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RE: Your total length, truck and trailer

You measure from the back bumper of the trailer to the pin, than add the distance from the truck rear axle to the front bumper. My trailer is 38 ft total rig s 55.
gtnsmlr 09/08/20 07:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

After 20 years of towing heavy, I've found my truck was designed to tow at 60mph. At 60 the engine is happy, the transmission is happy, the tires are happy and I'm happy. If you think I'm a danger, get your eyes and your brakes checked cause more often than not, I'm behind someone else doing the same thing.
gtnsmlr 08/30/20 11:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Nascar Follies

Nope, I'm done with NASCAR...
gtnsmlr 08/30/20 11:28am Around the Campfire
RE: Wood working question

Is the blade parallel to the fence?
gtnsmlr 08/28/20 08:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: Sturgis 2020 great news!

Party on dude, where do I send the flowers?
gtnsmlr 08/28/20 12:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: Construction adhesive vs. wood glue

Building cabinets, no, wrong product. It's great though for sticking things to the wall where the drywall taping is anything but smooth, flat and square.
gtnsmlr 08/16/20 06:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: Nascar Follies

How long till Stewart brings Kyle Larson back?
gtnsmlr 08/11/20 06:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: Free-for all Lahontan Reservoir Camping

We stayed there the middle of October last year, had the whole beach to ourselves, It was a nice stop, will do again this year on our way south. How cold? Thought this is flat lands, but notice the many thousand feet it's above sea level. high desert, as I recall it was cool and mild.
gtnsmlr 08/11/20 06:08pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Free-for all Lahontan Reservoir Camping

We stayed there the middle of October last year, had the whole beach to ourselves, It was a nice stop, will do again this year on our way south.
gtnsmlr 08/08/20 09:20am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: DeWalt vs Milwaukee

Brushes can wear out and, I lost every extra brush that came with every tool that needed them.
gtnsmlr 08/06/20 07:58pm Around the Campfire
RE: DeWalt vs Milwaukee

Take it from a pro, 20V DeWalt hands down.
gtnsmlr 08/06/20 06:28pm Around the Campfire
RE: For all you carpenters

If I'm using lumber that cost 25 bucks a board foot, no.
gtnsmlr 08/05/20 06:49pm Around the Campfire
RE: rockies or smokey's

Auto pilots can't surf and cruise control can't climb hills...
gtnsmlr 08/01/20 09:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Front storage door replacement

All the doors n my unit have LCI (Lippert) stickers on them. Give them a call.
gtnsmlr 07/13/20 10:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Adding on board Generator

I did the same exercise a few years ago, spent a lot of time working on the various details and came to some conclusions. Propane was not efficient enough, diesel was too heavy, a 5500 Onan plus fuel tank, sheet metal, plumbing and electrical put me at about 6k and a lot of time. So, I ran a cable from the shore power connection to the front and installed another shore power plug next to the front storage door. I built a weather proof enclosure and installed a Honda 6500 with a remote start in the bed of the truck with a 20gal remote tank, a 15' cord makes the connection and can stay connected full time if your lazy (don't know about running it while driving, never tried.) I've got about 800hrs on it and it works flawlessly rain or shine and I have plenty of power to run whatever whenever, no vibration no noise.
gtnsmlr 07/05/20 09:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: ?ampers are on the road

It's not a question of how many people are going to die from this virus, millions will by the time it runs its course. The question is who...choice is yours.
gtnsmlr 05/02/20 04:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chinese Versus TAIWAN Hand Tools

Back in the early 70s while working at a gas station, the Proto tool truck drove in. I bought the full rollaway, the works. Five years of payments and fifty years later I still have every one... I did wear out a 1/2" deep wall socket though.
gtnsmlr 05/02/20 04:40pm Tech Issues
RE: I5 Bakersfield to Redding

I don't know where you are going on the Oregon coast. Having done all the routes to Brookings at the south end of the Oregon coast, and guessing you want to see the entire Oregon coast; also not knowing what equipment/experience you have; personally I would take I5 to W/B US 299 in Oregon and take US 101 North along the Oregon coast. The downside of that is you miss the northern California coast/Redwoods NP, but with the exception of an about 20 mile stretch of 299 in California it is an easier drive. My opinion. It would appear that the 5 would be the way to go, We have a stop in Chico to visit a friend. I’m thinking the 299 w would be my best bet off the 5, the pass from Redding to Medford could be iffy and we will be slowing down to hang around in the redwoods. We don’t have any solid plans until the middle of May on the central coast.
gtnsmlr 02/29/20 09:31pm Roads and Routes
I5 Bakersfield to Redding

Will be driving up the valley to the Oregon coast in a few weeks and was wondering which was the better road surface, the 5 or the 99 ?
gtnsmlr 02/29/20 06:24am Roads and Routes
RE: BMW vs KTM vs Triumph vs Honda Adventure motorcycle

I have a friend that I’ve rode with for going on 40 years, he’s been riding a Honda XR650 since they first came out . Road or trail, he’s hard to keep up with and....reliable as it gets. If I was doing a long duel sport ride,I’d get the XR with a custom Russell Mayer seat and have at it...
gtnsmlr 01/26/20 01:53pm Around the Campfire
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