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RE: Am I overloaded?

If you have to ask.... You say you're adding another 100 lbs with growing boys and growing bikes. If that is all added to the rear axle weight, you will exceed that as well as payload. Mike
Walaby 01/27/21 06:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Federal Mask mandate

Really tiring hearing some of the BS that comes out of politicians and others like Fauci's mouths. Just today Fauci was asked his thoughts on items like return to school, limited opening up of restaurants in NYC and other topics. He wouldn't answer any of them. Simply said I will not second guess Mayors and Governors, as they are better positioned to make decisions. He never hesitated offering his opinion a few months ago. He has turned into a politician himself. The rules for thee but not for me crowd should all be voted out of office. How about the business owner in LA who couldn't open her restaurant, with outdoor seating but right across the parking lot was a huge, open tent eating area feeding actors and film crew - with no regards to any precautions. I think there's enough missteps and blame to go around. Im just sick and tired of hearing politicians and other supposedly "smart" people twist things to fit their agenda. If there is a mandate to wear a mask on federal property, shouldn't everyone in the White House, Pentagon and Congress have to wear a mask while in these federal buildings? After all, the mandate says wear mask AND maintain social distance. So, where's Jen Psaki's mask at the news conferences? Where's Joe's mask at various photo ops etc that he's had? Sometimes he does, sometimes he doesn't. Does Joe wear one when he sleeps since he sleeps on(in) federal property? Mike
Walaby 01/27/21 05:40pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Federal Mask mandate

Amazing how many people believe that wearing a flimsy cloth mask protects YOU from the virus. Our home made pieces of cloth with strings on them do NOTHING to protect YOU. It's to keep your spittle from landing in someones face when you talk, or sneeze or cough. Mike
Walaby 01/25/21 07:14pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Removable 5th wheel hitch?

I have the Pullrite Superglide. If I need to remove it, I lift it up locked to kingpin, and then set it down on a table with wheels. The table I use can raise or lower, so I can level the trailer, and then raise the table to take the weight off the pin if I want. I can cover it up and leave it outside, or wheel it into my garage. Takes about 10 mins and no exertion. Mike
Walaby 01/24/21 08:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Federal Mask mandate

Note that it says SHOULD wear masks, doesn't say MUST wear masks. What is quoted above does not read like a mandate. Reads like a suggestion. Mike
Walaby 01/21/21 07:12pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Opinions on Grand Design Fifth Wheels

I have had my Reflection for nearly two years now. Have not had any issues of significance. That said, I have had two Forest River Products and no serious issues with those either. I must lead a charmed life. If I were full timing, I would probably pick Solitude over Reflection, although in a couple years, I'll be able to test out that theory. We won't be full timing, but will be doing a 2-3 months out at a time gig, then returning home for a couple months. Im happy with my Grand Design, and I'll buy another if Im in the market for a new one. Mike
Walaby 01/11/21 09:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Leaving breakers in the camper on while away?

If I were worried, I'd just unplug from the pedestal. Mike
Walaby 01/10/21 08:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Is 70 to old to travel with a RV

I think 70 is just to old to travel out of state with a RV, Didn't you post a similar comment last year? I agree. Lets enforce it so more available camping spots for those of us under 70. Maybe the new admin will come up with such a law as a part of the NGD. Mike
Walaby 01/09/21 01:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Vaccinations

My sister and brother in law are over 65 in Sarasota County Florida, and can't get on any list either. They are told no vaccines available. Apparently, according to my sister, they have basically frozen the list across Florida. Mike
Walaby 01/09/21 01:46pm Around the Campfire
RE: Replace Mobley

I use my Mobley for my work from home connection. Am on line for 9-10 hours continuously on a daily basis. I also leave my work VPN connection alive and connected 24x7 because my company asks for it to stay connected to push patches etc.. No issues. Mike
Walaby 01/05/21 07:08pm Technology Corner
RE: Superglide Hitch / Capture Plate Question

That's the downside of the Superglide. Pinbox specific capture plate. Didn't realize they had a multi-fit and a universal though, so maybe you could buy a universal plate and it would work. If you don't have one, who knows how it will turn since the hitch will slide AND it will rotate with king pin. If your 5er has the same pin box as your son's then yes, you can use his capture plate. Easily removed. But before you try, make sure you have same pin box, or his model will also work for yours. Mike
Walaby 01/03/21 07:51pm Towing
RE: Towing with a dually or single?need help please

My 5er is 13880 lbs and nearly 41ft length. Have no problems towing it with a 1 ton SRW. That said, I know many people who have towed large 5ers with both would tell you hands down the best towing experience will be with the DRW, and they are likely correct. But, Im happy with my setup, have never had any issues. Have experienced one panic stop in wet weather and never felt out of control in the slightest. As others have said, brand is what you like best, but for a 5er in the 14K territory, IMHO, diesel is the only way to go. Mike
Walaby 12/20/20 03:01pm Towing
RE: Ideal RV space size for new park?

