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RE: What Type Nail is This?

I have used many picture hooks, but none with a fancy nail. What is the purpose? The picture hangs on the HOOK. How does having a nail with a fancy washer, that looks like a sprocket, help the picture stay put? Seems from the pictures, that it just forces the head out farther...in the way.
cbshoestring 06/21/22 03:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Disadvantages of flipping trailer axles?

Flipped ours this year. I finally got tired of dragging WDH bars in/out of parking lots. Biggest issue was I had to buy a two step entry, because the single step was to far from the ground. Gained right at 5". I no longer worry about dragging. I have felt no towable difference. Probably going to buy another 10pk of leveling blocks. The stabilizers are stretched out.
cbshoestring 06/18/22 04:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Don't let your guard down, Covid is still out there...

I have worked through the pandemic. Traveling to many "hot spots" early on when it dominated the news. No shot, no booster, no covid. Slightly over 2 yrs, I have yet to see a truck stop, rest area, or scale house that has offered testing or shots. I guess the ESSENTIAL workers are now expendable, since the world no longer thinks they need us. I hope your friend feels better soon.
cbshoestring 06/14/22 03:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Diesel fuel prices … how is that affecting your RV travel ?

I have a Hemi, buy I'm sure it's the same for diesel. When the bank teller counted out $100.00 bills, I repeat.... one stop for fuel, 2nd stop for fuel, 3rd stops for fuel, 4th stop.....
cbshoestring 06/11/22 02:50pm RV Lifestyle
RE: When the water pump turns on by itself.

I really hadn't given the water pump or toilet valve, much thought over the years. Since replacing the valve on Wednesday, I find myself being very intuned to the sound of the pump. We have stayed on tank water, even though we are full hook-up. All has been good. Replacement valve (Thetford Aqua Magic v) doing its job. Enjoying Ohio Amish country. Big thumbs up to Evergreen Park RV Resort, LTD.
cbshoestring 06/10/22 08:11am General RVing Issues
RE: When the water pump turns on by itself.

I know stuff can happen while on the road too, but I always do my 'driveway' tests before leaving for a trip. Get all the services going a day or two before and monitor. Mitch I did a complete service prior to leaving. Things never break when convenient. Dealer charged me $50.00 for a part Amazon could have delivered for $30.00. Spent the extra $20.00 for the satisfaction of having it fixed NOW, while we need it. Cheaper than a tank of gas.
cbshoestring 06/09/22 08:33am General RVing Issues
When the water pump turns on by itself.

We started out this week long trip at a state park with just an electric hook-up. Not long after settling in, I hear the water pump kick in, even though no one is using water. My spidey senses alert me to trouble. Sit and listen. Yep, there it is again. The pump did a quick on and off. NEWBIE ALERT: Pressurizing your water system using the pump is a good way to check for leaks. The system should hold pressure. If the pump turns on by itself....find the leak. The toilet bowl was almost overflowing. Apparently the valve was leaking...luckily into the bowl. Picked up a new valve on the way to 2nd camp ground. Not a major deal with some basic hand tools. Quick removal of toilet. NO...those chemicals do NOT make the black tank smell citric lemony fresh. Quick change of the value. Reinstall toilet. Very thankful that I caught it BEFORE overflowing. Turning the pump on, only when needed...keeping an eye on the bowl, sure beats the mess it could have been.
cbshoestring 06/09/22 07:37am General RVing Issues
RE: holiday

Better half and I will enjoy this Saturday and Sunday at home. Take off next Saturday for a trip to the Ark Encounter/Creation Museum in Kentucky. Then up to Sugar Creek,OH for Amish, flea Market, and a big old coocoo clock. I work Monday, so if you see an old school looking, long-nosed, red Peterbilt (pulling a black trailer), on your way home....wave
cbshoestring 05/27/22 08:39pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Unknown or erroneous title on single axle fifth wheel

Anyone else notice the caster wheels on the legs. No more backing up....just unhook and push into your CG site.
cbshoestring 05/27/22 08:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can 19 Silverado 1500 pull 23rslw jayco with just a ball

This past weekend I made three trips to the landscape place, where each time I picked up a ton of top soil with my 1/2 ton truck. Don't tell the weight police. Or many that respond to posts similar to this one. My personal opinion is.... While the truck is more than capable of making this two hour trip, even while improperly set up, I don't believe the O.P. is capable of making such a trip. A bit of tail dragging, while sitting up to see over the hood, is standard pickup usage. A tad of trailer wiggle would be expected from a seasoned tower. The O.P. does not sound as if he has any trailering experience. That could make for a white knuckles drive. Suggestion for the O.P..... Have the dealer install the WDH. Have them explain hook up and unhooking. Immediately after leaving dealer, find a large parking lot or deserted street. Go about 30 mph and wiggle the wheel hard left and right. Hit the brakes hard a couple of times. Give yourself some ideas of how the trailer responds...and how it effects your truck. It's easy for for experienced towers to say "go for it". However, someone new to towing should seek professional set-up. With as much explanation of the set-up process as possible. Then cautiously drive home.
cbshoestring 05/19/22 09:23am Travel Trailers
Do NOT blow air into onboard water vent

