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RE: Leaving trailer hooked to truck

No reason to unplug. The converter can't do anything bad to the truck battery. If it could, it would have done it to your trailer battery a long time ago.
TubaPete 10/02/14 12:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Truck Stops, Rest Areas, or WalMart?

Wal-Mart is probably the best. Many have their own night security to help the overnight traveler. As said truck stops are noisy. Not all rest stops permit overnight camping. Plus we stopped at one and a truck purposely pulled up beside us and ran his engine all night long for our benefit. I know he did it just for us, we were at the far end of the row, the entire row was empty but he parked beside us.
TubaPete 10/02/14 12:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Temporary Tie Downs

To jefe 4X4 Actually it was a BBb sousaphone I played in my college marching band. Few people know what a sousaphone is plus its a little long for a nickname.
TubaPete 09/28/14 03:52pm Truck Campers
Temporary Tie Downs

We just bought a Sun Lite fold down truck camper for a trip to Alaska next year. I realize a good set of tie downs is important for the trip but how about getting it home right now? My plan is to just use some heavy duty nylon straps to get it home, distance about 40 miles. Will this work?
TubaPete 09/27/14 04:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Grand Canyon or Yellowstone for 2015?

IMHO I would go with option 1. Palo Dura has places for short walks instead of hikes, the Grand Canyon made me cry wit its beauty and Tombstone has old west touristy stuff.
TubaPete 09/19/14 02:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: propane problem

In addition to closing the tank valves and opening them. make sure that ALL gas devices are turned off. The flow restrictors in the system won't fully open until the entire system is up to pressure and that won't happen if any device is in the ON position.
TubaPete 09/18/14 07:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Diabetic supplies , test strips /meters) while traveling

I get my strips at Target. Though Target has two pharmacy systems, I can get my strips at just about any Target.
TubaPete 09/18/14 07:14pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Can a 30amp A/C run on 20 amps?

As said, the actual voltage supplied is more important than the labeled number of amps. 20 amps, 30 amps, etc. in this case are more indicators of system design than what you might actually get. If the AC runs without tripping any breakers and you have at least 108 volts you will likely be OK>
TubaPete 08/30/14 06:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical issue with trailer connected

My experience is that a poor ground can cause strange electrical situations,
TubaPete 08/29/14 07:33am Tech Issues
RE: Sault Ste Marie to Muskallonge State Park, MI

If the legend says unpaved, I would stay on the state routes. While MOST unpaved roads are passable, they can be unpleasant for long distances. The roads sometimes have a sand base and can get soft. You definitely don't want to take the unpaved road west of Muskallonge to Grand Marais.
TubaPete 06/17/14 07:00am Roads and Routes
RE: Jacking for a flat tire?

Stack up blocks to make a steeper "ramp". I generally can get the trailer high enough in two steps. Each step only needs to be about 12" in length.
TubaPete 06/17/14 06:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 4 or 5 on tire replacement

Since the wheel my spare is mounted on (plain steel) is not the same as the others (polished aluminum,) I treat it separately. My spare is always good enough and new enough to go on the road at any time, but it doesn't necessarily match the other four in brand or age.
TubaPete 06/04/14 12:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Adding on a ladder to back of RV

In a discussion with a dealer I was told that if the trailer did not come with a ladder, it was likely the needed reinforcements weren't behind the skin of the trailer. Without the reinforcements there was a danger the ladder would not stay.
TubaPete 06/01/14 11:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Already asked--30 to 50 amp

For those not intimately familiar with electrical circuits, 30A and 50A are little more than labels, I.E. a 30A circuit rarely draws a full 30A, a 50A will not force more electricity into a 30A circuit than it can handle. If you have the right adapter and the plug fits the receptacle, you shouldn't have a problem. If you do have a problem it is likely outside the scope of someone unfamiliar with circuits.
TubaPete 06/01/14 07:32pm Beginning RVing
RE: BLM near Yuma

You can park behind the American Legion / VFW just north of town. It's a lot like BLM parking though I don't know who owns it.
TubaPete 01/21/14 06:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rear Camera

I bought a simple wireless unit at Sam's Club. I had to make a custom mount out of plastic. It's mounted above the license plate next to the license plate light. One with a 50 foot range might be hard to find. I extended the cable from camera to transmitter using shielded cable from Radio Shack. This way I could mount the transmitter in the front of the fifth wheel getting it within its 25 foot range.
TubaPete 01/21/14 06:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2008 dura max

My '08 gets 20 - 21 mpg on long interstate trips (according to the computer.) I'll get 10 - 12 when towing.
TubaPete 01/18/14 05:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Turkey Run State Park 200 loop ?

. . . . I am interested in the covered bridge festival. They have a lodge there that is actually booked two years in advance. They have a total of 31 covered bridges with 10 retired. . . . We have been to the covered bridge festival twice, staying at Turkey Run campground on the second visit. It was a good home base for us. The lodge ias agood place for dinner.
TubaPete 01/06/14 05:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Turkey Run State Park 200 loop ?

The is not much to do in that part of Indiana either. Corn and soybeans are abundant though. With all the trails and such in the park who cares about the corn. There is a covered bridge festival in October. The covered bridges are there the year around.
TubaPete 01/05/14 08:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Turkey Run State Park 200 loop ?

Without trying to figure out which is loop 200, generally speaking Turkey Run is heavily wooded in many areas with sometimes tight turns. I enjoyed my stay there. If your Airstream will fit onto your selected lot, you'll probably be OK. As for falling things, most trees are pretty mature and there is always the chance of falling limbs.;
TubaPete 01/04/14 09:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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