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RE: Camper satisfaction

Bought the one in the sig new on Halloween in 2009. Only problem - the manufacturer didn't put the hood vent directly over the stovetop, but halfway back. Cannot use the stovetop at all because of this (first time I tried it became obvious very quickly that the air was becoming unbreathable). I was only trying to make coffee, as I do all my cooking outside (learned my lesson in the old trailer when I fried some fish). I can still use the oven if needed. One thing I miss about the old hybrid we had - you had windows on all four sides and could always get a breeze. Now we only have windows on two sides.
the_happiestcamper 04/29/16 06:06am Travel Trailers
RE: 2003 2500 Suburban 8.1

Go for it
the_happiestcamper 04/29/16 05:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Draining fresh water tank

I would think the small drain as the majority here have stated having (and which I also have) is probably a safety feature - think about the traffic behind you if a larger valve all of a sudden worked loose while you are on the highway.
the_happiestcamper 04/19/16 07:17am Travel Trailers
RE: FYI Regarding SC SP

All SC SP's I have reserved online have said this for years (including Wateree).
the_happiestcamper 04/18/16 08:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Family of 6 tow vehicle ?? What works?

6 would fit easily in this
the_happiestcamper 04/15/16 06:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Question for Blue Ox Sway Pro owners

If you re-read my original post, the front of my truck was on the blacktop drive making the back artificially low making it impossible for my power jack to lift it enough to make it easy. In reality, I see this condition often and needed a solution better than the supplied wrench. If you see this often and find it a problem - why not remove the bars at the front check-in? You have a power jack so it would take no more than 2 minutes. REMEMBER to pull the jack up before you move - I made one unusable one time by not remembering.
the_happiestcamper 04/06/16 06:14am Towing
RE: Opinions on great Michigan Campgrounds For Young Children

The great thing about state and federal parks is they are cheaper and usually have some body of water and hiking trails. Kids love water - whether it be a river, lake, or ocean. Swimming, tubing, and fishing along with some hikes will keep them entertained all day (and sleep through the night).
the_happiestcamper 04/01/16 08:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: DW and backing up

Or she'll say "stop" I stop then "now goe this way" like the back of the teailer can turn on a dime. Over the years mine has gotten better about this. I got tired of telling her all the time "I need to turn WAY before you think I do!"
the_happiestcamper 03/25/16 07:04am Travel Trailers
RE: New Mattress

In anticipation of our upcoming trip, we ordered a new RV short queen mattress from Overstock.com. Just asking, not questioning ... just wondering why if you're spending this much on a new mattress you wouldn't have ordered a full queen instead of an RV short queen which many if not most find aggravatingly short? :@ I "sort of" solved this issue myself by extending our short queen bed platform by 6", pulling the existing short queen mattress forward several inches, and stuffing the topper's extra length in the gap created between the head end of the mattress and the headboard. It works, but I notice Camping World now sells a Short Queen Bed Extender which I may invest in myself as a better solution that's still much less expensive than replacing the entire mattress. What we do - we have the short (new, stock felt like it was nothing but springs) and during the day it is in its normal position. At night, we pull it forward and put a body pillow behind it. Our regular pillows do just fine on top of the body pillow, and we have our space during the day,
the_happiestcamper 03/25/16 06:59am Travel Trailers
RE: DW and backing up

Mine was going to try towing on one trip, but fortunately she was too sleepy. The trailer broke a leaf spring - glad I was driving and not her.
the_happiestcamper 03/24/16 12:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Lower weight rated wd hitch on a heavier trailer, unsafe?

If it is safe, why doesn't Blue Ox just only sell the lower rated bars?
the_happiestcamper 03/23/16 06:01am Towing
RE: Paper towel holder and opening drawers

I don't have any suggestions on the paper towel holder. I use an upright one that sits on the counter and tucks away in a cabinet during travel Same here - got a stainless one from Wally World that has a rubber bottom that really grips. I don't put it away, I leave it on the counter. Never had it fall in transit.
the_happiestcamper 03/22/16 06:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Speed Question

I like to travel at 64 mph just to be safe. But lets look at the math: We typically drive 400 miles a day on a long trip. At 64 mph that takes 6 h 15 m. At 70 mph it takes 5 h 45 m. I will gladly eat the measly 30 minutes for the sake of safety. Those of you who travel shorter distances are saving even less time. So you think you won't get as injured doing 64 like you would if you were doing 70? I can't speak for the OP, but they probably meant that 64 is safer because it stays below the 65 rating for tires.
the_happiestcamper 03/22/16 06:03am Towing
RE: V10 Higher Octane?

If it doesn't ping on regular then there's no need for higher octane. X2
the_happiestcamper 03/10/16 05:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Where to go with grandkids

Any state or federal park that has any body of water. Kids love to swim, fish, tube, etc. (as do adults).
the_happiestcamper 03/07/16 06:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking for tow vehicle for family of 6

I will also go against the "take two cars" advice. I upgraded my boat last year and am no longer comfortable towing it tandem behind my fifth wheel. So all last summer, we took two vehicles - DW towing the 5er with my sig truck, and me towing the boat with a Burb. I will tell you, that gets old real quick. We've turned into the take two vehicles over the past few years (mostly 5 hour trips), and I love it. With the ages of our kids, it's hard to get ALL of them free for an ENTIRE week. What usually happens is everybody but me leaves, and I get an extra day. Since it's just me, I can pack up everything that afternoon (storage is a back door where you have to fold a bed), and then I can relax and take my time in the morning. Sometimes one of the kids may stay, but we can still pack.
the_happiestcamper 02/25/16 12:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Between Charleston SC and Savannah GA

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the_happiestcamper 02/22/16 07:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trailer push, pull

If you have a good WDH and sway control and have it set right, you shouldn't have any push pull. Used to tow a 21 foot hybrid with a 1500 Burb - had a cheap chain WDH with a friction bar for sway - no issues. I now have the 2500 Yukon and the 30' trailer with a Blue Ox - was getting pushed and pulled when I thought it was set correctly. Cranked one extra chain link and no more push or pull.
the_happiestcamper 02/18/16 08:27am Towing
RE: Brilliant

Wonder where they connected the break away cable.
the_happiestcamper 01/13/16 07:55am Towing
RE: Need RV park with cable New Years Eve

And I hope everybody watched last night. Congrats to Alabama! Proud of the Tigers!
the_happiestcamper 01/12/16 06:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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