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RE: sewer smell in rv

Could the AC possibly be sucking the smell out of the vent / breath pipe on the roof? Don't really see how the smell could be coming from the traps. they should be full of water. Unless one has a leak in the elbow. And the smell should not come out of the stool if it is holding water in the bowl.
Terryallan 04/23/18 06:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Smoky Mtns-most scenic campground?

going to be real hard to find a pool in a CG with great scenery in the mountains. Good chance it would be too cold to use it anyway. However. For great scenery. Try Campfire Lodging near Ashville. No it isn't in the Smoky Mountain Park. But it has GREAT views, and is not far from the Smokies. Google it. I just got to say. don't get so hyped up about the Smokies, that you forget about the rest of the Appalachian Mountains
Terryallan 04/23/18 03:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Do you check tire pressures every morning?

Old habits are hard to break. I use a tire thumper each morning before drive away when on the road daily or before drive away when the vehicles have been sitting for a day or so. Doesn't take but a couple of minutes. If I find a difference then I break out the pressure gage. This is what I do also.. IF I am taking a longer trip, I will check the pressure a few days in advance, and use the thumper daily at every stop.. Its the old Big Rig driver coming out in me... Yep. when we climbed down out of the cab. the tire billy came along.
Terryallan 04/23/18 08:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best route Myrtle Beach to Upstate NY

Looking for a better way back home. On the way here we took 81 to 66 to 17 to 95. Was pretty good except the one hour delay at the 17 to 95 interchange. Are we better off just taking 95 to 495 around DC? Or am I asking for trouble with traffic there to. We are leaving Myrtle Friday AM...hopefully before 8. Can't help once out of NC. But IF you are at South Myrtle. You can go up 544 to 31. Run 31 to 9, and up to 95, OR hit 701 to 410 to 74, and up to 95. IF you are at north Myrtle. Hit 22 to 31 to 9. don't have to get on 17. Now that is only if the 17 you speak of is the one that runs thru Myrtle. I have an idea it isn't, so never mind
Terryallan 04/22/18 10:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: 20 pounds over

Wasn't looking to spark the age old argument. Just wanted to tell my story. Most of what I've seen on these forums are people who are hundreds of pounds over and those that are equally under. Just thought my story of being almost dead on was amusing. If it turns into an argument, I'll request the topic get closed. Surprising the number of people who think the GVWR is a legal weight and they'll argue to the death that it is a legal weight. They haven't read a single statute on weight laws and have not a bit of training in weight laws but they 'know' it's true because they think it is. It's a new camping season. They come out every spring. Saw it just the other day.
Terryallan 04/22/18 10:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 20 pounds over

Wasn't looking to spark the age old argument. Just wanted to tell my story. Most of what I've seen on these forums are people who are hundreds of pounds over and those that are equally under. Just thought my story of being almost dead on was amusing. If it turns into an argument, I'll request the topic get closed. Yep. you can't get much closer
Terryallan 04/22/18 10:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you check tire pressures every morning?

I don't usually check my tires unless it's a long trip. My Michelin's are LT's and they don't leak like the cheap ST Chinese tires. mine aren't cheap Chinese tires either. but I still air them up before every trip, and check them at every stop. I also check the TV tires as well. Just something I learned to do when I drove for a living. Your safety depends on it. No matter what kind of tire it is. And I've had Michelins. they go flat as well.
Terryallan 04/22/18 07:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gone from TC to TT

Why would you want to change antennas? That one will work as well as any. Pretty sure it is the same one that is on my 2013. Just turn on the antenna, and point it toward the transmitter.
Terryallan 04/22/18 07:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: 20 pounds over

20 pounds. Not a problem. your truck won't fly apart over 20lb
Terryallan 04/22/18 06:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford F150 is going Powerstroke Diesel

From the stats Ford has released. the Diesel gives you LESS of everything for 2500 bucks MORE than the V6 Ecoboost.. V6 EcoBoost 375 HP..470 FP Torque.. Tow capacity 13,200lb. 23 MPG Diesel..... 250 HP..440 FP torque.. Tow Capacity 11,400lb. 30 MPG Only up side is the 7 MPG more, Less with 4x4. But you know. You can buy a whole lot of gas for $2500.00. More than enough to make the V6 Ecoboost the preferred engine. I think people get too wrapped up in the towing capacity for the small diesels. These are not work trucks. I have said it before. The diesel option in modern cars and smaller trucks (half ton and down) people are just pre-paying for fuel. Now if people keep them long enough and put enough miles on them they will come out ahead. how long would it take for the Diesel option to pay off? I'm thinkin 20 years. Not really worth it. Me. I don't need either. I have the 5.0. More than enough for me. And I have better engine braking than the V6, or diesel. Unless the diesel comes with an exhaust brake. not sure it does.
Terryallan 04/22/18 09:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F150 is going Powerstroke Diesel

How are some people comparing features in a truck worth up to $8K, to a much less powerful, much slower, MUCH more expensive engine? I buy fairly basic trucks, and wouldn't spend more for a platinum, but if I did, it's tangible. The diesel is donkey economics with laughable power levels, unproven reliability, and expensive maintenance; not much upside there to ponder. On second thought, distronic cruise control and fan cooled seats seem like a steal! I'm a business owner who can buy what I want, for my work vehicle, or for my wife for here winter rig (she daily drives my modded F150), and the diesel just doesn't fit any rational financial thinking. Not even close. Oh, and our company owns 3 diesels, none of which present any clear balance sheet advantages whatsoever. I did not buy buy diesel truck because it gets better fuel mileage. I bought it because it's simply a truck that's superior at pulling. There's a reason why people spend the money on them. It's not just dollars and cents. Dan However in the case of the little Ford diesel. The gas truck will out pull it. The Diesel has LESS HP, and LESS torque, and LESS towing capacity than the V6 EcoBoost.
Terryallan 04/22/18 09:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F150 is going Powerstroke Diesel

