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RE: Ladder rung end plastic insert

I have the same ladder and over the years have replaced all of these inserts. Early on they were about a third of what we are seeing now. I don't think the original ladder is available anymore so replacement parts have gotten expensive. Also, I haven't found a replacement that is easy to install the way the original is attached. I still have a couple of spares so hopefully the ladder will outlast my ownership. And the suggestion to fill in the crack with something is not a good idea as a failure of the insert will cause a bad fall and the crack is the first sign of that failure.
RAS43 02/11/21 03:57pm Tech Issues
RE: 2 nights required

A few years ago we traveled with another couple in our respective rvs. We wanted an overnight stay in a La. state park. The park had plenty of openings but they made us call in to a number off site that charged us for making a reservation. What a rip off.That is the same thing that happens here in South Dakota. A couple we camp with a lot used to pick an empty site and then have the campground attendant (an employee) book it. The out of state reservation company told the state they couldn't do that anymore, they were losing too much money. So it's probably not the states fault. It is the same now here in Colorado, all state park camp sites must be reserved on line or on a state call line. The reason given was that the parks don't have the manpower and they don't want to mess with handling cash or credit cards.
RAS43 02/11/21 06:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Nebraska Rt. 2

I have been traveling to the Valentine area for many years and have used all of the routes you have mentioned. All are good routes IMO. As mentioned be sure to fill up in the bigger towns as most small towns may not have a station. You can check out road conditions at Nebraska 511 which will really help if they get a lot of snow this spring or heavy rains which can cause flooding in the sand hills.
RAS43 02/07/21 09:13am Roads and Routes
RE: Directv/ATT vs Local CBS station... Question

Locast...may not be available in many areas. I tried to get it here in the Denver area but could never get it to work.
RAS43 01/29/21 06:00pm Technology Corner
RE: Directv

We have DirecTV, with service at our home in Colorado. When we use our Winegard dish while traveling with DirecTV service, we still get the Denver local channels. If you want the local channels I don't think DirecTV offers a service like that, at least not one that's a total PITA to deal with as you move around. From what I read, Dish is more RV friendly. We aren't switching because Dish doesn't have our local sports station, and also we don't travel enough for it to be a big deal to not have local to our location stations. You probably are still traveling within the Denver spot beam. I also have Direct and loose the Denver stations in upper Montana, southern New Mexico and eastern Nebraska. It is apparently a large spot beam. I have switched service areas at times but it is a pita due to inexperienced reps.
RAS43 01/28/21 03:16pm Technology Corner
RE: I just got the new RV Magazine

Just got the second issue, worse than the first. I want to know about RV's and tech issues, not how to plan a honeymoon. Total waste of money. X2
RAS43 01/24/21 04:19pm Good Sam Club
RE: Is this doable or am I overlooking something??

I have been doing this for about 15 years without any issues. I just run the cord thru a slide out seal. I have never been questioned by any campground person. As mentioned by time2roll be sure to use a heavy duty extension cord.
RAS43 01/18/21 06:59am Tech Issues
RE: Snow loads for Trailer

I have owned 2 NUWA 5th wheels since 1996 and they get stored outside in the winter and not covered. Some winters we had multiple feet of snow. Neither unit suffered any roof damage and never leaked. I may have shoveled the snow off a couple of times in all those years but only when I was going somewhere. It is just too dangerous being on a slick roof.
RAS43 01/11/21 05:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What do you do?

Don't sit around campfires, hate the smoke and stink. X2 wife is allergic to smoke
RAS43 01/10/21 06:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Snowmobile trailer tire question

Thanks for the replies everyone. Also spoke w/ a friend of mine and he said he can get Carlisle radial tires load range D for 60 (his cost) or bias load range C for lil cheaper. The Carlisle tires LR C have a "trailer" tread while the Carlisle LR D have a center rib. Both have speed ratings of 80 mph (not that I tow that fast) and weight ratings north of 5k. The orig tires that came w/ the trailer have seen 65-70 on the hiway and knock on wood, no problems. Just make sure they are the Trail HD. That tire has had good results for many users. I have them on my boat trailer and they are doing well.
RAS43 01/10/21 01:16pm Towing
RE: Mt Rushmore and Yellostone National Park

Henry's Lake State Park About 15 miles west of Yellowstone's west gate. Gorgeous view, 15 minute drive to the park. Reasonable fees. Richard X2 loved the view and it beats the crowded, packed in Grizzly RV Park in price.
RAS43 01/07/21 06:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How will my new F350 behave in cold temps?

Just out of curiosity, how did the diesels without pre-heat systems get started in the winter? :):) Had to spray ether into the intake while cranking. Some engines had an ether system installed on the engine with a switch on the dash. Boy, that brings up a lot of memories of dealing with diesels in cold weather. :E
RAS43 12/19/20 04:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric space heaters

I have used 3 portable heaters over many years of use. One was a small cube style which was noisy so I gave it away. The other 2 are regular style 1500 heaters, one has manual controls, the other is digital. Both have lasted a long time. I clean them every few years with air from my compressor. I run a 12 guage extension cord out thru a slideout seal and plug in the the campground power box so the heater is on it's own circuit. I either set the heater on the floor on a ceramic plate from an old microwave or open the stove oven door and set the heater on it. So no concern about overheating anything. On rare occasions when I need 2 heaters I plug the second one into the outlet for the microwave which are usually wired better.
RAS43 12/19/20 04:32pm Tech Issues
RE: New travels trailers are getting scarce

Terry, Google search "mobile morgues" and you will find a lot of places. Pueblo CO. here in Colorado is one. Very sad. :(
RAS43 12/17/20 04:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Latest Dish News Blackout ???

Had to use LoCast last night to watch Sunday night football. LoLife (Locast) interrupted every 10 minutes to sign me up for a once a month “donation”. I’ll have to find something different. I tried to get Locast to work on my Samsung "smart" tv for the game but could never get it to work. Either my tv isn't smart enough or the operator.... ;)
RAS43 12/07/20 08:48am Technology Corner
RE: Propane tanks 10 years old, what is best choice ???

My 2 30# tanks are 16 years old and visually look good. No one has even looked at the date and questioned me and still fills them. I will continue having them filled until someone says NO. I have a small 1 gallon tank that is 20+ years old and was told last year to get it checked before filling it again. I have a new 2 gallon tank filled and ready when the old one is empty. I se these with my grill for camping.
RAS43 12/05/20 03:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What size?

From the 4 trailers I've owned from various manufacturers, 1 1/16" socket has removed the anode to drain. Same here, all were Suburban heaters.
RAS43 11/22/20 07:14am Tech Issues
RE: Check this if you've bought a used RV recently

Don't they put batteries in at the factory? :h It is a used unit per OP.
RAS43 11/17/20 06:23am General RVing Issues
RE: New 5th wheel hitch.

My old '97 16K Reese manual slider looks like new and works even better than when it was new. I keep it lubed and when not in use it hangs in the tractor barn. This old hitch has been on three trucks and has pulled my different 5th wheel rv trailers and GN pin trailers. I'm a stickler for maintenance so I'm keeping this one. I have had a similar experience with my 20k Reese. It is also a '97 and I have only replaced the 2 jaw springs as part of my preventative maintenance including regular inspections and lube.
RAS43 11/08/20 12:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire pressure?

two stage home compressor, 175psi max X2
RAS43 11/02/20 07:57am Towing
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