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RE: Lighting suggestions for rv building

Hi guys I had a rv storage pole building built that is 40x16 and wall height is 15 feet. It has 3 sides closed to the ground. I want to install some lights inside so it is not so dark in there when tring to back in. I am unsure of the type of lighting that would work the best for me,I don't plan on working in there just need some lighting for when backing in and when I need to get into the rv. Thanks for the help. In our 1st pole barn ,built 20 years ago, before the LED lighting, we used 6 sets of 2 - bulb 8’ florescent light fixtures in our 34’x48’ x16’ (wall) pole barn....which gave adequate lighting. But, we had to used the cold weather rated fixtures ($), and then had to listen to the constant buzzing. On our new pole barn, 30’x40’ - though only with 12’ sidewalls, we went LED lighting fixtures. We used 6 - 2 bulb 48” fixtures.....huge improvement. Instant on when well below zero, very good lighting, and no buzzing. Seriously considering replacing the fluorescent fixtures in pole barn #1! memtb
memtb 04/03/20 07:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Storing with levelers down?

Needed or not, I always store our class c with the hydraulic leveling extended. While it my “not” be necessary, I feel better having the suspension “unloaded”! It also maintains our unit level, as our parking spot is not perfectly level! memtb
memtb 04/03/20 07:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many times can you torque bolts on a hitch?

I have “not” routinely torqued mine....as in never! Discovered in November, that I should have. No harm....just a few loose bolts, and one with no nut. I’ll monitor mor3 closely in the future! memtb
memtb 03/29/20 11:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Something about having 4 wheel drive

Gary, color me envious! Thought that I’d have similar by now.....just not in the cards! Great look’n, useful, practical rig.....if you want “to boldly go where no man has gone before”! ;) memtb
memtb 03/18/20 09:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fifth wheel towing question

We (friend and me), installed a B&W Turnover Ball hitch in the bed of my Ram 2500 Cummins yesterday. Works well with the Anderson 5er hitch Plenty of room for the toolbox and space around the hitch for cargo. Right Todd, the mud gets spendy in the local car wash! Yer not afraid of electrolysis? Generally I’m “pretty well grounded” ;) memtb
memtb 03/18/20 01:11pm Towing
RE: Fifth wheel towing question

We (friend and me), installed a B&W Turnover Ball hitch in the bed of my Ram 2500 Cummins yesterday. Works well with the Anderson 5er hitch Plenty of room for the toolbox and space around the hitch for cargo. Right Todd, the mud gets spendy in the local car wash! We lived on an Alkaline road before the county upgrade to gravel......it justified the purchase of a 4000 psi pressure washer! :B Todd
memtb 03/18/20 08:37am Towing
RE: How did you you mount your CB antenna on your aluminum F150?

If you’re not trying to compete with the truckers, merely use it for relatively short range....a window mount is a nice, clean looking set-up! memtb
memtb 03/16/20 07:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone canceling trips due to Corona virus?

Time will determine “if” we are truly in a time of a “human extinction” pandemic or over- sensationalism by the media. memtbNeither of those are true. Please explain! memtbWe know the death rate, and the media I watch has doctors and health professionals. I don't know what media you listen to or watch. I try to listen to Doctors and Health Care Providers......perhaps “not” the same ones you listen to. Mine are calling it a pandemic but, and suggest exercising logic, following known health practices and “not” to panic. Panic and worldwide hysteria could, in a worst case scenario, lead to very poor decisions. Enough poor decisions can lead to more deaths than Covid-19! JMO. We will not be out in public, exposing ourselves to increased risk or potentially helping spread the virus! This is the beauty of free will....we make our own decisions and reap the consequences....good or bad! memtb
memtb 03/15/20 11:39am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Anyone canceling trips due to Corona virus?

Time will determine “if” we are truly in a time of a “human extinction” pandemic or over- sensationalism by the media. memtbNeither of those are true. Please explain! memtb
memtb 03/15/20 11:00am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Anyone canceling trips due to Corona virus?

Dr. Doug, I’m “not” attempting to make light of this situation. As with any other rampant disease issue....one should use precautions. However, “if” the reported numbers of cases/fatalities are anywhere near accurate, then.....this has/is being “over sensationalized”! Should we be cautious.....yes! Should we join the rest of those lemmings that are in a state of panic, fighting in the grocery store isles.....No! And we will not join the masses standing in line....remember the “avoid crowds recommendation”! We have lived with the philosophy that, “No one should “ever” place themselves in a position of panic buying”! At this point, the greatest threat we have as a nation is....overreaction! Panic buying can critically affect those that actually need various items to protect and feed their families. Those that were ill prepared and chose “panic” over reasoning and logic, using the recommended practices.....will make a bad situation much worse! Whether this is real or overly “hyped” ......This should be a “wake-up call” to all of America, as to how susceptible we are as a nation, to any kind of worldwide crisis! All of us should be prepared for a “bump in the road”. We have been spoiled by the ability to almost daily go to the store for staple items. The term “self-sufficient” is apparently a term foreign to many people! We are perfectly capable of “riding this out” at our home for many months, if forced to. We’ll see how it looks “when the dust settles”! Time will determine “if” we are truly in a time of a “human extinction” pandemic or over- sensationalism by the media. memtb
memtb 03/15/20 10:31am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Idler and Tensioner Pulleys Ram 6.7

If your 6.7 routing is the same as my ‘07.....you’ gonna “have a ball”! I tackled mine with no internet service and no decal (routing diagram) under the hood. I could have replaced the clutch quicker! :M memtb
memtb 03/15/20 08:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth wheel towing question

