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RE: Paddle board / kayak rack

Think shorter toys. I have a 10.5 foot kayak I strap down on the bed for travel. Of course I have to wipe it down and put down old towels under it. Your other options would be inflatable or there are a few versions out there that break down or fold down.
schlep1967 03/05/21 05:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Would you back a camper for someone?

Yes, I would. And yes, I have. A family must have made last minute reservationsat a very busy amusement park campground. They were in a site a row away from us and moved to the site across from us right after we got there and it took quite a while for them to get into the site. The next day they are carrying items 2 sites down. They had to move again. The driver asked me what the best way was to do it. I told her how I would do it. And she asked if I could do it for her. 3 minutes later it was in their new site.
schlep1967 03/04/21 12:18pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Soresto Collar Danger

My take on this is the number of deaths related to the collar mean nothing without the number of collars sold also included in the details. Soresto is the number one selling flea collar. What is the percentage of animals that have a reaction? Example: 1,700 deaths/17,000,000 collars sold = .01% of collars sold caused deaths. My point is every mammal has the ability to be allergic to any chemical be it man made or natural. Personally, I could die if stung by a honey bee.
schlep1967 03/04/21 06:25am RV Pet Stop
RE: Changing Tires

I've done it both ways and saw no difference in the outcome. You either have two stable frame to ground connections on the front or you have the front sitting on the trucks suspension. Either way you are barely moving the trailer frame as the suspension will allow you to jack one wheel off the ground without lifting the other. You are not going to bend the frame doing that.
schlep1967 03/02/21 12:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Potentially dangerous mistake in March RV Magazine

Prevented one of those disasters a few years ago at a Maryland Campground. We were alread set up and sitting by the fire after dark when the neighbors showed up. Nice 5th wheel being hauled by two nice ladies. They managed to get backed into their site just fine and were having some problems getting unhitched. I'm sitting there watching them struggling to unhitch for about 3 minutes and finally I said to the wife, I can't sit here and watch them roll that thing into the lake. I politely asked if I could help and they gladly accepted. First, do you have chocks to put under the trailer wheels? Yes! Oh we forgot about them! They put them in place. And then I instructed them on backing up off the pin. You should have seen the look on her face when she reached for that handle and it easily pulled out. I'll bet they never forgot that lesson.
schlep1967 03/01/21 11:47am General RVing Issues
RE: What is It?

I see you found an answer. It looks to me like it may be a great way to separate a bunch of eggwhites from the yolks.
schlep1967 03/01/21 08:12am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Raising our 5er

Scale the trailer axles. If front and rear axles are close to the same weight, you do not have a problem.
schlep1967 02/26/21 09:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: trailer jack on a tow dolly

My concern would be not knowing if there is any lifting force on the ball before unlatching it. If for some reason, say the parking brake was set in the towed and the coach moved forward an inch, that could put an upward bind on the hitch/ball. Then you unlatch the ball and it could pop up with force and break your hand. Seems like one of those shortcuts that might work for one guy with X brand of dolly just fine. For the next guy with Y brand of dolly .... not so good.
schlep1967 02/23/21 06:12am Towing
RE: 50 Gal Water Tank Mounting

OP if you can provide pictures of the tank and existing supports it would be easier for us to describe what you need.
schlep1967 02/23/21 05:56am Tech Issues
RE: CC&R dated 1973 says no RVs, trailers, boats can be stored

My question would be, "If there is no HOA, who is she going to complain to?" And who is going to enforce it? The "neighbor" that the OP contacted WILL obviously "enforce" the "rules". That basically means that "neighbor" will be a real pain to the OP and I would bet that the OP will have many local Police "visits" in their future.. Even if they have no "legal" means, they most likely will be finding all kinds of things to complain to the Police about even if it doesn't "stick" (too loud of music, too big of a party, ect). No one is twisting the OPs arm to buy the property, right now they (the OP) HAVE a choice in the matter, once they buy the property the NEIGHBOR has made it clear that THEY (the neighbor)are in charge of the neighborhood.. Bad neighbors are permanent, they never leave, they never go away, OP knows upfront they have at least one bad neighbor. Lots of properties out there that have no restrictions, may require searching a different area further away. And after about the 3rd baseless call when the Police show up, a request to file harassment charges against the neighbor will put it all to rest. I agree, I would never live in any development. Especially one with an HOA. But if the property fits the needs, don't let one rotten apple spoil your piece of the apple pie. P.S. Bad neighbors can be found outside of developments also.
schlep1967 02/22/21 07:56am General RVing Issues
RE: CC&R dated 1973 says no RVs, trailers, boats can be stored

