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RE: 1920's 5th wheel

Ab little reading for future trivia if you are up for it. History of GRACO I always love interesting things like this
Goostoff 11/05/22 09:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Winter Battery Storage

I just leave my trailer plugged in year round. Last battery survived 10 years. It is quite common to see -30F here in the winter
Goostoff 10/27/22 11:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: tire time

I went with these just a month ago. So far so goot. I know they artent the best tires in the world, but they fit my budget and sure beat the tires that were on there since 2005. Carlisle Radial Trail HD tires linkhttps://www.amazon.com/Carlisle-Radial-Trail-Trailer-Tire-235/dp/B01M0OCK5G
Goostoff 09/25/22 03:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof reseal

BIG SNIP FOR SPACE Thanks for any help you can give a guy. Hi, On your EPDM roof, SUPER HUGE SNIP FOR SPACE Hope this helps John I dont know what to say here. That has got to be, hands down, the very best response I have ever gotten on any forum in all of the years of the interwebs. You answered everything that I asked with great technical thought. Thank you very much for restoring a little faith in humanity.
Goostoff 09/21/22 08:42pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Roof reseal

What is the oem roof made from? It is EDPM roof What rubber roof paint? One of the best is Heng’s. Not sure what the brand is. I got it at Menards. One of my customers did his about 5 years ago with the stuff and it is holding up great.
Goostoff 09/19/22 05:57am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Roof reseal

My trailer is getting some age on it and has never had any roof maintenance done so I think it is time to get it done. I had a vent start leaking on our last camping trip so I figured why not just do everything. First question it what is the best way to remove all the old calk around all the vents and stuff. second...about how many tubes of goop will I need. Its a 35 foot 5th wheel with single AC unit, 3 powered vents, sky light, and 3 plumbing vents. I hate to be short half way through the job but also hate to have a bunch of extra sitting around. I also have the rubber roof paint. Should it be painted before calk or after. Thanks for any help you can give a guy.
Goostoff 09/18/22 09:13am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Electric tongue Jack blows fuses

Dont think in all my years I ever saw a jack with a fuse. I just put an electric jack on my car trailer and the instruction had me wire directly to the battery. My landing gear on my 5th wheel has self resetting a circuit breaker in line but thats the most I ever saw
Goostoff 09/18/22 08:58am Tech Issues
RE: 50-amp electrical cable plugs in, the black screw “ring”

People actually use that thing? I have never in the 10 years I have had my trailer actually used it.
Goostoff 09/01/22 09:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fresh water dump inside help

Just get a pool hose and adapter and run it out the door. Or worst case turn the pump on and run it down the sink drain and out the gray water dump. pool vac hose adapter of sorts
Goostoff 04/30/22 09:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting gas with long trailer?

I guess I have been doing this for so many years that I have forgotten that it is a bit more difficult to gas up with the trailer. I always make sure to top off before hooking up to hit the road. I always start looking for fuel at a half tank in case the station doesnt look to inviting, so I can be sure to have enough to get to the next town if needed. When we get to our destination I always make sure the truck is topped off before hooking back up. My biggest concern towing the 5th wheel is overhead clearance. We have one station that we use frequently that we can not get under one side of the pumps or the AC unit will be gone. Other side is just fine. There is a hump in the concrete where we have to swing wide and it raises the trailer on one side just enough that we cant make it.
Goostoff 04/06/22 10:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck squat question

Mine drops 2.5" chevy C3500 DRW and 35' Cedar Creek
Goostoff 04/03/22 08:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires

I bought my duelly in 2012 and the tires were used when I bought it. I have never bothered to look at the date on them. They are still in like new condition still and I have no intention of replacing them any time soon. I would bet they are minimum 12 years old. and I dont think I have put 5,000 miles on the truck
Goostoff 03/30/22 10:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Dish network internet

We use dish network sat internet at home because it is the only thing available to us. They dont actually have their own service. It goes through a company called Viasat. The service sucks. Its expensive, it has data caps, and when there is a storm the internet is out along with the TV so there is nothing to do for entertainment.
Goostoff 03/29/22 10:30pm Technology Corner
RE: Trailer Legs

