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    FT Noobs seek Mentors

    We escaped Maryland in 2006 and have been full-timing since. Virtually everything we did to prep for the full-time life style, outfit our fifth-wheel and then a motorhome as we downsized in 2016. is documented on our website. The url in in our signature,
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    MD state law requires ALL vehicles to stop at_

    Delivery of a motorhome is a commercial activity.
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    Height & Weight Measurements

    Thanks for the info, I updated my web page.
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    Height & Weight Measurements

    Most CAT scales have curbing to prevent weighing with just one side of wheels on the scales. That is to certify they are recording the entire weight because there are legal ramifications if the the truck is stopped and weighed and it doesn't match the CAT scale receipt. There are scales at many moving companies that be available to use and they usually do not have curbing so you can weight one wheel, then another by pulling over. But many of these scales are also not flush with the ground, then have a ramp edge. That distorts the weights taken as the vehicle should be level. There are multiple teams of weighing from RVSEF and other weighing companies that are around the country not just at an Escapees Rally. A list can be found at RV Weighing.
  5. Website problem. Details to follow ASAP.
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    2016 33C Bounder Motorhome For Sale

    This Bounder motorhome is still for sale. Take a look!!!
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    Snap Pads and Outrigger Leveling Pads

    Used both. On the fifth-wheel where the jacks are near the edge of the body, it was easy to slip the Poly pads under the jacks. We used them all the time to take the wear off of the jack feet. Being only a little over an inch thick, the four pads didn't take much space compared to the lumber year we used to carry. On the Bounder, the jacks are under the body quite a a bit meaning on the knees to position the pads. The Snap Pads attach to the jack feet and stay there. It almost doubles the square inches of surface area. Convenient as all heck and great for the knees.
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    Leveling trouble with high clearance 5th wheel

    That is the way our Quadra Big Foot system works. The nose has to be above level for the Auto Level to start.
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    Buss bar

    The actual Volvo Battery Bus Bar is far better built that the ones with links so far and as I remember, about the same price. I used to have a link to a Battery Bus Bar with the same construction as the Volvo version with one addition I liked. Beside the four holes for the battery studs, the bar has its own studs hear the end holes for attaching cable and wires without stacking on the battery studs. But alas I lost that link
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    Dually wheel wear

    Every time you turn, of the two tires locked together, one is scrubbing because the distance traveled is different for each tire.
  11. This is about browsers, not op systems. Been using a derivation of Chrome called Vivaldi for over a year. Has some features over Chrome but I can use all the Chrome Extensions I want to, At the store I support, we had problems with Edge doing even some of the Microsoft function that want to use Edge.
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    Cab to axle length

    Shorter axle distance, shorter turns.
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    In dash radio, for 98 VNL, replcement

    There is information on Volvo Radio replacement in the HHRV Resource Guide. Where else?
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    2016 33C Bounder Motorhome For Sale

    The website link has been fixed. Access info for this Bounder motorhome here.
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    2016 33C Bounder Motorhome For Sale

    Yes. Sorry for the inconvenience. We need to recreate the webpage and repost. Please check back later. In the meantime you can go to dmbruss.com, click on the motorhome photo (upper right) for info. Sale price is $99,900.
  16. $45,000. Offered by Mark and Dale Bruss. Contact: 410-336-9659 (Talk or Text) Dale@dmbruss.com This Travel Supreme Fifth Wheel was full body painted in 2014 and the interior was refurbished in 2018. Please follow the link below for more detail and photos. Travel Supreme Sales Information
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    Verizon Unlimited Data Plan for Jetpacks

    It might be something else. Here is Retama I have a 50 MBps cable modem connected to the router. At times my PC drops its speed down to about 5 MBps. All I have to do is disconnect from the router and reconnect. It is a Windows 10 WiFi issue and I haven't come up with a solution yet. The wired to the router PC doesn't have this problem.
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    Antifreeze colors

    Skip all the color issues, diesel coolant is one of two type, extended life and SCA. As long as you use the correct type, the color is only a cosmetic brand identifier. HHRV Resource Guide Diesel Coolant
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    Does working change the vehicle class?

    Soft area there. People who sell stuff from their RVs are in the same situation. Pretty hard for a LEO to tell is someone is doing business in their RV.
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    Changing DTV Service address

    It has been beaten to death and just reading previous threads will have everything you need to know.
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    Fixing Winegard Traveler on DirecTV

    Another way to look at this: In my former life I was a mainframe computer repairman. In my days, (70's, 80's) we got a chance to work on fixing mainframe computers everyday. Then the technology of chips arrived and the computer stopped breaking so often. It became harder for a technician to be good at fixing because the chances of working on problems became rarer. Eventually the job became an installer. So you can have your choice, have skilled repairmen because what you have fails often enough for practice or the relatively fail-free world of new technology. You prefer that later but talk the former.
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    Steer tire life (sidewall cracking)

    Sitting is what kills tires. That is why RV usage is shorter than other type. We pushed our truck tires to 6 years and then they were replaced.
  23. It was limited to PCs that had been running Windows Pro 7.0 or 8.1 and upgraded to 10.
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    Changing out the STD 5th wheel ????

    It is obvious that you do not understand how the axle air springs. They change the air pressure to keep the frame level to the ground, that is the purpose of the leveling valve.
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    Emergency truck acces ability

    You mean something like Powered Passenger Cab Lift? It is amazing what you can find in the Resource Guide.
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