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RE: new with question (first of many to come!)

Awww, that's cute. You think an F150 is a monster ;) Welcome to the forum. There are a lot of different variables that you need to consider for the tow vehicle. You could start looking athttp://www.trailerlife.com/trailer-towing-guides/ for better info. When looking at trailers, don't go by dry weight. Put more importance on payload of the TV rather than towing capacity.
HappyKayakers 07/11/14 12:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Just a reminder..... Propane tank.....

Here's another site with good info: http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/gasoline-and-propane/propane-safety/propane-cylinder-overfilling-prevention-devices The last paragraph discusses exemptions.
HappyKayakers 07/11/14 07:54am General RVing Issues
RE: TV antenna performance

You could check out old antenna threads in the technology corner. Your old batwing should work just fine as long as you point it in the right direction.
HappyKayakers 07/10/14 05:50pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Just a reminder..... Propane tank.....

I have never, I repeat never, had anyone say anything about tanks being recertifed.I have been using the tanks for BBQ grill, fish cookers and whatever for many years .When they are empty I take them and get them refilled and no one has ever even looked at the date on tanks .Just saying Whoever is filling those cylinders for you without checking dates or condition is not doing you a favor, they're putting you at risk. Just saying.
HappyKayakers 07/10/14 02:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Road Side Assistance ??

I've found a huge difference between the administrative and operational sides of GS. Quite frankly, administrative needs a major overhaul IMHO.
HappyKayakers 07/10/14 06:55am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: RV Roof Repair Qustion

Maybe your friend should send you a pic of the roof.
HappyKayakers 07/09/14 02:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Settle a debate regarding sewer hose/smell

Might not be the black tank. Could be a faulty air admittance valve under one of your sinks. Also, if you have an exhaust fan running in the commode room when you flush that could bring extra odors up from the tank. You're keeping waste valves closed until you need to dump?
HappyKayakers 07/09/14 01:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help with picking an insurance carrier

Don't forget National Interstate: http://www.nationalinterstate.com/PersonalLines/Rv.aspx I switched insurance companies last year. Talked to a broker and he wanted to set me up with a different company. I asked if he'd checked rates with National Interstate. He called me back later and told me that he got a better deal with National Interstate.
HappyKayakers 07/09/14 12:31pm Full-time RVing
RE: Power Protection..Why So Few Have If Really Needed?

Could someone possible lay out a detailed primer on these, with model numbers plus pros and cons of each unit? It would be a great service to a lot of RVer's, particularly part time campers (such as myself), who want electrical protection for our campers, but want to do so as economically as reasonable. I suspect a majority of part time campers use 30 amp as opposed to 50 amp, though I don't know that for sure. I'm very knowledgeable about electric wiring and as such have done my own electrical work (always to code) my whole life. But having said that, looking at the great variety of these devices on Amazon, ranging from $70-80 to several hundred $, I wonder which ones are adequate, which ones do the job, and which ones might be overkill. Also, some idea as to reputation of the manufacturer when it comes to warranty issues would be great. I'm sure others here are interested in purchasing one of these, but face a similar quandary in making the right decision. I certainly can't provide a primer but I can share my experience. I started off with a portable 50amp Surge Guard. After 3-4 years, it failed. I called the company and they provided no help since it was past the 1 yr warranty. Having nothing to lose, I took it apart and found about 1 cup of water inside which caused enough corrosion to kill the unit. I started looking for a replacement and found a used Progressive Industries portable 50 amp, which I purchased. About 1 yr later, it developed problems. I contacted the company and after a brief discussion, I boxed it up and mailed it back at my expense. They rebuilt the unit and mailed it back. I was back up and running in less than 1 week. Again, my only out of pocket expense was postage one way. As far as recreational campers vs fulltime RVers, I don't think it makes much difference. If you only get 1 vacation a year do you really want it ruined on the second day by an electrical problem killing your AC and frig and entertainment?
HappyKayakers 07/08/14 07:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Power Protection..Why So Few Have If Really Needed?

What's "power protection"? For me, it's this: http://www.progressiveindustries.net/ems_pt50c.htm
HappyKayakers 07/07/14 01:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: fuel stops

No guide will be 100% correct but I prefer The Next Exit, available at most RV dealers and truck stops. Businesses listed in red at each stop are supposed to be RV friendly.
HappyKayakers 07/06/14 10:05am Roads and Routes
RE: New at this and wondering

Yep, all depends on your water conservation techniques. If you take navy showers, don't let water run while brushing teeth, washing dishes/hands, shouldn't be a problem.
HappyKayakers 07/05/14 04:30pm Beginning RVing
RE: Waste valve cable replacement

Well, you don't say what kind of RV you have but on mine I cut an access panel through the underbelly to swap out valve cables. Same basic layout with the cutout through the frame.
HappyKayakers 07/05/14 03:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: storing 6 rubbermaid tubs of photo albums?

I don't think you'd be happy with the results of taking pictures of pictures. If you don't want to buy a photo scanner and take the time, you could find an office supply store or maybe even camera shop that might scan all those pix for a price. The downside to that, other than the price, is you'll have to rename and organize the pix when they're done.
HappyKayakers 07/05/14 03:54pm Full-time RVing
RE: Refrigerator light's not on

Inside bulb or panel lights?
HappyKayakers 07/05/14 12:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Another sewer smell problem

You might check out a similar, recent thread http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/27808130.cfm
HappyKayakers 07/05/14 08:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Floor Rot

Once you have the mold taken care of, you might want to check http://www.rotdoctor.com/
HappyKayakers 07/04/14 06:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: please help with windows 8.1

If your only problem is your web browser, hit Ctl - to make the page smaller, Ctl + to make it bigger.
HappyKayakers 07/04/14 03:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Is it worth the washer and dryer?

It's a personal decision. If you don't like to cart your laundry to the campground Laundromat, or feel like there's cooties waiting for you at any public facility, get your own washer/dryer. Personally I've been using public facilities for 8+ yrs and haven't caught anything yet. I also like doing the laundry once every week or 10 days instead of every other day.
HappyKayakers 07/04/14 01:40pm Full-time RVing
RE: Kissimmee CW

Not a real good idea to post your personal phone number and email on a public Internet forum. As far as your AC problem goes, I'll bet there's nothing in your warranty paperwork that says the selling dealer will drop everything to save your vacation, regardless of how much you paid for the 5er. It sucks but problems happen at inopportune times. You could try contacting the AC manufacturer and see if they'll pay for a mobile mechanic.
HappyKayakers 07/03/14 10:31am Camping World Service and Installation
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