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« Reply #45 on: September 17, 2018, 09:32:32 AM »

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Fuckoff...  I don't really give a shilt what you do, who you do t to or how many times for that matter.  If you are toting a toyhauler with a 150, you are overloaded simple fact.  Myself, I have a ONE TON, not a grocery getter and my camper loaded and ready to go (water tank full, HWH full, 2 batteries, generator and 2 propane tanks plus our gear weighs a bit less than 2800 pounds, well within the capabilities of my truck.

Guess I'm done with this thread as well.  Have a great day and KMA.

And we have 'liftoff' right on time!!!

Flip must be a salesman's delight as predictable as he is ;D ;D ;D

Flip, this is about the 3rd or 4th time now you've told me you're finished and yet you keep returning just like a yo-yo!

F-150, 250, 350, 450...

it's all about the GVW and max towing capacity.  Nothing more, nothing less.  I do haul groceries in mine as a matter of fact but I also haul anything else I want to and I haul it very, very safely. 

Maybe you should make a trip through a real campground one of these busy weekends.  Most of the pickups you see hauling campers are Ford F-150s.  There's a reason it's the most popular pickup in the US of A and that is at least in part because of it's versatility. 

Number wise the next in line are the Dodge 1500s.  I haven't owned a Dodge in years but the one I did own was a pretty decent truck for the money.  Next is the Ford Super Duty but those are typically hauling the big fifth wheel campers. 

Anyway, now all the other posters can see exactly why I wasn't just going to give you solid numbers for my tongue weight and that is because I already figured out (because you're getting predictable) that you just wanted to work it around to where you could say (yet again) that your truck is bigger than my truck.  Sorry, I've never played that game.  I buy what I want for what I need and the main focus is always on doing the job safely. 

You need to go spend your time lecturing to someone that has less experience than you do and that isn't me either!!!

I'll be sure and let you know when I have my first crash caused by an overloaded vehicle and my best guess is it will be the 'other guy' that was overloaded and at fault!!!

Sorry to see you go (again)!  Don't let the door hit you on the backside!

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« Reply #46 on: September 19, 2018, 10:06:56 PM »

That was almost the way my brother did it, but there was not a knot to begin with. :) Thanks for the clip!

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« Reply #47 on: September 21, 2018, 06:33:16 AM »

That was almost the way my brother did it, but there was not a knot to begin with. :) Thanks for the clip!

I'm sure there are lots of variations on that general 'weave'.  There are other YouTubes that show some of them.  Watch and learn and then 'weave your own'.

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« Reply #48 on: September 22, 2018, 04:58:16 PM »

Thanks BRD
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« Reply #49 on: September 24, 2018, 06:01:33 PM »

Part of RV living is reading about when you're not in your RV.  I subscribe to this newsletter and I've found some pretty good info. 

I'm sure Flip doesn't think it's any good and all the info is wrong and all his normal negative comments but read it and decide for yourself.  Maybe he'll jump in and post some of the newsletters he reads (or at least looks at because he seems to have trouble comprehending most everything he reads)!

https://rvtravel.com/rv-travel-newsletter-issue-864/
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« Reply #50 on: September 24, 2018, 07:44:13 PM »

I use rope for a lot of things but when we're camping I use it even more.  There are not too many things you can use a piece of rope for without eventually having to tie a knot or three.  You can get by most times tying a 'what knot' but you may have to whip out an axe (Flip will probably jump in to tell me I spelled it wrong but both spellings are acceptable to most ordinary people) or a knife and cut the knot out when you're done with it.  That means your ropes are getting shorter and shorter over time. 

Anyway, a few various sizes and types of rope should be in your camping supplies somewhere! 

Before you go do some studying up on your knots.  Plenty of sources including youtube. 

Plus you never know when you might want to practice a few '50 Shades' moves ;) ;) ;)
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« Reply #51 on: September 26, 2018, 09:33:45 PM »

Thanks for the link BRD.  It looks like it will be interesting reading on those rainy days inside!
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« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2019, 09:50:31 PM »

Haha, loved the phrase 'being packed in like sardines", thats absolutely true and i also am not sure how they were able to fit so many people inside.

We used to own an RV camper but we traded ours in for a rooftop tent in the summer of 2014. its been pretty good so far and weve seen some amazing sights, but weve found ourselves missing the old camper to be honest.

Were hoping to get back out there and keep saving for a new one soon, any suggestions for a decent RV this time of year.

Weve been looking at trucktents , rooftop tents suv tents also, but there is many comparisons to be made.

Actually this website covered them quite well, but hey didnt have an article on RV's at all yet.
Any suggestions from you guys would be great.

https://thetenthub.com/automotive/roof-top-tents/
https://thetenthub.com/automotive/truck-bed-tent/
https://thetenthub.com/automotive/suv-tent/
https://thetenthub.com/
https://thetenthub.com/camping-tents/best-instant-tents/

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« Reply #53 on: April 18, 2019, 11:20:21 PM »

Spring is the worst time to buy anything RV.  Best time is fall.
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« Reply #54 on: April 19, 2019, 09:43:40 AM »

I've never been one to camp or even use an RV.  Maybe the Army ruined me.  I had to live in a tent in South Carolina with maybe 12 other guys for the month of Jan. And of course almost every night one of the guys charged with keeping the fire going fell asleep and we'd wake up frozen.  Then in Georgia later on I had to bunk in a tent again for a couple of months but it was warmer then.  The Army was inconvenient enough but sleeping in a tent made it worse.  Maybe they were just getting us ready for life in VN.
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« Reply #55 on: April 19, 2019, 05:43:18 PM »

I spent my young adult life as an Eagle Scout and slept in a tent in the middle of the forest alone many a night.  I get my best night's sleep in an RV in the woods but not sleeping on the ground.  Our RV isn't fancy like the decked out RV's you see.  The only 'convenience' in ours is a flush toilet and shower for Amy.  I can go in the woods just fine.

Ours sits in the back of the pickup truck (truck camper) so I can go anywhere my 4 wheel drive will take me.  Has a Fridge for keeping food cold, a cooktop for cooking, sink for dishes and the toilet.  Has a queen sized bed and roof air (but I never use that).  Carries 25 gallons of fresh water and a furnace if you have a cool morning too.  The top folds town so in transport it's only about 6" higher than the top of the cab.  Don't even know it's back there.
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« Reply #56 on: April 19, 2019, 06:32:04 PM »

My granddaughter send pictures of the new cardboard tents for 2 that people were using at Coachella.  Waterproof at that although it unlikely to rain in the calif desert.  When done just smash up the tent and recycle if you don't want to haul it home..
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« Reply #57 on: April 19, 2019, 08:29:58 PM »

Cardboard tent.....lol  Never heard of such a thing.
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« Reply #58 on: April 28, 2019, 08:09:55 PM »

Cardboard tent.....lol  Never heard of such a thing.

I've seen alot of "cardboard" tents in use in Detroit.

Used in all seasons.

I remember one that was covered in snow - but the occupant seemed to be doing just fine.
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« Reply #59 on: April 29, 2019, 10:09:12 AM »

I've seen alot of "cardboard" tents in use in Detroit.

Used in all seasons.

I remember one that was covered in snow - but the occupant seemed to be doing just fine.

Wet corrugated cardboard stinks but then I would imagine street people stink too..... :o  I say 'I imagine' because I've never been that close to any to smell them (I know that sounds like a Biden thing), I apologize for that.  Closest I've been to a 'street person' in in Detroit by Dumo's.  Been asked for a smoke before but I'm always armed in those situations so I keep my distance anyway.
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