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RE: Back hurting from bed in travel trailer - need advice please

Soft memory foam is cheaper than firm memory foam, so most of the memory foam mattresses and toppers being sold are the soft ones (and they often don't specify their density). The higher the pounds per cubic foot, the firmer the foam. Look for 5 or more lb/cu.ft. density. 6" or so should be plenty IMO. If you get a firm memory foam and it doesn't feel quite plush enough, add just an inch of less dense foam on top of it. Or, get a Froli system and top it with maybe 4" of memory foam. The Froli springs connect together for variable sizes and configurations, and can be set for the desired firmness. And added benefit will be the way they hold the foam (or whatever mattress material you put on top of them) up from the platform and give you the ventilation you want for mold prevention. Kill 2 birds with 1 stone. But I recommend that you immediately start some Kegel exercises. You can lie down flat on the floor on your back, then thrust your pelvis to push the small of your lower back down toward the floor... keep breathing, and hold for as long as you feel you can. Let up, relax, wait a minute, and repeat. Do this about 3-4 times each day for 1 week, and see if your back pain lessens or goes away. See, the most common cause of lower back pain onset is the abdominal muscles becoming too weak to hold the back in proper position. The Kegels strengthen those muscles. This might at least tide you over until you decide what change you're going to make to your bed. My home mattress is a Select Comfort (the sleep number mattress without the digital readout) with 3" of memory foam on top. When camping, I have 2" of 'Tulsafoam' (quite firm stuff, but Superfoam is even firmer) topped with 4" of memory foam.
rexlion 09/13/19 08:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roll over

Ouch! I wonder what kind of anti-sway device was used, if any. Do you know?
rexlion 09/09/19 04:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Terrible Trucks

It would be so much more sensible to tow a MyPod with a used Jetta diesel or Chevy Cobalt. ;)
rexlion 09/07/19 04:24pm Beginning RVing
RE: smaller pull behind - single axle VS tandem axle ??

I like single axles, because when I had tandem axle trailers I had a lot more nail and screw punctures... always in the back tires. But in an 18'-20' trailer I doubt you'll have enough cargo (weight) carrying capacity with a single axle. Simply filling the water tank might just about put you up to the max. My last couple trailers have been 16'-17' overall. Plus, with a single axle on a 19' or 20'you run the risk of dragging the rear when you go through low spots or up angles (like turning uphill into a gas station or something).
rexlion 09/07/19 04:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Winter in Northern OK

Around Tulsa a fairly typical winter day might be a high around 40 and a low in the mid 20s. But plenty of non-typical days occur, too, on both sides of that. So there are some cold spells and some warm spells. We haven't been getting enough snow or ice lately to matter; occasionally an inch or three; but I can recall years when we'd get 16" in a week or a big ice storm. NW OK and the panhandle is higher elevation and notably colder; you don't want to go there, for sure. Maybe look at things about 300 miles farther south, in Texas or New Mexico, in low elevations. Like someone said, check weather sites like weather.com or wunderground.com for seasonal averages/highs/lows through the winter months.
rexlion 09/05/19 10:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sometime we win...National Forests and Wildlife Refuge

Clear cutting is not only unsightly, it has adverse effects on wildlife including game animals like deer and elk and also results in degradation of fisheries. True, but I can't tell from the linked article whether clear cutting was the intended logging method. Thinning the trees by taking out some of a certain size is another common practice.
rexlion 09/04/19 09:43pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: RV'ing 100 Years Ago

Comfy looking camp chairs.
rexlion 09/03/19 03:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: I-70 through Colorado

Well it is interstate so the passes are about as good as they get. Vail pass is a slog but certainly doable without any issues. Next is Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnels same as Vail, slog up and even more down to Georgetown but relatively easy. A couple shorter uphills after Idaho Springs then the descent down into Denver. Nothing wrong with 15 down to 70 but you could save a lot of miles and time Taking US6 from Spanish Fork to Green River. I think it is along the lines of half the miles and a couple less hours of time. The road is good I personally would not consider it any drama but I guess that is really in the eye of the beholder. However if you do go that way you will miss driving across the San Rafeal Swell which is awesome scenery but if you really wanted to see that you could still take 6 to Price than 10 down to 70 and still save a lot of miles and time +1, that stretch of US-6 is a piece of cake, and pleasant scenery. The Swell is sort of visually interesting but IMO it doesn't even come close to rivaling much of the other sandstone scenery in Utah.
rexlion 09/03/19 03:34pm Roads and Routes
RE: For all the "can i tow it with my xxxxx?" questions

But the back end of the car isn't squatting too much, so he must be okay....
rexlion 08/31/19 08:08pm Beginning RVing
RE: OK --- Guilty!

