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RE: Driving in the sand

Depends on the sand. Some beaches are hard pack and you drive right on, others are sugar sand that can swallow you up quickly. Our beaches or on ramps are soft sugar sand and the park personal do not provide proper instruction to the people coming on. Especially the day trippers. They invariably don't air down or not enough and use the gas pedal to rototill the on ramps making it difficult for the next people. The beginning of the season when the beaches havent had much use I go to 20psi. Late summer 13 psi in the front and 15 psi in the rear. This mind you also depends on the tires. Some rvers who are on alot have summer tires and winter tires. The summer tires are big balloons and they just float on top with minimal effort. So you need to see what conditions you are attempting and dont be afraid to ask someone else who is airing down in the same place. I ask people coming on and off to see whats up. Happy trails
Crabbypatty 09/24/16 05:35am Truck Campers
RE: GREAT Mysteries of RV'n

They must use midgets when designing bathrooms.....(no offense just really non typical sized homosapiens)
Crabbypatty 09/21/16 04:28am General RVing Issues
RE: what is "glamping'?

Its a made up term that allows those who think we are trailer trash to camp. These are the same folks who buy airstreams and have them parked in there back yards as guest houses.
Crabbypatty 09/20/16 04:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Ham Radio Operaters out there?

Im a ham and brought my Baofeng GT3 HT with me and had a few qso's. I have yet to operate while on the road. There is an RV Services Net http://rvsvcnet.wbcci.net/rv-service-nets/ That operates all over the country to assist rvers on the road. I intend on getting a buddipole or something like that to setup when parked. For the TV I was thinking about a Little Tar Heel. Still a wrok in progress. 73's k2bkr
Crabbypatty 09/17/16 05:02am General RVing Issues
RE: 4x4 vs 2x4

We camp on the outer beach so 4x4 is mandatory. Living in the North East 4x4 is mandatory with the snow. That being said if you dont live in the snowy regions and do not ever want to camp off road, you think that you might not need it. However we camped in the WHite Mountains and our site was just a little off grade. It rained the noght before departure. I couldnt drive out of the gravel site in 2 wd. I pressed the button to 4wd and we were on our way. Thing I backed into the site and it looked fine. That very slight grade change didnt even click unitl we tried to leave. I would have needed a tow without it.
Crabbypatty 09/16/16 04:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Best place to list an RV For Sale

I listed and sold my Travel trailer on Craigslist. Yes there are scammers but I post other items as well and also sold a band saw. In the bottom of my listings I require that they only contact me with email address and phone number. I use the craiglist reply and do not use my email address or phone number in the ads. I will not reply no matter how inviting unless they do this. I put in just enough but not to much info which requires them after initial contact to come look at it. So far this has eliminated the thugs. Keep your guard up!
Crabbypatty 09/14/16 04:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: I need 3 rows of seats and more towing power....

You need a real tow vehicle not just a vehicle that can tow. Everything can tow something. The everyday Suburban is meant for round town, its not a truck. We had the k2500 4x4 Suburban for 10 years and sold it with 209,000 miles on still going strong. 3 Rows of seats kids and 27'TT from Maine to Fla. It had the 8.1L The 2500 Suburban was designed to tow from the ground up and they marketed it to the horse lovers. You wont be disappointed. We would have bought another one but we are moving into getting a 5ver soon. Great Truck!
Crabbypatty 09/13/16 04:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Communications Equipment / Radios

We travel with the CB when heading south from NY. The truckers are on it and they let you know how to work around traffic. Especially on I95. There is an app called WAZE it gives current traffic reports from users like us. Very Useful. I also was caught in a lightning storm that would make you find religion. Since then I always have a weather radio with me. They make them specifically. I am also a ham and will have that soon as well. There are areas that we have traveled and will travel where there is no cell service. So its nice to know that I can call someone on the radio, should we need help.
Crabbypatty 09/12/16 04:33am Technology Corner
RE: camping world Kingston, NY

I purchased from CW Kingston. First the real problem is that you signed on the line and pulled out before running up all the systems and thoroughly checking the rig. If you hold your signature until they provide the service needed, you will be amazed at the attention you get. That's your bad. Yes its a shame that we, consumers, have to do this, but it seems that no one really gives a **** anymore. It took us over 4 hours before we consummated our sale. Largely due to the salesman who set us up with a tech who actually cared spent the time make certain all our requests were done. The trailer wasn't clean, they cleaned it again. They filled the propane we turned on everything that runs with gas. Connected a hose and ran the water up. Plugged it in ran heat /ac everything.Checked for leaks. The manager was a stick in the mud but finally gave in on a few issues, but he wasn't happy. Certainly he could have blown the sale. I think management in Kingston is where they should start to fix the problem up there. The last issue was we came with cash and they couldn't accept it. It was to much. So we bought the unit on our credit card which cost Marcus 3 points. Just Dumb and we gained lots of points...
Crabbypatty 09/10/16 05:43am Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Tahoe vs Suburban

Had a Tahoe which is a light duty short wheelbase 1/2 ton. You cannot safely pull more than 25'. Its the tail wagging the dog. We wanted a 27 foot TT as it had the couch. We waited until we found a 2500 Suburban. That is the 3/4 ton model which was designed for towing. If your going to do any serious rving like traveling, you need to purchase the best horse before the cart. It took us a couple of years to cobble it together, but when it was set up, we drove everywhere and had lots of fun. Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 09/09/16 04:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: How many of you use solar?

