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Forum: Tires 09-11-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,765
Posted By upnorththree
I myself am quite fond of the KISS method. Keep...

I myself am quite fond of the KISS method. Keep it simple stupid. (This is not a disparaging remark toward anyone).

When a child opens a lemonade stand in 80 degree heat they know full well they...
Forum: On The Road... 07-10-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,275
Posted By upnorththree
YOU be the judge.

There is no other judge better than yourself.

:idea: Why not take a 7 foot measuring tape with you to your parking lot of choice, park your rig, and get out and measure it for yourself?

As far...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-18-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,762
Posted By upnorththree
First, I must apologize for my previous post on...

First, I must apologize for my previous post on this issue. I must have been drinking when I wrote that. Oh, wait, I don't drink. I'm just embarrassed.

To the issue.
Rocky Mounts turned out to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-04-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,581
Posted By upnorththree
If I may, I beg to disagree with your "the one...

If I may, I beg to disagree with your "the one factor" not being considered.

The one factor NEVER mentioned in ANY of these towing threads is . . . what about the other guy?

Nope. It's all...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-04-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,581
Posted By upnorththree
Yes. Cargo weight (ie. GCVW) is a factor the...

Yes. Cargo weight (ie. GCVW) is a factor the majority of us want to ignore. The defenders of being overweight are going to have "a lot of splainin' to do Lucy" when their vehicle involves another...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-03-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,581
Posted By upnorththree
Had 1500 RAM, now Ram 2500.

Yes, many posters here are quite relentless. Everyone of them have the exact correct answer.

Everyone here will defend their decision no matter how wrong it is.

IMHO, you will be way under...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 06-02-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,713
Posted By upnorththree
Sorry friend to hear of your issue. I know it's...

Sorry friend to hear of your issue.
I know it's of no value today but, maybe tomorrow.

I have stopped buying anything with SONY stamped on it. Just sick and tired of issues.

I own armband...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-20-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,373
Posted By upnorththree
You and I are at opposite ends of the world. ...

You and I are at opposite ends of the world.

That is some major muscle you have there pulling that 25.

The only thing you don't have is duelies.

How is that ride?
Rick
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-19-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 22,541
Posted By upnorththree
Is there a Ford F150 in diesel now? I hadn't...

Is there a Ford F150 in diesel now? I hadn't heard.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-19-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 22,541
Posted By upnorththree
Hey Bill, Twenty-six gallons will get me far...

Hey Bill,

Twenty-six gallons will get me far enough down the road to where I think I'm going to burst. My range on a fill up is normally well over 400 and nearly 500 depending on wind direction....
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-17-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 22,541
Posted By upnorththree
Hi. Yes. Every bell and whistle includes 4x4....

Hi.
Yes. Every bell and whistle includes 4x4. Sometimes I wish it were not so I could hold more stuff but when I needed 4x4 in the past with my GMC I was happy I had it.

Say, what is the big deal...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-25-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 22,541
Posted By upnorththree
I'm going to guess you are much younger than me...

I'm going to guess you are much younger than me and I don't mean that as an insult.

There was a day, before your Suburban, when a family of six adults could hitch a camper to the back of a "full...
Forum: On The Road... 08-29-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,618
Posted By upnorththree
Everyone has given you such good advice! I just...

Everyone has given you such good advice! I just have to say this: pick up the poo! I'm sure you always do but it is worth mentioning because I see un-picked up poo at every single campground we've...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-20-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,383
Posted By upnorththree
Couldn't agree more. He appears to be a good...

Couldn't agree more.

He appears to be a good guy and his video was brief and to the point but extremely weak on content.

For those who have installed a Micro-Air it could be considered a great...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 08-15-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 68,141
Posted By upnorththree
Cancellation

Hi everyone, unfortunately we won't be able to join you at the Canopener. I'll be canceling our reservation tonight so hopefully one of you can snag it. We are in Site 29.
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-25-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,010
Posted By upnorththree
If you are just going

to have the panel replaced, $10,000.

If you are going to have the panel replaced with Butt rivets (removing all furniture etc.), $20,000.

PROVIDED Jackson Center does the work.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-04-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 22,541
Posted By upnorththree
I'm not one for throwing barbs so just accept...

