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RE: Eating out

EAting out is a treat. WE may do it once during a week stay. But eating at the RV is required. Sort of defeats the point of having an RV with a kitchen if you are going to eat like your staying in a hotel.
Lantley 08/23/16 05:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Why do I clean before we camp?

THere is nothing wrong with cleaning everything however I have broke the obsessive habit. I've clean when things need it and not out of routine. THe object is to use the camper to the fullest, not to clean it to the fullest. Yes they go hand in hand But the rig does not need to be detailed every trip. If you only camp occasionally cleaning every trip maybe feasible but if you camp frequently detailing every trip takes up too much valuable time.
Lantley 08/23/16 05:14am Toy Haulers
RE: Heavy Black Tank Smell

Flush King use it occasionally. You'll be amazed at what comes out
Lantley 08/20/16 07:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Upgraded to sailun s637 Tires, huge difference from towmaxes

Interesting reply from Sailun. By recommending that you run at least 10 to 15 lbs over the the ratings given in the charts, he makes it pretty clear that you shouldn't get too cute with pressures and that these chart pressures are as stated in the chart title, "tire load limits for various cold tire pressures". Not recommended pressures. Why anyone would want to intentionally run a tire at near its load limit when it wasn't necessary is beyond me. If you are going to use these charts to determine what pressures you need, you will also need to know exactly how much weight your tires are carrying. Due to their layouts, many rigs have substantial differences in left to right loading. My unit is a good example. It was weighed at the factory and came with a sheet giving actual UVW, pin, left and right side weights. Empty, my left side tires are carrying 600 lbs more than the right side and as most of the interior storage is also on the left side, that is probably more like an 800 lb difference loaded. This means that each left side tire would be carrying 400 lbs more than each right side tire with the trailer loaded. Just dividing the weight carried by the axles by four and using that to determine tire pressure from a chart could put me in an unsafe condition. I use sidewall pressure for my E rated tires and as long as they wear evenly, I'll be happy to take the extra load capacity it gives. Well said. It's silly to try to dial in exact tire weights to all 4 tires. Each tire would need to be filled differently. I air to maxc PSI. I will take all the added capacity I can get. Wear has not been an issue for me.
Lantley 08/19/16 12:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Showing up late

I love watching those who know how to backup without assistance do so going back & forth, getting out of the truck then back in again multiple times while the DW attends to the itty bitty dog & the traffic backs up on the CG road as Mr I Can Do It gets frustrated. Great entertainment. Watched one once. Counted 18 times forward & back getting into an easy backin. I'll stick with the DW using a radio, giving simple hand signals & acting as a reference point for backing in. Boring to watch I'm sure but we get into some crazy tight spots without drama. As long as there is daylight I have no problem backing in solo. I generally pull up. Get out walk the site to size things up and just back in. Practice makes perfect. More than once I have headed out solo with the dog or toddler kids. I had no other adult with me. As long as it is daytime. I'm fine. If/when the sun goes down things get much harder
Lantley 08/18/16 06:21pm Beginning RVing
RE: Upgraded to sailun s637 Tires, huge difference from towmaxes

If Sailun would only make 15" and 16" tires for those of us running lighter weights... Lyle They do make 16" diameter size E's or G's? Lyle G's
Lantley 08/18/16 04:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dinghy brakes or not?

Towing without brakes in the OP's scenario is negligence and illegal in most places. Cite the law as it applies to the OP in "most places". Here in Florida a trailer under 3000 pounds need not have brakes. But a 2 axle towing vehicle and trailer under 3000 pounds must be able to stop from 20mph in 40'. So the OP is good in Florida. Now Florida isn't most places but It's a place, and one rife with RVs pulling cars. Spin it anyway you want. Since I'm not a lawyer but just another RV'er I won't cite you any specific laws.But the song remains the same. There is cheap and there is careless. If the OP gets into a accident because he can't stop in time shame on him....He knows better regardless of the regulations.
Lantley 08/17/16 07:11pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Dinghy brakes or not?

