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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-27-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,679
Posted By Batten54
We bought a Tailgater (the white cube looking...

We bought a Tailgater (the white cube looking thing) and box (211 I think) about March of 2014. I saw a guy in a campground just east of Pensacola FL setting his up and went over to ask about it. He...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-26-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,706
Posted By Batten54
A new 375RES? I haven't seen one "live" yet...but...

A new 375RES? I haven't seen one "live" yet...but I thought the floorplan was cool. And I liked the idea of the pull out storage in the tail.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-26-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,008
Posted By Batten54
We will NEVER have another RV without auto...

We will NEVER have another RV without auto level!!

I much prefer the 6 point hydraulic system...but the electric system is way better than anything without it.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-26-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,999
Posted By Batten54
That Driving Laws chart is very interesting. If I...

That Driving Laws chart is very interesting. If I read it right, a motorhome over 40 ft. is not legal in FL (as well as several other states). How many motorhomes over 40 ft. do you think are in FL...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-25-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,398
Posted By Batten54
What's wrong with the 2017? Or you just want a...

What's wrong with the 2017? Or you just want a new toy...:)
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-04-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,550
Posted By Batten54
I think my wife wants a stacked set. But how well...

I think my wife wants a stacked set. But how well does a vented unit work? I've heard the non vented ones don't work well.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-04-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,550
Posted By Batten54
Not "full timing" but will be 1-6 months at a...

Not "full timing" but will be 1-6 months at a time. We are retired and will probably spend at lest 3 months with friends in the Rio Grande Valley in the winter. Then 1-6 week trips whenever the mood...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-02-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,939
Posted By Batten54
I smell a large motorhome price increase coming.

I smell a large motorhome price increase coming.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-01-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,550
Posted By Batten54
Pecking order

Starting to think about "the next one" and I would like some direction please.
I want a washer/dryer (seperates hopefully), Hydraulic leveling (I hate electric jacks) and something 35-38ft (up to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-31-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,514
Posted By Batten54
What year, make, and model was your gas A ? An...

What year, make, and model was your gas A ? An older DP sounds good...but , as High Desert said, I've never looked at a high end gasser such as Tiffin or Newmar. Last gasser was 14 model years ago.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-29-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,514
Posted By Batten54
:popcorn: Boy...this is getting good!

:popcorn: Boy...this is getting good!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-28-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,013
Posted By Batten54
Sounds good...thanks! I was hoping to stay 38-40,...

Sounds good...thanks! I was hoping to stay 38-40, some state and federal parks have size limits...but what would I really gain with a tag axel?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-28-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,013
Posted By Batten54
Diesel Pusher

Thinking about going back to a diesel pusher. First one was a disaster...new Thor Palazzo! Want a better experience this time.

Looking at 2000 - 2009, 38-40 ft. Better quality with very nice road...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-03-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By Batten54
Comfort Steer

What year did Newmar start putting Comfort Steer on itís coaches?

May be looking at a USED (canít afford new diesel MH) diesel pusher and would like to checkout Newmar. Have seen a lot of Ventanas...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-21-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,384
Posted By Batten54
Good lookin rig though!

Good lookin rig though!
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-05-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,384
Posted By Batten54
Wow! that guy did a heck of a job! I don't think...

Wow! that guy did a heck of a job! I don't think I would attempt it myself.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-05-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,384
Posted By Batten54
Good advise. I have a heavy duty receiver hitch...

Good advise. I have a heavy duty receiver hitch built and installed by a commercial trailer shop. They also built me a large cargo rack that I plug into the receiver and load a large Champion 7500...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-04-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,384
Posted By Batten54
Pulling a trailer behind 5th wheel

Boy this should stir the pot! :cool:

I know some of you pull a trailer behind your 5th wheel. A boat, motorcycle trailer, etc. It's not unheard of...I see it frequently. I have never done it...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-17-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,061
Posted By Batten54
Sounds way too simple to work...lol But thanks!...

