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RE: 20k USA made hitch for rails?

Why not install pucks and install a B&W. Eliminate the slop completely. Yup, best idea, if you really need 20K minimun rating. B&W makes an 18K rail mount, that is solid, and could be trusted to the max. Jerry
MFL 01/19/20 11:14am Towing
RE: Question about removing black tank

I have seen a few rental RVs set up this way at private CGs. Yes, they just run a sloping plastic pipe, until reaching the sewer. Jerry
MFL 01/19/20 10:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question about moving fifth wheel

Thanks for letting us know that you got it moved, with no known issues! It is always nice to hear back from OP. I am a bit over cautious, concerning slides, moving RV, lifting/lowering, with them extended. Jerry
MFL 01/19/20 10:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Chevy new bed length & auto slider

The length of bed is not as important as the distance from rear axle center to back of cab. Not sure on 2020, but earlier GMs had the longest distance of the big 3 at about 43 inches. My Ford bed at 6'9"s is about 41"s, axle ctr to cab. My pin center, is at 40.5, never an issue. Locate your axle center, then measure to back of cab. With newer FW, likely round front cap corners, any measurement 40"s or more, should be good going/turning forward. In a severe backing situation, you need to be aware, just like backing a TT or boat. Look at B&W hitches that have good adjust ability ahead/back. Jerry
MFL 01/18/20 08:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Chevy new bed length & auto slider

You don't say what year FW, but most later models have a nose designed to be towed with standard bed. I have towed with 6' 9" Ford beds for many years, not needing a slider hitch. Do you have the pucks? Many non-sliding hitches can be adjusted ahead/back. Jerry
MFL 01/17/20 06:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Water Pumps

Is it the WP or the plumbing whacking against each other? You can quiet down the rattle by isolating the pipes from other items they touch. ^^^^This...the pump itself is relatively quiet while pumping, if properly mounted. The lines can vibrate against each other, and anything else they touch. Jerry
MFL 01/15/20 06:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: BMW vs KTM vs Triumph vs Honda Adventure motorcycle

Just another thought on a reasonably priced option for the street/commute, are the MT models from Yamaha. A MT7 9 10, all light weight, quick handling, and powerful. This is same as former model called 09. Getting back into it, should get you looking at proper riding gear also, for your own saftey, or for son. There is so much available, some even at reasonable prices. Jerry
MFL 01/15/20 03:54pm Around the Campfire
RE: BMW vs KTM vs Triumph vs Honda Adventure motorcycle

IMO, having purchased owned 33-34 new motorcycles, having a good dealer nearby, for whatever bike you choose, is very important. For commuting at speed in traffic, a fast handling powerful bike adds some safety. While the return of the Indian scratched a lot of itches, not IMO, what you're looking for. The BMW, Honda, or Suzuki may serve your purpose. Jerry
MFL 01/15/20 02:54pm Around the Campfire
RE: BMW vs KTM vs Triumph vs Honda Adventure motorcycle

A full dress touring bike is pretty job specific. I put 35K on a full dressed wing used only for it's intended use. At the same time, I had a CBR600 canyon dancer, and a KDX200 for off road fun. I think the cruiser is a better choice, for you 4x4ord, if you intend to haul it, ride it short to medium distance. A cruiser would be my suggestion for the OP, just getting back into the sport, and like I and Howard suggested, get a second bike for the trails. Jerry
MFL 01/15/20 01:06pm Around the Campfire
RE: BMW vs KTM vs Triumph vs Honda Adventure motorcycle

Having access to a good dealer/good part supply, is the reason I am not a fan of any of these, exotic models. I have a Honda CRF 230, for my off road, lots of single track, and creek crossings, steep climbs. It's pretty weak, as delivered, but with added Honda factory power up kit, a whole different story. I am only 5'10"s so seat height works great. I did need to add bar riser, especially for standing. The suspension is not race ready, but neither am I anymore. Here is a pic of me taking a break, dang camera cut me off. :) Jerry https://i.imgur.com/cxLIaYhl.jpg
MFL 01/15/20 11:18am Around the Campfire
RE: BMW vs KTM vs Triumph vs Honda Adventure motorcycle

Just an example of a sweet off road model, here is a pic of the same buddies recent purchase. It is super lightweight, easy to handle, gobs of endless power. Jerry https://i.imgur.com/EbkWJaVl.jpg
MFL 01/15/20 11:02am Around the Campfire
RE: BMW vs KTM vs Triumph vs Honda Adventure motorcycle

