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RE: Camping in Minnesota

Anytime I travel out West I fill up before I leave town. I also carry an extra five gallons of gas, in case I run out. At 10 mpg or less towing, I leave as little as possible to luck. I agree, late August early September has been about the best for our canoe trips in northern MN.
rbpru 01/21/20 03:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone use rv share?

I rented a TT to see if we wanted to buy one. Once we bought one, I never thought of renting it. To me it is a hobby not a business.
rbpru 01/20/20 10:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Disconnect battery when not using?

My TT battery lasts about 3 days, if it is not plugged in to the 120v line. Too many sneak circuits to keep it unplugged. I just disconnect then negative battery lead. Simple enough.
rbpru 01/20/20 09:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Goodyear Endurance tires?

Keep in mind that road hazards do not care what your tires cost. I have found it prudent to buy road hazard insurance. However, some dealers will not insure ST tires. ST tires are used on all types of trailers including construction site, utility, farm, horse and a host of others. So, the manufacturer does not know the end use or abuse.
rbpru 01/14/20 09:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: downsizing for the winter

Double post.
rbpru 01/10/20 09:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: downsizing for the winter

We have a 25 foot Dutchmen. Great for two adults and a big dog. You can weave through city streets and fit into campgrounds. However, we opted for a big bath over bunk beds, so no room for guests.
rbpru 01/10/20 09:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Helio travel trailers?

Rent before you buy. Even a similar sized model will tell you more about your TT needs than almost any other option. If you like it fine, if not you are not out the big bucks.
rbpru 01/10/20 09:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing a 2640lb 16ft TT with a Ford Ranger 4.0L?

It is all in the math. The max cargo of your truck. The load you have with family, gear and TT tongue weight. Numbers do not care about people's opinions.
rbpru 01/09/20 08:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Hey Y'all! Have a noob question!

While we do not fill the tank before dumping, we do dump before leaving the park. No sense hauling all that extra weight and **** around. When we dump the tank, I usually flush about a 5 gallon bucket of clear water down the stool. When the water runs clear through the clear plastic elbow at the dump slinky hose, we are good to go. You can develop any method that works for you. Most people do. If you screw up once, chances are you will not make the same mistake again. Good luck
rbpru 01/07/20 10:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: I shopped for a new TT today

If the truck can handle the family, gear and tongue weight; and you like the trailer, go for it. We still have our 2010 TT because we have never found a better floor plan. Good luck.
rbpru 01/07/20 09:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: 6 gal electric hot water heater upgrade

We have a dual propane/electric water heater. You can use either, or both for faster recovery. Personally I always use the electric options, because I am paying for the electricity in my camp fees. No reason to burn my propane. In have never popped the 30 amp breaker and our 6gal. water heater is sufficient for our needs. When we do camp without electricity we run the propane. As mentioned the air intake and exhaust are both vented external to the living space.
rbpru 01/07/20 09:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Should I disconnect WD bars

We often camp and go with one nighters getting to our destination. We don't unhitch, drop the bars or mess with the stabilizers. I do disconnect the 7 pin plug to isolate the TV battery. There is supposed to be a relay that does this automatically, so I suppose it is just a bit of old school thinking.
rbpru 01/03/20 02:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: WD proper setup-bars-and level tow vehicle

I agree with Vintage. The TV and TT are level. The TT hitch is set on the ball. My dealer prefers a 1" high ball preload. The combination sags at the hitch. The bar links are adjusted to bring the TV and TT back to level, or a tad nose down. I have a Blue Ox and it was worked great even through hard stops and emergency swerve.
rbpru 12/17/19 09:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Roof: Not leaking, but 20 yrs old

My TT is 10 years old and so far no problems. Once a year I seal an occasional crack in the original sealant. The roof was built well the first time, I expect it to last until the edges wear thin or a roof member gives way. It is an early "lite" model and I cannot walk on the roof. That maybe why it is still tight. Sometimes it is just dumb luck.
rbpru 12/16/19 09:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: WD proper setup-bars-and level tow vehicle

My truck was backed into the TT dealer's shop. The truck and TT were both level. The hitch ball was set 1 inch above the TT socket. The TT was set on the ball and the bar links adjusted so the TT was 1 inch nose down and the truck 1 inch nose up as compared to level. As the TT load varies from trip to trip and the components age, I try to keep the bar chain links adjusted to give the same TT nose down,truck nose up. A bit more TT nose down, really does not seem to affect anything over the past 40.000 miles.
rbpru 12/16/19 09:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: help picking new tt

In my opinion the first thing you do is list what you want in an TT. I our case it was, * A bed you could exit without crawling over your spouse. * A big bath with linen storage. * Enough room inside for two adults and a big dog to stay comfortably when it rains. * A large pantry area. All the above had to be in a floor plan we liked. It had to be towable with an F-150 with a max cargo limit of 1411 lbs. It had to be at a reasonable cost. We rented a TT that had that we thought we wanted for a ten day trip, refined our thinking, then found what we needed in a three year old, 25 foot, Dutchmen Lite with a short slide out. That was six years and 40,000 towing mile ago. Good luck
rbpru 11/20/19 09:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Voice Controlled Travel Trailer

Technology is a train. You do not have to board it, but you will be left behind. I ride the train to the stops I desire, then let others go on their merry way. It is great when I need it, easy to ignore when I do not. I am perfectly at home with a canoe and tent when I need to be or in my TT when it is available.
rbpru 11/20/19 09:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Casita vs "conventional" small trailers

It has been my experience that floor plan trumps all else. The best bomb proof TT will not be as satisfying as a proper floor plan. Good luck
rbpru 11/19/19 07:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Voice Controlled Travel Trailer

I use the technology I need and leave the rest to others. Next on my list of needs is, a car to drive me to the skeet range. A car that comes curbside to pick me up at the mall, after it found its own parking space. Home and RV, I have what I need, though a rear mounted camera might be nice.
rbpru 11/19/19 06:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Extended Warrantee?

We bought a used RV and spent the extended warranty money on better insurance coverage. For us it worked out fine when we hit a road hazard and took out a wheel and both axles. It is simply a gamble.
rbpru 11/07/19 10:00am Travel Trailers
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