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RE: 35-foot fiver in Grand Canyon Mather?

Two hands: I've camped in Trailer Village, but I would rather be in Mather if it is still possible.
RoyF 09/21/20 06:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
35-foot fiver in Grand Canyon Mather?

Some ten years ago, I camped at Grand Canyon Mather with a 35-foot (including hitch) fifth-wheel. I showed up with no reservation, the Mather check-in person assigned me to a pull-through, and I had no problem. I realize that today you have to have a reservation. But the on-line information is not very helpful, and I imagine that if I call for reservations then I will be talking to someone who is just looking at a computer screen. The sites all have limits of "30 feet or less". Question: Have any of you recently been able to get into Mather with a 35-footer? Have any of your reserved a pull-through that you could not get into with a 35-footer?
RoyF 09/21/20 03:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fridge Assistance and Troubleshooting

If it's a 2020 on warrenty then I would contact Norcold about a replacement.
RoyF 09/18/20 06:33am Tech Issues
What discount to expect on special-ordered truck?

I am hoping to trade my 2008 F350 diesel for a new truck in 2021. My wife's hip problem makes it very difficult for her to climb up into a four-wheel drive. All the trucks on local dealer's lots are four-wheel drive. Getting a two-wheel drive truck means placing a special order. I want to be able to talk (more or less) intelligently about price with a dealer. Does anyone have a idea about what kind of discount off the sticker price I might expect? (I know to start by asking or more than I expect.) Buying a new $70,000+ truck is not something that I do every day.
RoyF 09/09/20 03:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: More room in the Refrigerator for the important stuff.

As long as we are on the subject of lettuce, wrap a length of paper towels around the head. The lettuce will stay moist for days without getting soggy the way it does when wrapped in plastic.
RoyF 09/07/20 07:05pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Cruise control not engaging

This happened on my Chrysler automobile, but it might apply to a motorhome. The "check engine" light came on for short time then went out. After that, the cruise control would not engage. Local mechanic found a brake sensor in the anti-skid system that was bad. Replacing the sensor fixed both the cruise control and the anti-skid system.
RoyF 09/02/20 01:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Absorption refrigerator cool down time

I've never tried to check it by the hour. I turn mine on the day before loading and it is always down to mid-thirties by the next morning. Meanwhile, the food to be loaded is being precooled in the frig at home. Mine is a 8-cu.-ft. Norcold, in its 13-th season of use.
RoyF 08/31/20 10:26am Truck Campers
RE: TT Tire Recommendation

I put on one Sailun on the fifth-wheel in 2015 (to replace a LT blowout). Finally retired it (tread getting thin) last year. Starting using Carlisle ST (load range F) tires in 2016. I have had no problem of any kind with either of those brands. I am now using four new Carlisles. (We average about 8,000 miles per year towing.) I previously used LT tires and had three blowouts with them, so I am not in the "ST tires are no good" camp.
RoyF 08/20/20 03:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pump when hook up to city water

I'm not a hydralics expert, but I guess that if pressure from the pump is greater than pressure from the city line then the pump will send water not only to your tap but also back into the city line! (But maybe there is a valve in the city line that prevents backflow.) Have you tried turning city water off and using the pump only? I think that you had better keep your freshwater tank topped up, even it takes hours to do so.
RoyF 08/17/20 08:01am Tech Issues
RE: Utah, Highway 12 Advice

I have driven that road twice with a fifth-wheel and don't recall any 12% grades, but maybe I was just too engrossed in the wonderful scenery to notice anything else.
RoyF 08/15/20 01:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: tire changing jack

I carry a bottle jack, but I find that my Ford F350's jack is a lot easier to use because it is raised with a long crank handle that I can operate without being underneath the trailer. (Each trailer tire supports roughly 2,000 lbs. so the F350 jack is not overloaded.)
RoyF 08/08/20 06:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Worn inside Tires

Like RAS43, I had axles straightened with good results. Can't remember how long ago, so it has been several years. I live on a dead end street and used to turn the fiver around by backing into a vacant lot, and that involved backing over the curb. After getting the axles straightened I stopped bringing the fiver home for pre-trip loading. Tires are now wearing evenly, so I have reason to believe that backing over a curb (not once but several times) was the cause of the problem.
RoyF 08/03/20 08:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: charging batteries

If the batteries are connected in parallel then the two positive posts are directly connected to each other, so a connection to one positive is a connection to both. The same goes for the negative posts. So connecting to the positive and negative of just one battery will charge both.
RoyF 07/26/20 07:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: water line vibration

Some pumps vibrate more than others. My original equipment pump made a lot of racket. After a few years I though it was getting weak, so I replaced it. The new pump is much quieter.
RoyF 07/24/20 07:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Loading the rig and freezer...

We have the same refrigerator in our 2008 Hitchhiker II, and it also keeps things cold on 90-degree+ days. You may have prettied up things for the pictures (which look great), but my refrigerator has a few mini-bungie cords hooked to the shelves so that items won't spill out when I open the door.
RoyF 07/24/20 10:26am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Yellowstone Bridge Bay

30 feet combined is probably right for that campground. I think it is designed for tents or pop-ups.
RoyF 07/22/20 07:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Ram is awsome!

Elapsed time 10 hr 36 min. I wonder what the total time including stops could have been? About 50 years ago (I may have been younger then) I traveled 660 miles in 11 hours which included one fuel stop. Food consisted of potato chips and apples eaten while moving. This was pre-interstate, so I had to slow for the occasional town.
RoyF 07/09/20 02:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Recommendations for Moab campground

If Deadhorse SP is full, we have used Horse Thief, a BLM campground on the road into Deadhorse.
RoyF 06/15/20 09:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lp stove not percolating coffee

Sounds like a blockage somewhere in the line. Do you get good gas pressure to the furnace? If yes, do you get good flow to the oven? (I am assuming that you have low pressure.)
RoyF 06/13/20 07:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: % bleach to sanitize fresh water tanks

After draining the bleach, I suggest adding a cup or two distilled vinegar when you refill the tank. Drain again and refill with water only.
RoyF 05/31/20 04:47pm Beginning RVing
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