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RE: Surge breaks on a dolly

When I had my dp motorhome I pulled an ACME dolly with surge brakes. You had to leave the steering wheel unlocked to keep from scrubbing the tires. I ran it about 10000 miles before I went to a four down car. I never had any issues with the dolly tires or anything like that. I think the ACME use inverted steering to avoid the scrub. If I was to go back to any type of dolly now, it would me an ACME.
Campinghoss@51 11/20/20 05:30pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Keeping pets safe in travel trailer while “home alone”

Yes you can do it safely and know whether they bark or not. We use a Cloud Cam camera which has video and audio. We have a temp stik that monitors temp and humidity. I have the camera wired into the inverter so if the power goes off we can still see, hear and if necessary talk to our dogs. The temp stik will let us know if the fiver is getting too hot since we have it set to check every 15 mins. The cloud cam is also positioned to show us a night light which will not burn if the cg lost power. Lastly we use a Verizon mifi which is not dependent on the cg's internet and is secure. All this info is monitored by our smart phones. With all that being said, most of our trips without Lucky and Lucie are not over 30 mins away generally speaking. The longest we have stayed away was 3 hours and that was at a Triumph Quartet concert in P. Forge. We were only 30 mins with traffic away. It can be done with today's technology safely.
Campinghoss@51 11/11/20 05:37pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Lucky

Now Lucky is experiencing symptoms which could be related to a tumor on the brain. The vet has suggested let his current meds run the course and then we will reevaluate. We can do a cat scan at NC State but surgery would be not be an option. The good thing is he does not appear to have any pain yet. One day at a time.
Campinghoss@51 11/09/20 04:27am RV Pet Stop
RE: Lucky

Thank you Doug. I do appreciate it. That is what we are planning to do with the ultra sound. Once they can pinpoint the exact location they think they can insert a small needle to extract what is needed for a biopsy. If it is benign and located where it can be completely removed we will do it. If not, well we will cross that bridge when necessary.
Campinghoss@51 11/06/20 09:19am RV Pet Stop
Lucky

I knew that our time would come eventually but when it is staring you in the face you are never as prepared as you think. Lucky our shep/rot mixed was in bad shape Wed morning. Tuesday night he was as energetic as a 13 year old could be. Wed morning he was so weak he could not stand and I had to help him when I carried him out to use the bathroom. Our vet ran all the test he could and while all his blood work was normal he found a baseball size tumor with a traditional x ray either on his stomach, spleen or possibly intestines. The vet put him on three meds to try and get him feeling better as it does not appear the tumor is bleeding any as Lucky is not anemic. So now we are faced with surgery or not. We are planning on taking him to a specialty clinic that can do an extensive ultra sound to determine the exact location and if surgery is an option. Our vet said at Lucky's age that it could be risky but it is doable providing they can get all the tumor and it is not metastasized if cancer. Has anyone here had their fur baby at Lucky's age go thru this type of surgery?
Campinghoss@51 11/06/20 08:29am RV Pet Stop
RE: Daylight savings time !

Unless things have changed Az does not participate in DST. When we were there I had three clocks on different times. One was showing east coast, one was Navajo reservation time and one was showing the current Az time. You could turn off the main road at 1 pm and in a few feet it would be 2 pm.
Campinghoss@51 10/31/20 06:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: Tire Pressure

I have always ran the max psi on my trailers whether a fiver or tag. I have never had a problem with doing that. As far as weighing each side or each tire some do some don't. I fall into the latter group. Tires run cooler at or near max psi. Just my opinion.
Campinghoss@51 10/23/20 05:43pm Towing
RE: Winterizing Ice Maker

My ice maker shut off valve is located outside behind the frig in a small door. I remove the compression fitting downstream of the cut off valve. I allow pink stuff to flow thru the valve and shoot a little out on the ground. Then I gently blow air into the line to the frig with a cup under the water dispenser to get most of the water out of the line. Since I keep my frig on all the time that is it for me.
Campinghoss@51 10/07/20 08:17am General RVing Issues
RE: 2017 Ford dually tire valve stems access help please.

