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  • OBZRV
    OBZRV :
    June 16My bad - read another post that talked about Wolf Creek Pass on 160 and ASSummed (you know what they say) it was on our route. 😳
    We are going east on 160 from Alamosa, CO to Denver. Any problems towing this route pulling a 34 ft 5er? Thank you!
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    • OBZRV
      Liz and Shorty Guptill June 16 We pulled over Wolf Creek to Colorado Springs with a 43' 5th Wheel Toyhauler and F350 Dually no problem.
    • OBZRV
      Lyle & Jan Huff June 16 The pass is significantly steep on either side (6.8% maximum grade) and it can be dangerous in winter. There is a 20 mph hair pin on the west side and the road narrows on the lower sections of the east side. There are two runaway ramps.  If you watch...  more
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      • OBZRV
        Lyle & Jan Huff June 16 Wolf Creek Pass is between Pagosa Springs and Alamosa, so you will miss that fun... LaVeta Pass is on your route but it is not a real concern. 
  • Ira & Sarah
    Ira & Sarah:
    June 14Heading for South Padre Island on Tuesday for about a week. Anyone gonna be in the area?
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    • Ira & Sarah
      Nathan & Cecilia June 14 I hope you’re not staying at the county park. I went last year and that place was terrible. They do not keep one thing up, stickers are every place. I will be there in a few months but this time at the KOA.
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      • Ira & Sarah
        Ira & Sarah June 14 We will not be right on Padre island. Gonna get away from crowd and go on short visits to island. Too crowded the closer you get. Will be about 30 minutes away.Hummingbird Cove.First time there but good reviews. Plus much less than beach area places.
      • Ira & Sarah
        FlamingoMoon Campers June 15 Did not find the county park that terrible
  • Ira & Sarah
    Ira & Sarah shared Finntastic 2+2's photo. June 14
  • Ron&Paula
    Ron&Paula:
    June 13 what type of water filtration is everyone using?
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    • Ron&Paula
      Judith & Mark June 14 Little blue Camco filter for whole house, Berkey Filter for drinking water,.
    • Ron&Paula
      Craig n Linda June 14 Getting Beech Lane dual system, considering Berky traveler for kitchen.
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      c&dyaker June 14 three filters paper - charcoal and ceramic for drinking water probably over kill because most city water flint excluded is fine
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      • Ron&Paula
        Craig n Linda June 14 Decided on Camco blue filter outside with Berkey Traveler in the kitchen.  Headed for Alaska, and priority is on staying healthy.
    • Ron&Paula
      FlamingoMoon Campers June 15 Bought a couple 10 inch containers and put a them in series, 5 micron filter in one and a Charcoal filter in the second one, works great for me, hang them on the side of the RV when in use and when traveling they hand on the wall in the basement.
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      • Ron&Paula
        Ron&Paula June 16 thats the direction i was headed.building a set up is cheaper the buying one.
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        Jim Cleaver Mon at 5:43 AM i have that setup but with clear housings so i can see the filter, and my regulator also in front
    • Ron&Paula
      Steve & Marci June 16 We use Clear Source water filtration system.
  • cruisin66
    cruisin66:
    June 13You don't have to unhook to sleep tn your rig. As for fuel stops, I like the app called Truckers Path which shows big rig fuel stops. It has info on fuel lanes, def, parking spots, restaurants, and reviews of the facility. Great app!
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      Gypsy Lass June 13 Thanks for sharing app !
  • Nancy & Jonathan
    Nancy & Jonathan :
    June 13We are getting ready to take our second adventure in our new 5th. In August we are going to PA, which is a much longer drive requiring us to stop for gas and an overnight. My questions are: 1- do we have to disconnect the RV from the truck in order to s...  more
    • Nancy & Jonathan
      Joe and Lori June 13 Stay connected, if you're running a generator you may want to unplug from the truck. (Remember to reconnect in the morning). Fuel stops, there's Sheetz, pilot, speedway. Not all will be accommodating, most are newer and spacious. Even some Costco will wor...  more
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      • Nancy & Jonathan
        Nancy & Jonathan June 13 Delaware Water Gap KOA for a big family reunion.  Leaving from Central NH
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      JVBV June 13 If you're truck is gas, then you'll have to quickly recon the highway exit for gas stations that you can maneuver into and out of.  If, diesel - then no worries - just go to truck stops!  Our first F-250 was gas and we'd have to go through that ...  more
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      • Nancy & Jonathan
        Darren and Cathy June 13 How do you fill up with a high volume diesel pump ? I tried it once with my Ram and the diesel fuel blew out all over me and the truck .
    • Nancy & Jonathan
      Mark and Nga June 13 If you are going to be RV'ing more and more consider an Auxiliary Fuel Tank. We have a 50 gallon one from Transfer Flow in the bed of our truck. Works great, fills the main tank as I drive.
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      • Nancy & Jonathan
        Nancy & Jonathan June 13 That is really cool!  We have a gas truck, so that sounds like a great solution.  We can go about 270 - 300 miles on our 34 gal tank, so another 50 gal would get us anywhere we could drive in a day.
    • Nancy & Jonathan
      Dwight59102 June 13 I will unhook so my trailer can level up but I don't move my truck. In the morning I just raise the jacks and I am hooked up again. 
    • Nancy & Jonathan
      Nancy & Jonathan June 13 Thank you so much everyone.  Very helpful advice!
