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RE: Your "favorite" BBQ Grill, suggestions

Coleman roadtrip is good also. Bulky but gets hot fast and puts a nice sear on a steak. Bonus, you can swap out the grill top for a stove top or griddle. So versatile.
Sjm9911 10/13/20 05:33pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: 2021 Chevy Steps up the Max Tow Rating

I love the new front end. It was about time for a change. It looks mean, rather then like my grand dads work truck. ( not that there is anything wrong with that).
Sjm9911 10/13/20 05:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fridge/Freezer door opening while driving

In addtion to all that, you said the food was falling out. So the weight of it bounching around may be a problem also, get some small tension curtain rods , put them inside the fridge to hold the food from bounching around.
Sjm9911 10/13/20 09:02am Tech Issues
RE: What's the longest/heaviest you would tow with a 1/2 ton?

This is a hard question. I had a 1500 sierra max tow etc. Towing my 6k lb trailor was fine. But not great. It would tow, just not well over 60/65 mph. Big grades were a problem, i was in the slow down lanes with the 18 wheelers. Addtionally, long hauls were not fun eaither. So you have to consider, distance you travel and terrain. I did NJ to disney last year and between the trucks and the fuel stops i had it, so i got a 2500 this year. Much better, and i can accelerate to pass or enter a busy highway and also stop way faster. For me it was worth the peice of mind. Could the 1500 tow it, sure, but it wasn't fun.
Sjm9911 10/13/20 08:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fuelly mileage of the big three diesels

Saving a mile per gallon is fun to talk about but if your needing to calculate it for savings, its probably a good idea not to get a camper. I really dont care about mileage, just that i can tow it safely. Sure, if you can have a dedicated tow vehicle then MPG's don't matter, but when your not camping and towing your trailer the other 300+ days a year, then MPG can be important. I drive close to 35-40K a year so an extra 1 MPG or so might be beneficial. That all depends, lol. My 2020 2500 gasser gets better millage then my 2014 jeep wrangler unlimited. I use the 2500 more now and may sell the jeep. Yea, if i was driving that much i would look into a small honda or something. You cant save money on fuel with a big truck. Just not going to happen. And getting a second car would save on maintenance also. Me , i cant fit into anything smaller, the jeep is almost too small. So its not good for long rides anyway.
Sjm9911 09/30/20 04:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: One night stays and black/grey tanks

It shouldent get that full on one night , let it ride, dump on the second. Dont over think it.
Sjm9911 09/30/20 03:05pm Beginning RVing
RE: Are the campgrounds full in your area?

Im booking for next year and am finding parks full. The northeast pa, nj , ny area is usally packed anyway, but now more so. Lots are booking and dropping reservations also, it will get better when when stuff starts opening up, but utill then book early.
Sjm9911 09/30/20 03:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Winterizing Travel Trailer

Use the antifreeze. Using air can work, but sometimes it dosent get all the water out, then it settles and crack. This, as stated happens around the water pump also. My buddy was a air guy for 20 ywars untill he split his water pump one year. Also, dont forget to take care of or remove the batteries.
Sjm9911 09/30/20 02:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fuelly mileage of the big three diesels

Saving a mile per gallon is fun to talk about but if your needing to calculate it for savings, its probably a good idea not to get a camper. I really dont care about mileage, just that i can tow it safely.
Sjm9911 09/30/20 02:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer Brakes Shorting Out - Controller shows overload

I had the low vtage thing on my 10 year trailor, i didnt have the option of another tow vehicle. So consider yourself ahead of the game. I changed and redid all the grounds, re-did all the connections. I eventually had to rewire. Do that first, not that hard. I wasted a few days troubleshooting and not doing. After you check the grounds. That is unless your good woth a meter, bit then the problem cluld be while your rolling and may not be a problem while its sitting. And dont forget the e break switch eaither.
Sjm9911 09/29/20 10:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Camping experiences

Playing devils advocate here, give them a bit of time , you dont know there situation. I get thats ots disrutive to your vacation, bit sometimes stuff happens.
Sjm9911 09/29/20 09:58pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Are My Tanks Really Empty?

Fill up your fresh water tank, and run off of that with your pump. Dont run off your direct hose hook up, that will tell you a lot. Check the tanks after you use up your fresh water tank. And yea, most sensores are unreliable. I bought used, they never droled under 1/3 full in 2 years.
Sjm9911 09/29/20 09:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Sewer hose?

Ah, thought he was mounting one somewhere. Didnt know it was in a compartment.
Sjm9911 09/23/20 04:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Sewer hose?

If the pipe goes the with of the camper ( most do) and your only getting 5 foot of waste hose in, something is wrong. Is it binding up or is something else in there? How did you mount it? Is it hitting a screw?
Sjm9911 09/23/20 02:07pm Truck Campers
RE: 2020 Chevy 3500 DRW first impressions towing

Good luck with it. And yes I get the inside stuff. Its amazing that they add stuff like the front flip up bench, like its something new. They had that standerd in the trucks like 20 years ago, lol. Seats are less confterble also. Dont worry about the break in period, i didnt.
Sjm9911 09/23/20 07:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Multiple blowouts in short time

Just curious, when was the last time you checked, repacked the bearings?
Sjm9911 09/23/20 06:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water lines

Bypass the water heater, or you will need a lot of air.
Sjm9911 09/18/20 06:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Portable Wind Turbine as a power supplement?

You are overthinking it. Get a better solar set up and a generator if you need that much power, the added weight wiring etc of a turbine is probably not going to add anything of value to your set up.
Sjm9911 09/18/20 10:03am Tech Issues
RE: How much do you really need?

I don't tow anything that i can overload. Ots easy to say i will not tow with full tanks etc. But it does come up, so i would definitely add the weight for full tanks, so waste water, reguler water , propane etc. After adding rhat it add you stuff. Then see how close your are. You will be surprised how much stuff you buy and it all adds weight. I seem to get a new something or other each year, and never get rid of anything. I rather tow a lighter camper then suck wind up a hill. Not saying it cant be done, just not worth it.
Sjm9911 09/18/20 09:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: TT tire pressure - sticker or tire PSI?

Rotate it out to the spare. Get 1 tire, 3 years should be fine, just check the pressure on them before heading out on a trip.
Sjm9911 09/15/20 10:45am Travel Trailers
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