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Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-08-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By fisher99
I ususally get good results by clicking on the...

I ususally get good results by clicking on the SEARCH dropdown (on the menu bar) and then selecting "Advanced". Lets you fine tune the search considerably.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-06-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 814
Posted By fisher99
If you want to take your Harley with you (or...

If you want to take your Harley with you (or carry a SXS for off road excursions) then you may want to stick with a bumper tow trailer. Otherwise, yes, a 5th wheel of similar length will maneuver...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-27-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By fisher99
We have an older 280RLS that is within a few...

We have an older 280RLS that is within a few inches of the length of the newer 280KVS that you are looking at. I echo LITZDOG's comments: "Yes, it's big but we love it". Sometimes we do talk about...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-24-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,744
Views: 741,751
Posted By fisher99
You only need to adjust the legs if the steps...

You only need to adjust the legs if the steps will be setting on uneven ground. And if the ground is only slightly uneven (say and inch or two difference between the two sides of the steps) you...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-24-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By fisher99
Another satisfied TST507 user here. If you want...

Another satisfied TST507 user here. If you want more options (such as using your smartphone for the monitor), TireMinder has some very nice systems.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-22-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,744
Views: 741,751
Posted By fisher99
New GlowStep Revolution Stairs

Been threatening to do this for quite a while now. Finally got it done today.
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-21-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 868
Posted By fisher99
The concern about the battery being dead when you...

The concern about the battery being dead when you need the tool isn't something that worries me. I'm a DeWalt guy and when we are on the road with the travel trailer I am carrying several DeWalt...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-20-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By fisher99
Here's one made for an Airstream wet bath but...

Here's one made for an Airstream wet bath but they will custom make anything you want. Made of Teak which is known for its anti-water-apsorption properties. We have had one of their corner shower...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-18-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,678
Posted By fisher99
Yeah, we'll see, but for $3.97, if it breaks,...

Yeah, we'll see, but for $3.97, if it breaks, it's no big deal. Still, as little as I will actually be rolling it around, maybe it will hold up. I'll still need a dolly for the hitch if I go with...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-18-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,678
Posted By fisher99
@GypsyR: Ha! Yeah, I hear you! I'm treating...

@GypsyR: Ha! Yeah, I hear you! I'm treating the dolly and HitchGrip as a short term solution. I already had the HitchGrip and the dolly was only $3.97 so as a stopgap, it's progress. At least I...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-18-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,678
Posted By fisher99
Was at Harbor Freight today and saw this...

Was at Harbor Freight today and saw this transmission jack. Looks to be almost the perfect hitch caddie. Reasonably small 15x16" footprint. Raises to 23" height but drops to 7" for storage. ...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-16-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,678
Posted By fisher99
A nice solultion although the newer equalizer...

A nice solultion although the newer equalizer hitches like mine don't have vertical holes for the equalizer bars. They are horizontal, square openings for the bars to slide in. But yes, a person...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-15-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,678
Posted By fisher99
The 8x8 version holds 100 lbs. My biggest...

The 8x8 version holds 100 lbs. My biggest concerns would be the 12.5" lift and the seemingly cumbersome knob for raising the lift.
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-15-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,678
Posted By fisher99
Nice, but sure wish it was taller. I'd have to...

Nice, but sure wish it was taller. I'd have to add 7"-8". Doable, I guess. But that did lead me to several similar options with higher lift. Like this one: ...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-15-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,678
Posted By fisher99
Yes, I do have that HitchGrip and it definitely...

Yes, I do have that HitchGrip and it definitely has made handling the hitch easier. But it's the weight that is causing my back troubles. Haven't ever weighed the hitch but it is an equalizer and...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-14-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,678
Posted By fisher99
Hmmm... This may be the solution for stabilizing...

Hmmm... This may be the solution for stabilizing the hitch on the floor jack:...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-14-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,678
Posted By fisher99
And there's the problem with the floor jack...

And there's the problem with the floor jack solution.
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-13-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,678
Posted By fisher99
Pretty slick adjustable tables! Not what I'm...

Pretty slick adjustable tables! Not what I'm looking for but I can sure see that they would be useful in many situations!
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-12-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,678
Posted By fisher99
Yes, the transmission jack is bigger than I would...

Yes, the transmission jack is bigger than I would like. And I had also considered an engine lift but even the foldable versions of those are also big and my garage has very limited storage space. ...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-12-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,678
Posted By fisher99
These are all good ideas, and all workable to...

These are all good ideas, and all workable to some extent. Ideally the caddie would have hydraulic adjustment for obvious reasons pointed out by CARYBOSSE. With a fixed height caddie you would...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-09-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,678
Posted By fisher99
Should actually be pretty easy to mount the...

Should actually be pretty easy to mount the hoist. Just have to decide whether I want it on a movable track or just fixed position. In either case I can distribute the load over multiple rafters. ...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-09-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,678
Posted By fisher99
Yes, a dolly as WATERJOSH uses will handle the...

Yes, a dolly as WATERJOSH uses will handle the storage needs nicely. And no, leaving the hitched attached to the trailer wouldn't work for me. Plus, I think it would make backing the truck...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-09-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,678
Posted By fisher99
WATERJOSH got me to thinking and now I'm thinking...

WATERJOSH got me to thinking and now I'm thinking of something like this mounted on the ceiling in the garage. Useful for all kinds of things in addition to managing the hitch:
...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-09-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,678
Posted By fisher99
Interesting! Elegant in its simplicity! Plus...

Interesting! Elegant in its simplicity! Plus has multiple other uses for getting heavy things into and out of the truck (generator). I'm liking this idea!
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-09-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,678
Posted By fisher99
This one is pretty close to what I need: ...

