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RE: Slide outs in cold weather

Slides are not insulated well so thinking you will be using the furnace they should dry out and any snow melted off of them. Their motors, screw drives are all under the unit out of the weather. We never have cared about cold other then we don't want to camp in it but it is a factor in late fall going across the USA.
tomman58 02/12/21 07:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Need Help Deciding which feature for trailer

Most of the outdoor kitchens I've seen have the cheapest junk for cooking. Some of the grills look worthless. Sinks don't always drain into the RV's grey tank. If it has a fridge it needs 120V. The other issue is some outdoor kitchens are located at the rear side of the RV past the awning. If it's really hot out or raining then there's no cover while cooking. We prefer a simple table with a Weber Q. X2 the Weber is the most sought after RV grill.......... never get a grill for home or otherwise without a cast iron grate !!!
tomman58 02/10/21 11:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Need Help Deciding which feature for trailer

I never thought the kitchen was good unless you had kids then they stay outside and is a better deal for keeping trailer clean. The first thing I do is have the Jayco place move the gas line to the forward side of the trailer just under the awning then my grill sits on its own stand dry and away from the trailer enough to grill in its own spot. Also we spent winter in Fl at our own site and have a shed with a nice refrig. Life is good if you can plan it.
tomman58 02/10/21 07:51am Travel Trailers
RE: ANWR Drilling Stopped

Diesel, near me, is $2.43. I sure can't wait to pay $5, the way things are going. Heck I remember paying 5 bucks a gallon when GWB was in office. It was only once and it was in Tx. I keep my 2500 DMAX for towing and for driving the slab I 75 north. I really am hoping for an electric next year for us here in the city. I had a Volt and liked it other than getting in or out.
tomman58 02/01/21 07:44am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Travel trailer necessities

I think the basics have been listed. Put a coup;e oz. of bleach in your fresh water tank, fill it up and run some through all your stuff from the sinks to the toilet. Not needed to go through your hot water tank. rinse and then put in a few gallons of fresh water . No need to fill tank but good to have some water for potty stops while traveling. If it is hard winter at home we just carry a couple of gallons in jugs till we get south. One other thing rain gear, a hat a set of those lights that go on the hat and a good flashlight.
tomman58 01/13/21 07:52am Beginning RVing
RE: Busted!

The first thing I learned some 45+ years ago was when I moved into my area. The homes were all custom from small to big, some were older and some we new, all had about an acre of land attached. I joined the HOA and with in 2 years I was president of it for 20+ years. Some wanted strict rules others had been here for years already. I made few rules other than if I came to your house it would be nice to have a cold beer. People became friendlier and better neighbors through our picnics and occasional street partys. Bottom line home is what you make of it. Oh I have been to Tenn and all the southern states going to some yearly for over 20 years. They have some nice areas and they have a lot of poor underdeveloped ones too. Plenty of dirt poor and some very rich. Home is what you make of it. I'll stay in Michigan........... at least in the summer.
tomman58 01/05/21 01:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Installing a safe?

Why would anyone really need a safe??? Money? any bank will do. Gun? why would anyone carry along a handgun? Cops told me long ago that my Louisville slugger was more effective and less likely for me to hurt anyone but the attacker or thief. If we are out of our TT for much time we take along our phones and any jewelry. We have traveled with a TT for 50+ years and never have had a problem but we rarely boondock and normally stay at private RV parks.
tomman58 01/01/21 08:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Greasing the hitch

I also use tube of lithium grease. The small opening on the end lets you put the grease where it is needed. When we do our final set up after about 6000 miles of towing I use plenty of paper towels and some WD40 to clean up before our next run.
tomman58 12/31/20 07:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Busted!

My city has rules also and if you have a 24' or smaller TT yo0u have to keep it in you back yard behind the house. I can agree with them as I wouldn't want to look at an RV out my doorwall or in a neighbors yard. We have a TT that is about 40' and we keep it in northern Michigan at a vacation house3 that has no restrictions and few neighbor none are full time residents, different world. Works for us plus being north it is a great stepping stone to the Upper and beyond.
tomman58 12/29/20 07:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Which TT has the Best Kitchen and Why?

