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RE: Charging batteries with a small generator

You should be able to camp for days on one battery with a gas refrig. My experience is that you can get one night per battery. When I camped with one battery, I had to recharge every day. When I upped that to two batteries, I only had to recharge every other day. (Solar greatly extended that however. Later, much later.) We camp for a weekend regularly on one 12v battery, Friday to Monday. But... we are really careful with it. About the only things the battery is running is the electronics for the frig (gas frig), water pump, and that's about it. We use camping lanterns in the camper, take "Navy" showers, use lights very sparingly.
Tvov 06/06/23 04:56am Tech Issues
RE: Trouble Finding a Campsite at National Parks

So rkwalter... are you related to that "app"? Just curious.
Tvov 06/05/23 04:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Charging batteries with a small generator

Is there any way you can get a gas refrig installed? Seems like that would make everything easier. You should be able to camp for days on one battery with a gas refrig. Speaking of which - what about heating the camper? If you have an onboard forced air gas heater, the blower can use more power than you might think. If you have an electric heater - your battery may not last the night.
Tvov 06/05/23 04:13am Tech Issues
RE: Airstreams are Aluminum these are like a Swedish Sauna

I think I am missing something. How is this connected to Airstream?
Tvov 06/01/23 04:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Fifth wheel Jerking with gas truck... not as noticeable

Did you check all the wiring in the 5th wheel? Especially the brake wiring? Maybe there is some sort of odd cross connection or something going on. Kinda sounds like the brakes are pulsing?
Tvov 05/25/23 04:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is it better to be hooked to short power in storage? or not?

I disconnect and shut everything down between trips, unless it will only be a week or two before the next trip. I disconnect the battery when not using the TT. I usually reconnect shore power about 3 days before a trip, and that is enough to get the battery charged up and the frig cooled down and filled up. I know people who leave everything hooked up all the time, and it works fine for them. I think it is whatever you want to do.
Tvov 05/23/23 04:57am Travel Trailers
RE: New to Travel trailers

"Is there brands that offer shell campers? " What do you mean by "shell camper"? My first thought about "shell" would be a truck camper or slide in camper on a pickup truck, but that doesn't match what you are looking for.
Tvov 05/22/23 04:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Rain bow

That video is from a year ago, and from Ford of Europe. I don't think it has any relationship to Bud Light.
Tvov 05/19/23 04:46am Around the Campfire
RE: Picking out good camping chairs

So.... dgallaway, what kind of camper do you have? How long have you been camping? How long have you been working for a camping chair company?
Tvov 05/15/23 04:37am Beginning RVing
RE: Can you identify this equipment and/or beer can ?!?...

Welcome to the forum, but.... that is an odd post. So, what is the story behind you not being able to just ask your "bud" what that is? I'm half expecting this to be some sort of advertising post.
Tvov 05/07/23 08:09am Around the Campfire
RE: ez pass/toll pass placement on class A

We have two NYS issued E-ZPass transponders for our motorhome, one coded for just the motorhome, and one coded for when we're towing our toad. Other E-ZPass states have never had a problem reading the currently used transponder, and the NYS Thruway charges us passenger car per axle rates under their "Motorhome Plan" instead of the higher "tall vehicle" per axle rates. I need to check, but with my New Jersey EZPass my pickup truck is listed as might be towing, or something like that. As far as I can tell the EZPass charges me for the TT if I am towing, and charges me as a regular vehicle if not towing. What seems really odd to me is the other poster who said the toad has to be accounted for differently than a trailer, since it has a motor or something? If you are towing a vehicle, than it should just be considered a "trailer" (or towed object?). But then there would probably be less fees by doing that...
Tvov 04/22/23 07:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: ez pass/toll pass placement on class A

My I-Pass automatically refills when my balance hits $10, so I never worry about running out. Same here. My EZPass is connected to my credit card, just automatically maintains whatever need to be maintained. There is no running out or refilling. I thought all toll passes were setup like this.
Tvov 04/22/23 07:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Washing the exterior of our TT

I use car wash, usually Turtle Wax Zipwax. One thing to remember with "car wash" soap is that you shouldn't wash the rubber roof with it. Most car washes have petroleum distillate in them, which can affect the rubber roof material. This is just what I've always heard.
Tvov 04/19/23 04:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Deep cycle batteries

I use it for lights and refrige while boondocking. Refrige running on gas. How long are you boondocking on average? We usually go to a couple state parks that do not have hookups, and our battery easily lasts 2 nights and days - just remember to only use lights when you really need to. And we get our batteries from.... Walmart! Yep. Work fine. If I was regularly "boondocking" for like a week at a time, yes I definitely would get whatever is the best battery. Which from my understanding would be a twin 6 volt battery setup. On the other hand, we also have a Honda EU generator we can run (if allowed) which means the battery just has to last through the night.
Tvov 04/16/23 04:54am Tech Issues
RE: Tree Pruning

Have you used chainsaws before? A simple hand saw would work great if the branches aren't too thick and there aren't that many of them. "type"? Do you mean make and model? Have you looked at "pole pruning saws" if you are just doing some branches?
Tvov 04/11/23 04:41am Truck Campers
RE: Walmart overnight parking

.... Well moderators, here comes another left leaning post, to counter some from the right; Why should only the people that can afford at least 2 homes, one of which has wheels, park for free? And the idea that homelessness is limited to any one state is crazy. No need to stereotype people - I am pretty sure that Walmart just wants to keep their property from looking tattered and junky looking.
Tvov 04/03/23 04:57am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Actual observations

.... We've noticed an absolute lack of US or Canadian plated passenger cars on this trip. It's a shame people are not enjoying Mexico. You do realize that in your first post you have this: "7. Police escorts are offered from N.Laredo to the 20 km checkpoint. There was no tail (drag) officers so any number of escorted vehicles could have been easily picked off with the point being none the wiser."
Tvov 04/03/23 04:46am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Star Trek Themed Trip

Ok, you gave me a bit of a startle there... You mean you are doing this in 2024, right? The "real" first contact day is in 2063. lol!
Tvov 04/02/23 05:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tire Rotation

Speaking of "aging out"... how old are your tires? If they are the ones that came with the camper, definitely think about replacing them. Yes, they may look great, but they will fail eventually. I've never rotated the trailer tires, but I keep an eye on how they are wearing. We just don't put enough miles on it - so I've replaced the tires due to age rather then mileage / wear.
Tvov 03/21/23 04:51am Travel Trailers
RE: rear-view camera

Have you looked into "dash cameras"? Many, if not most, you can buy with a rear view camera. Mine has a wired rear view camera designed to be mounted outside. Wireless ones are available.
Tvov 03/13/23 05:22am Truck Campers
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