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Forum: Just Conversation 10-04-2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,868
Posted By Parks
IDK. Seems like a lot of people here mean well...

IDK. Seems like a lot of people here mean well but aren't using their head. The OP lays out pretty well that the FIL doesn't make the best decisions and seems to have gotten by unscathed with a lot...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-10-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,457
Posted By Parks
Well, this thread went more sideways with others...

Well, this thread went more sideways with others comments that our bickering. :D:D The Beeped out word was done by me from the beginning, not the site administrator. I did it for effect. ...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-09-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,457
Posted By Parks
Actually, there are many states that have 75mph...

Actually, there are many states that have 75mph limits on their interstates. AZ, NM, TX, UT, NV, MT, WY, ID to name a few. And just because a posted speed limit of 65 is the law it doesn't mean...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-09-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,457
Posted By Parks
Nope! I don't buy it. If you think you are...

Nope! I don't buy it. If you think you are going to take a truly big block V8 motor and get 17-19 mpg just by adding a few gears to the tranny and some engine management hocus pocus your smoking...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-08-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Parks
If you want to ruin your day or week or month...

If you want to ruin your day or week or month then take your sales invoice for the truck you have special ordered and delete the prices. Then call Dennis Dillon Chrysler in Caldwell, ID and speak to...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-08-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,457
Posted By Parks
So, someone please explain why a 445cu in V8...

So, someone please explain why a 445cu in V8 gasser with 430/475 stuffed into a 7500# 4x4 truck would get anywhere close to 17mpg? 10 speed or not, how could one expect anything close to that?...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-01-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By Parks
I stumbled upon that same info last night but it...

I stumbled upon that same info last night but it seemed very vague on the info pertaining to me. Looked to talk mostly about 5th wheels and travel trailers. Maybe the term Trailer Coach is what the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-31-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By Parks
PODS are the next best option but I really want...

PODS are the next best option but I really want the flexibility we would have with our own trailer. Thanks
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-31-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By Parks
Cargo Trailer Size/Weights?

All

First, Happy New Year. Hope it is a great 2020 for everyone.

My questions has to do with a larger cargo trailer. We will be moving in about two years when my Son graduates high school. ...
Forum: Boondocking 11-23-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,415
Posted By Parks
I think your decision to use a high quality...

I think your decision to use a high quality cooler like a Yeti (which I would never buy that brand) and dry ice is the best option. Once you get your food frozen at home and then transfer to the...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 11-08-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By Parks
We drive from Orange County to Tulsa at least...

We drive from Orange County to Tulsa at least once per year. Either for Hunting/Thanksgiving holidays or Christmas Holidays. This year we are driving for Christmas. We always take I-40. November...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 11-07-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By Parks
That one slide area is only one of about 5-7...

That one slide area is only one of about 5-7 other sizable construction zones on Hwy 1 between SLO and Monterey. We drove it in late Aug going from Socal to Santa Cruz and though we would take the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-30-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,938
Posted By Parks
I didn't read the other response but where you...

I didn't read the other response but where you should be is at Dennis Dillon ordering the exact truck you want at the best price you will find anywhere, period. No negotiating required.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-22-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,044
Posted By Parks
I'd like to see this. I don't have the...

I'd like to see this. I don't have the experience of many on here but don't see how this is possible unless you are going with a cheaper, bottom of the barrel gasser class A in the $150K range. At...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-10-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By Parks
I travel through OK at least once per year from...

I travel through OK at least once per year from Tulsa on West. Really don't think their roads are any worse overall that any other state. Like any road system, you may have some areas of...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-04-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,252
Posted By Parks
Couple things. First I will also agree that you...

Couple things. First I will also agree that you should look at the Blackstone griddles. I have the 36" model for my home and absolutely love it. The 22" model would be awesome for a TT or 5er. ...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 07-27-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By Parks
We were actually driving home from our vacation...

We were actually driving home from our vacation in Montana to Orange COunty on Thursday and drove by this accident about 5pm or so. The N/B lanes where this accident was were a mess for a mile or...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-09-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,137
Posted By Parks
OP, Im on a firearms/hunting forum for Oklahoma...

OP, Im on a firearms/hunting forum for Oklahoma and one of the members posted this not long ago. Not sure of your budget but if you don't need 4x4 and can get a couple grand off the asking price you...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-09-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By Parks
Thanks again for the replies. Yes, Smokey, I...

Thanks again for the replies. Yes, Smokey, I didn't proof read my post before hitting the button. I was asking/talking about GCWR. JJack' that is what I always do with this customer as he will do...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-09-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By Parks
Thanks everyone for the replies. This stuff can...

Thanks everyone for the replies. This stuff can get confusing even if you have what looks like 95% in front of you to read and knowledgeable people giving input.

Smokey' great link you have...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-07-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By Parks
F-550 Tow Capacities

So, this is non RV related but since you all the most knowledgeable group for towing I though I'd ask here. I have one of my long time customers looking to buy one of my companies 2013 Ford F-550...
Forum: Boondocking 10-23-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,275
Posted By Parks
I'm more interested in how much comfort you will...

I'm more interested in how much comfort you will have living in a converted Sprinter van. I am fully aware of what they have to offer but to be living, full time, is something that small would take...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 10-14-2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,070
Posted By Parks
Ha! The BBB is a farce. Well documented that it...

Ha! The BBB is a farce. Well documented that it is a pay to play organization.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-13-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By Parks
Going to agree with HavingABlast. Both areas are...

Going to agree with HavingABlast. Both areas are fantastic and sort of need their own vacation times. If you have kids, which it sounds like you do, then you will be going to YNP in the summer time...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-13-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,684
Posted By Parks
Point taken but how many full timers take the...

