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RE: travel during covid

I think camping by nature is socially distancing. I don't go to hang out with people at the camp ground. We had to cancel one trip due to the campground being closed during a stay at home order and another due to not having vacation time left. Work made us get to 0hrs during lockdown. other than that we camped a bunch. i had fridays off all summer so every weekend was a 3 day weekend. We used the camper a ton, the boat a ton and i got alot of house projects completed this year. we had a great summer all while doing the socially distance thing. Wear the mask, sanitize your hands and carry on with you life. You can care about other people and live your life at the same time!
ZINGERLITE 11/06/20 05:40am General RVing Issues
RE: How fuel stabilizers work...or not

Pouring anything over 87 in any unmodified lawn mower style air cooled engine is a waste of your money and potentially damaging to it. Running a higher octane than required won't damage an engine. It just wastes your money. If its not knocking on 87 there's no need to go higher. As for ethanol, just don't buy more than you'll burn in a month. fill up the boat/rv with rec fuel on the last tank of the year and you'll be fine.
ZINGERLITE 11/03/20 10:21am General RVing Issues
RE: How wide do mirrors need to be for a TT?

Am i the only one who hates the big rectangle tow mirrors? i guess if you live with them every day you'd get used to them but man are they obnoxious driving around town. they take up the whole window. you could run cars over in parking lots on accident lol. I've had various jobs over the years where ive had to drive a shop truck for an errand and i hate them. I've also hauled pontoons for a living in the past. Im no novice. I tow a 20' trailer with stock 06 Silverado mirrors and haven't had any issues where i thought i needed a bigger mirror. just my .02 cents!
ZINGERLITE 10/30/20 07:42am Beginning RVing
RE: How to winterize batteries on the TT?

Make sure they are fully charged and then just unhook them or turn the battery switch off if you have one. I used to work for a boat yard and when we winterized boats we'd just make sure they were charged and unhook them. We only removed them at customers request. I've never had an issue leaving them on the camper or in the boat. If its your batterys time it's its time. leaving it in the cold or on the concrete won't matter. Old wives tails lol.
ZINGERLITE 10/21/20 07:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Are other drivers killing your RV experience?

While its not a big issue i think speed differential in norther Michigan is kind of annoying. I like to Cruise at 70 with the camper hooked up. Its comfortable to me, trucks stable, transmission isn't always shifting up and down. Its a good speed and i can keep'er moving. Michigan last year or so raised the speed limit to 75 in some parts. 65 on state highways as well. It gave everyone a green light to go 85/90. While its great with a snowmobile trailer or even no load. you can really fly. Not so great cruising at 70 with a trailer. Your going to fast for semi's and to slow for the left lane. when you come up on slower traffic you get stuck with a line of 30' cars cruising past you in the left lane at 85/90 for a few miles. makes it aggravating to try and pass slower traffic quickly. Not a big deal breaker but annoying some times. usually on long trips.
ZINGERLITE 10/20/20 06:54am General RVing Issues
RE: How often..

on the side of the freeway in a angry panic! When they need to be replaced obviously!
ZINGERLITE 10/19/20 05:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Got camper inspected at camping world. Big mistake

Makes me glad I am in Texas. Lights work? Yep. Tire tread good? Yep. $7 please. Takes longer to enter it in the computer and print the report for registration than the actual inspection. We dont even need that in michigan. half of the trailers on the road have 20yr old tires, no lights and maybe a good plate. MAYBE lol.
ZINGERLITE 10/08/20 06:30am Travel Trailers
RE: One night stays and black/grey tanks

That or use the community bathhouse for your needs. This is what we do. For the once a day you need to #2 just use the campground rest rooms. our 18' camper is to small for that stink lol.
ZINGERLITE 10/01/20 08:11am Beginning RVing
RE: Winterizing Travel Trailer

Id say blow it out then run antifreeze through it. It takes 20min and only cost a few dollars. Cheap insurance. then you don't have to worry about it when your 1000mi away and hear about a cold snap in colorado.
ZINGERLITE 09/29/20 12:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do most parks check/copy your ID? (Victims of ID theft)

Campground is near the last place I would worry. Besides your cell phone, your onstar, your computer habits your credit and debit card ,your fuel card and any other loyalty card you may have are dumping every thing there is to know about you in to the big system. Costco,Wal mart and their affiliates and vendors, not only know that you spent $59.33 last Tuesday and 7:05, but they also know that you bought Hanes boxer brief's/3pk in size xxl 54 to 66 and a 60ct pack of depends. We have had cards compromised a couple of times, yet suffered no loss, just angst and inconvenience. The trains already left the station with "AI" its pretty crazy. there's a new "social dilemma" documentary i think everyone should watch. I think the only people not contributing to the "big system" are the people in remote Alaska that have never been anywhere near the internet or a smart phone. Everythings tracked. how fast or slow you scroll past an image on a google search is logged. Not much we can do about it other than watch it happen.
ZINGERLITE 09/28/20 10:02am Beginning RVing
RE: How to get rid of soap streaks after washing a TT?

