the only time I have had a problem is the time I had an open glass of water in the fridge and forgot about it... it is amazing how far 12 oz of water can go while a trailer is rolling down the road. just have to be sure stuff is place where it can't slide too much and door is shut....
We have a Voltage 3905. We would like to add a sun screen to the awning with possibly rolling up with the awning when it retracts. Has anyone tried this?
No it should not be rolled up in awning.
They sell rubbber slide in tabs with hooks on them, sold at any camping store. They slide into the groove in the awning tube. The hook attaches to the grommet holes in the sun shade. The tabs need to be taken out also before rolling up awning. IMHO Fabric ones are better than the plastic ones for hanging a sun shade lays downward flatter.
Rockhillmanor, could you leave the tabs in if you took the s hooks out.. especially if you get the webbing tabs rather than rubber? seems like it wouldn't make a huge difference then.
about 5 years ago, the Dodge Ram I had needed some suspension work done on it that would have really blown my budget. After much calculating, I decided to buy a new truck. I had a heck of a time finding trucks that had tow packages that were suitable to comfortably tow even a 6K - 7K travel trailer. Most I found were loaded with fancy options that did nothing to improve tow capability. I just about went crazy trying to buy a truck, especially when you added in that the salesmen didn't know much about them, and almost all couldn't understand that a middle aged female knew what she needed and asked the tough questions. I had one dealer that told me I should trade a truck after 3 years, that was the best way to balance payments and value.. this was also the dealer that wouldn't even give me a price... just kept asking what I wanted my payments to be. needless to say, I didn't buy from that dealer. My truck is now 5 years old and has what I need in a truck. I will keep it, until I no longer need a truck. I see co-workers buy fancy "grocery getter" trucks and wonder "why?" I am still amazed that they sell so many trucks without even a hitch on them.
does the connection get wet? I had my 30 amp trailer cord plugged into a 30 am extension cord and it was just laying on the ground exposed to a tremendous rain storm over night with water standing briefly. The two plugs were almost melted together. It was very hard to separate them when I went to leave. Replaced both plugs and now use a weather proof box for connections. I ordered from Amazon, but Home Depot (and probably other places have them.
Depending on exactly where I park at home, I have to use extension cord and have used this box for 2-3 months at a time, with absolutely NO moisture intrusion.
still working on my menu as I spent this weekend tent camping with Cub Scouts and rain Sat evening, night and still coming for a couple more days.
I will do deviled eggs and some kind of vegetable for Sat night, but at this point I don't know what else. More details when I dry out a little more.
for all those of you that plan your trips enroute, are any of you single travelers? I prefer being able to stop when I am ready, and not to have to plan exactly where to stop. However, I can't do as many say they do of having their navegator/travel partner look for somewhere to stop. do you drive for several hours and then stop and spend some time on smart phone? Make lists of possibilities before starting out, and then call depending on where you are?
Please provide suggestions for a single traveler, who would like to travel with a few less plans.
I have a 28ft Jayco Jayflight that I pull with my F150 (well within weight limits, so I don't need the weight police)... anyhow, my TT model is a 24RKS, but the actual length from tongue to bumper is 28ft.
I am in Georgia and traveling in the east, I have only run into a couple of places that I was too long for. I have run across another few sites that I didn't have backing skills to get into because of trees near site. Even the parks that have some sites that have 25ft max, the park has other sites that are larger.
I think if you get a light weight trailer with a 20-25 ft box size, you should fine. Be sure you get an electric tongue jack and use it when you hook up and you will find hooking up is not as painful as you remember. Also have stabilizers attached that you can use a cordless drill with, much better than trying to get the square jacks lined and the trailer level.
If you go to Andersonville, from there consider Columbus, Ga. Confedarate Naval Museum, Springer Opera House, the River Walk, Infantry Museum on Ft Benning, are just a few specifics. there is a whole historic district near the Springer with other historic homes, including the home of the Inventor of Coca Cola.
Westville village is a restored 1850's town near Columbus with living history events regularly.
Also not far from Columbus is Warm Springs, where Pres Roosevelt established a center for treatment of polio and built his "Little White House"- both historic sites are run by the State Parks dept.
