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RE: leveling fifth wheel

I carry two 2"x8"x6' boards with 45 degree angles on one end. I also have a large bubble level on the pin box. When I pull into a site and see the bubble is off I back up a few feet and put a board(s) in front of the low side front wheel and pull forward. Based on how far off level it is I may have one tire on one board, both tires on one board, one tire on one board and one tire on two boards, or both tires on two boards. Never needed more than that, and rarely more than the one board. After level side to side I chock the tires, unhook, and level front to rear.
BB_TX 07/04/15 07:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2WD vs 4WD tow vehicle

My current truck and two previous trucks have all been 4x4, but primarily because dealers just do not stock many 4x2 trucks loaded the way I want. Have never used the 4x4 in 8 years of towing the 5er. I have only used the 4x4 getting in/out of our dirt road hunting camp during rainy weather.
BB_TX 07/04/15 08:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What is the current state of big 3 diesels?

Simple. They are all good.
BB_TX 07/03/15 07:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Satellite Dish Wiring Idea

No problem doing that. I only had a single coax input for cable. I could use it for sat by moving an internal coax jumper. Got tired of that. I added a coax wall plate in a cabinet under the TV. I drilled a hole in the outside wall near that same wall plate and installed a weather proof outside coax connector. I connected the two with a quad shielded coax cable. Another coax cable from the wall plate to the sat receiver. And HDMI from the receiver to the TV. I have a Tailgater. It works fine with the standard RG6 coax cable, but I bought a new quad shielded coax cable to improve on that. System works great.
BB_TX 07/02/15 06:11pm Technology Corner
RE: Need a guide for San Antonio TX

I just saw an article that the average visit to the Alamo lasts only 8 minutes. ............... Guess you gotta be Texan to appreciate it. Was there hour and half or so last time. Main building plus barracks building plus museum/gift shop plus the grounds was all interesting to us.
BB_TX 07/02/15 11:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Just got some bad news, could use some perspective.

My guess would be due to the frame shortage problem. But looks like they could have told you so.
BB_TX 07/01/15 07:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need a guide for San Antonio TX

Travelers World RV Resort south of downtown is a good place to stay. If you do not have a toad, there is a city bus stop right in front that will take you directly downtown with stops near the Riverwalk. And a Mexican restaurant right across the street that is supposed to be very good (I have not tried it).
BB_TX 07/01/15 02:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Gm trucks really selling strong !!

Gets old after a while.
BB_TX 07/01/15 10:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Short bed manuvering

Going forward you should have no problem. It is backing into a tight site that may be. A good friend with a short bed Chevy knocked out his back window backing his 5er into a tight spot. I would get a slider.
BB_TX 07/01/15 07:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: AC question

As far as I know all RV air conditioners are 120 vac. They require too much power to run off 12 volts.
BB_TX 06/30/15 03:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Best route - Texas to Wyoming

While the route above (Bushland to Tascosa) is a bit shorter and somewhat scenic, it is a narrow 2 lane road with no paved shoulders, and somewhat bumpy the last time I drove it. I would suggest continuing north on US 87/287 at Amarillo to Dumas and then US 87 toward Dalhart. OR (as I do) take I-40 west at Amarillo to Vega, then north on US 385 toward Dalhart. US 385 is also 2 lane to Hartley, but a wide 2 lane with shoulders and frequent passing lanes. That route avoids downtown Amarillo and Dumas. The 335 loop around the southwest side of Amarillo to pick up I-40 is good to cut off a few miles. Even the stretch of US 87 between Dumas and Hartley is 2 lane, although a reasonably wide two lane with paved shoulders. I would not let my tank get below 1/4, but stations with reasonable access for long trailers are fairly common. But not on US 385, so you should have adequate fuel to make Dalhart if you go that direction. And the stretch of highway between Clayton, NM and Raton the towns are few and far between although there are some accessible stations along the way.
BB_TX 06/30/15 08:41am Roads and Routes
RE: Moderator pump advice needed

I am going to guess you are typing on your auto correct smart phone and mean macerator pump and septic tank?
BB_TX 06/29/15 06:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Is this true?

I had squirrels, rats, or something chew wires and vacuum hoses on my previous truck three times. And built nests there. Bought Critter Ridder at Home Depot, sprayed all around under hood, and no more problem.
BB_TX 06/29/15 03:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water!

Once, at the start of the season.
BB_TX 06/29/15 09:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Tips for a rather warm trip?

I would start the generator and AC as early as possible without the generator bothering neighbors and run it until 10 as you suggested. Leave the windows closed all night to keep as much cool air in as possible and with some fans running. So far the temps here have not been as hot as normal, mid 90s day/ low 70s night. Much better than the 100s we are accustom to. And forecast is for the lower temps for the near future.
BB_TX 06/29/15 09:00am General RVing Issues
RE: i-35 Austin to Oklahoma City

With all the other construction going on I-35 in TX that will just seem a normal part of the trip.
BB_TX 06/29/15 07:57am Roads and Routes
RE: Tornado

Agree they will give you "book value" although not sure whose book they will use.
BB_TX 06/27/15 08:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: 15 digit vin

If you google 1977 tec rv you will get quite a few hits. Try also googling the vin.
BB_TX 06/27/15 07:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Used GSRA for the first time today.

Glad you had great service. And absolutely no need to try to justify not changing the tire yourself. There are many reasons that may prevent any given person from doing so.
BB_TX 06/26/15 06:54pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: satellite dish hook up

Not likely to ever work connected to the cable hookup without some mods. I had the single coax input for cable. But near the TV there is a dual coax wall plate with a short coax jumper between the two coax connectors. Turns out the outside coax connection goes directly to that wall plate. By removing the jumper and using another coax cable from the wall plate to the sat receiver box, the Tailgater worked fine. To use park cable I had to put the coax jumper back in place. To simply things I just bought a new external weather proof coax connector, drilled a hole in the outside wall of the 5er near the TV, added a new single coax wall plate in cabinet under the TV, connected the new outside connector to the new inside coax wall plate with a short RG6 coax cable, connected that to the sat box, and now can use the Tailgater without moving any jumper. Was pretty simple in my case as the TV is next to a side wall. And beneath the TV is a cabinet with an inside side panel I can remove and see the outside wall.
BB_TX 06/26/15 06:46pm Technology Corner
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