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RE: Restrictions on RVs in Smithtown, NY

As far as keeping an rv on your property I'm fine with that I got my parked beside my garage. But I don't like the idea of long term parking on the street. Like some else stated it could make ever harder for fire equipment to get down some streets.
fireman41 08/29/14 08:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Found while searching for another TT

Wow you would need a dully to pull that thing. I like the how the built in garbage can is pulled out from the out side heck it has a built in garbage can.
fireman41 08/29/14 07:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: So all of you 1500 haters

What is so special about the half ton with a std bed in the pic?!?!?! so one can get a 10" bed or there abouts. How kewl would that be!!!!!!!! maaaaaavalous! it would be to get a 10' pickup bed. Not sure how folks deal with them beds shorter than 8'! Marty Easy just put my tail gate down and now it's 8 feet long.
fireman41 08/27/14 01:06pm Towing
RE: Coolers

Add salt to the water in the cooler in it will lower the freezing freezing point of the water and will help keep the ice a bit longer
fireman41 08/25/14 05:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best car for towing pop-up

The new Mazda cx5 or the cx7 with the turbo would work well.
fireman41 08/15/14 12:11pm Towing
RE: Backing up tip

The scoop our what we call in the trucking industry the 45 degree back works well. My biggest problem is were the axles are placed on the camper. I'm used to having the wheels and the very back of the trailer were campers have the wheels more towards the center so the camper cut in faster. Also with the axles in the center position you get a lot more tail swing Wich could be a problem when pulling out of a tight spot and making a hard trun. Also with a lot of rear over hang you have to be more square with a tight spot when backing in.
fireman41 08/14/14 01:24pm Towing
RE: cars to one side, trucks/trailers to the other

Yes please if you can fit car spots park there. I don't have enough parking for my big truck.
fireman41 08/11/14 01:58pm Beginning RVing
RE: Anderson hitches

Mine just came in I can't wait till t hi is weekend to get it set up and do a few test pulls
fireman41 08/11/14 12:44pm Towing
RE: Mico lever lock supplemental parking brake

Worked for a company that have one on a roll back tow truck. On day the one office Manger took it home to haul his show car. Well he parked the truck on aND only set the micro lock and not the truck brake e brakes. Well he went on to eat dinner and half an hour later the truck was coasting through his yard and plowed in to his dump truck. The Micon locks hold good but don't really no them form your only e brake. Also the pa state inspection law says you must have a mechanical parking brake.
fireman41 08/10/14 12:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Exactly what is a Chev 1500HD

It a non hd 3/4 TON. It has 8 bolt wheels. It the same truck as a 2500 not to be confused with the 2500 hd.
fireman41 08/06/14 07:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Where to buy good semi-cheap ratchet socket set in USA?

I hate to say it but, a lot of Craftsman Tool production has now been moved over to China and it's quality has fallen dramatically. If you have a good older set of tools that serves your needs and the only problem is the box you will be better off to just find a new box. You have to pay good money now to find good quality tools. Spend a lot of money on new tools or, get a new box, and keep the good tools you already have. I will no longer buy craftsman tool now that there made in China I'm looking at kolbolt tools from lows. And yes I know there made in China too
fireman41 07/30/14 04:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Hubby went crazy!

Should have ask him if he could have panted the trailer to match the truck. But it still looks cool.
fireman41 06/24/14 08:16am General RVing Issues
RE: equalizer vs blue ox

Let's us know what you think of it. I'm looking for a new hitch the blue ox is on top of my list to get.
fireman41 06/23/14 11:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Los Angeles law against sleeping in cars unconstitutional

This reminds me of the Ohio laws. It is against the law for me to go to sleep in my motor home on any state lands including rest areas as it is considered camping. If I am in a car or tractor trailer that is fine I can sleep undisturbed. Just RV's are prohibited except in designated camping areas. I found this out at 1:30 AM when a State trooper knocked on my door to tell me I had to move as no camping was allowed. The cars and trucks were not disturbed. Trooper was nice and told me it was a state law and he had to enforce it. I had just pulled in to sleep not cooking, chairs or other camping accoutrements just sleeping as I was tired. That's when you back into his cruiser and tell him sorry guess I was too tired to drive .
fireman41 06/21/14 06:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Not enough truck and here is what happens

Now that's how you get to your camping spot. Did anyone else notice that the truck had 6 bolt wheels with a full floating rear axle. Too bad we can't get those types of trucks over here.
fireman41 06/20/14 11:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Springdale 298BH 8th year owners report (long)

I'm hoping to be able to post a report like that about my new to me tt. Its 2011 Jayco 26 BH. I'm hoping that with some maintenance it will last a long time and I'm planing on having a good time in it with my family
fireman41 06/20/14 09:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tongue Weight

Think of your trailer like a playground teeter-todder. Tank sitting in the middle (where the wheels are - fulcrum) won't teeter or todder either way...It's nuetral and no affect on the tongue weight. If the axles were dead center of the trailer I would agree 100%. But most trailers the axles are just rear of center. So if your water tank is above our just ahead of the axles it will add some tongue weight. How much I don't know because I was never that good at math.
fireman41 06/20/14 09:35pm Towing
RE: Pushing the limits on tow vehicles

I know it's still over weight but what's wrong with 30 MPH on a hill fully loaded. My semi truck has a hard time on those hills.
fireman41 05/27/14 07:27am Travel Trailers
RE: integrated trailer brake controller

The IBC and the Tow/Haul make for an extremely satisfying towing experience. Both a must have IMHO! 20 yes; 0 against; Seems like you have a consensus. Wow I don't think I have ever seen that
fireman41 05/25/14 05:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Memorial day weekend!

I'm going to camp at mom and dad's back yard. Its become a yearly thing. Brother and sister come up and we set the camper up in the back yard.Nice and peaceful time.
fireman41 05/22/14 09:23am Travel Trailers
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