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RE: Any of you guys winterizing with air only?

we live in north carolina.. generally mild winters although we do go down into the teens at times. we usually go on a few weekend trips during winter if forecast is above freezing. ive always done the compressed air. making sure to remember outside shower faucet, toilet etc. finishing with low point drains. i pour rv antifreeze in sink traps and a few gallons to black tank and grey tanks to reach valves. so far no problems
sgfrye 09/13/19 10:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2019 Keystone Outback 341RD

Although you are close or at your limits for towing such a sizable TT, I think you should be fine for the most part as long as you do not mind letting the gasser roar when traversing through the mountains. We have a similar setup but have a Chevy Silverado crewcab with 6 liter and 410s, we tow a long TT toyhauler when loaded with toys and water exceeds 10K# easily. We already live at nearly 6K elevation and do most of RVing above 7.5K, for well over a decade it has done the job on mountain passes, and tows great at lower elevations and predominately flat roads. Have many awesome times in your beautiful new TT, definitely great for those bad weather days we all experience when RVing. Just a great floorplan, spacious and well thought out. good point on bad weather days. living in nc we can enjoy weekend trips in the winter. its nice to have the extra space when its cold outside, extremely hot, or raining. part of the reason to have a TT is not only enjoying the outdoors but simply getting away and relaxing.
sgfrye 09/11/19 11:57am Travel Trailers
RE: 2019 Keystone Outback 341RD

i have a 2017 ford f250 2wd 6.2 gasser 3:73 rear end. our current TT when bought last fall is a 2019 keystone laredo 330rl. similar floor plan, length, "dry" weight (we are approx 10k lbs loaded to camp). i have had zero problems with this setup. thousands of miles. up and down the east coast. we live in north carolina. DW and i just got back from 8 day trip in the tennessee and nc mountains. interstate driving and winding small steep mountain roads. plenty of truck for the rig. anything over 10k loaded to camp i would go diesel. downside. 8 to 9 mph towing but gas is way cheaper than diesel in my part of the country. fuel stops. 38ft TT is loooong. i usually plan ahead for larger truck stops etc. our hitch is a ezlift old style with spring bars and 1 sway bar that came with our previous TT. this TT is very stable towing. on a side note. be aware that keystone still uses slide motors that can leak oil on top of the slide roof when retracted. causes membrane to bubble up. i found out this last week when i did a roof inspection. 2 0f my 3 have done this. took 9 months to start leaking. their fix is a drip pan underneath motor. common problem that i knew nothing about until i google searched. other than that we have loved it. great floor plan similar to yours. our first TT was a 33ft, one slide
sgfrye 09/11/19 06:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Mopeka propane tank sensor

contact their customer support via email. about a year ago one of my 2 sensors stopped working after battery replacement. the customer service rep asked me to photo the front and back of it, email it to them. they shipped me a new one free of charge
sgfrye 08/29/19 07:30am Travel Trailers
RE: 2019 Keystone 330RL Rear Wall Delamination

can you post some pics? i have this exact same year and model. it might give me a comparison to look at. we have had ours since november of 2019. we had a window leak in the kitchen slide that i discovered myself was due to faulty installation that only showed itself when i took apart the window frame. couldn't see it during pdi
sgfrye 08/27/19 11:27am Travel Trailers
RE: I-26 and I-40 Asheville questions.

A landslide has 74W closed. They are saying Wednesday to re-open...but that has changed from Monday and so on. Better check that it's open when you go, if you decide on that way. I am heading that way Friday to the Tail of the Dragon. I know that's not the route you asked about, just a heads up. thank you for that heads up. approx what area is that? i checked on nc dot for closures and couldn't find it.
sgfrye 08/27/19 09:56am Roads and Routes
I-26 and I-40 Asheville questions.

Wife and I are traveling from central nc to Gatlingburg TN this weekend for a week long trip. Normally we travel I-40 west to Asheville. We are leaving early Saturday morning and As a change of scenery I plan on heading hwy 24-27 west to Charlotte which I have done numerous times with our TT, then I-85 south, Hwy 74 west to I-26 north to Asheville. Any thoughts on I-26 north to Asheville? Road conditions, traffic? Never been on that stretch. Also,any thoughts on I-40 West from Asheville to Gatlingburg area I've not been on that stretch either. We have a 38 ft TT and f250 gasser so not worried about hills. Towed thru mountains before.
sgfrye 08/27/19 06:33am Roads and Routes
RE: Low point drain line caps nightmare

Try amazon: ASIN: B00IRUKIO8 or do as suggested and buy pex valves and be done with it. I bought these from Zoro tools.com https://i.imgur.com/dcCBpC0l.jpg Or these from Amazon valve these do work great... easy peasy
sgfrye 08/27/19 06:20am Travel Trailers
RE: 50amp power protector

