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RE: 5er Noob Looking for a Hitch

I just recently installed the b&w under bed gooseneck hitch in my 22 ram. I am somewhat handy and had no issues it took a few hours. I need the gooseneck and the 5th wheel hitch both. Had the same in my previous truck so already had the b&w 5th hitch didn't want to have to buy a new base for the hitch to fit pucks and pay for the puck system both. Cheaper for me to just install the B&W underbed. Also putting the wiring connector in the bed was very easy. A variety of manufacturers make a harness that is plug and play. Just need to drill the hole in the side of the bed. Took me about 30 minutes to install that.
BarryG20 01/11/22 08:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Colorado Springs to Taos New Mexico

You can shoot down 25 to just south of raton and take 64 this has more twisties and slower once you get off the freeway a bit You can take 25 down to160 into ft garland then head south on 159 which turns in to something else after you cross the state line this way is pretty easy Peasey and fairly scenic another option would be take 24 west out of the springs to 285 then just south of villa grove and get on 17 into alamosa then east on 160 to ft garland and on south on 159 pretty scenic probably the longest way but another easy way
BarryG20 11/26/21 05:23pm Roads and Routes
RE: Additional fuel carrying capacity on pickup

Unsure what truck you have but take a look at Titan fuel tanks. They may offer a midship replacement tank. Based on some info in your post and some assumptions ford, 350, short bed, diesel 2017-2022 they offer a 55 gallon tank that takes the place of your existing fuel tank. No bed space lost or additional plumbing. I have had them in my last couple trucks and worth every penny as far as I am concerned. The new truck I have on order comes with a 50 gallon tank so wont put one it. I have used Titan but transfer flow, S&B, or Aero tanks may make them as well https://titanfueltanks.com/products/xxl-replacement-tanks?find=2019-ford-f350-4678&sid=NTAFkrcZnz
BarryG20 11/15/21 08:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Changing a tire yourself

I have always changed any flat tire I have had the pleasure of getting but I have been able to at the time with the prerequisite tools and a spare tire and the tire sizes I have been able to manage. If you can do it why not. However there are some you may not be able to change simply because you don't have the proper tools or a spare or you physically cant do it because the tire is too heavy. A trailer or fifth wheel should be no real issue to do it yourself assuming you have the proper tools for the job. Class B should be no issue. Class C might depend on which tire or tire size. Class A now you are getting into tire sizes that are just down right heavy to muscle around by yourself. They can easily be well over 100lbs tire and wheel.
BarryG20 10/22/21 08:26am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Storage towable Trailers off road types? "suggestions"

something along these lines https://www.coloradotrailersinc.com/trailers-off-road though I dont see one that small and at least to me they appear a bit pricey but have not seen one in person though they are right down the street from me. You might be better off finding some small used uhaul type box trailer and upfitting it to your off road needs just as the pp mentioned. You may have a hard time finding a ready made that small
BarryG20 09/23/21 08:02am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Air Filters For Your Trucks

Yes Geno's Garage https://www.genosgarage.com/ have probably spent thousands of dollars there over the last 20 years or so. They also sponsor the TDR website Turbo Diesel Register great resource for the Dodge/Ram trucks
BarryG20 08/17/21 01:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Air Filters For Your Trucks

I have been using Fleetguard's for over 20 years and over 1/2 million miles with no issue. Fuel, oil and air filters in my Cummins powered truck. I personally would never run a K&N on a diesel truck. The stock filter is more than capable of providing enough air.
BarryG20 08/17/21 08:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Kayenta AZ Burger King - Code Talkers Still There?

It was last time I was there but that was a couple years ago
BarryG20 08/11/21 01:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tent camping, Central Florida. Club.. travelers. Hiking. .

