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RE: Basement Door Latch replacement

I have the same and yes cutting a hole in the door is the easiest way. I have found that if I cut the two sides (top and bottom) about 6 inches in from the frame and then cut the frame side right along the edge of the trim about 4 inches I can use the uncut side as a hinge. Fold the piece back replace the latch and then push the flap back. I then take old license plates from states we have visited and using very short screws attach the plate over the flap I cut to hide it. Also I found that a sharp exacto knife or one of the razor blade knives from the big box stores works best for the cuts.
discovery4us 09/17/19 03:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How long is too long to be extended

http://www.visualsc.com/hitch_calc.htm Here is a link with a whole bunch of info. Keep in mind that 11 - 12" between the receiver and ball is typically used to judge capacity.
discovery4us 09/17/19 09:57am Towing
RE: Towing small utility trailer behind 5ver

Clear as mud is correct. When I double towed I spent time asking the CHP, the CA DMV, and my local law enforcement and got three different answers. I have also contacted a local traffic accident attorney and my insurance and got two more different answers. Because of what I wanted to take with me I decided to tow doubles and had many, many, many incident free miles and it allowed me to enjoy camping and OHV at the same time. Over buy/build your hitches, good braking on all trailers, and good lights on both trailers. I did find myself traveling a bit slower, being picky over stops (this went away the more I towed), and I tended to preplan a lot more than I do now.
discovery4us 09/16/19 09:52am Towing
RE: How long is too long to be extended

I use an adjustable hitch very similar to the one you linked in conjunction with an APEX 8" hitch extension on the MH and just the adjustable hitch on the truck. The 8" extension gives me piece of mind that I won't hit the back of the MH and is still rated at 500lbs/5000lbs..
discovery4us 09/16/19 09:40am Towing
RE: looking for quick access bathroom advice

Congratulations on the new MH. We traded of the truck and FWTH just short of 9 years ago in favor of a MH due to the DW's medical issues. Now that the surgeries are complete and she is 80% healed we could probable go a different direction but we have come to enjoy the benefits of the MH too much to change.
discovery4us 09/16/19 08:44am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Nothing Stays secure!

I always try to strap the tires and the axles and not compress the suspension of whatever I am tying down. I mention the axles only because I used to rely only on wheel bonnets and on a trip back from Glamis I had two tires go flat basically rendering the bonnets useless.
discovery4us 09/13/19 01:37pm Toy Haulers
RE: Fuel economy

We don't really use price but rather ease and amenities for where we stop. Good place to let the dogs out is usually most important with the DW. Tend to travel @ 62 MPH. This seems to be the most comfortable whether I had the jeep, the truck, or the trailer in tow. Solo or with the jeep we get 12 mpg. Truck W/rzr or enclosed trailer we get 10 mpg. One of the benefits of having a lighter, bit underpowered diesel is the fuel mileage is good. The best fuel savings for us is just to get out of CA. Cross out of the state and fuel seems cheap.
discovery4us 09/12/19 01:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Horrid experience Denton tx

I am not sure what is worse, the Denton sales staff not being able to secure a unit from the Mesquite location or the Mesquite location not knowing who they sold the unit to. Real easy to see that the name of the person there to do the punch list doesn't match the buyers name.
discovery4us 09/11/19 01:54pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: DIY-who's tackled Foggy Glass repair?

I have grown tired of fixing fogged windows so now I just have the window pulled and a piece of laminated glass installed in the existing frame and reinstall. They will never fog again, has better UV protection, better sound deadening qualities and the moisture or sweeting isn't any worse than the dual pane windows.
discovery4us 09/10/19 01:56pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Tow dolly empty - 1500 miles

When had a similar situation and went a bit different route. I had a dolly I trusted more than the rental dolly so we rented a small U-Haul trailer one way and loaded my dolly in there trailer. Got to our destination and dropped of the U-Haul trailer and then returned with my car on my dolly.
discovery4us 09/05/19 12:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Some poor fellas waste tank broke!

