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RE: Disconnect battery when not using?

I bought a little solar panel from academy. It’s flexible and has a controller built in. Not sure about overall quality but it keeps my battery charged. When I’m rolling I store it in the cover over the propane tanks. $15 and so far it’s worked well.
campigloo 01/18/20 03:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for a DYI forum or site for travel traliers

If you’re building your own from frame up carbon fiber may be useable in some areas. I have no idea how much it costs but seems like it would be worth investigating. I do know it’s very light and incredibly strong. I would think it would stand up to road salt too. Good luck!
campigloo 01/11/20 03:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: dedicated charging station for phones, wifi, tablets

I installed a combo cigarette lighter/usb port directly to my 12v source. It works great for us. If you decide to off grid a lot and like to watch tv a 12v model is great and uses a fraction of what an inverter to 120 takes.
campigloo 01/02/20 11:37am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: How to lose an awning

Turning too tight and taking the stop sign and post out in the Walmart parking lot is pretty effective too. Let’s not go into how I found this technique.
campigloo 01/02/20 11:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Water and Gas Usage Rates

Our trailer has a 35gal fresh tank, 35 gal black and 70 gray. Wife and I can g ppl o at least a week on fresh. We spit bath for a couple of days and then shower. When running the shower waiting for warm water we catch it in a half gallon milk jug and use it for flushing. We use purell for hand cleaning after using the toilet. Baby wipes are good too. I rigged a pump in the front storage area near the tank fill. I run the hose in the jerry can, flip a switch and in about 10 minutes can pump 15 gal into the tank. Waste water we can get two weeks without dumping. Get a gas gen and dive in. We travel to places that suit our clothes, wheels are a wonderful invention. You’ll come up with all kinds of tricks to make it work. Boondocking; it made me hate sardine parks. Happy travels!!!
campigloo 01/02/20 11:12am Beginning RVing
RE: Grand Isle SP

Grand isle is primarily a fishing destination. That time of year you almost have to some kind of access to a boat to catch any substantial number of fish. Later in the summer and early fall is best for bank fishing. If you’re going for good seafood restaurants, you can find some of the worst there. If you cook your own and you come while the season is open you can get incredible shrimp, oysters and blue crabs. Shrimp right off the boat are so fresh they’re cheap. Good restaurants are nearby but not so much on the island. The Hurricane Hole is probably good but it’s pricey. The state park is roomy and well kept. The beach is a short walk across the levee. There are a couple of piers into the water and a walking path around the lagoon that’s interesting. If you like to fish it can’t be beat. We love Grand Isle and go frequently. If you’re looking for a stop on the way down the bayou and good restaurants try Bayou Segnette State Park. Just a few minutes from the French Quarter and the best seafood you’ll have in this country. The WWII museum is very worth at least a day trip. Don’t miss the movie! Sooo worth it! Have fun! Hope to see ya on the island!!!
campigloo 12/21/19 05:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What is going on with this roof?

I of course don’t know your budget but would a rubber roof be feasible? Strip the aluminum and recycle it. My rubber roof is almost 9 years old, has sat in the sun it’s whole life and still looks good. It might be easier but I don’t know what it would cost.
campigloo 12/21/19 12:40am Travel Trailers
RE: cabin fever !

Wanderingbob I feel your pain. A week or so ago we had temps all the way down to the upper 40’s. At least this week we’ve had a little global warming set in!
campigloo 12/13/19 03:01pm Around the Campfire
RE: Propane Question

.....and tanks only go empty in the middle of the night. I’m convinced it’s some kind of conspiracy!
campigloo 12/06/19 02:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best places to park the TT @ Yellowstone

We like Bakers Hole. It’s about 5 miles north of west Yellowstone and has water @ electric but not sewer. Several sites are on the river and it really roomy.
campigloo 12/06/19 02:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Replace or reseal skylight

I would go Huntindogs route. Once you get the old sealant loose the hard part is done.
campigloo 11/11/19 03:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: East Canada

Thanks mish. That was encouraging! (cute kids too)
campigloo 11/11/19 03:44pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 2 Battery banks built from 6 volts

Slightly off topic here but a 12v TV set uses a fraction of the power and they’re not that expensive. To save water we use a lot of hand sanitizer. Taking a shower, use a 1/2 gal milk bottle to catch water while the hot makes the trip and use that for toilet water. Get led light bulbs.
campigloo 10/30/19 05:20pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Mileage observations

I get curious just like you do! I don’t remember what the name was, but I googled something like power requirements for trailer towing. What I found was a site where you enter height, width, weight and speed and it would calculate hp and torque required. It didn’t really mean much but it was fun to play with!
campigloo 10/30/19 03:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TT for full time living or negatives of trailer brands

If you’ve never done this before rent some kind of camper for at least a couple of weeks and see if you even like it. There are many challenges living in a space so small, many you’d never even dream of without some experience. Make sure you’re ready to do much of your own maintenance. It can save you a small fortune.
campigloo 10/30/19 02:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: New to the forum, new to TT's as well

Congrats on your new toy! Half the fun of it is figuring everything out. Don’t over think it all and realize that things break, so don’t let that spoil a trip. On of the hardest things I had to learn was the oh well attitude. Happy travels!
campigloo 10/24/19 04:04pm Beginning RVing
RE: Those with portable surge protector

I have a hard wired Progressive on mine and it wasn’t able to stop a surge. It burnt the wires coming right out of the box. Not only would they not honor the warranty because I drilled a hole in the box form my solar, they wouldn’t even answer my original question and would not engage any further conversation. That’s the part that really PISSED ME OFF. Moral of the story, it only seems to be good for high or low voltage alerts.
campigloo 10/24/19 03:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Famed Durham NC bridge will no longer kill as many ACs

WVcampground, I almost hit my head just looking at the pics!
campigloo 10/24/19 03:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slide out awning covers

I’ve had toppers on my last two trailers over the last 12 years. I’ve replaced the fabric on two out of the four of them. If you’re the least bit handy you can easily replace them for only the cost of the fabric. I wouldn’t have a slide without them. I’ve had more problems from my porch awnings than the toppers.
campigloo 10/21/19 12:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Oops, Dodge just threw you under the bus...

Is it really necessary for me to have a one ton dually to get my petunias home from Lowe’s?
campigloo 10/21/19 12:23pm General RVing Issues
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