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RE: Ohio State Parks

...Going this weekend to Tappan Lake state park, looks like Rain. Yes, it looks like rain and cool this weekend, we will be at Atwood Lake for the Atwood Fall Festival. Last year at the Fall Festival we had hail. It is the best festival in Ohio in our opinion.
beemerphile1 10/01/15 11:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ohio State Parks

We were at Hocking Hills last week. You have a steep climb into the campground but doable. The sites are short like in most Ohio State Parks. There will be many sites you can use but you may need to park the truck in the grass or on another empty site. Some state parks are very strict about not parking on the grass but I saw many vehicles on the grass at Hocking Hills. Sorry I can't recommend a particular site. The one we used was very short but double width. It would have been too short for your RV. It is a nice park, we enjoyed 5 nights camping. I got in 24 hiking miles while there. Don't forget to use your Golden Buckeye card if you have one. It will get you a 10% discount on weekends and 50% discount during the week.
beemerphile1 10/01/15 07:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: parallel wiring batteries

Yes. Put the positive cable on the post of battery 1 and the negative cable on the negative post of battery 2. This will give you balanced charging and load setup. Or vice versa.
beemerphile1 09/30/15 05:23pm General RVing Issues
How to buy a Thousand Trails resell?

As I near retirement we are considering purchasing a Thousand Trails resell membership. What is the best way to go about this? I see them regularly on eBay. I have never contacted TT or attended a sales presentation. Could some knowledgeable members give tips on what is important? What questions should I ask? What are the best memberships? Over the years TT has sold a variety of memberships with different benefits. I would like to find a nationwide membership that has year round use with minimal restrictions for a reasonable price. I have searched and read a lot of old threads that went back 7 - 8 years ago. Hopefully there is current information available. I found these resale websites but haven't done much looking yet; http://www.campgroundmembershipoutlet.com/ http://www.rvparkstore.com/rv-park-and-campground-memberships http://www.rvonline.com/campgrounds/camplocate.html
beemerphile1 09/30/15 09:45am General RVing Issues
RE: BALANCE 'drag/skid' WHEELS

Maybe the best approach would be to solve the problem rather than add something that will be even closer to the ground. What RV? Is this a trailer? Motor home? Put your RV information in your profile or signature so we know what we are discussing.
beemerphile1 09/30/15 06:58am General RVing Issues
RE: W/D Hitches

Level and/or rear squat means nothing. The purpose of weight distribution is to restore the original weight on the front axle back to the axle for proper handling/steering. When you put weight on the hitch, the truck should squat just like when you put weight in the bed. BTW, if the factory dry weight is 2,600# the loaded weight is likely wayyyyy over 3,200#. First step is get the trailer weighed while loaded and ready for camping.
beemerphile1 09/30/15 06:50am Travel Trailers
RE: New to RV,when traveling how do you know what areas to avoid

Since then, we NEVER venture from the rig without OC in our pocket! OC? Oral contraceptive? Orange crush? :B
beemerphile1 09/30/15 06:44am General RVing Issues
RE: New to RV,when traveling how do you know what areas to avoid

I really can't believe that I just spent about 10 minutes reading all of this just to come to the conclusion that a lot of people spend way too much time watching TV and then worrying about what may happen if they do this or what if they do it another way. Sheez, I know common sense is really becoming an endangered species, but really?????? "Common sense" is misnamed because it has never been common.
beemerphile1 09/30/15 06:40am General RVing Issues
RE: backup reverse lights on trailer?

I have an upper flood light and reverse lights in the trailer tail lights. None of them do me much good because I can't see behind the trailer anyhow. They do help my spotter avoid obstacles. The greatest benefit is two shop towels over the tow vehicle stop/tail/reverse lights. With the TV lights reflecting on the front of the trailer everything beyond that point is black. I also have a porch light on each side of the trailer near the wheels, that is the area I need to see. Another tip is a white hose or rope along the edge of where you want the RV. You will be surprised how well a white hose will show against the dark ground.
beemerphile1 09/29/15 11:53am Travel Trailers
RE: opinions on a terry

Do what you want with it, the trailer is unlikely to ever have any great value.
beemerphile1 09/29/15 06:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Dumping without a Sewer Hose

Most dump stations are designed for hose use. There are a few dump stations where you drive over a grate and then dump into/onto the grate without a hose.
beemerphile1 09/28/15 12:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sway control bar >>>

First step is to resolve whatever is causing the sway, then consider an anti-sway device.
beemerphile1 09/28/15 11:17am Travel Trailers
RE: How much damage have I caused?

