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RE: Idaho raising rates at selected state parks

What I don't get is everyone is suppose to be unemployed In my state, unemployment pays about $54,000 a year. That's more than a lot of full time jobs in the rural areas, more than a lot of retirees make too. Besides the fact that there is very little incentive to actually go find work, it provides plenty of money to go camping.
spoon059 06/11/21 11:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Does damp rid have a place in rving in winter/cooler temps

Leave a roof vent cracked. Use an electric heater rather than propane heaters. Run a dehumidifier. Damp Rid won't hurt, but might not provide enough, in and of itself.
spoon059 06/10/21 06:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: shades ideas to keep the sun off Camper?

OP, couple of ideas. If its a permanent site, I'd suggest a Carolina Carport. I bought a 31' by 18' on 10' legs for $2400 a couple years ago. Keeps sun, rain, branches, etc off my roof most of the year at home. Otherwise, I'd suggest buying a large sunsail style shade and securing it to the trees around your camper. They do a GREAT job of cutting sunlight and heat. We have a large one over our deck at home and it makes it so much nicer on a hot sunny day. We paid about $45 for ours.
spoon059 06/09/21 06:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: When to change oil

I usually reset the meter when it displays change oil soon … then the next time it comes up I change it if I still own the truck. Back in the day, the saying was "Change your oil, or change your engine" Has it evolved to Change your Truck? I bought my 16 YO pickup new to replace a 20 YO pickup. Both of them came with a book that tells me when to change the oil When you buy a Ford, its pretty common practice!!!:B I change my oil once a year, usually 8-9000 miles. I have a work car and my wife has a minivan, so the truck only gets used to tow the camper or occasional trips to the dump or hardware store.
spoon059 06/09/21 06:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Overnight camping in Delaware

We were interested in Massey's Landing.. that is until we checked into the cost - Yea, its pricey for sure. And its not convenient to the ocean, its on the other side of the bay and requires a decent drive to get to the ocean. I haven't been for those 2 reasons, but I hear its nice...
spoon059 06/03/21 05:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Blackstone Griddle

I've put it in the outdoor kitchen, its the perfect size for my counter there. I've also put it in the bed of the truck. Its pretty solid and hasn't had any adverse reactions to 2 years worth of camping with it.
spoon059 06/02/21 11:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Overnight camping in Delaware

Big Oak Campground Massey's Landing Deep Branch Family Campground- 2 night on weekends
spoon059 06/02/21 11:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Delaware Seashore State Park Availability

The site was gone within a few hours of me releasing it.... No doubt! How is it there? Going in the summer for a week? Any good things to not miss? Be prepared, its a sandy beach with some asphalt roads and RV sites. No trees, no protection from the sun. Its windy at times, so you can't just leave your awning out either. Its super close to the beach, easy walk under the bridge. Its right on the Indian River, so great fishing if you so chose. Bethany Beach is a couple minutes south and is a nice little family friendly and quiet beach town. A little board walk, a couple restaurants and some shops. Ocean City is a little further south... but I try to avoid OC at this point in my life. Dewey Beach is a couple minutes north and is more of a strip mall kinda town. Some bars and some food places. A couple of nice bars on the Bay with great sunset views too. Rehoboth is a few more minutes to the north and that's where we go for food, fun and recreation. A large boardwalk, tons of restaurants (on the boards and on side streets too), shops, arcades, Funland, ice cream shops, french fry places, etc. Lots and lots to do. Lewes is about a 30 minute drive from DSSP and is a cool little Victorian town on the Deleware Bay. Some shops and restaurants up there as well. Cape May/Lewes Ferry is up there as well.
spoon059 05/28/21 06:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Triple bunk Travel trailer under 36'

Jayco 29QBS. Triple bunks in a rear bunk "room". Its a 9500 lbs trailer, tongue weight will be way too high for a Ram 1500. Half ton Rams have pretty low payload. You will NOT like towing a 36' trailer, or anything close to 11,000 lbs with that truck. Either do it right or don't do it at all. If you're gonna keep the Ram, look at a hybrid for bunk beds and a popout bed for the kids. Otherwise, look for a truck with substantially more payload (2000 lbs +, those kids are going to continue to grow and want to bring bikes, toys, etc)
spoon059 05/26/21 04:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Delaware Seashore State Park Availability

