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RE: Adding Heat Strips

But to this point it begs the question - why bother? Given that it's considerably more cost and effort than a few ceramic heaters that produce the same result. Personally I wouldn't want to put the time and effort into a heating system that still leaves me feeling cold. I don't think I've ever read anything on this forum over the years that say that heat strips are awesome. Almost invariably, all posts agree, they marginally work if it's not really cold to begin with. Because the cost is quite low, they don't need to be stored, they are always ready to go and a thermostat controls them. I have never seen anyone give them a chance to work, only instant gratification comments. I gave mine lots of time to work. I turned it on, left it on for a few hours, and when I returned. The pup was just as cold as when I left it. NOT worth the time and money. As I said. they put out about the same heat as a hair dryer, only with more air.. a oil filled heater works MUCH better, and less than $50.00
Terryallan 01/21/21 06:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Adding Heat Strips

I had them in my pop up ac. They basicly said they were more like warmers to make it a tad more confterble then to be able to give off any real heat. And they were right. Agree. they really aren't worth the effort. In my popup. If it was 60 degrees. The heat strip would warm it right up to 61. Only it would feel colder. Save your money. Heat strips heat less than a hair dryer.
Terryallan 01/19/21 05:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Outdoor speakers leaks, 2nd toy hauler same problem

One of my outdoor speakers leaked as well. I just recaulked around it. That stopped it.
Terryallan 01/19/21 05:18pm Toy Haulers
RE: 20AMP Furnace Fuse

I agree. the ticking noise is the system cooling off, or heating up. but you prolly can't hear that for the blower noise
Terryallan 01/19/21 05:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is this doable or am I overlooking something??

One answer would be to get a adapter to reduce the 50 amp plug to 30 amp, and use that to run the trailer. Of course then you may trip the breakers inside the trailer. BTW. i run my 30 amp TT off the 50 plug via the dog bone every time 5o amp is supplied
Terryallan 01/18/21 10:00am Tech Issues
RE: Do you need Commercial Plates in NY to tow a trailer?

Thank you for the replies! Best thing. Go to your local DMV and ask. Laws in all states are different. In NC the answer would be a definite no. But that may not be the case for you. Check your state laws
Terryallan 01/18/21 09:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: question about service

First problem. you went to Camping World. Now best thing to do is forget Camping world, and find a real tech to fix it, and try to get your cost paid by the manufacturer. Camping World forgot about you when you hooked up
Terryallan 01/03/21 06:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: New travels trailers are getting scarce

Just wait until springtime. All the "if we get a trailer we can travel all we want" folks that had no idea what they were getting into will be dumping some hardly used units after the kids and/or wife decide it is not for them. Won't be this spring. With the media pushing the virus so hard. Camping will still be the way to go. I don't know about this being the media's fault.... it might be tge overflowing ICUs and morgue? jesseannie Thank you Gee haven't read about the morgues being over run. The percentage of deaths by covid have dropped because the Doctors have learned better how to treat it. It actually has a 99+ percentage of survival. Yes even one is too many. But that isn't a bad stat
Terryallan 12/17/20 02:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Magazine Subscription

I wrote the editors re this change and here is their response. Not much about what I expected. From: STEPHEN Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:31 AM To: Info-motorhomemagazine ; Motorhome_Letters Subject: RV Magazine To the Editors of Motorhome Magazine I have been a satisfied long term subscriber. I have had a Class B Xplorer 230XL for 20 years and enjoy reading about Class B's and all the tips and helpful articles about motorhomes. Now you are combining your 2 magazines in an apparent cost cutting move. I do not like it. I do not want to read about trailers, fifth wheels, or truck campers. This is very sad. My subscription runs until Nov 2022. I will check out the first few issues and then may ask for a refund. Steve Grosse Pointe Woods, MI Thanks for reaching out, Steve! We’d like to thank you for being a subscriber, and we appreciate you coming to us with your concerns about our new magazine. Fortunately, every issue will have Motorhome-related content for you to enjoy. Please don't hesitate to reach out once you've received the inaugural issue and let us know how you like it, and if you have more feedback to provide–we take reader feedback very seriously. Thanks again for reaching out, Logan Zoot GS Media & Events 4C_Good-Sam_Stacked_Red_RGB-300x300 250 Parkway Drive, Suite 270, Lincolnshire IL 60069 logan.zoot@goodsam.com www.gsevents.com Translation. you ain't getting your money back.;)
Terryallan 12/12/20 07:13am General RVing Issues
RE: New travels trailers are getting scarce

Just wait until springtime. All the "if we get a trailer we can travel all we want" folks that had no idea what they were getting into will be dumping some hardly used units after the kids and/or wife decide it is not for them. Won't be this spring. With the media pushing the virus so hard. Camping will still be the way to go.
Terryallan 12/12/20 07:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Diluted RV Antifreeze

As you say, it is already cheap. Why risk it? agree. at $2.50 a gallon how cheap can you get? But if saving $.050 per year is worth the risk. Go for it.
Terryallan 12/09/20 03:22pm Tech Issues
RE: New travels trailers are getting scarce

And it is also a sellers market for used campers. they are bring more than top dollar.
Terryallan 12/09/20 03:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Buying a New RV

