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RE: Tire Balance

Get them balanced, why wouldn't they need it? article
agesilaus 05/26/20 01:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Spray foam insulation

I've used the small canned stuff and it works when appropriate. But the underbelly? 1) The Cost 2) How will you get to the stuff in the underbelly 3) The polyurethane is glue it would stick everything together Just use two or four inch sheets of the insulation board
agesilaus 05/25/20 03:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: NY is open

The issue has been the NYC Metro area and nursing homes. State parks are hardly the problem... He said campgrounds which does not necessarily mean state parks. Better check the park site.
agesilaus 05/25/20 07:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: HF Jack Stand Recall

I went by a near by Northern Tools Store for the first time, and it certainly seems to be several cuts above HF. More pricey tho
agesilaus 05/24/20 06:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: replacing weather-stripping on 1999 Carri-Lite slide out

I usually find that taking the part to a local RV dealer parts dept will produce the part
agesilaus 05/24/20 05:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: West Coast of Florida

For more to see, from Perry I'd take US-27 to HIgh Springs, then head south on US-27 to Williston, then reconnect with US-41 and go all the way south to Land O'Lakes and pick a direction from there. To go to the Keys, get over to US-27 SR-50 Brooksville to Clermont, then south on US-27. You don't have to reconnect with 41. 27 and 41 run together from High Springs to Williston. But as I pointed out there are innumerable different routes, Florida is not short on North-South highways.
agesilaus 05/24/20 01:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
HF Jack Stand Recall

Attention shade tree mechanics: Harbor Freight is recalling nearly two MILLION jack stands that it has sold over the years. The stands in question bear the company’s SKU codes 56371, 61196 and 61197. The numbers are on a label on the top part of the stand on three-ton units, or a yellow sticker on the base on six-ton units. Seems that tooling in the manufacturing plants got a little worn out, and at times, the pawl that bites into the notched height adjuster can possibly slip if the unit is bumped or disturbed. If you bump it while under the truck it’s supporting, life could get a bit difficult. The company says it is voluntarily recalling all of these, and those who bring these suspect stands in will be rewarded with a company gift card for the shelf-price of the stands. I actually had a personal experience with this. I was working on the rear brakes when it got dark. I had the jack stand under the truck and so thought it was OK to leave it until morning. Come morning the hub is in the dirt, I was mystified about why the jack stand failed. Now I know. I've become more and more suspicious of HF products. I refuse to buy anything electrical from them but thought that simple basic mechanical items like Jack Stands were fool proof, I guess they showed me.
agesilaus 05/24/20 07:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: West Coast of Florida

Great! I will take a look at 41, since it goes all the way to Miami. Is it a good safe road for a large class A motorhome? Also, I want to go all the way into the keys, but would like to make some stops down the West coast , on the way down. Any recommendations for rv parks. All highways in Florida are pretty good, even the 3 numbered state roads for the most part are good two lane roadways. The state spends it's federal road taxes where it is supposed to, on the roads with no apparent corruption. US41 in particular is fine, a 2 or 4 lane roadway. I'll suggest visiting White Springs near Jasper and the State Park there, Oleno SP near High Springs and maybe Ichnetucknee SP in the same area, Rainbow Springs SP near Dunellan, Myakka SP near Sarasota, Collier Seminole SP where 41 turns east across the Everglades and Shark River Unit of the Everglades NP in the center of that section. As for RV parks for the most part we try to stay in State Parks which once again have won the best in country award. Most of their campgrounds have been converted to FHU over the last five or ten years and are generally big rig friendly. Some have twisty interior roads with lots of trees so look at campgroundreviews for a particular park. Ft Clinch near Jacksonville and Tomoka near Daytona fall in that group. And the only commercial cg we have stayed in, and they are few, are in the panhandle. You most certainly want to avoid US19 anywhere close to the Tarpon Springs-New Ritchie area the traffic is awful. I'd suggest honking your horn as you go thru Newberry since we live near there but we'll be off on our own trip hopefully. I have a personal story about the Tamiami Trail, when I was very young-a toddler, my Father was off in the Army in Korea and my mother and Aunt decided to drive down to Miami and rent a house down there (from NJ). My aunt was driving that dangerous, no railing section of the Tamiami Trail and fell asleep and just about ended up in the 30 foot deep canal. Apparently my mother woke up just in time to jerk the steering wheel away from the water. They've made that section much safer now, OH yeah it runs thru the Seminole reservation and they do hand out tickets whenever possible.
agesilaus 05/24/20 06:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: West Coast of Florida

You mean peninsular Florida? Possibly Highway US27 or if you want to stay to the west(but not near the coast)then US19 but you won't hit many towns unless you divert down side roads to the west. It is not possible to drive down the west coast. 27 goes thru many small towns. It's actually hard to say since there are really 4 or 5 highways that pass south down the peninsula. 19, 27, 41, 301, 441 and maybe 17. They merge and run together for 50 miles then split up. If I had to pick one then maybe 41 it runs all the way down to the everglades and then along the northern boundary of the park, as the Tamiami Trail, into Miami. Lots of history behind the Tamiami Trail and many dead tourist and locals drove into that deep canal and were not found for decades. Just get a map an look is probably the best advice. Maybe we could come up with a list of small towns but it would be difficult.
agesilaus 05/23/20 07:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Confused and Frustrated

