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RE: 2020 Ram 2500/3500: MotorTrend Truck of the Year

Y'all remember when Honda won it with a Ridgeline? and it was only truck appearing. These awards mean nothing
Terryallan 11/21/19 06:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: leaking grease seal.

Ok. Yes it has Zerk fittings. however I don't think they are the culprit. I have been using TTs with ZERKs for more than 16 years with no problems. This axle was replaced 2 years ago because of a bad hub. the service guy told me it was best just to replace the axle, and as I was having them flipped, and they had to come off anyway. We did. As per instructions I have always pumped grease into the hubs until grease appears around the center. I did the new ones the same way. One side of the new axle filled, and showed as soon as I started pumping. The other side did not. It took a long time to get grease to show. I just thought as it was new, it wasn't filled at the factory. As I look back. It more than likely had a bad seal from the factory. but since I didn't crawl under the Tt to look, and there was no grease on the cement under the TT. It got past me. And since it is now 2 years old. It is on me. I saw it as soon as I did crawl under the TT. Grease all over the back plate. So it will be done before we go again. Yes the brakes worked great until the last trip we took this fall. They still worked, still stopped the TT. But just didn't feel right. so I'm taking it to M&M to have it done. This is not the same place that raised the TT. M&M Trucking is owned, and operated by a friend of mine. He started it from scratch about 15 years ago. It is also a on call road service garage. He is also a camping buddy. The shop has a excellent reputation, and I have more than just a little trust in his work. Knowing him as I do. I know he is as honest as the day is long.
Terryallan 11/21/19 06:01pm Travel Trailers
leaking grease seal.

So the Tt has a hub leaking grease. going to take it to MM trucking in Lincolnton NC to get it fixed. According to them. They will more than likely have to do the brakes on that hub as well. Make sense? BTW. M&M Trucking also has on the road repair for all you MH drivers
Terryallan 11/19/19 06:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2020 Ram 2500/3500: MotorTrend Truck of the Year

Nice award for the RAM marketers. They didn’t make substantial enough changes to get me back in the market. Best innovations in my mind go to GM with that 10 speed transmission and that camera that “sees” behind the trailer. That’s pretty cool. Just be sure you don't do like the commercial, and hold up the competition. That camera showed both the Ford and the Dodge wanting to get by, and the GM holding up traffic. LOL
Terryallan 11/19/19 06:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Package Installation

Terry, I think they are talking about towing it behind a MH. Opps. My bad. "never mind"
Terryallan 11/19/19 06:39pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Tow Package Installation

Take it to the Jeep store. Or your favorite mechanic. Cause if it has nothing. It will need Brake controler wiring, and will need a transmission cooler installed AFTER the radiator. It will also need a full size spare tire. NOT a donut. And last but not least. It needs a class IV receiver.
Terryallan 11/18/19 06:31pm Dinghy Towing
RE: first report new springs with a surprize result

Could raising the rear have lowered the front, OR changed the angle of the wind over the front? would be my wild guess.
Terryallan 11/15/19 08:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Half ton towable fifth wheel

I think some folks do that because posters will suddenly delete their entire post for no apparent reason. I don't care.. let them. I've never seen that happen. Truth is. I didn't know I did it until I sent it, and then I didn't know how to change it.
Terryallan 11/15/19 04:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Half ton towable fifth wheel

Not exactly a travel trailer subject, but I think many of us might try out a fiver if they were light enough. This one seems very nice to me. The video is over a year old, so maybe it's already been shared around here. Celtic Rambler. IMOP. IF you can find a 5er with a 1,000lb pin weight loaded ready to camp. . You would be OK.
Terryallan 11/15/19 03:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Electric Pickup?

Actually there are about two dozen ChargePoint charging stations around the area of Foothills NC as found by Google. And your home has electricity, Yes? https://www.google.com/maps/search/chargepoint/@35.8181737,-81.9816142,9z/data=!3m1!4b1 Two dozen. Wow. Just not close to me, or where I go. When they put one on every corner like gas stations. Then we will talk. Right now. I'm not real sure the factories would like for me to hookup to their company car charging stations.Ok so you will not have an EV any time soon. Still the EV will work for many. Be happy for those that can go first and blaze the trail for the rest. When the time is right it will be an easy choice. For some that time will be long in the future or possibly never. For some, never, because of political reasons. They think they are tree-hugger, climate change believer and libs mobile.;):D:B Others, they don't want their cars or truck smarter than them.:p Being smarter than me is not the problem. My truck, and car are both smarter than me already. I just need a vehicle that is ready to go ANY time I WANT to, and will go as far as I want to when I want to go. I don't want to have to call for a gas powered vehicle to bring a diesel powered generator to charge me enough to get home. and yes my homes has electricity. But I only have a 100' drop cord
Terryallan 11/15/19 03:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

