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RE: exchanging propane cylinder that came with TT

Don't rule out operator error yet. I would go to a commercial propane dealer and see if the fill works. Great advice! Don't rely on your local service station clerk to fill your tank and assume they have been trained!!
MarkTwain 12/05/19 01:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: exchanging propane cylinder that came with TT

Personally, I would not turn in a tank that I knew was defective. You might take your old tank to a propane dealer and see if they could repair the old tank. To me, turning in a defective tank is the same as lying and cheating. Suggest you check the cost of repairing the old tank and buying a new one$$$$ Repairing is costly in my area. Always check the mfg. date imprinted on the top of the tank especially if you decide to do the exchange from i.e. WallMart.
MarkTwain 12/05/19 12:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Who has sold everything and started rving for life

Basically you want to become a "snow Birder" i.e. 3 months in Ariz., or Flordia for the winter months which is what I do. Work camping jobs would defeat the purpose of Snow Birding for me. When I retired I made a decision not to work any more or have some one control my life, but rather I choose to live my life with out limitations or constraints. I want the freedom to make or not make any decisions or committments when and where ever I want. If finances are the issue to support your RV style by Work camping, then you have your answer!
MarkTwain 12/04/19 03:20pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Ram box on short bed - ill-advised for towing a 5th wheel?

I think what OP is wondering about is opening up the RAM boxes on top of pick up box itself and not so much hitting back of cab. If I'm wrong, I apologize in advance. Thanks for the clarification. What are RAM boxes?
MarkTwain 12/01/19 07:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram box on short bed - ill-advised for towing a 5th wheel?

Just curious, what is the advantage of a 6' bed VS an 8' bed. The 8' bed eliminates all the issues of the trailer hitting the cab of the truck.
MarkTwain 12/01/19 12:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Have no electrical power and no propane on one side of coach

A long shot but----I had lost power to one side of my 5th wheel, after have the tech check all electrical systems, he went and unplugged the 50 amp shore line cord and then pushed it back on . The problem was that when I plugged in my shore line cord, I did not push it in all the way!!!! Easy fix but another one of those operator dumb mistakes by me!!!!
MarkTwain 11/29/19 11:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wrong Equipment?

But the salesman said it will tow it just fine.. :S Has anyone ever met a salesman who actually owns and drives an RV? :):)
MarkTwain 11/24/19 06:46pm Beginning RVing
RE: Wrong Equipment?

"Everyone is entitled to be stupid sometimes, but some people abuse the privilege" Buddha
MarkTwain 11/24/19 02:23pm Beginning RVing
RE: Wrong Equipment?

Saw this at a rest area in Oregon yesterday. Never saw the owner, hopefully he went to get a different truck... https://i.imgur.com/GgbXoVQl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ILcnWWSl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/I7hUnDol.jpg "Every one is entitled to be stupid, but some people abuse the privilege" Micki Bitsko
MarkTwain 11/24/19 02:20pm Beginning RVing
RE: Question about moving fifth wheel

Hello Everyone, I have a rather unusual question. My 06 Montana 336rlt has been parked on a permanent site for about six months. But now due to repeated problems with leaks around some of the slides I’ve decided to put one of those metal carport style sheds over it. My problem is I need to move it about 3 feet in the curbside direction. There’s not enough room on the backside for the frame of the shed because of the location of the service pole and the pole can’t be moved due to a hill right behind it. Two things that are problems in moving it are that I don’t have a truck with a fifth wheel hitch and I don’t want to pull the slides in if I can help it. (I have new carpet with thicker padding that the slides snag on). So what I’m considering and I need opinions on is this. If I take it off the blocks and pump the tires up tight, how hard would it be to slide it about 3 feet. I would pull one end at a time using a winch or a come-along and some luckily well placed trees. I should add that the surface it’s on is dirt and some gravel and it’s hard enough that the tires haven’t sunk in. So what do you guys think? Will this work and if so how difficult will it be. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.. Correction “I would NOT gamble on your decision!!!! Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen:( I would be concerned about damaging/bending/knocking out of aliment the springs/axles/wheels. Trailers were not designed with the intent of sliding them sideways on the tires. Options: 1. call a local RV shop which will have a truck with a 5th wheel hitch as they have to move trailers around the shops to work on them. 2. Call Good Sam and have them locate a tow truck Company who will come out and move your 5th wheel. In both cases, you will probably have to pay out of pocket. 3. Contact your local Elks RV Club and ask if one of the RV members will come and tow the trailer for you. A $50 tip would be in order. The possible costs of damages by sliding your 5th wheel sideways is a gamble I would want to take, but then again this America and everyone has a right to make their own decisions:)
MarkTwain 11/24/19 01:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question about moving fifth wheel

Hello Everyone, I have a rather unusual question. My 06 Montana 336rlt has been parked on a permanent site for about six months. But now due to repeated problems with leaks around some of the slides I’ve decided to put one of those metal carport style sheds over it. My problem is I need to move it about 3 feet in the curbside direction. There’s not enough room on the backside for the frame of the shed because of the location of the service pole and the pole can’t be moved due to a hill right behind it. Two things that are problems in moving it are that I don’t have a truck with a fifth wheel hitch and I don’t want to pull the slides in if I can help it. (I have new carpet with thicker padding that the slides snag on). So what I’m considering and I need opinions on is this. If I take it off the blocks and pump the tires up tight, how hard would it be to slide it about 3 feet. I would pull one end at a time using a winch or a come-along and some luckily well placed trees. I should add that the surface it’s on is dirt and some gravel and it’s hard enough that the tires haven’t sunk in. So what do you guys think? Will this work and if so how difficult will it be. Thanks in advance for any help you can give. Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen:( I would be concerned about damaging/bending/knocking out of aliment the springs/axles/wheels. Trailers were not designed with the intent of sliding them sideways on the tires. Options: 1. call a local RV shop which will have a truck with a 5th wheel hitch as they have to move trailers around the shops to work on them. 2. Call Good Sam and have them locate a tow truck Company who will come out and move your 5th wheel. In both cases, you will probably have to pay out of pocket. 3. Contact your local Elks RV Club and ask if one of the RV members will come and tow the trailer for you. A $50 tip would be in order. The possible costs of damages by sliding your 5th wheel sideways is a gamble I would want to take, but then again this America and everyone has a right to make their own decisions:)
MarkTwain 11/24/19 11:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Road Trip! BC to California

