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RE: Cruel Summer

Click bait website. Filled with random internet images. Little to no original content. But if you go there and give them your email address (which they can sell) and click on the ads, then they’ll make a few dollars.
WTP-GC 04/06/20 05:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Emergency Travel - Texas to South Georgia?

If schools are empty, anywhere in the USA, just pull in and stay the night? That is horrifically dangerous advice!!! School rules, regulations, etc. have tighter up so much in the last several years that literally no unauthorized access is allowed. Just because schools are not in sessions doesn’t mean the rules are lifted. In my area, they would haul you off to jail simply for being present without authorization. And God forbid you have a weapon of any kind in your possession (knife, gun, baseball bat, taser, bear spray.....). I have no idea why this suggestion would EVER cross someone’s mind, especially when you can pull into virtually any rest stop, Walmart parking lot, or other acceptable area.
WTP-GC 04/05/20 06:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Good Deal on Tires = Time for New Tires

I've used Tires Plus in the past, and not very pleased with them. They did a good job of mounting and balancing the tires, but they charged extra for everything they did, or used. The actual price was considerably higher than their initial estimate. One of those deals where the price for 4 tires was $600 + mounting and balancing, and the total ended up north of $800 after all the added "extras". That was quite a few years ago, but just left a bad taste in my mouth. Well, no doubt that each store is subject to the methods of their management. Admittedly, my primary dealings with them have always been at the store in which my friend manages, so I’m sure that helps. But they’ve always given me a written estimate, which I sign. The final price might vary a couple of dollars here or there, but there’s always a valid reason for it. Anytime the cost would vary significantly, they’ve always called and discussed with me. But everyone has “their guy” so I don’t get in the middle of that LOL
WTP-GC 04/04/20 05:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Good Deal on Tires = Time for New Tires

BTW OP, years ago I had the philosophy that when I needed new tires, I just got a new truck. Worked for a couple new trucks anyways. I've certainly done the same thing, especially as it relates to used vehicles. In 2015, I traded in a Chevy Silverado that I owned from 30K miles to 215K miles. That was the only truck that I've put more than one new set of tires on.
WTP-GC 04/02/20 08:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Good Deal on Tires = Time for New Tires

.... Tires Plus....the regional and national availability of their stores. Never heard of them. Must be an east coast thing. Definitely not just east coast, but I don't know how far they stretch throughout the country. Chances are that they are part of a much bigger conglomerate that has a different named company (or companies) in other parts of the country.
WTP-GC 04/02/20 08:23am Tow Vehicles
Good Deal on Tires = Time for New Tires

For my entire adult life, I’ve bought my tires at Tires Plus (even before they were called that). Yeah, I’m friends with a store manager, but since I drive so much, the regional and national availability of their stores is a big plus (I get road hazard, replacement, lifetime alignment, etc.). I’ve really gotten my use out of these services over the years. Anyway...they have a deal going right now offering 20% off for those people who are deemed to be on the front lines of this current pandemic. The list of eligible types of workers is pretty extensive. I don’t know if the deal is company-wide or just in our area, but if you need new tires, it’s worth checking out.
WTP-GC 04/01/20 04:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

