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RE: Back from The Pinery

Very nice pics. Glad you had a great time. But you been on this forum for a couple months. That's long enough to know there's no way to pull that trailer with that truck. You need a 3/4 ton at least. :B
pira114 08/28/15 04:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Beef(f meat) while travelling into the states

Technically speaking, you'd be asked to dump raw meats if they asked and you declared possession. Cooked meat is ok. So if it were cooked and frozen or in the fridge, it's fine.
pira114 08/28/15 04:39am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Washing during drought

Go to a Lake? Here is my near by lake. Down about 300 ft so far. I can't think of a lake or river where we can draw up some water. http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w289/babswilde/DSCN3917_zps4knmmby8.jpg Your picture might have some validity if it weren't for the bridge crossing some 40 or 50 feet above the water and all the clearly established roadways. 300'...? Maybe a long long LOOOOOONNNGG time ago. You people in California have it rough. I won't resort to name calling, but I just can't fathom having to live there in such oppression (compared to the rest of the country). The illegal immigrant issue is another story, but we won't go there. Then you read a story like this: LA Leaders Wash Car 2-3 Times Per Week Makes you wonder why you're having to worry about washing your car or RV once in a while. That bridge is normally underwater. This is very common along several large rivers in the West. Water rights/usage/ownership is something that is just plain foreign to an Easterner. In a lot of places in the West, you don't really have any rights to the water that falls on your roof. Water conservation is something we should seriously worry about in times of drought. Building more reservoirs is something we should do period. But we won't. Because we're heading into a period of solar activity called a grand minimum. Winters will be has and summers mild starting this February(ish). To answer the OP's question, I don't wash my TT or my trucks more tHan once every 18 months. Never cared to much.
pira114 08/28/15 04:34am General RVing Issues
RE: What treatment for linoleum floor?

1987 with origional vinyl flooring. Never had anything other than mild dish soap and water to wash it. Still looks new. About the only thing on the trailer that does still look new. These floors will last forever unless they get gouged.
pira114 08/27/15 07:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Advice on storing in a backyard.

I think the least amount of dirt and vegetation around the trailer the better. Not just for driving on and preventing sinking, but for helping prevent bugs and rodents. Where I used to have my trailer, it was on dirt with weeds all around. Had small issues with bugs and mice. A buddy had an issue with squirrels. They destroyed his trailer. Now that it's parked on asphalt, I have zero evidence of bugs and rodents. It's made a huge difference even though weeds and trees are within 20 feet. Not being directly on the weeds has made all the difference
pira114 08/27/15 12:09am Travel Trailers
RE: removing tub/shower to make storage

We rarely use ours also. For longer trips, we put one of those free standing wire shelf things in the tub. Gives us about five shelves that are almost two feet wide to put cloths and pantry items on. Works pretty good. Cheap and easy as well. But, removing the tub should be easy. Likely, you'll find plywood under the tub. And the same behind the molded walls. It wouldn't be too difficult to remove the tub and walls and put down vinyl flooring and wall paper or something to make it look decent. Then add whatever shelves you want.
pira114 08/23/15 12:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: What's the significance of the colors of nuts

This thread reminds me of a call to Tech Support at a company I know.. We need to replace a screw in our unit. We found the same size/rating screw at the hardware store but it is sliver not blue. Customer Support response: The original screw was silver too before we painted it. I don't know why, but that made me laugh pretty hard.
pira114 08/22/15 01:42pm Beginning RVing
RE: Where to start...

I won't speak to a specific TT as there are so many and I wouldn't know their weights. But as to cold weather, I sometimes think the cold weather packages are a water for anyone not using it in sustained sub zero temps. For example, my trailer is old and poorly insulated. I still have no issues during the winter where I'm camping in temps that are at or below freezing for 7 days. The only difference is how often I need to charge the battery due to the furnace fan being on more often. But it's always comfy. And during that 7 days, I'm only in it from about 7pm to 5am. The rest of the time it sits with the furnace turned off. Never had any freezing issues. This may vary from trailer to trailer, but mine is a 1987 model with paper thin windows and no under carriage insulation
pira114 08/22/15 12:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hunting cool.

you think being in the 80's is hot you really would have melted being here last week we had 100+ all week several days set new records, 108 109, 106 etc.. last couple of days have been in the 80's, about 20* cooler than last week I can't WAIT for it to be 80s again! Haha. It's been over 100 here for two weeks. And I live at 4000
pira114 08/22/15 03:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Travel Trailer vs 5th Wheel

Problem I have with motor homes is if they break down, you're towing your home to the shop, then have to find/pay for lodging. Just something to consider. I like 5th wheels for their storage. Rarely will you find a TT of the same length to have comparable storage. But I choose TTs because I don't want to lose the storage in the bed of my truck. I bring stuff that won't fit in either a 5th wheelers or TTs storage compartments. Initially, towing may be easier Ina. 5er, but once you're used to it, towing either is easy in my opinion. I agree that the steps on a 5er could become problematic if you have knee injuries. If you could borrow a capable truck, I'd say rent one of each first. Otherwise, the RV shows are the best way to see what you think you'll like.
pira114 08/20/15 01:46am Beginning RVing
RE: New Asphalt Driveway

I'd wait another week if possible. If not, 1" plywood should reduce your chances of dents
pira114 08/17/15 11:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Bringing lots of water?

