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RE: TV Antenna Question

The antenna in question will work without the net (reflector) but not as well as with it. I'd say assemble it with the net as they are very light and don't have much wind resistance. I have two similar OAT antennas with reflectors. One for use with my camper and one on top of the garage on a 10' pole. Been up there for past 3 years without wind problems.
George3037 11/12/19 01:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Seneca Lake Area

I second Sampson SP but haven't been there in a few years. If they are still there up the road a bit in the fenced in area is where lots of all white deer live. They are not albino's.
George3037 11/10/19 11:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Difficulty Reducing Tongue Weight

I still don't know what your problem *IS* to even make a recommendation. "Tows poorly" is meaningless, and you *are* driving scared even if you don't think so. It's subconscious. You mentioned the accident and how it affected you. I would gladly make a recommendation, if only there was even a halfway concise description of a problem. Too much tongue weight isn't your problem, and trying to reduce it with ballast... You'll have over 2000lbs in the back of your trailer before you see an appreciable change in tongue weight. The axles are simply too far back for that to work. I still think his problem is that he is running "P" tires on his truck as I mentioned on page one. Needs to put at least LT tires on the truck. "P" tires have too much sidewall flex especially when towing.
George3037 11/07/19 05:24am Towing
RE: Aftermarket Trailer Hitch

Many states have a firewood quarantine which means you can't bring your own firewood due to transporting invasive pests in the wood. If allowed, buy your wood at the CG you are going to visit.
George3037 11/03/19 05:01am Folding Trailers
RE: Difficulty Reducing Tongue Weight

What tires are on your F150? They should be LT tires at least E rating. Are they set to proper inflation? If they are "P" passenger tires that may be the problem. And as Tom mentioned trailer tires could be a problem too. especially if underinflated.
George3037 11/02/19 12:16pm Towing
RE: SPARE TIRE

My spare is on the back but about 3' off the ground. That's quite high to lift a 150lb. spare wheel and tire. Requires 2 people. I like the mount you posted but I don't have space under the Class A to mount it. That would fit on my TT but not under the MH. Have you checked to see if you can mount it under yours?
George3037 11/01/19 09:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What air compressor do you carry?

I'm considering getting the 5 gallon 1.6HP 225 PSI Fortress compressor from HF. It will fit in a storage compartment in the MH. It can blow up tires, supply an air jack to lift the MH, run an impact gun for removing lug nuts. Just waiting for it to go on sale(its $379.99 now) For just a compressor for tires HF has a 6 gal, 1.5HP 150 PSI pancake compressor for about $120.
George3037 10/19/19 02:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2 Years with a Older Class A

I too recently bought a used 2002 Tiffin Allegro Bay 35DA w/8.1L and Allison. I've only taken a couple small trips but like it so far. So far I've replaced or fixed the following. 2 front tires Dometic fridge rooftop cover Resoldered loose connections on circuit board for rear BR slide Replaced 2 house batteries Repaired engine A/C - leak checked, pulled vacuum and recharged Rewired power window on drivers exit door Oil and filter change Made new metal panel to replace broken plastic 12V panel by entrance door Rewired 12V panel by entrance door Rewired electric steps Cleaned rust off propane tank and repainted Polished plastic headlamp lenses that were fogged over Replaced BR TV Replaced broken rooftop antenna W/sensar IV Resealed rooftop seams w/ self leveling lap sealant Serviced generator Replaced RF ABS sensor Replaced gas cap Approx. cost doing my own work $1500. Still to do Replace hyd. jacks (all 4) only one retracts. Already replaced all 8 return springs and through troubleshooting determined jacks are either bent or bad internal seals Replace awning Replace brake pads - they passed inspection but was told they'll need replacing by next year
George3037 10/08/19 09:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Weight Distribution Hitch - not quite right

Here's a video link on how to set the head tilt
George3037 10/03/19 01:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Advice on handheld electric drill for jacks

X2 I've used an 18V Dewalt (non-impact) drill for the jacks on our previous travel trailer for years. Worked perfectly. We recently sold the trailer to our niece. We met them for their maiden voyage, and they didn't bring a drill. I only had my Milwaukee 12V (M12 series) drill with me. It did deploy the jacks, but lacked enough power to lift the corner of the camper to make the jacks really effective. So... I'd say get an 18V or more non-impact type drill. Keep in mind, these drills have enough torque to damage your wrist if not careful. I use two hands, and keep the palm of the hand not holding the drill, against the bottom of the grip to prevent the drill from moving.
George3037 10/02/19 03:18pm Beginning RVing
RE: You might be an RV if?

