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RE: Class A stuck next to house!

Try these: TurfStone concrete pavers Depending on mfgr = "TurfStone" or "TurfBlock" - size indicated, 54# ea. Used for fire apparatus access over grass area next to apartment bldgs. Once installed, we would always test with tandem axle ladder truck - 40 thousand pounds! I used them for a section of lawn between the sidewalk and the pad on the side of my house. Once grass has grown in (in the "squares") - you would never know it's under there. In twenty years - no sinking. You will leave marks on the grass. :C
ol Bombero-JC 09/13/19 12:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Surge power protector- hard wire or portable?

I have room behind a panel to put the hard wire version. But what if for some reason it goes south? Now your going to have to wire around to restore power.Make it plug and play by putting plugs on each side? If I do that why not just use a portable unit and install behind the panel? Or just use the portable unit plugging into the power pedestal? Taking the chance of someone walking off with it-water intrusion and just having to deal with every time you set up and leave. What's you thoughts? I'm sure there's more + and - to each one. I don't expect it to "go south", however -Yes- to your first paragraph. (And - no need to have it outside!) I have 3 choices with my portable PI - which is always inside - (Out of sight, behind sliding panel). Short section of cable from power panel to 50amp female plug. PI located there. Then....... 1. "Normal" = Connected to the 12V powered cord reel (pull out amt of quality -flexible- cord necessary, push button to retract cord). No "anaconda" to fight! 2. Connect to "original" wiring to the Marinco connection at the rear of the 5th wheel. (If the pedestal is in the rear) Use 15' short 50 amp extension cord to the pedestal. Only needed this once in 13 years. This also allows me to go back to "original" if I sell the 5th and wish to take the powered cord reel (& cord) with me to the next one. 3. Connect to 30amp cord - to use the gen in pickup bed. Yes - the portable is "in line" to one (only *one* of the three choices possible) with 50 amp male & female plugs. It can be removed if desired. :C
ol Bombero-JC 09/04/19 03:13am General RVing Issues
RE: 50 Amp Surge Guard Issue?

*If* it was a PI - send it in, get a replacement......but it's not, soooo...... You need to bite the bullet and get a PI. No "funerals" necessary. BTW - PI will indicate voltage on each leg. ~
ol Bombero-JC 09/04/19 02:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Where do Americans list their RV's ?

Google: Craigslist (all one word). Add the name of the city or county whereyou wish to search. Example: Craigslist: Los Angeles. You will find a lengthy list of services and "things" *For Sale* - including cars, trucks, & RVs. Then you can narrow it down by the type of RV. Listings usually include pictures of the RV. BTW - A Craigslist listing has successfully sold a fishing boat, and a travel trailer for me in record time! If you are a seller - I suggest using a voice mail (only) phone number with an outgoing message. Tell callers you will return calls in order received. You can "sort out" the obvious bogus calls, as well as early morning or late night calls. When item (RV or?) is sold, change message to reflect that fact. Besides those previously listed - another is Ebay. ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/29/19 01:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Rough Ride

Last fall, I installed a set of Sailun tires on my Montana, upgrading to G rated tires. I’m running only 90-95 pounds in the tires. They are shaking the camper quite a bit. Last week, we cravked three crock pots on the way home. Does anyone else experience this? WAY overkill on the tires. Bet it's placarded for D tires, so E tires would have been much more appropriate. I'd say run them at 70-80 and see how it rides. Sell the Sailuns and get some Endurance. Lyle Ditto on the "overkill"!..:R WHY the G rated tires??..:h Lowering the psi probably won't help...:( Shocks are good - if you don't have them already - but not going to solve the "overkill". Trlr in his profile = 29 ft and he had E rated tires previously. If true - why unhappy with 'em? (IMO X-2) Sell those "G" tires, and go back to a quality "E"...:W .
ol Bombero-JC 08/27/19 02:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Good Sam Standby Sams

