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RE: Turning your truck like a skid steer

Nail the throttle and pull one of those rear parking brake handles and turn the steering wheel to the same side you just pulled and it would turn on a dime...on that one tire that has now stopped rolling. I had old Chevy wagon, parked street on hill. Snow would melt, run under cars and freeze. Whole line of cars stuck. I put hole in floor, hooked a cable to park brake cable. RR start to spin, pull the cable, that wheel would slide on ice as I pulled away. Ag tractors have used brakes for steering forever. About 9YO, mowing with the John Deere. Get to corner, stomp right pedal. When pointed they way you want to go, lift right kick left lightly. Keep hands away from wheel when turning. But that is not the max way a skid steer turns.
JRscooby 01/23/20 02:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Warning! Publci Toilet Hygene

Note that water from a faucet will likely never be hot enough to destroy germs. Also the actual action of soap is to litterally slide the germs off of your skin. So the additon of an antibacterial agent in the soap or as a separate disinfecting agent is probably a good practice. If the water was hot enough to kill the germs you could not put hands in it long enough to work. If the soap slides them off, and down the drain, they are no longer a issue. Why the chemicals, other than make money for chemical company?
JRscooby 01/23/20 02:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Warning! Publci Toilet Hygene

It is my understanding that if weak breeds with weak, offspring are weak. And if strong breeds with strong, offspring are strong. Strong breeds with weak, what has happened most often offspring are of variable strength. Now when somebody kills 99% the 1% that live are stronger than the chemical used, and can only breed with each other. Not sure that's a good thing...
JRscooby 01/22/20 04:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

This post likely will be deleted for political reason, but a short study of history. I understand the idea the few travelers should be willing to give up their privacy for the good of the ag industry. A while back Snowden released proof the government was recording phone calls and reading e-mails. In the discussions behind that "If you are doing nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide" was the stated policy of one political party. If you follow that idea, then somebody that says "No. You need a warrant to search my house/office/whatever" than any judge appointed/confirmed by that party might think "He doesn't want LEO in, must be hiding something." This could turn the "No!" into probable cause.
JRscooby 01/21/20 05:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

EVERY traffic stop has the potential to turn ugly. This is true, and IMHO, a very good reason to not do stops without knowing somebody is likely doing wrong. and often the reason why deadly force is perceived to be the only option to ensure that the Officer gets home to their family at the end of their shift. This statement is a major part of the problem. Why is it more important for the cop, compared to any other person, to get home safe? And if a LEO stops you it is dangerous to assert your rights at the scene. But, it has been proven that a very small percentage of police abuse of power will be punished, even when reported. So every time a "law abiding citizen" accepts a abuse of his rights he gives a paranoid reinforcement that he is all powerful.
JRscooby 01/19/20 07:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

Yeah, the individual rights of a car or RV owner not to be searched without warrant agains the welfare of millions of Californian's depending in their agricultural livelihood. I'm sure that many states the majority of the population depends on agriculture for their living. But the only "inspection" when crossing most state lines is the weigh station for CMVs
JRscooby 01/19/20 06:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Zoning Law

If you contact the city, ask and are told no, you have lost the chance of stealth. When Dad sold me his house part of the deal was I install full hookups so he would have a place to park each April and Oct. when we might have good weather. Later, we decided his health was too bad for him to travel he stayed here. We set up a room in the house. His plan was, if we ever got caught he would tell the judge, "I live with my son and his family. But I often want privacy, so will spend time in the camper."
JRscooby 01/17/20 05:27am General RVing Issues
RE: engine antifreeze

I strongly suggest you pull a sample for chemical analysis after 12 years as it could be interesting. We always get a chemical analysis on every oil and coolant change. Not sure about the "sample at change" Not RVs, but on trucks I have heard that not keeping the right chemicals in the coolant leads to pinholes in the liners, coolant leaking into crankcase or combustion chamber. Does the engine know what box it is in?
JRscooby 01/17/20 05:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Zoning Law

