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RE: 1st night camping in our yard, 2023.01.24

Thanks to all, and for the input. Didn't think about killing the grass, a very good point! Don't want to be THAT guy. We should have already gotten doormats. They are on the list now. Been web surfing for what I need to know and saw that a lot of them had large carpets, but didn't notice the environment they were in. TTYL The large carpets are light, dry out fast when wet and fold up easy for storage. As mentioned, I agree about the carpets and grass but I think they do come in handy when on sand, packed dirt or crushed stone. (crushed stone is tough on bare feet) Mike
mdcamping 01/27/23 07:42am Beginning RVing
RE: 1" to 3/8" thread adapter?

How about Mike
mdcamping 01/26/23 05:52pm Tech Issues

Cavendish Campground on opposite side of PEI I had noticed had some large sites. Campground located in a touristy area but park it's self is not. Lots of scenic biking, walking trails. Mike
mdcamping 01/10/23 07:30am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Pet Peeves in RV Parks

^^ I agree, similar for us a few years ago a camping neighbor had a porch light on which was more like a flood light that burned through our canvas ends on our hybrid TT. I politely ask him to turn off the light, he was fine with the request.. problem easily solved. Respectful communication goes a long way We also try to find the better maintained RV parks/campgrounds that enforce their own rules/security, this helps reduce the risk of running into a negative experience. Mike
mdcamping 01/03/23 10:13am General RVing Issues
RE: its about time

I noticed Algonquin Provincial Park was reduced to a 7 day minimum Years ago I tried booking that place right at 9am when the window opened, tried for 3 days straight, could not reserve any available site . It seemed the locals have quicker keypad fingers than me... Later in the week I noticed a cancellation had showed up which I grabbed quickly. Beautiful park, NOT easy to book.. Mike Yes it is a beautiful park, at nearly 3,000 square miles its tha largest vehicle accessible park in Ontario, hopefully if you decide to visit it again you'll be able to get a site just a tiny bit easier, 7 am (park time) is the date change time, so have all your info entered by 6:58, and booking from a tuesday or wednesday in a busy park usually gets you the best odds as most people start vacations on fridays or saturdays. If you coming from a distance try one of the lesser known parks way up north,( whats an extra few hours on the road if your already driving 10 or more), they are just as beautiful but don't get as many of the weekend warriors from southern ontario, like myself a lot of folks won't do a 5 hour or more drive for a 2 or 3 day stay, and a lot of bookings occur on weekends for 2 to 3 days/nights. actually I think it was 7am, this was some years ago and I am getting forgetful. I had 3 reserve windowns open with all the info entered. When the "reservation system time" showed the correct time I clicked reserve on all 3 windows and still I lost the reservations, repeated the same the next 2 mornings, same result. I think this was also the week day. I Hope to be exploring the area again in the years to come :C Mike
mdcamping 01/01/23 07:57am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: its about time

I noticed Algonquin Provincial Park was reduced to a 7 day minimum Years ago I tried booking that place right at 9am when the window opened, tried for 3 days straight, could not reserve any available site . It seemed the locals have quicker keypad fingers than me... Later in the week I noticed a cancellation had showed up which I grabbed quickly. Beautiful park, NOT easy to book.. Mike
mdcamping 12/30/22 07:03am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Issues Posting to the Forums?

Windows 10, Google Chrome No troubles so far Mike
mdcamping 12/20/22 06:48am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Norcold fridge - clogged drain tube?

Put a cup to catch any water on the out side drain, then let it defrost completly on the inside. If you find no water in the cup then you probably have food/dust plugged in the drain hose. If you can find some compressed air to blow out the drain from the outside, this will usually work Good luck Mike
mdcamping 12/14/22 06:21am Tech Issues

I have never had an issue with a KOA. lately noticed lots of turnover on who ownes/runs parks. All boils down to finding a clean park with level sites, good utilities and enforced policies. Do your research :C Mike
mdcamping 11/29/22 07:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How much of rise on front of truck acceptable when hitched?

Equalizer WD hitches list on their setup instructions for a 50% to 100% return. But they also recommend following the TV ratings Mike
mdcamping 11/28/22 06:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Where to for Thanksgiving?

Tailer winterized and covered. Thanksgiving I will be watching some football. Going to change things up and do a ham and over the weekend I'll cook the turkey and do a turkey soup. Safe travels everyone and Happy Thanksgiving! Mike
mdcamping 11/22/22 07:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Easy way to raise trailer's nose while hitched in campground

^^^ yup most RV's are anchored down to their sites where it would take time to move out in an emergency like you described. You did the right thing looking out for your camping neighbors. :C If I'm not disconnecting the truck from trailer, I will crank the tongue jack a few inches if I find the trailer way-unlevel. Most times I drop the trailer jacks also as I find the trailer bounce annoying. Mike
mdcamping 11/16/22 01:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Beware *** Poor Build Quality 2021 Heartland North Trail

Thank you for letting me join the forums! Has anyone had serious build quality issues with their Heartland Travel Trailers? I have had everything from water leaks to the AC going bad to improperly tightened hoses and sink drains, to the fresh water tank falling out of the bottom of the RV? Just looking to see if anyone had or has the same issue. Suggesting to avoid this manufacturer Sorry to hear about your troubles, with you owning a 21 model I hope your were able to get some coverage under a warranty?. yeah the fresh water tank sounds scary. The quality of RV's has always been questionable, even worse with covid Mike
mdcamping 11/14/22 02:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Not bad for 11 years and 240,000 miles. Still running the factory brakes. New fuel pump at 180,000. Miscellaneous items and regular maintenance. Doesn't use a drop of oil between oil changes and that's carrying the 4000 lb camper fulltime. It sure has been and still is a great truck. I think it's just broken in, truck looks like it's in great shape.. congrats! Mike
mdcamping 11/09/22 07:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Grease Lippert electric tongue jack?

The one I have/had the gearbox can be taken apart and greese can be added. The junk motor was a non-serviceable sealed unit. I ended getting the whole unit replaced under a warranty. Noticed they were fairly priced on amazon. Mike
mdcamping 11/09/22 05:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Route Planning Question

I use the Garmin for building out trips. I still use AAA maps with yellow highlighted routes as backups. google maps if I'm still not sure. And if I have to I'll post online for travel help. Mike
mdcamping 11/04/22 08:47am Roads and Routes
RE: New to traveling

might think about renting a rv . chunk of money, but wear an tear on them. I like that idea also, why spend the money and find out it's not for you. If the OP some how manages to find a used supercrew ford F-150 with both the trailer tow & heavy duty payload pkg you will find room to spare towing a 7k trailer. The ford supercrew offers lots of leg/side room for 4 large adults, a family of 5 should be no problem. Mike
mdcamping 10/27/22 09:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Stowe Vermont this weekend things to do

Nearby Burlington will have a lot of what your looking for Mike
mdcamping 10/21/22 06:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking for dog breed the travels well while Rving

Just noticed that this thread was bumped, so I thought I would share a recent pics of our now 2 shelties :C Gracie on the left is close to 3 yrs old and Gavin is close to 1 Mike
mdcamping 10/18/22 06:52am RV Pet Stop
RE: anti siphon device ?

Lots of good suggestions, maybe you can make a block for the the pump handle to prevent the handle from moving or preventing a siphon effect. Sounds like the pump handle is worn/old.. so if the pump handle has a serviceable packing box you might be able to roll in some teflon tape with plummers grease. This might stiffen up the handle. Amazon or a local plumbing wholesaler may have universal valve stem kits also. Mike
mdcamping 10/16/22 08:19am General RVing Issues
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