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RE: Southern Utah boondocking: how long do roads take to dry?

As others said, it will vary greatly. First by what the road consists of, and then by temp, and especially wind. Wind is a big plus if you're waiting for a road to dry. But in general, even after the heaviest rain, between 2 days and a week things will be pretty solid. It's the kind of thing that I would not worry about unless I thought it was actually going to be raining during my stay. And of course, So UT doesn't get much rain to begin with. I love the area around Duck Creek.
bpounds 10/23/20 11:33am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Stripping down a rotten camper

I also built a utility trailer out of an old travel trailer. In my case it was a tent trailer. I was barely out of short pants at the time. A trailer, especially one 45 years old, was built piece by piece, and you can take it apart in the same way. In my case I took it apart, piled it up, and used my "new" utility trailer to haul the pile to the dump. I pulled that thing thousands of miles on dozens of hunting trips over the years. I did a lot of changes to it over the years. If I knew then what I know now, I might pull the axles and springs out and just build a new frame from scratch. But at the time it was what I had to work with and for decades that trailer was a useful thing to have around.
bpounds 10/23/20 11:24am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 5th wheel front landing gear motor

Yes as others said, the motors just have an anti-rotation limit, not a hard fixed mount. Makes it all a bit self-aligning with the shaft. However, keep an eye on it, because that gearmotor is likely just plastic and the OEM version often ends up breaking. That lets the gearmotor over rotate, which at best jams the rotation, and at worst rips wiring loose. I have replaced mine with an all aluminum body gearmotor which is readily available.
bpounds 10/23/20 11:12am Tech Issues
RE: The Flag of the United States of America

I think you’re missing one narrow point, the National Flag Code only applies to a FLAG. A t-shirt with the Stars & Strips design on it is NOT a flag. Printing a $100 bill on a t-shirt does NOT make you guilty of counterfeiting, because it’s not intended to be currency. Exactly. Well said. Printing the flag on a shirt is not wearing a flag as clothing. Taking a flag and wrapping it like a toga, or around the neck as a scarf, or any number of other ways of wearing an actual flag, would be wearing it as a flag.
bpounds 10/20/20 04:26pm Around the Campfire
RE: Junk Food Breakfast Cereals

Not sure why you would eat cereal most every day for breakfast, but if you're going to do that, at least you are avoiding the sugar. Fruit Loops, Cap'n Crunch, Honey Oat Cheerios, Frosted Flakes, and Grape Nuts would be my favorites. Sometimes all mixed together in a big bowl. But it is a rare treat. Once a year? Maybe twice. Anyone tried Hot Grape Nuts? I think you can find the recipe on the box. Beats the heck out of oatmeal or cream of wheat. Once a month maybe. Humans should not eat cereal more than that.
bpounds 10/20/20 03:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: Brain Teaser

The original rolls off the tongue much nicer IMO.
bpounds 10/20/20 03:11pm Around the Campfire
RE: The Flag of the United States of America

I also fly our flag every day. And I also am disgusted when, in my opinion, it is being disrespected. Having said that, I am not offended by flag face masks, or head scarves, or bikinis. I know they are not actually made from a flag, they are just a representation of the general design of our flag. To actually cut and sew an American flag into some article would offend me. To use the design principle to create that same article, generally won't offend me. On the contrary I appreciate the patriotic gesture that I am sure the owner intended. But, as said, these are all just guidelines of respect, and we can all choose for ourselves what offends us. I have a US flag decal on the rear window of my truck, my car, my Jeep, and my RV. I wonder if that offends anyone. Don't care, but do wonder.
bpounds 10/20/20 03:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: cleaning the outside of the 5'er

Just use a wash and wax to clean as usual. The decal ghosts will become less defined over time, and before you know it you will have low luster all over. Just as an older RV, like mine, should look.
bpounds 10/19/20 09:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Grease gun/ grease recommendations

Problem with that ^ theory is that there is a rubber boot built into the hub cover cap that expands to relieve any pressure. On hot runs I see those boots bulged outward and cold they are pulled inward.
bpounds 10/18/20 09:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Yellowstone vs Custer State Park

If you can ever swing it, attend the buffalo roundup at CSP. Usually around the first of October. You'll see a lot of buffalo, feel the vibration of their hooves, and even buy one if you want. http://www.billpounds.com/trip2003/P9290031web.jpg width=640 http://www.billpounds.com/trip2003/P9290040web.jpg width=640
bpounds 10/13/20 04:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping experiences

I read that multiple times and cannot see how you think the sheriff never showed up. Perps were removed. By who is not stated, but maybe the sheriff provided motivation? Anyway, seems like the OP handled it all very properly.
bpounds 09/25/20 12:37pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Kitchen Sink

Is it the same size? Mind if I ask where you got it? It was basic same size. I had to trim the opening around 1/2" L+W. I found it at Home Depot online. I believe they called it a 25" x 19". The faucet came from Amazon. You may notice the rubber sprayer on the faucet. My wife and I were remembering back in the day when everyone had one of those on their kitchen sink. Now we all have retractable sprayer hoses of one kind or another, but back in the day those sprayers were what we all had. Probably been 40 years since we've had one. I did not do a sprayer hose, due to a mid-level shelf below and that storage is useful.
bpounds 09/23/20 03:47pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Adding USB and 12v outets to my 2 RVs

