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RE: Is a stabilizer jack for fifth wheel hitch worth the money?

My Dad full timed for years. Often when family came to visit his site he would put down the rear stabilizers. When I asked he said as long as he was the only 1 in camper it only moved when he did. Unless something rattled, he did not notice. But somebody else step in would wake him from sound sleep. Once he had door open was messing in the front. He said that 'coon might of been inside all night if the stab where down.
JRscooby 07/09/20 06:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Remember the bike box?

Looks good to me. Think I would add a shelf. Someplace to carry couple hooks, pulley and rope. Might be useful to get tire down and up if need to use it.
JRscooby 07/09/20 06:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Why A Macerator Toilet Versus Regular

Fairly easy to solve that, guys go #1 outside. I would think it would be better to just use the other toilet when water is limited. After all, man has known for couple thousand years it is better to keep waste together, and away from people.
JRscooby 07/09/20 06:32am General RVing Issues
RE: 2020 Ram 3500 OEM Rear Air Suspension

My question is if would change ride height independently side to side fast enough to control motion, how in the world do they move the volume of air that fast? I could be wrong, but that feature sounds like something that sells better than works...
JRscooby 07/08/20 09:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: People sure are getting petty with their park reviews

I thumbed through the recent reviews at and noticed that several of the 1 star reviews were pretty dang petty. One was upset because they left their handgun in a cabin when they checked out and the park owner wasn't thrilled to have an unattended, loaded, firearm laying around. The poster went on to rant about they had a concealed carry permit and how the park's website didn't put they prohibited firearms in bold print, instead it was but one of a number of rules on their rule page. I don't know what having a carry permit has to do with leaving a weapon laying around since by definition it isn't being carried, but what do I know. IMHO, that reviewer should of been withcing they left the firearm and never saw it again. I don't have much issue with responsible gun owners, but do we need a rule about abandoning one? As for the CCP, should the issue authority be notified?
JRscooby 07/08/20 09:26am General RVing Issues
RE: trailer bearings leak - castle nut stuck (why?)

I always feel sorry for people who try to DIY a job WITH THE WRONG TOOLS and making it much more difficult than it really should be. Yes, the right tools make things go better. First, buy an adjustable wrench (also called a Crescent wrench). Mention "right tool" then "adjustable wrench" makes me question things OP, go to the other side, take the nut off. Sometimes heat from bad bearings can heat enough to seize the nut. If the other side comes apart, then you know how. Might be time to get the real right tools.
JRscooby 07/07/20 04:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Stay on your own side....

:h :h :h So the people that were traveling for a better life didn't have any diseases 3, 5 20 100 years ago? At all? None? Really? :h :B From reading, I understand US has done health screening in the past. But right now today, most of the world has a problem with travelers from USA. At home we can hide behind "Alternative facts" and "Fake news" but to the rest of the world, facts matter. In New Zealand, they have got new cases down to zero. The have returned to life. Italy, new cases are down 97% from their peak. And for this discussion Canada is down 80% from peak. Meanwhile in US the number of cases is increasing at a increasing rate. Why should a country risk all the work they have done to protect their country when have the people in US, instead of picking up their gun and fighting the invading army, we invite them in for supper, make sure they have a nice bed to spend the night.
JRscooby 07/06/20 03:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blow-out ...

Don't forget a pair of jack stands {or at least one} unless you are willing to bet your life and limbs on your jack and the surface it sits on. :C Over the years I have changed a lot of tires, on many vehicles. Other using some jacks with some vehicles, I have never had to get under to change a tire. And doing a lot of other work, I have set many vehicles on stands. Could never do that without at least reaching under the vehicle. IMHO, for a tire change, a stand increases not reduces the danger.
JRscooby 07/06/20 03:02pm Towing
RE: Stay on your own side....

I'm super confused?? What happen to all of the open border people? I thought all borders were bad and evil? Maybe that left in 2015? Or maybe that was just coming into the US? So there're good now? I'm behind times and I need to catch up on this stuff! ;) When I was young people from this country went to the moon. Now we can't go to Europe. In fact because of the number of covidiots many can't even go to store. There might be a difference between wanting to travel for a better life and traveling to spread disease and ignorance.
JRscooby 07/06/20 02:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Neighbors Wouldn’t Help

I don't think it can all be blamed on the virus. Last winter I was stopped behind a city bus. A woman got off, and when bus pulled away she stepped on the windrow from snow plow, fell, and landed in the stream of ice water. It took me a few seconds to see she was having trouble getting up. Over 70 myself, and standing on ice, I could not pick her up. Probably 2 dozen vehicles went by before more help got out of vehicle. When she was standing, I asked how far she had to walk. About 6 blocks. I'm thinking about wet in low 30s and how many more snowbanks, offered her a ride. She look like stranger danger. Before she could say no, I asked the younger lady that helped in she would follow us. When I got to our weekly get-to-gather I got some towels to dry the seat, most of the guy said I should of only called 911. No, I will not stay in the room while they pray.
JRscooby 07/06/20 10:24am Around the Campfire
RE: winching a trencher

What I see; winch, rope. whatever pulls the machine. This will tilt the machine, make it cut less deep. The operator will have to lift to get the bar back down. How much trenching you need to do? Sounds like you need to talk to the local HS football coach.
JRscooby 07/06/20 05:50am Around the Campfire
RE: Stay on your own side....

