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RE: pic test

Sorry, I get a black x.
kknowlton 04/18/14 08:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: travel trailer vs hybrid for long term living

TT, absolutely. We enjoyed our HTT but would never have considered the extensive travel with it that we undertook once we got a TT. Much better weather protection, much less noise (from other campers, nearby highways, etc.), and at least a TT feels a little more secure.
kknowlton 04/18/14 07:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: the drain is a pain

Not being handy, we thought we would ask our local RV service facility to see what they could do to remedy the situation, since we were already having them adjust our hitch to the new TT. They came up with the following: http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k240/savage68/mods%202014-/IMG_0121.jpg http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k240/savage68/mods%202014-/IMG_0120.jpg http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k240/savage68/mods%202014-/IMG_0119.jpg Pretty neat how they put the drain right by the waste tank drains! We will have to be careful with it when we camp in cooler weather (i.e. when it might freeze overnight) but we're thinking of various ways to deal with that. SO much easier to reach!
kknowlton 04/18/14 07:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Found a mouse nest! GRRR!

Yuck. we tried dryer sheets, herbal packets, and various other things, but the best bet is 1) find & seal up all the spots where they can get in, and 2) have sticky traps set around the camper - and check it during the winter. Tough when it's in storage, I'm sure, but mice are more clever than we give them credit for, I think. Good luck!
kknowlton 04/17/14 09:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: nameing your rig

We had a 34' TT which we nicknamed Moby. Haven't named the new TT yet.
kknowlton 04/15/14 07:40pm RV Lifestyle
RE: 2012 flagstaff 831FLSS

We had a similar trailer for 6 seasons and found it spacious and comfortable. It's long - too long for many state park and national forest sites - so we had to change our camping style, but it was great for the 5-week camping trips we took during that phase of our life. We did have some issues with wheel hubs, and we believe that the 3000-lb axles ours came with are taxed to their limit with this size trailer, so load it carefully! (And be sure the hubs are serviced correctly.) With those caveats, they're good units. FR has thought of some nice little details that make using the camper that much easier and more enjoyable.
kknowlton 04/15/14 06:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Mackinac Island

A couple possibilities across the Straits from Mackinaw City, in St. Ignace: there's a KOA there, not too bad a place, and Straits State Park. We have camped at the former, quite a few years ago, but have only driven through the latter. Some nice shaded spots there, and there's a ferry to the island from St. Ignace. Enjoy! Mackinac Island is one of my all-time favorite places. :)
kknowlton 04/15/14 06:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A unique camper spoted

Definitely unique! That would be a pretty tiny camper!!
kknowlton 04/15/14 06:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wind!

Popups in wind can be quite an adventure! One year we camped at a private CG just outside Great Sand Dunes NP. We had no choice which way to face, and the winds, gusting probably to 45 or so, aimed right at the end of the PUP. I was sure the metal braces holding up the bed-end tent would break - one did bend - so we put the camper down and begged & pleaded enough that they allowed us to stay in one of their "motel" rooms instead (fortunately they had one available).
kknowlton 04/14/14 10:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wind!

Been there, done that, only it was in central Nebraska a few years ago. 50+ mph gusts. We wisely decided not to travel that day, just spent an extra day in camp.
kknowlton 04/14/14 10:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: the drain is a pain

Will do!
kknowlton 04/14/14 10:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Yellowstone Snow Plowing

Beartooth Pass, just outside the northeast entrance, virtually never opens before July (sometimes not until mid-July); East Entrance Rd. often opens sometime in June, and usually has construction (some heavy-duty landslide zones along that road), and Dunraven Pass (between Canyon & Tower) is late to open as well. The others are virtually always open by sometime in May, in time for the main tourist season to start. The plowing videos are sure impressive!
kknowlton 04/14/14 04:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: First trip in the bank

A mattress topper that has worked well for us: eggcrate foam (about 2") from Walmart, plus an extra-thick mattress cover (fits like a fitted sheet). Perfect! But then, we do like firm beds. :)
kknowlton 04/14/14 04:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Life in the slow lane...

Not a blog, but our nephews were involved in such a ride as a fundraiser for juvenile diabetes several years ago. They also made a rather fun little indie film about it: Adventures for the Cure The organization of the same name also has a Facebook page. (Had to boast just a little. :) )
kknowlton 04/14/14 04:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: looking for my first camper

I believe there's a difference between gooseneck hitches and 5th-wheel hitches. Before springing for the new truck, make sure you have the right kind of hitch for the camper!
kknowlton 04/14/14 04:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: the drain is a pain

Wow, thanks, y'all! Sounds very do-able. Mike, I'll check your previous post on this as well.
kknowlton 04/14/14 04:22pm Travel Trailers
the drain is a pain

On our new TT (see sig), the freshwater tank is located between the wheels, with the (plastic) drain just in front of the rear axle. To access it, we have to crawl under the camper and use a wrench to undo (or reinstall) the drain cap, which screws on. We're thinking we may need to do some kind of mod in order to make it easier to drain and fill the tank - perhaps a short hose attached to the existing drain, going to a valve somewhere closer to the edge of the camper. Has anyone done anything like this? If so, how did it work?
kknowlton 04/14/14 12:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Just a Thank you

Welcome! Agreed on how good it is to be on several forums. We are also on our brand-specific one, but have found a lot of good general info here & made a few virtual friends along the way. Enjoy your new toy!
kknowlton 04/10/14 09:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: our first class c a 1993 fleetwood jamboree searcher

One thing we learned when we had a class C years ago was that we needed to make sure to get everything we needed - food, firewood, etc. - before setting up in camp. It's kind of a pain to undo everything just to go get wood or hot dog buns. If your RV is large enough to tow a small car or stow bikes, you might consider that, at least for places where you'll want to base camp and go sightseeing. In some places, you may be able to rent a car for sightseeing & errands - worth thinking about!
kknowlton 04/10/14 09:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Hello.....Introducing ourselves

Welcome, Tim & Cheri! Our story has a few similarities to yours - especially a long sojourn with a PUP (we had ours for 17 years) and enjoying Wisconsin state parks. You guys have some of the best! Good to see some former "neighbors" here on the forum. :) Looking forward to your stories, inquiries & pictures!
kknowlton 04/10/14 09:44pm Travel Trailers
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