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RE: Keyless vehicles

If you all like them I don't really care. To me they are a "convenience", and one I can easily live without. Complexity in all things is not necessarily a good thing. Free country, don'cha know. have you/do you own a vehicle now that uses one? a 1939 hupmobile won't have these modern conveniences. other conveniences that are not in your hupmobile are electric windows, intermittent wipers, air conditioning, etc. try some. bumpy :)Got 'em, can live without 'em. Reminds me of when the carmakers went to flatscreens for all the controls. Sure looked cool, but you had to take your eyes off the road and scroll through screens to turn the radio down, turn on the fan, etc. Really convenient. Use 'em, don't use 'em. Matters to me not a whit.
fj12ryder 05/26/19 06:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Keyless vehicles

If you all like them I don't really care. To me they are a "convenience", and one I can easily live without. Complexity in all things is not necessarily a good thing. Free country, don'cha know.
fj12ryder 05/25/19 07:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Keyless vehicles

Just gotta love the "convenience" of those "keyless" locks that need a backup key "just in case". If you have to carry a key in addition to the fob, why bother?
fj12ryder 05/25/19 09:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Problem with remote-operated dump valve (cable style)

So you didn't have to move the PVC piping out of the way or shift the tank?Neither, there was enough play in the pipes to separate them enough to get the valve out. It only takes and inch or two of movement to get the valve out and back in. I used Gorilla tape to re-secure the coroplast.
fj12ryder 05/25/19 08:55am Tech Issues
RE: TST 507 parts are expensive.

After my o-rings went bad I just screwed the cap on without them. Have had no issues or corrosion and caps seal tight enough so water has not gotten under them.I think he's talking about the battery compartment O-ring. I don't think I'd want to take a chance without a sealing O-ring there.
fj12ryder 05/25/19 08:53am Tech Issues
RE: Problem with remote-operated dump valve (cable style)

I just replaced the valve and handle on my Fuzion a couple weeks ago. Not that much of a deal. The worst part was getting through the coroplast to get to it. Four bolts and and the old valve is out, put the rubber seals in place and put the new one back in. Not that bad at al. FWIW, my plastic threaded part was what broke on mine too. Got the new one off Ebay, with free shipping. Easy peasy.
fj12ryder 05/24/19 09:05pm Tech Issues
RE: TST 507 parts are expensive.

The last O-rings I requested from TST were sent gratis.
fj12ryder 05/24/19 08:58pm Tech Issues
RE: whether you like him or not Marcus is standing for the flag

No kidding, he's eating up this free advertising, and patriotism has nothing to do with it, it's all about marketing.
fj12ryder 05/23/19 12:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping or Glamping?

I can believe that about Indy. If you look up "price gouging" in the dictionary, you'll a picture of Indianapolis on any race weekend.
fj12ryder 05/23/19 12:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hauling a motorcycle behind a 5er.

Not a good idea for a Goldwing. The Goldwing uses pressure fed oil to lube the transmission. If the engine isn't running the transmission won't be getting any oil. And since it's a shaft drive, you can't just unhook the chain. So in your case, really bad idea. It could work with a Harley, since they run a separate gearbox, and just use splash lubrication for the gearbox. So that pretty much rules out almost all Japanese motorcycles since 90% of them use shared motor oil with the transmission. They came out in 50's and 60's mostly to haul dirt bikes to the track and such. Easy to pull the drive chain, and not much stress on the frame. This is one of the big things to research and consider. fj12ryder is correct on the Gold Wing lubrication. There are other makes and models that have similar issues being flat towed.And it's seems as though some automobile manual transmissions use pressure fed oil to lube the gears/shafts. That seems pretty weird to me.
fj12ryder 05/23/19 09:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: WiFi Boosters

Don't forget that it won't help speed up the local campground wifi, it will only help you access it more reliably.
fj12ryder 05/23/19 07:13am Tech Issues
RE: Camping or Glamping?

