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RE: GM trucks outsell Ford first quarter !

The stimulus package will be a double edge sword, giving away money to even those that don't need it or deserve it won't teach responsibility. Excellent point. It will help some people. It will give others more money to hoard things they don't need. What ever happens, I think the world as we know it has changed forever. Or maybe those of us that have money will spend a little more on things like RV accessories or other goods that small businesses sell. Bringing the economy back as a "stimulus package" is intended to do.
schlep1967 04/03/20 06:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lighting suggestions for rv building

I don't plan on working in there just need some lighting for when backing in and when I need to get into the rv.. Get the cheapest outdoor flood lights you can find. LED’s are only energy saving when they’re on. All bulbs use the same amount of electricity when they’re off, ZERO. If the lights are only going to be on a few hours a year what does it really matter what kind of light is hanging there turned off? It does seem like many missed a lot of details in the original post. The pole barn is only 16 feet wide. Once the RV is inside there is only going to be about 4 feet on each side of it. Not a lot of room to be doing work.
schlep1967 04/02/20 06:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Lighting suggestions for rv building

LED Shop lights mounted on the back side (away from the door facing toward the back of the garage) of the "poles" that run down the side of the garage. No lights shining into your eyes while backing but where you are going is well lit.
schlep1967 04/01/20 07:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Trip Planning by mile

Easy way.... Google maps. 1. Right click on your location on the map and choose "Directions from here". 2. Right click on the map on whatever main route you intend to travel and select "Directions to here". 3. Look at the miles it says it is between the two locations. 4. Click the second location and drag it closer or further to get the miles or hours you want to travel.
schlep1967 03/27/20 06:39am Roads and Routes
RE: Insurance Recommendation?

Have all of your information ready when you call. And by all I mean Homeowners, auto, RV and any other insurances you pay. You will get much better prices by moving everything to one carrier. If you haven't done this in the last 5 years you may find enough savings to add the RV and still be paying less than you are now.
schlep1967 03/27/20 06:27am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Frog in fresh water holding tank!

Leave the cap off. If he's hungry he will leave. Dump some flour on the ground so you can tell if he made an exit.
schlep1967 03/26/20 11:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Pennsylvania State Park Closure

In SE PA opening day trout is the first Saturday in April so we camp every year. With being home so much right now we are itching to get out and were going to hit a state park this weekend but everything shut down. Guess we will keep our eye on them and call some private parks as well to see what is open when. Better check the Fish Commissions website. They cancelled the early season in southern PA. MODERATOR'S EDIT: Per the site Admin's request, I am closing all COVID-19 threads and directing future comments to one thread in Around the Campfire: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS
schlep1967 03/23/20 09:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Is a tandem axle cargo trailer worth the extra $ over single

Buy the tandem. Why? If you buy the single axle and you get to where your craft business either grows (not enough capacity on the single axle) or fails (no longer need a trailer or can find another use for the trailer), you will either have to buy a tandem axle to match the growth or you have a more limited number of uses other than lightweight crafts. Not to mention a better resale value on the tandem trailer.
schlep1967 03/23/20 09:51am Towing
RE: Water damage under shower.

If water isn't coming from that area anytime the supply side is pressurized, it is the drain side. You will have to check the drainage pipes and all connections. Don't forget to examine the traps closely. If they didn't get antifreeze in them they could have cracked.
schlep1967 03/23/20 09:37am Travel Trailers
Pennsylvania State Park Closure

Received in an email from PA State Parks/Reserve America.. Important Park Updates: Pennsylvania State Parks Facilities will be closed for 14 days effective Tuesday, March 17 to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As part of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts, all buildings at the parks, including park offices and restrooms, will be closed, and all events and public educational programs will be canceled. All overnight and day use rental facilities will also be closed. The public will still be able to access trails, lakes, rivers, forests, roads, and parking areas for passive and dispersed recreation, such as hiking. While these park facilities are closed, state park rangers and park managers will continue to work to ensure security and that public safety is protected. As an additional service, reservations with an arrival date in April 2020 may, if they chose, transfer or cancel their reservation with no penalty. We encourage guest to cancel online if they made their reservation online. We will go in and do a second adjustment to refund the cancellation and transaction fees within three to five business days. If you booked through the call center, please call 888-PA-PARKS, Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. All transfers must go through the call center.
schlep1967 03/20/20 01:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anyone lose a set of keys

