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RE: Escaping summer heat while in the southwest?

We have 60 acres of beautiful farmland and trees. 1 hour from Mt Rainier. In SW Washington. If you’d like to escape the heat we have room in exchange for a little farm help or property caretaking.They are 5 years older now, so they may not be able to! ;)
dieseltruckdriver 11/01/22 06:01pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Visible Phone Hotspot

Just a curious question as to why folks are using travel routers. It seems most phones/mifi devices have a hotspot feature where they can share the connection so I wanted to know of why go through the trouble of all the other setups people have. Some Visible phones will allow more than one connection, mine will only allow one connection. If we both want to surf the internet, then the repeater is necessary. Also in our case, it depends on whether I am using the Visible phone or the ATT hotspot for internet service. With the repeater our devices only need to know one connection. The phones don't care, but some of the things like the Chromecast and the Kindles or wifi camera need setting up for each different connection and that gets to be a much bigger pain than just plugging in the repeater and having it set up for the different internet connections.
dieseltruckdriver 10/28/22 08:20am Technology Corner
RE: Visible Phone Hotspot

Can anyone recommend a router to wirelessly connect to my Visible smart phone to enable me to use more than one device at a time? I am using THIS with a Visible smart phone for one of our internet options. The 5Gb limit isn't an issue, we stream whatever we want to watch, do Zoom and Teams meetings, just not doing all of it at one time. It will work well for you, and they are easy to set up. Edited to add more: We can both connect to the repeater and the Visible phone only sees one connection. We usually have both our phones and our Chromebooks connected and have not had problems surfing, but it isn't as fast as our home connection.
dieseltruckdriver 10/26/22 06:33pm Technology Corner
RE: Water pressure regulator

First time ever, we spent several days at a FHU RV site in Wisconsin a couple weeks ago. We still used our tank, so no use for a pressure regulator.
dieseltruckdriver 10/26/22 06:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: mounting the tireminder booster under a fifth wheel triler

I mounted mine under the batteries with the antennas pointing down to the ground. The typical battery compartment is pretty open so it's easy to find power to run it.
dieseltruckdriver 10/11/22 08:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help sick Charge Wizard

Yep Great customer support is right! Back in business :) Thanks guys So what was the problem? Also how did they help? Sharing this info may help others with the same problem. I was also wondering.
dieseltruckdriver 10/10/22 09:09am Tech Issues
RE: Refill small propane cylinder

I used to refill my 1 lb. bottles, and decided to switch to these I bought the first ones at a local farm and ranch store. After using them a while I bought the matching refill fitting and the bottles fill in about 30 - 45 seconds. I still carry my adapter for the old non refillable bottles but never use it anymore.
dieseltruckdriver 10/10/22 08:03am Tech Issues
RE: TIRES,,,,,need 4

I put Cooper HT3s on mine last year and they are wearing very well. I would have nearly worn out the Goodyears I was running before by now. I am running 16s, not 20s though. edited to add: I put them on two years ago, not last year.
dieseltruckdriver 10/05/22 07:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ian destruction

I have not heard from my grand children yet. 2 in Tampa and 2 in Orlando. Hope its lack of electric. I have a brother in the Tampa bay area and he said it wasn't that bad there. Hope you hear from them soon.
dieseltruckdriver 10/02/22 06:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Norcold on Inverter

Yeah, I have used it and left the propane on many times. I was taking the NRVTA home study course and they recommended leaving the propane off for safety. That was right after the part on converters and inverters. It got me thinking, which may or may not be a good thing, LOL. Thanks for the response! In my opinion, they HAVE to say that since they are offering "training". In a previous life I had hauled the stuff for several years, and I travel with mine on.
dieseltruckdriver 09/27/22 06:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lippert six point levelling jacks

When I park our 5er at home, it is WAY more unlevel than what they showed on the video. Back then we were watching them regularly and it made me a little nervous since I had only been using mine for a year. Now into our 5th year with the 4 point electric auto level I don't even think about it. I won't have another rv without auto level. FYI, the Ground Control 3.0 will let you go 5 degrees out of level front to back, but you HAVE to use manual control to get it to work. The system stops moving at 5 degrees. I deal with this every time we go home.
dieseltruckdriver 09/17/22 10:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: B&W fail or Operator Error?

