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RE: Cougar landing gear fuse.

Assuming it is like my Cougar, it is an inline fuse holder, with a plastic cover. Open the cover and find a blade fuse inside. I've blown mine a couple of times. Looks like this. It is the little black module dead center in this pic. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HUZG2PFxaWA/T9N8osrt6tI/AAAAAAAAB2o/5j47Tu_UK58/s640-Ic42/DSCN2231.JPG Had the same problem with my cougar. Once I found it I kept a supply of fuses on hand. Then I bought a reset-able fuse from Amazon.(Bussmann (BP/CB211-30-RP) 30 Amp Type-I ATM Mini Circuit Breaker) It auto resets and it wasn't that expensive. Best wishes, randy
byrdr1 08/27/15 06:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer Life subscription

Got mine this week and the only thing I really read anymore is the 10 minute tech page.
byrdr1 07/30/15 11:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Genny Exhaust From PU Bed

I CARRY MY GEN IN THE FRONT OF MY LONG BED TRUCK AND (sorry caps) use the 20-25 ft long 30a extension and a 50a to 30a converter cord. MY gen sits about 5 foot from the nose of my camper and then my bedroom is behind the closet and nose of this thing. the CO detector is mounted on the wall towards the front of the camper. I would do this if I had too. BUT so far its only been trial runs. been trying to figure out a way to have this working while going down the road. randy
byrdr1 07/30/15 08:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Did I Just Fry My Appliances?

The repair bill for our daughter and son-in-law's 5th wheel was $7500+ due to a dropped neutral in the RV's power cord that applied 240VAC to all of the 120VAC loads. They had power protection, but it plugged into the pedestal. Since the fault was downstream of the power protection, it was undetected. They now have a hard-wired PI system that monitors the power just as it goes into the 5th wheel's breaker box. In your case, the horse is already out of the barn, but HERE is a 1-page explanation of RV 50 amp service. Rusty Nice page, you got one for the 30amp circuits that would be a good sticky on anyone's page. Those basic I & II electronic/electricity courses at the local community college while trying to get an industrial manager degree have sure paid off for me through the years. To the original poster sorry for your problems a TV and microwave are easy to replace, glad nothing else was messed up bad. thanks, randy
byrdr1 07/29/15 08:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I made a rookie move... Always tip your awning at night!

We've straightened many of those tubes. All it takes is tripod pipe stands or good sawhorses at each end, then a couple of big guys to put their weight to it. Sorry to hear you got caught with a forgetful moment! I was going to say the same thing. I have helped straighten out 2 over the last few years. We used a 2x4 with a 2x4 nailed to the top and then pulled each end until more or less straightened out. You have to be slow and careful but it can be done and at no major expense. This idea will work and lesson learned. randy
byrdr1 07/24/15 06:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Dog breed descrimination - showing up late un-announced

Nothing to add as I have the little dogs. BUT We do have a friend who has a GS and she is most mild manner dog I have come across. She was a working & now retired LEO\Military dog who has a bad case of PTSD. BUT with me she is always mild and even tempered. She is deathly afraid of thunder storms and things like that. She likes my two dogs and is very patient with them. So I feel your pain. but just remember its their campground they makes the rules but always check ahead of time.
byrdr1 07/17/15 05:48am RV Pet Stop
RE: Update 5th Wheel - Hitch issue

I have a checklist too, she follows me around and makes sure everything is done right. BUT I do follow a list to hook up and unhook. I did not last year around this time as we had the grandson with us. I about had her pull the truck out from under the hitch without putting landing gear down. The grandson threw me out of my routine and i was so worried about him i forgot to follow procedures. I am talking about 1 inch or less. I was yelling stop stop stop. he was crying because I was yelling. I told her keep her foot on the brake and don't do nothing until i could get the gears down. As soon as i got the gears down I had her put the parking brake on and told her come get him and I'll finish up with her watching HIM. Love him to pieces but it just about cost me a tail gate and bed of my truck. its easy to get complacent. randy
byrdr1 07/14/15 02:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Dump Sites on Inter. 85 in the Charlotte area

NC RV Dump Sites SaniDump site
byrdr1 07/10/15 11:28am Travel Trailers
RE: WLS and Camping

If you had done it earlier it would not have worked as YOU were not mentally ready Thanks, you are most likely correct in this statement. I spent almost as much time researching this as I did when we were looking for a 5er. randy
byrdr1 07/10/15 07:11am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Best place to purchase a Honda Generator online

Best Price HONDA Damn...., I just hurt myself. That is a good price. randy
byrdr1 07/09/15 09:13am Tech Issues
RE: Shorter Warranty - Interested?

