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RE: Concerns about buying from a distant dealer?

I live in Alaska and bought my DP from a guy in Colorado. I also bought my TT from a guy in Idaho. Both were sight unseen, but with an awful lot of pictures of all the specifics I wanted to see. I flew to Colorado to get the DP and drove to Idaho to get the TT. Both were just as all of the pictures showed. Do your due diligence, but you're buying them to go travel, so don't let a few miles bother you. Bill
Trackrig 09/29/23 07:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mexwanderer

Have you gone to your local cell phone store yet?????? Bill
Trackrig 06/25/23 10:42pm Around the Campfire
RE: Is the Canadian App still needed for border crossing

NO!!! Bill
Trackrig 06/16/23 11:33am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Mexwanderer

Mex, you're doing something wrong. If you were 10 years old and never had email before, then there's no way they could require a previous email because you wouldn't have a previous one. If they required this, then how are all of the people new to email getting signed up? As suggested above, you need to go to the your local cell provider and have them set you up again as difficult as it may be. Bill
Trackrig 06/14/23 08:13pm Around the Campfire
RE: Mexwanderer

David - set up an all new email account as if you never had one before. This won't fix your various ordering and bank account problems, but it will let you communicate with various businesses and friends. Bill
Trackrig 06/10/23 04:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: Battery drain over winter

I keep my hunting rigs up near Fairbanks, Alaska. The rigs are used for most of the month of Sept to go moose hunting. They're then parked where there is no electricity. Most of the time they won't be started again until July or Aug of the next year when I pull maintenance on the rigs. While I don't disconnect the batteries (each rig has multiple batteries due to the electric winches) I do have nice Blue Seas battery disconnects on them within 2 ft of the batteries. On the average, my batteries last 7 years. Temps will hit -50F during the winter and my winters last longer than most people's winters are. It's still below freezing most nights. Bill
Trackrig 05/02/23 10:38am Tech Issues
RE: Star Link

You need a good clear camping / parking spot that has good clear opening in the direction the dish needs to be pointed. If you're in a well treed parking spot, most likely you won't get a connection. The dish does not get pointed straight up. On the east coast I don't think you're going to find good spots. The further west, due to less large trees, the better you'll probably do. I have SL in Anchorage, AK and am not overly enthused with it. They launched over 200 sats for this area in Jan and Feb, but it takes 6 months to get them tested and in the right orbit so about July I'm hoping things will improve. ill
Trackrig 04/24/23 10:50pm Technology Corner
RE: Typical price for Class A tire mounting and balance

When I've had to change my tires on the DP, I've waited until I was in a state that didn't have a sales tax. It will save you several hundred dollars. Bill If your primary residence is in a state that DOES have sales tax. Then you just admitted to tax fraud... . You are incorrect. Period. But then, I also do live in Alaska with no sales tax, but that doesn't matter. Bill
Trackrig 04/19/23 09:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Typical price for Class A tire mounting and balance

When I've had to change my tires on the DP, I've waited until I was in a state that didn't have a sales tax. It will save you several hundred dollars. Bill
Trackrig 04/18/23 08:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Just curious

Yes, all of the time. Why would someone waste money on bottled water? I have a three filter set-up to include a carbon filter, so the taste is very good. Bill
Trackrig 04/12/23 10:11pm Truck Campers
RE: I Bought A Travel Trailer I Had Never Seen (in person)

I flew from Alaska to Colorado to buy our DP sight unseen. I had over 100 pictures of various things I wanted to see. I drove from Alaska to Idaho to pick up a Nash TT, again with a lot of pictures. You need to know something about what you're buying, get a lot of pictures and have a lot of talks with the seller. It's certainly doable. Bill
Trackrig 04/10/23 10:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cummins Onan Generator Fuel Filter 149-2513

Ebay sells a lot of OEM parts. Find one that looks OEM and text the seller. I get a lot of my Onan and Cat filters off of Ebay. Bill
Trackrig 03/28/23 11:29pm Tech Issues
RE: SeeLevel tank monitor system

I had SeeLevel gages installed on my DP and they weren't a bit better than the OEM gages. They were a waste of money. Bill
Trackrig 03/14/23 11:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Furnace on while moving

Run the furnace, air conditioner(s) refrigerator and water heater while moving if you want. Bill
Trackrig 02/22/23 04:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Ram Reduces Max Tow Ratings

And, over on a TC Facebook page, a guy was showing the paperwork he got from Dodge not to use the truck for a TC!!!!! Bill
Trackrig 02/03/23 12:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Roadmaster tow bar question

Yes, call Roadmaster tomorrow morning. Bill
Trackrig 01/29/23 07:07pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Armada to Pull 33' Lightweight TT

One of the items I find interesting when a mfg states a towing capacity, is they never mention whether their rating is good for a trip to a camp ground 100 miles away on flat ground, or going across the US crossing the Continental Divide on very long trips over several months. The Armada will probably do fine to a campground a 100 miles away, but it doesn't have the transmission, rearend or brakes for longhaul traveling. Bill
Trackrig 01/09/23 02:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Big Bend National Park - RV PARKS

You're from Texas so maybe the heat won't bother you. When we were there they didn't have electric, it was run your generator which was fine, but when we'd get back to the MH in the late evening, it would be hot and you couldn't get it cooled off before quiet time so we had to try and sleep in a very hot MH each night. We left early Bukk
Trackrig 01/07/23 05:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: In bed fuel transfer tank question

Looking to ad a 35-75 gallon in bed fuel transfer tank.(not an auxiliary/plumbed in) What type should I get, aluminum, steel or poly? Aluminum scares be because it is so thin, and steel will rust. I bought my steel tank to go in a new 1983 truck. The tank is now on it's third truck and doing fine. Next year will be 40 years on the tank. Bill
Trackrig 01/07/23 05:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Low coolant Question

Without a picture, I assume it's the little panel that gives you various warnings like low or high alternator output, low oil pressure or a low coolant level. Have you gone around back and checked the coolant level in the overflow tank. You're probably low even though you aren't overheating - yet. Bill
Trackrig 01/02/23 09:26am Class A Motorhomes
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