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RE: one axle vs. two axles on short TT (20')

Two axles increase the load capacity. You normally don't see two axles on anything under 23ft. Some shorter toy hauler models will have two axles. Only real difference is capacity on the plus side. Stability, more stuff, more brakes, more tire contact patch...etc. On the negative side more maintenance...4 tires/ 4 brakes/ 4 springs.
the bear II 04/20/15 11:29am Travel Trailers
RE: golf cart

Instead of a Golf Cart we bought two mobility scooters off of Craigslist. This allows us to go our separate ways or travel together. My DW can't stand in one place for very long so she uses it to go into stores to shop and restaurants. I find it handy to use for car and RV shows instead of walking the events. Both will break down into 6 pieces which allows them to be carried in a trunk, storage compartment or the back of the pickup and doesn't get in the way of towing the 5th wheel. It only takes a few minutes to take them apart or put them together. We added removable awnings to them so they look like little golf carts.
the bear II 04/20/15 09:03am RV Lifestyle
RE: Satellite for Internet AND Television?

Here's a good RV site to read through. These folks started out with a satellite internet service but have since changed to cell based and WiFi services. http://www.rv-dreams.com/internet-on-the-road.html
the bear II 04/17/15 03:12pm Technology Corner
RE: Will Single A/C cut it?

You might have better luck with a single 15K unit upgrade. Our 38ft 5th wheel stays comfortable in 100 plus degree heat. We do keep all of the window blinds closed, awnings on all windows and patio deployed and limit the entrance door open and close (either stay in or out). Fans are used to direct cool air into hot spots if needed.
the bear II 04/17/15 03:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I call it Camper Eve

Same feeling when I'm at the storage lot doing maintenance on the RV. It's like a home away from home. I was watching Flipping RVs on TV last night and got the sudden urge to go over to the storage lot and do something to the RV. Unfortunately too much to do around the house so the RV will have to wait.
the bear II 04/17/15 11:55am General RVing Issues
RE: an all over cleaning advice?

For the rubber roof I use just plain old water. I have a soft bristle brush with a long handle. It attaches to a garden hose and water flows through the brush. This allows me to scrub away the grit and grime while the water rinses it away. Once the roof is done, I rinse off the sides of the trailer and scrub the grit & grime with the brush. I will use soap (Simple Green in spray bottle) to get rid of black streaks and bugs. Rinse again to get rid of the loose stuff. Then I use Turtle Wax Zip Wash & Wax https://www.turtlewax.com. You spray it on and rinse. It dries and has a shine that looks like you spent all day waxing.
the bear II 04/17/15 09:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Putting Black Tank Chems in Grey Tank?

X-2 no problem
the bear II 04/17/15 09:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fly or Drive?: 2500 miles from NW to Carolina's in June

If you have a good air conditioner in the MH both when driving down the road or stopped for the night I would drive. The cost savings vs fly/hotel is nearly 50% as long as nothing breaks. So here's my two cents: Lots of great sights to see along the way that will be missed at 35,000ft. I'm a lot more comfortable in a MH than in a plane As long as I and my DW have good air conditioning we are happy If I feel my MH is up to the trip then I would take it Air conditioning is the deal breaker...no air,no MH
the bear II 04/15/15 04:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is 153,000 Miles A Lot For a 1997 Class C ?

A friend once said he would never buy a used rental vehicle because he knows how he mis-treats rentals. With numerous drivers with various driving styles it's like playing the lotto...sometimes you win but most times you lose. Most RVs begin to really show age issues after year 15. Leaks, appliance failures plus drive-train issues on a Class C with that many miles. I would look for something with less mileage and closer to 10 years old for similar dollars.
the bear II 04/15/15 10:36am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Rear Wheel Tracking ?

Normal. You should see what happens when you get the truck into a 90+ degree angle to push the front of the trailer into a tight spot. The 5th wheel front axle tires look like they will fold in half.
the bear II 04/15/15 10:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: General rule for tire pressure?

I don't have time to worry about inflation depending upon the load. I always keep the tires on all vehicles inflated to the maximum pressure shown on the tire sidewall. If I was inclined to change pressure based on load then I would use the charts found on the tire manufacturers website.
the bear II 04/15/15 09:48am Towing
RE: Stupid design for water fill panel, or something missing?

Sounds like a poor design.
the bear II 04/15/15 07:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bodii. Ca.

Bodie is a real Ghost Town not some Hollywood idea of a ghost town. I haven't been there in many years but it is well worth the trip if you like the old west, antiques and old buildings. Spend a few hours and you'll see most of it. There are campgrounds & RV Parks closer to Hwy 395.
the bear II 04/14/15 03:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Where would you love to camp?

Well since I haven't been to Alaska or Hawaii those would be top on my list. Don't know how my 5th wheel would do crossing the Pacific. High on our bucket list is Lake Louise/Banff areas.
the bear II 04/14/15 03:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anybody go Off-Road with their TT?

Seen many setup like this for hunters to get through muddy or swampy areas and have all the comforts of home.
the bear II 04/14/15 03:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Boondock / off-grid option package

There are techniques to extend boondocking time. Water Conservation- Navy Showers or Handi-Wipes Paper plates, use BBQ grill for cooking, plastic utensils so no dishes to clean If you do dishes use dish pans in the sink to catch the water and dump it outside to save grey water tank space Black Tank Conservation- No toilet paper down the drain, put it in a trash can with a lid. If it's yellow let it mellow to reduce flushes Use a portable toilet Blue tank to empty and take to dump station Install a composting toilet (see www.gonewiththewynns.com) Our 5th wheel has lots of ground clearance once the axles were "flipped". Due to the length (38ft) I can only take it on dirt roads without deep dips and no soft stuff. When we were involved in offroad racing we could take it to the pit areas where the large "semi" support vehicles were able to go.
the bear II 04/14/15 07:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shower-to-Closet Mod?

You might be able to build a freestanding frame to fit inside of the shower using Schedule 80 or 120 PVC pipe and fittings with a cross piece to use as a hanger bar. You may need to use weights to keep it from falling over depending on how many clothes you hang on it if there's no way to secure it in the shower.
the bear II 04/13/15 02:23pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Anyone pulled over by CHP?

In 40 years of RVing I have never been pulled over by the CHP. Since 2008 my current setup is a Medium Duty Pickup C4500 (it has a pickup bed) towing a 38ft 15,000lb 5th wheel. By all rights, I should pull into the weigh stations since my truck is considered a commercial vehicle according to the California DMV. I figure since I am pulling an RV the CHP will ignore us as I go by at 55MPH. (Knock on wood) so far no problems.
the bear II 04/13/15 02:15pm Towing
RE: Grand Canyon Railway

Automobile Club Offers some packages that are reasonable. We went on a 3 night 4 day trip which included hotels, train, some meals and sightseeing tour. I felt it was well worth the price. Currently the package runs $402 per person.
the bear II 04/13/15 02:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: For fans of hardcopy: Where do you get books on the road?

Kindle RV Park Laundry Books on CD at Truckstops
the bear II 04/13/15 10:08am RV Lifestyle
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