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RE: Truck starts on its own

Talked to my service writer, he said there is no way to disable auto start on a 2019, said that feature was started 2022. Said probably a wifi signal close to my house If that's true then I'd put in a battery disconnect switch. No battery, no start. Great solution for a 1975 RV. Not a great solution for a new car / daily driver. Considering the risk of a vehicle running in a garage, which I learned about guessing 1965, long before I had garage, I would rather deal with battery disconnect. Of course, if it was mine I would just park outside.
JRscooby 11/29/22 11:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Gasket/molding issue

Thanks all, I just used some clear silicon I had aboard, a dot every foot or so and scotch tape for overnight. I once bought a trailer with the light holes cut oversized. Drop a load of shot rock in it, all the lights and gaskets would be hanging by wires. Clear silicon around each one, lights stayed in for 3 years at least, sold trailer. You should be good.
JRscooby 11/28/22 04:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: cross winds?

A HENSLEY patent hitch is “the solution” (having made all other types obsolete), but the TT design is the major problem. When talking about cross wind, this kind of statement scares the snot out of me. Why? Because somebody that needs to ask the question will believe it, buy the hitch, and get blown into oncoming traffic, and kill somebody that knows better. You can mount TV and TT on the same frame, no side to side flex, and with same weight and surface area, the wind will still push it to the side.
JRscooby 11/28/22 05:18am Towing
RE: Where to for Thanksgiving?

Continued our traditions; Stopped by the Cat with all the extra food and the 4 extra Dutch Ovens, and played Alice's Restaurant on the way to campground.
JRscooby 11/28/22 04:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Newbie - 36ft vs 41ft fifth wheel

Apologies for the short response before - Hi the plan upto now is 3 weeks at each site thousand trails or naco, moving over the weekends from Florida across state , most of those site through researching can accommodate the larger fifth wheels From what I have seen you might have better luck getting sites if you move Sunday-Wednesday
JRscooby 11/28/22 04:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: The GEO Method and Space Heaters - Thoughts?

Why not provide an example of something such as a portable appliance or something else, that an RV owner is going to have or bring to the campground, that has a 20 amp male plug and requires 20 amps. Well, my camper AC has a 20 AMP plug. But maybe I should of said FD arson or insurance company investigator. With the drop in price of RVs some people will have trouble making payments. Any time there are lots of people upside down on loans, there starts to be problems with overheated insurance policies.
JRscooby 11/24/22 07:30am Travel Trailers
RE: The GEO Method and Space Heaters - Thoughts?

that's what I have used however do NOT install the 20A outlet on a 15A circuit!!!!!! against code, use the 15A outlet, you don't want to be able to try to run something with a 20A plug on a 15A circuit. Who catches you for that, the RV code police that patrol campgrounds? Maybe the fire department? Why do you think the regulations are written? I'm sure I have not followed all in upgrades on my stuff, but if I know about the regulation on wiring, I follow it. IIRC, my NEC bible is about 20 years old, so maybe some of my upgrades might not be right for a house I rented out, but legal for the 1 I live in.
JRscooby 11/24/22 04:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Truck starts on its own

Talked to my service writer, he said there is no way to disable auto start on a 2019, said that feature was started 2022. Said probably a wifi signal close to my house If that's true then I'd put in a battery disconnect switch. No battery, no start. While a disconnect would be an option, lots to consider, such as presets and relearning the various idle settings. Not something you'd want to do all the time. Jerry Few decades back I was helping a friend change jobs. Noticed a short pair of wires with a 9 V battery on 1 end, and a male lighter plug on the other. He said it would hold the presets while he serviced battery terminals. Might expand on that idea. Guess I'm lucky. Leave battery disconnected for a month, only need to reset the clock.
JRscooby 11/23/22 03:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with lifted truck; need assistance

I'll tell you why. The Stock suspension and tires on the 07 were a joke for any minor off road travel. I can understand what you say here. But just like most pickups never put anything in the bed that would not fit in the trunk of a car, I would bet most of the lifted trucks never go anyplace where the stock truck would have issues. I don't know about you, but if I want to do hi G Evasive maneuvers, I will do them with my Sand Rail or my ZX12, or a sports car, not an 8,600 LB Truck. Over the decades of driving I understand something you appear to overlook; You wanting to do evasive maneuvers may not mean snot when for example, somebody steals your following distance, then they don't have any. Somebody cuts me off, I don't yank the horn or wave my pistol out the window. I may stress the handling limits in effort not to impact.
JRscooby 11/23/22 03:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2023 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon

