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RE: Outer banks

Moved to Roads and Routes forum from 5th wheels.
BarneyS 07/14/20 01:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: Connect Sink Directly to Portable Wastewater Tank

Here is your picture. I think I would run a garden type hose from the sink to the washout port of the tank (small opening up near the handle with a cap). When ready to dump it, just unscrew the hose, put the cap on the port, take to dump station and hook a regular dump hose from the tank (large port) to the dump hole. Grey water can and often does smell just as bad or worse than the black tank. I would not run it on the ground unless camped alone in a large remote area. Your neighbors will not like you one bit if you run it on the ground. It is illegal, as far as I know, to do that in any state campground and most private ones. If you leave the caps on until ready to dump there should be no smell problem in the camper. Barney
BarneyS 07/14/20 01:43pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Coleman Airxcel control box with a twist

Here is your picture.:) Barney
BarneyS 07/12/20 08:32pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Best Weight Distribution Hitch

Snip... A WDH is a crutch for not enough truck. Snip... A 100% incorrect statement! A WD hitch is for restoring the weight lost from the front axle when you drop a trailer tongue on the ball. This happens no matter what the tow vehicle is. If your tow vehicle is very large or the trailer very small, you might not notice the difference but it is still there. Barney
BarneyS 07/12/20 07:50am Towing
RE: How do I know if my trailer coupler is adjusted correctly?

Sometimes, not using any grease will result in the ball turning and loosening up - even with it being properly torqued. This happened to me many years ago when we first started towing. The steel on steel friction was enough to turn the ball and it was bad enough to wallow out the hole the ball mounts into. There is a terrific amount of pressure on the ball and coupler when the WD bars are drawn up. Ever since that happened I have been a strong advocate of greasing the trailer ball every time you go for a tow. Doesn't have to be globbed on just a thin even coat. I always wipe it off in between trips and re-grease before the next one. Just takes a minute and you don't get grease all over you pant leg when walking around it. Biggest benefit is that the ball wear and coupler wear is almost nil, and has never loosened up again in almost 40 years of towing. Barney
BarneyS 07/11/20 05:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Electric Bikes???

You guys have caused me to spend some more money! :B. This happens all the time to me! :E I have been biking all my life except have found it a bit much to bike very far anymore. I just purchased a RadRover ST-1 which I hope will let me continue to bike for a few more years. It has a low step over height which I need now. Have not received it yet but am certainly looking forward to it. Not the most expensive but should get the job done for this 83 year old! :) Barney Photo from web search, not taken by me.
BarneyS 07/11/20 08:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Thoughts on slider awnings

We have had toppers on all our trailers from 1997 to the present and would not be without them. They help keep the top clean from debris as already mentioned and also keep rain and "other" dropping stuff off the top of the slide. To clean the slide top itself, about once per year I will use a ladder and run my wash brush over the top to get the dust or anything else off of it. I also use my wash brush with one end wrapped with a rag to apply any seal treatment when I feel the need (not often!);) Since everything rolls off the topper as you bring in the slide, we have never had to climb any type of ladder to clean it off. If necessary I sometimes stand in front of the slide with a broom and broom the roller as the awning rolls up. This removes any stubborn leaves etc. The reason the poster mentioned in jest to have the wife stand beside the awning is because as the awning rolls up, any water standing on top will pour off the side of the topper. Which side kind of depends on the tilt of the trailer front to back. If perfectly level, then it will pour off both sides. I doesn't pour off the front because of the slight rise as the awning rolls over the roller. Wife will get an unexpected shower if she stands on the side. Basically, in my opinion a slide should have a topper, and they are relatively maintenance free and trouble free while giving a lot of protection. Barney
BarneyS 07/07/20 08:30am Beginning RVing
RE: Outside shower conversion to faucet?

I cant figure out how to post pictures here yet, go to post 3 here. snip... Take a look at this thread. It is super easy.:) Barney
BarneyS 07/05/20 07:11am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 2020 GMC 2500 and Pullrite Superglide hitch for puck mount

Please do not double post. See any new posts to this question here.. Thread closed. Barney
BarneyS 07/01/20 06:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roadside Assistance Companies

Thought you might be interested in one of our "adventures" during our trip back home to Michigan from Florida several years ago. We left Tampa on Tuesday morning. All went well until I made a great BIG expensive blunder. Stopped at Flying J to fill up about 1/2 way through our day on Friday (Franklin, KY). There were three pumps at the RV island. Stupid me mistakenly thought all three were diesel pumps. Don't know why because I have stopped at Flying J RV island many times. Anyway, the ONE diesel pump had a broken hose on my side, so instead of picking up the GREEN hose on the other side of the island, I picked up the BLACK hose at the next pump. Filled up my tank (was about 2/3 empty) and went inside to get my receipt. On the way out, I looked at it and it said 26 gallons of REGULAR!!!!. I went and looked at the pump and, sure enough, I had filled up with gasoline instead of diesel! I called Good Sam and about 1/2 hour later a tow truck came and towed me 20 miles to Bowling Green, Kentucky to a place that pumped out my tank, changed filters and blew out all my lines. Flying J said I could drop the trailer in the parking lot so they only had to tow my truck. I started it up and drove quickly away from the pumps and to the parking area. GS put me on a large flat bed wrecker. They were going to send two wreckers to tow both truck and trailer but I preferred them not to since I have the Hensley hitch. $400 and 4 hours later we were on our way again. Got to our campground that night a bit late and a lot poorer! What a bonehead move! Learned a good lesson though. Always take a look at the pump two times before you pump that stuff! Thank goodness we are members of Good Sam Emergency Road Service. They really came through for us. One phone call and they arranged the tow and the repair facility. I didn't even have to sign anything for the towing job. Thought you might enjoy hearing about my stupid mistake. Sure hope it is the last one like that that I make! It could have been worse though. If I had taken off down the road, I could have destroyed my engine and been stuck for a while beside the road. I think my wife is going to rib me for a while about this one! Barney
BarneyS 07/01/20 01:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best place to buy Dometic Brisk Air 2 top unit

