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RE: Tire Rotation

Speaking of "aging out"... how old are your tires? If they are the ones that came with the camper, definitely think about replacing them. Yes, they may look great, but they will fail eventually. I've never rotated the trailer tires, but I keep an eye on how they are wearing. We just don't put enough miles on it - so I've replaced the tires due to age rather then mileage / wear.
Tvov 03/21/23 04:51am Travel Trailers
RE: rear-view camera

Have you looked into "dash cameras"? Many, if not most, you can buy with a rear view camera. Mine has a wired rear view camera designed to be mounted outside. Wireless ones are available.
Tvov 03/13/23 05:22am Truck Campers
RE: 2002 3/4 Ton Heavy Duty Diesel Chevy 2500

Check the payload sticker on the door jamb. You have access to the actual truck unlike the guy buying new. Payload is typically the limiting number with 5ers due to pin weight counting against Payload. I would be shocked if you have enough Payload to tow a 16k trailer. A travel trailer is probably better suited since the hitch weight tends to be much lower. Or you can listen to the guys who know more the manufacturer. Yes, and you could post a picture of the payload sticker.
Tvov 03/11/23 05:00am Towing
RE: 2002 3/4 Ton Heavy Duty Diesel Chevy 2500

This site says 12,000lb tow capacity:
Tvov 03/10/23 04:52am Towing
RE: The Ford Explorer Men only Edition

lol, that was pretty good!
Tvov 03/09/23 05:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: TT Hitch qutestions

Is a "shocker" weight distributing?
Tvov 03/03/23 04:46am Travel Trailers
RE: folding utility trailer

About blocking the license plate of the tow vehicle... doesn't hooking up and towing a travel trailer "block" the license plate of the tow vehicle? You can't read the vehicles license plate, really, unless it is stopped and you walk between the tow vehicle and trailer. I feel a little bad that the makers of the folding trailer can't post... I understand the reasons why, but a bit of a bummer.
Tvov 03/02/23 06:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Pets left alone in RV at campground?

We are now a dog owner and would consider bringing her on next camping trip. Question for all: is it considered acceptable to leave dog in trailer while we are away? Windows and vents will be open, curtains drawn, propane will be turned off. Where I travel no AC is needed. Dog is not a barker. I asked at one place and they said no unattended pets. Of course they did. Maybe better to not ask and do it surreptitiously? Surely campers with dogs are still able to get away for a restaurant, museum, other no-pets tourist attractions? When we bring our dog with us, we plan the camping trip with her in mind. Plan meals at the camper if needed, plan trips where dogs are welcomed, etc. If we have a trip involving places where dogs are not allowed, then we make arrangements for the dog to be taken care of at home. We have been to many campgrounds over the years where we were next to or near the camper that had the dog that "never barks". The dog barks... I have seen many dog owners who I swear simply are so used to their dog barking that they don't hear it anymore. Or, and this is usually more annoying, the dog owner screaming at their dog to shut up - usually involving many inventive words. Dogs and camping always makes for interesting threads!
Tvov 02/27/23 06:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Avion truck camper rebuild

Why the Peterbilt? Are you planning on towing something else? Seems a bit of overkill for the Palomino.
Tvov 02/26/23 05:52am Truck Campers
RE: folding utility trailer

.... There is a use for nearly everything, just not everyone. LOL!
Tvov 02/25/23 06:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Do we have a pickup glut already?

I don't know about other areas of the country, but around New England there still seems to be limited amounts of new pickup trucks. There may be more 1/2 ton (150-1500) trucks available now but 3/4 ton and up trucks are still pretty rare - unless you are buying the platinum titanium gold coated versions. When I bought my F150 XLT a little over a year ago, there were no F250 trucks available. The available F350s were mostly the gold plated versions that were bumping $100,000. A lot of the F150s were $60-80,000.... but.... if you just looked past those, there were a bunch of XL and XLT trucks that are loaded with options and cost close to 1/2 as much. And the ratings (towing, power) of the newest 1/2 tons are really impressive. The more reasonable cost trucks are there, you just have to look past the $100,000 trucks. (not saying they are cheap, but more reasonable cost... lol!) Oh, and the dealers are still giving crazy amounts for trade ins. I have two friends who recently traded in, and they were amazed at how much they got for their trucks with well over 75,000 miles on them. It is almost like you get more for a trade in then trying to sell the truck yourself.
Tvov 02/24/23 05:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: CB radios - Do you use one?

