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RE: Here she is

CavemanCharlie 05/21/15 05:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Myrtle Beach

Numbers could be down a tad since quite a few of them are in the iron wigwam in Waco, TX. And the last time I was at MB there wasn't a Twin Peaks located there but that may have changed. Different bikers. This weekend is for Crotch rockets, Not Harleys Well then I might be worried, I don't know , I don't know any. But, I've never had a problem with the Harley guys. I leave then alone, and stay out of their way. Then they don't bother me. Come to think of it, that's what my philosophy on life is for everybody. Don't bother people and then they don't bother me. Works well for me.
CavemanCharlie 05/20/15 07:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Memorial Weekend Ruined

While I agree that the significance of the impact on the environment is far greater than the impact on RVers, I don't think that means that RVers don't have any right to be disappointed that their holiday plans have been affected. The truth is, these oil spills have far reaching affects in many different ways - every impact should be vocalized if just to keep it in the public eye. . I agree.
CavemanCharlie 05/20/15 07:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: propane tank valve stuck

Get some leverage on the handle. Should be able to get a pipe wrench on it, or something like that. Just be careful and apply torque slowly until it comes free. Don't yank on it and break the handle. Someone just got it to tight is all, with the right leverage it will come loose.
CavemanCharlie 05/20/15 06:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Being an amateur handyman makes one popular!

The RV shop was Little Eagle, or Eagle 1, or something like that. We always enjoy Piney Campground. DW grew up in Paris, TN so it is coming home for her. On Wednesday, we put flowers on graves: 1. Parents 2. 2 sets of Grandparents 3. Great Grandparents 4. Great Great Grandparents 5. Great Great Great Grandparents. The Great Great Great Grandparents were born in 1794 and 1797! The oldest 2 generations are buried in a family cemetery that is in the middle of someone's cornfield. The other 3 generations are buried in a church cemetery about 2 miles away from the family cemetery. The reason we couldn't go further back is that the Great Great Great Grandparents had migrated from North Carolina. That is where her Great Great Great Great Grandparents are buried. However, we don't know where in North Carolina. Wow :E I don't even know who my great grandparents were.
CavemanCharlie 05/19/15 07:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Another blow out/up in flames MH on I-75

Before you go bashing 19 year olds maybe you should remember the number of 18 year old pimply faced kids that have died defending your right to free speach. Among other liberties. Amen
CavemanCharlie 05/19/15 07:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tornado safety

2nd year of travel we were cruising thru tornado alley. GF was nervous so we bought a 'weather radio' in Brookhaven MS. Got some state maps.checked out the names of counties from the states on our planned route and wrote them down Programmed the weather radio........and then it started going off By the 3rd morning of constant interrupted sleep, peering out into dark, looking for signs of folks running I turned it off. Couple weeks later we were in a state cg just outside Tupelo enjoying ourselves. Come Friday evening the cg started filling up with locals. Saturday evening there was all kinds of noise/commotion---locals were hastily packing up just throwing stuff in trucks/trailers. "What's going ON?" ----------TORNADO!! Best get going "Can't we FT---no place to go" ----THEN LAY FACE DOWN IN THAT DITCH AND PRAY 10 minutes park was empty except for US/dog and another couple. We all gathered at the bathhouse (men's was middle of building and had showers in back corner). After couple hours of peering out into the dark wooded area we all looked at each other and said "Goodnight...hope to see you in AM" Yep........tornado went thru area. Tore up some trees, ripped roof off couple old farm structures and damaged the FEED CO-OP building. Outside of Hutchinson KS spent a night in 'shelter'. Same thing in Pipestone MN Out of all the natural events Earthquakes never bothered me.......30+ yrs. in SO. CAL. They happen/last a few seconds rarely longer Hurricanes........well they start warning about there proposed track weeks out. We just moved cause we could Tornadoes....well they warn about possible happens day ahead. But then they just happen---whack! And they are unpredictable at best. My prayers/condolences go out to those affected. Just miserable to have it all just vanish------poof. Hay, I know Pipestone, it's only a few miles from me. The newer, more expensive, better, Weather Radios have something called SAME warnings built into them. It allows you to program them to only go off for emergency very near you area. But, you still need to know your area to program the radio.
CavemanCharlie 05/18/15 07:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Being an amateur handyman makes one popular!

Kudos! RVing would sure be a lot more expensive if we couldn't fix things ourselves. X2.
CavemanCharlie 05/18/15 07:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Are you happy with the size?

