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RE: Cleaning out black tank for winter

I buy the cheapest automatic dishwasher soap. Every time I dump both the gray and black tanks I add about 1/2 cup of the dishwasher soap and several gallons of water. Never leave the tanks completely drained except after cleaning at the end of the season. At the end of the season I have found it takes very little flushing to clean out the black tank with one of the wands.
RCMAN46 10/31/20 07:14am Travel Trailers
RE: What are the top 5 advantages of a TC?

I had an 8 ft over cab Alaskan TC and it had many advantages. 1. I could pull my boat with my 3/4 ton 4x4. 2. The TC was the same width as my pickup so could go anywhere a pickup can go. 3. I could park it in a standard garage that had 8 ft doors common most new homes. 4. It would go almost anywhere a standard 3/4 4x4 pickup for hunting and fishing. 5. When I got to my favorite fishing or hunting camp I had a refrigerator, cook stove, nice bed, heater, and even a toilet. 6. low center of gravity which was good for off road use.
RCMAN46 10/20/20 08:06am Truck Campers
RE: Easiest route from Boise, ID to Hungry Horse, MT

If you take Idaho 55 North from Boise check for road construction delays. There has been significant construction and delays all summer. I would take the long way described above. Even when towing I prefer Interstates and 4 lane roads over the narrow winding road such as Idaho 55. I definitely would not recommend going through Stanley Idaho from Boise if towing.
RCMAN46 10/13/20 07:07am Roads and Routes
RE: Purchasing used...how to know if it is stolen or not?

Have your local authorities run the vin number. X2 Make an appointment with your local sheriff and follow his recommendation on how to handle the sale. also most states tax campers so the sheriff should be able to get a track record of who has paid taxes on the unit.
RCMAN46 10/07/20 08:27am Truck Campers
RE: Stud Finders

I recall a device and I ***THINK*** it is the device IU will provide a link to that was advertised on TV a while back that could see through walls. It could not only detect wood/metal studs but things like rats and mice https://walabot.com/see-through-walls I looked up this device on Amazon. It appears it will only work with Android phones. It also has a 11 percent one star rating.
RCMAN46 09/29/20 04:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Stud Finders

When all else fails they can sometimes be spotted from the outside in the morning condensation. X2 and I took pictures of all the outside walls so I could use the information in the future.
RCMAN46 09/29/20 07:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Near tragic event!!

For those of you who think a TPMS will tell you if a wheel comes of, I think you are mistaken. I am not positive but I don't think they will alarm if this happens. I have the TST 507 and I can disconnect from the RV and drive away and the monitor will keep displaying the last reading of when it was connected. This makes me believe you could lose the whole RV and not know it. I don't own a TPMS, but I would think you would be alerted when the unit detects the loss of signal from one wheel. Because you are still operating, driving down the road, a signal loss should be part of the overall function. With the TST 507 it will be about one hour before you will get a signal loss alarm. This has been documented many times on this forum over the last 5 years or so.
RCMAN46 09/27/20 09:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Posting pictures with iPad

http://photoposting.is-great.net/?i=3 this might work for you I just used this method with my Iphone and it worked. See results in my next post.
RCMAN46 08/31/20 06:48am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Posting pictures with iPad

Test with iPhone https://i.imgur.com/8I1qq0Vl.jpg
RCMAN46 08/31/20 06:46am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: What to do with my hitch

I find it interesting that B&W makes a device that is used to remove a 5th wheel hitch that takes the place of the king pin. B&W BWRVXA3130 https://i.imgur.com/2JODiNUl.png "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
RCMAN46 08/28/20 12:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What to do with my hitch

Sure, you can leave it in the truck bed. Exposed to the weather, not being used, in the way of other loads. I hang mine from the 5th wheel king pin. Put it back in the truck in the spring. You have to be careful doing this with certain hitches. On the PullRite hitches, the latch arm under the fifth wheel plate can be damaged if too much upward force is applied by the king pin. On many other hitches it's no problem. Rob "Damage if there is an upward force by the king pin". Explain how that hitch can work when you hit a chuck hole or go over a rough railroad crossing!
RCMAN46 08/28/20 07:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Backup camera for the trailer

