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RE: Marathon driving

I'll take it that you're not retired? Bill
Trackrig 05/08/21 12:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How to avoid getting blown all over the road

Your truck may pull it, but in my opinion, you don't have enough truck as to weight and wheelbase length to control that long of a trailer. The tail is wagging the dog. I pull a 26' trailer with a 3/4 ton crew cab truck and eight ft bed. I have no wind problems at all. The tires are load range E. Bill
Trackrig 05/04/21 08:10pm Towing
RE: Garmin RV GPS

Which model are you looking at? None of my 760s or 770s need my phone for traffic up dates. Bill
Trackrig 05/04/21 08:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Typical cost per mile to transport 5th Wheel

How far are you talking? 1,500 miles or across town? Bill
Trackrig 04/30/21 07:46pm Towing
RE: solar

The cost of panels is almost nothing nowdays. To me it's more the time to buy and set things up, and because of that, you only want to do it once. Put 200 or 300 watts up there and be done with it. Your batteries will thank you. Bill
Trackrig 04/12/21 12:55pm Tech Issues
RE: RV furniture

Go to some of the higher-end RV shows and look at the furniture in them, measure it, sit on it, and try it out. That's how we found recliners we liked. Turned them over to find the tags with the mfg's information on it and call them. Bill
Trackrig 04/04/21 12:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Will a 100 watt solar panel be enough

Solar panels are cheap. If you're going to go to the effort of installing one, take an extra 30 minutes and install a second one. Solar power is like horse power and torque, you can never have too much of it. Bill
Trackrig 02/20/21 10:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Do you sanitize your black tank?

Sanitize the black tank??? What are you planning to do, haul drinking water in it? That's like asking people who are on their own septic tanks is they sanitize them. Bill
Trackrig 02/13/21 11:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Canada law on fuel tanks

I do remember 30 (?) years ago hearing that Canada wasn't trying to stop you from having your extra tank in the bed, but they wanted to tax the fuel. Their reasoning was you were driving on their roads but not paying any taxes for road maintenance. I must say on my last trip south in my truck, which had a load, but no trailer, I made it from Anchorage to Core de Lane Idaho without buying any fuel. Made it in 64 hours. Bill
Trackrig 02/07/21 08:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Canada law on fuel tanks

I've driven back and forth to Alaska a couple of times with a big red 110 gallon tank in the back of my truck they couldn't miss seeing and there's never been a question about it. Bill
Trackrig 02/07/21 12:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Memory Foam Mattress - Winter Storage

I live in Alaska and leave the memory foam in both my TT and MH all winter made up with the sheets and blankets. They've been that way for seven years. Bill
Trackrig 01/28/21 05:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Class A travel without interstates

Coming into Chicago and then going north were the worst roads I've seen as for potholes and traffic and I generally don't mind traffic. If I need to be somewhere, I take the main highways, if not I take the smaller roads. The only problem with the smaller roads if you have to pay more attention to the roads for sharp corners, driveways, farm equipment, etc, so at times you don't get to look at the scenery as much.
Trackrig 01/26/21 09:38pm Class A Motorhomes
Trailer hitch pin

When you insert a hitch into the receiver, you secure it with the hitch pin. Considering receivers and and balls are rated for different weights, has anyone ever seen a rating on a hitch pin? And has anyone ever broken or sheared a hitch pin? Bill
Trackrig 01/10/21 10:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: How important is tire size to your selection?

I would never consider the 19.5s, they won't handle the weight capacity for a true Class A. Bll
Trackrig 11/23/20 09:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Amazon Lockers

Is there a weight or size limit on the lockers? I need a new winch which costs over $1000 and weighs about 150#. I'll be passing thru Oregon next summer where there's no sales tax so picking it up there could save some good money. Bill
Trackrig 11/20/20 09:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Draining hot water tank

I flushed mine several times and used vinegar on it when I bought it. I use a three filter system on it and have only drained it twice in the last seven years and that was when I winterized it while up north. As stated above, when was last time you drained your home water heater? If you're winterizing it, once a year is more than enough, Bill
Trackrig 11/19/20 06:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cost if Class A diesel pusher inspection

Figure the going shop rate of $130 per hour. It would have to go to one shop to have the running gear items you mentioned to be checked and then to a second RV shop to check for things like roof condition, water leaks, awning conditions, window leaks, leveling hydraulics, tires etc. Check the air conditioners and thermostats for correct operation. Get the refrigerator checked to make sure it cools properly. Get the generator checked and have the its power output checked. Make sure the engine alternator is properly charging the house batteries. This will probably run you four hours at the mechanical shop and six hours at the RV shop. With all of the taxes and shop supplies used it will be around $1,600. This cost does not include any work that needs to be done. If you really want to be a diligent owner, after you buy it you should do all of the following so you start off with a clean slate: Changes oils in the engine, transmission, leveling hydraulics, rear end and front wheel hubs. Change all of the filters in the above components. Change the both fuel filters and carry two spares. Change the fan and alternator belts and carry a set for spares. Change the antifreeze and filter. Old or the wrong antifreeze will eventually ruin your engine. Do all of the above for your generator also and carry spare filters. Get slide seals lubricated When I got mine, I changed out both the house and chassis batteries so I knew everything was good. There's a lot more, but this will get you started. Bill
Trackrig 11/11/20 08:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: No Good Sam Gas Discount

Get away from the truck stops and you'll save a lot more. Why cause yourself problems? Bill
Trackrig 11/06/20 08:41pm Good Sam Club
RE: Has anyone tried to modify their 1/2 ton?

Adding leafs to the springs or air bags will take care of sagging, but they won't cure your 1/2T brakes, transmission, drive line or the rear axle itself. I don't understand why people buy 1/2T SUVS. Bill
Trackrig 10/23/20 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What did you do to your Class A MH today???

Installed several new gas shocks (or whatever you call them) on compartment doors. Now they all stay up. Bill
Trackrig 10/21/20 08:27pm Class A Motorhomes
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