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RE: What's the best from scratch pizza dough recipe?

1 tsp dry yeast 1/2 tsp sugar or honey 1 cup of warm water mix together and let sit until bubles form at the top of the mixture in a mixer with dough hooks or food processor 1 tbsp olive oil 2 & 3/4 cups of all purpose flour add the yeast mixture as the mixer/processor spins on slow increase the speed to medium a ball will form remove the ball and place in bowl lightly coated with olive oil cover with towel and let sit in warm spot for 20 minutes pinch off one fourth and form on parchment paper into disc using flour coated rolling pin or flat hand Add sauce and toppings cook on the BBQ grill or pizza oven 7 to 10 minutes on high heat Remove once crust is golden brown and enjoy
the bear II 10/20/17 04:56pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Anyone looking for a restoration project?

I think I need a tetanus shot just from looking at the photos
the bear II 10/20/17 12:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for a truck...

2500 is the way to go. It will provide extra safety by providing plenty of laod/towing capacity instead of being near maximum with a 1500. I also always choose longbeds. I need the room and they seem to have a less choppy ride when towing or empty. Our family for many years used suburbans for our tow vehicles...plenty of passenger and cargo room. Everything safe and secure inside the vehicle vs in the pickup bed. I've always had GM trucks and haven't had any out of the five that has had unexpected issues only wear and tear stuff.
the bear II 10/20/17 12:36pm Towing
RE: San Diego to Texas in December

Weather can be unpredictable but as long as you pay attention to the weather reports each morning before you hit the road and if you see a storm in the direction you travel you should be able to decide when it's best to park in a safe spot to wait out any extreme stuff. We usually travel 400 to 800 miles per day depending on if we need to get somewhere by a certain date/time. If traveling leisurely we will stop at roadside attractions, tourist spots, rest stops at will. Also large truck stops or gas stations are convenient for rest stops, dump stations and fuel. I-8 or 1-10 will provide opportunities to ride your grizzlies since both routes travel through semi-desert geographies. Research BLM ORV spots along your path.
the bear II 10/20/17 12:28pm Roads and Routes
RE: Dually tow vehicle tire pressure

Whether towing or empty I always keep the pressure at the maximum on the sidewall. I don't want to take the time to adjust the pressure depending on what I'm doing with the truck. Trucks are meant to ride rough....LOL
the bear II 10/19/17 11:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Leaking slide from towing in heavy rain?

Wheel well sounds possible. In the dark use a flashlight to look for holes. Have someone inside shining the flashlight and someone outside to look for light. Is your refrigerator close to where the water is. On ours, while traveling in heavy rain/wind the water will blow into the refrigerator vent and leak out onto the floor from time to time. I use duct tape to seal the vent if I know I will hit rain.
the bear II 10/19/17 11:39am Tech Issues
RE: Filon Exterior

Our 5th wheel is 25 years old and has sat outside in the weather since new. I wash it before each trip and wax it about every two years. The Filon siding still looks new each time it is waxed.
the bear II 10/18/17 09:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cover for storage at home

Canvass type wear out in about two years. Metal is much better and cheaper in the long run
the bear II 10/17/17 04:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Truck with 5th wheel hitch rental

Look for an RV transporter, Several of our friends use them to move their 5th wheel from one spot to another. We were able to borrow a friends tow vehicle when our truck broke the day before we had to leave on a trip. I had the oil changed, full tank of gas and the truck washed and wax as a thank you when we got back.
the bear II 10/17/17 04:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: OK, Washer and Dryer in your RV...Do you use them?

We have the stack units from Maytag. The W/D allows us to travel with less clothes and not have to find laundry facilities or sit and wait while the clothes are being cleaned at the RV Park laundry room. We are weekend RV'ers along with a 3 month stay each summer at an RV Park. As long as we have hookups, we use the W/D. We have used them a couple of times when boondocking running off of the generator during a weekend trip. Uses lots of water and holding tank space.
the bear II 10/17/17 11:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Third set of leaf springs

Go to www.rv-dreams.com look through the blog for the work they had done to change out to a Mor Ryde suspension on their 5th wheel. It was done a few years ago and they have been happy with it. I replaced my 6000lb springs with 8000lb sets when one spring broke after 20 years. You obviously need stronger springs or reduce the weight in your trailer.
the bear II 10/16/17 10:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Uber expensive pickups...how much of a trend ?

