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RE: Factory Tours

We are taking our fiver up to Elkhart the first of October to MorRyde. I have had enough worries with bent leafs and broke spring hangers. While they are installing the IS and disc brakes we had a factory tour planned for Brinkley. A few weeks ago we had the chance to inspect a new Brinkley toy hauler. While the inside looked nice we were not that impressed with the rest of the unit. I have cancelled our tour and we plan to spend the rest of our time sight seeing and museums. If you are interested in the new models of Brinkley they are still accepting dates for early October.
Campinghoss@51 08/16/23 08:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Help with Refrigerator Decision

I have had several different rv's and all but the one I have now was elec/propane. My current one has a 23 cubic foot Frigidaire in it and I will never go back to propane. My stays plugged in year round and since my batteries charge while hooked to the truck long distance travel has never been an issue. We don't boondock so that is not an issue either. However if we did need to boondock I could hook the pigtail up to the truck and keep the batteries charged. I never expect to do that though.
Campinghoss@51 08/07/23 04:34am General RVing Issues
RE: looking for a camp ground in eastern N. Carolina for winter

I would do the below for a extended stay. Cg is more centrally located to larger cities and is very quiet.
Campinghoss@51 07/16/23 10:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: The Ark

Second one for Whispering Hill. It is a nice cg and only a short drive up to the Ark.
Campinghoss@51 07/04/23 02:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anyone towing an older Jeep YJ?

I have a 1988 yj also. It is a 6 cylinder four speed. The only mod I have done is put a manual four wheel locking system on it instead of the oem one. I have pulled it behind a 40 foot dp motorhome. I sold my motorhome a few years back and went back to a fiver. But, I now pull it behind my F-350 to the outer banks when we are staying down there for 3 months or so. All you have to do is put the transmission in neutral, put the transfer case in neutral, leave the key in it so the steering wheel will not lock and go. For the tow bar, I purchased a hitch from Agri Supply and had a friend weld it to my bumper. I installed safety chains to make sure it never went anywhere in case. Simple set up. As far as stopping, I can not tell it is behind me in my truck or when I had the motorhome.
Campinghoss@51 03/25/23 11:15am Dinghy Towing
RE: Driver’s license for DPs

In NC anything over 26001 lbs required a B CDL. All I did was download the handbook for CDL and studied it one night. Then took the written test. I also had to drive my dp with the examiner with me. Piece of cake. Since switching back to a fiver I plan to keep the B license now that I have it.
Campinghoss@51 03/06/23 04:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pets left alone in RV at campground?

We raised our two dogs from the puppy stage to full grown, camping and travelling in various vehicles. We also use cameras with sound so we can hear if the dogs bark and also speak to them. We had a temp and humidity monitor as well. The camera was tied into our inverter so if there was a power failure we would know. The Verizon mi-fi was battery back up which was connected to the camera and temp stik. Over the thousands of miles we have travelled and the number of cg's we have stayed we never had an issue with the dogs or the cg mgmt. I would not leave the windows open, rather cut on the a/c or just the fan if it is cool enough and leave a radio on. Leaving the window open will almost be sure to get them barking at something. Bottom line know your dog, prepare and always monitor.
Campinghoss@51 02/27/23 07:11am General RVing Issues
RE: CAT scale numbers hitched and not

(I don't go over 65, and if the roads are really crappy, 50 to 55. I will say tho, since we put on the Morryde independent suspension and disk brakes, it truly helps the ride comfort and the flex air pin box also.) We run heavy as well. After spring hanger breakage and leaf springs giving up we are heading to Elkhart for IS and disc brakes in October. Personally any trailer 40 feet or longer should come with IS. All of our suspension problems have happened within 3 miles of our home so I am not pressing my luck any longer. And no, we are not overweight though close to our max. Stock suspension are the bare minimum rating in my opinion.
Campinghoss@51 02/07/23 06:33am Fifth-Wheels
Tough Week

