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RE: Propane cover

Hey Mike - As you can see - this forum gets *VERY LITTLE* activity! Chances of replies = Slim & None!...:( Suggest you re-post to the "General RVing Issues" forum!...:C BTW - revise your title (subject) a bit, as the forum/s don't permit duplicate posts...:W Good luck. ~
ol Bombero-JC 06/26/22 08:39pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: What's the real scoop on propane tank re-certification?

Try AmeriGas in Oxnard The OP is in Simi Valley - looooong way to Oxnard !!....:E (and -Yikes!-you're in Fresno ??) With a little bit of effort *locally* you can find a *convenient* place to refill. About 3 miles from my home in Orange County, a local gas/diesel station refills tanks at a good price...:C (they do a good business filling tanks - often several folks waiting!) *NEVER* had the attendant that comes out to the giant supply tank - check the date on the 20# or 40# tank you want him to fill...:W Como se dice...."gracias amigo!"...:W ~
ol Bombero-JC 06/26/22 12:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Got the insurance money but I can't I do this myself?

Just over 5k damage for this. I think I will fix it my self. You can see there are three colors to match on the "J" wrap plus the two vertical pcs of trim at each end of the slide has to be removed. For the time and money I will straighten out the bent portion and buy new wheel well trim and have it painted. I also have a plan to make a pc of sheetmetal to cap the damaged under belly and simply straighten out and paint the support pc. At least 4 grand in my pocket. Last pic is pre damage. What brand are/were the tires ?? .
ol Bombero-JC 06/26/22 11:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting gas with long trailer?

Execute: "Plan Ahead!" when you're down to 1/4 tank of fuel. Never found a station I "needed" for diesel -with 5th hitched- if I 'executed' properly. *If* you can't do the Boy Scout thing - carry a 5gal can of diesel. *If* you can't remember to do either one - practice backing (a lot). :W .
ol Bombero-JC 06/26/22 11:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Email Issues - Just looking for ideas..

Rather than just deleting spam emails, report them as junk. It takes a while, but if you do that consistently, those emails will automatically go to your junk folder.I agree. Deleting is not enough. Report as spam. Reporting doesn't prevent the same spammers from targeting your email as it just blocks sender's specific address. Since they are aware of this, they create new email addresses knowing that a certain percent will always get through. To a point. I use Juno and if I keep reporting items as junk, their system identifies subject line and will filter emails with similar subject lines even if the sender email is different. For it to be effective though, I have to use Juno's online email system to identify emails as junk. If I do it through a third party like Thunderbird, it doesn't work. Wow! Learn something new every day! I thought Juno had died yeas ago and gone to cyber-heaven! ~
ol Bombero-JC 05/28/22 12:33pm Technology Corner
RE: Starlink for RV's Just Released Announcement

Doesn't Starlink still require a 180 degree view of the sky? If so this would kind of limit one's camping options. Dave No, it does not. Wow! Compliments on a short and concise answer! How do you feel about the oceanfront property in Arizona? Satellite "bean counters"? :W..:R .
ol Bombero-JC 05/28/22 12:23pm Technology Corner
RE: Fuel Availability

Can't cry about $6/gallon fuel. Ask a Canadian what they are paying. I looked long & hard for a Canadian to ask! Couldn't find one! :B..:B .
ol Bombero-JC 05/28/22 12:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is there an Air Conditioner using Inverter Compressor

I love the split systems that I have in my home. Now that I have the roof on my 2000 Bounder 34T cleared for recovering I'm wondering if anybody makes an inverter system unit for RV's. There are some 12VDC or 24VDC A/C systems designed for trucks, but nothing in the RV specific market. Some people have taken residential mini-split systems which do use inverter powered compressors and installed on RV. Not sure how well they would handle all of the bouncing around. If you are a HVAC person, it would not be difficult to build your own. All of the parts are readily available. You can of course run an A/C off of an inverter if you have a large enough one and sufficient battery power. The big win on 12VDC compressors is that they actually use 3 phase AC motors. 3 phase motors are much more energy efficient than straight DC or single phase AC. OP: Try a search on the Escapees Heavy Duty Truck ("HDT") forum. I recall some of the HDT owners (usually Volvo with integrated sleepers) using Mini-splits. Of course the cab is a small area. However, possibly some may have *also* done something similar for the 40ft 5th wheel trlrs they tow. ~
ol Bombero-JC 05/14/22 09:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Boondocking in Ventura County, CA

