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Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-12-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,197
Posted By Rzrbrn
smsasf, a 2 week wait is not bad considering most...

smsasf, a 2 week wait is not bad considering most CW service departments are booked solid for a month or more. I went in to an AS dealer in...someplace out west, a larger and well known dealership,...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-27-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,730
Posted By Rzrbrn
Had a stroke 2014. I did not realize it was a...

Had a stroke 2014. I did not realize it was a stroke: Left side paralyzed and when I got out of bed I fell over. I just thought it was a pinched nerve. I did not mention it to my wife. The week...
Forum: On The Road... 05-24-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,563
Posted By Rzrbrn
We took 101 south from Sequim, WA; great road. At...

We took 101 south from Sequim, WA; great road. At Leggett we took 1 south. The road is mostly fine but very narrow. We took a side road or two to get to the ocean now and again. We were pulling a 17'...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-25-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,397
Posted By Rzrbrn
I had the Firestone Air Suspension with onboard...

I had the Firestone Air Suspension with onboard compressor and remote installed in the rear only, on my previous truck which was a 2011 Toyota Tundra. When it worked it was fine. One problem was the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-06-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,596
Posted By Rzrbrn
I had a Leer mid height fiberglass cap with side...

I had a Leer mid height fiberglass cap with side opening windows on my 2011 Tundra 4x4. I also had a bed slide. This combination worked very well for me except for glaring issue that I did not...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-04-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,596
Posted By Rzrbrn
I just bought a 2019 Ram 2500 with 6'4" box. I...

I just bought a 2019 Ram 2500 with 6'4" box. I intend on putting this on:
https://diamondbackcovers.com. These are strong enough to stand on and will even support a ATV.

However, I am going...
Forum: On The Road... 03-01-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,163
Posted By Rzrbrn
I came across this from Wikipedia, which may go a...

I came across this from Wikipedia, which may go a ways to explaining what is deepening with Thousand Trails.

The company was founded by Milt Kuolt in 1972 with one campground in Chehalis,...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-12-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,492
Posted By Rzrbrn
I am not electrically knowledgable. However, I...

I am not electrically knowledgable. However, I read somewhere that going 24V instead of 12v might be preferable when the cable runs are long because the 24V system uses smaller diameter (larger...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-12-2020, 01:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,387
Posted By Rzrbrn
If you are in anyway interested in Tesla towing...

If you are in anyway interested in Tesla towing an AS, do a search on this site for ohmman. He has great posts on towing his AS with a Tesla.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-11-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,387
Posted By Rzrbrn
Tesla can be charged at the 50 amp connection at...

Tesla can be charged at the 50 amp connection at RV parks, overnight or about 7 hours. Harley Davison motorcycle shops are putting chargers in also. Tesla works for me. Don’t forget the battery...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-07-2020, 01:37 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,403
Posted By Rzrbrn
Thank you OTRA15 for starting this thread, and...

Thank you OTRA15 for starting this thread, and particularly Ohmman for being an early adopter of this new iteration of electrical transportation. A very enlightening and enjoyable read from everyone.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-05-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,403
Posted By Rzrbrn
Ohmman, I did not know there is an EV towing...

Ohmman, I did not know there is an EV towing thread. I will try to hunt it down. I wonder if there is an EV towing forum somewhere...
Forum: Boondocking 12-15-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,299
Posted By Rzrbrn
We are not planners. Don't reserve spots, except...

We are not planners. Don't reserve spots, except maybe same day; that is, an hour or two from the campground then call for a spot that same day: This includes San Jose, CA in private campgrounds. We...
Forum: Our Community 12-03-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,975
Posted By Rzrbrn
Huck Bucket on Amazon is about $130. This is a...

Huck Bucket on Amazon is about $130. This is a real deal:

Made of SpryTech, an incredibly strong, all-weather blend of performance polymers, Tested to 600 lbs without failure!
Walls that are...
Forum: Winter Living 11-30-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,260
Posted By Rzrbrn
See post #8 and #9 above. Not a good idea. No...

See post #8 and #9 above. Not a good idea. No room. But if you persist, then please also consider what will happen if you pull this down the road. You will need to put a tight cap on the chimney...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-23-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,466
Posted By Rzrbrn
Find someone who has a 3D printer. There may even...

