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RE: Walmart overnight and running the generator

Nothing wrong with running your genny. As others have pointed out the big issue is having consideration for others, especially those in towables which are not likely to have gennys & therefore might be affected by your noise & fumes. On a hot night they will have everything open that they have to open. If other class As & Cs which are likely to be running gennys are in the carpark, go park in that group. If you see a bunch of towables don't park anywhere near them. I had one thoughtless, being kind, person park with his genny exhaust right below my bedroom window. He saw nothing wrong with that. A good distance away was a group of class As with gennys running but this fool had to park in the low rent district without the gennys. His attitude was "It's Walmart. Deal with it." Wonderful person.
Veebyes 07/10/20 07:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Are RV sewer hose supports necessary?

12 years of hundreds of dumps in hundreds of CGs & have not seen a need for a slinky yet. Rarely stay anywhere for more than 5 nights. Rarely use a FHU site. 5 nights without dumping is easy. At the CG dump if the sewer is higher than ground level picking up the hose & 'walking' whatever to the sewer is easy.
Veebyes 07/10/20 06:46am Beginning RVing
RE: long term non-use/storage

Looks like you have it mothballed pretty good. If nothing else start it up every month or so. I am not a fan of letting the engine getting up to running temp. Hot oil falls right back down into the oil pan faster than cooler oil. If you can't drive it at least put it in & out of gear to get the tranny oil sloshing around.
Veebyes 07/10/20 06:34am General RVing Issues
RE: People sure are getting petty with their park reviews

A bad review in a sea of otherwise decent reviews for a CG deserves a check on the reviewer to see if they are one of those who simply cannot be pleased. Everyone has their own method of reviewing. Mine starts with full marks & points are deducted depending on grumble & severity of it e.g. poor value for money is one star deducted. I don't give an overall poor rating because of one issue.
Veebyes 07/09/20 09:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Paid Caravans to Alaska Worth it?

By my math the cost is over $300 per day. CGs on your own will be $35-$45 per day, all commercial CGs, not state rec.areas or Canadian provincial parks which are much nicer IMO. Some excursions are included. Prices vary greatly with excursion. Some dinners are included, most likely limited choice menu. Of course all other travel expenses are on you. You get to meet everyone in the group. Some you will like. Others, not so much. You have the security of a leader & a mop up guy in case you break down. If you like the hand holding, fine, but Alaska is not the wild & wooly north with bears & wolves running all over the place. The roads are not the roads you see in old films of the Alcan with bulldozers & army trucks slip sliding all over. Contrary to reports, mostly from people who have never been there, the North is a very civilised place. The roads are for the most part, good. Those flags marking frost heaves in certain areas are there for a reason. There are long stretches of no cell service. People survived without phones anywhere before. There is no need to have a northern trip planned out to the last day. If you like somewhere, stay awhile. If somebody gives you a pointer on what to go see off the beaten path or an attraction, do it. If the weather is not great, stay put. There is no reason or pressure to be somewhere. Done it four times. The itch is growing to do it a fifth time.
Veebyes 07/07/20 06:36pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Do ice cubes in the black tank really work?

How long do you think ice will last in the tank? When you are finished dumping add a few gallons of water & let that slosh around till the next dumping.
Veebyes 07/07/20 06:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: A very good reason Not to scrimp on surge protectors.

We have a PI 50amp. First thing that happens after the brakes are set is the DW gets the box out & plugs it into the post to check the voltage. If that passes we continue with the setup. Sites have been refused more than a few times due to power issues found by the box.
Veebyes 07/07/20 06:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Shopping

