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RE: Tires...To Shine or not to Shine??????

Many years ago I used ArmorAll on my motorcycle tires because they looked really good. After a very short amount of time the sidewalls started to crack, which had never happened before I used ArmorAll. I quit using it and the new tires had no issues. I put two and tow together and came to the conclusion that ArmorAll was not good for my motorcycle tires. I've never used anything on them since then, and the problem has never recurred. On a motorcycle tire? really? and you`re still here to tell us you did this?!!!:SNot really sure I comprehend your amazement. Maybe you're unaware of how a motorcycle tire works? It's very similar to a car tire, i.e. round and black. :) Isn't Armorall silicone? If so, I'm thinkin' he's marveling at the fact that anyone would put it on a motorcycle tire...ain't that a mite slippery? :@
Francesca Knowles 04/17/14 06:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Popup Won't "Popup

If the cable came out of the drum rather than broke, I'm thinking you're likely just missing the "keeper", which should look like the one below. The page I took that pic from says there are two different models of drum, so you'd need to determine which you have before proceeding. Details/instructions at this link. http://www.popupparts.com/images/pa-goshcblkeeper.jpg width=300
Francesca Knowles 04/17/14 05:28pm Folding Trailers
RE: Tires...To Shine or not to Shine??????

NEVER use any petroleum product on tires! Times two- use of such products can even cancel warranty coverage, at least for some brands like Michelin Tires which become unserviceable due to alterations such as truing, whitewall inlays, addition of balancing or sealant liquids, or the use of tire dressing containing petroleum distillates are excluded from warranty coverage From page 15 at this link. None of those bad boys in 303, though!
Francesca Knowles 04/17/14 03:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: How heavy of a trailer can I get?

Yes this was a helpful post; however, me and our two year old and dogs certainly don't weigh 1/2 of 1300... more like 1/4... That made me laugh. :) Guess I should've gone into more detail...as a Camping Grandma my experience has been that children, pets, and Grandma's own self must be planned for not just by their self-weight but by the weight of the STUFF one brings along to accommodate them! You'll be surprised how fast it all adds up....:B Haha. I love it! So true... And of course that all pales by comparison once Hubby starts putting together the "New Trailer Toolkit"- from floor jacks to shop-sized compressor, he's going to want to bring it all "just in case". And this before it even occurs to him that the fullsized Weber grill needs to come along with its very own five gallon propane cylinder; and we mustn't forget his chain saw, a couple of twenty-pound sledges/wedges, two or three shovels, several buckets, some fire extinguishers and whatever other critical campcraft items he was taught about in Boy Scouts. Come to think of it, I think I may have to revise my recommendation per trailer gross weight to 5,000 pounds or less! ;)
Francesca Knowles 04/17/14 02:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Popup Won't "Popup

I for one can't see the picture... Goshen has been making popup lifts for Rockwood for years, though I think the electric motors are added by the trailermaker. I've seen other cable-failure reports- at least one fellow at the Popup portal says the motorized upfit is the cause. Link to that thread Anyway: information related to fixing the cable part of the lift itself including parts diagrams can be found at the following link: Goshen Stamping Company
Francesca Knowles 04/17/14 01:47pm Folding Trailers
RE: How heavy of a trailer can I get?

Yes this was a helpful post; however, me and our two year old and dogs certainly don't weigh 1/2 of 1300... more like 1/4... That made me laugh. :) Guess I should've gone into more detail...as a Camping Grandma my experience has been that children, pets, and Grandma's own self must be planned for not just by their self-weight but by the weight of the STUFF one brings along to accommodate them! You'll be surprised how fast it all adds up....:B
Francesca Knowles 04/17/14 01:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: firewood - emerald ash borer

I've learned to bring a few Presto Logs, then forage locally for wood to throw in on top. No matter how wet the found wood might be, it'll dry out right quick once exposed to the heat from the PL's. But I usually camp where there's lots of Public land around where such foraging is allowed.
Francesca Knowles 04/17/14 12:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Read this before buying from Camping World

It seems likely to me that part of the problem here is the fact that, as nearly as I can tell, the problems described have to do with "failures" of components covered by third party warranties if indeed they're covered by anyone at all. Aren't we talking about an A/C unit and a microwave?
Francesca Knowles 04/17/14 11:33am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Ethanol from water and metal

The word "Methanol" does not appear in that article in the link from Campfire time. What are you reading???:B The word "Methanol" doesn't appear in the O.P.'s post, either...what are YOU reading? ;)
Francesca Knowles 04/16/14 05:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best time to travel to Washington & Oregon

Francesca Knowles 04/16/14 05:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: Running propane furnace using camper batterys

Since you're moving the next day to a site with power, your fully charged batteries will get you through the one night just fine.
Francesca Knowles 04/16/14 05:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Fresh water AND grey water combined?

