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RE: New style entry steps

our current TT has them. previous TT had old style fold up. no comparison in our opinion. we like them much better. very solid. never had a problem with being unlevel. small hand broom takes care of any dirt, and if its raining or wet. a towel drys them perfectly. but as with most things, to each his own
sgfrye 07/15/19 08:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Opinion on Resort Fees ?

My thoughts include - Hhhmmmm, how badly do I want to stay here? If I want to badly enough, I pay the fee, otherwise I look into a state park. yep their rules, rates and policies. if you aren't happy with it, choose another location. we travel with 4 small dogs. some private campgrounds have a 2 pet max policy. i don't complain about it, i just find somewhere else to stay that doesn't have that policy.
sgfrye 07/12/19 06:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Chevy 1500HD vs. 2500

A pop up small trailer vs a nice TT with lots of room and amenities. That’s the difference between the two trucks. best post of the week award
sgfrye 07/12/19 06:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Trailer with 50 amp service?

Progressive Industries EMS is a very good protection system. I have the portable unit and no issues. You will need to get a 30 amp to 50 amp adapter as well. The other comments about not running 2nd air and microwave are all valid. Just watch what things you are powering on. I just spent the 4th of July at a 30 amp campsite and my 5th wheel is 50 amp. We had no electrical issues at all. Dave everything has already been said but yes, same results with us and the progressive ems the ems has worked as it should for us a couple times on low voltage situations
sgfrye 07/12/19 06:24am Tech Issues
RE: Leaky waterhose

i discovered the zero g hose about a year ago and love it. easy to roll up and store. i do not leave it under pressure. when we get to a campground i use it to fill my water tank and use it while we camp. number one reason it always gives better pressure and if i develope a leak somewhere the pump kicks on and i know something is wrong.
sgfrye 07/12/19 06:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: A simple idea

i usually have my wife stand where i want back of TT to stop. i roll down the windows and if i hear her scream i know ive gone back to far.... all joking aside she does a good job of directing me but just can't grasp the fact that i constantly have to remind her of. if you can't see my side mirrors, i can't see you. after we get it where we want it and start to setup she asks "what can i do to help?" my response is check your emails, facebook posts, and texts. while i setup, then she gets the inside ready, when we break down. she always squares away the inside while i do the outside works for us
sgfrye 07/11/19 12:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer length restrictions

The only real limit is whether you can make it fit. The measurements are typically curb to street, so you can usuallybe a little longer since there's often some clear space behind the curb. My trailer is 38' overall. When booking I always looks at pics when available, to make sure the table or fire pit isn't directly behind the curb. Or trees. I've been in space spec'd as 24'. I make it work, and it can take a little extra time to squeeze it into said site. our TT is 38ft also, never had a problem finding a spot in va, nc and sc state parks. it does take some planning ahead for sites large enough. but as busy as these parks are, unless its winter time. you need to plan and make reservations anyway. campsitephotos.com is a good site for site photos as well as individual park websites.
sgfrye 07/11/19 09:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Manufacturers offering Barrel Ceilings?

our first TT was 33ft, flat ceiling. current TT is 37ft and has a "slightly domed" ceiling which is what i assume you are referring to. it does have a more spacious feel to it. the manufacturer (keystone model Laredo 330rl) gets slammed quite often for quality of workmanship. 9 months into owning it we have had zero problems but i do the maintenance on it myself. monthly roof inspections etc. etc its a 2019 model. check out the floor plan. 3 slides, large shower rear living. need a 3/4 ton to tow comfortably. ours averages 9500 to 10k lbs loaded for the road. my truck is a ford f250 gasser
sgfrye 07/09/19 11:51am Travel Trailers
RE: The best camping spots are free.

Much harder to come by on the East Coast. From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic ocean. Places you can just stop and camp are few, and far between. Not much land that is not in use around here. for sure we are lucky in nc, sc and virginia to have a good amount of beautiful state parks charging 25 to 50 bucks a night for water and electric. majority have nice large sites not jammed up on top of each other. scenery is always great. mountains to the coast.
sgfrye 07/09/19 07:47am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Picking up new camper

looks like it was well cared for. sharp looking. enjoy
sgfrye 07/09/19 06:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Air Conditioning Malfunction?

