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RE: Truck with 5ver towing a boat

i won the only argument I ever had with a state trooper. I could see 2 patrol cars doing leap-frog on I-70 near Vail, CO one year, pulling over car after car. I continued on in the slow lane past them and a few minutes later one of them pulls in behind me and pulls me over. Of course I got the standard "Do you know why I pulled you over?" and truthfully answered no (although I had suspicions). He said "CO state law requires you to move over for emergency vehicles" and I countered with "the rest of the statute says 'if road, weather or traffic conditions make it not possible, then slow and maintain a safe speed. What you couldn't see when I went past you were the 3 cars bumper to bumper on my left side of the truck and trailer not allowing me to move over one lane. So, I slowed down 20 mph and passed you with caution." He blinked and said "I'll just write this up as a contact. Thanks and drive safe". You know you're old when cops and doctors look younger than your grandkids.
gkainz 07/19/19 08:34am Towing
RE: Lake Byre Recreational Area in Kennebec, SD

town website http://kennebecsd.com/default.htm call the fire department? Or one of the businesses? Closest relatives/contacts I have are on either side of the state now, with nobody in the central part of SD
gkainz 07/11/19 09:12am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: 5th Wheel Hitches 101

Whether the B&W is best or not I dont know but I would say most B&W owners would have a hard time trading their hitch for anything else. I'm another B&W fan boy. I think your 7.3 diesel is going to have its work cut out for it. As your self appointed President of the B&W HeavyWeight Fanboy Club I can assure you B&W makes the very best non air ride hitches on the 3rd Rock From The Sun. Certainly one of the heaviest. and just LOOK at ALL THE LOCKS you can put on it!!!!! :D
gkainz 06/21/19 11:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to add support to my Short Queen?

Tell her she's beautiful and height doesn't matter? :D
gkainz 06/08/19 07:48am Travel Trailers
RE: freezer solutions for new rv'er/elk hunter. Arctic Fox 990

Thank you all very much for your ideas! I'm looking in to all of the suggestions. A lot to think about! To clarify, I'll be full-timing in the camper. There will be no dedicated hunting site. I'll hunt again when I run out of meat/there is room in the freezer. That changes the equation from what I'm used to seeing. I would still look at a small chest freezer, generator or primarily solar and more batteries on a small utility trailer, before I would swap out the fridge for a freezer.
gkainz 05/29/19 11:06am Beginning RVing
RE: freezer solutions for new rv'er/elk hunter. Arctic Fox 990

some of the out of state hunters I run into here in Colorado have a chest freezer on a small utility trailer and a generator. Once the freezer is cold, it will stay frozen for a few days easily, if unopened. Personally, I like to hang my game for a few days before freezing, if at all possible.
gkainz 05/29/19 06:20am Beginning RVing
RE: Unplug All The Charger/Converters

BS "You talkin' to me?" :) or the OP? http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=Garmin+GTN+750+and+SPOT+interference
gkainz 05/28/19 10:48am Tech Issues
RE: Rafter J-Bar / Custer / Rushmore

When I lived in Custer, we (and many others) used to make sure we took our vacations out of state ... WAY out of state during the 3 weeks of the rally ... yeah - it's officially only 1 week, but a week of pre- and post- rally crowd is huge. I see you've decided to switch to Yellowstone instead, but honestly, I see Yellowstone's "normal" summer congestion on par with the Black Hills Bike week(s), so, to me, it's a tossup.
gkainz 05/28/19 07:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Unplug All The Charger/Converters

On the other hand, there are numerous anecdotal reports of a SPOT device causing Garmin GTN-750 and other general aviation GPS units to malfunction due to interference ... as well as numerous other combinations, but this particular interference affects me personally. So, not RV related, but just a "does happen" report.
gkainz 05/28/19 07:44am Tech Issues
RE: Andersen Hitch issue

