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RE: Tow vehicle advice

Jim, just get the half ton now. We got our half ton (11,200 pound towing limit) when we were at 3500 pounds loaded. It was a beautiful experience....truly stress free towing. We moved up to 7k pounds after two years and didn't have to change the truck. Saved us many thousands and the hassle of changing. My personal rule is not to exceed 60% of max towing. More margin than most recommend. I don't know what payload numbers are like between the mids and the half tons? If it buys you a few hundred pounds more (sure it does), that would be very, very nice too.
tragusa3 05/30/20 09:20pm Towing
RE: Tow or drive the dinghy to the mountains?

We unhook and drive separate for the steepest passes. We don't need to, but we do. A typical trip for us is about 5k miles. We drive 100 miles of it not towing. No big deal and makes us feel better.
tragusa3 05/30/20 12:20pm Dinghy Towing
RE: A Primer on Moab

Thank you Ken! Using this as a resource for this coming summer. :)
tragusa3 01/09/20 08:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Question for those pulling with an F150 Eco Boost

Towed 7k cross country 5 times (40k towing) and put 80k miles on it without a single concern. Always had more easy torque on tap than I could ever need. Loved this truck.
tragusa3 10/01/19 11:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Which campground at Custer State Park?

We've been twice, and both times Blue Bell campground caught our eye as being interesting. The covered wagon tours for the Wildlife Loop seem to leave from there and it just has a vibe. On our third visit, that's where we'll be!
tragusa3 09/17/19 05:05am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 5,000 mile F150 Ecoboost 10speed pulling 8,000 review

Don't consider 5K miles to be an adequate review of anything concerning longevity. report back in an additional 20K and let us know your impressions as well as what you've replaced, what broke and what you 'think' at that time. I've towed about the exact setup for 40k miles (towing) over 5 years. We crossed the country and mountain ranges each time. We switched to a motorhome now, but still have the truck with 80k miles on it. Haven't done a single thing outside of maintenance. Great write-up!
tragusa3 08/11/19 01:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing Jeep Trailhawk

Check out the YouTube channel for RVLove. They tow a Trailhawk and have for some time.
tragusa3 08/08/19 07:03pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 50 AMP and plugging in at home

I thought I was getting by with my 20amp garage plug running one A/C. However, with the recent installation of an EMS, it is shutting me down due to low voltage that I wasn't aware of. So, be careful, just because its running doesn't mean it isn't harmful. Fingers crossed I didn't do significant damage.
tragusa3 06/07/19 03:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Tires For A Brand New Trailer

I used my original tires for 2 seasons. Tip: grease the bearings, even when brand new. I had a failure because the factory does not do a good job at it.
tragusa3 06/07/19 03:21am Towing
RE: First RV

This has been a great thread so far! The only thing I will add, and I realize I may be extreme, but instead of the 80% rule, I have found my comfort level at about 60% of maximum tow. That might not be realistic, but it does make a huge difference in safety, comfort and ability to relax while towing. I'm passing this thread along to a family member that is researching and learning! Thanks.
tragusa3 06/05/19 04:41am Beginning RVing
RE: Camping or Glamping?

I don't use the word, but do remember a time when I wondered why folks would own rigs like the one we now have. I divide our trips into one of two categories, camping or travelling. In our younger days, all we had time for was camping. Local weekend trips, etc. Tents and small trailers were great at that job. However, life changed and we found ourselves often to have time to be on the road for months. At this point, we HAD to be more comfortable and thus we ended up with our coach. Glamping? Not to me, because it isn't intended to be a form of camping. It's intended to be a private hotel. We do still use the coach for "camping". We spend local weekends in the woods and don't spend much time in it other than sleeping. So, I see it divided by use more than equipment type.
tragusa3 06/04/19 08:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chaser and Chasee

What was your reasoning for the decision?
tragusa3 06/04/19 08:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Driving 32' motorhome from Durango to Silverton

The Million Dollar Highway Clear Lake Community Off Road Adventure I hope it is okay that I post these links. We stayed in Mineral Creek and are in the middle of posting a video series on our stay there. Hope it gives you some insight. We will return there many, many times in the future. When you see the crowd in the camping area, realize this was July 4th week. I wouldn't hesitate to drive that section of road. However, the section from Silverton to Ouray is a different animal.
tragusa3 06/03/19 07:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: MPG for Various Class A Motorhomes

2004 winnebago 8.1 gas and 22.5 tires. If I stay 60 to 65 I get 8 or 9. If I drive 75 I get 5 or 6. When I'm parked at the beach I don't use any gas. I like to stay at 65. I like to stay parked at the beach! :)
tragusa3 06/03/19 02:24pm Class A Motorhomes
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