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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-21-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,904
Posted By varmonter
Rv and car salespeople get a bad rap.. I think...

Rv and car salespeople get a bad rap..
I think it's the negotiation that kills it for most.
There are not too many professions that do this.
You cant go into McDonalds and say " I'll give you...
Forum: Full-Timers 09-08-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By varmonter
They dont..I dont beleive first nation stations ...

They dont..I dont beleive first nation stations
Give these types of discounts..
Forum: Full-Timers 09-08-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By varmonter
First nation diesel stations

I was wondering if there is an app or someway to find first nation fuel stations along a route while traveling. First nation stations on reservations are generally cheaper than even tsd card...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-01-2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,570
Posted By varmonter
You should know what your trailer weighs. Not...

You should know what your trailer weighs.
Not what's on the sticker.. I've found most
So called "ultralights" short you on carrying capacity..
You should also know what the payload of your truck...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-22-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,167
Posted By varmonter
I'm a big proponent of buy once cry once.. We...

I'm a big proponent of buy once cry once..
We tow our 31 ft tt gvwr 11k with a 1 ton diesel dually.. If this is something you think you will do even after the kids are gone there is so much less...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-14-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,110
Posted By varmonter
Funny we had just this very thing this weekend at...

Funny we had just this very thing this weekend at the cg were we are staying. 2 sites down young folk drinking
And just having a good time. First night the CH asked them to quiet down... we do fans...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-14-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,955
Posted By varmonter
You might try good sam... As fulltimers we found...

You might try good sam... As fulltimers we found their rates to be competitive. And they of course cater to the rv crowd...only issue is I think they
Use Allstate as a carrier..
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-09-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,620
Posted By varmonter
We bought a prius plug in hybrid.. It only gets...

We bought a prius plug in hybrid..
It only gets 30mi to a charge...
They have evs getting 10 times this..
There are incentives to buy these things.
We were looking a used 2020..
The salesman...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-09-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,291
Posted By varmonter
Grand design has a 1/2 ton towable 5er.. If you...

Grand design has a 1/2 ton towable 5er..
If you look at the specs they cheat on carrying capacity. To keep their gvwr down to a really well equipped 1/2 ton truck specs..why buy a 5er if you
Can...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-09-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By varmonter
I have a box with pins and clips and what not for...

I have a box with pins and clips and what not for this very reason. The little funny crowbar they give you to leverage the bars up on the little shelves
was left on my bumper by me once.
125 mi...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-07-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,085
Posted By varmonter
I dont tow with a half ton. 5k empty is,like said...

I dont tow with a half ton. 5k empty is,like said above, a sales commission generator. So is the term towing capacity. It is all about payload.
If you figure 15% for a tt and you load it to let's...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-07-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,096
Posted By varmonter
We went from an 07 gmc 2500 duramax to a 17 Ram...

We went from an 07 gmc 2500 duramax to a 17
Ram 3500 ctd dually.
There was a big difference in handling and power. No difference in fuel mpg.. I'd stick with using a wd hitch..it only takes once...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-03-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By varmonter
We tow a 31ft tt with a mega cab lb. dually. ...

We tow a 31ft tt with a mega cab lb. dually.
Total Is 54 ft we also have a prius..we havnt been
Turned away yet...once we had to use overflow
Parking for our TV but generally we can squeeze it...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-03-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,583
Posted By varmonter
Ram auto trannys have been at the bottom for ...

Ram auto trannys have been at the bottom for
Many years...I dont know why they havnt figured it out..cummins is such a good engine..its a shame really..the big 3 compete constantly in this HD...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-02-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 10,743
Posted By varmonter
I cant help the difference between trucks.. I...

I cant help the difference between trucks..
I may have missed it but what is load range letter
Of your truck...your sons is C. At 6500 lbs the
Soft sidewall and coil spring may be the combination...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-02-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,375
Posted By varmonter
My back country came with said Vline safe.. ...

My back country came with said Vline safe..
Its attached under the cupboard next to the bed.
Not sure how its attached but given its attached
in plain sight ..we dont use it. It's big enough...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-02-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,583
Posted By varmonter
I owned an 07 gmc 2500..with the real allison. ...

