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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-16-2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We have been using the Reese Dual Cam set up for...

We have been using the Reese Dual Cam set up for 3 or 4 years. It was easy to install and works well. Much less sway concerns than with the friction plate. I put it on myself in less than a hour....
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-31-2007, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,404
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We have been using a E-350 Ford Chateau for 29...

We have been using a E-350 Ford Chateau for 29 months. Lots of room and plenty of power with the v-10 and 4.10 RA. Did a trip through Nova Scotia last summer, covering about 4200 miles and averaged...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-01-2007, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,307
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We did Nova Scotia and New Brunswick last July. ...

We did Nova Scotia and New Brunswick last July. Went about 4200 miles with our v-10 van and tt. GCW was around 15,ooo lb by scales at first fill up. We averaged about 10.5 mpg when our ac didn't...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-01-2007, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,495
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
I replaced black and gray valves and gaskets...

I replaced black and gray valves and gaskets about 2 years. Cost was about $25 and it took me about 30-45 min. Coulld have been quicker, but I wasn't in a hurry.

Good luck.

Ivory Snatcher
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-03-2007, 07:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,952
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We have a 2005 E-350 with the v-10 and 4.10 RA. ...

We have a 2005 E-350 with the v-10 and 4.10 RA. We tow a TT weigh around 8000#. We get 8.6 to 10.9 mpg towing and around 14-16 without the TT.

We like our van and TT.

Good luck.

Frank
Forum: Just Conversation 12-09-2006, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,435
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
My wife and I have numerous mutual funds through...

My wife and I have numerous mutual funds through Fidelity and have had for around 20 years. I quit buying or selling through dealers like diandtom mentioned in the early 80's.

I wanted to buy...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-22-2006, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,264
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We stayed at home, babysat our granddaughter and...

We stayed at home, babysat our granddaughter and thought of days past. We also prayed for our son, who is in Afghanistan.

I try to wear my retired Army shirt and hat whenever possible.

Best...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 09-04-2006, 04:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,625
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We have found the Tricare Standard to be...

We have found the Tricare Standard to be excellent for the 8 months we have had it. The pharmacy part and their bill paying is much better than the insurance through my regular retirement. I really...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-03-2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,591
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We tow with a v-10 Ford with a 4.10 RA and the 5...

We tow with a v-10 Ford with a 4.10 RA and the 5 sp. auto. It is an 2005 E-350 van. I am sure the diesel gets better mileage but our gas power does OK. 8.5 mpg to 10.5 mpg towing and 13.5 to 16...
Forum: Full-Timers 09-01-2006, 03:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
I postponed my retirement for nine months last...

I postponed my retirement for nine months last year for a very good reason, I just can't remember why any more. I know that for everyday of those nine months I asked my self "WHY?"

Our first 8...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-01-2006, 03:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,382
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We were leaving our son's apartment two weeks...

We were leaving our son's apartment two weeks ago, he lived in Colonial Heights, VA. Accross the road was a flock of 20-30 wild turkeys foraging in the field. A few miles further along and we saw a...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-27-2006, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,074
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We tow our TT with a 2005 E-350 van with the v-10...

We tow our TT with a 2005 E-350 van with the v-10 and a 4.10 RA. Our TT weighs about 7800# loaded. We just came back from a 4100 mile trip through Nova Scotia and averaged about 9.5 mpg towing.
...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-21-2006, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,783
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
I had to replace the seal around our storage door...

I had to replace the seal around our storage door after about 2.5 years. Lowe's had the foam stripping and it cost about $5.00. I also took out the storage door frame and resealed that. The TT is...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-14-2006, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,667
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We just returned from a 4000+ mile trip with a...

We just returned from a 4000+ mile trip with a 29' TT using the Reese Dual Cam set up. There were no problems towing and only an occasional slight twitch when a large truck went by us. We have used...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-05-2006, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 782
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
While traveling through New Brunswick and Nova...

While traveling through New Brunswick and Nova Scotiafor about three weeks, I called the Ford Dealer in Truro, since it was the closest to us at the time. We had trouble with the A/C. By the time...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-05-2006, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 782
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
While traveling through New Brunswick and Nova...