I have personally lost the fresh water tank, seen a blown tire take out the sewer gate valves, and every trip to the desert you see trailers draining fresh and grey water as they go down the highway (I don't like this and am hoping it is just water). I travel with full tanks. This includes fresh, grey, black and fuel. Of course if possible I will drain the grey and black rather than travel with them full. Hopefully it was at the end of their trip and I must say they are much more observant than me. I not sure I would even notice a tank leaking while I was driving down the road. Heck I didn't even realize my fresh water tank fell out of our FW until we got to camp and had no water to the faucet.
discovery4us 08/30/19 10:29am General RVing Issues
RE: dog friendly motel in Wichita and Sioux Falls

We have had good luck with Hampton Inns.
discovery4us 08/30/19 08:38am RV Pet Stop
RE: Hwy 20 from Willits, CA to I% in Calif

It has been a few years but we pulled both directions with our 40' FW and it was an easy drive.
discovery4us 08/05/19 03:11pm Beginning RVing
RE: HOW to GET RID of a LOT of GOOD STUFF I Might Use Someday

We went from a 24' FW to an 8' truck camper and it was surprisingly easy. The reason it was easy was our trips had changed. With the FW we would set up for 10 days at a time in the middle of nowhere and needed the ability to haul 10 days worth of stuff. With the TC we spent no more than 2 nights in one place and then moved on or headed home. We could resupply easily along the way and didn't need much more than the clothes on our backs, a coffee pot, and a couple of chairs. A lot of the extras we had in the FW found use in our home and the rest was donated to a young couple that was buying their first trailer. We had the tendency to carry far more than we needed just because we had the room and it wasn't in the way. Now when we moved from the TC to a 40' TH that was a whole different story:(
discovery4us 07/16/19 12:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Anchorage shatters all-time high temperature record !

Still cooler than it was just north in Fairbanks 100 years ago :) "While it was well above normal in Anchorage, the 90-degree temperature is not a first for the state of Alaska. According to records kept by the National Weather Service (NWS), Alaska is no stranger to the 90s. In fact, way back on July 28, 1919, Fairbanks made a run at 100 when the mercury topped out at 99. Fairbanks has experienced 90-degree heat on several other occasions, most recently on August 5, 1994, when it recorded a 93-degree temperature."
discovery4us 07/05/19 02:57pm Around the Campfire
RE: Video of why 1/2 tons shouldn’t tow 5th wheels

All the video shows is why that 1/2 ton shouldn't tow that FW. Too many variables with packages and model years to get hung up on 1/2, 3/4, or 1 ton.
discovery4us 07/05/19 09:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Traveling with the roof vent open

I have vent covers and mine are open to some degree 24/7. I wouldn't even consider traveling with them open without vent covers. In the MH we travel with the back vent open and I don't think it makes any difference in temperature but it seems to keep the MH from smelling like the two dogs and myself that are traveling in it. On my cargo trailer both vents were rotted out from sun exposure. I placed tinted vent covers over the openings and never replaced the vent lid. Has worked great.
discovery4us 07/03/19 11:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: On-board Air Compressors

I installed a viair with tank on a previous truck and was very happy with it. Pricey but convenient and easy to use. I always have a trailer at Oceano dunes so a generator and pancake compressor also has worked well. I don't have a need for air that often now so I use the less convenient pancake compressor as it serves use at home and on the road and with the trailer space is not an issue. On a side note they are having a meeting and vote in July that will probable result in closing about 30% of the Oceano Dunes riding area and decrease the amount of campers allowed by 30 - 40%.
discovery4us 06/28/19 09:11am Truck Campers
RE: dded a new toy to the RV fun equation...

Very nice. We absolutely love our 800 rzr. I am jealous of the fact you can ride right out of the driveway. Haven't done much to ours in the way of upgrades but we added doors and love them.
discovery4us 06/13/19 11:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping with Dobermans

You will find some parks that won't allow you to stay. I have always camped with dogs. Queensland, labs, chows, and mutts. A few times we called ahead and they made exceptions to the weight requirements, never an exception for the breed. It is definitely an insurance issue. Heck, even home owners policies can dictate what breed of dog you can have.
discovery4us 06/13/19 10:07am RV Pet Stop
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