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  1. Looking for a larger truck for that monster 5th wheel without spending $100k? This truck is a great starter truck and has a ton of potential for personal customization. Or, thinking of starting a Hot Shot business? Keep your start up costs low but have a truck that can do it all! The Good - 6 cylinder DT530 Turbo Diesel 65,000 Miles 2055 Hours 300 horsepower Allison 6 speed push button automatic with Economy setting Engine brake Air ride suspension Steel 22.5" white painted rims Beautiful Black Cherry Metallic Centramatic wheel balancers front and rear Air ride front seats Bench rear seat (not a Jack Knife bench) Air conditioning Cruise Control Tilt and Telescoping steering wheel Tinted windows Panasonic AM/FM/Cass./Weather Band stereo with 4 speakers Heated mirrors Engine Block heater Dual batteries (new) Chrome, roof mounted air horns with pull cord Fog lights Large duel side storage locking storage boxes Reese 5th wheel hitch with cover 9 Pin trailer plug Hitch catch box Heavy Duty rear trailer hitch receiver 26K GVMR Twin 50 gallon fuel tanks New LED tail lights 4 door Manual windows and locks Single axle dually Owners manuals Tires are 5 years old The Bad - Right rear door handle needs replaced. The spring broke so you can open it but it is tricky to shut. I have looked at replacing it and found it online for about $50 Driver's seat stitching has let go (see pictures) Flat bed and storage boxes are starting to rust. None of it is major and with a little TLC could be cleaned up and repainted. Left hand storage box is missing a lock tumbler. There are two locks on each box so it is still able to be locked. Dash circuit board has a weak solder and sometimes the dash instruments are dead. This happens mostly when it is cold and does come back to life. Dash button back lighting inoperative. I have external lighting on it now that plugs into the cigarette lighter. It is due a service (oil, fluids etc) We bought this rig in November of 2014 when we started our Full Timer life with our 43' Forest River Vengeance Touring toyhauler and put 13,000 miles on it over 4 years. Never had any mechanical issues (aside from what is listed above), starts up every time. Greater stopping power than 1 ton trucks and that helps save your trailer brakes! Hauls great. We have settled down, sold the trailer and ready to sell the truck. $35,000, no trades please. Clean South Dakota title in hand. Currently not registered. Located in Berthoud, Colorado Thanks for looking!
  2. Living in our RV (Fleetwood 35B) this summer we continue our adventure to Ouray via the Million Dollar Highway and take our Jeep ut yankee Boy basin.
  3. There's a lot of talk here, and elsewhere on other RV forums, about the advisability of driving US-550 (a.k.a. the Million Dollar Highway) through Colorado's San Juan Mountains in an RV. I figured that I'd give you a video glimpse of the road so that you can make these decisions for yourself. Travel it with us from end to end, from Durango to Ouray. We'll camp in the historic town of Silverton and check our its famed steam railway, take a 4x4 trip across Engineer Pass to Lake City that makes the Million Dollar Highway seem like a Sunday drive, and learn about Silverton's rich mining heritage at the fabulous San Juan County Historical Society Museum:
  4. It's been a while since I posted one of our video TRs here, but Mesa Verde is such a special place that I feel compelled to do so. We found stellar boondocking on USFS land for just about any size rig on Madden Peak Road in Mancos, just 15 minutes from the main entrance to Mesa Verde. For those who may be unaware, Mesa Verde is a collection of ancient Puebloan cliff dwellings and we tour Cliff Palace, the largest cliff dwelling in North America that dates back to 1190 AD. The craftsmanship that these people exhibited in building these small villages is nothing short of remarkable, and it's a testament to that craftsmanship that these residences are largely still standing over 800 years later. If you do visit Mesa Verde, by all means sign up for one of the tours. That way you get to view the dwellings up close, rather than just from a distance from the canyon rim. You also gain fascinating insight from the explanations the ranger gives during your one-hour tour. OK, without further ado here's the video:
  5. 3/4 acre lot located in a mountain community in southwest Colorado. Situated at 9500 feet in the community of Arrowhead Ranch. Google map locator (1451 Spruce Rd, Cimarron Colorado) Equipped for RV use, the lot has water, electricity, phone and high speed internet, septic system, level gravel parking and patio, 10x20 ft insulated building used as coach house. Community is a mixture of RV use and permanent homes. Homes in the community range from simple to million dollar + log homes with some occupied year round. Gorgeous views of the snow capped San Juan mountains from this lot. Part of the lot is in an Aspen Grove and the rest in a meadow. Deer frequently graze in the meadow. A HOA maintains the property and provides a lot of open space between approximately 800 lots. The community offers very nice amenities including: Maintained roads Volunteer fire department with firehouse and necessary equipment Volunteer first responder network connected to Gunnison, Colorado emergency services Helipad for medical air ambulance Maintenance building with all necessary equipment to maintain roads Inn with several guest rooms and a very nice restaurant and bar Horse riding stables Stocked fishing lakes Fresh water system Phone and internet system Active Snowmobile club for winter recreation Monthly expenses less than $200 (HOA, water, taxes, min elec) Asking price $69,000. our Realator is Carol Bond Tamarack reality 970-372-2468.
