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RE: Fresh water storage

I have a 75 gallon water bladder for replenishing my fresh water when out boondocking. I transfer the water from the bladder to my trailer with a spare rv water pump. It works great and the bladder folds up to save space. When I first started boondocking for longer stays I used a fiftyfive gallon plastic barrel, but it takes up too much space for me.
Happy Prospector 08/23/15 04:17am Full-time RVing
RE: Trouble hooking up

Get yourself one of these cameras and it will make hitching up a bit easier and quicker.
Happy Prospector 08/22/15 07:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help - No Propane Flowing!

When opening my tanks too fast after refilling, what I had to do was shut the tanks off, remove the pigtails from the tank, then reattach the pigtails to the tanks, then slowly turn on the tank that the selector valve was pointing to. After turning on the tanks slowly the red indicator would turn green.
Happy Prospector 08/09/15 02:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What did you do to your Toy Hauler today???

I'm added the latest version of GirlFriend.exe to my Toyhauler and I've been having some problems lately. I've been running the same version of MS Internet Explorer forever as my primary application to connect to your site, and all the GirlFriend releases I've tried have always conflicted with it. I hear that MSIE won't crash if GirlFriend is run in background mode and the sound is turned off. But I'm embarrassed to say I can't find the switch to turn the sound off. I just run them separately, and it works okay. Girlfriend also seems to have a problem co-existing with my R/C Simulator program, often trying to abort R/C Simulator with some sort of timing incompatibility. I probably should have stayed with GirlFriend 1.0, but I thought I might see better performance from GirlFriend 2.0. After months of conflicts and other problems, I consulted a friend who has had experience with GirlFriend 2.0. He said I probably didn't have enough cache to run GirlFriend 2.0, and eventually it would require a Token Ring to run properly. He was right - as soon as I purged my cache, it uninstalled itself. Shortly after that, I installed GirlFriend 3.0 beta. All the bugs were supposed to be gone, but the first time I used it, it gave me a virus anyway. I had to clean out my whole system and shut down for a while. I very cautiously upgraded to GirlFriend 4.0. This time I used a SCSI probe first and also installed a virus protection program. It worked okay for a while until I discovered that GirlFriend 1.0 was still in my system. I tried running GirlFriend 1.0 again with GirlFriend 4.0 still installed, but GirlFriend 4.0 has a feature I didn't know about that automatically senses the presence of any other version of GirlFriend and communicates with it in some way, which results in the immediate removal of both versions. The version I have now works pretty well, but there are still some problems. Like all versions of GirlFriend, it is written in some obscure language I can't understand, much less reprogram. Frankly I think there is too much attention paid to the look and feel rather than the desired functionality. Also, to get the best connections with your hardware, you usually have to use gold-plated contacts. And I've never liked how GirlFriend is totally "object-oriented." A year ago, a friend of mine upgraded his version of GirlFriend to GirlFriendPlus 1.0, which is a Terminate and Stay Resident version of GirlFriend. He discovered that GirlFriendPlus 1.0 expires within a year if you don't upgrade to Fiancee 1.0. So he did, but soon after that, he had to upgrade to Wife 1.0, which he describes as a huge resource hog. It has taken up all his space, so he can't load anything else. One of the primary reasons he decided to go with Wife 1.0 was because it came bundled with FreeSexPlus. Well, it turns out the resource allocation module of Wife 1.0 sometimes prohibits access to FreeSexPlus, particularly the new Plug-Ins he wanted to try. On top of that, Wife 1.0 must be running on a well warmed-up system before he can do anything. Although he did not ask for it, Wife 1.0 came with MotherInLaw which has an automatic pop-up feature he can't turn off. I told him to try installing Mistress 1.0, but he said he heard if you try to run it without first uninstalling Wife 1.0, Wife 1.0 will delete MSMoney files before doing the uninstall itself. Then Mistress 1.0 won't install anyway because of insufficient resources. I will have to check on newer releases-Will keep you posted.
Happy Prospector 08/08/15 08:22pm Toy Haulers
RE: Is my 5th wheel over 12' high?

My trailer is stored 5 miles away so am trying to save a trip out there to measure. By any chance are you a woman?
Happy Prospector 08/03/15 05:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best RV Washing/Waxing Detergent?

