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RE: Propane Tank Gauge,recomendations please

I have a buddy that has one of these, AND LOVES IT - Trauma gauge and it seams to be pretty accurate.... X2 this is what I have been using for a few years now works pretty well But you still have to check several times on the side of the tank to be accurate, the only reason I check my tanks is because I try to stay on the easier tank to remove and fill , they are back to back and no slide out tray so in order to fill the back one I have to remove them both , So I try to stay on the outer tank and used the inner as a backup , but back to the point the device works pretty well ,
Devocamper 11/11/19 10:48am Fifth-Wheels
Any host owners have leaks ?

2018 host mammonth. I have water leaking in on both front lower conners of the side slides, doesn’t matter if slides are open or closed so I am thinking that eliminates the slide seals . Water drips between slide seal and the wall at the end of the inside seal , same on both sides so far have not found any suspicious chalking just wanted to ask here if any other host owners have this issue and maybe a resolution . If you have never taken the carpet covered trim Pieces off , (good luck finding the screws,!!)you may not know you have a leak we found ours in a three day heavy rain as the carpet on those corners got wet . The bathroom side is just a corner pice the kitchen side actually covers the fresh water tank fill hose and some wiring for the awning. Getting a moisture meter to see if I can track down the source of the leak . I love this camper but these leaks are really annoying I have a dehumidifier running to try to prevent damage . Thanks for any help Mike
Devocamper 11/01/19 03:12pm Truck Campers
RE: What percent of the time do you leave your TC on your truck?

I take it off for the winter. during the season if we are staying more than a few days at one spot we take it off at the campsite , also during the season it’s on and off at home depending on other needs for the truck . We don’t go to far off road and don’t really drive the truck much in the winter so when we ordered this truck we went gas, 2 wheel drive, to gain a little more load capacity and saved a few bucks. My last truck was diesel 4 wheel drive and in 11 years used 4 wheel drive while towing a fifth wheel or carrying the TC twice both on wet grass campsites , did love the duramax but didn’t feel I need the diesel this time around which has proved to be true over two years .
Devocamper 10/30/19 08:00am Truck Campers
RE: Looking to make the plunge

Good choice on the 3/4 you will not regret it, the only difference I found having owned both gas and diesel is the diesel takes more oil for an oil change and the fuel filters need to changed regularly and the added fluids .. If you were to go diesel you should carry spare fuel filters and know how to change a fuel filter on the road in case you picked up some bad fuel. The Diesel engines in today’s trucks have more emissions controls than my last 2007 duramax so I would guess there’s more that could fail . I have Had a 2500 with the old GM 8.1 gas motor and currently have a ram 6.4 gas motor and both have been good motors but of course the duramax lwas a dependable motor as well .
Devocamper 10/25/19 08:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking to make the plunge

Keep in the mind that you may enjoy the rv lifestyle and want a larger trailer or fifth wheel in a few years it happens or happened to most of us, you will never have to much truck and a 2500 is still ok for a daily vehicle and will handle most anything you may move to in the future without having to upgrade your truck in two years . We went from a 1500, 2500, and are on our second 3500 dually and have lost some money in some of the truck upgrades and if you end up not enjoying your rv the 2500 will have a bit better resale , enjoy the adventure !!
Devocamper 10/22/19 08:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Camping @ The Big E 2019??

Maybe it’s the Eastern States Exposition near Springfield Massachusetts , have been to it but never camped for it. Also have a large rv show there in February.
Devocamper 10/15/19 06:17pm Truck Campers
RE: What do you want in a campground?

Whatever campground we stay in be it a state park, COE , private or any of the others we like the rules to be enforced , quiet hours (generators, partying) , pets on a leash or no pets allowed . Seems a lot of people don’t care for rules . As far as the amenities it depends on where we are camping from the resorts too boondocking but clean and safe is always a plus .
Devocamper 10/03/19 06:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Perils of RVing

Swing out jacks should be swung out before pulling out from under a TC even if there is a storm moving in, just sayin !!!
Devocamper 10/03/19 06:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Experience towing w/ 2WD F250, 2500 or other 3/4 ton

In 11 years of towing a 15600# fifth wheel we used 4wheel drive in relation to towing one time on a wet grass campsite pulling up a small hill . But it is the kind of option that when that day comes, and it will , you will think back and question your decision to go with rear wheel drive. We currently have a rear wheel drive truck but we did it to increase our payload capacity since we now carry a TC and are willing to take the chance on needing 4 wheel drive at some point. We have been on wet grass with the TC and have not had any problems so far . Our TC puts almost all it weight on the rear axle so when I do get stuck it will be my rear tires sinking into grass or mud andI probably would need a tow anyway . Mike
Devocamper 09/29/19 09:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Albuquerque Balloon Festival Questions

