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RE: Basement Organization

Pictures (see above reply to OP). The heavy aluminum stuff is a "portadeck", which is a set of 5-inch steps leading to a 4'x3' deck which is even with the fifth-wheel door, and which is a godsend for my wife, who has bad hips. https://i.imgur.com/IF7IxF4l.jpg Honda generators (not shown) are stored in this open area. https://i.imgur.com/S38wU0yl.jpg Detail of one the L-braces. https://i.imgur.com/VbNyl1jl.jpg
RoyF 05/18/22 08:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Basement Organization

I also recently added some bulky items. I put in a shelf similar to yours, except it is almost full width: 26 inches inside. It consists of two 30-inch plywood boxes, open on both ends. Placed together, they create a 5-foot-long tube. That leaves 3 feet at one end for some tall stuff. I used 15/31" plywood and L-braces to tie the pieces together and give it strength (although heavier stuff goes on the bottom). This (almost) doubles my usable storage space, and stuff that was previously on the bottom of a pile are now easily accessible. I created two boxes because one long box would be heavy and awkward to handle.
RoyF 05/18/22 07:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I know I wandered off...

Maybe the ultra-light trailers have taken away much of the pup market. Although I have a fifth-wheel now (gotta have my recliner!), DW and I enjoyed our pup for ten years and took month-long trips in it. I think that the ten-foot pup (about twenty feet when set up) had more space than the ultra-lights: two beds one 4'x7' and the other 6'x7'. We put clothes and a lot of other things on the smaller bed while set up. (Clothes were stowed in the tow vehicle while traveling.) We had heater and AC. We even had a shower (a curtain around the toilet). But, alas, there was no recliner.
RoyF 05/11/22 05:04pm Folding Trailers
RE: Black tank not draining!

For breaking up the "mountain", an inexpensive plumber's snake should work well. It's flexible and the rotating action should break things up. I used a piece of old garden hose when it happened to me four years ago, but next time I'll try a plumber's snake.
RoyF 05/11/22 08:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV recovery!

A sad story. Perhaps the thing that we should come away with to reinforce the maxim that you never, never go down any road unless you already know that you will be able to turn around or get through. Even a two-lane road may not allow for turning around. A single-lane road is definitely a red flag. We routinely apply this caution before entering a shopping mall or fuel station, where a bad result is likely to be a temporary inconvenience. Let us not forget to apply it when a bad result is certainly going to be costly and could be lethal.
RoyF 04/19/22 08:59am General RVing Issues
RE: %#[email protected]^ critters!

For protection against mice, glue traps baited with a bit of peanut butter are very effective. You might put a few out during the next winter. Check them once in while and replace bait if it is too hard.
RoyF 04/15/22 08:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Route Hot Springs AR to Oklahoma City area (Canadian, OK)

I like to reach I-40 from Hot Springs by 270 west to 71, 71 north to hwy. 28 at Waldron, hwy 28 west (becoming 128 in Oklahoma) to 59, then 59 north to I-40. This is two lane road, but it's fast except for a few places (watch the posted speeds on curves and in small towns), and the traffic is light. Taking I-40 all the way (through Little Rock and Fort Smith) is much further, no quicker, and you be in a line of big trucks at all times.
RoyF 04/15/22 06:59am Family Camping
RE: Keeping fridge door open while in storage

I haven't tried this, but maybe get a wooden dowel cut to the right length (2 to 3 feet, maybe). Use mini-bungee cords to attach dowel to wire refrigerator shelf. Repeat for freezer. (Thinking of my refrig, which has wire shelves in both sections.)
RoyF 04/14/22 10:51am Travel Trailers
RE: How to find diesel prices?

From OP: Darry&Rita and LouLawrence, thank you. As you say, the pop-up menu has a scroll bar, which stupid me just didn't notice.
RoyF 04/11/22 06:27am General RVing Issues
RE: How to find diesel prices?

Thanks, everyone. I was using gasbuddy.com, not the phone app. Their webpage used to have diesel, but it has changed (again). I will try the phone app.
RoyF 04/10/22 07:03pm General RVing Issues
How to find diesel prices?

