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RE: Urine odor eliminator

I think I might fit in the "jerk" column.
JRscooby 10/16/19 01:45pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Almost lost a mud flap...

FYI. Mud flaps are not to keep your toad clean. Mud flaps are there for the protection of other vehicles following you. Your rear tires, like those on trucks, pick up rocks and debris from the road and hurl them skyward looking for the windshield of some poor unsuspecting fool using the highway with you. The mud flap normally will direct that downward back toward the pavement.....Dennis ...With several feet of overhang behind the rear axles, and a towed vehicle behind that....I'm having a hard time understanding how debris/rocks thrown upward by the rear tires could hit anything but the underside of the Motorhome or your own towed vehicle. Sooo, not quite following you on how mud flaps would be for protection of vehicles other than your own. If we were talking about a dually pickup or other vehicle with very little rear overhang and not towing anything, I'd agree. That's not really the case, though. Be that as it may, I definitely will be fixing the mud flap before the Motorhome rolls again. We don't have any trips planned for a while, anyway. Will For years, the reason I did so much work to make it easy to put flaps back on is backing up on soft ground it is easy to back over them, tear them off. Then if a LEO saw me on the way home, I would pay a fine, and my truck impounded until the flap was in place. Of course, no RVer is subject to the safety laws CMVs are.
JRscooby 10/16/19 01:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Modern Food?

If you're eating at a place where simply amending a sandwich order will upset the waiter, then that's part of your problem. Go some place where you can get what you want, how you want it. Have you ever been advised not to irritate a old man because he may be mad to be old, and might push him over the edge? By the same idea, the guy stacking the sandwich might not be happy with his job. To me, a sandwich is a meal you can wash hands, eat with no tools, and only have bread touch your hands. Brush of hands, go back to work. Nowadays, anyplace they serve mostly sandwiches, napkins fill the trash cans, and the outside of the wash-room door is not something I want to touch.
JRscooby 10/16/19 07:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric cooler vs rv fridge

Electric cooler will only maintain a temperature 40* below the ambient temperature outside the cooler. 80* outside, 40* inside 100* outside, 60* inside Not a good choice IMO. You are describing the "thremo-electric" things. But I have seen compressor operated coolers, and they do a good job. I talked to one guy that had one, and a good ice box cooler. Had 3 jugs of salt water, kept 1 and frozen food in the power cooler, and rotated every day into the cooler for 2 days. Said he did not buy ice, had more freezer space, and no wet food.
JRscooby 10/16/19 06:29am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Modern Food?

I seem to remember a rule of thumb that you should eat where the truckers eat so even if it isn't any good, the scenery makes up for it. LOL, that was true long ago. When drivers ran the same road every few days they new where the best places to eat. By the mid '70s, a large parking lot was more important because sleeper operations, where the driver might not stop at same place twice where more common. But at that time, selling fuel was the goal, so truckstop chains tried to serve good food so drivers would fuel while eating. (Most pull to pump, go in restaurant. They would fuel the truck, and move it out of the way) By about 2000, most truckstops had changed to "Travel Centers", the profit is the high prices charged for the cheap stuff sold in the store. Instead of restaurant, lease space to McD or Subway. Eat hole in the wall local. We scout for cleanliness and then roll the dice if they can pass that test. LOL. The term "Hole in the Wall" dates back to the time when the undesirable class was not allowed in the restaurant, but could go around to the side and buy food thru the window. Now look at how much "food" is served thru a drive up window. One thing I can not understand is why they can not serve a sandwich without so much of some kind of sauce that you have sauce running down your arm? No matter how good the sauce I will not lick my elbow. EZ solution for that. tell the order taker to hold the sauce or put the sauce on the side. But why should I risk confusing, or worse PO the underpaid guy stacking the sandwich together? Do you understand that sauce on the meat may add flavor, but if it runs off it is just hiding how dry the meat is?
JRscooby 10/16/19 06:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Modern Food?

One thing I can not understand is why they can not serve a sandwich without so much of some kind of sauce that you have sauce running down your arm? No matter how good the sauce I will not lick my elbow.
JRscooby 10/15/19 01:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Almost lost a mud flap...

Warning! Drilling is not hard, but it will heat a bit to the point it can not be sharpened. I ground a dull point on a piece of half inch all-thread about a foot long, put a piece of PCV pipe between nuts on the other end. Lay the flap on 2Xs with a gap where you want the hole. Heat the point, and shove it thru the flap, nice round hole for the 3/8 bolt.
JRscooby 10/15/19 01:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Almost lost a mud flap...

