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RE: 2000 watt pure sine wave inverter recommendation needed

Not so sure about the need for a 2000W inverter given your setup. A 1500W would probably be more than enough without running it near it's limits. The weakest link will be the charging method while dry camping. You have a good sized battery bank though you might want to consider Li or AGM batteries when the time comes to replace. Solar is nice but slow, & requires sunlight. Not so good if you are in the shade of a forest. Great if you are a dessert dweller. We have a 1000W PSW inverter & a stand alone multi stage programable charger. We are wired like a boat. No converter. Everything 12V comes from the battery bank, a single 4D case Lifeline AGM. No solar, we like trees. We carry a 2000W inverter genny for charging & the rare occasion when the microwave is wanted. Perked coffee on the stove & propane water heat as needed. It is all about knowing what the power hogs are & power management.
Veebyes 01/15/22 05:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Camping on Sand

I actually live about 100yds from the ocean. At most all I have to do is open a window to hear it. There is no way that I will be taking my 5er or TV onto a beach. A spot overlooking a beach in an area that has offshore breezes is fine. A place where the waves are crashing onshore & the wind is blowing a fine salty mist inland, no way to be found there.
Veebyes 01/15/22 05:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2022 Plans for themed trips?

Can't say that we have ever set out to do a special 'themed' trip but there are some themes that seem to be common with every trip. We need a bumper sticker that reads "CAUTION, quick stops. This vehicle stops at all quilt shops". It also tends to be found on scenic roads & byways rather than interstates.
Veebyes 01/02/22 11:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2022 Trip Planning- Advice for Newbies

Load her up & head on out. No need to go overboard. If you bought everything recommended here you would need a tractor to pull it. Keep it simple. A portable genny is good to have. Never know when you will be in a no choice dry camping situation & need to charge the battery bank. Solar is great for the hard core boondockers but for the average long distance traveler who only dry camps occasionally solar is a stretch. Enhancing your battery bank & installing a 1000W pure sine wave inverter makes life much more pleasant for using the no services BLM & other great camping areas of the west. Carry some basic tools that you know can be used on the trailer but don't go overboard. Bring what you need to change a tire yourself. Roadside assistance could be hours away, even near a major city. Basic spares too. Fuses, lightbulbs, that sort of thing. Push comes to shove look around the CG somebody has the tool that you need. Just look for the campsite that is obviously not a newb. Right there is your rolling Lowes.
Veebyes 12/29/21 05:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: LED awning strip lights

Being the unashamed El Cheapo that I am, & also finding the LED strips stuck on the trailer that are visible with the awning out highly annoying visible outside of it's site, I went a different route. Cheap but it takes more than hitting a switch for light. I have a basic 18' LED line of lights available at any Walmart anytime of year. I removed bolts at the end of the awning roller & replaced them with eye bolts to which the string of LEDs get tied. Enough tension is put on the string to tuck the lights behind the roller & awning surrey so that the lights shine back TOWARDS the trailer, not away from it. This way lights are not shining into any neighbour's site. It takes a little while to setup using some line & some boaty adjustable knots plus the on/off switch is plugging into the outside outlet, but it works.
Veebyes 12/22/21 08:03am Tech Issues
RE: East Glacier to Vancouver BC - help with route

Let Google Maps give you the most direct route then drag the route to accommodate whatever you want to see & wherever you want to stay along the way.
Veebyes 12/20/21 06:47am Roads and Routes
RE: RVs over 10 years old are valueless

Can anyone fault the CGs or other hosts for wanting to keep the eyesores off of their property? Everyone loves a restored or maintained RV no matter the age. The units held together by luck tape & hope dope are another matter.
Veebyes 12/15/21 06:30am General RVing Issues
RE: House Battery

If you stick with the basic & the cheapest, group 24 wet cell, you will always be tied to the post. As a few have suggested cram as many amp hours in the space available as you can. That will likely be only a pair of GC batteries or maybe a pair of group 27 12Vs if you are lucky. You might be able to do a single 4D case sized 12V.
Veebyes 12/12/21 02:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Plugged in or out

Nope. November to April completely disconnected. No trickle charge. Nuthin. One of the pros of an AGM battery bank. No maintenance & very low self discharge.
Veebyes 12/12/21 02:42pm Beginning RVing
RE: Route 13 & Route 17 to Fl

We are based nearby Easton, MD. Done the CBBT, 13 & 17 many times. With the exception of the Norfolk, Virginia Beach area, which will take maybe a 1/2 hour to slug through, the rest is quite pleasant & certainly better than getting on 95.
Veebyes 12/12/21 07:22am Roads and Routes
RE: The RV market December 2021