Find someone who has a 3D printer. There may even be a Makers club in your area, which may have a 3D pinter and someone willing to make you a part.

On the other hand it is a Ford, so...you...
Forum: Our Community 11-17-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,511
Posted By Rzrbrn
I am not in law enforcement, but I just did a...

I am not in law enforcement, but I just did a Google search. So I am not 100% certain of this, but there is no federal database of vehicle license plates. I also read somewhere that information is...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-10-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,070
Posted By Rzrbrn
I read somewhere that pink antifreeze will indeed...

I read somewhere that pink antifreeze will indeed freeze. It just does not expand, so it will not burst pipes, containers, or the water pump.

Unless water is added to it: The water in the pink...
Forum: Our Community 11-07-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,511
Posted By Rzrbrn
What does camping in regions south refer to?...

What does camping in regions south refer to? Mexico or SE USA or SW USA?
Forum: On The Road... 11-05-2019, 02:24 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,613
Posted By Rzrbrn
I have owned the Lynx blocks for about 4 years. I...

I have owned the Lynx blocks for about 4 years. I first used them on a Casita at that time. Using the cap, the Lynx would slip a bit when under the tongue jack and sometimes under the wheels. The...
Forum: On The Road... 11-03-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,613
Posted By Rzrbrn
I just got back from 3 months on the road. I used...

I just got back from 3 months on the road. I used Lynx blocks this year, I have three sets plus the lynx chocks and end caps. The Lynx blocks broke at various times on sand and gravel. I am going...
Forum: On The Road... 10-24-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,613
Posted By Rzrbrn
He took responsibility only because he was caught...

He took responsibility only because he was caught red handed. He sent his teenage boys to their truck to remove the license plate. The people that caught him recorded on video. Some people just donít...
Forum: On The Road... 10-24-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,613
Posted By Rzrbrn
I don’t agree. You know now. If you use Andersen...

I don’t agree. You know now. If you use Andersen products you are tainted.
Forum: On The Road... 10-22-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,613
Posted By Rzrbrn
We use the Camco yellow and black levelers, much...

We use the Camco yellow and black levelers, much better and easier than the long Andersenís for the tandem wheel trailer. Very quick to level.

Also have the orange Lynx plastic levelers for the...
Forum: Our Community 09-12-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,843
Posted By Rzrbrn
Thx for posting both the original Q and this elec...

Thx for posting both the original Q and this elec jack. I intend on buying this when I get home. I will take off the tire of my single axle trailer, lower. To the ground and see where to put jack and...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-12-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,979
Posted By Rzrbrn
Dewalt Atomic 20V

Dewalt Atomic 20V
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-12-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,089
Posted By Rzrbrn
Give your husband and you a break and a safety...

Give your husband and you a break and a safety margin. As previous noted buy the larger size truck. Not so much for going up hill, but rather going down.
Forum: Our Community 09-11-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,843
Posted By Rzrbrn
What Pappy19 said. When a flat happens it will...

What Pappy19 said. When a flat happens it will prob be in the worst possible location and time. On single axle the frame will be too low to get a bottle jack under the frame, and a scissor jace is...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-10-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,979
Posted By Rzrbrn
I carry a 20v battery powered drill to use on the...

I carry a 20v battery powered drill to use on the stabilizers. This also works on the tongue jack. So well in fact, when my smart jack bites the dust I will prob just replace with a manual jack.
Forum: Dollars & Cents 08-29-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,928
Posted By Rzrbrn
We went through the same thought process you...

We went through the same thought process you have. So we bought SOB, for about half the MSRP. At the time of purchase I thought I had done my due diligence. Just let me capsulize by saying I paid...
Forum: Our Community 08-29-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By Rzrbrn
What Rideair said!

What Rideair said!
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-13-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,588
Posted By Rzrbrn
I learned something here. Did not know about the...

I learned something here. Did not know about the RF controller. OP please disregard post #7.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-12-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,588
Posted By Rzrbrn
I think the OP is a bit fuzzy on what is going on...

I think the OP is a bit fuzzy on what is going on with his brakes. Maybe the best thing is to go to the dealer he bought it from and talk to the service manager.

If he bought used, even then just...
Forum: On The Road... 02-12-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,834
Posted By Rzrbrn
We have been in a number of private RV parks that...

