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RE: Advice on hauling adult tricycle

I would measure the door opening of the 5th wheel to see if the trike will fit through the door upright or on it's side. If it will fit then I would get a heavy moving blanket, lay it on the floor and put the trike in the 5th wheel. Place some large empty boxes to brace against the trike and a wall or other solid surface to hold it in place if you don't have a way to secure the trike with straps or rope. I've carried a mobility scooter and wheelchairs this way in our 5th wheel.
the bear II 03/28/17 01:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dead flies in Fantastic Fans

With the vent opened- Turn the fans on high exhaust and tap the screens to loosen the flies. Or use an air compressor and blow the flies off of the screens with the vents opened. Or tow the 5th wheel down the highway with the vent covers opened the pressure difference will suck clean the screens.
the bear II 03/28/17 01:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: US 95 or AZ 95

Which ever route you choose watch out for folks passing vehicles in either direction. I've seen some nasty head-on collisions on these routes.
the bear II 03/28/17 12:17pm Roads and Routes
RE: Towing TT with possible bent frame

Curb strikes are common with TT which can cause the trailer axles to be knocked out of alignment. I would check too make sure the TT axles are square to the frame.
the bear II 03/28/17 10:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Seasonal site

California has some residency restrictions for RV parks. There are no seasons in California except hot and not so hot. Most RV parks have monthly stay rates; the rates adjust higher during the "Season" usually June to September. That's about as seasonal as it gets.
the bear II 03/28/17 10:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Axle to rear of RV distance question

Even though our 38 foot 5th wheel was built using 12 inch I-Beams they flex quite a bit more than I expected. This has resulted in a crack forming from the edge of the roof down to a large window (4 X 5 feet) which is located over the two axles on the curbside. On the other side of the 5th wheel is a 14 foot long slideout also over the axles at the front of the slideout. The rear of the slideout is within 2 feet of the rear of the 5th wheel. The crack didn't develop until the 5th wheel was 10 years old and had many many miles including a 7000 mile round trip around the US.
the bear II 03/27/17 10:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: GFI issue in bathroom -trips 3 recptaces - will not reset

GFI receptacles and breakers do go bad more often than expected. My dad was the maintenance guy for a campground and he was always complaining about how often he had to replace the GFI receptacles or breakers.
the bear II 03/27/17 09:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: disc brakes

With my old truck I was never happy with the 5th wheel brakes. I had tested everything, cleaned connections & adjusted the brakes on the trailer many times but they just didn't feel strong enough. I had the right voltage and adjustment was correct each time. The controller was the type that connects to the truck brake master cylinder using the correct adapter for my truck. It was so bad that I often considered changing out to Disc Brakes on the 5th wheel. I bought a new truck that came with a drawtite electronic brake controller already installed.... with the first tow the brakes on the 5th wheel worked like I wanted them to. My old controller setup for some reason wasn't compatible. No need to change to discs I'm very happy with the 5th wheel brakes now.
the bear II 03/24/17 11:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Yes Another Generator Question

Keep an eye on Craigslist or some of the new local classifieds that are popping up online. You can often find great buys on larger wattage generators in good condition.
the bear II 03/22/17 03:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Long bed vs. short bed

After towing the same TT with 3 different SRW longbed pickups and then with a DRW crewcab longbed. I now have a 38ft 5th wheel that I have towed with a SRW longbed and two different DRW crewcab longbed trucks. My preference is DRW, crewcab longbed...for stability and cargo space plus passenger space when needed in the crewcab. One of the DRW, Crewcab longbed pickups I used for 4 years as a daily driver into downtown Los Angeles. Other drivers tend to get out of your way...
the bear II 03/22/17 01:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: what's the best way to repair small tear in awning?

Awning repair taped worked on my rip (sounds like similar to yours) It held for over a year and then during a gusty wind the fabric gave up after 20 years. The whole thing ripped off but the repair was still good.
the bear II 03/20/17 02:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Another LA traffic (210) question....

I live in southern California and often travel the highways leading to I-5. I use the truck transition lanes since they tend to be less crowded and fewer idiots cutting in & out of traffic. You are not required to use them in a MH.
the bear II 03/20/17 02:02pm Roads and Routes
RE: I think we are done

We were in our early thirties when we moved into our current neighborhood. Several neighbors had RVs; these were folks in their 60's and 70's. Within a few years each of the neighbors had gotten rid of their RV. One neighbor said they had decided to spend more time around home. I guessed most of them had the RV when their kids were still living at home and now the kids were gone. Now that we are creeping past 65 I'm beginning to realize why our neighbors may have sold off their RVs... It's a lot of work which wasn't so bad when we were younger but now that our joints ache and pit stops are more frequent RVing is losing the appeal it once had for us.
the bear II 03/20/17 12:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2017 Tiffin Allegro Bus 45 OPP depreciation

A good reality check is to do some research online at RV sales sites like RV Trader, PPL Motorhomes, Ebay, Craigslist and others. Take a look at motorhome prices for nearly new to 10 year old units. It's amazing to see how much the value drops year over year.
the bear II 03/17/17 11:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dish tripod

I used a tripod I bought at HomeDepot...the kind used on house roofs for TV antennas. Just add a length of conduit for the dish to clamp on to.
the bear II 03/17/17 10:50am Technology Corner
RE: Small Generator choice for 5W

I have 2- Honda 2000i Generators for times when we need lots of power. These can be tied together to provide close to 4000 watts to power Air Conditioner and other equipment/appliances. To just charge batteries when boondocking and we don't need a lot of power I use a 1500W generator I bought at Walmart for a steal because the box was heavily damaged. This is a very quiet generator so I can let it run all day to recharge the batteries. All 3 use gasoline so I carry a 3 gallon gas can which lasts about 3 days for the two 2000i Hondas and over a week for the 1500w. Gas is not a big problem if you get one of the metal safety cans that seal really well and a good spout. Alternative is to add more batteries... we have 4 and can go for 3 days by only running 12v stuff. If we need to run the furnace or inverter for TVs/laptop then the batteries will last 2 days. Use the 1500w to recharge or recharge with the truck as we travel from destination to destination
the bear II 03/16/17 01:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: ? Awning on Slide Question

Some of the higher end motorhomes will have awnings on both sides of the RV. Like all awnings they provide shade to help keep the sun away from the sides and slideouts.
the bear II 03/14/17 01:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help with trip out West

Due to a possible super volcano eruption in Yellowstone I would do it now while it is still there and scratch the other places....
the bear II 03/14/17 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: las vegas

We stayed at Oasis Las Vegas Resort several years ago. It is a very nice resort and very convenient to downtown. It has a gated entry with guards on duty 24/7. We loved it. They are Passport America members, so your price with that membership would be half off. Check the restrictions to be sure it's good when you plan to go, but if you are not a member, it would pay for itself in just 2 nights of staying there. X-2
the bear II 03/14/17 10:09am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New truck and 5th wheel

If you meant the B&W Companion Hitch I have had one since 2007. Very happy with it. I have both the Companion 5th Wheel and the Turnover Goose Neck hitch. It's nice to be able to remove the hitch easily and have a flat floor bed. In fact in just about an hour I will be removing my hitch so I can load furniture in the truck.
the bear II 03/14/17 10:08am Fifth-Wheels
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