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RE: Camping on Sand

I know of several people over the years who decided to go bombing around on what they thought was perfectly flat hard sand and found out when they got stuck that they ran into a 2 foot mat of seaweed that had a few inches of sand over it. The beach is isolated, so no help anywhere close. Bottom line is the tide swallowed them up, and trucks were a write off. Conditions where you want to go might be different, but check with your insurance provider to make sure you are covered!
ssthrd 01/08/22 06:48pm Fifth-Wheels
Happy Holidays!

Best of everything to all at this special time of year. Stay safe!
ssthrd 12/22/21 07:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Stop using AIOW please!

TANSTAAFL, TTFN! Now that's below the Gnat Line!
ssthrd 12/18/21 10:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best place online for RV loan

Have you tried a broker? How about a line of credit.....
ssthrd 12/15/21 01:30pm Beginning RVing
RE: Grey tank ABS pipe leak

Home Depot has "Mission" couplings that have rubber bushings made to reduce one end. you will need to get an accurate OD on the large end to know what size coupling to get. They might also have a slip on ABS reducer to go from 3" or whatever size you get when you measure the OD to 1 ½" at the small end. They just glue on. you would need some slack on the 1 ½" to get it together. Short of replacing the whole pipe, the second option would be my choice. I wonder if the tank looks like the pipe...... just saying. EDIT: My bad. You would need either an eccentric coupling to fix as is, or have the ability to raise the 1½" to use a concentric coupling. Second option would leave ¾" of grey water in the tank.
ssthrd 12/05/21 08:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Champion Generator

Love my Champion 4500/3500 pull start. 2 easy pulls - one on choke, one on start - and away she goes, even in this colder wet weather we have been having. It will run anything I have thrown at it so far in my 5er and in my remote shop, but don't know about a second a/c.
ssthrd 11/28/21 01:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Highway Thru Hell floods 2021

Click here to get an idea of the effects of the storm. the first 2 pages show some of the damage. Been in SW BC for 40 years and never seen anything like this. With winter coming (or is here in the mountains), I can't imagine getting roads, bridges, railway lines open any time soon. I can see bringing in contractors from anywhere they are available to get things rolling with the time left before it will become a herculean effort. I guess we are there already.
ssthrd 11/21/21 10:37pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: basic driving skills

Those wheel lugs have got to be the dumbest thing Mercedes ever did. You get one of those suckers broke off either get out a wad of money or get ready for a time consuming job. + you need a replacement wheel. I may change cars before tires wear out but if not as much as I hate the thought I'll cut it off. I have a couple of set of these to look after oddball bolts/nuts. No need to cut anything off.
ssthrd 11/17/21 04:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Highway Thru Hell floods 2021

Hwy 99 was closed north of Pemberton too, so Vancouver was pretty much isolated I think. Thinking of all those in southern BC including Vancouver Island......
ssthrd 11/15/21 09:21pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Lippert auto leveling system

Artic Fox 27-5L. Two inch stack of manuals, and this one is missing :( I remember the dealer telling me there is a button I can push to set the hitch height. Looking at the control panel didn't help much, so I manually lifted it until it was about 1" below hitch height. What am I missing. On another note, backing up a 5th wheel is nothing like a bumper hitch! I can back a bumper pull through a slalom course with my eyes closed. With a the 5er, I truly suck. Doesn't help I don't have the camera set up yet. Can't help you with your levellers, but can relate to backing the 5er. Took me awhile to get used to the difference, but am getting better. I had a hard time with turning in too soon, and then couldn't catch up to the trailer soon enough to back in properly. I ended up pulling ahead a few feet to straighten up, and then trying again. Always an audience, of course. The more I do it, the better I get, though. You will too.
ssthrd 11/15/21 09:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bed cover for F350 with fifth wheel hitch

FWIW, I have the Bakflip Fibermax 4 section on my Ram std bed. When towing, 3 sections are folded and latched onto the 4th section. As soon as I unhitch, the bed gets covered up. Works great. JK x2 If needed, the fourth section can be folded vertically and held in place with a couple of rods which are part of the Bakflip design. might be difficult to find a fuel tank to fit under it. Works awesome for me.
ssthrd 11/15/21 03:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replace just one tire?

I would do all 4. GY Endurance in that size.+1 +2
ssthrd 11/13/21 04:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Black Water Valve Will Not Close

Suggest putting a good flow of water in the tank with a garden hose or a bucket and work the valve at the same time. Could be something stuck in the valve that might free itself with a little help..
ssthrd 11/11/21 11:31am General RVing Issues
RE: TT tires look askew!

What do the tires look like? Any uneven wear? As a first step, I agree with all above, but what do the tires look like. If you have a bent axle or a spindle issue, chances are good that you will notice unusual tire wear.t thing. Checking is easy. Just look. If you search for RV alignment shops in your area, they can check it for you.
ssthrd 11/11/21 11:27am Towing
RE: Toilet broke loose!

Dude! No more Taco Bell for you! Must have had seatbelt on at time of launch.
ssthrd 11/10/21 08:30am Tech Issues
RE: TT tires look askew!

What do the tires look like? Any uneven wear?
ssthrd 11/10/21 08:20am Towing
RE: Winter battery maintenance

A charged battery will not freeze until the temp hits -80F or so. I leave mine on a maintainer and check it now and then. I have not had any issues.
ssthrd 11/10/21 08:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Brake Pads

I think I put ceramic on mine the last time, don't remember the brand. I used ceramics on my Tundra after getting a "deal" on after market pads. They were so soft that there was always brake dust on the front wheels. Tough to remove. I am not a left foot braker. I switched back to OEM ceramic pads and problem solved. Ya gets what ya pays for!
ssthrd 11/10/21 08:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Best truck for large 5th Wheel

Any 350/3500 duelly diesel would work fine. Might be a bit on the heavy side for an SRW. I have pulled my 35 footer with a 6.5' bed truck and have had no issues getting around or getting into campsites. A long wheelbase truck pulling a 40' trailer might different, though. I use an Andersen hitch with my short box, but there are other ways to go for sure. I'm sure that by the end of this thread, you will read about all of them. Lol
ssthrd 11/05/21 06:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help with Texts with no Service

When I am out of a service area, I can use OnStar to connect when I have to. I have the basic plan which gives me 3 gb a month. Works for me.
ssthrd 11/04/21 08:18am Technology Corner
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