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RE: do you do this

Would not even think of doing al that horsing around. ;) X2 In 40+ years of RVing I have had 1 tire failure. Air up and cover tires and park on gravel or old mud flaps is all I do.
RAS43 11/17/19 08:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: furnace while driving

I don't see an advantage to running our furnace in route as the living area vents are covered by the slides. This could effect the furnace due to limited air flow. We start the furnace as soon as the slides are out and if it is very cold I run an electric heater to get the temperature up quickly.
RAS43 11/06/19 08:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Starlink supposedly will be available in 2020

Don't feed the timmac troll! If you ignore him he will go away. We could only hope!!
RAS43 10/30/19 06:34am Technology Corner
RE: Texas Panhandle Snow

Denver may have an inch of snow but we have 7 inches here in the western suburbs. And Castle Rock got more. Our weekend trip is questionable as another storm is coming Sunday. The season may be over for us. :D
RAS43 10/24/19 05:59am Roads and Routes
RE: Push to privatize National Park Service campgrounds

I don't know what the original motivation was when the rules/laws were made to allow for a discount for senior citizens to enter National Parks (and by extension, use of USFS campgrounds). But I can speculate -- Respect. Respect to our seniors who, in many cases are "the greatest generation". In many cases survivors of one and (earlier) two World Wars and the "conflicts" in Korea and Vietnam. The generation who's women worked tirelessly in factories during those wars. The generation who rebuilt and retooled this country after wars. Just as we show respect for our veterans of all foreign wars/conflicts with discounts on services, this (senior pass) small discount to our seniors is also a way to show respect for their service, even if they were not in the military serving our country. Service can take many forms. Living through trying times is one of them. Honour our elders, even if we are now one of them. Never forget. Thank you to ALL for your service to our country. THANK-YOU!!!! (A senior and veteran.)
RAS43 10/13/19 09:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

I think all of us understand that camping will include folks with campfires. I enjoy a campfire (I'm the one sitting 20' away) just for the conversational aspect of it. I've asked to be moved from a site where my neighbors already had a smoky fire going, no whining involved - it was easier for us to move than for the neighbors to change which way the wind was blowing. But maybe the campgrounds that have gotten rid of fire rings, have become tired of cleaning up the garbage, listening to complaints about smoky fires, or noisy groups staying up late around the campfires, worrying about frequent burn bans, etc. Like so many other things, a few rotten apples CAN spoil it for everyone. Well said, IMO!
RAS43 10/12/19 03:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ford knox sensor

I worked for a trucking company in Denver that ran to California daily. In the winter we had no issues from Denver West with our treated fuel. However, on return trips we had fuel issues coming over the mountains. Fuel jelled in tractors and refrigeration units. Drivers were instructed to add an additive east bound due to the California or Nevada fuel which was blended for the local temperatures. Some call it snake oil, we called additives a necessity.
RAS43 10/09/19 06:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: ST Tires ???

Another vote for GY Endurance. They've been around long enough for me and their record is excellent regarding blowouts and failures. The only thing I don't like about them is they are subject to rock mining, where a sharp rock will burrow all the way down to the cords. Most tires wont do this but mine have several places where I can see the silver cords after removing rocks. I have followed this and many other tire discussions and have a question about this comment and those by others. If the Endurance is so good (stellar) after only 3 years why is this rock mining occuring? As pointed out by Capri Racer the 3rd year of a tires' life is when problems may show up and now an issue has been identified. I don't know about others here but if I found a 3 year old tire with cords showing in the thread area due to rocks I would not want that tire on my equipment until the reason is found. IMO the jury is still out. And Scott, I am not picking on you, just using your words to highlight my thoughts.
RAS43 10/06/19 01:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: High Winds on I-80 in WY

You should have taken US2 across Montana and had an early Christmas. That is a long way from Rock Springs!
RAS43 10/01/19 03:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: Consumer Cellular - No Coverage?

My wife has been with Consumer Cellular for 10 years and I cannot remember a time when she could not make a phone call. And we have been in some sketchy service areas. Data is a different matter. In those areas she couldn't access the internet. I switched this year from Verizon to C.C. and cut our bill by $50.
RAS43 09/25/19 06:27am Technology Corner
RE: Bus crash on Utah 12

It used to be that September/October was a great time to go places since school was back in session. But not any more, now it's a ton of old people out and about. I figure there's now three seasons: High Season, Low Season, and Geezer Season. We were at Yellowstone a couple years ago during the last week of September and it was nearly as crowded as peak summer season. Lots of lines, no parking, and busy shops and cafe's. Crazy. We left the day before Fishing Bridge Campground closed for the season, and were just amazed at the number of people. According to the State Patrol this was a tour bus full of Chinese tourists. Don't know if they were "geezers" or not. As for crowds, we were in Yellowstone last September and the number of tour buses with foreigners was amazing. We stayed at a campground in nearby Idaho and every morning large numbers of buses were headed toward the park. It is happening in many parks.
RAS43 09/22/19 03:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Truck and 5th wheel

Congrats on the truck, ignore the boo boys.
RAS43 09/18/19 04:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Service, landing gear down, or while still hooked to truck?

I always do that job with the truck hooked up and the legs raised off of the ground. I believe that eliminates side stress on the legs and doesn't stress the truck or hitch.
RAS43 09/07/19 06:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: For those that have had a blowout when towing

I had a blowout with my prior 5th wheel. We heard it but thought it was the trailer going the other way. About 4 more miles and we were in a narrow rock walled canyon and heard a buzzing noise. Pulled over and found the right front tire blown and only the sidewalls left. Changed it myself and when we got home I replaced all 4. I don't remember how old they were but they were Goodyear Marathons. That is the only blowout or tire problem in 44 years of pulling various RV trailers with who knows what brand of tire. And not much time maintaining them except for checking tire pressures and looking at sidewalls occasionally. Now I have a TPMS, buy only name brand tires, and spend more time inspecting and reading discussions like this. Don't know if things have improved. :Z
RAS43 09/04/19 04:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Heading to the Rockies for 5 or 6 weeks.

I can help a bit. The road to the top of Mt. Evans is closed for the season. You can only drive part up, to Summit Lake. And the lower part may be closed by the time you arrive here. And a month from now RMNP is a ??
RAS43 09/02/19 09:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: battery disconnect in storage

The Co2 alarm simply twists off like a house fire alarm. Should be easy enough to see if it has the 9v battery back up. Not all are twist off, ours is rectangular and held in with screws. It is hard wired and does shut off with the battery disconnect.
RAS43 09/02/19 05:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: NEW TRUCK!!!

I hope to get a new truck next year, I don't think i'll post it here as ill get ridiculed. Only way you will know is when I change my signature;)Dan Everything was fine until page 2 when somebody mentioned financing, which is no ones business. Then it went downhill. Congrats to the OP for the new truck, and I'll say the same to you next year. :C
RAS43 09/02/19 02:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How to deal with grease on ball of receiver

Get a tennis ball cut a hole in it smaller than the ball on the hitch, then cross cuts. Put it over the hitch. Not only will it keep the hitch clean but you can put grease inside the ball and every time you put it on it will put some grease on the hitch ball. X2
RAS43 08/29/19 06:58am Towing
RE: Sink covers on or off

On the sink when traveling and they have never moved. X2
RAS43 08/25/19 06:15pm General RVing Issues
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
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