  • c&dyaker
    c&dyaker :
    June 10we are planning to go from Tucson through Albuquerque on our return East. I usually review my route using Rand Mcnally’s truckers atlas. Not being in Tucson now my GPS is no help. I used to use Good Sam but since they dropped Rand in favor of Microsoft I ...  more
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    • c&dyaker
      JVBV June 10 Like many I use a couple tools. I have a truckers atlas that list all low overheads by state. The app "RVparky, has decent maps with extensive filters to control what you see. Turning on truck stops and seeing them on your desired route will give you conf...  more
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      • c&dyaker
        c&dyaker June 10 thanks but for the once a year problem i would rather stay on known roads unless i can get an experienced rv’er familiar with route i’ll state on interstate add a day and plan accordingly. i am not in a hurry
    • c&dyaker
      SGM & Mrs G June 10 rand is still available and if you have a GSGPS, it will still load the files. here is the web site  http://tripmaker.randmcnally.com/
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      • c&dyaker
        c&dyaker June 10 i use that site but unlike previous tie in with Good Sam it doesn’t take. into account the rig
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        Deb and Ed Smith June 12 Do you know if it considers roads that are closed either to construction or flooding like we had heading north this spring?  We found we almost needed each state's 511 app to find which roads were closed.
    • c&dyaker
      SGM & Mrs G June 11 no, but it is nearly the only way to load files (planned trips) in to the GS (Rand) GPS
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      • c&dyaker
        c&dyaker June 11 interesting but i stoped loafing trips because the lord added trip and gps calculated trip isn’t always the same. i just use it for an overview before double checking
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      SJ_Cruisin June 12 Google shows the quickest route (1hr diff) is 10 & 25. It's 18mi more than up through ShowLow and wouldn't have the grade changes
    • c&dyaker
      Judith & Mark June 14 You do NOT want to take 60 from Phoenix area to Globe!  Narrow, curvy, construction.
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      • c&dyaker
        SGM & Mrs G June 14 I can agree with the curvy sometimes a bit narrow, not sure about the construction (it has been a while) - but how else would you get to Globe from Phx?
      • c&dyaker
        c&dyaker June 14 i am going from Tucson on 77 or not.

        I don’t know about on line maps from rand but Gps often says construction ahead some times it’s even correct
  • Gypsy Lass
    Gypsy Lass:
    June 9Hope this doesn’t dbl post...anyone have experience with a Banks speed brake. Particularly on a diesel? It seems like money well spent when out in steep grades. Thanks for any feedback
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    • Gypsy Lass
      rvericksons June 10 Gypsy Lass, your '04 F250 has tow/haul grade braking, but I doubt that it has an exhaust brake, unless someone added an aftermarket one. If they had there would be controls for it somewhere on the dash.
    • Gypsy Lass
      Gypsy Lass June 11 Thanks for the input rvericksons I was just reading up on that particular feature yesterday which makes sense that’s what I engaged on my downhill into NC. I know it doesn’t have an AM exhaust brake. Thank you!
    • Gypsy Lass
      KurtO June 12 Gypsy Lass, I have read your comments and questions with great interest.  You are really doing your homework.  My old 2006 F350 did not have the engine braking but my 2016 does!  Sounded like your situation in NC was the gears coming down o...  more
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      • Gypsy Lass
        Gypsy Lass June 12 KurtO ...thank you! Yes I am a research nerd but it has served me well and cost me when I didn’t put in the effort. I may not understand all that I uncover but I can hold my own a bit better and we all know women have to be more careful when it comes to a...  more
    • Gypsy Lass
      KurtO June 12 Gutsy Lass, just keep asking questions when you don’t know.  If I can ever help, just pm me.  Have done a lot with my trailers.
    • Gypsy Lass
      KurtO June 12 Gypsy Lass.  Spell check converted to gutsy.  Sorry about that.
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      • Gypsy Lass
        Gypsy Lass June 12 Hahaha I actually like that version and may steal it lol....thanks for the kind offer I sincerely appreciate it!
      • Gypsy Lass
        KurtO June 12 Lol
  • Denise Michaelsen
    Denise Michaelsen:
    June 9Has anyone towed a fifth wheel using 90 to 5 via the bypass around Seattle WA? We have a 38’ footer...we hear it should be fine....
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    • Denise Michaelsen
      OBZRV June 9 We are there right now. Do you mean 90 to 405 to 5 (staying east of Seattle)? This is a very busy stretch of road but no problems towing through there.
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      rvericksons June 9 If u are talking about I 90 over Snoqualmie Pass, no problem.
      Have done it many times. 39' 18k pounds.
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    • Denise Michaelsen
      Denise Michaelsen June 9 Yes..exactly!  Thanks!
  • SGM & Mrs G
    SGM & Mrs G :
    June 9Doing some maintenance and discovered a blown inner seal, thus a mess in the brakes. Debating on replacing the whole assembly with self adjusting - anyone have experience with this type of brake assembly? The axle's are LCI 5200, 12x2
    • SGM & Mrs G
      Mark and Nga June 9 Self adjusting are nice. We had all the seals fail on both axles. Replaced with larger drums, bearing set, and brake pads. Got costly so now we'll get it serviced more often.
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      • SGM & Mrs G
        SGM & Mrs G June 9 thanks for the info Mark & Nga (not sure who responded)
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      Mark & JoAnn June 9 Go ahead and replace them with disk brakes, they will stop the RV much faster. EVERYONE that I have meet that did it LOVES them. Well worth the money.
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      • SGM & Mrs G
        Seabreeze June 9 Yes I agree after loosing brakes twice I went to discs. Well worth it far superior to drum brakes. It takes about a second and a half to activate then the trailer literally stops the truck! What a difference.
        Al
      • SGM & Mrs G
        SGM & Mrs G June 9 Mark, Seabreeze - Not sure of the life of the trailer with me, so watching the budget while keeping things safe.