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RE: Will Your Next Tow Vehicle be Electric?

YES!! Was just telling a friend the other day, I have an almost 2 year old Ram. Next truck will be electric or at minimum a plug in hybrid. Electric performance in cars is amazing today let alone 5 or 6 years from now! The immediate torque will be amazing! Cant wait!
kfp673 06/01/20 09:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Exterior sticker residue

Thanks all. I figured all of the above would work but was concerned they would damage the clear coat. I have a few of the above around the house so I'll try them sparingly and see how it goes. Thanks again!
kfp673 05/28/20 06:05am General RVing Issues
Exterior sticker residue

How do I get it off? Our camper is two years old now and I never bothered to get residue off from a sticker that I guess was on it at the dealer. I'm sure GooGone will get it off but I'm scared it could damage the clear coat. Any thoughts? Thanks!
kfp673 05/27/20 07:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where do you store your Shoes, Boots, Sandals and Slippers

We have had 3 travel trailers. 19', 33', and now 37' and the problem exists in each one! Family of 5 including twin 12 year old girls = lots of shoes. I'm equally to blame though. Especially in the spring around fishing season when I'm bringing extra boots. We typically pack a large bag jsut for shoes and it sits right at the door, vomits itself all over the ground after day 1, and then we jsut step on, over, and around them the rest of the time. I may trade my new travel trailer in for a toy hauler just for this reason!! ;-)
kfp673 05/18/20 08:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pa Open for Camping

Probably a stupid question- but I am getting conflicting info. PA private campgrounds are open- does that include cabin rentals? Totally depends on the campground and location. We have camped twice already and will be heading out again this weekend all to private campgrounds. 2 of the 3 we had state park reservations canceled so we scrambled to get private. Anyway, some of them say yes with a limit of 1 family unit per cabin and others are just saying no. Seems every website has a COVID19 document to read that gives their specific info, or you can call/email. Definitely going to be an interesting weekend. State park canceled our reservations on Monday for this coming weekend leaving us little time to adjust. After looking online and calling no less than 20 campgrounds (all sold out) we finally found a site. Hopefully everyone will be respectful and keep distance. My biggest concern is the kids. Last week the park we were had full 5 v 5 basketball games going, large kid groups playing some sort of hiding game (manhunt??), etc.
kfp673 05/18/20 08:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Do you use glass plates ?

Thank you all for your replies. Like others have mentioned, we use paper often but we do have some dinners where we just don’t like paper. Also cereal bowls for the kids. This entire set has been sitting on the top shelf in our house kitchen for 10+ years so might as well try it. Just wanted to make sure I wasn’t getting a bunch of “you are crazy” replies. Thanks again!
kfp673 05/13/20 01:55pm General RVing Issues
Do you use glass plates ?

Hello all, After many many years (decades) of using old camping pates and silverware, we are updating our pots and pans and dishes. I am curious how many people use "home style" ceramic dishes, mugs, etc. We currently use old plastic plates but we have a complete dish set in our home doing nothing at all. My only concern is them breaking during travel. Any thoughts?
kfp673 05/13/20 05:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Steep Driveway

While I have what most would consider a short trailer 21' tip to stern, I had similar concerns with my driveway onto the highway from the crown of the road and driveway and the gutter dip. Better clearance pulling in than out. I recently had my axle underslung on the springs from over. Just that gained me 5&1/4" clearance (best I can measure). But before that I did not install my WDH spring bars until after leaving my driveway to keep the TV to TT better able to pivot at that dip. Do you back in with the WDH spring bars connected? Might be worth a try. I use the BlueOx sway pro and typically do not disconnect for backing in so maybe I will try this first as this would be the easiest option if it works. Regarding the casters, after reading about this in earlier post I noticed E-Trailer actually sells something specifically for this https://www.etrailer.com/Skid-Wheels/Ultra-Fab-Products/UF48-979013.html but it sounds like a few of you have concerns with this due to potential frame twist. Great stuff all! Thanks again!
kfp673 05/05/20 09:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Steep Driveway

