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Forum: Eastern USA 09-01-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By Taranwanderer
Guessing thatís booked by now, but Iíll have our...

Guessing thatís booked by now, but Iíll have our reservation guy check. Thanks.
Forum: Eastern USA 09-01-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By Taranwanderer
Most of these are self-inflicted. You get...

Most of these are self-inflicted. You get hammered and ride, bad things happen.
Forum: Eastern USA 09-01-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By Taranwanderer
Daytona Bike Week 2020 suggestions

Planning to hit Daytona for bike week in March 2020. The CG we stayed at in 2015 has had some really bad reviews since we were there (Thunder Gulch in Bunell.) New owner, bad water on site, etc. ...
Forum: General Travel Trailer & Fifth Wheel Discussion 08-26-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,520
Posted By Taranwanderer
30 or 50A, 120V people. Letís remove all...

30 or 50A, 120V people. Letís remove all references to ď240VĒ out of this thread, except to say, ďdonít use 240V.Ē

I had an electrician do mine at the same time that he was running power to my...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-24-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,211
Posted By Taranwanderer
Iím betting that if you lived further north,...

Iím betting that if you lived further north, where road salt eats/ corrodes everything, you might have had to do this once or twice.

And yes, ďdielectricĒ grease causes the electricity to ďdie,Ē...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-19-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By Taranwanderer
B&W Companion recommendation

Purchased a B&W turnover ball and Companion 5th wheel hitch in 2014. Installed it as per directions, and never removed the base (had the head off a few times to lube the bushings.) Went to remove the...
Forum: XLR 08-05-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,798
Posted By Taranwanderer
This seems like a good plan. Thanks for the idea!

This seems like a good plan. Thanks for the idea!
Forum: XLR 08-04-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,313
Posted By Taranwanderer
To the O.P: Regard to the two tubes that you...

To the O.P: Regard to the two tubes that you found- One is likely a drain, and the other is likely a vent. The vent should be open when youíre using the water from your tank so the air can get in...
Forum: XLR 06-12-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,798
Posted By Taranwanderer
Oh, I agree. I always do a walk around prior to...

Oh, I agree. I always do a walk around prior to driving, but who can predict that a plastic box is going to $h1t the bed and crack, dropping your battery like an explosive turd out into the highway....
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 06-11-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,377
Posted By Taranwanderer
Started with LRE ST tires when new, then upgraded...

Started with LRE ST tires when new, then upgraded to Sailun LRG, ST, same size. Overkill is underrated.👍
Forum: XLR 06-11-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,798
Posted By Taranwanderer
Gotcha. But my point about poor design/placement...

Gotcha. But my point about poor design/placement still stands. Who installs it is kind of irrelevant. 🤔
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 06-11-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,889
Posted By Taranwanderer
Another option: if you have a local stone...

Another option: if you have a local stone quarry, they will often let you roll across their scale (especially if you buy stone from them.)😂
Forum: General Community Discussions 06-11-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,553
Posted By Taranwanderer
It sounds like you need to build a relationship...

It sounds like you need to build a relationship with a dealer thatís closer to you. As mentioned earlier in this thread, the money you save on purchase by driving some distance away isnít worth the...
Forum: Eastern USA 06-11-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By Taranwanderer
Just stayed at Harrisonburg KOA and I will be...

Just stayed at Harrisonburg KOA and I will be going back soon. Itís a bit further south than you want, but itís a nice place.
Forum: Eastern USA 06-11-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,988
Posted By Taranwanderer
The worst hills youíre going to encounter on 81...

The worst hills youíre going to encounter on 81 are between Scranton and Frackville. Once you come down off the Broad Mountain and hit Pine Grove, 81 is pretty flat, even in VA (a few hills but...
Forum: XLR 06-11-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By Taranwanderer
Iíve never attempted this type of repair, but I...

Iíve never attempted this type of repair, but I bet your local Home Depot or Loweís could be helpful. Or a carpeting/flooring place. Good luck.👍
Forum: XLR 06-11-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,798
Posted By Taranwanderer
That may be true, but itís still a FR designed...

That may be true, but itís still a FR designed spot for it, regardless of who installs it, and itís still seems like a bad design idea to put your 50# battery in a hole in your forward storage...
Forum: XLR 06-10-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,798
Posted By Taranwanderer
Oh, this wasnít welding. Welding would imply that...

Oh, this wasnít welding. Welding would imply that the part that failed was made of metal.🙄 This was entirely due to the thin white plastic battery box which degraded and became brittle over time. It...
Forum: XLR 06-10-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,798
Posted By Taranwanderer
Check your battery box!

Towing the XLR today, to the dealer for inspection, and a car pulls up next to me and starts pointing.😡. I pull over, and what do I find? The crappy plastic battery box that hangs through the floor...
Forum: XLR 06-10-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,994
Posted By Taranwanderer
Did you turn the valve? If you donít flip the...

Did you turn the valve? If you donít flip the valve to draw from the jug hose instead of the freshwater tank hose, it wonít suck antifreeze from the jug.

As for the bleach injection I just pour...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 12-09-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,716
Posted By Taranwanderer
I am also plagued by the ďyou have won...Ē pop up...

I am also plagued by the ďyou have won...Ē pop up bull$h1t. It doesnít matter if my iPad is set to cellular use or WiFi, still getting pop ups that cannot be navigated away from. Please fix this. ...
Forum: XLR 01-30-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,994
Posted By Taranwanderer
No thread is ever dead around here!:roflblack: ...

No thread is ever dead around here!:roflblack: Welcome to the 30HFS-5 family of orphans and abandoned children.:rolleyes:
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 09-20-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,183
Posted By Taranwanderer
I did the Amazon/eBay thing too, at first--until...

I did the Amazon/eBay thing too, at first--until I realized that there was no way of knowing if any given stem would fit my wheels without having it right there to test fit. So, I went to my local...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 09-20-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,183
Posted By Taranwanderer
Some observations: I do think that tire care...

Some observations:

I do think that tire care and being persistent with inflation pressure is the number one thing you can do to prevent explosions--followed closely by not overloading and keeping...
Forum: XLR 07-20-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,190
Posted By Taranwanderer
Agree that this is a topic that has been beat to...

Agree that this is a topic that has been beat to death. Some people prefer STs and some prefer LTs. The big issue that I have with LT's, and I've said this a million times on these forums, is that...
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