If the plan is to be on the road next season the time to buy is now. You might even be a bit late. IMO the best time to buy is right after the season when people are tired of their current unit, don't want to pay/do the winter mothballing, & don't want to pay for winter storage. They just want to be rid of it. If you have done your research & have narrowed your possible models down, you wait & watch the ads online like a hawk. If the model you are after is common, good for you, make an offer or wait till the next comes along. If the model is abit of a rare one be prepared to jump on it, travelling further to get it if necessary. Spring is too late. Everyone is out looking then & the price is up.
Veebyes 12/12/21 07:17am General RVing Issues
RE: For those with no bathroom access during travel mode.

Don't think that I have ever seen a 5er with no bathroom access slides in. Would never even consider such a model if one exists.
Veebyes 12/12/21 07:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Whats wrong with this 5th Wheel Tow Vehicle?

Nice TV. Trouble is that towing is all that it is good for.
Veebyes 12/12/21 06:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Additional fuel carrying capacity on pickup

For an absolute greenhorn the first owner of our truck had it well prepped from new. 2006 Chevy dually, long bed so 35 gal? stock tank. He did one better. He had a split 30gal/toolbox put in the back. Two valves on the floor infront of drivers seat to select draw & return for the tanks 500 more or less flat land towing between fill ups is easy. No stress when travelling to Alaska where stations can be well spread out in N Canada.
Veebyes 12/05/21 02:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Additional fuel carrying capacity on pickup

“Stress of looking for fuel”. Now that’s down right funny, what no cell phone??? You have not driven the northern regions of British Columbia, northern Alberta, large areas of Alaska & Newfoundland where cell service does not exist have you? NOPE and if I were to do so and were a responsible person for the best outcome of my journey I sure would map out the fuel locations before departing. OH I use my Satellite U connect to see fuel stations, just mentioned a cell phone as most have them. Kinda like planning for the next RV Park. I love this saying. "PIZZ poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine" In The North it is still a little wild. We have done the trip four times since 2008. Each time it is noticeably more civilised. The Alaska hwy is fully paved. Still, fuel capacity is important. Fuel stations every 100 miles or so are common. Availability at those stations may not be so dependable. Always good to have 100 miles reserve in the the tanks at every fillup. In the lower 48 it is rare to see a sign "Next fuel 100 miles". It is easy to get around on the stock tank giving 250 plus towing miles. Having two tanks is handy. I use both, even where fuel is readily available. When one is down to 1/4 I switch at next stop or CG. No hard & fast rule but fill up at next time & place convenient, maybe without the trailer behind & maybe at a smaller station where fuel might be a little less. You can play the price game better when you don't really NEED to get fuel. Oh, & BTW, you are communicating with somebody who has been carrying a spare new trailer axle in his basement for the past 5 years, somebody who carries a spare water pump at all times, somebody who has a supply of spring wet bolts onboard, somebody who at heart is still a cruising boater who believes in having spares & being prepared as best as possible.
Veebyes 11/23/21 06:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Petoskey Mich.

An an aside, if you are in the area see if the Petoskey High School steel band is playing anywhere close. Fantastic show. Check out a few You Tube videos for a sample.
Veebyes 11/22/21 06:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Additional fuel carrying capacity on pickup

“Stress of looking for fuel”. Now that’s down right funny, what no cell phone??? You have not driven the northern regions of British Columbia, northern Alberta, large areas of Alaska & Newfoundland where cell service does not exist have you?
Veebyes 11/22/21 06:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Additional fuel carrying capacity on pickup

First owner of my 2006 Silverado 3500 had it set up very nicely with a combo fuel/toolbox in the bed, switchable from inside the cab. It gives me about 70gal total & the ability to tow for at least 500 miles more or less flatish ground without the stress of looking for fuel when a tank gets low. Having this volume onboard is especially handy on trips to Alaska where fuel stations are few & far between.
Veebyes 11/20/21 06:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: dicore rubber roof

RV roof pox. Had it as well. Did not bother with time & effort dealing with any warrantee that might have been left on it. I cleaned mine at least twice a year & it is stored indoors for 7 months of the year. Even with this better than average care roof pox started to show up after a few years. The trailer is 14 years old now & a few years ago I gave it the Hengs Tropicool treatment. A few hundred dollars & a days worth of work myself well worth it.
Veebyes 11/20/21 06:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fraserway RV Abbotsford - Massive fire, 100's of RVs

Once fiberglass gets burning there is little to stop it.
Veebyes 11/17/21 06:03pm General RVing Issues
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