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Forum: New Member Check-In 08-19-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By mb36912
WELCOME!! :dance: spdracr39 said it all. ...

WELCOME!! :dance:

spdracr39 said it all. If you have questions, let us know!!

Best wishes for great times and safe travels. :thumb:
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 06-15-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,084
Posted By mb36912
I was not worried about the visiting Canadians,...

I was not worried about the visiting Canadians, Australians, or Swiss infecting me; I was worried about the people fleeing California, New York, Washington, Colorado, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana,...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 06-08-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,191
Posted By mb36912
Redhooker is absolutely right. Your axles should...

Redhooker is absolutely right. Your axles should be able to support the entire GVW of the rig. Most of today's rigs are designed so that when you at the GVWR, the tires, axles and pin are loaded to...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 06-08-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By mb36912
I don't know what is acceptable, but I did not...

I don't know what is acceptable, but I did not want to over-extend my door. So in those cases where my door does not reach the ground, I have two 12" 4x4's I put under the edge of the door and then...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 06-08-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By mb36912
Like tuffr2, I would try to stay with at least...

Like tuffr2, I would try to stay with at least 2000 lbs CCC. You will not regret it.
Forum: Full-Timers 04-22-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By mb36912
Camco 2-ply RV TP from WalMart. One roll/9-10...

Camco 2-ply RV TP from WalMart. One roll/9-10 days serves 2 people using only the toilet in the RV.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-22-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,194
Posted By mb36912
The Winnebago acquisition of Newmar was completed...

The Winnebago acquisition of Newmar was completed back in November, 2019.
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 04-19-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By mb36912
No, not a "must-have" option. Yes, they...

No, not a "must-have" option. Yes, they definitely look cool (kind of like the rear decks)......but would not be practical at many of the sites we have had over the years. Here at Lost Alaskan in...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 04-09-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,126
Posted By mb36912
The door on our 2008 KZ Escalade has held up...

The door on our 2008 KZ Escalade has held up fine....but it is kept closed except when loading/unloading the bikes. And that is never done in the rain. BUT.....we have spent most of our time in the...
Forum: Full-Timers 03-29-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,035
Posted By mb36912
I would stay in place and wait until the dust...

I would stay in place and wait until the dust clears.

We are in Alpine, TX (Brewster County). As of March 23rd, they shut down all state and private campgrounds, RV parks, hotels, motels, BNB's...
Forum: Full-Timers 03-12-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By mb36912
X2 for what Old Biscuit says. We typically get...

X2 for what Old Biscuit says. We typically get 90 day supplies via Walmart, Walgreen's, or CVS. That being said, we are currently in Alpine, TX for 3 months with no Walmart, Walgreen's, or CVS...
Forum: Full-Timers 03-12-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By mb36912
When we started full-timing 6 years ago, our rig...

When we started full-timing 6 years ago, our rig had stackables with a 120V dryer.....but after using them for 6 months, the DW said to get rid of them as it took too long to dry the loads and took...
Forum: Motorcycles, Bikes & Buggys 02-07-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,729
Posted By mb36912
A KTM 500 EXC is exactly what i have been...

A KTM 500 EXC is exactly what i have been drooling over for the past 3 years. I struggle with the $11k+ price when I have a perfectly serviceable (and paid for) bike in my current '01 XR650R, but...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-15-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,471
Posted By mb36912
I didn't think it was much of a joke at...

I didn't think it was much of a joke at first.....just rolled my eyes. But I have to say, this intentional "faux pas" just keeps getting funnier and funnier.
:facepalm::facepalm:
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-13-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,158
Posted By mb36912
We use a homemade hose with heat tape and snap-on...

We use a homemade hose with heat tape and snap-on foam insulation with a couple feet left over on the plug end to wrap the hose bib with. Then put a spare piece of pipe insulation on it or throw a...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-12-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,471
Posted By mb36912
Wow!!! I wish someone had told me that pretty...

Wow!!! I wish someone had told me that pretty much all toyhaulers have wheel and axle issues every year before I bought mine to full time in. I must have been very lucky. I have 4800 lbs on the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-12-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By mb36912
I have an '08 Escalade 41CKS, but I am not sure...

