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RE: Campgrounds in Gettysburg, PA

Drummer boy used to be a koa. Clean nice park we went ther 3x
Crabbypatty 09/21/14 10:28am Family Camping
RE: What to you mount your inverter on?

My old and now new inverter both needed to be mounted as close tot he battery as possible. So in both cases I mounted them on the wall in the front storage compartment within 6 feet of the batteries. Then I ran 14/2 romex. The 12volt draw can get very hot so a large gauge wire to battery is required. The walls where they are mounted are the inside of the storage compartment and I believe Masonite. Never place anything that can get warm on a some kind of combustible surface like carpet.
Crabbypatty 09/19/14 04:30am Tech Issues
RE: RV Park in Myrtle Beach and Charleston

In Charlestown we stayed at James Island county park. It's is fhu and they have a shuttle that will take you to the city or Folly Beach. In Myrtle most of the parks are located along Kings Highway which has plenty of places to eat. We stayed at Pirateland and love it. You may want to check a map as there are a couple of cg closer to the downtown. We preferred to stay away from the hubbub. Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 09/17/14 03:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Portable generator

I just can't fathom how people invest $30-$50,000 on a tow vehicle then almost as much and sometimes more on a TT or Fiver then buy a cheap and loud generator!. Then there are the ones with the built in propane generators with a side exhaust gassing out your campsite while they sit in microwaved air conditioned comfort watching the game. I did knock on a guys door who got testy and told him to buy the extension pipe that exhausts up over the roof. Ivied had my honda 3000 inverter for 11 years. Does everything we need including allowing us to sit and have a normal conversation. No one has ever complained or asked me to turn it off.
Crabbypatty 09/17/14 10:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Blow Lines or AntiFreeze, or both?

The pex lines are rated for 75 psi. I set my regulator on my compressor to 60 why chance it. After that and of course before that I drained what I could. I put the intake line of the water pump into antifreeze and fill the lines till it comes out of faucets and toilets. I have a bypass for the water heater which doesn't need anti freeze as it drains perfectly. Why take chance of bursting a line I can't get to. Just not worth it.
Crabbypatty 09/12/14 05:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for info on Trojan BT-105 Batteries

I have a pair of t125's and may add two more for my new to me TT. My last TT had 125's and when I sold it they were 10yrs old and still going strong. Make sure you get the Charge Wizard to plug into your dumb convertor charger to make it smart. That, checking fluid levels and nver discharging more than 50% led to along life. I expect the same with my new pair now that I going solar.
Crabbypatty 09/12/14 04:33am Tech Issues
RE: Gutter Extensions

After staying up at night with the drip drip drip drip, like torture, I bought them and never looked back. My new to me TT has longer ones so the drip doesn't hit the storage compartments rain cap.
Crabbypatty 09/12/14 04:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Axle Flip - Any Regrets?

I had my dealer do mine. He used a kit made by dexter for just that purpose. It helped big time with ground clearance. Insurance would have to pay as oem parts and a dealer installed it.
Crabbypatty 09/11/14 05:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: 1500 Yukon XL Denali vs 2500 Suburban 8.1

We have that burb and I specifically purchased it for towing as that's what it built for. Any truly built tow vehicle will not be mpg conscience. That said it's no biggy as the dw uses it and doesn't drive much. Now we had a 27 ft TT without a slide and just upgraded to an aluminum frame 30 footer with a slide and I didn't have to upgrade my truck even though this TT is 2000 lbs more. It rides safe and sound with plenty of power for those mountain hills. We are also closing in on the 200,000 mile mark!
Crabbypatty 09/10/14 02:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Park near Salem, MA?

Its a little west however we make Cambridge in 30 minutes. Neat clean super friendly rural safe. Boston Minuteman Campground in Littleton. You can be on 495 in minutes and can zip up to Salem. Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 09/10/14 04:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Long Island NY Dealer??

