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RE: Generator question

While I understand some may be not concerned about sound. Decibel rating is an important parameter for most. When it comes to sound it is not so much about the users interpretation of the sound. It becomes more important to consider the generator sound's impact on those in the area close enough to hear the genset BINGO! So often people post "Oh my generator is quiet. I can barely hear it". What they are not saying is that they are not outside listening to the thing roar away at 3600RPM using it's full potential output or not. Your generator can be heard from a long long way away. It may not be loud but it is there. Yes, there is a need for generators but if getting one, get an inverter generator. It produces PSW 120VAC. It will spend most of the time not much above idle. It will be much cheaper to run. It is truly quiet. Your neighbours will smile at at you instead of scowling at you.
Veebyes 01/31/23 07:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Campgrounds Near Rehoboth Beach

Do a search on any one of the many CG search websites. One thing is for sure, Rehoboth Beach is expensive. There is one just east of Harrington that might do.
Veebyes 01/27/23 07:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cassiar Highway

4-5 days Seattle to the border? You cannot be serious. The Cassiar alone is a minimum of 2 days & that does not allow for any side trips to Hyder or any time to fully soak up the spectacular Provincial parks along the way, let alone spot those elusive bears along the road hiding in plain sight. Alaska is pretty big but Canada is huge.
Veebyes 01/26/23 01:56pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 1st night camping in our yard, 2023.01.24

I am also at a loss for the need of a water meter. It does not take long to learn how many 'people nights' the holding tanks will last, gauges working or not. Everyone has a slightly different way of doing things. We draw from our onboard tank 100% of the time. We dump very 3-4 days but we can go 7 days with 100% water needs coming from our tank. That is 14 person nights drawing a little under 10gal per person per day.
Veebyes 01/26/23 01:38pm Beginning RVing
RE: 1st night camping in our yard, 2023.01.24

What you do not need is the outdoor carpet. That carpet kills the grass under it. OK to kill the grass in your yard but in a CG the next person, & many more after, has to face a muddy mess because of that carpet. Some CGs outright ban them. They put alot of effort into keeping sites nice. CGs with dirt or gravel sites where there is nothing to kill, carpets fine. What you do need is one of those shoe cleaners that knock mud off bottoms & sides & you need a door mat at the bottom of the stairs. In addition to those we keep an expendable piece of offcut carpet at the door as a last scuffing place.
Veebyes 01/26/23 06:58am Beginning RVing
RE: Boondockers welcome

Pay the money for the membership & you get to see the details. Simple.
Veebyes 01/25/23 01:48pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 2023 camping season

You only get to go around the block of life once. Health & finances permitting we plan to stay on the street of doing things as long as possible before making that final turn & being forced to put on the brakes. Nothing reserved but plans are underway for Alaska, for the fifth time. Fuel estimates are set at $5gal. Burn set at 10MPG. Per day CG costs bumped up on 2022 costs. The plan is to return after six months having spent less than estimates.
Veebyes 01/22/23 08:48am RV Lifestyle
RE: Pet Peeves in RV Parks

I've been trying to decide which is worse: barking dogs or dog owners who yell at their dogs. And there lies the problem. It is not the dog that is the problem, it is the owner who really should not have a dog. You see them everywhere, treating dogs as if a dog were human. It is a DOG. It is not very smart. At best it might be as smart as a two year old human, able to understand basic commands but unable to explanations of why.
Veebyes 01/22/23 08:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Generator question

pin box mounted genset width=640 Your neighbours must love you with that thing. I would not want to be within 100yds of it. Don't care where it is mounted. Moderator edit to re-size image to forum recommended limit of 640px maximum width.
Veebyes 01/21/23 08:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pet Peeves in RV Parks

There is only one reason - stupidity. :B That's the short answer. Where the need to wake everyone is I don't know. By the time you start it, let it air up, move to hook up the toad, the engine will be near right up to temp & ready to have any demand thrown at it. How many of these diesel owners who think that they are being so careful with their engines, take the time to open up & check all of the fluid levels plus hoses for possible developing leaks, before they start up? The answer? Very few of them.
Veebyes 01/19/23 05:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Generator question

cant run an air conditioner off the battery and I have a residential fridge that I am not too worried about but I would like to keep running. Don't know why you would want to run the A/C in the 5er while on the road. The residential fridge is not going to get to ambient temperature the moment it loses AC. Rather than the thousands spent on a built in genny money might be better spent doing a serious upgrade on the battery bank, along with a PSW inverter to carry the fridge on the road.
Veebyes 01/19/23 05:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: OT -- Oregon Trail

I would start with state scenic roads & byways. Official state tourism/attractions website being the place to look. Planning an Alaskan trip this year which will take us up through NE, SD & ND. Trying to avoid the interstates & use roads less travelled.
Veebyes 01/19/23 09:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Leaf Spring Failure - Replace the Others?

