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Forum: Fulltimer Forum 11-05-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Stripit
Overall cheapest way to control the mail is hire...

Overall cheapest way to control the mail is hire a neighbor, at least that was how we did it. They collected the mail and sorted the junk and sent us the "good stuff" when we requested it.
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 11-02-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Stripit
Need a bit more information. Is the transission...

Need a bit more information. Is the transission jerky? or the trailer brakes not releasing or is the hitch loose in the bed? Please explain the "ratches back and forth".
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 10-29-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Stripit
From my experiance, most single rear wheel pick...

From my experiance, most single rear wheel pick up trucks empty are about 3,000
lbs on the back axle including the hitch and fuel. Your truck rear axle gross is 7050 lbs and if your 20% hitch weight...
Forum: New Member Intros 10-27-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By Stripit
Welcome to the group, hope you have a good hook...

Welcome to the group, hope you have a good hook up today and all goes well.
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 10-25-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By Stripit
Yes my first trailer had no by-pass valve. I...

Yes my first trailer had no by-pass valve. I purchased one at the local rv store and installed it myself. You might also not have one. Yes you can just pull the plug and allow the heater to drain...
Forum: New Member Intros 10-18-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By Stripit
Years ago when the factory installed the third...

Years ago when the factory installed the third axle it increased the pin weights because they just added the third behind the already installed two. Didn't shift the whole set forward like they could...
Forum: Camping Destinations and Trip Planning 10-16-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By Stripit
I think you worry way too much and are not going...

I think you worry way too much and are not going to enjoy the trip. All the other rv'ers seem to make the trip without much issue, and I think you will too.
Forum: Plumbing and Electrical 10-01-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,174
Posted By Stripit
When we were full time traveling in the Mobile...

When we were full time traveling in the Mobile Suites we always winterized by parking under a Palm Tree in a warm place! Heard many stories about the folks that blew out the lines and found in the...
Forum: New Member Intros 09-30-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Stripit
Practice, practice, that is how most of us gained...

Practice, practice, that is how most of us gained the expertise in our backing skills. I found a large vacant parking lot and placed cones out and tried to get the trailer in between the cones. At...
Forum: Plumbing and Electrical 09-25-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By Stripit
When my tank reading lights were showing wrong...

When my tank reading lights were showing wrong levels I would use the Flush King unit to back flush the tanks. I also would open up the basement side panels to expose the plumbing cleanout cap....
Forum: New Member Intros 09-14-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By Stripit
I used to see when I had a business weighing rv's...

I used to see when I had a business weighing rv's by wheel position, most of the 2500 series trucks carried close to 3,000 lbs on the rear axle with a hitch in the bed. That can vary with size of...
Forum: New Member Intros 09-07-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By Stripit
So many of us that bought that 'perfect' unit the...

So many of us that bought that 'perfect' unit the first time have got rid of that and on to a unit that fit us better. So often we get dazzeled by the glitz and don't really understand the floorplan...
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 08-29-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By Stripit
Exactly my point, for me no warrany needed nor...

Exactly my point, for me no warrany needed nor wanted. But for many that are not able to do their own repairs, the warrany is the next best thing. It sure would relieve you of the research and dirty...
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 08-28-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By Stripit
I am going to get a tee shirt printed "I AM THE...

I am going to get a tee shirt printed "I AM THE WARRANTY"
I have always figured I could fix or get fixed anything that the warranty would fix cheaper. The big costs of purchasing that warranty is a...
Forum: General Community Discussions 08-28-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,225
Posted By Stripit
And we were where no cell phone, dead battery in...

And we were where no cell phone, dead battery in one walkie talkie, so we reverted and stayed with hand signals. Worked for us.
Forum: General Community Discussions 08-28-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,324
Posted By Stripit
Hi Jack; I tried to send you a private message...

Hi Jack;
I tried to send you a private message but it would not let me.
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 08-24-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,045
Posted By Stripit
Make sure you look and get on the roof, inspect...

Make sure you look and get on the roof, inspect for any issues you can see. Screws under the rubber roof type thing, poor sealing at any seams. Get on your knees and inspect under for anything loose,...
Forum: General Community Discussions 08-22-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,225
Posted By Stripit
The other thing we learned over the years was my...

The other thing we learned over the years was my wife was my spotter, always!! She had to be in my mirrors and me see her, and if she disappeared I stopped till I saw her. She kept me out of trouble...
Forum: General Community Discussions 08-21-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,225
Posted By Stripit
Practice, practice and more will get you looking...

Practice, practice and more will get you looking like a pro, but it normally takes time. I used to find I didn't pull far enough forward before making the inital start to backing up, or not pulling...
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 08-21-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By Stripit
Sent you a private message

Sent you a private message
Forum: Keystone 08-09-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By Stripit
I'm amazed at the stuff folks would cram into the...

I'm amazed at the stuff folks would cram into the garage area when they went off for a weekend or week trip. I also met folks that did as your talking, made a wood shop and made items to sell along...
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 08-09-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By Stripit
I had a 1999 International 4700 LoPro and I ran...

I had a 1999 International 4700 LoPro and I ran Michelin tires at a fairly low pressure. I had air rear suspension, air cab, air seats and air hitch. For being a big old truck it road well and didn't...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 08-09-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By Stripit
Love the garage you have!!

Love the garage you have!!
Forum: Keystone 08-09-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By Stripit
China Bombs are talked about as the tires from...

China Bombs are talked about as the tires from China and normally are less quality and when the blow up they cause lots of damage to the trailer. If I was hunting for a used toy hauler I would be...
Forum: New Member Intros 08-07-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By Stripit
Sine you have time to learn and see you might...

Sine you have time to learn and see you might want to start looking at used ones to see how they held up after a couple of years use? This way you can see some other brands as well and start crossing...
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