No damage has been done - yet. The underbelly should be opened so the insulation can dry. Right now you are probably holding wet fiberglass insulation against the wood floor. It will rot the wood if not dried out.
beemerphile1 09/28/15 11:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Amazon Prime $67 today only 09/25/15

Thanks for posting, I signed up Friday before heading out to the campground. I have been a customer of Amazon for years and was considering trying the Prime video this fall so it worked great. I have seen steady price increases with Amazon over the last couple years. They are no longer the low price leader but still have a lot going for them. Walmart has declared war on Amazon and often have better online prices. With Walmart ship-to-store there is no shipping cost. I never simply assume that Amazon prices will be the best without price comparison. I look forward to enjoying the video and music streaming together with one free Kindle book each month.
beemerphile1 09/28/15 07:18am General RVing Issues
RE: New to RV,when traveling how do you know what areas to avoid

I try to avoid neighborhoods with lots of black walnuts trees, they can cause stains. I have also found that neighborhoods with lots of acorn bearing oak trees means there will be lots of squirrels as your neighbors. Squirrels can be destructive and acorns on the roof can be loud. Also watch out for any dead trees, they can kill you. Pine tree neighborhoods can also be problematic when the sap gets on things. Some neighborhoods are really wild. They have things like bears, bison, mountain lions and other dangerous inhabitants. These neighborhoods present a special challenge in providing safety for you and your family, I suggest vigilance at all times. As to cities, I don't know, I usually don't camp in cities.
beemerphile1 09/28/15 06:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Help with my wheel hub please

My suggestion is to take all the decorative caps off and toss in the trash. They serve no useful purpose and slow down maintenance chores. All you need is the rubber insert.
beemerphile1 09/28/15 06:45am Travel Trailers
RE: artic fox rvs

Purchase was through Kelly Mobile Homes. PDI was adequate, more show and how-to turn stuff off and on. Most of the mentioned defects would not show up until used a while or in my case a complete inspection and check out is completed to MY satisfaction. WDP Don't confuse the PDI with the dealer/customer walk through. The PDI should be done by a tech before the customer ever arrives for delivery. All RV manufacturers rely on the dealer acting as quality control. I am sorry to hear that the dealer I am considering using may have been negligent with their duties.
beemerphile1 09/28/15 06:39am Travel Trailers
RE: artic fox rvs

I am going to bust everyone's bubble. I am the 1 in a thousand owner that spends more time under, on top and all over than inside camping. I took delivery of a 32A at the end of June, nothing but trouble, greased brakes as described,slide drive gear slid off the rack, neither were drill detented, lock tighted or even tightened. My unit never saw an electrician during construction, low voltage wiring was not twisted before crimping, power panel bus bar had multiple loose screws, two not tightened at all. Nice cabinets but NW over tightened hinge screws and stripped the wood, bad scratch cover repairs in eight locations that has turned white. All cut outs in the paneling for electrical are sloppy, some too large to engage mounting screws, cut outs and other debris stuffed in the hole. Carpet staples were not set deep enough, couldn't walk in bare feet, missed securing carpet at slide edge, rolled up under the slide. Frame may be heavy duty but the axles are 5200 pound with the 6K never adjust brakes and 4 leaf springs, too light weight for a 10.5 K trailer. Bathroom drain plumbing is not working properly, toilet is set one inch back and one inch too far left, lid will not stay up. Construction debris everywhere, never saw a broom during the build. Warranty?? you say?? Dealer is 4 hours away. The BEST warranty is the one not needed or used. I will get the bugs out eventually but right now I consider this build below average. Think I am a troll? I can post photos of all the documentation that will go to Northwood soon, I have not completed my inspection yet. WDP Could you share what dealer you bought from? It sounds like the dealer failed to do a good PDI/prep. I only know of one dealer in PA and would like to know if they can be expected to do their job.
beemerphile1 09/27/15 05:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Storing on jack stands

Tires are meant to be on the ground, there will be no problems. Jacking the trailer and placing on stands is more likely to cause problems like tweaking the frame.
beemerphile1 09/27/15 05:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Sad ending to missing biker story

Very sad to hear this. I would like to do something like this someday. Which thing? Die or bicycle touring? I am pretty sure one of the two isn't optional. :)
beemerphile1 09/25/15 11:46am General RVing Issues
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