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RE: 5th Weel vs. TT - Length Off Tow Rig

My last travel trailer was 31 feet tongue to bumper, and my current 5th wheel is 35 feet overall. The effective length for both on my truck is almost exactly the same at just under 52 feet. The distance from the bumper to the centre of the trailer axles is also close-within a foot if I remember right. About right for us too. We had a 31' Komfort TT and traded in for our current 35'5" FW. We're about 53' and still get into the same places we did before.
ReneeG 07/25/21 02:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 5er, fresh water

If you can use a funnel to put bleach in your tank, why can't you use a funnel to put fresh water in from a bucket? The bleach is not just added with a funnel. As explained in my original post, the bleach is added to my fresh water hose with a funnel. The hose is then connected to a water spigot which is pressurized from my house and the water forces the bleach from the hose to the fresh tank. It’s my understanding that just trying to pour water into the inlet on the trailer does not have sufficient pressure to flow into the tank. Many new trailers ( including mine) have no gravity fill inlet. That is why an external pump is needed to fill it if there is no city water connection. Thanks for the explanation.
ReneeG 07/23/21 07:20am General RVing Issues
RE: America the beautiful

I don't see anything either.
ReneeG 07/23/21 07:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Yosemite questions

We did a monthlong trip May/June of 2020 from Tucson. September would probably be decent for weather. If you wait until all the kids are back in school {a good thing} you will be pushing the weather envelope as fall/winter comes early. be prepared for all sorts of weather, we had snow flurries and temps in the low 30's all day on June 4th... just sayin. We have friends in Angel Fire NM so started our trip at their place for a few days and then went north through Colorado to Wyoming. Crossed WY from south east to northwest stopping in Cody. The Wild west museum there is amazing g and a must see. This brought us into the park at the east entrance and we had reservations just outside of the west entrance which was ideal. I recommended Grizzly RV in West Yellowstone, a nice RV park just half a mile from the west entrance to the park. We got a great preview of the park coming in from Cody and when your daily visits start at the west entrance you can beat a lot of traffic as there are several road options as you enter. If you come in from the south you will sit in line for an hour or so just to get in. Start your days as early as you can to help avoid the worst of the crowds and go back late in the day if you have not had enough. The best wildlife viewing is early morning/evenings. Do NOT miss the Grand canyon of Yellowstone, probably the most spectacular area of the park. When you head home allow a couple of days at least for Grand Teton NP and the Jackson area. Heading southwest from Jackson follow the Snake River Canyon down into Idaho, one of the most spectacular roads I've ever had the pleasure of driving. I hope you have half as much fun as we did, the entire trip was awesome. Good luck. Here is a shot of one of the falls in the Grand Canyon section of Yellowstone: https://i.imgur.com/UT2nTFIl.jpg This Was taken in Grand Teton NP. We tow the bike in our cargo trailer behind our 24' Class C. If you want the ultimate National Park experience {in any NP} see them from the back of a bike... but I digress: https://i.imgur.com/idGFs0ll.jpg :B Love your trip report, but the OP asked about the other Y park - Yosemite.
ReneeG 07/22/21 09:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fuel Mileage on 8.1 Workhorse

Single digits.. I had to chuckle at this answer due to our past situation. We HAD a gas truck to tow our 35' FW, got 7mpg!! 7 . . . switched to diesel and in the double digits now.
ReneeG 07/22/21 09:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New 5er, fresh water

If you can use a funnel to put bleach in your tank, why can't you use a funnel to put fresh water in from a bucket?
ReneeG 07/22/21 09:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Sheridan Wy to horseshoe bend campground near Lovell Wy

14A is definitely steep and winding on the Lovell side. We took 14 years back towing a 27' TT with our F250 from Greybull to Sheridan over the summit and had no problems. I wouldn't hesitate taking the same route with our current F350 and 35' FW. It's definitely better than 14A.
ReneeG 07/22/21 09:01am Roads and Routes
RE: 6.8 3-valve towing FW

Devo the Dog - nice truck. Wish we had the foresight in 1999 to buy a new V10 1 ton dually. We probably would still have it.
ReneeG 07/22/21 08:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Honda Gen EU2000i and EU2200i Companion

