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RE: RV Manners Matter

Schlep - the good thing is that they turned it down when you asked. To me, that is "polite enough" and I take no issue. I have found that sometimes those twenty-something males end up being better camping neighbors than families or older folks. Often, they are profiled by the rangers as trouble, so they try hard not to upset other campers and get kicked out. They were very polite about it. I realize sometimes others just do not think about their surroundings. They did seem to be burning a good bit of "grass" over there so maybe they just didn't want a whole lot of attention paid to them. :R
schlep1967 08/03/21 10:37am RV Lifestyle
RE: RV Manners Matter

Had to revive this one. This past weekend sitting in my site at 9:15 PM and three golf carts decide to park on the road about 100 feet from my site and chat. No problem with that but the ungodly bright LED off road lights aiming into my site blinding me was a bit much after 5 minutes or so. I was "that guy" and yelled "Either turn the lights off or move on" Lights stayed on for about 10 seconds until the neighboring camper yelled "Kill the lights" much louder than I did. Next day.... Sitting in the chair by the fire reading a book and listening to quiet music coming from my camper speakers. All of a sudden loud music starts playing from across the small creek and 40 feet of woods. So loud I can not even hear the music coming out of the speakers I am sitting 10 feet from. I gave it a few minutes. Thinking maybe they just really liked the song that was on. Next song came on and volume didn't change. I walked over to a site where 3 twenty something year old males are sitting within 5 feet of the blue tooth speaker. As one saw me coming toward their site he lowered the music and I politely asked if they could turn it down. I explained that as soon as they turned it on I could no longer even hear my music. They said "Yes sir, no problem."
schlep1967 08/03/21 08:50am RV Lifestyle
RE: Comments people make

Often they say “how do you like that LITTLE camper” ? Maybe... just maybe... they are considering downsizing to something that would get them better fuel mileage and still provide enough comfort to travel around the country in. And they would like input from people with smaller campers. Just because you are little doesn't mean everybody looks down on you.
schlep1967 08/03/21 08:37am Folding Trailers
RE: Connecticut coast - sites to see, places to stay

FYI - We were just in the Pocono's a few weeks ago. We went from the Harrisburg, PA area. If your plan is to travel I-81 to I-78/US22 to Route 33 North the last two roads are horrible. We went up that way and came home using I-81 and I-80. Much smoother roads and worth the extra 10 minutes.
schlep1967 08/03/21 05:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camco Tri-Leveler or Camco Curved Leveler?

Add Andersen levelers to your list Clicky Not a chance! those have a reputation of breaking and simply don't look safe. Plywood blocks are much better IMHO. I've been using mine for 4 years now under 12,000lbs of 5th wheel with no problems. I believe they had a bad batch of plastic at one time and got a bad rap from that. I like them as getting level is much quicker with them than it was with boards or lynx levelers.
schlep1967 08/02/21 10:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Camco Tri-Leveler or Camco Curved Leveler?

Neither. Those are solutions looking for a problem and I can't see any way you can use wheel chocks to hold the wheels in place (pretty dangerous) with those devices. Not to mention you really want both axles to be lifted at the same time. You obviously don't know anything about the Andersen Levelers. Once you pull the tire up on the rounded leveler, you put a chock under the narrow end. Basically putting the tire in a cradle. You then also chock the other side. And lifting both axles at the same time really doesn't matter. You probably don't want to lift one 6 inches with out lifting the other but lifting the 4 inch height of one of the levelers will not hurt anything. And quite often if I am only off one to two inches or so I will use only one leveler.
schlep1967 08/02/21 05:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Camco Tri-Leveler or Camco Curved Leveler?

Add Andersen levelers to your list Clicky
schlep1967 07/30/21 12:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tire Tread on a TT

About the only off road advantage I can see is holding on a side slope to prevent the trailer sliding down the slope and not following in the tracks of the tow vehicle. And that wouldn't be a big advantage.
schlep1967 07/29/21 09:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Power Sag/Current Issues at Seasonal Site

You have been given options that are going to cost you money for a problem that is not yours. The problem is the parks to deal with. I would tell them to provide you with the proper electric or you will expect a refund of your money for the rest of the year and you will be leaving. Staying in the situation you are in and doing nothing is also going to cost you money. Low voltage will kill your electrical items in your camper.
schlep1967 07/28/21 08:52am Tech Issues
RE: Furnace Air Flow

