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RE: Great time in Myrtle Not so much on the trip home

Unfortunately there are horror stories about delamination. So when I bought our new to us TT we went with the corrugated aluminum.Sorry for your troubles. Buy the skin from forest river and grab some friends and do it. Alot of the repairs are labor intensive so you can save a few bucks
Crabbypatty 07/01/16 04:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question about Routing solar cables down fridge vent

I used 10/3 cable i bought from electrical supply and ran it from the combiner box on roof, down fridge vent then underneath tt up to the controller. Works perfectly.
Crabbypatty 06/28/16 03:47am Tech Issues
RE: Dry camping

WE had a 40 gallon tank in our other TT would last 5 days with 2 adults and 2 kids. You need to take a navy shower. Get wet as fast as possible turn water off. Use as little soap as possible, including shampoo, then hose off. Dish washing is the other. Use as many disposable products as possible,, paper plates cups, plastic knives fork etc. If youhave to use something that needs to be washed, same thing, lightly wet, little soap. If you change your habits you can extend. Also you can carry spare water.
Crabbypatty 06/27/16 03:41am Class C Motorhomes
RE: First Trip Tips

Well Toedtoes is pretty thorough but we are on gas from the moment we leave the driveway. Unless its restricted, tunnels bridges, fridge is always on and no reason not to. Once you have decided that you are ready to depart, get everyone in the TV. Walk around quietly without all the family distractions, crouch and look under neath. Jacks up, Stairs in, Electric stowed, nothing but the TV connected. Stand up walk around, storage all locked doors shut locked everything stowed and lashed down. Last step back look up, antennas down, vents closed. Turn on TV, turn on lights and flashers walk around, if all lights are on you have good connection. If flashers function so will directionals. Look at hitch setup nothing dragging chains, electric. Get in. Tune out the interior and shove off. When parking, ask the family to not distract sends kid for ice cream. Take your time setting up. If you cant see when backing up, get out and look a few times. Much better than backing into a tree. After you do the level chock etc,;et the family take over the rest, your job is done. Have a beer and let them enjoy their part. Happy trails.
Crabbypatty 06/21/16 04:30am Beginning RVing
RE: Maine to Williamsburg Va.

Ditto what ChooChooMan stated but I would pickup i81 higher up in NY. Scenic cut through the top three states. In a hurry pickup I90 in Mass and go into NY. Anything around NYC unless your coming through 10pm to 4-5 am is horrible. Roads conditions and traffic jams.
Crabbypatty 06/15/16 04:32am Roads and Routes
RE: Leaving outside camper lights on?

Cant stand it when people leave the dam lights on all night long. There just isnt a need for it when your in a CG where everyone is on top of each other. Very inconsiderate.
Crabbypatty 06/14/16 04:22am Beginning RVing
RE: Thinking About a Slingbox

Slingbox, or CG wifi, trying to stream anything netflix, slingbox etc, is completely dependent on the quality of the wifi internet signal. Slingbox requires a high speed connection from where its attached and you might have to pay more to speed it up as basic cable internet wasnt fast enough. Two, everyone in the CG is using the internet so it depends on their service, how many people are connected and how good your signal is. For backups we bring dvd's, have a jackd digital antenna or park cable.
Crabbypatty 06/14/16 04:20am Technology Corner
RE: Extendable Antenna Mast

I like your idea, but I boon dock at the beach so a dipole isn't very practical. I was thinking of a buddypole or the Alpha antenna, on top of a flagpole mast. This will be my first season trying it out. Should be fun. I also use two 6v T125 Trojans so I wondering what the power drain will be. When on SSB typically we only chat for a few seconds. It will be interesting exercise. I did just start doing digital at 30 watts less of a drain...
Crabbypatty 05/20/16 05:02am Technology Corner
RE: Skidaway or James Island?

I was at James Island and the shuttle was free. It leaves the camp store I believe at 10 and has a pickup point in Charleston at around 3. It was free. We didn't go to Folly but that's just another reason to return. Great CG, great people easy in-out of Charleston.
Crabbypatty 05/19/16 04:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How many use HAM vs C/B for rig to rig etc?

I have had my ticket just over a year and intend on bringing my rig with me. Not just for over the road but when parked as a hobby. I purchased the smallest hf vhf rig the Yeasu 857d. Its the size of a car radio. From my QTH I have spoken out 5,000 miles and routinely much closer. Soon we will be expanding our trips from FHU to the park system as there is so much to see. (no facitlities) Traveling already I have been in spots with zero internet and zero cellphone service. Ham radio I can get a message out if needed even email and texting. I will be analyzing antennas and soon will pick something that I can set up in a flash as well as something on the tv when moving. Recently I was turning the knob and came across the "RV Services Net". A net, which is a just a frequency and time that like minded individuals meet, they are a net by and for rvers. Whether your over the road or in your qth.Soon I will become a member and start meeting people like us. CB I use as the truckers squak about traffic issues. I leave chan 19 on. When traffic gets nasty a call out usually provides a good work around and has saved us countless idling hours. It can be a little spicy but the truckers know how to get from a to b asap. PS What portable antennas does everyone use? I was thinking about a Buddi Pole or an Alpha both are multi band and fold up into a small bag. A dipole could present issues if no trees are around. Happy trails & 73's k2bkr
Crabbypatty 05/19/16 04:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: My first RV wheel bearing replacement