was your shore power 30amp or 50amp? if 30 probably only able to run one unit at a time. our Travel trailer is a 37ft with one 15k btu ducted system in living area. ducts run to bathroom and front bedroom. here in north carolina we can get some extremely hot days. for comparison 2 weekends ago our campsite was in full sun no shade, outside temps were approx 95 degrees. inside TT was 88 degrees by noon with ac running constantly. when the sun gets low in the evening it cools down quickly and gets comfortable. will go down into 60's if we wanted at night with outside temps in mid 70's what we do now during day if we can't get a shaded spot is close front bedroom door and turn vents on ac unit to dump straight down and bypasses the ducts. shrinks the area needed to be cooled and keeps temps in 70's if outside temps are in mid upper 90's not sure if your units have mechanical issues but just some thoughts to check on first.
sgfrye 07/09/19 06:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mooresville, NC to Longs, SC

welcome to nc and year round rv'ing. as you already know im sure traffic anywhere around charlotte can be a PITA any day of the week but not terrible. from charlotte the hwy 74 route is easy driving and as other poster mentioned if you are headed to willowtree resort you will like it. wife and i have stayed there once, this past january. large sites and very well maintained. short drive to north myrtle and myrtle beach. enjoy My neighbor told me about taking NC-218 from I485 to US74. He does not pull a trailer. Are you familiar with NC-218? Thanks! I am not.. we live about an hour south of Raleigh. looking on google maps that looks like a good option though.
sgfrye 07/08/19 08:09am Roads and Routes
RE: Mooresville, NC to Longs, SC

welcome to nc and year round rv'ing. as you already know im sure traffic anywhere around charlotte can be a PITA any day of the week but not terrible. from charlotte the hwy 74 route is easy driving and as other poster mentioned if you are headed to willowtree resort you will like it. wife and i have stayed there once, this past january. large sites and very well maintained. short drive to north myrtle and myrtle beach. enjoy
sgfrye 07/03/19 06:27am Roads and Routes
RE: When to sign and what to sign? New 2019 trailer purchase.

i would not sign anything until you do a complete final walk thru.. if you are comfortable getting on roof do that also. last fall when we bought our current TT i noticed another brand new 2019 TT with a 2 inch gap of caulking missing on rear roof corner as we were walking thru the lot it had been raining like crazy for several days prior to me seeing it.. who knows how long it had been on lot. i pointed out to our sales man that they might want to check it out
sgfrye 07/03/19 06:04am Travel Trailers
Stone Mountain State Park north carolina

Anyone stayed at Stone Mountain State Park NC? Wife and I are staying July 4th thru 7th. We are water tubing on a river Friday outside the park on the 5th. I know the park has hiking trails etc. Wondering if anyone has other recommendations for things to do in the area. Thanks!
sgfrye 07/01/19 11:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Carolina Pines RV Resort Myrtle Beach

I Understand you disappointment however a place to stay without full amenities beats no place to stay at all. At this point if you can't find anything else why not just stay there? x2 considering the area and how crowded rv parks, hotels, and condos are there in the summer
sgfrye 06/19/19 11:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Upgrading to electric stabilizer jacks

both our current TT and previous had/has electric stabilizers. i have had no problems with them. i wouldn't require them on future purchase, manual would be fine for me. lowering and raising the electric ones do give my wife something to do setting up and breaking down the camper that makes her feel important
sgfrye 06/18/19 12:40pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New - Buying a Tralier - No Clue What I'm Doing

As a rule trailers are meant for part time leisure occupancy. Those who are full time have the gear and experience needed. good point here. wife and i are experienced rv'ers and have traveled all over the east coast north and south. we are not experienced enough to full-time even though we have the equipment
sgfrye 06/18/19 09:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Fridge on propane while driving

travel with it on....
sgfrye 06/17/19 09:46am Beginning RVing
RE: Myrtle Beach

I would recommend Huntington Beach State Park. A little further south but still am easy drive to any of the attractions in MB. It has the best beach in the area. Decades ago they built a jetty to keep control beach erosion in MB. Didn't work. All the sand they dump on MB beaches finds its way to Huntington Beach, so the beach is getting bigger. I like MB State Park, but it is MUCH busier. It is also on the flight path for the airport. So around 6AM the jets starting coming and going. They are either landing or taking off right over the park and quite low at that point. However, it is late to schedule anything this year. I was looking last week at all the coastal parks for sites in 2020, and the pickings are already slim for next year. Huntington Beach SP is our favorite too. Myrtle Beach SP is our 2nd favorite. Both are much quieter and less hazardous than the cgs with golf carts running all over everyone. my thoughts exactly MOD'S EDIT: I fixed the quote for you.
sgfrye 06/17/19 06:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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