One problem I see with the $ fine is many will say If I get caught, I can pay that. IMHO, much better would make them pay the grand, spend quarantine in a cell, pay the cost of cell and board, pay to store their rig, then escorted to nearest border. That news story would do much to protect the rest of the world from the covidots this country grows.
JRscooby 07/06/20 05:27am General RVing Issues
RE: winching a trencher

Elcheapo 12V winch from harbor freight mounted to a hitch on the truck So a winch can be mounted on a hitch? We chained a pickup to it left in drive just keep tension on it. Made the trench much straighter.Cool. Whereabouts on the trencher did you attach the chain? I'm leaning more toward a 120v model to be run by a portable generator. It's only rated at 1500lb, but the motor draws "less than" 10 amperes at full load. That's a whopping amount of juice, and a similar 12v unit would draw 100amps. That would kill a battery very quickly and I'm sure things would get hot. I'm wondering if some of these winches rated at say, 12,000 lb, are severely overrated. IIRC, we just looped a chain thru the tiedown loops. In general when looking at winches and there ratings remember the rating is max. My 2500 lb winch will only pull that the first layer of cable. And at that load, the line only moves 2.7 feet per minute. Then when you figure in the duty cycle, you can't do much at max load. Mine, the duty cycle calls for max 45 seconds of max output than cool down for 15 min. So you need to stop after you move the load 24 inches. And at max pull, it draws over 130 amps. Not sure I stand under what you are trying to do with the winch. If you force the machine groundspeed faster than it can cut, it will just tilt to reduce depth of cut. Because we where cutting as deep as the machine would reach the bar was to straight up and down to work as rudder. So we needed something to keep it in straight line
JRscooby 07/05/20 06:11am Around the Campfire
RE: Flashlights

I would think night vision tech would greatly reduce the need for powerful light night hunting. But one thing I would change if elected god would be replace all the yellow door lights with red. I know some times an places red light outside the door can indicate issues. But red will let you see the area you need to, and let you see what is in the shadow better.
JRscooby 07/05/20 05:20am General RVing Issues
RE: winching a trencher

At brothers place we had to trench over 1/4 mile for water line. He rented a machine that had to dig max depth. Any time the tracks slipped machine wanted to get off course. We chained a pickup to it left in drive just keep tension on it. Made the trench much straighter.
JRscooby 07/04/20 02:51pm Around the Campfire
RE: Concrete driveway thickness??

Add me to the list; Concrete highways are 12" thick. A 4" highway wouldn't last 24 hours with any real traffic. Heck the 12" ones don't last around here. I'm not a fan a the thump, thump, thumping concrete highways for our part of the country. In the south, sure. In the freeze/thaw areas, not a good idea IMO. In years past I have made fair paydays hauling the slabs when the state decides to cut out 1 bump to put in 2.
JRscooby 07/04/20 02:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Concrete driveway thickness??

Concrete highways are normally 4 inches thick to stand up to truck traffic. Call some contractors and ask them. You might be right on the margin of safety. I don't know about where you are, or where OP is, but around here highway will be a foot or better. I agree with the idea of use what you got until it fails. At fail, decide if going to keep MH and house for a long time. Broken concrete, unless pieces are shifting can safely be parked on for a long time. Ready to sell, replace with 4 inches..
JRscooby 07/04/20 11:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flashlights

" My wife is already trying to claim one for her sewing room." Back when I got my first cell phone, a friend warned me, "Sooner or later, your wife will witch about the bill. Once that starts, the only way to stop is get her her own" Sounds like best solution with lights.
JRscooby 07/04/20 07:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Flashlights

I have a handheld spotlight with 1,000,000,000 candlepower not sure how many lumens it is but it will light up a football field...only it plugs into a cigarette lighter. I wonder if they make a 12w volt batter pack that would handle it. The Sear Diehard is just too heavy. How often do you need that much light? Light up that much area? IMHO, most use for this kind of light is for illegal hunting.
JRscooby 07/04/20 06:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Flashlights

We bought a Lux-Pro flashlight at Lowes a few years ago. width=200 Now we have 7 of them. One in each camper, two in the barn, one in the garage, one in the kitchen, and one in the basement. I guess you can tell - we love 'em. We also have a couple of headlights for project work around the house. Don't take them camping as when you look at someone it shines in their eyes - better to shine a flashlight at the ground. I take headlight camping. But they live in toolbox. If I need to make a repair I want the best, most practical tool for job.
JRscooby 07/03/20 07:37am General RVing Issues
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