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RE: Well won’t be going to the other site ever again...

HUMMM! looks like ATC to me I agree. Moved from General RVing. Thank you and apologies for choosing the wrong section.
redhooker 07/23/20 07:20am Around the Campfire
RE: Well won’t be going to the other site ever again...

I was not attempting to discuss the covid stuff here, but I could not understand the censorship on the site. I only quoted my post to show that I was obviously on topic. Nothing has affected our RV life like this virus it permeates every aspect of RVing right now. If any Mods want me to avoid a certain subject or side of an issue feel free to let me know and I will avoid it with vigor. Over there they mislead me as I discussed my other deleted posts and asked what I was doing wrong-afterwards I thought I was bending over backwards to stay on topic and still wandered into their crosshairs. If this subject matter is too controversial please feel free to delete this thread I was frustrated when I started it but upon reflection I realized I have no need to spend any time over there. They gave me a two week punishment but I contacted the site admin and requested my account deleted. I have not seen anything like that over here. We are longtime GS/CW members and I have read tons of criticism and complaints about them here and oftentimes CW has stepped in and resolved many of those issues. Everyone may not like CW but they do have the gumption to allow people to air their issues out in a public forum.
redhooker 07/23/20 05:19am Around the Campfire
Well won’t be going to the other site ever again...

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 30114416
redhooker 07/22/20 07:25pm General RVing Issues
Well won’t be going to the other site ever again...

On another RV forum they had a section for coronavirus. People posting some good info as well as a lot of misinformation about the virus parroted from the news and the internet. My family works in emergency medicine as well as primary care. I posted up several times respectfully offering other points of view as well as information about “surging” numbers. I also shared my lack of faith in cloth masks-and even stated we wear them for others piece of mind but I have no illusions of safety wearing one. Posts were always on topic or answering direct questions and if it did not agree with the ideology of a certain side of the political world they were deleted. Today I was banned for a week for posting this under the topic “Florida Covid Talk”: I was told this was “off topic” for Florida Covid Talk? That is out and out censorship and the mods have been doing it repeatedly. I requested to have my account deleted and will not visit their site again.
redhooker 07/22/20 07:25pm Around the Campfire
RE: assist for toy hauler rear door

I believe gorilla lift makes a floor mount assist system for retrofit. I believe they build the zero g system for Lippert/Moryde
redhooker 02/04/20 05:48pm Toy Haulers
RE: Sewer smell strong in trailer when dumping??

If equipped with washer hookups check that the drain is either capped or has water in the trap.
redhooker 01/23/20 11:33am General RVing Issues
RE: More campers than parks

We are x-full timers that now travel quite a bit. There are some very valid points being brought up here. And as former FTers I must admit the monthly long term rentals have ruined many parks. Parks that used to be beautiful places to visit have turned into dilapidated trailer parks with rotting trailers parked next to $500,000 diesel pushers. When we travel we refuse to stay at any park that has sheds, portable carport tents, or piles of junk at campsites. By voting with our money we support quality parks that cater to true vacationers. Plenty of people we speak to in our travels are starting to do the same. Also, I would like to mention in our state (Florida), the state parks only allow about half of the sites to be reserved. The rest are “walk up sites”. This allows you to still get spontaneous and take short trips without notice. If you arrive Monday through Thursday you are pretty much going to get a site at almost 100% of our state parks. I believe many other states do the same. We just call the office before we leave the house to confirm they have plenty of walk ups available. We have stayed at Gamble Rodgers, Bahia Honda, and many other “unobtainable” parks just like this.
redhooker 11/07/19 05:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone built a new ramp door?

I helped a friend tackle this recently. Could not use thicker wood on inside as the door would not close without spacing the hinges to accommodate the thicker door. Luan was used. Diamond plate aluminum was considered but he had no time to source a piece cut to fit. Outside skin was intact and reused, but one could also use a sheet of aluminum there as well if you have the ability or availability. Would be lighter and likely better all around. Good luck with the project!
redhooker 11/04/19 06:01pm Toy Haulers
RE: Ice cream?

We have had at least 12 RV fridges from Norcold and Dometic. In slides and not in slides. I have heard over the years many tall tales of “hard” ice cream. I have added fans outside and even took off the vent covers in efforts to get the freezer colder. We are in Florida. It’s hot here. Our ice cream has never been hard in any of our freezers. Yes we use fans in the fridge-keeps from freezing that stuff as we set all our fridges to COLDEST setting. Never met anyone that could keep ice cream truly cold down here either, unless they had a residential unit. It may just be a regional thing but no ice cream sandwiches here except from the local campground store if they have em. Also our ice freezes into a block in a few days if untouched.
redhooker 08/14/19 05:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I need a large 5th wheel but am I looking too large?

We full-timed for three years with two boys and a 50 pound dog. I will advise you on what we found worked for us, perhaps it can better prepare you for your journey. I would only consider a toy hauler, a bunkhouse would be my second choice. Toy haulers are unbeatable when it came to packing up large items quickly such as bikes, outdoor furniture, and other things full timers with kids accumulate. I would want a trailer in the 40 to 43 foot range. Triple axle, with at least 3 to 4000 pounds of cargo carrying capacity. A bath and a half would be fantastic, I don’t know that we would’ve needed 2 showers with only one hot water heater. Which brings up my next item, at least a 10 gallon water heater. With two bathrooms I would also like to mention that I would definitely prefer a single sewer outlet. I would want a East/West bed in a slide out, with the large front closet for full-time use. I would opt for no dinette. Maximum seating with the TV in a great position to watch. I would prefer the washer/dryer be somewhere other than the master bedroom. We were running clothes constantly at night and I preferred to not listen to the machine when I sleep. We live in Florida, so for full-time a residential fridge would be ideal. In the summer there is no RV freezer that will keep ice cream cold enough for our taste. The ice maker is also a blessing. You can modify the top bunk on a Happijac to (2) twin beds in a North/South configuration. Just build a new longer deck. Ependydad on the Forest River forum did the same thing. Alternatively, one can sleep in the loft. The important thing is to have designated sleeping spaces that do not need to be taken apart and put together on a daily basis. The toy hauler allowed us to put 2 dressers in the garage for the boys to keep their clothes in. This was actually a huge feature for us. Good luck on your search and I hope one or two of our suggestions might be of help.
redhooker 08/07/19 06:22pm Fifth-Wheels
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