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RE: 2wd or 4x4?

I've owned both 2wd and 4wd trucks, I've towed with both. All 4wd means is you can get yourself out of the easy stucks. If I found the right "next" truck and it was 2wd, I'd buy it. All that being said, you "boondocking", I'd go with a 4WD.
n7bsn 03/13/17 04:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Clear QAM DVR recomendations

Hauppage WinTV USB comes to mind, along with an old Windows 7 laptop or desktop. Should be cheap on eBay. Following instructions to get the WinTV working and then open up Windows Media Center. Very nice DVR and it's free with Windows 7. I've been using their device for years, it works, it works with QAM, it works with NTSC, it works with ATSC... Plus it has scheduling software. I've loved it... until midnight tonight when my local cable-co encodes all QAM and also discontinues all NTSC content. Then it will need one of their "boxes".
n7bsn 03/13/17 04:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Clear QAM DVR recomendations

Actually it looks like you are committing a "crime". You say you "cut the cable" and are only paying for Internet. It appears WOW is your cable company, looking at their pricing structure they charge extra for getting basic channels (which they actually pay a fee to the stations they carry). If you are not paying that fee, you are defrauding them.
n7bsn 03/13/17 09:25am Tech Issues
RE: where is tire jack

many do not provide a spare tire.. so no jack or wrench... or directions.. its not a car... Never seen a 5er without a spare (mine is stored under the rig, so it's not obvious) Some sub-compacts are now coming with no spare and even no place to put a spare
n7bsn 03/13/17 09:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: where is tire jack

I've never had a jack with the 5er, even the one I bought brand new. I have a "Trailer Helper" ramp, which is similar to the "Trailer Aid" You drive up on it with the good tire and the flat tire is in the air
n7bsn 03/12/17 11:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitches

My capture plate takes almost 3 minutes to remove.. When I took mine off the all six bolts had rusted, four to the point where I twisted an allen wrench trying to break it loose. I finally cut the plate off.
n7bsn 03/09/17 05:44pm Fifth-Wheels

A thought occurred to me today From time to time people worry about having their trailer stolen. I can say this a far less and issue then travel-trailers, due to the fact that fewer thieves have 5er hitches. But even fewer have "specialty" 5er hitches. What is a specialty hitch, well, it's one where a special hitch is required. Like the Andersen Ultimate hitch that requires a ball set well above the bed. No one with a conventional hitch is going to be able to connect to the trailer without taking the Andersen adapter off it. Like the Pullrite SuperGlide, with the capture plate attached to the kingpin. With that capture plate, if you hitch to a regular hitch bad things are going to happen the first time you try to turn a corner. Taking a capture plate off can be, time consuming. Like the Pullrite ISR Superlite, which mounts an upside down ball on the trailer (kinda like an inverted Andersen).
n7bsn 03/08/17 07:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 110v and 220v

Em... What about frequency? Isn't Oz 50 Hz? That can make operating certain items like a microwave and A/C, interesting. An M-G set might be easier (motor-generator). But that would not be a small "thing"
n7bsn 02/28/17 08:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Bozeman RV Parks...

..... Unfortunately, the city of Bozeman and Gallatin County are probably the worst government entities to deal with this side of the California border. When I seriously looked into a possible tract to develop I learned it would likely cost upwards of a quarter of a million dollars to get thru the permitting process, funding the required environmental studies and paying the "impact" fees. At any time during the process, the controlling agencies could pull the rug out. There is a long history of certain council people and county legislators using the review process to put their personal preferences into the projects. Things like changing the colors, the materials, the elevations and the layouts of proposed buildings. Making wholesale changes to landscape plans, down to the choices of flowers and trees. In my opinion, to purchase a piece of property, likely costing well over one million dollars and then face the daunting task of navigating the permitting process that would take well over a year, al the time not knowing if the project would get green lighted is a fool's folly. So Bozeman continues to be an RV Park backwater. I take it you've never worked with Missoula County? ;) But I can see your point, while I haven't dealt with Gallatin county since I moved, I doubt they have gotten easier. Back years (and years) ago my Aunt & Uncle couldn't sell part of their farm to their son, unless they donated 10 percent of their land as parks (and the county got to decide which part). Despite the fact they had already actually donated land to the school district.
n7bsn 02/28/17 06:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bozeman RV Parks...

