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General Discussion / Re: "Sticky" list of lists?
« Last post by Gizmo100 on December 13, 2018, 06:25:26 PM »
 I just use the search button at the top...Not to mention that everyone's list will be different.

I highly recommend spending a few nights at home in the RV. And then Make a list that fits your needs
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Towing and towables / Re: Towing with a F250 6.2
« Last post by grashley on December 13, 2018, 06:24:25 PM »
Welcome to the Forum!

I doubt that cargo capacity.  Look for a yellow border placard on the driver door latch post which will state ... maximum weight of all passengers and cargo shall not exceed XXXX pounds.   This is the ACTUAL payload for THAT  truck as it left the factory, after correcting for options installed.  The published payload is for a base model with absolutely NO OPTIONS, just a full fuel tank.

Your towing capacity is usually limited by Payload.  Add together the weight of all passengers, car seats, snacks, toys, tools, firewood and other cargo carried in the truck.  Now add 80# for a WD hitch.  The difference between this and your actual payload is the maximum trailer tongue weight you can handle without exceeding your payload.  Since tongue wt MUST be at least 10% of the actual loaded trailer wt, multiply this max tongue wt by 10 to get the max trailer GVWR you should tow.

Example:  Actual Payload is 2900#.  Weight of all passengers and cargo is 1,000#.  This leaves 1900# for tongue wt, and more trailer than you would want to tow!  Note however, if you have 800# of ATV in the bed in addition to the above, you only have 1100# remaining, so the max TT you can tow must be under 11,000# GVWR.

Bottom line - you should be fine.
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General Discussion / Re: Short Class A diesels
« Last post by MikeFromMesa on December 13, 2018, 06:20:55 PM »
I personally have been in many campgrounds where anything larger than 24 or 27í wont fit. Simple example: Bell campground south of Bozeman, MT. Lovely little place next to a creek. We scratched the sides of our our previous 27í trailer getting in, but it was worth it. There is absolutely no way my big unit could even fit on the FS road that leads to the campground, let alone fit in the campground. One lane road, weight limited bridge. Are there other campgrounds in the general area suitable for the large vehicle I have now? Sure, but they arenít the same. Nothing wrong in either type of campground, but they are different. I understand the OP wanting a smaller unit to fit in more places. For years we were the same way. DH and I talked for over a year whether we wanted to give up the flexibility of our smaller unit for the comfort of a big one, but we have been camping all over the west for 30+ years with tents, pop ups, and small trailers. We had been in the majority of places we wanted to be in, and we no longer mind parking in other places.

Just saying that one of us prefers one type of camping and campsite while another prefers something else isnít insulting. It is just recognizing we have different interests and needs.

Thank you. I could not have said it better.
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General Discussion / Re: Personal travel information on the internet
« Last post by Gizmo100 on December 13, 2018, 06:18:16 PM »
A friend, who is not on Facebook or any type social media and dislikes cats (sorry cat lovers, we had 2 for 18 years)  Anyways, he and his wife did a test.  They had a very detailed conversation in his car about cats, made up all sorts of stories, for 15 minutes.  The very next day, on his Google Chrome browser, on his iPhone, he had ads pop up promoting cat treats, cat food, etc.  He swears up and down that Google spies on us.  Funny thing, he deleted anything Google on his phone and only uses Apple Safari browser.  I asked him, Is Apple any better?

This explains what just happened......I just went to Lowe's and on the way there and back I was singing without the Radio...I get home and back on the computer and I get ad's for muffler shops and Vet clinics for my sick cat ;D

OK Just kidding...But yes phones, smart TV's and pretty much anything that can pick up sound could be listening.

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General Discussion / Re: Personal travel information on the internet
« Last post by Optimistic Paranoid on December 13, 2018, 06:14:51 PM »
Back in the day, broadcast television was "free" but we had to put up with the ads.

Facebook etc. is also "free".  How do you think they pay for the servers, the electricity, the internet lines, the salaries, and Mark Z's obscene profits?

Personally, I don't belong to ANY of the social media groups, and my cell phone is left turned off in my truck, for emergency use only.

Neo-Luddite, that's me, these days.  And I used to run a Wildcat BBS for fun and made my living as a Lan Administrator for a state facility . . . 
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General Discussion / Re: Personal travel information on the internet
« Last post by Koodog on December 13, 2018, 06:10:04 PM »
Snowden isn't lying.
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General Discussion / Re: "Sticky" list of lists?
« Last post by Back2PA on December 13, 2018, 05:51:42 PM »
Check out the library (link above).  I believe it has what you're looking for
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General Discussion / Re: Small propane tanks?
« Last post by Back2PA on December 13, 2018, 05:49:55 PM »
I have one also. Kinda spendy initially but will pay for itself quickly. Just be sure to not get it filled at a propane supplier that has a minimum fill charge. I found this out the hard way the first time I got it filled.
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General Discussion / "Sticky" list of lists?
« Last post by SLOweather on December 13, 2018, 05:49:07 PM »
There are posts of various lists of thing to do/not do, check, take/pack etc in various places here.

Is there a Sticky area where all various lists are posted? That would make it easy for all of us, especially the newbies.
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The Shade Tree / Re: I met someone
« Last post by Gizmo100 on December 13, 2018, 05:35:33 PM »
Dear Confused,
It's adorable that you think you're the head of the household. Your opinion counts when you agree with your wife, otherwise, it really doesn't matter. Your wife is the head of the household and the dog is her #1 priority. Be thankful she allows you into their world.

WOW Your tough.......Would it kill you to lie to me just a little ;)
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