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Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-14-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By ScoobyDoo
Back when cars had a single system the cable...

Back when cars had a single system the cable operated brake was called emergency brake. If you ever discover while driving the service brakes are not working I suggest you try the parking system...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-14-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,360
Posted By ScoobyDoo
A couple I worked with for a while had a camper...

A couple I worked with for a while had a camper mounted on a trailer. Summer time would load pickup with tools and spares. When relocating, tow pickup with one truck, camper with the other. Winter,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-14-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,114
Posted By ScoobyDoo
If I see it I will likely pick it up no matter...

If I see it I will likely pick it up no matter who's it is. If it is where I need to watch it, I hamn sure will pick it up...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-14-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By ScoobyDoo
Turning a corner with a long wheelbase, you need...

Turning a corner with a long wheelbase, you need to start late and turn sharp. With a long overhang, left turn, the toad following center of rear first goes right, then will jerk to left and as it...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-14-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,459
Posted By ScoobyDoo
One night, in the preverbal long and short...

One night, in the preverbal long and short situation, I crossed Nebraska Omaha to state line near Julesburg, and by GPS average speed was 78 MPH.
But in a lifetime of driving for a living, the only...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-14-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,459
Posted By ScoobyDoo
I have trouble standing under this. If they beat...

I have trouble standing under this. If they beat you to the campground do they take all the fun?
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-14-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 30,973
Posted By ScoobyDoo
Yes, if they fear each other they can't see who...

Yes, if they fear each other they can't see who is hurting them.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-14-2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,620
Posted By ScoobyDoo
And if you can find a road where traffic will let...

And if you can find a road where traffic will let up, stop in the center of lane, prefered at a line. Get out and look. Are you really in the center? At the line? And how much wider the lane is than...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-14-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 14,635
Posted By ScoobyDoo
Well I have not felt the need to announce "No...

Well I have not felt the need to announce "No smoking" for decades. I just assume that anybody understands they must do what is legal and socially acceptable.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-13-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 30,973
Posted By ScoobyDoo
Thanks for the invite. But the time of the year I...

Thanks for the invite. But the time of the year I prefer to travel the weather is not always "friendly and polite" :D
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-13-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,565
Posted By ScoobyDoo
My point is if your GCVW is higher than the GVWR,...

My point is if your GCVW is higher than the GVWR, you are in the safety margin of the brake design, even if below the GCVWR.
And your point about the TOAD might push the rear of vehicle sideways...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-13-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,164
Posted By ScoobyDoo
I don't understand the issue. If I trust my dog...

I don't understand the issue. If I trust my dog to not pull a little kid (I don't) what does it matter to you? If you don't trust my dog, stay away from the dog and kid.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-13-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,565
Posted By ScoobyDoo
I have a couple of questions. Does the state test...

I have a couple of questions. Does the state test each vehicle and combinations? And somebody comes off the west coast, and is involved in a accident in a state that requires brakes, will you be able...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-13-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,360
Posted By ScoobyDoo
I thought the post you quoted was talking about...

I thought the post you quoted was talking about rig in OP.
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 08-13-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,365
Posted By ScoobyDoo
Camp with it a few times to decide if the...

Camp with it a few times to decide if the cranking is to much work. I find the crank is a short part of the set-up, power would not shorten the overall time much.
Then there is the fact that...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-13-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,644
Posted By ScoobyDoo
Do you understand that if you have the right rear...

Do you understand that if you have the right rear outside on the line for the length of your rig, your right front is also on the line? And a 6-8 inch line painted at the edge of pavement, means your...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-12-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 30,973
Posted By ScoobyDoo
I don't know anything about Canada, other than...

I don't know anything about Canada, other than where it is and the people are not as scared.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-12-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,660
Posted By ScoobyDoo
Something like that when I was working would have...

Something like that when I was working would have limited value. But I had pressure gauges on the suspension bags. Look at how much pressure the leveling valves let in, I knew axle weights.
With...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-12-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,825
Posted By ScoobyDoo
My truck, the jake did not turn on the brake...

