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RE: 2 nights required

A few years ago we traveled with another couple in our respective rvs. We wanted an overnight stay in a La. state park. The park had plenty of openings but they made us call in to a number off site that charged us for making a reservation. What a rip off.
Spade Cooley 02/10/21 04:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Trouble shooting a furnace?

The butane furnace on an older travel trailer isn't working. The fan blows but I do not hear the auto start clicking. This belongs to my Wife's nephew who is living in the travel trailer. Don't all of the trailers have an auto igniter? Is it easy to replace?
Spade Cooley 12/12/20 12:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Slide problem on possible purchase

I have a friend who bought a Mercedes camper van with slide. The slide kept coming off the track. After two years of fighting and going through various warrantee problems, he finally sold it. No one was able to fix it. Don't buy!
Spade Cooley 11/10/20 05:29am Tech Issues
RE: Finally had enough with Atwood electric jacks

I recently purchased a new Rockwood travel trailer an d=one of the options was the electrotonic jacks. I declined to buy them fearing problems. Did I screw up? I don't mind leveling with the standard jacks.
Spade Cooley 11/10/20 05:25am Tech Issues
Best mouse trap?

I left my travel trailer at a repair shop for a couple of weeks in order to fix some scrape marks I put on the left rear side. When going into my compartments I found evidence of Mice, Turds and a couple of broken wild nuts. We never leave any food in the trailer when not in use. I have had bad luck using glue traps because I've never been able to get them to work. A neighbor came by with the larger rat glue trap and said this is the way to go. He told me the small glue traps are too light and they will not get the job done. Just put one tiny dab of peanut butter in the middle of the rat glue trap, that's all. I baited two of them along with two more regular traps baited with peanut butter. Two days later I have not caught anything but after cleaning up I do not see any turds. I know others who swear baiting with a small bit of flower. Now all I have to do is figure out how they got in. The weather warmed recently and I figure they left the trailer no doubt looking for food. What do yo use?
Spade Cooley 11/10/20 05:20am Tech Issues
RE: Branson

We also liked the RV park by Branson Landing. Close to shopping and eating. Easy in and out.
Spade Cooley 11/01/20 01:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Repairing damage to fibrglass.

Today I raked the left rear of my new travel trailer and put a few larges gouges in it as I slid by a post. Its going to take a pro to fix it. I have done the small repairs on my older trailer but body work is beyoned my ability. It will need filling , sanding and painting. Do dealers have body men that can handle this type of repair? I'm a thousand miles from my dealer at the present. It sure feels ugly when you mess up a new toy.
Spade Cooley 09/05/20 08:45pm Travel Trailers
Need tires on my Ram Tow Vehicle.

I have a 2016 Ram 1500 with Hemi that is 4X4. I love the truck and thus far I've towed my older trailer with the stock Wranglers. My new TT is a Rockport Ultralite at around 6500 LBS. The truck tire size is P275/60R20. I've been looking at Coopers, General Grabbers and Hankook. So far so good on towing with the old Wranglers but I'm going to take a long trip and want a decent set. Do I need something special to tow or will any LT tire work? What do you like?
Spade Cooley 08/19/20 04:11pm Travel Trailers
Wanted, Snowbird park in Big Bend area.

We are usually either in Rockport of Galveston but want to give the Mission Texas area a try this year. Hopefully things will open up. My wife loves games, dancing, ballroom and line, socials, etc. We also like good eating out nearby. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Spade Cooley 07/27/20 04:44pm Snowbirds
Do any of the new TTs come with Surge Protectors?

I just bought a new (2021) Rockwood Ultra Lite travel trailer. Do the new trailers have a built in surge protector? I have a message into the factory but have not heard back. I understand the problems moving up to 50 amp from my former 30 amp unit could necessitate getting one. Without starting a riot, which one do you prefer on a 50 amp trailer?
Spade Cooley 07/06/20 06:23am Tech Issues
RE: Water miser issues.

Thanks, The Oxy system was the unit I put on my last trailer. I m not concerned about saving water if I am in an rv park and might even like to modify this unit if at all possible. I want a good flow. Or is there an even better unit on the market?
Spade Cooley 06/12/20 06:25pm Tech Issues
Water miser issues.

I just bought a new Rockwood travel trailer with stall shower. It has a water miser set up in the shower with a stainless shut off valve under the knobs. The knobs turn goofy., opposite what normal valves turn. I want more pressure. In my old TT I switched the head out to another brand I can't remember what it was but it put out more pressure. I do have a pressure regulator that is a little bit larger than the restricted units recommended. Any ideas on how to modify this unit? What were they thinking
Spade Cooley 06/12/20 06:02pm Tech Issues
RE: new RV purchase advice

I owned a Sunset Trail for the last ten years and sold it. It took me some time to figure out all the little flaws of the ST but I had it working perfectly. We wanted a new design and we looked at a ton of travel trailers before we both settled on a Rockwood. the quality looked good compared to the others. Now I'm finding weird things in this new trailer. The water miser shower, although roomier than my old stall shower, has a very low water output which makes it difficult to get clean. I'm not sure what they were thinking. I have two A/C units on this rig and it can hardly keep up on a 90 degree day. This is our first weekend in it so hope things get better. I still like the overall quality of the unit. When it comes to a good deal on any trailer, go with RV wholesalers and if you deal closer to home give the dealer a grand over the wholesalers price. They need to make money too. Remember you are in control and decide what you want to pay.
Spade Cooley 06/12/20 05:56pm Travel Trailers
To buy or not to buy insurance?

I sold my old travel trailer after ten years of use and I just ordered a new rig that tops out at $30,000. I never bought insurance on my old trailer because I paid cash and did not finance. I'm paying cash for this rig too. Since I have more money in this trailer I think I might buy it just in case, at least for the first two years I own it. It would cost me around $600 per year with a thousand dollar deductible. What is the opinion of everyone else.
Spade Cooley 06/05/20 11:05am Travel Trailers
RV Park in So. Texas with lots of activities.

Every winter we spend a month or two in south Texas but we have never been to the bottom, Big Bend Area. We always opt for Rockport or Galveston because its closer. Anyone recommend a park in the south end that has a lot of activities? My wife loves the games, dancing etc.
Spade Cooley 02/27/20 04:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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