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RE: Water capacity?

Agreed that water usage can be subjective. And the Gal that was with has zero RV experience. And we tried to instruct her how to conserve water so that we could have a second round of showers before we left. Which she chose to ignore and proceeded to get grumpy on the last day that she felt dirty! We do keep a six gallon water jug with the old camper for refill purposes. Took me a while of running around but was able to find a campground down the road that allowed me to fill the jug a couple times to finish out the weekend. I do like the idea of carrying multiple extra water jugs or maybe an additional large tank in the truck? Clearly she didn't understand the concept of a "Navy Shower". We have 75 gallon capacity and can camp four days with 4 adults and 3 kids and still come home with water. Navy showers, wet wipes, waterless shampoo, and rinseless body wash at night for the kids. Sounds like it is time to find a new or different girl friend to go RVing with you:):):) That's what I was thinking. Except, I think it was his buddies girlfriend that was the problem. Next time just take your buddy with and leave the girl behind. If he likes camping and she doesn't they won't be together forever anyway.
CavemanCharlie 06/19/16 07:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Leveling and chocks, what do you carry?

I have a 6 cheap wall mart plastic chocks. I do not camp where it is super hilly and they seem to do the job. As a bonus, they are cheap so if you forget and drive over them you are not out much. For leveling, I always used to use 2x6's and I probably still would. But, my brother had a extra set of Lynx Levelers and I do like them ! If you want to sped the money they are nice. But, blocks work too.
CavemanCharlie 06/19/16 06:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towel Storage in Bathroom...Modification

Very nice job,, both of you. I did not know they made screw type wire ties.
CavemanCharlie 06/19/16 06:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Liquid roof.. The best stuff IMO

Looks good. I should do the same thing. The Vent Covers are cheap and ya, they get brittle and crack easy.
CavemanCharlie 06/19/16 06:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: paying it foward

Thank You. I'm glad to see that good people are still around. If I ever meet up with you I'll buy you a beer , coffee, or pop.
CavemanCharlie 06/19/16 06:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Coast to coast in an Electric car towing a trailer.

"Still kinda pricey." Gasp, choke, snort. When I first bought my Satellite TV Dish it was 600 dollars. Now they are 50 bucks. If we give it time the price will get lower.
CavemanCharlie 06/16/16 08:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dry camping

:B
CavemanCharlie 06/16/16 07:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: A crazy idea. Has anyone tried this.

Sorry I can not help you I know nothing of this sort of thing. How about handing them a book ?? Although those are hard to find these days. :( What about a book reader for there I pad or something like that ?
CavemanCharlie 06/16/16 07:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Coast to coast in an Electric car towing a trailer.

Campgrounds may not be a good choice to recharge Teslas and the like. Campground pedestals and their wiring circuits (and the NEC specifications for those wiring demands) were determined and created by the demands of RVs using those pedestals. The high electrical needs of those rechargers would completely throw those demand computations out the window. Add a couple of rechargers to a loop of campground pedestals being used by RVs and you will likely either trip the main breakers or add to the voltage drop on the loop. This may either greatly inconvenience all the other RVs on that loop or, in the case of voltage drop, damage the components of those RVs. We are not vehicle refueling stops, we are RV parks. We do not allow recharging of electrical vehicles under any circumstances. We do not have the infrastructure to recharge electric vehicles. We will not be installing public recharging stations for the simple reason that we don't want to have to entertain someone who is not a guest for the 30 minutes to an hour it would take to recharge their batteries. Those people would be wanting to either use the park's other facilities during that time or maybe just wander around the park, creating a security concern for all the other guests. Plus it has been our very limited experience (very small, statistically invalid sample to be sure) that people wanting to recharge their batteries are not really interested in paying for the service. Had one guy offer us $5.00 in exchange for the three hours it was going to take him to recharge his Tesla. Not interested in that deal at all. You are always such a downer
CavemanCharlie 06/15/16 07:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hey from MN!

Glad to see another member from MN on here. Congratulations on your new purchase. Camp in your driveway the first time so that you can decide what you what to bring along. Then stay close to home on the first couple of trips.
CavemanCharlie 06/15/16 07:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Air Conditioner issue---NEED HELP

If you decide to get a new one I recommend yo stay away from the Coleman's. My brother had one and it was a terrible design that worked poorly.
CavemanCharlie 06/15/16 07:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: What do you do when?

