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RE: Anyone towing an older Jeep YJ?

I have a 1988 yj also. It is a 6 cylinder four speed. The only mod I have done is put a manual four wheel locking system on it instead of the oem one. I have pulled it behind a 40 foot dp motorhome. I sold my motorhome a few years back and went back to a fiver. But, I now pull it behind my F-350 to the outer banks when we are staying down there for 3 months or so. All you have to do is put the transmission in neutral, put the transfer case in neutral, leave the key in it so the steering wheel will not lock and go. For the tow bar, I purchased a hitch from Agri Supply and had a friend weld it to my bumper. I installed safety chains to make sure it never went anywhere in case. Simple set up. As far as stopping, I can not tell it is behind me in my truck or when I had the motorhome.
Campinghoss@51 03/25/23 11:15am Dinghy Towing
RE: Driver’s license for DPs

In NC anything over 26001 lbs required a B CDL. All I did was download the handbook for CDL and studied it one night. Then took the written test. I also had to drive my dp with the examiner with me. Piece of cake. Since switching back to a fiver I plan to keep the B license now that I have it.
Campinghoss@51 03/06/23 04:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pets left alone in RV at campground?

We raised our two dogs from the puppy stage to full grown, camping and travelling in various vehicles. We also use cameras with sound so we can hear if the dogs bark and also speak to them. We had a temp and humidity monitor as well. The camera was tied into our inverter so if there was a power failure we would know. The Verizon mi-fi was battery back up which was connected to the camera and temp stik. Over the thousands of miles we have travelled and the number of cg's we have stayed we never had an issue with the dogs or the cg mgmt. I would not leave the windows open, rather cut on the a/c or just the fan if it is cool enough and leave a radio on. Leaving the window open will almost be sure to get them barking at something. Bottom line know your dog, prepare and always monitor.
Campinghoss@51 02/27/23 07:11am General RVing Issues
RE: CAT scale numbers hitched and not

(I don't go over 65, and if the roads are really crappy, 50 to 55. I will say tho, since we put on the Morryde independent suspension and disk brakes, it truly helps the ride comfort and the flex air pin box also.) We run heavy as well. After spring hanger breakage and leaf springs giving up we are heading to Elkhart for IS and disc brakes in October. Personally any trailer 40 feet or longer should come with IS. All of our suspension problems have happened within 3 miles of our home so I am not pressing my luck any longer. And no, we are not overweight though close to our max. Stock suspension are the bare minimum rating in my opinion.
Campinghoss@51 02/07/23 06:33am Fifth-Wheels
Tough Week

In 2019, Lucky our Shepard/rott mix was diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy. He hung in there for three years. At first it was just dragging his hind leg toe nails and having weakness in his rear legs. On Jan the 20th this year, it progressed into no appetite just copious amounts of water. He went into the final stages of the disease this past weekend. We made the decision to have him euthanized this past Monday. However he crossed over on his own with my wife and I by his side before we left for the vets. I know I am not alone in the grief of losing a companion for 15.5 years being by my side. I know now first hand what a lot of you have already gone thru. It is tough.
Campinghoss@51 02/03/23 04:43am RV Pet Stop
RE: Washer issue driving me nuts

HE - stands for high efficiency
Campinghoss@51 02/03/23 04:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Washer issue driving me nuts

When we had our motorhome we noticed that some of the cg's potable water was very hard. Our washer/dryer combo would have an off order sometimes. I purchased a on the go water softener and never smelled the off odor again. Sold the motorhome and went back to the fiver in my sig. The washer smells fine all the time now. None of our faucets have any signs of stain either. I highly recommend a softner if you don't know your water supply.
Campinghoss@51 02/03/23 04:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Fifth Wheel toppers

I have had them on some campers and some did not. I currently have them on all three slides because they do work nicely and really help keep debris off. Plus they help from the sun cooking the top of the slides a great deal. Wouldn't be without them.
Campinghoss@51 01/26/23 12:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hwy 15 Indiana

No I am staying in Middlebury. We have an appointment at MorRyde to have our suspension upgraded to IS and disc brakes. Just looking at the route you are taking 31 to 24 up 15 looks ok too. 15 is closer to Middlebury which is one reason I was thinking of that route. I don't mind some traffic but road construction is the pits sometimes especially if there are detours involved. It looks like I have several options. I will look at DOT's construction map for some ideas as well. Thanks to all.
Campinghoss@51 01/11/23 08:33am Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 15 Indiana

Summer before last there was a lot of construction on 31 and also 20. Since Goshen is my hometown, I visit there every summer. My sister lives just off 15 south of Warsaw. True, there are a few towns, but a charming drive and I normally choose that over 31/20. Dale Thank you. I have been thru on I-69 but never used 15. The only pics of the road I could find on the internet were dated so I was wondering. It sounds like you travel that road enough and I value your opinion. I just did not want to get stuck on a road pulling a 40 footer that was stop and go too much.
Campinghoss@51 01/10/23 06:32am Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 15 Indiana

