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RE: Free Water

I won't leave home without a full tank of my GOOD water. Don't know what is down the road. Empty to save fuel? What a joke.
Horizon170 03/28/17 12:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sears & Roebuck Alert

As always, I will make adjustments. I remember back in the mid '50's I would go with older brother to the, I think, 5th floor on Ponce De Leon Ave. in Atlanta and buy Fishing Tackle and tools from opened/damaged packages at a real discount. Still have a Full set of Craftsman. The only tools I recall getting swapped out was a 1/2" drive ratchet and a few screwdrivers and in all fairness I was to blame on their breaking. We shop the internet more as we get older.
Horizon170 03/23/17 04:44pm Tech Issues
RE: do tow vehicles need tire pressure sensors

This should be in the "dinghy towing" forum, but here is my answer: Do you NEED TPS on a dinghy? IMO, no. Have I ever used TPS on one of my dinghys? No. Have I ever regretted not having TPS? Not at all. Have I ever owned a vehicle that had TPS? Sadly, yes. Did I like the TPS? No, not at all. Would it be a good idea for YOU to have TPS? That is entirely up to you. Just because I had some bad experiences with the systems I had several years ago doesn't mean that you will have problems with a newer system. Good luck. X2------------no need for them, ever. They are forever going bad and too costly to replace.
Horizon170 03/23/17 01:15pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Any tips on re-carpeting doghouse?

Thick trunk liner should work. https://www.amazon.com/Automotive-Trunk-Carpet-Medium-Speckled/dp/B006320UKY
Horizon170 03/18/17 11:06am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: wiring for flat towing

My tracker has a separate brake light added in between two of the other lights and a 4wire plug from the RV. BTW, I find NO NEED for brake assist with my 3500 Freightliner. Harbor Freight light kit has very weak magnets so if you use them tie a string around to keep off the road when the fall off. BTDT
Horizon170 03/18/17 10:59am Dinghy Towing
RE: Use Truck to test towed setup

I pull my Geo Tracker with my F250.
Horizon170 03/14/17 09:11pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Cruise Control for Mercedes 6cyl Diesel

wonder why? my sprinter is a 2007 on the 3500 chassis and I have cruise,from the factory. My '08 does also.
Horizon170 03/14/17 09:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Backing Up A Flat Tow

Got caught tween a rock and a hard spot today. Had to back up my flat tow about 100 feet. I refused to disconnect, so, started the engine so power steering would work, then stretch strapped the steering wheel to center, and backed it up, no pain no strain, no problem. You did good-----------bungee or lock the steering wheel and back it like a trailer. I get so aggravated at posters that have no knowledge of what they say, to start with negatives and half truths. Example 1: The Toad system is designed to go forward. Duh, does that mean I can't back up my vehicle? Example 2: The tow bar is designed to pull, not push. Again total BS. Your Toad pushes the RV when you slam on brakes with no brake buddy/etc assist. I don't think the manufactures of tow bars would sell you a one way tow bar. Regardless, the Negative Nancy's will continue to give the wrong advice. Lock the steering wheel and back it as you would a trailer! Is that so hard for some of you to understand?
Horizon170 03/12/17 04:50pm Dinghy Towing
RE: My new fishing rod holder

I carry my Surf Rods/reels in a home made rack in the storage area. Reels are still connected to the rods but the rods are pulled apart in 2 or 3 sections. Never had any damage.
Horizon170 03/05/17 10:59am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Trac-Grabber

Take out a couple of floor mats and put them under the drive wheels. Zip! You're out! Shake out the mats, put 'em back, and you're good to go! I use carpet strips on the sandy beach. Tie a rope to them and to the bumper/hitch,etc. and you don't have to stop 'til you are on solid ground.
Horizon170 03/03/17 01:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: What did you do to your Class C MH today???

Had the passenger side Airbag installed at RBM of Atlanta today. 1-1/2hr. Still no word on when the Driver side airbag will be available.
Horizon170 03/02/17 01:48pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Quick Repair!

I would have tied the vice grips off to the frame with bailing wire in case one falls off. That way you don't lose a valuable tool. My thoughts exactly.:)
Horizon170 02/27/17 09:59am General RVing Issues
RE: PhotoBucket lost all my pics.

All my pics are on the hard drive before being copied to PB so I have two of the same pics in different places so then I put the pics on a CD or Data Stick Sometime I even save the original 3-1/2" disk that the original pic was taken by my 20 yr. old Sony Mavica. duh----Yea, I'm very old school. Some pics I have on 5-6 different drives/disks/etc. I scanned a bunch years ago and pasted to MS Word. I may not be the sharpest knife in the kitchen but I can still cut. LOL
Horizon170 02/24/17 07:07pm Technology Corner
RE: Careful all... tailgate thieves are out and about

I don't know how other trucks work, but Ford tailgates can easily be lifted off when you open them a few inches. A solution that I use, while not foolproof, will discourage a thief to where hopefully he will decide to move on to greener pastures. Get a radiator hose clamp that uses a screwdriver or socket to tighten and is large enough to go around the metal tube on the passenger side that attaches the tailgate to the truck. Put the clamp around the tube and tighten it. The slot that allows the tailgate to be removed is now covered thus preventing quick and easy theft. I have been doing this since I first bought my new '96 p'up. When ya finish with the clamp put quick dry JB Weld over the screw. Even I cant get it off without a hammer ans chisel.
Horizon170 02/22/17 12:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Portable tire inflator recommendation?

You need a "CLIP ON" air chuck, not a "SCREW ON" chuck. Clip on
Horizon170 02/22/17 11:50am Tech Issues
RE: Cab over repair with picture

Nice FIX, thanks and also for the Tape pic. Marvin
Horizon170 02/22/17 11:44am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cab over repair with picture

It didn't happen unless you got pictures;)-------------just kidding but pics would be nice.
Horizon170 02/20/17 07:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sprinter Windshield covers--Inside/Outside (SOLVED)

Many thanks everyone. Inside and outside works for me depending on the situation. Marvin
Horizon170 02/20/17 07:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Nut and Bolt or Self Tapping Screw?

I use these where I cant get to the back side. They compress similar to a pop rivet. I had to use some Red Neck ingenuity to make a tool. https://www.fastenal.com/products/fasteners/riveting-self-clinching-products/rivet-nuts;jsessionid=F1DE58A4FB6846A97B106FDB6271E210.jvm2?r=~%7Ccategoryl1:%22600000%20Fasteners%22%7C~%20~%7Ccategoryl2:%22600191%20Riveting%209and%20Self-Clinching%20Products%22%7C~%20~%7Ccategoryl3:%22602457%20Rivet%20Nuts%22%7C~
Horizon170 02/19/17 12:14pm Tech Issues
Sprinter Windshield covers--Inside/Outside (SOLVED)

2008 Sprinter/Freightliner 3500, "C". We want complete privacy plus be able to use the cab space when set up. I see one piece outside covers and also 3 piece inside covers. I would appreciate any and all of your preferences and why. Also link to brands. Thanks for all replies.
Horizon170 02/19/17 11:53am Class C Motorhomes
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