To raise tires of the ground for long storage times. Why do you want to do that? Modern tires are fine sitting for long periods. No, they aren't! Many tires today have cap plies made of nylon. Nylon is VERY prone to flatspotting - and the longer they sit, the more likely the flatspots may be permanent. Everyone has a different idea of what "long term storage" is. Some people think that winter storage is long term. For me long term storage would most likely mean the tires should be replaced from old age before worrying about flat spots. Heck I have drug cars out of garages that sat on flat tires for 2 years. Air them up and roll them. Owner drove with no issues until the cars needed new tires from wear. Some tire brands will hold up better than others to this condition. If they were good years I would just replace them cause they live up to their name quite well. If they were Michelins it wont be an issue. Those things will rot away before you can damage them.
Goostoff 03/27/22 06:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer Legs

Just dont see how these would help stabilize. You will lose the tire bounce but the springs are still going to move. I have a large dog that can get a trailer bouncing pretty good when he plays so I have an extra set of scissors jacks that put under the center of the trailer on the frame right in front of the front axle that takes a lot of that bounce out. As far a long term storage goes just keep the tires out of dirt with a 2X12 under them and cover them for sun damage. Radial tires can sit for a long time and any flat spots will work they way out very quick as they warm up.
Goostoff 03/26/22 09:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Impact of fuel prices on travel

We have decided to not make any reservations for this year. We will just play it by ear and if we have some extra one week and find an open site we will go but otherwise the trailer sits in the driveway this year. My truck gets 3 MPG when pulling the trailer so it will add up fast.
Goostoff 03/09/22 09:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Step to reach hitch pin

I use a folding plastic step LIKE THIS. They come in a number of different brands and costs. This is what I use as well. Just fold it up and toss it in the truck beside the hitch.
Goostoff 03/06/22 10:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 50 > 30 > 20 amp

I ran mine that way for years 365 days a year. 5 years ago I updated my systems and installed 50 amp service where I park mt trailer so I can turn on the AC the night before we roll out so I have a cool trailer when I am setting up so the dog doesnt cook to death waiting for everything to cool down.
Goostoff 03/02/22 08:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Dog attack in Lancaster CA

“Pit bull” is why it hit the national news Had it been a Rottweiler or German shepherd it probably wouldn’t have hit the national news Most likely because if the owner had a Rottweiler or a German Shepherd this incident would never have happened. As a Rottweiler owner for the last 15 years will agree 100% on this statement.My campground entertainment is to walk my dog through the park and watch peoples faces when their kids run up to pet my dog. I always just tell them to stay calm and only one at a time can pet him or he gets too excited and wants to play resulting in jumping and he can knock down grown adults so I am certain he would unintentionally harm a child with his sheer mass, but he is completely devastated if someone walks past and doesnt pet him. He is a gentle giant.
Goostoff 03/02/22 08:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dog attack in Lancaster CA

PitBull! You can almost guarantee it when reading about a dog attack and serious injuries or death. I will only say you are close to truth. You can almost guarantee THAT THE NEWS WILL REPORT it was a pit bull. What breed the canine is.. Weather it's a Dog (male) or a ***** (Female). The news does not much care about that. I've seen many canines called "Pit Bull" when it was like a wire-haired Terrier or some such (NOT a Pit Bull at all) Only two dogs (both male) have ever bit me.. One totally by accident. his body language was very apologetic. No serious damage. The other was a genuine Pit Bull.. he did not actually bite me but struck my thumbnail (no penetration) with a tooth. (he tried to bite I was too fast) I've had some other canines try as well. one more than once but again I read their body language and I'm fast. or I was back then. Makes me think about this meme. Same thing happens with dogs https://www.gunssavelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Humor_funny_journalists_guide_to_firearms_ak47_glock.jpg
Goostoff 03/02/22 08:28pm General RVing Issues
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