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RE: 15+ F150 - Breakaway Cable anchor?

i have a 2015 s'crew. i hook it to the safety chain loop with its own carribeaner. if i manage to sepporate the entire hitch assembly from the truck i have bigger problems......... there are several places for a sepporation to happen downstream from the hitch that in most all situations will be the case first. I think my 2008 F250 is similar - there is a metal loop under the bumper that I hook the breakaway cable to. I believe it is actually attached to the frame of the truck, I'd have to go out and check. There are two loops on the frame of my hitch for the safety chains. Mickey, have you gotten under the rear of your truck to see if there is a loop or something you can use? Assuming there is, it may be tucked up and back a bit.
Tvov 06/30/20 05:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Can an RV even get East of the Hudson?

At this point, most everyone I know in Connecticut is basically going about their business, wearing masks in stores and doing the "social distancing" thing as needed in other places. We went to a campground last weekend in Connecticut, and there were campers from Rhode Island and New York there. At the campground, some playground equipment was off limits, and they limited access to the pool (needed to sign up), and restricted the number of people in the arcade and office. I do not know the details of what the latest rule changes are, no one seems to know. Matt Colie: "Is it really that bad there? Can we get a permit to drive through and not stop?" By "bad there", if you are talking about the china virus, not at all - it is fading quick. I think (!) the new regulations are meant to reduce infected people from traveling here until more time passes. I don't know of any permit, I would just drive through, and stop for gas if you need it. I have not heard of any police enforcing these regulations and mandates, heck they don't even know what they are supposed to do. I don't know if any of this helps you at all. If you can figure out the newest regulations, let me know! No one who lives here knows!
Tvov 06/29/20 05:32am Roads and Routes
RE: Fighting zoning ordinances that hurt RV owners

.... One neighbor mentioned that the township only enforces the RV ordinance if someone complains. Again, that's a ridiculous way to run a local government. .... I go back and forth on this. Do you really want the local gov to enforce EVERY rule and ordinance strictly? I am big on saying that if you aren't going to enforce a law, then don't have it. But I also like to give people some leeway and use discretion when it comes to enforcement. I know a lot of people in my local town hall... they overlook things all the time in the interest of "keeping the peace" and letting people get on with their lives. It is like all the rules at campgrounds - they usually aren't all strictly enforced unless the management gets a complaint. Even then, a good manager will try to find out what the situation is before kicking campers out. So, my comment added very little to this thread! Back to coffee....
Tvov 06/26/20 05:27am Beginning RVing
RE: Where to RV on East Coast

What about doing the "Pilgrim thing"? Visit Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrim and Indian villages in Plymouth, Massachusetts. I don't know if the Mayflower II boat is there or still being refurbished at Mystic Seaport. If I remember correctly, we stayed at Pine Acres campground 10+ years ago and visited Plymouth. Similar to what others are saying, check Everywhere to see how open they are due to the China Flu.
Tvov 06/25/20 05:57am Beginning RVing
RE: Fighting zoning ordinances that hurt RV owners

First thing is to read and understand the zoning rules and/or HOA rules of wherever you are thinking of buying. We bought our house where we did because I read the zoning rules for the area, and reviewed the survey maps and laws. Second thing - those rules can be changed. Petition the zoning board, and if enough people agree with you the rules can be changed. Run for office and get elected to the zoning board if that will help. Petition the HOA for a rule change. If the majority of people agree with you, the rule will be changed. Join (or run for) a position on the HOA board if that will help. Meanwhile, you will have to store your camper somewhere. I have friends and family who bought homes in HOA run developments precisely because of all the rules that keep the area clean and neat and home values high. I joke that my house and property are what HOAs were created to prevent.... lol!
Tvov 06/25/20 05:48am Beginning RVing
RE: Week in Maine. Where would you go?

Acadia. If I am feeling energetic, Baxter State Park.
Tvov 06/23/20 04:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Air Conditioning how many do not use it.

Spring and fall is fine without A/C, but camping in midsummer in direct sunlight... camper just becomes an oven. We usually camp at more rustic, non-hookup campground in spring and fall, but in the middle of summer we go for the electric hookup in case we need the A/C. Oh, there have been summers where we just didn't need the A/C. In that case, I always make sure to turn it on at least once during the year to make sure it is working.
Tvov 06/23/20 04:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Do You Trust Hitch Locks?

