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RE: What TC truly sleeps 4 adults ?

This would be listed as cruel and unusual punishment! LOL A TT makes a better deal and a far more enjoyable outing, Of course, if we found TTs more enjoyable, we’d have them. As you implied, they are cheaper. Sleeping is only one part of a trip. A couple of cold rainy days will enlighten you.
tomman58 05/22/20 06:51am Truck Campers
RE: What TC truly sleeps 4 adults ?

This would be listed as cruel and unusual punishment! LOL A TT makes a better deal and a far more enjoyable outing,
tomman58 05/21/20 06:25am Truck Campers
RE: Do you use glass plates ?

We do 5 to 6 months a year on paper plates, 2 to6 weeks with a dishwasher on ceramic plates and the rest of the year on ceramic plates at home no dish washer. thart's the way it is an we are used to it with no problems.
tomman58 05/15/20 07:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tow Vehicle Advice For Newbie

I always had a ford for work (company truck) and a GMC for play. Fords always were far less comfortable then the GMC or Chevy. That was back a few years and today I am sure if new most are better. I agree with all that a 250 will be your friend and start with an adequate trailer but not the largest on the lot. Oh I never have had a 5er and for the last several years I do a GMC Dmax and a 40' Travel trailer and have been there , done that all over the US in all weather conditions............ jus saying.
tomman58 05/11/20 07:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tabletop LPG Barbecue Grilles Anything To Be Wary About?

Mexican pork is superb. Boneless chops for $1.48 lb. Smoked $1.92 Chicken is neh as BLEH as Foster farms. Our local nemesis is trademarked Bachoco. Dare I try a whole duck? Light off one burner set it on low nut keep Donald to the unlit side? Close the lid? México is the land of volcanoes but finding a pumice brick is daunting. Being the heavy grille is not plated one would seem inclined to use a brick. I seemed to never have owned a good set of RV grade barbecue tools. Then there is the issue of using a wireless meat thermometer. RV grade of course.. Never used a stone on any grill (cast iron) I just fire up on high for ten minutes then wire brush the ash and wipe down with a towel. Works for my in the USA.
tomman58 05/07/20 06:43am Tech Issues
RE: Tabletop LPG Barbecue Grilles Anything To Be Wary About?

Had the Weber baby Q for going on 20 years. Replace the burner every 3 years and never had a problem. I converted it by removing the regulator so I can hook to trailer LP. Aluminum doesn't rust either. I use it just about every day when we camp or stay at our RV park for the winter.
tomman58 05/06/20 05:01pm Tech Issues
RE: I-40 traverse from Asheville, NC to Gatlinburg, Tn

the truckers are not allowed in the left lane for a few miles in the gorge. Sometimes they tend to get clogged up. If the timing is right, we will pull into the rest area, west bound, and check the tires and let these guys go on. These guys are trying to make a living and we are just traveling for pleasure. Let these truckers get on over the road and make it home That's what I was saying, you really should use the right lane with them. They will set the pace and it is over the speed limit in spots lower in others.. You can get behind a "newbe" him I will pass and get behind one of the big boys. Like I said at 4am you cannot see those cures and how hard they are in the dark BUT you can follow the truckers taillights as they know.
tomman58 05/04/20 08:29am Roads and Routes
RE: I-40 traverse from Asheville, NC to Gatlinburg, Tn

I do the "gorge" every year (sometimes twice) it is a twisty turny road with some up and down. I have a 2500 DMAX and a 39"+ travel Trailer. I follow a truck if he is dong the speed limit. If not I'll pass him and follow the next truck.. These guys do this run daily. It lasts for about 45 minutes then go back to the foot hill thing. Stay back from the guy in front of you as sometimes they need to brake and you will too. It is kinda fun after driving across TX, NM and other not so interesting states. The other thing I forgot was I do this at about 4:30AM in the pitch dark and in early spring when there are still snow storms and such but still with out a hitch (rv humor there). Have fun
tomman58 05/03/20 03:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: When this is over

I think most of the state parks will open soon. Of course the national parks will be open. The key here is to camp smart. Keep your distance , wear the face mask and wash your hands a lot. mostly camping can be in solitude and one doesn't need to have the big campfire with the neighbors unless everyone follows the rules. Just because our wobbly government says its over listen to the doctors and watch as the hospitals begin to do elective surgery again.
tomman58 04/28/20 04:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Turning the Page

I could never do a TC as I am 6'3" and 250 lbs. they are made for short people ... but they ain't got no bodys.................................. an old song
tomman58 04/24/20 06:58am Travel Trailers
RE: sticky slides

