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RE: RV without a WD hitch

Yes, if you are careful and the conditions are not bad you can do it. Just take it easy at first until you get the hang of it.
CavemanCharlie 12/11/20 09:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Dump Station Observations

4. The last guy in front of us I predicted would have his act together, he just had the look. I was so wrong. No gloves, OK, guess he is a real man. No elbow piece either. HMM. So he attempts to hold the drain hose, elbowless, in the pipe and reach over to open his drain valves. It was a LONG reach and he lost control, major environmental spillage now taking place and he had to now grab his hose in this nasty water with out gloves to get it back in the pipe. Not everyone uses gloves, doesn't take much to get something underneath the gloves. I use the disinfectant wipes after finishing up at the dump station. use wipes to clean the bathroom, etc also. now I have one less thing to stock for trips. Mike Yes, After I dump, gloves or not, I go inside and do a good job of washing my hands in the bathroom sink. I want to leave a little water in the tank anyway to keep the dump valves moistened.
CavemanCharlie 12/07/20 10:37am General RVing Issues
RE: and just like that...*poof*....gone

I read a article (unconfirmed) that said someone removed it on purpose because they didn't like the environmental destruction being caused by people going out to see it.
CavemanCharlie 12/07/20 10:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Generator Quit Running

A I had a Safari DP with Onan propane generator, 6200w on LP, The 100# frame mounted tanks are set up for liquid delivery, the vaporizer? Is mounted at the generator intake manifold, where the carburetor would have been, AFAIK LP from 30# cylinders is strictly vapor feed Not LIQUID, A pressure regulator at the cylinders can Ice Up, from the moisture in the tanks freezing due to the COLD outside ambient temperature and the cold produced by the vaporizing of the LP, the lower the LP volume, the more likely this will happen Also sometimes in southern states in warmer weather you get LP that is more butane than propane,should not be the problem if you filled the cylinders recently, but if it's been a few months, like summer or early fall? Who knows? butane will not turn from liquid to vapor at 13°F, as temperature drops below 32°F, the process slows down until it reaches the point where it stops, the generator simply gets no fuel or not enough fuel to stay running, neither will the heater etc..and the regulator does not have to be iced up (frozen), there is simply no fuel vapor to burn This ^^^ Propane will not freeze. I heat my house with it in MN at temps of 20 below f. But, if you got a bad bunch of propane with some water in it then the regulator can freeze. And, some filling places down south are putting some of the cheaper butane in your tanks and then charging you for propane. I've heard of that happening.
CavemanCharlie 12/07/20 10:28am General RVing Issues
RE: 120 days and counting

180 days. But electricity was connected to the house today. Trailer plugged in.\ THAT changes everything. Should be out of the trailer in the next week. It's over! 185 days total. Last 2 weeks I had electricity but no water. I am now sleeping in the house.....but my appliances only show up today. So for now.....the trailer is my kitchen. Congratulations on many levels .
CavemanCharlie 12/07/20 10:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Bad smell when running heat

My TT has a bad smell from the furnace each time I turn it on. It is caused by dust burning off the the plenum and the plenum itself heating up after it has been setting for awhile. But, it doesn't last after a week of constant use.
CavemanCharlie 12/07/20 10:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Travel Trailer Insurance

When it is being towed the tow vehicles coverage covers it too. For when it is parked I just used the same company (State Farm) and the same agent that I have had for everything else for the last 40 years or so. It is not very expensive.
CavemanCharlie 12/03/20 05:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Future Used RV Market

I hope things change in the RV market. I need a new, used, TT. I keep pushing off buying one because I'm cheap. The market for used ones around here went crazy this year. I hope that something happens to cause it to "Reset". This is one time that waiting didn't work out for me. I should have gotten one last year. But, I didn't know things were going to go crazy. I figure I'm out of luck for at least another year. Time to fix the roof on mine,, again,, and go use it again next year. Worst part is finding a spot. A few years ago it was easy. Just take off on a Friday and pull in somewhere close by. I have a feeling next year might be a real pain. I'm already scoping out places and counting backward from the weekend I want to go. Many of the parks around here are 120 days in advance. You better be ready yo make your reservation at that time or you are not going to get it. Sucks really. I can't tell you what I'm going to be doing 120 days from now. As a farm hand my job, and life, doesn't work that way. I have a feeling I'm just going to need to make reservations and then cancel them if it doesn't work. Cost money to cancel but, if I can't make it there , I can't make it there.
CavemanCharlie 12/02/20 05:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Quiet heater that doesn’t drain batteries ?

