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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Yesterday, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By BarryG20
Our grandson is the same. He is now 12 but has...

Our grandson is the same. He is now 12 but has been helping spot me for several years at least when he is around. Even at 8 or 9 he was better than grandma who just never stays in my mirror so she...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-21-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 762
Posted By BarryG20
Tuffr On my ram it was from under the bed. ...

Tuffr
On my ram it was from under the bed. Since ram can come oem with a gooseneck hitch there is a cross member under there that didn't used to be there on the older ones. There is a hole...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-19-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 762
Posted By BarryG20
I assumed you were just talking about the hitch...

I assumed you were just talking about the hitch cost my bad. Installed my hitch myself.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-19-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 762
Posted By BarryG20
My truck did not come with the prep group. I need...

My truck did not come with the prep group. I need the option to tow a gooseneck. So it was the turnover ball for me. Not sure where a pp priced the turnover ball but they are nowhere near $1100. I...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-09-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By BarryG20
While I have nothing against Gale Banks and his...

While I have nothing against Gale Banks and his products I think he had a solution for a problem that doesn't really exist. I am not disputing his testing but how many diffs go bad, then narrow that...
Forum: Cummins Engines 11-06-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 764
Posted By BarryG20
Yes, output of the fuel filter side. The farther...

Yes, output of the fuel filter side. The farther away from the VP the better
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 11-03-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By BarryG20
While I am unfamiliar with that coach and engine...

While I am unfamiliar with that coach and engine I know my truck will high idle up to about 1k rpms and not sure if current truck does it but my previous 01 if really cold would first run up to 1k...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-29-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,045
Posted By BarryG20
The two parks by Mesa Verde are Ancient Cedars...

The two parks by Mesa Verde are
Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park and Mesa Verde RV Resort

We have some property down there and I get off on the Mesa Verde exit and drive right by the Ancient...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-26-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,289
Posted By BarryG20
If it were me I would not want to go over about...

If it were me I would not want to go over about a 13k trailer (GVW of the trailer) with a srw truck. Assuming 25% pin weight 3250, hitch 200, you and wife 300= 3750lbs with a few hundred lbs of...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-13-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,662
Posted By BarryG20
Yeah the c and c trucks do have different fuel...

Yeah the c and c trucks do have different fuel tank options from RAM not sure how far back but certainly several years you can get a 22 gal midship and a 50+ gallon rear tank or both. Some folks...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-12-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,662
Posted By BarryG20
HDGOOSE I am going by what a reputable titan...

HDGOOSE
I am going by what a reputable titan installer told me, what the dealer told me, as well as I am a member of a couple ram diesel forums who have come across this and cant get it to do it...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-09-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,662
Posted By BarryG20
At least on my 2017 ram you cannot recalibrate...

At least on my 2017 ram you cannot recalibrate the ecm for the larger tank which is kind of bummer but not that big of a deal. My gauge reads fine but a couple caveats. Running empty I can go about...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-06-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,662
Posted By BarryG20
My ram came with a 32 gallon tank put the titan...

My ram came with a 32 gallon tank put the titan 54 gallon midship in back in january. Been very happy with it. Just canít live with an in bed tank need the bed too often to give up the space
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-30-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By BarryG20
This may be of little help but a thought. I...

This may be of little help but a thought. I would be, as many have mentioned, careful of putting it on the rear bumper without careful inspection and probably some additional support. I have a...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-30-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,849
Posted By BarryG20
At least at the time and it may be different now...

At least at the time and it may be different now I suppose but I was in the same position as you a few years ago. Wanted a 2500 diesel to replace my aging one with 375k on the odo. I knew I was...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-30-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By BarryG20
It will freeze and thaw back out just fine. If...

It will freeze and thaw back out just fine. If you are going to refill it I would not fill the tank to the top though to allow for expansion when it does freeze
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-04-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By BarryG20
If you do go the route of switch replacement take...

