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RE: Dry camping, battery idea?

I don't dry camp enough to justify spending money on mods, so this is what we do for a few days at the beach: Use jugs of water for flushing to avoid running the pump. Also you can fill your tea kettle from the fresh water tank drain outside. I don't use the 12V lights. I have 2 little $5 LED camping lanterns that run off of AA batteries. If the trailer battery runs down enough for the fridge to quit I will use the jumper cables and the van to pump it up. In case of complete 12V system failure, I carry a cooler to save the fridge food.
smokedummy 03/27/14 09:14am Travel Trailers
RE: On the road-no advance planning

Yes, this past spring break 2 weeks ago. When we decided we could go it was way too late for reservations anywhere. So we were prepared for dry camping.
smokedummy 03/26/14 09:27am Travel Trailers
RE: How long can you boondock?

Completely stock trailer with its small tanks and single battery, 2 people, 2 days.
smokedummy 11/22/13 08:13am Travel Trailers
RE: fastening items to RV walls

What you may want is a "hollow wall anchor"? Not the plastic-insert kind, but the collapsing metal kind (sort of like a toggle bolt).
smokedummy 10/23/13 01:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Source of Water

I'm thinking that there is a leak where the vent-to-roof pipe connects to the top of the gray tank. So when the nearly-full gray tank was tilted, it started leaking out the top. I found that I had this type leak when I overfilled the gray tank and sudsy gray water began dripping out of the port side aft corner of the trailer. Nuts. I'm not fixing it, too much trouble. I'm just making sure I don't overfill the tank anymore.
smokedummy 10/23/13 01:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for A Place To Overnighr

I-35 from just south of Waco to around the Hillsboro split can be iffy, lots of construction. You might find yourself still stuck in traffic at your 3-hour mark. I recently drove from Centex to Oklahoma and went way east around Dallas, much more relaxing.
smokedummy 10/23/13 01:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Greetings from North Texas

We came close to buying a TAB a few years ago, but someone else got to it first. Happy trails!
smokedummy 09/27/13 12:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: What Did You Do To Your Travel Trailer Today?

Dragged the sofa-bed mattress out of the house and into the camper - a perfect fit, and the camper bed is much more comfy. We keep the bed set up permanently. We use a large folding TV tray as a table. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3777/9846558093_86dceb5dfe_b.jpg height=480 width=640
smokedummy 09/20/13 08:23pm Travel Trailers

We do enjoy watching our furbabies chowing down on their treats. Otherwise why would we bother, eh?
smokedummy 09/08/13 01:55pm RV Pet Stop
RE: New to us and what we did to it!

The good thing about RV dot net NOT hosting photos, is that we have control of the photos.
smokedummy 09/08/13 01:49pm Travel Trailers

Keep it simple, keep it fun. Congrats on your moment of clarity!
smokedummy 09/08/13 01:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Points of interest Memphis, Tn to Louisville, Kty

Lincoln birthtplace, Kentucky.
smokedummy 07/15/13 09:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for inexpensive upgrade for bunk mattresses....

First thing we bought for our little TT a couple of years ago, even before we signed the papers, was a couple of Coleman air mattresses. We knew from past experience that RV foam was JUNK. We got the Coleman air mats cheap at Walmart and they're still going strong a couple of years later. The good thing is that you can suck all the air out with the pump and put them away in a cabinet if you really need to get them out of the way, but otherwise you can just leave them inflated and not have to mess with them.
smokedummy 07/10/13 08:14pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Mod for the fur babies

I like the giant pen. You can be in there with the furbabies which is nice. We only have a small pen for travelling and our dog considers it "puppy jail". http://i1034.photobucket.com/albums/a423/happyfunpics/2013%20April%20-%20Magnolia%20Beach%20and%20Port%20Aransas%20Texas/HPIM1232_zps1f08eb60.jpg height=480 width=640
smokedummy 07/09/13 10:06am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Your favorite Texas campground?

It's RV sites are not that great but if you want to get away in a quiet park during the busy season, it works. Just spent the 4th at Mother Neff. I really liked it. The trails are very nice. I took a hike with one of the rangers, and she showed us where they are building a new campsite with pull throughs and full hook ups in the prairie section of the park. Construction starts this month. Nice to know they're finally getting started on the new sites up the hill at Ma Neff. Last time I hiked up there it was just a bunch of survey stakes, and a playground.
smokedummy 07/08/13 12:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: engine quits

I have ZERO experience with motorhomes but some with oddball vehicle problems: The electrical issues might be a bad chassis ground. Check to see if you can find a braided metal strap from the engine to the frame or firewall, it might be loose or fixing to break. Also sometimes the ground is run through a motor mount which is impossible to see. The stalling might be an auto-shut-off relay with dirty contact points. The relay will shut off fuel flow if it senses that the engine is not running but the fuel pump still is. Just shots in the dark.
smokedummy 07/03/13 03:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Draining holding tanks uphill

I have the same problem. I haven't had to yet, but my plan is to pull the trailer up on a couple of layers of 2x8 blocks.
smokedummy 07/02/13 03:30pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Non-secured items getting loose during travel

Of all stupid things, a SNOW GLOBE fell out of a cabinet and smashed on the floor. I'm still finding glitter in nooks and crannies a year and a half later.
smokedummy 07/02/13 03:23pm Travel Trailers

Is the breaker box in an exterior wall with the sun shining on it? I ask because my father in law has similar problem. He has to leave the breaker door open on hot days and use rear air only which blows cool air on the breaker box.
smokedummy 07/02/13 03:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hot and happy in Texas

Jim, I'm glad Meridian did not disappoint. We never get tired of it. http://i1034.photobucket.com/albums/a423/happyfunpics/2011%20October%20-%20Camping%20at%20Meridian%20State%20Park%20TX/HPIM8933.jpg height=480 width=640
smokedummy 07/02/13 02:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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