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RE: RV park close to Farragut, TN

Go to Oak Ridge and see the Museum of Science and Energy. I see Lazy Acres RV park in Lenoir city has good reviews and is also near Yarberry lake. Both are not all that far from Farragut. I have no first hand experience with either but have been through the area a few times to know its peaceful and pretty countryside. Being near the lake fishing is BIG there and the prevelant activity. Downtown K'ville is very walkable and also has a museum plus lots of great restaurants. Your grandson should have some ideas for you.
ken56 07/02/20 03:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Got a call from a friend...

It was the 40 amp circuit breaker. We took apart all connections and cleaned the corrosion and replaced the circuit breaker and all is well now.
ken56 07/01/20 11:47am Tech Issues
RE: Water Heater Help

Had the same issue with mine a couple years back and it was the control board. Usually the warranty is 2 years and mine was within the warranty period so it was covered.
ken56 06/30/20 04:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Is camping Fun Anymore

Kinda had that happen to us last week at a C2C membership campground. People pulled in thursday for the weekend, set up but did not stay that night. Friday everybody decended upon the camp site with Kayaks and kids and the protable fire pit and commenced to spread out to every inch of their site...nearly right up against the side of my trailer. Turns out they were fairly respectful but still had their fun so I can't deny them that. Go with the flow as most of that type of camper are weekend warriors and will be headed home on Sunday anyway. I'm fairly easy going when that happens unless things get really out of hand. Only had that happen once and I left...easy fix.
ken56 06/28/20 07:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Got a call from a friend...

Thanks everyone for the ideas. I made notes to take over. While I'm not an expert here I am also not totally uneducated about 12 volt systems, just though I would ask on here for what to look for. Personally I think its his battery fuse/breaker or possibly corroded connections....his trailer is 8 years old and was purchased used from a dealer and appears to have been stored outside all its life. Thanks again, will update later.
ken56 06/28/20 07:27am Tech Issues
Got a call from a friend...

My good friend called me today and told me his 12 volt side of the trailer does not work when he is not plugged into shore power. No lights or refrigerator or anything else 12 volt is getting power from the battery, he must be plugged into shore power for anything to work and all is fine and works normally when plugged in. Any suggestions on what to look for? Its a new battery and he just put in a new converter because it was not charging the battery. Not sure if he hooked it up correctly or if he missed a wire to power the 12 volt from the battery when not on shore power. Any Ideas?
ken56 06/27/20 07:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Parking RV at home

If this will be the normal situation install a dedicated circuit for the trailer. Use a surge protector at the recepticle box and then plug into the surge protector. I have mine in my yard and use it all the time, refrigerator is stocked with refreshments and I can turn on the A/C if I want to and even watch TV....sometimes the bed calls me in for a nap. The ability to keep your rig at home is you are able to do your maintenance at your lesiure and its a lot more secure than a storage lot.
ken56 06/14/20 05:49pm Beginning RVing
RE: Towing Travel Trailers

You didn't say what you tow with or what hitch you have. I tow a 37ft. travel trailer 10k gvwr with my GMC 2500HD and have an Equal-I-zer brand integrated sway control hitch rated at 14K/1400 tongue wt. and do so just fine with no issues. Your statement about "sway bar" is telling that you may not quite understand hitches yet. The Equal-I-zer is a weight distributing hitch with built in sway control by means of friction on the weight distrubiting bars and 'L' brackets they rest in. The other is a friction antisway device added onto the side of the tongue and connecting to the hitch head. I have used this type on smaller lighter trailers but would not use it on a 35 ft. trailer because it is inadequate for the weight it would need to suppress in a sway situation. Look on youtube for how to handle sway should you experience it.
ken56 06/14/20 06:27am Travel Trailers
RE: TT Tires

Love my Endurance tires. I don't worry about a blow out when towing. Going into the 3rd year on the trailer and 10K miles. I know, not that many miles on them but we didn't use the trailer much last season.
ken56 06/13/20 06:11pm Travel Trailers
Renewal

I just renewed my roadside service contract and had to print out my ID card. No indication that a plastic card would be sent with a new membership package. Did I miss something?
ken56 06/13/20 06:04pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: I-40 from Asheville in route to Elkmont/GSMNP, road advice..

