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RE: Awning tie downs straps

I like support poles AND tie downs: http://learntorv.com/power-awning-support-poles/ But there's controversy no matter what you do. I've personally had my awning out (supported + tied down) in up to 35mph winds. I didn't like having it out up over 25mph but I missed my window of opportunity for bringing it in safely.
ependydad 01/18/19 12:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tennessee

thanks to all for their contributions and an exta thanks to coolmom42. we got into Montgomery Bell State Park along the river just after mid month and will finish out the month in Pigeon Forge. A Great Day to all. Thanks. Monkey Bell is a beautiful park. But be aware, it's a good 45 minute drive into most sites in the city (depending on what your goal for the trip is). Our site: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1949/45631843452_2923716a66.jpg https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1965/31809940018_87a28449a2.jpg Our view from our toy hauler deck: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4875/44768026625_98a8380dc8.jpg https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1906/44957580524_4b29bbc1bf.jpg
ependydad 01/18/19 07:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tifton Georgia

So you are looking for a CG that you can come into in the dark after 10:00 PM. How rude and as a CG owner please go to WalMart as Its been a long day and I’m probably asleep as are the rest of the campers in the park. LOL, I've said this exact thing to the "ant-Walmart" posters in the past and it always gets ignored. We'll regularly pull into Walmart at midnight or later and do not want to intrude on other guests.
ependydad 01/18/19 07:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Quick Fort Wilderness question

One more thing. If/when I do get a site is it worth while to go preferred or even premium when they are available? We typically like quiet areas further away which I understand is actually the standard full hookup sites, but being closer to the pool etc with a nice large site is not bad either. Thoughts? Thanks again! I talk about the site differences here: http://learntorv.com/camping-at-disney-world-fort-wilderness/ I find the Full hookup sites to lack the most privacy between the sites though the sites themselves can be spaced a little wider from each other. The entry to the sites themselves can be a little more narrow. Preferred sites generally have the same size paved pads as the full hookup sites but are on older campground loops. This means that parking can be trickier. But Preferred sites are closer to the marina and Disney's boat transportation. Premium sites are usually wider and deeper than Preferred + Full hookup. Plus, their picnic tables are nicer (4 sided and square) but table clothes don't fit them as well. The entry to the sites are also flared out making backing into them easier. Privacy between sites is better than Full hookup but there are some where it's died off a bit. My favorite loop is 800 when I'm on the outside. I try to get spots where I don't have people camped behind me. For me, it's worth the extra cost to be on a Premium spot. Not for the location as I could careless about being close to campground amenities but I like the sites themselves better. Here's a walk-through of our most recent campspot. It's been my favorite so far: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJGwDv_gVyM
ependydad 01/17/19 01:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: St Louis West/Historic Route 66 KOA Campground

We stayed at the Casino Queen RV Park a few years ago. Very expensive for what it is- parking lot with gravel between the spots. But, the office can ring up a shuttle to take you over to the metro/subway/train station; that was nice. It was great for exploring the city- you were right there. Here are pictures from our stay: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dougsetzer/albums/72157657959389616 We later stayed at 370 Lake Side park and liked it much more as a campground/RV park. Spacious sites and cheaper rates. But, further from the city. Though, my wife and kids did go into City Museum and enjoyed that. Here are pictures from that stay: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dougsetzer/albums/72157696625322294 when you stayed at 370 how far were the metro links Don't know. Wife drove into the city.
ependydad 01/17/19 09:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Double towing, which 5th wheel hitch?

I am licensed SD, they allow it. CA where I stay a lot in the winter allows it but with proper licensing. They recognize SD. I travel thru OR to get to WA for the Summers, they both do not allow. I am guessing they look the other way since I am licensed SD??? As far as I understand it, double-towing is not a reciprocal thing. So if it's disallowed in OR, you could get pulled over for it and be made to drop a trailer. But, seems like it doesn't often happen. I've only ever read of a few third-party accounts and I think each has been on the east coast (I want to say the Carolinas).
ependydad 01/17/19 09:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trip planning application

There is no one tool that really works well; though RV Parky's Trip Planner has grown up a lot since I wrote this: Let’s go! Trip planning apps and websites
ependydad 01/17/19 08:30am Roads and Routes
RE: St Louis West/Historic Route 66 KOA Campground

We stayed at the Casino Queen RV Park a few years ago. Very expensive for what it is- parking lot with gravel between the spots. But, the office can ring up a shuttle to take you over to the metro/subway/train station; that was nice. It was great for exploring the city- you were right there. Here are pictures from our stay: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dougsetzer/albums/72157657959389616 We later stayed at 370 Lake Side park and liked it much more as a campground/RV park. Spacious sites and cheaper rates. But, further from the city. Though, my wife and kids did go into City Museum and enjoyed that. Here are pictures from that stay: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dougsetzer/albums/72157696625322294
ependydad 01/17/19 08:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tifton Georgia

Check out I-75 RV Park in Tifton. It's *literally* next to an exit ramp and noise can be an issue - wasn't a problem for my wife, kids, and I but my mother-in-law was with us and she said she didn't sleep well. No frills kind of place. Very simple. But, we got in/out with our 42' fifth wheel and 22' truck. We actually were too large for the space and offered to unhitch. The fellow working put a traffic cone behind us and said we were good to go. Pretty cheap- under $30 for the night with a Good Sam discount, if I recall. Pictures that I captured: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dougsetzer/albums/72157702537914804
ependydad 01/17/19 08:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Spartan 1245

