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RE: Velcro uses

I had a truck camper that used a tight weave carpet material for the interior ceiling and bedroom walls. This material functioned well as the fuzzy side of Velcro. So you could just put the non-fuzzy Velcro on small objects and you could stick them anywhere.
fred42 09/19/20 10:30am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Bean bag chair for the coach.

They are used in offshore boating. But expect the usual price increase for having "marine" in the name. https://marinebeanbags.com/
fred42 08/01/20 12:24pm Class A Motorhomes
Hitch Cargo Carrier and Flat Towing

I am exploring the idea of a hitch cargo carrier of approx. 30" x 48" that would be inserted into the 2" 5000/500TW hitch on the back of my gas class A. It would need to carry a load of around 80 lbs. I am finding that manufacturers I have seen so far do not offer a 2" hitch receiver on the back of these for my 35 lb tow bar. I am sure this is because customers would assume they could put a 500lb tongue weight on it. I considered putting the hitch cargo carrier on the TJ Jeep. Some of the potential problems there are: the hitch is very low and may drag, unless removed it complicates access to the back of the Jeep, and may create some Jeep tail wagging that I would not want. In addition to this, I was an idiot when I bought the Jeep and allowed them to install a Class II 1-1/4" hitch that would have to be changed to a 2" receiver hitch. Has anyone done something similar? Does doing this create any problems I am not seeing?
fred42 04/27/20 03:50pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Preparing for isolation to avoid contact with Corona virus

Here is another source for information: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
fred42 03/03/20 11:07am Around the Campfire
RE: Gas, 26-27 foot, no slide Class A...any ideas

If you need ground clearance you also want to minimize the rear overhang. Unfortunately, most short class A's have the 158" wheelbase usually giving a poor wheelbase/length ratio and longer than necessary overhang. I've never had one but in addition to the overhang problem some report poor highway handling. As some above mentioned, one exception with a great W/L ratio is the Thor Vegas/Axis line but you would want to stick with the E-450 models, not the E-350. It has less ground clearance than an F53 class A as it is just a class A built on an E series stripped chassis. You could, I suppose, get a company like www.ujointoffroad.com to do a 4x4 conversion and lift since it is an E series. Not sure how the Thor house would hold up off road. If you are looking used, don't be misled by the one in my signature. The specs say it is 27'7" but it is 29'7". It still has a great wheelbase 208" for a shorty.
fred42 02/17/20 03:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fleetwood Storm quality

Here are some specs: https://www.rvguide.com/specs/fleetwood/class-a/2016/storm/32v.html
fred42 02/07/20 09:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adding 2nd radio to Discovery

Any chance it is one of those new-fangled radios where the volume knob does 17 different things and it is just set on an unwanted function?
fred42 11/30/19 02:03pm Class A Motorhomes
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