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RE: Loading generator

Well, I don’t discount your experiences gents. So what % chance you think that the slip rings will corrode and need cleaned if it sits 2,6,12 months? I’m new to these particular generators (onan RV) but sounds like they require more care or maintenance than the 100s of other generators I’ve used.
Grit dog 10/28/21 08:16am Beginning RVing
RE: ProPride and lifted 3500

Apex, Trust your gut here and don't let the others over-complicate this for you. You pulled it, it handles good, end of story. Next step is tow it somewhere to enjoy some time with ZERO worry about your truck doing the job very well!
Grit dog 10/27/21 03:07pm Towing
RE: Loading generator

It means you don't have to worry about any fuel quality issues or deposits in the carb. I wouldn't get too wrapped up in trying to approximate load. If you must run it to sleep well at night, plug in, whatever. And if you don't think that's enough, plug in a few whatevers. Used to be the "recommendation" was to keep the field windings from de-magnetizing. Honestly can anyone who is adamant about this relate an actual experience where the windings needed re-magnetized or corrosion kept the generator from operating properly?
Grit dog 10/27/21 03:00pm Beginning RVing
RE: Long Bed vs Bigger Overhang - off - roading

Like in your other, very similar thread, a good point was made that there are alot of considerations in trying to do some real 4 wheelin with a TC. And coming from a 2wd van to a 4x4, your sense of adventure could get a little bolder! lol But, as you mentioned, a new/newer TC or any full featured TC likely is heads and tails above the van for comfort and amenities. Back to the real question, how far into the toolies do you plan to take a TC and how often? Because with a TC you also have the option of dropping it off the truck and then getting a little western on the trails. But you'll be limited in that you won't be taking the TC to that "secret" hard to get to high country campsite, you may be camped 20 miles back closer to an improved road. Unless the van is decked out with stove, fridge, ample water and tanks, full bath, etc, it's more of a luxurious tent. And you wouldn't be asking all these questions if you didn't want to upgrade. Given that RV prices (and trucks) are whoerhuose high right now, I could suggest another option. Get the truck that you want. Then find an older, lighter, hard side camper like them Lances in the pics and go use it. It will be a much lower cost (and easy to recoup your expense by selling it as long as you keep it rubber side down) intro, with similar amenities in a slightly more manageable package than a beautiful new camper. If it meets or exceeds your expectations regarding accessibility to the country you want to see with it, then you'll have a much better feeling for how you'd handle a heavier camper and where it's or your limits would be. Good luck! I like where your head is at with this. Nothing better than getting your nice comfortable camper back where noone else is in your bisniss!
Grit dog 10/27/21 02:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Hello

Here's what it looked like about 30 minutes before I handed over the cash to some guy in Oregon and loaded it on the trailer. Covid project, but ended up driving it all spring summer and fall last year, thus defeating the purpose of gettin some work done when the world didn't know whether it was foot or horseback and the kids were bored with no sports and school at home last year. Paint is all purchased and ready to go. Same colors. 2 stage base/clear. Short list of to do's before paint. Fix 3 more rust holes around windshield frame. Another round of High build primer and block out the doors and front fenders 1 more time. Pull 2 little dents under the back window. (Bought cab trim to cover, but it doesn't...) Spray entire truck with sealer coat of primer prior to base coat That's it! Best part is, there's probably only about 8oz of bondo on the whole truck! https://i.imgur.com/A3uYnotl.jpg On a serious note, I need to find someone to blast the inside of the bed. It never was stripped and repainted like the rest of the truck was and still has the original peeling paint. I'm not sanding and scraping the inside of the bed. Too many bends and hard to reach spots. Found a guy who will do it reasonably, but I have to deliver the bed to him during working hours. Not horribly difficult since I have the bed on a stout dolly and a trailer with a ramp, but I'm never home during the day... Anyone know of a mobile blaster in the Maple Valley area? I have enough space and gravel that it would be a super simple option.
Grit dog 10/27/21 10:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hello