Of possibke, you may want to consider an outdoor camping shower. Call ahead and see if that'll be an issue. But they're great and don't fill up your grey tank
pira114 08/16/15 10:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: STRANGE OCCURRANCE

Glad you're okay. Endorphins are probably the answer to why you don't remember it all. Your brain is capable of doing things we don't even understand yet
pira114 08/14/15 05:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Women Going Solo in an RV?

I don't get why women RVing solo seems to be such a "social anomaly" to so many people; you go, girls! There's absolutely nothing about RVing that a woman couldn't do as well as a man. I don't care how big or small the truck or trailer is. It's a matter of practice/experience regardless of gender. Now, having said that, as a man I do worry when I see women alone traveling like that. There's probably no real reason to worry. But it's hardwired in men's brains (very generally speaking) to be protectors of women. So we naturally want to shield them from dangerous activities. Traveling alone across the country has an element of danger to it for both men and women. Real or perceived, we want to keep them safe in our heads.
pira114 08/11/15 04:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Newbie with battery question

Agree with above. Once you get this settled, get a battery tender to keep it full when not in use. Cheap, easy, and the peace of mind knowing your battery is 100% is great.
pira114 08/10/15 11:51pm Beginning RVing
RE: be careful when accepting the last site

I don't think the people walking through the campsite is appropriate. Not at all. But kids screaming? At a pool or playground? Seems normal. My kids are very well behaved and polite. But I don't see a problem with kids having a good time during a camping trip. It was suggested that people with kids boondock or stay home? Maybe that's a bit backwards. If you can't handle kids playing in a pool and screaming, maybe you should stay home or go boondocking. Seriously, a campground with pools and playgrounds is obviously designed to accommodate families. But some people here seem to think they deserve to tell these families to stay home? This is why many people think RVers are stuck up egotistical jerks. It's that attitude that they should be able to dictate what happens at the campground. Sorry if I offended anyone. Just tired of hearing it. We were taught not to scream when we were kids. We still had a blast. Personally I don't care one way or the other. But if it's quiet time another story. Usually the screamers are still screaming. Is it a bad attitude to expect rules to be obeyed? Not at all. Rules are rules and staying somewhere with rules implies you're willing to follow them. I get that. Unless I missed it, we weren't talking about quiet time. And personally, I think 10 pm is late. I tell my kids quiet time is about 8:30. We may be still around a campfire, but that's late enough and time to be quiet for my kids. But at the pool, on vacation, middle of the day? I expect laughing, screaming, kids. To me, it's kinda like going camping and getting upset over campfire smoke. It's just part of it. I agree with the rest of the OP. People walking through campsites is unacceptable. My kids would catch hell if they ever did that.
pira114 08/10/15 07:24am General RVing Issues
RE: be careful when accepting the last site

I don't think the people walking through the campsite is appropriate. Not at all. But kids screaming? At a pool or playground? Seems normal. My kids are very well behaved and polite. But I don't see a problem with kids having a good time during a camping trip. It was suggested that people with kids boondock or stay home? Maybe that's a bit backwards. If you can't handle kids playing in a pool and screaming, maybe you should stay home or go boondocking. Seriously, a campground with pools and playgrounds is obviously designed to accommodate families. But some people here seem to think they deserve to tell these families to stay home? This is why many people think RVers are stuck up egotistical jerks. It's that attitude that they should be able to dictate what happens at the campground. Sorry if I offended anyone. Just tired of hearing it.
pira114 08/10/15 04:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Unique situation -- not sure what to get

First and foremost, thank you and your whole family for their service and sacrifice. As a Marine, I know darn well that my service was harder on my wife than me. Semper Fi! Second, I'm glad you're considering a TT instead. It's probably a better fit. $40K might not be a lot if you're looking to buy a new TT and a tow vehicle. I'd consider a lightly used 3/4 ton 4 door pick up and lightly used trailer. With that many people, you'll be hauling a lot of weight. So pay attention to the weight limits. As for the tub, I just visited an RV lot where many of the trailers had the tub/shower combo. You shouldn't have much problem with that. Choosing a trailer instead may have opened up your options for that. Good luck with whatever you choose. There are so many options available to you that I can't begin to recommend one. Except to say that I'm partial to the Jayco bunkhouses. Especially if I had that many people along.
pira114 08/05/15 05:16am Beginning RVing
RE: Best Time To Buy?

Deals are always available. But, I believe I see the most ads and sales in the very beginning of winter. Seems interest in RVs is lowest at that point. I'll likely be looking to buy my new one around December.
pira114 08/03/15 06:26am Beginning RVing
RE: Dentist pays over $50,000 to kill a Lion

Feelings of the hunt aside, what I DO have a problem with is all the death threats he and his family received because of it. His hunting the lion has no bearing on his practice as a dentist. And for sure has nothing to do with his family. This thread has been extremely civil. Too bad the rest of our society isn't as civil. Had he and his guides followed the rules, I'd have no problem with it. But if they broke laws, they can suffer the consequences. It's really that simple.
pira114 08/02/15 07:40am Around the Campfire
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