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RE: Stimulus Check , what are you going to do with yours ?

Some of you mentioned spending at a restaurant, in my area the only ones open are drive-thru, now that is a treat. It is hard to stimulate small businesses when the door is locked. If the restaurant is open for takeout, then have their takeout. No, not the same as a sit down meal, but helps a small business in business, and the employees employed.
rhagfo 04/03/20 07:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: cabinet door coming apart

Don't get any glue on the raised panel portion. Those are supposed to "float" in the rails and styles. If you glue that part in, eventually it will break because wood expands and contracts. Just glue the rail to the style at the bottom. Clamp it for a day and re-hang the door. What he said! Almost, it would seem to me that the floating panel is a Shade too large. You have two doors with the same issue. I would see if you could take the rail totally off and sand all four edges of the panel especially the two end and reassemble.
rhagfo 04/03/20 07:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Used tow vehicles

The boss said I can have a new truck. I am one of the guys looking at a $78k truck. I want to trade my stock 2008 Chevy 2500 for for a 2020 Chevy 3500 DRW. My truck is 2WD so that may hurt me. But I have only 60K miles on it and have no rust. It looks like I may have to wait until they start building trucks again if I can't find what I want on the dealer lot. Why would ANYONE trade their vehicle in? They only offer 1/2 of what you can sell if for on the open market. They won't offer you $25k for that truck. Instead of trading in my last truck I decided to sell it privately after paying cash for my 2017. The 2016 was in absolutely mint condition with 30k miles on it. It took me 6 months to sell and in the end I got $2500 more than what I could have got trading it in. Selling privately comes with risks, I got more scam calls than real calls. Many would ask you to provide them with a VIN check from a link they provided. The sites would have a charge, great way for them to get your CC information!
rhagfo 04/03/20 07:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Used tow vehicles

My first diesel was a 2001 CTD. Great truck for its time. I wouldn't trade it for the one I have now, and certainly not for the 2020's that are out. I am pretty sure just about any current Ford owner would tell you the same of the 7.3 vs the 6.7. Don't get sucked into nostalgia. These are the "good ole days" when it comes to trucks. But $80,000?!!!!!! I paid less for my first house in '88. My 01 was probably around $30k. And it might have had rear drums (I don't remember). Cheaper leather. No heated steering wheel. No bluetooth audio. No cameras, lane assist, crash mitigation. Half the HP and TQ. 4 speed transmission. The list goes on. You're getting a MUCH better total package than an 01. And yes, I'll pay $80k for that. Heated what? Lane what? Cameras for ????? Leather ? For what? Maybe my recliner. Bluetooth? I want my teeth WHITE. The house I bought in '88 is now worth $500,000. It's in SoCal. The 2001 CTD had rear discs. I remember that much. You can pump those 5.9's up to over 800 ponies and 1500 ftlbs of torque. https://www.drivingline.com/articles/threshold-for-pain-cummins-edition/ Different strokes for different folks I guess. I have no desire to go back to a spartan, loud, rough riding, underpowered (by todays standards)truck. I am with you loved our 2001 Ram 2500 Laramie, not a spartan truck for sure. I will say the 2016 Ram Laramie is way nicer, more powerful, and much quieter.
rhagfo 04/01/20 08:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sierra 2500 fifth wheel hitch - factory prep vs aftermarket

Here are the 2017 4x4 Crew cab short bed Denali payload numbers: 2500 gas. 2500 diesel. 3500 diesel. 2943lb 2513lb 3927lb That's why I am asking about 2500 w/suspension mods vs 3500. Far better off with a 350/3500 to start with, than to put bandaids on a 250/2500.
rhagfo 03/31/20 03:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Roof coatings.