I owned an 07 gmc 2500..with the real allison.
All on all I thought it was a good tranny. Sometimes it downshifted going down hills in th mode. The downshifts were a bit dramatic.
But overall it...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-21-2022, 11:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,147
Posted By varmonter
Great advice above..I would certainly consider...

Great advice above..I would certainly consider solar. They make 12v TVs two lithium batteries and 2 solar panels 350 watts or more
The only thing you would need your Genset
Is microwave and air...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-21-2022, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By varmonter
Are there toyhaulers that will hold your quad? ...

Are there toyhaulers that will hold your quad?
I would maybe look at orvs mtn trx series
The biggest is 27 trx..its a travel trailer
That could possibly haul your quad
With 13.4 of garage space....
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-15-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By varmonter
Thanks ..I guess I always thought that was...

Thanks ..I guess I always thought that was located right after the hose inlet on the outside of the rv..
.. And yes sorry..the pic is sideways..it was right side up when I uploaded it..??
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-14-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By varmonter
Well maybe that's what it is..because I noticed...

Well maybe that's what it is..because I noticed it while the bt flush was running because it was vibrating...what is the check valves function..?? It looked like a quick disconnect fitting...but now...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-14-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,920
Posted By varmonter
I guess for me the aux switch is one more added...

I guess for me the aux switch is one more added device incase the rollover valve gets stuck and wont stop the feed.
Most folks just plumb straight in and depend
On the rollover.. but I've read...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-13-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 597
Posted By varmonter
Ro systems are nice..but finding space for them...

Ro systems are nice..but finding space for them is a compromise. The berkey is about 10 in round and 18 in tall..no waste water to replumb.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-11-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 597
Posted By varmonter
Arrow We are fulltime..we dont drink tap water. We...

We are fulltime..we dont drink tap water.
We bought a Berkey water filter. We like our water to be a consistant quality. Changing your drinking water every few days may lead to some gastric...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-11-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By varmonter
Yes if you have the time and inclination. I...

Yes if you have the time and inclination.
I would strip it to stock and sell the
Extras outright on facebook mktplace.
Just like a car dealer doesnt want to give you more on a trade in for a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-09-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By varmonter
When I was a kid...I had a bearing noise in a vw...

When I was a kid...I had a bearing noise in a vw bug. I,being a broke college kid, kept driving.
One day making a left hand turn off a busy road the brake pedal went to the floor.
I managed to pull...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-09-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 871
Posted By varmonter
When we remodeled the kitchen in our sticks and...

When we remodeled the kitchen in our sticks and bricks..I kept the piece of Corion that was cut out of the counter top for the kitchen sink.
This made great cutting board material.
Over the years...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-08-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By varmonter
Quick disconnect water pipe under sink.

2022 28dbs has a quick disconnect
Water pipe under the bathroom sink.
Is this for one of those black tank
Flusher things??
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-08-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 27,250
Posted By varmonter
So I have used my 2000 and it runs the 15k ac. ...

So I have used my 2000 and it runs the 15k ac.
I found this out by accident..the ac was on when I fired up the genny.
This is not good for either and I highly recommend you dont do this to your...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-08-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,920
Posted By varmonter
I used Us solid..this one. ...

I used Us solid..this one.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/274767569718?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=fT5ZOjstTia&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=_5MkGPB3QJK&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-08-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,088
Posted By varmonter
I think of course there are those that cant keep...

I think of course there are those that cant keep their hands out of it. Folks will tune these 1000 ftlb motors to the point of blowing them up..just because they can..again I'm happy with my detuned...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-06-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,556
Posted By varmonter
Yes its underhanded and is not allowed in any of...

Yes its underhanded and is not allowed in any of the FCFS parks I've worked at..its always the locals that cause these issues in the parks.
Yes you can leave a site for the day but you have to...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-06-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,224
Posted By varmonter
I'm a member of various ram forums and although I...

I'm a member of various ram forums and although I dont mod my truck these guys are constantly wrecking these trannys 68rfe andthe aisens.. adding power they dont hold up..but I'm not a tweaker in...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-06-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,224
Posted By varmonter
No doubt the autos will pull more..I just like...

