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RE: Jeep Death wobble

Historically death wobble on multiple brands has been lack of caster. Yes, tightening up clearances with new parts helps as does a steering damper (which just tries to control the wobble) but, in general, solid front axles require 5 to 7 degrees of caster.
DougE 08/13/19 09:47am Dinghy Towing
RE: Traveling From Kingman, az to near San Antonio, tx

This would make and interesting "poll" question!
DougE 08/05/19 03:16pm Roads and Routes
RE: Traveling From Kingman, az to near San Antonio, tx

Not sure where Spring Valley is but I would take I40 to Clines Corners in New Mexico, Go south on US285 to Vaughn, East on US60 to the Texas border, Southeast on US84 to Lubbock, and then South on US87. That will get you to the Austin/San Antonio region and you can pick the best final leg of your route from there. I've used this route many times and it works well for an RV. Note that many New Mexico state roads are narrow and have 55 mph speed limits.
DougE 08/05/19 08:48am Roads and Routes
RE: Current GM / Chevy Reliability

All trucks are really good these days. It's just a **** shoot as to whether or not you get one of the "problem children". That said, it's best to avoid the first model year of a particular driveline configuration as we're usually being the "beta" testers!
DougE 07/16/19 02:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Do you recommend unhitching the dinghy over Monarch Pass?

It will definitely be easier on your Class C and not that big of a deal to accomplish. I went over a really steep section going into California on IH8 with a 30' Class A (Chevy 454 engine) pulling a Suzuki Sidekick and really struggled. Sure wished I had thought to separate them and let the wife drive the Sidekick. It was the first time on that route and didn't know what I was facing.
DougE 07/10/19 08:15am Roads and Routes
RE: Chisos Basin, Big Bend

There's 3 hairpins where you'll have to go over the center line and there's only a few camping slots that will take long RV's. You'll be much happier at Rio Grande Village campground.
DougE 07/02/19 08:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Texas?!? I'm shocked.

My two cargo trailers are no longer required to get inspections in Texas. Don't know about RV's though. Just change 2 years ago I think.
DougE 06/25/19 03:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Level trailer

Don't obsess! If the adjustment holes in your hitch do not set the trailer exactly level, it's best to set it slightly nose down rather than nose up.
DougE 06/21/19 03:19pm Towing
RE: Turning your heat off at home while in Florida

For a rule of thumb, you can assume the temperature of the pipes in the exterior walls will be halfway between the interior temperature and the outside temperature. If its 0*F outside and you have the thermostat set to 60*F inside then the pipe could reach 30*F. BTW, pipe insulation does not stop freezing, it just increases the amount of time till the pipe does freeze.
DougE 06/20/19 08:53am Snowbirds
RE: Want to replace shower with shower/sauna/deep tub...

What you need is a pickup for a tow vehicle, a sheet of plastic, a propane burner and a bucket. Line the pickup bed with the plastic. Partially fill with water and bring up to temperature by adding water from a bucket heated over the burner. Sit inside and then use the bucket to pour water over your head. :)
DougE 06/17/19 08:06am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: It sure is complicated.

Common sense is not that common. Common sense is actually applied experience. Not everyone has the same experiences thus some have "common sense" about situations that others may not have.
DougE 06/17/19 08:00am General RVing Issues
RE: toy haulers stop at weigh stations?

Weight stations primarily exist to regulate heavy haulers and long distance drivers. For example, states generally restrict total rig loadweights to 80,000# (or something similar). There are also restrictions on driving hours that are confirmed by checking log books. So, in general, if you are not a long distance driver hauling heavy loads, weight stations are not for you.
DougE 06/03/19 07:50am Toy Haulers
RE: Tap into my 30 amp Dryer outlet for an RV outlet???

If the dryer is on a single pole, 30 amp, circuit breaker the answer is yes. (Inside the breaker panel the wiring from the plug should be 3 wires - hot, neutral and ground.)
DougE 05/30/19 08:29am Travel Trailers
RE: does anyone know how to remove this box section?

HomeDepot has all you need with this.
DougE 05/27/19 05:33pm Tech Issues
RE: does anyone know how to remove this box section?

Drill out the center of the pop rivits with a 1/8" drill bit, then insert new pop rivits when you're through.
DougE 05/27/19 02:54pm Tech Issues
RE: MH trip to Keys & New Orlean lessons

Paste wax your Mh front but don't polish it off. Buff after the love bug collection for the day is complete.
DougE 05/26/19 08:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for info on Pecos River High Bridge, Texas

Pretty much every place from Big Bend National Park to Amistad Lake is safe. This stretch is very remote from the Mexican side.
DougE 05/07/19 08:21am Roads and Routes
RE: Looking for info on Pecos River High Bridge, Texas

Your question is a little more complex than you think. If you will go to and drill down to the Pecos River Bridge, just a little to the east of Langtry on Hwy 90. You will see, in the satellite view: A nice parking area at the east end of the bridge on the north side that will let you view the river from the east abutment of the bridge. You can easily turn your rig around there. If you travel a little more to the east you will find a turn off on the south side that will lead you to a high rest area that overlooks the bridge and the river. If you go a little futher east you will reach Seminole Canyon State Park that has a walk down into the canyon where you can see pictographs.
DougE 05/06/19 03:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: 30 amp 240 volt mistake!!

Scary reading. A lot of ignorance here! A 240v fully wired outlet is 120v, 120v, neutral, ground (4 wires). From there you can drop down to pretty much anything you want with the correct adapters.
DougE 05/04/19 03:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Flat Towing Assumption

Yep, that's what I was proposing to see if anyone had knowledge that it wouldn't work.
DougE 04/28/19 09:43am Dinghy Towing
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