Since this is the super duper off topic tow rig thread, here's the old truck. (It's a tow vehicle!) Got it so close to ready to paint, I can almost taste the base coat! https://i.imgur.com/bvEc8b2l.jpg Any of you Washingtonians handy with paint gun, sanding block or welder looking for a rewarding way to kill some time in this horrible weather we're having, Hershey's Auto Body is hiring. Full benefits (indoor plumbing, heat, free beer) and competitive pay (free beer, with a pizza as a sign on bonus!). C'mon over!
Grit dog 10/27/21 10:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tonneau Cover

^ Hmmm, it must just be junk...that's excessive for sure!
Grit dog 10/27/21 10:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 chevy trail boss

3 pages of replies and the last post that had anything to do with the OPs question was post #6 on the first page.... I'm guilty of starting the ball rolling downhill based on part of a previous comment that also had nothing to do with the original question as an apples to oranges comparison. If we were in confession, I am part of the problem....lol
Grit dog 10/27/21 10:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2002 silverado 1500

The population of the United States was only 213 million in 1974. Every 16 year old did not get a brand new car for their birthday. One-car families were still very common. Translation: Lots less traffic on the road. Yes there were Interstates but not nearly as many, so definitely more surface road travel. Translation: Slower speeds, less power needed to maintain them. Further, folks were more tolerant of someone poking along pulling a heavy trailer. Now you'd be lucky to make it without some idiot plowing into your rear because they "didn't see it." If they don't plow into you, you get the lovely hand gestures of irate drivers, and a good possibility of finding one of those irate drivers waiting for you at the next rest stop, ready to give you a piece of their mind, feed you a knuckle sandwich, or give you lead poisoning. Very good point and totally true. However, to your point, a car with a trailer making it up the pass at 25mph in the '60s being acceptable, a horse and buggy going 4mph or a model T blocking traffic would not have been. Fast forward 60 years and the old underpowered rig pulling a trailer up the pass, slower than most of the semis, is today's horse an buggy. It's all relative.
Grit dog 10/27/21 09:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2002 silverado 1500

Probably by working on it twice a day and once at night. While you and your siblings were out playing around in the campground or sound asleep. :) Well, it was a Ford, so...lol
Grit dog 10/27/21 09:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: ProPride and lifted 3500

@ApexAZ. Yeah, just enjoy your camper. I'm sure it tows as well as you claim. Now lets see a pic of that heavy hauler all hooked up!
Grit dog 10/27/21 09:42am Towing
RE: Observations from the road

Let's please keep this about RVing. No mask debates and no vax fights. A couple of y'all missed this admonition and got deleted. Please re-read and please don't get this thread shut down. You can't really leave an anti-mask post that also claims are "hit and miss" and not expect people to respond. If you don't want this thread to become another mask+vaccine debate thread, you'll need to take down or edit *all* of the mask+vaccine debate posts. Easy there bud....I'm sure there's a moderator job open somewhere if you feel criticizing a volunteer job is worthwhile... In other news, it's sorta disturbing that over a year and a half into this Covid thing, there are people who have just started going on about their "normal" lives again... Fear is a strange motivator!
Grit dog 10/27/21 09:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Wind!

Why is there so much hate on this forum now? Settle down people! Agreed. Brandon. You wore out your welcome. You're done in this thread. If you can't play nice, you get the penalty box. Don't post in this thread again. Geez, I musta missed something... Cover back on. Major week long weather system here. Got home, not raining, get the soaked, wet, holding water cover partially roped back up onto the roof, starts pouring, awesome! Poked one hole in it on a rain gutter...great! Got that "first scratch" out of the way... Took like 20 minutes to get it all straightened out. A waterlogged 40x30 "tarp" doesn't move around very well.... Highly recommend installing in the dry! LOL
Grit dog 10/27/21 09:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Vin vs door sticker

Truck weights have changed significantly over the past several years and the VIN format has not been updated to account for it. A 150/1500 pickup will now weigh 12,300lbs, but the VIN format still only accounts for a max gvwr of 11,400lbs for a 150/1500 model. So the manufacturers (Dodge is the most common for "overweight" pickups) I totally don't understand what you wrote.
Grit dog 10/27/21 09:24am Truck Campers
RE: I like it!

