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RE: I kid you not!

Kids nowadays don't have a clue and our schools no longer teach history.
Lightning55 07/04/21 11:05am Around the Campfire
RE: Grand Design Quality

I bought a new 2020 GD Reflection 31MB last February and although I've had a few minor problems, I think it is definitely better quality than the Jayco that I bought a few years ago. The most noticeable difference is that the GN tows much smoother than the Jayco. The "clucking" was so bad on the Jayco that I installed a Morryde rubber pinbox and it helped a lot. On the Reflection I didn't need to add the rubber pinbox at all. It tows much smoother. Most new trailers regardless of the manufacturer, put these things together with cheap, lightweight materials that don't hold up well.GN is no exception.
Lightning55 07/03/21 08:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric bikes !!

I bought an Lectric XP when I could no longer keep up with the grandkids when we went camping. It's fast (28mph) and so far reliable. I picked the Lectric because I wanted a fat tire bike that folded and was affordable at $899. Folding it is kind of difficult and it's hard to handle when folded up. The grandkids liked it so much that they both got one for Xmas. Overall, I'm glad I got it but don't ride as often as I should.
Lightning55 06/27/21 09:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Streak remover

I used Awesome on an older aluminum sided trailer a few years ago and it actually dissolved the paint. This stuff is way too potent to use on any faded, oxidized, or old paint. Be careful with Awesome and don't let it sit too long on the surface.
Lightning55 06/07/21 02:58pm Tech Issues
Refrigerator fan

I've got a new Grand Design Reflection 31MB and while camping over the weekend the refrig fan got very noisy. The refrig is a 8 cu.ft. Dometic. I removed the upper vent panel on the slide out that gives access to the small fan. The finned device and the heat sensor was not hot at all, not even warm so I unplugged the sensor to stop the fan. The next day I plugged it back in and the fan didn't come on. I suspect that the heat sensor failed and turned on the fan. Also, I think that the fan might be going out since it was so noisy. It hasn't come on again but I don't trust the sensor so I'm going to replace it. Question: is there a better, quieter fan to install than the original?
Lightning55 06/07/21 11:20am Tech Issues
RE: RV Back Up Cameras

I had one on my last trailer and found that I didn't use it much. The screen is pretty small and the images weren't that clear. I did, however like using it going down the road, I liked seeing what was behind me. It was a Furrion model that was pre-wired for my trailer.
Lightning55 06/01/21 11:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Blackstone Griddle

I keep it in one of the storage compartments with hood attached, no cover. All I do is set up my folding table next to the compartment and lift it out less than 3 feet to the table. Easy and no fuss. We love the Blackstone and use it more than the Weber.
Lightning55 06/01/21 11:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Inflatable Kayaks

I have an Intex 2 inflatable and only used it once. I thought it would be easier to store and deal with but it's a bit of a pain to pack up and stow. I would say it doesn't paddle as fast or maneuver as well as a hard kayak. Looking back, I would pass on an inflatable.
Lightning55 05/22/21 03:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: ? DIY Utility Trailer Deck "Paint" ?-

My first thought would be like what you said...the bed liner coating like Rhino coat or Line-X. I've had it in my last several pick up trucks and it's very durable, I just don't know how well it would stick to wood. There is a certain amount of moisture in wood that may not allow the bed liner products to bond very well. I think this stuff is best applied by spraying rather than brush or roller. Make some calls and get more info about applying it to wood.
Lightning55 05/19/21 12:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Removing cigarette/cigar smoke residue, ozone machine?

I have been in the car business for decades and removing smoke odors from used cars has always been a problem, but not as bad as it used to be when everyone smoked. Ozone treatment was the most effective along with hot water extraction cleaning of all soft trim inside the vehicle. In some cases, you could never get all the traces of tobacco smoke out without covering it up with other scents or chemical smells. Good luck you're on the right track with the ozone treatment.
Lightning55 05/05/21 08:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Moderna vaccine (Personal experiences)

Me and my wife had our second shot over a month ago (we are seniors). I had no reaction to either but my wife had some severe side effects that she is still suffering from. She developed a bad rash all over her body. Later her skin hardened up and started peeling off. Poor girl has been miserable. Doctors have been treating it with meds to make her more comfortable but don't have treatments to prevent or stop it. Apparently this is a very rare side effect that only a handful of people have experienced. They have documented her symptoms and sent it to the appropriate authorities that oversee covid-19 vaccine issues. Thank goodness only a few people have suffered this side effect.
Lightning55 04/29/21 06:36am Around the Campfire
RE: Lights on a bicycle carrier

It's really easy. My 14 yr old grandson ordered 6" LED stop/tail strips for motorcycles (or whatever) and installed them on my rack in less than 30 minutes (assuming you have a trailer plug on the back of your rig).
Lightning55 04/21/21 07:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: WASH WAX ALL ON FIVER; TIPS?

Does anyone know if this stuff protects against UVs? My front cap on my last FW faded out in less than 2 years, even after waxing every 6 months.
Lightning55 04/20/21 09:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Installing a dimmer switch

No luck so far. We've tried every combination to wire up this dimmer and can't get it to work. Very frustrating. We think it's a ground circuit issue. I hate to give up but don't know what else to do.
Lightning55 03/25/21 03:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Installing a dimmer switch

That dimmer will work fine for for your 12V LED's. BTDT. The problem is that I don't know how to hook it up.
Lightning55 03/21/21 06:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Installing a dimmer switch

I don't know if they are or not. I did this on my last FW with no problems but it had different wiring and switch. I tried wiring the new switch like I thought it should but nothing.
Lightning55 03/21/21 04:09pm Tech Issues
Installing a dimmer switch

Need some expert advice to install a dimmer in my Grand Design Reflection 31MB. The 12v cabin lights in the ceiling are way too bright. The switch is a blue lighted switch in the main panel in the hallway. I want to install the new on-off/dimmer switch. I can easily run wires in the wall to a more convenient location about 3 feet away. Behind the main switch is 2 red wires (constant power to the switch and one that goes to the lights when the switch is turned on - see pic. The 2 white wires plugged into the current switch are probably ground? I thought I'd just eliminate the main switch in the control panel and use the new switch for on-off and dimming. How the heck do I wire this up? https://i.imgur.com/QfqY2zzl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Rh2jvQnl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Sgw4zcFl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/fdebHqUl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/HIUtYWul.jpg
Lightning55 03/21/21 03:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Keystone Rant

Tell them you want a new trailer.
Lightning55 03/21/21 08:47am General RVing Issues
New 5th Wheel gives better ride!

Last month we bought a brand new Grand Design Reflection 31MB. We enjoyed our last Jayco, but were just ready for something "new". This one is a perfect layout for us with a large mid bunkroom and rear living area. It's not huge (36+ feet) so our 2500HD handles it well. The reason for this post is to brag about how well this FW tows compared to the Jayco. The Jayco bucked and chucked so much that we bought a MorRyde rubber pin box to help absorb the rough ride and it really helped but didn't fix the problem. I thought I'd have to buy another MorRyde pin box ($800) for the new trailer but after pulling it home I've decided it doesn't need one. This trailer tows way better! It must have something to do with axle placement, weight distribution, or something...whatever they did worked. No more stress from towing a bucking bronco trailer!
Lightning55 03/21/21 08:39am General RVing Issues
RE: How we camp in the winter

Nice puzzle. I do online puzzles now. I never have lost pieces anymore.
Lightning55 02/18/21 06:23am General RVing Issues
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