Thanks for the ideas all! Regarding the drop hitch, when the camper levels off at the bottom the truck is still on the hill. If the hitch is too low it will grind into the driveway. So it fixes the back end but causes a problem on the front. My last travel trailer did exactly this. It sat a few inches lower than this one and would drag the hitch at the bottom and top of the hill. It was 5' shorter then this newer camper though so it did not have the rear end issue. This newer camper sits higher but the length being roughly 37' is what causes the back end problems. Thanks again for the ideas. I will think on these to see if any will work.
kfp673 05/05/20 06:20am General RVing Issues
Steep Driveway

Hello All, Not sure if anything can be done about my situation, but I figured I'd share to see if someone has any ideas. We have a short but steep top half of our driveway which then flattens, turns to the left,s and into the garage. There is a nice spot for our travel trailer straight down the hill, but the problem is when backing the travel trailer down the rear bumper, spare tire, and rear Stab jacks hit due to the angle. We have been storing the trailer at a local storage yard for many years now which has been fine, but we are starting to think we would like it to be home. As of now, I go get the trailer the day before a trip and leave it hooked to the truck up in the street. It's a bit of a pain hauling all the clothes and food up. Not a huge deal but not ideal. The bigger issue is cleaning. I again have to do it in the street. Again, not the end of the world, but not ideal to have 2 slides sticking out into the street even in a fairly quiet neighborhood. A few weeks ago we were determined to find a way to get it down so I could do some maintenance while we have the time and we were able to do so by having my wife place 2x6's under the right tires just before the bumper scrapped and continuing to pace them until the rear started to lift. It then clears by a few mm literally, but it made it. So my question is, is there any easy way to gain 1 1/2 to 2" of clearance? Go bigger tires maybe?? I guess we could keep using the wood trick, but if it kicks the wood or I slides off then the bumper and jacks may get damaged. Oh, and the driveway is paved so grading is really out of the question at this point. Thanks for any suggestions and thoughts you might have. Not sure I can do much but let me know your thoughts.
kfp673 05/04/20 08:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Keystone denying claim (of course)

Keystone was pretty decent on things I complained about. I have the same cracks on my 2010 that I bought new. They said it was stress cracks and nothing to worry about. The worst part of it is I had to look at it on my brand new camper but in the long run they were right. It has had no adverse effect on the performance of the trailer and it never got any worse. I recommend not to drive yourself crazy over such a minor problem. Aggravating yes, but not really that big of a deal; imo. Happy travels! I know its relatively minor, and thanks for all the replies. I just don't think a unit this new should crack like this. And for Keystone to just continue insisting it was hit by something that caused this is what is most frustrating because I know for a fact it was not. The last reply they said "You have had precious claims for other items from your dealer and this was never mentioned before. Had it been a defect from factory it would have been noticed earlier". What??? Anyway, they are not doing anything so I'm on my ow to fix this and just remember it next time I'm camper shopping. Thanks all. Stay safe and have a nice weekend!
kfp673 05/01/20 09:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Keystone denying claim (of course)

Well, after weeks of back and forth with many days in between each reply, forgetting the details of my situation (even though you can simply read the email chain) due to "limited staffing", Keystone replied as to be expected and said Sorry, the decision is final. Amazingly lazy reply. They didn't bother to send the local rep to look at it, ask any questions.. Nope, they just fabricated the idea that damage was done and said denied. Certainly helps solidify me never buying any Keystone trash ever again. Thought we had made a good decision on a camper and unfortunately were wrong. Amazing how cheap and lazy these companies are. I work for a manufacturer in a different industry, and if we even considered this level of support we would be out of business within a year. Really a shame and yet another lost customer for Keystone!
kfp673 04/30/20 07:03am Travel Trailers
Elk County PA area campgrounds

Hello all, Looking for recommendations on a campground in or near Elk county PA for a long weekend this spring / summer. Would like to take the kids to see the Elk and the area. We are in SE PA (Montgomery County) so travel distance is a bit of a concern for a short weekend. We have a 35' trailer and would prefer hookups. Let me know if you are aware of, or have stayed at any nice campgrounds / RV parks in that area. Honestly, the point would just be to enjoy the weekend and relax, maybe do some fishing if there is a nearby lake, or bring kayaks, so I dont really mind if we had to drive 20-30 minutes to view the elk and then head back to camp. Gives something to do. Thanks!
kfp673 04/28/20 09:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Keystone denying claim (of course)

