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RE: What Is This?-

It looks like skin flakes? Is it possible that someone broke into your MH, murdered someone, and hid the body elsewhere? Or do I watch too many police shows?
Tacky 04/07/19 04:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camco RV vent covers

no complaints with my Camco vent covers so far.
Tacky 04/07/19 04:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Stocking/Furnishing a New Camper

We have a big trailer that we have put on a permanent camp site and haven't moved it for several years. The last couple years, I have missed moving around, so I have been taking the family tenting again in between visits to our trailer. In hopes of cutting down set up and break down times, I decided to purchase a small a-frame trailer to bounce around this year. I have one fully furnished trailer that we have been adding stuff to for many years, but now I have to start again. My Big question is: If you had to start compiling stuff all over again what are your favourites? Keep in mind that I need to be as light as possible and don't have much storage in the A-frame. 1. Bedding? Would you get a cheap comforter? Or a nicer puffy blanket, like a Rumpl? 2. Best Chairs? 3. Dishes? Corelle or cheap plastic? 4. RV mat? 5. Best cooler? The fridge is really small in this thing. 6 Anything Else? I see you are in SK. The only things I know about that are what I learned on the Corner Gas TV show. But my choices here in Michigan, USA, are: 1) choose your own blanket. What I want, and what my wife wants, are entirely different things. 2) I have Timberline chairs with solid arms. I can push myself up on the arms. Maybe not necessary for the younger crowd. 3) I love my Corelle dishes. You can't hardly kill them! but we do use a lot of paper plates too. 4) We are big fans of the RV mat. Use it all the time. Sweeps off easily. Keeps the inside of the RV much cleaner. 5) We have a Coleman electric cooler with a cheap aftermarket AC adapter that I bought off Amazon. It works great and no need for buying ice. This assumes you are camping where electric is available. 6) entirely up to you and your fellow campers!
Tacky 04/07/19 04:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question re axle replacement

My previous TT had a tire wear problem and Lippert provided my replacement axles, which I installed myself. They did not come with brakes or bearings, but included a hardware kit which included U-bolts and wheel bearing seals. If your dealer is prepared to replace them, I would get it done. I don't know what tires you have, but I would put a decent radial on when you replace them, radials seem more forgiving of minor misalignment issues.
Tacky 04/07/19 03:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: MPG and RPM Question for Chevy truck-New RVers

Thanks for all of your responses! My husband has informed me that we have a 2500 HD, not a ½ ton ??. We have a vortex 6.0L V8 gas engine, 6 speed with a 410 rear axle. We have 20 inch wheels with a GVW of 9500lbs. It doesn’t have OD, but has a tow haul button. Do most people use this when pulling their TT on the highway? I know my husband uses it when pulling his enclosed trailer in town. We have been driving about 63-65 MPH, so maybe we need to keep it around 60. I really appreciate all of your help! We plan on traveling quite a bit this summer, and with 4 kids we want to save where we can. So if we need to drive 60, that’s what we will do! Hi Shawfamily6. I do know a lot about GM trucks, I used to work for their Technical Assistance Center. That 2500, with the 6.0 V8 has a lot of pull, but is not known for good gas mileage. The 4:10 axle gives you even more pull, but less mileage. Still, 6 mpg is pretty low. Yes, your 6 speed transmission does have OD, I think both 5th and 6th gears are overdrive gears. Probably you don't get into 6th while towing with tow/haul on. What I would suggest, is to keep speed a little lower, and try putting the transmission into manual and put it in probably 5th gear, and see how that does. Tow/haul is nice, and I use it most of the time on my truck, but it seems more concerned with giving you maximum tow power, and less concerned with mileage. Speed is the enemy of fuel mileage. I can tow at 70, but the mileage is lousy. Way better at 60-63 mph. That said, it is shocking how poor the fuel mileage is when towing a travel trailer.
Tacky 04/07/19 03:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: insurance companies and cost

I have my TT insured with Progressive. I also have my TV and my car with the same company. In Michigan, I pay about $270 a year for coverage that pays me the purchase price, minus my deductible, if the trailer is destroyed. This proved to be important, as my previous trailer was destroyed in a fire. The fire did not originate in the trailer, but in the garage next to the trailer. Progressive paid me the agreed value, and paid to have the burned out remains removed from my property. I was very happy with how my claim was handled, and my new trailer is also insured with progressive. And Flo is so cute!
Tacky 04/07/19 03:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Truck trailering packages

I have a 2018 Silverado with the 5.3 max tow package. This gives me a load capacity of about 2100 lb, and a tow capacity of 10,600 lb. I tow a 2018 Shadow Cruiser 265 RLS. Overall length is about 30.5' and trailer GVWR is about 7600 lb. This is pretty light for this size trailer. You can go with a 1500 series truck and tow a 30' trailer but the truck definately needs to be properly equipped. When I went to my local dealer to look at trucks, they had about 75 trucks on the lot, only 2 of them had the heavy duty tow package. You dont need it for the 22" trailer, but you will need it to upgrade to a 30" trailer. Even if you decide to go with a 2500 series truck, make sure the tow capacity is what you need. The old terms, half ton, three quarter ton, one ton, are antiquated, and almost meaningless. My "half ton" with the heavy tow package, is literaqlly a one ton, based on the over 2000 lb load capacity. Other 1500's are not. How a particular truck is equipped is very important. It appears to me that you need at least a 1500 max tow package, either 5.3 or 6.2 V8 engine.
Tacky 04/07/19 03:15pm Travel Trailers
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