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RE: Things that go "POP" in the night! - really scarry!

:B That was a good story. Thanks for the smile.
CavemanCharlie 05/23/16 11:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Lights on?

I didn't read all 11 pages but, for me it is just because I forgot to shut it off.
CavemanCharlie 05/23/16 10:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Freebie

Heck it's free, I say take it. But, I'm a caveman and live in the country. My friends and I have taken old Travel Trailers before for free. Junked them out. Turned the frame into a snowmobile trailer. Sold the appliances out of it. And made Cash. That being said. Without seeing it I can't say for sure. My 22 year old TT has a few soft spots in the floor and I just keep using it. The floor doesn't seem to be getting any worse. It just wasn't supported good enough. But, if you have soft spots from a leak you need to fix that leak first. I had a older Travel Trailer once that had a leak and a very soft floor. After fixing the leak I was able to lay 1/2 inch plywood down over the origanl floor and then I put down some cheap discount store tile on top of that. I used it for years that way and nobody ever noticed. It's all up to you. But, you can't take it to be repaired. They will rob you blind. If you have some handy friends who are good at this sort of thing let them take a look at it with you and then decide.
CavemanCharlie 05/19/16 08:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Going to Yellowstone? Don't do this...

I'm surprised the thing didn't puke and poop in there SUV. Had to scare the **** out of it.
CavemanCharlie 05/15/16 06:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water filter for drinking water only?

I'm just a weekend camper. I just buy some bottles and several gallon jugs of fresh water and then refill them at home before every trip. I usually get a whole season out of the same bottles.
CavemanCharlie 05/15/16 05:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Gen-Y torsion Receiver Hitch...

It looks long and heavy and it is going to put your pivot point even further back. Have you checked into shocks in your TT ? They may help with you tow vehicle ride problem. Maybe even new and different shocks on your tow vehicle. I'm no expert on this just throwing out different ideas for you to think about.
CavemanCharlie 05/12/16 07:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Power inverter Shut off

If you are only using the inverter to run a Television then maybe it would be easier and, possible even cheaper, for you to get a newer Television. A lot of the new ones draw so low of a currant that they have one of those little black boxes where they plug into the wall. After that they use a small wire to go to the TV. The black box plugged into the wall is actually a power inverter and the TV is running on 12 volts. Then you buy , or make , a adapter and run he TV off of 12 volts directly from the battery. Therefore bypassing the invertor you are suing now. There has been a lot of talk about this over in the "General RVing Issues section. Do a search or ask members about it. I'm seriously considering doing it myself this year.
CavemanCharlie 05/12/16 07:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Battery stink

You would think that a camper that new would have a better charger that does not boil the battery to death. Some people mentioned "poor maintenance" if you have a good charger there would be no maintenance required. Sure doing good maintenance might make the difference between a battery lasting 5 years or 7. But, not 3. Something is wrong if you need a new battery every 3 years. We have dozens of battery's on the farm and we never check the water on them in this day and age. They last for years. Sometimes even a decade. It could be that RV manufactures are not putting that good of chargers in their RV's yet though.
CavemanCharlie 05/12/16 07:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hayes Plug and Play Elect Sway control

Humm,, I'm just not sure. It seems like a good idea. What happens when the GPS drops out? That would be my first question.
CavemanCharlie 05/12/16 06:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Radio always on.

