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RE: TV & 30 ft TT to Mini Van and 17 ft TT

Been busy working on the real camper, leaving Monday. Will probably buy $5.00 gas at some point. :-( While replacing a tire, I found a second one ready to do the China-bomb thing…so I replaced the rest (cuss words). Water tank Cloroxed, TPMS installed. Opened beer and caught up. One post was a shred ugly (discussing male anatomy)…unfortunately the bulge in my pants is NOT a wallet, so forgive me for thinking cheap). One angle on this is DW or me occasionally camping for a weekend alone. She doesn’t drive, nor do the hitching. Another option that has emerged is JUST getting the mini van. Forget a TT to go with it. Who knows- fun discussing. I ESPECIALLY APPRECIATE THE COMMENTS FROM THOSE WHO HAVE PULLED A CAMPER WITH A MINI VAN…and, he’ll, making an EV work…we all like to mess with stuff.
K3WE 06/11/22 03:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: TV & 30 ft TT to Mini Van and 17 ft TT

Quote = Craig ***Reply You are covering alot of ground and many topics in this friendly talk. ***Yes, and am enjoying the broad topics. For me its what do I want, how do I want to travel those kind of things. Yes fuel is up but so is everything else. I used to go to the grocery store and walk out spending only 50or 75 dollars now its 100 or 125. ***For us, it’s the WIDE variety- There are times, it would be nice to have an economy bed on wheels. Other times, a camper is nice. DW and I used to have a 35' 5th wheel 1ton dually. Thought we did not need a set up that large. So what did we do we downsized to a 29' MH. After one year of traveling we realized we made a mistake. Not in the fuel milage area, not is the length area, nor the comforts. We messed up in the storage area! We found out the way we like to travel there was not enough room for clothes, pots and pans, tools that kind on thing. ***Yep, fuel mileage is strongly tied to wind resistance, so 25 ft…35 ft often has similarly bad mileage. So what did we do we up sized to 37' Mh now when we go for months at a time we have room for cloths, pots and pans etc. ***Ironically, 4 years ag, we went from a 27 ft, half bunkhouse, no slide, to a 30 ft rear living with slide. WE REALLY MISS THE STORAGE WE HAD WITH THE BUNKS LOL. (This is a whole other discussion topic!) I guess all that you are talking about really depends on what type of rving you are planning on doing. ***Being redundant, we do a huge variety of things- AND find campers to be wonderfully flexible. The flip side is a favorite joke about the two things I dislike about most campers: 1. Too big on the outside, 2. too small on the inside :). The 30 ft camper occasionally challenges us on state/national park campsites. Either way enjoy ***Yeah, my idea is struggling a bit that mini vans are a but limited on towing capacity. I’m not a member of the weight police, but conversely understand that the 80% rule has numerous advantages, including some comfort and wear and tear. ***I should confess that I have also considered getting a 4-door, 8 ft pickup and doing a camper shell, but that shoots the fuel economy and the flexibility of city parking. ***PS- were happy with our current set up, but it’s fun considering all the alternatives.
K3WE 06/07/22 04:24am General RVing Issues
RE: TV & 30 ft TT to Mini Van and 17 ft TT

Skibane: I was disappointed to see towing capacities closer to 3500 lb. Burbman: Thank you for the very relevant story. KD4UPL: Yeah… but it’s gotta be a little better than 3/4 ton truck and ‘real’ TT :)
K3WE 06/06/22 07:01pm General RVing Issues
TV & 30 ft TT to Mini Van and 17 ft TT

First of all, I’m looking for a friendly DISCUSSION (As if friends were having a beer around a fire.) Obviously, gas is up, but both I and the DW have wondered about “something minimal you could sleep in”. But dang, we sure like the bathroom, kitchen and fridge. Our camping varies widely. I had these ‘crazy thoughts: -A mini van could work as a self-contained camper (No kitchen & bath, but a good place to sleep). -And it could pull a small camper. Note: I have edited this to a 17 ft TT from 19 ft- towing capacity is around 3,500. -And maybe get ~15 MPG towing. -And it’s a very useful and comfortable and adaptable buttocks, cargo, AND grocery hauler for the rest of the time. -Sometimes camp with the van only, others, take a small TT. Another edit- no real plans to plumbing/fridge/stove to minivan. Anyone have thoughts or even relevant stories? Again, not looking for ANSWERS as much as a fun DISCUSSION. Edit #3- Thanks for the comments.
K3WE 06/06/22 04:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Practicality of non-propane Camper

Very simple: Do you want, or need to camp with batteries/no electrical hookup? Typical battery setups fall way way way short on heating, cooking and AC . Being slightly more complicated: 20 and 30 Amp hookups also fall a little short sometimes...It can be done, but you'll have to stagger things.
K3WE 05/07/22 06:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Question about freshwater tank use

I mostly worry about the “always/never” people…as many have said, the water tank can be useful, and there are other times where you maybe don’t need it.
K3WE 10/13/21 04:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping in sub freezing weather

Last year our plumbing froze at 25 degrees (Camper supposedly winter-capable)
K3WE 10/13/21 04:19pm Beginning RVing
RE: Fresh water tank drain.

I have put a little pink stuff in the fresh tank to protect the drain line and the line to the pump. It was not the end of the world to rinse it out. But talking 40 gal.
K3WE 10/13/21 04:15pm Beginning RVing
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