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RE: 30 Days Straight

Glad your dad is improving. The town we live in is having the road in front of our house repaved, and the contractor ground it up in May so we took the 5er to the lake an hour north of us. We ended up staying there 39 straight nights, most boondocking. We also did some dry camping, and some in the campground, but driving in to work every day. They are still working on the street. We ended up spending 108 nights in the 5er this year, it is a record for us. Probably a record for the number of nights in campgrounds too.
dieseltruckdriver 10/17/19 05:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Honda eu2000i separate on/off switch

Nobody does this between stops. It takes a lot of pulls to start it with a dry carb. It's unlcear from your post what the new valve does. I would imagine gasoline smell emanates more from any gas spills on the outside of the generator. My Hondas don't stink. The new position allows one to turn off the fuel and leave the generator running. Again I am going to agree with 2oldman. When we got our first Honda 2000 I carried it inside of our TC. There was never a time when we had ANY odors at all. My wifes allergies would have found any fumes from it, trust me. This really is a non issue, and there is no reason to drain between trips, in my opinion.
dieseltruckdriver 10/15/19 05:37pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Where do you find water

Am I the only one that reads a post title and thinks of a clever answer like "...in low spots?" There is probably a good reason I don't post a lot! That being said, we leave home full of water also. When we need more, all of the answers so far have worked in the past.
dieseltruckdriver 10/15/19 05:29pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: how to level a trailer

Cooktop THIS is the most important thing to be level. If it is level your fridge is already happy. The cook likes the eggs to be even in the pan, not running to one side.
dieseltruckdriver 10/14/19 08:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Honda eu2000i separate on/off switch

So oldman and driver, you would rather remove the cover and drain the gas in the carb to where? The back of my pickup. It is less than a quarter of a cup. It isn't hard, or a big deal and evaporates very quickly. It takes less than two minutes start to finish. Edited to add: By draining the carb, you are going to get more gas out of your carb bowl than running it dry. THAT is why I am a fan of draining instead of running them dry, therefore why I think it isn't a big deal.
dieseltruckdriver 10/13/19 05:58pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Using a tow vehicle as a windbreak while boondocking

I have done that for years when boondocking also.
dieseltruckdriver 10/12/19 02:39pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Honda eu2000i separate on/off switch

The drain screw isn't good enough? I think it is easier to drain the bowl more completely using the drain screw also.
dieseltruckdriver 10/12/19 02:34pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: ST Tires ???

While I am an LT believer, the Endurance that Arctic Fox is putting on their new trailers have almost converted me. Every time we go out we are on gravel, and have had no issues at all, and I pay close attention to my tires. Now that it has been mentioned, I have not seen one post on the Arctic Fox forums about tire issues. They do have a reputation for building heavy trailers.
dieseltruckdriver 10/07/19 05:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel with largest tanks

Tank sizes was the final straw that kept us in an Arctic Fox. 85 gal fresh, but 10 of those are for the water heater. We were considering Grand Design, Van Leigh, and North Point besides Arctic Fox. Another thing to look at is 12 volt outlets. Almost every brand has gotten rid of them, and LP fridges are getting more sparse.
dieseltruckdriver 10/07/19 05:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Diagnosing the error: depends on the forum?

I have been using the Trailer Life portal, and these forums work for me: Class B Toy Haulers Beginning RVing Full Time RVing Camps Cooks and Connoisseurs RV Pet Stop DIY Towing Dinghy Towing Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping RVing in Canada and Alaska Snowbirds I am using Chrome on a Chromebook, and I double checked these also.
dieseltruckdriver 10/06/19 10:04pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: skylight/sunroof. clear, cloud, or smoke.

Has anyone had a good or bad experience installing/using a clear skylight? All of the Northwood RVs that have skylights, have clear one. That's Nash, Fox Mountain, Wolf Creek and Arctic Fox (trailers, 5th wheels and truck campers). I've never heard people complain about them being clear. I painted the one in our bedroom of our 27-5l black and then topped it with white. We want the bedroom dark, so we can sleep in later than sunrise.
dieseltruckdriver 10/02/19 09:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thinking about beds.

