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RE: fuel Guage error?

I don't know about that Winnie, but some of the MHs have issues with the fuel getting down into the tank, and will shut off the trigger well before the tank is full. While it may not always be a good idea to play with the trigger to get as much into the tank as possible, you may want to fiddle with it at least once, to see what "FULL" actually is on this rig. Once you know, I would then figure 7 mpg, and calculate the use based on mileage...say fill up when you have gone about 300 miles (42 gallons), which should give you plenty of "spare fuel", and you can try and figure from there. I have a faulty gauge in my car, and I've gotten to where I don't really trust it, so base my use on miles. Just make sure to give yourself enough extra so you don't end up on the side of the road (like I did once). Also...double check on that fuel tank capacity....it may be wrong? good luck and Happy Camping
PapPappy 03/06/15 07:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need advice. PA TO FLORIDA?

I did a quick Google Maps search....from Myersdale to Savannah, and it offered two options (in addition to an airline...LOL!!) You can basically go west and take I-77 down or go East and take I-81 south.....or take I-81 down towards Richmond, VA, and then cut over to I-95 for the remainder of the trip south. A lot will depend on what you want to see. I you are trying to get south as quickly as possible, it looks like western route down I-77 would be the quickest, and may also be the most scenic. I think that is what I would recommend, but I've never taken it, so can't really say for sure. Others will probably have better information. That sounds like a great truck for the trip...the Hemi should have the power you need. Have a great trip!!
PapPappy 03/06/15 07:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: How do they do that?

Some folks will install a backer board inside the cabinet, and then mount the flat-screen to that. It really depends on how your unit is situated, but there are so many different brackets available now, you should be able to find something that will work.....but it may also require some cabinet modifications.
PapPappy 01/18/15 10:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A new line of pet trailers.

Finally something I can tow with my Honda Fit!!:B I wonder if they have those darned corner beds??:B
PapPappy 01/18/15 10:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Formaldehyde In Building Materials

Formaldehyde was used in a majority of RVs over the years. As mentioned, those in New Orleans had people complaining about the FEMA trailers. One of the problems with those trailers, and the reasons behind the problems, was that they were put into use days after they were coming off the assembly line. Typically, the formaldehyde will "air out" of the trailer in a few weeks, as a natural part of the product, but these units were needed right away, so they didn't sit on a dealership lot or at the mfgr's lot as would normally be the case...and I guess nobody really thought about it. A few folks complained of headaches and such, when living in the trailers, and they blamed the formaldehyde. Then, once a couple of people had issues, it spread like wild fire, and EVERYONE was trying to get something for nothing. As far as I know, most (if not all) of the trailers that were used for temporary housing have been sold and reused, or FEMA has them in storage for the next emergency....and they are fine now. It was that "scare" after the hurricane, that has many of the manufacturers saying that they are now using non-formaldehyde products...But honestly, the smells that make that "new car" smell or the "new" carpet smell are just chemicals that are gassing off....and 99% of them are harmless. Pressure treated lumber was also "dangerous", and not recommended for use inside homes, though plenty of people have done it, and once painted, it is the same as any other lumber. Not that it's much adoe about nothing, but like so many things, the media makes mountains out of mole hills.... Bottom line...if you find two trailers that have all the features you want, and they are priced differently (because one is "greener"), I still think I'd buy the cheaper one. and then donate the money I saved to a good charity, or better yet, use it to go camping!!
PapPappy 01/18/15 10:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: National Park Vandal

I think her art work is beautiful...I think she should have the chance to paint on the walls of her cell! But then, my DW always says that I'm a softie:B Could someone post the link to the petition, I'd like to sign.
PapPappy 10/24/14 07:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: National Park Vandal

Unbelievable! When I first looked at some of the pictures, I thought that it was chalk, and would wash off....nope, not according to the articles. She's using acrylic paints! Sand paper would be to easy for her....I'd rather see her try and scrub it off bare handed....wear some skin off! I've spend time as a Boy Scout Leader, and we teach the boys that they should appreciate the places they go, and leave them in better shape than they were when they arrived. We always bring some trash bags with us, and would end up carrying out other people's trash. We leave with what we brought in, with memories, and photographs of wonderful times. We don't leave anything, except maybe some footprints, and try to avoid that! Painting these wonderful places is insane, and I that they catch her, and make an example of her!
PapPappy 10/24/14 10:26am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How do you switch between holding tanks.

