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RE: Best Forum by far!

BarneyS 03/08/21 08:36am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: DOT Endurance Test for ST Tires NOT same for LT Tires

Time for this one to go to sleep. Thread closed. Barney
BarneyS 03/06/21 12:49pm Towing
RE: Visible Wireless Feedback

It was a random choice after looking over some of the offers on the site linked by Dutch_12078 on the previous page. I chose one that had 33 present members. It is now at 35. Interests really have nothing to do with it as you have no contact or interaction with the other members of the group. You can post questions or talk with another member on the site that you joins' webpage though. I think I can send you a link if you wish. Barney edit: Check your PMs. I sent you a link.
BarneyS 03/05/21 02:59pm Technology Corner
RE: Visible Wireless Feedback

For those who started their own Visible Party Play group, how is the group managed? The only management needed is to approve a persons request to join. After that everybody is on their own with their own account, billing, etc. All joining means is that you get a reduced rate until it gets to $25 and then it stays there. The advantage to a lot of members is that if one or two leave, then you don't lose your discount for the rest of the members. I think computers handle everything because when I joined a new group yesterday or the day before, my billing rate dropped and was immediately reflected in my online statement. Barney
BarneyS 03/05/21 02:07pm Technology Corner
RE: parking on hill

He shouldn't screw down the rubber chocks that are behind the front axles because they have to be removed to get the trailer out. Otherwise he would have to just drive over them with the rear axle. They aren't going anywhere anyway unless a neighbor needs a pair. :E Barney
BarneyS 03/05/21 01:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing Harley and trailer

If it were me, I would add the bags, inflate to level the truck and leave the WD bars where they are. Just like a 5th wheel, the bags are used to help raise the truck. The purpose of the WD remains the same - to put the weight lost from the front axle back where it belongs. There should be no change in your weight distribution if you simply raise the rear of the truck back to where it was normally when towing. I wouldn't crank up too much on the 1400lb bars unless your trailer tongue is at least 6 or 8 inches tall on the frame members. Even 6 inches is a bit of a stretch for possible frame bending when the 1400lb bars are drawn up tight. If you use the bags to level your truck before hitching up, then you shouldn't have to change the bars much if at all. Barney
BarneyS 03/05/21 10:09am Towing
RE: Visible Wireless Feedback

I just joined another group that presently has 33 members and was accepted immediately. I had to leave my own group before I could join another. My own is now done. Barney
BarneyS 03/04/21 07:54am Technology Corner
RE: Visible Wireless Feedback

Dutch, I didn't know that you could have more than 4 people in your party. That is great.:) I used to have my wife in mine but she stopped using her phone altogether so she dropped out. I joined that link you posted and made a post about my party and already have a new member. Thank you. One thing I noticed is that that site is not too user friendly if you are not used to those types of groups. What happens if you join anothers party and still have your own going? Barney
BarneyS 03/03/21 06:09pm Technology Corner
RE: Potentially dangerous mistake in March RV Magazine

I watched folks do it in that order (Unhook,, watch Trailer roll toward lake. Try to stop it (Fail) thankfully there was dirt and the tong jack dug in and stopped it before splash. then they chocked and re-hooked repositioned and rechocked before unhooking again . Oh if you do forget.. Grab the break-away brake wire It is not strong enough to stop the trailer from rolling but when the pin comes out of teh clothspin switch .. Brakes ON. Or better yet, don't disconnect the breakaway cable from your tow vehicle until after you release from the hitch..... advice that should also be in the article referenced in the OP. Not necessary if the wheels are properly chocked first. Barney
BarneyS 03/03/21 12:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: removing shades & valance

