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RE: Gas grill replacement

I never liked the grill that came with our camper. For years we used a Thermos version of the Coleman Roadtrip grill which served us well (although not as good as the Roadtrip). Then I finally bit the bullet and bought a Weber Q 100 small grill, and use a 20lb propane tank. I can certainly use the small green tanks with it, but the big tank pretty much assures that I won't run out of propane during the weekend. I looked into using the campers propane system for the grill, but went with a separate tank. Big advantage of using a separate tank is that you can setup the grill anywhere, without having to be tied into the camper. same experience with me.
sgfrye 01/10/20 06:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Cable Slides over ride on Cross Roads Travel Trailer

Good on you for trying to figure it out before you have a problem. Since you can, pull the slide in half way so you can see where you need to hook up the extension. Hook it up and try to figure out if there is any way you would be able to do it with the slide all the way out. If the answer is no ..... start looking for some wood putty that will match the crown molding now. The only answer would be to pry the crown molding off and then reattach it with brad nails later. Hence the need for matching wood putty to fill the holes. this is what i would have to do... good advice
sgfrye 01/08/20 12:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Holly Bluff Campground Asheboro NC

Zooland in Asheboro is good for an overnight. x2 clean and quiet. affordable rates and they do have some water/electric only sites great for overnights
sgfrye 01/07/20 06:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: residential refrig.

Many many posts about running a R/R using inverter and none to my knowledge have had trouble with excessively depleted trailer batteries. This is not off-grid camping where you are looking to get depleted batteries full while in transit. If the battery is a bit low it gets charged at the next destination. x2 our first TT had a residential fridge which i miss greatly compared to the propane fridge because we don't boondock or off grid camp but thats a whole other issue we made several 9 to 10 hour trips with an inverter and 2 cheap wally world hybrid deep cycle batteries. never had a depleted battery. i ran the fridge off those batteries parked at home in the middle of summer heat 24 hours and still had approx 75 percent battery left though i never wanted to drop the batteries below 50 percent charge.
sgfrye 01/03/20 06:18am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Imagine tt by Grand Design

In high humidity areas,like the south east. You will want 2 A/C units. x2 we live in north carolina and i can tell you from a lot of experience a single 15k btu will struggle when temps reach into the 90's unless you are parked in the shade. around 80 degrees inside the rv is about what to expect. after the sun goes down it gets comfortable
sgfrye 01/02/20 06:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Modified/pure sine wave

Replace the modified sine wave 1800 watt inverter with a pure sine wave and move forward. x2
sgfrye 12/17/19 07:34am Tech Issues
RE: 27 footer vs 32 footer, towing/handling difference?

I went from a 30 footer to a 37 footer and I can say the difference in lenght is an issue with gas stations and some other manuvering areas. I will say it backs up better but you better pay attention to turning corners on the roads. I'm 57 feet and a few inches bumper of TV to bumper of trailer and my biggest issue is gas stations because I have a gasser 2500. Diesel would not be so much a problem. my thoughts exactly. our first TT was 33ft bumper to bumper, current TT is 37ft bumper to bumper. i have an f250 gasser. both TTs towed great. only issue is having enough room to manuever at gas stations and campgrounds. well worth it though for the extra room
sgfrye 11/13/19 06:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Costs of things

We rv because we travel with a dog and hate sleeping in beds that hundreds of other have slept in before us. We like having our own bathroom that's usually available 24/7 when we travel. Needless to say, we have not thought about how much it cost. When people ask us we ballpark our mpg, repairs, food, camp fees and other rv related expenses. When the bill comes, we simply pay it and don't think twice. same here only we have 4 small dogs that travel with us
sgfrye 10/29/19 06:26am Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV park rates

Charging market rates is not price gouging. The definition of price gouging is charging a much higher price than normal when some event makes an essential item scarce. Typical example is charging 10 times the normal price for fuel, ice, water, generators or other necessities after a hurricane. Even then, it is legal to stop extending discounts. A recreational RV site, not in the middle of a natural catastrophe, cannot be guilty of price gouging. The park you are referencing has obviously decided to stop offering a discount for long term stays. There are many potential reasons. They may have found that there is no need to offer that discount since long term stays in the area have no other choice. They may be able to fill the sites with short term renters, so why take in 50% less revenue with a monthly guest. Long term stays may have hastened those decisions by being less than ideal guests. You can find multiple examples in reviews were parks are downgraded due to an abundance of long term residents. All of those reasons factored into the decision we made years ago to not offer any rates beyond weekly. As a matter of fact, we do not allow stays in excess of a month regardless of what the customer is willing to pay. They are simply making a business decision, don't take it personally. best answer
sgfrye 10/25/19 07:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton

