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RE: Frame and tie down damage from unmarked speedbump.

You guys really don’t get it do you? That’s exactly what that thing looks like. A piece of flat asphalt. Yet, it’s actually a full-size speedbump. Speed bumps like this are supposed to be marked with large white arrow is all over them and shrinking in size for about 50 feet in front of them. The speed I was going with the speed everyone was going. They were about half a dozen cars all in a line and another half dozen or more behind me. Must be nice driving out in the country in the middle of nowhere and having the road to yourself, but that’s not what goes on in Jersey City right here outside of New York. If you have ever been to the liberty Harbor RV park that is mentioned all the time on here, it’s right around the corner from that place. You do not drive slower than the speed of traffic or you’re going to get shot. So enough giving me a hard time please. I hope each of you that chose to be mean to me when clearly you can see this thing is unmarked, hits something just as big that destroys your RV as well. I’m out of here.
HadEnough 09/30/19 05:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Frame and tie down damage from unmarked speedbump.

I guess I don’t really have a recourse. Nothing that a guy who is still working and not retired can do. The amount of time involved would probably not be worth it right? So frustrating and unbelievable that they could leave something like that in the middle of the road.
HadEnough 09/30/19 03:56pm General RVing Issues
Frame and tie down damage from unmarked speedbump.

Last year they put in a new speed bump in a place that I had been driving for years and I didn’t notice the speedbump. I was driving out of habit, and I hit it and damaged my frame mounts for my truck camper. And broke the water tank. I replaced these frame mounts And fixed the water tank, only to hit a completely new AND unmarked speedbump this year! This unmarked speed bump damaged the frame mounted tied downs and the frame itself. Do I have any recourse here with the city or do I just have to eat this? Do I have to pay for this frame to get welded? And replace yet another set of damaged tiedowns? I’m a little bit irritated at this point. Please see pictures of the unmarked speedbump and the damage to the RV at the following link. I posted a picture of the frame mount how it should look, and a picture of the one that was destroyed by the unmarked speedbump. Also pictures of the speedbump itself. Pictures of the broken frame mount, broken frame, and unmarked speedbump. This is actually unreal. The truck camper left the bed of the truck. Dishes everywhere. Everything flew off of shelves. Unbelievable impact from this unmarked speedbump.
HadEnough 09/30/19 03:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Asking for advice setting up truck for tc

Don’t forget you can also trick out the truck if you need to. Extra Lifes for the springs, bags, new rims and tires. Mine came all tricked out like that. It’s only a 2500 and they have an arctic fox on it.
HadEnough 09/30/19 11:43am Truck Campers
RE: Storage Compartment Theft

there is no safe storage any where. if a crook wants in he,ll get in. You have to be willing to travel. Or to pay for on-site security. The RV may not be an hour away from your house. It might be two hours. But by changing locations, you can definitely increase security. Especially if you are in an area that is high crime. Full of crackheads. That type of thing.
HadEnough 09/30/19 11:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Storage Compartment Theft

I think it is the storage facility that needs to upgrade it’s security. I would suggest moving to a different one.
HadEnough 09/30/19 05:37am Travel Trailers
RE: full time 101 questions

Mobile homes are built for full time use, RVs are not. Prepare the site, buy a used mobile home and get it delivered. Put a foundation under it and you have a house. This is the right advice. RVs are meant to travel... And we pay a premium for that portability. If you are just staying in that one spot, you really don’t need to spend all the money on a vehicle. And by vehicle, I’m including trailers. Anything that is truly portable.
HadEnough 09/28/19 10:06am Full-time RVing
RE: Anyone here upgraded their headlights?

I have tried this a couple times. I have found no joy. I cleaned my headlight lenses and got the cloudiness off, but I still have yellow, dim lights that I can’t see well with. I bought the most expensive Bulbs in Walmart. That doesn’t say much. They are great on highbeam, but went on low beam, they are yellow and dim still. Can anyone recommend a product that will be bright at the same time it is pointing low toward the ground? Looking for that cooler temperature light. It makes sense for headlights. It keeps you awake. Everything is just more clear with it.
HadEnough 09/28/19 10:00am Class C Motorhomes
RE: The mother of all stupid truck camper questions....

As someone who is talking about the very legal aspects of what I guess is called stealth camping, I would just like to add that I am very excited to do some dispersed camping this winter out west. We don’t have a lot of it here in the Northeast USA. It’s too crowded. Money isn’t even an object for me. When it comes to using my RV. I just don’t like being stuck with a bunch of people at a campground. It’s annoying. Dogs barking, children screaming, it’s too crowded. It’s more crowded than New York City. Because in New York City, people don’t even look at you. You park the RV, and everybody goes about their business. In a campground, it’s a claustrophobic feeling. I can hear what everyone is talking about around me. It’s just awkward in a campground. That’s my personal opinion. However, if you have an entire acre to yourself or something, that changes everything. Very excited to go looking for places like this out west. I don’t prefer City or rural. I prefer to do both. That’s why I have an RV. I would not want to get stuck into one or the other.
HadEnough 09/27/19 04:28am Truck Campers
RE: The mother of all stupid truck camper questions....

One comment for the original poster and the guy from Idaho. You don’t park in front of a residential houses. LOL that’s not how you go about it. Also, you don’t camp anywhere. At all. You have a day spot and a night spot. And you do not even turn the lights on at night. You make no noise in your RV. You go to the night spot when it is time for bed. You go right to sleep, you wake up in the morning, and you leave immediately. That’s how you do it. It’s more of a visiting and traveling thing. Not a camping thing. It’s a very different way to use an RV.
HadEnough 09/26/19 02:01pm Truck Campers
RE: The mother of all stupid truck camper questions....

