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RE: EZ Snap window shades?

4th of July week trip. Took ezshade off one side of window and waited 5 minutes. The side without the ez shade was 96.6 degrees, ez shade side was 81.1. 5 minutes longer and the side without ez shade was 100.4, side with ez shade was 81.7 degrees. Another 10 minutes and side without ez shade was 103, side with ez shade was 82.6. The glass is getting hotter from not being shaded and is causing the heat to spread. Bhai hhhhhh b by b Its only mid 80's outside right now and a 20 degree temp difference. $225 kit (with extra snaps) covered 4 windows on slideout, window in door, window in kitchen and window in wife's side of bedroom. I'm VERY pleased thus far. As the week progresses, we'll see if the cooler windows help keep temps down. 32' box with large slide and only 1 15k ducted ac unit.
spoon059 07/02/20 09:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Outdoor Kitchens

Have an outdoor kitchen, use it for most meals. Leaking was never a concern, it seals better than the windows and entry door. Originally thought it was a wasted space and planned to find other use for it, now I can't imagine living without it. Fridge for drinks for parents and kids so we don't wake the baby while she's sleeping, easy sink for washing up outside. Stovetop area so the whole RV doesn't smell like bacon or sausage in the morning, or spaghetti or tacos in the evening. Cooking outside for lunch so we don't get all that heat inside in the middle of the day.
spoon059 06/30/20 08:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Purchasing land to live on in DC area - zoning questions

Its going to be very difficult to find land like that, and then super expensive to buy it. Montgomery County... forget it. Half an acre in the county is a couple hundred thousand dollars to start with, finding 5+ acres is borderline impossible. Having it zoned for a trailer is extremely unlikely. Howard County is getting quite difficult too. As people flee the Liberalism and cost of Montgomery County, they are taking out Howard, Frederick, parts of Anne Arundel, etc. Southern PG, northern Charles or western Calvert County are more likely to have some affordable rural type acreage. You'd need to find a property that is zoned for mobile/manufactured homes. Depending upon where you want to be in DC, its not terribly far away.
spoon059 06/30/20 08:08pm Beginning RVing
RE: Dicor Roof Sealant. Do I need to use the Part 1 Cleaner?

no, Lap sealant is so sticky and gooey that as long as there is no obvious dirt, or a layer of skum it will stick. if you are happy with your soap and water cleaning job then you most likely have cleaned it good enough. I have never prepped a surface with special cleaners, maybe rubbing alcohol, but usually just car wash soap or just windex and it always seals. He's not talking about lap sealant, he is putting some protectant layer over his whole roof. OP, most of us have never wasted our time with anything like that. The Dicor roofing material lasts longer than your RV will. The only thing that NEEDS maintenance is your lap sealant/caulked seams. Anything else is just to make yourself feel better.
spoon059 06/29/20 07:43am General RVing Issues
RE: 2019 Dodge Durango with tow package? am I making a mistake?

Payload, payload, payload. You're gonna run out of it quickly. Your kids are going to keep growing, get a bigger truck. This will be my wife's daily driver. A truck is not an option. Matt Then a bunkhouse traditional trailer is not an option for you either.
spoon059 06/28/20 07:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Air Conditioning how many do not use it.

Mid Atlantic region, where summers usually get into the 80-90% humidity range we have our AC going. Gets too hot and humid inside the tin box to be able to sleep.
spoon059 06/25/20 02:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Any new developments in hitches?

It may not sounds like a lot. But on a weekend trip, time really counts. That entire process takes me about 4 minutes... with my 5 year old "helping" me. The only other faster method is a motorhome where you don't have a toad.
spoon059 06/25/20 08:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Storing with blank tanks 1/4 full???

Because if it dries to the bottom of the tank it won't be pretty. He wants to store it for months. He said two weeks, not months. OP, you'll be fine. If everything works correctly (your tank vents aren't blocked, you have a water seal on your toilet) you won't have any problems. people are fanatically searching for a problem for which they can complain...
spoon059 06/14/20 08:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: EZ Snap window shades?

