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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By Karbean
RV Newbie

For Muddauber.....Unfortunately, I deliver new Ford trucks as a part time gig and can assure you that neither gas nor diesel 250s will get within 5 MPG of a 150 EB...even on a good day and...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 01-24-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By Karbean
Pov on truck trailer pairing

Lots of differing points of view obviously. A fundamental truth of towing is that you can't have too much truck. Another is that when you get home, if you are like 90% of real people, you have to...
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-05-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By Karbean
New to RV

Good news is that you are asking a lot of questions and investigating before you get on the road. That said, you will hear lots of good facts on this site as well as individuals personal opinions as...
Forum: On the Road | Travel Chat 11-10-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,260
Posted By Karbean
Aviation

Ah yes.....Hugo.....fun times were had by all! Then there was the DS deployment. Running the Wing with all the #2s because Col Sharpe took all the 0-6s with him on the first wave. I've often...
Forum: On the Road | Travel Chat 11-10-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,260
Posted By Karbean
Aviation

Lots of common threads starting to stack up. First, my Dad was an ABC on the Indy in 60-62. Was a catapult/arresting gear guy. Got to tour as a 12 yr old in Newport News....BIG BOAT!. Much to his...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 11-10-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,627
Posted By Karbean
New to me F150

I have owned and towed with 3 different EcoBoost trucks. A 2011, 3.5, a 2016, 2.7 and a 2019, 3.5. Each had their + and -s. However, for your application, the 2.7 is more than adequate and you...
Forum: Pets 11-07-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,842
Posted By Karbean
Goldens

I know this is not the response you were asking for but having been involved with Goldens for 20 years, I thought I would offer a suggestion. I helped to found Emerald Coast Golden Retrievers on the...
Forum: Salem 11-07-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Karbean
Ladder

I agree with SeaDog. Carry a 13ft collapseable ladder that I found on line for about $95. Same one you find at Camping World for $200. Only weighs about 15lbs and is about 2 ft x 18" when...
Forum: Salem 11-07-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By Karbean
New Member

I agree that the slide topper is worth the investment. Any time you stay in a wooded campground, carrying a ladder to clear debris off the slide roof before you close the slide is a pain. Lug...
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-07-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By Karbean
Ya'll

Julie, welcome to the group from yet another 'Bama camper. On our way to Huntsville to Monte Sano in a week. :signhavefun:
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-24-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 191
Posted By Karbean
Intro

Welcome to the group Jim. First trip shakedowns are always "entertaining". Will be heading up to Monte Sano in November, one of our favorite close by camps.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 10-22-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By Karbean
Real Numbers

These are not unusual numbers. I have similar rig but 4x2 and 1,000lbs less trailer. My 2019 has averaged 11.5 (combo of towed and not) on 3 different trips. We travel with friends who have a...
Forum: Dynamax 10-22-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By Karbean
Tension Rods

We've had success with simple spring loaded curtain rods....$2 curtain rods vs $10 "Refrigerator tension rods" at the local camper store.:signhavefun:
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-18-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 479
Posted By Karbean
Fear not.....armed with the knowledge that all...

Fear not.....armed with the knowledge that all those campers around you who LOOK like they can set up and break down with their eyes closed have all had the opportunity to experience the satisfaction...
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-03-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By Karbean
Welcome aboard! I believe you are already miles...

Welcome aboard! I believe you are already miles ahead of many new campers by virtue of having to keep up your boat/trailer. As a Bentley 24 owner, I find many of the habits you develop to keep the...
Forum: Salem 09-20-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By Karbean
32 BHDS

At the risk of being criticized for raining on your parade, I have to agree with Bikendan. My 2019 with 3.5EB, while potent, just doesn't have the mass to comfortably handle 10K IMO. When I put...
Forum: General Community Discussions 09-20-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By Karbean
Buying Camper

EG: No shortage of experience available here for the asking, however, you probably need to be a little more specific as to your needs, desires and what you can safely tow. You need a bunkhouse? ...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 09-16-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By Karbean
Generators

Don't know anything about the site. Reading what is on the net suggests they MAY be sketchy. I went to Harbor Freight and bought a Predator 3500 Inverter/Gen for less than $700 on sale. It's a...
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-13-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By Karbean
New TT in Tenn

First, welcome to the family...lot's of help available for the asking. Second, don't overlook Army Corps of Engineers (COE) campgrounds. Many available at TVA sites around TN, AL and GA. Usually...
Forum: Roo | Shamrock 09-13-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By Karbean
Shower door

Our 2020 Salem came standard with this shower "door". We do like it, with one caveat. If you spray water directly at the screen, water goes straight through and you have puddles in the bathroom. ...
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-13-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 191
Posted By Karbean
New from MN

Welcome the site! You're correct, lots of good info. We began our camping life similarly with an 18 ft pop up when our kids were teens. Figured out if it was something we really wanted to do,...
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-13-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By Karbean
New epro

First of all, welcome the site. Lot's of smart people willing to share good advice. I don't happen to be one of them, but I'll try to help. :roflblack:I don't know the specifics of your trailer,...
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-09-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By Karbean
New to Forum

Jim.....Don't get discouraged. Inventories at most dealers now are pretty slim. Seems lots of folks have "discovered" camping as an alternative to motels during the pandemic. So you may have to...
Forum: Salem 09-08-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Karbean
378FL

Just want to let you know someone actually read your question. Hopefully, someone with actual 378 experience will catch your question. Like you, I looked and couldn't find any specifics. We had a...
Forum: Salem 09-08-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By Karbean
Hitch Weight Advice

Please allow me to acknowledge the good decision you have made. IMHO, there are far too many people who come on this forum asking for the same advice you asked. They get the same sage advice...don'...
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