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RE: What ONE feature do you really like/want in your next RV ?

We like ours with the opposing slides. We’ve looked around thinking it might be time to upgrade. What we’d like is get rid of that ridiculous island. What ever space is gained with slides is all but lost to the island. We’re camping, not opening a restaurant!
campigloo 08/12/20 02:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gray tank capacity

Depends on your level of “Navy” showers. I catch what I can when showering for toilet flushing but I’m almost strictly a boondocker. How do you do this? I've always thought it would be a good feature to pull toilet water from the shower tank. Gm, There are several little tricks we use when boondocking. Just the wife and me and can get about 2 weeks out of a 30gal gray tank. Keep a milk jug in the shower. Catch the water while you’re waiting for the warm to show up. Get in and get wet. Soap yourself down then rinse. Wife washes her hair outside when the weather is warm. Don’t let the water run while you’re brushing your teeth. Shave outside. Instead of washing your hands every time you pee keep hand sanitizer handy. Practice and you’ll come up with new ones of your own. Happy trails!
campigloo 08/11/20 03:11pm Beginning RVing
RE: Think your're good at backing? Think again.......

Sometimes she looks like she's swimming out of water with all her hand gestures but haven't hit anything yet.LOL. I see this a lot.. the wife is back there yelling, waving, maybe not in mirror view. I'd rather get in and out of the truck 4 or 5 times and look than have that going on. Yep 20 years towing and still waiting to see her in one of the mirrors. I feel your pain and less than a year for me.... LOL I finally got mine to stand in mirror sight. Now if I could get her to do a little more than just stand there.
campigloo 08/11/20 08:53am Towing
RE: Secret driving school for travel trailer towing

BHaha. That was great!!
campigloo 08/08/20 11:51am Towing
RE: Think your're good at backing? Think again.......

Well I thought I was good at it! Guess I need more practice.
campigloo 08/08/20 11:38am Towing
RE: DPF message

Liketobuild: It sits a lot. I need to drive it more and harder. When I traded my 05 in in 2016 it had 65,000 miles on it. They should have a petcock on the DEF tank for those of us that leave the truck sit too long, but that would cost a few cents. Come on Lynnmor, how antique is something that simple! They would probably want to connect it six computers, have 10 pumps and hide it on the top side of the tranny.
campigloo 08/01/20 09:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: too much truck or not enough trailer?

Last summer I was at a gas station and a lady pulled in with a TT that had the tongue almost dragging on the ground. She had a 3" drop hitch and a truck showing serious signs of way too much tongue weight. I offered her the advise that she would be towing a lot better it she turned the insert over to raise the tongue of the TT. She looked at me like I was probably the stupidest person she ever met and exclaimed in a very loud voice-"If I turned the hitch over, the ball would be on the bottom of the hitch. Do you think I am some kind of idiot!!" She then go back in her truck and left. Another customer came over to me and said that if would have been recording my conversation with her, she and I would both be stars of the internet. Be bought me a cup of coffee and we sat at a picnic table for 10 minutes talking about the idiots that we have met. Hahaha. I ran into one like that traveling with my niece and her husband. The rental was delivered to the site and setup. Dry nice. At the end of the trip the lady came in her 1/2 ton Chevy and backed up to the 31’ trailer. She put the trailer in the ball, Completely raised the tongue jack and then put the torsion bars on. Of course they did absolutely no good. She had about three inches of ground clearance and her front tires were almost dangling in the air. When I tried to show her a better way she informed me her husband told her to do it this way and he was very experienced and knowledgeable of these things. We just shook our heads, oook, and told her good luck and have a nice ride home.
campigloo 08/01/20 09:22am Towing
RE: Up sized my W.D. Bars

Something else you might look into are stable loads. They engage the overload springs and are very easy to disengage when you’re not towing. They aren’t real expensive but unless you have a shop with a lift I wouldn’t recommend trying to drill the springs yourself. I tried that on mine and never got the first hole drilled. If you’re lucky and the spring is predrilled they’re easy to install.
campigloo 08/01/20 09:12am Towing
RE: Shifting An Automatic when towing.

