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RE: firewood - emerald ash borer

How do we know it was transported by firewood? the small percentage of people that bring their own firewood are not the reason for the spread! it`s always easy to put the blame on the easy target! Just last year our town lost thousands of trees due to the EAB. we are no where near a campground or any firewood vendors. it spreads how nature wants it to spread, no matter how much we think we can stop it! You know how many times I`ve bought firewood at a campground that had EAB marks on it?
dodge guy 04/17/14 05:10am General RVing Issues
RE: And I thought this would be easy!

You trailer should have a ready to travel weight of around 7500lbs with a tongue weight around 900 lbs. anything less than 12% tongue weight will cause some sway issues. you will always want around 12.5% tongue weight as compared to what the trailer weighs at any given time.
dodge guy 04/16/14 11:54am Beginning RVing
RE: How heavy of a trailer can I get?

If I was a newby looking to buy a TT and I read this thread, I would get a tent. Just go camping and have a beer. Way to many "weight police" opinions confusing the OP. Agree it's important to have safe setup but.......... No kidding! It really is simple. add approx. 1200lbs to the dry weight of almost any trailer you are looking at. then compare that to your tow rating. shoot for 12-13% of the loaded ready to travel, tongue weight. 15% is on the extreme high end and in my personal and actual experience can also cause sway. and 10% is too low to safely pull without sway. You want to be safe, but cars/trucks will not break and crash at 1 lb over any of it`s ratings!
dodge guy 04/16/14 11:43am Travel Trailers
RE: How do dealers deal with this? (flooding issues inside)

Customers units will be covered by the customers insurance.
dodge guy 04/16/14 11:35am Travel Trailers
RE: RV TV Reception

I work at Motorola Solutions, the company who makes communication equipment for the military, police forces, fire fighters, businesses, etc. I recalled the hype around the office over going digital for TVs, the abandoned UHF and VHF frequency bands would be opened up for communication purposes. I am not sure that was the primary reason or just the resulting benefit to our industry. After 9/11 lots of things got changed up to help with national security, and maybe this was one area of change for that reason. I strongly lean toward the reason to go digital was primarily done for consumer entertainment benefit and growth of the economy. The opening up of those frequencies for 2-way communication was right behind it. A win/win except for a select few people like me and dodge_guy where our reception at home suffered. I heard this also. I certainly hope it wasn't for communication in an emergency?!!! Anyone relying on OTA signal is in trouble!
dodge guy 04/16/14 05:29am Beginning RVing
RE: RV TV Reception

I still don`t know why they went to digital, never really heard a good reason for it! That one I can answer and what's more I can answer it twice. First: The government (FCC) required it.. But what is likely is the FCC requirement was put in place at the request of the industry. (The only way to do something where everybody does it at one time and not get hit with a "Collusion" charge is to make it a government requirement). NOW: the official reasons as to why: With Digital each broadcast channel can carry 2,3,4 or more (I have seen 5 and I think 6) Layers of programming (Gets a bit low quality after 3 or 4) so more channels fit into less spectrum.. The FCC thus encourages stations to abandoned the VHF bands and the FCC wishes to re-sell that space to other services... Also since the broadcasters in many cases reduced their power (You do not need nearly as much push with digital, I will explain) there is a tremendous savings in electricity.. Some stations were hundreds of thousands of watts, now around 30-50 thousand. The explanation: I work both digital and analog with my ham radios.. The same transmitter and antenna and freqauency band, VOICE (Analog) SSB (more effective than AM which is what analog tv (picture) was) I can work most of the US most of the time. Digital.. I cut it down to 30-40 watts and work most of the world most of the time. THE REAL REASON (in my not very humble opinion) they changed. TV sales were slowing as more and more homes already had one.. So the cash cow was drying up.. of course the old analog only TV's do not do ATSC digital video, so now that the world (Well country) has gone digital everybody had to go out and buy a new over priced Flat Screen TV. More electrical savings as these things take way less electricity than the old CRT jobs. and of course. A nice fresh new cash cow for the industry to milk. This explanation does make the most sense so far. Crazy!
dodge guy 04/16/14 05:27am Beginning RVing
RE: Clogged EGR Valve at 19k miles

What is the logic behind the exhaust brake making the truck run "cleaner"? And does this only apply to Cummins diesel motors? It traps the heat between the combustion chamber and the brake which heats the engine up faster which makes for a cleaner burn. It will work on all engines (even gas engines) but some engines are more susceptible to EGR problems than others. It's a Band-Aid at best. Not if used all the time! it would be a band aid if the truck was running poorly and was clogging up EGR`s as a result. but when the truck does this as designed (side effect) due to emissions then running the exh brake will help keep it clean.
dodge guy 04/14/14 09:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dewinterized, Got down to 22 degrees, Problems?