We also spend about 6 months each year on the road. Coming from 25 years of weekend cruising boating we had a bit of a head start in what to look for in a RV. The decision to get a 5er was made long before we were ready to look after having rented a class C. First priority was a good sized workable galley with lots of counter space. For this it had to be either an island or a "J" shaped galley. We have a "j" which has more counter space & under counter storage. Next priority was freshwater capacity. Our boat has 115gal FW & it is nice not to have to worry about every drop of water used. An 80gal FW or larger was an absolute requirement. This requirement eliminated lots of builders right off the bat. Next was the fridge. Did not have to be needing to run out to a store every few days if we were miles from anywhere. We did wind up with a large 4 door RV 2 way power fridge. When on the road eating at restaurants is rare so pantry storage is important. Ours has the washer/dryer cabinet right next to the galley so that was immediately used as a whopping sized pantry. For your budget you should easily find a lightly used better quality 5er that meets those specs. Mobile Suites, Carriage & Alpenlite all have 100gal FW tanks. Getting the right one is worth a drive to pick it up. We went at it with a mission that our first RV was going to be our last RV. Here we are, 13 years later, no regrets. Research narrowed us down to 4 models then it was a case of waiting for one of them to pop up online for sale.
Veebyes 07/05/20 07:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Storage space vs phoney fireplace.

There is a difference between the built in electric heater & the fake fireplace above it. Of course the heater works. The fake fireplace is nothing more than a night light bulb inside a gismo that projects the fake fire on a screen.
Veebyes 07/05/20 06:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Longer closure gathering momentum...

“And I can see Russia from my house.” No you can't. The Home Depot sits on a hill above Wassila. I have been up there on a clear day. Not a chance of seeing Russia from there.
Veebyes 07/02/20 06:22pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Flashlights

i have a collection of head lights stored in places where I might need a light. Can't beat a light that shines in the direction that you turn your head & don't have to hold it.
Veebyes 07/02/20 06:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Culling the herd....

The law of tonnage wins every time. Stupidity helps too.
Veebyes 06/30/20 10:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Preference for one night camping

We are very flexible. Walmart especially if we need supplies. Done Lowes, Cabellas as well for just an overnight. Don't mind driving a few miles away from the highway if had enough by mid afternoon & in no particular rush to move the next day, which is the situation most of the time. Not paying top dollar to be in a next to the highway KOA with all the noise & facilities that we don't need.
Veebyes 06/28/20 06:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Storage space vs phoney fireplace.

Our first Alpenlite had a FP. It worked, looked nice but basically was a gimmick waste of good storage space. Our second Alpenlite 34RLR does not have the FP. It does have a heater below where the FP would be. That cabinet stores the toaster oven, a 12 cup coffee maker & a 5 cup coffee maker. If I put a shelf in above those items there would be more room.
Veebyes 06/27/20 07:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Colored party globe lights for awening? ...yeah, I know

Hey, if it is a kid CG go for it. Light yourself up like Vegas. The tackier the better.
Veebyes 06/23/20 05:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Air Conditioning how many do not use it.

Depends on outside temp & sometimes noise. Prefer the sounds, or lack of, in a CG & also fresh air with everything open.
Veebyes 06/23/20 05:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Just completed our first trip with our new travel trailer

Ah yes, the shakedown cruise. The one that you will not forget. Ours, as complete greenhorns right down to pulling a trailer of any kind, was over 2 months & took us, in a round about way, from Austin, TX to the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. A very steep learning curve.
Veebyes 06/23/20 05:26am Beginning RVing
RE: How do you folks plan travel for long distances?

I am a planner but not a reserver. Reservations are for high demand destinations, events & maybe weekends. The route, sort of, is planned. Approximate areas of overnights are looked at for possible CGs, don't reserve. There is plan A, plan B then Walmart if only in transit. We try to roll in by mid afternoon so chances of getting an unreserved site are pretty good. A call when a half hour out or so does the trick for stopping or carrying on.
Veebyes 06/22/20 06:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Okay How many RV'ers here use CB-Radio's?

What he has is most likely FSR radios. Short range but useful around the CG, in big box stores & for the spotter in parking in tight sites.
Veebyes 06/18/20 06:54pm RV Lifestyle
RE: RVing with no mechanical capability

Owning a RV is similar to owning a boat. Always something needs attention. Usually that something is fairly simple to deal with. The biggest problem is finding the Roundtooit. Knowledge is key & YouTube is your friend.
Veebyes 06/18/20 06:48pm Beginning RVing
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