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RE: stupid question

Part of the answer to your question lies in the placement of the drain within your holding tanks. In our case the black tank is furtherest to the rear of the coach, then the grey tank. The black tank drain is toward the hitch side of the black tank, so a "nose down" attitude helps the black tank drain more completely. The reverse is true for the grey tank. We generally dump & flush tanks while still in the site, if we have sewer and if the TT is level front to back & side to side I'll get good drainage, with maybe a couple of quarts left in either tank. You'll want to do some exploring to see where each of your tanks empty. Dump stations - I've seen way too many that are backwards, that is they tilt away from the dump valves and/or are sloped front to back. Because of this I almost always plan our trips where our final site has sewer hook-ups. That way I can thoroughly rinse my tanks without holding anybody else up. Many years ago I invested in a Sewer Solution because our TT sits very low. As a previous reply to your post mentioned it is not unusual to have a sewer hook-up that is higher than your dump valves. The SS uses a water hose and a venturi effect to literally pump the waste water out. Works great and and the only moving part is a lever that directs the water jet into the dump valve to help backflush.
Drbolasky 08/02/15 06:58pm Travel Trailers
Fan-Tastic Vent - Why didn't I do this sooner??

Just finished the installation of a Fan-Tastic fan/vent. Basic 3-speed model with thermostat & rain sensor. Easy install in place of the existing bathroom vent with anemic little fan. The amount of air this thing pulls through the coach is unbelievable!!! :S :B
Drbolasky 08/02/15 03:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best TT for A Family of 7 w/ Nissan NV Passenger Van as TV

What Old-Biscuit said.
Drbolasky 08/02/15 01:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Prodigy P2 Error

One other possibility - there should be a fuse between your battery and the DC distribution panel inside your trailer (in my case it is on the main lead fastened to the A-frame between the battery and where the cable goes in to the trailer). Make sure this fuse/fuse block is dry and free of corrosion. Good luck. Electrical issues can be frustrating.
Drbolasky 08/02/15 10:48am Towing
RE: Alternative to an Airstream's quality and beautiful windows?

Airstreams are well-insulated. The manufacture of AS trailers has been documented on several television shows.
Drbolasky 08/02/15 10:42am Travel Trailers
RE: South Dakota

If you have kids, Palmer Gulch KOA. If not, Rafter J Bar. Central to all except Badlands.
Drbolasky 08/01/15 05:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: No AC.... Deal breaker?

Would be a deal-breaker in my book. To be fair, we've used the AC very little this year but on our recent trip through New England last month there were some times when it was absolutely necessary. JMHO
Drbolasky 08/01/15 05:11am Travel Trailers
RE: How's your GumpIQ?

11 out of 12. Not bad for not having seen the movie in about 2 years.
Drbolasky 07/29/15 09:05pm Around the Campfire
RE: stone mountain park

It depends on where the site is within the park. There is a loop of sites that rings the pool and activity areas. We were assigned a site in this loop when we visited SMP back in 2012. The good news there is those sites are fairly level but the bad news connected with those sites is they have little to no shade. Sites that are in the shade along the lake run the gamut from level to off-kilter. If you have a voltage meter or some other protection device for your RV, use it; the voltage on their electrical service dropped quite low during our visit and there would be some risk of damage to your AC. Otherwise, it is a nice park - very clean and well managed.
Drbolasky 07/29/15 06:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: DW wouldn't ride with me anymore

We picked up a good deal on a '98 Audi convertible in Sept. of '13. There's nothing like "topless" motoring!!
Drbolasky 07/27/15 01:25pm Around the Campfire
RE: L.I. to Cleveland

If you have time for a side trip swing down to State College and the PSU Creamery. Best ice cream on the planet.
Drbolasky 07/27/15 09:07am Roads and Routes
RE: Life span of Arctic Fox or Nash trailers, and towing them

I'm going to suggest finding out what these trailers actually weigh (somebody here on the Forum has got to own examples of these) in order to answer your questions. With these TT's loaded and ready to travel they will be closer to the GVW than to the dry weight (dry weights are polite fiction). Second, those tongue weights seem to me to be very low. Tongue weights generally should come in at 12-15% of the weight of the trailer for best road manners. JMHO Our Coachmen is 15 years old and still going strong because it is maintained. If these units you are considering were well-maintained you should be in good shape. Northwood is one of the better builders out there. Good luck.
Drbolasky 07/27/15 06:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Dealer dilemma - need advice

Agree with others - find another dealer. Scam, scam, scam. A reputable firm would never give you a figure for a trade in without LOOKING at the unit. First red flag right there. I had a car dealer do the same thing a long time ago - they lost a sale then and potential customer for the future.
Drbolasky 07/26/15 03:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Yogi Bear campground in Caledonia Wisconsin lhas ow voltage

We discovered other reasons for never returning to Jellystone/Caledonia back in 2011. Nice park but way overpriced for what you get. JMHO
Drbolasky 07/26/15 05:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lowes AND Home Depot-horrible quality

We've all done it to ourselves. Where I live, there used to be hardware stores, owned and operated by the person you talked to. They knew where everything was, how it was used, and personally knew their suppliers. X2 This is what happens when consumers shop only by price.
Drbolasky 07/25/15 06:55am Around the Campfire
RE: One Year

What you saved in not buying cigarettes paid for the Harley, yes? I was in a retail sales situation back in the mid-80's and you could get a CARTON of cigarettes for $5. Today that doesn't even get you a pack............. Congrats!! Be safe out there.
Drbolasky 07/24/15 04:39am Around the Campfire
RE: Newburgh to Lancaster

We also use I-84 to Rt. 209. Rt. 209 takes you through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area - it is a pretty drive however it is only 2 lane road, it that matters. Also be aware there is bridge reconstruction on I-84 westbound. We were eastbound about two weeks ago and traffic going west was backed up pretty good. Allow extra time there. I'm going to suggest, if you've not already considered, that you continue on 209 south to Rt. 33 (and yes, you're on I-80 for a bit at Stroudsburg). Rt. 33 eventually terminates at I-78, then take I-78 west to Rt. 222/Hamilton Blvd. The stretch from the I-78 interchange to Breinigsville is 4 lane but there is a series of traffic lights so take your time. Rt. 222 is then 2 lanes until you get to the east side of Reading; once you're on the Reading bypass you will make good time. Enjoy & safe travels.
Drbolasky 07/24/15 04:34am Roads and Routes
RE: Fishing Bridge rv park

Sure it is tight, but you're there to visit the Park, not the RV site. 'Nuf said.
Drbolasky 07/24/15 04:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Gettysburg/ Hershey/Lancaster

Our top choice in Gettysburg is Gettysburg Campground, with the KOA a close second. Drummer Boy lost our patronage when the corporate machine bought the park. If you have kids with you consider the Old Mill Stream CG next to the Dutch Wonderland theme park, or the Jellystone Park in Quarryville is a good place from which to explore PA Dutch Country, however it will be expensive. Have not stayed at either in over 10 years.
Drbolasky 07/19/15 08:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rhode Island Places? Need Advice

At that time I would think Fisherman's Memorial may be available. We wanted to stay there last week - no luck. Same with Charlestown Breachway unless you were willing to go without hookups. We used Ft. Getty Park in Jamestown. Water & electric only and no amenities. Sites are grass; 25' wide by 60' or so deep. Just be sure to have good long power cord &/or water hose. The CG sites atop a small peninsula at the mouth of the bay. Nice views, nice breeze, quiet place. If you think you're going to wind up there, call first since they have only a dozen or so sites for transients, and if you're looking for sandy beaches you won't find any here.
Drbolasky 07/19/15 08:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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