428 Watts, Trimetric Battery Monitor, Morningstar Controller, 2- Trojan T-125's 6 Volt Flooded batteries & Xantrax 2000 Watt Modofied Sine Wave Inverter. Just had our thrid trip off the grid with three kids, everyone charging there phones, computors etc. Went down to 84% by morning and took ost of the day but by late afternoon we were 100%. Im going to add another panel or two. Wish I did it sooner. PS My fridge is three way and runs on gas when dry camping, but still it doesnt draw alot.
Crabbypatty 09/07/16 04:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Max speed towing.

My tires are rated for 65. Personally I am comfortable at 60-65 max. Its alot of weight for a TT. Its the journey not just the destination...
Crabbypatty 09/06/16 04:39am Towing
RE: Dear Marcus-Your Millions, My Rules

Having purchased our New to us, a used 2008 Sunnybrook Sunset Creek TT from CW Kingston. The salesman saved the sale as exactly what the original poster stated, no one checked the unit. Being experienced rvers we weren't paying or signing until we were satisfied. The interior wasnt cleaned and there was mouse poop. I am amazed that my wife even continued, but she liked the unit. The cleaning crew couldnt care less and had to be pushed. The salesman did setup an experienced tech who truely wanted us to be happy. I wanted all systems run up and checked out. The manager was BLEH and we had a couple of go-rounds. So I think it goes to management of the individual stores and then trickles down from there. Certainly if I was managing a CW, everyone would be on point. In sales, which I am, a simple mantra is "you never get a second chance to make a first impression". NO matter my mood or issues of the day, once im dealing with a customer, I hit the switch and go into over service mode. I see these complaints come nationwide so who ever is the main sales manager in charge of training the individual store managers, needs more training.....Its starts at the top
Crabbypatty 08/25/16 04:51am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Need help! Directions that allow an RV to Jones Beach

You can take the 440 OuterBridge Crossing to the Staten Island Express Way. Then take the Brooklyn Queens Expressway to the Long Island Express Way. Then there are other routes to go south to Jones. be Careful Trailers Trucks aren't allowed on the Parkways. Long Island Parkways have notoriously LOW Bridges and your TC might get sheared off depending on the height. Be careful on your route South. If you have a low TC like cap height I would take a chance and run the parkway from the expressway. Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 08/25/16 04:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Fuel Economy on 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 with the 8 speed Tranny

Our former k2500 Suburban with the 8.1L and 3 speed towing 7500-8000lbs was 6-8 depending on the hills and 11 around town. Our 2015 F250 6.2L 6 speed 3.73 rear. Around town its in the 14's. Towing 12.5. Very impressed. I was concerned with getting a gasser and wanted a diesel, but Im very happy with the gasser as we only tow 20 days or so, and I didnt want to pay the diesel price penalty
Crabbypatty 08/24/16 05:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Factory Installed Brake Controllers

We just upgraded to an f250 with the controller. Before that we had the Prodigy P3 that I hooked up. No matter the adjustment or wiring I always felt like I was being pushed by the TT. Now with the built int controller, like magic stops on a dime. I was cut off and had to lock it up and it did. Must be something with the onboard computer syncing it all together. HUGE difference. In the ford you can input fr the different types of trailers that you tow. Love it!
Crabbypatty 08/24/16 05:02am Towing
RE: Refrigerator and fueling?

Ive never turned it off. The TV is way up there and the TT is way back there.Never an issue.
Crabbypatty 08/19/16 05:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best lobster in Maine

On the right side of the causeway before you drive into Mt Desert Island which is aka Bar Harbor, is Trents Lobster Pound. we had the sweetest wood fired cooked in ocean water 2.5 pounders. Im salivating....
Crabbypatty 08/19/16 05:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cherrystone, Campground, VA

We went 5x's and want to go back. Of all the cg's that we have been to in 12 years of rving, this is our favorite. Cant wait to go back. Theres just something about it!
Crabbypatty 08/19/16 04:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Northeast Trip

I live in North East and agree that if you have a choice take I81 up. 95 is just horrible on a good day. I95 in Maine I believ would be fine having driving it many times the size of the truckers going up there are huge. Google I95 there are books and websites that provide all the information. We Camped at Bar Harbor Oceanfront KOA and had a great time. We had a waterfront site. They have a guy that cooks lobsters every night and you just walk up and pay. Something really cool is that they have a free bus that circles the island. All you need to do is walk up the office and wait for it. This will take you everywhere. On the way into Mt Desert Island which is Bar Harbor on the right side of the causeway is Trents Lobster Pound. We devoured the sweetest most tender 2.5 lb lobster that we ever had. Acadia we took our bikes and biked the park, drove some and had lunch up at the lake house. Amazing country! Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 08/18/16 04:52am Roads and Routes
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