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RE: 1979 dodge mobile traveler 360cl wont pass emissions

Per California DMV at https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/vr/smogfaq "Currently, smog inspections are required for all vehicles EXCEPT diesel powered vehicles 1997 year model and older or with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) of more than 14,000 lbs, electric, natural gas powered vehicles over 14,000 lbs, motorcycles, trailers, or gasoline powered vehicles 1975 and older." The OP is in UTAH..:S Ignore the drivel from South of the Border!.. Even in CA there is a simple "work around". (which should solve your Utah problem) OP - sent you a PM. ~
ol Bombero-JC 07/20/19 12:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Estimated generator price

Guys, a friend of ours died recently and has a Yahama 2000 generator that is very lightly used and about four years old. Went over yesterday and it started with about three pulls after sitting for two years. It ran great but the widow wants to sell it and was wondering what kind of price would be appropriate. Any help would be much appreciated. Check the comps on Craigslist - and price accordingly. :C
ol Bombero-JC 07/20/19 12:09pm Tech Issues
RE: private land camping questions, cell booster suggestions

Any advice, suggestions on a cell booster that'd allow for good data, and voice connections out in the boonies like that? As always, all (well, most) comments, suggestions, etc. are welcome and appreciated. :) RVs on private land: Depends on local regs & ordinances. Cell booster, etc - best info = *Technology Corner* forum here. (NOT Tech Issues) ~
ol Bombero-JC 07/20/19 11:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Dogs

I love dogs. We had dogs as kids. These were loving family pets. As an adult, I also had my own dogs. While camping last week, I was surprised by the presence of dogs and their impact on the campground. We were are Merrill Campground at Eagle Lake. Dogs like to protect their space, their owners, and the way they do that is go out to the full extent of their leash and bark. What surprised me was the 2-3 (or more) dogs per campsite, and the constant barking followed by the owners "barking" at their dogs to hush them. Merrill Campground is in the Lassen National Forest. Perhaps since most of my other camping experiences are in far less developed areas, I was just in for a little surprise with the pets. Well, Gee Whiz! Whoopee - or negative whoopee! You'll be dog gone (hopefully)..:S
ol Bombero-JC 07/20/19 11:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Length and Height

Have you ever had an RV (of any type) before? If not - maybe you should encourage a "trial run" for a weekend (or?) in a rental. ("Try before you buy") You won't be able to rent a 5th wheel - but lots of Class C (Motor Home) rentals available. The flat roof is pretty much a non-issue for 5th wheels. The "slope" is really to compensate for the higher ceiling in the bedrooms - drainage is a secondary "benefit". You will find most TTs have flat roofs. ~
ol Bombero-JC 06/18/19 12:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 10 ply tires?

Hello Any issues going from d range 8 ply 65 psi to 10 ply 80 psi, on the stock rims on my rockwood 8281ws? Thanks Crawl under the trailer with a flash light and a rag. Look at the back side of your rims for a max inflation stamp. Good advice. BTW: ignore the recommendation for Goodyear Endurance.
ol Bombero-JC 06/11/19 05:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need list of states where Walmarts have wine!

See the thread "Parking at Walmart" - started by DReisinger. The WalMart he located in Fleming Island, Fl - just south of Jacksonville - has lots of... "WHINE"....he's it ! ROTFL :B
ol Bombero-JC 06/11/19 05:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Legal or safety issues carrying diesel fuel containers in RV

As long as the basement hatch is separate enough from the cabin to keep the smells out I don't see a problem. If it's connected somehow I'd worry about the stank. There are a ton of options for hanging it on the outside of your motorhome if the smell issue is a problem, off the bumper, spare tire, etc. The "stank" could be a problem. X-2 for outside. ~
ol Bombero-JC 05/14/19 01:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Bed struts

I always recommend that people look into replacing bed struts with linear actuators. The project is basically the same but you will never have to lift the bed again. I push a button on my remote and the bed goes up and down by itself. Each of my actuators has a 300 lb. rating so I can raise the bed even when there is stuff piled on it.How much does that convenience cost? I'm thinking it would have to be a lot more than a couple of simple gas struts. I always recommend adding basic details to your simple solution! Such as: Sourced from?..:@ OK! - Sounds good - (as "ryder" asks)... but what's the cost?..:h ~
ol Bombero-JC 05/08/19 07:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 77 years ago, The Doolittle Raid

