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RE: Rank your RV issues

I had a floor failing on my 99 thor TT which I did a reconstruction. Last year I had some brake issues with my present Jayco that set me back a few $$$. Not direct RV related, but had nuisance issues with a rusting reciever hitch on my past Tacoma Mike
mdcamping 09/26/23 10:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Maine Coastal Campground Suggestions

Take a look into the Camden, rockport, rockland part of ME. Charming upscale seaport area with shops about. Hiking, kayaking in the area also. We stayed at Camden Hills State Park but there is plenty more choices to stay in the area. With in a day trip to Acadia. https://campgrounds.rvlife.com/regions/maine/camden Mike
mdcamping 09/26/23 10:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Montreal?

^^ https://campgrounds.rvlife.com/regions/quebec/st-mathieu-de-beloeil/camping-alouette-3989 when we stayed we took the ferry across the river to visit Montreal/Old Montreal as they have a large commuter lot for parking. If I remember correctly ferry leaves every hour. Campground has directions, worked out well for us. yeah traffic is heavy around Montreal, especially during commute hrs. As mentioned campground has easy in/out level FHU sites. Park was well maintained. Everything is urban so you will hear city noise, that said I remember the back part of the park somewhat quieter but don't expect to hear crickets. 2 days visit worked well for us Mike
mdcamping 06/27/23 08:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tire Advice

Hi, I recently had a blowout on my 2009 Skyline Layton 2970 TT (8,800 GVWR). Bought it used late last year, great shape, with Goodyears (including spare) on it that also looked in good shape and that I understand were about 3 yrs old. Tread-wise they have at least another year to them, and since I am on a bit of a budget, I could just put the current spare into use and get a new spare. However, even being Goodyears, with the blowout I'm not sure I trust the rest and would rather buy 4 new. I know how most feel about "china-bombs", but I am on a budget so can't go with the Maxxis or Sailuns everyone raves about. Plus I'm not convinced its as big of a problem as its made out to be (my old TT had Greenballs and then HiRuns, never had a blowout until the Goodyears). So anyway, I have narrowed it down to the following tires (ST225/75R15): Power King Towmax Vanguard - Load Index 117, Load Range E, Speed N Trailer King RST - Load Index 117, Load Range E, Speed M Gladiator QR25-TS - Load Index 117, Load Range E, Speed N Carlisle Radial Trail HD - Load Index 113, Load Range D, Speed M Now I know Carlisle is the only one of these brands that seems to be acceptable by many, and it is only about $10-15 more per tire than the others, but it does have lower load and speed specs than the others. The Carlisle specs are sufficient for my TT weight, but I am wondering if getting more load buffer with the 117/E tires might be better, despite those tires being held in less regard. Looking forward to opinions! Thanks! Welcome aboard! I always used the Goodyear Endurance tires. If you live close to central CT, Bolton Notch RV Storage does good service work on Rvs, maybe give them a call. I don't remember the brand but they also they do offer another cheaper tire that they have had good experience with if you want to save some money. Good luck Mike
mdcamping 06/04/23 06:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Jayco 23B?

I had a similar Jayco 2011 X20E hybrid. No issues with leaks or roof issues. That said.. I always checked the roof seams and bunk end seals, I would check/spot caulk 2 or 3 times per year. The bunk ends do seem to flex from usage and sometimes are a source for delamination. Just my experience Good Luck Mike
mdcamping 05/02/23 01:45pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Help making a decision on truck purchase.

I am thinking of buying a new truck to pull our winnebago micro Minnie 5th wheel. We currently have a 2006 gmc 2500 . I’d like to go with a smaller truck for gas mileage and was thinking of a Toyota Tundra or GMC 1500 4x4. While the trailer is fairly light and we’ve been told a 1500 can pull this trailer, I’d like to hear other opinions. Is there anyone who has any experience towing smaller 5th wheels with these trucks? . Gross Vehicle Weight is 7000 on the trailer. If you do ever come back to this thread, this is one option if you order a 4X4 F-150 with both the trailer tow PKG & heavy duty payload PKG should give you a payload around 2500#. I have no issues pulling my Jayco 24 RBS. (GTW is 7500# and scaled at 7000#) Mike
mdcamping 05/02/23 05:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Washing the exterior of our TT

I use the 303 RV Wash & Seal for my present aluminum sided trailer. Works very well Mike
mdcamping 04/30/23 01:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Springfield RV, Camping and Outdoor Show - 2/17-2/20

late reply.. yeah we made it this year, not much has changed. Always good to just get out for a cold february weekend. Mike
mdcamping 04/27/23 07:35am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Heater Specs on 2019 Palomino Puma XLE Lite 27RBQC

