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Old 08-20-2019, 10:56 AM   #7841
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Lots of disasters like that can be prevented by designating ONE PERSON to do a final check that everything has been retracted, unhooked, secured, and locked.

Even though my DW says she has done everything, I double check (and don't mention it to her).
Every time I am ready to pull away I do a final walk around checking all doors, sides, top and bottom before I get in the drivers seat. Decades of driving emergency vehicles has ingrained this walk around into my brain.
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Old 08-20-2019, 10:56 AM   #7842
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I was sitting at the picnic table with my laptop and a guy in a Motorhome drives by with his door awning still out. Good thing I can whistle. He was about to take it off at the next tree about twenty feet in front of him. He blamed it on his wife. Hahahahaha. Good luck
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Lots of disasters like that can be prevented by designating ONE PERSON to do a final check that everything has been retracted, unhooked, secured, and locked.

Even though my DW says she has done everything, I double check (and don't mention it to her).
Yep... or simply look in your mirrors once in a while or especially before you pull out!

While I 'maybe' couldn't see an opened awning (too high but maybe I could in the convex part of the mirror) I CAN see the arms and it is easy to see if they are not collapsed onto each other. ESPECIALLY with my hold down poles and brackets!
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Old 08-20-2019, 10:59 AM   #7843
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I just watched a video on the 2020 medium duty vs 3500 drw. The 3500 had a lot more tow capacity but the 6500 killed it in pay load. Also the medium has a reduced amount of hp and torque.
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I will admit to internet searching this weekend for some medium duty truck conversion for towing. LOL
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Old 08-20-2019, 11:37 AM   #7844
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I just watched a video on the 2020 medium duty vs 3500 drw. The 3500 had a lot more tow capacity but the 6500 killed it in pay load. Also the medium has a reduced amount of hp and torque.
They excel at tow capacity. They will not win any speed races. They also ride rough, you may need new kidneys by the time you get to the campground. LOL

You have to admit though, the cool factor is definitely there when you pull into the CG with a decked out "truck".

It would cost too much for me to realistically convert one to be comfortable enough to tow my current trailer.

It is always fun to look and dream what you would do if money was no object. Class 8 truck might be in order. LOL
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Old 08-20-2019, 11:38 AM   #7845
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For sure cool. I unfortunately dont have the room for o e in my driveway.
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They excel at tow capacity. They will not win any speed races. They also ride rough, you may need new kidneys by the time you get to the campground. LOL

You have to admit though, the cool factor is definitely there when you pull into the CG with a decked out "truck".

It would cost too much for me to realistically convert one to be comfortable enough to tow my current trailer.

It is always fun to look and dream what you would do if money was no object. Class 8 truck might be in order. LOL
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Old 08-20-2019, 04:45 PM   #7846
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I didn’t think anyone could dish out s——— that high.....but then we met at the RALLY.

Now it makes so much sense.
Now you know if I had feelings that statement might have hurt them.... but we know better then that
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:22 AM   #7847
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For sure cool. I unfortunately dont have the room for o e in my driveway.

UN-fortunately or fortunately???
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:48 AM   #7848
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LOL... 30 miles from my house.

Yes it seems the newer sewer ports are much higher there than some of the original.
Friendship Village is abt 30 miles from my house, also.... but north of me. Rains hit hard here, too.
Last place we stayed in Indiana, sewer ports were a little low, I thought. But then again, it was an older CG.
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:49 AM   #7849
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We are here until Wed. morning come by to say hello, always glad to meet fellow FROGS
Would have loved to, but DW had other plans.
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:52 AM   #7850
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Lots of disasters like that can be prevented by designating ONE PERSON to do a final check that everything has been retracted, unhooked, secured, and locked.

Even though my DW says she has done everything, I double check (and don't mention it to her).
We made a pact a long time ago.... one does the initial check, the other goes behind a short time later and double checks. We figured it was better than blaming each other.
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Same here!
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We made a pact a long time ago.... one does the initial check, the other goes behind a short time later and double checks. We figured it was better than blaming each other.
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Old 08-22-2019, 06:01 AM   #7852
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Friendship Village is abt 30 miles from my house, also.... but north of me. Rains hit hard here, too.
Last place we stayed in Indiana, sewer ports were a little low, I thought. But then again, it was an older CG.
It is a great place with lots to see near it, might try to look into holding a rally there but just in the thinking stage right now.
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:35 PM   #7853
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Old 08-23-2019, 12:29 AM   #7854
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It is a great place with lots to see near it, might try to look into holding a rally there but just in the thinking stage right now.
There you go thinking again...
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There you go thinking again...
Sorry, I guess I should know better
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Pretty cool rig! Guy ordered in the US but picked it up at the plant in Africa. Spent 3 yrs wandering Africa and had it shipped home. It’s called a UEV for Urban Escape Vehicle. Jeep also had a Diesel engine.
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Pretty cool rig! Guy ordered in the US but picked it up at the plant in Africa. Spent 3 yrs wandering Africa and had it shipped home. It’s called a UEV for Urban Escape Vehicle. Jeep also had a Diesel engine.
I may be wrong, but it looks like the UEV and the Jeep share the same wheel and tire size. If so, thats some pretty good thinking.

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I may be wrong, but it looks like the UEV and the Jeep share the same wheel and tire size. If so, thats some pretty good thinking.

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I thought about doing the same size tires, but I think my little A122S would look silly with 33 x 10.5 / 17.
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Pretty cool rig! Guy ordered in the US but picked it up at the plant in Africa. Spent 3 yrs wandering Africa and had it shipped home. It’s called a UEV for Urban Escape Vehicle. Jeep also had a Diesel engine.
A turret-mount might be a popular option.
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Old 08-25-2019, 12:16 PM   #7860
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A turret-mount might be a popular option.
I hear it's standard on the Iraqi and Afghanistan models.
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