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RE: Help with Roadside Assistance

They make a 'cut' off the proceeds is why. Ever see those tow away zones? They are there to make money for the tow company and the property owner who gets a portion of the proceeds. That's just one of the ways a towing company gets the jobs. Even those towing hotlines get a cut where they find one to help you supposedly right away. If you want a better deal just pay cash and call the various towing companies yourself. You can even find the right type of tow rig without confusion or a mix up.
covered wagon 11/29/22 09:16am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Southern Utah with kids

Have always done the interstate through idaho and salt lake but have always wondered about going through Nevada... 89 will take you an extra day and the end of it will overheat an automatic trans since it's a very long steep grade before you get to 395.
covered wagon 11/20/22 12:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Aluminum vs Steel flatbed

I think the weight of the aluminum is worth more than I paid for my flatbed 25 years ago. The aluminum still looks real good used every business day. A bit scratched up but still looks good.
covered wagon 11/19/22 11:59am Truck Campers
RE: Alternative to bumper sewer hose carrier

Mine is always connected ready to go. It has a box covering the connection with a door for access. The box has a long tube attached in the rear for the hose to slide and go into which leaves room for fittings in the box. I open the door, pull out the hose, attach the 90 degree fitting and dump the grey water last to rinse the hose. When done the hose stays attached and slide the hose back into it's tube and close the watertight door. I never need to connect nor disconnect the hose this way also eliminating the need to R and R the cap.
covered wagon 11/19/22 11:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Truck Camper Adventure Rally

Would they perhaps turn you away if you happen to show up, say as the 450th attendee and drove a thousand miles to get there? Just asking. Trust that without rally issued identification (worn at all times), you’ll be disallowed… 3 tons Oh well There are lots of other places to see around there like Zion and go Bicycling. Wonderful place.
covered wagon 11/17/22 07:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Odd Experience While Camping - Lesson Learned

I don't let this kind of thing bother me at all because I tell them right away what I want to do rather than put up with it for any length of time. I've seen it a lot and think nothing of it whatsoever. just tell them like it is in a polite way and leave it at that. Sometimes it gets to the point that I say I am sorry, I don't want to be impolite but, I need to do this or that right now.
covered wagon 11/17/22 07:30pm Family Camping
RE: Truck Camper Adventure Rally

Would they perhaps turn you away if you happen to show up, say as the 450th attendee and drove a thousand miles to get there? Just asking.
covered wagon 11/16/22 08:37am Truck Campers
RE: Bracket to relocate jack

If the bolts are just ripped out of the wood, and the wood is not actually broken, get yourself some hardwood dowel that's larger than the ripped out hole. Drill the holes out to the size of the dowel. Glue the dowel in with plain old wood glue. Then you can re-drill the holes and reinstall the original bracket in its original location. I would use epoxy well slathered in each hole with a small applicator. If you apply the epoxy only to the dowel it will not get enough perhaps inside. Best to apply to both damaged hole and to the dowel. Regular wood glue will break down in moist conditions. Do you have access to the inside where the bolts go? I ask because there is even a better option to repair and make stronger than ever.
covered wagon 11/16/22 07:43am Truck Campers
RE: Done!

Good Luck Mountain Cowboy, we like living out in a rural area and all our neighbors are great neighbors. We all look out for each other keep a good eye on everything.
covered wagon 11/11/22 11:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Carpet vs laminate or planking

Have someone activate each slide while you observe/measure the carpet to bottom of the slide for adequate clearance. If any drag across the carpet close enough to the subfloor, you'll likely drag across any vinyl or plank flooring. The solution is to get the flooring farther under the slideout portion of the floor where the 2 floors overlap. I saw where an RV tech failed to do that properly and the slide would drag on the flooring and wrinkle it up for a distance while dragging it with the slide action. The trick is to get it far enough underneath the slide floor so it has something to 'ride/ glide on and not create a pressure point of pushing the flooring. I always glue LVT/LVP in key areas and I have never had a problem. I have Laid a lot of it. Be careful of what you buy as some if it does not lock together very well. I remember having to glue all the edge pieces because it came apart too easily. They got a good price but, paid more for the installation problems it caused. To do a job correctly will often take extra effort. If your always looking for the easy way there may be some problems that arise as there is really no such thing as a free lunch but extra hard work always pays off where it counts.
covered wagon 11/03/22 09:03am General RVing Issues
RE: 2009 Adventurer 950B on 1999 Dodge 3500 Diesel LB Dually

Am I allowed to give you my email address? Private message sent. There are quite a few things to do just in order to bullet proof your 'new' second gen. Go to the website in the articles and you will get amazing information making the injection pump very reliable with lots of miles before having to replace. Your Fass does have a reputation problem with reliability. Never experienced it but, have heard the experiences others have seen.
covered wagon 10/15/22 11:57am Truck Campers
RE: 2009 Adventurer 950B on 1999 Dodge 3500 Diesel LB Dually

