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RE: Overnight stop near Atlanta

Altoona Landing! IIRC we stayed there once on the way back north and would never stay again. We got there late and left early but the staff seemed nice and the campgrounds were also nice. The problem was the train that ran about every hour all night blowing it's whistle every time. Jim. X2! We stayed once. We were so close to the tracks the ground shook.
jaycocamprs 07/12/20 12:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cloudland Canyon SP GA

East rim is where the canyon views are. IMHO west rim has the best campsites, a more woodsy feel.
jaycocamprs 07/08/20 06:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Least stressful route from Hiawassee, GA to Pikeville, TN?

What Ivylog posted is quite true, the road is much better now. However if you are planning on taking this trip on a weekend I would not use US-64. I would take US-76 all the way to I-75 at Dalton GA. Then I-75 north to TN-153 in Chattanooga. Take TN-153 north to US-27 north, then TN-111 to Dunlap TN and US-127 north to Pikeville TN. TVA releases water on the week ends and the Ocoee Gorge becomes one large traffic jam of rafting company buses, kayakers & others who stop and look or park everywhere.
jaycocamprs 07/05/20 12:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: How to access/check RV slide motor? 2006 Four Winds

To what CA Traveler said I bet the bolt fell out of one side. On a trailer these timing gears would be outside of the frame, running from 1 slide support to the other. Get the slide even on both sides and replace the bolt.
jaycocamprs 06/16/20 01:38pm Tech Issues
RE: "Poles on slide?" 1999 Jayco Eagle model 266

We had a 99 243RKS 5'er, it had 2 bars that held the slide IN. They laid on top of the slide. We tie some red ribbon to them that hung down as a visible reminder to remove them before running the slide out.
jaycocamprs 06/05/20 06:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: N. Ga to Bar Harbor

I would go up to Hayesville NC and take US-64 east to Franklin NC. Then US-23 north to US-74 east and I-40. However you could take US-76 east to Clayton GA and US-23 there, longer but flatter. At I-40 I would go east to Asheville and I-26 north to I-81. However 40 west to I-81 is again longer but flatter.
jaycocamprs 06/04/20 07:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Generic questions about 5-ers

Sounds like it, with a MH, you need to weigh loaded for travel and subtract from the GCWR to ensure there is enough for the toad. With a FW it sounds like I need to make sure the truck can handle the load of the PIN, plus what's in the truck, plus the tow weight of the FW loaded for travel. Going out on a limb that most modem FW have brakes right? (that could be a bold assumption) We have a supplemental braking system on the CRV when we tow it behind the MH. Yes you need enough payload with the truck to carry 20-25% of the loaded trailer weight. Plus the people and cargo loaded in the truck. A SRW F-350 is the same size as a F-250, but has a greater load carrying capacity. Cost should be very similar as they a 95% the same truck.
jaycocamprs 06/04/20 06:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: School me on waste totes

A thirty gallon tote full weighs 250 pounds minimum water only plus the tote. That’s manageable for you lifting a full tote from your truck bed to the ground? No need, hook the long hose up and dump from the truck bed.
jaycocamprs 06/02/20 07:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Truck 4x4 or 4x2 ??

This is a RV forum. In the context of using the truck for the movement of the RV, how many have actually NEEDED to use 4WD & how often? What I wish I could have over a 4X4 is a locking diff. All that weight over locked DRW has to make a huge difference over power to one rear wheel & a lightly loaded front wheel. To the question of needing 4X4 while camping. Once, backing up a muddy hill on a rainy night. You have a rare truck. Over 90% of Duramax truck were equipped with the Heavy Duty Power Pack option, Duramax, Allison & Eaton locker. Most of those not so equipped were manual transmission trucks.
jaycocamprs 05/03/20 05:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: question about placement of hitch

Won't make much difference. I'd go at the 1" set up, less chance of the top rear bed corners contacting the overhang.
jaycocamprs 04/22/20 05:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weather. Nasty Weather. The kind of Weather you don't want.

We got power back 11:30 Tuesday night, a 48 hr outage. EPB of Chattanooga storm damage video showes area about 6-7 miles north of us.
jaycocamprs 04/16/20 05:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: Weather. Nasty Weather. The kind of Weather you don't want.

