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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-27-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,264
Posted By RPreeb
Since I don't drive a big motor home, just a 24...

Since I don't drive a big motor home, just a 24 foot TT with an F-150, I've never seen a need to pay the premium for an RV specific GPS. I use a Garmin Nuvi 2639 ($136.99 at Amazon right now), which...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-24-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 17,135
Posted By RPreeb
+1 for this^^ Each click on the + or - is...

+1 for this^^

Each click on the + or - is one mph. It's so easy to just click it up a couple when passing, or click down a couple when being passed.

Or those who for some unfathomable reason...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-24-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,315
Posted By RPreeb
After owning a couple of SUV's, I can't imagine...

After owning a couple of SUV's, I can't imagine stepping back down to a sedan. I can't really see an upside to it, except maybe for fuel efficiency, and many SUV's are doing very well in that...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-21-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 17,135
Posted By RPreeb
Yep. And on a fairly busy interstate, me at 65...

Yep. And on a fairly busy interstate, me at 65 in a 75 zone is going to be taking longer just to get around the semi. Adding an additional couple of truck lengths to that is going to inspire those...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 12-20-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 836
Views: 124,798
Posted By RPreeb
The view from our last campsite this year: ...

The view from our last campsite this year:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-bMmzHDs/0/37eaeddc/XL/i-bMmzHDs-XL.jpg

Plus some critters from that trip:

Large:...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 12-20-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 836
Views: 124,798
Posted By RPreeb
Great photo!

Great photo!
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-20-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,641
Posted By RPreeb
I have it.... never used it (24 foot towing...

I have it.... never used it (24 foot towing length). At first I thought "Hey... Cool!" But after backing the old fashioned way a couple of times, that changed to "Why bother?" :confused: I still...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-27-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,847
Posted By RPreeb
I run in tow/haul in the mountains, but out on...

I run in tow/haul in the mountains, but out on the plains I use standard mode. I will occasionally lock out 6th gear myself if running through some hills, but I rarely have to do that. In the...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-13-2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By RPreeb
Monument Hill is infamous for traffic trouble in...

Monument Hill is infamous for traffic trouble in winter weather. You were pretty lucky to get through at all if it was a bad one.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-11-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By RPreeb
Just one correction - Monument Hill is 15 miles...

Just one correction - Monument Hill is 15 miles north of Colorado Springs, but it isn't anything like a typical mountain pass. Just a short climb and descent on a good freeway.

And the Mt. Evans...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-29-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By RPreeb
We use Discover for almost everything, but I...

We use Discover for almost everything, but I carry a Visa for those rare occasions (Costco is one) when Discover isn't accepted. I use the Discover cash back applied to my Amazon purchases.
...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-28-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By RPreeb
I use the Husky Centerline TS - works great. Any...

I use the Husky Centerline TS - works great. Any of the others mentioned should probably do the job too, most at more cost.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-28-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By RPreeb
Some road surfaces will make it feel like it's...

Some road surfaces will make it feel like it's porpoising even when there is no fault in your setup. Just the spacing of the expansion joints and how they wear. I've been on highways where it...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-27-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,800
Posted By RPreeb
Northern Tool sells the Powerhorse 2000w inverter...

Northern Tool sells the Powerhorse 2000w inverter generator for $560 (52db to 61db). Mine runs great, and comes already equipped with the connectors for running 2 connected.

I think that going...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-27-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,369
Posted By RPreeb
Quick answer - Anderson levelers, they are self...

Quick answer - Anderson levelers, they are self chocking. I love them, easiest method I've found - even my usually cheapskate brother-in-law bought them for his camper and swears by them.
...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-27-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,696
Posted By RPreeb
I use this spatter screen from Oxo - easy to...

I use this spatter screen from Oxo - easy to clean. Available from Amazon.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/914hAqwMGcL._SL1500_.jpg
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-26-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,795
Posted By RPreeb
This, plus when I'm being passed by a longer RV...

