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RE: Paddle board / kayak rack

How long is your TV BBC? I have seen T shaped racks that pin in the receiver. Add a arch at front of bed, and a idiot hitch. With toys over cab, could overhang front 2-3 feet without issue. If a kayak is in the center, it does not need clearance to turn, only for drive axle to drop in a dip. We have a 07 Dmax 6.5 bed - I do have a receiver up front Well that tells me nothing. Assuming normal 1 ton sedan with no trunk lid, I will trump that from front bumper to front of bed will be more than 10 feet. Also assume front of trailer is 4 ft behind the cab, a 14 ft load sticking 18 inches past front bumper would be no issue. Now I can't say how close the toy would need to ride to keep your OAL legal. Maybe this: https://vertiyak.com/products/vertiyak Tell me how this would work. Kayak 14 feet long. You mount it with 1 end on the ground. The other end is sticking half a foot above the max legal height. And given that limit may be enforced by bridges, wires, and trees won't get away with it for long.
JRscooby 03/05/21 05:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Paddle board / kayak rack

Nice ! I’ll have to custom make something for a 14ft board - but man it Going to be high Up Some Harry Potter snot there; Legal OAH is 13ft 6. OAW is 8 ft 6in. So the diagonal is less than 16 ft.
JRscooby 03/05/21 02:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Paperwork

I got stopped in Jan in MD and got a warning ticket for the following Couldn't find registration (found it before we moved Handicap permit hanging on rear view mirror no front tag (not required in NC) Speeding 45 in a 35 no proof of insurance Now that is what I call a "shake down." Shake down? Towing 10 MPH over speed limit, is IMHO, a good reason to get stopped. And once stopped, forward vision blocked should pay a idiot tax. If you can't prove it's yours, or that you have finical responsibility in case of accident, why should you be allowed to drive it away?
JRscooby 03/05/21 06:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Paddle board / kayak rack

How long is your TV BBC? I have seen T shaped racks that pin in the receiver. Add a arch at front of bed, and a idiot hitch. With toys over cab, could overhang front 2-3 feet without issue. If a kayak is in the center, it does not need clearance to turn, only for drive axle to drop in a dip.
JRscooby 03/05/21 06:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing Harley and trailer

How long is the HD? Tailgate might be a issue bike or trailer. As for weight, take your snot to scale, get your actual weights. Subtract actual from rear axle rating. 1300 lbs to spare?
JRscooby 03/05/21 05:17am Towing
RE: parking on hill

If it was me, I would bolt a couple of mudflaps top and bottom of a 6X6 long enough to catch both sides. As long as the ground is solid enough the timber won't sink the trailer won't move
JRscooby 03/05/21 05:05am Travel Trailers
RE: Underframe Storage

My big concern with a front mounted spare is if it ever came loose. The damage as it bounced it's way to exit in the rear could be catastrophic. The retractable hangers used to hold the spare up that are on most trailers are pretty flimsy. Wow.........you had to really hunt to come up with that conclusion. We are talking about the location of a spare tire here, and not necessarily from the standpoint of highway safety concerns. If we approach every topic on this forum with the premise that it primarily should relate solely to the safety of others, it's going to get pretty complicated. Sorry if I offended you. But no matter how many times I read that statement I see somebody that is worried about property damage to their property if a spare comes loose. I have seen real disasters where others people where put at serious risk from stuff falling off vehicles. IMHO, damage to your trailer don't amount to a pinch of snot, if it is you that dropped things. If that chance of damage makes you prefer a rear mount...
JRscooby 03/05/21 04:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Underframe Storage

My previous trailer had the spare up front under the trailer. It was well supported and I was able to add "safety" chains around it and attach to the frame. My big concern with a front mounted spare is if it ever came loose. The damage as it bounced it's way to exit in the rear could be catastrophic. The retractable hangers used to hold the spare up that are on most trailers are pretty flimsy. Let me see if I understand what you are saying. Your spare, mounted on front, comes loose, it will bounce around destroying your property. But if it is mounted on rear, your property is safe. The death and destruction that likely will happen behind you is not important? OP, on level ground, park the front tire on a string. Pull that string up to the lowest point halfway between that axle and the rear axle of TV. Box above string? Very unlikely to hit it. Could you make a cage to hold tank up between crossmembers? Might need it hinged so could lower outside end to get it in/out.
JRscooby 03/04/21 07:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Loss of Credit Cards and other Important Items

