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RE: anyone seen one of these in person?

No, but I just seen this in Mitchell, South Dakota, on the way to Thanksgiving. https://i.imgur.com/KVkKe5Jl.jpg
Jackathan 12/04/21 07:50pm Toy Haulers
RE: HP 2420 "dirty" baxkground

That model looks to have the fuser and toner all in one cartridge. I would think that a new toner cartridge would solve the problem. Buy the cheapest one you can find, not HP, and see if it fixes the issue. If not, new printer time.
Jackathan 12/04/21 05:35pm Technology Corner
RE: Andersen Ultimate Hitch - my observations

My steel Andersen hitch has instructions on a label on the actual hitch, but it does not say anything about re-torqueing it. I am positive I read that on the paperwork instructions included with the hitch. I see there is no mention of it in the current online instruction manual, which covers all of the hitches, including the steel one I have that has been discontinued. Next time I am at the camper, I'll locate the paperwork. Makes sense to me though, after dropping the camper on the hitch, the bed deflection causes the bolt to no longer be torqued properly, allowing some fore and aft movement. I can get more than one turn of the bolt to obtain the proper torque. Current truck is a 2012 Ram 3500 Dually. I do wish I had a more secure connection with the modern puck system, but this truck is paid for now, so I'll stick with it.
Jackathan 10/13/21 08:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Andersen Ultimate Hitch - my observations

I have the steel Andersen. The instructions that came with the hitch stated to re-torque the top bolt after placing the full tongue weight on the ball. So, after lowering the rv onto the ball, I loosen the two locking bolts, and re-torque the center bolt, then re-torque the locking bolts. Makes a big difference in the towing experience. I only do this once, when installing the hitch. Then, for subsequent hitching and towing, I don't adjust it. If I remove and re-install the hitch, I perform the procedure again. Andersen address this in the FAQ here: https://help.andersenhitches.com/faq/what-should-be-the-torque-of-the-top-bolt-on-the-ultimate-fifth-wheel-connection-hitch
Jackathan 10/13/21 07:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black Eye

It's quite clear. Your mirrors are there so you can see the jerk big rig driver riding your butt and attempting to intimidate you with aggressive honking, while you are simply trying to navigate the road in a safe manner. There is much we don't know in this story. How long was the truck driver held up? 1 hour? In one hour at 55 you go 55 miles. In one hour at 45 you go 45 miles. 10 miles difference in the hour, so the truck driver was put back maybe 8 minutes?. I suspect the whole incident may have taken less time, so the impact to the truck drivers day may have been minimal. When I am driving to a destination with our 14k fifth wheel, 3 kids, 2 dogs and wife in the truck, I will decide what speed and lane I need to be in depending on traffic and conditions. I don't intentionally hold people back, but it sometimes can happen. I also don't let, what I call, vehicle bullying, affect me in the least.
Jackathan 09/21/21 09:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Black Eye

Well, Bluedog, you have no insight into the person driving the RV. It could be someone who is new to driving an RV. Maybe it is the first time they were driving the RV in an area that has grades, and passing lanes, and the need to control speed. Maybe it was their first time on that road, with uncertainty of the lanes. When to move over? How long before I have to move back? Sometimes it may be best to stay the course if you are unsure. I feel some people should have more consideration, understanding, and compassion for other people. Possibly you, and the truck driver are the black eye?
Jackathan 09/16/21 09:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cripple creek/Pikes Peak

We stayed a week at Lone Duck on 6/20. They are completely rebuilding the top of Pikes Peak. New visitor center, catwalks/overlooks. You were stopped at mile 16 and sent to a makeshift parking area. From there, you had to ride a shuttle bus to the top. One exception was if you had a handicap tag, you could continue on to the top. We have one, so we were able to drive to the top. Pick the day you want to go carefully. You want a clear day, otherwise, it could be cloudy and/or snowing and you won't be able to see much.
Jackathan 07/15/21 06:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Accelerating my brake controller applies the trailer brakes

Shamrocker21, same thing happened to our 2007 Tahoe. Replaced the brake pedal switch, cruise control started working.
Jackathan 06/30/21 06:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Truck - family of 5 and 65lb dog

Sorry pic didn't work.
Jackathan 06/27/21 01:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck - family of 5 and 65lb dog

No Problem. Don't worry about it. We have been camping for years with a 70lb Golden Doodle and a Shi Tzu. The doodle rides in the back with three kids, the Tzu in the front with us. The doodle just lays on the floor and sleeps, Unless there is food! 2012 Ram 3500 dually long bed. https://www.amazon.com/photos/all/gallery/tKmwt5KZRN-cqUO54KpbIw
Jackathan 06/27/21 01:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Help!!!! Travel Trailer Back in

We've been camping for 10 years. First, a 28' trailer, then, 36' fifth wheel, now 39' fifth wheel. Backed into so many sites, left, right, sun, at night, off cambers, off level, trees, in the rain, in the rain at night, brick retaining walls, drop offs, short sites, knocked down posts, removed posts, vehicles parked on the road. Once with a bow hunter that used our site as a parking spot. Squeezed in next to him about 4" away. Good guy though, had a good laugh when he returned. Pretty much everything. Some of these older campgrounds weren't designed for a 39' rig with long bed dually. Point is, even after 10 years, it is still hit or miss. Sometimes I get in on one shot, sometimes many more. At the storage unit, I often unhook the fifth wheel, and re-position the truck. I do a lot of Get Out and Look. Even then, I rarely get exactly where I want to be. Oh Well!
Jackathan 02/25/21 09:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: How did I do this? - Bent Ball Mount

Yes, capacitor. I always got out and removed the sway bar before backing into a site.
Jackathan 01/22/21 07:58pm Towing
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