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RE: Louvered V-gate

Laknox, depending on the brand, the studs may be there for the tailgate cables. I know they are on Stromberg/Carlson. Picked up a set for my GMC on eBay for cheap and worked great.
redsb3 08/18/14 01:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Math on having a second vehicle

I have a 3rd vehicle. The GMC is a garage queen but it's because I only drive 4.7 miles to work. The truck never got up to operating temp and I didn't think the short drive was doing it any good. Bought the wife a 1 year old Vibe I got a good deal on and I took her old 97 Honda Civic. 30 mpg, license is $22 a year, insurance is $160 for a year. I do all my own maintenance and any work I can still do but it hasn't been in a shop in 7 years. 17 year old car with 89K on it. Still runs great and the A/C is ice cold. The truck will be 10 years old this coming April and has 59K on it. I expect it would be the last truck I would ever have to buy if I was so inclined. Only comes out to tow the 5th wheel and if I happen to need the bed to haul something. Plus like 2112 stated, it's sure nice to have a spare vehicle.
redsb3 08/06/14 06:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Must Have, Don't Need

Haven't seen anyone mention disc brakes yet. I won't ever have another 5th wheel or trailer without them. Autoleveling would also be nice. Generator is very handy also but suppose I could do without it.
redsb3 07/17/14 10:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need a special lift gate?

If your talking tailgate, be real careful the first time. I wouldn't want to put the tailgate down on mine and back in because there is only about 2" of clearance between the lowered gate and compartment door. If I wasn't perfectly square with the 5th wheel, I'd likely put an edge of the tailgate through the compartment door. I found a used Stromberg/Carlson notched tailgate on craigslist for $100. Don't regret it one bit, makes life easier for me. If that's not your problem, can't say I've ever seen a slider that would come back far enough to ding the tailgate, unless it was installed wrong.
redsb3 06/09/14 01:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Unhappy with Thor ACE 30.1 & RV Solutions

Need some clarification here. Were the house batteries dead or the chassis batteries. If the vehicle started, then the chassis batteries weren't dead. If the house batteries died, then I would suspect the dealer NOT Thor. The solar control panel that regulates the charge to the batteries is likely defective or installed incorrectly and continued to charge even after fully charging your batteries. This likely cooked the cells dry and ruined the batteries. If this is what happened, this is not Thor's problem, they didn't install the solar system, your dealer did and likely didn't know what he was doing.
redsb3 06/09/14 01:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5th Wheel lock to the truck

I just drilled a hole near the end of 2 of my 1/2 inch hitch pins and put a Masterlock through the hole. Works for me.
redsb3 06/06/14 12:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Arizona in winter

I hear from the locals just outside of Tucson that Madera Canyon is a real hotspot for birders. Also a very beautiful area, so birding and sightseeing all in one trip!
redsb3 05/19/14 07:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why injectors fail

Wonder why mine have not failed yet? Still stock filtration.:B Extra filtration is just an insurance policy. I put mine together for about $65 including the filter base. Many people have gone without it and not had a problem at all. Me, the parts are cheap so why not, certainly isn't going to hurt anything and saves me a little money on the expensive Racor filter under the hood.
redsb3 05/19/14 07:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Low fuel pressure Duramax

Are you sure the WIF plug is tight and the o-ring is in right. Might just be sucking some air. Did you make sure the old o-ring came off with the filter? And then, maybe RAS43 is right, occasionally there are bad filters.
redsb3 05/17/14 09:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why injectors fail

If you belong to one of the Duramax forums, this is one of the first things you will learn. I installed a prefilter along the frame rail with a 2 micron filter. This filter is about 3.5 inches across and about 9 inches long. I change this yearly (only about 5-6K miles a year). I buy this filter for about $9 with tax included. The Racor in the engine compartment has come down but still runs around $25. I let the Racor filter on 2 years and when I removed it the last time, I cut it open and it was still like new on the inside. Besides protecting the injectors, the prefilter has the added benefit of costing only a third of the Racor.
redsb3 05/12/14 04:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 4 down civic?

