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RE: Got our first dose of Moderna vaccine just now....

I am getting my first shot this Thursday. I have been eligible for a while now but due to getting a pneumonia booster I had to wait three weeks. Then the snow/ice storms delayed vaccine shipments.
Campinghoss@51 02/22/21 10:28am Around the Campfire
RE: surge protector and water filters

We have the progressive industries EMS-PT50X. Since we have a residential frig and washer/dryer we have a on the go water softener. Hard water is bad on the ice maker and especially the washer. Not all but a lot of cg's have hard water. So instead of checking each cg we stay at I just hook up the softener. I strongly recommend the EMS PT 50 X or an equivalent model. It really works on saving your camper and will not let your a/c or frig try to come back on without a delay.
Campinghoss@51 02/15/21 05:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: Unnecessary Warnings Shown on Products

There's one now. A woman sprayed Gorilla super glue om her hair. She is suing Gorilla Glue because the can doe not say not for use on hair! It says not for use on skin etc but not hair. What moron would do this unless they are rolling the dice for big bucks in a lawsuit! Any judge that awards her a dime, should be laughed out of the Courthouse along with her! And she was on TV this morning complaining about it. A plastic surgeon in CA is going to fix her up. The cost is 12K but he is doing it free. What in the world is happening:S
Campinghoss@51 02/11/21 04:29am Around the Campfire
RE: CDL Required to Drive Class A?

In NC, anything over 26001 you have to have a Class B. If diesel you need air brake endorsement. I had both when I had my 40 foot dp. As already stated, check with your state requirement.
Campinghoss@51 02/09/21 05:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Room Soundproofing

We wanted to block the light completely from our bedroom windows. Lucie our small fur baby LOVES to wake with the sun and start trying to get us up. We put some of those heavy light blocking curtains up to shut out the light and right away noticed it really made the room quieter as well. This would probably work for you since you only want to muffle the sound some. By the way, if we do get up with Lucie and go to the kitchen and have our coffee she goes under the table and starts snoring. Go figure :)
Campinghoss@51 02/01/21 12:17pm Around the Campfire
RE: Unnecessary Warnings Shown on Products

I don't know, some warnings really need to be heeded. I had a former boss while getting ready to hit the bed picked up a tube of Preparation H instead of toothpaste. He disappeared.
Campinghoss@51 01/22/21 05:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: Slide topper noise dampening

Our first fiver did not have a topper, our motor home did and now our present fiver does. We stay on Hatteras Island about three months a year where the wind is almost constantly blowing. They are not an issue and yes, compared to our previous fiver they do keep the rain from pounding right over your head when you sleep. I would not want a slide without them. If your spring is tight flapping is a non issue.
Campinghoss@51 01/21/21 06:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you and everyone else. Let's hope 2021 eventually gets more normal than this year.
Campinghoss@51 12/24/20 05:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What PSI for tires?

Our fiver was equipped with G rated tires with a max psi of 110. I have found that running at 105 lbs gives smooth towing and the wear is perfect across the tires. As far as weighing I don't go there.
Campinghoss@51 12/23/20 05:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Six-point leveling system -- reduce rocking

Ours has the 6 point system and JT strong arms. Stable and not an issue.
Campinghoss@51 12/21/20 05:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How will my new F350 behave in cold temps?

You will be fine in MD. I have never used my block heater. My son uses his during below freezing temps but that is just for his comfort before leaving for work. If you were going where the temps were 0 or below for a few days in a row then I would probably make provisions for that.
Campinghoss@51 12/19/20 10:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ready Brute brake cable routing Fiesta

I had my 2016 Fiesta with a Ready Brute tow system. Since,I have sold my motorhome and went back to a fiver. However my brake cable was a straight run from the grill to the fire wall. Obviously it had to dip some before running up to the fire wall but it came in directly behind the brake pedal pad. I kept the Fiesta and just went out and looked at the cable run. It goes directly from the grill under the engine and then slightly goes up and into the fire wall. Maybe you can shoot some silicone inside the tube the cable runs thru to lessen the friction. My Fiesta is a five speed. I went with a five speed since it is so much simpler to set up for four down. If yours is an automatic something may be in the way that I don't know.
Campinghoss@51 12/14/20 06:42am Dinghy Towing
RE: Complaints about Cost of Mhs vs Motels

We have had motor homes, fivers and tt's. Camping in whatever you have is a life style choice. Personally trying to compare dollars is not all you need to look at. We know who slept in our bed last night and used the bathroom. We can eat healthy and in this current environment it is a no brainer. Camping in what you have is your choice. I personally don't know of anyone who does it because it is cheaper-----you do it because you love it.
Campinghoss@51 12/08/20 04:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Who uses a pop-up canopy?

