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RE: Advice on fine tuning my wdh set up w/scale results

snip It honestly towed great. it was very stable and had plenty of power. snip it drove very nice snip That answers your question - you have it dialed in correctly.
the_happiestcamper 04/23/14 07:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Urgent request to campground owners

Please have pictures of your actual campsites, facilities, scenic views, etc under the "photos" tab on your website! I am so tired of clicking on that tab only to see pictures of kids with face paint, parade pictures, haloween pictures, etc.... If I'm interested in coming to your campground, it is not because there are pictures of kids, parades, bingo, etc. Why do owners do this??! How many times do we see someone posting here - "Looking for a CG in Anyville. We have kids, so we need plenty to do. An arcade room is a must as well as wifi - can't keep teenagers happy without their electronics."
the_happiestcamper 04/09/14 06:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Towing 4K with NEW 1500 Silverado?

4K RPM's uphill with gasser is normal.
the_happiestcamper 04/08/14 06:41am Towing
RE: Hunting Island State Park, SC

http://www.campsitephotos.com/campground/Hunting-Island-State-Park paste this to address bar to see camp sites Clicky
the_happiestcamper 04/02/14 05:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hunting Island State Park, SC

Watch for ticks - plenty of them.
the_happiestcamper 04/01/14 08:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dry camping, battery idea?

I'm following this thread with interest. We are in the process of upsizing from a PUP to a TT and do mostly all dry camping. I was afraid we would have to break down and buy a generator but I'd much rather go the solar route if feasible. When camping in the woods, do the solar panels have a long enough cable that you can move it if necessary to catch the sun? Depends on how long you make the cable. What I did was put regular 110 volt male plugs on my panels, and a 100 volt female plug at the controller (making very sure I had the positive and negative correct). When I am at home, I pull out just one of my 60 watt panels (had mine for years, you can get 140 watt panels for cheaper now than what I paid), put it on the roof of my house, and use an outdoor 25' extension cord to plug it to the controller. When I travel to where there's no electric, I take two 60 watt panels. I simply prop them (added some swing out wooden board on the back) where there is sun, aim them straight at the noonday sun (1:00 if daylight savings time), and use a 25' or 50' green extension cord that has mutliple inputs (such as for Christmas lights) and run it back to the controller. This is not the most efficient use, but it keeps my two 6 volt AGM's plentiful.
the_happiestcamper 03/27/14 06:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Question about The 'Throne' Height

We replaced all the toilets in our house. The one we chose came in 17" or 19" height seats. We should have "test drove" first - we picked 19" just looking at a toilet high on a shelf - wish we would've gotten the 17". The one in the TT is lower than our older house toilets.
the_happiestcamper 03/27/14 06:19am Travel Trailers
RE: EAZ Lift weight distribution

It will work, but is noisy. Blue Ox is not much more in price, and it quiet (and easier to hitch).
the_happiestcamper 03/25/14 05:37am Towing
RE: Need help with our refrigerator

He really wasn't a "Good" Sam to tell you this.
the_happiestcamper 03/20/14 06:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Question about moving TT

You just need the TT battery(s) for the emergency break away cable to activate the trailer brakes. Since you aren't leaving the CG, and I assume because of that you won't be going over 10 MPH, you would not have a runaway trailer if it came loose.
the_happiestcamper 03/19/14 06:24am Travel Trailers
RE: I upgraded the F250 to an F450

Finally bit the bullet and traded my 2009 for this 2014 F450. I haven't gotten to pull the Toy Hauler with it yet but, should have it set up and ready to go soon! Pull? You mean you're not just going to throw it in the back and carry it? :D
the_happiestcamper 03/18/14 10:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Gray Water Tank

Question? I just purchased a 2014 Jayco Swift SLX 184bh two weeks ago. We have taken it out 2 times and both times within an hour of setting up, the gray water tank has filled up. According to Jayco, this unit has a 15 gallon gray water tank and the only thing that we have done is washed dishes using maybe 2 sink loads of water. This doesnt seem like 15 gallons to me. Any ideas as to what could be wrong other than it doesnt really have a 15 gallon tank? Other than this little issue, we love the trailer. It sleeps 5 and is pretty well laid out. Next trip don't wash the dishes in the sink - use a rubbermaid container and either scatter the waste water in the bushes or pour it down the toilet - then see how long before your GW fills.
the_happiestcamper 03/18/14 06:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Cooling your brakes

