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RE: Overnight parking going places?

I personally know a few folks who have very short fuses and take things personal, I personally like to stay on their good side.. I'm not talking about those type of places. But I don't think you have any interest in my clarifying.
bpounds 01/24/21 04:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Overnight parking going places?

I have never even once asked permission. I've found plenty of places without needing to do that. more importantly, have you ever been asked to 'move on'? Nope. If it happened, just get up and move. 10 minutes and gone. It's not like we unhitched or opened the slide. No big deal.
bpounds 01/24/21 09:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Overnight parking going places?

Google Earth is a great resource for finding stopping places. I use it a lot if we are in an area we are not familiar with. Google Earth can even show if a Walmart allows overnighting. If they do, you'll probably see parked rigs in GE. I have never even once asked permission. I've found plenty of places without needing to do that. I don't worry too much about posted parking lots, unless the signs are new and obviously a effort is being made. In general cops have much better things to do than roust sleeping tourists. They will respond if someone complains. And we never put out the slide when we are parking lot camping. We made the effort to choose a trailer that could be used for the necessities with slide closed.
bpounds 01/23/21 10:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Overnight parking going places?

Welcome to a new user. As such, you probably have not seen the many many threads on this topic. I suggest you do a search on this site. Using the term 'walmart' will likely get the most hits. Rather than repeat all that you will find and read, I'll just say that I have used all of the places you suggest, and more. Works great for us, but others are scared and won't do anything less than a campground.
bpounds 01/22/21 10:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Where to put generator in 21' travel trailer

Maybe some of you naysayers should go see your local high school physics teacher and have him explain what happens when you add weight, not at the pivot point which would be the trailer axle but more likely 7-8 feet behind the pivot point. If it's a 50lb genny, at the axle it would exert 50 lbs, at distance of 7 feet it would exert about 350 lbs, be it down due to gravity or add that amount to sway, something not desirable. You might want to see your physics instructor and ask for your money back. A typical travel trailer (TTT) has about 15% weight on the tongue. 50# added at the bumper would remove about 42.5# from the tongue. That might screw up the handling of some TTT, but that would be rare. A 21' TTT weighs around 6k# GVWR, so you can expect tongue weights in the 900# range. And that's before we complicate the calculations with a WDH. And all that is before we even consider the empirical data of about 10,000 people out there who have done this exact thing. Hell, my trailer even has a roll-out tray at the rear for cargo. I think it has a 200# rating IIRC.
bpounds 01/22/21 10:25am Tech Issues
RE: Busted!

The other thing you can do is research the penalty fees involved. How much $ is the first violation? How much for the second? Maybe it escalates, maybe it doesn't. Could be that paying the fine every month or so is cheaper than paying for storage. You cannot find safe storage around here for less than $200/month. I probably would choose to not own an RV if I couldn't park it here at home. Not worth the cost or the inconvenience.
bpounds 12/29/20 09:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Busted!

Getting a variance will be DOA, unless you can show a valid reason why it should not apply to your particular circumstance. And WRT parking an RV, I cannot imagine what that would be.
bpounds 12/28/20 07:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Busted!

Last week I got a citation from the city, telling me that I am in violation of a city ordinance. Apparently, from Dec. 1 to April 1 I am not allowed to keep the travel trailer in my driveway in the front of my house. We've got similar here. Only we don't get certain months free. One thing that some have learned, is that "front of the house", literally means the area past the front facing limit of the dwelling. So if you can park it in your side yard for example, and none of it extends beyond the front face of the house, you're okay. That's here anyway, and maybe side yard isn't an option for you. I guess the lesson is to know the exact text of the code.
bpounds 12/28/20 04:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: General Question on Size

I think you're probably okay, and I take it you haven't towed it yet with the new hitch. Get out there and try it. Proper adjustment of a WDH is critical, and maybe not ideal for a first timer to try to follow instruction. Maybe seek out professional help for that??? One thing going against you is the soft suspension and tires on an Escalade. It is designed for that soft luxury ride, not for towing. Some good light truck tires would be an improvement, but not so great for the comfy ride.
bpounds 10/30/20 10:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Southern Utah boondocking: how long do roads take to dry?

