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RE: frozen sewer hose and water line

Have always left grey open...no problem in over 30 years...to each his own.
kakampers 02/22/15 05:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Traveling With the Propane On

I know Mac the Fire Guy...did many shows with him when we vended. I have all the respect in the world for him...However, I still run with my propane on. Have seen enough rolled trailers in my lifetime to realize the emergency shutoff valves work...not one of those trailers ever exploded or even caught fire....
kakampers 02/22/15 05:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: frozen sewer hose and water line

I haven't had water all day because my line must have froze and so after lugging jugs of water back and forth in order to do dishes I notice my sewer hose is now frozen. Any advice on what to do would be greatly appreciated. WHY are you leaving your black tank sewer blade OPEN? Whether you are just RV'ing or 'living' in your RV you leave the black tank closed. Let it fill to 3/4 and then dump. The reason your sewer hose is frozen is because there is waste just sitting it in, now frozen. Waste needs WATER to move. That also means there is most likely a mountain of poop in your black tank also. Leave black tank closed when 3/4 fill dump. That water takes all of it out and completely down the sewer hookup. NOTHING should be in your sewer lines. Frozen water line: In freezing temps you need to: Disconnect water hose from spigot and your RV. then Drain the water hose. That way come morning when the temps rise you just reconnect the hose and you are back in business. Where did the op say the black tank valve is open? OP, is it your hose that is froze up, water spiqot or is it froze inside the camper. If in camper, you can turn furnace up or put a heater in basement to help it warm up faster. As far as the sewer hose, make sure you have a good drop angle from camper to sewer outlet. To unthaw, put hot water down hose to thaw out. The OP stated that his sewer hose is now froze.. The assumption was made that the black valve was left open.,. I think if I were camping in this cold , I would assure that my sewer tube had proper pitch to drain... The ONLY ways his sewer tube froze would be that a valve was left open ,AND-OR improper drainage on the sewer tube.. I would get the heaters and or hair dryer out.. I too would be concerned to move it too much while froze..... x2 Here is a picture of a neighbor camper who pulled in for a long weekend with 6 people. I tried to help him by telling him NOT to leave the black tank open when I first saw the hose filling up. This is what he had to deal with when it came time to leave. That hose is packed solid with poop because there is no water to move it along into the dump, Like there would have been had he left the black tank 'closed' and dumped when 3/4 full. http://i59.tinypic.com/dn1w75.jpg Would the same thing not have happened if they left the grey tank open. The op said they were washing dishes by hauling water in. The water from washing dishes goes into the grey tank. So back to how do you know it was the black tank left open. In a word, yes...happened to my neighbor..left grey water open but hose had virtually no pitch....entire sewer hose froze. Again, no where did OP say he left black tank open...said they were doing dishes...
kakampers 02/22/15 04:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Full body paint....worth it?

Full body paint is actually well worth it....no more black streaks that won't come off. No more faded fiberglass walls....keep it washed and waxed and it stays as nice and shiny as my car and truck with paint and clearcoat.
kakampers 02/15/15 05:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sweetheart Rally XIV, Kerrville, TX Feb. 11 - 16, 2015

Anybody there yet? Our site is open and we're pulling inTonight!
kakampers 02/08/15 03:39pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Sweetheart Rally XIV, Kerrville, TX Feb. 11 - 16, 2015

We've never had the right timing to make this rally, this year however everything has aligned (our job shut down unexpectedly :)) and we just signed up to attend!! Really looking forward to it!!
kakampers 01/27/15 02:41am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Crowds in the Keys ?

Quartzsite and Key West are both destinations that everyone should visit at least once!! We love Quartzsite for boondocking and just chilling...Key West is my destination of choice any time I can manage to make it there...absolutely love everything about Key West!!
kakampers 01/27/15 01:42am General RVing Issues
RE: electric blankets ??

