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RE: My 350/3500 is just too big to fit between the lines!

We park as far away from entrance as possible - leave a spot on both sides, no one near us ... then walk to store. Invariably, when we come out, we have someone on both sides, and no other cars near us. GO FIGURE !! Same thing happens to us. Must be some herd mentality thing!
RAS43 08/18/19 09:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Keeping fridge cool in high 90s temps

We use a small ice chest on every trip with drinks on ice. On longer trips I put a large cooler in the basement also filled with drinks/ice. We have an ice maker to replenish the ice. This all works well for us. And ice cream stays hard enough in our Domestic freezer but still scoopable. Fridge has worked well for us- knock on wood!
RAS43 08/18/19 09:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide seal protectant

303 works great for me. I have never liked Armour All on anything I tried it on.
RAS43 08/18/19 09:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Diesel fuel stop on I25 between Cheyenne Wy. Casper Wy.

Many choices as pointed out by others. I stopped in Orin at a Sinclair truck stop. Competitive price and roomy.
RAS43 08/13/19 06:06am Roads and Routes
RE: When replacing tow vehicle, do you.....

My Reese hitch is presently in it's 3rd truck with the original rails. A dealer moved it to truck #2 without a problem. A hitch dealer moved it to truck #3. Hitch is now 23 years old and still serviceable. I doubt that I will replace the present truck but if I do I would replace the hitch.
RAS43 08/12/19 05:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: DirecTV DNS changes

In case you missed it, local CBS stations came back a couple of days ago. Somebody must have blinked. Not here!! :E Still acting like children.
RAS43 08/10/19 11:45am Technology Corner
RE: Engine Reduced Power

MH started okay this morning. The check engine light is still on. Will try to read codes somewhere. Stopped bought gas at Pilot. Started okay and check engine light is now off! Go figure..... There should be a stored code in the ECM. Have someone read the code so you know what happened or have it repaired.
RAS43 08/07/19 09:23am Tech Issues
RE: Nose Piece Waxing/Cleaning Bugs Off

Similar to DutchmenSport I use a 7' ladder in the bed of my pickup to wax the nose. I use a 10" buffer which makes short work of the job so I am not hanging off the ladder for a long time. I still can get on the roof so I do the top 2-3 feet of the nose from there. For cleaning, I have a long handle brush and use a Love Bug Eraser with RV soap which removes bugs well. With this I can stand in the pickup bed and reach all of the nose. Age may not be a factor but I am 76.
RAS43 08/02/19 11:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone towing with a Honda Ridgeline?

We had an '06 Ridgeline for 12 years and towed a 2700lb Lund boat with it all the time. Never had an issue and liked the truck. We have a Pilot now and it does the same job.
RAS43 08/02/19 06:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire Rotation Not Needed?

Just to add to the mess, I change oil and rotate every 5K. Faithfully. And I don't care if it costs a little more money. That's a very good policy. I agree. Great way to maintain your vehicle! Me too!!
RAS43 07/30/19 06:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: slide-out switch nightmare

I've never seen a hydraulic slides with a manual tool, except for the one that cranks the motor, not seen any that use anything other than that. Dunno. My Hitchhiker has a manual pump built into the electric pump. I have to turn a valve and then I can pump the slide in or out. There is a valve for each slide in case of a pump failure.
RAS43 07/25/19 11:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Glacier Nat'l Park tips?

I won't stop at Glacier National Park without making the long drive out to the Polebridge Mercantile for a cinnamon roll & sticky bun. On the west side of the park.X-2 X3 Great place.
RAS43 07/23/19 05:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: DirecTV DNS changes

Could it be Nora Odonald lives in DC When CBC promoted her to evening anchor they also made the decision to locate that program in DC. Nora had to relocate there from New York. And it is O'Donnell.
RAS43 07/19/19 03:43pm Technology Corner
RE: Glacier National Park

North American RV Park in West Glacier was nice in 2016. It meets what you are looking for and is a Passport America park so the rates are good.
RAS43 07/19/19 07:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: There's a reason to get rid of six-year-old tires.

Pipeman, What do you feel is a safe "timed out" in your situation? I am just curious and trying to determine a time frame for my equipment.
RAS43 07/18/19 04:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: SWR 5th wheel towing

Wow, debate and disagreement in a towing forum about SRW vs DRW (the only debate that is slightly hotter is "which brand is best?") My personal take is that I don't want to drive a DRW truck (and yes that is MY DECISION NOT YOURS) so I will make my 5th wheel fit a SRW truck's capabilities. From my research 15,000# loaded is doable with that truck assuming you aren't carrying 5 Summo wrestlers in the backseat. If someone wants a bigger 5th wheel that will rise above the capabilities of the SRW truck you have an option to get a DRW or get a smaller 5th wheel. It's really a pretty simple situation.... yet it always turns into 8 pages of people trying to cram their views into your world. Won't take up much space-- I agree and followed your example. :B
RAS43 07/16/19 07:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mud Flaps

I have had Road Wings on my trucks for many years along with regular mud flaps. They are similar to the Rock Tamers. They stay on the whole towing season. If we are not hooked to the 5th wheel we may have the boat in tow. I actually wish more people had mud flaps of some kind to minimize the stuff thrown around by the tires. Might lessen windshield damage.
RAS43 07/16/19 07:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2017+ Powerstroke 6.7 Fuel Filter

Boy, this one really got hijacked and derailed!!
RAS43 07/16/19 03:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: need new tires

Many brands of 5th wheels were built with LT tires and did well. My NUWA is an example. The axle rating matched the tires which were Uniroyals when the trailer was built in '04. I changed them in '12 with Michelin LTXs. All of them have done well without issues except for 1 Michelin that was replaced due to a puncture that could not be repaired. My axle weights are under the max rating. We travel 5-8000 miles a year. As long as the tire meets or exceeds the axle rating there are many good LT tires that will work at a reasonable cost, IMO.
RAS43 07/14/19 02:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Does anyone have suggestions for Omaha, NE RV parks?

Here Nebraska has many fine parks and State Recreation Areas. Eugene Mahoney S.P. is one and near Omaha.
RAS43 07/14/19 12:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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