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RE: opportunity to purchase

That's going to cost quite a bit to fix, just in materials if I understand the damage. I might grab it for parts to fix up a structurally sound one, but that's it. And in the condition you describe, it'd have to be free.
pira114 03/10/17 01:15am Folding Trailers
RE: Hybrid like Folding Trailers still popular in Australia

I would love to see those "pop top" trailers in person. Why not just go with a regular height TT? Is saving that 2 feet that big of a deal? The style of having the sleeping pop out UNDER the end cap is great. Helps to protect the canvas from sun and rain. It's hard to tell really, but they look a tad higher than standard to me. And besides towing ease and storage, I bet it cuts down on weight. Downside is more moving parts to break. But they're not complicated parts
pira114 03/10/17 12:49am Folding Trailers
RE: Hybrid like Folding Trailers still popular in Australia

I love those. Wish we had more like that here in the U.S. And I happen to like the white interiors too. The dark colors everything comes in here are just that, dark. I much prefer the brightness of those interiors
pira114 03/08/17 04:55am Folding Trailers
RE: Trac-Grabber

I don't think these are marketed to replace chains. Nor do I think the OP meant that. What I think is they are another viable tool to carry should you find yourself in a bad way. I play in the snow and mud and lot. I wouldn't mind trying these.
pira114 03/03/17 01:31am General RVing Issues
RE: What does 10 TRILLION gallons of water even equate to?

So it rains a lot in Ca this year (not the worst year by far by the way), and that equates to global warming? The problem we have is related to our ability to build on land that floods every so often on fairly predictable cycles. And our lack of wanting to spend money on fixing or maintaining infrastructure. And the very fact that we build at all, especially dams, creates problems with where all that water goes and how it gets there. We do need the dams and reservoirs. We need more in fact. But we need to realize that maintaining them comes at a price. Same with roads. They're all built on dirt. And when that dirt gets saturated after prolonged dryness, it tends to move. If you're old enough, and lived in Ca all that time, you'd remember this happening before. Twice in my lifetime.
pira114 02/28/17 10:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where to do a 30# propane exchange

Where I live, Amerigas will do a recertification (likely all you need), but if it fails, they'll give you new tanks the same size at a discounted rate. JS West propane will do a free replace, but I don't believe they're up in your area.
pira114 02/19/17 07:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Time to downsize, Time to simplify

2017 Rockwood 1970ESP pop-up on order! Congrats! I love those. I'm looking at that same model except in the larger size.
pira114 02/16/17 01:12pm Folding Trailers
RE: The 300 foot rule -- do they mean what they say?

Stop worrying about hurting the land. Your vehicle just won't do it. Most of the Sierras are logged. We clear huge areas, create roads, and do what looks like devastation. But I'm here to tell you that when abandoned, most of these areas regrow and only someone who knows what to look for would see it. It takes a lot to permanently alter the earth. A LOT. It speaks to man's ego to think driving on some dirt or grass will do real damage. In fact, in most cases, it's actually kinda healthy for the ground to be disturbed. Like walking on grass. You do it enough in a repeated pattern, it causes damage. Do it sporadically in random areas, it can actually be healthy
pira114 02/05/17 04:55am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Interesting tidbits from RVTravel

Keep us posted on Oregon. Possibly a financial opportunity for a sweets shop. ?? If Oregon wasn't cold and had a beach... I would go in half on a sweets shop... lol Might wanna take a closer look at that map in your signature
pira114 01/31/17 06:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Building & Installing my BBQ Table

I love it. Very nice. And IF you ever worried about grease or heat, you could always glue a square of diamond plating or similar to the side of the trailer
pira114 01/28/17 06:48am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Video Tour of the T@B S Trailer

Very cool. I'm now following on Instagram. My ol'lady won't even consider full timing, let alone full timing so minimalist. I'm jealous. So I'll live vicariously through your IG page!
pira114 12/28/16 03:58am Travel Trailers
RE: How to set-up a t@b teardrop trailer in 10 minutes

One thing in your new video. Shows you setting chocks first, but then pushing the trailer after unhitching. Wouldn't be possible
pira114 12/22/16 12:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Found this ad for a new type of Travel Trailer

Seems perfect for a couple who would otherwise use a teardrop or pup, but want something different.
pira114 12/19/16 10:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bunks vs Bunk House

One thing I've noticed is that the bunks are rated to hold different amounts in different trailers. Some I looked at only said 100 lbs max weight. We're big people, and as time went by, both my boys blew past 100 lbs way before they stopped coming with us. Some trailers seemed like I could have added support to increase that capacity, others didn't. Just something to consider
pira114 12/17/16 02:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Winterize and battery ??

