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RE: ? Becoming a KOA Work Kamper for $

So you gotta pay THEM to work?? No, No, No
JKJavelin 11/20/19 12:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Big Bend

I just recently got a reservation at the Maverick rv Ranch there, the place he stayed at in the video. We wanted 2 weeks in early March and barely got 1 week in February. This will be our first time down there and looking forward to it. JK
JKJavelin 11/16/19 07:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New RV TV show 11/17/19

I'm surprised it's not common knowledge here. They've been hyping it up all year on their YouTube channels. Only 6 episodes per season, half hour show. They're recording the 2nd season now. Probably the most well known participants on it are RV Geeks.
JKJavelin 11/16/19 07:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

This is minor, but it's hard to believe how many people don't know how a 4-way stop works. They sit there like they don't know it's their turn to go. Maybe they think they're being nice by letting me go first (while I'm sitting there waiting), but I'm not a mind reader. Just go!!
JKJavelin 11/11/19 02:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Demco Autoslide or B&W Companion Slider

You are incorrect about adjusting the guide bars each time. Only if you're hitching up a different pinbox and they're different widths. I've towed with the Demco for 25,000 miles and it's a nice hitch. JK
JKJavelin 11/09/19 06:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: No one is heading south?

With climate change no need to go south for the winter. Hot everywhere all the time.?? Here in Milwaukee, yesterday's high was 21 degrees BELOW normal and the low was 16 degrees BELOW normal. In the past week we've gotten at least 11 inches of snow, where normally we'd have gotten close to nothing. Early next week lows are supposed to be in the single digits...about 25 degrees below normal. JK
JKJavelin 11/08/19 05:56pm Snowbirds
RE: Frameless windows question

One thing about the frameless windows that I don't like is that they don't swing out very far. I got this idea from someone else on the internet, except I used 3/4" electrical PVC conduit, which happens to be Open Range gray. Just cut it to the length you want, and I used a 45 degree elbow, cut the end for the correct angle, leaving a tab to fit into the emergency window slot. The window handle slides all the way into the conduit snugly. I made 2 of these for the living area and it cost about $5. I may add pins if I get worried about the wind. https://i.imgur.com/ElIO8Zel.jpg https://i.imgur.com/l7vpIzNl.jpg I've now used these a bunch of times over the summer and they work great.
JKJavelin 11/01/19 06:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Frameless windows question

I also worried about "no breeze" because of the narrow opening abilitty of them but like the salesman said, "turn the Fantastic Fan on low and you have all the breeze you need" Darned if he wasn't right. Tinbender The emergency exit windows swing wide open, so I made a couple of these: https://www.openrangeowners.com/ORforum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=24604 JK
JKJavelin 10/30/19 07:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Frameless windows question

Double post
JKJavelin 10/30/19 07:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: About to GO Full Time

We almost bought a Grand Design 3 years ago and while we were looking I joined their owners forum and I'm still a member and frequent that forum occasionally. Owners were once in heaven there but it seems that now the honeymoon may be over with people complaining like all the other brands. If I was looking right now I would take a good look at KZ. They've been around long enough to be past the honeymoon stage. JK
JKJavelin 10/25/19 06:47am Toy Haulers
RE: Generator pros and cons

I have the 2800 Champion inverter generator. If I was doing it again, I would probably bite the bullet and buy 2 smaller Hondas, for 2 reasons. One is the weight, second is the noise. If it's generator time and I walk around the campground, even in econo-mode,mine is much louder than the little Hondas I see. We don't do a whole lot of boondocking, so I have yet to run the A/C in a campground. JK
JKJavelin 10/09/19 08:05am Tech Issues
RE: 5th wheel with largest tanks

That's one of the reasons we bought an Open Range fifth wheel. Our 31 footer has 85 fresh, 82 gray, 41 black and 10 gallon water heater. It's no longer made, but the new model closest to it has 97 gray. JK
JKJavelin 10/07/19 05:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How tight are the lugs? Repacking bearings.

From the link above, I read that 120 to 130 is what I should torque them to. Since my wrench was already set at 125, I went with it. Thanks guys. FYI, you should always unload your torque wrench after using it....bring the setting back down to near zero....to keep it in calibration. I ruined my first one that way. JK
JKJavelin 09/28/19 02:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2016 Highland Ridge LF319RLS

There was a bad batch of gearboxes for the slides for 2016 Open Range,but on this unit at least some may have already been replaced. If you want to check, they are located inside the cabin on the wall behind the slide trim above the slide. You'll see the round motor attached to the rectangular gearbox. The gearbox will have a label with the serial number. If it starts with a 15 it's suspect. The first 2 digits are for the year produced (2015). If it has a 17 or 18 it's been replaced with a newer design. Not a deal breaker, but I'd have a spare on hand. About $80. Otherwise, people seem to be happy with their Lights. JK
JKJavelin 09/13/19 01:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camper T boned while enRoute on camping trip

Quite the experience pat. Perhaps the most frustrating part save for someone getting injured is the value of an older vehicle to the owner, if it's well kept, compared to the book value when it gets totalled. Yep.it is very important to talk with your insurance company if your vehicle is worth more than a typical vehicle of that age. Local guy bought a 67 Cougar back in the 90s. It was driveable, so he just added it to his insurance policy. He did one of the most amazing frame-off restorations I have ever seen, much less by a guy in his garage. Car was custom, but still looked like one did back when they were on the street. Crager SS wheels, a black metal flake paint job that looked like it was 6” deep and custom black leather interior. 351C under the hood with performance parts everywhere. Drunk guy T-boned him at an intersection. Insurance paid something like $600. He had $3000 in the seats alone! Hard to believe someone so talented could be so foolish with an expensive vehicle. Collector car insurance is very cheap with full coverage, zero deductible. And many policies have automatic increasing car value year to year. JK
JKJavelin 09/08/19 02:18pm Towing
RE: RVing YouTube videos???

We like many listed above especially Slim Potato Head, Grand Adventure and Nomadic Fanatic. JK
JKJavelin 09/07/19 09:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Goodyear Endurance long term review.

I put the Endurance on my 5th wheel in June of last year and have close to 18,000 miles on them. They are wearing fairly evenly and expect I'll get about 25,000 miles from them. The biggest negative about them is that they start out with only 1/4" deep tread. JK
JKJavelin 09/05/19 09:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Level on sloped campsites. How? Unique to 5er's

I guess that's the way it is with those drop-frame rigs. I did notice that the front ends of them look mighty low and was wondering if that would cause any issues like dragging on driveway approaches with low clearances. JK
JKJavelin 08/17/19 06:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Level on sloped campsites. How? Unique to 5er's

These will give you 8 more inches. https://parts.unitedrv.com/products/trailer-jack-block-single-3608?variant=8197493031000¤cy=USD&_vsrefdom=adwords&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIi5_I2I6K5AIVYxh9Ch1eLwr6EAQYAiABEgJZa_D_BwE
JKJavelin 08/17/19 08:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: using wifi while camping

This is a VERY good question. My wife will sit in the truck with ACC on for the wifi to post pics and whatever, although I recently installed a Winegard wifi 4G for the trailer. But if I don't buy 4G data from Winegard, she'll sit in the truck for an hour using the truck wifi. JK
JKJavelin 08/11/19 03:56pm Fifth-Wheels
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