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RE: Roadside Lost & Found and/or Confessions

I was on my way to work one morning and on a back country rural road found a 28 foot extension ladder in the middle of the road. I tied it on my roof rack and brought it back home, put it in the driveway and then headed back to work. It was like brand new and had stenciled on one side "Pike Electric, etc" with their telephone number. As soon as I got to work, called the number and talked to some grouchy guy who wanted to know where it was. I told him and gave him directions and then he hung up without ever even thanking me. When I got home that night my wife told me that someone with a truck came and picked it up without ever even coming to the door. Pike electric is a large company, but I don't think I would care to work for them ! Jack L
NanciL 06/27/17 02:14pm Around the Campfire
RE: How do I keep my cat out of my boat?

Put a Tom cat in ! Jack L
NanciL 06/27/17 04:47am Around the Campfire
RE: A SPOT shower you say???? Ummm, sure!

Yeah, we had a similar forecast a few days ago; "20% chance of thunder storms". So, what did we get? Lightning, thunder, 58 MPH winds, pea-sized hail, rain so heavy that visibility dropped to less than 200 feet! In less than half an hour my rain gauge showed 0.54" of rain! That is odd ! In our neck of the woods "20 percent chance of precip" means a beautiful day Jack L
NanciL 06/26/17 05:28am Around the Campfire
RE: Blue Ridge Pkwy

The kids won't enjoy Biltmore Estate. There is good canoeing on the French Broad River. Checkout the Asheville Outdoor Center. they rent canoes and kayaks and do shuttles, and you will float right by the Biltmore estate. We live right close the Parkway. The section from Asheville to Boone is the absolute best, but to drive much farther can get old real quick Jack L
NanciL 06/26/17 05:21am Travel Trailers
RE: I81

On our annual trip up we take I-26 to I-81 to I-84 to the Mass Pike. Penn has to be the worst state in the country for road construction. In thirty years of twice a year going up, I cannot remember one year when we were not held up. There are a few states that I hate, and would never want to live there, but that one leads the list Jack l
NanciL 06/25/17 09:00am Beginning RVing
RE: Setting up for 1 year.... game plan questions???

NanciL, I'll be sure to check on my insurance again. I mentioned to my agent that I would be setting it up down at the beach and that I may still pull it from time to time and he said to leave my insurance as it was. I need to double check to make sure what is covered. I ended up buiding concrete block piers for all four corners and it is by far more stable than with just the scissors down. I can still remove the front two pillars and pull it out in less than an hour no problem. I hard plumbed the sewer and it was a breeze as well, plus I can unhook it in a matter of minutes. For about 3 hours of work, it was worth it to me to have a more stable setup. Now my kids can jump around like a bunch of monkeys and me not feel like the camper is about to flip over. Sounds like you did good ! My insurance that we have our house and two vehicles with would not insure it for full purchase value for hurricane and flood. We hunted around and state farm and all the others wouldn't either. Then my brother in law suggest Progressive. He has his power boat with them, and they insured it right away jack L
NanciL 06/25/17 08:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Help Me Pick A New Camper!

No matter which one you get, you'll have some kind of trouble with it. Especially that Forest River. And they are all put together with non skilled craftsmen using junk materials I just hope you don't get a complete lemon like we did with our 2016 Forest river that we bought new. If I were to buy another travel trailer (which I won't) I would forget about the lower priced ones and get a high end one like Air Stream. Jack L
NanciL 06/24/17 08:31am Travel Trailers
RE: tt moves

I put a 40 footer on a permanent site. I addition to the stabilizers, I have three concrete block piers with wood shims on each side, and then I put a jack under each axle at the shackle near the wheel, (total four). This will keep the tires off the ground as each one loses air over time. I also have concrete block piers under the outside corners of the slides( two per slide) The trailer is rock solid (like our house) Jack L
NanciL 06/22/17 11:28am Travel Trailers
RE: My opinion on slideouts

