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RE: Extending Camper Tounge?

Lets get back to OPs original post, He wants to carry his boat in the truck bed. over cab Rack is out for them. They like to do it their way. Low and easy. So, as they questioned, about lengthening the tongue to accommodate their boat, is a reasonable option in a bolt on way , likely cheaper than a n over bed rack. certainly easier for use as they use it a lot. They can design and build it - he has a welder - for you who didnt read the whole thread. I read the whole thread, c frame campers are weak. They break and bend all the time. I would not recommend extending them. I gave options to better ideas. Have you seen a c frame camper or light trailor for that matter fail? I have, and not just campers but utillity trailors. Its always on the tounge. Yes , you can reinforce and weld them as they are. But sometimes they break where the reinforcement isnt. Unless you know the forces applied to the elongated tounge, I wouldn't chance it. But thats just me. You can do as you wish.
Sjm9911 05/22/22 07:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Extending Camper Tounge?

Not sure how a c frame trailor will take the added stress of lengthening it. They are prety flimsy. May be better for the roof rack, or a beefier frame for the whole camper.
Sjm9911 05/22/22 01:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Brooklyn Queens Expressway

The clearances say they are lower then you height. Just a quick search says its passable at higher heights but only in certain lanes. I wouldn't chance it. Accident in the taller lane, now your stuck or worse. But its up to you.
Sjm9911 05/11/22 07:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I know I wandered off...

Well I am pretty sure where the pup people are.
Sjm9911 05/11/22 06:32am Folding Trailers
RE: Leveling Issues

Ah , got you now. I just pulled to a level spot and did the install. If you level the camper even on a small slope, you move it on a fulcrum, rasing or lowering the front, so measurements will be different depending on the slope you parked it on. Measure it on totally level ground and I bet its probably on the money.
Sjm9911 05/11/22 06:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Gas fridge on the move?

I drive with the propane on. Since yours is an older camper , im guessing the controll knob is turning itself off while driving? It may just need to be replaced. Easy fix.
Sjm9911 05/11/22 06:10am Truck Campers
RE: Practicality of non-propane Camper

Two comments: -- NEVER needed a generator. But my largest draw is the air conditioner and I can only do a short time before I would probably need shore power to replenish. -- Would not consider electric heat. I use diesel. Diesel or gasoline are MUCH more energy dense than propane. (And using diesel or gasoline eliminates the need to carry multiple adapters for gas fittings in different countries.) A number of new builds are using a heat exchanger for hot water. Water typically stays hot for two/three days after driving. The systems on my truck are typical of expedition campers. Two commercial examples are: Aeon Nimbl You answered your own question, if you need ac for a long trip, no. If you need heat for a long trip ,no. Of you need lights and a water pump a battery will do. But it depends on your needs, people tent camp with nothing. It almost seems if you had an answer in mind before you started the thread, labeling people as unaware of the options that are out there. A little disingenuous if you ask me.
Sjm9911 05/10/22 07:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Blackstone Owner - Do I still need my grill?

I bring both, the blackstone can cook a steak, but you dont get the char. If im only out for a shot trip, I only set one up. A week trip gets the grill, blackstone and white gas stove set up outside. All have there uses, some cook stuff better then others.
Sjm9911 05/10/22 07:29pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Overnight stop in CT, NY, or NJ? Suggestions needed.

I would stick to the 287 to 87. I would look for something in ny off of 87. I live in jersey. And nothing really close to the parkway. Allair state park may be an option in jersey, but not sure how far off the parkway it is. And I never stayed there. Ny, is probably the best bet.
Sjm9911 05/10/22 04:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Leveling Issues

I am curious as to why your measuring and leveling the camper? You measure the tv for the wdh? After its hooked up you see if its level? Thats one. Two is are the tires all the same and inflated to the same psi? I wouldn't worry about an inch, especially since, it could be anything. But is just probably the small slope of the driveway as stated.
Sjm9911 05/10/22 03:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: 30A Surge Protector Recommendations

Get an ems not a surge protector. Much more likely to have low voltage at a campground then a surge. I have the progressave industry portable one. And as stated above found crossed wires, open grounds.
Sjm9911 05/08/22 08:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: No battery power

What they said allready, check the battery for power then follow the line. There will be an inline fuse or autoresetting fuse (they do go bad). Check to see if power is getting through that. Put a multi meter on your inside fuse, sometimes they look good but aren't. Clean up the ground conections.
Sjm9911 05/07/22 07:14am Travel Trailers
RE: 1983 Midas Kingston - free RV with a locked engine

Have fun!
Sjm9911 05/01/22 01:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Trip with a 9 year old.

Agreed, not much help in the trip area, but pack snacks, there will be frequent bathroom stops, especially right after you stop and get back on the road, lol. Dvds, or downloads a must, rain gear for the kido, and make sure your first aid kit is updated. Kids by definition will scrape something and need a bandaid that has some animal on it. Otherwise have fun, and I second the idea of a campgeound with a pool/ lake, even for a one nighter. Also, make sure the kido is cool showering in the confert stations. Mine at 9 and 10 just started using them. Before that she would never go shower in the confert station. Another, good idea, is battery powered glow sticks, for nighttime.
Sjm9911 04/30/22 05:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 1983 Midas Kingston - free RV with a locked engine

Well everyone I appreciate all of your words - the more harsh and the more laid back! I think I like this forums. I’m riding with the tow driver to go pick it up right now! Good thing you dont have a stupid camper to pull around, oh , wait. You are , nevermind........:)
Sjm9911 04/29/22 12:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: NYS State parks w/ lake picnic areas Not sure if you will fit at the campground, but it is also day use.
Sjm9911 04/29/22 06:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: NYS State parks w/ lake picnic areas
Sjm9911 04/29/22 06:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: NYS State parks w/ lake picnic areas Usally not to crowded during the week, or in june.
Sjm9911 04/29/22 06:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: NYS State parks w/ lake picnic areas

Lake george and the surounding area, has a few state parks, with lakes for swimming and picnics. It depends on really what your going for. Lake george has a large crowded beach, go up the hill twords lake Luzerne, stay around the moss hillock area, and there is a state park there, go up all the way to lake Luzerne for a smaller lake, swimming and bathrooms. Or try something diffrent and look for the feeder canal, a few exits away, has a bike or walking trail. There is a also a beach along that area on the hudson.
Sjm9911 04/29/22 06:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New porch light

I would just use a lantern. The porch light for me is on so ,I dont trip, or if I'm just sitting outside. Its not bright. But If I need more light , a lantern is easy. And adjustable for what I'm doing.
Sjm9911 04/24/22 09:54am General RVing Issues
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