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beaded cab driver seat??

My 3500HD Chevy Work Truck came with very well designed vinyl front bucket seats. However on an average driving day in the rig (usually about 6 hours) my bony bottom gets a little uncomfortable. Some long distance motorcycle riders swear by beaded seat covers like you see some cab drivers using. I wondered if any of our forum members had a experience (pro or con) with these beaded seats?
obie311 11/14/19 05:33pm Tow Vehicles
dissecting a Lippert Ground Control 3.0 landing leg

I have the electric Lippert GC 3.0 front landing leg that failed on me in Arizona this spring. I have boxed up the motor for a spare as I believe it is OK. I will test it later. I'd like to do an autopsy on the leg to see what failed and also to see if there's any salvageable parts inside. The only possible disassembly point I see is on the top. There's a cotter key retaining a pin that can be driven out on the motor coupling socket. After that I haven't a clue. I've looked for an exploded drawing of the leg to visualize what's inside but no luck with that. Has any of the esteemed members here taken one apart?
obie311 11/04/19 04:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: proper hook up procedure?

Large, heavy, rubber chocks from Northern Tool, not Harbor Freight or Walmart cheapies. ON EDIT: Camping World also has some useless ones. Which model from Northern? I see they offer several.
obie311 08/06/19 11:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Front landing gear broke

Just be really careful where you put that jack. Find a big solid piece of frame. When my landing gear got jammed a helpful neighbor put his bottle jack under the door frame for the generator compartment behind the hitch and bent it. The RV repairman brought two garage type floor jacks and slowly jacked up each side a little at a time to prevent tweaking the frame. Take it slow, easy, and safe.
obie311 08/04/19 11:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: proper hook up procedure?

OK I've got it now. Rubber chocks from Horrible Freight OK? I do the "bump" test now but the advice to only slightly raise the front legs makes a lot of common sense in case the hitch is not fully latched. Thanks for the help.
obie311 08/04/19 11:46pm Fifth-Wheels
proper hook up procedure?

No, I'm not looking for dating advice. Happily married for many years. What's the best practice to keep the trailer from rolling backwards as you back the fifth wheel hitch under the trailer? I'm worried about stressing and jamming the front leveling legs with an aft motion. My 5'er came with a Lippert Ground Control 3.0. Do you use rubber chocks on the trailer wheels? Can you just jerk out the break-away switch and electrically lock the trailer wheels even if the brake umbilical is not yet attached to the tow vehicle?
obie311 08/04/19 06:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Honda 2200 inverter discontinued??

https://www.electricgeneratorsdirect.com/Honda-EU2200I-Portable-Generator/p81872.html
obie311 02/20/19 01:33pm Tech Issues
Honda 2200 inverter discontinued??

Has anybody run across a killer close-out price on a pair of Honda 2200 inverter generators? I'm in the market. The replacement 3000 gennie weighs about 130#. Too much for my tired old bod to lug around.
obie311 02/20/19 01:01pm Tech Issues
RE: best RV trip planning app for MacBook?

Thanks! We went with RV Trip Wizard. It seems to have a lot of depth that will be useful to us. Yeah I didn't see much advantage to OnStar considering what it cost. Looking into hotspots with unlimited data (even if throttled). Would appreciate recs for a few reliable plans at a decent rate.
obie311 01/22/19 04:59pm Roads and Routes
best RV trip planning app for MacBook?

mods: please move to another forum if you think I have posted in the wrong place We're planning our first long RV trip. I am a former (medically grounded) pilot so I'm good with maps and trip planning. However I'll be doing the driving so I want my wife to be conversant with trip planning and modification on the go with her MacBook. I don't mind spending the money for a good reliable app or program so I don't want freeware with distracting ads. Also how do you connect with the internet while on the Road? Do you use your cellphones data plan? How about OnStar? Our truck has it but the charge for unlimited data seems pretty expensive. I don't much care for the other "services" it offers. Retired newbies here getting our feet wet for the first time so we'd appreciate all the help you can give.
obie311 01/21/19 12:23pm Roads and Routes
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