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RE: Near New York City and/or train lines

Wildwood State Park on Long Island is an option. You could take the Long Island Railroad into Penn Station and get anywhere in NYC via subway. And if you decide you want to check out Eastern Long Island (Montauk Point) you could also take the LIRR to the east end. https://parks.ny.gov/parks/68/details.aspx
2edgesword 05/31/19 09:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Huge damage award - posted without comment

http://www.landlinemag.com/Story.aspx?StoryID=74237#.XOP9RlJKi01 Lyle Stupidity cost lives.
2edgesword 05/21/19 02:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Large Back Window

The large rear window was a must have for us since the vast majority of campsites we have stayed at had the nice view to the rear.
2edgesword 04/16/19 01:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: $hitty situation for me

The black tank vent will most likely be on the roof. It's a tube that runs from the tank to the roof and will have a cover with a gap between the top of the tube and the cover to allow venting of the tank while preventing rain from going into the tank.
2edgesword 04/16/19 01:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Surge protector...

One of the reviews on Amazon mentioned... "I originally gave this product 3-Stars. After using it on three RV Journeys I have lowered my opinion of this product. The Power Defender is not rain resistance. A couple of thundershowers caused water to enter the component. A small amount of rain residue in the component caused the electrical wiring to short out. It will give false indications of voltage problems and chatter." https://www.amazon.com/Camco-PowerDefender-Integrated-Protection-55310/dp/B00JGJH8QU That said the Q&A on Amazon also mentions... "The Power Defender Voltage Protector provides three functions. It monitors the voltage level of the power source and will disconnect power to the RV if there is an unsafe high or low voltage and automatically reconnects power once the voltage has maintained a safe operating range for two minutes." These are features you do want in a surge protection device but the water resistance issue would be a major issue given these things are subject to rain, wind, etc.
2edgesword 04/15/19 12:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Jayco quality?

Unfortunately the buyer has to be the final QC inspector. Go through the unit with a fine tooth comb and maybe take a buddy that knows something about trailers with you. Do this before you sign anything or turn over any money. I have a Jayco 28RLS. My wife and I checked ever system, opened every door, flipped every switch, checked every outlet, etc., etc. spending three hours doing it. Fortunately we found no issues and have gone through a full season without experiencing any issues. Take your time and do it right the first time.
2edgesword 04/01/19 02:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing capacities aren't realistic, completely unachievable

The manufacturers are going to publish the highest weight possible in the best configuration to achieve that highest weight (only the things required by J2807). Then it's left to the consumer to figure out how much weight the truck can handled in their particular configuration.
2edgesword 03/26/19 07:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: firearm question

The 1001 times when a firearms wasn't need will mean absolute nothing the ONE time it is need. If you're legal to have it where you are traveling bring it.
2edgesword 03/18/19 11:36am General RVing Issues
RE: rear camera install

We use this one on our 32.5' TT... Yuwei Rear Observation Camera Works great and it's about half the price of the Furrion model
2edgesword 03/14/19 11:26am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Recommendations for new Travel Trailer

What you described is pretty much what my wife wanted and we found it in our Jayco 28RLS. I think a fireplace may be an option. BUT I don't think you're going to find all of what you are looking for in anything under 22'. The 28RLS is 32.5'. I have not seen the combination of walk queen bed, larger walk in shower (no tub), table and chairs (versus dinette) and dual recliners in anything close to 22'.
2edgesword 03/13/19 07:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Review of our shakedown Florida trip

Glad you got your first trip under your belt with not major issues. Hopefully that will continue to be the story.
2edgesword 03/13/19 07:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dewinterization in Campground

I do it at home since I like to insure the hot water heater is working before I leave for the first trip. The couple of gallons of anti-freeze I use to winterize and the few gallons of water used to clear the lines that gets flushed into the holding tanks shouldn't be an issue when traveling to the first campsite of the season.
2edgesword 03/11/19 01:35pm Beginning RVing
RE: Downsizing, sort of?

