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RE: Tekonsha P3

It goes to sleep after 15 minutes when pedal was last pressed, whether vehicle is running or not, whether trailer is connected or not.
the_happiestcamper 03/28/17 06:38am Towing
RE: Roadside service

I've had RV Roadhelp for years. First time I used it on a July 3rd (2008?) when I had a leaf spring break (on I-26 in Columbia SC). After 30 minutes on the phone, the lady said she couldn't find a tow, so I should find one and send in the receipt. I called the Camping World nearby and asked who to call - they gave me someone's number. He said he just put the boat in the lake, but would get there ASAP. About 45 minutes later he showed up - he jacked up the trailer and put wood blocks and straps in place so I could tow it, and he followed me back to CW. $175 - and they did reimburse in full promptly. Since then they were taken over by Allstate, and next time was much better service. 5 years ago I had my fuel pump die in Florida. I first was online with someone in who knows where country. She kept asking for my exact location - I kept saying Highway 301 about 3 miles south of I-10. She kept wanting to know street signs, etc. (I'm sure she had a computer screen with all those questions). After a few minutes, she said someone would call me back. Within 5 minutes someone did - from this country. She had two tow trucks dispatched - one to take the TV (and my wife, 12 y/o son, and 9 y/o daughter) to a car dealer in Jacksonville (30 miles away), the second to take the trailer (and me and my 14 y/o son) to the same place. Those tows were paid for, so I didn't have to worry about sending in receipts.
the_happiestcamper 03/14/17 06:08am Travel Trailers
RE: 6 Volt Batteries and Solar Charging

I use a 5 watt panel to run a fan - it keeps airflow in the box my charge controller is in, in case the sun is shining on it clicky
the_happiestcamper 03/06/17 06:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Where do you put your trash can?

My TT is so small that I just put the trash can outside right next to the door. When I need to throw something I just open the door, go down one step, lift the lid and chuck it inside. It is a little inconvenient but, it works. Can't have everything. We do same - put in inside if we go anywhere, empty it before we go to bed. Not too inconvenient, because I do all cooking outside.
the_happiestcamper 03/06/17 06:17am Travel Trailers
RE: 6 Door Excursion

Yeah, if I ever win the lottery, Custom Tim is on my short list
the_happiestcamper 02/13/17 06:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Suburban as a tow vehicle

See sig - I always heard abut hitch failure with the factory one, so got an after market. Never heard about frame issues. It drinks heavily (gas and oil) but is a towing beast.
the_happiestcamper 02/10/17 06:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Excellent video demonstrating the importance of proper TW

Yeah, that's why I quit towing with a Mustang
the_happiestcamper 02/07/17 12:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Locked out?

Got home from a trip and discovered the keys were gone (had been to a gas station 2 hours earlier and had them then). Spare set was inside camper. Locksmith that came out butchered the lock, so had to buy new one. Spare set is now in truck's console.
the_happiestcamper 01/20/17 06:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Backing R.V.

I have one http://storenelson.com/img6.jpg With this, I don't need a spotter - which results in less fights with the DW (though she has gotten better as a spotter). Without it, I would never have gotten both the trailer and the boat into the back yard. http://storenelson.com/mover.jpg
the_happiestcamper 01/05/17 08:42am Towing
RE: Light Strip deal of the day

For the same price you can get a solar string. I attach them to the awning and put the little panel in the corner of the awning. They come on when it's dark and last after everyone is asleep. Just enough light to see, not bright enough to be intrusive.
the_happiestcamper 11/02/16 06:50am Travel Trailers
RE: What has 3 rows and can pull 9K?

This will do it with four rows
the_happiestcamper 10/27/16 06:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hunting Island / Edisto Island fate

You can zoom in here to see the damage.
the_happiestcamper 10/17/16 06:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: leave roof vents open during winter?

I closed mine last week as where it was parked, Hurricane Matthew was blowing the rain straight at the back of my Maxxis Cover. Other then that, it's open 365 days a year.
the_happiestcamper 10/14/16 07:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Hunting Island State Park Site 157

You can zoom in here to see all the damage to SC coastal state CG's.
the_happiestcamper 10/14/16 07:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: hurricane Matthew

I took the trailer to my in-laws - turns out we got hit pretty hard there, but not quite as bad as our house. We lost power while I was cooking breakfast, so I ran to the camper and got my little stoves and propane and kept cooking in the carport.
the_happiestcamper 10/11/16 06:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Small solar set up for TT.

Here is my setup Clicky I also have LED lights.
the_happiestcamper 09/21/16 06:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Solar Clothes Dryer (pix)

I just tie a line between a couple of trees, though my grandma had a fancy set up at her house. A couple of T post about 30 feet apart with three lines between them. Fla. state parks as well as a lot of private CG's do not allow items tied to trees..I am not sure about the Corps CG's and some parks have no trees One stay in Florida and I bought one of these.
the_happiestcamper 09/06/16 07:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Question About "Walk-up" Camp Sites

Call the CG the night before and ask if any sites you described might be opening up tomorrow. Tenant of a walk up site usually has until 10 or so to extend their stay.
the_happiestcamper 08/23/16 07:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Is it normal for a new TT to have been used?

Anyway, after looking some more online I've found the same model elsewhere for less so I won't be getting that one. I guess I'll just always have that thought in the back of my mind that it might not be really "new". Maybe this one is less because this dealer also lets his friends use it, just doesn't tell you?
the_happiestcamper 08/08/16 07:11am Travel Trailers
RE: RV Park Reviews and Trip Advisor

You have to read between the lines - and read how they review other parks. There was one who would give a park a 1 or a 10 - if they had wi-fi, they got a 10. If they didn't have wi-fi, they got a 1. They gave a 1 to a state park because it didn't have wi-fi. If someone advertised wi-fi that didn't work well, I could see giving them a low mark.
the_happiestcamper 08/08/16 06:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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