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RE: RV Park Reviews suddenly not working correctly

Probably site maintenance.
BB_TX 01/20/17 05:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Good news for Texas...

Texas Parks & Wildlife link
BB_TX 01/20/17 05:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Advise on Satellite choice

........... With DNS you get Networks (ABC, NBC, CBS et-al) from one of the "Super Cities" like LA or NYC... Dish you have to call and get your locals re-done every time you move. ..... Getting Dish local network channels is not a big deal. We have Dish. When we move out of the current service area we are in, a phone call or a chat box on the Dish web site and within a few minutes we have local network channels from the nearest major city to where we are located, along with the local news and weather. And by that we get the programming in the time zone we are currently in. With DNS, you get the network programming, but in either the eastern or Pacific time zones.
BB_TX 01/20/17 12:29pm Technology Corner
RE: Splicing 30A plug to 50 amp cord

Assuming the red and black on the 50 amp side are the two hots (which they should be), then yes, just splice them together and connect to the one hot from the 30 amp side. If you did not connect the red, you would be missing power to half of your 120 vac circuit breakers in the RV.
BB_TX 01/20/17 12:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Locked out?

Where can a get a spare key made? Any good lock smith should have the proper blanks on hand to make new ones.
BB_TX 01/20/17 08:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Advise on Satellite choice

Dish or Direct? Basically a personal choice with really not much difference. Many of us have had Dish for years and very happy with it. Others feel the same about Directv. Being in one place long term, a tripod mounted antenna will work fine. And probably give more reliable reception in inclimate weather in the long run due to the larger dish size. Takes a little practice aiming it. Moving regularly makes an auto antenna a little more desirable. A portable antenna of either type, rather than a roof mounted one, allows you more flexibility for locating the antenna if there are a lot of trees around your site.
BB_TX 01/20/17 08:25am Technology Corner
RE: Moving in the rain

I have driven thru heavy rain and thunderstorms, just slower.
BB_TX 01/19/17 08:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: No Running Lights

I would start at the junction box under the pin box. Insert a jumper wire between pins 4 (+12v) and 3 (running lights) in your cord 7 pin connector. Then verify you either do or do not have 12 volts thru that J box. That will determine where to go next. Google RV 7 pin connector wiring for standard wire colors. Black for 12 v and brown for running lights is normal.
BB_TX 01/19/17 08:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Locked out?

My DW managed to lock our door with us outside and the keys inside. But we have a 5er with a laundry basket under a trap door in the bedroom. I crawled into the basement, up thru the laundry basket opening, and unlocked the door. Now I have 3 sets of keys in the truck. One set we use going in and out of the trailer. The other two stay in the truck. And the truck has a door keypad in case the truck keys are locked up.
BB_TX 01/19/17 08:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fifth wheel backing

It's not harder, just different. Since the pivot point is over or in front of the rear axle, the response is slower. As it was years ago with your bumper pull, it is just a matter of practice. Eventually it will come to you. Some cheap orange cones from Walmart, an empty parking lot, and a couple weekends should do wonders for you.
BB_TX 01/19/17 06:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 48 inch wide rolls of Eternabond tape?

As sticky as the narrow stuff is, I can't even imagine working with 48" wide rolls.
BB_TX 01/19/17 04:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping with dog breeds considered dangerous

"Dangerous dogs" is always a very personal issue and invariably bring out emotional responses no matter which side of the fence you are on. I am sure the percentage of dogs of any breed that are actually dangerous is very small. That doesn't diminish the fact that a large powerful dog has the potential to severely harm someone under the right conditions. "But he/she had never done that before!" There are always those who say they vote with their dollars and go where their dog(s) are welcome. Likewise there are those who vote with their dollars and go where dogs are limited or prohibited. It is great for all of us that both options are available. And yes, we do have a 75 lb dog. Not a breed generally banned, but could easily fall under a weight ban. And I have no problem with park owners setting their rules as they see fit.
BB_TX 01/19/17 03:25pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Texas TT registration ?

The mechanic doing the inspection will simply ask you for proof that the trailer is yours i.e. registration doc, insurance doc., but there is no insurance requirement. Instead of saying "will", say "may". I have never been asked for any proof of ownership or any other paperwork. They simply checked the lights, looked at the tires, and went straight to their computer. The next day I could log onto the state web site and do on line registration and save the trip to the tax assessor office. No brake check either. Obviously what they do varies depending on where you go.
BB_TX 01/19/17 03:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best and Worst Feature of your truck

Only con on my 2012 F350 is bed height. Would be great if 2-3" lower. Pros - power, comfort, quiet, tailgate step, and love the power extend/ret towing mirrors.
BB_TX 01/19/17 11:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Texas TT registration ?

I am in TX. I do have the insurance on the trailer. But it is not required for inspection or registration. All they have even done on mine is check the lights and tires. Takes longer to do the paperwork than the inspection.
BB_TX 01/19/17 11:09am Travel Trailers
RE: What I saw at the campground.

"Consider to be big fifth wheels" of course is very subjective. You would have to know the actual weights of the 5ers and the ratings of the particular trucks to know any thing of value. Tow ratings and payload ratings of trucks of all sizes continue to rise every year. And most manufacturers are now making "light weight" 5ers for those trucks.
BB_TX 01/19/17 08:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping with dog breeds considered dangerous

"Ignorant fear" is a poor term to use. There are dogs that are dangerous due to the physical strength, not necessarily their disposition. But when those breeds do have an aggressive disposition, they can certainly be dangerous. It happens regularly. Just because someone's precious doberman, or pit bull, or such is their baby does not make the issue "ignorant fear". You are probably more likely to get bitten by a small high strung dog. But the result is much less severe. Insurance and liability issues are real. As a small business owner myself, I know what the consequences can be of an event most would considered an insignificant issue. It can lead to a nightmare situation for the business owner. So yes, you will encounter places that simply prohibit dogs that could be considered dangerous. Along with any other activity that could fall in the same category.
BB_TX 01/19/17 08:47am RV Pet Stop
RE: Trailmanor not winter friendly

No surprise there. Those spring loaded struts are tensioned to raise/lower the weight of the upper sections. Extra weight due to snow/ice would overwhelm those springs as you started lowering the upper sections. And you probably could not even raise them if they were already down with snow/ice on top.
BB_TX 01/18/17 02:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Headwater Campground @ Flagg Ranch Yellowstone

Their web site specifically states that tents sites are available. By that I would assume pop ups are allowed also.
BB_TX 01/18/17 09:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2016/2017 Montana Insulation & A/C Question

Ask your question on the Montana Owners Club forum (MOC). There are a lot of owners there that live in the hotter climates, routinely travel thru them, or head to them in the winter. They can tell you from actual experience.
BB_TX 01/18/17 08:39am Fifth-Wheels
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