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RE: Got mice try this

Good old fashioned mouse trap some peanut butter & cheese. Found evidence that we were not alone in a cupboard last night. Set the neck breaker. This morning, one dead mouse. Easy meal in the tall grass behind us for something.
Veebyes 09/17/21 04:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Weather is always around

There is a boating rule that applies equally to camping. Never let the weather win.
Veebyes 09/14/21 07:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Vax Passports

We should not complain about 'travel passports'. There was a time when we had to have visas & shots for things like polio before we could go anywhere just about. A requirement for being vaccinated, or at the very least proof of a negative covid test, will be the norm. Nobody likes it, but we don't get to make the rules.
Veebyes 09/13/21 10:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Replacing front landing gear box and motor.

On a slope, I would skip the jackstands.....use the truck. Having removed legs myself more than once or twice & also having the trailer slip, the safest way to remove a leg is to do it on level ground & hooked to the truck. Transferring weight to stands or blocks of wood is fine however the truck is a fail safe insurance device should something slip. It won't drop far.
Veebyes 09/13/21 10:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Vax Passports

This is nothing new. It was not that long ago when we required shots for one thing or another in order to travel to all kinds of countries. We did not complain. We did not carry on about evil conspiracy theories. Get used to it. Covid is here to stay for quite some time. If we want to travel we will need more than a passport.
Veebyes 08/24/21 08:52pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hersey PA RV show

Been to it a few times. Yeah, it is big. Yeah, you need two days to cover it. Don't expect to find what you want at the show. There are simply too many models available. Do some research before going. If nothing else narrow the builders down. Do a short video of any possibilities. Be sure to mention builder & model in video. After a couple of hours they all start to look the same.
Veebyes 08/24/21 08:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Just beginning to do homework

I'll add a horrible thought to consider. Breakdowns. I am 3 weeks into being truckless at this very moment due to serious truck issues & a lack of parts availability. I am about 5000 miles into a 9000 mile around the country trip. There is no guarantee but before you do your very first mile get your vehicles fully serviced. If a part looks dodgy, have it replaced. I do & did for this trip but Murphy is always there riding with you. Once north of Edmonton help is further & further apart & available. Carry routine spares. Fuel filters, oil filters, brake rotor pads. That type of thing that a northern garage probably won't have on hand & there is no such thing as next day delivery. Carry tools that you need for things that you can do yourself. We broke a wetbolt on the trailer one time. Yes, we had spares & yes we have the tools needed to jack up the trailer & we changed it ourselves in a Dawson City, YT campground. It set us back about a day but time overall for a few things to go wrong was built into the trip.
Veebyes 08/21/21 11:55am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Just beginning to do homework

You are looking at about 100 days, give or take. Doable. Each of our four trips from MD Eastern Shore was between 120 & 135 days. Time actually in Alaska was between 42 & 50 days. Canada was not treated as a no mans land that had to be rushed through. Canada is huge. Alaska is relatively small. Some of the very best mountain scenery in all of N America is in Canada. Some of the best animal viewing is in Canada. Treat it less as a trip to Alaska & more as a trip to The North.
Veebyes 08/21/21 11:27am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Towing a 42 footer… What do you think?

Cruise the forums & see how many wish they had or have downsized rather than upsized to 40' plus monsters. If you look carefully at floorplans all you are really getting is more floor space. The monsters will have the same fridges, the same stoves, the same furniture as a mid 30s 5er. They may have a bit more storage but other than that it is all floor space.
Veebyes 08/19/21 11:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2016-2021 with Island Kitchen floor plans

As long as you can get to the potty & half of the refrigerator with slides in, all is good. The fridge is no real big deal since most pack a day cooler to carry in the truck.
Veebyes 08/19/21 11:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: giving it up

Quitting time is something everyone has to face. When I have to pay somebody to fix every little thing it will be time to quit. Right now I am happy to go up on the roof, crawl underneath & twist the body into all kinds of positions to get at something in the basement. It is not as easy as it used to be but thousands in tech time have been saved fixing the little things myself. When the body says enough I guess that will be enough.
Veebyes 08/17/21 02:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Putting new decals over old.

