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RE: Directv or Dish?

I have had Dish for 3 years and it works well. With the "My Dish" phone app I can change my location to get local news & weather. It works so well I pull it from the RV and use it at home with the mobile antenna on a tripod. The down side is it does not always download the guild with means you need to manually do it.
Edd505 12/06/19 08:02pm Technology Corner
RE: senior pass

I would be OK with using my pass only on weekdays in very high-use parks. In fact, I usually avoid public campgrounds on weekends anyway. X2
Edd505 12/06/19 07:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: freezer have ice flakes

Why not just tell all of us? Over a couple years I have found they place a made in America sticker inside on the bottom where the two lower doors join. Remove it and clean the glue. The center flap may or may not work, it has to close fully to maintain temp. If it still does not close you will need 2-4 nylon 3/16 washers from any hardware store,a 5/16 socket/nut driver and a flat screw driver. Next remove the trim on the top of the left lower door, you'll find 3 5/16 bolts, remove them. You can now remove that top hinge, the door should stay. Lift it up and off the lower hinge and set it aside. Clean the lower pivot and install the nylon washers as needed to raise the door. Reinstall the top hinge & check door alignment, make sure the flap is in place putting the door back on. Check door & flap operation. It should now close as it is supposed to. Here's a YouTube on the fix: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMsPpc3DDx0
Edd505 12/06/19 07:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Have our trucks got too much power yet?

A German company has shown an intriguing prototype. Self propelled camper One big advantage of a driven trailer would be the extra traction available. A big disadvantage is that the drive train wouldn't get used nearly as much as it would in tow vehicle so payback would be much longer. However, if the system makes such that you can pull the trailer with a much smaller vehicle there could be some real advantages in that. Isn't self propelled campers Class A/B/C's?
Edd505 12/02/19 08:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: freezer have ice flakes

This was happening to me this past summer and it turned out it was the refrigerator door. My refrigerator is a side by side. One door has to close before the other or the flap between the doors doesn't click in properly. In my case, the door on the left has to close firmly before the door on the right closes. If yours is a Norcold 2118 PolarMax PM me and I can tell you how to fix the stubborn flapper.
Edd505 12/02/19 05:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bent Kingpin?

Like the other posts, somethings broke and it is not safe to operate. Inspect it and find a good weld shop to do the repair work.
Edd505 12/01/19 09:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: NM-26 Between Hatch and Deming, New Mexico

I just drove it Friday as I have relatives in Deming. Worst issue will be Semis traveling slow pulling hills and few places to pass safely. One slow down area at Nutt to 55MPH & NM State Patrol does work the highway as does the Deming police on their end. The travel plaza in Hatch has some really good Burritos, DEF at the truck pumps, & a free dump station.
Edd505 12/01/19 09:35pm Roads and Routes
RE: Online Catalog Problem

clicky no workie
Edd505 11/27/19 07:17pm Camping World Accessories
RE: pressure washers

I would not worry too much if it is only a 1500PSI, usually electric, washer however I would not waste money getting one that weak. I have a 2500PSI gas washer used primarily for boat bottoms, house roof, concrete driveway. Effective but nowhere near a good as a 3000 or a 5000PSI. Get yourself a nice soft brush, a decent length adjustable painters staff from Lowes or somewhere, a bucket of of soapy water & go at it. Much more effective & safer for the graphics than a pressure washer. The only time mine has seen a pressure washer is in TOK, Alaska at a fuel station there where you can wash your RV after you buy fuel. Feels like a 3000PSI but I keep my distance & use it to get the chunky bits off then rinse after brush & soap. Used an electric 1500 on the roof this year, worked great. Added Oxiclean to the soap water, soft brush, pressure washer rinsed and it's like new. I'll keep the gas for the truck, shop & driveway.
Edd505 11/27/19 07:09pm Beginning RVing
RE: Do you need a special license to drive an RV?

Not all states do but they should, for any type RV. Driving an A,b,C, or pulling a TT or 5W all need skills not used driving the family car. The biggest is you can not see what directly behind you as the rear view mirror is useless.
Edd505 11/25/19 06:13pm Beginning RVing
RE: Wrong Equipment?

