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RE: Will fifth wheel front hit truck back window?

I think I would certainly find out. Go out into a large parking lot and slowly start making tighter and tighter turns while keeping a close eye on the front cap of your fifth wheel. You will then know for sure. WTF? IMHO, a much better plan would be use a tape measure, get the distance back of cab to center of 5th wheel. Next, measure width of cab at the height of nose of trailer. Now a piece of string, tie a loop large enough to fit around the king-pin in the end. Pull the loop straight, and measure the first measurement down the string, and put a clip on the string. Put loop around king-pin, with string in front of trailer, then move to side until clip gets to front of trailer, make a mark. Measure from that mark, back toward center half the width of cab, that is where it will contact. Then hope you always camp on flat ground where the trailer or truck will not tilt or pitch True dat! Same thoughts apply to testing in a parking lot. But, if the OP was to do the measurements from where the hitch will be located, he can see the limit before he drops the coin for any hitch...
JRscooby 09/21/19 07:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Grote 46003 clearance light gaskets!!

Over decades I have put a bead of clear "form a gasket" where the edge of lens meets housing, re-assemble, and wipe off excess. Piece of chicken...
JRscooby 09/21/19 06:38am Tech Issues
RE: Will fifth wheel front hit truck back window?

I think I would certainly find out. Go out into a large parking lot and slowly start making tighter and tighter turns while keeping a close eye on the front cap of your fifth wheel. You will then know for sure. WTF? IMHO, a much better plan would be use a tape measure, get the distance back of cab to center of 5th wheel. Next, measure width of cab at the height of nose of trailer. Now a piece of string, tie a loop large enough to fit around the king-pin in the end. Pull the loop straight, and measure the first measurement down the string, and put a clip on the string. Put loop around king-pin, with string in front of trailer, then move to side until clip gets to front of trailer, make a mark. Measure from that mark, back toward center half the width of cab, that is where it will contact.
JRscooby 09/21/19 06:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: States Visited Map Rules

That'll be easy, just float it down the river. LOL They had issues floating it some time back...
JRscooby 09/19/19 02:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: States Visited Map Rules

Your map, your rules. I include all states that we actually visited. Some we did not camp in, like Rhode Island. I lived in Connecticut so RI was just a visit. I often changed planes in Minneapolis-St.Paul and did not include that until we spent time there. We visited 5 museums and attractions in Kansas and I included that before we spent a night there. (Don't miss the Steamboat Arabia in KC). Your map, your rules. Matt Steamboat Arabia in KC is not in Kansas. And there is talk of moving it to the Jeff city area, to have room for the other boats they have found.
JRscooby 09/19/19 08:43am Roads and Routes
RE: Why was this thread closed?

Might be better to PM whoever closed it?
JRscooby 09/19/19 06:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cleaning out a DIY septic tank

Be sure to get a video of you doing that. It might just win a spot on America's Funniest Videos. Put a copy on YouTube and post a link to on here. I'd love to see it. Hey youre the guy who replied in 1 minute to dog on a complete stranger over the internet. Think about that for a bit. Dog on you? I don't see that. I see somebody giving fair warning of what is likely to happen if air pressure was used as described. Might want to think yourself. I would not have the system you describe, but a drum with a lateral lines? Maybe?
JRscooby 09/19/19 04:39am Tech Issues
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

