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RE: Recommendations for tire gauge?

Professional grade tire guage I think this is what I would go with as it would work on my DRW and easy to store.
rhagfo 12/02/20 08:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2021 Ram 3500 H.O.

OK, at 37,100 Lbs towing that would equals 7,420 pin weight at 20%, don't think any have increased their payload to handle that. Those BIG towing numbers generally only relate to Gooseneck trailer that have way less pin weights than fifth wheels. While true the towing capacity is well beyond practical pin weights for a standard 5th wheel. Towing a 13,000# to 17,000# 5er when your TV can pull 25,024# (the rating for our 2016 Ram) sure takes the stress out of towing!
rhagfo 12/02/20 10:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: My very own 'broken bumper' story...why didn't I listen?

Better yet for bikes, are the new “A” frame mounts that carry the bikes over the propane tanks and batteries.
rhagfo 12/02/20 09:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Are TT or 5vr Toy hauler handling better with trike loaded?

Where did the OP go? The OP may be busy, it has only been 24 hours.
rhagfo 12/02/20 06:29am Beginning RVing
RE: My very own 'broken bumper' story...why didn't I listen?

First things first....I'm not posting this to antagonize the 'haters' but in hopes of bringing further light to the issue ................. Takeways 1.) Despite my own inflated sense of smarts, turns out I DON'T know everything 2.) Should have heeded warnings of those with more knowledge and experience 3.) Even if convenient, better to find an alternative to the bumper for sewer-hose storage 4.) Just because you've got away with a dangerous practice for a long time doesn't mean it won't come up and bite at some point The best fix to the sewer hose storage issue is 5" vinyl fence post. I got mine at Lowes it is 8' in length. I can get (2) 10' lengths of hose, a clear 45 degree elbow, and the 90 degree sewer connection elbow inside. https://i.imgur.com/ikLAe9v.jpg width=640 https://i.imgur.com/5DlzaQP.jpg width=640 https://i.imgur.com/OLYgoTH.jpg width=640
rhagfo 12/02/20 06:03am Travel Trailers
RE: How is the snow bird traffic on I-95

'Snowbirds' are for the majority still in Canada due to borders closed So overall traffic should be reduced The US Snowbirds should be on the move now that Thanksgiving is over but suspect that traffic will be sporadic Tourist Groups estimate roughly 25% reduction in travelers to So. FL If these are full timers, most of Canada east of Cascades in BC gets very cold in winter. I can imagine that most every RV park near Vancover is FULL! Well if your a Canadian full timer in the east that typically spends winter in Florida, then they need other not frigid options. In Canada about the only temperate area is the greater Vancouver BC area, or southern Vancover island.
rhagfo 12/01/20 09:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Are TT or 5vr Toy hauler handling better with trike loaded?

We are looking at getting a Toy Hauler and down the road, get a trike to take with us. It seems to me that a TT with such a loaded rear end would be a nightmare to control on road. Is this the case? This is why we are thinking about going to a 5vr. But they are so much bigger and much more expensive. Wish someone would come out with a smaller 5vr. I looked at a front load toy hauler(side load, but in the front). Problem is door is too small to fit a trike. And we also love the idea of the rear "porch" when the ramp is not in use. Thanks for any insight! Chris Well yes, 5ers are more expensive and heaver, but also far more stable. One just needs enough truck to carry them.
rhagfo 12/01/20 08:08am Beginning RVing
RE: How is the snow bird traffic on I-95

'Snowbirds' are for the majority still in Canada due to borders closed So overall traffic should be reduced The US Snowbirds should be on the move now that Thanksgiving is over but suspect that traffic will be sporadic Tourist Groups estimate roughly 25% reduction in travelers to So. FL If these are full timers, most of Canada east of Cascades in BC gets very cold in winter. I can imagine that most every RV park near Vancover is FULL!
rhagfo 11/28/20 10:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Propane tank

I have 2 tanks and manually switch from one to another when first one runs out. I was just looking to know how much the one that I’m on now has in it. We’re leaving tomorrow for a few days and I hate to get there and one run out as soon as we get there. The web site says that they sell propane but I had just rather not have to fool with it while we’re gone if I don’t have to. So go top it off today Then you have 2 full cylinders Simple.... LOL, Before we full timed when we returned from a trip, we would spend the next week getting ready for the next trip. Besides laundry and replacing staple foods, included topping off the propane tanked last used on the trip, we always left with two full tanks. I would check the auto switch over regulator to see if the first tank was empty. I never liked the thought of the first tank running out at 2:00 am on a cold, wet, and windy night. I would rather check the gauge the next morning and see I need to fill the empty tank.
rhagfo 11/27/20 03:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blue DEF