My tv is a 2500 Ram/Cummins. 95% of the time I let the computer do all the work. If I get on serious long grades I will sometimes use the manual to hold the speed and rpm to what I want for climbing or descending. If you have most any kind of later model vehicle it will take care of it. Put it in t/h and go.
campigloo 08/01/20 09:06am Towing
RE: sneak peek

Nice rig! I really like the onboard gen. Is it quiet?
campigloo 08/01/20 08:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer length - does that influence spot availability?

We travel with our 36’ and have not had major problems. The public parks east of the Mississippi have been the most restricted. The western states have been much easier because we boondock a lot. Some of the western parks are too small, but we’ve always managed to find a spot with or without hookups pretty close to where we wanted to be and usually just as nice as the ones that were too small. For us the comfort of the bigger rig always outweighs the minimal hassle.
campigloo 08/01/20 08:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Recommend a TT (rough roads, no campgrounds)

Looking for suggestions for a new TT. A few years back, we owned a unit from Outdoors RV. It seemed well built but was too large for the places we like to camp. We camp as far in the back country that we can in CO/WY/MT. -24ish feet box 24' of box length seems really long to be dragging way up into the hills on unimproved dirt fire roads. That’s true on some roads but I get my 36’ down a bunch of them. It’s often easier than it appears at first.
campigloo 08/01/20 08:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Toyota fake 3/4 ton spotted, overheated

Lots of these comments cements my long unanswered question. Why do Honda and Toyota even have repair shops at their dealerships? Seems like all they would need is an oil change rack.
campigloo 07/29/20 03:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Recommend a TT (rough roads, no campgrounds)

This won’t completely fill your order but airing the tires down helps a lot. Of course just be sure you can air up before you get back on the real road.
campigloo 07/29/20 03:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wi-Fi Booster and Range Extender??

I can’t make any recommendations on type or brand but when I installed our WeBoost I mounted the antenna to the post that has the tv antenna. I haven’t been able to try it in the wild but it works good in the driveway. It’s a little heavy but doesn’t seem to strain it too much.
campigloo 07/29/20 03:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Kind of a dumb question, but I'm new

Adding the hitch is a simple and quick deal. Camping World might not be your best choice of shops to do it. Buying from the dealer you buy the camper from is good advice. CW has a less than stellar reputation.
campigloo 07/27/20 02:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Good Morning Everybody!

Back atcha! I wish I was out enjoying my trailer. My truck was assaulted by a 80’ sweet gum tree on May 11. HOPEFULLY I’ll have it back end of next week. Then we’re off! Geez I’m tired of that bit I’ve been chomping on.
campigloo 07/25/20 01:45pm Around the Campfire
RE: Mechanical Mystery...

It's 68 degrees this morning here... and a seat warmer feels good on old bones. I've used the heated seats nearly year round...except on 90 degree days. The truck battery was replaced around 18 months ago. The passenger seat elements had been playing games for a year before being replaced a month ago. The new ones are doing the same thing, so it shouldn't be the problem. I'm going to have mech check pull the switch and look for corrosion. The dealer is concerned with a ground wire problem. Any other ideas I can give them? cts Man 68 sounds nice. We weren’t able to evacuate this year. Our mornings are 78-&2. Enjoy!!!!
campigloo 07/25/20 01:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: where 2 get water for RV before you reach your destination?

Back to the original question, there are several places if no flying j or something is available. We travel for months at a time and sometimes boondock in one spot for weeks. I carry 4 Jerry cans and have a pump mounted in my storage bin. When we go to some store I ask at the register if I can have 20 gal of water. Rarely am I denied. Same with mom and pop gas stations. Churches are a great place to ask if some one is on the premises. Moral of the story, people are usually really nice and will do their best to accommodate you if you just ask.
campigloo 07/25/20 12:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: After one day, I am finished.....

I’m done with them too! It’s not that surprising they’re too dense to realize they’re killing their golden goose.
campigloo 07/24/20 01:51pm Around the Campfire
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