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RE: 2 RVs?

OP here - thanks for the replies. :) We're starting to look for the perfect small B... How fun is this?
pasusan 09/20/16 05:45pm General RVing Issues
2 RVs?

We have a trailer and tow vehicle that we love and they work really well for us, but we've been yearning for a small drive-around RV - like a class B - for short 1 or 2 night trips. We'll be retiring next spring and plan on taking longer trips out west and further south - and we feel we need the comfort and space of our current trailer. But, wouldn't a B be great for day trips and some overnights? We're waffling about it as there would be more maintenance and obvious extra expenses... It's one of those opportunity cost questions... If we *can* do it, should we? What do you think? Anyone have 2 RVs used for different situations?
pasusan 09/19/16 09:04am General RVing Issues
RE: remove shower curtain track to install extend a shower??

I just moved the shower curtain track itself out about 6 inches - works great. I did put dabs of caulking in the old screw holes - just for looks.
pasusan 09/17/16 08:35am Travel Trailers
RE: It's that time again!

Ours is still hibernating in the barn. t won't be on the road until after XMASOurs has been in hibernation since last October. This has been a completely dry year. :( But - retirement starts next March! Yippeee!
pasusan 08/25/16 09:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Why do you prefer your rig?

From a TC-Wanna-Be... Yes, we drool... We absolutely love the Trip Reports on the TC Forum. But... We don't live in the west or camp like that. Our mode of camping is to park the camper (sorry - apparently here only TCs are called campers) and explore the surrounding area with the Tow Vehicle. We could definitely deal with the small space, but exploration without the camper is a major part of what we do.
pasusan 08/17/16 10:00am General RVing Issues
RE: TT plugged in at home?

Fact is. IF it pulls too many amps it will trip the breaker. then you know you need more Not as simple as that as success depends greatly on the ability of the circuit in question to provide voltage within the specified norms and to not suffer excess voltage drop under load due to excessive cable length and/or inadequate cable gauge. One must also factor in the breaker tripping time which for a typical 15 amp / 20 amp TM (thermal magnetic) breaker will allow up to 7 times surge voltage before causing an instant trip, ergo the reason an A/C's LRA (Locked Rotor Amp) rating that can easily be 65 amps isn't normally a factor. I keep our trailer here at the house during the camping season plugged into a 15 amp drop in the workshop (here in Canada 20 amp is not a standard as it often is in the US). That 15 amp drop is fed from the house breaker box with an estimated 60' of 14 gauge Romex ... from there I have 25' of 10 gauge main service cable feeding the trailer. Ambient outside temperature both outside and inside the camper as I write this is ~ 85F or ~30C. With the trailer plugged into my workshop 15 amp source and everything in the trailer switched off, including the converter, unloaded source voltage reads ~ 121.5 vac. When I turned on the A/C fan voltage dropped a couple of volts, when I then turned on the A/C compressor voltage momentarily dropped to ~ 108 vac then quickly recovered to ~ 114.5 vac with a current draw reading on my Progressive EMS (which reads just to the volt) ranging from 12 to 13 amps. As A/C compressor head pressure began to increase voltage gradually dropped another volt to ~ 113.5 vac and current reading on my EMS reads 14 amps (again just to a unit value). It's now been running for a 1/2 hour just fine off this 15 amp circuit and would continue to run the rest of the day until I turn it off. :BI agree with this. Our TT is stored in an old barn with electrical service installed in the 1950s. We don't run the A/C because we can see the voltage drop big time on our EMS. We want our A/C to last. ;)
pasusan 08/08/16 10:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Niagara Falls, Canadian side

We used to go to the Falls every year and we would stay at King Waldorf's - near Marineland and very close to the Falls. We don't like long drives between the CG and what we came to see.
pasusan 08/07/16 04:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: So what are folks average MPG when towing

8.4 up, down, and all around. (But, don't even want to talk about not towing.) ;)
pasusan 08/03/16 01:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Memories of your very first trailer camping trip

My brother and I helped (mostly watched) our dad build a tent camper out of plywood and canvas back in the 60s. He showed us that we could travel all over and have all sorts of adventures. We went to Disneyland, Expo '67 and everywhere in between while we grew up. Then when DH and I got married in '77 he fell right into the adventure and for our honeymoon we traveled across country from MD to CO with a '67 Shasta trailer (think ice box and no bathroom) pulled by our '65 Mustang. We did get the stares as we drove down the highways. Here's a shot (sorry it's blurry) of the rig: https://sites.google.com/site/pasusannow/Home/Shasta2b.jpg width=620 We have camped and traveled ever since - with the kids in our '74 Scotty trailer and now that it's just us again with our '90 Award. Our first camping trip with the kids in the Scotty that we bought for $800 - the camper was almost paid for when we went to Niagara Falls for a week. :C
pasusan 07/27/16 12:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Name one thing you like best about your TV

1984 Ford 4X4 Bronco 351 Windsor. Lots of CHROME! Link.
pasusan 07/16/16 03:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Amazon Prime Day Deals - Instant Pot and more