All I can say is I wish you luck. There is a couple who are building a campground in Arizona. They have a blog they post every other Saturday on RVTravel.com. All I can say is you need the patience of Job to pull this off. If you are not a destination, and you are not close enough to a major interstate for overnighters, then you are clearly in long term visitors. Im not sure how I would feel about that. My experience seeing several long term rv parks, one of which is local to me, is they tend to deteriorate over time, and foster less than desirable clientele. Not sure I would want to deal with that. I would recommend reading the blog on RVTravel.com. You can follow their progress through the various stages to include getting permits, SBA loans, approval from planning and zoning etc...This weeks blog had half a page of **** the SBA wants from them before they will get their loan funded. I would not have the patience they have. Make sure you do. Of course, that assumes you need a loan. If you are independently wealthy, then nevermind that part. Good luck. We need more entrepreneurs to build more campgrounds. Mike
Walaby 12/20/20 01:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping

Yup... Sure can. Didn't you get the memo? Mike
Walaby 12/18/20 06:01pm Good Sam Club
RE: So Lost

I own a Reflection 367BHS, and I tow with a Ram 3500 SRW. Im actually 10lbs over payload fully loaded, full tank of fuel. By the time I get to the freeway, Im under payload. 2500 is not enough truck. Mike
Walaby 12/07/20 06:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What do you do with ash/coals ?

I put the fire out at the end of the night, then next morning dump ashes into a trashbag and take to the dumpster. Never thought about doing it any other way. Mike Exactly^^^^ I use a Weber Smokey Joe Charcoal BBQ for grilling Fill it up with briquettes, place lid back on when done grilling....add more as needed then last night I leave lid off and let them burn down to ash Next morning dump in trashbag and place in dumpster with rest of our trash I would NOT even consider just dumping then next to roadway Don't do it at home...why do it at CG???? I hope you also use some water to make sure the coals are out. I also let them burn down to ash the last night, but there are many mornings I can still find a hot coal or two down among the ashes. So if I just dump them in a trash bag and put it in the dumpster there's a good chance there's going to be a dumpster fire. No I don't really enjoy stirring my fingers into last nights fire ash even knowing there is only wood and nothing else in there. But I am amazed at how many times I find that a fire is still warm w=en it looks completely out. I know your comment was meant for Old Biscuit, but thought I'd respond to quote anyways. I learned from my dad as a 10 year old boy the need to fully extinguish your campfire before going to bed. Same goes for coals in your BBQ grill. Im betting Old Biscuit knows and does the same. Mike
Walaby 12/07/20 11:58am RV Lifestyle
RE: What do you do with ash/coals ?

There is zero doubt with my ashes that they are stone cold, wet and won't start anything. Can't speak for anyone else though.... Mike
Walaby 12/03/20 12:24pm RV Lifestyle
RE: What do you do with ash/coals ?

I put the fire out at the end of the night, then next morning dump ashes into a trashbag and take to the dumpster. Never thought about doing it any other way. Mike
Walaby 12/02/20 06:30pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Blackstone 22" griddle for $99 at Walmart!!

I cooked bacon on mine, seasoning and cooking at the same time. Mike
Walaby 11/28/20 04:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blackstone 22" griddle for $99 at Walmart!!

I have a 17" Blackstone and a Weber-Q. Each have their use. Both fit together, along with my dorm size fridge in an outside compartment. Love the Blackstone for breakfast, philly cheese steak subs etc. Love the Weber Q for steaks, burgers etc... Have not tried the Blackstone for steaks and burgers but have been meaning to. I don't find the single burner a big issue. Not any different than cooking on an electric griddle where everything is the same temp as well. I don't seem to have issues with the corners/edges being significantly colder than anywhere else. Least not enough to notice. Im one who loves the 17" Blackstone, but from the sounds of this thread, Im in the minority. Mike
Walaby 11/26/20 07:48pm General RVing Issues
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