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RE: question on XPS Ribs

I agree with above. I have XPS Ribs on mine and love them, but at a lower weight. I think you need to look at other options if you are going with LTs.
BB_TX 07/25/14 11:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is it just where I am that diesel and gas cost the same?

Was close to the same price for a few days a couple months ago. But back to diesel being about 50 cents higher.
BB_TX 07/24/14 08:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Shower

Hose type fittings??? One source Or hardware stores will have them. Probably cheaper plastic ones.
BB_TX 07/24/14 08:35pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Pull Cord for Awning hidden

One person on each side of the awning pulling the arms down until you can see the strap. May need a ladder on each side to get high enough to get some leverage. And maybe a third person with the pull rod to grab the strap and pull it when it becomes visible. Got friends?
BB_TX 07/24/14 08:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Ford navigation system

They are expensive compared to portable units, but work very well. My 2012 has been very good in accuracy and the large screen makes it very easy to see and read street names. And, to me, much better than having a unit sitting on top of the dash.
BB_TX 07/24/14 08:29am Technology Corner
RE: how do you know when to trade

I have heard several times that it is hard to get financing for an RV older than 10 years, making the trade or sale value drop at that point. True? Who knows for sure, but at least one of those making the comment was an RV salesman. I know, if his lips are moving then he must be lying. But this particular one I would tend to believe. And if I go on my bank web site and look at loan rates, for RVs it only give rates for 2008 or newer. And from Good Sam web site, Rates above apply: For a refinance, RV must be 2004 model year or newer. For a purchase, RV must be 2006 model year or newer. Yours has reached that point, so that may not be a consideration for you.
BB_TX 07/23/14 03:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch vs. Trailer weight

I don't think you will notice any difference. The hitch is rigid and mounted rigid to the truck. And it holds the trailer firmly attached to the hitch. So it does not matter whether it is 25k or 18k. If there was some kind of heavier suspension built in the hitch, maybe so. But again it is all rigid attachment. My Reese Elite 18k hitch looks basically identical to the Reese Elite 25k. I can't see how one would ride different than the other.
BB_TX 07/22/14 08:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: For the Ford fans

The currant Eco-boost has proven itself so far as a very reliable engine. Apparently, a lot of folks disagree... Feds Probe Ford's EcoBoost NHTSA Investigation Into Ford's EcoBoost NHTSA investigates Ford's Ecoboost Ford Sued Over EcoBoost Design Lawsuit Claims Defects in Ford's EcoBoost Owners Claim Ford EcoBoost Engine Defects Material Financial Harm Suffered By EcoBoost Owners Was it necessary to provide 7 links to the same basic story? :S
BB_TX 07/22/14 06:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: For the Ford fans

No matter the brand, it is just incredible how much power per liter (or cubic inch for us old guys) they can squeeze out of the engines now.
BB_TX 07/22/14 03:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dish Network satellite dish choice

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BB_TX 07/22/14 08:22am Technology Corner
RE: Dish Network satellite dish choice

I have a 1000.2 that works great for all channels including HD, WHEN AND IF I finally can get it aimed. I still carry it, but after getting a Tailgater I almost never use the 1000.2 unless the tailgater gets ornery and doesn't want to find the sats. That is rare, but has happened. But the Tailgater, nice as it is, can only be used with one receiver, and it must be a 211 type receiver.
BB_TX 07/22/14 08:22am Technology Corner
RE: 5th Wheel Tire Problem.

Don't know why the last tire is not showing the same wear. But if the lug nuts were tight, then not having torqued them would not be the issue. Like others, I would definitely have the axles and alignment checked.
BB_TX 07/21/14 12:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: tow a car

I can't say I would recommend it, but a few years ago there was a truck and 30+' 5er in the same campground with a car trailer behind the 5er and a beautifully restored early 60's Pontiac Bonneville convertible on the trailer. Don't know if they were going to a show, or just liked driving it. But it definitely looked longer than state laws would allow.
BB_TX 07/20/14 06:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: ERS for FW's

I had a break down with my pickup once before I got ERS. Got lucky and located a service provider equipped to handle it. They sent a roll back tow truck to take my truck to a local dealer. And they sent a pickup with 5th wheel hitch for the trailer. DW and grandkids rode in tow truck to dealer. I rode in other truck as he towed my trailer to local KOA, waited while I set up, then took me to the dealer. Signed up with Coach-net when I got home.
BB_TX 07/19/14 09:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wi Fi availability at RV Campgrounds

Most private RV parks advertise it. But at most it is barely useable for anything more than checking e-mail. And often not even that.
BB_TX 07/18/14 07:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Bubbling Toilet

Since the black tank level indicator is notoriously inaccurate I often use the "bubbling" method to know when it needs emptying.
BB_TX 07/18/14 01:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is a 50amp service worth the upgrade?

Unlikely you would ever trip a park 50 amp breaker unless something was wrong. I have never tripped one. I have tripped a 30 amp park breaker several times when running one AC (I have 2), the water heater on electric, running the microwave and/or a few other high current things at the same time. I definitely feel the 50 is worth it, especially in the south in the summer.
BB_TX 07/17/14 08:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: backing up ITunes

Read about it here.
BB_TX 07/17/14 01:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Running 2 AC's on 30 amp

Two ACs running at the same time are going to pull right at or just above 30 amps depending on the AC. In the mountains they were probably not running very hard or very long at a time. If the 30 amp service was good enough to deliver the full current at the full voltage I can see where he could do it. A breaker will operate slightly above rated current for a short time before it trips. Operating a breaker at full rating is not a problem as long as it does not cause a line voltage drop.
BB_TX 07/17/14 09:39am Tech Issues
I-35 south of TX-OK border closed

Anyone planning to travel I-35 between Dallas area and Oklahoma check ahead on road conditions. I-35 is closed both directions in the Valley View area (between Denton and Gainsville) due to heavy rains and road flooding. Over 10" in that area so far and still raining.
BB_TX 07/17/14 07:57am Roads and Routes
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