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RE: Is there a quiet NON inverter generator?

Is there a quiet NON inverter generator? NO Nope, and in fact there is no such thing as any kind of quiet generator in a quiet Campground
Terryallan 07/05/15 12:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Awnings and rain

Yep same here. I carport it for stability, tilt it, tie it down, attach the DeFlappers, and pretty much don't worry about until we are ready to go home. Unless there is a strong wind advisory. If I had to take it down every night, or every time I left the CG. I wouldn't put it out at all. Contrary to popular belief. The awning will take some pretty good wind with no problems. Ahh, for the good ole days! That was me a few years ago. Now that I have a power awning, I just keep it rolled up. Yes, a power awning on a new TT would be a deal breaker. they would have to replace it with a manual.
Terryallan 07/05/15 12:03pm Beginning RVing
RE: Awnings and rain

I just give mine a tilt and strap it down. Unless the wind gets strong I don't worry a bit. Yep same here. I carport it for stability, tilt it, tie it down, attach the DeFlappers, and pretty much don't worry about until we are ready to go home. Unless there is a strong wind advisory. If I had to take it down every night, or every time I left the CG. I wouldn't put it out at all. Contrary to popular belief. The awning will take some pretty good wind with no problems.
Terryallan 07/04/15 09:29pm Beginning RVing
RE: Tires need a few miles of warmup time?

Could be that after a few miles, you are more settled into towing, and the movements of the trailer become more normal to you.
Terryallan 07/04/15 08:11am Towing
RE: Another Fishing Question! Tennessee & North Carolina

A lot of people fish Price Lake just a ways up the Blue Ridge Parkway from GrandFather.
Terryallan 07/03/15 03:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trailer sway

"That truck should handle that trailer no problem. All it needs is to be properly set up" It does not do you much good when your TV is properly setup and you find your self rolled over and pointing back at the traffic that was behind you! Yes that happened to me! Portland "S" curves. You people with "properly" set up rigs are living in La La land! That is why I say you need more TV than you think to control a TT! IF your trailer had been properly setup, and driven correctly, you would not have been facing the wrong way. Most all accidents like that are driver error. Actually all are. It is the drivers responsibility to make sure the rig is setup right, and driven right, like maybe slowing down for curves. Not every one needs a Simi to tow a 23' 6000lb trailer. But even 18 wheelers act up when not setup correctly, They wiggle they wobble when the weight is not distributed correctly. Yup you were there and you know it all. It was setup by a Trailer business that had been around for many years and was the premier company in the area. Fact is when coming down hill on a corner that does not have enough bank Chit can happen. Speed limit was observed. State patrol call the area something like RV Death alley. So you just keep on thinking that these 1500 trucks with SOFT tires can tow anything as long as it was properly setup! You newbies take it from someone that has been there you need more truck than you think to safely tow a TT. Seems you are a newbe as well. And yes. There is a chance I have been there. First. Just because it was setup by a "Trailer business" does not make it correct. Second. They more than likely set it up empty. You have to reset it after you load it. Third. You were obviously going too fast for the turns. Plus 1500 can't tow "anything" but can safely, and easily tow what is in their weight capacities. It is entirely up to YOU to slow down, and travel at a safe speed around any curve, No matter what the speed limit is. YOU are driving. YOU have to make the correct decisions, You made the wrong one. Had you slowed down to your ability to safely go around the curve. You would not have wrecked. Don't blame it on the truck. That is driver error. Nom matter what any one says. Too fast for the curve. As for me knowing what a 150, or 1500 can do. I have been doing this for more than 30 years. My trailers follow along just like they are supposed to. Why? I get them right, and I drive like I am towing a trailer. Cause I am. I leave more space between me and the car in front of me. I navigate curves more slowly, well below speed limit signs. the mountain twistys we travel on, are posted way to fast for trailer towing. It is my job to know that. I also start stopping for lights, and signs much earlier. So in fact. The real secret, is to drive like you are towing a trailer. BTW. I did the same thing when I drove the big trucks. And My 150 handles my TT much better than the road tractor handled the 47' 13' high, 45K trailer. Stops faster as well. It is all about setup, and the driver, meaning, it all about the driver. It is his job to setup something he can drive. And yes. Not every one has the same skill level. That is why they drive oversized trucks
Terryallan 07/03/15 03:01pm Towing
RE: NC / SC beaches

Going to Willow Tree (North Myrtle) and going to stay on their spring feed lake with the man made white sandy beach and watch the kiddos playing on the inflatables. No sharks there. :D Are there alligators there? :) Wouldn't doubt it. They are every where along the coast of SC, and Southern NC. Yep a good bit of alligators. I heard someone mentioned even seeing them on the beach in MB before. I have picture of one surfing at Oak Island. They are all along the roads thru the marshes to the beach.
Terryallan 07/03/15 02:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: NC / SC beaches

Going to Willow Tree (North Myrtle) and going to stay on their spring feed lake with the man made white sandy beach and watch the kiddos playing on the inflatables. No sharks there. :D Are there alligators there? :) Wouldn't doubt it. They are every where along the coast of SC, and Southern NC.
Terryallan 07/03/15 08:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer sway

Cactusdog. From looking at your picture. You are nose high. Looks to have unloaded the front / steering axle. A sure cause of sway.
Terryallan 07/03/15 08:32am Towing
RE: Trailer sway

