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Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-28-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,336
Posted By Duoglide1
BTDT

In 2016 I was in the same boat in Chanute KS and had a CDL appt in Texas. I quickly drove 150 miles & hooked up our HitchHiker and went south. I was very gentle with the skinny pedal, did not keep a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-28-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,389
Posted By Duoglide1
Several folks I know used Shade Pro in YUMA and...

Several folks I know used Shade Pro in YUMA and seemed to be happy.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-28-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By Duoglide1
We became leaseholders at the Saguaro SKP co-op...

We became leaseholders at the Saguaro SKP co-op in Benson Az 2 years ago and this is home base for us. We have a large lot with a casita and a wonderful community. It allows us to go and come as we...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-28-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By Duoglide1
One of the big reasons we bailed out of our 45í...

One of the big reasons we bailed out of our 45í Monaco was the fact that quite often we could not get into state or national parks. We usually ended up in a RV park or ďresortĒ near where we wanted...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-23-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By Duoglide1
We did not drive it from ELP although that...

We did not drive it from ELP although that blacktop is fairly new. We dropped down from Deming and stayed at Poncho Villa state park in Columbus in October. Great little park but only water &...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-18-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,441
Posted By Duoglide1
Have you looked at any of the Escapees Co-ops? ...

Have you looked at any of the Escapees Co-ops? We stayed at many but really liked Saguaro in Benson Az. It is not a mobile home park but an RV community. If we feel like traveling we can go but if...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-18-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,547
Posted By Duoglide1
I donít recall the brand I pulled out of our...

I donít recall the brand I pulled out of our HitchHiker but I replaced it with the Dometic 320 and have been very happy with it for the last two years. The old waterline was on the left and I had to...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-05-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By Duoglide1
I have added an additional valve on the end of my...

I have added an additional valve on the end of my pipe. I then put the twist on cap on that valve. I can remove the cap and hook up the slinky. THEN I open that valve before the black valve. No...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-05-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,506
Posted By Duoglide1
All of the commercial parks here in South Fork...

All of the commercial parks here in South Fork are wide open-everybody went back to Texas. Also all forest service campgrounds will be open for a while yet. No color yet but the aspens will be...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-07-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,843
Posted By Duoglide1
Going that direction you canít tell if itís...

Going that direction you canít tell if itís uphill or just more west Texas wind!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-10-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,451
Posted By Duoglide1
Mine is a 2012 with a GW of 17.4k and I just paid...

Mine is a 2012 with a GW of 17.4k and I just paid $125.25 for new tags.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-09-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,451
Posted By Duoglide1
My F350 truck could have been licensed for...

My F350 truck could have been licensed for 10000lbs or 14000lbs. 10k was cheaper but would have been a large fine if caught over that-I chose to pay for the 14K. That was in Livingston TX so Polk...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-30-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By Duoglide1
No clearance issues on any part of that route....

No clearance issues on any part of that route. Stop at the top and check your equipment then keep your speed in check coming down. It does go to two lane on the east side but a beautiful drive. There...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-25-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,273
Posted By Duoglide1
We had ours removed at NuWa and had a 3 burner...

We had ours removed at NuWa and had a 3 burner gas top put it. They still had the doors to match our cabinets and original hardware so made shelves for pots and pan storage. DW uses the convection...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-25-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,115
Posted By Duoglide1
Itís like Sturgis for bikers. Itís the one place...

Itís like Sturgis for bikers. Itís the one place you can see old friends from all over the country in a short period of time.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-24-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,037
Posted By Duoglide1
Donít know about this year but last year Bayfield...

Donít know about this year but last year Bayfield was high $ for everything. If you can make it over the hill Rainbow in South Fork has big truck pumps in back of station and a large parking area...
Forum: Powerstroke Engine Forum 05-08-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,879
Posted By Duoglide1
What brand of shocks to put on

See reason for delete.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-08-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,450
Posted By Duoglide1
Last year the Rio Grande flowed quite low above...