On our trailer, they are held on with upside down "L" brackets that are screwed into the wall. The valance sits on the bracket and is held on via a screw from the underside. It is necessary to remove them to work on the blinds or remove the blinds. It is not necessary to remove the screws into the wall or remove the bracket. I have removed mine several times to replace the strings in the blinds. To get the Valance off, I raised the blind about half way and then stuck a long screwdriver up under the valance to take out the screws (2). The screwdriver I used was at least 12 inches or more long. Found it at a flea market in Florida many years ago.:) Removing them was the easy part. Putting them back was a bit harder as you had to guess as to the proper placement of the valance in hopes of getting the screws back into the previous holes in the wood. I found the best way was to first put a screw up through the bracket, hold it there with long screwdriver, and then place the valance on top and fish around for the hole and start the screw in. Then repeat on the other end of the valance. When you get that screw started, finish the job on that end and then move back to the first screw and tighten that one up. Doing it that way will eliminate a long frustrating time trying to fish the screw into the hole from below and you can't see what you are doing. Found this out the hard way!:R Hope this helps you out. :) Barney
BarneyS 03/02/21 06:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New post on bike carriers

I use a Rola "Convoy" to carry my heavy, electric, fat tire bike on the back of my vehicle (not trailer) and keep it from bouncing around with a Hitch Vise. Works very well and is well made. Barney
BarneyS 03/02/21 07:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Replacing trim/screw cover around door & bunk ends

I would bet the one in your link is the proper size. Barney
BarneyS 03/02/21 07:21am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Visible Wireless Feedback

I've had Visible for over a year now. Have excellent coverage wherever I go and I also use my phone (Galaxy S8+) as a hotspot while camping out in the boonies. It works great for this. I have also used my phone to stream to my TV which works well. I just wish I could find some people to join my "Party Pay",like Dutch above, so the cost would go down a bit. It drops $5/person for every person who joins a "Party". Great deal if you can get three people to join and the cost would only be $25/person/month for unlimited talk, texts, and data. Barney
BarneyS 03/01/21 07:59pm Technology Corner
RE: Potentially dangerous mistake in March RV Magazine

Got a reply today and they said they would publish a correction in the April issue of the magazine. Glad they got it and just hope nobody has been or gets hurt in the meantime. Barney
BarneyS 03/01/21 10:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Underframe Storage

Something like this should probably do the trick. A bit pricy but most things that fit RV's are. Barney width=300
BarneyS 03/01/21 09:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Paperwork

In addition to the required paperwork I carry a complete list of all of our doctors'names, addresses and phone numbers, medications, medical history, and emergency contact information. This is all on a typed sheet, laminated or put into a plastic sheet holder, and taped or put into a cabinet in the trailer and a copy in the glove compartment of the truck. Barney
BarneyS 03/01/21 09:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Magazine

I just skimmed thru the latest edition and learned that RV toilet paper is an absolute must. So no more arguments and discussion on that subject, just do it. :D Ain't that the truth! :B :B :B. I noticed the same thing.:B Barney
BarneyS 02/28/21 05:56pm Beginning RVing
RE: The Horrible RV Magazine

Also, do not remove the chains until off the ball. If you have the wheels chocked properly, then the chains will not matter. If you one that unhooks, then chocks the wheels then I agree with your statement.:). Could prevent a rearward roll but do nothing for a forward roll.:E Barney
BarneyS 02/28/21 11:14am Good Sam Club
RE: DOT Endurance Test for ST Tires NOT same for LT Tires

One possible reason for the different standards between ST and LT or passenger tires is that ST's can only be used legally on a trailer and people don't ride in trailers. You cannot, and should not, put STs on a truck or car. The reverse does not hold true however. There is no law that I am aware of the prohibits the use of an LT tire on a trailer or car. Could be wrong on that but I have never heard of one. Anyway, I think this is probably the main reason why ST's are not a choice for a passenger vehicle and would account for the different test standards. Barney
BarneyS 02/28/21 11:09am Towing
RE: Potentially dangerous mistake in March RV Magazine

Snip... On edit, did you attempt to report the error? Yes, I have attempted to report it on several areas including e-mails and Private Messages. No replies as of yet. Interestingly, the magazine does not make that very easy. I searched all over for a "contact us" type link and found none. Barney
BarneyS 02/28/21 10:02am General RVing Issues
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