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  1. old_toys

    Piece of History gone

    i haven't heard anything more on it but from my point of view it has to be arson. they have said they have cameras on it since the rebuild but i'm not for sure that isn't just a rumor. it was supposed to be the longest covered bridge east of the Mississippi. it was 248ft long.
  2. old_toys

    Piece of History gone

    here are some pics of the Mt Zion bridge that was rebuilt a couple years ago. it's 150yrs old and was special to the community as their pride and joy. now it's gone in a fire set by some low life or lives.
  3. old_toys

    Storing RV

    if you decide to turn the fridge and inverter off , prop the fridge door open so mold won't form inside.
  4. old_toys

    decals falling off

    had a employee at the local rv dealer tell me that a good pressure washer will tear the decals off quick.
  5. old_toys

    Cleaning the roof

    i've always used dawn / bleach on the roof and the awning with success. no doubt the cheapest to use too.
  6. old_toys

    towing MPG

    when considering fuel milage pulling the trailer, you have to factor in wind resistance. that resistance follow the square law. for every doubling the speed the air resistance increases by a factor of 4. i put one of the ARE toppers on my 6.6ltr sierra that slopes up at the rear and it improved...
  7. old_toys

    Tow Vehicle Weight Rating Adjustment

    I always though there is a world of difference between wow I can pull another 1000lbs and safely pulling another 1000lbs. is the truck able to handle the load if the brake controller quits working. I've had that happen.
  8. old_toys

    carrying extra fuel

    I keep my five 5gallon diesel fuel containers full. when the price of diesel goes up I use my stash and when it's on sale I fill everything back up.
  9. old_toys

    carrying extra fuel

    I travel interstate from point a to point b and you have fuel all the way. I carry extra fuel because there is always the possibility of some interruption in the regular running of systems. there is always the possibility of satellite interruption and it would be cash only at the fuel stops or...
  10. old_toys

    12V power issue

    the furnace on our toy hauler would work fine on the battery power but on 120 ac and the battery disconnect switch off, the furnace would light and the fan ran very slow. it was the output of the converter. I replaced that unit with a new one and fixed the old one and have it mounted on the work...
  11. old_toys

    Man, that was close

    another dangerous situation to watch out for is when you are on the interstate pulling you trailer and you pull out to pass a laboring semi going up a steep hill and as you pass the truck you give the right turn signal and the yokel behind you decides to pass you on the right as you attempt to...
  12. old_toys

    How Much Stuff Is Too Much Stuff?

    dremel tool, drill & bits. dremel tool came in handy when I was 700 miles from home and forgot the key to the hardened locks on the toy hauler ramp.
  13. old_toys

    "You'll be fine, just put some more air in the tires"

    there isn't enough helium for party balloons now much less tires.
  14. old_toys

    Propane alarm goes off like an alarm clock

    those propane detectors do have a life span, I've had to replace mine twice and just like all the info on the net mine went out at 5 year intervals. mine just staid on all the time when it went TU.
  15. old_toys

    Ants in my new (preowned) RV

    ants don't like used coffee grounds either, can't get any more organic than that.
  16. old_toys

    OK....convince me that I should buy a Trailer vs staying in VRBO's or hotels....

    you don't run the risk of bringing home bed bugs.
  17. old_toys

    Do i need a bigger truck?

    I bet it goes like hell downhill
  18. old_toys

    Orbital sander question

    i have an air operated rectangle orbital sander that i've used since 1973. the thing i like about it is i can control the speed by air pressure. using the same grit paper, you can remove lots of wood by lowering the pressure and jack it up and do smooth work. i use a 2 stage compressor at...
  19. old_toys

    very little hot water

    I had the same symptoms of hot water going cooler last year. it started off hot and went south from there. it was all my fault, my water heater has a shut off valve between the input and output of the water heater lines and I had the valve open. closed the valve and was back to normal. found I...
  20. old_toys

    Fishing Reels

    looks like you can still buy a Mitchell reel but I doubt it is the original manufacturer. I had two of those reduced volume spools for my Mitchell reels that I put in an old tackle box with a wide rubber band around the mono that was wound on it. when I removed them from that old tackle box last...
  21. old_toys

    Fishing Reels

    no doubt some of the more expensive reels have better components internally and some have sucker factor involved. I still have and use three Mitchel 300 reels I got in 1962 I fly fish streams and bought my first fly outfit in 1968. the reel cost $3.24 after tax and i'm still using that today. it...
  22. old_toys

    J B Weld

    on my duramax 6.6ltr diesel transfer case, the oil pump wore a hole in the case and dumped about 3/4th the fluid. it was a hole about 3/16th in. i cleaned and dried it out and used the jb cold weld original  and after it set for about 6 hrs i topped that with the jb marine weld and it hasn't...
  23. old_toys

    Oh Boy Oh Boy I Did a Very Bad Thing

    on the water in my kayak w/fly rod, my Sanctum Sanctorum
  24. old_toys

    TTs with Torsion Axles

    6:00am going to the smokey mts. 300 ft from my driveway, had to take evasive action turning right at an intersection. apparently this vehicle didn't see the big white gmc/w trailer. when I turned sharp the tires hadn't made it to the curve and ran over a concrete end of the city's new culvert...
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    TTs with Torsion Axles

    this is what a bad day with your torsion axle looks like
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