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RE: "Single Drop"

"Single drop" trailers are those low riding trailers normally used to haul construction equipment like bulldozers, graders, etc.
Rover_Bill 02/19/20 12:40am Beginning RVing
RE: my travel trailer will be stationary throughout the year?

My TT (when stationary at home, camping at an RV park, in storage, etc.) is covered by Allstate under my homeowner insurance like an external building. When it is being towed between campgrounds, Allstate covers it under my auto insurance as a separate vehicle.
Rover_Bill 02/19/20 12:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Hairline crack on tail end cap fix?

Take it back to the RV dealer you purchased it from and have them examine and DOCUMENT the crack. It could be a structural defect in the underlying framing that causing the crack. If it is structural, the $$$$ repair should be covered under your warranty.
Rover_Bill 02/19/20 12:15am Toy Haulers
RE: Best *mid priced* Kinetic Recovery Rope?

Recovery ropes are priced according to the diameter and length of the rope. This is a very highly rated rope on Amazon that may meet your requirements.
Rover_Bill 02/07/20 12:06am Truck Campers
RE: Starting RVing again; have GPS & backup camera questions?

FYI - I have a Garmin RV660LMT with a Garmin BC30 camera mounted in my ultra light TT (fiberglass shell on aluminum frame). Garmin says that setup is good for up to 45 ft. separation between camera transmitter and GPS. My RV660 picks up the BC30 signal atleast 200 ft away when parked at the CG. To fix your map download problem on your RV760, I recommend you download and install a fresh copy of Garmin Express on your PC. That installation should correct any bad connectivity settings on your PC. Garmin RV760 requires a BC20 camera (now obsolete) NOT the newer BC30 model. The wireless receiver on the BC20 model is located in the special mounting plate on the back of the RV760 GPS. The receiver for the BC30 is located in the power cable. Without that special mounting plate receiver (which is part of the BC20 kit), I doubt that a BC30 camera will work with your RV760. This LINK may help explain the differences between Garmin cameras.
Rover_Bill 01/31/20 10:30pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Badlands

Try Badlands KOA. Good southern access to the park and the best view.
Rover_Bill 01/14/20 01:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mail Service? What's available?

Take a look at Mailbox Forwarding They are a month-to-month service that lets you view ALL incoming envelopes online free. You can have them open your letters and send you a PDF scan of all pages in the letter usually overnight. You can also have them send you your mail as often as you want for a small fee above the shipping cost (multiple options, USPS, UPS, FedEX, etc) if you need the original letter. They are cheaper then most other mail forwarding services because they do not provide legal service to help you setup a "home address" for voting, drivers licences, vehicle registration, or income tax services.
Rover_Bill 01/11/20 12:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Pig tail propane tank connector hoses.

...Both were leaking at the connections where the hoses thread into the regulator... You may want to try a PTFE thread seal tape specifically formulated for propane something like THIS.
Rover_Bill 10/30/19 11:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: trailer size and campsites in National Parks

Your Ram truck will work on flat roads and no strong winds. Could be a different story when you start traveling up mountains or driving into strong head winds. If your truck is diesel, strongly recommend an exhaust brake. If possible, I would recommend a Dodge 2500 att least. I get a real laugh whenever I pass a big 2500 TV pulling a little 20' TT up a 7% grade through the mountains with my little 3.6L Canyon pulling a 30' 7000# TT. :B
Rover_Bill 10/29/19 10:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: HITCHGRIP Carrying Tool

I had mine for 3 yrs and would highly recommend it for anyone with a HEAVY WDH. The handle provides a nice grip and balance point that allows me to install/remove my 50# WDH with ONE HAND. I don't have to bend over as far to use two hands under the hitch so it's much easier on my back. The handle itself is not heavy (less than 1#) - it's strong, heavy duty glass-filled plastic.
Rover_Bill 10/29/19 09:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Winter Tire Maintenance

If this was my TT, I would raise and block the trailer so there was NO weight on the tires. I would apply a liberal amount of 303 to both sides of each tire and let it soak in for 24+ hours. I would then reduce the pressure in each tire down to 10 PSI. and cover them. With the reduced air pressure and no weight on the tires, exiting crack will not expand and new cracks will not develop as the tires heat and cool with the air temp. With no weight on the tires, the tire cords will not stretch and no flat spots develop (the 10 PSI will help keep the tires round). If I were really, really ambitious and knew the trailer would not be used for more than 6 months, I would take the mounted tires off the trailer and store them out of direct sun light in an unheated garage after the above treatment.
Rover_Bill 10/24/19 10:43pm Tech Issues
RE: slide out question when fifth wheel is parked for the summer

Helps keeps the debris (tree sap, bird poop, etc) from building up and sticking to the slideout roof. If you don't have a slideout topper and leave the slideout extended for a long period be sure to clean the roof before pulling it in.
Rover_Bill 10/16/19 10:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Comments on cancel your car Insurance

My question is: Why ask people on an internet forum an insurance question INSTEAD of asking your Insurance agent !!!!! Reason is the Agent will tell you facts. Sometimes people do not want facts because it's not the answer they want. Ask it on the forum and you will get many answers, many of which are not factual but are the answers you WANT TO HEAR. :S The Agent will tell you facts THAT BENEFIT HIS POCKETBOOK. For years my ALLSTATE agent kept sending me annual policy review reminders about extra cost policy features that they offered that I didn't buy yet. He did not tell me of all available discounts that I was entitled to (neither did ALLSTATE Company). I just found out that I was entitled to a $94/yr discount on my homeowner policy (55+ homeowner discount) that I've been paying for the past 15 yr. :M
Rover_Bill 09/29/19 10:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Storage Compartment Theft

The way I see it, the more money you spend hardening the doors, the more money it's going to cost you to repair the damage. A secured door may be more tempting to a determined thief (what's so valuable in there that you need the extra security?). I would look for a different storage area.
Rover_Bill 09/29/19 09:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cleaning up oxidation on gelcoat

You should also take a look at MEGUIAR'S M4965 Marine/RV Fiberglass Restoration System. It gave my oxidized endcap a mirror like shine. https://i.imgur.com/GB7EvIRl.jpg
Rover_Bill 09/25/19 12:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Water Heater Problems

Sounds like the thermostat may be going bad and the ECO may be shutting down the gas flow. See this for a nice visual troubleshooting/replacement guide.
Rover_Bill 09/24/19 11:41pm Toy Haulers
RE: RV prep for winter

What you're describing is tips for winter RV camping (not winter prep). There are many many tips already posted in this forum. I suggest you do a search on winter camping or start looking HERE
Rover_Bill 09/22/19 11:14pm Family Camping
RE: Winterizing

You need a compressor that you can regulate down to 35 psi. Why? PEX tubing and valves are rated for 160PSI of water @73F, I use 90 PSI of air which is much gentler and it works just fine. The tubing is rated at 160 PSI but the crimped and screwed-on connectors are not rated that high. At 90 PSI you can cause a connector to fail. Normal water pressure is between 45-60 PSI so there is no real need for 90 PSI.
Rover_Bill 09/16/19 11:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: What do you leave behind when gone for the day?

Before I got my TT, I would put an old lawn chair in the middle of my camping site entrance with a sign saying "This site is paid for and is occupied for today."
Rover_Bill 09/14/19 11:11pm Beginning RVing
RE: Water hook up

One additional point - Be sure your water pressure regulator is attached to the supply spigot end of your hose. The reduced pressure in the water hose will not require as tight a connection to prevent leakage.
Rover_Bill 09/14/19 10:56pm Travel Trailers
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