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RE: Your next outing??

Now, I could be wrong, but believe camping is permitted on all National Forest land unless otherwise posted.
run100 03/06/20 10:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Weights. Am I missing something?

To the OP ... Although I can't comment on Ram and it's capabilities, we are running our F350 stock (factory ordered specifically to carry our camper) and it handles the 855S extremely well. We are very pleased with the set-up. Good luck with your analysis and future decisions.
run100 01/04/20 09:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Weights. Am I missing something?

Got to love it. i was looking through the ram body guides for your year and I see "the following truck models are NOT recommended for slide-in camper applications: Dodge ram, All 4x4 models equipped with Snow plow prep package". click here I had a 2015 dually that came with a truck camper slip that said "not recommended". we never knew for sure but this group thought it was because of the snow plow prep package. but now I see it in print. PS: A snow plow prep group includes a bigger alternator and a transfer case skid plate. Guess they don't want you snow plowing with your camper loaded. Same on F350 for our model year, perhaps other model years too. You could not equip the truck with the snow plow package and the camper package. Of course, our choice of package was an easy decision.
run100 01/04/20 09:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Fulltime family of 4: 2019 year in review

Thank you for posting stats on your travel year. Interesting data. Your frugality is impressive! Lifestyle? You are dedicating your life to raising the children and teaching them family values while exploring the country. In contrast, many of today's children spend very little time with their parents and spend more time with school personnel and a variety of sport coaches. I believe your approach is excellent!
run100 12/30/19 04:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is dash cam evidence allowed in an investigation

It would be a sad day if dash cam videos were not allowed as evidence. Far too often, people are not held accountable for their actions because of a lame technicality. Let evidence speak for itself.
run100 12/30/19 12:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: I expect a 10 cent price increase in diesel

I'm more concerned with the ever-increasing health care costs and associated health insurance premiums. It is way out of control!!!!
run100 12/30/19 11:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Do upgrades help the selling price?

Buyers only look for ways to whittle away at the asking price and will not assign value to added options. However, there is a very slight chance the right private party buyer might offer a few extra dollars, but a dealer will not.
run100 11/21/19 09:55pm Truck Campers
RE: campground to avoid

For us, we're picky who we give our hard-earned money to. Even if a business offers a good product, if their service is rude or not up to our expectations, we will not return. Of course, we will give an establishment a second chance, but it's unlikely they would see us a third time.
run100 11/17/19 08:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

In our area, the freeway on-ramps are very long, which should allow drivers adequate distance to reach freeway speed and merge easily with the flow of traffic. However, many drivers crawl along the on-ramp very slowly, backing up traffic behind them and making the merger more difficult. This is something I struggle to understand. Maybe they are from Pennsylvania where the law says this: (c) Duties at yield signs.--The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign shall in obedience to the sign slow down to a speed reasonable for the existing conditions and, if required for safety to stop, shall stop before entering a crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering. After slowing down or stopping, the driver shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another roadway so closely as to constitute a hazard during the time the driver is moving across or within the intersection of roadways. If a driver is involved in a collision with a vehicle in the intersection or junction of roadways after driving past a yield sign, the collision shall be deemed prima facie evidence of failure of the driver to yield the right-of-way. (Dec. 21, 1998, P.L.1126, No.151, eff. 60 days)This could be true at Yield signs, but there are very few Yield signs on interstate entrance ramps. No, mostly just stupid drivers. Thanks for chiming in, fj12ryder. I'm thinking lynnmor misunderstood what I was describing. Yes, freeway on-ramps are typically closed to any intersecting traffic and especially pedestrian cross-walks. In our area, it's not unusual for on-ramps to be 1/2-mile or more in length. Plenty of distance to get to freeway speed, but many drivers drag their butts and are barely hitting 45-mph by the time they should be merging into the flow of traffic.
run100 11/17/19 12:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

In our area, the freeway on-ramps are very long, which should allow drivers adequate distance to reach freeway speed and merge easily with the flow of traffic. However, many drivers crawl along the on-ramp very slowly, backing up traffic behind them and making the merger more difficult. This is something I struggle to understand.
run100 11/16/19 05:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

We are on our yearly trek across the US and again are being greeted by some seriously unqualified drivers. The first one is the person that refuses to put on his headlights at dusk or in the rain. The "I can see you so you must be able to see me" This is a problem that I've noticed getting worse the past couple years. It appears to be more common in the evenings than the morning. Many evenings, while driving home from work, one particular stretch of road is quite dark - depending what time I leave the office. Even when well past dusk, the number of cars on the road without their headlights on is shocking. Within the last year, I've had at least three close encounters (collisions) with people driving in stealth mode. Whether it's a result of DUI, cell phone distraction, or a brain-dead driver, it's very frustrating!
run100 11/11/19 12:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

