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RE: EZ-Pass. New York or Massachusetts account?

I went trough a couple of toll roads in NY without a pass last spring and I received the bill in the mail. The bill wasn't a fine, just the cost of the tolls. While your statement is true, you may find the toll is less if you use an ez-pass. As an example, a 4 axle, Class 3 (15,000 to 19,000 LB) vehicle from one end of the PA Turnpike to the other will cost you $130.80 if paying the toll yourself at the booth. With the ez-pass it will cost you $85.40. Also if your ez-pass is not present or operating they will charge you a fee for using the video to bill you.
schlep1967 01/21/20 12:13pm Towing
RE: Morryde Step Above

I don't have them but I will likely end up with them. Only because the manufacturers are forcing them on us. With this style of step they have more options for door location since they do not have to build a box below floor level to store the steps. They can now put the steps above the axles. Which makes it impossible to replace them with the Torklift steps because there is now no box to stow the Torklift steps in. My concern was the situation where you can not get the steps down level due to terrain. If you can not fully deploy the steps, you can not close the door. Friends of mine ended up in this exact situation for an overnight stop and had to pull the steps in while they were inside. I'm still not quite sure how they did it. Torklift has the GlowStep Up-rising steps that are the answer vs. the MorRyde and Lippert solid steps: https://www.torklift.com/rv/glowstep-revolution-uprising https://www.torklift.com/images/gallery/glowstep_revolution_uprising/gsru06.jpg width=500 I should have known Torklift would have a work around by now. But it's not a cheap work around....
schlep1967 01/21/20 11:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: EZ-Pass. New York or Massachusetts account?

I would suggest checking the ez-pass website in each state you are considering. Here in PA you would need one transponder. In your online account you would enter your license plate for your vehicle and your license plate for your trailer. When you go through the toll booth the sensors determine how many axles and what class you are going to be charged for and the photo of your license plate and the transponder determine your account that will be charged.
schlep1967 01/21/20 11:00am Towing
RE: Need Help with Utility Trailer Decision

My advice, if your buying a trailer, get an enclosed trailer. Then you can use as a storage shed wherever you go to keep things out of the weather. And if it's enclosed, wood floor is fine.
schlep1967 01/21/20 10:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Morryde Step Above

I don't have them but I will likely end up with them. Only because the manufacturers are forcing them on us. With this style of step they have more options for door location since they do not have to build a box below floor level to store the steps. They can now put the steps above the axles. Which makes it impossible to replace them with the Torklift steps because there is now no box to stow the Torklift steps in. My concern was the situation where you can not get the steps down level due to terrain. If you can not fully deploy the steps, you can not close the door.
schlep1967 01/21/20 08:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Diesel Fuel for newer diesels

I would ask the manufacturer of your vehicle. It may simply be a U.S. regulation that requires them to state that only ULSD can be used in that vehicle for emissions purposes. The vehicle may be perfectly capable of processing regular diesel.
schlep1967 01/17/20 07:47am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 2017 Legacy Headlight

My guess would also be low beam bulbs. I've seen them go out within a week of each other. You may have had one out and not noticed it until both went out. Pull a bulb and check voltage or just replace both with newer brighter bulbs.
schlep1967 01/17/20 05:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bluetooth Dashboard speaker

We drive a 2004 Fleetwood Southwind gasser, and although the engine noise is usually not a bother, it is when we want to listen to music or podcasts while driving. We’ve tried our little Paperback-size Bose on the dash, but it’s just not powerful enough. Has anyone tried a more powerful Bluetooth speaker on the dash or on a table over the doghouse when driving? Any specific recommendations? Nothing for the noise but maybe for the Bose. On the Bose Bluetooth speaker I have there are two volume controls to deal with. One on the speaker itself and the one on the device sending the bluetooth signal. The way I do it is turn up the speaker volume the whole way and then control the volume from my phone. Basically the sound level will only go as high as the lowest high setting of the two. So if the speaker is set to medium and you turn the volume on your phone all the way up, you are only going to get medium volume.
schlep1967 01/16/20 09:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: China shipping