Oh yeah, I forgot that Plains, GA is nearby too. The Plains High School and Carter Boyhood Farm are both interesting to visit... although my Dad wouldn't ever go to the farm to visit.. said he grew up the same only with less... it seems the Carter's had electricity before my Dad's family did. Daddy said he had seen his share of the fields and gardens, since they were farmers within miles of the Carters.
NYCGirl, how do you "flash freeze"? I have always frozen onions, as I dislike having to stop and chop onions when I need a few. I have been buying frozen peppers and onions (fajita mix) as they are generally less than fresh, and when cooked there is no real difference in taste. Maybe next summer I can find fresh peppers somewhere around.
And to keep it RV related, I am trying to determine how to have a freezer in my MH when I go full time.
In Baton Rouge, be sure you go to the OLD state capital building. It is a beautiful building. Don't know where you plan to stay, but I would recommend Farr Park. Baton Rouge recreation dept equestrian park. Nothing fancy, but in the middle of the city, but with a rural feel (near the levee, and horse pastures to look at), reasonable rates, clean bathhouse. No reservations, but when I was there mid-week, there were about 3-4 RV's in entire park. By Friday, the park was filling with tailgaters for the home Tiger game on Saturday.
Interesting the costs and comments from wyoming. I guess there is a real difference in locations. Here in South GA, septic system folks recommend pumping every 2-3 years. Maybe we are allowed smaller tanks, since our soil is generally porous and not all rock. Pumping cost around a hundred dollars, and having new drain lines and a clean out installed (including digging out the old) cost less than $3000.
Looks like a beautiful place to go. Would love to have made it, but it was just too far for weekend, and since I leave in less than a week for cruise, timing just didn't work out for me to be off work that weekend. Would be a great place to go during summer.
Not sure exactly what you plan for Raleigh, I haven't had the chance to do much touring, but plan to stay at State Fairgrounds. $25 a night, full hookups, easy to get into and out of.. No bathhouse, so must be self-contained, but a convenient place to stay.
some one recommended bringing antihistamines... Everything in the South pollinates in the March-April time frame.
I must say, I agree with BTPO1. If you want the 4 year old to want to go fishing again, he needs the opportunity to actually catch something. That 4" bream will be the beginning of wanting to go fishing. If he doesn't catch something, and he will realize he can't, then sitting still is absolutely NO FUN. I started fishing at a very young age, and by 5-6 I was learning to scale my own. Fast forward many years, and I was able to take my son fishing and help him clean the fish he caught.
I did something similar. Stuck the end of my WD bar into front of trailer. Only tore aluminum siding and slightly compressed insulation. Dealer wanted thousands for taking front end apart and replacing metal. I called my Son in Law, he brought some bondo he had sitting in his garage and filled the tear. Can of spray paint to match white siding and I am good to go, for less than $5.00. I can hardly find where the boo boo was now.
Baton Rouge has a city owned equestrian park with RV sites that I learned about from folks here on rv.net. Nice place with reasonable rates and super nice folks working there. If you are there mid-week, it is almost completely empty. Weekends when LSU is playing at home, it is wall to wall, especially because it very near campus. Water, elec sites, but nice easy to use dump station and clean bathhouse.
Oh yeah, here in the South, October and November are huge camping months as the weather is cool enough to make being outside tolerable.
y'all have a great time next weekend, I sure wish I could join you, but that is a LONG way from down here in South GA, and I need to work Friday, especially since I am heading out on 8 day in cruise in about 3 weeks. See you at Whitetail.
I have agree with Mike Up that Jayco Flight is a well built TT. True the Northwoods are great, but finding one here in the SouthEast is almost impossible and then service is MILES away. I have a JayFlight 24RKS - 24ft box, 28ft overall- and I could live FT in it. It has more storage that I need and it well laid out. It is a little more to haul than your Casista, but I do tow with a F150.
OP you mention looking at TT's out west, not sure how much you travel that way, and how you plan to bring back to ATL, but if you plan to stay in SouthEast, you need to consider what you can get serviced here. Remember RV dealers aren't like car dealers, they don't have to service what they don't sell.
I saw somewhere (probably on here or in Trailer Life Magazine, where the owner cut out the opening using drill and fine saw, then mounted the panel they cut out into a wood picture frame. They added some 1x2 supports inside the storage area. The wood frame made the door look like a panel door and was something sturdier that you could hinge to opening (with 1x2) backing using wood screws. I was planning to do that to my Mom's class C, but she decided to sell before I got it done.