Dual controlled heated mattress pad was the best $70 we ever spent...as for heated blankets catching fire...the night my next door neighbor's apartment was gutted by a fire from her heated blanket, was the most terrifying experience of my life. Had her cat not woke her up, she would not have survived.
kakampers 01/24/15 02:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pulled the trigger,2105 Ram crew 3500,hitch install question

Just bought 2015 Ram crew cab 3500, 6.7, SB, Laramie. wanted to thank everyone for there advice on what size truck to get... Its much appreciated. would like advice on the pros/cons of installing a under bed hitch my self. any thoughts, concerns ETC.... I'm very mechanically inclined so that's not a issue... i have not read much on anyone installing the hitch them self's so curious on opinions i will more then likely go with slider under bed mount in the 20K area Thanks I think the hitch is already there just needs a stinger & Ball. Their Ad says STANDARD 18,000-LB CLASS V TRAILER TOW HITCH This refers to the regular trailer hitch on the back to tow a travel trailer...he's talking about a fifth wheel hitch which is not included.
kakampers 01/24/15 02:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pulled the trigger,2105 Ram crew 3500,hitch install question

The new Ram will have the puck system....hitch just bolts in...
kakampers 01/24/15 02:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel Brakes - Owner's Survey

Hydraulic over electric automotive disk brakes and they work better than anything I have ever had before by far. What he said ….. Dan Same here, except mine are electric over hydraulic ;-) . Rusty X4...only way to go...
kakampers 01/21/15 06:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: High Level Q: TT vs FW for Full-timing?

If you like to have a relaxing towing experience go FW. If you like the white knuckle twisted sphincter experience go TT. Not a valid statement! I've towed a trailer since 2002 and never had any sway or towing difficulties! And that's true for a lot of other trainer owners. Proper tow vehicle, anti-sway hitch, setup, weight load distribution and trailer design results in a very pleasant and easy towing experience. Well you are the exception. Most try to tow too much with the TV they have. I ask why have such a complex towing setup to try to control a TT that in it's nature wants to control the TV. A 5er is simple and sway is not an issue. I speak from experience. I rolled over with a "properly setup" TV. Load levelers and sway control did not stop the breast from passing me and cause a roll over. Towed the same rig later with a Dually not problem. Most do not have enough "dog" for the "tail". These are all good points. I will admit that I have only owned FW's. I have had 24' enclosed construction trailers (still have one), but I realize that is not the exact same pulling experience. In windy conditions I just don't think you can sit back and relax pulling a decent sized TT down the road like you can a FW. I am basing that on my personal experience pulling my fivers in some pretty severe cross winds plus my work experience on interstates/highways observing TT's going down the road. Ask most over-the-road semi drivers (without RV experience) if they think TT's and FW's pull the same and most will tell you FW's. A Hensley or Propride Hitch will eliminate sway as advertised. Those premium hitches will allow a TT to tow just as well as a fiver. I towed a 11K GVW 39' TT with a Hensley. It was rock solid in all conditions. My prior 39' TT towed just as well as my current 40' fiver. If I were to full time with a TT I would use a premium hitch. Yes Premium hitches are expensive. Yes premium hitches are superior and eliminate all sway issues. I will have to disagree with this...towed up to a 33 foot TT using first a 10 thousand pound Pullrite and finally a custom built 20 thousand pound Pullrite. The TV was a 1 ton Dodge dually 3500. It did greatly reduce the sway, but it did nothing really for yaw caused by tractor trailers passing us. They were, however, FAR superior to regular weight distribution hitches, and I really thought there would be little difference in towing a fiver. Boy, was I wrong...there is NO comparison and I will never go back to a TT!
kakampers 01/18/15 09:35pm Full-time RVing
RE: Changing "Home" State

If your intent is to reside in AZ, and it sounds as though it is, then you're an AZ resident subject to its laws, including taxes, title and registration, etc. You were probably okay with SD as long as you were full-timing, but not now. Buying a place to spend some winter months does not in any way indicate that it is the buyers intent to reside in AZ. You can own property in every state in the union and spend time at each one and that doesn't make you a resident of that state. Barb Exactly...
kakampers 01/10/15 04:20am Full-time RVing
RE: New FW

We got 28% off the MSRP when ordering our Landmark and got exactly what we wanted. Plus, it was true MSRP as Heartland posts the sheets on their owner's forum...so it wasn't made up by the dealer.
kakampers 01/09/15 05:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thor/Heartland buys out DRV

