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RE: How do I get aerial photos of various addresses?

Actually, I just looked at instantstreetview.com again and it uses an API to Google Maps so it is just a shortcut to Google Maps' street views. Does Google Maps show more recent photos of your street then instantstreetview.com? If so, Google must not release their latest photos to all. Yes, Google Maps shows my house with the shrubs I planted late last summer; so they are not over a year old. ryoung
ryoung 08/16/16 07:18pm Technology Corner
RE: How do I get aerial photos of various addresses?

I now use. http://www.instantstreetview.com/ I opened the above site and entered my address. My house is two years old and it wasn't there. I rotated the street view to my neighbors house across the street, which was built 8 years ago, and it's not there either. Just empty building lots. The house next to his appears, but it was built 10 years ago. Not much use using data that's 8 years old. I'll stick with Google Maps. ryoung
ryoung 08/14/16 07:48pm Technology Corner
RE: Metal camper step shocked my dog!

After reading 7 pages on this subject, I have decided that this guy is pulling your leg. Doesn't know the difference between volts and amps, nor what a GFCI is, etc. What's worse you have been telling him how to troubleshoot the problem when he knows absolutely nothing about electricity. He admitted that himself. A very dangerous thing to be doing. Only one or two gave him the correct advice, and that is to get a qualified person to find and repair the problem. Sharing knowledge is great under the right circumstances, but this is not the time and place. ryoung
ryoung 08/13/16 07:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: TC with Aux fuel tank

As previously said it all depends on the tank measurements, especially the front to back distance, as this will determine how far back the camper will set in the bed. This may set the COG of the camper out of the range listed for the truck. Also it will put more of the load on the rear suspension. With the TC and truck that is listed in my signature, I had an 30 gallon aux diesel tank that took up 10 inches of bed space. No problems with COG location and with the dually and light camper there was no weight problem. Just be sure that you have a steel frame built and installed in the bed that is sufficient enough to prevent damage to the tank. ryoung I no longer own the TC and truck in my signature.
ryoung 08/13/16 05:05pm Truck Campers
RE: How to connect RV batteries together

For safety's sake I find it amazing that one doesn't know which terminal to disconnect first and which terminal to reconnect first but can post what a balanced hook up is. ryoung
ryoung 08/13/16 09:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Understanding COG

But where do you take the measurement on your truck? Most trucks that are approved for camper hauling will have a booklet listing the points of measurement to determine the longitudinal position for the COG point of the camper. This range of distance varies according to the trucks configuration, ie; cab type, seating type, engine type, etc. Use the info in the booklet that comes with the truck or find it online from the manufacturer. Anything, else is just guessing. ryoung I no longer own the truck and TC in my signature.
ryoung 08/13/16 09:15am Truck Campers
RE: Foam Board Bed Mat For Torklifts

When I had my TC I used foam board with the cutouts for the fifth wheel hitch rails. Never had a problem and saw no compression after years of usage. Just make sure its the high density rigid foam that is used to insulate concrete slab floors. Think it comes in 2" and 3" thicknesses. ryoung I know longer own the TC and truck in my signature.
ryoung 08/01/16 05:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Short camper in a long bed

You need to consider the specific location of the camper COG and the longitudinal limits that are listed for the trucks COG. This is the only way to answer the question. Considering what I did with my last camper, I really don't see a problem. I had a 9ft 6in Lance 915 set 10 inches back in my long bed dually. I mounted an across the bed 30 gallon aux diesel tank in that 10 inch space. The COG of the camper was still well within the limits listed for the truck. And the total weight of truck with loaded camper and full fuel tanks was 400 lbs below the GVWR. No suspension mods were needed. http://i.imgur.com/RKnN3Ycl.jpg ryoung
ryoung 07/09/16 05:43pm Truck Campers
RE: new traffic law in tn

If drivers cannot comprehend what the signs "SLOWER TRAFFIC KEEP RIGHT" or "SLOWER TRAFFIC USE RIGHT LANE" means, no amount of new laws are going to solve the problem. ryoung
ryoung 07/03/16 10:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Truck Camper & 5th Wheel

I no longer have either the TC or the 5th wheel, but had them both at the same time for quite a few years. Used the TC for the long sightseeing trips such as Alaska and the west coast on multiple visits. Used the fifth wheel for wintering in Florida for 5 months and used it locally when camping with our camping club that we belonged to. You are correct when you say:" using whichever RV is best for the situation." It worked for me. I even had an aux. 30 gallon across front of the bed fuel tank installed, which didn't affect hauling the TC nor the fifth wheel. ryoung I no long own the TC and truck in my signature.
ryoung 06/30/16 06:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Washington & Oregon Sights One Should See

Smith Rocks State Park north of Redmond OR, east of the Cascades, is one of my favorites. ryoung
ryoung 06/25/16 05:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Big rig friendly or Truck camper?

