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General Discussion / Re: The Next Phase Just Became Real
« Last post by Rene T on January 23, 2021, 06:33:32 PM »
Like the statement below my avatar, “ Every day is pay day and every pay day I have off”.
The Shade Tree / Re: Ever seen trucks like this?
« Last post by RRR on January 23, 2021, 06:33:23 PM »
Remember when they used to deliver trucks four at a time, with the front axel bolted to a mount connected to the fifth wheel of the rig in front of it?

I suspect that the aerodynamic fairings prohibit that method, and this is the replacement.
They still do use the saddle mount for transporting. The fairings unbolt and sometimes are strapped to the frame or are shipped separately.

It appears that these trucks are a double bunk (nice if your partner has a hygiene issue) or maybe a stand-up sleeper. They have room in front of the bed to stand and dress. Beats pulling on your pants laying down. 
General Discussion / Re: Need a hobby
« Last post by touchracing on January 23, 2021, 06:29:23 PM »
About a year ago I got into 3D puzzle cubes. (Rubik’s cube) Good for mind and dexterity. It’s inexpensive and takes up little space.
Newcomers' Corner / Re: Is there anything I need to know about these hubs?
« Last post by Rene T on January 23, 2021, 06:24:42 PM »

How does this MH hub differ? Anything I need to do differently? Anything I need to look out for?

They can be a real pain in the butt to put them on. Put the wheel on around the studs and then put on the thick washers and all the nuts. Snug them up to the same low torque. Then while slowly spinning the wheel tighten each nut evenly until they are all somewhat  tight. While spinning the wheel, position yourself either behind or in front of the wheel and while spinning it slowly, check for runout.  You have to keep jumping around tightening and loosening each lug nut until the wheel spins true.
General Discussion / Re: How often do you watch your outdoor television??
« Last post by jymbee on January 23, 2021, 06:13:54 PM »
I've never used my outdoor TV mount nor my outdoor speakers, and would never do so in a campground.
Watching TV and listening to recorded music are fine as indoor activities, but I don't like others inflicting their program or artist choices on me, so I practice the Golden Rule.
Now if a musician-camper wants to do an impromptu live performance for their neighbors, I'm OK with that so long as they're courteous about the sound level, duration, and time of day.
Bluetooth ear buds make it unnecessary for anyone to share their audio entertainment with neighbors who didn't opt-in.

I always laugh out loud when during those dreadful RV "which one to buy" shows, the salesperson starts the tour by opening the outdoor TV compartment and the potential buyers OOHHH!!! and AHHHHH!!! in utter amazement . Uh, really?!  ::)
Motorhomes / Re: Sumitomo load F tires?
« Last post by MartinFamilyTour on January 23, 2021, 06:06:57 PM »
The Shade Tree / Re: Ever seen trucks like this?
« Last post by jymbee on January 23, 2021, 06:06:14 PM »
It looks to be a super wide angle lens, almost a fisheye lens.

Yeah, it's a screenshot from Google Street view, a pretty amazing technological feat. Did some searches as to what they use behind the scenes. Good article on Wikipedia is worth the read if interested. Some clips from that article:

Street View imagery has come from several generations of camera systems from Immersive Media

[1], Point Grey Research (now FLIR Systems)

[2] and developed in-house.[32] The cameras contain no mechanical parts, including the shutter, instead using CMOS sensors and an electronic rolling shutter.

Widely deployed versions are:
R2: the earliest after Immersive Media, photos were captured with a ring of eight 11-megapixel CCD sensors with commercial photographic wide-angle lenses, cameras with the same specifications as those used for the Google Books project.

Ladybug2 cameras (resolution 1024 x 768 pixels) by Point Grey Research.[33]

R5: uses a ring of eight 5-megapixel CMOS cameras by Elphel[34][35] with custom low-flare lenses, plus a camera with fisheye lens on top to capture upper levels of buildings.

R7: is the first completely in-house built camera, it uses 15 of the same sensors and lenses as R5, but no fisheye effect.

2017: uses 8 20MP cameras. Includes two facing left and right to read street signs and business names.[36]
Newcomers' Corner / Re: Is there anything I need to know about these hubs?
« Last post by jdege on January 23, 2021, 05:51:26 PM »
I've been taking sailing classes through ASA-affiliated schools, online courses in marine diesels through the Great Lake Cruising Club, and I'm signed up with a couple of cruising forums. I'd not ask for sailing advice here.

But this isn't a typical boat trailer, and with respect to the specifics of the trailer I thought I'd do better asking RVers.

The boat and trailer are currently in a boat yard about four miles from the St Croix river, east of St Paul, MN.

My plan is to keep it in a slip on Lake Pepin, which is about 60 miles downstream.

The two obvious choices are put it into the river and move it on the water, or to tow it the sixty miles on the road.

I'm thinking that which will probably depend upon the condition of the hubs and brakes. If it looks like they'll be good enough, with just new tires, I'll probably just replace the tires and drive it down. If not, I'll put it in the closest water, then put the trailer in the shop and have the axles changed.

But that still leaves me with my initial question - is that anything unusual involved in pulling these wheels?

With a normal hub, I'd loosen the lugs on one wheel, put a bottle jack under the axle u-bolt plate, jack up the wheel, remove the lugs, and pull it off.

How does this MH hub differ? Anything I need to do differently? Anything I need to look out for?
Rallies, Shows, & Events / Re: 2021 Quartzite and KOFA Rallies?
« Last post by PJ Stough on January 23, 2021, 05:38:09 PM »
I have been to places that charge the customer for credit card fees.  Seems to be happening more often.
General Discussion / Re: The Next Phase Just Became Real
« Last post by RRR on January 23, 2021, 05:33:42 PM »
The second most sweetest day of my life was going to the Managers office and giving him my retirement letter. Gave them 30 day notice, he was shocked. Everyone else before me, (retired or quit), just sorta failed to show up for work and quit answering their phone when the company number showed on it. That is how toxic the place was.

The best day, (well except the "I Do" day) was Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 @ 0804 when I dropped my keys and ID card on the office managers desk and walked out the door. I was just short of my 63 birthday.

Welcome to the "Everyday is Saturday" club. Enjoy.
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