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RE: RVing in 2022

We are getting ready to leave for a month long trip through Utah, Arizona and points beyond in under 2 weeks. My wife asked if we were still going with the gas prices being what they are. I told her that it only adds a couple of hundred dollars to the trip. If I can't afford that, it is time to hand up the truck keys and sell the TT. Exactly.
CavemanCharlie 03/19/22 08:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Norcold light blinking every ten seconds or so

There should be a model number on the fridge somewhere. Maybe on a sticker on the door. When you find that add it here and we will be able to help better.
CavemanCharlie 03/19/22 08:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Modifications

I'm just a weekend camper. When I'm camping I don't take clothing that is fancy and needs to hang up. I put shelves in the wardrobe and I love it. I can store a lot more folded clothing on the shelves when I would be able to hang up and it's easier.
CavemanCharlie 03/19/22 08:48am Travel Trailers
RE: RVing in 2022

The last time fuel prices went up I freely took my little / used / paid for /, Travel Trailer out to the campgounds (That were mostly empty) and waved at all the campers/people that were staying at home because they could only afford the payments and not the gas to go anywhere. I may stay closer to home but, I have no plans to make any big changes. Extra bucks for gas it a drag but, not a deal breaker for me. I will cut back on something else first. For gods sake, I spend 150 bucks a month on satellite TV and hardly ever watch it ! I will find a cheaper way to get TV before I give up on camping.
CavemanCharlie 03/15/22 05:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: can I tow on the ball

Try pulling it , I have the same truck and trailer weight and have been pulling this trailer since 2014 . I do not use or need a WDH . That is the reason you buy a 3/4 ton truck . I have driven over 100K pulling this TT . TRY it , you might like it ! Yes
CavemanCharlie 03/15/22 05:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Locking gas cap

My current 2020 Jeep Cherokee doesn't even have a gas cap. Not sure what you do to overcome that problem! HaHa my 2021 F-150 doesn't have a cap either. But, it's to hard to put a hose into the tank to get gas out. In my area I'm more afraid of solen catalytic converters. The new truck is warrente and I'm afraid of modifying it to slow down the converter thieves.
CavemanCharlie 03/08/22 05:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rising fuel, will it be any different this time?

I could use a new TT . In the last couple of years a lot of new people bought RV's and the prices went way up. I can hope that with high gas prices and maybe some of those new people deciding that RV'ing was not for them that more affordable used once will come to market. But, hope is hope. It's not fact. I just have to wait and see.
CavemanCharlie 03/08/22 05:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Clear2o RV Water Filter

I understand that some of you camp at private campgrounds all over the U.S. that are using untested /untreated well water. Around here in MN or Northern Iowa all public water supplies are tested and regulated good. No need to filter that water again. To each their own.
CavemanCharlie 02/16/22 03:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Some finally charged with catalytic converter theft

The authorities also need to charge the scrap facility! No way they bought that many converters and not suspect stolen property! I agree. That is a big part of the problem
CavemanCharlie 02/04/22 12:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Missing catalytic converter

We had a cat stolen last week off one of work trucks. It was off a F250 and that thing has 2 cats on it. It was going to cost $3200 Cnd plus install. So we just straight piped it. So we will have to live with the check engine light being on. Some places have inspections that you have to pass. (None in my area though) I think some of the newer vehicles will go into "Limp Home Mode" if you did that and then not run very good.
CavemanCharlie 02/04/22 12:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane question

I have an older couple (California fire victims that lost their home) living in my 5th wheel right now that do exactly what you are asking about. Our temps are 30-50* now, so the furnace stays on most of the night. They have 3 different size tanks sitting out there they use. What are your propane and electric rates? For me here in Ohio with electric at $.12/kWh and propane at $4/gallon it's 50% cheaper to heat with electric than propane. I think that is kinda rare. Here in southern MN electricity heating is never cheaper then propane. (Unless you are getting the electric for free at a campground.) I'm really bad at math but, I wonder if you are doing your math right ? You need to know how many BTU's you are getting for those prices to do a accurate comparison.
CavemanCharlie 01/21/22 02:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Calculated MPG

