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RE: Spare Tire Rack Failure - Third trip out with new RV.

Unfortunately that is pretty common. Mine was a bolt on on the bumper. It too almost fell off. The metal the bumper is made of basically ripped. Like you I caught just before it fell completely off. It’s been the same practice for years. I guess there will have to be a fatality and a huge law suit before the manufacturers put a strong enough bumper on them to handle the load. I put a frame mount bal on mine and it’s great.
campigloo 07/06/19 10:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: I-70 west

We took 70 in the first part of May. It about beat us death. You might be better taking I-10 than that thing.
campigloo 07/01/19 03:06pm Roads and Routes
RE: Feds open 1.4 million acres to hunters and fishermen

So Mr. Dewey, how do you get around?
campigloo 07/01/19 03:03pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Bucking with Anderson Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection

I know mine is a TT but the problem was the same. I’m not familiar with the Mor-Ride so it may be the same. But anyway, I put a Gen-Y on my hitch. It’s like night and day difference and they do make one for a 5er . It didn’t eliminate the bucking but it sure helped! The drawback, it’s HEAVVVVVY.
campigloo 07/01/19 02:36pm Towing
RE: Portable Satellite

I have a tailgater and have run 135’, with connectors at 50’ and one at 35’. It worked fine for me. The tech at tailgater told me they say 50’ because they have to be able to guarantee a HD signal. If SD is ok for you use it.
campigloo 06/30/19 05:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Season's over

Sorry about this wonderful season coming to an end. The many good travel years are something to treasure. When my mother’s dimension got really bad those memories help him get through it in a big way. Remember also, just go with whatever she says. Right or wrong it really doesn’t matter. Best wishes my friend.
campigloo 06/30/19 04:53pm RV Lifestyle
RE: towing capcity and payload capacity.

With either truck keep in mind when you’re not loaded you really do need 80psi in the rears. Inflate to 45-50 and a lot of the buckboard ride will disappear.
campigloo 06/30/19 04:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How do you begin to plan for extended road trips?

Plan? We don’t plan much. After the kid stops the plan pretty much ends. We’re retired. The race is over. We pack clothes for cool and hot weather. Do the maintenance on the vehicles and go. We remain VERY flexible. We require no outside utilities. We have never camped at a Walmart and most of our rent is free or under $10.00. We travel between 50 and 200 miles a day. Get a place we like, stay a few days, don’t like it leave the next morning. If you prefer paved pads and manicured lawns by all means make reservations. At least for us, the fewer amenities, the fewer campers and that means more space Above all, you’re retired! Take full advantage. Take your sweet time and have fun!
campigloo 06/20/19 04:36pm Beginning RVing
RE: Towing on Colorado hwy 149

Greetings from BR! I haven’t crossed that one but reading about it it looks pretty challenging. If you’re even somewhat experienced it will help a lot. I think the main thing is your tow vehicle. If your real close to the limits of your truck I won’t advise it. If you have a rig in good repair that is up to the load I don’t think you’ll have any problem. Just take lots of slow and easy. Have a wonderful trip! That part of the country is amazing. GEAUX TIGAS!!!!
campigloo 06/18/19 03:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: Fridge on propane while driving

Things burn. Whenever you have millions of anything a few of them will burn. I travel with mine on, even when fueling. I always thought the reason in tunnels and on ferries is your trapped; so just for extra precaution turn the valve off. Would they let you go through the tunnel with your generator running with a few gallons reserve in your (or my) cheap plastic gerri can, er small bomb? Maybe but I hope not.
campigloo 06/18/19 03:41pm Beginning RVing
RE: Tongue Wt and Wt Distribution Question

If it’s porpoising try better shocks. It helped my truck that’s just like yours (even the colors are the same). It drivers better loaded and unloaded. The improved shocks also helped limit body roll when unloaded and cornering.
campigloo 06/16/19 08:53am Towing
RE: Rear-Living TTs: Likes, dislikes, features, models...