We usually stay at Bear Canyon Sunrise is too close to i-90 Just don't like the KOA out at the hotsprings Although I'd never bother going there for any game (MSU '77)
n7bsn 02/28/17 12:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Drawer glide/slide recommendations

I've got a note out to Northwood Old Duck understands, boat or marine slides have a catch or drop that keeps them from coming out accidently
n7bsn 02/21/17 10:15pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Drawer glide/slide recommendations

The silverware drawer slide open, and unlike previous times came out hard enough the drawer slide actually broke I'd like some brand/model recommendations for "boat" style glides. The cabinet mounting is fairly conventional face-frame
n7bsn 02/21/17 01:27pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Red Cliff campground in Montana

I haven't been there in years, but yes you should be able to
n7bsn 02/16/17 08:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lifted truck towing :(

The trucks components are still only rated for your GVWR i.e. your axle and brakes. The air bags reduce sag but won't increase your GVWR because of this. Hope this helps. Exactly my point, thanks You didn't say one way or the other if you also got taller tires with the lift.. (I can't imagine anyone getting a 6" lift and not also getting taller tires) If you did, did you also get new axle gearing to compensate for the taller tires? Taller tires will affect your final drive ratio and basically bog your engine down if you didn't change gears Something I forgot, yes the tow rating is based on the actual ratio of engine RPM to miles traveled, bigger tires effects that
n7bsn 02/07/17 08:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Progressive Industries EMS display brightness - annoying?

I specifically mounted mine so it was out of line-of-sight
n7bsn 02/07/17 06:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Lifted truck towing :(

Your math looks close However the airbags do not add to GVWR or CGVWG With that much lift, you might have to lift the trailer also, either that or use a drop hitch (which usually means no sway or equilizer bars) The trailer needs to be level while towing.
n7bsn 02/07/17 06:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Keyless rv lock

We've had one for several months now (we had to replace the door due to an accident) We find the keyless entry very convenient for ourselves We find it's also very convenient for the use of the group of people we normally camp with. We make certain we carry keys for the battery failure and have the wireless key fob in the tow vehicle.
n7bsn 02/06/17 07:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is this Site Declining and losing Members?

This forum's functionality is not the greatest either. For ex., I have not been able to use the percent symbol in a post and URLs of photos cannot contain a percent symbol for all of 2016. Me also (using FireFox), posts hang until time-out.
n7bsn 02/06/17 12:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is this Site Declining and losing Members?

Several people have mentioned the use of FB groups as growing. I have joined a number, but have found that on this forum, we have more knowledgeable people willing to help others. More of the FB groups have people that seem to have absolutely NO IDEA of anything to do with an RV, and everybody else saying just go for it with no clue as to the reality. I see lots of really off the wall questions that people are jumping into things without doing any research and on this forum, most posters tend to recommend going slowly and doing research. Different types of folks? I have a tendency to research anything to death before I go forward. Being a member of a couple FB groups I can agree. There I have seen people with absolutely no clue giving "absolute" advise. Like one guy that insisted there is a difference between wire for "AC" and "DC" (not voltage or current)....
n7bsn 02/06/17 12:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is this Site Declining and losing Members?

I think it is definitely declining. Some of that decline is probably attributable to the fact that forums like this in general are losing participation. Facebook, Twitter and the like have taken over the discussion market..... EVERY web based forum I've been involved with (each over a decade) is declining. The old "newsgroups" (remember them) are mostly down to a core of old-farts that just don't want to move on. "Social Media" is growing.
n7bsn 02/05/17 10:35am General RVing Issues
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