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RE: Stabilizer jacks

Any cordless drill will work. I use a Dewalt 18V. That's exactly what I use also. Although an impact wrench would get the job done, I would not use it in this case. No need for the hammering effect which would create more wear and tear on the screws and linkages. Your fellow RV neighbors would not appreciate the noise of the impact drill at 7:00 am :):)
djgarcia 09/29/14 01:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Stabilizer jacks

What is best a cordless drill or an impact wrench for lowering jacks. I like the Porter 18v drill because it has enough power and the batteries are light and small, about $80. But you can get a cheaper Black and Decker that will do as well for your jacks.
djgarcia 09/29/14 07:11am Travel Trailers
RE: 50 amp to 50 amp dog tail

From Amazon: 18 inch extension http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41r4yaz5EuL.jpg Tom, thanks so much for directing me to Amazon for my electrical connector. Just what I was looking for. My local RV businesses thought I was crazy because they had never heard of it:) Dick
djgarcia 09/27/14 03:35pm Tech Issues
RE: 50 amp to 50 amp dog tail

Electrically, I have heard of pigtails and dogbones but never dog tail!!! Why would you need a short 50 amp extension cord? That is all your "dog tail" would be. Recently at an new RV park, when I plugged in my surge protector, it was hanging without touching the ground, putting stress on the 50 amp connector plug. It could be just this RV park?
djgarcia 09/27/14 02:52pm Tech Issues
RE: 50 amp to 50 amp dog tail

Dog tail? :h Term used for electrical cord.
djgarcia 09/27/14 02:44pm Tech Issues
50 amp to 50 amp dog tail

Does anyone know where I can buy a short electrical dog tail, 50 amp female on one end and 50 amp male on the either end. thanks
djgarcia 09/27/14 02:31pm Tech Issues
50 amp to 50 amp dog tail

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 27974579
djgarcia 09/27/14 02:31pm Technology Corner
RE: Warranty

Whose warranty? Is it from the manufacturer of the rig? Manufacturer's extended warranty is probably a good idea but aftermarket is just a big profit enhancer for the dealer. Before buying a policy, look and compare 2 or 3 different policies. Read carefully the FINE PRINT regarding exclusions, deductibles and claim procedures. Then decide if the EW is a good deal for you.
djgarcia 09/26/14 10:05pm Toy Haulers
RE: tires

Thanks everybody I will look into the Maxxis tire Hello, IMHO, I would buy LT 10 ply tires and use the hightest rated tire that would fit your trailer i.e. "D", "E" or "G" rated. I have had good luck with LT Good Year "G" rated tires. It just depends on the weight of your rig fully loaded.
djgarcia 09/25/14 03:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dutchmen tires from factory

In my opinion:) All tires that come with a new RV should be thrown away before you take the RV off the lot. RV manufactures ask the tire manufactures to give the best priced (translated- the cheapest) tire to put on their new RV's. Capitalism in the U.S. is alive and well:)
djgarcia 09/23/14 08:55pm Toy Haulers
RE: Brakes?

my Ascend was the smallest at 17 ft and it had brakes. I doubt you will find a RV without them now days. I surely wouldn't tow anything without brakes. bumpy XXX2 Bumpy is %100 right on!!!! Towing a trailer without brakes is Kamakazi:):):) Relying just on your truck brakes when going down hills! Start down shifting that tranny:)
djgarcia 09/20/14 09:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone tow a 33ft bumper pull up Route 1 California coast

haha. Okay. I think you guys answered my questions sufficiently. Be sure and post how your trip down Hwy. 1 turns out:):):) We all know that you are still going to do it:):):)
djgarcia 09/14/14 11:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need help selecting new Travel Trailer

The weight your can tow will limit the number of manufactures that can meet your RV needs. Your on the right track with Casita and Scamp. Scampi makes a great little 5th. wheel but I am also impressed with the Casita RV's. Have you tried calling them to get information? Also just do a search for "light weight trailers". Seach for RV dealers in Tualitin, Sherwood or Hillsboro Oregon. There is one dealer who specializes in nothing but light weight trailers. Sorry I can't remember the exact name.
djgarcia 09/14/14 02:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone tow a 33ft bumper pull up Route 1 California coast