I am getting quite interested in a 2019 Palomino Puma XLE Lite 27RBQC that is available at a dealer. Since I will be using it in some late fall colder temps, I want to understand the heater capabilities. I can't find any BTU or other specs for this unit, other than "heater, automatic". What does it have? Thanks! With my past not very well insulated hybrid trailer we had some cold nights close to freezing. Not sure what type of camping you plan on doing but if your plugged into shore power just bring a small space heater to off set the propane heat. Noticed the propane had a lot less cycles. Mike
mdcamping 02/12/23 09:02am General RVing Issues
RE: 1st night camping in our yard, 2023.01.24

Thanks to all, and for the input. Didn't think about killing the grass, a very good point! Don't want to be THAT guy. We should have already gotten doormats. They are on the list now. Been web surfing for what I need to know and saw that a lot of them had large carpets, but didn't notice the environment they were in. TTYL The large carpets are light, dry out fast when wet and fold up easy for storage. As mentioned, I agree about the carpets and grass but I think they do come in handy when on sand, packed dirt or crushed stone. (crushed stone is tough on bare feet) Mike
mdcamping 01/27/23 07:42am Beginning RVing
RE: 1" to 3/8" thread adapter?

How about https://www.mcmaster.com Mike
mdcamping 01/26/23 05:52pm Tech Issues

Cavendish Campground on opposite side of PEI I had noticed had some large sites. Campground located in a touristy area but park it's self is not. Lots of scenic biking, walking trails. Mike
mdcamping 01/10/23 07:30am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Pet Peeves in RV Parks

^^ I agree, similar for us a few years ago a camping neighbor had a porch light on which was more like a flood light that burned through our canvas ends on our hybrid TT. I politely ask him to turn off the light, he was fine with the request.. problem easily solved. Respectful communication goes a long way We also try to find the better maintained RV parks/campgrounds that enforce their own rules/security, this helps reduce the risk of running into a negative experience. Mike
mdcamping 01/03/23 10:13am General RVing Issues
RE: its about time

I noticed Algonquin Provincial Park was reduced to a 7 day minimum Years ago I tried booking that place right at 9am when the window opened, tried for 3 days straight, could not reserve any available site . It seemed the locals have quicker keypad fingers than me... Later in the week I noticed a cancellation had showed up which I grabbed quickly. Beautiful park, NOT easy to book.. Mike Yes it is a beautiful park, at nearly 3,000 square miles its tha largest vehicle accessible park in Ontario, hopefully if you decide to visit it again you'll be able to get a site just a tiny bit easier, 7 am (park time) is the date change time, so have all your info entered by 6:58, and booking from a tuesday or wednesday in a busy park usually gets you the best odds as most people start vacations on fridays or saturdays. If you coming from a distance try one of the lesser known parks way up north,( whats an extra few hours on the road if your already driving 10 or more), they are just as beautiful but don't get as many of the weekend warriors from southern ontario, like myself a lot of folks won't do a 5 hour or more drive for a 2 or 3 day stay, and a lot of bookings occur on weekends for 2 to 3 days/nights. actually I think it was 7am, this was some years ago and I am getting forgetful. I had 3 reserve windowns open with all the info entered. When the "reservation system time" showed the correct time I clicked reserve on all 3 windows and still I lost the reservations, repeated the same the next 2 mornings, same result. I think this was also the week day. I Hope to be exploring the area again in the years to come :C Mike
mdcamping 01/01/23 07:57am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: its about time

I noticed Algonquin Provincial Park was reduced to a 7 day minimum Years ago I tried booking that place right at 9am when the window opened, tried for 3 days straight, could not reserve any available site . It seemed the locals have quicker keypad fingers than me... Later in the week I noticed a cancellation had showed up which I grabbed quickly. Beautiful park, NOT easy to book.. Mike
mdcamping 12/30/22 07:03am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Issues Posting to the Forums?

Windows 10, Google Chrome No troubles so far Mike
mdcamping 12/20/22 06:48am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Norcold fridge - clogged drain tube?

Put a cup to catch any water on the out side drain, then let it defrost completly on the inside. If you find no water in the cup then you probably have food/dust plugged in the drain hose. If you can find some compressed air to blow out the drain from the outside, this will usually work Good luck Mike
mdcamping 12/14/22 06:21am Tech Issues

I have never had an issue with a KOA. lately noticed lots of turnover on who ownes/runs parks. All boils down to finding a clean park with level sites, good utilities and enforced policies. Do your research :C Mike
mdcamping 11/29/22 07:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How much of rise on front of truck acceptable when hitched?

Equalizer WD hitches list on their setup instructions for a 50% to 100% return. But they also recommend following the TV ratings Mike
mdcamping 11/28/22 06:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Where to for Thanksgiving?

Tailer winterized and covered. Thanksgiving I will be watching some football. Going to change things up and do a ham and over the weekend I'll cook the turkey and do a turkey soup. Safe travels everyone and Happy Thanksgiving! Mike
mdcamping 11/22/22 07:04am General RVing Issues
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