Before we had kids we used CBs a few times for long trips with friends in different vehicles. It was fun and kept everyone awake. We used a CB for our first year of camping, 20 years ago. We were usually traveling alone, so I would just leave it on channel 19 to listen. Our kids were under 10 years old, and I quickly stopped using the CB due to language coming over it... I don't know if I just hadn't noticed it previously, but we just stopped using it. After cell phones became common, we haven't used one at all.
Tvov 02/21/23 05:26am Technology Corner
folding utility trailer

This is a little different. Folding utility trailer - but it folds up over its' own hitch. Says it is only 380lbs empty... seems light considering that supposedly is including the wheels and tires? And that SUV they use in the video has to have air shocks or something, it barely moves when they lift the trailer. Interesting idea, not sure how useful. Seems like the light weight folding trailers from Home Depot and others might be more convenient? If someone could post a picture or the video in the link that would be great.
Tvov 02/20/23 08:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Back in the dark ages !

I was always told that solid wire conducts / allows more electricity / power. That is why houses are wired with "romex", solid wire, instead of stranded wire like extension cords. Considering how difficult romex is to work with, everyone would prefer stranded wire if it would work better. Well, that is the simple explanation given to me by electricians!
Tvov 02/20/23 05:07am Tech Issues
RE: 1/2 Inch Drive Corded or Battery Impact Wrench

lol, I didn't throw out my hand tools after buying a battery impact wrench.
Tvov 02/20/23 04:57am General RVing Issues
RE: 1/2 Inch Drive Corded or Battery Impact Wrench

Took me longer than a lot of other people, but I am firmly in the battery camp now. I got a Milwaukee M12 battery impact wrench last year, and Wow. Hard to believe how much better it is than my air impact wrench. I got the "shorty" one to get under my mowers, so it doesn't even weigh all that much. Look into getting a "system" where the batteries can be used with multiple tools like drills and saws. Definitely battery over corded.
Tvov 02/12/23 06:18am General RVing Issues
RE: EV alternative for light/medium duty trucks

Ford lighning ev off grid solar battery on wheels Well, that video did not end like I thought! Some good thoughts on his part (like make "normal" cars that happen to be electric), and too bad about his issues... and there were a lot, did not make the Lightning look good, lol!
Tvov 02/05/23 06:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: 1st night camping in our yard, 2023.01.24

Pretty much agree with everything! lol, driveway camping is always a good start. I have heard the "rule of 3" referenced many times on these forums. Funny thing, the more I towed my camper around, the more I found myself just following the rule of 3 naturally! 2 night stays are very common for us - leave Friday afternoon to get to the campground, do stuff on Saturday, lazy breakfast on Sunday then pack up and go home. I do not like going on one night stays. Usually not worth the effort, one of the few times I prefer a hotel. Outdoor carpeting under the awning - absolutely! Keeps the camper much cleaner and provides a nice place to sit under the awning. The only campgrounds that I have seen outdoor carpeting cause a problem with grass is where week long and seasonal stays are common. Most private campgrounds have separate areas for "weekenders" and seasonals. The dead grass areas in the seasonal areas are usually where awnings and carpeting would be normally, so it just becomes part of the campsite. Actually, I remember only one campground where it was a prominent part of the rules not allowing carpet on grass. Biggest water use for us - showers. Learn how to do the "Navy shower" - quick wet down, shut off water, soap up, turn on water, rinse off as fast as you can. You will be surprised how little water you actually need to get clean. Related to showers - filling up the grey tank. You will fill up grey far faster than black tank. Keep this in mind. Dish washing - again, we use as little water as possible (throw away paper plates helps a LOT!), and also use small buckets in the sink to catch dirty dishwater... then empty that into the toilet. Does two things - keeps you from filling up the grey tank quickly and adds soapy water to the black tank to help keep it cleaner. Lots of tips and tricks to figure out. Take all the advice (which people are always willing to provide) and mush it all together to create your own way of doing things. Have fun!
Tvov 02/02/23 05:30am Beginning RVing
RE: Rivian R1S

Looked up the R1S, reminds me of a Landrover. Speaking of that front end... when I first saw them I thought they were ugly. In my town I see a Rivian pickup every so often, and in person they look pretty good! Still not great in my opinion, but not as horrible as I would have thought. (can't seem to post a picture, probably not enough coffee in me yet)
Tvov 01/18/23 05:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: EV alternative for light/medium duty trucks

Would be interesting to know which of our EV haters are also climate change deniers. Separate blather from an informed post. Seems concerns are often repeated here that could be resolved with a quick Google, makes me think some folks just don't care to learn. That would be interesting. As far as I am aware, I have not met anyone who denies that the climate changes.
Tvov 01/13/23 05:06am Tow Vehicles
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