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RE: Tire chains in Califdrnia

In my experience, the major roads in Ca go from R2 (2wd with chains, or 4WD with snow tires) direct to closed. I don't think I've ever seen an R3 (everything needs chains) situation. Had a CHP officer explain it as: if the weather is bad enough that you need to put chains on a 4WD with good snow tires then you need to stay home.
Alan_Hepburn 11/16/22 09:48am Roads and Routes
RE: dingy induced sway

Have you tried adding a "de-rattler" at each of the interfaces between hitch and receiver? There is some play at those joints and that can cause stability issues. The de-rattler will eliminate that play.
Alan_Hepburn 11/08/22 10:35am Dinghy Towing
RE: Propane Tank Issues

But realistically you should be able to fill the tank, turn it on it's side, lean over and put your nose against the hole and take a sniff. If it's leaking you will know. Realistically, it's a bit of a project to turn the tank on it's side - it's installed pretty sturdily under the Class A motorhome...
Alan_Hepburn 11/01/22 09:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: This net is dying!

Can you actually say "crabby snotty people" without getting a suspension or a total ban now a days? :h The way people are getting lately just about every thing offends someone. I agree we used to be able to get some good info,but I've noticed fewer new people on her and less older one posting like they used to. We were in Oregon last year, and stopped at a second-hand store. They had hoodies for sale: the men's hoodie says "Crabby Bastard" on the back and the women's hoodie says "Crabby witch (with a B)" on the back. The wife and I each bought one and we enjoy wearing them - especially around people who might get offended by them! (Interestingly - the forum software is fine with the men's one, but censored the women's one!)
Alan_Hepburn 10/30/22 09:57am Around the Campfire
RE: Why not jack trailer under the spring plates?

Dexter recommends trailers not be jacked up by the axle. I have done it many times and will continue. Have any of you looked at the jacking instructions for your truck. GM and Ford owner's manuals show placing the provided jack under the axle tube. I didn't check Ram's instructions. There is a world of difference between the axle tubes on a truck and the axle tube on a trailer...
Alan_Hepburn 10/07/22 06:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Winegard satellite antenna help

You can replace your old crank-up with a new automatic dish and get DirecTV HD - Winegard offers the Trav'ler dish, and RF Mogul offers a dish as well. RF Mogul seems to be the better option, but they are a bit more expensive than Winegard.
Alan_Hepburn 10/04/22 11:00am Technology Corner
RE: RV Cell booster

When I was researching them last year it seemed like SureCall was rated slightly higher than WeBoost...
Alan_Hepburn 10/04/22 10:57am Technology Corner
RE: Why not jack trailer under the spring plates?

I've never heard anyone say not to use the spring perch; on the contrary I've always heard to use the spring perch as opposed to using the axle tube itself.
Alan_Hepburn 10/02/22 11:08am Tech Issues
RE: Class ‘A’ motor homes FORD chassis.

First of all - the warranty starts at the first retail sale of the complete vehicle, so either the Ford dealer is misinformed or something else is going on. Maybe it was only covered by a 1 year warranty?
Alan_Hepburn 09/28/22 10:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Queston on towing Smart Car

We towed our 2008 smart car probably 50K miles over the years - parking brake off, transmission in N, and key turned as far counter-clockwise as possible. In 2009 the manufacturer recommended adding a battery disconnect because some people towed them without making sure the key was in the proper position and had major warranty claims.
Alan_Hepburn 09/22/22 10:18am Dinghy Towing
RE: Charging line to F150 toed

You say you've got +12V at the end of the umbilical - do you have the same +12V at the back end of the connector on the toad? Did the installer wire it up to the wrong contact on the connector?
Alan_Hepburn 08/15/22 12:19pm Dinghy Towing
RE: New Member, need your advice!

Another quick google search shows average rent for outside RV storage in the San Jose area for a 25' RV is $300 per month. What google doesn't show is that pretty much all storage facilities are at 100% capacity, with a waiting list. We had our RV in a storage facility about 5 miles from our house for the past 30+ years - last year they doubled the rent so we started looking to relocate. The ONLY place we found was about 15 miles away and we grabbed it - within a couple of months he was full, with a waiting list. Even facilities farther away, in Morgan Hill, Gilroy, and Hollister are full.
Alan_Hepburn 08/07/22 12:15pm Beginning RVing
RE: Colorado Hwy 50 @ Monarch Pass

We did Monarch Pass east to west a few years ago in our 2007 Fleetwood Bounder 35E Workhorse towing a smart car. Going up we were doing about 25 mph in the right lane and going down we used the Grade Brake built in to the Allison transmission and kept the speed to around 35-45.
Alan_Hepburn 07/22/22 12:16pm Roads and Routes
RE: Are RV sewer hose supports necessary?

There are some municipal codes that require the sewer hoses to be elevated off the ground, so it's wise to at least carry a "stinky slinky" for those times where the campground requires it...
Alan_Hepburn 07/12/22 12:01pm Beginning RVing
RE: New Member, need your advice!

The RV Park at the Fairgrounds is pretty much a dump, in a sketchy area of the city. I don't know of any trailer parks that do short-term RV parking. For RV parks you need to go south to Morgan Hill and beyond, or over the hill to Pleasanton and beyond.
Alan_Hepburn 07/05/22 10:42am Beginning RVing
RE: best way to recover a roof

We just had our roof done by the folks at RV-Armor earlier this year - it costs a bit more, but it's one that has a lifetime warranty tied to the vehicle's VIN so it's transferable. It took a total of 3 days to complete the job, and they came out to where we were parked. Very happy with the results so far.
Alan_Hepburn 07/03/22 10:52am Tech Issues
RE: Fuel cost in your area

I plugged my car in five hours while at work today. Not sure what the company cost was. Maybe $4 to pick up 50 miles of range. So, plugging in for 5 hours gives you 50 miles of range? At 6 gallons per minute (the pump capacity of most commercial gas stations) I can pump 1800 gallons of gas - a LOT better range than yours!
Alan_Hepburn 06/28/22 10:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Fuel cost in your area

According to Gas Buddy within 3 miles of our home in San Jose, Ca the price for regular ranges from $5.85 to $6.69...
Alan_Hepburn 06/27/22 11:47am General RVing Issues
RE: My Microsoft Mail has suddenly been reformated

How would I do a screenshot? Look on your keyboard for a key that is labelled "PrtSc" - on my Lenovo it's in the top row, toward the right hand side.
Alan_Hepburn 06/12/22 11:05am Technology Corner
RE: RV Life RV Safe GPS

Ever think that missing couple that was found, one alive the other dead, might have been following Google Maps and that's what got them into a world of S????? Actually, they were using a printout from Mapquest, along with an atlas...
Alan_Hepburn 04/21/22 11:26am Technology Corner
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