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RE: Walmart overnight parking

did an 8 week trip from NH to Idaho and back through many states. Quite a number of Walmarts have posted No Overnight parking. Some will allow with permission regardless. Some told me the police will likely knock on my door during the night because of local ordinance. I am on private property so whats up with that? Local Walmart policy I think. So the problems are: some lots are not owned by walmart and since 24 hour stores are a thing of the past security may toss you. people that are drug/alcohol addicted or have dissassociated from society have made old rvs and parking lots their home. If an RV is abandoned at walmart its not going to be a later model. Walmarts are having issues with getting them towed because the owners don't claim them and the tow companies don't want them taking up space. Then there are the issues of prostitution, drug dealing, dumping black water etc. Not pointing fingers at every older model but these are real issues.
deadticket8 09/19/23 02:13pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
Fresh water tank support

I've been reading on a Winnebago site about water tanks having insufficient support and actually hanging down from the trailers. I checked other brand sites and see the same issues. Mostly in smaller trailers. Has anyone had experience with this?
deadticket8 04/30/23 07:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cool Mods - Thread restored 10/18/2012

I saw a nice mod, do not remember where but hoping. It was a sliding or rolling shelf that ran across the dinette slideout near the window. It could be slid(rolled?) out to near edge of table and used for counterspace. It was actually in a horseshoe dinette. The poster did not describe hardware used. I thought it was very useful!
deadticket8 03/10/23 03:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Controller for Lithium Batteries

I just spoke with Morningstar. Lithiums can be complicated and they have good tech support. I will follow up later. wicked expensive though. Also looking at Victron Smart 100/30. I watched a video and it seems not too hard to set up for lithiums. One video suggested setting absorbtion rate at around 13.4.
deadticket8 02/28/23 02:08pm Travel Trailers
Lithium Battery heater

I seek information on what others use to heat batteries when it is cold. I am leaning towards 12 volt heating pads of some kind. I am not sure how warm my battery compartment stays when the heat is on. And it wont be on when traveling. Is there a pad with a built in thermostat? Can anyone recommend reasonably priced 12 volt thermostat(under $40). Thank you in advance.
deadticket8 02/26/23 01:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Back in the dark ages !

Hey Wandering Bob! That's my style of travel too. I will install 300 watts of panels with 200 AH batteries. Like to wander, boondock, see some sights. I dont want to spend what would be a large down payment on a condo so I can live like I am in a condo! But Lithuium is new to me. Sure seems like they are more cost effective than wiring 6 volt flooded batteries in series. I am learning! Happy trails to you and yours!
deadticket8 02/26/23 01:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Bearings packed

Found someone that will do it for $200 plus seals. He maintains a fleet of vehicles (ambulances, medical pickup business) and does cashies. He just did bearings on 3 snow mobile trailers so he knows the drill.
deadticket8 02/26/23 09:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Some Great tent Camping!

Thanks ppine!
deadticket8 02/26/23 09:21am Tent Camping
RE: Some Great tent Camping!

I am going to share my favorite federal camp ground. It is officially in Arcadia NP but its actually 35 minutes away on Schoodic Penninsula. Called Schoodic CG. Has electric and water but you must shut off all outside lights by 9 pm. The night skies are tremendous! On a penninsula that has endless places to hang out, read, paint etc. Not many places for swimming. Hiking trails, some good restaurants in a small town. Kayaking opportunities. There is a ferry to Bar Harbor until Sept. 15.
deadticket8 02/24/23 02:02pm Tent Camping
RE: Propane hose pigtail replacement

Just replaced cheap leaking hoses on a Winnebego (super cheapo lighting too) with Marshalls.Also the regulator was leaking. Always had good results but I am just getting back after 7 years. Scary part was all the hoses leaked and you could smell it inside the unit. What was the last owner thinking?
deadticket8 02/24/23 01:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bearings packed

hey you know what? I just wanted a few thoughts not a full out Donnybrook! I appreciate the people with hands on knowledge and their input. Interesting post about containers. I think I will invest in a floor jack and do it myself. Last time I went cross country and back and the down south without issues so I musta dun good!Would be nice to know bearing sizes before hand just in case I need replacement.
deadticket8 02/22/23 09:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Bike Rack for Trailer hitch?

Also, on the smaller lighter trailers the bumpers are usually rated to carry only a spare tire. It is not that manufacturer is going cheap. A heavy load on the rear makes the trailer very unstable while under way on a highway. You add a heavier bumper or hitch welded to frame and a couple of 65 lb ebikes you're asking for a jack knife. Some good videos on you tube regarding distributing weight on a trailer.
deadticket8 02/22/23 08:21am Travel Trailers
Controller for Lithium Batteries

Hello everyone. I will be installing a modest solar system on my trailer consisting of 300 watts solar with 200ah of lithium batteries. I am trying to make a decision on the controller. I'm looking at Epever tracer that says it is lithium compatible. But as in many controllers reviewers say tricky to program for lithium. Any thoughts? I should mention I used a Renogy Rover on my last trailer with flooded batteries and it pooped the bed in the middle of my long journey. So I am leary of them. And not looking to break the bank.
deadticket8 02/22/23 08:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Best security cameras for travel trailer?

Just checked arlo pricing. I think i'll go the insurance route!
deadticket8 02/22/23 07:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Adding Second A/C to 50 Amp TT

The breaker is designed to take a surge on start up. It will trip if it continues to draw an excessive load, which means you have a problem somewhere.
deadticket8 02/22/23 07:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Harvest Hosts

Just got done reading the comments in full. Great info! I am an Elk and have overnighted at many lodges. Ive always felt safe. Seems like Harvest Host may not work for me as I travel with two dogs.It sounds like I would have to call each site and enquire. Food for thought.
deadticket8 01/03/23 06:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bearings packed

He is a she. Its all good. So I went by a truck service place but no one was there. Called later and the man says to do what I want, pull the bearings, clean, new grease would be close to $500. Hmm I says, at $130/ hour thats high. Oh our rates are $165. No I says the posted rate in your shop says $130 for rvs. And your'e talking 2 hours, gloves, grease seals rags. After we talked and he could see I wasn't new to rvs he was more amenable. But he lost me on the first lie. Oh well, I don't need it done until April.Anyway, thanks for the input! BTW $230! I'd be on that like the dog on a meat wagon.
deadticket8 01/03/23 05:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Campground

I think you'd end paying year round rent on your spot. You might want to inquire at mobile home parks. Occasionally I found they will rent to RVers if local laws allow. Usually you have to set up your own accoun t with the electric company.
deadticket8 01/02/23 02:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bearings packed

I absolutely agree with not trusting bearing buddies. Long story short, watch a few you tube videos. Its fine for a mid season grease up......Anyway, although I have done for myself I am getting a little old and have a huge to do list that keeps growing.... The only price I got so far was over $400. That seemed a little high.
deadticket8 01/02/23 02:39pm Travel Trailers
Bearings packed

Curious what it costs in your area to get double axle trailer bearings packed. I am in New England so especially interested in northeast cost. Not talking repairs to brakes, just a straight up pack the bearings change the seals.
deadticket8 01/02/23 07:15am Travel Trailers
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