  6. Silverton is by far our favorite Colorado destination that we've visited thus far: It's a quaint, lovingly restored former mining community deep in Colorado's rugged San Juan Mountains. Here you'll find a less spoiled Colorado, where the town's welcoming Greene Street is surrounded by mining ruins, ghost towns and strikingly beautiful off-road driving. In this new Kitchen Table Trips video episode of Grand Adventure that finally debuted today we find relaxing boondocking while camped in the National Forest next to the bubbling waters of Mineral Creek, see the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, ride a mine train into a former gold mine deep in Galena Mountain on the Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour, and take a 4x4 excursion to the ghost town of Animas Forks at a lofty 11,200 feet.Here's hoping this video inspires you to visit Silverton yourself. Personally, my wife and I can't wait to return.
  7. Colorado Outdoor Adventure HOP Off-road exploration at its best! September 2 – 8, 2018 Located on the Gold Medal trout waters of the Rio Grande River and surrounded by national forests, South Fork, Colorado, is nestled comfortably in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and is a perfect climate for outdoor events. Days will be filled with off-road exploration and sight-seeing in the most picturesque areas of Colorado. In the evenings, relax by the campfire and reflect on the day of adventures with your fellow HOP attendees. Stephen Krasovetz, a Texas Master Naturalist and HOP Host, will share his knowledge about the beneficial management of natural resources in the South Fork, Colorado area. Be sure to bring your comfortable walking shoes and camera for the breathtaking panoramic views of the sunrises and sunsets. Rain or Shine - Package Includes · 6 nights, full hookups at a friendly RV park · Information sessions explaining the South Fork area - presented by a Texas Master Naturalist · Enjoy exploring the area on guided Jeeps, ATVs or high clearance vehicles · Spud Fest Pot Luck dinner · Fishing in the beautiful on-site pond · Announcements and social hours · Catered meals · Souvenir HOP name badge · Your HOP hosts · Gratuities · And much more! *Subject to change. *Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated. Note: If you have a CB radio, bring it. Walkie-talkie and cell phones may not work in some of the areas. Please bring high clearance vehicles, such as four-wheel drive, Jeeps or ATVs. No low clearance vehicles, please. ATVs, Jeeps and high clearance vehicles Are welcomed and encouraged for this HOP. Please, no low clearance vehicles. RV Campground You will be able to relax at a nice RV park with full hookups and a peaceful, picturesque setting outside your RV door. If you have Escapees friends that you would like to park near, please let us know during registration. There is no guarantee, but we will do our best to accommodate your request. Payment Options When registering for a land HOP, pay half of the fee upon registration and then make monthly payments. The balance is due 60 days before the event. Ask the HOP department about this payment option. Note: Non-Escapees members are welcome to attend a land or cruise HOP. There will be a $50.00 charge for non-members. If you join Escapees, the $50.00 will be waived. To join the Escapees RV Club or ask about prices, please call toll-free: 888-757-2582. Prices for this HOP Two-person rig: $615.00 Additional person: $199.00 One-person rig: $459.00 To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department 888-757-2582 (Toll free) Or, 936-327-8873 For more information, email hopinfo@escapees.com. After Registering After registering for this HOP, you will receive a confirmation letter with important information and instructions. Please, be sure that Escapees has your current email address on file. Trip cancellation and interruption Insurance We highly suggest that you protect your investment on this HOP, by purchasing trip insurance. If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, you might consider purchasing cancellation insurance. Insurance can also help with covering other unexpected emergencies while on the trip. You can get more information about this insurance, such as pricing and coverage, by calling the Escapees Travel Agency, 855-757-8881, or email them at: eta@escapees.com. View HOP Cancellation Policy: www.escapees.com/fun/hops/cancellation-policy View upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/fun/hops Visit the HOP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EscapeesHOPs Escapees Club News: The HOPs or any Escapees RV Club information can be sent to you via Club News. Stay informed with important club updates, advocacy issues and promotion items. If you would like to stay updated, go to: https://www.escapees.com/aboutus/club-benefits