I watch for new release WWII (non fiction) books. Here ya go: (Never been told before!) "Hell Above Earth", author - Stephen Frater. B-17 pilot - Werner Goering (Hermann's nephew!) Got his wings - base commander notified FBI. FBI in a quandary, what to do?? - LOTS of "What ifs". Solution - another B-17 pilot (way more hours - but was being utilized for pilot training in the states)......was recruited by the FBI, assigned as co-pilot for Werner - with secret orders: *If* aircraft was in danger of going down in enemy territory -Germany- (regardless of circumstances) - the co-pilot was to kill the pilot! Co-pilot never told Werner of "his assignment" during WWII. Werner Goering eventually flew 49 B-17 missions in the 8th Air Force. Excellent book. ~
ol Bombero-JC 05/04/19 02:12am Around the Campfire
RE: delete

.. Xln't topic.
ol Bombero-JC 05/04/19 01:48am Tech Issues
RE: F450 vs 350/3500

How about a Kenworth? There seems to be no end to the battle to pull the most weight. RVs are getting lighter not heavier. Singled HDT - pull anything you want to tow. All the whistles & bells, and (used) less than a new pickup. Register it as a MH in most states. (not with an MDT, however) BTW - my pref would be Volvo. SKPs HDT Forum .
ol Bombero-JC 05/04/19 01:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: windy

I use an Indian weather rock. From Bangladesh or New Delhi...:@ .
ol Bombero-JC 05/04/19 01:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Night stops with RV

Nevada has some wide, wide open spaces and it is relatively easy to find places to pull off the road and spend the night. Sadly for most of the country including most of the West, that is becoming more and more difficult. Even many long standing dispersed camping areas are being closed. There are just too many people and many seem inconsiderate with illegal dumping and with leaving trash and garbage in the area. I don't know where you are getting this idea that camping on public land is getting more difficult. If you think there are too many people you have not been to rural Nevada or most of the other western states. Western state - CA. OK - I'm traveling from San Diego through Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. Where are those "public lands"....:h .
ol Bombero-JC 05/04/19 01:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Line capping?

I think i found it. https://www.homedepot.ca/product/sioux-chief-3-8-inch-lead-free-brass-flare-plug/1001002801?eid=PS_GOOGLE_In-Store %7C DSA %7C All Pages_All Pages_b_DYNAMIC SEARCH ADS_aud-834332768552:dsa-19959388920&gclsrc=aw.ds&gclid=CjwKCAjw7_rlBRBaEiwAc23rhmOx2jAx-wkitOI2noZQD1dL7GTHDTUHW7V64amVwh7_X0RN026ZJRoC4KEQAvD_BwE "Mini Pig" - now that you found the item you needed - you might work on "How to" add a link to a message!..:R It's the icon at the top that looks like goggles. :C
ol Bombero-JC 04/30/19 12:47pm Tech Issues
RE: A Tip For Folks Who Are Trying To Help Others With Batteries

dbl post
ol Bombero-JC 04/30/19 12:36pm Tech Issues
RE: A Tip For Folks Who Are Trying To Help Others With Batteries

"I slip on my galoshes......." MEX - maybe you better define "galoshes" for the younger generators - ....er- generation! :B
ol Bombero-JC 04/30/19 12:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Can I repack my own wheel bearings?

Nothing has changed much in 50 years. The grease is better and now we wear rubber gloves to keep the hands clean. Rest is the same. I agree every year is a bit much unless you run miles like a commercial carrier. I never wear gloves, I like grease under my fingernails.:p Just run your hands thru your hair to get the grease off.... it's just like using - "LB Butch Wax" from years ago! :C
ol Bombero-JC 04/30/19 12:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Handy Hints, Gadgets, Products & Gizmos

They make battery operated devices for moving conventional trailer around like you want. Someone may one for 5th wheels. Do a search on internet. Well aware of all of 'em!..:W "Closest" to being adequate for a 10K 5th wheel (with 2K pin wt) is a Parkit 360 at $4K. (Based in Canada - no USA dealers) At $4K - Easy to see why a used forklift is a bargain. (Which is what dealers & repair facilities use). BTW - in my TT days I owned a mover. OK for paved flat ground. Not even in the ballpark for a 5th. Just hoped someone with a forklift might chime in with likes/dislikes, etc...:W ~
ol Bombero-JC 04/30/19 12:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Handy Hints, Gadgets, Products & Gizmos

Keep those "HHGP&G" coming! Impossible to keep up with all the "good stuff" and ideas - so if you think it's nothing new - post it anyway. Anybody use a forklift to move (maneuver) their 5th wheel into tight parking space at their home? Or other alternatives?..:@
ol Bombero-JC 04/27/19 01:03pm General RVing Issues
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