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RE: Under body rust on a Brand New 5th Wheel?

Our new Arctic Fox is/was so rusty underneath that it's dripping rust and staining the concrete it's parked on. I've cleaned up some of the most obvious area's and repainted - something I should never of had to do. I used Rustoleum Professional and I used a wire brush on a drill first to remove as much rust as possible. Just spraying over the existing rust will only look good until the warranty is up. I don't think these manufacturers have any pride in their junk. That's not how Northwoods used to build rigs, and not how they should be. I'd have talked to your dealer and/or Northwoods.
n7bsn 06/06/18 09:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Securing an antenna mast to a trailer?

I have a 3 ft dia "omni" I bought from Radio Shack years ago. On a push-up pole 5 ft above the roof it blows a Sensor-IV (which is a Sensor-III with Wingman) away. But then it's bigger and higher. But I have to take it down for travel. I also have a motorized Sensor (new in box) I bought off eBay this winter (for $50). Not certain when I'm going to get to play with it, the summer is looking so nutz!
n7bsn 05/22/18 01:43pm Technology Corner
RE: Which Air Bags Are Best???

My 2013 Ram DWR came with air bags, I wonder why yours didn't? In any case, I have owned air bags and Timbrens. I would go back to Timbrens if I could. They are not air bags and when not in use , they won't change the ride of the truck. These trucks are stiff enough and air bags by design are always connected even with minimal air. Just my opinion, but like I said, I have owned both. I've got Firestone on the F350 now, but I'm seriously considering switching to Timbrens. I have continual problem with one side leaking, either the hose gets too close to the exhaust or something else happens. That wouldn't occur with the Timbrens
n7bsn 04/18/18 09:04am Towing
RE: Ford V-10 Sparkplugs

What year make was it fixed? I had it happen in a 1999 5.4L. I now have a '03 F350 V10 and also a '07 Class A with the V10. 2001 as I recall.
n7bsn 04/13/18 06:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford V-10 Sparkplugs

Don is correct, in fact your engine is quite different. Your's has three-valve, the 2001 had two. Your's has an improved crank Your's has improved exhaust.
n7bsn 04/11/18 09:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trailer tire load rating

A 4.8-8 is a really small tire, max load on them is under 500lb each (or 250 kg)
n7bsn 04/07/18 06:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Montana campgrounds help

The cheapest city to buy a house is Butte, but there are reasons... (if God were to give Montana an enema, he'd do it in Butte) Summers in all four areas are great. Spring and fall are nice... Bare in mind I've seen it snow in every month of the year though. Spring really doesn't come until about now and fall is in full swing by the day after Labor Day, with winter pounding in by Thanksgiving. I just saw a story that the fastest growing town is St. George Utah, why I couldn't guess. I really don't like the Salt Lake area, with the mountains to the east it can get real bad air pollution and the roads are ugly crowded (that from a guy that regularly drives in Seattle)
n7bsn 04/04/18 01:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Montana campgrounds help

The median house price in Bozeman is $300,000, Missoula $250,000, Helana $160,000 and Kalispell is $212,000
n7bsn 04/04/18 10:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Montana campgrounds help

L&C State Park is about a day's drive to Kalispell. Not what I would call convenient. About 3 hours to Missoula, 2 hours to Helena only an hour to Bozeman though. Have you ever spent a winter, a real winter, someplace. One of my ol college chums became a real estate agent in Bozeman and she loved selling a home to someone from Calf/Texas/etc because she figured about 80% of the time she would get to sell it again the next summer. Of the places you list Kalispell would have the mildest winters, Bozeman the hardest (I've seen days there where the high was -40, also 3 ft of snow over night). All four areas are "demand" areas, that is places where the housing demand exceeds the supply. I know both Bozeman and Missoula are having problems with housing that the students at MSU and UM can afford (actually Missoula is softer as their enrollment has gone down 25% in recent years, while Bozeman has gone up about the same amount)
n7bsn 04/04/18 10:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Upgrading my TV Antenna

Locally, 7, 9, 11 and 13 are all VHF again. Only 4 and 5 (and 16, 22, etc) are UHF. Maybe ... just because a station shows up on your television on Ch 7 doesn't mean it's actually transmitting on that VHF channel and not a UHF channel. ;) One would have to refer to a transmission chart for their area such as TV Fool to establish just which stations are actually transmitting in the VHF band and which are in the UHF band. No maybe It's a fact. (hint note my user name is my Ham call, that might clue you I know a few things about radio, I also am an EE and a published author on antenna design, specifically VHF and UHF antennas)
n7bsn 04/01/18 10:52am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Rand Mc Nalley