Just as an example, my riding buddy bought a new KTM 690. He is a big strong guy, many years riding/racing. He works as an exec in the motor sport industry, knows many dealers, to help with service, parts discounts, and latest info. Here is a pic of him, with his new bike, happily giving it a hug. Too big/tall, even him being 6'1"s tall. It would cruise on the freeway at speed, but not smoothly. After one year, it was gone. He has 3 other bikes in his arsenal much more suitable for their purpose. Jerry https://i.imgur.com/QjQejTtl.jpg
MFL 01/15/20 10:47am Around the Campfire
RE: Surveillance Camera Setups on your RV

Came to give another opinion on Ring. The floodlight cam i put on the trailer has been on the house. Like i mentioned before no matter what i try it stopped sending alerts to my phone after a couple months. I guess it came with a free 1 year trial. Now they want $3 a month. Which is pennies, but its still something. We keep liking the Wyze cams more and more. I think that darn flood light was around $200. Plus $30 a year to save videos. We are debating whether to pay the $30 to make the Ring flood light work again or just replace with a wyze cam. The flood light feature still works. Although it seems to have lost its sensitivity and quickness to light. I used to walk up to the house and it lit when i was 30 feet away. Now i can walk right up to the garage and have to wait. Sometimes i want the light to see stuff and literally stand there waving my hand for it to trigger on. Yes, there is a $3 per month, or $30 per year charge for the full service, including long term record keeping with time/date. I pay $30 a year per camera, no different than paying for any service. You can adjust what you want your camera to see, and at what distance to see, or what distance to turn the light on. Takes a person with a bit of tech savvy, such as wife/kids. I wouldn't bother with camera on an occupied RV. I have a guard dog inside, and 9mm if needed. Jerry
MFL 01/15/20 06:21am Tech Issues
RE: Goodyear Endurance tires?

Yes, and a metal valve stem is a good idea too, to match the higher rated tires. Jerry
MFL 01/14/20 06:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Battery Replacement Assistance

What you want to do will require a small generator, or solar power with a battery bank. For once a year, best option, you could rent a small generator, or better yet, borrow one from a friend or relative. Depending where you dry camp, in early Fall, you may need to run the furnace, which takes up a lot of battery. Jerry
MFL 01/13/20 01:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing questions

As others have pointed out, your rear axle itself is safe. 3/4 ton trucks share the safe axle as a 3500, but under-rated to fit within class 2. Just make sure your suspension remain level to ensure enough bump travel, and avoid getting pulled over (onto a roadside scale) due to visually appearing to be over-loaded. Won't happen in the United States. In BC they apparently have laws limiting you to factory ratings that are enforced, but here in the US, RVs are functionally exempt from weight laws. You can look overloaded all you want, and they won't even pay attention to you unless you are committing a moving violation. Above is true, but a little misleading. A leo can stop you, if you are visually/severely overloaded, and can cite you for operating a motor vehicle on the roadway in an unsafe manner, which is a violation. The OPs setup is not likely to put him in this category. Jerry
MFL 01/13/20 08:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: BMW vs KTM vs Triumph vs Honda Adventure motorcycle

Just my experience, but I've never been happy trying to make one bike do it all. A dual purpose bike is normally not great at either purpose. Most of my life, I've had at least 2, and often 3 bikes, so I could more enjoy the type riding I am doing. It sounds like you'd like to get your son started dirt biking, which is a great idea, a good place to learn, before riding the street. My suggestion for you, is to get a bike that will operate at speed on the freeway. Now with your wife's approval get a couple trail bikes, say a 250 size for you, and a 125-150 for your son. You won't enjoy using a 1000-1200cc bike of any kind, riding slow on back roads with your son, while he is learning. The Honda CRFs make great casual off road riding bikes, and are reasonably priced. They are easy to sell, when your son wants to move up in size. Jerry
MFL 01/13/20 05:34am Around the Campfire
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

Well that looks pretty long, but IMO, a lot safer tow than a 1/2 ton truck, towing a TT and a boat, that I see quite often. Jerry
MFL 01/12/20 04:11pm Towing
RE: Trailer Tire Speeding Rating??

ST vs LT is the same as Baptist vs Catholic. You can be logical all day and nobody will switch. This is just not a good choice for comparison, reason being, both would be better off switching to a better choice. Jerry Shia or Sunni ? :) Was going to give opinion, but to not close thread, I'll just say Ford or Ram.:C Jerry
MFL 01/12/20 01:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Trailer Tire Speeding Rating??

ST vs LT is the same as Baptist vs Catholic. You can be logical all day and nobody will switch. This is just not a good choice for comparison, reason being, both would be better off switching to a better choice. Jerry
MFL 01/12/20 12:45pm Tech Issues
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