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RE: Propane and battery locks

Just for the record, I don't lock up either. The propane may be vulnerable but the batteries are so hard to get to I can't imagine anyone trying.
TubaPete 01/27/15 03:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: I've lost my love of camping with the pop-up

I agree with the delegation - at 13, 13, and 10, there is no reason that the kids can't be helping. Heck, they should be able to do it all while you sit back with a beer... :) I remember camping with a pop up as a kid. We would pull into a campground and Dad would pay for the site and then disappear, visiting up and down the row. He would reappear after we kids had the camper set up and unpacked and Mom had supper on the table.
TubaPete 01/24/15 08:10am Folding Trailers
RE: Internet on the road

It's been suggested several times already, but I think a prepaid hot spot plan similar to a prepaid phone is the way to go. I got a thing called "Internet on the Go" at Walmart several years ago. The device was around $80 and I pay about $20 a year for all the data I need. I don't see the exact same device anymore but I think that Walmart still has similar plans available.
TubaPete 01/23/15 09:16am Beginning RVing
RE: I've lost my love of camping with the pop-up

I agree with delegation, but it sounds like you main beef is the bikes. The method you described for hauling them seems awkward. Maybe leave the bikes home. Or how about one of those bike racks that hold the bikes upright on the popup. A fairly common method of hauling them.
TubaPete 01/23/15 09:01am Folding Trailers
RE: Restricted propane Flow

Just so everyone knows, I found the problem. By switching leads into the cross over regulator, I figured the problem was somewhere in the feed from the right tank. After "throwing some parts at the problem," I found the crossover pipe has a small adapter / check valve leading into the main regulator. It was partially blocked. Everything works now. Thanks for the help.
TubaPete 01/23/15 08:57am Fifth-Wheels
Restricted propane Flow

I am having trouble with the flow from the right hand side propane tank in my fifth wheel. (This is when the left tank is empty.)Everything will work off of the right tank except the furnace. When the furnace comes on the system shuts down as if the tank were empty. I can shut down the furnace, wait for system pressure to build up and everything will work, except the furnace. The system has a small red regulator on the right tank side and I know the tank pigtails have some type of leak restriction built in. So my question is what is the likely culprit, the pigtail of the little regulator? Obviously I have no idea why the system has the little red extra regulator.
TubaPete 01/13/15 08:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: CONVERTER LOCATION

When I asked the factory about a schematic for mine, they said no way they would give me one. From what I have seem inside a typical construction, there probably isn't a written schematic per se. They throw these things together willy nilly and no two are exactly alike. If there were a standard schematic, why would they hand write the circuit labels on the breaker panel?
TubaPete 01/13/15 08:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mountaineers versus Montana's by Keystone

We have a 38' Montana High Country and have been severely disappointed in the workmanship. The dealer had to re-caulk all of the interior cabinet door panels because they fell out. The cable slides needed several adjustments, just a lot of little aggravating things. What year build? 2012 Model Year
TubaPete 12/18/14 08:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mountaineers versus Montana's by Keystone

We have a 38' Montana High Country and have been severely disappointed in the workmanship. The dealer had to re-caulk all of the interior cabinet door panels because they fell out. The cable slides needed several adjustments, just a lot of little aggravating things.
TubaPete 12/06/14 11:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you have more than 1 ??

Our primary RV is a 38' Montana High Country fifth wheel. This fall we bought a used 6 1/2' Sunlite truck camper for our trip to Alaska next summer. I couldn't see dragging that behemoth 9,000 miles just to have something to sleep in. Who knows, when we get home next summer we may decide we like it so much we keep it for similar adventures.
TubaPete 12/06/14 11:31am Truck Campers
RE: Screw pulled out of wall.... best fix??

I found some hollow door anchors that work well. The kind where you push a plastic insert into a hole and then put a crew into the insert expanding it to hold it in place.
TubaPete 12/01/14 06:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth wheel hitch weight concerns

How come everybody says to add 200# for a hitch? I just looked up the shipping weight for a couple of large hitches, 18 and 20k, and they only weighed 143#. Maybe they are adding 60# of paint to cover the mounting bolts. Dave Two possibilities why: It's pretty common to round up for safety and convenience, 200# is a lot easier to add than 143. The other is that the rail kit to your hitches may be sold / shipped separately and not included in your 143#.
TubaPete 11/29/14 06:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: plugged into shore power, no 12 V

My trailer has a sticker next to the slide switches that says a battery must be in place in order to operate the slides. Mine too.
TubaPete 11/10/14 03:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV spot in Big Bend NP in Texas

Why not stay in the park itself? . . . . The park is huge so the less driving unnecessarily, the better. My thoughts exactly.
TubaPete 11/08/14 05:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Firewood.. what do you do?

Since all of Michigan's lower peninsula is now in the emerald ash borer quarantine area, movement between our house and state parks is not much of a problem. If I leave the state or go to the upper peninsula I leave the firewood behind and buy locally. It seems that if there is a popular campground around, there is always somebody willing to sell firewood.
TubaPete 11/05/14 03:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: How do you estimate overall length?

It is my belief that most restrictions are consideration of the trailer length. I have never seen any park actually measure the length. The restrictions are based on natural limits, i.e. curves, rocks, trees, etc. If you can get in with an oversize trailer no person is going to stop you. However the general realities of physical space just might.
TubaPete 11/01/14 06:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Run antifreeze from the fresh water tank?

You would probably have to put a lot of antifreeze into your tank to get the pump to draw. I know I would. Could get expensive.
TubaPete 11/01/14 06:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Hitch removal acceptable procedure?

How can one worry about the weight of the hitch damaging the king pin? The static load of the hitch is less than two hundred pounds. Compare that to the thousands of pounds of dynamic load the pin has take to pull the trailer. We've all seen pictures on semis turned over on the road where the tractor and trailer did not separate. Our fifth wheel pins are identical.
TubaPete 10/31/14 04:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth wheel hitch - rail bending and pulling up truck bed

I would suggest you go to a hitch place and not the rv dealer or a Ford dealer. I don't know which would be more clueless. I can't speak for Ford dealers but I have had two hitches installed at different RV dealers and both did a good job installing them correctly.
TubaPete 10/31/14 04:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth wheel hitch - rail bending and pulling up truck bed

What psford said about center bolts. The installation instructions with my hitch said nothing about center bolts but my installer but them in anyway. With no center bolts that is an awful long span to keep a rail straight.
TubaPete 10/30/14 05:47pm Fifth-Wheels
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