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RE: Kidde Fire Extinguisher recall

They replaced two for me. Were supposed to do one more. After several follow ups I gave up and just bought a new one. Hope the brand you purchased had *metal* parts - handle, nozzle, etc. Back When - commercial occupancies & apt bldgs of 4 units or more were req'd to have extinguishers (or multiple extinguishers) of 2A 10BC rating. (still are - requirements may vary by local codes). We couldn't "suggest" which brand to purchase, however we would comment on which brand purchasers were unhappy with when the extinguisher service folks came around - due to plastic part/s failures, breakage, etc. (Buyer beware!) Kiddie extinguishers received low marks! (And that goes back to 1972 also, LOL) :W
ol Bombero-JC 08/18/19 05:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: using wifi while camping

I’d stick a battery charger on it and be done. Way too easy! Kinda makes you wonder why did he ask..:@ ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/17/19 08:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Escapees RV Forum

Didn't know there was a problem - on it just about daily, from the time of the OPs post to current. Current = Aug 17, about 2PM (Pacific)- before going over (here) to RV Net. As anyone using the internet and/or forums knows - - "Stuff" happens! ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/17/19 03:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Short Beds w/out Sliding Hitch

Why "cheap-out" on the cost of a slider? Great "insurance" - even if you never need it. I have a SB with a PR SuperGlide - it (often) does what it's supposed to do!. Also, excellent re-sale value on sliders. Check with the trlr mfgr before using a goose-neck hitch. Many trlr mfgr's (frames) are not capable of same. (void your warranty). BTW I've had both SB & LB pickups. I prefer the short bed. Go with whichever is *YOUR* choice...:W ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/07/19 02:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I need a large 5th wheel but am I looking too large?

Suggest you visit the Escapees HDT forum. LOTS of long, heavy 5th wheel owners there - lots of info & experience! Escapees also has an MDT forum. Length is *NOT* reciprocal between states. "Getting away" with excess length may work "sometimes" - but when it doesn't you *WILL* be in a jam! 65 ft (combined length) max...:W ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/07/19 02:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you contribute ?

I know that many of us use various APPs for finding facilities. We look at ratings?, comments, locations, inclusions, prices (if applicable) and what ever else. We use AllStays, Gas Buddy, Free RV parking, RV Park Reviews and many others. My question is how many actually contribute their knowledge to improve or maintain these valuable resources ? Writing a book - or what?...... EXACT same post (question) on Escapees forums. ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/07/19 01:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Class B on a Dodge Chassis - When did they go bad?

just my .02cts they still are ,owned three dodge products and they were junk from day one. seems to be the cheaper of the big three. NEVER owned a Dodge product until I bought a Dodge CTD pickup. Best pickup I have ever owned - and prior to that I've had an equal number of bow ties and blue ovals. Absolute worst of the bunch was an '85 Ferd diesel.....although way back when I was foolish enough to buy a new Ferd Van. ANYONE considering a new truck (or truck chassis) vehicle should visit the respective sites for that brand - see what problems the "brand loyal" OWNERS are having, returns to the dealer for warranty work, etc. ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/06/19 01:09am Tech Issues
RE: Curious how RV sales in Canada are doing these days?

RV sales are booming! Price doesn't seem to be an issue these days. My crystal ball indicates exactly the same thing..:W And....just plain WOW to those used pickup prices!..:R ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/06/19 12:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Good Sam Standby Sams

Had similar with a M/C club. List of people and what they would help with, tools, transportation, trailer for broke down, work space etc. I put people up in my yard & helped with tools and shop for repairs. Country folks are used to helping others. There's no need to be part of an organization (or club) to be a Good Samaritan!..:S (IMO) I don't need a smiley face on my vehicle or RV to render assistance - or expect assistance. Also - Most folks have an Emergency Road Service (ERS) plan if help is needed. Maybe it's GS, CN, AAA, or? - The "for profit" providers should be able to render assistance - with appropriate equipment -AND- know how to use it. BTW - The MC club: American Motorcyclist Assoc (AMA) offers road service for $50 per year. No need to own -or have- a MC with you. Will tow (limit = 35 miles) *whatever* you are driving!..:C (For me it's my "backup" ERS). Liability: On another thread a helpful(?) poster recommends cleaning faded RV fenders with a rag soaked in *gasoline*..:(..:( That kind of "help" could be very detrimental - to/for someone who doesn't recognize the hazard(s) involved...:S ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/03/19 12:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Plastic wheel well trim looks horrible

While I haven’t tried this on plastic, I had a number of really obstinate brake powder/grime on the wheels of my f150. A rag and some gasoline works fantastic. In addition to what "Gdetrailer" posted....using GASOLINE for a cleaning agent is a design for disaster!..:R Suggest you add a disclaimer to future posts -or- you or the admins/mods remove your post. Just because it has worked for *you*, there are numerous negative safety implications for someone else who may *not* realize the inherent danger in doing same..:( ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/03/19 12:03am Tech Issues
RE: Tariffs trip up the all-American RV industry