Your experience is exactly why I say no one does a proper pull test. When I hook up, I do three separate visual checks. I hope this never happens to me, but if it does, I know it will be operator error, not equipment error. A proper pull test (with the landing gear slightly raised and the wheels chocked or brakes applied) would have saved my bacon. The second visual check DID save my bacon. I never do a proper pull test, only a brake test. If I had done my usual brake test before the 2nd visual, I would have dropped the trailer and it would have been 100% my fault. I should have added that I don't move until the visual checks are done.
dieseltruckdriver 08/28/22 10:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black water tank health concerns and questions

I wanted to add one more thing that hasn't been posted. Everything in your black tank is something you ate or drank. There's nothing else in there, unless you add a small amount of chemicals. The grey tank is water and soap. The same that you just washed your hands with. The best part of owning an rv over tenting is having your own private facilities with you. Once you start using it, you will wonder why you waited so long.
dieseltruckdriver 08/28/22 10:44am Travel Trailers
RE: B&W fail or Operator Error?

I would say operator error also. One time I hitched up and forgot to close the front cargo hatch, so I had to unhitch. The handle on my BW would not stay open due to the pressure of the kingpin on the jaws, so I pinned it open. I pulled ahead, closed the hatch and re-connected. I raised the landing gear and pulled ahead a couple inches so that I could remove the wheel chocks. On my way back to the truck I was horrified to see the handle still pinned in the open position! I got away really lucky and won’t make that mistake ever again! Your experience is exactly why I say no one does a proper pull test. It is also why I never do one. If you don't know how much throttle you need to use to pull out when your hitch is open you are not doing a proper pull test. Before anyone jumps on me, I drove semi's for 17 years weighing 120,000 lbs. I have never dropped a trailer. When I got my B&W, I did an actual proper pull test. I hooked up, pinned the jaws open and raised the legs a 1/4" off the blocks then pulled out from under it and let the trailer drop. You would be shocked how much throttle it took to pull away with only the trailer weight holding things together. That is the only way to know if your pull test is good or just a feel good exercise. When I hook up, I do three separate visual checks. That way even if I get distracted I know I did a visual check. I painted the bottom part of the pin yellow so my wife can see that it is below the jaws and the jaws are closed. She checks me every time before we move. I hope this never happens to me, but if it does, I know it will be operator error, not equipment error.
dieseltruckdriver 08/27/22 09:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Schwintech slide system

We have one in our bedroom slide on our Northwoods. 5 years and absolutely no problems. The biggest problems with these slides is as stated, wrong application and user error. Make sure you hold the button for 5 seconds after the slide stops moving.
dieseltruckdriver 08/23/22 05:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Mattresses, what’s your recommendation and why?

Wow expected a lot more reply's than this.Thanks to those who replied custom made is not the route I wanted to take, I was hoping to get some info on off the shelf mattresses. Wilderness, Brooklyn Bedding, etc....We've been away for a couple weeks, but my wife said she wants to change out our factory 5 year old mattress for a Nectar that we have at home. We have a full size queen in both places.
dieseltruckdriver 08/22/22 07:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Waste water totes for fresh water

Since you said space can be an issue, with the hard tank you have to store it whether you are using it or not. This takes up much less space when it isn't needed. I have the 60 gallon version and everything including my spare water pump fits in a small tote.
dieseltruckdriver 08/06/22 09:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping in an EV.... Always charging...

Reisender, thanks for posting this information, it was very interesting.
dieseltruckdriver 07/24/22 09:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Using a Cpap in my AF 27-5

Most resmed machines run on 24 volts. Go to search for resmed 12v cable in the search box, find the one for your machine. You will need a 12v socket added to the trailer to use the cpap machine on 12v. Running it off 12 volts is more efficient than using an inverter. I don't use a CPAP but I am sitting in a 2018 Arctic Fox 27-5l and they have a 12 volt plug, a 120 volt plug and USB plugs on each side of the bed making it pretty easy to do what Gary suggested.
dieseltruckdriver 07/15/22 06:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth wheel length question

Is space and comfort more important than staying in COE campgrounds, local, city campgrounds? I wouldn't say that by going with a shorter trailer you would give up any comfort. We have friends with a 36 footer and they have just a little more usable space than we do with our 27 (really 29) footer and I would say ours is more comfortable. They have another couch, that's the main difference. Going from a TC like the OP has to even a shorter fifth wheel is a huge difference. That's what we did, it is more about finding the right floor plan that works for you both. Also watch the tank sizes when you are shopping for a 5th wheel. Many of the opposing slide models give up tank space to make room for the slide mechanism. Our tank sizes are almost double what they have. There are always trade offs.
dieseltruckdriver 07/09/22 02:31pm Fifth-Wheels
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