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RE: No 3/4 ton trucks.

Daughter bought a car from a large Chevy dealer last month, they told her that every truck that gets delivered to them is essentially already sold.
drsteve 11/11/20 08:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Message contains invalid formatting?

If you use your keyboard to make an emoji rather than the editor, this can happen too. Or if your comment has symbols that the software thinks is an attempt at posting an emoji.
drsteve 10/26/20 09:30am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Outdoor Storage and Snow

In SE Michigan snow will not be an issue.
drsteve 10/26/20 08:59am Travel Trailers
RE: 12 Volt/120 Volt Portable Air Compressor

Forget 12 volt compressors. IMO, those are for inflating your kids air mattresses or your bike tires, not your RV tires. If you want to be happy, get a 120 volt pancake style compressor. Chum lee True for the cheapies they sell at the big box stores, but the Viair offerings are head and shoulders above those water toy inflators. They won't run an impact, and they take longer to air up a tire, but if you want/need to have air where there's no 120V, they're the only way to go.
drsteve 10/24/20 11:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Recommendations for slide lubrication?

Some manufacturers claim you don't need to lube them for propaganda purposes. The thing is, when you do lube them they move obviously better. Dry lube has been the standard thing to use but I notice on my present rack and pinion type slide that it goes away within a few actuation (the gears rust). So I'm going to try using a chain lube. What ever the case, lubing them will make them work better and wear less. Besides, it's common sense that anytime gears work together there should be a lubricant between them. JMHO. Chain lube will cause dirt and grit to stick to the gears, which will accelerate wear. Why would you not follow the manufacturer's recommendation?
drsteve 10/24/20 11:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Breakaway cable replacement

Breakaway Cable
drsteve 10/22/20 08:27am Towing
RE: Removing pine pitch

Kerosene will do it.
drsteve 10/22/20 07:45am Travel Trailers
RE: AV gas for the generator

I have been using gas with ethanol for many years in everything, and never have I had any issues with it. No melted rubber hoses, no aged out gas, no clogged carbs, nothing. I have a roto tiller that is probably 40 years old, it burns the stuff just fine. It gets run maybe once a year, and sits with untreated fuel in the tank the rest of the time. Starts with a few pulls.
drsteve 10/19/20 09:03am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic Refrigerator Problem

Have you checked for blockage in the roof vent?
drsteve 10/15/20 05:16pm Tech Issues
RE: 1/2T/huge TT vs strong cross wind = BAADDD DAY

Another reason of why you should have more truck than you need. I don't think an extra thousand pounds would have saved this guy...
drsteve 10/15/20 05:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do you really need a corner cut mattress?

Take a piece of cardboard to simulate a square mattress and see how much room you have walk around. Can DW and you live with the space, probably less expensive for the new mattress as well. Ken What he said. If the bed is in a slideout, I'd make sure the larger mattress will work when it's closed.
drsteve 10/11/20 06:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Curious: difference between a WD hitch and Hensley Arrow

For 95% of all TT setups the Hensley is a solution in search of a problem. If they were cheaper everyone would have one. Why not have the best if you can? because if you have a well matched combo, they aren't necessary, especially for the price. a good modern WDH with integrated sway control works great with no need to spend 8x the money. Exactly. I use a Husky Centerline (equalizer clone) and my setup is rock solid under all conditions. No need to spend $2500 on a hitch.
drsteve 10/11/20 06:38am Towing
RE: Curious: difference between a WD hitch and Hensley Arrow

For 95% of all TT setups the Hensley is a solution in search of a problem.
drsteve 10/10/20 12:31pm Towing
RE: Curt trailer coupler lock

The majority of coupler locks are easily defeated junk.
drsteve 10/10/20 12:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Waste/Sewage System

A DIY septic system is very likely not going to pass muster. Best to find out what is actually required by code before you do anything that will cost money.
drsteve 08/22/20 09:53am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Camping with my dog

Amazing the number of people who think the rules do not apply to them. So good of you to bore us all with your mindless post in both dog based threads that are running concurrently. You, of course, have never failed to report items bought online to the MI taxman that you didn't pay sales tax on or some other silliness. Funny how the rules don't apply to you eh? Stones and glass houses come to mind. Gosh, I must have touched a nerve! You must be one of those who thinks they are special.
drsteve 08/14/20 05:40pm Beginning RVing
RE: Payload Rating vs Tongue Weight

Does you Santa Fe allow the use of a WD hitch? Some unibody SUVs do not have sufficient strength to take the additional load. Someone posted here some time back about their WD hitch bending rear suspension components on (I believe) a Kia SUV.
drsteve 08/08/20 08:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Leaving dog at campsite

So many dog owners who think the rules do not apply to them.
drsteve 08/08/20 07:47am Beginning RVing
RE: Camping with my dog

Amazing the number of people who think the rules do not apply to them.
drsteve 08/08/20 07:27am Beginning RVing
RE: Weight Calculations

I once tried hauling a 250 lb dirt bike on the bumper of a 23' TT. Caused a sway event that nearly put me in the median. Never again.
drsteve 08/08/20 07:04am Travel Trailers
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