I have found over the years that my favorite rig was the one I owed the least money on. Good luck. Gman Good advice.
CavemanCharlie 05/18/15 07:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: I hate searching out propane

Must not be in a campin' neighborhood. No problem in urban neighborhood/s at gas station/s. If you are in rural areas there should be bulk stations available. Search out brand (supplier) names, Petrolane, etc. Follow poster's advice. When one is empty - work on getting it filled. And/or - keep an extra Blue Rino for an exchange at HD, Lowe's, etc. . I'm not sure what you mean? There are very few brand suppliers around here. I've never heard of Petrolane. Most of our propane is sold by local co-ops to farmers. There is one private company but , they are a rip-off and they do not have a bulk station. Heck, I know someone that has them and when she runs out of propane at her house they will take up to a week to bring her more. Thankfully, she has wood heat for back up but, she then has no hot water for a week.
CavemanCharlie 05/17/15 08:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ice in the A/C

Also make sure it can drain the water easily. If there is a puddle of water in the bottom that never drains it can make it freeze up quicker. Maybe the drain is plugged? If nothing else works you may have to turn it to the Fan setting for a few minutes each hour to allow it to unthaw.
CavemanCharlie 05/17/15 08:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tornado safety

I have a Verizon Brigadier and get no warnings of any kind. I wish I did. It would be great to be able to get the National Weather Service Warnings through the phone but, I don't know how to get it to do that. Heck, I have a hard time figuring it out good enough to make phone calls.
CavemanCharlie 05/17/15 08:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: What happens when you lose a tire at 70-75 MPH?

Does anyone have mirrors that allow you to see down along side of trailer ? My mirrors have always been set up that way........down along side/behind/next to trailer Yes, I can see down along side of trailer. Unfortunately my wheels are not along side my trailer, they are under it. Take that back, I guess the one that came off was along side for a moment. My wheels are also inset slightly, but I can still see both wheels/tires on both sides of my trailer from my driver's seat. However, I think I have some of the VERY BEST towing mirrors available outside of the $1K Velvac type mirror found on MHs and higher end Class "C"s or a custom set of "WEST COAST" type mirrors. In fact I question how adequate any of the OEM "factory" tow mirrors like on the Ford SDs are. Larry My Dodge mirrors let me see......... My 2000 Ford F150 mirrors let me see......... Heck even them old door mounted mirrors on my 1976 Ford F250 let me see....... Have a tough time understanding/getting past folks saying they have driven with flats/missing tires/smoking brakes-wheels and not know it. (Other than a toad hiding behind the backend of a MH) I can't see a thing along side of my TT with the factory mirrors on my 2004 Chevy half ton. I even have to swerve a little to see if anyone is following me. If I towed very far I would want better mirrors. I would think with the right mirrors you might be able to see the smoke but, I suppose if you had a strong wind blowing from that side the smoke might be blown under the TT and dissipated by the time it got to the other side.
CavemanCharlie 05/17/15 07:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Am I just a chicken?

51 I tow a 21 foot TT with a 2004 Chevy half ton. I don't use any weight distribution hitch or sway bar. I don't even know it's back there. BUT, I don't go far from home and rarely down the interstate. So I admit that is not a fair comparison.
CavemanCharlie 05/17/15 07:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Are you happy with the size?

I love my 21 foot TT with rear bath. The bed is in the front the dinette on the right side. The places I camp at you back in at a angle and with the dinette on the right I can set, have breakfast, lunch, whatever and see my campsite and the lake. It is very easy to tow and back in. I have a big dog and there is no problem there because the dog sleeps under the dinette. If I had the money I would get one 2 feet longer because then the bed can be put the other way and that makes it easier to get in and out of.
CavemanCharlie 05/17/15 07:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Do you or don't you?

I didn't read all 7 pages of this thread. The reason I bought the TT that I have is for the toilet. I use it and there is no problem with smell. Does the one in your house smell?
CavemanCharlie 05/17/15 07:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: I hate searching out propane

The exchange places are quite frequent around here. But, if you have a motor home and need to have the tank filled it can be difficult to find a place to have it done. I took my 20 pound tank to the only place around here that fills them just to have it filled once and compare the price to the exchange tank. It was 3pm and I was told it was too late on the day for them to fill propane tanks. I drove a block down and got a exchange tank.
CavemanCharlie 05/14/15 04:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tornado safety

I can't think of anything I need to see during tornado season in tornado alley. Other than tornadoes occur 12 months out of the year in every state in the continental US. :) Leading to Alaska...infrequent mild earthquakes, no tornadoes, no hurricanes, no counties for that matter. Good to go. They may be infrequent (depending on your idea of infrequent) but, they are not mild http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_Alaska_earthquake
CavemanCharlie 05/13/15 07:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Remember your HS Physics?

I didn't read all 5 pages of this thread but, there is a line from a old song that goes called "Kodachrome" that goes something like , "When I think back on all the******I've learned in high school It's a wonder I can think at all And though my lack of education hasn't hurt me none I can read the writing on the wall"
CavemanCharlie 05/13/15 07:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: 1958 Australian Sunliner "Egg" Caravan/ Trailer

It kinda looks like a insect !! Thanks for sharing.
CavemanCharlie 05/12/15 08:15pm Travel Trailers
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