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RE: RV insurance

I've had Nationwide home and auto for 30+ years. Have had several claims that were settled well by Nationwide. Never a threat of cancellation and I have always been treated fairly. All that said, I have Progressive on both trailers and motorcycles due to better pricing.
beemerphile1 02/12/16 07:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Does any not pull their emergency trailer brake cable?

This might be the place to post a question I have had for a good while. Ok, you're bopping down the by-way at, let's just say 60 MPH. For some strange reason, your hitch pin lock comes undone, and the trailer starts into another lane or the side ditch. The other lane contains half million dollar, Mercedes, RollsRoyces, etc and the side ditch contains a school yard at recess. Instead of a rolling wrecking ball which could go on its way until the laws of nature, a Mercedes, or 75 grade school kids stop it, now, because of this wonderful (tested yearly!) emergency brake, you now have a locked-up, wheel-skidding, tire screeching like mad, wrecking ball. This second wrecking ball, will also go until the laws of nature, a Mercdes, or 75 grade school kids bring it to a stop. The ONLY difference I can imagine, is the noise of the screeching tires will enable the Mercedes driver, or the 75 grade school kids to look up just in time to see the instrument of their demise. Bottom line, why have a lock-the-wheels trailer brake at all? What am I missing? (I mean no disrespect to Mercedes or Rolls Royce drivers, and certainly none to the poor grade school kids!) The theory is that stopping a runaway trailer as soon as possible will result in less damage. Seems like a good, simple theory.
beemerphile1 02/12/16 12:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Propane..unlawful to have fridge on while moving

I have towed a 5th from Vancouver to St. John's, Newfoundland and back. Every winter I tow from BC to Southern California or Arizona and back. plus all the summer camping we do every year in BC and Alberta. I have never towed with propane on or found the need to. That is fine but is also irrelevant. The discussion is whether or not it is permissible, not whether or not you choose to use LPG. I didn't cause the thread drift, I just responded to a bunch of opinions that are based on just that, opinion. My opinion is just as valid as anyone else on this subject, including yours. That is true, on the other hand, I haven't stated whether or not I use LPG while traveling.
beemerphile1 02/12/16 10:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Does any not pull their emergency trailer brake cable?

I pull as a test occasionally to verify operation. Like anything else, if you don't test it occasionally how do you know it will work when needed?
beemerphile1 02/12/16 10:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Propane..unlawful to have fridge on while moving

I have towed a 5th from Vancouver to St. John's, Newfoundland and back. Every winter I tow from BC to Southern California or Arizona and back. plus all the summer camping we do every year in BC and Alberta. I have never towed with propane on or found the need to. That is fine but is also irrelevant. The discussion is whether or not it is permissible, not whether or not you choose to use LPG.
beemerphile1 02/12/16 10:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Propane..unlawful to have fridge on while moving

Why do folks insist on making owning a trailer and camping so complicated. Because people are taught their entire lives to live in fear. It starts with the parents, then the schools, employers, and government. Once one learns to think for themselves and calculate the real risk it is very liberating. How do you calculate "real risk"? What are you basing your "calculation" on? I don't care what people do but I don't buy the idea that running with propane on is without risk, or even necessary for the great majority of us. Don't put words in my mouth, I never said without risk. An example of perceived and real risk; Perceived = many people have a paralyzing fear of flying on a commercial airline. Real = they are more likely to get killed driving to the airport.
beemerphile1 02/12/16 10:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Fifth Wheel Tire Pressure

ST tires should always run the pressure stated on the sidewall or more.
beemerphile1 02/12/16 08:15am Tech Issues
RE: Ideas to Address RV Parking

I would never buy anywhere with an HOA. That way you only need to deal with the real laws of the city/town not with busybody neighbors.
beemerphile1 02/12/16 08:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Propane..unlawful to have fridge on while moving

Why do folks insist on making owning a trailer and camping so complicated. Because people are taught their entire lives to live in fear. It starts with the parents, then the schools, employers, and government. Once one learns to think for themselves and calculate the real risk it is very liberating.
beemerphile1 02/12/16 05:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Propane..unlawful to have fridge on while moving

Towed RV's do burn up occasionally. There isn't much else to cause a fire in an RV being towed. According to "Mac the fire guy" the most common cause of RV fires are the 12vdc electrical system.
beemerphile1 02/11/16 07:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Heat will not shut off

Fan switched to 'auto' or to 'on'?
beemerphile1 02/11/16 10:57am Tech Issues
RE: Water coming in

One time thing or happening multiple times? Get on a ladder and take a close look at the seals.
beemerphile1 02/11/16 07:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Cost to install generator?

In 2006 my Onan Microquiet 3600LP cost $4,100 for the total cost. Generator and installation. I don't have a transfer switch, the shore power cord is simply moved to the generator powered receptacle. I hope to never have an LPG generator again. Under continuous use, expect to go through 60 pounds of LPG in 24 hours. The next TH I am considering provides a 30 gallon gasoline tank for the generator. Gasoline is much easier to get than LPG. If LPG was the only choice for a built in, I would simply use gasoline fueled portables.
beemerphile1 02/11/16 07:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Propane..unlawful to have fridge on while moving

Over 400 cars catch fire every day in the US..... Yet people worry about propane refrigerators???? https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQOpV7inqmt-4wotleDC6pRKreIVJOUvRgwE9RYJy_LlJ3exvHt People watch too many movies and tv shows with cars exploding and also flying through the air. Fact is they seldom explode and they most definitely do not fly 100 feet through the air. I had a company truck backfire through the carb and catch on fire. I smelled gasoline a block or so before the backfire. I stopped, put it in park, and exited the vehicle. I stood on the side of the street and watched it turn into a total loss, there was no explosion. Life's too short to spend it living in fear of what is very unlikely to happen.
beemerphile1 02/11/16 07:07am General RVing Issues
RE: RV leaking

I believe what you are seeing is just decorative trim strips. The purpose is to cover screw heads and improve appearance, not seal against water.
beemerphile1 02/10/16 07:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane..unlawful to have fridge on while moving

I don't know about that premise. In the line of thinking presented in that article having gasoline in your fuel tank would be committing a crime.
beemerphile1 02/10/16 01:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Long term battery storage.

Use the charger you have but plug it into a timer.
beemerphile1 02/09/16 08:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Virginia CCW Heads Up

...I don't generally travel where my permit is not honored. It means that some trips might take a little longer as I avoid those states where it is not valid, but I spend money in places that allow me to defend my family if required. Freedom is worth it. I agree and also vote with my $$. If they don't want me, they don't get my $$.
beemerphile1 02/09/16 08:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Enclosed Trailer - External outlet

Thanks to all, I think we're all done here. It is sort of customary for the OP to reply with what solution they have decided on rather than saying "we're done here". People took the time to offer suggestions and alternatives to what was a very bad idea. I really hope you were convinced to not put yourself, your family, and your neighbors at risk.
beemerphile1 02/09/16 01:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Virginia CCW Heads Up

It is interesting that law abiding citizens have to go through hops of red tape and a common criminal can purchase a midnight special in less time than it takes me to write this. They have been carrying concealed weapons for a long time with out a permit, any idiot that you see with baggy pants falling off, due to the weapon pulling them down, and a loose T shirt and tattoo's all over done with lock up special ink color has one on him. navegator A CCW forum that I visit has a name for the businesses or states that don't allow citizens to legally carry. Those locations are called 'Criminal Protection Zones'.
beemerphile1 02/09/16 09:44am General RVing Issues
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