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RE: Down sides to being a TT Camper?

Specifically selected a TT with kids, so we can disconnect and explore adventure. I have never been in an rv park that requires you to separate. Always park on site. Have owned a TT for 14 years and its our "second home" for 30 -40 nights a year.
Crabbypatty 02/13/18 04:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Show us your best stuck

We camp on the outer beaches and unfortunately there are the macho types who muscle through everything and tear up the on off ramps without airing down. This turns the ramps into quick sand. Coupled with campers on either side of the on ramp so you cannot carry much speed one can sink quickly. The simple lesson is to stop as soon as you've lost traction and dig yourself deeper. A year ago I got caught in it and had to unhitch to drive truck out of the sink hole, fill it in then hitch up again. Jacked up the tt wheels and filled that in also, then used the shovel to create a path for the tt tires and away we went. In the mud like the picture I would probably use a plank under the tire and would have gone backwards to the road. If it didnt move I would have had someone pull the tt backwards while I pushed. SUX getting stuck but youll soon find out who your neighbors are..
Crabbypatty 01/01/18 07:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Honda 2000 vs Honda 3000

I purchased the 3000i for three reasons. 1/key start as I used to set up my wife and the kids and leave for work for the day. They just turned the key. 2/ it has enough amps to run the a/c without struggling. 3/It has a large gas tank. While dry camping before we added solar, it would go 5-6 days charging the batteries before refueling. It also runs for more than 8 hours on full load ie AC use. Yes it is heavy but i installed a hoist from Harbor Freight in the bed of the pick up and for $99 it just picks it up puts it in. This works for us. Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 12/27/17 04:48am Beginning RVing
RE: What's the BEST camping experience you ever had?

Thats a difficult question to answer as we have a great time just about everywhere we go. I guess our top of the list is Cherrystone VA. just hanging in the pine trees with a view of the Chesapeake. Something for everyone to do and everyone's is in a great mood.
Crabbypatty 12/21/17 04:41am RV Lifestyle
RE: hauling extra gas

If I was that concerned with fuel storage, I would install a permanent second tank with the appropriate transfer pump and or feed switch. This is much more safer than carrying portable jugs.
Crabbypatty 12/19/17 04:32am General RVing Issues
RE: F250 CC SB 4x4 6.2-3.73 or 4.30 for 10,700lb travel trailer

I have a 2015 F250 CC short bed 6.2 with 3.73's. I do not have any trouble and we travel through the hills of New England. I wanted a diesel for my second TV but met a few rvers who tow fivers with gassers and they don't seem to have a problem. While I not going to tow a 40footer ever, this set up with the 6 speed works perfectly for us. Id rather save the $10k difference to put into a fiver than the diesel engine. This set up works for us. Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 12/14/17 04:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: How many miles have you towed in one day?

500 with a travel trailer in 10 hours and if I didnt have to do it again I wouldnt, at least down the east coast. Its tough driving. However I understand that towing a fifth wheel is easier. Still 10 hours in the saddle is enough time as it s also the journey not just the destination.
Crabbypatty 12/12/17 04:23am Towing
RE: Assateague Island

In July Chincotegue has the pony swim fair and auction. We stayed at Toms COve full hook ups and the ponys swim right by it. Then they parade the wild ponys in the street. Its quite a site. We drove to Assategue which isnt that far and site seeing and went to the beach for the day. Lots of fun
Crabbypatty 12/12/17 04:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: summer trip ideas in New England

Ok Ive been to all of these so check out. NY: http://www.lakegeorgeescape.com/the-park/resort-map/ NH: https://www.danforthbay.com/ ME: https://koa.com/campgrounds/bar-harbor-oceanside/ Each rv park has to much to do for the kids. In NY tubing down the Scroon River. Free shuttle service to down town lake George. Danforth Bay in the White Mountains activities all day for the kids and get in you rride and explore the White Mountains. Yankee BBQ offers the feast for 4. In Maine Bar Harbor has a guy cooking lobster dinners on premise and also has free Mountain explorer shuttle service around the island. We would go back to each of these again without hesitation. Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 12/11/17 04:23am Roads and Routes
RE: RV 4500w solar, 16KwHr of Tesla batteries

As I have found out, per the Savannah post, the panels provide electricity when it is light out. So as long as its not dark out, something is being generated. So even in the rain forest there will be something. Probably nowhere near full output, but there will be output. We dry camp as much as wet, and so far, with 5 of us, my set up does ok for us. The 3 different weeks we were out, we only ran genny once. It was 80 plus degrees and raining hard, so we sat inside in the ac and played board games....
Crabbypatty 12/06/17 04:41am Tech Issues
RE: So...How Many Of You Would Pay Cash?

