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RE: Verizon Visible Ghost Phone

We switched to Visible from Verizon s while back and could not be more pleased with the service. Very easy porting number and phone from old service to new and the whole process was done online, after I got the card and installed it, with no snags whatsoever. My phone is set to use WiFi automatically when it is available. Barney
BarneyS 11/26/20 09:24am Technology Corner
RE: Advice on towing a 5th wheel

With the above post, which kind of sums up this question and possible answers, I am going to close this thread. Thank you all for your contributions. Barney
BarneyS 11/23/20 08:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Surge breaks on a dolly

I get it now. Thanks! Wasn't thinking straight this morning. Also forgot to move it. Moving now.:o Barney
BarneyS 11/20/20 11:11am Dinghy Towing
RE: Surge breaks on a dolly

The OP said he was going to use a two wheel dolly. Don't see why there would be any tire scrub with a two wheel dolly when turning. Moved to Dinghy Towing forum from Towing. Barney
BarneyS 11/20/20 07:50am Dinghy Towing
RE: Propane tank locks for my TT

Years ago, I had a popup trailer stored in my son-in-laws barn. The barn burned to the ground taking our popup with it including the partially full propane tank on the tongue. The tank was blackened and a bit warped but did not explode. Not sure why as we were in Florida for the winter when it happened and was not able to talk to the firemen about it. Just glad it didn't explode.:E. Posted a picture on shortly after it happened but the picture was lost during the Photobucket fiasco several years ago. Barney
BarneyS 11/18/20 05:08pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: will a flat tire cause my fifth wheel to lean

Fixing those two tires should be your first objective. You can't level your trailer when two of the tires are flat. Once they're fixed, then you can use leveling blocks under the low side to raise it up. Blocks under the tires are how you level from side to side. Your landing gear jacks level you from front to back. Here is your answer. Thread closed. Barney
BarneyS 11/17/20 04:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reservations

In all our years of travel, we very seldom made advance reservations and never had a problem finding a site for overnight. As already mentioned, if we were planning on staying overnight near a popular tourist destination, we would call ahead and see if a spot was available. Once in a while we would even reserve a spot - especially if we were planning on staying more than one night. The reason for not making them was that we were never sure exactly where we would be wanting to stop. If we knew we wanted to stop at a particular campground then we would sometimes make a reservation. Another reason is that most campgrounds want a credit card to reserve. We were not comfortable putting our number out there for a stranger unless it was the only way. This was our preferred method of travel for over 40 years. Barney
BarneyS 11/17/20 10:01am General RVing Issues
RE: will a flat tire cause my fifth wheel to lean

I think the factory ran out of air to fill them when they made your rig. Barney
BarneyS 11/17/20 09:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Filling small holes in Filon/Fiberglass exterior walls

Moved to Tech Issues forum from DIY.
BarneyS 11/15/20 06:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Where's the Webasto Diesel heater fuses on an 2015 Etrek

Moved to Tech Issues forum from DIY.
BarneyS 11/15/20 06:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Jacking up an RV

Moved to Tech Issues forum from DIY.
BarneyS 11/13/20 09:36am Tech Issues
RE: Super Fireproof material

Moved to ATC from DIY.
BarneyS 11/10/20 09:26am Around the Campfire
RE: Beware Camco Water Heater Tank Rinser

Yes, I drain the one in my house every few years to get any rust or other crud out of the bottom of the tank. Have done that routine for about 60 years or so. :E After a year of use, you would be amazed at what comes out of the water heater if you blast some water around in there. It depends on where you camp and what the quality of the water is in your rig but most campgrounds have relatively hard water which leaves white deposits behind on the heating rods and other parts of the heater. I have had as much as a whole cup or more of the crud break loose and come out of mine after camping for the summer and then spending the winter in a campground in Florida. I would always clean and drain the water heater before we returned to Michigan in the spring. I just use the Camco wand with the J bend at the end. It provides a lot of velocity to the water which breaks up the crud inside. Mine is probably 10 or 12 years old and will definitely look at it closely next spring when our trailer is opened up again to be sure the tube is securely fastened. I also have one of those long wire grippers as was linked. It is used a lot to get coins out of my wifes clothes dryer here at home and have used it for many other purposes also. A must have in anyone's toolbox in my opinion. :) Barney
BarneyS 11/08/20 05:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Not Utilizing RV Parks or Boondocking

A Walmart parking lot would be the last place I would overnight. If you were trying to reach your planned campground in fog so thick you could barely see the road in front of you then you would welcome it - as we did. Barney
BarneyS 11/08/20 06:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Not Utilizing RV Parks or Boondocking

We have done it (motel) once in the past 35 years. Several years ago we left Michigan for Florida in January and the temp was -11 degrees. Yes, I said MINUS Eleven degrees! Our destination for the first day of travel was a campground in Rantoul, Ill. When we arrived there, the temp was still -11 degrees! We decided to stay the night in a motel and hope our diesel truck would start the next morning. It started fine and we continued our journey without incident. That is the only time we have ever not stayed the night in our rig while travelling. We usually stay at regular campgrounds but occasionally will stay in a Walmart or other parking lot with permission - not often though but only because of extenuating circumstances. The same was true when we used to travel and camp in a tent via motorcycle. We went all over the East, South, and Midwest on it and only stayed in a motel two or three times over the course of about 10 years. That usually happened if we had been riding in rain all day and needed a nice warm shower and a heater to dry out things. Lots of fun though! :) Barney
BarneyS 11/07/20 08:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Collapsible ladder?

Those Little Giant ladders are very nice but quite heavy to move around and carry. I used and carried a 10.5 foot collapsible telescoping ladder for quite a few years before we quit travelling two years ago. It was tall enough for my use with a travel trailer but think if I had a 5th wheel I would get a 12 or 15 footer. They collapse down to a easy to carry and store package and are sturdy enough to carry my 215lbs up and down. It got a lot of use and you can see it being used in my post about painting my roof here. Be aware that my opinion has changed completely from the one posted in that thread about the product I used. Barney
BarneyS 11/06/20 06:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing In Snow Who's Done It?

You might want to send a private message to the moderator of the Tow Vehicle forum Blt2ski. Marty has had extensive towing experience in the mountains both for recreation and for his business. He probably will also find this thread and contribute. He knows the rules and can and will be a great help. Good luck! :) Barney
BarneyS 11/04/20 05:00pm Towing
RE: Slide-Out Adjustment

Moved to Tech Issues forum from DIY.
BarneyS 11/04/20 02:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Finished! Roof Coating/Maintenance Report with Henry's 877

OP and Silversand, You might be interested in this post by long time member and VERY helpful JBarca. :) Barney
BarneyS 11/02/20 09:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Painting roof What to use?

Thank you for that info John! :). As usual, a very helpful and informative post from you. I may just have to pull my camper out from its' spot in Dales campground , make an appointment with a friend that I know down there who does excellent repair work, and tow it down to Ohio sometime in the future. :W I appreciate the post you just made very much. When I decide to do my roof again, I will ask them about this product. Thanks again! Barney
BarneyS 11/02/20 09:05am General RVing Issues
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