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RE: Disclosure when selling

when I sell things I tell what I know,I like to sleep at night. Tell em what you know, but sell your trailer with an 'AS IS' clause. You will get less money, but you will know you were honest.
OleManOleCan 06/01/19 11:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie help - keeping cool

I had that problem one time. I opened every window, put a fan blowing across both beds of a small camper. Next night I added a larger fan blowing on the floor. It worked. Noisy, but cooler. When I got home I replaced the AC.
OleManOleCan 06/01/19 11:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Guys with generators ....

Solar is the only quiet generator. For internal combustion there's loud inverter and really loud contractor. Just my 2 cents. I had a buddy who brought bales of hay and made what looked like a chimney around his contractor model. It redirected part of the noise up... Still loud. It didn't bother him too much. He was going deaf. It bothered everyone else, me included. I found someplace different to camp...
OleManOleCan 05/29/19 11:41am Travel Trailers
RE: maiden voyage a wet but fun success

Thanks OleManOleCan. shakedown was a success. Wife is talkind adding a day to our next trip (little over a week out im excited) so I must have done something right haha Sounds like you did a lot of things right. Starting with your wife. Sounds like you got a good one. I'm lucky too. My wife loves to camp. I met a new friend on our last trip. He has camped since he was a kid. Wife hates camping, and only went because of their kids. I see problems for them...
OleManOleCan 05/28/19 09:49am Travel Trailers
RE: maiden voyage a wet but fun success

Glad you had a great trip. That's how to get kids hooked on camping and on outdoor activities. You may have had rain, but that doesn't really dampen the trip. We just returned from camping here in Alabama. Need I say it... Temps were 90s every day. No clouds. Nights were mid 60s. (This was in the mountains in North Alabama) My wife and I always enjoy camping. The temps didn't melt our enthusiasm... I ran a large fan outside, and a small fan and a Air conditioner inside... CAMPING IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT. BTW: Your next trip should be easier, because yall know what to expect. The first trip is to work out problems and learn how to camp a little easier. Menu planning and packing will be easier. AGAIN ENJOY... :)
OleManOleCan 05/26/19 11:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: What tools to take on 2 month trip?

:) Hi, Mostly some basic tools, a torque wrench and proper sockets for lug nuts, and a good credit card. I second the credit card. (Amazing what money can buy ;) ) I carry a pretty good assortment of tools and a cell phone too. You never know what you may need... That's where a cell phone can get you additional help.
OleManOleCan 05/26/19 12:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Buying another Vintage Camper

Well... We finally camped at Desoto State Park. Happy to report everything went smoothly. I saw a number of smaller campers and quite a few with no slides. These were offset by a lot of 40' or better behemoths. Didn't seem to be much middle ground. I did talk to one of the guys who stopped to ask about our Fleetwood Prowler. He was in a big camper and was fussing because his camper barely fit his space. Go figure. State parks have more smaller spaces than big landing strips.
OleManOleCan 05/24/19 11:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Drinking Campground Water...

In my original post I failed to mention we always carry a case of bottled water. My wife and I guzzle water, so a case or two has been our normal. My only question is do people make coffee with campground water, or carry gallons of water for coffee? We drink a lot of coffee. Guess I wasn't clear on the campground water question. Sorry yall...
OleManOleCan 05/20/19 11:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Proper Protocol for “Complimentary Roof Inspection”

There’s no complementary, it’s just like a car dealership doing a “free 38 point inspection”; it’s a chance to find something to repair and charge you. They WILL find something and like you suspect, they’ll even make sure you have damage so they can get your money. Buy some Dicor lap sealant and do the easy job yourself-$12.00 Learn to do all your maintenance yourself and you’ll be a much happier camper! Find another location for maintenance. Looks like someone is setting you up to take a lot of money. It's easy to do your own roof replace. $150 or less. Watch a couple of YouTube videos, and see how it's done.
OleManOleCan 05/18/19 11:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: One thing you use ALL the time?

I have a couple of BLACKSTONE GRIDDLES. We carry a small 17" Griddle when we camp. I leave the 36" at home. (I cook outside when I can) With a little practice you can cook a heck of a lot on the griddle. I confess that I also take a 22" Weber grill grate that I sometimes use on the Blackstone instead of the Griddle.
OleManOleCan 05/18/19 11:44pm General RVing Issues
Drinking Campground Water...

My wife and are are arguing about making coffee with campground water. I've always used a water filter on our White Hose, but my wife has never tasted campground water, she buys gallons of water. The water in question is at Desoto State Park. (Alabama) I've drank the water, both filtered and unfiltered. I can't tell the difference. Taste like the water at our home. Far as I know they have never had a problem with their water. ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? I'd like to know how the forum feels about general campground water. Do you buy gallons of water for coffee, or use what comes out of the faucet?
OleManOleCan 05/18/19 11:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where does the weight go to when using wd hitch?

