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RE: New generator for new rv. Recommendations

You are going to need at least 2200 watt I have two of the 2000Hondas and they do every thing I need. BUT it is a pain to handle two of them, to parallel them. I went with the smaller ones because I can lift and carry them without much effort. Like your first responder said, we need to know your setup and usage. A 3500 would probably be ideal, but at over a hundred pounds one man handling becomes an issue. Come back and let us know your decision. We armchair observers have put a ton of thought and effort into this and we need the gratification that good closure gives us.
pitch 02/21/20 06:53am Beginning RVing
RE: Who is responsible for discounts?

"DO you have triple A,AARP or are you a veteran?" Practice saying that. How long did it take? was it a significant drain on your time? Did it hurt you physically for those words to come out of your mouth?No? Then why aren't your desk personnel trained to say those words to each and every customer? If offering discounts has such an effect on your bottom line that you don't mention them, perhaps you need to do away with discounts all together.
pitch 02/19/20 06:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Conduct a safety drill, have your passenger yell out SWAY!!

I don't need to practice. I manually use my brake controller as needed. It is not a static item. If I want to practice I just ignore my mirrors and let that 85mph Prevost with the two place carhauler blow past me. I get all the practice I need regaining control. Also as a direct response to the op,when it is raining and road grip is degraded, trailer towing 101 says to lighten up on your gain!
pitch 02/16/20 07:18am Towing
RE: Insurance Denying Claims

Eric&Lisa, your idea sucks, really sucks. You want to challenge every new poster as to their bona fides? I have been posting for 15 years,and with out a doubt this forum is filthy with armchair experts, weight police, RV DOT,rule makers, rule breakers,petty tyrants,and know it alls. Ten years ago,you could not keep up with the daily posts,now? Some threads go several days with out an exchange. Do we see the same questions over and over? Of course,none of us was born with an RV coming out of our butt. There is a learning curve,and we all learn at a different pace. Spend a day glancing thru responses and ask yourself, Why would a newby subject himself to "google is your friend" ,"one post and gone" "troll question" and even worse. The forum employs moderators to do just that. If you are a frustrated moderater wannabee, please start your own forum where you can be God!
pitch 02/16/20 07:11am General RVing Issues
RE: How stupid can people be

When I was a kid, car sliding was the thing to do. Every winter we would grab a hold of a big shiny chrome bumper and slide on. Most often you would catch a cinder by the time you hit ten MPH.and down you would go! My grandpa had an old Jeep that he would tow a toboggan,(sometimes two) laden with children from toddler to teen, across the fields. Yeah we took some tumbles but no one ever got hurt! As far as I know bumper sliding is standard fun in any snowy area!
pitch 02/09/20 06:17am Around the Campfire
RE: Where to park on 2 day travel from park to park

We use RV Parky. If you are going to stop at a rest area,(whether for the night or just a break), do not pull all the way forward in the parking stall. Place the rear of your rig in line with the rear of the surrounding trucks. You do not want trucker doing the cross legged jig, to whip into a vacant spot only to find a Jayco twenty feet in!
pitch 02/09/20 06:04am Beginning RVing
RE: Mice in my camper

I don't know if I am lucky or the things work, but I have never had a sign of a mouse. The small electronic pest repellers. My trailer is plugged in year round.
pitch 02/09/20 05:57am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Just a thought tonight

I also appreciate no politics. Unfortunately politics spills over into our lives. topic such as the future of national parks, 2nd amendment issues, public land discussions,enviromental concerns, etc,etc are part and parcel of our avocation and do need to be discussed.
pitch 02/08/20 07:17am Around the Campfire
RE: Class 3-8 market share

My brother and several other truck drivers I know do not like the narrow cabs the KW/Peterbuilt family uses.
pitch 02/08/20 07:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer hitch

I've never heard of such a device, and I cannot wrap my head around how it would work. You just need to learn how to back. I have hauled trailers and my RV sporadically for years. I was never really good at backing, (maybe make the first shot 60% of the time.) We just returned from a 96 day road trip. I can now put that trailer anyplace, including parallel parking. Left side passenger side, doesn't matter. Why? repetition and necessity.
pitch 02/07/20 06:41am Towing
RE: Camping in VT, NH, ME, NY Looking for suggestions

I suggest this to everyone asking that question: Do a Google search for `________ tourism' and put the city, state, area or whatever in the blank and read the experts suggestions. Yes, I have noticed that google is your go to answer for the last decade or so. Why? Are you just trying to be freakin condescending or you just love to be a @&^? You are not helpful or funny in the least! Forum boards are an exercise in the social arts. Discussion, transfer of ideas, just being friendly,like at the diner over a cup of coffee. If you do not feel like joining in this social interchange, then why do you bother answering at all?
pitch 02/01/20 08:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Time for new tires?

