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RE: Arctic Fox's change to cheaper-looking cabinetry ...

I looked at an Arctic Fox 29-5K 5th wheel at the Portland RV show, and saw the same poor cabinetry. Rails and stiles didn't fit flush. I was really disappointed.
rhagfo 11/13/19 04:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Glow plug still in warranty

What the HE!! Is a glow plug??? Rod that goes into each cyl to pre heat before starting . In cold weather your turn key on & wait for light to go out then crank. My '03 also had a block heater but I can't find the plug if this one has it, but it just doesn't get that cold here but maybe 1 or 2 days a year. My Kubota tractor has glow plugs too Ron, is just having a bit of fun, the Cummins 5.9 and 6.7 don't have glow plugs, rather they have a Grid Heater to warm the intake air.
rhagfo 11/13/19 03:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire chains needed?

I believe that Oregon and Washington have similar chain laws. Basically during winter in "Snow Zones" you are required to carry tire chains/traction devices.
rhagfo 11/12/19 10:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Propane Tank Gauge,recomendations please

IMO, the gauge isn't to determine exactly how much propane there is, but rather to determine if you are getting low enough that it makes sense to refill now instead of waiting until you actually run out. For that purpose, the gauges work well enough. I have to ask why? I treat my two 7 Gallon (30#) tanks as one 14 gallon (60#) tank, when auto cutover happens it is tome to get a fill up. Why take in a partially full tank to have filled, I personally think doing that is a waste of mine and the attendants time and effort.
rhagfo 11/11/19 08:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Propane Tank Gauge,recomendations please

Only one is going to go empty at a time. When Indicator goes from GREEN to RED.....swap indicator lever to other cylinder Then remove the empty one and go get it refilled. TWO 30# cylinders (14 gallons) will last a long time FTng we went 6 weeks on ONE 30# Pressure inside cyliders doesn't change a lot until almost empty Overthinking the issue. We've been using this method for 10 years now, works GREAT for us! One tank valve open, one closed. When tank "A" is empty switch to tank "B" and when it's convienent, get tank "A" refilled. Old Biscuit is spot on!! 30# tank will last a good long time unless you're running the "h" out of your furnace! :B Dan Old Biscuit has it right both tanks on when the indicator changes to RED flip the leaver to the now in use tank, and take the other to be filled. Had tanks filled while camping many times. To the poster with the slide out tray, we had one on our King of the Road, loved that setup! The tray was full extension PLUS about 2” dry easy to pull the back tank. If you leave one closed and you run out at 2:00am on a cold rainy night you might change your mind, especially if in your cold wet dash to open the valve and you don’t get any propane!!
rhagfo 11/11/19 05:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Between Portland and The Dallas

"Dalles". Dallas is in Texas ;)I hope that's a typo..they're from the pnw. We also have a Dallas in Oregon, it is south of Salem.
rhagfo 11/10/19 11:09pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Fifth wheel hitch adapters

Yes, like mentioned above, the jaws of the B&W are simple, but solid, will not clunk/rattle. When you operate the lever, see how the cam action jaws work, you will see the jaws cannot open, with lever closed and pinned. Jerry Closed ,and pinned , yes . don't pin them ,and you drop a fifth wheel ,like any other hitch . Same procedure with about any hitch, my Reese closed ,and pinned ,no problem. Big problem otherwise :) I actually towed my 5er (12,300#) over 20 to 30 miles sharp turns rail road tracks and freeway driving with the Handle unlocked with my Reese twin jaw and it didn’t drop.
rhagfo 11/10/19 04:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Installing Laminate flooring

Well we went with Vinyl plank flooring snap lock (Listed as NOT recommend for RV). I found this easy to work with as it cuts with a sharp utility knife. I tacked the first row so I had some solid to work from. Got our at HD needed about $200 worth to do living room and kitchen. Other than the 1st row the floor is floating. https://i.imgur.com/3iRYK4e.jpg width=640 Prep work, removed end table between chair and bench. https://i.imgur.com/wIdvAFN.jpg width=640 Working around sink peninsula, I needed to work backwards on the other side, went together well. https://i.imgur.com/cBDPGdD.jpg width=640 This is where needed to work backwards, the snap lock worked fine working back into this space. https://i.imgur.com/mzhCJxr.jpg width=640 This is the finished floor, with out the trim. https://i.imgur.com/bE8qMCM.jpg width=640 Trimed out, I don't like heavy trim, use 1/4" X 1" oak screen door trim, with one edge cut square. https://i.imgur.com/KzMNmMy.jpg width=640
rhagfo 11/10/19 08:43am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Are RV shows worth it?

Well we went to the Portland Metro RV show on Thursday afternoon, nice to beat the crowds! Looked at a Arctic Fox 29-5K, compared to our current Keystone Sprinter Copper Canyon 293 FWSLS, felt there was less inside storage, but much larger basement. There were also fir and finish issues. Then looked a a Grand Design Solitude very nice, will need to look through all their floor plans, as the sales person said they were coming out with a rear kitchen model.
rhagfo 11/09/19 09:34am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: extension cord length

12 ga at 15+amp draw is fine at 50'. 100' I would step it to 10ga. X2 This will fill your needs,but at a price! Voltec 100' 10/3 extension cord
rhagfo 11/09/19 09:21am Tech Issues
RE: Rear Hitch Bike Rack for Travel Trailer

This goes on the tongue. This is best for ou and your bikes, there are several "A" frame bike racks for TT. I built a receiver tube for the pin box of our 5er and carry the bikes there, where I can see them and they ride smooth.
rhagfo 11/09/19 09:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Truck batteries