I picked up a air chuck combo that has an angled head and adds air and measures the tire pressure as well. All you need to do is put your rear tire valve stem in a 3 or 9 o'clock position and it is relatively easy to add/measure. I don't use extensions and have no problems with the above combo. I picked it up at an auto store don't remember which one.
Campinghoss@51 10/05/20 09:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pigeon forge

That is why I said in an earlier post we went back four years in a row. I have looked at other cg's in the area but that one suits us 100% in all areas. Did you try a Stonehouse pizza while you were there. That is the little pizza place in front of the elementary school.
Campinghoss@51 09/30/20 06:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Arkansas SP $40 Dog Fee - REALLY ??

Good ! I would like them to charge $50 per dog, Then when we took our morning walk we would not have to worry about some dog come out snarling at us. Just out of curiosity; do you obey the length of the Parks leash law? Do you let your dog do it's business at your camp site or do you do like every other dog owner and walk it to someone else camp site. Guy Wow, too bad parks don't charge a grumpy old man tax. X2 1,000 times!!!!! Right there with you my friends.
Campinghoss@51 09/30/20 06:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for opinions on Open Range Quality

We had a Sunnybrook fiver for 14 yrs. When I retired I purchased a dp motor home. After a few years we wanted to buy one more new rv and decided it would be a fiver. Making a long story short we looked for about two years. It was narrowed down to Grand Design or Open Range. We were impressed with the floor plan and the quality of both was about the same. Just like another poster said anything you buy they will be a few issues. We have been fortunate with ours and only had a couple of minor things that were fixed under warranty. I am impressed and do not regret our choice. We are pushing 20 k miles and really enjoy it.
Campinghoss@51 09/24/20 09:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Battery/Inverter question for winter

I also keep mine plugged in 365 days a year. I do not remove my batteries and do not cut the residential frig off. Personally I think it is better for the frig to stay on just like it was designed to do. When I had the propane/frig I did cut it off during the winter as it uses a different technology for cooling. Just my two cents worth.
Campinghoss@51 09/19/20 02:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bed rail clearance

That is about what I have and I don't even think about it. I have hit some dips in different cg's and never hit anything at all.
Campinghoss@51 09/17/20 01:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pigeon forge

We enjoyed it so much we went back four years in a row. It is a great cg. They do not have a pool nor bath houses BUT because of that it is one quiet cg.
Campinghoss@51 09/01/20 10:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: The sad part of pet ownership—The sad update

I am sorry to hear about your sheltie. Our large dog turns 13 this month. We already have ramps for the fifth wheel and the truck. His hind legs are getting very weak. Like you, we will do what is best for him if he gets incapable of going. Take care.
Campinghoss@51 09/01/20 07:09am RV Pet Stop
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

It is hard to imagine that this thread would go on this long with such strong wording from various posters. My rig is equipped well enough to run 75 to 85 easily if I chose to do so. However I am not in a hurry and have been driving for quite a few decades with no violations. I don't drive 65 to 67 for economy only, I drive that speed due to the sudden changes in front of me. My wife, dogs and others are my responsibility and I intend to honor that. If you want to drive 75 to 85 pulling that is your choice. I will continue driving my way and not once worry about it.
Campinghoss@51 09/01/20 07:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Moles

Not to be cute but Lucky our rotty/shepard mix smells moles out, digs them up, crushes them and moves on. For mice we take anything that a mouse can use for bedding and put it in a big sealed tote. We also vacuum the pantry and make sure all crumbs or other items they like are up. Never have had a mouse problem and we live in the country. Our current fiver has a sealed underbelly save the front legs but that is independent of the rest of the fiver.
Campinghoss@51 08/29/20 09:19am General RVing Issues
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

I stay around 65 -67 somewhere in that range and that includes out West. I was on I-40 in New Mexico a while back and a 18 wheeler went by me doing close to 100 for sure. She was screaming and pouring out smoke but boy was he moving. So even if I had been in the 80 mph range he would have blasted his air horn at me. I don't worry about traffic behind me either. There is always the left lane.
Campinghoss@51 08/28/20 06:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help choosing tow vehicle

It is really up to you but odds are you will find the pop up a lot of fun and the next thing you know you will be looking for a travel trailer with a slide or two. You might not think so now but just wait. With two small kids and all the stuff you will take personally I would go with a F-150 equipped with the towing packages. You don't need all that but like I said, you will eventually. Handling and gas mileage will be negligible but the room and safety will be priceless.
Campinghoss@51 08/25/20 04:34am Tow Vehicles
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