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RE: One night stays and black/grey tanks

It shouldent get that full on one night , let it ride, dump on the second. Dont over think it.
Sjm9911 09/30/20 03:05pm Beginning RVing
RE: Are the campgrounds full in your area?

Im booking for next year and am finding parks full. The northeast pa, nj , ny area is usally packed anyway, but now more so. Lots are booking and dropping reservations also, it will get better when when stuff starts opening up, but utill then book early.
Sjm9911 09/30/20 03:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Winterizing Travel Trailer

Use the antifreeze. Using air can work, but sometimes it dosent get all the water out, then it settles and crack. This, as stated happens around the water pump also. My buddy was a air guy for 20 ywars untill he split his water pump one year. Also, dont forget to take care of or remove the batteries.
Sjm9911 09/30/20 02:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fuelly mileage of the big three diesels

Saving a mile per gallon is fun to talk about but if your needing to calculate it for savings, its probably a good idea not to get a camper. I really dont care about mileage, just that i can tow it safely.
Sjm9911 09/30/20 02:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer Brakes Shorting Out - Controller shows overload

I had the low vtage thing on my 10 year trailor, i didnt have the option of another tow vehicle. So consider yourself ahead of the game. I changed and redid all the grounds, re-did all the connections. I eventually had to rewire. Do that first, not that hard. I wasted a few days troubleshooting and not doing. After you check the grounds. That is unless your good woth a meter, bit then the problem cluld be while your rolling and may not be a problem while its sitting. And dont forget the e break switch eaither.
Sjm9911 09/29/20 10:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Camping experiences

Playing devils advocate here, give them a bit of time , you dont know there situation. I get thats ots disrutive to your vacation, bit sometimes $&#* happens.
Sjm9911 09/29/20 09:58pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Are My Tanks Really Empty?

Fill up your fresh water tank, and run off of that with your pump. Dont run off your direct hose hook up, that will tell you a lot. Check the tanks after you use up your fresh water tank. And yea, most sensores are unreliable. I bought used, they never droled under 1/3 full in 2 years.
Sjm9911 09/29/20 09:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Sewer hose?

Ah, thought he was mounting one somewhere. Didnt know it was in a compartment.
Sjm9911 09/23/20 04:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Sewer hose?

If the pipe goes the with of the camper ( most do) and your only getting 5 foot of waste hose in, something is wrong. Is it binding up or is something else in there? How did you mount it? Is it hitting a screw?
Sjm9911 09/23/20 02:07pm Truck Campers
RE: 2020 Chevy 3500 DRW first impressions towing

Good luck with it. And yes I get the inside stuff. Its amazing that they add stuff like the front flip up bench, like its something new. They had that standerd in the trucks like 20 years ago, lol. Seats are less confterble also. Dont worry about the break in period, i didnt.
Sjm9911 09/23/20 07:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Multiple blowouts in short time

Just curious, when was the last time you checked, repacked the bearings?
Sjm9911 09/23/20 06:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water lines

Bypass the water heater, or you will need a lot of air.
Sjm9911 09/18/20 06:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Portable Wind Turbine as a power supplement?

You are overthinking it. Get a better solar set up and a generator if you need that much power, the added weight wiring etc of a turbine is probably not going to add anything of value to your set up.
Sjm9911 09/18/20 10:03am Tech Issues
RE: How much do you really need?

I don't tow anything that i can overload. Ots easy to say i will not tow with full tanks etc. But it does come up, so i would definitely add the weight for full tanks, so waste water, reguler water , propane etc. After adding rhat it add you stuff. Then see how close your are. You will be surprised how much stuff you buy and it all adds weight. I seem to get a new something or other each year, and never get rid of anything. I rather tow a lighter camper then suck wind up a hill. Not saying it cant be done, just not worth it.
Sjm9911 09/18/20 09:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: TT tire pressure - sticker or tire PSI?

Rotate it out to the spare. Get 1 tire, 3 years should be fine, just check the pressure on them before heading out on a trip.
Sjm9911 09/15/20 10:45am Travel Trailers
RE: TT tire pressure - sticker or tire PSI?

How old are the tires? And I wouldnt mix and match ratings or type. Did you need an e rated tire? I would also use the tire info, as its diffrent now that you changed it. This is going to be a long thread with lots of opinions. Lol.
Sjm9911 09/15/20 07:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Need hitch advice please.

Im not understanding this whole thing. You can take the extention bar thing off and put the wdh on normally. Or if the wdh can be put in upside down( mine can) then unbolt it and move it up to get less drop. What am i missing here?
Sjm9911 09/15/20 07:46am Towing
RE: Need advise on which new truck - 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton?

An another note... Depending on what state you live in, the 2500 might have to be registered as commercial. In New York over 6001 lbs (which is almost every 2500) , it does, and it's causing me to reconsider buying the 2500 I'm looking at. I have to travel Parkways. In NY you can not go on Parkways with commercial vehicles. The law isn't going to bother you if you're driving an empty pickup truck with Commercial plates on a NY Parkway. The restriction is for vehicles used for commercial purposes. Driving down the parkway with a dump truck or even a pickup loaded with tool boxes and ladder racks might get some attention, but your RV tow rig won't get a second glance. Depending on what he is towing. When reading the rules just now they stated it was originally because of low bridges that trucks could not go under. So , he might not be able to tow on them anyway. If he moves to NJ , he will have 0 problems, lol. Ill agree, i cant see them pulling over a pick up just because it has a commercial plate and no other signs of a work truck.
Sjm9911 09/14/20 11:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Run with only one propane tank

Leave it empty and on the camper. Its only like 17 lbs? Even then what are you saving 20? I cant see 40 lbs making or breaking you. Unless you are way over weight.
Sjm9911 09/14/20 10:20am Tech Issues
RE: Electric/non electric scooter?

I have 2 we take forthe kido and me. 1st, some places frown on it. 2nd you need paved roads they are not for offroad use. We stil take them and use if we can. Bikes work just as well. Im 225 and got the go track one on amazon. Decent for the $$$. They can go 15 mph on a flat, less up hill for the weight. Range about 15 miles less for the weoght so 10 to 12. Kido does fine with them. We charge them one at a time off the outside camper outlet. You could always just plug in to the pedistal.
Sjm9911 09/10/20 09:57pm General RVing Issues
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