A 10" cast iron skillet needs no sink to wash. Just wipe it out and store till needed again. Once a cast iron pan is prepped with oil it needs no daily washing. that is the beauty of cast iron.
tomman58 12/22/20 07:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Recommendation needed for first camper trailer

Agree with those that say you are not going to get the towing cap with that truck. Option pop up is about your only solution. This spring check out a camper show and refine your plans.
tomman58 11/06/20 07:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Silver Slipper Bay St. Louis, Ms

We stayed there a few times but I would suggest the Hollywood for a better park. The Slipper is a low level casino and offers little. Go to Biloxi for a good assortment. We like the palace (no smoking), Boomtown is ok too . There is a restaurant up on stilts about 40' off of the ground just immediately to the west of the Hard Rock. They have exceptional seafood and you get a lot of it. Good views from the dining room. Have fun but stay away from the slipper. Their idea of a rv park is a narrow piece of asphalt off the road and across the street from the bay.
tomman58 10/14/20 07:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How about a RGV update

Your post seems totally unscientific and self centered at best. Plenty of RVers are affected by this virus and our friends in Canada also cannot enjoy much rving this winter without risk. Till there is a vaccine that is endorsed by the scientists then we will hunker down. Some people think that being safe is overkill but until you know someone that dies from this be it friend or family...shut up.
tomman58 10/11/20 08:14am Snowbirds
RE: How about a RGV update

If you're scared lock yourself down and stay home. Simple. The chance of you coming down with Covid19 and dying is lower than the chances of being killed in a vehicle accident on the way to an RV park. We've been locked since last March. I am one of those with copd and diabetes that and the fact that this country has no plan make me stay here in Michigan this winter and pray for a vaccine by August. You can joke all you want but if someone you know gets and lives their troubles are not o0ver when they are pronounce free of the virus. Your lungs and heart are under far more stress. So tell me just how good my chances are on not getting it but I and many others will skip the southern scene this winter and use caution and science to pronounce our country mended.
tomman58 10/10/20 01:05pm Snowbirds
RE: Winterizing Travel Trailer

remember the hose connection and after you do the pink use a screw driver to push the small white plastic valve in the hose fitting. Do not stand in front of it !!!
tomman58 10/09/20 07:11am General RVing Issues
RE: New and confused

I would vote for the van you still get some room behind the seats, it is comfortable for all and generally the back seat can be folded down for haul bigger stuff at home. I have always had yukons and crew cab pu trucks plus diesels ones. I never hauled kids except when we had a pop up. Trucks do not have that much room in the cab. get the van
tomman58 10/03/20 07:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Changes to Snowbird lifestyle and Snowbird communitiess

We have been doing the southern scene for over 15 years and yes it is warmer mostly. We will miss that BUT if I am going to be confined to a trailer or motor-home without human contact it would be liker jail. On the other hand we have two homes in Michigan and although we do not frequent the northern on in the winter anymore we could. One main stay home in southern Michigan is 2500 sq ft and has a hot tub room and a separate wood shop attached to the garage. A home theater, fire place with plenty of fire wood, I have my office and computer room the wife her sewing room with room for her rather large quilting needs. Plus family which maintain the same anti virus plan as we do. SOOOOOOOO in the end we are giving up the sun and warmth for a much larger environment with lots of stuff to do in any season. Bottom line just going south is just not a huge draw and the mixing with thousands of seniors in the public places is not a a good thing for us.
tomman58 09/15/20 10:15am Snowbirds
RE: Changes to Snowbird lifestyle and Snowbird communitiess

SD experts continue to debunk the media's twist on Sturgis. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/09/08/study-260-000-coronavirus-cases-likely-tied-sturgis-rally/5750587002/ Hmmmmm, the truth appears to have been blocked. Imagine that. Another source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielcassady/2020/09/12/did-the-sturgis-rally-cause-250000-coronavirus-cases-heres-why-experts-are-skeptical/#35e8cc6b73a1 Apparently we're not entitled to the truth. Believe what you wish but stats are stats and they predict up 400,000 dead before end of year. I cannot see going to our RV park and being in close proximity of our fellow campers without a bad outcome. We will just stay hunkered down this winter. and hopefully by next winter they will have a proper vaccine.
tomman58 09/14/20 07:23am Snowbirds
RE: Changes to Snowbird lifestyle and Snowbird communitiess

We have a permanent site in central Florida at a very good RV park, great friends , lots to do BUT all that said, everything is communal. From the dances to the pot lucks to all the games . Everyone is right on top of one another. Heck when we play cards many bring in candy or other treats, of course they complain about the cards getting "sticky", but the entire experience is close and friendly. We cannot take the chance this season and will still home by choice. I wish all good luck and hope that you make it through this winter as it isn't going to be a healthy one. Take care of each other!
tomman58 09/13/20 08:27am Snowbirds
RE: six and six in florida

Old Mill Stream. Nice park Central Fl.
tomman58 09/07/20 06:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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