Is it coming out your pocket or insurance, even if my own pocket I would full replacement on a 4 year old unit.
rhagfo 03/28/20 08:29pm Tech Issues
RE: It's time for a replacement truck

Tough call while a 6.4 Ram 3500 might work, I have read post here that the jump from 1st to 2nd is pretty big. We chose to replace our 2001 Ram 2500 5.9 CTD with a 2016 Ram 3500 DRW 6.7Aisin, it is our only vehicle as we full time works for us.
rhagfo 03/28/20 08:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Colorado State Parks closure

They close the parks, to cut the virus traveling to places not infected yet!
rhagfo 03/28/20 05:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sierra 2500 fifth wheel hitch - factory prep vs aftermarket

Do you guys really remove your hitches that often that it even matters? I never remove my hitch. I generally camp from March through November. There are only 3 months in the dead of winter I don't camp. I just leave hitch in truck the entire time. Rails or pucks are not a big issue. A clean unobstructed bed is overrated. We full time and seldom remove the hitch, only if near my DD and need to haul materials. Our 2016 Ram had the puck system when we bought it used. I chose to get the Reese adapter frame for our existing Reese 16K twin jaw hitch. Once I got the frame’s latches adjusted for zero play and installed the hitch I noticed the hitch fit tighter to the frame than it had to the rails in our old TV. Previously at times when stopping or starting this little bit of play would result in a noticeable clunk from the hitch, when the hitch moved in the rails. Now the fit is much tighter and don’t get that any longer.
rhagfo 03/28/20 10:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sierra 2500 fifth wheel hitch - factory prep vs aftermarket

I don't think the factory prep kit is any stronger than a set of custom rails. With either setup you're attaching the hitch directly to the truck frame. My truck didn't come with factory prep so I installed rails, and they don't bug me. In fact they make handy tiedown points. I'd do whichever costs less but that's just my approach. My 2015 3500 RAM had everything I wanted but the pucks, so I installed them along with the 7 pin outlet in the bed wall. 4.5 hours working by myself. To the op, if the truck is of a year that had the puck option, get them and install them or have someone install them for you. No after market system attaches to the frame rails as sturdy as the factory setups. Biggest issue is drilling the BIG holes in the bed floor. For RAM I had to order a hole saw size that is not available at the box stores. X2! I agree our 2016 Ram 3500 DRW cam with the pucks. Got good look at them while installing VIAIR compressor and while changing chassis fuel filter directly attached to the frame and very stout!
rhagfo 03/28/20 07:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: trailer lift kit

I think you should be much more concerned that the manufacturer's claims of "1/2 ton tow-able" are nonsense and that you likely lack sufficient payload to pull any 5th wheel that big with your truck, especially if it has a 4 door cab, 4wd, and you plan on having passengers in the cab with. He’s not towing it with a half ton, just looking at “ half ton towable” models. OP has a Ram 2500 which is plenty of truck. I looked up the published weights on their website, and my common sense determined that to be a lie. OMG! OMG! that 5er is too much for your TV! I think the OP will be just fine. the OPs TV is a 2017 Ram, 2500, 6.4 Hemi, 4X4 he likely has near 3,000# of payload. Reflection 29RS Specs UVW1 8,816 lbs Hitch Weight 1,538 lbs GVWR 11,495 lbs Length 30' 11" Height 12' 3" Even at full GVWR and a 22% pin weight it would only be 2,530#, that is only if the OP can stuff 2,679# of stuff in its 31' length. I for one tow our 32' 5er at 12,500# with a 2001 Ram 2500 CTD, with a 8,800# GVWR. I ran 1,700# over GVWR, but under both axle and tire ratings, never an issue. I did get a new TV for a future 5er, that is a 2016 Ram 3500 DRW CTD, and will say with the same 5er in tow I need to check the mirrors to see if it is still back there.
rhagfo 03/27/20 08:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is it normal to cut the roof supports?

