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RE: Starting a Full-time adventure and need guidance

Starting a full-time adventure for who-knows how long. Need some guidance from you full timers. Not, IMPO but real guidance. How to handle drivers licenses, tags, other things we might be responsible for that we are overlooking. Appreciate your thoughts Go to the Escapees web pages, much of the information you are looking for is there.
jmtandem 05/21/20 07:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Turning the Page

Life goes on, I acquired a 2002 Lance truck camper I am looking to do the same, from the current 30 foot TT to a nice truck camper. I already have the truck, now I need the camper.
jmtandem 04/24/20 08:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Need Information about Pacific Coast Highway Trip

I have done the PCH on a bicycle, motorcycle, car and RV. The best month is September as it is dry (relatively), high pressure sets up over the area and visibility is fantastic, temperature highs are moderate and lows mild, and very little fog. And kids are typically back in school. Also, since you asked I would go north to south to keep the ocean on your right and easier to use pullouts. There is lots and lots to see so the very few days you are allocating to the trip will only barely scratch the surface kind of thing.
jmtandem 04/20/20 07:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2011 Ram HD 3500 DRW Cummins 68RFE 523k miles!

Engine, turbocharger, and transmission have 523K on them without any major repairs? Impressive. I wonder if the injectors are stock as well although he said the engine has not been cracked so I am assuming so. Even more impressive are the original rear brakes especially when being used a hot shot truck. Many Ram/Cummins have amassed more than one million miles without the engine taken apart. It is a great engine. The rest of the truck often requires typical high mileage repairs and replacement parts.
jmtandem 03/22/20 06:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trip report: Southern Sequoia Nat Park

Thanks for the trip report.
jmtandem 03/09/20 07:52pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Kings Canyon to Yosemite to Carson City

If your travels are in the summer take highway 120 across Tioga pass out of Yosemite and that will put you on the east side of the Sierras then US 395 north to the Nevada state capital. In winter you can use California state route 88, US 50 or even IR 80 depending on the weather. State route 88 crosses the Sierras at 8500 feet so most winter storms will be problematic for the duration of the storm. Highway 49 north of Yosemite is very windy and lots of climbing and descending. A great motorcycle road.
jmtandem 01/11/20 08:15am Roads and Routes
RE: Toyhauler weight vs truck capacity

Estimate about twenty percent of a fifth wheel's weight on the pin plus the weight of the fifth wheel hitch. So if the hitch is 100 pounds or so and the pin is 3200 pounds you are well over payload on your truck. A fifth wheel at 16,000 pounds is definitely in one ton territory and a dually will give you even more stability and payload. As to your question about the difference between GVWR and axle ratings, GVWR is always lower than combined axle and tire ratings.
jmtandem 12/31/19 08:24am Toy Haulers
RE: Host Mammoth Triple Dog Dare Challenge Report

Thanks for the Host overnight report. I appreciate it and think Host makes an excellent product.
jmtandem 12/19/19 08:38am Truck Campers
RE: Anza Borrego to the Sequoia’s for Thanksgiving Break

Thanks for the trip report, very interesting!
jmtandem 12/06/19 08:06am Truck Campers
RE: TR: The Road to winning a National Championship

Congratulations and excellent trip report!
jmtandem 12/01/19 08:56am Truck Campers
RE: Toyo tires?

I have had very good luck with Toyo tires. Way better longevity than Michelins.
jmtandem 10/09/19 08:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Nevada 447

Don't drive it at night. Black cow on the black highway during a black night kind of thing. Drive off the top of your tank. Otherwise it is just another ribbon of asphalt.
jmtandem 10/04/19 07:08pm Roads and Routes
RE: Advice on truck and camper purchase

I owned an Alaskan pop up camper. Not cheap in quality or price but it was the only camper of the three I owned that I felt could go off road, handled well on the truck on pavement at highway speeds, and since they are actually a hard side pop up did not have to mess with fabric getting wet in the rain, etc. And it held it's value very well. If you like the ambiance of the inside of a sailboat, the Alaskan has that feel. Lastly, the 6.4 Hemi in the Ram is quite an engine. You will not be disappointed in it. Just remember gas mileage is not a strong suit in any of the big three gas engines.
jmtandem 09/06/19 08:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Advice on truck and camper purchase

Get a one ton truck. Dually will handle the truck camper better. Been there done that.
jmtandem 09/06/19 08:12am Truck Campers
RE: EC 1160 &1165 and Host Mam & Everest AND Lance 1172

I was looking at an Eagle Cap 1165 yesterday. But, oh the weight!
jmtandem 08/19/19 08:07am Truck Campers
RE: California hwy 120 between 395 & 6

Has anyone on here traveled SR hwy 120 between 395 and 6 ? Any steep grades or tight curves ? I have a 40' Class A This is a perfect motorcycle road. Very steep near Benton and lots of whoops and curves. Scenery is great. A 40 foot class A? Take your time driving it.
jmtandem 08/12/19 08:09am Roads and Routes
RE: Reno, NV to Fresno, CA route help please

. My only preferences are I would like to avoid very heavy traffic if possible and Vegas type heat. Travel south from Reno on I580/US395 to Minden/Gardnerville about 45 miles and then take SR 88 to Stockton and then south on SR 99 to Fresno. You will not be disappointed taking SR 88. Lots of scenery. Not a lot of traffic.
jmtandem 07/29/19 08:35am Roads and Routes
RE: When does a TH become too big??

I'm thinking a 10 FT living quarters package (10' floor + 8'bed over gooseneck) with a 12 Ft garage. This still puts me at 30 Ft overall but I don't see how I can do anything any smaller and still keep the forward livings quarters I want. I would look at horse trailers. They come gooseneck, stout for off road use, front living quarters, and ten or so feet of floor toy carrying area is no issue. They are made so much better than most RV's, no rubber roof, no filon sides to delam, and stout axles and tires.
jmtandem 06/10/19 08:51am Toy Haulers
RE: Mammoth mountain to South Lake Tahoe ?

I am at mammoth mountain and going to be heading to South Lake Tahoe. Looking at the map it appears there is a significant grade and winding road. I am not shy but don’t want to go on some crazy route either. Any information on the drive or suggested route from anyone familiar with the area? Looks like 2 practical options off 395. Thanks You don't say what you are driving, however, there are two easy routes both with climbing. North on US 395 to the intersection of SR 88 (Minden/Gardnerville) and travel west to Hope Valley and then SR 89 to South Lake Tahoe. The second is to travel north on US 395 to just south of Carson City and travel west on US 50 to South Lake Tahoe. Both are good.
jmtandem 06/09/19 08:58am Roads and Routes
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