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RE: Securing batteries in forward compartment (Security)

Why would anyone think your battery(ies) were more worth stealing than my one Auto-Zone marine deep cycle??? ...Because they are?
fj12ryder 07/15/19 03:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires again

It was only after I started reading much on RV.net, that I ever worried about when my tires were made. And of course the only tires I've had blow out were just a couple years old. I like newer tires, now that I know they have a date. But, personally, I think too much is made of it.
fj12ryder 07/15/19 03:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Securing batteries in forward compartment (Security)

It's a fifth wheel so no battery boxes on tongue. I would use some hefty hold down bolts with self locking nuts, so that you have to use a wrench the entire way to get them off. Yeah, my 20V angle grinder would make quick work of those hold downs, but it's loud and might damage the battery. Not much that you can do to prevent theft, just try to discourage it as much as is reasonable. I suppose you could get a Mosler safe big enough to hold the batteries and have it welded to the frame, but that would just be ridiculous. And someone might just see that as a challenge.I kind of like that idea, but take it a step further and secure a long bolt/stud at one end and run a 1/4" metal strap or two across the top of the batteries, and secure to another bolt/stud where it could be locked down. That would keep unnecessary height to a minimum.
fj12ryder 07/15/19 11:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Securing batteries in forward compartment (Security)

Kind of an interesting article, but the OP already has his batteries, he just wants to keep them. The article doesn't really address the security issue the OP is wondering about.
fj12ryder 07/15/19 07:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 4WD or 2WD

I am pretty sure no one is buying a 4X4 just so that they can have a sticker on the side of their truck. I don't see the marketing departments of the various OEM's pushing 4X4 over 4X2 either. You don't have to push what people are already buying by what 95%? I don't understand the purpose of a 4X2, the logic escapes me, but I can respect someone's decision to be in the 5%ile. The fact made that pickups may soon be 4X4 only makes sense when compared to the manual transmission's fading from the option sheet. There are very likely currently more manual tranny drivers than there are 4X2 drivers and yet the manual option is gone. The costs of providing both 4X2 and 4X4 as an option is certainly much higher than either auto or manual tranny. Since vehicle height is brought up often as a reason for 4X2, perhaps offering a slammed 4X4 as a new pickup option or maybe a yearly subscription to a yoga studio would help with that.You don't understand the purpose of a non 4 wheel drive vehicle? How about the simplest reason in the world, and it's very similar to your handle: KISS.
fj12ryder 07/14/19 06:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: need new tires

What size tires are we talking about here? What size is on there now?
fj12ryder 07/14/19 03:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dometic Awning Part Numbers and Changing out Arms

I see, the roof really does slope down toward the rear. It looked like there was a lot of space in front, but it sure disappears at the back. As was mentioned, a roller on the top of the door would be a good idea.
fj12ryder 07/14/19 03:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic Awning Part Numbers and Changing out Arms

Is there any reason you couldn't move the mounting rail of the awning closer to the roof and increase the angle and get the top of the awning further from the door? It would be a pain, but it would sure work better: better drainage, wouldn't be so close to the door.
fj12ryder 07/14/19 10:45am Tech Issues
RE: New style entry steps

some trailers have one door.like mine. of course if I had a second door, it might be located on the bathroom wall so we could all pass thru there entering and exiting. bumpyYeah, I've seen some of those, and they just seem kind of weird. I guess they could be handy: not having to go through the trailer to get to the restroom, but I don't think I'd care for it.
fj12ryder 07/13/19 08:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Replacing dinette with free-standing table & chairs

We had a table and chairs in our last 5th wheel, and had no issues with them moving around. They did sit on the carpet so that may have helped, but we've never strapped anything down and have had no issues. YMMV.
fj12ryder 07/13/19 08:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Go 5 miles over in Indiana and foreit your vehicle

If you think that the seizure laws aren't abused by law enforcement you're living in a dream world.More like a nightmare.
fj12ryder 07/12/19 10:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: I was flat out wrong about drones.

Well, they are nuisances, that, on occasion, are useful.
fj12ryder 07/12/19 11:55am Around the Campfire
RE: A poll: What does 2 blinks of the left signal mean to you?

