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RE: Favorite Movie Sword Fights?

The black knight, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
wilber1 06/18/17 05:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: Personal GPS Fitness Tracker

I'm not sure how you really measure such a thing. The 50 minute walk we do most mornings up and down the mountainside near our home is shorter but a lot more strenuous than the 1 hour 5K walk we do along the river dike.
wilber1 06/08/17 12:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: CHUCK no more...

I installed a MorRide on our previous 5th, a Glendale Titanium which used an in house box tube frame and had factory installed shocks. It reduced chucking considerably. I have a 5th Airborne on our present rig with a LIppert I beam and no shocks. It also seems to do the job. I'm surprised no one has mentioned wheel balance. Just because you can't feel it in your truck doesn't mean a couple of out of balance wheels aren't shaking the snot out of your trailer.
wilber1 06/07/17 10:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: An Apology to my Canadian Neighbors

Even better not to need one.
wilber1 06/03/17 10:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: An Apology to my Canadian Neighbors

I have no problem with guns and wouldnt mind if everyone in Canada carried,,unfortunately many people are too stupid and shouldnt ever touch guns https://youtu.be/itcqpcgyBjI I disagree, I don't want to live a society where I feel I have to be armed. Sorry but I just don't see that as a move to being more civilized.
wilber1 06/03/17 09:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Alcohol to Canada

Don't bring in more alcohol than you are allowed duty free, the taxes are huge and you will be far better off buying it in Canada even though it is so expensive.
wilber1 06/02/17 12:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Un-Hitching a 5th Wheel

A few thoughts. First thing when unhitching. Chocks in Last thing when hitching. Chocks out. I only put the jacks down electrically a couple of inches before pulling the pins and dropping them manually. But if I am parked on an uphill, I know I will have to lower them farther so I can level the trailer after unhooking. If you are having trouble pulling the unlock lever, put the truck in neutral and release the brake to remove any pressure the truck may be putting on the hitch. Re apply the brake and pull the handle. I just use a single piece of 2X6 under my landing gear feet. I have seen rigs blown off tall blocks in high winds and their gear damaged. The possibility of being shaken off the blocks is also a consideration if you are in quake prone areas.
wilber1 06/01/17 10:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitching Up to 5th Wheel

A couple of thoughts on hitching. I have a Draw-Tite which works the same as the Reese. I do the same as Likes to Tow. Have been with the same hitch since 2002. I also use the padlock on the locking lever as a place to attach my break away cable. I always do a pull test after hitching, even if I am only moving my rig 2 ft.
wilber1 06/01/17 10:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best place to buy Honda 2000 Companion?

I bought one from Mayberry around 12 years ago. Great price at the time and prompt delivery. Haven't dealt with them since though.
wilber1 05/29/17 08:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Scott Dixon Indy 500 crash

Honda seems to have it in for Alonso. The main reason he skipped Monaco is because Honda's F1 powerplant is **** so McLaren released him to race Indy, then his Honda engine grenades in the 500. Honda has been unreliable in Indycar. Surprising performance by Alonso. Qualifies 5th after having never driven an oval before, runs very strongly through the leading at one stage.He is now off to the next F1 race It's not the first time. Back in the sixties, Jim Clark won after finishing second his first time at Indy and Graham Hill won as a rookie. Despite only winning two championships, many have regarded Alonso the best F1 driver since Schumacher and possibly Senna. It is Hill who Alonso is trying to emulate. Hill also won two championships and is the only person to win at Monaco, Indy and LeMans.
wilber1 05/29/17 08:36am Around the Campfire
RE: Scott Dixon Indy 500 crash

Honda seems to have it in for Alonso. The main reason he skipped Monaco is because Honda's F1 powerplant is **** so McLaren released him to race Indy, then his Honda engine grenades in the 500.
wilber1 05/28/17 07:47pm Around the Campfire
RE: We crossed the Canadian border Wed. 24 May

Differences are a reason to travel, not just locations but cultures as well. What's the point if everywhere you go is just like home?
wilber1 05/28/17 07:55am General RVing Issues
RE: We crossed the Canadian border Wed. 24 May

We don't go to NY, Ill, New Jersey,RI, Maryland except as have to. Missed several RV Rallies there. Wife wants to go to Vermont where her Ancestor's farm stands and on the national Register of Historical places. We avoid areas where our Second Amendment is not observed, along with others. We don't want to so we don't. Traveling through some of them with a firearm even stored under lock and key is not enough and can get you locked up. There have been situations where the firearm is available it was comforting and in some cases necessary. According to TD Bank, in spite of our crappy dollar, Canadians spent over 20 billion visitng the US in 2016. Americans spent less than half that visiting Canada. Firearms are not used for self defence in Canada and people who have them readily availble make Canadians uncomfortable.
wilber1 05/27/17 11:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: traveling miles? how far in 1 day

When towing, put me in the 300 or less club. We take 6 days to do the 1400 miles between home and SoCal in the winter. I know some keeners who do it in three. No thanks, that's not why I retired.
wilber1 05/15/17 01:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dropped the fiver today, and how was your day? Part 1

Hi Again! I did read one response that seemed to indicate that the jaws of the hitch head are supposed to look the way that mine ended up. With respect, looking carefully at this image, you can see that the jaws close in a perfectly symmetrical position. http://i.imgur.com/0CTFruYl.jpg Cheers! Mike Agreed, the jaws on your hitch are definitely not normal. I have a Draw-Tite 16K which is the same hitch and after 15 years of use they are not misaligned. The hole is round with the jaws closed and not hooked up.http://i.imgur.com/DXesEfd.jpg http://i.imgur.com/PrSqrd8.jpg
wilber1 05/12/17 09:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: $425 for Fake-Mud Jeans !

It's a brilliant ploy for getting attention paid with out paying for advertising! Bingo! Also, some folks at Nordstrom sitting around debating what would be the dumbest way they could get someone to shell out 400+ bucks.
wilber1 05/05/17 07:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Rather have the Hellcat.
wilber1 05/01/17 03:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: rv garage

Drywall in the brightest white paint I can find and lots of lights. Fire resistant and I hate working in a dark shop.
wilber1 04/26/17 07:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camera equipment on commercial jet...advice needed

Film (what's that?) is sensitive to X-rays, and higher speed film especially needs to be in a protective sack to avoid fogging. Memory cards are not sensitive, any more than cell phone memory (in many cases that would be some variant of an SD card, even) or laptop SSDs are. No problems with X-raying them. Vibration on a plane is not generally a problem, no different than a car or truck or RV as Fizz wrote. The only slight difficulty I've had is having the security people need to paw through the camera bag manually because all my lenses and other appurtenances looked rather strange on the X-ray machine. I was traveling with about a half dozen lenses, ranging in size from the tiny DA40 to the superb but fairly large Voigtlander SL 125/2.5 macro. You use Pentax equipment too...ie; DA 40. I'm concerned that airport personnel will try to take my lens off the camera body and break something. Never had a problem, they must see a hundred SLR's go through in a day. I doubt they would want to break your stuff anyway and if they wanted a lens removed for some reason, would ask you to do it yourself.
wilber1 04/24/17 04:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: 5th Airborne Pressure

I have trouble keeping air in mine, especially if I disconnect. I have to re-inflate almost daily when we are on the road. A bit of a nuisance but well worth the improved ride. Doesn't sound right, mine sit for a couple of months before I need to add any air.
wilber1 04/18/17 05:57pm Fifth-Wheels
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