It would be nice if the manufacturer would stand behind their products although being a 2018 rig you are probably out of warranty anyway. Post a pic and maybe someone can describe how they were able to fix or at least make it less noticeable, try to work with Keystone directly as dealers usually don't try as hard when it comes to repairs covered by the manufacturer. Correct, the Keystone 1/3 warranty specifically excludes the cap from the definition of structural.Link Actually, if you read it again you see they include the cap including cracks and paint fading, however they gave themselves a built in "out" by putting ** Does not include damage to the cap. That allows them to simply call anything they want to deny damage which is what they are doing with my unit. It just drives me nuts because I believe I am fair. Had something hit the cap or in any way damaged it I would not have even asked for it to be covered. Anyway, thanks for the replies all. Dealer said they have been having trouble getting through to Keystone via phone right now due to current circumstances and recommended I start with email. Sent the email tonight so I'll post once I hear back.
kfp673 04/20/20 08:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Keystone denying claim (of course)

Here we go... This is the side of the front cap. So the section that wraps around the door side and becomes the wall https://i.imgur.com/wiDcGW8l.jpg
kfp673 04/20/20 03:40pm Travel Trailers
Keystone denying claim (of course)

About 2 weeks ago I went out to give our 2018 Keystone 325BH it's spring cleaning. First thing I noticed was spider cracks on the side of the front cap. These were not there even 1 month ago and the unit has been winterized and not used for over 3 months. After a google search told me that this is not super uncommon on Keystone products I immediately took pictures and sent to my dealer who is only open for service right now and only a few days per week. So, I just got an email from the service department, declined! Imagine that!! They claim it's damage and not a defect. I can tell you with 1000% certainty there has been no damage or impact to the trailer. So right now I am completely pissed off and fighting with Keystone in a time when it's difficult to get ahold of anyone. The initial reply was I should submit to insurance. No way I am doing that for something that was NOT DAMAGED! Any thoughts on how this could be repaired? Do I really need a body shop or is this a task I could consider if Keystone continues to decline it, in which case I will be sure to bad mouth them as often as possible on this and other forums? Thanks!
kfp673 04/20/20 12:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Traveling for Winter Sports

I did a lot of research on this topic last fall preparing for this past winter and then never ended up actually camping anywhere. Most of our Skiing is in PA, but I did find a few options. A small few of the PA resorts had lots where they charge you to stay overnight. One was $60 per night and was just a stone parking lot. But I also found it not too difficult to find open campgrounds within 20 minutes of most ski resorts. There are campgrounds that stay open all year but turn off their water. two summers ago we vacationed in Lake Placid and there were 3 campgrounds in teh Whiteface Mountain area that were year round, but again they shut off water. I agree that it would be fun as long as it's not insane cold. We have a 3 year old that makes these type trips more challenging, but we will do it for sure. Also, dont count out state parks. Some of them will leave a small number of either rustic or electric only sites open year round. The majority do not (at least in PA) but there are some if you do some digging.
kfp673 04/03/20 09:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Song Post - Part Three

Monroe's Hornpipe - Bill Monroe
kfp673 03/22/20 08:14pm Around the Campfire
RE: Pennsylvania State Park Closure

In SE PA opening day trout is the first Saturday in April so we camp every year. With being home so much right now we are itching to get out and were going to hit a state park this weekend but everything shut down. Guess we will keep our eye on them and call some private parks as well to see what is open when.
kfp673 03/21/20 08:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pennsylvania State Park Closure

Curious where my fellow Mid-Atlantic area campers are going if anywhere. Per above, I just had to cancel my April reservations for Trout season opening day, but we would like to go somewhere rural. We were preparing to head to any random park or campground just to get out of the house this weekend but it does not look like anything is open. That said, there are full timers that must be somewhere, so something has to be open. Is anyone at all camping? Thanks all and stay safe!
kfp673 03/21/20 08:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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