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RE: How do I fill my fresh water tank?

I had the same problem with my travel trailer and what it turned out was the idiots at the factory put the filler hose up and over the water pump hose instead of under it. That created a large hill for the water to go over. I rerouted the filler hose under the water pump hose, andx now it goes in fine Jack l
NanciL 11/11/14 06:47am Beginning RVing
RE: Retiring an old travel trailer into utility trailer

Just check the wheel bearings and spindels first. I did that many years ago with an old pop -up that was given to me, and on one trip with it a wheel came flying off on the interstate Jack L
NanciL 11/11/14 03:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Dodged a bullet

Thank you for the heads up. At my old age, I'll keep this in mind Jack L
NanciL 11/10/14 07:41am Around the Campfire
RE: Budgeting for an Alaska Trip

I am a little dismayed at the false impression given about either the Alaska Highway or the Marine Highway wether "tongue in cheek" or not. I have traveled both and never needed tools or a spare on the Alaska Highway and traveled on 4 different legs on the Marine Highway and found the accommodations more than adequate including a berth for one overnight trip. The ferry is comfortable and has great cafeteria style dining. On the Alaska Highway we never had a close call with gas, just ride on the top half of your tank, never had a flat tire, and the only damage in two trip on the Alaska Highway was a stone chip in our TV. We are planning a trip again in 2015 and will travel on both "highways". X's 2 We heard all the horror stories prior to our trip and had two spare trailer tires and two spare truck tires. We never had a flat or a blow out and came back with all the spares. We went the inland route and came back by the ferry system and loved it all. if we ever go back we have on our bucket list to Paddle the inside passage with our kayaks Jack L To answer the OP question on our trip from Maryland in 2008 we traveled about 14,000 miles and spent about $12,000 dollars which included food. We did do a number of tours, but for many used the 2 for 1 Tour Saver book. Our gas mileage was about 16-17 mpg.
NanciL 11/09/14 04:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pipe draing question ?

Get a piece of 1/4 plastic tubing and feed it in, it will allow air in to break the vacuum. It would be impossible to get it through the outside shutoff Jack L
NanciL 11/09/14 03:35am Tech Issues
RE: Alaska trip

We did a four month trip from NC to Alaska and back. It was awesome. We took our two kayaks, our mountain bikes, and our back packing gear. If you would like to read our trip report, I'll be glad to e-mail you a copy. If you are a paddler, a biker, or a hiker you might get some good info out of it Jack L
NanciL 11/09/14 03:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Alaska trip

We did a four month trip from NC to Alaska and back. It was awesome. We took our two kayaks, our mountain bikes, and our back packing gear. If you would like to read our trip report, I'll be glad to e-mail you a copy. If you are a paddler, a biker, or a hiker you might get some good info out of it Jack L
NanciL 11/09/14 03:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Budgeting for an Alaska Trip

I think you are close, but might need a little more. We did a four month trip from NC to Alaska and back about seven years ago. We did fifteen thousand miles and believe it or not, we spent fifteen thousand dollars. It was the trip of a life time and worth every cent jack L
NanciL 11/09/14 03:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Pipe draing question ?

I don't think a frost-free hosebib will work in this situation. Does your inside shutoff not have a bleed cap? It should. Look for a small knurled cap on the side of the valve. If there is one, unscrew it to break the vacuum in the pipe. Bruce You are correct. A frost free hose bib won't help clear the pipe of water. And no the shutoff is one of those little ones like we have in our trailers with no drain. I was hoping some plumber had some method that we do-it yourselfers don't know about. I'll probably just end up putting in a quest coupling right after the shutoff and just disconnect that each year which should break the vacuum Jack L Jack L
NanciL 11/08/14 02:11pm Tech Issues
Pipe draing question ?

When we go to Florida I always drain my entire house with no problems. I have four low point drains. My problem right now three weeks before we go is trying to get the water out of a section of pipe that feeds an out door spigot. Normally I can wait until we drain the entire house, but this year we are having extreme cold and I am afraid that that particular pipe will freeze. All the piping except for that one is in an enclosed heated pipe chase. The shutoff for that pipe is also in the heated pipe chase. The pipe is about fifteen feet long with a very slight slope from the shut off to the spigot. When I close the shutoff and open the spigot, the suction is evidently preventing the water from flowing out of the spigot. Is there any simple way of getting the water to drain out with out making modifications to the system ? I tried letting the water run and then closing the inside shut off, but that didn't work. Jack L
NanciL 11/08/14 07:31am Tech Issues
RE: Campgrounds in Tampa/Clearwater, FL Area

You can't beat Fort Desoto county park. It has awesome beaches, canoe and kayak rentals, bike rentals and paths and a old historical Fort for the kids to play on. It is hard to get reservations and the county residents have first choice, but we have been able to snag reservations when we wanted them. Jack L
NanciL 11/08/14 07:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fresh Water Tank Left Open or Closed?

Close it. Jack L
NanciL 11/08/14 03:48am Travel Trailers
RE: What are you givin' or gettin' for your RV this Christmas?

We are giving our travel trailer a Christmas in the Florida Keys as we do each year. It has never complained yet, so we figure it is a great present Jack L
NanciL 11/07/14 12:00pm General RVing Issues

What we used in the Army was Hamburger. It is Hamburger in cream Gravy. It is very simple to make. All you have to do is to brown your Beef, Mix in Flour till all the powder in mixed in with no dry flour showing. Add Milk and stir it up breaking up the Lumps with a Wire Whip. Season with Salt and Pepper to taste. Cook to desired thickness. I always knew we in the Navy had it better then you grunts! We had the high class stuff with chipped beef. Yum, my favorite breakfast! (back then) Jack L
NanciL 11/07/14 07:08am Around the Campfire
RE: Winterizing in Florida

I can fully understand your point, but I would have waited until a day or two before the big freeze. It only take us ten minutes at the most to winterize our 25 foot travel trailer Jack L
NanciL 11/06/14 02:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winterized See you next season!

Eat your heart out guys ! I just finished greasing the bearings in preparation for our four months of snow birding down in the Florida Keys Life is good! Jack L
NanciL 11/05/14 03:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Scranton I-81 construction

We travel I-81 from NC to Mass. several times a year and for as long as I can remember we get held up by construction. We also travel the entire east coast from up state NY to Florida several times a year, and PA is the absolutely worst. Especially those stupid "safety zones" where the speed limit is either 50 or 55. It is a two faced state, and they either should enforce the signs, or take them down. They only problem with enforcing them is the entire state would be one big parking lot from one end to the other ! Jack L
NanciL 11/03/14 07:21am Snowbirds
RE: Last Chance -- Halloween supplies - act fast

Can I run to the store and get a discount on fireworks in mid June ??? Jack L
NanciL 11/03/14 07:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Keeping Things Cold on the Road

To the Op Please read my response on page two to your question, but skip the first paragraph. It will answer what you originally asked. In our case we pre cool the refrig, by turning it on the day before we travel Jack L
NanciL 11/03/14 07:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Eliminate front to back wobble when parked?

Those jacks are useless ! You need scissor jacks. Also even with the scissor jacks, the higher you jack them the less stable they will be. I made up wooden boxes to go under my stabilizers and my tongue jack for my 25 footer and it is rock solid If you could replace the ones you have with scissors, I think you would see a big improvement Jack L
NanciL 11/03/14 03:25am Beginning RVing
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