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RE: looking for quick access bathroom advice

I bought a Thetford portable toilet for my girlfriend, and we were able to use it between the seats of my Kenworth successfully. Luckily it's an old truck with a narrow cab, and she didn't have room to fall over. At this point she's had Multiple Sclerosis for about 40 years and uses a permanent catheter (superpubic), and we no longer need to use the Thetford. If you really like your 5th, you might be able to find a truck that would make using a portable toilet easier. Good luck.
reluyog 09/07/19 08:13am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Those with 50 amp 5er's

I made a 50 amp extension cord instead of buying one, and have used it numerous times. I also carry three 30 amp extension cords since we don't have to be plugged into 50 amp service to run what we need.
reluyog 08/13/19 07:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I need a large 5th wheel but am I looking too large?

We have seen several 48 foot 5th wheel campers, and other than fewer available camping sites due to length, they look fine. All the ones we've seen were pulled by highway road tractors, and all were over length for many states. Overall I don't see any issues as long as you have a good tow vehicle and willing to risk the length. Round numbers we are 63 feet, and 83 feet in Wyoming double towing with our tractor with a 36 foot 5th wheel, and sometimes a 16 foot flat or enclosed 2nd trailer (+4 for the tongue) . I prefer to be able to get to a legal length if required. For some reference, we're about 44000 lbs with two pieces, and with an almost antique 3406b Caterpillar engine set at a measly (by today's standards) 400 hp, 15spd trans, we can pull the I70 Eisenhower tunnel grades at 50 mph. I say get what you want.
reluyog 08/06/19 04:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth-Wheel Longevity?

Although we're not full time, we do take extended trips for up to 3 months at a time. Trailer is 23 years old ('95), a Carriage 3 axle. It's water tight and mouse proof. We pull it with a 36 year old Kenworth road tractor ('83). We are in our trailer for 3/4's of the year. Mostly set up for boondocking. Shop around carefully and make sure as possible you're getting what you want.
reluyog 08/01/19 01:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mobility scooter questions

As for mobility scooters and batteries, generally they will use a pair of 12 amp/hr batteries, or a pair of 18 amp/hr batteries, or a pair of 35 amp/hr batteries. They are wired in series for 24 volt operation. I would suggest 18 amp/hr batteries as a minimum for better range. These devices have user weight ratings, and if you approach or exceed the weight limit, the performance suffers. At the maximum weight rating, they will perform and operate, but not near as well, especially going up grades. Also, in very hot weather and demanding driving conditions, many power controllers could go into a thermal roll back (power reduction) sooner if the unit is loaded to the max. I believe most of the main line brand names are well supported by their makers. Purchasing from a reputable dealer would be just as important as which manufacturer you choose. I don't know how well an online dealer can support and remedy a defective unit compared to a brick and mortar store. Mobility scooters are like most mechanical devices, they either run or don't run! Good luck!
reluyog 08/01/19 08:35am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Double towing, which 5th wheel hitch?

jmbstudios ... here's a pic of our rig hooked up with doubles. It's a bit dated now since we are in the process of adding an 8'wide x 7'long x 7'high box behind the sleeper, and moving the hitch rearward 18" with a flat deck surrounding the hitch. We pull this legally in Wyoming (85 foot state) https://i.imgur.com/SdXIgj4l.jpg
reluyog 01/18/19 09:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gas Cylinders

I recently had our two older 40# tanks re-certified and knew they needed new OPD valves since the internal gaskets were shot. It was still less expensive to go that route. I keep 4 40# tanks with us when we're out tripping around with the camper.
reluyog 11/02/18 07:43am Fifth-Wheels
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