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RE: My 350/3500 is just too big to fit between the lines!

I can make her fit in a tight spot...but I usually go out towards the end and don't worry if I'm exact because there are 10 open spots between me and the next vehicle.
valhalla360 08/19/19 07:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Emergency escape thoughts...

Probably just stand up and walk out...assuming you have working legs still. Have you ever seen a MH roll over crash...they usually disintegrate.
valhalla360 08/19/19 06:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do we or don't we?

1. Health insurance - solutions? 2. Financial - income is going to drop A LOT! Now what? 3. Homestead - giving up a homestead, where are we resident? 4. Loss on the new TT, but truck was bought used at a good price. 5. Can we truly live as nomads? Suggestions, thoughts, honest opinions? 1. Go out and get some quotes. 2. You do have a household budget...correct? If not get on one now, so you have a good idea of what your expenses are and you can estimate future expenses better. (5th grade math, you can do it) 3. You are legally a resident of your last established residency until you establish a new one. If you are worried about mail, you can use a mail forwarding service. 4. Search for similar vehicles for sale and assume actual sales prices will be 20-30% below what they are listing (you might get more but you want to be conservative. 5. Sure...with the exception of your wife's condition. You don't need to share her medical details but if she's on disability, can she really handle the stairs and help you setting up the RV?
valhalla360 08/14/19 12:57am Full-time RVing
RE: Vanhool 45’ Electric Motorcoach. For the conversion crowd.

The school bus option is interesting. That would be a good option for electric drivetrain. Even in rural areas, most bus routes are capped at around an hour, so even a 60 mile range gives you sufficient capacity. Then the bus goes back to a yard where it can be plugged in to top up before the next run. If you are worried about longer range field trips, keep 5-10% of the fleet as diesel to cover that need. With operating ranges topping out (with the extra large battery pack) at around 200 miles, use as an RV seems pretty questionable.
valhalla360 08/14/19 12:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How High???

Look at the brochure...that should give you a pretty good idea. Problem is branches at campgrounds rarely have posted heights.
valhalla360 08/14/19 12:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Truck Caps

I've had both caps and covers. The covers seem to last about 2-3yrs and then need to be replaced as they wear out. Caps, I prefer the aluminum ones. They may not look as pretty but in a pinch, I could remove it by myself or do it easy with 1 other person (don't have to be particularly strong either). Had a fiberglass that I hated because it took at least 3 people to lift on and off.
valhalla360 08/08/19 01:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 7.3L gas power numbers

Lol Valhalla. Cmon man. You know better than that, or you've never driven a diesel with 2x or more the torque of the pickup in your sig line. That 2x more torque only matters if you run out and need more torque while in the lowest gear. If you are within limits, you won't run out of torque. Heck most people never fully utilize their diesel engine torque anyway. It's just that they like the feeling.
valhalla360 08/05/19 02:50am Tow Vehicles
Next time someone tells you you need a 1 ton dually

Just got back from Cambodia. Saw bigger heavier trailers...just didn't get a picture. height=400 width=400 And no he doesn't have trailer brakes. height=400 width=400 It was exciting when the tuktuks came to a stop light. They would simply steer into the oncoming traffic knowing they really couldn't stop.
valhalla360 08/04/19 10:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: proper hook up procedure?

Trailer brakes need the wheel to turn a bit to engage, so that's not viable. Use chocks but realistically, unless you get crazy slamming into the trailer, it's not an issue.
valhalla360 08/04/19 09:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford 7.3L gas power numbers

I'm use to 900 Tq....don't know if I can go back to almost half of that :( Just drop down a gear or two...the rear axle will never know the difference. Unless you are pushing the very upper limits of the tow ratings and doing lots of mountain driving...the modern gas engines are overkill (diesel is just more overkill). Ughhh! It does’t work like that! Ughhh...actually that's exactly how it works.
valhalla360 08/04/19 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How much would you pay?

There would be some funky engineering for the tow bar to be able to push though. Neat idea though. With the car in towing mode, you could simply apply 75% of the power needed to compensate for the steepness of the hill. This way the tow bars would always be under tension but would reduce the load on the MH engine by 2500-3000lb. On the downhill, you could engage the regenerative braking to help slow down the rig and top up the battery.
valhalla360 08/04/19 08:57pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Cookbooks for young cooks

Assuming she is under adult supervision, no need for special children's cook books.
valhalla360 08/04/19 01:39am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Ford 7.3L gas power numbers

I'm use to 900 Tq....don't know if I can go back to almost half of that :( Just drop down a gear or two...the rear axle will never know the difference. Unless you are pushing the very upper limits of the tow ratings and doing lots of mountain driving...the modern gas engines are overkill (diesel is just more overkill).
valhalla360 08/04/19 01:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 7.3L gas power numbers

In my co-workers case, it wasn't that the $8k upfront cost was too expensive for him since he gladly spent $11k on another option for the truck. It is just that the bells and whistles option was more important to him than towing performance and fuel efficient option. Both are options on the truck just as anything else, it just matters which is more important to you. This is why I never understand how people who have high trim level gasers say that the diesel option is too expensive. If their reason was that they don't want a diesel option then that is fine, but don't say that it is too expensive of an option when you are willing to pay even more for another option. It doesn't make any sense. I would choose the diesel option with the base trim level over a gaser with a high trim level, but my priorities are different. But top of line trim plus diesel isn't $11k's $19k more.
valhalla360 08/04/19 01:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: How much would you pay?

Unless they could somehow dominate the TOAD market, you are probably looking at a $10k upgrade which would make it too expensive to be viable. Much simpler and cheaper to take it to a shop for after market outfitting.
valhalla360 08/04/19 01:25am Dinghy Towing
RE: Ford 7.3L V8 Power Numbers & They Are Lower Than We Thought!

They have to be careful not to blow away the diesels. Yes, it's technologically possible to have the gas engine outperform the diesel engines but since it has a much lower markup, they don't want to cannibalize diesel sales. That said, other than exhaust brake and a slight advantage at altitude due to turbo (which could be added to the gas engines if desired), the newish gas engines blow away the diesels from 15-20yrs ago..
valhalla360 08/04/19 01:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford 7.3L gas power numbers

If looking for a gasser I would check it out. Or for those who don't want the big up front cost of a diesel.
valhalla360 08/01/19 07:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth-Wheel Longevity?

They can be kept going pretty much forever...but eventually it's cheaper to replace than to repair. We replaced 20yr old trailer last year as it was time to redo the roof and for a little more, we could get a 10yr old model. Other than the roof (no rot just the rubber surface starting to fail), everything worked fine and was in good condition.
valhalla360 08/01/19 06:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV lifestyle...

I feel flattered that you are talking about me instead of the subject that's supposed to be fun. I just don't think you crystal ball is accurate though. Nothing bothers me that's not miserable or life-and-death. The observations of my friends is that I have an overflow of optimism and that I do find amusements on the mundane. I shed friends who are wet blankets and surround myself with people with sense of humor. I can't understand too why people find so much joy in being negative, full of hate and can't take out themselves from standing under their gloomy dark clouds. No worries. It doesn't bother me that you want to pretend not to be bothered by it.
valhalla360 08/01/19 01:31am RV Lifestyle
RE: RV lifestyle...

He did not say it bothered him. He said, "I just find it a little funny". Sometimes what is said doesn't match the message that was conveyed. If it didn't bother him, he likely wouldn't have posted about it.
valhalla360 07/31/19 09:49pm RV Lifestyle
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