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RE: Building fence post sewer hose storage. Need 5.5" caps

5 inch vinyl fence post cap Barney
BarneyS 12/28/20 05:07pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Looking for portable electric space heater for rv!

As mentioned by one poster earlier, we also use a Vornado electric heater in our trailer. We have used it for quite a few years in weather down to the 30's and it keeps us comfortable. In addition to heating a quite large area, it is very quiet, in contrast to some of the other elec heaters we have tried. The fan blows the heat out for quite a ways and does not interfere with the tv or talking etc. Barney https://i.imgur.com/8FSVRJ9l.jpg width=250
BarneyS 12/28/20 01:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Greasing the hitch

Any time you have metal to metal contact with friction you are going to have wear. The idea of the grease is to reduce that friction and therefore the wear. Almost every single hitch manufacturer, with the exception of one (Andersen) that I am aware of, recommends the use of some type of grease on the tow ball. There have been instances of people not using grease and hitch ball came loose in the head because of the friction and turning motion during turns. In addition, if you have L shaped WD bars that insert up into the hitch head you should grease those bars every time you tow. There is a tremendous amount of pressure between those bar ends and the hitch head receptacles. Dry bars will often make a lot of squeaks and grinding noises. Over time, the bars ends will wear into an oval shape and the inside of the hitch head will wear quite badly on the bottom edge closest to the trailer. When this happens, you will get less and less WD from your bars and find you have to take up another link or adjust the bars up tighter. This is a clue that your bars are wearing out. Contrary to what was implied in a previous statement - a hitch head or WD hitch does not last forever. I used to remove my bars at the end of a towing session and wipe them off along with the ball before stowing away. Then I would apply a light coating of wheel bearing grease before every new tow. Did this routine for over 50 years until stopping towing recently. Always worked for me! :) Barney
BarneyS 12/27/20 10:12am Travel Trailers
RE: What PSI for tires?

Come on folks, it is the day after Christmas! Please behave yourselves and quit the trolling, profanities, and flaming! You guys are going to wear out my delete key before the new year even begins! :R Try to remember the "Goodwill towards men" part. :) Barney
BarneyS 12/27/20 09:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Merry Christmas

Thanks Barney. Merry Christmas to you and everyone else too.. So glad we are all still here after all these years. Lots of posts and lots of info passed along and yet we still keeping coming back! :) Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1 Thank you all. Mitch, Yes we keep coming back because we make friends here and enjoy helping other people. Some of my best friends are people I have communicated with and camped with from this forum. If you have been here over 20 years, as I have, you are bound to talk with and meet some very nice people that become lifelong friends. It would be extremely difficult for me to walk away from this forum because of that. I enjoy my job as moderator and have been doing it for most of those 20 years. That job has brought me many new friends (even some that I have edited or deleted now and then :E). I hope to continue as long as I am able. Barney
BarneyS 12/25/20 09:13am Towing
Merry Christmas!

To all members of this forum. Thank you all for your contributions this year to the forums. I am sure you have helped many people out in some way. This includes me as you guys always get me to spend some money on something! :E. Almost all have been good useful items, so thank you for that. :) I hope you all have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS or HAPPY HOLIDAYS (take your pick) and have a better new year than this one was. Thank you again for all you contribute to these forums! :) Barney
BarneyS 12/24/20 12:46pm Fifth-Wheels
Merry Christmas!

To all members of this forum. Thank you all for your contributions this year to the forums. I am sure you have helped many people out in some way. This includes me as you guys always get me to spend some money on something! :E. Almost all have been good useful items, so thank you for that. :) I hope you all have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS or HAPPY HOLIDAYS (take your pick) and have a better new year than this one was. Thank you again for all you contribute to these forums! :) Barney
BarneyS 12/24/20 12:45pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Merry Christmas

To all members of this forum. Thank you all for your contributions this year to the forums. I am sure you have helped many people out in some way. This includes me as you guys always get me to spend some money on something! :E. Almost all have been good useful items, so thank you for that. :) I hope you all have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS or HAPPY HOLIDAYS (take your pick) and have a better new year than this one was. Thank you again for all you contribute to these forums! :) Barney
BarneyS 12/24/20 12:44pm Towing
RE: What does it mean?

Thanks OP for a well thought out first post and no follow up...:Z What follow up is needed? :R It was a simple question which was answered. Barney
BarneyS 12/21/20 10:05am Beginning RVing
RE: waterproofing slide floor

A slide topper is an awning that covers the slide and goes in and out automaticlly when you deploy or bring in the slide. I have had them on my trailers for years and would not have one without them. Barney Slide toppers on Amazon Be careful if you order one online that you are getting the hardware and not just the fabric. Here is an example of the complete package. Complete awning package
BarneyS 12/21/20 09:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Which pick up to buy for towing big fifth wheel?

Please do not double post. See the other post you made in the Towing forum on this subject. Thread closed. Barney
BarneyS 12/21/20 07:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Motorhome or trailer ????

OTR truck drivers almost universally call any RV a "camper". Doesn't seem to matter if it is a small pop-up or a million+ dollar motorhome, they are all "campers" to them. :B Barney
BarneyS 12/18/20 10:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reposition heat duct for better space heating

Repositioned heat ductwork and outlet.
BarneyS 12/16/20 05:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Behold! to solar project monster!!!

For what it's worth, I fixed the original post with the pictures. Only took me 2 hours! :) I used this site to do the job. It was developed by our own moderator of the Technical Issues forum 1492. It is very simple to use and makes posting pictures in threads extremely easy. It also automatically sizes each picture to fit our forum guidelines. All you do is upload a picture from your computer to the site, copy the resulting URL, and then paste it into your post without making any changes whatsoever. Your picture will then appear in the post and be properly sized. OP, you owe me a beer!:B:W Barney
BarneyS 12/15/20 03:10pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: So Lost

Why keep bring up commercial law when it does not apply to private use of a light truck? Ken Probably because people keep making statements as if it does. Barney
BarneyS 12/09/20 08:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: water heater drain mod

Why would you need to drain the water heater three or four times a year? We traveled for years and only drained ours once per year and flushed out all the sediment at that time with a wand through the drain hole. We never drained it in between stops or campgrounds. Our present trailer is 16 years old and has the original 10 gal Atwood gas/elec water heater which still works great. I see no need to drain several time a year unless you camp in areas that have horrible water in which case I would probably not be stopping there.:W Barney
BarneyS 12/05/20 08:39am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Thanksgiving 2020

Thank you Grey Mountain! I wish I had written that as it expresses my feelings also. :) Barney
BarneyS 11/29/20 09:13am Around the Campfire
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
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