From what I've read and seen, boondocking can never be glamping. Glamping is catered dinners, your sheets in the yurt turned down, and the spa in your teepee at the correct temperature. It's not necessarily the price of your RV, it's where you park your RV as well. Maybe that gated RV community that burned down in Florida might qualify. It has to do with having so much money, you have to keep score some way other than cost, or price.
fj12ryder 05/22/19 08:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hauling a motorcycle behind a 5er.

Thanks everyone. I didn't think it was a good idea either, but thought I'd check. We spent the winter in Texas hill country this past winter and we'll be heading down there next winter too. I'd sure like to figure out a way to get my bike down there.If you're going pretty straight down, a trailer or swivelwheel trailer behind you 5th wheel is doable. The states you'd pass through have no issues with a add-on trailer. Although I would stick to a swivel-wheel type trailer to make life easier. I used one for a couple years and they do work well. Assuming that the frame of the 5th wheel is strong enough, and reinforced well enough to handle the stress.
fj12ryder 05/22/19 02:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camping or Glamping?

I hate it when the media make up words to suit themselves, i.e. "glamping", or putting two peoples' names together to create something to hype. I personally don't care how other people do it, as long as they don't care how I do it. OTOH, camping is sleeping in a tent, that tent may have cots, but it still has to be a tent. "Even though I am disgusted by how spoiled all of us have become." Good to see that you included yourself in that. I have no problems with being spoiled. If I had more money I'd be more spoiled.
fj12ryder 05/22/19 02:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Clear As Glass Ice Cubes?

I read once that boiling water before freezing will aid with clear ice cubes. Have no idea if it works, but I read it somewhere once.
fj12ryder 05/22/19 02:43pm Tech Issues
RE: What!

Even at $500/day that is probably cheap advertising. And that's all it is. Look at how much free publicity he is getting. ------------- The fine is $50/day, not $500. (Mod)
fj12ryder 05/22/19 09:12am Around the Campfire
RE: Internet

No idea who or what you are referring to.Yep, that was my thought too. Although even though they said they couldn't post a review, they seem to have had no issues with it.
fj12ryder 05/22/19 07:54am Technology Corner
RE: What!

The American Flag is the true symbol of our entire nation and should be flown in all locations without regard to size or how high it's flown above the ground on any land owned as wanted to be by the land owners or approval thereof and/or also on public/municipal owned land in our nation. The only restriction that should ever be applied is that it be flown safely and properly in regards to American Flag Etiquette. NO other restrictions can ever allowed, PERIOD!That is simply ridiculous. As was mentioned, patriotism is not determined by the size of the flag. A little moderation is a good thing.
fj12ryder 05/22/19 07:52am Around the Campfire
RE: What!

Take it to a jury trial and put me on the jury. Know that when and if you are on a jury that you, the jury, are the ultimate authority in the legal system. Jury nullification is a concept where members of a trial jury find a guilty defendant not guilty if they do not support a government's law, do not believe it is constitutional or humane, or do not support a possible punishment for breaking the law. This may happen in both civil and criminal trialsMaybe, maybe not. Judges can overturn jury verdicts in some cases. "A judge may only throw out guilty verdicts. He may never overrule a jury that acquits a defendant and then himself declare the defendant guilty. ... Alternatively, a judge can throw out a verdict for any mistake or malfeasance that might prompt a higher court to overturn it."
fj12ryder 05/21/19 03:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: Bucking with Anderson Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection

Our Keystone Fuzion had pretty unpleasant chucking when we first got it. We tow behind a 2001 Dodge dually, and the Fuzion weighs in around 15,000 with about 3,000 lbs. hitch weight. The expansion joints before and after bridges were especially bad. I installed the Dexter E-Z Flex suspension with wet bolts. The difference was night and day. While it didn't eliminate the chucking completely we don't get coffee sloshed out of our mugs now. The best bang-for-the-buck improvement you can make.
fj12ryder 05/20/19 06:43pm Towing
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