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RE: us 65 south from branson

We towed our 35' 5er on US 65 from Branson to I-40 and it was no problem at all. Been about 5 years but I wouldn't think much has changed.
BB_TX 07/29/21 08:26am Roads and Routes
RE: New vehicle - MSRP?

I have been looking to buy a new F150. Local dealer who normally has 100 or more trucks on the lot now has less than 10. On what few higher trim models they have they will not budge off MSRP sticker price. Some dealers are charging a premium over sticker. Negotiating trying to order what I want, but again they are holding to sticker. And 3-6 month delivery. Not a good time for buyers. Next summer production should be back closer to normal, but will take time for it to smooth back out for buyers.
BB_TX 07/28/21 07:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ultimate payload monster?

Ratings are easily found by googling. Range from a little over 7,400 lbs for Chevy to a little over 7,800 lbs for Ford. Ram in between. But all those ratings are for a very particular configuration of cab, bed, engine, drive train, etc. that virtually no one actually buys. All for bragging rights.
BB_TX 07/27/21 08:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jacking up 5th wheel?

Simple and safe method to do any repair. I have used on my 19 and 24k Mobile Suites 5er's. https://i.imgur.com/fwQnBHPl.jpg But, but, but... That will overstress the one tire by putting too much load on it, same as driving over a curb at low speed! (/sarcasm) Lyle I know, I should be ashamed posting such a thing. ;) Yeah, 6,000 lbs on a tire rated for less than 4,000. And 6,000 lbs this side plus 3,000 lbs on the opposite side on an axle rated for 6-7,000 lbs. No worry. :B
BB_TX 07/27/21 08:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: tire covers, yea or nay

I'm not sure if it helps them last any longer or not. Its far better for the tires to be driven on a more regular basis. It sure won't HURT the tires to cover them. Agree. But I replaced a set of Michelin after 8 years never covered and still looked practically new. No cracking at all. Me? I wouldn’t bother. Just one more thing to mess with.
BB_TX 07/26/21 06:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Jacking up 5th wheel?

Between the U bolts. Raise the wheel just barely off the ground.
BB_TX 07/25/21 08:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: EV's I know there are folks better versed than me in here

Busses in both stories appear to be from same company. It started up in 2017. Sounds like they got in over their heads.
BB_TX 07/24/21 07:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 50 Amp plugging into 30 amp service

Use a basic 50 to 30 dogbone adapter. Just have to be aware they will only have 3,600 watts of power to work with instead of the 12,000 watts of 50 amp service. Only be able to run one AC and be careful of other high amp devices. Best to run water heater on propane. The 50 to two 30’s adapters don’t work if the park has GFCI outlets, which is required by current code. And parks typically don’t have two 30 amp outlets. They have one 30 and one 20. Might work in an older park that is not up to current code.
BB_TX 07/24/21 11:03am Tech Issues
RE: America the beautiful

BB_TX 07/23/21 07:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Hot Skin (Exterior electrification)

Thanks to all who have written on the topic! I had an electrician come out and test the outlet the trailer was plugged into. The result was there is a proper ground in the outlet.Did he also use the 3-light tester in the RV when plugged in with the same series of adapters? Hopefully he also checked polarity. Yes. The big question, is there a proper ground at the outlets INSIDE the trailer. He would be short of an adequate test if he didn’t check that.
BB_TX 07/22/21 01:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Hot Skin (Exterior electrification)

This has nothing to do with the ground wire or using an extension cord. The outlet that you are plugged into is miswired, where the not/neutral wires are reversed on the outlet. EVEN IF EVERYTHING IS GROUNDED PROPERLY, PLUGGING INTO A MISWIRED OUTLET WILL STILL SHOCK YOU WHEN YOU TOUCH THE RV. I've been an electrician for 38 years. Please post an elementary drawing showing how reversed hot and neutral cause the metal chassis of the trailer to become electrified. IT CANNOT. What he has is a hot wire touching the metal of the coach (neither hot or neutral touch the coach in normal operation because they are insulated) and since the ground wire connection is also missing he/she gets a shock. Amen!!
BB_TX 07/21/21 07:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Hot Skin (Exterior electrification)

The green safety ground wire has everything to do with hot skin. The safety ground wire ties the RV frame directly to earth ground preventing it from maintaining any voltage differential to ground and therefore no hot skin. A hot wire fault to a grounded frame will trip a breaker. Devices with plugs with only two prongs (no ground wire) are inherently designed to be shock protected. Most have plastic cases.
BB_TX 07/21/21 02:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Hot Skin (Exterior electrification)

Sounds like you have a bad green safety ground wire connection.
BB_TX 07/20/21 08:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tent camping

There are a number of forest service campgrounds in the area of South Fork, near Wolf Creek Pass, and up toward Creede and Lake City, that have tent camping near the Rio Grande, the south fork of the Rio Grand, and numerous lakes.
BB_TX 07/19/21 08:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Carbon monoxide deaths possibly from generator

Be careful with your generator. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1274314?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR30DnI7AZEbah-k1MgGqxL7nMlK6oR0Nkln4YSpqsEpHtSW70sVHTDgFG0
BB_TX 07/18/21 12:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fulltime Capable RVs

Not likely any two people would fully agree on what constitutes a full time unit. Or most anything else for that matter. People full time in million dollar rigs. People full time in $25,000 rigs. And each are happy doing it. I don’t put much faith in some writer’s opinion of what is best. Too much personal bias.
BB_TX 07/16/21 11:52am General RVing Issues
RE: How many strokes??

Some have reported having grease on the brakes without ever having used the zerks. Apparently the assembler didn’t follow instructions either.
BB_TX 07/14/21 07:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How many strokes??

…. I have that system and have pumped many tubes of grease into them and NEVER had a bit of grease come out the back. I have disk brakes so it's easy to tell. …. . Every time EZ Lube comes up there are those who immediately say don’t do it or you will get grease on your brakes. Two or three of those I asked if they had actually done that. And they admitted they had not and were only repeating what they had heard. No doubt some have gotten grease on their brakes. And questionable if those followed Dexter guidelines exactly, either pumping to fast, not continuously turning the wheel, using a pneumatic gun, etc.
BB_TX 07/14/21 01:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2022 F350 order options for TC

Have you quizzed a dealer about ordering? Mine says up to 6 months on delivery after order.
BB_TX 07/13/21 08:38pm Truck Campers
RE: How many strokes??

As TXiceman posted. Those are Dexter EZ Lube axles. And definitely takes a LOT of grease to properly grease the inner and outer bearings. Follow the video carefully. Many people say absolutely do not grease those zerks. But done correctly it works well.
BB_TX 07/13/21 08:34pm Fifth-Wheels
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