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RE: Lippert 6 point hydraulic landing gear.

We had to adjust ours. Took about 10 minutes total using the app and a 4' level. I've checked it while on this 7 stop trip and bubble good. A side note, at the first stop, Charleston SC, the right side jacks would not extend. Got an error code on the app called lippert who seemed as puzzled as me. 2 days later, I was in the front hatch and just happened to see a wire hanging down from one of the valves. Hooked up the wire and cleared the code, back in business.
Retired JSO 09/07/19 05:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blue Ox Sway Pro grease Question

I used a 20” breaker bar although HF caries a 25” one also. The square drive end swivels 180 degrees which allows the bar to pivot away from the trailer frame thus getting your hands out of danger. I never owned a fixed head breaker bar nor would I.
Retired JSO 09/04/19 11:36am Towing
RE: 2010 5th Wheel with a broken frame at Pin Box

I had 2 welds broken in the overhang of a 2004 Sandpiper back about 2009. I took it to my nephew, a welder and he rewelded the broken braces but added some c channel to re-enforce what was weak. Took about 3 hours to repair which included removing and re install the Filon under panel..
Retired JSO 08/31/19 08:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Those with auto leveling systems

Just left KOA in Bristol TN. The campground is very unlevel and difficult to maneuver around. Using auto level, the nose jacks retracted all the way before raising about an inch but the trailer was level. I always put a single 2X8 under each foot. https://i.imgur.com/zGCtHcwl.jpg
Retired JSO 08/30/19 04:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rvers beware

If you read the ordinance "8.10.010 it states no camping" but if you continue below it also reads...."8.10.020 Storage of personal property in public area"."It shall be unlawful for any person to store personal property including camp paraphernalia..." Looks like you cannot even store ie: keep any item that could be used for camping as defined by there own definition of "camping paraphernalia" at all in any vehicle. while on "Any park, any street or any publicly owned parking lot...." What are the residents and travelers to do? I called the Lacey police, city attorneys office and both have no clear answer to the specificity of this ordinance. Whats scary is that it gives each individual law enforcement officer sole discretion as to how to interpret this ordinance. Has anyone ever heard of Predetermined disposition?, or even having a "Bad Day"? "generally means an outcome determined ahead of time." What about when you travel in your RV (of any type) to visit family and you happen to find your self on their streets, park or publicly owned parking lot you could be charged with a violation because you are "Camping" ie: occupying a camp facility (inside your vehicle ) with camp paraphernalia". ie: (pillows, blanket, cooking facilities or equipment) and god help you if you have" Stored" in your bays or trunk any persona items and/or camp paraphernalia. Depending on the officer's mood or predetermined disposition you can be in violation of Ordinance 1549 of the City of Lacey, Wa. This Ordinance needs to be specific! LOFL at this post. Do you actually not understand the intention of this new regulation or are you being intentionally overly literal? Please tell us you didn't wast the time of the City employees and law enforcement on the opposite side of the country asking inane question about something that doesn't affect or concern you..... Washington State along with many other states and cities across the US are trying to keep the homeless quacks from setting up camp. Charleston SC had over 500 camped under I-26. These people are offered help, they refuse and they panhandle. Offer them shelter, they only accept when it’s cold. Offer them a job and they refuse. What’s also bad, some of these “Bums” are receiving SSI and others MIlitary retirement. I think it’s great to run these jerks away from public areas since they don’t want help.
Retired JSO 08/15/19 07:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Upgrading to 35 lb tanks- super quick.

20lb to 30lb maybe.
Retired JSO 08/11/19 09:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Hitch choice

I will say B&W. The hitch head is safe. It’s is either correct or it won’t close on the pin. When the jaws are locked it won’t release then made double safe in place and secured with a pin.
Retired JSO 08/05/19 08:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: James Island County Park (and campground)

We are at James Island CP now till the 13th. I’ve had a TT, MH, and 2 fifthwheels. Coming from the south off 95, we take SC exit 33, 17 all the way and to Wesley Drive using the left lane to avoid overhanging trees. It turns into Folly road which we take all the way to Camp Road then right to Riverland then right 1 block to park entrance on left. I know this does not help from I-26 but this approach is less likely to cause damage to overhangs and greater than 90 degree turns. The tree overhang on most roads is very low and somewhat close to the curb. Parts of Wesley and Folly roads have utility poles within 12” of roadway. With the road crowned, there is a good chance a 13’3” fiver could take one out. When coming from the north, we would take 526 from 26 and follow the above track. About the same mileage but without the headache.
Retired JSO 08/05/19 12:28pm Roads and Routes
RE: Rent or purchase an rv site in North Carolina?

