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  1. Can't see pictures on my PC nor phone. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Congratulations on finally being able to possess what is your rightful property!
  3. Will someone think of the animals! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. We were camped across from them in March of 2015. Never got to introduce ourselves though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Mo, So sorry to hear about Brady. I wish I knew the right thing to say to help, but I'm glad that you guys and him had a great bond for almost 15 years.
  6. You made me go back a page and actually read the whole menu Jen posted. I hate you.... :)
  7. Nacole, I did not have that issue with the Pilots/Flying J's back in March of 2015 for our 2000mi. round trip to the Fort. I did have that problem at other "normal" gas stations.
  8. I love and hate my 36 gallon tank. Great for towing. Not so great at the pump when you are on fumes and want to fill up and the card won't authorize a transaction over $75. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Here in Adams county the churches call it slippery pot pie. Up in Perry county it had crust. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I should clarify my post that I didn't mean to imply that it wasn't safe. I felt 100% safe there. South of the Border. I will not hesitate to stay there again. Scenery is lacking but for a quick overnighter, it's perfect.
  11. I'm not sure if you're asking me or Nacole as she has a 250 and I have a 2500. Anyway, I have a full floating axle.
  12. I think you might be getting confused about towing capacity vs payload capacity. The majority of the time, trucks will run out of payload capacity before they get to their towing limit. If you look at the video posted above by Lone-Star, they show at 1:57 the payload capacity that you need to know. Air bags and Timbrens do not Increase your payload capacity legally but will definitely eliminate the squatting. Back to the video, at 2:07, it shows the axle/gvw rating sticker for the same truck. This truck is showing a gvw of 10,000lbs with a front axle rating of 4,800lbs and a rear axle rating of 6,100lbs. for a total of 10,900lbs. However, that particular truck came from the factory with a curb weight of 7,188lbs and a payload capacity of 2,812lbs. A lot of people will ignore the payload capacity rating will load it up to the total axle ratings of 10,900 instead of the gross vehicle weight of 10,000 and consider themselves to be safe. That may be true and the vehicle does have the capability to handle that weight, but it can be argued they are being negligent and are liable to any lawsuits and such if an accident happened and they are over the payload capacity. Now, if you move to a 350/3500 Single rear wheel, you'll probably pick up an extra 900-1000lbs of payload which is probably adequate for the 5ers you are looking at with your family and little ewok in the cab. If you move up to the dually, the payload capacity increase will be even much greater.
  13. My first TT had a broken water pump when I bought it from Camping Hell and they wouldn't fix it without an extra charge once I discovered it didn't work (Long after the sale). So out of principle, never planned on using and traded it back in that way. When they asked if it worked, I said "it is in the same condition as it was when I bought it from you". As for the current 5er, I have no idea if it works as we don't plan to dry camp. So, the water tank is empty. We always carry bottled water with us anyway, so we can use that for the toilet and brushing teeth if we need to.
  14. You definitely need to change trucks if you buy any of the 5ers you've hinted at. Try to buy the same year as yours or newer. The frame and the engines are the same between the 250/350. Parts diagrams I looked at also show the same brakes. The springs and the spring block are the only glaring difference. I've seen anywhere from 17"-20" on both 250s and 350s. I would avoid 20" tires for ride comfort. If you're looking at different trucks. Look at the GM twins 2015 and newer crew cabs. All the ford fanboys at the auction building that have ford crew cabs all admit I have more leg room in the cab both front and rear and admit my truck squats a lot LESS with trailers hooked up then theirs. Like I stated before. I can put dog cases in the back of the crew cab on the floor with the seat folded up. I couldn't do that with the fords or Rams unless it was the ram mega cab. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. There's a reason why the campground at south of the border is behind a gate and has a guard patrolling the premises at night. Had an enlightening conversation with him at 2:30 am while walking the dogs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk