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RE: just booked labor day (and got a site)

Wow! We start booking in January for most of our extended summer trips out of the area. Local county parks by us (that we do on weekends) have a 90 day out max window to book and you have to be online clicking like a crazy person exactly at 7pm to get an electric site and the date you want. Its like trying to get a Southwest "A" seat but worse. We landed a few nights for this week only two weeks ago bc we said "lets just check" and whaddaya know?! There must have been a cancellation! Cant hurt to try right?
brianosaur 07/29/19 07:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pleated shade only raises half way?

OP here Only a single pleated shade. Not 2 part day/night. No cord to pull, cords mounted to wall on each side and it raises similar to how a cordless shade does - by just lifting. Anyway, after much endless fussing and plenty of cussing, I got it to go 90% of the way up smoothly. Holy smokes what a total PITA! Yeah, I was this close to ripping it off the wall and tossing it in the garbage, but there are five other matching shades and I didnt want an oddball one. It seems to be that both cords on either side have to have exactly the same amount of tension, and you can only adjust them when the shade is completely lowered. You have do a little adjustment at a time, one at a time. Hope that help anyone who has the same problem.
brianosaur 07/28/19 03:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dogs that dont bark at people

OP, I knew by the title of your post that it would be about a lab. We got our precious Daisy in September, 2002 at 7 weeks of age and lost her in October, 2015 to cancer. She was a pure bred yellow lab and was stunningly beautiful and she knew it. She was a social butterfly who never needed to be tied up (and never wandered) and we miss her dearly to this day. We will get another lab at some point, but I wanted to say you have a beautiful dog and thank you for sharing your wonderful post! Thank you! Boomer never 'wanders' either so to speak. When he's off leash on a trail hike, he never goes more than 25 yards out and constantly checks in on us. He does like to 'visit' other people in the sites around us though, so he has to be kept on a lead when camping. Not everyone is a *dog person* and with him, it's very easy to tell who is and who isn't. Sorry that your Daisy went to the Rainbow Bridge. There's going to be a lot of tears 'round here when Boomie goes. I specifically waited until my DD was 7 years old to get him. Hopefully, she will be in her early twenties when he goes and it won't be devastating for her. But I'm not sure it will be any easier. https://i.imgur.com/730oGtvl.png https://i.imgur.com/mtlJH9fl.jpg
brianosaur 07/27/19 04:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Whoever said you can't support the camper by the frame?

The only problem with jacking under the axle is many are made with ridiculously thin tubing and they can be bent. Okay, now that makes sense. My thought was that the wheels are attached to the hubs that are attached to the axle. So your just supporting it from another position. But if you put a vertical pressure point on the tube that normally has a horizontal load on it, I get that it may bend if its weak. Really though when you change a flat you're not jacking up the entire trailer if it has more then one axle. You're just raising up one half of one axle. The majority of the load is still on all the other wheels and the trailer tongue or tongue jack.
brianosaur 07/27/19 04:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Whoever said you can't support the camper by the frame?

Some Folks say you should never have the wheels off the ground.. Some truth to that "Because the suspension is designed to hold the trailer up not the wheels/axles" (pure bunk) The reason you should never have the wheels off the groung is the STABLIZER jacks can pretzel on you (Seen it happen) but with proper supports (As shown in the photos) no problem at all.. (Thankfully it was just the front stablizers on a trailer that pretzeled. so the tongue jack handled the load once it was properly set up Could have been worse) Oh. I drive a class A.. (So you know it was not mine) The wheels are the only thing making contact with the ground, so aren't they supporting the camper? And if i am changing a tire on the side of the road, the jacks wont be down anyway, right?
brianosaur 07/27/19 04:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Whoever said you can't support the camper by the frame?

I think the phrase was `do not support the camper by the axle'. I always jack up our camper by the frame when changing/rotating tires. Really? Why not? That seems overkill. Am I missing something? Why on a dual axle trailer cant you just jack up the axle and lift a flat tire off the ground? The other tire doesn't raise up and still supports half of the weight.
brianosaur 07/27/19 04:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Whoever said you can't support the camper by the frame?

I think the phrase was `do not support the camper by the axle'. I always jack up our camper by the frame when changing/rotating tires. Really? Why not? That seems overkill. Am I missing something? Why on a dual axel trailer cant you just jack up the axel and lift a flat tire off the ground? The other tire doesn't raise up and still supports half of the weight.
brianosaur 07/27/19 04:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pleated shade only raises half way?

This is only a band aid but what if you loosen the tension and put a small cleat in an appropriate place to tie off the pull line. There isn't really a 'pull line', as in the traditional miniblinds with a pull cord to raise them. Just the stationary down cords on both sides attached to the wall with a little spool.
brianosaur 07/27/19 03:59pm General RVing Issues
Pleated shade only raises half way?

So I get that the tension on the string, that is attached to the spool that's screwed into the wall, allows the shade to raise and lower. When the tension is too loose the shade will fall on its own, and if it's too tight it will be too hard to raise. My issue is that on a large shade, over the dinette slide window that's probably about 48" wide, will only go up halfway before jamming. It raises smoothly from the bottom until halfway up and will remain there, but will go no further. If I loosen the tension it won't stay up at all and if I tighten it any more it won't raise even from the bottom. These are new shades in a 2019 TT. Any suggestions?
brianosaur 07/27/19 02:18pm General RVing Issues
TPMS 4tire 32ft TT <$200 recommendations?