Your really asking a silly question. You know the answer. You need brakes. Towing without brakes in the OP's scenario is negligence and illegal in most places. If something goes wrong and someone gets hurt I hope you are content and can accept your actions. Why would you want to tow without brakes? For the savings? Really!
Lantley 08/17/16 05:26pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Lost contents of refregerator

The technology exist to resolve this issue.Get a trma level check. To easily check your LP level. They are not cheap but they are cheaper than losing a fridge/freezer full of food. Thanks Lantley. I just bought the one Dometic stamps there name on from Amazon for just over $32.00 click here I paid a couple $ more and bought it direct from Amazon so if it don't work I can return it no questions asked. I do maintain 8 LP tanks between RV's and grills, maybe this will make it easier. I'll just note that I have the Domestic. First one I got rattled and didn't work because the "cages" which hold the battery were loose. Second one worked but I just dropped it in the dirt and sure enough the batteries are loose again. I may try and re solder them but not sure it will work. I suspect the Truma is much better made. Note I have the dometic style/type as well. It does not work as well as the Truma. It sort of works OK but you have to fuss with it to get an accurate reading. I recommend the Truma over the knock offs. In this case taking the savings was not the right move. I should have paid for the one that works with ease vs. the cheaper erratic model ....LOL
Lantley 08/17/16 03:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Upgraded to sailun s637 Tires, huge difference from towmaxes

If Sailun would only make 15" and 16" tires for those of us running lighter weights... Lyle They do make 16" diameter size
Lantley 08/17/16 03:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camping in V Beach first time @ Holiday Trav-L-Park

You guys have questionable memories. First Landing does not have full hook ups the beach faces the bay not the ocean. There are no sand dunes or ocean view at Trav L park. What you guys do have correct is both places are great destinations for seeing Va Beach. Classic comparison larger private sites at first landing state parks. Lots of nature and bike trails. Walking distance to bay beach. No sewer at sites. Trav L FHU sites,pool dedicated parking lot at the beach. Smaller sites.Closer to the action
Lantley 08/16/16 08:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lost contents of refregerator

The technology exist to resolve this issue.Get a trma level check. To easily check your LP level. They are not cheap but they are cheaper than losing a fridge/freezer full of food. Truma level Check http://www.levelcheck.com/img/truma.jpg
Lantley 08/16/16 07:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Showing up late

ddndoug wrote: If we have reservations and arrive late (especially after quite hours), we plug in the electric and that's about it so we don't wake the neighbors. We can survive for a night without leveling and water connections. People understand late arrivals and typically don't mind as long as you try to be courteous. Sometimes late arrivals are totally unavoidable and we do the same as above-as little as possible until morning. We have even slept with the slides in. What has always amazed me is the number of people who come out of nowhere to offer help and sometimes beer! Your neighbors may be sympathetic to your face, but the park office often hears a different song. For the past several years, we have not allowed late check ins. We get much less pushback from that policy than we got from other guests when a late arrival woke them in the middle of the night. We have a redundant system to inform all potential guests of that policy. Furthermore, we contact each incoming guest on the date of their arrival to check on their travel progress. If it is apparent they cannot make the arrival deadline, we cancel that night without charge to the customer and direct them to alternative accommodations. Very rarely does the customer object, but when they do we remind ourselves our business is to please the 99 guests already on site who were able to arrive on time and not to try and please the outlier at the expense of those 99. I believe you will find this is a small, but growing trend in the industry. It doesn't come at the expense of the 99-it only comes at the expense of those who it bothers, who are probably bothered by everything. I would definitely not use your campground because of this. If you won't let me come in you dam well better not charge me. Even though I might start out early even the best laid plans go awry and I don't want to lose a day of vacation by setting up elsewhere and then having to move again. I suspect your "less pushback" perception is because people are not staying there and just not saying anything for that reason. As another stated we here complaints about late-comers but what do you do to discourage Ethel and Fred yelling at each other because they are deaf, Diesel Pusher Dave who idles his rig for 30 minutes at 5 a.m. and Screaming Sally who thinks that the entire campground needs to hear her discipline her kids? I guess I just think a part of customer service is accepting the fact life doesn't always follow the rules we want. I started camping 40 years ago with my youth group, have camped with scouts, in a tent and MH and not once have I found a campground with a "no late arrivals" rule. A "you must be married" rule but late comers have always been welcome.Never claimed I please 100% of all potential customers. Our policy works for us and judging by the lack of complaints, works for our customers as well. If it doesn't work for you, you won't be a customer, so I don't have to worry about pleasing you. And as I previously stated, our policy won't be a surprise so that won't fly as an excuse. His CG his rules. In the end the solution seems to work for both of you. Crowe doesn't want to stay there and WRVPO doesn't want you to stay there. Seems like a win win. I have no dog in this fight but as a business owner with lots of experience with John Q Public I have come to understand I cannot please everyone and I don't try to.
Lantley 08/16/16 07:20pm Beginning RVing
RE: Showing up late

