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RE: You might be an RV if?

You might be an RVer if you have to move all the stuff off the bed & put it on the dining table every night so that you can sleep.
Veebyes 10/12/19 09:46pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Campground Maximum Length

37' is getting close to the "Big Brute" class & with it goes the unavailability of CG sites. The private CGs will usually cram you in one way or another but the SPs & more so the NPs can be a challenge sometimes. Ours is just under 36' LOA but the model number is 34. That is what I use. I have not found a so-called 30' site yet that I have not been able to get the thing into. Most SP operators are very easy to deal with. The attitude is, if you can get it in & are happy, we are happy. Every once in awhile you will run into Sgt Bythebook. If the site is 35 & you are 36, nope, you can't have it. Grrrrr!
Veebyes 10/12/19 09:42pm Beginning RVing
RE: 12V electrical questions

Hi! Fellow Alpenlite owner here. A 2007 model. One of the last of the breed. I am somewhat confused. Do you have a 12V breaker panel like larger boats or are you talking about connecting the battery to the 120V AC breaker panel, in which case don't do it. DC is DC & AC is AC. the two don't mix. Yes the battery can feed the 12V fuse box directly. I suspect that you are confusing a 12V fuse box with a circuit breaker. Highly unlikely that you have a 12V circuit breaker box. I'd only expect to see one of those in a very high end class A MOHO. Alpenlites are good but they are not that good. To charge you will need a CONverter/charger. An INverter is a completely different animal that has nothing to do with charging. You had better check on the voltage & the rate of charge that lithium batterys require. Different battery chemistrys, wet cell, AGM, gel cell require different battery charging settings. Any old converter/charger won't do if you plan to get a long service life out of your battery bank. Lithiums are not cheap like wet cells. Most of the better converter/chargers are multi stage & are programmed for wet cell or AGMs. Gel cells & I suspect lithiums will require a user programmable charger for the type & size of the the bank that needs maintaining. No, these programmable chargers are not cheap.
Veebyes 10/12/19 09:28pm Fifth-Wheels
A hidden gem

Here is one that we came across completely by accident. Mountain View Speedway near Boone, NC. While everything else in the area is $40 plus & jammed up tight like rally camping this one is out in the open in the most delightful valley that one can imagine. $25PN with 30amp. The bad news is that there is no water & I did not see a sewer anywhere. We came for the 1/4 mile dirt track racing on a Saturday night. We were the only people camping there for 2 nights. Beautiful! Had the whole property to ourselves. By 10:30 on race night everyone was gone. Silence. 15 minutes from the crazyness of Boone.
Veebyes 10/12/19 08:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: You might be an RV if?

You might be an RVer if your eggs slide every which way in the frying pan. You think this is normal & know why.
Veebyes 10/11/19 07:42pm RV Lifestyle
RE: You might be an RV if?

You might be an RVer if you have to remove the clothes hamper, dish drying towels, maybe other stuff from the shower stall before you can take a shower.
Veebyes 10/09/19 07:13pm RV Lifestyle
RE: 5th wheel with largest tanks

It is not that people dry camp often, it is being equipped to dry camp when the opportunity to do so comes up. I am thinking events like the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, the EAA air show, music festivals, race tracks, many SPs that do not have water at the site. In cruising boating water capacity & battery capacity is king. RVs are the same. Most are sorely lacking in water capacity & space for additional batterys.
Veebyes 10/08/19 09:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel with largest tanks

When shopping for our 5th wheel anything with less than 75gal FW tank was crossed off the possibility list. This cut the pack down considerably. At the time the few offering decent tankage were Mobile Suite 100gal, Carriage 100gal & Alpenlite 100gal. These days getting a large capacity tank is tougher than ever. Builders seem to think that nobody wants to dry camp in comfort. We do. We go to things like bluegrass festivals, short track racing, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, trips to Alaska etc. all requiring multiple days 'on the hook' dry camping. You don't have to fill that tank but when you need the capacity it sure is nice to have it right under your feet.
Veebyes 10/07/19 09:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Albuquerque Balloon Festival Questions

