RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Search

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'Terryallan' found 1033 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 52  
Next
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: help

When I dewinterize. I hookup the city water. Turn on the bathroom faucet and let it run until the water is clear. Then I un bypass the water heater. Open the faucet again, and let the water heater fill, and I 'm dewinterized. Why would you need to do more.? BTW. I NEVER put antifreeze in the fresh tank.
Terryallan 03/03/15 06:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Questions ?

My 2014 dodge 2500 , What happens to my T P M S when I rotate my tires ? Also , why does a lower compression gas engine have more engine braking than a diesel ? Diesel compression is all on the front side. It has none on the back side. Just a big ol hole for air to rush thru.
Terryallan 03/03/15 06:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sway Controller ? for longtime towers

In truth. you may NEVER turn sharp enough while backing to bottom out, or pull out the slide. But that is why the warning is there. To prevent you from doing either. Can it happen? Yes. But you would really have to jack it in there. It is quite apparent it has happened. Or there would be no warning. Just like the waning on your hairdryer not to put it in water. Some idiot did it.
Terryallan 03/02/15 06:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Sun damage & how often to wax?

Wax is not necessary for RVs, although it does tend to make it easier to clean. I sue 303 Aerospace protectant on everything outside my TT though for UV protection. Why is it not necessary? When I wax my TT. I can visually see the difference in the paint. The waxed paint is several shades darker than the unwaxed. Waxing brings back the original color, and shine. Plus waxing takes a lot of scratches out. Yes there are tree limbs where I camp, and where I have to back thru the yard. I kept my last TT for 10 years. Friend of mine had the same year. I waxed mine once a year. He never waxed his. His looked like it was 100 years old, faded, and chalky. Mine looked like new. So IMOP. Waxing is not only necessary. But mandatory. I like my stuff to feel slicky too.
Terryallan 02/28/15 06:01pm Beginning RVing
RE: Pulling a Travel Trailer across I70

My wife and I are newbie fulltimers and are going to Denver in May.We are going to Utah via I70.We are pulling a 32' Ultra Light Rockwood Windjammer7500 lbs loaded with a 2012 Ford F150 twin turbo eco boost with trailer package.Is this doable across the rockies? Any concerns Why wouldn't it? You are well UNDER the rating for the truck. A turbo does not lose HP, or Torque at the higher elevations. Interstate grades are not real bad. So going UP is not an issue. I would however start down at a very conservative speed, and a low gear. like 2nd. Remember. It is easier to keep the speed down, and rig under control, than it is to get it back after you have lost speed control. The engine will hold you back pretty good if you use the low gears.
Terryallan 02/27/15 09:41am Towing
RE: Hung walls or ??

Looked it up best I could. Seems the hung panels are considered easier to repair, less chance of rotting, and are lighter than the laminated fiberglass, and wood. As for strength. Seems they are split on that. That is all I could find. Not really sure of the source. My Apex has neither. It is built with AZDEL. Laminated, but with no wood in it.
Terryallan 02/26/15 01:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Newbie question: 5th wheel with no factory prep?

What does the 5th wheel package contain? Other than a hitch?
Terryallan 02/26/15 12:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Aux Small Propane Burner For Outside

http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Masterbuilt-Cooker-Stand&i=428774 ..http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Camp-Chef-Pro-30-Single-Burner-Stove-SB30D&i=707266....http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=King-Kooker-10-Gallon-Cast-Iron-Jambalaya-Pot-w/Cooker-Package&i=438436............ Ok it appears they didn't link but there are many single burner stoves at Gander Mountain, Northern tool, and Dicks Sporting goods.
Terryallan 02/26/15 09:18am Tech Issues
RE: Problems with buying 3-1/2 hours away

So , is anyone using a non selling dealer for warranty work? Actually I did for the fridge recall. AND I was at my local dealer to get a new light I broke. Found out they had started selling the brand of TT I have. He told me. IF you need any thing just bring it here. We will take care of it, and forest River will pay us for it. Will not hesitate to take him up on it.
Terryallan 02/25/15 07:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Problems with buying 3-1/2 hours away