I've consulted with heavy energy user cement manufacturer whose manufacturing costs is 1/3 energy. Done true cost of burning coal and now company is into wind with initially two turbines on site and tapping the wind farm within the vicinity for energy requirements. A cement plant in my home town sold out to a foreign company. (also the quarry that was working the same ground. That hurt me, because the foreign company decided to enforce some of the state weight laws, but not all of them.) They upgraded the plant to produce a lot more cement, but use less coal and metered natural gas. Ran a 8 inch pipe under the state highway to carry the methane collected from the sanitary landfill, use as a fuel source. Semi trailers of paper not clean enough to recycle, unloaded to feed the burner. For about 6 weeks I hauled 25 tons a day of shredded tires in to feed the burner Igloo makes a bunch of defective coolers? Feed the burner. Sorry, but why did it hurt you when you're making money off them with the hauls? A concrete co had a portable plant set up about a half mile past the line where the weight limit drops. If I run the back road I was legal packing 45 tons up to that line, and could see from there to the gate. If the weight watcher was close to that last half mile, turn into the truck stop, and wait. No real stress for me to put over 1000 tons a week in there. Ownership changes, outside the zone nobody can gross over 80,000. So I drop the short tri-axle, pick up the longer trailer that I am legal at 80, can cross the scale with 24, but takes as long to dump as the big load. Run BTW all week, and maybe haul 700 tons. Now I don't mind competing, if we all under the same rules, but they would let the tri-axle straight trucks leave grossing 80, and at 80, they where 11 to 12 tons over depending on how long they where.
JRscooby 09/18/19 01:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Not A Joke Top Off With Gasoline or Diesel

Everything of mine was filled before the price west up. My issue with storing gas is the fact that gas will not keep. I make it a point to drive my TV one day a week. If I filled it, and did not go camping the tank would last about 6 months. I know that if I need to rush someplace I can get there on a quarter tank. When I get down to quarter, I put in 5 gallons. When I ready to tow, takes at least 15 gallon of fresh. The 2nd tank of fresh, I have more power...
JRscooby 09/18/19 11:10am Tech Issues
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

I've consulted with heavy energy user cement manufacturer whose manufacturing costs is 1/3 energy. Done true cost of burning coal and now company is into wind with initially two turbines on site and tapping the wind farm within the vicinity for energy requirements. A cement plant in my home town sold out to a foreign company. (also the quarry that was working the same ground. That hurt me, because the foreign company decided to enforce some of the state weight laws, but not all of them.) They upgraded the plant to produce a lot more cement, but use less coal and metered natural gas. Ran a 8 inch pipe under the state highway to carry the methane collected from the sanitary landfill, use as a fuel source. Semi trailers of paper not clean enough to recycle, unloaded to feed the burner. For about 6 weeks I hauled 25 tons a day of shredded tires in to feed the burner Igloo makes a bunch of defective coolers? Feed the burner.
JRscooby 09/18/19 10:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Not A Joke Top Off With Gasoline or Diesel

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JRscooby 09/18/19 09:38am Tech Issues
RE: Not A Joke Top Off With Gasoline or Diesel

“US has broken, and continues to break that bargain. What do we, as a people expect Iran to do? Make another "deal"? ” The Stockholm Syndrome working it’s subtle delusions? Are you saying you do not believe that USA did not unilaterally pull out of the nuclear weapons deal that Iran signed with many countries in the world? And did not place sanctions on Iran? And threaten to sanction any country or company that did not honor the sanctions? Snot, even Fox says he did that! Now the war profiteers may be cheering about it, but to say it did not happen or expect Iran not to react is IMHO delusional. And if you study the personal history from the '70s thru 2016 you could see the Iranians have nobody to deal with, his word, or even sharpie mark means nothing.
JRscooby 09/18/19 09:36am Tech Issues
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

News flash! Both the oil and coal industry have created Superfund sites. Plus a lot of smaller messes. Can you name one that has to be mitigated forever? Name one in the top 10. The only reason "mitigated forever" is nobody wants to pay to clean the hole mess. Going forward, we have learned to make "clean as you go" part of the deal. This means much more of the cost of clean-up is included when the stuff is sold. What would the cost of gasoline be if if pump price included the total cost of the use of the product? How much of the military budget goes to protect our oil under their sand? What percentage of health care is related to burning fossil fuel?
JRscooby 09/18/19 08:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

