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RE: Campsite Liability - insurance issues

Maybe its different in NC ?? But any vehicle I ever bought and financed the Insurance comp required FULL coverage ! None of "just what state law required"... It does have full coverage when hooked to the TV. All the finance company is interested in, is recouping their money. They do that thru Comp, and collision. So my TT has it's own comp, and collision. But it only has liability while hooked to the TV. Liability only covers what the TT does to someone else's property. So the finance company don't care about that. And since the TT won't run into any one's property while parked. It doesn't need it. But a limb CAN fall on it, or someone could run into it on site. So it has comp, and collision. Interesting. I wonder if you need liability insurance if you unhook your TT from the TV and forget to put out the chocks. Your trailer starts a nice run down hill into a very expensive Class A. What do you think?
PenMan 08/04/15 11:42am General RVing Issues
RE: windows 10

I'm not real computer savvy (I know the programs I use but nothing special about the OS) but one private forum I'm on has a lot of talk about Windows 10 passing out your passwords like candy on Halloween. Not sure how much truth there is to that statement but I will not be upgrading from 7 Pro until I hear from those I trust that the problems are no longer problems.
PenMan 08/02/15 12:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Rockwood Roo dinette question

On our 2007 Roo it had folding legs on the bottom of the table. You folded the legs up and put the table on the pieces of wood attached to the seats. Put the cushions in place and you're done making a short bed.
PenMan 08/02/15 12:07pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: WDH while staying hooked up overnight

I don't even bother to put the stabilizers down if it is just one night (like at Walmart or Cracker Barrel). I unhook the electric cable from the truck and put out the bedroom slide (sometimes even the slide with the sofa). Never a problem.
PenMan 07/31/15 10:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Rand McNally RVND 7710 7-Inch GPS vs. Garmin

They all sent me down roads to nowhere, told me to turn left when I knew the destination was on the right, and other curious quirks. I would never pay for a built in unit unless all updates were free forever, and I could do them myself. x2. I have the Garmin for RVs and it really does some weird routing. You can do a search and see long previous post. I will only use it on the interstates as it does not do a good job routing on smaller highways or in city streets. It will get you lost. I'll have to say it worked much better before I downloaded the latest maps.
PenMan 07/27/15 01:27pm Technology Corner
RE: Albq to Deming down I-25 to I-10 Phx.

I agree on 26 over I25. If you decide to stay near Deming, we enjoyed Rockhound State Park. There is not any shade in the park but we were there in October and it was nice. You are allowed to collect a nice amount of gemstones if you enjoy that.
PenMan 07/24/15 11:28am Roads and Routes
RE: Leveling TT W/ A Large Slide (or 2)

Isn't this exactly what slide out stabilizers are for? Unfortunately, using slide stabilizers can void many trailer warranties as they tend to damage slide outs due to settling. I use blocks to level side to side and then use RotoChoks to really cut down on any movement. Disconnect from truck and use power jack to level front to rear. Put down stabilizers until snug (I use three 2"x8" blocks under each) and then I open the slides. Our TT has two large slides on opposite sides and a bedroom slide (small one) on the curb side. I have never had a problem with the stabilizers needing to be readjusted. I think the RotoChoks have as much to do with eliminating trailer movement as the stabilizers do.
PenMan 07/23/15 11:05am Travel Trailers
RE: GPS - RV specific or not?

We have the Garmin RV 760 now. It is great if you only travel on interstates but if you travel on any two lane roads you need a paper map. I can't even count the number of times it would have (and a couple of times it did) get us lost to the point we had to turn around and take a different route. Last week we traveled from Albuquerque to a spot just south of Taos, NM. I knew exactly where I was going but wanted to see how the Garmin would route us. If I had followed the GPS we would have ended up at one intersection where we were told to make a left turn. Impossible with 59 ft. of truck and trailer. It also took us 30 miles past our destination and then had us turn around and go back. It kept trying to get us to turn on dirt roads that led nowhere when we were on the two lane highway on which our property was located. Just saying.
PenMan 07/22/15 03:02pm Technology Corner
RE: Question From a Really Big Guy Maybe You Can Answer