Always add some water back into the black tank, it should NEVER be left empty. Never say NEVER. Because, in wintertime, freezing temps..... ;)
rexlion 08/26/19 05:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: site problem

I stopped using the RV.net portal and started using the goodsam portal because of those issues. Now I'm getting them occasionally on the goodsam portal too. Usually just hangs up when I try to log in. Once I refresh the page it shows I am logged in so not that big of a deal but there are much better servers for next to nothing to rent to satisfy the members but I guess that isn't going to happen.Yeah, I went back to rv net portal after goodsam portal started the same stuff, and so far so good.
rexlion 08/25/19 12:55pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Nissan Pathfinder (2017-2019)

I tow a cargo trailer daily for work in the 2000-3000 lb range (varies through the day). I'm kind of interested in the Pathfinder, too. I asked my mechanic (one I really trust, surprisingly honest and thorough) about it and he said they'd be fine for my type of towing usage. He did recommend 2017 and newer, though; the earlier Pathfinder CVTs had some issues but he feels Nissan has cleared them up. That said, I would not want to tow more than about 4500 lbs gross trailer weight or longer than about 22'-24' (with sway control). It's a short wheelbase vehicle and a non-turbo V6... gotta be realistic. I'm not sure what the new RWD version Explorer will be rated for towing, but you might look at it for comparision. But if you want a longer or heavier trailer, the long wheelbase of the pickup will provide safer handling.
rexlion 08/24/19 11:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Yet another "Is this generator a good one" thread

I believe the Honda 2200i claims to be "as low as" 48 dB. The Sam's page claims the Sportsman is "less than 53 dB". The Predator 2000 is claimed to be 65dB. Considering the LP option on the Sportsman, that's quite a price. Paralleling with a Honda doesn't sound like something I'd ever try, though.
rexlion 08/24/19 11:32am Tech Issues
RE: Revenge is mine, says the buffalo herd...

All they have to do is turn it into their regular auto insurance policy provider. They'll have to pay the deductible, but that's all. Maybe. Not all policies are the same. Coverage does not always follow to a renal car. It also doesn't always cover the "extras" that some rental companies will make you pay for such as lost revenue on the vehicle.Honestly, I've never heard of an auto policy with comp & collision coverage that did not extend to a rental. I've asked a couple of insurance agents in the past and they affirmed this.
rexlion 08/24/19 11:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Revenge is mine, says the buffalo herd...

All they have to do is turn it into their regular auto insurance policy provider. They'll have to pay the deductible, but that's all.
rexlion 08/22/19 10:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: SUV for Towing

I put 140,000 towing miles on a 2008 Highlander. I was towing 16' and 17' trailers for work and for recreation, with trailer weights between 2200 and 3500 lbs. It did well at 60-62 mph max speed in 4th gear (out of 5); on long grades I'd shift to 3rd and run mostly about 40-50 mph depending on the steepness. Stability was good (I kept 10%-15% of trailer weight on the tongue). By the time the odometer had 185,000 the transmission light was coming on when traveling those steep grades, and I thought about adding another tranny cooler but in the end I sold it and got a used Lexus GX470. Keep in mind that the 3.5L V6 will do best with smaller frontal area trailers. My largest frontal area trailer was 7.5' wide by about 100" high. There are some people on the Escape Trailer forum who tow 19' and even 21' Escapes (molded fiberglass made in BC) with newer Highlanders. I personally feel like 21' is pushing it a bit; one would definitely want an anti-sway hitch!
rexlion 08/18/19 01:54pm Beginning RVing
RE: Portable Solar Smoking

And here I thought this would be about how to smoke meat using a solar powered smoker........
rexlion 08/08/19 08:53pm Tech Issues
RE: About to buy a TT, so confused, could use some help.

OP, I sure hope you took a pass on that purchase. It would be like grafting a 6' long tail onto a beagle. Watch the tail wag the dog!
rexlion 08/07/19 09:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone tow with a Honda Pilot?

You should be fine. Get the AWD for sure, though. With FWD only the front tires will wear a lot faster than you'll like, based on my past experience.
rexlion 08/07/19 09:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Another Rear End Accident Story

You might have to make sure the loss of use amount is included in your claim to the other driver's insurance company. If they do not agree to include this amount, that's when a lawyer can really come in handy, if nothing more than to write a letter to them showing you're serious. But lawyer hours can add up quickly, killing any advantage to using one, if you need much more than a letter. Since you're working it through your own insurance, hopefully they will amenable and diligent about getting this amount covered for you. BTW, a lot of lawyers will do a free, short little consultation, especially if they know that all you need is 2 minutes' worth of advice. Really sorry this messed up your trip. But very glad you are ok healthwise.
rexlion 08/05/19 02:51pm General RVing Issues
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