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RE: New to trailer Life ordered new Truck and TT

Television: Bought an RCA on line from Amazon.com. It's a 13" flat screen, is 12V or 110 (we do a lot of boon docking so prefer to run off the battery). They have larger screens, but they use many more amps and would drain the batteries too quick. Our solar panel charges the batteries so don't need to run a noisy generator.
generaljean 05/22/14 06:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Can't run Samsung T27B350 TV directly off 12V DC, correct?

Best option is to buy a 12v TV that also works on 110 so you have the option if you're connected to shore power. That's what I use and it uses minimal battery power. It was an RCA and I found it on line at Amazon.com for around $200. The smaller the screen, the less power usage, so depends on your battery set up.
generaljean 05/14/14 09:40pm Tech Issues
RE: hero cat saves boy from dog attack

It's a dog! not a Coyote.
generaljean 05/14/14 09:29pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Replacing Plastic Sinks

I'm thinking of replacing our plastic kitchen one with stainless too. Easier to maintain and don't have to worry about stains, scratches, etc.
generaljean 05/14/14 09:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Diesel Fuel Quality and MPG

We notice a difference in diesel mileage traveling from Michigan to Florida in december and then again Florida back to Michigan in April. We figure most of it is due to temperature change and the diesel engine running better in warmer climate. Might be a factor for you?
generaljean 05/07/14 11:20pm Truck Campers
RE: slideout safety

I bought some 2'long wind twirleys that we hang from each corner of the slide at a flea market. Even if you're walking with your head down, because they're 2' long, you see the twirleys before your head connects with the corners. We clamp them on with a small plastic clamp and have fishing swivels between the clamp and string for the twirleys so they don't twist up when the wind blows. Just make sure you put them on after you put the slide out or you'll konk your head again.
generaljean 05/07/14 11:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: getting some waggle

One thing to consider -- is the weight in front of the axles greater than the weight behind the axles? Too much weight behind the axles will cause sway. Also a factor in tongue weight issue.
generaljean 05/07/14 11:04pm Towing
RE: fifth wheel to truck camper comparison

We have a 2006 Chevy 3500 4x4 diesel. We pull a Sunnybrook 32' with 3 slides for winter trips to Florida that weights in close to 15,000 lbs. We also have a 1997 Bigfoot 9.5' Pickup Camper for shorter trips after we're home from Florida. This is the second pickup camper we've owned through the years. As we have a 3500 that we ordered with the camper options and it's a 4x4, the truck bed is slightly higher which makes for a little more of a top heavy load, but the 3500 seems to do a good job of hauling it. Our mileage towing the 5er is 11.5 to 13.5 mpg and traveling with the camper is 17.5 mpg approx. There is a little more sway turning corners with the camper than without it, but the overall ride is basically the same as with the 5er. We have talked about and considered putting overload springs on, to help with the cornering, but don't feel it's an absolute necessity. According to the sticker on the camper, its weight is 1500 lbs (which might not be exactly accurate) and with it loaded with supplies, food, water, propane, it's probably closer to 2,000 lbs. As far as the truck noticing it less back there, I think the tongue weight on our 5er along with other items we haul back there is probably real close to the weight of the camper and doesn't seem to make much difference. We like the easy and quick traveling with the camper vs. all the prior prep to moving the 5er when making several overnight stops and sight seeing in a 1 to 3 week excursion. Also, if you can park your truck camper vehicle in a space, you can park it, whereas the 5er requires different tactics for parking space and many stops can't be made due to no parking to hold the length of the truck/5er combo. Every camping option has it's pros and cons.
generaljean 05/07/14 11:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Heart Broken

Years ago, our favorite dog, a German Shorthair Pointer named Mike with a big personalty died at 13.5 years old. We got him as a small puppy that you could hold in one hand and when grown he had enough energy to tire out 6 kids. It was sad to watch him grow old and slowly more feeble, lose his hearing and partial eyesite, and his exceptional personalty dim with age. I cried for 3 days, and after 20 years we still miss him greatly. My condolences for your loss.
generaljean 05/07/14 10:43pm RV Pet Stop
RE: 42" TV in 84 class C RV

Probably 42" is too big for a small rv. Measure the viewing distance from the TV and ask the sales person what the optimal viewing distance is for your measurement. You can probably find the optimal distance for the TV size on the internet too.
generaljean 11/16/13 09:58pm Beginning RVing
RE: SPINAL SURGERY

My 70 yr old husband hurt his back June 3 putting new windows in the house and could barely walk with similar symptoms you described. MRI indicated disk bulge at the L4-5 and Spondylolysis at L5-S1. Our doctor recommended physical therapy and said 80% of the time it will get better on it's own with therapy & rest and that surgery wasn't always the solution. Hubby thought this can't work, but went anyway. He was amazed at how much better he felt after a week and was able to get rid of the walker he was using after the month was up. He did the therapy for 1 month and decided he could do the rest of the exercises they gave him at home. After 4 months now, he is pretty good, except when he tries to lift things too heavy and strains his back, then it takes him 3/4 days to get back in shape.
generaljean 11/16/13 09:55pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Cart before the Horse? Just got 1st 5er... Need truck wisdom

A 37' 5er is pretty long and pretty heavy. You might want to consider a 32' instead. The 37' will be harder to get rid of if you decide to sell. Will you be using your truck mostly for driving and just a little for towing? If so, you will want to look at that factor too before buying a single rear wheel or a dually--more tires to replace and maybe lower gas mileage. We have a Chevy Duramax single rear wheel 4x4 with an extended cab and pull our 32' Sunnybrook with 3 slides--11,000 lbs. We like the extended cab because the truck isn't so long (we have an 8' bed). Everyone has an opinion of what is best for them, but slow down and consider all the alternatives -- a 2 mile per gallon difference in a truck adds up to quite a lot of $$ over 100,000 miles of driving.
generaljean 09/13/13 07:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bed Sheets

I altered the bottom sheet by running it through my sewing machine to take out the excess. Sew first and then cut off excess. Put the seam so when it's on the mattress it will be either at the foot of the bed or under your pillow area so you don't feel it when laying down. Much cheaper than buying special sized sheets.
generaljean 09/13/13 07:35pm Truck Campers
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