Interesting. I have only one warranty problem with my 5er and it was recall so that might be not a warranty issue. The things that have gone wrong with camper I have fixed myself. Frig control panel replaced, kitchen counter top and sink replaced(my fault) 4 tires(well that should be a warranty issue but its not), various little things(cabinet screws are always coming lose) here and there that i have fixed or replaced. BUT if i could have saved that amount of money i would have done it. randy
byrdr1 07/09/15 07:23am General RVing Issues

I use a fuse inline for my jumper just for extra protection. I would only use the flasher if I needed help or were awaiting an emergency crew to get to camper. randy
byrdr1 07/09/15 06:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Father/ daughter 89 Ford Ranger restoration complete (pics)

My dad helped me rebuild a 1966 Datsun Pickup engine. Some of the best times and some of the worse times. BUT the memories are still there. He's been gone for around 34 years now. Enjoy these memories, she'll grow up on you real quick. randy
byrdr1 07/09/15 06:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Motorcycling & Truck Camping around Wytheville VA

KOA, Fancy Gap, VA its a little ways south from Wytheville but not far and right next to the Blue Ridge parkway. The parkway boarders the campground property. Nice area to see and close to your requested travels. I have never had a bad experience camping here. ITS right off I-77 too. just south of Wytheville. randy
byrdr1 07/08/15 11:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: WLS and Camping

Thanks you all. This is what I needed to hear. real life experiences. I gave up diet Mt. Dew about this time last year and I was 3-4 12 packs a week drinker. NOW I have one in the last 2 weeks. BUT I have drank plenty of Crystal light tea mix and water. I have lost close to 25 lbs in the last 3 months just modifying my diet and watching what I eat as I get ready for this journey. The wife is on board as are my 3 kids. So I have a strong support system. I know based on other's experiences I will wish I had done this earlier in my life. BUT it is what it is. Thanks again, randy randy
byrdr1 07/07/15 02:18pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Cane Creek Park, Waxhaw NC

Try Dan Nichols county park outside of Salisbury. http://www.rowancountync.gov/GOVERNMENT/Departments/ParksRecreation/DanNicholasPark.aspx KOA south of NC/SC off I-77 near carowinds, http://koa.com/campgrounds/charlotte/ also carowinds has a campground too. https://www.carowinds.com/places-to-stay/carowinds-camp-wilderness-resort Crosswinds campground is near Salisbury too. http://crosswindsfamilycampground.com/ these are just a few that might be closer. PLUS the racetrack has a campground near the Tom Johnson RV store. randy
byrdr1 07/07/15 07:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Am I Crazy?

If its at a camping world and you are really ready to buy it, ask them to transfer it for you to your closest CW. The EQ is a good hitch set up. You could do it like it needs to be done and if the dealership is a good one they will set up right first time. RVW is where I bought several items for my TT and now my 5er some of the best online prices and the shipping is free if over a certain amount of money is spent. I hope everything works out for you and your family. randy
byrdr1 07/07/15 07:07am General RVing Issues
WLS and Camping

you ask what is WLS? I am opening up on here to see if anyone has any thing they can add to my journey and its all camping related. WLS is Weight Loss Surgery. I am scheduled for this surgery later this month. Its the newest procedure SIPS. I am only asking what do you do if you have had this as far as camping eating goes. Basically I know what I cant eat going forward and I know what I can eat going forward but how do you handle it for the rest of the family and just plan ole' what do you eat now versus what you did eat. I am not throwing this out for a discussion of should of, could of, etc. This decision was not made haphazardly, its the end of over 2 years of study, research, soul searching and I have done all the should of's and could of's. Its a jump start to a healthier life style. So even if you have had this and want to keep it on the down low, message me. I am really excited for this journey to start and spend more quality time with my family. So this is why I ask. I have 3 trips the rest of this year, This is why I have not camped in over 3 months now. I just really want to KNOW what has changed other than the eating habits. better or worse let me know. thanks and if you Believe or not, thoughts and prayers are appreciated. randy
byrdr1 07/07/15 07:03am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Steadyfast Install

i did mine a few years back. i spent more time hunting up the tools to the job. used my redneck creeper to work under the camper. my biggest problem was the back side due to slide out bike rack. I had to have those two pieces welded on. that took me an extra week to get it to my welder and he have the time to work on it. took him like 15 minutes to do it. then we put the back side on in 10 minutes. randy
byrdr1 07/02/15 11:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tanglewood RV Park Clemmons NC

MANY sites are VERY un-level, worst I've ever seen. After our first stay, we made site changes for later visits. If I were at home with the computer, I'd send photos and info, but unfortunately don't have access. It's a nice park. Two suggestions: Google the campground name and RV Park Reviews. A person posted site number info in May 2014, and said 10 to 23, and 38 to 43 were level. So you may be fine. Or try calling the CG directly and say you want to be sure it's a level site. The person who answers the phone may be helpful. I thought they just reopened after a major remodel and update of the whole campground? Randy
byrdr1 06/18/15 08:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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