I know what it is. It's good but, you have to make sure the lift pump is running off the batteries instead of the factory ECM lift pump power lead because when the lift pump starts to go out it places excess load on the ECM and can burn it up so it should have the original power lead from the ECM going to a relay that it can trigger a relay that runs the lift pump off the batteries. It's an easy fix and there are simple aftermarket harnesses you can buy. Too bad this forum can't allow me to recommend good vendors. Anyhow it may be already set up with the harness, you just have to see where the lift pump power is coming from and note the location of the relay. Sometimes when the lift pump goes you should change the relay (carrying an extra one under the seat) because it may be that it's a bad relay instead of the lift pump. BTW, don't go for the leveling springs that lift the front a couple inches. It gets expensive to do it right and messes with the steering dynamics. Even when you go with all the upgrades to do it you will regret it. I have 2 second gen trucks, been hauling 2425 lb camper (dry weight) for 20 years on a single rear wheel camper w/o problems.
covered wagon 10/15/22 07:37am Truck Campers
RE: 2009 Adventurer 950B on 1999 Dodge 3500 Diesel LB Dually

The scoring values of American diesel fuel is too high for the Bosch injection pump specs. So by adding 2 stroke oil during ea. fill you lower the scoring and increase lubricity to the level accepted by Bosch. 2 stroke oil has been tested for its score value and is near the top of the list for lubricity adjustment. Optilube had the best test results but, TCW 3 did well also. Using 2 stroke oil with its typical low ash content will keep injectors clean. Never use dieselKleen nor any solvent type. You need to have good filtration instead with a primary filter and then the factory filter is good as the secondary filter.
covered wagon 10/15/22 04:49am Truck Campers
RE: 2009 Adventurer 950B on 1999 Dodge 3500 Diesel LB Dually

It will be fine. It's a great combination and your truck has just about doubled in resale value in the last 3 years. It's perfect. Remember American diesel does not meets Bosch specs so you have to add an oz. of 2 stroke oil to ea. gallon of fuel when filling up.
covered wagon 10/14/22 09:35am Truck Campers
RE: Batteries died...sheesh

So stopped by Costco and their Interstate battery replacement for the napa with slightly more RC was a whopping $90ea....ah, no Brainer! Bought two. I do not know why but, I have never used the automated mode on my fridge. I guess I like to be in control and I think loosing some food is better than eating up the batteries. However, in your case getting 5 years out of a set of batteries is only short a year of the average life span on wet cells. So not too bad really. I have gone almost 7 years but, they get really tired by then, not much use When my fridge flame blows out it tells me it's time to clean the burner tip again of carbon build up. The second time it was bad I found out before going on a trip by mere sound, it did not sound as robust when burning. I pulled it out and found it rotted away and was a good shot finding an aftermarket burner tip that looked like it was a better made with stainless steel.
covered wagon 10/09/22 10:47am Truck Campers
RE: Closer to a head on then you ever want to be...

I understood the story. My only thought is that these things are going to happen more frequently with an ever more pernicious way of thinking these days, still a lot of good people out there so please be careful, stay alert, most of all keep the faith.
covered wagon 09/18/22 10:27am General RVing Issues
RE: New smartphone direct-to-Starlink satellite service

I like my flip phone because it's too weird talking to a piece of flat plywood type phone. Besides I like being disconnected as much as possible!
covered wagon 08/27/22 10:27am Technology Corner
RE: Fridge won't stay lit

Mine does the same dance, pop pop poof poof. I replaced the burner tip as it was half gone with a new factory stainless steel burner. Excellent solution since the old one corroded away, was inferior metal. It now runs smooth as glass. Just want to say these symptoms are typically a clogged or corroded burner. Sometimes just a cleaning will do the trick for 7 years or so, as in my case, eventually had to replace it. It was really great to see the new stainless steel burner. 40 bucks was worth the price.
covered wagon 08/21/22 12:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for recommendations on a two bike rack

Maybe I'm wringing my hands over nothing, but these Schwinntech slides are known for problems. My ladder is mounted on the rear slide. I just don't like the idea of hanging a couple hundred pounds on it and having it bounce up and down for thousands of miles, possibly stressing the slide components. Couple hundred lbs is a different story. Our Mountain bikes are maybe 30lbs each? I still would not want to trust the rv ladder. That thing is typical hollow parts and smaller size screws that rust. I think you would be much safer with a welded steel bike rack. Always locked and easy to adjust the way you need it.
covered wagon 08/19/22 10:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Very high aurora forecast for Aug 18

I am 71 now but my first trip to Banff when I was 20, the 'light show' was fantastic. Everyone was out watching on the sidewalk in town. Thats how bright it was and it was moving from horizon to horizon or mountain to mountain across the valley sky. Locals said it was very unusual. It was cool being 20 years old while in Banff. Those were the days.
covered wagon 08/17/22 07:58am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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