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I'm thinking the tongue weight will be way more than the 751 listed. 2/3 of that trailer is in front of the axles. 40lbs of gas and a battery right on the tongue is already about 70lbs alone. Get a bigger truck.
schlep1967 04/19/21 08:28am Towing
RE: What do you use for an outdoor ground cover?

You just can't beat a forum where a user comes on and asks a simple question, "What mat do you use?", and most of the replies are admonishments for using a mat. Stop being the "my way is the only way police" and if you don't have an answer just move along. The OP didn't ask if they should use a mat. Our recent mat purchase came from E-Trailer. Most companies are making them much thinner than the one we bought 10 years ago. I doubt the new one will last 3 years.
schlep1967 04/16/21 06:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Dangerous Pranks

The best way to keep things like this happening is to ....... keep putting on the internet so some kid that would never think about can read about it and play copy cat.
schlep1967 04/15/21 09:41am General RVing Issues
RE: On the road, battery and charging problems

Batteries Plus is nation wide. Google to see if there are any near your current location.
schlep1967 04/15/21 08:02am Tech Issues
RE: Sloping driveway parking

Something like this might work for you. If entry height is an issue you cad extend it with a 2 x 10. Ramps with jack to add lift
schlep1967 04/13/21 07:44am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sloping driveway parking

One thing you are going to have to watch when you need to go uo that much is the height of the front air dam on your unit. Take a board and place it in front of your front wheel. Now raise the front end up until you hit any part of the front of your vehicle. Mark the board where it touches the vehicle and measure the height at that point. Subtract an inch from the height as when you back down the ramp and hit bottom the suspension will contract and you don't want to tear that front air dam off. Measure the length of board to your mark in feet. Assuming your height minus an inch is 6" and the distance from the front tire to the mark is 2 feet. Your ramp can only go up 3" per foot of ramp. For 12" of lift you would need a minimum of 4 feet of ramp. You may have a hard time finding an over the counter solution that long.
schlep1967 04/13/21 07:36am Class C Motorhomes
RE: sewer odor

Could the odor be from a faulty air admittance valve(s) under the sink? The odor from a gray tank can be just as nasty as a black tank. +1 on the faulty air admittance valve.
schlep1967 04/08/21 08:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Front bed dipping with camper help

If you are in the middle of nowhere you should be able to find a small fallen tree , maybe 6” diameter . Take the weight of the camper off the bed with the jacks . Measure the height and cut a section of log and jam it in between the frame and bed . Lower the camper and between the weight and the tie downs it should stay there if you take it easy . This. Any solid object the right size would work. A piece of fire wood split to the correct size etc.
schlep1967 04/08/21 06:26am Truck Campers
RE: Grey tank connections

The gate valve on the outlet will have four bolts/nuts to remove. As for the inlet, your guess is as good as mine.
schlep1967 04/07/21 10:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ship truck and camper to Hawaii

Most of the RV rentals I've seen on google are vans or Small SUV/trucks with platform tents on top.
schlep1967 04/02/21 12:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Ship truck and camper to Hawaii

I can't even imagine the logistics of getting a truck and camper to one island. Let alone trying to island hop with it. I would be looking for a vacation company in Hawaii that has equipment on different islands.
schlep1967 04/02/21 10:19am Truck Campers
RE: Stolen Catalytic Converter

He said they have created and designed their own security device to protect from future thefts. They weld a sheet underneath that protects the cat. What are your thoughts on this protection device? Thanks so much everyone! If they are using a tool that cuts metal (angle grinder) to get the cats off, another layer of metal may make them look to the next vehicle. But if they have the time, they will just cut the metal sheet with the same tool.
schlep1967 04/01/21 06:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Why do you Cummins guys want more gears

I don't care how many gears it has. I just want it to allow me to pull the trailer up hills and not break when I need it. If they need to make the gears a lighter weight more suseptable to breakage to get them all in he transmission, I'd prefer fewer heavier gears and reliability.
schlep1967 04/01/21 06:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: While using my black tank flush

Guys here is what I know. Opened the black tank turned on the water and a slow stream came out of the sewer hose (water was clear) the other side of the rv were you gravity feed the fresh water tank it was pouring water out of it. That’s all I know Jimbo With the info given above I would guess somebodyinstalled a flush kit and put it into the wrong tank. If this is a new unit contact the manufacturer. If it is used you can try the manufacturer but odds are they will tell you the previous owner self installed a flush kit into the wrong tank. If that is the case properly lable it as a fresh water fill port, sanitize your freshwater system as you should every year and move on.
schlep1967 03/29/21 05:30am Beginning RVing
RE: Conditions of I-81 thru PA

You will have a lot less trucks and high speeds on 15. I'm not sure about the new road north of Williamsport but everything south of there has a max speed of 55. The only congested area you will find is the 3.5 miles from Shamokin dam to Hummels Wharf. Quite a few red lights but also a few large parking lots to get into for lunch. 15 would be a lot less stressful if I were driving it.
schlep1967 03/29/21 05:18am Roads and Routes
RE: Changing flat tires?

Changed my own July 4th weekend on I-695 around Baltimore. Tire blew out, I got to the narrow shoulder just wide enough to get off the road. Waited for an opening in traffic so I could jump out of the truck anf run back behing the 5th wheel. I got back there and saw nothing was horribly tore up that I could not limp down the shoulder to a wider area. Got to an off ramp about half a mile away where the shoulder widened out and I could safely change the drivers side blow-out. Set out my flares and got to work. 30 minutes later I was rolling again. Important thing is to stay calm and think. Check your surroundings and figure out how to do it safely. If that means limping along on 3 tires to get to a safe spot. That is what you do.
schlep1967 03/25/21 12:47pm Towing
RE: life in a fifth wheel with only one leg

Anything can be done. I had an Uncle with one leg. I can remember driving past his house one day and there he is on a ladder fixing a second story window. No prosthetic for him. He said he got around better with just crutches.
schlep1967 03/24/21 07:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: life in a fifth wheel with only one leg

You might consider one of these. RV Lifts
schlep1967 03/23/21 12:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hyperinflating RV prices and people who pay any price

I agree we are in a bit of a gold rush in the current RONA era. But I don't expect new prices to come down in the future. Think about the additional cost of every American that touches any part in the camper making $15 an hour. Whether you view that as a good or bad thing is irrelvent. Prices have to go up to support it.
schlep1967 03/23/21 05:13am Truck Campers
RE: Hwy 36 across Kansas

If you are just passing through, Marysville has a city park with free camping with electric hook-ups. If I recall correctly there was also a dump station. 36 is nice road with most of it being at decent speeds without the worry of the posted 80 mph interstate speeds.
schlep1967 03/22/21 07:25am Roads and Routes
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