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RE: Can you retreat gas with stabil to extend protection?

Skip the ethanol fuel for storage. Pure Gas Site
philh 12/02/20 08:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Dump Station Observations

Just as much fun as watching a busy boat launch. :) I used to waterski at least 3x per week during the summer. One the weekends I sat at a friends house across from the state park ramp. Didn't dare turn it into a drinking game, we'd be toast in an hour. The neighborhood private launch was steep, narrow, and literally a canyon down to the water. Not sure who I disliked more, the guy that used the literally canyon walls to let the trailer tires skid back on to the ramp, making it muddy, or the guy who didn't stop and let the water drain off a bit before soaking the ramp, which was shaded by trees... slippery algae growth. Ex wife and I had a routine anywhere but home, she couldn't see over the top of the tailgate to back the trailer up. Any other ramp she could handle. She'd put the trailer in the water, and I'd drive on the trailer and off we'd be. 15 seconds at most. One holiday weekend at her parent's cottage, we did our usual routine that we had done dozens of times before, she backed the trailer up, I drove the mostly flat bottom boat onto the carpeted trailer bunks, and honked the horn for her to pull out. Except this time, her speed across the cement bars that made up the ramp hit the natural frequency of the trailer suspension, and the boat slid off the trailer... right in the middle of the ramp, on a holiday weekend. How the mighty can fall :)
philh 12/02/20 08:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ordering a Artic Fox 5th Wheel

Are you thinking of Niemeyer Trailer Sales in MN? Niemeyer or Mike Jones in Ohio. Both have good reps, Niemeyer is slightly better... But Mike Jones is almost directly on my route to FL :) We are stopping at MJ on our way to FL in a couple of weeks. Our plan is to sell the TT early summer, after we've ordered the AF in March. I want the 5er before traveling to FL next Christmas, but after we get the 2022 SD :)
philh 12/02/20 08:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thanksgiving 2020

Thank you for your service and congrats on the number of turns! Father in law was on a navy destroyer during Korean War. 4 years ago we took him to our primary campground for their dinner, he loved it and wanted to go back. Unfortunately, that never happened. 3 years ago, he had a stroke right before thanksgiving. 2 years ago, he had a heart attack and cartaroid surgery day after thanksgiving. Last year he passed day after thanksgiving. This year was a blessing in the sense we were able to enjoy thanksgiving with our oldest daughter. But it was tough remembrance of his passing too.
philh 11/30/20 08:47pm Around the Campfire
RE: Ordering a Artic Fox 5th Wheel

Call and ask. They'll know better than we will. Real world experience beats lying dealers every day of the year. One dealer said 3 months Another 4-5 months Another 6 months. This dealer also put me in touch with a factory rep, who was straight up honest with me, stated 6 months, but added who knows what the election results will bring us come next year.
philh 11/30/20 08:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Future Used RV Market

I have a fairly large RV dealer near me... their lot used to be RV's parked side by side by side... now they can barely cover the outside perimeter end to end. People are still buying. We're considering selling our travel trailer late spring, as we're likely going to get a 5th wheel late next year.
philh 11/29/20 06:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Building my own batterty cables

how many amps are you running thought that cable, a bazillion?
philh 11/27/20 04:41pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Ordering a Artic Fox 5th Wheel

Under normal times, what is the time from order to receiving a Artic Fox 27-5L?
philh 11/27/20 04:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2012 F-150 tow rating

Lots of newbs also get sucked into the “one too many bags of Cheetos in the truck bed and you’ll be a menace to the roadway and society in general” paranoia that is fairly rampant on this website and many others. Typically processed by “experts” who have googled way more than they’ve towed.... You forgot, and will be sued by every lawyer in the county when you crash into grandma going to church. I've towed at gross, and was probably over. Towing under capacity limit is a less stressful experience. I was surprised at the difference "E" tires made on my F150 tho.
philh 11/24/20 06:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Interesting. I looked it up and found lots of contradicting info. Do you have a link.,to%2050%20mg%20by%202029. It was on one of the peak prosperity "crash course" segments. I skimmed through the energy episodes and didn't find that particular segment.
philh 11/24/20 06:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I also believe that solar panels is current darling of environmentalists and has escaped scrutiny and clear thinking. Solar power has improved dramatically in the last 20 years and still has a lot more potential. I hope that it works out well in the long run but I don't believe that it will ever be the cure all for us even though it may play a large role. Solar, besides the obvious limited sunlight issue, uses silver. If you took all the known silver known to man, you'd only develop a small fraction of our current energy needs, and that's before you start adding electric vehicles to the picture.
philh 11/23/20 07:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Should I get a new Tow Vehicle or a Bigger Gas Tank?

I have F150 3.5L with 36g tank... LOVE IT
philh 11/23/20 07:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Have You Installed Your Own Slide Topper?

I went with 6" longer than slide. Installation tip, pull the truck tight against the side of the trailer, and work out of the bed of the truck :)
philh 11/23/20 07:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: The strange ramifications of COVID shutdowns

What repercussions I've experienced from Covid ? It encouraged me to retire early and changed my mindset as I was an hardcore workaholic for many years. I've enjoyed 2020 immensely and learned to relax and enjoy life to the fullest. I'm working from home... the new home is a campground that we put up a park model as a "future" retirement home. Our B&M sold in 5 days, just waiting for the closing now. Wife's (and my) insurance is driving my remaining work time. No more than 27 months. New truck in roughly 12 months, 5th wheel in about the same time frame.
philh 11/19/20 06:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: Honest RV Dealers - Are there any?

I bought a TT from a highly rated dealership... and have run into lie after lie after lie. So even ratings don't always help
philh 11/18/20 06:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Newbie needs help with WiFi!

I currently use OTR Mobile... looking into better value options, but this service works
philh 11/13/20 07:52pm Technology Corner
RE: using tablet sim card in hotspot for unlimited data

Chatting with someone that claimed they had a hotspot they bought off ebay with unlimited data, they just plugged their tablet sim card into the hotspot. Is it really that easy, or did the hotspot have to be modified? Did you just say that backwards, in reverse of the situation? If someone had and unlimited data hotspot, that is a data plan attached to a particular phone number which is assigned to a particular SIM card Devices connect via WiFi Why put a tablet SIM card into the hotspot If the hotspot plan is unlimited Some one might move the hotspot SIM to the tablet, but then only the tablet would have unlimited data, unless used as the hotspot, Poorly worded. They got the hotspot off ebay, and used a sim card from their tablet.
philh 11/11/20 06:22pm Technology Corner
2018 F150 LED Tail Lights $$$$

Whoa!!!! Took it to the dealer because there is some moisture in the tail light and one small segment at the bottom has failed. HOWEVER, for for a part that STARTS at $800 and goes up from there. I'll wait until it totally fails, if it ever does. Dealer couldn't quote the total price, because apparently these things are like little kits.
philh 11/09/20 07:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford has released their 2021 towing guide

What's happening to SD tow numbers? Are they also going up? Not much there. The focus this year was on the F150. The Superduty trucks generally get updated a year later. woohoo, I'm buying 2022 MY
philh 11/09/20 07:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: using tablet sim card in hotspot for unlimited data

Looked at AT&T plans. My cell phones are currently on the Elite plan. For a tablet, it's unlimited data, with slow down after 100G. IRC it was 45 before discount, and I don't recall my corporate discount, maybe 10/line Contrast to the OTR, which is "unlimited", but I start receiving warnings at 22G. OTR's current rate is $90.
philh 11/09/20 07:28am Technology Corner
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