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RE: Settle a "tires" issue

Every trailer I've had in 30 years I replaced the ST tires with LT tires when the time came to buy replacement tires. No adverse effects or early wear problems. With over 10 sets of tires on 4 different TT or 5th wheels trailers we had. I find the LT tires are available at most tire stores where ST tires sometimes must be ordered.
the bear II 08/16/17 03:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Info Please

I would find out the estimate for each length and base your decision on the 30ft cost. If it's a difference of $100 from 29 to 30 then no big deal but if it's a difference of $500 then determine the actual length.
the bear II 08/03/17 12:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: smell gasoline in back of coach

I would check the fuel line for the generator and the fuel fill for the MH. If thy have rubber hoses leading to the fuel tank the hose may have rotted. Check gas cap gasket to make sure it seals properly.
the bear II 08/01/17 10:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sequoia NP

As a pro videographer I once videotaped a wedding in Death Valley in August. The temp inside our non-air conditioned camper was 98 degrees at night. There was a breeze but the heat made for a miserable experience. We did tour around Death Valley in our truck which had great A/C and saw most of the sights. Three Rivers and Death Valley will not be comfortable for anything other than stay inside in the air conditioning.
the bear II 08/01/17 10:26am Roads and Routes
RE: logo peeling off

I removed them once they started looking ratty. No problem since... It's funny, some of the 22 year old stripes I left on the RV are still good. Either they were made out of a different quality vinyl or certain colors go bad quicker than others.
the bear II 07/27/17 01:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: newbie beginning research on full timing

Most RV Parks allow you to bring a golf cart. Some do restrict where you can use them inside the park. One park we stayed at would allow you to use the golf cart to go outside the park and back in directly to or from your site but not joyride around the park. Another resort would only allow electric golf carts. Restrictions like these (as well as other restrictions) are usually dictated by the parks liability insurance company. Instead of a golf cart we purchased two used mobility scooters. No restrictions on the use of these. Plus if she wants to go one way and I want to go someplace else we can...another advantage the mobility scooters come apart in 6 pieces so they are easy to carry.
the bear II 07/26/17 12:36pm Full-time RVing
RE: Countertop ice makers

We've had good luck with Magic Chef but I think you'll find there's probably only a couple of manufacturers and most are re-brands of the same model from the same manufacturer. Like the VCRs were in the past. We had one fail after about a year of use. We have one in the RV and one at home; these are nearly 10 years old.
the bear II 07/24/17 01:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Internet question for full time rving medical coders

Visit this website www.rv-dreams.com this couple have researched different options for internet access while travelling. Most of the ads I've seen for folks working with sensitive information remotely require that they have a land/hard line for internet access. Many of the ads indicate WiFi or Cell service is not acceptable. This would make it tough to travel and work unless you stay in RV parks where you can have the cable or local telephone company put in a line at your campsite.
the bear II 07/21/17 11:48am Full-time RVing
RE: How do you lock/secure your generator?

I do not leave my generator outside unless I am where I can see it. At night after it has cooled off, I close the gas cap vent and place the unit in the front floorboard of my truck. When in use I have a one inch thick cable motorcycle lock that I picked up at a garage sale. I also use a 4 foot piece of logging chain with a high quality theft deterrent padlock. Both the cable and the chain go through the handle. I wrap the chain one time around the body of the generator and lock a second lock to close the loop as close to the generator as possible. Both the cable and chain are place through an opening in the frame of my 5th wheel and locked. It seems most thefts happen at night or when the RV owner is away for a period of time. One RV'er was inside his RV at Quartzite watching TV at night when the TV died. He ran outside as quick as possible and due to the desert darkness couldn't see anyone or any vehicle leaving his campsite. His generator was locked to the rear bumper of his TT using a heavy bicycle cable lock. He didn't hear the cable being cut or any unusual noise before the TV died. Another RV'er at Q lost his generator while he was out shopping for a few hours. He thought it would be safe because there were other RVs nearby....no one saw anything.
the bear II 07/21/17 11:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Slider Hitch in a Long Bed

In the past before short beds became popular Rv'ers with long bed trucks used the slider hitches to provide a little more maneuverability when parking in tight spots.
the bear II 07/19/17 10:01am Towing
RE: Older well built or newer TT

The way I look at it: Older well maintained units all of the bugs have been worked out. I would expect some issues to pop up due to age and wear. New RV you can expect some problems for the first few trips. Shouldn't have problems from year two to year seven....after year seven wear and tear problems will pop up.
the bear II 07/17/17 12:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Online sites to list RV for sale

