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RE: Think your're good at backing? Think again.......

The fastest way to ruin some past times, sports and pleasant activities is to make them into a competition. I don't care about fast backing, baton twirling or mountain climbing either.
ppine 08/09/20 09:09am Towing
RE: Solar Controller Wiring Mystery

Start over and do it correctly.
ppine 08/09/20 09:05am Tech Issues
RE: Heater not heating

RV appliances are not like residential appliances at all. They have a lot of switches and valves that get dirt in them over time. They sit for long periods. It is good to get familiar with all of your appliances and to do the maintenance on them to the extent possible. When I get frustrated with some of these odd contraptions, I call a mobile mechanic that comes to the house. They go right to the problem in 20 minutes and can fix everything usually in less than an hour. I have only spent more than $50-75 once to have a guy replace the cable in a pop-up trailer. They are like magicians and can make life easy. Find a guy that specializes in RVs.
ppine 08/09/20 09:04am Tech Issues
RE: Golden to Gunnison Co

Colorado is one of the best states to wander around in and find your own special spots. Lots of public land to camp on and plenty of things to see everywhere. Way too many people end up in places like Rocky Mountain NP, jammed in with thousands of other people. Have the courage to strike out on your own.
ppine 08/09/20 08:57am Roads and Routes
RE: New to Outdoor Dutch Oven Cooking

I have been cooking with wood for over 40 years. Charts and formulas for charcoal seem absurd to me. Then people want to add gizmos like charcoal chimneys, charcoal starter, gloves, trivets, Dutch OVen tables and tons of other stuff. What do you do when you run out of charcoal? Cast iron is forgiving. I can get a rough idea of the temperature with my hand. You want 350 I can give it to you. Don't make cooking with cast iron complicated. It is simple and works for everything. All you need for a deluxe outfit is a DO, a shovel and something to pick up a lid. Water pump pliers, a hay hook, vice grips work fine. Or you can buy a lid lifter., My brother made me a nice one, long enough so I don't have to bend over.
ppine 08/09/20 08:55am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Front Window Yes or No?

Many modern trailers have fewer and fewer windows. Living in Nevada, having the sunlight streaming in is one of the great joys of having an RV, especially spring and fall in the cooler weather. In warmer weather they all have shades. I only camp in the desert in winter. I rarely use the AC or furnace. I regulate the temp by exposing and covering windows.
ppine 08/09/20 08:50am Truck Campers
RE: full time solar, maybe?

There is no Catch 22 in the use of solar power. A wistful myth. When people create their own power, they become much more aware of how they use it. Their consumption goes down. The same thing happens when people have to pump their water through a filter, they use less. It creates awareness in people. I have generator, but using solar panels is about the greatest improvement to my RVing that has ever happened.
ppine 08/09/20 08:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Front Window Yes or No?

I love having a front window. Late model trailer don;t have them and they are missed. The front windows come with a cover. In cooler weather the sun streaming in is the heating system.
ppine 08/08/20 01:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Camping with my dog

Camping with dogs is one of life's greatest joys. My brother declared in about 1974 "if I can't bring my dog, I'm not going." Pretty good rule to live by. If your dog is not allowed, you probably don't need to be there either.
ppine 08/08/20 10:36am Beginning RVing
RE: More water needed....

Keep soap out of lakes and streams. Biodegradable soap still contains phosphates, surfactants and other compounds that are harmful to fish and aquatic critters. Use a plastic basin and a pitcher or a bucket to wash away from the shore.
ppine 08/08/20 08:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Opinion on model of TT

Spend some time on RV lots and RV shows. What people like in an RV is very subjective and no one can tell you what you are going to like.
ppine 08/08/20 08:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Lake Mead recommendations

Don't go in summer. I like the area near the Colorado River best.
ppine 08/08/20 07:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What do you shut off when leaving for a trip

I turn off all anxiety. Then I turn up my interest in seeing new places. I even out my ability to get along with my sweetheart and turn up the ability to be patient with my dogs and hit the road.
ppine 08/08/20 07:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping with my dog

"In order to live outside the law, you must be honest. " Bob Dylan.
ppine 08/08/20 07:54am Beginning RVing
RE: full time solar, maybe?

You need to do some more reading and figuring.
ppine 08/07/20 08:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where to put generator in 21' travel trailer

Leave the generator in the back of your tow vehicle. Just make sure your power cord is long enough to reach it. You can cover up the generator and secure it in the truck.
ppine 08/07/20 08:25am Tech Issues
RE: Planning solar system for 1995 Fleetwood Southwind

Good idea. You have some reading to do.
ppine 08/07/20 08:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Simple extension cord

Thanks to cavie. Two GFIs can definitely be a problem.
ppine 08/06/20 05:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2000 F350 7.3 diesel mileage

The wonderful world of diesel. They last twice as long, they are worth twice as much. Record empty with a 2002 7.3 is 23.8 mpg average for a whole tank.
ppine 08/06/20 08:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: too much truck or not enough trailer?

It is growing old to hear the mythology of one ton trucks spouted by people that have never owned or driven one. They do not pound anything to death or vibrate and cause small trailers to fall apart. Stop it. My one ton is considerably large than a 1/2 ton pu, but because it is a diesel, it gets better mileage and lasts twice as long. It has pulled everything I have hooked up to it for 20 years.
ppine 08/05/20 09:30am Towing
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