Not rocket surgery. On my trucks, I would punch 4 new holes across the bottom, and 4 a couple inches below the original, so I could just shorten them. Any truck stop should have replacements, with just a little cutting. BTW, most likely you backed up a curb or steep slope, and onto the flap.
JRscooby 10/15/19 12:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Allowing non-housebroken dog to move in

Diapers. That's just bypassing one problem and creating another problem. I agree, the best thing is to take the time to house train the dog. No,, it won't be easy but it can be done. With a old dog a diaper while in the house, only removed when outside will keep house clean and train the dog.
JRscooby 10/15/19 08:49am RV Pet Stop
RE: Strange Tales From The Road

I toured the second largest stone building in the world last month. It was the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, they closed it too soon.They closed most of the looney bins across the country and released the patients on to the streets. Law enforcement has to deal with them IF they commit a crime. If they do not commit a crime, the city council will outlaw whatever they are doing.
JRscooby 10/15/19 08:19am Around the Campfire
RE: 2019 F-150

A quick search would indicate that the 3,000 lbs. you quote is empty. GVWR for the trailer is 5,835. Use 10% of the GVWR of the trailer to estimate tongue weight and add 75 - 100 lbs. for a good WD hitch. Now... what does the payload sticker on your truck say? Remember that gas, occupants and "stuff" all count against the truck's payload. The EcoBoost is a good motor. With 1/2-ton trucks it's all about payload. Rob A 600 lb TW needs a WDH on a half ton? Wow. So now everybody thinks 290 horsepower can't pull 3,500 pounds???? That's more horsepower than the original Triton V10 made! Sure, the turbo motors are far superior, but I don't think that part of the question. OP - You'll be fine. It'll be spinning fast at times and you won't be able to tow in 6th gear, but it'll get the job done easily. Good thing our tax money keeps the price of gas down, some need a N14 to pull a popup
JRscooby 10/15/19 08:12am Towing
RE: Allowing non-housebroken dog to move in

JRscooby 10/15/19 06:25am RV Pet Stop
RE: Strange Tales From The Road

Tales are not as much fun in a world where facts don't matter.
JRscooby 10/15/19 05:36am Around the Campfire
RE: 2 Battery banks built from 6 volts

My thoughts. A big bank in truck, charged thru a truck alternator. Long, heavy cables to the trailer. A smaller battery on trailer, that could be plugged in when the one in truck is unplugged. We use the pickup often for sightseeing, so the batteries in truck would be re-charged often. While sightseeing, nobody in camper, so low demand for power, take long time to discharge...
JRscooby 10/15/19 05:29am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Stranded/broke down

And the diagnosis is.... No fuel pressure, power and ground to fuel pump good. Diagnosis bad fuel pump. Murphys Law dictated that...because your tank is plum full of fuel! Oh well, i't about a horse a piece whether you take the bed off or drop the tank. Removing the bed just requires more hands. Glad you got er diagnosed and relatively cheap/simple repair. Talk of Murphy's Law. Fuel pump went out on DW's S10 with about 70,000 miles on it. I dropped the tank to replace, and while I had it down I measure from center of pump to mount marks, transferred measurements to bottom of bed, and drilled a 1/8th inch hole. Next time that pump fails I will put a door in the floor. We sold that truck with just under 200,000 miles, and I never had to change the pump again.
JRscooby 10/14/19 05:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Stranded/broke down

My guess is fuel pump also. Breakdowns are no fun. Brian That's pretty funny. This isn't 1950. "Bad gas" is a thing of urban legend anymore. I have yet to find ANYONE that has actually gotten "bad gas" when buying it at any commercial retailer. They always know somebody that says they got bad gas or heard of somebody that got bad gas like their sisters boyfriends dads uncle in Alabama. :R Most people do not understand the enforcement of EPA regulations, where gas leaking from a tank can and will lead to massive fines has as a side benefit reduced the contamination of gas from stuff leaking in. For the first 5-6 years I had my last pickup I treated it like I had others for years, when low on gas, fill it up. Then one trip I hooked to the camper with 3/4 tank of gas that had been in the tank for about 3 months. Truck ran, but spent a lot of time in lower gears. Stopped when 1/2, filled, ran better. Filled again at half, more improvement. Now, unless I'm going out of town, when it gets to 1/4, I put in 5 gallons. If we don't go camping that will last a month. That way, when ready to hook up I can take on at least 15 gallons of fresh gas, and she does better.
JRscooby 10/14/19 04:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Old School RVing