I am sure Prime Time will honor the warranty without issue. They are great and worked with us on our unit. Key to getting stuff done is to be respectful and talk to them the way you would like to be treated. Folks that go in yelling, demanding, threatening get no where. I hope they come back on line, I'd love to upgrade mine in a few years. Yep. I've had very good luck with warranty work in the past with another brand- and you're absolutely right. My mother used to always say, "you catch more flies with honey than vinegar." Funny that my Facebook Memories just reminded me that back in 2013, my trailer was sent back to me after a factory return before it was done. It came back with more damage than it left. I ended up working with the warranty manager then to get everything made right. In the end, he thanked me for not screaming into the phone and even acknowledged I had every right to.
ependydad 01/17/19 08:14am Toy Haulers
RE: Leveling with half of a Lynx block??

If you have tandem axles putting a block under just one will achieve a 1/2 block adjustment. How has everyone missed this? This is the answer. So are you suggesting the OP add another axle to his trailer? :h Heh, nope. I'm suggesting I didn't realize it was a single axle camper.
ependydad 01/11/19 01:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Washing your rv in the lake

There wasn't really any reason to have two cameras recording a guy launch a boat. How exciting and film worthy is that? They wouldn't have wasted disk space on something like that unless they knew something was going to happen. And the guy with RV posted the footage himself. It was not some random person posting it. If you've ever had the "joy" of hanging out with Youtubers, you'll find that they do record this sort of thing. I have friends who went on an outing with a family who is trying to establish their Youtube channel. He said it was infuriating, the parents would have the kids come through doors and windows multiple times, trying to get the "perfect" shot. So yeah- having multiple cameras running.. especially if this guy is active on social media, totally possible.
ependydad 01/11/19 01:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Seven Point Campground Dumping and Site Advice

This is largely why I love my sewer bladder. I can dump myself and friends quickly and easily. Without sewer, we still shower like normal (not navy showers), my wife runs the washer/dryer, and I let the kids wash dishes. http://learntorv.com/sewer-bladder/
ependydad 01/11/19 10:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Leveling with half of a Lynx block??

If you have tandem axles putting a block under just one will achieve a 1/2 block adjustment. How has everyone missed this? This is the answer.
ependydad 01/11/19 10:41am Tech Issues
RE: First look at travel trailers today at Camping World

Friends don't let friends buy from Camping World.
ependydad 01/10/19 01:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: So excited!!!

Congratulations! We went from idea to in the rig in about 4 months. It’s been 3 1/2 years now and love it.
ependydad 01/09/19 07:47pm Full-time RVing
RE: Camping Options for Disney World

With that all being said, my ultimate trip to Florida would include The Fort for a couple of weeks and then spend a month or two visiting the TT Parks available to see other sights. Of course, I'd get an annual Passport too! When I hit the lottery, I'll make this trip..LOL Heh, that's basically what we do for winters! Well, minus the multiple weeks at the Fort. I'm lucky to get a week in. Only did 1 week in 2018 and none in 2017.
ependydad 01/09/19 03:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: KOA Membership

I find KOAs to be generally expensive. Even with the 10% off, I'd rather stay elsewhere at less cost. As fulltimers, we've stayed at a handful over the years and usually just barely break even when we pay for the membership. The quality of the parks we've stayed at is usually decent but rarely wows me.
ependydad 01/09/19 12:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping Options for Disney World

2edgesword has said just what I wanted to say, only better. Why would you even think about spending a bunch on money going to Disney World then stay at an ordinary campground? We're probably the odd duck, but with annual passes - we can actually do a Disney trip pretty cheaply. Especially if we do the Thousand Trails or Trails Collections parks. Eat breakfast at the camper, pack a lunch, and then buy dinner out (or vice versa with lunch). It lets us play at the parks more often. But for a big trip from elsewhere, I completely agree. I love Fort Wilderness and all that Disney has to offer. NOW- the kicker is getting reservations are getting harder and harder.
ependydad 01/09/19 12:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wire inverter to existing transfer switch or need another?

When dry camping, could I run a power cord from the inverter to the shoreline cable with an adapter thus using the existing transfer switch. Limiting it to 15 amps with a resettable power strip. Only problem may be that the fridge will be on the inverter's 110v instead of propane. Then when I turn on the generator, the transfer switch in the MH should isolate the inverter. Right???? Also, could my DW use her hair dryer at half speed and heat and I can use the microwave at half power , obviously not at the same time. That's what I did. I would first turn off all of the circuit breakers, then plug in the inverter, and then would turn on individual circuit breakers for what I wanted powered. That avoided me trying to power things like the fridge and water heater on 110 and the converter/battery charger. It was a hassle. I'm looking at these so that I can power specific breakers from the outlets on the inverter: https://www.amazon.com/Xantrex-8080915-PROwatt-Transfer-Switch/dp/B004S5Y158/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547057945&sr=8-1&keywords=xantrex+power+transfer+switch
ependydad 01/09/19 11:19am Tech Issues
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