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RE: New 5er, fresh water

My sister recently bought a new trailer with these valves and has battled them all summer......looks like a cockpit on an airplane. I imagine once procedure is learned things may simplify.
kellem 07/26/21 11:31am General RVing Issues
RE: parking on a slight driveway

My trailer is only " fairly level " and frig runs 24/7 and never an issue. Is your driveway so sloped that you can't achieve.....some level of levelness.
kellem 07/26/21 11:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Awning will not roll back up

Been there, the awning material comes over the top, not under. Wife broke a finger nail but we finally wound enough.
kellem 07/25/21 05:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Saw a TT with rear entry

I completely understand what you're referring to and I've only seen one rear entry trailer and it happened to be recently on an approximately 32ft bumper pull. The glaring issue that stands out is backing deep into a site, you often lose level ground, which we always do. Perhaps convenient stepping up to rear bedroom but not practical given the layout of 99% of places we stay, level ground being #1.
kellem 07/25/21 05:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Ford recalls

I have a 2021 F250 and the only recall is a windshield that may not hold fast in front on collision.....neither will my teeth.
kellem 07/16/21 05:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Poop in outside sink

Wow, 35 years of RVing and had no idea a sink of any kind was tied into a sh** tank....how naive is that?
kellem 07/16/21 05:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: I refuse to double tow.

What this has effectively accomplished is put the trailer over it's GVWR, ABUNDANT stress on rear axle but this person definitely has a can do attitude, wow.
kellem 07/16/21 08:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Size Matters???

Wife and I are also retired and bought our last RV, maybe. We much prefer state parks over KOA campgrounds so that takes us off the beaten path often so size did matter. We're in a 30ft trailer and find it spacious for the 2 of us and can comfortably navigate the backroads. Also pulling with the 7.3 gas engine. We're over 2000 miles and over 30 nights of camping in 2021 and no urge to go bigger.
kellem 07/15/21 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is Lance the “gold” standard

We've had 2 Starcraft trailers,1 Fleetwood and 1 keystone and as technology advances the newest trailer has much better materials compared to our 1st trailer. We've looked at Lance, Oliver, ORV and Nash and came to the same conclusion.....we buy new about every 5 years so floorplan trumps fancy hardware and Azdel. Lol Airstream is a no go for the wife as we've owned 1 trailer without slides, never again.
kellem 07/15/21 05:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Basic Maintenance

I'm one of those " anal " RV owners. 1. Tires replaced every 5 years 2. Bearings repacked once per year 3. Roof inspected every 6 weeks while applying 303 4. Tires inspected and inflated to max psi before each trip. 5. Water system sanitation twice per year 6. Entire trailer and rubber gaskets gets an application of 303 every 6 weeks. 7. Fix what breaks.
kellem 07/15/21 10:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Poop in outside sink

Highly doubt a sink is tied into black tank, no way. What your experiencing is hot temps and grey tank is extinguishing odor. Our grey tank is just as pungent as black tank during hot months. Just dump a cup of bleach into kitchen sink and let it slosh around during travel......we've found it's always the dish water vs shower water incase you have 2 gray tanks.
kellem 07/14/21 06:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Should I Throw In the Towel?

There all junk, you simply examine you're tolerance level with each unit.
kellem 07/12/21 05:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: An Embarassing Moment in a Walmart Parking Lot

Back in the 70's we called that flashing.
kellem 07/03/21 05:29pm Around the Campfire
RE: Electric bikes !!

This thread has me looking and it sounds like something I would enjoy. But, I've never seen one around here and I wonder if they are legal on the local bike trails ??? The usually have a sign saying no motorized vehicles. Isn't this a motorized vehicle ? Ebikes are rated in specific classes. I ride a class 1 which is pedal assist " must be pedaling " and are allowed on our mtnbike trails in VA. I'm sure each state will vary. Warning: don't test ride an Ebike unless you're ready to write a check.....amazing.
kellem 07/03/21 05:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wintering Over

I'm possibly a minority here which is fine. 1st, yes mice nearly destroyed our first trailer and trust me, nothing from Amazon works like mint oil, moth balls, high pitch squeals, nothing. You must eliminate access to trailer by sealing all crevices. 2nd, we take nothing from trailer during the cold weather months and simply leave the furnace set to 40*......but I'm an expert at keeping mice out now.
kellem 07/03/21 05:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Keystone Passport SL221BH or 268BH w/Ford F150 4.6L, 3.55

I'm not a member of the weight police but will add this. Longer trailers have a way of bullying lighter tow vehicles with shorter wheel bases. You may well be in spec with either trailer but wind and being passed by big rigs will be felt with more authority with the longer trailer. Find out what your truck is capable of and remember, you'll be much closer to the trailers GVWR vs dry weight or UVW.
kellem 06/30/21 05:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: How old is too old?

Yep, it's certainly dependent of the individual. Mom was 93 and drove, worked a garden and never wore glasses. Wife is 55 and struggling with arthritis. Best friend had a heart attack and died at 56. Genetics play a roll as does mindset so if your enjoying what you're doing then by all means, enjoy life to the fullest as life is merely flash.
kellem 06/28/21 01:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric bikes !!

Been an avid mtnbiker for 30 years and needed a little help at the age of 60 so purchased a Trek Rail full suspension Ebike.....WOW is all I can say. I'm back on trails that I've not ventured in many years, feel like a kid again and battery life is incredible. Go camping for a week and never bring the charger. This particular bike has 4 power settings and I always ride on lowest (economy)so that I can still benefit from excercise. If the trailer is hooked up, the bike is certainly aboard.
kellem 06/28/21 01:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2011 Keystone Outback 250RS - New Owner!

Have always been a fan of the Outbacks as you gain some useful square footage without additional towing length. Hope you and the family enjoy as the 250 is a super nice floorplan.
kellem 06/28/21 01:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Smaller Holding Tanks...What to do when NO hookups??

Never heard of so much compromising to go camping.....flush toilet with dish water, shower with a baby wipe. How about dishes with black tank ? Lol Sorry
kellem 06/25/21 08:27pm Travel Trailers
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