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RE: Camping in an EV.... Always charging...

Notice that nobody is giving "free" gas to attract customers. Enjoy the party while you can. Once everyone is forced into electric the true cost will be PAID. You bring up an interesting point. There is a guy at work that drives his electric vehicle in and plugs it in during the day while he is working. Not sure how much of a charge he can get in a 10 hour day. If I were to come in and siphon an equal amount of gas out of one of our work vehicles each day, I'd be charged with theft and fired. Yet the bosses apparently let him charge his car for "free" (its a government building, so the taxpayers are paying for the electricity AND the gas). Its a crazy world we live in. Oh yea, the largest supplier of electricity in my area is a coal plant. I'd venture a guess that my car greats cleaner energy than the coal plant that's charging his electric car...
spoon059 07/30/22 05:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: EV's need gas too - Tow with a Tesla?

Misjudging the remaining range when the needle is on "E" is not exclusive to electric vehicles, I'm afraid. "Just put in fuel and go" can take HOURS waiting for someone to bring you some, especially if you don't happen to have roadside assistance. In the meantime this fellow, or fellette, was able to start addressing the situation themselves immediately. By the time roadside assistance would have showed up, it's charged enough to make it to the next rest stop and charging station. 20 minutes later, they're back on the road. Worst case scenario vs. worst case scenario. Fair is fair. Keep that smug expression on your face long enough, it will stick that way. I mean... in the same exact scenario, the 7 gallons of fuel would go straight into the fuel tank immediately.
spoon059 07/30/22 12:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping in an EV.... Always charging...

Not sure if y'all understand the word "free". Somebody is paying for that electricity...
spoon059 07/30/22 12:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Proper outside storage

run the dehumidifier discharge hose into the shower basin, leave the grey tank outside drain slightly open, problem solved. And if the OP is concerned about pests flying up into the grey tank, he could leave it closed and just open it once or twice a season. But I agree with another comment, I leave my roof vent open almost year round (has a vent cover to keep rain out) and leave one crank out window at least vented almost all year. I only close them in the spring when the pollen is ridiculous. Our old camper (bought used) initially had a mildewy smell when it sat in storage. After we started keeping the roof and window vented open, the smell went away and never came back.
spoon059 07/30/22 06:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Anderson Camper Levelers

In your scenario you have to guess how many blocks you need, try and hope you are right. If you're right, perfect. If you aren't, you pull forward and adjust and try again. With the Andersons, you climb up the angle until its perfect and you're done. At best its the same amount of time, at worst, it isn't.
spoon059 07/28/22 03:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Selling 2018 F150 to upgrade to 2022 F150 - worth it or not?

Hard pass...
spoon059 07/28/22 03:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Good RV Mattress for heavier people

If you belong to Costco you can return a bed if you don't like it. We have the 14" memory foam king mattress at home and the 12" memory foam queen in the camper.
spoon059 07/23/22 12:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anderson Camper Levelers

I LOVE mine. Find the low side, put out the Andersons and slowly drive until you are perfectly level.
spoon059 07/23/22 12:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 16' Scamp and 2018 Ram 2500 diesel

Why would anyone else care what mileage OP gets? One might ask why YOU would care what I care about. But that's hypothetical, because we all know why we are commenting about his incredible fuel mileage claims.
spoon059 07/23/22 12:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Camping in an EV.... Always charging...

I still think EV may be the wave of the future, but we aren't even remotely close to being there yet. Day 1 he drove 283 miles and had to stop THREE times to charge up. Thats over 2 hours of stopped time to charge. My diesel with a 32 gallon tank will easily do that, towing my 34' trailer, in a single tank. The EV trucks simply don't have the range and battery capacity to make it worthwhile as a tow vehicle in my mind. Further, those charging stations he used aren't set up for towing. You have to pull in and back out, and there is no where for a long vehicle to stop and charge in anything I saw.
spoon059 07/23/22 11:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: 16' Scamp and 2018 Ram 2500 diesel

Yea... call me skeptical. Best I have ever gotten, empty, is 22. Ever. Bottom of the line Tradesman, crew cab, 6.5' bed, regular wheels and tires and a clean air filter. Towing a small boat I got maybe 16. Towing my 32' travel trailer I get between 11-13 depending on trip and wind. I think that is pretty good mileage. People claiming to get in the 20's while towing... I'll be polite and say I'm skeptical.
spoon059 07/22/22 02:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: A/C

