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To buy or not to buy insurance?

I sold my old travel trailer after ten years of use and I just ordered a new rig that tops out at $30,000. I never bought insurance on my old trailer because I paid cash and did not finance. I'm paying cash for this rig too. Since I have more money in this trailer I think I might buy it just in case, at least for the first two years I own it. It would cost me around $600 per year with a thousand dollar deductible. What is the opinion of everyone else.
Spade Cooley 06/05/20 11:05am Travel Trailers
RV Park in So. Texas with lots of activities.

Every winter we spend a month or two in south Texas but we have never been to the bottom, Big Bend Area. We always opt for Rockport or Galveston because its closer. Anyone recommend a park in the south end that has a lot of activities? My wife loves the games, dancing etc.
Spade Cooley 02/27/20 04:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Fireplace in TV, Do they work?

One more question. I have a Rockport TT on order and it comes with a fireplace. I suspect it is just an electric heater. If you have experience with this type of unit, does it supply heat to the trailer? Does it replace the usual small electric heater? Do they use a lot of power?
Spade Cooley 02/19/20 11:36am Tech Issues
RE: Moving from 30 Amp to 50 amp in my new TT

Many thanks for all the comments. I think I'll be happy by moving up to a 50 amp system
Spade Cooley 02/18/20 06:03am Tech Issues
RE: ??? MOLD ??? Damp Area. ??? SOLUTION ???

I've been using Damp Rid the last couple of years with good results. It comes in small canisters and you can use it in larger doses by placing it in a colander over a 5 gallon bucket.
Spade Cooley 02/17/20 08:57pm Tech Issues
Moving from 30 Amp to 50 amp in my new TT

I sold my old Travel Trailer with 30 amp system and I just discovered the new trailer I ordered has a 50 amp system. From what I've read I still can power the trailer as it sits next to my garage with the 110 volts outlet. I just plug into 110 to keep the battery charged and to power the inside lighting. I guess the bonus is while in an RV park I can run the coffee maker and other electrical appliances without the usual breaker tripping. I don't believe there are any 220 volt items running off the 50 amp system, I hope. I better carry and adapter, 50 down to 30 in case they do not have 50 amp shore power. The draw back, if there is one, to this new system could be that I will be limited to the trailer spaces without a 50 amp plug. I'm new to this power.
Spade Cooley 02/17/20 04:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Stabilizer Jacks

Thanks for all the help. I've decided to go with the standard jacks just to keep things simple and save a buck. Right now I'm negotiating on the trailer purchase. I used the portable drill on my last trailer until it quit and then resorted to the crank method. Even the crank method isn't that bad.
Spade Cooley 02/15/20 05:57am Tech Issues
Stabilizer Jacks

I just sold my old travel trailer and am in the process of trying to buy a Rockwood 2608 BS. One of the options is electric stabilizer jacks. I have no experience with them. I'm 78 and still find the standard crank up jacks on the four corners easy to operate but would like to hear from someone who has this option. Are they easy to use and worth the extra money?
Spade Cooley 02/14/20 06:23am Tech Issues
Best weight distribution hitch?

I'm going to buy a new hitch when I buy a new trailer. Is there anything new on the market or is the E Z Lift still the best answer? I was just looking on line and it looks nothing had changed over the last ten years. Anything new I should look into before I buy another E Z Lift?
Spade Cooley 02/07/20 07:24am Tech Issues
Toilet choices, plastic vs. porcelain.

i'm in the process of selling my old trailer and ordering a new one. Our old plastic toilet has never let me down. I'm also trying to save on weight and I figure there is about a 40lb. weight penalty in owning a trailer with the porcelain toilet. I would be buying a 6500 lb. trailer pulling it with a half ton Dodge Ram, 5.7 Hemi so every pound counts. But I do love the look of the porcelain vs the Plastic. What do you like?
Spade Cooley 01/26/20 06:02am Travel Trailers
RE: I shopped for a new TT today

When I was shopping and spoke of the quality of the Rockwood, what I should of said was it was a cut above the rest. Nothing is perfect. I'm wondering about how far you can go to customize the Rockwood I have in mine. They have options I want and I can get but there is one thing I do not want, the outside shower. I don't use it and it is one more problem when it comes to winterizing I don't care to deal with. I have it on my current trailer and wish it was gone.
Spade Cooley 01/23/20 08:36am Travel Trailers
What ever happened to RV Park Reviews?

