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RE: Tow vehicles

Lots of missing information here. What model and GVWR of the Jayco? What configuration for the TB, I6 or V8? LWB or SWB? 2WD or 4WD? All of this would in understanding what's going on. I towed my current X20E with a Trailblazer for one year. Between the high miles and the fact that I was right at the TBs limits we got the Sierra. Very nice towing experience.
Campfire Time 08/19/19 06:52am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Cabin filte

At one point GM had a conversion kit for Silverado\Sierra customers who complained of excess interior dust. There are also retro-fit kits available. The video shows what to cut to open up the slot for the filter. Dorman Cabin Filter kit for Silverado\Sierra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6s-WcF3dLc
Campfire Time 08/13/19 07:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Kathryn Abbey Hanna - Campsite Walkaround Video

Campfire Time 08/12/19 10:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bicycle Safety

And the place I was talking about with the stealing problem was one of those nice places away from populous areas. All it takes is someone in the community to be less than honorable. I'll give you that. Can happen almost anywhere from time to time. But if it's a common issue? That's not such a nice place then, wouldn't you agree?
Campfire Time 08/07/19 12:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: capital one credit card

Double post. Sorry. Stupid "Service Unavailable" again.
Campfire Time 08/07/19 06:48am Beginning RVing
RE: capital one credit card

As someone who works at a bank managing compliance regulations, I deal with this all the time. Per the OCC and OFAC regulations banks are required to validate the customer's address is a physical address. This is not to be confused with a mailing address (account address) which can be a PO box. This is due to AML, antiterrorism, SDN, OFAC etc etc - compliance 8 ways of Sunday. So it's not the banks fault, it's the government - and rightfully so. In order to protect banks, their customers and the nation as a whole, every bank is required to "know your customer". This means validating where you live. If you have an older account and your physical address is listed a PO box, technically it's an OCC violation, but it's likely you are not deemed a high risk and thus fall lower on the priority list to update your profile and validate a physical address. Every bank is required to do this and it's a huge and costly initiative especially when dealing with older data when it wasn't required and now you have to back and backfill. Most banks like Cap 1 and the one I work have upwards to 30-50MM customers. It's a very large and expensive ordeal - not to mention bad customer experience. But in short, it's not the individual bank's fault. X2, this is all correct. I'm in IT and worked for a bank for over 9 years until they got bought out. I really hate Capital One, had them for a long time until their customer service dept. allowed a PIN to be set on our card without proper verification. That said, don't blame the messenger (Capital One).
Campfire Time 08/07/19 06:48am Beginning RVing
RE: Chrome vs IE vs Edge

I believe IE will die in January. IE 10 will no longer be supported as of Jan 20, 2020. IE 11 is embedded in Windows 10 and Windows 2012 Server and up.
Campfire Time 08/07/19 06:44am Technology Corner
RE: Towing speed

When towing my max is 65. That's only when I have to. Generally I do 62/63. I've done that all over the country on major Interstates and have never had an issue. In fact there are a lot of vehicles that are going much slower than that even. That said, make sure to check your trailer tires. Many ST tires are rated for a max of 65 mph. Some are higher.
Campfire Time 08/07/19 06:41am Towing
RE: Bicycle Safety

You are naive if you think theft only takes place on the wrong side of the tracks. On my travels it has been the nice places that have had reports of theft. But that is where the nice stuff is so not really a surprise. That is not saying theft is a rampant problem. One of the places I visited it was actually the locals taking advantage of the clientele because they knew the type that stayed there. And when caught they were not the type of person who actually needed the money or item stolen. And you are naive to assume that I was referring to "wrong side of the tracks", your term, not mine. Most of the problems I've seen and heard of were at these "nice" places that were in close proximity, or inside of city limits. Doesn't mean they aren't "nice" in the definition that most RVers use. We've learned there are far better places away from populous areas that simply don't have these issues. Nice in that RVers definition, and nice in that there are not theft issues.
Campfire Time 08/06/19 11:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Closet/shelf suggestions

