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RE: How wide do mirrors need to be for a TT?

The problem is not hitting a small branch. The problem is hitting a tree. The problem is not hitting a traffic cone but something like a guardrail. The wheels of your wide trailer will be considerably outside the path of your tow vehicle.
ppine 10/26/20 10:00pm Beginning RVing
RE: Tire Opinions

Good luck with Toyo and Cooper on my one ton Ford. More than 60,000 miles, they are quiet and the traction is very good.
ppine 10/26/20 08:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Time to retire the 7.3 OBS?

I had the front end of my Ford rebuilt with all Moog parts for around $1,200. Now every part has a grease fitting. AC is not that hard to fix. Even a new compressor is not that much. A windshield is just part of maintenance. The Fords have some odd electrical problems in the cab. That is the one thing I am going to get fixed. It takes an auto electrician. At 175 k mi I am tempted to get a rebuilt trans for my 2002. The new torque converters are totally superior. I am choking on the idea of spending $40,000 in American dollars for a truck with 100k miles.
ppine 10/26/20 08:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying from a private party

It is easy to look up any MH on google and see what they are going for. Be careful of private party sellers. Don't meet them in remote locations. Take someone with you. Best to not take cash except for purchases less than a couple of thousand dollars. If you want to buy one, take the seller to the bank and get a cashier's check.
ppine 10/25/20 09:55am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: 1/2 ton truck towing question

No.
ppine 10/25/20 09:51am Towing
RE: How wide do mirrors need to be for a TT?

I had a Nash 22 that was 8.5 feet wide. You are correct. I could not see very well from a Ford one ton with the factory mirrors extended. I sold the trailer. It was difficult to make it through construction zones and places with road cones. Narrow campgrounds with a lot of trees were a challenge. Now I have a Rockwood ultra lite that is 8 feet wide and towing is a lot easier.
ppine 10/25/20 09:48am Beginning RVing
RE: Fairbank AK -- Northern Lights ????

Fairbanks in December would be hard to describe as "a vacation." This is especially true if you are not used to the darkness and extreme low temps.
ppine 10/25/20 09:44am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Fire in Grand County CO - Estes Park threatened 10.24.20

Forests in National Parks may be on the only place worse than the National Forests. They have no forest management at all.
ppine 10/24/20 10:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Time to retire the 7.3 OBS?

I am going through a similar mental exercise with a 2002. The logical thing to do is make some repairs and keep driving it. In 175k miles I have never had my truck fail to get me home. I had an issue with the wiring harness once that disconnected 2 cylinders. I could still tow a boat through the mountains on 6 cylinders.
ppine 10/24/20 08:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: favorite tow vehicle for small trailer??

Same as for a big trailer.
ppine 10/24/20 08:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire Chains

You aren’t legally required to carry chains between those dates, at least in B.C. A sensible law. I carry chains about 6 months out of the year in the Lower 48. Some of the state highways in Nevada are dirt.
ppine 10/24/20 08:10am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Southern Utah boondocking: how long do roads take to dry?

x2 on Matt's Offroad Recovery. Two things I'd do: 1. put Matt's number in your phone "just in case" 2. call Matt and ask the question....he knows the area very well and can help answer that question for you What phone service? In Utah you are on your own.
ppine 10/23/20 03:46pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Fire in Grand County CO - Estes Park threatened 10.24.20

Weather is always a factor. The worse the weather, the worse the fire. The forests of Colorado suffer as much from neglect as any state in the US.
ppine 10/23/20 09:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
AGM Batteries for Travel Trailer

Who has made the upgrade from lead acid batteries to AGM. Using solar panels to keep my batteries up allows them to get hammered sometimes. Late season camping does not always allow them to get back to 100%. AGM batteries can go to 50% without hurting them. They charge up to 5x faster than wet lead acid batteries. I am considering 2 100aH batteries like Renogy. Who else uses them?
ppine 10/22/20 09:22am Tech Issues
RE: Southern Utah boondocking: how long do roads take to dry?

A good question. I have worked around bentonite in Wyo and SD. Sometimes you can get stuck on a flat road with chains on all 4 wheels. Sometimes you have no choice but to wait for the weather to dry out. It depends on the temp, usually low humidity and the wind. If a shower is brief, the sun and some wind can dry out the surface in a couple of hours, even 45 minutes. Sometimes you can travel in the early morning when it is frozen.
ppine 10/22/20 09:16am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Tire Chains

Yes. For a trip like that, bring chains along with down sleeping bags and warm clothes for everyone on the trip. In cold remote country, that stuff goes in the vehicle in the fall and stays there until the spring.
ppine 10/22/20 09:12am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Fire in Grand County CO - Estes Park threatened 10.24.20

Colorado is an example of a state that once had a very active program to deal with beetle killed trees. In the 1980s I used to have a logging company and made good money working on state felling contracts. I helped build a large log house near Grand Lake. Those programs went away a long time ago. Now the State is paying the price for its short sightedness. Gig loggin or expect these fires to continue.
ppine 10/22/20 09:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fairbank AK -- Northern Lights ????

I have seen them in the North Cascades in late summer. It was always a surprise and a welcome sight. They were mostly green streaks and curtains of light. North of Fairbanks they come in many colors and cover the sky.
ppine 10/22/20 09:08am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Oil change

Fumoto works well.
ppine 10/21/20 02:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Etiquette and Courtesy for Tourists & Visitors

Respect goes a long way where ever you travel.
ppine 10/21/20 09:41am RV Lifestyle
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