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RE: Too many miles on truck before long trip?

Our k2500 Suburban has 198,000 and we dont hesistate to take it anywhere. Its still strong. The body is starting to go on the rear door and down low. We have broken down on long trips. Unexpected issues and both times found a nice chevy dealers nearby who helped us out. The last time they had to order the part so I called the cg and let us back in no problem. They air frieghted the part in. Next day limped up to the dealer with the TT and fam. Unhitched and they proceeded to play games and have lunch in the parking lot while it was repaired. We continued on after that. If its gonna happen it will happen on the road or close to home You know your ride if it feels and sounds good and you trust it, take it.
Crabbypatty 12/10/14 04:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Horrible Bumpy Ride in 1/2 ton pulling TT

Upgrade to a 2500hd. We pull a 7000lb tt with a 2500 Suburban, nice ride and I know the TT is there.
Crabbypatty 12/02/14 04:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Keeping Batteries Charged in Winter

You could have left them on the TT and added a Charge Wizard controller to your onboard power supply converter. It does more than a trickle charge it also stirs the batteries. Its about $25 and takes 5 minutes to install. I have had my TT plugged in for 11 years with 6volt flooded batteries. I do like your setup by why move them if you dont have to?
Crabbypatty 11/26/14 04:40am Tech Issues
RE: Opinions on my battery charging profile (solar)

To answer your question you need to look at the costco battery specs. I think that they are made by interstate. I have Trojans with a charge wizard. The charge wizard only goes to 14.4 and I have had my first pair of Trojans for 11 years. Ill be doing solar in the spring as we dry camp and the last outing our generator had an issue, so I would like less work and more automation.
Crabbypatty 11/26/14 04:36am Tech Issues
RE: Easy Electrical Question Sunny Brook 2816

Yeah took me a while to find them also. In my Sunnybrook they are located in the ceiling cabinet next tot he microwave in the kitchen. Weird place I had to locate it after I blew a fuse. I since went out and bought the fuses need to replace them and taped them inside the door.
Crabbypatty 11/25/14 04:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Gummed Up Honda EU 2000 Gen

I have the 3000 and it has an external fuel cutoff and I run the generator dry. I did not know that the 2000 did not have one, so that's a good tip! I also use StarTron fuel additive in the gas all the time. I have yet to have an issue.
Crabbypatty 11/24/14 04:27am Tech Issues
RE: Camping World Sales

Its not just CW its everywhere. You have to ask for the bottome line and if any other charges might occur. I purchased a TT from CW it was used and they wanted to hit me up for a battery. I told them did not need it as I was switching to 6volts anyway and requested that the battery it came with was just fine. They said no. I said take the battery off and Ill bring my own. Then they said no charge you can keep the battery. So you cant just walk in the door and expect that your not going to get zinged. I also had to pay a prep fee but knew about it. I had one then two techs and a cleaning crew in there. They should of had it all ready prior to my arrival. There bad. But I made sure it was perfect when it left and they sure did work on it. All things considered I am happy with my purchase at CW, but like any dealer you need to pay attention. Otherwise its your bad. Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 11/23/14 04:48am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Best way south around Baltimore tunnel

Yes we have taken the FSK Bridge many times. Our last time down we took I78 in Penn to I81 south and cut over at I66 to Fredericksburg. Missed all the headaches and that's my go south route now. Tired of I 95 mess. Alternate route is to go east and south down 13 the Delmarva Peninsula and over the Cheasapeake Bay Bridge. that's a very scenic beautiful stress free ride Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 11/21/14 04:30am Roads and Routes
RE: RV cover, the good, bad and ugly of using one.

I didnt cover it the first few years and it took much longer to clean up in the spring. Now after winterizing, I wash wax it then cover it. DF cleans the inside and we just leave a one vent cracked open. Its ready to go when we uncover it and its protected from the elements.
Crabbypatty 11/20/14 04:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: I know why Goodyear calls them Marathons

I had Marathons on my first TT that I owned for 11 yrs. The set it came with were 4 yrs old and I replaced them 4 yrs later as the side walls cracked which I noticed at a gas station halfway on a trip. That set went 5 yrs and not wanting to have that over the road experience again, I replaced them before a long trip. My philosophy is to fix it in the driveway, not the interstate or grain silo Iowa where there aren't any parts available. Our new to us TT came with Loadstars and they look beastly. Ill let you know about them as time goes on.
Crabbypatty 11/19/14 04:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dish or DirecTV?

