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RE: Real dark paneling...

We traded rigs a couple of years ago and the dark interior (some even with black interior) was the #1 deal breaker. We wouldn't even go inside to look if it was cave dark. But they sure make a lot of them these days, and they do it because they sell. I guess we are in the minority, but as the saying goes "different strokes for different folks". Buy what you like and travel and enjoy it!
BigT 10/17/14 08:26pm Fifth-Wheels
Allegro Bus fog lights won't turn off

I have recently widowed friend and I am trying to help her get her 2000 Allegro Bus ready to sell. She was cleaning it up and noticed the front fog lights were on, and she can't figure out how to turn them off. She took it to a mecahnic and he traced the wires to a small box that was labeled 'pilot' but he could not figure out how to turn them off, so they disconnected the wiring to get them off. Anyone have any suggestions how to turn them off? Thanks!
BigT 10/16/14 06:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slide toppers or not?

Our first rig had them, and on occasion I have gotten up in the middle of the night and ran the slide in because I was tired of hearing them flap. If you don't travel in a windy area I think I would like them more. Having said that I got tired of looking a dirty sagging awnings so I didn't get them on my current rig. As with anything there are pluses and minuses. BTW I carry a good air compressor and I rigged a 6' curved nozzel to blow any trash or leaves off the top of the slide just in case it needs it. (which it hardly ever does)
BigT 10/11/14 04:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fuel Prices

I just filled up with diesel at a Wal-Mart this morning in the Texas panhandle for $3.41. Happy happy happy! (and surprised)
BigT 10/09/14 02:04pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Putting stuff in the black and/or grey tanks?

Check out You Tube for a video on the old trick of putting Ice in a black water holding tank. Not very effective to say the least, but your results may vary..... Just saying....
BigT 10/09/14 01:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slideout Problem

Check your hydraulic resevoir with the slide all the way in. It should have a "full" mark somewhere. If it is full of fluid when retracted and then it won't extend all the way, you probably have an obstruction or a limiter that is out of adjustment. DO NOT run it out half way and fill the reservior with oil because when it is retracted the excess oil has to go somewhere, and you won't like it when it runs over or breaks something displacing the oil. Been there done that and it was a real "duh" moment for me.
BigT 10/05/14 04:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: electric over hydraulic brakes

Can't help you on the 2006 Ford truck, but I have a 2011 F-350 pulling a 2012 Hitchhiker with elctric over hydraulic disc brakes and I have had no problems. The 2011 F-350 can be programed for Electric or Electric over Hydraulic, and I must confess I don't have a clue what difference it would make to the truck, but it works fine and that's all that counts.
BigT 09/27/14 02:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tailgater dish stand

I agree with a couple of other posters. The Winnegard stand works perfect. The 3 legs fit right into the slots on Winnegard stand. Ive never had a wind turn it over. Thanks Ken. I may have to take another look at the winegaurd stand. If it doesn't work I can always look at yours next year in Colorado.
BigT 09/08/14 06:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tailgater dish stand

I just set mind on the ground with cable securing it to the Jack stand, or on the dining room slide after I shut off valve to prevent slide from closing. Is there a problem with it sitting on the ground? Only one I have seen is those boy dogs. I have been using it sitting on the ground for couple of years, but I would like for it to be up off the ground and rock solid stable. I have set it on top of a slide trying to clear trees, etc., and I have seen it sitting on top of a wobbly fold up table and on top of a ladder. It may be just as good on the ground, but I just wish I could get it up off the ground and make it more solid. Just one of things I wish I could improve.
BigT 09/07/14 02:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tailgater dish stand

WyoTraveler, how about posting a picture?
BigT 09/06/14 04:51pm Fifth-Wheels
Tailgater dish stand

I have a tailgater that I really like, but I wish I could come up with a mounting stand that I like. I ordered a tripod stand made for the winegaurd dish, but I returned it because I would not fold up for easy storage. I have seen the ladder mounts, but I want the portability to move the dish away from any trees. That is also the reason I didn't go for the roof mount. We stay in some pretty heavily wooded areas so that option just doesn't appeal to me. I do a little woodworking and I built a dish mount out of wood that I really like on top of the pinbox, but there again we must be parked in the right direction and there needs to be no tree interference. I could just continue to place it on the ground, but I keep thinking there is better way to get it really stable and 12-18 inches off the ground. Anybody have any suggestions?
BigT 09/06/14 04:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: tailgater portable sat..

I have had a tailgater for a couple of years with very few issues. Had to place it on top of a slide out (next to the entry door) one time to get a clear view because of heavy tree cover. I have placed it under the edge of a slide out with no issues as long as it can see the southern sky. The free App "dish for my RV" works great letting me actually see the satellites. One thing I have learned is to NOT lay the coax cable along side my 50 amp cord. Seems like it interferes with the reception.
BigT 07/11/14 08:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Propane detector going off

Thanks for the replies. I think low voltage is the culprit. After being plugged in for a few hours no more chirping and no more alarm going off. I have not checked the Mfg. date, but I will. Thanks again.
BigT 04/26/14 04:18pm Tech Issues
Propane detector going off

I have a real head scratcher going on. We got our trailer out of storage today. It's been there since early February with the 12 volt switch off and the propane off. When I turned on the 12 volt power and closed the refrigerator doors I heard a chirp. When I got home 10 minutes later and plugged it in to shore power the propane detector went off with a continuous sound. There is no source of propane (no small portable bottles) that I can think of, and I double checked the LPG tank valves and they are tightly turned off. We opened windows and the door to air it out and the alarm finally silenced itself. Would low voltage on the house battery cause it to go off? The read out said it was 12.6 volts, and that is a little low, but in 10 years of RVing I have never had this happen. Anybody got any ideas?
BigT 04/26/14 12:50pm Tech Issues
RE: importance of wheel chocks

Must be most of you camp on perfectly level spots, which in a ideal world would be great, BUT not all spots are level. We have a favorite SP on Lake Ontario where the sites have probably 12 or 18 inch slope, so you don't have an choice but to put some blocks under the landing gear just to get the 5er off the TV. Don't make a habit of it, but there are times where there is no choice other that moving to a less than desireable site. I can't even unhitch in my driveway without blocks under the landing gear. My driveway has just enough slope that the legs won't extend far enough to raise the trailer enough to unhitch. For each of the four landing legs I carry a doubled 2x12x12 to keep the pads from sinking in too deep when needed, and to compensate for excessive slope. A little common sense goes a long way when deciding how to hitch or un hitch. Wheel chocks? Absolutely, but to say never put a block under a landing leg means you might not be able to unhook in some beautiful spot.
BigT 12/02/13 01:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Day Trip to Palo Duro Canyon State Park

We live just about an hour from the canyon, and I would agree with the above posts. It doesn't take long to see the canyon and the visitor center. If you enjoy a good museum, there is a super museum just a few miles from Palo Duro in the city of Canyon. It is the Panhandle Plains Museum and it is part of the university there. If you really want to get a sense of the local ranching heritage it is a must, and you can easliy spend most of a day there. I highly reccommend it. Panhandle Plains Historical Museum website here. Hope this helps.
BigT 11/25/13 06:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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