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RE: How many knots per hour does your TT get?

I especially like his helm seating, but I hope he has a spotter on the starboard bow.
phillyg 04/19/15 12:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rear springs wearing out too soon ???

Had an interesting conversation with the guy who just replaced my boat trailer springs. He said most spring sets come from China and are made from scrap steel we send to them. Boat trailer springs used in FL year round in salt water used to last about 7 years; now he sees they're about done in 3 years. He had a source for US made springs but they are very expensive. I'm guessing all RV mfgrs. source their springs from China.
phillyg 04/19/15 12:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ceiling water stain

Spray hot Oxyclean/water on the stain and suck it out with an upholstery attachment from a carpet steam cleaner.
phillyg 04/19/15 12:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing a Fifth Wheel

Triple check that the hitch locks on the pin; don't ask me why I know. Always do a pull test, i.e., manually set the FW brakes on the controller and tap the accelerator to ensure the hitch is locked; again, don't ask me why I know. Otherwise, I think you'll find the FW tows easier than a TT, boat or utility trailer.
phillyg 04/15/15 09:51pm Towing
RE: Tire blow out trailer

I'm glad you and your family are okay. Oops, I just put Westlake tires on my boat trailer. Was talking to another RV'er and he told me his new Cardinal blew a tire in the first 1,000 miles but I didn't catch the tire brand.
phillyg 04/14/15 07:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cardinal 5th wheel

I don't consider any FR product a true 4-season RV. You'd probably need to go to something like Teton or Mobile Suites to g that will keep you warm and not burn thru a lot of propane in the dead of winter.
phillyg 04/14/15 07:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Another Blowout Report

I suspect the tire age had more to do with the blowout than the debris.
phillyg 04/14/15 07:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for a Lively Resort, Florida Gulf Coast

Haha, haha, a lively place in SWFL? All the resorts I've been to down here are filled with lots of really old people. I'm 65 and I call them old. Not saying they can't get up and move around but most sports include playing Bridge and sewing.
phillyg 04/14/15 07:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Salesman "It's 1/2T towable"

At this point in time, a 1/2t designation is merely a marketing tool to differentiate it from larger trucks. So, anyone who states they'd never use a 1/2t to pull, say, a 10,000lb FW is missing the big picture IMHO. Today's 1/2t trucks are, for the most part, the equivalent of a 3/4t truck.
phillyg 04/13/15 07:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Clearance between top of bed rails / bottom of 5er at hitch

5-6" is usually enough.
phillyg 04/13/15 07:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hey DOC! I got some of Calvin's Advantix on me ...

That stuff doesn't kill fleas immediately so I hope you can you scratch an ear with one of your legs.
phillyg 04/09/15 07:04pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Capture plate for super glide

There are different capture plates and attachment methods for different pin boxes. My old one only had one set screw and nylon "pad". The set screw essentially pulled the plate forward. Seemed real rinky-dink but it never fell off, nor should yours. Can't tell you how to reaffix it without knowing which type it is.
phillyg 04/09/15 06:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rubber Roofs

I had a really old Class C with a one-piece sheet aluminum roof and two MHs with rubber roofs, both over 12 years old when sold. Never had problems with any of them. Rubber, I think, has proved itself over the years.
phillyg 04/07/15 01:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How long before you're considered a resident of a state?

I used to be in the business of advising folks about domicile/residency. The differences between states are great and I haven't kept up for several years. It's best if you maintain an address in the state you believe and intend to be your legal domicile. Register to vote, have its driver's license, pay taxes, have professional connections, even a library card, all of which can help prove your domicile if questioned. Under the circumstances you provide, your employment taxing state needs to be established up front. Perhaps the human resources department (except as noted below) of your employer at the moment can assist or send you in the right direction. One thing that is important in domicile is your intent. For example, do you intend to be a resident of state A, but work temporarily in state B with no intent to reside in state B for more than C days, and be able to prove it? You will definitely have to check out each state's domicile requirements. When I recently moved to FL from VA, I found FL's requirements online rather easily. Quick story about how things can get screwed up. I changed jobs within the US govt. in 2010 while I was a resident of VA. Some knucklehead human resources person coded my state tax withholding to go to MA. I only discovered it after over $4,000 was sent to MA. I just received last week a check from MA for the full amount. MA is very aggressive about collecting their taxes and insisted I earned wages there in 2010 (I haven't been in MA for over 30 years). The amount of paperwork and evidence I had to provide MA was extensive and at one point I though the money was gone for good. The moral of the story is to always ensure you line up everything up front so you never, ever get into a situation as did I.
phillyg 04/07/15 12:54pm Full-time RVing
RE: Carrying Weapons North of the Border

CN is very restrictive and I find the rules confusing. Can you instead have your weapon(s) shipped to a gun shop in AK for your to pick up there?
phillyg 04/07/15 11:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Honda accord

Depends on the year and I've been out of 4-down towing for a while. Last I checked in 2005 my Accord was towable.
phillyg 04/07/15 11:28am Dinghy Towing
RE: unhitching

I agree with Hiking. I'm not familiar with the Curt hitch, but I'd think there's at least a fraction of an inch play at the point where the trailer comes off the hitch plate before it starts lifting the truck, and that's the sweet spot. I have a simple Reese hitch and there's about 1/4" of play where I can release easily. Anything less or more makes the release difficult or impossible.
phillyg 04/07/15 11:25am Towing
RE: Pressure Washer --- First Time Buyer

I'd also suggest gas over electric, but if you go electric get the biggest one you can buy. And, never, ever, ever loan out your pressure washer. They are subject to abuse/breakdowns and you don't want to ruin a good friendship over one.
phillyg 04/07/15 11:20am Tech Issues
RE: Age Restricted Communities

There are many restrictive stick/brick and RV communities in FL. I live in a deed restricted community where I cannot store my boat or RV in my yard and where I have to get a permission slip to load/clean said boat/RV, in my driveway, for up to three days each year. I also need a permission slip to hold a yard sale and even with that, can only put up two signs. I'm not complaining at all because I researched the restrictions well before signing a purchase contract. There are many other communities and RV parks in FL where requirements are non-existent or not nearly so strict, so I suggest you look for those places that you believe will better fit your lifestyle rather than expect some rules might be bent, because you'll probably end up complaining about the restrictive conditions all the time.
phillyg 04/07/15 11:15am Beginning RVing
RE: Batteries

If you don't boondock you can get by with one battery. If you boondock just a bit a couple of combo starter/deep cycle batteries will do and are relatively inexpensive. I wouldn't invest in AGMs or golf cart batteries unless I was far off the grid and using solar.
phillyg 04/06/15 10:29am Fifth-Wheels
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