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RE: NPS Drone Ban

Just thought I would mention the word Drone is a hot button for RC folks.. Most of them just call them Quads regardless of how many props the have. Where I live I see driverless cars most every day, are they drons?
Raften 09/24/14 01:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: 20% Bio Fuel at Flying J/Pilot

Interesting that MBZ says that about BD amount considering Europe is said to make extensive use of BD.
Raften 09/22/14 11:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: I guess I am hard on my rig

Over the years I have broken air bag bracket bolts, sheared off one of the upper bracket ears and fully broken the right side frame rail. It is not a question of being hard on the truck, it is these big campers we carry around. A severe twist going into a drive, a huge pot hole, uneven off road wheeling, what have you, the heavy weight will break things.
Raften 09/22/14 07:06pm Truck Campers
RE: 20% Bio Fuel at Flying J/Pilot

I have the 2006 Cummins ISL 400. When I talked to Cummins about the Bio20% they said I could use it. I would need to carry some extra fuel filters because of the cleaning properties. They also said that there is a fuel filter for biodiesel fuel. She did not know the part number so I will need to call a Cummins dealer and find it out. She also recommended that I add an algae treatment. Never heard of a special fuel filter for BD, can't imagine what would be different about it. I have a lot of experience with B100, over 100,000 miles in a Dodge truck. Don't let BD sit in your tank for extended periods of time without adding algecide, you might be sorry you did (he says with a voice of experience). Lodi is the only J I have found B20 but haven' been to Ripon in awhile but bet it is B20 also.
Raften 09/21/14 11:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wave 3 Catalytic Heater?

The sad, dead owner's don't post much. Every year about this time I ask for someone to post a report of death caused by a Wave. Nothing for the ten years or so I have been asking.
Raften 09/21/14 10:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Wave 3 Catalytic Heater?

Many happy and alive wave owners on these forums.
Raften 09/21/14 12:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Fire

Suspect arrested for setting the King Fire, ten million bail. News says a CalFire investigator was on the ignition point shortly after fire started.
Raften 09/18/14 02:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fire

There is at least one DC-10 operating out of my area. Been seeing often as it comes and goes. There is that shocking video on utube of what I think was an Electra pulling up after dumping and both wings snap off.
Raften 09/18/14 12:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fire

Good on your friends Rock, people tend to forget the animals need help. The fire doubled yesterday but today is cooler so far and the winds may be less. The part of the fire burning in both the South Forkk and Middle Fork of the American River can only be battled from the air. Men and machines cannot work in those canyons. Stumpy Meadows, a nice camping and fishing area went up in flames yesterday.
Raften 09/18/14 10:00am General RVing Issues
Fire

Not a good sight to turn on the TV news and see a place you have been camping and fishing for years on fire. There are currently 14 major wildfires burning up and down the west coast. The one closest to me is the King Fire and it is huge. If you have ever driven I5 between OR and CA you have driven thru the town of Weed,CA. Yesterday fire descended on it and burned half the town.
Raften 09/17/14 07:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: put my 19.5s on today

After my recent broken frame event I may have been part of the cause of the damage to Altamont, been over it every few days for awhile. Lol
Raften 09/15/14 05:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Tires?!?

I have several friends that would run nothing but XPS Ribs, same for me but I just have a six wheel truck.
Raften 09/12/14 12:02am Beginning RVing
RE: So what did you do to your Truck Camper today?

Uloaded TC in its new resting spot and watched it do some disturbing twisting as it came up to freestanding because of the uneven grade the truck sits on. No worries, improve things soon.
Raften 09/11/14 03:00pm Truck Campers
RE: New Solar Battery Box by Torklift

Ignore them Frank, the solar should be considered just to maintain but not to charge after a big drawdown.
Raften 09/11/14 01:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: TC bends frame of Dually - pic

In light of my recent frame experience I have come to realize that if you haul heavy a frequent roll around under the truck inspection is a really good plan. Just saying
Raften 09/11/14 10:16am Truck Campers
RE: Broken Frame

Won't be any pics of the repair since the tie down mount bolts over the area. The holes drilled for the mount will always be a question in my mind but weight of TC is at the top of the list.
Raften 09/08/14 12:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Broken Frame

Repair is done, end of story until there is a after story. One or two pics of the break will be up but no pic of the repair so as to avoid more of a P match. Jeeze
Raften 09/06/14 11:34am Truck Campers
RE: Broken Frame

Repair is done, time will tell how well it holds up. One thing is for sure, I will be doing a creeper roll around under the truck often from now on. As would be expected, the truck has a different driving feel going down the road unloaded. Tomorrow I will move my boat and TC 130 miles so should get a feel for loaded driving. Thanks for all the interest and advise.And all this was done without pictures? This tough group of TC posters let an OP go without ever posting a pic? Well, then I say it never happened and it was just a really good story. With a happy ending, as all good tales end in. b Yep, just a good story to help pass the time, smiles all around. But wait, my bank balance seems to have gone down. I could email someone my pictures and they can post them. I can't figure out how to get them to post from a iPhone .
Raften 09/05/14 10:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Portable solar

One draw back to my small portable system is dogs. Just about every time unless it is on the roof or trick bed a dog will get a leash tangled and pull it over. Kids also have a way of getting tangled also. Just saying.
Raften 09/05/14 05:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Broken Frame

Repair is done, time will tell how well it holds up. One thing is for sure, I will be doing a creeper roll around under the truck often from now on. As would be expected, the truck has a different driving feel going down the road unloaded. Tomorrow I will move my boat and TC 130 miles so should get a feel for loaded driving. Thanks for all the interest and advise.
Raften 09/05/14 11:37am Truck Campers
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