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RE: Observations from the road

Not disagreeing with anything but... reservations have been brutal. My favorite spot at Assateague SP in Maryland I normally would have a day or 2 to reserve when the reservation window opened a year before. Now I had seconds. Similar problems with a few other parks. :) X2 on a beautiful country Mike
mdcamping 10/26/21 05:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winterizing Jayco 23' hybrid

for incapacitated brother. Where is drain for fresh water tank? Found low point drains toward front driver's side. Thanks Hello I have an similar Jayco X20E The fresh water drain should be almost directly below the fresh water tank. Should be a small white plastic valve. Sometimes it's hard to see if there is water in the tank so If your not sure put a small amount of water in fresh water tank and turn knob till water comes out. Not really a flow directional on those cheap valves, so sometimes it good to make comparisons good luck Mike
mdcamping 10/26/21 10:51am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Coleman Triton stove sucks! Replacement?

yeah a couple of yrs ago my 30 year old coleman white fuel stove died, so I replaced it with a Coleman Triton figuring for less overall maintenance. Turned out to be a big mistake as I had the same control issue. Went back to the coleman 2 burner white fuel stove. Mike
mdcamping 10/25/21 11:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Nice Story fellow RVer

Thank you for sharing, love reading positive stuff! :C Mike
mdcamping 10/21/21 08:47am General RVing Issues
RE: What time of day recreation.gov release their campsites?

https://recreationonestopprod.servicenowservices.com/external?id=kb_article&sys_id=b285afffdbd1bf04c571740d0f961963 not sure if this helps :) Mike
mdcamping 10/21/21 08:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone dribble their gray ?

No Gray water still has an odor to it, yrs ago a guy next to me did that at a campground where the ground was crushed stone, the gray water stained the ground & yeah it stunk. It also come downs to how well of a job over time are you removing the food stuff before it hits the drain, I'm sure most folks don't pay too much attention to this. Now this said we have visited some OLDER parks in CT that allow or are grandfathered where you can dump the gray water directly on the ground, some of the parks have a pvc pipe that sticks shallow into the ground and some just let you run the hose on the ground and drain...Go figure as CT has to be one of the most regulated/permitted states in the US Mike
mdcamping 10/19/21 08:21am General RVing Issues
RE: What now??

Sorry for your loss, I agree maybe take a step back and wait awhile, seek support from family & friends. I hope the healing starts soon and maybe you will be back on the open road. Mike
mdcamping 10/16/21 09:54am RV Lifestyle
RE: Trekkers Alert: If you're a Star Trek fan...

^^ interesting reading on how the US acquired the titanium to build the SR-71 :C Mike
mdcamping 10/05/21 03:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: cleaning 7-pin receiver connector on truck

I've used a pocket screwdriver and scratch up the terminals Mike well I had to take my own advice. Just returned from a trip to NY, anyway when I was pulling into the campground noticed the trailer controller read NC. Put my hand on the plug which felt very warm, tried plugging & unplugging several times and no luck. So after setting up camp I then dug into my tool bucket and pulled out the small screwfriver and did what I have done in the past. I also found that works well is the file like teeth on my needle nose pliers, worked great on the male connections. I was back in Business! Been awhile since I cleaned the terminals as it was overdue :C Mike
mdcamping 09/28/21 07:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Pet peeve, neighbors leave porch light on

Had an similar issue with a neighbors light that was shining through our tent end when we were tuning in for the night. I politely asked them turn off the light as they were fine with it. problem solved. I'll put up a string of lights, I just unplug when I turn in, notice most other folks do the same, no worries. Mike
mdcamping 09/26/21 06:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Saw a unicorn F-150 on the road yesterday!

Now, bear in mind this base truck still carries a $30,000+ price tag, which is absurd in and of itself, but it restored my faith that not everybody that needs a truck goes crazy seeing how close to a $100,000 behemoth they can create. Just thought I'd share :C I have an F-150 XL on order 3.5L HD Ecoboost 4X4 Supercrew with the 3.73, 13,800 max towing, max Payload 2640, 19,500 GCWR. 51K with just a few upgrades. :C Mike
mdcamping 09/19/21 12:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Saw a unicorn F-150 on the road yesterday!

You must remember a dollar is not worth much anymore.I brought my first F150 in 76 300 6 banger 3 speed on the column with AM radio for $3,300 plus tax. I think I bought yours used in 83 for $1300 lol. I sold it in 93 for $400 with 113K miles.. probably still running ;) Mike
mdcamping 09/19/21 12:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Got mice try this

a good cat works Mike
mdcamping 09/16/21 06:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: “Pathetic quality”: RV dealers are fed up...