Just an FYI, If there are any of those shopper cards on the key ring, the store they are for can likely find an address, email or phone number to get them back to the owner.
schlep1967 03/12/20 08:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Staunton Va to Elkins WV

Really not many options without adding a lot of miles. If you are really worried about the twisty roads your only real option would be 64 to 219. Adding about 100 miles.
schlep1967 03/10/20 09:58am Roads and Routes
RE: Where's the bypass for the water heater?

Google "rv water heater bypass diagram" and look at the pictures. As for the freshwater drain, look underneath the trailer directly below your water fill point. The drain valve may be on the other side of the trailer but it should be around that point in the trailer.
schlep1967 03/10/20 07:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone canceling trips due to Corona virus?

Why do you think you are going to get it? there are over 334 million people in the US. What makes you so sure that you will be part of the .0001 percent that will get it???? And over 80% of the ones that do get it recover with out any medical treatment. Man don't panic. Stop watching CNN. live your life. You are in no more danger than you were in DecemberThere are already more than .0001 percent that have it (do the math). What's reported in the US is way UNDER-reported. This thing has been in the wild for weeks while the ostriches still had their heads stuck in the sand. When exposure goes to 50% and 3.4% of those will die, will that get your attention? Having said that, I'm living my life (but I'm staying away from large crowds and washing my hands a lot more). You are correct on the under reporting but, what is under reported are the number of cases. Not the number of deaths. Once somebody gets critical from flue like symptoms they will request the test for the Corona virus. If people have mild flue like symptom they do not get one of the limited numbers of tests and it is assumed to be the regular flu. Hence the inflated 3.4% death rate. As this goes on and testing becomes more available, that death rate will drop drastically.
schlep1967 03/09/20 09:15am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: water in compartment

Dry the whole area completely. Towel it out and then blow a fan in there. After a minute or so dust some baby powder into the area. You should be able to tell where it gets wet. This site needs little emoje's so people can give answers like this a thumbs up. I like simple low tech cheap techniques.
schlep1967 03/06/20 12:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: water in compartment

Dry the whole area completely. Towel it out and then blow a fan in there. After a minute or so dust some baby powder into the area. You should be able to tell where it gets wet.
schlep1967 03/06/20 08:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thoughts on the 'need' factor of a main line surge protector

My opinion ... If you full time or go out for months at a time, it's a good idea to have one. If you camp several weekends a year for fun, read your insurance policy or call your agent and ask what is covered in the event of a surge or low voltage situation. If it is covered in those situations and missing a few camping trips won't severely disrupt your life, compare the cost of the protector to the cost of your deductible. Then decide what you want to do. Keep in mind you may have to pay the deductible more than once if you are unlucky enough to have problems multiple times.
schlep1967 03/04/20 10:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Toilet clog

Thinking about it more, at this point your best bet might be to hire the guy that empties septic tanks or porta-potties/job johnies to pump it out through the toilet. Then you can open things up from the bottom to see the problem without getting a bath.
schlep1967 03/03/20 10:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Toilet clog

You could find a sacrificial shop vac and work at it from the top. Dumping it will not be pleasant but you can reduce the amount of waste you will have to deal with if you have to remove the valve without being able to open it and dump the contents. You may even be able to relieve the pressure enough that you would be able to open the valve.
schlep1967 03/03/20 09:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Gooseneck or 5th wheel

I wouldn't make a decision either way until you pick out the 5th wheel you are buying. Some 5th wheel frame manufacturers will void the warranty with the use of gooseneck adapters. The reason for voiding the warranty is their frame is not strong enough. I would not buy a 5th wheel trailer from a manufacturer that voids the warranty for goose neck towing for obvious reason. That's good to hear, but ... my reply was in response to the original posters question asking which hitch he should get. What trailer YOU would buy has no bearing on what trailer he may buy. But what trailer he does buy may have some effect on what hitch he needs to buy.
schlep1967 02/27/20 09:11am Fifth-Wheels
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