I am suprised that you are having this issue where you live. I would think it would be more of a hot weather issue. Are you sure it is the rubber sticking? could it possibly be another substancw such as tree sap etc? Or are the seals deteriorating? I had this issue once here in AZ. If it is in fact the rubber and it is in good shape, WD 40 should do the trick. The solvent(carrier) will evaporate so quick that the rubber won't notice it. WD 40 is in fact recommended by many products made of rubber that need to be lubricated to install them. motorcycle/Atv grips come to mind. If this bothers you, just spray it on the non seal contact surface. When dry, just the wax based lubricant will remain. Cheap, easy and everyone has a can or two kicking around. We spend the winters in Florida to LV to AZ so we have very little time in cold environments.
tomman58 04/23/20 04:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Gray and Black tank sensor issue

Forget you ever saw them. Non work forever. learn to keep track of your usage. You will sleep better. X2I agree I have never had the sensors work though the 1st year on all the trailers I've owned and I've owned several. In the fresh water tank(s) if the overflow has water running out .... it is full if you open the drain and nothing comes out it is empty. Black water same thing but more visual, lol. None worth your time or effort. Once you've done the RV thing for a few years you tend to ignore certain things that make you scream and this is one of them.
tomman58 04/23/20 07:07am Tech Issues
sticky slides

The last couple of Jaycos have had slides that really seem to stay stuck to the trailer body for a longer time then they should, IMO. I mean when I open or close the slides after they have sat for a week or a couple months the slide will slow and finally pop off the trailer body when opening. What do you use to stop the rubber from adhering to the trailer?? I've heard everything from furniture polish to WD40 what works best and is safe to use? TIA Tom
tomman58 04/22/20 09:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Slide out awnings yay or nay?

Carry an 8' step ladder and an leaf blower........ total cost is less than one topper and the ladder has several uses. No ladder needed either if you are under 65 and can use the ladder on your rig.
tomman58 04/21/20 08:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

"If it's someone's time to go, I can't save them. Some people simply will die from this virus, like it or not. Everyone dies eventually, like it or not. However, the people who are most susceptible are still free to stay away from the rest of us (self-isolate) as we resume our own survival tasks." Since the Michigan rallies, I’m all for this because it looks like support for this mainly comes from a particular political bent, and if they want to race for the exit, have at it! X2 and then some let Darwin rule !!!!
tomman58 04/19/20 06:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

"If it's someone's time to go, I can't save them. Some people simply will die from this virus, like it or not. Everyone dies eventually, like it or not. However, the people who are most susceptible are still free to stay away from the rest of us (self-isolate) as we resume our own survival tasks." Since the Michigan rallies, I’m all for this because it looks like support for this mainly comes from a particular political bent, and if they want to race for the exit, have at it! X2 and then some let Darwin rule !!!!
tomman58 04/19/20 06:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

"If it's someone's time to go, I can't save them. Some people simply will die from this virus, like it or not. Everyone dies eventually, like it or not. However, the people who are most susceptible are still free to stay away from the rest of us (self-isolate) as we resume our own survival tasks." Since the Michigan rallies, I’m all for this because it looks like support for this mainly comes from a particular political bent, and if they want to race for the exit, have at it! X2 and then some let Darwin rule !!!!
tomman58 04/19/20 06:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

759,134 cases; 40,265 dead. in how many months? in what 2 or 3 months is the rate of the flu??? I am tired of people pulling the flu out for comparisons. Yogi said "It ain't over till it's over" If you don't believe that put on a red hat and go play outside like there is no tomorrow and many will be right .... there will be no tomorrow.
tomman58 04/19/20 04:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

Here is ,I think, a new thought for bars, restaurants and maybe others..... do those ultra violet or ozone machines kill this virus??? They work with my Cpac machine to kill 99% of germs in a few minutes. So could you use them in bars etc on a scale to kill the germs in the entire room? If this works there could be a monitor light outside indicating a clean environment and people could perhaps sit closer may still using the mask or something. Just wondering...................
tomman58 04/19/20 08:09am General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

Good news it's April and the virus should be forgotten about.It was over by Easter, right? I don't know why we are still screwing around at home two weeks later. Let's get out and paarr-teee!!! I will guess you are trying to be a S A and that's fine. Fact is there were several States ready to roll on Easter. Which ones? For one South dakota. "The New York Times reports that, as of 2 April, a small group of states – Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota – had no known lockdown orders in place. All of these states have Republican gove?rnors". All the states you list have peak death rates well after my Dem state. We hit peak death today. Your red states are lagging behind. Arkansa peak death in 14 days Iowa---- 19 day Nebraska-- 13 days ND ----17 days SD-----22 days https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america How were they ready to roll on Easter when they're still not peaked yet? There are no credible doctors or scientists that think the reopening of the sates is a prudent idea . The idea that you go back to "normal" is truly idiotic. Although people are pissed about the hunkering down most will listen to logic and those that won't will join the statistics.
tomman58 04/18/20 05:38pm General RVing Issues
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