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RE: RV toilet paper

We used some ‘premium’ stuff one trip and had TP clumps that didn’t flush out well. No clog, but there might be something to going with lighter TP, and or the jar test. On the other hand, after reading tons of these threads, I don’t know if anyone ever reported genuine problems.
K3WE 08/17/19 08:08am Beginning RVing
Upgrading to 35 lb tanks- super quick.

For most new trailers equipped with 25 lb LP tanks on the toungue, can you basically swap them out for 35 lb tanks, or do you need to lengthen the hose and/or lengthen the threaded rod that holds them? Doesn't seem like rocket surgery to adapt, but curious if you need to adapt anything at all. Thanks. (Note: I am sure there are exeptions)
K3WE 08/11/19 09:50am General RVing Issues
RE: 30 amp plug question

Warning- since a "30A plug versus 110V wire" seems new to you, Amps and Volts are two different things. Here's the catch- a typical dryer is a 30 amp, 240 volt plug. They look a little bit alike, and people have been able to force camper plugs into drier outlets. The 30 Amps at the drier does no harm...the 240 volts however...not good.
K3WE 08/09/19 02:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Another bad RV wreck, driver dead. Montreal.

***I wonder if he tried*** I think it's valid to analyze what someone might have done. I too would have hoped to turn, lay it on it's side or run into something better than the gate or downshift. Too bad there wasn't a way to land in the water- the location of the boat was sadly both "wrong" although yeah, other people could have easily been killed if it were different. Conversely, there's also a real possibility that many of us would wind up in the same situation. The options at 0 MPH on the keyboard are simpler to sort through and clearer.
K3WE 06/27/19 09:59am General RVing Issues
RE: What can I do with/expect from a generator?

Edit: Also, arguably you probably don't want to heat water with a generator when boon-docking. Probably better to use LP. If the generator is already running, AND you have capacity, why wouldn't you use electric to heat water? You saw the words 'arguably' and 'probably' in my post, right? It's rather inefficient to burn gas to make electricity to heat water versus burning gas to heat water directly. Gas engines are pretty inefficient. That being said, you CAN do it as you say, and maybe filling the gasoline tank is easier than filling the LP tank, so efficiency doesn't matter, but not using electricity to heat water can help you get by with a smaller generator... Lots of trade offs to tip the scale one way or another, but it is less efficient.
K3WE 06/27/19 07:36am Beginning RVing
RE: Summer is here!

Wow a boat load of views but not one reply/comment. Don't be shy! The tent-camping forum here is pretty dead. This place is more about RV's. Arguably it shouldn't be- there's a significant segment of us that have done (or still do) both.
K3WE 06/25/19 02:14pm Tent Camping
RE: Why 4.1 axle?

After having fairly similar vehicles with 3.42, then 4.10, then 3.57: I noticed relatively little performance differences in them. I do not deny that there is a slight mathematical and mechanical advantage and RPM difference, but the message here is that the final drive tends towards hair splitting and fine tuning. It DOES depend- I was towing near the vehicle's maximum capacities- and we spent a lot of time downshifted with the gas engine at 3000 RPM- I actually MISSED the 3.42 to make that 3000 RPM a little slower...Your experience may vary. Indeed, new multi-speed transmissions make the choice of the final drive much less critical and even more in the hair-splitting / fine-tuning realm.
K3WE 06/25/19 11:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: What can I do with/expect from a generator?

I don't know that it matters a whole lot for WINTERTIME use...Yeah don't run too many heat appliances at the same time (Microwave, coffee maker, hair drier)...but nice 'small' quiet 2000 watt generators should run those things and charge batteries. To run an air conditioner- THEN you have some requirements. Edit: Also, arguably you probably don't want to heat water with a generator when boon-docking. Probably better to use LP.
K3WE 06/25/19 07:13am Beginning RVing
RE: Tire plugs

I've had about a 50% failure rate on plugs. 10K miles later a slow leak. Don't get me wrong- if time is tight, or a plug is the ONLY thing available, it's a valid repair. If I have a CHOICE- it's patch.
K3WE 06/25/19 07:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Medical marijuana

Why is this thread in Travel Trailers?
K3WE 06/10/19 05:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Rear-Living TTs: Likes, dislikes, features, models...

***We had a Terry 26' with no slide and rear bedroom, loved the front kitchen but it was bit more than our Yukon XL could handle comfortably.*** HA! We currently have a Terry 27 ft half bunkhouse with no slide... Towed it with a 1/2 ton Suburban for several years, now have a 2500 Suburban. I did not join the weight police, but the truth of both sides became clear. The 1/2-ton did OK, but it really was maxed out. The 3/4-ton doesn't PULL it any better, but the big leaf springs and big tires, and big brakes...it handles better and doesn't have the maxed out feel. Don't get me wrong- the camper makes the 3/4 ton work hard, and you must drive smartly and safely, but the 3/4 ton "handles it" with "improved comfort"...more about the suspension! I acknowledge a bigger motor and different rear end, but the actual pulling is not that much different.
K3WE 06/07/19 11:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Rear-Living TTs: Likes, dislikes, features, models...

