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Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-23-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,656
Posted By journeydog
While all that advice is helpful, flip on your...

While all that advice is helpful, flip on your hazards while you are slowly and safely making your way to the lower altitude. The hazards will likely alert the jockey behind you to change lanes...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-29-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,842
Posted By journeydog
Look at the whole RV delivery experience like...

Look at the whole RV delivery experience like this. Some good, some not so. A lot of variables. If you try to compare it to the auto buying experience - no can do. An auto dealer is geared toward...
Forum: On The Road... 02-05-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,695
Posted By journeydog
GREAT TOPIC... And a story goes with it. ...

GREAT TOPIC...


And a story goes with it. :innocent:

Once upon a time, I was heading east on I-10, when I noticed a big truck ahead of me was "spraying" the highway as he moved down the...
Forum: On The Road... 01-15-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,650
Posted By journeydog
A stick of dynamite will fix anything!

A stick of dynamite will fix anything!
Forum: Winter Living 01-12-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,513
Posted By journeydog
If you think you really need a 4-season TT, you...

If you think you really need a 4-season TT, you can find them at these letters of the alphabet - 1st letter/6th letter. Surprisingly, a Class B recognized by the industry to be one of Canada's best,...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 12-26-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,747
Posted By journeydog
If you want a slow death for your pet or...

If you want a slow death for your pet or wildlife, make sure you use propylene glycol (auto-type antifreeze) rather than pink RV antifreeze. The animals and birds love it because it's like...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-21-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By journeydog
Try: www.dodgedurango.net/

Try: www.dodgedurango.net/
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-14-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,603
Posted By journeydog
I used to work for a guy who was a former test...

I used to work for a guy who was a former test engineer/designer at one of the major auto manufacturers. Later, he got lots of calls from folks that had this or that problem with their new...
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-14-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,957
Posted By journeydog
Your picture doesn't seem like the damage is on...

Your picture doesn't seem like the damage is on an Airstream - at best, it looks like the rear window of a camper shell. So, what's the model of your AS? Also looks more like a puncture from a BB,...
Forum: Our Community 11-25-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,986
Posted By journeydog
I had GS once upon a time with a Class A covered....

I had GS once upon a time with a Class A covered. I was pretty much all set to do some traveling, and when I did my pre-trip check out I found one of the rear dually tires was more than a tad low. ...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-21-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,225
Posted By journeydog
Very brief history: Once upon a time, Mr....

Very brief history:
Once upon a time, Mr. Hensley invented a trailer hitch that would essentially eliminate sway problems. It became very profitable and the business was eventually sold but, Mr....
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-29-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,761
Posted By journeydog
No,no,no...

Once upon a time, or so it goes - I was a major newby with a Class A and lived in heavy-duty snow country. I had a neighbor that had many, many years of RV life under his belt. He became my mentor...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 09-28-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,204
Posted By journeydog
No,no,no...

Let's leave Gramp alone for a sec or two...


If what you really want is to full-time and sight-see the good ole USA, then look for an old, running VW bus and some camping gear, tent, stove, ...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 09-27-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,204
Posted By journeydog
First...Ask youself: Would I buy this, especially...

First...Ask youself: Would I buy this, especially at that price, if my Grandfather wasn't involved?


If your answer is no - run. If your answer is yes - negotiate the price down - way down...
Forum: Tommy Bahama Special Editions 08-17-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By journeydog
I have the same model TB. Using my Sherline and...

I have the same model TB. Using my Sherline and feeble memory from a couple years ago, I was around 900+ lbs. on the tongue with full LP tanks, factory batteries and some fairly light stuff in the...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-03-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By journeydog
Lots of good info on improving the A/C airflow,...

Lots of good info on improving the A/C airflow, but, my TB seems to be OK in the flow world. Two problem areas with my 2 cents thrown in:


1) The vent covers seem to have a habit of falling -...
Forum: Our Community 06-09-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,303
Posted By journeydog
Moon River...

This AS feature was built in case you want to "moon" your neighbor. The AS folks think of everything.
Forum: Boondocking 05-30-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,214
Posted By journeydog
Another 'War Story' of the Good Ole Days

Yep, my son had a 'ragtop'. He was so proud of it and couldn't get over the fact that the local Thrifty Drug store carried some engine parts for it. (So proud, that he offered to pay his own gas ...
Forum: Doors & Locks 05-28-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,439
Posted By journeydog
Here's the way the factory AS folks adjust the...

Here's the way the factory AS folks adjust the door:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7-PprGeESE


Good Luck & Welcome aboard!!!
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 05-03-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,167
Posted By journeydog
I need to add a comment to my post (#17 above). ...

I need to add a comment to my post (#17 above).


If his doctor says that travel is OK in a travel trailer, then consider that it will be very difficult for a recent stroke victim to get in or out...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 05-03-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,167
Posted By journeydog
Traveling with a stroke victim

Kim, I am so very sorry for you and your dad.



I am a major stroke survivor and perhaps I can offer you a few words about traveling with a stroke victim.



All strokes are different. ...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-06-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,895
Posted By journeydog
FUNCTION: Both the same THEFT PROOF: ...

FUNCTION: Both the same


THEFT PROOF: Internal is tougher to steal but, nothing is really theft proof.


(I have an external with cable lock - a hefty cable/lock cutter will negate the...
Forum: Doors & Locks 02-27-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,414
Posted By journeydog
Here you go.... ...

Here you go....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7-PprGeESE
Forum: Doors & Locks 02-20-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,676
Posted By journeydog
Keeps the elephants out too

I always lock the door before taking off for two reasons:


1) Keeps the door from swinging open while moving down the road.
2) Keeps an unwanted hitchhiker from jumping aboard and copping a free...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-30-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,110
Posted By journeydog
Quality?

