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RE: Its time to get ready

looks like this weekend its time to set up the trailer for this summer . And check everything out , maybe even give it a bath . Seems like the weather is ready to break .Lucky you!!! I'm not doing anything to mine for awhile yet..... :( http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/11025783_10204746491961017_8817582124428371462_n_zps5rqyw8yy.jpg No need for me to post a picture! Just put a 21' Surveyor in Kevin's picture! Actually, I may be able to get to my trailer this weekend - supposed to rain and temps rise.
Tvov 03/26/15 07:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Interstate side overnight park north of Savannah

I am not sure how "north" you want to go... but in Florence, South Carolina the Florence RV Park is very easy on and off. I can't seem to find a website for the place, but there are recent reviews: http://www.rvparking.com/sc/florence/florence-rv-park-formerly-florence-koa#park-reviews
Tvov 03/25/15 05:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tailgaters

I think that most of these proctologists just need to be led around. Think about it, they just craw up someone's butt and don't have to think about their speed, when to brake or steering direction. They can better concentrate on their cell phones with just an occasional glance at your butt. +1 These days, I think the cell phone is the reason most times. It just drives me bonkers the last few years seeing all the people with their heads looking down at their cell phone while on the highway. One of my sisters is a tailgator. We were moving once, and I was driving a Uhaul box truck. Sister was following, brother-in-law behind her. I almost never saw sister in my side view mirrors, she was practically kissing the rear bumper of my truck. BIL said something to her when we got home - she had NO idea that she was tailgating, she just considered it "normal" driving. A friend of mine is a left lane cruiser. He doesn't go slow, but just stays in the left lane all the time. Basically won't pull over until a car gets on his bumper. I cruise at about 67mph when towing. Right lane or center lane always. Side roads I've found the speed limits to be quite accurate for me while towing on roads I don't know. Locals may think I'm going slow on local roads, but I think that of out of staters on local roads that I know so it goes both ways.
Tvov 03/25/15 05:38am General RVing Issues
RE: What Happens When You Don't Change the Oil

Not always stupid. The company I worked for had fairly new vehicles in the fleet. Come to find out they ran the cars with absolutely NO MAINTENANCE at all, including no oil changes. At three years they replaced the vehicle with a new one. As I had just the opposite theory (Buy new, Maintain them, and keep them a long time,) I really wonder how cost effective that theory was. From a strictly money / budget point of view, regular maintenance on vehicles that you know you are going to replace soon and/or on a regular basis is a waste of money. If vehicles are going to be kept for as long as possible, regular maintenance will save money. This is why I never will buy used "fleet" vehicles, unless I can talk to the mechanic who actually worked on them - if they were ever worked on!
Tvov 03/24/15 05:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sway Bars - Need One or Two?

I have a "standard" Reese weight distributing hitch (WDH) with one anti-sway bar for our 21 foot trailer. If your trailer seems to be swaying back and forth while simply driving down the road (no wind pushing it, few bumps, etc) you should look at a few things. You shouldn't NEED a anti-sway bar just for normal driving down the road - the bars simply help reduce sway if it occurs. Short answer - Yes, adding a second sway bar will help reduce sway. But... Is your WDH actually setup correctly? I towed my rig for a few years setup with how the dealer put it on. Towed okay, but not great. I found that by changing the angle slightly on the hitch coming off the truck and changing how much tension the weight distributing bars had, towing improved greatly. Check the website for your hitch manufacturer for info on setting up the hitch, also read all the how-to articles scattered about these forums. Also, how is the weight distributed in your camper / TT ? Many times sway can be reduced by moving some weight to the front of the TT, but don't over do it! Preferably, you can go to a commercial truck scale to weigh your rig all hooked up and see how much weight is on the hitch. I found that by just moving bed sheets / sleeping bags to the front of the TT while towing, the towing seemed to be better. Hopefully some of this helps!
Tvov 03/24/15 05:43am Travel Trailers
RE: (Stupid) Diesel Questions

As to truckers and campers... I've kinda run into grumpy truckers. I try to park away from the trucks if there is room. Also, in parking lots with the long angled spots for trucks, I don't pull all the way in when I park in one of those spots - I kinda park so that trucks coming in after me can see the rear of my TT and know that the spot is taken. I know some truckers as friends, and yes, they get annoyed with RV'ers... but usually with a shrug for inexperienced people on the highway with large vehicles.
Tvov 03/24/15 05:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: (Stupid) Diesel Questions

Semi- related... do most Class A's have "open" fuel fillers? Or do they sometimes have the restriction plates that not all fuel pump nozzles can fit in? I'm just asking, because years ago we were pulling with a 2000 F250 7.3 and went to fill up in New Jersey - and the diesel pump nozzle wouldn't really fit. The attendant came over and said it was designed for larger vehicles, but he showed me to carefully hold it in the fill pipe to fill my tank. So if anyone runs into this, you can fill your vehicle, just be careful and take your time.
Tvov 03/24/15 05:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: EcoBoost Police vehicles update