I went to Alaska in 2007. I also didn't want to tow the big 5th wheel, so looked around for a TC. Not many TCs here in the midwest, couldn't find a good used one, so I bought a new one. Made the trip with another couple who also had a TC. We had lot of fun. A very enjoyable trip. Plus we were able to put the truck and TC on the Alaska marine ferry in Skagway and got off in Bellingham WA four days later. Our total trip was over 10k miles. We used our fifth wheel primarily for wintering in Florida, but in 2009 bought a park model. So no longer needing 2 RVs the easy choice was to keep the TC. In those 7 years, we have traveled extensively in the TC. A very easy, fun and cheap way to see the USA. We downsized and moved last year and got rid or the truck and TC. Big mistake. ryoung I know longer own the truck and TC in my signature.
ryoung 06/20/16 07:30pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Your biggest truck camper mistake?

I no longer own a truck camper...that was my biggest mistake, selling it. Calm down though. With your extensive experience with a travel trailer, I'd say your worries are none. If you use the campers jacks to stabilize when camped, as some do, don't forget to retract them before heading down the road. Enjoy your truck camper. ryoung I no longer own the truck and TC in my signature.
ryoung 06/17/16 07:36pm Truck Campers
RE: S.W. Florida filling up.

There is a lot more to Florida than just the east and west coast. Many RVers (snowbirds) haven't discovered this yet. ryoung
ryoung 05/15/16 06:36pm Snowbirds
RE: Would selling this trailer be irresponsible?

Since when has the seller of a vehicle, either a dealer or private seller, become responsible to see that the buyer conforms to the specific weight ratings of a vehicle. Obviously they are newbies at towing, so its their responsibility to learn before buying the parameters of the tv and trailer. ryoung
ryoung 05/13/16 06:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Staying in Campgrounds with a Truck Camper

All the years that I had my truck camper, I never unloaded it off the truck at the campsite. That's the beauty of a TC, when you go touring you get to take your stuff with you. I did have a small sign that stated "Site Occupied By Truck Camper" which i left in the middle of the site when I left for the day. Also would leave things out at the site, so it was not a hassle to pack and unpack each day. Never had any problem in all those years of 75k miles touring and camping. ryoung I no longer own the truck and TC in my signature. (Kinda wish I did though)
ryoung 05/07/16 09:45am Truck Campers
RE: Overfilled Propane tank is what the firemen said...

The presence of an OPD is not the means by which a propane container is filled. It is only a backup safety device. Since most smaller propane containers do not have a liquid level indicator as the larger tanks do, the bottles must be filled by weight. It is the dispenser's responsibility to calculate how much it will take to fill the tank by weight. Some larger tanks such as those used on fork lifts have a bleeder port and are filled until the liquid exits the fill port. ryoung
ryoung 05/02/16 04:10pm Truck Campers
RE: No road side Assistance! Blow out on interstate!

I would bet that Good Sam doesn't handle their assistance calls, but rather farms it out to a third party whose operators handle all different types of calls. Hence the reason for not knowing GS policy as the OP stated. ryoung
ryoung 04/23/16 06:00pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Trip to CA..help me plan for TC camping

I don't see any reason to badmouth / put down these places. Why not stay in Oregon if in your opinion "Bakersfield...yuck and Alpaugh sucks"? There's obviously other places in California that don't suck, and he want's to see them. Nothing wrong with that. ryoung I no longer own the truck and TC in my signature.
ryoung 03/25/16 04:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Tire blew--wow

we still do not know what kind/brand of tires it was Why the need to know? It will just start the tire brand bashing side show. ryoung
ryoung 03/25/16 08:34am General RVing Issues
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