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RE: assist for toy hauler rear door

What will the wife think about adding an extra wench to the rv. Make sure she is a strong one. Im sure you meant winch. lol
winniman 01/30/20 01:39pm Toy Haulers
RE: Need advice

Im going to guess the OP is too embarrassed to come back. I personally have seen two different incidents where newbies flooded their rv by hooking up the hose to the blackwater tank flush. One was a fifth wheel, the other a C class rental. Im sure you would be heading to the rent all to rent a shop vac.
winniman 01/29/20 05:16pm Beginning RVing
RE: Trouble with California

My first time going to NFLD was about five years ago. My friends that came with me had been there before, and said we would have to go through a giant "car wash" that would spray the MH from all sides when we leave the island to return to the mainland. I guess they were trying to control some kind of potato bug. I have been there twice now,and we went through the wash station both times, but they didn't wash the rv. I guess the previous threat was not present at the time. I wonder what would happen if the washer was required, and you refused to let them spray your rv. I guess your rv would be a permanent resident of NFLD. If somebody wants to wash down my RV for free, just tell me where! Im somehow guessing they would be spraying some kind of insecticide, not warm soapy water. Kind of funny though, picturing a couple newfies with scrub brushes giving everyone a free rv wash. Ya'll come back now ya hear.
winniman 01/29/20 04:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

My first time going to NFLD was about five years ago. My friends that came with me had been there before, and said we would have to go through a giant "car wash" that would spray the MH from all sides when we leave the island to return to the mainland. I guess they were trying to control some kind of potato bug. I have been there twice now,and we went through the wash station both times, but they didn't wash the rv. I guess the previous threat was not present at the time. I wonder what would happen if the washer was required, and you refused to let them spray your rv. I guess your rv would be a permanent resident of NFLD.
winniman 01/29/20 12:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Showing off new vintage retro TT! + Advice on tow vehicle?

In the short term, just have it towed where you are going to live in it. Buy the truck when you can. Travelling is very expensive, so the truck might not even be needed right now. Good luck.
winniman 01/29/20 09:40am Travel Trailers
RE: question on inverter use / 120 v refrig / other crazy ?

Tell him to find a used propane fridge, and change it back to original. Im not sure how old you have to go to get the old style fridges and furnaces that had the pilot lights. They didn't require any 12 volt power at all, but you had to manually light them. Residential fridges don't work for boondocking unless you have a substantial investment in batteries and solar panels.
winniman 01/29/20 09:33am Tech Issues
RE: Which RV is right for you QUIZ

If I had "that kind of money", I would have an A class for long trips, a fifth wheel for my cottage lot and shorter trips, a B class for shorter trips when I don't want a toad, and a truck camper for backwoods fishing trips. Maybe next life.
winniman 01/27/20 06:35pm RV Lifestyle
RE: !

With the predictions of climate change and the world ending in ten years, there is not enough time to get the RV paid off! If that's true, who cares if its payed off. Its hard to get dead people to pay up. Its all bunk if you asked me.
winniman 01/27/20 06:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Which RV is right for you QUIZ

Its no surprise my result came back as motorhome. Being comfortable while we travel is the main reason for owning one. Its not the only way, but its hard to beat an A class for comfort while travelling.
winniman 01/27/20 10:26am RV Lifestyle
RE: Need Help with Utility Trailer Decision

I have hauled touring bikes on an open trailer behind the rv. I wasn't impressed with the amount of **** all over the bikes. I switched to an enclosed trailer. Its nice to have a portable garage behind the rv. You can also store other items like BBqs, spare tires, tool etc in the trailer. When it comes to toys, its nice to have them out of sight when you are away doing the tourist thing. Out of sight, is out of mind. The rear ramp is also nice. This feature can be had with a landscape type open deck trailer as well. Wooden decks are desirable on open trailers in my opinion. They are easy to maintain. The deck will last close to ten years or longer. They are easily replaced once they get rotted. Most will come with pressure treated wood.
winniman 01/21/20 01:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

All this cyber stuff might fly in California, but I would like to see a driverless car navigate snow and ice covered roads here in Canada. I wouldn't want to be in one in a snow storm.
winniman 01/21/20 01:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping Lights

This topic comes up every so often. Most campgrounds have street lights, and many have pole lights at every campsite. Darkness is not something you can expect at a campground, unless it is an unserviced campground. Boondocking is for people who don't want to deal with neighbors. I don't appreciate barking dogs, dog ****, music not to my liking, smoke from a smoldering campfire, and many other things people do at campgrounds. This doesn't mean I have any right to tell them not to do it. If I don't like something enough, I will vote with my wallet and leave. Many fond memories were made when the kids were small. We camped a lot. Im sure maybe someone thought the kids were to loud, or we had the campfire too big, or whatever. Families camping is what campgrounds are for. If people want to make them retirement homes on wheels, they should go to a dedicated 55 plus campground with strict rules, not to public campgrounds with families and local people who work all week, and want to let it go a bit on the weekend camping.
winniman 01/20/20 07:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: What is the coldest temp you've started your Honda 2000 in?

