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RE: Motorhome vs travel trailer for cross country with pets??

we have a crew cab and 45# Boxer. the rear seat 3/4s of it folds up and makes room for a dog bed. i leave the other seat down so she can get up on it and hang out the window when she wants to. she likes it. Jay D.
badsix 11/16/20 09:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Generator use during travel

i have a 27' T/T with a 3500 Champion gen on the reinforced rear bumper. we made a trip to Alaska and thought about catching some fish. so i put a 5cf freezer in the back of the truck and ran an extension cored from the gen to the freezer in the back of the truck. i would usually stop about every couple hours and start the gen and let it run for and hour then shut it off with the remote. i didn't feel comfortable starting it with the remote because i didn't have any way to know if it actually worked great. Jay D.
badsix 11/16/20 09:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Rebuilding my eu2000i... (never did this before)

Another problem with small engines is that the valve seats wear enough that the valves don't seat anymore. Did you check the gap before you disassembled? If not you need to reassemble enough to check. If there is not enough gap between the valve and lifter you will have to grind enough off the valve stem to get the right gap. I don't know the spec for your engine but it is usually in the .005-.010 inch area. YES, this is the main culprit when you have low compression on these small engines. Jay D.
badsix 04/06/20 12:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Rebuilding my eu2000i... (never did this before)

yep, you should have checked the compression first. one of the shops you took it to must have? if you have good compression no need to disassemble the engine i'm thinking electrical problem and they can be hard to track down could be CDI box or stator. Jay D.
badsix 04/06/20 12:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Soft spots in floors

we had some softness about 2'to 3' in from the door. its a 2010 I believe and in mint condition, been stored in a heated shop most all of its life. so I was surprised and got to checking I could feel it just a little when I walked in i'm 170 but my B/L is 270+ and he could really feel it. I couldn't find any soft wood even taping with a hammer the wood sounded solid. I then had my B/L walk inside wile I laid under the t/t and I could see the floor move and the reason it was doing so. the soft spot was right in the middle of the frame bracing it was nearly 3' each way to the nearest support. the fix was I welded some intermediate bracing in that area and that cured the problem. Jay D.
badsix 04/04/20 11:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Hand-powered chainsaw -- for emergency use

I once tried an electric chain saw but found it to be useless because of it's lack of power as compared to gas chain saws. How long ago was that? I have an electric pruning saw on a pole with an 8 inch bar, the thing cuts fast and effortlessly. me too bumpy my boy just bought a Ryobi battery powered chain saw it cuts better than a small gas saw and runs for hours. and NO PROBLEMS STARTING IT.. i'd like to watch the o/p cut a dry 6-8" log into with the chain. i'd be sure and have my cell with me ready to call 911. why not just a good sharp ax or hatchet. Jay D.
badsix 03/22/20 10:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Enough truck?

First off you can never have to much truck! Look at a Softopper as a cap and save about 1200# in payload. I love mine and have had it for almost 12 years. Only issue was that I cracked the back window. I reached it with a solid one, less than $100 and added a backup camera. By the way the cap should cost less than $1000. I am not affiliated with SAVE 1200#! most cab high canopy's are going to be around 200# unless the one your talking about is skinned with lead. Jay D.
badsix 03/10/20 11:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Crater Lake

at Diamond lake you might want to be sure to take mosquito repellant. they have been known to carry fishermen off the lake. they can be thick at times. Jay D.
badsix 03/07/20 10:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Traveling with a tailbone injury

I took my wife on a two day 400 mile ride on my Harley. doc said she had a severely bruised tail bone. she used one of the cushions that looks like a small innertube and after about 2 weeks she was back to normal. Jay D.
badsix 03/04/20 10:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Insurance Denying Claims USE THIS FOR YOUR PICTURES Jay D..
badsix 02/20/20 10:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Insurance Denying Claims

Eric&Lisa, your idea sucks, really sucks. You want to challenge every new poster as to their bona fides? I have been posting for 15 years,and with out a doubt this forum is filthy with armchair experts, weight police, RV DOT,rule makers, rule breakers,petty tyrants,and know it alls. Ten years ago,you could not keep up with the daily posts,now? Some threads go several days with out an exchange. Do we see the same questions over and over? Of course,none of us was born with an RV coming out of our butt. There is a learning curve,and we all learn at a different pace. Spend a day glancing thru responses and ask yourself, Why would a newby subject himself to "google is your friend" ,"one post and gone" "troll question" and even worse. The forum employs moderators to do just that. If you are a frustrated moderater wannabee, please start your own forum where you can be God! ABSOLUTLY CORRECT! Speakeasy to Jay D.
badsix 02/16/20 10:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Travelling in Stealth Mode

