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RE: Who says I need to take up space for a Gooseneck Hitch!

We could start a pool on where the first failure will occur. "Trying to calc the stresses..."! In addition to the static forces while just parked, think about what happens while bouncing up and down at highway speed. The forces are greatly increased with every bump.
RoyF 11/13/19 07:52am Towing
RE: Is 70 the age to stop towing

Turned 80 in June. Last fall, DW and I pulled the fifth-wheel from Arkansas up to Goose Bay, Labrador, and down the Labrador highway to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. I felt good the entire way. I walk two or three miles daily and am fit for my age. I know that I'm not as strong as I was a few years ago, and a look in the mirror shows why, but I did manage to change a trailer tire last summer after a blowout.
RoyF 11/09/19 02:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

Terryallan, Reisender, I, and every truck owner on this forum all use our trucks. Of course we do: we are RVers. I am saying that there is a big market out there for pickups that are used for hauling only now and then, and electric trucks can work for that market. For myself, I like my diesel F350 with the 98-gallon auxillary tank.
RoyF 11/08/19 10:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

How many pickup owners actually haul anything? Looking at all the pickups in my area, it is not many.
RoyF 11/08/19 07:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Dog Attack

How to protect yourself from dog attacks: so far, we have heard gun, whips, cattle prods. After I was attached by a pit bull, I put the question to my local animal control department. Their suggestions: (1) A citronella-based spray is what their agents use. (2) A long stick. They said that few dogs will go past the end of a stick that is pointed at them. Luckily, I got off with only only a couple of deep puncture wounds. The dog snapped at my thigh but did not hang on in the usual pit-bull manner. By shouting, I kept the dog away until the owner could run up with the "He's never done that before," story.
RoyF 11/03/19 07:57am Beginning RVing
RE: Hyundai's new hydrogen truck

The first thing that I noticed was that there are no side mirrors. Would it use cameras? In the picture of the driver's seat, I don't see any screens for camera display.
RoyF 11/01/19 08:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Netflix forces newer TVs

MickeyFan0805 wrote" RCA cables are analog transmitters, I'm actually surprised you could use them with current streaming services at all." Answer: the Insignia HDMI to RCA does the conversion to analog. (see previous posts) Why am I still using analog? The 55-inch rear projection TV has a picture that is good enough for me, so I see no reason to replace it as long as it is still working. I have a 38-inch flat screen in the next room, but I still like the 55-inch rear projection monster.
RoyF 10/29/19 07:26pm Technology Corner
RE: Netflix forces newer TVs

Thanks cavie! It was Best Buy. I still like going to a real store and talking to real people when it comes to this tech stuff.
RoyF 10/29/19 07:54am Technology Corner
RE: Netflix forces newer TVs

Both Netflix and Amazon Prime have stopped supporting certain devices -- in our case it was a BlueRay DVD player with WiFi. (My TV is a big rear projection unit with no WiFi.) I went to Blockbuster and came home with a Roku plus another gadget (don't rememer what it is called) that plugs into the Roku and has actual wires going to the TV. Everything works fine now. ps: Oh, the "other gadget" is an Insignia HDMI to RCA Converter.
RoyF 10/29/19 07:18am Technology Corner
RE: Water pump issue

Another thing to check is the short hose line (if you have one) to be used for sucking anti-freeze into the system. If the cap on that line is loose then air can be sucked in.
RoyF 10/16/19 06:58am Tech Issues
RE: Leveling Jack Pads

My 12-inch long 4x4s have a big enough footprint and have lasted for 10+ years.
RoyF 10/04/19 07:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Hot Springs, AR to Tucson, AZ

They all work but some have nicer scenery. West of Dallas, I like Hwy 180 through Carlsbad to El Paso, with the wonderful view of Guadalupe Peak. The road is about as fast as the interstate with much less traffic. After El Paso, you will be on I-10.
RoyF 09/09/19 08:09am Roads and Routes
RE: Landing gear question

You definitely can damage the gears by overextending. I had to replace the gears on one leg because of it.
RoyF 09/03/19 12:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: broken springs

Agree with replacing all four. My original springs were rated 3,000 lbs; weignt on each wheel about 2,500 lbs. After breaking one spring, I replaced all with 4,000 lb springs. That was nine years ago and there have been no spring problem since the replacement.
RoyF 08/27/19 01:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ozone to clean fresh water tanks

Ordinary distilled white vinegar also will work.
RoyF 08/22/19 12:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Trans Labrador Highway

We drove from Quebec to Goose Bay to Blanc Sablon to Newfoundland to Nova Scotia last August. I can't remember exactly how much of Hwy 389 in Quebec was unpaved -- I think about 400 miles. It was not too bad if taken slowly. Actually, we needed to go slowly on the paved protion of 389, also! But we enjoyed the experience. From the Labrador border to Goose Bay, the road was good pavement. From Goose Bay to Red Bay (Labrador highway) was another story. I rate that road as horrible. Even taken slowly, I had some damage to both Fifth-wheel and truck from pounding. I would not want to repeat that trip. If I were to do it again, I would return from Goose Bay the way I went up (Quebec 389) and enter Newfoundland via the Nova Scotia ferry. That's a must longer trip to be sure, but the pounding from the Goose Bay-to-Red Bay road was just too hard on the equipment. I spend more than a week in St. John's getting the truck repaired, so the few extra days spent taking a longer road would not have been wasted, had we gone that way.
RoyF 08/09/19 08:02pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tow/Haul off or on(ram)

Tow/haul mode keeps the clutch engaged during highway travel. In "normal" mode, the clutch is released whenever you take your foot off the gas (the vehicle "freewheels"). Could this releasing and re-engaging make any difference on wear-and-tear of the clutch when you are pulling a heavy load? I really don't know.
RoyF 08/05/19 07:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: annoying bird problem

Bird netting sounds like a good idea. You can get a roll, enough to last several years, in the garden department of Home Depot, Walmart, etc.
RoyF 08/05/19 07:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New GPS needed

I switched from TomTom to a Garmin Drive Smart. I like its 7-inch screen that allows a lot of information (street names, for example) that is easy to read. It gives an advance alert before a reduced speed limit or a school zone. It displays a "camera view" as you enter a freeway or interstate exit or onramp, showing which lane you should be in.
RoyF 08/03/19 08:30am Tech Issues
RE: Have I been doing it wrong all these years?

The tow mode does not have much effect when towing on flat roads at crusing speeds. It makes the engine rev more when starting from a stop (which uses a bit more fuel), and it causes the transmission to downshift when you apply the brakes on a downhill grade. But you knew that, of course. I wonder, were you were towing with a tailwind? I have noticed a huge difference between towing into a wind and towing with the wind behind. I would not be suprised at the 3 mph difference if there was a good tailwind.
RoyF 08/02/19 07:39pm Towing
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