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RE: You had close call, scary moment, or accident, towing?

Best advice: My advice: 1. Take your time. If you are in a rush while towing the camper, you're doing something wrong. 2. Begin braking well before you normally would. You need that extra time. 3. Leave a larger than normal gap in front of you. Yes, cars will fill that gap; just slow down and open it up again. See #1. 4. Anything that is hazardous to normal driving (slick roads, etc) is significantly more dangerous when towing. 5. Too little truck = lots less luck. Take it from someone who got away with it for a few years but drove white-knuckled the entire time. Always a nice wind gust away from potential disaster.
the_happiestcamper 11/24/15 06:49am Towing
RE: CAn a jump starter power an trailer slide out?

I towed it recently for 900 miles even running almost 100 miles per hr most of the time, passing and overtaking cars and SUVS most of the time. My TT is 31 feet and weighs 7,260 pounds. And you had the nerve to call someone an A$$hole in this thread. Troll.
the_happiestcamper 11/05/15 07:05am Travel Trailers
RE: CAn a jump starter power an trailer slide out?

Where are yu?? Need to know so I can be somewhere else. If a need for those brakes occurs, I don't want to be anywhere close!Brakes r fine. they work even if it has no batteries. i've tested them. They are talking the emergency break-away system - which will require a battery to operate as your trailer is not connected to your vehicle anymore and is running loose down the highway. If you think you don't need a battery for this, you should get rid of this trailer ASAP. While I think there are too many frivolous lawsuits in this country, in the event your trailer broke away and you had no battery, every lawsuit against you would be justified - plus jail time for manslaughter if someone were to be killed by this action.
the_happiestcamper 10/30/15 07:39am Travel Trailers
RE: jayfeather toilet issues Poop sitting on some black baffle

4 gallons instead of a couple - and if you're flushing poo, use a good amount of water. And no, I don't want to shake your hand :E
the_happiestcamper 10/27/15 09:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Lost my fee

One time I lost out because my father died - didn't blame the CG. Lost out on another one time because my mother-n-law had emergency heart surgery - didn't blame the CG. One of them offered me to not lose it if I stayed with them within a certain time frame (they kept my money but sent me a voucher with an expiration date). Never got to use it - but that gesture was not in their policy, and was goodwill on their part, and I appreciated it. This place made the same goodwill gesture to you - above and beyond their policy.
the_happiestcamper 10/21/15 06:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: At Davidson River in Pisgah? (PICS added)

Wish I was there - go at least twice very summer.
the_happiestcamper 10/19/15 11:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: intercom recomendations for driver to passenger

I would enjoy the ride :D
the_happiestcamper 10/08/15 07:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! Broken Tongue Jack

I did this at a CG entrance with our old camper. Jacked it up to remove the WDH bars (didn't realize you could back up with these on) and forgot to put it back down. At least the CG had been cutting down some trees, and there were logs everywhere. Rolled a large one under the tongue then used the car jack to raise it off the ball. Almost perfectly level. NOTE - take the tongue jack with you to make sure the holes line up. I ended up having to do two trips because of this - first one was wrong, and the only one that matched was an electric. I do miss having that electric jack.
the_happiestcamper 09/28/15 07:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Horrible Sway

I haven't scaled it, but I believe I have our load evenly distributed. Scale it.
the_happiestcamper 09/28/15 07:28am Towing
RE: Arizona State Park camping fees

That's why we all have wheels, so we can move on to something we like better.
the_happiestcamper 09/28/15 07:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: F150 towing from SC to TX

The biggest issue has been electronic sway control. Towing at max, has stressed this system apparently and it tries to constantly control the truck making driving miserable. The solution...turn off electronic sway control. That was the biggest improvement. He had to add a brake controller, so it won't have the built in sway control.
the_happiestcamper 09/23/15 07:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Are LED RV lights as bright as incandescent?

Replaced all of mine. The double fixtures (which is most of them) now only have one LED because they are so bright.
the_happiestcamper 09/14/15 05:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Quality of Park Reviews

One man's 10 is another man's 1 - and vice versa. To get an accurate representation of someone's review, you should read their other reviews. There was one who gave only 10's and 1's - solely based on wi-fi.
the_happiestcamper 09/14/15 05:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sway control needed when pulling TT with DRW?

Do you need it? Depends on your speed. If you can do 25 the whole time, no. But if you want to do highway speeds - yes.
the_happiestcamper 09/09/15 06:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Family-friendly TVs?

At some point your kids will want to bring friends. Get a Suburban/Yukon or Excursion.
the_happiestcamper 09/09/15 06:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Failed to consider the size of the Portable Dump tank..

I have never filled the black tank on any trip, only the grey, and not very often once I learned how not to fill it. I had one of those portable 25 gallon ones, and it was a pain to transport. Now I keep a 5 gallon bucket in case I fill grey - I can deal with it 5 gallons at a time.
the_happiestcamper 09/02/15 06:10am Travel Trailers
RE: hendersonville, nc

What kind of amenities are you looking for? Davidson River CG does not have FHU. About 1/3 to 1/2 half of their sites have electric. They have dump station and a water fill up at entrance. I never get an electric site because of the temps, I don't need A/C.
the_happiestcamper 09/02/15 06:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ceiling Vents Open during storage ????

Mine stay wide open 24/7/365 unless running the AC or heat. Barney X2. I have vent covers. X3X4 X5
the_happiestcamper 08/28/15 07:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Propane Leak When Connected to Power

You're boiling your batteries.
the_happiestcamper 08/04/15 06:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Blue Ox Sway Pro reviews

Mine is awesome.
the_happiestcamper 07/24/15 08:14am Travel Trailers
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