We have an awning on the MH, a 10x10 pop-up, but the preferred shade is an 8’ beach umbrella. I made a stake mount for the umbrella- it is a 1.5” x 24” piece of angle iron with a tube attached. Drive into the ground with a hammer and drop the umbrella in the tube. + quick to setup, easy to carry and store, not very expensive, one person setup. - best for 2 people, need a different mount for hard surface. When we don't take our dogs down to the beach with us we have a Beach Bub umbrella system. It is made in Greensboro NC and the cost was around 130 bucks. We go to the Outer Banks a lot and it is the best and last umbrella you will ever need. It will not hardly move in winds so strong there is no way you can sit under it without the sand blasted the hair off your legs. Just my two cents.
Campinghoss@51 12/02/20 05:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Who uses a pop-up canopy?

We have worn out two so far. The first was a 10x10, the next was a 12x12 and we currently have another 12x12. I modified my surf cart to carry everything including our small dog riding on the top down to the beach. It is a necessary item with our two dogs as it gives plenty of shade. We have been going to Hatteras Island for decades and staying about three months. Our dogs love the beach and these easy ups are really nice for shade. Over the years I found out how to angle my sand stakes on each corner to prevent wind from being an issue. If you plan on using one at your campsite it would be wise to use stakes as well. Wind springs up quickly.
Campinghoss@51 12/01/20 06:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Long Road trip

We have had tt's, fivers and a 40 foot motorhome. As someone already said if you are moving every few days I can see the advantage of a mh. But we sold ours and went back to a 40 foot fiver. It has WAY more room than a mh and is auto leveling just like our mh was. Folks say your wife can get up and fix sandwiches, coffee, snacks,etc while underway. Yes she can but it is very dangerous. She could use the bathroom while underway but I couldn't. Bottom line, I will never go back to a motorhome. Our fiver has everything we could ask for and then some. Besides, we are never in a hurry to get there or get back.
Campinghoss@51 11/28/20 06:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blue DEF

Answering your question directly, I have always used Peak DEF from wally world. I refill my tank when it shows 1/2 on my gauge. The def from wally will fill it right back to the full mark from the 1/2 mark.
Campinghoss@51 11/27/20 06:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Surge breaks on a dolly

When I had my dp motorhome I pulled an ACME dolly with surge brakes. You had to leave the steering wheel unlocked to keep from scrubbing the tires. I ran it about 10000 miles before I went to a four down car. I never had any issues with the dolly tires or anything like that. I think the ACME use inverted steering to avoid the scrub. If I was to go back to any type of dolly now, it would me an ACME.
Campinghoss@51 11/20/20 05:30pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Keeping pets safe in travel trailer while “home alone”

Yes you can do it safely and know whether they bark or not. We use a Cloud Cam camera which has video and audio. We have a temp stik that monitors temp and humidity. I have the camera wired into the inverter so if the power goes off we can still see, hear and if necessary talk to our dogs. The temp stik will let us know if the fiver is getting too hot since we have it set to check every 15 mins. The cloud cam is also positioned to show us a night light which will not burn if the cg lost power. Lastly we use a Verizon mifi which is not dependent on the cg's internet and is secure. All this info is monitored by our smart phones. With all that being said, most of our trips without Lucky and Lucie are not over 30 mins away generally speaking. The longest we have stayed away was 3 hours and that was at a Triumph Quartet concert in P. Forge. We were only 30 mins with traffic away. It can be done with today's technology safely.
Campinghoss@51 11/11/20 05:37pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Lucky

Now Lucky is experiencing symptoms which could be related to a tumor on the brain. The vet has suggested let his current meds run the course and then we will reevaluate. We can do a cat scan at NC State but surgery would be not be an option. The good thing is he does not appear to have any pain yet. One day at a time.
Campinghoss@51 11/09/20 04:27am RV Pet Stop
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