Congratulations Rich, I think you will quickly fall in love with that 5er! We pretty much didn’t have winter except for February. The same cannot be said for your neck of the woods.....southern Wyoming got hammered pretty good. How soon are you gonna take that new rig up the Hams Fork? Twenty or so miles of gravel/dirt road oughta break it in nicely! :B you gotta place to put an elk or two in that new rig? ;) memtb Thx Todd! Yeah, we’re loving it. Now I just have to figure out how to hitch and tow. The last time we traveled the Ham’s Fork road it had rained and snowed. There’s nothing worse than mag water mud! Might be some time before we tow there. Wet “Mag Roads”.....it just doesn’t get better than that! :M My wife and I had the opportunity to enjoy these when traveling to/from work.....only added to “not” wanting to go to work! ;) memtb
memtb 03/15/20 08:30am Towing
RE: Anyone canceling trips due to Corona virus?

YES! But, “not” from our fears of getting the “bug”! We had a little 3500 mile (round trip) vacation planned, to visit family and friends....and watch two of our grandsons play baseball for a highly ranked 5A HS baseball team. Schools are closing, and baseball stopped for foreseeable future! >:( Hopefully, we can “catch” (pun intended), some games when this craziness is over! Our biggest concern is being “stuck” away from home “if” the SHTF scenario starts. There is already hysteria over something far less (so far) problematic than a typical flu season.....if you want to actually look at the CDC’s own numbers! If we were full-timers, there would be little to no concerns. But, in a worst case scenario.......I want to be safe, secure, well fed, and away from the masses. So......we’ll ride it out at the “compound”! memtb
memtb 03/15/20 08:17am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Anyone canceling trips due to Corona virus?

If you’re concerned about travel during this time of “crisis”..... crucial items can be home/ campground delivered! :B memtb https://i.imgur.com/TYYgcZxl.jpg
memtb 03/13/20 09:47am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Fifth wheel towing question

Congratulations Rich, I think you will quickly fall in love with that 5er! We pretty much didn’t have winter except for February. The same cannot be said for your neck of the woods.....southern Wyoming got hammered pretty good. How soon are you gonna take that new rig up the Hams Fork? Twenty or so miles of gravel/dirt road oughta break it in nicely! :B you gotta place to put an elk or two in that new rig? ;) memtb
memtb 03/12/20 04:31pm Towing
RE: Fifth wheel towing question

... I'm not sure about the 2004 dodge but might be that the difference between the 3/4 ton and 1 ton SRW is just the rear springs...so while you can't officially change the ratings, upgraded springs may make if functionally identical. I have a 2004 3/4 ton and you are correct, only difference between the 3/4 and 1 ton for that year is one additional leaf spring on the 3500. My truck has air bags with onboard compressor, so after hooking up my TT I can inflate my bags to level the truck and/or to a desired pressure, then when unhooking, I deflate the bags to 10 lbs. For a 3/4 ton of that year, IMHO, adding air bags is a better towing solution than adding a leaf spring. ^^^^^^^ This ^^^^^^ Plus the tire rating as previously mentioned! memtb
memtb 03/12/20 07:26am Towing
RE: Building a house, need long term RV site

When we build a house, we have the electrical meter mounted on a pole part way out the driveway. We then have a temporary panel installed to supply electricity for building the house. You could have a plug installed on the temporary panel for you to plug in to. Have a portable toilet company delivery a jobsite washroom for yourself, and the workers. You could stay on site, provide night security, and watch the house getting built. When the house is completed, you leave the meter on the pole, and run the permanent wire to the house. This way you don't have the meter on the side of your house. If you prefer to have the meter on the house, just leave enough cable to reach the house once completed. If you planned on an outside shed when you build the house, you might consider getting the shed now and using it for additional space instead of a tent for additional living. You could also wire it into the temporary service connection for lights, electric heat, hot plate, coffee pot and your needed office space. A very good point, a large shed/pole barn .....is a good thing to have. The only negative to this approach, the camper will still get to ambient temps and being completely enclosed.....you may get a good case of “cabin fever”! memtb
memtb 03/08/20 12:33pm Beginning RVing
RE: Building a house, need long term RV site

Where are you in NW Arkansas ? We have some land south of Berryville. Way back in in our youth my wife I tent camped often up there even in the winter . It can get , to me, pretty cold in the winter. We were in our tent one day it got down to -3 degrees. I have owned a pop up and it was colder than our tent. If you have the ability to live on site might get one of those rent to own style buildings and make that like an office/living room/laundry .. I agree. I used a pop-up camper my first three hunting seasons in Wyoming. The pop-up reached ambient temperatures very quickly.....and was “actually” colder than living in a tent. memtb
memtb 03/08/20 10:41am Beginning RVing
RE: Building a house, need long term RV site

“If” you will be buying property, with plans for a home......make you own RV parking site. Construct it the same as an RV park would have.....power, cable, sewer, and water, and phone (if you want a land-line). We lived on our property for 18 months while building, now we have a great set-up for preparing for our RV trips and to dump tanks and clean-up upon return. It’s also a great spot for friends/relatives to “camp-out” when in our area. But, much like building a structure for RV storage......be sure you build it bigger than you think you will “ever” need! memtb
memtb 03/08/20 10:35am Beginning RVing
RE: March or April

Properly prepared, winter “can” offer the best of camping experiences! Not prepared.....the worst! ;) memtb
memtb 03/07/20 09:58am Beginning RVing
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