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RE: the ultimate truck camper truck.

Lol, thanks for that. My buddy still has one in a 2 tone blue if i remember corectly. I can only imagine what the extra springs looked like in the back. Probably like 2 seal I beams. His was stock and it had a **** load of leaf springs.
Sjm9911 12/02/20 08:36pm Truck Campers
RE: When is weight distribution needed?

See what your manual recomends. Mine has it listed. And the factory sway control is not the same as sway control on the TV. The sway controll bars help you to control sway before it happens. The TV one kicks in after it detects sway. I much rather have it controlled then ajusted for afterwards.
Sjm9911 12/02/20 07:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why are the Mr Heaters cheaper in price?

Just make sure you crack a vent went using it, and make sure your co detecter works. Or get one if you dont have one.
Sjm9911 12/02/20 07:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Tow Haul Mode

On my 2020 chevy as soon as I plug in to the 7 pin it reminds you to enguage tow haul mode. TbH dont remember if i used it all the time on the 2012 sierra.
Sjm9911 12/01/20 01:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Quiet heater that doesn’t drain batteries ?

Sjm9911, Many of us will not use unvented combustion heaters. My daughter is a CO survivor. Can you guess what I recommend? A co detecter , as i previously said? If you go back and re read the thread, i belive i stated not to use a portable heater without a co detecter and make up air. Multiple times. I also said some use a diesel heater ( there vented). People ise them all the time, and it can be done safely with the checks in place. Side note , im sorry about your daughter. Its atually one of the reasons , i posted so much about make up air and a co detecter.
Sjm9911 12/01/20 03:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Quiet heater that doesn’t drain batteries ?

Just be sure that you leave room for make up air whatever you use. Don't confuse non vented to mean no openings. Everything that burns needs make up air. Some need more then others. Thats why its not safe to heat your home with an oven. Short term it its ok for the oven as its designed to just heat the small box. Anything designed to put out heat for a room, will eat up oxygen faster. This will lead to low oxygen and a larger co output from the unit as it will not burn as clean. The instrutions will say the same. This also goes for i door gas fireplaces. They need make up air. Not all heaters need air, Espar diesel takes intake air from OUTside and wents exhaust outside too. Doesnt create any moisture inside either,its all dry heat. Um, don't really know why i have to say this, but taking air from outside is needing air. And we were talking portable non venting models. As I said, if it burns it needs make up air.
Sjm9911 11/30/20 09:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blackstone 22" griddle for $99 at Walmart!!

When i did mine, i heated breifly on the home stove top. Wiped with oil, then put in oven at 500 for a half hour, reapplied oil, repeat 3x. Cook bacon on it a few times, done.
Sjm9911 11/30/20 07:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blackstone 22" griddle for $99 at Walmart!!

He didnt seem to mind the map gas sound. Scared of the air compressor hose though. Silly fella. He thinks its a water hose and bath time. 2 items i would recommend are an air compressor and propane torch or yellow can. Temp gun is useful and fun to play with. I had the griddle set to full blast for over an hour last night. Then used the torch in the corners and it starts smoking instantly. Which shows the corners wont get hot enough to season properly. Several of the videos i watched mentioned used a torch in the corners. I hit the sides as well. Got everything over 600F. Which might be overly hot. Im not exactly sure what temp it starts to smoke off at. Over 400ish because thats what the corners and sides seem to stick at. Quick blast of map gas gets them in the 600 range and the organics burn off. The air compressor was nice to blow off tiny pieces of paper towel. I think next time i would sacrifice a nice lint free microfiber instead of the paper towel. Also next time i would apply the oil to a warm surface. Not the 600F scorching a$$ hot. I was getting a lot of burnt paper towel. I ended up letting the griddle cool between seasoning and applying the oil to a warm surface. Enough to melt the oil. But i could use my hands and the paper towel instead of tongs.   Does anyone have advice on seasoning? Because they want you to crank the heat and watch for a color change on the surface. Then add oil to that hot surface. Is that necessary for the polymer action to happen? If i was to season the griddle again i would apply the oil to the hot surface the first time only. Then after that apply warm and crank the heat to burn it off. I did 5 rounds of their blackstone palm oil blend. I think round 4 and 5 i switched to applying the oil to the warm surface. Liked that a lot better because i could apply a nice even thin layer.  https://i.imgur.com/AdWatYvl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/fGpMsLTl.jpg Dont use micro fiber towels, they have plastic in them. Plastic and heat will mostly make a mess.
Sjm9911 11/30/20 07:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blackstone 22" griddle for $99 at Walmart!!

