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RE: Looking at buying a 2011 STARCRAFT 256BHS good, bad, ugly?

It sounds to be a good deal if it fits your family. Check the date codes on the tires, plenty of discussion on that here. If older than five years, make new tires, go Goodyear endurance, part of the deal. Read all you can on trailer tires here. They tend to age out vice from mileage.
Boomerweps 04/10/20 12:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: What day is it?

Check out the many parody songs on Utube. There's one called " I want to to what day it is" sung to "I want to know what love is" by Journey. Another good one for country lovers is "Quaratine" sung to "Jolene".
Boomerweps 04/10/20 12:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Flipping my axle!

What is in the kit? I've got a 20' flat bed trailer that I moved the springs to on top of the axels, didn't need any extra parts. New U bolts, nuts, mounting plates. My mechanic only used two of the four plates and reused the existing original parts. So I have the extras. Reason is the axles are supposedly crowned. So you keep the axles, brakes in the same orientation. After completing his first TT axle flip, my mechanic said there was no noticeable crowning and on a newer, unrusted TT, he would consider not using the kit.
Boomerweps 04/08/20 04:17pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Flipping my axle!

Since neighbor is a mechanic, he/she can flip TT/5er axles? That doesn’t follow to me. Next door is actually an independent repair garage with 3 primary mechanics and a couple helpers. My TT is a single axle. A little different from the guy next door with a hoist in the tree ;) He has two large bays and two car size bays. Contracts with local FEDEX, UPS, PENNDOT, and some of the various LEO groups. Certified PA inspection station.
Boomerweps 04/08/20 04:08pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Question about trailer brakes

Ballpark mileage on those brakes? For that wear on the magnets, the drum must have a groove in it. If everything works and the drum groove isn't too deep, I'd just use it as is. Other wise, if you replace the magnet, you need to replace the drum or the new magnet will wear the same as the old one.
Boomerweps 04/08/20 03:57pm Towing
RE: Flipping my axle!

My quote was $125.
Boomerweps 04/07/20 07:40pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Flipping my axle!

Got the Dexter axle flip kit a couple months ago. Was going to do it myself but decided it was worth some $$ to have someone do it. Talked to my mechanic right next door (handy, and a great neighbor for a business). He wanted to look over the kit before deciding to do it. Gave me an inexpensive estimate and I said YES! I'll be giving him a bonus since I was prepared to pay over three times more. Dropped it off a couple hours ago. He's the guy that's State inspected it since new. I am STOKED!
Boomerweps 04/07/20 01:07pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Stimulus Check , what are you going to do with yours ?

Drop it on my TT loan. Right now the principal and interest split the payment in half.
Boomerweps 04/04/20 06:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: How did you you mount your CB antenna on your aluminum F150?

Update: mounted the antenna in the rear passenger side stake hole, ran a ground wire from a mount screw to a rear fixed tie down screw. Added a spring on the antenna. When testing, the SWR meter read zero in the REF mode on each channel tested. After receiving and mounting a quick disconnect, bought for the car wash, the SWR Meter reacted normally with a REF value of .8 on channel one and 1.4 on channel 40. Two questions: Is it worth bothering to adjust the antenna to even out the standing wave? Mechanically speaking, is it better to have the quick disconnect bone or below the spring? Next, deciding on cable routing. Looking at 3M command strips for routing cable across the interior bed side, going out the bed front plastic hole cover, go through the cab vent behind the rear seat. Inside the cab will be easier. Ordered a NEW CB unit. Unidin 505, was $34, now $25 on Amazon. Repaired the broken magnetic mount antenna that came with my used CB. Had a plastic threaded piece on the antenna that screwed onto the base. Threads worn enough to pull the antenna out. Superglued that together. Good electrical connection. So now I'll be able to have the old CB usable in my wife's Explorer if we need to travel together separately.
Boomerweps 04/02/20 08:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Good Deal on Tires = Time for New Tires

On the gas price thing, download the app GasBuddy. It will tell you all the local all gas prices.
Boomerweps 04/02/20 07:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Good Deal on Tires = Time for New Tires

Too bad I don't need tires...on anything. I don't even need gas, and it's like $1.90 around me. As usual, a day late and dollar short....not sure that applies here....but my needs never seem to align with most deals. oh well. As the SHTF, I topped off our two primary vehicles. After the priced dropped a bit, the two primary vehicle tanks were about 2/3 full, and my wife's Jeep (toy) at half. So I dumped several of my gas cans into the Jeep and one vehicle and filled up my truck and the emptied cans. Still bought $60 of gas! Good time to freshen stored gas.
Boomerweps 04/01/20 07:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: kinda light posting

