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Forum: On the Road | Travel Chat 06-04-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,229
Posted By wbdavey
Many have recommended I-95. I suggest I-81 to...

Many have recommended I-95. I suggest I-81 to I-77 in southern VA, to I-26, to I-95 in middle South Carolina. Yes, I-81 has hills and trucks, but I-95 has TRAFFIC at Baltimore and Washington DC and...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 06-01-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,784
Posted By wbdavey
Skip the Alcoa wheels and GPS

The pretty polished aluminum wheels make it a PITA to rotate your tires because the inside duals are plain steel. To do a proper rotation you have to swap tires from steel to aluminum wheels or do a...
Forum: Dynamax 05-14-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,098
Posted By wbdavey
If you Google NYS DMV Air Brakes you'll find...

If you Google NYS DMV Air Brakes you'll find several sample multiple choice tests of 25 questions each. You must get at least 20 right to pass. Try it, it's not as easy as it sounds.

I don't know...
Forum: Dynamax 05-06-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,098
Posted By wbdavey
Larry, you only need this endorsement if the RV...

Larry, you only need this endorsement if the RV you rent has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)over 26,000 pounds. Note this is the rating, not the actual weight which will be less. RV's this big...
Forum: Dynamax 05-04-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,098
Posted By wbdavey
I got this endorsement in 2013 when I had a 3500...

I got this endorsement in 2013 when I had a 3500 Dually and a 43' toy hauler. As already noted, most small local DMV's are clueless, but I called the Syracuse office and they were helpful. Two...
Forum: General Community Discussions 04-15-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By wbdavey
Probably a flow switch that turns on the burner...

Probably a flow switch that turns on the burner or electrode when water flow is detected.
Forum: General Community Discussions 12-12-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,854
Posted By wbdavey
I have a Rand McNally 7720 GPS that will not...

I have a Rand McNally 7720 GPS that will not route you down a highway with a low clearance (you have to input your trailer height). BUT, it only works when you have entered a route to a specific...
Forum: Rockwood 10-10-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,975
Posted By wbdavey
You didn't mention when you are leaving for...

You didn't mention when you are leaving for Florida. My first trip south with a new 5th wheel was just after Christmas in 2012. Trying to outrun winter storm Euclid, but failed. I mention all of...
Forum: Rockwood 10-07-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,975
Posted By wbdavey
I make the trip from upstate NY to SW Florida...

I make the trip from upstate NY to SW Florida twice a year and I agree to avoid Washington and Baltimore at all costs. I also avoid Richmond VA. My preferred route is I-81 to I-77 (VA exit #81) to...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-31-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,662
Posted By wbdavey
Agree with 2 Evil above. Appears to be a...

Agree with 2 Evil above. Appears to be a mish-mash of parts, not Equil-I-zer stock.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-22-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,741
Posted By wbdavey
The JGC and Ram 1500 Ecodiesel have the same heat...

The JGC and Ram 1500 Ecodiesel have the same heat build problem on long heavy hauls. The intercooler (some call it charge air cooler) is in front of the A/C condenser and in front of the radiator....
Forum: Plumbing and Water Systems & Fixtures 08-16-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,887
Posted By wbdavey
The OP stated that he drains, then flushes the...

The OP stated that he drains, then flushes the black tank. I open my drain and then immediately open the flush valve. I use a clear coupler where the hose connects to the trailer and I drain until...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 07-15-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By wbdavey
Find a truck stop with CAT scales. The scales...

Find a truck stop with CAT scales. The scales have 3 separate scales that weigh the front and rear axles of the truck and the trailer axles. Spacing should accommodate most pickup trucks and TT or...
Forum: General Community Discussions 06-28-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,275
Posted By wbdavey
Last weekend I was doing hitch maintenance on my...

Last weekend I was doing hitch maintenance on my Equil-I-Zer 4 way hitch head. Cleaning, lubricating, checking all torque values etc. Had the hitch slipped part way into the receiver on the truck as...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 06-19-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,226
Posted By wbdavey
I agree with everything Swampy has to say with...

I agree with everything Swampy has to say with the following minor changes. My Rockwood 2604 WS has 2 slides on the road side. On a perfectly level driveway the camper needs one 2X8 under the road...
Forum: Wildwood 06-02-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,467
Posted By wbdavey
Caution when using drill to manually move slide

This thread has strayed from where is the manual slide access into electrical troubleshooting BUT..... If you ever find the slide motor there should be a nut on the top that you can turn with a...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 05-26-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By wbdavey
Tpms warning

I've been a believer in Tire Pressure monitors for several years and I've had at least one "save" because the system warned me before the tire was completely flat.
This week I had my SECOND...
Forum: General Community Discussions 04-26-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,633
Posted By wbdavey
I use the camera a lot in merging situations. I...

I use the camera a lot in merging situations. I have extended mirrors, but sometimes it's hard to judge distances (especially with convex mirror heads). The camera shows when I'm far enough past the...
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 04-08-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By wbdavey
The plug only turns a little bit - maybe half an...

The plug only turns a little bit - maybe half an inch. Then the ring can be threaded on to the receptacle on the trailer. Be careful, its easy to cross thread the plastic threads.
Forum: On the Road | Travel Chat 01-18-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,624
Posted By wbdavey
CAUTION - My RM 7720 RVND GPS unit will only warn...

CAUTION - My RM 7720 RVND GPS unit will only warn of low clearances IF you are on a programmed route from A to B. If you are just driving around with the GPS Map screen on, it WILL NOT warn you of...
Forum: Eastern USA 01-12-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,701
Posted By wbdavey
Get a generator and keep your fresh water tank...

Get a generator and keep your fresh water tank full. I can't point to a specific spot, but in this area you will often see campers beside the causeways leading to bridges and islands. I have seen...
Forum: Flagstaff 01-12-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By wbdavey
Two suggestions: 1) Avoid Chicago on I-80/90 even...

Two suggestions: 1) Avoid Chicago on I-80/90 even if you have to drive an extra 100 miles. Toll booths every mile and very costly and confusing to first time travelers in this area. 2) What time of...
Forum: General Community Discussions 10-19-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,415
Posted By wbdavey
I almost always buy RV accessories from my...

I almost always buy RV accessories from my selling dealer. They bent over backwards a few years ago to help me with an awning problem on a previous 5th wheel that I did NOT buy from them. After...
Forum: Rockwood 10-12-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,202
Posted By wbdavey
X2 what Croaker said - see my signature below

X2 what Croaker said - see my signature below
Forum: Propane Systems 10-11-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By wbdavey
Propane tanks have an excess flow check valve...

Propane tanks have an excess flow check valve that closes to prevent dumping a full tank in the event of a hose failure or fire. These same tanks also have a float that shuts off the flow of propane...
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