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RE: Suggestions for tripple towing ATV trailer behind camper....

go by your local Hwy Patrol office...all facts are there. Also, in MO., your license plates must exceed total weight of what is towed. (truck, trailer & trailer) plates come in 6,000...12,000...18,000 & 24,000 so if your total weight is 13,000...you will need 18,000 lb plates...hwy patrol will ticket you for improper plates
JoeGood988 04/26/17 11:35am Towing
RE: Anyone using gadgets for leveling?

Stop the high tech stuff...the one area you can tell level is the stove burners...when you cook, butter in a skillet will run to one side or the other...just put a regular carpenter level on the stove, when you are level front to back, side to side you're done.
JoeGood988 04/06/17 11:21am Technology Corner
RE: Looking for part time TV for under $20K

Look into repo trucks...a bank or other listings...I bought a repo Chevy diesel, dually, 3500 for $20,000..2008...60,000 miles in Arizona. Retirement areas have good vehicles that family has taken away vehicles or tow vehicles that have to be sold due to age or health....check out the options
JoeGood988 03/09/17 01:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is this gouging or what?

Almost all special events have out of sight prices for lodging, food, camping & fuel...go to Sturgis, SD for bike week...$50 per night for tent camping, a $30 motel goes for over $200 a night...if you can't afford it, go someplace else for the week
JoeGood988 03/05/17 09:36am General RVing Issues
RE: wifi

wifi in a campground depends on how many wifi towers the campground puts out. Many have a signal around the office area but the further you get from that office the weaker it gets. As far as television...the further you are from a major town, the less likely you'll get a signal...no matter how strong an antenna you have, hills, mountains & trees all block the signal. I travel with a satellite dish...get television anywhere I'm parked...even way out in the desert
JoeGood988 03/02/17 07:25am Beginning RVing
RE: Weather in Yellowstone

Lots of snow possible through May...they don't shovel out campsites. We've been there mid May and still 2-3' of snow....Usually you have to go to lower elevation for camping like Jackson Hole or Teton Park
JoeGood988 02/12/17 07:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How to move a 5th wheel that has no wheels.

nothing short of a bulldozer
JoeGood988 02/12/17 06:36pm Towing
RE: Looking for actual weight of WW SL3005

empty weight will do you no good anyway. Empty weight is a basic shell without airconditioner, fridge and everything else added to it. Go with the max weight so you're safe in pulling in mountains and steep hills in campgrounds. If you can, hook up and take it to a scale so you know for sure what it weighs
JoeGood988 01/31/17 05:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Has anyone been stopped by D.O.T.

Yes, we were at a state park in Missouri..Sunday, just outside the park, DOT was there weighing rigs...big problem was those with a 150 truck and pulling a 12,000-14,000 trailer. Mo plates are according to combined weight. truck & trailer, Plates are 12,000..18,000...24,000 & 30,000......anything over 18,000 plates must stop at a weigh station..(that was per Hwy patrol station in Lees Summit, MO)
JoeGood988 01/28/17 04:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 2500 Towing Help!

As long as you stay in the midwest...no Rocky mountains to climb, you should be ok. Is the 8500 lbs dry weight? Load the trailer with everything you will need, BBQ grill, tools, chairs, water in tank, clothes, food.. then take it to a weigh scale...that will give you a real weight.
JoeGood988 12/30/16 05:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Best Alaska Travel Guide??

You might think the Milepost web site would be better but consider getting an internet signal when traveling. Signals are very scarce, especially in Canada & remote areas of Alaska. Nothing beats having a book to follow on your lap when traveling.
JoeGood988 12/26/16 09:15am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Black tank back up....

Biggest mistake people make is never enough water in the black tank. There should be 2/3 water and 1/3 waste. Look how much water is used in a house when you flush...a tank full. You should let at least 2-3 gallons of water into the tank every time. Sometimes I dump a bag of ice cubes down the toilet before I leave a campsite....add lots of water and let the ice cubes bounce around and help break down waste build up...ice cubes melt and then easy to dump
JoeGood988 12/23/16 10:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black tank valve sticking

You have a handle attached to a rod that is fastened to a plate that slides back and forth over the opening.....The flat housing that the plate slides in and out of, drill a small hole in the middle of the flat plastic plate, screw in a grease jerk so when it starts sticking, shoot a little grease and it slides smoothly....
JoeGood988 11/06/16 05:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing a boat

Also, check with your insurance carrier to see if they will cover a triple tow situation and what they require...they may not cover anything if an accident
JoeGood988 10/23/16 11:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Branson to oklahoma city

Just take hwy 65 north to Springfield, get on the Interstate and head West right into OK...smooth, easy and no stress
JoeGood988 10/22/16 06:21am Roads and Routes
RE: dump valve sticking

Your handle slides in and out of a square plastic piece...drill a small hole in the middle of the square housing...screw in a grease zerk so you can shoot grease into the housing....work it back and forth and if it starts sticking again, shoot some more grease
JoeGood988 10/08/16 05:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: towing a small boat behind travel trailer

Dbl tow is allowed in some states but only behind a motorhome or fifth wheel...never a travel trailer. First call should be to your insurance company to see if they will cover pulling behind a travel trailer.
JoeGood988 09/21/16 05:21pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Toilet into black tank...not sure this looks right?

Had a friend who had same problem...Jayco Motorhome..toilet to black tank was not lined up..the lips was letting paper and other stuff pile up as he had to constantly spray the lip to get "stuff" to go down into tank The factory & dealership fixed the problem but took several months to get resolved.
JoeGood988 08/30/16 03:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Whats a Reasonable Offer??

If a trailer is $50,000...the cost is about 1/2 ($25,000) So when they knock off $5,000....drop in bucket....Cut the price in half, add $5,000 - $10,000 for profit for dealer.
JoeGood988 08/16/16 03:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing capacity

JUst because a sticker says the weight is 7500 lbs...isn't so. You need to take it someplace and have it weighed (especially with everything you normally take with you) You can easily add 1500-2000 lbs to a dry weight figure. There are grades in the Rockies that can really take a toll on going up as well as going back down. Never be marginal on tow capacity, go bigger so you can take on the mountain grades with ease or easier.
JoeGood988 08/14/16 09:55am Fifth-Wheels
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