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RE: marginal park power on hot days

Do you really think they will go out at midnight to connect? They will start connecting as soon as they arrive and then complain that their AC isn't working, anything but admit it's their own doing.Car has a timer. Will be sound asleep. They will want to do things and go places, and the 120 volt is slow, so they will be starting asap in most cases. It takes 4 days on a Tesla S to fully recharge. tesla charge and you know the trucks will have even larger banksn needing even more time.
wanderingaimlessly 07/04/20 05:31am Travel Trailers
RE: marginal park power on hot days

And think how much better it will be when 30% or more of the folks in there are trying to charge their electric tow vehicles.You mean pulling 20 amps off a 50 amp connector from midnight to 7AM? Do you really think they will go out at midnight to connect? They will start connecting as soon as they arrive and then complain that their AC isn't working, anything but admit it's their own doing.
wanderingaimlessly 07/03/20 05:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: marginal park power on hot days

And think how much better it will be when 30% or more of the folks in there are trying to charge their electric tow vehicles.
wanderingaimlessly 07/03/20 04:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Painfully slow internet

Do you have unlimited data on your ATT plan? If so, turn on your wifi hotspot. If not, check with ATT to find out how much more it will cost you to increase your data.
wanderingaimlessly 07/03/20 04:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Has anyone added an extra water tank to RV roof

If you decide against trying that, have you considered an Idaho Tote or Freedom Hauler Nearly 3000 lb capacity so haul all the water you want. or, a cargo carrier. cargo carrier I would keep the weight to maybe 350, but that should still help you, and you could leave it empty most of the time , only filling when your getting close to your destination. Happy motorin
wanderingaimlessly 07/03/20 03:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: DESPERATE NEWBIE

Apparently the dealership did not explain much of anything to you. The generator, and how and what it runs should have been part of your walk through. You likely would find it helpful to stay at an rv park for at least a month, hopefully you can find an experienced neighbor who can help you understand how everything ties together. If not, you may want to have a local RV tech come out and walk you through all the basics that should have been covered at delivery. To find spmeplace to stay initially try using the online apps to locate places. rv parky This will let you browse campgrounds and check pricing pretty quickly. And you can scroll the maps to compare areas. Get out of Boston if possible and it gets much cheaper and easier, an example 3 ponds Good luck.
wanderingaimlessly 07/02/20 08:57am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class A Roadside Assistance

With any of them, pay close attention to all the things they DONT cover, and the add on's needed to make it useful.
wanderingaimlessly 07/01/20 04:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorcycle Towing

If you are pulling a tt, I'd look hard at carrying a large bike in the 8' bed of the 3/4 or 1 ton truck towing it.
wanderingaimlessly 07/01/20 03:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Outside shower conversion to faucet?

How about this? flexible shower arm amazon or this shower arm if you dont want the showerhead
wanderingaimlessly 07/01/20 07:30am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Cherrystone RV in VA Area

An hour north of ther is the town of Chincoteague Va. Home of a national wildlife refuge, with the wild horses that Margurite Henry wrote of, as well as a nice oceanside beach. A visit to Wallops Island is easy there also which is a NASA facility with some interesting museum pieces.
wanderingaimlessly 07/01/20 04:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Roadside Assistance Companies

With any,,,,, look at what they cover,,,,, GS has been repeatedly blasted for having so many exclusions that basically they cover nothing. I'm not sure most others are much better. So far , we've been lucky, and not needed it, but we have USAA insurance and hope it covers us in Ca next year.
wanderingaimlessly 06/30/20 04:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Black Water Accident

"Why did I have this unpleasant start to our camping trip?" Because you had clean clothes, and 10-12 days to wonder WHEN it would happen again. :) Some would say "Murphy's Law" But Murphy was an optimist, things are actually much more dire. :R
wanderingaimlessly 06/30/20 02:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Culling the herd....

