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RE: Best way to tune in trailer brakes

I like to adjust mine so that I can just feel the trailer brakes come on when I engage the truck brakes. Mine is at 6.5 most of the time. If I'm headed downhill in traffic I will bump it up to 8 to help out in case the idiot in front of me slams on his brake.
the bear II 04/15/16 02:17pm Towing
RE: Opinions from 4x4 dually owners on tires

A lot of guys go with super singles instead of dual tires. These may give you the clearance.
the bear II 04/15/16 01:40pm Truck Campers
RE: popular rv/trailer accessories

The best thing you can do is not raise prices. The first lot we stored in never raised prices in the 10 years we were there. The next two raise the price nearly every year. The current one started at $100 and now is up to $327 per month even though we were the first RV'ers to sign up for a site when they first opened. Recently they added a large solar panel setup so you know their electricity costs have gone down not to mention the rebates they get from the state and Feds. Our price didn't go down.... I would put up with a dirt lot and no amenities if I could go back to $100 per month.
the bear II 04/15/16 01:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Las Vegas motorcycle day trip

I heard the Skywalk is expensive. Death Valley Hoover Dam http://oatmangoldroad.org/burros.htm
the bear II 04/15/16 09:54am Roads and Routes
RE: Knee Issues

My wife has bad knees. We have a 5th wheel with 4 steps. I added a Burr Handi Lift http://www.burractuators.com/lifts/handy_lift.htm To help her get inside. She uses a mobility scooter to get around. Most scooters break down into several parts to make it easy to transport. Hers breaks down into six parts with each battery being the heaviest pieces. I carry it in the back of the truck. Takes less than 10 minutes to put together or take apart. Another option is a Hoyer Patient Lift. We used one of these to get my wheelchair bound dad in and out of our truck when he traveled with us. The Handi-Lift was used to get him and his wheelchair inside of the 5th wheel. http://www.spinlife.com/Bestcare-Lifts-Genesis-400-Hydraulic-Manual-Patient-Lift/spec.cfm?productID=77888 We found the mobility scooter and hoyer lift on Craigslist for 1/4 the new price. Both were in new condition.
the bear II 04/15/16 09:50am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Time for a new truck

There are a lot of really good used trucks out there. Many with low miles. A lot of folks buy trucks and then realize it's not for them. You may be able to find one equipped like you need for a more reasonable price. Now days there are some good extended warranty companies so you don't have to worry about big expenses in case of problems
the bear II 04/15/16 09:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Long Box vs Short Box and slip hitch for 5th wheel

I've had a shortbed pickup and one of the old fullsize ramchargers used for towing TT and cargo trailers. I felt the ride on both were choppy especially on highways where the cement was poured in sections or other bumpy roads. I equated this choppy ride to the short wheelbase. For the past 30 plus years I have had many longbed pickups and find the ride to be a lot smoother both empty and when towing a 5th wheel or TT. Plus I choose dually and find the towing to be much more stable than a SRW truck.
the bear II 04/15/16 08:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: rv furniture?

We have done some work on our 5th wheel over the years to make it more comfortable. Luckily our sofa sleeper is comfortable both as a sofa and bed. We did replace the recliners with two from Lazy Boy...much more comfortable. We replaced the bedroom mattress with a sleep number mattress. Ours didn't come with an electric fireplace, so I installed one both for the ambiance and for the heater feature. Since we installed the fireplace we haven't used the forced air heater the fireplace heat keeps us comfortable. Keep in mind because the doors are narrow, some furniture is installed before windows go in at the factory, so be sure any furniture to removed or installed will fit through the entrance door. Make it comfortable and you'll enjoy it more.
the bear II 04/14/16 08:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Places in San Diego?

X-2 search Craigslist for San Diego area. I always see lots of private parties listing RV pads at their property for rent. I would check Housing, Parking & Storage plus look in the "RV for sale" section
the bear II 04/13/16 08:08am Full-time RVing
RE: Small; vacuum cleaner ?

We recently got a Dyson cordless hand held stick type vacuum. It works great. The battery lasts for a couple of vacuuming sessions.
the bear II 04/13/16 07:59am RV Lifestyle
RE: In the "You Must Be Joking" Column..

Wife: "You're not even close to the tree"
the bear II 04/13/16 07:57am Truck Campers
RE: Any of you tow a TT and carry a boat above truck bed/cab?

There are some great inflatable boats that perform as well or better than a hard sided fishing boat. Check out www.seaeagle.com For fishing I like the Foldcat or one of the Runabouts.
the bear II 04/12/16 03:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wall fasteners

For light weight items we use the 3M removable hooks or expandable inserts with screws for permanent items. For a TV you'll need to locate studs and use a bracket system that will distribute the weight. You do need to figure out if there are any wires or plumbing... A stud finder can help if you know what you are doing. If there is a storage compartment below where you want to mount the TV it may be as simple as looking up in the compartment to see if there are obstructions in the way.
the bear II 04/12/16 03:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blog Section on Natural Remedies?

When I research natural remedies my first action is to do a Google Search for the ailment. For example my 90 year old dad suffered from Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) because he had an indwelling catheter. The google search lead me to a write up about D-Mannose. It's derived from Birch Trees. I started using it anytime my Dad showed signs of a UTI. The D-Mannose worked great to stop the UTI. Moral of my post...I think most people would look elsewhere for information on natural remedies. But like Roy&Lynne posted, it wouldn't hurt.
the bear II 04/12/16 10:18am RV Lifestyle
RE: Gas or electric water heater

Always use electric if electric is available. Doesn't make that much difference in the electric bill if charged extra for electric...and besides have you seen the cost of propane lately....
the bear II 04/11/16 03:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is this thing a joke, photoshop or real ?

Back in 80's saw these customized Toyota trucks all the time in Southern California. Based on the design of the rear fenders and graphics, I would say this was made by the same company that customized the fullsized vans to tow 5th wheel and gooseneck trailers. http://www.curbsideclassic.com/curbside-classics-american/curbside-classic-1990-ford-e-350-by-cabriolet-purpose-built-fifth-wheel-hauler/
the bear II 04/11/16 01:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Warning Triangles

I carry all of the above along with other LED type warning devices.
the bear II 04/11/16 01:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Plate to plate gap

I would try the curt again now that you are more familiar with hitching a 5th wheel. Most like was a high hitch error.
the bear II 04/11/16 12:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 12 days 3400 miles coast to coast with kids

Sounds like you have it well covered. Growing up every summer my family would take one of these 2 to 3 week long roadtrips to visit relatives and sight see. It's on these trips that I learned to enjoy reading... first comic books, then novels aimed at preteens ("Hotrod Patrol" was my favorite series) and then full size novels as I reached high school age. I hated the trips most of the time while in the vehicle but really enjoyed the outdoors. Now, I look back at the trips with fond memories.
the bear II 04/11/16 12:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Working on the road

Your barber skills will be useful. Many fulltimers will go into town and find a barber. You could advertise in the rv park office and have people come to your site for a trim (need to check park rules, local and state laws). And you would need liability insurance. Lots of folks have blogs and some are making money with them...rv-dreams.com, http://gypsyjournalrv.com/
the bear II 04/11/16 11:10am Full-time RVing
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