Oh I never said anything about the hazzardness of lacquer thinners or acetone etc. Yes they are. They work & they often cost much less than other products carrying a different name.
Veebyes 08/17/21 02:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Just beginning to do homework

Going to Alaska is not like going to the moon. You don't need a support group behind you but you do need to be prepared. We have made the trip four times from the Eastern Shore, Chesapeake Bay. JMO, but you have grossly underestimated the time & distance to get there. Canada is HUGE. Alaska is relatively small. For reference, from the East Coast to Homer, Alaska, about as far as you can go, Edmonton in Alberta is only half way. Let that sink in. There is much to see in Canada. The Canadian Rockies are more spectacular than even Colorado. There is more wildlife to be seen in Canada roadside, but you must slow down to see it. Each trip we left the East Coast mid to end of April. Each trip we came back end of July to mid August wondering where all the time went. Each trip we did Canadian provincial parks, Yukon Government campgrounds & Alaskan Recreation Areas. Traditional CGs with full or partial hookups, were only used for water refill, dump or laundry. They are much the same as any CG in the lower 48 & really don't add to the Northern experience like the provincial parks etc. do.
Veebyes 08/16/21 01:25pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Putting new decals over old.

Hair dryer or heat gun on low with a scraper, plastic so as not to scratch the gelgoat. It takes lots of time & lots of patience to get the heat & scrape combo right. Get the glue off with lacquer thinners, cheap & what stuff like goo gone is probably based on anyway.
Veebyes 08/16/21 12:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: How to repair loose trim?

There are many types of adhesives. 40 plus years of boating here. Whatever you use, do NOT use 3M 5200. That stuff is nasty. Intended for below waterline use & for things that will never ever, ever have a reason to be removed such as deck to hull bonding. Been there. regretted using that. Get some 3M 4200, or similar. It bonds nicely to clean surfaces & makes a nice clean edge between surfaces by running an ice cube along the joint before the product skins over.
Veebyes 08/16/21 12:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Manners Matter

What is with those bright LED light strings on the front of trailers these days or the lights under RVs like they are on some sort of magic carpet? If you want to light up like Vegas, go to Vegas. Some of us like to open the shades & windows at night & to enjoy the darkness & fresh air of a SP or CP. Same with awing lights which are not tucked up behind the awning lighting up the CG for yards away.
Veebyes 08/09/21 03:11pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Replacing front landing gear box and motor.

Been there. Done that more than a few times. No need to remove leg if only removing the motor. The leg is not going to collapse. Removing the leg is another matter. The motor comes off first. Best to stay on the truck for safety. If not, transfer weight onto blocks under the frame before removing anything.é
Veebyes 08/07/21 08:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing a 42 footer… What do you think?

No matter what anyone says physics rules. Size matters. Private CGs will find a way to cram you in somewhere. SPs, CPs, COEs etc, not so much. Accept that you will have to do more planning ahead. Rolling into a CG without reservations & getting a site decrease as size increases.
Veebyes 08/07/21 08:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help planning trip to include Delaware

The most northern SP in DE is Lum's Pond, just off the Chesapeake bay, Delaware canal. Go further south for Killens Pond SP below Dover. Both nice parks.
Veebyes 08/04/21 01:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 6 or 12 That is the question

Generally pack as many amp hours as you have space to put them. Typically RV builders don't allow much space for the battery bank. Enough room for 2 group 27 12V or 2 group 31s if you are extremely lucky. A third option is to have a single 4D battery which will give more than 200 amp hours & simplify wiring. It is not as simple as 6V or 12V. There is use & battery chemistry to consider. Cheapest is not necessarily the best overall. You can get AGM batteries. They cost much more than wet cells, have zero maintenance, are good for deeper discharges, many more discharge cycles, self discharge at half the rate of a wet cell in storage and can have a useable lifespan up to 10 years. The way to go if you want to be prepared for more than a night or two of dry camping. For the typical weekend warrior always on hookups the wet cell bank in one configuration or another is the way to go.
Veebyes 08/04/21 01:02pm General RVing Issues
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