You just have to love how these companies stand behind their products. If I was you I would pull that inner skylight down and see what's up in the attic. Maybe you'll get a surprise and the repair is easy and fast. X2! I would think one could fabricate a header between the two adjacent trusses out of 1/2" plywood. Attach to the two adjacent trusses with screws, then once lifted to correct height attach the cut truss. https://i.imgur.com/VHfTeg2l.jpg
rhagfo 03/22/20 11:45pm Tech Issues
RE: closures

Well the government knows best. Power hungry politicians close down all the RV parks so that people thousands of miles from home have no place to stay. Well the issue isn’t those full timers currently on the, it is those that see being out of work, time to go camping! When you have tent campers sharing restroom facilities there is a greater risk of spread. Full timers with self contained units are less risk. Just saw several reports of here in the PNW people clocking to the beaches, crowds close contact, not what we need to be doing. Oregon is now closing all parks Monday 3/23 at 1:00 pm! We will be closed until at least May 8th.
rhagfo 03/22/20 04:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: You can buy S637 tires here, but install: HAHAHAHA

Well as stated before no issues with getting trailer tires mounted at Discount Tire. Both our house 5er and DD four horse slant with living quarters! https://i.imgur.com/JMo4jj9.jpg width=640 https://i.imgur.com/Vo5s8Xx.jpg width=640 https://i.imgur.com/l3JQdMN.jpg width=640
rhagfo 03/21/20 11:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Florida Keys closed to visitors

We have reservations for a hotel in KW beginning May 3. Wonder how that's going to go.. I would call and check, I miss the keys, haven’t been for about four years. We've never been there but the more I check it out on line, the more exceited we get. Especially looking forward to a trip to the Dry Tortugas (RSVP'd), which I'm sure is closed right now. :( Dry Tortugas was awesome! I did a 3 night tent camping trip there in October. It feels almost like your own private deserted island after the day trip boat leaves. DW and I did a day trip to Ft. Jefferson and the Dry Tortuga's, it was awesome. MODERATOR'S EDIT: Per the site Admin's request, I am closing all COVID-19 threads and directing future comments to one thread in Around the Campfire: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS
rhagfo 03/21/20 11:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Reservations cancelled

Politicians eel that they can make a big point of doing something by closing campgrounds, and not offend too many in their own voting area. Big news, little use. Currently they are a place of cross contamination, restrooms and close contact between people. We don’t want to be like Italy.
rhagfo 03/21/20 10:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pennsylvania State Park Closure

Received in an email from PA State Parks/Reserve America.. Important Park Updates: Pennsylvania State Parks Facilities will be closed for 14 days effective Tuesday, March 17 to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As part of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts, all buildings at the parks, including park offices and restrooms, will be closed, and all events and public educational programs will be canceled. All overnight and day use rental facilities will also be closed. The public will still be able to access trails, lakes, rivers, forests, roads, and parking areas for passive and dispersed recreation, such as hiking. While these park facilities are closed, state park rangers and park managers will continue to work to ensure security and that public safety is protected. As an additional service, reservations with an arrival date in April 2020 may, if they chose, transfer or cancel their reservation with no penalty. We encourage guest to cancel online if they made their reservation online. We will go in and do a second adjustment to refund the cancellation and transaction fees within three to five business days. If you booked through the call center, please call 888-PA-PARKS, Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. All transfers must go through the call center. They may want to rethink keeping day use areas open. In Oregon and Washington people have flooded to day use areas and beaches. Ignoring the social distancing!
rhagfo 03/21/20 08:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Florida Keys closed to visitors

We have reservations for a hotel in KW beginning May 3. Wonder how that's going to go.. I would call and check, I miss the keys, haven’t been for about four years.
rhagfo 03/21/20 11:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Florida Keys closed to visitors

Link Looks like the Keys are closed to overnight visitors for the next two weeks or so. Long live the Conch Republic!
rhagfo 03/21/20 11:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Keys closed

I assume you mean the Florida Keys. You mean there is a road block at Homestead and no traffic or persons are allowed further south? You mean that everyone there is forced to leave? You know, a little more information, just a little effort on your part, would be helpful. Otherwise your post is useless. Actually the road block would be in South Florida City to block Hwy 1. Long live the Conch Republic!!!
rhagfo 03/21/20 08:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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