Don’t know how close an REI store would be but they may have some clinics but they also have bulletin boards with group info usually
BarryG20 08/01/21 07:54pm Tent Camping
RE: Colorado, I70 and 160 to 285 advice

I 70 is ho hum yes some long grades but it is interstate highway so nothing crazy at all. Genesee/floyd hill just west of Denver, then the slog up to the Eisenhower tunnel, then up Vail pass after that easy peasy to Moab. Moab and 191 south to Monticello Utah some short steep hills but nothing big. 491 from Monticello to Cortez (keep your eyes open for the 160 turn off in Cortez it can sneak up on you) easy peasy good road then on 160 to Mesa Verde again easy peasy bit of hill just before Mesa Verde exit. 160 east from Mesa Verde to 285 is nothing except for Wolf Creek pass. I personally find it zero issue but I drive over it probably 50 times a year so may be jaded. It is great road only two hairpins going up the west side and don't recall any on the east side. Once down super easy to Del Norte at the stop light in Del Norte turn left on 112 and save yourself some miles. It will take you to 160 is good road and flat. Left on 160 and it is slow slight uphill grade all the way to the top of Poncha Pass like as in 50 miles gradual. In fact you wont even know you are going up the pass it is such a gradual climb. Going down the other side you can tell but it is a minimal pass and no issue. Once down pay attention to signs to stay on 285 as you hit Poncha Springs there is stop light go through that and get in right hand lane to turn off to stay on 285 Now you start heading up the Arkansas river valley again a couple hills nothing big at all. At Johnson Corners you turn no big whoop again even Kenosha pass is minimal pass. After you get down it the road gets a bit more curvey but 45-55mph then it opens up in Bailey where there is a decent hill but really fairly short and gets better but it is good road all the way into Denver. 285 to 160 is my go to route to get down to the Mesa Verde area as we have some property in the area so am down there frequently. The drive is nice, usually uncrowded, minimal big trucks and good scenery.
BarryG20 07/21/21 03:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: Onboard Air Systems (Updated w/ Pics)

Extreme outback at least in my dealings has always been awesome. As I stated earlier in the thread my 20 year old unit is still cruising along just fine and dandy. Their service has been great the few times I called them. On a side note when I moved the compressor to my new truck a few years ago I got a couple new parts such as a new air filter for it. I went to hook it up. Had a problem it was a real headscratcher for me. I finally realized that I had put the one way valve in the system backwards, duuuuuhhhhh
BarryG20 07/16/21 08:08am Truck Campers
RE: Onboard Air Systems (Updated w/ Pics)

I am using an extremeair unit myself. It has been awesome so far and if it crapped out tomorrow I would not be upset. It has been underneath a truck for close to 20 years. And I do mean underneath the truck. On both trucks it sat /sits behind the cab underneath the bed on the pass side tucked up as high as possible between the frame rail and the bed side. I did fab up some protection panels for it out of some scrap aluminum diamond plate I had laying around. I originally put it on my 01 Ram then moved it over to my 17 Ram when I got a new truck. When I purchased it the Magnum was not out yet otherwise I would have bought that one. On my 01 I had quick connects on them front and rear of truck. On my 17 I just did one to the rear so I could easily inflate the trailer tires and the hose that does that will easily reach the front truck tires as well. Every once in a while I have to change the quick connect out for a new as they start to corrode and dont work so well. I ran hose inside the frame rail where possible and any place it went through a hole or was rubbing on something I would zip tie some heater hose around it. I have yet to have a hose break/split whatever. Make sure and run heavy enough gauge wire to the comp for power and ground.
BarryG20 07/13/21 10:21am Truck Campers
RE: National Parks' Hilarious Bear Advisory

I seem to recall a poster at Yellowstone about bison. It was a bison throwing someone in the air with blood spurting out. It was on the walls in front of the urinals in the bathroom at Grant Campground. I thought it was hilarious.
BarryG20 06/22/21 08:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need to Haul Cargo with a Truck registered as an RV (CA)

Here is your answer, about 1/2 down the page it is pretty clear https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/handbook/vehicle-industry-registration-procedures-manual-2/commercial-vehicles/pickup-with-a-camper-attached/
BarryG20 06/01/21 01:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Auxiliary fuel tank

Titan makes a 55 gallon midship replacement for that truck. Don’t lose any bed space that way if that is important to you
BarryG20 05/27/21 08:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hwy 115 north from 50 in Colorado

yes 115 is good to go and as 4runner said rush hour you might have to sit a cycle or two at some stop lights.
BarryG20 05/25/21 03:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: Cortez, CO RV parks?

