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    Question about RV Pic

    As of today, it appears to still be available. If you get to look at it, examine closely for any signs of it being in high water. Several floods in that area recently. Remember, PPL is a consignment outfit--they don't own the trailer. You can make any offer you would like to, and they would have to present it to the owner.
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    Costco vs Sams Club

    Off the subject, but on the Costco at Bellingham--was returning from AK trip and came thru the border crossing near there...cars were lined up at the crossing and had to wait a while. After crossing thru, the outside lane never moved as much as the inside lane did. Farther on, the traffic hangup was all the BC license plates turning into the Costco...
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    Mobile RV repair in Livingston, TX.

    Might look this review service over for some ideas around Livingston: http://rvservicereviews.com/StateList.asp?Submit=&sortby=location&state=TX&search=&CategoryID=&ZipCode=&Miles=&SearchState=&KeywordState=
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    Where to order a new truck?

    Glad you got the deal set for the exact truck you want. Off the subject--back in '09, I went shopping for a new F450, found it at Planet Ford in Houston. Main office was a zoo, they even have a soda/snack bar and other gimmicks. Tried for about 30 minutes to get hold of a salesman, finally gave up. About a week later, stopped in a Waxahachie Ford and told them what I was looking for. After looking at my trade, we worked a deal that was ok to me, but truck was at another dealer. 2 days later, went to pick it up and it was same truck I had looked at in Houston....
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    Costco vs Sams Club

    Members of both--will be getting over $1k back from Sams, includes the 5% on fuel, about $200 from Costco. Mostly for fuel purchases at Sams, which usually has diesel...I prefer to shop at Costco, as the merchandise appears somewhat nicer. Like the eating choices better at Costco. Seems easier to find the Sams, tho.
  6. My B-I-L in OKC is putting his former towing truck up for sale--if anyone has interest in a pre-emissions GM Duramax, this is a pretty well-cared for truck. 2005, 3500HD 4X4 Dually Duramax. 56,000 miles. He has always garaged it, never damaged/wrecked. Used to tow a Jayco Designer for summer trips. 2 years ago he bought a Dynamax DX3 MH and pretty much stopped using it except for trips around town. It is white in color, I think it is charcoal cloth interior. He takes care of his stuff, includes an in bed tool box and fiver hitch. If anyone might be interested in it, give me a call at 817...239...0514 and I will give you his contact info. Joe
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    Where to order a new truck?

    Have you checked with Dave Smith Motors in Kellog, ID? They will pick you up at airport and fix you right up. Not much further to ID as to Houston/Livingston. 100s of Rams on the ground there.
  8. Greg Young, RV Solar, 484-883-7686. Recommended installer by AMSolar in Springfield, OR. Greg finished the wiring of our entire trailer instead of just the fridge. Good work. He is working out of New Braunfels I believe, comes to the rv site. www.rvsolarsolutions.com greg@rvsolarsolutions.com
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    RV Trip from San Antonio to San Diego

    Suggest you check closely for spaces approaching/ past Ft Stockton, the oilfield is still pretty active out that way and lots of workers using the RV parks. Past FS, the activity drops off rapidly. Kerrville is nice stop; Junction has a city park with free camping/no hookups but quiet and safe. South LLano State Park in Junction is nice, but not sure it has been reactivated since serious flooding.
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    RV Trip from San Antonio to San Diego

    Stay at DreamCatcher SKP park in Deming if it fits your schedule. Desert Willow in Van Horn is easy in/out and a PPA park for 3 nights.
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    Used RV sale prices and sold prices

    Pertinent to Tiffin and Newmar, but if you drive by MHS in Alvarado, TX, sures seems to be an ginormous number of DPs on their lot, and elsewhere as we travel around. Ordering one, may be a long wait, but definitely no shortage of DPs overall...
  12. We have been using one of the Fridge Fixers for about a year now--took us about 3 months to begin to rely on it entirely without a cord/strap of some sort. Works as advertised, the inventor is great to work with. Whirlpool french door fridge.
  13. Have had the TST system on two Suites and 3 trucks--ten sensors. Never a valve stem problem with the stems/sensors. I have had numerous extension leaks/failures in trying to find extensions that would allow access with the Ford duals. Finally got 6" stems on inner tires and turned the outers to where they can be accessed without it being pointed into the wheel hole. No problems lately, rely a lot on trends in temp/psi on all wheels--one not reading close to the others, time to check them. Won't travel without this type of warning system--it has warned me of 2 nail pickups/slow leaks in time to not ruin a tire.
  14. These places must have electric hookups?
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    Leveling trouble with high clearance 5th wheel

    JohnRushing, Hope you get help from LCI--the AutoLevel will not work if off level to much either f/r or s/s. Message should pop up "Excess Angle" Manual mode might work, but answer is still in correct blocking under front legs.
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    Leveling trouble with high clearance 5th wheel

    So he is quoting the mfg numbers? 17k Gross, might have over 3400pin w/o toys. But the problem is that the LCI will NOT auto-level if the front is too low when trying to start the process--has happened to me couple of times on the up-slanted pads to the rear, will get ERROR! message. Answer it to put more blocks under the legs before lifting off truck. There is a height as Jim above said that will work. Short of that, find another site....
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    Help me think through raising my 5th wheel

    Than is quite an impressive task...what 5er do you have?
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    travel I 10 thru el paso

    Just made the return trip, and went thru EP, not around--Monday at noon. Was pretty easy, but the west side has a LOT of construction going on. I did chance upon a 7-11 station on the south frontage road somewhere about 3 miles east of downtown that had diesel for $2.52 and was not hard to negotiate with my fiver. About 4 miles further on was a Loves at $3.39...gotta love GasGuru.
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    flip tire on the rim

    The diagrams on the duallys does not take into account not all wheels (if polished alloys) can be used in all positions. Most duallys have a plain steel wheel on inside rears; the one polished side wheels have to stay in place/side x side to keep polished side outward. This complicates dually rotation if doing front to rear...not quite an answer to the question, but something to consider.
  20. Kirk, FYI--Cruiser RV is a division of DRV/Heartland and owned by Thor. At the price point, I would expect the Cruiser to be a tad better than some of the competion, but have no direct experience with them. But hear a lot of negative comments about Thor products...Explore USA (old Marshalls RV place) isn't too far from you? Have you looked there? Joe
  21. Feel the same way, with the same 'home' situation.
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    Medicare Advantage Plan Recommendations?

    Might check out BCBS--little expensive but accepted every where we have used it.
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    Toll road privacy

    Not worried, just aware...
  24. Kind of what I am talking about--if they don't consistently work with truck/alloy wheels, very easy to get marks on the finish. But his 350 would have had 17" wheels--surprised they had a problem. Good that they got the polishing done. Very difficult to get tire shops to take real care with these polished alloy finishes.
  25. J Have tried to use the ST directory, lots of things to go wrong with that when considering I have to work with 19.5s on the truck and 17.5s on the trailer--the Yuma shop is a Pep Boys? and several I have tried don't mess with the high pressure tires. Passenger and light trucks would work fine--any 16/17/18/20s--but they don't like 100-125psi stuff. Thanks for the suggestion.