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RE: Towing in the snow

Regardless of OP, I say thanks for the pointers. We're experienced towing and live well north, but rarely tow in significant snow. I hope I remember it all when the time comes.
RickLight 12/01/22 10:32pm Towing

"RV Resort" is the most verbally abused word in the RV park industry. There are no standards, regulations, etc. As long as the sign painter can put it on signage, it's good to go! what about "High Quality" or "Well Made"? :W
RickLight 11/30/22 07:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

It's all about marketing techniques. Marketing does not equal reality.
RickLight 11/29/22 01:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Harvest Hosts

Their website has a map showing approximate locations of hosts. We looked to see if a membership would be good for an Alaska trip. As above, one night stops heading somewhere else seems to be the best case scenario.
RickLight 11/29/22 12:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Alaskan Camping guide
RickLight 11/23/22 12:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: absorption refrigerator out of level, boiler temp control

You might double check your manual. Mine says 3/6 degrees not percent. In another spot it says "comfortable to live in" which can be misinterpreted but I think is easily understood.
RickLight 11/11/22 08:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacing a Furrion AM/FM Radio

@Gdetrailer I appreciate the suggestions, but not one meets my specs. In fact I've seen and rejected most of them already. And since I'm not an audiophile (but am extremely tech and av experienced) I'll stick with my choices. Everything is a compromise, but we should be able to choose what gets prioritized.
RickLight 08/17/22 12:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Replacing a Furrion AM/FM Radio

IRV were/are used in some Forest River brands, they're junk also. Send it back when it arrives and get a refund. They have the sound quality of a 1967 generic pocket transistor radio. Can you suggest something better? DVD vastly preferred, HDMI not negotiable.
RickLight 08/17/22 10:14am Technology Corner
RE: Replacing a Furrion AM/FM Radio

Yes DVDs are fading, but definitely not gone.
RickLight 08/16/22 01:27pm Technology Corner
RE: Replacing a Furrion AM/FM Radio

Mine died recently too! The front pulls off easily. Since I need DVD to a TV, car units don't work. Maybe an assemblage of components could work but the price would be extreme. Replacement with any quality will be tricky. Jensen is a major competitor, but no better and doesn't do HDMI. I found iRV Technology that is sort of a private label importer but has better features and a lower price than Furrion. A few other brands are out there but none impressed me enough to try one. My iRV31 should arrive today.
RickLight 08/16/22 10:54am Technology Corner
RE: New to 5th wheels

I use my sewer Y with FHU but just move the hose at a dump. Black, then bath gray. The kitchen tank goes last and is plenty soapy to not need much rinsing afterwards.
RickLight 08/07/22 05:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Boondocking Devastation

I've seen a few small areas with similar damage, but those were steep hillsides where tornadoes can't form. The lesson is that Ma Nature does whatever, whenever and don't get in the way!
RickLight 08/07/22 05:27pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: can LiFePo4 be totally discharged (from a dealer)

Modern retail LFP have BMS built in. If I lose 10% life I'm still 30-40% ahead. This discussion is a tempest in a tea pot!
RickLight 07/17/22 04:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Converter voltage drop

I went with a Boondocker (75A for 315AH) because it's output is dialed to what you want. The BMS does most of the management.
RickLight 06/23/22 02:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Best way to travel the Pacific Coast

In spring head north, in fall head south. PNW rains don't ease up til June and restart in Sept.
RickLight 04/04/22 04:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Portable Solar Panels

Any thoughts on what makes the Xantrex worth 3-5 times the price of a similar Renogy?
RickLight 03/18/22 09:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Portable Solar Panels

I worked some aircraft cable (wire rope) into the extended wire run. It keeps the kids and idiots honest.
RickLight 03/14/22 10:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Portable Solar Panels

Portable solar panels = set up in morning (my roof mounted panels are already working), watch over, move around. Go to town for lunch after putting panels away (my roof mounted panels continue to work). Return from lunch and put panels out. Watch over, move around. Near sunset, put panels away. Repeat every day. Compared to my roof panels that almost never work, because we camp in shade. And having a trailer means going out for the day doesn't involve repacking anything. But seriously, I have an AcoPower 120W soft style. 10lbs and easy to store. I don't expect it to fill my batteries, just extend my time without a generator.
RickLight 03/14/22 10:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Extensive Traveling with a 5th Wheel

Our lightweight is inches short of 30' and was fine over 7 states in 4 months last summer. A few mods have made life easier, LFP batteries, generator on a tray, and the usual minor stuff.
RickLight 02/23/22 09:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Internet & satellite tv for full time 5er

I've found the best advice comes from those who do the real world testing and in depth research to become experts. has both free and paid help.
RickLight 02/19/22 07:50pm Technology Corner
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