I did something almost the same here with my JENSEN Car radio install on my POPUP trailer. It has two hot wires and both were tied to 12VDC so when it gets turned off it looses all the setting etc... Then when I first hookup at the camp ground I have to go thru all of the setting etc... I picked a panel ON-OFF switch from radio Shack when they was still around and installed in the ignition key wire. Then when we get to the camp ground I can turn on the whole radio with the switch on the radio and then use the new switch to turn on and off the radio like you would do in your car. With the main part of the radio still ON all the time it remembers the last settings. Of course most of the setting have to changed anyway from one area to another but at least while you are at the one site you can turn the radio on and off and retain the last settings you had in. http://i.imgur.com/tjWzR1M.png height=400 Roy Ken Radio Shack is still around. They just shut down half of the stores. you might still be able to find this switch if you check .
CavemanCharlie 05/11/16 07:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cold Weather Questions

Is this thread serious...? That's what I was thinking. Anything above 35-40 degrees F is fine with me. (As long as the snow is plowed off of the roads ) I am just a weekend camper. I have never had any problem with condensation on a weekend trip .
CavemanCharlie 05/11/16 07:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: We are fulltime campers in a TT 2013 surveyor sv294

You said closet and everyone thinks you are talking about a hanging closet. Are you? I added shelves to my closet and then just fold my clothes neatly and put them on the shelf. I'm not going camping in a suit and I don't carry any clothes with me I need to hang up. Your situation may be different.
CavemanCharlie 05/11/16 07:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tail light temporary fix needed

Do you still have the little tab ??? I had the same problem and was able to use super glue to stick the tab back in place. It now holds the taillight just fine. I'm a little worried about the next time I have to remove it but, for now it is OK.
CavemanCharlie 05/11/16 07:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ordering parts... careful what you wish for

I feel your pain. But, considering how much stuff gets shipped these days I am always amazed that more thing don't get lost. I'm also amazed by the speed of shipping. I can order something from Amazon and it almost seems that they Beam it right to my house like on Star Trek. Click on order, turn around , and there is a brown truck in my yard. My farm dog doesn't even get her fat lazy ass off of the porch anymore when the brown truck drives in. She just opens one eye sees the truck and then falls back to sleep.
CavemanCharlie 05/11/16 09:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Loss of Senior member

My condolences to his family and friends
CavemanCharlie 05/11/16 09:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Dumping fresh water

I dump fresh water the same locations that the clouds dump fresh water. Pretty much anywhere. Just don't make a mud hole for someone else. This. And don't worry about the bleach, it breaks down fast, and if you use the right amount to sanitize, it's very little to start with. I agree with this too. I use my Travel Trailer almost every weekend. And, it has a small fresh water tank. I never dump it except at the end of the season.
CavemanCharlie 05/09/16 06:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Solution on where to store receiver hitch

I like both ideas for storing the hitch. I'm one of those that just leaves it on the pickup. But, my small TT does not require a WDH so it is not as large as some of the receiver hitches many of you have.
CavemanCharlie 05/09/16 06:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: 1963 Century Travel Trailer

:C Cool I like it. Please try to fix it up close to original a possible. They even have "Classic Camper" outings you can go to.
CavemanCharlie 05/09/16 06:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Goobye to our lil' camper

My very heartfelt condolences on your loss. I have had to do the same a couple of times and I still feel the pain in times like now.
CavemanCharlie 05/09/16 06:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: campgroung...

If you only need to warm the camper up in the mornings then the Buddy Heater suggestion is a good one. That way you don not use the furnace at all. But, if you have a lot of Phantom Loads and run the lights a lot a single battery still may not make the whole weekend. There is a lot to learn about this sort of thing and we do not have all of the information we need. It kinda depends on you as a individual too. If you only want to do it this one time and never plan to do it again you might try bringing along a second battery and some jumper cables in the back of your tow vehicle. Set the second battery on the ground when you get to the park and then use the jumpers to hook it up to your camper battery and it will give you more hours. It's messy looking but, I have done it in the past. (But, I'm a Caveman and I do stuff like this ) Make sure both battery's are really fully charged before you leave home. After awhile I decided to just get 2- 6 volt Deep Cycle golf cart batteries. I also changed all my light bulbs to LED's because they use so little power. I also shut off some of my phantom loads. Now I can do a weekend easy. Including running the furnace in the mornings.
CavemanCharlie 05/09/16 06:02pm Travel Trailers
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