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RE: Wastewater Tote & Fresh Water Containers - Do you use them?

Been doing it for years but the 30 gal black tank would last us 4 days. The fresh water tank required daily filling when the kids were aboard. Just the wife and I now and still much prefer state parks and for week long trips, simply throw the waste tote in back of truck. Our 2020 Outback 252urs has 60 gal fresh water tank and always leave the house with it full so for a 3 day trip, don't have to carry any totes.
kellem 08/03/21 07:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: slow toilet leak

I've yet to master the revitalization of flush ball seals, always had to replace them especially when the kids didn't understand the concept of keeping water in the bowl.
kellem 08/03/21 07:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: New 4" heavy duty bumper cannot fit Rhino drain hose inside

Many just strap the correct size PVC under bumper, no rust to deal with.
kellem 07/28/21 11:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Slide Seal Repair/Replacement NEeded

The likely culprit is the seal on top did not flip allowing water to seep underneath. I keep on hand a 10ft telescoping latter to inspect and sweep off debris. Something else that should be a part of regular maintenance is treating the seals with 303 or silicone as they will last MUCH longer and helps repel water.
kellem 07/28/21 07:32am Travel Trailers
RE: New 5er, fresh water

My sister recently bought a new trailer with these valves and has battled them all summer......looks like a cockpit on an airplane. I imagine once procedure is learned things may simplify.
kellem 07/26/21 11:31am General RVing Issues
RE: parking on a slight driveway

My trailer is only " fairly level " and frig runs 24/7 and never an issue. Is your driveway so sloped that you can't achieve.....some level of levelness.
kellem 07/26/21 11:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Awning will not roll back up

Been there, the awning material comes over the top, not under. Wife broke a finger nail but we finally wound enough.
kellem 07/25/21 05:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Saw a TT with rear entry

I completely understand what you're referring to and I've only seen one rear entry trailer and it happened to be recently on an approximately 32ft bumper pull. The glaring issue that stands out is backing deep into a site, you often lose level ground, which we always do. Perhaps convenient stepping up to rear bedroom but not practical given the layout of 99% of places we stay, level ground being #1.
kellem 07/25/21 05:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Ford recalls

I have a 2021 F250 and the only recall is a windshield that may not hold fast in front on collision.....neither will my teeth.
kellem 07/16/21 05:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Poop in outside sink

Wow, 35 years of RVing and had no idea a sink of any kind was tied into a sh** tank....how naive is that?
kellem 07/16/21 05:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: I refuse to double tow.

What this has effectively accomplished is put the trailer over it's GVWR, ABUNDANT stress on rear axle but this person definitely has a can do attitude, wow.
kellem 07/16/21 08:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Size Matters???

Wife and I are also retired and bought our last RV, maybe. We much prefer state parks over KOA campgrounds so that takes us off the beaten path often so size did matter. We're in a 30ft trailer and find it spacious for the 2 of us and can comfortably navigate the backroads. Also pulling with the 7.3 gas engine. We're over 2000 miles and over 30 nights of camping in 2021 and no urge to go bigger.
kellem 07/15/21 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is Lance the “gold” standard

We've had 2 Starcraft trailers,1 Fleetwood and 1 keystone and as technology advances the newest trailer has much better materials compared to our 1st trailer. We've looked at Lance, Oliver, ORV and Nash and came to the same conclusion.....we buy new about every 5 years so floorplan trumps fancy hardware and Azdel. Lol Airstream is a no go for the wife as we've owned 1 trailer without slides, never again.
kellem 07/15/21 05:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Basic Maintenance

I'm one of those " anal " RV owners. 1. Tires replaced every 5 years 2. Bearings repacked once per year 3. Roof inspected every 6 weeks while applying 303 4. Tires inspected and inflated to max psi before each trip. 5. Water system sanitation twice per year 6. Entire trailer and rubber gaskets gets an application of 303 every 6 weeks. 7. Fix what breaks.
kellem 07/15/21 10:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Poop in outside sink

Highly doubt a sink is tied into black tank, no way. What your experiencing is hot temps and grey tank is extinguishing odor. Our grey tank is just as pungent as black tank during hot months. Just dump a cup of bleach into kitchen sink and let it slosh around during travel......we've found it's always the dish water vs shower water incase you have 2 gray tanks.
kellem 07/14/21 06:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Should I Throw In the Towel?

There all junk, you simply examine you're tolerance level with each unit.
kellem 07/12/21 05:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: An Embarassing Moment in a Walmart Parking Lot

Back in the 70's we called that flashing.
kellem 07/03/21 05:29pm Around the Campfire
RE: Electric bikes !!

This thread has me looking and it sounds like something I would enjoy. But, I've never seen one around here and I wonder if they are legal on the local bike trails ??? The usually have a sign saying no motorized vehicles. Isn't this a motorized vehicle ? Ebikes are rated in specific classes. I ride a class 1 which is pedal assist " must be pedaling " and are allowed on our mtnbike trails in VA. I'm sure each state will vary. Warning: don't test ride an Ebike unless you're ready to write a check.....amazing.
kellem 07/03/21 05:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wintering Over

I'm possibly a minority here which is fine. 1st, yes mice nearly destroyed our first trailer and trust me, nothing from Amazon works like mint oil, moth balls, high pitch squeals, nothing. You must eliminate access to trailer by sealing all crevices. 2nd, we take nothing from trailer during the cold weather months and simply leave the furnace set to 40*......but I'm an expert at keeping mice out now.
kellem 07/03/21 05:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Keystone Passport SL221BH or 268BH w/Ford F150 4.6L, 3.55

I'm not a member of the weight police but will add this. Longer trailers have a way of bullying lighter tow vehicles with shorter wheel bases. You may well be in spec with either trailer but wind and being passed by big rigs will be felt with more authority with the longer trailer. Find out what your truck is capable of and remember, you'll be much closer to the trailers GVWR vs dry weight or UVW.
kellem 06/30/21 05:15pm Travel Trailers
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