With the popularity of toyhauler ramps used as patios and outdoor "entertainment" areas, this seems like a great addition and good marketing to set yourself apart form the competition. One of the reasons I honed in on a toyhualer when switching from the TC to a pull behind was to be able to use the the ramp as a patio. Do we "need" the extra space? Not really. But I like the concept and for me, it was like a $30 option (cost of chain and a couple tie down brackets from the hardware store). If someone don't like it, the good news is EVERY other TC produced is not offered with a patio, so shouldn't be an issue finding one without this unwanted feature!
Grit dog 10/27/21 09:20am Truck Campers
RE: Wind!

PS I wouldn’t pay squat for a sun baked faded crispy lookin camper, but I’d pay a good sum for one that was still shiny and didn’t look like it got left at the beach with no sunscreen for a month! If you use your camper a lot or year round then a cover probably don’t make sense and the camper getting severely weathered over the years is just the cost of doing business. For me, we don’t get to use ours a lot, so the 320 days a year it is sittting collecting dust in the driveway are better served if it is also not getting degraded from the elements.
Grit dog 10/26/21 07:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wind!

And it totally makes a difference in your location as to whether a cover lasts a long time or gets tore up or degrades quickly. In Phoenix AZ I had to park my snomachines outdoors for one summer. I covered the canvas covers with a 2 layer “quality” tarp. From the months of April until October, the sun ate the tarp. It was gone except for a few powdery remnants and the metal eyelets. The black sled covers were bleached almost white and the straps broke the first time I pulled on them. Our boat was stored in Vegas outdoors by the previous owner. At 4 years old, he was on his 3rd custom cover. I have that cover over 10 years later, the rubber is all cracked but it’s basically a dust cover indoors so it has not degraded further. In Casper Wyoming, one winter basically shredded my snomachine cover from the wind. I wouldn’t expect the camper cover I bought there to make it a year without ending up mostly in South Dakota in pieces. Alaska, 1 big snow melt and the ice cicles tire my TC cover. Here in Western WA there is a lot of trees and shelter from the wind. UV damage is far less than a lot of areas and snow load is never going to destroy anything. But it sure does fckin rain! Hence the cover. My snomachine trailer basically turns green on top in about 6 months. I have to wash it twice a year even if it never moves, before the moss takes roots on the roof! So y’all likely have valid points for where YOU live. (Headed out to reinstall my cover….lol)
Grit dog 10/26/21 07:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wind!

Alright kids. I’m as big a sht talker as most anyone on here, but this was supposed to be light hearted, because I sure found it funny last night. (Neither my wife or son noticed either and they were out the driveway trying to get the d@mn generator started after the wind went through! (The one I said doesn’t need exercised and always works, in another thread like yesterday, lol. I thought it was karma making me eat my words when they called me at work and couldn’t get it fired up. Said it ran for like 15sec and died. I asked them if they turned the gas on. Both said yes, however when I got home, the gas valve was off as was the kill switch. Turned both to on and had power with 3 pulls of the cord! Woulda been 1 pull but the carb ran dry, lol) @doegeguy, yep imma get my money’s worth out of them straps once I put it back on! There’s a lot of them too, so I got a good deal! Lol. We can stop bitchjng about whether covers are good or bad. I’d prefer to store under a roof but since I can’t, thislldoo. Look at it this way. All you anti cover folks, aren’t supporting the RV cover industry like I am!
Grit dog 10/26/21 07:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wind!

Now that's funny! It was meant to be, because I have been thinking about strapping it up and after seeing it in the storm this weekend, I was like pffft this will stay put on here!
Grit dog 10/26/21 03:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wind!

I think covers cause more damage than they protect against. Thanks for that wonderful insight Mr. Tuna! I think I'd like another 12x40 bay in the shop to park it in, but you know the old saying. Wish in 1 hand, poop in the other and see which one fill sup first. So until then, I'll keep the sun, moisture, bird poop, streaks, leaves and branches off of it with a cover.
Grit dog 10/26/21 03:05pm General RVing Issues
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