I have an '08 Escalade 41CKS, but I am not sure where the switch in the basement is that you are referring to.
Door side
In the basement, I have two switches: one is for the light and one is for...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-06-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By mb36912
Our Fisher Paykel RF170 has given us very good...

Our Fisher Paykel RF170 has given us very good service. No issues at all since we purchased it in 2017.
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 01-04-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,674
Posted By mb36912
We have run into several with a two pet limit,...

We have run into several with a two pet limit, but it did not seem to be enforced. We have also run into a number of places with breed exemptions. Most of these seem to have had an issue with...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 01-04-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,021
Posted By mb36912
All hydraulic 4 point Bigfoot Leveling System...

All hydraulic 4 point Bigfoot Leveling System here. You have to have a pretty substantial frame to them to use the 4 point system. Most new ones are 6 point.

The systems are pricey, but we made...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-04-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,468
Posted By mb36912
This may be pertinent.....then again, it may not....

This may be pertinent.....then again, it may not.

We have a 2008 K-Z Escalade that has given us very few problems. Since we bought it, we had gone by the K-Z Service Center every year to have the...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 12-05-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By mb36912
There are probably better ones out there, but we...

There are probably better ones out there, but we have had very good luck with our Moultrie S-Series S-50i with a 32 Gb card. The camera is 20MP and has 1080P video. While at Bentsen Palm RV in...
Forum: Full-Timers 11-24-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,240
Posted By mb36912
We started out with a stackable W/D that came...

We started out with a stackable W/D that came with our rig, but after two years, my wife decided it took up too much CCC, space,and took too much time to dry (120V dryer). We met a couple that had...
Forum: Full-Timers 11-19-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,333
Posted By mb36912
For us, we are from northern Indiana and enjoyed...

For us, we are from northern Indiana and enjoyed the Texas Chihuahuan desert and the Arizona Sonoran desert environment much more than last year's stay in the RGV. The temps are similar but the...
Forum: Full-Timers 11-19-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,312
Posted By mb36912
We no longer have our CanAm Maverick, but have...

We no longer have our CanAm Maverick, but have two motorcycles that we use to explore with. DW has a Kymco Spade 150 and I still have my old Honda XR650R (street legalized). The little Kymco has...
Forum: Full-Timers 11-18-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,681
Posted By mb36912
X2 re: Old-Biscuit. After 5+ years of full...

X2 re: Old-Biscuit.

After 5+ years of full timing, there has been maybe once or twice a year that a second toilet would have been convenient. The DW would rather have the extra space and CCC than...
Forum: Full-Timers 11-14-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,312
Posted By mb36912
We have been fortunate and have had few...

We have been fortunate and have had few unexpected repairs since launching back in 2014. Mostly just maintenance costs: tires, brakes, oil changes, caulk, latches, locks, etc. Our 260k mile 1999...
Forum: Full-Timers 11-14-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,492
Posted By mb36912
1) We sold items that we knew would sell via...

1) We sold items that we knew would sell via Craigslist, eBay, Trade-A-Plane, and GunBroker the year before we sold the house (2013).
2) We then selected the items we wanted to keep and put them...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 11-09-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,321
Posted By mb36912
Wow!! Our Escalade garage is 97"w x 118"lg and...

Wow!! Our Escalade garage is 97"w x 118"lg and it would barely fit my DS650 and her old Warrior. When we looked at getting her a new Raptor 700, they would theoretically fit but it would be very...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 11-09-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,039
Posted By mb36912
All of this is good advice. A source to find...

All of this is good advice.

A source to find a nearby flying field is on the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) website: https://www.modelaircraft.org/club-finder.

While it is possible to...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 11-07-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,321
Posted By mb36912
What kind of quads is he looking at? We looked...

What kind of quads is he looking at? We looked at going with two quads but did not find any we liked that would get through the door and then fit next to each other in the garage. We looked at the...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 11-04-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By mb36912
I had 6 or 8 copies each of “The Gun Digest” and...

I had 6 or 8 copies each of “The Gun Digest” and “The Blue Book of Gun Values” that I gave away when we went on the road in 2014. But now without a house, all I keep onboard is a current copy of...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 11-03-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,647
Posted By mb36912
The rig we were originally going to buy was...

