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Bathroom Fan Upgrade

The puny fan in our bathroom vent died on our last trip. 75% of our camping is at the local beach with zero shade so we run the bathroom fan 24/7 while there. We also have a maxair or fantastic fan in the living room. It’s one of the reversible ones on a thermostat. It works well but the opening mechanism broke so I have to replace the mechanism. Both fans have the smaller maxair vent covers on them. What fan should I use to replace the bathroom fan? I’m looking for an easy install and the vortex seems to be an easy replacement with a few screws. Obviously we are used to the loud puny fan dining 24/7 but how does the vortex II compare to that when running on low or high? Are the max or fantastic fans as easy to put up as the vortex? Any other ideas? Also, we only have a dual bulb light fixture in the bathroom. Someone had suggested running a led light strip above the fan to help brighten the room and you’d be able to tap into the 12v wiring there.
longislandcamper 09/26/23 07:12pm General RVing Issues
Moth Balls Melt Solo Cup

We’ve been putting loose moth balls in solo cups and leaving them around the camper when we winterize. Never had any kind of issues in the spring once we dewinterized. This last winter was different. The moth balls actually made the bottom of the solo cups disintegrate. It’s as if they melted. Any idea why? I just don’t want the same thing to happen this winter so Im trying to research it before buying anything this time around.
longislandcamper 09/14/23 01:45pm General RVing Issues
Proper Power Receptacle For Home?

We always kept the TT in storage but now keep it in our side yard. We use the 30a to15a dogbone but we will be having the proper receptacle put in place so we don’t have to bother with extension cords and adapters anymore. We currently have a 30a TT but will be upgrading to a larger one when the kids are out of daycare, but that’s still like 4 years away. Our electrician is a camper so I’m confident in his work but I don’t want to bother him until we are ready for the work. Let’s say we wanted to have a 30a and a 50a receptacle installed. We would use the 30 now and the 50 when we finally upgrade down the road. Would we need a dedicated 50a line AND a dedicated 30a line run to their respective receptacles by the camper? Or would we only need one dedicated 50a line and then they’d splice the line behind the receptacles to feed the 50a and the 30a receptacles? We wouldn’t be using the 50a and the 30a at the same time. We do have a 50a to 30a dogbone just in case the 30a receptacle at the campground is down.
longislandcamper 08/26/23 06:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Power Cord FIRE!!!

I've found that the combo of a 30A RV cord, 30A to 15A adapter and extension cord is a BAD combination. many of the 30A/15A adapters have very weak contacts on the 30A side which will loose tension against the 30A blades pretty easy. = overheating= weaker contacts= trouble. And the heat affects not only the adapter, but the nice copper high heat conductivity to the 30A plug assy. Not a good combo. If I'm going from a 30A plug to extension cord I use one of the short "dogbones" that has a real 30A receptical on one end and a stout 15A blade on the other end with about 12" of wire in between We used a dogbane for the past 12 years and I finally bought a new one last month. The new one was working fine and we just got back from a trip last weekend and I could t find the brand new dogbone and I already got rid of the really old one. I ended up using a hockey puck one and my replacement arrived today. I still have no idea where that month old one went. :-( As I said, I fully intend on just bypassing the adapters and plugging right into a 30a receptacle at the house in the coming months. No need for adapters and no need to drag my 250lb genny across the lawn just to power the AC while we are cleaning and setting the camper up.
longislandcamper 08/26/23 06:04pm General RVing Issues
RV Power Cord FIRE!!!