I put this in a couple years ago. I used this fixture, which connects to any 12vdc source. 12v USB wall fixture They also have one for 110vac source. Surprisingly the one with a built-in transformer is less $. 110vac USB wall fixture https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dckYx_0DxmemQgBnxnuk4_2JVF32x9KqivuiNu0KLm7D1RSF1XWcq7n2xb0a-dv2n1Vxl7pClSzCrm5d-dGucylAyME0ucwxGf-s_NLHz_FxQqhTNbmjS4ssKaQcphK9Tk6wJVX4JflcWuRiX37Aub=w1091-h818-no?authuser=0 width=640
bpounds 09/23/20 12:25pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Recent wonderful trip

The little-known shortcut for adding emojis on Mac and Windows Click on any text field. Position your cursor in any text field where you'd like to add an emoji. ... Press Command + Control + Space. ... Choose your emoji from the list. ... Click to add the emoji to your text. Never heard that before. And now I know why. NoNoNannette.
bpounds 09/23/20 10:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Kitchen Sink

My lovely bride has hated the plastic sink and plastic faucet in our Cougar since day one. Almost 10 years. Finally got round2it. Old https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3drH1MsOfBIyM1GJP1YKrcx0e1KOs5AU5tnafEsuAH126wcQsujmAysmMfIN2WpTnFsi7i7_HJlWeb9yrvOzUy9WovBLy_XrlOCFrhD5IFYqWIA7muHDV_bBBq_sD9fzF8oZ-jik7xJVcQpSnvVu5-g=w1634-h775-no?authuser=0 width=640 New https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eBsl4OWIjhhp_qu6a764Yxzp3iGMtUPuLNgk72SnN_xqYH-hS3wLD_ptmxWAvKb1Df94Lc060HnsMHlNFs1k84DelDaHjaoFK3Jnd5iEdxOm_zhHDzqx8Jo5Dx-e2zYfAKE1KQDO9zxE8sUquURMt8=w1634-h774-no?authuser=0 width=640
bpounds 09/23/20 09:49am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Half ton towing

People are doing this exact thing daily. You can argue against it as unsafe, but the highways are far from littered with disabled F150's. Those who won't should move over for those who do.
bpounds 09/15/20 07:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solar Panel Wiring on Rubber Roof

I don't know why you would want to use it. But most liquid-tite will be UV rated. Just like most solar cables are UV rated. Which is why pulling the UV cable through a UV liquid-tite seems like nonsense to me. If you use it, check the specs.
bpounds 09/11/20 02:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar Panel Wiring on Rubber Roof

Some Dicor dabs, some Eternabond tape. Combiner boxes are rarely needed, and best avoided IMO. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3fj-uzKNzIUrPR8ttmht_8dd0XJkJ4ioxV3RMtw8rHDryYuCGuKSsOthNcG15z3yjqFDDLOAZKc5dPOa_SMpUIsQFM2P9ZXmm4kHg8_VgLIHsqT_vcRUS58v4BSGkG9zYRvlt8SG1Wtd4p93YpkGgrQ=w1091-h818-no?authuser=0 width=640 https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cS3XgZtQaIQjDAzwkDwY9n2lco4nmCmPkWlX0-lo-hnCvWvtbwZZ5CWpD7N-sdACxnKmLwz1yQSWzznQvxNbRF8dDrVTMpQBNQkEYQUW8_OFMm2S2wkRftB0zvri057FNbfPiF6fT1VCjvBjKH_Nz3=w1091-h818-no?authuser=0 width=640
bpounds 09/10/20 11:34am Tech Issues
RE: BEWARE Keystone Hideout

When my frame self destructed I contacted the manufacture. I don't think a failed frame was part of the original bargain I don't know what your time frame was, but I would still ask, why not? Is there something about a frame weldment that you think should have an indefinite warranty? Is a frame something that is impossible for a user to damage even if built properly? I know some have had luck getting Keystone or Lippert to help with frame repairs, outside the warranty period, but within the first few years. Lucky for them. Doubtful that would happen 8 years out, but sometimes they do surprise us with good will. And we know good will really means bad press avoidance.
bpounds 09/09/20 10:07am Travel Trailers
RE: BEWARE Keystone Hideout

Industry-wide quality issues aside... This individual has one post to his name, and obviously only joined this forum to lodge his complaint. Probably hoping to stick another spear in the side of they who wronged him. At some point in ownership, you have to just suck it up and become an owner. Warranty is over. Deal with it. Our own rig is nearing 10 years old. Approaching the manufacturer for repair assistance would not even occur to me. It belongs to me, has for a long time, and maintenance and repair are all on me too. Get over all the victimhood stuff and grow up.
bpounds 09/09/20 09:29am Travel Trailers
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