The only problem I see is that it was 75 and it is now 22!!! seriously, if you were/are running the heat you should have no issues. pressurize the water system and see if it holds pressure! if it makes you feel any better it was 80 here on Saturday and today we got 2 inches of snow!!!!! :M although I didn`t dewinterize yet. probably first week of May.
dodge guy 04/14/14 08:59pm General RVing Issues
What the Heck!

It was 80deg. Saturday! http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/gustafson/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps7daf0ded.jpg width=640
dodge guy 04/14/14 05:47pm Around the Campfire
RE: RV TV Reception

I just purchased a Jack antenna. I too went from all the major TV stations from Chicago to a few when they abandoned analog. I`m hoping this antenna will work as good as all the reviews I`ve read about it. I still don`t know why they went to digital, never really heard a good reason for it!
dodge guy 04/14/14 11:26am Beginning RVing
RE: Hauling wood on rear hitch

That`s where I was going a few pages back!
dodge guy 04/14/14 11:19am Travel Trailers
RE: May have just destroyed my TV engine :-(

Don't buy anything used that is easily destroyed! I only buy used. But then again i will never own a diesel........at least until i buy a DP. And even then i would look for a pre def unit!
dodge guy 04/14/14 05:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: How cold should I expect?

My fridge runs at 38 in the fridge compartment and around 0-10 in the freezer. It will take quite a while for it to hit that temp. Sounds like you are ok though!
dodge guy 04/14/14 05:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Want to get Air Lift Bags

I have the Air Lift 1000`s on my X. they were 13 years old up until last year. they have a lifetime warranty that the company honored with out issues. I only had to pay return shipping. they work great for restoring ride height which is what most people want. I have an on board compressor and gauges. it`s not wireless, but still works the same. make sure they are plumbed separately so you don`t have any air transfer from side-side.
dodge guy 04/13/14 06:04pm Towing
RE: Hauling wood on rear hitch

My post was aimed at the fact that the OP only got about 60-70% answers on how to safely load firewood. The rest were for reasons not to with out even knowing where and how far feom home he would be traveling with fire wood! I'm seeing that alot more here lately, answers to a question that was never asked! As far as not being concerned about trees and what can happen. Well we just lost 15 trees between 6 houses in our town, 30 or so on our block alone! And a few thousand throughout the entire town due to the EAB!!!!! Am i using that as firewood?.......heck no hopefully they disposed of it properly!!!! These trees died not because some transported firewood, but because that is how nature works! Anyone that believes we (rv'ers) alone contribute to the death of trees is just finding an easy target for blame!
dodge guy 04/12/14 08:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Gray/black dump system - am I nuts?

Ok, so let me get this straight. If you want to dump the gray you have no choice but to dump the black also?
dodge guy 04/12/14 07:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Mayberry Campground

Thanks. How far is the Blue Ridge Parkway?
dodge guy 04/12/14 08:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hauling wood on rear hitch

HERE is a good source of information on the transport of firewood. I don`t see anything in there about how to load firewood on the back of a trailer!
dodge guy 04/11/14 10:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing with 2013 XLT w/Tow Package

I can tell you from experience you will load at least 1000lbs into a smaller a TT. I wouldn't worry about water because you can fill when you get there. Yowsa! What all are you bringing with you to get to 1k lbs. If I throw my motorcycle, clothes for the weekend, all my gear, extra tires and parts I'm still not to 1k lbs. That was our old Award TT. it had a 3800lb dry weight and a 5k lb CCC. I maxed that out quickly. my current TT has a 4100lb CCC and I`m hauling around and extra 2k lbs worth of cr................ `er "stuff"! you can and will load more than you think!
dodge guy 04/11/14 05:34pm Towing
RE: Factory installed CO Detector life span

My point was simply that people cannot go into WalMart and buy one thinking they will have one that is interchangable with the one in the RV - you will most likely (like 99% possibility) one that is 120v and the one your are replacing is 12v. I have just replaced - once again - all the smokies and the CO in my house and those I got cheap at Home Depot. My trailer has a standard battery (9V) operated CO detector. no 110V wiring to it. same with the smoke detector in the kitchen area. the LP alarm is run off the RV (house) battery.
dodge guy 04/11/14 05:30pm General RVing Issues
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