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RE: Mice/rodent proofing a camper

We do the steel wool thing also. Keep your eye out for mouse droppings under cabinets and in storage areas. If you need to, Loew's makes a good mousetrap made out of plastic and shaped roughly like a shoe. It works well. We used peanut butter for bait. Check the trailer often, especially before winter when they're looking to nest out of the weather and at least monthly after that.
Road Phantom 10/20/14 04:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: holding tank maintenance

Water won't break up all of the solids. Any solids left, not only in the tank, but also in the plastic drain line will stick in places and harden and then crystallize. I think I will go with the detergent/water softener idea and once a month or so, follow up with bleach.
Road Phantom 10/16/14 04:09pm Travel Trailers
holding tank maintenance

TankTechs Rx Probiotic Anyone here of the above product for cleaning holding tanks? It's supposed to be superior to other chemicals, Formaldehyde and others?
Road Phantom 10/15/14 09:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: How hard does the 2014 Ram SB 2500 ride?

(If you want ride comfort buy a Lincoln. If you want to haul/carry a load buy a truck) I'm always amazed at the lack of a few who can't take things we post in context. Of course trucks will never ride like a Lincoln, but who in the RV world actually expects that. ib516 sticks to the post with first hand experience, which I'm sure we all look for when we write in these questions. Thanks again 1b 516.
Road Phantom 09/18/14 12:37pm Tow Vehicles
How hard does the 2014 Ram SB 2500 ride?

I'm planning to buy a 2500 Ram, slightly used 2013 or '14, short bed. four door. My concern is the ride. I had a 2008 reg cab 2500 4X4 Diesel that rode too hard to keep very long. Later I had a 2010 2500 2X4 reg cab Diesel that wasn't much better. My hope is that technology has advanced enough in the ride department to now go with a 4 dr, short bed two wheel drive. This time it will be with the Hemi instead of the diesel. Anyone have a 2013 or 2014 HEMI who can give me their evaluation as to ride comfort. Otherwise, I may have to go with a 2500 "long bed" which I know first hand rides well enough for me, just not a fan of four door, long beds--too long.
Road Phantom 09/18/14 10:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Enclosed trailer to be camping trailer?

Ive see people use uhaul trailers. Think of it as a hard sided tent.
Road Phantom 08/29/14 08:15am Travel Trailers
RE: MPG = Air Resistance vs Speed vs Weight

I agree with mooky. Frontal area is everything. That's why you will get better mileage from a Hi-lo than a conventional trailer.
Road Phantom 07/24/14 10:23pm Travel Trailers
second battery

I'd like to add another battery to my trailer, however, after giving up room for a sway control and distribution hitch along with the standard electric jack from the manufacturer, there isn't any room left for the second battery. Is there another option, like inside the front storage compartment. Has anyone done this, or should I have a two tier bracket made so that another batter can sit over the old one?
Road Phantom 07/10/14 10:13pm Travel Trailers
battery charging

I thought I'd like to buy the predator generator sold at Harbor freight to charge my trailer battery when camping at a non electric site. It's only $110. The only outlet on the unit is a standard plug receiver on one side. I'm wondering what is the best way to charge the batter. Do I use a 110 battery charger or is their a more direct way to do that.
Road Phantom 06/19/14 12:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need help replacing interior lights in camper

incandescent bulb on amazon http://amzn.to/1iHH4Oq.
Road Phantom 05/31/14 10:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Prices...Prices

I just picked up a 2015 Funfinder 28 ft TT for 23,000. List price was 34,000. They even gave me 750 more for my trade than two other dealers I tried before that.
Road Phantom 05/31/14 09:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Not a big trailer

I had six 5th wheels since '84. The last was a 2006 37 ft'er, great for seasonal camping but a horror trying to take it out for little weekend ditties. I no longer stay seasonally and now have a 23 ft Funfinder. Though not comfortable for extended stays, it's great for my present use which is weekends and long road trips. The ease in getting around tight places and on the road traveling far outweigh any loss of space. Most of that lost square footage I lugged around was empty floor space and unneeded storage.
Road Phantom 04/30/14 08:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Returning to camping

I have the same truck and only pulling 4500 loaded. I'd be interested in how well you pull all of that weight down the road.
Road Phantom 04/23/14 09:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: In repair shop

I'm thinking that most of the minor issues should have been handled by dealer prep before they handed you the keys.
Road Phantom 04/19/14 10:00pm Travel Trailers
carrying a kayak on top of a PU cap.

Anyone have a Kayak carrier bolted into the fiberglass cap of your truck. I know I can buy one of those sponge deals and tie the kayak down that way, but I would rather have a carrier made for this purpose instead.
Road Phantom 04/17/14 09:58am General RVing Issues
noisy generators

I have a fiber glass cap on my pickup. Cost being a factor, my thought was to buy a cheaper generator like a "Champion" and crank it on inside the cap with an opened window to keep the noise level down outside. Does anyone else do this and does it work for you? I only need it to turn on for the AC on the hottest of days or charge the batteries. So, it would have to be at least a 3000 W gen. VS a Honda for $1800, a Champion cost about $300+.
Road Phantom 02/27/14 05:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tell me about Park Models

Personally, I see no advantage to them other than them being cute and the residential sized appliances. Unless your a commercial hauler, you will have to hire someone to move it. The interior square footage is still going to be a max of 400 SF as in the largest 5h wheels. A 5th wheel of the same interior size has a lot of built in cabinets and storage underneath the floor of the trailer. It can be moved by anyone with a decent sized truck in any campground. Be very sure about purchasing one. They're not as easy to resell as a 5th wheel.
Road Phantom 02/27/14 05:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: insurance on travel trailers

I think there's a little confusion between liability and property damage. The first is covered automatically when the trailer is hooked to the TV, but not physical damage to property. That is only covered if you have a full policy. Liability concerns any medical expenses and related costs incurred from an accident while pulling the trailer.
Road Phantom 02/19/14 11:48am Travel Trailers
Insurance

I've always had TT and 5th wheels. Now that I'm pushing 70, I would like the convenience of a Motor home. One reason is because I don't want to get back into a heavy duty diesel truck, since that would also be my every day drive. The nice thing about pull behinds is that the insurance is relatively cheap. My driving record is good. I live in Pa., and I'm willing to switch to Progressive if need be. I don't full time, but do on occasion take week long trips and plan to stay in Florida for the winter without moving it from one spot for the six months. That may be a form of full-timing but not the same as driving around the country for the same six months since it will be in a private campground. The vehicle will be around $35,000 used and I would need full coverage. If this sounds like your situation, how much do you pay for insurance a year? I'm sure mine will be different than yours given all the variables from state to state, value to value, but it will give me an idea, nonetheless.
Road Phantom 02/17/14 09:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: insurance on travel trailers

I'm in Pa and had to get coverage when I financed my trailer. It was fairly cheap for the year. As far as I know, you are covered automatically by your existing policy for liability when towing, the same as if you hooked up a u-haul moving trailer whether or not that trailer is on your policy. That being said, any damage to the trailer incurred in an accident would only be covered if you had the trailer covered by its own policy from your insurance Co., or from the other party involved. I would call your Insurance Co. for an estimate and professional answers to your questions.
Road Phantom 02/17/14 09:22pm Travel Trailers
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