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RE: CC&R dated 1973 says no RVs, trailers, boats can be stored

You know the house has restrictions, but you want to store an RV against them anyways. You already have a future neighbor who said she will complain - and on first glance it seems she is correct. You are going to have a long, drawn out fight. You have to figure out if it is worth it.
Tvov 02/22/21 05:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Border crossings about to get even worse

From the article: "The legislation calls for DHS to report to Congress the status of the X-ray systems currently in use, the estimated costs of upgrading those systems to reach a 100 percent scan rate, and the anticipated impact on wait times for vehicles crossing the northern and southern borders. DHS has 180 days from the signing of the law to submit its report to Congress, which would make the report due approximately mid-summer. " It doesn't sound like they are planning to start 100% scanning in 3 months, but to report to Congress what would be involved. What is wrong with looking into it? If the technology becomes available to do it quickly, what is wrong with that? There could be some cost "saving" by not needing as many border patrol at the checkpoints for inspections. Heck, if they can figure out how to do it quicker than what is done now, maybe the border crossings will actually speed up? Won't know until it is looked into.
Tvov 02/18/21 06:12am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Cool Mods - Thread restored 10/18/2012

So fabiusgabriello, what kind of camper do you own?
Tvov 02/18/21 06:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Getting Started - Longer Distance Camping

.... Thank you. We were also talking about Disney, we Disney regulars. Did you stay in the Wilderness Campground there? Yes! Our last trip was 10 years ago, but Fort Wilderness Campground is fantastic and lives up to its' reputation as one of the best campgrounds in the USA. There are a lot of forum threads you can review here about FW. When you are ready to start planning the actual trip, ask questions about routes and whatnot.
Tvov 02/18/21 05:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Getting Started - Longer Distance Camping

Going longer distances camping isn't that much different than nearby. What are you driving? For planning purposes, use 50 miles per hour... this seems to work, not for your average speed, but for figuring traveling distances. It may seem odd, but figuring roughly going average 65mph on the road, then add in fuel stops, coffee - bathroom - rest stops, it actually works out to 50 miles per hour most times. If you get tired driving, take a break! Figure in plenty of travel time so you can take breaks when you want to. We've gone to Disney World twice (Connecticut to Florida) and I found that stopping about every 1 1/2 hours for a break worked for me. Also, I filled up the trucks fuel tank roughly every 3 hours, so fit in with every other rest stop. Once I hit 1/2 tank of fuel, I started thinking about the next fill up and stopped if it was convenient. At 1/4 tank I stopped at the first gas station. Figure out a possible route, then make a thread about it in this forum. People here will give advice, and most likely someone will have driven that route recently and can give a road condition update. Plus, I find it fun helping others plan a trip!
Tvov 02/17/21 06:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Ford Super Duty Owner's Manual

Anybody come across anything interesting reading your owner's manual? At this point, my 2008 F250 Super Duty is an oldster, but Yes, reading the owner's manual is interesting. I found out how to stop all the lights from coming on whenever you unlock the doors... sounds like a nice convenience thing, but at at campground if you go out to the truck to get something at 11pm suddenly you light everyone up! On my 1988 F150, I found the emergency fuel pump shut off - the truck was jostled or something at a jobsite and wouldn't start. For some reason I remembered actually reading the owner's manual and remembered something about a fuel shutoff in case of an impact - found it under the dash. My employees thought I was crazy until the I got the truck started. These instances were on older trucks... the newest ones have so much on them that is impressive. I think most people would be amazed if they actually read the owner's manual for the their vehicle.
Tvov 02/14/21 06:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ev charging in camps expectation of availability, cost

Coming from someone with no experience with electric cars... Don't EVs get some charge when they are rolling? I've heard that when you "coast" with an EV it charges the battery, a little bit at least? If you tow an EV, can it charge itself and/or at least keep itself charged, like a maintenance charging?
Tvov 02/13/21 05:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Ev charging in camps expectation of availability, cost

Do EVs need super power turbo charger pedestal things? Can't they charge, even if it is a "trickle charge", off a regular outlet? As mentioned above, air conditioners use a lot of power already.
Tvov 02/12/21 04:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Dump Station Etiquette???

Yes, dump-rinse-go if a line behind you. If you are alone, YES thoroughly rinse the tanks. Yes, you don't have to rinse the tanks every time.... EXCEPT if it is mid summer and you camper will be sitting for weeks / months until the next trip. I am able to rinse my tanks on my property, so if we aren't going out again for a couple or more weeks I thoroughly rinse and sanitize the black tank. In mid-August, that black tank, even though quickly "rinsed" at a dump station, can very much stink up the camper. If you need to really rinse out and sanitize the tanks, in Connecticut a lot of the state parks that have dump stations (not many do, you need to check in advance) will allow you to dump and rinse to your heart's content for the price of one overnight campsite. Yea, it is expensive, but if you need to do it.... I have had to do that a couple times for various reasons - the nice thing about that is if you can go to the dump station in the middle of the week when it is empty you can take all the time you want. A lot of private campgrounds will allow you to dump and rinse, usually for 1/2 the price of a campsite - but can vary greatly so call ahead and check. We usually wait to dump when leaving on a Sunday afternoon until the last minute. We've found that most people have breakfast, packup, and go to the dump station - everyone seems to arrive at the same time. Yes, you can go first thing in the morning, but I like to have a leisurely breakfast. If you wait until the last minute usually the dump line is small or empty, not always, but usually. Also, when dumping when there is a long line, don't start dumping and then go sit in your truck or camper. I usually hang out by the tank, checking constantly for when it is done, so I can rinse the line quickly and get going. Think about when or if you are waiting in line to dump, and the person dumping is nowhere to be seen for awhile. Just a small thing, but if people behind you see you there doing "something", it can be a little less annoying to wait. If you really need to take the time to rinse (long distance camping trip, camper going into storage, etc) tell the person waiting behind you. Grumpy people can be just grumpy, but at least you let them know it will be a little extra time - and if they see you "working" (as I say above) instead of relaxing in your camper it may make them a bit more understanding. These are tips and ideas coming from me. You will figure out your own routine, and experience your own adventures at the dump station. Then you also can come back here and tell dump station stories!
Tvov 02/04/21 05:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Fantasizing, I suppose

