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RE: Notify Moderator feature not working...?

Forum is a bit like my truck. High mileage, kinda falling apart, got a few quirks, couple things don't work any more, could use a bit of an overhaul, maybe replace a few pieces! But it's an oldie but a goodie, gets me there virtually all the time! Same as this forum.... :B
BobsYourUncle 08/02/21 10:14pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Notify Moderator feature not working...?

Yes, it has been down for a long time, years... If I need to notify a mod, I go to the forum in question and it shows the mods of that forum at the top right. Click one and send a PM, along with a link to the offending post
BobsYourUncle 08/02/21 08:20pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: On street parking problems Portland

Very sad indeed.... I have a roof over my head and food on my table. I have an RV. I am blessed.
BobsYourUncle 08/02/21 11:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Parasitic current draw on tow vehicle

Looking beyond a good meter, a parasitic drain can be really difficult thing to accurately chase down.... I had one once that, after chasing it for a long time, turned out to be a bad diode in the alternator. It was allowing a little current to dribble through when the vehicle was shut off.
BobsYourUncle 08/02/21 08:34am Tech Issues
RE: Why do I keep blowing out tires on my truck?

It has to be something related to that particular corner of the truck. It seems odd it's always the same one. Don't let the Michelin naysayers sway you on those tires. I run the same ones on my truck - best tires ever. Last set was 79,000 and change miles before I replaced them. Trouble Free. Current set of them is 74,000 miles and still going. It will be Michelins again. I did replace one of them, but it was a road hazard into the sidewall. No brand is immune from that. I'd be looking for something peculiar to only that corner. Where does the exhaust pipe dump? Does it hit the tire?
BobsYourUncle 08/01/21 06:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery Replacement?

From personal experience, the batteries will appear alive and well until they day they fail. I am on my 4th set of batteries in my truck. First set lasted 5 years and 4 months, the original AC Delco. I replaced them with Interstate. Those interstates lasted me only a month shy of 3 years. I got a warranty replacement. Interstate was awesome in that regard. That set lasted me 4 years and 3 months. I went out one cold Alberta winter day, Feb 4/19 and it wouldn't start. Truck sat all day in a customers driveway while I worked there.. I had less than a weeks warning where it wouldn't turn over as fast. I went back to OEM AC Delco with the current set. The climate you live in does have some bearing on it. Harsh brutal cold doesn't do the batteries any favors. If the truck lives in a more even temperate climate, they may last longer. My opinion is if you get 5 years on a pair of batteries in a diesel pickup, that's about life expectancy. Not bad if they give up at home, but if you are out somewhere it can be rather inconvenient. Hard to get a boost from a Honda...
BobsYourUncle 08/01/21 06:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Check you cooling stack!

I have the same LBZ and have overheating problems too. I suspected a plugged rad, so I had it removed and at that time had the crud blown / hosed out of the rest of the stuff in front of the rad. A multitude of bugs and other debris came out. I didn't have the bucks for a new rad, so I put in a known good used one for now. Everything is clean in there but my LBZ still gets dangerously hot hauling my TT up a long grade. My next fix is a brand new rad to see if that helps. Can't believe the money they charge for stuff like this. Just a thought, have you replaced the thermostats? One or both may be failing. Yes, and the water pump too.
BobsYourUncle 07/30/21 01:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Check you cooling stack!

I have the same LBZ and have overheating problems too. I suspected a plugged rad, so I had it removed and at that time had the crud blown / hosed out of the rest of the stuff in front of the rad. A multitude of bugs and other debris came out. I didn't have the bucks for a new rad, so I put in a known good used one for now. Everything is clean in there but my LBZ still gets dangerously hot hauling my TT up a long grade. My next fix is a brand new rad to see if that helps. Can't believe the money they charge for stuff like this.
BobsYourUncle 07/29/21 08:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: belly liner repair

If all else fails there is Eternabond. Sticks very hard and won't come off. There are other construction peel and stick membranes as well that will work. Duct tape is useless for that application. It dries out and crumbles quickly.
BobsYourUncle 07/28/21 04:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: tire covers, yea or nay

Couple years ago I saw the coolest tire covers I've ever seen. They had pieces of plywood that fit in there nicely against the wheels, and on that plywood was painted wheels to look identical to the rims and tires. I really had to look twice when I saw it. What a great idea!
BobsYourUncle 07/26/21 06:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Saw a TT with rear entry

They are not uncommon. There are several models on this page with rear entry (other examples elsewhere): Grand Design travel trailers Rob Not one of those models has a rear entry.... Actually they do, in industry parlance rear entry means a door behind the wheels.Rear is the very back, as in the back of the trailer, the end that faces behind, not at some place on the side. My Tango has 2 doors on the side, one near the back and one near the front.
BobsYourUncle 07/25/21 08:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Saw a TT with rear entry

They are not uncommon. There are several models on this page with rear entry (other examples elsewhere): Grand Design travel trailers Rob Not one of those models has a rear entry....
BobsYourUncle 07/24/21 10:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Saw a TT with rear entry