On our last 5er, we put a full size mattress in it, and then put a 5" piece of foam between the "headboard" and the mattress. My thinking was that all it has to do is hold the pillows up.
dieseltruckdriver 10/01/19 08:04pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Broken leaf spring

The axle is centered by the spring. You could cause a lot more damage than you want to pay to fix if everything doesn't go perfectly. Where is the spring broken, middle or an one of the eye bolts? Yep, mine was broken behind the axle now that you mention it, and I did strap it into place so it couldn't move. I should have mentioned that in my previous post. If you aren't comfortable doing this, then don't. I was a truck driver for 17 years, so roadside fixes are needed at times.
dieseltruckdriver 09/24/19 07:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Broken leaf spring

After coming into the campground the other day I noticed a sang on one side of our 5th/W. I found out I had a busted leaf spring an shackle. I was able to get a jack to raise it high enough to put a 2x4 between the frame an the axel. Question is can I drive home 175 mi at a slower speed an make it home. Crawl under and look things over. Is anything going to rub? Is anything going to hit a tire and cause a blowout? If everything looks good to you, you can try it. I did it 2 years ago in my old 5er, the nearest place to get it fixed was a hundred miles down the road. The shop said next time to jack it up and put a 2x4 or 2x6 between the axle and the frame, just as you mentioned. When there is no suspension, they don't pop out. Honestly, I didn't even think about it.
dieseltruckdriver 09/23/19 07:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: States Visited Map Rules

Your map, your rules. (And likewise for the sticker maps on your RV.) My rule is "states in which I've slept overnight at least once in my RV." Same and same. Same here. Mark Ditto Us too.
dieseltruckdriver 09/19/19 05:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best wax for lazy people?

I recently started using Turtle Wax Ice Shine and Seal after watching this video comparison. All I do is wash the RV, then dry it off. Then I spray it on a few feet at a time and wipe it off. The only thing lazier (when it comes to waxing) is letting someone else do it. I've used this on cars and it really brings out the shine. Our TT is aluminum sided and it didn't come as shiny as the cars did, but water beaded up and repelled off very quickly. Our TT is only a few years old and still looks new. I could feel the difference between waxed sections and unwaxed sections more than see it, so I was happy. I have used Meguiar's Ultimate Wash and Wax ever since we bought the TT and it keeps the TT looking very nice. The Turtle Wax Ice Shine and Seal provides 3 months of UV Protection. -Michael -Michael Well, I watched the video, and found the Turtle Wax Ice spray on stuff at the local Wal-Mart. We just got back from a 3000 mile trip in my wifes car, the guinea pig. I just washed it and the bugs really did just spray off at the local car wash, and the beading is still excellent. I think I found the wax for me. As a side note, I have already done the nose of the 5er with Rejex, and for not being a wax, it sure felt like a wax going on, and rubbing off. The Turtle Wax Ice was very easy in comparison. Time will tell which lasts better.
dieseltruckdriver 09/15/19 05:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Seeking expert opinion: thinning vs prescribed burns

Anyone who has been to the Black Hills might find it hard to believe that nearly the entire forest has been logged, but but it has, responsibly. The news releases some organizations put out would try to convince people that logging means clear cutting, but that isn't normally the case. In the PNW, which we are discussing, clearcutting is the norm. In other regions, it is not. The OP didn't state only in the PNW. There are always more examples than just one location. I didn't see this post this before it got narrowed down to one area, I was posting more generally.
dieseltruckdriver 09/08/19 01:03am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Seeking expert opinion: thinning vs prescribed burns

Well, living very close to the very first timber sale in national forest history, I have to say that proper management is possible, and it is not as negative as some would have people believe. An article from a state university. Anyone who has been to the Black Hills might find it hard to believe that nearly the entire forest has been logged, but but it has, responsibly. The news releases some organizations put out would try to convince people that logging means clear cutting, but that isn't normally the case.
dieseltruckdriver 09/06/19 09:09pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: SD Online drivers license renewal

Is there anyone here with a SD residency who has renewed their drivers license thru the new online renewal in SD? I did last time. no problems, no drama. I have a class A3, which is commercial class A, tank, doubles and triples, car/light truck and motorcycle.
dieseltruckdriver 09/06/19 08:15pm Full-time RVing
RE: Need help with dimmer switch

Awesome you found a solution In a different forum a couple of people had good luck with this item Link to Amazon dimmer Just for reference if anyone is curious, I have three of these in my 5er and LOVE them.
dieseltruckdriver 09/05/19 07:38pm Tech Issues
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