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RE: What is the best route out of Brookings?

I didn't take I5 last summer so I don't know. I took 99. MC From your description I5 was better last summer, but with some sections that were less desirable.
speediq99 08/15/22 01:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: What is the best route out of Brookings?

I took 99 last year instead of I5. I found 99 to have a ton of road expansion joints and the truck lane to have damage. It was a rough ride for quite a while. Is I5 any better? MC X2 On crossing at 20, fuel options at Lost Hills. South of Stockton you can take French Camp Rd to 99 as a option.
speediq99 08/15/22 11:29am Roads and Routes
RE: What is the best route out of Brookings?

Thank you. That seems like a better way. It is always hard to leave the coast with a big rig. MC Hello, We are in Brookings,Or with a 43ft 5th wheel. We are heading to Bakersfield. Map shows 299 to I5 but there is a fire warning and 299 seems not to be too friendly for large rigs. It is the shortest route. Any known fire delays? Any advise on a more RV friendly route out of Brookings? MC Skip 299, fires, road construction, and many delays:( Take 101 south to Hwy. 20 then east to I-5. South on I-5 to Hwy 46. East to hwy. 99 then south to Bakersfield. 5 miles east on hwy 58 for a number of good RV Parks. Instead of I-5 you can take hwy 99 south to Bakersfield.
speediq99 08/14/22 04:12pm Roads and Routes
What is the best route out of Brookings?

Hello, We are in Brookings,Or with a 43ft 5th wheel. We are heading to Bakersfield. Map shows 299 to I5 but there is a fire warning and 299 seems not to be too friendly for large rigs. It is the shortest route. Any known fire delays? Any advise on a more RV friendly route out of Brookings? MC
speediq99 08/14/22 01:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best itinerary for Alaska

Thank you. These is very good advise. I appreciate it. MC
speediq99 06/12/22 01:37pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Best itinerary for Alaska

I have been in contact with a couple of friends that are driving to Alaska now in similar rigs. Just before Tok, one experienced damage to the rig, and a bent frame. The other one had broken leaf springs and 2 blown tires. Roads are a mess in certain areas. Thank you for all the great information shared here. It sounds like we are going to rethink this year's trip and either fly next year or rent a smaller rig. I am not sure I can drive 30mph for 1000s of miles. These big rigs take a beating even in our relatively well paved highways. Thank you again MC
speediq99 06/06/22 01:54pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Banff to Spokane - Help

Thank you for the information. I appreciate it. MC
speediq99 06/02/22 10:19pm Roads and Routes
Banff to Spokane - Help

Hello, We are going to be traveling from Banff to Spokane in late June. How is the route for 45ft 5fer? Any campground recommemdations 1-2 hrs from Spokane that takes big rigs? Any hot springs or recommended places to stop? Thank you MC
speediq99 06/01/22 11:10pm Roads and Routes
RV Park recommendations for Alaska

We had a whole summer repeat trip planned for Oregon and now wife seems to have decided to go to Alaska instead. We are near Banff now We have July, August and Sept available. Can someone guide me with a few campsite stops, best route from Banff to Alaska and must visit places? Thinking Valdez Anchorage Seward Homer Anchorage Denali Fairbanks Traveling with 44ft 5th wheel. I have no clue where to stay and best places to stop for how long. The stretch from Banff to Valdez will require 2-3 stops but I have no idea where to begin. We did a lot of research for Oregon but starting at zero with this trip. This is what happens when wife gets the adventure bug. Thank you
speediq99 05/28/22 11:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Best itinerary for Alaska

We had a whole summer repeat trip planned for Oregon and now wife seems to have decided to go to Alaska instead. We have July, August and Sept. Can someone guide me in a few campsite stops, best route from Banff and must visit places? Thinking Valdez Anchorage Seward Homer Anchorage Denali Fairbanks Traveling with 44ft 5th wheel. I have no clue where to stay and best places to stop for how long. The stretch from Banff to Valdez will require 2-3 stops but I have no idea where to begin. We did a lot of research for Oregon but starting at zero with this trip. This is what happens when wife gets the adventure bug. Thank you
speediq99 05/28/22 11:45am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Ram 3500 Long bed and Bakflip

Hello, Anyone out there using a Bakflip while towing a 5th wheel with a Ram 3500 long bed? I bought a Truxedo but I don't like the flapping around and security is not that great. Can you see the hitch with bed camera with the bakflip folded all the way flat next to cab? Can you see the hitch with bed camera with the bakflip folded vertically against the cab? Any issues with clearance with it folded flat when towing and backing up? Thank you MC
speediq99 04/14/22 11:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Help with fuel transfer valve

Thank you Dan. That is the route we are taking to start. If I find myself annoyed by having to pull over to open the manual valve, I may install the solenoid. MC MC, I’m not sure what’s changed since my ‘15 RAM but my truck didn’t come with a fuel cap either, just a “flipper” style closure. When I first installed the RDS in my ‘06 RAM I DID have a fuel cap. My installation into the ‘15 was similar to the ‘06. Under the truck up in the fender I cut the metal filler tube, spliced in the “T” with the rubber boots included in the RDS kit. Supposedly there’s a check valve setup to prevent over flow. I’ve never had an issue with fuel spills! I run the truck tank below half of more then flip the valve on the RDS tank and let the fuel from the RDS gravity flow into the truck tank. It looks “weird” to be running down the road and have the fuel gauge start climbing! LOL The install is fairly easy and having the extra fuel capacity is great!! Dan
speediq99 03/24/22 02:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Help with fuel transfer valve

