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RE: Where to in June

Next June we plan to see plenty of water. The frozen kind. June is peak month for icebergs on the north coast of Newfoundland. A very special place not like anywhere else in N America.
Veebyes 10/20/21 07:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cold weather, generators, and campgrounds

Sorry, I don't see why I would have to lose sleep due to generator noise for the comfort of others. The cold weather should be no surprise. It is October & the altitude is high. If you are not prepared for dry camping & the generator use hours, you should not be there. You should be in a CG outside of the park that has power & you can run your heaters to your hearts content. Being prepared with a decent sized battery bank & ample propane for the furnace is not hard. Turn the heat down. Put extra blankets on & snuggle up. Nobody want to listen to your generator that should not be on.
Veebyes 10/20/21 06:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Question on changing leaf springs on 5'er

Nice to be able to lift up the whole thing one time but if that is not practical one side at a time. Leave it on the truck if doing one side at a time. As suggested, while up there might as well replace & upgrade shackles etc. as well. Builders put on minimum spec hardware. I upped my spring pack from 6 to 7 leaf. No worries about breakage now.
Veebyes 10/20/21 06:39am Tech Issues
RE: I want to run a microwave on an inverter

I'm just curious, what takes 10 minutes in a microwave? About the only thing my cook uses the microwave for, & they take awhile, is baking potatoes. Otherwise the microwave is used to store bread.
Veebyes 10/20/21 06:31am Tech Issues
RE: I want to run a microwave on an inverter

It is all about understanding what uses what & smart power management. You are not at home with limitless power availability. A genny running your charger is the fastest way to restore power to the battery bank. Run the genny at meal times when you might also want to use the microwave. That is also the time to be sure that anything rechargeable is put on charge. Run the genny for a few hours in the morning till the battery bank is fully charged & when the CG does not have many around with people leaving or headed out for the day. Maybe doing the same as you. If everyone runs their gennys together, for the same reasons, nobody bothers anyone else with the noise.
Veebyes 10/19/21 07:15pm Tech Issues
RE: I want to run a microwave on an inverter

If it heats, cools or drives something mechanical it is a power hog. To get any meaningful power for any sort of duration you need a large battery bank. To get longevity out of the inverter you don't want to be demanding near 100% capacity out of it for any length of time. For voltage sensitive things, such as microwaves, you will need a pure sine wave inverter or risk the early demise of whatever it is powering. If all of this is starting to look pricey, it is.
Veebyes 10/19/21 01:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone dribble their gray ?

Yup, but not at designated campsites. Dispersed camping where it might be days, weeks before anyone is near. Grey out of the RV is no different than the tent camper dumping everything but the porta potty on the ground.
Veebyes 10/19/21 01:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Residential fridge

Start by reading the documentation that came with the rig. Does it have an inverter? If so, was it turned on? An inverter is only as good as the size of the battery bank that it feeds off of. Typically off the dealer lot you will get 2 group 24 batteries. Just barely better than useless. Going down the road the TV really does not put very much back into the trailer battery bank because of light wiring & distance causing VD. Solar does not put much back unless obviously under sun & exposed for long periods of time. The new domestic type fridges are much better at power consumption than they used to be but if you don't have or don't have turned on what they need, all you have is a big cooler during the time you are on the road.
Veebyes 10/19/21 08:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question about freshwater tank use

In something like 1900 nights on the road I don't think that we have EVER hooked up to CG water. Never used a CG shower either. The trailer has a water tank & a pump for a reason. The tank gets filled, running the water through a softener, then the hose is put away for at least 3 or 4 days before it is needed again. The only time we get a FHU site is if the CG has nothing else but a FHU site. We can go a week without dumping if necessary. It is plug in power & DONE most setups. A whole lot less to put away when leaving too. The regular turnover of water is good along with a shot of water freshener at almost every fillup.
Veebyes 10/13/21 06:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ever hear of this camping company? Harvest Host

A member of HH for a couple of years. No problem with the expectation of buying something in their gift shops. We are not wine drinkers so for that reason we avoid the wineries. The suggested one night limit is understandable also. They don't want squatters freeloading. Never stayed for more than one night however if wanting to spend a day, & an additional night, exploring the area I would not expect a problem. HH is not a CG. It is not for everyone. There are rig size limits & numbers that can be accommodated. Don't expect a perfectly level place to park. Most likely it will not. Don't expect nice firm ground either. Maybe it will be, maybe not. You might be on the edge of a hay field. Don't expect perfectly mowed grass. It is what it is. If you can abide by the few simple conditions which vary from host to host a stay here & there is a great option from the usual 'camp packem in' that is the typical all services CG. If you are adaptable to all kinds of situations & maybe meet some really interesting people along the way HH is great.
Veebyes 10/10/21 07:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Battery Issue?

As multi month travellers, rather than weekend warriors or full timers, it is always good to be prepared for eventual failures which are sure to happen at the most inconvenient time. It is good to have onboard two very useful but not overly expensive items. A battery load tester, which eliminates removing batteries & taking them to be tested somewhere, & a battery charger, which can be connected directly to the battery bank if there are converter/charger problems.
Veebyes 10/10/21 07:15am Tech Issues
RE: Looking for ideas on how to Roll up/store 50 amp cord

Laundry basket. Enough of female end is left out to reach shore power input. Required amount of pedestal end is pulled out of basket.
Veebyes 10/05/21 11:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Border Crossing Headed To Alaska

Kinda early to be making firm decisions for border crossings in 2022. Who knows what the situation will be by then? Safe to advise, if you are not vaccinated, get vaccinated, otherwise you might be facing a whole heap of restrictions to comply with.
Veebyes 10/04/21 06:15pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Buzzing transfer switch

Had the same buzzing problem. It eventually failed to respond to my hitting the thing to stop it. Nothing likes to be slapped. Bought & installed a better quality, more expensive, unit. Silence for many years since.
Veebyes 10/04/21 06:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Generators for 5er

What is the fixation with high KW gennys? At home in Bermuda I have a portable 3.5KW genny as backup for hurricanes. It has been needed a number of times. It runs the house just fine which includes two water heaters & a shallow well pump, two fridges, plus all of the small stuff. Cooking is propane. No heat. No air.
Veebyes 10/02/21 02:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pet peeve, neighbors leave porch light on

An old irritation for many. I really can't see the point in leaving the door light, or any other outside light on for that matter. The fashionable trend of bright LEDs on the front is particularly pointless & annoying if in an otherwise dark campground.
Veebyes 09/26/21 06:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Got mice try this

Good old fashioned mouse trap some peanut butter & cheese. Found evidence that we were not alone in a cupboard last night. Set the neck breaker. This morning, one dead mouse. Easy meal in the tall grass behind us for something.
Veebyes 09/17/21 04:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Weather is always around

There is a boating rule that applies equally to camping. Never let the weather win.
Veebyes 09/14/21 07:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Vax Passports

We should not complain about 'travel passports'. There was a time when we had to have visas & shots for things like polio before we could go anywhere just about. A requirement for being vaccinated, or at the very least proof of a negative covid test, will be the norm. Nobody likes it, but we don't get to make the rules.
Veebyes 09/13/21 10:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Replacing front landing gear box and motor.

On a slope, I would skip the jackstands.....use the truck. Having removed legs myself more than once or twice & also having the trailer slip, the safest way to remove a leg is to do it on level ground & hooked to the truck. Transferring weight to stands or blocks of wood is fine however the truck is a fail safe insurance device should something slip. It won't drop far.
Veebyes 09/13/21 10:38am Fifth-Wheels
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