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RE: Tires...other than RV...

My truck and cars pretty much always wear the tread off the tires long before their "years of service" are done. My camper and utility trailers I keep checking the overall condition (which includes age) of the tires.
Tvov 03/04/15 05:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cool Mods - Thread restored 10/18/2012

You've never camped in a camper/RV/trailer before? My first suggestion is to always "driveway camp" a couple weekends in your own driveway. Learn how the camper's systems work, and you have your house to run into to get things you forgot.
Tvov 03/04/15 05:10am Travel Trailers
RE: See the USA with our Chevorlet

Connecticut - probably want to check out Mystic Seaport and Gillete Castle State Park. Could stay at Hammonassette State Park if you are okay with no hookups. Plenty of campgrounds mostly in the eastern part of the state.
Tvov 03/03/15 05:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Night Lights

Speaking of staying on, though -- is there some way to turn off the light if for some reason I don't want them on?
Tvov 03/03/15 05:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Night Lights

Okay, that was actually more interesting than I thought it would be. As Jerrybo66 posted, sometimes those "automatic" lights stay on in areas that aren't bright - but, with how little energy LED lights use, that might not be an issue.
Tvov 03/03/15 05:11am General RVing Issues
RE: +1 size or not

And, most important, most trucks look better with larger tires.... You might have a slight change in your speedometer reading? But I don't think it would be enough to worry about.
Tvov 03/03/15 05:03am General RVing Issues
RE: ? "Best" Bird ID Book?

The Peterson Field Guide is the "go to" birding book, but I find that sometimes it doesn't have enough pictures of the possible variations of bird coloring. We use Peterson constantly, and then seach the internet if needed for more pictures. Now I might look into the "The National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America". (thanks 4X4Dodger!)
Tvov 03/01/15 07:22am Beginning RVing
RE: Hot water question

What year is your camper? Is there some new safety thing? Our 2003 TT water heater gets the water dangerously hot. You can make tea with it. (prichardson beat me!)
Tvov 03/01/15 07:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

Reporting you for breaking forum rules! Posting truck picture without details!! We need details!!! Just picked this one up.....so my nicer than my 2006 http://deker9.smugmug.com/photos/i-jRmpXtd/0/M/i-jRmpXtd-M.jpg
Tvov 03/01/15 07:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Issue Backing into Camping Spot

If you've already got some experience towing utility trailers, you are ahead of many other people. Some things I always mention about trailers, which you might already know: Get used to using your side mirrors on your truck and other vehicles. Don't use the center windshield mirror when you are just driving around, towing or not. Learn what the side mirrors are showing you. If your helper is not used to giving trailer backing directions, their primary job then is to warn if you are going to hit anything. Your "helper"... have them tell you which direction the rear of the trailer should go, NOT which way they think you should turn your truck's front wheels. As others have posted, the helper should stay within sight of the driver's mirror, preferably on the driver's side. The helper should understand that as the truck turns, the view out of the driver's mirrors changes, and the helper should move to stay within sight. If the helper needs to move to see another part of the trailer, stop backing up and wait for the helper to come within sight again. Your helper does not have to be right next to the trailer, they can stand pretty far away to see what they need to see and still be within sight of the driver. Get out and look! If in doubt, just stop, get out and look. If you have to get out a dozen times to look, then get out a dozen times. The more you do it, the less you'll need to stop and get out. Try not to let neighboring campers watching you bother you - we've ALL gone through it, they are not laughing AT you, but laughing (or smiling) at remembering their OWN backing up adventures! If you have to temporarily block the road to back into your site -- EVERYONE has done this, and has to do this to back in. If anyone drives up and is waiting to get by you, don't worry about it. They will patiently wait. Maybe even smile and wave at you, they are not making fun of you! Have fun camping, and see you on the road!
Tvov 02/27/15 05:50am Towing
RE: Funny Story

In Connecticut, physical paper titles are not required for much of anything. Everything is tracked on computer. When you go in to register a vehicle / trailer / boat, as long as the VIN comes up as clean you get a "new" "title" every time you visit the DMV. I registered a small boat with the DMV that I got very used from a friend - it literally was sitting in the woods for years and no one knew who owned it. DMV didn't even flinch, they ran what VIN numbers we could find for it and it came up clean, so they gave me a new "title" for it. As some others have mentioned, car dealers can give you a new title and registration for new or used vehicles - I assume the same for campers. It is all about the VIN these days, as long as there are no "flags" on it on someone's computer, you are fine.
Tvov 02/25/15 05:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Is it okay to drop my tip out beds at rest stops or Walmart?

