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RE: Securing Superglide hitch head?

I haven't needed he bungee cord trick but will keep it in mind. At one time I wedged a short 1/4" board between the back of the hitch and the 5th wheel to keep it from banging around when I was driving (unhitched of course). However that was only till I got around to adjusting it. I keep mine pretty tight. Once I had it so tight I could hardly move it. I decided I had gotten carried away a bit and backed it off some - but still fairly stiff. We're full time and move pretty often a good part of the year, it seems I have to tighten it up every couple of months. For others with the pullrite, is that fairly common?
nazpaz 01/02/16 06:26pm Towing
RE: Securing Superglide hitch head?

He needs to check out his manual. Look for Adjusting the Turntable Cam Arm Assembly. Here's the text: This adjustment will need to be made periodically. If you are experiencing a bump or “clunk” when starting or stopping, or if the hitch is sliding up and down the way tubes when you are not hooked up to the trailer you can perform this adjustment to reduce the noise and keep the hitch in the forward towing position when not trailering. 1. The Turntable Cam Arm Roller, {C3} needs to be kept snug against the rear edge of the of the Cam Slot (see below). 2. To adjust, loosen the Jam Nut located on the Threaded Stop Assembly {E}, under the Fifth Wheel Plate {A} (on the side facing the front of your truck). 3. Adjusting the Threaded Stop Assembly’s hex-shaped plate, will remove excessive play from between the Plastic Wear Plates and the Turntable Cam Arm Roller. 4. Turn the hex-shaped plate of the Threaded Stop Assembly by hand, adjusting incrementally, until resistance is felt when pulling the Turntable Cam Arm Assembly into the angled Cam Slot. While holding the hex-shaped plate in place, tighten the Jam Nut with a wrench. ADJUSTING THE TURNTABLE CAM ARM ASSEMBLY
nazpaz 01/02/16 04:36pm Towing
RE: Campgrounds near Wis

You might want to check out Castle Rock County Park - it's on Castle Rock Lake (swimming, fishing, boating) near Friendship - around 30 miles north of Wisconsin Dells. I reviewed it here.
nazpaz 01/02/16 02:09pm Family Camping
RE: Route planning tool ?

I use Google Maps a lot and then use my phone as a GPS, so that's Google Maps again. I finally figured out how to get a route off my PC and into my phone navigation which helps a lot. However, for long term planning...like a big route of several months I end up back on Streets & Trips because it lets you put in as many stops as you want. Google Maps won't let you have more than a few stops in a route.
nazpaz 12/18/15 09:01am Roads and Routes
RE: Winegard Carryout Power Cable

I replaced mine with a two prong trailer connector. Much better than their odd ball plug.
nazpaz 03/22/15 03:52pm Technology Corner
RE: Cell phone booster

I've been using a Wilson Sleek in conjunction with a Wilson Yagi antenna. I've been quite pleased with the performance. The Yagi provides much more gain than the little rubber duckie that comes with the Sleek. FYI, the Yagi does have to be aimed towards a cell tower with the rubber duckie doesn't. Glad to see your post. I've been using a Sleek a couple of years and just ordered a Yagi antenna to add to my capabilities when necessary. Last year we were in a few spots where we needed just a bit more than the Sleek alone and I think the Yagi will make the needed difference. In fact, we're in just that situation where we are right now. Should have gotten the Yagi today but bad weather delayed the shipment. I should be in business with it the first part of the week.
nazpaz 03/06/15 08:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Annual cost to fulltime

OK, I need to understand why if someone gives you general category amounts that apply to fulltime RVing, but doesn't want to include on a public forum, their complete monthly expenditures, they are in the wrong? We've got 9 years worth of data and I would be happy to give you averages for expenditures that pertain to fulltime RVing, but I would never share what our income is nor things like the amount we set aside for gifts to family members, or things that don't have a thing to do with RVing. Barb I say share the information you are comfortable sharing and don't worry about what others think you should or should not share. I agree that camping information is what people need - other, general expenses aren't very helpful anyway. What I do is line item the camping related stuff and then lump most of the rest together in one number. If someone finds that helpful I'm glad. If someone wants to compete and tell my how little they can spend or doesn't like how I do it that's okay with me - that's how I do it. If they want to keep records and share differently I say more power to them! :)
nazpaz 03/02/15 03:20pm Full-time RVing
RE: Annual cost to fulltime

This is exactly why it's so hard to budget a prospective ft life . Ea person lives differently certainly , but most people won't share "real "" numbers because they are afraid to be judged and hung online! I suspect other than those living in a RV to "save" money those really living a retired full time travel , golf, eat out frequently , " good life" on the road spend much more than they let on Just remember, he didn't ask people to tell him what he would spend. He asked them what they spent. No one can tell him what he will spend, but those who keep records can tell him what they spent. That's not to say whether or not that information will be especially helpful but it is an answerable question.
nazpaz 02/28/15 11:41am Full-time RVing
RE: Annual cost to fulltime

So let me change the question. What is the amount you spent to live as a full-timer last year? My goal is to come up with a rough idea/average of how much I need to have set aside before we head out on the road. I know everybody is different. That is why I want to get an average. In 2014 we averaged $3375.68 a month/$40508.16 a year in total expenses. In 2013 we averaged $3466.76 a month/$41601.12 a year in total expenses. Those figures probably are only marginally helpful because they include all kinds of expenses that won't be relevant in your planning. The ones you want are those directly related to the RV lifestyle. Then use your own figures for stuff like food, medical, indebtedness, etc. Because of that I only give line item figures related to camping in my blog expense information. Someone already posted a link to our 2014 expense sheet. You might find my post about reading other people's budgets to be helpful. I also did a recent post directed to dreamers about things to think about before going into this lifestyle. Good luck in your planning.
nazpaz 02/28/15 09:55am Full-time RVing
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