Thanks for all the replies, read every reply and some good points have been brought up such as tent and pup campers, sorry never thought of you folks and I started out as a tent and pup camper many many years ago. But back then we hardly ever locked our homes unless we left for a couple of days. Times have changed, glad it's not like that at CG's. Not really, people have changed. Times are the same. I don't lock my house either. I'm 1/2 mile from the nearest neighbor. It is a waste of time to lock the house if someone wants in they are just going to kick the door in. All locks do is keep your friends out.
CavemanCharlie 06/13/16 08:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Amazed and Disgusted

The dog thing would be annoying. Washing the rig wouldn't as long as the rules didn't forbid it. X2 That was I was thinking. Now, if the guy washing his rig at the dump station was keeping people from dumping then that is a different deal ! But, you did not say that in your original post. And, the fish cooker oil is all vegetable. It won't hurt anything as far as I know. But, I don't have a fish cooker ? Not even completely sure what one is. A deep fat fryer ????
CavemanCharlie 06/13/16 08:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Using 4wd to slow down

Modern pickups do not have either manual , or automatic, hubs. Everything is turning all the time. ( Seems like a big waste to me )The only thing that changes is the shift in the transfer case. I agree with most of the posters. 4 wheel low is for off road usage. Slow speeds on dirt are fine. I use mine for backing up the hill into my storage shed when parking the TT. But, on the dry pavement at any speed over 5-10 mph is a No No.
CavemanCharlie 06/13/16 07:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Took the Plunge

Keep us posted on how well it works out for you. And, how reliable the truck is. It's always good to know these things.
CavemanCharlie 06/13/16 07:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question 2 - Should wind affect a good set up truck

Every time you get hit by a hard sudden blast of side wind, the driver tries to maintain a straight course on the road by making a steering wheel correction but when the wind suddenly slows down or stops for a moment, you will have over-corrected somewhat which then makes it harder to control. The continual left/right movement of the TT will be harder to control the faster you are going. The only thing you can do is really slow down and better yet, pull over and stop. . Which is why you should not correct for those little side trailer movements. Hold the wheel straight and keep towing. Of course, there are times when you have to move the wheel a little. However, some people are constantly steering going down the road. Soon they get themselves into a over-steer situation.
CavemanCharlie 06/13/16 07:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question 2 - Should wind affect a good set up truck

Letting up on the "Go Pedal" when it starts wiggling is the wrong thing to do. Slow and Steady wins the race. Keeping up a constant speed is best. You want to tow the trailer and not let it push you ! On the other hand, Having your had ready to tap the brakes if needed is the perfect thing to do !! Kudos to you for knowing that. I don't know who taught you that, but that is actually incorrect. Increasing speed can and will amplify the sway. Backing off the throttle when sway begins is the correct way to manage sway, OTOH if sway is to the point where the TV is moving left and right, tapping the trailer brakes before letting up is the only method that will prevent a jack knife. If you don't have trailer brakes, and you let sway build up to where the TV is moving, then you are screwed. . I understand. I did not explain myself very well. I do that a lot. I did not mean to say that you should Increase your speed. I was just afraid that you, or someone else, would take there foot completely off of the throttle. Doing that on some vehicles would cause the tow vehicle to start pushing and you don't want that. I usually just hold my speed steady and tap the trailer brakes. No one taught me this. There are no towing classes around here. I wish there was. Heck, they threw me in the semi and told me to drive it without ever telling me how. lol
CavemanCharlie 06/13/16 07:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: OT: Canoe on the Tow Vehicle

Nice job on your mod . I'm not that talented to fabricate something like that , but I'm talented enough to tie a knot :) I tie webbing straps under my hood to any solid brace support and pull them out when needed to tie off the canoe. similar to these http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13002069&camp=CSE:GooglePLA:13002069:12944823-DSG:PADDLE-SPORTS_TOP-OF-CAR_RACKS That would probably work in most cases. But, I have seen hoods where there is not enough clearance between the hood and the fender to even get a strap though. And, A some of hoods these days would get bent by either the strap or the force of the canoe pulling on it while in transport.
CavemanCharlie 06/13/16 06:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: What do you do when?

I would lock up the bikes at night or at times when I will be gone for a long time. For example: you mentioned a CG event. That would be a ideal time for someone to scope out the campground and maybe take your bike. But, for a quick walk around the park during the day I would not lock it up. But, that is me. Otherwise I don't lock anything else up. It is not all that expensive and it's not worth the effort to lock everything all the time. Bikes are different.
CavemanCharlie 06/11/16 09:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Great.....my "new to me" 2011 TT has a rotted spot in floor!

We had the same problem same area not as bad as yours ,turned out to be a leaking hot water tank where water just sat for a while before we bought it. Yes, besides checking for exterior leaks check the plumbing too. Maybe you have a plumbing leak that is causing the damage.
CavemanCharlie 06/11/16 08:56am Travel Trailers
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