Actually there are about two dozen ChargePoint charging stations around the area of Foothills NC as found by Google. And your home has electricity, Yes? https://www.google.com/maps/search/chargepoint/@35.8181737,-81.9816142,9z/data=!3m1!4b1 Two dozen. Wow. Just not close to me, or where I go. When they put one on every corner like gas stations. Then we will talk. Right now. I'm not real sure the factories would like for me to hookup to their company car charging stations. I just did 568 miles in 10 hours. Could I do that with a EV? Nope.
Terryallan 11/14/19 09:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

This goes back to convenience. Why should I have to worry is there is a charging station between me and my destination, or even if there is one at my destination. I know there is a gas station on the way, and a 99.99 percent chance there is one at my destination. I have been on islands where there was no gas station. You just get it before you cross the bridge. Exactly. Why worry about it. Just check your app or car software. Charge stations in Britain are plentiful. EV’s have gauges that indicate charge level no different than a gas gauge. If someone is unable to grasp the simple concept that vehicles need fuel then they should probably be denied a drivers license. As you said. If you are going somewhere that doesn’t have a fueling point or charging point then make alternative arrangements. This is a non issue. Thus I propose an IQ test prior to owning an EV.;) Thing is. I KNOW there is a gas station nearby. Here. there are no charging stations. Which is why I can't use a EV.
Terryallan 11/13/19 02:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

This kinda went off the railsWould that be electric rails? Watched Top Gear tonight. They had a Nissan Leaf Peugeot electric car. They ran out of range in a town that did not have a recharge station. They ended up pushing the car to a university for a 13 hour charge trying to make it to a beach town. They were not favorable to electric cars. This kinda thing I find funny. Why would somebody start a trip without checking their software to see if there was infrastructure. People are funny...or just stupid. LOL. And what the heck is a Nissan Leaf Peugeot electric car. And if it was a Nissan Leaf they charge in 30 minutes at any modern DCFC. LOLShould be a Nissan Leaf and a Peugeot electric car in Britain. I believe that was the point the town didn't have a charge station and they didn't have the battery capacity to make it to the next town 32km away that did. They tested the Lamborghini Aventador and found issue as well. It's entertainment more then anything So they deliberately set out on a trip to a place they knew had no infrastructure. LOL they were either mental midgets or looking to write a click bate article. LOL. Too funny. What year was this test? Britain has pretty good infrastructure. Even a base leaf has 250 km of range. They must have worked pretty hard to find an area without charge infrastructure. CCS and Chademo This goes back to convenience. Why should I have to worry is there is a charging station between me and my destination, or even if there is one at my destination. I know there is a gas station on the way, and a 99.99 percent chance there is one at my destination. I have been on islands where there was no gas station. You just get it before you cross the bridge.
Terryallan 11/13/19 07:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Dirt

Nope, my house is to be lived in and having to take my shoes off when I come in and put them back when I go out is too much of a hassle to live with. I guess I'm just not as obsessive over a spotless house as everyone else. Shoot, I've heard of people that wash towels after just a couple uses. Go figure. I live in mine too. I'm just lazy. that is why I love the hardwoods, well that and the shine. I like shiny. as for towels. I like a fresh towel every bath. Makes me feel cleaner. On the other hand DW uses the same towel several times. But them she don't really use it. More like just hold it up and looks at it. There is still water running off of her when she puts her night gown on. I like to be completely dry, so I get my towel really wet. people make fun of me. but I like a clean towel. I don't ask for much.
Terryallan 11/13/19 07:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Dirt

Fact is carpet is filthy. I don't care if you vacuum it every 2 hours, and shampoo it every day. It is just filthy. You can't get it clean. It may look clean, but it is not. I would not have a camper with carpet, and I will not have carpet in my house. tile, and hardwoods are so much easier to keep clean it is just unreal. Also. for you folks with allergies. You really think that filthy carpet is helping you? Nope, it is not. My son had / has allergies. Had to take a shot every week. We pulled the carpet up, got the hardwoods refinished, and soon after. he was able to stop taking his shots.
Terryallan 11/12/19 02:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