While arriving in at dark is doable. I really try to avoid arriving in the dark at a CG I am not familiar with. Too many pitfalls when it's pitch black. I've arrived at night more than once, but it's not fun and should be avoided if possible. I agree could be very hot and buggy this time of year
Lantley 08/15/16 09:13pm Beginning RVing
RE: Is there anyone that just will not go to private campgrounds

We are full timers and use a variety of campsites. However, state parks are pricing themselves out of business from us. We have been charged as much as $45 for a state park site with only water and electric. We can find nice (spacious) private campgrounds for much less than state parks. Ouch, that is something! Some Michigan's state parks are close to $40 now just electric, quite a bit more for water+sewer. Hope it's not a trend... letting publicly owned parks manage themselves without input from the public that owns them, and fund themselves rather than general fund, forces them into profit driven thinking... just like the private parks :( I don't see them as profit driven. I see them as being self sufficient. Being able to survive long term without totally relying on taxpayer subsidies is a worthwhile approach.
Lantley 08/15/16 09:02pm Beginning RVing
RE: Is there anyone that just will not go to private campgrounds

THere is not a one size fits answer. I* take the best CG available in the area I plan to be in. I am not committed exclusively to public or private. I am able to enjoy them both. The OP needs to expand on their camping destinations. All private CG's are not sardine cans and all public campgrounds do not have boundless sites. There are both good and bad public and private CG's of all shapes and sizes ther challenge is finding the ones that meet your needs. Keep in mind needs change and everyone's needs are not the same.
Lantley 08/14/16 03:06pm Beginning RVing
RE: RV Quality

Every time I point out an issue, many come right back defending the junk. As long as folks blame the user instead of the manufacturer nothing will change. It would be best if you look at a new RV as a pile of materials that needs assembly, you will have the correct outlook. Amen brother! Most forums either blame the user, or claim that repairs allow us to learn more about our units. I am not a repairman and didn't buy a RV to learn how to become one. And, quality does not necessarily mean higher cost. Many of us oldtimers remember when foreign carmakers taught Detroit a lesson by building lower cost and higher quality cars. THe foreign car thing and competition sounds good, but RV's are not cars. RV's are an American thing. The large RV's only work on America large Roads and super highways. All foreign countries have cars but few have RV's on the scale of the USA. There is not enough demand or market share to entice foreign competition.
Lantley 08/12/16 04:00am General RVing Issues
RE: *Updated* Fresh Water tank fell off while driving

Tanks falling out is a fairly common occurrence. The OP's were not the first and won't be the last
Lantley 08/11/16 08:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV Quality

If they built higher quality units they'd probably price many of us out of the market. Maybe but that didn't happen with automobiles. Automobiles are a worldwide commodity Rv's are not! RV workers are not paid salaries equivalent to auto workers. The only thing they have in common is wheels and brakes! RV's have just as much in common with your house as they do with your car. The avg. run of the mill RV manufactures are thriving. The RV makers that tried to build units to a higher standard are falling to the wayside. Sunline,Cameo,DRV,Excel,Lifestyle/Evergreen have all faded away. They all had a stellar reputation for building higher quality units yet they ultimately were not supported by consumers. In the end most consumers are not willing to pay or can't afford better quality.
Lantley 08/11/16 08:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lifting the 5er

I had a Correct trax kit installed. Gave me the 2" lift I needed to create adequate bed rail clearance. No issues works well.
Lantley 08/11/16 04:04pm Fifth-Wheels
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