The Rand units are generally considered to have the best built in Campground directory. Early (a couple years ago) units had problems bricking (dying after a few weeks) The Garmin's have a better rep for the user interface.
n7bsn 03/31/18 10:14am Tech Issues
RE: Upgrading my TV Antenna

Recall the guy here on this forum that did side-by-side testing of the Jack and Winegard with Wingman (using instruments) and found the Winegard did better. Locally, 7, 9, 11 and 13 are all VHF again. Only 4 and 5 (and 16, 22, etc) are UHF.
n7bsn 03/31/18 10:11am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Garmin GPS RV760 LMT

Are these things really $1000????? Since Garmin no longer makes them, I guess the people that still have a new one could ask anything they want. But since the 660 and 770 are cheaper then that, by a bunch, my guess is they don't sell many at that price.
n7bsn 03/30/18 07:03pm Technology Corner
RE: "Tuner" for a V-10

What I noticed is that when 5 Star began offering it's tuners, the HP and torque of Ford's V-10 was less than Workhorse's 8.1 and 5 Star's device let you get a lot more power from the V-10 and make it comparable to the GM engine. As the years went by, the V-10 has continued to be rated higher and higher. I'm not sure how much more you will now get with one of 5 Star's kits as it looks like Ford has been already doing the work for you. Jolo is almost right, There are actually (at least) three versions of the V10. #1 ( start to 2000) is a 2-valve basic crank engine, it produces the least power and the worst fuel economy. #2 (2000 onward) is a 2-valve with an improved crank, this is the engine mentioned in the above post #3 is a 3-valve engine and it produces the most power and gets probably the best fuel economy. The #1 engine went in both F and E series chassis The #2 engine also went in both the F and E series chassis, and is still the engine in the E series chassis The #3 engine is only in the F series chassis (including F series motor homes) Then there is the transmission..... I think there were four different transmissions matched with the engine over the years.
n7bsn 03/27/18 09:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Westlake Tires ??

Some of the old timers are just stuck in a time warp:S (see above)you "China Bomb" boys go ahead and blow your money on the Goodyear G614's and most of us will take the Saliun's any day including me for 2 years of fulltiming with them with a 40ft 15.5 K 5er with ZERO problems over alot of bad roads and they are a proven winner over the years for WAY less money, newer Montana 5ers(not the High Country's) have the Saliuns G rated 14 ply's as standard tires and the newer Grand Designs Solitude uses the Westlake G's as they use to have the Westlake 10 ply E rated that were not up to the job and I have talked to a lot of these owners in my travels and have not heard a complaint about either one of these G rated 14 ply tires When I saw Westlake's on my buddies new GD I had a real hint they were probably not junk. Then I found a few other "better" firms where also using them.
n7bsn 03/21/18 09:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Westlake Tires ??

I'll never use a tire made in China. It's just too expensive to fix the trailer after the blows up.Oh bosh. Almost certainly has and never knew it. Lots of quality (and more expensive) tires made in China, besides the cheap ones people obsess about.
n7bsn 03/21/18 09:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anderson Ultimate??

"The main one is I have to lift the fifth wheel up very high too pull the pickup under the ball." MeAgain has mentioned this subject MANY times over the last few years! You are the FIRST owner to actually admit it can be an issue. You need to pay more attention then, I talk about that almost any time I post about mine. I only have about 6 inches of clearance inside the RV port when I hitch/unhitch.
n7bsn 03/14/18 10:32am Towing
RE: Low clearance GPS

I have seen a program called Route-1. Which is supposed to upgrade your GPS unit to include low clearance notification. I am looking for and if anyone has experience with it and how is the performance? I used it for years. The problem is, as noted, it doesn't route you around a low clearance but rather warns you about it. So you don't know if the low clearance is on the road you are on, or on the road you are about to go over. Within those limits it works. It's also the most complete data base on low clearances I am aware of. Much more so then the trucker atlas, which only covers major roads, not the back road up to some new campground.
n7bsn 03/14/18 10:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Bella Coola, BC

I would recommend you do more research before this trip, this road is not for the faint of heart. There is one (short) pitch at 18%. Most of the steep section is between 10 and 11% (which is steeper then most US roads) It is not unknown for people to sell their vehicle and fly out of Bella Coola. I dono why Paul is saying the road to Port Hardy is an adventure, unless he is talking about takeing the ferry to get there, the Island Highway is fairly easy
n7bsn 03/08/18 04:34pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek tow bar and breaking system

Can a 2018 Crosstrek be be flat towed? 6 speed manual is available on base and premium models. So it should be towable four wheels down. "should be" doen't make the grade. What does the Owners Manual say about "Recreational Towing"? I don't know about 2018, but earlier manuals are fine, but NOT the CVT trany (I've owned Sub's since 1981)
n7bsn 03/03/18 04:01pm Dinghy Towing
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