Many of the problems associated with bad driving behavior can be traced back to the growing number of cell phone users attempting to drive an automobile simultaneously. It's a very bad mix! Unfortunately, appropriate laws are being introduced far too slowly. I just read that pedestrian deaths are up some 40% since 10-years earlier and now account for 16% of all automobile related deaths. Problem is, drivers and pedestrians are both overly distracted these days! I also regularly see bicyclists playing with their phone while riding. Myself being a cyclist, I can say there's already enough hazards to worry about without introducing unnecessary distractions too!
run100 11/09/19 08:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bus crash on Utah 12

I'm ALWAYS interested in the forensics of motorhome and bus accidents,..... might learn something useful. I would love to be able to investigate each one. I know it's almost always "pilot error", but I want to know exactly what the driver did wrong, and why. Same here! Knowing what causes collisions can help in finding ways to prevent them. Also, the hope is that knowledge may change driver behavior.
run100 09/28/19 03:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Newer RVs....ugh

Estimated 1700 nights & certainly well over 100,000 miles on our late 2007 Alpenlite. Never spent a night at a repair place. New fridge, new A/C, various wear items replaced by it's owner/repair guy. Never a thought of replacing it. Alpenlite (aka: Western RV) made a true quality product. It was sad to see them go under.
run100 09/28/19 03:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Late check out

Having worked in the hotel industry for 10-years and also an avid RV'er for 18-years, I believe there's more similarities (conceptually) between campgrounds and hotels than there are differences. The bottom line is both offer a resource in which the customer will occupy a space for a given period of time. The check-out time is critical to allow for preparing the resource for the next visitor. Hence, the check-in time standardizes the expectation, for the incoming guest, of when the resource will be available for their use. But, just like you probably experience with traffic laws, we never enforced either policy with an iron fist. Honestly, when a guest arrived early, if a room was available, I was more than happy to check them in and hand over a key. We both won, because it was one less check-in I would have to handle later (during the busy time) and the guest could get unpacked and enjoy their day. Late check-outs were rare, because most people were ready get to their next destination, whether it be home or somewhere else. However, we would accommodate such requests when possible. We never really asked, or even cared, what the reason was, because the result was still the same - use of the resource for an extended time. In our own travels, we keep things simple and don't sweat the small stuff. Sometimes it's easier said than done, but we try to follow the practice.
run100 09/15/19 10:29am RV Lifestyle
RE: Saga of Cell Phone Accident...

I believe certain preventive controls are often misplaced. Here's two that have never made sense to me: - There's a school zone on a main street right near our home. Although students arrive and leave during a very short time each morning and afternoon, the speed limit is kept at 15-mph ALL day long. I've been driving through the school zone for 27-years and have NEVER once seen a child in the cross walk outside the normal arrival and departure times. Why not just reduce the speed limit during those times and let traffic flow normally the rest of the day? I would even accept a reduced speed of 35-mph, but 15-mph all day long is ridiculous! - Why do school buses have to stop at railroad crossings and then sit there FOREVER before proceeding? Hundreds of other vehicles (of all types) pass across the same tracks with no issues. Simple: If the lights are flashing and/or the gate is down, stop. If not, go. The current system has little value, is a waste of time and ties-up traffic. Maybe I'm just getting old and grouchy! NOTE: We have two children, but have not worried about their safety in either setting mentioned above. On a different note: Arizona has been identified as having the highest rate of deadly red light accidents in the U.S. This is based on studying data from the previous 10-years. In response to the news, there's talk of increasing red light cameras around town. I'm all in favor of the idea, but it would be interesting to know if there's a correlation between red light runners and cell phone usage. Why do Arizonans run red lights so often?
run100 09/14/19 05:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper mileage

With a 6.7 diesel and 855S, roughly 13-mpg. Typical freeway speed is kept around 67mph, though there are stretches of much higher speeds.
run100 06/19/19 07:59am Truck Campers
RE: 32 Truck Camper Manufacturers ... Wow!

It doesn't seem there's many TC manufacturers until you see them listed out.
run100 05/16/19 07:46am Truck Campers
RE: Thanks!

Congratulations on both new toys and your upcoming retirement.
run100 05/15/19 08:02am Truck Campers
RE: Truck and camper height and overpass question?

I look at clearance signs but if its close I get out of the truck and look. I do the same at drive-thru tellers. :E
run100 04/26/19 07:53am Truck Campers
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