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RE: Potentially dangerous mistake in March RV Magazine

Thanks so much for posting this. I can't believe that point made it through their editorial review.
dedmiston 02/28/21 09:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Interesting van build

mobile ear doctor WHAT? Click the blue link :R As Fog horn Leghorn says... It's a joke, son. :B
dedmiston 02/27/21 10:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gen octane recommend

I run exclusively 89 in ours, because our bikes and SxS require 89 and I don't want to deal with two grades of fuel. No problems with ours. That's what I do as well. It just crossed my mind that maybe the higher octane was causing issues I meant to say 91. I drive a diesel, so the choices at the gas pump are foreign to me. :B Premium.
dedmiston 02/26/21 04:23pm Toy Haulers
RE: Oregon Coast Camping

Moved from RV Lifestyle.
dedmiston 02/26/21 04:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2005 IOTA power converter

It's a pretty short thread now, after taking out the trash. Let's try to play nice, folks.
dedmiston 02/26/21 04:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Help!!!! Travel Trailer Back in

This pulls my trailer out into the road and ***** it towards the space with the driver's side wheels aligned right with the end of the space. I wonder what dirty word I used? Maybe a male rooster? I can't figure it out.
dedmiston 02/26/21 03:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Will water lines freeze?

Mixed messages from Lwiddis: Don't chance it with filling your tanks ahead of time. ~ and ~ Don't chance drinking the water from the parks because it will kill you.
dedmiston 02/26/21 01:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help!!!! Travel Trailer Back in

It's the Scoop Maneuver https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RLtfrBWzNCw This guy calls it the Swoop https://www.outdoorsy.com/blog/pro-tips-for-backing-up-a-trailer I can't get into my driveway without doing this. My street is narrow and has deep ditches on both sides BINGO. I've heard it called The Swoop and The Scoop. The details depend on the length/geometry of your trailer and truck. The technique is the same, but the distances will vary. I have a 44' fifth wheel and a long bed dually. When I'm pulling up to a back-in space I first cross my fingers and hope that the space is on my left, because it's so much easier to see from the driver's side. It's not much harder on the other side though. Pull up slowly on the same side as the space. So if the space is on the left, I hug the left side of the road and watch my mirror or hang my head out the window to see when my front trailer wheels get just start to get to the far side of the space's driveway. When I get to that point, I cut my wheels hard to the right and go almost as far as I can, and then I turn hard to the left and pull forward a little. This pulls my trailer out into the road and ***** it towards the space with the driver's side wheels aligned right with the end of the space. As I back in, I straighten out the truck (wheels left) so the trailer stops turning, and it backs right in. At that point, I only have to make slight corrections depending on where the pedestal and any other obstacles are located. It's usually a one-shot deal.
dedmiston 02/26/21 01:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: mass elec. storage 'battery' rethink the term application.

Just when I thought we'd run out of junk to argue about... https://miro.medium.com/max/400/1*xlEI5bWMSj6sZ06aPQsiJg.png
dedmiston 02/26/21 01:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gen octane recommend

I run exclusively 89 in ours, because our bikes and SxS require 89 and I don't want to deal with two grades of fuel. No problems with ours.
dedmiston 02/26/21 01:02pm Toy Haulers
RE: Wonder if truck makers will start making 10001 # 1/2 tons.

Moved from General RVing.
dedmiston 02/23/21 10:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fresh Water Tanks- Weekend Warrior

Pics are not allowed for a first posting, but here is how for later. photo posting as to your tank, there are numerous sites with plastic tanks for sale, and claiming methods for repairing old oles. Good luck Links aren't allowed for new members, but pics are.
dedmiston 02/23/21 06:27am Toy Haulers
RE: Heavy Duty leveling block suggestions

It depends on whether the OP is boondocking or not. This is the Toy Hauler forum, where there are a higher percentage of boondockers than the other forums. If his site is that far out of level, then it's pretty safe to assume this isn't a concrete pad with full hookups. Yes, digging the holes is the best way to level up if you're camping in the wilderness where you can dig. Just remember to fill your holes when you leave. I know it sounds barbaric, but it works great and we do it all the time.
dedmiston 02/22/21 01:26pm Toy Haulers
RE: CC&R dated 1973 says no RVs, trailers, boats can be stored

