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RE: I'm hooked!

I've stayed on some of the dispersed sites up in Forbes SF in the SW part of the state. One of the recommendations in the PA DCNR long range plan is the elimination of those dispersed sites in the name of conservation. Hopefully it gets shot down. The woman Wolf put in charge of DCNR is an absolute nutball. Thankfully her days are numbered. Too many "public" areas seem to be going that way... they don't want you on the land unless you are bird watching from a distance. No camping, certainly no RV'ing, no hunting, no mountain bike riding, no off road vehicle use, and on and on. You need to find a balance of uses, but public land is, well, PUBLIC and people should be allowed to use it.
Tvov 10/21/20 05:51am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

Tvov 10/19/20 06:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas station air/water station water safe?

I would have no problem filling from a gas station water faucet that is "city water". But.......... as others have said, I would use my own hose.
Tvov 10/18/20 05:40am Beginning RVing
RE: Best portable generators advise I have seen for years

.... We talk a lot about generator safety, when lot of members tend to downplay it, so here are some statistics. .... - Members in this forum "downplay" generator safety?!? I think it is the other way - this forum is like a "Safety Sam" place where everyone reviews every safety rule for everything all the time. Nothing wrong with that, but it just gets tiresome when in every thread someone will review the "safety guidelines" for installing that toothbrush holder. Or a generator. Of course, after making that response, I certainly do agree with some people here about how it seems "common sense" is not so common anymore and safety rules should be reviewed constantly. I need another cup of scalding hot coffee....
Tvov 10/13/20 06:22am Truck Campers
RE: Propane generator..

Hi all, I want to install a generator in my house as an emergency power supply. I have three options out there. These are solar generator, gas generator, and the propane generator. Among these choices, what do you think would be perfect for me? I need to keep running my essential electrical appliances like 2 fridges, 3 ceiling fans, a water heater, 6 indoor lights, and one porch or patio light. You say you have propane available, so use that, pretty much end of thread. As to size, depends on what everything will require that you list. Many, many houses around me get by very comfortably with a 5,000 watt generator. Seems to be a rule of thumb - when in doubt, get a 5,000 watt generator. We had a 3 day outage recently, and the Honda EU 3000 that we just got used from a friend worked awesome - powered frig, freezer, lights, and the window air conditioner for the main part of the house. With all that it was barely running above low idle. I was impressed. On top of that, it is an amazingly quiet generator - quieter than an EU2000 gen. If you go gasoline generator, unless you really, really, really know that you will be able to consistently run the generator regularly to keep everything working, I highly recommend running the engine dry with storage fuel/non-ethanol fuel, then drain out all the fuel you can - store it "dry". Let us know what you are planning on doing!
Tvov 10/07/20 06:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solar Panels- Another Step Toward Independence

I would think having to tilt the panels would depend on daily usage? Most days you should be fine with the flat panels? The tilt ability is there, if you need it. Oh, and by the way... what a clean roof!
Tvov 10/01/20 05:15am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Winter travel

I have not heard of leaving the heat on in a TT while traveling. The propane heater in my 21ft TT heats up the camper in like 5 minutes, no need to leave it running all the time. Just leave the water tanks empty and the plumbing lines blown out, so you don't have to worry about lines freezing. December in southern New England is usually not that cold, and since you are traveling south you will be in New England only for a few hours once you start.
Tvov 09/29/20 06:27am Tech Issues
RE: Border closings

.... Then, pending a 2 week epidemiologically-monitored period, if infections here continue to soar (as they have been since on-premises return-to-schools was instated), a Province-wide "General Confinement", and possibly, a shutdown of all industry not essential, will happen. All this over the next ~2 weeks. We are racing to get our rig into indoor storage.....this week (rather than wait and see), to preempt any regional police road blocks between Regions... Good luck with the "2 week" thing - that's what we were told, and that was 7 or so MONTHS ago. Oh, and buy as much toilet paper as you can right now!
Tvov 09/29/20 06:15am Snowbirds
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

Can't believe all the varying responses to my simple question....amazing! .... Oh I laughed when I first saw the title of this thread! I knew it would get fun.
Tvov 09/27/20 07:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Border closings

