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RE: Ok I found something new.

GPS or satellite radio antenna? Does your unit have Serius or XM radio?
Fire Instructor 05/29/16 07:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: buying a new, but damaged trailer

Tell them that you want a 12mo. factory warranty off the lot, AND a discount due to their collision..... If they will deal, and you can live with the oops, it'll all be good!
Fire Instructor 05/28/16 08:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Solar Panels

Next time under trees cover the panels. Why? You always get SOME sunlight, so my panels and controller never "sleep" all day.....
Fire Instructor 05/28/16 08:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Solar Panels

That's what I do, but only first thing in the morning, or as the sun is going down.... Not sure what spraying them in full sun might do.... Though once, I went to the roof with a sponge mop, during a rain storm.... My neighbor thought I was nuts! (Trailer was in my driveway.)
Fire Instructor 05/28/16 06:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Dry camping

Dry camping is completely different than full-hook-up camping.... Much of what we do is dry-camping, so for us, we've perfected it to fit our needs. 1) Water - Many start by hauling 5-gallon water jugs, but I found a 40-gallon water bladder at Camping World that is designed to drain my gravity to your tank. Instead, I rigged a 12v pump that is supplied by the trailer hitch jack on the truck. This allows me to fill completely every couple of days, instead of it being a daily chore. 2) Dumping - Only three possible answers that I know of.... a) Blue Tote b) Avoid using your facilities, and use CG facilities instead c) many CG's will pump your tank, or have a vendor do it, for a fee 3) Electric - Generator, solar, or combination of both. Hope that this helps!!!! We get to see a LOT that we wouldn't otherwise get to see, because we've mastered dry-camping. Don't miss the adventure, strictly because you become dependent on hook-ups!
Fire Instructor 05/28/16 05:53pm Beginning RVing
RE: '14 to '16 Ram Crewcab 2500 diesel towing which 5th wheels

About $12,200..... Depends on what optional features you want. Still MUCH cheaper than trading in my 2500 for a 3500 DRW, that I really didn't want!
Fire Instructor 05/28/16 03:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: '14 to '16 Ram Crewcab 2500 diesel towing which 5th wheels

I saw one of these last month, and was very impressed with the heavy duty construction. You get your whole truck bed back, but it extends your total length by 8' But in turning, it actually makes your trailer seem SHORTER, as the truck pivots in the truck axle, and the ASH turns OUTWARD from the direction of the turn, and keeps the trailer tires more in line with truck tires.
Fire Instructor 05/28/16 01:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I wonder what happened???

One destroyed just east of Albany, NY, yesterday. Reportedly, a brake fire. clickie
Fire Instructor 05/28/16 01:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: '14 to '16 Ram Crewcab 2500 diesel towing which 5th wheels

1800 is printed on tag on trailer . Fire Insructer are you towing 3000 lb pin weight with a 2500 ? Ummmm... Yes, and no.... I towed it home from the dealership that way (empty) so I was maxed-out with the traier and the hitch weight. (But this was the floorpan that the boss REALLY wanted, so if I needed to upgrade the truck, so be it.) Since then, I've found, researched, talked to owners, and have ordered an Automated Safety Hitch. I pick it up in two weeks. Expensive, but no where near what a 3500 DRW would have cost, and I REALLY didn't want a wider, fiberglass fender DRW.....
Fire Instructor 05/28/16 12:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: '14 to '16 Ram Crewcab 2500 diesel towing which 5th wheels

You should be fine at an 1800# pin weight. The trucks are sightly different, based on a variety of options, but my pin weight is almost 3000#.
Fire Instructor 05/28/16 10:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: JT strongs

I just added JT's on the front. They seem to lock the fronts tight without using blocking. If I'm on a slope, I suppose that I'll need blocks, but otherwise I'm going to see how tight it all is without them.
Fire Instructor 05/28/16 05:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: If you were looking for a good used fifth wheel

We must have looked at 20 brands at the Harrisburg show last fall (new), and as we talked about the floorpan that we had finally settled on at dinner, and planned on going back the next day to make a deal, the Jayco quality kept coming into the discussion. Jaycee had a very similar floorpan, for about $10k more, but there was far more that was standard on the Jayco that was an upcharge on the other, and the quality couldn't be compared.....
Fire Instructor 05/27/16 02:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: exhaust brake light

My 2500 follows the manual, but sometimes, if you are moving too slowly, there is no exhaust braking in either mode. If yours isn't going green, then it sounds like a malfunction. My display also says which mode that it's in for a few seconds, when I change it.
Fire Instructor 05/26/16 10:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: NJ/NY Highway 209

We often use 209 as a "shortcut" between I-84 and I-80, through the Water Gap National Park. We then pick-up 33 of of I-80, down to US22 and I-78. I'm less likely to use the NY section of 209, as it's too easy to get behind a dump truck or other slow mover, that holds you down to 40mph, with very few passing zones....
Fire Instructor 05/26/16 07:59pm Roads and Routes
RE: Route 88 in New York

Outside lane is much smoother than inside lane in concrete sections.
Fire Instructor 05/24/16 01:51pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best free RV campgrounds in NJ?

For a single overnight, while in transit, we've stayed in the parking lot of the Camping World in Bridgeport, NJ. It's about 10 minutes north of the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
Fire Instructor 05/22/16 08:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wire gauge recommendation

As I recall, the minimum size wire for 75A is 3awg,and that's the max for 3awg. I'd think that a 2awg, good to up to 94A would give you a better safety margin.
Fire Instructor 05/22/16 08:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Making a 30A extension cord.

That'll work!
Fire Instructor 05/22/16 12:42pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: how do I stop hung clothes flying off rod when traveling

Once the clothes are hung on the rod, just stuff an extra bed pillow in the space between the top of the rod and the top of the cabinet. Keeps the hangers from jumping off, and it stores the extra pillow for you...
Fire Instructor 05/22/16 11:03am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: ezpass

You can get a license plate mounted EZPass. All you have to do is ask for it, rather than the windshield mount. More susceptible to theft, but it's available.....
Fire Instructor 05/21/16 06:34pm Truck Campers
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