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RE: Route advice

The best way in is either by the Bridgeport-Port Jefferson ferry or the New London-Orient Point ferry. Leaving and heading south is not pretty no matter how you go. My favorite before I moved to a civilized area was 495 (Long Island Expressway) to he Throgs Neck Bridge to the Cross Bronx Expressway to the New Jersey Turnpike southbound and then on to your destination. Do not take the New London ferry on a weekend as you will be in winery traffic for many miles when heading west. I took the above route south many times with a travel trailer and it is not pleasant but it is the least unpleasant of all the choices.
QCMan 09/23/21 03:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Moki Dugway

The washout is on 95, not the dugway. The washout prevents using 95 as a bypass around the dugway.
QCMan 09/21/21 06:23pm Roads and Routes
Moki Dugway

Hi all: has anybody towed a trailer on the Moki Dugway going southbound? That would be the downhill run. Thanks in advance.
QCMan 09/19/21 10:23pm Roads and Routes
RE: Tow Dolly Question

Better visibility is never a bad thing! We try to have running lights on even during the day. Seems that big box is close to invisible unless it has lights on.
QCMan 09/11/21 08:34am Dinghy Towing
RE: Extension cord shrinkage

Lay the cord out in the warm sun a few hours. Then start at the RV and pull the cover toward the plug along the length of the wire. I put some JB Weld in the moulded end as I pulled the cover toward the plug and it has now held for many years. No issues again. This is the best bet! I would suggest unhooking the cable from the trailer if it can be done as it will also let you make the best of the job by holding the wires as you pull the jacket thus giving you more jacket to pull instead of putting tension on the connections. If done this way JB may not even be needed but could be used for insurance. When you are done, put a cable clamp around where the jacket ends on the trailer end to keep it from migrating. Happy Camping!
QCMan 09/11/21 08:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Tire pressure monitor showing 10 tires at once

Looking at it once and reading the pressures of ten tires will take your eyes off of the road for so long you will be as hazardous as a texter. As is stated above, the tpms is there to alert you to something wrong so that you can drive without looking at it. Do not use it to visually confirm that everything is just fine. We don't need any more distracted drivers on the roads.
QCMan 09/07/21 01:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Tow capabilities

Don't look at dry weight as it is meaningless. Look at max trailer weight that falls within your capabilities. Work backwards from there figuring payload capacity minus whatever and whoever will be in the vehicle while traveling minus 15% of the max trailer weight on the tongue. Then subtract the 80 pounds for propane and 40 pounds for a battery and roughly 100 pounds for the hitch. You will come up with a very negative number if you start out with a 7900 pound max weight trailer. Work the numbers to find what weight trailer you can really tow.
QCMan 09/07/21 01:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire Failure

The tire told you it was aging out. A look at the date code would have shown how old they were. Probably made in mid to early 2016 would be my guess. Going up a rating will give you a stronger tire. That tire would have heated up as soon as you got back to highway speed.
QCMan 09/06/21 08:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tonneau covers that don’t leak

It isn't fiberglass but it is one piece and lightweight. Undercover is probably ABS and seals well enough that I could have a load of high value products (toilet paper for example) in it and go through the car wash with no water getting in.
QCMan 09/05/21 04:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Question: Drain hose

Seven years and lots of camping with a Rhino Flex. No issues. You will only get a short life out of any hose stored in the "bumper". Get a vinyl fencepost or a hose storage tube from an rv supply or Camping World and mount it under the unit as close to the tank output as possible. The bumper will turn any hose into a sprinkler in no time. Get a good hose of any brand and a good place to store it. You will be very glad that you did. Happy Camping!
QCMan 09/05/21 12:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Spotted a new design for a TH - Wow, Beauty!!!

I am so jealous! Why did I go buy a camper when I could have cobbled one together from a shed and some spare parts?
QCMan 09/03/21 08:09pm Toy Haulers
RE: Tire covers

Aside from protecting the tires they are good for statements, opinions and advertising.
QCMan 09/03/21 03:20pm Beginning RVing
RE: Safety Chains Binding Between Hitch Head & Trunnion Bars

If that was my rig I would have the chain attachment point moved back a bit. That seems to be where your issued are originating. It appears that you have several inches that you can move the attachment point before it gets close to the tongue jack.
QCMan 09/03/21 09:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Safety Chains Binding Between Hitch Head & Trunnion Bars

Been using a Reese Dual cam system since 2004 on three different trailers and almost 70k miles with no issues. It sounds like your safety chains are way too short. As suggested, pics would help a lot.
QCMan 09/02/21 08:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Roaches ugh!

Get a pair of Jack Russell terriers! Nothing can hide from them. If that is not something that would work for you, thy Home Defense. Works like a charm. Spray it in the back of every cabinet and say goodbye to insect life.
QCMan 08/28/21 10:46am General RVing Issues
RE: TPMS question?

TST comes with a repeater. Don't know if I need it as the unit is not long but mounted it to the inside of my propane cover. I like that only the display goes to sleep if there is no movement. We bring the display into the trailer at night and it becomes our outdoor thermometer. Just touch the display unit and you instantly have readouts on the tires. If you can get short enough metal valve stems onto your rims I would suggest the pass thru sensors.
QCMan 08/27/21 01:17pm Towing
RE: Good Sam trip planner to Garmin 770

The trips are in GPX format exported from Good Sam trip planner. If I try to plan the trip on the 770 it cannot find many of the addresses or campgrounds. I have tried making a duplicate of the Good Sam trip planner route by putting the stops into the 770 and for whatever reason it cannot find more than half of the campgrounds by name or address.
QCMan 08/25/21 05:38pm Technology Corner
Good Sam trip planner

Hi: I enjoy how easy you have made it to plan a trip but I seem to be missing something. I download the trip files to Garmin Base Camp but cannot get them onto my RV770 gps. I tried calling Garmin and they claim that they never heard of the Good Sam trip planner. Can you offer any help? Thanks for any help you can offer, Mel.
QCMan 08/25/21 03:56pm Good Sam Club
RE: Good Sam trip planner to Garmin 770

Ok here is how it has gone so far. None of the videos address the subject and Garmin "tech support" said they never heard of the Good Sam trip planner. Has anybody ever had success doing the swap and if so, what is the secret? I have successfully loaded the files to Base Camp but cannot get the gps to recognize the files no matter where I put them.
QCMan 08/25/21 03:27pm Technology Corner
RE: Fan Speed Control

You will find that just about every fan speed control uses resistors, not heating elements as you suggest. Unless the fan is using an integrated digital controller it will use resistors. If you don't like resistor circuits you should look for a digitally controlled fan that fits in the housing you have. I have found some on an internet search but you do not want links so you can do a search on your own. Be aware, to "save" a tiny amount of power you will pay dearly. Good luck.
QCMan 08/24/21 07:24pm Tech Issues
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