.... For full timing, IMHO the main thing you WON'T find in a small trailer is a comfortable place to sit. Dinettes suck for that, and the other option is the bed. Consider getting a used trailer (with careful inspection) and don't be afraid to modify it to suit your needs. A single recliner with a straight chair and small work table is a good combo for a single person. This is basically what I was going to post. And what about a shower? Are you happy with a "wet bath" for an extended trip? The trailer we have now, 21 foot with wrap around dinette in front that drops to make a queen size bed, is pretty darn nice for one or two people. My major modification to it for long distance / extended living would be to remove the rear bunks and make a sitting/eating area with a comfortable chair... which would make the drop down dinette essentially a permanent bed. My 3 big "things" for extended use with a camper would be: 1. comfortable bed, 2. easy to use shower and toilet (large enough for a large person like me), 3. comfortable place to sit. I find it enjoyable to plan / think about stuff like this. Have fun!
Tvov 02/03/21 05:43am Full-time RVing
RE: ANWR Drilling Stopped

Interesting way to use statistics... per capita for CO2 emissions, instead of simply who is polluting more.
Tvov 02/01/21 05:53am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: RV Dealers

Speaking of coming with wheels... does the camper have a spare tire? Some dealers sell campers, especially TT, without spares. They, of course, have a "spare tire kit" available to buy.
Tvov 01/27/21 02:32am Towing
RE: Federal Mask mandate

This thread is humorous. I agree with those that say everyplace already has a mask mandate, so this is all just for the cameras. Do we have to wear masks while camping in a Walmart parking lot? while dumping our grey water? lol
Tvov 01/23/21 06:38am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Another Ford that needs to be bagged - or a dually?

Hard to tell, but the pin seems to be on a hitch too far aft. Also, the TV has to be way overloaded for that FW. I think the pin is at the axle center or in front of it. https://i.imgur.com/3EYqwoCl.jpg May just be the picture, but it looks like the rear wheels are definitely fully inflated - see barely any bulge. So... if he actually leveled the truck, wouldn't the camper be sitting on the tailgate? Sort of related - I've met too many guys who see the "off road" package for a truck and assumes it will also tow great. Of course the salesmen don't help, they just push them out the door. I try to gently point out the differences.
Tvov 01/11/21 06:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Built-in Genset on 2021 F-150

The “it’s useful for a contractor “ suggestions obviously come from people who have not worked out of a truck building things. From 30+ years in residential, light and heavy commercial and heavy civil construction, this “convenience” would rarely be the best option or even a viable one. “Some” trades, some situations, yes. Can’t imagine even close to enough to make it marketable en mass for construction. Still a cool feature , but preemptively giving it more credit than its due, or lack of understanding of power requirements. Biggest help for contractors would be charging the batteries for all the tools. More and more contractors are using almost all battery powered tools. For a big construction site? Eh... you're going to have power run to the site anyways so the truck generator won't help. Smaller additions and handyman work - it would be great to have that truck power available. But... why do I think Ford will only have the generators on fully loaded trucks? I will be impressed if they generator is an affordable option on "base level" trucks. Whatever "base level" is considered today.
Tvov 01/11/21 06:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Everyone Check your Female 7 pin connector.....

I tow a TT, but this is related... After a few years of towing I was having to really "jiggle" my trailer plug to get everything to work. I had to replace the bracket holding the truck's receiver plug so I just got a new bracket and plug. Now everything works! If you are having to "play" with your plugs a lot to get them to work after a few years, it may be easier just to replace the plug(s). Oh, and any work done by a dealer? Check and double check it!
Tvov 01/10/21 06:51am Truck Campers
RE: Chock RV on snow/ice. NEED HELP!!!

.... Something I always think of when I see/hear of a RV trailer set down with out wheel on the jack;..... Have you seen a lot of TT with jack wheels? My TT did not come with a wheel on the jack... same with everyone we know with a TT. A few people I've talked to, including RV dealers, said they don't want a jack wheel to help prevent the TT from moving. The only trailers that I always see jack wheels on are boat trailers.
Tvov 01/10/21 06:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Disney Transportation question

Just curious... How is Disney World now? I read that it is open. Crowded?
Tvov 01/09/21 06:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Chock RV on snow/ice. NEED HELP!!!

Interesting thread. I haven't camped in snowy conditions, but it hadn't even occurred to me the difficulties in setting up may include chocking / leveling on ice.
Tvov 01/09/21 06:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Collecting 5th wheel Tow Data, just for fun, 2000 mile trip

Nice job vcv! And... I do understand what "just for fun" means...
Tvov 01/09/21 06:15am Fifth-Wheels
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