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RE: tandem axle channel supports

Thanks to each and everyone of you. I learned a lot. I did not notice the missing rubber boots for the brake adjustment. Should have known I adjusted a lot of brakes back in the sixties. I had no idea that there would be rubber inside the axle tube. Wow this old dog needs to do more reading. Thanks a million everyone.Yeah, it is basically a rubber spring system. There are a few different versions of such suspensions out there. Like everything, there are pros and cons. Pros: Independant suspension and a lower ride height. Pretty much maintainence free, for quite a while. Cons: Lower ride height. (yes this can be good or bad)The rubber will eventually break down. Rubber ages even when not being used. Some use is good, as it keeps it limbered up (so to speak) too much use will accellerate the wear. There is a sweet spot in there somewhere for maximum life... Just cannot tell where it is. When the rubber deteriorates, the cheap fix is to have the setup reclocked. But this doesn't have a good track record. The old rubber is still in there, so it just doesn't hold the adjustment well. The rubber can be replaced, but this can cost almost as much as new axles. There really isn't a cheap repair on this system as there often is with traditional suspension. Not making a recomendation either way. Your money, your choice
Huntindog 01/26/21 03:21am Travel Trailers
RE: new mattress needed, any reason to buy from camping world?

Last time I upgraded, I found that Phoenix had a matress factory. They custom make innerspring ones. They will make any dimension you want, any spring style, thickness, pillowtop etc. Price for one comparable to a single was 220.00. 13"thick pillow top. Far lighter than the foam ones. So comfy it is now in my new momentum.
Huntindog 01/24/21 06:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: That’s A Bunch Of Grass!

It's OK. He has helium in the tires.:B
Huntindog 01/20/21 03:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Quality Decline since Covid

TT quality has declined quite a bit over the last year... Well we have found a TT that checks all the boxes for both of us. It is only 27 feet four inches (My checked box). It has the private bedroom, and the full bunks, slide out and outdoor kitchen... https://www.dutchmen.com/product/aspen-trail We have a smaller Aspen Trail we got three years ago and the quality was very good on the build. But...now...during Covid when they can't build them fast enough...apparently...quality is distinctly affected...and not in a good way...so we are going to wait. When you walk in and first thing you see is a toilet that is crooked in the bathroom...direct from the factory...and start looking around and seeing "little things" it makes you pause. We also looked at a few others, different brands and there is a difference between our three year old one and this years...crop. We are doing fine so far and don't NEED a new one so we will wait... I'm also thinking that once Covid is defeated, there are going to be a bunch of lightly used travel trailers on the market as people realize...Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time... Interesting. You first state that the Covid trailers have really poor quality, so you will not buy one..... Then state the there will be bargains later...... As these poor quality trailers hit the market. IMO, a poor quality trailer is a bad deal at any price. YMMV
Huntindog 01/18/21 03:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer too long for truck?

YEP, a 1500 can tow it but can it "HANDLE" it in unforeseen conditions. How is it less safe to pull a (the OP) 9-10klb trailer with a 6000lb+ truck rated to tow 11k, than pulling almost 30k with a 8000lb + truck rated to tow almost 30k? Seems like you are both at roughly the same % of max capacity...How many 30,000# TTs are out there? AFAIK, the only way to approach that weight is with a flatbed loaded with bricks, concrete etc... Such loads do not have the large sidewalls that TTs do, making them a more stable tow
Huntindog 01/17/21 02:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing capacity vs max cargo weight rating

I'm not a legal expert so fire away. Ok you're fired.:B
Huntindog 01/16/21 02:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Green Valve Stem Covers

I stand by my statement, automotive tires will never see the type of temperatures that will cause steam.You haven't seen me drive!!;)
Huntindog 01/16/21 02:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Toilet Mystery

Yesterday I took my travel trailer out of storage and moved it just a few yards to a different location. When I went into the bathroom, there was water all over the floor. When I opened the toilet, water was all the way to the top, thankfully I clean my tanks well and the water was clear. I flushed the toilet and the water went back to the tank. There can't be more than a couple of gallons in the tank as I usually add a couple of gallons with chemicals after emptying the tank. I have never had this happen before, what could have happened? Thank you in advance for your help. The way I read this, when he flushed the toilet, it emptied into the black tank. So it is not full. It pretty much has to be a leaking toilet valve.
Huntindog 01/08/21 03:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Busted!

