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RE: killed new Jeep Wrangler by Flat-Towing It in 4-Low !

I would think the insurance would deny any claim. This is pure and simple stupidity on the part of the owner. Thats why they cancel you after they pay damages. It's their way of weeding out the dumb a$$'s.
goducks10 04/13/21 08:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Besides Amazon where?

Walmart has a selection of basic RV gear (water hoses, chemicals, sewer hoses, etc) most of it available by 2 day delivery. And a lot of it is stocked in stores so it's convenient when you're out on a trip and just want to stop by a store to pick something up. x2
goducks10 04/12/21 07:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wow, 6 months wait for a Chevy-Tahoe

So besides Tahoe how many other gasoline/diesel vehicles have stopped production for lack of computer chips? https://finance.yahoo.com/news/chip-shortages-force-more-cuts-230839840.html As people try to make extended time at home more bearable? It's interesting to see how folks react differently to Covid. Personally I have not lost one single day of work nor did I work from home. In fact I changed jobs, actually careers going into another business, at a substantial salary increase. Easy to do when the gubmint pays folks to not work at a rate that is substantially above what they made before, evenn if they did not work before. Free money, free rent or mortgage payments, etc. Now they don't want to work. Probably why I stood in line at Lowes this morning at the one open checkout for 30 minutes to buy 10 bags of mulch. Guess you haven't been to a Lowes or Home Depot on a weekend when the weathers nice out. Every DIY guy and his family are out shopping. It's common knowledge in my family between me and my older two sons that you don't go to HD or Lowes on the weekend. It's been like that well before Covid. During the week it's all the guys with remodel businesses which is booming.
goducks10 04/11/21 06:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Wow, 6 months wait for a Chevy-Tahoe

So besides Tahoe how many other gasoline/diesel vehicles have stopped production for lack of computer chips? https://finance.yahoo.com/news/chip-shortages-force-more-cuts-230839840.html
goducks10 04/11/21 08:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: What must we do in Colorado?

Can you actually book enough spots?
goducks10 04/10/21 01:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wow, 6 months wait for a Chevy-Tahoe

Under the administration’s infrastructure plan, this industry will get government support to do it here in the US. ROFLMAO........................Infrastructure Plan? "Out of the $2 trillion, the plan only spends about $115 billion to modernize bridges, highways, roads, and main streets that are in “most critical need of repair.” "The plan also includes $213 billion for home sustainability and public housing, $50 billion for National Science Foundation infrastructure “research,” $35 billion for climate change-related R&D, and $50 billion for a new “Commerce Department Office.” "tax hikes, partisan add-ons, and having less than 6% of the proposal actually going to roads and cities." "the proposal sets aside $20 billion for projects that “advance racial equity and environmental justice.” “There is no reason for an infrastructure plan to include tens of billions of dollars, or hundreds of billions of dollars, in gifts to the already heavily subsidized renewable energy industry.” Could be worse. https://www.rawstory.com/2020/04/never-let-a-disaster-go-to-waste-analysis-reveals-rotten-un-american-giveaway-gop-buried-in-covid-19-relief-package-to-overwhelmingly-benefit-millionaires/ There goes again the political hacks inserting their irrelevant partisan views on topics on posts that are supposedly informational. Put it out there on the political thread will yah! (ok, there's none -- so off to Twitter or FB for you)...:D LOL, so it's okay for one poster to post a political comment but it's not okay for another poster to disagree? Geez sounds like our last admin we had in the WH.
goducks10 04/10/21 01:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Wow, 6 months wait for a Chevy-Tahoe

Under the administration’s infrastructure plan, this industry will get government support to do it here in the US. ROFLMAO........................Infrastructure Plan? "Out of the $2 trillion, the plan only spends about $115 billion to modernize bridges, highways, roads, and main streets that are in “most critical need of repair.” "The plan also includes $213 billion for home sustainability and public housing, $50 billion for National Science Foundation infrastructure “research,” $35 billion for climate change-related R&D, and $50 billion for a new “Commerce Department Office.” "tax hikes, partisan add-ons, and having less than 6% of the proposal actually going to roads and cities." "the proposal sets aside $20 billion for projects that “advance racial equity and environmental justice.” “There is no reason for an infrastructure plan to include tens of billions of dollars, or hundreds of billions of dollars, in gifts to the already heavily subsidized renewable energy industry.” Could be worse. https://www.rawstory.com/2020/04/never-let-a-disaster-go-to-waste-analysis-reveals-rotten-un-american-giveaway-gop-buried-in-covid-19-relief-package-to-overwhelmingly-benefit-millionaires/
goducks10 04/10/21 10:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lock on Bed Lift

I think I would try and make a false floor. Might be a PITA to get to your firearms but if you're just doing it for competition then it wouldn't be that often.
goducks10 04/08/21 10:01am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Trailer demand and prices

I can go to several dealer websites here in Oregon and all of them have diddle for used RV's and their supply of new is less than 2019. What I'm seeing is that when you scroll down the page you see a lot of "On order" postings. I also drive by a lot that is now selling a TT brand that they didn't in the past. Didn't need to because the brands they did sell they could get more fairly easy. Now they're stocking anything so they can make a sale. Here's an interesting take on the state of the RV world as of now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqV28ayI1o4
goducks10 04/08/21 09:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Lock on Bed Lift

Unless you really beef up the framing around the bed then it won't be very hard to tear the mattress platform off the base. Most all the framing is cheap 2x2's stapled or screwed together that probably already have a few splits in them. There's two types of thieves IMO. The one's that are looking for an easy in like a door left unlocked or the one's that will tear open a door to get in. The 2nd version will tear the bed platform up to get it open. Someone with a cats paw could get into just about any area on or in an RV.
goducks10 04/06/21 09:23am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Lock on Bed Lift

