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RE: Camping Safety

WOW, the OP just wanted some info on safe camping. Hopefully all this and that didn't or doesn't discourage them. OP, just do it, and enjoy it and like said a number of times, be aware, use your gut and eyes, you'll be fine. so safe travels,You ask an open ended question asking for opinions, you may get a lot more than you figured. I didn't see anything in any posts that would cause someone to be discouraged from traveling or RV'ing.
fj12ryder 06/25/22 12:19pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Where have all the members gone on this forum?

I like a bit of dissension now and again. :) No you don't.LOL
fj12ryder 06/24/22 08:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Auxiliary Tank Combo

I'm kind of looking for something for my Ram. I have a Weathertech tool box, but no auxiliary fuel tank. At the present time I'm using 2 5-gallon plastic fuel cans in the tool box. I don't carry much in the way of tools, so I've got lots of room. My old truck had a 35 gallon OEM tank, and a 35 gallon auxiliary tank. The new truck has a 32 gallon OEM tank, which is a bit small. I hate truck stops, so I prefer to fuel up without the 5th wheel attached. We rarely travel over 300 miles in a day any more so the OEM with the extra cans works...but barely. I'd like to have a bit more cushion, and an easier refuel than the fuel cans.
fj12ryder 06/24/22 08:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where have all the members gone on this forum?

I've looked, and posted a bit on those two forums, not much different than here, albeit a bit more heavily moderated, so it stays all nice and squeaky clean. I like a bit of dissension now and again. :)
fj12ryder 06/24/22 05:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling via B&B/hotel vs RV

Done B&B decades ago when they really were Bed and Breakfast, cheap and plentiful in Europe at the time. They are way too expensive in the US AFAIC, for a simple over night stay. Hotels work, but hate the feel of a hotel room, and again very expensive if you're somewhere with a draw, i.e. mountains, oceans, etc. Condos work great for extended stays, but that's not traveling. Any of the above rely on dining out constantly. I like dining out, but not every night. Traveling by RV is the only way we like to travel. YMMV.
fj12ryder 06/24/22 01:11pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Where have all the members gone on this forum?

And yet here you are still hanging around. Glutton for punishment? :)
fj12ryder 06/23/22 11:30am General RVing Issues
RE: F150 Lightning Road Trip & Ike Gauntlet Pull

Game changer Coming to a country near you. The only game changer that came out of china is the big "C". Everything else is copied or stolen technology Everything realy ? Lol Btw China also invented type o Gov that works for all people not only richest resulting in completely eliminating poverty and homelesnes. Amazing yes !?See, proof positive that political propaganda does work. Reality can be disproved. :)
fj12ryder 06/23/22 09:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel front tripod

Just an aside: we use the back ramp door as a patio quite frequently and since the rear jacks of the 6 point level system is just to the rear of the tires, there is a fair amount of movement when we're back on the "patio". We got one of those Valterra stabilizers: Valterra Stabilizer . While they look really chintzy, they do an admirable job of taking the movement out when we're back on the "patio".
fj12ryder 06/23/22 09:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: F150 Lightning Road Trip & Ike Gauntlet Pull

Wonder when this "not too distant future" will be. :) Kind of like Tesla's claim that the semi will be out in the "not too distant future"? :) Has it only been nearly 6 years? LOL
fj12ryder 06/22/22 12:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel front tripod

I've tried one, and gave it away. Waste of money, did little, to no, good and a real pain to haul around. If you need a solid trailer, support the trailer with the wheels off the ground, or invest in JT Strongarms.
fj12ryder 06/22/22 12:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camping Safety

Probably a little more risk if you're staying in sketchy places, which have increased in numbers. There's more people, more touchy people, more angry people, most of whom are encouraged by the media to act out their issues.
fj12ryder 06/22/22 08:34am RV Lifestyle
RE: F150 Lightning Road Trip & Ike Gauntlet Pull

I don't know if its the cure for cancer. But zero external heat is why EV will take over. We can debate the enviroment and batteries as though oil refining and coal have zero impact. We can debate battery technology and the grid but at the end of the day the EV gives impressive performance with minimal heat/energy wasted. No exhaust heat and no radiators or fans trying to cool the engine. That efficiency makes EV a game changer. Tesla has shown it can be done. Now that we can propel something with zero/minmal heat loss the world is going to change. Note all auto makers have proclaimed they will be converting to EV sometime in the near future. By All I mean: VW, Ford. Chevy , BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Honda.If they don't produce heat, which I highly doubt, why do so many of them have some kind of cooling system?
fj12ryder 06/22/22 08:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Where have all the members gone on this forum?

Your probably right. Probably getting into that tens of thousands now. The Facebook user groups are very active. Dozens of new owners every day, all with lots of questions. Not all are buying teardrops but most are. But the Ford and Rivian new owners are starting to show up as well. But again, all on individual brand tow groups. I doubt any will ever set foot here, although the toxicity of these old RV boards does get mentioned from time to time.I'll have to take your word for it, but I'll remain skeptical until I actually see some "in the wild", so to speak.
fj12ryder 06/21/22 08:07am General RVing Issues
RE: F150 Lightning Road Trip & Ike Gauntlet Pull

Absolutely no one is denying that electrically driven RV's are coming, the problem is the fan boys all think it will happen tomorrow, while the naysayers are pointing out many real problems that will delay things a decade or two...or three. The infrastructure, and battery storage of electricity have to catch up, and that will not happen immediately. Who knows, EV's may be superseded before they actually reach maturity. After all EV technology is well over a hundred years old, and some new technology may supplant it.
fj12ryder 06/21/22 08:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: E vs. D rated trailer tires

What size tire?
fj12ryder 06/20/22 04:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Where have all the members gone on this forum?

A lot of the older posters have turned up their toes. A lot can happen in 20 years. Facebook is basically worthless for in depth treatment of anything. Try to find an answer that was posted a couple weeks ago. I agree that many people have gone to brand specific forums, rather than generic like this one. Some people don't really want to hear the truth if it differs from their opinion. Just not as much pandering on this forum as a lot of them. Sometimes all that sweetness and light makes me concerned for my diabetic sugar levels. :) Guess there's just too many crusty curmudgeons on here. "there are thousands of EV drivers pulling small travel trailers now". Thousands? Seriously? Thousands? I remain skeptical. :)
fj12ryder 06/20/22 04:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Furrion Glass stove tops

fj12ryder 06/19/22 02:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do you unhook for the night?

"Do you unhook for the night?" Depends, sometimes yes, sometimes no. Better question is....Do you hookup at night, ;)LOL
fj12ryder 06/18/22 09:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you unhook for the night?

"Do you unhook for the night?" Depends, sometimes yes, sometimes no.
fj12ryder 06/18/22 04:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Don't let your guard down, Covid is still out there...

I thought all postings of this nature were supposed to go in ATC? There is already 2 sticky's there and now we have 3 postings. :RI'm not posting about Covid, but ATC doesn't allow any opinions that conflict with the accepted beliefs. No dissension allowed. This is not an attack on the Moderator of that forum, just a statement.
fj12ryder 06/15/22 07:56am General RVing Issues
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