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RE: Anybody else have trouble packing for camping

Yes! This is one of the reasons we got an RV. It's packed with everything except change of clothes and a few food items. Otherwise, absolutley everything from toiletries to condiments are always in it. We can "pack" in less than 30 minutes. Same here. Takes 30 minutes if I poke. By keeping "stuff" in the camper camping is relaxing from start to finish.
DSteiner51 11/24/19 07:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: It's called a Tiny Home?

My tiny home is a '15 Cougar XLite 29RET. Makes more sense then what they call a tiny house at a third the cost.
DSteiner51 11/24/19 07:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Questions about pulling a fifth-wheel with a half ton TV

You can tow a much larger, heavier travel trailer than 5th wheel. If just towing with a half ton it makes no sense to get a 5th wheel. This is the kind of advice I don’t understand. 1. Hitch weight is extremely ft aft of factory Recommended CG for ANY truck, 1/2, 3/4, or a ton making it inherently unstable but load it down, hook it up then bandaid it with WDH. 2. Being it is unstable add another type bandaid, an anti sway bar although some are built into the WDH. I would MUCH more be slightly over Trucks GVWR and have an inherently STABLE rig, not relying on bandaids which I don’t have to ‘dial it in’ to make it tow safely. Some of the travel trailer setups I’ve seen on the road are ridiculous and no way I’d tow. I love my half ton 5th wheel behind my half ton and enjoy the tow. Towing is, and should be, half the fun of going camping.
DSteiner51 10/27/19 01:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What good are low point drains?

My last 5th wheel the low point drains had a valve up inside the trailer. I never used them but they channeled cold air up to the lines so if the line froze while winter camping I knew exactly where the problem was. Solved the problem by opening up the area so interior heat could get to them. My ‘15 5th wheel has two lines hanging down with caps on them. I don’t use them and so far... down to 14 degrees F have not been a problem. I’ve forgotten they are there until reading your post.
DSteiner51 10/12/19 05:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Lippert ground clearance issue

I had the same concerns on mine when I took possession of it. 4 seasons later 300+ days and half the time boon docking, I no longer worry about the rear jacks. It is the rear bumper that drags for me. On mine the top of the rear jacks are up nearly against the floor so they can't be raised any higher. Only dropping off a curb would tear the rear jacks off. Why would you do that? Question I have is who was the smart one to design the spare tire carrier so the tire hangs below the bumper? I moved it up as high as I could which just makes the bottom of the spare approx. 1/4" higher then the bottom of the bumper and it still drags at times.
DSteiner51 09/17/19 06:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 15/30/50 SHORE POWER PLUG IN ?

Just get a 50 amp to 30 amp adapter. You plug your 50 amp plug into it and then into the 30 amp pedestal. Easy peasy. and no, a 50-amp RV pedestal is not 220-volts. it is two separate legs of 120-volts, each leg capable of supplying 50-amps. you can safely connect your 30-amp RV to the 50-amp RV pedestal using the 30-female/50-male dogbone adapter My house has 2 120 volt wires come into my main breaker box and a double 200 amp breaker. Farther down are several double breakers, 1 for the dryer, 1 for the range, 1 for the well pump, and 1 for my 5th wheel. In my 5th wheel the main breaker is again a 50 amp double breaker. If in fact my house is 240 volts and my dryer, range, and well pump, then my 5th wheel is also 240 volts. When I use a volt meter and jump between my two hot bars in my RV it reads 240 volts. Horrors!
DSteiner51 07/28/19 12:41pm Tech Issues
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