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RE: Nice Story fellow RVer

Not just rvers. 2 years ago, on the day before Thanksgiving, the wife and I went to the local Fleet Farm store (like a Home Depot). It was cold, about 10 degrees, windy, and dark when we came back out to the truck. The truck had a flat in front. The store had an auto service center but said they were too busy, so I went back out to do it myself. The truck was a year old and I was trying to figure out how the jack works and a younger fellow drives up and offers to help, then another guy too. I must've looked old and feeble I guess (I was only 64), but they hustled and got it done in a hurry, then took off. JK
JKJavelin 10/21/21 03:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do you pay for winterizing?

Twelve replies, and not one answered the OP's question...
JKJavelin 10/19/21 05:46pm Tech Issues
RE: My wife is gonna kill me, please help

Google rv fireplace or search on Ebay. Check the dimensions and look at the pics, they are only $100+ JK
JKJavelin 10/14/21 08:54am Tech Issues
RE: upgrading to mesa ridge

Mesa Ridge is identical to Open Range (by model number), just different exterior graphics. Been like this for years. JK
JKJavelin 10/11/21 12:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Solar install question

It looks like many replies are DIYs, and it sounds like you are interested in having it done for you. I had a complete turn-key system installed 18 months ago at a solar dealer in Quartzsite, AZ. It's 570 watts (tiltable) with 4 AGM 6-volt batteries, MPPT controller, and 2000 watt inverter. $6400. Done in 8 hours. JK
JKJavelin 09/18/21 08:16am Truck Campers
RE: Black Eye

2 years ago, we were leaving the northern California Redwoods, heading northeast towards Oregon on a windy road when I noticed 4 or 5 cars behind me, so I found a spot to pull over. But then more and more cars and trucks were coming, so I had to wait awhile to get going. Soon, 4 or 5 cars were lining up behind me again, so I pulled over again, and waited...again. After that, I said forget it. Maybe that's what happened to this guy. JK
JKJavelin 09/17/21 06:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Question for anyone who's broken a spring hanger

This is not answering your question, but my Open Range 5th wheel came with boot hangers and I've noticed that most of their models have the (traditional?) square type hangers, and many of those do fail, especially if equipped with Correct Track. My boot hangers do have the V-clip and so far, after over 40,000 miles, have been OK- JK
JKJavelin 09/12/21 07:40am Tech Issues
RE: New Mattress

A follow up to my post above: We got our new Verlo this summer, and it is excellent. It's almost 4 inches thicker and is too heavy for the under bed storage struts, so I replaced the 80# struts with 150# struts and is good to go. The custom radiused corners is a 25% upcharge making it $900. JK
JKJavelin 09/12/21 07:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Cracked rim on 2007 2500hd classic

https://i.imgur.com/0rDnQmgl.jpg I don't think it's very common, but aluminum rims can crack. I found this on my fifth wheel in February on the first leg of our winter trip in Florida, when cleaning the rims after the 1400 mile start. I just replaced them all and kept one for a spare now. I found out there was a 5 year warranty and emailed the manufacturer pics and they sent a new one. Try finding an rv dealer that carries trailer rims.... So, apparently, a crack at the spoke is considered a defect. JK
JKJavelin 08/20/21 06:44am Truck Campers
RE: belly liner repair

I stitch it with zip ties every 3 or 4 inches, then cover with Gorilla Tape. That way you can get back in there, because you probably will have to. JK
JKJavelin 07/28/21 06:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Boondocking Water Question

I turn the water heater on for 18 minutes, which is what works to get the water just the right temp to use without the cold on. So I just turn the hot water handle on and off. I do not leave the water heater on. LOL, that's what I do, but my number is 21 minutes, maybe cuz wwe have a 10 gallon water heater. No adjusting the mix. I do this especially when boondocking, when conserving propane. JK
JKJavelin 07/26/21 06:12pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Forest River

Open Range uses pvc. No maintenance. Just wash it and check your seams. JK
JKJavelin 07/24/21 07:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Opinions on 5th Wheels with Island Kitchens

Pluses on ours: Lots of extra storage and adds to counter space. Minuses: Blocks access to back half of trailer including fridge. Also, if 2 of you are working on one side and one wants to past them, you have to go around the island. There are some models that do give fridge access to at least one side with double doors. We think the pluses outweigh the minuses. JK
JKJavelin 07/18/21 07:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire engineering question.

You will find all kinds of tire engineers right here on this forum. To answer your question (as a non-engineer), I would replace it ASAP, I wouldn't trust it. JK
JKJavelin 07/14/21 09:40am Tech Issues
RE: Heated hose

OP: FWIW, someone on the Open Range forum just put one up for sale, for $50 plus shipping. Used once. I don't know them. JK
JKJavelin 07/13/21 05:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: winegard 2.0 connect

We have the Connect2.0 with 4GLTE and it usually improves the campground wifi but not phone service. It can be a finicky device at times and the 4G from Winegard is expensive. T-Mobile now has a Winegard compatible 4G plan ($50/month for 100 gigs) and I just got the sim card yesterday. We may not have to deal with campground wifi at all anymore. We'll see. JK
JKJavelin 06/29/21 06:34am Tech Issues
RE: Trailer floor

That shouldn't happen on a new trailer. I would expect the warranty to cover it. JK
JKJavelin 06/25/21 06:36am General RVing Issues
RE: New TV

Very nice!
JKJavelin 06/23/21 07:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: I hate roundabouts -- but maybe I am wrong

Many of us have been driving for over 50 years and took a thorough driving class. Things have changed and my state's DOT has done a terrible job of educating the public about new road landscape, roundabout confusion included. We have bike trails near our house. Many drivers stop for an approaching bike on the trail. Bikes are not pedestrians. If a driver stops for a bike on a 4 lane road while drivers in the other lane fly by, that causes confusion for everybody. Technology is changing but education is ignored. JK
JKJavelin 06/22/21 07:06am Roads and Routes
RE: ENDURANCE Tire Life

Due to axle issues and tire scrubbing, I've had to replace 3 of the Endurance tires, but the one original left on my fifth wheel has 33,700 miles and is about to get replaced. No problems with the tires themselves. I just wish they came with more tread depth...only 1/4" new. JK
JKJavelin 06/20/21 06:32am General RVing Issues
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