I'd go with who ever made the best price, and you felt has the best service. In reality, Unless you really get a lemon. It shouldn't have to go back more than once. I have had 2 new TTs. Both had to go back only once for warranty work, and one of them was recalled. As for as the local guy doing the service. Yes they will. They will do what they get paid for. No matter where you bought it. My only caution about buying far away. Make sure the dealer is in the same state. Easier to tag, and title is in the same state you live in.
Terryallan 02/25/15 06:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Narrow driveway, pull in or back in?

Might be a wash but I would be inclined to pull it in and back it out. Consider what side you want the door on while parked. Prolly won't make the turn pulling in. The TT tires will never hit his driveway
Terryallan 02/25/15 03:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Narrow driveway, pull in or back in?

In truth. It will be easier to back it in than pull it in. You will need less room. Just line up the rear of the TT with the drive as close as possible. In other words. Come down the road on the same side of the drive, and as the TT passes it pull to the other side of the road. That will angle the TT toward the hole, and make hitting it easier. Getting the TT lined up with the hole is over half the battle. then all you have to do is follow it in. This from experience, as I have to back out of the road, thru the drive, and between a tree, and a flower garden. They are less than 10' apart. Then I have to turn, and go down the side of the house, turn again and go thru a fence gate, and while going thru the gate, turn and go under the TT shed which sits long ways beside the fence. Not that hard to do going backwards. But would NEVER happen going forward.
Terryallan 02/25/15 09:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie question on mirrors

You can get the strap on mirrors. They allow you to see what is beside of you. Yes sometimes they vibrate a little. But you can still see something coming up on you. As for seeing the back bumper of the TT from the cab. I can't see the back bumper of the while standing at the front corner. So that don't bother me. What is behind me is not important. Only what is coming up beside me.
Terryallan 02/24/15 12:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Interstates versus secondary roads

It appears there is no winner. The people that ignore the speed limit believe it is their right to break the law and speed, and somehow think a law abiding driver should get a ticket for driving correctly. And will never accept they can get cited for driving with the flow. Yes the flow can be stopped and ticketed Been there done that. On the other hand. The ones driving the speed limit know they are doing no wrong. So lets just let it go at that.
Terryallan 02/24/15 12:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cherokee NC KOA

Yep. It is a twisty road out to it. Be careful, and you should make it ok.
Terryallan 02/24/15 09:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Interstates versus secondary roads

