Just remember. The crooks KNOW where the good hiding places are as well. If you think there is place in your RV that no one else has ever found. Think again.
Hide it in the glove box? Most don't lock anymore, and a hammer will open any vehicle.
And in truth. they aren't really interested in stealing the whole RV.
Safes provide just enough deterrent. Crooks don't want to hang out long, and most don't carry a crowbar, or hacksaw. They are looking for something they can grab in a hurry. So stuff laying in a cubby hole, can be gone in a flash. Stuff locked in a safe, bolted to the floor. Just takes too much time to steal.
Several years ago. May TT came with a safe. Most of them were located under the main bed. It's a great idea.
When we go to the beach, and leave the TT. It is always left open, as there is not enough keys for every one to have one. So we just leave it open. A safe to store bill folds, guns, and other vaulables. Is a great thing.
You should not have to change tire pressure. With a properly set up weight distribution hitch, there is no extra weight on the rear tires. I towed an HTT for 5 years with a wdh and never changed the tire pressure or had any tire problems.
Really? No weight on the rear? Then what makes the rear drop? You really think that the WDH transferes 1000lbs off the rear axle?
Actually, there is weight on the rear. Only part of the weight is distributed from the rear.
As to adding PSI. I air mine to the max on the sidewall. Not so much for weight. But for handling. Airing to the max, makes the side walls stiffer, and helps to stabilize the trailer.
Use a standard old fashioned Reese WD bars and never remove them. I do remove the sway bar. First one I purchased, the dealer say, when backing up, it could cause the little ball on the hitch to break off. Not good. So I never took the chance ... 3 TT later, still doing that! I NEVER back up with the sway bar on. WD, no problem there.
I remove my swaybar at the office when I check in. As for the WDH bars. Nope. Removing the bars will over load your receiver. Read it. Weight carrying, (No WDH) 500lbs. WDH 9500lbs
I pictured swing down "levelers", that screw down. I had them on my pup, and have seen them on TTs. They just swing down as you turn the handle, instead of being a scissior. They work well, and do the same job as a scissior stablizer.
They are NOT levelers. The are only designed to stabilize the trailer, not to level it. You level the trailer side to side, and front to back. And then run the stabilizers down snug.
Maybe you just rounded off the end. Drill out the hole to allow the crank to full insert. That could work.
On another note. Never ever sleep in a pup that is not fully up, locked, and has the door fully installed. Alone with other things. The door is a safety devise. It helps keep the roof from falling on you, and smothering you in your sleep, Should the cable, crank, or wiffle tree break. If those things fail. The roof will fall like a express train. The door with hold it up, on one side. Allowing you to escape. You were fortunate indeed.
Bouncing on concrete is part of towing unfortunately. I have a perfect setup/weight distribution and I bounce like crazy on concrete too.
Yep, You can't fix it. Concrete has expansion joints. Expansion joints make the TT, and TV bounce, as they are higher than the surrounding concrete. So the TV, and TT are constantly going over bumps, which you really can't feel in a car, but in the LONGER TV and TT combination. It is amplified. Best thing. Slow down. It won't bounce so much.
Why don't any Good Sam campgrounds honor Good Sam discounts?? Same old statement from every camp ground "our advertised price is our discounted price" I don't need a Good Sam membership to get the same price as any RV'r going down the road.
That is quite a generalization from a new member. Have to wonder how many cgs he has actually visited to ask such a question. I have been a member since 1991 and NEVER have heard any cg listed as a GS member say such a thing!!
Found one in Charleston. Said, they only let a few per week use the GS discount
Drove through the statesville east KOA and it's no longer a KOA. Now it has good Sam all over it. Even the sign on the highway was a good Sam emblem. Said they changed a couple months ago.
I think the myrtle beach ones aren't to doing it anymore because they don't have to.
Pretty much it. Raccoone Holler is the same way. I asked them about it. She said, their prices are already low enough, not to need to offer Good Sam,. or any other discount. She's right. They are full all summer long.
When we started camping at MB. They were GS CGs. Not any more for reasons you mentioned.
Just to tick y'all off. Remember. IF your tap water comes from a river, and most city water does. Somebody craped in the river up stream of you. Actually, a lot of somebodies. I would not worry so much about a little soap in the water. We have larger problems.
No you can't run grey water into a storm drain. Although it would be no worse than the oil, antifreeze, paint, animal droppings, road kill, and other pollutants washed off of the road, and into the drain
However. I wonder how many "Country" folks here, Unknowingly have their grey water. That water from the washer, sink, and shower, Running down hill away from the house, thru a pipe with holes in it, and into a field way out back????? I bet more than you think. Many do this to avoid filling the septic tank. After all. It's only soapy water.
Terryallan"s suggestion can be very dangerous without proper installation.
Yes, you could use cords to operate some of the items.
Hardwired items such as furnaces or heat pumps require special equipment or changes to the wiring system.
Very true. You need someone who knows how to do it right. Many people in this area do it all the time. I have a friend that had a hookup hard wired to his house. All he has to do is plug in his Gen. I don't claim to know how. But it works for him. I would go that route before using the RV. After all. If it is that cold. The pipes in the RV could freeze, and the bath room may not work.
Also using the Gen for the house would keep the house from freezing as well. Seen that happen. Not good.
Look up the NC lemon law, see if it can help you, and then. Stay AWAY from that Camping World.
Just what did CW have to do with building a camper that is defective? Did they not send a mobile unit to attempt a repair and then picked the unit up and try to repair it? With an obvious serious water line issue inside a wall this was not an easy fix. The only fault here is the salesman trying to squeeze more money out of him and that doesn't surprise me. I have no doubt that this issue will go away very quickly now that he has come to the right place. I know plenty of RV dealers that would never consider taking a unit back and replacing it under any circumstances.
Notice I said THAT Camping World. (Not all). Just the one where the Camping World salesman tried to extort more money from him, and service dept couldn't find, and fix a serious water leak. Not a trickle, but a serious flow.
Another thought. Since you have the Generator. Hook it to your house. Then you can run the fridge, and save your food, and you may be able to run the furnace, or heat pump. You would then be able to use your bathroom as well. Most here wire them to the house. It will be more comfortable for your family
You may not be able to use everything at once. But enough to stay safe, and somewhat warm
You really do need to read the manual. It's at least 500 miles, before towing. Also don't run a constant speed for 500 miles either. You need to be putting some serious miles on the truck before next week.
As to the bed liner. Spray in is the only kind to have. Besides being slick, Dropins will cause the bed under then to rust, as they rub the paint off.
Wow - you can tell this is a dog- oriented forum.
Lots of kids get raised in houses with cats - some have probably even peed in on the furniture.
When we got our oldest cat he had a problem adjusting to the new surroundings and was peeing on the bed & other places.
We confined him to the bathroom for a couple weeks with his litter box. He wasn't too happy about it but it's been nine years with no problems.
IF the dog lifted his leg on paying customers. He's be gone too. and to be blunt, and honest. A dog has no place in a day care center either