He needs an F150 Max tow, it can pull anything. https://i.imgur.com/E8KIStil.gif
Edd505 11/24/19 06:26pm Beginning RVing
RE: Anybody else have trouble packing for camping

Yes! This is one of the reasons we got an RV. It's packed with everything except change of clothes and a few food items. Otherwise, absolutley everything from toiletries to condiments are always in it. We can "pack" in less than 30 minutes. Even RV cloths are in, grab meds & fresh fruits, veggies, and perishables from the home fridge. RV is parked with the fridge always on, but we live where we can RV year round.
Edd505 11/24/19 05:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Large dog

Thanks for all the replies. Our goal is to work at least one season in Yellowstone and leaving a large dog inside a trailer seems inhumane to me. Neither of us perfer to have a dog in our house now, let alone inside a trailer with less than 300 sq.feet. And that my friend is your answer, forget the dog. I'm a dog guy and travel with a 60# Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the one with the doggie bags with my folding money. :W
Edd505 11/24/19 04:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: replacement battery door

Surplus: http://bontragers.com/ Salvage by state: http://www.rverscorner.com/RV_Salvage_by_state.html
Edd505 11/23/19 06:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Want to know how to weigh at a CAT scale?

I travel often but am still not great at backing in. I have a ton of respect for the professionals. I only weigh on days I can pull thru spots and don’t often pull-thru between 2 trucks like I show in the video. :) When I was going to start RVing wife picked a 40 footer with a CCLB. I looked at that length and said I need to learn to drive something that big. Took a 3 month CDL class at a community collage. :h :C I have a CDL so I can drive and see stuff too!! A year in a company truck & another good idea, buy your own you'll make more $$. https://i.imgur.com/LpHXyvbl.jpg 750,000 miles later I had seen lots of highway. https://i.imgur.com/UnwjAzcl.jpg Now the 35ft behind me is like driving a VW. :W
Edd505 11/23/19 05:56pm Beginning RVing
RE: need help locating a part

RV salvage by state http://www.rverscorner.com/RV_Salvage_by_state.html
Edd505 11/22/19 05:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Want to know how to weigh at a CAT scale?

Here's the phone app https://catscale.com/cat-scale-apps/ The hard parts parking between trucks??? If your talking turning in pull through style yep it can be tight. Back in and you shouldn't have an issue, watch one of the commercial guys back in 75-80ft rig.
Edd505 11/22/19 05:53pm Beginning RVing
RE: What is an RV Resort??

I found resort = expensive, I avoid anything with resort in it's name and look for RV park.
Edd505 11/21/19 06:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Full time in the 2020 JAYCO EAGLE??

No comment on the Jayco, I have a Montana High Country 375FL (Front Living 5th wheel). I can make a comment about the length. We went from a 10 foot box pop-up trailer to 21 foot (real length) travel trailer, to a 31 foot travel trailer, to a 35.5 foot travel trailer, to a 41.5 foot fifth wheel. Each step-up in length was a bit daunting for the first 10 minutes of towing. It seems after that, the initial overwhelming feeling vanished, and I thought to myself, "This is really OK." I think the hardest adjustment was going from a lifetime of travel trailers to our first 5er, and being 41.5 feet long created a double learning curve. Initially, driving straight down the highway is absolutely no different than the 21 foot travel trailer. (Our tow vehicles and trailers were always matched well). It's just, with the longer trailer, you just got to remember... well..??? it's longer! Watching mirrors, watching shadows behind the camper when in tow, watching for adequate clearance to shift lane changes just demands a little more space. Turning a corner in a 5er is a bit different than in a TT. The big difference, but I don't think it was the length, was attempting to back-up into the drive way or a campsite. It took a LOT of practice, trail and error, and lots of heart palpitations before I felt confident. The length may have attributed to some of my uneasiness, but it was learning where that pivot point is between truck and trailer. After a year, it's now old hat. I've actually backed the behemoth into some pretty tight spots and back out again without breaking anything. The secret is to just go slow, make small adjustments, and go slow. Pull forward and start all over again if you have to. In time, I finally figured it out. Each tow vehicle and each trailer will respond different. There is a learning curve. But there is no need to be overwhelmed. Just take your time, don't get into a rush, and be patient WITH YOURSELF and in a short while you'll wonder, why was I so concerned back then. This isn't challenging at all! I buddy on another forum was just like this, I think I bought too big. We all said drive it and it will become second nature. That was 2 years ago and he travels cross country full time. Take your time, it will become second nature. DW looked at a 40ft for our first RV. I looked at that hooked to a CCLB Super Duty and decided I needed to learn to drive something that big. Took a CDL class at the community collage. That turned into a second career when I bought an 18 wheeler that was 75ft with a 53ft trailer. Glad it worked that way as I don't woory about the 5W any more. ;)
Edd505 11/18/19 06:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: convection oven not cooking

There is also a learning curve with the convection & it is no ware as fast as the microwave. Check the manual and make sure you know how to work it. Bought our 1st micro/convection back in the mid 90's. On the second one in the house in that many years.
Edd505 11/18/19 05:53pm Tech Issues
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