Don't ya just love a good Walmart parking lot thread. Hasn't been one for quite awhile. The CW GS bashing crowd kinda overtook the Walmart parking police since they combined. Good to see it back I was missing those Walmart days I agree! :C
Tvov 02/25/15 05:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Is it okay to drop my tip out beds at rest stops or Walmart?

If whatever Walmart you are at allows overnighting, then putting out the beds would be fine. Your camper is a hybrid with a different setup than "normal". Looks like a pretty good toyhauler!
Tvov 02/24/15 04:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Funny Story

I have no idea if the story is true, but I wouldn't be surprised if the title was left in a cabinet in the TT.
Tvov 02/24/15 04:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Hole in grey water tank

My first thought would be a stainless steel sheet metal screw. Make sure the screw is slightly larger than the hole (at least enough so that the threads will hold). Put a blob of sealant on the screw, screw it into the hole. Bingo! That will be my first procedure. . So you missed my post where I said the exact same thing. Whatever...its all good. I'm still confused as to what the heck is going on here though. Saw and pretty much agree with your post, I just prefer sheet metal screws for small holes.
Tvov 02/23/15 04:58am Tech Issues
RE: Hole in grey water tank

My first thought would be a stainless steel sheet metal screw. Make sure the screw is slightly larger than the hole (at least enough so that the threads will hold). Put a blob of sealant on the screw, screw it into the hole.
Tvov 02/22/15 01:59am Tech Issues
RE: rest stops dump stations

... Quite frankly, I've found there are rest stops that don't even have RESTROOMS!!!!!!! Now THAT surprised me. :) That is more common around New England than a person might think. I think part of it is reducing rest areas costs -- some places look like they used to have toilets, but not anymore. What "gets my goat" are these non-toilet rest areas that also have big signs saying "No Overnighting" and/or "No Sleeping"... no toilets, and no napping? What is the purpose of that rest area then?? Oh, and as to dump stations in rest areas - I find them to be almost non-existent in New England. There is usually a State Park or campground that you can dump at not too far from the highway... for a fee, of course!
Tvov 02/21/15 06:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Interstates versus secondary roads

I skimmed this thread quickly, but find a need to ask: What are the differences between Interstate, Highway, and Secondary roads? From what I am reading, I think I use Highway and Interstate interchangeably in New England. I consider Interstate to be "limited access highway", secondary roads to be most everything else. Maybe it is a regional thing? As to which I drive... when I am towing my TT, I am not big on sight seeing, because I am towing - it might different if I was in a motorhome. I am a planner, so I plan my stops, visits, and overnights. Possibly, and hopefully!, when I and the missus retire we will "wander" and not plan so much!
Tvov 02/20/15 05:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Coffee machines

I use an item called a Java Press, easy and fast. Plunger and lid are removed, put grounds in the cup, add boiling water, insert plunger ans top, press plunger down and the grounds are trapped in the bottom, pour coffee into your cup (or wen i am canoe camping drink right out of the cup. Some can be found at www.campmor.com or goggle java press. The general term for that is a "French Press".
Tvov 02/20/15 05:05am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Payment info needed before price negotiation?

I spent the majority of my adult life practically living in vehicle showrooms of various kinds all over the country. Unfortunately, I never actually got to see some of the tactics related as "Old Wives Tales" on this and many other forums. Any salesman in today's world who honestly would attempt to commandeer a credit card or a set of trade-in keys in order to keep a customer against his will, better look a lot like Hulk Hogan. He is bound to get a beat-down or worse in his first week. Really? Then you have been extremely fortunate. Or... are/were you a car salesman yourself?
Tvov 02/20/15 05:03am General RVing Issues
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