Shift into a lower gear at the top, this will help. But the way you use brakes has a lot to do with heat generation. If you continually hold pedal pressure on to slow you down it does not take long to notice a fading effect and then soon you have to apply more pressure to gain the same amount of braking, then very soon you will have no brakes no matter how hard you push on the pedal. If you can get stopped you will have a funny odor and possibly smoke!! The secret is to prevent overheating by applying brakes hard for a couple of seconds or so, bleed off 10 mph, then let it coast back up to the speed you want. Never give it any gas, just let it coast back up to speed. It will take a few seconds to regain that 10 mph speed and the brakes can cool down some. Keep doing this until you arrive at the bottom. Some traffic behind you will not like you speeding up then slowing down 10 mph but that is just too bad! There is no reason why you even have to travel the speedlimit when starting down. If it's 55mph and a long grade, just start out at 45. I have used this method of not ridding the brake pedal and made it down some really steep grades in the West and along the East. X2 - your brakes will cool down a lot quicker if your vehicle is in motion then if you are sitting still.
the_happiestcamper 03/18/14 06:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery question

2002 trailer - more than likely does not have the charger that backs off when the battery is charged. It just keeps charging as if the battery is dead. Once you get your new battery, you either want to change the trailers converter or only charge the battery with an external charger. If you do the former, then you can plug it in and leave it plugged in all you want. If you do the latter, you will need to disconnect the battery when you have the trailer plugged in (including at a FHU CG site).
the_happiestcamper 03/12/14 05:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Getting into the driveway....

Who is included in we - as in "I can't tell you how many times we've heard some version of that statement."? :h "We" as in "members of these Forums" such as those two that the O.P. earlier responded to in this thread.(See below) No thought here as to whether or not either one will fit. Looks like some of our neighborhoods. What came to my mind is if you have a HOA with restrictions as to what you can park there? I was thinking the same thing - that looks like a newer neighborhood. Check out any covenants that may prevent this (saying to the HOA that you saw someone else do it is not a valid argument)Yes - I read the entire thread and the posters who you quoted were also making assumptions about info the OP didn't ask about. I'm interested in helping when I can and not making assumptions about unknows so please don't lump me in with lectures on such information - thanks. Pardon me. I did not make assumptions - I simply asked. It would be a real downer for the OP if he didn't consider this to begin with, and ended up with a fine for pulling his RV into the neighborhood. Now if the OP stated in his first post that "everything is okay with the HOA, just need to know about the slope" and we started on him with "are you really sure", then you would have a point. He has a picture that shows a car in the street - yet says they are not allowed to have cars in the street.
the_happiestcamper 03/11/14 05:46am Travel Trailers
RE: SLIDES - Open or close

Read your manual - mine says to leave them in when not using the camper. It also says that if you are in the camper for an extended period, to pull the slide in and out at least once a month.
the_happiestcamper 03/10/14 07:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Getting into the driveway....

No thought here as to whether or not either one will fit. Looks like some of our neighborhoods. What came to my mind is if you have a HOA with restrictions as to what you can park there? I was thinking the same thing - that looks like a newer neighborhood. Check out any covenants that may prevent this (saying to the HOA that you saw someone else do it is not a valid argument)
the_happiestcamper 03/10/14 06:57am Travel Trailers
RE: You choose - loaded gas or basic diesel?

First diesel was a basic diesel - 2003 2500 Ram crew cab with 8' bed. Very capable in towing with the 5.9 Cummins - but it had black vinyl seats, and no head rests in the rear. Very uncomfortable truck. My gasser in my sig is very comfortable, and actually pulls better than the Ram. It does drink compared to the diesel.
the_happiestcamper 03/10/14 06:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dual battery solar controller

What everybody else has said so far X2.
the_happiestcamper 03/08/14 07:13am Travel Trailers
RE: noisy generators

Check out this video of a Champion generator running without a sound box then with one. Champion generator An even better idea - get the Honda or Yamaha and the box.
the_happiestcamper 03/05/14 10:05am Travel Trailers
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