Gray water will not harm the environment anymore than road run off.
Unfortunately, there are folks who WOULD just go ahead and dump some black water at the same time.
I expect it's illegal, but really shouldn't be. The problem is, if you let folks dump their gray water, some will go ahead and sneak in a black water dump, because some folks are like that.
But gray water is not any more unsanitary than ordinary run off water in any town.
WRT to my Bal X-Chock, I always deploy them before I extend the slide. And I pull in the slide before I remove the X-Chock.
As for the nut, after having the trouble you've experienced with the nut behind the wheel skirting, I just turn the X-Chock upside down. The chock doesn't care, and I have easy access to the nut.
One thing to think about with X-chocks is access to them, especially when it's wet and raining out. If you have a slide over the wheels, it can be a pain to mount and tighten them after the slide is out. There's different designs of them. The type that you have to lock with your foot would not work very well in this case.
Another thing with the type that has a nut or handle on the top, in some cases, the wheel skirting can obscure the nut and you need to tighten it by feel and be crouched over. That's what ours is like (BAL) and it's a bit of a nuisance.
I doubt you will find the EU2000i will reliably run 13.5K AC.
I bought a second EU2000i (Companion model). I can move 2 2000's. I can't move the 3000.
Also, the twin 2000's also put out more power than one 3000.
And when I don't need to run the AC, I only have to run one of the 2000's.
If that's enough to cause you to avoid a city, then I would advise you to never, ever venture on the interstates through and around Atlanta, GA.
No offence, but the last time I drove thru SLC, I felt like I was taking my life in my hands. I always keep a buffer zone and some lady in a little sports car pulled in front of me and then slammed on her breaks. Thank goodness I had good breaks and I bet I came an inch from her bumper. I've avoided SLC ever since. (I know that could happen on any freeway, but that happened to me on that freeway and, well you know) Would taking the 215 help any or is it just as bad. Heading to Brownsville from WA sometime next Spring. Thanks in advance
Concur about usability with slides in.
I only have a small TT, but before I bought I had to know I could access the bathroom and fridge, along with using the bed, etc.
I've seen a lot of RV's that have either the fridge, bathroom, or both to be blocked by the slide.
We are planning on about 300 miles in a day for our cross country trip.
Much depends on whether one is retired or not, and sometimes on age.
I'm retired now, so we aren't in a big hurry. We'll take our time, enjoy what we are see, not wear ourselves out, have a good time.
For me, one big purpose of a RV is to NOT have to stay a hotel. Even at Hilton's, you can get bed bugs.
Hubby and I love to do last minute trips. We could be gone a night or a few weeks. We have done this for the last 25 years.
We bought our TT last year and take it wherever we can. Before the TT we always stayed in Hilton Hotels.
We like them because they are always the same. All!! bed coverings and pillows are changed daily. In fact the staff at a few automatically knew which room we would like.
The reason we bought a new TT is because we are a bit OCD about cleanliness and organization. We did not want to have something someone else had slept in.
Sadly, buying our TT has reduced my status on the Hilton Club because we don't stay there as often.
Do you still like to stay in hotels, or do you prefer to stay in your RV whenever possible?
This is the truth. We, with 3 other RV were making our way in to the Marshalling Yards at the Georgia Dome this past Labor Day weekend. We were driving in from Norcross for the CFA Kickoff game.
No matter the speed, if a mere car length and a quarter developed, a car was going to fill it. It's amazing how little concern those folks give for the stopping distance of a truck pulling a trailer.
I kept falling further behind because I like to leave more than 1 car length between me and the vehicle in front.
I don't know one way or the other on the wreck.
However in Atlanta we have had numerous close calls of people cutting us off in the MH. We've had them come from the right lane over to the lane left of us while we were riding the brakes. No one will let you have space to slip into the lane you need. They ride right on the side of you and the corners despite braking or accelerating to get hopefully in position to change lanes. There have been several that resent you being on their road? They fly in front of you and stand on the brakes.
Free, maybe. Someone is paying their salaries. Legally? I'd say the jury is still out on what was and was not legal.
