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Forum: Technical Corner Yesterday, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By sourdough
Javi, somehow I missed this post during the...

Javi, somehow I missed this post during the Thanksgiving excitement.

I use a watering system for the batteries. No lifting of lids after installation....no nothing. Just replenish water every...
Forum: Technical Corner Yesterday, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By sourdough
If you don't boondock, always stay in a public...

If you don't boondock, always stay in a public full hookup sites, I just don't see the need for the AGMs. I used to boondock with 2 grp. 24s and a generator. When I stopped boondocking I never felt...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance Yesterday, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By sourdough
You are right. I have never agreed to the...

You are right. I have never agreed to the "shorting" of axle/tire capacities due to off loading weight to the tongue/pin. I've always dealt with it aware of what they were doing and the...
Forum: Keystone Questions Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By sourdough
Here's a link to a conversation about this topic...

Here's a link to a conversation about this topic from rv.net;

https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29572239/print/true.cfm

I think the key things I would think about would...
Forum: Keystone Questions 11-28-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By sourdough
I have a couple of sets of plastic scrapers of...

I have a couple of sets of plastic scrapers of various sizes; look like putty knives sort of. The sharp edges of a metal scraper/putty knife can zip right through EPDM/TPO if gets away from you. I...
Forum: Towing 11-28-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,207
Posted By sourdough
Whoa there Nelly!! Start walking?? Even if I...

Whoa there Nelly!! Start walking?? Even if I could figure out a contraption to strap on my shoulders so I could pull the trailer I figure I would be even more of a distraction/hazard for other...
Forum: Towing 11-27-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,207
Posted By sourdough
I think what many folks don't get is that the...

I think what many folks don't get is that the axle ratings are the MAX that particular axle can carry....no safety margin, no nothing. When folks think they then can load to the max axle ratings,...
Forum: Towing 11-27-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,207
Posted By sourdough
You're wrong again. Yes, I can go to the DMV and...

You're wrong again. Yes, I can go to the DMV and tell them to register my truck for "xyz" gvw within limits. That is strictly a clerical thing and CAN get you if you pay fees for say an 8800lb....
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 11-27-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By sourdough
Check Those Drain Connections!!

The holiday season is upon us which brings increased activity around the house....and RV (if you're out and about in it).

Yesterday morning DW was cleaning up MORE dishes from Thanksgiving and our...
Forum: Campfire Chatter 11-25-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By sourdough
OK, what the heck? Handing off? The young'uns...

OK, what the heck? Handing off? The young'uns doing it? How did we work that deal?

Not really but sort of. Always did Thanksgiving with us doing everything with the kids at home, when they...
Forum: Toy Haulers 11-24-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,607
Posted By sourdough
IMO a 50A cable at 40-50' IS heavy and...

IMO a 50A cable at 40-50' IS heavy and cantankerous to maneuver....every one I've ever dealt with and so thinks everyone I know. I think the question was directed at buying available cable options...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 11-24-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By sourdough
A couple of questions; are you looking at new...

A couple of questions; are you looking at new models of RVs and are you sure they aren't ducted? I've looked at lots of Keystones and they seem to be ducted mostly. The Arcadia line is a new one...
Forum: Toy Haulers 11-24-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,607
Posted By sourdough
So far we've never used the 15' extension. With...

So far we've never used the 15' extension. With the old 30' cable I did have a few occasions where I would have to reposition the trailer so the cable would reach the power ped...barely. In my...
Forum: Toy Haulers 11-24-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,607
Posted By sourdough
Really long lengths of power cable are hard to...

Really long lengths of power cable are hard to handle, store and just manipulate for use. I have a 30' 50A cable that I used on my last trailer. It was coiled, uncoiled then placed into the storage...
Forum: Technical Corner 11-23-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By sourdough
Mark I don't know your exact situation but I can...

Mark I don't know your exact situation but I can say that in years past with my adventures that the appliances seem to be placed without any thought of removal by an owner. I've always found I had...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-23-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,718
Posted By sourdough
What was the OE tire size on the truck? The...

What was the OE tire size on the truck? The lower the profile the harder they are when inflated to max psi to carry a trailer. Not only that but the short sidewalls can let a pothole etc. drive the...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 11-21-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,013
Posted By sourdough
The scenario of towing RVs when you get to Nissan...

The scenario of towing RVs when you get to Nissan and Toyota does affect purchase - the 2 brands have never gotten to where they need to be to be a "towing" truck. They know how to make a "tall"...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 11-21-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By sourdough
How long is a "few" weeks, a couple, 3 or months?...

How long is a "few" weeks, a couple, 3 or months? That should be shown to the SM and insist that they fix it. Depending on your relationship with the dealership they may or may not - I would expect...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 11-21-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,572
Posted By sourdough
Mark you are correct. The ST tire carrying an RV...

Mark you are correct. The ST tire carrying an RV should be run at the max pressure/weight shown on the sidewall. Sidewall rating should then be used as it is measured against the RV. I am not a...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 11-21-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,013
Posted By sourdough
What you're seeing is regional buying....factory...

What you're seeing is regional buying....factory right in town or thereabouts vs cross country and it's certainly not indicative of around the country.

In my neck of the woods in W TX there will...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 11-20-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,881
Posted By sourdough
IMO all the NHTSA "regs" quoted are simply to...

IMO all the NHTSA "regs" quoted are simply to make sure those that want to cut corners and "make excuses" know that there are some sort of guidelines.

The things said about you can't this or...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 11-20-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,651
Posted By sourdough
I use one of the extensions listed on the link. ...

I use one of the extensions listed on the link. I would rather it get ate up by bad peds than my EMS;
...
Forum: Keystone RV Service & Warranty Issues 11-19-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,541
Posted By sourdough
I have moved this post from an old thread to one...

I have moved this post from an old thread to one of its own.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-18-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,031
Posted By sourdough
Self driving vehicles are ridiculous and can't...

Self driving vehicles are ridiculous and can't possibly be "reliable" (as in human brain power). Unless we put them all on a rail and let them roll behind each other there is no way they can watch,...
Forum: Towing 11-18-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By sourdough
It sounds like this guy was towing something that...

It sounds like this guy was towing something that required a CDL and he didn't have one along with a host of other infractions. I suspect this happens every day. As far as RVs, folks are out there...
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