I have used redneck-trailer.com for all my brakes bearings seals etc. They know all there is to know. Just take measurements diameter & width of brakes. Note the axle serial numbers and make and they can supply at a reasonable price all you need. I repack my bearings every year. Its not hard one wheel at a time takes just a couple of hours for 4 wheels.
Crabbypatty 05/13/16 04:33am Tech Issues
RE: New England trip in July

For Boston Area Minuteman CG in Littleton Mass. Bar Harbor KOA right near Acadia is A+ make sure you stop at Trents Lobsta Pound right on the causeway. Best 2.5 pound lobsta I ever had. Lower VT Brattleboro KOA we stayed there last summer Rte 9 will take you through the mountains to Albany NY and points west. Lots of fun
Crabbypatty 04/25/16 01:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Easy way to see Long Island, NY?

We live on LI and take the Cross Sound Ferry all the time with our TT. They are careful and will tell you which boat you can fit on. The ferries are very large. Driving into and off of LI is horrible on a good day. Best time to do that is between 10pm to 5 am! No real cgs on LI except for County Parks but there is a CG in Greenport. You need to plan and make reservations as you cant just show up in an RV and expect to get on. PM me if you want to get into more specifics. Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 04/25/16 01:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Days for Boston area?

We stay at Boston Minuteman and they can direct to the commuter rail nearby to go to Boston. This though will place you 30 minutes north and west of bean town. If you wish to visit further south then Normandy Farms might be better for you. There is an aweful lot to do and see, so plan your days. 12 Days is not enough to do it all. In addition we have stayed on Cape Cod and there is a good CG just north of Falmouth. Cape Cod Camping Resort. From there you can do the entire Cape, Ferry to Marthas Vineyard, Rhode Island as well as areas south of Boston. Boston was only 1 1/2 hours from the cg as we brought our daughter to college there and stayed in Cape Cod. If you go to Cape Cod in Falmouth is a little restaurant down an alley called Shuckers. Biggest best lobster roll I have ever had! At the other end of the Cape in P Town take the whale watch tour and you will see them.This year we are considering Rhode Island and want to do Newport etc. Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 04/25/16 01:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mt.Washington N.H.

While a little far we chose Danforth Bay Camping Resort. We day tripped to Mt Washington and surrounding area attractions. We also vegged out and relaxed at the CG which had to many things for the kids to do. That gave us valuable adult downtime. If you do this I will recommend Yankee BBQ order "the feast" Its for 4 persons but we had enough left over for lunch the next day even though we were 4! Its on the road on the way in. Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 04/23/16 05:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Charleston to NJ, 95 or 77 to 81?

Mike we have taken both of those routes. Up the eastern shore is way more scenic and a little slower. Its a toss up but for certain anything is better than 95! Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 04/02/16 06:36am Roads and Routes
RE: Tongue Weight

I am going to unload and reload the front and rear compartments. Then test the tongue weight. I also have 4 solar panels up on the roof and they really don't weigh much but it must be cumulative. Once I determine the weight Ill see if I need to upgrade the hitch. I also will scout for a Sherline seems like an easier way to do it as we spend around 21 days in the unit.
Crabbypatty 03/31/16 04:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Tongue Weight

Weighing the TT isnt going to give me the Tongue Weight but still would be interesting. They have a scale in the nearby quarry but they are busy I ll see if I cant get the TT weighed in as well. But for now I believe Im accurate and will see about moving somethings around in the unit to bring some of the weight off of the tongue. Im still undecided on upgrading the hitch or not...Thanks all for the constructive input.
Crabbypatty 03/30/16 05:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tongue Weight

According to etrailer you multiply the distance between the two pipes. In this instance it's 4 feet so it's scale reading X 4. I did it correctly. I guess what do they mean by dry weight? Two lp tanks are 65 lbs each. Two 6v batteries are also 65 lbs each right there is 270 lbs that's 1170 without the front storage, under the bed and essentially everything from the tires forward that are loaded in. Dishes and all.
Crabbypatty 03/30/16 11:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Tongue Weight

I had it set up with the scale 3 feet left of the center point and the fixed point 1 foot to the right. Both on pipe rollers as it was illustrated. Trailer was level. This was how I saw it performed after googling and viewing on youtube. Im not about to go out and buy a $300 scale for just one use, so I used the bath scale technique.
Crabbypatty 03/30/16 07:40am Travel Trailers
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