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RE: Help choosing trailer

I don't have particular ideas about those TTs, but just wanted to tell you to double check the size of beds. A lot of the "bunks" in TTs are short for me. I'd lean more towards getting one of the TTs that has a convertible couch or dinette that drops to a bed, as many times that makes a longer bed than a bunk. Hope this helps!
Tvov 05/23/15 05:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Locked? unlocked? TT and 5th wheel RV's

I also lock everything to make sure it stays closed. The lock is an added latch, in addition to the the thumb thing.
Tvov 05/21/15 05:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toyota's Biggest single money spinner outside NA

He has told me many times that he doesnt know why you cant get them in the US. Blame our government -- particularly the EPA. Bruce Is it because the Hilux pollutes too much?
Tvov 05/21/15 05:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel vs gas......................

Last I looked (last week) diesel is about 30 cents more than 87 here in Connecticut.
Tvov 05/21/15 05:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Home built in Seattle neighborhood

I like it! I would love to see the inside.
Tvov 05/20/15 05:33am Truck Campers
RE: New to Travel trailers- like learning a new language

A cover is not critical or overkill. I cover mine over the winter. I just use a large tarp, but if I opened my tight wallet I would definitely buy a fitted cover. Friends who use a fitted cover like it a lot, and helps to keep their camper looking good. Big thing with covers, fitted or just a tarp, is to secure ALL the grommet holes with rope or bungee cords. That will prevent the cover from flapping in the wind. I have no idea if this is important, but I am in Connecticut - our weather is a bit different than Texas. Gotta remember location when asking advice on the internet!
Tvov 05/20/15 05:07am Travel Trailers
RE: How do you feel about people walking through your campsite?

... Luckily nothing came of it...just boggles my mind how rude and self centered people can be some times. If she would have pulled up and said, "Hi, would you mind if I parked here for an hour or so while my grandson uses the playground? My knee is really bothering me..." I probably would have said, sure it's no problem. But to just pull into my spot...3 foot from the side of my camper and proclaim she can park wherever she wants...no. That's not cool. Exactly. It is amazing how well things go if people are polite and ask.
Tvov 05/20/15 04:59am Travel Trailers
RE: New to Travel trailers- like learning a new language

Insurance can be weird with campers. I had to buy extra to cover our TT when it is NOT hooked up to the truck. When you talk to your insurance agent, make sure you specify that you want coverage for when it is not hooked up. I have dropped my insurance now, as our TT is 11 years old - I figure at this point, if any damage is that bad, we'll probably be looking at a new one anyways! I don't know about bad hail, but friends have a Jayco with aluminum siding and I kinda prefer it over our Forest River with fiberglass. Also, I don't know about the trailers you are looking at, but I would definitely prefer a curved roof!! Our roof is flat, and water pools on top of it regularly - no leaks due to that, but I would prefer if it ran off quicker.
Tvov 05/19/15 05:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Terrible Experience

Here we go again with another KOA bashing thread. Getting an "attitude" from front desk people, I agree, is REALLY annoying! If someone is going to be the "receptionist", then they need to understand their job and they have to be polite, no matter how bad their day is going. Especially at a KOA, which is going to be mostly weekenders. So NOT relevant that's a KOA. That type of customer service is just as important at ANY campground. To single out KOA and make that judgment about "weekenders" (a term I also take exception to) is ludicrous and unfounded. .... I agree completely that bad customer service is bad at any campground! That is why I didn't single out KOAs... I did say "especially" this time, but that is because this thread is about a KOA and KOAs that I've seen cater to "weekenders". Also, I am curious about you taking exception to "weekenders". I use that term for myself (I don't full time), because the other common term I see is "transients", which sounds much more, well, negative to me.
Tvov 05/19/15 04:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Terrible Experience

The "day use" fee does sound a bit high, but fees like that are very common around me. Important thing is to really read the fine print on all that paperwork some campgrounds give you (or, hopefully, have on their website). Same with the $10 fee for "checking in early". That is also common around me (New England area). I've never really understood it, though... if the spot is available, just let the camper in. I've been told it is mostly to discourage people from showing up early and causing a back up when they run into people trying to packup and leave their campsites. I don't really understand the "dump fee" of $5. If they are sending a "honey wagon" (pump out truck) to your camper I guess I could understand that, but if you have to pack up and drive your camper to a dump station... that has always been included in any campsite fee I've paid - as far as I know. Even Fort Wilderness doesn't charge extra for dumping. Getting an "attitude" from front desk people, I agree, is REALLY annoying! If someone is going to be the "receptionist", then they need to understand their job and they have to be polite, no matter how bad their day is going. Especially at a KOA, which is going to be mostly weekenders. Oh well, try and enjoy the rest of you stay the best you can! (Whoops, didn't mean to quote myself, just wanted to add about annoying front desk people!)
Tvov 05/18/15 05:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Terrible Experience

The "day use" fee does sound a bit high, but fees like that are very common around me. Important thing is to really read the fine print on all that paperwork some campgrounds give you (or, hopefully, have on their website). Same with the $10 fee for "checking in early". That is also common around me (New England area). I've never really understood it, though... if the spot is available, just let the camper in. I've been told it is mostly to discourage people from showing up early and causing a back up when they run into people trying to packup and leave their campsites. I don't really understand the "dump fee" of $5. If they are sending a "honey wagon" (pump out truck) to your camper I guess I could understand that, but if you have to pack up and drive your camper to a dump station... that has always been included in any campsite fee I've paid - as far as I know. Even Fort Wilderness doesn't charge extra for dumping.
Tvov 05/18/15 05:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What might that noise be?

