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RE: MorRyde IS & Disc Brakes

I know of a couple of people that had the IS installed, and they say you can leave a glass of wine on the counter while traveling, and when you arrive, it's still standing no matter how reckless you drive! No, really, you have a nice new Alliance? I'd go for it. And disc brakes are a no brainier. But I understand there's a long wait in line for the IS at Morryde. JK
JKJavelin 11/09/22 06:17am Towing
RE: Winter Battery Storage

I had 300 watts on our previous trailer and now 660 watts of solar on our current trailer, haven’t taken the batteries out since the solar went in! I haven’t had a battery issue yet, the solar keeps the batteries “full”, no freezing. Here in WI it can get below zero, maybe not as cold as Minnesota but cold none the less. :B Dan Hey Dan - Question about your solar. We store our rig in the southwest where I worry about dust and crud covering up our panels (700W), but we get enough rain in the cooler months to hose them off. What do you do in Wisconsin with the snow? Does the snow accumulate and cover your panels? We sure love having the batteries charged and ready to go 24/7/365. I also am in southeastern Wisconsin. Where I store mine, the wind blows most of the snow off of the roof. Then, if you get a sunny day, the black solar panels warm up a little and the snow will melt off of them. I've had the solar for 2 winters so far, (we don't head south until late January) and it's been fine. JK
JKJavelin 10/27/22 06:52am General RVing Issues
RE: You tube Fulltimers getting squeezed

https://youtu.be/2bU6IU36NIU Earlier this year, a Youtuber 'Living the Van Life' did a 3 part series on his trip to the Arctic Ocean in winter in a van. VERY good and interesting series. Very well done videography. I do need to see some of his other work. JK
JKJavelin 10/21/22 06:24am General RVing Issues
RE: mounting the tireminder booster under a fifth wheel triler

I zip tied mine in the front compartment,overhead, out of the way AND found a wire up there for the outside clearance lights to power it since I always drive with my lights on anyway. That way it's only on when I'm towing. JK
JKJavelin 10/11/22 05:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Friction hinges, easy way to change?

If you ever go out west where there's plenty of wind, you would appreciate that friction hinge. Ours lost its friction, and I wish it hadn't. JK
JKJavelin 09/20/22 06:02am Travel Trailers
RE: toilet

Well, the silicone spray only lasted a day, so today I decided to take it apart again and realized that the rear facing end of the ball (the ball closes front to back) has a larger gap than the front end and relocated the seal slightly to give it a little better coverage on that end to seal more completely instead of the chance of a small gap. See if that works.
JKJavelin 08/09/22 02:50pm Tech Issues
RE: toilet

I have the Thetford Style II,with the ball type gate. It's been leaking through for the last couple of years, so I finally changed the seal after watching a couple of YouTube videos on how to do it. Very simple. One guy coated it with plumber's grease, so I did that too. It was good for about 2 weeks, then started to leak through again. WTF!! It seems that the real reason is that the ball isn't quite rotating fully closed,so yesterday I sprayed silicone on everything I could see where it pivots and moves and it seems to come to a more solid stop upon release of the pedal now. We'll see how long it lasts. This wastes too much water when dry camping. I'm getting ready to switch to a Dometic! JK
JKJavelin 08/08/22 11:54am Tech Issues
RE: Just checking in

Fuel prices are not slowing me down. Pi$$ing me off, yes. Slowing me down, no. x2 X3 2 major trips (over 10,000 towing miles, 100 nights) and just starting a minor, 1000 miles for 3 weeks.
JKJavelin 07/22/22 06:57am Toy Haulers
RE: EVs Stealing RV Campsites!! Not....

Hmmm Maybe we'll get 10 pages on this forum too.
JKJavelin 07/20/22 11:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Fifth wheel length question

After many years with a popup, then 20 years of no camping, we looked for a fifth wheel and fell into our Open Range, a leftover 2016. 31.5' long with 3 slides and a wide body and large tanks, it was the shortest they made that year. It has a split bath and the toilet/sink room is quite small and I think that's why it was a leftover. We are always looking at other floorplans and have yet to find one we like better in a similar length. JK
JKJavelin 07/17/22 08:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Yellowstone roads closed!

We are in the Headwaters campground just outside the south entrance right now, been here almost a week. It sounds like they expect the northern section of the Park to be closed for the entire season, and the southern portions at least the rest of this week. It sounds like they're waiting for the possibility of more rain this weekend. They are still assessing the damage. YouTube channel Park Junkie works in the Park and is posting new videos inside the park. JK PS... They will also go to a timed entry system to handle many tourists visiting the smaller park area.
JKJavelin 06/15/22 11:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anyone Cancelling Truck Camper Trips Due to Fuel Prices?

Not a T/C,but towing a 5th wheel. Left Wisconsin 3 days ago, doing Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, and Hell's Canyon for 4-5000 miles. Boondocking at Badlands BLM (The Wall) this very minute! Fantastic place on the edge of the Badlands. Paid over $5/gallon for diesel yesterday for the first time ever. Hurts a little, but glad we're going. Do it! JK
JKJavelin 06/01/22 03:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Beginning RVer: Is this Scenario Doable?

Wouldn't they just use the address that's on your driver's license?
JKJavelin 05/23/22 07:18am Beginning RVing
RE: Idle/Drive Ratio

2018 Ram Cummins 3500, 62k miles. 160 Idle hrs 1359 Drive hrs 1519 Total hrs Just over 10%
JKJavelin 05/18/22 06:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

I've never been in a Tesla, but my daughter got an Uber ride in one recently. She said only one thing and it probably sums it all up. She said she felt like she was in the future. JK
JKJavelin 05/07/22 06:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping Courtesies

If you will be repeatedly getting in and out of your vehicle throughout your stay, silence the beeps.This one is SO annoying! Either leave your vehicle unlocked or press the button on the door. This one really grinds my gears. It's equal to people walking through our site.
JKJavelin 04/23/22 05:58am RV Lifestyle
RE: Thor 5th Avenue Black Water Tank

The first 2 years, ours worked fine. Then, in 2019,it didn't work. I changed the check valve, but that wasn't it. I tried chemicals that are supposed to clean everything but they didn't help. Ever since, I would try it every once in a while and all of a sudden, this year it opened up again, without doing anything different. JK
JKJavelin 04/23/22 05:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 3500 Long bed and Bakflip

I see you haven't gotten any replies, so I will respond. I have the std. bed, and I think the results are pretty much the same. I use the 4 section Bakflip Fibermax and when folded up flat, have no interference at all,and can see the hitch in the camera, but just the saddle and the latching handle of my Demco. With it folded against the cab, I can see a little more of it. Hope this helps. JK
JKJavelin 04/18/22 02:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Boondock 12 volt charging for RV battery with a Tesla.

I'm pretty ignorant about EVs,but I would think that the number 1 concern would be draining the vehicle's battery, doing everything possible to conserve it. Why jeopardize it for the rv? JK
JKJavelin 04/13/22 05:56am Tech Issues
RE: Camping and Covid

We just returned home from our 10 week Snowbird trip. Private campgrounds are pretty much back, except for the plexiglass shields in the office. Federal parks are still limiting people in some visitor centers and have opened gift shops, but some still haven't opened nature display areas. They all post signs for requiring masks in bathrooms and all buildings. JK
JKJavelin 04/09/22 06:46am Family Camping
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