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Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-16-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,532
Posted By BubbaChris
Another tool is to look at Campgroundreviews.com...

Another tool is to look at Campgroundreviews.com to see what the comments are - if owners are allow to rent out their lots, the park will likely be listed.

I was doing research on a place near our...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-16-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,658
Posted By BubbaChris
Here's something not mentioned in the thread. As...

Here's something not mentioned in the thread. As a consignment, what does the title and registration process look like if the original owner is underwater?

We bought our first RV that way, and it...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-16-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,124
Posted By BubbaChris
THIS ^^^^ I never understood all the RVs...

THIS ^^^^

I never understood all the RVs parked in our neighborhood (nice not having CC&Rs) that didn't seem to ever move. Then we got our first RV and I started learning. Especially since our...
Forum: Just Conversation 10-21-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,442
Posted By BubbaChris
Sounds like you are or were using ACA to make the...

Sounds like you are or were using ACA to make the insurance costs reasonable until Medicare kicks in. We're just 6 months down that same path, and both of us are working PT to limit our taxable...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-27-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 34,409
Posted By BubbaChris
Congratulations and enjoy!

Congratulations and enjoy!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-21-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,216
Posted By BubbaChris
Last year we upgraded our 30 Amp port to 50 Amp...

Last year we upgraded our 30 Amp port to 50 Amp as we went from a TT to a fiver. Highly recommend having just the one plug and using adapters for 30 Amp or120V connections.

We used an electrician...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-09-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 34,409
Posted By BubbaChris
And I want to thank you again for sharing what...

And I want to thank you again for sharing what you did about the ACA back in February. We're still in our first year, so the real numbers won't be available until I work on my 2020 taxes next year....
Forum: Just Conversation 09-07-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 34,409
Posted By BubbaChris
For the last handful of years we've been insured...

For the last handful of years we've been insured through my wife's FT job. At the beginning of this year we decided it would be smart to learn what it would cost us to pay for our own insurance until...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-07-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 34,409
Posted By BubbaChris
Do you have a budget today? Your net worth? Do...

Do you have a budget today? Your net worth? Do you know what you spent, and on what, last year? If you have those numbers, then it is worth spending up to $1,500 with a Certified Financial Planner to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-27-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,027
Posted By BubbaChris
I only opened this thread because I did a little...

I only opened this thread because I did a little online looking at this resort early in the year. We have friends with a vacation home in the area and think it would be fun to have the option to stay...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 04-18-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,921
Posted By BubbaChris
Back again with some updated figures: 10,165...

Back again with some updated figures:
10,165 miles
855 Gallons of diesel
15 Gallons of DEF
11.9 MPG overall
Trip computer is typically 1+ MPG optimistic
368 Engine Hours
85 Idle Hours
$2.85...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-02-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,517
Posted By BubbaChris
FYI, I did informal weights (with my Andersen...

FYI, I did informal weights (with my Andersen Hitch in my truck) without the fifth wheel attached. It had a rear axle weight of 3,460 lbs. I have the same generation Super Duty with the same GVWR....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-12-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,229
Posted By BubbaChris
The 2930 is what they call or called the S-Class....

The 2930 is what they call or called the S-Class. It has electric leveling, the 310GK has hydraulic. The 310GK also has the central vac. The 2930 has the big front window over the bed, the 310GK has...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-07-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By BubbaChris
I used the StowAway Hitch Tightener (Amazon...

I used the StowAway Hitch Tightener (Amazon B0001CMUV4) with my Andersen WDH for over 10K miles. I was chasing some instability in my rig and TT combo and this was one of the things that helped.
...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-07-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,402
Posted By BubbaChris
Nick, is that 4580# from an actual yellow payload...

Nick, is that 4580# from an actual yellow payload sticker? If so, it sounds like you'd be good.

If you're really running 3,400 on the pin, that's less than 500 lbs more than my 310GK and you'd...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-07-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,229
Posted By BubbaChris
If you're going to full time, look at the Cargo...

If you're going to full time, look at the Cargo Capacity of each unit you consider.

With my fiver setup just for weekends I have over 1,800 lbs of water and gear in it. This is without a...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-07-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,517
Posted By BubbaChris
I'm pulling a 14K 35' fiver with my SRW. If you...