I bought some and just cut and installed them. It seems like a quality product thus far. I appreciate your feedback, it was quite helpful. We have a short trip next week, should be in the sun. I'll take some temp measurements and see how effective they truly are. Some of my windows (kids bunk room and my side of the bedroom) have reflectix still. The rest of the windows (main living area and wifes side of the bedroom) will have these. I'm hopeful that they significantly reduce the heat. We have the 15K AC because we camp at a lot of 30 amp only campgrounds, and its a large space to cool down on hot mid-atlantic summer days!
spoon059 06/12/20 02:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer legs

$160 for about a nickels worth of plastic? That's insane.
spoon059 06/11/20 08:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Out of state license and storage.

Vehicles are generally titled and registered in the state where they're garaged. As an attorney, I can tell you this is an incorrect statement. Vehicles are titled where the owner maintains a legal residence. Correct. The registration address must correspond with the address of the primary registered owner. Otherwise everyone would title their vehicles in the cheapest state, regardless of where they live.
spoon059 06/11/20 08:25am Beginning RVing
RE: Help with A/C freezing up ..

Could be a variety of options. Best case scenario is that the fan was on low. It doesn't move enough air to keep up with the humidity, the excess humidity freezes on the coil. Our AC is always on high, I don't even know why low is an option. In regards to voltage, I'm not sure what low voltage would do in terms of allowing the coil to freeze. Just because YOU had low voltage doesn't mean that he did. I stayed at a beautiful state park a couple years ago that had 7 sites per run of electric. I kept getting low voltage and my EMS would disconnect power, my FIL at site 22 next to us never had a blip on his power and ran fine all weekend. The park ranger told us to avoid sites 7, 14, 21, 28 and 35, because they all had voltage problems in the summer when everyone's campers were pulling lots of amps for AC. This is the type of problem that you wouldn't know by simply checking the power upon arrival. We were among the first people to get there. Plugged in and immediately turned on AC with no problem. It wasn't until around noon the next day that everyone's ACs kicked on at the same time to cool down. Plenty of voltage at the start of the run, not enough at the end of the run.
spoon059 06/09/20 09:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Reservations for WRONG dates...

Yup, did it once when reserving 4 sites for a group. Thankfully my wife noticed when she went to email the reservation info to the rest of the group. Moral of the story, I'm not allowed to reserve sites anymore!!!
spoon059 06/06/20 06:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Truck GVWR wrong weight listed on registration

(my understanding is that if I'm ever in a wreck and weight is incorrectly stated, insurance company could deny claims) Rather than assume and ask people not affiliated with you or your insurance, I would ask your insurance company. That said, I think that you've been given poor advice. The registration weight is a tax you pay to the state to drive down the road. Your insurance would start having potential problems if you are grossly overloaded, but even then I doubt they deny claims. Drunk drivers are covered in wrecks, why wouldn't you be covered?
spoon059 06/05/20 09:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Burbman Crosses over to the Dark Side....

Payload is 4,480 lbs. Camper weighs 3017 "wet" as weighed from the factory, so once loaded up we should be right at or just under GVWR. Surprised that the 68RFE has a higher payload and tow arting than the Aisin. Also interesting how the GVWR magically jumps up 900 lbs with the Cummins to keep the payload ratings the same. Don't you have a longbed? The 4,480 rating is for the shortbed. I think you might have more payload, at least according to that chart. Also, I think the GVWR shows that the weakest link in that entire system is the gas engine, not the frame, wheels, tires, brakes, suspension, etc. Everything else is the same, but the CTD is rated for more weight.
spoon059 05/27/20 08:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Burbman Crosses over to the Dark Side....

Nice truck, its even the right color! What's your payload? My used 2015 was my first Ram and first diesel. Bought it with 10K miles, have about 50K now. Trouble free, easy towing. Get between 11-13 mpg towing depending upon how loaded we are and weather conditions. Nothing like putting it in cruise control and going. Hope your truck is as dependable and reliable as ours has been thus far! I'm hoping to sell my truck for a premium in 5 years, as it will have low miles, and step up to a new 1 ton. One word of wisdom... make sure the recalls have been done. My water pump was the design that was prone to fail and was replaced. The tailgate has a recall as well, they are prone to opening while driving down the road. My tailgate fell while towing and banged my trailer jack, denting the top of the tailgate. Ram declined to fix the tailgate, as it had minor previous damage that was poorly fixed by a friend.
spoon059 05/26/20 10:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: NY is open

