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RE: Slide out awnings yay or nay?

Our ORV has a 13+ ft slide with a topper. I started using a 8ft pool cover water tube between the slide roof and topper. Works great for water pooling and pretty good in winds. It occasionally will dislodge in certain winds and angle. This year I'm going to use a 10ft one, and put aboot 1 to 1-1/2 of water in it to stabilize better. Can't fill with air through the water port, so glued a pool toy air valve on and fills pretty quick with 12V compressor. Very little water stays on topper, hardly get wet retracting!!!!
TUCQUALA 03/17/20 10:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Glacier National Park Info

Was on Going to Sun road last July, week after the 4th, followed a Dog dually going up and watched a couple coming back west!! Fun time!! Real entertaining when two met, esp for the one on the cliff side!! Saw one along the way with bashed mirror, and one with rear fender damage. Can't say that stuff happened that day, but!!!!
TUCQUALA 03/08/20 12:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Water system for boondocking

Turkey cooker oil pump!! Uses 2 D cells, last a long time, empties a 7 gal blue container in 5-7 minutes!! Fairly cheap on ePrey!!!
TUCQUALA 02/28/20 10:37pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Sinarek closet. Slide

OK, picky people, let's qualify the "manual" override!!! It's an "electronic manual override"!!!! Great nomenclature. BUT, it is NOT a mechanical way of operating the slide. If it doesn't work, ya gotta disengage the motors. Nowhere else in the mechanics to "manually" operate the slide.
TUCQUALA 02/14/20 10:34am Tech Issues
RE: Sinarek closet. Slide

As prev stated, probably Schwintek (Lippert) slide. If the closet walls on the outside have channels top and bottom with cut gears, it is a Schwintek. Schwintek-In-Wall slideout doesn't have manual override, only way is to remove motors to move slide. BUT, there are some procedures to try. Here is a link to the manual, with info on resetting the control unit you can try. Need to know where the control unit is in your trailer!! One thing you might try quickly is to hold the switch till the motors stop when retracting. You'll hear them hit the amp limit. Supposed to resynch the motors. You should do same anytime slide is run in our out. Hold switch for a bit after the slide opens and stops and same when closing. May not be the solution, but simple try. If not, you'll need to spend time in the manual!!!
TUCQUALA 02/13/20 10:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Trillium Lake Campground, Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon

Have you looked at Fair amount of info there and pics of each site, although not perfect they do give an approximation of size. Along with a map of cg (Mt Hood NF site), and the info avail on each site at, I would think you'd be able to make a choice. Just helping!!
TUCQUALA 02/12/20 10:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking For Campground Near Wallace Idaho

Wallace Park is a fairly nice park, close in sites though. Recent upgrades to systems, and opened up some of the really small sites. Busy though, need to make sure you can get a reservation in time for trip. Has tavern and brewery right there, and is almost downtown!!! There are many nice NF CGs down south of Wallace along the St Joe River. No direct way down from Wallace. Can access from east at St Regis, MT and west from the Cataldo/Canyon, ID area. Hardly any NF stuff north of Wallace, but maybe some dispersed areas. Steep, narrow canyons so pretty much vertical camping!!!!
TUCQUALA 12/29/19 11:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Which one is better between the 2?

Personally, no chrome on a high tongue weight trailer!! Any roughness in the coupler, and the chrome will score and flake and continue to scar the coupler. Get a raw steel finish ball, Curt makes them and they can be bought in even higher pound ratings!!.
TUCQUALA 12/24/19 11:44am Beginning RVing
Directv Questions!!

I know that there are many posts on much of this, but I don't want to hijack any of those!! Trying to decide how to do DTV while hosting in a NF campground in Idaho. Have HR24 and H25 at home, and researching which is best to take. Have generator and 450 watts of solar, 300 watt PSW inverter, and no power in cg!! Have a few ways I have thought of to have sat service during the 60+ days in da woods!! H25 requires swm power inserter (AC - 141 watts) but box runs on 12v DC. Would also need swm dish or swm box. HR24 is AC, 55 watts. Can work on on swm dish, but needs b band convertors. And only one tuner unless 2 cables or swm dish (add more watts from inverter!!) King mushroom requires power inserter (1 amp they say), and simple hookup to HR24, or needs swm for HR25 (again more AC watts!!) DTV hd dish on tripod or 18" legacy dish for HR24?? So many ways, and thoughts!! Looking for mental help to make up mind!! I am aware of DTV dropping 101 standard def programming, and am leaning toward the King setup with HR24, but mulling over the cost!!! Thanks in advance for any thoughts and info!!
TUCQUALA 12/18/19 11:17am Technology Corner
RE: Northern Utah and Idaho in 2020

