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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
RE: Alaska Rollcall 2014

Please post further updates to Alaska Roll Call to the thread below; http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/26960837/page/80.cfm Thanks, ... Eric (Moderator)
PackerBacker 08/19/14 05:24pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 2014 Viewfinder Refrigerator issue

If it is an Atwood like mine, you need to cycle it about 3 or 4 times by turning it off and restarting it. Once the gas is sufficiently in the system, it should light on propane and stay lit, i.e. no red check light. That's what my manual indicated and it worked fine for mine.
PackerBacker 08/18/14 07:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Smelly water after 3 days

Hooked up to the parks water line. Had used an On-the-go water softener but still had the problem. Don't know if getting a whole house filtering system would help or even getting a RO system. Could the problem possibly come from the Blue RV Drinking water hose? I know when I used the cheap White hose, scum would build up so started to replace them 2-3 times a year but the hose was out in the direct sun, while 90% of the Blue one is hidden under the RV except for 5 foot each end. Or do I go for PVC drinking water quality pipe and just use a couple of foot of hose going into the RV? We've used the same cheap white hose for 9 years now and with three different rv's. It is hooked up for 2-3 months at a time. We're in our trailer 6 months a year and haven't had any issues with water quality. I do not use a water filter and I sanitize the system 2-3 times a year depending upon the span between using the fresh tank.
PackerBacker 08/18/14 06:47am General RVing Issues
RE: crossing the borders (food & fuel)

Must be new regs on bringing fruit from BC down to WA, for the past few years we make an annual trip up to the Oakanogan area (Penticton, Peachland, etc) and bring back several boxes of peaches to freeze. Never had any problems at the US border when coming back home. Have brought tomatoes back from BC also, no problem. I guess it's different out west, here in the east we cannot cross fruits or vegetables that have not been processed or frozen. We go back and forth a couple times a week and continue to get the question about fresh fruit & veggies.
PackerBacker 08/18/14 06:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Vermont/ New Hampshire

We always liked Lake Carmi in northern Vermont. http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/carmi.htm
PackerBacker 08/17/14 05:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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