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RE: Retirement

Retired at 58, now 60 and having the time of my life. I have plenty to do to occupy my time.
kellem 05/18/21 05:44am Around the Campfire
RE: Pop-up -> TT ?

1st step would be to look at the GVWR rating of trailer your interested in and make sure the intended tow vehicle can tow it comfortably and has payload to absorb the tounge weight. That said, there are so many offerings from many different manufacturers in small packages. R-pods even offer models with slides now. Best thing would be walk in some models of interest. Not going be much difference between manufacturers at a given price point.
kellem 05/16/21 11:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Is Facebook killing this site?

Can't answer that as I've never once been on FB nor do I watch the news or read the paper, honestly.
kellem 05/11/21 04:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: 50th Anniversary

Just celebrated 35 years. She's quite liberated and ask if I'd take her someplace she's never been before.....grabbed her hand and took her to the kitchen.
kellem 05/11/21 04:30pm Around the Campfire
RE: Cottonwood Trees and their Seeds

I understand the shortcomings of cottonwood trees in spring, they've ruined a few fishing trips but fishing the same stretch of water in summer reveals just a tree providing shade. Can you confirm that these trees shed during the summer. Idk
kellem 05/09/21 02:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2022 Superduty launch delayed

If your not content with your current truck, dump it now. This current market is short lived.
kellem 05/07/21 06:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camper Overhaul?

First thing that comes to mind is....what have the mice been doing the past 2 years? 2nd, I'd replace the other tires and have a driveway campout and operate everything to get an idea. Don't forget to inspect the roof.
kellem 05/07/21 05:57am Travel Trailers
Owners manual discrepancy.

Wife and I witnessed a new RVer back their trailer in campsite. They lowered the stabilizers before leveling the trailer and then proceeded to raise tounge Jack to obtain level. I found this odd so walked over and asked the nice gentlemen about this procedure. Also indicated to him that he should obtain level before dropping the stabilizers. As new RVers, he showed me a checklist that they followed to a tee that he printed off from owners manual and other literature that came with new trailer. I saw it with my own eyes but insisted that that part of his checklist needed to be edited and that I was certain. Anyone heard of this reverse procedure?
kellem 05/04/21 09:56am Travel Trailers
RE: F150 w EcoBoost 2.7

A lot of informative post. Turbos spending most of the time spooling and sucking fuel. I'd highly recommend you look at the GVWR of your trailer as that's going to be much closer to it's actual weight vs UVW or dry weight.....unless the 6000# you quoted is confirmed scale weight. Example: Our current trailer has an UVW of 6120 and an GVWR of 7740. Trailer scale weighs at 7620 with just the wife and I. Bottom line is the 2.7 would certainly be considered a marginal tow vehicle with that weight, doable perhaps. Trade in value is ridiculously good in present market if you wanted to go that route. If you have a good local Ford dealership, consider a 7.3L and put marginal to rest which will also allow future upgrades in trailers. Stay safe. The issue isn't the weight. It is the air drag on a 10' high 8' wide trailer. The 2.7 will easily handle the weight. Any engine will struggle with the air drag. He really needs to look at ways to reduce the air drag. I certainly understand air drag but " any engine will struggle with the air drag " ? Wind drag is inflicted apon every tow vehicle pulling a 10' high trailer but not every engine struggles doing so. Imo
kellem 05/03/21 11:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Draining gray after black tank washer/black tank combo

Perhaps a minority here as I pull both valves " black and gray " at the same time. What I've found is a vacuum effect is created at the Y connection and black tank has a much better disposal rate. I do however spray out the slinky.
kellem 05/03/21 09:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Help Ram 2500 6.4 gas vs diesel

I would first want to know what trailer I was getting as that would be much more prudent than ending up having a marginal towing experience. Know your pin weight, know your payload, make educated decisions. If your not brand loyal and prefer to stick with a gas engine that has loads of upside then also consider a 7.3l Ford with 4.30 gears. Hope you find the right combo for your family.
kellem 05/03/21 07:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 w EcoBoost 2.7

A lot of informative post. Turbos spending most of the time spooling and sucking fuel. I'd highly recommend you look at the GVWR of your trailer as that's going to be much closer to it's actual weight vs UVW or dry weight.....unless the 6000# you quoted is confirmed scale weight. Example: Our current trailer has an UVW of 6120 and an GVWR of 7740. Trailer scale weighs at 7620 with just the wife and I. Bottom line is the 2.7 would certainly be considered a marginal tow vehicle with that weight, doable perhaps. Trade in value is ridiculously good in present market if you wanted to go that route. If you have a good local Ford dealership, consider a 7.3L and put marginal to rest which will also allow future upgrades in trailers. Stay safe.
kellem 05/03/21 07:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford as a tow vehicle

2 things to consider: Will you be upgrading trailer in the future? Might be frugal to go 3/4 ton. My 7600# trailer actually has a 1000# tounge and by the time passengers, bikes, kayaks and other cargo is added, the 1/2 ton class trucks have insufficient payload. I've owned (2) 5.3 trucks and both engines were very reliable but simply got tired of being marginal on payload. Check the payload sticker on the door before writing a check.
kellem 04/29/21 07:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer Tongue Coupler Wear?

The split in the underside of coupler is not normal and due to severe lack of preventative maintenance......what's the rest of the trailer look like?
kellem 04/29/21 07:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Riddle Me This

I remember as a child " um early 60's " eating pickled hogs feet. Have to believe there were many sick cavemen until an edible menu was established.
kellem 04/26/21 05:45pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2022 Superduty launch delayed

Heard that also but delays and shortages of parts are felt in many arenas, especially recreation related. Ordered a sail switch for RV furnace in early February.....back ordered. Have a minor recall on a 2021 Superduty but dealer can't schedule because part isn't available.
kellem 04/26/21 06:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Obesity in America

Daily exercise can help negate some of the adverse effects of bad eating habits but both should be practiced.
kellem 04/21/21 01:14pm Around the Campfire
RE: F 250 vs Ram 2500

OP, if your looking new then Ford currently owns the market with the 6.7 PS or the 7.3 gas. I actually wanted a Ram but simply couldn't overlook this.
kellem 04/20/21 05:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Moderna vaccine (Personal experiences)

Wife and I both had are 2nd shots " Pfizer " yesterday and only suffered sore shoulders as a side effect. It's done wonders for our confidence as we feel like eating out again and mingling.....but being wise and also respectful to others by wearing masks and using hand sanitizer.
kellem 04/20/21 01:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: Baseball strike zone...

Control pitchers like Greg Maddox had a slightly wider strike zone simply because the catcher would setup slightly outside and he'd deliver it there with incredible consistency.....STRIKE.
kellem 04/16/21 09:16am Around the Campfire
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