The rig we were originally going to buy was designed exactly as you said. We met Henry Szmyt many years ago and he advised us (among many other things) to look for a rig that was designed with a...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 10-29-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,321
Posted By mb36912
Redhooker is exactly right!! Our rig label...

Redhooker is exactly right!!

Our rig label says we have 4683# of CCC....but that did not factor in all the options we requested and were added after leaving the factory. I assumed I would never...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 10-28-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,463
Posted By mb36912
Thanks for the rig comments. It getting pretty...

Thanks for the rig comments. It getting pretty old but we try to keep it in good shape. Driving is no more difficult than a full size pickup....you just have to be careful of your overhead...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 10-26-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,647
Posted By mb36912
X2 on the triple 7k/8k axles......and look for...

X2 on the triple 7k/8k axles......and look for 3000-4000 lbs of CCC.

We have a 20k GVWR, 3x7k axles, and 3500# CCC, which is none too much. We frequently hit the 20k number and/or exceed it by...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 10-26-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,039
Posted By mb36912
Mine hung from the ceiling and walls in the...

Mine hung from the ceiling and walls in the basement in our house, but the DW wasn't willing to let me use the ceiling in our rig. However, she did let me use the back of the truck and some space in...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 10-25-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,463
Posted By mb36912
I have no issue with taking gyroplane training to...

I have no issue with taking gyroplane training to add to my present fixed wing SEL rating, but I do not think I have the time/money to get a full rotary rating. As I want to be able to take a...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 10-25-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,039
Posted By mb36912
Can you remove the rotor blades to shrink the...

Can you remove the rotor blades to shrink the footprint? I keep most of my planes in the back of the truck. The wingspans range from 18" to 76".
However, we have some room behind our "zero...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 10-23-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,463
Posted By mb36912
Do gyros require a fixed wing license or a rotary...

Do gyros require a fixed wing license or a rotary one?
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-23-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,620
Posted By mb36912
Amen to paint. We had ours painted and have...

Amen to paint. We had ours painted and have never had another issue.
Forum: Motorcycles, Bikes & Buggys 10-10-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,729
Posted By mb36912
Very nice ride!!!

Very nice ride!!!
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 10-09-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,686
Posted By mb36912
Bank fishing - Cheboygan, MI

Camped at Waterways Campground in Cheboygan, MI. Fishing throughout June was terrible due to the plethora of late Mayflies, but improved by August. Fishing from the docks and shore in the Cheboygan...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 10-03-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,463
Posted By mb36912
Sounds great! I no longer have a plane and am...

Sounds great! I no longer have a plane and am not often current....but still have my medical. When time permits and opportunity is close, I get my BFR, checked out, and then rent.
I still go to...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 10-03-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,647
Posted By mb36912
Amen to the heavy pin weight. We have 5100 lbs...

Amen to the heavy pin weight. We have 5100 lbs on the pin without the bikes in the garage and 4800 lbs with the bikes. We at our max GVW with both bikes on board. Thus, we installed the optional...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 09-26-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,647
Posted By mb36912
Toyhauler

Redhooker pretty much nailed the critical stuff. My short list includes:
1. Minimum 3 x 7000 lb axles
2. Heavy frame
3. Independent suspension (my preference) or SRE/LRE leaf w/greaseable...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 09-04-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,311
Posted By mb36912
Doctor

True story from many years ago.
Every year after my physical, I would ask my doctor (a friend) what he thought.....Am I going to live? And his response was always “yes, you are going to live, but I...
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 08-22-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,039
Posted By mb36912
De nada, my amigo. Glad to share.

De nada, my amigo. Glad to share.
Forum: Hobbies, Passions & Pastimes 08-22-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,039
Posted By mb36912
De nada, mi amigo. Glad to share.

De nada, mi amigo. Glad to share.
Forum: Motorcycles, Bikes & Buggys 08-21-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,729
Posted By mb36912
Dualsport

I currently have a 2001 Honda XR650R with the HRC kit and a Baja Designs street legal conversion. It has served me well from 600' MSL to 8000' MSL without having to rejet. At 286 lbs, it is pretty...
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