Run em as long as the tread is good. That's what I would do also. I run tires until I feel them start getting wonky during a heavy rain or can tell they are giving up in the snow. Never cared about date codes. If one wants to obsess themselves with date codes and internet forum foolishness / drama regarding them, they can have at it, enjoy. Then they can run out and buy new. One of the fellows at the tire shop will be more than happy to have the old ones and run them for another mess of miles, after you pay them for disposal. Yeah, what he said!
pitch 01/28/20 06:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Chevy 6.0L 15 Passenger van

Probably because he wasn't sure where it went. Why do you care?
pitch 01/25/20 07:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Turning your truck like a skid steer

Nor will you be mowing with your GMC. What is the purported advantage?
pitch 01/24/20 07:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Turning your truck like a skid steer

Why? In 60 years of driving I have never needed to "hurricane" turn. Why now, what is the purpose? I operated P-7 Amtrak in the Marines. We also had "Pivot" never used it.
pitch 01/22/20 07:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cash Vs. Finance

I would go with the loan. Rv dealers are like car dealers in that they receive a "kickback" dependent on the value of loans written. You may be able to save a couple hundred taking the loan over cash. I am not familiar with a prepayment penalty as they are illegal in my state of residence. When I bought my last vehicle I had to make 3 payments or the bank would remove the loan from the dealers portfolio.
pitch 01/03/20 09:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Better/safer to have only one w/d bar? Or none?

Just opinion,but I would think that none at all would be the way to go. I think that one would throw off your balance and unnaturally stress both the truck and trailer. For only 325 miles I would go bareback, stay on secondary roads and reduce my speed.
pitch 12/29/19 07:53am Towing
RE: Prescriptions while on the road?

Just make sure that you do the legwork before you go. Our local pharmacy ensured us that it would be no problem and that they would fax ourinfo to whatever Wal Mart we needed. Napa California. Six hours sitting in the parking lot waiting for the processes to coordinate. Security even chalked my tires to make sure I wasn't spending the nite. Once the Napa Wal Mart got everthing entered properly we had no problem.
pitch 12/22/19 09:53am Beginning RVing
RE: You don't need it.

Just got back from a 15 thousand mile trip from NY to Oregon South to California, Yellowstone Utah and Rt.66,ETC Not a hint of mechanical trouble either truck or trailer. I carried with me enough stuff to rebuild both. Didn't touch any of it. I did pull out the compressor to air up a neighbors tire. Before leaving I put a new serpentine belt on the Ram 1500 4 new 13" d rated tires and 4 new brake and a new house battery. We didn't need half the dishes the missus figured, I learned to love the sound of the truck running 3800 rpm pullin like a freight train. Tow Haul did an admirable job in controlling down hill speeds,used the service brakes very little. Didn't make a single reservation and never had a problem finding a place. Combination of Commercial RV parks State Parks forest and blm land. This ain't rocket science. Quit overthinking it, prepare your equipment and have a good time! I'm curious ... do you carry along such items as: 1. The special tool for easily changing the serpentine belt, in addition to a new spare belt? 2. A remote inspection scope so as to see in behind things? 3. A spare generator in addition to the main one? 4. A tire puncture repair kit? 5. A couple of tire inflation/sealer cans? 6. An extra refrigerator control board and igniter? 7. An extra water heater igniter? 8. A full power air compressor? 9. A full size shovel? 10. A 12-ton high reach hydraulic jack? 11. A spare water pump? 12. A spare toilet valve? 13. A heavy duty extension cord to extend the main RV power cable? 14. A complete spare sewage hose kit? 15. Three fresh water hoses? 16. A water hookup adjustable pressure regulator? 17. A bunch of interior fresh water system repair valves and tubing? 18. A satellite based rescue and communication device? The above is some of the just-in-case stuff we pack along in our 24 foot Class C motorhome ... mostly because we sometimes take our motorhome off highway into the boondocks. Serpentine belt tool,yes carried the old one for a spare Toilet valve/yes Water hose 2 tens and a 50 Yes to the pressure regulator Yes to the jack and shovel I use two Honda 2ks A 5 gallon 150psi 110 compressor A thirty amp 50' power cord A 50' 20 amp cord A 10 foot heat tape for the water hose I also carried the four used but still very serviceable brakes for the trailer and two spares. As far as driving at 3800 rpm, yes there was more than one hill that required 2nd gear,also a headwind through most of Nebraska that kept me in third gear. Level windless driving about 2200. I was just making the point that I learned not to pucker at running the hell out of the engine. Peak HP is at 3750. More than 3800 it just makes more noise.
pitch 12/19/19 02:37pm General RVing Issues
You don't need it.

Just got back from a 15 thousand mile trip from NY to Oregon South to California, Yellowstone Utah and Rt.66,ETC Not a hint of mechanical trouble either truck or trailer. I carried with me enough stuff to rebuild both. Didn't touch any of it. I did pull out the compressor to air up a neighbors tire. Before leaving I put a new serpentine belt on the Ram 1500 4 new 13" d rated tires and 4 new brake and a new house battery. We didn't need half the dishes the missus figured, I learned to love the sound of the truck running 3800 rpm pullin like a freight train. Tow Haul did an admirable job in controlling down hill speeds,used the service brakes very little. Did'nt make a single reservation and never had a problem finding a place. Combination of Commercial RV parks State Parks forest and blm land. This ain't rocket science. Quit overthinking it, prepare your equipment and have a good time!
pitch 12/08/19 04:48pm General RVing Issues
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