No, they're the ones swimming with the sharks & Jellyfish when they come east to the ocean. ;) I grew up in Va Beach, and yeah we saw some of that, but not to the level of stupidity on a routine basis like you see or hear of in places like Yellowstone. BTW one of my favorite memories was of watching a kid from somewhere out of our area who upon seeing the ocean, told his mother,,,, "Look,,, It keeps flushing and flushing."
wanderingaimlessly 06/30/20 02:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Purchasing land to live on in DC area - zoning questions

In order to get a well or septic permit in a rural county area will require a plan for building a home or garage/business in the near future. Your best bet would be to look for a location with a recent fire or other event which would allow a location with existing well/septic/electric to be used the way you wish without overt government scrutiny. Even a location with a "still standing" trailer or mobile home, again, anything with functional well and septic in a location where you can be discrete...... Otherwise, I would look toward Richmond or Essex county Va.
wanderingaimlessly 06/30/20 02:17pm Beginning RVing
RE: Culling the herd....

It's always comical how the "coastal" folks who seem to want to run and control everyone, are almost always the ones who do things this stupid. You don't often hear of someone from Wyoming, Nebraska, or Montana doing stuff like this.
wanderingaimlessly 06/30/20 11:48am General RVing Issues
RE: The better 5th wheeler?

New or used,,,, and budget? high end DRV Mass produced mid/upper Grand Design or Winne, , KZ , And then you have the Jayco, Keystone and Forest River products.
wanderingaimlessly 06/29/20 04:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Which Code Reader to Buy ?

I know the Autel ones work. I have an ML 629 in my truck which also reads transmission codes. And a little 319 autel that I keep in the second car. It's a basic unit ansd seems to work fine.
wanderingaimlessly 06/28/20 11:17am Tech Issues
RE: 100 watt Solar decision

I'm wanting to run the refrigerator using propane but it's not a necessity but it would be nice to have it. Does the battery stop draining before it totally drains itself beyond being able to charge back up again? NO, thats up to you. I'm hoping the furnace is what ate the battery up because I would really like to be optimistic about the fridge thing. It likely did, but you have to connect either a battery or some other power supply to do much of anything. The USB outlet is interesting. Are the standard travel trailer lights 12 volt? The round cigar lighter type are. I could imagine doing away with one light fixture and replacing it with one of those outlets. Do they run off the battery that's installed on the tongue of the Travel Trailer? YES I've noticed when I hookup the 7 pin to my truck the lights work but my battery has always been dead so I don't know what it enables for use other than the trailer e brake when it's functinoing. What works when you are plugged into the truck is basically what will work when you have installed a charged battery, lights and in some cases tv and radio. Also I watched a well done "experiment" on the renogy solar panel alongside other panels and the brand "HQST" seems to be the same thing for cheaper, rebranded. I'm starting to think about getting the panel, charge controller seperately the more I look into it. Here's the link Solar Panel Test The Renogy kit you listed and the one I did , both have 30 amp controllers, so you can add two panels later if needed and wont have to buy another controller. Just make sure you upgrade the wire size when you install it to allow for the added future load. But the main advantage about these vs. the harbor freight is that I believe you can upgrade the charge controllers, inverters and wiring in the future and mount them on the roof in a series with other panels which would be pretty cool An inverter can be added at any time. small ones 150 watt or so can even plug into the cigar lighter style 12 volt power plug.
wanderingaimlessly 06/27/20 01:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2019 Dodge Durango with tow package? am I making a mistake?

I can only say that the only vehicle I have ever seen with a broken axle was a Durango. Broken front axle blocking a flat easy trail at that. I would think popup for towing with that vehicle. I haven't seen that in a while either, but the worst USED TO BE the Isuzu Troopers. A hunting guide friend in New Brunswick used to replace at least one a year. But that was 15 years ago.
wanderingaimlessly 06/27/20 01:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Dodge Durango with tow package? am I making a mistake?

Yes you can move cargo to the trailer to help, but the wife, kids and Weight distributing hitch will still be in the Durango. And at whatever weight your trailer ends up 12-15% of that needs to be on the tongue to maintain good towing characteristics.
wanderingaimlessly 06/27/20 01:00pm Tow Vehicles
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