The part about neighbors talking things out before the little things turn into big things reminds me of something that happened shortly after we moved into our house 25+ years ago. Our lots were all bare when we moved in and we started our landscaping with hardscape and irrigation (low retaining walls, etc.). We had just finished the retaining walls when the neighbors next door moved in. They were nice enough people, but she pointed out to me that the curve in our retaining wall crossed over into their property by a few inches. I looked closer and she was probably right. She told me that her husband was an attorney and she wanted to have him draw up some kind of release for us to sign. I told her that's not how neighbors should get along. I told her I'd be more than happy to tear the wall out and have it rebuilt if she wanted, but neighbors don't sign agreements like that with neighbors. She agreed and we've been best friends ever since. They've moved away and we still hang out (and she's my dentist). Most neighbors will treat you like a human if you treat them the same way.
dedmiston 02/22/21 01:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gas Credit Cards

If I have something a long as a semi truck, I would expect to need to fuel it somewhere that has access for a semi truck.... I filled up at a truck stop on our way home from camp last night. It sure feels good to just pull straight in and straight out when we're done. Plus I don't have to look up at the canopy and wonder if we're going to clear it. We had a real attention-getter in Utah last year. It was the only station for miles around and I didn't feel like dropping the trailer just to fuel up, so I pulled into the pumps knowing I'd have to back out. The store clerks both had heart attacks when they saw me pull in. We had most of the town's attention already before my wife walked out into the street and stopped traffic so I could back out. There's almost always a way to get in and out, but I'll take the truck stops when I can.
dedmiston 02/22/21 12:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winterizing the coffee maker

We were talking about our crummy coffee maker on a trip this weekend. When my wife and I bought our current house 25+ years ago, the market was in the dumper and we decided to hang onto our old house until things picked up again. Making two mortgage payments was a killer and I had joked to my sister in-law that I couldn't ever go to Starbucks again. She felt bad for me and gave me a $20 Starbucks gift card for Christmas. I really don't even like Starbucks, so instead of using the card for four overpriced cups of coffee, I used it to buy one of their store branded coffee makers for $19 plus tax. The coffee maker was pretty bad then, and it's even worse now. I've bought a nice one for home, but I've kept the old one in the RV for years as a trophy to celebrate never going back to Starbucks. Oh and the coffee maker came with a coupon, so I got a free cup of coffee from them on my way out the door.
dedmiston 02/22/21 12:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: CC&R dated 1973 says no RVs, trailers, boats can be stored

Is there an Enforcement section in the CC&Rs? And is there any verbiage about the duration of the CC&Rs and whether they expire after the HOA board is dissolved? The CC&Rs are a contract between you and the association. But if the association is gone, then it seems like the contract would expire with the termination of the HOA. If they're enforceable though, then don't ignore them. The comment about the liens is kind of only half right. My neighborhood has an HOA and one of our neighbors never paid his dues and racked up all sorts of other HOA fines (barking dogs, house wasn't maintained, etc.). The board got tired of sending all of his fines to collections, so they put liens on his property and eventually perfected the liens to force a sale. It turned out that he was in arrears with his lender too, so the lender piggybacked on the process and foreclosed his house and booted him. It was the perfect storm for the guy, because his restaurant partner got tired of him and won the business, and then he was arrested, convicted, and jailed for sexually assaulting one of his employees. He was bad news and the neighborhood is better off without him. Except for the arrest and jail, the whole thing could have been avoided if he'd just paid his monthly $45 HOA dues. The cheap turkey got what was coming to him.
dedmiston 02/22/21 12:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: How we camp in the winter

Looks like a puzzle for the Springtime more than Winter. I will be headed out to the desert this week, sorry no puzzle :( Where's your desert spot? It's beautiful out here today.
dedmiston 02/19/21 08:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rear Deck System Worth It?

VD? What year is this? And according to the ship's log. This marks the first argument over ramp patios on this forum.
dedmiston 02/19/21 07:32am Toy Haulers
RE: Ev charging in camps expectation of availability, cost

This feels like a good time to set the parking brake. This thread had coasted to a stop and now it literally began repeating itself. Not interested. Does anyone remember Dieter's Dance Party from 1990's SNL? https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/lSa0I8_LxVUUxAIVHgrA1oOorXqiF44fHAN7P81cyM99XQcPkhumgA2Ln5Xank2S6hu1_Ubt2sRfDlif5WDkmrrOxfYzP31Wm-sMp5C26seWgEu5EEJEmL2aEduKSD_qfSc5bdzW1Q5-L72xp8R09m8TY296H2H9eDSDOw Here's a link to the entire six-minute bit. It's less tiresome than taking another lap around this discussion.
dedmiston 02/18/21 01:20pm General RVing Issues
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