While traveling through New Brunswick and Nova Scotiafor about three weeks, I called the Ford Dealer in Truro, since it was the closest to us at the time. We had trouble with the A/C. By the time...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-21-2006, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
I have been there 4 or 5 times but have not...

I have been there 4 or 5 times but have not overnighted there. It is easy to reach and you can see it off the east side of the highway. It can be busy with traffic in the area, but not when you get...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 06-14-2006, 03:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,292
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
I got a form letter in the mail Monday about this...

I got a form letter in the mail Monday about this from the VA. It said to keep this letter because it answers some questions about this theft and what to do.

Good luck.

Frank
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-14-2006, 03:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 923
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
I agree. I have never found a reason to use the...

I agree. I have never found a reason to use the outer belt rather than going directly through the city. Shouldn't be difficult at all unless the orange barrels are out.

Good luck.

Frank
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-14-2006, 03:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,110
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
I have sold the last two trucks we've owned...

I have sold the last two trucks we've owned myself. Actually, they sold themselves. Both times, people that worked for me asked about buying my truck before I was really ready to sell. I sold to...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 06-09-2006, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,576
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
I think Jimmy was last seen in the company of...

I think Jimmy was last seen in the company of Elvis going to the World Cup in cognito.

Frank
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-15-2006, 03:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,205
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
I remember about 5-6 years ago, while I was...

I remember about 5-6 years ago, while I was attending a meeting in Iowa City, IA., intermediate grade gas was cheaper than regular unleaded. It had 10% Ethanol/corn. The rental I had ran fine on...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-06-2006, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,875
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
I put Air-Lift bags on an F-150 a few years ago...

I put Air-Lift bags on an F-150 a few years ago and what a difference it made. I still never exceeded the ratings but was much more stable and felt better pulling our TT. I don't think I ever put...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-24-2006, 03:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,090
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
The Shell station at US33 and Ohio 540,...

The Shell station at US33 and Ohio 540, Bellefontaine, OH, had $2.72.9 for regular yesterday. Most stations in Marysville, OH had gas for $2.79.9 yesterday. Don't know the diesel prices, but most...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-08-2006, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,932
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
I used to carry water in our holding tank,...

I used to carry water in our holding tank, keeping it 1/2 or so full. The Hot water heater also carries 6 gallons. Now, if we are going on an extended trip, I carry one or two 2.5 gal. containers...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-03-2006, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,932
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We ordered an E-350, v-10, 4.10 RA, Chateau and...

We ordered an E-350, v-10, 4.10 RA, Chateau and got it a year ago. It has been great. It seats 7 but the seats are easily removable to haul bigger things. We have 9750 miles on it now. It is not...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 04-02-2006, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,625
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
I would think an internet search for Tricare...

I would think an internet search for Tricare would give you a lot of information about the Tricare plans. I ordered some brochures about the options and they do an adequate job of discussing the...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-18-2006, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,216
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We are using a Verizon PC5740 using VCAccess. It...

We are using a Verizon PC5740 using VCAccess. It has unlimited minutes and, so far, we have had no problems. It inserts into the laptop and was very easy to install. The cost is $59.95/mo. We...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-18-2006, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,245
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We have the v-10 in our 2005 E-350 van. It seems...

We have the v-10 in our 2005 E-350 van. It seems to do very well. Ours has just over 9700 miles. Picked it up last April 2nd. We have taken it on two bigger trips with our TT, weighing around...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-18-2006, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,619
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We have a 2001 HR Alumascape and haven't had much...

We have a 2001 HR Alumascape and haven't had much trouble. We had a 97 HR Alumascape and had nothing but problems for about 1.5 years. HR and our servicing dealer were very good about the repairs. ...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 03-05-2006, 12:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,088
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
Just turned sixty. US Army AD 71-79 and USAR for...

Just turned sixty. US Army AD 71-79 and USAR for 14+ years. A dentist. Wouldn't let me have live weapons often so I keep my own. Our son is in the USAR.

I was proud to serve in any capacity....
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 02-09-2006, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,544
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
I installed a Prodigy in my Ford E-350 in about...

I installed a Prodigy in my Ford E-350 in about 15 minutes. You can get a brand specific wiring harness from CW and I assume other places. The newer model vehicles have a plug if the trailer towing...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-05-2006, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,773
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
I passed two in two days about 4 or 5 years ago. ...

