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RE: Torque on Lug Nuts

Oh, . . . come on. Please stop it. I'm not saying that owning something like a Dewalt/PorterCable 6 gallon 120 volt pancake compressor (no affiliation) is the most efficient, production line industrial/commercial way to live your life. THAT'S NOT WHAT I'M/WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE. Granted, when using a pancake style compressor, you may have to pause briefly to recharge the tank (to 165 psi) after breaking a few oyer-torqued lug bolts/nuts (maybe 650 ft-lbs in this case) but it WILL get them off so that you can, . . . git-er-done in an emergency situation rather than sitting dead in the water. (waiting for some (IMO) overpriced "expert" like you to show up) Chum lee I am sorry that you seem think that I infringe on your self-anointed "Expert Status."
RedRollingRoadblock 10/04/20 01:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Torque on Lug Nuts

Whenever anyone (well, . . . besides myself) touches the wheels, tires, suspension components, etc., on ANY vehicle I own, drive, etc., I ALWAYS check/retorque at least a few of the lug nuts/bolts before I leave visual range of the shop that just worked on it. I don't enjoy getting stuck with a flat tire, at night, while it's raining/pouring in the middle of nowhere with a lug nut/bolt that was torqued to 450 ft-lbs and now I CAN'T GET IT OFF with the tools I have. The factory spec on the MH is 150 ft-lbs. Chum lee Factory specs on ours is 450#. My biggest torque wrench only goes to 300#. Might be time,for a torque multiplier. Wow! 450 ft-lbs. That's a lot. (well beyond the capability of mortal men) A torque multiplier is a good idea. If I was driving your vehicle (no, I'm not giving advice here) I would consider investing in a 120 volt pancake style compressor and a 3/4" drive heavy duty pneumatic impact gun like they use in the long haul truck stops. Chum lee A pancake compressor wouldn't last for one lug bolt, if that.
RedRollingRoadblock 10/01/20 09:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sway Bar mounting brackets bolts.

It is a well known problem. What you did putting Locktite Blue on them then torque to 66 pounds. (That's two fingers on a 3/8 drive ratchet. LOL) The nuts also are known to break the spot weld, Use your best jury-rigging to get them tightened. Ford warranted mine when it was there for an unrelated issue.
RedRollingRoadblock 10/01/20 09:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oregon coast to I-5 south?

Just about any Oregon State routes from the coast a doable trip. The Only exception is Hy 36 between Mapleton and Junction City. It can de done but you will be worn out when you finish. What is your destination going south? There is some California routes that would be fine too. Don't take CA 36 between Fortuna and Red Bluff.
RedRollingRoadblock 10/01/20 08:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: Craters of the Moon, ID

We will be heading West from Yellowstone and have decided to take the high road as we are taking the low road to get there. Never been but I hear it is worth seeing. Hope to hear opinions one way or another. Thinks were pretty well closed up in October due to COVID. Museum was closed, gift shop open. I wanted to drive the toad through the Park but was overruled. I was going to spend the night in the campground but decided against it as I figured the temps were going to be to warm. Glad I called that right.
RedRollingRoadblock 09/27/20 11:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Craters of the Moon, ID

Another vote for Picabo Angler RV Park in Picabo, ID. It is a good park about 30 miles from Craters of the Moon. Water and 50 amp and a dump station. Decent AT&T to stream. Right on highway but very little traffic at night so it is quite as a tomb. Plenty of grass. Lot of room between sites, mix of pull through and backin spots. IIRC I saw a propane tank at the hardware store. We were there mid October, the store was open, and I think the restaurant was working limited hours. In another lifetime the food was good, use to make deliveries to the hardware store occasionally and would eat there.
RedRollingRoadblock 09/27/20 11:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Oregon Coast in September

Smart on doing the jet boats. You will get wet and have a blast. The ride is surprisingly smooth, but your butt gets a little tired. Do at least the 80 mile trip. The two spots that they do the meal stops both have good food and decent prices. Our go to place is Kimball's Creek. They are the only RV park on the river with a dock that Jerry's stops at. You can book at the park. Place is a little dated but clean, lot of full timers and great people. If southbound GPS will route you off 101 north of Gold Beach on Edson Creek Road and it is a good county road.
RedRollingRoadblock 08/03/20 03:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Costco batteries

Bought (4) 6 volt from them about 16 months ago. Doing as expected. Ad a watering system and keep them happy. Flow-Rite is one. On Amazon and some auto part stores.
RedRollingRoadblock 06/30/20 04:28pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Required signing waiver of responsibilty

Here is some interesting reading on this. The next to the last paragraph about sums it up.
RedRollingRoadblock 06/30/20 04:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Flashlights

You can't go wrong with a Maglite. For me Maglite is about 50/50. I worked nights for most of my working time, always carried a Mini Mag on my belt. After several years the switch started to fail. I bet the last 10 years I have bought 6-7 of them. Last one I bought was bad out of the package. Plus all of the canvas holsters stitching when they switched from the leather pulls out in about 3 months. No more Mini Mags for me, but after several months I'm still reaching for it. Retired 5 years ago. Now the 2 and 4 cells I have had good luck with, beat the heck out of them and kept working. I think I may have had one go bad and the other I dropped when I was changing the batteries, and it landed on the open end of the tube.
RedRollingRoadblock 06/30/20 04:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: A Minor Consequence of Touch Screen Technology

I'm not a big fan of the touch screen in my vehicle. The big "distracted driving, don't use your cell phone or we will all die “ doesn't hold a candle to the display in your car. Does one need six different functions just to adjust the HACV system? And you have to look at the screen every time you touch it.
RedRollingRoadblock 06/28/20 09:49am Around the Campfire
RE: Florida Plates; How to Prove We haven't Been There Lately.