About 6 years ago I replaced my stock 6 leaf spring packs with 7 leaf spring packs thinking that would put an end to any concerns about spring failure. Wrong! Had a catastrophic failure of one spring pack in Newfoundland last year. No 7 leaf replacements were available. The best trailer shop on the island only had 6 packs & only 2 of them in stock. Bought the 2 of them & spent 2 days swapping both sides on the front axle. Tough job but DW & I got it done. So now we are riding on 6 packs fwd & 7 packs on the aft axle. One 7 pack spare riding in truck box. 6000 miles later, no issues.
Veebyes 01/19/23 09:17am Tech Issues
RE: Generator question

Have you done the research? Have you checked how much a built in is vs a portable? Have you considered the storage space loss. Have you considered the venting & the cost of the venting that will have to be installed? Without a proper sound shield have you considered how much noise a built in creates? There are reasons that the majority of 5er owners have portable inverter gennys.
Veebyes 01/18/23 03:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replace fridge with different model?

Measure, measure, measure. Add in the estimated costs of doing the 'surgery' of making a different one fit. The big maintenance cost for us this year will be a new fridge. Can't find a domestic type fridge that can fit so it will be back to same model as old which will be big $$$ for the unit but no modifications for the swap.
Veebyes 01/17/23 07:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Pet Peeves in RV Parks

My biggest pet peeve at RV parks has been horrendously loud diesel pushers pulling in right next to me late at night, waking me up then continuing to run at high idle for like 30 to 40 minutes. I don't have anything nice to say about those people or to them. Most end up leaving the next day because they were just passing through, but it has happened to me a handful of times and is ridiculous. I really enjoyed traveling around and seeing different places and RV parks when I had purchased my 5th wheel 10 years ago. Most places weren't even 50% full, many less than 25%. You'd have empty spaces all around you. Now they're stacked up like cordwood. I don't enjoy it anymore so I quit. I only use my private campsite when I want to go RVing. There's plenty of space and none of the annoyances. A common irritation & totally unnecessary. Ever seen construction equipment or farm equipment started started & left to run for 15-30 minutes before running up the RPMs & put to work? Start it up, put your shore power stuff away, idle on out of CG. By the time you get to the road the engine is ready for whatever. What about in the AM when they start the engine and let it idle for a long time before leaving???
Veebyes 01/12/23 08:29am General RVing Issues

We did about 10days on PEI last year. Enough for us. Spent most of the time at Pine Hills CG which is quite central. Typical CG. Big. Seasonals on outside loops. Transients on the inside. Flat grass sites. Great owners with the friendliest doberman ever met. A lab in a dobie body.
Veebyes 01/09/23 06:33pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Best itinerary for Alaska

There are thousands of places to pull of the road and boondock in Alaska. Well now, that is not quite true. The facts are that, the smaller you are, the more options you have for dry camping. Size does matter. I am not getting my 55'LOA truck & 5er into places that a TC is getting into. Physics. No, there are not thousands of places to get into. A wild exaggeration. There are more & more places being closed off that were formally available. My guess is that they have been abused by campers.
Veebyes 01/07/23 11:48am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

Close enough, there are 5 US quarts to an imperial gallon. As far as the wind thinghy goes, JMO but an awful lot miles will have to be driven to get a payback on that deflector. I drive a bone stock truck. I have not reset to mileage computer in about 10 years. I think that I have a good ideas of what the truck is doing & that average is a little over 10mpg. All loaded up the 5er is over 12,000lb. It is rare that I cruise at over 65mph. I drive more on engine RPM than speed. It just so happens that 65mph is turning close to 1,900 RPM in top gear. A sweet spot.
Veebyes 01/06/23 08:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing with lifted truck; need assistance

The big question is why lift the truck? What is gained by lifting the truck? Engineers a whole lot smarter than the average owner figure out what the best & safest combination of height & towing capacity is going to be. Along comes Bubba who thinks that he knows better. Raise that COG. What could possibly go wrong?
Veebyes 01/05/23 04:02pm Fifth-Wheels
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