BTW... I sure would rather have one of these mid-size trucks over a full size EV truck. Spent my first 20yrs driving in small pickups. If you aren't towing or doing heavy hauling, they were a great option. My first was a 1986 S-15, 4 banger stick. Averaged 27mpg and it had plenty of pep. But these modern semi-full size trucks are so close to 1/2 tons in size and cost, no real reason not to just get the 1/2 ton. Bought wife a new '88 S-10 4cyl 5 speed. Taught 3 teenagers to drive manual in that truck, replaced the clutch at 170,000 miles. Most trouble free vehicle I have ever owned. Replaced it in '05, over 190,000 miles. BTW, little trucks like that make the best first car. Has frame, better when they wreck it. Manual transmission, forces more attention on driving, less likely to wreck it. Good mileage, cheap to drive. Plus, and the IMHO is a big plus. Remember when you where a kid, got in trouble or should of got in trouble? Always 3-5 of you in the car, right? Like Grandma used to say about boys, 1 boy, 1 brain. 2 boys, 1/2 brain. 3 boys, no brain.
JRscooby 11/22/22 02:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with lifted truck; need assistance

I was at a tire dealer the other day getting my snow tires put on my daily driver. There was a guy there with a lifted truck getting new tires. The guy brought out a good meaty off road tire for him, load range F.... they were much bigger than the tires on my 2500, LT-E tires... if I recall, 22" but didn't get the rest of the measurements. Just remember the load range F. I don't think those tires would have been the weak spot. Taller tires by themselves may not be the weak spot, but they will locate the weak spot in the drivetrain. Add the strain of a trailer, the idea this is the family car, and I can see trouble. Years back friend asked me to take a shift pushing snow with his modified 4X4. I laughed when I saw his sign center dash. REMEMBER DUMBASH, YOU NEED TO DRIVE IT HOME. He said his wife put it there for when he wants to play.
JRscooby 11/22/22 02:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where to for Thanksgiving?

Celebrating at home. Turkey won't fit in the RV oven. Before I got my big Dutch Oven I would cut the bird up, cook in smaller one.
JRscooby 11/22/22 08:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Truck starts on its own

You know, I am not surprised at all if vehicles start themselves randomly. There are so much electronic stuff on vehicles now things are bound to go haywire sometimes. I am amazed at the options on my 2021 F150 XLT... it is far from the gold plated titanium option levels, and I still am learning about options it has even after owning it for a year. I still have a ring of keys that fit all GM locks up to '68. I was amazed at how often Pete keys would interchange. How many different electronic codes can be used to remote control things? Not just cars, but lots of things. Can somebody adjusting their home temperature open your car windows?
JRscooby 11/22/22 06:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Where to for Thanksgiving?

Because of a hard to get appointment Wed afternoon we can't leave until Thursday morning. But Friday will start the fire early to make biscuits and gravy for breakfast. When dishes done, put the bird in the biggest Dutch Oven. As it gets closer to done other ovens, come on line, with all the rest of feast. The last oven holds a pie, and rolls. When rolls are done we, and anybody in CG that looks to be alone, and wants to set down to eat. Normally the pie is done about the time I finish dishes. BTW, 3 camp ovens and another without legs live in camper. This trip we add 4 camp ovens and another legless one.
JRscooby 11/21/22 03:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing with lifted truck; need assistance