No matter how much some of the Governors want to, they are not going to be able to demand your "papers" Nazi style. You may get asked at some point if an area is having real problems, but I wouldn't let it stop me from going. In each case simply stating where you are going and that you're a turtle (carrying your house on your back) and therefore are social distancing should end any questions as long as you don't leave the US. Yet.
RedRollingRoadblock 06/28/20 09:37am General RVing Issues
RE: New Ford Chassis

Not enough of a change to be excited about! Let’s see independent front suspension, and an air ride option. Maybe they can gear them properly, many are under geared which makes them extremely slow, and OD useless. Not too mention having to turn on Tow Haul every time you start it! The air ride option might be sooner than some think. Ford’s 7.3L engine, an integrated air compressor will be available for the first time for the 2022 model year. The compressor can be used to power air brakes, air suspension, and other accessories like air horns or air ride seats. Currently, air brakes are only available on diesel-powered trucks. While it doesn't say that it will be offered on the F53 it doesn't rule it out.
RedRollingRoadblock 06/23/20 10:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ? 12-Inch Female-Female Hose - What For?

Because you have a section of hose with male connections on both ends?
RedRollingRoadblock 06/22/20 10:46am General RVing Issues
RE: TPMS TST 507 vs EEZRV tire system

I have the EEZ RV system. It works fine but if you buy that system and your RV is long (I'd say more than 28-30 feet), you better get the extender too. I had a 34 foot 5th wheel and occasionally one of the sensors would stop working. Now that I have a longer 5th wheel, I definately need the extender. The same might be true with the TST 507 system but I have no personal knowledge with that system. Your experience is the exact same as mine. My Bounder is 35' and my toad sensors would drop off. The extender solved that. Other than that it has worked fine.
RedRollingRoadblock 06/18/20 10:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best tow set up

I've been using a ReadyBrute with integrated ReadyBrake for over 10 years. Easy to hookup and works great. Another vote for ReadyBrute.
RedRollingRoadblock 06/17/20 10:47am Dinghy Towing
RE: Harbor Freight has lifetime warranty on hand tools

Bought a 3/4 drive set at HF. Flex bar became mortally wounded so I was watching it close. Finally died. Tossed it in the seat and went down to the store and got a new one. Checking out I was making small talk with the clerk and said my other one broke. She asked if I had it and told me to bring it in. Swapped it out on the spot. I didn't tell her I had about 4 foot of pipe on the end of it.
RedRollingRoadblock 06/16/20 10:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Rescue California to Coeur d'Alene Idaho

If you go the way ramyankee suggest there is a great little park in Standish right where A-3 comes back into 395. Bunch of full timers in it but keeps the center section (drive through) open for travelers. We stopped in planned for an overnight and spent a second. DW found a slot at the casino she fell in love with. Food there was decent too. Making reservations was like this. "Yeah, I got room. What's you name? Please call if something comes up and you can't make it." Days End RV Park
RedRollingRoadblock 06/16/20 10:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Recommendations for Moab campground Is where we stayed last year. I kind of put all of them on the wall and threw darts and hit this one. It is nothing spectacular. Average sites, very clean, most have plenty of room for toad parking. We ended up with the one of the few that didn't have sewer but I knew that when I made reservations. Sits up on a little hill above the road, traffic noise during the day but no big deal for us. Besides, we were out during the day and the night traffic is light. The managers are great, he is a kick to BS with with a interesting background. Hit the Moab Dinner in downtown. Usual hamburgers and stuff with a surprisingly large menu. Decent prices. Also the Moab Brewery on the south end of town. Came recommended but for some reason didn't make it. Moab Grill is another decent place that won't break the bank. Decent steak. Ate their 18 years ago and we had to try it again. Wasn't disappointed. The Maverick station at the south end of town handy place for fuel. Separate large vehicle pumps and you can go around the station to enter/exit. Canyonlands NP is nice, Entrance to it is north of Arches 15 (?) miles. Better views than most of Grand Canyon IMO. Hope that you are going to hit Bryce Canyon. I would go back there in a heartbeat.
RedRollingRoadblock 06/15/20 09:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pecking Order Gas Coaches under 35'

IMO I would scratch anything REV/Fleetwood makes. The poor quality of the structural work becomes very evident after 2-3 years. The fact that they are good at putting lipstick on a pig just makes it a pig with lipstick. 2016 Bounder
RedRollingRoadblock 06/14/20 09:59am Class A Motorhomes
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