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RE: Any harm in leaving the TT plugged in all the time??

Mine is not plugged in for two months, December and April; I check the battery level about every 3 months and add water about every six months.
PackerBacker 09/02/14 05:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2012 Ram 1500 / Shasta Oasis 310K

You'll be fine. I'm 7670 lbs dry (includes battery and two full propane tanks) and 820 lbs on the pin. I use an Equal-i-zer 10k hitch. I tow with 500-600 lbs of stuff in the trailer. I have a 2014 Ram 1500 with the 5.7L and 3:92 gears
PackerBacker 09/02/14 04:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Dometic or Norcold? Electric?

I've had all three, Dometic, Norcold and now an Atwood, to me they all perform really well. My current Atwood has a fan that cycles on and off all the time and I've found that it cooled at a lower setting better than my Norcold one. I've actually had to turn it down because things were beginning to freeze. It also has a larger evaporator tray and doesn't end up dripping water in the fridge like my previous two fridges did. The feature that I like is that the helium is not flammable like the hydrogen was on the other units. Having said this though, I would have been happy with whichever fridge came with the trailer when I bought it.
PackerBacker 08/31/14 06:31am Travel Trailers
RE: water hose

As stated, drain it, join both ends but then don't put it in a sealed container until it dries out externally. I just set mine in a plastic bin/tub without the cover on until everything is dry in the tub. Sometimes takes a week.
PackerBacker 08/28/14 01:59pm Beginning RVing
RE: Lift trailer under frame or axle

It depends on what type of axles and frame your trailer has. Best bet is to check in your owner's manual. I agree. I know on mine I lift with my floor jack and a block of wood under the U bolts.
PackerBacker 08/28/14 06:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Door sticker says never exceed 1263 lbs of cargo/passengers.

WOW. Just got off the phone with my 5er buddy. He's in Alpine, AZ. He couldn't find a specific reference to the cargo/payload capacity on his door sticker but he said not to worry, by adding leaf springs to his truck he has increased the payload capacity and he reckons it's like a 3/4 ton now. I told him he actually reduced his payload capacity by the exact amount that the leaf springs weigh. Oh no that couldn't be he said, besides there is a Federal law that makes it illegal for a RV dealership to sell an RV that is too heavy for the customer's tow vehicle, at least that's what his last dealer told him and he believes it. What if he doesn't have a tow vehicle? I've actually bought two trailers prior to buying a tow vehicle!
PackerBacker 08/27/14 07:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking for higher end travel trailer

We traded our 09 Holiday Rambler that we bought new in 08 for our Enterra 314RES TT to get more living room and kitchen space after we stopped traveling as much. Great decision for us, very happy with the TT in spite of less outdoor storage. We use it a lot more now that it sits on a seasonal campsite.
PackerBacker 08/27/14 02:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Went from 1 ton to 1/2 ton and couldn't be happier

When I bought our new truck in April, I got a half ton instead of a three-quarter ton like I've had in the past. I much prefer the ride as my daily driver and we just don't tow very often any more. I'm very happy with my Ram 1500 Big Horn.
PackerBacker 08/27/14 01:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Crossing into Canada

Here in Quebec the EDL was never a big hit; both sides of the border are promoting NEXUS cards as the way to go.
PackerBacker 08/27/14 01:25pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Relocating south, heated tanks or not ?

We live in Myrtle Beach in the winter. Over the part couple of years we've had spells of 2-3 days in a row where the temps went to the low 20's and never got up above freezing. When we are there and it's freezing we leave the grey tank open and let the bathroom sink run at just above a drizzle. We use ceramic heaters daytime and run the furnace at night. I have heated tanks but many of our camping friends do not. When return home to Montreal for the holidays etc..., I winterize the trailer before I store it; drain the hw heater, drain the tanks and pump rv anti-freeze throughout the system.
PackerBacker 08/26/14 02:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: camping with a smart car

Before selecting a trailer, you need to find out what the towing capacity is for the Smart Car.
PackerBacker 08/26/14 01:59pm Beginning RVing
RE: toilet paper

We use Scott 1000's and have done for many years; sometimes I'll pick up a different brand if it's a good sale. Never waste your money on RV toilet paper!
PackerBacker 08/26/14 04:49am General RVing Issues
RE: New Ram 3500 DRW Megacab rear ended by Semi

Whole new meaning to 'short bed' !:E
PackerBacker 08/25/14 05:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Canadian currency melts?

Absolute nonsense, I keep a small amount of both Canadian and US bills in my truck for emergencies (less than $50 usually for wondering!) and have never had any of the new Cdn bills 'melt'. Someone is spinning a tall tail. :E
PackerBacker 08/25/14 05:19pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: winterize sticks and bricks?

We turn the water off and leave the heat (electric) low; I also shut off the hot water heater. Another thing we started doing was turing off the 220v breaker for the kitchen glass top stove. I also use timers for lights throughout the house and our daughter comes over to check if we've had a power failure. We're in snow country so we have a snow removal service and our neighbor park's one or their cars in our driveway most of the winter.
PackerBacker 08/25/14 06:18am Snowbirds
RE: Radiance R21RBIK Travel Trailer

This is what I've got from Cruiser RV online; http://cruiserrv.com/images/downloads/Cruiser%20RV%20Owners%20Manual.pdf I torque the 15" wheels on my Enterra to 90 lbs. Not sure what size rims you have on the Radiance but typically if the are 14" then 90lbs is good however if they are 13" then it's likely 75 lbs.
PackerBacker 08/25/14 05:44am Travel Trailers
RE: How old and still driving????

My buddy is 83 and still drives his class A along with his toad; he also still flys his own plane!
PackerBacker 08/24/14 05:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: 60 mph is just fine.

I also tow at between 55-60 mph; it's just my comfort zone with the TT.
PackerBacker 08/24/14 06:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Who makes the best trailer ? - my answer

Well for me, if Airstream made units with slides, that would be the best trailer. My neighbor has a 1962 Airstream that has been very well cared for by his Dad before he got it. It hasn't been restored since there is no need to do so but it has been well maintained. Things like hw heater, fridge and furnace have been replaced a couple times but then again, it's over 50 years old.
PackerBacker 08/24/14 06:27am Travel Trailers
RE: What are your fall camping plans?

On or around October 3rd we'll begin our trek to Myrtle Beach (SC) from Montreal. We take it easy and travel 4 days to enjoy the fall colors; stop early each day and relax. We'll come home at the end of October then head back down after Christmas for the winter.
PackerBacker 08/20/14 01:07pm RV Lifestyle
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