Dang, we are going to a lake with friends. We've tried to get into DSSP earlier in the year and the north side was packed. Haven't been there since 2019, I've got a hankering for a Nicoboli and some Thrashers!
spoon059 05/26/21 04:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Driving people to boondock by calling themselves a "Resort"

I've stayed at Anchor Down. They have the resort pricing down, but not much else. A nice pool and a steep walk to the lake, but crazy high prices. We love the area and our camping group loves Anchor Down, so we'll go back, but its a lot of money for not a lot of "resort".
spoon059 05/24/21 03:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Interstate highway conditions

The real problem is that the money from fuel tax, tolls, vehicle licensing etc, all of it doesn’t go to road repairs. A good amount of it goes to other places it was never meant to go. So our roads and highways suffer because of misappropriation. And an additional problem is the people that want to believe that one president is responsible for this. They don't seem to understand that CONGRESS, the bi-partisan body, is responsible for funding. Then when funding is approved, it is distributed to the STATES to be spent how they see fit. Blaming a single administration is just foolish. Our politicians on both sides of the aisle have been mis-appropriating money from infrastructure and Social Security to fund pet projects of their own for my entire life.
spoon059 05/21/21 06:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Roof Vent covers

While waiting search this forum for `vent covers'? Ha, my thoughts exactly.
spoon059 05/19/21 06:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pop-up -> TT ?

Don't expect that longevity out of most of what is on the market today. Rubber roofs need to be complete replaced, not just recoated, after about 10 years (unless you store it out of the sun). Agree with your first sentence, dead wrong with your 2nd sentence. My previous trailer was a 1998 Nash that we sold in 2015 when we bought our Jayco. Original roof was 17 years old, never once covered or stored under a roof. Roof was perfectly fine and still had plenty of life left. OP, water is the enemy. Keep the water off the roof, it'll last a lot longer. If you have the room, get a Carolina Carport and store it under cover. Keeping sun, water, leaves, branches, etc off the roof will keep your trailer looking newer longer and reduce your maintenance needs.
spoon059 05/16/21 02:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Charleston SC

Can't give you specific recommendations, but I'd suggest staying in the City Market area if you want walking and restaurants. Braod St and Meeting St is a good major intersection to focus on. Beautiful city, if you've never been.
spoon059 05/07/21 02:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Benefit of extra fuel tank.

Nice! Although with rising fuel prices, its unfortunately when you need to fill it up! I remember I had a F150 with the dual gas tanks, I forget how much it held. Back when gas was $1 a gallon it wasn't terrible.
spoon059 05/03/21 05:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Best stabilization upgrade(s)?

Locking chocks will help reduce the rolling of the tires. There are two main versions, the X-chock which you tighten between the tires and the Onestep chock which places opposing chocks on the ground between the tires. I prefer the Onestep, because its an actual chock and prevents rolling. The X-chock isn't really a tire chock, you still need to block your tires. I think they both work reasonably well, its just personal preference. The next thing that you can add on is the JT's Strongarm system (not sure if there are other brands of this or not). They are triangular braces that attach to your frame and then come down to your stab jack and help reduce the motion that way. I haven't used these, but I've heard lots of good things about them. If you find you get a lot of up and down movement from your suspension, perhaps adding another set of jacks just ahead of your axle will help with that. The last suggestion is just to walk more gently. My kids and wife like to stomp when they walk. You can clearly feel more shaking and swaying when they walk. I've got friends that are heavier but walk more gently and the motion is quite reduced just from that.
spoon059 04/30/21 06:12am Travel Trailers
RE: What Size Telescoping Ladder

I've got a 12'. Its fine for my trailer.
spoon059 04/24/21 02:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Recommendation on 2nd AC

Curious about your "heat the TV statement". What do you mean by that. First I have heard of that. Thanks! Guessing that is a typo and he meant HEAR the tv.
spoon059 04/23/21 04:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: First Tow with 2500 Ram

That’s REALLY slow. Mine stays locked down to about 13 mph in 2nd gear. I wonder if that's due to the difference in rear axle and transmission. I remember specifically one hill we were descending and the truck in front of me was at about 30 mph as we started our descent and never got much above that speed. My exhaust brake never actuated the entire time down the hill. I've got a 2500, so the standard trans and 3.42 gears. I think I need to be above 35 mph for the EB to engage, but it will slow me down considerably slower that 35 once its engaged. I'm not an expert by any means, so maybe I'm doing something wrong. T/H and EB on.
spoon059 04/23/21 04:12pm Tow Vehicles
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