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RE: Selling 2018 F150 to upgrade to 2022 F150 - worth it or not?

Don’t do it, even if money wasn’t tight. Going into more debt is not the way to get out of debt. A 4 year old truck with 60k miles is good for another 12-15 years. Pay off that $7k, then keep making the payment but to a savings or investment account, then pay cash for the next truck. Flip the cycle one time and you’ll never worry about a car payment again. I was in your shoes 16 years ago. Trust me having no payments is the way to go. That old truck in my signature is getting to retire in about a month after hauling me around for 20 years. A new F350 is being built next week, but I’ve already made the payments for it and more over the years.
wowens79 07/26/22 08:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth wheel length question

We are looking at going to a couples type 5th wheel also, and I went to the websites of our favorite campgrounds, and put in random dates like 10 months out, and put in different camper lengths and looked had how the availability changed. Once you got over 35-36ft, the number of sites really dropped off. We were looking at state parks in AL, GA, FL.
wowens79 07/11/22 09:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lack of RV Parks... Jimmy Buffet to the rescue!

We just stayed at The Ridge RV Resort in Sevierville. Very nice place. We stayed in Bryson City at a campground that had good reviews, but it was really sketchy. It the only time I've carried a gun to the bath house. I will say it was probably a bad time to go, it was in February, and we had like 10 inches of rain while we were there, so it looked extra gloomy. We liked the quietness to Bryson, but did not see a good looking campground. So what was the campground you stayed in so I can avoid it? Ela Campground
wowens79 07/08/22 06:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Travel Trailer

If it is a Ram 1500, the payloads on them are real low for a 1/2 ton, and they are coil spring, and ride good, but not great for towing. My buddy had one, and was towing about that size, and it was a white knuckle ride the whole time even with a good W/D sway control hitch. You'd think a 1/2ton would handle it, but they make the suspension to soft, to give it a good ride.
wowens79 07/06/22 01:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Lack of RV Parks... Jimmy Buffet to the rescue!

We just stayed at The Ridge RV Resort in Sevierville. Very nice place. We stayed in Bryson City at a campground that had good reviews, but it was really sketchy. It the only time I've carried a gun to the bath house. I will say it was probably a bad time to go, it was in February, and we had like 10 inches of rain while we were there, so it looked extra gloomy. We liked the quietness to Bryson, but did not see a good looking campground.
wowens79 07/06/22 09:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Unique situation: What tow vehicle checks all the boxes?

Glad you found an Expy that works. That Glamping business idea is pretty cool, we have a friend that did one for her girls birthday. Did she think about an enclosed trailer?? She could have her logo and contact info and have a rolling billboard. Also, she might be able to leave some of the stuff in the trailer, and not have to load/unload as much.
wowens79 07/06/22 08:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Two tires: A tough decsion

I'd go with the Goodyears, I've been running a set for 4 years, and they have been great. If you are worried about capacity, if you bump up to a 215/75/14 you get 2200lbs, and they are only .6 inches taller.
wowens79 07/06/22 08:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Want a new truck?

I'll give the dealers some slack on the over MSRP pricing, I don't like it, but I bet their number of cars sold is half what it normally is, so I can see getting what you can for them. Also if they sell for MSRP, there are alot of guys that would buy it for that, and flip it for $10k over MSRP the next day. I'm seeing this all over the Super Duty pages. Guys that ordered multiple trucks, and are selling them as soon as they get them for a profit.
wowens79 06/27/22 03:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Want a new truck?

I feel for the guys that need a truck now as they will have to pay a premium to not wait. But if you are patient and do research there are dealers that when the order banks were open were willing to make deals. I've got an F350 on order that I'm getting for 2% below invoice, which is about 6k under MSRP. Only catch is it will end up being a 6-7 month wait, and flying to pick it up. No dealers around me would come off of sticker. For me it will be a $250 flight, $500 in gas, and a night in a hotel, but will still save me $5000, and the truck will be broken in, and ready to tow when I get home. I'll have a fun road trip.
wowens79 06/27/22 03:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What Upgrades needed for a 3/4 ton pickup

I've got a Chevy with the 6.0 and 3.73, and tow an 8000lb TT. That is all I'd want to tow with it. Newer ones have a little more HP, and 2 more gears, but it's gonna struggle with 14k. If looking at 2020 or newer, look at Fords 7.3 gasser. It way out performs the Chevy 6.6 gas.
wowens79 06/22/22 09:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Which Blackstone to buy?

I've got a 17 and a 36. I'd love to sell my 17 then get a 22, but just haven't done it. The 17 only has one burner, and gets small real fast.
wowens79 04/12/22 11:45pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Flying J / RV Lanes

You are aware that Flying j fuel prices are higher than other stations! Even if they are higher, if they have an easy in/out where you don’t clog up the parking lot, it’s worth an extra few bucks.
wowens79 04/05/22 09:28pm Roads and Routes
RE: Dealer Services

Like ,someone above said, I don’t care what they call it, the out the door price is what matters. Check with the date and figure any taxes they have to collect, then figure the price you are willing to pay with taxes. I like to hand them a check made out for the amount I’ll pay, and be prepared to walk away.
wowens79 04/03/22 06:06am Travel Trailers
RE: time to get vehicle after ordering

I ordered an F350 a month ago and was told to expect 6-8 months. It’s crazy the waits, it seems to depend on dealer allotments, and options. There may be some voodoo involved also. Some guys are getting them in 3 months, others 10 months.
wowens79 03/31/22 11:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cooking surfaces and tools, What's your favorite to use!

Camping is a Blackstonw, and Weber Q100, and at home a BGE and Blackstone. I do use cast iron in my BGE
wowens79 03/21/22 09:07pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: 25% grade? Amicalola Falls GA

Thanks guys, I’ll give it a shot. TT is about 7500lbs loaded, and the truck has is a Chevy with a 6.0, and 3.73 gears. It’ll be a good challenge for the ol truck.
wowens79 03/21/22 09:04pm Roads and Routes
25% grade? Amicalola Falls GA

I’m look at a reservation at Amicalola Falls SP in GA. They have warnings in the reservation site about it being a 25% grade going up to the campground. I’m trying to think of comparisons in N GA or N AL that might be similar, and trying to picture just how steep that is. We’ve been to most of the campgrounds up that way, and never had any issues. Anyone done this. Is it that bad?
wowens79 03/20/22 08:35pm Roads and Routes
RE: rv fridge

I’ve got a Resi fridge with 2 GC2 batteries, and an inverter. I go to the storage place, turn on the inverter, hookup and drive the 15-20 to the house, and you can tell it is cooling at that point. Then add the cold stuff from the home fridge, and all is good. It cools down really quickly. I’ve driven 10 hours with the inverter running, and it still had power. My next rv, I’ll make sure it has a resi fridge also. I do live in the southeast, so there is not really any boondocking.
wowens79 03/12/22 10:44pm General RVing Issues
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.
wowens79 03/07/22 11:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cooper AT3 XLT

I'm on my second set of Cooper AT3's. I've been real happy with them. I got about 50k out of the 1st set, and I've got about 40k and still going on the second set. No issues with them, and I'm horrible about not rotating them. They are made in the US, and that is a big plus to me. I've also got a set of STT Pros on a jeep, and they are some beastly tires, but ride amazingly quiet for how aggressive they are. Cooper did get bought by Goodyear last summer, but my tire dealer says it has not changed anything yet.
wowens79 03/07/22 10:09am Tow Vehicles
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