Crown Vics DID have problems with excessive idling - just like any car can. In talking to mechanics, 2 basic things would happen: 1 - after idling for possibly hours, the officer would get a call, jump in, and roar off -- the engine going from idle to redline rpms instantly. That is tough on any engine. 2 - biggest reason for problems according to mechanics I talked with, was the departments trying to "save" money by not using the proper oil which I believe was supposed to be synthetic. Departments realized cheap oil would save a decent amount of money at budget time, so they went with that. The synthetic could handle the crazy idle-to-full-acceleration much better than dino oil. So what if anything failed in the engine? Or did it just not run right? The only thing I could think of is the cam advance? I was at a large shop once that had a maintenance contract with the state police. The mechanic had the top of the V-8 from the Vic taken off and all the valves and camshaft were coated in sludge. He told me about the idling issue and cheap oil - another aspect of that was heat build up in summer, which is why sometimes you'd see police cars that were doing traffic duty with their hoods popped open. He said he spent almost everyday doing a tear down of V-8s due to oil issues - which he said would almost entirely be solved if they used the correct oil at the correct intervals. Other mechanics have told me similar. As with many cars, the Vic was great as a general purpose police car as long as correct maintenance was done.
Tvov 03/24/15 05:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: EcoBoost Police vehicles update

This actually developed into an interesting thread from a rough start! Just some random thoughts to throw out here: The Caprice that came out in the '90s was pretty much a disaster in Connecticut. I don't know about other places, but here they wore out tires in under 10,000 miles, front ends had to be re-aligned constantly, and they just had problems. A few departments just parked brand new Caprices and kept driving their old Crown Vics until they could get new Vics. That is just what I saw around here. Crown Vics DID have problems with excessive idling - just like any car can. In talking to mechanics, 2 basic things would happen: 1 - after idling for possibly hours, the officer would get a call, jump in, and roar off -- the engine going from idle to redline rpms instantly. That is tough on any engine. 2 - biggest reason for problems according to mechanics I talked with, was the departments trying to "save" money by not using the proper oil which I believe was supposed to be synthetic. Departments realized cheap oil would save a decent amount of money at budget time, so they went with that. The synthetic could handle the crazy idle-to-full-acceleration much better than dino oil. In talking with local LEOs, they like the SUV vehicles especially for storage space, except they aren't quite as nimble. The Chargers I've heard have an issue with visibility - the officer sits low in them, and does not have great 360 view. The Taurus issue is with space, as someone else posted - they basically are 1 person cars due to electronics taking up front passenger seat. Idling of vehicles... I'm with the local Vol Fire dept, and we can't leave our engines shut off for long if they aren't plugged in. All the electronics will drain the batteries (anywhere from 2 to 6 batteries depending on the engine) very quickly. Yes, the engines have "master" switches to shut down most everything, but there is just so much electronics these days something will still be "on". Our "rule of thumb" is to not leave an engine shutoff for more than 1 hour unless plugged in (when they are parked inside the firehouse they are plugged into shore power 24/7). A couple Halloweens ago we had a "trunk or treat" at our town green. Ambulance crew showed up with a well decorated ambulance as a "hearse" type thing with a skeleton, etc. They shut down the rig while at the event. When time to pack up, engine won't start. No problem, it was expected - all EMS vehicles in my town have jumper plugs sticking out of their grills! A paramedic SUV pulled up, plugged into the ambulance, and it started. Turns out that the ambulance dept had so many complaints over the years by townspeople about the idling of their vehicles, they started shutting down vehicles when stopped and they would routinely need to be jumped. So now they specify the jumper plugs on all new vehicles. And they also go through batteries quickly... but all in the name of not "bothering" people. Same event - local police officer went to start his car (I think it was an older Crown Vic) that he had shutdown for the event. Yep, it wouldn't start. Again, no problem - turns out all our police cars carry standard jumper cables in the trunk - NOT to help people, but to jump start each others police cars if needed! The new LED light bars draw very little power compared to old strobes, but it is still a drain over time. Another forum I go to where there are a lot of police officers posting - they use the term "LEO" all the time. I have basically never heard the term "copper", from police or anyone else, except in old movies. I think the local police would just laugh if someone tried to use that term in a disparaging way towards them... Someone mentioned idling diesel engines - my 2000 F250 7.3 had an automatic idle boost the would raise the rpms a little during extending idling. Our fire engines have either a manual over ride throttle or newer auto throttles that boost the idle rpms for extending idling. I've been told various reasons for this, but I was told not to let the diesel engines sit at low idle for too long. Wow, sorry about the book I just wrote! I should probably get to work now that I've solved all the problems here...
Tvov 03/23/15 06:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Addding nitrogen to tires