This one is pretty close to what I need:

https://www.harborfreight.com/800-lb-low-lift-transmission-jack-60234.html
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-09-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,678
Posted By fisher99
Yes, CARYBOSSE has it correctly. I'm not looking...

Yes, CARYBOSSE has it correctly. I'm not looking to carry the "hitch caddie" with me. Just to use it in the garage to remove and store the hitch while at home and then re-install it into the...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 08-08-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,678
Posted By fisher99
Trailer Hitch Caddie

Seems like somebody must make a trailer hitch caddie of some sorts but all of my searches are turning up empty. What I'm looking for is something kind of like a mechanic's stool on casters but...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-30-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,679
Posted By fisher99
You're definitely at the upper end (mileage wise)...

You're definitely at the upper end (mileage wise) of what I would personally consider "safe" for added boost pressure on the engine internals. The whole purpose (obviously) of a blower is to cram...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-29-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,679
Posted By fisher99
Agree completely!

Agree completely!
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-29-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,679
Posted By fisher99
As for breaking the transmission or transfer...

As for breaking the transmission or transfer case, as long as you use it as you have described, I don't think that the extra torque/hp of the supercharger will cause you problems.

However, you...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 07-25-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By fisher99
Bailee2021: I won't add my 2 cents worth to the...

Bailee2021: I won't add my 2 cents worth to the tire age discussion but I will suggest that regardless of the age of the tires, your first addition to your new trailer should be a TPMS (Tire...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 07-05-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By fisher99
Drilling and using a cotter pin as BigFin did is...

Drilling and using a cotter pin as BigFin did is a great idea.

If you don't want to drill it, this might work: What's the tube that the rod slides into made of? If it is compressable, just get a...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-29-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,364
Posted By fisher99
Yep.

Yep.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-29-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,364
Posted By fisher99
I'd be interested to know if you guys have the...

I'd be interested to know if you guys have the 13,500 BTU or 15,000 BTU units. The single 13.5 on my 34' (OAL) trailer struggles when the outside temp gets into the mid to high 90's, let alone...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-13-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By fisher99
Bob. Let's face it. You just lead a charmed...

Bob. Let's face it. You just lead a charmed life! :cool:

Actually, you are probably in the majority here and the Attwood will probably last you and most people forever. But last summer mine...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-13-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By fisher99
Installed the Barker VIP 3500 with 24" stroke...

Installed the Barker VIP 3500 with 24" stroke today. Went smoothly except that the jack wouldn' drop into the bottom hole on the tongue. The hole measured 2 1/4 and so did the jack, but just...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-10-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,369
Posted By fisher99
I am completely bewildered here. Are you saying...

I am completely bewildered here. Are you saying that Thompson RV in Pendleton is simply giving up on fixing the problem? Or that you are simply tired of taking it back? I've never known them to...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-09-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By fisher99
Thanks for the pic. I've got the VIP 3500 with...

Thanks for the pic. I've got the VIP 3500 with 24" stroke on order. And yeah, I was thinking lunch somewhere in Tri-Cities (I'm over in MF). Will definitely keep this in the works as both the...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-09-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,458
Posted By fisher99
Given the difficulty that dealers are having...

Given the difficulty that dealers are having getting new stock from the factories I don't think they're needing to make "super" deals in order to sell what they can get. This definitely appears to...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-08-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,458
Posted By fisher99
Dave Smith's is known for awesome inventory and,...

Dave Smith's is known for awesome inventory and, as you say, no BS sales. However, a friend of mine was up there a month ago looking for a truck and couldn't find anything near what he wanted. ...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-07-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,414
Posted By fisher99
Legal in some states but definitely not in...

Legal in some states but definitely not in others. You'll want to do your due diligence.

As for my thoughts: After seeing a truck and travel trailer upside down and the boat with the bottom of...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-07-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By fisher99
Thanks for that info. I didn't want it hanging...

Thanks for that info. I didn't want it hanging down much further beneath the A-frame for obvious clearance reasons.

Barker's "Hi-Power 3500" uses a ball-screw design with limit switches instead...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-06-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By fisher99
I've been looking for measurements but haven't...

I've been looking for measurements but haven't found any. Does the 24" stroke version stick up taller or hang down lower than the 18" version? Or a little of both?
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-06-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By fisher99
Interesting. I'm currently looking at the VIP...

Interesting. I'm currently looking at the VIP 3500 with the 24" stroke. This link to Barker's website shows Made in USA: https://www.barkermfg.com/vip-3500.html
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-06-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By fisher99
Good to hear. And thanks for the tip about the...

Good to hear. And thanks for the tip about the 24" model. There are many times that I have wished my jack would go taller!
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-05-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By fisher99
Replacement Tongue Jack

After seeing a couple of posts in the "Mods" thread about the Super Brute jack I got pretty excited about it as a replacement for my stock Attwood jack (which is making alarming popping noises...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-05-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,744
Views: 741,751
Posted By fisher99
Oops. Editing to delete this post as it really...

Oops. Editing to delete this post as it really doesn't belong in this thread.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-05-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,458
Posted By fisher99
In that case the only reason I can think of that...

In that case the only reason I can think of that you might want to consider a long bed is if you forsee a really large 5th wheeler in your future. Other than that I don't see a compelling reason for...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-04-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,458
Posted By fisher99
You'll be a lot happier down the road if you buy...

You'll be a lot happier down the road if you buy a bigger truck now. I've tried being "just within the weight limits" and it's not a comfortable place to be. As was pointed out in another post,...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-03-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,744
Views: 741,751
Posted By fisher99
Super Brute jack, huh? My stock jack is getting...

Super Brute jack, huh? My stock jack is getting weak and starts making popping noises about 3/4 of the way up. I'll investigate Super Brute.
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