My wife just got through washing our 5'er with McGuire's Gold Car Wash, it works great, but it took her all day to do the job. She is getting older and slowing down some but it is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of trailer maintenance as when they were younger. When you notice this, try not to yell at them. Some are overly sensitive, and there’s nothing worse than an oversensitive woman. She had to take a break when she was only half-finished washing the 5th Wheel. I tried not to make a scene. I’m a fair man. I tell her to fix herself a nice, big, cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade and just sit for a while. And, as long as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for me, too. I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support her. I’m not saying that showing this much consideration is easy. Many men will find it difficult. Some will find it impossible! Nobody knows better than I do how frustrating women get as they get older. However, guys, even if you just use a little more tact and less criticism of your aging girlfriend or wife because of this post, I will consider that writing it was well worthwhile.
Happy Prospector 08/01/15 01:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lubricating Front Jacks -

The problem I had with my 5'er jack was that there was a lack of grease on the jack screw, so what I did was I ran my legs down quite aways lifting the trailer up high, then supported the trailer with a hydraulic jack on one side, removed the landing gear drop leg and got a 1/2" x 1/2" piece of angle iron, squirted a goodly amount of grease in the corner of the angle and stick it up the landing gear leg rubbing the grease on the jack screw. Then I moved the jack over to the other side and lubed up that side.
Happy Prospector 08/01/15 07:26am Tech Issues
RE: Can windows be flipped?

If you flip your windows, when you would look outside through them, wouldn't everything look upside down?
Happy Prospector 07/27/15 06:44pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Landing gear lubrication

That would work, but you'd have to run the legs back in for best effect, to get the majority of the screw exposed to the grease. If you had the ability to support the trailer after raising it far enough, that is super. I only have one jack that will reach, but I may make something to support the other side. It isn't that much work really, remove the pin and the inner leg drops right out. You've got the right idea. I just do one leg at a time. Run both legs down, raising the trailer, put jack on frame near leg, and raise that one leg back up. Then do the other side.
Happy Prospector 07/26/15 12:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Poor water pressure

What is the condition of your water filter? Dirty and full of crud, this may be your problem.
Happy Prospector 07/26/15 12:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Landing gear lubrication

I run my legs down quite aways lifting the trailer up high, them support trailer with a hydraulic jack, remove the landing gear drop leg and get a 1/2" x 1/2" piece of angle iron, squirt a goodly amount of grease in the corner of the angle and stick it up the landing gear leg rubbing the grease on the jack screw.
Happy Prospector 07/26/15 05:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Air hose quick connect for gas?

I put in a Camco propane quick connect kit for my BBQ on the exterior of my trailer. On the BBQ side of the hose is there a problem with using air hose quick connect fittings? What could possibly go wrong here? But I saved $5.00.
Happy Prospector 07/23/15 05:42am Tech Issues
RE: Petty clock problem

I got a battery clock from Amazon some years ago that works great. The brand name was Clock-O-Matic.
Happy Prospector 07/19/15 12:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do you grease or lubricate the jack legs?

I just had a new leg delivered for my trailer and when I looked at the jack screw through the bottom of the leg I noticed that there was not much grease on the jack screw. I got a 18" piece of 3/4" angle aluminum, put some grease in the angle and greased the screw. On the leg that was still attached to the trailer, I put a hydraulic jack on the frame, raised the trailer up a bit, slid the drop leg out and slide the piece of angle up and greased the jack screw with a goodly amount of grease. I will probable do this every couple of years.
Happy Prospector 07/19/15 11:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water pump

Does it go rurb, rurb, or does it sound like rirb, rirb or might it be rurb, rirb?
Happy Prospector 07/14/15 07:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Other RV'ing falacies

Don't worry, we had a 40' trailer in that site last year.- One hour latter--- Oh yea, now I remember, that guy last year rubbed the top of his trailer on that tree too! It gets kinda hot here in July, but it is a dry heat.
Happy Prospector 07/12/15 09:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: re-direct generator exhaust

You are kidding, right?
Happy Prospector 07/10/15 04:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Brake Problem....your thoughts....SOLVED !!!

No matter what you do, when you have to drive it to a repair shop, if you have hit something, hit something cheap.
Happy Prospector 07/03/15 07:41am Tech Issues
RE: Titan Disc Brake Conversion

If you follow this link it will take you to a blogger who had it done to his trailer. I don't know if he used the same company or not but it details the installation very well.
Happy Prospector 06/16/15 07:29am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Landing Gear

When my landing gear went bad and ran slow, it was the nut on the jack shaft that was seizing up. When I took it apart it was a brass or bronze nut. No way to fixy fixy. Time for new landing leg.
Happy Prospector 06/14/15 01:26pm Fifth-Wheels
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