I haven't listed an RV but have had good luck with Craigslist for several automotive related items including one of my trucks. When I look for an RV I use the following sites: RV Trader.com Escapees Forum Classified section Craigslist RacingJunk.com (good site where racing enthusiasts list RVs and tow vehicles) Sometimes Ebay Motors PPL Motorhomes
the bear II 07/17/17 12:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: where to drop trailer while visiting big cities

If an RV park is not expecting a full house you should be able to negotiate a fee for temporary storing your RV. Many RV parks have RV storage or overflow areas. We have left our RV temporarily at (always with permission and sometimes a fee or donation): RV Parks Active Church parking lot during the week Mom & Pop Grocery Store with a large mostly unused parking lot Friend of a friend or relative's property RV Repair Shop with large parking area or storage Ranger Station Fire Station
the bear II 07/14/17 12:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RVing With Quadriplegia

We would take my Dad with us on our RV trips. He was in a wheelchair so I equipped our 5th wheel with a lift that would allow me to get him inside of the RV through the door. I had to use one of the narrow transport type wheelchairs so it would fit through the door. Once inside he could be transferred from the wheelchair to the sofa. We used an over sized TV Tray for his food. A bedside commode was used next to the sofa. The sofa is deep enough to use as a single bed without the need to open up the sofa sleeper. I was able to move him from sofa to wheelchair to commode without the need for a Hoyer lift. I did use a Hoyer lift to get him from the wheelchair in and out of our truck we used to tow the 5th wheel. He really enjoyed the trips. Now my DW is beginning to have mobility issues so we are considering a new RV and I believe the best choice would be a ToyHauler type either bumper tow, 5th wheel or MH with a ramp at the rear. The ramp would allow her to enter or exit using her mobility scooter. The garage area can be customized to meet her needs for sleeping and bathroom. Good luck in your search, hope you find the right combination. I truly believe getting out of the house and into a different environment and scenery really helps their well being.
the bear II 07/14/17 11:57am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: RVIA Pomona too expensive

You may be able to get free entrance tickets by going to one of the big local RV dealers. The good thing about the RVIA show is besides dealers there are usually representatives from the RV manufacturers. You'll see a better variety of RVs in one place vs. a dealer show. I agree it's hard to justify the cost... look for free tickets.
the bear II 07/14/17 11:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pay as you go satellite

Hard drive is for recording shows.... The 211 receiver does not have an internal hard drive so an external is needed along with an extra monthly charge from dish to activate the capability to use the hard drive. The hard drive must use a power supply it can not be powered from the dish receiver. Ours is a 1TB capacity I got at Best Buy.
the bear II 07/06/17 12:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Pay as you go satellite

Instead of going with cable at home we chose to go with Dish so we could take the equipment with us in the RV. We've had Dish service since it began and have been very happy with it except of course for the price. We have the 500 channel package which is the highest priced package offered so the cost is our fault since we like to have access to lots of content. In the RV we use a tailgater antenna with the 211 receiver and an external hard drive. It works well with just a few short pixelation problems from time to time. It's a lot better than having to set up a dish and point it each time we move. Overall I would rate our experience with dish service, customer service and the equipment at an 8 out of 10. Keep in mind we are in southern California so we don't get a lot of heavy rain or snow to cause signal problems.
the bear II 07/06/17 10:27am Tech Issues
RE: How tall jack pads on landing gear

I use a cutoff piece of 4X4 a foot long
the bear II 07/05/17 10:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: let's talk front mount hitches.

I would look on Craigslist or ebay for a used Power Caster Here's the website- http://www.powercaster.com/ I see them from time to time advertised used for sale they can be adapted to work with TT or 5th Wheels. Another option is a forklift. That's what a lot of the manufacturers and RV dealers use. I've seen many advertised for $3000 to $4000. One RV'er adapted his ATV to use as a tug to back in his 5th wheel. He had built a frame which put the weight of the 5th wheel hitch near the center of the ATV and still allowed him to ride it. The frame was removal with 4 pins.
the bear II 07/03/17 12:28pm Towing
RE: Exterior window shades

We have carefree awnings over each of our windows. They really help to keep the sun out. They are easy to deploy and retract. Most of the Motorhome owners have snap on shade screen covers made for the outside of the windows. We see folks who custom make and install these screens advertised in the brochures RV resorts hand out or you'll see them drive thru the resort from time to time. Window coverings definitely help keep the interior cooler.
the bear II 07/03/17 10:19am Travel Trailers
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