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RE: Losing the camper for the fall

Sounds like she's well prepped, way to make the best of a tough situation! We're at the applying to college phase right now, everything is so sideways it's hard to know what to do... We planned on doing a bunch of college visits this summer but everything is shut down. Going to have to apply blind. Daughter is just stoked that schools have dropped the SAT requirement lol. I'm just glad I don't have young kids right now, at least the high schoolers can fend for themselves at home all day while we're working, as it looks like our district will most likely be online this fall. I've got a son that is a senior this fall, and we had college visits scheduled spring and summer that were canceled. Luckily he went on all the visits with his sister. He wanted to try to get his SAT up, so we paid like $2k for 1 on 1 test prep, but has not been able to take the test:(. Good luck to your daughter finding a school. After doing a bunch of visits, other than deciding if they want a big or small school, I don't think it makes a ton of difference.
wowens79 07/14/20 09:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Losing the camper for the fall

She will have full hookups, and we've camped since she was 5, so she's used to it. Site is $500 a month full hookups with cable. I'm going to put PVC for the tanks so I don't have to worry about the slinky. I've made her dump the tanks in the past. I'll be about 4 hrs away, so she may have to video call me with questions. But she does her own oil changes, and put a new bumper on her Jeep by herself, so shes pretty handy.
wowens79 07/14/20 09:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Overnight stop near Atlanta

Thank you all for your replies will check into them I forgot to mention that I need north of Atlanta on I-75. All sound like good suggestion s and a couple lokblike they might be worth a few days. On 75 north of ATL, the COrp of Engineers sites on Lake Alatoona would be a good place to stay. It will be hard to get in there on a weekend this time of year, so if you are flexible, weekdays you will be much more likely to find a site.
wowens79 07/14/20 06:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 4 Kids - Quad Bunk with Ford Expedition?

Unfortunately there’s not a great vehicle for this situation. I see this question on here every month or so. I wish Ford still made the Excursion, you might look for one of those, but it’s been awhile since they make those. Take a look at hybrid campers, they have a lot of bed space, and aren’t real heavy. Good luck in your search.
wowens79 07/14/20 04:00am Travel Trailers
Losing the camper for the fall

My daughter will be a sophomore in college this fall, and here school is reducing the number of kids in the dorms, so my daughter has lost her room for fall. So looks like we are going to take the camper to a campground close to her school for the fall semester. She’s excited as she loves the camper, but I’m a little bummed we won’t be camping. It’s probably the best option, she will not be as exposed as if she was in a dorm, and it’s better than getting stuck in a 12 month apartment lease is schools have to shut down again.
wowens79 07/13/20 08:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Axle and Hub Question

Your profile only indicates "Virginia". If you are anywhere near Hampton take it to Hibbard's Iron Works on Aberdeen Rd. They are top notch. They specialize in trailers. I've done business with them for over 30 years. Thanks everyone for the advice. Here is a quick update. I picked up the camper. Of course, extra fees were tacked on beyond the advertised price for the repack. We all have to learn a lesson the hard way sometimes, right. I'll be getting a second opinion this week. As mobeewan recommended, I am taking it to Hibbard's. I'll let you know what they say. As for repacking the bearings myself, it sounds like a great skill to learn. I learned how to do that on bicycles last year when I rebuilt a classic Schwinn. I guess I better step up my game and do it on the camper, too. Honestly it is pretty similar to the bike. Seals are different, but it’s just putting grease in the bearing, and the adjusting the bearing nut. Although it’s heavier, dirtier, and you have to sit on the ground to do it. It’s a shame people can’t be honest, and just do the work needed. Thanks again for the assistance.
wowens79 07/12/20 05:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Grand design 2400BH

We’ve got a different brand of camper, but out light has a black push button up between the light bulbs.
wowens79 07/12/20 04:48am Travel Trailers
RE: I'm buying one (surprise)

This time of year most RV places will take weeks to even look at it. Also have you check availability of campsites in the areas you want to go? In the Southeast sites are really hard to find for weekends.
wowens79 07/11/20 09:43pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Diesel Towing MPG With Ultralight Trailer

