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RE: How Do You Transport Your Portable Generators?

I get a really bad vision every time I read that someone carries a supply of gas on a front or for that matter rear hitch rack. You've been watching too many movies. The big boom and a big fire from the simple act of a vehicle hitting a gas can does NOT happen in real life. If your "really bad vision" involves you crying over the spilled gas, which is a tragedy in and of itself considering how much gas costs, then I heartfully retract my previous statements. I don't watch movies or watch much TV because I can't hear them so I guess I mised the boom. A plastic gas can on a front or rear carrier stands a good chance of being compressed to the point of rupture in a collision. Because of the compression pressure you won't get a leak you will get a spray and a spray will ignite with just a spark, fuel air bomb. Just saying.
Raften 10/28/14 01:51pm Truck Campers
RE: used tires good or bad idea??

If you did not get the wheels also they sound too expensive with just 30 percent left. Since you mentioned valve stems I guess you got the wheels. I run used tires on well loaded utility trailers however I take care in selecting them, load range D always.
Raften 10/26/14 05:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: How Do You Transport Your Portable Generators?

Yup bc I hear you and understand. Better to drive away from a fuel/air bomb if a collision from the rear happens instead of into one. Just saying.
Raften 10/26/14 02:10pm Truck Campers
RE: How Do You Transport Your Portable Generators?

I get a really bad vision every time I read that someone carries a supply of gas on a front or for that matter rear hitch rack.
Raften 10/26/14 12:06pm Truck Campers
RE: old school observation.... tire whacker

I am a tire thumper on the DRW. Two weeks ago I thumped them befor departing And thumped one set again when I heard a very slight difference that I might have just put down to just the angle of the contact with the hammer. However I broke out the gauge and the inner was down to 20 psi. Durn valve extender leak again. Point is the thump difference was slight so thumping may not be the best way to spot trouble but it helps.
Raften 10/24/14 12:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: DRW regrets?

My biggest gripe about a DRW is filling and checking tires.
Raften 10/24/14 12:36pm Truck Campers
RE: 20% Bio Fuel at Flying J/Pilot

Like down home said, use a biocide. I forgot to last winter and payed the price in clogged fuel filters. Except for the very basic diesel engines a fuel pressure gauge is a very important item, bio diesel or not. Around 8,000 gallons of B100 run thru my Dodge and others, no problems other than the ones I caused.
Raften 10/22/14 02:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: 20% Bio Fuel at Flying J/Pilot

Jnharley, that is a lot of stuff to replace, what truck do you have? With the exception of injectors, I have a hard time understanding why.
Raften 10/21/14 11:23am General RVing Issues
RE: 20% Bio Fuel at Flying J/Pilot

I am shocked to learn that switching around between B20,B5,and Bzero will cause the most problems. What problems, details please.
Raften 10/20/14 08:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: 20% Bio Fuel at Flying J/Pilot

I am curious, what would Dodge do to convert a Cummins from B5 max to B20 max. This whole B5/B20 thing just seems like legal CYA.
Raften 10/20/14 10:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer Mover?

Give us updates, got to wonder if it will have enough torque. I have a ParkIt 360 in Sac if you want to see it for any ideas.
Raften 10/14/14 09:14pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 20% Bio Fuel at Flying J/Pilot

Ok turtle, you opened it so you need to expound on it. It being there is a "not even close" fuel system difference between a medium duty truck and a OTR truck. A teaching moment awaits.
Raften 10/14/14 01:13am General RVing Issues
RE: How often do you check your Truck's tire pressure?

While I use a IR often I am not sure I want to depend on it too much. I have been doing a lot of 300 mile trips lately pulling a cargo trailer and cargo in the bed instead of a TC. Last week I shot the tires as usual at my destination and noted a slightly higher temp on one of the inside wheels. Upon checking with a gauge imagine my surprise it only had 20 psi. Another leaky valve stem extender. IR is great for trailer bearings and tires but a little sketchy for a DRW without a big load. Same with thumping, while that tire did thump different it was not enough to set off a mental alarm. Just saying.
Raften 10/11/14 04:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Before a trip should I turn off the water of my house?

I shut down gas and water, quake country.
Raften 10/10/14 11:54am Beginning RVing
RE: How often do you check your Truck's tire pressure?

10-4 on the pencil gauge Mark. I too have a assortment in the door pocket but that is the one I use. I have not seen the locking chucks before, The lever type have never worked well for me. Got a source addy?
Raften 10/10/14 10:41am Truck Campers
RE: How often do you check your Truck's tire pressure?

Often on the duals as I have extenders and they can leak. I also thump the duals pretty often for the same reason.
Raften 10/09/14 09:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Lance 1181, First Impressions Wrong

There was a time when Jim Allen was running the shop you went to you would have come away feeling a lot better.
Raften 10/08/14 09:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Tuna Burgers...

My dogs love Cosco salmon burgers. Of course they love a tasty gopher also.
Raften 10/07/14 09:24pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Recycling Plastic Bags

Don't think so, CA is about to ban most kinds. Drive down CA highway and they are every where on the side of the road. Give them to your dog owner friends for poop.
Raften 10/04/14 02:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: 20% Bio Fuel at Flying J/Pilot

Pretty strange koda, I have run B100 with FleetGuard filters 100,000 miles with no problems other than ones I caused.
Raften 10/02/14 08:29pm General RVing Issues
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