Right by Mesa Verde in addition to the cg in the park you have Mesa Verde RV Resort, Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV Park and just up the road just east of Mancos Echo Basin Cabins and RV Resort. There are a few others in and right around Cortez. Sundance and Koa come to mind as previously mentioned
BarryG20 04/08/21 08:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking for a 2.5" receiver hitch

Geo'Boy has it right. I have had many over the years and finally plunked down the cash for the tow and stow a few years ago. It sure isn't the cheapest out there but as far as I am concerned it is the best I have ever used especially if you need multiple ball sizes like I do.
BarryG20 04/02/21 08:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Glacier National Park starting ticketed Entry

We have been to Zion many times over the years. I can remember pre shuttle and the sometimes hard time to find a parking spot. Then it got to the point of you could hardly find a parking spot at any trailhead. Then they instituted the mandatory shuttle you were no longer allowed to drive down the main canyon. We do canyoneering and as such have to haul a fair amount of gear. I thought the mandatory shuttle was going to be a major pita. In the end I had changed my mind. We no longer had to wait for parking spaces at the trailheads we used, the shuttle ran very frequently never had to wait more than 10 minutes. Yes we got more than a few strange looks and comments , why are carrying rope, are we supposed to where helmets in the park stuff like that. Then a few years ago I took my son with me to Zion as he hadn't been there since he was little and it had been several years for myself as well. First it took us 45 minutes to get a parking spot. Then we had to wait over 90 minutes to get on the shuttle and they were coming every 10 minutes or less. We almost left. However I thought let me go check with the a ranger and see what the deal is these days. She told me this normal but once we got out of the visitor center that it wouldn't be a problem. Well she was wrong. The shuttles were packed. If you got off at a stop you couldn't hardly get back on, you might have to wait for 3,4 or 5 shuttles before you could get back on, no it wasn't 90+ minutes but it might be 30 minutes. We got down to the Virgin River Narrows one of my previously favorite hikes there. It was unbelievable. The paved part of the trail was one constant line of people the entire way to the end of the pavement. Previous times we had hiked that not that it wasn't somewhat busy but this was crazy. Then we used to hike up the canyon 4 or 5 miles after the first 500 yards the people would thin out and after a mile or so you would find very few people and most of the time it was like you were the only one there. This time it was like we were at a water park. We went up about 2.5 miles and there were still at least a hundred people in view at all times. Not to mention their behavior and trash, plastic water bottles floating down the river, trash everywhere waiting for the next big rain to wash it all downstream. I was so disappointed. And for the first time in my life I thought it might be a good idea to limit park admittance. I had heard grumblings about lotteries etc and had previously always been against them, not so sure I am against them now. I have found this to be the case at Bryce, Grand Canyon, Canyonlands, Arches and even in some of at least what used to be considered remote places like Cedar Mesa or the Escalante area where you could go for days without seeing anyone now required permits, max people per day, no places to park at those areas. I realized the parks were not there for my personal enjoyment but for all peoples enjoyment however in many areas it is no longer enjoyable, yes the scenery is still great assuming you can overlook the crowds in front of you but it is no longer "getting away" it is more like an amusement park.
BarryG20 04/02/21 08:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Running boards + extra step

Amp Research power folding steps as mentioned by a previous poster does make an extended version as well as their normal version that does drop lower by 3 inches compared to the regular ones. https://www.amp-research.com/powerstep-xl-running-board When I take certain people in the truck I throw a small rubber maid stool in the truck to give them a second step.
BarryG20 03/26/21 08:35am Tow Vehicles
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