then click the sign-up button on the left-hand side. Discussion Forum: Escapees has an informative discussion forum. To access this forum, go to http://www.rvnetwork.com. Physical Needs for HOP Escapees Inc. will attempt to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled attendees when it is within our control. Please advise us of any special needs as early as possible so we can make arrangements. By attending this event, you are agreeing to the following: As an attendee, you assume all risk and danger relating to your personal property, RV, and attendance at the HOP event, whether occurring prior to, during, or after the event. In the event of loss or theft, no claim will be made upon Escapees, its volunteers, employees or agents. Volunteers may be directing and assisting you in the parking areas. It is, however, the driver of the RV or other vehicle who is ultimately responsible for avoiding obstacles or dangerous situations and, is solely responsible for any damage to one’s property or the property of others. As an attendee at this event, you are granting your permission to be filmed, videotaped, audiotaped, or photographed and are granting full use without compensation. I know you will have a wonderful time. See you at the HOP! Lisa Koca HOP Director Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Drive Livingston, Texas 77351 888-757-2582 www.escapees.com/fun/hops www.facebook.com/escapeeshops
  8. Hello Re: Interested in the bit between and including Denver-Moab. I have no idea whats there. Please suggest routes and sights and hikes. First post (so pls tell if its in wrong place). I dont own an RV, I just hire. So apologies to butt into your forum, but in my experience RVers give me THE BEST advice This summer I need to visit a friend in Denver. Its fine for me to not start driving straight away cos I get jetlag (from UK), and so daytripping from Denver could suit me well to begin with. (Or I could go further afield if that really wouldnt work). So, I could use Denver as a base for up to a week (unless thats a bad idea). But Id also like to drive from there - possibly towards Moab area (where I had such a great time driving last summer). I like scenic drives, Im happy with remote spots, but I wont have an off-road vehicle for tougher routes; and I like lots of (easy and difficult) hiking opportunities. Last year I loved driving and hiking Zion to Moab to Monument Valley to Grand Canyon. En route I dipped into Colorado from Monticello, Utah, to visit the Mesa Verde CO ruins, so not keen to go back down to that part of CO. I was hoping someone here could suggest a route that begins with me flying to Denver. Thank you so much in advance for any help you can give. Mark
  9. Howdy folks! Seeking wisdom from those who've gone before us.... My wife and I (and our two furry dependents) live outside Denver, CO and we just went under contract on the sale of our home. We own a vacant building lot in another town in the same county here in Colorado but we do not intend to build on that for a year or more. Our goal after we close on the sale of our home in January is to be nomads in our 5th wheel for at least 4-6 months. We both work from home or "virtually", so as long as we have Internet access, we're OK (we've got a bundle of doo-dads to help with that!) So my questions arise from the pseudo-Colorado residence condition we have. Both hour DLs and our vehicle registrations (including the RV) are in Colorado. We have Colorado PO Boxes for our respective businesses (neither of which are Colorado licensed businesses), but we plan to avail of a mail forwarding (re-mailing) service to ensure we get our mail in a relatively timely manner wherever we're stationed these next few months. Our vacant building lot has a mailing address, but no cluster box and no on-property mailbox. So I am unsure how the mail forwarding works and if we should change all of our accounts to the vacant lot mailing address and have the mail forwarded from there. Is this a legitimate way to claim residency in Colorado, via a vacant parcel of land? Additional factors that may make a difference in any of your recommendations: - My wife's name is on the deed of a property in Texas she, her sister and her dad share. Her sister has a residence on it and lives there full time. Could we state Texas residency based on my wife's name on the deed? - My wife's parents live in Washington State and we are considering buying a small home there temporarily AFTER our 4-6 months of travel, until her folks retire and move in 3 years. Neither Washington nor Texas have state income tax, so they both look attractive from that standpoint, but I am not sure if we should go through the effort of claiming residency in either and changing our DLs, registrations, plates, etc. Besides, we sort of like being from Colorado! What did I miss?