I can't believe this! We just ordered the 5 quart this past weekend and it is being delivered today! Just my luck! For that price difference I would either return it or I called them up, once when the camera I had bought went on sale 3 weeks after I bought it I called and they gave me a credit for the difference.Problem is - only the 6 qt is on sale. Since I've already got one of those, I would like to get the 5 qt for the RV if it was on sale...
pasusan 07/12/16 06:37am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
Amazon Prime Day Deals - Instant Pot and more

The 6 qt Instant Pot is on sale at Amazon today with their Prime Day. Very good price: LINK
pasusan 07/12/16 03:57am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Shenandoah - What to do in the area

Our favorite cave in the area is Skyline Cavern. It is $20 for adults and $10 for kids - there is also a $2 coupon you can print from their site. Very close to the north entrance to Skyline Drive. We go there every chance we get - not nearly as commercial and crowded as Luray Caverns, and very interesting.
pasusan 07/01/16 04:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Storage problem, Smaller wheels?

You could replace your A/C with a Dometic Penguin. Low profile - under 10 inches high.
pasusan 06/23/16 06:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Water pump noisy...

My water pump put many truck jake brakes to shame noise wise. I ended up using rubber anti fatigue floor mat chunk under pump, ran flex hose from output to an accumulator tank then again flex line between tank and trailer hard plastic tubing. I also used insulation tubing in a couple areas to make system virtually noise free.This is what I did. The pump is so quiet now that we didn't hear it empty the FW tank through a leaking low point drain while we were lunching at a rest area. (Hint - don't make it too quiet!)
pasusan 06/09/16 10:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Going "cheap" - a new "rant" - just wondering "why?"

Gotta agree with not looking for cheap. If you buy the best then you don't have to keep re-buying. :C
pasusan 06/06/16 12:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: MPG woes

It sounds a bit low to me. We have the same engine, only with a carburetor and no computer. We get 8.4 towing, which according to others here is reasonable. Not towing it was somewhere around 14 - I checked years ago and never wanted to check again. :o We do travel at whatever the speed limit is though - no slowing down...
pasusan 05/23/16 01:00pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Travasak/RV Superbag opinions?

We have Travasaks on our twin beds that are both against walls. For years we used regular sheets, blankets and comforters, but it was just too much of a hassle to make the beds. We got the Travasaks 6 or so years ago and love them. They are not like sleeping bags since they are wider and one can roll around easily in them. In the morning a little zipping and straightening and the beds are made. Would never go back.
pasusan 05/14/16 05:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Coach-Net Experiences

OP here... Thanks all for the replies. Like I said - AAA has been great, but we've never heard great things about them dealing with RVs, which is why we went with Coach-Net. We found it odd that Coach-Net couldn't find anyone who has heard of them in our local vicinity. That gives us pause on expecting to find service traveling across the country. When talking to them they said they would pay if they couldn't find anyone. But - in my case last year I had to wait about 2 1/2 hours for them to even find someone. They said they wouldn't pay if I gave up sooner and called someone myself. It looks like most of the time (probably not in the middle of the night) Coach-Net has done a good job... And gbopp may be correct that we may be best served by carrying both AAA and Coach-Net. I do realize after reading many reports from folks with different roadside assistance providers that the responding local company is often the one to be happy with or cranky at. But - if they can't even find a local responder that knows who they are and will work with them, that scares me.
pasusan 05/13/16 10:36am General RVing Issues
Coach-Net Experiences

This is not a rant. We have had Coach-Net for a few years and only used it once. I will relate our experience and hope to get some responses with other folks' experiences. Some history... We used to have AAA for many, many years. Used them 5 times: -- for towing locally when a hydraulic clutch line failed about 6 miles from home. -- for towing locally when an emergency fuel shut off switch failed and shut the fuel off in the middle of the night. -- for towing many miles from home when an engine failed while bringing home a new/used truck from the south. -- for opening a door (on a trip up in Canada) with the keys locked inside. :o -- for opening a door (locally) with the keys locked inside. :o :o Each time we were promised response within 90 minutes and they came through (except the time in CA - but that was totally excusable). Last year while covered by Coach-Net we made one call: -- for towing locally when an ECM failed about 4 miles from home and the car wouldn't start in the middle of the night. They took over 3 hours to get the tow truck out. The guy on the phone was real nice and kept me updated on what was going on. He couldn't find anyone in the fourth largest city in PA that recognized who Coach-Net was and couldn't get anyone to respond (they weren't sure they'd be paid). We switched from AAA to Coach-Net because we don't want to be stranded on a highway while traveling and have no way to deal with our trailer. We are retiring next year, will be traveling more and farther from home, and want to travel somewhat worry free. But we also want to be able to have worry free driving around home. I called Coach-Net to discuss this as our policy is up soon, but the lady on the phone didn't have any solution. What say you? Should we keep Coach-Net for traveling and also carry AAA for around home? What have your experiences been?
pasusan 05/12/16 12:44pm General RVing Issues
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