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Old 06-11-2015, 12:11 PM   #11
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quiet hours

Unless there is a compelling reason I would not start a noise making machine that early. Even if people are awake most people won't appreciate a lot of noise in the morning. You are bound to create some annoyed people with an air compressor at 7am. Unless you really need to wait until 9am with the noise.

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Old 06-11-2015, 12:54 PM   #12
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As far as the hours... seems that a lot of people in campgrounds are on vacation or retired so don't have the same hours as a lot of people do. DH gets up at 4am REGARDLESS of where we are or if an alarm is set but he's kind of the exception to the rule. He knows that, too, so he usually just sits and reads or watches tv. I would say 7am is too early for most people, 9am is more reasonable.

As for diesel...DH is in love with his new truck--named BART (for BigAssRedTruck), a diesel. We saw this the other day in Garland, Tx...and who'd a thought it? Another exception to the rule....
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:21 PM   #13
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Us Ecoboost owners are often accused of being fanboys, but those that say diesel is the only way to get close to 12mpg are not accurate.

I towed a 6k mile trip last year with a 4500 lbs trailer and got 11.5mpg for the entire trip. In the last 1k miles, I did get 12mpg. My new trailer is 7500lbs and from my few short trips, I'm guessing I will still get between 10.5 and 11 on a long trip like that.

I'm not naive enough to say it tows like a diesel, but if your weight is within the ratings, then, does.

Regardless, it all amounts to a small fraction of the savings you are enjoying with your current truck. If it's doing the job, I wouldn't change. My last truck wasn't.
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:14 PM   #14
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I'm with you, Bowhnter. I want to get the most mpg I can, regardless of what I tow. I was in a similar dilemma. I am towing with a 2006 Silverado 2500 with the Duramax and average about 11.1 towing 9000 lbs. I am considering moving up to a motorhome (diesel versus gas). Right now the gas prices are close to the diesel prices so the diesel wins but, back when the fuel prices were sky high and there was a gap between the regular and the diesel prices of $0.70 to $0.80 per gallon, the gas won out. Just wish we could know the future. I do agree with the others, a new payment would be hard to justify unless you plan to become a full timer. Happy camping.
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:22 PM   #15
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Howdy Bowhunter,
What make/model of audio system and a picture if possible?? While I have a gas mh, just about everyone will say that maintenance on a diesel rig is much lower as they last longer.
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:38 PM   #16
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Did anyone answer your plastic bag question? I'd be wondering too.
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Old 06-11-2015, 03:04 PM   #17
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You can heat tape or wrap faucet with insulation. Have put buckets to help stop the wind in the winter. My guess would be that they have not or might not take it down if that's their full time spot.

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Old 06-11-2015, 07:25 PM   #18
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What make/model of audio system and a picture if possible??.

I will have to get that tomorrow. I will just post it separate in the appropriate forum.

It is odd that the a (inside) and b (outside) work on the radio and DVD (although not loud enough) and only b works when I have TV plugged to aux. The r/w/y cable wasn't even connected to radio when I first looked. I wonder if I can reverse the a and b speaker wires. Will look next time I take it apart.
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Old 06-11-2015, 07:52 PM   #19
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We had a 2012 Ram with 5.7 Hemi and 3.92 gear ratio pulling a 32' Rockwood with full weight of 9200 lbs. Averaged 10 MPG. No problems towing through the Adirondacks, Blue Ridge, Smokies, Kentucky, Virginia, the Carolinas, New Mexico and Arizona. We have switched over to the new F150. Will report later on gas mileage for that truck.
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:58 PM   #20
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2012 Chevy 2500HD 6.0 gas got 7.0 mpg pulling 2003 Wildcat 26FBS travel trailer ( 6630 dry weight 10820 TGVW). New fifth wheel is 10063 TGVW (8103 dry weight) and I now get 9.0 mpg. Has to be aero I would think.

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