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RE: Discoverer AT3 XLT

Batteries as noted, are made by 3-5 manufactures here in NA. Choose poison by where you can get warrenty easy enough etc. Marty That great deal you got 2 years ago isn't, when your 700 miles away from home with a dead off brand battery.
jaycocamprs 05/22/22 05:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Theoretical heights.

Unnecessary, but this is theoretical, I don't have a unit, but am planning a build and want to know if my theoretical numbers make sense. If you thinking of building a trailer, you need to look at this thread. BoonHauler BoonHauler was a member here but hasn't posted in years. From what I remember reading the build thread he really did it right. Took a good while but really looked good when he was done.
jaycocamprs 05/14/22 05:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I-75 at Chattanooga

Sorry to hijack this thread, but I could use some help from the Chatt locals please. We will be going to Cloudland SP in early June, coming from Boone, NC area. We're pulling a 36ft 5th wheel with a dually. Google maps says to take IHs 75 to 24 to 59 and exit to hwy 136. It looks like that takes you over a pretty good pass. Is this advisable with camper? Anyone have a better route? Thanks so much!! Mark That is the best way, traffic on I-24 will suck. But you will see much worse grades coming out of Boone and up GA-136 to the park, than on the interstate For the OP. Construction is done. I-75 straight thru usually isn't to bad. Most backups on I-75 are from I-24 west. Stay out of the right lane as you approach the area, unless you are going west on I-24. Left 3 lanes are I-75, I-24 exits to the right. This is especially true north bound.
jaycocamprs 04/30/22 06:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: GM buying back 6.6L Duramax

Howdy! Hell I have a 2018 Chevrolet 3500 LTZ Duramax 6.6 and from day one the engine bock heater was recalled. Been replaced once. Shortly after that it was recalled again. Every time I ask the dealership they state there’s no replacement available. I had a long conversation with GM costumer service and they only stated the same thing “NO FIX AT THIS TIME”. My only response was “THATS NO WHAT I PAID FOR”. Still waiting! If they want to buy this thing back they can have it! “Happy Trails” Chiefneon Chief I'm in the same boat, but I did get a letter from GM saying that parts are now available. Going in next week. I have no desire to be anywhere that I need that block heater, but I want what I paid for.
jaycocamprs 04/21/22 04:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Flying J / RV Lanes

You are aware that Flying j fuel prices are higher than other stations! I just completed a trip through 3 states. The Pilot/Flying Js I stopped at or passed were the same and a few were cheaper as any other in the same area. For gas they are competitive, diesel not so much.
jaycocamprs 04/05/22 07:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: Do you always have to pay inside at Truck stops?

First to the OP's question, sometimes your card will read. As to being trapped, well the last Loves I got DEF in I had to back out of. Because the driver ahead was still MIA after I went in paid for and pumped my DEF.
jaycocamprs 03/16/22 07:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: trailer wheel weight rating/compared to tire psi rating?

Dexter 6 lug on 5.5 are rated for 2860. Their 16" wheels were what I used when we upgraded from the stock 15" on the last trailer.
jaycocamprs 03/16/22 07:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing performance - F150 vs F250

By the time you add the heavy tow and payload to a 150, it is as much as a F250. The 250 with the bigger brakes, axles, stiffer frame, and pretty much heavier duty everything will be a much better option. The new 7.3l gas engine is a really good choice for that weight. This is so true. It's not that you can't get a F-150 that will do the job, you can. But any F-250 will, and likely do it better.
jaycocamprs 03/07/22 07:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Hope this is OK for this forum - DEF question

I quit using the jugs and fill with DEF from a gas style pump at the fuel station. It's cheaper, but more importanly there is no dripping or spilling. Once from the jug, it's been bulk from the pump ever since that first time!
jaycocamprs 02/15/22 06:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dumb mistake

Pour it into a clean 5 gallon bucket. Let it set for a day. Siphon 4-1/2 gallons of fuel off the top. X2
jaycocamprs 01/16/22 08:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I-75 at Chattanooga

It meets Federal guidelines which don't allow left exits. It's better for the I-75 thru traffic, but the interface with I-24 is not. It's well marked, but there are obviously people not looking, or following old GPS units. I do not think the next phase will help either, it's just adding more lanes that don't really go anywhere, more parking. It does not address the root problem which is 6 miles west, the 4 lanes from exit 178 US-27 north to exit 167 I-59 south. TDOT needs to add 2 more lanes each way for the 11 miles to I-59.
jaycocamprs 12/27/21 05:08pm Roads and Routes
RE: I-75 at Chattanooga

I-75-thru traffic isn't that bad. I would stay over to the left for a few miles. The right lane slows with people trying to cut over to I-24 at the last minute, and coming off I-24. I-24 is a total cluster!
jaycocamprs 12/25/21 06:35pm Roads and Routes
RE: MI to FL