Done it 3 times. Best by far is the dry camping near the launch field. Wind currents what they usually are there is no need to leave your RV. The balloons come to you. 7:00 they begin to launch & by 7:15 they are right overhead. No need for reservations either. Arrive on Monday or Tuesday after opening weekend & you get right in. Shuttles run from early if you want to go to the field or you can walk or ride bikes.
Veebyes 10/03/19 05:34pm Roads and Routes
RE: Advice on handheld electric drill for jacks

I like yellow. Dewalt drill has served well. Be careful that the torque does not sprain your wrist.
Veebyes 10/03/19 05:13pm Beginning RVing
RE: What happens when you put an ST tire...

Discovered this once, one bubble inside front tire wall. No idea how long it was there but immediately reduced pressure & found nearest tire place for a replacement.
Veebyes 10/03/19 05:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Experience towing w/ 2WD F250, 2500 or other 3/4 ton

2WD 3500 DUALLY here. 13 seasons. Over 200,000 RVing miles. Been stuck with trailer less than 6 times. Always at a place with a tractor or somebody with a 4WD handy to pull us out. A few other times used brains over power to get ourselves out.
Veebyes 10/01/19 02:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any To Do suggestions for the Pigeon Forge area?

Workshop Tools. AKA Mens Daycare. Was in there last week. All kinds of stuff that you didn't know you need & can't be found anywhere else. Knifeworks across the road is something to see also. Lodge cast iron cookware, all in the same shopping area.
Veebyes 09/25/19 07:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cleaning up oxidation on gelcoat

Also have a 2007 but it is indoor stored 7 months in year. Front cap looks new. Lots of decent products out there. Mine is a two step process. 3M Marine Cleaner Wax first to remove any minor oxidation. Looks good after this step but don't be fooled, the multipurpose products don't last very long. Second step for me is Meguires Flagship wax. It is not a restorer or cleaner wax. It is a protectant only wax. For the sides & rear cap this is all that is needed for a year. For the front cap, catching all the bugs, it is a twice a year job.
Veebyes 09/25/19 09:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Newer RVs....ugh

Estimated 1700 nights & certainly well over 100,000 miles on our late 2007 Alpenlite. Never spent a night at a repair place. New fridge, new A/C, various wear items replaced by it's owner/repair guy. Never a thought of replacing it.
Veebyes 09/20/19 03:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Midnight Sun Festival - Fairbanks

Did the Midnight Sun Festival in Fairbanks in 2011. It is a real big deal to the locals. The streets were packed. Seemed like there were at least 4 stages. Food, food, food. Beer, beer, beer.
Veebyes 09/17/19 08:15pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Midnight Sun Festival - Fairbanks

Chickenstock is a hoot. Tightest RV packing ever seen. Music is...well...regional. Little bit of this. Little bit of that. Some good. Some will send you back to the camper.
Veebyes 09/17/19 02:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Assateague Island

First reaction...Brrrrrrrr! Been there late October & had it cold then. Never been in the SP. Always the National Seashore area & always on the bayside loops which are much more sheltered from the wind. If you are determined to do some Christmas camping on the Delmarva I would be much more inclined to use one of the inland & sheltered parks like Killens Pond SP, Martinak SP or Tuckahoe SP.
Veebyes 09/16/19 07:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Thunder Storms

Been struck twice & had a couple cases of buzzing antennas & standing hair. No chance to do anything with the hits. First was inboard a 747 shortly after take off. Second was onboard a boat miles from shore. First buzzing experience was on a Swiss mountain top. We beat a hasty retreat to the lower visitor center. Second buzzing was onboard our boat one evening at anchor. Nothing to be done except watch the show & stay away from antennas. In the RV we stay put. Aluminum frame so maybe that will help.
Veebyes 09/13/19 09:41am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Best Solvent To Remove RV Window & Roof Caulk?

Acetone or lacquer thinners do a good job of dissolving most things.
Veebyes 09/13/19 09:17am Tech Issues
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