Having trouble finding one w/ repeater, or specifically for trailers, that isnt $300$-400 Any suggestions or do they not exist?
brianosaur 07/27/19 12:40pm Technology Corner
RE: Dogs that dont bark at people

Looks like he has quite a following. Yeah, people have jokingly told us he needs his own facebook/twitter accounts. Others say all I need is an organ grinder and a tip cup!
brianosaur 07/25/19 08:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Dogs that dont bark at people

I see all the pics. And I like your dog! Finally, and thank you! …btw, he likes you too!
brianosaur 07/24/19 09:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dogs that dont bark at people

were there 'sposed to be photos? Oh my! Thought they were showing up! ....Can you see them now?
brianosaur 07/24/19 09:12pm General RVing Issues
Dogs that dont bark at people

We leave this sign in the passthrough and put it up at the edge of our site at the road. https://i.imgur.com/CDvfeiOl.jpg Booomer always sat there anyway, dying for attention, so we figured let's make it easy for folks that want to say hello. https://i.imgur.com/mZc8Azkl.jpg By the end of our stay, usually, half of the campground knows him. He gets 'shout outs' when we walk around. Kids cant get enough. Adults in golf carts stop just to see him. And people tell us that their spouse sent them over just to read the sign and pet him. https://i.imgur.com/8525Uz4l.jpg Great ice breaker, and we are pretty social folks who like being friendly. https://i.imgur.com/r2MlMDFl.jpg height=250 width=350 https://i.imgur.com/ZeGa2wKl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/bmBfgNEl.jpg height=200 width=400
brianosaur 07/24/19 09:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dogs

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brianosaur 07/24/19 08:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Campspreading

I like having my 85-pound gushing mush labrador on a 100ft lead so he is certain to make it over to the next few sites near me. He gets to say "hello" to everyone, knock stuff over with his tail and lick all the plates on the picnic tables. Then we set up Corn Hole from the far edge of our site to the other, drink beer and whip the bags far and wide, making sure they end up in the lap of other campers resting on their outdoor chairs. Finally, we make sure our clothesline is attached to a tree inside our neighbors' site and let all our wet swimsuits and towels make a great colorful mural for them to see.
brianosaur 07/24/19 07:38pm General RVing Issues
Resort Campgrounds 2-3 hrs outside NYC?

Looking for kid-friendly resort campgrounds maybe within a 150 mile radius of New York for long weekends. We are out on Long Island about an hour east of NYC so that adds to my travel time as it is. I see some campgrounds by the Delaware Water Gap but not too many have a resort feel. Hoping to go someplace with planned activities for children and have more than an in-ground backyard homeowner style pool. We have been to the Jellystone's at Lazy River and Birchwood Acres, and also 4+ hrs out at Quarrysville, PA. Truth be told, when I search for campgrounds on Google maps - and view the user added photos - you can get the real view of what campgrounds look like. Not just the photoshopped ones the owners want you to see. Some places can look pretty sketchy. Others downright, ummm..., shall we say "ghetto"? Seasonal campsites, junk strewn all over, and they look like full time living in RVs that haven't moved in 20 years. Not sure if what I want is available and I may have to set the bar a little lower.
brianosaur 07/10/19 05:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2018 TT has been deemed Total Loss by insurance company

OP here. Selling the salvage TT, for $2500 over what insurance will give me, to the body shop owner. He currently has a 2006 TT - and he renovated that one to the frame. He's been drooling over our 2018 TT the moment I told him insurance said it was a total loss. He's got the time, desire, and manpower to make it as good as new. So, good for him! I hope he enjoys it for years to come. We saw it today. The floor is completely pulled back and the queen bed is disassembled and gone. Black mold dots here and there throughout. Underbelly completely opened. Cabinet bottoms not too bad but I think I see a little swelling. I am getting the hell outta dodge with this one. After what was close to 50-75 combined hours searching the internet at night & weekends, and DW on the phone throughout the day, over the course of the last week and a half.... I believe we found a new TT about 5 hrs away from me in western NY. Put a deposit on it over the phone and negotiated to about 36% off MSRP and $1200 less then three other dealers in the states surrounding us. We are supposed to take the drive this weekend. Hopefully all goes well. Sheesh, perhaps I didn't have to cancel my Lake George 7/4th trip after all! ...but I didnt want to take a chance on losing a $400 reservation.
brianosaur 06/24/19 06:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2018 TT has been deemed Total Loss by insurance company

I would've found a TT I liked in a short time and not settled just to get one! I am finding the hard way that's way easier said than done. ...and I am willing to travel 300-400 miles too!
brianosaur 06/22/19 06:01am General RVing Issues
So, how does Highland Ridge Open Range rank?

Thor > Highland Ridge > Open Range UL or Mesa Ridge? I know by reading enough, every manufacturer of every brand, on every line, will eventually receive posts about glitches, small issues or major problems with the RV that they, or someone they know, have owned. I am trying to get a general *sense* of where HR OR stands from the long timers and mods on RV.net? I recently POSTED about the insured total loss of our 2018 TT. Now we are spending dozens & dozens of hours on the hunt (net & phone) for a new one so we don't lose out on the season. We keep coming back to the Open Range UT2802BH ...or its 100% exactly identical except for stickers (according to an email from HR) sister rv the Mesa Ridge MR2082BH.
brianosaur 06/22/19 05:50am General RVing Issues
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