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RE: Quadruples ?

Reminds me of the days when we used to tow a broken down vehicle with a chain or tow strap ( short distance ). Requires some coordination. Then we progressed to using a pipe in the line to keep vehicles from colliding.:R LOL and the arguments about how long to hook the chain; Some wanted lots of space, give more room to stop. I preferred just enough distance to have room to turn. Sudden stop, might bump, but both close to same speed not a hard hit.
JRscooby 07/12/20 03:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pet Peeves long road trip

I've found in general when I'm merging on to a busy highway with our motorhome and toad that the OTR truckers are usually the most helpful in either moving over or backing off to make a hole for me. I try to return the favor as much as possible... Can you explain why you should expect anybody to slow down to let you in? Get YOUR head on your shoulders, look at the traffic, judge speed and drop in behind the one you expect to slow.
JRscooby 07/12/20 12:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: People sure are getting petty with their park reviews

You're going to see more and more of these types of reviews as the flood of new and inexperienced RV owners hit the parks. Things aren't going to be as rosy as the RV salesman told them it was going to be and the bad reviews will roll in. We just read between the lines and try to find the appropriate information that actually makes sense and ignore the rest. Reviews can still be used to determine the right choice, it just takes a little more work. Chuck I have read reports of record sales of RVs in the last few months. Have also seen reports 32% of households missed July housing rent or mortgage. I think we need to face the fact many of the RV sold will not be used for recreation. CGs will be the new Hovervilles
JRscooby 07/12/20 10:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Pet Peeves long road trip

Law of the road....whoever has the biggest, baddest vehicle has the right-of-way. RV's win, except against semi's. LOL. Until you meet the guy in the old Mercury that all ready bashed on all 4 corners... yep all most every time try merging on the freeway and the guy on your left slows down, Only if you decide your gap is behind them.
JRscooby 07/12/20 06:12am General RVing Issues
RE: How do I know if my trailer coupler is adjusted correctly?

I own 2 trailers, and half of 2 others. And none of them like the same drop on the ballmount, or ball. When we unhook we pull the ballmount, stick the ball back in coupler, and lock it. When ready to hook up, we know the latch is open, because we just pulled the ball out. The surfaces that dirt would harm if it collected are protecting each other from dirt. The trailers are parked where little foot traffic so unlikely somebody will decide need the mount.
JRscooby 07/12/20 05:58am Travel Trailers
RE: How do I know if my trailer coupler is adjusted correctly?

Put the ball in the coupler and adjust till there is little to no play. Steel on steel needs grease. Why do they make the coupler adjustable? To compensate for wear. Now very few RVs will be pulled enough to have issues. But a little grease makes it so much easier hook up and unhook. Why not lube the coupler?
JRscooby 07/11/20 11:09am Travel Trailers
RE: How do I know if my trailer coupler is adjusted correctly?

Some high friction applications, where a lot of dirt would collect in lube, I run metal to metal, and repair the wear as needed. But a ball/coupler I always lube. Never seen a reason not too.
JRscooby 07/11/20 09:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Nascar Follies

In time, hopefully. Currently: LA TIMES: MARCH 30, 20206:30 AM UPDATEDJUNE 15, 2020 | 11:59 AM Sports leagues and federations across the world addressed the coronavirus outbreak by suspending seasons and canceling play. Yes, sports for this year will not have people in the stands if happen at all. But widespread virus is the reason for MT stands. Much of the developed world has slowed or even stopped the spread, very likely to have sports next year.
JRscooby 07/11/20 06:55am Around the Campfire
RE: Remember the bike box?

On the farm, you can put 40 acres under a roof sooner or later you need to leave something outside. In RV stuff grows to fit the space.
JRscooby 07/10/20 02:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Remember the bike box?

A shelf....yes, for sure. My thought now is to put the shelf low, and let the bikes sit on that..leaving the lower area for 'stuff'. My Yammy 1000 inverter, a fuel can, the sewer hose. Thoughts welcome. Gary A bottom shelf would be easier, only need legs to hold up. And if loading/hauling something heavy lower is better. Adding weight that far back could cause handling issues. Might be better to put grill and chairs back there, and the gen up between axles Looks good to me. Think I would add a shelf. Someplace to carry couple hooks, pulley and rope. Might be useful to get tire down and up if need to use it. I can reach the tire standing...to actually undo it or put it back, I will likely need some kind of stool. I have one of them thar plastic folding ones...I may need to upgrade to an actual small folding step thing. Because the box is frameless and is so long..it will damage the top if I am walking on it. Really tho? It won't be me taking the tire down. Gary You doing it, or somebody else, putting that spare back up there, that box will take some weight, unless you have something to do the lifting. BTW, make sure the valve stem is down where you can reach it. Murphy's law implies you're less likely to need a spare that is properly inflated.
JRscooby 07/10/20 09:16am General RVing Issues
RE: F600 going into production without diesel engine

