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RE: Federal Mask mandate

This thread is humorous. I agree with those that say everyplace already has a mask mandate, so this is all just for the cameras. Do we have to wear masks while camping in a Walmart parking lot? while dumping our grey water? lol
Tvov 01/23/21 06:38am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Another Ford that needs to be bagged - or a dually?

Hard to tell, but the pin seems to be on a hitch too far aft. Also, the TV has to be way overloaded for that FW. I think the pin is at the axle center or in front of it. https://i.imgur.com/3EYqwoCl.jpg May just be the picture, but it looks like the rear wheels are definitely fully inflated - see barely any bulge. So... if he actually leveled the truck, wouldn't the camper be sitting on the tailgate? Sort of related - I've met too many guys who see the "off road" package for a truck and assumes it will also tow great. Of course the salesmen don't help, they just push them out the door. I try to gently point out the differences.
Tvov 01/11/21 06:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Built-in Genset on 2021 F-150

The “it’s useful for a contractor “ suggestions obviously come from people who have not worked out of a truck building things. From 30+ years in residential, light and heavy commercial and heavy civil construction, this “convenience” would rarely be the best option or even a viable one. “Some” trades, some situations, yes. Can’t imagine even close to enough to make it marketable en mass for construction. Still a cool feature , but preemptively giving it more credit than its due, or lack of understanding of power requirements. Biggest help for contractors would be charging the batteries for all the tools. More and more contractors are using almost all battery powered tools. For a big construction site? Eh... you're going to have power run to the site anyways so the truck generator won't help. Smaller additions and handyman work - it would be great to have that truck power available. But... why do I think Ford will only have the generators on fully loaded trucks? I will be impressed if they generator is an affordable option on "base level" trucks. Whatever "base level" is considered today.
Tvov 01/11/21 06:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Everyone Check your Female 7 pin connector.....

I tow a TT, but this is related... After a few years of towing I was having to really "jiggle" my trailer plug to get everything to work. I had to replace the bracket holding the truck's receiver plug so I just got a new bracket and plug. Now everything works! If you are having to "play" with your plugs a lot to get them to work after a few years, it may be easier just to replace the plug(s). Oh, and any work done by a dealer? Check and double check it!
Tvov 01/10/21 06:51am Truck Campers
RE: Chock RV on snow/ice. NEED HELP!!!

.... Something I always think of when I see/hear of a RV trailer set down with out wheel on the jack;..... Have you seen a lot of TT with jack wheels? My TT did not come with a wheel on the jack... same with everyone we know with a TT. A few people I've talked to, including RV dealers, said they don't want a jack wheel to help prevent the TT from moving. The only trailers that I always see jack wheels on are boat trailers.
Tvov 01/10/21 06:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Disney Transportation question

Just curious... How is Disney World now? I read that it is open. Crowded?
Tvov 01/09/21 06:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Chock RV on snow/ice. NEED HELP!!!

Interesting thread. I haven't camped in snowy conditions, but it hadn't even occurred to me the difficulties in setting up may include chocking / leveling on ice.
Tvov 01/09/21 06:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Collecting 5th wheel Tow Data, just for fun, 2000 mile trip

Nice job vcv! And... I do understand what "just for fun" means...
Tvov 01/09/21 06:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Built-in Genset on 2021 F-150

Big detail for us, the truck needs a stack or a hose to keep the exhaust fumes away from the camper. Esp if you stay hitched, or you neighbor is close. ... I don't think it is any different than having a separate "camping generator". I don't think I've ever seen a stack on a 2 or 3,000 watt Honda at a campground. Emissions would be an interesting thing - I wonder if the truck engine actually has less emissions than a stand alone camping generator? The specs and capabilities of the the generator F150 are very intriguing.
Tvov 01/07/21 05:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Built-in Genset on 2021 F-150

would be nice if it was in the diesel f350, but would be kind of a pain if you couldn't just use your key fob and start it and actavate it. would suck to have to go out and start the truck then push a button. Steve Not sure exactly what you mean, but in the link in the original post they say that the truck and generator can be controlled by your smart phone - no need to go out to the truck.
Tvov 01/07/21 05:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Collecting 5th wheel Tow Data, just for fun, 2000 mile trip

lol, this thread has become humorous. Yes, I will follow this until the end, as I find such data interesting.
Tvov 12/29/20 05:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Amazon to close down Kindle lending library January 2021

