changes to your plan. I don't see hardly any now. But with 8000-10,000 old people retiring each day there's still a reason to have them.
goducks10 01/20/20 09:43am Technology Corner
RE: Sewer Pipe Question

Are you filling the tank before you poop?
goducks10 01/19/20 01:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: The TFL guys bought a 7.3L

It' probably time for a group hug.
goducks10 01/17/20 08:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Water Pumps

Is it the WP or the plumbing whacking against each other? You can quiet down the rattle by isolating the pipes from other items they touch.
goducks10 01/15/20 06:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Full Hook-ups or no?

We flip-flop between all types. We prefer dry FS types where there's room between sites and where most are outdoor nature oriented. We do stay at W/E at Oregon St parks. We do the RV thing on occasion but usually only when necessary like needing to dump and wash clothes. Or if it's really hot and we need AC. Or if we're on the road and need a stop over for the night. I do feel that those that are power pole FHU lovers are really missing out on whats out there. I suppose that to some hiking, swimming, bike riding is just not their thing and thats fine. If all I had to do was sit around and stare at my neighbors I wouldn't own an RV.
goducks10 01/14/20 03:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bushfires and Caravans

Robert how close are you to the fires?
goducks10 01/14/20 03:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Carlisle Radial Trail HD tires?

Had them on my previous 5th wheel. 225/75/15E. Did just fine for 2.5 years or so. Maybe 10,000 miles. Would buy them again but with the new GY Endurance out and having them on my current TT and being happy with them, then I'll be staying with the GY's.
goducks10 01/14/20 03:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Attention Grand Design Owners...

The HA/PP are semi permanently fixed to the tongue so it's part of the TW. Same as adding a couple more batteries. I disagree. When any style of hitch is hooked up, they are semi permanently attached to the TT.... But none of that weight should be used to calculate TW.... TW percentage is a figure used to determine the INHERENT stability of the TT alone....If you cheat on this figure, you only cheat yourself. The main body of the HA is left bolted to the tongue when done towing. Same as the propane tanks, batteries or the chain pull ups. Unlike a standard WDH where the main body is slipped into the receiver the HA is attached to the tongue.
goducks10 01/14/20 12:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Attention Grand Design Owners...

The HA/PP are semi permanently fixed to the tongue so it's part of the TW. Same as adding a couple more batteries.
goducks10 01/13/20 02:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need Audio advice for my build

I rarely use my OEM RV DVD/stereo deck. I installed a Sony BT sound bar with a wireless sub. I also use a Sony Bray player. My phone is a Droid. I also have an inverter. My TV is OEM 12V so no need to use 120V for it. We boondock more than we camp at elec hookup sites. I'm using 4-6V GC batteries along with 400W os solar. With good sun and moderate TV and soundbar usage I don't see much of a drain' Our setup is great for the most part. We don't make a habit of doing a lot of TV along with the soundbar when boondocking so battery drains not really an issue. If I need to I can still tap into my OEM stereo for some cheap speaker sound.
goducks10 01/12/20 04:19pm Technology Corner
RE: Attention Grand Design Owners...

Thank you all. I just bought a 2019 F 150 XLT 3.5 ecoboost, super crew with max tow and HDPP. GVWR is 7850 with available cargo of 2507. GCWR of 16,100. Just me and the wife with the occasional grandkids coming along. Basing everthing off max weight (GD 8500# GVWR and F150 7850 GVWR) I should be find pulling with weight to spare. GCWR is ~16,300# Planning on 13% TW which including wd is 1205#. That leaves 1300# for me, wife and cargo. Am I missing anything? I guess I need to update my signature. :S Exc choice on truck. Should work great.
goducks10 01/12/20 07:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Attention Grand Design Owners...

The issue with the 2670MK is a lot of the heavy stuff is in the rear. Couple that with axles that're to far forward and you get the horizontal teeter totter effect. Reading on the GD forum when the 2670MK came out guys were having trouble with 1/2 tons for 2 reasons. The TW tends to get heavy, pushing the limits of some 1/2 ton receivers and they're prone to sway. Some were getting Hensley Arrows and others were getting 3/4 tons.
goducks10 01/11/20 03:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Low cargo carrying capacity rant

honestly. Unless you are full timing. I can't imagine loading more than 1000lbs in to a camper. Unless you are married to Lucy and she has been collecting rocks again. In truth. My camper gets lighter every year. Don't use it, don't take it. We don't full time and have around 1500+ in our 31' TT. We have 4 6V GC batteries, 4 100W solar panels, bikes and most every nook and cranny has something in it. We had about the same in our 5th wheel. Nothing we take doesn't get used at some point in the year.
goducks10 01/11/20 03:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

Saw this post on another RV forum. Pretty good example of why things are the way they are. Most everyone else agreed that, thats the way they camp as well sorta. With the way the MFG's are designing the interiors it's easy to see why people are more comfortable sitting inside. Anyone else who doesn't "camp"? We (wife, me, and two cats) have a 26BH we've used to travel from Michigan to Pennsylvania, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and many points in between. We tend to go to medium to larger cities and stay on the outskirts as we visit museums, historical sites, and civil war battlefields. And, the occasional concert. We have a charcoal grill for some of our cooking, but we've never built a campfire, and we seldom sit outside our trailer. We severely modified our 26BH so it has a large living room on the one end, with comfortable seating. When we're outside, it's to go for a walk around the campground, or to go for a walk in downtown Nashville, Mobile, Chattanooga, etc.. We pretty much never make friends with our campground neighbors, even though we've started spending the entire month of February in the suburbs of Mobile. We like full hookups, although we increased our battery capacity to allow for limited boon docking. We love Walmarts for a stopover as we travel to a destination. We're happy with any campground that has full hookups, a laundry, few amenities, and is QUIET. We're "second tier" travelers. As much as we might enjoy the Florida Keys, we made the decision early on to stick with states that aren't so touristy. Or pricey. Our trailer is our portable, comfy cabin that happens to show up in new places that interest us. Anyone else use the trailer like we do?
goducks10 01/11/20 03:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Low cargo carrying capacity rant

Should've looked at the yellow sticker on the door. I bet it's lower than 2200 lbs.
goducks10 01/11/20 12:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Silverado 2500

How many inches back? I played around with my Andersen and B&W and 2-4" made no difference in handling. It also will depend on heavy your pin is. Mine was only 1800 lbs. Not to be a wise butt head, but 1800 pounds really won't make much of a diff as you stated. When you're pushing 3500-4000+, that's where you're king pin location makes a diff. Especially for steering. Just look at folks towing TT where truck's headlights could guide in 747's, sparks from safety chains would make Smokey the bear cry and only front brakes on tandem axle trailer work right (or too much). Oh, not to mention the rear of TT high enough that a 'Vette can easily fit under it. Agree thats why I said what I said in my post. I never saw what the OP's pin weight was.
goducks10 01/09/20 09:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: It could have went bad!

Bought an Andersen 5th hitch a few years back. Hitched up for a trip and took off down the interstate. Got to our camp spot, backed in and when I went to pull the release cable it was already released. I drove 70 miles down the interstate at 65+ mph without the Andersen coupler secured to the ball. It was mostly flat except for a few bouncy overpass bridges.
goducks10 01/09/20 09:41am General RVing Issues
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