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RE: Search Along Route ??

On the browser, Google Maps has a `search this area` function. I use this function a lot - but it doesn't seem to be available once I've mapped a route. Where in the menus are you referring to? Rob
Second Chance 10/19/19 11:42am Roads and Routes
RE: Seat belts in a camper?

Watch a camper in an accident. You won't let the kids ride back there. Cheapest route I think, will be 2 vehicles. Just think of the extra stuff that you will be hauling now too. X2^^. There are only two of us, but we don't/won't double-tow and my wife follows behind in the CR-V on travel days. There are many advantages to it and very few disadvantages. Find your daily driver with the seating you need (likely a mini-van) and take it along on camping trips. Then you'll have something besides the truck with camper to go sightseeing, run errands, etc. Now... what are you going to do about sleeping - put the teens in a tent? (You may already being doing that, anyway.) Rob
Second Chance 10/18/19 11:17am Truck Campers
RE: 31Ft Minnie winnie

Bigfoot auto-leveling systems Rob
Second Chance 10/15/19 11:27am General RVing Issues
RE: 2019 F-150

A quick search would indicate that the 3,000 lbs. you quote is empty. GVWR for the trailer is 5,835. Use 10% of the GVWR of the trailer to estimate tongue weight and add 75 - 100 lbs. for a good WD hitch. Now... what does the payload sticker on your truck say? Remember that gas, occupants and "stuff" all count against the truck's payload. The EcoBoost is a good motor. With 1/2-ton trucks it's all about payload. Rob
Second Chance 10/14/19 11:53pm Towing
RE: First Diesel Pusher Drive

... Stopping a 34,000 lb vehicle even with air brakes was not easy even allowing a lot or room. You are aware that PA requires a class A or B non-commercial license for anything over 26,000 lbs., right? Rob
Second Chance 10/13/19 03:53pm Beginning RVing
RE: Carlsbad Caverns NM

... But a word of caution. The oil field boom is apparently making it difficult to find any opening at any RV park in that area. I would begin checking availability far in advance of planning to arrive there. X2^!! Except for the fact that we are Escapees and can stay at The Ranch north of Carlsbad, there have been several times there was absolutely no other availability. Also check ahead of time if there's anyone in your party that can't handle the walk down into the caverns from the natural opening. The elevators are older than I am (and I've had Medicare for a while) and have been out of service on two separate occasions when we tried to visit. (If one of the two elevators is out, they take the other one out of service, too). This can happen on short notice, but it doesn't hurt to check. Rob
Second Chance 10/11/19 10:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campground Maximum Length

Dutchman that was a very good explanation! One little thing to add. When you put in length odd numbers can confuse some of the websites. Use multiples of 5 when entering trailer length. If you look for sites for a 37 foot trailer it may say there are none. If you immediately change it to 40 feet there may be some available. It all depends on how the site is set up. Hmmm... every other multiple of five is an odd number (i.e. 25, 35, 45, etc.). In addition, I always use the 36' length of our fifth wheel and have never had a problem with either Reserve America or any of the state park web sites. Rob
Second Chance 10/11/19 10:13am Beginning RVing
RE: Tire Time

Or put the Sailun S637's on it, then you have a steel ply carcass tire, which would not require the full 110 lbs on inflation. 90-95 should be fine. Chris X2^^. Rob
Second Chance 10/07/19 09:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wally receiver with fixed dish?

The "Two Bills" have stated exactly what I have found in my research. I have been looking into it because we are on the list(s) to join two different Escapees co-ops. When we get permanent sites assigned, I plan on putting a Dish 1000.2 antenna at both locations so our Wally can "see" more than one satellite at a time (we have a hard drive activated on the Wally) and I can pack the Pathway X2 away for when we're on the road. Rob
Second Chance 10/07/19 09:44am Technology Corner
RE: Looking for reviews on the lance 2375. Anyone own one

https://www.rvinsider.com/2019-Lance-Lance-2375-Travel-Trailers-RV-Reviews?type=Travel%20Trailers&manu=Lance&brand=Lance&year=2019&model=2375 (Scroll down for the review.) Rob
Second Chance 10/06/19 11:05am Travel Trailers
RE: Murphy Bed vs. Separate Bedroom

