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RE: comprehensive book or article needed

Welcome to the forums! :) . You have found the largest RV forum on the internet and you should be able to find just about any answer to any question you might have right here or in one of the many other forums on this site. Take a good look around at the many possibilities we have here. We have a pretty good FAQ that should give you a good start on the answers. Some of the links are a bit out of date but the information is still good in most cases. I hope you get all your questions asked and answered. DutchmenSport gave you a good answer above and hope it helps. Please come back and post often. :) Barney
BarneyS 12/06/18 03:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Replacement stabilizers

I would not get either one of those you posted - especially the 2nd one. I would get 4 of these instead. They will last just about forever, are easy to mount just about anywhere, and are very easy to operate both with the supplied handle or with an electric drill. This is what I have had on all my trailers. I agree with Lynnmor above about mounting them on an angle. You can span the corners and the jacks will help stop trailer movement. That should also solve the sticking out problem. Barney sissor jacks
BarneyS 12/04/18 08:52am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Adding a second thermostat

Moved to Tech Issues forum from 5th Wheels.
BarneyS 12/03/18 01:50pm Tech Issues
RE: A Stroll down Memory Lane: 10+ years on this Forum

snip... Storing thousands of photos can be costly for free forums. Even Photobucket gave up on it and many photos were lost. After that event an member created a really reliable and easy tool: Photoposting snip... Thanks very much to Imgur and the creator of that Photoposting is fun site. snip... That member would be our own Technology Corner forum moderator - 1492. Barney
BarneyS 12/01/18 06:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Hatch door repair?

Moved to Tech Issues forum from DIY.
BarneyS 11/30/18 04:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Is 70 the age to stop towing

If one wants to get this thread to die and stay dead, all one has to do is mention one word; Andersen. Barney will have this shut down in a nano-second. HA! I don't even have mod privileges on this forum! Couldn't shut it down if I wanted to. Also don't quite understand the reason for that remark. :R Barney
BarneyS 11/29/18 04:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is 70 the age to stop towing

I am 81 and have decided to give up towing and traveling South for the winter. It is not because I can not drive and tow safely anymore but because I am too stiff and hurting for all the bending and things required to set up and take down the rig and do all the necessary things that come with travel via trailer. My wife and I have had a good run (over 60 years) together and camping so it is now time to park the trailer in my sons beautiful family campground in the northern Michigan woods and use it as our "summer place" until we no longer can freely move about. As far as letting this thread run, I think it is because of two main reasons. 1. It does not violate any of the forum rules. 2. Members, including me, are having fun with it and are enjoying most of the responses which have been civil and often very thoughtful. Barney Our trailers permanent home
BarneyS 11/28/18 07:40am General RVing Issues
RE: 1st time I've seen only 1 page of new topics...

I think a lot of people have either quit posting or left the site altogether because of the attacks, personal insults, and just plain rudeness of some people. I have seen way too many posts where someone simply asks a question or posts their experience to be beat up repeatedly by the same people. And I'm not talking about anyone that has posted in this thread! :B I have been here for 18+ years and do not see the attacks, personal insults, and rudeness that you speak of. If/when it occasionally happens the mods, including me, are quick to remove the offending post - often from being alerted via a PM or e-mail. I think part of the problem is that some members think that any discussion that does not agree with their line of thinking is a slam at them or is rude. This is not the case. When the remarks become personal is when we have to step in. You just have to remember that we have a life also and need some sleep now and then! :W This is the largest and most helpful RV forum on the internet and I hope that you and the rest of the members continue to post and enjoy the help, information, and camaraderie that is to be obtained here. Barney
BarneyS 11/27/18 08:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Reciever weight rating.