Pickups are getting scary expensive... In 1973 I ordered a 1974 model Dodge 1500 4X4 from the factory. I ordered the base model no radio, rubber floor mats, no A/C it was as stripped as possible. The cost out the door was $3800. It wouldn't surprise me if a 2018 equivalent would be over $25,000.
the bear II 10/12/17 10:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: dead batteries

If the batteries are 3 to 4 years old you may have one or more bad batteries or cells that affect the ability to stay charged even with the solar. I find with today's batteries I'm lucky if they last more than 4 years in my RV. With solar even on cloudy days you should get some juice from the solar panels to recharge or keep your batteries charged.
the bear II 10/11/17 12:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tongue positioning-Ball

When I land my TT on rather flat ground (no incline), I chock both sides of at least one wheel, and then return to the truck and place in neutral and take foot off the brake. the tt and truck will settle into a "no stress" position. I put it back in park, and then the tongue lifts off the ball without straining the jack motor. On an incline, I dunno, the motor just has to do some work, I think it's rated for 3500 lbs, so more than enough to lift the rear axle of the truck a little until it breaks free. X-2
the bear II 10/10/17 05:56pm Towing
RE: Finding the truck, where to search?

www.racingjunk.com look for the tow vehicle section
the bear II 10/04/17 04:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: tire pressure

I always use the maximum pressure shown on the sidewall of the tire when towing.
the bear II 10/03/17 09:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Security Guard or Security Monitor?

The homeless in San Diego are being rousted from their normal spots due to an outbreak of Hepatitis A. Efforts are being made to clean the areas where the homeless normally spend their time. Homelessness is becoming a large problem in most major and medium sized cities throughout California. She found a nice spot to spend the night while her regular spot is being cleaned with a bleach solution.... Most security companies/guard can only observe and report.
the bear II 09/29/17 11:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 1st Time. Going crosscountry. Question for experienced folks

My preference would be to use a 2500 truck or even better a 3500 if towing safety is your concern. 1500 are OK but you really want a truck with extra capacity to provide a more safe towing experience as well as increased reliability of your tow vehicle. Length restrictions only apply to the RV. In a lot of cases the length restriction is due to narrow roads with tight turns rather than small in length RV spots. Another good forum/blog is at www.rv-dreams.com
the bear II 09/27/17 04:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Magic Eraser on EPDM Roof

I use a soft bristle long handled brush that attaches to a garden hose. I turn on the water to run at a slow rate and scrub the roof to remove the dirt. I use Simple Green on any spots that don't come clean with just the brush. Turn the water pressure up to medium to rinse while scrubbing. The roof always looks f=great when I'm through. I do this once a year. The RV sits out in the weather 24/7. No trees around so no sap but it does accumulate an oily film plus dirt.
the bear II 09/22/17 11:33am Travel Trailers
RE: So hotttt

Our 364 sq ft 5th wheel has one 15,000 btu A/C unit. In 90 degree heat we can keep the inside at 70 degrees. We have the patio awning deployed as well as awning on each window. Inside we have our mini blinds down and turned so that the sun does not come in through the window. Our door stays closed as much as possible. We set the thermostat at 55 degrees. We use fans to direct cold air to hot spots within our RV. The A/C unit stays on 24/7 as long as the heat outside is over 80 degrees during the day. If we get cold we put on jackets rather than turn off the A/C. My goal is to keep everything inside the RV cold (cabinets, walls, counters, furniture...etc) to keep the A/C unit from having to work harder at maintaining a comfortable temperature.
the bear II 09/22/17 10:35am Fifth-Wheels
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