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RE: Kind of a dumb question, but I'm new

A transmission cooler is a good addition if your truck doesnt have one. A business that sells utility trailers and some U haul places install hitches. It doesnt have to be a rv place.
winniman 07/27/20 09:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hauler to get my trailer from Florida to Canada?

Maybe your campground has some back area that they could move the trailer to instead of paying for a serviced lot. Many campgrounds will store your camper in a storage yard for you, maybe they could do the same for you at a much reduced rate.
winniman 06/24/20 07:46pm Snowbirds
RE: Week in Maine. Where would you go?

If it wasn't for the Corona Virus, I would say New Brunswick. Since I cant say that, I guess Bar Harbour, and Acadia NP would be second.
winniman 06/23/20 05:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: slide vs no slide

x2 on not having plumbing, electrical, or gas in the slide. I have had two motorhomes with the couch and dinette in the slide. Both were Hwh hydraulic powered slides. Both rvs were 2000s, and neither has had a single bit of trouble in 20 years. My previous rv was sold to a friend, so I still know whats happening with it. Resale value is better, and easier with a slide. My brother had a TT for sale a few years ago with no slide. Almost every caller asked if it had a slide. They weren't interested in one without one. Some people will say they wont buy one with one, but I think they are in the smallest minority. I prefer slides. They make the whole rv more useable and spacious.
winniman 06/23/20 05:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Colored party globe lights for awening? ...yeah, I know

Those extra lights have been discussed here (or some other forum) as major annoyance to other campers who are running from the city due to light pollution. … when in Rome… I don't mind myself. It's just I camp on city, country and national parks/forests and mostly campers don't put out those string of lights. Maybe we'll see more of them when we go East or Midwest. I even prefer the soft glow of those kerosene lamps when outside. No one uses kerosene lamps anymore. lol They went out many moons ago.
winniman 06/22/20 07:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Remote Fridge Cutoff Switch

If you are driving into a gas station, the fridge is only a few feet from the door you have to exit to fuel the rv. Why not just shut it off at the fridge. I think this is being a little overthought. You could also shut off the main propane valve if you are already outside.
winniman 06/22/20 07:32am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Are you a Songbird or Snowbird?

People in Arizona told me they were Sandbirds. Since us snowbirds try to avoid the snow, the sand birds leave the sand. I guess you songbirds leave the songs behind. Being a musician, I always take the songs with me.
winniman 06/21/20 05:33pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Full timing in Canada

Passport America has a Canadian branch. I looked it up, and it shows around 20 participating campgrounds in Southern Ontario. At only $44 for a membership, it doesn't take long to get your money back. I always buy it when I travel. If you plan on just going somewhere, then stay put for a long time, you probably wont get your value out of it.
winniman 06/13/20 12:49pm Full-time RVing
RE: Deer jumps between truck and trailer

Many people think its "cute" to feed deer around their homes. Where I live in Ontario, people feed them all winter long. Many are in areas with fairly major roadways. This results in many deer being hit each year, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to people's vehicles. They obviously get hit in the wild as well, but many are the result of irresponsible people, who think mother nature needs help. Sorry just my rant for the day. At least six get hit on my road every winter, causing many thousands of dollars in damage to vehicles, and possible injuries to passengers. My friend hit one right in town in front of the high school. Up the hill, one of the residents was feeding the deer of course. These people should be held responsible for the damages.
winniman 06/13/20 12:43pm Towing
RE: Rain Entering My Slideout

As a short term approach, lean the rv slightly toward the slide. I know on older rvs that tend to have aged weather stripping, it can help. The idea is to keep the water running away from the rv if any gets on top of the slide. Sometimes driving rain can get under the topper, and if the slide is tilted slightly toward the rv, water run toward the rv, and can get under the seals. The water will usually make its way to one side of the slide, or the other, and run down the sides of the slide. The water ends up getting the floor wet. The other alternative is pull in the slide if it is a driving rain.
winniman 05/26/20 03:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chipmunks

If you happen to know anyone with a ferret, they will dispatch any squirrel or chippy in short order.
winniman 05/18/20 04:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Oh Boy

He probably had to install airbags to keep the rear bumper from dragging.
winniman 05/18/20 04:10pm Towing
RE: should i raise tires off the ground for long storage

Chance are the tires are not brand new. I would tend to agree with the suggestion that if they are already a few years old, just put on new tires when you decide to get mobile again. That way you don't have to worry about them sun fading, cracking, getting flat spots, and any other problem that some folks go to great lengths to avoid. Some of us do nothing except buy new ones when they are needed. This is the easiest way I have found. Trailer tires should be changed every four or five years anyway. Those blowouts can cause a lot of damage at highway speeds.
winniman 05/12/20 09:01am Tech Issues
RE: How inconvenient is a cargo trailer?

