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RE: Honda EU3200i

I'm assuming that you started a general thread on small RV inverter generators. If so, here is another from Northern Tool. Very quiet at 57 dB. https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200888192_200888192
Texas Nomad 06/29/22 04:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Harbor Freight Predator 3500

I will make one thing very clear, even brand names like Honda, do fail, it is very obvious that this does indeed happen since they do have authorized dealer repair centers and in the past, my understanding is they often have several months backlog. Indeed, they do! This goes for new equipment also. I ordered a Honda EU7000i ($4600) from Jack's Small Engines last August for home backup. After more than nine (9) months on backorder, I cancelled the order. Just last week I ordered a Powerhorse 7500i ($2400) from Northern Tool and it's sitting in my garage today. The Honda is noise rated at 58 dB. The Powerhorse is rated 55 dB.
Texas Nomad 06/29/22 01:31pm Tech Issues
RE: What Type Nail is This?

It's the type of nail used in picture hangers. Amazon link: Hanger Thanks! Mystery solved. The previous owner must have wanted to stabilize the shelf and that was the only nail he could find.
Texas Nomad 06/20/22 04:19pm Travel Trailers
What Type Nail is This?

I've seen a lot of nails in my 72 years, but never one like this. This was toe-nailed into a shelf in my travel trailer. It was loose so I pulled it out. Does anyone know if this type nail has a specific function? https://imgur.com/a/vCSfrRX
Texas Nomad 06/20/22 12:53pm Travel Trailers
Harbor Freight Predator 3500

Any comments on the Predator 3500 invertor generator? They advertise this unit as being Super Quiet (58 dB). It normally sells for around $850. However, I have been getting email coupons lately for 20% - 25% off any single item with NO EXCLUSIONS. I would like the flexibility of camping off the grid from time-to-time in my 22' travel trailer. It should run everything onboard with the added safety of inverter protection for entertainment electronics. Anyone have experience with this unit?
Texas Nomad 06/16/22 04:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Unhooked for the night.

I try not to unhook when traveling to a destination. I will book a pull-through site at an RV park. My Coachmen Freedom Express is 22' long so it's usually not a problem. Plenty of room for TT and tow vehicle. I hook up the electric and water ........... and settle in for the night.
Texas Nomad 06/16/22 03:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Louisiana RV Parks - Shreveport and Baton Rouge

I'm on the final leg of my return trip from Orange Beach, AL. Tomorrow, I head out on I-20 for DFW. I chose to stay at two KOA's, one in Denham Springs (Baton Rouge) and one here in Shreveport tonight. The biggest difference between the two is the quality of Wifi and electrical hookups. Denham Springs rates a 9/10. On the other hand, I would rate Shreveport a 4/10. The Wifi here was non-existent for most of the afternoon. Now, it's very weak and intermittent. The electrical has been bad all day and into the night. I have had to shut down my A/C three times because my volt meter shows 107V and glows a red warning. The average reading has been between 108V and 112V since I arrived about 1:30 PM today. I'm hoping to switch it back on in a few minutes.
Texas Nomad 06/12/22 08:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Orange Beach, Alabama

I spent 5 days last week at Sun Outdoors in Orange Beach. Very nice RV park. Quiet except for the one night they shot fireworks over The Wharf. They finished up about 9:30 PM so it didn't interfere with an otherwise quiet stay. I was a bit leery of the Wifi from some reviews I read. However, it was strong enough that I streamed a baseball game one night. Except for the extreme humidity, it was a very enjoyable trip.
Texas Nomad 06/12/22 08:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Louisiana RV Parks - Shreveport and Baton Rouge

Thanks for all the responses and good ideas. If I carried a generator, I would probably choose one of those casinos or Cabelas.
Texas Nomad 06/01/22 02:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Louisiana RV Parks - Shreveport and Baton Rouge

Paid ..... I'm looking to pull off the interstate and never unhook from the TT. Free would be great if it was legal. I don't want to deal with any law enforcement. ;-)
Texas Nomad 05/31/22 03:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Louisiana RV Parks - Shreveport and Baton Rouge

I'm going to spend one overnight stop in Shreveport and Baton Rouge within the week. I would appreciate any recommendations. I would like to be near I-20 or I-49 in Shreveport ............. and near I-49 or I-10 in Baton Rouge. I will not even be unhooking the tow vehicle. Thanks
Texas Nomad 05/31/22 11:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Orange Beach, Alabama

Thanks for the information. I will be taking I-20 to Shreveport, LA. and then I-49 to Baton Rouge on Sunday. I was finally able to get reservations in Orange Beach, AL. I don't like long drives so I plan to stop and overnight near both cities. I'm going to post a new thread and ask for Shreveport and Baton Rouge RV park recommendations. Thanks to everyone for their input.
Texas Nomad 05/31/22 11:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Orange Beach, Alabama

Thanks, Bob. My next choice seems to be Luxury RV. I have an email into them asking about availability. Because of the holiday weekend, it will most likely be tomorrow for an answer. I'm also considering Island Retreat and Sun Outdoors. However, both of those got some negative reviews for their WiFi.
Texas Nomad 05/30/22 04:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Orange Beach, Alabama

I just located a Gulf Shores RV Resort that has openings beginning June 20th. I may have to delay my trip if I can't find anything else. With schools recently ending the year, it might be difficult.
Texas Nomad 05/29/22 10:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Orange Beach, Alabama

Thanks for the seafood restaurant tip. I checked out Gulf State Park and it's a no go. It's booked solid except for a few single night stays. No RV site is available for 4-5 nights. I may have to find a place to stay inland away from the coast.
Texas Nomad 05/29/22 10:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Orange Beach, Alabama

Traveling from Dallas/Ft. Worth to Orange Beach, AL in the next couple of weeks. What would be the best route for a travel trailer and where to stay for 4-5 days once I arrive? Also, any recommended side attractions in the area? This will be my first out-of-state trip with the TT. Thanks
Texas Nomad 05/28/22 09:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A Quick Question

>>Yes, both tanks. This will prevent you from having to get up at 2 in the AM. to open the second tank and keep all propane appliances operating.<< Thank you so much! I do not function well at 2:00 AM. ;-)
Texas Nomad 03/26/22 10:14pm Travel Trailers
A Quick Question

I purchased a small, used TT and intend to take it out tomorrow for a couple of nights close to home. It has two propane tanks with an automatic switch-over function on the regulator. My question: Do BOTH tanks need to be OPEN for this function to operate correctly?
Texas Nomad 03/26/22 05:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: trailer quality

Wage of the workers does not make one difference in "quality". Of course it does! Someone making $18/hour has a lot more incentive to retain that job. Someone making $7.25 knows there is a fast food restaurant within walking distance that has a "Now Hiring" sign in the window.
Texas Nomad 02/05/22 12:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Another Question About Level Mate Pro

Thanks to both of you for the help. I downloaded the manual and will level the TT while in storage. Looking forward to trying this neat little unit. It should save a bundle of time.
Texas Nomad 01/29/22 03:27pm Travel Trailers
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