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  1. On our rig, we had a severe break in the frame, and after having a mobile RV repair guy, who is also a welder, come out to the park we were at, he had to lower the Filon panel to access the front of the frame to weld there also. He suggested that while the Filon was down, he should also check the area of the frame where the pin box is attached. He discovered a number of cracks, so made repairs there also. It was not that difficult to lower the Filon, but we did not remove it all the way, as that would have required pulling the front compartment door/frame assemblies. In the photo, the Filon is just to his right at an angle, and we used our barbeque to support it so it wouldn't break.
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    Nose high?

    The best option would be to raise the trailer by adding to the bottom of the frame and re-attaching the suspension. Some sill say this will make the trailer unstable, but the little that needs to be added has to be better than towing the rig with that much angle and also having the back end that close to the pavement.
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    Retrofitting air ride on fifth wheel axles

    This system was in a Trailer Life magazine article years ago, and looked like a very good option compared to the MorRyde product. Don't know if it is as good as the MorRyde, but it may be easier to self install. https://www.autoflexsuspensions.com/trailer-flex?recid=14
  4. I just went on my Dish app, and I get the same screen as the first post. It also shows up as an Outdoors account, and we only have Dish in our rig. We had the 211k boxes until they were fried, and now have the Wally's. This is something we also have been wanting for a long time. We will know in a little over a week if this works, when we hit the road again.
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    Map of US for Signature

    This is the one we use, and it is pretty easy to work with. http://visitedstatesmap.com/
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    NJ Turnpike

    Unless you are going to be there a long time and definitely need to have the rig there, don't bring the rig there. We had to go out on Long Island several years ago, and decided to park the rig at an RV park in Pennsylvania, and drove the pickup out on the island and stayed at a hotel for a couple of nights. It was a whole lot less stressful, and we didn't have to risk damage to the rig from all the crazies.
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    Vendor for slide gaskets

    I recently purchased replacement slide seals for our rig from http://www.trekwood.com This is the online parts dept for Tiara RV in Elkhart, IN, and the seals that I bought were by the foot, and considering how difficult it would have been chasing around trying to find the right parts, the price wasn't really too bad, and they were quick shipping to me.
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    Too hot in Yuma too cold in Idaho

    That is a great display!!
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    Too hot in Yuma too cold in Idaho

    There is always Las Vegas. The temps there have been pretty nice. We are in Sun City, and it hit almost 100 today, but it's a dry heat. There are a number of parks to stay at, but our number one favorite is the Oasis, but in a pinch, The Hitchin' Post also works for us.
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    Escapees mapping

    I find the Good Sam mapping feature works pretty good, and use it quite a bit.
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    Gas Prop on Bed Base

    Remove one of them and take it to your auto supply store to see if they can match it up with what they have in stock. You may find you have only one of them stuck. If you have to, use a stick to hold up the bed, and if you can't get new gas struts, take them both out and you should be able to find them online.
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    Winegard Travel'er SWM

    We've had our Trav'ler Dish system for over five years, fulltime, and have never had a need to do any calibration, assuming this can be done or is needed. What is the problem you are having that would necessitate a recalibration?
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    Re-packing wheel bearings

    For the first time, it might help if you had a mechanic friend or even a shop guy from a local community college that could observe and provide directions to make sure you get it right. You will need some basic tools, replacement seals, grease, rags, and solvent to clean the bearings. You will also need to be able to jack up the trailer safely (after loosening the lug nuts first), and once you've removed the wheels, and then the drum/hub assemblies, you will need an experienced eye to check the brakes. Putting everything back together after re-greasing the bearings is pretty simple, and adjusting the bearings is pretty important to get right, and then the wheels and lug nuts, and getting the nuts torqued properly. Once you've done this a couple of times, things will go pretty quick each time, and you will wonder why shops charge so much to do this.
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    Opioid drug refills- Help

    The way things are changing regarding opioid prescriptions, it is going to be harder to even get a new prescription, much less a refill order. It might be a better option to work with the doctor to come up with a pain killer that is not an opioid that will work as well or better and that way you can get it refilled wherever you are. We have a friend who has had back issues for a number of years, and she is having an extremely hard time with her meds as her doctor is weaning her off the opioids even though she claims she isn't hooked on them.
  15. When we went FT, my mother was still alive, and living in an assisted living home. She threw a fit when we left, and we figured out the problem was she didn't have us around as a backup for her getting to a doctor or other things. A couple months after we left the area, she called in a panic that she couldn't get an appointment for her doctor and also needed transportation. I called her doctor, got an appointment the next afternoon, and before calling her back, called a friend that could take her, and got that set up. When I called my mom, I told her that she had the appointment and also told her that the friend would be taking her, and also told her to take the friend out for dinner afterward. We never had a problem after that, as she realized we could manage things from wherever we were located. The kids and grandkids say they miss us, but even when we return to their area, we have a hard time getting together with them because they are so busy. We get to visit with friends and family all over the country when traveling, so that is a bigger positive to fulltime.