China seems to be on the downhill side of this outbreak. They say the incidence of new cases as well as the incidence of deaths in China have both declined for the past month. China's population is 1.435 Billion. Total deaths attributed to this virus, as of now, stands at 3,255. If my math is correct, that's a mortality rate of 0.00022% of the population in the nation that was the origin and epicenter of the disease. (Mortality rates are supposed to be calculated versus total population, but many news sources are figuring death number versus number diagnosed with the disease, a misleading statistic if it's called "mortality rate.") Chine is the king of misinformation. State run media, health care, completely communist society...yet we are to believe what they’re saying? Much of China is on some form of lockdown/quarantine/whatever...but they are reporting that their factories are operating at nearly full capacity. Huh??? How is that possible? Well...they lie!! That doesnt make any sense Why would China leaders need to lie? All workers wear protective masks and avoid physical contact,easy to do imo. Tesla China factory runs just like that even now. Did you know that China has the largest number of Billionares in the world! Seems like their style o Comunism isnt all that bad. China health care may not be perfect but with population of 1.4 bilion Its doing ok and Everyone is covered https://youtu.be/N6kuU5hNbCk Actually, you're wrong. Just for fun, I looked up the matter of most billionaires. All the top results on Google show that the USA has the most...followed by China. An article from Business Insider ranks it 705 to 285 (USA vs. China). I would say that's not even close. But since being a billionaire is something that probably none of us can relate to, let's look at millionaires. The same website says it 18,614,000 to 4,447,000 (USA vs. China). So yes, Communism of any style (including China) is BAD!!! People in China have long wore masks because of horrific air pollution, not because of their fear of spreading infectious diseases. They wear masks in factories because of the terrible conditions they work in. Again, China LIES!! As I said before, they are the king of misinformation. They are the kings of counterfit goods, and shamelessly so. We all know they are manipulators of currency worldwide. The state controls EVERYTHING about their daily lives, normal routines, news distribution, healthcare, etc. I'm not saying that they haven't taken positive steps to combat this virus or that they aren't working with other countries to try and eradicate it...but anything that comes out of their mouths has to be taken with a grain of salt. We've already seen where some sources leaked information that the Chinese government was lying about "actual" data. They've even been criticized for what they didn't tell their own people in the early stages of this virus. So...we need to work with them, but complete trust is totally out of the picture.
WTP-GC 03/23/20 05:54am General RVing Issues
RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

China seems to be on the downhill side of this outbreak. They say the incidence of new cases as well as the incidence of deaths in China have both declined for the past month. China's population is 1.435 Billion. Total deaths attributed to this virus, as of now, stands at 3,255. If my math is correct, that's a mortality rate of 0.00022% of the population in the nation that was the origin and epicenter of the disease. (Mortality rates are supposed to be calculated versus total population, but many news sources are figuring death number versus number diagnosed with the disease, a misleading statistic if it's called "mortality rate.") Chine is the king of misinformation. State run media, health care, completely communist society...yet we are to believe what they’re saying? Much of China is on some form of lockdown/quarantine/whatever...but they are reporting that their factories are operating at nearly full capacity. Huh??? How is that possible? Well...they lie!! We’ve all reviewed and considered the perspective of Covid 19 vs. the flu. The difference, though, is that covid-19 is an animal borne virus which the human body has no “current” immunity to. We as a nation are smart to actively engage heavy social distancing and stop this thing before it becomes a 1M or 2M killer. If allowed to spread, it would make the flu look like a sinus headache.
WTP-GC 03/21/20 06:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trying to decide which way to go on fifth wheel hitch

Rails suck. They are obsolete technology. Do they work (and work well)? Of course they do! But there’s exactly ZERO reason for anyone to go back in time in favor of obsolete technology. Plus, there’s exactly ZERO guarantee that a newly purchased rail system will match the existing holes from an old rail system. How do I know? Been there, done that. Here’s an article warning of the same issue: https://www.etrailer.com/question-135802.html I’d much rather put that brand new 4” hole in the middle of my bed and get the best hitch combo option available vs. trying to maybe re-use some old holes that might not work and is regressive technology. I’ve used an AUH aluminum and had no trouble with it. The friend I sold it to also has no trouble with it and he uses it for more than just RV towing. There’s nothing wrong with that product or the idea of a single point attachment. Well if you have a truck w/o the puck set up, then rails may be the best way to go. Sorry my friend, but I disagree w/ your assessment. My last truck and current truck didn't have the puck set up and I already had a rail mount B&W Patriot and not about to go buy another hitch as the B&W was bought in '17. Had no problems attaching the B&W to rails for either truck BTW. I personally do not have an issue w/ the rails in the track 24/7. Does it block complete clean out? Yes. Does it not allow for a complete flat floor? Yes. Do I worry about it? No. Can I still use the bed of truck? Yes. Do I have to remove the hitch to do so? Yes. Do I care? No. As it was said before, some 5ers are not so well suited to be a gooseneck set up. It really comes down to personal choice. Are rails obsolete? No. But for some folks getting into yanking a 5er around for 1st time, they maybe the cheapest way to start off with. In your case, you already had the rail mount hitch. That’s the most expensive part of the entire arrangement. So that makes sense to stick with the rails. In the case of the OP, he has neither the rails or the hitch. He’s starting from scratch. Having 8 each 1/2” holes already in the bed means almost nothing unless you have the rail kit that it was drilled for. I completely agree that the rails are the cheapest way to get started. But now we’re back to the idea of saving dollar bills while you’re spending hundred dollar bills. You get your $40K-$80K truck, connected to what is probably at least a $30K or greater 5er, yet we get stuck on saving maybe a couple hundred dollars to use a hitch system which industry manufacturers are clearly trying to get away from. Doesn’t make sense. If rails don’t bother you, then so be it. I don’t like them. So be it. Yet I make the same point...why use rails when there are much better options available these days??
WTP-GC 03/21/20 05:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trying to decide which way to go on fifth wheel hitch

