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RE: Question for class A and C people with toads!

Yes I could disconnect the toad, but as has been said, when staying for the night it’s the reason I got a pull through! Some of these resorts are just that. One was a high end resort that was 2 years old. If we weren’t in the area for a wedding for a couple days I would’ve been very upset. It’s really not that hard or expensive to put a T underground and another 10 or 20FT section of 3” PVC pipe with an elbow to move the outlet forward to make it useable for everyone! Cutting in tee's is a lot more expensive than another 10' of sewer hose
Lantley 11/25/22 10:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: uBlock Origin ad blocker

try Adblock plus Thanks for the suggestion, Lantley. Quick question: is it permissible to have 2 ad blockers installed? I use 2 with no issues
Lantley 11/21/22 05:15am Technology Corner
RE: uBlock Origin ad blocker

try Adblock plus
Lantley 11/19/22 03:45pm Technology Corner
RE: MorRyde IS & Disc Brakes

I can't imagine the price for converting a trailer to that system... :EThink of a lot, then add another decimal point. :) It is pricey but if you are a full timer I'm sure it's worth it to replace the inadequate OEM suspension. For a weekend warrior the OEM stuff may do. But if you are putting on a lot of cross country miles a more robust suspension is a good idea. I cannot say enough good things about my disc brakes vs. the OEM brakes.
Lantley 11/09/22 08:55pm Towing
RE: MorRyde IS & Disc Brakes

Can't speak for the IS part but disc brakes are well worth the investment. Once you have disc brakes you realize how poorly the magnetic drum brakes perform.
Lantley 11/09/22 05:06am Towing
RE: Extended stay propane use

I get it. Your method is the cheapest way. Price of parts required is something I am not familiar with had not considered. Thanks for clarifying and setting us straight.
Lantley 11/08/22 05:11am Tech Issues
RE: How to Best Run New Coax on Roof ??

Usually on a Wineguard antenna there is a connector either right at or just under trhe roof (under a clamshell cover) and the damaged will be the barrel connector.. I wont tell you how bad mine was.. I cut the end off the coax (Both of 'em) Dressed the cables and applied new weather proof compression fittings. new barrel connector.. Strong signal. Exactly what I had in mind. I see no reason this fix cannot be done without running an entire new line.
Lantley 11/07/22 05:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to Best Run New Coax on Roof ??

Just because they did not originally have a connector does not mean you could not create a splice and add a connector just below the roof line. If the roof is only filled with styrofoam you should be able to create a channel for the coax through the styro foam. Maybe I'm missing something But running a new line across the roof does not seem like the most efficient way to reconnect the antenna. Tell me how this is accomplished? I assume there is a piece of coax going to the antenna below the roof line. Cut that coax and put a connector on it. Then get a new piece of short coax and run it from the existing piece to the antenna. If there is styrofoam blocking the bath use a long drill bit or piece of pipe to create a hole in the styrofoam. I don't see it as being that complicated. You don't need a home run all the way pack to the inlet connection.
Lantley 11/07/22 08:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to Best Run New Coax on Roof ??

Just because they did not originally have a connector does not mean you could not create a splice and add a connector just below the roof line. If the roof is only filled with styrofoam you should be able to create a channel for the coax through the styro foam. Maybe I'm missing something But running a new line across the roof does not seem like the most efficient way to reconnect the antenna.
Lantley 11/05/22 05:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Extended stay propane use

That seems like an odd setup. Why not connect the extended stay adapter to the onboard tank as it's intended to be and connect the external cylinder to the adapter with a suitable hose? That would make switching between the two sources much easier. In post #1, the OP stated that he has a stationary rig that won't be moving. He probably will only use the portable cylinders since he can't drive the rig to a propane supplier to refill the onboard tank. I understand that its working out for the OP and that all that really matters. Nevertheless the OP has merely hard piped his portable tank. Is he even making use of the Tee? One leg of the tee in not in use. His setup is an odd use of an extended stay Tee
Lantley 11/03/22 08:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Route Planning Question

I prefer Garmin RV GPS with google maps as a back up. Between the 2 of them I generally get it right
Lantley 11/02/22 08:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: Washington DC Advice Needed

If they are staying in an RV Cherry Hill is their best bet. Cherry Hill is setup for and caters to DC tourist. There are other decent parks and decent options however those places won't cater to tourist like Cherry Hill. You will need to be a bit more DC savey to stay in the alternative parks. If you are staying in a hotel consider the Old Towne Alexandria area.
Lantley 11/02/22 08:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: New to traveling

If you are buying a truck to specifically tow cross country pulling a family size RV trailer get the diesel. gasser is fine if you are a weekend warrior but if you are crosscountry towing you will want the power, fuel range and fueling cnvenience of a diesel. A lower priced truck is no bargain if it is the wrong truck. Keep in mind most any diesel will do what you want,however you will need to be selective and choose the correct/right truck if you go gas. Even then the gasser will not equate to a diesel. The diesel difference is for real when it come to cross country RV towing.
Lantley 10/26/22 06:41am Travel Trailers
RE: More and more instant hot water systems

I added a small circulating pump to move the hot water around as needed. Works great with my 6 gallon W/H. Can't imagine needing anything else. If you are using a pump in conjunction with a tank water heater your system is different than what the OP is referring to.
Lantley 10/25/22 04:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailersavor vs Anderson Ultimate