Before this gets too far off the rails, I didn't mean for it to become a political post. While it appears that I share ideology with GDS and MDK, my post wasn't written to put off the other side. There are sufficient facts shown to me that I do not feel the need to be forced at home. The overwhelming majority of deaths are to ages 65 and older. That doesn't apply to me. The overwhelming majority of deaths are to people with compromised immune systems. That doesn't apply to me. By my last count, 45% of ALL deaths in the US occurred in the NYC Metro area. That doesn't apply to me. I have been a front line first responder, working throughout this pandemic. I have been at homes where people with Covid have died, I have been at homes where Covid was fraudulently (in my opinion, but OK by CDC standards) applied. I have dealt with Covid positive people. I am alive and well. The vast majority of people with Covid have no symptoms and don't know they had it. I do not believe that this is nearly as widespread a problem as people are making it out to be. I believe it is more contagious than the flu, but I don't believe that it is more deadly than the flu. The only reason more people are dying is because you are more likely to catch Covid than flu. For people that are in the age or immunity risk group and want to stay home, please stay home. Nobody is trying to force you to go camping, go to work, go to the gym, take mass transit, etc. You are free to stay at home as long as you would like to stay at home. I object to the people that are forcing ME to stay home. If I contract Covid and die due to my own negligence, isn't that my right and my fault? We don't force everyone to stay home because 40K people die every year in car crashes, do we? So why are we forcing people home now? It was appropriate to flatten the curve, which has been done. Now it is appropriate for the country to open, people to go back to work and take risks that they are comfortable taking. Politics aside, I think that is something that every free American should believe in. I am seeing how the Nazi's took over Germany and got so many people to turn on their neighbors. So many people in the US were so quick to call the police and rat out their neighbors for having too many people over, or businesses for not enforcing mask policies, or anything else. It reminded me of Nazi Germany where people called and turned in their neighbors for providing care to Jews. Its sickening to see how quickly our own countrymen are willing to turn on each other and allow the government to overreach like this. That said, I hope everyone is having a safe and healthy Memorial Day. Please take this day to spend with family and friends and remember those men and women who died for our freedom. Remember their family and friends who can't have a cookout with them today, because they are gone. Remember what made this country so special. God bless America!
spoon059 05/25/20 01:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: NY is open

Thank goodness. We've got a trip to Vermont coming up in August, want to stay at a NYS campground for a couple nights on the way there. The issue has been the NYC Metro area and nursing homes. State parks are hardly the problem...
spoon059 05/25/20 07:26am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Airbag fill ports?

Bottom holes of your license plate, usually plastic behind that. Inside your gas door, usually plastic.
spoon059 05/23/20 07:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: 20 year loan for RV?

Some people never figure out the difference between investment spending and consumptive spending. I know the difference. I also know the difference between taking a brief (not 20 year) loan to buy a larger camper for my young and growing family so that I can give them experiences growing up that they wouldn't otherwise have. For 3 years worth of interest my children get to Florida every February. They get to go to the beach every fall. They get to go to the lake a couple times a year. They got to go to Tennessee 2 years ago, Outer Banks last year, Vermont this year and who know's where next year. We have a group of good camping friends, and the kids have a couple sets of "camping friends" that live over an hour away. That's too far for regular play dates, but for 8-12 trips a year they get to spend lots of time with those friends. They get to go on boats, get to go tubing, get to go to waterparks, etc. These are experiences that I rarely had growing up and my wife never had. Those are experiences that will make me have to work another year or two at the back end, but give my children a more fulfilling childhood than they may have had before. Completely and totally worth it. Heck, for that matter my wife gave up her job (RN at a major pediatric hospital) to stay home to homeschool the kids. These are major financial sacrifices that we have knowingly made for the sake of our children. All money WELL spent, in my opinion. By the way, I got a pretty good deal on my camper, 34% off MSRP. By negotiating a decent deal, putting a hefty cash down payment and financing $18,000 over about 3 years I paid right around $1000 in interest. $1000 to buy 3 years more camping time with my family??? I'll spend that money any day!
spoon059 05/22/20 09:08am Beginning RVing
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