Perhaps most of those folks towing Civics have MANUAL transmissions? You won't find many but every once in a while I see the local Honda dealer advertising a used one for sale with a manual transmission.
redsb3 05/06/14 01:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Old step-bars on new GM HD trucks

We picked up our 2015 GM 2500HD yesterday. It had no step-bars from the factory and the salesman told me the bars on our 2003 GMC would not fit. The dealer will install step-bars anywhere from $650 to $750 a set ...\ My 2500 was a little over 40K new in 09. It came with the nerf bars but I'd have to say that's something I would expect they could throw in on the deal for the check I would be writing. Just saying. Good luck with that, those days of "throw that in and we got a deal" are over here in AZ. They might give you a discount but you aren't getting anything for free.
redsb3 02/28/14 03:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: ignorance, judgment, neighbors

The point of my comment was in a "Short Sale" many "SHORT CUTS" are allowed. Most short sales are sold as is, in its current condition, with no guarantees, warranties or caveats of any kind...speaking strictly from California experience ..YMMV....Dennis Dennis, with all due respect, a short sale does not mean the new owner can't follow the CC&R's of a community. I'm a board member or our California based homeowner's Association and we had to force a sale of a homeowner who was behind on his dues (3yrs.). The home is now owned by the Assc. We are hoping the mortgage co. will foreclose on us so that they will be responsible for the fees and maintenance. A short sale doesn't release the new owner of honoring the CC&R's (Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions). MM. You might want to rethink that foreclosure. Here in AZ, the mortgage company, (bank or otherwise) won't pay the fees or maintain the property, in fact, they usually turn the utilities off and have the property winterized. Not much you can do to force them to pay up either, their pockets are a lot deeper than any associations. We have had to deal with 3 abandoned and then foreclosed on houses, all a stones throw from my house. If it is owned by the association, why not try and sell it?
redsb3 12/07/13 08:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ignorance, judgment, neighbors

The issue of HOA's appears in the sellers disclosure. BUT it is up to the 'buyer' to research it and obtain a copy of it, it one exists. Real Estate Agents might help but it is 'not' their responsibility. I just bought property where there WAS an HOA but it was allowed to expire. The area is now inhabited by ex-snowbirds with RV's so there is not much chance of it ever being reinstated! HOA's do have an expiration date but it does cause confusion when purchasing property after they have expired because it's still noted on many documents. The county seat is the place to confirm stuff like that. This varies greatly by state. Here in AZ, once your offer contract is accepted, the title company will send you a copy of the CC&R and/or covenants and deed restrictions. It is the seller or sellers agent's responsibility to disclose this information and they are liable if they don't. You also have a short window to void the contract if there is something in the CC&R's or covenants that you won't accept. No penalty to you if you do this. It can get very complicated as I have gone through this 3 times in the last 15 years as both a buyer and seller. Bottom line is you need to research in YOUR state, because another state may be completely different.
redsb3 12/05/13 05:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why can't auto manufactuers do this?

They could, they just can't sell enough of them to make it worthwhile.
redsb3 10/28/13 01:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Problem with Building a MH Garage

The OP is in Green Valley Arizona, so all these other posters from different states are meaningless. There are even different rules between counties in AZ. He needs to go to the county and get the correct information. In Pinal County, you can build right up to your leach field, but you may not build anything over it. His county may be different, they may require a setback, they may not. Best advice is go to the County office and see what is required. Then you can make a decision on moving part of the field or not. Better to find out now then apply for a permit and have it rejected if you do need a setback. Just sayin'.
redsb3 10/22/13 07:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Golf Cars in Campgrounds

OK Mowermech, you got me, you didn't say no carts in the west, I did read too fast.
redsb3 10/19/13 08:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Golf Cars in Campgrounds

No golf carts in the west, excuse me. You obviously haven't been in AZ during Snowbird season.
redsb3 10/19/13 05:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mirrors caused check engine light....

That placement doesn't seem very intelligent. So if your mirror gets damaged in a parking lot or wherever, your truck may stop working? I don't know what they were thinking, out of all the places they could put it, they decided the mirror was best?
redsb3 10/16/13 06:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2004 F-450 6.0 DRW Bullet Proof

With all the emissions stuff removed, how are you going to get it registered in California??
redsb3 10/11/13 10:04am Tow Vehicles
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