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RE: Propane Tank Gauge,recomendations please

I use the scale when checking tanks outside the trailer, I tried the Mopeaka and didn't have the best of luck with it. Not bad, but not very reliable. I use the one like the Dometic or Truma gauge, and it seems to be pretty consistent.
fj12ryder 11/11/19 04:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Landing gear motor.

One of the main advantages of two separate motors is two separate controls so you can control the motors independently. They will run at the same speed so that part doesn't matter.
fj12ryder 11/11/19 04:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

Especially aggravating is the person on the right that pulls up just before you do and then motions for you to go ahead. If people would just do what they're supposed to, it would make life easier for all of us.
fj12ryder 11/11/19 04:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dirt

I grew up with no carpeting, and have no desire to go back to that. I love carpet, and last time I checked a little dirt is no biggie.
fj12ryder 11/11/19 04:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

Have to smile when I see all the comments trying to justify the ownership of a pickup outside of its use for RV propulsion. Try this one out. I live in a place where car ownership is restricted to ONE car per HOUSEHOLD. No personal trucks. Further, car size is restricted what you call sub compact cars. Mine is a 2004 Toyota Yaris. About the size of a Suzuki Swift. . I can't believe anyone would willingly give up their rights so easily. What other rights do you have to give up to live there? Do they pay you live like that? I couldn't live like that. For me. No one tells me what to drive, or do with my property, unless they start making the payments. What do you do with your RV? Can you even bring it home? Mine sits in the backyard. Exactly where I want it to be. Its veterans day. a day to honor those who died to protect our rights, and many of todays people just give their rights up. I don't understandIf you look closely you'll also see that they list Bermuda as a place of residence. Considering the size of the island I think it would be likely they are referring to Bermuda when stating the restrictions.
fj12ryder 11/11/19 12:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Elon tease -- Tesla pick will look like military vehicle

BTW there is a separate thread on the Semi. All this has been discussed. TEN more days to the scheduled release of the Tesla consumer pick-up truck. Then the sparks can really fly ;)Or it could be a real dud, and nobody will be interested. Sneak pictures I've seen seem to show a really ugly, non-useful truck. Maybe they got their styling cues from the Aztec. There was a crash course in ugly.
fj12ryder 11/11/19 09:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel hitches

I can see voiding warranty on the pinbox but frame??? It's the frame that flexes and breaks with the torsional forces - not the pin box. I've seen it. RobWhy would the Anderson cause more torsional forces than a standard hitch. It should be the same, or even less due to the ball allowing more side-to-side rotational movement.
fj12ryder 11/11/19 09:55am Towing
RE: 5th wheel hitches

Sounds like your manufacturer was just searching for an excuse to deny warranty work.
fj12ryder 11/11/19 06:04am Towing
RE: Power awning

I just had ours replaced this last summer. We had it done because I just didn't have the equipment, scaffolds and ladders, to do it myself. Not that big of a deal. Took about an hour or less.
fj12ryder 11/11/19 06:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Profane rudeness in Smoky Mt National Park

Uh, yeah you did say to avoid an area, what you said was "If riding through an area like that puts you in danger THEN DON'T DO IT." Hard to get much plainer than that, but there's also "Go through in a car or don't go to the area.". You said that too. You can't avoid an area because there might be a possibility of risk. Nobody knew there would be bears there because there usually aren't bears there. There's no doubt these motorcyclist were acting like total jerks. OTOH they may have felt that the other people were acting like morons and putting them at risk because they had no windows to roll up and a car to hide in.
fj12ryder 11/10/19 08:08pm Around the Campfire
RE: ? Power Cord Protective Cap

Anyone know where I can get a protective cap/cover for the shore power cord's plug blades? The cord is hard-wired in the RV and, if possible, I'd like to give the blades some protection getting dragged on the ground.Not to be overly smart-a$$ sounding, but why not simply carry the plug back near the trailer after unplugging it. That way it doesn't get drug over the ground. Just a thought.
fj12ryder 11/10/19 04:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

If I don’t look, you have to let me in...Yeah, that does appear to be a theme. It would seem that the meaning of "Merge" has gone astray, and morphed into "I'm entering the road and surely I have the right-of-way".
fj12ryder 11/10/19 04:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Profane rudeness in Smoky Mt National Park

From what I've read there were no laws broken. Spark arresters aren't necessary on most road bikes/cars. There could be a noise ordinance fractured, but hard to tell without a sound meter and sound check. So, really, other than being jerks, not against the law, they seem certainly free to continue along their way. On the other hand, all the individuals blocking traffic could be cited for endangering themselves and others, interfering with the smooth flow of traffic, and creating a nuisance. And perhaps even parking in a "No Parking Zone".
fj12ryder 11/10/19 04:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: Profane rudeness in Smoky Mt National Park