Sounds way too simple to work...lol But thanks! I'll check into it!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-14-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,061
Posted By Batten54
I don't know that we would be spending 183 days...

I don't know that we would be spending 183 days in any one state. With 3-4 months down here, a month or so in Louisiana Crappie & Bass fishing, a few weeks in Arizona for spring training baseball,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-13-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,061
Posted By Batten54
Yup! By selling property "A" and keeping "B" my...

Yup! By selling property "A" and keeping "B" my property tax will be a LOT less. Then the new place (from the scouting we've done so far) will be 1/4th of "A" thereby reducing my property taxes a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-13-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,061
Posted By Batten54
No. I have two properties in south Texas,,,think...

No. I have two properties in south Texas,,,think golf cart ride from Mexican border. May sell one and buy a small place in either Missouri or Kansas.
Will spend time at both and some traveling in...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-13-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,061
Posted By Batten54
State Residency

OK...lots of us own property in two or more states that we spend time at each year. At what point are you required to get a different drivers license, plates, etc. ?

We are living in TX...home and...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-22-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,706
Posted By Batten54
We will be going from Medford OR to Ancient...

We will be going from Medford OR to Ancient Redwoods RV Park in Redcrest CA. It's on Avenue of the Giants south of Eureka CA. We have two days to make the trip.

Wonder if I-5 to Williams CA then...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-22-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,706
Posted By Batten54
Grants Pass OR to Crescent City CA

Anyone ever towed a 35' 5th wheel over Hwy 199 from Grants Pass OR to Crescent City CA? How's the road? Wide enough or whit knuckle drive?

We'll be heading that way on Sunday.

Thanks!
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-26-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,741
Posted By Batten54
:dance:

:dance:
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-26-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,161
Posted By Batten54
tire has a 8pr 113/103L Load Range D on the side.

tire has a 8pr 113/103L Load Range D on the side.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-26-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,161
Posted By Batten54
Gary we stay at Monte Cristo Golf and country...

Gary we stay at Monte Cristo Golf and country club on Monte Cristo Road. We stayed at Retama for 2 years renting from Andy.

Brad[/QUOTE]

I Know Andy well, he lives down the street from me....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-25-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,161
Posted By Batten54
The GY Endurance is ST225/75R15 117/112 N E. ...

The GY Endurance is ST225/75R15 117/112 N E.

Don't have the info on my current tires with me at the moment. I will get and post it tomorrow.

I didn't buy these tires...they are factory tires...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-25-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,161
Posted By Batten54
[ Brad PS where were you staying...

[

Brad

PS where were you staying in the RGV? We were in Edinburg.[/QUOTE]

We built a new home in Retama Village on south side of Mission. I'm not on the river...but I drive my golf...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-25-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,898
Posted By Batten54
How far up do the bikes sit? Are they in your...

How far up do the bikes sit? Are they in your line of sight too bad when parking or that sort of thing? We've seen front mounts a lot on the road...I forgot about that idea. What brand of bike rack...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-24-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,161
Posted By Batten54
OK folks here's the deal... I don't NEED to buy...

OK folks here's the deal... I don't NEED to buy new tires. There's nothing wrong with the factory tires. I have about 4000 miles on them.

They are Trailer King made in China. I've heard a lot of...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-24-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,898
Posted By Batten54
As a piece...or buy the receiver and fabricate...

As a piece...or buy the receiver and fabricate the two angle brackets then have it welded...?
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-24-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,898
Posted By Batten54
I'm liking that pin box receiver a lot!! That...

I'm liking that pin box receiver a lot!! That would solve my problems. :dance:
Where did you get it, and who makes it? I hope it's premade and not a fabricated piece as that's much easier.

What...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-23-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,161
Posted By Batten54
Which 15" tires did you put on and what happened...

Which 15" tires did you put on and what happened to them?
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-22-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,161
Posted By Batten54
$32 is the per tire savings over Maxxis M8008s...