Just because NSA was doing it, doesn't mean it was automatically legal.
I wasn't aware that doing a background search on citizens was illegal?
worse going on on the federal level.
NSA does it free, and legally!
Even here in Virginia, I will not completely put mine up.
I need it in 3 weeks for another football weekend. Then I will blow out the water lines, and put some anti-freeze in the traps and tanks. If needed for another football game we can use her but will just have to bring flushing water along.
If neccessary, I will put a heater inside, should be get a week of 24 hour subfreezing weather.
Also, in late winter (late February) we're leaving for a trip across the country to California.
On interstates, max of 65 mph, but usually between 60 & 65. Sometimes I will get above 65 for a relatively short distance, if I have to pass someone.
On non interstates, I tow at 55 mph or the speed limit, which ever is lower.
Is there any dongles to stay away from over at Amazon? Any brands better or worse than their brethren?The BAFX Products - PIC18F2480 Bluetooth OBD2 scan tool seems to be THE ONE to get on Amazon. 4.5 stars and over 1,200 user reviews!
I have not tried this device so cannot further comment - sorry.
I had 4 Maxxis installed a little cheaper than 4 GY Marathons. But mine were the very common 205/75R14. By the way, the Maxxis m8008 are made in Tailand, not China, although Maxxis does make some tires in China and Viet Nam also.
They're all about the same, best way to shop ST trailer tires is on price. None are made in US anymore, they are all made in China, so the brand really doesn't matter. Weigh your trailer and make sure you're not overloading the tires. Get 'em balanced and they will last longer.
Many here have reported Maxxis as good brand, but limited dealer network so limited availability in many regions and higher priced than most.
For me, one reason I traded my former trailer, HiLo 22L was due to the east west sleeping arrangement. I wanted an island bed so neither of us had to crawl over the other in order to use the facilities in the middle of the night. And at my age, it happens a lot more that it used to.
So we got the Koala 21CS which is 24 ft bumper to ball. Of course another plus is the spacious corner glass enclosed shower. Would never trade that for another curtain enclosed shower.
But the 21CS does have a slide that opens up the living/galley area.
Fun Finder also has a 210UDS with the dinning slide and a walk around queen at just under 22ft. My inlaws have a 2009 Fun Finder 210WBS which they love and is awsome for the 2 of them. Big bathroom, walkaround queen, and the couch on a slide. Their's is the older version of this trailer which is lower and 7.5ft wide instead of 8. It is very easy to tow. This floor plan is now the Shadow Crusier 195WBS
And regarding comparing, lets say the 210UDS vs my 189FDS, let's talk about the bed layout. Because the bed on the longer trailer runs north-south, that means it is using 80 inches from front of trailer to foot of bed. In my floorplan, since the bed is east-west, it only uses 54 inches from the front of the trailer. There is the biggest difference of the length of the trailer. In other words, I end up with almost the same number of sq ft of usuable daytime floorspace in a overall package that is shorter and slightly lighter. The 210 gains a more user friendly bed area. I travel solo, so the bed issue is a non starter for me. It's more time consuming to make the bed though on my layout, if that matters to a person.
Bottom line for me was the bed area usability is less important than day time use floorspace.
Per information from Skyline who makes the Koala which has Azdel exterior walls, the Azdel is a substrate that is used in place of luaun. The Azdel is laminated to a brand of fiberglass siding, Lamilux 4000, a high gloss, metal flake finished product.
I have a Koala. What I like about the Lamilux 4000 is there are no fiberglass strands visible like there is in a lot of the Filon siding.
While expensive, the Honda or Yamaha are among the best choices.
Since I already had one Honda, I bought a Honda Companion so I could "Twin" them. I also bought an extended run fuel tank. With the extended run tank, I can run both gennys at max output for about 8 hours before refueling. This was necessary for the football game in Atlanta over Labor Day weekend.
The other good thing is if only one is needed, ie no AC requirements, I only need to take one with me.
The single Honda 3600 is too heavy for me to handle.