I'm pulling a 14K 35' fiver with my SRW. If you dropped the weight to 12K and added 3' I'm sure it would feel easier.

Reading the thread and seeing it change from Arctic Fox to Arctic WOLF...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-07-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,247
Posted By BubbaChris
My F350 has a 6.75 bed and I went with a...

My F350 has a 6.75 bed and I went with a full-profile wide-body fiver.

I know I can still get in trouble without a slider, but I went with an Andersen Ultimate Hitch. The adapter is mounted behind...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-07-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,945
Posted By BubbaChris
One of the best ways for me to make DW extra...

One of the best ways for me to make DW extra happy camping is to clean the windows. Easy enough job with our previous TT. Now with the fiver (with tons of windows) I need help getting up to them.
...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-06-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 29,542
Posted By BubbaChris
Thanks for the clear explanation in the first...

Thanks for the clear explanation in the first paragraph of why a traditional IRA may be the best option for people early in their careers.

Now late in my career I consider ROTH versus Traditional...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-04-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 29,542
Posted By BubbaChris
I see it differently. Young people who spend...

I see it differently. Young people who spend everything they take home and are possibly still building debt will get much more bang for the buck by starting and staying with a traditional IRA. The...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-03-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,167
Posted By BubbaChris
I'd suggest you ask to have the Andesen WDH added...

I'd suggest you ask to have the Andesen WDH added to the deal. Really, really easy to live with. My DW was able to get us fully hooked up, including the WDH if the hitch was already installed on my...
Forum: Just Conversation 01-27-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 29,542
Posted By BubbaChris
The tail end of this quote is one of my favorite...

The tail end of this quote is one of my favorite posts in this thread. I've seen people hold stock options (and other investments) well past their peak value because they feared paying taxes. They...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-27-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 32,065
Posted By BubbaChris
I've two new campgrounds withing 30-minutes of...

I've two new campgrounds withing 30-minutes of home. But both are freeway adjacent so I can't recommend them for more than a home base to explore from.

I'm also aware of another in Kanab, Utah...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-23-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,385
Posted By BubbaChris
I didn't want to use larger propane tanks, and...

I didn't want to use larger propane tanks, and the 1-lb bottles would be wasteful, so we went with the Flame Genie pellet fire pit. We use heating pellets (not smoking/grilling pellets) as they're...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-15-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 21,275
Posted By BubbaChris
It's been a while since I checked thoroughly, but...

It's been a while since I checked thoroughly, but when I did Consumer Reports barely scraped the surface on 3/4-ton and 1-ton trucks. And what they did do at that time was mostly pass along owner...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-13-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 21,275
Posted By BubbaChris
Thanks for posting this about the LB and GVWR....

Thanks for posting this about the LB and GVWR. And I'm glad I didn't know when I was truck shopping last year. My SRW SB fits in my garage, which will help it hold value.

I'm borderline on payload...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-10-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,236
Posted By BubbaChris
With all the OnStar and GM posts on this thread...

With all the OnStar and GM posts on this thread my $0.02 contribution is that I have AT&T data in my 2019 F350. And I signed up for the $15/month while I was still in the trail period.

Best...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-10-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,486
Posted By BubbaChris
FYI - I have 15K of towing experience with a 2013...

FYI - I have 15K of towing experience with a 2013 Expedition EL pulling a 6K lbs (ready to camp) 25-foot box TT.

My Expy had a towing package, but not a max towing. And my payload was about 120...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-27-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,951
Posted By BubbaChris
FYI - They have a private group (easy to join) on...

FYI - They have a private group (easy to join) on Facebook and Bill Martin very actively participates. They preview floorplans and designs there.

Bill tries to answer all questions and often gives...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-23-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,386
Posted By BubbaChris
Locally I see sheep wagons with chimneys, so I...

Locally I see sheep wagons with chimneys, so I can only guess they have a wood burning stove in there. A quick search finds these (https://idahosheepcamp.com/step_inside_of_our_sheep_wagons) as one...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-16-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 18,323
Posted By BubbaChris
I believe it is more like Urban Wisdom. Look at...

I believe it is more like Urban Wisdom. Look at the TFLTrucks YouTube videos where they are driving max tow configurations provided by the manufacturers. It will be some form of gooseneck trailer...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-13-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 28,435
Posted By BubbaChris
If you will have a co-pilot on most camping...