Once they break into the trailer , whats another lock . You padlock showed them where to look ! x2 and it's less you'll have to repair after your bed frame is tore up.
goducks10 04/05/21 08:34am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: RV furniture

Take your measurements and go to the furniture stores in your area. You still may have to order but at least you can sit in them. 99% of the furniture in RV's is not meant for anything more than weekend and a week or tow a year use.
goducks10 04/04/21 08:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: EverChill Refrigerator

They don't. A 12V compressor fridge doesn't need the roof vent or the side hole for the rear vent like an absorption fridge needs. Although it is handy if you need to work on the compressor and to wire up the 12V connection. But it's not needed for ventilation like an absorption fridge needs. So thats 2 holes less when using a 12V fridge.
goducks10 04/02/21 09:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Furrion 12 Volt Refrigerator Issues

What was the freezer temp? Loud compressor noise could me the fridge is not level enough. Just because the trailer is level doesn't mean the fridge is. GD may have not installed it properly. Make sure nothing is touching the thermister. As mentioned make sure you 12V batt is good. I think there's a minimum voltage required.
goducks10 03/30/21 09:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Debating another tow vehicle

Stay away from the 6.4 6sp with those weights. Go 2019+ 8sp. You'll thank me down the road.
goducks10 03/29/21 08:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: EverChill Refrigerator

I'm using a GE 9.8 cu.ft 12V fridge. Very similar to the Everchill. Replaced my POS Nevercold with it. I have 4 GC 6V batteries and 400W of solar. I can go for days without worrying. I'll never go back to absorption. Back story is that my 1.5 year old Norcold had clogged lines. I tried everything to remedy the situation except take it out and burp it. It started to not cool after the 1st year. everything was fine as far as the heating element on gas or elect. I did the by pass fix and the temps never wavier'd much from the outside ambient temps. I even installed two fans on the roof cover to help draw air up pass the lines. I could've went with a JC refrigeration convert kit but decided to not have to deal with the Norcold electronics that also seem to be an issue from time to time. started researching and it seems that 12V fridges have been in the marine world for years. I found my GE at a local appliance store. $950 with a 3 year warranty. about the same price for the JC conversion. But I got 2 more cu.ft, don't have to deal with propane or the whole elec to propane back and forth situation. The GE cools down in a few hrs and holds 35-36 and -4 to 10 on the freezer. It's quiet and I can run it while traveling without worries. My 12V fridge is 9.8 cu.ft and fit right in the hole for the 8 (7.5) cu.ft Nevercold. I wired it directly to a 12V breaker on my converter box. Used some of the NC trims to finish it off. Inside is like a res fridge. More open and usable. If this one fails I'll get another 12V. I will say though you do need good batteries and at least some solar. 200W would be sufficient for several days of nice weather and not using the house batteries for big items. Solar's free and panels aren't much if you shop around. Mine were only $95 or so each. Pick up a simple solar charger and thats all. The extra room and simplicity alone are worth it to me. I would never do a res fridge as they require an inverter and draw too much power.
goducks10 03/29/21 03:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV At Dealer for 90 Days Now for An Awning Replacement!!!!!

My awning's 21' long. That would be a bear to do. But I'd call my sons to come and help. The issue with dealerships is they really aren't totally competent and the guy just ahead of you that might have a 2 day fix then turns into a 4 day fix and you get a ripple effect. Thats why they want you to bring it in and it sits for weeks to a month. It's not like a car dealer where you schedule an appointment on thursday and you pick it up thur or friday. When you think of all the issues that ca arise with an RV it's impossible to have enough help train in all aspects or RV repair.
goducks10 03/25/21 11:50am General RVing Issues
RE: '18 F150 with 5.5 box tow a 5th wheel ?

I'd rather tow a 5er near max with a 1/2 ton vs a TT near max or even a TT within the so called 80% rule. Most 1/2 tons aren't capable of towing one of the so called "1/2 ton towable" 5th wheels when it's loaded. Most all 1/2 tons can to an empty "1/2 ton towable" 5th wheel. Somewhere in there they can tow a loaded 5th wheel. It's finding right combination. And yes they make bed rails for 1/2 ton trucks. How else would 1/2 ton truck owners be towing 5th wheels? Yes you can tow a 5er with a 5'5" bed. You need the right hitch and pin box. Grand Design makes a 5th wheel with the Turning Point pin box. Their videos show an F150 doing a 90* turn.
goducks10 03/25/21 09:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Loooow Inventory

Anyone really think this "shortage" is not by design? If so you have rocks in your head. It may have started due to Covid related supply disruptions at whatever level, and current electronic parts shortages are involved, but dealers took all of that and enhanced it to their own benefit. They're keeping on site inventory low purposely so they can get top dollar. They don't care if a serious buyer attempts to negotiate and walks, as they know a sucker will come along soon enough and pay the price. Its not going to change anytime soon, if ever, so get used to it. Now if we get a huge recession, which with the current folks in charge and wanting to spend money like it grows on trees has a much better than average chance of happening, then all bets are off. The only thing that can change it is demand dropping like a stone. Guess I have rocks in my head. Why the F would auto makers give up billions in sales to make millions in sales? So they sell 100,000 trucks for top dollar and thats better than selling 500,000 with variable profit margins. Most plants are shutting down or slowing down because they can't get chips or seat foam etc. And thats by design? Sounds like more of that silly Q stuff to me.
goducks10 03/24/21 08:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Which one is really about camping?

Both are.
goducks10 03/24/21 08:08am General RVing Issues
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