I've always used a hitch pin to connect the hitch to the receiver. I do use a locking pin for towing my camper, along with a lock on the "hitch lock" for the slide latch on the hitch, just the simple Masterlock set from Walmart. Just makes one more "check" to do to make everything is hooked up, and to prevent things from coming unhitched. Bolting the hitch to the receiver would certainly be secure, but I've never done it.
Tvov 06/18/20 06:06am Dinghy Towing
RE: Just completed our first trip with our new travel trailer

We treat "rustic camping" (without hookups or dump station) like having a hard sided tent. Just limit the use of everything. Sounds like you basically did that. The night before we leave I usually do longer showers and use a bit more battery power, knowing we are leaving in the morning. The first summer we had our camper we stayed in a state park without hookups. Saturday night, I was surprised at how low the battery was. Turns out, while everyone else was at the beach, my daughter stayed at the camper reading and blasting music! (well, at least loud enough so she could hear it while outside under the awning - not loud enough for neighboring campsites to complain). I very much prefer rustic camping over full hookup campgrounds. You usually get MUCH larger sites, and less in the way of rowdy partiers. (note: "party campgrounds" can be a lot of fun, if I am in the mood for that kind of thing)
Tvov 06/17/20 06:40am Beginning RVing
RE: Teaching to tow?

When they are just everyday driving, tell them to use the side mirrors on their cars. Learn what the side mirrors are showing you. When they back up, tell them to practice NOT looking over their shoulder. When they have a spotter helping them to back up, have the spotter tell them which direction they want the rear of the trailer to go, try not to tell the driver which way to turn the wheels. Obey the speed limits, especially on side roads and roads they don't know. There are thousands of tips for towing... as others said, nothing beats practice.
Tvov 06/17/20 06:14am Towing
RE: Towing Travel Trailers

.... I am not new be to towing 30 years experience of towing boats, utility trailers, and even some tractor trailer experience, but never towed 35 ft travel trailer. I would like opinions of those who towed both 5th wheel and travel trailers, which one do you prefer, did you feel safe towing travel trailer? .... With your experience you will be fine. I've only towed travel trailers, but just hook up and go. Yes, you will feel wind, same as with utility trailers or towing a boat. A properly outfitted truck and a quality hitch you will be fine.
Tvov 06/15/20 06:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Deer jumps between truck and trailer

Tvov 06/12/20 05:35am Towing
RE: GPS and backup camera

I use my smartphone for Google Maps, and it is in a holder that attaches to the windshield below the rear view mirror. It has never seemed to be "in the way". What is nice about having it attached to the windshield is that it is really easy to glance at it rather than looking down somewhere on the dashboard. I have read that in some states it is illegal to have things attached to the windshield, except (I assume) the rear view mirror?
Tvov 06/08/20 06:37am Technology Corner
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Reading through this thread, my take on ShinerBock's well reasoned and written posts is he is saying to not be a hypocrite. We should probably get back to the subject of this thread?
Tvov 06/04/20 06:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Most expensive camp chair!

I'd like to sit in one to see how comfortable it is. I have a Yeti travel mug, and it is the best travel mug I've owned so far (keeps coffee hot for hours in the winter). I used to make fun of any camp chair that cost over $19.99 - thinking any more was a waste of money. Until I sat in a "higher end" chair (~$50) and thought "holy mackerel, I didn't know folding camp chairs can be comfortable!". I don't see myself spending that kind of money on a camp chair, but I would like to see (sit) one in person.
Tvov 06/03/20 06:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Jack Stand Recall

Just curious... what kind of insurance do you have? Very cool that your insurance company notified you, I would be amazed if my insurance company or agent contacted me with similar info.
Tvov 05/30/20 07:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Utility Hole Reducers

A lot of the holes in my TT where wires and pipes are run use grommet type things sliced into pie shape, something like this: (can't seem to get picture to work) A quick search came up with this: I don't know if this helps!
Tvov 05/29/20 06:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Buying a new travel trailer-first time buyer

Ask questions here, wade through the answers, plenty of people here who have done that and have advice. Find the camper you want, look up prices on the internet, if the salesman is close in price, ask them to add in a few things (fresh water hoses, maybe extra length of "shore power" cord, etc), and buy it. Don't look back and go and enjoy your new camper. You will get better advice if you list what campers you are interested in, and also what vehicle you are going to use to tow it. You can drive yourself crazy trying to get "the best deal". Someone, somewhere, will have paid less than you, and someone else will have paid more than you. Get you camper and go enjoy it!
Tvov 05/25/20 05:52am Travel Trailers
RE: RV Anti-freeze question.

I suggest getting the RV "summer ready" to at least make sure all the systems are working. Do any repairs now. Heck, you might want to do some "driveway camping" (using your camper while it is at your house) this summer just for the fun of it!
Tvov 05/18/20 06:49am General RVing Issues
RE: I Have One Chance

Is it the "snowbirding" or long term living in an RV? Just wondering, because if it is just about an RV, why do you HAVE to do it in January? Just wait until Spring. Better yet, what about taking a week or two off this Fall and explore New England a bit during leaf season? I do not know what a "snowbird" campground is like down south, but there are plenty of very nice "resort" campgrounds in New England you could a rent camper (or a cabin) at this summer to check things out. There are always options. Good luck, and have fun exploring what you guys want to do, and how you want to do it!
Tvov 05/18/20 06:25am Snowbirds
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