Can't type the number in? Then I would just call in for curbside pickup. How do you pay for the stuff then? Somebody types in the number. I would do what I could to avoid doing that. And I can stand under a underpaid store clerk not wanting to do it
JRscooby 03/04/21 04:42am Around the Campfire
RE: Loss of Credit Cards and other Important Items

Found a way this morning to make a defective credit card work. My one remaining credit card that wasn't lost in my recent fiasco had been giving me problems for quite some time; after insertion into machine, screen would indicate the card wasn't good. After several tries, card usually worked when cashier tried it. I learned the trick today from a helpful Walmart employee: Insert chip end into machine for three attempts. After third attempt, swipe card. It worked well. Still a bit of a pain, but at least the card can be used. Anyhow, a new replacement card has been mailed and is on the way. Bank also informed me that my new debit card is on the way, too :C I worked at a place that took cards for a while years ago. Try twice, don't work slide it backwards. (No, Miss Blondie, it does not put money back on card). Then try putting card in baggie, slide again. I hated to do it but could key in the number by hand.
JRscooby 03/03/21 03:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: no lights

IMHO, the first step is get a rattle can of black paint, but a heavy coat on all the wires. Now, once the color code is no longer tempting you, use a battery and jumper wire to determine the function of each wire, and hook it to proper post
JRscooby 03/03/21 07:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Battery Powered Lawn Mower

I used a corded mower for a few years. Yard was bigger than 500 sqft, needed 150 feet of cord to reach the far corner. Start at house and go back and forth always turning away from house. The cord stayed on what had been cut. The only time I had to stop for cord was when I got to end of 100 ft, when I added the 2nd cord.
JRscooby 03/03/21 05:25am Around the Campfire
RE: Loss of Credit Cards and other Important Items

Working on the other side of metro, watched a car pull out off a shopping center with a purse sitting on top. It fell off on the other side of intersection. I picked it up, hoping to catch at the next light. While loading the next load I found ID, called 411, then called her. While looking saw a stack of at least a dozen bills, 1 was a 100. Told her I would meet her in the area I had seen her after my last load, would call when could pinpoint time. I confess I thought I might get a tip out of it. By the time she got there I was in handcuffs. As normal, the clean, well dressed obviously well off is more likely to be telling the truth, than the guy that is dirty from a day hauling rock. Did not help that my wallet was a few blocks away because I didn't want to drive thru PL. "Officer, if I stole he purse, wanted to do her harm, wouldn't I just go to the address?"
JRscooby 03/03/21 05:05am Around the Campfire
RE: Battery Powered Lawn Mower

I’m all done buying gas power equipment. Once the EPA decided in their infinite wisdom we weren’t allowed to adjust carburetors anymore, gas power equipment became a huge PIA to keep running properly. My garage is becoming void of gas power equipment. Everything will eventually be battery powered. Personally I’m going with the 80V. LOL A friend owned a small engine shop. He hated the non-adjustable carbs. Reduced the number of machines where the owner had screwed to the point somebody that knew what they where doing could have it running right in minutes
JRscooby 03/02/21 04:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: Fog lights on w/ High Beams, New GM trucks

Over years I found in heavy fog I could see best when I turned on only the amber lamps. And if I turned on high beams, the amber where useless. Of course, if the mission is to be seen in normal weather, drive the truck on. But in all things electrical, Scotch-locks can be as much fun as dropping a anvil on your foot.
JRscooby 03/02/21 03:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevrolet exits all ICE production by 2035