How far in advance are reservations suggested and or excepted by local campgrounds or the festival it self
Devocamper 09/24/19 02:44pm Roads and Routes
RE: Fuel mileage 2017 gas trucks

2018 ram 3500 DRW 6.4 hemi rear wheel drive 4:10’s , crew cab , 13-14 mpg empty at 65 mph , average 10.5 mpg with a host mammoth TC loaded for a trip with some water two 30# propane tanks and gear .
Devocamper 09/23/19 07:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Rough Ride

G ‘s are rated for up to 110 PSI so possibly at the lower pressure your running they wouldn’t Be as firm and may cause a bouncing effect from a softer tire. We used to run Goodyear G’s on a 15400 GVWR fifth wheel that had originally had E’ s on it and ran them at 110 psi. We never had any problems with bouncing or damage from a rough ride .
Devocamper 08/20/19 02:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How High???

12 feet 6 inches loaded , just have to say everyone should know the height of their rv !
Devocamper 08/14/19 06:49am General RVing Issues
RE: How long to return to camping after open heart surgery

Hello and thanks again too all of you that replied to this post . I just wanted post a bit of an update in case anyone was following this post . I went on my first camping outing this weekend which was 10 weeks since my triple bypass and PE and all went well . I was fortunate to have my family and wife to do the lifting and helping out with things I felt I wasn’t ready for but I was active and involved and drove the truck to the campground! As for me other than getting tired with six whiny tired grandkids (in the campground but not staying with us lol) it went pretty well and I am now looking forward to our next previously Planed weekend trip! And hope I am ready for our yearly 2 week vacation in September which is not a travel vacation its a stay at one campground vacation ! Thank you all for the advise and encouragement as well as the personal stories some of you shared with me, it was all greatly appreciated and surly helped my recovery , at least my state of mind during a difficult time in my life. Thanks Mike
Devocamper 08/12/19 09:28am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Good RV Navigation apps for iphone?

Copilot You find CoPilot fairly reliable when choosing a route taking into consideration your rig size and weight? Yes , you can create profiles for your vehicles including your rv height, weight, propane restrictions and a your choice of routes and things to avoid . Also as mentioned above the maps are stored on your device so service is not an issue.
Devocamper 08/07/19 04:59pm Technology Corner
RE: Good RV Navigation apps for iphone?

Copilot
Devocamper 08/06/19 07:52am Technology Corner
RE: Roof bubbling

Had a bubble problem on a fifth wheel, the repair is to remove the rain gutters and anything that goes through the roof in the area of the bubble . Then peal back the roofing material remove as much of the old adhesive as possible then reglue the roofing material and put everything back and seal the penetrations. ours was done under warranty and so should this one . The repair lasted over ten years until we sold the fifth wheel and never leaked.
Devocamper 08/01/19 01:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fifth-Wheel Longevity?

We have kept our last two trailers 10 and 11 years and a few of our first ones were a couple of years each. That said we have changed each time because of the way we camp or travel has changed not because any of the units we had fell apart or became unusable. As an example our last change was from a 36 foot 4 slide fifth wheel to a large Truck camper with three slides. The reason for the change was we are now both retired and wanted something easier and smaller to travel and see the country. The fifth wheel was great for traveling to a destination and staying for two or three weeks it was like your own little condo but we found traveling , setup each day and getting back on the road in the morning was getting to be a chore with a fairly large heavy fifth wheel . I am not saying you can’t travel or camp in any size or style RV we just wanted to downsize after having the Hitchhiker for 11 years which was built for and had a warranty for full time use however we were out most years 6-7 months. You will probably find that your needs change after you have been at for a few years . Good luck with your adventures !
Devocamper 08/01/19 12:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How long to return to camping after open heart surgery

Thank you Dale your story is an inspiration not only for the rv living part of things but in general thank you for sharing your story Mike
Devocamper 07/23/19 08:38am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: How long to return to camping after open heart surgery

Mexicowanderer thanks for your thoughts it has been a slow process for me with a PE and the heart meds screwing up my thyroid but making progress slowly . I wish the best for your upcoming surgery and I hope you have full recovery. Mike
Devocamper 07/19/19 09:47am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
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