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RE: Camping World Sales

Its not just CW its everywhere. You have to ask for the bottome line and if any other charges might occur. I purchased a TT from CW it was used and they wanted to hit me up for a battery. I told them did not need it as I was switching to 6volts anyway and requested that the battery it came with was just fine. They said no. I said take the battery off and Ill bring my own. Then they said no charge you can keep the battery. So you cant just walk in the door and expect that your not going to get zinged. I also had to pay a prep fee but knew about it. I had one then two techs and a cleaning crew in there. They should of had it all ready prior to my arrival. There bad. But I made sure it was perfect when it left and they sure did work on it. All things considered I am happy with my purchase at CW, but like any dealer you need to pay attention. Otherwise its your bad. Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 11/23/14 04:48am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Best way south around Baltimore tunnel

Yes we have taken the FSK Bridge many times. Our last time down we took I78 in Penn to I81 south and cut over at I66 to Fredericksburg. Missed all the headaches and that's my go south route now. Tired of I 95 mess. Alternate route is to go east and south down 13 the Delmarva Peninsula and over the Cheasapeake Bay Bridge. that's a very scenic beautiful stress free ride Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 11/21/14 04:30am Roads and Routes
RE: RV cover, the good, bad and ugly of using one.

I didnt cover it the first few years and it took much longer to clean up in the spring. Now after winterizing, I wash wax it then cover it. DF cleans the inside and we just leave a one vent cracked open. Its ready to go when we uncover it and its protected from the elements.
Crabbypatty 11/20/14 04:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: I know why Goodyear calls them Marathons

I had Marathons on my first TT that I owned for 11 yrs. The set it came with were 4 yrs old and I replaced them 4 yrs later as the side walls cracked which I noticed at a gas station halfway on a trip. That set went 5 yrs and not wanting to have that over the road experience again, I replaced them before a long trip. My philosophy is to fix it in the driveway, not the interstate or grain silo Iowa where there aren't any parts available. Our new to us TT came with Loadstars and they look beastly. Ill let you know about them as time goes on.
Crabbypatty 11/19/14 04:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dish or DirecTV?

I've brought Dish over the road for years. I think it comes down to the package of channels that interest you. I take my hooper from home and bought a used dish and put it on a tripod. I sometimes can be a real pain to locate satellites. I am probably going to buy a winegard x2 in the spring to automate that function. I am going to mount it on the ladder and bring the tripod in case we go to a cg in the trees. I do enjoy local channels to get the local flavor and replaced my batwing with a Jackd antennae. Brings in many digital channels.
Crabbypatty 11/18/14 02:14pm Technology Corner
RE: How far would you travel for a deal?

My Dad drove 10 hours to upstate NY and slept in a parking lot to get a great deal on Moho. We drove 4 hours last April to get a great deal on our new to us TT. Then we spent the first night in it instead of coming home at a nearby KOA. Lot of fun!
Crabbypatty 11/14/14 04:45am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: TV antenna

I changed my Batwing end to a Jackd and immediately went from barely 3 channels to over 20 with good signals. On sale at CW $38. Try that first. I do have two flat screens and got rid of the old CRT TV's
Crabbypatty 11/14/14 04:38am Technology Corner
RE: RV Tourism in Mexico

Good luck to you. The drug cartels are everywhere. Ive been to Acapulco and now they said hotels are at 20% occupancy and no one is on the beach. I like to travel and not worry. I would be nervous in Mexico unless we had a heavily armed security team with us. Just not worth making the papers
Crabbypatty 11/14/14 04:35am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Tow Vehicle Tires upgrade

My Load Range E tires were over $200 each but I dont worry about the weight even though we bought a bigger TT. The last thing I want to think about going down the road is my tires. Buy the best you can get.
Crabbypatty 11/10/14 04:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Portable generator