One of the main headaches of any trailer is using the tongue jack. If you have to take it off and on regularly, you cant beat a power tongue jack. It takes all the work out of the chore. I own many trailers. Many of the heavier ones have really low geared jacks. This requires many turns to lift them high enough to get them off the truck. For the ones I own that don't have a power tongue jack, I use a high lift, (farm jack). I can remove the trailer in about four or five pumps, then set it on a block of wood instead of lowering the trailer jack. Getting a power tongue jack would be my advice. 2nd choice is the high lift jack. Its very fast, plus you have a good jack for emergencies.
winniman 05/04/20 02:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Battery cut off not operating

Have someone hit the switch, and follow the sound of the clunk to locate the latching relay. Use a tester to see if it has power on both large terminals. As stated, if it isn't latching, you wont get any 12 volt power to the house. If no power on each side, try bypassing it to see if it corrects the issue. If it does the relay is gone. This can be done by removing one of the large wires, and pairing it up with the large one on the opposite side. I have seen them go for no reason at all. We were just sitting there and all the lights went off. We bypassed it until we could get another one a few days later.
winniman 04/11/20 07:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Building ultimate apocalypse vehicle

I ended up watching all eleven videos on the build up until their last video. Pretty neat build, but they certainly go to the stores for supplies regularly. I think they are keeping the local stores in business all by themselves.
winniman 04/10/20 05:53pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Problems with past RV Parks you've stayed at?

RV parks advertise they have WIFi service but what they don't tell you is that their WIFI service is the cheapest and slowest service they can buy! The service is so slow that it is useless and you rarely get connected and frequently your web site is dropped. :(:(:(:( I stayed at a park last summer that had only enough wifi to send an email or possibly look up something. For an extra $5 a day, they gave you a password that was only good for one device. It gave you enough to do most anything you might want to do in your camper. If you wanted more than one device, you had to pay an additional charge. You could get 10 passwords for $40 I believe it was. This isn't a bad set up. Instead of charging everyone who doesn't want wifi, the ones that do pay the extra. That way they cant complain it isn't there, it just costs a bit more. I think more rv parks should set up something like this.
winniman 04/10/20 05:51pm Family Camping
RE: Question about having camper setup in near freezing temps.

The water heater will not be a problem if it is on. Perhaps if you have an outside tap and pump switch, you can just turn off the pump outside, and relieve the water pressure through the outside tap. This should relieve both hot and cold,(correct me if Im wrong someone) water pressure. From what I understand, many pipes that burst, do so because the water in the line increases the pressure as it freezes. If there is no pressure in the lines, nothing should increase enough to hurt the pipes. I agree that temps at night near freezing generally isn't enough to freeze the pipes, unless you have several continuous days below freezing. By relieving the pressure from the outside, you do not have to risk going into the camper, and possibly have cross contamination. This kind of defeats the purpose of isolation. Your wife can just turn the pump back on inside, and its ready to go. She can also just turn off the pump herself, and relieve the pressure on the inside taps. Good luck, I hope this helps.
winniman 04/09/20 02:39pm Beginning RVing
RE: And Texas Caves In

If people think that the economic repercussion is not important, wait until people run out of money, then food. I wouldn't want to live in a city like Detroit when that happens. At some point we have to isolate the most at risk, and get back to work. We cant wait until we have food riots in the streets.
winniman 04/09/20 09:24am General RVing Issues
RE: What manufacturers will this recession bring down?

Seems like all the rv dealers here in Ontario were carrying a very large inventory prior to this situation. Im not sure who actually owns them, and if they are financed through the manufacturer. I could see a lot of those smaller, and possibly larger rv dealerships going down if sales drop off heavily. Having to carry many unsold rvs could get very expensive for someone.
winniman 04/04/20 01:19pm Around the Campfire
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