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RE: What if...

So buy that F150 Eco that you want. But, make sure you order it with the HD towing package and especially the HD Payload option. Also, nice looking trailer, but no recliner(s). They sure are nice.
downtheroad 07/30/14 06:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Blank Tank Ripper Comes To Elkmont

Normally these morons are bare footed and are eating a sandwich during the whole process.
downtheroad 07/30/14 02:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Who's idea was it?

downtheroad....how and what did you strap the post to? Would it be possible to share a few more pics of your awesome installation? Thank you for the idea. Looks great! I used industrial strength zip ties..from Home Depot. (like the ones used as handcuffs). I used about 8-10 of them and strapped the fence post to a frame cross member near the dump valve. The zip ties have a 300 lb each rating. The latches are spring latches secured with short pop rivets.
downtheroad 07/30/14 12:01pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Who's idea was it?

I got the basic idea here...the design variations have evolved over time. Here is mine...some of it original, some of it borrowed. Bottom line, it's a great mod no matter how you modify the basic idea to fit your needs. http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t280/oilchange/RV%20Tech/resizedsewerstorage_zpsfb84441a.jpg width=500
downtheroad 07/30/14 10:39am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Water Shut Off ?

Here is our set up...always on if we are at the trailer (night or day). If we leave we shut it off. http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t280/oilchange/RV%20Tech/regulator_zpsafc17081.jpg width=500
downtheroad 07/30/14 09:27am Travel Trailers
RE: My beloved Komfort brand is no more :(

Our Komfort was built in Clackamus Oregon.. Absolutely the best built trailer not even close to the 3 previous ones we owned. Sad to hear...I guess IF (and it's not going to happen) we were to buy another TT, we would look to Arctic Fox now that Komfort is gone.
downtheroad 07/29/14 10:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: New desktop needed- any deals?

Costco. 90 day return policy no questions asked. Times two. Lots of choices, all are very decent to excellent, very competitive pricing (if not the best), and the best return policy on the planet.
downtheroad 07/29/14 10:30pm Technology Corner
RE: Black tank chemicals

Probably not any any easier...but I guess you could climb up on the roof and add them through the vent stack.... (I know, I know...but just a thought even if it is a weak one....:S
downtheroad 07/29/14 05:05pm Beginning RVing
RE: Is a Tundra out of the Question

Problem is that the Tundra has a low payload. You are looking at only about 425 lbs left for gear, hitch, passengers, stuff in the bed of the truck etc. GVWR of trailer 7600 lbs gives you a hitch weight of about 980 lbs. ^This counts against your trucks payload of 1410 lbs. Disregard ANY dry weights for the trailer..they are not realistic and no body camps in a "dry" trailer.
downtheroad 07/29/14 10:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Newport, OR to Portland

We love the Oregon Coast and spend 3 months a year camping on and wandering up and down it. If you aren't in a hurry...drive all the way up to the Columbia at Astoria and take Hwy 30 along the river to Portland.
downtheroad 07/28/14 06:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: Accidentally Put gas in my diesel HELP

No chance would I even start it. Have it towed and have the tank drained and cleaned...Ya, it will cost you, but it will be chump change in comparison to the cost of a new or rebuilt motor. Just not worth it.
downtheroad 07/27/14 08:08pm Beginning RVing
RE: 'Cousin' Carl to Leave RFR at End of Season

My bet (I called it months ago) is that Carl will go to Gibbs with Subway as a primary. Toyota today (Brickyard) 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Congrats to the 24. 5th win at the Brick. Best all time.
downtheroad 07/27/14 03:11pm Around the Campfire
RE: Surprise for hubby, help with numbers.

Not great in my opinion. She is going to have +- 800 lbs of tongue weight when the trailer is fully trip ready loaded. That only leaves about 600 lbs or less of PAYLOAD left for all the stuff, passengers, gear, etc that will be in the truck. I guess it's do-able, but without much margin.
downtheroad 07/27/14 03:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Unclog Drain??

Probably a hair clog. Start with a Zip-It Drain Cleaner or similar. Available lots of places...Walmart, Home Depot, etc. SEE it Here...LINK
downtheroad 07/27/14 02:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: When do I change the oil?

I follow the monitor or go 1 year...which ever comes first. I let it get around 20% sometimes a little less and then change. It's usually about 7-8K miles. Full synthetic here. ("soap")....:h
downtheroad 07/27/14 10:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: What do you have in your tool box

I have a shop full of tools at home...for the RV - traveling, ease of storage, ease of access, etc. I have one of these. Unless I'm going to completely dis-assemble and rebuild our Duramax diesel this has been more than adequate while on the road. http://mjsgoodiesandstuff.com/images/ToolKit-Professional.jpg width=500
downtheroad 07/27/14 08:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Need To Adjust The Slide-Out On A Salem TT ?

Go to this link..then scroll to the bottom and you will find what you are looking for...manuals for lots of slides and how to operate and adjust them...hope this helps... Click HERE
downtheroad 07/27/14 08:11am Travel Trailers
RE: FISHING IN MINNESOTA

I didn't know they had any lakes or places to fish in Minnesota. Is this something new? (sorry, I couldn't resist.)
downtheroad 07/26/14 08:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Broken off anode blues!

Posters above are correct. Here is what a new rod looks like and one that you have that is used up. As Home Skillet posted, flush out the old anode rode "gunk" and put a new one in. Use a couple of wraps of Teflon tape on the threads. http://www.aricoplumbing.com/waterheater/images/anode-rod-compare.jpg
downtheroad 07/26/14 08:39pm Tech Issues
RE: sewer hook ups

Fittings are fairly standard (maybe). We have a 15 foot hose and an extra 10 footer as an extension if needed. Unless you are camping on the moon...sewer hose stuff is pretty much available everywhere if you find you don't have what you need. Some campgrounds (county ordinances)require that the hose be able to be sealed where it connects to the camp sewer pipe... Have a good trip. The sewer thing is all part of the adventure.
downtheroad 07/26/14 08:00pm Beginning RVing
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