I've brought Dish over the road for years. I think it comes down to the package of channels that interest you. I take my hooper from home and bought a used dish and put it on a tripod. I sometimes can be a real pain to locate satellites. I am probably going to buy a winegard x2 in the spring to automate that function. I am going to mount it on the ladder and bring the tripod in case we go to a cg in the trees. I do enjoy local channels to get the local flavor and replaced my batwing with a Jackd antennae. Brings in many digital channels.
Crabbypatty 11/18/14 02:14pm Technology Corner
RE: How far would you travel for a deal?

My Dad drove 10 hours to upstate NY and slept in a parking lot to get a great deal on Moho. We drove 4 hours last April to get a great deal on our new to us TT. Then we spent the first night in it instead of coming home at a nearby KOA. Lot of fun!
Crabbypatty 11/14/14 04:45am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: TV antenna

I changed my Batwing end to a Jackd and immediately went from barely 3 channels to over 20 with good signals. On sale at CW $38. Try that first. I do have two flat screens and got rid of the old CRT TV's
Crabbypatty 11/14/14 04:38am Technology Corner
RE: RV Tourism in Mexico

Good luck to you. The drug cartels are everywhere. Ive been to Acapulco and now they said hotels are at 20% occupancy and no one is on the beach. I like to travel and not worry. I would be nervous in Mexico unless we had a heavily armed security team with us. Just not worth making the papers
Crabbypatty 11/14/14 04:35am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Tow Vehicle Tires upgrade

My Load Range E tires were over $200 each but I dont worry about the weight even though we bought a bigger TT. The last thing I want to think about going down the road is my tires. Buy the best you can get.
Crabbypatty 11/10/14 04:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Portable generator

You need to buy another one and link them together if that's possible with that brand. I know both Honda and Yamaha can link up to make 4,000 watts. Also install a "hard start kit" in your ac or have it done for you. It is a larger capacitor which stores energy to start the ac up. Its starts charging as soon as it has power. This was another reason why I bought the Honda eu3000i so it can run the a/c. I bought my hard start kit from CW and installed it myself. Was very simple to do, but be careful that TT is unplugged and capacitor that you take out, might still be charged, you could get shocked. Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 11/09/14 05:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Portable generator

I have had the Honda 3000i now for 11 years. Runs ac, microwave, and most importantly charges the batts and with the large gas tank I only need to put gas in it if I stay dry camping for more than a week. You've spent alot of money on the TV then the RV so spend accordingly for the genny. To many times we go dry camping and people near us buy the cheap home center generators that rattle your fillings. The Honda inverter series, while more money are quiet. Its better for you and better for your neighbors. Yamaha makes one and I believe there is a Chinese made unit thats less expensive but I cant think of the name. If the 3000 is to heavy, the Honda 2000 is only 45 lbs. Look on Craigslist for a used one. Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 11/08/14 03:11am General RVing Issues
RE: New OTA TV Antenna

I replaced my batwing with the Jackd antenna. Its powered and my stations went from barely 3 to 20+. It has been on sale at CW cost $38. One of the best mods made.
Crabbypatty 11/08/14 03:06am Technology Corner
RE: Firewood.. what do you do?

We buy at the cg to prevent the spread of the beatle that are killing all the trees. Unless we camp locally then we bring our own. We cook with charcoal so when we are done grilling I pour the coals into the pit, add kindling and walla fire.
Crabbypatty 11/06/14 04:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Ipad booster

What your talking about is a wifi booster. If you think about it RV's are sheathed in aluminum and metal all of which block rf signals. So an external antenna is the key. I bought a hawkings smart repeater router and connected it to a hawkings wifi antennae on the roof. As long as the CG has a good wifi setup, I have full signal.
Crabbypatty 11/06/14 04:24am Technology Corner
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