My truck, the jake did not turn on the brake lights, and I really didn't want it to. Cruse on jake on, no jake until I touch the brake, (and light the lights,) or we get too far above set speed. And...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-12-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,182
Posted By ScoobyDoo
But if the child safety locks are on, the door...

But if the child safety locks are on, the door can only be opened from outside. Key off, can't run the glass down to reach outside door handle. Duh back at you.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-12-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 30,973
Posted By ScoobyDoo
You might be right. Some of the city owned water...

You might be right. Some of the city owned water dept trucks, and of course the gas company use this type of fuel in the light trucks. There was some talk of school busses going that way. Back when...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-12-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,182
Posted By ScoobyDoo
What I see is the problem is cars nowadays is the...

What I see is the problem is cars nowadays is the "safety" of cars. To open the windows, got to have a key. And kids are so stupid, we have to rig the doors so they can't jump out while the car is...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-12-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,644
Posted By ScoobyDoo
If asked anybody that rides a bike will tell you...

If asked anybody that rides a bike will tell you the paint on pavement is slicker than the pavement beside it.
Driving on the line will wear the paint off. Of course, you don't have to pay to...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-12-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 30,973
Posted By ScoobyDoo
I know some here do not like discussing it, but...

I know some here do not like discussing it, but millions of trucks up to F 750 spend their whole life in one area, and parked in the same place every night. And many of these trucks are part of a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-12-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,620
Posted By ScoobyDoo
When I first started OTR, (Cabover, all the years...

When I first started OTR, (Cabover, all the years in a conventional before and after never gave it a thought) I had trouble hugging the right. Old hand told me to put left foot on center line, look...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-11-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,114
Posted By ScoobyDoo
Are we getting political? That pic looks...

Are we getting political? That pic looks familiar...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-11-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,644
Posted By ScoobyDoo
BANG! I think we have found the issue! ...

BANG! I think we have found the issue!



I have pulled 14 foot wide loads to many miles staying in my lane on the interstate. And dumped way to many loads of asphalt paving highways. When the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-11-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,182
Posted By ScoobyDoo
No, it is not the world that is different. It is...

No, it is not the world that is different. It is perception of the world that is different. One kid goes missing, 5000 news stories about the missing kid. And the stories keep going even after Uncle...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-11-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By ScoobyDoo
You have a flat at hiway speed, most likely the...

You have a flat at hiway speed, most likely the tire is junk by the time you stop. Risk your life to save a junk tire and damage to the trailer? Don't be ridiculous.
But one thing most people...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-11-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,644
Posted By ScoobyDoo
While it is true, you might be a better driver...

While it is true, you might be a better driver than I am. But I have enough faith in my skill level that even when pulling over width loads rumbles on the line where not a issue. But I learned to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-11-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,825
Posted By ScoobyDoo
Not RV, but once at a roadside safety inspection...

Not RV, but once at a roadside safety inspection I was told my tractor brakes must not be working because rust in drum. "Can you give me 10 seconds before you write?" Stuck it in low, stepped foot...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-11-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 14,635
Posted By ScoobyDoo
Well, you can carry that issue with you. If you...

Well, you can carry that issue with you. If you are in my cage, and a accident happens it will be my insurance paying your bills. As the driver, it is my responsibility to reduce the chance of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-11-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,182
Posted By ScoobyDoo
I'm not sure it is a moral issue. Buy the time...

I'm not sure it is a moral issue. Buy the time brother was 6, and I was 8 we could collect pop bottles along the road, bicycle to the store, and buy a pop.
Back then, if you lived over a mile from...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-10-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By ScoobyDoo
A flat tire? If you find it before you start, air...

A flat tire? If you find it before you start, air it up. If something causes the tire to lose pressure, likely you will not know until pieces of tire are beating the snot out of trailer.
Even a...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-10-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,100
Posted By ScoobyDoo
All grease goes in the can, not just bacon...

