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RE: AC on or off?

I keep ours set at 82 while it is under the shelter. I also leave my frig on year round. It is a residential frig however. As already stated on this thread, we have our fiver packed just like our house. It is always ready to roll.
[email protected] 06/15/22 04:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Curiosity of RV Park parking?

Some parks don't want to kill the grass which the levelers would if off the concrete. But the main reason I don't put my fiver over is I prefer to keep the levelers on the concrete. Now if I was only staying a few nights it would not bother me but generally I stay two weeks or more at a park. There are a lot of cg's that were built when most folks had short campers and shorter trucks. I just don't sweat the small stuff.
[email protected] 06/14/22 04:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camping Courtesies

ferndaleflyer's got it right. All you grumpy old men can stay home. Thank goodness a few of us think alike. If all the items in this thread bugged me I would stay home. Normally I read post like this and just shake my head but this one is something else.
[email protected] 04/24/22 06:40am RV Lifestyle
RE: Tow dolly or not?

When we had our dp motor home I pulled a ACME dolly with surge brakes. I towed a Toyota Highlander and a Lincoln MKZ with no issues whatsoever. The ACME will store upright which is a plus in a cg or at home if space is an issue. Eventually I went to a Ford Fiesta five speed pulling four down. I used the Ready Brute Elite system. I never had a problem with any of the above.
[email protected] 04/18/22 04:28am Dinghy Towing
RE: Nexgard or Bravecto chewable flea and tick protection

No one is more protective of their fur babies than we are. We were using Advantix on our small dog. Suddenly she started having fleas and that was within one week of me applying the Advantix. Since the bites were causing dermatitis our vet suggested Bravecto. She has no ill side effects from it. Our large dog still uses Frontline and it still works for him. He cannot use any type of pill for fleas since he had idiopathic seizures. The only thing I do different is during the cold winter months when we are home and not travelling I will put Advantix on Lucie and give her body a break from the pill. This works well and the vet does not have a problem with us doing that. We have not seen a flea on her since the Bravecto.
[email protected] 04/15/22 05:00am RV Pet Stop
RE: Yellowstone with pets

I really appreciate the low keyed, common sense posts on this subject. A lot of times it gets way out of line. Lantley is correct, we have two Verizon mi-fi hotspots. One stays in the fiver and the other one goes with us. The one we keep on our person only has 10 gb but we only use it to make sure our smart phones have a connection. Everyone has good points on this subject.
[email protected] 03/21/22 05:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone with pets

The issue is that while there are the good owners who have web cams, check with neighbors, etc, to make sure their dogs are quiet when left "home alone", those things are not obvious or publicized. So other owners just see the dog being left in the RV and assume that they can do so too without a problem. But their dogs bark while they are gone and the owners are oblivious. If you look at this thread, consider how many recommended leaving the dog in the RV without mentioning ways to monitor the dog's behavior while you're gone. And I think everyone has parked beside an RV with barking dogs enough times to know that "my dog is quiet and no one knows he's there" is not as common as people think. As for web cams, they only inform you the dog is barking when you are checking it. The rest of the time, your dog may be barking at passerby, wildlife, etc. and you don't know. You also have to have service at the RV AND cell service where you are sightseeing. Many areas in National Parks do not have cell service, so there is no way to be able to check on your dog during the time you are at those "no service available" locations. I say all this as a dog owner who loves to take my dogs with me. I also know the frustration of having an RV parked next to me with a dog barking every time I step out of my RV and the owners are off enjoying their trip. Understand but you are incorrect on not knowing if you dog is barking. If our dogs bark, it comes thru on our smart phones in real time. Plus it records and keeps until I erase it. We never mute the fiver cloud cam when the dogs are alone.
[email protected] 03/21/22 02:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone with pets

Its not that the above posters don't believe the rules are for them. It's more a spirit of the law vs. the letter of the law. If your dog is left alone but is well behaved and quitet no one knows the pet is their and no one is disturbed. If the dog is not well behaved and disturb others the rangers can apply the unattended rule accordingly. There is no need to debate the dogs behavior since just being unattended is a violation. Very similar to alcohol rules if your group is drinking alcohol and disturbs others you are in violation. No need to debate how loud or how drunk your group is. In either case the authorities are not actively looking for unattended dogs or alcohol. Only misbehaving dogs and people will appear on the rangers radar. Those who behave will fly quietly under the radar which is the desired result Agree whole heartily with the above. It always intrigues me that some folks think dogs bark all the time when left alone and misbehave. We have a cloud cam and a temp stik in our fiver. Not only can we see the dogs but we can hear them and talk to them if need be. The temp stik notifies us if the temp gets too high in case of a/c failure. The way our cloud cam works we can also tell if the cg power goes off. Both our dogs have been going with us from day 1 and we know beyond a shadow of doubt they sleep and patiently wait for us to return.
[email protected] 03/21/22 06:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fall color trip - East Coast States