I would suggest you look at the area around Shalotte NC. And the areas near Oak Island, and Holden Beach. The CGs are on the land side of the Intercoastal Waterway, and many are right on the waterway. There are several really nice CGs there to permanently put your RV. A really nice area as well, with easy access to Wilmington, and South Port. And since they are not right on the beach. Not so many weekend tourist. Ocean Breeze is one. Sea Mist, and Waterway CGs. S & W CGs. There are just a lot to choose from. Being the OP is from Miami, I’d bet he’s talking about the mountain areas.
Retired JSO 08/03/19 05:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Furrion Back-up Camera

Ours prewired. Took all of 15 minutes. Plug trailer in, plug display in, turn on head lights, 5 seconds later, picture transmitted. Trailer is 38’ on a long bed truck. No booster needed.
Retired JSO 07/28/19 06:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Experience towing with Acura MDX

We have a 16 Honda Pilot which we sometimes use to tow our12’ utility trailer with our ezgo golf cart. I wouldn’t want to tow much more weight with it.
Retired JSO 07/27/19 07:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Weight Distributing Hitch BENT

Some hitches require the weight distribution bars to be removed while backing up at severe angles. It is usually suggested that friction sway bars be removed, never heard of that for the weight distribution bars. The people who sell them say it’s a good idea. E-Trailer Should Spring Bars Be Removed when Backing Up with a Weight Distribution System Question: Is there any issues with backing-up and making sharp cuts with weight distribution sway control RP66084 installed asked by: Don D Expert Reply: With any weight distribution system you will want to remove the spring bars every time you encounter any tight maneuvering situation. So if you were reversing your trailer and the trailer did not swing too far to one side or the other you should be fine, but I still would recommend you disconnect the bars under most normal reversing circumstances just to be safe. expert reply by: Jameson C Jameson C ASK THE EXPERTS A QUESTION >>
Retired JSO 07/14/19 11:30am Towing
RE: Induction cooktop amps?

Have no idea what a built in stove with induction burners would draw. Our New Wave single size is rated at 1300 Watts.
Retired JSO 07/06/19 07:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weight Distributing Hitch BENT

Some hitches require the weight distribution bars to be removed while backing up at severe angles.
Retired JSO 07/02/19 09:53am Towing
RE: Switch to houseboat?

We were boaters back in the 90’s. With our 30’ cruiser, we travelled to the Bahamas in 1993 for 10 days Green Turtle Cay and Marsh Harbor. $45 a night at Green Turtle and $52 a night at Marsh Harbor. Fuel cost from NE Florida, $1800+. Until, 1997, every weekend on the St Johns and Nassau/St Mary’s River. No camp fees while River camping but fuel about $200 a weekend plus $150 a month docking fee. Camping is, by far a lot cheaper than boating.
Retired JSO 07/02/19 09:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Tote question

We stay almost always in state parks most with no sewer. Our trailer has 3 tanks, 2, 42 gallon grey water and one 42 black. We often stay 2 weeks and have never filled up the black tank. I do use the tote for the shower grey tank sometimes but never the galley tank.
Retired JSO 06/30/19 10:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Close call (fire) with water heater

Sooting from the chimney vent area is usually a sign a spider or other insect has taken up residence in the burn tube cutting the air supply needed to burn clean.
Retired JSO 06/26/19 07:56pm Tech Issues
RE: James Island

Coming from I-26, we take 17 south to Folly Rd right to Camp Road, then turn right to park entrance more roadway, less traffic.
Retired JSO 06/26/19 02:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lithium Ion Submarine Batteries

Even in my day, the U S Navy had only a hand full of non nuclear subs and today no non nuclear boats in the service fleet. Several third world countries operate diesel/electric boats to this day. I Would bet Russia and China are front runners in the success of this project. I believe this type of battery will be a good fit for scientific/disaster and rescue boats owned by private consortiums throughout the world.
Retired JSO 06/25/19 08:33am Tech Issues
RE: 2020 Silverado HD Media Launch

Dang ugly front end. Mom needs a new SUV next year, I sure hope the new Tahoe’s are not a copy in 2021.
Retired JSO 06/24/19 08:13pm Tow Vehicles
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