No doubt the autos will pull more..I just like manuals and ram hasn't been known for their auto trannys..But Cummins makes a great motor...I'm not hauling a 23k 5er so it's not an issue. And the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-06-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By varmonter
1600lb payload is pretty light. You may get a...

1600lb payload is pretty light.
You may get a little tail wagging the dog.
And you will be overweight in no time.
I'm still thinking your undertrucked .
Sorry if you bought this already.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-06-2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,088
Posted By varmonter
I cant recall the exact numbers but my 17 ram...

I cant recall the exact numbers but my 17 ram 3500 dually is factory detuned because of the manual transmission
IIRC it's something like 350hp and 650 torque.
I pull an 11k gvwr trailer and maybe...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-06-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,799
Posted By varmonter
Priced in ooak remote areas are always higher. I...

Priced in ooak remote areas are always higher. I saw a sign posting diesel at 10 bucks in furnace creek. If your in Death valley and you need gas it's the only place. Your fault for not planning...
Forum: Going Green 06-04-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,198
Posted By varmonter
Yes and most newer campers will have solar...

Yes and most newer campers will have solar controllers and onboard chargers that will run either. Our outdoor rv only required a flip of a switch in the charger and few button pushes on the...
Forum: Going Green 06-04-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,198
Posted By varmonter
I bought 2 battleborn for our outdoor rv. So...

I bought 2 battleborn for our outdoor rv.
So far I cant complain..so much better
Than the LA battery. They charge quicker
And are able to discharge lower than
LA battery. When we boondock as long...
Forum: Going Green 06-03-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By varmonter
So instead of rv batteries do you use this...

So instead of rv batteries do you use this instead??
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-02-2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,614
Posted By varmonter
Yes the Cmax can be towed 4 down There may...

Yes the Cmax can be towed 4 down

There may be something that has to be done to it b4 you can do this.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-02-2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By varmonter
There are also folks called hotshots that will...

There are also folks called hotshots that will tow your camper to a destination.
I cant imagine they are cheap.

Best advice has already been given.
If your tv is a diesel make sure your
Fuel...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-02-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By varmonter
This is a 1/2 ton truck right?? What's the...

This is a 1/2 ton truck right??
What's the specific payload for it..
Me thinks you might be a tad undertrucked..
Forum: Going Green 06-02-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By varmonter
How do you use it??

How do you use it??
Forum: Going Green 06-02-2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By varmonter
Jackery solar chargers as whole house system

I know Jackery is a sponsor.
I was wondering if anybody here
Uses one to power their rv
These have lithium ion bats
And can supply 3600 peak 1800watts continuous. For the price of 2 battleborns...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-20-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,554
Posted By varmonter
Sounds to me like you have the numbers figured...

Sounds to me like you have the numbers figured out correctly.
Being "at" or "near" your trucks capacity
Is never a good thing. It will wear out the lil 1/2 ton in no time..it will be a white...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-15-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,539
Posted By varmonter
Im not big on CW but if i am near one and need...

Im not big on CW but if i am near one and need something for my rolling home ill stop. I generally find the folks pleasant ant helpful you get a good sam discount and i have it in my hand.
I...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-12-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,872
Posted By varmonter
I was told by a dealer that if my vehicle specs...

I was told by a dealer that if my vehicle specs say it can tow 12,000 lbs then i can buy a 12,000 lb travel trailer from her..???
They want to sell you a camper...thats what they do...it would...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-12-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,872
Posted By varmonter
The hitch on your tow vehicle Is important as...

The hitch on your tow vehicle
Is important as well. The tounge weight
bouncing down a dirt road .. From just a look
On the webpage for your camper they
Show alot of smallish vehicles towing
This...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-11-2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,920
Posted By varmonter
When i put my 53 gal aux tank in my truck(2017...

When i put my 53 gal aux tank in my truck(2017 ram 3500 drw. It was a pretty straight foward procedures. Lots of how2 out there. The hardest part was removing the filler tube. I used the existing...
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