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RE: Just had enough

Think it thru carefully and be honest with yourself. I retired 7 years ago at 62 and have never regretted it. Very good friend retired 6 months ago at 69 and is bored crazy. He went thru his complete long to-do list in the first 3 months. Also consider that health insurance will be outrageous until you hit 65 and get on Medicare. And that is a long time to live off your savings unless you are very well positioned.
BB_TX 11/28/15 06:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Big Rigs (40' +), What % campgrounds can't let you in?

MOST private RV parks you will not have a problem. But no guarantee. Call first. National, state, city, COE, national/state forest type parks gets more iffy. Some will have only a few sites you can get an RV that large in to. Some you will be out of luck. During busy travel times it is more of a problem.
BB_TX 11/28/15 06:12pm Beginning RVing
RE: F150 Locking Differential vs 4X4

I don't know about the percentage numbers. I did have a '97 F150 with limited slip. Drove it in/out of a dirt road, actually across pasture, to our hunting cabin a number of times when it was sloppy mud. Slow going sometimes, but never got stuck. It was flat nearly to the cabin. But could not go up the gentle slope last 30 yards to the cabin. I do have 4x4 now, but very rarely ever use it, mud, snow, or ice.
BB_TX 11/28/15 01:19pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Goofy Garmin Directions

My Garmin (that I no longer use) tried to get me to take a 4 wheel drive road over a mountain pass into the back entrance to Great Sand Dunes NP. But Streets and Trips took me to a rough rock low water crossing also needing 4x4. And my trucks built in GPS gives crazy directions sometimes. And just took a trip with a friend in his brand new GMC Denali and his built in GPS was also giving directions we knew were far from the best. No matter which you use, always know in advance the approximate route before you get there. I use mine primarily for ETA, miles to next turn, lane change info, and finding a specific address after I am already near that point.
BB_TX 11/26/15 09:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Clunking noise

Good tip BB, I am going to check that out next time I mount up the Reese. The plastic disc is a round flat plastic electric box cover. I drilled a hole in the center the size of the shaft. Then I cut out one side making a C shape. I pushed it down in the gap and around the shaft to fill the gap.
BB_TX 11/23/15 07:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2007 Ford f350? Known issues?

Some had problems with them. I bought a 2007 F350 new and traded at about 77,000 miles, many towing 35' fiver. Egr replaced at 35,000 under warranty. No other problems. Completely stock. Would not have traded but made the mistake of walking thru the new truck lot when in for oil change.
BB_TX 11/23/15 07:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Clunking noise

Checkng with the dealer would be a good idea. But may well be nothing really wrong with it. Not familiar with the Curt. But my previous Pulrite Super 5th and and my current Reese Elite both had about 1/8" play where the top cradle (that rocks side to side) mounted on a shaft to the base. If I pushed forward and pulled back on the cradle, it would slide that small amount. Doesn't sound like much, but when having 13-14,000 lbs doing the push/pull every time I started/stopped it clunked. The Pulrite had a nut to tighten to take the gap out. The Reese is fully welded so I had to slip a plastic disc into the gap to close it up.
BB_TX 11/22/15 07:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hoppy 7 to 6 adapter

From etrailer.com; Note: In some applications, the black battery power connection and the blue brake controller output connection are reversed. You are like me. Give me two choices and I will pick the wrong one every time. :S
BB_TX 11/18/15 04:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dexter easy lube axles

If done right by Dexter directions they work fine. I have done mine three times with no problem. You just have to do it slow and easy and follow directions.
BB_TX 11/17/15 04:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can a fixed 5th wheel hitch be used on a standard bed truck?

As noted above, it depends on configurations. Good friend knocked out his short bed truck back window with his 5er with squared off lower front corners. Traded for a newer 5er with contoured lower front corners and no more problem (although he was also a little more careful).
BB_TX 11/17/15 02:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: incontinence/bladder control

But how many people die for not going to a doctor in time for treatment?
BB_TX 11/17/15 11:55am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Opinions on Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

I agree with it being abrasive. It does a great job of removing stains from hard surfaces, but don't get too ambitious with your scrubbing, especially on a soft surface.
BB_TX 11/17/15 09:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need to replace all window treatments. Suggestions?

MCD shades are not cheap. But they are sure nice.
BB_TX 11/16/15 07:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Canton Texas CG for Trade Days

Mill Creek Ranch RV Resort is a really nice place. A little higher price than some of the others. A short distance from the trade days grounds and they provide a continuous shuttle back and forth. But it may be hard to get in on that short notice as they really book up for those weekends.
BB_TX 11/16/15 04:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Santa Rosa, N.M. RV Campground

If you are talking about Santa Rosa Campground and RV Park, rvparkreviews.com reviewers give it mostly average to excellent reviews, with a few poor reviews. Have not stayed there but had previously checked the ratings for a possible future trip.
BB_TX 11/16/15 12:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Exhaust tip

20" Magnaflow Scroll down to turn down tip and select size.
BB_TX 11/16/15 12:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quick Winterizing Question

A little water in the bottom of a large tank will not hurt anything. I pump antifreeze thru my lines and some goes down the drains into the emptied tanks. It will be somewhat diluted but will not cause problems in freezing temps due to the small amount.
BB_TX 11/16/15 12:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: suburban water heater

If there is a crimped on connector on the end of the wire there may be a bad crimp, maybe crimped on the insulation too much and barely making contact with the wire. Also possible the wire has a break inside the insulation some where An electrical contact cleaner may help. Just had a problem with my ZTR not starting. Pulled some connectors, sprayed with elec cleaner, solved the problem.
BB_TX 11/16/15 09:26am Tech Issues
RE: winterize fresh water tank??

5 gallons sitting in the bottom of a large tank should not hurt it. But I still would not be happy with not being able to fully drain the tank.
BB_TX 11/15/15 04:51pm Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Sounds strange to me

Never believe a dealer, no matter what he is talking about. He is wrong about that one, although people do it.
BB_TX 11/15/15 03:20pm Fifth-Wheels
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