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RE: Other single female full-timers?

In 6 years of part-time and 3 years of nearly full time, I've crossed paths with two.
ljr 03/29/14 06:20am Full-time RVing
RE: Battery Cable Crimp Question

I can't figure out the inexpensive hydraulic tools. It seems as if in many cases the dies are not quite right - as if they are set up for a different application. At least the Harbor Freight one claims to have dies in an AWG scale vs MM like some of the other ones I see. The one I mentioned in a previous post worked fine for 2 & 4 AWG.
ljr 03/28/14 03:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery Cable Crimp Question

I use One of these.
ljr 03/28/14 12:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Watts H560 water pressure regulator malfunction

I've had that happen to two N55B's. In both cases it was after a subfreezing night. Also in both cases I was able to save it with a rebuild kit from The RV Water Filter Store. I see they have one for the H560 too.
ljr 03/28/14 06:28am Tech Issues
RE: Ford F350 Spray bed liner with hitch

I have a new F350 coming in. I will definitely want bed liner and jot sure but it may already be in from factory. It is 5th wheelmprep ready. I was going with the Pullright but after talking to experts guess I will go with B & W. Plus its less money. Did you read the above comment from jlr Also my dealer told me the same to get line x as it is bettter that the one from the factory When I took delivery of my 2013 F-450, I told the dealer that they had painted the inside of my bed black but forgotten the liner. He had to show me a couple other trucks before I believed that WAS the liner.
ljr 02/28/14 11:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Installation of the Trav'ler

Small hijack here but this looks like my lucky day. Several people here with first hand installation experience and I have a question I can't get Winegard to answer. It appears the Trav'ler is based on a Dish model 1000.2. Does it, like the 1000,2, have an input port for another dish?
ljr 02/28/14 07:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford F350 Spray bed liner with hitch

Truck is new and had no be de liner Good for you. I got the Ford factory spray liner. Its not much more than a heavy coat of black paint. Not in any way comparable to the aftermarket liners I've had or seen. The Ford adapter for my Trailer Saver works fine but I don't now whether it would if I had Rhino or Line-X.
ljr 02/27/14 01:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F250 Weight Question

You're confusing GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) and GCVW (Gross Combined vehicle Weight). I traded my F-250 in almost a year ago so I won't waste your time trying to quote numbers from memory that I'd almost certainly get wrong. I was towing a 15k max weight FW. If I was very careful how I loaded things and kept it down to about 14.4k I could make it work but it was a real pain. I was ok on GVW, GCVW and pin weight. The constraint I would hit first was the 6,100# rear axle but I could stay under with empty tanks and careful loading, just barely. Did I mention what a PITA it was? I'm still towing the same FW but with an F-450. Now I could max out the trailer and dump a load of bricks in the bed while staying well under all the limits. No more PITA.
ljr 02/25/14 11:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Calling ALL Trailer Saver Owners

I have a TSLB. Everything is about right with the line at +1 inch. I think the line is intended as a starting reference point. You are expected to tweak as necessary for your particular setup. When you think about all the potential hitch mount, weight and pin box combinations how could they possibly draw a line in a place that would work for everybody.
ljr 02/25/14 04:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Air Compressor

I was looking at the Porter Cable 150# and thought it would fit the need. I checked out the tank listed above, didn't know such a tank existed. Looks interesting, how do you fill such a thing? Thanks again...... I used a welding supply for the initial fill and a fire extinguisher shop for the first refill (both around $15). I'm told that restaurant and bar supply stores can do it too.
ljr 02/24/14 04:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Air Compressor

After several disappointing compressors and one episode on the roadside without power to run one, I got a tank instead. Needs no power. Will handle any tire on any RV or TV I could ever consider owning. Checking my tires often and filling a couple that were nearly flat I've refilled it once in 18 months.
ljr 02/23/14 05:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Iphone and Mac security issue

Anyone care to test either browser using an Apple system with the link above for confirmation? Safari 6.7.1 is ok (Page failed to open with SSL error.)
ljr 02/22/14 05:07pm Technology Corner
RE: Iphone and Mac security issue

It's still unclear to me whether the intercepted SSL data could be successfully unencrypted, or just modified, but serious in that it could introduce an exploit without the user's permission. I agree. The way SSL and TLS key exchanges work that "should" be impossible but there always seems to be somebody around that figures out how to make the impossible possible.
ljr 02/22/14 10:01am Technology Corner
RE: Where To Stay In/Near Savannah?

