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RE: Are other drivers killing your RV experience?

I live on LI, NY so to go anywhere you have to deal with it. Once I'm done with the Long Island and Cross Bronx Expressways everything else is a piece of cake.
2edgesword 10/16/20 10:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Decided on a truck after MANY months.

Enjoy!
2edgesword 10/16/20 10:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: And off we go

Enjoy the trip!
2edgesword 10/11/20 04:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Water left in Suburban water heater - UPDATE!

During the camping season we are camping every other week and the water heater is never drained.. The only time I drain the water heater is in preparation for winterizing. We've never had any issues with rust, at least not any visible in the water at the start of the next camping season.
2edgesword 10/08/20 08:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: What's the longest/heaviest you would tow with a 1/2 ton?

Two things... The tow and payload ratings for 1/2 ton trucks are all over the place so each truck has to be evaluated based on their particular setup. The other issue as far as trucks are concerned is what the numbers dictate versus what you are personally comfortable with. If accelerating or going up hill with the engine screaming at 6K rpm doesn't bother you the XYZ truck may be fine for you and hated by others towing the say rig. As far as the lighter trailers not being as robust is concerned, I'm not sure that is always true. As weight goes up the forces applied to any load bearing structures goes up but the strength of those structures may not go up proportionally. Maybe someone familiar with the build characteristics can chime in to shed some light on that issue.
2edgesword 10/07/20 05:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What 50 amp surge protector do you recommend, and why?

You want a unit that will provide surge protection as well as protection against high/low voltage, reverse polarity, ground faults and a display that will provide information on any problems at the pedestal and a readout of voltage/current. Some hardwired units (installed in the RV) will have a remote display so you can locate the display in a convenient location to monitor the status. I have a Surge Guard unit but one thing I like about Progressive is there is a way to bypass their EMS if a problem develops with the unit. You can bypass the hardwired unit and substitute a pedestal mounted unit until you can have it replaced.
2edgesword 10/06/20 09:43pm Tech Issues
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

I keep it at 60mph. When I'm camping there is no need to be in a hurry.
2edgesword 09/29/20 01:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fortunate to be here tonight

Glad you're here to tell the story. Stay safe.
2edgesword 09/29/20 01:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: valve stems for TPMS

Ditto those that said get metal valve stems regardless of what type of TPMS you get. From what I've read the rubber stems will not hold up over the long haul and you'll start getting pressure loss through them. This is what has held me back from getting a TPMS for my trailer. I won't do it until I can get the valve stems changed from rubber to metal.
2edgesword 09/17/20 06:41pm Towing
RE: RV Water heater

If it's electric and propane run it on electric.
2edgesword 09/12/20 12:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hot water

Does water (hot or cold) run when you open a faucet? It wasn't clear to me if you were having a problem only with the hot water (water pump is working but water not getting hot) or there was no water running at all. If there is no water running it would be an issue with the water pump. Either the switch to activate the pump is not on or the pump isn't getting power or the pump has failed. If you have water in your fresh water tank when you turn the pump switch on you should hear the pump operating. It will operate until a certain pressure has been achieved in the water line and then shut off.
2edgesword 08/11/20 08:09pm Beginning RVing
RE: Heart attack question

I've had both types. The first produced minor discomfort in my neck and jaw but not enough to stop me from what I was doing (running) or alert me to seek medical attention (didn't find out about the damage until years later). The second was the worst pain I've ever experienced and it happened while I was in the hospital getting an angiogram performed. I remained conscious, was in extreme pain but nothing I could do but lay on my back because when it happened I was still on the table with a catheter inside me (thru my groin up into one of the coronary arteries). The only thing preventing me from doubling up was the fear of death if I moved and that catheter and whatever they were using to guide in up through my arteries would tear up my insides. That pain lasted for hours and the only relief came when I got a shot of Fentanyl. Everyone reacts differently to pain but in my mind the pain would be a memory enhancer to remember exactly what needed to do to stop it, unless it's one of those heart attacks that kills you in moments.
2edgesword 08/10/20 08:21pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Should we cancel Myrtle Beach Trip

With this virus my advice sir is take on chances. I listen often to folks who say "We don't need masks" or even "masks are harmful" (we do and they are not) Who claim "The death rate is over blown" (Under counted is more likely I will explain that) I don't believe them. This is one virus I have no desire to mess with. The death count. One "Study" looked at what I call the average death rate. Baring somethign like 9-11-2001 you can predict how many deaths year to date for any given day of the year and it will be fairly close.. WHY Because people die at about the same rate less something happens. So if you count dead bodies. NOT COVID but all dead bodies.. Subtract the normal year body count. what you have left is the "Extras due to ____" (Whatever the disaster of the week is) in this case COVID-19. 160,000 +_ is the official count The method I just gave is about 200,000 last I checked. As the Office supervisor said when a phone rang then stopped" IT's just the fax mam. Just the Fax. I know people that have had the virus, some have gotten very sick and a few have died. My 43 year old daughter in good health (urgent care medical assistant) got it and was sick for over a month. Lost of taste, smell, numbness over her whole body (skin), muscle aches/pains and severe fatigue. My other daughter is an RN in a rehab center for the elderly. She saw more death in 3 months than in her whole 20 year career in nursing. This virus is really and for some people is very serious. That said and as mentioned in my earlier post, I would still be making the trip but with caution.
2edgesword 08/10/20 07:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Should we cancel Myrtle Beach Trip

I would agree with those that say make the trip. In my opinion as long as you practice distancing, wear a mask and be conscious of what you touch when you're out in public and stay away from crowded places you'll dramatically reduce your chances of getting the virus. We have trips planned to PA, VA, NC, GA and FL from now until the end of the year. We'll be cautious as we travel but nothing that's happened has raised the risk level to the point where we would cancel these plans.
2edgesword 08/10/20 07:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: That time of year

Yea, got the end of the camping season blues. Feeling it here in NY as we closed our tt up for the winter.
2edgesword 11/02/19 06:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Watch for this rig in Mexico but do not approach

Very sad. I know we're RVing to relax and have a good time but be careful out their folks, especially if you decide to go off into a seclude area you're not very familiar with.
2edgesword 10/30/19 08:09pm RVing in Mexico and South America
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