And why would they need you to tell them it was safe to pass that "typical old farmer going to town at 40 mph on a 65 mph hiway" unless they couldn't see past you? Basically you're telling them it's all clear and no traffic coming so they can go around both you and the old farmer. Where does the brain usage come into effect? They either believe you or they don't. I used to, now I don't. Good grief..... where is your reading comprehension. Your blathering(s) just answered your brain usage question. If you were a experienced hauler you would know of many reasons it takes a brain to know how to safely pass another vehicle when some one your following gives you a signal.My reading comprehension is excellent. Maybe better than yours, since you didn't answer my question of why I would need a signal to pass when I can clearly see around you and know it is clear to pass. A simple answer please with no insulting, and unnecessary, verbiage.
fj12ryder 07/12/19 11:41am General RVing Issues
RE: External TPMS recommensations?

Good reading here.A smaller bunch. Just a few more. As you can see, there are differing opinions on which works well for everyone. But the overwhelming opinion is that a TPMS can save you some hassle.
fj12ryder 07/12/19 11:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: A poll: What does 2 blinks of the left signal mean to you?

Some of the comments are funny. The left turn blinkers were never meant for the person following to jump out and pass without first looking for themselves. The driver in front who flashed his/her left blinkers leaves that decision up to the person wanting to pass. And we even used the left blinker to encourage a tailgater to get off my bumper go on around. As I said earlier I did it years back when I was on the road 24/7.... and had it done to me thankfully. It was considered common courtesy. In fact when even today if I'm with other vehicles on a trip I flash the left blinker to those that are following me its ok to pass when we come upon the typical old farmer going to town at 40 mph on a 65 mph hiway. Most are smart enough to use their brain to make that safe pass decision. Others ??When I first started driving and people were using the left turn signal like described, it was to indicate it was safe to go around when you couldn't actually see into the distance. If you could see around the vehicle why would you need to have someone signal it was safe to pass? The left turn signal basically said "It's safe to come around because there's no traffic coming", usually used when there was a slight rise or curve you couldn't see past because of the vehicle in front of you. You relied on the person to be telling the truth, a small leap of faith, so to speak. And why would they need you to tell them it was safe to pass that "typical old farmer going to town at 40 mph on a 65 mph hiway" unless they couldn't see past you? Basically you're telling them it's all clear and no traffic coming so they can go around both you and the old farmer. Where does the brain usage come into effect? They either believe you or they don't. I used to, now I don't.
fj12ryder 07/12/19 06:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Leaky waterhose

Quality hose, while the current white hose is still sealing fine, when it starts getting leaky it will be replaced with a ZeroG hose. I looked at the Zero G but then I saw that they are "Not recommended to be under constant pressure" What does that mean? Do I have to turn off the hose at the campground valve when not using water?Yeah, it sounds pretty obvious that you can't leave it under pressure all the time. Seems to be self-explanatory to me, but maybe I'm missing something.
fj12ryder 07/11/19 09:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Go 5 miles over in Indiana and foreit your vehicle

That's exactly the right word: travesty.
fj12ryder 07/11/19 05:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: 3500 truck towing HT 5th wheel - Workable?

what if HT = Horse Trailer? -or- maybe it was a typo and should have been HR? -or- HTT?We'll probably never know since the OP has never returned...like so many before him. Why do people ask questions and never have the decency to at least the acknowledge the answers from all the people who replied? How tough is that? Careful. I said the same thing in this thread and my post was deleted. MikeShoot, it wouldn't be the first time. LOL
fj12ryder 07/10/19 09:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: MORryde step question

And you carry at least 4 of those? Shoot, you'll have to invest in a small trailer to carry all your extra stuff. :)
fj12ryder 07/10/19 09:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 3500 truck towing HT 5th wheel - Workable?

what if HT = Horse Trailer? -or- maybe it was a typo and should have been HR? -or- HTT?We'll probably never know since the OP has never returned...like so many before him. Why do people ask questions and never have the decency to at least the acknowledge the answers from all the people who replied? How tough is that?
fj12ryder 07/10/19 03:41pm Fifth-Wheels
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