Sam Standby? Been a member years and never heard of it. Just keep watching this forum - Apparently C.B. thinks the more threads he starts with this topic, the more results he will get...:R BAD Sam, C.B.! ..:( .
ol Bombero-JC 08/27/19 02:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Confessions of an RV Salesman

These articles are just "click bait" to promote the people/businesses running ads on their site. I know many RV salespeople, many are my friends and I would trust them more than someone who publishes an anonymously written slam piece. You can replace RV Salesperson with anything, Car Salesperson, Pharmacist, Doctor, roofer, mechanic, anything. You make up your own mind who you want to deal with and if you feel good about it you win. Nice try Mac or whatever your name really is. You should have stated, "You can replace an RV salesperson with anyone" - period! Example: Pomona (CA) RV show - it's a biggie! Walking past a display of RVs, I asked a salesman if I could have a brochure. He stated he didn't know where to find one. Having seen the stcak of them in a compt of the RV we were standing next to, I pointed that out. (He thanked me for the help). Nice guy, so foolishly, I asked a question about the RV. No clue. He said it was his first day on the job!! Same show. A friend was in the market for a high-end MH. He made an *appointment* for a test drive. The RV business *owner* (had his card) asked him to wait a few minutes. While killing time he was in the back of one of the MoHos and overheard two salesmen up front. One asked the other who is "the guy in back"? Ans: "Just some lookie loo". He left - purchased a used Foretravel from a pp. Often a buyer -even with minimal knowledge- will be better informed than the salespeople. The occupations you named *ALL* require some "background" - either experience, education - or both. (IMO) RV salespersons have only two requirements: Alive and be able to speak..:R ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/20/19 12:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping guide

Has anyone received a gift of a free "rv and camping guide" from recreation group in california Easy answer, "NO". What "recreation group" ?? What are they promoting?? Most likely, the "guide" is for some kind of camping membership organization. BTW - since it's free - keep or toss as you see fit..:S...:S Yes - that's a double duh! ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/20/19 12:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: How High???

Absolutely no idea. Design for disaster!!...:R ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/20/19 11:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping on my lot against zoning law

If the OP is using a sewer connection and is not paying a water bill, in my town that's a " theft of service " as the sewer fee is part of the water bill. The neighbor must be a relative and used to him " mooching " stuff like the water. I say get it moved. Not sure about that " theft of service " stuff, if the neighbor has agreed to using their water. I would think it would cost the same for the water to go down neighbor's drain, and the bill is getting paid...If water and sewer are separate bills then if he's not paying a sewer bill and using the sewer drain, then "theft of services" could very well apply. However most sewer bills are collected by threatening to disconnect the water. Since he has no water connection... I kind of feel since he's living within the city limits, and paying for no city services, he's kind of a leech. All take but no give. Well said. The OP has gotten a "free ride" for 5 months. If he can do that - why not others? Surprised at the replies encouraging him to be a scofflaw!..:( Time to stop being a freeloader, be an honest citizen of whatever community - or *move* (to an RV park, or?)...:S ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/20/19 11:48am General RVing Issues
RE: How do you store your power supply extension cord

Best RV "investment" I ever made! 12V "powered" cord reel - w/ *much* more flexible 50 amp cord! Pull out amount you need - push button to retract. Mounted in front compt (pre-connected to trlr elect panel) Options: Connect to pedestal, or gen in back of pickup, or original outlet at rear of trlr (then to pedestal w/ short extension). Investment? When (if) I sell the trlr, it can go along with me (& trlr to option #3) - with the original "Anaconda" ready for the bucket brigade. :C
ol Bombero-JC 08/20/19 02:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Kidde Fire Extinguisher recall

They replaced two for me. Were supposed to do one more. After several follow ups I gave up and just bought a new one. Hope the brand you purchased had *metal* parts - handle, nozzle, etc. Back When - commercial occupancies & apt bldgs of 4 units or more were req'd to have extinguishers (or multiple extinguishers) of 2A 10BC rating. (still are - requirements may vary by local codes). We couldn't "suggest" which brand to purchase, however we would comment on which brand purchasers were unhappy with when the extinguisher service folks came around - due to plastic part/s failures, breakage, etc. (Buyer beware!) Kiddie extinguishers received low marks! (And that goes back to 1972 also, LOL) :W
ol Bombero-JC 08/18/19 05:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: using wifi while camping

