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RE: So you are sitting by the fire, and you hear

feeding them is the dumb part they can and will get aggressive, when the food stops, they come to expect it and want it Exactly! Never feed a wild animal! Is that why my wife refuses to feed me?
portscanner 08/25/15 03:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: So you are sitting by the fire, and you hear

I run to the trailer and arm myself with an AR15, numerous 30 round mags and a high output flashlight. I would then spend the night patrolling the area around my trailer ready to shoot anything that moves. I don't plan on letting anything eat my family and you know them Coyotes are sneaky people killing machines that are drawn in by the scent of campfires as they know there are easy pickings. Two SERIOUS errors here. 1. a .223 is entirely too small of calibre. In this case I would use nothing smaller than a 30-06. Your best bet is a .50 BMG in a Ma Duece. If you have access to a 40 MM Bofors, that would be even better (although I dont usually take mine with me as it gets too crowded in the TC). 2. They will see your flashlight and move around behind you. I suggest either going with IR and night vision goggles, or blind them by using 20-30 search lights - the type that was used in WWII for spotting planes at night. However, based on personal experience, I would put my dogs in the camper (to keep them out of trouble), toss another log on the fire, and sing along with the coyotes.
portscanner 08/25/15 05:14am General RVing Issues
RE: License Plate issues

My wife got stopped and got a warning for not relocating the plate. (but I should add, we had just unloaded the camper and forgot to move the plate from the TC back to the truck)
portscanner 08/24/15 05:45am Truck Campers
RE: has anyone attempted to make their own sofa?

Grab an old couch and use the springs from it. If the foam is still good, reuse that also. Also note the angle of the back and the seat from the old couch and use that information when you build your new couch.
portscanner 08/20/15 11:09am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Improving our brakes

I had a truck with a rusted out floor so I could augment my brakes ala Flintsones style. Does that count?
portscanner 08/19/15 05:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Decals and Advertising on campers !!!

I am with the no sticker crowd. Regarding resale it is an advantage not a disadvantage. You list it first with no graphics and see how it goes... doesn't sell? Pay a vinyl shop $500 to mirror what ever the latest "look" is and suddenly you have a used rig that looks brand new. x2
portscanner 08/14/15 06:19am Truck Campers
RE: 2011 Ram 3500 to a 2016 Ram 3500??

My 2011 has a feature that you cant get on any new truck. It is paid for.
portscanner 08/12/15 12:06pm Truck Campers
RE: be careful when accepting the last site

Was this either in Mayberry or you were in a Twilight Zone Show !?? ;) Its not just the kids anymore its the whole family / clan. Loud , rude ,crude, cursing the whole time. Its the "its all about me" anymore "Rules don't apply to me" attitudes! It just does't matter what your doing anymore, camping ,on a cruise,on a flight ,to simply going to the grocery store (no not walmart , that's a whole other planet ) People in general have lost it , its called manners !! The unusual experience I had actually happens more often than you realize. You have to look for it. The problem is the screaming distracts you from the good going on at the other table / campsite / isle of the store / seat on the plane where there are people w/ class and manners not getting your attention. Look for it. Lead by example
portscanner 08/12/15 04:17am General RVing Issues
RE: be careful when accepting the last site

Reminds me of the experience I had a few years ago in a Ga State Park. About 15 campsites were taken up by what must have been every single relative for the past 20 generations of a family. Kids everywhere. There had to be at least 50-70 under age 15 rugrats running around. We set up our 5er on our site (at that time we had a 5er instead of a TC) and sat down in an attempt to enjoy some quiet when a soccer ball rolled in front of my chair. I child (8-10 years old) ran over and said, "I am sorry sir, may I get my ball?" Being near speechless at such a inquiry, I smiled and replied, "No problem!" We were going to run out and meet some friends for dinner, so we got in our truck. It was then we realized there were about 20 kids having a football game of sorts in the road. As soon as I started the engine on the truck, the older kids immediately directed the younger kids out of the road. We got back around 8 and as we drove back to our site, as we drove to our site, every time we approached any kids, they would immediately grab their toys or bikes and clear the road. We sat down outside our 5er as there a cool breeze and we noticed something weird. We could hear many people talking, the sounds of feet running on the street and leaves, the sound of bicycles being operated, but something was missing....something was missing..... about 8;30 they all gathered in one area - then everyone went to their tents and campers. We woke up late the next morning, had breakfast and then went outside. Again- ankle biters everywhere - you could hear laughing and running and other sounds...but something was missing...... We took a walk, and as we walked past them they said a plethora of weird things - such as "Good morning, sir", and to my wife "Good morning, ma'am." We even got a couple of "Excuse me!" when they ran in front of me as they played. Again, I noticed something was missing.... They all packed up and left the third day we were there. After they drove off we took another hike to a different section of the park, but to get there, we had to pass by where they had camped. Not a single piece of trash to be found. Fire pits had been cleaned out. It was disgustingly clean. After we got back from our hike, I realized what had been missing. I had not heard not even one screaming kid during the 3 days they were there.
portscanner 08/09/15 06:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can i turn the Inverter Off?