Driving Hwy. 1 Just another perspective--- What is the purpose of driving Hwy 1????? 1. A test of one's nerves, blood pressure, anxiety level and manhood:( 2. spend a day enjoying and relaxing while you drive the most beautiful coast line on the whole west coast:) Hwy. 1 was not designed or built for RV's to use. Can it be done? Sure! Would I choose to drive it? yes, but not in large RV's or towing trailers:)
djgarcia 09/13/14 09:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: HELP! Needed to know this yesterday

I agree with King George about the second battery. Personally I would have the second battery hooked up permanently. I also camp 98% of the time at camp grounds with electrical hook ups but if I have a battery go bad, I don't have to run around in an unfamiliar town looking for a new battery which may be a higher price than what I can buy in my home town. Second, If I were to buy a generator, I would buy a quiet Honda. Just my 2 cents:)
djgarcia 09/08/14 08:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Advise on things you think you do not need.

Good idea on the flash drive djgarcia. As DH and DS#1 seem to have the calendar full of Dr appointments, and they ALWAYS want to know about the meds, I just hit "print" and the nurses/docs love it. They say a printed out list make it lots easier to update their records. BTW, add a copy of your Advance Directive to your list....tough thing to think about, but there will come a time. Ours has copies of POA and AD for all 3 of us. Of course, some hospital or Dr will ask for the 1 thing you don't have, but that's pretty much normal. Dadmomh, Thanks. I forgot about the AHD document and I do carry one in the RV, one in an envelope attached to the door on the refrigerator and one in the safe deposit box. I should have remembered the AHD in my original post as I work as an Ombudsman. Dick
djgarcia 08/31/14 12:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Advise on things you think you do not need.

Medical Information: I have created a medical spread sheet that includes: 1. Phone, fax numbers, addresses of all Doctors 2. List of all prescriptions: a. name, gerneric name b. mgb c. dosage d. frequency e. date each started/stopped f. Doctor prescribing each g, Pharmacy name, phone, address. h, allergies i. Lab names, phone and address 3. List and dates of all surgeries I save a copy of all this information to my hard drive and make any changes as they occur so I have the most updated info. I then copy this information of to a memory chip and hang it on the dash after I paint it red. Then I print 10 copies and always carry 5 in my truck when we are RVing. If we need medical attention on the road, I just give them a copy.
djgarcia 08/30/14 08:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: GPS How To ?

Thanks,...but having been down the "call Garmin road" this forum is so much easier and faster,...it even sometimes works on my case while I'm sleeping :)) Simple this time,..... How do ya change the home location in my Garmin 2595 ? On my nuvi 255, its under "tools" then "my data", but just can't find it on the bigger 2595. I know, it can't be that hard ! Just call Garmin Tech support and they will walk you through the issue:) I would be interested in knowing what kind of problems you have had with using Garmin Tech support technicians. I have had no problems and they have been quick, direct and clear explanations to resolve my issues.
djgarcia 08/28/14 07:28am Technology Corner
RE: GPS How To ?

Simple this time,..... How do ya change the home location in my Garmin 2595 ? On my nuvi 255, its under "tools" then "my data", but just can't find it on the bigger 2595. I know, it can't be that hard ! Just call Garmin Tech support and they will walk you through the issue:)
djgarcia 08/27/14 10:27pm Technology Corner
RE: trailer towing insurance

Some AAA offer it, but not available everywhere. And, even if you have it, and travel outside your area, you probably won't get service. Good Sam and Coachnet both do RVs. I don't have either, so I can't say who is better. Both can have their issues and can shine at times. ChooChooMan, your key phrase "but not available everywhere" is in my opinion is what makes AAA not a good policy for RVers.
djgarcia 08/26/14 05:03pm Toy Haulers
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