A while back I noticed that the actual black cord had detached from the plug on our 30a cord. There was about a 1/2” gap were you could see the actual white, black and green wires. Been meaning to replace the cord but never got around to it. Anyway, camper is on the side of our house and plugged in using a 30a to 15a adapter to an extension cord. The fridge was on electric and perhaps 2 or 3 lights were on in the camper, but they are all led’s. I was sitting at the kitchen table yesterday morning and it was raining. All of a sudden I noticed some white smoke coming from the side yard. I ran to a window over there but didn’t see any more smoke. I ran to another window and was assuming the neighbor was power washing his fence but when I got to the second window I saw the rv cord with a small flame, almost like a fuse or sparkler burning. At this point I ran outside and pulled the extension cord from the house and then checked out the camper. By then all the smoke, flames and sparks had subsided but the smell was in the air. The extension cord, adapter and the plug for the camper cord were still connected but there were no visible signs of any wires inside the camper plug. I looked at the camper cord and the end was melted and again, I didn’t see any wires. Later in the day I noticed some gfi outlets in my house and tripped, but they are on the other side of the house so I don’t believe they were on the same circuit. My wife was out at the time so I had her stop to the local rv dealer for a new cord and I had everything replaced about 5 hours after the initial incident. All seems well now. I’m glad I was home at the time because who know what would have happened if I didn’t unplug it. We’ve only been keeping the camper at the house instead of a storage yard since December. Having a dedicated 30a receptacle installed is in the works.
longislandcamper 08/26/23 04:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Northeast Family Campground Suggestions

One spot you might like is Point Lookout State Park in Scotland, MD. Great park! Another Maryland state park is Elk Neck State Park in North East MD. Both within your driving limits. They look great but both say they are basically closed for 2024 due to renovations.
longislandcamper 08/25/23 12:09pm General RVing Issues
Northeast Family Campground Suggestions

We've got a few TT's in our camping circle and I've loved camping with my niece and nephews through the years. They were all very close in age and are now 12-16 so the past few years were what I would consider the golden years of family camping. We've been to Normandy Farms, Lake George RV Park and Yogi Bear Lazy River in Gardner NY to name a few. We've loved each of these the various time we've visited. Lots of activities and fun for the kids and you really don't have to venture out of the campground if you don't want to. With that said, we currently have a 3 year old son and a 1 year old daughter. We just returned from a week stay at Normandy Farms for our first big family camping trip. I knew going into the trip that the campground activities were limited for them so we planned some area outings during the week to keep them busy. One day we spent at Bass Pro, one day we went to a childrens museum, one day we went to the Newport Mansions and another day we visited a different childrens museum. We planned those outings around the few campground activities they could participate in and the entire week went really well. We are currently looking into family campgrounds for the next few years. We live on Long Island and are looking at a max distance of about 4-5 hours from NYC in any direction. Water, electric and sewer are a must. There doesn't have to be tons of activities at the campground since our kids are still too young for most things, but we are interested in activities outside the campground. Those outside activities don't have to all be for the kids, but they do have to be things we can take the kids along with us. As I mentioned, we did tour the Newport Mansions with them so things like that are ok too.
longislandcamper 08/23/23 10:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping With Toddlers

Thanks guys. Our concern with being off the floor is that he’s an active sleeper and is all over his crib during the night. We still haven’t converted his crib to a bed but I guess we’ll have to donor soon anyway.
longislandcamper 03/13/23 06:49pm General RVing Issues
Camping With Toddlers

I bought a 26' rear living trailer from my parents a few months ago. While it's a great camper for a couple, it's a bit of a challenge for a family such as mine. We used it once last summer when our son was 2 and he slept in a pack a play. We now have a baby girl and aren't quite sure how to handle the sleeping arrangements. Naturally, our girl will be in the pack and play as she'll be about 1 by the time we go again. Our son will be 3 but still too young for the fold out couch or dinette. I was wondering if we should get him a sleeping bag with a possible air mattress underneath or perhaps a cot. He does sleep in a cot at his day care. We'll probably have to remove the couch and put both kids to sleep where the coach was or remove one of the rear seats and put one kid there and one kid in the middle of the floor. We're open to either scenario. I even looked at getting rid of the couch and getting one of those modular kid sofa things like this. Kids couch Any thoughts?
longislandcamper 03/13/23 12:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Campgrounds Near Rehoboth Beach

Thanks everyone. Can anyone vouch for any of campgrounds listed?
longislandcamper 01/27/23 01:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RV Campgrounds Near Rehoboth Beach

We are on Long Island but my Dad is moving near Rehoboth Beach in the coming months. We are looking for suggestions on full hookup sites in the area. I have 2.5 year old and a 9 month old and my brother has two boys in high school. Having activities at the campground aren’t all that important since we’d really be going down to see our Dad, but some activities in and around the area would be cool. Are any of them open year round or are we limited to spring through fall? For what it’s worth, he’s actually moving to Millsboro. Thanks!
longislandcamper 01/27/23 07:25am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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