Thanks for all the replies folks. I cannot get a fifth wheeler as I do not have an appropriate tow vehicle for it. Plus, we do a lot of state park camping and want to do national parks. I don't want something as big as a fifth wheel. We went tonight and looked at the one here local and talked with the salesman and sales manager this afternoon. We really like the ones we looked at and the people we dealt with so we will probably move in that direction. Whaaaa!!! Who says that you have to get some monster 5er? We got into it knowing that we prefer SPs, COEs & NPs. With that in mind we set our limit at 32' leaving a little wiggle room lengthwise for the right unit. We wound up with a 34 by model number. Actual extended pin to bumper length is a little less than 36'. Can't say that we have never had a problem getting into SPs etc. Occasionally there is a problem. Most often sites big enough for us exist but they are occupied by class Bs, truck campers, class Cs, small trailers, even tenters. Most CGs seem to assign sites suitable to unit size but a few simply tell you to go & pick one. that would be much to larges for camping on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our TT is 30', and at our favorite BRP campground. There are only 4 sites it will fit in. I would like to shrink it to about 25 ft. that would be a lot better, and we would have much better choices. As it is now. we rarely get to camp on the BRP.
Terryallan 12/09/20 03:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Buying a New RV

“The big one for yesterday, the Camper World here wants $895 for them to prep the camper I buy, hook up all the systems, and to do a walk through with me. That is ridiculous. I am not paying that for you to sell me a camper. Same place wants $1400 freight for the camper.” You seem hung up on the charge sheet breakdown. Doesn’t matter one hoot. The out the door price should be your only concern. In this case their extra charges put them at least $2100 more than the Grand Designs one I want before hard negotiation. They both have the same sale price, but the Camper World one has all the extra fees. I negotiated with them yesterday and got them as low as we can get. It is actually not a bad deal, but the local guy should be able to beat it. Even if he don't. buy from the local guy. You will be happier. The local guy will more than likely stand behind what he sells. CW maybe not. the local guy wants to keep your business. CW don't care.
Terryallan 12/07/20 09:12am General RVing Issues
RE: small all-electric travel trailer?

Need a TT no more than 21', will always have full hookups and never use propane. Does anyone make such a thing? Just curious, what is the advantage of not using propane? Only real advantage is not have to buy propane, and uses the CGs electric power. and that is great if you aren't on a perminate site, and have to pay your own power bill. Another not so common reason is that some folks are pretty leery of propane appliances. The never used them befor, and don't trust them.
Terryallan 12/05/20 07:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: My very own 'broken bumper' story...why didn't I listen?

Thanks for posting that. Note made to always air out the bumper after using and storing sewer hose in it. bumper end caps should have holes in them to allow it to dry inside, But just about any metal will rust after 8 or 9 years.
Terryallan 12/01/20 04:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Advice on towing a 5th wheel

You might want to check on the length. I saw where they don't count what is over the truck in the total length. Only the length of the "box" it self. So a listed 33' 5er is minus the upstairs, or bed if it has a bed up stairs. Just like on a Travel Trailer. The tongue is not counted in the published length. Only the Box itself. This is where a tape measure comes in real handy.
Terryallan 11/18/20 02:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Axle Ratio, new truck

Even with the 10 speed. First gear still has to start it all moving, and a lower gear will start it moving much easier than a high gear. That is why Lower geared trucks have a higher tow rating than higher geared trucks. There is a world of difference between a 4.10, rear, and a 3.15 rear. Even in a 10 speed. When I made rear gears. We even had a 2.15 gear. Want that in your 10 speed with 8000lb behind you? Also my trailer truck had a 13 double over. And 1st gear would only run it to 10 mph at 2500 RPM. That is a pretty low gear, and it had one even lower when needed.. We called it the Granny gear. We never used it. Wasn't worth the time to put the shifter in it.
Terryallan 11/06/20 09:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: travel during covid

We camped more this year than ever before. If a person is so afraid of dying, they stop living. They are already dead. Truth is. It is more dangerous driving to the Cg than there is a chance of getting sick because of it. And you all drive to the CG. Or to the store, or where ever, and all of that has more risk than covid
Terryallan 11/05/20 03:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Thoughts on the Cost of RVing

As it looks like now, the Federal Govt is likely to be in a stalemate for at least a couple years. If Biden takes the Presidency and the Republicans keep the Senate (as it appears now), expect a whole lot of nothing to happen. (sorry this is a close to a-political as you can get based on your political twist on the question). Now let's say it's a worst case scenario and gas is $5/gal. - 3800miles at 10mpg is 380 gallons or about $1900. Round it up to $2000 for some local site seeing. - Even at $2.50/gal, that's only a $1000 difference. Since you are heading out west where boondocking is a lot easier, you can make most of that up with 10-15 boondocking nights. Plus $55/n not being cost conscious. We just ran southern Wyoming thru Utah to Vegas...and our worst price was $35/n with most nights in the $20-25/n range. All this concern while buying $60,000 trucks and $30,000 trailers... So nope, I'm not really worried about costs of gas and RV parks suddenly getting out of control. I hope your right, but with the concessions to the New Green Deal, Gas WILL go up, even if the laws dont change. As was done in the prior administration, executive orders, and additional regulations will be the drivers, raising the cost with zero benefit to anyone but the Government. Who as always will find ways to benefit from the taxes. You'll get some changes but far less than if one party or the other controlled both branches. The New Green Deal is dead in the water without both branches under one control. Gas prices probably will go up...inflation adjusted, gas is dirt cheap right now but short of the economy roaring back, I don't see it going up more than $1/gal during the next year and it could just as easily go back down that much if the current situation drags on. As one party has stated it will destroy the Energy sector. All he needs is executive orders to do it. And to stop drilling as his leader did 8 years ago. Which he has promised to do.
Terryallan 11/05/20 11:59am Travel Trailers
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