And for a truck that can always fuel at the same place converting a spark fired engine to NG is pretty easy
JRscooby 07/10/20 08:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Nascar Follies

Maybe the problem is us. We are the ones who would like to see some good racing. And, we would like to see certain drivers in the winning circle. IMO the main problem is NOT NASCAR. IMO right now the problem is that a safe practical way of having spectators in the grandstands has not been found. Therefore, we should discuss the SECOND problem. Hopefully by next year the US can catch up with the rest of the developed world in progress to safely get fans in the stands for any sports.
JRscooby 07/10/20 07:03am Around the Campfire
RE: Without getting political....

But IMHO, NFL can not claim to be a non-gov organisation when the taxpayers pay for the theater for their show. The National Football League is the world’s most profitable league. Each of the NFL’s 32 teams is among the top 50 most valuable sports franchises. 31 of these teams are privately owned. Yes league and teams are profitable. And the teams are privately owned. But the profitable, privately owned teams are known to tell the taxpayers of the area "Build us a new stadium" or in other cases "Upgrade the stadium" or we move. IMHO, that field they are kneeling on is public property, which means restricting speech a 1st amendment issue. And playing the anthem is speech everybody must hear. Of course one way to solve the issue would be just drop the ceremony and play football.
JRscooby 07/09/20 10:44am Around the Campfire
RE: Why A Macerator Toilet Versus Regular

Near as I can tell those "couple thousand years" were generally in the great outdoors unless urban. Think might depend on your definition of "urban". Waste pits witch grew into outhouses have been around throughout history, and even pre-history. OTOH bet any place you set up your camper somebody else has been there before, and somebody else will be there after you leave. But as normal in this country ME! Me! it is all about ME! I bought a camper that won't work for what I want so I will take a chance spreading disease.
JRscooby 07/09/20 07:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Is a stabilizer jack for fifth wheel hitch worth the money?

My Dad full timed for years. Often when family came to visit his site he would put down the rear stabilizers. When I asked he said as long as he was the only 1 in camper it only moved when he did. Unless something rattled, he did not notice. But somebody else step in would wake him from sound sleep. Once he had door open was messing in the front. He said that 'coon might of been inside all night if the stab where down.
JRscooby 07/09/20 06:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Remember the bike box?

Looks good to me. Think I would add a shelf. Someplace to carry couple hooks, pulley and rope. Might be useful to get tire down and up if need to use it.
JRscooby 07/09/20 06:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Why A Macerator Toilet Versus Regular

Fairly easy to solve that, guys go #1 outside. I would think it would be better to just use the other toilet when water is limited. After all, man has known for couple thousand years it is better to keep waste together, and away from people.
JRscooby 07/09/20 06:32am General RVing Issues
RE: 2020 Ram 3500 OEM Rear Air Suspension

My question is if would change ride height independently side to side fast enough to control motion, how in the world do they move the volume of air that fast? I could be wrong, but that feature sounds like something that sells better than works...
JRscooby 07/08/20 09:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: People sure are getting petty with their park reviews

I thumbed through the recent reviews at campgroundreviews.com and noticed that several of the 1 star reviews were pretty dang petty. One was upset because they left their handgun in a cabin when they checked out and the park owner wasn't thrilled to have an unattended, loaded, firearm laying around. The poster went on to rant about they had a concealed carry permit and how the park's website didn't put they prohibited firearms in bold print, instead it was but one of a number of rules on their rule page. I don't know what having a carry permit has to do with leaving a weapon laying around since by definition it isn't being carried, but what do I know. IMHO, that reviewer should of been withcing they left the firearm and never saw it again. I don't have much issue with responsible gun owners, but do we need a rule about abandoning one? As for the CCP, should the issue authority be notified?
JRscooby 07/08/20 09:26am General RVing Issues
RE: trailer bearings leak - castle nut stuck (why?)

I always feel sorry for people who try to DIY a job WITH THE WRONG TOOLS and making it much more difficult than it really should be. Yes, the right tools make things go better. First, buy an adjustable wrench (also called a Crescent wrench). Mention "right tool" then "adjustable wrench" makes me question things OP, go to the other side, take the nut off. Sometimes heat from bad bearings can heat enough to seize the nut. If the other side comes apart, then you know how. Might be time to get the real right tools.
JRscooby 07/07/20 04:15pm Travel Trailers
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