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RE: old school observation.... tire whacker

Why do people call coppers LEOs? Always makes me think of Leo Gorcey, you know, from the Dead End Kids and Bowery Boys. Law Enforcement Officer
portscanner 10/30/14 05:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Using "Overdrive" when hauling TC?

If it keeps shifting up and down - lock out the overdrive. Otherwise, let the computer do its job.
portscanner 10/29/14 08:44am Truck Campers
RE: Making the bed easier

I'd have the maid do it.
portscanner 10/29/14 08:43am General RVing Issues
RE: old school observation.... tire whacker

They might as well take that stick or ball peen hammer and whack the hood of their truck to see if it needs oil. That is not the correct way to check oil. You will only scuff the hood of your truck doing that. The correct way is to tap on the side of the oil pan. :B
portscanner 10/29/14 08:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Slammers

DW keeps slamming me.
portscanner 10/29/14 04:08am General RVing Issues
RE: DRW regrets?

I need to correct my earlier post. I have one regret - I didnt get it sooner.
portscanner 10/29/14 03:59am Truck Campers
RE: Sometimes I feel like a "freak"...

We run around Georgia, Alabama and Florida. Rarely see another TC. But we have lots of people who come over to scope out our rig! They are surpised when they see a queen size sleep by number bed, a dry bath that is as big as the one they have and a 6 foot long sofa in the slide. Or maybe it is the refrigerator that is as big as (and sometime bigger) than theirs full of beer.
portscanner 10/27/14 06:39am Truck Campers
RE: Towing a car behind your camper

sorry but complete flat-tow newb question. Why can't you back up? does it just become unruly or is there a mechanical reason? Is the steering on the tow vehicle locked or how does that work? You cant lock the steering on a four down towed vehicle as it has to turn so it can go around corners. when you back up the front wheels of the toad will turn all the way in one direction (you wont know which direction) and it will quickly jacknife.
portscanner 10/26/14 11:54am Truck Campers
RE: old school observation.... tire whacker

When I went to school learning to drive truck, the instructor warned us we would look like an idiot thumping a front tire. The technique is used on duals because you can't necessarily tell by looking if one is flat. You can sure tell by the difference in sound and feel when they are thumped. Those that can...... do. Those that cannot....... teach. Those that cannot teach.......administrate
portscanner 10/24/14 06:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Very Humbling Realization

We manage as a team, but work slightly differently. When we had the 5er, she would drive and I would give the directions. With the TC, she backs the truck and again I give directions. The unique thing we do, is instead of me yelling "go right" or "go left" - I keep an eye on the front wheels - then using a circular motion with my hand, I tell DW which way to turn the wheel and how far. If she looses site of me - she is to stop and it is my resposibility to move back into range where she can see me. When we had the 5er, we had other campers complement us on the speed and accuracy that we could back and park the 5er.
portscanner 10/24/14 06:24pm Truck Campers
RE: DRW regrets?

No regrets. Happy as can be.
portscanner 10/24/14 06:16pm Truck Campers
RE: So what did you do to your Truck Camper today?

If only gas prices would stay at the current level.....will be filling up to head northward pretty soon.
portscanner 10/23/14 04:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Furcamper going blind. Your $0.02 to help next trip?

OP Here. Two weekends ago we too Claire and Rocky to Four Paws Kingdom. If you ever get the oportunity to go there, you should. We had a very good weekend. We have been there several times before. Saturday afternoon we walked the furcampers down the the swimming hole. I dont know if she could see it, smell it, or hear it, but Claire knew and remembered where she was at. She cut loose with her "I want to play" bark - something we had not heard in some time. I had brought along a 25 foot training lead, so we hitched her up and cut her loose. I had the lead so that if she had problems in the water - getting lost or having a seizure, I could pull her out fast. She spent over a half an hour swimmming and running around in such a fashion we have not seen in weeks. She finally got worn out (she gets tired easily as of late) so we started heading back to the camper. The entire way back she held her little stub tail high in the air. She now spends time like she is absent - wanders aimlessly into things, then running in circles, does not respond to her name. Sometimes you can snap her out of it by calling her or touching her, but those times that she is lucid are becoming shorter and less often. We are afraid that Claire has made her last camping outing.
portscanner 10/22/14 04:19pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Cost of staying connected.......

Save money. Pay phones and snail mail
portscanner 10/19/14 05:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Gaudy colored and striped RV's

I like the monocolor trailers that airstream produces. That proves a single color will work.
portscanner 10/19/14 05:37am General RVing Issues
RE: This style camper hatch may put you in trouble for rot:

When we were looking at used fifth wheels, we noted wet and rotting wood in several places. So when we found one that was in good shape, we made some modifications. First, an aftermarket trim piece across the top of all the hatches to divert the water. These pieces come in various lengths, and we painted it white. http://yukonsights.ca/images/RV/20090515_FiverFridge_007.jpg width=605 . Where did you get that? Make/model/mfg/distributor please!?
portscanner 10/19/14 05:03am Truck Campers
RE: Rodents?

Cats, dogs, snap traps, glue traps, humane traps.....anything but poison.
portscanner 10/12/14 09:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Furcamper going blind. Your $0.02 to help next trip?

The results of the tests are back. She does not have any tick-borne diseases.
portscanner 10/10/14 03:13am RV Pet Stop
RE: pet fees?

If you like to have your dog with you, you need to go to Four Paws Kingdom
portscanner 10/08/14 03:38am General RVing Issues
RE: license plate

Prior to reading this thread, the thought never occurred to me to remove the truck rear plate and mount it to the camper. Washington State requires front and rear vehicle plates. The truck camper is titled/registered/plated too. In Georgia you have only one plate to put on the back of your vehicle. In Georgia there is no titling or registration of truck campers. Once the camper is on my truck, the only way you can see the plate is to: A. Craw underneith the camper B. Move the plate. I have a funny feeling if I drove through Washington State, LEO's would take exception if I did not move the plate. Beyond not having to move the license plate, I am curious as to what other advantages there are to having you truck camper registered? I am still interested in hearing from anyone who had a problem with LEO because they DID move their license plate.
portscanner 10/07/14 06:16pm Truck Campers
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