Second Chance, Have you operated your slides at -37 C? I do boondock in that temperature range. That's why I don't think slides are desirable for me. No - just +5 F... but most people don't get into either situation. Rob
Second Chance 10/05/19 05:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Murphy Bed vs. Separate Bedroom

We have three slides and do just fine in cold weather (full-timers). It all depends on how well the RV is built. We just had a conversation with a couple who have a Murphy bed in their TT. The rig was fairly new and the mattress was already developing a crease and breaking down as a result of being folded. I would vote against a Murphy. Rob
Second Chance 10/05/19 11:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

Unless there are two pressures (loaded and unloaded) listed on the door sticker on the truck, you should leave the tires at the stated pressure. The sidewall max pressure on the tire itself is just that - max pressure, not recommended inflation pressure. Follow the door sticker. Rob Uhhh no. I mean, you can, but why would you? Have you looked at the door sticker for your F250? Waht does it say and why would you run that high of pressure in the rear unless you like the "covered wagon" experience? Am I misreading your response or did you misread mine? I'm advocating against running the max inflation pressure and for following the door sticker. Rob
Second Chance 10/04/19 11:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

Unless there are two pressures (loaded and unloaded) listed on the door sticker on the truck, you should leave the tires at the stated pressure. The sidewall max pressure on the tire itself is just that - max pressure, not recommended inflation pressure. Follow the door sticker. Rob
Second Chance 10/04/19 10:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Disc brake pads

...I am not so sure that the fact that they are made in Mexico bothers me, as long as they are quality and hold up...... It's quite possible that the PowerStroke in your F350 was made in Chihuahua... Rob
Second Chance 10/03/19 02:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pa. road restrictions

Yes - it's just commercial trucks that are prohibited. We've towed our 36' fifth wheel through there a number of times. Beautiful ride, too. Rob
Second Chance 10/03/19 01:03pm Roads and Routes
RE: Grand Design Imagine

Do you know where upgraded springs etc can be sourced? The MOR/ryde suspension components can be ordered directly from MOR/ryde, I believe. I don't think they sell springs, but I'm pretty sure they can direct you to a source. You might also check with eTrailer.com and see what they can do for you. Rob
Second Chance 10/02/19 04:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Grand Design Imagine

Springs and axles are a general concern on any towable RV with either Lippert or Dexter undercarriages. This is because the springs are made in China with Chinese steel. In addition, manufacturers don't always take into consideration the side-to-side differences in weight (i.e. one side being 500 - 800 lbs. heavier than the other because of appliances, etc.). You're seeing more issues with the Reflection series than with the Imagine trailers because the Reflections are just heavier units. The fact is that solid axles and leaf springs are 150 year old technology... at least. Those who have had issues or have been preemptive about it have swapped out the springs for ones made in the U.S. with U.S. steel taking into consideration weight differences between the sides. They also often replace/upgrade other suspension components such as shackles and install wet bolts and the like. Bottom line, I wouldn't let these concerns stop me from buying an Imagine if there's one that is a good floor plan for you and fits your needs. GD's customer service is excellent (from personal experience). We've been full-time in our Reflection for over four years and 40K miles and are happy with it. We did replace the old-tech suspension with the MOR/ryde independent suspension and disk brakes - not a necessity for those not full-timing or putting on a lot of miles. Rob
Second Chance 10/02/19 02:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Norcold LI-op Error Code

It’s been nearly three weeks and we haven’t had any more problems with the fridge, so I’m willing to call this a fluke and possibly blame it on the heavy storm from that night. I’m so grateful that the magnet worked. I think you're right. After having the overheating cutout box replaced once, we had it trip again after the detailing guys pressure washed the rig. I found moisture inside the frig vent area. After drying that out, I used the magnet to reset the reed switch. It has worked just fine ever since. Rob
Second Chance 10/02/19 09:35am Tech Issues
RE: F450 vs F350

Getting back to the OP's question, we tow with a long bed CC DRW F350 and the turning radius has never been a problem. I've gotten to closed gates leaving military bases and had to pull a U-turn in what amounts to about three lanes. Rob
Second Chance 09/30/19 04:45pm Tow Vehicles
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