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RE: Point to ponder, hornets nest stir

Before I bought my current toy hauler I was towing my previous 5th wheel (14,500 GVWR) with my DRW Duramax. One of my concerns was the added safety of having a DRW. Case in point my wife was driving on a trip and an inner rear tire went flat. We heard a rumbling sound but had no idea we lost a truck tire; I thought it was a trailer tire. She got us off the road and it was a non-issue. Had we had a SWR it may have turned out differently losing the only tire on that side.
azdryheat 06/17/22 08:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Route from Cortez Colorado to Gunnison

I towed my 40' toy hauler on the 550 and won't do it again as I held up traffic while negotiating the hairpin turns and uphill grades. On my Harley the 550 is a blast.
azdryheat 06/17/22 08:44am Roads and Routes
RE: Bronco

Bronco engines have been blowing up as I've seen on the news.
azdryheat 06/17/22 08:36am Dinghy Towing
RE: Covid in RV Parks

I don't trust the government doctors or the CDC because they all lie about Covid. Masks and vaccines don't work and I have a dead wife to prove it. But Covid didn't stop us from travelling and enjoying life.
azdryheat 05/13/22 10:37pm Full-time RVing

This is where we're at. Tomorrow marks 2 weeks my wife has been on the ventilator while sedated. I got notified yesterday that they're going to start reducing the o2 flow to her and when it is low enuf they're going to remove the tube going into her lungs and put in a trach tube. When that's done they'll start to wake her up. She still has a long road ahead of physical therapy. This whole mess started with her complaining about the stomach flu, her symptoms were typical of that. So we treated her with liquids and electrolytes. S-I-L is with city fire so he had a paramedic friend come by to give her a bag of juice. That did nothing. Next morning he had another medic team come by and they did a full scan of her and her oxygen level was in toilet at 67%. They want at least 88%. She was immediately hospitalized and put on a ventilator 3 days later. Her respiration was 50 breaths per minute and her oxygen was down to 80. Docs said she would die if left to current treatment. She didn't want to go on the tube but we in the family took a vote and she lost. But by going on the tube she won her life. She was really bad off. None of us thought of Covid with the stomach flu, it's a respiratory virus, after all.
azdryheat 09/26/21 08:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Pet peeve, neighbors leave porch light on

How about those 5th wheels with the V shaped LED lights on the nose... very annoyingExactly. This past year at Alamo Lake in AZ it was the camp host with his front cap LED's lighting up everything in front of him like a flood light, which is where I was parked. So much for seeing the stars above.
azdryheat 09/26/21 08:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: AT&T no more Wireless Home Phone

I don't have a landline but they are useful in an emergency. I recall a call we were on where a guy's wife had a rifle in her mouth and all the husband could was to discretely call 911 without saying anything. We got the call as a check welfare and the landline gave us the address to respond to. Cellphone wouldn't have given us an address to respond to. We talked the wife out of the rifle and got her some help. That's the problem with cellphones; first responders don't have an address to respond to.
azdryheat 09/15/21 10:59pm Technology Corner
RE: 5er accidents

seems like the last few weeks have been really bad for 5ers here in NC. Why? My opinion. Many have been sold that story about how 5ers tow so good that you don't even know there are there, and that is how they drive. Like it is not there, and they get themselves into situations they don't have to skills to get out of, or don't have the Tv to get them out of it. Also many don't appear to have a 5th wheel capable TV. As in. I'll just put airbags on it, and it will be fine. WRONG. Airbags do not increase it capacity of your TV. Bottom line. Yes a 5er may or may not tow better than a tag along. But it is still a trailer hanging off the back of your truck, and it is still heavy, and it still moves the TV around some. Especially in the wind, and if your TV is not capable enough., and especially if you are tow really fast, and ignoring the trailer. You wouldn't believe the number of 5th wheels that pass me on the highway running 80, and 85 MPH. That folks is too fast. Even the big trucks don't run that fast as a rule. So don't fall for the myth that "you won't even feel it" You will, and if you aren't being careful. It may feel you right off the road. Drive like you are towing a trailer, because you are. You can't change lanes as fast, you can't accelerate as fast, and you can't stop as fast. You can't do anything like you can with out a trailer behind you. Drive accordingly. I'm tired of seeing campers scattered out all over the road. And yes. That goes for the tag alongs as well. But it just seems the 5ers are being driven with less caution than needed.Have you ever towed a 5th wheel? Doesn't sound like you have. My 19,000 GVWR toy hauler seems to ignore the crosswinds and it doesn't push my dually around. With 6 tires on the trailer and 6 tires on my dually my rig is extremely stabile to the point where I barely feel the wind. I've driven diesel pushers in the wind that are far less stable than my dually and trailer. The wrecks I've come across involving RVs are usually bumper pulls.
azdryheat 09/08/21 06:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Torn between two used Class A need help