I have not heard, nor read, of any major receiver failures on the GM vehicles for several years. I think they may have gotten their act together on that regard. Barney
BarneyS 11/27/18 07:46am Towing
RE: Urban Meyer 7 - Michigan 0

So glad to hear that your health is improving Chuck. That was quite painful yesterday for most in my household, but Michigan State saved the day for us. Keep on getting better my friend. :) Barney
BarneyS 11/25/18 04:13pm Around the Campfire
RE: Safety Chain extensions and snap hooks

You can purchase chain extensions here. They are sold by Hensley for use with their WD hitch so I would assume they are of proper strength for that application. Barney
BarneyS 11/25/18 12:03pm Towing
RE: First trip with Andersen Ultimate Hitch

I think I agree with the OP. Past time for this one to end. Barney
BarneyS 11/24/18 06:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: A Stroll down Memory Lane: 10+ years on this Forum

Strolling down memory lane almost 19 years, I find the forums have changed a lot. Back at the beginning there were no moderators and the forum was a real free-for-all. Slams, trolling and political arguments were common and the members were asking "where are the moderators". Then around 2001 or 2, Admin asked many of us to be moderators and I accepted. Since that time, I see very little change in the forums. The post count goes up and down and the comments are very much the same. We mods have a written set of guidelines to follow and that, along with the Forum Rules that everyone agrees to when they join, are what determines how we operate. I donate my time to the forum in order to help the membership enjoy and get something useful out of the forums. I think that forums such as still have a place in the order of things and will be around for some time yet and I still enjoy reading and trying to answer a question or two. Lizzie, I remember you and some of your posts. Glad you decided to stick around and hope you continue to post now and then. :) Barney
BarneyS 11/21/18 09:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Changing trailers. Question about Hensley torsion bars

I would use the bars you have and just not pull them up so much. You could tow with the bars at zero tension and still have the sway control if you wished. The Hensley does not depend on the WD bars for its control features. They are there strictly to transfer weight. Just make sure that the spring loaded bar hold nipples on the inner ends of the grease zerk assembly are not worn out. They are what hold the bars in place in the head - especially with little or no tension on them. By the way, those are probably either 1000lb or 1400lb bars. I don't think Hensley came with 1200lb bars. Barney width=300
BarneyS 11/21/18 08:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Air Bag Pressure???

5th wheel trailers should be level also. This puts even pressure on to the axles. In travel trailers the out of level condition can lead to sway problems but that is usually not a worry with the 5th wheels. The main concern would be with wear and tear on the axle components and the tires. It may also contribute to a bouncing or jerking, called "chucking", problem that seems to be somewhat unique to 5th wheels. Barney
BarneyS 11/20/18 06:03pm Towing
RE: Towing

In my opinion, you are definitely in 3/4 ton territory with that rig. My rig is about the same size and you can see what I was towing with. Barney
BarneyS 11/20/18 08:18am Towing
RE: Need a little winter camping advice please

I helps also to keep cabinet doors open where water lines are located. This allows heat from the interior to circulate around lines to help keep them from freezing. Barney
BarneyS 11/18/18 05:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Towing Capacity

I have the same vehicle, somewhere that is an engineer that's very proud of where he designed the brake controller plug/outlet to be plugged in. I confess I haven't looked. Where is it? I think he is saying that he never found it! :E Barney
BarneyS 11/18/18 05:21pm Towing
RE: Ageing Snowbird Parks, Changing habits, preferences.

We have just this year finished going South for the winter. We have gone to the Tampa, Florida area for the past 16 years with a couple of trips to Texas for the winter. After the first couple of years, we found ourselves going back to the same place for one main reason. We made friends there. Our friends are what brought us back to the same place each year and not the amenities although those did not hurt. This will be our first Michigan winter in over 16 years and I'm both looking forward to it and dreading it. What I am most sad about though, is not seeing all of our friends again. They were our 2nd family down there. Barney
BarneyS 11/17/18 08:38am Snowbirds
RE: Window

Most RV owners manuals are not very helpful and just generic stuff. If you need owners manuals for the different appliances, you might be able to find them at Bryant RV Service. That site is owned by a member of our forums , Chris Bryant, who generously makes them available to us and the rest of the RV community. :) If you are looking for service manuals, click here. As far as the window goes, I would go to a local auto glass shop and see what they can do. They most likely can cut you the proper size and install it also. If you need a frame for it, they can probably find it or make it up for you. Another source for a window would be one of the largest RV surplus outfits around Bontragers RV Surplus. I have been there several times and am amazed every time I go with what they have for sale. I feel almost like a kid in a candy store! :B Barney
BarneyS 11/17/18 07:22am Fifth-Wheels
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