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RE: Tire pressure gauges

I bought a couple of liquid filled guages and made my own. I use the low pressure one mostly on my spray booth for airbrushing, but I can check tire pressures with either one. I also have one of the large stick ones that I keep in the truck at all times.
GMH 09/04/20 03:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Seen a Good Movie Lately?

Good comedys: “Oh Brother Where art Thou” “Something about Mary” “Heartbreak Kid” I like Sci-fi also and also Quentin Tarantino movies.
GMH 09/03/20 05:26pm Around the Campfire
RE: Velcro uses

Velcro strap around the RR door handles to keep them closed in transit. RR? You have a Rumpus Room?
GMH 09/03/20 08:30am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Ladders

I like that GP Logistics one...but. I bought a used 26 ft extension ladder and modified it. I separated the halves and cut one of them into two sections that will fit in my box. I used a piece of tubing to make two channels for connecting the sections. I am only about 170ish and it feels very sturdy. It is 12’8” overall. I will keep the remaining 14’ section For around the house and sell my 18’ extension ladder.
GMH 09/01/20 05:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ladders

I use a collapsible ladder, many types available. I have been looking at them on amazon. Mostly good reviews, but some very bad ones. I am tempted to cut down my extension ladder to fit in the 82” box of my F-250, since I can easily borrow one from a neighbour if needed.
GMH 08/31/20 04:07pm General RVing Issues

My 5vr has no ladder on it and I would like to be able to at least clean the slides off before retracting them. what do you guys without ladders do? thanks, Greg.
GMH 08/31/20 03:29pm General RVing Issues
Velcro uses

I bought a couple feet of self-adhesive hook and loop fastener to keep in the trailer. I was going to make pouches to put the remotes in, but came up with this idea instead. We also had a wedge under the bedroom door to keep it open as we are always slighly nose high. It really bugged me so I fixed it too with the Velcro!:B
GMH 08/29/20 12:05pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Mice in RV living quarters

We noticed one mouse turd on the counter a Couple days after winterizing and storing our 5vr a few years ago. We immediately cleaned everything. I then stuffed all the holes under the cabinets where pipes or wires came through with s/s scouring pads and spray foamed them in place. We have never had mice inside the living quarters since. But...they were getting in the walls and ceiling space. I had screened all the entrances to the cargo area with 1/4” wire mesh. But I missed one spot in the battery compartment. So now we have an $11,000.00 insurance claim on it. At the end of this season we are taking it in to a remediation shop where they will remove the roof and front panel and who knows what else to clean it.
GMH 08/29/20 08:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Hauling generator on upcoming trip

I mounted a set of wheels on my generator and made a couple of ramps from 2x8’s. It is very easy to push it up into the truck now. There is room in front of the hitch up against the cab. I have run it right from there (with an extension cord) and also unloaded it at a campsite.
GMH 08/29/20 08:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bike rack front vs rear

Good job building that. Looks solid. I wonder if the police will have any issues with headlights and turn signals not being visible. Since it looks like you don't need a front license plate, not an issue, but could be for someone that lives in a state where you need one. Front plates are required here actually, if I have to relocate it when hauling the bikes I will do so. I don’t intend to be driving at night so hopefully the slight obstruction won’t be an issue. Time will tell I guess.
GMH 08/23/20 03:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bike rack front vs rear

The main part that slides into the receiver is now 2” and the cross tube is welded solid so it no longer folds. I also moved the vertical post off center to better suit the bikes I have. It still wobbled due to the loose fit of the receiver. So I welded a couple of 1/2” flange nuts to a metal strip that I can slip inside the 2” rack Tube and fasten in place with a couple of bolts from the outside. It is rock steady now!
GMH 08/23/20 08:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bike rack front vs rear

I have bolted in the Curt hitch and it looks like a very good quality unit. It came with very detailed instructions and the installation was easy. The folding CCM rack I have Works well but is quite flimsy. It is made for a 1-1/4” receiver and has an adapter for 2”. i decided to build a sturdier one, using the tire cradles and steady post From the CCM.
GMH 08/23/20 08:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tool kit?

which is better for setting stabilizer jacks, a cordless drill or cordless impact driver? I think the drill would be more useful all around.
GMH 08/18/20 08:58am Beginning RVing
RE: Chicken Killers

When we had chickens and guineas it was minks that would eat the heads. Most minks died from lead poisoning. The vultures had a good dinner. I tend to eat just the wings.:D
GMH 08/14/20 08:46am Around the Campfire
RE: Why remove dinette booth and replace with table and chairs

I find the dinette benches more comfy than the chairs at home. The Table was very wobbly though, so I made new stainless steel bases for it and welded the posts in. It is rock solid now...well almost.
GMH 08/14/20 08:41am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Bike rack front vs rear

Bikes are not as long as your trailer is wide, there was one member that had a four bike rack on a short bed. Thanks, but I don’t care to be lifting these e-bikes up there although I think they would stay pretty clean there. (I don’t see the 5vr covered in bugs!) I ordered the Curt hitch this morning and should have it early next week. I printed out the very detailed installation instructions for it and it looks like a super simple job...only six bolts. The most time consuming part is cutting the hole through the front valence for the receiver.
GMH 08/14/20 08:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bike rack front vs rear

Thanks All. If I went with a rear mount, then I WOULD want a camera. The bikes are not super heavy, but I don’t have a long box or slider, so I don’t want a pin box mount. I think I will go with the Curt front hitch as it is made in the USA, and it is the simplest solution.
GMH 08/13/20 04:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bike rack front vs rear

Any preference Curt vs Drawtite?
GMH 08/13/20 03:01pm Fifth-Wheels
Bike rack front vs rear

I want to carry two e-bikes with us. I have no trailer hitch on the rear of my Cougar or on the front of my F-250 yet. I do have a bike rack that plugs into a receiver hitch. To put a hitch on the rear would be a custom fab job which I would be capable of, but also could farm out. The front hitch is a bolt on available from Curt and others. I don’t like the idea of not being able to see the bikes at the rear and the spare tire may have to be relocated? Any real problems with the front option other than bugs? I will normally only be travelling in daylight hours. Thanks, Greg.
GMH 08/13/20 02:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: More water needed....

Looks like a good solution, and a good bumper. Just check it to make sure it was installed by someone who knew what they were doing!
GMH 08/10/20 08:27am General RVing Issues
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