Electric car clean? Ha, ha, ha...… Let me show you just one of the problems mining has caused? This coper mine was called "the mine that electrified America." Mining for copper caused this super fund site. This site makes one of the top ten super fund sites in this country. It is such a huge problem just like a nuclear waste site, the fix has to be operated forever. Forever is a long time for a fix. While on vacation a few months ago I got to visit and see this super fund site. Crazy problem. And like I said above, the fix has to be applied forever. Forever! This pit has over 40 BILLION gallons of highly toxic water in it. Check out what happened when over 25,000 geese landed in this toxic soup super fund site. Nice hu? This is just one copper mine. Just one. How many more mines do you think are going to be made to keep up with the electric car demand? Remember, this is just one mineral and does not even talk about the others that are needed to manufacture LI batteries. Unfortunately reality does not fit their narrative of clean electric vehicles. News flash! Both the oil and coal industry have created Superfund sites. Plus a lot of smaller messes.
JRscooby 09/18/19 06:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Not A Joke Top Off With Gasoline or Diesel

I fail to understand the "confront Iran". We, the USA have been attacking them for over a lifetime, and they have never invaded our country. When they invaded the embassy in 1979 and held our diplomatic staff hostage, they invaded our country. Think about that '79. If you read the history of that time, most of the Iranians involved in that where students, and student age. So most would of been born after '60 and all after '53. Now if we could step back from the Me! Me! Me! It's all about me! for a minute. After Britain cut the area loose (Created Iran?) the democratically elected Government of Iran stated the the oil under their sand would be used to benefit the people of Iran, not the rest of the world. So in 1953 the United States sent the CIA in to overthrow the democratically elected Government. By '79, the revolutionaries had lived their whole life under the influence of a foreign power. Did the Americans invade England April 1775? As far back as the middle ages encircling a city, and blocking the people from getting what they need was called a act of war. Blockade a whole country? The Iranians say they did not do it. I am more inclined to believe them than the currant US administration. Iran and most of the rest of the developed world had a agreement about weapons. The security services of all countries, including the United States said Iran was holding their end of the bargain. US has broken, and continues to break that bargain. What do we, as a people expect Iran to do? Make another "deal"?
JRscooby 09/18/19 05:34am Tech Issues
RE: Not A Joke Top Off With Gasoline or Diesel

Seems to me that we’re mostly just nibbling around the margins while willfully ignoring the root cause...At some ugly point, the adults in the room will have little choice but to confront the Iranian regime... Punting to EV’s (or Don Quixote windmills) as the solution to this difficult reality is of little use... I fail to understand the "confront Iran". We, the USA have been attacking them for over a lifetime, and they have never invaded our country. On the other hand 17 out of 19 hijackers 18 years ago this month where Saudi nationals. But we sell weapons to the Saudis to protect themselves from Iran. US claims to love Democracy. We hear of elections in Iran. Fair elections, I can't say, (in my home town less than 5% of registered voters raised our taxes) Any Saudi elections in the news? As far as I know, human rights is a wash.
JRscooby 09/16/19 04:58am Tech Issues
RE: Couple jailed in Iran

If drones have been used to spy on you buy a country that has tried to dominate you for decades, is engaged in a act of war against you, citizens of a ally of that country flying drones would be suspect.
JRscooby 09/15/19 11:19am Around the Campfire
RE: Six Volt MH battery in a tractor...

Back in the day we would replace the voltage regulator, so the gen would charge the 12 V battery. Before hook up ground we would hook all loads except the starter to a screw driven into the strap between cell 3 and 4. Most vehicles switched the full load of the starter, but if used a solenoid we replaced that..
JRscooby 09/15/19 07:51am Tech Issues
RE: Couple jailed in Iran

This should hold true even when traveling in the US. Ignorance is not a defense. In US depending on who your are, and the crime you are committing, ignorance can be a defense. And we have all seen it. And many accept the statement "I will do it again."
JRscooby 09/15/19 07:20am Around the Campfire
RE: Out of the blue....

I did and they were awesome, my DW would not go, as she said I could be going to meet a serial killer :B My wife said she did not want to camp next to people we had only met on the net. I asked what she knew about who we would be in the next site on most trips...
JRscooby 09/15/19 06:15am General RVing Issues
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