I would start with a borescope inspection of the vents. You can probably "borrow" one from autozone or some other local auto parts store. You will likely have to give them a refundable deposit. Look into the vents to see if you can find a restriction point. Once you find the problem then you will know where to start removing the bolts that hold the coroplast up. They are generally self drilling/tapping and if one breaks off it's no big deal to run a new one in a few inches away from it. I doubt rigid ducts would collapse. They may come apart. I would guess you have flexible ducts and it may be laying over top of something like a wire or water line. As the flex duct settles it could pinch off the air flow.
schlep1967 07/28/21 08:44am Tech Issues
RE: S.E. Pennsylvania to North Myrtle Beach

Lots of traffic around the Va Beach area on the weekend. Same thing with going down 13/113. You will be dealing with beach traffic all the way through Delaware and Maryland.
schlep1967 07/26/21 11:51am Roads and Routes
RE: Tires and their pressures

You called the manufacturer of the tires and they told you the correct information. If you don't want to weigh your rig running your tires at the max inflation value on the tire will not hurt anything other than your kidneys from the rough ride. The door sticker only applies to the original tires that were on your truck. If you replace them with the exact same tires that door sticker will still apply. If you replace them with anything else go by the tire or the load/pressure table provided by that tire manufacturer.
schlep1967 07/26/21 08:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Weel vs. TT - Length Off Tow Rig

By maxed out are you talking about site length or maneuvering into the site? If it's site length, and you disconnect the truck, the trailer length is the trailer length. In some cases where the front of the trailer needs to be raised to be level when parked, you can get the truck bed under the front over hang. That doesn't happen often for me.
schlep1967 07/26/21 05:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 5er, fresh water

How do you winterize your 5th wheel? Most have a hose attached near the pump that will draw the antifreeze into the system. I have used the same hose inserted into a five gallon bucket to draw water and pump it into the tank. The trick is figuring out the settings for the valves to get it to pump into the tank.
schlep1967 07/21/21 10:28am General RVing Issues
RE: TR: where did all the water go?

This website Water Education gives a decent explanation of why the levels have dropped in recent years. We also have to remember these are manmade structures. When the dams were built they served small cities with water by capturing the spring flow and holding it to be available later. Now they are serving many more households with water. People keep moving into areas with limited natural water flow. Regardless of the yearly variable water inflow into those reservoirs, when you get to the point of average water use being higher than the average water inflow into the reservoir, water levels will go down and stay there. Eventually the demand will be so high it will be back to the river it once was with no extra to fill the reservoir. At that point the suburbs will start to fade away because the cities will be getting all of the water. Eventually the desert will win and go back to the inhospitable place it once was.
schlep1967 07/20/21 05:27am Truck Campers
RE: Cashtown PA to Arendtsville PA

Yes it is. I've done it with no problems.
schlep1967 07/19/21 09:58am Roads and Routes
RE: Max Air Vent Cover Maintenance

My Maxx Air was installed by Open Range. They used Butyl tape and then self leveling caulk. And they broke the plastic at every one of the corners when the tightened down the screws. We don't plan on having this trailer much longer. At 12 years old it has bounced down the road enough times I don't want to go into retirement with it. Hopefully the new one will get the quick connect Maxx Air II's.
schlep1967 07/15/21 05:28am Tech Issues
RE: Max Air Vent Cover Maintenance

I didn't have any tape on hand. I did have a tube of Lap Sealant handy. This post is more of a reminder to revisit the SEAL under the covers than a recommendation of what to seal it with.
schlep1967 07/14/21 09:14am Tech Issues
Max Air Vent Cover Maintenance

Well sort of... Our 2009 5th wheel has a Max Air cover over one roof/fan vent next to the shower. I realized last week that even though the cover has caulking around it, the back side is not sealed as it is in fact a screened vent. This made me think that I have never had the cover off to inspect the actual seal around the vent. So last night I got on the roof to check things out. What I found was that having the front and sides of the max air cover sealed basically holds any water that may get in there inside where it will sit until it evaporates. OR it will find any entrance around the actual fan that has not had any caulking replaced in the ten years I've had the camper. So this is a heads up to those with Max Air type of covers. Remove the cover every few years and check the caulking that actually seals the vent/fan to the roof.
schlep1967 07/14/21 07:34am Tech Issues
RE: FOB keys and theft

Well now that this is obviously happening every day at WallyWorld, I'm going to be holding my FOB up in the air so the thieves can see I am pushing the button so they know to duplicate the signal and steal my car. As long as the key isn't in the car my insurance company will buy me a new car! A new car every month!!!
schlep1967 07/13/21 09:30am Tech Issues
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