From the stats Ford has released. the Diesel gives you LESS of everything for 2500 bucks MORE than the V6 Ecoboost.. V6 EcoBoost 375 HP..470 FP Torque.. Tow capacity 13,200lb. 23 MPG Diesel..... 250 HP..440 FP torque.. Tow Capacity 11,400lb. 30 MPG Only up side is the 7 MPG more, Less with 4x4. But you know. You can buy a whole lot of gas for $2500.00. More than enough to make the V6 Ecoboost the preferred engine.
Terryallan 04/22/18 09:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: New to Trailer camping, what are some must haves, and wants

In truth. All you HAVE to have, Is a sewer hose, water hose. Leveling blocks, and wheel chocks. Everything else falls into the want category. Like what kind of dinnerware you want, or how many pots and pans you want. Or if you want to use sleeping bags, or sheets, and blankets. Also do you want to use a grill, or campstove, do you want to cook inside ( we NEVER do). Do you want a griddle? What kind of chairs do you want if any. Do you want an awning matt, Do you want an awning? You really don't NEED any of that, but most want it. We hardly EVER use the pots, and pans. We cook most everything on the grill, or griddle. You may not want to.
Terryallan 04/21/18 08:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Another Tire Blowout

Surprised that Maxxis ST tires were not mentioned. They were a very popular answer here a few years ago. My sons and I have used them on 4 different trailers over the last 7 years with zero blow outs. I'm also impressed with how good they look after 5 years of service with no dry rotting. The ones that we purchased were only 65 mph rated, however. The new higher speed rated tires will be considered for our next replacements. Yep. MAXXIS are generally regarded as the best ST tire you can buy. I'll not have anything else again.
Terryallan 04/21/18 07:51am Tech Issues
RE: Ford F150 is going Powerstroke Diesel

Another question. what will it do to the F150 payload. As I remember the payload of the 1500 Ram Diesel sort of went way down. Will the 150 be the same way?
Terryallan 04/19/18 06:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sway bar and/or weight distribution hitch

Hello all! We are trailing a 12x8 travel trailer (that we built ourselves) and are curious if we need a sway bar AND a weight distribution hitch or just one or the other? We will be towing the trailer behind a Honda Pilot across country. It will weigh approximately 2500 pounds. Thank you for the input and help!! I would think not. You may want to use a sway bar. Buy a 2500lb trailer shouldn't need a WDH.
Terryallan 04/16/18 04:51pm Towing
RE: Sway bar and/or weight distribution hitch

I'm wondering the same thing. I had a WD hitch with my former trailer (5000lb max at 21') and had no problem with sway. I'm picking up my new trailer which is 10,000lbs max and 33'. Wondering if I need to look at sway control more seriously. Yes you do. Make sure the hitch is adjusted correctly, to the point there is no sway, and THEN add sway control.
Terryallan 04/16/18 04:48pm Towing
RE: Next on the List: Train Rides

Ok. I don't know if you have children. BUT. around Christmas. The Great Smoky Mountain Railway has the "Polar Express" train ride. WELL worth the time, and money. During the rest of the year they have dailey excursions from Brycon City to Dillsville and back. Thru the Nantahala gourge, and across Fontana lake. Also at one time in the year. Thomas the Train comes to visit.
Terryallan 04/15/18 05:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What to expect

... We use our old pots, and pans. Well in fact. We didn't have to buy anything extra for the inside of the TT. We already had it. We did the same thing when we got our Pop-Up. By the time we got our 3rd travel trailer our priorities have changed completely. Our travel trailer is our vacation resort. Andd really, apart from television and few minor hobby crafts around the house, it's our basic entertainment too. It's our dream castle, our home-away-from-home, even when parked in the driveway. It's our "love shack", our private domain, our "other world", our break from the harsh realities of job, family, and world chaos. So, somewhere along the line, the priorities changed, and we started replacing all the "old" stuff with brand new, and the "old" found it's way in the house! Really! We have good blankets, good sheets, good towels, good dishes, good pots and pans, nice cups, wine glasses, electric coffee pot, everything ... first rate as "first rate" can get within our budget. Once the item begins to wear, or we need something in the house, we snatch it from the camper, and then replace "new" in the camper. Yea, we keep the camper VERY SPECIAL... only the best as we can afford. And that makes the camper and using the camper even more special! Maybe that's why we live in it, even in the drive way, all Summer long when not on the road! This is our domain, and no one invades it! It's special! And "special" gets only the "best!" Something to think about? I can see that. And in truth. We did spring for a VERY nice grill for the camper. however. We still just use the camper for our vacations, and keep it special by never cooking in it. We do all our cooking out side, and don't need a whole bunch of pots, and pans. Am thinking of getting a new campstove that will connect to the same propane tank as the grill. Plus as you mention. The best thing about having the TT at home. If any thing in the house breaks. We just run out to the TT and get a replacement. Over the years. The TT has been outfitted with almost every thing the house has, maybe more. Like you however. When we started. The pups, and now the TT didn't get the best stuff. Upgraded as the years went by
Terryallan 04/13/18 12:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: What to expect

All you absolutely HAVE to have is sewer hose, water hose, Leveling blocks, and wheel chocks. The electric cord is supplied. And EVERYTHING else is optional. You will find lots of stuff you want, and you will find LOTS of things you already have in your house you can use in the TT. Like extra sheets, pillows, silverware, Towels, and things like that. We use our old pots, and pans. Well in fact. We didn't have to buy anything extra for the inside of the TT. We already had it.
Terryallan 04/13/18 06:49am Travel Trailers
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