Tariffs trip up the all-American RV industry YIKES !! Next "someone" will want to pay the piece workers an hourly wage, which will further trip up the *all-American RV Industry* due to additional cost increases. :R .
ol Bombero-JC 07/23/19 05:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need help about surge protection

"........we live in Ohio and got a call while in Washington state there was a problem." The converter is in so the ac is back on and drying things out. I have a company coming out to clean the mildew. It had a 50 amp portable Surge Guard. Mark Exactly - what did the couple say "the problem" is/was? "The converter is in - so the A/C is back on and drying things out". (what needed "drying out".....from the mildew? - or?) "It had a 50amp portable Surge Guard". What caused the surge guard to fail? The mildew? - or some other event (as someone mentioned, lightning)? (Surge guard = no help for that). Anyway - PI 50 amp EMS (not "merely" a "surge guard") whether hard wired or portable. Leaving an RV in FL (un-attended, outside) is no bueno. Remediation for mildew damage - sight unseen - could be a "crapshoot"! Suggest you find indoor storage (or maybe a replacement RV). Good luck - you may need it. :(
ol Bombero-JC 07/22/19 09:21pm Tech Issues
RE: We Boost and 5 G?

if you are far enough away to need a booster you currently are WAY away from any 5G. In fact if your out of the central area of major cities, you are far away from 5G. I can't currently imagine camping in any area near 5G service. 4G another story Bingo! - 5g "far away" - (service & service in the boondocks). Worry about an RV for 2030 instead, ROTFL! :W
ol Bombero-JC 07/22/19 08:56pm Technology Corner
RE: Dumping Tanks in an Empty Full Service Site

Last week I was staying in a full service site in a national park. The park has hundreds of sites, only about a third of which are full service. The rest of the park shares 2 dump stations which are always lined up in the morning. Each morning, though, I witnessed people pull into empty full service sites, dump their tanks and move on. Thoughts on this? A good idea & something you would do? Or potentially creating a mess the next user has to deal with? Whether pro or con......what does it matter? Is there something "we" should do about it? Which answer would YOU prefer? The thread is a forum "dump" - belongs in Around The Campfire Forum discussions. :R
ol Bombero-JC 07/22/19 08:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: 1979 dodge mobile traveler 360cl wont pass emissions

Per California DMV at "Currently, smog inspections are required for all vehicles EXCEPT diesel powered vehicles 1997 year model and older or with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) of more than 14,000 lbs, electric, natural gas powered vehicles over 14,000 lbs, motorcycles, trailers, or gasoline powered vehicles 1975 and older." The OP is in UTAH..:S Ignore the drivel from South of the Border!.. Even in CA there is a simple "work around". (which should solve your Utah problem) OP - sent you a PM. ~
ol Bombero-JC 07/20/19 12:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Estimated generator price

Guys, a friend of ours died recently and has a Yahama 2000 generator that is very lightly used and about four years old. Went over yesterday and it started with about three pulls after sitting for two years. It ran great but the widow wants to sell it and was wondering what kind of price would be appropriate. Any help would be much appreciated. Check the comps on Craigslist - and price accordingly. :C
ol Bombero-JC 07/20/19 12:09pm Tech Issues
RE: private land camping questions, cell booster suggestions

Any advice, suggestions on a cell booster that'd allow for good data, and voice connections out in the boonies like that? As always, all (well, most) comments, suggestions, etc. are welcome and appreciated. :) RVs on private land: Depends on local regs & ordinances. Cell booster, etc - best info = *Technology Corner* forum here. (NOT Tech Issues) ~
ol Bombero-JC 07/20/19 11:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Dogs

I love dogs. We had dogs as kids. These were loving family pets. As an adult, I also had my own dogs. While camping last week, I was surprised by the presence of dogs and their impact on the campground. We were are Merrill Campground at Eagle Lake. Dogs like to protect their space, their owners, and the way they do that is go out to the full extent of their leash and bark. What surprised me was the 2-3 (or more) dogs per campsite, and the constant barking followed by the owners "barking" at their dogs to hush them. Merrill Campground is in the Lassen National Forest. Perhaps since most of my other camping experiences are in far less developed areas, I was just in for a little surprise with the pets. Well, Gee Whiz! Whoopee - or negative whoopee! You'll be dog gone (hopefully)..:S
ol Bombero-JC 07/20/19 11:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Length and Height

Have you ever had an RV (of any type) before? If not - maybe you should encourage a "trial run" for a weekend (or?) in a rental. ("Try before you buy") You won't be able to rent a 5th wheel - but lots of Class C (Motor Home) rentals available. The flat roof is pretty much a non-issue for 5th wheels. The "slope" is really to compensate for the higher ceiling in the bedrooms - drainage is a secondary "benefit". You will find most TTs have flat roofs. ~
ol Bombero-JC 06/18/19 12:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 10 ply tires?

Hello Any issues going from d range 8 ply 65 psi to 10 ply 80 psi, on the stock rims on my rockwood 8281ws? Thanks Crawl under the trailer with a flash light and a rag. Look at the back side of your rims for a max inflation stamp. Good advice. BTW: ignore the recommendation for Goodyear Endurance.
ol Bombero-JC 06/11/19 05:16pm Fifth-Wheels
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