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RE: Confused about bearings

My two cents is I don't like Bearing Buddys on boats or cargo trailers. I have no experience wit TT bearings but have lots with boats and cargo trailers. When I am done with the job my wheels rock a bit as I like them that way but I think I repack more often than others. Never had a bearing freeze but did on a dealer serviced auto.
Raften 02/22/15 09:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: idiot people

In Canada we have daytime running lights( mandatory on all vehicles). They still find ways to be idiots! Daylight running lights are great. When I was a kid in the Midwest a kind of fad developed where people would put a single lamp in the middle of the grill. I remember how well you could see a vehicle. Then the powers that be decided that was against the law so people had to take them off. By then I was a senior in high school and my girlfriend and her mother were killed in a head on in rain. I have always thought it would not have happened if the lights were still legal.
Raften 02/17/15 10:52am Around the Campfire
RE: So what did you do to your Truck Camper today?

TC is still resting on its jacks BUT I am off crutches most of the time and managed to depress the truck clutch without fainting. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. LOL
Raften 02/16/15 01:17pm Truck Campers
RE: It's time to replace airbags, Firestone or Air Lift

Firestone
Raften 02/13/15 04:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Hitch Lock Hazared!!

If my hitch is going to be on the truck for a while, I use a grade 8 bolt with a lock nut. And just because I'm paranoid, I drilled the bolt and put a Cotter key in it. That is what I use and take it one step more. I drill thru the nut and not all the way thru the bolt. Then enlarge the hole in the nut. The bolt gets tapped for a set screw that uses a 1/8 Allen wrench. Unless a thief has a Allen wrench the stinger is staying put.
Raften 02/11/15 10:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Fridge won't stay burning in hot sun

It's extremely difficult to troubleshoot your problem over the internet when we don't know what year, make, model of trailer with or without slides, etc. His question seems pretty straight forward enough so an extensive DNA report might no be needed. A small fan should fix it or a shade for the grill.
Raften 02/10/15 05:17pm Tech Issues
RE: So what did you do to your Truck Camper today?

Alas, not much. I haven't been able to get around let alone drive a six speed for 7 weeks. If things don't improve it may be the end of TC travel for us. TC has not been neglected while sitting as I check for condensation often and keep the battery up. Can't get on the roof to clean twigs and such off from the recent wind and rain so got to talk my kid into doing it. NorCal recieved two good storms so there is hope but water will still be precious this summer if no more storms
Raften 02/09/15 01:40pm Truck Campers
RE: How often should I start a diesel engine?

I would put a biocide in the diesel tank considering where you are. Put it in before your next trip so it will mix well with the fuel.
Raften 02/02/15 08:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Timing tank limits

Dump every chance you get is my best advise.
Raften 01/20/15 07:24pm Beginning RVing
RE: In-Bed Connection

Make sure the install is up near the bed rail. Down low prevents loading things that sit on the bed, batteries in my case. Also up high makes it easier to plug in.
Raften 01/20/15 07:07pm Truck Campers
RE: LED dome light upgrade won't stay in place

Dab of GOOP, five years and still stuck.
Raften 01/11/15 09:49pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Tongue of 1972 Shasta very difficult to get off ball.

Small point, it called a coupler instead of tongue. Now that I have proved myself to be a dweeb let me offer more positive input. I have two of those couplers and they are a bear to release if there is any pressure against the clasp. While I have never needed to, isn't there a nut up under there that adjusts clasp grip? I am sure clasp in the wrong term but works for me.
Raften 01/10/15 05:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Noisy kids, drunks,rude people, dog dung

Not trying to troll this but it seems like most of the response is from east of the Rockies, just a lot more crowded camping back there?
Raften 01/09/15 12:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing questions

With a 40 inch extension you might consider side tension chains like the Super Hitch uses. I used S hooks one time instead of locking connectors and they tried to straighten out due to side force when turning.
Raften 01/09/15 12:23pm Truck Campers
RE: The fickle finger of fate was messing with me again

A good mantra to chant while hauling heavy is EXPECT STUPIDITY. At least you had a fast trip over The pass, took an hour and a half from 580/680 to Tracy on Xmas Eve. That has me on crutches from the truck clutch and arthritic knee.
Raften 01/06/15 04:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Stoked on a new Cargo Trailer for use with my TC

Very nice, load it nose heavy and head out.
Raften 01/02/15 07:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Move spare to top of TC, stick an Onan genset in the space?

In my old decrepit state I have a hard time just getting a spare on the studs. I would need a anti gravity device to get one on a roof. I don't think I have ever seen a spare on on a RV roof.
Raften 12/31/14 05:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Bears!!!

Never had too much trouble with bears in the valley but have had some long nights of defensive combat in the back country..
Raften 12/31/14 01:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: No thank you. Don't need your help

For a good time take a lawn chair and a cool drink to a boat ramp on a busy summer day.
Raften 12/29/14 07:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Big truck gets stuck in Zion tunnel; driver blames GPS

Yup, mistake but stuff happens and my bet is no one here can say they never make a bad decision. This one just had lasting problems.
Raften 12/29/14 01:49pm Roads and Routes
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