Side topic. Tried to pay cash at CW but tcouldnt take it. The manager didn't know what to do with the Benjamins. That was the deal we negotiated. So Amex to the rescue and it cost Marcus 3 points to pass it through the CC...smh. Imagine how much $$ is lost across the network that way. Marcus should let me run CW. It would run like clock and be more profitable...
Crabbypatty 12/06/17 04:36am General RVing Issues
RE: 15" tires, Goodyear Wrangler HT or Goodyear Endurance

I put 4 new Goodyear Endurance tires on the TT this past summer. They are quiet and when checking them after hundreds of miles, are cool to the touch. I also air them down to 20lbs to camp on the beach and they work very well also. Im glad I bought them
Crabbypatty 11/21/17 04:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Opinions of Cherry Wood for smoking a Turkey

I have the same smoker and use cherry for everything. Its really great on prime rib roast...
Crabbypatty 11/18/17 04:56am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Do you use your bathroom? If not, what do you use it for?

Hmm lets see, If I'de rather go to the public rest room and bath house, or my very own, brought it with me bathroom? Is that even a choice???
Crabbypatty 11/07/17 04:30am General RVing Issues
RE: New Porch Light Rule

The funny part of this complaint forum is that most of the people who do this, are not rver's. They are weekenders and do not even read or belong to any of these forums. We run into them everywhere, most dont have a clue until you clue them in....
Crabbypatty 10/21/17 06:56am General RVing Issues
RE: If you know anyone with land, tell them to build an Rv Park

My Dad wanted to build one, and if that happened thats where I would be. The HUGE sticky point was the county wanted a sewage treatment plant. Very expensive. Funny a typical setup is 4 rvs on a single septic system which would equal 4 bedrooms but they wouldnt accept that... Shame would be a fun business..
Crabbypatty 10/21/17 06:42am General RVing Issues
RE: trailer brake problem

As I learned even though the P3 is indicating a short, you still have brakes its just that one of the magnets, or wiring to it has an issue. What an OP suggested to me and I did was jack up one wheel at a time and spin it, then have someone depress the brake, to locate the wheel. Once that is done and you find the wheel, check the wiring, looking for loose, worn rubbed. You can do a continuity check by connecting both sides to an ohm meter. I bought 50' roll of two conductor 16 gauge wire from the home center (lamp cord) and soldered on alligator clips. I stuck it in the appropriate hole on the 7 way plug then back to the wheel. In my case the wires were fine, trailer ground was fine, and it turned out to be the magnet. The OP said if the wires are good just replace the magnet and that's what I did. Problem solved. I now always carry two sets of full brake assemblies with me as my brake problem occur hundreds of miles from home. I also carry wire. Never a good feeling being over the road with a problem. I hope that this helps you. Happy trails
Crabbypatty 10/14/17 05:03am Tech Issues
RE: Single AGM or 2 GC2???????

You need a "Charge Wizard" to plug into your Intelipower converter to cycle the charging currents properly so you wont boil your batteries like you are doing. You get what you pay for but I bought two Trojans t-125's 6 volt gc batts. By never letting them discharge below 50% I sold my TT with them them still going strong now 12 years old. My new to me TT 3 years with us, now has the same ones again. Yes they are pricey but look at the length of service. I wouldn't buy the Interstates as they would have been replaced already. We dry camp 50% or greater percent of the time. If your always on the generator I would also get an automatic water system for the cells. Trimetric sells a meter sc-2030 that montiors batt condition and has a temp sensor option. Unless your going to keep replacing batteries, you might want to invest in your power the way I did and not worry about it. This works for us.
Crabbypatty 10/11/17 04:36am Tech Issues
RE: Need direction on water heater that does not always light

I will service that with those suggestions. Mine takes two cycles to light. It lights off then stops, 3x then red fault light comes on. I turn it off for a minute, then usually by the third automatic try it stays lit. It lights almost every time but just wont stay lit.
Crabbypatty 10/10/17 04:20am Class C Motorhomes
RE: "New" 6V batteries, dead

X2 Old Biscuit. They need to be charged up. Further smart charged. Buy a "Charge WIzard" to plug into trailer charger. This makes it a smart charger and will cycle the batteries. Then you just need to monitor the water level. Use distilled water and not tap water. My first set are still going after 12 years, now im closing the season on my second set that I bought for this new to us TT 3 years ago. T-125's great battery.
Crabbypatty 10/10/17 04:16am General RVing Issues
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