My old camper had a crank out window in the living room and we installed a vent cover in the bathroom. Left the window and vent open year round, it was fine. No smells, no mildew stink, no black tank smell. New camper is under a carport cover, so we leave the bathroom vent open and windows on the slideout open year round. Again, no smells and no issues. I wouldn't run the AC unless I was worried about humidity. Even then, its probably cheaper to run a dehumidifier that drains into your largest holding tank (or run a hose to the outside). Keeping your RV cool when you don't use it is just a waste of money and electricity.
spoon059 07/22/22 06:39am Beginning RVing
RE: 16' Scamp and 2018 Ram 2500 diesel

27 mpg hwy...? Sounds like one magical Cummins... I can get 22 on a perfectly flat road with no traffic in the most of ideal conditions. That being said, I believe that any flat front trailer will have a major impact on your towing mileage. You are towing a sail, regardless of weight. Perhaps going up grade won't have as big of an effect, but you are still pulling a sail behind you.
spoon059 07/21/22 04:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Old tow rig about ready for duty again!

Looks great, I wish I had the skills to do something like this! Your boy is very fortunate to learn these skills from you! I'm willing to bet that your boy will take better care of that vehicle than most people take care of their generic cars.
spoon059 06/27/22 04:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What Upgrades needed for a 3/4 ton pickup

Maybe it's just me, but not sure I would be trying to pull a 14K Fifth wheel with a gasser unless it was all down hill. This being RV.net in the tow vehicles section, I've got to disagree with you! ;) If all my towing was downhill, I'd rather have the diesel with integrated exhaust brake!
spoon059 06/22/22 02:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Point to ponder, hornets nest stir

One aspect is many one ton srw owners didn't want a drw and a rougher ride....or didn't need 4 tires and 10500 lb rawr payloads. Most of us are old enough to remember for years all we had was 16" and later 16.5" tires and wheels. Thankfully the 16.5" were dropped in favor of our current 17"/18"/20" tires and wheels. New OEM 18" and 20" took a while for wheel and tire mfg to mass produce enough for all the LDT manufactures. It will be interesting to see what Ram/GM/ Ford truck mfg come up for the next new gen mass produced higher capacity tires and wheels as gawrs on these trucks are steadily going up. Since this thread is already derailed, I'll ask a question that has been on my mind for a while... Why do duallys tend to have 17" wheels, whereas most SRW trucks have 18" wheels? Seems the tire selection is better, weight ratings are higher and it gives more room for brakes. It's always been odd to me that a higher GVWR truck has less capability per tire...
spoon059 06/20/22 05:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Overnite-er in the Hagerstown MD area

I "think" the RV dealer on 81 at the Pa line might let you park. bumpyMany years ago, the RV dealer on I-81 had a small campground behind the dealership. Can't think of the same of dealer. We stopped there for the night. Worked out fine for us. Maybe Keystone RV C/G in Greencastle, PA. Right near Hagerstown. The dealership is Keystone Mega RV, that is where be bought our camper. First let me say that I LOVE this dealership, they are truly wonderful. They do have some hookups behind the building so they might be worth reaching out to see if you can get a spot for a night. Greenbrier State Park is right off of Rt 70, just east of Hagerstown. It is a very nice state park, we've stayed there a couple of weekends and its very nice, but not full hookups. Antietam Battlefield KOA is just west of Hagerstown if you want more amenities and full hookups. I haven't stayed here, but we have friends that stay there from time to time.
spoon059 06/19/22 12:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Will a 3/4 ton do

I feel ashamed and will now self impose a quarantine. Oh yea we all know those don't work. ;) If you promise to wear 2 masks when you post, you don't have to quarantine.
spoon059 06/17/22 06:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Will a 3/4 ton do

WOW! I don't think I have ever been that into an online convo to cuss someone out in a PM. PM incoming... ;)
spoon059 06/14/22 03:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Will a 3/4 ton do

Spoon, The CVEO that taught some weight law classes I took, used a Toyota pickup as an example, but licensed it to 100,000 lbs pulling a trailer, blowing it up as it made the mile after pulling for 10 miles. No law against it! Marty Yup. I had a 2010 Tundra (loved it!) with a 7200 lbs GVWR. Maryland only offered 7000 lbs weight rating or 10,000 lbs weight rating. I paid a couple extra dollars and registered my Tundra for 10,000 lbs. I never loaded it to that weight, but it would have been perfectly LEGAL to do so.
spoon059 06/14/22 03:21pm Tow Vehicles
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