I have the 17 inch blackstone.  It's fine, but it only has 1 burner.There is a guy online who works for blackstone and makes cooking videos. He makes it clear that he is only making the videos out of the love for cooking. Its not to sell blackstone griddles. Claims he has seasoned 100 blackstones in his time. I watched his video seasoning a 17" and it struggled to get hot in the corners. He gave the tip to literally pick the griddle up and rotate it 180 degrees. Not sure how that changes anything considering their H shaped flame pattern. Isnt the flame pattern symmetrical? Whatever the case that video convinced me to avoid the 17". Three days ago i could have easily spent $130 for a 17" off amazon. So glad i didnt. The 2 burner 22" is where is at for us campers is my opinion. I seasoned mine first at home in the oven, like you would cast iron pans. Then hit it with the bacon, on the first trip.
Sjm9911 11/30/20 02:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blackstone 22" griddle for $99 at Walmart!!

Fired it up today and on round 4 of seasoning. Wish I could backtrack to round 1. Blackstone website and blackstone videos contradict each other. I would have done things differently if I got all the info first and developed my own technique. The center gets to 700F. I'm not a steak guy but doesnt Ruth's Chris advertise as cooking at 800F? Im going camping with you, if your comparing your campground food to ruth chris im in. Lol, its a portable griddle not a high end cooking appliance! And yea , sesoning it takes some time, as does learing how to cook on it. Water, a scaper long spatula thing and a blast hood are key.
Sjm9911 11/30/20 02:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: what kind of trailer is this?

Old.
Sjm9911 11/30/20 12:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Quiet heater that doesn’t drain batteries ?

Just be sure that you leave room for make up air whatever you use. Don't confuse non vented to mean no openings. Everything that burns needs make up air. Some need more then others. Thats why its not safe to heat your home with an oven. Short term it its ok for the oven as its designed to just heat the small box. Anything designed to put out heat for a room, will eat up oxygen faster. This will lead to low oxygen and a larger co output from the unit as it will not burn as clean. The instrutions will say the same. This also goes for i door gas fireplaces. They need make up air.
Sjm9911 11/30/20 10:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Quiet heater that doesn’t drain batteries ?

Never run a portable propane heater inside without make up air. Thats why you had headaches from the Mr. Buddy. Always have a co detecter also. How long are your trips, what temps and what is your battery set up like? Unfortunately, you dont have a ton of options. Portable propane, or the on board heater. The on board will burn through the voltage before the propane. You may get used to the sound in time and can recharge the batteries through solar or a generator. Otherwise you are back to the portables. Some have installed diesel heaters, but that sounds like work and you have to carry another fuel.
Sjm9911 11/30/20 09:49am General RVing Issues
RE: easy on/off truck caps?

Yup , clamps. They make all sorts now for easy on and off. If you have room in the garage some just hook up a pully system to rase it up. Like the picture above. Clip it on , raise it up and pull out done.
Sjm9911 11/30/20 07:08am Truck Campers
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Yes why are the guys from SeekingAlpha not explaining the demise of Tesla due to the failed Semi launch? Or the robo-taxi? These guys are the experts. Dang they better be right very soon, Tesla stock prices keep to breaking highest ever records and I need to re-enter the market. Maybe a better buy? https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.fool.com/amp/investing/2020/11/29/the-only-electric-car-stock-worth-buying/ HAHAHAHA Motley fool, apropriate name for anyone takin advice from such Tesla hating dingbatts But hey its your money so go for it Its atually a pretty old and respected investment company? Do you not get that stuff up north?
Sjm9911 11/29/20 10:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Yes why are the guys from SeekingAlpha not explaining the demise of Tesla due to the failed Semi launch? Or the robo-taxi? These guys are the experts. Dang they better be right very soon, Tesla stock prices keep to breaking highest ever records and I need to re-enter the market. Maybe a better buy? https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.fool.com/amp/investing/2020/11/29/the-only-electric-car-stock-worth-buying/
Sjm9911 11/29/20 07:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Another recall ( china) https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.caranddriver.com/news/amp34465088/tesla-china-recall-model-s-model-x-suspensions/ and investigation in the us but the stock goes higher. Lol.
Sjm9911 11/29/20 07:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Its a magical company, even with a recall the stock goes up. Lol.
Sjm9911 11/25/20 07:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Blackstone 22" griddle for $99 at Walmart!!

Happy day!!! https://i.imgur.com/UbfUItBl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/kDH76vzl.jpg I think that girl thinks you're creeepin on her! Lol, especially if he yelled "happy day".
Sjm9911 11/24/20 07:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Tank Vacuum Purge

Yup they can do it.
Sjm9911 11/24/20 07:04pm General RVing Issues
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