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RE: Service, landing gear down, or while still hooked to truck?

I always do that job with the truck hooked up and the legs raised off of the ground. I believe that eliminates side stress on the legs and doesn't stress the truck or hitch.
RAS43 09/07/19 06:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: For those that have had a blowout when towing

I had a blowout with my prior 5th wheel. We heard it but thought it was the trailer going the other way. About 4 more miles and we were in a narrow rock walled canyon and heard a buzzing noise. Pulled over and found the right front tire blown and only the sidewalls left. Changed it myself and when we got home I replaced all 4. I don't remember how old they were but they were Goodyear Marathons. That is the only blowout or tire problem in 44 years of pulling various RV trailers with who knows what brand of tire. And not much time maintaining them except for checking tire pressures and looking at sidewalls occasionally. Now I have a TPMS, buy only name brand tires, and spend more time inspecting and reading discussions like this. Don't know if things have improved. :Z
RAS43 09/04/19 04:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Heading to the Rockies for 5 or 6 weeks.

I can help a bit. The road to the top of Mt. Evans is closed for the season. You can only drive part up, to Summit Lake. And the lower part may be closed by the time you arrive here. And a month from now RMNP is a ??
RAS43 09/02/19 09:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: battery disconnect in storage

The Co2 alarm simply twists off like a house fire alarm. Should be easy enough to see if it has the 9v battery back up. Not all are twist off, ours is rectangular and held in with screws. It is hard wired and does shut off with the battery disconnect.
RAS43 09/02/19 05:22pm Fifth-Wheels

I hope to get a new truck next year, I don't think i'll post it here as ill get ridiculed. Only way you will know is when I change my signature;)Dan Everything was fine until page 2 when somebody mentioned financing, which is no ones business. Then it went downhill. Congrats to the OP for the new truck, and I'll say the same to you next year. :C
RAS43 09/02/19 02:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How to deal with grease on ball of receiver

Get a tennis ball cut a hole in it smaller than the ball on the hitch, then cross cuts. Put it over the hitch. Not only will it keep the hitch clean but you can put grease inside the ball and every time you put it on it will put some grease on the hitch ball. X2
RAS43 08/29/19 06:58am Towing
RE: Sink covers on or off

On the sink when traveling and they have never moved. X2
RAS43 08/25/19 06:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: My 350/3500 is just too big to fit between the lines!

We park as far away from entrance as possible - leave a spot on both sides, no one near us ... then walk to store. Invariably, when we come out, we have someone on both sides, and no other cars near us. GO FIGURE !! Same thing happens to us. Must be some herd mentality thing!
RAS43 08/18/19 09:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Keeping fridge cool in high 90s temps

We use a small ice chest on every trip with drinks on ice. On longer trips I put a large cooler in the basement also filled with drinks/ice. We have an ice maker to replenish the ice. This all works well for us. And ice cream stays hard enough in our Domestic freezer but still scoopable. Fridge has worked well for us- knock on wood!
RAS43 08/18/19 09:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide seal protectant

303 works great for me. I have never liked Armour All on anything I tried it on.
RAS43 08/18/19 09:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Diesel fuel stop on I25 between Cheyenne Wy. Casper Wy.

Many choices as pointed out by others. I stopped in Orin at a Sinclair truck stop. Competitive price and roomy.
RAS43 08/13/19 06:06am Roads and Routes
RE: When replacing tow vehicle, do you.....

My Reese hitch is presently in it's 3rd truck with the original rails. A dealer moved it to truck #2 without a problem. A hitch dealer moved it to truck #3. Hitch is now 23 years old and still serviceable. I doubt that I will replace the present truck but if I do I would replace the hitch.
RAS43 08/12/19 05:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: DirecTV DNS changes

In case you missed it, local CBS stations came back a couple of days ago. Somebody must have blinked. Not here!! :E Still acting like children.
RAS43 08/10/19 11:45am Technology Corner
RE: Engine Reduced Power

MH started okay this morning. The check engine light is still on. Will try to read codes somewhere. Stopped bought gas at Pilot. Started okay and check engine light is now off! Go figure..... There should be a stored code in the ECM. Have someone read the code so you know what happened or have it repaired.
RAS43 08/07/19 09:23am Tech Issues
RE: Nose Piece Waxing/Cleaning Bugs Off

Similar to DutchmenSport I use a 7' ladder in the bed of my pickup to wax the nose. I use a 10" buffer which makes short work of the job so I am not hanging off the ladder for a long time. I still can get on the roof so I do the top 2-3 feet of the nose from there. For cleaning, I have a long handle brush and use a Love Bug Eraser with RV soap which removes bugs well. With this I can stand in the pickup bed and reach all of the nose. Age may not be a factor but I am 76.
RAS43 08/02/19 11:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone towing with a Honda Ridgeline?

We had an '06 Ridgeline for 12 years and towed a 2700lb Lund boat with it all the time. Never had an issue and liked the truck. We have a Pilot now and it does the same job.
RAS43 08/02/19 06:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire Rotation Not Needed?

Just to add to the mess, I change oil and rotate every 5K. Faithfully. And I don't care if it costs a little more money. That's a very good policy. I agree. Great way to maintain your vehicle! Me too!!
RAS43 07/30/19 06:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: slide-out switch nightmare

I've never seen a hydraulic slides with a manual tool, except for the one that cranks the motor, not seen any that use anything other than that. Dunno. My Hitchhiker has a manual pump built into the electric pump. I have to turn a valve and then I can pump the slide in or out. There is a valve for each slide in case of a pump failure.
RAS43 07/25/19 11:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Glacier Nat'l Park tips?

I won't stop at Glacier National Park without making the long drive out to the Polebridge Mercantile for a cinnamon roll & sticky bun. On the west side of the park.X-2 X3 Great place.
RAS43 07/23/19 05:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: DirecTV DNS changes

Could it be Nora Odonald lives in DC When CBC promoted her to evening anchor they also made the decision to locate that program in DC. Nora had to relocate there from New York. And it is O'Donnell.
RAS43 07/19/19 03:43pm Technology Corner
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