As others said, it will vary greatly. First by what the road consists of, and then by temp, and especially wind. Wind is a big plus if you're waiting for a road to dry. But in general, even after the heaviest rain, between 2 days and a week things will be pretty solid. It's the kind of thing that I would not worry about unless I thought it was actually going to be raining during my stay. And of course, So UT doesn't get much rain to begin with. I love the area around Duck Creek.
bpounds 10/23/20 11:33am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Stripping down a rotten camper

I also built a utility trailer out of an old travel trailer. In my case it was a tent trailer. I was barely out of short pants at the time. A trailer, especially one 45 years old, was built piece by piece, and you can take it apart in the same way. In my case I took it apart, piled it up, and used my "new" utility trailer to haul the pile to the dump. I pulled that thing thousands of miles on dozens of hunting trips over the years. I did a lot of changes to it over the years. If I knew then what I know now, I might pull the axles and springs out and just build a new frame from scratch. But at the time it was what I had to work with and for decades that trailer was a useful thing to have around.
bpounds 10/23/20 11:24am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 5th wheel front landing gear motor

Yes as others said, the motors just have an anti-rotation limit, not a hard fixed mount. Makes it all a bit self-aligning with the shaft. However, keep an eye on it, because that gearmotor is likely just plastic and the OEM version often ends up breaking. That lets the gearmotor over rotate, which at best jams the rotation, and at worst rips wiring loose. I have replaced mine with an all aluminum body gearmotor which is readily available.
bpounds 10/23/20 11:12am Tech Issues
RE: The Flag of the United States of America

I think you’re missing one narrow point, the National Flag Code only applies to a FLAG. A t-shirt with the Stars & Strips design on it is NOT a flag. Printing a $100 bill on a t-shirt does NOT make you guilty of counterfeiting, because it’s not intended to be currency. Exactly. Well said. Printing the flag on a shirt is not wearing a flag as clothing. Taking a flag and wrapping it like a toga, or around the neck as a scarf, or any number of other ways of wearing an actual flag, would be wearing it as a flag.
bpounds 10/20/20 04:26pm Around the Campfire
RE: Junk Food Breakfast Cereals

Not sure why you would eat cereal most every day for breakfast, but if you're going to do that, at least you are avoiding the sugar. Fruit Loops, Cap'n Crunch, Honey Oat Cheerios, Frosted Flakes, and Grape Nuts would be my favorites. Sometimes all mixed together in a big bowl. But it is a rare treat. Once a year? Maybe twice. Anyone tried Hot Grape Nuts? I think you can find the recipe on the box. Beats the heck out of oatmeal or cream of wheat. Once a month maybe. Humans should not eat cereal more than that.
bpounds 10/20/20 03:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: Brain Teaser

The original rolls off the tongue much nicer IMO.
bpounds 10/20/20 03:11pm Around the Campfire
RE: The Flag of the United States of America

I also fly our flag every day. And I also am disgusted when, in my opinion, it is being disrespected. Having said that, I am not offended by flag face masks, or head scarves, or bikinis. I know they are not actually made from a flag, they are just a representation of the general design of our flag. To actually cut and sew an American flag into some article would offend me. To use the design principle to create that same article, generally won't offend me. On the contrary I appreciate the patriotic gesture that I am sure the owner intended. But, as said, these are all just guidelines of respect, and we can all choose for ourselves what offends us. I have a US flag decal on the rear window of my truck, my car, my Jeep, and my RV. I wonder if that offends anyone. Don't care, but do wonder.
bpounds 10/20/20 03:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: cleaning the outside of the 5'er

Just use a wash and wax to clean as usual. The decal ghosts will become less defined over time, and before you know it you will have low luster all over. Just as an older RV, like mine, should look.
bpounds 10/19/20 09:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Grease gun/ grease recommendations

Problem with that ^ theory is that there is a rubber boot built into the hub cover cap that expands to relieve any pressure. On hot runs I see those boots bulged outward and cold they are pulled inward.
bpounds 10/18/20 09:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Yellowstone vs Custer State Park

If you can ever swing it, attend the buffalo roundup at CSP. Usually around the first of October. You'll see a lot of buffalo, feel the vibration of their hooves, and even buy one if you want. width=640 width=640
bpounds 10/13/20 04:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping experiences

I read that multiple times and cannot see how you think the sheriff never showed up. Perps were removed. By who is not stated, but maybe the sheriff provided motivation? Anyway, seems like the OP handled it all very properly.
bpounds 09/25/20 12:37pm RV Lifestyle
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