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RE: Omaha to Mt Rushmore route through Nebraska?

I recommend US 2 across western Nebraska. Good scenery (Nebraska sand hills) and little traffic. There are several towns along the way with city-operated rv campgrounds that are nice as well as inexpensive. US 2 connects to I-80 at Grand Island, Neb. Then north on US 385, also a fast road. That takes you close to Mt Rushmore. Neb 2. U.S.2 is in the north, it goes from Maine to Washington
hornet28 11/18/20 12:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: New 5th wheel hitch.

As an aside, one thing I will miss on the Husky is the Blue Ox Bed Saver that I put on it. I know this is a controversial thing but in my 12 years of pulling a 5th wheel it has twice saved me from dropping my trailer on the bed rails. Both times were through my negligence. And by the way, I do know the correct way to prevent this from happening. I was careless! If you have some fabricating skills and tools modify the Blue Ox to fit a new hitch. I just bought one that I thought was going to fit my hitch and the bolt holes are not positioned right so I need to drill new holes in the correct location for my hitch. Before I found it I was going to fab one from scratch.
hornet28 11/07/20 07:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Front hitch

Hornet28 nice setup. Frank. Thanks
hornet28 10/23/20 08:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Front hitch

Front hitch/grille guard I built for my truck. It goes into the frame and uses the mounting holes for the OE tow hooks. It's been tested with a dead load big enough to almost stall my 12K winch that I also built a carrier for. https://i.imgur.com/gVboeTUl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/J454VFGl.jpg
hornet28 10/22/20 06:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas station air/water station water safe?

WOW some of you guys are unbelievable. Easy to see you didn't grow up in the generation that drank well water from a hose or took a drink from a creek.
hornet28 10/20/20 08:46am Beginning RVing
RE: Fuel mileage 5th wheel vs travel trailer

hornet28, Yes, A 5th wheel has a considerably better aerodynamics flow being a continuous surface for air flow than a TT which is located behind the tow vehicle and thus the flow is disrupted along the surfaces. BTW, perhaps your brother and his wife each drove Ford diesel trucks and kept a trailer down at Old Town Campground n Retreat at Old Town FL where they'd stay at in the winter often between RV hauling trips back when Joe and Linda owned the CG. They lived in Muskegon. Had your Bro passed several years ago and his wife still hauled RV's for a few years and later had a smaller trailer at the CG? We live in Grand Haven about 13 miles south of Muskegon and have been going to Old Town CG for about 10 or so years now for about 2-1/2 months in winter. Just wondering. No that wasn't my brother. He lived north of Louisville at the time and drove a Chevy. He's also still above ground as is his wife who didn't haul.
hornet28 10/03/20 09:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fuel mileage 5th wheel vs travel trailer

A brother delivered trailers around the country and told me he got better mpg with a 5er than a TT. Same truck with many different trailers and destinations
hornet28 09/27/20 09:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Wheelbase question

Your not long until your nearing the 60 ft mark. I'm just over 50 ft with the 5th wheel but 60 ft with my bumper pull car trailer. https://i.imgur.com/8VBvgSRl.jpg Short guy, 75 ft with a 53 and 78 with a 57ft: https://i.imgur.com/exGLaBLl.jpg My sleeper is shorter LOL
hornet28 09/22/20 03:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Wheelbase question

Your not long until your nearing the 60 ft mark. I'm just over 50 ft with the 5th wheel but 60 ft with my bumper pull car trailer. https://i.imgur.com/8VBvgSRl.jpg
hornet28 09/20/20 07:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Utah, Highway 12 Advice

I seek out and drive ANY road labeled “scenic” whether towing or not. X2
hornet28 08/16/20 04:23pm Roads and Routes
RE: 12 V cooler

I don't know what mine draws, bad memory. I have forgotten it and not unplugged at night and the truck has started fine in the morning. I do have two batteries. I've been to events and had it hooked up all day and then forgotten to unplug at night, next morning it wouldn't start
hornet28 08/16/20 04:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Need help on front hitch on TV

This is a grille guard/hitch I built. It takes the place of the factory tow hooks. As you can see it's well braced and has been put to the test. I have a 12,000 lb rated winch that plugs into the hitch that has been put to use and strained https://i.imgur.com/Hb0zT6pl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/OVqW5hzl.jpg
hornet28 08/15/20 08:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Heavy Chevy!

I had this 85 GMC duallie for 5 yrs. Sold it 6 yrs ago. I had a 454 bored and stroked to 489", cowl induction hood, headers, 4spd w/Gear Vendor OD, and 4.56 gears. Was an Az. truck with an all original paint job. It even came with a sheet listing all the paint codes https://i.imgur.com/IdhaB97l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9zxxbMul.jpg https://i.imgur.com/TiANZtVl.jpg In the mid 70's I also had a 75 Chevy 4wd, and a 76 Chevy crew cab. I kept the crew cab for 11 tears
hornet28 08/14/20 02:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mt Rainier - east side

We pulled this both ways on 123 between U.S. 12 and 410 last year as we stayed at The Dalles Campgound for a few nights. Didn't have any problems other than some rough stretches of pavement. https://i.imgur.com/8Lr4g75l.jpg
hornet28 08/09/20 06:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Route from Kalispell to Gardiner

I would go U.S.93 to left Mt 82, right Mt 35, left Mt 83 also known as The Swan which is a beautiful drive, left Mt 200, right MT. 141, right U.S. 12 left I-90, right U.S 89 into Gardiner. The only part between Kalispell and I-90 I haven't pulled many times either with a 30 ft 5er or 38 ft car bp trailer is U.S. 141 and U.S. 12
hornet28 08/05/20 02:06pm Roads and Routes
RE: Gas to Diesel

Not a problem except you will want to cut the nozzle restriction out of the fill tube in order to accommodate some of the larger diesel nozzles
hornet28 07/27/20 06:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Towing vehicle Ford vs GMC Dually Super Duty (used)

I would not want a Dodge either seeings as they disappeared in 2011. Dodge=Ram. Just because they put another name on it doesn't change who makes it
hornet28 07/23/20 07:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Front mounted Generator

I wonder about air flow to the radiator
hornet28 07/17/20 08:30pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: In bed diesel tanks

I considered a replacement tank before I bought my aux tank. The replacement would be nice to not take room up in the bed, but I just couldn't justify the cost ($1300 +) to add less than 20 gallons. I spent less than that on my RDS and added 60 gallons. I did the inbed tank for the same reason you did, less cost per added gal. I've never regretted doing so
hornet28 06/07/20 11:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: In bed diesel tanks

I don't understand the thinking that filling an extra tank and not using the fuel right away is wasting money. It will be used sometime. Or do you just like stopping into your favorite station? Maybe a cute little clerk? As someone said if money is that tight you probably shouldn't be traveling
hornet28 06/06/20 03:17pm Tow Vehicles
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