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RE: Travel Trailer Advice

No trailer suggestions but some advice, length has nothing to do with your towing vehicle. At least until you hit the max combined length your state allows. You need to worry about weight your vehicle can tow and weight your vehicle can carry (tongue weight). There will be cases where, due to axle placement on the trailer, a longer/heavier trailer can have a lower tongue weight than a shorter trailer with the axles towards the rear of the trailer.
schlep1967 02/21/20 10:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Windsheld Wipers

Rain-X washer fluid and whatever blade you want to buy. With the rain-x washer fluid you can run down the highway in a heavy rain without any wipers running. Now that would be interesting. I have used just rain x and it is great but never knew they had a fluid washI've heard reports of the RainX washer fluid clogging the nozzles on the hood. Reverting back to regular fluid usually clears it. I use the old fashioned RainX product that requires elbow grease during the application. After that, it doesn't matter what wipers are on the vehicle. I rarely have to turn them on when on the interstate regardless of sprinkle or downpour. I've been using the rain-x washer fluid for years and never had any problems. Well, just one problem..... when I take the vehicle in for oil change or other service I have to remember to fill the washer fluid reservoir first or make sure I tell them not to fill it with regular fluid.
schlep1967 02/20/20 09:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Registration Rant

Pennsylvania Class 3 7,001-9,000 lbs $170 Class 4 A 9,001 - 10,000 $220 Class 4 B 10,001-11,000 $220
schlep1967 02/18/20 11:31am Truck Campers
RE: Windsheld Wipers

Rain-X washer fluid and whatever blade you want to buy. With the rain-x washer fluid you can run down the highway in a heavy rain without any wipers running.
schlep1967 02/18/20 07:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: water inlet with check valve

You state you have sediment issues. You might consider a whole house type of filter inline before the RV. That may prevent future issues inside the RV to include protecting check valves, water pump and all of your screens/water savers on the faucets.
schlep1967 02/17/20 10:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: which size drinking water hose?

Hi, I believe mine are 5/8. Will not make any difference. Every water source in the RV most likely feeds through a 3/8 inch line. Two 3/8 inch lines are less than a single 1/2 inch line. So unless you need to take a shower and wash dishes at the same time, 1/2 inch is all you need. At home in the sticks and bricks world you only have two places in the home that feed through 1/2 inch lines. The tub and the washing machine. Every thing else feeds through a 3/8 inch or less supply line. Your main lines running through the camper are most likely 1/2 inch. When they feed into your faucets they go down to 3/8 inch.
schlep1967 02/17/20 10:07am Beginning RVing
RE: which size drinking water hose?

Will not make any difference. Every water source in the RV most likely feeds through a 3/8 inch line. Two 3/8 inch lines are less than a single 1/2 inch line. So unless you need to take a shower and wash dishes at the same time, 1/2 inch is all you need. At home in the sticks and bricks world you only have two places in the home that feed through 1/2 inch lines. The tub and the washing machine. Every thing else feeds through a 3/8 inch or less supply line.
schlep1967 02/17/20 08:29am Beginning RVing
RE: TT television

My biggest problem was that the shape of the televisions has changed. I had a large, almost square inset that the original TV filled. I matched the width with the new one and still had open space in the top one third of the opening.
schlep1967 02/13/20 04:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Unsuccessfully trying to upgrade my exhaust brake

Is it frozen because of carbon build-up? Or is it a mechanical issue? If it is carbon build-up try soaking it in Purple Power overnight. $8 a gallon at our local Autozone. Works great for cleaning all things EGR related.
schlep1967 02/12/20 12:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pennsylvania Route Recommendations

With the little bit of information given, I'll make a few suggestions. Most interesting Route would be Route 6 across the northern tier. Lots of small towns with some interesting history spread throughout. Most efficient route (middle) to get across would be I-80. Typical interstate. Nothing to see but trees unless you take an exit. Last choice for me would be the southern route I-76 PA turnpike. Will cost you a lot of money in tolls. Where to stay for an overnight? Your gonna need more than one night to see PA. The state is big and there are lots of interesting things to see and do. But with kids looking for entertainment, it'll be hard to beat Knoeble's Grove Amusement Park. They have kiddie rides for the little one and more exciting rides for the older ones (including you). Park admission is free. You buy books of tickets and use them to pay as you ride. If you want to camp on site call them now and try to get in. They have two campgrounds. One is a few miles away but provides a shuttle bus to the park. If they can't get you in do a search in the area for campgrounds. There are several nearby.
schlep1967 02/12/20 11:59am Roads and Routes
RE: Insurance Denying Claims

Yep, like others have said you seem to be confusing the term "insurance" with "extended warranty". I managed to get lucky and insurance did cover water damage for me. Long Story... After taking delivery of my new trailer, bringing it home and parking it for a few months, when getting ready to use it I checked the tire pressures. When checking I found one of the tires was "C" rated and the others were "D" rated. Called the manufacturer and they sent me a complete rim and tire for replacement. Fast forward two years. Suddenly have a soft spot in the floor right behind the location that had the "wrong" tire in place. Take it to an RV repair place and there is no leak from the top. It seems when the unit was being towed in from Indiana, it must have blown the original tire and tore things open underneath the trailer. Towing in rain blew water up into the floor where it eventually rotted the floor out. The insurance company tried the "It's a water leak and you didn't do proper maintenance" argument. I fought back with photo's of the underside of the trailer where the leak was and letters from the manufacturer saying there should be no routine maintenance of that area.
schlep1967 02/11/20 06:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Leveler blocks used as recovery boards

