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RE: Why do I need a W/D or sway control

I posted that the advice you get here is no better than from the campground bar, apparently a moderator took offense to my spot-on opinion and deleted it. It was taken out for being off topic. You said nothing about what was being discussed. Instead, you just posted a link to a video. We are not talking about nuclear explosions here. Barney
BarneyS 07/05/22 12:22pm Towing
RE: Who can be the last poster?

First day of SUMMER!:) Barney
BarneyS 06/21/22 07:46am Around the Campfire
RE: Getting gas with long trailer?

I would not even attempt to back up with two trailers- especially the kind we have. I used to drive truck and still marvel at the ability of some of these drivers pulling and backing two gravel or dirt trailers. Had one the other day pull in to a new homesite near us so I stopped to watch what he was going to do. Instead of dropping the 2nd one like I, and most others would probably do, he proceeded to back the thing up around the corner and into the lot. I could not do that in a million years! Quite impressive. Barney
BarneyS 06/20/22 08:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you unhook for the night?

Mondooker, Take a look at my earlier post and you will see what trailer I have. There is also a picture of it in my signature. No, hitching and unhitching are no big deal to me. Just takes a couple of minutes to do and if it makes the refuel easier then I do it. I have a Hensley hitch but have used and owned just about all the different style hitches out there over the years. The main reason I stay hooked up is that I consider it insurance in case I need to move quickly for some reason or other. Either way, it is not something I loose sleep over.:B Barney
BarneyS 06/18/22 07:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you unhook for the night?

I am sure Barney has something he is thinking about but I would also like to know what unhooking has to do with operating the slides????? Snip... The reason for my post was that the OP asked about parking for an overnight stop, not an extended camp. I have been RVing for many years and most folks I know do not unhook when stopped for one night unless there are other reasons to do so as have already been mentioned in this thread. Our trailers floor plan lets us access all areas of the trailer and use all features with the slide all the way in. We travelled all over and rarely unhooked unless I wanted to get fuel at a particular location that was hard to get into with the trailer attached. I am actually surprised at the number of you who do unhook almost every time you stop for a night. Barney
BarneyS 06/17/22 04:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Insurance and RAM 5500

Try Progressive, but brace yourself. They won't have the rates nor the exemplary service you've enjoyed with USAA. Slightly off topic but I just checked with USAA yesterday about rates for my car, home, and umbrella and they were just over $1000 higher than our present insurer, Auto Owners, on the car and umbrella. Needless to say I did not switch over. Barney
BarneyS 06/17/22 08:15am Truck Campers
RE: Do you unhook for the night?

Yes, I wish I could access our bed and salon without slides. I'm not sure what that has to do with unhitching. Not sure? You are kidding right? :R Barney
BarneyS 06/17/22 07:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Awning Repair Kit Recommendations

The awning repair tape works well and last for a very long time. I would go that way if I were you. Barney Repair tape at Repair tape at Camping World
BarneyS 06/13/22 05:25pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Cedar Creek rear cap cracks

Snip...Although out of warranty this repair should have lasted more then 4 years. They didn't want to hear of it. I next called Forest River who basically told me the same thing....any thoughts??? Snip.... I am not surprised at their response. After all it had been four years. Most fiberglass surfaces will deteriorate after time and sun exposure - especially those on the front and back caps. I would try to buff it out and apply a good wax or other preservative. Spider cracks are not unusual in the corners of the thick caps and are usually just left alone. I have some on my trailer that have been there for about 15 years or more. You probably would have been best off to just leave them alone originally. Good luck. Barney
BarneyS 06/12/22 08:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tonneau Covers

I had a Bak Flip on my Ram and loved it. It was solid, didn't leak, easy to fold, and looked great. Barney
BarneyS 06/09/22 08:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Outside Stairs

I think this topic has been hashed over enough and the fact is nobody is going to agree on everything. Time to let this one go into neverland. Barney
BarneyS 06/02/22 05:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak fire in northeastern New Mexico...

If you will follow these directions exactly, it is very easy to post pictures on our forums. One of our moderators, 1492, developed this photo posting app to post your pictures. It works for other internet sites also. There is no need to have a separate hosting site for your pictures in order to use it. It is very simple to use. 1. Upload your picture from your computer to the app. 2. Copy the resulting URL. 3. Paste that URL into your post without ANY changes. No additions or deletions. Your picture will then appear in your post and be properly sized for use on our forums.:) Note: Norton Lifelock does not like the site for some reason. I, and others, use it regularly without issue. When I get the red "Dangerous Webpage Blocked" message I just click on "continue to the site" down at the bottom and everything is ok. Have been doing this since 2014.
BarneyS 05/21/22 08:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Owners manuel

Almost any RV manual is just a collection of the manuals that the appliance manufacturers put out and any other information is just about useless. We have a longtime member, Chris Bryant, now retired from his RV service business, who has generously provided a link to many manuals, both RV's themselves and appliances used in RV's, on his company website. You can check out the various categories on his site here. You would probably be best served by looking up the model numbers of the various items in your trailer and then searching for the manual for each item. Good luck. :) Barney
BarneyS 05/20/22 10:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Advice on adjusting the slide out

Jerry, I believe you are correct! :):C Barney
BarneyS 05/19/22 05:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Advice on adjusting the slide out

Mine is that way and has been walked on for about 18 years without any problems at all. Barney
BarneyS 05/19/22 08:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water Pressure Regulator

I haven’t used one in near 20 years of RVing. snip... Never found a need for it. It now just sits in the bin in the water bay. Hmmm. Never found a need for it YET! You never need one until you need it. :) Barney
BarneyS 05/18/22 08:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer Camera

Moved to Tech Issues forum from Towing.
BarneyS 05/18/22 08:43am Tech Issues
RE: Trailer Camera

RV Cams website Barney
BarneyS 05/17/22 08:19am Tech Issues
RE: Purchasing first TT, need a bit of sanity checking advice

Grit Dog, Thanks for the pointing out my error. It has been quite a few years since I had that truck. I fixed it. Regarding it being applicable to the OP, I only posted it to point out that GVWR was not the big thing to worry about unless it is grossly overweight. I agree that if he is really worried about being too close he should look at 250/2500 vehicles. Barney
BarneyS 05/13/22 04:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Purchasing first TT, need a bit of sanity checking advice

I'm with Grit Dog on this one. You should have no problem towing the 17JG with your vehicle and I wouldn't worry about being over the GVWR by a couple hundred pounds. The difference between the two trailers you are considering is negligible and the floor plan is much better in the 17JG in my opinion. I towed the trailer in my signature for quite a few years with a 1997 5.9L gas powered Ram 2500 which was overloaded by about 300lbs on the GVWR. All axle weights were ok and it was just the GVWR that was exceeded. Went probably well over 30,000 mile like that before I finally decided to get a diesel truck. Point is that the overload did not hurt me other than having to have the transmission rebuilt one time (very common for that year RAM). Go for it! :) Barney Edited to fix engine size. Thanks Grit Dog.:)
BarneyS 05/13/22 08:03am Travel Trailers
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