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RE: Winterizing queston

Thanks to all for the replies. I do have a bypass and will run a bit of AF through the pump to the toilet just to be safe.
wtmtnhiker 10/18/20 05:32am Travel Trailers
Winterizing queston

Hi all, I have been using compressed air to winterize for the last few seasons and prefer this method over antifreeze. This season though I used my fresh water tank and pump while boondocking a few times. Is there a method to get air flowing through the pump and related plumbing or do I need to run antifreeze through it? Thanks.
wtmtnhiker 10/17/20 11:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Western US Itinerary Help

Another question. In planning I see some campgrounds around Yellowstone are first come first serve. Am I likely to have problems getting a site that way and is there a viable backup option if I get turned away? Thanks
wtmtnhiker 09/22/20 07:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Planned trip

Hi all, Last winter I had planned to take a month long trip from NH to Virginia and Georgia with stops in between at National Parks, Civil War battlefields and varied public and private campgrounds. With an edit I'd like to ask of the actual experiences of those who have recently traveled the area mostly along the I-81 corridor. Thanks.
wtmtnhiker 09/22/20 07:26am Roads and Routes
RE: Western US Itinerary Help

Thanks this is a great start. I have been to the Four Corners and most of the southwest. Yellowstone etc was next on the bucket list.
wtmtnhiker 08/28/20 01:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Western US Itinerary Help

Hi all, Planning a months long trip out west from NH starting in March next year. Looking to visit Yellowstone and Grand Tetons and giving that at least two weeks. Also we'd like to visit Custer State Park possibly Mount Rushmore. Planning to get to Yellowstone late May/Early June knowing that there might be weather issues with snow. Likely we'll be making our way up from Texas Panhandle. Any ideas on itinerary or places to make sure we see on the way from Texas would be appreciated. We'll have plenty of time. Also any recommendations on RV campgrounds near Grand Teton N.P. would be helpful.
wtmtnhiker 08/28/20 09:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2017 Chevy as tow vehicle

Thanks to all who replied. I did buy the 2017 Silverado 5.3. Will take my trailer out at the end of the month and see how it goes.
wtmtnhiker 08/06/20 04:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Chevy as tow vehicle

Most common AR is 3.43, next 3.08, very rare a a 3.73 behind that motor. I believe grit dog is pulling upwards of 10k with his work rigs. Granted equipment trailers vs an RV trailer. Altho someone above commented on tall axle ratio, the 6 so auto has a 4.10 in first gear. So overall low is better than my C2500 with 4.10s in axel, and a supertall 2.48 in trans. I personally would not worry about it. I've been looking at 4 3s with 3.23 in red, or 3.42 in 4wd. Not worried about it towing a 7000 lb trailer with a mini excavator. Marty Not so worried about towing. Looking for info on reliability and longevity from those who own one if there is anyone out there.
wtmtnhiker 07/11/20 08:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Chevy as tow vehicle

Please recheck the axle ratio. If you are able to look at the sticker in the glove box for RPO codes, look for GU4 or GU6 which are most common. The 5.3L has been around for over 20 years with refinements over the years. There are plenty of them with over 300k miles. GM's small blocks are some of the most reliable and cheap to maintain of any engines. You're right sorry it's 3:42 ratio rear axle
wtmtnhiker 07/11/20 06:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 Chevy as tow vehicle

I'm towing a Grand Design Imagine GVW under 7K and it's a 4:42 ratio
wtmtnhiker 07/11/20 06:02am Tow Vehicles
2017 Chevy as tow vehicle

Hi all, I'm looking at a 2017 Chevy Silverado half ton with a 5.3L engine and 3:32 ratio rear axle and 37k miles. I know it has plenty of pulling power for what I need but will it be a dependable vehicle? It has the Active Fuel management which I'm a bit leary of. Is this system reliable? Seems a little clunky to me. I'd like to hear from those of you who have actual ownership experience with and especially those of you who have been towing with one. Thanks
wtmtnhiker 07/11/20 05:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: I90 fuel islands in Massachusetts

Flyng J, Loves and T/A all generally have big auto islands as well as truck islands depending on your fuel needs. J's usually have dedicated RV lanes that have both Gas and Diesel. I'm parked across the street from one of the newest LOVE's in the nation (St. Clair MI) and they are not putting in RV parking slots and of course very easy access to both gasoline and diesel pumps. I'm pretty sure that I-90 in Mass has no other fuel stops besides the service plazas. I think all or most are Gulf stations with car and truck islands.
wtmtnhiker 06/30/20 06:34am General RVing Issues
RE: I90 fuel islands in Massachusetts

I don't remember any problems or angles that prevented me from fueling up at the pumps on I90, though sometimes there is a long wait for the pumps The biggest issue we have had is finding a spot to park after fueling up as we either use the bathrooms or get a bite to eat. Sometimes I find myself parking close to the highway on ramp or with the 18 wheelers. Mike Same here I was just there in May, no problems fueling up but parking to go inside was .
wtmtnhiker 06/30/20 05:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Crack in Black Tank

I did about the same as BobsYourUncle as far as tipping the rv etc but I repaired mine with epoxy . I dug the crack out a little so I could get more epoxy into it and it held for a number of years until I traded it in. The surface has to be very clean and dry and I left the epoxy cure for a couple of days with the trailer tipped to the side. Good luck.
wtmtnhiker 06/30/20 05:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Really cheap DIY for Carefree Awning Headknockers

I did the same thing as I am 6'3". I also wear a bump cap when I am working around the trailer especially when setting up and taking down. It fits inside my ball cap. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Skullerz-Universal-Bump-Cap-Insert-8945/312521022
wtmtnhiker 06/25/20 04:41am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Electric Bikes???

I have done some research and Pedego is likely the brand I would choose. Decide what class of bike you want based on where you intend to ride. For example the carriage roads in Acadia National Park only allow class 1 ebikes whereas outside the park it does not matter.
wtmtnhiker 06/25/20 04:36am General RVing Issues
RE: TPMS TST 507 vs EEZRV tire system

I have an older TST 507 system. I've had it for about 9 years with no problems. Had it on a 37' fiver and didn't drop a signal. Replaced sensor batteries once.
wtmtnhiker 06/18/20 05:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hudson Valley NY to Virginia Beach

My vote would be I-84 W to I-81 South.
wtmtnhiker 06/09/20 05:40am Roads and Routes
RE: 5th wheel landing gear help!

Try calling Etrailer and see what they have to say. Might be they could cross it to an updated part number. Good luck.
wtmtnhiker 06/09/20 05:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford for a tow vehicle

Equivalent is Ford 5.0L V8, 6-spd 3.55 axle or 2.7L Ecoboost 3.55. If you want an F-150 "upgrade", then I recommend a 3.5L Ecoboost and if you can get a new enough one the 10-sp transmission. I think Op has ~2013 GM half ton 5.3L/6pd/3.42. Thanks that's what I was looking for.
wtmtnhiker 06/02/20 10:21am Tow Vehicles
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