Rails suck. They are obsolete technology. Do they work (and work well)? Of course they do! But there’s exactly ZERO reason for anyone to go back in time in favor of obsolete technology. Plus, there’s exactly ZERO guarantee that a newly purchased rail system will match the existing holes from an old rail system. How do I know? Been there, done that. Here’s an article warning of the same issue: https://www.etrailer.com/question-135802.html I’d much rather put that brand new 4” hole in the middle of my bed and get the best hitch combo option available vs. trying to maybe re-use some old holes that might not work and is regressive technology. I’ve used an AUH aluminum and had no trouble with it. The friend I sold it to also has no trouble with it and he uses it for more than just RV towing. There’s nothing wrong with that product or the idea of a single point attachment.
WTP-GC 03/21/20 05:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trying to decide which way to go on fifth wheel hitch

This thread doesn’t need to go real far. OP: get a B & W turnover ball, install in bed. Ignore the holes for the old rail system. There’s no benefit in trying to reuse them, plus you’ll eventually hate the rails. Then get a B & W Companion or Andersen Ultimate. You don’t need a slider. You don’t need to use the articulating feature of the TP pin box. Lock it out, check the fasteners from time to time. And pay attention when making tight maneuvers. The TP pin box is designed for those short bed half ton trucks. There is absolutely no good reason at all to use the TP articulating aspect on 3/4 and 1 ton short beds with newer fifth wheels. Don’t be distracted otherwise.
WTP-GC 03/18/20 05:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone lose a set of keys

Wow. I see that corona virus sure has people upset so much that simple sarcasm (though true) can't be comprehended. I don't touch what's not mine. If I lose something important, I'm going to try and find it in the area where I might have lost it. If someone took it, though well intentioned, I might spend ungodly amounts of time fruitlessly searching. Then when I stumbled across it on an Internet forum (1 in a zillion), I'd be quite upset. Funny though, my wife lost her drivers license in NYC. Well, that made boarding the plane a tremendous pain in the butt, but we considered it lost and never looked back. After we had been home a couple days later, we got an envelope in the mail with her license, where some kind stranger picked it up and mailed it back to us.
WTP-GC 03/11/20 01:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone lose a set of keys

On a related note, I was driving on the interstate here in FL the other day and noticed that someone accidentally left their offshore fishing boat on the side of the road. Just to be safe, I threw my spare tire on that empty wheel hub, knocked it off the jack stand, hitched up, left a note under an old milk crate, and drove 150 miles back to my house. If you or anyone you know is missing a boat, PM me and if you have the right info, I’ll tell you where your boat is so you can come get it.
WTP-GC 03/11/20 04:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Disney world in July

We’ve stayed at FW many times in all seasons. It’s 100% worth it IF you intend on doing the parks. Warning...plan to bring all food and misc. pantry/camper needs because coming and going from there is very time consuming, plus it’s Orlando which has become one of the worst driving experiences in the universe. Also, bring bug zappers, citronella candles, bee keeper suits and a bulk supply of Benadryl cream. The can of bug spray they give you at check-in will barely get you through the night ;-)
WTP-GC 02/14/20 05:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Charge for each pet ??? your thoughts