I couldn't agree more with all these comments.

Years ago, before our AS purchase, I was very concerned about quality construction. After viewing several online videos, I got sucked into buying...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-12-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,498
Posted By journeydog
Thumbs down One can tow an airliner with a bicycle. Would I...

One can tow an airliner with a bicycle. Would I recommend it - NO!


You are one-waying it to CA, which, to me, says your AS and probably the Jeep will be packed to the max and all bets are off. ...
Forum: 2000 - 2004 Safari 09-30-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,314
Posted By journeydog
Be sure to drink the wine first...could be a...

Be sure to drink the wine first...could be a really fun project! :flowers:
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-19-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,636
Posted By journeydog
To paraphrase an interesting quote: "My...

To paraphrase an interesting quote:


"My husband wants a new truck - I want to keep our old truck. Since he's the husband, we're keeping the old truck."


Whatever works for you. I would try...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 09-04-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,323
Posted By journeydog
Your numbers are up

My ex-perception of the numbers scheme was that the trailers were rentals.
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-26-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,862
Posted By journeydog
Sounds like a big DON'T to me...

Sounds like a big DON'T to me...
Forum: Our Community 08-16-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,559
Posted By journeydog
MAKE NO CHANGES - ONLY IMPROVEMENTS ...

MAKE NO CHANGES - ONLY IMPROVEMENTS
-Wally Byum-
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-13-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,908
Posted By journeydog
Hold those thoughts....my popcorn is almost done.

Hold those thoughts....my popcorn is almost done.
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 08-05-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,738
Posted By journeydog
Quick solution: Don't watch TV in the bathroom -...

Quick solution: Don't watch TV in the bathroom - except in the dark.
Forum: Our Community 07-30-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,847
Posted By journeydog
Rants in Pants

This is my bombastic opinion. If you don't want to read it...don't.


First, some history. I had a nice Class A that I improved upon and fixed and made it 'my own'. Then, I suffered a major...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-28-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,927
Posted By journeydog
Yaaa...but that average weight number only...

Yaaa...but that average weight number only includes those folks over 3 yo.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-27-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,321
Posted By journeydog
If you're only concerned about a plan for power...

If you're only concerned about a plan for power availability, i.e., 50A receptacle to 15/20A which is available at most RV park poles (standard 15/20A service): try this at Amazon...>>>>>
Parkworld...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-27-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,927
Posted By journeydog
Mush....mush!

Mush....mush!
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-29-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By journeydog
Pictures or it didn't happen :blush:

Pictures or it didn't happen :blush:
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-18-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,635
Posted By journeydog
XXXX2 - a PP might cause a perp-head to itch. ...

XXXX2 - a PP might cause a perp-head to itch. After, the itch stops a 'good' perp may be up to the challenge.



Once upon a time, CBs were a popular thing to have (right after 8-tracks) and...
Forum: Tires 06-14-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,369
Posted By journeydog
In the tread, no problem. Good technology, good...

In the tread, no problem. Good technology, good repair education.


In a sidewall, most repair shops will try to fix but, will urge replacement. Probably a throw-away - not even suitable as a...
Forum: Tires 06-12-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 21,980
Posted By journeydog
Makes sense to me. When we bought our new rig,...

Makes sense to me. When we bought our new rig, the dealer's shop set the pressure on the GYEs to 60psi - despite the AS recommended 80 on the placard.Tow was excellent on the 250 mile trip home. ...
Forum: On The Road... 06-08-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,986
Posted By journeydog
Answer to OP: $$$$$$

Answer to OP: $$$$$$
Forum: The Pet Forum 05-29-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,853
Posted By journeydog
All pups chew - they are going from baby teeth to...

All pups chew - they are going from baby teeth to their adult teeth and have a need to bite down on most anything. The best advice here is to buy a suitably-sized crate. I've had many breeds (2...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-28-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,044
Posted By journeydog
Rear Spring Leaves

I don't know much about the Ram world but, I have a Ford Super-Duty F350 Harley-Davidson diesel short-bed 4x4 crew cab and a GMC 2500HD diesel short-bed 4x4 crew cab and besides other goodies the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-27-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,044
Posted By journeydog
Key word: Cummins

Key word: Cummins
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-26-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,044
Posted By journeydog
Q: Does this seem like overkill? FWIW -...

Q: Does this seem like overkill?


FWIW - To use a television analogy regarding size: "No one has ever complained that their TV was too large."


I believe the same is true here - or in the...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 01-13-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,718
Posted By journeydog
FWIW - I have the same issue/same model AS ('18...

FWIW - I have the same issue/same model AS ('18 Tommy).

(Maybe Alfred-the-new-guy was assigned to wire these puppies while Susie-the-master-electrician was on vac?) My Tommy was working as it...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-12-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,591
Posted By journeydog
Try changing your shocks...the Bilsteins are...

Try changing your shocks...the Bilsteins are great shocks but, they may ride a little stiffer than the original stock-shocks. I have an '08 Ford F350 Harley-Davidson Edition, CC, 4x4, 6.4L Diesel...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-13-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,511
Posted By journeydog
It seems if you're are stopped by a LEO for...

It seems if you're are stopped by a LEO for inadequate tow mirrors, then you've been stopped by someone with nothing better to do.:blush:
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-21-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,196
Posted By journeydog
The 7.3L-powered Ford is a major beast. If I...

The 7.3L-powered Ford is a major beast. If I were in your shoes, I'd go for the '99 and if it doesn't work out, you can probably get all your bucks + back. As the saying goes YMMV....

Good...
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