I don't think 27 around Atlanta would be that tough. Like any other US highway, just take your time and enjoy the ride. Same goes for avoiding Cinti (I know what you mean about this city!). Remember, the US highways were the main roads pre-interstates, no none of them are really tough or treacherous, IMO. No the road isn't bad. But you are going to add at least 50 miles, and at least an hour. Of course you can lose that hour,or more in Atlanta. Someone had recommended I take US27 to avoid Atlanta. Best I can see, that looks like a tough route. Most times I just go thru, but some time take US-27. If your going to the panhandle, then US-27 makes a lot of sense. Not so much if going to the east side. And even then most time we leave home early enough that we still go thru Atlanta, picking US-27 up in Columbus. Coming home I'm later and much more likely to run US-27 up to Rome. If you want to try US-27, get off I-75 at either exit 312 or 306. Exit 312 is GA-53 and will take you west to Rome GA. Exit 306 is GA-140 and will take you west to GA-53. I like GA-140 as GA-53 is a lot of stop and go through Calhoun. But GA-140 has been under construction, making it 4 lane. Take GA-1 Loop around Rome, it’s the 1st light coming into Rome. When you get to US-411 take a right, and stay on the 4 lane. 411 & 27 will split a few miles south of Rome. Carrollton GA; you just might as well go straight thru. At LaGrange take a left onto the Davis Rd Bypass around to the LaGrange mall. Left on GA-109 to I-85 north. Go north to I-185 to the next exit I-185 south toward Columbus GA Columbus stay on I-185 to exit 1A, US-27 south. I find that Columbus is a good fuel stop, and get diesel at the Circle K at 2525 Airport Thruway. This is the Circle K on the left (there is also one on the right, no diesel) as you come from I-185. They have a set of diesel only pumps up on the right side of the store, fuel and exit around the store. They don’t have card readers in these pumps. There a diesel pump on the outside island that does, if you can get to it. US-27 & US-280 cut thru FT Benning, and will split not long after you leave the base. US-280 will go thru Plains & Americus getting to I-75 at Cordele. US-27 crosses US-82 40 miles south Cuthbert GA. It will go thru Albany GA and get to I-75 at Tifton. Way down US-84 runs from Bainbridge GA thru Thomasville GA to Valdosta GA. And finally US-27 will get to I-10 in Tallahassee FL.
jaycocamprs 11/21/21 12:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Alternators - what are your thoughts?

So you are talking about a gasoline powered air conditioner? Or propane. As a matter of fact, diesel powered have been on the market for a couple of decades. I don't want a "Reefer unit" on my RV. And after spending some weeks in a hotel that had a restaurant supply driver stop 2 nights a week. I know I don't want to listen to it. But yes it would work.
jaycocamprs 08/28/21 07:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Atlanta

The route over through the The Carolinas doesn't add a lot of miles to Key West, and is shorter to Savannah. However it would take you up or down what is likely the steepest interstate in the southeast, I-26 from Hendersonville, NC to the South Carolina line. Atlanta I always go straight thru. The road surface is good. I-285 is rough, especially the west side. However I often use I-20 out to Madison GA, US-441 south to I-16. This trades the south side for the east side, lots less traffic on I-20 for the 20 extra miles.
jaycocamprs 08/28/21 08:52am Roads and Routes
RE: Alternatives for Michelin XPS Ribs?

If I needed 15" tires, I'd sure look at these. Transeagle ST Radial 225/75R15. available in either load range "F" and "G".
jaycocamprs 08/28/21 07:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: GM 'o7classic LBZ dsl 6 spd to '21 L5P dsl 10 spd report

GM has for many years
jaycocamprs 08/18/21 06:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Opinions on diesel vs. gasoline

A diesel in a Class C is a lot different than a diesel in a Class A. All the noise and heat is in front of you in a Class C, but far behind you in a Class A DP. I love diesels, but don't want it in my face. Noise and heat wont go away just because it's a gas burner. The newer diesels aren't as loud as the old ones. And a Super C on a medium duty truck chassis will be easier to work on that a Ford or GM van chassis.
jaycocamprs 08/11/21 01:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fall Creek Falls, Tennessee

You will definitely want to enter the park from the south. The question is do you want to climb the mountain on TN-111 from Dunlap, or TN-8 from McMinnville. TN-111 up from Dunlap is 1200' in 3.75 miles, this includes a long fairly flat piece about halfway. The top is section steeper. TN-8 is about 900' in just under 3 miles and is a fairly constant grade. Going around and up thru McMinnville TN will add time and miles to your trip. The shortest way from B'ham is up I-59 to I-24 west. Take exit 155 to TN-28 north. TN-111 is on the north side of Dunlap a short ways past the Walmart. While FCF has a good camp store, I would suggest that you pick up any last minute supplies in Dunlap, there isn't a lot up on the mountain.
jaycocamprs 08/11/21 08:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 5th wheel Hitch recommendations

The Turning point swivel pin box doesn't need a sliding hitch. The pivot point is at the trailer end, they use a key behind the kingpin much like a Superglide. B&W also recommends the puck mount system, not the single point Companion. The swivel can be locked out if not needed The OP just needs a hitch to fit his truck. I'd recommend the B&W RVK3600. I got my B&W from Etrailer. They aren't the cheapest hitch, but I don't think you'll find one better made
jaycocamprs 08/11/21 06:52am Fifth-Wheels
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