Unless you are towing 50k miles a year the cost of the diesel will never be recouped in fuel savings. I think that Eco is probably about the perfect setup for you trailer.
wowens79 07/11/20 06:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Best Weight Distribution Hitch

I really like my Blue Ox Sway Pro. Seems like the Blue Ox, Equalizer, and Reese DC all get pretty good reviews, and people are happy with them. They all were priced pretty close too.
wowens79 07/10/20 09:10pm Towing

On my 2001 & 2002 Wrangler you have to turn the key on so the steering wheel doesn’t lock. I don’t use mine as a Toad, but I’ve got a tow bar I bought cheap to tow them if they break down.
wowens79 07/10/20 08:58pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Adding external LED's and awning LED's

I bought some of the Amazon cheapy ones to go on the side of the camper under the awning, and the adhesive lasted about 5 hours on the road. I did notice some medium priced ones advertised with 3M adhesive. I wish I'd paid the extra for them. Good to know. What did you do? Buy some 3m adhesive or replace the strip? They got mangled on the road, and I have not gotten around to replacing them. The next ones will pony up for the 3M adhesive.
wowens79 07/09/20 03:20pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Adding external LED's and awning LED's

I bought some of the Amazon cheapy ones to go on the side of the camper under the awning, and the adhesive lasted about 5 hours on the road. I did notice some medium priced ones advertised with 3M adhesive. I wish I'd paid the extra for them.
wowens79 07/09/20 06:31am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Cloudland Canyon SP GA

I’m just happy when I can find a site up there. Seems to always be packed.
wowens79 07/08/20 09:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Replace OEM tires with 2 years life left?

I had a 3 year old China bomb blow last year. I'd debated changing them, and wished I had. Ended up doing about $200 of damage. Worst part was it was on the way home from my sons lacrosse tourney, and we had been sitting in 90+ degree heat for 4-5 hours then had to change the tire in 97 degree heat on a freshly paved black interstate. We had it changed and back on the road in less than 15 minutes. it was on the left side, and no one moves over to give a little room. Very nerve racking.
wowens79 07/08/20 08:50am Fifth-Wheels
Solid Step Leg Adjustment

I just added a set of the Solid Steps to my TT, and my only gripe is how the legs adjust. That pin is a pain. Not a huge pain, but it seems like they could have came up with a better solution. Anyone done some type of mod to make the pin some type of quick release?
wowens79 07/04/20 01:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Any Trailers for Tall Adults and Tall Kids?

May sound crazy, but the beds in our Pop Up were bigger than our TT. My son grew from 5-2 when we bought our bunkhouse to 6-2. He now sleeps on the u-shaped dinnette as it has more room. We end up with the daughter in the bunkhouse, and 3 empty bunks.
wowens79 07/02/20 09:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Entegra warranty Are you kidding me/

Check with your state, you may have a 7 day backout period where you can return the unit. If they think they will have to undo the sale, I bet it will get the problem solved quickly.
wowens79 07/02/20 09:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Outdoor Kitchens

When we were looking, I was intrigued by an outdoor kitchen but after looking at them, I decided against it. I found that the grills and stoves where pretty low quality, and many of the sinks were not plumbed into the grey water. We went with a camper with a larger storage compartment there, and I keep a folding table there, and set up a grill, and stove on the table, and can set up food in the compartment. Make a nice L shaped outdoor kitchen, with better equipment. I keep thinking of putting a small fridge in there, but have not gotten around to it.
wowens79 06/29/20 08:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Campground recommendations for the FL panhandle

Let me know if you find one!! State Parks are the only ones like that I’ve seen, the private ones are more just somewhere to park. Lots Of them are nice, but not many trees, and close together. It is a great area, and very popular, and can be hard to find availability. Unless you get lucky with a cancelation, state parks are booked 6-11 months out. I’d just find a RV “Resort” in the area you want to go, and enjoy. You will send most of the time at the beach, or maybe fishing, or in the summer in the air conditioning. :). It gets HOT down here in the summer. Destin and Orange Beach, Gulf Shores are great areas!
wowens79 06/21/20 03:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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