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RE: When impatience hurts!

Did you folks see the video of the woman doing a Rosco P Coltrain on a tow truck (That's what I call it when a "Dukes of Hazzard" Jump goes.... Bad) She had to be texting. Not sure who "Roscoe P. Coltrain" is. I presume he is the star of the TV show. width=500
dedmiston 06/02/23 10:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Certainly not very welcoming.

I joined here a week or so ago under another handle. No wonder this forum appears to have an active membership counted in the dozens. You have a mod that gets personally butt hurt for whatever reason, call people out as new member trolls, then deletes their posts that do not violate any of your rules or policies. What a great approach. Here are some rules for you, Chuck: These forums are for members to members only and are family oriented. Commercial enterprises and/or their representatives are not allowed to post in these forums. If you want to participate with others on the Open Roads Forum, you will need to register. Registration is "free" and only takes about 2 minutes. A significant reason for the success of the Open Roads Forum is our insistence that all participants obey the simple set of rules posted below. If you can abide by the rules below please continue and click Register. If you feel these rules are unacceptable, thank you for your honesty, and we ask that you please stop here. To insure a prompt and quality response to your question or comment, you must post it to the proper forum. Consider the following guidelines before posting: We reserve the right to remove any post at any time for any reason You are not allowed to post the same message in multiple forums without permission from one of the Open Roads Forum moderators. The use of profanity is not allowed. An "integrated watchdog" will monitor your post and attempt to expunge objectionable language. "Flaming" of other participants is strictly forbidden. Professional conduct and respectful behavior towards other members and moderators is a primary requirement for participation on the Open Roads Forum. Attacks on moderators will not be tolerated and may result in an immediate ban. Moderators have to make difficult judgment calls, but remember, they are human. If you have a concern about a particular moderator or treatment of a post by a moderator, email [email protected] Spamming, in any form or registering multiple names, is strictly forbidden and will be removed without notice. You may not use the Open Roads Forum to either advertise or promote commercial endeavors. This includes direct posts, member name, URLS in your profile or signature, as well as, active links to other sites on the Internet. You may include URLs or active links to commercial sites for the purpose of expanding on comments or providing additional information as part of regular forum interactions. You may not use the Open Roads Forum for "For Sale" or "Wanted" posts. Solicitations by private/public agencies, or individuals for any cause are also not allowed. Posts are not allowed in which a local, state, or federal consumer action board and/or legal counsel is/have been involved. This includes posts related to future, ongoing or past lawsuits. You may post about problems you have with a product or organization, however the use of the forums to repeatedly attack them is strictly forbidden. Political and religious posts, pictures, links, signatures etc. are not allowed in these forums and may be removed without notice or discussion. The forum administration will review any and all selected screen names. Members whose screen name choice is found to be objectionable for any reason will be notified and asked to submit a new screen name. Noncompliance will be grounds for eliminating forum posting privileges. The above rules will be strictly enforced. Continued violations may result in loss of Open Roads Forum privileges and complaints being lodged with your Internet Service Provider. Open Roads Forum reserves the right to refuse and/or revoke membership to anyone without notice. If a member name is banned, it may not be reinstated. Other than enforcing the above rules, the management and staff does not attempt to validate any comments or recommendations provided by participants. As such, The Open Roads Forum is not responsible for any inaccuracies that may result in personal injury or damage. I hope that's enough rules for you.
dedmiston 06/02/23 09:57am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: When impatience hurts!

Well there are couple things he could have done different that don't cause any drama: 1. Don't even be in the left lane passing and likely speeding to do so. So how do you recommend he overtake the slower truck?
dedmiston 05/30/23 03:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bad Experience at Little Dealer Service Department

I’ll never forget the joy of finally being out of warranty and never having to deal with their service center again. I’m so much happier now just using mobile techs. It’s worth it to pay out of pocket.
dedmiston 05/29/23 08:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Military Campgrounds

One troll (new member) kind of stank up the thread. Sorry to see that. And sorry that the thread is so short after nuking his posts and the responses.
dedmiston 05/29/23 07:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Carrier air v to advent a/c w/ harness

Moved from General.
dedmiston 05/06/23 07:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Some sites just are not accessible..

Some of us are checking the forum from remote areas, camping if you can imagine….. Other than the typical cutsie click-bait thread wording is it too much to ask that people CLEARLY state that a click will send someone to a bandwidth crashing, system locking HD video? Thanks from the remote wilderness of Cannuckistan….. You can hover over the link to see what it's going to be before you click it. That's a good idea regardless of bandwidth to make sure you aren't clicking on something like pr0nhub.
dedmiston 05/06/23 12:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fresh water tank taking too long to fill...any suggestions?

