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RE: Building a parking for the trailer and cover suggestions

I made a pad two years ago out of what they call road pack. My pad is about 20X12 and only cost a couple hundred bucks. It's been used for drive ways around here since forever and has worked very well. I didn't bother removing sod or using Weed Ender, but you sure can if you don't mind all the extra work. I spot spray any vegetation that manages to penetrate it (with Roundup). Very little makes it through several inches of road pack. I would love to install a cover, but I'll have to wait till I win the lottery or something for that!
classicdude 09/15/14 06:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Another rookie on the road.

I thoroughly enjoy reading 'rookie' post! They are always filled with excitement and always remind me of how we felt when first got started...:C
classicdude 09/04/14 11:52am Beginning RVing
RE: WD Hitch ratings / boundaries

My tongue weight is 720 to 750 most of the time, and I use 1000# bars. I guess the general formula would tell me to go to 800# bars, but my WD dealer strongly suggested I go with 1000#. Works fine, and I'm glad I went heavier. Edit: I would be interested in trying 800# just to compare the two. As it is, I can only guess which is best...
classicdude 05/16/14 02:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: small victory

After a bout with some pretty debilitating stuff myself, I can truly appreciate the guts and hard work it takes to come back. Congratulations, and keep it up!
classicdude 05/06/14 02:53pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: After owning for 3 years I did not know!!

Took me two years to figure it out! When the dealer did our demo, he had to fully extend the awning to access the water heater compartment (or so he said) because the rear arm covered the access door. I had it parked such that I couldn't extend the awning to get to my water heater bypass valves to winterize last fall. That's when I discovered the latch at the bottom that allowed me to move the arm out of the way without extending. I haven't used the awning yet by anchoring to the ground, but I intend to this year. The flimsy bag awning on our popup survived some incredible winds without problems when set up that way (well anchored). I'm not advocating leaving it out in windy conditions though. The only problem I see is that it would increase the time it takes to roll the thing up if a sudden wind whipped up. That's one of reasons I seldom put up awning lights anymore. Two or three minutes can spell the end of an awning. We got in our first trip of the year last week-end, and we witnessed our first 'awning on top of a camper' episode. Don't want that to be us!
classicdude 04/29/14 07:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: TT running lights on while camping

I just LOVE how some individuals decide what is appropriate and what is not.
classicdude 03/15/14 11:19am Tech Issues
RE: Replacing tank gauges.

I bought Horst sensors but was unable to install for reasons stated in my first post (no room to drill, too difficult to drop tanks). I think they would have been a great solution. My factory sensors were glued or plastic welded into place and required drilling new holes, so that was the killer of that project. The Horst rep did tell me they were coming out with a new type that were externally mounted, but I've resigned myself just to get by with the factory set up.
classicdude 03/15/14 11:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Replacing tank gauges.

If you look online a bit you can find good explanations and pictures of how they work. There are a few different types. Mine are simple electrical contacts at different levels, and the water is the conductor. They are not adjustable and may just need a good cleaning. I decided to replace mine about a year ago, but I quickly discovered that was NOT going to happen! I didn't have enough room between the frame and the tanks to drill out the old ones and install the different type without dropping my tanks. And THAT was NOT going to happen after researching the procedure.
classicdude 03/14/14 07:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: typical 1 hour project...right!

Great video! I laughed all the way through, not because he had problems but because I have had the same experiences! I actually learn more from seeing those mistakes than if he had done a perfect install on the first try.
classicdude 03/14/14 07:37pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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