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RE: Home made 50 amp power cord.

you arn't gonna find any. There are no right angle twist-locks. You ain't correct...:S As in - You be wrong!..:B Google "Marinco Park Power 1RPC50RV" - for several suppliers. Walmart appears to be the best price, although most pretty close. Note: The Camping World $44 item is *not* 50 amp ( = 30 amp). . That’s an adapter though, not a plug. OP is looking for a plug to wire into a cord.
jkwilson 07/04/20 11:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wi Fi boosters

Are you just wanting better reception on campground WiFi? If so, you will probably be disappointed. Boosting will usually just make you think you have service, but frustrate you with slow bandwidth.
jkwilson 06/26/20 02:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Toll roads or not

Very few toll roads accept cash, and those that do sometimes require you to exit to pay, and then get back on the road. Most either use EZPass or they send you a bill from a picture of your plate. It can be difficult to avoid toll roads around Boston because of the general level of insanity getting places. You won’t have to stop or pay at the time if you do, so don’t worry about it if it happens. We drive from Cleveland to Boston and back several times in a normal year as we have two adult children living there. Mostly we are just driving the car, but we’ve done the 5th wheel as well. Hands down, the easiest driving is 90. Steady traffic flow, easy on and off for fuel and breaks and a fairly flat route. It is tolled. 80/81 isn’t a bad road, but much hillier (Nothing bad) and you will see traffic as you near NYC even as far out as it passes. Bloomsburg is very close to 80. Pennsylvania is not a good state to try to run the length on state highways with an RV. Too many hills. Go to Google maps and look at the terrain.
jkwilson 06/26/20 08:02am Roads and Routes
RE: Week in Maine. Where would you go?

Acadia
jkwilson 06/22/20 05:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: fore and aft movement

Where is the play? King pin, hitch mounting, hitch internals or the pin box on the trailer can all give you some play.
jkwilson 06/19/20 01:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pumping from the lake.

Easy way to pump lake water is to put some rocks in the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket, put the pump or the strainer pickup in the bucket, tie the hose and wiring plus a retrieval rope to the handle and set it down in the lake. If it’s easy to get into the lake, you might want a screen with a sock on it to help filter, but it may require cleaning. Did this for many years watering cattle on some rented ground with a small 2-stroke pump. I filled a 500 gallon tank up on a small rise, then used that to gravity feed two smaller tanks with float valves. Calcium Hypochlorite pool chlorinating tablets could be used to keep the water from getting nasty in your storage tank.
jkwilson 06/10/20 08:25am Tech Issues
RE: 2017 F250 gas performance upgrade

Really isn’t much you can do to a gas engine that will help. Tweaking shift points helps some, but the Tow-Haul button takes care of that. Trading it in on a 7.3 is probably the best move. The K&N will give a nice boost in performance, but it’s only a step above running with no filter.
jkwilson 06/03/20 06:26pm Fifth-Wheels
I want a pair of magic shoes!

Not seriously magic, but maybe hard to find. Waterproof, breathable, not cold, a little tread to keep me from falling on my butt, and easy on and off. Wanting something I can put on when our elderly dogs need to go RIGHT NOW and want to head through wet grass. Wear around the fire or when grilling or just anything staying close to the campsite so I’m not tying and untying shoes all the time. Now, I wear Crocs sometimes, but they aren’t great on a cool morning with dew or rain, and my feet get dirty. I wear a pair of moccasin/slipper crosses with a rubber sole. They are good unless it’s wet. Flip flops are out. Too easy to fall and dirty. I’ve actually been eyeballing a pair of Goretex hikers wondering if I can trim them down to a slip-on. Anyone have a good option?
jkwilson 06/02/20 05:35pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Insulating paint

As far as I can see, that video was utterly information-free. Any pictures they included were covered with text so you couldn’t see them.
jkwilson 06/02/20 12:39am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Rig for two couples?

Thanks to the suggestions you folks gave me, I gave these folks a suggestion that has them all guardedly excited. I recommended that they use a Grand Design Momentum 397TH as a basis for comparison Because it has two full baths, though the second is small. They are fairly excited about the idea of converting the garage and rear bath into a semi-private suite with its own outside entrance. Even thinking about taking two motorcycles along for the scenic rides and leaving the factory furniture in the garage. They seem totally unconcerned about being in close quarters. I will keep you all updated.
jkwilson 05/26/20 08:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Prophetstown SP or Patoka Lake Campground

We stayed at a park down in English, IN that we absolutely loved. We wished we had time to stay longer, but we couldn't stay another day at that time. https://www.sycamorespringspark.com Stayed once. Nice place and fairly cheap. We call it the Nazi park. No alcohol, no reservation changes or refunds and there are rules for everything.
jkwilson 05/23/20 09:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anybody fix Chicago style pizza in a Dutch oven?

Be generous with the parchment paper. That is the plan.
jkwilson 05/22/20 04:43pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Prophetstown SP or Patoka Lake Campground

Seems like Patoka would be way out of your way. Fairly nice place but would expect it to be fairly rowdy for the next week or so.
jkwilson 05/22/20 04:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rig for two couples?

This would be one couple buying and owning the rig. The already have a truck for their massive horse trailer, so that isn’t an issue. Toy hauler might have its appeal since he has a Harley. A private room with a comfortable bed, private half bath at least and a couple of recliners would go a long way toward preserving peace. Still not sure I’d do it, but if they enjoy it, good for them. I’d go for trip where we both had a rig and even stayed at the same places and collaborated on meals, but it would be awfully nice to step into your own home every night and to have our own transportation so we could see and do what we wanted. Even if it ended up with the women going one place and the men another.
jkwilson 05/22/20 02:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rig for two couples?

I’m sure there are couples who can make it work, and for them having only one vehicle and needing only one site would be nice. I’m not sold on the plan. Plan is for us to meet up with them along their route for a few days, so we may get an up close view of how it works out.
jkwilson 05/21/20 11:03am Fifth-Wheels
Anybody fix Chicago style pizza in a Dutch oven?

Sounds like a good idea. Found a couple of recipes, but they were somewhat vague.
jkwilson 05/21/20 10:19am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
Rig for two couples?

Friend asked me what kind of camper I’d recommend for two couples to travel together. They are wanting to take a big, multi-month US and Canada tour with his sister and her husband. After the trip they’d decide to keep the rig, trade it for something else or just sell it. They are fairly close, but I’m not sure I’d want to be confined to a 5th wheel and the cab of a truck for so much time with any other couple :) I told him I thought he should be looking for a bunkhouse, but I couldn’t say which one. As most are designed with the idea of kids in the bunk area, the accommodations are going to be a little less comfortable in the back. Is there such a unicorn with a comfortable bunk area? My personal thought would be a bunk room with a TV and comfortable seating so you can get away from each other if needed. Obviously the bunk area reduces the living area, so things are tighter when you are together. Thoughts?
jkwilson 05/21/20 09:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to camp with electric only

A water bandit or water thief is a good thing to have. It will let you use a hose on a spigot without threads. Can make life much easier and is cheap and small enough to take along just in case. A cheap 5 gallon camping water jug can be used to shuttle water. If the campground has a dump station, a waste tote may be a worthwhile investment, especially now when staying clear of the public showers and bathrooms may be more important. Worrying about every drop of water can take a lot of fun out of the trip, especially if you have kids along. It all depends on the size of your group and your personal activities and wants.
jkwilson 05/17/20 09:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Steep Driveway

A friend of mine stops at a grocery store a half mile from his home and drops his hitch as low as it will go so he can back in to his drive. Does the reverse when leaving. Maybe you could chock the trailer and go with a lower hitch point.
jkwilson 05/04/20 08:37pm General RVing Issues
Goodyear plans to close their Gadsden, Alabama plant

Announced a couple of days ago. Gadsden Plant Closure This is the plant where the Endurance trailer tire is made.
jkwilson 04/26/20 07:08am General RVing Issues
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