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pethier

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  1. Is there a listing anywhere of the locations of these places? I'm happy to preplan my fuel stops on trips to places I have not been, but the few guides I have seen with "RV-Friendly" notes have been unreliable for big-rig gasoline.
  2. Access to gasoline has been a problem for me while towing my car trailer with my Super-C. I'm so tired of hearing truck-stop people tell me "it's out front for the cars". I want to start a database of places where one can get gasoline as easily as diesel. If there is already such a database, please point me to it! At least I know that I can get gasoline at the Stockman's Truck Stop just off I-494 in South Saint Paul Minnesota.
  3. Sidebar: When I was growing up in Minnesota, I had never heard the term "snowbird" in the context of a person who wintered in a warmer clime than his primary residence. A "snowbird" was a car that had not been moved before the snowplows arrived, and was plowed-in.
  4. The pusher turned out to be a bad investment. When the engine failed in Indiana, I decided that I was not putting any time or money into it. Bought a 2006 Gulf Stream Super C on a Chevrolet Kodiak MDT chassis. It isn't a diesel, though. 8.1 gasoline, like my Suburban. Tows better, and bends better also due to the hitch configuration.
  5. Thanks. I wonder if the original installation was Equalizer Systems. This is on a 2006 Gulf Stream Conquest Super C built on a Chevrolet Kodiak chassis. Engine is 8.1L gasoline. If the original was Equalizer Systems, someone may have put in a completely different control system and mounted the switches in the Equalizer Systems plate just because that plate fit in the Kodiak council.
  6. It appears that at least the mounting place is from Equalizer Systems.
  7. Thank you! Now I just have to find out if only the plate was from them.
  8. Does anyone recognize this leveler controller? I want instructions on how to use it. I'd go to the net to find the manual, but I don't know what it is. The round switch on the upper left of the panel is apparently an on/off switch added by persons unknown. IMG_1008 Mystery jack system controls. by philethier, on Flickr
  9. Does anyone recognize this leveler controller? I want instructions on how to use it. I'd go to the net to find the manual, but I don't know what it is. The round switch on the upper left of the panel is apparently an on/off switch added by persons unknown. IMG_1008 Mystery jack system controls. by philethier, on Flickr
  10. What kind of jack system is this? I want instructions. The round rocker switch is an on-off switch added by person unknown. IMG_1008 Mystery jack system controls. by philethier, on Flickr
  11. Well, somebody needs to tell security at the Walmart I went to in Milwaukee. The security guy Hassled me several times when I just wanted to search the internet for tern minutes.
  12. We had a great experience with The Original Mattress Factory for our short queen innerspring. Only 50 bucks extra for the custom size. No extra charge for the "hinge", which is not detectable when you are sleeping on it, but allows you to fold the mattress top to bottom for ease of entry to the MH, and is also a help when you flip the mattress. The hinge was a no-charge extra on the queen, but the salesman said they routinely include it on king.
  13. Sometimes I am not sure whether it is a good thing or not that I have no mortgage on either my fixed home or my motorhome.
  14. I always carry my passport card in my wallet. In 2009, a California inspector searched all of my trailer and the TR4 it contained. She showed no interest at all in the Coachmen Freelander that was towing it. We could have had a hundred watermelons in there....
  15. Absolutely worth taking the vacation time for. I know that on your last year on the job you may get paid in cash or kind for unused vacation, but this is worth the exchange.
  16. Thanks for the quick and courteous info, BlueLgtning and sandsys. To many fora on the internet are populated by jerks who will denigrate you for asking what they perceive to be a stupid question. Great to be on a forum with nice folks! The joke I have often used is "Please don't use TLAs".
  17. Generally a field office for a project is plastered with the advertizing for the contractor.
  18. Hamilton Loomis told me that one of the old bluesmen in Houston used to hide Hamilton's compressor. "Your tone is in your fingers, Kid."
  19. One of our toy cars is a 1973 Triumph Stag. And tires still smell. Especially a fresh set of Hoosiers for my Lotus. I take your point. A garage separated by a doorless wall with a vapor barrier ought to be enough, but arguments are futile when her mind is set.
  20. Absolutely nothing wrong with camping out in a tent, if that's what you are into. But it is not the same as living in an RV. If one is planning on living in a tent, as was stated in the original post, one is better-advised to spend one's Internet time on tent-camping fora.
  21. The pickup also has a fifth-wheel trailer crashing into it from behind...
  22. I regularly tow a trailer in the 6000# area. I like my 2500 Suburban big-block, but they are kind of hard to find, and the fuel cost is an issue. In any case, I think 3/4 ton is a good idea.
  23. Wife refuses to sleep in a trailer that also houses a car. Says she will smell the gasoline and tires regardless of the construction of the barrier wall. So I bought a diesel pusher. Good news is that I don't have to re-do the E-track since I keep my present trailer. Bad news is that the motorhme/trailer combination does not tow nor bend in the middle as well as pickup/5er combination. And we are short one vehicle to drive separate from the living area also.
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