Come to Tennessee like the thousands of New Yorkers moving here ASAP. Not being political. It’s just a fact of life. This state is exploding with folks from California and New York/ New Jersey. Not sure why, can’t put my finger on it. Thanks! Thanks for the invitation! I'm sure I would like it in Tennessee. Governor Cuomo has actually encouraged people who disagree with him about social issues to leave the state! Be careful, however. Immigrants from California and New York may bring ideas with them that could ruin the good life y'all have cultivated down there. One of my daughters and her family have relocated to NC, so if we're going anywhere it would probably be to NC. (But back to the topic at hand: I suspect there are communities in Tennessee that would tell me the same thing about where I can and can't park my trailer.) -SpeakNot just New York, people of Illinois want to succeed from Chicago. Different values in rule area's compared to large cities but the large cities have the numbers to pass the laws. Yes HOA'S are everywhere. Have family in the metroplex (DFW) that live in a HOA that ban pickups. Can you imagine banning pickups in Texas. Someone could get shot, hanged or both!:B
Huntindog 01/05/21 12:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Busted!

I had such a nieghbor once. A similar situation. only the beef was a few dead palm tree fronds. The second time I happened to catch the enforcement officer inspecting my house. I pointed out other houses in view from my house with far worse violations. A couple actually had dead trees. I asked why nothing was being done to them. The officer replied that I was the only complaint he had on my street, but if I wanted to file a complaint, he would take action. I said no I do not want to do that. But I would like to know who is complaining about me. He said he could not tell me. I told him "OK, but please give them a message for me. Any more complaints, and I will paint my house pink with big purple polka dots. That is legal as the only thing the law states is that paint must be in good condition." The officer got a big grin on his face. I never had any more complaints.Too bad I was not your neighbor. I would have called in a complaint just to see you cut off your nose to spite your face.You would have lost. I would have only had to do the front of a small patio home. A couple of gallons would have done it easy....A weekend and a case of beer, (which was about a normal weekend then) me and my buddies would have enjoyed it. I could always paint over it later. I would wager that once some of the other neighbors found out why I did it, that there would have been a LOT of pressure on the complainer to knock it off. I doubt that the neighbors would have done anything but laugh that someone would waste their time and money painting their own house a ridiculous color in a vain attempt to prove a point. Granted, sitting on my front porch, drinking a cold beer, watching you and your friends paint your house pink with purple polka dots would make for a weekend to remember. Then I would get to experience the thrill all over again when you spent another weekend repainting it back to normal. However, I must admit I am not considering the possibility that you and your friends actually like to paint houses. Maybe scraping off old paint, sanding rough surfaces, masking off trim, moving and covering furniture, breathing paint fumes and cleaning everything up when you are done up all while baking in the hot sun is your thing. It sure isn't mine.The house was new, so their would not have been any prep work.... And we would have been having a lot of cold brews while doing it... In fact that would have helped out with our artistic talents.... But the hit on everyones property values would have real, and dramatic. And there would not have been a thing anyone could do about it, other than confront the complainer that was the cause of the paint job. The point is.... It worked. And I never make a statement that I am not willing to back up.And no home would suffer a greater loss of value than your purple with pink polka dot one. You claim you would destroy the value of your home to hurt your neighbors. You claim you tossed a 5 gallon bucket of oil into your neighbor's jacuzzi, running them out of town. I'd move too. Life is to short to have to deal with neighbors like you.As for the value of my home.... I could change that at will with some more paint... The value is only important at selling time. As for the bucket of oil..... You are assuming I did that... Reality is I only know about it. Evidently that particular person had made quite a few "friends" in that neigborhood.
Huntindog 12/31/20 02:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Busted!

My trailer sits in my RV drive, which is next to my vehicle drive... My neighbors love it. Have given many tours, and showed off the light show it can do. They think it brings a touch of class to the area. My kind of people. I do not think I would own an RV if I had to keep it somewhere else.
Huntindog 12/30/20 11:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Busted!