$32 is the per tire savings over Maxxis M8008s with same specs.
GY are $121 each B4 all the fees, taxes, mounting and so forth.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-22-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,161
Posted By Batten54
Yea I think the tire itself is $121 each...

Yea I think the tire itself is $121 each here...plus tax, mount, balance, disposal, etc. etc. They are in stock down the street...not worth the time and hassle of ordering and shipping here. We are...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-22-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,161
Posted By Batten54
We have several Discount Tires here in the Rio...

We have several Discount Tires here in the Rio Grande Valley TX. They quoted me a set of 4 for $598 out the door.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-22-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,898
Posted By Batten54
I may just do a bicycle rack this trip. But for a...

I may just do a bicycle rack this trip. But for a rack for generator, gas can, bikes, or combo of stuff the two point attachment is what I had in mind. I saw and took photos of one at NASCAR Texas...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-22-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,898
Posted By Batten54
WOW! :eek: Wonder how heavy the quad was? ...

WOW! :eek: Wonder how heavy the quad was?

The Keystone rep for the Sprinter line said 500# was fine. He did advise me to have a hitch welded to the frame...not just bolted.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-22-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,161
Posted By Batten54
Tire question...

Let's beat the tire horse...lol. :horse3:

Does anyone have Goodyear Endurance 225/75R15 tires?
They are 10 ply, 2830#, 87 mph. They are in stock and about $32.50 (ea.) less than Maxxis M8008 10...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-22-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,898
Posted By Batten54
Cargo rack back of 5th wheel

I want to carry a generator (probably 6000 watt at 200 lbs.) and 2 adult bicycles on the back of my 5th wheel in the signature below.

I AM NOT GOING TO ATTACH IT TO THE FACTORY BUMPER! OK, that...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-22-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,499
Posted By Batten54
How's the road/wind/hills on RT40? Never been on...

How's the road/wind/hills on RT40? Never been on that road.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-22-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,499
Posted By Batten54
From the comments I'm thinking some are talking...

From the comments I'm thinking some are talking about Hwy 6 Spanish Fork, UT going towards Green River, UT...and others are talking about 6 about exit 244 on I-70 CO into Golden, CO. Got me...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-21-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,499
Posted By Batten54
OK....after reading the last post...let's take #2...

OK....after reading the last post...let's take #2 off the table!!!

We're spending a lot of time on the west coast then making a run for KC and grandson's baseball games. So we don't have time for...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-21-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,499
Posted By Batten54
Salt Lake City, UT to Golden, CO

On the way back east we need to get from Salt Lake City, UT (the KOA I think) to Golden, CO (looks to be the nicest place close to Coors Field).

I'm looking at 3 variations.

1. I-80 to...
Forum: Texas Boomers 03-14-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,195
Posted By Batten54
Just when you think everything is quiet....life...

Just when you think everything is quiet....life happens.

Looks like Misty and I will NOT be able to make it this month...:sad:

Please remove us...we'll see if we have better luck next month.
Forum: Texas Boomers 03-11-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,195
Posted By Batten54
Looks like Misty and I will be able to come! ...

Looks like Misty and I will be able to come! :dance:

Gary & Misty Batten arrive Thu. 16th - leaving Sun 19th.

Thanks!
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-16-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,636
Posted By Batten54
OK....I'm thinking about the Maxxis M8008 tires...

OK....I'm thinking about the Maxxis M8008 tires on my stock 15x6 rims.

Trailer King (stock) tires 2540# @ 65# 8 ply
Maxxis M8008 2830# @ 80# 10 ply
Should be a better quality tire...??

Don't...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-12-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,267
Posted By Batten54
I bought a new gas motorhome several years back....

I bought a new gas motorhome several years back. They said it came with "Bilstein" shocks, so I thought handling problems must be elsewhere. Then I learned they were not REAL Bilsteins...so I changed...
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