Skidaway State Park is nice this time of year Double ditto. They also offer full hookups, reasonable rates and very convenient to Savannah. Here's the link Skidaway Island State Park I'll see your double and raise one more. Super convenient to downtown Savannah. Haven't been there since they added the FHU sites but I'm looking forward to it the next time I do the East Coast.
ljr 02/22/14 09:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bertram Texas to Goose Island State Park

Going through a city is never fun but Austin is way better than most. I've gone straight through on I-35 several times.
ljr 02/20/14 07:04am Roads and Routes
RE: Helps between F350 Drw, and the F450. Which?

I believe the 2015 F-450 will have the 19.5" wheels and tires, ten lugs and bigger brakes like the 2008 - 2010 F-450's had. This should make quite a difference in towing and payload ratings. The current F-350 and F-450 seem to be very similar. I have a 2013 F-450 and they are. The big advantage to me was the F-450's much smaller turning radius. In my case that's the difference between going in my home driveway frontwards and turning around or backing down 600 ft of narrow gravel with a 30' FW. I'm bummed about missing out on the bigger wheels and brakes.
ljr 02/19/14 03:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Want to cancel RV sale as wife lost job - how can we?

Sounds like a salesman's trick to make you feel obligated so you'd come back and let him close the deal. If you didn't give him any $ then I don't think its a contract. You might start with calling him and saying your circumstances have changed and you are no longer interested. He'll probably whine a little then say thanks anyway and goodbye.
ljr 02/18/14 02:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: CG for Mississippi Gulf Coast

X2 on Buccaneer. I think it has been improved since Katrina--a very well designed RV state park. X3-I was there for a couple months earlier this Winter. The new laundry and camp store are set to open very soon if they haven't already.
ljr 02/17/14 08:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dish Network - No Network feeds after 2/25/2014

Dish network's provider of distant networks is quitting service as of 2/25/2014. Dish has no alternative for subscribers! that means RVers and Truckers are out of luck or must change all equipment and go to their competitor. Seems like Dish Customer support and management couldn't care less about subscribers problems and expense! While it is true that the Dish DNS Network programming is going away, nothing could be further from the truth when you say there are no alternatives. You can still get all of the Network programming by calling (Dish Chat is even better and faster) and having them turn on the Networks where you are located. This is also free which saves you the DNS monthly fees. While it may not be as convenient, it does give you the programming you need (for free!) and you only have to make the call when you move more than 200-500 miles, enough to drive out from under a particular spot beam. There's no "need" to move to DirecTV, but it you do there is also no reason to throw a Dish Trav'ler in the trash. Swap the new DirecTV mount with the Dish mount (leave the mounting ring on the roof, just swap the bases) and then package up the Dish mount with all the new stuff in the box. Sell it for $500-$700 to offset the cost and you have a new Trav'ler with a 2 year warranty on your roof. IF you can get the arc that has the locals. The Winegard 1000sk I was about to install is WA only. I'm encountering more and more EA locals and Dish support tells me that trend will continue toward the goal of having all locals east of a n/s line through central TX EA only. Two caveats… If that is completely wrong it would be far from the first time I got bad info from Dish. I've heard lots of plans from Dish but none that they have every actually completed.
ljr 02/17/14 08:29am Technology Corner
RE: Mississippi Gulf Coast Parks ?

I've been spending a couple months each Winter at Buccaneer State Park in Waveland, MS for the last couple years. I plan on doing the same next year. $480/mo FHU. Short walk to the ocean front. A little farther to the beach. Lots of restaurants and a casino (with a great buffet) nearby. Thanks to hurricanes everything is new. Not the most exciting place in the world but a nice spot to hang out for awhile. PM me if you have any specific questions.
ljr 02/16/14 02:54pm Snowbirds
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