“Pathetic quality”: RV dealers are fed up with what manufacturers are producing At the very least reading this and the countless other covid related quality issues makes me feel somewhat better putting a deposit on a good looking new to us 2017 Jayco Jay Flight RBS :C Mike
mdcamping 09/16/21 06:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: cleaning 7-pin receiver connector on truck

I've used a pocket screwdriver and scratch up the terminals Mike
mdcamping 09/16/21 06:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing with a 2022 Ford 150 3.5 EcoBoost

Hello everyone How is everyone's experience towing with this truck, as I am considering ordering the truck. Specs: GCWR 17,500, Max Payload 2,190 Max towing 12,300 Also considering ordering/towing a 2022 Jay Flight 24RBS Specs: https://www.rvusa.com/rv-guide/2021-jayco-jay-flight-travel-trailer-floorplan-24rbs-tr48456 Thanks for your replies Mike How can anyone have experience towing with a truck that isn't even available to buy yet? At least, not at the time the original post was written... Maybe if you were asking in January or February, but not early August. yeah that was my mistake as I should have posted 2021, also hadn't looked into the Heavy Duty Mike
mdcamping 09/09/21 01:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with a 2022 Ford 150 3.5 EcoBoost

I’ve been towing my 8000# (scale weight) trailer since 2013 with my HDPP F150 Eco. Payload is 2560#. Many many miles in the mountain west and I have never had an issue with engine braking being insufficient. I down shift early keeping RPM in the 4000 range and have never experienced beyond moderate use of the service brakes. Now mileage, it sucks. At 60 MPH it’s 8 to 9 calculated because the lieometer is always 1 to 1 1/2 higher. LOL Bare mixed mileage rarely exceeds 14. I think the combination of LT tires and 3.73 diff kills it. Keeping my expectations in check but would be happy if I got 10 MPG towing, put in a order for F150 3.5L HD Ecoboost 4X4 Supercrew with the 3.73, 13,800 towing, Payload 2640, 19,500 GCWR Mike Did you spec out the trailer tow mirrors? Getting 10mpg depends mostly on aerodynamics and how fast you drive. As I mentioned before you may want a camper shell to keep the wind off of the front of the trailer. I that that you will be happy the truck. Let us know how it works in real life. Tow mirrors.. yes My present tacoma & past F150 got c**p for gas millage, not expecting anything different :) Mike
mdcamping 09/07/21 08:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Weather is always around

We have had great weather here in N Georgia for the past few days - low humidity and cooling temps. We are heading out to NE Georgia mountains for a few days and as I look at the weather report I see most of N Georgia with rain on up into N Carolina. Don't mind the rain so much but hate to set up in the rain. This is our first outing since this COVID mess got started and we are having to re-learn every detail for packing and traveling. Going to be fun, even in the rain Thats the spirit! Cook under the awning, have a cold adult drink and play some tunes (quietly)..and if the rain stops all the better! :C Enjoy your trip and safe travels! Mike
mdcamping 09/06/21 04:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Towing with a 2022 Ford 150 3.5 EcoBoost

I’ve been towing my 8000# (scale weight) trailer since 2013 with my HDPP F150 Eco. Payload is 2560#. Many many miles in the mountain west and I have never had an issue with engine braking being insufficient. I down shift early keeping RPM in the 4000 range and have never experienced beyond moderate use of the service brakes. Now mileage, it sucks. At 60 MPH it’s 8 to 9 calculated because the lieometer is always 1 to 1 1/2 higher. LOL Bare mixed mileage rarely exceeds 14. I think the combination of LT tires and 3.73 diff kills it. Keeping my expectations in check but would be happy if I got 10 MPG towing, put in a order for F150 3.5L HD Ecoboost 4X4 Supercrew with the 3.73, 13,800 towing, Payload 2640, 19,500 GCWR Mike
mdcamping 09/06/21 12:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 HD trucks delivery date

over a week ago I put in a order for a new F150 3.5L HD Ecoboost 4X4 Supercrew, was told should be in by Dec. That said I remember ordering my Tacoma in 07, that took several months also. First camping trip is 4-2022 so that would be my maximum deadline, guess we shall see.. Mike
mdcamping 09/06/21 12:39pm Tow Vehicles
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