"That truck should handle that trailer no problem. All it needs is to be properly set up" It does not do you much good when your TV is properly setup and you find your self rolled over and pointing back at the traffic that was behind you! Yes that happened to me! Portland "S" curves. You people with "properly" set up rigs are living in La La land! That is why I say you need more TV than you think to control a TT! IF your trailer had been properly setup, and driven correctly, you would not have been facing the wrong way. Most all accidents like that are driver error. Actually all are. It is the drivers responsibility to make sure the rig is setup right, and driven right, like maybe slowing down for curves. Not every one needs a Simi to tow a 23' 6000lb trailer. But even 18 wheelers act up when not setup correctly, They wiggle they wobble when the weight is not distributed correctly.
Terryallan 07/03/15 08:27am Towing
RE: Trailer sway

I recently bought a new 23-ft trailer, my old one was 18-ft. I have only taken it on one trip so far. I have noticed that this trailer has considerably more sway than the old one. I am set up with a WD hitch and a sway bar on the passenger side. I'm looking for some suggestions to control the sway. Maybe another sway bar installed on the driver's side?Does which link you put your spring bars on affect sway? (It seems like it has less sway on the 2nd link vs the 3rd)It also seemed to have less sway when I towed it home from the dealer - they had filled the fresh water tanks - 80 gallons worth. Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions! First. You NEVER try to fix a sway problem with sway control. that can get you wrecked. You fix sway with trailer balance, and hitch setup. Fix the problem, and then, and only then add sway control. From you post. You need to start over. The reason it towed better home from the dealer is. they set it up empty. You loaded it, and sounds like you loaded it to the rear. Move the weight to the front, and reset the hitch. Do the measurements. Get the front right, and the rear will take care of itself. Read your truck WDH setup instructions to find how much drop you need to return to the front axle. I'm in the return it to the unhitched height camp. Always has worked for me. your truck may be different. But you have to get the weight back on the front.
Terryallan 07/02/15 08:26pm Towing
RE: NC / SC beaches

Some one mentioned that there are more sea turtles than normal. Sharks do eat sea turtles. So maybe their food source has drawn them in. Sea Turtles are protected, and have made a big come back. Hmmm! However. the attack yesterday makes you think otherwise. That shark repeatedly attacked the man. It did not bite, find it wasn't his food. But became determined to eat him. It was NOT a mistake.
Terryallan 07/02/15 08:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: NC / SC beaches

Another one today I just saw that.... What a shame , I really wonder what is causing it this year?? Thing is. they have always been there. I have seen them from the piers, seen them swimming up and down the beach, and have seen them in the inter coastal waterway. But for some reason they are biting this year.
Terryallan 07/02/15 07:41am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Driver killed racing at NY Racetrack

Many of you talk about the driver being stupid, foolish or what ever. He died doing what he wanted. He was more than likely having the best time of his life. Thing is. We are ALL going to die. Does it make a difference if we die in our bed, on our way to work, or even while working? Not really. But there is something to be said about dying doing what you love. Do you want to go quietly bored to death, or do you want to go sliding sideways screaming "what a ride"?
Terryallan 07/01/15 07:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: NC / SC beaches

Another one today
Terryallan 07/01/15 07:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: f150 versus f250

honestly. you will never get the 2500 truck owners to admit that a 150 can tow, and tow well. You will never get them to admit that "Some" F150s have a higher payload than "Some" F250s. There is a 250 for sale in this area that only has a 1400lb payload capacity. Why. the diesel is so heavy, it take it all. My F150 has a 1800lb pay load. Which one would I rather use. The 150 of course. More truck than the above mentioned 250. Also If you check you will find there is really no such thing as a 1/2 ton truck, Unless you are talking about a Ranger, or Canyon. The 1500s, and 150s all have a higher payload than 1/2 ton. BTW, 1/2 ton equals 1000lbs. So as "most" 1500s, and F150s have at least 1500lb of payload. that pretty much makes them 3/4 ton truck, as 1500lb is 3/4 of a ton. So find the truck that best suits your needs. Our opinions will just mess you up.
Terryallan 06/29/15 09:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fed up with my Tekonsha Voyager brake controller

This thing is extremely sensitive, I usually get either minimum braking or it throws me through the windshield. The adjusting dials are very sensitive. One tiny turn of either knob will give extreme braking or none at all. Am I doing something wrong here? Remember. One knob is the leveling knob. Set it wrong, and you will either have too much braking, or no braking. the other side is the gain. But you have to get the leveling knob right first. After you do. Don't touch it again. Use the gain to set the signal strength. It will still be jerky. But that is just how Voyagers are. they do their job well. Just jerk.
Terryallan 06/29/15 09:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fed up with my Tekonsha Voyager brake controller

This thing is extremely sensitive, I usually get either minimum braking or it throws me through the windshield. The adjusting dials are very sensitive. One tiny turn of either knob will give extreme braking or none at all. Am I doing something wrong here? Remember. One knob is the leveling knob. Set it wrong, and you will either have too much braking, or no braking. the other side is the gain. But you have to get the leveling knob right first. After you do. Don't touch it again. Use the gain to set the signal strength. It will still be jerky. But that is just how Voyagers are. they do their job well. Just jerk.
Terryallan 06/29/15 09:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: NC / SC beaches

I heard sharks can attack in a foot of water! good luck!!!!!! Yeah. but you have a better chance of seeing them coming.
Terryallan 06/29/15 09:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: NC / SC beaches

Millions of swimmers on the beaches divided by six shark attacks. This is unusual but more of a media explosion than anything. When considering the numbers, I'd think you're still far more at danger of getting hit by a teenager texting while driving on your way to the beach versus getting bit by a shark. But nobody says they're gonna keep their toes off the roads this week. :D Hmm 6 in a week, as opposed to a former high of 7 in a year. You might like the odds. But I know of 6 people who played the odds and lost this week. Something has changed. They have always been there, But this year. Something is either drawing them in, or pushing them in. If you want to line up to be the next hot lunch. go ahead
Terryallan 06/28/15 05:35pm General RVing Issues
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