You need to buy another one and link them together if that's possible with that brand. I know both Honda and Yamaha can link up to make 4,000 watts. Also install a "hard start kit" in your ac or have it done for you. It is a larger capacitor which stores energy to start the ac up. Its starts charging as soon as it has power. This was another reason why I bought the Honda eu3000i so it can run the a/c. I bought my hard start kit from CW and installed it myself. Was very simple to do, but be careful that TT is unplugged and capacitor that you take out, might still be charged, you could get shocked. Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 11/09/14 05:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Portable generator

I have had the Honda 3000i now for 11 years. Runs ac, microwave, and most importantly charges the batts and with the large gas tank I only need to put gas in it if I stay dry camping for more than a week. You've spent alot of money on the TV then the RV so spend accordingly for the genny. To many times we go dry camping and people near us buy the cheap home center generators that rattle your fillings. The Honda inverter series, while more money are quiet. Its better for you and better for your neighbors. Yamaha makes one and I believe there is a Chinese made unit thats less expensive but I cant think of the name. If the 3000 is to heavy, the Honda 2000 is only 45 lbs. Look on Craigslist for a used one. Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 11/08/14 03:11am General RVing Issues
RE: New OTA TV Antenna

I replaced my batwing with the Jackd antenna. Its powered and my stations went from barely 3 to 20+. It has been on sale at CW cost $38. One of the best mods made.
Crabbypatty 11/08/14 03:06am Technology Corner
RE: Firewood.. what do you do?

We buy at the cg to prevent the spread of the beatle that are killing all the trees. Unless we camp locally then we bring our own. We cook with charcoal so when we are done grilling I pour the coals into the pit, add kindling and walla fire.
Crabbypatty 11/06/14 04:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Ipad booster

What your talking about is a wifi booster. If you think about it RV's are sheathed in aluminum and metal all of which block rf signals. So an external antenna is the key. I bought a hawkings smart repeater router and connected it to a hawkings wifi antennae on the roof. As long as the CG has a good wifi setup, I have full signal.
Crabbypatty 11/06/14 04:24am Technology Corner
Winterized See you next season!

Winterizing the tt and washing brought back lots of fun times with the new to us tt. Cant wait for the spring time. I just need to cover it and back it into its winter spot....
Crabbypatty 11/05/14 04:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Winterizing --- Antifreeze or blow'em out??

Both as you can never get all the water out with air. Just did mine only takes about 15 minutes total.
Crabbypatty 11/05/14 04:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Eastern Arc satellites for Winegard DISH Trav'lr???

I saw a second hand Tailgater on Craigslist and was going to go after it until I came across this thread. Ill just save up and get the X2, sounds like a better auto dish for me.
Crabbypatty 11/03/14 04:11am Technology Corner
RE: Eliminate front to back wobble when parked?

I use two ratchet straps, one on each side. I came across that when trying to un hitch on an incline and the trailer came forward even though chocked. Needed a fix in a hurry. Now I use it to stop the back and forth which is alot less expensive than the xchock.
Crabbypatty 11/03/14 04:09am Beginning RVing
RE: Eastern Arc satellites for Winegard DISH Trav'lr???

I have used a standard house dish on a tripod but want to get something automatic as setting it up can be a PITA sometimes depending on the type of ground I am on. I was going to buy a tailgater but it sounds like I would be better off with the X2 for dish. True or false? Will I be missing channels with the tailgater?
Crabbypatty 11/02/14 06:08am Technology Corner
RE: Tahoe vs Suburban

I owned both and our Tahoe could only tow so much. Also the shorter wheelbase will subject you to more road bounce. The Tahoe also was a 1500 or half ton. Our burb is a k2500 3/4 ton is a beast. First it has a longer wheelbase and second a bigger suspension. With our burb we upgraded our TT and didn't have to go out and buy another TV. The Tahoe limits you so it depends on what you want to tow. Love both. Its the burb for towing hands down.
Crabbypatty 11/01/14 02:59pm Towing
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