.... We really do not want to be trapped up here for the winter. Our hospitals are already at catastrophic overflow (huge waits across all hospitals in Quebec, as I type). For us, our particular Florida destination will be a much safer place this winter, case and health-care wise compared with our horrible collapsed health care system, here (just check our covid stats and track record). Caveat: traveling, of course, under a covid inclusive travel insurance, and practicing hard distancing/mask behavior. Wow, are you serious? I have not heard about Canada being in that bad shape??
Tvov 09/22/20 06:36am Snowbirds
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Going to take a LOT of electricity to charge those trucks. Look at CA with their blackouts. Batteries don't charge so well during blackouts.Ever try to fill with petrol during an outage? Yes, the gas stations use generators. Speaking of which... That is something to plan for, if you have a home generator or are thinking of getting one (seems like everyone in Connecticut the last few years has gotten home generators). Make sure it can safely charge everything (including a car if you have an electric) safely. If you have solar, you should be okay once the storm passes, IF you have a solar system that your house can use. Some of those solar panel lease programs don't actually let you use the power directly, it goes into the grid -- which may be knocked out.
Tvov 09/20/20 08:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Weather stations

"Weather stations" don't link to anything. They show current conditions where you are. No warnings, nada. They don't warn you that a line of tornados or heavy snowfall is heading your way etc. .... I think it depends on your idea of "forecast". I've been using barometers to give me a "forecast" for the next days weather for decades. I have found things like a dial barometer and the "Captain's Glass" water barometer to be far more accurate for the next days weather than standard weather forecasts. I listen to the radio (and internet weather sites) all the time for weather for the upcoming week. Find what works for you, and go camping!
Tvov 09/20/20 07:52am Tech Issues
RE: Weather stations

We have 3 weather "systems" at our house... One Olde-fashiony dial type barometer, which works pretty good. A LaCrosse "weather station" with an outdoor sensor. Works okay, not as good as I'd like. A "water glass". Where the colored water goes up and down a narrow tube. Astoundingly accurate! Easily 85% accurate for tomorrows weather. ALL THREE of these "systems" are more accurate that the weatherperson on radio or TV. I work outside, so I am always aware of the weather forecast.
Tvov 09/19/20 06:49am Tech Issues
RE: Weather stations

That Tempest system looks pretty good. Hmmmm....
Tvov 09/19/20 06:43am Tech Issues
RE: Tried towing after new tires & algnment...it did not go well

Well, I guess I'll chime in with the others who say I've never had "new tire squirm"... I have had a change in handling with new tires, usually for the better, but never to the point of feeling dangerous when towing. What I have had more than once is crappy "alignment" done by shops. Maybe the original poster might think about getting a new alignment at a different shop... would be worth paying for if it corrects the problem.
Tvov 09/15/20 06:19am Towing
RE: Tow mirrors and rear camera

With a rear view camera do I still need tow mirrors When you say "tow mirrors", do you mean add on mirrors for your vehicle? or do you mean actually remove the side mirrors of your vehicle and just depend on the camera? A friend had very poor attachable tow mirrors for his truck (they shook and vibrated at speed). So he used his rear view camera a lot, but still kept the side mirrors on the truck - they gave him views of the sides of the truck and trailer that the cameras didn't, especially when maneuvering at slower speeds. I would still keep the tow mirrors.
Tvov 09/13/20 06:51am Towing
RE: Hauling generator on upcoming trip

.... I will need to use it while 5th wheel is hitched so in the bed might make it difficult to get to and start. .... Is your generator battery start? I'd be surprised if it wasn't... that should not be too bad to get to in order to start it? Filling with fuel might be hard, but some sort of long filler with a funnel could be made. I would prefer in the bed of the truck.
Tvov 09/06/20 07:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

... Personally I don't think Tesla wants to get into the luxury sedan market but if they are on the fence, this would be the catalyst. Tesla buyers seem to like more spartan interiours and I'm not sure they would go for a luxury interiour. ... I've never been in a Tesla, or even looked closely at one, but... In my mind, I always classified Tesla as a "luxury sedan". I'm a bit surprised to hear that they are not?
Tvov 09/03/20 05:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire pressure gauge

Just use the same gauge everytime. Each vehicle I own has its own tire gauge in the glove compartment. I prefer "name brand" gauges. Decades ago the NAPA "stick gauge" (the simple air gauge) was ranked very high compared to others. I still prefer NAPA gauges, don't know if they are still as good.
Tvov 09/02/20 06:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Replacing the table and chairs with a booth ??????

travelnutz has a great post. We love our dinette in our TT, because it is U-shaped we can easily fit 6 people around it, and it drops down to make an almost queen size bed. But... The seating is not comfortable for any length of time. If we had a larger camper, I would go with separate seats... or carefully find dinette seating that is comfortable.
Tvov 09/01/20 05:39am General RVing Issues
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