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RE: New Trailer Quality Control

I always find it interesting the people will buy a 5-10-50 year old house but won't buy a 2-3 year old RV.
goducks10 07/06/20 09:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Help - TV - Lance 2445 & Escalade

Rear airbags? Maybe they just aired them down for easier egress?:)
goducks10 07/05/20 01:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Are campgrounds more crowded or is it just me?

We have a favorite spot we go to several times in the summer. Went 2 weeks ago for 4 nights Mon-Fri. It was full. There's a string of 7 CG's along a river and most all were full or very close to full. Last year you could just show up on a Sun-Mon afternoon and get a decent spot. Now every site in ever CG is reserve only. Last year it was a mixed bag. Saw plates from WA, ID, CA and TX. I'd say it's definitely more crowded. Drove up to another CG about 5 miles away and it was full as well. And this is during the week. Not a good sign.
goducks10 07/05/20 08:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Help - TV - Lance 2445 & Escalade

I think you'll be borderline maxed out. I'm guessing that the TW is heavier than you think. If you go to Lances site you can build your own 2445 and it will tell you what the UVW will be. I loaded one up with most nice stuff and it added 551 lbs. Batteries, propane, stuff in the bedroom and front cargo area will push it towards 900 lbs. That leaves 500 lbs. I see it's a bunk so guessing you have kids? Whats the weight of everyone and the gear going in the Caddy? If you're comfortable being at max payload then it looks doable. You certainly have the power.
goducks10 07/05/20 08:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ford Ranger with 5th wheel hitch

Couldn't get close enough to get a photo, would love to see what he's towing with the ranger. Maybe something like this
goducks10 07/05/20 08:24am Towing
RE: RV Shopping

JMO but $30-35K won't get you much in the way of quality in a 30'-35' 5er. Even a slightly used one. I suggest you go to and enter in $30,000-$35,000 and that will give you an idea of what you'll have available.
goducks10 07/05/20 08:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 10,000 wdh for 4,000 lb TT

BTDT with a Nissan Frontier and a 4050 lb loaded TT. Way to stiff. I ended up with bars rated at 400-600 lbs. With the Equalizer IIRC you can swap out the bars on them with the exception of the 1400 lb model. It uses a different head.
goducks10 06/21/20 09:01am Towing
RE: What's with Ford and TFL?

We we all know Ford is 'First On Race Day' so no need to test them anyways. :)
goducks10 06/17/20 09:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: F250 3.73 to 4.30 axle ratio

Five thousand dollars for a gear swap is just about exactly what it costs to buy a diesel instead of a gas engine. Add $4000-5000 to that. The diesel option for a ford is $10,495. Ram its $9300
goducks10 06/12/20 10:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ok what truck to buy ?

Ram has a 50 gal fuel tank option if you order. I've seen a few 6.4's with it for sale. It's a $295 option thats well worth it.
goducks10 06/09/20 10:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How to safely operate a B & W Patriot 16k 5th wheel hitch

Doesn't get much easier than with a B&W. Slide the handle towards the cab, back in correctly and the hand will move towards the tailgate when hitched. Walk around to plug the 7 pin cord in and check that the jaws are around the pin. Reach in the bed and pin the handle. Used a 16K Patriot for 6 years without one issue.
goducks10 06/09/20 10:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Oregon SP opening up

According to an OregonLive story, State parks at the Oregon coast are reservation only. No walk ups. Guessing they're trying to cut down on the visitor travel. Also you can only book 2 weeks in advance vs the normal 9 months for State parks.
goducks10 05/31/20 09:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Airbag fill ports?

Mine are where the top license plate holes are.
goducks10 05/26/20 08:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rig for two couples?

My DW and I can just barely handle being with each other for a month on the road. Adding in another couples disagreements along with ours and I think it would get old. I vote for two seperate trailers. Another factor is what if one person in the party gets sick? that would really put a kibosh in the trip.
goducks10 05/21/20 02:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Opening of National Parks, Forests & State Parks

I think people are sick of this bogus covid scam. You can't believe the CDC or Dr F because they have been wrong so much of the last couple of months. People want to live their lives. Sick people, susceptible people, and scaredy cats need to stay home and not rag on the rest of us. Heckuva scam that kills 93,000 in 2.5 months. Thats even better than that Flu scam.
goducks10 05/21/20 09:00am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Travel When Restrictions lifted

Wow, the term RV Doctor just took on new meaning.
goducks10 05/19/20 03:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Routine brake/shock inspection, how?

His profile says he has an Outdoors RV TT. Shocks are part of a package along with 16" tires. The shocks are not high quality but still should last more than 10,000 miles. Best way to check the shocks is to take them off and manually push on them. If they push real easy or even fairly easy then they're shot. You should have a hard time trying to compress them when they're good. As for the brakes you have to remove the brake drum. Personally I wouldn't worry about the brakes after 10,000 miles. But I would be looking at doing a bearing repack after 2 years and 10,000 miles. Mainly because you don't know how well the factory packed them. If you have the EZ lube axles and pumped in grease through them you may have blown a bearing seal which would spray grease on the brakes. Time for a complete tear down and inspection.
goducks10 05/15/20 08:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Building own travel trailer legality?

My thoughts.... You will spend more building one than you would buying one. Figure out what you can spend and start looking at your local craigslist/facebook online marketplace. x2. Much easier to find a used one and do some updates.
goducks10 05/12/20 03:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Air shocks on tandem axle - settle this debate.

I have the Moreyde 3000 and OEM shocks on my TT and it rides as smooth as I could hope for.
goducks10 05/07/20 07:50am Travel Trailers
RE: The latest on Oregon State Parks

I can understand keeping areas closed that are reporting infections. but for areas with no infections reported for two weeks or more. the local population should be allowed to use local facilities. I wouldn't open them for people coming from out of state or from areas with infections reported.. And how do you enforce that? Outta state sure, but in state? Time to reactivate the Oregon Border Patrol: Oregon Border Patrol Oregon Border Patrol #2 LOL those are good.
goducks10 05/06/20 08:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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