3/4 ton gasser pick one you like the best of the 3 big 3
sgfrye 10/24/19 06:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: No Hot Water

do you have an outside faucet/shower? if so check faucets. even with no hose hooked up the cold valve turned to open position can give you cold water only at inside faucets. happened to me last winter. after winterizing with compressed air i forget to turn outside shower valve to closed position, a month later went camping and thought my hot water heater was malfunctioning.
sgfrye 10/24/19 06:26am Tech Issues
RE: Trailers with outside kitchen

our keystone laredo 330rl has full kitchen minus a sink. but has gas top stove. micro wave, mini-fridge, drawer and cabinet space. even outside tv. rear living with opposing slides and full slide in bedroom. large shower. this is our second TT. we love everything about it. after owning it a year. it is large. 38ft and approx 9500 to 10k loaded to camp.
sgfrye 10/22/19 06:52am Travel Trailers
RE: slide out question when fifth wheel is parked for the summer

I think it's just common sense to occasionally activate any type of mechanism. If for no other reason than to let you know it's working and not seized. Sometime you may have to leave quickly, it's nice to know you can retract the slide without any problems. But that's just me. I know some people think that if your car, generator, snow blower, or anything mechanical is working when you put it in the garage it will work normally after sitting for a year or two. The few minutes it takes to activate the slide may save you from grief in the future. best common sense post of the week
sgfrye 10/18/19 09:17am Tech Issues
RE: New to the forum, new to TT's as well

Great!. Enjoy your self. Hardest thing to remember. Don't make it harder than it has to be. welcome and great advice here. rv's aren't stick and brick homes, they weren't designed to be. you can overthink the experience to the point of not being enjoyable
sgfrye 10/15/19 05:33am Beginning RVing
RE: Built-in microwave sounds sick

Sounds like the microwave going bad. Pull it out and plug it into your house to test it. x2 keep it simple when it comes to trouble shooting
sgfrye 10/15/19 05:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Backup camera

i have the furrion wireless system on our current 38ft TT. i originally had it on our previous 33ft TT. i have been pleased with it. rarely drops signal as is with no booster.
sgfrye 10/11/19 06:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tail wagging the dog?

sgfrye 10/08/19 06:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: What do you want in a campground?

Great Topic and so many different opinions. For me its an equal combination of site size, shade, view, and feel. So in general I want full hookups if possible, but I prefer the state park feel with huge wooded sites. Prefer it fairly level but dont even care that much about that if it's beautiful scenery. I just curse the whole time setting up and then get over it when I see the view of the lake. Ha! Ideally the site is so big you could put 4 or 5 more campers between the next site in theory giving room to spread out. I also want the site to be walking distance to the lake, pond, river, or whatever if there is one so I can fish and kayak in the morning without driving anywhere. So basically I want the same tent camping experience I had growing up as a kid, but with the full hookups and comfort fo a camper. pretty much what DW and i enjoy. we will also stay at private campgrounds looking like parking lots if its the best we can find if we are in a specific area for something like sight seeing. in general we prefer state parks with large sites at affordable prices with water and electric on site
sgfrye 10/03/19 06:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Experience towing w/ 2WD F250, 2500 or other 3/4 ton

i have a 2017 f250 gasser 2wd. live in north carolina so normally no bad winters. i tow a 38ft TT 10k TT up and down the east coast mountains to the coast. so far haven't needed 4wd, but we only state in state parks and established rv campgrounds. i still have my trusty 20 year old f150 4x4 if i want to go off roading.
sgfrye 09/30/19 06:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tennessee To South Carolina

I-40 and 26 is a good route. DW and i did it couple weeks back. nice ride no problems
sgfrye 09/27/19 06:21am Roads and Routes
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