We have an Outback 298re. Love it! The floor plan is perfect for us. Rear living, kitchen and bath in the middle with queen walk around in front. It has nice kitchen counter space with no island eating up much of the living room. It has large opposing slides in the rear and the only thing inaccessible with the slides in is half the dinette and the living room. I replaced the two swivel rockers with one Lazy Boy. Yeah baby, I’m chillin now! The huge picture window and large surrounding windows are great. We didn’t like the tiny outside kitchen so I converted it to storage space. The only real gripe about it is it isn’t prepped for a second a/c and I really, really wish it had double pane windows. Man can single panes get cold! Have fun shopping and happy travels!
campigloo 06/15/19 08:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Tailgater

Thanks everyone. I tried pretty much everything listed. I’ve used this setup successfully in 48 states over the last four years or so. It has just recently copped this attitude. I’ve never locked onto all three sats and gave up on that a long time ago. Using all the same equipment I got locals up until three weeks ago. Wrote it off as tree or mountain interference. At a location now where that is definitely not the case. Dish rep said it probably has died of old age. That doesn’t really make sense to me and King support is closed till Monday.
campigloo 06/15/19 07:23am Tech Issues
Tailgater

I just got off the phone with Dish. I can’t pick up local stations with my tailgater. After all the usual troubleshooting steps the tech concluded that my 2015 model dome had surpassed its life expectancy. But what’s to wear out? Am I just out of luck?
campigloo 06/14/19 06:13pm Tech Issues
RE: DIY MC-4 Connectors- 2nd Photo Added

I feel your pain brother. I had a learning experience that included several expletives that I won’t go into here.
campigloo 06/14/19 06:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Slide vs no slide

We have owned both. The first one had no slides and since we primarily took only weekend trips it was ok until the weather got bad. Ours just wasn’t made for lounging, but overall it was fine. Then we started taking a little longer trips. The single slide was a life saver. Never did have all the problems that every single other slide owner seems to have. Guess we’re just lucky. Now we have a 36’ trailer with opposing slides in the rear and a bedroom closet slide. The last three years we have averaged eight months a year in it. The slides are absolutely wonderful. We can use it with or without the slides extended and don’t have to open them to get to the bed, the bathroom or the kitchen. Both trailers have had toppers on them. Again, we haven’t had all the catastrophic failures that most people seem to have had. Lucky again! The seals haven’t failed, it hasn’t leaked water and the walls haven’t caved in. I also have never had to crawl up and sweep the roof before I close them. Toppers, for us, have been great. The wife and I have had to replace them once since it was bought in April of 2011. It took about and hour and a half for each one. Easy. The drawback, they do seem to be a bit colder in the winter. Our solution is just go somewhere warmer. I know not everyone can do that though and it’s not so cold as to make it unlivable. It is nice to be comfortable when inside is the only choice. So far the coach has 100,000+ miles on it and the slides haven’t fallen out yet. We have our first real problem with them actually just this week. One of the pinion gears needs to be replaced. Not bad for the thousands of times is been moved. Hope whichever you get works great for you. Happy travels!!!!!
campigloo 06/14/19 03:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Tires For A Brand New Trailer

I had similar experiences as dodge guy. The factory seems to put just enough tire under them to handle the rated weight under perfect conditions. When you’re debating the extra hundred bucks or so factor in the amount of damage a blow out can inflict. I had one on my eighteen month old trailer that destroyed the inner fender/splash guard and tore up the fender. I now have a permanent reminder of insufficient tires. You haven’t bought it yet? Make it either part of the price or a deal breaker, whichever the dealer would prefer. Hope you enjoy your new toy!!!!!!
campigloo 06/13/19 05:54pm Towing
RE: Virtually Reality Showroom

Cool. I like the ability to choose changes that most of the current manufacturers have been so hardheaded about. Maybe I don’t want an island in the otherwise perfect floor plan.
campigloo 06/13/19 05:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is a 13,000 BTU AC enough for a 22' trailer?

You should ok with that size trailer. I recommend you get a fan for that mid day boost.
campigloo 05/23/19 06:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Readying TT for ALASKA Trip

For protecting the front cap of mine I used a box I got when I bought a refrigerator and stuck it on with duct tape. Not pretty but effective. I threw it away once we finished the top of the world.
campigloo 05/23/19 06:18am Towing
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