I'd go with the 2012 Winni in a heartbeat. What is being built today is less quality.
azdryheat 09/06/21 10:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gassing Your Gasser

Once you get more seat time you'll be amazed at the tight quarters you can get in and out of. Those A gassers are pretty nimble.
azdryheat 09/06/21 09:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: diesel additives

I've been using Diesel Kleen in my Duramax for several years. Better performance, better fuel mileage.
azdryheat 09/06/21 08:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wheel bearing hot spots/blue discoloration

Perhaps the race wasn't fully seated.
azdryheat 09/06/21 04:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Tips on asking friends for mootchdocking?

We lucked out last year when we went to visit family in Michigan. They insisted we stay on their several acre property and even installed a 30 amp outlet to plug into.
azdryheat 09/02/21 10:07am Beginning RVing
RE: to many gps`s

If you're pulling a pop-up or small TT you're fine with Google Maps, but if you're %er is 43' long, 13'6" tall and weighs close to 20K don't even think of following Google Maps or you'll end up in big trouble.My TH is about as big as they get and I've been all over the US with just Google Maps and the Motor Carriers Atlas. I stay on interstates, US routes and State routes primarily. It's the back-country roads where you can get into trouble.
azdryheat 08/31/21 02:14pm Technology Corner

Wikipedia definition needs to be updated. From the CDC: "New Approach to Vaccines mRNA vaccines are a new type of vaccine to protect against infectious diseases. To trigger an immune response, many vaccines put a weakened or inactivated germ into our bodies. Not mRNA vaccines. Instead, they teach our cells how to make a protein—or even just a piece of a protein—that triggers an immune response inside our bodies. That immune response, which produces antibodies, is what protects us from getting infected if the real virus enters our bodies."
azdryheat 08/29/21 09:27am Around the Campfire
RE: Scary moment towing my 5er around Denver last week

I've been cut off driving a diesel pusher. Nothing like having an air horn to lean on. Guess you could get one of those for your truck. BTW, due to the relaxed drug laws in CO, isn't there a good chance that the crazy drivers are high on something?
azdryheat 08/26/21 09:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Umbilical cord markers/reminders

No matter how distracted I get I ALWAYS do a walk-around before I get behind the wheel. Perhaps a simple, "did you do a walkaround?" on the steering wheel will suffice.
azdryheat 08/24/21 05:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Delta, CO to Durango via 550

We did the 550 last summer in the rain pulling our Voltage and it wasn't even a challenge. If you're the panicky type then I'd advise an alternate route. 550 is the most fun on a Harley assuming there isn't a big slow RV holding you back, lol.
azdryheat 08/21/21 05:55pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2022 Allegro Open Road 36 LA

36LA is a good model and it's been out for several years. However, Tiffin's quality is less than what it was so check it out thoroughly. And don't expect the dealer to catch all that's wrong.
azdryheat 08/15/21 07:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Florida to Arizona Trip

We pulled our trailer from Tucson to Tampa (2000 miles) in 4 days. Our third night stop was near Pensacola. Being you'll be westbound you'll gain hours as you cross time zones. Class C should do better.
azdryheat 08/08/21 05:56pm Roads and Routes
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