You might be an RV'er if you plug into house power to cool the fridge the day before then drag 50' of power cord down the road when you leave.
George3037 10/02/19 03:12pm RV Lifestyle
RE: You might be an RV if?

You might be an RV'er if you are 50 miles into your trip and wonder why the RV feels sluggish. You pull over to check and find you forgot to release the toads parking brake.
George3037 10/02/19 03:11pm RV Lifestyle
RE: You might be an RV if?

You might be an RV'er if you drive your regular pickup 25' past the gas pump to fill up then realize you aren't in the RV. (My RV filler cap is in the rear)
George3037 10/02/19 02:59pm RV Lifestyle
RE: double trailers

Double towing is illegal in NY and PA. Also illegal in most eastern US states.
George3037 09/30/19 12:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: Dead microwave

Most microwaves have an internal fuse. Did you check that? It will run for 2 seconds and cut off. Clock is still working on it. I recently bought a used Class A and my microwave did the same thing. I had put a cup of water in to test it. It ran for a few seconds then stopped. The clock still worked fine but not the microwave. After numerous tries I found the door was warped slightly. The upper latch makes the internal switch to allow it to work. Apparently the upper door latch was not fully engaging the switch. I opened the door and slightly twisted the door (pushed top in and pulled bottom out) as to not break the glass. Closed the door and it has worked fine since. I know you've already pulled it out but try this. Next time you try yours and if it runs a few seconds then stops, try pushing in the top of the door.
George3037 09/28/19 10:01am General RVing Issues
RE: antenna

Winegard 24130 RVW-205 Sensar IV with Wingman-Replacement Head ... X2 I just replaced the broken Batwing on my MH with this model Sensar IV. It pulled in 15 more channels than the original antenna.
George3037 09/21/19 09:05am Truck Campers
RE: Overtight weight distribution brackets bent frame....

It looks like the previous owner over tightened the saddle bolts against the frame. Those bolts are only meant to snug up to the frame just to hold the saddles in place. I don't see a problem with adding / welding some flat steel plate on.
George3037 09/17/19 03:08pm Towing
RE: Winterizing

Also not mentioned is to shut off the HW heater switches and empty your HW heater tank. If so equipped, close the inlet and outlet valves and open the bypass line valve. I just winterized my MH, TT, and assisted two friends doing theirs.
George3037 09/16/19 05:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: hydraulic leveling jack replace / rebuild

The paperwork in the MH says it is an HWH 200 series, joystick controlled, straight acting cylinders that pivot. I believe Doug is correct that the internal seals are sticking. When weather and health permit I will remove the jacks and send to HWH for rebuild. Thanks for the help and info. George
George3037 09/16/19 06:46am Class A Motorhomes
hydraulic leveling jack replace / rebuild

I have a used 2002 Allegro Bay 36' Class A I recently bought. The hyd. jacks go down but the right side jacks won't retract. All jacks go down and will level the rig but while trying to retract/store the jacks the right side (F&R) only retract enough to put the tires back on the ground. I have replaced all of the return springs (2 on each jack). What a pain it was to have to dig under the jack enough to use a floor jack to jack the cylinders back up. They jerked up a little a time even with the T fitting bleeder caps loose on each one. Mine are 9,000 lb jacks. I do most of my own repairs so my question is has anyone ever replaced their jacks or had them rebuilt? New replacements are around $600 each.
George3037 09/15/19 05:19pm Class A Motorhomes
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