I don't think a single axle does anything better than two. is that two spare tires or one big single looks like it came off a Freightliner. Jay D.
badsix 02/15/20 10:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing with silverado

its a boxer. drsteve why would you say something like that. if I thought your wife was ugly I would at least have the class not to tell you and everyone else. Jay D.
badsix 02/05/20 11:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing with silverado this is a 5.3 with a 6500# trailer ready to go it pulls great Jay D.
badsix 02/02/20 10:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

it can't be true, are there really people like you out their! Jay D.
badsix 01/21/20 11:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

we stayed in Leavenworth WA. on our way to South Dakota. it was a kOA and when we got to our site there were 3 bicycles on my pad. so I stop and get out and start to move them next door were there was a couple more bikes. a man comes out and says i'll take care of them. I said no problem i'm not going to be on this side of my T/T. he doesn't say any more and go's back inside. we are there the rest of the afternoon and until noon the next day and NEVER ONCE did we see them again outside. there must have been 3 kids and 2 adults what could you do all that time cooped up in an rv.( ah I know, they all had smart phones).you see this phenomenon all over, some places are like ghost towns or ghost camp grounds. Jay D.
badsix 01/21/20 06:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping Lights

^^^^Edd505 so your saying campgrounds are only for people like you.what about all the people that don't think your way. you can camp in the desert all you want and do what you want. but to say no one has the right to have some lights at there camp sight is wrong, WHO GAVE YOU THE RIGHT! Jay D.
badsix 01/20/20 09:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping Lights

Some of you tight wads need to rename your hobby to Cramping! Why should i let your cold dark cramping seep onto my warm Festive site? If I want dark and cold I'd camp in a cemetery. But I choose to camp with others,, and like a box of chocolates,,,,you never know what your going to get! Here's news people,, aint changing my life style to match yours,,Get over it!Just gotta love how you prove our points! What points,, am I missing something? Or am I not in the secret squirrel club? Your camping and want to control what everyone else does to suit you? Call the cops if I am bothering you! I am camping and enjoying being outdoors away from work! I have an array of solar LED decorations and the cops are gonna take me away? No ones gotten burnt yet! Ha Ha,,Your camp site----"Hey get off of my lawn,,Shut up,, turn that light off,, Stop laughing,,stop the cooking smell,,Oh god you closed your door and I can hear it,, Keep all of those bicycles out of my way,,Don't talk when you play board games and for gods sake Stop Cheering when some one wins at Corn Hole"!! I Have Camped joyfully next to Crampers just like you,, I love it!! I actually sleep good at night and don't fret about the Yard lights on!! And you wanna know my attitude about that? Thats the way its supposed to be!! Are we not allowed to enjoy camping cause your a Cramper? I don't work out of a cubical.. I serve the public, Even all my side jobs Serve the public in more ways than some. So if I take all my Stuff, kids and dogs,firewood and beef and go camping,, Well I am going to be laughing allot and loudly! I am gonna have a large camp fire! I will smoke a Brisket or pork shoulder,,Drink allot of beer and whiskey, gonna go fishing, play allot of board games and Toss games,, like washer Toss or Corn hole, we will cheer and laugh,, kids will stay up way past their bed time,Dogs will bark, somebody will need to make a run to the store a few times, breakfasts will be busy,, some like scrambled some like dip eggs, but we will be outside and voices will travel, sure enough a day or two into it a relative will show up late and we will make room, hopefully they brought more firewood for the 24 hour fire going, who doesn't like Smores for breakfast? So for you Crampers,, If i park next to you,,Enjoy,,I got a pulled pork sammy or a Smores for you,,I Got a beer or a drink for you,, feel free to pet the dog,,he's cool. Bring a chair and play "move Away" as we stoke the nights camp fire! But for gods sake,, BREATH,, its all good! Chances of Me being in the same spot next year is GOOD!! HEY BUDDY, I WANT TO CAMP WITH YOU ! Jay D.
badsix 01/20/20 11:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping Lights

Some of you tight wads need to rename your hobby to Cramping! Why should i let your cold dark cramping seep onto my warm Festive site? If I want dark and cold I'd camp in a cemetery. But I choose to camp with others,, and like a box of chocolates,,,,you never know what your going to get! Here's news people,, aint changing my life style to match yours,,Get over it! if the lights bother you PULL THE SHADES down and do what ever you do in the dark. i'm going to install some led lights BRIGHT ONES under the outer edge of my awning. so I can set outside in the evening and breath the fresh air and do something. we camp with the B/L sometimes and like to play cards, read, put a puzzle together, or just b/s its a lot more fun if you can see what your doing. about the football games, I have a big flat screen tv that I can mount outside. we were camping at a privet campground and a Duck game was on. we had 23 other campers setting on one side of the camper watching the game didn't here any complaints. Jay D.
badsix 01/19/20 10:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

I can go along with that^^^ POITICS AND PERSONAL LIFE IS OUT. but I see nothing wrong WITH NORMAL chitchat, like with asking where are you from. I find it interesting to talk to people from other areas and about the area they live in. it use to be conversation starter. i'm in Coos BAY OR. and it seems like almost everywhere I go someone has ether live there or knows someone that does. conversation is amazing people should try it a little more often. Jay D.
badsix 01/17/20 11:20am General RVing Issues
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