When I was a lot younger I had a car that I loved and had rebuilt myslef. I always kept track on the mileage at every fill up. If it suddenly went down I knew that I had a problem somewhere and needed to check it out. Of course this was back in the days of carburetors. These days, I'm old and I just read whatever the dash display tells me and figure it's close enough for me. I understand why people driving RV's across the country might want keep a close eye on it. If I was living that lifestyle I think I would probably write it down by hand too.
CavemanCharlie 01/16/22 09:00am General RVing Issues
RE: I Winterized ............. but then this happened.

Have had this happen. Use the "slam" technique. Pull the handle and just "let it go" several times. Can reseat itself, doesn't hurt and costs nothing. Boy,,, on my old 1993 TT the spring on the handle is awful strong. I don't think I would want it to slam back from the full open position. It would break something. Maybe from the partly open position would be OK.
CavemanCharlie 01/02/22 09:15am Travel Trailers
RE: strong winds- tornados

Scamp trailor- pickup truck What if- you know there are very strong winds coming and you can put yourself in safety. Is it better to unhook camper from truck or to leave camper hooked up to truck. Or does it really make any difference. You have too much free time if this is a concern in MN in winter….suppose you could be down in the SE where there may be some tornadoes again here soon. But you’re from MN and haven’t ever heard of what to do in a tornado warning or in a storm? I’ll give you a clue. If you have time to hook up or un-hook your trailer but don’t think you have time to outrun the tornado, your priorities are 180degrees out of sync with normal thinking. Gtfo of your vehicle/camper and seek shelter. If this is a hypothetical “what if it gets windy?” IDK I'm from MN too. Yes, if a tornado is coming you should go to the safest place. Most campgrounds that is the shower house. But, we have a lot of time in advance of high winds. Haven't you ever heard of a weather report Grit dog ? Though you are from WA so maybe you don't have as good of ones out there. Thunderstorms and high winds don't sneak up on us. We have advance warnings of those. We have some advance warning for tornadoes too but, they can't predict the exact point where one is going to form or touchdown. Maybe he is just asking so he is prepared for next summer. Nothing wrong with that.
CavemanCharlie 01/02/22 09:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Stop using AIOW please!

Caveman Charlie -- OFF is not an acronym, it's just the OFF position, as in the opposite of ON, which is also not an acronym as in the ON position, the opposite of OFF. Merry Christmas CC, which is not an acronym either ... :) OOooooo I get it now. He was so used to acronyms that he didn't realize that Off meant, Off. lol That's funny.
CavemanCharlie 12/28/21 10:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Stop using AIOW please!

I was an aircraft mechanic in the Navy. Everyone who served knows the military is big on acronyms. The pilots would write up descrepancy reports on problems with the Jets. One of the new pilots wrote up one, "The Fuel Transfer Switch does not work in the OFF position." I had to pull him aside and explain it. I don't get it.
CavemanCharlie 12/25/21 07:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Finding a TT that does not have Bunkhouse

I've thought about just buying a Bunkhouse model and then tearing out the bunks.
CavemanCharlie 12/25/21 07:06am Travel Trailers
RE: The RV Demand Continues

There are no lots near me so I have no idea how many RV's are setting on them. All I know is that I could use a different used one and they are hard to find around here. When you do find one the prices are crazy these days.
CavemanCharlie 12/19/21 08:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Stop using AIOW please!

I hear you Larry. I often come across ones I don't understand. I have fun trying to spell them out in hilarious ways.
CavemanCharlie 12/19/21 08:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Grey tank ABS pipe leak

Glad you got it fixed and thanks for letting us know the solution. This is the reason I love this board. I wonder if you got a long 1/4 inch bolt, or threaded rod, and put it through the holes in your pipe strap if you could then put a little tension (not to much) on the strap by tightening the bolt and squeezing the strap closer together. (If you know what I mean, I'm bad at explaing things.)
CavemanCharlie 12/19/21 07:53am Travel Trailers
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