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RE: Anal

...and for even more fun with the toys there is that Adirondack pine sap right PB? Oh yeah, there's no end to it where we are in the tall pines at Ausable Chasm. :B ... Eric
PackerBacker 10/31/14 09:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Anal

I wash mine several times a season. We use it about 9-10 months a year and it gets washed if I've towed in the rain or if it has a lot of bug splatter on the front cap. I look at keeping my toys clean as a hobby.
PackerBacker 10/31/14 07:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Hot water tank draining

I agree to a point but my experience had been that once you've sacrificed one rod through electrochemical reaction in a tank, you can go many years without 'using'up' another one. I've actually gone 6 years on the same rod with very little deterioration. As far as sediment is concerned, I'll flush the tank every 3-4 years; not much ever comes out. I guess it depends upon the water quality wherever you are most of the time. ... Eric
PackerBacker 10/29/14 08:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Keeping Things Cold on the Road

We just run our's on propane like most who travel high mileage trips.
PackerBacker 10/29/14 04:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hot water tank draining

Why pull the rod at all if you are just draining to winterize. Easiest is to open low point drains, open taps and flip pressure valve. All the water will drain out of the HWH negating the need to remove the anode. My experience is that the low point drain will not completely drain the water heater. Also if you use antifreeze, you would have to fill the water heater completely with antifreeze to pressurize the hot water system to get it through all the hot water pipes. Much easier to pull the rod and bypass the water heater with the antifreeze. I just open the low point drain then set the bypass off and pump anti-freeze thru the system without filling the hw tank. I winterize and dewinterize several times a winter since we use our trailer about 10 months a year. Using the low point drain speeds things up because I don't have to remove the anode rod. There's never enough water left in the hw tank to cause any issues due to ice expansion.
PackerBacker 10/29/14 08:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Making the bed easier

Same issues as our's. We just pull the mattress down/out a couple feet and it then becomes easy to reach. We make it up then push the mattress back in; we then tuck whatever needs tucking at the end. Works well for us! We take turns making the bed each morning. Whoever gets there first after breakfast makes it just like at home. :C
PackerBacker 10/29/14 08:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Slide don't work

How good is your battery. Many slide systems will not work with a battery in poor condition; sometimes even when plugged into ac power.
PackerBacker 10/24/14 05:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Entry Door Hinges

Greg, Have you tried soaking them with a rust penetrant? Mine were very stiff and I freed them up by using some rust penetrants and lubricating oil. They now swing easily. Yeah, I agree. I spray mine with Jig-A-Loo every couple of months. They do have a tendency to squeak or tighten up.
PackerBacker 10/21/14 01:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: New here...campgrounds that do not allow campfires

I believe Ocean Lakes in Myrtle Beach does not allow campfires nor do Myrtle Beach Travel park. You may get some better answers if you tell us what part of the US you want to camp in. after all it's more than 2 thousand miles across. We're allowed campfires at Myrtle Brach Travel Park.
PackerBacker 10/15/14 02:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Why aren't slides built with a "pitch"

Mine pitches slightly away from the trailer. Same here.
PackerBacker 10/14/14 01:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Nexus cards

Thanks for the replies. We had our interview and here is the official decision directly from the Nexus people. Entering USA, Nexus lane can be used but not while towing our car. Two lisence plates confuse the system. Entering Canada, Nexus lane can be used even while towing car. Whirlpool Bridge, Niagara Falls, is Nexus only, apparently it will not accommodate a motorhome. There could be other rules at specific crossings that we were not made aware of. I guess each crossing works with their own set of rules. At Champlain NY which leads onto I87, we got chastised for not using the Nexus lane with our coach and toad. The security snaking in the road after the border was making it too difficult to handle all the obtuse angles using the Nexus lane so we used a regular lane. You would have thought we had killed someone by the agents reaction. ... Eric
PackerBacker 10/13/14 07:08pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: What is wrong with my slides?

We have a seasonal campsite in upstate NY and also in South Carolina where the RV just sits for months at a time. As a routine, I run the slides in & out about once a month and lube the systems as required twice a year. The big issue with sitting in one place is the battery(s). If you are plugged into 110v all the time, you need to check the water level about every 3 months or so and topped it off as required. My experience with an RV battery plugged in all the time is that it likely needs replacing about every 5 years or so otherwise the slides may not extend or retract.
PackerBacker 10/12/14 06:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Nexus cards

A Nexus card can be used in any land border lane. Not all dedicated Nexus lanes will accommodate a large coach. Lakeside It would be good to know which lanes do not accommodate a coach, do you have any info on the ones that do not? According to the U.S. Border and Customs Security folks that we met with in Champlain NY, all the lanes are supposed to be the same size at the entry security posts in accordance with Homeland Security. ... Eric
PackerBacker 10/12/14 06:33am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Nexus cards

Haven't heard that one. From my observations from the BC/Washington side, Nexus lanes are not RV friendly and would be difficult to manuver through. The US crossings have a designated RV lanes. Here in the east there are no designated RV lanes and all the security guide posts leading into the lanes are all the same width.
PackerBacker 10/10/14 05:57am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Nexus cards

We used the Nexus lanes with our coach all the time and also with our current TT. You can use the Nexus lanes with whatever vehicle you are crossing with as long as everyone in the vehicle have Nexus cards.
PackerBacker 10/10/14 05:54am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Awning needs a good cleaning

I use MrClean Magic Eraser for my awning, works great! :C
PackerBacker 10/02/14 10:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Another Atwood Helium Refrigerator Question

I guess my frig door is alright then. Looks exactly like mine and also the Norcold one I used to have. :C
PackerBacker 09/30/14 07:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Another Atwood Helium Refrigerator Question

They push out to keep the fridge doors from closing shut while not in use (storage).
PackerBacker 09/30/14 10:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Myrtle Beach during Christmas

Really it is a******shoot. Most often it is warm enough to just wear sweat shirts. There is still a lot to do, with the shows, And going to Broadway, and Barefoot. That time of year is one of our fav times. That's been our experience also. I can count on one hand the number of days that I can't wear shorts but often need a light jacket in January along the ocean.
PackerBacker 09/29/14 10:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Stabilizer jacks

Pretty much any 18 volt drill will work fine. Years ago I had a 12 volt one but it sometimes lacked power to bring the jacks all the way up.
PackerBacker 09/29/14 07:21am Travel Trailers
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