If tongue weight scale says 930 pds and then you hook up to to hitch ball and then load up wd spring bars...what happens? Where does that 930 pds go? The WD hitch transfers part of the weight forward to the front axle. Properly set up the WD bars need a little lift to go on with some pressure. If the bars go on to easy, it ain't set up correctly. Equalizer has a pretty good video that explains it better than I can...
OleManOleCan 05/13/19 06:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: which wd hitch

Keep the Reese...
OleManOleCan 05/13/19 06:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tongue Weight, Silverado Hitch Class

I found out the hard way that some Silverado's sold as HD were not ... In 2008 I bought a new Silverado that turned out to be a major disappointment. Mine was underpowered, and not HD. I towed a 8500 lb camper to the Smokey Mts. I came home and traded for a F-250 Diesel. It really was HD, and towing was easy. It first I thought my Equalizer was set up wrong... That was one of the things that actually was as advertised. Not looking at your rig... I'd say a good Equalizer and strong truck could fix most problems.
OleManOleCan 05/13/19 06:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: adult only RV Parks California (not Palm Springs area)

Hi, Looking at a 4 night getaway in the Travel Trailer WITHOUT our 3 kids!! We are in our 40's. Any such thing as a campground without kids!? or minimal amount of kids!? ideally within a 4 hour drive of Santa Cruz, CA area? Probably this June...is everywhere crazy busy then! We like nice views, good food (doesn't have to be high end), maybe a pool or on water if it's really hot, maybe even near a city.... or super quiet getaway, more rustic, with fishing, no TV's blaring, that can be just as annoying as kids haha Does this exist :) Thanks! Check the Internet for parks. I found listings for Nude Campers, Gay campers ect... Ought to be listings for No kids.
OleManOleCan 05/09/19 11:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Early check in

I've heard of places that let you stay past check out for an additional fee. Has anyone heard of campgrounds or RV parks that allow early check in for an extra fee? Yes, I understand that it's up to the campground and whether the site is available. I'm curious because the campground I'm currently at has large numbers of campers checking in early and disrupting the normal work flow. I like to arrive early on Tuesday or Wednesdays. Those seem to be the days with the most vacancies. Campgrounds will accomodiate you easier in the middle of the week. No one makes me wait for the traditional check in times during slack times. I think of it as a Retirement Perk... :)
OleManOleCan 05/09/19 11:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cammpground Rant

Parks are fillijg up faster. Larger campers being sold and the longer spaces are filling up the fastest. Two solutions I use. 1. Camp in the middle of the week. 2. I went with a 20' camper this time around. There are still some smaller spaces availaible.
OleManOleCan 05/09/19 11:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trailer safety chain hooks and F150

I am having issues with connecting and disconnecting the safety chain hooks to the hitch mount of my 2016 F150 truck. It is very difficult to get just the proper angle to get them hooked. The gauge of the steel of the hitch mount holes, the size of the holes and the thickness of the hooks makes this very difficult. Has anyone else had a similar issue? Is there some type of fix that is safe to make connecting and disconnecting the safety chains easier? I put a couple of steel links in ours. They are a little longer, and easier to hook up. CROSS YOUR CHAINS WHEN YOU TOW.
OleManOleCan 05/07/19 10:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: 24 to 29 Foot TT...Does Size Matter That Much?

Hi Team, We are in the market for a TT. We want to stay below 30 feet. So we are looking in the 24 to 29 foot range. In general, we have found they fall into these three classes: 24 to 25 Feet TT: Dinette, Bath, Queen bed 26 to 27 Feet TT: Dinette, Bath, Queen Bed + More Room 28 to 29 feet TT: Dinette, Bath, Queen Bed, + More Room, + Extra Seating (coach, chairs, etc.) There are slight variations on this but in general the above generalization serves for the purpose of my question. within a product line, going from 25 to 29 feet does not appreciable increase weight. So we have rationalized that, if we are at considering a 25 feet TT, we might as well add 4 feet and get "More Room + extra seating (coach, chairs, etc.)". Finally to my question. Does the difference in size (4 to 5 feet) when towing matter that much? Do you all find the maneuverability, fitting in campgrounds, etc. much different for a 24/25 foot TT from a 28/29 foot TT? Thanks for your time and inputs. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Some older campgrounds and National parks have more smaller spots than larger. If you have towed much, size want make that much difference turning, and backing. I went the other way. We went from 30' to 20'. And the one I just rebuilt has no slide. My reasoning is that we don't stay in our camper much during the day, and there are only my wife and I. Unless it's storming, I cook outside and we enjoy outside activities, so, I set up a Fly Tent to cook under, and sometimes nap under too. Life's too short to stay in a camper when you can be hiking, fishing, or just visiting. My best advise to everybody... Buy what you want. If you want a large camper, buy it, same for a smaller camper. Enjoy.
OleManOleCan 05/07/19 10:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Buying another Vintage Camper

Well, It's been almost 3 months working on my Old Fleetwood Prowler. I'm not fast, I worked on it when I had no obligations for the day. Not saying I'm finished, but the bigger job is complete. NOW... Tomorrow I start to clean out all the tools, stains, and saw dust. Then I'm gonna mount a tiny 19" TV, and buy new bedding. Lastly I'm gonna hang the curtains Barbara made. (I already put up new brackets and rods...) Bout time to go to the Mountain. I can hardly wait. THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN A BLAST. :) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Finally completed work on the 75 Fleetwood Prowler today. It took me longer to do the work than I had thought. Persistance and Youtube kept me going. And I found and ordered parts on the Internet. I think I have stocked everything but food. Maybe next week we take it out. I planed to call it 'The Daniel's' or 'The Blue Line', but my wife prevailed. It's 'Ole Man Dan'. I used that when I shot in the Single Action Shooting Society. I also used Ole Man Dan on this forum a couple of years ago... I couldn't get back on with it, so I made a fresh start. That's all for now.
OleManOleCan 05/07/19 10:09pm Travel Trailers
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