For me, with half the loan paid off and the unknowns of what you're going to get when you buy used, I'd stay with what you have.
2edgesword 03/11/19 06:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Building New Campground. Opinions Welcome!

A 12 minute drive would be of no concern to my wife and I. Some of the things that would be important to us would be places of interest within a 30 minute drive (historical sites, natural attracts like lakes, state/national parks, unique shopping centers, amusement park, etc.). It might also be helpful to have specific areas in the campground where families with kids and/or pets could be separated from those that don't want the distraction of either. A fire pit and picnic table at each site (nothing fancy but functional) would be nice.
2edgesword 03/08/19 01:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Roof mounted 15k air conditioning

Adding refrigerant would not be the answer unless the unit wasn't sufficiently charged in the first place. Possible but not likely. That said if somehow it wasn't properly charged at the factory or developed a leak there is a way to tap into a closed unit to add refrigerant. Unless you have the equipment to measure low and high side pressure and a leak detector you should leave that to an A/C tech. If it's not an issue of the A/C putting out less than it's suppose to adding another A/C (cost) is going to depend on whether you already have 50 amp service. If you have 50 amp service adding a second A/C would require minimal new wiring and you shouldn't need a new converter. If you currently only have 30 amp service then it becomes a more involved and more expensive project (wiring, new converter in addition to the new A/C unit).
2edgesword 03/01/19 02:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Choosing between trailers

I share the concerns mentioned by soundguy. If it was a typical southern NY winter I think it could be done pretty conveniently. But based on what I know or imagine about Canada is a whole other breed of cold, wind and snow you'd be dealing with meaning a LOT more propane and electric to keep the inside and pumping warm. That said I'm sure there have been some that attempted the same thing that can give some real world advise on whether it really can be done and how to do it.
2edgesword 03/01/19 01:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Would you go with 2nd AC?

If money is no object get the second unit. If money is a consideration then a huge part of the decision will be whether the unit is already set up with 50 amp service or will have to be rewired for 50 amp which will also mean a new converter (I was quote $2K ~ $2.5K for a conversion).
2edgesword 02/28/19 06:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How much AC is needed?

I should have mentioned that the trailer manufacturer (Grand Design) claims that the trailer is well insulated. They state that it has R-40 in the roof, R-11 in the floor and R-9 in the walls in their brochure. The manufacturer also claims that the 15K BTU AC unit should work just fine and they have not gotten any complaints. As for adding a second AC unit I was just curious and I was mainly interested in the actual AC unit install on the roof itself and all that goes with that, like sealing the roof and securing the AC unit its self. I wasn't that worried about the electrical aspect of the install and I don't mean to minimize that aspect of the install, its just that I'm an engineer and I've worked with electricity (AC and DC) my entire career, so I'm sure I could figure that out. All that said, I honestly don't think I'd ever do it. Seems rather crazy to plan on adding a second AC unit to brand new trailer. It would make more sense just to buy another trailer if the 15K BTU unit can't do the job. I'm an electrical engineer also on Long Island. The cost difference of doing it if you already have 50 amp service versus only having 30 amp currently is significant. That would be my only hesitation.
2edgesword 02/27/19 02:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Would you go with 2nd AC?

"We have an option to buy a Grand Design Reflection 295RL with or without a 2nd AC in the front bedroom for the same price." For the same price it really is a no-brainer. You may only need it occasionally but much better to have it and not need than to be miserable on those days/nights when you really need it but don't have it.
2edgesword 02/27/19 02:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How much AC is needed?

I have a Jayco 28RLS with one 13.5K ducted unit. On 90+ degree hot and humid days the unit has had no problem keeping things cool to my wife's satisfaction (meaning quite cool). We start running the unit in the morning so it never allows the trailer to get really hot during the day and then having to play catch up. As others have mentioned if your unit is already wired for 50 amp adding a second A/C isn't too expensive (price of A/C and basic installation). If your trailer is wired for 30 amp then you could be talking $2,000 for all the wiring, new converter and A/C unit.
2edgesword 02/27/19 12:47pm Tech Issues
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