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RE: TT length & campsite restrictions

When a campsite says that their sites are for <30' RV's, does that take into account the tow vehicle as well? I am not sure if I need to go with the larger sites as my TT is 30' long but that does not include my truck. Think about it for a moment and you'll answer your own question ;) ... if a campsite is rated "for <30' RV's" then that would have to refer just the trailer itself, otherwise if that rating included the length your truck, say ~ 20', that would mean the trailer could only be 10' long, which obviously makes no sense at all. As has already been noted, ratings on campsite dimensions are very general at best and often when you get there aren't even close to reality. Particularly if there's no solid object such as a tree trunk or large boulder at the rear of the parking pad you can often "buy" more space by backing the trailer even further back into the site with that part of the trailer aft of the axles overhanging beyond the rear of the pad, thereby allowing more space at the front for parking your truck. Every situation is different though and in the years we've been camping, places we've been here in Canada and in the US, I've concluded that any trailer 25' coupler to bumper can be parked on pretty well any campsite we might ever choose or be assigned, other than a terraced tent site (for obvious reasons), but as the trailer length extends beyond that there may be some times when a little more care is required when selecting a suitable site. That said, I don't recall a single time in the years we owned our KZ Spree (26' 9" coupler to bumper) that I wasn't able to place it on any campsite we had. As for the truck, only a couple of times have I had to park it away from our campsite, otherwise I've always managed to snug it in at the front of the trailer and keep it off the campsite road. Our current trailer is just 22' 6" coupler to bumper so I no longer ever give campsite dimensions any thought at all. :B Like eating a soup sandwich
RandACampin 04/20/15 12:26pm Beginning RVing
RE: Another Tire Question

My wife and I are looking at purchasing a new Keystone Cougar 24SABWE. After being on this forum for awhile, I am assuming that the standard tires that come with this trailer are junk. If so, what are your recommendations for replacement tires? We are looking at a long road trip to the Grand Canyon this summer and prefer not to have a tire failure in the middle of nowhere. Thanks! Yet in the real world those tires that come with the trailers are performing every day without incident. You only hear about the statistically small amount of failures on here.
RandACampin 04/20/15 08:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Any Reason To Get A WDH?

We just purchased a small 2014 Jayco 22FB TT with tandem 3,500lb axles, an empty weight of 4503lb, tongue weight of 510lbs (according to the specs). I'm towing with a 2013 Nissan Armada with a 9100lb towing capacity, 910lb tongue weight rating, 15100lb GCVWR and auto leveling rear air bags. I have a friction sway bar also. We will just use it for short trips so it shouldn't be loaded up with a lot of junk. However, it does carry 90 gallons of water directly over the axles. I will probably limit the water load to about half full or around 400 pounds but since it's directly over the axles it should not impact tongue weight. Is there any reason I should consider adding a WDH to the mix? I have only towed it for about 20 miles home from the dealer so I don't really know how it will tow in the long run. Didn't hardly know it was back there on the way from the dealer. OK folks you convinced me. I picked up a Eaz-Lift round bar 1,000/10,000 WDH at Camping World and intend to use my existing friction sway control. I know there are probably better systems out there. However, since I'm towing at about half of what my TV ratings are I didn't think I would need the very best top of the line hitch/sway system. Thanks for all the information and input and I'll post back after I've had a chance to see how things work. Good choice
RandACampin 04/19/15 01:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Any Reason To Get A WDH?

I have an F350, I believe the manual states that any hitch weight over 600lbs requires a WDH. Not sure why. Guessing it has to do more with the hitch itself than the axle, tires, springs etc. Exactly everyone thinks about springs and air leveling bags. The main reason is what the receiver is rated for. Doesn't matter if its a 1/2 ton or one ton.
RandACampin 04/17/15 12:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Any Reason To Get A WDH?