BLK and gray can be mixed. Here's HOPING that's what the O.P. intended to ask....
Francesca Knowles 04/16/14 05:38pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Lower Owyhee River, OR and travel trailer dry camping

Not exactly sure what you mean by the "lower part" of the Owyhee- can you be more specific per location you're looking at? It's been awhile since I've been over there, but as I remember the lower part it's a lot of steep canyonland accessible only by boat.
Francesca Knowles 04/16/14 05:22pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Trying to register a 1971 Travel Trailer with no VIN.

Is the O.P. trying to register it somewhere other than their home State of California (as indicated by avatar)? Without the proper paperwork, I think being unable to find the VIN on the trailer will be the least of their problems if so.
Francesca Knowles 04/16/14 04:05pm Travel Trailers

TUESDAY: April 8th., before noon, we decided to replace our 2 Trojan T-105 6 Volt batteries at Boat N RV Megastore in Ridgeland, SC. Brought in the old Trojan's, noticed the Interstate SRM-24's had both terminals on same side of battery, clerk said, should be not problem if your wires reach, installed IN SERIES. . So who actually installed/hooked up the batteries- you or the store?
Francesca Knowles 04/16/14 01:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trying to register a 1971 Travel Trailer with no VIN.

Trying to figure out how to register our 1971 Terry Travel Trailer. It was last registered in California, sticker on the plate says 2009 but don't know if it's accurate. There is no VIN number anywhere on the trailer. We are not currently in California, which complicates the problem... Anyone have any suggestions?? The paperwork you got with the trailer should have the VIN on it. Such paperwork should include a Title, or lacking that document, at least a notarized Affidavit of Ownership from the person you bought the trailer from. Absent that paperwork or something like it, I think you'll have an uphill if not imposssible climb ahead.
Francesca Knowles 04/16/14 01:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: LORAD Sirens

OOPS! Thought you were referring to tornado warning sirens...never mind!
Francesca Knowles 04/16/14 01:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Re heating Chicken question

The chicken should cooked until done. That way you will kill all of the bacteria in it. Times 10, and from a former Health Inspector. Leaving it half-cooked means it'll be sitting around for hours at exactly the right temperature for the growth of bacteria. Few things cook as fast as "chicken breasts and tenders", assuming you're talking about the boneless versions. I'd just cook it at the track if I wanted to eat it hot.
Francesca Knowles 04/16/14 11:19am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: nomadic fanatic

O.K....I checked it out. I gotta tell ya, I'm not impressed. Guy's been at it for about four months, and looks like he intends to fund the whole shebang by getting folks to kick in just because...because....well, it's not clear to me exactly why he thinks folks will give him money, so-? Frankly, there's more information about RVing in the average post here at RV.net than I found in any of the five or six videos of his I looked at. I think my best-of-the-bad-favorite is this one, where he's "stealcamping" on a college campus. First he tells us how he's gonna get away with this (forbidden) activity, but then gets all nervous because his door is facing- gasp- the back of the property. He decides he'd better move somewhere on Campus with "better security", but before he does that "Security" actually shows up and tells him he can't live in his rig on Campus. Which he already knows, of course. Next thing you know, he's in a Walmart parking lot showing us the brand spankin' new bike rack/bike combo he just bought. I guess my question is: WHAT, exactly, is the point that this fellow is trying to get across????
Francesca Knowles 04/15/14 06:02pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Scam drawing allowed in Camping world stores-Marcus??

I've seen this kind of outfit lots of times in CW's lobby- they always have a big ol' sign telling who they are/what they're selling. I've never "entered" any of their drawings since it seems obvious to me that what they're really after is my phone number etc., most likely because they want to sell me something. Guess I don't see where the "scam" part comes in-?
Francesca Knowles 04/15/14 05:32pm Camping World Accessories
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