We run generators, air compressors, and lots of things that don't like to start up here in the Canadian winters. One trick we often do at work if we need to, is to run the truck motor with the generator in front of the truck exhaust for five or ten minutes. This will warm up the generator, and the oil inside enough that starting it is much easier. We use air compressors for building that wont start unless you heat them up first. Once they are running, they create enough heat on their own.
winniman 01/19/20 12:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Newfoundland

Seeing icebergs depends on the year. We have been there twice. First time, we had to go all the way up to St. Anthony to see some. This time we found three at Kings Cove, but that was all we saw. June is the better month for icebergs. As stated, you cant beat the iceberg finder website to tell you where they are. If you are going to St John NFLD, Pippys Park is right in town. Its a nice park owned by the city. It may be the only show in town. Its a short cab ride down town if you want to enjoy the nightly music. For whales, we saw lots at Cape Spear this time. The first time, we didn't see any there. If you go down the Irish Loop to St. Vincents Beach, you can boondock beside the tourist info center and walk across the bridge to the beach. We spent three days there both trips. The whales, seals, and sea birds did not disappoint either trip. Its the best place in NFLD to see whales. They come 30 feet from the shore. The beach is actually a hundred foot drop off. The whales chase the Kaplin up to the beach, and take turns eating them. Kaplin are like small sardines or smelts. The seabirds put on quite a display as well. We watched Gannets dive from a hundred feet up into the school of Kaplin. There were thousands of birds doing it at the same time. I took a video of it. There are many videos of NFLD on my channel if you want to check it out. Cheers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDBMMO8MWOo
winniman 01/14/20 06:33pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Small flys/ gnats coming out of commode.

Do you leave your black tank flush valve open when hooked to campsite services?
winniman 01/13/20 07:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Verizon 5g as hotspot if anyone has it yet

I must admit I know little about 5G except it means 5th generation. Up until now, every generation meant an improvement over the old generation. If it's not better, what's it all about? It is not JUST the next generation of internet, it uses much more concentrated microwaves than any of the previous versions. But alas, I will be accused of needing a tin foil hat. The current version of phones are unhealthy to be held near your body. I cant wait for the next high powered version to come out.
winniman 01/13/20 06:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Must see in Maine?

bar harbor after the 'season' is worth a trip. We like Bar Harbor any season. Logistically the summer can be challenging but if you stay at any of the campgrounds along Rt. 3 you can take the shuttle into town so you don't have to deal with parking. Eat at non-peak times if you eat out or make a reservation. IMHO the crowds are just part of the vibe that makes it so much fun. The down side is Acadia gets VERY crowded and that can make for a miserable experience. Mid-week is better than weekends and if you can travel in the off-season it is better but some things do shut down. The season up there is getting longer, though-many places are starting to stay open through October. Maybe because we had spent so much time in Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, that Maine just seemed kind of a let down. The Bay of Fundy is a phenomenal place. I highly recommend it to anyone. I've never felt "let down" returning to Maine possibly because it's been a "go to" place for us for years for weekends, vacations and day trips. A lot of "let down" is based on expectations that aren't met. We go and know exactly what to expect and often are met with unexpected surprises. I love Nova Scotia and PEI but find both of them can be a little bit boring. The scenery is beautiful but after a while it's just scenery. I guess part of the let down, was that it was pretty much the same scenery we had just spent all the time in the Atlantic provinces seeing. As stated, it just didn't have the high tides.
winniman 01/13/20 06:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: GM to introduce electric Hummer

Must be time for our weekly gas vs electric discussion. There hasn't been one for a least a day or two. Im sure most people will be able to afford an electric hummer when it comes out. I cant wait to get mine.
winniman 01/13/20 05:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Verizon 5g as hotspot if anyone has it yet

Besides blasting you brain from the ear in with higher power micro radio waves. Might as well stick you head in a microwave and see if you can watch video on the back of your eyeballs. And how many of our really smart folks can't realize this?? Anyone realize what they burn cancer out of your brain with?? Try focusing a magnifing glass on an ant sometime... Besides the possibility of the unknown 5g microwaves on our health, one thing I found interesting, was a program I watched that said they will have to keep 4g as well, as 5g is so finicky, they will need to supplement it with 4g to keep it constant. This show suggested driverless vehicles will have to use 4g technology due to the fact 5g is so limited in distance. They also stated that much of the 5g infrastructure will be many years away from being completed, as it is going to cost billions to implement it. Guess who is going to pay for that. Do we really need to cook ourselves so we can upload a movie a couple seconds faster. Having transmitters every 900 feet with 4g, plus 5g transmitters is going to cause health concerns. How about if all the big players add their own transmitters every 900 feet. You could have three sets of transmitters in front of your house. Wow, gotta love technology. But doesn't your tinfoil hat stop that? Where do you find tinfoil these days anyway? No need for a tin foil hat. You just bury your head in the sand, and all is good.
winniman 01/13/20 11:20am Technology Corner
RE: Prepping RV for private sale

You don't state what kind of rv you have, other than its a fifth wheel. You are better off repairing anything that needs repaired. Most people are not handy, and will pass up your rv for one that is in ready to use condition. Most people don't understand how much things cost to fix, so they will think the worst. Being three years old, you can assume it lost 30 to 40 percent off what you paid as soon as it left the lot. Add in 5 to 6 percent for each year after that, you are approaching the 50 to 60 percent range of what you paid. The fact that you got 40 percent off msrp means nothing, as everyone basically gets that. Selling an almost new rv can be very depressing. People think they can get most of their money back, but in reality, no one will pay anywhere close to the price of a new one with full warrantee. Good luck, and hope you get what you want. Cheers.
winniman 01/13/20 11:18am Fifth-Wheels
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