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RE: Our most used adapters when towing with an Electric Vehicle.

It's a good thing we don't need adapters to put energy in our gas or diesel tanks. Nothing worse than having proprietary plugs and receptacles to achieve the goal of charging batteries. Similar to all the different versions of plugs for electronic gadgets. Good morning Fisherman. You may have misunderstood. These are all standard AC receptacles in a campground. It just allows the vehicle owner to plug into various common outlets on the AC side. None of those receptacles are proprietary. Hope that helps. Partially, I'm aware of the different 120 15/20/30 amp plugs and 240 15/20/etc. Do all the EV's have the same receptacle on the vehicle?
Fisherman 08/07/22 06:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Our most used adapters when towing with an Electric Vehicle.

It's a good thing we don't need adapters to put energy in our gas or diesel tanks. Nothing worse than having proprietary plugs and receptacles to achieve the goal of charging batteries. Similar to all the different versions of plugs for electronic gadgets.
Fisherman 08/07/22 08:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Garmin 780 RV “sharp curves”

Any way to increase the threshold of what Garmin considers “sharp”? The gentlest bend generates a warning so as a true hazard alert it’s useless. Also I’ve disabled it in the driver alerts settings but it’s still displayed. Unit has the latest software. Thanks The way some Mario's drive today, it's probably a liability thing to save the nitwits that think they can drive and negotiate mild curves but end up in the swamp.
Fisherman 08/07/22 08:20am Technology Corner
RE: Coffee Quality?

Want a good cup ? Buy a bag of eight O'clock whole bean Dark Italian Espresso, and a bag of Eight O'clock Columbian Peaks. Mix them together in equal portions. Each morning grind them together. I use seven spoon fulls for my wife and myself. I like one and only one cup of coffee in the morning, and many moons ago when I gave up trying to find a bold brew, I started experimenting and this is what I came up with and to this day I have not found anything else as good. I use a large jar with a air tight cover, for mixing and storing them and what won't fit in I just seal the bags until the jar is empty. Guy My mom used to buy that 8 o'clock coffee way back in the'60's, very good flavour.
Fisherman 08/06/22 09:20am Around the Campfire
RE: Jacking For Tire Change

I look at it this way, if the trailer was meant to be rolled up on a lazy trailer aide, then why did they put 2 axles on it with 2 tires? To support the weight, period. Now you're going to shift all that weight to one tire with the suspension completely twisted to achieve that. Don't be lazy, use the appropriate jack.
Fisherman 08/04/22 07:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Coleman

I have a 2019 17RD Lantern, it has to have been the worst build week of the whole year. PDI said everything was ok. I took their word for it (Lazy Acres Trailer Sales) and unfortunately during the pandemic they did not do a walk through. I've had trailers before so I know beyond the basics. Couldn't take it back, "Covid" ruled that out. I wouldn't touch another Coleman trailer if you bought it for me, it would take too much time to fix their lousy workmanship. Unfortunately people keep buying their junk. Even speaking with their main office THOR more or less just shooed me away. Screw them and all the garbage they build.
Fisherman 07/29/22 07:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Obesity in America

Soda is the worst - too much sugar, and even fake sugar is bad ... haven't had that in years either. Mostly water, coffee a couple times a week. Water is the best thing you can drink for hyration and health. People laugh and say : no matter what you do, none of us is getting out of this alive ... still trying though. :) Fake chemical made sugar is a complete disaster, I don't know how the FDA even allows that, I can only imagine a bunch of palms got greased very well.
Fisherman 07/29/22 12:11pm Around the Campfire
RE: Obesity in America

Can't remember last time we ate 'fast food' ... we don't do it at home, or camping, or traveling. We always have our truck camper with us even when we go visit the kids / grandkids. We can stop someplace and fix food anytime, and it's healthy and less expensive - especially today's prices. Good for you, I refuse to eat most of the FF garbage too. Then the latest craze of door dash, lets see if we can make people lazier than ever. I'm sure they don't use the healthiest stuff to fill you. Once or twice a year I'll get a small McD fry but that's about it. If the wife wants to go to the restaurant, she goes with her friends I'll stay home.
Fisherman 07/28/22 06:38pm Around the Campfire
RE: Electric Ford F-150 and Four Wheel Camper Make Alaska Run

