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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 googlemaps.com 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
RE: Flat Towing Assumption

That was a total inept installation and amount of time. My Canyon has the factory trailer plug setup in the rear bumper (combo 7-way & 4-way). My first effort would be to run a standard 4-way trailer wire from the front to the rear and put trailer side connectors on both ends. Should work plugged into the tow vehicle trailer outlet and the Colorado trailer outlet? (I'll gladly admit my ignorence if this can't work with the Colorado wiring.)
DougE 04/25/19 08:38am Dinghy Towing
RE: Open trailer

If I already had an open motorcycle trailer, I would create a 4' high plywood surround just large enough to enclose the motorcycle. Then cut out the necessary holes to pass the tie downs through.
DougE 04/05/19 08:51am Truck Campers
RE: Best connectors for brake wiring?

I prefer these crimp connectors and heat shrink tubing.
DougE 04/02/19 08:20am Travel Trailers
RE: ree drumond,pawhuska Ok,place to camp

Oh great! Now you've given Ree another project.
DougE 03/24/19 08:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Your Thoughs on Using a Trailer for the Toad(?)

I am normally a strong advocate for putting the toad on a trailer. However, I put many miles on a Suzuki Sidekick 4 down and it worked well. I think the Samaurai is even easier to set up for towing. With the Sidekick I had to run the engine every 200 miles to lube the transfer case. I don't think that may be required for the Samaurai. A telescoping tow bar definitely made it easier to hook up.
DougE 03/03/19 09:09am Class C Motorhomes
RE: ? Opinion/Thoughts - Dolly or Flatbed Trailer for Dinghy

As stated, you are limited to FWD toads only when using a dolly. You also have to cobble up a running, stop and turn signal light system. You are extremely limited in backing distance. With a trailer, no limit on backing, built in lighting and braking systems, no wear and tear on the toad. Sets up higher so less chance of road debris damage. Definitely put a hitch on the toad for moving the trailer.
DougE 02/27/19 08:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Motorcycle trailer for Class C

I had a Honda Big Ruckus. 380#. I used the motorcycle carrier shown earlier and adapted it to a wheelchair platform lift. https://i.imgur.com/dCfdvC5l.jpg Since the scooter was so tail heavy I added a support to futher stabilize it. https://i.imgur.com/tKegOggl.jpg I could not identify any negative effect on the handling of my Sprinter. I have since upgraded to a 500# motorcycle and have outfitted a 4x8 trailer to haul it. The trailer is aluminum and easy to roll around when empty. I did upgrade the axle to non-metric and replaced the tires with 80 mph rated. https://i.imgur.com/0CiDpIEl.jpg
DougE 02/27/19 08:28am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Roof vent lid gone... how did this happen?

Whenever I replaced a vent cover I always painted it for UV protection (same with vent pipe covers). Spray paint for plastic is readily available at big box stores.
DougE 02/13/19 08:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Pinto bean stew

In the dry bean section of our local grocery there is a 15 mixed bean package that includes a seasoning package. Your grocery may have one also. Like you, we add sausage to it making a great soup. You might check your grocery for a similar bean mix.
DougE 02/10/19 09:10am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: umbilical wire color coding

Fortunately both the cargo standard and the RV standard used the same locations, only the wire color changes. Just as a personal preference I always wire to the cargo standard as most outfitters are more familiar with it.
DougE 02/10/19 08:50am Tech Issues
RE: Oregon/Washington - May or September?

I usually travel from campground to campground in my Sprinter and the use my motorcycle to roam the area, so weather is important to me. I'm a big fan of local cafés and will be looking for café recommendations along Hwy 101 as well. Maybe I could pick campgrounds based on café recommendations!:)
DougE 02/03/19 11:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Oregon/Washington - May or September?

I'm considering doing the coasts of Oregon and Washington this year and want to avoid the summer crowds by going in either May or September. Which is better for campground availability and weather? I'm not big on making reservations either.
DougE 02/03/19 10:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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