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RE: Unhooked for the night.

So glad I read this thread. I never unhooked but neither did I consider the unforeseen emergency. And there are 2 listed here and who knows what else could happen. Medical emergency, who knows? That’s why they’re unforeseen. Unhooking from now on as standard procedure. Thanks! The idea is to leave your RV hitched up, so that you don't waste precious time having to hitch it up during an emergency. Quickly leaving the area with your RV is infinitely preferable to leaving your RV behind to be destroyed in the fire/flood/whatever. OK. What if you are staying two nights? Three? A week? Assumedly, you never unhitch? The odds of a disaster don't change. The idea of driving off with your trailer to avoid a tornado or a hailstorm is just comical.
teejaywhy 06/28/22 05:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Drill motor for stabilizers

Odd how some will rationalize annoying behavior as OK because it's less annoying than other more annoying behaviors. :h
teejaywhy 05/19/22 05:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Drill motor for stabilizers

Most of us with staabilizer jacks use this Milwaukee, but you could probably get something smaller if you're on a budget. The weaker ones sometimes don't do anything tho. Holy Overkill Batman!! I think an impact driver is the wrong tool. I use an 18V Rigid drill. 535 in-lb of torque. ~$100. Pick the cordless system of your choice. I chose Rigid because of lifetime warranty including batteries! Caution - Hold with both hands, it'll break your wrist!
teejaywhy 05/19/22 05:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Purchasing first TT, need a bit of sanity checking advice

Freedom Express 238BH: UVW: 5314lb Hitch weight: 694lb Truck: 2013 RAM 1500 4x4 Crew Cab 5.7L Towing capacity: 6500lb Payload: 1650lb IMO, it's not wise to use the unloaded weights for consideration. While you may not reach the GVWR of the trailer when loaded, you should look at that as being closer to the actual weight than the empty weight. The GVWR is 7600 lbs, which would put the tongue weight at about 912 lb. I think that trailer may be too big for your truck
teejaywhy 05/11/22 11:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Soft-sided, collapsable totes?

Thanks again for the ideas!
teejaywhy 04/25/22 07:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Electrical wiring question for Wolf Pup 2018 16BHS

My 2018 Wolf Pup 16BHS needs some repairs, including to some wiring. The trailer came with a C02 detector that was connected with wiring underneath the fridge. This thing would beep at me relentlessly whenever the trailer battery got low and it didn't have an off switch. During a trip I got frustrated and ripped it out of the wall, leaving a couple exposed wires. This is a safety concern and I'm hoping someone knows the best method of dealing with these ripped wires - is taping them together with electrical tape and capping them off enough, or do I need to go in there and remove the wires entirely? I essentially have 0 electrical wiring experience. Thanks for any tips here. The safety concern should be the lack of a CO detector. Reconnect the detector and figure out your battery problem. Here is my tip regarding electrical wiring: If there are TWO wires, don't connect them together. That would be the same as ONE wire. If only one wire was needed, there wouldn't be two. :C
teejaywhy 04/23/22 07:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Nashville Attractions

Nashville is a fun place to visit. We stayed at Seven Points Recreation Area (COE I think), about 20 miles from downtown. https://pbase.com/teejaywhy/image/171190845/original.jpg https://pbase.com/teejaywhy/image/171190844/original.jpg https://pbase.com/teejaywhy/image/171190841/original.jpg https://pbase.com/teejaywhy/image/171190840/original.jpg https://pbase.com/teejaywhy/image/171190835/original.jpg https://pbase.com/teejaywhy/image/171190883/original.jpg
teejaywhy 04/23/22 05:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Nashville Attractions

Gaylord opera land hotel and complex. Parking is not free. Hermitage Original Grand Old opera downtown. Ryman auditorium Traffic is heavy. Park in the shopping center and walk over. There is free parking at the football stadium across the river from downtown and a pedestrian bridge that puts you one block south of Broadway. We did enjoy the self-guided tour of the Ryman. Wasn't a "cheap" option, but I thought it was worth it. If you like music, take a walk down Broadway, music of all genres, all day and all night.
teejaywhy 04/23/22 05:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What % Of Alcohol Does Your State Have?

Not exactly on topic but remember when the Safety adds said "Alcohol and Gasoline do not mix" (Of course they were talking about alcohol inside the Driver and gasoline inside the tank. but hey.. Intent of post is laughing. I laughed. Would be funnier without the explanation though... ;)
teejaywhy 04/22/22 06:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Soft-sided, collapsable totes?

...I roll the items and use rubber bands to keep the clothing rolled... I like it! think outside the "box." We have used collapsible soft tote boxes from IKEA for years. They compress if necessary, fold down to nothing when not needed, and are very reasonable. Might be worth a try! Been to Ikea dozens of times, how did I miss these? I will renew my search, thanks! You can try packing cubes instead... Aha! a helpful new search term. I see some possibilities. Thanks! Keep 'em coming folks. Thanks in advance.
teejaywhy 04/22/22 10:28am General RVing Issues
Soft-sided, collapsable totes?

Perhaps someone has encountered a product that will fit our need ? Our TT has ward cabinets on either side of our bed that we use for clothes storage. Folded shirts, shorts, trousers, socks and underwear. To keep things semi-organized and prevent a big pile of wadded up clothing, we use totes to hold the folded clothing. Problem: The inside of the cabinets are 12" wide, but the face frame opening is 9" So any sort of hard sided totes leave a lot of unused space side to side. Solution: A crushable, soft-side tote that can squeeze thru the opening but is actually wider. Everything I have found in the "soft side" category has metal stiffeners to hold the shape. Has anyone encountered a product that might work? Just a basket or heavy canvas that will hold folded clothing but can squeeze into the space. Wondering if anyone has tried removing the metal stiffeners that commonly come in the soft side baskets typically found ? I'm also considering getting some heavy canvas "boat and tote" bags and modifying (fold the sides in and sew or hot glue). LL Bean makes them but they are pricey. Looking for some cheaper alternatives. Thanks for your ideas!
teejaywhy 04/22/22 09:43am General RVing Issues
RE: RV PARK I75

...north are south... Said it twice now, still doesn't make sense.
teejaywhy 09/18/21 11:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Two part ??? - Has your camping reservation been cancelled?

Yes and Yes. We left Arizona for a 4-week trip to Oregon on Labor Day. About a week before departure, we got a message that our planned 3 night stay at Fallen Leaf CG in South Lake Tahoe was cancelled. We scrambled and found 3 nights at a Forest Service CG in Mammoth Lakes. One day later we got cancellation notice for that as all the forests in California were closing due to extreme fire danger. Ok then, we will just bomb it up through Nevada, avoiding California altogether, and extend our stay at Crater Lake. After a couple of overnights in NV, We arrived to smoke, low visibility and AQI approaching 200 at Crater Lake. As we planned to hike and bike, not to mention you could barely see the lake from the rim, we stayed one night then bailed. On to the Eugene area. We also cancelled our stay near Bend due to the high AQI. So yes, and yes.
teejaywhy 09/15/21 09:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Help in regards to SUN RV

Bid the new Sun RV management a hearty "Hasta la Vista Baby!" and find a new place to winter.
teejaywhy 09/13/21 09:47pm Travel Trailers
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