X3 for making drawers. I'm not carpenter, not by a long shot, so I had the parts for the drawers made by Barker Door using the cheapest material they offer. Then I mounted them with drawers slides as mention above. My mounting job is so-so but they work pretty good. One of the best mods we ever did. https://photos.smugmug.com/Hidden-Galleries/Camper/n-Sdvz6/i-5ZnbWCL/0/fe5826e6/M/i-5ZnbWCL-M.jpg
Campfire Time 08/06/19 11:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Bicycle Safety

There are lots of options out there. As Way2Roll said, nothing is foolproof, but you can slow them down and discourage them from spending the time on trying to get them. We are in a nice CG in a nice little town. Hmm... Can't be that nice if people are walking around with bolt cutters stealing bikes. We've never had an issue and we never lock our bikes while in our campsite. Our bikes are not expensive but they aren't big box store bikes either. And no, buying cheap bikes is not a solution for people who really like to ride. Cheap bike are harder to ride and will leave you very sore after 30+ mile ride.
Campfire Time 08/06/19 06:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Water Filters

But, they're expensive at $250. For full timers this is probably a good investment. But it's exactly why I recommend to "weekenders" to use gallon bottles of water. I can buy many years of gallon bottles for my trips and still spend far less than that.
Campfire Time 08/02/19 01:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone towing with a Honda Ridgeline?

You should be just fine.
Campfire Time 08/02/19 12:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lights on popup not working

Bottom line is that someone is going to have to make sure that all of the lines in the camper are getting both power supplied and a good ground connection to the Edge. You are going to have to get a voltmeter and check voltage Yes, this is the basics. Start there. Another thing to consider is to check some Ford forums and ask if anyone has seen something similar. I don't know Fords, but I can tell you that on many GM trucks a bad flasher unit will behave like a bad ground. I went crazy one time just before a trip trying to find a similar problem to yours, even replaced the factory 7 pin connector. Only to find out that it was a bad flasher unit. Maybe Ford has a similar issue?
Campfire Time 08/02/19 12:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Water Filters

If you are a "weekender", in other words use it for vacations and don't live in it for long time periods, I'd suggest just buying bottled water. We use the blue filters and they are fine for showering and washing dishes. But all drinking water is from gallon jugs from whatever local grocery is nearby.
Campfire Time 08/01/19 12:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Plastic wheel well trim looks horrible

Don't paint. Paint will chip and peal then look worse than what you have now and you'll have a mess trying to get it to look better after that. Not if the correct paint is used, and the surface is prepped properly. I've painted many flexible plastic panels over the years and have never had any chipping or peeling.
Campfire Time 07/31/19 06:40am Tech Issues
RE: Plastic wheel well trim looks horrible

X2 on the Mothers Back to Black. Mothers Back to Black is great stuff but on a panel that large, not so much. You'll be reapplying every 3 months or so and that will get old.
Campfire Time 07/30/19 09:29am Tech Issues
RE: Anyone Travel with bikes inside their TRailer?

Many bikes have quick release wheels. If yours do get a couple of 2x4s and a set of fork mounts and mount them sideways in your truck. https://photos.smugmug.com/Hidden-Galleries/Camper/n-Sdvz6/i-FRX68Ht/0/1817552c/M/i-FRX68Ht-M.jpg
Campfire Time 07/30/19 06:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Plastic wheel well trim looks horrible

The best way to restore them is to paint them. https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/specialty/paint-for-plastic-spray/
Campfire Time 07/30/19 06:29am Tech Issues
RE: Pop-up trailer for newbies.

Don't dismiss used. I think the cost of a new pop-up is outrageous, probably because canvas is very expensive. I've seen lots of really nice pop-ups for sale where I live.
Campfire Time 07/29/19 11:59am Beginning RVing
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