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RE: interstate 40 from New York to Las Vegas

I think I'd go zippity doodah to St Louis. In St Louis pick up I-44 to Oklahoma City. In OKC pickup I-40 and head west. New York to I-40 has tons of options. Personally I'd cross the Mississippi River above Memphis, do not go through Memphis. If the weather is good I might take I-70 through Denver and cross into Utah. In Utah get on I-15 and head south to Lost Wages NV. If the weather is not good, wintertime weather, I HATE driving I-70 from Denver going west. NO way I am going to put tire chains on. Eisenhower is good but the weather gets rough in the wintertime. Yeah Colorado does a good job snow plowing but I just don't want to mess with it. If you decide to go through Denver make sure the weather is good, then run it straight through to Grand Junction, don't dilly dally and stop and have the weather turn on you. If you're in Denver and the weather forecast goes bad, take I-25 south to Albuquerque and I-40. Best wishes to you, good luck.
OkieGene 09/29/21 07:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: Are Butyl Tapes Equal?

Consider using Eternabond. That stuff seriously sticks!!!
OkieGene 09/22/21 11:21pm Tech Issues
RE: What's in your tool kit? What about other must-haves?

I'd definitely carry a roll of Eternabond tape and a quality caulk gun ($15-ish for a dripless unit) and a couple tubes of Dicor, along with a roll of Butyl tape. Some quality duck tape too. I have one of those reflective vests you see highway crews wearing, they only cost a few bucks. I'd add to that a package of the reflective triangles (don't buy the cheapies, they blow over too easily, get the ones the 18-wheelers use. Harbor Freight sells some battery powered RED flashing light things, they only cost around $5 or $6. I have some and they are awesome. On that note, plenty of flashlights and electric lantern, battery powered (around $10 at Harbor Freight. A weather radio is a must. Buy a larger and better fire extinguisher, the one you have now most likely is the size that will barely put out a cigarette butt.
OkieGene 09/20/21 12:38pm Beginning RVing
RE: What's in your tool kit? What about other must-haves?

Torx bit screwdrivers in addition to slotted and Phillips. Unless the RV industry has changed Torx screws are their favorite fastener after staples. I'd look things over carefully, you might have some fasteners that use the Square Bits, the Robertson type.
OkieGene 09/20/21 12:36pm Beginning RVing
RE: Kohler 5CKM21 no compression in both cylinders

I think, if this were me, I'd call a Mobil RV Tech to come out and perform an analysis, and then go from there.
OkieGene 09/20/21 12:34pm Tech Issues
RE: What's in your tool kit? What about other must-haves?

Multi-meter and have the basic knowledge on how to use it. This is something I hadn't thought of, thanks! Do you think we should get a traditional one with leads, or a clamping type? Yes, absolutely Yes. You can buy a single unit that has both the clamp on as well as leads.
OkieGene 09/20/21 12:31pm Beginning RVing
RE: trying to get stuck tire off

^^^^ Thanks for this info.
OkieGene 07/18/21 08:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: SPAM-alama-dingdong

Spam Spam Spam Eggs and Spam Spam The great old Monty Python skit, enjoy.
OkieGene 06/30/21 08:53am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Getting Through OK City

We always use the turnpike when headed West or coming back home but we have the pikepass so don't know how much the toll is. Road is so much better that way.. Hey! You’re supposed to be doing Field Day today! Not messing around on the internet! Um, well uh, never mind. Carry on. Lol 73’s de N5USS
OkieGene 06/26/21 01:59pm Roads and Routes
RE: Getting Through OK City

Oklahoma is going to get rid of the toll booths and go with either a PikePass or will bill you via the US Mail (based from tag reading). This is not in effect yet but it is coming. How do you pay on the Kilpatric right now. I have a PikePass since I live here (but I do plan on moving to Green Valley in 2 years at retirement). PikePass originated in Oklahoma, now Oklahoma/Texas/Kansas are all linked together for travelers and billing purposes. July 25th is the last day of being able to pay cash for any Oklahoma Turnpike. At this same time they are switching over to a license plate reader and will send you a bill in the mail to pay. Basically you'll just cruise right on through without ever slowing down and stopping, impeding traffic, etc.
OkieGene 06/24/21 12:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: Getting Through OK City

Oklahoma is going to get rid of the toll booths and go with either a PikePass or will bill you via the US Mail (based from tag reading). This is not in effect yet but it is coming.
OkieGene 06/23/21 10:57am Roads and Routes
RE: It's hot!

Yeah it's hot. In fact, it's so hot the chickens are laying hard boiled eggs!
OkieGene 06/21/21 10:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: 1 month old TT totaled?

I really hate to skip this summber since I've already booked a few trips. Plus we got this TT mainly try to take kid travel during COVID, and NOW is when we really need it. I seriously doubt that you could get it fixed soon, even before the end of Summer/start of Fall, even if they started today. RV repair shops are busy, they'd have to order parts, it's a huge job to even attempt to fix it. I seriously doubt that you can find a reputable RV repair shop that would even take on the job, due to liability reasons. I used to run auto repair shops, and I would never rebuild a totaled out unit, whether car, truck, van or RV. The owner will never be happy, it's almost impossible to to rebuild something to the owners expectations. It's a battle the shop would regret. In my opinion only, I think it's best to take the insurance money and look for another unit. Best wishes to you, and good luck.
OkieGene 05/29/21 01:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: 1 month old TT totaled?

Well at least you weren't hurt in the incident. It's my opinion based on my observations that often times the damage gets even worse when the tow truck company rights the trailer back on its wheels. Some tow truck/wrecker companies are more conscientious and have more patience and experience and tools/equipment to get things back upright. Some are outright jerks and they tear the **** out of the rig righting it. I'm thinking especially of a well known and popular tow truck/wrecker service on the West Coast who has a YouTube channel. You can see for yourself how they just destroy many things they touch. And no, I'm not going to name them, you can probably find them on your own. It's not just an eye opener, it's a jaw dropper to see them work.
OkieGene 05/28/21 09:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Auxiliary fuel tank

Go to Transfer Flow dot com and run your truck through the options. You might be able to get a larger tank to replace the one you have now, or one to sit under the truck bed somewhere. They also have a lot options for an in-bed tank, anything from a fuel only tank to one that shares space with a toolbox. .
OkieGene 05/27/21 04:01pm Fifth-Wheels
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