In an emergency, anything on the rig can be used. If you use the lego blocks on an uneven surface there is a good chance they will not operate as designed again. In other words, they might break. The other side of that is there is a better chance your tires will get a grip on the lugs sticking up on the lego block than there is on a smooth muddy board. I've used them when entering a "pull through site" with my 5th wheel that was terraced with a retaining wall on the lower side and not enough turning radius to get the camper wheels around the corner behind the wall. I built a ramp with them just like If I was using them to level one side so I could pull the trailer wheels up over the end of the wall. No reason you couldn't do the same thing if you need to get the wheel of the truck over an object or out of a hole.
schlep1967 02/10/20 12:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Soft & sometimes soggy ground

Instead of the full blown concrete pad just pour two smaller pads where your tires sit. I made ours about 3'x 8'. Another option would be two dig down below the frost line, dump a few bags of concrete mix in and level it off. After it sets, stack cinder-blocks up to ground level and then back-fill around them.
schlep1967 02/10/20 07:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Charge for each pet ??? your thoughts

I would like to hear from a park owner that has looked into insurance policy pricing for the campground that allows pets versus not allowing pets. If the charge is used to cover an increase in insurance cost because dogs are allowed, they are charging the correct patrons. I don't like the idea floated by earlier posters relating the charge to park employees cleaning up after the dogs. This implies that if I pay my $5 I don't have to clean up the mess. I paid for someone else to do it.
schlep1967 02/07/20 06:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cleaning your AC Filter

The manual says to clean the filter, so I clean it. It is a five minute job Guy +1 When the wife has the central vac hooked up I pull the filters and run the wand over them. One minute and they are clean. OP If you keep taking the filters out to gain that 25% more air flow, it won't be long before you are losing 50% all the time.
schlep1967 02/07/20 05:00am General RVing Issues
RE: pp space heater in a rv

If you use one make sure your read and understand the operators manual. Pay close attention to the part about ventilation being required for safe operation. Personally I wouldn't use one in a camper without a carbon monoxide detector.
schlep1967 02/06/20 10:05am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Insurance - Increase Every Year About $100

My take is that this is the current marketing scheme. Offer a low rate to get you in the door. Slowly increase that rate every year thereafter hoping we won't notice or be bothered enough to go through the hassle of shopping for and changing insurance companies. Basically those that don't change end up paying enough to cover the low introductory rates of those that do change. We plan on doing our shopping in the next couple of weeks. Everything renews in April. 5 years since we switched everything the last time.
schlep1967 02/06/20 07:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Would You Camp at a Place Like This??

I would say a definite maybe... Only two or three sites, how's security? One of the benefits of having many people around is, there are people around. If someone sees a couple individuals kicking in or prying open a door to the neighbors camper it will likely be stopped before the contents disappear. Only two campers sitting alone in the woods and nobody around things are gone and damage is done.
schlep1967 02/06/20 07:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling in a group— How do you handle it?

Phew, these first world problems sure do get complicated sometimes! Lol I do like Terryallens approach. Drive slow and when you get there, the friends have everything ready for you! Do you phone ahead when you’re 5 min out so they have a fresh cocktail poured too? My buddy does, but he brings the firewood so I pour him a double! I always like being there first! i feel like i put more thought in to the campsite layout than everyone else. That way if i have to take someone else's site in my group to better suit our layout i can. by the time everyone else gets there my feet are up and i can kick back! First world problems just got serious..... "Taking someone else's site in my group" We USED to have someone in our group that did that..... didn't go over well. Of curse it depends on the situation. If the original site will not fit the camper that is registered for that site, after making a phone call to get permission from someone else in the group, then taking another site might be okay. Not just because, "That site doesn't have any shade and I got here first". I have the smaller camper which means i can fit in tighter spots. as well as get my truck in and out of tighter spots. If the other couples site works out better so all they have to do is back in then i go for it. We like having awning face each other. No site stealing from me. Just thinking creatively for the enjoyment of the group! I'll add that im usually the one entrusted with booking the sites. I use my best guess with booking pictures and google maps to guess the lay out. If i guess wrong i can correct it the best i can before the other trailer shows up. Team player doing it for the right reasons. I like it.
schlep1967 02/05/20 12:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling in a group— How do you handle it?

Phew, these first world problems sure do get complicated sometimes! Lol I do like Terryallens approach. Drive slow and when you get there, the friends have everything ready for you! Do you phone ahead when you’re 5 min out so they have a fresh cocktail poured too? My buddy does, but he brings the firewood so I pour him a double! I always like being there first! i feel like i put more thought in to the campsite layout than everyone else. That way if i have to take someone else's site in my group to better suit our layout i can. by the time everyone else gets there my feet are up and i can kick back! First world problems just got serious..... "Taking someone else's site in my group" We USED to have someone in our group that did that..... didn't go over well. Of curse it depends on the situation. If the original site will not fit the camper that is registered for that site, after making a phone call to get permission from someone else in the group, then taking another site might be okay. Not just because, "That site doesn't have any shade and I got here first".
schlep1967 02/05/20 11:14am General RVing Issues
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