When the Les Schwab batteries that were in our 2001 Ram 2500 when we bought it, I chose to replace with MOPAR branded replacements on 9/29/12 with 253,050 miles. When we sold the truck on June 1,2018 at 315,000 miles they were still going strong. the truck could set a month and still start right up. They were a bargan at $89 ea.
rhagfo 11/08/19 06:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Suburban Furnace No Delay

Are you sure it is running on gas?? What you are describing is a furnace modified with the RV Comfort Systems "Cheap Heat" electric add on system. When heating with electricity it starts up instantly once the T-Sat is changed. When heating on gas it will operate normally with the normal startup and shutdown delays. RV Comfort Systems Look for a switch either near the T-stat or by the furnace location that has two positions 'Gas" or "Elect". If found when in the elect position you are heating with electricity https://i.imgur.com/EzFhve5.jpg width=640
rhagfo 11/07/19 06:29am Tech Issues
RE: Towing on snowy roads

I work on Donner summit in the winter and see RVs (but not many) going through chain control. Also most 18 wheelers do not park they chain up. As for your set up you can put good steel chains on the back wheels for better traction. Your trailer get a good set of cable chains. On Donner summit California 1-80 they won't let you through with our chains on truck and trailer. If was me I would wait out the storm! The good majority park. If you have ever chained 4 drives and a drag chain on a trailer you know just how hard that is. That is ALL on duty time & subtracted from your driving day. Chained you might do 25-30 so being paid by the mile you also loose miles every hour. Big difference watching the trucks on Donner, Cabbage, Look out, 4th of July, Snoqualmie, or Stevens, than driving one. We won't go east they have little passes that way. I drove my own truck 10-13K a month, not a company rig and did very well. My advise to the new drivers coming into winter, drive slow enough that when you crash you can walk away from it. I was accident free and still am. I don't believe that "Most" truckers park when chains are required. I have seen way too much truck traffic when on snow covered roads to say "Most" are parked. Drivers have schedules to meet, and even being paid by the mile, you don't make money sitting in a truck stop. I have also put Iron on an 18 wheeler, other than the weight of the chains, actually easier than putting on my truck. Yes the Iron was for dual wheels. Towing on snow just takes being aware, keeping a safe following distance and not over driving the conditions. Heck tow a horse trailer from Butte to Spokane on snow covered roads no issues.
rhagfo 11/06/19 10:36pm Toy Haulers
RE: Filling Propane While Traveling

My tanks are 30 pounds and weigh 55 pounds when full. All of the exchange places in my area ONLY swap the 20 pound tanks. Hence the question. Last time I was getting my tank(s) filled the guy in front of me had a 9 gallon tank. He was pushing 80 years and could not lift the full tank, so I lifted into his truck for him, really not that bad.
rhagfo 11/06/19 10:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Are RV shows worth it?

DW and I are going to Portland Metro RV show tomorrow. Looking at different layouts and features. Now days I find even floor plans we like lack storage/closet/drawer space in the bed room. It is an opportunity to see different brands without driving to several different RV lots. We like our current rig, and have made several upgrades to it.
rhagfo 11/06/19 09:08pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Towing on snowy roads

Years ago, I hauled a 26' bumper pull TT with a 1500 4x4 Suburban up to the ski area every weekend. Never had to chain up or set a drag chain. Now, I am preparing to haul my bumper pull TH with my 4x4 diesel Dodge over 2 passes. Question is, on the truck, do I chain the front or rear axle while towing? Which two passes? Keep in mind that if chains are required, rear axle on the TV and one axle drag chained on the trailer. Oregon and Washington chain laws are very similar.
rhagfo 11/06/19 08:46pm Toy Haulers
RE: furnace while driving

We run with it on propane when traveling in cold weather. set T-Stat at between 55 to 60, arrive with 5er preheated!
rhagfo 11/06/19 06:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I take back all the good stuff I've said about Les Schwabs!

Wow, I would understand a shop replacing calipers, I NEVER have replaced a caliper! I have rebuilt them myself it is Real Hard!! :B Pop out the pistons with compressed air, clean, inspect, fix issues, and reassemble. I remember the first time I did it, 79 F250 dual piston calipers, parts guy told me won't work right after. Well put 70,000 miles on those pads and calipers! Grit Dog understand that in your case company truck, so service shop.
rhagfo 11/05/19 10:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

We are on our yearly trek across the US and again are being greeted by some seriously unqualified drivers. The first one is the person that refuses to put on his headlights at dusk or in the rain. The "I can see you so you must be able to see me" Next we have the person that thinks you will move over for him as he enters the freeway........ wrong not moving because I have a semi passing on the right. Next we have the clown that cuts you off because you aren't doing 70MPH even though you are in the far right lane. Finally we have the gut that just blows through a dead red light. This seems to be far more frequent of late. These people ware on me and I really wish they were fewer but they seem to be multiplying. I agree with the First issue, as I have been driving with my lights on anytime I am moving since I got my DL back in 1967! Had many lights flashed at me during daylight hours. The Merge thing! I have read the post up to this point, and all are true. Now while the vehicle on the Highway has the right of way, and the merging vehicle is burdened, there is the need for give and take. I start down a ramp with the getting up to speed, and look for a "Target vehicle" the one I will attempt to merge behind, this seems to work nicely at speed. I chuckled at Lynnmor's post on the acres of space in front and behind him and the merger ridding right alongside. What I see is a 3/4 car space in front of me and acres behind and the merger insist of filling that 3/4 car space rather than taking the space behind me. Typically when on a road with merging, I will move one lane left just to avoid dealing with most of the idiots. I say most as there are those that attempt from the merge to the far left lane in 20 feet.
rhagfo 11/04/19 06:04am General RVing Issues
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