I'm not one for throwing barbs so just accept this sincerely.

I was a GM guy for over 45 years. I bought this RAM 1500 Diesel and I don't know if I'll ever return to GM.

My 2015 Laramie...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-03-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,329
Posted By upnorththree
Not knowing if it's the engine, size, or steering...

Not knowing if it's the engine, size, or steering concerns you have but I can offer that we just coincidentally returned two weeks ago from that very place.
No issues whatsoever. All roads were open...
Forum: The Pet Forum 07-01-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,679
Posted By upnorththree
It WILL scratch

I didn't think the upholstery "leather" would scratch, the salesperson scraped it with a fork and there was no mark left. So I was not worried about our two retrievers. We traveled for many miles and...
Forum: Base Camp 06-30-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,159
Posted By upnorththree
Following

I hate to say it, but Popeye just said yesterday he was considering Ewald because he's not sure he trusts Chicago. This is based on conversations with service techs at both places, it seems he felt...
Forum: On The Road... 06-25-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,574
Posted By upnorththree
Window Cling

We wound up getting a window cling for our back window, applied on the inside, and it was fine. Didn't "pop" but was visible enough. The guy gave us a blank piece to test, we tried it on the outside...
Forum: On The Road... 05-16-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,378
Posted By upnorththree
I'm always surprised at the "Chicagoans" that are...

I'm always surprised at the "Chicagoans" that are terrified of the city. It usually turns out they are suburbanites. I grew up in the city, on the dreaded south side so I get a little huffy about it....
Forum: On The Road... 05-13-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,574
Posted By upnorththree
I have the same question. We are leaving this...

I have the same question. We are leaving this week for our first caravan and were told to display our numbers for the parkers, so they can check us off their list. I thought we could just display...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-08-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,436
Posted By upnorththree
Don't apologize. It's true. You can bet,...

Don't apologize.
It's true.

You can bet, the noisy ones are always pointed away from the user.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-08-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,436
Posted By upnorththree
I'm not going to overthink this but, just give...

I'm not going to overthink this but, just give you my slant.

I'm a value guy, not a brand guy BUT, if I can get a name brand for a great price, I'm there.

Which leads me to my choice. I got a...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-27-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,165
Posted By upnorththree
Thank you. One free can of Spinach to you sir. ...

Thank you. One free can of Spinach to you sir.

It scares me to read what some people 'think' they can do to their scooters and think they'll end up with a Harley.

IMHO.

Popeye
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-26-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,165
Posted By upnorththree
Okay, I'm just going to throw this out there for...

Okay, I'm just going to throw this out there for the fun of it.

Talking to one of Jackson Center's "people in the know service" the AS tongue weight includes acid batteries, full LP tanks and...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-23-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,762
Posted By upnorththree
Just thought I'd report back (better late than...

Just thought I'd report back (better late than never). We went with a Rockymounts Monorail with a 2" receiver . A bike shop guy recommended it and it looked comparable to the Thule and Yakimas we...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-22-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,165
Posted By upnorththree
Oh do I feel your pain. I will fight to the end...

Oh do I feel your pain. I will fight to the end to stay with a 1/2 ton.

I own a 2015, Laramie, 4x4, EcoDiesel with, I swear, every bell and whistle Chrysler could hang on this thing.

Four...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-22-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,403
Posted By upnorththree
I like grabby. Thanks Paula.

I like grabby.
Thanks Paula.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-22-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,403
Posted By upnorththree
Very good advice. I covered that last June...

Very good advice.

I covered that last June at Jackson Center having them go over the AS bumper to tongue.

Since I purchased the TT from the original owner (who I did not know) I thought it best...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-22-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,403
Posted By upnorththree
More great info. Thanks James. I am...

More great info. Thanks James.

I am learning so much from the manual gear and thumb brake/gain features. This is good.

Before I started to tow I was a pump guy from way back when. I just...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-22-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,403
Posted By upnorththree
Thanks Weston, Joe did a great followup and...

Thanks Weston, Joe did a great followup and straightened me out.

I bought my 2015 in late 2016 from one of the best dealers I have ever done business with my entire life and I have a lot of gray....
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-22-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,403
Posted By upnorththree
Do I feel like a dunce. I've never looked into...

Do I feel like a dunce. I've never looked into what those were for.