I'm a big guy too (about 400 lbs.) and I have not had any trouble with the steps on my hybrid or the TT in my signature. I couldn't use the bathroom in the hybrid so that was one requirement when we moved up to the TT. I have no problem getting in/out of the TT with the steps (no modifications), the shower and using the toilet. We plan to use the TT for snowbirding a couple of years from now. BTW, welcome to the forum. Also, we chose a TT over a 5er to avoid the extra steps on the inside.
PenMan 07/22/15 02:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Red River,NM

We just got back from a trip just outside of Taos. Rained some each day and the temps were great. Never ran the a/c.
PenMan 07/18/15 04:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Turquoise Highway

If you have the time, do it as a side trip. There are many places to stop but not easily with an RV. As 2gypsides said, a drive up to Sandia Crest is well worth the time. When I was a kid back in the 1950's you could see El Paso, Texas from the crest as there was no pollution. You can still see a couple hundred miles. While in Albuquerque you should also take the tram up to the crest and also visit Old Town. In Santa Fe, visit the plaza and maybe have lunch at the La Fonda Hotel (on the plaza). Check out the church with the spiral staircase (really cool). I can't recommend a campground since I have not stayed at one in Santa Fe or Albuquerque but Santa Fe Skies gets a lot of positive reviews. Have fun in the Land of Enchantment.
PenMan 07/18/15 11:05am Roads and Routes
RE: Magnavox MDR557H/F7

No problem 2oldman. I quoted it so I could answer specific questions. I'm getting old too so I didn't want to forget what the OP asked.
PenMan 07/18/15 10:36am Technology Corner
RE: Magnavox MDR557H/F7

Is anyone out there using this new DVR? I just got it and it won't play with a Comcast cable box. The directions say to connect to the box with component cables. This tiny box does not have component connections. I an sure that it will work without a box in a campground that provides a connection without needing a box or using the antenna. My question to anyone that is using this unit is can you watch a different channel while recording on another channel? Will it record when you are away from your RV and switch to the different channels that you have set to record? I had an older Magnavox 513 DVR that would work like this but never connected it to a cable box. I bought this new 1TB unit because my old one failed to power up. I may consider having it fixed if the new one does not work like I think it should. It should work just like the cable company DVR works at home. I have two of the older units and also a new 1 TB like yours. You can record one channel and watch a dvd or previously recorded show but not another channel on the DVR while recording. You can always watch a different channel on your TV. You can set it to record a show on one channel and then record a show on a different channel with no problems. I have not used it with a cable box so I'm not familiar with that. I use it with an OTA antenna and have used it with cable at a campground without problem. Hope this helps.
PenMan 07/16/15 01:33pm Technology Corner
RE: Propane Tank Pinging Sound

That's weird. I'll have to try the touch test next time I have the TT out. I could tell which tank the sound was coming from but did not touch the tank or pigtail. It quit pinging when the regulator switched over to the full tank.
PenMan 07/16/15 01:14pm Travel Trailers
Propane Tank Pinging Sound

I noticed a pinging sound while inside the trailer and traced the sound to the propane tanks. I couldn't find anything wrong. I noticed later that the automatic switchover regulator had switched to the full tank. Is it normal for a propane tank to make a noise when it gets close to empty? Everything that runs off of propane worked perfectly.
PenMan 07/14/15 10:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Cane Creek Park, Waxhaw NC

We stayed at Crown Cove RV Park when we visited Charlotte last fall. Nothing special but nice and clean. We stayed a month. It is actually located just across the state line in SC. We thought about the campground at Carowinds and the KOA which are in the same area as Crown Cove but we were looking for a quieter location. The others are located on fairly busy roads. http://www.crowncovervpark.com/
PenMan 07/07/15 11:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: re-packing greasing the bearings / axle

I agree with Old Guy. Let it sit, repack bearings more often (like yearly). Sitting is harder on bearings than moving it. Use it and repack every other year.
PenMan 07/07/15 11:37am Beginning RVing
RE: Montana vs Open Range

We love our Open Range. It is a TT, not a 5er because of my shot knees. We have pulled it thousands of miles and no big problems. We did change the tires after one year but you can expect to do that with any new trailer with the crummy tires that are put on all of them. Highland Ridge RV is a very good company to deal with. Check out the owner's forum. Happy camping.
PenMan 07/04/15 11:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Recipe Archive

I was able to without any errors.
PenMan 07/03/15 10:48am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Why do people have such large trailers?

Why do people have such small trailers? x2
PenMan 07/01/15 10:10am Travel Trailers
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