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RE: Dogs

We took our 4 yr old Golden Doodle with us on our 5 week trip to the PNW. It was funny walking through campgrounds when dogs barked as we walked by. He'd just look at them as if to say, WTH's your problem? He never barked back. If he makes any noise in the trailer/house it's usually a growl as he feels something isn't right
hornet28 07/15/19 08:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing a horse trailer with TC

If you’re concerned for ultimate safety of the horses, stretch your trailer tongue and hitch directly to the truck, don’t use a hitch extension at all. No one drives around towing on a hitch extension unless they have to... gee why is that?!! I haul horses up and down the west coast, 14 at a time, I’m very familiar with what important cargo they are. A horse trailer on a hitch extension behind a Toyota... I wouldn’t do it. Extensions are always recommended here because they’re a store-bought solution the camper dealers sell. No one wants to do a little welding and custom work. The people who say it’ll hit the camper and won’t work haven’t ever done it. ^^^^^X2 Very sound advice, The one the horse trailer manufacturer made for me years ago was very simple and bolted on so it wasn't a permanent deal and could be removed if hauling without the camper. The extra length made the 4 horse trailer back even easier so I never removed it. I wasn't the only one using such an extension way back in the 80's. An tongue extension is much sturdier and doesn't begin to flex like a hitch extension can
hornet28 07/09/19 05:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Back up lights

I have had back-up lights on every trailer I've owned since the late 60's. You don't point them straight back but angled off to the side. For the last 20+ yrs I've also added extra bu lights to my trucks. The aftermarket lights are much better at illuminating a wide area
hornet28 07/09/19 07:38am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Would you tow with this? NOT MINE

Front end looks like it has 5-bolt hubs. I would have to assume that it also has a corresponding light duty suspension up front as well. While the front end doesn't carry the weight under acceleration and cruising, it does see a significant amount of weight transfer under braking. I would also want matching rims so I only have to drag around one spare. The 383 stroker is probably built to go 1/4 of a mile at a time, not tow heavy for hours on end too... I also would not want to listen to it droning away at 3500RPM for hours on end. Would a 12 valve Cummins 5.9L fit, I wonder? The ad states Mustang II front suspension. Way to light for serious hauling. It could be an HT 383 which is a GM crate motor for trucks with 323 hp and 444 ft lbs of torque. It also shouldn't be singing anywhere near 3500 with those rear tires unless it's geared extremely low
hornet28 07/08/19 09:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Glacier Nat'l Park tips?

If you want to park at the Logan Pass visitor center, you need to be there before 9 AM. Otherwise the lot is full and rangers will direct you to just keep going. Was just there on the 28th somewhere between 11 and 12. Parking was very much at a premium, I and others were circling to get a spot, but the rangers were not directing anyone to keep going
hornet28 07/07/19 08:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Endurance failure

Or install a tire pressure monitoring system and check regularly while driving instead of every 2-4 hours. Low pressure is not just going to conveniently happen at your rest stops and fuel stops. You check pressure every 2-4 hrs?? If their losing pressure that fast I'd be changing tires. Just finished a 7500+ trip 7K+ on the trailer with Endurance and never lost a lb.
hornet28 07/07/19 07:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Vehicle shopping: Large SUV with removable rear seats?

I don't know about the newer Suburbans, the last one I had was a 95 and the third row seat came out while the second row folded flat. That made an area for a mattress
hornet28 07/05/19 12:51pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Teddy Roosevelt N.P.

We were there for three nites last week and as jk said Jim is super guy. Park is quite and clean.We saw buffalo,wild horses and of course the prairie dogs
hornet28 06/14/19 10:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 5th Wheel upper Shock Mount

I wouldn't worry about it and being you have a welder just weld it up. As long as you're doing the one check the others out and reweld them if you think it's necessary
hornet28 05/20/19 09:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Road trip to Black Hill SD from Toledo Ohio

Consider I 80 to I-380 to U.S. 218 to U.S. 18 to I-35 then to I-90. I just pulled through there a couple of weeks ago and it was a nice road. I did that route because of the possibility of flooding along 29 and in the past there has been a lot of construction on 29 along the river in Sioux City
hornet28 05/19/19 01:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: N. WI to Akron, OH. Chicago?

I’m going from Dover oh (30 min south of Akron) to Kalispell this summer. The plan is us 30 to i75 to I 80 to i355 to I 90. Coming back it’s us2 to i75 to us30 If you want to avoid as much Chicago traffic as possible, Consider I 80 to I-380 to U.S. 218 to U.S. 18 to I-35 then to I-90. it only adds about 20 mi from the route you stated. I just pulled through there a couple of weeks ago and it was a nice road
hornet28 05/17/19 06:16pm Roads and Routes
RE: Price per mile

$300 for 90 miles!!:E
hornet28 05/17/19 05:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: U.S. 12 Kooskia to Lolo

Thanks everyone for confirming what I'd hoped for. I got back 3 weeks ago from a trip with my 38' bumper pull car hauler and went Boise to Lowman, Stanley, Challis, Salmon and Missoula. Sounds like U.S. 12 is similar
hornet28 05/17/19 11:56am Roads and Routes
U.S. 12 Kooskia to Lolo

Has anyone here traveled this highway. Would be pulling 30' 5th wheel w/Duramax dually Not afraid of running mountain roads just wondering what the route is like. Looks like it should be a beautiful ride along the river. We'll be traveling from Pendleton to Missoula and would rather not go all the way up to Coeur d'Alene and I-90
hornet28 05/17/19 10:40am Roads and Routes
RE: This is just what we need

I think it's mainly people who live or grew up in the city and are not comfortable in the dark. I see the same thing with people who have their porch light on from dusk to dawn
hornet28 05/17/19 08:09am General RVing Issues
RE: single or dually

Sure seems to be a lot of dually haters here. I bought mine 10/13 and have put just over 100K on it so far. If in a parking lot either park out a ways or back in. Mine is a CC LB and I can parallel park it on city streets. But I'm from the old school where you had to be able to parallel park during you drivers license test in order to pass. It's a reflection on todays Society! Been Fulltiming since 11/11 with a Dually truck accumulating about 135k between the two. No biggie!!!Just because I prefer a srw does not make me a drw hater. I put 230K miles on my dually and about the same on my srw's. Personal preference in no way makes someone a hater. Some of you guys claim hater if someones opinion differs from yours. That says a lot about folks. Nothing wrong with differing opinions but some sure come out strong against duallies hence the hater tag. As for myself I only bought my first dually in 09 and I've had trucks since 65
hornet28 05/14/19 06:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: single or dually

Sure seems to be a lot of dually haters here. I bought mine 10/13 and have put just over 100K on it so far. If in a parking lot either park out a ways or back in. Mine is a CC LB and I can parallel park it on city streets. But I'm from the old school where you had to be able to parallel park during you drivers license test in order to pass.
hornet28 05/13/19 09:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: single or dually

What are your reasons for figuring a SW is better in every way?
hornet28 05/11/19 10:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is 70 the age to stop towing

^^^^Just like George Jones
hornet28 05/11/19 11:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Bed struts

Like anything else nothing lasts forever. I also think the mattress was replaced with a bigger/heavier one
hornet28 05/11/19 07:05am Fifth-Wheels
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