Thanks to both of you for your suggestion. While I am not in a hurry I still don't want to get in a bunch of congestion and small towns with stop lights. I can hit 31 in Indianapolis to I-20.
Campinghoss@51 01/09/23 05:38pm Roads and Routes
Hwy 15 Indiana

I will be leaving the Knoxville Tn area heading up to Elkhart later on this year. I am considering running up Hwy 15 in Indiana once I hit I-69 getting on it around the Marion area. Not being in a rush I would like to take it easy. To those in the know how is Hwy 15?
Campinghoss@51 01/09/23 06:34am Roads and Routes
RE: GSMNP close trails to allow black bears to feed

Should have a guessing contest as to how many idiots will sneak in and get mauled. Amen to that. We were in Cades Cove a few years back and the park rangers had hired around 12 volunteers using yellow crime tape to secure black bears feeding on walnut. Yes the bears were just off the road so getting a good pic was easy but folks were parking and walking back to get closer. Some folks were trying to cross the crime tape. Go figure !!
Campinghoss@51 10/28/22 09:34am Around the Campfire
RE: Not destroying the awning

We spend four months on the Outer Banks. We have the dual stage latitude awning by Carefree. The only time I bring mine in is when we leave for a few days. That being said it has a wind sensor in the tube that brings it in automatically if the wind picks up. The newer awnings are made to withstand more wind than the older awnings. We have had several types of campers to compare it to. If I wanted to upgrade that is what I would put on.
Campinghoss@51 10/08/22 04:03pm Beginning RVing
RE: Inflatable hot tub vs. regular unit

Don't have the inflatable kind but we have had one for 16 years. You will use it a lot during the cold weather but as soon as it warms up your desire will wane some. If you like them when you stay in vacation homes periodically I would spend the money for a regular before going inflatable. Just my thoughts.
Campinghoss@51 08/15/22 12:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: Fifth wheel mileage question

I would not be overly concerned with the weight/height but really concerned with the floor plan I wanted. Most fivers run 13 feet and a few inches to top of a/c's regardless. Now your mpg will run 9.3 to 10.5 depending on the terrain and more importantly your speed. I had a F-250 diesel pulling a heavy 28 foot Sunnybrook fiver and ran 10.5 fairly consistently. Our 40 foot motor home with a cummins got 9.5 to 10.5. Now with the setup in my sig I get 9.3 the majority of the time. I run 65ish on interstates and 59ish on primary roads. I will stress again though, go with the floor plan that you want or you will be sorry a few months, years down the road.
Campinghoss@51 07/28/22 04:29am Fifth-Wheels

I expect BRFNK has the same issue I do-----humidity. Our fiver is well insulated and with it being under a shelter out of the sun the a/c's only run periodically. I try to maintain 50 to 60% humidity by adjusting the temp. Over many years of doing so I have been successful in doing this over the summer months. I don't sweat a few extra bucks over the summer since we are not home that much anyway.
Campinghoss@51 07/22/22 08:50am Beginning RVing

Ours stays plugged in year round. I keep the a/c set on 82 in the hot months. The residential frig stays on year round just like the ones in my garage and kitchen. I think it is better for residential frigs than shutting them down. However, our fiver stays packed year round. The closet is full of both winter and summer clothing. The fiver is ready to roll at a whim. During the winter I use several damp rid buckets along with a small ceramic electric heater. It is under a shed out of the sun and weather. Do yours like you feel is best.
Campinghoss@51 07/21/22 04:51pm Beginning RVing
RE: Fifth wheel length question

When we were going back to a fiver from a 40 foot dp, we were only concerned with the floor plans and what would fit our life style. I never let length dictate the floor plan we wanted. It took us around two years to find and decide on the fiver in my sig. I have talked to a lot of folks who regretted letting the length take precedence over the floor plan that was actually desired. Every foot makes a difference somewhere in the floor plan.
Campinghoss@51 07/17/22 12:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Are RV sewer hose supports necessary?

Little surprised at the answers. I have a set and use them just about every time I am at a site with full hookups. I don't use them at a dump station of course, but I find that at a site the port is always a few inches tall and the supports help overcome the hump. Also, without any support, I find the sudden rush of opening the valve really pulls on the connection point of the hose to the RV and keeps the hose from getting a little squirrely. It also keeps the hose off the ground and getting muddy etc. Only takes a minute to set them up and provide the easiest way for a straight shot. To each his own. I just never realized so many people were against them. I use mine as well. As far as being surprised, there are a lot of things talked about in this forum that surprise me :E
Campinghoss@51 07/13/22 09:36am Beginning RVing
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