Folks on motorcyles are 'exposed' and rightfully concerned with traffic jam with Mama Bear/Cubs right there. Their attempts to scare the Bears into leaving might have been out of concern for their own well being vs just being rude 2 sides of the coin.... Nope. They were rude and disrespectful. If riding through an area like that puts you in danger THEN DON'T DO IT. Makes them no different than the idiots who get too close to the wildlife. Go through in a car or don't go to the area. Personally I would have found a park ranger and had them spoken to about harassing wildlife.Wrong again. The road through Smoky Mountain Park is not just a road through the park, it is also a relatively short, scenic route through the mountains to Cherokee. I've been through SMNP many times and have never seen bears, so I don't hesitate to travel through there on a motorcycle. And I have seen a bear in the area but not in the park, so should I avoid all that area for fear that there may be a bear around? But I do get concerned with being exposed to dangers that I have no control over. I have been chased by cattle on the unfenced areas of the western states, been chased by dogs in town, and been exposed to, but not chased, by bison, moose, and tourists in Yellowstone Nat'l Park. Now according to your precepts I'm an idiot for exposing myself, and passenger, to those myriad dangers. I do agree that the loud pipes and profanity were totally uncalled for, but I have also been concerned when blocked in by people who were totally unaware that there were other people around who didn't think those bison were so cute and cuddly. Want to come to a stop and gawk at the "wildlife"? Pull over and stop. Crimenently I've been stopped behind people who stopped in the middle of the road to point at the prairie dogs for crying out loud.
fj12ryder 11/10/19 11:42am Around the Campfire
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

"Then we have a lot of drug users something new to Tn and in Nashville and other cities." What, they started wearing signs: "I'm a drug user"?
fj12ryder 11/09/19 09:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Be careful out there. There are some bad people

"When you tell someone you'll fire and he says "do it or you're dead" it's really important actually to be able to do it because what follows won't be pretty - and I hope they don't deal with your wife and children before they finish you off because your heart will be utterly ripped from you as you see what happens to them before your turn comes..." You guys really watch too much TV.
fj12ryder 11/09/19 09:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Elon tease -- Tesla pick will look like military vehicle

Ah, they are for sale then? I didn't know they were available yet.
fj12ryder 11/09/19 06:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Elon tease -- Tesla pick will look like military vehicle

There is just two week to Tesla's pick-up introduction. Don't you think with our memories still fresh, we can still remember to embarrass you with your skepticism and crazy can't do speculations?Remember this next year when the pickup truck still isn't in even limited production. Showing a one-off means very little, it becomes real when they are actually available to purchase. Get yourself edumacated, that's how auto companies do it!;)Yeah, that was my point. When you can buy them, they become real.
fj12ryder 11/09/19 04:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Banks Differential Cover

I don't doubt it does what they say it does. If ya want the best bang for the buck throw in the AMZ/OIL Severe Gear!!! Simply look at the chart mentioned, AWESOME product! My 2011 RAM DRW had 65k at the time of this pic. I was towing 29k combined with about 2/3 of the miles on the lube towing. You can still see the machining on the ring gear. The AMZ/OIL 75/110 Severe Gear was in there diff at least 55k. https://i.imgur.com/eeIOfSal.jpgTo be honest the lines on the faces of the gear teeth look like wear marks, not machine marks. The machine marks I was referring to were on the top of the gear tooth where nothing touches. If that was the differential on my truck, I'd be changing to a different gear lube, and have the clearances checked. Doesn't look that good to me, looks like some pretty serious scuff marks.
fj12ryder 11/09/19 02:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Be careful out there. There are some bad people

As far as defense weapons I vote for the 10mm in Glock, Rock Islands 1911 or Colt Delta Elite ad a number of others.I also favor a number of other calibers but the 10mm hass it all over the .45 which wtoul not penetrate an old Model T's door. I heard a non gunner say something about over penetration well spray and pray is not the idea. practice and marksmanship is. Almost any caliber will penetrate both sides of an RV including .22s. A 10mm with liberty Civil Defense Rounds willnot go through a tank but will take down any animal out there.And heaven knows you won't miss when you're shooting at someone who may have the option of shooting back. Check out how many rounds are usually shot by "trained professional" vs the number of rounds that actually hit someone. Just consider the warning given by most TV shows: "Don't try this at home". And take it to heart.
fj12ryder 11/09/19 01:56pm General RVing Issues
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