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RE: Tire Failure

Tire fights. Yawn.
dedmiston 09/17/21 09:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Black Eye

Well, Bluedog, you have no insight into the person driving the RV. It could be someone who is new to driving an RV. Maybe it is the first time they were driving the RV in an area that has grades, and passing lanes, and the need to control speed. Maybe it was their first time on that road, with uncertainty of the lanes. Being new behind the wheel of an RV or inexperienced in mountain roads is no excuse. Causing a backup and creating road rage is dangerous for everyone. That's why we're supposed to do our homework and size up our route before we turn off onto a road that might be too difficult for our experience of unsafe for our rigs. If you're uncomfortable with the terrain, can't keep up, or don't trust the turn-outs, then it would be safer to stick to the interstates until your experience catches up with the roads.
dedmiston 09/17/21 03:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: cleaning 7-pin receiver connector on truck

I have no dog in this hunt, but I've definitely learned over the years to beware of anyone telling you how wrong you are. That level of hubris doesn't typically pan out.
dedmiston 09/17/21 02:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: cleaning 7-pin receiver connector on truck

And maybe it works. I doubt it, but it's water soluble, so it should be harmless.
dedmiston 09/16/21 12:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: cleaning 7-pin receiver connector on truck I'll wager that a fair number of you remember this the next time you spray anything on your plug. It's a 10+ year old gag that still makes me chuckle. Apologies to any sensitive feathers that were ruffled.
dedmiston 09/16/21 12:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wyoming Vacation June-July 2022

Have you been to WY that time of year before? I could be wrong, but it seems like June is when the mosquitos go nuts. We were visiting Laramie one year (pretty sure it was June) and we literally had to run from our rental car to the grocery store to get some bug spray. Pretty insane. Our kids went to college up there, and I'm convinced that Wyoming is trying to kill us.
dedmiston 09/15/21 03:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: cleaning 7-pin receiver connector on truck

Found this in an old old thread. I'm out of WD-40, so I tried some of this stuff on both ends. It worked like a champ. Thanks for the suggestion!
dedmiston 09/15/21 02:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Work-anywhere towing assistance?

LIABILITY Nobody appreciates "brief and to the point" more than I do, but what does this mean?
dedmiston 09/14/21 02:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: “Pathetic quality”: RV dealers are fed up...

Reopening. Please play nice with each other.
dedmiston 09/13/21 05:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: 35 ft 5th wheel toy hauler

Fulltiming with the RZR might be tough. We've camped for months at a time in our fiver with a dedicated garage, but that was without our Can Am. Ours is a big one though. If you still have a home base and can choose to take or leave the RZR, then you should be OK, especially if you stay in one place long enough to unload the RZR and leave it outside. As far as which units, that's tough to say. Everyone is different and sometimes you luck into a model that you fall in love with. We found ours at a show and hadn't ever heard of the brand. The dealer was tired of dragging it around and it was overpriced for what it was. The logistics guy who never wanted to see it again told us the price that he knew they'd part with it for, so we picked our jaws off the ground and bought it right then. These were different times though, when dealers and shows actually had inventory. I'd start looking at floor plans online and see what calls out to you. Good luck and have fun with it.
dedmiston 09/13/21 02:19pm Toy Haulers
RE: “Pathetic quality”: RV dealers are fed up...

This thread went right where I thought it would.
dedmiston 09/13/21 02:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: electric fireplace

Haven't had to do it in our RV, but we had to replace the glass doors on our residential fireplace not too long after we moved in. We've been here 26 years now and the replacements worked fine. We just went to a local glass shop and told them it was for a fireplace. I forget what kind of magic they used when they sourced it, but they said this glass would do the trick. It has, so far.
dedmiston 09/13/21 01:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Latest safety recall information

What does this have to do with RV's ?? You beat me to it. Moving from General RVing to someplace else...
dedmiston 09/13/21 01:51pm Dinghy Towing
RE: How to carry blackstone griddle

we travel with a portable smoker too. :) What did we used to do before these came out? I can't imagine not having one. We've had quite an evolution of smokers in our family: * Electric kettle smoker: Fun, but useless. * Medium sized Traeger. Loved it, but carelessly burned it to a crisp on my birthday a few years ago when my wife distracted me with a surprise party. My fault, but she gets the assist. * Green Mountain Grill's Davy Crockett: The day after my ill-fated birthday conflagration, I took the Barbecues Galore gift card my mom gave me and tried to shop for a bigger/better replacement Traeger. They don't sell Traegers, but they had this cute little GMG travel smoker. I bought it and instantly fell in love with it. Dragged it around with us to 19 states within a few months and decided that I was a convert to the brand. * Resurrected Traeger: I got the parts to fix it, because the little Davy Crockett wasn't big enough. * GMG Jim Bowie: The following birthday, my wife told me to make a big wish and ask for anything I wanted. I told her I've been drooling over the behemoth Jim Bowie, so she surprised me and got it. Best gift ever. I've never stopped thanking her. The Davy Crocket lives permanently in our RV and only comes home if we're having a huge cook. The resurrected Traeger is the backup unit at home. Being able to smoke two different foods at two different temps on two smokers is pretty much why the terrorists hate us so much. Sorry for the hijack. This thread made me hungry.
dedmiston 09/13/21 01:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Use of FLEX-SEAL (revisited)

But I have to ask, if repairing something that you intend to be permanent, and it's not a quick side of the road type use what ya got type repair, why not use a product that is proven to be the right material for the application, rather than some "as seen on TV" type product? Even after his death, it's hard to resist the allure of Billy Mays and that ink black beard of his.
dedmiston 09/08/21 04:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5er accidents

Moved from General RVing
dedmiston 09/07/21 06:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: "Use Both Lanes Until Merge Point"

It's time. width=400
dedmiston 09/06/21 03:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: "Use Both Lanes Until Merge Point"

Nope, you don't get it. The lane is open all the the way until it is not. 100% Correct. And to add: driving a million miles does not mean you know any better. If you do something wrong a million times it is still wrong. I was thinking the same thing. It's a whole lot of practice at doing it wrong.
dedmiston 09/06/21 07:53am General RVing Issues
RE: "Use Both Lanes Until Merge Point"

I am not disputing on what you are saying but will any of us live long enough to see anyone learn to zipper? Now can you explain how the @#$%^ traffic circles are suppose to be so great?I love traffic circles!! But I got used to them in Europe and Great Britain. No stopping, just yield. And they are super for motorcycles, as long as there's no diesel spilled on them. :) My wife was our navigator when we were in the UK, but she didn't always know where to direct me before I got to the roundabouts, so I'd just enter the circle and do laps until she figured it out and gave me the turn. It didn't take very many of those to convince her to look ahead.
dedmiston 09/04/21 09:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: On line battery source

Matt, For what every reason, the link is not clickable. Fixed.
dedmiston 09/03/21 01:02pm Tech Issues
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