Thanks for the replies...we are leaning towards one of the Passport 28's. It is difficult to find TT's where the slide doesn't block something significant- these have a hall on the right and slide on the left...a lot of models are opposite on the hallway and the slide closes it off. I am torn on the two-door aspect. It seems to kill a lot of potential cabinet and storage space. There's a 25 model with only one door that actually has more storage. Ironically model numbers translate rather poorly to trailer length these days. The old rule of model number + 3 ft = true length is pretty inaccurate.
K3WE 06/07/19 10:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Camping or Glamping?

I hate the word "glamping". It's like someone who has never gone RV-ing coined it. Aw come on...a great big Prevost and a gas-fueled fire pit, and screened porch, exterior flat screen TV and sound system, in a concrete RV Park and ALL the cheesy lights and a golf cart and floral shirts and shorts and flip flops... Glamping. vs. A teardrop camper way out west with no hookups, no generator, no television, not running the heat... Not Glamping.
K3WE 06/06/19 03:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rear-Living TTs: Likes, dislikes, features, models...

You might want to post this on the Travel Trailer forum instead of the General forum. Since it's been moved, I see zero replies, but if you say so.
K3WE 06/06/19 03:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: One night running the heater and blower

The OP even posted that the furnace never even ran, after the fact. LOL! Yeah...the thread sort of went the wrong way. But it was also no-win. He indicated his batteries were old- and there comes a point where turning on the furnace even once won't work. Were the forecast temperatures pretty mild- Yes. Is it possible he might have wanted a little heat and been bummed not to have it- Also yes. Should he have gone out and bought two new ones JUST FOR THE SLIGHLY COOL NIGHT? No... Should he have gone out and bought two new batteries BECAUSE HIS OLD ONES WERE SHOT? Probably. If he wanted to be cheap- maybe only one battery...but agree with your comment!
K3WE 06/06/19 08:51am Beginning RVing
RE: Rear-Living TTs: Likes, dislikes, features, models...

Well, first of all, you need a bigger truck and LT tires on the TT, lol... :) I specifically DID NOT ASK FOR THIS SORT OF INFORMATION BUT, LOL and Thanks AND humor totally appreciated! :-) Thanks also for the window and no-slide comments.
K3WE 06/06/19 08:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Camping or Glamping?

How about we call it RV-ing.. That way we are not putting down or up anyone??? No. Because that's not descriptive at all...AND Camping vs Glamping is not a put down! The thing I love about RVing is the HUGE VARIETY it offers. Sometimes we ARE in to glamping...Fancy RV park with full hook ups and activity center and pink flamingo lights. Other times, we are in a national forest conserving batteries and water (and yes, we don't run exterior lights except for when there's a good need). Unfortunately there are people here who like one and can't help but look down on the other. Other adjectives: Boondocking, dry camping, RV-park vs National park, Urban RV park, Wal-Mart-Overnighting, Beach camping, Cold camping, Snowbirding...these all describe important sub groups of RVing. Glamping is just a cute term when you go the extra yard (or mile) for fanciness and comfort. RVing is ok as a catch-all, but it describes very little. All of the other words and adjectives tell others what you are talking about.
K3WE 06/06/19 07:37am General RVing Issues
Rear-Living TTs: Likes, dislikes, features, models...

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 29905076
K3WE 06/06/19 07:26am General RVing Issues
Rear-Living TTs: Likes, dislikes, features, models...

We are looking at a rear-living travel trailer (28 to 30 ft range) and even have a model in mind... However, my objective here is discussion. I am not looking for directions to the search feature, nor the blow-off-no-discussion suggestion to "go shopping and figure out what's important to you" (We have done exactly that). The real question is "What model do you have- what do you especially like about it, is there anything you dislike, and the biggie- what did you learn that you like, or wish that you had done different, or weren't sure then but are sure now...that sort of stuff. It’s a fact that you learn some things AFTER you make the purchase: Sometimes pleasant surprises, sometimes some minor disappointments. At risk of derailing the thread- our first camper (a 27 ft half-bunk house) had no slide out...A decision that SEEMED so wise beforehand...turned out to be slightly wrong afterwards- LOL Always appreciate those here willing to have the beer + fireside, compare & contrast story telling!
K3WE 06/06/19 07:26am Travel Trailers
RE: dual AC on 30 amps - I think I made it work

This is not relevant to the OP, but if you only run one AC is it generally adequate for ‘typical’ weather? (I know things vary widely- just assuming that an average camper in average weather, there’d be adequate cooling at night, and during the day you could close off the bedroom kind of deal.). Sure, if hits 100, you’re out of luck. Just curious to hear what some other folks do.
K3WE 05/27/19 06:23am General RVing Issues
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