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RE: Lounge Chair / Recliner for a relaxing nap

The main thing to look for is the locking mechanism. Some are notched and some are friction. Our current ones of which are SummerWinds on the label are pretty reliable. They have a slight notch in the locking mechanism. Had them for 3 years and they're still working good. Couldn't tell you where we got them. Guessing Walmart or maybe our local all in one store Bi Mart.
goducks10 08/29/21 10:10am General RVing Issues
RE: On top

I've been up on my Northwood MFG and ORV roofs so many times I couldn't tell you. Not sure why the concern. Falling off has nothing to do with the roofs integrity.
goducks10 08/29/21 10:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Skool me on cell phone boosters and install tips, please

Why does there need to be a certain amount of separation between the outside/inside antenna's? If objects block the outside signal pickup then wouldn't the roof of the RV block the inside antenna from the outside antenna?
goducks10 08/28/21 12:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Skool me on cell phone boosters and install tips, please

Waste of money - we have stayed at over 400 parks with Verizon and I can count on one hand the parks where we have not had service Maybe because you're east of the Rockies. Try coming out west. I've had Verizon for 10+ years and always run into signal problems when anywhere outside a big city. Look at a Verizon cell coverage map and you see that the east half of the country is totally covered vs the west half.
goducks10 08/27/21 09:21am Technology Corner
RE: Towing with a 2022 Ford F250 7.3L

Ride "quality", especially empty, is worse on a F350. Ride should be the same between F350 and high capacity F250 Where did the OP say he was getting the high capacity F250?
goducks10 08/27/21 09:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016-2021 with Island Kitchen floor plans

This one you can access the fridge. https://www.couchsrvnation.com/forest-river/fifth-wheel/cedar-creek/311rl156
goducks10 08/18/21 06:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2022 Toyota Tundra Reveal

Would going to the V6 have anything to do with CAFE targets? 1/2 ton trucks are included CAFE targets.
goducks10 08/18/21 08:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Jackson,WY

The one time I tried staying in Jackson, the traffic was impossible. With that being said, we ended up at Gros Vente (sp)....and as I understand it now, if your lucky, you can reserve a water/elect site. Just a thought. Have Fun where ever you end up! Stayed there also in 2019 before all the reservation only stuff hit. It was a spur of the moment trip detour. Pulled in around 3:00 PM and got a great site. It was mostly full by dinner time. Not to far from most of the Teton stuff. We even drove up into Yellowstone and by pure luck got there about 30 mins before the big blow. Jacksons a frickin zoo and not worth much more than a dinner or lunch. On our 2nd nite in Gros Ventre we had moose come right through our site about 1:00 AM or so. I heard a nose and got up and from other light around I could see the moose walking right beside our TT. Absolutely amazing. We were there the the week after Labor Day. A week or so later it snowed.
goducks10 08/14/21 10:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Jeep Gladiator Overland Tow vehicle

I'd look at R-Pod style TT's and keep stickered UVW's around 3500 lbs. You want a narrower style TT for less wind drag. The rounded front section on R-Pod style TT's will help as well. I would even look at this https://forestriverinc.com/rvs/travel-trailers/flagstaff-e-pro/E19FD/3557
goducks10 08/14/21 10:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying a new 25ft, 4 season TT - Are these high quality?

Northwood has putrid colors. Countertops look like diaper poo. Very bland. No reason to not have nicer colors as all those products can be ordered in other colors and tones. At least NW got rid of the grandma style window side curtains. They're a PITA when sliding the blinds up and down. Looks like NW went to roller shades which is good. NW's color schemes was one of the reasons we went with ORV. Different strokes for different folks I guess.
goducks10 08/12/21 08:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Best Quality Travel Trailers

How does Grand Design compare to Thor on quality and owner satisfaction? You gotta remember THOR owns a lot of RV companies. The more owned the more chances for problems. Go over to the GD Owners Forum and read it for a month. You might be surprised. https://www.thorindustries.com/thor-companies
goducks10 08/09/21 12:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: rear cargo rack

https://store.lci1.com/685in-flip-down-storage-rack-with-spare-tire-carrier-and-mounting-brackets-361198.html
goducks10 08/07/21 08:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Need advise from the Ram Owners