I pull my battery between every trip all year. It sits on a battery tender when not in use. Always. It's on its 9th year and no signs of trouble. As indicated by the post following yours.............. IF the batteries are fully charged, simply disconnecting them in place is all that is needed IF your next trip will be within about 30 days. But if it makes you somehow feel better to waste all of that time and effort, then by all means keep it up. First, "all that time and effort" maybe equals 5 mins. It's simply not that hard. Second, you qualified your statement with "IF your next trip will be within about 30 days." Not everyone can take a trip once a month. And this thread is about winterizing. So I'd venture a guess the OP isn't planning on a trip in the next few weeks. Third, there's simply no disputing that a tender is better than simply disconnecting. A $35 tender and 5 mins of work is worth it to me to begin every trip knowing for sure I have a fully charged and healthy battery. But if you somehow feel better taking that chance, by all means, keep it up. SIGH. I was not commenting on the OPs post but on YOURS. That is why I quoted YOUR post and not his. And I stand by every word that I said. Every time you screw with something unnecessarily there is a risk that something will be broken; like dropping a battery and breaking your foot. I stand corrected. You're right. If you're gonna break something, especially your foot, you should definitely not be messing around with anything. In fact, you better stay indoors.....SIGH
pira114 12/15/16 01:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Winterize and battery ??

I pull my battery between every trip all year. It sits on a battery tender when not in use. Always. It's on its 9th year and no signs of trouble. As indicated by the post following yours.............. IF the batteries are fully charged, simply disconnecting them in place is all that is needed IF your next trip will be within about 30 days. But if it makes you somehow feel better to waste all of that time and effort, then by all means keep it up. First, "all that time and effort" maybe equals 5 mins. It's simply not that hard. Second, you qualified your statement with "IF your next trip will be within about 30 days." Not everyone can take a trip once a month. And this thread is about winterizing. So I'd venture a guess the OP isn't planning on a trip in the next few weeks. Third, there's simply no disputing that a tender is better than simply disconnecting. A $35 tender and 5 mins of work is worth it to me to begin every trip knowing for sure I have a fully charged and healthy battery. But if you somehow feel better taking that chance, by all means, keep it up.
pira114 12/15/16 11:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Winterize and battery ??

I pull my battery between every trip all year. It sits on a battery tender when not in use. Always. It's on its 9th year and no signs of trouble.
pira114 12/14/16 10:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Using 12V while hooked up to the tow vehicle

OldBiscuit is correct in my mind. None of the other suggested culprits would produce the same conditions as reported. In short, this is just a dead battery.
pira114 12/11/16 07:55am Beginning RVing
RE: Acessories for a TT

The best accessory I bought that I don't actually need is a battery tender. I park in storage, so in bring my battery home after every trip and put into on the tender. Fully charged battery every trip. If you store it at home, it's even easier since you don't need to pull the battery. If you can't store at home, and the battery(ies) are too heavy to lift for you, then yes, a kill switch is good.
pira114 12/11/16 06:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Used RVs

Very over simplified here, but let's say a stick and brick purchased for $100,000. Forget about tax, insurance, etc. Just the price tag. Very decent Trailer at 50,000. Average 50 a night for 365 days is 18,250, for a total of 68,250. Leaving 31,750 for everything else to equal the 100,000. I'd argue that 100,000 is pretty low for an average house, and 50,000 is probably high for a decent trailer. Gas, food, insurance, etc can eat up that 31,000 pretty quick, but that's just year one. If you had 100,000 and zero income, you're done either way. If you have an income that'll cover monthly bills either way, the trailer wins for cost, but obviously loses big for investment. All depends on what you want out of it. Secure investment or life of travel.
pira114 11/17/16 11:02pm Beginning RVing
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