We tried to buy a trailer from Grand Am and they never returned calls. Went there and it took forever to get someone to help then when we called back to make an offer, never got a return call. I dont know how they stay in business except by renting trailers. Looked online and Camping World in Kingston had what we wanted and they took a deposit until we could make it up two weeks later. As we were coming from LI I asked that they prep the trailer for the road, as "subject to my inspection" we were driving away with it. Its a fast 3 hours from Suffolk County. Got there and they had to address a few items and we had our salesman and a tech the whole time. They even mounted my reese dual cam for free. Instead of driving home we spent the night in Newburgh KOA and discovered an issue witht he toilet. We could have turned around but instead drove home and they shipped a new toilet, not parts, a new toilet. Ive seen alot of CW bashing but it comes down to people our salesman and the tech were first rate and I would buy there again.
Crabbypatty 09/09/14 04:33am General RVing Issues
RE: What's wrong with my slideout?

The slide is designed to work without being hooked up, so even though your plugged in, its still running on the batteries. The first thing is to check the batteries. Perhaps they are old and no longer accepting charge and check water level if flooded cell. Check the ground. On my tt they lump all the grounds together and bolt tot he frame. Its gets all the road rain etc and I have found my ground to be rusty. Take apart, clean reattach and seal with terminal sealent. If batteries seem fine then perhaps your charger is not providing enough charge. After that you need to check the wiring from the battery all the way to the motor.
Crabbypatty 09/09/14 04:17am Tech Issues
RE: North Carolina ocean front campgrounds

We stayed in Camp Hatteras CG in Waverly a few years ago and it was great. They have two choices, Oceanside or bay. It was tough as the sunsets were awesome, but alas the sound of the ocean was better. My only peeve was at $80 dollars a night they wanted $3 more for cable. I said you should just up the price and include it. Seemed cheap. Anyway after I declined cable,some guy came over in a golf cart and watched me set up my sat dish. Guess he thought i was gonna take him for cable. Other than that stupidity the place was one of the best cgs's I have ever stayed at.
Crabbypatty 09/04/14 04:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Quality Pure Sine Inverters 300-600 Watts

go to www.donrowe.com. They set me up in my first TT with a xantrax 1200 and now in my second TT with a xantrax 2000. They have many models and know what there talking about. I also bought a xantrax 400 and use in in the TV while on the road. Good stuff.
Crabbypatty 09/04/14 04:42am Tech Issues
RE: Bike rack on bumper failure

there is just to much pitching movement. Ihave had the rack slap up and dent the trailer back wall. Had the bikes fall off from being shaken violently. Had the paddle mount tear the bumper. Put a hitch on the bow attached the bike rack and had the tranny temp sore. They need to go n the roof with a trule rack or over the tongue!
Crabbypatty 09/04/14 04:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Need new portable BBQ

For grillin, we have a Coleman roadtrip that can be configured different ways. Its a flat top, or a burners for pots or grill. We also have a Weber Smokey Joe and I love the added flavor of charcoal that gas just doesnt have and use it more than the road trip.
Crabbypatty 09/03/14 04:25am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: What do you carry for a jack?

I bought a small 2 ton from napa when I got stuck in Gettysberg with a brake issue. It's plenty to lift one tire.
Crabbypatty 08/31/14 06:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What is the dumbest thing you have seen while on the road?

Pulling to big of a travel trailer with to little a two vehicle and speeding. Almost every long interstate trip we take we see some accident with a travel trailer. Coming from Maine we saw one flipped. It's the journey and the destination. Just because you can make the monthly doesn't make you an river....
Crabbypatty 08/31/14 04:55am General RVing Issues
RE: trojan t-105

I had T125's on my TT for ten years when I sold it this past spring and they were still going strong. Partly due to adding a charge wizard to intellipower converter which changes it from a dumb to smart charger. Also making certain that the fluid level was up and also not discharging them past 50%. So when we bought another TT it was a no brainier to get another pair of T125's.
Crabbypatty 08/30/14 02:27pm Tech Issues
RE: WiFiRanger Pro

I'm have Hawkingstech Smart repeater. Works great. If you have had enough of this unit.
Crabbypatty 08/25/14 04:34am Technology Corner
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