I can no longer find it. It was my go to site to check out RV Parks throughout the nation. It had a big map of the country on the home page. I get other sites that do not measure up.
Spade Cooley 01/12/20 10:21am General RVing Issues
RE: I shopped for a new TT today

Thanks for the help. One thing that bugs me is everything I looked at has draw backs when the slide is in. Either you can't get to the bathroom or refrigerator when the slides are in and when in a rest area or a parking lot it isn't always advisable to put out the slide. The trailer I'm looking at has two different dump areas and I didn't see a flush valve. My old Sunset Trail has an open path to everything with the slides in and one dump valve and separate flush valve for the black tank. I have it all right now so will not be upset if my old trailer doesn't sell.
Spade Cooley 01/08/20 10:03am Travel Trailers
I shopped for a new TT today

I looked at a number of new trailers today. I currently own a 2009 Crossroads Sunset Trail 27 RB. After picking apart most of them due to cheap and poor quality workmanship, I checked on the Rockwood Ultra Lite. The quality to me surpassed even the imagine. Now I need to get busy and see if my 2016 Ram Hemi will handle 6300 lbs. (Empty) and about another half ton full. Then I need to unload my current trailer. I think I'll try local first then go state wide. Trade in will not bring me much. Anyone own one of the Newer Rockwoods? Looking under the cabinets and the fit of the woodwork convinced me of quality work.
Spade Cooley 01/07/20 05:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Possible weak battery, what to buy, 12 volt?

I hired a rv repairman that knew what he was doing. The problem was an inverter that was failing, fan not cooling. I replaced that cheap original with a 60 amp unit and put in a new battery. Everything works and my wallet is considerably lighter. But I'm happy I hired him because my problems are solved. Everything is working great.
Spade Cooley 12/23/19 06:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Possible weak battery, what to buy, 12 volt?

I don't run a generator or boondock so the Marine battery should be sufficient.
Spade Cooley 12/23/19 08:34am Tech Issues
Possible weak battery, what to buy, 12 volt?

I have a post regarding problems with my refrigerator and suspect I might have a power problem instead. This is my second post. I have a Sunset Trail 27 RB with one 12 volt battery. I see no specs in my owners manual. Should I get a marine battery or a deep cycle? The trailer is 9 years old and this could be its third battery. I have a local Walmart. Don't we all?
Spade Cooley 12/23/19 07:01am Tech Issues
RE: Norcold Refrigerator problem

The refrigerator seems to be working properly now. I took my light out from inside the box, replaced it and even it now works. Last night I was watching my 12 volt ceiling lights and they do look dim. I'm starting to think my battery is weak or needs replacement. It should be time. Problem is I'm not sure what spes they call for on the battery. I suspect its just a deep cycle battery and I will go with the size I had. I read my book and they didn't say anything about type or size. 26 pull trailer with 30 amp system. 12 volt. I look on rv sites and they have batteries that are upwards of $500. Yikes!
Spade Cooley 12/23/19 06:34am Tech Issues
RE: Norcold Refrigerator problem

In this park I have now and then tripped the breaker outside on the post. I went outside and l flipped the breaker on and off and the green light quit flashing. I still don't have a light inside the box. This park has had some issues with power. I also just noticed my propane sensor is not working right (flash red instead of green but no alarm going off) and its ten years old so I'm replacing it tomorrow. Morcold N811 Sunset Trail 27RB 2009
Spade Cooley 12/22/19 09:39pm Tech Issues
Norcold Refrigerator problem

I'm in a park on power, 30amp in a travel trailer. I opened the door to the unit and the inside light goes out. I shut the door and the green power light flashes twice over and over. I looked at a guide and it says power or fan problem. I have no idea where the fan is or if I even have one. I never heard it run. I will call the repair service in the morning and for now I switched over to gas.
Spade Cooley 12/22/19 08:54pm Tech Issues
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