Trying to talk the mechanic next door into doing my axle flip. Organized ALL my food storage, rotating stock, getting rid of most items over a year or two out of their "Best Buy date". Kept most pickled items. Found some 2015 items! Posted about adding CB back in my communication repertoire ( just ordered a Uniden 505? Unit that droppped from $34 to $25 on Amazon). Trying not to go out more than the absolute minimum kinda limits your discussion items ;(
Boomerweps 03/31/20 10:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Just bought my first travel trailer

Love my 2019 F150. That said, at the size TT you have, I think you should only consider a 250 for starters, better yet a 350. Single rear wheels. While on paper, the F150 with Max Tow Package meets the weight specs. Many would say you could more easily get "the tail wagging the dog" with that size trailer. Yes, it would tow that TT but comfortably so? One spec few reference is maximum recommended frontal area. For all F150 TT towing, it's 60 sq. ft. With some bargaining, you can often get the next level size truck for not much more, comparatively, than the maxed out for towing lesser vehicle, according to most here. You're in a good RVing position. You've planned to buy a truck, and will already have the TT to spec out the truck with. Ask the dealer to hook up and test drive that TT with the F150. See the reaction ;)
Boomerweps 03/29/20 09:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Thank you for the info on suspension upgrades

I tow a 31' Keystone Hideout Bunkhouse weighing at #7200 with my 2017 F-150. There is no lack of power in the STX equipped with the HD Tow package but the suspension was a bit soft for the weight. After reading the article on Sumo Springs, I added set to the rear, a set of KYB Gas Shocks and Hellwig Front and Rear sway bars and it now handles like a sports car unloaded and all the jiggle and bounce typical with the F-150 went away. My thanks for the great information as I get 12 mpg towing effortlessly and it still rides well unhitched. Which color Sumo Springs did you get? Is the front sway bar much thicker than the one with the stock factory tow package? Which KYB shocks did you get? Not rushing out to do these mods now but planning ahead ;) When you said HD Tow Package did you mean 53C Max Tow Package or 53A standard Tow Package? I know there is a light duty 53B with just hitch receiver and wired trailer plug.
Boomerweps 03/27/20 04:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Well, They gone and done it

Just finished cutting my hair. I have a three piece BR mirror that I fold in to see the back of my head using the side mirrors.
Boomerweps 03/25/20 05:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

A proper calculation of mortality rate is: total dead divided by total population.That's one way. Another is to compare the dead to those infected, and that's where the numbers go way up. That's why we're so concerned about its spread. Yes, and there's the rub. "those infected" is either a total guess OR determined by those few actually tested or have been diagnosed by multiple symptom. Makes for a mighty small number to compare those deceased to ;(
Boomerweps 03/22/20 03:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Camper problems

If you thought it was 240vac at the dealer, it was probably a 4 pole RV 50 amp 120vac system. RVs use 50 amp and 30 amp plugs. The 50 amp is TWO 120 volt supply legs that share a common return/neutral. So although it is called 50 amp, it actually totals 100 amps. The separate legs power separate busses (grouped circuits) so if one leg isn't supplied, its associated circuits and appliances are not either, like one air conditioning unit on one leg each when you have dual AC units. Most 50 amp RV adapters link the supply to both legs which means limited power to all circuits. You MAY not be sending any power to the converter to charge the battery. Bottom line, your adapter may be hosing you. Have you tried charging the battery disconnected from the RV, measure the charge, let it set a day, then measure the charge again to check the self discharge rate? Edit: just reread thread. Brand new, take it back to the dealer to repair/replace battery. Brand new, dealer problem to solve!
Boomerweps 03/22/20 08:40am General RVing Issues
RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

Actual data to keep things in perspective, courtesy Rep. Biggs & Rep. Buck. Diamond Princess cruise ship, considered an enclosed environment. 17% onboard tested positive, total number tested positive 697, total died 7. Average age passenger 58, 33% passengers over 70.
Boomerweps 03/22/20 08:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Ford, GM, FCA Agree to Shut Down US Plants

PA Governor shut down vehicle sales and leasing as non essential, but did leave open auto parts stores and repair services. Getting my truck inspected today.
Boomerweps 03/20/20 08:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Don't come to PA

I did notice sporting goods are non-essential. No reference to gun shops. So, all gun and ammo sales are shut down by that logic. If anyone wants to read the proclamation and list, just search PA governor and there will be links there.
Boomerweps 03/20/20 08:04am General RVing Issues
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