This, plus when I'm being passed by a longer RV or tractor trailer rig, I'll flash my lights for him once he's clear to let him know that it's safe to move back over. I always appreciate this when a...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-06-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,528
Posted By RPreeb
Floyd Hill is infamous for the number of semi...

Floyd Hill is infamous for the number of semi wrecks on the curve at the bottom. A number of years ago they stretched that curve out a bit to make it a bit easier, but you still want to be no more...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-06-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,106
Posted By RPreeb
Agree! Why would people make the effort to get...

Agree! Why would people make the effort to get away from civilization only to light up like an amusement park? We use our outside (under awning rope) lights sparingly, just when we are away from...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-05-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 16,755
Posted By RPreeb
Apparently there are differing options available...

Apparently there are differing options available on the XLT. My 2016 has the backup camera (with zoom that makes backing up to hook up the TT a snap) and manstep tailgate, power heated seats with...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-05-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,981
Posted By RPreeb
A welder? In the RV? Now I've seen everything. ...

A welder? In the RV? Now I've seen everything. I don't mean to kid you but I'm 70 and I've never seen a need to own a welder even at home, much less on the road. Seems to me that the space and...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-27-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By RPreeb
The logical route is US 2 all the way? Never...

The logical route is US 2 all the way? Never made that drive, but I know that in North Dakota with all the oil workers, some RV parks might be harder to get into in the western part of the state. ...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-27-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 16,755
Posted By RPreeb
You are doing it right, while I just got lucky. ...

You are doing it right, while I just got lucky. I didn't even know that I should be asking questions (yeah... I'm not actually stupid, just not always as foresighted as I might be :facepalm: ). I...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-27-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,374
Posted By RPreeb
My Husky Centerline has a 200 pound range on the...

My Husky Centerline has a 200 pound range on the bars. For my 5500 max TT, I went with the 800-1000 bars, because the numbers work out that at 15% of 5500, I could conceivably be at as much as 825...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-25-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 16,755
Posted By RPreeb
Also, dry tongue weight does NOT include battery...

Also, dry tongue weight does NOT include battery or LP tanks. This is why I use 15% of the max trailer weight for my tongue/cargo capacity on my tow vehicle. If I stay below that them I should be...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-25-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,873
Posted By RPreeb
I level then slide. With just a rear slide,...

I level then slide. With just a rear slide, there is no way that running the slide out is going to significantly affect leveling.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-23-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 16,755
Posted By RPreeb
With those numbers you could easily end up over...

With those numbers you could easily end up over your vehicle's payload capacity with almost no actual cargo (15% of 10,000 is 1500 lbs). You said that you are looking at this F-150: "I am on my way...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-22-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 16,755
Posted By RPreeb
If I were you, I would try to keep dry weight...

If I were you, I would try to keep dry weight down to 5000 or less. That would put your traveling weight at ~7000 max (and shoot for less if you can). No matter what the tow rating of your F-150,...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-13-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,974
Posted By RPreeb
I tow a 5500 lb TT with the same F-150 that you...

I tow a 5500 lb TT with the same F-150 that you spec in your post (see my sig). It was adequate with not WDH, but with the Husky Centerline TS hitch that I put on this week, it pulls effortlessly,...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-13-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By RPreeb
X213. Sleeps 6. Dry weight is 4219 - max weight...

X213. Sleeps 6. Dry weight is 4219 - max weight 5500.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-11-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,214
Posted By RPreeb
I was looking at extension cords in Home Depot...

I was looking at extension cords in Home Depot yesterday, and one said 10 gauge, but only 15 amp and 300 volt, the same as the 12 gauge cord in the next bin. Seemed odd to me that both wire sizes...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-11-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,328
Posted By RPreeb
It's $2.23 for mid grade at the Co-Op pump here...

It's $2.23 for mid grade at the Co-Op pump here in town, and that's the only gas pump for 20 miles. I rarely buy gas anyplace else unless I'm on the road, and I haven't been farther than Denver for...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-11-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,670
Posted By RPreeb
We are visiting Iowa two weeks before Memorial...