If you do go the route of switch replacement take a look at Carling Technologies they make hundreds of types of switches. incandescent, led, spdt, dpdt, spdt, spst etc, momentary, rocker, toggle...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-13-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By BarryG20
And to top it off they have closed Independence...

And to top it off they have closed Independence Pass hwy 82 as well due to too many large vehicles trying to take it to shorten the detour. Certainly the posted detour is long and out of the way but...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-06-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By BarryG20
Another place we have stayed is right outside the...

Another place we have stayed is right outside the south entrance to the park in Tusayan called Grand Canyon Camper Village they have some full hookups. I believe it is less than a mile to the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-31-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,276
Posted By BarryG20
Required use of a box is not the campgrounds...

Required use of a box is not the campgrounds fault. If it is an issue for you since you cant easily connect to the back of your tv next time you have an opportunity fix the issue. I dont use cable...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 06-23-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By BarryG20
160 is fine to Cortez you will want to get on 491...

160 is fine to Cortez you will want to get on 491 up to Monticello which is also fine then catch 191 north to Moab also good road. All traffic uses those roads semi and RV alike
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-15-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By BarryG20
Another B&W vote here. I need both the goose...

Another B&W vote here.
I need both the goose neck and the fifth. Been using b&w for over 20 years, no problems, no complaints, no reason to change.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 06-15-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By BarryG20
While this maybe wrong for your vehicle on my...

While this maybe wrong for your vehicle on my previous truck it did have a petcock which required you to turn it and pull it.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-27-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 879
Posted By BarryG20
I am jaded for sure as I have driven it many...

I am jaded for sure as I have driven it many times. For the most part the speed limit is 25 mph(from silverton to Ouray) except for a few stretches where it is higher and appropriately so. It is...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-21-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By BarryG20
My 2017 ram 3500 srw with Cummins and 68rfe trans...

My 2017 ram 3500 srw with Cummins and 68rfe trans has been great so far with 119k on the odo so far. Been quite happy with it. They all have good ones and bad ones as many have said drive them all.
Forum: Just Conversation 04-18-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,982
Posted By BarryG20
The thunderbirds are flying here tomorrow after...

The thunderbirds are flying here tomorrow after Air Force academy graduation ceremony. Flying up and down front range to several cities here to thank the health care workers here
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 04-07-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,025
Posted By BarryG20
Obviously everyone has their opinion so going to...

Obviously everyone has their opinion so going to give mine. From a store perspective as I work for a grocery store. Not a Walmart or Kroger just an independent with 3 stores

Can’t hardly get...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-23-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By BarryG20
I am probably jaded as I go over it 30+ times a...

I am probably jaded as I go over it 30+ times a year. Not a big deal at all. As Busskipper said it is a real pass but common sense and gearing will get you up, over and down without a problem. For...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-13-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,962
Posted By BarryG20
I have nothing real to add outside of short story...

I have nothing real to add outside of short story here in a second. As others have said make sure and do your research. The surgery itself was short and sweet everything seemed great.

I had cat...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-09-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By BarryG20
Taking the freeway (co springs to flagstaff)is...

Taking the freeway (co springs to flagstaff)is actually about an hour faster even though it is about 80 miles farther. However 160 to 89 is a much more scenic route and unless I was really pressed...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-05-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By BarryG20
The drivers license you need is based on the...

The drivers license you need is based on the state of your residence not states you will be passing through or visiting. However the "other" laws that pertain to driving/towing are more state...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-20-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By BarryG20
Good luck on finding a spot if you just drive in...

Good luck on finding a spot if you just drive in without reservations. In fact as has been mentioned you might already have a tough time getting them now. Again as someone else mentioned making...
Forum: Vintage RV's 01-20-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By BarryG20
First green one looks like a dome light or all...

First green one looks like a dome light or all interior lights, second looks like a light for driver seat, third one is map/reading light. Lightning bolt arrow no idea

Next pic since they are a...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-17-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,137
Posted By BarryG20
Many folks bring up good points to ponder with a...

