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RE: Printing Issue

Make sure the printer is setup for the correct size of paper as well.
the bear II 08/29/14 09:15am Technology Corner
RE: Random tire thought

Most tire dealers have access to a wholesaler with a delivery system that will get them tires the same day or next day. They only stock the heavy sellers and then order others as needed. I chose to wait two hours for my Michelin XPS RIBS to be delivered from the warehouse to the tire dealer rather than take what they had in stock.
the bear II 08/26/14 04:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Southwest US trip ideas

Are you planning on getting as far as California ? If so, Yosemite should be on your list. Mt Rushmore, Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion canyon, Petrified Forest, Death Valley, Meteor Crater, Las Vegas..... You'll be driving 8 to 10 hours a day with short stops if you try to hit as many as possible...might be better to pick the 3-4 closest of the list for this trip and save the rest for another. I would choose Grand Canyon, Bryce & Zion, Meteor Crater near Winslow, AZ & The Petrified Forest. Or head to Death Valley and then Yosemite and try to catch the Grand Canyon on the return.
the bear II 08/26/14 03:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Squealing Wheel

Once in a while parts will come loose inside the brake drum and will squeal until they are removed. I've seen part of the brake material (lining), springs, cables, magnets and other little parts loose when a brake drum is removed. Or one of the shoes is hung up and scraping against the brake drum. It needs to be taken care of before the damage puts you on the side of the road.
the bear II 08/26/14 03:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Never changed the oil.

Manufacturers of the newer vehicles have set the intervals at 5000, 7500 or 10000 mile oil change depending on the vehicle and use. My 2001 Toyota is at 7500 miles. You'll be OK.
the bear II 08/26/14 02:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where do your pets ride?

I built a box/kennel out of plywood in the pickup bed. It was in front of the hitch to the front of the pickup bed and stretched across the width of the bed. The lid was split 70/30 with the 30% on the street side. The lid stuck up above the bed rail 3 inches. I put an RV roof vent near the center on the 70% lid for ventilation when stopped. In the side of the box facing the hitch I cut a large eliptical hole and stapled wire mesh on the inside of the box to cover this hole. This provided the two medium sized dogs a view when the truck was parked(they slept in the box at night). Two cedar & foam dog beds plus water dish on the floor of the box. The dogs were Keeshonds and with the type of fur they had, they hated to be inside. They would get too hot. The box provided them with plenty of air. They travelled in the box while the 5th wheel was being towed down the road. We never travelled in hotter than 75 degree temps with the dogs in the box. If the temp approached 75 we would bring the dogs into the back seat of the crew cab. They hated it but it was for their own good. They travelled like this for about 9 years before they failed from old age. All you had to do was say let's go camping and they would head for the truck.
the bear II 08/26/14 01:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What If's and Favorites

I always point out.... Get the size RV that will prevent cabin fever. It's a lot easier to ride out a week or two weeks of bad weather (the kind where you have to stay in the RV most of the day) in a 40 footer vs. a 25 footer.
the bear II 08/26/14 01:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ballooning roof

I have seen this often. But am wondering, is there anyway you can tell if it's happening to your trailer? Stand on the roof of the 5'er and have your DW tow it down the highway at 55 MPH. You'll see it. Just watch out for overpasses.
the bear II 08/26/14 11:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tow Vehicle Advice - Silverado and a 5th wheel

"If I'm right, I'm going to try and convince my husband to get a better truck. Any suggestions as to an affordable truck that can pull a 5th wheel of this size? We don't mind buying used." Most husband won't need convincing to get a bigger truck..... However, if you choose the right time to travel (cool, light wind, no snow), a route with as few large grades as possible, pay attention while driving and stay at 55 - 60 MPH, use good braking techniques when going downhill you'll do OK with the 1/2 ton.
the bear II 08/26/14 10:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: 50A Idea

You and she will learn how to control your power useage. She will wait to dry her hair until the toast is done.... It only takes a few trips and a few trips of the breaker until she begins to understand what can and can't be done at the sametime.
the bear II 08/26/14 10:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Design Layout - Individual Space Class A Resort

The ultimate RV Resort would have sites parallel to the lake with concrete pads large enough to accomodate up to a 45ft RV plus one extra vehicle. On the lake side of the pad there would be room for slideouts plus pinic table (nice sized patio area). There would be 20 feet separation between each site with trees and hedges. That being written, you design the park to give you the most bang for your buck. Make sure you add the usual amenities, laundry, restrooms with showers, swimming area, clubhouse, store/office, playground, pet stop...etc. Really good high speed WiFi with lots of bandwidth even for a small fee is very important. If it's nice, well maintained and in a popular area, RV'ers will flock to it no matter how close the spaces are.
the bear II 08/26/14 10:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What would it take......

"Wait...wait! Are you advocating an MDT or HDT? I'm confused! " ------------------------------------------------------------------ I bought an MDT but really wanted an HDT but my wife and 93 year old dad couldn't climb up into the HDT. MDT- Medium Duty Truck the type you see used by local delivery box trucks, utility companies, cities.... Now a lot of Super C's are built using MDT cab and chassis.
the bear II 08/26/14 08:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Mold already??!!!!

Living in California we don't experience high levels of humidity or rain so I'm always curious to read the post from folks in areas with lots of rain and high humidity. It seems folks who live in these areas use dehumidifiers either electrical or powdered type to keep the humidity low inside their RVs while stored between trips. I remember one story where the RVer thought someone had broken into their RV and scattered flour all over the inside...every surface had this fine white powder. It turned out to be mold. Their dehumidifier had stopped working and the mold grew on all surfaces in a week.
the bear II 08/26/14 08:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thinking of Full Timing for a Couple Years

Be sure to read through the journal entries at this website www.rv-dreams.com This couple left great corporate jobs to RV fulltime. They had never been in an RV before starting this new adventure. They've been on the road for 9 years. The journal entries show all the good and bad they have dealt with. Plus they post their expenses for each month with a summary for each year. They have spent time in Florida as well as other eastern states, with a couple of trips west.
the bear II 08/26/14 08:23am Full-time RVing
RE: Battery Drain - Observation

X 2 Sounds normal
the bear II 08/26/14 08:17am General RVing Issues
RE: New to RV'n, used class Cs, need some kind advice

Will, You may want to consider Class A's as well. The Class A's provide more useable living area due to the layout of the floor space and incorporation of the driving (swivel) seats as part of the living room area.
the bear II 08/26/14 08:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How replace a window?

I had the glass replaced by a window/glass shop.
the bear II 08/26/14 07:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Tail light.

The bulb has two filaments, one for tail lights and one for brake/signal lights. Sounds like the bulb needs to be replaced. You might try cleaning the contacts (make sure the trailer is unplugged) to see if corrosion is causing the problem.
the bear II 08/25/14 03:24pm Tech Issues
RE: short or long bed to tow 29' Arctic Fox 27 5L?

Trucks are not meant to be parked in a garage....they become soft and sissified Real men leave their trucks outside with the windows down and put up with the cat and mold smell. Come on guys be real men. Crewcab Dually Longbeds forever... Hope you know I'm just kidding. But I do like a big truck that's why I bought the Chevy C4500 Dually Crewcab long bed (8.5 ft bed). Wouldn't tow with anything else (except I would consider an HDT).
the bear II 08/25/14 12:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck rental

Your best bet is to hire one of the RV transporters. They advertise in Craigslist or Uship.com Or if you can find a fellow RVer that will lend you their truck.
the bear II 08/25/14 11:53am Fifth-Wheels
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