My wife is a big Kindle reader, I'll let her know about this.
Tvov 12/27/20 05:46am Technology Corner
RE: BINOCULARS

Another brand to consider is Steiner. I used a pair that a friend had and was amazed at the view quality.
Tvov 12/20/20 06:02am Truck Campers
RE: RV Motorhome or trailer ????

With some reservations I've noticed that many time when the campground separates motorhome and towed camper sites, the "motorhome" sites are 50amp full hookup sites, usually pull through. Not always, but enough times to notice that. And usually there is no problem with someone camping with a different camper than what is listed for the campsites.
Tvov 12/18/20 05:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: The mac daddy of bike rack overload?

Seems to be a lot for the back of a camper, but... 10,000 watt?!? Heck, most "standby" home generators around me are only 5,000 watt. Obviously you would have no concern about running anything on the camper, even all at the same time, but wouldn't you burn through those propane tanks pretty quick?
Tvov 12/16/20 06:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Dump Station Observations

It is interesting to read different experiences people have from different parts of the country. We are used to state parks with only dump stations. Until recently, here in Connecticut no state park had "full hookups". Actually, I'm not sure if any do even now, but more CT parks have been installing water and electric the last few years. A lot have dump stations, usually just one lane. A couple big state parks have a large dump site area with multiple dump lanes. A lot of the CT state parks have shared water spigots between sites, not to "hookup" to, but to just fill your camper's fresh water tank and then you disconnect from the water faucet. Having said that, my favorite CT state park, Macedonia Brook, has no hookups, no dump station, no paved pads, no running water - the available water supply is literally a couple of hand pump wells. Park "bathrooms" are outhouses. Camp sites are huge, and every time we've been there it was very quiet at night. I think the lack of amenities keeps the partiers away - which I prefer, now that it is just wife and I camping. Some private campgrounds are very much "party" campgrounds - we go to those if we are camping with a group. When our kids were young we often went to resort-style family campgrounds that were busy and noisy - kids enjoyed all the activity. Find campgrounds, state or private, with whatever facilities that you want, that you enjoy and go camping!
Tvov 12/16/20 06:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Dump Station Observations

.... And usually the Parks where there are only dump stations are dumps!.... I am not sure what you mean by this. Parks that don't have camping spots, will have dump stations? Or do you mean when you need to dump, and go to a park not to camp but just to dump?
Tvov 12/15/20 06:00am General RVing Issues
RE: New Rig!

I call forum foul. 15 yards. You can't start a thread about a new rig and have NO pictures!!!????!!!! By the way, congrats!
Tvov 12/12/20 05:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Recording maintence

Many vehicles owner's manuals have a maintenance log in them. One truck I used a small notebook. I use that to record date, mileage, and work done - including things like tires. Until the kids moved out, we had multiple cars and trucks and I couldn't keep track of everything unless I wrote it down. When (or if) you end up selling the vehicle, it looks really good to a buyer when you can show maintenance records. Oh... and it is a good thing to mark parts like oil filters. I've had work done at shops that I questioned (to myself) if all the work had actually been done. Marking the parts confirms if they've been replaced or not.
Tvov 12/10/20 05:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RED BOX announces free on demand streaming service

Do you know if the Redbox service is available through the Amazon Firestick? We've enjoyed decades of basically advertisement free internet use... that is pretty much over now. YouTube videos now have ads, so does basically everything now.
Tvov 12/09/20 06:01am Technology Corner
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