The real question for me is an EV really cost effective when compared to an ICE or hybrid type vehicle. It is hard to cut through the marketing hyperbole on some of the EV web sites. I will probably give my 2009 CRV to my GS so I am looking for another car anyways and started looking at the some of these EV's. I tried to compare an EV to my current RAV4 Hybrid and this is my logic. I live in CT and my total cost per KWH is 27 cents( 9 cents to generate and 18 cents for delivery costs). Most EV's I looked would use 30 KWH's to go 100 miles. At 27 cents/KWH X 30 KWH's= $8.1 to travel 100 miles. My 2019 RAV4 averages 40MPGs so 100 miles/ 40 MPG's=2.5 gals x $2.00/gal = $5.00. If gas goes to $3/gal and it will that would be $7.50. At $4/gal = $10 to travel 100 miles. So to me the equivalent cost is about $3.40/gal. Not factored in is Ct uses mostly oil to generate electric so the electric cost will go up as the price of oil just not as fast as gas. This does not include all the other stuff others have mentioned such as higher initial cost of the vehicle, etc. Bottom line EV's don't make sense to me unless gas prices exceed $4/gal. Am I missing something in my math? I don't have a dog in this fight. I plan to use the 2 vehicles we have for as long as we are driving. As to your math, what about the cost of maintaining the ICE? And I can see how the "fueling" on long trips would be a issue. But the fuel at home for most trips would be great.
JRscooby 03/02/21 12:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cost effective 14,000 tow rating

Until you said single wheel I was thinking a old class 5-7 would fill the bill.
JRscooby 03/02/21 07:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Potentially dangerous mistake in March RV Magazine

Well at some point common sense prevents Darwinism. And if you park your trailer on a slope and attempt to unhook it without blocking the wheels on the downhill side, you probably don’t have the mental capacity to do other things required to safely tow a trailer. In my work I have seen many places where the grade is deceptive. Bell, they sell tickets to houses where water runs up hill. As a general idea, chock front and back of wheels on both sides is best practice. When setting up camp it is my job to put trailer where she wants it, get it leveled, chocked, and unhooked. Once in hurry to beat dark and rain, I had dropped chocks next to ramp on right side. Backed up on ramp, saw wife bend down near right wheel. I chocked the left side, and hurried to unhook. Coupler off the ball, then sideways into my shin. Wife says "You didn't block this side" But I saw you bend over right there! Thought you did! "The leash was wrapped around Luke's leg." Still have a knot on my shin, from trailer tongue, and on my head from other tongue.
JRscooby 03/01/21 04:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Paperwork

Non-commercial, don't need log book. Vehicle or parts under warranty? (Tires? Battery?) Good to have proof. I always keep a copy of shot records for dog in truck. For some time we may need to carry shot records for ourselves.
JRscooby 03/01/21 04:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Chevrolet exits all ICE production by 2035

I have couple of questions for everybody whining and crying about how the US will never accept E vehicles, solar/wind power, never work for us, we can't change, or if we do change not that fast yada, yada yada. First, do you remember before it was discovered Freon was destroying the atmosphere? The world is ending! No R12! How can we drive with no AC?! But when we could not get R12, we fixed the AC instead of adding a can. I bet a higher % of cars on the road now have working AC. Now the major deal; Man or countries, when faced with change, there are 2 choices. Lead or follow but get out of the way. If the rest of the world makes the change what happens to US? Will the rest decide the US has nothing to export but pollution and hate, and refuse to trade with us? I hear ya. I think there will be challenges ahead for the US on this. I'm not an American but I read constantly on the forums here and various news sources that the US pretty much has a third world grid and very little chance of ever improving it because of some kind of geo-political struggle. I would think though at some point many that are able to will just toss in the towel on connecting to the grid and make their own power. That in itself would probably kind of solve the problem as the utilities can stay with the third world grid approach and many will just become self sufficient with solar and wind. It would probably work. No idea really. Just conjecture. About the grid issues; IMHO, they could be reduced if people could agree that there are things that are common good, and should be invested in. I think everybody that visits this sight has some interest in traveling on the highways. I also understand the only reason the word "history" is not auto replaced by ****** is it has too many letters. But if you hunt for it there is a great travel story from over 100 years ago, by a fairly young man that had traveled in Europe under war conditions, then traveled with a group of men and vehicles across the United States. The story goes the problems he encountered on that trip caused him, when he became president, to work to unite the country to build a "Interstate highway system for commerce and defense" which we all use for our RVs. Some call the generation before Boomers The greatest generation because of the world challenges they united to meet for common good. Our generation? If it ain't good for me it must be bad.
JRscooby 02/27/21 05:27am Tow Vehicles
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