After reading year after year of all the problems with slideouts, I have come to the conclusion that they are one big gamble! Any one else think the same ? Jack L So, after 5 pages of posts, have you come to a conclusion about slides? What shows up in these 5 pages is not unlike discussions about tires, hitches and tow vehicles. People who have them feel a need to defend them. Those who don't have them want to be critical. Even those of us who have had both types are split on the issue of being "one big gamble". It all comes down to this, and always will, it is a personal decision and only you can make it. What do you feel comfortable doing in the way of repair and maintenance? One poster mentioned a time when the slide did not retract. He traced it to a loose wire on the fuse block and was an easy fix for him. Well, I know people whose mechanical abilities end at the button on the wall. If it doesn't work then panic sets in. Those folks might be better served with a basic trailer, no toots, no whistles. The rest of us are somewhere up the scale and can handle small issues. So, are they gambles? I say yes, but for many not really that big a deal. And, many have reminded us that everything is a gamble in a trailer. Get what you want, and get what you will feel comfortable with. Plain and simple. Best wishes. I didn't need 5 pages, or a hundred pages. I stated my opinion in my OP. For what it is worth; In 20 years of Rv'ing with trailers, my two previous ones did not have slides and we were very happy with them, and here and there we watched people having trouble with them. last year we sold our trailer that didn't have one and bought a new 40 footer that has them. That trailer is on a permanent site and will not be hauled and we love the large extra space it gives us. I put the slides out once, and have no intention of ever taking them in. I also bought a tiny pop up for commuting back and forth to our spacious winter home. My OP was for conversation, and it sure did create some ! I would have posted it on "the around the campfire forum", but it would have got deleted there, or bumped to here Jack L
NanciL 06/20/17 12:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Benefit of 50 amp over 30 amp

The only real disadvantage I can see is initial cost. Unless it's standard equipment, the upgrade will cost around 1K - or at least it did on our AF. I did my own and the total cost was less than $150. That was a new 50 amp panel with a main breaker, a new 220 volt 20 amp breaker, and a single pole 110 volt 20 amp breaker and a new 15 foot cable. If I got a 25 foot cable the cost would have been a lot more. I now have two entry cables. the original 30 amp 120 volt one and the new 50 amp 240 volt one jack L
NanciL 06/19/17 04:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Setting up for 1 year.... game plan questions???

I have my 40 footer set up permanently,in a rv park in the Florida Keys, but I have no intention of pulling it out in case of a hurricane. We got Progressive insurance that covers it for the purchase price and will cover wind and flood damage. Jack L
NanciL 06/19/17 11:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Benefit of 50 amp over 30 amp

Big Difference and much better It not only gives you 240 volts, but allows you to run much more stuff all at the same time. I just added a 50 amp breaker panel to my trailer along with a new cord which gives me 80 amps and I now have a 240 volt drier along with a washing machine, and as soon as we get back to it I am going to add a second A/C unit Jack L
NanciL 06/19/17 08:21am Travel Trailers
RE: take my kayak to Cherokee / Maggie Valley NC ?

Check out Fontana Lake. it is a very large lake. If you are around Asheville, the French Broad River has many sections that are good for easy kayak paddling. We did a 70 mile section in our canoe jack L
NanciL 06/18/17 01:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Getting too OLD here - I reckon

I have been on the forums longer then you and I'll bet I am a lot older then you, and I think in the past year or so the forums have really calmed down. A few years ago I left here because almost every question I asked was met with a sarcastic response, but that seems to have changed The " around the campfire" one here is as bad as ever with the moderator changing anything that doesn't suit him unless you are one of his pets. I have a good friend who won't go on it because almost all his posts were deleted by the moderator because he disagreed with one of the mods pets posts I would stay on and don't worry about others Also check out "The RV forum" the moderators are excellent and most of the posters are good people Jack L
NanciL 06/18/17 01:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Forest River takes their ball and go's home.

After the nonsense I have had with our new 2017, I would never buy another one. Their workmanship and quality is horrendous. jack L
NanciL 06/17/17 05:29am Travel Trailers
How to get the tail light lens off

We have an older Coleman Taoes, and no matter how I try, I cannot get the tail light lens off. There is a black tab on each side that looks like if I pushed it in with a screw driver. It would release it, but I cannot get it to budge Can any one tell me the secret to removing it? Jack L
NanciL 06/16/17 11:55am Folding Trailers
My opinion on slideouts

After reading year after year of all the problems with slideouts, I have come to the conclusion that they are one big gamble! Any one else think the same ? Jack L
NanciL 06/16/17 04:36am Travel Trailers
My opinion on slide outs

Wrong forum -please remove
NanciL 06/16/17 04:32am Folding Trailers
RE: What's a girl to do???

We were food shopping at Wally World this morning and since I need a new pair of dress pants for one my many daughters up coming wedding, I decided to take a look in the mens clothing section. I came home with a nice pair of gray ones that fit perfectly. Cost $9.00. The material feels as good as any that I would pay $100 for at one of the large dept. stores, and more than likely they came from the same factory. jack l
NanciL 06/14/17 09:53am Around the Campfire
RE: What's a girl to do???

Try Wally World. More then likely they'll have what you want and it will cost a tenth of what you would get at your "Dress Barn" ! jack L
NanciL 06/11/17 04:18am Around the Campfire
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