My question would be, "If there is no HOA, who is she going to complain to?" And who is going to enforce it?
schlep1967 02/22/21 06:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Furnace/water heater

Both run off 12 volt. Is the battery charged and the battery cut-off switch turned on?
schlep1967 02/22/21 06:48am Tech Issues
RE: Why is 5th wheel standard vs Gooseneck?

My guess would be easier hook-up. With a 5th wheel you have about a 10 inch wedge you need to fit a 3 inch pin into. With the goose you need to get the things ligned up almost perfectly to lower it onto the ball.
schlep1967 02/19/21 12:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: truck bed rail and 5er clearance on steep driveway.

If I'm reading this right your were going forward over the creast of a hill. Is this on your property? ------If it's not I can't help you. Is it a stone or dirt driveway? ------If yes, take some ground out at the top of the hill to ease the break over the top so the front of the truck doesn't "drop" off the crest. If it is blacktop or concrete, and it almost hit but didn't, leave it alone and it should always "almost" hit.
schlep1967 02/19/21 06:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Advice for the best printer cartridge.

I'd go with one that fits in your printer.
schlep1967 02/19/21 05:47am Tech Issues
RE: Slide topper question

Open before it gets below freezing so you don't rip off any seals. Close after it warms up.....so you don't rip off any seals.
schlep1967 02/17/21 09:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Help/ Fresh Water Tank

For the amount of work and uncertainty you will go through trying to repair an ageing possibly brittle tank, you would be better off finding a replacement. Measure your tank and do some google work. I did a quick search and came up with this site RV Fresh Water Tanks. For around $200 for most tanks I can't see it would be worth it to even try to repair an old tank. Then again it could just be a broken water line under there. You'll figure that out when you get into it.
schlep1967 02/17/21 05:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: CDL Required to Drive Class A?

If a person is driving an air-brake equipped vehicle, there should be no question about getting an endorsement. If the driver has no idea how air brakes work nor how to check them or operate them properly/safely, they are an accident looking for a hill to happen on. Gary Haupt Technically PA doesn't require an endorsement. But if the vehicle you test on has air brakes you will be required to know about them. "You must be able to visually inspect areas of the vehicle such as the tires, mirrors, lights, reflectors for anything unsafe and for major leaks. (Fluids, fuel, air, etc.). You will need to demonstrate you know how to use the vehicle controls, perform a straight line backing maneuver, and complete an airbrake check on the vehicle if the vehicle is equipped with air brakes." Doesn't seem to be anything to stop you from taking the test on a non-air brake vehicle and then driving an equipped one once licensed. I could be wrong and it's just not stated that way in the link I provided.
schlep1967 02/10/21 09:27am General RVing Issues
RE: CDL Required to Drive Class A?

Like many have said before, Check with your home state. Pennsylvania has made it very clear what you need. This obviously does not apply to other states but it is a good example of what your state should have for information on the subject. Non-commercial licensing in PA. RV licensing needs
schlep1967 02/10/21 06:30am General RVing Issues
RE: How to tell when water heater is at max?

I've never worried about it. When I get water and electric hooked up I turn on the water heater. Not very often I am taking a shower in the first hour after arrival. From there on the water is always as hot as it is going to get. There are some that refuse to let their water heater on all the time. I can understand that if you are using a generator or paying for the propane. But when hooked up to campground electric. Leave it on.
schlep1967 02/08/21 12:39pm Tech Issues
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