We have been in a number of private RV parks that will let you park you RV for a short time for a nominal fee, usually much less than a site with even minimal hook ups. Just call and ask.
Forum: Boondocking 01-24-2019, 03:31 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 63,788
Posted By Rzrbrn
The Honda Eu3000is does have a propane conversion...

The Honda Eu3000is does have a propane conversion kit. I have the remote start kit on mine. Also spare parts are available at local Honda retailers. But the Champion is a high quality Chinese made...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 01-05-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,898
Posted By Rzrbrn
This is an enjoyable thread. We have found...

This is an enjoyable thread.

We have found that when using camp ground showers it is advantageous to take a portable hook to use over the shower door or divider wall to hold a large shower back...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 01-04-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,898
Posted By Rzrbrn
Great thread and responses. We do the same as...

Great thread and responses. We do the same as everyone suggested, including rolling up clothes; We always Ranger Roll our clothes. However, we carry much more in the bed of our overloaded 2011 4X4...
Forum: Tires 01-02-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,207
Posted By Rzrbrn
Thanks for the advise. Guess I will have to carry...

Thanks for the advise. Guess I will have to carry both cordless tools. Sigh...

I have changed tires using a cross wrench but now that my wife says I am old it is becoming difficult to do it that...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-02-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 22,507
Posted By Rzrbrn
Maybe, but it takes backbone to put your mouth...

Maybe, but it takes backbone to put your mouth where your money is, like the owner of CW has done. Bully for him. I wonder is they have a branch that sells Airstreams, I will look into it.

If...
Forum: Tires 01-01-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,207
Posted By Rzrbrn
I don't want to carry unnecessary and heavy...

I don't want to carry unnecessary and heavy tools. The best is when I can use a single tool for two or more types of jobs. For instance I have a Dewalt 791 20V cordless drill. I use it to manually...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 12-30-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,117
Posted By Rzrbrn
Our nearest AS dealership stated that if we buy...

Our nearest AS dealership stated that if we buy elsewhere they will repair but it will be scheduled at the back of the line, and time in shop will be long. However, we do have independent RV repair...
Forum: Tires 12-30-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,207
Posted By Rzrbrn
Manual, but works on many things. VERY powerful ...

Manual, but works on many things. VERY powerful

On Amazon:

Torque Multiplier Lug Nut Wrench - Cheater Wrench
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 12-23-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,366
Posted By Rzrbrn
Plumbers putty. Yes indeed. Stuff in some SS or...

Plumbers putty. Yes indeed. Stuff in some SS or copper wool just in case pack rats and squirrels like the taste, then pack in Plumbers putty. Somehow I have GOT to remember this suggestion.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 12-23-2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,366
Posted By Rzrbrn
Good point. We travel dirt roads a lot. Dust will...

Good point. We travel dirt roads a lot. Dust will get in through the smallest of holes.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-23-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,912
Posted By Rzrbrn
I forgot to mention, my OEM converter was a...

I forgot to mention, my OEM converter was a single stage and burned up my batteries while plugged in during my down time while at home. Took me 2 or three batteries before I realized it was the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-21-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,912
Posted By Rzrbrn
I take my a number of my batteries out and use a...

I take my a number of my batteries out and use a Battery Tender.

But I also replaced my single stage (parallax) with a multi stage converter. BUT...I had to replace the PD4645V converter 2x and...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 12-21-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,366
Posted By Rzrbrn
If you can see outside does that not imply water...

If you can see outside does that not imply water could splash in during a blowing heavy wind, or possibly when towing through water puddles? Concerned about the exposed plywood edges, in addition to...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 12-21-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,736
Posted By Rzrbrn
Looks like an RJ9 connector. So in addition to...

Looks like an RJ9 connector. So in addition to controlling the awning, it will pick up all verbal discussions within and without the RV and transmit to Facebook, which in turn transmits to companies...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 12-21-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,426
Posted By Rzrbrn
Looks like an RJ9 connector. So in addition to...

Looks like an RJ9 connector. So in addition to controlling the awning, it will pick up all verbal discussions within and without the RV and transmit to Facebook, which in turn transmits to companies...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 12-09-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,418
Posted By Rzrbrn
Why not paint it? If you painted all white it...

Why not paint it? If you painted all white it would do a better job of reflecting the light, jut like the roof is and does.
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