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Forum: General Maintenance and Repairs 01-28-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,190
Posted By Hanr3
I like that. I like that a lot. Thanks. That...

I like that. I like that a lot.
Thanks. That might be my March project.
Forum: New Member Intros 07-30-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,707
Posted By Hanr3
For that load, gas only if its a daily driver and...

For that load, gas only if its a daily driver and your commute is less than 20 miles each way.

Insurance- I go through my insurance broker. He gets me deals on home, autos, boat, and RV. Rolls it...
Forum: KZ Recreational Vehicles 05-19-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,984
Posted By Hanr3
welcome. Excited for you.

welcome. Excited for you.
Forum: General Community Discussions 05-14-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,583
Posted By Hanr3
Thinking about this question some more. It may be...

Thinking about this question some more. It may be an issue in drought stricken areas. Although after all the rain this past year I'm not sure if there are any more drought areas in the US?
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 05-11-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,252
Posted By Hanr3
Great video! Always nice to "see" how the flaps...

Great video! Always nice to "see" how the flaps will move while traveling.

I'm also in the process of deciding on mud/rock flaps. I care more about function than appearance. Actually, if the...
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 05-11-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,152
Posted By Hanr3
I have more to add to this thread. I have a...

I have more to add to this thread.
I have a 2wdr with locking rear axle. I purchased the truck with Hankook highway tires on it. I would get stuck in my yard if the grass was wet or the ground was...
Forum: General Community Discussions 05-11-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,583
Posted By Hanr3
I can't speak for other states, however none of...

I can't speak for other states, however none of the state campgrounds in Illinois have rules or regulations against washing the rv in the campsite.
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 04-23-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,242
Posted By Hanr3
I'm not familiar with the models you listed,...

I'm not familiar with the models you listed, however for $25,000 to $30,000 you can buy brand new. And if you buy in the off season you can knock 25-30% of the list price.
Forum: General Community Discussions 03-16-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,955
Posted By Hanr3
Yes you can tow a 5er with your 1/2 ton and you...

Yes you can tow a 5er with your 1/2 ton and you can find 5ers that meet your weight requirements.

There are 1/2 ton towable 5ers. The challenge is finding one with a pin weight your truck can...
Forum: New Member Intros 03-10-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,115
Posted By Hanr3
Welcome to the site and happy retirement!

Welcome to the site and happy retirement!
Forum: New Member Intros 03-10-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,128
Posted By Hanr3
Welcome to the forums. I'm about 10years from...

Welcome to the forums.
I'm about 10years from retirement, however I bought a 5er for several reasons.
1) Too see if RVing is something the wife is interested in doing after retirement.
2) I...
Forum: General Community Discussions 03-10-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,046
Posted By Hanr3
I'm with SS, well along the same idea. Dig a...

I'm with SS, well along the same idea. Dig a trench and drain your tanks periodically. As the trench fills with solids, cover and dig another trench or extend your current one. If you are installing...
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 03-10-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,152
Posted By Hanr3
Realize, 4x4 will drop the carrying capacity and...

Realize, 4x4 will drop the carrying capacity and towing capacity of the truck about 400-600 pounds. That's 600 pounds not available for pin weight.
Forum: General Maintenance and Repairs 02-24-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,190
Posted By Hanr3
Good to know. I have a Lippert frame. Decisions

Good to know. I have a Lippert frame.
Decisions
Forum: General Maintenance and Repairs 02-24-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,190
Posted By Hanr3
Thanks for the link.

Thanks for the link.
Forum: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc 02-22-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,114
Posted By Hanr3
I'd like more detail. What is the bottom...

I'd like more detail.
What is the bottom picture, what is that called, and where do I find it?
Even more basic question, forgive my ignorance. I get the concept of a booster, but how d?o you make...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repairs 02-22-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,190
Posted By Hanr3
Question Under belly tire carrier?

My spare tire is mounted to the rack on the back of the camper. I lift/lower the weight of the spare tire every time I raise/lower the rack. I want to move the spare to under the belly, preferable...
Forum: New Member Intros 02-22-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,382
Posted By Hanr3
welcome! After the warranty expires they are...

welcome!
After the warranty expires they are all old.
Forum: General Community Discussions 02-18-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,350
Posted By Hanr3
That's one big unit. Welcome to the site. I can't...

That's one big unit. Welcome to the site. I can't offer any specific brands because I don't shop for anything with those requirements. I understand your need for help, there are hundreds of models...
Forum: Plumbing and Electrical 02-07-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,853
Posted By Hanr3
I added two lines to the heat box already, one...

I added two lines to the heat box already, one for floor heat in the living area, and one to add heat to the basement. I think I'll tap a 2" line off the basement heat run it to the drain/valve box....
Forum: New Member Intros 02-07-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,385
Posted By Hanr3
good luck. Let me know how it works. I like the...

good luck. Let me know how it works.
I like the idea of the heated hose under the drain hose. clever!
Forum: New Member Intros 02-04-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,385
Posted By Hanr3
Thanks! Yes my camper has the Artic package,...

Thanks!
Yes my camper has the Artic package, enclosed and heated underbelly. The tanks stay warm, however the tank drains and valve will freeze. I'm looking at ways to keep them thawed.
Forum: General Community Discussions 02-04-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,471
Posted By Hanr3
My 5er is light by comparison and I use wheel...

My 5er is light by comparison and I use wheel chocks. They stop the camper from rocking forward/backward. I use the legs and stabilizers to keep the camper from bouncing up/down and side to side.
...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repairs 02-01-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,333
Posted By Hanr3
Same here. When it empties I close the valve and...

Same here. When it empties I close the valve and open tank #2 valve. The only downside to this method is the middle of the night and no heat. I'm used to it, the misses not so much. However she...
Forum: General Community Discussions 01-27-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,807
Posted By Hanr3
Hard to say. we went to shows to get an idea of...

Hard to say. we went to shows to get an idea of what we liked and didn't like. Then I started researching each brands to find the configuration we liked. Once I narrowed down the list, I looked to...
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