Since my face is way red now, I'd like to present a situation.
I've been on the ram ecodiesel web site about engine braking...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-21-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,403
Posted By upnorththree
Thanks for those words. I feel a little more at...

Thanks for those words.
I feel a little more at ease now.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-21-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,403
Posted By upnorththree
I can tell this is experience speaking. I'd...

I can tell this is experience speaking.

I'd have taken that for granted.

Thanks Jon.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-21-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,403
Posted By upnorththree
I've done Appalachia as high as 11% grade...

I've done Appalachia as high as 11% grade (although not as long runs and elevation as the Rockies) without issue. I think the elevation will be the bigger issue.

The panel has the typical...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-21-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,403
Posted By upnorththree
Manual down shift

What a wealth of info Joe. Thanks and Kudos on your new truck.

My instrument panel has digital temp readings for all fluids in addition to the needles so, I'll be sure to watch the digits...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-21-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,403
Posted By upnorththree
Thank you but, I'm a bit unclear. I've been...

Thank you but, I'm a bit unclear. I've been looking and looking at Google and my brand new Garmin and can't see 141 connecting in Montrose.

If I'm going to Grand Junction west from Gunnison, the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-20-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,403
Posted By upnorththree
Thank you.

This is a rough plan but, from the east (Chicago) into Estes Park. Then south through Central City, Conifer, Manitou Springs, west to Gunnison, Grand Junction, up into Utah to Dinosaur National. ...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-20-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,403
Posted By upnorththree
Advice for Newby through the Rockies with RAM 1500

If there are any folks out there with whiskers willing to pass on some towing knowledge it will be greatly appreciated. We've been reading a lot of pros and cons on engine braking and the like and...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-19-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 22,573
Posted By upnorththree
To OP. Gas or diesel in the JGC? We have the...

To OP.
Gas or diesel in the JGC?
We have the same diesel engine in our RAM 1500 and can't say enough about it. EVERYTHING RAM claims and then some.

With the 1500 you don't get a "truck" ride and...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-22-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 59,204
Posted By upnorththree
THAT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME. Thanks. I'll...

THAT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME. Thanks.

I'll just wait for a campsite because I think I'll lose amperage/watts if I run a 50 foot extension cord to our house 20 amp outlet.

Thanks again for the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-22-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 59,204
Posted By upnorththree
Nowadays your theory may hold true in some parts...

Nowadays your theory may hold true in some parts of the country but, it is not practiced as much as you may think.

Here, if it's not in steel conduit it doesn't get wired, while in most parts of...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-22-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 59,204
Posted By upnorththree
Thanks Matteo and everyone else. Yes, I see...

Thanks Matteo and everyone else.

Yes, I see your email came through and thank you. Very gracious.

After reading the replies I'm wondering, since I can control the timing of this 'learning...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-21-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 59,204
Posted By upnorththree
Help with Easy Start 364

Hi Everyone.
It may appear I know what I'm doing but, don't be fooled.

I am about to order an Easy Start but, I keep reading about putting it through a 'learning' process. I have no idea what...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-20-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 35,661
Posted By upnorththree
That's outstanding. Bravo. I hope I have...

That's outstanding. Bravo. I hope I have similar success with the Westinghouse 2200 iXLT.

The machine is outstanding but, I haven't ordered my Soft/Easy Start yet. Got to do something before...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-20-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 35,661
Posted By upnorththree
Everyone's personal decision is the best...

Everyone's personal decision is the best decision. Having said that, I went with a pretty Airstream blue Westinghouse iXLT 2200/1800 running watts.

So far I am very pleased. Quiet, all the doors...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 02-24-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,370
Posted By upnorththree
Know the feeling of a bad nights rest, Dave. ...

Know the feeling of a bad nights rest, Dave.

Everyone I know who has a Costco membership lives and dies at their doorstep so, I am very surprised to learn of the mattress quality.

We are 4000...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 02-16-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,370
Posted By upnorththree
Hi Pat. Thanks. EVERYONE or anyone can and...

Hi Pat.
Thanks.
EVERYONE or anyone can and will offer custom radius mattresses in foam. It's another story when you ask for custom raduis' in steel coils.

After weeks and weeks of scrubbing the...
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