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RE: What do you want Santa to bring for your camper this year

Winegard SK1000 trav'ler
ford truck guy 12/06/19 09:54am Family Camping
RE: It is no wonder

I was just asked yesterday to prove I was human
ford truck guy 12/06/19 06:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Why Tesla's are bad at towing!

The OTHER issue with the BIG RIG will be the NEW "ELD" Electronic Logging Device... The drivers have to factor inn the fact that they are "On Duty-Not driving" at each fill up.. They only have a certain amount of hours to work with.. Charging could eat into that pretty fast.. "This window is usually thought of as a “daily” limit even though it is not based on a 24-hour period. You are allowed a period of 14 consecutive hours in which to drive up to 11 hours after being off duty for 10 or more consecutive hours. The 14-consecutive-hour driving window begins when you start any kind of work." ----------------------------------------- I think you just answered a question that has been a minor puzzlement. In the last year or so why have truck parking spots become so hard to find. In rest areas and such. This device must be preventing their workarounds for skipping rest breaks. The days of us running "paper Logs" are gone.. no more running a good log, and a "FAKE" log... It is ALL electronic now.. UNLESS the vehicle is older than the year 2000.. OR the driver does not go past the 100 mile mark from his starting location more that 7 times in a period of 30 days.. Your truck will show EXCEPTIONS,a and they will be electronically sent to the trucks owner as well.. IF you get pulled for a random check, the first thing they do is ask for the device. To answer you original question... YES, that is why parking is at a premium at MOST or ALL stops now. That is the reason I stopped staying in one for the night.. They have nowhere else to go... I have options..
ford truck guy 12/05/19 01:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why Tesla's are bad at towing!

Tesla semi towing Tesla semi towing #2 https://s.thestreet.com/files/tsc/v2008/photos/contrib/uploads/7140c566-cba2-11e7-bfc8-ab83ae21cc45.png width=640 Break it down some. A trailer truck with 240 gal fuel tanks can travel 1200 miles before stopping to fuel. Hmm that is what 3 times farther than the pictured truck can go. and can be refueled in 15 minutes. This is very important. most time when you load, and go. You have a time limit to deliver your load. get there late. You lose money. You really don't have time to stop and charge batteries three times compared to not stopping with diesel in the same 1200 miles, and the farther you go the more you have to stop. This is a time killing option. Normal tractors weight in the 25000 to 30000lb range. leaving a payload of 50,000lbs, and for them weight is money. How much does the electric truck weigh? Well we aren't told. But I would tend to believe it weighs considerably more than a normal tractor. just for fun, say weighs 40K. You have just cut your payload 10000 to 15000lbs. You just lose money. And you got there late. The OTHER issue with the BIG RIG will be the NEW "ELD" Electronic Logging Device... The drivers have to factor inn the fact that they are "On Duty-Not driving" at each fill up.. They only have a certain amount of hours to work with.. Charging could eat into that pretty fast.. "This window is usually thought of as a “daily” limit even though it is not based on a 24-hour period. You are allowed a period of 14 consecutive hours in which to drive up to 11 hours after being off duty for 10 or more consecutive hours. The 14-consecutive-hour driving window begins when you start any kind of work."
ford truck guy 12/05/19 01:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: exchanging propane cylinder that came with TT

Do humanity a favor and declare that the tank you are turning in is defective so nobody will have an accident trying to reuse or refill it. REALLY ?? " do humanity a favor "?? Would that cause Armageddon ? That system was put in place to MAKE MONEY.. They just made money on you by charging a higher amount for less LP.. It is ALL factored into the bottom line for the company. NOT 1 of those companies just take those traded in bottles and re-circulate them WITHOUT a multi point inspection.... age, valve,weld, ect . . . If they didn't, they would have 1 HECK of a Law Suit in the event of an incident.
ford truck guy 12/05/19 12:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Why Tesla's are bad at towing!

Talking infrastructure . . I DO NOT have a Tesla, but have driven with the coworker that does... IF towing a trailer, you would HAVE to unhook to re-charge.. The charging stations I have seen were located in the back or side of a store/hotel and are side by side. There would be no room to extend the cord enough to stay hooked up
ford truck guy 12/05/19 12:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why Tesla's are bad at towing!

Tesla said they have a goal of installing solar panels on the roof. BUT . . . . . Adding a solar panel on the roof of that new Tesla truck will only add about 30-40 miles per day... I have no data on that other than our resident Tesla Cult Member here in the office has stated it several times a day... :B
ford truck guy 12/05/19 09:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: The buy local fallacy

My last Fiver was purchased over 3 hrs from my house... that is the closest dealer of Redwood with the next being in Massachusetts. The experience has been great, I have had a few items that were in need or replacement/repair and all I did was send pictures and the parts came directly to my house. Heck, even Keystone ( Who I was terrified to deal with after hearing stories) has been fantastic.... I had 2 instances that they helped me out and the issue was resolved with little or no aggravation. I made an appointment after the season was over to get a few larger things handled, told the dealer they would get the trailer on a Saturday and I would be there the next Saturday ti pick it up,.,, Got a call on Wednesday stating it was all done... SO . . . The dealer can make or break any experience.
ford truck guy 12/04/19 06:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

bucky, I don't see where any of those search results compare stabil and seafoam for long term gas can storage. They talk about one product or the other, and they talk about use in a piece of equipment, rather than for storage per se. Not the same thing at all. But I sure appreciate your comment that I "pretended to search" -- very neighborly and friendly!! That is exactly the kind of comment that will encourage forum participation. Well done, and happy holidays! don't worry about them... It"s the norm anymore here to put others down, that is why we are down to less than 1 full page at times, new folks just don't come back..... I read that link as well, and other than Your original post, NOTHING comparing the 2 to each other...
ford truck guy 12/02/19 11:25am Tech Issues
RE: Bent Kingpin?