From I read here most of you folk would want me to pull over if I am in front of a string of traffic that went thru a stop light 3 miles ago so they can go on even though all are spaced out as they should be and running at posted speed limit on a two lane road. I often encounter this half mile long string on my local US-50. As I see it some are not making sense. Do as you wish, but be aware that in Montana (and some other states) if a Highway Patrol Officer sees you at the front of a long string of vehicles (4 or 5 or more), and you don't pull over and let them pass when it is safe to do so, you just might get a ticket! That IS the law! Good luck. If I am running the speed limit and he gives me a ticket. My lawyer will have him for lunch. And the Judge will share the meal. In other words. It won't hold up.. Yep.... I don't care which state, you can't impede traffic if driving the speed limit. I think you could be in for a surprise on that! If you are the front of the line and not a vehicle in sight in front of you, and 10 to 20 vehicles behind you you just might get a ticket if not a warning. If not in a hurry and want to drive the speed limit or less, then be considerate and pull over. If you don't like to pull over do like me and go with the flow. It is amazing when you go with the flow (within reason), it is relaxing in that while there are vehicles behind you and in front of you you will find there is not the big race to get around you when you do come up to a passing lane.. "Impeding" would be driving under the speed limit. If driving at posted speed and traffic is piling up, everyone behind at some point was speeding. If One pulls over at the speed limit and everyone passes, they are speeding. We all know that most drivers exceed the posted limits, that does not mean the person driving the limit is wrong. All I'm saying is no judge would charge anyone for driving the speed limit regardless. Hope you never need to test your theory, mine is i won't be cited for speeding while going with the flow. :S On a similar topic. Years ago I was driving (in my car, no trailer) on I90 from Spokane to Seattle, while near Ritzville the right lane was very rough and rutted, extremely light traffic, so I moved to the left lane with the cruse set at 70 in a 65 zone. About 10 miles down the road, saw two WSP (Washington State Patrol) car sitting under an overpass. Didn't change anything 70 mph left lane. #%(*^*%#%(*&)(+&, one of them pulled out as I passed and pulled me over! Got the standard question "Do you know why i pulled you over?". Well I had the cruse at 70, but figured that would not warrant a ticket. No I was pulled over for traveling in the left lane while not passing! I got off with a warning., just saying! :B But you were NOT cited for impeding traffic, only for being in the wrong lane. As to your GO WITH the FLOW theory. Several years ago we were going with the flow. We went by a Speed cop on the side. He didn't move. We thought we were OK. A mile down the road. Another speed cop was standing in the road waving over ALL the vehicles going with the FLOW. The FLOW ALL got speeding tickets. About 15 of us. So you go with the FLOW. I will go with the speed limit. Experience teaches, IF you are willing to learn. NEVER believe they can't get all of you. Cause they can. They can stop the FLOW real easy.
Terryallan 02/24/15 06:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Interstates versus secondary roads

From I read here most of you folk would want me to pull over if I am in front of a string of traffic that went thru a stop light 3 miles ago so they can go on even though all are spaced out as they should be and running at posted speed limit on a two lane road. I often encounter this half mile long string on my local US-50. As I see it some are not making sense. Do as you wish, but be aware that in Montana (and some other states) if a Highway Patrol Officer sees you at the front of a long string of vehicles (4 or 5 or more), and you don't pull over and let them pass when it is safe to do so, you just might get a ticket! That IS the law! Good luck. If I am running the speed limit and he gives me a ticket. My lawyer will have him for lunch. And the Judge will share the meal. In other words. It won't hold up.
Terryallan 02/23/15 05:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Interstates versus secondary roads

Texas made it easy on most secondary (non 4 lane roads) roads. Most of the secondary had broad even shoulders and anytime someone would come up behind me going over 55, as long as the shoulder was clear up ahead, I'd move over and let those behind me pass. and those fools in Texas expected me to pull my 30+ ft motorhome with a 17 ft toad behind it totaling over $150,000 over onto the narrow unknown quality shoulder so they could pass me with their $3,000 crosley? I don't think so. bumpy Gee bumpy. We pulled our 80,000lb, 47', trailer over on those shoulders, and let other trucks pass us. Way longer, way heavier, and way more expensive than a MH. However I do understand not wanting to do it. I always tried to make sure no one caught us on those roads,. Can't pass what you can't catch. First time I drove into the valley on one of the roads where such things went on. I looked down the road, and 2 trailer trucks were coming straight at me. I thought OK no problem. Then I looked closer, and there was a big truck PARKED on the shoulder, on my side of the road. Guess what. that is where we met. 4 trailer truck passing side by side on a 2 lane road. We made it. But it was close. Dad sitting in the buddy seat. Said just as calm. You gonna hit this one. I said, I'd rather hit that one than one of these over here. But we made it. From then on. I made sure no one caught me. But it is cool how they just move over and let you go. Texas is a very friendly place.
Terryallan 02/21/15 06:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Interstates versus secondary roads

IF I am doing the speed limit on a back road. I AM the flow of traffic.
Terryallan 02/20/15 07:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Warning - Firearm Carriers - Avoid New Jersey

So there is GOOD news. A bill was introduced in to Congress to allow Reciprocity for gun laws. Meaning, If you are legal in your state. Legal in all. Hasn't passed yet though
Terryallan 02/19/15 07:16pm Roads and Routes
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 52  
Next


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2015 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS