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All this time on our hands

In light of all the time we have with this lockdown we should all: Have the cleanest home we have had in years The cleanest and shiniest RV we have had in a long time. The best landscaping and lawn in like ...never. The cleanest cars/trucks in a very long time. a completed 'hunny-do list. and if one gets bored enough you can always change the air in your tires to 'summer' air from the old and stale 'winter' air.
ken56 04/05/20 09:14pm Around the Campfire
RE: We're using the TT's fridge as a "semi-lifeboat"

We consider ours a place of refuge too. Parked in the yard next to the house plugged in and ready. As others said, its a guest house, its extra 'frige and freezer space, and a nice quiet place to take a nap when the wife thinks Im working hard in the yard.
ken56 04/05/20 05:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Roof coatings.

I went with the RV Armor. Waiting to schedule the work and cooperative weather.
ken56 04/04/20 04:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Soft spots in floors

Located just to the left of the entry door. My kitchen is in a slide immediately left of the entry, 2 refers, stove and sink in an island. I have spent the whole day today looking and inspecting and maybe have found the culpret. My docking station is at the right rear corner of the rig and I took apart the coverings to the back side of it. Hooked up the hose to dewinterize and guess what, the floor got wet inside by a little but steady leak. When under pressure the inside connection forms a little drip and of course if hooked up for weeks at a time that little leak is going to seap into a lot of places. I think this one is one me for not catching it. Someone else posted on here about that connection coming lose over time. Unless I am going to be willing to pay out of pocket for a repair I may just live with it for now. It's just an annoyance at this point to me every time I step on it. Anyway, I fixed the leak and am watching it now for any more leakage. Washed it top to bottom today and the wax job is tomorrow.
ken56 04/04/20 03:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Soft spots in floors

I am aware of that. I have been going over the sealant of every place that has it, so far it's been sound. I'm looking real closely and going over literally every inch of any sealant. My suspicions are the awning attachment points but that has been nearly impossible to inspect without having to take it loose and just redoing it.
ken56 04/04/20 05:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Stimulus Check , what are you going to do with yours ?

Maybe a new M1A or Mini30
ken56 04/03/20 06:35pm General RVing Issues
Soft spots in floors

I have read on here before that some people were experiencing soft spots in their floor on some Keystone models. I have a '17 Laredo that has developed a soft spot in the floor and having just had the roof inspected by a dealer they say there are no leaks they can find. I trust this dealer, they are small town and family owned and very customer oriented. Has anyone contacted Keystone for their issue and did you get any satisfaction on it? Mine is not like I am going to put my foot through the floor but it is noticeably soft. It is the foam core sandwich type floor. Any insight on this?
ken56 04/03/20 06:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Roof coatings.

Tangled with a tree branch and only small minor scraps and tears in the TPO, roof decking is still sound and no rot. So far the consensus is it's a good coating.
ken56 03/29/20 01:16pm Tech Issues
Roof coatings.

Anyone familiar with RV Armor, Flex Armor Gaco or other liquid roof coating? I suffered some damage to my roof and am being told I need a whole new roof. It's only 4 years old but I understand a dealer service shop needs to cover their butts if they are going to guarantee a new repair installation. Is the liquid roof stuff a good option? It's almost half the cost of a new TPO or EDPM membrane. Any insight here?
ken56 03/28/20 07:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Tims Ford SP to St. Louis, via Vogel SP

Understand that there are 2 separate campgrounds and they are about 10 miles apart. The main campground is at the Tims Ford State park that has the golf course and visitor center, Fairview campground consists of the CG and a boat ramp basically. We also prefer Fairview because we have a 37 ft. trailer and the sites there are large and well spaced. The sites on the inside of the loop are full hookup, all the others are not. We prefer site 60 or 70.
ken56 03/21/20 04:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Orleans LA

Ponchartrain landing is a good park with large spacious sites and has a shuttle into the French Quarter for about 10 bucks a person. It was quiet and has a pleasent atmosphere with a restaurant/lounge on site too. We liked it and would stay there again. We are Coast to Coast member and have also stayed at Abita Springs RV resort also and found it to be nice although a bit dated. Sites are adequately spacious and club house and pool to use in season. Abita Springs is an adorable little town too.
ken56 03/05/20 07:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Preparing for isolation to avoid contact with Corona virus

We have also stocked the pantry with canned goods and dry goods and have many cases of water on hand.
ken56 03/02/20 10:48am Around the Campfire
RE: Homeless people coming to your favorite campground!

Full time RV living is not "homeless". You need an address aka domicile to register vehicles and to maintain a drivers license and mail and voting etc. The RV is your home and it's registered to a legal address somewhere.
ken56 02/21/20 08:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: When giving restaurant (or other venues) suggestions

On here we share opinions about equipment from hitches to suspension upgrades to anything RV related so why not restaurants too? Some people let their emotions do the writing at times and some give objective opinions...but the word here is OPINION. I like to read what others have to say about a place but I don't put too much weight on any of it. Trip Advisor is a good place to refer to also and I do but again I do not base any decision solely on any posters opinion. If I go and its garbage then thats my fault for believing a certain post or not.
ken56 02/21/20 01:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Advice on Campgrounds

Memphis- Tom Sawyers in West memphis Arkansas on the river. I have never stayed tere but others have spoken highly of it. Nashville- Yogi Bear Jellystne Two Rivers The KOA all are on Music Valley Drive and not too far out of the city center. Gatlinburg- That depends on if you want in or near G'burg or if Pigeon Forge is acceptble or even Seviervile. There are so many choices here. For G'burg they are all located east of town on 321 and most are acceptable with some nicer than others. Look them up. Pigeon Forge I can say The Ridge is new and very nice but high priced being a mile north of Dollywood. Pine Mountain is a little way off the parkway and nice. River Plantation is nice also.
ken56 02/19/20 08:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Just repllaced TV tires

Of course they were the 10 ply E1 load rating they went on a 2500HD GMC. I have yet to tow the trailer with them but I have had Defenders before on my 1500 before I upgraded both truck and trailer but I am confident they will be quite stable while towing. I never had a compliant with the Firestones sidewall stability either so I am not trash talking them, I just like the Defenders better for the better traction and stopping grip. Just my opinion but reading testimonials like this may help out some people in deciding.
ken56 02/14/20 01:42pm General RVing Issues
Just repllaced TV tires

Just put a new set of Michelin Defenders on the TV. They replaced a set of Firestone TransForce. The problem I had with the Firestones was they would break traction on wet surfaces even when new. They had 48000 mi. on them so no complaint on the wear or never had a flat with them. The compound was just too hard and they lacked sufficient siping. Coming home turning the corner to my neighborhood my truck always broke traction with the Firestones so I gunned the gas pedal and the Michelins did not break traction one bit. I also noticed on the 40 mile trip home the gas mileage went up about 1 MPG. I am very impressed with the Michelins. You get what you pay for I guess is the moral of this story.
ken56 02/14/20 08:09am General RVing Issues
RE: What kind of RPM's do you get? What about MPG?

Biggest factor in towing is wind resistance AKA drag. The faster you go the higher the resistance the less gas mileage. I drive at 65 MPH normallly and I have a 2500HD GMC and tow a 10K travel trailer and my normal flat ground rpm is 2200ish. Uphill grades I jump to 3700 and can hit 4800 depending on steepness and dealing with momentum stealers in traffic in which I've hit 5500 at times to make up for the loss of momentum. Normal MPG is 9.5 towing. I take secondary roads mostly when I can and because of the lower speed and less drag and in spite of the stop and go I get 10 to 11 MPG. We prefer the slower pace and going through the small towns and making stops when we want over the Nascar drivers on the expressways and waiting for rest areas.
ken56 02/09/20 06:11am Towing
RE: Nashville with kids?

It's not unfriendly meaning nothing offensive but at their ages there is not much for them. There is the Hermitage Museum which is Andrew Jackson's home that is very interresting but again a 6 year old might find the exhibits kind of cool but would the house tour put him to sleep? Downtown is restaurants and honky tonks and a few museums like Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison and there is the Musicians Hall of Fame and things like that.
ken56 02/06/20 05:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2020 North Carolina Camping Destinations

Grapefull Sisters Vineyard and Carrollwoods RV park in Tabor City NC. Easy drive to Myrtle beach and Wilmington and close to Calabash and great fresh seafood. One of our favorites.
ken56 02/03/20 05:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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