We just purchased a small 2014 Jayco 22FB TT with tandem 3,500lb axles, an empty weight of 4503lb, tongue weight of 510lbs (according to the specs). I'm towing with a 2013 Nissan Armada with a 9100lb towing capacity, 910lb tongue weight rating, 15100lb GCVWR and auto leveling rear air bags. I have a friction sway bar also. We will just use it for short trips so it shouldn't be loaded up with a lot of junk. However, it does carry 90 gallons of water directly over the axles. I will probably limit the water load to about half full or around 400 pounds but since it's directly over the axles it should not impact tongue weight. Is there any reason I should consider adding a WDH to the mix? I have only towed it for about 20 miles home from the dealer so I don't really know how it will tow in the long run. Didn't hardly know it was back there on the way from the dealer. The need for a WDH arises for lots of reasons among them: What is your receiver rated for? If you exceed your receiver's weight carrying capacity you need a WDH. Towing Safety Leveling trailer a truck. Are you sure about that tongue weight rating? or are you just diving tow rating by 10%?
RandACampin 04/17/15 11:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Quick road food

Make boil in bag meals before going and keep them in the freezer. Make spaghetti, beanie weenie, chicken marsala, chicken and rice, etc. Place into vacuum bags thaw and then either microwave or boil for quick home cooked dinner.
RandACampin 04/08/15 02:21pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: My sewer hose got stolen...

Probably wasn't stolen
RandACampin 04/06/15 02:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tragedy leads to no camping at Cottonwood, AZ Walmart

That sucks. There's a pretty big difference between 9 derelicts living in a Suburban and abusing the store's facilities and someone rolling up in a MH for a night. But, unfortunately this will cause WalMart and towns to crack down. My local WalMart has "No Overnight Parking" signs all over the lot, but trucks and MHs stay there routinely. As long as there's no trouble, the police look the other way. No difference
RandACampin 03/31/15 10:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Best Survival Food Companies???

MREs
RandACampin 03/31/15 09:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping World “reneged”

Just can't please some people.
RandACampin 03/20/15 11:35am Camping World Accessories
RE: No Help or information?

We really need a "like" button for posts like this. As long as there is a dislike button as well.
RandACampin 03/17/15 09:11am Camping World Accessories
RE: Is it okay to drop my tip out beds at rest stops or Walmart?

It's perfectly fine! Anyone who says different is wrong. There are no rules for wal mart camping and all these other people are just spouting BS. Do it and enjoy yourself.
RandACampin 02/26/15 09:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Will the camper make the trip?

I would only do that if I had abnormal tire wear, not a good recomendation. If the OP does everything recomended in this thread he will be ready to not only go to Florida, but to Antartica as well. :S
RandACampin 02/21/15 03:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Will the camper make the trip?

I wouldn't exceed the 55 mph speed limit! What 55mph speed limit.
RandACampin 02/19/15 12:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Gooseneck to 5th wheel adapter

Use the search feature and your will find more info and opinions that you can fit in an arena! Chris fail
RandACampin 02/18/15 09:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: This is Scary

here is something similar looking at these and comparing the OP i wonder why the tongue and LP bottles are not visible in the OP http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS4FCTmWJgqnhQ0Q9BnqNtFGwAHiKP0dZ2vcGj58XE5fVGdTusV width=400 http://indulgy.ccio.co/KD/kB/v8/d19e0dfe534778aea3c57cb74c679480.jpg They are not visible because it's PHOTOSHOPED.
RandACampin 01/30/15 03:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Do you flash people?

no
RandACampin 01/24/15 12:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: This is Scary

Photoshopped
RandACampin 01/21/15 02:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Noisy kids, drunks,rude people, dog dung

Might as well it's winter and I'm bored :B. So we already have the barking dog thread. Let's get it out of our system. Did I miss any? What gets your goat? You tell me yours I'll tell you mine People who RV; knowing full well that they will be around other people, kids, dogs, smoke, etc in camgrounds then sit around and whine about like babies.
RandACampin 01/08/15 09:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Rude Campers

There was more than one rude person in the OPs scenerio.
RandACampin 12/31/14 03:52am Class A Motorhomes
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