"Like wise if you must have a clean bed above all and that is your priority. The Andersen will be a better choice" Not sure why the Andersen is a better choice for a clean bed??? You can get a clean bed with a B&W Turn-over ball and B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch. I have known a lot of folks that use these and are very pleased. The hitch has a good customer satisfaction. Ken I'm not a big Andersen fan, but It's certainly lighter and easier to remove. Does it tow as well as a typical hitch, I don't know but it's easier to remove simply because of the weight factor. I will add my assumption is that if clean bed is your priority,you have to remove the hitch and reinstall frequently. That could be a false assumption. If you don't need to swap hitch in and out regularly,there are other options. B&W and the others are not quite as easy to swap out, but if your not swapping regulaly most any hitch can come in and out with some effort. Comes down to how much effort you are willing to put into taking hitch in and out.
Lantley 10/23/22 04:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailersavor vs Anderson Ultimate

This whole thread is a classic case of you don't know what you don't know. The Trailersaver selling point is the smooth ride it delivers because it has air bags. Comparing a non air bag hitch to it is pointless. The Trailersaver does not claim to be light weight or the absolute easiest hitch to remove. If you want to compare a Trailersaver to another hitch you need to experience the smooth ride it deliveres, If you haven't experienced its main selling feature there is really no comparison. Like wise if you must have a clean bed above all and that is your priority. The Andersen will be a better choice. These are 2 very different hitches with very different features. Making a decision between the 2 is quite simple. If
Lantley 10/23/22 08:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can 'O Worms: how long can I expect my 5er to last?

RV buyers are simply not aware of the policies and requirements of the RV world. Slap together a pile of junk, mostly supplied by a vendor who provides most of the cheap Chinese made components(Lippert), into something that resembles a trailer, using an overworked poorly trained workforce with the highest turnover rate you can find, and push them into building as many as 36 in a day. Then push them out the factory door and off to the dealers with no quality control or assurance whatsoever, while structuring the warranty to be nothing more than red tape and hurdles a buyer needs to jump over while doing everything possible to deny any claims. That's a great policy. Exerienced RV owners understand something is rotten in the RV world. Newbies approach the industry with rose colored lenses believing everything is Hunky Dory
Lantley 10/22/22 08:16am General RVing Issues
RE: You tube Fulltimers getting squeezed

I think all of us RV'ers would enjoy the van life. Many full timers actually enjoy van life in their RV's. Traveling the country sounds like an enjoyable experience. However it all boils down to money. Most of us that have experienced life understand that survival off of U tube videos is not a great game plan. Unfortunately many are not that wise and had to learn the hard way that even in Van life you need a solid source of income. Being broke is tough enough. Being broke while attempting to travel while living out of a van is even worse. In the end they where hit with a dose of reality to awaken them from their dreams of cross country travel. There is simply no free lunch in America. For the most part you need to play the game and join the rat race in order to survive. Van life is not a way out of the rat race
Lantley 10/20/22 08:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Heating the Garage

I think any 1500 watt electric space heater will keep the area above freezing. It won't be toasty warm but it will be above 32ºF
Lantley 10/20/22 07:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Can 'O Worms: how long can I expect my 5er to last?

Go tothe service dept. of any car dealer and you will find lots of new vehicles that are broke. If you maintain a well built car it will hold up and last 20 years easily. The same can be said for an RV. None of this matches my experience or the reports I hear from others. First most new cars are quite reliable and don't have any need for initial repairs. My wife and I have 2015 cars that have required only oil changes, replacement wiper blades and replacement batteries. My 2018 truck has had a couple of oil changes and nothing else. That does not seem to be the case for RVs. New RVs always seem to have a list of items that need to be fixed due to poor design or quality of construction. RVs often die due to leaks and water intrusion. Many are so poorly built that the seams crack open and water finds its way inside to create havoc. It can be an endless battle. I have never heard of a car leaking because it got rained on. That is true of a new car and one that is 50 years old. I suppose it is possible for a sun roof in a car to leak. That has never happened to me and I would not expect such a leak to destroy the whole car or result in major structural repairs. A car typically is used daily and can run up hundreds of thousands of miles before it wears out. Most RVs only have some occasional use and still fall apart typically within 10 years or so. There is just no comparison with the quality of design, construction and overall longevity. I cannot imagine buying a car and finding it came with some cheap, Chinese tires that had a history of blowouts. I cannot imagine the need to inspect and caulk the car at least every year. I cannot imagine buying a car only to find that even empty the suspension and tires were already close to maximum load capacity. Sadly that is very frequently the case for RVs and is not something most new buyers would even think about. I cannot imagine buying a car only to find that the trunk keys were the same on every vehicle and the doors could easily be pried open with a screwdriver. I cannot imagine buying a car with plastic windows that are likely to leak and scratch if you look at them sideways. I will agree that there are more pitfalls in the RV world. I also agree the RV world preys on new unsuspecting inexperienced buyers. That said lemon laws exist for a reason. There are also mandatory recalls, the air bag recalls come to mind. My point is the auto world is far from perfect. It's took competition from Japan back in the 70's to force Americans to build a better car. There is also more regulation on the auto industry vs. the RV industry. Part of the problem is people expect their RV to be as reliable and solid as a car and it is not. They expect the RV industry to treat the consumer like the auto industry. RV buyers are simply not aware of the policies and requirements of the RV world. In the end many RV's lack required maintenance, are overloaded and simply fall apert due to lack of quality control and lack of maintenance. Ultimately the consumers need to have a better understanding of the RV world and what is required of RV ownership. The consumer also needs to put more presure on the RV industry by demanding tougher legislation and using class action suits to hold the industry more accounable. Until then preventative maintenance, keen awareness, and moderate DIY skills and knowledge is key to keeping an RV on the road for 10-15 years or more.
Lantley 10/19/22 12:12pm General RVing Issues
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