Passing through Ventura County, CA. Anyone got tips on boondocking spots? Considering Walmart and other spots. Thank you! Apparently the Mods don't appreciate So. CA *facts*. Easy answer - No boondocking or Walmart "overnighting" available. No truck stops where you would like to spend the night. Rest areas are few and far between - and jam-packed! True: Most (if not all ) Walmarts ban overnighting - due to folks who have turned "overnighting" into long-term "camping" with run-down RVs. The So. CA city which I worked for (30 years) fought long and hard *not* to even allow a Walmart within the city limits! Why? The adjoining city had one - which became a homeless (with RVs) "campground". In San Diego, Orange, L.A., Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties (and any city/county close to the ocean - search out paid campground listings (off the interstates) and check for offerings and availability. *If* you are traveling inland (like I-5) - your chances greatly improve north of L.A. Campgrounds on or close to the beaches - sell out (filled) six months in advance when reservations open for summer. Trying to be honest - been in So CA for 80 yrs, camping (in RVs) since 1976. As the saying goes - it is what it is. ~
ol Bombero-JC 04/26/22 06:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Pad Size + turnaround space

Many/some property owners in Tuscon, AZ have an RV pad to rent out to the snowbirds - usually *not* in the hottest summer months, although some do year-long rentals (Canadians leave 5th wheel "on site"). Try searching for ads in forums that allow rental information (& Craigslist, etc.) and see what is available for comparison. Owners usually list "amenities" (space, drive-thru, etc.) as well as price. ~
ol Bombero-JC 04/21/22 11:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: ZEP Floor Wax Update

Thanks for the update. For anyone looking for old threads, before Zep - search on "Red Max Pro" in the archives (topics over 12 months old). Over the years there was lots of discussion & info. ~
ol Bombero-JC 04/21/22 11:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV recovery!

Knowing when to stop is a valuable skill. It can be learned. Sad story. Private pilots know - sometimes the most difficult aerial maneuver is a 180 !! Applies to ground travel also. ~
ol Bombero-JC 04/21/22 11:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Getting gas with long trailer?

Wow, so many people overthink this !! ......you can tell before you try to pull in if it is a good gas station or not. Along the interstate I would venture to guess 90% of gas stations can accommodate a larger rig. Not at the Diesel island, at all islands. I drive a diesel but always use the standard islands, don't like the dedicated truck islands and I'm not one to get in the way of a commercial trucker. I have never planned ahead other than to only stop for gas when I can see that there are multiple choices or that the station can accommodate me, this is easy to see before you take the exit. Also, if there is a Love's or other truck stop, I have found the gas islands are wide and easy to get in and out of. The OP - thread starter - is making (fueling) mountains out of mole (ant?) hills! I'm 55' long (truck & 5th wheel) & TTs before that. NEVER had a problem with various crew-cab gas & diesel tow vehicles. The OP shouldn't either.... if he simply pays attention to his options (as above)...and doesn't decide he "desperately" needs fuel when the gauge is on "E"..:S ~
ol Bombero-JC 04/15/22 12:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Interesting Product Coming RV-DE-FENDER

Here's an interesting new product coming to help reduce damage from tire blowouts. Looks like it will be available sometime this summer. Thoughts? https://rv-de-fender.com/lets-go/?referral=2dfh8xf&refSource=copy TT's since 1976. Couple of gas MHs along the way. 5th wheel since 2005. *NEVER* had a blow out !!....:) Of course, "Murphy" says a blow out is a possibility "sometime"...:( Pressure & Temp monitors, and pay attn to the tires = you bet!...:C However, I'll take the chance, run the risk *without* a/the "RV-de-fender"!..:W
ol Bombero-JC 04/15/22 12:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Selling RV, urgent help needed on proper process California

Congrats on completing the sale....hassle free!..:C Especially the CA DMV part!...:B Hope the learning curve goes well for the French Tourists!..:W ~
ol Bombero-JC 04/13/22 09:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Selling RV, urgent help needed on proper process California

