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RE: Question about freshwater tank use

In something like 1900 nights on the road I don't think that we have EVER hooked up to CG water. Never used a CG shower either. The trailer has a water tank & a pump for a reason. The tank gets filled, running the water through a softener, then the hose is put away for at least 3 or 4 days before it is needed again. The only time we get a FHU site is if the CG has nothing else but a FHU site. We can go a week without dumping if necessary. It is plug in power & DONE most setups. A whole lot less to put away when leaving too. The regular turnover of water is good along with a shot of water freshener at almost every fillup.
Veebyes 10/13/21 06:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ever hear of this camping company? Harvest Host

A member of HH for a couple of years. No problem with the expectation of buying something in their gift shops. We are not wine drinkers so for that reason we avoid the wineries. The suggested one night limit is understandable also. They don't want squatters freeloading. Never stayed for more than one night however if wanting to spend a day, & an additional night, exploring the area I would not expect a problem. HH is not a CG. It is not for everyone. There are rig size limits & numbers that can be accommodated. Don't expect a perfectly level place to park. Most likely it will not. Don't expect nice firm ground either. Maybe it will be, maybe not. You might be on the edge of a hay field. Don't expect perfectly mowed grass. It is what it is. If you can abide by the few simple conditions which vary from host to host a stay here & there is a great option from the usual 'camp packem in' that is the typical all services CG. If you are adaptable to all kinds of situations & maybe meet some really interesting people along the way HH is great.
Veebyes 10/10/21 07:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Battery Issue?

As multi month travellers, rather than weekend warriors or full timers, it is always good to be prepared for eventual failures which are sure to happen at the most inconvenient time. It is good to have onboard two very useful but not overly expensive items. A battery load tester, which eliminates removing batteries & taking them to be tested somewhere, & a battery charger, which can be connected directly to the battery bank if there are converter/charger problems.
Veebyes 10/10/21 07:15am Tech Issues
RE: Looking for ideas on how to Roll up/store 50 amp cord

Laundry basket. Enough of female end is left out to reach shore power input. Required amount of pedestal end is pulled out of basket.
Veebyes 10/05/21 11:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Border Crossing Headed To Alaska

Kinda early to be making firm decisions for border crossings in 2022. Who knows what the situation will be by then? Safe to advise, if you are not vaccinated, get vaccinated, otherwise you might be facing a whole heap of restrictions to comply with.
Veebyes 10/04/21 06:15pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Buzzing transfer switch

Had the same buzzing problem. It eventually failed to respond to my hitting the thing to stop it. Nothing likes to be slapped. Bought & installed a better quality, more expensive, unit. Silence for many years since.
Veebyes 10/04/21 06:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Generators for 5er

What is the fixation with high KW gennys? At home in Bermuda I have a portable 3.5KW genny as backup for hurricanes. It has been needed a number of times. It runs the house just fine which includes two water heaters & a shallow well pump, two fridges, plus all of the small stuff. Cooking is propane. No heat. No air.
Veebyes 10/02/21 02:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pet peeve, neighbors leave porch light on

An old irritation for many. I really can't see the point in leaving the door light, or any other outside light on for that matter. The fashionable trend of bright LEDs on the front is particularly pointless & annoying if in an otherwise dark campground.
Veebyes 09/26/21 06:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Got mice try this

Good old fashioned mouse trap some peanut butter & cheese. Found evidence that we were not alone in a cupboard last night. Set the neck breaker. This morning, one dead mouse. Easy meal in the tall grass behind us for something.
Veebyes 09/17/21 04:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Weather is always around

There is a boating rule that applies equally to camping. Never let the weather win.
Veebyes 09/14/21 07:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Vax Passports

We should not complain about 'travel passports'. There was a time when we had to have visas & shots for things like polio before we could go anywhere just about. A requirement for being vaccinated, or at the very least proof of a negative covid test, will be the norm. Nobody likes it, but we don't get to make the rules.
Veebyes 09/13/21 10:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Replacing front landing gear box and motor.

On a slope, I would skip the jackstands.....use the truck. Having removed legs myself more than once or twice & also having the trailer slip, the safest way to remove a leg is to do it on level ground & hooked to the truck. Transferring weight to stands or blocks of wood is fine however the truck is a fail safe insurance device should something slip. It won't drop far.
Veebyes 09/13/21 10:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Vax Passports

This is nothing new. It was not that long ago when we required shots for one thing or another in order to travel to all kinds of countries. We did not complain. We did not carry on about evil conspiracy theories. Get used to it. Covid is here to stay for quite some time. If we want to travel we will need more than a passport.
Veebyes 08/24/21 08:52pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hersey PA RV show

Been to it a few times. Yeah, it is big. Yeah, you need two days to cover it. Don't expect to find what you want at the show. There are simply too many models available. Do some research before going. If nothing else narrow the builders down. Do a short video of any possibilities. Be sure to mention builder & model in video. After a couple of hours they all start to look the same.
Veebyes 08/24/21 08:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Just beginning to do homework

I'll add a horrible thought to consider. Breakdowns. I am 3 weeks into being truckless at this very moment due to serious truck issues & a lack of parts availability. I am about 5000 miles into a 9000 mile around the country trip. There is no guarantee but before you do your very first mile get your vehicles fully serviced. If a part looks dodgy, have it replaced. I do & did for this trip but Murphy is always there riding with you. Once north of Edmonton help is further & further apart & available. Carry routine spares. Fuel filters, oil filters, brake rotor pads. That type of thing that a northern garage probably won't have on hand & there is no such thing as next day delivery. Carry tools that you need for things that you can do yourself. We broke a wetbolt on the trailer one time. Yes, we had spares & yes we have the tools needed to jack up the trailer & we changed it ourselves in a Dawson City, YT campground. It set us back about a day but time overall for a few things to go wrong was built into the trip.
Veebyes 08/21/21 11:55am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Just beginning to do homework

You are looking at about 100 days, give or take. Doable. Each of our four trips from MD Eastern Shore was between 120 & 135 days. Time actually in Alaska was between 42 & 50 days. Canada was not treated as a no mans land that had to be rushed through. Canada is huge. Alaska is relatively small. Some of the very best mountain scenery in all of N America is in Canada. Some of the best animal viewing is in Canada. Treat it less as a trip to Alaska & more as a trip to The North.
Veebyes 08/21/21 11:27am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Towing a 42 footer… What do you think?

Cruise the forums & see how many wish they had or have downsized rather than upsized to 40' plus monsters. If you look carefully at floorplans all you are really getting is more floor space. The monsters will have the same fridges, the same stoves, the same furniture as a mid 30s 5er. They may have a bit more storage but other than that it is all floor space.
Veebyes 08/19/21 11:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2016-2021 with Island Kitchen floor plans

As long as you can get to the potty & half of the refrigerator with slides in, all is good. The fridge is no real big deal since most pack a day cooler to carry in the truck.
Veebyes 08/19/21 11:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: giving it up

Quitting time is something everyone has to face. When I have to pay somebody to fix every little thing it will be time to quit. Right now I am happy to go up on the roof, crawl underneath & twist the body into all kinds of positions to get at something in the basement. It is not as easy as it used to be but thousands in tech time have been saved fixing the little things myself. When the body says enough I guess that will be enough.
Veebyes 08/17/21 02:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Putting new decals over old.

Oh I never said anything about the hazzardness of lacquer thinners or acetone etc. Yes they are. They work & they often cost much less than other products carrying a different name.
Veebyes 08/17/21 02:05pm General RVing Issues
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