I would stay put like everyone else has stated... I would have to bet on frame failure just by what you have described..
ford truck guy 12/02/19 05:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: pressure washers

After reading dlpllg's post, has anyone found a soap/ foam Cannon whatever that truly softens "normal" dirt and road grime enough that a normal 2500 psi pressure washer actually gets the vehicle 100% clean with no touch, no scrubbing? I'd pay for that, just haven't found one yet I believe will work 100%. Neighbor even bought the expensive chemical guys setup and foam a couple years ago. Said how good it was initially and then reality set back in and it doesn't actually do the job 100%. Back to rags, sponges and brushes... i've tried everywhere for that same exact thing, I don't think i exists. The closest I found was from the Auto Geek, but then name escapes me.. I'll get it if interested
ford truck guy 12/01/19 11:54am Beginning RVing
RE: Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

I use good ole fashion non ethanol ( cheapest rating I can get ) in all my stuff sitting in the shed... IF it starts to show signs of rough running, I toss in some Seafoam..
ford truck guy 11/28/19 09:07am Tech Issues
RE: pressure washers

I only use a pressure washer on the underside of the fiver after I return from the beach. All that salt air from the sea breeze gets into everything. I will do the frame, spare tire hanger, inside of the wheels, discs, Morryde IS, ...... basically anything under. i will not use it on the exterior
ford truck guy 11/28/19 07:45am Beginning RVing
RE: long distance moving companies

I just used Synergy RV Transport back in June to have my fifth wheel moved from Indiana to PA... If you reach out now, they can arrange it as a back haul hopefully. The were awesome, I dealt with a guy named Lance...
ford truck guy 11/27/19 06:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thomas Payne Furniture - AVOID IT

Soooo, you bought......snip it has everything to do with RV'ing as it is made specifically for RV's by Lippert.. And i was just ASSUMING he meant he purchased it in 2016... AND like MOST posters, they start off with a bang, then realize the info they can actually get from staying around To the OP.. our TP furniture held up great in our 2016... Well, alrighty! I shall stand corrected! :):) I failed to make the connection of Lippert to furniture to RVing. Thought he was talking residential stuff and I thought all that furniture wouldn't fit in an RV. I have seen a lot of one time posters show up to hammer a product, then you never hear from them again. Oh well, live and learn! Thanks. :) :C . I agree with everything above..Its actually funny... I never heard of Thomas Payne furniture until,the RV had it... I probably would have reacted the same....
ford truck guy 11/27/19 06:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Extender Gas Cans

What I used to do was: 1- start the 2 Honda's 2- hook up the parallel cable 3- hook up the extended run tank WITH the vent CLOSED on the tank 4- wait a minute or 3 and open the vent on the tank.. IN MY opinion it was easier for the Honda to PULL the fuel at first with the vent closed.. once the line was full and things were flowing it was a thing of beauty !
ford truck guy 11/26/19 12:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Thomas Payne Furniture - AVOID IT

Soooo, you bought some furniture last month, as stated in your post. In October 2019, we purchased 4 pieces of new Thomas Payne furniture as follows: But somehow it is 3 years old, failing and out of warranty, and you have a problem with it. And as a new member here, you have one post, to express dissatisfaction over something you just bought. And what does this have to do with RVing? Whole thing seems a little fishy..... :h:h:h it has everything to do with RV'ing as it is made specifically for RV's by Lippert.. And i was just ASSUMING he meant he purchased it in 2016... AND like MOST posters, they start off with a bang, then realize the info they can actually get from staying around To the OP.. our TP furniture held up great in our 2016...
ford truck guy 11/26/19 11:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Extender Gas Cans

I used one of these systems for many years and it always worked great. Barney Hard to beat the BERG System,....
ford truck guy 11/26/19 08:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Dutchmen Atlas or Keystone Cougar

My "20" Redwood Fifth Wheel has the InCommand System in it and I am still on the fence about it.. Likes- I can control almost everything directly from my phone as well as the control screen. I can control SOME of the features from another state if need be as long as it is linked to wifi. I can control he front landing gear from my phone. This is especially nice when hooking or unhooking ! Dis Likes- There are virtually NO light switches inside, only a few, almost ALL are on the control panel. The AC is operated via the panel, IF the system has issues, EVERYTHING would be effected!
ford truck guy 11/26/19 07:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: $600K Of Marijuana Seized in MH Near Joliet, IL

I was just quoting your own words... The fact that the reports were "Extremely misleading" in YOUR EYES.. Smoke your dope, just don't drive while doing so... We will all thank you
ford truck guy 11/25/19 07:03pm General RVing Issues
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