Disneyland trip! If Disneyland is the major reason for your trip and you only have 10 to 12 days available for your trip, I would suggest you consider flying into L.A., renting a car and staying at the Disneyland Hotel. 6 out of your 12 days will be spent bouncing down the highway. Your proposed 400 miles per day trip is more like a marathon and guaranteed to give you a case of SORE A_ _! with little time to stop, rest and enjoy the trip!! Driving a RV in southern Calif. is a nightmare for me. I will drive 100 miles out of my way to avoid driving anywhere near L.A. And yes I use to live in L.A.
MarkTwain 11/18/19 07:46am Roads and Routes
RE: Full time in the 2020 JAYCO EAGLE??

My husband and I are looking to start full timing. We have been researching the 2020 JAYCO EAGLE 355MBQS. We love the layout but it’s 42’ which seems daunting. Does anyone have experience with this model and any advice on length? Driving a 40' trailer requires a higher level of ambiguity in traffic!!!!
MarkTwain 11/17/19 04:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Time to hang up the keys...(consignment ?)

Keep the MH. Park it in a Seasonal site and keep on camping!! I pay $1700.00 per year in Eastern MA. $2400 -$3600 will get you a very nice spot. You can also buy a lot in an RV resort. Lots of options. This has my vote!!! This is the best of both worlds! Enjoying all the pleasures and fun of RVing without all the driving. I have friends in Ariz. at a nice RV resort park their RV on a yearly basis who don't even drive to the Park but rather just fly into an airport and then rent a car:):):)
MarkTwain 11/16/19 07:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Signing a power of attorney for bank when selling your RV

I have a prospective buyer for my RV and HE is getting a loan thru Southeast Financial. I have complied with all their requests, RV inspection, Purchase Order, now they want me to sign a Power of Attorney giving them control over my title prior to giving me a check. I said I would sign one and hand it over with the title on receipt of the check. They said no check till I sign it. QUESTION. Has anyone done this ? Do I have concern ? ETC. ? BOGUS, FRAUDULENT!!!!!! DEAL. CALL YOUR POLICE DEPT. AND GIVE THEM THE NAME, ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER OF THIS BUYER.
MarkTwain 11/11/19 11:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Filling Propane While Traveling

Where do you fill propane while traveling? I know a lot of campgrounds will have someone that is mobile and can come to your site, but what if you are going boodocking. The company that fills my house tank use to do but now they have a new truck and something to do with increased pressure. My tank are 30 pounds so not that easy to move around. Ed Down load an application from the Apple computer store. Its free. Type in the word propane and it give you all the places that sell propane around where you are located.
MarkTwain 11/06/19 10:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV sites recommendations for Roseburg,OR, Brookings OR

https://www.sevenfeathers.com/ 7 Feathers RV park is outstanding but make reservations. There is a 24 hr. shuttle service to the Casino and back to the RV park. There are 3 restaurants and a great ice cream shop:) Recommend making reservations at Brookings as well.
MarkTwain 11/03/19 11:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: trailer size and campsites in National Parks

When you are looking at Trailers also look at Sleeping bed size, Tank sizes... Tank size will be a major factor determining how often to you have empty or fill up you fresh water tanks, depending on where you are staying. In RV parks with full hook ups, no problem. .
MarkTwain 10/30/19 07:47am Travel Trailers
RE: trailer size and campsites in National Parks

Your Ram truck will work on flat roads and no strong winds. Could be a different story when you start traveling up mountains or driving into strong head winds. If your truck is diesel, strongly recommend an exhaust brake. If possible, I would recommend a Dodge 2500 att least. I get a real laugh whenever I pass a big 2500 TV pulling a little 20' TT up a 7% grade through the mountains with my little 3.6L Canyon pulling a 30' 7000# TT. :B Interesting perspective. In the long run, whose engine is working harder and which engine will last longer without any major engine repairs?
MarkTwain 10/30/19 07:38am Travel Trailers
RE: trailer size and campsites in National Parks

When you are looking at Trailers also look at Sleeping bed size, Tank sizes... If you are looking for solar, note that when it says wired for solar most just talk about a port in the side of the trailer that has wires to the batteries..... A queen bed in a Trailer can mean either a camper queen or an actual queen. Also take a good hard look at the Towing Specs for your rig too. That will have a big factor on what you can buy also... My RAM 1500 will tow 7900, but will it really? with a safe margin? A lot to consider. and I need to have one by the end of next month. Your Ram truck will work on flat roads and no strong winds. Could be a different story when you start traveling up mountains or driving into strong head winds. If your truck is diesel, strongly recommend an exhaust brake. If possible, I would recommend a Dodge 2500 att least.
MarkTwain 10/29/19 09:39pm Travel Trailers
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