Actually the Dodge power wagon had the first 4 wheel drive PU in 1946 civilian version , " from 15 trucks that changed America ". International did have the first crew cab PU in 1957 with 3 doors, upgraded to 4 doors in 1961. Chevrolet had the first doolie in 1973. Dodge had the first Diesel PU in 1989. Chevrolet had the first independent front suspension PU in 1960. Brother's shop sometimes works on a restored '46 GMC or Chevy dual wheeled pickup. IIRC, '73 was the first year GM sold the 4 door cab. Still had a 8 foot bed, looked long enough to get stuck in both ditches at the same time. I think that all the time IH was making light trucks, other than the Carryall, most of their sales was to fleets. Buying 1, the others where cheaper, but buying more the cheaper they got. 3 farmers that I worked for on occasion got together and ordered a fleet of HD pickups. Over time I moved all of those trucks. All 4 speeds, but no 2 had reverse in the same place. My IH was the first time I found I needed the VIN to order the right part.
JRscooby 10/14/19 06:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Deceptive traffic citations

My opinion is that it totally unacceptable to have these sorts of "problems". That would include the investigations, convictions, illegal quotas, and legal actions for excessive force. And as I said, sadly, it seems the JSO is one of the better police groups. Sadly. Yes, "weeding out" seems to be a major issue since it violates the brotherhood code of covering up. None of this should be even up for discussion. People walking around with authority and guns need to be held accountable for proper behavior. IMHO, just because there is a investigation is not a problem. Depends on what the investigation finds. Without investigation, how can we know there is no problems? If problems are found, they need to be advertised so we know the are solved. ^^^^And your idol is Colon Kapernick I guess...? I would not say "idol", but I respect the man for standing for a issue that needs addressed. A very small percentage of Americans will even stand for their religion. But I don't think the problem is just one race, even tho harm comes to minorities much more often than their percentage of the population. The Police have gotten a bad rap since the inception of mobile streaming devices... ALL eyes on them, makes making an important decision that much harder. I have never seen a camera that would take a picture of something that was not there. And while the decision to do harm, say shoot or choke somebody might be made under stress, but then to have pictures of several standing around, and doing nothing to try to save a life? This kind of inaction does a lot to convince me that the "few bad apples" might not be true. We think people are innocent until proven guilty. And this might be true once the case gets to court. But, on the street, the cop knows he is the law, and the only innocent is the other officer.
JRscooby 10/14/19 05:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

Well I think of the normal stove as a "open flame". But I stand under the issue with hot coals.
JRscooby 10/13/19 09:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Deceptive traffic citations

All you nay sayers should walk the walk before you come on here and bash ALL; LEO’s based on another posters bad experience with a traffic case. The job was hours of boredom or report writing followed by seconds of terror. If you have a bad experience with a LEO, document with your local and state authorities. When you were running out, many of us rushed in. Next time you need help, come on one of these boards or your favorite social media forum and see how many of these jerks rush to help. 29 years Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. I don't "bash ALL; LEO’s based on another posters bad experience with a traffic case." I am very skeptical of all LEOs based on My experiences with more than a few encounters with "cops" that are too afraid to do their job. I'm facing 3 late teen boys holding tire irons, talking to 911 for a couple of minutes. The boys take off running when the 2 cars come in sight, and both stop when they get to me, don't drive the 100 yards, try to catch them. One pig is worried about my pickup parked half-way backed into my drive, where I stopped when I saw the boys jump off my pouch. Next day, talk to a neighbor, one of the cars had been parked for 5 min waiting for the 2nd. When I asked the chief about that, "WE can't have officers going in without backup?" I thought the guy with gun and body armor could of pulled down the street and been my backup... Well said.. Thank you Retired JSO for your sacrifices. It's easy for people to ***** and moan about things from the comfort of their tidy little homes, and not have to put their selves in harms way day in and day out. Mike In harms way? This is IMHO, one of the major problems. Police have convinced themselves and everybody else that their job is super dangerous. But they don't want people to look at the statistics. Say mom is a nurse, dad is a beat cop. Working the same hours, which is more likely to get hurt on the job? And if the cop does get hurt, most likely it is because he crashed his car, not because the world was out to get him. I agree. I have run into "problem" cops, but they are the minority of all the good ones I have dealt with. I don't envy them their job and I am grateful they choose to take it on. If the "problem cops" are such a small minority, how come when a cop causes a problem all the others in the area cover for him?
JRscooby 10/13/19 07:57am General RVing Issues
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