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RE: The Fascinating Evolution of the American RV

Thanks for sharing
CavemanCharlie 07/14/19 12:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Leaving Trailer Hooked Up

The next one might put California in the Pacific. Maybe it is time for a little traveling east for the next month or so. Just sayin', California has had some major moral problems for a long time maybe the big guy is calling! Phhhhttt! OP: our thoughts are with you and other Californians. If it were me... Trailer hooked up to my truck. Power from truck disconnected until I bug out. Plan on using 2 lane blacktop ASAP. Everybody else will be on the Interstates. Full tank of fuel for truck. Extra Fuel... Black and Grey tanks empty. Jacks up. Propane off until you need it. Yes, It's good that you have a TT for a place to stay if needed. But, if it gets bad will the roads even be passable ???? You might be better off to shelter in place inside your TT. I have a sister that lives somewhere near LA. I talked to her once about having a escape route. She told me that there was no way out of town and there was no reason to plan because there was nothing you could do. I thought that seemed pessimistic but, I'm not from there. Don't you have to get over the mountians somehow? Everyone only has one way in and out of town because of the mountians ?
CavemanCharlie 07/12/19 06:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Generator Obsrevations.

Was any of the three parked in the sun? Solar is great for battery charging. No, they were all parked in the shade.
CavemanCharlie 07/11/19 07:30pm General RVing Issues
Generator Obsrevations.

Last weekend I was a campground where some of the people were without power and using generators. One person had a Honda 6500 EU (I think) and it was setting in the bed of his pickup. When I walked past it may have been at idle because it didn't seem to be running very fast. But, it was very quiet. Especially so because it was in the bed of his truck and the sound was all being directed upwards. A second person had a Honda 2000 and it was setting behind his TT. Putting it back there may have been best for making it quiet for him but, I was glad not to be the person setting next to him... Unless,,, he was just using it to charge his batteries during the day and shutting it off at night. If he was that would have been OK A third person had a generator that was yellow in color. I did not get the brand name because he had it setting way out in the wood next to the swamp with; what seemed like; and 250 foot cord running to his camper. This actually worked because the generator was so far away that it wasn't really bothering anybody. However, I could see some campground where there was no way this would work. He had local license plates on his truck and probably had done this before and knew the drill. So my, one time, quick, observation would seem to say that putting a big Honda in the bed of your pickup is the way to go. But, I didn't get a chance to talk to that person because he was not around when I knocked on his door.
CavemanCharlie 07/10/19 06:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: A poll: What does 2 blinks of the left signal mean to you?

I've never heard of anything like that. To me it would be confusing and I would wonder what you are smoking. Now, if you didn't blink and then you slowed down and pulled to the right of the lane I would take that to mean that you want me to go by and that is what I would do. But, only when I thought it was safe to do so.
CavemanCharlie 07/10/19 06:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Running your propane Refrigerators while fueling?

Mine is always on, whatever. Ditto. Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto Ditto. My propane is on right now outside setting in my shed even though the fridge is off. . (I forgot to shut it off after my last trip.)
CavemanCharlie 07/10/19 06:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: A simple idea

I usually mark the end of my backing with an orange cone and place it on the left edge of the road My wife is great at helping me back up. I tell her that I only want 4 signals from her to tell me which way we want the rear of the MH to go. She positions herself at the left rear corner and walks backwards. I don't move unless I can see her. The signals are: Pointing to the left Pointing to the right. Fingers on her hand up, palm in, waving towards her. Hand raised fully, palm out, to tell me to stop She forgets that I have a microphone at the rear of the MH, and I can hear what she says under her breath. So what does she say ? :B
CavemanCharlie 07/10/19 05:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: A simple idea

I usually mark the end of my backing with an orange cone and place it on the left edge of the road My wife is great at helping me back up. I tell her that I only want 4 signals from her to tell me which way we want the rear of the MH to go. She positions herself at the left rear corner and walks backwards. I don't move unless I can see her. The signals are: Pointing to the left Pointing to the right. Fingers on her hand up, palm in, waving towards her. Hand raised fully, palm out, to tell me to stop She forgets that I have a microphone at the rear of the MH, and I canhttps://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/mn/storden?cm_ven=localwx_10day hear what she says under her breath. So what does she say ?
CavemanCharlie 07/10/19 05:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Mosquitos

OP here. So we had a fan, the bug bracelets, cans of OFF, citronella torches/candles/lanterns and some small logs that you put in the fire that repel bugs. And used none of it. We had a beautiful dry and breezy 5 day stay. So the trick is take everything you may possibly need and use none of it. Well we'll be ready for the 4th. Yup, that how it often works for me. Any thing that I take I don't need . Any thing that I leave at home I end up needing.
CavemanCharlie 07/01/19 07:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: I hate dinettes

