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RE: What's in your tool kit? What about other must-haves?

Torx bit screwdrivers in addition to slotted and Phillips. Unless the RV industry has changed Torx screws are their favorite fastener after staples. I'd look things over carefully, you might have some fasteners that use the Square Bits, the Robertson type. Sorry, that's what I meant was the square bits.i have a set of Torx bits that are quarter inch drive for ratchet or a screwdriver handle and there is indeed 2 square head bits in the set. Bought them at Lowe's years ago.
thomasmnile 09/20/21 01:53pm Beginning RVing
RE: What's in your tool kit? What about other must-haves?

Torx bit screwdrivers in addition to slotted and Phillips. Unless the RV industry has changed Torx screws are their favorite fastener after staples. Maybe a suitably sized bottle jack for tire changes if you don't have one.
thomasmnile 09/20/21 11:41am Beginning RVing
RE: Saw a unicorn F-150 on the road yesterday!

I'll see your F150 and raise you a 2022 'Vette I saw in my neighborhood yesterday. It was white and anything but pedestrian looking. Can't tow, but I understand they can definitely "haul the mail". :)
thomasmnile 09/19/21 11:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Can I Use Gear Oil On Dual Cam

I used Vaseline on my Straight Line dual cam for the entirety of my ownership as Reese suggested. Zero problems. The bonus was an easy removal and cleanup with shop rags after every trip. Regarding snapping, popping and clunking. Only sounds I ever heard like that was when making turns. No effect on the trailer or the hitch.
thomasmnile 09/18/21 10:27am Travel Trailers
RE: “Pathetic quality”: RV dealers are fed up...

From Reuters 4 Years Ago Like JC observed, many assembly workers are paid a low hourly wage. The "piece rate" or production incentive likely explains the fine craftsmanship, in addition to high employee turnover. The RV industry is the manufacturing equivalent of migrant farm workers or the hospitality industry down here in Central Florida.
thomasmnile 09/12/21 01:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5er accidents

If an electric F150 can pull railcars loaded with F-150 gassers.......:)
thomasmnile 09/09/21 05:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV surveyors

Not many experienced RVs would buy a remote rig that far away. Why not? I was not an experienced RV'er,my first purchase was a 4 year old Hitchhiker LS II sold by a couple in suburban San Diego. We traded emails, he provided many photos shot with a 35mm camera not a cell phone. Like what I saw and mailed a check for 3K deposit. Drove to Kaleefornia, camped 3 days in his driveway; he showed us how everything worked and went through the rig top to bottom. Even gave me some maneuvering and backing pointers. Great purchase, no regrets, it can be done.
thomasmnile 09/04/21 05:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2022 HD trucks delivery date

Ford dealer told me 4-6 months delivery on F150s. But that customer orders were getting priority over general orders and expecting 3 month delivery on those. But seems chip situation is getting worse, so that may not hold. Guessing you are like me. Ready for a new truck but nothing that I want from the limited stock on dealer lots. Keep driving what I got until when and if new one arrives. Read a story in the Detroit Free Press yesterday that Ford is giving firm customer orders either online or submitted through dealers priority over dealer orders to simply fill their lots with inventory.
thomasmnile 09/04/21 04:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire covers

Couldn't hurt, may be helpful. One downside to using them in Florida, they gave cover to mud daubers and paper wasps cover setting up residence on the wheels and a nasty surprise to me when I removed them. Should have used the trailer more frequently than we did..... :)
thomasmnile 09/04/21 09:01am Beginning RVing
RE: Just got back from Hawaii

Well if nothing else, these people trying to circumvent Hawaii's Covid-19 entry protocols are good for laughs. The Florida family with vaccine cards for their toddlers and now a 24 year old woman from Illinois who received the "MADERNA" vaccine. The story regarding the Illinois woman included a photo of her card. Try as she might, it was obvious the entire card was completed by her own hand. :)
thomasmnile 09/01/21 05:38pm Around the Campfire
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Right, that's why NHTSA has opened an investigation, and the FTC may follow suit over Tesla's marketing of driver assistance, autopilot or whatever it's supposed to be. There's obviously an issue besides the loose nut behind the wheel. I drive a Toyota with less sophisticated features like lane keeping assistance and collision avoidance. Hasn't aimed me at another vehicle yet.
thomasmnile 08/29/21 12:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Dunno, but Tesla really needs to work on their vehicles' affinity for hitting police cars. Happened again on I-4 Saturday morning around 5am. The trooper was stopped (lights on) assisting a disabled vehicle. The driver admitted the vehicle was on "autopilot".
thomasmnile 08/29/21 11:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Roaches ugh!

If you can find them, try the Combat Roach Baits, large size. 8 to a package about $7.50 a box down here. Lasts about 3 months, less messy than Boric Acid.
thomasmnile 08/28/21 08:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Fleetwood factory

1-800-322-8216. According to REV Group's website, this is the number for Fleetwood's plant in Decatur, Indiana.
thomasmnile 08/21/21 06:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2011 Tiffin Phaeton no hydraulics....Help!!!

Follow Up: Brent at Tiffin walked us through emergency stow procedures, so we are at least able to head home...thanks!! Impressive. Wonder how many manufacturers would offer help on a 10 year old coach, trailer, etc. I remember the runaround I got from Jayco on a Dexter Axle recall. Jayco and Dexter punted me back and forth repeatedly. Good job, Tiffin helping the OP.
thomasmnile 08/11/21 11:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stick-house Smoke detector question

Easy way to find out. Remove one of three that sang in unison and look at the plug. If there's 3 wires on the plug they are connected.
thomasmnile 08/06/21 04:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Has anyone noticed

I wonder... if they defaulted on the RV loan, is it considered a foreclosure? No. It's a default on a vehicle loan, secured by the RV which is not real estate. Full time residency or not is immaterial. Stop making payments, it's subject to repossession.
thomasmnile 08/02/21 09:47am RV Lifestyle
RE: tire covers, yea or nay

I used them when our trailers were in the storage yard but not when traveling. Camco tire covers I believe they were. Apparently they took the bullet for the tires with sun exposure because they cracked and crumbled after 4 years. Same thing happened with the AC covers, but they were more for keeping mud daubers and paper wasps from setting up residence on the condenser coil and inside the AC housing.
thomasmnile 07/28/21 11:58am General RVing Issues
RE: 8 people killed in Utah sand storm

Florida repealed the hazard light law effective July 1st, replacing it with a law permitting use of hazard lights while driving in low visibility situations on highways with speed limits of 55 or higher.
thomasmnile 07/28/21 10:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Least expensive EZ-Pass

Strange. I've got a transponder issued by the Central Florida Expressway authority that is EZ Pass compatible in 18 states. Haven't been on a road that I need it for in quite awhile. Account balance remains what it's been since last use, although once the 'Lexus Lanes' on I-4 through Orlando open I suspect that will change.
thomasmnile 07/23/21 01:38pm Roads and Routes
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