Are you talking about an Inverter or a Converter ? Inverter takes 12VDC and turns it into 120VAC Converter takes 120VAC and turns it into 12VDC If it is the Converter, you want to leave that on when you are connected to shore power. It maintains your battery and provides the 12V needed to operate most/all lights in your RV and in many (not all) RV's the 12V is required to properly operate the water heater, air conditioning and/or furnace
portscanner 08/05/15 06:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ants in roof, tried everything need ideas

Question, what is Terro? With the dry conditions in NorCal ants swarm to any moisture source. A fresh dog turd is soon covered with them. Terro for inside Terro for outside
portscanner 08/01/15 04:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Ants in roof, tried everything need ideas

Another vote for Terro - but also do a very close inspection for leaks and soft spots. I picked up a nest in my 5er after I got a roof leak.
portscanner 07/31/15 10:44am Truck Campers
RE: Keeping Out Rats and Mice

we use our rv a lot it dont give them a chance to move in Good luck with that, some friends had mice move in on an overnight stop. Same thing here. Several times. The one thing I did to stop the invasion was I cut off the "pull out" power cord, installed a twist/lock connector on the side of my TC and sealed the door that the cord was pulled out of. That stopped the critters from crawling up the cord and through the "mouse hole".
portscanner 07/21/15 09:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Lawn Tractor Trailer Spotter?

You need a power caster Up to 1800 lb tongue weight depending on model. I looked at one of these before I switched from a TT to a 5er
portscanner 07/19/15 06:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: What Iz It????

Thank you very much!!!
portscanner 07/16/15 11:27am General RVing Issues
RE: What Iz It????

Anyone have a picture of how it should be installed? Thx!
portscanner 07/16/15 07:58am General RVing Issues
What Iz It????

http://www.beaglenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/WhatIzIt.jpg Recliner for pixies? See-Saw for Gremlins? Amusement ride for leprechauns? Found this in a friend's travel trailer. There are two holes on the side of the trailer a few inches below the awning which line up with holes in the assembly. We are trying to find out what it is.
portscanner 07/14/15 08:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Any Thoughts on an Air Bed

Sleep by number bed. We have had it for 6+ years ^ I agree. We have a sleep number bed at home (air mattress) and it needs air every few days, I hate it! You either have a leak or a problem with the check valve. Have you checked back with the manufacturer? We have two Sleep by number beds (one in the TC, one in the S&B) each with two separate mattresses. Never had a problem. Air mattresses and water beds have 1 thing in common. Whats inside wants to get out! You can also apply that adage beer
portscanner 07/14/15 06:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Other RV'ing falacies

The monitor on the wall says the battery is charged and the black tank is full, when actually the battery is not full and the black tank is empty. ....also the monitor on the wall says the black tank and grey tank is empty, and grey water is in the bathtub and stuff backing up into the toilet.
portscanner 07/13/15 07:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: TCs don't have bathrooms

That is not the first time I have heard that comment. People are fascinated when they find out all the amenities you can have in a TC. Down here in the South (is it PC to use that term any more?) I have many people come up and ask questions about my TC and I happily show them what it is. Several people said they were going to look at getting one instead of a pull behind. But I do remind them, they need to make sure they get enough truck for the TC they get. And you have to have a lot of truck with my TC!
portscanner 07/13/15 08:32am Truck Campers
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