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RE: Propane tank question

do it all the time
LVJJJ 02/25/19 08:50am Travel Trailers
RE: A drone while camping

If I see one hovering over my campsite I'm firing away with my slingshot. I can't tell if it's a high end unit scoping out the site or some kid playing around. X2, if I'm playing catch with my sons, that baseball may just fly a little higher than normal. One of the absolute worst inventions to ever come along, good-bye privacy.
LVJJJ 01/25/19 08:56pm Technology Corner
RE: Will it pull my trailer?

I have to chuckle a bit when reading these threads about "is it enuff truck?" For years I towed 24' TT's with a 1/2 ton 1965 Chevy Van (flat front, flat windshield, engine between front seats). I installed a 292 inline 6 cyl motor with a TH350 trans, headers, HEI, 2 bbl Weber carb. The 292 is a low revving tow monster with tons of torque, they were used in wreckers in the early '60's before big block v-8s came along. Step on the gas it just starts out with a low rumble and goes thru the gears very steadily without making a lot of racket. We towed all over the western USA up and over Cascades & Rockies for 90,000 miles worth, got 10 mpg towing and all of 13 mpg running solo. Based on all that I read here it shouldn't have been able to tow fully loaded with 5 people and a 5,000 lob TT, but it did, and still does (still have it). I've since towed with an '88 454 Suburban and a 2005 Roadtrek motor home (3/4 ton Chevy Express) with 6.0 which did better than the 454. Now towing with '94 Suburban with 350 that has to rev high, much prefer towing with the old van but it doesn't have A/C so us oldsters had to go with something newer with A/C. It's a 1/2 ton 4wd but does great with a 5500 lb TT loaded. 9.5 to 10 mpg towing, never better than 13 solo, but I don't care, love driving it.
LVJJJ 01/01/19 11:29am Travel Trailers
RE: $99 buck oil change

Always change my own oil, don't trust anyone else. I also change weights summer/winter. When we're going to tow in hot weather thru the mountains I use Mobil 1 15-50. Winter, Mobil 1 5-30. Towing in Spring & fall may use a mixture of 2 qts 15-50 and 3 of 5-30 to protect engine when working it hard but try to keep some lighter weight oil for easier starting in the cold. The '94 GMC 350 has 150,000 on it so I'm careful to feed it what is best for it at the time. Of course a new oil filter each time.
LVJJJ 12/22/18 04:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Running your propane Refrigerators while traveling?

On to GMC, and yes I have always traveled with the fridge on, for the last 30 years, one of these days I'll find the switch to turn if off.
LVJJJ 12/22/18 04:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: My wife wants to camp in the driveway

We live in a gated RV park in a park model. Our TT, 26' Trailcruiser, is parked beside it and it used all year to travel in spring, summer, fall and as a 2nd bedroom in the winter. It doesn't freeze all that much here in the rainy Pacific NW so I leave the fresh water tank almost full (it's inside) and the sewer hose hooked up to our own trailer dump (takes a lot of cold to freeze a black water tank). So when the grandson stays with us once in a while, he's got his own private residence. During every Christmas season our daughter and grandson come down from Canada and stay for a few days, in the TT. Before Christmas the DW will turn the heat on and wrap Christmas presents out there with the stereo on Xmas music. Sometimes I need a nap and she's got the bed full of clothes to fold (our park model don't have a laundry room) so I go out and stretch out on the queen size mattress in the TT (we only have a double bed in the PM). It's obviously hooked up to power, I installed a 35 amp service in our shed/laundry room that the TT is always plugged into. When not used I have two of those electric airdryers plugged in and a 100 watt bulb where all the plumbing comes into the TT. When it freezes I set the thermometer to 45 degrees and leave the furnace on, propane is cheap. I see no reason not to use it all year. Machines and electrical things deteriorate quicker if not used. So, its always ready to go and we do get out during the winter as you can end up with 60 degree temps this time of the year.
LVJJJ 12/22/18 04:00pm Travel Trailers
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