In 2019, Lucky our Shepard/rott mix was diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy. He hung in there for three years. At first it was just dragging his hind leg toe nails and having weakness in his rear legs. On Jan the 20th this year, it progressed into no appetite just copious amounts of water. He went into the final stages of the disease this past weekend. We made the decision to have him euthanized this past Monday. However he crossed over on his own with my wife and I by his side before we left for the vets. I know I am not alone in the grief of losing a companion for 15.5 years being by my side. I know now first hand what a lot of you have already gone thru. It is tough.
Campinghoss@51 02/03/23 04:43am RV Pet Stop
RE: Washer issue driving me nuts

HE - stands for high efficiency
Campinghoss@51 02/03/23 04:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Washer issue driving me nuts

When we had our motorhome we noticed that some of the cg's potable water was very hard. Our washer/dryer combo would have an off order sometimes. I purchased a on the go water softener and never smelled the off odor again. Sold the motorhome and went back to the fiver in my sig. The washer smells fine all the time now. None of our faucets have any signs of stain either. I highly recommend a softner if you don't know your water supply.
Campinghoss@51 02/03/23 04:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Fifth Wheel toppers

I have had them on some campers and some did not. I currently have them on all three slides because they do work nicely and really help keep debris off. Plus they help from the sun cooking the top of the slides a great deal. Wouldn't be without them.
Campinghoss@51 01/26/23 12:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hwy 15 Indiana

No I am staying in Middlebury. We have an appointment at MorRyde to have our suspension upgraded to IS and disc brakes. Just looking at the route you are taking 31 to 24 up 15 looks ok too. 15 is closer to Middlebury which is one reason I was thinking of that route. I don't mind some traffic but road construction is the pits sometimes especially if there are detours involved. It looks like I have several options. I will look at DOT's construction map for some ideas as well. Thanks to all.
Campinghoss@51 01/11/23 08:33am Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 15 Indiana

Summer before last there was a lot of construction on 31 and also 20. Since Goshen is my hometown, I visit there every summer. My sister lives just off 15 south of Warsaw. True, there are a few towns, but a charming drive and I normally choose that over 31/20. Dale Thank you. I have been thru on I-69 but never used 15. The only pics of the road I could find on the internet were dated so I was wondering. It sounds like you travel that road enough and I value your opinion. I just did not want to get stuck on a road pulling a 40 footer that was stop and go too much.
Campinghoss@51 01/10/23 06:32am Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 15 Indiana

Thanks to both of you for your suggestion. While I am not in a hurry I still don't want to get in a bunch of congestion and small towns with stop lights. I can hit 31 in Indianapolis to I-20.
Campinghoss@51 01/09/23 05:38pm Roads and Routes
Hwy 15 Indiana

I will be leaving the Knoxville Tn area heading up to Elkhart later on this year. I am considering running up Hwy 15 in Indiana once I hit I-69 getting on it around the Marion area. Not being in a rush I would like to take it easy. To those in the know how is Hwy 15?
Campinghoss@51 01/09/23 06:34am Roads and Routes
RE: GSMNP close trails to allow black bears to feed

Should have a guessing contest as to how many idiots will sneak in and get mauled. Amen to that. We were in Cades Cove a few years back and the park rangers had hired around 12 volunteers using yellow crime tape to secure black bears feeding on walnut. Yes the bears were just off the road so getting a good pic was easy but folks were parking and walking back to get closer. Some folks were trying to cross the crime tape. Go figure !!
Campinghoss@51 10/28/22 09:34am Around the Campfire
RE: Not destroying the awning

We spend four months on the Outer Banks. We have the dual stage latitude awning by Carefree. The only time I bring mine in is when we leave for a few days. That being said it has a wind sensor in the tube that brings it in automatically if the wind picks up. The newer awnings are made to withstand more wind than the older awnings. We have had several types of campers to compare it to. If I wanted to upgrade that is what I would put on.
Campinghoss@51 10/08/22 04:03pm Beginning RVing
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