I have a 75 gallon water bladder for replenishing my fresh water when out boondocking. I transfer the water from the bladder to my trailer with a spare rv water pump. It works great and the bladder folds up to save space.
When I first started boondocking for longer stays I used a fiftyfive gallon plastic barrel, but it takes up too much space for me.
When opening my tanks too fast after refilling, what I had to do was shut the tanks off, remove the pigtails from the tank, then reattach the pigtails to the tanks, then slowly turn on the tank that the selector valve was pointing to. After turning on the tanks slowly the red indicator would turn green.
I'm added the latest version of GirlFriend.exe to my Toyhauler and I've been having some problems lately. I've been running the same version of MS Internet Explorer forever as my primary application to connect to your site, and all the GirlFriend releases I've tried have always conflicted with it. I hear that MSIE won't crash if GirlFriend is run in background mode and the sound is turned off. But I'm embarrassed to say I can't find the switch to turn the sound off. I just run them separately, and it works okay.
Girlfriend also seems to have a problem co-existing with my R/C Simulator program, often trying to abort R/C Simulator with some sort of timing incompatibility. I probably should have stayed with GirlFriend 1.0, but I thought I might see better performance from GirlFriend 2.0. After months of conflicts and other problems, I consulted a friend who has had experience with GirlFriend 2.0. He said I probably didn't have enough cache to run GirlFriend 2.0, and eventually it would require a Token Ring to run properly. He was right - as soon as I purged my cache, it uninstalled itself.
Shortly after that, I installed GirlFriend 3.0 beta. All the bugs were supposed to be gone, but the first time I used it, it gave me a virus anyway. I had to clean out my whole system and shut down for a while. I very cautiously upgraded to GirlFriend 4.0. This time I used a SCSI probe first and also installed a virus protection program. It worked okay for a while until I discovered that GirlFriend 1.0 was still in my system. I tried running GirlFriend 1.0 again with GirlFriend 4.0 still installed, but GirlFriend 4.0 has a feature I didn't know about that automatically senses the presence of any other version of GirlFriend and communicates with it in some way, which results in the immediate removal of both versions. The version I have now works pretty well, but there are still some problems. Like all versions of GirlFriend, it is written in some obscure language I can't understand, much less reprogram.
Frankly I think there is too much attention paid to the look and feel rather than the desired functionality.
Also, to get the best connections with your hardware, you usually have to use gold-plated contacts. And I've never liked how GirlFriend is totally "object-oriented." A year ago, a friend of mine upgraded his version of GirlFriend to GirlFriendPlus 1.0, which is a Terminate and Stay Resident version of GirlFriend. He discovered that GirlFriendPlus 1.0 expires within a year if you don't upgrade to Fiancee 1.0. So he did, but soon after that, he had to upgrade to Wife 1.0, which he describes as a huge resource hog. It has taken up all his space, so he can't load anything else. One of the primary reasons he decided to go with Wife 1.0 was because it came bundled with FreeSexPlus. Well, it turns out the resource allocation module of Wife 1.0 sometimes prohibits access to FreeSexPlus, particularly the new Plug-Ins he wanted to try. On top of that, Wife 1.0 must be running on a well warmed-up system before he can do anything. Although he did not ask for it, Wife 1.0 came with MotherInLaw which has an automatic pop-up feature he can't turn off. I told him to try installing Mistress 1.0, but he said he heard if you try to run it without first uninstalling Wife 1.0, Wife 1.0 will delete MSMoney files before doing the uninstall itself. Then Mistress 1.0 won't install anyway because of insufficient resources.
I will have to check on newer releases-Will keep you posted.
My wife just got through washing our 5'er with McGuire's Gold Car Wash, it works great, but it took her all day to do the job. She is getting older and slowing down some but it is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of trailer maintenance as when they were younger. When you notice this, try not to yell at them. Some are overly sensitive, and there’s nothing worse than an oversensitive woman.
She had to take a break when she was only half-finished washing the 5th Wheel. I tried not to make a scene. I’m a fair man. I tell her to fix herself a nice, big, cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade and just sit for a while. And, as long as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for me, too.
I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support her. I’m not saying that showing this much consideration is easy. Many men will find it difficult. Some will find it impossible! Nobody knows better than I do how frustrating women get as they get older. However, guys, even if you just use a little more tact and less criticism of your aging girlfriend or wife because of this post, I will consider that writing it was well worthwhile.
The problem I had with my 5'er jack was that there was a lack of grease on the jack screw, so what I did was I ran my legs down quite aways lifting the trailer up high, then supported the trailer with a hydraulic jack on one side, removed the landing gear drop leg and got a 1/2" x 1/2" piece of angle iron, squirted a goodly amount of grease in the corner of the angle and stick it up the landing gear leg rubbing the grease on the jack screw. Then I moved the jack over to the other side and lubed up that side.
That would work, but you'd have to run the legs back in for best effect, to get the majority of the screw exposed to the grease. If you had the ability to support the trailer after raising it far enough, that is super. I only have one jack that will reach, but I may make something to support the other side. It isn't that much work really, remove the pin and the inner leg drops right out.
You've got the right idea.
I just do one leg at a time. Run both legs down, raising the trailer, put jack on frame near leg, and raise that one leg back up. Then do the other side.
I run my legs down quite aways lifting the trailer up high, them support trailer with a hydraulic jack, remove the landing gear drop leg and get a 1/2" x 1/2" piece of angle iron, squirt a goodly amount of grease in the corner of the angle and stick it up the landing gear leg rubbing the grease on the jack screw.
I put in a Camco propane quick connect kit for my BBQ on the exterior of my trailer. On the BBQ side of the hose is there a problem with using air hose quick connect fittings?
What could possibly go wrong here? But I saved $5.00.
I just had a new leg delivered for my trailer and when I looked at the jack screw through the bottom of the leg I noticed that there was not much grease on the jack screw. I got a 18" piece of 3/4" angle aluminum, put some grease in the angle and greased the screw.
On the leg that was still attached to the trailer, I put a hydraulic jack on the frame, raised the trailer up a bit, slid the drop leg out and slide the piece of angle up and greased the jack screw with a goodly amount of grease.
I will probable do this every couple of years.
Don't worry, we had a 40' trailer in that site last year.- One hour latter--- Oh yea, now I remember, that guy last year rubbed the top of his trailer on that tree too!
It gets kinda hot here in July, but it is a dry heat.