In my area, if you are in violation of zoning laws you will be notified, and have time to correct. If it takes a month for somebody to notice, the you have a month to move...
JRscooby 01/16/20 04:50am General RVing Issues
RE: 1st trailer... septic hookup questions

Thanks guys. I plan on a PVC pipe hookup. How do you know when tanks are full? Is there a guage or you just visually check? Do you understand that if the pipe is too steep the water can run away and leave the solids?
JRscooby 01/16/20 04:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Summer fuel at minus 42

Often when a driver says "fuel gelled" what is really happening is water in the fuel freezing. My 1693, and my 12V71, I would, about Thanksgiving, leave them set overnight, then drain a few gallons out of each tank. My 3406E, when the temp was below zero, (and I had to work) I would shut the valves off on one tank. With half the volume, the return has a better chance to keep fuel warm.
JRscooby 01/15/20 06:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

The cell phone thing might be part of it too. I check mine once in the morning and occasional in the evening. But, my girlfriend will set around at the campground on her phone all day and night playing things like poker and such. We have had some "talks" about that. When camping we leave one phone plugged in the TV, the other in camper. If one of use leaves in pickup, we can call each other. Tell everybody that might need to contact us "Send text to both phones" I think one of the biggest reasons for not socializing is politics. For most of our lives we have been told "Don't discuss politics in polite company" This, IMHO, has taken us to the point where politics can not be discussed politely. But without discussion, how do your compare ideas to decide which is best?
JRscooby 01/15/20 06:28am General RVing Issues
RE: 1st trailer... septic hookup questions

One mod Dad had me do to his trailer was put a extra drain in the gray tank about 3/4 up on the tank. He could drain the top of the grey thru a garden hose. When his black got full, hook up stinky slinky, drain black, then grey to MT. Then he would put the big hose away. He did not like to leave hose out where it could be damaged.
JRscooby 01/14/20 04:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

They made more $$ renting their beach house than they spend on travel around the world. Well... Yeah... Look how they "travel"... a rented graffiti-encrusted mini-van in upper BC, Canada. They were from New Zealand, and were trying to cook in their rear mounted tailgate kitchen as it was starting to rain. If you look down on the way they, or anybody else travels, you might be part of the problem.
JRscooby 01/12/20 09:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Ford is interested in 4 wheel steering

Maybe they'll give it a "crab" feature. Ever operate a Lull? LOL. LOL. Ever park next to something with a articulated loader, then need to turn to get away from it?
JRscooby 01/06/20 03:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Suggest a wind generator

Would the fan make more power when going down the road be more than power it takes to move it thru the air? Why not use a generator rubbing on the tire like the old bicycle system?
JRscooby 01/02/20 09:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

This could happen on the RV trail: Recently I made the mistake of opening the convenience store door that a young lady was headed for. After a two minute tirade using more words than a sailor would be ashamed of, this person flings her hair back, calls me an a---ole and leaves. I don't open doors anymore for folks unless they have gray hair, a cane, or are in a wheel chair. This new movement that is consuming the country has certainty changed the desire for me to be a gentleman...... I fear another abusive tongue lashing, so don't go there anymore. Not worth the exposure. Lakeside I have been rebuked, but still open doors.
JRscooby 01/01/20 05:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Protect 50A power cord?

Not meaning to hijack the thread; any suggestions of a simple way to protect an extension cord joint. One place we camp we like to set up backward to allow the best view from the windshield but it requires an extension to reach the power source. I try to put the joint up on something, plastic leveling block. And try to put it where nobody walks.
JRscooby 12/31/19 11:08am Tech Issues
RE: Can installing weight distribution hitch be a DIY project?

Like most things, when somebody says "Can I do it myself?" I can not answer, and wonder how anybody can. I can say "Yes, it's easy" but I know my tool and skill set. Who knows yours?
JRscooby 12/31/19 06:48am Towing
RE: Words or sayings that are passe or old fashioned...

He came from cross the water
JRscooby 12/30/19 03:50pm Around the Campfire
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