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Cracked Propane fittings

Has anyone been notified of the recall described in the following YouTube video? RV recall
RCMAN46 05/14/22 02:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Spare tire pressure

My trailer and TV have TPMS. I added a TPMS sensor on the trailer spare and the TV spare. As mentioned it is easy to overlook the spare tire. This way I will be warned if either spare is low on pressure.
RCMAN46 05/05/22 01:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: catalytic converter stolen

So why don't converters have VIN numbers on them like so many body parts? What many body parts have the VIN on them? On my 1999 and 2008 jeep most if not all of the body parts either have the Vin or a serial number. The door glass, side glass and the tail gate glass has the vin number etched in the glass. I had purchased from an individual a set hard doors and hard top for my 1999 Wrangler and I was able to do a search on the vin numbers to verify they were not stolen. I do not see it being a difficult thing to etch or weld a vin number on the catalytic converters by the manufacturer. Also we could do more in prosecuting anyone involved in the disposal of the converters.
RCMAN46 05/01/22 08:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow dolly or not?

In the last 20 years or so I have had a lot of Motorhomes towing Toads pass me. To be fair I would estimate 75 percent or more were towing 4 down. Having said that I do not recall any on a tow dolly that were swaying. But I have seem many 4 down that were swaying to the point it was scary but most of the Motorhome drivers would not pay attention to me trying to signal a problem. Some times they would be passing me when I was towing a 5th wheel and I was not able to catch them to try and inform them of a problem. (they were going close to 80 mph and I will not under any circumstance tow a trailer that fast) Even saw one where the front wheels on the Toad was full turned to lock and front tires smoking.
RCMAN46 04/18/22 08:03am Dinghy Towing
RE: No more photo posting... huh? Used this site Photo Posting
RCMAN46 04/16/22 10:13am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Decent Digital Camera

I have a Canon SX50HS that has a 50X optical zoom. Works great is is not too large or heavy.
RCMAN46 04/07/22 07:39am Technology Corner
RE: RV'ing couple missing

I hope we can hear the story from Beverly Barker soon.
RCMAN46 04/07/22 07:37am General RVing Issues
RE: 2500 Chevy Duramax vs 2500 Ram Cummins on the Ike Gauntlet

My take is with this small camper the 6 speed/Cummins combo was a good fit. Go to 30k lbs and I believe you'll see a different outcome or different varying size slopes/hills. The inline 6 does JUST FINE with the 6 speed. Higher revving V8 diesels may do better with more gears. High revving V8 diesels?? The Durmax makes it peak Horsepower of 445 at 2800 rpm The same rpm that the Cummins makes 420 peak Horsepower. And the ford makes its peak horsepower of 475 at 2600 rpm.
RCMAN46 03/29/22 11:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bedroom door comes open during travel.

Balancing the trailer tires may make a difference.
RCMAN46 03/22/22 10:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best RV route Palm Springs, CA to Denison Texas

We take I 10 toward Phoenix-than before Phoenix we take bypass at Buckeye to Gila Bend-than back to I10 South. X2 I would go 50 miles out of my way to completely avoid the Phoenix area. You will still have to go through Tucson which is also bad but to avoid I40 you do not have much of a choice. I also recommend avoiding I40 in Arizona as going cross country in the desert is about as good as I40 that is how bad the road condition is on I40 in Arizona.
RCMAN46 03/21/22 07:18am Roads and Routes
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Turtle n Peeps wrote: "Even in a toy car that weighs 4K they blow up. Look what happened at the Nurburgring." You imply something bad happened at Nürburgring. Please enlighten us as to what happened.
RCMAN46 02/26/22 07:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel hitch or gooseneck for new 5er

Suggest you take a careful look at the Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Single Jaw - 27,000 lbs. If you look at how the head is attached to the base you will not see the tall vertical posts that B&W uses. "border=0" For Full-Size Image.]Reese M% Does it have the head pivot point several inched below the kingpin connection like the Chinese Made CURT does that is known for causing chucking? Where is that REESE made? If you took the time to lookup the Reese hitch you would find the pivot point is virtually in line with the king pin. "border=0" For Full-Size Image.]pivot point
RCMAN46 02/25/22 10:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch or gooseneck for new 5er

Suggest you take a careful look at the Reese M5 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Single Jaw - 27,000 lbs. If you look at how the head is attached to the base you will not see the tall vertical posts that B&W uses. "border=0" For Full-Size Image.]Reese M%
RCMAN46 02/25/22 09:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Possible short ? A/C affecting 12V lights

If your lights are LED then it may be radio frequency noise. I had a neighbor that had a Honda 2000i generator that had a problem and my LED lights would not work when his generator was running.
RCMAN46 02/20/22 11:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stolen Catalytic Converter

Putting a vin number or any other type of ID on a converter is a waste of time as previously stated. If they have the ability to remove the converter they have the ability to remove any such markings. Until we as a society are willing to convict and put thieves in jail for lengthy periods of time for stealing catalytic converters, jewelry, high end clothing, and appliances it will not stop in the near future. There should be stiff penalties for anyone who accepts a stolen converter. But one problem we have is our open border when they can transport the converters to Mexico.
RCMAN46 02/03/22 11:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rivian Electric Truck takes on the Ike Gauntlet

Yes in 2020 there was a few rolling blackouts in a limited area due to a natural gas plant dropping off line unexpectedly during unusually high demand. That was the first in about 20 years since the last time during the screwball Enron days. I understand much of the imports are hydro from the north. When power is imported you can not designate what source it comes from. all sources are connected to the same grid. Hydro power only accounts for 7.3% of power generated in the USA. I suspect the northern states use all of their own hydro. Fossil fuel accounts for about 60% of power generated in USA and Nuclear 20%.
RCMAN46 02/03/22 08:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian Electric Truck takes on the Ike Gauntlet

Last year there were areas in CA that people were asked to not charge their electric cars due to a shortage of electricity. Yea OK so CA has been asking people to conserve energy in the afternoon since at least the 1960s. Normal and ordinary. EVERY utility has this issue as a natural use daily cycle. Lack of generating capacity is actually quite rare in CA. Also note that coal is 0.1% in CA. While there may be only 0.1% of California is from coal. That is only plants in California. California imports 30.8% of its power needs. Where do you think most of that power comes from and how it is generated? I suspect a large percentage is from coal powered plants outside of California. Lack of generating capacity in Ca is rare? In August of 2020 Ca issued a rolling blackout plus the fact Ca imports 30.8% of its power I would conclude Ca has a serious power capacity problem.
RCMAN46 02/03/22 06:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram recall

OLD NEWS!!! I missed the previous post
RCMAN46 01/31/22 12:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Best Pin Box?

I have a 5th Airborne going on 10 years. Never had a problem and like a car tire I do not air down for storage.
RCMAN46 01/31/22 08:49am Fifth-Wheels
Ram recall

Ram recall
RCMAN46 01/30/22 08:09pm Tow Vehicles
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