Who did you buy it from? Can they help you? This seems like a strange question from someone who is Full Timing:h Sorry, I'm unfamiliar with your TT, but as 2Oldman wondered, why don't you have manuals.
PapPappy 10/24/14 10:13am Travel Trailers
RE: How difficult is it to get a title?

Does it have a VIN number? I think I'd get that number, then go to DMV and ask about ownership. Explain that someone is trying to sell this TT to you, and they don't have a title. You want to make sure that it is really theirs to sell, and what do you need to register/title the trailer? I know that DMV gets a bad rep, but I'm pretty sure that they would be willing to help you. Good luck
PapPappy 10/24/14 09:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Covering camper inside barn

A tarp from Harbor Freight or Walmart will work. The RV tarps are very nice (and you pay the price for them), because they let air through, to avoid moisture issues....but if you allow some air to get around under a regular blue tarp, you should be fine. One of the concerns inside the barn would be bird droppings (a great reason for the tarp) and mice getting into the RV.
PapPappy 10/22/14 03:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tiny house crossover to RV?

I agree with you Davydd....though I think they do have a place in society. Recently saw an article about In-Law homes that people would have built in backyard, rather than having Seniors sent off to a Nursing Home. The house was 240 sq-ft (10x24) and basically a efficiency apartment with a bathroom. Cost was about $50K, and the article said that a lot of communities were now changing their zoning to allow these places. It is still a Tiny House, but it looked as if it was a very nice place for Grandma...who could then come into themain house for socializing. Sorry Ingrid, I'm going off track....
PapPappy 10/22/14 02:36pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Tiny house crossover to RV?

Yes! I have watched it on a few occasions, and see how many of the space saving ideas would work just as well in an RV. I sometimes wonder about the projects on that show....and how they seem to try and make the places as small as possible, without really building practically. A square house is more efficient use of space than a rectangular one, as far as cost of construction, and yet they always make them long and narrow. Same goes for the lofts...they have the property and area to make a complete second floor, yet never do. Still, I think it's a good show, and I've picked up a few neat ideas from it along the way. Another good show is that one with the guy building tree-houses. :B It's nice to see the picture of the van and trailer. We had talked about it on PapFriends a few times, and I think you had posted pictures of them separately, but this is the first I've seen them together. A sweet ride! Bill & Claudia
PapPappy 10/22/14 01:18pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Loss of Shore Power

Are you sure that you have the proper power from the shore connection? It would not be the first time that an outlet was miss-wired. If you are sure about the outet...then I'd check at the transfer switch. If that is what you did, and you don't have voltage crossing that switch, it could be that it has just failed. It has to happen at some point, and today may have been your day. Is there any sort of voltage protector in the system...that may have been fried or something? If you don't plan to use the genset, you might be able to bypass the transfer switch, until you get a new one.
PapPappy 10/21/14 09:54pm Tech Issues
RE: charging battery from generator---how long does it take?

The general consensus is that you will do better with an actual battery charger, as compared to a battery charging Inverter/converter. You will want one of those for the conversion too, but for charging batteries, get a good quality charger. You really don't want to get to large a charger, and much above 30A will be more than you need for a 3-4 battery bank. You may want to check into solar charging too. A couple of panels on the roof, or even these newer portable packs that you lay out when you get to a CG will do a nice job of getting the batteries back up to full charge. (I'm not talking about one of those little laptop size panels, which are really just for battery maintenance/trickle charge). Depending on what you plan to do with the RV, you may find that installing a slightly larger Alternator on the Engine, which is wired up to your "house" batteries too, will charge those batteries when you are on the road....but it is not a very efficient method for charging when you are camping. You will probably find several other threads about batteries, and they should be helpful. Oh, on edit, and reading the original question...how long does it take to charge the battery? It will depend on the battery, and how discharged it is. It will also depend on the age and condition of the batteries, as well as the charger...so it could take a few hours, or it could take all day. Good luck
PapPappy 10/21/14 08:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Just upgraded to travel trailer

