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RE: Camping Lights

Are they breaking the law? Is there a rule against them? No there's not but it kind of like the one's sitting outside watching there television or have there music playing to loud. I don't want to listen to your football game or whatever your choice of program is or whatever music you like. Lights is the same way only in a visual aspect.In most places there is a rule against loud music, a loud TV, or just plain loud in general. That makes a difference
wing_zealot 01/19/20 08:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping Lights

Are they breaking the law? Is there a rule against them?
wing_zealot 01/19/20 07:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Would I ever be happy towing with a half ton truck

Should I stop being a tight a$$ and get a 3/4 ton truck? TIA Assuming similarly outfitted...3/4ton isn't much more than a 1/2 ton.But you can't get the 3.5 ecoboost & 10 speed transmission in a 3/4 ton; a superior combination when the truck is also a daily driver.
wing_zealot 01/19/20 06:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Champion generator

... Some people will never admit than anyone but Honda can make a quality gen set. Honda, Yamaha, and Champion all make good gen sets. Make a decision and live with it.They paid more, so they have to justify their purchase by convincing themselves its worth more.
wing_zealot 01/18/20 06:35am Tech Issues
RE: Rubber roof white wearing off

Do you know you're not suppose to post the same thing in more than one subforum? Clicky
wing_zealot 01/15/20 05:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rubber Roof

The secret to any material sticking to the substrate is "Preparation". The preparation of the substrate must be impecible or even the "best" stuff Will peel off.
wing_zealot 01/15/20 05:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: FIC entry lock problems

Drill the lock out and replace it; handle. lock, the whole works. If you can get inside you can take it apart and replace it. If you can't get inside, get the drill out.
wing_zealot 01/14/20 06:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Northeast Ohio to Yellowstone with Kids!

600 mile days with 2 kids is no vacation. It can be done but no one will enjoy the trip.We do 600 mile days trips pretty frequently. Not only is it doable, it can also be no less enjoyable as any other trip. You must have Debbie Downer along in your ride I'd rather do 3- 12 hr days then 4 - 9 hr days, and have 2 more days of vacation. But that's just me, YOMV.
wing_zealot 01/13/20 06:03pm Roads and Routes
RE: BMW vs KTM vs Triumph vs Honda Adventure motorcycle

What is your definition of "trail riding". Because my definition of trail riding doesn't include trying to muscle anything more then about 300 lbs around. (I've done several thousand miles of trail riding, and even now at well into my 60's). Weight and trails are mutually exclusive.
wing_zealot 01/12/20 07:51am Around the Campfire
RE: Illinois state park alcohol rules

Good question, but the only answer that you could depend on would best be supplied by the ranger at the park you're reservation is at.
wing_zealot 01/05/20 07:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cash Vs. Finance

Financing something instead of paying cash is no different that borrowing money to invest it. In a good economy, you can get away with it. If a recession hits, you can lose, big time. If you can't afford to pay cash, that is one thing. If you CAN afford to pay cash, you are betting your financial security on the economy staying strong. I don't see anyone recommending taking out a loan and just investing that money.The difference is "collateral". You should look up the meaning of that word. It makes a big difference, especially to the guy lending you the money. The point is, just because you "can" pay cash, doesn't mean you "should". Remember, I still have that money, I can pay off the loan anytime I want, and keep the money I already made. But I do want to give you a big Thank-You. It's people like you that make it easy for me to borrow money so cheaply. So, THANKS, keep up the good work!
wing_zealot 01/05/20 07:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Adhesive for Aluminum roof to plywood?

There are literally millions of metal roofs screwed down to wood substrates. You use specialty screws designed for that purpose and install them properly. Why re-invent the wheel. Follow the manufacturer's directions.
wing_zealot 01/05/20 06:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Cash Vs. Finance

Always amazes me how many people will finance an RV...It amazes me how many pay cash! Over the last 11 years (since the end of 2007 which includes the market crash in 2008) my investments have earned a 6.4% average annualized return. This year it was over 20%. I have several loans, one at around 4.5%, one at 3.21%, and one at 2.94%. I can pay them off anytime I want to; but why would I. I'm making more keeping my money invested. Let me put it to you simply. I took out a $25,000.00 loan in the end of April at 3.21% for 60 months. I left that $25,000.00 invested in my moderate risk balanced index fund. I take the payment $451.55 out of that fund account every month, first payment made the end of May, the balance remains invested. As of Jan 1 I have a balance of $24,307.89 in that account. The loan payoff amount is $21,893.62 Yes it was a good year. But even if it was an average market (7% per year) I would still be $900.00 ahead at this point. I still have the money to pay off the loan any day I want; plus I get to keep the difference between the payoff amount and the current balance in the account. (minus taxes) which would amount to about $775.00 today. Now obviously there is some risk involve. If the markets are in a downtrend, maybe it’s not a good time to capitalize your own loan. If the markets are stable and remain stable, in the end you reap a substantial benefit. Anytime the market slides such that the balance in the account is in danger of not covering the payoff amount, I can pay off the loan free and clear. Your biggest risks are the first few months. If the fund dives and loses 5% a month for the first 3 months you would be looking at a $3500.00 loss. If the markets perform normally, you will start out ahead and be able to sustain blips as the market moves up and down in its normal course.×2
wing_zealot 01/04/20 07:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Coil on plug # 6 on Ford V10

On my 02 V10 it was #3, I had to change it 3 times in 185,000 miles. I changed all the plugs at 100,000, and changed 2 or 3 other coil packs during the time I had it, but #3 I changed 3 times.
wing_zealot 01/01/20 07:17am Tech Issues
RE: Better/safer to have only one w/d bar? Or none?

Getting a repair or replacement can't happen until after our return leg later this weekReally?? What if your drawbar breaks because you've exceeded its rating? Just speculating on what the other side of the coin looks like.
wing_zealot 12/29/19 08:22am Towing
RE: weight of MH

There will be a GVWR sticker-- likely on the pillar of the driver's door. With the camper conversion, assume it is near GVWR.Not on a 1979.
wing_zealot 12/29/19 08:15am Tech Issues
RE: *NEWB ALERT* question about TT up keep

Some people lay rope lights directly on the ground around the edge of the trailer or around the area near the steps.
wing_zealot 12/28/19 06:06am Travel Trailers
RE: *NEWB ALERT* question about TT up keep

Propane - just open up the burners on the stove and let er rip until all the air is purged from the lines and the burners will lite. Then turn on the fridge. It may still take a couple of cycles on the fridge for it to lite but nothing more than turning it off and back on again once or twice. Shouldn't have to fiddle with the regulator at all.
wing_zealot 12/27/19 06:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Slideouts Stalling

Battery getting weak?
wing_zealot 12/23/19 06:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Buying Used with Delamination?

You do know you are responding to a 4 year old post right? I'm pretty sure he's made up his mind by now.
wing_zealot 12/17/19 06:53pm Travel Trailers
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