I would go with either E-Trailer or PPL. Have dealt with both of them and both were great transactions without any problems. Barney
BarneyS 07/01/20 01:18pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Bed slide "flange" problems

Jeff, You only put one picture in your post. When you use the app you have to put each picture in separately. Upload one, copy the URL and paste it into your post. Upload another, copy the URL and paste it into your post. Continue this until all picture URL's are in your post. I helps to put a blank line (RETURN) in between each picture. When all the URL's are in the post then hit "post" and they will all show up. I usually open the app in a 2nd window and just switch back and forth between the two. In your picture post above you only have one picture URL from the app in there. Barney
BarneyS 07/01/20 08:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: reese hitch question

This thread, stuck at the top of the Towing forum, should give you a lot of help in setting up your Reese Dual Cam system. It is an old thread but is still relevant and good today. It discusses not only the proper setting up of a WD hitch but some of the problems that people have, and the solutions, of the Dual Cam sway control system. I towed my trailer and the trailer before it with the Reese Dual-Cam system. I never had a single problem with a sway or control event in all those years. I changed to a Hensley hitch later on because I wanted to see if all the "hype" was true. It was! :C I continued to use the Hensley system for many years until I quit towing last year and retired our trailer to a beautiful permanent camping spot.:) If you take the time to set up the Dual Cam system correctly you will be rewarded with many years of safe, comfortable towing. It is somewhat fussy about things being exactly right on setup but, if you take time and care, it will reward you greatly for doing so. Barney
BarneyS 06/30/20 05:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dexter Easy Lube axles

I agree with the recommended procedure as described in this link. I had those types of bearings in my previous trailer and had no problems in many years of towing using the same procedure. The trailer in my signature has the "never lube" bearings, which are a cartridge type and they have never needed any service in over 15 years of travel. :) Barney
BarneyS 06/30/20 10:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best way to add a cable pass through/access in camper.

When we ran cables from the mast down into the cabin area of my sons' sailboat we used these Blue Sea Cable clams which worked great. They never leaked and were still on the boat when it was sold about 15 years later. If you need larger ones, they sell those also. Barney width=200
BarneyS 06/29/20 08:26am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: ISO Owners Manual

I agree that most manufactures manuals for the trailer are very generic and almost useless. What you really need are the manuals for the appliances that are in your rig. I think you can probably download the manuals for most of your rigs appliances from a website owned by member Chris Bryant who has his own RV repair shop,Bryant RV Services. Click here and be prepared with the model name or number of the various appliances you need manuals for. Hope this helps you out a bit.:) Barney
BarneyS 06/27/20 09:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Help finding this DC Outlet

You might give Bontragers RV Supply a try. They have about the largest supply of surplus RV stuff I have ever seen. You can wander their various warehouse barns all day and still not see everything. They are located southern Michigan not far from Elkhart, IN. where most RVs are made. Barney
BarneyS 06/27/20 09:02am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Mission Load Max Radial crowned like a bias ply.

Snip... Finally got pictures but it looks like I need an external photo hosting site. Don't belong to one. Don't want to belong to one. So you're just going to have to use your imagination. Snip... No external hosting site needed! :) If you will follow these directions exactly, it is very easy to post pictures on our forums. One of our moderators, 1492, developed this photo posting app to post your pictures. It works for other internet sites also. There is no need to have a separate hosting site for your pictures in order to use it. It is very simple to use. 1. Upload your picture from your computer to the app. 2. Copy the resulting URL. 3. Paste that URL into your post without ANY changes. No additions or deletions. Your picture will then appear in your post and be properly sized for use on our forums.:) Barney
BarneyS 06/27/20 08:51am Towing
RE: Backing that trailer into a tight campsite..

That video is ok but it is only half of the maneuver. Here is how to turn the "scoop" into the "S" maneuver. EXample: Site is on the left (drivers side). Always try to start with the site on the left. 1. Approach site from right side of road and swing to the left so you are lined up at the beginning of the site on the left side of the road (this is the first part of the S) 2. Slowly drive across the road to the right side (this is the 2nd stage of the S) 3. Turn left and drive across the road to the left side and stop. This should leave you with the truck pointed towards the left side of the road, the trailer pointed toward the right side of the road and angled across the road with the rear of the trailer positioned to enter the site. (this is the 3rd and last stage of the S maneuver). 4. Now, you should be able to start backing up and follow your trailer right into your spot. After a little practice, you will be able to judge very accurately exactly where to start the S maneuver and where to stop. If your trailer has a long overhang in the rear, be careful of the tail swing when you start the S maneuver if there is a tree or other object nearby on either side. If it makes a bit easier to visualize, think of this maneuver as a backwards "S". I used this for years and could usually position the trailer in the first try. Hope this helps! :) Barney
BarneyS 06/26/20 09:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone pulling over 12K with new Ford 7.3 Gasser?

Interesting. Diesel are not know for good engine braking ! That's why they all come with excellent exhaust brakes or other now. My 2016 RAM CTD shown in my signature was a delight to run in the mountains - both up and down. My old 2002 Ford Power Stroke 7.3 not so much, but it ran like a top for well over 300,000 mile when I finally traded it. Barney
BarneyS 06/25/20 06:48pm Fifth-Wheels
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