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All of this talk about mileage. A diesel will out pull your little 3.5, get better mileage and last twice as long. I will retain its value much better.
ppine 09/18/20 07:34am Travel Trailers
RE: How to remove/prevent standing water at campsite???

This talk of French drains, pumps and hoses for standing water that occurs a few days a year is massive overkill. You can fix the problem with a wheelbarrow and a shovel if you have to. Add some fill. You can use fine gravel, some sand and some loamy soil. Topsoil has a lot of organic matter in it. It will be sticky and will not drain that well. Use topsoil only the top.
ppine 09/17/20 11:20pm General RVing Issues

If you are going to tow over 8,000 pounds get the 3:55. The 3:73 would be even better. You are asking a lot from a small engine and a trailer that weighs a lot more than your truck. I would suggest an F-250 or 350 for that weight and up.
ppine 09/17/20 08:13am Travel Trailers
RE: % bleach to sanitize fresh water tanks

None of theses measurements are critical. The suggestion to charge a well head which is for thousands of gallons of water is around 2 quarts. A cup, a few ounces, 5 ounces will work fine if you let it sit for awhile before draining and flushing your tank.
ppine 09/15/20 11:43am Beginning RVing
RE: Need hitch advice please.

get rid of the adapter, extension.
ppine 09/15/20 07:34am Towing
RE: Great Smoky Mountains Bear FoundScavenging On Human Remains

GSMNP has the highest concentration of black bears in the country. A 16 year old Ohio boy was attacked in his hammock 2(?) years ago. While attacking humans is usually not that common it happens. They do not know how this man died as yet. Scavenging means the bear was eating the corpse. A few bears have to be put down every year because they get too comfortable with humans. They will stroll into Gatlinburg right down mains street in the day time and people get close for that great picture. NEVER approach a bear or an elk to try to get that great picture, just don't because you could end up forcing the park authorities to put the animal down. Just stop it. The highest concentration of bears in the country is in SE Alaska, around one per square mile.
ppine 09/15/20 07:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Great Smoky Mountains Bear FoundScavenging On Human Remains

A small percentage of black bears are predatory on humans. Many people are surprised to learn about this. I used to work in SE Alaska and saw bears every day, black ones and large salmon eating brown ones. I had more problems with black bears, because there were more of them. I have been stalked by them over several hours. They would leave and come back always on my 6 (behind me). Be ever vigilant.
ppine 09/14/20 10:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Just bought Truck Camper- how do I move

You can put it on a trailer and use something strong like chain binders, or a lot of rachet straps. Do not endanger the lives of other people by doing something stupid and hauling a TC in an unsafe manner. Have respect for the lives of others.
ppine 09/13/20 08:08am Truck Campers
RE: Fed up with tire blow outs!!!

Buy some better tires with a higher rating. Slow down. Add some air pressure. Blow outs, say more than one every 5 years is not normal at all.
ppine 09/12/20 08:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Well water

Water softener is of no use. I have been on wells for decades. The H2S hydrogen sulfide mostly occurs in hot water as a byproduct from algae. You can charge the well with Chlorox to improve the water quality. Follow your county regulations. Usually it takes 1-2 quarts down the well head to do the job.
ppine 09/12/20 08:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Klamath Falls Oregon to Lakeview Oregon

nothing to it.
ppine 09/08/20 01:16pm Roads and Routes
RE: More room in the Refrigerator for the important stuff.

If your refir feels too small, put your drinks in a cooler with ice and it will feel much bigger.
ppine 09/08/20 08:53am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Is it a good time to sell?

I have sold some boats recently and found the market to be surprisingly strong. It is the same for RVs. Lots of them are changing hands. Now it is fall and not the best time to sell. Still good, but spring may be better.
ppine 09/08/20 08:51am General RVing Issues
RE: What is best AC unit for Tent Camping?

I agree with Mr. Charles. Tents are mobile. If it is hot gain some elevation. I have no need for power in a tent. I have little need for power in an RV. I bring no phone, no tv and do not play movies. The whole point of going out there is to unplug.
ppine 09/08/20 08:49am Tent Camping
RE: Is a Gas 3/4 Truck and Pop-up Camper Safe in Colorado?

In Nevada diesel is cheaper.
ppine 09/05/20 05:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Wenatchee Washington to Manila Utah, Routing.

It's 100 everywhere. Any snow will not last. You have plenty of easy road choices.
ppine 09/05/20 09:41am Roads and Routes
RE: Flaming Gorge to Page Az. Monument Valley, Escalante NP

Roads are good. A boat is the way to see L Powell.
ppine 09/05/20 09:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping in sub freezing weather

Go to any mining town in the western US and you can find people living in RVs year around in temperatures well below zero. You have to make a few adjustments.
ppine 09/05/20 09:37am Beginning RVing
RE: Camping in sub freezing weather

I used to sleep in the back of my truck in Colorado at ski areas when it was well below zero. The first thing you need are some good down sleeping bags. You can run some heat if you have power, but try for a temp like 50. The simplest way to run the plumbing is to winterize it and work around it, but some people like to use everything no matter what. Get some heat tape, seal up under your rig,
ppine 09/04/20 11:37am Beginning RVing
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

Once you have plenty of power and the right tires for speed, you still have the problem of being able to stop. That is why RVs should be going much over 65-70 even on open roads with plenty of room.
ppine 09/04/20 07:42am Fifth-Wheels
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