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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
RE: Anyone carry a ladder?

I added a ladder to the back of the TT. On one trip I had a problem with the slide topper. I couldnt reach it from the roof, or ground. The neighboring camper lent me his fold up homeowners step ladder. I bought the same one. Its 4 feet and that allows me to reach everything i need to around the rig, all the way to the roof line. Stows nicely. Cost is $70 at the home center. Looks like this. https://www.amazon.com/Ladder-Folding-Capacity-Industrial-Lightweight/dp/B072SSZHNJ?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B072SSZHNJ
Crabbypatty 10/03/17 04:22am Truck Campers
RE: Stony Brook Hospital Long Island, NY info needed

There are trailer rentals on LI. Google them. The season is ending so you might get a deal. Otherwise consult with the hospital and see if you can rent a room in a house someplace close.
Crabbypatty 10/02/17 04:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Ford 6.2 L opinions

We tow the same TT as you. The f250 6.2l 6 speed with 3.73's tows fine. There are some hills where it down shifts however all considered its a great TV. the 298 loaded is almost 4 tons, so im very happy with this trucks performance. Eventually we will sell the 298 and get a 5th wheel. Thats why we bought this truck
Crabbypatty 10/02/17 04:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Why not put turbos on 2500 gas trucks

I agree. They place twin turbos on the Ford Raptor. Essentially an off roaded f150. I have the 6.2l , 6 speed, 3.73 rear. While its good towing 8,000lbs, it does have slow down a bit in the hills. One nice thing is that the new v8's upped the power band and they power up into the 4,000r+ rpm range
Crabbypatty 09/29/17 04:46am Towing
RE: A rant about common courtesy to your neighboring campers

I have encountered the same rudeness as well as leaving the port spotlight on all night, while they sleep soundly behind their blackoutshades.....The best though is the generator. Typically up front driver side so its not pointed in their site, puffing away choking us out next door...I spoke with one gent who aid he never thought about that and told him that they sell the long pipe for $100 to put it over the roof. I think the problem is that people dont think......
Crabbypatty 09/29/17 04:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Skillet breakfast recipe

And... I t always tastes better while camping...
Crabbypatty 09/28/17 04:32am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Max Charging Amps with Honda 3000i Gen

WHy do you need to cook the batteries so much? They must be boiling away? I use solar when dry camping with two Trojans t-125's and have yet to have a need to pump so much into the batteries. I also use a 3000i but charge regularly through the house charger
Crabbypatty 09/28/17 04:28am Tech Issues
RE: Carolinas pull through overnight sites near 95

Raleigh KOA. Right off I95 with a gas station on the corner. Restaraunts all nearby.
Crabbypatty 09/27/17 05:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best route to assateague island?

VeeBees x2. First stop over the CBBT is Stingrays, great ribs.
Crabbypatty 09/22/17 04:31am Roads and Routes
RE: Road trip and two blow outs on Goodyear Marathons

How fast were you driving and was the trailer overloaded? Marathons are rated for 65mph. If you drive faster and are heavy they heat up. That said perhaps one of them may have been defective but two? I just replaced all four shoes with the Good Year Endurance. Load range E speed rated 80 mph. Just came back from a trip and they are designed to run cooler and they were as I checked them at fill ups and when I stopped. Blowouts could be from multiple causes. Debris in the road, underinflation, driving to fast, to heavy or overloaded. PS I had two sets of Marathons on my prior TT and never had an issue other than I wore them out. I liked the tire. I would have put than on this TT but they offered a upgraded version the Endurance, so thats what I did. The cost difference was negligible.
Crabbypatty 09/22/17 04:29am Travel Trailers
Hurricane Irma

Anyone looking at the future track of Irma? Was thinking about heading out to the northeast coast late next week, but now will watch and see. Alot of future tracks look like its gonna head into the southeast to mid Atlantic and continue northward.....
Crabbypatty 09/02/17 05:44am Class C Motorhomes
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