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RE: help with skirt fender

OK I can't find their web address but I have gotten misc RV exterior parts including skirts from a company called Ikon, maybe someone has their address. Wait! I found it searching my email: Icondirect I just recently ordered a skirt from these folks. They were prompt, had it in two days. While the fit was good, the finish was different, and not as pictured when ordering. My oem skirt was bright white smooth, and skirt received, a dull textured white one. This outfit makes these skirts, and seem okay, but to get a good match, you may need two. Jerry "...... but to get a good match you may need two". Or - a can of spray paint. "Generic" color.....or - Any automotive paint supplier will mix a can of matching (spray) paint for about $10. Take along your "good" skirt for matching purposes.
ol Bombero-JC 10/25/19 12:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Oops, Dodge just threw you under the bus...

...."Doubled down" - at the Desert Captain's Casino! ~
ol Bombero-JC 10/25/19 12:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Oops, Dodge just threw you under the bus...

For the first time the latest commercials from Dodge are now calling their Half ton Dodge Ram's "Light Duty Pickups". The commercials don't verbally say so but the print on the screen is quite clear. I know it is just marketing but then again many of the Ram so called half tons come with well under 1,000# of payload so maybe they have a point. Pardon my chuckling but after having a Doge Ram 4X4 crew cab guy tell me that my Honda Ridgeline was not a "Real truck" it is hard to keep a straight face. His "Real Truck" comes in at 977# of payload so maybe the new Dodge commercials are right. For the record... Ridgeline, Tacoma, Colorado, Ranger, Yukon and even the Frontier typically have more payload than the venerable Dodge Ram. :B Potential "debate / discussion" too hot for you? Worried about the "flamers" ?? You've been in the Desert too long! Why not post in the *TOW VEHICLES* forum ?? No guts, no glory (or whatever), ROTFL :B
ol Bombero-JC 10/25/19 12:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Those with portable surge protector

While plugged in at your home do you always use your surge protector? I can see why to always use at campgrounds because of lots of things there. High demand on power causing low voltage- high voltage-bad wiring-etc etc. But at home those are not near as likely to happen. Just curious what other do. It would seem some of the posters are of the opinion you are asking if you use your portable surge protector for surge protection *INSIDE* your "sticks and bricks" HOUSE (home). While AT your home - why not use it for your RV - just like you would at a campground? I've never experienced a surge event AT at campground - but I have had same happen at my "sticks and bricks" - relatively new home, major power company. Power (utility) company had power outage. When they powered back up (on) - surge cost me a fairly expensive electronic device. Lesson learned - use individual surge protectors for same IN YOUR HOME - (or whole house protection at your electrical panel). As already noted: RV surge protectors -no matter what kind, including PI - will *NOT* protect your *RV* from *LIGHTNING* strikes!..:( Thunderstorms, lightning potential: Disconnect from pedestal (as in "unplug"). :C
ol Bombero-JC 10/21/19 02:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Dead microwave

There are a plethora of sizes of microwaves on the shelves now that would fit. "Plethora" -and then some- for sure! Wonder why the need to ask? Measure. If not an exact fit - A bit of "creative molding" (easy) will take care of anything smaller than the opening. ~
ol Bombero-JC 10/13/19 01:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Pomona (Fontana) CA RV show

I see that the show this year is in a different location, and is only 9 days. Didn't it used to be considerably longer than that? Yes. Maybe. ......and - - How many days did you need?...:@ ~
ol Bombero-JC 10/13/19 12:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Good RV repair shop

Why would CW ignore you? Parts, labor...a fairly nice profit. Because it's CW...:S..:S..:S And the OP's first mistake!..:R ~
ol Bombero-JC 10/13/19 12:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

No Campfires..........PLEASE post those CGs Call them out We should start an ongoing list that gets updated frequently That way I can pick which ones I will partonize cause I hate campfires! Not so much hate them.....it's just there are MORE & More inept campers that do NOT know how to have a campfire. They think smoldering/smokey is good vs an actual fire And then they go inside! YEAH.CGs with NO Campfires. I like the concept Please post the list - if you find one! Let the "camper" choose his option...:C Like OB - I'm in the "no thanks" group - been at too many campgrounds where you choke on your inconsiderate neighbor's smoke..:( ~
ol Bombero-JC 10/13/19 12:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Bus crash on Utah 12

RV'ing subject? I thought it was a tour bus. Are we just supposed to gawk and look at the wreckage? Why post about a disaster where people were killed? What does a person learn about this wreck? Don't ride in a tour bus? Well said. Gee Whiz - another tragedy - better post it for the ghouls. Same thing that was covered on local and national news..:S *If* you missed it - you live in a cave, with no RV. If you can't apply whatever "lesson" might be learned without seeing it *repeated* on an internet site.....it sure won't help (here). IMO - rates an "auto delete"...:( ~
ol Bombero-JC 10/08/19 01:54am General RVing Issues
RE: US Border agent gave my passport to.....??

Political? To avoid "politics" while discussing the instant issue is like trying to avoid discussing water while treading and drinking it. Pass on drinking the KoolAid! :E
ol Bombero-JC 10/08/19 01:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Tire cables or chains

How many folks carry tire chains or cables for their motor home? Our Winnebago Sunstar is 18000 pounds and we are planning to travel mid October from Calgary to Spokane then further west to the coast and south to California. Seems you (or your brother) posted the same question on the SKPs forums. Received good answers - if not you, go there and search "chains". Check with the DOT(s) for the states you will be traveling through - for the requirements as well as which type/s of chains are acceptable. Req's may also include date you are req'd to "have" chains with you. The state DOTs are lots more reliable than folks on an internet site..:W ~
ol Bombero-JC 10/08/19 01:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Will fifth wheel front hit truck back window?

Hi. This question applies to anyone with a 2008 or newer Canadian built Citation Supreme or Corsair Excella 5th wheel. These units have a rounded front and not a flat front. I have a Dodge Ram with a 6'4" box and a B & W Companion fixed (not slider) 5th wheel hitch mounted in the usual position between the wheel wells. Will the front of one of these 5th wheels hit the rear window of the truck on a hard turn? I'm thinking because of the rounded front of the 5th wheel I may be safe. Thanks After reading the replies: 1. Roll the dice with a test or whatever suggestion/s you like. 2. Shouldn't be any big deal - you paid how much for your truck & trailer - why cheap out...:h Buy either a manual or auto slider..:W ~
ol Bombero-JC 09/20/19 12:53am Fifth-Wheels
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
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