I'd pay extra for a campground that didn't allow dogs. X2 X3 One of the things I love the most is when my kids need help washing your dog c**p off their shoes or bike tires. I especially love when you lock your dog in your camper all day while you go on your outings. It’s nice to have the constant barking ringing in my ears everything time a someone shuts their doors nearby. And I so enjoy when you have your dog tethered to a long leash and he’s able to wonder around my site, the roadway, bark at us when we pass by, etc.
WTP-GC 02/11/20 04:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campnab

Google it and get all the information first hand. Great, thanks for the super helpful response. I'm so glad you're here to provide such valuable information to people.The best way to find out anything is to go to the source. If you want second hand information, simply rely on someone else to do your checking for you, and hope they got it all right. Sometimes the easiest way is the smartest way. Plus my answer was to the second poster's question. LOL But really, the OP’s question is a result of YouTube and forum reliance. It’s like he’s trying to find the Amazon reviews for the services offered by the website. In this case, nothing beats trying it yourself and seeing if you like it. If it works for you, then it works for you.
WTP-GC 02/10/20 11:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling in a group— How do you handle it?

If people are OK with driving the same speed and stopping at the same places, then there’s nothing wrong with staying together. 1 or 2 day trips don’t usually involve a lot of spontaneous stops and site seeing anyway. We regularly travel with others and do try to stay within about a mile or so of each other. Nothing tiring about it all. The only time it ever causes trouble is if the lead driver misses the exit or if you pull off together to get fuel and the station can’t accommodate 2 rigs at once. If we get separated, we don’t sweat it...just keep going. Sometimes, especially on the way home, if someone needs to stop for a pee break or fuel, but the other doesn’t and we’re both near home, then the other person just keeps on going. The point is to enjoy the trip. If the trip is more enjoyable for you if you’re traveling in a convoy, then do it. If not, then don’t don’t do it. Some wold say, there’s no reason to travel together if we have cell phones and can communicate issues. Well, when that blowout happens and if you have to get off the interstate, are you certain that your passenger seat partner can have the cognizance to get on the phone quick enough to advise your traveling partner 3 or 4 miles behind you that you have an issue? Or that you can remember the exact exit number you got off on? Or that you’re lagging partner isn’t on the phone with someone else and totally misses your call? Again, no wrong decision here...but don’t overstate the difficulty of traveling together.
WTP-GC 02/09/20 06:20am General RVing Issues
RE: 5th wheel hitches

I now use a B&W 18K Patriot . I have had aReese 16k and destroyed 2 Andersens :S before giving in. A Traisaver would be only other brand I would consider now.I'm not trying an Andersen vs B&W, besides we already know the verdict :), but how did you destroy 2 Andersens, and what were the contributing factors? I was under the impression they were a pretty sturdy hitch. I mean, not in the same category as B&W, but still... :) Pm sent I’d like to know as well. I’ve used an Andersen and was quite happy with it, even though I now use a B & W. There are well known accounts of a few people who have destroyed a single Andersen during some unusual circumstances, but for someone to have destroyed 2 of them...I’d have to believe there is some user-error involved here.
WTP-GC 02/07/20 02:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Crystal River FL. area campgrounds.

We’ve stayed at Camp N Water a few times and enjoyed it, though it’s in Homosassa and it caters to those who like fishing/boating. So much of this area depends on the time of the year and what type of activities you prefer. This time of the year, it’s crowded with snowbirds. In the summer, it’s crowded with rednecks (my people LOL). So pick your poison.
WTP-GC 02/04/20 03:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Turning Point Pin Box questions

As usual, a thread runs off the rails as two members dual it out... Sorry OP I have a 2017 Chevy 2500 short bed with a B & W TO ball plus the Companion. Our 5er has the Turning Point pin box. We keep it locked as if a standard pin box. No issues at all when making sharp turns, but always be mindful when doing such maneuvering on uneven terrain (with any hitch and pin box combo). I’m sure you could change the pin box to something else, but you would have to remove the lower nose cover on mine to do so, since I only have access to the bottom bolts. But quite frankly, I don’t see a need to with my current rig and setup. No chucking and the ride is soft.
WTP-GC 02/01/20 07:01am Fifth-Wheels
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