  10. My partner Rhapsody & I are heading out on a journey from South East Texas (beginning of June 2016) westward through New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, California & landing in southwestern Oregon for an event in July 2016 in our BFT powered RV & are wondering if we can connect with WVO burners along the way who can provide filtered & dewatered (preferably centrifuged) Waste Vegetable Oil. Let me know if you can help us not burn dino-fuel for this trip. Thanks!
  11. Beautiful Lance 1885 Travel Trailer for sale. My wife and I just bought a home in western North Carolina, and we are selling our beloved Lance, which is currently in central Colorado. Please Note: The Trailer will not be available until June 15, 2016 (when we return to Colorado). email us at gravesfineart@gmail.com. Great condition, one owner, non-smoking. New queen mattress. Free Tail Gator Satellite cube. Slide out. 4-Seasons certified with double pane windows. Deluxe anti-sway hitch available. Rainforest interior Floor length,Overall length, 23 ' 9 Width, 96 3/8 Height, 119 Interior height, 78 Gross dry weight, 3700# Hitch (dry), 260# GVWR, 5700# Tire size, ST205/75R14 Fresh tank, 45 gallons Grey tank, 40 gallons, Black tank 40 gallons, Refrigerator 6 cubic feet, Propane 2 - 5 Gallon tanks, Furnace 25,000 BTUs, Sleeps 4, Features: Aluminum wheels w/radial tires, Spare tire carrier, Outside BBQ connection, Diamond plate lower front rock guard, Laminated and bonded fiberglass exterior, LED running, tail and back up lights Electric (lighted) tongue jack, Roof vent/fan in bath, Fantastic roof vent/fan in bedroom, Skylight in galley, Swing out entry assist handle, Wash station, Electric 16 awning, Awning slide out cover, Electrical LED reading lights, HDTV antenna Pre-wired for park,sat dish, A/C Coleman 9 low pro A/C, Storage compartment lighting, Exterior LED awning party lights, 24 Jenson 12v TV, 750 w 12v to 110v DC invertor, 55 amp convertor, AM/FM/DVD/ipod stereo with external speakers and antenna, Double battery rack with manual shutoff, Exterior 110v patio outlet , One piece TPO roof, Ladder, Aluminum framed doors, walls and ceiling, , Block foam insulation throughout, Laminated/Insulated floor and roof, Upgraded refrigerator doors, Enclosed heated/insulated fresh water tank, DSI, Water pump with inline filter, Black tank flush, Ducted heat outlet, Medicine cabinet with mirror and light, Porcelain toilet (foot flush), Roll out storage drawers, 60 x 80 Queen mattress, Privacy curtain, Dual pane insulated windows.
  12. Hello fellow HDT drivers, We are currently in Colorado and have decided to stay here for the winter. Knowing that it can get fairly cold my husband is already doing the skirting and situating the things we are fully aware that need to be done. However, I am a bit lost on the extent that we should go for our HDT. We own a 2001 Volvo automatic. We have plans to plug it in for the entire winter. Should we start it at all? As we have been running for least 30 min to an hour every 2 weeks through the summer. Should we put anything in the fuel to keep it from freezing? Have read that truckers do this when driving over the road in cold areas. Should we have a certain amount of fuel in it? We will be living in the Fort Collins area and it is known to not get as cold here as the Springs or Denver but still much colder than that of which we are used to with our HDT. Dont know if I am missing any questions to ask. Honestly every bit of schooling that anyone has to offer us will be highly appreciated. Thank you in advance. Phyllis
  13. Want to Purchase or Long Term Lease: Class A Motorhome Resort Site or other parcel or site not restricted from temporary or long term RV use. Must have easy access and all utilities (at least available near by to bring in). Mostly spring though fall use, yet need to be able to get out of got caught by snow unexpectedly. Want a real Colorado experience with view, water and reasonable proximity to services yet far enough away from city life. Looking west of Denver; south of Estes Park; east of the High Rockies and north of Colorado Springs...yet interested in what you have as long as it's not in the desert. Many thanks!
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