I don't mind the extra lift to hitch and unhitch, but if you do, you could raise the hitch just enough to take the weight off the ball, then pull the pin on the ball and let it drop down into the hitch, and pull away. Rehitching might be a bit tricky with that, however, unless you mark the exact height of the hitch.
gkainz 05/20/19 09:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Broken/ leaking exhaust manifold bolts

sign in a shop ... "This 1 hour job is 1 broken bolt away from becoming an 8 hour job"
gkainz 05/17/19 12:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Seeking Help - Generator Won't Stay Running

lots of good info here https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rec.outdoors.rv-travel/LNXtSh_3v2U
gkainz 05/17/19 11:57am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What mapping software

when the GPS wants to re-route for no apparent good reason, I just ignore her... since she ignores my suggestions to shut up, it's only fair! :)
gkainz 05/15/19 08:17am Technology Corner
RE: error codes

For those of you having problems with error's. Trailer Life Portal is working without problems. Yep. Agree
gkainz 05/08/19 06:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing a 32 foot with a Anderson convert a ball adaptor

I am an engineer, but software, not mechanical ... but raised as a farm kid and power line construction family, I learned from the school of hard knocks and common sense about things mechanical, what breaks and what doesn't. In my opinion only, the Andersen Ultimate imposes little to no additional stresses on the 5th wheel frame and kingpin assembly than the standard 5th wheel hitch. Unfortunately physics doesn't agree with your opinion. There is no doubt it increases the forces on the trailer frame. To give you and idea of what it is doing, take a broom stick: - Hold it in the middle and have someone pull from just below your hand. - Then have them pull from the bottom. Which one is easier to hold your hand steady without any twisting? It all comes down to if the manufacturer accounted for these forces in the design. Your analogy is not correct regarding the Andersen hitch, which is what I said. Yours is correct when referencing a standard Gooseneck adapter. The Andersen raises the ball to the height of the kingpin, give or take maybe an inch. I need to clarify, as the original post DID reference an actual gooseneck conversion. I was referencing the Andersen Ultimate, which raises the ball to the level of the kingpin and imparts no additional lever motion to the pin box. However, I do agree that the Andersen Conversion would increase the lever motion and angular forces to the pinbox, just like any other true gooseneck converter.
gkainz 05/07/19 11:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Small engine question

heavy dose of sea foam usually fixes those problems up for me. If it starts and runs better with some choke but can't pick up RPM with choke off, that points me to a dirty/gummed up carb.
gkainz 05/07/19 07:16am Tech Issues
RE: shes home

truck doesn't look too mud-spattered, so it must have worked out well. Congrats!
gkainz 05/07/19 07:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Refueling

Yeah, back in the 70's, I added a second, factory tank with manual switches to at least 1 Chevy and 1 Ford truck. I was pretty proud of my second addition when I figured out how to switch the sender from both tanks to the single dash gas gauge (high school student at the time). My dad, as part of his construction company, had custom built line box beds that would transfer from old truck to new truck for the fleet of F-350s that included 2 separate tanks, one for gas and one for diesel. They weren't plumbed into the fuel system, however, and refueling required one to stop and pump from the bed tank to the truck tank.
gkainz 05/07/19 07:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing a 32 foot with a Anderson convert a ball adaptor

I am an engineer, but software, not mechanical ... but raised as a farm kid and power line construction family, I learned from the school of hard knocks and common sense about things mechanical, what breaks and what doesn't. In my opinion only, the Andersen Ultimate imposes little to no additional stresses on the 5th wheel frame and kingpin assembly than the standard 5th wheel hitch. But, the manufacturers set the warranty specs, limits and exclusions, so that's the parameters one needs to play within in the event of a frame problem. However, along the lines of the recent Direct TV commercial "So, how does that help me?" "You know what? It really doesn't, I don't know why I told you that." https://www.ispot.tv/ad/Ie9l/directv-little-league
gkainz 05/07/19 06:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Unable to open some posts?

I'm also getting this error from rv.net/forums randomly but regularly for the last 4-5 days. Logging into forums.trailerlife.com performs without error.
gkainz 05/07/19 06:51am Forum Posting Help and Support
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