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RE: Is 70 the age to stop towing

When my son hides my truck keys.... I'll ride my garden tractor to the store. My thoughts exactly, I'll be 80 my next birthday. Still pulling my 5th wheel.
DustyR 10/20/19 06:45am General RVing Issues
RE: 2016 Highland Ridge LF319RLS

I requested a fantastic fan in the bedroom as I did on the Denali. Hopefully this will help regulate the temp. Thanks for the advice.
DustyR 09/13/19 12:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2016 Highland Ridge LF319RLS

The island on this one is moveable/on casters and can be moved at will as a work station. It is stored between the kitchen table and the recliner for transport. This model has two doorways into the bed room and the minimum space is a deterrent but not a deal braker. Thank you for your eval.
DustyR 09/13/19 05:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any of you guys winterizing with air only?

RV Antifreeze for me. It's on sale here for $2.50 a gallon right now. I know my pipes and fixtures will not break over winter and I also know it is designed not to make me sick next year. For the air compressor guys and gals, do yourself a favor and buy a 3 foot or longer piece of clear rubber tubing. Put it on the end of your airline and blow air through it for a few minutes. Now look at the inside of that tube. If you have an expensive compressor with filters on it you may still have a clear tube. For those like me that have the $100 harbor freight specials with no filters, you will likely see oil and or rusty water left behind. Not what I want to introduce to my water lines. That is why I use the pink stuff, my old compressor has always had dirty water in the air discharge.
DustyR 09/13/19 04:55am Fifth-Wheels
2016 Highland Ridge LF319RLS

Looking to buy. The price is right and unit looks to be in new condition before PDI. Are there any thoughts about this unit, any quirks or should I run away?
DustyR 09/13/19 04:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is this forum dead?

I worked as a workamper for four years. Very enjoyable for me, you just need to know what is expected of you going in.
DustyR 08/25/19 08:11am Workamping Forum
RE: Just checking.....

I am neither here or there, just in limbo over decision to spend next spring in South Texas.
DustyR 08/23/19 06:44am RV Lifestyle
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I experienced the same thing on my brothers back up generator. He had spent hours and no start. His problem turned out to be a defective oil level sensor.
DustyR 08/11/19 03:51am RV Pet Stop
RE: Break Out Another Thousand....

I have a 2008 Duramax that I purchased with 91,000 miles on it. I usually use a rule of thumb budgetings apx amount of 3 vehicle payments per year as a maintenance/repair budget. 50,000 Mile major maintenace usually sets me back $600 plus. I had a electrical quirk show up last year that set me back apx $2000. Vehicle rental was also included in that amount. We all know diesel vehicles are more expense to maintain, but when coupled with the longevity the per mile cost is offset. I spoke yesterday with a friend that went from diesel back to gasoline. I asked him how it was handling his fifth wheel, his response "fine until I hit the mountains and I'm not used to running with my four way flashers on at 35 mph while the engine turns 5000 rpm pulling this load up the mountain". He said he was returning to a diesel. I guess his experience was the same as mine as I went to diesel for the added torque and fuel economy towing. My Duramax is also my daily driver.
DustyR 08/07/19 05:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wheel Bearing Repacking question

My inexpensive Carlisle Radial Trail HD tires are rated to 81mph, although I dont typically go faster than 70-72 with the travel trailer. I bought a set of the Carlisle Radial Trail HD tire for my boat trailer for the higher tow speed. I'm on my second year, time will tell I usually get three years before noticing any degradation.
DustyR 08/07/19 05:32am Tech Issues
RE: RV lifestyle...

I camp solo and when I'm on the road, need battery power for my CPAP. I can alway start the generator and thats not too much fuss. I nearly always do any shopping before I get to the site. Walmart etc will work on the off nights. I would say when traveling I'm a minalast, hook up the shore power and thats about it. I enjoy taking my travel companion Merlin (Keeshond) on a leash and walking and chatting and observing the many sights. Morning walks I always have a coffee cup, good conversation starters. I guess what ever floats your boat or the Pink Flamingos.
DustyR 08/05/19 06:45am RV Lifestyle
RE: Weight distribution systems, which one is best?

When I got into the TT towing many years ago the Reese Dual Cam-Loc was recommended to me. I have used this system on all of my tow vehicles with great success. The initial dial in takes a little time and after that things are good. For the most part towing with the set up in my sig is worry and trouble free.
DustyR 07/21/19 05:09am Towing
RE: Shock question. Please point me in the right direction

I have a 2008 Duramax and I thought my shocks were still serviceable until a section of bad interstate had it doing the porpoise dance. I replaced with a known brand that were decent for a short period of time, then back to the bouncing act. I finally went with a set of 'Bilstein 4600's' a year ago and my vehicle is now bounce free.
DustyR 07/19/19 08:07am Travel Trailers
RE: 4WD or 2WD

I have towed with both, I don't see a lot of difference road wise. Both 4x2's I've towed with were fine on a hard surface and certain to hang up on grass or mud.
DustyR 07/13/19 07:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: using a 2012 ridgeline for towing

I towed a Bullet with a 2008 Ridgeline with out problem. My gross weight was near the max for the Honda and I used a WDH. The combo towed and felt the same as towing with any of the large sedans.
DustyR 06/29/19 07:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Charging battery with Honda 2000

If you are using the 12v charging output of the generator stop. It's weak and unregulated. Plug your AC charger into the generator. When it's charging hard it will pull the gen off of eco mode. When the batteries are nearing full it may go to idle. Letting it run wide open all the time won't help anything. This the method I use.
DustyR 06/25/19 07:40am Tech Issues
RE: tested the blue camco filter with a TDS meter

I use a filter and housing from one of the box stores in the area I'm staying at. This system uses the same filter used in a home system, change it out as directed and the water quality is good. I use a pitcher system for drinking water. I use one of the Camco filters to fill my water tank when traveling.
DustyR 06/02/19 04:17am Tech Issues
RE: Selecting new TT Tires

I replaced my TT tires with Goodyear Endurance.
DustyR 05/15/19 06:58am Towing
RE: Still getting "Check trailer wiring" message 2014 Silverado

I would make splices with crimp butt connectors filled with electrical grease and covered with heat shrink. X-2 The quote above or soldered and use heat shrink tubing to seal. The scotch guard connectors often fail due to being unsealed. Galvanic corrosion is usually the cause. I usually spray the TT & TV vehicle power plug/receptacle with WD-40 at the beginning of the season. Occasionally you may need to compress the contacts on the TT plug as they will spread and loose the ability to make a good tight electrical connection.
DustyR 04/02/19 06:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Time to Buy New Tires

Anybody care to answer/opine on these questions? Just buy a set of Goodyear Endurance tires which in your size will be LR D and be done with it. ;) X-2 I went with Goodyear Endurance. I had considered Carlisle or Hercules. The Endurance is pricey, but have a good record.
DustyR 03/22/19 05:56am Travel Trailers
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