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RE: Needless kaos and carnage on the Beeline highway...

Of all the places to get stupid, I guess that’s what happens when you lose respect for the road. Being from the Midwest that’s type of highway that one needs to pay attention on especially in bad weather conditions! I hope the person you saw survived and hopefully those that witnessed those crashes take something positive away from those incidents!! Unfortunately there’s a lot of bad drivers most everywhere. :( Dan
dapperdan 10/06/21 12:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: two rivers nashville

We've stayed at Two Rivers 2 or 3 times, we like it there. We've used the shuttle each time and greatly enjoyed it, sure beats wasting time looking for parking! I would think IF the shuttles are running there would be some safe guards in place to keep customers safe. Easy way to find out, call Two Rivers or the shuttles people and ask what if any CIOVID procedures are being practiced. I'd be more concerned with the HUGE crowds downtown myself! :E Dan
dapperdan 09/07/21 07:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Removing clear silicone caulk from exterior fiberglass

I watched an RV detailer take clear silicone caulk off of a DRV Mobile Suites this spring while attending a DRV rally. The gentleman's name was Leon Kirby, he's known as "The Nomad Detailer". Go on You Tube and watch his videos, he's good at what he does! Leon demonstrated caulk removal using just regular old Mineral Spirits! The key according to Leon is to NOT be in a huge hurry removing the old caulk! It does take time but is VERY effective! It was amazing to watch him go over and over the seams with the mineral spirits and "soaking" the old caulk. With a plastic knife he removed huge sections (pieces) of the silicone by simply "working" the spirits into the seam! To do a 40' fifth wheel Leon claims it will take him at least 8 hours and he'll use at least a gallon of mineral spirits! His programm is to let the RV sit over night after removing the old caulk so it has a chance to "off gas", next day is spent caulking the whole rig, which obviously doesn't take near as long to do as the removal. Watch and learn...... You Tube is your friend! Dan
dapperdan 08/11/21 06:02pm Tech Issues
RE: I-25 in Colorado

UP DATE: Thank you guys for your advice. I guess I should've check here earlier, when I posted this topic we were already in Colorado Springs. :S I decided to throw caution to the wind and "go for it" this morning! We left the KOA a little before 9:00 this morning, it being Sunday traffic was at a minimum. We "breezed" through that construction zone near Monument! I can see why you guys said to avoid that area! I can only imagine what kind of mess that area is in rush hour, geez. Traffic in Denver wasn't too bad at all, especially because it was Sunday morning. We drove straight through town. We were on I-76 by 10:15 or so headed in a northerly direction! Thanks again for the help!! Dan
dapperdan 04/26/21 01:31am Roads and Routes
RE: I-25 in Colorado

Thanks for the tips guys. I see there's a bypass around Denver, 225 to 70 and I could hook up with 76. Is that a worth while by pass or would I just be better off going right straight through town on 25 to 76? Dan
dapperdan 04/24/21 08:12am Roads and Routes
I-25 in Colorado

Looking for recent info on travel on I-25. We’ll be traveling north from New Mexico through to Denver where I’d like to take I-76 northeast to I-80 and head east to Lincoln NE. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Dan
dapperdan 04/24/21 04:58am Roads and Routes
RE: Ram 2021 3500 DRW Bed Height for 5th Wheel ?

We don't own a 2021, we have a 2015 but the box on the '15 is 2" deeper than the box was on our '06. That being said I had to raise the hitch to get my clearance (6") causing us to tow nose high even with the RAM set in "alt trailer height". On the '15 we have the factory rear air suspension. "ALT trailer height" setting lowers the truck by an inch but that wasn't enough, we ended up having the suspension on our Mobile Suites raised by 2". That took care of the nose high towing. Good luck with your situation, you're probably going to have to do something similar to what we had to do to get level towing and still have the bed clearance that we're comfortable with. Dan
dapperdan 04/01/21 10:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: winegard automatic swm3 antenna

I haven't had a chance to look. Did this cable have regular RG6 connectors on both ends? My dish would turn completely over lake a saucer, make a complete 360 search with the lnb arm pointed straight up and then return to the stow position. Was your experience similar? Did you get CS help from Winegard? " Our dish operates the same as yours. I didn't notice any corrosion on either end of that short cable I replaced. To be honest the faulty cable didn't "look" bad but obviously was. I managed to be able to use my "homemade" cable for a little while but I made it a bit too short and eventually that one failed. The replacement has been working great ever since. :B As to those other connections on the base you'd have to call Winegard and ask them, I have NO idea if they'd work or not. I reconnected the replacement cable to the same terminal on the base. Dan
dapperdan 01/25/21 07:53pm Technology Corner
RE: winegard automatic swm3 antenna

Hi, the fact you just had your roof washed my be coincidental. We had the same "no voltage at the LNB" message and after calling Winegard for tech support it turned out to be a faulty cable from the LNB to the turrent. I ordered a replacement, while waiting for the replacement I made one up from a piece of coax I had laying around. Sure enough, it was indeed that short cable! I used my "homemade"cable for a few weeks but eventually that one went bad (I expected that to happen though) and installed the factory replacement and NO troubles since! :B Good luck with your situation. Dan
dapperdan 01/24/21 07:19pm Technology Corner
RE: DRV height

We have a 2015, same model. Your trailer is at least 13' 2", pretty much guaranty that's the minimum. We had 2" risers put on two years after getting our trailer due to the difference in bed height of our new (than) truck. Our trailer sits closer to 13" 4" now. DON'T guess, like others have said take a straight edge and level and measure to be sure, you don't want to find out the hard way! :S This is how it should be done. BTW this is NOT our trailer! https://i.imgur.com/lQd9BSgl.jpg Dan
dapperdan 12/18/20 06:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lipppert 6 point level system

Definately going to need a "good" battery that is fully charged to operate the slides OR the leveling system. Call Lippert, I'm sure that's what they're going to suggest. Dan
dapperdan 11/28/20 08:21pm Tech Issues
RE: I Hope This Doesn't Get Taken Down Right Away

I was in fourth grade, sitting in class when the principal made an announcement over the PA (which up until then I didn't realize it even worked!). We sat around the rest of the afternoon talking about how we felt and the impact it was creating around the world. For the next 4 days all of the TV networks, all four of them, were carrying commercial free coverage of the events and investigations. Like others, we saw Rubby shoot Oswald right on live TV! THAT was a lot for a fourth grader to take in! Dan
dapperdan 11/24/20 05:35am Around the Campfire
RE: Winegard Traveler Problem

We had a similar experience, after getting up on the roof and checking the voltage I called Wingard, they told me the cable from the turret to the LNB was most likely shot I ordered a replacement. In the mean time I “fashioned” my own cable. It worked but I did eventually switch out my homemade cable with the (much) better quality cable. Since then NO problems, that was two years ago! Good luck with your situation. Dan
dapperdan 11/09/20 05:50am Technology Corner
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