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RE: Camping Lights

In a commercial campground, especially one labeled as "family resort", I have no problem with the camping lights as long as they are not shining directly into my camper. I am expecting a busy campground with kids running around, golf carts buzzing by, moderately loud groups around campfires, etc. When we go to busy campgrounds with friends, it is nice to have stairs lit up and the funky awning lights hanging. At the rustic campgrounds (no hook ups, heavily wooded) we enjoy going to I do not expect to see lights all over the place and will politely ask if the lights can be turned off or at least turned down. So... I don't thing this really answers anything! lol
Tvov 01/19/20 09:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Mount trailer tires yourself at home?

...I read a bunch about balancing trailer tire and came to the conclusion most are not... Yes, most equipment trailers that travel mostly local, lower speed roads don't "need" to have tires balanced. But... for my camper, which I tow on highways / interstates at the appropriate speed, I want them balanced. And it is usually very inexpensive, especially when included in a package price of buying new tires.
Tvov 01/16/20 06:56am Travel Trailers
RE: September 2020 Suggestions/Advice

I don't know distances, but will you be anywhere near Phoenix, Arizona? We were just there and visited the Phoenix Zoo... and I was HIGHLY impressed! Something to think about if you are nearby.
Tvov 01/14/20 06:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A redneck Automated Safety Hitch?

So... is that classified as "double towing"?
Tvov 01/14/20 06:13am RV Lifestyle
RE: Battery Replacement Assistance

So how are you not satisfied with your existing battery setup? Does the battery die before the 3 days are up? We routinely camp in non-electric campsites, and with careful use of power (similar to what you posted - lights used sparingly, refrig on propane, and using water pump), we easily last 3-4 days camping, with battery power left over. Are you sure something else isn't draining your battery? or... as happened to us early in our "camping career", daughter was playing the CD stereo in the camper all day while we were gone... lol! Otherwise, sounds like the 6v batteries are the way to go. We are actually thinking of getting a small generator this year. We find ourselves going to non-electric campgrounds / parks more and more as time goes on.
Tvov 01/14/20 06:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Is there a short version of the "update"? And I really don't understand the thread link about idling a V10?
Tvov 01/13/20 05:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping World Virgina

sk734, it would be great if after contacting the admin here you came back and gave a followup to your experience.
Tvov 01/10/20 05:54am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Gas grill replacement

I never liked the grill that came with our camper. For years we used a Thermos version of the Coleman Roadtrip grill which served us well (although not as good as the Roadtrip). Then I finally bit the bullet and bought a Weber Q 100 small grill, and use a 20lb propane tank. I can certainly use the small green tanks with it, but the big tank pretty much assures that I won't run out of propane during the weekend. I looked into using the campers propane system for the grill, but went with a separate tank. Big advantage of using a separate tank is that you can setup the grill anywhere, without having to be tied into the camper.
Tvov 01/10/20 05:49am Travel Trailers
RE: 2019

I only got the camper out 3 times this year. Best was Halloween trip to Cozy Hills campground in Connecticut... the campers there do an amazing job with a "haunted house". Middle was a trip to upstate New York for a weekend of barbeque, games, and hanging out with friends. Great time. Worst was probably the trip to Reading, Pennsylvania for the WWII weekend. The trip was actually great, and we had a fantastic time, but... we used the camper only as a place to sleep. Next year we will probably just get a hotel room (GASP!!) to save time, effort, and fuel expense.
Tvov 12/31/19 05:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Very Bad RV Wreck in Oregon

Well, I was working on posting a big harangue about someone involved in the rescue (the towing company guy) posting a video from an active rescue, from basically inside the scene. But people just don't seem to care like they used to. Important to get those "likes"!
Tvov 12/31/19 05:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: *NEWB ALERT* question about TT up keep

Speaking of "rope lights", see if you can pickup the battery powered outdoor string lights - might be on sale since it is after Christmas. They usually are on a timer, so you turn them on at 8pm and they shut off automatically at midnight. Make sure you get outdoor rated lights. The biggest issue most people have with outdoor lighting at campgrounds is when people leave them on all night. Propane - I turn on the tanks, then run the stove top to "purge" the lines of air (make sure door and windows are opened for ventilation). As said earlier, usually takes a minute or two. Double check the frig and water heater after you turn them on - if there were still air pockets in the gas lines, you may have to restart them. Stabilizing - I just use the stabilizers mounted on the corners of my TT. Sometimes I tighten them up a little the next morning, but that is about it. No matter what you do, you are going to get at least a little rocking of the camper as people move around due to the suspension. Caulking - It may discolor but still be perfectly good. Important things are that it is still sticking to the surface, doesn't have cracks, and isn't leaking. If in doubt have it replaced.
Tvov 12/28/19 06:22am Travel Trailers
RE: How do you summer travel?

We do 250-350 mile stretches between campgrounds that are mapped out months in advance with all reservations booked and paid for, or we're doing weekends within 2 hours from home at a state or county park. While I like spontaneous exploration once we're at a destination, travel days must be planned for me, with enough time to see something cool if we happen across it. Some day I'll take up a more aimless travel style but for now vacation days and aligned schedules are too precious to waste. That's pretty much what we do. The two long trips we've done, down the east coast to Disney World, we stopped halfway. First time was at a hotel, second time was at a campground for an overnight. For camping in general, we plan "rustic" campgrounds (without power) for spring and fall camping, full hookups for middle of summer.
Tvov 12/28/19 06:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Visible Party Pay

So Visible is a Verizon company? Why doesn't Verizon just offer the plan(s)? I guess in a way they do... just not sure why they "made" a different company.
Tvov 12/26/19 09:39am Technology Corner
RE: New coffee maker

Tried em all! Even gave our friends our $150 Keurig. This is simple, owned for 2-3 years now. https://i.imgur.com/M6aeG29l.jpg Is that a percolator or press? or something else?
Tvov 12/26/19 09:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for help on fulltiming for young couple with kids

Did you tell them about this forum?
Tvov 12/23/19 06:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

.... Yes, disrupting is the thinking outside the box contributing to the paradigm shift in the core competency we are looking for. Of course Tesla's laser focused game plan is a real game changer. Causing the automotive executives to take a deep dive approach to alternative energy that is directionally accurate. These are really exciting times. :D :C Wow. Do we want to cascade this information down our functional line?
Tvov 12/18/19 08:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: New coffee maker

Keurig Plus Single Serve K-Mini Coffee Maker For RV prides itself on being one of the most user-friendly options available in its market. It has numerous features that would be incredibly beneficial to any coffee-drinking RV owner. But the feature I find myself loving is its using process. You see this model has seamless button control, which makes finding the perfect setting is as easy as possible. It’s also beneficial that the initial setup has been proven to be remarkably simple. Coffeemakers review That is a very odd review page.
Tvov 12/13/19 06:13am General RVing Issues
RE: New coffee maker

I am surprised so few people are recommending a French Press coffee maker. Simple, uses no electricity, makes great coffee. We use a big stainless steel percolator when we will be having a lot of coffee. When we know it is just going to be a few coffee mugs, then we use the french press.
Tvov 12/13/19 05:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Can my truck tow this?

Can you tow it? Yes.... Should you tow it? That is where the arguing comes in...
Tvov 12/03/19 04:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dash camera recommendations

Thanks for all the responses! I did not realize there are so many different manufacturers, and everyone seems to have a different one, lol! This is a case of too many choices....
Tvov 11/30/19 06:59am Tech Issues
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