Get an F350 with the Godzilla 7.3 gas. It's heads above the 6.4 Hemi. I had a 2018 6.4 Hemi with 4.10 gears towing 9600 lbs all over the west up into the Tetons and out in the high deserts. The 6 sp tranny sucked the power out of the Hemi. I doubt the 8sp would be all that much better. The 7.3 gas Ford will pull much easier with the 10 sp. No disagreement from anyone without an unhealthy brand loyalty, that the new Ford gassers are the benchmark for power. However your statement regarding the 8HP not being much better than the old clunky, poorly geared 65rfe just shows total supposition on your part and zero experience driving a 8HP equipped vehicle. You couldn't pay me to tow 11,000 lbs in the PNW with a gas truck. BTDT with only 9600 lbs. Out on flatter ground sure it would be okay. Thats why I went back to a Cummins after my Hemi. I could've got another Hemi with the 8 sp but IMO it wasn't enough to make up for the lack of power in higher elevations. That and the 8.5-9 mpgs and 200 mile range just didn't cut it. The 7.3 gas makes enough HP/TQ to make up the the elevation issue. YMMV
goducks10 08/06/21 03:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need advise from the Ram Owners

Get an F350 with the Godzilla 7.3 gas. It's heads above the 6.4 Hemi. I had a 2018 6.4 Hemi with 4.10 gears towing 9600 lbs all over the west up into the Tetons and out in the high deserts. The 6 sp tranny sucked the power out of the Hemi. I doubt the 8sp would be all that much better. The 7.3 gas Ford will pull much easier with the 10 sp.
goducks10 08/06/21 10:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wheel Stop vs Wheel Chocks

The problem I have with the yellow wedge's is that unless you're really solid ground they can loosen up over time. We camp on all sorts of surfaces and when in gravel they're hard to make solid. Thats where the X chocks come in. They don't care what surface I'm camping on.
goducks10 08/01/21 11:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Campground Rates

We tend to do mostly dry camping at Rec.gov places. I get the 50% off rate. Most spots are around $18+/-. So for 5 nights I spend $45 plus $8 for the online res fee. At Ore St parks it's around $30-33 or so a night. So 3 nights for $100 or so. RV parks we stay at run in the $45-65 a night. I've spent in the $70's before but only a couple times for a specific trip. As long as I have an RV I'll not be doing any hotels. I did BnB's and hotels for 12 years when riding motorcycles. I hate the atmosphere in hotels and while BNB's were nice they're too demanding time wise. There's just no way I'd want to try and spend 50-60 nights a summer in hotels.
goducks10 07/31/21 06:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campground Rates

…….. 6 years of RECORD RV sales & NO NEW campgrounds; supply & demand; prices are only gonna go 1 way…. Unfortunately…. Spot on. FWIW every RV park In our area of camping has seasonal adjusted rates and some have a weekend and holiday minimums for years.
goducks10 07/31/21 08:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Little red Honda pellet grill

Yes but it's overkill and noisy. Not noisy like a contractor gen but noisy in that who wants to listen to a gen run for several hours or longer? I would invest in a 150W inverter with alligator clips and use the RV batteries to power grill. I've done that many times with my Traeger Junior. I already have an inverter so I just plugged the Traeger into the trailers outside 120V plugin.
goducks10 07/31/21 08:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Tire Tread on a TT

If I owned a single axle off grid type TT I'd run BFG KO2's on it if I could find some that fit. That would make running 70-75 mph a breeze. I'd have the same on my tow vehicle as well.
goducks10 07/30/21 02:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camco Tri-Leveler or Camco Curved Leveler?

I use these when needed. https://www.beech-lane.com/camper-levelers So far they've been great. I don't use then all the time though. Sometimes I just use one Linx block under one tire. That gives me 3/4" lift to that side. I use X chocks with the Linx. I also have the Level Mate Pro. Once I'm backed in I can see what side needs to go up and exactly how much and which device I need for leveling. It also give me a recall height for hitching back up and I can set front to back for level. I sit in the truck and while backing up can see the App readout to determine when it level. 20-30 secs is all thats needed. The nice thing about the curved levelers is you get several inches of adjustment all in one vs packing a bunch of different height wood. Or you can go old school if in the dirt and just dig down in the dirt for the high side.
goducks10 07/30/21 02:49pm General RVing Issues
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