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RE: New Snow Birds Looking For Help

Most importantly make sure you have health insurance that covers you out of state.
lbrjet 01/30/15 08:31am Travel Trailers
RE: 2014 Sales totals

I got my oil changed the other day and this small Ford dealer had 65 2014 f150's on the lot. Almost half of the total dealer inventory. Was mind boggling. Saw a commercial yesterday for another dealer in the greater Phoenix area advertising 250 2014 F150's on their lot. Not sure what this means but it is not ordinary. The same time last year my dealer had less than 10 F150's for sale.
lbrjet 01/29/15 09:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sattalite TV

We bought the Tailgater 2 years ago. It only works with a couple of the Dish Receivers so we had to buy a 211 receiver at the same time. This receiver doesn't have a hard drive. In order to record TV shows and movies you have to add an external hard drive. Once you have all of that...it works well. Really easy to setup. The antenna only weighs 10 pounds so I read about several being stolen. I put mine on the roof and lock it to the ladder. We are happy with it. We love our tailgater. Where do you find directions on installing the external hard drive? I knew it could be done, but haven't known how. Get a USB 2.0 compatible drive, call Dish to activate the service (40 dollar one time fee), plug the hard drive into the USB port on your 211 and follow the on screen directions.
lbrjet 01/28/15 04:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tires tires tires

Whether it is 2500 or 2600 does it really matter when your axles are rated at only 2K per tire?
lbrjet 01/27/15 08:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Free online map that shows road/Interstate grades of slope?

If you have an Apple device try TopoProfiler(5 bucks). It does exactly what you want for any road in the country. If you buy it send me a PM and I will give you some tips. Best 5 bucks I ever spent.
lbrjet 01/25/15 08:52am Beginning RVing
RE: Auto battery problem

Four years out of a each battery on my last three vehicles. Just replace it and go through it again in 2019.
lbrjet 01/20/15 07:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2015 Chevy Colorado hands on impression

The payload is impressive.
lbrjet 01/18/15 01:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rant on buying an RV - long

2112, that is a very nice and generous offer.
lbrjet 01/17/15 08:08am General RVing Issues
RE: WDH - how much does it reduce tongue weight?

Yes we are.
lbrjet 01/17/15 07:56am Travel Trailers
RE: WDH - how much does it reduce tongue weight?

The WD hitch is intended to shift the trailer tongue weight from the rear wheel to the front wheels and trailer. This levels the load and improves TV steering and breaking. Jacking up the bars to shift more weight to the front axle make little sense as you are now reducing the rear wheel load. Put simply, adding the TT tongue weight to the TV causes it to sag. The WD hitch uses the bar tension to remove the sag by shifting some of the tongue weight back to the front wheels and the TT. The TV is level, the TT is level, the tongue weight has been more evenly distributed. The WD hitch is doing its job. There is nothing mysterious here. What you are missing with your explanation is that the weight moved from the rear axle to the front axle by the action of the WDH is not tongue weight, it is the same weight that was removed from the front axle when attaching the trailer. The tongue weight itself is distributed between the truck rear axle and the trailer axles. Typically 75-80% of the TW is carried on the rear axle and 20-25% is transferred to the trailer axles.
lbrjet 01/16/15 06:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Rant on buying an RV - long

I liked your post. Better luck in the future with your search.
lbrjet 01/16/15 08:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Dish Network for just the RV

The previous owner of our house had Direct TV and we just took down the dish and installed an antenna in it's place. Didn't have to rewire anything. I think the cheapest pay as go plan is about 50 bucks a month.
lbrjet 01/15/15 05:29pm Technology Corner
RE: GCWR and Tongue Weight

I guess I misunderstood your question. Yes, typically the GCWR is the base weight of the truck (not the GVWR as the previous poster said) plus the maximum tow rating. The pin weight affects the GVWR of the truck. Any weight you put in the truck (passengers, gear, fifth wheel hitch) subtracts from the tow rating pound for pound since it adds to the base weight of the truck.
lbrjet 01/12/15 01:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GCWR and Tongue Weight

Gross combined weight has nothing to do with pin/tongue weight. Hook up your trailer/fifth wheel and go to the CAT scales. Add up the weight on all of the axles. This is your gross combined weight.
lbrjet 01/12/15 09:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire Pressure Monitors

So it doesn't work by rotation. Some systems definitely work off of rotation, while others monitor the actual pressure. OP, if I understand your question correctly, the only way I would think it wouldn't work would be if the two sensors are on the same exact frequency. If your vehicle system is based off of rotation, then it wouldn't be using any frequency and the other system should work perfectly fine. "on my Ford" was implied. Since the OP had a Ford I was merely explaining that my Ford doesn't work by rotation.
lbrjet 01/10/15 01:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire Pressure Monitors

I got a low tire pressure warning on my Ford a few years ago and it turned out the spare tire was low. So it doesn't work by rotation.
lbrjet 01/10/15 10:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: travel elevation

I found the mountain directories OK for very general travel but the information was limited and a lot of highways I traveled were not in there at all. I use the IPad app TopoProfiler (5 bucks) for map routing. Set two points on the map and click profile. An elevation profile appears. Click anywhere on the profile then double click somewhere else on the profile. You can now slide either point left or right and move them to the bottom of the hill and top of the hill. It tells you the grade and distance. Move the points to the steepest section of the hill to get the steepest grade you will encounter. My mountain directories (they were not cheap) are now paper weights.
lbrjet 01/07/15 11:25am Beginning RVing
RE: What is easiest and best way to access TV on the road?

If you use Directv or Dish at home, it is easy to take one of the receivers into the RV and using either a portable dish or the Tailgater or one of the other movable satellite dishes, gain signal to it. We these, you can pick up all your satellite channels EXCEPT your locals, all over the US. If you want locals, you can pick them up within a 100-200 mile radius of home. You can also get them to set it up and change your location, but I think they will only do it a couple of times each year. If you will be moving often, this really isn't an option. DISH subscribers can change their service address to get the locals where they are as often as daily if needed. My "personal best" is five changes in one week. Got you beat. Did six changes in seven days.
lbrjet 01/07/15 08:09am Technology Corner
RE: Sequoia door-jamb sticker

Kabo, if you start a new thread in the tow vehicles section you should get some responses. Post your stickers as well.
lbrjet 01/07/15 07:53am Travel Trailers
RE: What is easiest and best way to access TV on the road?

Roy Ken, in case you didn't know most stations across the country had already been broadcasting a digital signal for many years prior to 2011. The new law simply forced broadcasters to stop sending analog signals as well. Digital broadcasting has been around a long time, as well as HD programming. We bought our first antenna back in 2006 when we got our first HDTV.
lbrjet 01/06/15 04:22pm Technology Corner
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