I had such a nieghbor once. A similar situation. only the beef was a few dead palm tree fronds. The second time I happened to catch the enforcement officer inspecting my house. I pointed out other houses in view from my house with far worse violations. A couple actually had dead trees. I asked why nothing was being done to them. The officer replied that I was the only complaint he had on my street, but if I wanted to file a complaint, he would take action. I said no I do not want to do that. But I would like to know who is complaining about me. He said he could not tell me. I told him "OK, but please give them a message for me. Any more complaints, and I will paint my house pink with big purple polka dots. That is legal as the only thing the law states is that paint must be in good condition." The officer got a big grin on his face. I never had any more complaints.Too bad I was not your neighbor. I would have called in a complaint just to see you cut off your nose to spite your face.You would have lost. I would have only had to do the front of a small patio home. A couple of gallons would have done it easy....A weekend and a case of beer, (which was about a normal weekend then) me and my buddies would have enjoyed it. I could always paint over it later. I would wager that once some of the other neighbors found out why I did it, that there would have been a LOT of pressure on the complainer to knock it off. I doubt that the neighbors would have done anything but laugh that someone would waste their time and money painting their own house a ridiculous color in a vain attempt to prove a point. Granted, sitting on my front porch, drinking a cold beer, watching you and your friends paint your house pink with purple polka dots would make for a weekend to remember. Then I would get to experience the thrill all over again when you spent another weekend repainting it back to normal. However, I must admit I am not considering the possibility that you and your friends actually like to paint houses. Maybe scraping off old paint, sanding rough surfaces, masking off trim, moving and covering furniture, breathing paint fumes and cleaning everything up when you are done up all while baking in the hot sun is your thing. It sure isn't mine.The house was new, so their would not have been any prep work.... And we would have been having a lot of cold brews while doing it... In fact that would have helped out with our artistic talents.... But the hit on everyones property values would have real, and dramatic. And there would not have been a thing anyone could do about it, other than confront the complainer that was the cause of the paint job. The point is.... It worked. And I never make a statement that I am not willing to back up.
Huntindog 12/30/20 09:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Confirmed 2021 RAM Cummins no CP4.2

EVERY motor on the road will someday need a new fuel pump. If your pump happens to be a CP4, then that job will cost many times more than just the price of the pump. If you are out of warranty, then it could even be more than the truck is worth. If I still owned a CP4 truck, I would seriously consider replacing the pump at a certain interval, perhaps every 80K or so. Doing it before it fails would be MUCH cheaper. Kudos to Ram for recognizing the problem and dong something about it. When I bought this past year, for once I did not even look at Ford and Ram,,,,because they were using the CP4. If I were in the market now, I would take a hard look at Ram.
Huntindog 12/30/20 05:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Busted!

Well that s ucks SpeakEasy. Super frustrating for sure. Any new neighbors move in recently? They’re suspect as complainants.... Or could just be someone dusted off the code book and decided to get an attaboy by raising money for the city. Maybe quiz some other folks who have RVs parked out front if there’s any. And subjectively, if I found out it was due to complaint by one person and my place looked otherwise nice and tidy and of the same standard as the neighborhood, that person would have their own frustrations to deal with in the near future! We had a nosy b_____ of a neighbor in our subdivision in AZ years ago. She liked gettting the HOA cops out for every infraction. Including garbage cans. Weren’t allowed to be out overnight and garbage came on Fridays. So if we were gone for the weekend, we’d get a HOA notice and fine. Figured out who it was as other neighbors we were friends with all had issues and she was the issue. (It was only homes within her purview). Anyway, her garbage can lid got epoxied shut, side gate JB welded shut and since this was before doorbell cameras, eventually her front door lock got super glued! Idk if she stopped being a biatch as we moved not long after. So she was the bad person???? You not only lowered yourself to her level you went even lower :SSometimes when someone goes low......You gotta go lower. I remember one time about 40 years ago, I was helping a friend adjust the valves on his hotrod. As anyone that has done this knows there will be a little oil that splashes out when doing this. So we were doing it in his alley. A police officer arrived. Said "nice motor. The reason I was called out here is because of that little bit of oil on the ground. Just throw some dirt over it when you are done." Amazingly that night a 5 gallon bucket of drain oil was thrown over the complainers fence into their jacuzzi. They moved the next week
Huntindog 12/30/20 05:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Busted!