So in other words they put a "heavy hard sided tent" in the box and attempted to call it a camper. What a joke.
Fisherman 07/26/22 07:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Grand Design Imagine 2250RK

Issues, hahahaha. Walk around, check the outside window seals, I mean the butyl caulk between the window frame and trailer walls, ditto for the door and any storage hatches. check all the electrical plugs to make sure they work. Check on the roof for proper sealing around roof vents and anything else up there. Make sure all the hot and cold water pipe unions are tight, at the fresh water tank, city water, hot water tank and sinks, shower and toilet, most of mine were loose. Got a torque wrench, apply it to the trailer nuts before you leave with it and after 50 miles to re tighten. That's a start. Cheers. Everything else, WRITE it down on the PDI sheet.
Fisherman 07/23/22 08:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Do you pull your taillight housings monthly?

Used to be a saying "on a calm moonlight night, you can hear a Ford rusting". Easy way to fix the problem with GM's, trade it in every six months.
Fisherman 07/20/22 03:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Do you think this can be repaired?

It looks to me like the cabover is buckling. That's all I got.... I would have to second your opinion. Now if the OP has a dry place or good overhead cover, peel off the siding and reframe it with quality wood.
Fisherman 07/11/22 05:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Sequential use of small water jugs with pump

Well to address some of the "comments", this is for a smaller vehicle (Class B Van) so space is at a premium. It's for being able to have a modular system that has an adjustable capacity depending on what the needs for the current trip or for what other people use needs are. Need more water for this type of trip, slide in more cans. People that don't need that much water can use the space for other stuff. I was actually thinking of collapsible containers but was trying to simplify question so the decision could change while on a trip. It would allow using the oldest water first. Also, you could carry a can in a backpack, etc. into a restroom, etc. and fill one. A larger built in tank with a 5gal jug you can use for refilling when you can't get the rig close enough to fill directly off a tap would be my recommendation. - If it's a short trip where you don't need maximum water, you probably don't need maximum storage either. - If it's a long trip where you need maximum water, you also need maximum storage. Much simpler than a rube goldberg system with lots of failure points that offers little additional utility. https://media.tenor.com/images/0f78af841f453545a036b6cceb3620cc/tenor.gif That's my thoughts too.
Fisherman 07/07/22 07:03pm Tech Issues
RE: New Travel Trailer

My son had a 28" TT and towed it twice with his 1/2 ton diesel. No effort pulling or stopping, but the rest was not the most enjoyable trip. Some people just jump into the frying pan without looking to see if the heat is on high. He wouldn't do it again unless he had a 3/4. Maybe a lesson learned.
Fisherman 07/05/22 09:31am Travel Trailers
RE: Field tricks to remove inside dually wheel?

And while you're anti seizing your wheels, don't forget to lube the spare tire crank and mechanism.
Fisherman 07/02/22 04:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Field tricks to remove inside dually wheel?

You might be able to get a small steel chisel between the rotor/drum on the rim openings and give it a couple of wacks with the tire iron. it's worked for a couple of cars that had seized rims. Then apply anti seize to the mating surface, sparingly. Another trick I used on trucks if you don't have a heavy load, loosen the wheel nuts about 1/2 to 3/4 turn and make some really sharp left right turns, that often cracks them loose too.
Fisherman 07/01/22 06:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: One brake over adjusted

That is an interesting and very informative write up John, thanks.
Fisherman 06/26/22 07:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Cell Phone - Sending Test Message

Me neither.
Fisherman 06/25/22 06:29pm Technology Corner
RE: Nubs on stabilizer rod worn down. Can these be replaced?

If you go the 2 nut method, a plop of thread locker will probably keep them together. Just make sure you line the 2 nuts up to allow a deep socket to cover both when cranking.
Fisherman 06/21/22 08:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Nubs on stabilizer rod worn down. Can these be replaced?

Just have someone weld a couple of nuts on the end, then you can use a drill driver with the right socket to go up or down.
Fisherman 06/20/22 04:48pm Travel Trailers
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