Have to smile when I see all the comments trying to justify the ownership of a pickup outside of its use for RV propulsion. Try this one out. I live in a place where car ownership is restricted to ONE car per HOUSEHOLD. No personal trucks. Further, car size is restricted what you call sub compact cars. Mine is a 2004 Toyota Yaris. About the size of a Suzuki Swift. . I can't believe anyone would willingly give up their rights so easily. What other rights do you have to give up to live there? Do they pay you live like that? I couldn't live like that. For me. No one tells me what to drive, or do with my property, unless they start making the payments. What do you do with your RV? Can you even bring it home? Mine sits in the backyard. Exactly where I want it to be. Its veterans day. a day to honor those who died to protect our rights, and many of todays people just give their rights up. I don't understand The price of freedom is NOT free. So you don’t believe you should have to be searched and vetted before you get on a plane? You shouldn’t be subject to being arbitrarily stopped and possibly searched for no reason other than that you’re NEAR an international border? That no HOA should have any right to impose any restrictions? That no municipality should be allowed to pass zoning ordinances? The list goes on & on...... Personally, me and a famous guitarist, we can’t drive 55. I don't fly any more, and no I shouldn't be...... So you believe your arbitrarily contrived rights and freedoms trump everyone else's right to safety? Now that's taking a point a bunch too far IMHO. Good edit there. Because I don't fly, that trumps you right to safety???? And because I shouldn't be, and NEVER have been stopped for being close to the border. That makes you less safe?????? How? Maybe you should read it again, and mover your edit a few words over in the sentence.
Terryallan 11/12/19 01:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: winterizing

Antifreeze is so much easier... Yup, and you are less likely to leave water behind and have an expensive repair. Don't forget, even if you are successful in blowing out the lines, you need to add antifreeze to the pump and to the drains. Agree. IF you use your freshwater pump you need to get pink in it. That is why after the walkthrough, and first time winterizing. I don't use the fresh tank, or pump. Running the pump dry for a couple minutes is sufficient to winterize it--or at least that has yet to fail me. RV water pumps can be run dry without harm, though I wouldn't suggest doing so for hours and hours. Cool. Good to know.
Terryallan 11/12/19 01:42pm Tech Issues
RE: winterizing

Antifreeze is so much easier... Yup, and you are less likely to leave water behind and have an expensive repair. Don't forget, even if you are successful in blowing out the lines, you need to add antifreeze to the pump and to the drains. Agree. IF you use your freshwater pump you need to get pink in it. That is why after the walkthrough, and first time winterizing. I don't use the fresh tank, or pump. Pink is not easier for all. it isn't for me. My pump has no winterizing kit, and you can't get to it to unhook the hose from the tank, and hook up one to the pink bottle. So after the first time having to put enough in the fresh tank for it to be picked up. I now only use air. Only take a few minutes, and you don't have to bypass the water heater. Which on my TT is also hard to get to. 35 PIS at the city water inlet, Go to each faucet in turn. let it blow until no more mist comes out, Pour a little pink in the traps, and on tolite seal, and you are done. Can winterize with about 1/2 gal of antifreeze.
Terryallan 11/12/19 08:21am Tech Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

Have to smile when I see all the comments trying to justify the ownership of a pickup outside of its use for RV propulsion. Try this one out. I live in a place where car ownership is restricted to ONE car per HOUSEHOLD. No personal trucks. Further, car size is restricted what you call sub compact cars. Mine is a 2004 Toyota Yaris. About the size of a Suzuki Swift. . I can't believe anyone would willingly give up their rights so easily. What other rights do you have to give up to live there? Do they pay you live like that? I couldn't live like that. For me. No one tells me what to drive, or do with my property, unless they start making the payments. What do you do with your RV? Can you even bring it home? Mine sits in the backyard. Exactly where I want it to be. Its veterans day. a day to honor those who died to protect our rights, and many of todays people just give their rights up. I don't understand The price of freedom is NOT free. So you don’t believe you should have to be searched and vetted before you get on a plane? You shouldn’t be subject to being arbitrarily stopped and possibly searched for no reason other than that you’re NEAR an international border? That no HOA should have any right to impose any restrictions? That no municipality should be allowed to pass zoning ordinances? The list goes on & on...... Personally, me and a famous guitarist, we can’t drive 55. I don't fly any more, and no I shouldn't be and have NEVER been arbitrarily stopped and searched near the border. When I drove, we did have to stop in the wet back stations. and I will NEVER allow a HOA to take my rights from me. As I said. When they start making the payments. they get a say in what happens at my house. Until then. They just need to hush. And since Carter left office. I don't have to drive 55 any more.
Terryallan 11/12/19 08:06am General RVing Issues
RE: ? Power Cord Protective Cap

Anyone know where I can get a protective cap/cover for the shore power cord's plug blades? The cord is hard-wired in the RV and, if possible, I'd like to give the blades some protection getting dragged on the ground.Not to be overly smart-a$$ sounding, but why not simply carry the plug back near the trailer after unplugging it. That way it doesn't get drug over the ground. Just a thought. I am wit you
Terryallan 11/11/19 02:55pm General RVing Issues
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