I have seen some recent posts about diesel prices on gasbuddy, but when I look at gasbuddy I find only gasoline prices. My menu lists "regular", "mid-grade", "premium", but not "diesel". Note: I have never tried logging in to gasbuddy. Does anyone know of a way to check current diesel prices?
RoyF 04/10/22 10:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Driving from Oklahoma City to Hot Springs National Park

Rt. 7 is a scenic drive with lots of curves, ups, and downs. You'll average 45 mph with a trailer. An alternate scenic but faster drive from I-40 is US 71 south to US 270 east to Hot Springs. If you want the route with no curves, then I-40 to I-430 to I-30 to US 70 to Hot Springs. No scenery, lots of trucks, but it's interstate. Also quite a bit further, and probably longer in time in spite of the higher speed. Another nice route to consider is I-40 to US 59 (at Sallisaw, OK) south to Hwy 88 to US 270 to Hot Springs. Maybe try one of these going and another returning.
RoyF 03/25/22 09:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Arizona: Hwy 89 from Congress to Prescott

I have done it with a 35-foot fifth wheel. There are several tight curves where there is a danger of scraping the side of your trailer. Just approach the tight turns slowly and drive very carefully around the narrow places. ps.: Sorry, I'm was thinking about 89 south of Jerome. After Prescott the road is not bad.
RoyF 03/23/22 08:29am Roads and Routes
RE: Wild Animals

While tent-camping one night, I was just sitting in the dark watching the stars when I felt something touch my hand. (I had heard nothing.) I turned on my flashlight and there sniffing my hand was a raccoon. It turned and walked away in no great hurry.
RoyF 03/22/22 03:31pm Tent Camping
RE: 25% grade? Amicalola Falls GA

I have a one-block hill near home that is probably 25%, maybe a little more. I tried it once towing my fifth wheel, and I had a traction problem with rear wheels slipping. My total weight is 20,000 lbs., with (a guess) 5,000 lbs. on the rear wheels, which would make 25% on rear wheels. To have enough traction for that grade I think that I need to add 500 or 1,000 lbs. to the bed. (That would be no problem for a F350.) Anyway, to avoid slippage going uphill on a 25% grade, I think it would be a good idea to have the rear wheels carry 30% or more of the combined weight.
RoyF 03/21/22 03:40pm Roads and Routes
RE: 90 gal. Aux fuel tank below bed rails. Help.

I have a 100-gallon aluminum auxiliary diesel tank that has been sitting unused for a few years. It's a KSH, which is located in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. I would love to get rid or it. It looks exactly like the 100-gallon tanks shown on KSH's website. Here's the story. A year after it was installed in a Ford F350 diesel, I started to have fuel blockage problems. Mechanics could never find anything wrong with the truck's fuel system, and it only happened when I was drawing fuel from the auxiliary tank. I finally just gave up and removed the tank, and I never had another fuel blockage. I installed a Transfer-Flow tank and just stored the KSH. After removing the tank and draining it, I looked inside and saw what looked like a marble, or maybe a large ball bearing. It must have been dropped in by accident. (Or was it done by someone as a prank?) That ball must have been rolling around during travel, and now and then it would come to rest over the fuel outlet where it would create a blockage. I'm sure that was the problem all along. There is the problem of shipping, but if you are interested, please send me a private message.
RoyF 03/19/22 03:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RVing in 2022

No change is planned. I traveled to Alaska when diesel was $4++ and it won't stop me now.
RoyF 03/12/22 09:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Lost Cruise Control

The cruise control on my four-wheeler stopped working and I did not know why. Some time later, one of the anti-skid sensors failed. Mechanic said that the weakening anti-skid sensor generated an error message, causing the computer to disable the cruise control. So there are all kinds of ways that something can go wrong on a modern automobile.
RoyF 03/02/22 04:43pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dog attack in Lancaster CA

A few years ago, I was attacked by a pit bull. I came off lucky -- only a bite in the thigh. I was able to stay on my feet until the owner could pull the dog off, exclaiming "he's never done that before". When I contacted my representative on my city council about a possible city ordinance to limit pit bulls, I was told there was a strong pro-pit-bull lobby that would make it impossible to pass such an ordinance.
RoyF 02/23/22 09:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Santa Fe-Taos and Flagstaff suggestions please

Flagstaff: while there is a lot of carping on the forum about KOA, I have found the Flagstaff KOA a satisfactory place to spend a few days.
RoyF 02/15/22 07:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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