I have a wired camera on the back of my 5th wheel. Originally purchased it to keep track of a small utility trailer that I tow behind the 5th wheel. Can not see the utility trailer with my mirrors. I used the center conductor of the 7 way to get video signal from the trailer to the truck. When not towing the utility trailer works much better than the truck mirrors to keep track of what is behind me and when they decide to pass on two lane roads. As for backing I use it to see signals from the wife as she is not always in view of my mirrors. If I do not see her I stop until I am sure where she is.
RCMAN46 08/26/20 10:56am Tech Issues
RE: Help Deciphering CAT Scale Weights

I'm confused how you lost 20 pounds completely using WDH bars (14,140 compared to 14,160 for the other two weight rating passes). I will assume the OP used a CAT scale. CAT scale weights are in 20 lb multiples. If you look at the OP's weights they are in 20 lb multiples. I checked several of my CAT scale receipts and they were all in 20 lb multiples. I also checked some weights I got at my local garbage transfer station and they were also in 20 lb multiples. Thus a difference of 20 lbs on separate weights can be expected.
RCMAN46 08/25/20 11:24am Towing
RE: 10K psi grease gun

To the OP Have the wet bolts ever taken grease? If not then you need to remove them and find out what is wrong. When I did my wet bolts I found several bolts had not been properly drilled. Lippert replaced the bolts. They have never taken grease. My plan has been to remove bolts as a last resort after trying several other solutions first. I will have to buy heavier jack stands if I go that route. To those giving suggestions on grease guns, thanks. I am almost sure you will find the bolts were not drilled correctly. If you do a search on wet bolts you will find the bolts that were not drilled properly is a common problem particularly with the Lippert bolts although I believe there are others as I suspect all of the bolts come from China.
RCMAN46 08/25/20 10:46am Tech Issues
RE: 10K psi grease gun

To the OP Have the wet bolts ever taken grease? If not then you need to remove them and find out what is wrong. When I did my wet bolts I found several bolts had not been properly drilled. Lippert replaced the bolts.
RCMAN46 08/25/20 06:53am Tech Issues
RE: Lynx Levelers -- 10-year warranty ?????

I had one break. Contacted the company and all they requested was a picture of the block. New one sent no charge within days. Did they require proof of purchase and purchase date?
RCMAN46 08/24/20 08:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Pin Box with Air

I have the same thing as the OP and by the time the pin is into the hitch far enough to close the jaws, the plates are pressed together, parallel. This summer I started plugging in the cord while hitching and unhitching and manually holding the trailer brakes, so not to slide the rv off the leveling blocks and that makes jaw closing very positive and no worries about pressure in the hitch bag. 80 psi keeps my hitch plates horizontal, traveling. Craig That's good to know Craig. I've never plugged in before hitching up so if I continue having issues, I'll give that a try. If you leave your chocks in place there should not be a need to use the trailer brakes. Also should have chocks in place when doing the tug test and before unhitching. The standard electric trailer brakes will not be active until a tire rotates about 1/4 turn.
RCMAN46 08/16/20 06:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Think your're good at backing? Think again.......

My first impression was the tape was run at 2-3 times normal speed. But then I noticed people walking in the background and other cars and decided the tape was run at normal speed. Very impressive.
RCMAN46 08/08/20 08:56am Towing
RE: Will my trailer fit in this space?

If your garage is attached to the main house I would recommend checking with zoning. There is usually a minimum distance that has to be maintained between the garage and trailer. If the trailer is inhabited by a relative or anyone in the family the required distance increases. The zoning inspectors look for a sewer, water or power hooked up.
RCMAN46 07/28/20 11:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Tesla Model X Towing 5,000-lb Camper: 600-Mile Road Trip

I did my post as I was impressed with the Tesla. I compared it to my Outback to show the Tesla was getting about the equivalent of 22 mpg towing a 5000 lb trailer at 60-70 mph average. Not sure if a diesel pick-up will do any better with a 5000 lb trailer. Range is the major problem but as they put in larger batteries the economy will suffer due to the extra weight. Unlike diesel or gas the weight does not decrease as the miles add up on a trip.
RCMAN46 07/25/20 02:36pm Tow Vehicles
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