Another vote for the Progressive Industries EMS system. Had mine for 2 years now and no problems Dave progressive vote here also.
sgfrye 08/26/19 07:10am Tech Issues
RE: 5th wheel or bumper pull

i have a the f250 6.2 gasser 2017 model. 3.73 rear end. first of all you will love this truck. i have approx 25k miles on mine, at leat 20k towing our 38ft TT which cat scalled approx 10k lbs loaded to camp. wife wanted 3 slides and we loved the floor plan so much. rear living room and large shower this floor plan in a fiver was pushing my truck limits, and i don't like a stressfull towing situation tows our rig like a dream. plenty of horespower, stable suspension, lots of available payload. other member mentioned gas stations. only drawback and is correct. this is a loooong truck trailer combo. gotta plan ahead on gas stops because of station layouts and getting to gas pumps. need alot of room to to back up and turn etc. but its not that bad after you get experience.
sgfrye 08/23/19 06:26am Towing
RE: Good Sam - what's in it for the campgrounds?

google pretty much is the go to for on information anything nowadays, as with amazon.com with goods and such. not sure if thats a good thing but what the public dictates. i use the reviews on google and tripadvisor to help us make a decision on a campground we have never stayed at before and its never let us down.
sgfrye 08/20/19 07:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Which Stand-alone GPS system to purchase?

i primarily use a garmin and have for years. i like the lifetime updates. my wife will have google maps on her iphone for real time traffic info and backup i can tell you from experience there is no one gps system that is one hundred percent accurate, and they all have pros and cons.
sgfrye 08/20/19 07:25am Technology Corner
RE: Camco EAZ-LIFT R6 TT Hitch

you are going to get a ton of answers to this question but here is my 2 cents with this same setup. our first TT was a 33ft, approx 7500lb loaded to camp. had one sway bar. towed like a dream with a ford f250 gasser. when we traded that TT in on a 38ft approx 9500lb TT i had the dealer move the hitch to it off old TT., same setup, same results, tows great after about 15k miles total on both Trailers. easy to hook up and disconnect. its a tried and true system. YMMV is my disclaimer
sgfrye 08/20/19 06:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Material on outside of slide out warping

hard to say without photos but sounds exactly like the slide on our previous TT. looked like there was a problem but never had any water intrusion or know problems because of it.
sgfrye 08/20/19 06:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Battery or no battery????????

An inexpensive Group 24 marine/deep cycle will serve the purpose just fine. exactly cheap wally world hybrid deep cycle batteries have always done great for us on 2 different travel trailers we don't boondock or drycamp. and they will last a long time if you keep them properly charged and fluid levels checked. ive always used them as my deep cycle trolling motor in my boats
sgfrye 08/19/19 09:07am Tech Issues
RE: Harbor Freight solar working great!!

thanks for the update.. sometimes best thing to do is keep it simple
sgfrye 08/19/19 06:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Tire Pressure

i always inflate to max psi on tire sidewall, towing or not
sgfrye 08/16/19 12:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Using an automotive battery charger when onboard fails

I've had the converter fail while camping. Back then, I didn't bring a stand-alone charger with me. But I did have my jump pack, which had a sealed lead acid battery inside. I only needed power for one more night, and this worked fine, though looked a little odd. http://www.2manytoyz.com/camp/tt-jumpack.jpg width=640 Now I carry my old Diehard (Sears) 12V automatic battery charger. I used this to keep batteries fully charged for several years in my garage. http://www.2manytoyz.com/hardware/alt/setup1070.jpg width=640 lithium jump boxes are worth their weight in gold. i have one in my truck, boat, and wifes suv at all times While on another camping trip, someone with a new 5th wheel asked if I could help troubleshoot their battery issue. Dead converter. I loaned him our charger for the several days we were in the same park. Turned out he was one of the folks that reviews campgrounds for Woodalls. Gave me the latest campground guide when he returned the charger. That said, yes, a stand-alone charger will keep your camper going. Mine will only supply up to 10A continuously. But with it charging all day, with little 12V usage, any spikes at night will be supplied by the charger AND the recharged battery bank. The jump pack lasted for years. Every few years I had to replace the internal battery. The case eventually started cracking. Finally threw it away. I now carry a DBPower lithium jump pack in each of my vehicles. https://amzn.to/2Z7FW5p
sgfrye 08/15/19 12:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Wireless Battery Voltage Meter

dang, i don't have an answer but can tell you my basic setup. first, did it ever work properly? my monitor is inside front compartment only about 3 foot away from battery. i use a small cheap usb rechargeable battery bank to power it. other than that i don't have an answer if it worked originally. the sensor on battery cable has to be turned in proper direction its not user friendly but i mainly got it to measure voltage while my TT is at home so i can stay on top of recharging batteries.
sgfrye 08/15/19 06:27am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Using an automotive battery charger when onboard fails

i have a $40 "smart charger"bought off amazon i use for my boat batteries and i will periodically use it when home on my Travel trailer batteries to keep them topped off in condition instead of using onboard wfco converter. i turn off my battery disconnect switch to isolate the batteries first. been working well for me for boat batteries and TT batteries.
sgfrye 08/15/19 05:54am Tech Issues
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