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Cummins12V98

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dedmiston wrote:

When two kids on the playground behave this way, it usually means they have a crush on each other.

I don't know what y'all's story is, but cut it out.


Maybe you should look at who is constantly hounding me on every thread I post. I have the same issue on the TDR with him.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

dedmiston wrote:

When two kids on the playground behave this way, it usually means they have a crush on each other.

I don't know what y'all's story is, but cut it out.


Maybe you should look at who is constantly hounding me on every thread I post. I have the same issue on the TDR with him.


Neither of you are innocent.

I agree that it's weird how he stalks you though. Don't take the bait.

Same message to both of you though: cut it out.


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Posted: 05/21/20 03:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FWIW, when I pulled my 16000# fifth wheel, the lynx levelers were OK, but (living in then booming Houston), I found it easier to swing by the scrap pile of the nearest multi-home development site and pickup a variety of 2 x 10's and 2 x 8's...always some available and I'd just cut them to about 16 - 18" lengths; would carry about 10 pieces.


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dedmiston wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

dedmiston wrote:

When two kids on the playground behave this way, it usually means they have a crush on each other.

I don't know what y'all's story is, but cut it out.


Maybe you should look at who is constantly hounding me on every thread I post. I have the same issue on the TDR with him.


Neither of you are innocent.

I agree that it's weird how he stalks you though. Don't take the bait.

Same message to both of you though: cut it out.


The innocent part , yes . Not true on the stalking , I chose not to ignore his nonsense , yes I’m the guilty one taking the bait .

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dedmiston wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

dedmiston wrote:

When two kids on the playground behave this way, it usually means they have a crush on each other.

I don't know what y'all's story is, but cut it out.


Maybe you should look at who is constantly hounding me on every thread I post. I have the same issue on the TDR with him.


Neither of you are innocent.

I agree that it's weird how he stalks you though. Don't take the bait.

Same message to both of you though: cut it out.


I disagree on the innocent part as I will not simply let lies or hounding go un rebutted. I will certainly give it a go!

Thanks!!!

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That's right. You're both just victims of circumstances. [emoticon]

Such a weird coincidence that you both have such similar member names and neither one of you can leave the other one alone. It still feels to me like a domestic quarrel that rolled out into the streets. I guess it's too late to hug it out though.

Take a break. Walk away from the keyboard. Go toss a tennis ball to the dog for a while. I know we're all cooped up, but there are still outlets to blow off some steam.

For the time being though, both of you are going to have all your future posts deleted until you can post like civil adults again.

Good luck. And apologies to everyone else for the drama.

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garmp wrote:

Well finally got them done. Since I'm still in lock down wasn't in any hurry. It was what I call a rummage project. I rummaged through my assortment of junk and found a little of this and a little of that.
Found some nice nylon cord, but it wasn't thick enough to suite me, so I braided 3 strands together for my pulls/handles. Cut the boards 10" along with scrap plywood, glued & screwed, as suggested. Drilled a 1/4' hole into a 9/16 hole. slide the twine into the 1/4" hole & up through the top. Tied a knot in the twine and pulled back into the larger hole. Did this on both sided then filled the holes with Gorilla glue.
This should do the trick.

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Very nice job, made some similar out of 2x4's ,and 2x6's. Making them 3" high. I used some black 1" wide nylon straps screwed to the side for handles. I made four a few years back , have held up well. Made four more now that I have a fifth wheel with level -up. I used treated lumber, then stained them with a water proofing.

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garmp wrote:

Well finally got them done. Since I'm still in lock down wasn't in any hurry. It was what I call a rummage project. I rummaged through my assortment of junk and found a little of this and a little of that.
Found some nice nylon cord, but it wasn't thick enough to suite me, so I braided 3 strands together for my pulls/handles. Cut the boards 10" along with scrap plywood, glued & screwed, as suggested. Drilled a 1/4' hole into a 9/16 hole. slide the twine into the 1/4" hole & up through the top. Tied a knot in the twine and pulled back into the larger hole. Did this on both sided then filled the holes with Gorilla glue.
This should do the trick.

[image]


I made a similar set of blocks with a 12 inch square 3/4 outdoor plywood and two pieces of 2x6 pressure treated wood. Mine are not as pretty but yours look very nice.

One thing I learned that caught me totally off guard. I was in a hurry and did not put the blocks in the 5th wheel basement but instead set them in the bed of my truck.

As I was going down the highway at about 55 mph I heard a noise and looked in my mirror to see one of the blocks fly out of the bed and go under my trailer.

The block ripped a hole in my trailer belly and a semi truck following me hit and destroyed the block.

I am sure the trucker was not happy and fortunately for me did no harm to the semi.

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SnapPads. Keep the leveling blocks in case you are at a really unlevel site, and the hydraulics want to pull tires off the ground. When that happens, we make sure there are blocks under them.

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RCMAN46 wrote:

garmp wrote:

Well finally got them done. Since I'm still in lock down wasn't in any hurry. It was what I call a rummage project. I rummaged through my assortment of junk and found a little of this and a little of that.
Found some nice nylon cord, but it wasn't thick enough to suite me, so I braided 3 strands together for my pulls/handles. Cut the boards 10" along with scrap plywood, glued & screwed, as suggested. Drilled a 1/4' hole into a 9/16 hole. slide the twine into the 1/4" hole & up through the top. Tied a knot in the twine and pulled back into the larger hole. Did this on both sided then filled the holes with Gorilla glue.
This should do the trick.

[image]


I made a similar set of blocks with a 12 inch square 3/4 outdoor plywood and two pieces of 2x6 pressure treated wood. Mine are not as pretty but yours look very nice.

One thing I learned that caught me totally off guard. I was in a hurry and did not put the blocks in the 5th wheel basement but instead set them in the bed of my truck.

As I was going down the highway at about 55 mph I heard a noise and looked in my mirror to see one of the blocks fly out of the bed and go under my trailer.

The block ripped a hole in my trailer belly and a semi truck following me hit and destroyed the block.

I am sure the trucker was not happy and fortunately for me did no harm to the semi.


Had something similar happen , small cooler behind the fifth wheel hitch , out it flew , never knew it, a car passed us pointing , thought it was low tire or something . Pulled over couldn’t see anything wrong continued on until we got camped for the night and no cooler . That was a lesson learned early on towing a fifth wheel.

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