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  1. bigjim


    No arguement intended. Just a curios observation.
  2. bigjim

    Info on cleaning toilet ball valve

    you can use the apple vinegar but it costs a little more and will only do an equal job so why woud you. I have use it on somethings sparingly in a pinch.
  3. bigjim


    Not questioning your veracity and you obviosly talk to a lot more Canadians than me but the ones I have talked to seem to think their system is good. Also interesting in that Rand Paul, a Dr. elected to go to Canada for treatment on injuries he sustained in physical attack by one of his neighbors who I think was also a Dr. Just a curious observation on my part.
  4. my cost has been $22.08 then went to $22.58 in May 2018 and up to $23.32 in June 2018 and has remained at that ever since. I cannot remember for sure but I believe the first month I had mine it was significantly higher due to activation fee or something. I actually bought at a time when there was some kind of deal and my activation fee was refunded and that gave me a credit for a month or so.
  5. bigjim

    RV Trip from San Antonio to San Diego

    The restruant at the top is closed and being rebuilt bigger and supposedly better. The last I heard if I remember they hope to open it by the Balloon Festival in Oct of 2019 but that is not for certain. Weather is of course one of the big factors.
  6. Sure would like to debate your view but it would definitly be way to "political". Hang in there and try to get all the facts before you lynch anyone.
  7. bigjim

    What is this thing?

    Or oil/fuel tank for locomotive. We really need a better picture to make better guess'
  8. bigjim

    ships company list

    OK it was easy enough to find out information on the ship but I cannot figure out how to see a list of the ships company in the time frame it was lost. (last voyage) The ship is the USS Cyclops lost on or about 4 Mar. 2018. The crew name I am searching for is likely Columbus (Lum) Alexander Carroll from Alabama. Any help appreciated. Naturally within mere minutes of asking for assisitance I finally found something and of course it might have been easier if I got the name right. Turns out I was looking for Earl LeBaron Carroll. His father was Columbus. Onward with my search for information.
  9. bigjim

    Goodbye Good Sam Club!

    To each his own. I have been an SKP since Mar of 1997 and have been not been an active participant in the majority of "club" activities but it has been well worth it to me. Especially since I started using the forum sometime around 2002 if I remember correctly. My first email address was through the club. I was upset when that option went away as it was all I knew at the time. I have used the mail service all this time and at one time I used the voicemail service. I think I will hang around for a while as that is what suits me.
  10. bigjim

    Road Service

    My experience with Coachnet is that the hype about how quick the response is should be taken as sales hype. In none of the 4 or 5 times I have used them have been totally smooth but the outcomes have always been positives and to me that is what counts. I have had to have 2 tows one tire change and one lockout that I recall but not the 5th one. I will almost certainly stay with them until I can hear more about the one through Escapees. I bumped up to the next level above basic some years ago for some reason I don't remember.
  11. bigjim

    The Ranch

    rIt has been so long since I stayed there I may be wrong but the CAL park up at Coursgold when I stayed there was full and I stayed in the "dry camp" area and it was on an asphalt parking lot but it was the nicest asphalt I ever stayed on I think. It was convienent to the club house with the showers and laundry and the people there were great. I stayed at Yuma once for several days and got one of the few spots available. In both cases it was kind of at the end of the season when the majority of site holders tend to be there. I have never been to JoJoba but I seem to recall at one time they had a one week limit. I don't know if that is still true.
  12. I have always been a TT guy so I don't know much about 5W hitches. In conversation today at the park I am in several said that with modern 5th wheels having radius corners that slider hitches are no longer necessary in the short bed trucks. We could ask a dealer but since I don't trust them that much I thought I would post the question here. Also that got me to thinking about the Anderson hitches and wondered if the same answer would apply if using one of them in a short bed truck.
  13. bigjim

    Buying from Private Seller - Texas

    you can definitly do it by mail. I have done it multiple times but I had a issue using FEDEX once and I would us the US Post Office if I had it to do again. This is not a blanket indictement against FEDEX just a situational happening.
  14. If it was me I would sure change that my headquarters is located at JoJoba and on any other site that you might put this type of information. I would think if they could show that statement of location alone could increase your difficulty in dealing with this or future situations. JMO
  15. bigjim

    Fifth Wheel Inspection due

    Off big 5er link , I would go Langdon's, Pratt. or Shady Pines. Exit Hwy 59 south and all are on W.7th. Shady pines rv sale and service is farther out on the the right by miles. Langdon and Pratts are close together. Langdon's is essentially at the southeast corner of 7th and Hwy 59. Go on online maps and look at it in advance to see the best access and to make sure it hasn't changed since I was there last. Shady pines has a campground just a little bit further east than their location. You probably know it isn't too far out to Wright Pattman lake with a COE campground and further south and a little less accessable is Atlanta SP