We are visiting Iowa two weeks before Memorial weekend (we head home on the 21st). Had no problems getting reservations for 3 nights each at at Pine Lake and Elk Rock (the second one is over the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-01-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,362
Posted By RPreeb
24' camping trailer. F-150 TV. Don't need or...

24' camping trailer. F-150 TV. Don't need or want any more. :cool:
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-27-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,418
Posted By RPreeb
Curious why you list Tundra and Tacoma, but not...

Curious why you list Tundra and Tacoma, but not Ford, Chevy, or Ram 1/2 ton pickups?
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-25-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,292
Posted By RPreeb
Thanks. That's more or less what I'm figuring...

Thanks. That's more or less what I'm figuring on. I'm 280 lbs, so I should be able to give it enough to do the job just by leaning hard. :D
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-24-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,292
Posted By RPreeb
Husky Centerline TS Torque Specs?

For anyone who has installed one of these, I have a question. When mounting the hitch head on the shank, it calls for torquing the 3/4" bolts to 380 ft-lbs That is an exceptionally high torque...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-17-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,406
Posted By RPreeb
That's called having a conversation. Sometimes...

That's called having a conversation. Sometimes conversations wander a bit, but as long as they get back on track, I don't see why it's an issue.

When we lived in a southwest Denver suburb, we...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-17-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Poll: Poll on GPS
Views: 1,680
Posted By RPreeb
Garmin because they have their act together...

Garmin because they have their act together better than anyone else. Quarterly map updates (if you have one with lifetime maps), what little I've needed it, the traffic seems fairly accurate too. I...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-17-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,466
Posted By RPreeb
While it won't keep you as dry as being inside...

While it won't keep you as dry as being inside the RV, it beats the alternative of no awning at all. We like sitting under the awning during a rain shower. Makes for a nice outdoorsy feeling while...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-16-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 63,920
Posted By RPreeb
The only problem with your comparison is that...

The only problem with your comparison is that extra gasoline can be carried with you by simply filling a couple of 5 gallon cans . It's a lot harder to carry extra juice for an EV. Seems to me that...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 04-14-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,467
Posted By RPreeb
Kayaking and Kayak Fishing

I was going to revive an older thread (only about 9 months), but the forum setting won't let that happen, so I'll start a new one. I am buying and Ascend H12 Hybrid fishing kayak from Bass Pro Shop....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-14-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11,123
Views: 1,432,389
Posted By RPreeb
This spring I have bought: Progressive...

This spring I have bought:

Progressive Industries 30a portable EMS
50a to 30a dog bone
Andersen Levelers

Plus several other odds and ends needed to get the new TT ready for a shakedown...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-11-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By RPreeb
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-11-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,492
Posted By RPreeb
Would that more people would figure this out. ...

Would that more people would figure this out. Just because you were unprepared for your planned exit (or for any turn on surface streets) doesn't mean that you have to do something stupid to jump...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-10-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By RPreeb
I wish they would post a price somewhere. I like...

I wish they would post a price somewhere. I like the idea of it, but I really don't want to jump in without knowing the cost first.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-10-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,018
Posted By RPreeb
Those words may not be as random as they appear. ...

Those words may not be as random as they appear. They are often included to make the document show up on search engine results which have little or nothing to do with the document itself, just to...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-09-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By RPreeb
Most solar RV panels are in the 100 watt range,...

Most solar RV panels are in the 100 watt range, so to equal the small 1000 watt generator you would need 10 100 watt panels. And that's only if they are in direct sun - any shade and the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-09-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,018
Posted By RPreeb
We just sold our Forest River popup this week on...

We just sold our Forest River popup this week on Craig's List. The guy drove 2 hours from Denver to make the deal, and paid cash. We probably undercharged ($4500 for a 2012 model) because we simply...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-08-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,337
Posted By RPreeb
He is saying that 97% of the incidents which are...

He is saying that 97% of the incidents which are stopped by victims are done so by those who are NOT armed. Only 3% are stopped by armed victims. It basically says that being armed with a gun isn't...
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