May cause damage to things plugged in. Does not say it will damage the generator. Am I hearing that correctly? Check the voltage and may be OK? That's what I read.
ReneeG 07/20/21 06:55am Tech Issues
RE: 6.8 3-valve towing FW

When we first purchased our FW in 2010, we towed for a year with our '99 F250 6.8L V10 4.3 rear axle. It was a short bed and SRW. The towing power was good, but lacked power. What may have been the problem was the short bed and SRW. We added air bags, but those kept failing. The FW ( 13K fully loaded ) was too much for it. It towed, slowly, but steadily, up hill, but was sometimes a challenge descending those same grades. All that was our reason for upgrading to a diesel and we never looked back.
ReneeG 07/20/21 06:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Opinions on 5th Wheels with Island Kitchens

We have a FW, purchased new in 2010 and purposely selected one without an island BECAUSE - we stop often at rest stops to eat or spend the night. With the slides in we can access the fridge, stove, sink, shower, toilet, and even get on the bed. If we had one with an island, either the sink or stove or partial fridge may not have been accessible. Before we purchased, we had all the dealers bring in the slides and out again for us so we can envision stopping over. Prior to this FW, we had a TT that the fridge was behind the slide and the kitchen was not accessible due to an island that jutted out. We had to pack our lunch for traveling in a cooler and had to squeeze into the trailer to even sit on the recliners at a rest stop. We could get to the bathroom and bed though.
ReneeG 07/18/21 11:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire covers

We always cover with a white vinyl, fleece lined cover and have never had a problem, BUT - about 12 years ago we had our tires covered too and the tires cracked on the side that got the most sun. They were a different brand so I wonder if that is it?
ReneeG 07/18/21 11:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Article - Best Campground in Every State

Even from a tenter's point of view, we would not want to stay in a crowded campground, as most listed seem to be. We have a FW, tent trailer, and complete tent setup with cots and air mattresses, and use them depending on where we are going. We still prefer remote spacious campgrounds even when we tent camp.
ReneeG 07/17/21 12:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Honda Gen EU2000i and EU2200i Companion

Per Honda: EU2200i and EU2000i Parallel Operation The EU2200i are only compatible with EU2000i or EU2000i Companion models within a specific serial number range: EAAJ-2017305 through EAAJ-9999999 EACT-1000001 through EACT-9999999 Connecting an EU2200i with an EU2000i or EU2000i Companion that is not within the compatible serial range above may cause a low voltage output, which can damage tools and appliances powered by the generators. Units outside the compatible serial number range should only be paralleled with another EU2000i. Here's the link to that information
ReneeG 07/16/21 08:58am Tech Issues
RE: Water Pump Keeps Running

Thanks for following up and letting us know. So often we don't hear back. I think that's because people don't want to admit to feeling dumb.... I'm so used to it that it's like second nature :) Could be, but we all learn from mistakes!
ReneeG 07/15/21 02:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda Gen EU2000i and EU2200i Companion

Honda says no...but you can. Many have and do do it. Interesting. That's the knowledge we were going off of, from Honda. Probably negates any warranty on the 2200.
ReneeG 07/15/21 01:36pm Tech Issues
RE: I refuse to double tow.

I thought I'd seen it all with how ATV's are loaded, but that takes the cake!
ReneeG 07/15/21 01:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Water Pump Keeps Running

Thanks for following up and letting us know. So often we don't hear back.
ReneeG 07/15/21 01:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Water Pump Keeps Running

May not be the same issue, but we had that on a trip two years ago. Hubby found the problem was a clogged filter leading to the pump. He took it out, cleaned it, replaced it and it works.
ReneeG 07/15/21 09:18am Tech Issues
RE: Article - Best Campground in Every State

They picked Devil’s Lake State Park in Wi? Picturesque maybe. We never stayed there but drove thru it to check it out a couple years ago. IMHO the place is a crowded zoo, campsites way too close. bathroom was a total mess. Maybe tenters like the "security" of being packed into a campground. The CG selected in Idaho is the same. As RVers that prefer boondocking with a sporadic CG stays, we stay away from THAT CG. Yet, I've spoken to several other fellow local RVers that have not heard of any of the places we camp, yet wait in line to get into one of the Redfish lake CGs.
ReneeG 07/14/21 08:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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