Getting away with something is not making it legal. All the streets around Golden Gate Park in San Francisco are filled up with "fulltimer RV". The city has no LEO to handle the situation on regural bases and only from time to time they gather a task force to clean the streets... not for long. San Diego rest area at least used to have sign "no parking between 2 AM and 3AM" Guess how many RV left the area for that hour? This I can believe. I remember that park was one of the sketchiest things I had seen in my entire trip to California. Really bad people in there.
HadEnough 09/26/19 01:53pm Truck Campers
RE: The mother of all stupid truck camper questions....

Each state & province has different laws, so you can't assume anything. Forget boondocking in California coastal areas. Basically each city has ordinance forbidding RV overnight stay and they force Walmarts to do that as well. The practice seems to extend to Oregon, Yukon and who knows how many other places. But on our drive to Alaska only few rest areas had "no overnight stay" signs, so we could pull over at any convenient area and sleep well. Canada Information Centers have dump stations and water faucet, so that was easy. Than states like AZ allow boon-docking basically everywhere. I hesitate to contradict your post because I don’t want to tell people they can park everywhere in California. Ha ha But I have to say, in California coastal places, I stayed for about two months traveling around the entire coast from San Francisco to San Diego. I stayed in one campground. Only one night. And that was because of the lack of places to stay along the Pacific coast highway. The rest were all rough parking. I was even able to spend a few days in the Mission district. With the RV and all. That’s one of the hardest places to get into in San Francisco. But I did it. Walk out my door, and walk to everything that was the Mission district. It’s an artform. You just have to know how to do it. And that just comes with a lot of experience. Keep trying. You’ll learn what places knock and what places don’t. I’m coming back out again this winter to do the same.
HadEnough 09/26/19 09:51am Truck Campers
RE: Build an a-frame?

Time for a custom build. LOL When you are done with that, do you need any work building marine interiors ? I have a new catamaran that I built fairly recently. Needs an interior done. I became pretty allergic to epoxy. Been trying to look around for help for this for a long time.
HadEnough 09/26/19 07:57am Folding Trailers
RE: Household refrigerator to replace Norcold N641?

I don’t think there is any more info. Thank you very, very much for that. That really tells the entire story. I think anyone looking at this thread could change to a residential refrigerator of this type without any problem looking at what you wrote. Excellent guide.
HadEnough 09/26/19 12:28am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Household refrigerator to replace Norcold N641?

Since the Norcold 641 refrigerator is so common, I assume a lot of people have done this. Is there an energy efficient, off-the-shelf, household type refrigerator to fit in the same space the Norcold N641 refrigerator fits in? It could be about a foot taller, but not wider. Has anyone made this replacement? I recently swapped out a Norcold 811 which is the same width but 6" taller than the 641. I went with a Whirlpool model URB551WNGZ. The opening width and depth was OK but I did need to mod the cabinetry for the added height of 74.5" for the fridge plus another 2" for air circulation. I did a lot of research before making my selection. One of the main reasons that I chose this model is that it has the (heat rejecting) condenser coils on the back of the cabinet. That means it doesn't have a a condenser fan typical of bottom-condenser designs. No fan means less energy consumption (I boondock on solar) and it's quieter. Having the resi fridge is great. After our first trip out my wife commented that she didn't need to throw out the remaining food after our trip. With the Norcold, it was usually either too warm or freezing things in the refer section. Thank you very much for that write up. I am doing exactly the same thing with solar. Off grid. So I’m trying to find one that not only fits the general cut out, but also doesn’t draw too much. This one looks like it draws more than the one in the previous post. I’m getting about 90AH per day at 12V doing the math on this Whirlpool and using its Energy Guide. How does that compare to your real world use? What do you see per day from this one?
HadEnough 09/25/19 06:03pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Household refrigerator to replace Norcold N641?

I’m not familiar with your Norcold model but we did replace our 6 cu ft Dometic with a 10.1 Magic Chef residential from Home Depot. Thank you. That’s the refrigerator. The 6cuft Norcold. Pretty much the most popular RV refrigerator out there. It’s in almost every RV I’ve ever looked at. And thank you for the reference to the magic chef 10.1. That’s about the right size. Seems a little power-hungry, but it’s a good start.
HadEnough 09/25/19 01:14pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Household refrigerator to replace Norcold N641?

Since the Norcold 641 refrigerator is so common, I assume a lot of people have done this. Is there an energy efficient, off-the-shelf, household type refrigerator to fit in the same space the Norcold N641 refrigerator fits in? It could be about a foot taller, but not wider. Has anyone made this replacement?
HadEnough 09/25/19 07:51am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Electric vehicles. Small diesel generator to charge??

Unless you are talking about charging the batteries only when you have the vehicle parked, you need a generator the size of the normal engine, Plus a few percent larger in order to account for losses.
HadEnough 09/25/19 12:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Not A Joke Top Off With Gasoline or Diesel

5% of the entire worlds output is all the difference is. Plus, the United States is a net exporter of oil now. We make more oil than we need here. So how does this affect us? Slight fluctuations in crude speculation is all. But supply and demand wise, no change.
HadEnough 09/15/19 06:15am Tech Issues
RE: Danger from charging golf cart inside toy hauler??

Not a concern. Cracking a window as you should anyway for ventilation will allow hydrogen to escape. It's lighter than air. Also you have to really be charging them for any major amount to build up. A tricke charge to keep them topped off is absolutely no concern.
HadEnough 09/14/19 08:08pm Tech Issues
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