Point taken but how many full timers take the hitch out of trucks? Is the Goosebox a great option? Yes. Not everybody will go that route. So, then what?
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-13-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,684
Posted By Parks
So a big complaint is that many of the quality...

So a big complaint is that many of the quality hitches are too heavy to get out of the truck. You spend $70K on a truck, $50-$100K on a 5th wheel and up to $4K on a good quality but heavy hitch. ...
Forum: Just Conversation 10-08-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Posted By Parks
I have this ladder but in the 17' model and it is...

I have this ladder but in the 17' model and it is built very well and comes from one of the largest and most recognized ladder manufactures around. THis unit also has a greater safety margin at...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-06-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,446
Posted By Parks
Your Welcome. ...

Your Welcome.

https://www.commercialtrucktrader.com/listing/2017-Ram-5500+LARAMIE-5004164130
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-05-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By Parks
Was your $38K a good deal. The Tradesman is...

Was your $38K a good deal. The Tradesman is about the lowest trim level you can get in a Ram. I have been looking for a good used 3/4 ton for my son and the prices the OP is talking about are about...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-29-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By Parks
Not sure if it because I am getting older or...

Not sure if it because I am getting older or wiser but I tend to take pictures of every step in the process when I take mechanical things and other items apart that I'm not familiar with. It has...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-22-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,909
Posted By Parks
That's too bad. That is a nice looking park but...

That's too bad. That is a nice looking park but reality is that park is probably the nicest thing about all of Chula Vista.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-22-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,338
Posted By Parks
That's good because I don't need more friends. ...

That's good because I don't need more friends. So your implying they are a lesser truck. Mmmmkay, tell me how a similarly equipped F250 Lariat 4x4 with 6.2 or 6.7 PS is a better product and...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-22-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,338
Posted By Parks
I know this is a bit older thread or at least...

I know this is a bit older thread or at least this post above it but thought i'd throw this out here. Since you haven't even mentioned Ram I assume it is not a brand you will look at? I'd keep an...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-22-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,391
Posted By Parks
MY father in law has your same truck but a couple...

MY father in law has your same truck but a couple years older and it is great truck but 4x4. Has plenty of power and rides great. Every brand of truck will have their issues and small batches will...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-22-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Parks
Depending on the area I tend to use the backside...

Depending on the area I tend to use the backside of the tip of a spoon to get a nice smooth bead as well as it helps to "push" the caulk into the areas need sealing like your wet finger would do. ...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-20-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,614
Posted By Parks
Not sure which way you will get to Pagosa Springs...

Not sure which way you will get to Pagosa Springs but once in NM I would avoid the stretch of Hwy 64 between Tierra Amarilla and Tres Peidras through the Carson National Forest. While it is an...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-20-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,177
Posted By Parks
What about a basic portable car port like this. ...

What about a basic portable car port like this. Would keep all weather including the sun off your trailer and you could get it with removable walls/sides to help protect against other inclement...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-05-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,677
Posted By Parks
I have a Leer 700 hard tonneau on my Ram 2500 MC....

I have a Leer 700 hard tonneau on my Ram 2500 MC. It looks fantastic and is very high quality with lots of features. However, I regret getting it now. At least the style. I'm on about 12 times in...
Forum: Truck Camper Discussion 08-19-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,976
Posted By Parks
Any updates with Pics?

Any updates with Pics?
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-15-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Parks
We drove Hwy-64 from Tierra Amarilla over the...

We drove Hwy-64 from Tierra Amarilla over the pass to Tres Piedras and then on to Taos up to Red River. From Tierra Amarilla to Tres Piedras has some fairly good climbs and decents but was an...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 08-04-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,957
Posted By Parks
Thanks guys, for the responses. Looks like I'm...

Thanks guys, for the responses. Looks like I'm going to have to concentrate on the THs that don't have the separate garages or find a different option. Looks like they don't make a unit that fits...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 07-29-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,957
Posted By Parks
Toy Hauler Living Space Vs Garage

Without getting into a lot of detail and making this too long I'll get right to the point and I can follow up with more detail later if needed.

Are there any size 5th wheel toy haulers that have a...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-04-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By Parks
There have been a handful of lawsuits about what...

There have been a handful of lawsuits about what JDT is saying. Small towns purposely writing up so many tickets that it becomes a major funding avenue for their department and city that it became...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-04-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By Parks
And it's a very pretty drive.

And it's a very pretty drive.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-30-2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Parks
Thanks Busskipper. Was curious what you were...

Thanks Busskipper. Was curious what you were going to post on this go around as I just about to tell you you were #1 with one of my finger because of your first post. :laugh: I appreciate you...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-29-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Parks
Thanks for the replies. For some clarification...

Thanks for the replies. For some clarification on some points. We live in Orange County, CA. Our son will be in the finishing up his high school Summer camp and we can leave for St George by noon...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-27-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Parks
Utah Route Selection - Non RV

Hi. Trying to plan our road this summer to our destination of Red River, NM. We are there for a week but as a family we love road trips and always do a two to three day mini vacation prior to...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-27-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By Parks
If you are asking to not have to go through the...

If you are asking to not have to go through the DFW area im not sure why they are telling you to avoid Dallas but to go through Ft Worth. You'd probably want to avoid the whole metroplex altogether....
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-15-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,520
Posted By Parks
You are correct except I am of the opinion that...

You are correct except I am of the opinion that there is never a good reason to purchase a truck, whether 4x2 or 4x4, and not get the LSD on the rear.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-27-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,824
Posted By Parks
With all my reading and research for a TT I like...

With all my reading and research for a TT I like the ORV products and they seem to have a great reputation. That being said the ORV with the separating wall right at the foot of the bed would be a...
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