Last year the Rio Grande flowed quite low above South Fork. Now I understand the spillway is being redone and no water is being held back in the Rio Grande reservoir so it will be a crapshoot this...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-14-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,262
Posted By Duoglide1
Our G plan is Mutual of Omaha and itís ~$125 per...

Our G plan is Mutual of Omaha and itís ~$125 per month as it was based on my income the 2-3 years prior to retirement. Should go down some. Also we went with traditional Medicare, not M advantage....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-14-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 985
Posted By Duoglide1
Two of my friends just left Prude Ranch headed to...

Two of my friends just left Prude Ranch headed to BBNP and raved about the park. Havenít personally been there myself Iíll second a thumbs up for The Lost Alaskan in Alpine and back when we had the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-14-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,206
Posted By Duoglide1
Class B with airbrake endorsement in Texas is...

Class B with airbrake endorsement in Texas is correct. Itís not a CDL but same test. Avoid Garland office at all costs, theyíre idiots. Also note that there are only 25 cities (as of a year ago) that...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-25-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Duoglide1
East bound through El Paso

Iíve used it several times although always westbound. I prefer it over going through on I 10 due to the traffic mess. You will have a pretty decent pull going up over trans mountain but Iíve never...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-04-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By Duoglide1
But you have to give it to Brady when he called...

But you have to give it to Brady when he called ďReagan, ReaganĒ. Romo got it-run to the right. Trolling somebody!
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-21-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By Duoglide1
Like 2gypsies we like the county parks but if...

Like 2gypsies we like the county parks but if thatís not what your looking for weíve also stayed at Pioneer Park in Anthem off I 17. Itís on the north side but itís easy to go east or west with the...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-21-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By Duoglide1
We stay in South Fork every summer. Last year...

We stay in South Fork every summer. Last year there was some construction but only one major accident caused delay that I was aware of. It was shutdown for several hours on that one.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-14-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
Posted By Duoglide1
Good job. Another crisis narrowly averted!

Good job. Another crisis narrowly averted!
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-13-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Duoglide1
Stinky faucet water

I had same issues. Went to Home Depot and got the Oatey (sp?) Quick vent valves ~$13.00. They are the 2Ē-1 1/2 size. Unscrew the top and then unscrew yours and screw it in. The 2Ē is if you have a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-10-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
Posted By Duoglide1
RV Toilet Replacement

310 here with upgraded seat etc. Best one weíve had.
Edit to add: the water supply line is on opposite side of new toilet. I added a short extension using a ďshark biteĒ connection available at just...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-08-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,660
Posted By Duoglide1
One of our favorites is Farm Country outside of...

One of our favorites is Farm Country outside of Bandera. Actually closer to Medina. Sites are nose to tail so when you look out the window your not looking at neighbors. Whitetail and Axis deer walk...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-01-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By Duoglide1
I was asked the same on my F350 in Texas. I...

I was asked the same on my F350 in Texas. I bought it in Kansas and the titled it in Texas. I paid the extra for the 14000# as I knew Iíd be in that range and did not want to take a chance. Not sure...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-29-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,603
Posted By Duoglide1
Bright white lights on the side of the trailer....

Bright white lights on the side of the trailer. Generally forward of the ďporchĒ light and brighter.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-28-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Duoglide1
Onan generator

As I recall the gentleman that started the Monacoers forum years ago volunteered regularly with the Red Cross. He stated they run theirs 25000 hours then get rid of them. 2500 is much better than 250...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-24-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,446
Posted By Duoglide1
Our HitchHiker does not have them-and I for one...

Our HitchHiker does not have them-and I for one do not miss them. I had a Country Coach with them and had numerous problems. I had a Monaco Exec with them and had to have them removed and restitched...
Forum: Boondocking 11-12-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,197
Posted By Duoglide1
My experience has been that the analog style are...