Many folks bring up good points to ponder with a truck in the city. No doubt a truck whether 150, 250 or 350 is going to be a significant difference compared to your Mini or Audi in virtually any...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-16-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,137
Posted By BarryG20
well just for grins I went to fords website and...

well just for grins I went to fords website and took a look at the 2020's

f150 lariat super crew cab
overall length with a 6.5 bed 243"
overall height 77.3"
overall width no mirrors 79.9"...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-15-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By BarryG20
You would think the same logic applies to a def...

You would think the same logic applies to a def tank though they are quite a bit smaller than a fuel tank and should produce significantly less condensation. One thing to be aware of is that def...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-14-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,137
Posted By BarryG20
I drive a 2017 ram 3500, srw, crew cab, long bed...

I drive a 2017 ram 3500, srw, crew cab, long bed around the Denver area they don’t really get any longer than that. Does it fit everywhere? no it does not. Is there any place I don’t go because of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-20-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,955
Posted By BarryG20
I agree first place to start is with the ISP...

I agree first place to start is with the ISP providers. That will be the first hurdle to get over and you may find the only one that matters and no need to go further. The options are more than...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-21-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,788
Posted By BarryG20
Well you have to do what makes you feel good...

Well you have to do what makes you feel good about it. I have run well over 400,000 miles with a fumoto valve on my oil pan on my tv and it does see off road.

Do you think people go cruising...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-16-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By BarryG20
It has been a while since I have been on that...

It has been a while since I have been on that route as we normally come from the east but certainly doable. The road is not overly wide and there are some steep areas and the speed is lower but the...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-11-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By BarryG20
It has been a while but I don't recall any issue...

It has been a while but I don't recall any issue with the road at all.

When we got there that evening it was a bit late but we decided to check out the visitor center etc to have our bearings in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-26-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,012
Posted By BarryG20
I have been using the Walmart DEF almost...

I have been using the Walmart DEF almost exclusively for over 80k miles in my truck. No problems to date. It is dated in an easy to read format but it is born date not a sell by date. I personally...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-19-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,487
Posted By BarryG20
Moab to Capital Reef Via 70-24 wouldn’t do...

Moab to Capital Reef

Via 70-24 wouldn’t do it other two routes much better unless speed is of the essence

Via 70-72-24 you will go up the San Raphael Swell it is quite scenic, 72 is a great...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-15-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,487
Posted By BarryG20
There is probably only one ladder at Mesa Verde...

There is probably only one ladder at Mesa Verde that will give you any real concern and that is the one getting into Balcony house. The other ones are not as steep, or as long and for the most part...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-27-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By BarryG20
I know on my trailer the warranty work took way...

I know on my trailer the warranty work took way to long. First I had to take it in for them to look at which meant dropping it off for a week or so. Then they wanted me to pick it up while they...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-20-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By BarryG20
Load range C on a fifth wheel seems kind of light...

Load range C on a fifth wheel seems kind of light since they have a max weight rating of like 1400 lbs (could be why they separated to begin with), on 10k weight 5th trailer assume 2k pin weight so...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-12-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
Posted By BarryG20
No, Camper Village is right outside the south...

No, Camper Village is right outside the south entrance to the park in Tusayan like a mile or less outside the gate. IIRC it is 6 miles to the rim from there but I think between Memorial day and...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-11-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
Posted By BarryG20
If the above is full, there is another one right...

If the above is full, there is another one right outside the south entrance to the park in Tusayan. Have stayed in both either one works ok for us. At least in season bus also goes to Tusayan with...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-07-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By BarryG20
Your best bet may be to head down to Navajo...

Your best bet may be to head down to Navajo National Monument in Tsegi. It is about 80 or 90 miles down the highway. It is a hidden gem of a park. I have never camped there before so cant speak to...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-06-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,502
Posted By BarryG20
I70 from Richfield to 191 is not bad. First it...

I70 from Richfield to 191 is not bad. First it is interstate highway. Yes between Richfield and exit 117(might be 116) for the Moore Road exit there are some hills and some curves but nothing...
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