If you will have a co-pilot on most camping trips, make sure he/she has a chance to sit in the RAM before you seriously consider it. The transmission hump intruding into that space was a deal-breaker...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-13-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,336
Posted By BubbaChris
My expectation has been that a Ford 3/4 ton...

My expectation has been that a Ford 3/4 ton diesel would have about 400 lbs more payload than my 2013 Expedition, so your number is right in there. 2020 was an update year, not a major model change....
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-13-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By BubbaChris
It's more dealer-specific than brand based. ...

It's more dealer-specific than brand based.

My local Ford dealer makes you work down from Sticker, the guy up the road 60-miles works from invoice.

I know the owner of the local RAM dealer and...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-11-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,150
Posted By BubbaChris
For the same reason there are dozen's of answers...

For the same reason there are dozen's of answers on this thread - people make assumptions.

The key people in your case are the manufacturers and dealers. And they have statistics that say in your...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 12-02-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 29,441
Posted By BubbaChris
Honda didn't get to that number by building...

Honda didn't get to that number by building things to the status quo of Detroit at the time. And they moved those production and quality standards here onto US soil manufacturing plants. So luckily...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-22-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,921
Posted By BubbaChris
My owner's manual says there may be an automatic...

My owner's manual says there may be an automatic shutdown after 5 minutes if the parking brake is set, 15 minutes if the parking break is not set. I have not experienced it yet (and the manual covers...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 11-22-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 389
Posted By BubbaChris
Dog Bags Sale - 25% Off

This is the best time of year to buy from Doggie Walk Bags (https://www.dogbag.com/Default.asp)

They're doing 25% off. I typically buy a small case and then enough individual refill packs to...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-21-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By BubbaChris
My last rig was a 2013 Expedition EL towing a 25...

My last rig was a 2013 Expedition EL towing a 25 ft 6,000# travel trailer (ready to camp) using an Andersen WDH.

The independent rear suspension on the Expy and the Andersen made this a slightly...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-21-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,921
Posted By BubbaChris
Revisiting this thread We created a...

Revisiting this thread

We created a situation where buying new was the better option for us, so I wanted to feed my results back to the forums in case anyone else searches on the subject. Living...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-13-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,029
Posted By BubbaChris
We have a Goal Zero Yeti 150 that will soon get...

We have a Goal Zero Yeti 150 that will soon get replaced with one of their lithium models. In our TT we used it all the time, mostly with their accessory light that made reading at our dinette a more...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-01-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,690
Posted By BubbaChris
Since I use an Andersen UH, my process is a...

Since I use an Andersen UH, my process is a little different. But I prefer to wait to unhook the breakaway cable until after the trailer is fully separated from the truck. I just feel better having...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-27-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,901
Posted By BubbaChris
Oh, that California air quality! I grew up...

Oh, that California air quality!

I grew up in California during the era when all the pollution control equipment added started a positive trend and did improve the air.

As they improved things...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-25-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,515
Posted By BubbaChris
It has been less than two months since we made...

It has been less than two months since we made the switch you are considering. Between the lack of needing a WDH and the auto-leveling system setup is vastly improved. Right now we aren't really...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-06-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By BubbaChris
The first time I called AirLift, the tech said it...

The first time I called AirLift, the tech said it was the remote. I've learned since then the remote has a separate icon for the batteries inside.

I understand what you're saying about the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-05-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By BubbaChris
Thanks for the suggestions. Since posting this I...

Thanks for the suggestions. Since posting this I reviewed the install manuals and relocated the grounding wire for the pump from on top of the mounting foot to underneath (and tried to make sure it...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-05-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By BubbaChris
Any AirLift Air Bag Experts on Here?

I have a new Ford F350 SRW CCSB, and the dealer had a local shop install the LoadLifter 5000 air bags with the WirelessOne remote. Worked fine for about a week, but now it is mostly non-responsive.
...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-19-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,838
Posted By BubbaChris
St George Utah updated their fuel system a couple...

St George Utah updated their fuel system a couple of years ago. Added a bunch of pumps and diesel. I would not describe the driving pattern as big rig friendly, but some folks manage.

Being the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-22-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,140
Posted By BubbaChris
Congratulations! I'm sure that combo will work...

Congratulations! I'm sure that combo will work out well for you.

Best regards,
Chris
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