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RE: Losing the camper for the fall

My daughter will be a sophomore in college this fall, and here school is reducing the number of kids in the dorms, so my daughter has lost her room for fall. So looks like we are going to take the camper to a campground close to her school for the fall semester. She’s excited as she loves the camper, but I’m a little bummed we won’t be camping. It’s probably the best option, she will not be as exposed as if she was in a dorm, and it’s better than getting stuck in a 12 month apartment lease is schools have to shut down again.Think that is a excellent idea, your lucky to have that option.
colliehauler 07/14/20 12:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Quadruples ?

Most states he would be over length as well. I know KS has made people over length drop whats towed to bring it into compliance. It looks like this guy would have to make a few trips. I wonder about brakes as well. I beleive that would be classified as a triple tow. I see a lot of semi's towing two trailers now days as well.
colliehauler 07/12/20 08:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mattress Recommendations

I've said this many times so here it goes again. Every new camper I've purchased I've left the mattress at the dealership. Go out and purchase one that's comfortable and if a 80" will fit I would go with that.
colliehauler 07/12/20 08:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Travel Trailer Rubber Roof Blew Off

I seen a TH with a huge bubble on the roof. I was driving 75 mph and he went around me. I doubt he made it to his destination with roof intact.
colliehauler 07/11/20 06:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Achates opposed piston engines

They are super efficient 42mpg doesn't sound bad for a pickup.
colliehauler 07/10/20 09:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Life of AC?

If it was run on low voltage it could need replaced. Low voltage will destroy a A/C unit.
colliehauler 07/10/20 09:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Sasha 1st birthday

I have never posted a picture from my tablet, sorry.
colliehauler 07/08/20 06:45pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Sasha 1st birthday

It sounds like Sasha had a great 1st birthday . . . . Well, except for the trip to the vet part. (sorry Doug :W )They actually like the vet, they give her attention and so many new smells.
colliehauler 07/07/20 08:13pm RV Pet Stop
Sasha 1st birthday

Sasha turned 1 year old July 1st. For her birthday she got a all expenses paid trip to the vet for her heartworm test. We did have taco pizza later that evening.
colliehauler 07/06/20 05:43pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Adding on board Generator

If you have a Diesel truck I would get a Diesel generator and mount it in the bed of the truck and not have to mess with propane or gas. It would also do away with the vibration of the trailer when running and cut down on noise. The main disadvantage of having genset mounted i the truck is the RV itself is not always self contained. If the truck leaves the electricity leaves. May not be a big deal all the time. But on occasion it will create an issue. Want go into town with the truck there goes the electric. If it's hot out there goes the A/C. I prefer to have the RV independently self contained. My RV is parked in the back yard, We can just stay in it as long as necessary no truck required. We have stayed in the on short notice due to power outage, hurricane, storms etc. Its nice to be self contained when you need itYour correct, I was thinking how I use a generator. My 5er and TT have built in Onan's and fuel tanks. I mainly use them for stops on the way and I'm connected to the truck anyway. Most of my destinations have power. So while a truck bed generator would work for me it might not work for others.
colliehauler 07/06/20 05:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Adding on board Generator

If you have a Diesel truck I would get a Diesel generator and mount it in the bed of the truck and not have to mess with propane or gas. It would also do away with the vibration of the trailer when running and cut down on noise.
colliehauler 07/05/20 08:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: marginal park power on hot days

Afidel- sounds like you found a way to make it work. Low voltage will definitely kill a A/C unit. An RV repair center not to far from me replaces a bunch ever year for that very reason.
colliehauler 07/03/20 03:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Motorcycle Towing

Short answer no. You need to carry the bike in the back of the truck if you have enough payload for the TT and bike. You didn't say what truck or trailer you have to get a more detailed answer. If your state allows a double tow behind a TT a bike trailer might work as well.
colliehauler 07/01/20 05:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Mach 15 a/c not cooling well

I'm living stationary in a 40 foot 5th wheel here in southern Nevada, summer temps in the 100's and higher. since I don't move this unit I installed a real small evap cooler to maintain the temps in the main living area during the day. Because the larger 15 BTU A/C just doesn'0t cut it. Full sun during day, thermo pane windows help alot. so far it's maintained temps in the high 70's & low 80's durung the day time. At night I run my 13.5 up in the bed room, which will freeze you out. Now I know this setup will not work if your traveling around. There is also some people on the forums that have installed 12 BTU mini-spilt units to there units rigs.Big difference in the low humidity of Nevada where evaporative coolers work well and the high humidity of Texas where they don't work well.
colliehauler 06/30/20 12:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Mach 15 a/c not cooling well

Lots of things you can do to improve temperatures. Put reflective insulation on the windows and keep the blinds closed, single pain windows are very poor heat/cold barriers. Park in the shade from the afternoon sun. Don't open and close the doors a lot. Use a fan for circulation of air. You do these things and it will improve temperatures. Parking in the shade is the single biggest thing you can do to improve conditions. If you look at a tour bus you will see as many as 6 A/C units on them. I'll disagree about opening a vent your letting cool air out and drawing warm air in.
colliehauler 06/30/20 10:24am Travel Trailers
RE: 2019 Dodge Durango with tow package? am I making a mistake?

Much depends on how much use the TT will see. These ultra light TT get that way by giving up sturdy construction. They are flimsy. But if you will be using the TT a couple of weeks a year only on good roads then they may work until you outgrow the RV. On the other hand taking one of those down a rough backcountry road is contraindicated. Or on a 9000 mile cross country expedition. The OP has fixated on the Durango before he ever posted this and was just looking for affirmation of his fabulous decision. He is not receptive to criticism and will not change his mind, period. This is common behavior. Actually, we believe we have moved on from the Durango thanks to the this thread. Still has to be an SUV, but looking at Tahoe and QX80 now.The longer the wheel base the more stable the towing. I would be looking at a Expedition or Suburban for what your wanting to do. To short of wheel base and it can be the tail wagging the dog.
colliehauler 06/28/20 01:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2002 Ford Diesel 7.4 ??

Keep in mind the rest of the truck is going to be old and will require maintenance as well. For me I've got a good mechanic and parts are inexpensive, others might not want to deal with any issues that may pop up from time to time. You got to keep in mind the newest 7.3 truck is almost 20 years old. Will agree with others said about noise, they are loud even with stock exhaust. The automatics behind them were marginal as well for pulling heavy loads. They are capable of being built to handle it but another expense. I've got the six speed manual in my truck.
colliehauler 06/28/20 06:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2002 Ford Diesel 7.4 ??

The new small Diesels in the half tons put out more power but like others will hang on to mine. Have one in a Excursion another in a F-250.
colliehauler 06/27/20 06:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Graphics replacement

We (wife and I) used the 3M eraser wheel with no burned gelcoat. It worked great for us.You do know the difference between aluminum with paint and fiberglass?
colliehauler 06/21/20 12:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Graphics replacement

You can find replacement graphics on ebay as well. Good advice except 3M eraser wheel will burn through paint on a aluminum sided trailer. Works fine for filon siding. I repainted the front cap after doing so. Although I ordered new graphics I will wait to put them on before I sell the TT. I'm not going through this again.
colliehauler 06/21/20 10:45am Travel Trailers
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