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RE: Black Eye

C'mon man, semi behind you laying on the air horns, 10 - 15 mph under the speed limit, most people can put two and two together and figure out what the problem is. It's downright rude to be driving 15 mph under the speed limit in normal conditions.
ronharmless 09/17/21 05:20am General RVing Issues
RE: weight-compatible trailer

Your best bet is to learn all about weights (and everything else you need to know about RV's) by starting here --> Clicky
ronharmless 09/14/21 10:29am Towing
RE: manual retraction of slides

You may have a Schwintek slide, in which case you should read up on them. Clicky
ronharmless 09/10/21 05:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing with a 2022 Ford 150 3.5 EcoBoost

My 2018 F350 3.5L did a wonderful job towing a 6k trailer. I noticed a HUGE improvement when I upgraded to LT "E" tires.I'm pretty sure there was no 3.5L available in a 2018 F350
ronharmless 09/09/21 09:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Drop Down Hitch

The top of the coupler on the trailer is usually about 20" ±. Now you got to figure out how much your truck will sag after you set the trailer on the ball and hook up the Weight bars.
ronharmless 09/08/21 08:13am Towing
RE: Tonneau covers that don’t leak

For those who said their covers do not leak, how do they prevent water from getting in around the tailgate since they do not fully overlap the tailgate and the gap between the end of the gate and the bed sides? I have a Lomax cover. The cover does overlap the front and back of the box. But since it is a between the rails cover it doesn't overlap the sides. But I guess it must have seals or something, I don't know. All i can tell you is I have had it for 2-1/2 years and there has never been water inside the box. My truck has sit outside every minute of it's life (winter, summer, snow rain) and it goes to the car wash at least 30 times a year.
ronharmless 09/07/21 11:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: New to RVs.....A Few Newbie Questions

If you are going to full time in it (or anything that equals "a lot of time") you probably want something that is truly "4 Season". They are going to have better insulation (for hot and cold purposes) and other similar amenities.
ronharmless 08/30/21 10:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Inverter question

Interesting; is that the definition of a "hardcore mountain biker" in CA - eBikes?
ronharmless 08/27/21 06:38am Tech Issues
RE: Hot water tank drain plug

I replaced my plastic drain plug with a plug made of the same material as the pressure relief valve at the top.
ronharmless 08/26/21 10:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Timberlodge slideout motor

So I just did a google search for "2003 timberlodge 26rls" in Pennsylvania and found quit a few. I would suggest you find one close to you and go look at the slide out motors in them and get a model no.
ronharmless 03/17/21 08:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Battery Storage between trips

My batteries sit in my basement for 3 months or more every winter and are still over 12 volts when I take them out again. So I'm pretty sure I ain't harming them leaving them disconnected a few weeks or even a month between trips; YOMV. I'll also add, I had my last trailer for 12 years and only replaced the battery once. The fact is, I only use it for lowering and raising the tongue anyways. The one I have now will be 6 years old in April.
ronharmless 03/16/21 11:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Battery Storage between trips

Maybe I should of added the fact that I have dual batteries....if I added solar would it charge both?.....I have a Furrion plug in frontAll you really need to do is get a battery disconnect switch if you don't have one and disconnect all power draws between trips (so install the disconnect right at the battery so you have no parasitic power drasws - just like removing the cable from the battery). Then turn the switch on and plug it in a day before the next use and you'll be good to go. Turn the switch off again when you get back home and into storage; rinse and repeat.
ronharmless 03/16/21 09:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Trouble on the border

It is NOT just Mexicans crossing the border - it is South American countries. You should stay home and watch the carnage on FOX. I think he should travel to Big Bend and RGV to witness the truth first hand. He's afraid of a boogie man that doesn't exist. Viva TequilaSo tell me, how many border patrol agents are there today in Texas compared to last year at this time?
ronharmless 03/10/21 08:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How long do you drive/tow in a day?

...Well I have made the argument for decades as a adult I should be able to decide for myself when I was tired...Well The OP and the rest of the people on this post also have the ability to decide for themselves when they are tired and how many drivers they have - regardless of your diatribe karen
ronharmless 03/08/21 09:33am Travel Trailers
RE: parking on hill

That wouldn't work for me, YOMV, but I'm not ready to let $25K go careening down the hill and start over from scratch. Because your asking other their opinion (from posted pictures no less) indicates to me you're not to comfortable with it. What's your gut telling you?
ronharmless 03/05/21 10:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Another Towing Question

...Also, your rear axle is only rated or 3,800lb. Once you subtract the empty weight off that, you probably only have 800-1200lb hitch weight will eat that up and then some. That means you have to run with pretty much nothing in the truck bed (including a cap or cover)...The curb weight on the rear axle of that truck is about 2000 lbs, the long shot is 2200 lbs. if its got all the bells and whistles plus a kitchen sink (which isn't likely cause those come with 4800 RAWR). That leaves probably another 1800 lbs± before you get to the 3800 lbs rear axle rating.
ronharmless 02/26/21 12:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Another Towing Question

... When the trailer weighs considerably more than the truck and will be over 30’ long physics take over, no matter what 1/2 ton you have.Please tell me about the physics, should be an interesting read. I like to read fiction. Been there, doing that; for about 12 years.
ronharmless 02/25/21 10:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Another Towing Question

Go look on the drivers side door, there are two stickers, post a picture of both stickers (Black out the Vin number on the stickers before posting). My F150 would handle that trailer easily without exceeding and of its ratings. Your F150 may or may not, depending on what those two stickers indicate. Any posting which don't take into account what those two stickers say are purely conjecture. You'll probably have to read up on how to post pictures on this forum also.
ronharmless 02/25/21 10:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Best Cell Phone App

A third vote for WAZE.
ronharmless 02/19/21 02:24pm Beginning RVing
RE: Very new to living in an RV/Trailer

Just my opinion and you can take it or leave it; but, unless you are given or already own a late model, high quality, 4 season RV, you are not going to save money living in a RV in a RV Park. It would be cheaper and better to rent an apartment or small house. If it was a mobile home, possibly (they are built to different standards than a RV).
ronharmless 02/17/21 06:58am General RVing Issues
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