I’d stick a battery charger on it and be done. Way too easy! Kinda makes you wonder why did he ask..:@ ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/17/19 08:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Escapees RV Forum

Didn't know there was a problem - on it just about daily, from the time of the OPs post to current. Current = Aug 17, about 2PM (Pacific)- before going over (here) to RV Net. As anyone using the internet and/or forums knows - - "Stuff" happens! ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/17/19 03:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Short Beds w/out Sliding Hitch

Why "cheap-out" on the cost of a slider? Great "insurance" - even if you never need it. I have a SB with a PR SuperGlide - it (often) does what it's supposed to do!. Also, excellent re-sale value on sliders. Check with the trlr mfgr before using a goose-neck hitch. Many trlr mfgr's (frames) are not capable of same. (void your warranty). BTW I've had both SB & LB pickups. I prefer the short bed. Go with whichever is *YOUR* choice...:W ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/07/19 02:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I need a large 5th wheel but am I looking too large?

Suggest you visit the Escapees HDT forum. LOTS of long, heavy 5th wheel owners there - lots of info & experience! Escapees also has an MDT forum. Length is *NOT* reciprocal between states. "Getting away" with excess length may work "sometimes" - but when it doesn't you *WILL* be in a jam! 65 ft (combined length) max...:W ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/07/19 02:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you contribute ?

I know that many of us use various APPs for finding facilities. We look at ratings?, comments, locations, inclusions, prices (if applicable) and what ever else. We use AllStays, Gas Buddy, Free RV parking, RV Park Reviews and many others. My question is how many actually contribute their knowledge to improve or maintain these valuable resources ? Writing a book - or what?...... EXACT same post (question) on Escapees forums. ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/07/19 01:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Class B on a Dodge Chassis - When did they go bad?

just my .02cts they still are ,owned three dodge products and they were junk from day one. seems to be the cheaper of the big three. NEVER owned a Dodge product until I bought a Dodge CTD pickup. Best pickup I have ever owned - and prior to that I've had an equal number of bow ties and blue ovals. Absolute worst of the bunch was an '85 Ferd diesel.....although way back when I was foolish enough to buy a new Ferd Van. ANYONE considering a new truck (or truck chassis) vehicle should visit the respective sites for that brand - see what problems the "brand loyal" OWNERS are having, returns to the dealer for warranty work, etc. ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/06/19 01:09am Tech Issues
RE: Curious how RV sales in Canada are doing these days?

RV sales are booming! Price doesn't seem to be an issue these days. My crystal ball indicates exactly the same thing..:W And....just plain WOW to those used pickup prices!..:R ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/06/19 12:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Good Sam Standby Sams

Had similar with a M/C club. List of people and what they would help with, tools, transportation, trailer for broke down, work space etc. I put people up in my yard & helped with tools and shop for repairs. Country folks are used to helping others. There's no need to be part of an organization (or club) to be a Good Samaritan!..:S (IMO) I don't need a smiley face on my vehicle or RV to render assistance - or expect assistance. Also - Most folks have an Emergency Road Service (ERS) plan if help is needed. Maybe it's GS, CN, AAA, or? - The "for profit" providers should be able to render assistance - with appropriate equipment -AND- know how to use it. BTW - The MC club: American Motorcyclist Assoc (AMA) offers road service for $50 per year. No need to own -or have- a MC with you. Will tow (limit = 35 miles) *whatever* you are driving!..:C (For me it's my "backup" ERS). Liability: On another thread a helpful(?) poster recommends cleaning faded RV fenders with a rag soaked in *gasoline*..:(..:( That kind of "help" could be very detrimental - to/for someone who doesn't recognize the hazard(s) involved...:S ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/03/19 12:43pm General RVing Issues
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