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RE: Wheel Bearings - re-grease?

I wouldn't.
fj12ryder 10/20/21 06:12am Tech Issues
RE: Barker Automatic valve openers

Yeah, if mine were binding and hard to pull, I'd probably be looking too. Gotta admit they do have a certain amount of geeky appeal. :)
fj12ryder 10/17/21 05:11pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Forest River Electric Water Heater Issue

Even our new-to-us 2019 Momentum still has the manual switch out in water heater enclosure. All electronic stuff everywhere, but some still manual also. You can pick up a new heating element at a hardware store, usually 1500 watts. Cheaper than at a camping supply store.
fj12ryder 10/17/21 05:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Barker Automatic valve openers

For $300 I think I'll stick to easy and simple. :) And spend the extra money on fuel.
fj12ryder 10/16/21 04:19pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Amps/voltage to trailer brakes

Just curious how a person would adjust a manually adjustable drum brake unless they used the "tiny hole on the backing plate"?
fj12ryder 10/16/21 04:16pm Tech Issues
RE: 2 cycle oil Dodge 5.9 diesel

Nope, never have. Thought about it, but never did it.
fj12ryder 10/15/21 12:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Part of the statement from Tesla was that they would endeavor to hire "people of color", and try to maintain diversity in the job place.
fj12ryder 10/11/21 09:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Newsom signs bill to ban the sell of gas powered generators

Why don't they include those stinking motorcycles. Motorcycles were indeed more fuel-efficient than cars and emitted less of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, but they emitted far more smog-forming hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen, as well as the toxic air pollutant carbon monoxide. For the most recent model year vehicles tested -- from the '00s -- the motorcycle used 28% less fuel than the comparable decade car and emitted 30% fewer carbon dioxide emissions, but it emitted 416% more hydrocarbons, 3,220% more oxides of nitrogen and 8,065% more carbon monoxide.And they they can go after the boat motors. No reason those little boats need motors anyway. They're fourstroke now, but doubt if they have much smog controls.
fj12ryder 10/10/21 06:17pm Around the Campfire
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Also, those Texans probably don't realize how much their government forked out to get Tesla to build there. :) Hint: "Travis County offered the electric car giant a package of tax incentives worth about $1,200 a year for each of the five thousand jobs it promises to create at its new factory." Spoiler, that's $6,000,000. And "Del Valle ISD’s incentives were matched by Travis County’s, which will give Tesla additional property tax rebates worth $14 million over ten year."
fj12ryder 10/10/21 01:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

We priced our truck and 5th wheel to sell earlier this year. We had the trailer priced at $25,000, and the truck at $18,500, which is what I paid for it 15 years ago. We had many offers to buy the truck, one guy said he would buy both to get the truck!! It's a 2001 Dodge diesel dually quadcab, with 119,000 miles, and the six speed manual. Apparently more desirable than I had thought. Ended up we sold the trailer and kept the truck, and now using it to pull our new-to-us 5th wheel.
fj12ryder 10/09/21 10:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tires again

The age of the tires can be determined by the DOT code on the sidewall. Four numbers in a oval, the first two numbers are the week and the second two are the year. If they are OEM tires, you're likely living on borrowed time, although our Sailun tires on the last trailer were 7 years old when we sold it.
fj12ryder 10/09/21 10:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

A slight hijack: the price of used trucks knocks me out even more than the price of new trucks. Just saw a 2017 Ford 3/4 ton on Craigslist, pretty loaded, and priced at $65,000!!
fj12ryder 10/09/21 07:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Barker Automatic valve openers

Personally I go with the KISS concept, so I'd stick with cable. JMO of course.
fj12ryder 10/07/21 07:19am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Tires again

Just a heads-up about the Sailun: they are now made in Vietnam, and there have been several instances of complete tread separation. This was on tires made earlier this year in Vietnam. Dunno if it's a continuing problem. I loved the Sailun tires on my Fuzion, six years old and still going strong when I sold the trailer. Now I'm having second thoughts, but won't need tires for another year or so, hopefully anyway. There may be more news by then.
fj12ryder 10/07/21 07:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

where is the semi?I'm listening, but hearing nothing but crickets. But after all it's only been 4 years. :)That is because those crickets are busy building the factory in TX. And Semi seems to have been pushed to come after ModelY & CT at the plant under construction.Maybe they could have been upfront from the beginning, and explained it will be several years before the semi is available. But I don't remember ever hearing that. What I heard was Next Year, Next Year, ad infinitum. And of course "It's just around the corner".
fj12ryder 10/06/21 06:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rental Car Question

Be sure to check your own insurance. It should cover rental car insurance. The main advantage of rental car provided by the company is instant coverage. The rental agreements usually have a provision that any damage will be payable when the car is returned. I've always used my own insurance and never had any issues, but also never had an damage. You pays yer money, you takes yer cherce.
fj12ryder 10/05/21 01:32pm Around the Campfire
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

where is the semi?I'm listening, but hearing nothing but crickets. But after all it's only been 4 years. :)
fj12ryder 10/05/21 01:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Renting your RV

Yes, there are companies that will rent out your RV for you. How you repair it when you get it back from rental is up to you. Seriously, considering how finicky these rolling habitats can be, would you really consider renting it out? The only way I would consider it is if I didn't plan on using the trailer myself, and didn't pay very much for it.
fj12ryder 10/04/21 07:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: landing gear issue

If the leg motor works at all, it's unlikely to be the fuse. Our 2010 Fuzion 383 leg motor finally bit the big one. It never worked very quickly, and just kept getting slower and slower. I replaced the motor/legs with the Bulldog system with separate motors for each leg. An excellent solution IMO. The legs no longer struggled. The trailer is gone but the Bulldog system was great.
fj12ryder 10/04/21 11:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Best WIFI Hotspot

We use a hotspot from StraightTalk, i.e. Walmart. It uses the Verizon network and runs about $50/month for unlimited data. There are cheaper plans with limited data. We don't stream movies or such, just FB, YouTube, email, and various web surfing. Works great for us. We don't use it all the time, so we can not use for six months, or whatever, and not pay monthly fees. Then reactivate and off we go.
fj12ryder 10/03/21 07:53pm Technology Corner
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