Let me guess who the brand loyalists are ;-) Pretty much everyone who likes what they own...:) Yes, most RV's are great as well as those who build them. However, brand loyalists get extreme like the Hitler Youth Movement. As far as the beloved Landmark, I don't think they are any better or worse than any other 5th wheel in their price point. As far as Heartland is concerned, I don't think they provide any better service than most other manufacturers. So please stop the salse pitch and promotions, we have all heard them before. Oh...you mean "extreme" kinda like the brand bashers do??
kakampers 01/09/15 10:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thor/Heartland buys out DRV

Let me guess who the brand loyalists are ;-) Pretty much everyone who likes what they own...:) Yes, most RV's are great as well as those who build them. However, brand loyalists get extreme like the Hitler Youth Movement. As far as the beloved Landmark, I don't think they are any better or worse than any other 5th wheel in their price point. As far as Heartland is concerned, I don't think they provide any better service than most other manufacturers. So please stop the salse pitch and promotions, we have all heard them before. The Yes...you can "think" as you do but there are some other facts about Heartland Service that you may have glossed over...no sales pitch but here are a couple of document able fact: Heartland recognizes the industry wide fact that dealership ethics and quality when it comes to service and warranty are not where they should be. Heartland will allow any owner to take his RV to any qualified dealership they choose if the dealership they were using proves to be below standards. This has been reported many times here by Heartland Owners. Heartland only require notification from the owner and the dealer so they know who is going to be billing for the repair. While this fact may not satisfy some of the more adamant Heartland bashers, it has been well documented here and elsewhere that Heartland will ship parts to an owner, no charge when within warranty period, to install.No, they do not pay owner labor but that has not stopped many satisfied Heartland owners to do small repairs themselves. I have not heard of other manufacturers that extend those above mentioned courtesies. Maybe there is one out there somewhere... Heartland's exemplary service to owners has been well documented on many sites.Remember, all service calls start with an owner contacting the dealer or Heartland directly. The demeanor and presentation of the owner makes a huge difference on how the person being contacted reacts to the caller. Too many owners forget that it pays to be nice, respectful and to present the request in a courteous fashion...it may not be fair...but it a fact...and many of the unhappy owners failed to recognize this... Regards :) :) :)
kakampers 01/09/15 10:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thor/Heartland buys out DRV

1/8" gap in the crown molding is totally unacceptable. Our 2013 HH Champagne has no gaps and it does not have a Lippert frame. Ken Our Landmark has no gaps either...but does have a Lippert frame as does the DRV...your point? Sloppy trim work is not acceptable from any manufacturer, especially the ones claiming to be full-time units. we have looked at the Big Horn and Landmark units and were not impressed with the overall quality. Sloppy welds which I have seen on many Lippert frames are generally an indication of poor quality frames. My point is gaps in trim or welding is not acceptable. NuWa tried Lippert frames for a short time and had lots of problems and went back to the Young's Welding he had used in the past. Ken That's funny...one of the first dealers we looked at years ago carried Nuwa....we looked at several on the lot. Trim laying on the floor, cabinet edges unfinished, etc. Never looked at the frames...we'd seen enough inside and left....guess they all can have a bad day or two...
kakampers 01/09/15 01:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thor/Heartland buys out DRV

1/8" gap in the crown molding is totally unacceptable. Our 2013 HH Champagne has no gaps and it does not have a Lippert frame. Ken Our Landmark has no gaps either...but does have a Lippert frame as does the DRV...your point? Gee, and here I was gonna go look at the Landmark. Nice looking fiver with a lot more features than I had imagined. Lippert frame. Well, there are other brands. Good luck with that...they are getting fewer and fewer...;)
kakampers 01/08/15 07:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thor/Heartland buys out DRV

I had someone comment on my Chocolate Full Body Paint Landmark one time. You can polish a "Turd all you want to but you still have a Turd". Sorry you had so many small issues with your Landmark...but our 2013 has been the complete opposite...good luck with your next purchase. I think we bought these Landmarks about the same time. We did...
kakampers 01/08/15 12:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thor/Heartland buys out DRV

I had someone comment on my Chocolate Full Body Paint Landmark one time. You can polish a "Turd all you want to but you still have a Turd". Sorry you had so many small issues with your Landmark...but our 2013 has been the complete opposite...good luck with your next purchase.
kakampers 01/08/15 11:54am Fifth-Wheels
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