I passed two in two days about 4 or 5 years ago. The first one on the way home from a dinner. The second time I went to the emergency room. Passed the second stone while they kept taking x-rays to...
Forum: Just Conversation 01-24-2006, 12:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,475
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We've been married 37 years and started in the...

We've been married 37 years and started in the Army where we could rent TT's. Then we didn't do much for a few years except for me with the Army. Started doing it again about 23 years ago. I...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-18-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,451
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We use a E-350 Ford van with the v-10. Guess it...

We use a E-350 Ford van with the v-10. Guess it is 1 ton.

Frank
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-15-2006, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,754
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We moved to Verizon three months ago. We use the...

We moved to Verizon three months ago. We use the Broadband card in our laptop and arehappy with it so far. At home(central Ohio) it has been great. Coming to Florida and being in central Florida...
Forum: RV'ing On A Budget 01-12-2006, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,154
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We did the "Gone South" routine. So far, so...

We did the "Gone South" routine. So far, so good.

Frank
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-12-2006, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,335
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We just spent 2 weeks at Manatee Hammock...

We just spent 2 weeks at Manatee Hammock Campground South of Titusville, Fl., and near Cape Canaveral. It was very nice. It has about 180 spots including tent areas. It is part of Brevard Co. All...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-12-2006, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,335
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We just spent 2 weeks at Manatee Hammock...

We just spent 2 weeks at Manatee Hammock Campground South of Titusville, Fl., and near Cape Canaveral. It was very nice. It has about 180 spots including tent areas. It is part of Brevard Co. All...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-10-2006, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We changed to Motorist Mutual about 2.5 years...

We changed to Motorist Mutual about 2.5 years ago. We have home, auto and RV with them. We did have USAA (for 26 years)until 9 years ago when they told us they would insure our new home until after...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-05-2006, 04:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,699
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
Thanks, Mike, I will try it. Frank

Thanks, Mike, I will try it.

Frank
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-04-2006, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,699
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
How hard is it to replace the DSI part of an...

How hard is it to replace the DSI part of an Atwood WH? Or do I have to replace the whole unit? Ours works with electrcity but the DSI burned out. Toasted the wires around the WH on the gas valve...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-18-2005, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,504
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
After digging away about 6" of top soil (clay in...

After digging away about 6" of top soil (clay in this region), we put in #2 gravel (up to around 6" in size). Drove over it with the truck and garden tractor for a few days then had some 3/4"...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-27-2005, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,492
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
A very similar incident happened to my wife at an...

A very similar incident happened to my wife at an auto dealership. She drove from her work to look at some vehicles. The salesman walked her out to an older, used vehicle and announced to her that...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-09-2005, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,427
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We got a v-10 in a E-350 van with the 4.10 RA. ...

We got a v-10 in a E-350 van with the 4.10 RA. The TT weighs around 7500# and the van weighs about 7000# loaded with people and equipment. It only has about 4700 miles on it. We got 8.4 mpg as the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-23-2005, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,764
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We have a 2001 27sks Alumascape TT with the...

We have a 2001 27sks Alumascape TT with the rivets and no problems. Had a 97 or 98 before with no problems.

Good luck.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-17-2005, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,572
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We use Motorists Mutual through an Independant...

We use Motorists Mutual through an Independant agent. Had Nationwide for about 6.5 years. They got way too high for no claims. Homeowners went through the roof.
We used USAA for nearly 26...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-04-2005, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,636
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
We just returned from our son's new apartment...

We just returned from our son's new apartment near Petersburg, VA. About 20 miles from exiting the highway Friday evening, 3 lanes of traffic were brought to a standstill. After about 25 min. of...
Forum: iRV2.com International Rally 06-26-2005, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,740
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
Linda and I would like to thank everyone that...

Linda and I would like to thank everyone that made this rally, our first, so enjoyable. So many nice people and so many new friends. Our special gratitude is for Rick, John and all who made this so...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-18-2005, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,175
Posted By Ivory Snatcher
I carry two peices for each wheel on one side of...

I carry two peices for each wheel on one side of the TT. I used 2x10x12-14" times two and one 2x10x50. Thus,I can raise one side 3 or so inches as needed or raise both sides if muddy or too low. I...
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