My experience has been that the analog style are good with MSW but if itís got digital controls it will fail. Quickly and with magic smoke leaving the unit. Good luck.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-04-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,414
Posted By Duoglide1
Itís also possible you have a much smaller line...

Itís also possible you have a much smaller line going to the pull out faucet head than to the ones say in the bath or shower. I think ours only outputs a little over one gallon per minute.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-04-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,438
Posted By Duoglide1
Ours too is on all the time. I did however add...

Ours too is on all the time. I did however add the ARP unit for safety. If I had to park very very unlevel for a period of time on the road due to unforeseen circumstances I would turn it off until...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-01-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By Duoglide1
Sand Island CG May have one, if not I believe...

Sand Island CG May have one, if not I believe there are a couple in the town of Bluff.
Forum: Boondocking 11-01-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,378
Posted By Duoglide1
Be careful about the 12volt. I checked my wifeís...

Be careful about the 12volt. I checked my wifeís AirSense and it was 24v so I bought a converter brick from them that changes 12 to 24. Then I just wired the brick to the closet 12 volt light. Works...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-27-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Duoglide1
I have always had pretty good luck with SKP parks...

I have always had pretty good luck with SKP parks giving me a forecast on parking. No reservations though.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-25-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By Duoglide1
That is a great route and beautiful. There is no...

That is a great route and beautiful. There is no route in that area thatís good however when the winter storms arrive. Even I 90 thru Idaho May have chains required. Watch the weather.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-25-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,806
Posted By Duoglide1
OP-sorry you feel that way. We are in Bluebonnet...

OP-sorry you feel that way. We are in Bluebonnet Ridge, Terrell TX right now and itís beautiful. Thatís east of DFW. We also like Oak Creek, Weatherford TX-just west of DFW. I can name @ least a...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-25-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By Duoglide1
As a back up if the parks are full just drive...

As a back up if the parks are full just drive around the Foothills area and youíll find quite a few lots for rent. Weíve stayed on private lots in the Foothills several times as we still have an old...
Forum: Just Conversation 10-24-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By Duoglide1
Cloudy nights? More like the thick pollution that...

Cloudy nights? More like the thick pollution that hangs all winter.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-24-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By Duoglide1
I have had good luck @ Blue Beacon-until I...

I have had good luck @ Blue Beacon-until I didnít. Do NOT use the one on I20 and Bonnie View near Dallas. Looked like they used wire brushes.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-22-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By Duoglide1
Good road. We do it every fall but the other...

Good road. We do it every fall but the other direction. Make sure you have fuel leaving ELP as there is nothing out there. Even the store in Salt Flat is closed now. If Iím not mistaken Roy Orbison...
Forum: Boondocking 10-18-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,527
Posted By Duoglide1
Tractor Supply in Terrell TX was $2.50 gallon...

Tractor Supply in Terrell TX was $2.50 gallon yesterday.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-18-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,109
Posted By Duoglide1
We toured southern Utah this spring. I needed 4X...

We toured southern Utah this spring. I needed 4X to get up a Hill to park on private property and then again to get out of Lone Rock Rec area after parking on the beach. Only twice so far this year...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-15-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,629
Posted By Duoglide1
X2 on the Escapee Co-op in Bensen AZ. We also...

X2 on the Escapee Co-op in Bensen AZ. We also have overnighted in Deming but really enjoy the Saquaro Co-op. In fact we just became leaseholders there we liked it so much. If you stop there ask about...
Forum: Boondocking 10-15-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,158
Posted By Duoglide1
This last year we did Arizona all winter (east &...

This last year we did Arizona all winter (east & west-sea level & 3700í), Utah for two months in the spring and 4 months @ 8200í in Colorado for the summer. Not all boondock but very little need for...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-08-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By Duoglide1
Never stayed at that park but make sure you visit...

Never stayed at that park but make sure you visit The Gage Hotel-lots of Texas folklore/history. Believe the bar is called the White Buffalo. May still be an ice cream joint next door thatís good....
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