Probably the same things you took with you in the P'Up. If you can, it's usually recommended that you "driveway camp" before you head out om a trip with a new RV. You guys are seasoned campers, but as you know, there will be things that you forget. Spending a night, and doing the things you would do on the trip (while at home) will save you any aggravation later on.....or at least reduce it:B On our first trip, we forgot to take our clothes...LOL!! Left the bags sitting on our bed at home. Fortunately, it was only a weekend, so we got by, when we stopped off at Walmart for some underwear, toiletries, etc:B One thing you might want to get is adapters for the shore cable. I don't know what the connection was on the P'Up, but you might want to get a 50A to 30A and 30A to 20A adapters, in case you need them at the CG you go to. Sewage hose would be good too, if you didn't have one in the P'Up, as well as the fittings and such. I'll assume that you bring over the white water hose from the other camper. So, my advice (which I didn't take) is to camp at home one or two nights.
PapPappy 10/21/14 08:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: rear backup monitor

I also am wondering if you have used this camera in the daylight? The fact that you don't know if it's B&W or Color, has me wondering? At night, do those little red lights light up? Does the monitor at the dash appear to work, or is there a blown fuse or something? Could be a broken cable to the camera too? The fact that it's got the IR lights tells me that you should have an image at night, though it will appear to be similar to a B&W image (though may be greenish too). You need to see if you have an image during the day, and if the monitor even works. Once you know that, then you can let us know, and maybe we can help troubleshoot it with you. Lots of very smart folks on here! Good luck
PapPappy 10/21/14 08:09pm Tech Issues
RE: picture test

What a beautiful RV.........for a deer tick! LOL!! Both pictures came out perfect. Size is great too. Quite often, folks post them to large, which is why I usually try to keep them about "500" wide.
PapPappy 10/21/14 01:10pm Forum Technical Support
RE: Help needed finding ramp for Class C

How about a piece of wood, covered with some indoor/outdoor carpet. You can store it up on the over-cab bunk when not in use. Depending on the size of the dogs (we've got Papillons, in the 3-8 pound range) so a piece of 3/4" plywood that is about 12" wide by 5' long should be fine. If you want, you can hinge it, to make it easier to store. Total cost, about $30....maybe less.
PapPappy 10/21/14 08:10am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 6v battery box for Cougar XL?

You probably don't need the case, though you will want the space to be vented. There have been threads on here, where folks have taken the battery box off the front of their TT, and replaced it with a metal storage box, that you might have in the back of a Pick-up...and then install the batteries with brackets to keep them in place. This also allows for storage of some other things, that you might want to lock up. They installed vent screens on the backside of the box, so that it wasn't really visible from the front. As long as you secure the batteries and have the compartment you will be using vented, you should be fine.
PapPappy 10/19/14 10:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Generator Problem

I have had the same problem with our 4Kw Onan, and it was suggested (by the great people on this forum) that I check the reset button on the generator. I didn't even know one existed, but was able to find it, and reset it....system worked fine after that. Maybe, your larger unit has a similar button. I believe it was on the electrical end of the unit (not the engine side), and it took awhile to locate it. Next step, if that doesn't work, would be to try and see if you have voltage coming out of the generator to the transfer switch. I don't have that switch (I have to plug in my shore plug into an outlet from the generator), but if you have the wiring diagram, you should be able to locate and test it, if you have a meter. I take it that you are not getting any power to the A/C, so it's not just an tripped GFI outlet in the bathroom, causing the TV not work, right? Hope you find the problem....you came to the right place, lots of very knowing people here.....just they may all be watching "The Walking Dead" in a few minutes! :B Good luck
PapPappy 10/19/14 06:40pm Class A Motorhomes
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