however, with the modifications to your truck you have reduced that limit. Really? How so? We really can't know. Is the lift kit homemade, or store bought? Now I don't say homemade is always bad, but it must be made in the right home. Also a lot of stuff is made to sell, not to use. This statement applies to most things, I have no reason to think it would not apply to lift kit. we don't know how your lift kit installation negatively impacted payload. You also don't know how the lift kit did not impact payload by one single pound. This is a screen of a screenshot from Rocky Ridge if you know who they are. I'd be willing to bet they know more how a lift affects payloads and towing more than anyone on these boards, but then again it's RV.net. https://i.imgur.com/YSMjQlml.png I know, they say "towing capacity" and not "payload". That should be good for 6 pages of BS hair splitting foolishness lol. Now we are to believe used car salesmen too? And the TT salesman telling you what you can tow? But you quote a sales flyer as fact? You make a box bigger, that box will get heavier or weaker (Maybe both). Any added weight must be subtracted from GCVWR. And weaker is kind of self defeating. Then there is issue of tires. Look at tow specs put out by any truck manufactures. Most every tow package to increase tow capacity you will see a change in gear ratio to lower speed gears. Taller tires goes the other way. And prefer not to share the highway. ROFLMAO Well, I have drove millions of miles. Over time I have learned that if you see a driver acting stupid, or a vehicle that looks unsafe, the best action is put extra distance between you and them. Give yourself more time to react when snot hit the fan.
JRscooby 11/21/22 05:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Easy way to raise trailer's nose while hitched in campground

Every one of those things also apply when the trailer is not attached. Maybe. But if you hear the warning, and know the bathroom is 1/4 mile away, you have a good chance to drive that distance. Most likely you will not be hit, because tornados only hit a small percentage of the warned area. So nothing is damaged, nobody hurt. But if the CG is hit, your best chance to escape injury is in the strongly built building. Which is within running distance. It is faster to hoof it than to try to start the tow vehicle and drive to it. LOL. In my 20s I might of been able to run a 1/4 faster than I could get in and drive. I know my wife could not the day I met her 37 years ago, and doubt I could off. Now I can walk a mile in 20 minutes most days. Run? Not 100 yards. But you do you, and be glad you can.
JRscooby 11/20/22 07:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing with lifted truck; need assistance

Let me ask a question: how many are in your family (that would go camping) And two how far are you thinking about going? Not to tell somebody how to run their life, but I have other questions. Do you need a lifted truck? Almost all my life I have had automotive toys. But if at any time I had a family, and could only have 1 vehicle I would want something more practical. When single, a garage full of motorcycles was normal
JRscooby 11/20/22 02:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing with lifted truck; need assistance

For all the reasons posted, you have reduced your towing capacity and stability. I would call the folks at Propride and see what they suggest you can tow with one of their hitches. Their hitch will give you back the stability you have lost with your modifications at the cost of $ and some inconvenience when hitching. Not sure how any hitch could return any stability. You might sell the idea that it does not allow the trailer to further reduce stability but even that idea would have to go cheap.
JRscooby 11/20/22 10:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Easy way to raise trailer's nose while hitched in campground

Every one of those things also apply when the trailer is not attached. Maybe. But if you hear the warning, and know the bathroom is 1/4 mile away, you have a good chance to drive that distance. Most likely you will not be hit, because tornados only hit a small percentage of the warned area. So nothing is damaged, nobody hurt. But if the CG is hit, your best chance to escape injury is in the strongly built building.
JRscooby 11/20/22 09:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Easy way to raise trailer's nose while hitched in campground

IMHO the fact that sometimes tornados happen, and sometimes it is a distance to storm shelter is a reason it might be prudent to unhook, have the TV ready to move If I have not unhooked and I have to run from a tornado, the trailer goes with me because I haven't unhooked. LOL Well, if you are out in open country, where you can see tornado some distance away, and the road goes right direction, this might be a option. But even if it misses your site after you leave, how much damage is done when you drive off with hoses and cords tied to ground? Now if you are in most of the country, where tornados happen, you get a watch that covers a wide area, several counties. Then once tornado is seen, radar or eyes, they broadcast the location and direction of travel. Unless you are behind it, it is a good idea to get close to a shelter. By close, I mean if there are more than a couple of people standing in bathroom doorway, and it's half mile to horizon go on inside. By the time you see it, you may have less than 30 seconds to cover your donkey. A jam-up in doorway can be fatal. Run from it with a trailer? First in much of the country roads around CGs don't go far in straight line. So here you go Indy caring your snot in a panic. Who else is at risk? (You, Darwin called) Then there is the fact tornados often change directions at random, and often form others that can go other directions. In short, hear the watch, make sure you know where the shelter is. Once the watch changes to warning, walk or drive, depending on which is quicker, to the shelter.
JRscooby 11/20/22 07:16am Travel Trailers
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