Banks-Lowman road is a good road, twisty as prev mentioned, but no problem for a 30ft trailer. We tow a 34ft over it and haven't had any difficulties. If you are heading west from Stanley area, many dispersed sites (not shown on any maps!!) have been set up on the river side of hwy before you get to Lowman. Bull Trout Lake is neat, and many dispersed around it. The road used to be gravel, and many maps still show it that way!!!
TUCQUALA 12/15/19 12:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Why was the Mexico beach thread moved: Resurrected

Your fault, 2oldman!!!!!!
TUCQUALA 12/12/19 06:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Portable or Hardwired EMS?

Just installed the Power Watchdog EPO 30A internal, and it works great. For me easy install, power into trailer right inside removeable panel, and if we ever were to change trailers, easy to remove. Bluetooth is great, works well with good info about usage. I always check with homemade devices just like others have posted. Even if I didn't, the Watchdog would act if there were problems!!! Installation ease should be a determining factor in your choice. MDKMDK: "you're most likely going to have to exit the vehicle at some point to resolve the problem" How did you plug in in the first place!!!!!!!
TUCQUALA 12/05/19 12:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Need to add a propane line with quick disconnect

Both female and male have shut-off built in to fitting. They are propane rated, and purchased from hydraulic shop. Almost 5yrs old, no leaks - checked annually.
TUCQUALA 09/23/19 05:38pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Need to add a propane line with quick disconnect

Should be simple!! Black pipe female tee and short nipple for the old connection, and whatever needed for the new leg. Only concern may be how far you can move the copper pipes with the new tee and nipple installed. Here is a pic of my connection, just a tee and a long nipple were needed to intall quick connect.
TUCQUALA 09/22/19 06:30pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Grand Canyon Early April

Visited 3rd week of March in 2015, weather was great!! Snow in the higher elevations on the north side, but the south side was clear and warm!! BUT, we visited on a early "spring break" time period, and it was busy, swamped with people!! Might check when spring break occurs around the time you go!!!!
TUCQUALA 09/09/19 06:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Reese Dual Cam HP frame brackets

Get some sheet metal approx the thickness of the rivet heads, make a couple of shims that fit around rivets, and bolt up!! Been using method on 2 different trailers for the past 9 yrs. No problems, PERIOD!!!!!
TUCQUALA 08/21/19 11:51am Towing
RE: Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway in October

Glad you had a good trip "ZIP"!! We drove through 4th of July CG right around the 4th of July!!! Sounds like you were there just recently!! Agree with you aboot Price Creek, very nice CG, and may go there next time instead of in the boonies!!
TUCQUALA 07/29/19 11:05pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
Bicyclist/RV Death

Just read this am: clicky Having just come back from 3 weeks on 2 lane Idaho and Montana roads, I feel for the rider and his family, but also for the RV driver. 2 lanes, curves, and bikes = problems!! Just my opinion.
TUCQUALA 07/26/19 12:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway in October

Yep, I 'knew" that the pass closes in the winter, but forgot aboot the snowmobile peoples!!! And I'm from Minnysoda, land of the Artic Cat and Polaris!!!
TUCQUALA 07/23/19 05:00pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway in October

Renee, only thing I found aboot open/closed seasons was on this site: You are probably familiar with it, and I know it is not an official NF site, but seems to be pretty accurate and useable. During our recent trip to that area, we looked at most of the cgs. Price Creek was the nicest, but at just short of 8 thousand feet altitude, I wonder how it could be kept open during the late fall/winter season as that site states!!! Also, many hunters during that time of year, and they use the NF sites heavily as well as the dispersed areas!!!
TUCQUALA 07/23/19 11:38am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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