As a alternative you could get one of these. They are made for truckers to put in their sleeper cabs at night. You would have to carry a second type of fuel because they run on diesel. I don't know how noisy they are but, I don't think they are to bad. There are videos of them on You Tube. Some people put them in their campers. I have thought about it and may do it on my next TT. Oops, on edit I see that someone already recommended this. Me Bad.
CavemanCharlie 12/02/20 04:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane tank

Can you imagine driving a car like that? Ignore the gauge and wait until you are stalled on the side of the road. Then get out, change tanks and drive on. Not for me. Had a pickup like that once. It had 2 gas tanks with a switch you would use to select one or the other. For some reason the gauge didn't work on either tank. After the truck quit running you would have to switch to the other tank and then restart it. Got so good at it that when the truck would start to die I could bump it into neutral, flip the switch to the other tank, and restart the truck, without ever losing much speed.:B
CavemanCharlie 12/02/20 04:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dump Station Observations

I didn't read all 5 pages of this thread. I don't have a elbow for the end of my hose. There is no place to store it on my 20 foot TT. I just stick the end of the hose into the dump port and then use a piece of firewood (that I had ready to grab in the back of my truck) to hold it down. Never had any problem and never had the house jump out. But, I am not stretching the hose out to the max either. That was his biggest mistake. I have taken to wearing gloves this year. Not because I think I'm going to catch a germ from my own poop. (Which I never touch anyway, after all it is inside the hose and the tank) But, I wear them now to keep from catching a virus from someone who touched the handle before me. They are not a bad idea. Although, after I am done dumping the last thing I do is go inside the TT and wash my hands before pulling away. The whole dumping procedure for me is 5 minutes or less.
CavemanCharlie 12/02/20 04:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV backup camera stuff

I've tried wireless backup cameras for the back of my pickup. You know the type that mounts on the license plate. I've never found one that works. They don't have broadcast enough power to get a signal to the cab of the truck. I don't see how this one would be any better. The last license plate mounted camera I bought was a wired one. That one worked good,,,, until winter came. Then it conked out. They simply don't build a good back up camera for trucks. I gave up.
CavemanCharlie 12/02/20 04:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Propane tank

I have one of those cheap magnetic tank level things. You stick it on the side of the tank and pour boiling water over it. It changes color at the level the propane is in the tank.
CavemanCharlie 11/27/20 05:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Geocache of a mysterious nature in Utah

Art is in the eye of the beholder. This seems like low impact to me. Although there seems to be water there so if the place is frequented by visitors it could disrupt a wildlife watering hole. The trouble with low-impact, and accepting it, then it eventually grows into a large impact .. like a bulldozer. Once someone gets away with C like this, it snowballs. NO ONE should ever get away with damaging our national ecosystems. Take one spoonful of sand out of a kids sandbox one day at a time, and in a month it will be empty. Purdy small sandbox if you can empty it with 31 spoon fulls. I do know what you mean though. Still, let the punishment fit the crime. Remove the thing and if the people are caught make them pick up trash or something. No use in sending them to prison over something that did no permanent damage.
CavemanCharlie 11/26/20 08:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Gone through 5 water pumps in 2015 cedar creek

Since we covered every thing else the only other thing I can think of is Gremlins. I don't know how you get rid of them. Happy Thanksgiving
CavemanCharlie 11/26/20 07:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Tank Vacuum Purge

Ok, I rechecked the stickers. The sticker doesn't Vacuum Purge it says VACUUM PURGED! So, should I assume that the tanks have been purged already and are ready to fill? height=480 width=640 Yes, I would assume that they are ready to go.
CavemanCharlie 11/26/20 07:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Your Natioonal Parks..before they were parks...

Thanks for the post. It was fun to look at the pictures.
CavemanCharlie 11/26/20 07:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Furnace

I resolved the furnace issue. It was a time delay relay that was bad. I had the guys at Panther RV help me out. I know this was years ago but can’t rush into these things. Thanks for all of those that shared their knowledge and experience on the topic. Thanks for letting us know that you found the problem
CavemanCharlie 11/26/20 07:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Gone through 5 water pumps in 2015 cedar creek

My pump is 27 years old. Does it always crack in the same place? At the same time of year ? Do like Old Biscuit says and just cap it off if you don't use it.
CavemanCharlie 11/24/20 05:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Probably going to be hanging out in the TT forum more.....

You know , I have a friend that got a truck like that because it looked good. A couple of years later he wants to sell it because it just doesn't tow well with the lift kit and those wheels. He has a another truck that is stock and it tows so much better that he is going to get rid of the one with the bling wheels. It is a nice looking truck.
CavemanCharlie 11/24/20 05:32pm Travel Trailers
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