HOWEVER---I don't live in CA. Wow - that says it all !! HOWEVER---I *DO* live in Orange County, CA. You didn't say gas or diesel. You (or the buyers) can have it smogged. Theoretically, it's up to you. Take it to a test only station. DMV - the buyers will pay sales tax and vehicle registration at the DMV. That is supposed to be within ten days. Note: BE SURE you get the buyer's info (Name, address, etc.) to include on the notice of sale YOU will send to the DMV. Blank forms available at any DMV and AAA (if you're a member). I won't go into the "how to" part - for funds. Figure you already know that, and advice from folks from other states should apply. (I would do same - the transfer of funds - at your bank). Hope all goes well with your transaction! On edit: *If* the buyer is taking the RV out of CA, there is no need to have a smog check or visit the DMV. Whatever is req'd by his home state would apply. Just make sure you notify the DMV of the sale with the new owner's non CA *residence* info. (so you are not obligated to have it smogged in CA and removed from the title). BTW - poster in FL saying, "just call the DMV"....is hilarious, ROTFL :)
ol Bombero-JC 04/05/22 07:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dish network internet

We started with WildBlue many years ago. Then moved to Excede for faster service sometime along the way. Viasat bought out Excede but we are still using our Excede account and hardware. I knew there was one name I was forgetting EXCEED. that's what Bob used.. I never used it but Bob did. (K9EID, Robert Gene Heil, member Rock and Roll hall of fame, Producer of Microphones, accessories and sound systems. Noted amateur radio operator. Theater organist, (among other instruments) and electronics engineer. Wow, gee whiz! Bob is quite a guy, even if I never heard of him, LOL. Wonder if he/you know the story of Leo Fender, the Stratocaster, the "Showman and Dual Showman" amps, & Dick Dale..."King of the Surf Guitar"? Maybe Heil Ave. in Huntington Beach, CA ("Surf City") is named after Bob - like Fender St. in Fullerton, CA - which *was* named due to Leo Fender and his many famous guitars. BTW - more worthless trivia...as a lowly "Computer Operator" back in the 60's I worked with Jules Schwartz - the originator of the JOVIAL computer language - at SDC (System Development in Santa Monica. Another "think tank" spin-off from the Rand Corp, which is still in business. We would time share every morning (about 6AM), two IBM 360-65s, with the Pentagon. JOVIAL (Jules Own Version of the International Algebraic Language) is still in use in some military applications. (Google any of those!) :B..:R .
ol Bombero-JC 04/03/22 01:45pm Technology Corner
RE: Fulltiming Coming to an End, But Travelling Is Not

MtnMike - notice that *this* forum receives only a small number of replies. They're all good....just not very many. Suggest you post (as a new thread - duplicates are not allowed) in *at least* "General RVing Issues" forum, and/or the Class A and Class C forums - as lots of the posters (in the A & C) have had both. When(if) you go for a ride in either style of MH - make sure you take a cruise on a "local" road/highway - - rather than a smooth freeway or well-maintained blvd.....to get the "real feel"!! Good luck with your search.
ol Bombero-JC 04/03/22 01:26pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Can you jump your 5’er with your truck?

GEEZE My first impression was you were talking about jumping the 5er like the Dukes. Maybe I need more coffee. "Can you jump your 5'er with your truck?" From the side would be best. Calculate the required speed & a launch ramp of appropriate length..:W Check with Robbie Knievel. All kidding aside, if you "jump" your 5'er *batteries* with your truck, chances are the trlr still won't start. .
ol Bombero-JC 04/02/22 08:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer caddies

Caddy for 15K FW? I'm thinking modified fork lift, or bobcat? Jerry Explored all the same Bobcat in decent condition = very expensive & may need accessories. Fork lift - there are ready-made modifications available. Many/most dealers -and many repair facilities- use fork lifts to move 5th wheels. Ask around. Expect to pay about $2K or more. Downside = *if* you need repairs that aren't DIY, you may need to transport an inoperative fork lift to a repair facility. Could be expensive! Also, used (cheap?) fork lifts may have seen better days. Answer = Parkit 360. Mfg in Canada - Very impressive, but pricey! Caveat/s from Parkit: Do not exceed dolly's rated capacity. Do not operate on more than a 4% grade. The reps can (usually) be found at larger RV shows. Good luck with your dilemma! ~
ol Bombero-JC 04/02/22 06:30pm Fifth-Wheels
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