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RE: Small Camper for 2 people

You definitely need a better tow vehicle. Look at the R-Pod 179. It has a slide, which helps reduce the claustrophobic feel of a small TT. It also has a wet bath and the best storage of all the R-Pods, IMO. A Toyota 4-Runner with a tow package would be a great tow vehicle for this TT.
xteacher 04/24/18 11:39am Travel Trailers
RE: How do we get Fido to eat.....?

I foster small dogs, and many are reluctant to eat when I first get them. I get a small tin of wet food (not necessarily the best brand, but one that is inexpensive, stinky and appealing to dogs - Ceasar's Grilled Chicken, or Ceasar's Beef). I feed twice a day, and I divide the tin of food into 6 equal portions with a knife. I mix 1 portion into the dry kibble completely, coating every piece of kibble. Obviously, if you have a bigger dog, you'll need to use more of the wet food to mix in. The smell of the wet food often stimulates the appetite. I store the leftover wet food in a ziplock sandwich bag in the fridge. It's worth a try.
xteacher 04/08/18 06:42pm RV Pet Stop
RE: We've been Rescued!

What was the dog fed while at the rescue? If she did well on it, I'd continue feeding the same thing. If not, I'd try a grain free, fish-based kibble. Sweet potatoes seem to be tolerated better than white potatoes by many sensitive dogs. Some dogs do well on turkey or duck, as well (my sensitive girl cannot tolerate anything with feathers - lol). Every dog is different. I have a dog who's very sensitive to many kibble ingredients,especially grains, white potatoes, and fowl. She does well on Earthborn Holistic Venture Alaska Pollock Meal & Pumpkin Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Dry Dog Food (she also does well on the pork flavor), Go! Sensitivity + Shine LID Pollock Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food, and Victor Yukon River Salmon & Sweet Potato Grain-Free Dry Dog Food. Many people swear by Fromm, Acana or Wellness grain free kibbles. These can be found at private pet stores, or on Chewy.com. Fromm is no longer available on Chewy.com, after Petsmart bought the company. Tractor Supply also sells grain free kibbles under their own label, 4Health. Some have potatoes in them, while some do not. You'll need to read the labels carefully. I would avoid grain-based kibbles that advertise as being for skin sensitivites (Pro-Plan, Royal Canin, Science Diet). They are mainly grain, especially corn and wheat. These can drive a sensitive dog insane! Been there, done that.
xteacher 03/31/18 04:31pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Outside Shower

We love our outside shower. We camp a lot in Florida, so rinsing off after going to the beach is great. My husband is a cyclist (bicycle) and likes to rinse off after a long ride. I've washed the dishes outside when we didn't have a sewer connection. We replaced our short shower hose with a longer one from Lowes. It won't fit when the hatch is closed, so I just disconnect it for travel.
xteacher 03/27/18 05:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Keystone Warranty - What A Joke!

2017 Keystone Outback 325BH owner here. Can anyone answer why in 2018 Keystone now has a 3 year warranty on many of their models including mine. What changed ? Quality? Better pre shipment inspections? Do the units cost more to offset warranty claims ? Or maybe the 3 year warranty isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. Jayco had a 2 year warranty and I always heard good things about them. Both Keystone and Jayco are subsidiaries of Thor (Jayco was acquired in 2016). Maybe they're trying to eventually standardize the various lines, since Jayco has always had a two year warranty.
xteacher 03/27/18 04:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: To make the bed or to not make the bed

We strip the bed after each trip, then make it up right before the next trip. We don't leave the sheets on the bed between trips. Even when they're clean, the heat and humidity makes them get a musty smell down here in the South.
xteacher 03/27/18 04:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Keystone Warranty - What A Joke!

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xteacher 03/27/18 03:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Keystone Warranty - What A Joke!

Why not talk with the manufacturer of the toilet? After all Keystone only installed the toilet, and in theory, the warranty is with the manufacturer not the installer. Been there, done that. The toilet manufacturer won't pay either...
xteacher 03/27/18 10:55am Travel Trailers
Keystone Warranty - What A Joke!