I know you experts know better. For everyone else We don't normally use the onboard water. I give it a spring run-through, forget about it. In a couple weeks we will use it. So, I figured a bit of bleech and a good flushing was called for. For some reason the vent/overflow screen was on the ground. I reinstalled it. I noticed right away that even low flow of water was causing back-flow. I briefly thought of running a coat hanger into the vent...or maybe hitting it with a blast of air. Luckily, my inner self suggests I remove the vent hose. Flushing it outside of the trailer. Whatever it was...reminded me of a miniature version of the gunk that clogs the shower drain. Imagine blowing or pushing that BACK INTO the fresh water tank. The good news is....tank does its job, pump works. I filled/drained it several times. Gave the system a good flushing. Still probably drink bottled water, but at least I know the toilet will be using safe water.
cbshoestring 05/15/22 11:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Can Tow providers mount new tire to wheel ?

Many trucking companies carry a spare. Just about any large fleet tire service can remove/remount a tire on the side of the road. Depending on tire location... they can do it without removing the rim from the vehicle.
cbshoestring 05/11/22 07:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Vacation Home Buying Fizzling. RV's too?

My brother looked at a toy hauler listed at $40,000. Everyone told him dealers would not negotiate, because sales are sizzling. He offered $30,000. They came back at $35,000 He told them he really needed to be at 30, because he was going to need a WDH plus numerous accessories. They settled on 31,500. Dealer provided/installed WDH. Plus gave him $250 in store credit for some goodies. They are atleast back to recognizing the 30% markup that they don't really need.
cbshoestring 05/10/22 03:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: This the season

Use your official sounding voice. Change the state for whatever region you are in. Gets me a few laughs on the old c.b.(when someone is actually listening). This is a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation travel advisory for all east and west bound motorists. State employees in groups of 3 or 4, are lingering throughout the construction area. These employees are engaged in meaningless conversations, concerning ex-wives and future fishing trips. All state employees are easily recognized by their bright colored orange or green vests. Should you see a state employee actually move...do NOT panic. They are merely reaching for their thermos to refill their coffee cup. Should you see a state employee with a broom or shovel...do not be concerned. Standing around all day is kinda hard on the back. Occasionally they need something to lean on. Should that employee attempt to utilize that broom or shovel in a manner for which it was made...a union representative will be notified, and proper disciplinary actions will be taken immediately. This has been a PENNDOT travel advisory. Please buckle up and drive safely.
cbshoestring 05/10/22 03:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: We all use different ways.

Rich or poor, big or small, you gotta pull the handle for the smell to fall. Camping is Camping, enjoy it any way you want to.
cbshoestring 05/10/22 09:58am General RVing Issues
RE: 30A Surge Protector Recommendations

I have to shut mine off when we boondock for four wheeling trips. The generator trips the unit for "open ground". I'm normally only using the trailer for sleeping....with a space heater for heat. Maybe a bit of t.v. as I nod off. So I figure nothing important will get fried. There is a way around that, so you don't have to bypass the EMS,just make or BUY a grounding plug for your generator. This Thread may be of help to you if you are interested in doing it. Thank you. I normally use CG pedestals with the better half, but have recently started making 1 or 2 trips a year with the brothers to do a bit of ATV riding. One brother kindly shares his generator, as we both set up for minimum power usage. I may have to add a plug to the collection....we all keep.
cbshoestring 05/10/22 08:41am Travel Trailers
RE: 30A Surge Protector Recommendations

This is one very good reason to have the remote display if you want to bypass the EMS and restore power and take the risk. https://i.imgur.com/pQ6PG2dl.jpg width=240 I have to shut mine off when we boondock for four wheeling trips. The generator trips the unit for "open ground". I'm normally only using the trailer for sleeping....with a space heater for heat. Maybe a bit of t.v. as I nod off. So I figure nothing important will get fried.
cbshoestring 05/09/22 08:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: 30A Surge Protector Recommendations

I hardwired a progressive with display. Easy install. Don't have to worry about someone stealing it. Has saved my bacon numerous times from LOW voltage and improper wiring. clicky thingy
cbshoestring 05/08/22 02:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: I-90 West through Cleveland

Really is no good way around the city. You can drop 271 south, pick up 480 west...but it is just as congested. So why add miles with no added benefit. Just pay attention to the 45 MPH curve in the heart of the city.
cbshoestring 05/08/22 11:25am Roads and Routes
RE: I-77 Between SC And OH in January - What to Expect?

I'm just wondering how you get on I-75 in South Carolina? As others have said... weather can get a bit more wintery. lots of lefts and rights north of Charlotte, across VA and WV up to the bottom of Ohio. Think I-75 grades (thru Kentucky), with turns on the bottom. Need to be a bit careful when you "cut it loose" if you plan to run for the next UP grade. Backs up a lot with construction near Statesville....then again, construction on the TN/KY border has been backing up for miles the last 3 times I went that way.
cbshoestring 12/31/21 09:58am Roads and Routes
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