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RE: proper hook up procedure?

Large, heavy, rubber chocks from Northern Tool, not Harbor Freight or Walmart cheapies. ON EDIT: Camping World also has some useless ones. Which model from Northern? I see they offer several.
obie311 08/06/19 11:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Front landing gear broke

Just be really careful where you put that jack. Find a big solid piece of frame. When my landing gear got jammed a helpful neighbor put his bottle jack under the door frame for the generator compartment behind the hitch and bent it. The RV repairman brought two garage type floor jacks and slowly jacked up each side a little at a time to prevent tweaking the frame. Take it slow, easy, and safe.
obie311 08/04/19 11:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: proper hook up procedure?

OK I've got it now. Rubber chocks from Horrible Freight OK? I do the "bump" test now but the advice to only slightly raise the front legs makes a lot of common sense in case the hitch is not fully latched. Thanks for the help.
obie311 08/04/19 11:46pm Fifth-Wheels
proper hook up procedure?

No, I'm not looking for dating advice. Happily married for many years. What's the best practice to keep the trailer from rolling backwards as you back the fifth wheel hitch under the trailer? I'm worried about stressing and jamming the front leveling legs with an aft motion. My 5'er came with a Lippert Ground Control 3.0. Do you use rubber chocks on the trailer wheels? Can you just jerk out the break-away switch and electrically lock the trailer wheels even if the brake umbilical is not yet attached to the tow vehicle?
obie311 08/04/19 06:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Honda 2200 inverter discontinued??

obie311 02/20/19 01:33pm Tech Issues
Honda 2200 inverter discontinued??

Has anybody run across a killer close-out price on a pair of Honda 2200 inverter generators? I'm in the market. The replacement 3000 gennie weighs about 130#. Too much for my tired old bod to lug around.
obie311 02/20/19 01:01pm Tech Issues
RE: best RV trip planning app for MacBook?

Thanks! We went with RV Trip Wizard. It seems to have a lot of depth that will be useful to us. Yeah I didn't see much advantage to OnStar considering what it cost. Looking into hotspots with unlimited data (even if throttled). Would appreciate recs for a few reliable plans at a decent rate.
obie311 01/22/19 04:59pm Roads and Routes
best RV trip planning app for MacBook?

mods: please move to another forum if you think I have posted in the wrong place We're planning our first long RV trip. I am a former (medically grounded) pilot so I'm good with maps and trip planning. However I'll be doing the driving so I want my wife to be conversant with trip planning and modification on the go with her MacBook. I don't mind spending the money for a good reliable app or program so I don't want freeware with distracting ads. Also how do you connect with the internet while on the Road? Do you use your cellphones data plan? How about OnStar? Our truck has it but the charge for unlimited data seems pretty expensive. I don't much care for the other "services" it offers. Retired newbies here getting our feet wet for the first time so we'd appreciate all the help you can give.
obie311 01/21/19 12:23pm Roads and Routes
110V air compressor for 5'er?

Okay I'm a relative noobie about to set sail in a Westerly direction for some warmer weather soon. Got a 35' OAL Arctic Fox 5'er. A couple of years ago I had a $100 Amazon gift card to burn and I applied to a Makita MAC7000. https://www.toolup.com/product-images/Makita-MAC700_01.jpg?resizeid=36&resizeh=510&resizew=510 I got tired of going to convenience store coin operated air pumps when I needed to touch up my motorcycle tires before a ride. It was money well spent. This year after I got the 5'er and a Dually I treated myself to a Milton oil damped analog inflator for the compressor. https://www.tooltopia.com/_img/MIL/MILS576A.jpg It's double ended so it's easy peazy to air up a truck or RV tire. The coolest thing is the "bleed" button. You just over-inflate a little and bleed down to the exact psi you need. The compressor weighs 52# so I'm wondering if it's worth the payload to haul this thing w/ me on the road for two or three months? Will this be a handy item for my rig or a waste of payload and space?
obie311 12/22/18 11:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tight sewer hose connections

Thanks to whomever gave this thread a 'Bump' I read it a long time ago and could not find it again to post a reply. Harbor Freight Channel lock Turns out in the largest setting.. These are PERFECT for the job. Last used mine.... yesterday. Are the 9" Channellocks big enough to fit the sewer cap comfortably or should I step up to the Channellock 2012 pliers12" version??
obie311 12/13/18 05:09pm General RVing Issues
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