All grease goes in the can, not just bacon grease. If I want to cook with bacon grease I fry and save bacon. When I cook bacon at home, I just put lid on skillet, leave it on stove until I need the...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 08-10-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 973
Posted By ScoobyDoo
My brother's wife took off shortly after nephew...

My brother's wife took off shortly after nephew was born. By the time he was potty trained he hung with brother and I, and any bikers or truckers we where with. Brother and I did not pay much...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-10-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,644
Posted By ScoobyDoo
I have done quite a bit of work on Mo highways,...

I have done quite a bit of work on Mo highways, and I do not want to run off on even a paved shoulder at speed with any weight. Do you understand the original, and most important reason for a road...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-10-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 30,973
Posted By ScoobyDoo
Pretty easy to make a ring to seal between piston...

Pretty easy to make a ring to seal between piston and cylinder. The edge of something spinning in a round bore would be harder. But in a round bore it would not be compressing the air, so they are...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-10-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,100
Posted By ScoobyDoo
When Dad installed the washing machine, he made...

When Dad installed the washing machine, he made it a point to hook into the bottom of the kitchen stack. His logic was the bathroom stack was designed to carry solids dumped with a volume of water,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 28,707
Posted By ScoobyDoo
I use rubber truck mudflap. Most any tire will...

I use rubber truck mudflap. Most any tire will roll up on it with no attempt to push it away Once the weight is on the flap it will hold the ramp in place.
When I'm deciding where to store a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,825
Posted By ScoobyDoo
Can RVs be programed as to when the brake comes...

Can RVs be programed as to when the brake comes on? All 3 of my drive by wire diesels (2Cats, 1 Cummins) where programed so if the brake switch and cruise control where on (CC did not need to be...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-10-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,182
Posted By ScoobyDoo
Back when I was a kid, the only danger of leaving...

Back when I was a kid, the only danger of leaving a 6/9 YO in a car was kids pretending to drive car rolling away. But by that age we could open a window if it got hot, or a door if needed to get...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-10-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,231
Posted By ScoobyDoo
Yes, green areas in the parking lot can be...

Yes, green areas in the parking lot can be required. And can help direct the flow of rainwater. Or my have other reasons to be. "Pave pair of dice, put up parking lot.
Once paving a parking lot at...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-10-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 14,635
Posted By ScoobyDoo
LOL. Back when the local CMV decided to stop...

LOL. Back when the local CMV decided to stop trucks if they did not see a shoulder strap I painted a black stripe on most of my tee shirts. But I also swapped the ends of the lap belt so I could get...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-09-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,231
Posted By ScoobyDoo
In post 25 gutsgolf gave his definition. Never...

In post 25 gutsgolf gave his definition. Never replied when asked what it mattered what was in the space, if it was there first...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 08-09-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,018
Posted By ScoobyDoo
I have no dog in this fight, just like to look at...

I have no dog in this fight, just like to look at pics, so should probably keep my keyboard shut.
Back in the day, loading dirt bikes in pickup with short ramp, I discover it could be painful to...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-09-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By ScoobyDoo
Why not just open the valve, let the waste water...

Why not just open the valve, let the waste water run out on the ground?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-08-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,790
Posted By ScoobyDoo
I'm not saying it can't be done. But to use your...

I'm not saying it can't be done. But to use your example, what is the deck height of the Landoll? The rate on loads over 13 6 must also pay for the pole escort and permits. Most companies that would...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-07-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,253
Posted By ScoobyDoo
Rolling in at about 5 on Sunday morning a few...

Rolling in at about 5 on Sunday morning a few weeks in a row, I think they could hear that Cat as I jaked down the exit ramp...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-07-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By ScoobyDoo
Sometimes you get lucky. For cleaning the 200...

Sometimes you get lucky.
For cleaning the 200 gal tank I think I would just rent a 2 inch trash pump. Fill the tank, would be MT in a few minutes.
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