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RE: Flat Tow Vehicle Equipment Recommendations

You will get a ton of opinions on this matter. The best advise I can give is to shop around and make your choice. There are several different brands out there. Myself I use a Blue ox tow bar and the base plate for the car came from Night shift auto where I purchased the ready brake. It is a mechanical surge brake that is simple and inexpensive, and works very well. Blue ox is a great company that stands behind their product. I am sure the others do as well butI can't speak for that.
slickest1 04/11/15 09:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need Spare Tire & Rim

Any tire shop that deals with big trucks will probably be your best bet. They usually have a spare used rim and tire that will work well for a spare and not break the bank. I carry a mounted spare and have never needed it but I will keep on carrying it.
slickest1 04/11/15 09:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Will these scratches buff out?

Buy it, put on a pair of goggles, paint been there and done it on the back, and drive the heck out of it. You don't have to worry about scratching it and all that washing and polishing. When you park at Walmart you won't have the problem of someone parking too close.
slickest1 04/11/15 09:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: My sewer hose got stolen...

Can't say I've ever encountered a turd burglar before. Now that was funny!! My thought-- definition of a low life, he steals $hit!
slickest1 04/09/15 11:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: wipers on 2007 newmar dutchstar

A couple years ago we were parked next to a 07 Dutch Star and the fellow told me the wipers were a real problem on it right from new. Maybe Newmar has a fix?
slickest1 04/09/15 11:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: AIR BRAKES WON'T RELEASE

Yes it is rust on the drum that is the problem. After they break free, when you apply the brakes the first couple times while driving you will usually hear a bunch of squealing. After a couple applications they are back to normal. Some types of brake shoe are more prone to this than others. My coach does this quite often.
slickest1 04/06/15 09:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: The $500 treatment

Thanks, that was funny!!
slickest1 04/03/15 10:30pm Around the Campfire
RE: Migration north

We live in the Fraser Valley, and when we got home they had just cut the grass in our complex. We have flowers blooming in the back yard. A couple tulip just opened up today and a Rhododendron is set to bloom. It is raining though but will clear in a couple days.
slickest1 03/30/15 10:22pm Snowbirds
RE: KEEP YOUR DOORS LOCKED!!

Reminds me of when I left my accordion in the back seat of my car, and forgot to lock the doors. When I came back, there was another one sitting beside it.... It could be worse! You could have found Lawrence Welk sitting there beside it! Ha Ha!!
slickest1 03/30/15 10:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Have you meet someone like this?

If you drive down to your local Ford dealership you may find him there selling used Fords to Rver's. I only say that because he was promoting Fords rather than Dodge or Chev. etc.
slickest1 03/29/15 10:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: Migration north

We arrived home in BC on the 25th. When we were coming through Ca. there were alot of RV's headed south. Spring break???
slickest1 03/29/15 10:17pm Snowbirds
RE: A blast from the past

Those old shows would be alot better entertainment for kids to be watching rather than the Simpsons and such.
slickest1 03/18/15 09:08pm Around the Campfire
RE: bleeding air breaks

Let's muddy this up even more, in reality these systems are not "air brakes" they are in fact spring brakes. Massive springs force the brake shoes to the drums at all times. the air pressure keeps the shoes from the drums. This changes when the brakes are applied and eases the shoes to the drums, or when park is pulled or pushed the brakes shoes fully engage the drums. The reason for this system comes from big trucks and safety. Any loss of air will result in brake lock up. (That's were those big black marks come from on the freeway) When you park and pull the big button the sound you hear is the braking system in action letting those shoes inpact the drums. All that said I work on all my own stuff, classics, track cars and the like. I never mess with brakes on my rig other than dryer filters and the like. I came down a 9% grade TODAY out of death valley. Thank God it wasn't Uncle Bob who last worked on my brakes. IMHO If you were to look at your air brake system you would realize that like the above poster said the front brakes are not controlled by a big spring. Your rear brake chambers are a dual chamber. One side has a spring in it that will apply when the air is released and is called your parking brake. The other side of it is your service brake that works the same as your front brake. The only spring in your service brakes is a return spring to bring the brake shoes away from the drum.
slickest1 03/14/15 09:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: bleeding air breaks

As I said earlier people should either take an air brake course or at least read up on how the air system works. The thing that I find scary is people asking questions about air leaks and other anomaly's and they are still driving the thing down the road. They have no idea of the repercussions of their lack of knowledge. Some say the air brake manuals have too much info for the RVer. I agree they do.I have personally seen some folks out there on the road that are just plain dangerous and it is due to not knowing what they are driving. I try not to be critical but rather helpful when offering advice.
slickest1 03/14/15 04:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: bleeding air breaks

My best advice, take an air brake coarse. It will give you the knowledge to understand and drive as well as maintain you rv. Some advice on here is good and some of it is pure wrong.
slickest1 03/13/15 10:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: No Trucks Allowed

do you also comply w/ the "NO TRUCKS - in LEFT LANE" signs ??? Im more truck (looking) than most and i see no obligation to comply w/ these signs, I'm a REGISTERED RV (not a TRUCK). Because your a registered RV does that give you the right to tie up the left lane or ignore other signs put there for a purpose? Depending on your rig you are the same height and width as a truck and are carrying the same axle weights. I use the left lane to pass slower traffic and then get back in the right lane. Most trucks will do the same.Most signs I recall seeing are trucks use right lane.
slickest1 03/10/15 03:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: No Trucks Allowed

Some people think they are special because they have an RV and these signs do not apply. Unless you live on the street and need access to your property why would you want to go down one of these streets marked no trucks. For the people that do this they would be the first ones to complain about some stupid rver coming down their street. Common sense is in short supply these days.
slickest1 03/10/15 12:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Watch what you say on social media.

When I was growing up, we had a snoopy neighbor who looooved to gossip. Mom always said, "Don't tell Rita anything you wouldn't put on the front page of the newspaper." Growing up with that habit of screening everything I say has served me well! Careful now, Rita may be on here too!! Ha Ha!
slickest1 03/06/15 08:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: Office Chair?

We replaced our uncomfortable dinning chairs with office chairs with adjustable seats and backs and height. We tether them to the table when travelling. Works for us.
slickest1 03/06/15 08:11pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Oh No!?!,,?

After I dump I always put a few gallons of water back in the black tank. When we flush we use lots of water as well. My theory is that it helps break down the solids and digest the paper. You may have to dump a bit sooner again but it seems to work for me anyway.
slickest1 03/06/15 08:03pm General RVing Issues
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