I find there is a direct correlation between how bad you need something and how long it will take to get it from around the world. My daughter ordered a dress for a dance 6 weeks before the dance. Was told she would have it in 3 weeks.... Got it two days before the dance.
schlep1967 01/15/20 12:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Insurance

If you are not interested in changing insurance companies "most of the time" your best option is to bundle it in with an insurance company you are already using. In today's world of insurance you probably should get all of your documentation handy for everything you currently insure (home, auto, Rv, etc.) and start making calls to all of the major insurers. If you haven't done this in the last 5 years you may see a savings in the hundreds of dollars. It takes time and patience but it can be worth it.
schlep1967 01/15/20 06:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trip West

Look at Route 36. Nice road and it is not signed for 80 mph like the interstates out there. Another thing to consider is winter weather. If you intend to see the Rockies I would keep the Colorado portion of your trip in Late August or early September. Any later and there is a good chance of snow at elevation.
schlep1967 01/15/20 05:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anything to see?

Take a detour off of I-90 on Rt 240 through the Bad Lands National Park. Then head up to the tourist trap known as Wall Drug to get back on I-90.
schlep1967 01/14/20 05:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Battery Replacement Assistance

My opinion, not that it's worth much, for a coupon and less than $100 you can get a 900 watt generator at Harbor Freight. That and a cheap battery charger hooked up for an hour or 2 during the daylight hours should carry you through the night. Of course that is dependent on the tolerated noise levels for a generator during the day where you are dry camping.
schlep1967 01/13/20 12:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: TV went out, easy fix.

It is possible the port went bad. More than likely what really happened was your input source selected was changed from HDMI-1 to HDMI-2. Or.....if your wife is anything like mine, she rearranged the furniture (monthly at my house) and unplugged the cord and plugged it back into the different HDMI port. In most cases it is easier for a tech to tell you to change the plug than it is to talk you through the process of changing the source input when the process is different on every brand of TV.
schlep1967 01/13/20 05:14am Technology Corner
RE: No Reception on TV

Keep looking. Check in cabinets and under shelves near every television or television mount. The other option is to post your unit make and model so someone else that has the same one can direct you to it.
schlep1967 01/11/20 08:05am Tech Issues
RE: Weight of truck and trailer

Yes the scale I had to weight the Truck with trailer hooked up Its really simple math guys Truck subtracts the steering axle Weight from drive .The scale is 60 ft Long. So ... are you seeing where you screwed up with your simple math?:) I thought what I did up top was simple math. You guys must be doing that new math....
schlep1967 01/09/20 12:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping World Virgina

If your requests had the same spelling errors that your post does, they are probably ignoring your emails thinking they are some sort of scam from a foreign country.
schlep1967 01/09/20 11:27am Camping World RV Sales
RE: It could have went bad!

Not an RV and not my error. I was working at one of the larger trucking companies in the Carlisle Pa area. Breaking down a set of doubles that came into the yard I noticed a problem. The pin of the second trailer was not in the fifth-wheel like it was supposed to be. It was sitting in an indentation in the top of the plate. The unit came from Dayton Ohio to Carlisle like that.
schlep1967 01/09/20 09:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Issue with phone

One inconvenient thing to try. Disconnect the battery in your truck and leave it that way overnight. When you hook it back up you will have to reset everything. You may even have to repair to your aftermarket Nav/phone unit. That may get you back to the original condition of working.
schlep1967 01/09/20 06:01am Technology Corner
RE: Weight of truck and trailer

He said his pin weight is 4000 lbs...... my bet is when he said his drive axle weighs 13400 lbs he meant the gross weight of his truck is 13,400 lbs. Drive axle is actually 8040 and pin weight is actually 4200 lbs. He gave his truck info in the first two lines. Including the truck GVWR. "Hi for your information. Truck 19 Ford F 350 drw 4x4 6.7 8ft bed, king ranch.3.55 rear gears.60 gal fuel tank in bed.just about every Options. GVWR. 14,000 lbs Weight steering axle 5160 lbs. Drive axle 4040 lbs."
schlep1967 01/09/20 05:52am Tow Vehicles
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