Nascar racing teams use Nitrogen instead of air. It may not be necessary for less than severe conditions but if there was no benefit I don't believe they would take that extra step. I was told long ago that the race teams use nitrogen because it builds up heat less than "regular" air.
Tvov 03/22/15 06:21am Travel Trailers
RE: New Stapler Shaped Wire Stripper Drving Me Nuts

An electrician friend uses one of those pistol type wire strippers and loves it. He says there is a big difference between the commercial quality and Harbor Freight type ones though (as usual!). I bought a $4 bargain bin pistol wire stripper awhile back and it worked for the occasional times I needed it, until it fell apart. I can't justify the cost of that thermal stripper (but when did that ever stop campers??)... but it would be interesting to see how it works. YouTube, here I come!
Tvov 03/21/15 10:56am Tech Issues
RE: Addding nitrogen to tires

Kinda related - we are in the process of buying a new car (Ford Fusion). In the initial paperwork was a $198 charge for nitrogen filled tires and "VIN" etching - I just looked at the saleslady and said "Really??". She had a little smile and took the charge off. I told my wife I'll bet a lunch out that the car already is VIN etched when we get it.
Tvov 03/21/15 10:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Addding nitrogen to tires

I have always been told what mpfireman posted... the nitrogen will leak out slower. In talking to mechanics, nitrogen kinda sorta pays for itself in fleet use - like school bus fleets, or long haul trucking. They say it is hard to tell sometimes. For "normal" driving (including weekend camping trips) nitrogen is not worth the extra cost. If a dealership wants to fill your tires with it for free, let'em do it!
Tvov 03/21/15 10:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Will it ever end

Well, our 2-4 inches turned into almost 6 inches by this morning - didn't stop until 11am. After plowing until 2am, I need to go back out (12noon next day) to cleanup properties. I am ready for camping!!
Tvov 03/21/15 10:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: If I won the mega-millions lottery I would...

As to winning the lottery only pertaining to RV / camping... I like my truck, but buy a new one that is exactly how I want it. No settling for a different color or interior materials. Probably stick with a new TT... I have no problem towing, and like having the truck. May look into a 5th. Might be crazy and pay someone else to wash and wax it... Camp MORE! Really travel the country. The USA is huge. Get to all those places I read about here in the forums - and be able to spend the time to explore them. Look into RV'ing in England / Europe / Australia. Or that might be more appropriately called "caravaning" there? I have always been curious about a "traditional" African safari type trip - huge tents, silverware at dinner time, that type of thing. Who knows? If I win, I promise I'll give everyone here an update! It would a RV tour here. Caravans are Travel Trailers, but the term Travel Trailers, gives the impression here of transporting, goods or livestock as well. Taking a group of Mothomes to a destination would be a "Convoy" Excellent! So Robert, I'll give you a call to meet up when I visit Australia after I win?
Tvov 03/21/15 10:34am RV Lifestyle
RE: If I won the mega-millions lottery I would...

As to winning the lottery only pertaining to RV / camping... I like my truck, but buy a new one that is exactly how I want it. No settling for a different color or interior materials. Probably stick with a new TT... I have no problem towing, and like having the truck. May look into a 5th. Might be crazy and pay someone else to wash and wax it... Camp MORE! Really travel the country. The USA is huge. Get to all those places I read about here in the forums - and be able to spend the time to explore them. Look into RV'ing in England / Europe / Australia. Or that might be more appropriately called "caravaning" there? I have always been curious about a "traditional" African safari type trip - huge tents, silverware at dinner time, that type of thing. Who knows? If I win, I promise I'll give everyone here an update!
Tvov 03/19/15 05:17am RV Lifestyle
RE: Will it ever end

I got the snow off the roof of my TT... but it is surrounded by 3 foot high piles of snow... it is not moving until September if this keeps up! lol According to the weather people, we are getting anywhere from a dusting of snow to 5 inches. Or nothing.
Tvov 03/19/15 05:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

Purchased a 2002 Suburban 2500 4WD 8.1L w/4.10 and cannot wait to se how it tows my TT. I have a 2WD 1988 K2500 Suburban 454ci w/4.10 axle, 84K miles and a Pull-Rite hitch. Which I should probabaly sell, think it is worth much? Well... I don't know how much cash you'll get for it, but I bet someone who needs to tow and needs room in their vehicle will love it!
Tvov 03/16/15 04:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is "Gringo" an offensive or derogatory word?

My first thought is that it is not an offensive term to me. But.... it is all in HOW the term is used, and under what circumstances - which I think is the same for most "offensive" terms.
Tvov 03/14/15 07:36am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Maps Alternative

We've tried WAZE a couple times, they still have to work on it. It worked, but wanted to take us over some wacky routes. I'm sure it'll get better with time, but just pay attention if you use that.
Tvov 03/14/15 07:09am Technology Corner
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