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RE: Black water tank health concerns and questions

It is so much safer to use public toilets and showers and sinks than using your own facilities where you have full control over the cleanliness. Personally, I will take the risks involved in using all the parts of my self contained unit.
QCMan 08/27/22 12:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: California to Ban the Sale of New Gasoline Cars by 2035

Side note: As of 2025 banks in Australia will no longer write loans on new gasoline powered vehicles. Makes you wonder how a country that sometimes struggles to meet normal electric needs will handle an almost instant influx of electric vehicles.
QCMan 08/24/22 07:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: headed to Myrtle Beach

We travel 17 quite a bit. No current issues on it that I am aware of. We use it to go down to Charleston and even when there is construction it does not really affect traffic. Traffic itself could be an issue once you get to Murrells Inlet. Peak traffic is Friday afternoon to Sunday evening. We(locals) avoid the area during those times. Come on a weekday and leave on a weekday will make the trip the easiest. Avoid lunchtime on any day. Enjoy your stay!
QCMan 08/23/22 03:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: New to fifth wheels - help with trailer weight

Ignore the dry weight as it is meaningless. Go by max gross weight and use 22% as a relatively safe number for pin weight. The trailer will probably weigh more than that dry weight by the time it gets to the dealer.
QCMan 08/21/22 08:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Storing trailer out of state a campground storage

There are many thousands of trailers stored in and around MB. Treat it the same way as if you had it home and getting it ready for winter. Do a full winterize on it as we can get some temps in the 20's. Bring the battery home and take all the foodstuffs out of it. In the spring inspect it from the roof down as you would at home. Dewinterize it and check the tires. Do everything as if it was stored at home and don't forget to bring the battery back. In case you are not aware, there are probably hundreds of rv storage lots in the area. You might want to shop around. Some may offer the same service as the campgrounds. I have not checked recently but not long ago Jellystone Park in Tabor City was a dollar a day and things do not go missing there. It is about 45 minuted to the beach from there.
QCMan 08/21/22 08:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: tire pressure

Towing a Ranger, not towing with. A Bounder is a motorhome.
QCMan 08/20/22 07:54pm Beginning RVing
RE: Hedging Gas Prices

A 20,000 gallon tank under the backyard could buffer those price changes a bit. Of course, you would have to mix in your own additive package and ethanol (if you want to decrease your mileage).
QCMan 08/18/22 06:23am General RVing Issues
RE: For your consideration, the Chinese Airstream.

I sure hope it comes with those wonderful Chinese tires too!
QCMan 08/18/22 06:15am Travel Trailers
RE: propane/water heater

With no fuel it will have nothing to run on. It could not do anything but turn off.
QCMan 08/15/22 03:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Few parts needed

The center pin of your seven way plug is for the reverse lights. There is probably no wiring going to the center pin of the trailer side connector or it dead ends in the junction box the pigtail ends in. If you run wiring from the junction box to the tail lights and install tail lights with an integral backup light you will now have backup lights. I would not bother if it was me as my unit came with backup lights and they do not add anything to the backing experience. You might be better off replacing all the lights with LED fixtures to make your lights lots more reliable and trouble free.
QCMan 08/11/22 05:04pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: New awning issue

Roll the awning closed a 1/4 turn Yes that is it. A lot of rollers will go a little more than they should. When deploying, stop when the flap is on the bottom. Be aware that your awning will collect water during rain no matter where the flap is. Roll it in when it is raining or put a pitch on it so the water will not pool or you will be in for a lot of grief.
QCMan 08/11/22 04:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lance 825 toilet leak

Use a mirror! Turn off pump, open tap and when there is no pressure get a mirror and loosen the supply line to the toilet. Good chance you need a new washer. Find a plumbing supply or big box store and get a new one using the old one as a guide. It should be only a hand tight fitting with a good washer..
QCMan 08/10/22 05:43am Truck Campers
RE: How to REMOVE brake drum races using a shop press?

Maybe try this non existent tool https://www.harborfreight.com/3-jaw-pilot-bearing-puller-4876.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=12144811130&campaignid=12144811130&utm_content=117789253198&adsetid=117789253198&product=4876&store=726&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3K3u7uul-QIV0WxvBB28SgqQEAQYBCABEgLoVfD_BwE
QCMan 08/01/22 08:27am Travel Trailers
RE: How to REMOVE brake drum races using a shop press?

How about using a puller instead of pushing it. There are a lot of pullers with adapters to hook just about anything. Some auto parts stores lend them out with a deposit.
QCMan 07/31/22 08:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Where is the photos

I do speak with my wallet. Give me a pleasant stay and I will come back. The unfortunate part of camping is that my encounters are far from unique or colored by any emotion. If someone does not like the things I have encountered, fine. It still does not change what I have encountered. Some folks like living in condos and I cannot understand it but that does not change that they like it. Reality is non-negotiable and it is different for every one of us. Some may see beautiful skyscrapers and the next person a crime riddled inner city. Your reality is yours. Mine is mine. In the end, I will shift back to a old adage "Don't judge someone until you have walked in their shoes". Yes, I was a newbee to the rv world once but made sure I did not make an ass of my self.
QCMan 07/29/22 02:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where is the photos

In actuality, it is about intelligence. Would you expect the toaster in the back of your car to work without being plugged in? Where are people coming from that the simplest of things that we use every day baffle and confuse them? They probably know that the charging adapter will nor work if it isn't plugged in or the hose will not put out any water unless connected to something. Last I checked, there is nothing about buying an rv that makes your brain fall out. Maybe some are used to having lamps that do not work at home because nobody told them to plug them in but those people should not be driving anything more complicated than a tricycle.
QCMan 07/29/22 10:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where is the photos

I agree that there is good advice on forums and have had help from many folks over the years. However, when the questions start to run at the edge of absurd it makes reading them tedious. Example: Everything runs great in my 2001 Casita but when I stop at rest stops my A/C and outlets are not working. What is wrong with this camper? Does it need to go back to the dealer for repairs? There are certain levels of non-intelligence that just make my head want to explode.
QCMan 07/29/22 09:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where is the photos

I don't know what forums they are going to but they are going to campgrounds. Way too common now to see trailers with boots on at least two wheels, security lights that go on when you are ten sites away and a whole picnic table of people soaking in the great outdoors by looking at it on their tablets. If your site is a shortcut to their site then get out of the way so they can get through. Most must be crawling out from under rocks as they seem to know nothing about human behavior. Too bad this hobby is being taken over by inconsiderate dolts. Glad that I only have a few years of camping left in me. We used to come back from a trip relaxed and full of great encounters. Now, we get so disgusted that we either leave days early or end up going home swearing that we will never visit that campground again. End of rant.
QCMan 07/29/22 07:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hooking up to water/sewer

Almost direct to park water. We use an adjustable water pressure regulator to keep the pressure down. 50 to 55 works well. Pex can handle more but unless you go through the entire unit and change ALL the fittings attached to the pex you will find the weak ones. Just for giggles I have a gauge that I attach before the regulator to see what park pressure is. I have seen 30 to 120 psi at the pedestal. It can also vary depending on how many campers are using water at any given moment.
QCMan 07/27/22 08:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: electrical diagram for my 2000 fleetwood prowler

Have you added up all the things that you have on or running? Load management of the 120 volt side is a critical skill needed on trailers. I would guess that you have a 30 amp system which can easily be overloaded. Look on line for manuals for your equipment and then look at how much each draws. 120 volt items will be converter, water heater, fridge, A/C unit and outlets that you have items plugged into. Things add up real fast! Let us know how you make out.
QCMan 07/27/22 03:30pm Travel Trailers
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