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RE: CB radios, useful or not..

We were doing some exploring this last weekend, in an area where there was hunting and logging. Quite often here in the PNW, someone will spray paint the active CB channel on a board as you head into the woods. Was gonna say this too. In the Sierras where I live, cell phone reception is non existent. Lots of folks have CB, including the guys who need to find you when you're lost in a snow drift. Obviously it's gonna be different for everyone. Many hardly ever go outside cell coverage. Many do. So it's a good back up if you're one of us that do.
pira114 11/22/17 01:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Minivan vs Suburban for road trip?

I used to have a Yukon XL (Suburban basically). Drove all across the country with it. Family of either 4 or 5 depending on if the oldest could make it. Loved every bit of it. Plenty of storage, plenty of leg room. Put the smallest kids in the back usually, but also let them decide and switch around as they pleased. Often times the 3 of them would sit all on the back bench together and fold down the front bench. Gave them tons of leg room and a very large cooler could fit behind the driver's seat for food dispensary. I was always able to fit all our luggage in the rear cargo area with no problems.
pira114 11/21/17 05:50am Around the Campfire
RE: Really newbie question about a small TT

If you also plan to use this for camping, then it's a great plan. It can easily work, especially if you use campgrounds close to the activities. Let the kid stay with teammates if he wants the social aspect, while you and the rest of your family camp. Dry camping is not so easy, especially Wal-Mart. Those are best for quick overnight stays while traveling to and from. Couple good batteries will do it all except A.C.. I agree with others that this is not a cost saving plan if the baseball trips are the only reason. But if you want one for camping anyway, then it's a great way to get the most out of your trailer, unlike some who only use it 2nor 3 times a year.
pira114 11/07/17 01:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Winter camping

Every year I use my trailer for hunting. We leave sometimes for a day or two and leave the heat off and fridge on. Temps range from high teens during the day and single digits at night. Never once had an issue. This is with a propane powered Dometic fridge that is original to a 1987 trailer. I've had water bottles on the counter frozen, but contents of the fridge and freezer were fine. As with a lot of trailer "issues" I think this is being over thought.
pira114 10/28/17 01:15am Travel Trailers
RE: NRA, BLM, NFS...Lack of Courtesy or Free Range Cattle?

I've never once been unhappy to see two ladies walking through my campsite. Life's too short. Smile and wave, or better yet, offer a beer or 6.
pira114 10/20/17 01:37am General RVing Issues
RE: 110v shore power dying, slowly?

You have a few different symptoms that really should not be related to each other. My thoughts are that you have a trailer that's been wired incorrectly at some point. You need a real electrician at this point. Not a mobile RV mechanic, an actual electrician.
pira114 10/13/17 10:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV - Flush It Or Can It?

Bagging the paper makes about as much sense as a 2 story outhouse. Actually, those used to be quite common. Just sayin
pira114 10/03/17 12:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Question on use of electric coffee maker in RV

I use this, works great. Just another option. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001K7IDVU/ref=asc_df_B001K7IDVU5196950/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=394997&creativeASIN=B001K7IDVU&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167147331067&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=311082458636633292&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9032299&hvtargid=pla-273224193359 Another option is an AeroPress. Better than French Press to me
pira114 10/02/17 02:32am General RVing Issues
RE: just a test

How many of you remember this ??? I think I got it right from memory. It's close. This is a test. A Test of the emergency broadcast system. This station in voluntary cooperation with the FCC and other authorities have developed this system to keep you informed in a event of an emergency. If this had been a actual emergency you would have been informed to where to turn for news and other official information. This is only a test. Not hard to remember two days ago. We still get those.
pira114 10/02/17 02:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Need advice on buying an electric tongue jack.

Huskey Brute 4500. Last one you'll ever buy most likely. And probably the quietest one made
pira114 09/26/17 09:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Conversion Vans not allowed at some RV Parks?

My experience was that it was all about looks. Of all the places I was refused, it was the ones who considered themselves upscale. This was a normal travel trailer, but old. 1987. They pulled the 10 year old rule on me because it looked old. Only because of color scheme. The normal 80s tan with brown and red stripe. To be fair, they all warned me when I made reservations. One manager came out and looked at my rig, saw it was very well maintained, and allowed me in. He explained that their 10 year old rule was for preventing run down looking rigs, and the possibility of an old rig causing fire. Ok. Either way, if the van looks good, it'll probably be allowed. Here's a practical option. If you don't need hookups, you can rent a tent site and just not set up a tent. Doubt anyone would care or notice.
pira114 09/25/17 02:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Road Debris: Gotta Be Some Upset RV Owners Out There.....

I'm tired of ladders. Is it really that hard to secure a ladder to your truck? I've had a ladder in or on my truck for years. I value my tools. I've never lost a ladder, or any tool, while driving. It's hard to imagine so many people either don't care to secure them, or don't know how.
pira114 09/24/17 11:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hurricane Irma - Tips for keeping Beer cold!

There is plenty of times to get drunk and make stupid decisions. A hurricane is not one of those times. :? Lighten up it was just a funny picture. :R Calling Corona beer is not funny.
pira114 09/07/17 04:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Pine Sap

Baby wipes. I live in a pine forest. It works
pira114 09/01/17 01:24am Folding Trailers
RE: Looking for a New Jack(A Frame)

I had a Barker and had no issues with it until it just gave up one day. Nothing against them, I think it was just it's time. I replaced it with a Husky Brute 4500 and now I feel spoiled. Best trailer Jack I've ever owned.
pira114 08/14/17 10:07am Travel Trailers
RE: CA License & Registration Req for 3500 SRW with 11.7k GVWR?

And there's no rv endorsement. As li g as it's not for hire, no special license is required. Check out the links Old Biscuit posted. It's all you need to know.
pira114 08/11/17 03:46am General RVing Issues
RE: CA License & Registration Req for 3500 SRW with 11.7k GVWR?

That's not true. You can sign an affidavit stating the truck is for camping in if it has a bed cap. Get caught hauling anything and it's a huge ticket.
pira114 08/11/17 03:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Any towing difference between 8' or 8.5' width?

I like my 7.5 foot Winnie better than 8 footers. Backing into a tight campsite is easier, and I wouldn't try CA 9 from Santa Cruz to Big Basin RSP at all in an 8. With awning you'll be 8'9". Depends on where you camp. Depends on the driver too. I used to drive CA9 all the time with a much wider horse trailer. I wouldn't think twice about an 8.5, let alone anything less.
pira114 08/07/17 10:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bent Trailer Hitch Ball

One recommendation I have is go back to camping world and make them fix all this at zero cost to you.
pira114 08/02/17 01:27am Travel Trailers
RE: 1964 Roadrunner - Tow-Mater Cab-Over Bunk Resto-Mod

As usual, awesome posts! Love that trailer
pira114 07/27/17 04:12pm Travel Trailers
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