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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
RE: Roof rot on Travel Trailer

Tough call here. Personally, on an older trailer that's worth what? $5-8k? in good condition I'd get it covered, let it dry as best as possible. Dunno where in Cali you are, winter and rain or Palm Springs or somewhere in between weather wise. Seal it up and go camping, and see if the condition maintains or worsens. If you're saavy with repairs and the damage isn't into the framework and you don't have to re-work or remove siding or front cap, it could be a relatively economical fix. If it does involve that stuff, you're faced with a big $ repair that could/will cost a good % of what the trailer is worth AND it would be un-usable once tore apart. x2 seal up and go camping.
sgfrye 02/27/20 06:32am Travel Trailers
RE: tested the blue camco filter with a TDS meter

I use the Camco filter, not to make campground spigot water drinkable but to remove small debri particles from what goes into my camper. I'm more concerned about a rust flake from plumbing from a old campground plumbing system that may have been built 50+ years ago getting into a check valve or my water pump and causing a problem. I haul my own drinking water for week long trips and use a pitcher filter for longer ones. exactly what we do and why. i buy the incline "camco" style filters off amazon. i usually only use about 4 a year. i have had the filter stop enough debris coming into the RV water system from one particular campground spigot to the point of clogging up the filter so much that water would not flow out of the filter.
sgfrye 02/26/20 06:30am Tech Issues
RE: KOA membership

we stay at koas, private cgs, state parks. for us the koa membership pays for itself and then some.
sgfrye 02/17/20 09:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Fire Places

our first TT did not have one, never thought much about it. current TT came with a living room electric fireplace. didn't really consider pros or cons because we bought the TT with the floor plan we wanted. rear living and 3 slides we use it in cold weather to augment propane and save propane. we always use shore power (not long term sites) also have a smaller portable electric heater in front bedroom. overall we have utilized and liked it. bottom line is in our non boondocking travels it saves propane and no electric costs to us. everyone's situation is different.
sgfrye 02/10/20 09:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: black tank chemicals

Plain water. If you use enough water and flush your tanks, you don't need any chemicals. The length of time any solids are in your tank isn't nearly long enough for any enzymes to really do anything and they just end up in the recipients' septic system. Been using plain water for the past 7 years and never had an issue. I did install back flush systems on both grey and black and I can say it makes things much easier. x2
sgfrye 02/10/20 07:36am Tech Issues
RE: 2020 North Carolina Camping Destinations

lots of options from the mountains to the coast, great state parks mountains area mama gerties, asheville/swannaoa beautiful mountain top premium sites mountain stream rv park marion nc. small quiet, and located on mountain stream central nc stone mountain state park. one of our favorites. large sites jordan lake state park. tons of options, close to raleigh durham area kerr lake state park, virginia line. tons of options for sites falls lake state park, short drive to raleigh, nice and quiet. CHARLOTTE AREA if you are interested in exploring the charlotte area, the camping world campground at the charlotte racetrack is great. its basically a large gravel parking lot with full hookups but the sites are large and prices are cheap approx 25 bucks a night on non race weekends. good basecamp for exploring. koa outerbanks cape hatteras, ocean front. pricey but worth it. willowtree rv resort. inland but short drive to myrtle beach.. huge sites, books up early. brunswick beaches campground. sunset beach nc.. former koa. close drive to beach. calabash etc.
sgfrye 02/04/20 06:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Slideout Mechanism

first TT we owned was rack and pinion. no problems. current TT is cable. other than 2 of the 3 gear boxes leaking after a year no problems. i installed drip pans underneath the gear boxes myself. we chose the second TT based on floor plan not slide mechanisms.
sgfrye 02/04/20 06:23am Travel Trailers
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