Also was going to tow a car behind. Do you call it a "toad"? Yeah but then you have to maintain and service two vehicles not one. I am a diehard towable fan so keep that in mind...heh
agesilaus 05/22/20 06:32pm Full-time RVing
RE: Confused and Frustrated

If you get a class C then you'll be driving that every time you want a loaf of bread and leaving your campground behind. A truck and a Travel Trailer(TT) (have no idea why you'd want a fifth wheel for one person) then you can drive the truck whenever you go for day trips. Also check out the room in a Class C of modest size with a the same length TT. It's probably too late for RV shows but visit a big RV dealer and just wander around and look in the various types of RVs. A standard gas pickup will haul a TT of moderate size easily no need for a big truck. Finally RV salesmen lie worse than car dealers, pick what you want and then come here for advice. Just assume every word out of the salesman's mouth is a lie, once you sign the paperwork they don't care what happens to you.
agesilaus 05/22/20 04:45pm Full-time RVing
RE: Uncrowded Colorado campgrounds

How about around Durango? I'm thinking of going 2 week of June. Thoughts please, I'm in 45' coach towing a jeep. ------------------------------------------------ You aren't helping by not telling us what sort of CG you are looking for, but try: Campgroundreviews A site you should learn to use. Just a guess Durango is a rather busy area for campers in general. You seem to be looking for a FHU site
agesilaus 05/22/20 12:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Uncrowded Colorado campgrounds

Hundreds of boondocking locations and NF campgrounds. It is camping paradise. We are starting in the Pagosa Springs area and working north from their next month.
agesilaus 05/22/20 07:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rig for two couples?

Just when you think there is nothing new to hear...heh. Better to get two smaller TT remember the Chinese symbol for strife is two women under the same roof.
agesilaus 05/21/20 10:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Seeking advice on towing vehicle

Then you are looking for a "Toy Hauler" fifth wheel and they tend to the large to extra large sizes and a dually. Be prepared for a tremendous adjustment in your driving style jumping from a SUV to a dually with a very long fiver. You may want to consider an RV driving class.
agesilaus 05/21/20 08:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Seeking advice on towing vehicle

I don't know what that fiver weighs. But in general buy a 1 ton US brand pickup. The price difference is minor between the 3/4 and 1 ton. If you stay east of the Mississippi or in flatlands then you can get by with a gas engine. If you plan to go into the western mountains then you will be much happier with a diesel. For a large fifth wheel you will want dual rear wheels for smaller ones a single rear wheel will do and is more maneuverable. If you plan to stay on the pavement the a 2WD is OK if you want to travel on dirt roads (boondocking or exploring) then a 4WD. Tho you won't regret having a 4WD when you need one. If you buy a new truck then get the hitch bed preparation. If you buy used you'll have to take what is offered. For hitches get a B&W or Pullrite.
agesilaus 05/21/20 08:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Honda EU2000i fuel gauge

You can buy a funnel with a float in it at Walmart. As the tank gets near full the float rises. As for the EPA sabotaged nozzles, if you aren't careful your drill can slip and gut the bad nozzles. A 3/8 or 1/2" bit seems to be effective. However this still leaves a less than optimal nozzle. These work well tho: Spout. There is a type that works better but is no longer available. These are pretty good tho. You need vents too and you can get those from Amazon too.
agesilaus 05/21/20 07:48am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Mountain west NF campgrounds

Posted over on the "other" site also!! Best move at this time is to go to the forest web site of the one or ones you are interested. They will have info and usually a pdf which shows open campgrounds and recreation sites at the time. For example: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE...eprd737154.pdf Certainly you should check. And yes I posted it on 'the other site' because I think this is info of general note and that a lot of folks aren't on both. Or actually all three you missed one...heh. If you google 'national forest name' camping; you will see a 'camping and cabins' site for every NF I looked at and that will have a list of camp grounds. Click on a name and you'll find if they are open or not.
agesilaus 05/20/20 03:16pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: CG's along the Gap Trail

There are all sorts of apps to find these, RV Trip Wizard, AllStays, Good Sams and lots more.
agesilaus 05/20/20 01:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Mountain west NF campgrounds

In the mountain west area National Forests: CO: Most seem to be opening at the end of May or early June. San Juan (SW corner of the state) says 'may open ' WY: The same some don't open that early because of snow but generally seem to be open by June MT: Seem to be open weather permitting ID: Seem to be open weather permitting So NF camping and dispersed camping seem to be a go for summer. This is NOT set in concrete tho and I only could spot check campsites. I assume Utah will be the same and the Dakotas since those states never shut down
agesilaus 05/20/20 12:53pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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