I agree with you. They are very nice people. This entire thread came from a conversation I had with them regarding this issue. I called to simply inquiry how their kit works. When I gave them the year/model of my truck, they told me to install a motorized ball valve to address some sort of issue with the gas tank cap. I then called the company that sold me the tank and they mentioned this being a concern of 2019-2002 RAM owners. They recommended a cap you can buy for the newer RAMS. Long story short, I am just trying to found out how people have dealt with this. MC So you already have an RDS tank, why not contact RDS customer service and inquire as to how to hook up your transfer tank? They're awesome people and I'm sure they can give you a much simpler answer! I have a 2015 3500 with an RDS transfer tank mounted in the bed, it wasn't at all difficult to install, including the "RDS install kit" which is basically a "T" and some tubing! It's really pretty simple and straight forward. Call RDS, ask how to go about installing the tank in your new 2022 RAM, I'm sure they'll have an answer for ya! Mine's worked GREAT for over 10 years now! Good luck moving forward. Dan
speediq99 03/24/22 09:34am Tech Issues
RE: Help with fuel transfer valve

I really don't know if they make a fuel grade latching solenoid. I guess there is more to learn. This is what I was buying Solenoid link. It does get to a point that we must accept some risks :-) This whole thing is going to be full of valves by the time it is done. I will probably just start with the kit and a diesel cap. If I have issues, I will add the solenoid to keep things shut when the truck is parked or I don't need the aux tank. It is mostly a convenience. MC How about installing a manual bypass valve bypassing the solenoid valve in case the solenoid fails? You can have both. Do they make a fuel grade latching solenoid valve?
speediq99 03/23/22 12:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Help with fuel transfer valve

It is so that I can open and close the aux tank from the cab without stopping. I will probably just leave this out to start. It is another point of failure. I guess the newly found gas cap should stop any spills. MC Not sure if you’re missing anything. Since you’re now considering the check valve kit. But I’m missing why you’d want to introduce yet a 3rd way to “stop” the fuel. (The electric valve)
speediq99 03/23/22 11:23am Tech Issues
RE: Help with fuel transfer valve

Here is what my research and feedback is leading. Use the RDS kit. It comes with a manual shutoff valve for the tank and a check valve for the fuel filler hose. RDS recommended using a Diesel and Def cap designed for the new Rams. Diesel Def Cap link On long drives, leave the manual shutoff valve open. I am still undecided on the solenoid. Too many complaints on failures. If I use it, I will install it before the RDS kit and after the manual shutoff valve in the tank. I guess the worst that could happen is that it stays closed and I don't get to use the aux tank. The other scenario of it staying open can always be managed with either the check valve or shutoff valve. Anything I am missing? Thank you for the feedback MC
speediq99 03/23/22 10:07am Tech Issues
RE: Help with fuel transfer valve

I was told that because the 2022 Ram 3500 doesn't have a fuel cap, fuel spills out even with the check valve in place. I don't see how but apparently it does. It sounds like the mechanized ball valve may be an overkill. Perhaps a simpler solenoid would work better. It will be nice to leave the manual shutoff valve open, use the solenoid to control the aux tank remotely and let the check valve keep main tank from overflowing. I am just a little confused with the no gas cap situation and what it means. MC All you need is the tee for the fuel filler hose with a check valve in it. They’re sold by the fuel tank mfgs as “kits.” Gravity feed, 100% hands off and super simple.
speediq99 03/22/22 10:34pm Tech Issues
Help with fuel transfer valve

Hello, I just bought an RDS tank. It is gravity filled. It will go in a 2022 Ram 3500. Apparently,RAM decided not to put a gas cap on these trucks so you have to manually fill the tank (open valve) and close it when gauge is full. It sounds like a pain in the neck. I was told a motorized ball valve could be installed to control the filling of the tank from inside so I don't have to manually and physically pull over to start and stop. Can you share how you solved this problem? Thank you MC
speediq99 03/22/22 02:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Aluminum or Plastic aux fuel tank

That is a really nice choice. I just wanted to get something to keep under a cover since I usually carry other stuff on the bed. I had to give up bed space for that. It is all about tradeoffs :-) MC I just got a ATI-TTR51, I wanted to take up as little space as possible. It is bolted in but not hooked up yet. It takes about 9.5” of bed length but is still 51 gallons. ATI TTR51
speediq99 03/21/22 11:07pm Tech Issues
Recommended storage in bed with 5th wheel

Hello, If you have storage in your bed, can you share what you are using? We have a RAM 3500 8ft with 60g in-bed combo fuel/small toolbox carrying a 5th wheel with 20k Goosebox. We cover all this with a Truxedo. I have seen some expensive saddle boxes behind wheel well as well as some simple plastic boxes on the bed with a divider. I am just wondering what you use and what works best. I dont want to put anything back there that hits that hitch by accident. MC
speediq99 03/21/22 01:47pm Tow Vehicles
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