Mama Gerties is off of I-40 but far enough away you will never hear traffic. As far as towing your fiver up there, we have a 40 foot with a crew cab 8foot bed tow vehicle. Not a problem going up there. It is steep but you are in the mountains. The view is spectacular on the upper decks. I don't know if you have dogs or not but there is a quiet, clean adult/dog cg in Rutherfordton called Four Paws Kingdom. No one under 18 is allowed so it is a quiet cg. It is further from the Blue Ridge Parkway approx 25 miles. We stay there every other year or so. Driving to the parkway from 4 paws in still in the mountains and also goes by Lake Lure. Nice drive.
[email protected] 03/09/22 01:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fall color trip - East Coast States

I would try Mama Gerties in Asheville NC mid October or so if you can get a spot. Ask for a site on the highest level. From there you are right at the Blue Ridge Parkway and you can travel any direction you would like using Mama Gerties as your home base. Don't try and tow on the Parkway.
[email protected] 03/09/22 07:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rising fuel, will it be any different this time?

When we sold our diesel motor home and went back to a fiver, I had several offers to sell my Fiesta hatchback since it was set up for the tow vehicle. I almost did a couple of times since used car prices are so high. BUT I didn't------now I have to figure out how to mount my fiver hitch on the roof without scratching the paint. The Fiesta gets 40 mpg. It will pull it right??:B
[email protected] 03/09/22 06:53am General RVing Issues
RE: 40 or 45 ft 5fer, any difference

You will not see that much difference between the two. We went from a 40 foot dp Class A to the rig in my sig. I do not have any problem fueling or with site restrictions due to length. Our class A had a Toyota Highlander as the dinghy too. Granted you will not be able to stop at a lot of Mom and Pop fueling stations but that has never been a problem for us either.
[email protected] 02/15/22 04:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Plugged in or out

Always plugged in. There is a progressive ems monitoring incoming power, the residential frig is set on 40 F and the batteries are monitored. I prefer to keep the frig on as residential models are made to run 24/7. At times during Thanksgiving we have the inside frig full, the frig in the garage full and have to use the one in the fiver. Plus I keep a small ceramic elec heater set at 32 for a safety net.
[email protected] 12/19/21 10:15am Beginning RVing
RE: Damaged 5er hitch by backing too hard

All I do on rig in signature is hit auto reconnect. It remembers where the set point was when I disconnected. Also I can see the action when I back up to reconnect.
[email protected] 11/24/21 01:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tybee Island Fine Me Beach

I agree with the original post. My brother who obeys rules got a 500 dollar ticket for having his golden on the beach when they could not even see the water. The officer told him that where the pavement stopped and sand started was the "beach". He had only been there a couple of hours. The cg host told him that was not reasonable, gave him his money back minus one day stay and he left. He paid the fine later. As far as having a clean beach we spend several months on Hatteras Island. Dogs are allowed on leashes and while they are the occasional violators, that beach is clean and well managed.
[email protected] 11/20/21 09:44am RV Pet Stop
RE: Max Pressure Cold vs Hot Pressures - How Much Is Too Much

Folks worry way too much over simple things. Rving is suppose to be fun and exciting. I have been pulling for 50 years. I always set my tires to max inflation as the tire states. I may be jinxing myself but the only tire trouble I have had was the valve stem failed while I was backing into a site and the tire went flat. I expect a lot of tire failures are due to under inflation and the tire running too hot. I am not knocking those who weigh, adjust psi regularly just expressing my thoughts.
[email protected] 11/20/21 09:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mildew pre treatment

Put a few damp rid containers inside in different areas. Damp rid is your friend.
[email protected] 10/25/21 06:58am Beginning RVing
RE: In a quandary

We are both vaccinated and still wear mask in large crowds. This year for Thanksgiving at our house anyone who is not vaccinated will get a covid test IF they want to attend. When I say everyone that is what I mean. If they don't want to be tested so be it. We may be travelling for Christmas so it looks like a non issue for us.
[email protected] 10/19/21 10:28am Around the Campfire
RE: Winterizing Residential Fridge

All I do on our res frig is disconnect the water line from the outside access point and run rv antifreeze thru it. Then I do nothing else. I leave the frig on year round. Along with Damp Rid I leave a small ceramic electric heater set on thermostat in case it gets to 32. You do not want to run rv antifreeze thru the ice maker.
[email protected] 10/19/21 10:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Residential fridge

We have an inverter that keeps our 23 cubic foot frig perfect. The truck charges the fiver batteries which in turn keep the inverter working at max level. We have thousands of miles on this fiver and we have never had a problem. We will never go back to the standard rv frig.
[email protected] 10/17/21 10:22am Fifth-Wheels
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