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RE: Just ordered a louvered tailgait for my F-250

A better option for the v gate would be to just take your tailgate off. Illegal in some states.
Beaker 04/17/14 05:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Urgent request to campground owners

They don't want you to see the sardine cans.
Beaker 04/09/14 01:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2500 HD 6.0 Gas vs a Diesel

We put a lot down so we are not in a losing situation but about even. How much you put down or even paying totally in cash does not determine whether you lose or break even. First diesel for me. I find towing much more relaxing now and even tow in the slow lane. With the gas, I was always cranking in the fast lane.
Beaker 04/04/14 09:33am Travel Trailers
RE: worn rubber roof.

The "white color" is exactly that- white color. Your roof is still good. My old fiver roof actually turned black and PINK! As someone else has said, you can buy a white roof coating and apply it fairly easily.
Beaker 04/03/14 06:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Treated like a criminal at Sun N Fun

I would be ticked OP was told he could park his boat. Then the rules change on him in a flash. I would be ticked also. However, a mistake by the person taking reservations does not change the rules. Someone should have been very apologizing to you but they could not change the rule for you.
Beaker 03/30/14 03:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Towing a 5'r with a 4X4

Surely people must be hauling 5'rs with 4x4's, how is it done? Don't know about now but when I bought mine there was no difference to speak of between 4x2 and 4x4.
Beaker 03/30/14 10:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: VA diesel drivers

"..and the station had diesel for $3.54 " What area was this?
Beaker 03/25/14 09:20pm Tow Vehicles
VA diesel drivers

I have a second house in VA and for the last 4 years have driven back and forth between here and there. In VA the price for diesel was usually in the $3.62-$3.72 range while here mostly in the $3.89-$4.09 range. Drove up to VA last weekend and it was in the $3.89 range, with one place having biodiesel at $3.33. Loved filling my AUX tank and saving $10 to $15 a fill up. (not with the biodiesel) Why has it risen so high lately after holding steady for the last 4 years?
Beaker 03/25/14 06:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fort Mc Allister or Skidaway Island???

I have stayed in both, can't lose either way but Skidaway may be closer drive to Savannah. I think Skidaway has a "cleaner" look with MCallister more "woodsy".
Beaker 03/25/14 06:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Is OnStar protecting your vehicle??

Now I always keep a spare key hidden in the house Learned my lesson over 30 years ago. Better to keep one hidden on the vehicle. OnStar is used for more than lock out. They found me a vet in the middle of the night and gave me directions to get there. Very nice lady on the line. I still have OnStar and if you know how to work the system you only pay $99 a year.
Beaker 03/23/14 11:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tybee Island Rivers End Park review

I believe it's a city owned park. City employee attitude Maybe RVer attitude. We were 30 minutes late in paying for an extra day...
Beaker 03/18/14 04:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Help. Under carriage plastic flapping. How to seal?

Duct tape works fine but you must clean it well(the plastic) and use something(I use the sissors handle) to rub the tape down good.
Beaker 03/14/14 04:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Have a question for Sunnybrook 27RK owner

I think it's a little high but if in good shape well worth it.
Beaker 03/12/14 03:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Clunking noise while towing

I am using a 15k Reese hitch with kwik sliders I had one of those and clunking. 1. When you are starting and stopping, have someone look at the handle and see if there is any movement. 2, Check all bolts for torque, on both hitch and underbed. 3. Make sure handle is in locked towing position. There is some inherent movement in the hitch. You may not be able to see or feel it when pushing by hand but 1500 lbs of pin weight is another story. I had clunking or something of the sort on another trailer. Turns out the wheel bearing nut was not tightened properly and the wheel was making the sound when stopping or starting.
Beaker 03/12/14 03:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Toilet air lock

No bubbles when you first start using it? Bubbles after a while and then you plunge it and no more bubbles? Try using more water. Solids tend to pile up at the bottom and eventually up the tube to the toilet. The sudden rush of "stuff" down the tube causes the trapped air up the tube causing your bubbles or burp. More water in the tank will help those "solids" to breakdown and float away. Of course, you could have the dreaded pyramid or clogged air vent, but if it acts as above probably not.
Beaker 03/10/14 04:11pm Fifth-Wheels

Not necessarily. False hitch often "looks" true...coupler can appear to be almost all the way down on the ball, it's just not latched. A trailer can go quite a ways before it jolts off the ball, especially if you've got weight distribution and/or sway bars hooked up too. I had this happen with a 10' utility trailer. Drove 250 and never came off. Didn't know it until I back the lawn mower off and the back of the trailer and trailer hit the ground. Probably weight of mower(6oolbs) kept it on ball. Checking things over later, I found that the closed latch left would fit the room between the ball and front part of the hitch.
Beaker 03/10/14 03:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ecodiesel: 19.46 MPG Towing 7,020 lbs.

The engineer stated the computer needs to know exactly how much fuel it is injecting into the engine at all times in order to meet emissions so it is much more accurate than hand calculating. Either way is alright for general use, however if your are testing, seems to me you would start with an empty, tank, fill with known quantity, drain and measure remaining fuel at end of run. I respect engineers but don't forget that the cold wasn't going to affect the seals on the Challenger.
Beaker 02/27/14 03:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: add on fuel tanks

I would like to add an auxiliary tank but then the weight police would be all over me. Even a 40 gal tank is over 300 lbs with tank and fuel. Why would you care? I have one.
Beaker 02/22/14 05:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sidewinder after market wedge.

. I am now thinking the storage facility moved it and they did so with a hitch that engaged the wedge. They had two bolts in the torrent also. The bolts in the turret is how you move it without a wedge. If you think they moved it with both a wedge and bolts, you may want to check everything out real good because nothing will turn if it was moved that way. Along with the pinbox, you may also want to check the axles because that is the only place it would pivot.
Beaker 02/21/14 10:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I need some purchasing tips.

I know cars. I know the mark up in cars. I have no idea on trailers. I was almost sure they would have a ton of overhead in their trailer. I was almost positive they would be able to drop a hitch in the package or take another 1000 off. I don't know the markup on cars, nor do I care. I don't know the markup on trailers, nor do I care. I don't know the markup on a sweater not Walmart, nor do I care. I do know how to shop for price. My only point was, even if you are in service, you still know how sales go down. If they want the sale, they will call you. If not you now know their price. As others have pointed out, you must also know when you have a deal you can live with, regardless of price. Hope you get a great deal on what you're after!
Beaker 02/21/14 09:44pm General RVing Issues
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