Coming into G'burg on 321 just go through town. The bypass is as far back through part of the town as it would be to just go throuh. Trucks do it so you can too. I would get in the inside lane and stay there all the way through town...not all that far. You could go back to the bypass and it would not be as congested but still busy but it would be faster for you.
ken56 06/11/20 07:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: Help with A/C freezing up ..

Worst case scenario is it has a refrigerant leak and it is low on refridgerant. These are sealed units and not serviceable. Best case is it's just the fan setting. The fan MUST be on high.
ken56 06/07/20 06:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: To buy or not to buy insurance?

600 a year for the trailer add on? Wow, thats steep. Mine runs about 200 a year. Hail, a tree branch falling on it, any damage would be covered when not towing and parked in the yard or storage. Shop around and even change your auto ploicy if you have to to get something reasonable.
ken56 06/05/20 01:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cades Cove

The exit you are thinking of is probably Strawberry Plains. its x395 iirc. imo, best access to CC is thru Townsend. Big Meadow CG if you are camping is like 5 miles from CC. Exit 398 is Strawberry Plains Pike and it is a good bypass to get around K'ville traffic. You need to turn left onto 168 and it will connect to 129 south of K'ville. Don't miss the turn onto 168 or you will end up in downtown K'ville.
ken56 06/04/20 04:17pm Roads and Routes
Replacing awning fabric

Just helped a friend replace the awning fabric on his electric awning. Took us about 3 hours but things went relatively well with a minor spring issue. It was my first time doing it and I learned it is not rocket science. Anyone who needs to do this don't be afraid to tackle it yourself but you do need 2 people to do it.
ken56 06/04/20 03:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Cades Cove

The only other way into Cades Cove without going through Pigeon Forge is through Maryville and then east on 321 to Townsend and straight through into the park. Go through K'ville to 129 (airport highway) its all good road though time of day determines how congested it is with traffic...but it's always busy.
ken56 06/02/20 06:48am Roads and Routes
RE: Camp grounds Knoxville TN

Come out to Dandridge. Look up Anchor Down RV park. The Ridge is another top end CG closer to Pigeon Forge.
ken56 05/29/20 09:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
No one's home.

Evidently the C2C website has not been maintained at all and members can not do anything but search destinations and park info. Reservations must be called into C2C. I was told everyone is working from home. You can't check points balances or view reservations. I haven't even tried the trip planner.
ken56 05/28/20 07:24am Coast to Coast
RE: You know you haven't played golf in a while when.......

Golf is why Scotch was invented.
ken56 05/26/20 04:51pm Around the Campfire
RE: Help with new travel trailer

Find the floor plan that will suit you and the kids. Go to the dealer and sit in it, wander about in it for 30 min. to an hour or more if you like. See if the layout works for you. Quality does vary even with all the models made in Indiana and without having to spend 75K and up they are all earthquakes on wheels when you pull them down the road. Things get loose so really it will come down to care and maintenance. I have a Keystone Laredo travel trailler, 37 feet, its a beast to pull and to find gas stations able to get in and out of, I have a gasser 2500, diesel is easier. The trailer itself is in my opinion good quality. We love it and it has been relatively problem free. I can keep it in my yard at my home so I am frequently out doing something on it even if its just checking for leaks, the no.1 enemy of an RV. Neglect will kill a trailer quicker than anything else. Bottom line in my opinion is find something that will accommodate your family and when inspecting a trailer look at fit and finish, look underneath at the suspension, look at the roof for any scratches across it. There is no guarantee for anything really. As stated the water heater, refrigerator, furnace all have their own manufacturer warranty that will be longer than the dealer first year stuff. I would say be vigilant but there is only so much that you can spot on the surface. Good luck.
ken56 05/22/20 06:50am Beginning RVing
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