I had such a nieghbor once. A similar situation. only the beef was a few dead palm tree fronds. The second time I happened to catch the enforcement officer inspecting my house. I pointed out other houses in view from my house with far worse violations. A couple actually had dead trees. I asked why nothing was being done to them. The officer replied that I was the only complaint he had on my street, but if I wanted to file a complaint, he would take action. I said no I do not want to do that. But I would like to know who is complaining about me. He said he could not tell me. I told him "OK, but please give them a message for me. Any more complaints, and I will paint my house pink with big purple polka dots. That is legal as the only thing the law states is that paint must be in good condition." The officer got a big grin on his face. I never had any more complaints.Too bad I was not your neighbor. I would have called in a complaint just to see you cut off your nose to spite your face.You would have lost. I would have only had to do the front of a small patio home. A couple of gallons would have done it easy....A weekend and a case of beer, (which was about a normal weekend then) me and my buddies would have enjoyed it. I could always paint over it later. I would wager that once some of the other neighbors found out why I did it, that there would have been a LOT of pressure on the complainer to knock it off.
Huntindog 12/29/20 02:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: A top to bottom look at green energy

As far as trains go, I imagine the enviromental study could be wrapped up in 10-20 years. :B
Huntindog 12/29/20 02:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Busted!

I had such a nieghbor once. A similar situation. only the beef was a few dead palm tree fronds. The second time I happened to catch the enforcement officer inspecting my house. I pointed out other houses in view from my house with far worse violations. A couple actually had dead trees. I asked why nothing was being done to them. The officer replied that I was the only complaint he had on my street, but if I wanted to file a complaint, he would take action. I said no I do not want to do that. But I would like to know who is complaining about me. He said he could not tell me. I told him "OK, but please give them a message for me. Any more complaints, and I will paint my house pink with big purple polka dots. That is legal as the only thing the law states is that paint must be in good condition." The officer got a big grin on his face. I never had any more complaints.
Huntindog 12/28/20 02:38pm Travel Trailers
A top to bottom look at green energy

I struggled with deciding in which forum to start this discussion. It could be germane to a lot of them. But since the Tesla thread has had so much activity, and Tesla's technology is central in the conversation, I figured this would do well here. Since we as a country, will be joining quite a few other countries in trying to go green, has anyone looked at all aspects of just what is involved. from the child labor that produces some of the rare elements, to just how scaleable producing them can be? They are called rare for a reason. Is it possible to produce enough to supply the world with enough? At what cost? What about all of the energy used to produce, and refine them? What about the energy required to produce the machinery required to produce the machines that produce the machines? In short can we ever get to a point where we are truly green from top to bottom? Since energy from the Sun is plentiful and free, this would seem to be a no brainer. But I have a nagging feeling that even though we should, we won't get there. In order to get there, we need to do an "audit" if you will of the entire idea. Shoot holes in it. Expose it's weaknesses. Only then will it's strengths become something to focus on. Carbon neutral, Net zero etc. are buzzwords that are tossed around a lot... What they really mean is that we are still polluting. Just not as much, or that this pollution is OK as it is "offset"(another buzzword) by some form of green. I have many. many more questions, and I am sure there are more out there that I haven't even thought of. I look forward to a lively discussion
Huntindog 12/27/20 06:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford posts videos of winter testing of their Electric F150.

PS: when we talk about electricity production there is good and bad with EVs. Actual production will need to increase but production facilities (power plants) may not need to expand as much. Much can be done by charging when demand is low increasing the utilization of the power plants. For most practical purposes solar/wind are just a different type of power plant...though currently causing a lot of issues to the grid. Widespread EVs can mitigate that to a large degree because they can absorb excess demand when it's a sunny/windy day. In the long run, if those vehicles can feed back power into the grid, it could even drop the baseline power plant capability needed. While this is true...... It is also true that the low demand generation times come with a signifignant price savigs.... Currently. That will go away as EVs start changing those low demand times. Many things that we have come to count on not costing much electricty wise will be costing more... A lot more.
Huntindog 12/27/20 03:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cold weather, water, what to do..

Disconnect the water hose. Leave it off. If it’s not a frost free spigot, not your problem. Makes no sense to leave the hydrant dripping. It could be his problem. If the spigot at his site is damaged due to his not following the CG directions... Then at the very least he may have to deal with the result for the rest of his stay. Likely be a small flood, followed by no water at that site.
Huntindog 12/26/20 01:34pm Travel Trailers
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