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xteacher 03/27/18 08:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Apex or Venture (Sporttrek) TT

Not sure why some of these posters are being so judgmental. The OP came on here seeking information, not ridicule. If you've never towed before, there is a steep learning curve. I'd hate for the OP to go elsewhere to get information, because he was made to look like an idiot - he's not. With that said, I tow with a Ram HEMI 1500 with a 8850 pound towing capacity. I tow a trailer with just over a 5,000 dry weight and a 535 hitch weight (again, dry weight). It's just my husband and myself, along with two small dogs. I would not want to tow very much more - maybe up to 5500 pounds dry weight. With a family along, you'll definitely need to be careful not to buy too heavy a trailer to allow for their weight, and also all the "stuff" you'll be bringing along. We looked at Apexes and liked them very much. We ended up getting a Keystone Bullet, due to floorplan and cost. We would have definitely preferred an Apex, if we'd found the right floor plan at a price in our budget.
xteacher 03/16/18 07:10am Travel Trailers
RE: We got our camper!

For shade and bug protection, check out the Clam Shelter (available on Amazon). You can also purchase wind panels for it separately. Camping friends swear by them. Apparently, they're tricky the first time you put it up, but once you're used to the set up, they are super easy to use. Clam Shelter
xteacher 03/16/18 06:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Need to replace bathroom faucet

If you want one that definitely fits an RV, check Amazon. Just type RV bathroom faucet into the search field.
xteacher 03/16/18 06:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Dog shedding

Labs have a shedding season - lol?!? We had two when our kids were growing up (best dogs EVER!), and they seemed to shed 24/7/365. The Furminator was our best friend!
xteacher 02/13/18 07:04pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Short bunk house

Short and 4 separate bunks seems to be an oxymoron...
xteacher 02/09/18 06:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hitch for a Pop Up Camper

I don't think you need a WDH, but I definitely would have a sway bar installed.
xteacher 01/30/18 07:53pm Folding Trailers
RE: opinions?

We tried a PUP after having had a TT. We lasted about a year. Setting up and/or breaking down in the rain nearly every time cured us quickly (then you have to set up (again) at home to unpack, and leave it up to dry out to avoid mold forming). Also, due to the canvas, it felt very humid all the time inside, even with the upgraded 15k a/c running (we live in GA and camp a lot in FL). If you do decide to get a PUP, get a newer one that has a slide out dinette and a cassette potty. I'd skip the shower.
xteacher 01/30/18 07:49pm Folding Trailers
RE: Best LIGHTWEIGHT trailers...... GO!

We need more information, as already mentioned. What is the towing capacity of your truck? Payload? Number of people? Typical miles towed to campground? With more information, we can give you better choices.
xteacher 01/06/18 09:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Murphy Beds- opinions?

We looked at them, but we decided that we didn't want to have to set up the bed every night. We like just going to bed like we do at home. We also like to put memory foam on our camper mattress, and I don't think it would fit on a Murphy Bed when putting it up.
xteacher 12/29/17 08:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Where did everybody go?

We went camping in Florida at Oscar Scherer SP for a week right before Christmas, and I've been booking Florida camping trips at various parks for next year (April, May, June, September, and October so far). We'd move to Florida, except our kids live here in Georgia, and we have a granddaughter. We also just found that we have another one on the way, due July 4th! I hope everyone had a nice Christmas or Hanukkah, and that everyone has a wonderful 2018!
xteacher 12/29/17 08:14am RV Pet Stop
RE: Does a lower profile tow better? NOT a mileage Question

The only difference we've noticed about our sloped-front Bullet is that there's less overhead storage space for our foldable clothes over the bed. The slope eats into that space. There's also less head room sitting up in bed. Fortunately, my husband and I aren't tall, and we don't tend to read or watch t.v. in bed, so it's not a big issue for us.
xteacher 12/08/17 01:19pm Travel Trailers
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