Lost power about 11:30 last night. Still out, running generator to run fridge in house. Worst is about 6 miles north, area east of I-75 in Chattanooga. 10 dead over the Chattanooga area, worst was Murray County GA. May be 7-10 day before all power restored.
jaycocamprs 04/13/20 03:24pm Around the Campfire
RE: Fireplace removal and repurposing space

An electric fireplace is nothing more than a built-in electric space heater in a fancy cabinet. From the point of view of utility, the space heater would do exactly the same thing, exactly as effectively; but of course it doesn't provide the same sort of cheery ambiance that even a simualated fire brings. Personally, I'd take the room for other things in my own RV over having a fireplace and use a portable heater. That's just me; there's no one right or wrong answer to that query. It should be pretty straightforward to remove a fireplace and repuprose the space for something else. The space likely isn't all that deep, though; fitting a cat litter box in is probably out of the question (at least without it projecting a good bit into the room). On our Mountaineer the fireplace was a option, Ours did not come with it, so we have a cabinet. It has the 15 amp outlet for the fireplace in side. Like others have said it is not very deep. We keep our space heaters in there, and use the outlet for 1 of them.
jaycocamprs 04/10/20 06:46pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: And Texas Caves In

Why anyone, young or old, would play games and hope to luck out on not picking up this dangerous coronavirus bug ... has gotta be nuts! :S Why I would take my chances is a easy answer. At this point you can either A: live in a bubble or B: get the virus. I am not going to live in fear, fear of dying which is a fact of life. What has a "bubble" got to do with not wanting to cause someone else's death? I'm ready to die if the Powers That Be so dictate. The people I might bring death to by me infecting them might not be ready to die. In other words ... my life is not all about me. Living in a bubble would be living in isolation, no contact with others that are outside the isolation zone. Even if you wear PPE you are increasing your risk. I would not knowingly do something to cause harm to someone else. However I can not be responsible for the health and well being of other adults. Those choices are their own, and theirs alone. I understand the need to slow the spread of the virus so that the Health Care system is not overwhelmed. However at this time the only "cure" is to get sick. And that is something that I would rather do sooner than later.
jaycocamprs 04/10/20 06:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

Why anyone, young or old, would play games and hope to luck out on not picking up this dangerous coronavirus bug ... has gotta be nuts! :S Why I would take my chances is a easy answer. At this point you can either A: live in a bubble or B: get the virus. I am not going to live in fear, fear of dying which is a fact of life.
jaycocamprs 04/09/20 07:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: My have things changed

Yea but the nitro cars are burning close to 5 gallons of it, in a 1000 feet Nope. Try 13 to 15 gallons/ run. And that's my point. It has so little BTU's/gallon it take a lot of fuel to make a run. I'm not a racer, so I really don't know. I had assumed that the 13-15 gallon number was from the time they started the car. That would include the burn out and staging, and that 4/5 gallon number was the just the timed run. One thing is sure. It's a lot of fuel, and there is lot going out the pipes.
jaycocamprs 04/08/20 05:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My have things changed

Gasoline has fewer BTU's per unit measure than diesel, so diesel will most always produce more power per gallon Nope. Not the way it works Ben. Nitomethane is the most commonly used powerful motor fuel ever. Look up how many BTU's it has. Yea but the nitro cars are burning close to 5 gallons of it, in a 1000 feet
jaycocamprs 04/07/20 06:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A New truck is born!

Good deal, that's a long wait!
jaycocamprs 04/05/20 06:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 12v outlet question

Ok so based on what I think I am learning from you guys and a few others..... I could probably cut 12v plug off inverter, add wire and wire inverter right to the batteries, no 12v outlet. Would this be best way to go? Would this scenario still need a fuse inline? I need simple/easy oh and english! haha! Thx! This is what I would do. Yes you need a fuse as close to the batteries as practical. I'd also use #8 wire.
jaycocamprs 04/02/20 07:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hitch re-install question- My mind is going with age!

Looks like the 4 pins are in the hitch just above where it says HUSKY, 2 on each side. Not a bad place to put them, so they don't get lost!
jaycocamprs 04/01/20 05:34pm Fifth-Wheels
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