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RE: CC&R dated 1973 says no RVs, trailers, boats can be stored

Any restrictions on the height of fence you could build between this property and Gladys Kravitz neighbor?
gkainz 02/22/21 07:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Gas Credit Cards

Counter-point to the above - you don't have to use Costco gas stations to get cash back on their credit card. Although Costco gas stations are cheaper than anything else around here, at least. However, there are some gas locations that are disqualified from the 4% reward. see here
gkainz 02/19/21 08:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Dump Station Etiquette???

sammich in one hand, diesel nozzle in the other. Everything is just fine until one has to switch hands! :D
gkainz 02/10/21 07:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Dump Station Etiquette???

Maybe it's already been said up above, but if so, I'll repeat ... if sitting in a line waiting to dump, with others behind me, I'll take that time to prep - get the hose out, fittings, gloves, etc and stage either on the tailgate or on the ground near the dump pad. That way others aren't waiting on me to get ready ... I'm ready to hook up and dump when it's my turn. After dumping and rinsing, I'll pull ahead for the next guy, and put my stuff away while out of the way.
gkainz 02/08/21 08:05am Travel Trailers
RE: Mega Cam Ram 3500 and towing fifth wheel

I assume you (OP) ... hmmm, was the OP the one who said they're towing with the Andersen? If so, then I'll continue - I assume you know that the Andersen gives you 4 distinct offsets from cab to 5er, depending on your positioning of the Andersen base and kingpin block ... I've posted them elsewhere on this forum and can't recall exactly where. But, you can get those measurements off the Andersen site as well.
gkainz 02/08/21 08:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: DYI Electric brakes

... Simplest method to verify brakes are working is to use a compass. with the brakes engaged, the north needle will lock onto that wheels magnet. What if I have to stop while traveling any direction other than north? :)
gkainz 01/19/21 08:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Breaking down and smoking a turkey?

Do you need to break it down because of smoker rack size? Consider spatchcocking the bird if you can fit it in your smoker. Everything lays flat and gets even smoke and heat. Also, I smoke poultry as hot as I can get my smoker - ignoring the smoker's mantra of "everything low and slow". Basically, I'm oven roasting birds in my smoker. Eliminates the rubbery skin problem and produces a nice crispy skin. I can easily get 325-350° in both my wood fired and propane fired smokers.
gkainz 12/30/20 08:48am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Running CPAP Without Utilities

There’s plenty of info online for nearly every xPAP on clinician settings. Turning off the humidifier is a very simple change and has no bearing on pressures or other settings. I leave mine connected but the heat off so it runs like a passover humidifier.
gkainz 12/20/20 09:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Overnight stay in California

to the OP - thanks from a Navy vet to your son and daughter-in-law for their service. Safe travels and best wishes for no hassles.
gkainz 12/16/20 01:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Battery failure puzzle: voltage good, little power

Unless you don't have the physical room for both batteries, why not install a simple battery switch with A, B, A+B, Off positions and then just "twist the switch"? Murphy (at least the one that lives with me) would say I would be switching batteries at 2am ... always!
gkainz 11/26/20 09:34am Tech Issues
RE: RV Flag Pole

I went back to my amazon order history and found that I bought this one: in January 2017. It works fine and is still working. I did obscure the photoelectric eye with some tape so it comes on a little sooner.
gkainz 11/24/20 03:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: How cold is too cold?

Too cold, starts around zero, and gets worse from there. It has been -38 degrees F in my driveway. I’m a newbie to Wyoming, @ only 35 years.....the coldest I’ve seen was -47 F. Thankfully, there was zero wind.....but, I had an outside job. And.....I’m darn glad we weren’t rving that night! memtb When is there zero wind in Wyoming? Everyone fell down? :D (worked a lot in Wyoming back in the '70s).
gkainz 11/11/20 06:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 5th wheel hitch removal

The last truck I sold with 5th wheel installed, I left the bed rails installed.
gkainz 11/03/20 02:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fire in Grand County CO - 10.31.20 update

A number of years ago they apparently had a timber sale northwest of Kremmling, as beetle kill trees were cut and stacked in large landings all along the Forest Service Road above Red Dirt Reservoir, all tagged with signs "No Firewood cutting" or similar. Those landings stayed stacked for years after that and never got hauled away. I always wondered if the tree huggers got it stopped, the logging company went belly-up, or something else? Sad shameful waste of trees.
gkainz 10/22/20 11:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: water pump

mine is also behind the basement wall in the front storage compartment, curb side. There's a small black plastic cover hanging over a maybe 6" hole to access the winterizing hose and valve. The wall comes down with a few screws for easy access to the pump and plumbing. I quieted mine down significantly with "pool noodle" type insulation tubes around all the hoses within reach that might vibrate against anything, as well as remounting the pump on a piece of closed cell foam (garden knee pad cut to fit).
gkainz 09/18/20 07:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Andersen and 6'4" Ram

Didn't have to...... "Oh, and I'm surprised you didn't get "Andersen sucks. You can't put my 5 padlocks on it and prevent someone from unhooking it". " Lol ... stepped into that one, didn't I? :D
gkainz 09/15/20 02:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Andersen and 6'4" Ram

Since most of the responses have nothing to do with the OP question, I'll chime in with a response only half way appropriate... I've been towing for years now with a Ram 2500 8' bed and Andersen Ultimate goose neck attached hitch. So, I can tick the Ram and Andersen boxes and ignore the 6.5 bed and puck mount. :) I love it. No negatives worth mentioning. The absolute only negative I can think of (a minor nit) is that I have to run the front jacks further up and down to hitch up than I did with the traditional hitch. Oh, and I'm surprised you didn't get "Andersen sucks. You can't put my 5 padlocks on it and prevent someone from unhooking it". :)
gkainz 09/15/20 07:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: CO 14/Poudre Canyon Closure-Cameron Peak Update 10.18.20

Hopefully the precip today will help get the fire(s) under control. Leadville was socked in with smoke yesterday, assuming from the Cameron Peak fire. Traffic eastbound on I-70 showed how many escaped the city this weekend. We booked through last night at Turquoise Lake, but since I had to be back in town early this morning (Tuesday), decided to play it safe and not take chances with the rain/snow/freezing weather forecast, and came home last night. 5 MPH from Silverthorne to the tunnel, and 5 MPH from Empire to Idaho Springs.
gkainz 09/08/20 12:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cold-ish weather camping

We've had lows in the high 60s here in Denver foothills area for what seems like months. Combined with the smoke, we've been running the home a/c for way too long now without opening the windows at night. This morning I was greeted with a lovely 44 degrees at 5am. Sat outside enjoying my first cup of coffee in the cool air and loved it.
gkainz 08/31/20 10:18am Fifth-Wheels
How to calculate distributed pin weight?

I think most of the pin weight is carried by the rear, but have to believe some of it gets distributed via tongue weight to the front? Would upgrading to a dually help with sway? Also, does this have to have brakes?]
gkainz 08/31/20 05:51am Fifth-Wheels
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