A friend's Dad back then had an Oldsmobile Toronado diesel. He pulled the diesel and had a gas 350 put in, and it ran great. I still remember it as one of the most comfortable cars I've ever been in. For years I didn't believe my friend when he said the car originally had a diesel!
Tvov 05/18/15 05:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rv'ing with large dog. Leave alone in RV?

When we camped with our boxer we never left her alone. She did not like being locked up in the camper. We tested it a couple times - we would leave her in the camper and walk away, everything seemed fine. On a hunch I headed back to the camper from a different angle - dog was in the window (pushed the blinds out of the way), and was barking. Turns out she started barking the moment we got out of sight, and stopped when we returned, so we thought she was fine. After we figured that out we simply always either took her with us site seeing or someone stayed at the campground with her (I had no problem napping with the dog at the campsite, lol!). I noticed this happens a lot with neighbors at campgrounds. Dog is fine while owners are nearby, but the moment they leave the dog starts barking. Stops barking when the dog sees them coming back. So if your camping neighbors or management says your dog is barking, don't automatically say no. Make the effort to find out for sure!
Tvov 05/13/15 04:54am RV Pet Stop
RE: I hate searching out propane

In my area, virtually all the gas station convenience stores have the 20lb propane Blue Rhino exchange tanks. I have not seen an exchange that carries any other size, either 30lb or the little 1 lb stove bottles. It is getting difficult to find places to fill propane tanks. And "topping off" can get expensive - all I've ever seen around me is "fill by weight", with a set price. If your tank is half full, you get charged for a full filling. As another posted, call a local campground - if they don't have a fill station, they will know where to go. Sort of related - I went out yesterday to check on our TT (camping this weekend). One 30lb tank was maybe a 1/4 full, no problem! says I, as I always have at least one full tank. In the process of remounting the tank, I jostled the matching full tank (TT has two tanks on the tongue). Felt odd. Took tank off - surprise! It was completely empty. I have always turned both tanks on, with the crossover valve thing between them. I guess we used a decent amount of propane last year without me realizing it. I think I am going to start only having one tank on at a time now, so I know how much we are using!
Tvov 05/12/15 05:11am General RVing Issues
RE: is this a good battery for my rv?

Do you need that battery for starting the engine, or for using to run some of the systems on the camper while camping?
Tvov 05/11/15 05:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Nitrogen Filled Tires

... So those few drops of moisture in a not so well maintained air compressor can make a difference on the tire pressure when running on a hot day, or using the brakes down a hill. ... How does the moisture in compressed air affect the brakes?
Tvov 05/11/15 04:59am Travel Trailers
RE: ICE ???

I learned from a close friend of mine to throw an old sleeping bag over the ice cheat and the ice will last a lot longer. these 5 day ice chests are over rated in my opinion. My 5 day ice chest lasts maybe a day and a half if it's in the shade and not to hot outside. If you read the instructions for those supposed multi-day coolers (seems weird to read instructions for a cooler!) you need to "cool" them down before using them. One recommended way is to fill them with ice (!) for a few hours and keep them in a cool area, then empty them, then fill with food and more ice - and they need to be filled to the top. Also, need to keep them out of the sun and areas that may be "heated", such as asphalt (parking lots, etc). The multi-day coolers are better than "normal" coolers, but they are way over rated when it comes to real world use.
Tvov 05/09/15 06:33am Travel Trailers
RE: ICE ???

We actually don't usually have ice with us when camping with just my family. When we go with other families, a friend and I both have access to commercial ice machines so we each load up one cooler with ice. Plenty of ice for a long weekend if needed. Camper's refrig keeps water bottles, soda, and liquor bottles plenty cold. And we fit some food in there as well!
Tvov 05/08/15 06:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Black Tank Issues

Sounds like maybe your black tank has a factory defect? Only fix I can think of is replacing it. My black tank (on a 21ft TT) can be rinsed completely, all solids cleaned out, if I take the time to do it.
Tvov 05/08/15 05:55am Tech Issues
RE: RV Cover Question

Get a tall A-frame type ladder (if you don't already have one), and take your time putting the cover on... on a windless day!! If it is windy you will probably need someone to help you. Or just wait for a calmer day, lol. Yes, the cover will wear out over a few years. The more expensive the cover, the longer it will last (usually). Secure ALL the available spots to put rope / bungee cords. Most times when people talk about covers causing wear due to wind it is because they skimp on securing the cover completely, so parts of it will flap in the wind. You only have to deal with the cover twice a year (fall and spring), so it really is no big deal. When you put the cover away for the summer make sure it is dry and folded neatly (or, as best as you can). Try to keep mice out of it! Actually, I just use a standard tarp to cover my 21 foot TT. It is something like a 15ft by 30ft, so it can be tricky to deal with. I am just too cheap to spring for a nice TT cover, as camping friends remind me - lol! If I had a larger camper I think I would buy a nice fitted cover. The absolute best thing is to have a large enough garage / shed to park your camper, but a cover helps to keep the camper clean over the winter.
Tvov 05/07/15 06:00am Beginning RVing
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