Have owned, borrowed, rented, and walked all types of rv. That does not make me an expert but it does leave me with some perspective and the more matured I become in my rv age, the more confirmed I am that the rv industry in order to see more explosive growth needs to bring to a rapid end the addition of the proverbial dinette to any and every type of rv. Please just stop! My reasons are several but basically revolve around the simple fact that sitting one for more than five minutes is absolute torture. In fact I wish we could all ship our dinette to Guantanamo. Make a terrorist sit in one for more than 5 minutes and he/she will tell u everything they know. Painful I say and also purposeless. Indoor tables are not needed for meals. Even in our homes very few Americans eat at tables. And if we do while camping, it is the outside picnic table. So why does the rv industry force us to go backwards by 20 years and give us sore backs at the same time? Maybe it is to play games which again I say are so much more enjoyable outside. So please rv industry leaders stop with the dinette. Give us another couch or comfortable chairs or even more bunks for the neighbor's kids. I saw one ad recently for a moderately priced 38' class 8 that slept 8.i had to ask how. The answer was a picture of a dinette area removed to be replaced by floor to ceiling 3 bunks. Genius thought I. Whew... Thanks for listening. I feel so much better having gotten that of my chest. To each their own. I like the dinette on the curb side of my rear bath 20 foot TT. Space is limited and I use the dinette all the time. I am lucky enough not to have a bad back and I set at mine often in the morning having breakfast and looking out the window. ( I do use a pillow behind my lower back for comfort but, I don't need to use it, I just like it.) When it rains I set at the dinette and watch a little TV. Plus,, (and this is a big plus in a 20 foot TT) it folds down to become another bed. I get use out of that fairly often too. I also need it as a place to prepare food even if I do then go outside and cook it over the fire. I have very limited counter space. In your large Class A's I suppose you might be right. But, in my little TT is nice to have. It would suck it it wasn't there.
CavemanCharlie 07/01/19 07:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Another hot water heater question

If there is a switch inside the camper to turn it on, yes, it has a fuse. If you have to go outside to light it, no fuse. Yup,
CavemanCharlie 07/01/19 06:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Camco RV Wall Clock

We got this for now. In a few years when I retire this goes to the Salvation Army store and I hang the days-only clock - almost identical but with no hour numbers and a single finger. https://www.magnamail.com.au/images/product/square/medium/WCLOC.jpg I like that and your idea
CavemanCharlie 06/26/19 08:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Survey-- City Water vs pump

Pump, To answer your question I only use the pump. Then I just refill the tank. But, I have a 26 year old TT and I am just a weekend camper that stays close to home. I don't trust my plumbing system good enough to use the full hookup water system. I turn the pump on when I am using it then shut it back off. No worries that way.
CavemanCharlie 06/26/19 08:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: crazy accidnet

Security cam video INCREDIBLE !!! Art. Holy F#####g S##t. If this had been a movie set he landed it perfectly. Of course it isn't and it is awful that this was the outcome.
CavemanCharlie 06/26/19 08:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Squelling AC Fan

You might get lucky, take the top of the AC off, and see if something got stuck in the fan. I've had that happen ! Otherwise you need a new motor for the fan.
CavemanCharlie 06/26/19 07:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Furnace

There's no ventilation for ours. There's a futon over the ducted system with a wood base. Believe all the air/gas fun stuff happens outside the RV...in that vent. We're thinking of doing the same, we'll measure the pieces taken out (with no vents) and replace with the same dimensions. In the end, contact your manufacturer and they'll likely guide you. No, the combustion air (where the fire us burning) is all done outside. But, for the furnace to work it has to draw air from inside the RV (or home) then heat it and then return it to the RV or home. Some how your furnace is getting air from inside the RV. It's just sucking it around cracks and fabric around the Futon. Your furnace might actually work better if you allowed it to have more air movement.
CavemanCharlie 06/26/19 07:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hey There - First Post

Welcome
CavemanCharlie 06/26/19 07:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Mosquitos

I think if the bugs were so bad I needed to smell citronella, dope up myself and the environment and sit under a fan, well then it is time to go inside. :B You not from Minnesota are ya. If you are not getting eaten by mosquitoes then that means that the lakes are frozen over and it's time to go ice fishing. Those are the only 2 season we have.
CavemanCharlie 06/22/19 05:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camco RV Wall Clock

I am still using my old Military US NAVY WALL CLOCK. I like it as it has wind up key... https://i.imgur.com/mt8nCyH.jpg height=200 Google image Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45 That thing is COOL !. I bet it will still be functional long after you are no longer functional. Will you leave that to me in your will ? Don't have a RV clock but, in the shop we have an electric clock that came out of the local school when it closed. It was put in back in the 50's when they added the fire alarms and electric bells. Still keeps perfect time. Bet no clock you can buy today will still be working 60 years from now.
CavemanCharlie 06/22/19 05:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Refrigerator not working Norcold N611

Unless you are way off level, it sounds like the cooling unit is plugged and there is not much of a fix for that. Your the winner. The cooling unit is bad. They have the new part on order and it's being covered under warranty as it should be. We should have it back in time for our next scheduled trip in July. I know it's unusual for something to fail that quickly but in my line of work I've seen brand new parts come out of the box bad so I guess anything is possible. Thanks for letting us know they found the problem and the solution. I wonder why it went bad? Do you run the fridge out of level a lot of the time ??
CavemanCharlie 06/22/19 05:28pm Travel Trailers
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