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RE: Totally bummed with Electric Jack

Another poster already mentioned the jack-e-up as a possible solution. It sounds like a great solution to me. Have you looked into it? Not the op but I thought about it once. but while in transit you probably have to remove the jack. From the video, jack doesn't look secure unless it's on the ground You're right, it doesn't look like it would be very secure while towing. I personally would have no problem removing it whenever hitched up.
BillyW 03/31/15 11:29am Travel Trailers
RE: How long can moisture stay in walls?

After opening the wall in a couple places and circulating air, I think I would consider including some kind of dessicant or dehumidifier in the process
BillyW 03/31/15 11:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Dometic Toilet WARNING

Yup. Don't forget the shower head or outside shower, or the fresh water inlet that needs to be bled during the winterizing process.
BillyW 03/31/15 09:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Best Survival Food Companies???

I've considered those long term supplies before. Unfortunately they don't have a very long shelf life warranty, which means we would have to eat them or throw them away periodically. I'm thinking dried or canned goods and a water supply.
BillyW 03/31/15 09:21am General RVing Issues
RE: KEEP YOUR DOORS LOCKED!!

I lock the doors when traveling mostly as assurance they won't fly open while driving. The security is just a pleasant side affect. So glad your experience was limited to a couple lost ipads.
BillyW 03/31/15 09:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Totally bummed with Electric Jack

Another poster already mentioned the jack-e-up as a possible solution. It sounds like a great solution to me. Have you looked into it?
BillyW 03/30/15 10:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Retired, want roomy "portable apartment" for two only

Here's a trailer that meets your needs very nicely. It may not fit everywhere, but it would be my selection for a non-fiver fulltime towable. As others have said, there really are a lot of options out there that meet your needs as stated. Good luck and enjoy the search!
BillyW 03/29/15 05:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: RAM EcoDiesel a Flop for Towing

The Ecodiesel has a reputation for running hot, without actually overheating, at least in the Ram configuration. There have been some overheating incidents in the Grand Cherokee though.
BillyW 03/28/15 03:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: longevity of the 3.5L ecoboost engine

I thought the EB had the V8 engine note pumped in through the radio??I've heard that mentioned here before, not so sure it's accurate. I know that the Mustang does it.
BillyW 03/27/15 09:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Blocking TT off wheels when storing and tires still good?

I agree with OP that I would be worried about those tires now that they've been flattened and frozen for an extended time. I would probably replace and ensure that I got new quality valves included.
BillyW 03/27/15 09:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Propane fill question

Who's on first?
BillyW 03/27/15 09:20am Tech Issues
RE: RAM EcoDiesel a Flop for Towing

One thing to remember here is that typically you can get a little more out of these vehicles than those particular videos show. They NEVER manually shift up or down, or do anything besides steady gas pedal or brake.
BillyW 03/26/15 08:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM EcoDiesel a Flop for Towing

Geewhiz! I like the darned thing! I'm just not certain that I can't get more bang for the buck from the 5.7 Hemi, or even that 2.7 Ecoboost. The Ecoboost appears to be the better buy, except that the F150 that surrounds it is so danged expensive. I'm willing to exceed the GVWR a little on the Ram 1500, and still feel safe, but there's not very much leeway once you include the Ecodiesel.
BillyW 03/25/15 05:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM EcoDiesel a Flop for Towing

The Ecodiesel combined with the Ram 1500 chassis has lost some luster for me. Just a little too much compromise, I think. With that said, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that towing performance.
BillyW 03/25/15 02:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How to secure water fill inlets?

I hadn't given the idea any thought, but this thread had me wondering. Then we made a deal on a new TT, lo and behold, it has the fresh water fill behind a locking panel! Problem solved... Problem solved??..:h What was the solution to secure the connection for your fresh water hose at a hose bib..:S Although the sky is not falling (silly thread) - it would be easy to mess with your water from the supply end. Disconnect - pour some "whatever" in the hose - re-connect and be gone. Hmmmmm - entrepreneurs take note..... opportunity for a new security gizmo for "water terrorist paranoia"!..:C .Fresh water "FILL" is behind a locking door. Therefore, after his tank is filled, it's locked and secured.
BillyW 03/20/15 01:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tailgate hits the tongue jack?

I think it's pretty clever! After adding the power jack, I resigned myself to never opening the tailgate while hitched up. I could seriously consider this product.
BillyW 03/18/15 07:57pm Towing
RE: Microsoft to End Internet Explorer(IE)?

They better hit it out of the park on both their new Windows and browser. Just like IE, Windows has become little more than just another tool to get the job done. And just like IE, it's been a while since it was even remotely the best tool in the bag. Probably a major reason it's going to be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8. I'm hopeful!
BillyW 03/18/15 07:35pm Technology Corner
RE: Travel trailer towing.

A 1/2 ton with a 3.55 gear does not make a great tow vehicle. A +30 feet trailer will likely have too much tongue weight. That is as good an answer as can be given without specific info.Go to the Ford website. You can build a well appointed F150 with Max Tow Package that sports a 3.55 rear end and 2000lb payload. They don't even offer a lower ratio in some instances. You can build a Ram 1500 Laramie with 3.21 gears rated to tow nearly 8000lbs, while adhering to J2807. 3.55 gears hobbled my old F150, but the newer transmissions have spread out the ratios pretty nicely, not to mention these newer engines with power to spare. Just like Buicks, these ain't your grand dad's half tons.
BillyW 03/17/15 09:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Tire recommendations for a 2013 Ram 1500

Cooper Discoverer AT3.
BillyW 03/16/15 07:20pm Towing
RE: MONITORS I Am Puzzled

I'm viewing this thread on a 32" TV right now. It looks great, is super simple to read, and youtube videos look great. I'm connected through the standard vga plug. Absolutely no problems. My son routinely runs his laptop and xbox through his 24" bedroom TV, and they both look great. I watch Netflix and Amazon Prime movies on my 46" TV through a vga cable from a computer and they look awesome. As long as your netbook has a vga connection (and it does), and your TV has one, all you need is the cable. It'll work just fine, especially for basic reading needs.
BillyW 03/14/15 10:47am Technology Corner
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