Like that, but twice the size. You just don't see them every day.
BobsYourUncle 07/24/21 08:16am Travel Trailers
Saw a TT with rear entry

Over the years there has been the occasional post regarding a TT or 5ver with a rear entry. I have never seen much reporting of this or that make which offers one. They are very uncommon. Yesterday, driving down a main highway within Calgary, I passed a truck towing a TT and was surprised to see it had a rear entry door, curbside. I think I have only ever seen one such thing in my travels. This one was roughly 25 - 26' and the large rear decal said Cherokee. Just an observation I thought I would share.
BobsYourUncle 07/24/21 07:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Homemade Tire Scale

Glad you shared it! I'll have to add this to my never ending project list... This would be great to check the tongue weight on my TT.
BobsYourUncle 07/22/21 02:46pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Homemade Tire Scale

Wow!! That's nothing short of amazing! Very nice work, I'm impressed! We need a thumbs up smiley for occasions like this.
BobsYourUncle 07/22/21 02:27pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: rebuild of outside kitchen door

The perimeter frame will be aluminum not plastic. (should be anyways...) I have worked with aluminum all my working life. The frame will be an extrusion, then they bend it to shape the corners. It is done precisely so it's the right contour for the door. There will be a joint where the 2 ends meet together, likely bottom center. And most likely there is a splice plate and pop rivets joining it together. The panel fits into the U shaped groove in the perimeter frame, then it is riveted together once assembled. Taking it apart is easy, drill out the rivets, then carefully separate the frame, thus opening it at the bottom. Pull it off the panel at the bottom corners, then slide the frame up off the panel. This is most likely how it goes together. To retain your outside panel so you don't have to repaint and match the stripes, you could separate the outer fiberglass panel off and glue / bond it to a new fabricated panel. They use a special machine to bond it at the factory, but for one small panel you can DIY with a little thinking. If you were closer to me, I'd offer to do it for you!
BobsYourUncle 07/22/21 01:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Speed limits

A point perhaps worth considering regarding a LEO and driving is that they are not an average driver taught by mom and dad how to pilot a car. They undergo rigorous training behind the wheel. They are taught to be observant of all things and situations. They are taught to be keenly aware of their surroundings and more. Their drivers ed teaches them by actual scenarios how to react in a multitude of traffic situations. Things like a pursuit chase - they learn by controlled training how to react to their surroundings, what to expect from other drivers etc etc. Bottom line is that a LEO is far better equipped to handle a vehicle than the average driver is.
BobsYourUncle 07/19/21 07:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Highway speeds - Keep your distance!

Why don't they put the "deer crossing" signs in areas where the traffic is lighter? The deer would be safer! Wildlife signs abound everywhere. There is no particular place where deer cross. They jump the fence in farmers fields and cross wherever they want. It is very common around here to see herds of deer in a field. People pay little attention to the signs. This happened on the Trans Canada Highway, 2 lanes each way with a large median in the middle, just west of Calgary. Speed limit 110K
BobsYourUncle 07/18/21 08:47am General RVing Issues
Highway speeds - Keep your distance!

It always amazes me how close people follow going highway speeds. They seem to think it's OK to follow 4 car lengths at 110K / 70MPH... Yesterday afternoon, returning from a day trip to the Banff / Canmore area, traffic was fairly heavy. Nice day, a lot of people out. I was at the wheel of our Nissan Rogue doing about 111K with the cruise on. Suddenly, I saw 2 deer, a doe and her fawn, at a fast trot coming right towards the highway from the right, on an angle directly towards the front of our car. DW and her 90 year old mother with me. I jumped HARD on the brakes, a very dangerous thing to do in highway traffic but it was that or a collision. The doe passed about 40 feet in front of us and somehow made it between the back of the car beside us, and the front of the one behind him. I started to swerve into the left lane to avoid the fawn when it suddenly turned and ran back. I then stayed in my lane. Quick mirror check, the guy behind me swerved off the road on the shoulder, hard on the brakes, to avoid hitting us, and had to stop fast to avoid the fawn. The Class A MH right behind him also took the shoulder. Not sure, but I think he hit the car behind us. He was following too close to slow down fast enough. Again, not sure. As soon as I was clear of both deer I hit the throttle to get out of the way of traffic rapidly climbing towards my bumper. Success, I made it through without hitting anything or getting hit. I watched the mirror as we left the scene. The MH and the car behind us were now both stopped on the shoulder, likely to exchange info and insurance. There were other cars now stopped on both shoulders, likely multiple collisions. Most vehicles were following too close. Maybe not, who knows? Bottom line, keep your distance from the next car, pay attention to what's going on. Even though an open divided freeway tends to make people think it's all clear, a sudden emergency can show up in an instant like that. I'm glad I was paying attention.
BobsYourUncle 07/18/21 07:28am General RVing Issues
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