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RE: Fancy Gap VA KOA next weekend

We haven't been with a TT in probably 8 years as we sold ours back then and bought another one this spring. Can't wait! Kind of sad the previous owners sold it a few years ago, but the new ones seem to be doing a great job. One of our top 5 favorite little campgrounds anywhere between VA and NC. Looking forward to see the changes they have made. They always had some of the nicest bathhouses, store, and cabins. haven't stayed there yet but this past summer when we were staying at stone mountain state park, we took the time to drive to this koa and the very friendly office staff allowed us to drive thru to check things out. looked to be well kept and the sites were nice.
sgfrye 10/16/20 11:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Jump starters

Interesting about the booster packs. Perhaps I should look into them. Being old school, and a guy who has been turning wrenches since I was a teenager, I have a hard time wrapping my head around something tiny having enough oooomph to start a vehicle. i have no experience trying to jump start a diesel engine, but i can tell you from experience managing a van fleet and personal use, i have used them to jump start large ford v8s, mid size engines, small 12 volts like riding mowers. the different jump boxes i used were normally in the 60 to 80 dollar range. yes they work well unless the battery is way past dead.
sgfrye 10/16/20 10:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Azdel or not?

Since Azdel is a man made product and the exterior fiberglass is as well even if you get water in between and you get some delam you shouldn't have the big pucker bubbles like you would with luan. Luan will breakdown and pucker and separate like plywood will. Think of Azdel like you would cement board siding for houses. It's virtually impervious to water. I think it's better than Luan but in the end I want a floor plan I can enjoy. So many other factors come into play when deciding on an RV. Siding is one as is the frame, suspension, lighting, interior finishes, storage, layout, etc. If you take care of your RV with regular maintenance you should avoid most problems. I've seen 10-15 year old RV's with fiberglass over laun walls that look fine. I've seen new ones that have had delam within a couple years. Those latter are rare IMO. Get a plumbing leak and there goes you floor regardless of what walls you have. Maintenance, maintenance maintenance. good response
sgfrye 10/16/20 10:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Camp Hatteras Route

When you hit 40 at Winston stay on it, don’t get back on 74. Pick up 64 in Raleigh and it ends at the ocean, art 12. this ^^^
sgfrye 09/15/20 08:23am Roads and Routes
RE: Route to Myrtle Beach Travel Park

By all that is holy, stay out of Conway. i agree with the others- good route. 22 in particular is a great road. rarely more than a few vehicles on it ime. x2
sgfrye 08/31/20 10:06am Roads and Routes
RE: Travel trailer recommendation

find the rv you want new/used hire a rv tech to inspect it. best money you,ll have spent. knowing there no hidden surprises. excellent advice
sgfrye 08/31/20 09:55am Travel Trailers
RE: route to willow tree resort longs SC

Narrow 2 lane country lane but fairly straight, should be no problem x2
sgfrye 08/14/20 06:25am Roads and Routes
RE: Why remove dinette booth and replace with table and chairs

had both, prefer table and chairs. never like dinette booth in our first TT. uncomfortable for wife and i. i eventually took dinette table out, turned one of the benches parallel to wall and basically made a L-shaped sofa that my wife loved to lounge on when i stretched out on the living room sofa. to each his own ..
sgfrye 08/04/20 11:18am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Trailer length - does that influence spot availability?

We travel with our 36’ and have not had major problems. The public parks east of the Mississippi have been the most restricted. The western states have been much easier because we boondock a lot. Some of the western parks are too small, but we’ve always managed to find a spot with or without hookups pretty close to where we wanted to be and usually just as nice as the ones that were too small. For us the comfort of the bigger rig always outweighs the minimal hassle. x2 on this. our TT is 37ft. we plan ahead with reservations far in advance at state parks and private cg's
sgfrye 08/02/20 11:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Axle and Hub Question

Not sure how to add images here. I just put up a temporary page with the pictures at: Hub Axle Pictures Absolutely normal, run from the crooks! x2 on this. local truck shop or trailer shop is your best bet
sgfrye 07/27/20 11:05am Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone use Quick connect for water hose?

yes money well spent.
sgfrye 07/17/20 11:19am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 15+ F150 - Breakaway Cable anchor?

The engineers put tow hook rings on the hitch and not on the vehicle frame for a reason. Convenience and safety. Don’t try to think outside the box. Use a clasp/hook device and attach to the safety chain anchor rings. x2 what i do
sgfrye 07/07/20 11:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Do any of the new TTs come with Surge Protectors?

To , add i have one on my 30 amp TT. If you need it once its worth it, especially if you have a week long stay. I would hate to fry my ac or fridge and have to cut a vacation short for a few bucks. The biggist issue you will run into is low power. That can ruin an ac. So surge is for more power, a good ems does it all. You have 2 choices , plug and play( but people say some steal them, or a hardwired, recomended if you can swing it. I have a plug in play because i got it last minute and didnt have the time to do the wiring. No one stole mine yet( knocks on wood). good explanation we had progressive 30amp on first TT and 50amp version on current TT. well worth the money.
sgfrye 07/07/20 10:16am Tech Issues
RE: Coleman Mach 15

If you have just 1 AC on a 36 foot unit. NOOOOOOO! You can buy a new companies AC (Furrion) that claims 15.5K. The plain fact is, you need 2 or 3 AC units once you go over 35 foot and also depends on how many slide rooms you have when you have that length. Doug here is your answer. same here in nc summers. we have a 37ft TT. if you can't get in shade 1 ac will struggle to keep TT interior in the 80's
sgfrye 07/07/20 10:13am Tech Issues
RE: Outdoor Kitchens

our first TT had an outdoor kitchen with a sink.. never used sink but did use the kitchen all the time. our current TT has a larger outdoor kitchen with more cabinets, fridge, microwave, gas stove, no sink or grill. like the current outdoor kitchen better. everyone has pros and cons but for us we utilize it every trip. point being you can find outdoor kitchen without sink if thats what you look for.
sgfrye 07/01/20 06:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Mach 15 a/c not cooling well

what you are experiencing is about normal if you can't get into a very shaded spot
sgfrye 06/30/20 07:35am Travel Trailers
RE: new RV purchase advice

if you decide to purchase used or new, an independent mobile rv tech/inspection would be money well spent unless you can do it yourself. even experienced rv'ers can miss small things on a PDI. we have bought 2 new TT's and had good experiences both times. we looked for good used TT's to purchase but the combination of finding the size and floorplan we wanted plus most slightly used RVs in our area had prices comparable to new ones so it was a no brainer for us.
sgfrye 06/11/20 12:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Yet another reason to love trailering

agree on all points. plus it makes life easy traveling with our 4 small dogs.
sgfrye 04/15/20 12:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Spring Shakedown Trip cancelled

north carolina state park campgrounds are closed till further notice. trails and restrooms are open
sgfrye 03/19/20 06:38am Travel Trailers
RE: 2019 Forest River Salem 27Rei

our first TT was a forest river wildwood considered an entry level TT. owned it about a year and half. overall no problems with it but with any RV, your best bet is to learn how to maintain it yourself.
sgfrye 03/16/20 06:23am Travel Trailers
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