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RE: Long term camping questions

Our 5th wheel trailer is parked on gravel when we are home and there is nothing under the tires. No need to support the slide outs.
corvettekent 05/01/21 08:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Heading North in a few days - are campsites crowded?

We came north on 93 two weeks ago. Boondocked all the way.
corvettekent 04/29/21 07:01pm Snowbirds
RE: Toad on Trailer vs 4 Down

I would use the trailer before I crawl under the truck to disconnect the driveshaft. I use to use a car trailer to haul a show car and it became very easy and fast to load and unload. I don't know what type of camping you plan on doing but have you thought about what to do with the trailer once you are set up at camp?
corvettekent 04/24/21 08:47am Dinghy Towing
RE: Uneven Dually tire wear

So have you been rotating the tires? I would put the spare tire on and see what happens to it. It is time for 6 or 7 new tires.
corvettekent 04/11/21 08:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Solar expert please help me understand

I unplugged my converter 8 years ago when I installed my solar. It has been a couple years since I have be in a RV park but if I was my batteries would be charging from solar not the power post. I most likely would be plugged into the power post to run a heater or air conditioning.
corvettekent 04/06/21 10:03pm Tech Issues
RE: hot water rv heater

Yes, but don't do it.
corvettekent 04/01/21 02:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Dually - Need Hitch, Toolbox, Rolling Cover Advice

I love my B&W hitch but mine is before the puck system and kind of hard to remove. I don't know if you plan on doing much boondocking but if you do you might want to think about adding a 50 gallon water tank at the front of the bed and a rear tool box built for a 5th wheel.
corvettekent 03/30/21 09:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Solar Questions

I unplugged my converter seven years ago. My solar keeps my batteries charged. You can leave stuff plugged in when you power on your inverter. Your satellite dish will need to reboot after you turn the inverter on. I clean my panels with soap and water a couple times a year.
corvettekent 03/22/21 11:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery Percentage Before Charging.

This way a shunt based battery meter is so much better than reading battery voltage. When I checked this morning I'm at 81% SOC. My voltage is 12.2. My batteries started charging when the sun came up.
corvettekent 03/17/21 08:32am Tech Issues
RE: Painting of RV

Call your insurance company and ask them who they use for RV repair and paint.
corvettekent 03/16/21 07:05pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Boondocking and working with no electricity

The simple solution is to stop working. I stopped 12 years ago and now I can enjoy life. The next best option is to spend less $$ on gas and buy some batteries, battery monitor, inverter, solar panels, and controller.
corvettekent 03/15/21 06:37pm Tech Issues
RE: How to run exterior cable for wired backup camera?

I have a wireless backup camera but if I was to have a wired camera I would either use the RV's tail lights, back up lights or run conduit along the frame for power.
corvettekent 03/13/21 06:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Build my hitch - trying to reduce sway

Move some weight forward in the trailer and add a second sway bar to the hitch.
corvettekent 03/09/21 08:07pm Towing
RE: Cell coverage in Death Valley

Nope.
corvettekent 02/16/21 06:58pm Technology Corner
RE: Boondocking site selection

Here is one more. Always have a plan B and maybe a plan C.
corvettekent 02/15/21 10:20pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: ..Looking for a new air compressor for the MH tires etc..

There are a lot of 12 volt options for airing up a tire. Why use a 120 volt option that would require using the generator or inverter? Have you looked at VIAIR?
corvettekent 02/15/21 10:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Port Townsend Ferry to Coupeville in WA

We have been to Port Townsend a few times from Marysville and I find it is easier to just drive around and go through Tacoma.
corvettekent 02/06/21 07:30am Roads and Routes
RE: DYI Electric brakes

With only 15K on them your brakes should still be in very good condition. If you have standard wheel bearings then it's time to clean and repack them.
corvettekent 01/18/21 04:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Turning Radius w/Ladder

Why would you trust someone on the internet that no idea how far out your ladder is if it will hit the Jeep? Go to the parking lot and try it, then you will know for sure.
corvettekent 01/15/21 08:30pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Options for new 5er - help choosing

If you are planning to add solar panels to your roof the low AC may help with no shadows on the panels.
corvettekent 01/10/21 06:15pm Technology Corner
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