black streak remove in the RV section at walmart. I also use Zeps orange clean on pretty much everything in my garage. Usually spray some orange cleaner on troubled areas before i scrub with the wash brush. Usually works pretty well.
ZINGERLITE 09/08/20 05:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Small mistakes can make big problems

He didn't have enough sense to turn the water off before he went looking for help? He may be destined for more problems in the future. Ya, I thought the same thing. But after talking to the guy he was just lost on the whole thing. He just didn't put 2 and 2 together. I don't "think" it was a rental unit from some of the things he said and their were no markings on the MH that I saw. I felt super bad for the guy. He was trying hard for a good RV experience but it didn't work out that way because of a small mistake. And in his defense it was a small mistake. :( Thats why you rent as a rookie lol. make the mistakes on someone elses camper and your good to go when you buy your own!
ZINGERLITE 08/31/20 10:34am Beginning RVing
RE: Travelling with Bathroom Fan Running

this year ive been experimenting with the vent open while driving. i crack one of the smaller windows near the front of the trailer and when we arrive its nice and cool. I installed the maxx air cover this weekend for insurance. IT took longer to collect all the tools and get the ladder out than it did to install. super easy.
ZINGERLITE 08/31/20 10:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Storing ball hitch

I just leave it in the hitch/truck side for short trips. if im staying put for a week or more i remove it completely and put it in a storage cubby.
ZINGERLITE 08/31/20 10:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Tool kit?

which is better for setting stabilizer jacks, a cordless drill or cordless impact driver? I think the drill would be more useful all around. I think the impact works best. a drill might do the job though.
ZINGERLITE 08/18/20 09:31am Beginning RVing
RE: Tool kit?

tire changing tools and a volt meter are a must. the rest you can pick up as you need it. As im loading the camper i grab my tool bag and just load it with everything i think ill need but never use. If im going far from home i bring more stuff. we do alot of local camping so on those trips i just bring the essentials. if ive got a major issue i can run home and grab something. Most RV repairs at the campsite are with basic/simple tools. wrenches/screwdrivers ect. I keep one of those cheap Christmas gift tool kits in the camper as well. I think the main issue is getting off the side of the road. Have tools for that. the rest can be bought or brought as you need it.
ZINGERLITE 08/18/20 05:57am Beginning RVing
RE: truck for towing.

Have you considered a 3500 van? No van. if im going to a van i might as well buy Cousin Eddie's RV.... hahahhaha "That there's and R...V...!"
ZINGERLITE 08/12/20 01:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Leaving dog at campsite

this topic is as controversial as "how much can i tow with a half ton?!?!" Have some respect for your campground neighbors and communicate with them. if you find yourself needing to leave your pets in the camper for a part of the day try to be aware of whats going on. try to book sites in shade under trees to help control the heat. if your trip keeps you away from your camper most of the time leave the dog with a family member for that trip. If you need to run to walmart turn on the radio and A/C. Your dog will be just fine.
ZINGERLITE 08/06/20 09:53am Beginning RVing
RE: Expert Towing Advice

What I would look at is the width of the trailer versus the width of the truck. You don't think it is a big deal but it really is. You will need some big mirrors and when you look back at the trailer, you will be surprised at how much wider it is than your truck. It will push you down hills even if you try and go slow. You will struggle going up some hills and probably get frustrated with the whole deal. I towed a 19' Wilderness with a S-10 Blazer with the 4.3 V6 and would never do it again. The mass of the trailer against the truck just didn't work. Good luck with your decision. Curly The new mid size trucks are pretty similar to the old full-size trucks from 20 years ago. the Colorado is only 5" narrower than the full-size. on paper they compare to some of the older half tons.
ZINGERLITE 08/05/20 09:04am Travel Trailers
RE: "Old Tires"

I think there's some "weight" in tire care. Keep them properly inflated, keep the sun off of them. inspect for cracks regularly ect. I wouldn't think you'd need to replace them every 3 years. if your regularly going on long trips it may be a good piece of mind but how necessary is it to replace them just due to age? i feel like alot of blowouts are due to under inflation or ignored warning signs of fatigue. This topic is almost as controversial as the truck/towing capacity debates.
ZINGERLITE 07/30/20 06:18am General RVing Issues
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