Screw in connection is usually the black tank rinse. Not necessarily. I've got three screw-in connections: 1. Black flush 2. City water connection 3. Fresh tank fill Mine fills slowly too, but my blocker is in the vent and not in the fill. If I fill mine too quickly, it will puke out the vent line. My two problems are a narrow vent and a small line to equalize between my two 60 gallon fresh tanks. My half-baked solution has been to put a valve on the end of my garden hose and then a meter after that and before the inlet on the coach. I zero out the meter, guestimate at how much water I need for the trip, set the fill rate low, set a timer on my watch, and then let it run while I do other things while I'm packing. It's very imperfect and I hate it, but it works for me.
dedmiston 05/05/23 12:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Some sites just are not accessible..

I didn't watch this whole video, but I love this stuff. I've watched a lot of "Matt's Off Road Recover" videos from Utah and that guy is a saint. One thing that seemed pretty shocking to me in this video was that they hooked the winch strap to the tow ball, which is a great way to get decapitated. Don't ever try that at home, kiddies
dedmiston 05/05/23 12:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Observations - Local RV Dealer.

Your wrong, … Nice manners. And I love the irony of misspelling “you’re” when you called someone “wrong”.
dedmiston 04/29/23 11:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Jeep exploded ...

I think we've gnawed all the meat off this bone. Closed.
dedmiston 04/26/23 06:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: I Bought A Travel Trailer I Had Never Seen (in person)

After a number of failures I made a habit of never buying anything worth more than 100 dollars without seeing it in person. The habit saved me tons of money and time since then. New member. First post. Welcome to the forum.
dedmiston 04/13/23 05:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Weird sounds at night

We get birds on our roof all the time trying to peck open a nut. If you're adventurous enough to climb a ladder, go up to your roof and see if you can find any clues (bird poop vs. rodent poop). I wouldn't be too concerned though, as long as the noise is outside and not inside.
dedmiston 04/12/23 03:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Didn't Think Much of These - Screws Under Vinyl Insert Trim

Someone messed up when your MH was made. This should be printed right below the RVIA sticker on the side of every new coach.
dedmiston 04/07/23 01:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Twist-on sewer valves…

And as far as the twist-on valves, I never used one on our last trailer, but our "new one" (seven years old?) had a gray valve that wouldn't fully shut and I was tired of working with the dealer for other warranty issues. I just slapped on a twist-on valve for safety and never looked back. It's great insurance.
dedmiston 03/29/23 02:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Twist-on sewer valves…

I'm OK with bleeding off some gray water into the bushes "in theory", but I've seen it go very wrong in practice. I pulled up to a perfect campsite out in the desert once. It was just the right size for our group and there was a great fire ring. Unfortunately, the last campers had dumped their gray tank and destroyed that site for weeks. They obviously didn't scrape their plates before they washed them, so their gray water was full of pasta, veggies, proteins, etc. The puddle they left behind smelled like hell and there was a cloud of flies, rendering the site useless. I checked back on that site before we left at the end of our weekend and then checked it again when we were in the area a month later. The site still stank and it was still a playground for the weird alien bugs that live out in the deserts once it starts to warm up. So bleeding off some of your shower water doesn't bother me as long as you do it slowly and let it seep into the ground in one spot. But pulling the dump handle and letting everything go (especially your nasty garbage if you don't know how to do dishes) makes you a pig who doesn't deserve to camp in the wild.
dedmiston 03/29/23 02:17pm General RVing Issues

Hi All - Just to close out this issue... * I reset Executive's account so that he could log in, and he reset his password. * We can only have one account at a time, so I nuked his "Executive45" account and renamed it to "Executive45 DELETED" to free up that member name. * Per his request, I renamed his "Executive" account to "Executive45" because the Executive name refers to the RV brand and not Dilbert's pointy haired boss. Please don't read anything nefarious into the DELETED part of his temporary member name.
dedmiston 03/28/23 10:55am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Camping With Toddlers

One issue we had with our oldest at that age was dealing with a little human who is eager to move around but you're camped in the dirt. We were on a trip through the Southwest when our oldest decided that she was sick of crawling and she was ready to stand up and see the world. The problem was that we didn't have any shoes for her and we ended up having to stop at a cheesy tourist trap trading post and buy her some moccasins as her first shoes. They did the trick for the rest of the trip until we got home and were able to get her some real shoes. We never had any trouble with the sleeping arrangements though. All three of our kids would just go-go-go until they ran out of gas and crashed in place. And then we could pick them up and bed them wherever we wanted to.
dedmiston 03/15/23 01:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Price of camping

OK---maybe I didn't push the button. Thought it might be because I named Yogi Bear as the place. LOL. Mr. Ranger has no jurisdiction here.
dedmiston 03/14/23 01:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Price of camping

The price of a night's stay shouldn't surprise any of us. Remember two years ago when everyone and his cousin bought a new RV? Now they want to go camping, but the supply of camp spots hasn't kept pace with the demand from new campers. I suppose the silver lining is that market conditions are pushing a lot of those new buyers out of the arena, so the demand should calm back down.
dedmiston 03/14/23 01:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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