DEF is DEF, buy whatever has the lowest price. I do have concerns with dirty nozzles at truck stops, but many use it with no problems. Walmart most likely has the best price on their own brand. As noted DEF is DEF is DEF. It is all the same, save yourself some money and buy the $7 stuff from Walmart. So you are both certified chemist that have tested all brands of DEF on all counts including purity. The effects of less pure DEF likely will not appear right away, the same as using cheap engine oil will only build sludge which leads to issues down the road. As often as I need to add DEF I will use a brand name.
rhagfo 11/27/20 03:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: DEF Math

15 RAM with gauge at 1/2 a 2.5 fits easily. X2! One has to use 1 to 1.5 gallons when the tank is full before the gauge even starts to move down. It is very slow at the top and more speedy on once the gauge starts moving. While that may be true, at least Ram thought in give you a gauge. Ford and GM didn’t have them early on, and I am not sure if either has a gauge yet. The 11-16 Super Duty's tells you "The exhaust system is OK", "under half full", and two different miles left warnings (don't remember the exact miles left messages). The '17-Up have a digital DEF gauge. The Ram def usage rate is not linear and will go down at a faster rate once the fluid gets down to a certain level. Not sure if Ford or GM does the same. I was a Ford man for about 45 years and most of my fuel gauges were not linear either. That and I could watch the file gauge needle move on our old 460 F250 ,twin 19 gallon tanks!
rhagfo 11/26/20 03:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: DEF Math

15 RAM with gauge at 1/2 a 2.5 fits easily. X2! One has to use 1 to 1.5 gallons when the tank is full before the gauge even starts to move down. It is very slow at the top and more speedy on once the gauge starts moving. While that may be true, at least Ram thought in give you a gauge. Ford and GM didn’t have them early on, and I am not sure if either has a gauge yet.
rhagfo 11/26/20 02:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: DEF Math

15 RAM with gauge at 1/2 a 2.5 fits easily. X2!
rhagfo 11/26/20 07:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Axle Ratio, new truck

You’ve probably got your reasons for wanting a 7.3 dually but have you considered either spending another 7k and going with a SRW diesel? Or buying a slightly used diesel for the same money you’d be spending to get a gasser? :S Why go down to SRW from a plan to get a DRW gas TV, that doesn’t make sense! The gas DRW will have about 800# more pay load to a diesel DRW, and and about 2,200# to 2,400# more than a F350 SRW. I can see recommending a DRW diesel for pulling power, but the OP wants gas.
rhagfo 11/25/20 03:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Long Road trip

NO! X2! No Way!!!
rhagfo 11/25/20 03:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Propane Tank Vacuum Purge

New propane cylinders are shipped either with 100# Air pressure OR under a vacuum Air Pressure........Cylinders need to be 'Vapor Purged' 4 times to remove all air Vacuum......propane vendor just fills them. NO Purging necessary Check that 'sticker' again. Why is some of this stuff so hard for people to understand?? Thanks Old-Biscuit!
rhagfo 11/25/20 11:32am General RVing Issues
RE: DEF Math

Peak Blue DEF is changing their packaging and pushing that it is very pure, less contamination, for as much as I use I will continue to use it. I also fill at 1/2 tank, and it goes to full, yes having a gauge is nice.
rhagfo 11/25/20 11:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: How many have had Thanksgiving in a truck camper?

We had thanksgiving in our camper a few years ago. Thought it would be fun to go to Detroit Lake campground on thanksgiving. Cooked two game hens in our propane oven so we each had our own "Turkey". Weather was cool with intermittent showers. Would do it again but not this year, don't know if the campground is even open after the fires this summer. We are Hosting this year, in the past host got together for a potluck Thanksgiving, and did have one turkey cooker. This year no gatherings so we are also doing the Gam Hen thing.
rhagfo 11/25/20 11:17am Truck Campers
RE: Propane Tank Vacuum Purge

Just means that the propane dealer doesn’t need to use propane to purge the air from the tanks. Otherwise they need to put a small amount of propane in the tank then release it to flush any air out of the tank.
rhagfo 11/24/20 07:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane tank

I’ve always wanted to know how your supposed to know how much propane is in your tank before it runs out? Personally I have two tanks and an automatic switch over regulator, when the first tank empties then the gauge shows red. I switch which is primary tank and fill the empty and go on with life.
rhagfo 11/24/20 08:17am General RVing Issues
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